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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 ...
Calvo Naiara - - 2013
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a recognized treatable cause of tachycardiomyopathy (TMP), with class IIb indication for catheter ablation (CA). The aim of this study is to analyze the prevalence, clinical characteristics and effect of CA in patients with TMP and to evaluate TMP as a prognostic factor for AF recurrence ...
Samardhi Himabindu - - 2013
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the long-term outcomes of transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy (TASH) with open surgical myomectomy (SM) in patients with symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Methods: We reviewed patients who underwent either procedure at our institution. The demographics, clinical outcomes, echocardiographic parameters and ...
Fenster Brett E - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure to improve systemic hypoxemia. Although PFO-mediated right-to-left shunt (RTLS) is associated with hypoxemia, the ability of percutaneous closure to ameliorate hypoxemia is unknown. Between 2004 and 2009, 97 patients who underwent PFO closure ...
Choi Jong Woo - - 2013
Although two dimensional cephalometry is the standard method for analyzing the results of orthognathic surgery, it has potential limits in frontal soft tissue analysis. We have utilized a 3 dimensional camera to examine changes in soft tissue landmarks in patients with skeletal class III dentofacial deformity who underwent two-jaw rotational ...
Yaghmaei Masoud - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of general anesthesia on centric jaw relation (CR) records of orthognathic surgical patients in different postural positions. Fifty patients undergoing orthognathic surgery at Taleghani Hospital (Tehran, Iran) in 2008 were prospectively studied. CR records were obtained in conscious patients in ...
Tolosana José M JM Thorax Institute, Cardiology Department, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Catalonia, - - 2013
A maximum percentage of ventricular pacing is mandatory to obtain a good response to CRT. Atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation has been recommended to attain this objective in patients with AF. (i) to determine whether the presence of complete AVJ block (induced or spontaneous) improves survival in patients with permanent AF ...
Paradis Josee - - 2013
1) To review a10-year experience of endolymphatic sac surgery (ESS) and intratympanic gentamicin (ITG) for intractable Ménière's disease (MD), and 2) to compare preoperative and postoperative outcomes. Retrospective chart review and survey. Tertiary care center. Patients treated with ESS or ITG between 1997 and 2007 at London Health Sciences Centre ...
Carroll Diane L DL Institute for Patient Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Social isolation, psychological state and knowledge needs are important antecedents to the process of integration for recovery from cardiovascular (CV) procedures. The purpose of this study is to measure these antecedents at 6 and 12 weeks after CV procedures in patients (greater 65 years) and their spouses. This descriptive study ...
Paoletti Perini Alessandro - - 2013
CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores are pivotal in assessing the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation patients, and were recently proved to predict hospitalizations and mortality in specific clinical settings. Aim of this study was to evaluate whether these scores could predict clinical outcomes [first hospitalization for heart failure (HF) and ...
Karthi Muthukumar - - 2013
A case report is presented of a class III malocclusion with a class III skeletal pattern and maxillary retrusion. Patient, a 10-year-old boy was treated with an orthopedic face mask in conjunction with rapid maxillary expansion and standard pre-adjusted edgewise appliance. Treatment was completed after 3 years and proved to ...
Saravana Babu Ms - - 2013
Anaesthesia for spine surgeries is not only concerned with relieving pain during surgeries but also during the post-operative period. A prospective randomised study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of epidural route and to compare the efficacy and clinical profile of dexmedetomidine and clonidine as an adjuvant to ropivacaine, ...
Thomas Libby John - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy of subepithelial connective tissue graft and acellular dermal matrix graft associated with coronally repositioned flap in the treatment of Miller's class I and II gingival recession, 6 months postoperatively. Ten patients with bilateral Miller's class I or class II ...
Kim Jae-Seung - - 2013
To evaluate the change in the upper airway in a Class II malocclusion deformity after counterclockwise maxillomandibular advancement. Seventeen young Korean women with a Class II malocclusion deformity who had undergone Le Fort I and bilateral mandibular ramus sagittal split osteotomy in a counterclockwise rotation were enrolled in the present ...
Kaneko Hiroshi - - 2013
In children over 6 months of age with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), achieving a concentrically reduced hip while avoiding avascular necrosis (AVN) is challenging. The utility of gradual reduction (GR) using traction has insufficient evidence. We therefore report the long-term outcome of GR using overhead traction (OHT). We ...
Tan Wei Phin - - 2013
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification and Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) was adopted to assess patients' physical condition before surgery. Studies suggest that ASA score and CCI might be a prognostic criterion (indicator) for patient outcome. The aim of this study is to determine if ASA classification ...
Aihara Noritaka N Department of Neurosurgery, Nagoya City University Medical School, Nagoya, - - 2013
Patients with acoustic neuroma classified in Gardner and Robertson (GR) Class II should be considered to have useful hearing, and patients classified in Class III should be considered to have not-useful hearing. Therefore, it is important for acoustic neuroma surgery to distinguish between postoperative GR Class II and Class III ...
Ozcan Sevgi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Narrow fragmented QRS (fQRS) has recently been recognized as a significant predictor of prognosis in various cardiovascular diseases. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that the presence of narrow fQRS on admission electrocardiogram (ECG) in patients with decompensated systolic heart failure (HF) of any cause would be associated with long-term prognosis. METHODS: ...
Roshanali Farideh - - 2013
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is often complicated by the appearance of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). Although mitral ring annuloplasty (MAP) is the most widely used surgical procedure for the surgical treatment of FMR, there are still reports of patients who suffer recurrent FMR at later follow-ups. We sought to investigate the ...
Baysal Asli - - 2013
To evaluate lower incisor position and bony support between patients with Class II average- and high-angle malocclusions and compare with the patients presenting Class I malocclusions. CBCT records of 79 patients were divided into 2 groups according to sagittal jaw relationships: Class I and II. Each group was further divided ...
Vinoth Santhana Krishnan - - 2013
Myofunctional appliances are commonly used for correction of skeletal Class II malrelationship. These appliances influence craniofacial and nasopharyngeal dimensions. The present study was done to evaluate changes in airway with twin block therapy. Cephalometric assessment of airway was done in 25 growing children in the age group of 11-13 years ...
Lin Yu-Nan - - 2013
To investigate the sensory block onset time, duration time, and side effects of adding dexmedetomidine to ropivacaine for cervical plexus block. Forty American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Class I or II adult patients who were scheduled to undergo thyroid surgery were randomly allocated to the following groups to receive cervical ...
Katayama Yasutomi - - 2013
Objectives To compare the effects of weekly or bi-weekly dietary sessions with the same number of total lecture hours, periods, and lecture contents on weight loss, dropouts during the intervention, and the weight loss maintenance after 1 year.Methods The study included 52 middle-aged women with at least 1 risk factor for cardiovascular ...
Yildizeli Bedrettin - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is the treatment of choice for patients with chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). The aim of this study was to review our initial experience since the implementation of our program. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively on all patients who underwent PEA between March 2011 and March ...
Miceli Antonio - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a well-known independent risk factor for mortality and morbidity after cardiac surgery. However, no weight is given to PH in the current guidelines for the management of patients with aortic stenosis (AS) undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). The aim of our study was to evaluate ...
Guru R - - 2013
Mallampati class has been shown to increase during labour. Epidural analgesia might influence this change. The aim of our study was to compare the change in Mallampati class during labour in parturients who did and did not receive epidural analgesia and study the association of these changes with pre-defined clinical ...
Maclean Simon B - - 2013
We retrospectively reviewed 20 patients (21 elbows) after arthroscopic debridement and capsulectomy of the elbow for primary osteoarthritis. We aimed to see if there was an improvement in pain, function, and range of movement in the medium-term. Outcomes of 20 patients (18 men, 2 women) with primary osteoarthritis of the ...
Yuan Lingjun - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate changes in soft tissue in full-face view because of surgical correction of skeletal Class III malocclusion, using 3-dimensional (3D) laser scanning. Twenty-seven subjects with skeletal Class III malocclusion [11 males; mean age (SD), 24.0 (5.7) years] underwent bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy ...
Armoiry Xavier - - 2013
Percutaneous mitral valve repair (MVR) using the MitraClip(®) is a new option for severe mitral regurgitation (MR). To describe initial French experience regarding short-term and mid-term safety and efficacy. A multicentre cohort reported experience of percutaneous MVR using the MitraClip(®) in French centres from December 2010 to September 2012. All ...
Oliveira Elisa Gurgel Simas - - 2013
To compare the cephalometric and intraoral characteristics between Long Face pattern and Pattern I patients, besides evaluating associations between subjective facial patterns, cephalometric facial patterns and the intraoral characteristics. Through evaluation of frontal and right side extraoral photographs, three previously calibrated and experienced examiners selected 30 Long Face patients (Group ...
Armstrong Ehrin J - - 2013
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between angiographic patterns of restenosis and outcomes after endovascular treatment of femoro-popliteal in-stent restenosis (FP-ISR). Background: ISR is a frequent clinical problem after femoro-popliteal stenting. Methods: This was a single center study of all endovascular interventions for FP-ISR from ...
Bouleti Claire - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: We analysed long-term results of percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) performed because of mitral restenosis after previous commissurotomy. DESIGN: Follow-up of a prospective cohort. SETTING: Tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS: We studied 163 consecutive patients who underwent PMC because of restenosis occurring 16±8 years after previous commissurotomy (closed-heart in 121, open-heart ...
Crestanello Juan A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The association between postoperative hyponatremia (Na < 135 mEq/L) and outcomes after cardiac surgery has not been established. We studied the prevalence of postoperative hyponatremia and its effects on outcomes after cardiac surgery. STUDY DESIGN: We studied 4,850 patients who underwent cardiac surgery from 2002 to 2008. We used ...
Aroca Sofia - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A newly developed collagen matrix (CM) of porcine origin has been shown to represent a potential alternative to palatal connective tissue grafts (CTG) for the treatment of single Miller Class I and II gingival recessions when used in conjunction with a coronally advanced flap (CAF). However, at present it ...
Aksoy Mustafa S - - 2013
In this study, postoperative pain and anxiety level of the patients who were scheduled for spinal anesthesia (SA) and remained awake during the operation and patients who were scheduled for general anesthesia (GA) and were asleep during the operation were assessed. Thirty-six patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty in our ...
Zhou Yangyang - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Carotid plaque echolucency as detected by Color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) has been used as a potential marker of plaque vulnerability. However, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has recently been shown to be a valuable method to evaluate the vulnerability and neovascularization within carotid atherosclerotic plaques. The aim of this study was ...
Menda Ferdi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Lower urinary tract (LUT) discomfort is a common complaint after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and it may lead to agitation and restlessnes. We have evaluated the efficacy of morphine for preventing TURP-related LUT discomfort symptoms. METHODS: This was a prospective randomised study including 60 patients (American Society ...
Pleger Sven T - - 2013
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to investigate 1 year clinical and functional efficacy of percutaneous mitral valve (MV) repair using MitraClip™ in high-risk surgical patients with symptomatic severe MV regurgitation (MR) and reduced LVEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between September 2009 and November 2011, 59 patients with reduced ...
Schou Morten - - 2013
AIMS: This study was designed to evaluate a new NT-proBNP monitoring concept in outpatients with systolic heart failure (HF). METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a multicentre, prospective randomized open-label blinded endpoint study. A total of 407 systolic HF patients were allocated to either clinical management (n = 208) or clinical ...
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