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Ye Rui - - 2013
Objective: To investigate the occlusal configurations of the hyperdivergent skeletal Class II malocclusion and their alterations during the camouflaging treatment in an attempt to identify occlusal changes that might be related to mandibular counterclockwise rotation. Materials and Methods: Cephalograms of 126 subjects with hyperdivergent skeletal Class II malocclusion and 126 ...
Chudzik MichaƂ M Department of Electrocardiology, Medical University of Lodz, - - 2014
Over the last 10 years, there has been an increasing number of patients with pacemaker (PM) and cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). This study is a retrospective analysis of indications for endocardial pacemaker and ICD lead extractions between 2003 and 2009 based on the experience of three Polish Referral Lead Extraction Centers. Since ...
Jaiswal Ritika - - 2013
The combination of osseous graft with barrier membrane and enamel matrix protein derivative (EMD) has the potential to result in a synergistic effect. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of EMD in combination with demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (BG) and bioresorbable membrane (Biomesh) in the ...
Peres Maria F S - - 2013
To clinically evaluate proximal furcations treated with hydroxyapatite/β-tricalcium phosphate (HA/β-TCP) isolated or combined with enamel matrix derivative (EMD). Thirty patients, presenting at least one proximal class II furcation defect, probing pocket depth (PPD) ≥5 mm and bleeding on probing, were included. The defects were assigned to the HA/β-TCP group (n = 15); open-flap ...
Delestan Christian - - 2013
Objectives:  To bring a neonatal classification system of unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) and to correlate this classification with the distribution of the primary lateral incisor. Design:  Retrospective with longitudinal follow-up. Setting:  Tertiary. Patients:  One hundred twenty-one patients with treated UCLP. Thirteen plaster casts were used as controls. Main ...
Lee Jae-Yeol - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate, through cone beam computed tomography, volumetric changes to the upper airway space in patients with skeletal class III skeletal deformities who had undergone mandibular setback surgery (group A [n = 24]) or bimaxillary surgery (mandibular setback surgery and maxillary setback Le Fort ...
Miquel Mireia - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of entecavir and/or tenofovir in compensated (CC) or decompensated (DC) hepatitis B cirrhotic patients in real-life clinical practice. Of the 48 patients, included between April 2007 and March 2010, 12 were DC. The mean age was 55 ± 12.2 years, 85.4% ...
Kim Do-Keun - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in preoperative decompensation and postoperative compensation of the maxillary incisors in patients with skeletal Class III malocclusion treated with 2-jaw surgery and extraction or nonextraction of the maxillary first premolars. The subjects consisted of 50 skeletal Class III patients who had ...
Rizkallah Jean - - 2013
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a heritable disorder affecting bone and tooth development. Malocclusion is frequent in those affected by osteogenesis imperfecta, but this has not been studied in detail. The purpose of this study was to describe and quantify the severity of malocclusions in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Articulated dental casts ...
Lima Darwin Vaz - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the stability of molar relationship after non-extraction treatment of Class II malocclusion. The sample comprised 39 subjects (16 females, 23 males) with initial Class II malocclusion treated with no extractions, using fixed appliances. Mean age at the beginning of treatment was 12.94 years, at the ...
Porhownik Nancy Rose NR Section of Respiratory Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. - - 2013
The most effective approaches to escalating advanced therapies in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are controversial. To compare outcomes before and after introducing a target 6 min walk distance (6MWD) treatment strategy in PAH using registry data. From 2001 to 2005, WHO class II to IV patients were treated with bosentan ...
Nayeem-Ul-Hassan Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sher-i- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura Srinagar, Kashmir, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of amiodarone and metaprolol in prevention of atrial fibrillation in patients, following open heart surgery. This prospective study was carried out between May 2008 to Nov. 2010, and comprised a total of 50 patients with normal preoperative sinus rhythm undergoing ...
Hamby Kelly A - - 2013
Pyrethroid insecticides are generally regarded as acutely toxic to predatory phytoseiid mites; however, persistence of hull split spray pyrethroid residues on almond trees and their effects on phytoseiids have not been quantified over time. Hull split, the separation of the almond hull along the suture, exposes the new crop nuts ...
Griffin Sean M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We previously found no reduction in heterotopic ossification (HO) rates after acetabular surgery with indomethacin compared with a placebo. We subsequently abandoned routine indomethacin therapy after acetabular surgery but questioned whether the incidence had changed using a posterior approach. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We therefore determined (1) the incidence of HO after ...
Liu Jun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) has been applied as a valuable adjunct procedure for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to correct the geometry of the left ventricle on the basis of myocardial revascularization. It is necessary to find out at least which patient cohort is more likely to ...
Kandane-Rathnayake R K - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes following recombinant activated Factor VII (rFVIIa) use during abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) repair. DESIGN: AAA patients were selected from the Australian and New Zealand Haemostasis Registry (ANZHR) who received off-licence rFVIIa to control critical bleeding. METHODS: Patient characteristics and outcomes were compared between responders (bleeding ...
Junge Claudia - - 2013
Two decades after surgery for transposition of the great arteries, the clinical status, cardiac function, cardiorespiratory performance, and neurohormonal activity of patients who underwent either atrial switch (Mustard) operations or arterial switch operations (ASOs) were compared. Sixty-two patients with simple transposition of the great arteries who underwent either Mustard (n = ...
Wang Anthony C - - 2013
Object The middle cranial fossa (MCF) approach is a microsurgical technique described as a primary option in the treatment of small, intracanalicular schwannomas involving the eighth cranial nerve. Excellent rates of complete tumor resection, hearing preservation, preservation of facial nerve function, and low complication rates have been reproduced using this ...
Wall Peter D H - - 2013
The relationship between contralateral hip arthritis and co-morbid medical conditions that affect a patient's ability to walk, and outcome following total hip arthroplasty (THA) is not fully understood. We investigated this relationship in a prospective, multi-centre study. 1497 hips (1428 patients) were recruited. At five years follow-up there was complete ...
Liu Chao C Heart Center, The First Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Hebei Province, - - 2013
Chronic drug interactions that exist between symptomatic congestive heart failure (CHF) therapy and pharmacologic agents used for hyperuricemia and gout are a challenging problem in clinical practice. Recent observational studies showed that prednisone can induce a potent diuresis and lower serum uric acid concentration (SUA) in CHF. We therefore designed ...
Kogut Matthew J - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of prophylactic use of dexamethasone and scopolamine on analgesic and antiemetic agent requirements after transarterial chemoembolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 148 patients underwent 316 rounds of chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma at a single institution over a 17-month period. Patient charts were retrospectively reviewed ...
Kim Jae Hyun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: An enlarged left atrium (LA) is a major risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after a maze operation. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2009, 35 patients underwent circumferential left atrium resection (CLAR), during mitral valve surgery. All patients had continuous AF. RESULTS: Hospital mortalities occurred in two patients (5.7%). ...
Tou S - - 2013
AIM: The use of multi-media information provided pre-operatively can potentially reduce anxiety in patients and improve the hospital experience. However the use of 2-D animation (cartoon) to provide information to patients undergoing colorectal surgery has not been investigated. The stufy investigated the effect of pre-operative 2-D information on anxiety and ...
Yeates Alexander - - 2013
BACKGROUND: This study aims to determine whether tricuspid regurgitation (TR) ≥ 2+ requires attention during mitral valve surgery. METHODS: From April 1999 to 2009, 161 patients undergoing primary, isolated mitral valve procedures were assessed. Preoperative moderate TR (≥2+) was present in 56 of 161 patients and tricuspid valve repair (TVR: ...
Bargellini Irene - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the agreement between the angiographic scores and the clinical outcomes after endoluminal revascularization in diabetic patients with Fontaine stage IV critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Clinical and procedural data were retrospectively collected of consecutive diabetic patients with Fontaine stage IV CLI who underwent percutaneous lower limb ...
Mineo Tommaso Claudio - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The role of extended thymectomy in the treatment of class I myasthenia gravis is still controversial. This study compared the long-term outcomes of operated and nonoperated patients allocated according to their will. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 47 patients with class I nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis undergoing extended thymectomy between 1980 ...
Martina R - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The efficacy of functional appliances remains highly debated. This randomized controlled trial investigated the skeletal and dentoalveolar effects determined by the Sander bite-jumping appliance (BJA). The null hypothesis to be tested was that the appliance would not induce supplementary mandibular growth compared to untreated controls. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: ...
Sumon S M - - 2013
This cross-sectional observational study was conducted in the Department of Medicine, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh over a period of 6 months from October 2011 to April 2012 and was carried out to evaluate the relation of different grades of esophageal varices with Child-Pugh classes of cirrhosis of liver ...
Goudra Basavana G - - 2013
The present study evaluates the effect of anesthesiologist's experience in providing deep sedation for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) on cost and safety. Methodology. Perioperative records of 1167 patients who underwent ERCP were divided on the basis of anesthesiologist assisting these procedures either on regular basis (Group R) or on ad ...
Sayar Ferena - - 2013
The aim of this clinical trial study was to clinically evaluate the use of enamel matrix protein derivative combined with the coronally positioned flap to treat gingival recession compared to the subepithelial connective tissue graft by a new method to obtain denuded root surface area. Thirteen patients, each with two ...
Verma Santosh Kumar - - 2013
A 19-year-old female patient with convex profile, posterior divergence having Angle's class II division 1 malocclusion with incompetent lips and rotations in various teeth was treated with fixed mechanotherapy. All the first premolars were extracted. Roth prescription of 0.022″×0.028″ slot was used. Proximal stripping was performed to correct a black ...
Leite Alexandre C - - 2013
In a previous study in dogs, the early removal of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) membrane (2 weeks after placement) showed histomorphometric results (of new bone, cementum and periodontal ligament) similar to that obtained with membrane removal at 4 weeks after placement. This study evaluated the influence of early removal of an ...
Poletti Laura - - 2013
In this article, we report the successful use of miniscrews in the distalization of the lower dentition to correct an Angle class III malocclusion with lower anterior crowding in a dolichofacial adult patient. Conventional intraoral and extraoral appliances have many disadvantages, including the need for patient cooperation, potential for anchorage ...
Jakobsone Gundega - - 2013
The objective of this study is to evaluate the skeletal and dentoalveolar effects of the crown Herbst appliance used alone for a single phase of therapy followed by a 1-year observation period. Forty patients (mean age 13.6 ± 1.3 years) with a stable Class I occlusion 1 year following the treatment with the crown ...
Krejci Jan - - 2013
Introduction. Nonpharmacological treatment of patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) comprises surgical myectomy (SME), alcohol septal ablation (ASA), and dual-chamber (DDD) pacing. The aim of the study was to compare the long-term effect of DDD pacing and ASA in symptomatic HOCM patients. Patients and Methods. We evaluated retrospective data from ...
Horihata Atsushi - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the upper airway soft-tissue structures in Class IIJapanese children following activator treatment by means of cephalometric analysis. A lateral cephalometric radiograph was taken of each patient at Ti (prior to the placement of the activator; mean age: 11 years, 5 months) and ...
Varma Kvv Pratap KP Reader, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics Hitech Dental College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, - - 2013
Introduction: Myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome (MPDS) is a disorder which is characterized by facial pain and limited mandibular function because of the complex nature of this disease. Malocclusion was never evaluated in MPDS patients to know its role. Electromyographic silent period durations of masseter were used for objective assessment of ...
Hosseinzadeh Hamzeh H Department of Anesthesiology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, - - 2013
Blind nasotracheal intubation is an intubation method without observation of glottis that is used when the orotracheal intubation is difficult or impossible. One of the methods to minimize trauma to the nasal cavity is to soften the endotracheal tube through warming. Our aim in this study was to evaluate endotracheal ...
Roubertie François - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) has not been studied in adults. We investigated early and midterm morbidity and mortality in adults undergoing TCPC and assessed risk factors for mortality. METHODS: Between June 1994 and October 2010, 30 adults (21.3 ± 5.5 years) underwent TCPC (extracardiac conduit). Twenty-two patients who had ...
Ota Takeyoshi - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: This was a single-center retrospective study to assess the surgical outcomes and predictors of mortality of liver transplant recipients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: From 2000 to 2010, 61 patients with a functioning liver allograft underwent cardiac surgery. The mean interval between liver transplantation and cardiac surgery was 5.4 ± 4.4 years. Of ...
Lopez-Delgado Juan Carlos JC Department of Intensive Care, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. - - 2013
Cirrhosis represents a serious risk in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Several preoperative factors identify cirrhotic patients as high risk for cardiac surgery; however, a patient's preoperative status may be modified by surgical intervention and, as yet, no independent postoperative mortality risk factors have been identified in this setting. The objective ...
Jantermtor Sarinee - - 2012
The present study is aimed to identify the prevalence of Blastocystis subtypes isolated from patients in a major hospital in northeastern Thailand. A total of 562 stool samples were examined by culture technique, and 56 Blastocystis-positive samples were analyzed further by the combination of restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) followed ...
Mendoza E - - 2013
Great saphenous vein (GSV) incompetence is involved in the majority of cases of varicose disease. Standardised pre-interventional assessment is required to analyse the relative merit of treatment modalities. We weighed GSV diameter measurement at the sapheno-femoral junction (SFJ) against measurement at the proximal thigh 15 cm distal to the groin ...
Yeo Jeong Kyun JK Department of Urology, Seoul Park Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Republic of - - 2013
To determine whether listening to music during cystoscopy decreases anxiety, pain, and dissatisfaction among patients and results in a more comfortable and better-tolerated procedure. Seventy male patients who underwent rigid cystoscopy between May 2011 and December 2011 were randomized into the following: no music (Group I, n=35) or classical music ...
Ciammaichella G - - 2012
The aim of this pilot, registry study was to evaluate a dermatological solution Ureadin Rx Db (ISDIN) including urea in a water-lipid-based foam delivery system in diabetic subjects with microangiopathy and with mild-to-moderate xerosis of the foot. The product was applied to the whole surface of the foot and particularly ...
Fan Yong - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The great difference in side effects of aprotinin was noted in adult and pediatric fields in recent reports because aprotinin was suspended for safety reasons. The aim of this study is to describe associations between aprotinin using and red blood cells transfusion, renal injury, and mortality in pediatric with ...
de Lir Ana de Lourdes Sá - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this perspective research was to study the long-term stability of skeletal, dentoalveolar and soft tissue after orthognathic surgery in subjects presenting with Class II and Class III malocclusions. METHODS: The available digitized cephalometric radiographs, including pretreatment (t(0)), presurgery (t(1)), a minimum of 12 months postsurgery (t(2)) ...
Ye L - - 2012
BACKGROUND:To assess whether the Mallampati class can affect the success rate of intubation through an intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) with a reverse conventional tracheal tube direction. METHODS: Two-hundred ASA I-II adults, 100 patients with Mallampati class 1 or 2 (MP12) and 100 with Mallampati class 3 or 4 (MP34)., ...
Jeong Byeong-Ho - - 2012
Background. There are limited data on the performance of the pneumonia severity index (PSI) and CURB-65, which were originally developed for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), for patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP).Methods. The performances of PSI and CURB-65 were retrospectively evaluated in patients with HCAP compared to patients with CAP using prospectively collected data ...
Antunes Carina Ferlin - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To investigate the effects of the standard (Class II) Balters bionator in growing patients with Class II malocclusion with mandibular retrusion by using morphometrics (thin-plate spline [TPS] analysis). Materials and Methods: Thirty-one Class II patients (17 male and 14 female) were treated with the Balters bionator (bionator group). ...
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