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Tarniţă Daniela - - 2013
The paper presents a comparative experimental study of flexion-extension movement in normal and osteoarthritic human knee. Measurements were performed on a group of seven healthy subjects and on a group of five patients with OA knees, for which experimental data were acquired for walking cycles on treadmill. Using an electrogoniometer-based ...
Tamura Ryo - - 2013
We have reported good control of atypical genital bleeding when using a cyclic administration of dienogest (repeated 4-week cycles, each consisting of the administration of 2 mg/day of dienogest for 3 weeks, followed by 1 week of drug withdrawal) in patients with endometriosis. Herein, we report the effectiveness of the ...
Han Yi - - 2013
To evaluate the incidence and characteristics of uterine bleeding during postoperative gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) treatment combined with the lowest effective dose of estrogen-progestogen add-back therapy in Chinese women of reproductive age with endometriosis. Seventy Chinese women aged 18 to 50 years with stage III or IV endometriosis and treated ...
Marsch S - - 2013
After years of advocating ABC (Airway-Breathing-Circulation), current guidelines of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recommend CAB (Circulation-Airway-Breathing). This trial compared ABC with CAB as initial approach to CPR from the arrival of rescuers until the completion of the first resuscitation cycle. 108 teams, consisting of two physicians each, were randomized to receive ...
Hooper Nic - - 2013
In the thought suppression literature the completion of one suppression and one expression phase is called an indulgence cycle. The current study aimed to determine the effects on thought frequency of entering multiple indulgence cycles. Participants were assigned to one of two groups. The repeated suppression group was required to ...
Tsang Bonnie B Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, 2D WMC, 8440-112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7, Canada. - - 2013
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) protocols provide a common approach for trauma resuscitations. This was a quality review assessing compliance with ATLS protocols at a Level I trauma center; specifically whether the presence or absence of a trauma team leader (TTL) influenced adherence. This retrospective study was conducted on adult ...
Woolley S D SD Department of General Surgery, Plymouth, PL6 - - 2013
Pre-operative assessment (POA) is now commonplace and follows established protocols. This audit compares the cost-effectiveness of surgeon-directed (SD) POA compared to the standard practice of protocol-driven (PD) POA. One hundred and fifty-six NHS patients who were referred to a single surgeon during 2009 were allocated to one of three groups. ...
Eftekhar Maryam M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, - - 2013
This study compares the microdose flare-up protocol to the ultrashort gonadotropinreleasing hormone (GnRH) agonist flare combined with the fixed multidose GnRH antagonist protocol in poor responders undergoing ovarian stimulation. In this randomized clinical trial, 120 women who were candidates for assisted reproductive techniques (ART) and had histories of one or ...
Rubio Carmen - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for two different indications: repetitive implantation failure (RIF) and advanced maternal age (AMA). DESIGN: Two prospective, randomized controlled trials with patients allocated in two arms: blastocyst transfer on day 5 (group A) or PGS ...
Kasivisvanathan R - - 2012
An epidural catheter breaking in a patient rarely occurs nowadays, with data suggesting an incidence of 1 in 60 000. This low incidence reflects advances in catheter construction and use of more robust synthetic polyamides such as nylon.
Joshi Santosh - - 2012
This study illustrates the status of thelotremoid Graphidaceae in South Korea. The taxonomy and systematics of thelotremoid lichens in the country have recently advanced greatly. Following the earlier known taxa from the group, four new records of the genus Thelotrema are reported and described briefly. An artificial key for all ...
Lombardi G - - 2012
Objective:To evaluate the clinical and urodynamic impact of intravesical electrostimulation (IVES) on incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) patients suffering from chronic neurogenic non-obstructive urinary retention (N-NOR).Methods:One-hundred and two patients underwent at least 28 consecutive daily IVES sessions because objective evidence of detrusor acontractility instead of hypocontractility was detected. Diary entries ...
Lesimple Thierry - - 2012
Background Several cancer therapies can prolong cardiac repolarization. This study assessed the potential of eribulin to affect cardiac repolarization in patients with advanced solid tumors. Methods In this Phase I, open-label, single-arm study, patients received eribulin mesylate (1.4 mg/m(2); Days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle). The primary objective was ...
Junsheng Li - - 2013
To evaluate the impact of testicular sperm aspiration on the clinical outcomes of IVF patients with temporary ejaculation failure (TEF) on the day of oocyte retrieval. A case-control study. University-affiliated IVF center. One hundred eight infertile couples encountering TEF on the day of oocyte retrieval. Testicular sperm aspiration and intracytoplasmic ...
Abdel Mohsen Iman - - 2012
Background: To compare the IVF outcomes of letrozole/antagonist and microdose GnRH agonist flare up protocols in poor ovarian responders undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Materials and methods: A randomized controlled trial was performed in patients with one or more previous failed IVF cycles in which four or less oocytes were retrieved ...
Valldeoriola Francesc F Neurology Services, Movement Disorders Unit, Hospital Clinic i Provincial, Barcelona, - - 2013
To perform a comparative long-term analysis of the associated healthcare costs for the therapeutic options in advanced Parkinson's Disease (PD): deep brain stimulation (DBS), continuous duodenal levodopa-carbidopa infusion (CDLCI), and continuous subcutaneous apomorphine infusion (CSAI). Resource use associated with the pre-treatment period, procedure, and follow-up was assessed for the three ...
Jiménez-Candil Javier - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Antitachycardia pacing (ATP) fails to terminate 5-25 % of ventricular tachycardias (VT) occurring in ICD patients. We speculated that small fluctuations in VT cycle length (CL) may be related to the efficacy of the subsequent ATP. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between the R-R variations of the last 12 ...
Oh Doo H - - 2012
PURPOSE:: To assess the long-term efficacy, refractive changes, and final visual acuity results from emmetropic presbyopic corrections when using aspheric ablation with the central-saving technique (CST) through the modulation of early wound healing. METHODS:: This study was a prospective comparative study. Twenty-four eyes of 12 patients with emmetropia underwent aspheric ...
Mont Michael A - - 2012
Because total knee arthroplasty is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures, it is important that the medical community continually strive for cost reductions. This prospective controlled trial aimed to determine if cost decreases could be achieved in non-navigated and navigated procedures by replacing traditional saws, cutting blocks, and trials ...
Khanna Shalini C - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of letrozole with clomiphene citrate for ovarian stimulation prior to intrauterine insemination. METHODS: A total of 272 patients underwent 362 cycles of stimulation prior to IUI from January 2009 to May 2011. One hundred and twenty-six patients (170 cycles) received letrozole 5 mg and 146 patients ...
Leshem Yael A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Rituximab is increasingly being appreciated as a remarkably effective treatment for pemphigus, mostly concomitantly with other immunosuppressive medications. The majority of studies have used a single cycle of rituximab with the same dosage as approved for the treatment of lymphomas, ie, 375 mg/m(2) weekly × 4 weeks. Rituximab is ...
Kondo Masateru - - 2012
Background: The functional role of the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) for common atrial flutter (cAFL) remains to be elucidated. In the present study, we examined whether the EnSite system (St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, USA), a noncontact mapping system, is useful to evaluate the conduction properties of CTI to minimize ...
Menaspà Paolo - - 2012
This investigation describes the sprint performances of the highest international ranked professional male road sprint cyclist during 2008-2011 Grand Tours. Sprint stages were classified as WON, LOST or DROPPED from the front bunch prior to the sprint. Thirty-one stages were video analysed for average speed of the last km, sprint ...
Malek-Mellouli Monia - - 2012
Background: Recent developments in ultrasound have led to a new exploration technique: hydrosonography. Aim: To evaluate diagnostic performance of hysterosonography in the assessment of the uterine cavity, by comparing it with standard transvaginal ultrasound and particularly with diagnostic hysteroscopy. Methods: This is a prospective study over a period of nine ...
Pourmatroud Elham - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of tamoxifen administration with letrozole in the context of intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective double-blinded study included 130 patients. After randomization, 65 patients in group A received letrozole + tamoxifen and human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG), whereas 65 patients in group B received placebo ...
Ratnarajan Gokulan - - 2012
AIMS: The aims were to compare a novel conjunctival mould used to assist the delivery of intravitreal drugs to a conventional technique with respect to patient, surgeon and cost benefit. METHODS: A prospective review of 200 intravitreal injections was undertaken, 100 using a 'conventional' freehand technique (group 1) and 100 ...
Qureshi Muhammad Y - - 2012
Background: Cryoablation is an alternative to radiofrequency ablation in treating atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). However, its long-term effectiveness is in question when compared to radiofrequency ablation. We reviewed the results of cryoablation in children with AVNRT at our institute. Methods: We performed a retrospective single-center chart review of consecutive ...
Shaik Mahaboob M Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, St Joseph Dental College & Hospital, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh India ; Andhra Hospitals, Governorpet, Vijayawada, 520010 Andhra Pradesh - - 2013
To compare the skeletal stability of rigid versus semirigid fixation for advancement genioplasty by the assessment of vertical and horizontal measurements pre-operatively and post-operatively on lateral cephalometric radiographs. The study comprised of patients who underwent standard advancement genioplasty by inferior osteotomy of the chin with broadest musculoperiosteal pedicle with either ...
Knirsch Walter - - 2012
Femoral arterial thrombosis (FAT) is a nonnegligible complication after cardiac catheterization (CC) in infancy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of Doppler ultrasound (US) for diagnostic work-up after catheterization. We compared standard follow-up (FU) without Doppler US by relying on clinical signs of FAT with advanced ...
Madani Tahereh - - 2012
To investigate the effect of late follicular administration of low dose hCG on oocyte maturity in poor responding women undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This prospective randomized pilot trial was performed on 73 poor responders undergoing ICSI, in Reproductive Biomedicine Research Center, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran. All eligible patients underwent ...
Surrey Eric S - - 2012
The role of routine uterine cavity evaluation before an in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) cycle has not been uniformly accepted. Published trials have demonstrated a relatively high incidence of cavitary abnormalities diagnosed at outpatient hysteroscopy in patients with previous IVF-ET cycle failure, the correction of which markedly improves outcomes. The value ...
Sommer C M - - 2012
PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of CT-guided bipolar and multipolar radiofrequency ablation (RF ablation) of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and to analyze specific technical aspects between both technologies. METHODS: We included 22 consecutive patients (3 women; age 74.2 ± 8.6 years) after 28 CT-guided bipolar or multipolar RF ...
Beriwal Sushil - - 2012
PURPOSE: There is a suggestion that a dose-rate effect exists for the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) spike after brachytherapy. (131)Cs is a newer radioisotope with a half-life of 9.7 days that is being used for prostate brachytherapy. There is no published data on the PSA spike with this radioisotope and the ...
Agricola Rintje - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between cam impingement, which is hip incongruity by a non-spherical femoral head and development of osteoarthritis.METHODS: A nationwide prospective cohort study of 1002 early symptomatic osteoarthritis patients (CHECK), of which standardised anteroposterior pelvic radiographs were obtained at baseline and at 2 and 5 years follow-up. Asphericity ...
Teixeira Leandra Oliveira - - 2012
This article presents a case of relapse, with isolated neural manifestation, in a multibacillary patient previously treated with multidrug therapy for multibacillary leprosy (24 doses). The patient returned to the service six years after the end of treatment, with pain in hands and legs. He was investigated, and the serological ...
Jung Y J - - 2012
The clinical significance of an isolated reduction in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV(1); i.e., low FEV(1), but normal forced vital capacity [FVC] and FEV(1)/FVC) has not been established. To examine the clinical features of subjects with an isolated FEV(1) reduction. Clinical, spirometry and radiological data were retrospectively collected ...
Vetter Jan M - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate the modulatory effect of various riboflavin 0.1% and 0.2% compositions on the central corneal thickness (CCT) in fresh porcine corneas. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: The CCT in freshly enucleated porcine globes was measured by ultrasound pachymetry ...
Wang Chi-Te - - 2012
Objective. To evaluate the short-term outcomes of using cross-linked porcine collagen for vocal fold augmentation.Study Design. Case series with planned data collection.Setting. Tertiary referral hospital.Subjects and Methods. Twenty consecutive patients of unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) were recruited, including 10 males and 10 females. All the subjects received videolaryngostroboscopic (VLS) ...
Schatloff Oscar - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Because of the lack of intraoperative visual cues, the amount of nerve sparing (NS) intended by the surgeon does not always correspond to what is actually performed during surgery. OBJECTIVE: Describe a standardized NS grading system based on intraoperative visual cues. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A total of 133 ...
Trudel Guy - - 2012
HYPOTHESIS: The optimal timing for surgical repair of the supraspinatus (SSP) tendon after full-substance tear has not been established. The objectives of this prospective investigation of SSP tendon repair delayed by 1, 2, or 3 months followed by a 3-month postoperative course were to (1) determine the site of failure, ...
Wakefield Melanie A - - 2012
Abstract Purpose . To characterize the presence of advocacy groups in media coverage about tobacco issues. Design . A content analysis of tobacco-related newspaper articles. Setting . Australia. Sample . All 12 national and state capital daily newspapers published in Australia between 2004 and 2007. Measures . We coded each ...
Molik Bartosz - - 2012
To compare first disability and anthropometric variables and second disability and game efficiency measures. Prospective cohort study. Winter Paralympic Games in Vancouver (2010). A sample of 54 (age, 30.85 ± 7.99 y) of the 114 elite ice sledge hockey athletes participated in this study. To be included in the analysis, ...
Kakizaki Hirohiko - - 2012
This study was designed to examine the distance from the posterior lacrimal crest to the posterior margin of the Horner's muscle origin (the PLC-HMO distance), considering their complex anatomical relationship. Eight macroscopic specimens from 8 Japanese cadavers and 7 microscopic specimens from 7 Japanese cadavers, fixed in 10% buffered formalin, ...
Lopes Murilo Baena - - 2012
This study evaluated the effectiveness of different sealants applied to a nanofiller composite resin. Forty specimens of Filtek Z-350 were obtained after inserting the material in a 6x3 mm stainless steel mold followed by light activation for 20 s. The groups were divided (n=10) according to the surface treatment applied: ...
Zhao Jin Min - - 2012
Total hip replacement (THR) is an effective treatment for reducing pain and improving function and quality of life in patients with hip disorders. While this operation is very successful, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are significant complications after THR. Different types of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices ...
Cindy Ng Li Whye - - 2011
Purpose: To evaluate the measurement properties of the StepWatch(™) Activity Monitor (SAM) and ActivPAL in COPD. Method: Whilst wearing both monitors, participants performed walking tasks at two self-selected speeds, with and without a rollator. Steps obtained using the monitors were compared with that measured by direct observation. Results: Twenty participants ...
Gamal Ahmed Y - - 2011
Background: The release profile of 25% Doxycycline gel loaded on a biodegradable collagen membrane after 24% EDTA root surface etching was evaluated. Method: Thirty systemically healthy patients each with at least one paired, contralateral interproximal intrabony defects (IBC) ≥4 mm deep, along with an interproximal probing depth (PD) ≥6mm and ...
Zheng Xinyu - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effects of exogenous collagenase and two collagenase inhibitors on the variation in microstructure of human collagen fibrils. METHODS: Dentine specimens which were sectioned from 6 freshly extracted human caries-free third molars were wet polished. Each specimen was divided into 4 parts which were treated as ...
Dixit Sanjay S Cardiovascular Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. - - 2012
The single-procedure efficacy of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is less than optimal in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). Adjunctive techniques have been developed to enhance single-procedure efficacy in these patients. We conducted a study to compare 3 ablation strategies in patients with persistent AF. Subjects were randomized as follows: ...
Eichenfield Lawrence F - - 2011
Background: Topical fixed-combination therapy containing 1% clindamycin as 1.2% clindamycin phosphate (CLNP) and 3% benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is an effective treatment for acne vulgaris (acne). Objectives: To demonstrate that the combination of 1.2% CLNP with lower strength BPO (CLNP 1.2%-BPO 3%) in a gel formulation is superior to each individual ...
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