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Sviggum H P HP Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
Difficulty advancing epidural catheters is troublesome to obstetric anesthesiologists. Flexible epidural catheters have been shown to reduce paresthesiae and intravascular catheter placement in parturients, but the cause of inability to advance these catheters past the epidural needle tip remains undefined. Specifically, its incidence and effective management strategies have not been ...
Wang Meng - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of S-1 (Tegafur, Gimeracil, and Oteracil Potassium Capsules) plus CIK (Cytokine-induced killer cells) in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who had previously received gemcitabine-based therapy. In this prospective study, fifty-eight patients were randomly divided into two groups. One group (CT group) ...
Li Song-Jun - - 2013
To evaluate the clinical efficacy of letrozole on ovulation induction and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during endometrial preparation for frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET). We analyzed totally 1,230 cycles of patients that underwent FET from October 2010 to September 2012. Seven hundred and thirteen cycles of patients with ovulation disorders that ...
Magnoni C - - 2013
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of an innovative electrical stimulation (ES) therapy as adjuvant treatment for chronic wounds of various aetiology, in terms of pain and ulcer healing. Method: Patients with chronic limb ulcers were enrolled for the study and randomised into the intervention or control group. The intervention group ...
Saltaji Humam - - 2013
It has been debated whether the Le Fort III procedure using distraction osteogenesis (LFIII-DO) reduces the risk of postintervention relapse compared with conventional Le Fort III (LFIII) osteotomy in the correction of syndromic midfacial hypoplasia. Our objective was to evaluate the short- and long-term stability of the bony structures after ...
Zhu Qing - - 2013
Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) are suspected of having relevance to adverse reproductive events. This study aims to investigate the potential effect of ANA on IVF/ICSI outcome and the therapeutic role of prednisone plus low-dose aspirin (P + A) adjuvant treatment in ANA + patients. The first IVF/ICSI cycles without P + ...
Kasi Sundeep K - - 2013
To prospectively determine the long-term success of medial rectus advancement alone or in combination with other procedures in the management of consecutive exotropia. All patients with consecutive exotropia who underwent medial rectus advancement alone or in combination with medial rectus resection or lateral rectus recession or both, performed by a ...
Zapantis G - - 2013
Is there a shift in the timing of nucleolar channel system (NCS) formation following controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH)? NCSs appear prematurely following COH compared with natural cycles. During natural cycles, NCSs of endometrial epithelial cell (EEC) nuclei are exclusively present during the window of implantation and are uniformly distributed throughout ...
Sato Fábio Ricardo Loureiro - - 2013
The aim of this investigation was to compare the skeletal stability of three different rigid fixation methods after mandibular advancement. Fifty-five class II malocclusion patients treated with the use of bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy and mandibular advancement were selected for this retrospective study. Group 1 (n = 17) had miniplates with ...
Yang Huei-Ching HC Department and Graduate Institute of Neurology, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of biofeedback cycling training on lower limb functional recovery, walking endurance, and walking speed for patients with chronic stroke. Thirty-one patients with stroke (stroke onset >3 months) were randomly assigned into two groups using a crossover design. One group (N = 16; mean: 53.6 ± 10.3 years) ...
Debruyne Philippe - - 2013
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can unfavorably cause coagulum on the ablation electrode. The aim of this study was to assess this phenomenon on three different multielectrode catheters used to treat persistent atrial fibrillation with duty-cycled RFA. Twenty-six consecutive patients have been treated with the pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) and the ...
Singh Neeta - - 2013
Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplementation on the ovarian reserve markers in infertile patients who were poor responders in previous in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Study design: A prospective clinical trial was conducted on 30 patients with history of poor ...
Feucht Matthias J - - 2013
To evaluate the biomechanical properties of four different suture materials for arthroscopic transtibial pull-out repair of posterior meniscus root tears, with special focus on the meniscus-suture interface. Forty fresh-frozen lateral porcine menisci were used. The posterior meniscus root was sutured in a standardized fashion with a simple stitch using four ...
Amini Albert - - 2013
Pharmacists' impact in reducing the time interval from intubation to sedative and analgesic use during trauma patient resuscitations is investigated. A retrospective cohort study was conducted at a level 1 trauma center to compare medication-use outcomes in consecutive cases in which trauma patients underwent rocuronium-assisted rapid-sequence intubation (RSI) and subsequent ...
Sánchez Fernández Iván - - 2013
This study evaluated whether the reduction in epileptiform activity after treatment with high-dose diazepam in continuous spikes and waves during sleep persists over time. Patients aged 1 to 21 years with continuous spikes and waves during sleep who received high-dose nocturnal diazepam and who had electroencephalogram follow-up were included. Twenty-nine ...
Kwon Su-Kyoung - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of the addition of estradiol to luteal progesterone supplementation in GnRH antagonist cycles for infertile patients undergoing IVF/ICSI. One hundred and ten infertile patients, aged 28 to 39 years, were recruited for this prospective randomized study. They were randomly assigned to receive vaginal progesterone gel (Crinone) ...
Orandi Amirali A Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Sina Hospital, Tehran, - - 2013
Postoperative sore throat is one of the most common complications of general anesthesia and intubation with prevalence of 18%-65% in different studies. Several risk factors including female gender, postoperative nausea and vomiting and so on have been mentioned. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of postoperative ...
Chaudhury Kalyansree - - 2013
Clomiphene citrate, by stimulating the endogenous gonadotrophin secretion, reduces the dose of exogenous gonadotrophin for controlled ovarian stimulation. However, the benefit of clomiphene citrate may be offset by its oestrogen-receptor depleting effect on target tissues like endometrium. Letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor, stimulates endogenous gonadotrophin secretion (like clomiphene citrate). However, it ...
Niki Yasuo - - 2013
The present study compared simultaneous and two-staged (stages 1 and 2 with 8-month interval on average) bilateral TKAs in terms of postoperative serological status and clinical consequences. The decrease in hemoglobin over 2weeks postoperatively was similar between groups. C-reactive protein levels and creatine phosphokinase index peaking on day 2 were ...
Chi Fengli - - 2013
Summary The objective of this retrospective study was to determine an optimal time point for vitrification of cleavage-stage human embryos. This study included patients who were undergoing day 2 or day 3 vitrified-warmed cleavage-stage embryo transfer at the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Programme of the Shanghai First Maternity and Infant ...
Merhi Zaher Z Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT, 05401, USA, - - 2013
Serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels estimate ovarian reserve. The purpose of this study was to identify a minimum serum AMH level that correlates with acceptable clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) in women with severe diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). A historical cohort of severe DOR participants (age ...
Boulton Christina L - - 2013
To assess whether plate bending at a hole significantly changes the biomechanical properties of a locked screw. Coronal plane bends of 5, 15, or 45 degrees were placed in 3.5-mm locking compression plates with the apex at a locking hole. An additional 45 degree test group was created in which ...
Cillo Joseph E JE - - 2013
The objective and subjective outcomes of combined mandibular elliptical window genioglossus advancement, hyoid bone suspension, and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty procedures have not been evaluated. This study was conducted to evaluate postoperative changes in the apnea hypopnea index (AHI) and subjective daytime sleepiness with this combination of procedures in the surgical management of ...
McCullough Meghan - - 2013
The management of hypocalcemia (HC) after total thyroidectomy (TTx) is a challenge as TTx is transitioned into a same-day surgery. Measurement of parathyroid hormone (PTH) level after TTx may allow for prediction of postoperative HC and lead to shorter hospital stays. A prospective database was queried between January 2010 and ...
Woodrum David A - - 2013
To establish the feasibility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided cryoablation in patients with previous radical prostatectomy and MRI visualized biopsy-proven local recurrence of prostate adenocarcinoma. Eighteen postprostatectomy patients (mean 67, 57-78 years) were treated with MRI-guided cryoablation for recurrent prostate carcinoma. Patients were found to have a hyperenhancing nodule using ...
Cho Yoonae A - - 2013
To characterize the dose effect of the advancement of the medial rectus muscle (MR) for consecutive exotropia (XT) after corrective surgery for infantile esotropia (ET) and provide a guide for achieving orthotropia. Retrospective cohort study. Seventy-seven patients with consecutive XT that developed after surgery for infantile ET. All patients underwent ...
Karacan Meric - - 2013
To compare the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)-ET cycles with fresh testicular spermatozoa obtained on the same day or the day before oocyte retrieval with frozen-thawed spermatozoa. Retrospective cohort study. Fertility center. The first ICSI-ET cycle of 337 couples with motile testicular spermatozoa of azoospermic patients. Microdissection testicular sperm ...
Ji Jingjuan J Center for Reproductive Medicine, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, National Research Center for Assisted Reproductive Technology and Reproductive Genetics, The Key Laboratory for Reproductive Endocrinology of Ministry of Education, Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine, 324 Jingwu Road, Jinan 250021, P.R. China - - 2013
What is the association between the number of oocytes retrieved and the live birth rate (LBR) following first IVF treatment cycles in China? In first IVF treatment cycles, the LBR after fresh transfer was maximal in the groups with 6-10 or 11-15 oocytes and reduced in the groups with 0-5 ...
Muñoz M - - 2013
Postoperative blood loss may be a risk factor for allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) in patients undergoing subcapital hip fracture (SHF) repair. We investigated the utility and costs of using a low-vacuum reinfusion drain (Bellovac ABT) within a blood management protocol for reducing ABT requirements in consecutive SHF. The blood management ...
Rodriguez-Purata Jorge - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To compare the outcomes of patients with confirmed endometriosis undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)-embryo transfer (ET) treated with either gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) or gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (GnRHant) using the propensity score (PS) matching. Design: Observational, retrospective analysis from January 2000 to December 2010. Setting: Private tertiary fertility ...
Mentzelopoulos Spyros D SD First Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece. - - 2013
Among patients with cardiac arrest, preliminary data have shown improved return of spontaneous circulation and survival to hospital discharge with the vasopressin-steroids-epinephrine (VSE) combination. To determine whether combined vasopressin-epinephrine during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and corticosteroid supplementation during and after CPR improve survival to hospital discharge with a Cerebral Performance Category ...
Eshghpour Majid - - 2013
To measure the association between the menstrual cycle and the frequency of alveolar osteitis (AO). In a study with a single-blind design, patients with bilateral impacted third molar teeth underwent randomized surgical extraction: one tooth during the menstrual period and one during the middle of the cycle. The postoperative examiner was ...
Stevens W Grant - - 2013
Background:Cryolipolysis has been shown to be a safe and effective noninvasive procedure for the reduction of localized subcutaneous fat.Objectives:The authors examine the safety, efficacy, and procedural growth of cryolipolysis (via the CoolSculpting device; Zeltiq, Pleasanton, California) in a single plastic surgery practice.Methods:A retrospective chart review was conducted for 528 consecutive ...
Shuhaiber Jeffrey H JH Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, - - 2013
The effect of the lunar cycle and seasonal variation on ascending aortic dissection surgery outcomes is unknown. We investigated these temporal effects on risk-adjusted hospital mortality and then on the length of stay (LOS) following surgery for survivors. We examined prospectively collected data from cardiac operations at two major centres ...
Salles Gilles A - - 2013
PURPOSEThe phase II part of the phase I/II GAUGUIN study evaluated the efficacy and safety of two different doses of obinutuzumab (GA101), a type II, glycoengineered, humanized anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, in patients with relapsed/refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma. PATIENTS AND METHODSPatients were randomly assigned to receive eight cycles of obinutuzumab (GA101) ...
Roulin D - - 2013
Enhanced recovery protocols may reduce postoperative complications and length of hospital stay. However, the implementation of these protocols requires time and financial investment. This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of enhanced recovery implementation. The first 50 consecutive patients treated during implementation of an enhanced recovery programme were compared with 50 consecutive ...
Rodrigues Sabrina Alessandra - - 2013
This study sought to evaluate the disinfectants, Efferdent (EF) and 0.5% sodium hypochlorite (SH), and their effects on the flexural strength and modulus of elasticity of the hard denture liners, Kooliner (K) and New Truliner (NT), and a thermoacrylic resin, QC-20. Ninety specimens were made (50 mm x 10 mm ...
Kümbüloğlu Ovül - - 2013
In this clinical study, pre- and post-rehabilitation changes in intraborder mandible movements, chewing cycles, masticatory efficiencies, and borders of the chewing area of patients with unilateral muscular disorders (MD) (n = 20) or unilateral disc derangement disorders (DDD) (n = 20) of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) were observed and compared with ...
Pimentel Lopes De Oliveira G J - - 2013
Aim: This study assessed the effect of fermented milk on the enamel of primary teeth in the presence and absence of fluoride. Methods: Sixty enamel blocks (4X4 mm) underwent surface microhardness analysis (Knoop). The blocks were randomly distributed into 5 groups of 12 samples in each group according to the ...
Kumari Pushpa - - 2013
Le Fort 1 maxillary osteotomy in operated patients of cleft lip and cleft palate (CLCP). To study stability of Le Fort 1 maxillary osteotomy in operated patients of CLCP by two-dimensional evaluation using cephalometric analysis. Prospective study conducted at Army Dental Centre (Research and Referral) from May 2009-May 2012. Subjects ...
Di Marco Luigi Yuri - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Successful termination of atrial fibrillation (AF) during catheter ablation (CA) is associated with arrhythmia-free follow-up. Pre-ablation factors such as mean AF cycle length (AFCL) predict the likelihood of AF termination during ablation but recurring patterns and AFCL stability have not been evaluated. AIM: To investigate novel predictors of acute ...
Metzner Andreas - - 2013
BACKGROUND: -Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an established treatment option for atrial fibrillation (AF). To date, the incidence and quality of ablation-induced esophageal thermal lesions (ETL) using the recently introduced second-generation cryoballoon (CB, ArcticFront Advance, Medtronic) is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: -In patients with drug-refractory paroxysmal AF or short-standing persistent ...
Graziano A - - 2013
This prospective study was designed to assess whether the use of GnRH antagonists can improve the success rate of controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatments. Eighty patients were divided into two groups: GnRH antagonist group (Group A, n=40) and control group (Group B, n=40). Patients in Group ...
Hwang Kyu Ri - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of insulin sensitizing agents on hormonal and metabolic parameters as well as menstrual patterns in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). One hundred and twenty-three patients with PCOS were included. Metformin was administered to patients at 1,500 mg or 1,700 ...
Wardell Harry J - - 2013
The Admissions Lounge (AL) was introduced with the aims of reducing the number of late starts, improving the patient experience and reducing preoperative length of stay to save bed days. To determine whether a reduction in number of late starts was achieved, 237 start times from pre and post introduction ...
Malmborg Helena - - 2013
AIMS: The urge to facilitate the atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedure has led to the development of new ablation catheters specifically designed as 'one-shot tools' for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy, safety, and procedure times for two such catheters using different ...
Fallon Sara C - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In 2006, an evidence-based protocol for the management of children with appendicitis was established at our institution. Discharge criteria for patients with advanced appendicitis were based on a combination of clinical parameters and laboratory values. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of laboratory values in ...
Kałka D - - 2013
ABSTRACT Purpose: The intensity of post-exertion heart rate recovery, evaluated in the first minute of the recovery period (HRR60), is considered to be a strong predictor of risk for cardiac death. Intensification of physical activity performed as part of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) increases the HRR60 value in ischemic heart disease ...
Esinler Ibrahim - - 2013
PURPOSE: The use of cabergoline and coasting are both effective in reducing the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Our aim was to compare the effectiveness of cabergoline with coasting to prevent moderate-severe OHSS. METHODS: Fifty-seven consecutive infertile patients (81 cycles) at risk of developing OHSS were enrolled through our ...
Tsurukiri Junya - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: We speculated that initial middle latency auditory evoked potentials index (MLAEPi) can indicate cerebral function and predict the restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), postresuscitation survival or of neurologic outcomes among patients with cardiac arrest. METHODS: This prospective study included 61 patients with cardiac arrest who received basic life support ...
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