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Lawrance Christopher P CP Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, - - 2014
The majority of patients undergoing surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) worldwide receive a concomitant mitral valve (MV) procedure. This study compared outcomes of the Cox-Maze IV (CMIV) in patients with lone AF to those with AF and MV disease. A retrospective review of 335 patients receiving either a stand-alone ...
Liu Xian-Min XM Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Anyang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Anyang, Henan Province 455000, - - 2014
Mitral valve and aortic valve regurgitation associated with enlarged left ventricle remains difficult to manage and the long-term results following surgical treatment is uncertain. Between April 1988 and September 2000, 82 patients with aortic and mitral regurgitation associated with enlarged left ventricle underwent valve replacement at Anzhen Hospital. The valve ...
Sar Cağla C Assistant professor, Department of Orthodontics, Başkent University, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this clinical study was to investigate the skeletal, dentoalveolar, and soft-tissue effects of 2 skeletal anchorage rationales for Class III treatment compared with an untreated Class III control group. Fifty-one subjects who were in the prepubertal or pubertal growth period were included in the study. In group ...
Volpi Piero P Knee Orthopaedic and Sports Traumatology Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, - - 2014
one of the most recent technique is the "all inside" anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. One of the main characteristic of this procedure is the sparing of the tibial cortex. Furthermore, the all-inside technique requires only one tendon harvested. the present study describes two year clinical outcomes of the all-inside ...
Manni Antonio A Private Practice Lecce, Via Giacobina, 6 Racale, 73055 Lecce, - - 2014
Aim. The aim of this study is to compare dental and skeletal effects produced by an acrylic splint Herbst with and without skeletal anchorage for correction of dental class II malocclusion. Methods. The test group was formed by 14 patients that were treated with an acrylic splint miniscrew-Herbst; miniscrews were ...
Huang Xinsheng X Cardiac Surgery Department, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to review our experience with modified De Vega tricuspid annuloplasty versus ring annuloplasty for treating functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR). In all, 448 consecutive patients undergoing tricuspid annuloplasty with concomitant procedures between 2000 and 2012 were included. Modified De Vega annuloplasty was performed in 216 ...
Bozdag-Turan Ilkay I Heart Center Rostock, University Hospital Rostock, Ernst-Heydemann-Str. 6, 18057, Rostock, - - 2013
Edge-to-edge repair of mitral regurgitation (MR) with the MitraClip(®) (MC) system is increasingly applied in advanced heart failure. Our objective was to compare outcomes in patients with mild-moderate and severe systolic heart failure. Between February 2010 and July 2012, 121 patients with MR of at least grade 3+ and a ...
Diaz Andres A Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, - - 2013
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was if thymectomy in non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis was of any benefit? Overall, 137 papers were found using the reported search, of which 16 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The ...
Salhi Leila L Faculty of Medicine, Department of Periodontology and Oral Surgery, University of Liege, Liege, - - 2013
The objective of this study was to compare two different periodontal plastic surgery procedures to treat Miller's class I recession: a coronally advanced flap (control group) versus the pouch technique (test group), both of which were associated with connective tissue graft. Forty consecutive patients were included, with 20 patients being ...
Liu Ruiyu - - 2013
Limb-length discrepancy (LLD) arising from hip subluxation or dislocation and accompanied by insufficiency of hip abductor in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) can be corrected partially or completely with total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, information about post-THA changes in abductor strength related to preoperative LLD in patients ...
Choi Ho-Rim HR The Harris Orthopedic Laboratory and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, - - 2013
We report the medium-term mortality after septic versus aseptic revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and factors that can contribute to mortality in revision TKA. Mortality rates of 88 patients undergoing septic revision (septic group) were compared with age- and year of surgery-matched 88 patients of aseptic revision (aseptic group). The ...
Komatsu Ryu - - 2013
Because etomidate impairs adrenal function and blunts the cortisol release associated with surgical stimulus, we hypothesized that patients induced with etomidate suffer greater mortality and morbidity than comparable patients induced with propofol. We evaluated the electronic records of 31,148 ASA physical status III and IV patients who had noncardiac surgery ...
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 ...
Reddy Boggula Rama Mohan BR Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College , Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India - - 2013
Dermatoglyphics is the study on edpidermal ridges on the palmar and plantar surfaces of the feet and hand. Embryological development of orodental structures and these dermal patterns occur during the same period. The environmentally influenced genetic predisposition is found in different types of malocclusions. This malocclusion should also exhibit different ...
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 ...
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