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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 ...
Ji Jingjuan - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 - - 2013
OBJECTIVESThe 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.METHODSWe examined prospectively collected data from cardiac operations at two major centres within ...
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 ...
Chi Yihebali - - 2013
Gambogic acid is a pure active compound isolated from the traditional Chinese medicinal plant gamboge (Garcinia morella Desv.). Based on the preliminary results of a phase I study, this phase IIa study compared the efficacy and safety of different dosage schedules of gambogic acid in patients with advanced malignant tumors. ...
Hjortdal Vibeke Elisabeth - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether open-heart surgery with the use of extracorporeal circulation has an impact on menstrual bleeding. METHODS: The menstrual bleeding pattern was registered in fertile women undergoing open-heart surgery in 2010-12. Haematocrit and 24-h postoperative bleeding were compared with those of men undergoing cardiac surgery. RESULTS: Women (n ...
Boyer Sylvie S INSERM, UMR912 (SESSTIM), Marseille, France. - - 2013
In low-income countries, the use of laboratory monitoring of patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) remains controversial in view of persistent resource constraints. The Stratall trial did not show that clinical monitoring alone was non-inferior to laboratory and clinical monitoring in terms of immunological recovery. We aimed to evaluate the costs ...
Vishwanathan K - - 2013
The aim of this study was to measure inter- and intra-observer agreement on the radiographic classification of scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) and scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC) wrist. Radiographs of 41 patients with SLAC wrist and 47 patients with SNAC wrist were graded on two separate occasions by four orthopaedic ...
Erduran Mehmet - - 2013
PURPOSE: Vertical mattress configuration is the strongest of all other configurations and the repairing devices of meniscus repair. The purpose was whether increasing the inclination angle between two strands of the vertical mattress configuration by increasing the amount of meniscus tissue captured would enhance the initial strength of the construction. ...
Sota Teiji - - 2013
The evolution of 13- and 17-y periodical cicadas (Magicicada) is enigmatic because at any given location, up to three distinct species groups (Decim, Cassini, Decula) with synchronized life cycles are involved. Each species group is divided into one 13- and one 17-y species with the exception of the Decim group, ...
Staar S - - 2013
We assessed the effect of modifying standard Magill forceps on the laryngeal introduction of an Eschmann stylet during nasotracheal intubations with three indirect laryngoscopes (Airtraq™, C-MAC(®) or GlideScope(®) ) in patients with predicted difficult intubation. We allocated 50 participants to each laryngoscope. The stylet was advanced by one forceps followed ...
Han S H - - 2013
During fibreoptic intubation, it is often difficult to advance a tracheal tube over the fibreoptic bronchoscope. We performed a prospective randomised study to investigate the effect of the jaw-thrust manoeuvre on the ability to advance a tracheal tube during oral fibreoptic intubation. After placing the bronchoscope in the trachea, an ...
Lee Yee Han Dave - - 2013
BACKGROUND:All-inside meniscus repair eliminates the need for an extra incision and decreases neurovascular injury risk. Biomechanical testing can help delineate the efficacy of all-inside device use. HYPOTHESIS:There would be no group differences between 4 peripheral meniscus repair techniques and 3 different devices tested. STUDY DESIGN:Controlled laboratory study. METHODS:Equivalent-sized menisci with ...
Collado Serra Argimiro A Department of Urology, Fundación Instituto Valenciano de Oncología, Valencia, Spain. - - 2013
To evaluate the efficacy of the AdVance transobturator male sling in the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence and to identify the preoperative predictors of a successful outcome. All patients were considered for sling placement 1 year after radical prostatectomy or transurethral resection of the prostate. The degree of incontinence ...
Miranda-Filho Demócrito B - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incremental cost of delivering intrathecal tetanus immunoglobulin compared to an intramuscular option. METHODS: To compare the two interventions, costs were estimated using standard cost methodology. Cost categories were personnel, overhead, consumables, antibiotics to treat infection, gases for respiratory assistance and immunoglobulin. Tetanus patients, aged 12 years or ...
Huang Jiwei - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) reduces renal injury in patients undergoing laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all, 82 patients undergoing LPN were randomly assigned to either the RIPC or control group, with 40 and 38 patients, respectively completing 6-months follow-up. RIPC was conducted after ...
Wang Yingsong - - 2013
Object Phase contrast-cine MRI (PC-cine MRI) studies in patients with syringomyelia and Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) have demonstrated abnormal CSF flow across the foramen magnum, which can revert to normal after craniocervical decompression with syrinx shrinkage. In order to investigate the mechanisms leading to postoperative syringomyelia shrinkage, the authors ...
Chan Fuan Chiang - - 2013
We have previously reported that monobloc advancement by distraction osteogenesis resulted in decreased morbidity and greater advancement with less relapse compared with acute monobloc advancement with bone grafting. In this study, we examine the three-dimensional (3D) volumetric soft-tissue changes in monobloc distraction.Patients with syndromic craniosynostosis who underwent monobloc distraction from ...
Ogata Yumi - - 2013
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and morbidity of two periodontal releasing incision techniques in vertical ridge augmentation. Materials and Methods: Twenty-three vertical and horizontal defects (Seibert Class III) were selected to compare the double-flap incision (DFI) to the conventional periosteal releasing incision (PRI). An ...
Polyzos N P - - 2013
STUDY QUESTION: Will sequential administration of highly purified (hp)-HMG after corifollitropin alfa in a GnRH antagonist protocol benefit women with poor ovarian response according to the Bologna criteria? SUMMARY ANSWER: Corifollitropin alfa followed by hp-HMG in a GnRH antagonist protocol results in very promising pregnancy rates, albeit only in young ...
Jyoti Naresh N Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Chintpurni Medical College , Bungal, District, Pathankot, Punjab-145001, India - - 2013
A serial prescription audit in four cycles (three months each) was conducted at Jhalawar Medical College and Hospital and at Chintpurni Medical College and Hospital for two years, one year in each hospital. One cycle included the prescriptions which were collected by using a digital camera from the outdoor patients ...
Savk E E Adnan Menderes University, Department of Dermatology, Turkey. - - 2013
Adjuvant therapeutic methods are employed when pemphigus vulgaris (PV) fails to be controlled by conventional corticosteroid treatment. The efficacy of double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP) was investigated in a PV patient with severe, refractory mucosal disease. A total of 3 DFPP cycles, each cycle consisting of 5 double filtration sessions conducted ...
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