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LeCornu Megan M Private practice, Santa Clarita, - - 2013
The aims of this study were to analyze 3-dimensional skeletal changes in subjects with Class II malocclusion treated with the Herbst appliance and to compare these changes with treated Class II controls using 3-dimensional superimposition techniques. Seven consecutive Herbst patients and 7 Class II controls treated with Class II elastics ...
Park Heon-Mook - - 2013
Objective: To investigate the differences in the amount and pattern of the maxillary incisor (MXI) inclination change in skeletal Class III patients treated with extraction of the maxillary first premolars (MXP1) and two-jaw surgery (TJS) between conventional orthognathic surgery (COS) and surgery-first approach (SFA). Materials and Methods: The study included ...
Kimura Naoyuki N Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Jichi Medical University, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Penn classification, a risk assessment system for acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD), is based on preoperative ischemic conditions. We investigated whether Penn classes predict outcomes after surgery for AAAD. Three hundred fifty-one patients with DeBakey type I AAAD treated surgically, January 1997 to January 2011, were divided into ...
de Groot Nicolette L - - 2013
Background and study aims: This study aimed to reassess whether the Forrest classification is still useful for the prediction of rebleeding and mortality in peptic ulcer bleedings and, based on this, whether the classification could be simplified. Patients and methods: Prospective registry data on peptic ulcer bleedings were collected and ...
Qadri Syed S A - - 2013
Thoracoscore is incorporated in the new British Thoracic Society and National Institute of Health and clinical Excellence guidelines to evaluate the operative mortality risk of patients undergoing thoracic surgery. This study examines the accuracy of Thoracoscore in predicting postoperative mortality in patients undergoing pneumonectomy. All patients who underwent pneumonectomy from ...
Bellitti Renato - - 2013
Degenerative mitral valve (MV) bileaflet prolapse (DMVBP) is recognized as one of the most complex lesions to be treated by reconstructive surgery. In the present study, we report our long-term results with reconstructive surgery for DMVBP. From 2000 to 2011, 140 patients with MV regurgitation due to DMVBP were treated ...
Piérard Sophie - - 2013
The impact of symptoms on the natural history of patients with severe aortic stenosis (SAS) has been well documented. By contrast, the implications of preoperative symptoms on postoperative outcomes remain poorly defined. The long-term survival of 812 patients greater than 65 years old with SAS undergoing bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement ...
Jang Woo Sung - - 2013
We investigated the mid-term surgical results of Fontan conversion with antiarrhythmias surgery and permanent pacemaker implantation, which were complications of a previous Fontan operation. From January 1996 to November 2011, we performed Fontan conversion in 31 of 260 Fontan cases (M:F = 17:14, mean age = 19.0 years). The Fontan ...
Patel Mayara Paim - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to cephalometrically compare the skeletal and dentoalveolar effects in the treatment of Class II malocclusion with Pendulum and Jones jig appliances, followed by fixed corrective orthodontics, and to compare such effects to a control group. The sample was divided into three groups. Group 1: ...
Prakash Smita S Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, - - 2013
Differences in patient characteristics due to race or ethnicity may influence the incidence of difficult airway. Our purpose was to determine the incidence of difficult laryngoscopy and intubation, as well as the anatomical features and clinical risk factors that influence them, in the Indian population. In 330 adult patients receiving ...
Inman Diane M DM Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2013
In a nonrandomized prospective study, significant decreases in patient anxiety with home urinary catheter management and in length of stay were reported when patients attended the preoperative prostatectomy class with standard postoperative education versus standard postoperative education.
Alikhani Mani M Associate professor and director, Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research, Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, New York University, New York, - - 2013
Our objectives were to study the effect of micro-osteoperforations on the rate of tooth movement and the expression of inflammatory markers. Twenty adults with Class II Division 1 malocclusion were divided into control and experimental groups. The control group did not receive micro-osteoperforations, and the experimental group received micro-osteoperforations on ...
Gondusky Joseph S - - 2013
Day of surgery (DOS) discharge after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) allows for safe, efficient care of the appropriately selected patient. Refinement of our perioperative pathway over the last decade has allowed for successful DOS discharge of 160 consecutive patients. The cohort averaged 65years and American Society of Anesthesiology class was ...
Davies Edward J EJ Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of the Epicor high intensity focused ultrasound (St. Jude, Inc.®, Minneapolis, MN, USA) system using seven-day ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring over a two-year follow-up period. One hundred and ten patients undergoing ablation were included from a single center ...
Fong Calvin Sze-Un - - 2013
To compare mortality risk between cataract surgical patients with corrected and persistent visual impairment. Cohort study. A total of 1864 consecutive patients, aged ≥64 years, undergoing phacoemulsification surgery at Westmead Hospital were followed annually for 5 years postoperatively. Visual impairment status in the surgical eye was categorized as none (presenting ...
Shoup J P - - 2013
Despite the high mortality, there is currently no specific treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Research investigating optimum degree of blood pressure control in patients presenting with ICH and hypertension is ongoing. However, there is limited understanding of the potential benefits of specific classes of antihypertensive therapy. β-Adrenergic antagonists may provide ...
Schofer Joachim - - 2013
Prospective multicenter non-randomized evaluation of the DFM system for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis. The Direct Flow Medical transcatheter aortic valve (DFM) system is a non-metallic design with a pressurized support structure which allows precise positioning, retrieval and assessment of valve performance prior to permanent implantation. One hundred high ...
Migrino Raymond Q - - 2013
Light chain amyloidosis (AL) involves multiorgan failure induced by amyloidogenic light chain proteins, and is associated with high mortality. We aimed to identify clinical, laboratory, and imaging parameters that would predict 1-year and long-term AL mortality. Forty-four biopsy-proven AL patients (61.5 ± 12 years, 20 females) underwent clinical evaluation including ...
Kor Hok Sim HS Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Dental Research Institute, Seoul National University, 28 Yeongeon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-768, Republic of - - 2014
The goal of this study is to evaluate relapse after orthognathic surgery of skeletal class III with anterior open bite depending on the posterior impaction and mandibular counterclockwise rotation. Patients (n = 29) were divided into two groups according to the change of mandibular occlusal plane angle (MnOP): Group A had a ...
Ishida Takayoshi - - 2013
In nongrowing patients with skeletal Class II malocclusion, premolar extraction or maxillary distalization can be used as camouflage treatment. Zygomatic anchorage enables distalization in uncooperative or noncompliant patients. We describe 1 such procedure in a 24-year-old woman. We used novel improved superelastic nickel-titanium archwires combined with nickel-titanium open-coil springs to ...
Dentali Francesco - - 2013
The Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Severity Index (PESI) is a clinical prognostic rule that accurately classifies PE patients in five risk classes with increasing mortality. PESI score has been validated in studies with a relatively short-term follow-up and its accuracy in predicting long-term prognosis has never been established. Consecutive patients admitted ...
Yu Woo Sik - - 2013
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been an alternative to conventional aortic valve replacement (AVR) in old and high risk patients. The goal of this study is to compare the early outcomes of conventional AVR vs. TAVI in high risk severe AS patients. From January 2008 to July 2012, 44 ...
Kim Hyoun Oak - - 2013
This study investigated whether temporomandibular joint (TMJ) condyle-fossa relationships are bilaterally symmetric in class III malocclusion patients with and without asymmetry and compared to those with normal occlusion. The hypothesis was a difference in condyle-fossa relationships exists in asymmetric patients. Group 1 comprised 40 Korean normal occlusion subjects. Groups 2 ...
Zengin Halit H Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, - - 2013
This study compared patients who underwent cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) by high-amplitude left ventricular (LV) pacing with those who underwent CRT by standard LV pacing. We included 32 CRT patients with ejection fraction (EF) ≤35%, QRS time ≥120 ms, and New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III/IV symptoms of heart ...
Sukh Ram R Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2013
Most developing Class III patients display a retruded maxilla. Early intervention in mixed dentition is associated with better patient compliance and possibly a better orthopedic response, which can produce favorable results. The aim of this article is to present the fabrication of the new modified tandem appliance and its use ...
Ali Achmet - - 2013
In patients who are hospitalized for surgery, anxiety disorders are frequently observed. Anxiety affects the patient's perception of postoperative pain and has a negative impact on recovery from anesthesia. This study attempted to compare the effect of preoperative anxiety on postoperative pain control and recovery from anesthesia in patients undergoing ...
Nathan Meena - - 2013
Technical Performance Score (TPS) has been shown to have a strong association with early and late outcomes after congenital cardiac surgery, with greater morbidity and reintervention in children with major residual lesions (TPS class 3). We sought to explore the effect of TPS on the neurodevelopmental outcomes. All infants undergoing ...
Sartori Neimar - - 2013
The aim of this clinical study was to evaluate the long-term clinical performance of non-carious Class V restorations with and without application of chlorhexidine digluconate to acid-etched dentin. After the approval of the Ethics and Informed Consent Committee, 70 non-carious cervical lesions were selected and randomly assigned into two groups, ...
Calafiore Antonio M - - 2013
The optimal surgical treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) has not been well defined. Second-order chordal cutting (CC), in selected patients, can improve surgical outcomes. From 2007 to 2011, 31 patients underwent CC for ischemic MR. The indication was the presence of increased tethering of the anterior leaflet, with a bending ...
Nathan Meena - - 2013
Previous work in our institution has indicated that the Technical Performance Score (TPS) is highly associated with early outcomes in select subsets of procedures and age groups. We hypothesized that the TPS could predict early outcomes in a wide range of diagnoses and age groups. Consecutive patients discharged from January ...
Lee J Y - - 2013
Our aim was to investigate the correlation among antibiotic prophylaxis, difficulty of extraction, and postoperative complications in the removal of lower 3rd molars. A total of 1222 such extractions in 890 patients between January 2010 and January 2012 were analysed retrospectively. The difficulty of extraction measured by Pederson's index, antibiotic ...
Rizkallah Jacques - - 2013
Background: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for long-term management of diuretic resistant volume overload in heart failure (HF) may provide potential benefit with few adverse consequences. We examined the impact of PD on clinical status hospitalizations, and complications of therapy in severe end-stage HF. Methods: A consecutive case series of 10 transplant ...
Kale Varlık Selin - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term stability of deep overbite correction with mandibular incisor intrusion with utility arches in adult patients. Pretreatment, posttreatment, and 5-years postretention lateral cephalograms of 31 patients (mean age, 26.8 years; range, 24.1-30.9 years) with Class II Division 1 malocclusion and deepbite, ...
Pereira-Cenci Tatiana - - 2013
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of time-course changes and various types of removable dentures on the oral levels of Candida species. Materials and Methods: In this prospective clinical trial, 72 subjects were divided into three groups according to the type of denture replaced: Kennedy ...
Migliorati M - - 2013
Aim: The aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate short-term dentoskeletal changes obtained with a functional appliance for Class II Division I malocclusions called propulsor universal light (PUL). Methods: Fifteen Class II Division 1 patients (10.6±1.2 years) were consecutively treated by one expert operator with PUL appliance and they ...
Marzban Shideh S Anesthesia Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, - - 2013
The Anesthesia planning is an important and determining factor in the amount of intraoperative hemorrhage, which can affect the rate of intraoperative and postoperative complications. In this study we used two different anesthesia techniques in functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and compared the amount of hemorrhage in the two groups. ...
Lino Alael Barreiro Fernandes de Paiva - - 2013
This study aimed at comparing the distocervical angulations of upper second molars crowns of groups with normal occlusion and with Angle Classes I and II malocclusions. Additionally, it aimed to analyze the changes occurring after alignment and leveling performed with MBT technique. The sample of normal occlusions comprised 32 lateral ...
Tabari Masumeh M Department of Anesthesiology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2013
Postoperative sore throat is a common complaint in patients with endotracheal intubation and has potentially dangerous complications. This randomized controlled trial study investigated the incidence of postoperative sore throat after general anesthesia when betamethasone gel is applied to a tracheal tube compared with when IV dexamethasone is prescribed. Two hundred ...
Jenabian Niloofar - - 2013
Treatment of furcation defects are thought to be challenging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic parameters of Bio-Gen with Biocollagen compared with Bio-Gen with connective tissue in the treatment of Class II furcation defects. In this clinical trial, 24 patients with Class II furcation ...
Ekin Abdulselam A Department of Anesthesiology, Special Genesis Hospital, Diyarbakir, - - 2013
Regional anesthesia is a commonly used technique in orthopedic procedures. Sedation should reduce the patient's anxiety and fear while increasing regional anesthesia quality. This study evaluated the hemodynamic changes, level of sedation, both patients' and surgeons' levels of satisfaction and potential side effects in patient-controlled sedation using propofol. This randomized ...
Stuiver M M - - 2013
Graduated compression stockings have been advocated for prevention of lymphedema after inguinal lymph node dissection (ILND) although scientific evidence of their efficacy in preventing lymphedema is lacking. The primary objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of class II compression stockings for the prevention of lymphedema in cancer ...
Tiede Henning H 1 Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center, Giessen, - - 2013
Abstract Hemodynamic measurements provide important parameters for determining prognosis and therapy in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Current guidelines do not incorporate the possible predictive value of individual changes in hemodynamic variables during the disease time course, and there is no consensus about the time point for hemodynamic reevaluation. ...
Estévez-Loureiro Rodrigo - - 2013
We aimed to assess the clinical and echocardiographic results of MitraClip implantation in non-central degenerative mitral regurgitation (dMR) compared to central dMR. It is unknown if the use of the MitraClip therapy in non-central dMR is as safe and effective as in central dMR. We analyzed a multicentre registry of ...
Morimoto Naoto - - 2013
We aimed to evaluate the severity of cirrhosis as a predictor of early and late outcomes after cardiovascular operations. We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent cardiovascular operations in our institute between October 1999 and April 2009. The severity of liver cirrhosis was assessed using the Child-Pugh classification and the Model ...
Ueki K - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in border movement of the mandible before and after mandibular ramus osteotomy in patients with prognathism. The subjects were 73 patients with mandibular prognathism who underwent sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) with and without Le Fort I osteotomy. Border movement ...
Suri Rakesh M RM Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2013
The optimal management of severe mitral valve regurgitation in patients without class I triggers (heart failure symptoms or left ventricular dysfunction) remains controversial in part due to the poorly defined long-term consequences of current management strategies. In the absence of clinical trial data, analysis of large multicenter registries is critical. ...
Norton Sam - - 2013
Objective. This study aimed to identify subgroups with distinct trajectories of functional (HAQ) progression over 10 years following diagnosis of RA and identify baseline characteristics associated with the trajectories and their prognostic value for mortality.Methods. Between 1986 and 1998, 1460 patients with RA symptoms <2 years and prior to disease-modifying ...
Lavernia Carlos J - - 2013
We assessed the effectiveness of celecoxib in the prevention of heterotopic ossification (HO) following primary total hip replacement (THR). We studied 170 consecutive THRs. Sixty-three patients received celecoxib after surgery (200mg twice/daily) for 28 days and 84 did not. HO was more common in non-celecoxib patients than in the celecoxib-group ...
Piorkowski M - - 2013
Aim: The aim of this study was to collect procedural and clinical data assessing safety and performance of the GORE® TIGRIS® Vascular Stent, a novel dual component stent, made of a nitinol wire frame combined with a fluoropolymer-interconnecting structure. Methods: This retrospective analysis included 32 consecutive patients (20 men, mean ...
Pugely Andrew J - - 2013
Recently, the government has moved towards public reporting of 30-day readmission rates after elective primary total knee (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA). We identified 11,814 and 8105 patients who underwent primary TKA and THA from the 2011 ACS NSQIP. Overall readmission rates within 30-days of surgery were 4.6% for ...
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