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Kong Moonkyoo M Department of Radiation Oncology, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
There have not yet been any published studies on the effects of laughter therapy on radiation-induced dermatitis in breast cancer patients treated with radiotherapy (RT). We assessed the effectiveness of laughter therapy in preventing radiation dermatitis in patients with breast cancer. Thirty-seven patients were prospectively enrolled in this study. Eighteen ...
Zucchelli G G Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Bologna University, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to compare short and long terms root coverage and aesthetic outcomes of the coronally advanced flap (CAF) alone or in combination with a connective tissue graft (CTG) for the treatment of multiple gingival recessions. 50 patients with multiple (≥2) adjacent gingival recessions (≥ 2mm) ...
Nagashima Koichi K 1Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, - - 2013
-In the absence of overt structural heart disease most left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) ventricular tachycardias (VTs) have a focal origin and are benign. We hypothesized that multiple morphologies (MM) of inducible LVOT VT may indicate a scar-related VT that can mimic idiopathic VT. -Of 54 consecutive patients referred for ...
Fioramonti Paolo P Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, - - 2013
Tuberous sclerosis, an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous syndrome seen in approximately 1 in 6,000 people worldwide, is characterized by the appearance of hamartomas in multiple organs. The classic clinical triad consists of angiofibromas, epilepsy, and developmental delay. Dermatologic disorder is one of the main characteristics. Angiofibromas, a common form of presentation, ...
Desai Aravind S - - 2013
Stiffness following total knee arthroplasty is a disabling complication. One of the management options of stiffness includes manipulation under anaesthesia, but no real consensus exist on appropriate timing of intervention, and the timing and results of the manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA) are under debate in the literature. Our aim was ...
Polat Nihat - - 2013
The aim of the study is to investigate the association between the severity of rheumatic mitral valvular disease (RMVD) and the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR). A total of 227 patients were enrolled in the study and divided into 3 groups. Patients in group 1 had rheumatic mitral stenosis (RMS), those in ...
Gonna Hanney - - 2013
Maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF) is related to atrial electrical inhomogeneity and resultant chaotic reentry. Our aim was to test the hypothesis that abnormalities of P morphology on the surface electrocardiogram (ECG) predict recurrent AF following electrical cardioversion (ECV). A 12-lead ECG was recorded after ECV for persistent AF in ...
Ahmedbeyli Cavid - - 2013
The objective of this study was to compare acellular dermal matrix graft (ADM) combination with coronally advanced flap (CAF) on complete defect coverage, esthetics and patient satisfaction with CAF alone for multiple recessions with gingival thickness (GT) < 0.8 mm. Forty eight Miller Class I multiple recessions ≥3 mm were ...
Wang H B HB Foshan Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, 81 North Lingnan Road, Foshan City 528000, Guang Dong Province, China. - - 2013
Sedation or anaesthesia is recommended for all patients undergoing bronchoscopy unless absolute contraindications exist. However, the widely used combination of propofol and opiates for moderate sedation (MS) in bronchoscopy results in a high incidence of hypoxaemia and a relatively high cough score during the procedure. In this study, we evaluated ...
Drulovic Jelena J Clinic of Neurology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Dr Subotica 6, 11129 Belgrade, Serbia. Electronic address: - - 2013
To assess the impact of interferon (IFN)-beta treatment on the progression of unremitting disability in IFN-beta treated and untreated relapsing-remitting (RR) patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) using prospective cohort study. A cohort of 419 RRMS (236 IFN-beta-treated and 183 untreated) patients was followed for up to 7 years. Cox proportional ...
Djukanovic N - - 2013
Premature discontinuation of clopidogrel in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention is a significant risk factor for thrombotic adverse outcomes. However, recent studies indicate that even discontinuation of long-term use of clopidogrel may be associated with multiple adverse outcomes, that is, rebound phenomenon whose mechanism is not definitely clear. The aim ...
Lubelski Daniel - - 2013
The presentation of myelopathy in patients with the concomitant diagnosis of cervical stenosis (CS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) complicates both diagnosis and treatment, due to the similarities of presentation and disease progression. There are only a few published case-series that examine this unique patient population. 1) To define the demographic ...
Koh In Jun IJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
We investigated the quantitative effect and risk factors for over-release during multiple needle puncturing (MNP) for medial gap balancing in varus total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Of the ten pairs of cadaveric knees, one knee from each pair was randomly assigned to undergo MNP in extension (E group), while the other ...
Wendt D - - 2013
Aim: Sclerosis distribution, topography and morphology in aortic stenosis may have an impact on the localisation of post-procedural paravalvular leakage (PVL) following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Methods: Between 05/2005 and 03/2011 a total of 208 patients underwent either transapical (TA) or transvascular (TV) TAVI using the Edwards-SAPIENTM, or CoreValve ...
Créange A - - 2013
To evaluate the concept that iron depletion (ID) induced by bloodletting and followed by recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) administration could be a therapeutic strategy in progressive multiple sclerosis (PMS) and that it could be assessed by neurophysiological measurements. In four patients with PMS, bloodletting was performed until ID was induced, ...
Van Tongel Alexander - - 2013
Symptomatic atrophic nonunion after multiple clavicle osteosynthesis can be difficult to treat. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of a transfer of the clavicular part of the pectoralis major muscle as augmentation of osteosynthesis of these nonunions. A retrospective study included all patients who were treated ...
Cameron Michelle H - - 2013
In short-term trials, dalfampridine extended release (ER) improves walking in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The tolerability and effects of dalfampridine-ER in clinical practice have not been reported. The objective of this paper is to determine the clinical tolerability and effects of dalfampridine on walking and community participation. All patients ...
Etemadifar Masoud - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of mitoxantrone (MX) in pediatric patients with aggressive multiple sclerosis (MS). A retrospective analysis on pediatric MS patients treated with MX was performed with regards to demographic/clinical parameters and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. 19 definite pediatric MS ...
Ibrahim Sameh - - 2013
The Kozlowski type of spondylometaphyseal dysplasia (SMD-K) is characterized by vertebral and metaphyseal abnormalities. The longitudinal evolution of thoracolumbar kyphosis associated with vertebral anomalies in SMD-K is unclear. To document the longitudinal changes in sagittal alignment and vertebral morphology in a patient with SMD-K treated nonoperatively with a Milwaukee brace. ...
Pintoffl Jan P - - 2013
Objective- To measure blood perfusion in extramedullary myeloma by contrast-enhanced sonography, correlate it with specific hematologic parameters, and determine their utility for local and systemic response monitoring. Methods- Twenty-five consecutive patients (14 male and 11 female; median age, 68 years) with extramedullary myeloma were included. After intravenous administration of 2.4 ...
Gupta Praveen K PK Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Salmania Medical Complex, BDF Hospital, Manama, Kingdom of - - 2013
A case of multiple intracranial abscesses in an immune-competent young girl is reported. She had chicken pox. Two weeks later, she presented with multiple intracranial abscesses. No significant cardiac abnormality was detected on transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). The condition was treated medically. However, one of the abscesses adjacent to the CSF ...
Grasso Rosario Francesco RF Department of Radiology, University "Campus Bio-Medico di Roma", Via Alvaro del Portillo, 200 00128, - - 2013
Several different techniques including guide-wire lasso, simple snare, modified snare (MS) and direct grasping (DG), are available for retrograde ureteral stent retrieval and exchange. Choice among them is not always easy and depends on many different factors, including the local level of expertise. To compare the MS and DG during ...
Danzi Gian Battista - - 2013
No data exist about successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and clinical outcome in patients with multiple coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs). The aim of this study was to determine the impact on cardiac mortality of PCI of multiple CTOs. The Florence CTO PCI registry includes patients treated with drug-eluting stent ...
Skjerbæk Ag - - 2013
This study tested whether upper-body endurance training (ET) is feasible and can be performed at sufficient intensity to induce cardiovascular adaptations in severely disabled patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). Eleven progressive MS patients (6.5 ≤ EDSS ≤ 8.0) scheduled for a four-week inpatient rehabilitation program were randomized to a ...
An Hyo Soon - - 2013
The safety and effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in young children was investigated. Ninety-five children who underwent RFCA procedures were stratified according to age (group 1, 0-4 years, n = 24; group 2, 5-9 years, n = 71) and were evaluated retrospectively. Among the 95 ...
Gasparovic Hrvoje - - 2013
Aortic manipulation releases embolic material, thereby enhancing the probability of adverse neurologic outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We prospectively evaluated 59 patients undergoing CABG. Patients in the single (SC, n = 37) and multiple clamp (MC, n = 22) groups were comparable in relation to age and operative ...
Filippi Massimo - - 2013
In Assessment of OraL Laquinimod in PrEventing ProGRession in Multiple SclerOsis (ALLEGRO), a phase III study in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), oral laquinimod slowed disability and brain atrophy progression, suggesting laquinimod may reduce tissue damage in MS. MRI techniques sensitive to the most destructive aspects of the disease were used ...
Frank Dennis O - - 2013
The effects of increases in maxillary sinus (MS) airflow following functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) are unknown. The goal of this study was to quantify the effects of FESS on airflow into the MS in a cohort of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, and compare MS flow rate with patient-reported outcome ...
Parente Daniela - - 2013
Postoperative delirium (POD) is a frequent post-surgical complication that is associated with increased mortality and poor patient outcomes. POD is a complex disorder with multiple risk factors such as pre-existing patient comorbidities and perioperative complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of POD and to identify ...
Zhang Ling L Division of Nephrology and , †Division of Emergency, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Sichuan, Chengdu, - - 2013
To observe the outcomes of AKI following multiple wasp stings. Eighty-one patients (mean age ± SD, 45.5 ± 14.7 years; 55 men and 26 women; mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score, 16.85 ± 2.78) with AKI following multiple wasp stings between 1997 and 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. ...
Vibha Deepti - - 2013
A 35-year-old woman, otherwise healthy, presented with a 1-year history of headache, a holocranial dull ache with 1 to 2 episodes per month, each lasting 1 to 2 hours. There was no photophobia, phonophobia, nausea, vomiting, fever, seizure, or loss of consciousness. In the month before presentation, headache became severe ...
Ravi Bheeshma - - 2013
Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) outcome studies have largely focused on recipients of a single primary TJA, which may bias outcome estimates. This retrospective cohort study utilized health administrative databases from Ontario, Canada, to assemble a cohort that received a first primary elective hip or knee TJA for osteoarthritis between 2002 ...
Alkan Eylem Ayhan - - 2013
One treatment approach for achieving healing by regeneration is the application of enamel matrix derivative (EMD) during periodontal surgery. The aim of this randomized clinical study was to compare the efficacy of EMD with a connective tissue graft (CTG) for the treatment of adjacent Miller Class l and II multiple ...
Braithwaite Susan S SS Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1819 W. Polk Street, M/C 640, Chicago, IL 60612. - - 2013
Group metrics are described to quantify blood glucose (BG) variability of hospitalized patients. The "multiplicative surrogate standard deviation" (MSSD) is the reverse-transformed group mean of the standard deviations (SDs) of the logarithmically transformed BG data set of each patient. The "geometric group mean" (GGM) is the reverse-transformed group mean of ...
Xi Haitao - - 2013
The aim for this study is to explore the safety and therapeutic effect of multiple cell transplantations on patients with multiple system atrophy. Ten patients suffering from multiple system atrophy were treated by multiple cell transplantations from August 2005 to March 2011. They were six males and four females, with ...
Ishibashi Keiichiro - - 2013
To investigate the non-inferiority of postoperative single-dose intravenous antimicrobial prophylaxis to multiple-dose intravenous antimicrobial prophylaxis in terms of the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing elective rectal cancer surgery by a prospective randomized study. Patients undergoing elective surgery for rectal cancer were randomized to receive a single ...
Mehta Smita - - 2013
Objectives: To describe the effectiveness of the Helex Septal Occluder (HSO) to close multiple atrial septal defects (mASDs). Background: Limited information is available describing closure of mASDs with the HSO. Methods: A total of 28 patients who underwent closure of mASDs with the HSO were identified by retrospective review of ...
McNair Erick - - 2013
To determine whether or not there was a significant difference between the methods of centrifugation (CF) and multiple-pass hemoconcentration (MPH) of the residual cardiopulmonary-bypass volume in relation to biochemical measurements and patient outcomes. Prospective, randomized, and controlled. Conducted at a western Canadian tertiary care hospital. Consisted of 61 consecutive male ...
Kim Jong-Wan - - 2013
To compare patterns of surgical change and postsurgical relapse between patients with mandibular setback surgery with minimal orthodontic preparation (MS-MO) and those with sufficient orthodontic preparation (MS-SO) after upper premolar extraction (UPE). Twenty-six patients were allocated to 2 groups based on the duration of presurgical orthodontic preparation: MS-MO/UPE (n = 15; ...
Zakaria Rasheed - - 2013
Tremor is an important cause of disability and poor quality of life amongst multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. We assessed the outcomes of ventral intermediate (VIM) nucleus deep brain stimulation for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS)-associated tremor at a single centre in a prospective fashion. Sixteen patients (9 female, 7 ...
Peterson Pamela N PN Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA. - - 2013
The benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in clinical trials were greater among patients with left bundle-branch block (LBBB) or longer QRS duration. To measure associations between QRS duration and morphology and outcomes among patients receiving a CRT defibrillator (CRT-D) in clinical practice. Retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries in ...
Jo Chris Hyunchul - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Multiple channeling is a straightforward additional procedure for rotator cuff repair that creates multiple channels in the greater tuberosity, through which bone marrow of the proximal humerus communicates with the repair site. PURPOSE:To investigate the effect of multiple channeling on clinical and structural outcomes of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. STUDY ...
Bjerke Joakim - - 2013
Reduced peak knee flexion during stair descent (PKSD) is demonstrated in subjects with total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the underlying factors are not well studied. 3D gait patterns during stair descent, peak passive knee flexion (PPKF), quadriceps strength, pain, proprioception, demographics, and anthropometrics were assessed in 23 unilateral TKA-subjects ~19months ...
Siegel David D - - 2013
Carfilzomib, a selective proteasome inhibitor, was approved in 2012 for the treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. Safety data for single-agent carfilzomib have been analyzed for 526 patients with advanced multiple myeloma who took part in one of 4 phase II studies (PX-171-003-A0, PX-171-003-A1, PX-171-004, and PX-171-005). Overall analyses ...
Lage Maureen J MJ Health Metrics Outcomes Research , LLC, Delray Beach, FL, - - 2013
To assess predictors and costs of multiple sclerosis (MS) relapse, a potential outcome measure in payer-manufacturer risk-sharing agreements for disease-modifying drugs (DMDs). A retrospective cohort analysis of medical/pharmacy claims was used. Study patients had ≥1 DMD (interferon beta, glatiramer, natalizumab) claim, without DMD claims in a 6-month pre-period before DMD ...
Mohammad-Mohammadi Alireza - - 2013
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is relatively frequent in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and can be extremely disabling. Surgical interventions are less effective for treatment of MS-related TN compared with classic TN, and higher recurrence rates are observed. To evaluate initial pain-free response (IPFR), duration of pain-free intervals (PFI), and factors predictive ...
An Gang G Department of Lymphoma & Myeloma, Institute of Hematology & Blood Diseases Hospital, State Key Laboratory of Experimental Hematology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union of Medical College, Tianjin, People's Republic of - - 2013
t(11;14)(q13;q32) is the most common chromosome translocation in multiple myeloma (MM), but a consensus of clinicopathological features and impact on survival is yet to be reached. We analyzed a cohort of 350 patients with various plasma cell malignancies, including newly diagnosed MM (NDMM, n=253), relapsed/refractory MM (RRMM, n=77), as well ...
Gobbi Claudio - - 2013
Natalizumab (NTZ) discontinuation leads to multiple sclerosis reactivation.The objective of this study is to compare disease activity in MS patients who continued on NTZ treatment to those who were switched to subcutaneous interferon 1b (IFNB) treatment. 1-year randomized, rater-blinded, parallel-group, pilot study (ClinicalTrial.gov ID: NCT01144052). Relapsing remitting MS patients on ...
Li Gang - - 2013
Multiple apical muscular ventricular septal defects (VSDs) remain a challenge for surgeons because of their anatomical features. We used single patch with intermediate fixations to repair multiple apical muscular VSDs through right ventriculotomy. We analysed the data of 16 children (median age 8 months, range 2 months to 144 months) ...
Seada Yasser Ibrahim YI Department of Physical Therapy for Neuromuscular Disorders and its Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo - - 2013
[Purpose] To determine which of the transcranial electromagnetic stimulation or low level laser therapy is more effective in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia of multiple sclerosis patients. [Methods] Thirty multiple sclerosis patients of both sexes participated in this study. The age of the subjects ranged from 40 to 60 years and ...
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