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Gulabi D D Dr Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Kartal, İstanbul, - - 2014
We present the clinical results and ultrasonographic findings of 61 trigger digits treated with percutaneous A1 pulley release. An endoscopic carpal tunnel knife was used for the release in the outpatient department. The mean follow-up period was 3.5 months. A total of 55 digits (90%) had complete relief of their ...
Ramlawi Basel B From the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, TX - - 2014
Reoperative coronary surgery patients are usually sicker and older, and the procedure is more technically demanding. Comparisons between coronary surgery with (coronary artery bypass [CAB] surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass [CPB]) and without (off-pump CAB [OPCAB]) the pump have been conducted; however, few studies showed results in reoperative cases. We investigate ...
Ota Daisuke D Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
Because the number of patients with breast cancer who have reconstruction after mastectomy is increasing, we analyzed the outcomes of reconstruction with tissue expanders (TEs). From 2004 to 2009, 133 patients with unilateral primary breast cancer who required mastectomy concurrent with reconstruction using TEs (TE group) and 308 patients with ...
Daşkaya Hayrettin H Anesthesia and Reanimation Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakıf University, Istanbul, - - 2014
The objective of the study was to assess the more efficacious anesthesia method in septal surgery. The prospective study was conducted at an academic secondary referral center. A prospective chart review of 60 patients, between the ages of 16 and 65, who underwent septal surgery under general (GA) or sedation ...
Demirhan Abdullah A Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Faculty of Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Golkoy, 14280 Bolu, - - 2014
Objectives. The aim of this study was to explore effect of a combination of pregabalin and dexamethasone on pain control after septoplasty operations. Methods. In this study, 90 patients who were scheduled for septoplasty under general anesthesia were randomly assigned into groups that received either placebo (Group C), pregabalin (Group ...
Gaszynska Ewelina E Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion, Medical University of Lodz, - - 2014
Objective. Advanced airway management, endotracheal intubation (ETI), during CPR is more difficult than, for example, during anesthesia. However, new devices such as video laryngoscopes should help in such circumstances. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of the KingVision video laryngoscopes in a manikin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ...
Farhad Mollashahi Narges N Department of Endodontics, Dental School, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, - - 2014
An overlooked but important part of successful root canal treatment is a straight-line access (SLA). The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the efficacy of IntroFile and PreRaCe rotary instruments with Gates Glidden (GG) drills in gaining SLA by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). A total of forty ...
Chávez-Tapia Norberto C NC Obesity and Digestive Diseases Unit, Medica Sur Clinic and Foundation, Mexico City, - - 2014
Hypoxic hepatitis (HH) is observed frequently in intensive care units. Information in the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) is limited. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical course and outcomes of HH in the specific setting of the CICU. We analyzed records of patients with HH admitted ...
Kapusuz Ozlem O Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Training and Research Hospital, Vatan Caddesi No. 33, Demetevler, 06200 Ankara, - - 2014
Aim. Comparing the effectivity of prilocaine and prilocaine alkalinized with 8.4% NaHCO3 in terms of sensory and motor block onset and termination durations in RIVA technique considering patients' satisfaction and tolerance with application of tourniquet undergoing hand-wrist surgery. Materials and Methods. 64 patients were randomised into two groups. First group ...
Tsutsumi Yasuo M YM Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Tokushima, 3-18-15 Kuramoto, Tokushima 770-8503, - - 2014
The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is 30-50% after surgery. PONV occurs frequently, especially after craniotomy. In this study, we investigated the preventive effects on PONV in a randomized study by comparing patients who had been administered fosaprepitant, a neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist, or ondansetron intravenously. Sixty-four patients ...
Pirozzi Concetta C Emergency Medicine Department, San Paolo Hospital, Via Terracina 219, Naples 80125, - - 2014
Dyspnea is one of the most frequent complaints in the Emergency Department. Thoracic ultrasound should help to differentiate cardiogenic from non-cardiogenic causes of dyspnea. We evaluated whether the diagnostic accuracy can be improved by adding a point-of-care-ultrasonography (POC-US) to routine exams and if an early use of this technique produces ...
Sen Ahmet A 0000-0001-8981-6871 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Faculty of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, 53100 Rize, - - 2014
We reviewed our experience to compare the effectiveness of epidural analgesia and total intravenous analgesia on postoperative pain control in patients undergoing endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Records of 32 patients during a 2-year period were retrospectively investigated. TIVA group (n = 18) received total intravenous anesthesia, and EA group ...
Agrawal Akansha A Department of Anesthesia, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, - - 2014
Spinal anesthesia is an established mode of anesthesia for lower limb orthopedic surgeries. The limitations of the technique are short duration of action and limited post-operative analgesia. Concomitant use of intravenous infusion of magnesium sulfate may have an effect on the block characteristics and duration of action of intrathecal bupivacaine. ...
Moghtadaei Mehdi M Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rasoul Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR - - 2014
Pain is one of the major concerns of patients underwent Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA); appropriate pain management is a key factor in patient's early physical fitness to move, physiotherapy, and most importantly, patient satisfaction. In this study the analgesic effect of single injection femoral nerve block (SFNB) was compared with ...
Jacob Sumitha Mary SM Department of Anaesthesiology, Holy Cross Hospital, Kottiyam, Kollam, Kerala, - - 2014
The success of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) depends on visual clarity of the surgical field, through the endoscope. The objective of this double-blind, randomized, controlled study was to determine if a pre-operative dose of bisoprolol (2.5 mg) would reduce the bleeding during FESS and improve the visualization of the ...
Fulcher Paul H PH - - 2014
Adequately controlling pain is a key component of postoperative care after a hysterectomy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of two intraperitoneal (IP) administered solutions during Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH), on the amount of postoperative self-administered morphine. In this prospective, randomized, double blinded study, twenty ...
Wang Yanbo Y Department of Urology,The First Hospital of Jilin University.Changchun, - - 2014
Purpose: To evaluate the percutaneous access outcomes and complications following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) that was obtained by sonographer or urologist at a single academic institution. Material and Methods: A retrospective chart review of 259 patients who underwent PCNL was performed. Patients were stratified according to percutaneous access by sonographer (group ...
Alkan M M Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department of Medicine Faculity, University of Gazi, Ankara, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic effects of postoperative epidural administration of neostigmine and morphine in patients scheduled for caesarean section under epidural anaesthesia. Sixty ASA I-II patients, scheduled for caesarean section under epidural anaesthesia, were randomly allocated into three groups. Neostigmine (10 μg/kg), morphine (3 ...
Perilli Valter V Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, A. Gemelli Hospital, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, - - 2014
The use of suction catheter (SC) has been shown to improve success rate during ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) insertion in expert users. The aim of this study was to compare insertion of PLMA performed by untrained physicians using a SC or the digital technique (DT) in anaesthetised non-paralysed patients. ...
Lee Seung-Hwa SH Center for Health Promotion, Department of Family Practice and Community Health, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea. Email: - - 2014
High success rate of intubation and short intubation time have been needed to endoscopists for a complete and comfortable colonoscopy, if possible. The purpose of present study was to compare procedure efficiencies according to adult-colonoscope length. This was a prospective, randomized, single-blinded controlled trial. A total of 239 healthy Korean ...
Toba Yoshiharu Y Department of Ophthalmology, Iwate Medical University, School of Medicine, 19-1 Uchimaru, Morioka, Iwate 020-8505, - - 2014
Purpose. To compare the postoperative changes of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with macular holes (MHs) treated with vitrectomy with indocyanine green- (ICG-), brilliant blue G- (BBG-), or triamcinolone acetonide- (TA-)assisted internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling. Methods. Sixty-one eyes of 61 consecutive patients with MHs were ...
Raposo-Amaral Cassio Eduardo CE From the Institute of Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, SOBRAPAR Hospital, Campinas, São Paulo, - - 2014
Characterizing the cutaneous upper lip height changes after unilateral cleft lip repair is very important to plan the surgical maneuvers, anticipate the need for overcorrection of the vertical dimension of the lips, and instruct the family on the postoperative outcomes. The aim of this study was to objectively analyze the ...
Guo Jian-Rong JR Department of Anesthesiology, Shanghai Gongli Hospital of Pudong New District, Shanghai, China E-mail : - - 2014
Objective: To observe the effects of allogeneic and autologous transfusion on cellular immunity, humoral immunity and secretion of serum inflammatory factors and perforin during the perioperative period in patients with malignant tumors. Methods: A total of 80 patients (age: 38-69 years; body weight: 40-78 kg; ASA I - II) receiving ...
Shams Tarek T Department of Anesthesia and ICU, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, - - 2014
Few previous studies proved that complications related to sickle cell disease (SCD) were common with regional anesthesia compared with general anesthesia while others reported no differences. This study was carried out to evaluate the role of prophylactic vitamin D on anesthetic outcome among male children with SCD undergoing circumcision. A ...
Rogha Mehrdad M Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kashani Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
To compare two methods of tympanic membrane (TM) grafting when graft materials medial or lateral to malleus, this study have been done. In this clinical trial which was conducted in Alzahra and Kashani hospitals, between June 2010 and February 2012, 56 patients with chronic otitis media and perforated TM entered ...
Ryu Jung-Hee JH Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 166 Gumi-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do 463-707, South Korea ; Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, South - - 2014
Craniotomy patients have a high incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). This prospective, randomized, double-blind, multi-center study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic ramosetron in preventing PONV compared with ondansetron after elective craniotomy in adult patients. A total of 160 American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II ...
Son Ilsoon I 0000-0003-4388-0178 Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Centre, Konkuk University School of Medicine, 120-1 Neungdong-ro, Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 143-729, Republic of - - 2014
This study assessed the effect of sufentanil administered before conclusion of remifentanil-based anaesthesia on postoperative hyperalgesia and haemodynamic stability in patients undergoing laparoscopic gynaecological surgery. The patients were randomly allocated to a sufentanil administration group (S group) or a normal saline administration group (C group). Anaesthesia was induced and maintained ...
Baek Sung Uk SU Department of Ophthalmology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, No. 896 Pyeongchon-dong, Anyang, Gyeonggi-do 431-070, Republic of - - 2014
Purposes. The study introduced the concept of "consecutive macular edema" and evaluated the validity of visual outcome in macular edema (ME) secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Methods. Patients were categorized into the gainer group and the nongainer group according to the final visual acuity. We analyzed clinical characteristics ...
Del-Rio-Vellosillo Monica M Department of Anesthesia, University Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Ctra. Madrid-Cartagena, s/n, El Palmar, 30120 Murcia, - - 2014
Introduction. The aim of the study was to compare the sensory, motor, and neuroophthalmological effects of isobaric levobupivacaine and bupivacaine when intrathecally administered. Materials and Methods. A prospective, double-blind, randomized study with 60 ASA grade I-II patients aged 18-65 years awaiting knee arthroscopy under spinal anesthesia. Patients received 12.5 mg of ...
Wang Wei W Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou 510120, China ; ; Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease & China State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou 510120, China - - 2014
To assess the feasibility and safety of the video-assisted thoracoscopy surgery (VATS) systematic lymph node dissection in resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The clinical data of patients with NSCLC who underwent VATS or thoracotomy combined with lobectomy and systematic lymphadenectomy from January 2001 to January 2008 were retrospectively analyzed ...
Szűcs Szilárd S Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Cork University Hospital and University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. - - 2014
Fractured neck of femur generally requires operative fixation and is a common cause of admission to hospital. The combination of femoral nerve block and spinal anesthesia is a common anesthetic technique used to facilitate the surgical procedure. The optimal disposition of local anesthetic (LA) relative the femoral nerve (FN) has ...
Gupta Kumkum K Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, N.S.C.B. Subharti Medical College, Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Subhartipuram, NH-58, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
Subarachnoid blockade can be used in all surgical procedures carried out on the infraumbilical region. This study was aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of intrathecal fentanyl as an adjuvant to 0.75% isobaric ropivacaine on onset, duration, intensity, and recovery time of sensory and motor blockade of subarachnoid ...
Ayintap Emre E Department of Ophthalmology, Bezmialem Vakif University, 34093 Istanbul, - - 2014
Purpose. To investigate the changes of partial oxygen pressure (PaO2) in aqueous humour after injecting air or oxygen bubble into the anterior chamber in sickle cell hyphema. Methods. Blood samples were taken from the same patient with sickle cell disease. Thirty-two rabbits were divided into 4 groups. In group 1 ...
Khademi Abbas Ali AA Department of Endodontics, Torabinejad Dental Research Center, Iranian Academy of Medical Science, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the substantivity of chlorhexidine (CHX) and doxycycline bond to the dentin in diffusion disk method. A total of 92 dentin disks were prepared from Bovine's teeth root. After removing cementum and standardizing disks in weight and outer diameter, they were irrigated with ...
Turalba Angela V AV Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, USA ; Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2014
To evaluate intraoperative subtenon triamcinolone acetonide (TA) as an adjunct to Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation. Retrospective comparative case series. Forty-two consecutive cases of uncontrolled glaucoma undergoing AGV implantation: 19 eyes receiving intraoperative subtenon TA and 23 eyes that did not receive TA. A retrospective chart review was performed on ...
Wang Hang H Department of Urology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to report our approach of partial nephrectomy (PN) using a supra-12th rib mini-flank incision. We compared mini-incision open partial nephrectomy (MI-OPN) with open partial nephrectomy (OPN) and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) to verify whether MI-OPN can be an alternative to OPN and LPN. This ...
Rando K K Departamento de Anestesia, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay. ; Unidad Bi-Institucional de Trasplante Hepático y UDA-Centro Nacional Hepato-Bilio-Pancreático, Hospital Central de las Fuerzas Armadas, Montevideo, - - 2014
Even though advantages of ultrasound line placement seem obvious, many countries do not have easy access to such technology. This study aims to compare the degree of difficulty in central venous line placement with or without ultrasound and the incidence of complications, and to establish the effect of the operator's ...
Liang Peng P Department of Anesthesiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University Chengdu, Sichuan, - - 2014
It is controversial that whether the GABA receptors contribute to the hypnotic action of volatile anesthetics. This study was to detect the effect of GABA receptors on the hypnotic action of volatile anesthetics by evaluation of the effect of intravenous flumazenil on sevoflurane minimum alveolar anesthetic concentration-awake (MAC-Awake) and emergence ...
Välimäki Juha O JO Department of Ophthalmology, Päijät-Häme Central Hospital, Keskussairaalankatu 7, FIN-15850 Lahti, - - 2014
Purpose. To determine the outcome of Molteno3 implantation as primary glaucoma surgery and to analyze the factors influencing the surgical outcome. Methods. This is a retrospective clinical study of 106 consecutive eyes (97 patients) with no previous glaucoma surgery. Surgical failure was defined as an IOP > 21 mmHg or less ...
Erkalp Kerem K Istanbul Bagcilar Educational and Training Hospital, 34200 Istanbul, - - 2014
There is a passive blood flow to the stomach during oral and nasal surgery. It may cause postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). We researched the relationship between gastric decompression (GD) and severity of PONV in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery. 137 patients who have been into ENT surgery were ...
Zhang Haifei H Department of Orthopedics, The fourth Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, - - 2014
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMPs) as a substitute for iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) has been increasingly widely used in lumbar fusion. The purpose of this study is to systematically compare the effectiveness and safety of fusion with BMPs for the treatment of lumbar disease. Cochrane review methods were used to ...
Prazeres Juliana J Vitreoretinal Diseases Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Federal University of São Paulo, Botucatu Street 816, 04023-062 São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
We retrospectively evaluated a heavy silicone oil (HSO) as a long-term intraocular endotamponade agent to treat complicated RD by inferior PVR in 25 eyes of 25 patients. Patients underwent PPV and injection of Oxane HD as an internal tamponade agent. A comparison of preoperative and postoperative BCVA at month 1, ...
Polat Vural V Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Van Research and Education Hospital, 65100 Van, - - 2014
Background. Red cell distribution width (RDW) is an important marker which reflects inflammatory activity in many chronic diseases. The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of RDW on morbidity and mortality before and after pediatric congenital heart surgery. Methods. 107 patients with congenital heart disease, cardiac case ...
Karami Hossein H Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Shohadae Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. - - 2014
Purpose: Due to the negative impact of radiation on the patient and the surgical team during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), we aimed to evaluate success rate and complications of blind access for PCNL using lumbar notch landmark and compare with conventional fluoroscopy- guided access. Materials and Methods: In a clinical trial, ...
Kim Yu Seok YS Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an uncomfortable procedure that requires adequate sedation for its successful conduction. We investigated the efficacy and safety of the combined use of intravenous midazolam and propofol for sedation during ERCP. A retrospective review of patient records from a single tertiary care hospital was performed. Ninety-four ...
Shashidhar Jyothi J Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Modern Dental College and Research Center, Airport Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth filled with gutta percha and Resilon using lateral and vertical condensation methods. Materials and Methods: A total of 75 freshly extracted single-rooted teeth were selected. All samples were instrumented with profile 4% ...
Ge Bujun - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness of the gasless laparoscopic appendectomy (GLA) and conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). From Aug 2010 to Feb 2012, 100 patients with a clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis in Shanghai Tongji hospital were included in the study and ...
Wong King-Ying KY *Department of Tuberculosis and Chest, TWGHs Wong Tai Sin Hospital, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon Departments of †Medicine and Geriatrics ‡Radiology, Kwong Wah Hospital, Yau Ma Tei, Hong - - 2014
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) improves bronchoscopic diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions (PLLs). The procedure time is lengthened by the search through multiple bronchial branches to PLLs. Virtual bronchoscopy (VB) provides endobronchial views that simulate findings at bronchoscopy. An open source software can be employed to study VB and hence the endobronchial ...
Nessler Michał Bohdan MB Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Children's Burn Centre, University Children's Hospital, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, - - 2014
Background Cutaneous wound healing results in scar formation. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) transform extracellular matrix proteins and modulate inflammation and cell signaling, thus determining scar outcome. To provide rapid wound closure and reduced scarring, dermal scaffolds were introduced. Little is known about the influence of these materials on MMPs levels. Material ...
Golparvar Mohammad M Department of Anesthesia, Medical School, St-Alzahra Medical Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
Hypercoagulability has been reported in primary brain tumors which can lead to thrombotic complications. Hydroxyethyl starch (hetastarch) is a synthetic colloid solution with adverse effects on blood coagulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of hetastarch in reducing thromboembolic events in these patients. In a ...
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