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Feizi Sepehr S Department of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to report the incidence of epithelial defects and identify donor factors that might correlate with the presence of epithelial defects and graft reepithelialization time after a deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). In this retrospective study, 283 consecutive keratoconic eyes underwent DALK using donor corneas ...
Gershonowitz Amikam - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: The growing demand for skin rejuvenation procedures with minimal down time and low risk, has led to the development of fractional radiofrequency (RF) systems. The new VoluDerm™ RF micro needle technology creates minute columns of tissue thermal micro ablation. Treatment triggers natural fractional healing resulting in dermal volumizing ...
Chiricozzi Andrea A Dermatology Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome, - - 2014
Background: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic disabling inflammatory skin disorder, typically characterized by intensely itching, oozing, crusted, eroded vesicles or papules developing on erythematous plaques. Conventional treatments, both topical and systemic, may produce unsuccessful and unsatisfactory results. Objectives: we aimed to assess the efficacy of apheretic treatments in patients with ...
Puls Miriam M Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Göttingen, Göttingen, - - 2014
Aims: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) represents a less invasive treatment option for elderly patients. Therefore, we aimed to determine the impact of frailty measured by the Katz Index of activities of daily living (ADL) on short- and long-term mortality after TAVI. Methods and results: Our study included 300 consecutive ...
Chan Raymond Javan RJ Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia; School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia; Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the effects of a natural oil-based emulsion containing allantoin versus aqueous cream for preventing and managing radiation-induced skin reactions. A total of 174 patients were randomized and participated in the study. Patients received either cream 1 (the natural oil-based emulsion containing allantoin) or cream 2 (aqueous cream). Skin ...
Patil Shantanu S Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research & Education, 11025 North Torrey Pines Road, Suite 200, La Jolla, CA, 92037, - - 2014
At 14- to 17-year followup, we reported successful outcomes of the Press-fit Condylar total knee arthroplasty (TKA) system in 160 TKAs performed between 1986 and 1989. However, there are few published reports on TKA survivorship and patient function that include patients evaluated into the third decade after surgery. The study ...
Oram Yasemin Y Department of Dermatology, V.K. Foundation American Hospital of Istanbul, - - 2014
To assess the effectiveness of 10,600nm fractional CO2 laser for neck aging at one month and one year after treatment. Design/Setting/Participants/Measurement: Twenty patients underwent 10,600nm fractional CO2 laser treatment over the entire neck. Clinical features of the patients were classified according to Baker classification. The degrees of skin laxity, jowling, ...
Ho Jimmy J T JJ *Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Landseed Hospital, Taoyuan County Departments of †Orthopedic Surgery ‡Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital §Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, - - 2014
Forearm pronation and wrist flexion contracture can be a disability for daily living care and 2-hand function in cerebral palsy (CP) children. It may be beneficial to improve their posture and hand-grip power for better functional outcome. The purpose of our study was to investigate the outcome of pronator transfer ...
Maier Michael W - - 2014
Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) can improve function in osteoarthritic shoulders, but the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) can still remain impaired. Routinely, shoulder surgeons measure range of motion (ROM) using a goniometer. Objective data are limited, however, concerning functional three-dimensional changes in ROM in ADLs after TSA ...
Kong Keng-He KH Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, - - 2014
The ability to perform basic activities of daily living (ADL) independently is a marker of functional recovery after a stroke. However, there few studies documenting their long-term recovery. To document temporal recovery of activities of daily living (ADL) and establish predictors of ADL in a cohort of ischemic stroke patients ...
Kingma Sjouke A SA School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Behavioural Ecology and Self-Organization Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Radolfzell, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The group augmentation (GA) hypothesis states that if helpers in cooperatively breeding animals raise the reproductive success of the group, the benefits of living in a resulting larger group - improved survival or future reproductive success - favour the evolution of seemingly altruistic helping behaviour. The applicability of the GA ...
Elman Scott A - - 2014
To address both the growing burden of joint disease and the gaps in medical access in developing nations, medical relief organizations have begun to launch programs to perform total joint replacement (TJR) on resident populations in developing countries. One outcome of TJR of particular interest is physical activity (PA) since ...
Osei Daniel A DA Department of Orthopedic Surgery (D.A.O., R.P.C., M.I.B., C.A.G., and R.H.G.), Washington University School of Medicine (J.G.S.), 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233, St. Louis, MO 63110. E-mail address for D.A. Osei: - - 2014
Over 60% of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome present with symptoms and findings of nerve compression in both hands. Our goal was to compare patient-rated difficulties in performing activities of daily living in the early postoperative period between those undergoing bilateral carpal tunnel release and those undergoing unilateral carpal tunnel ...
Kolk Sjoerd S Radboud University Medical Center, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Differences in the performance of gait and gait-related activities of daily living are known to persist after total hip arthroplasty compared to healthy controls, but the specific underlying deficits (spatiotemporal, kinematics and kinetics) are not completely understood. This review aimed to map the differences between patients and controls, and between ...
Uce Özkol Hatice H Department of Dermatology, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey. - - 2014
We present the case of a 12-year-old boy with furuncular myiasis living in an area with continental climate. The boy was admitted to our clinic with a wound on his nape, which started as a little acne and progressed to a large wound in which pus flowed continuously. He complained ...
Peake L L University of Leicester, Leicester, - - 2014
Anecdotally, outcomes in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) are poor but improving. Most outcome data has come from specialist centres, excluding patients who die before transfer. Long term outcomes are generally not reported. We studied cases of HLHS born from a geographical population (Leicestershire) over a 15 year ...
Peake L L University of Leicester, Leicester, - - 2014
Anecdotally, outcomes in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) are poor but improving. Most outcome data has come from specialist centres, excluding patients who die before transfer. Long term outcomes are generally not reported. We studied cases of HLHS born from a geographical population (Leicestershire) over a 15 year ...
Krishnan Anita A Children's National Heart Institute, Children's National Medical Center , Washington, - - 2014
Abstract Background: Telemedicine transmission of echocardiograms, either in real-time or using store-and-forward technology, is used to evaluate infants with suspected heart disease. The impact of Internet protocol (IP) technology on telecardiology utilization is unknown. This study evaluated the impact of IP expansion on telecardiology utilization and mode of scanning. Materials ...
Yabuta Minoru M Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54-Kawaharacho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8507, - - 2014
To evaluate retrospectively the long-term outcomes of percutaneous transhepatic balloon angioplasty performed for portal vein stenosis (PVS) after pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Between October 1997 and December 2013, of 527 pediatric patients (age < 18 y) who underwent LDLT in a single institution, 43 patients (19 boys, 24 ...
Noel Nicolas N APHP Groupe Hospitalier Pitié Salpétrière, and DHU Inflammation, Immunopathologie, Biothérapie, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, Paris, - - 2014
To report the long-term outcome of neurologic involvement in patients with Behçet's disease (BD). We performed a retrospective analysis of 115 patients who fulfilled the international criteria for BD (57% male; median age 37 years [interquartile range (IQR) 30-46 years]) and had neuro-BD (NBD) after exclusion of cerebral venous thrombosis. ...
Moon Deok-Bog DB 1 Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea. 2 Address correspondence to: Sung-Gyu Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S., Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1 Pungnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, - - 2014
Patent portal vein (PV) and adequate portal inflow is essential for successful living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). In extensive portal vein thrombosis (PVT) patients, however, complete PV thrombectomy is not feasible particularly at intrapancreatic portion, and subsequently portal flow steal through preexisting sizable collaterals or rethrombosis can occur. To overcome ...
Shih T-H TH Department of Anesthesiology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
The study's purpose was to evaluate the effects of total removal of the asictes through laparotomy on the lung function of adult patients undergoing living donor liver transplantation. One hundred eleven patients were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were grouped into 3 groups: GI had ascites <1000 mL, GII between 1000 and 4000 ...
Chu Yue-Jie YJ 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center of Tianjin for Medical Epigenetics, The Key Laboratory of Hormones and Development (Ministry of Health), Department of Diabetic Foot, Metabolic Diseases Hospital & Tianjin Institute of Endocrinology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to determine the predictors for reulceration, reamputation and mortality in patients with diabetes following toe amputation, and the impact of activities of daily living on clinical outcomes. This prospective cohort study included 245 patients who had undergone toe amputation (202 healing and 43 non-healing) ...
Skendzel Jack G JG Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Excellent short-term results have been reported after hip arthroscopic surgery to address femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).Purpose/ HYPOTHESIS:The purpose of this study was to determine if patients with narrow joint spaces had inferior outcomes at a postoperative minimum of 5 years and if they had a higher conversion rate to total hip ...
Kachooei Amir Reza AR Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR - - 2014
The Iran-Iraq imposed war lasted eight years and was one of the longest wars of the last century. Twenty-three years have passed since the war ended, but little has been discussed about the long-term results of war amputations in the literature. In this long-term study, we have evaluated the activities ...
Synhaeve Nathalie E NE From the Department of Neurology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, Center for Neuroscience, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (N.E.S., R.M.A., N.A.M.M., L.C.A.R.-J., H.C.S., E.J.v.D., F.-E.d.L.); Department of Neurology, Elisabeth Hospital Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands (N.E.S., P.L.M.d.K.); and Department of Neurology, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands - - 2014
Stroke in young adults has a dramatic effect on life; therefore, we investigated the long-term functional outcome after transient ischemic attack, ischemic stroke, or intracerebral hemorrhage in adults aged 18 to 50 years. We studied 722 young patients with first-ever stroke admitted between January 1, 1980, and November 1, 2010. ...
Meier Robert H RH - - 2014
This article provides a generalized overview of amputation classifications and the idealized outcomes for upper and lower amputations at their respective levels. The following levels are discussed: above knee/transfemoral, below knee/transtibial, above elbow/transhumeral, below elbow/transradial, and bilateral for upper and lower extremities. This classification defines a framework for clinicians to ...
Khalaj Nafiseh N Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, - - 2014
Balance is essential for mobility and performing activities of daily living. People with knee osteoarthritis display impairment in knee joint proprioception. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate balance and risk of fall in individuals with bilateral mild and moderate knee osteoarthritis. Sixty subjects aged between 50 and ...
Aniskevich Stephen S Department of Anesthesia, Division of Transplant Anesthesia, Jacksonville, FL, - - 2014
Postoperative pain is a common complaint following living kidney donation or tumor resection using the laparoscopic hand-assisted technique. To evaluate the potential analgesic benefit of transversus abdominis plane blocks, we conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in 21 patients scheduled to undergo elective living-donor nephrectomy or single-sided nephrectomy for tumor. ...
Kilani Suha S IVF Australia and University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2013
To investigate the impact of meiotic spindle normality on live birth rates in women with recurrent IVF failure. A retrospective comparative study. A large private sector IVF service in Sydney, Australia. Five hundred five intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)/ET cycles of patients who fulfilled the criteria for recurrent IVF failure, three ...
Ellis Gemma - - 2013
LAST MONTH, I spent a day in Westminster as part of an initiative by the UK Sepsis Trust to encourage debate between MPs, healthcare organisation representatives and those affected, directly and indirectly, by a condition that claims 37,000 lives a year in the UK.
Vejjabhinanta V V Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, - - 2014
Treatment of acne scars remains a challenge to dermatologists. Multiple modalities have been employed with variable results and adverse effects. To determine the efficacy and adverse effects of a fractional radiofrequency microneedle system (FRMS) on acne scars in Asians at 1-, 3- and 6-month follow-up visits after treatment. Thirty subjects ...
Tveiten A A Department of Neurology, Sørlandet Hospital Kristiansand, Kristiansand, - - 2013
There are few data on long-term functional outcome after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We aimed to assess functional dependency and cognitive impairment in long-term survivors of first-ever intracerebral hemorrhage. Between August and November 2011, we contacted all survivors from a cohort of 134 consecutive patients hospitalized with a first-ever ICH in ...
Barrios Rocío - - 2013
The use of irrigating solutions with long-lived activity helps to avoid failure of endodontic therapy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial substantivity against Enterococcus faecalis by using as carrier a dentin-volumetric unit exposed to chlorhexidine (CHX) and alexidine (ALX). Standardized dentin blocks of ...
Issa Kimona - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical outcomes of manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) in a cohort who had developed knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). One-hundred and forty-five TKAs in 134 patients who had undergone MUA were compared to the remaining 1973 TKAs in 1671 patients ...
Miklitsch Claudia - - 2013
Objective:To investigate the effects of a predefined mini-trampoline therapy programme for increasing postural control, mobility and the ability to perform activities of daily living after stroke.Design:Randomized non-blinded controlled pilot study.Setting:Neurological rehabilitation hospital.Subjects:First-time stroke; age 18-80 years; independent standing ability for a minimum of 2 minutes.Intervention:Patients were randomized into two groups: ...
Schroer William C - - 2013
Certain recreational, cultural, occupational, and religious practices may require knee flexion exceeding typical daily living activity needs. Some total knee prostheses mechanically accommodate high flexion to help meet such demands, e.g., the Vanguard knee (Biomet, Inc., Warsaw, IN) which can mechanically achieve 140°-145°. This multicenter, prospective clinical study of 957 ...
Park Sang-Eun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the long-term results, including complication and revision rates, of different types of total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) with an average follow up of 13 years. METHODS: Since 1984, a total of 84 primary TEAs have been performed in 77 patients at our institution. The patient's average age ...
Demir Sevil Guler - - 2013
To evaluate the effectiveness of home monitoring according to the Model of Living in hip replacement surgery patients. Hip replacement surgery is important for increasing the quality of life of patients. After these operations, patients may encounter many problems having an impact on their activities of daily living. Quasi-experimental. Sixty ...
Lombraña María - - 2013
: To determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) in patients undergoing prostatectomy and to evaluate the impact of UI on the everyday life in order to select the patients eligible to enter a pelvic floor rehabilitation program. : The sample comprised 114 consecutive men undergoing laparoscopic or open radical ...
Ozgul U - - 2013
We compared postoperative hepatic and renal functions and coagulation profiles in living donors undergoing right hepatectomy under isoflurane (n = 40) versus propofol (n = 40) anesthesia. After induction, anesthesia was maintained with isoflurane/air-O2 (group I) or propofol/air-O2 (group P) in addition to remifentanil and atracurium infusion in both groups. ...
Sfontouris Ioannis A - - 2013
Metabolomics was introduced in human in vitro fertilization (IVF) for noninvasive identification of viable embryos with the highest developmental competence. To determine whether embryo selection using a commercial version of metabolomic analysis leads to increased implantation rates (IRs) with fetal cardiac activity (FCA) compared with morphology evaluation alone. Randomized controlled ...
Teo Bryon J X BJ Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, - - 2013
Recent advances have been made in using chondrocytes and other cell-based therapy to treat cartilage defects in adults. However, it is unclear whether these advances should be extended to the adolescent and young adult-aged patients. We assessed cell-based surgical therapy for patellar osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) in adolescents and young adults ...
Kim Young-Kyu - - 2013
There is controversy concerning the effect of a positive T-lymphocytotoxic crossmatch (TLC) on clinical outcomes in adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of TLC on clinical outcomes in LDLT and to determine how long a pretransplant positive TLC continues after ...
Wu Qingping Q Department of Anaesthesiology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, - - 2013
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) during cardiac surgery is well known to be associated with the development of a systemic inflammatory response. The efficacy of parecoxib in attenuating this systemic inflammatory response is still unknown. Patients undergoing elective mitral valve replacement with CPB were assessed, enrolled and randomly allocated to receive parecoxib ...
Larsen Bethany L - - 2013
Since activities of daily living do not exist in isolation this prospective study examined biomechanical function during level walking and sit-to-stand activities over two months of brace use by subjects with varying grades of knee osteoarthritis. Kinematic and kinetic data were collected using infrared cameras and force platforms; clinical scores ...
Jarvis Sarah L - - 2013
The mini-midvastus (MV) approach to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) minimizes damage to the extensor mechanism; however, the mini-subvastus (SV) approach is designed to avoid such damage. Quadriceps weakness following TKA can have a significant impact on the activities of daily living, particularly stand-to-sit down (STSD) and sit-to-stand up (STSU) activities. ...
Hannoun-Levi Jean-Michel - - 2013
PURPOSE: To analyze the feasibility, reproducibility, and impact on functional status of postoperative accelerated and partial breast irradiation (APBI) using interstitial high-dose rate-brachytherapy in women older than 70 years. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From July 2004 to April 2008, 46 patients were screened for enrollment in a nationwide prospective Phase II ...
Bang Jae-Il - - 2013
This study investigated the effects of two different activation regimens on the developmental potential of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos and postnatal survivability of the cloned piglets. In vitro matured oocytes were enucleated and reconstructed with porcine fetal fibroblasts. On the basis of the activation regimen used, the reconstructed ...
Ahn Ah-Jin - - 2013
In April 2010, pruritic symptoms were recognized in 3 privately-owned Siamese cats raised in Gwangju, Korea. Examination of ear canals revealed dark brown, ceruminous otic exudates that contain numerous live mites at various developmental stages. Based on morphological characteristics of adult mites in which caruncles were present on legs 1 ...
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