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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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Salnikov George E - - 2013
Degenerate 1,2-shift of methylethynyl group in long-lived 9,10-dimethyl-9-methylethynyl-phenanthrenium ion has been detected by NMR. This is the first example of ethynyl migration in a long-lived carbocation.
Kurita Akira - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Biliary complications are one of the most serious morbidities after liver transplantation. Inside-stent is a plastic stent placed above the sphincter of Oddi without endoscopic sphincterotomy against biliary strictures. Our aims were to analyze the long-term efficacy of inside-stent placement in patients with biliary stricture after ...
Macdonald R Loch - - 2013
We report here results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study ( http://www.ClinicalTrials.gov , NCT00558311) that investigated the effect of clazosentan (5 mg/h, n = 768) or placebo (n = 389) administered for up to 14 days in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) repaired by surgical clipping. The primary endpoint ...
Gremese Elisa - - 2013
Obesity is a mild, long-lasting inflammatory disease and, as such, could increase the inflammatory burden of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study aim was to determine whether obesity represents a risk factor for a poor remission rate in RA patients requiring anti-tumor necrosis factor α (anti-TNFα) therapy for progressive and active ...
Muthukumar K - - 2013
The literature regarding clinical outcomes following day 5/6 vitrified warmed blastocysts transfer has been conflicting. We decided to evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes following vitrified warmed day 5/6 blastocyst transfer using a solid surface vitrification protocol with fresh blastocyst transfers. University teaching hospital. A total of 249 women were ...
Bratanic Andre - - 2013
To identify predictive factors of rebleeding and mortality after endoscopic therapy in patients with high risk peptic ulcers. Patients hospitalized due to bleeding from high-risk peptic ulcers (Forrest classes Ia, Ib, IIa and IIb) during a five-year study, received endoscopic hemostatic therapy (diluted epinephrine injection, clipping or both) in addition ...
Gillette Blake P BP Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2013
The use of antifibrinolytic medications in hip and knee arthroplasty reduces intraoperative blood loss and decreases transfusion rates postoperatively. Tranexamic acid (TXA) specifically has not been associated with increased thromboembolic (TE) complications, but concerns remain about the risk of symptomatic TE events, particularly when less aggressive chemical prophylaxis methods such ...
Foran Jared R H JR Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center, Golden, CO, USA. - - 2013
In a previously reported series of 51 patients with 62 cemented, fixed-bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasties, we reported a 10-year, 98% survival rate with an average knee score of 92 points. The survivorship and modes of failure past 10 years are incompletely understood. At 15-year followup we sought to determine (1) ...
Callaghan John J JJ University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA. - - 2013
Modular tibial trays have been utilized in TKA for more than 20 years. However, concerns have been raised about modular implants and it is unclear whether these devices are durable in the long term. We determined (1) survival, (2) relationship of age and polyethylene thickness with revision, (3) function, and ...
De Meyer Sandra - - 2012
In the Phase 3 REALIZE study, 662 genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients with prior peginterferon/ribavirin treatment failure (including relapsers, partial, and null responders) were randomized to 12 weeks of telaprevir given immediately (T12/PR48) or following 4 weeks of peginterferon/ribavirin (lead-in T12/PR48), or 12 weeks of placebo (PR48), combined ...
Rinaldi Michele M Dipartimento di Oftalmologia, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, - - 2012
To study whether morphologic (foveal thickness, FT) variations of clinically significant macular oedema (CMO) in patients suffering from diabetes following intravitreal pegaptanib sodium (IVP) injection were associated with functional [macular sensitivity (MS) and colour discrimination (CD)] changes. A longitudinal, interventional, non-randomized study was performed. FT was assessed by optical coherence ...
Donath Lars L Centre for Vascular Medicine and Department of Medicine III, Division of Angiology, Dresden, - - 2012
In large randomized trials, thromboprophylaxis with fondaparinux in major orthopaedic surgery (MOS) has been shown to be superior to low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) prophylaxis with comparable safety. However, patients treated under trial conditions are different from unselected patients and efficacy and safety outcomes may be different in unselected patients ...
Yasunaga Yuji Y Department of Artificial Joints & Biomaterials, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan. - - 2012
Hip dysplasia is the most common cause of secondary osteoarthritis (OA). Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) or rotational acetabular osteotomy (RAO) has been used as a joint-preserving procedure. However, the patient selection criteria are not clearly defined. Based on a systematic review, we identified reported patient selection criteria for PAO or RAO. ...
Call Conley B - - 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of orbicularis oculi weakness on meibomian gland morphology using infrared meibography. This was a cross-sectional study. Patients were recruited from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Inclusion criteria required the patient to be at least 18 years of age ...
Yip Kathleen - - 2012
Bariatric surgery results in dramatic weight loss and improves metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). However, previous studies have noted that morbidly obese patients with T2DM experience less weight loss benefits than non-diabetic patients following bariatric surgery. We sought to determine longitudinal effects of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) ...
Rihn Jeffrey A - - 2012
Retrospective subgroup analysis of prospectively collected data according to treatment received. The purpose of this study was to determine whether obesity affects treatment outcomes for lumbar stenosis (SpS) and degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). Obesity is thought to be associated with increased complications and potentially less favorable outcomes after the treatment of ...
Hartmann Albrecht - - 2012
Owing to concerns attributable to problems associated with metal-on-metal bearing surfaces, current evidence for the use of hip resurfacing is unclear. Survival rates reported from registries and individual studies are controversial and the limited long-term studies do not conclusively allow one to judge whether hip resurfacing is still a reasonable ...
Devane Peter A - - 2012
Despite advances in primary THA, dislocation remains a common complication. In New Zealand (NZ), dislocations are reported to the National Joint Registry (NJR) only when prosthetic components are revised in the treatment of a dislocation. Closed reductions of dislocated hips are not recorded by the NJR. We compared the true ...
Ollivier Matthieu - - 2012
Return to sport is a key patient demand after hip arthroplasty and some patients are even involved in high-impact sports. Although polyethylene wear is related to the number of cycles and the importance of the load, it is unclear whether high-impact sport per se influences THA durability. Therefore, we compared ...
Johnston Victoria V London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, United Kingdom. - - 2012
Without resistance tests, deciding which patients with virological failure should switch to second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) is difficult. The factors influencing this decision are poorly understood. We assess predictors of switching regimens after virological failure. Retrospective cohort study using clinical data from a South African ART program with 6-monthly viral ...
Raza Muhammad N MN Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK. - - 2012
The use and timing of steroids in the management of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis (ATIN) remains debatable. To determine the incidence and aetiology of ATIN in our unit, and to examine trends in the use of steroids and their impact on renal outcomes. Patients with a histological diagnosis of ATIN over ...
Kilic Yusuf - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Office hysteroscopy (OH) allows assessment of the uterine cavity. The aim of this study is to investigate uterine cavity of infertile patients with OH, to treat pathologies and to measure the impact of OH on live birth rates and IVF treatment costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 498 IVF patients were ...
Bansal Sonia - - 2012
The requirement of anesthetic drugs in a patient with an intracranial space-occupying lesion is of relevance to the neuroanesthetist. The requirement is often presumed to have reduced or at least altered. However, not much research has focused on this issue. Hence, we conducted this study to examine whether intracranial tumors ...
Hetem Robyn S - - 2012
Predicting whether behaviour could buffer the effects of climate change on long-lived mammals requires a better understanding of the long-term behavioural responses of mammals to environmental stress. Using biologging, we measured locomotor activity and microclimate selection, over eight months, in five Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) living free in a Saudi ...
Faurschou Mikkel - - 2012
The NORAM (Nonrenal Wegener's Granulomatosis Treated Alternatively with Methotrexate [MTX]) trial demonstrated that MTX can replace cyclophosphamide (CYC) as remission-inducing treatment for patients with newly diagnosed early systemic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. Duration of relapse-free survival was longer among CYC-treated patients than among MTX-treated patients during short-term followup. The aim ...
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