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Schiefer Jennifer L JL Jennifer L. Schiefer, MD, is a Resident, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Burn Surgery, BG-Trauma Center, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany. Afshin Rahmanian-Schwarz, MD, is the Director, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Aesthetic Surgery, HELIOS Clinic Wuppertal, Germany. Hans-Eberhard Schaller, MD, is the Director, and Theodora Manoli, MD, is a Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Burn Surgery, BG-Trauma Center, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, - - 2014
The standard therapy to treat superficial partial-thickness burns of the hand involves the application of skin substitutes such as Suprathel (PolyMedics Innovations GmbH, Denkendorf, Germany), which reduce pain significantly, thus allowing a fast mobilization and leading to a quicker restoration of function. The aim of this study was to simplify ...
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The Cornea Donor Study (CDS) showed that donor age is not a factor in survival of most penetrating keratoplasties for endothelial disease. Secondary analyses confirm the importance of surgical indication and presence of glaucoma in outcomes at 10 years. To assess the relationship between donor and recipient factors and corneal ...
Werfel T T Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Division of Immunodermatology and Allergy Research, Hannover Medical School, - - 2014
8-methoxypsoralen-UV-A (PUVA) and narrowband UV-B (NB-UVB) are well established treatments for chronic plaque type psoriasis vulgaris. However, long term risks of PUVA therapy are premature skin ageing and squamous cell cancer. To develop a device for targeted ultraviolet (UV) therapy of psoriatic plaques with protection of the healthy adjacent skin ...
Skeik Nedaa - - 2014
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is used as adjunctive therapy for a variety of indications. However, there is a lack of high quality research evaluating HBO treatment outcomes for different indications available in the current literature. We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent HBO therapy at a single hyperbaric center from January ...
Grunebaum Lisa D LD University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1450 NW 10th Ave, Miami, FL, 33136, - - 2014
Chest photodamage is a common cosmetic complaint. Laser treatment of the chest may be higher risk than other areas. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of 2,790-nm chest resurfacing for photodamage. Twelve patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I-III were enrolled in this university IRB-approved ...
Takase K K Department of Surgery, Gastrointestinal Center, Saitama Medical University, International Medical Center, Saitama, - - 2014
Using a large animal model, we examined whether circumferential stricture after esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) can be treated by grafting a bioabsorbable esophageal patch. Circumferential ESD was performed on the thoracic esophagus in pigs (n = 6) to create a stricture, for which one of the following interventions was ...
Mohsina A A Division of Surgery, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 243122, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
Acellular grafts can be used as a better substitute for the prosthetic meshes in reconstruction of abdominal wall defect. The purpose of study was to develop bioengineered scaffolds by seeding primary mouse embryo fibroblast cells (p-MEF) on decellularized rabbit skin and to test the efficacy of these scaffolds for the ...
Ozturan Seda - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to use cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT), which consistently allowed the determination of the dimensions of the soft tissue, to evaluate acellular dermal matrix grafts (ADMG) used to increase gingival soft tissue thickness (GSTT). Method and Materials: In total, 90 gingival defects were ...
Oberhuber Alexander A 1 University of Duesseldorf , Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Duesseldorf, Germany - - 2014
Abstract Background: To evaluate the outcome of different therapeutic pathways to manage infrainguinal prosthetic graft infections. In this study a total of 66 patients treated between 1993 and 2009 (48 males and 18 females) were included. Subgroups were formed according to the following options of surgical management: excision of the ...
Akhter Waseem W Department of Ophthalmology, Shifa College of Medicine, - - 2014
To compare the recurrence of pterygium between free conjunctival auto-graft and conjunctival rotation flap following simple surgical excision of pterygium. Quasi-experimental study. Shifa Foundation Community Health Clinic, Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, from January to November 2012. Fifty seven cases aged above 18 years, with a pterygium corneal encroachment of ...
Tsioli Vassiliki - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of skin-stretching devices on the closure of defects on the extremities of dogs. Antebrachial skin defects were created on limbs of 24 dogs randomly allotted in 3 groups. Regarding skin stretchers, staples and sutures passing through them (group A), sutures ...
Hur Gi-Yeun GY Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Skin grafts with an artificial dermis have been widely used as a part of the efforts to minimize contractures and reduce donor-site scars. We conducted a prospective randomized clinical trial to study the effect of a dermal substitute by measuring the size of the graft after surgery for months. The ...
Gassner Holger G HG Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, - - 2014
The stairstep graft is a novel method to modify the lateral anchoring point of lateral grafts for nasal valve correction. Eight consecutive patients with a diagnosis of nasal valve collapse were included in the study. The novel method of stairstep grafts was performed to reinforce the lateral crus and to ...
Gunduz Yasemin Y Department of Radiology, Sakarya University Medical Faculty, Sakarya, - - 2014
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare inflammatory, noncaseating, chronic granulomatous benign disease. The etiology of IGM is still unknown. It is postulated to be an autoimmune localized response. The use of a course of oral steroids provides an important regression of breast mass and skin lesions. Topical corticosteroids are ...
Wyrzykowski D D Department of Surgery and Urology for Children and Adolescents, Medical University of Gdansk, - - 2014
Choice of the donor site for a split thickness skin graft depends on skin availability, possible complications and anticipated esthetic results. We selected the scalp to be the primary donor site at our institution. During a period of ten years (1998-2008), a group of 123 pediatric patients aged 4 months ...
Donati Gabriele G Nephrology Dialysis and Renal Transplantation Unit, S.Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, - - 2014
Vascular access-related complications are still one of the leading causes of morbidity in hemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to compare polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts versus tunneled cuffed permanent catheters (TCCs) in terms of vascular access and patients' survival. An observational study was carried out with a 2-year follow-up. ...
Zhang Weina W The State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
We retrospectively compared the clinical outcomes of autogenous coronoid process grafts (n=32) and costochondral grafts (n=28) in condylar reconstruction for the treatment of unilateral ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in adults. Preoperative and postoperative assessments included diet scores, cone-beam computed tomography (CT), maximal interincisal opening, lateral excursion, and mandibular ...
Winklehner Anna A Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
This study was designed to evaluate retrospectively the long-term stent-graft patency after renovisceral revascularization with Viabahn Open Revascularization Technique (VORTEC) using computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). In 34 patients (seven women; mean age 72 ± 8 years) with aortic aneurysm, 63 renovisceral vessels (i.e., 54 renal, nine visceral arteries) ...
Kuipers Hester C HC Association of Dutch Burn Centres, Martini Hospital, NL-9728 NT Groningen, The Netherlands. - - 2014
Pruritus is a frequently encountered symptom following burns. Higher intensity of itching has been associated with depth of the wounds and specific body locations but these differences are not well understood. Our aim was to investigate the intensity of post burn pruritus in grafted and non-grafted burns across anatomic areas ...
Brenner Maria M From the *University College Dublin, Ireland; †Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Ireland; ‡Statistica Medica Ltd., Ireland; and §National University of Ireland Maynooth, - - 2014
Skin grafts are used to treat many types of skin defects in children, including burns, traumatic wounds, and revision of scars. The objective of this prospective randomized controlled trial was to compare the effectiveness of three dressing types for pediatric donor sites: foam, hydrofiber, and calcium alginate. Children attending a ...
Kalkbrenner Kristen K Kristen Kalkbrenner, PA-C, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. Kyle Sanniec, MHA, MA, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. Lyndsey Bryant, PA-C, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. Jacques Heppell, MD, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. Heather McEntarffer, RN, WOCN, Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix. Alanna Rebecca, MD, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, - - 2014
Peristomal hyperhidrosis can interfere with pouch adherence, resulting in pouch leakage and peristomal skin damage. A patient with autonomic dysregulation resulting in excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) experienced difficulty with adherence of her ileostomy appliance. Two hundred units of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) were injected in the dermis of the surrounding skin ...
Hoffart Louis L Ophthalmology Department, Aix-Marseille University - APHM, Hôpital de la Timone, Marseille - - - 2014
Clinical assessment of AlphaCor keratoprosthesis and evaluation of surgical method to treat keratolysis in case of stromal necrosis occurrence. This is a noncomparative, retrospective, interventional case series. The medical records of 12 eyes of 12 patients who underwent consecutive AlphaCor keratoprosthesis implantations were reviewed. Patients with severe bilateral corneal pathology ...
McDaniel David - - 2014
Multiple devices are currently on the market that employ radiofrequency to non-invasively treat skin laxity and wrinkle reduction. The study device was a unique monopolar radiofrequency device FDA cleared for the treatment of wrinkles and rhytids. The delivery system allows constant monitoring of the real-time local skin impedance changes, which ...
Antonio Liliane de Fátima Lde F Laboratório de Vigilância em Leishmanioses (Lab VigiLeish), Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas (IPEC)/Fiocruz, - - 2014
A case-control study was conducted to examine the association among the Montenegro skin test (MST), age of skin lesion and therapeutic response in patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) treated at Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For each treatment failure ...
Kong Lingde L Department of Spine Surgery, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University; Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China - - - 2014
An accurate determination of the optimal level of transverse skin incision is important. We describe a new technique to determine the level on the basis of computed tomography multiplanar reformations techniques, and conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine the accuracy of the new method. Eighty patients were enrolled and ...
Nikkhah Dariush D Plastic Surgery Registrar, East Grinstead Hospital, East Grinstead, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
In many units, the standard mesh ratio is 1.5:1, but in our unit we have a 1:1 mesher, which does not expand the skin but provides regular fenestrations. There is some evidence that the unexpanded 1.5:1 meshed graft compares favourably with sheet grafts from a cosmetic perspective whilst reducing the ...
Zheng JiSi J Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology & Shanghai Research Institute of Stomatology, Shanghai, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to introduce a modified endoscopic lift of the floor of the maxillary sinus in beagles. Twelve operations (bilateral and randomly chosen) were done in 6 beagles each in the test group (modified endoscopic operation), and the control group, in which the operation was done ...
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, ...
Taniguchi Hiroaki H Department of Hematology, Atomic Bomb Disease and Hibakusha Medicine Unit, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki - - 2014
Cryoglobulinemia (Cg) in multiple myeloma (MM) is rare and no standard treatment has yet been established. Herein, we report a case of MM with Cg, successfully treated with a combination of lenalidomide and dexamethasone. A 76-year-old woman suffering from skin ulcerations, extremity pain and peripheral neuropathy was diagnosed as having ...
Masini F F Department of Dermatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy. - - 2014
Acne vulgaris is the most common disease of the adolescence age (70-94%). Main topical treatments for acne vulgaris are retinoids, benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics in mono or combination therapy. Topical retinoids, some antibiotics and antiseptics although effective on acne lesions, can due photosensitivity or make the skin more sensitive to ...
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 ...
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) ...
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