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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 ...
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 ...
Valldeoriola Francesc - - 2012
Abstract Objective: 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). Methods: Resource use associated with the pre-treatment period, procedure and follow-up was assessed ...
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 ...
Dobson John L - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of interleaving and expanding retrieval on the retention of physiology concepts. Participants (n = 189) read and then reread 30 immunology and reproductive physiology passages. Half of the participants read and then reread the passages in a blocked manner (e.g., ...
Orishimo Karl F - - 2012
Dynamic knee varus angle and adduction moments have been reported to be reduced after TKA. However, it is unclear whether this reduction is maintained long term. We therefore asked whether (1) the dynamic knee adduction angle and moment remain reduced 1 year after TKA, (2) if changes in adduction moment ...
de Torres Erica Miranda - - 2011
PURPOSE: To compare and to evaluate the stability of the retentive force of cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr) circumferential clasps (control) to those with an acetyl resin retentive arm. METHODS: Sixteen specimens with a couple of circumferential clasps were made using Co-Cr over a metal model providing 0.25mm undercuts. Eight specimens were fabricated ...
Parpinello Giuseppina Paola - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The main objective of this study was to improve the structure of a Cabernet Sauvignon red wine in a short period of time by micro-oxygenation (MOX) at high rates (25 and 50 mL L(-1) month(-1) ), the effects of which were evaluated based on sensory characteristics and consumer preference. ...
Brandão Rafael Augusto Castro Santiago - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The use of dural grafts is very useful when primary dural closure cannot be achieved. Our primary objective was to study the incidence of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak, including fistula and pseudomeningocele, and postoperative infection by comparing autologous material and a new collagen graft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective ...
Miletic Vesna - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To determine the degree of conversion (DC) over 48h post-curing of resin mixtures containing trimethylbenzoyl-diphenylphosphine oxide (TPO) initiator cured by a polywave or a monowave LED light-curing unit (LCU). METHODS: In resin mixtures based on equal weight percent (wt%) of BisGMA and TEGDMA the following initiators were added: 0.2wt% ...
Zhou Xiaoxiao - - 2011
In infrapelvic obliquity, coronal pelvic malrotation entails a change in the spatial location of the bony acetabulum. In the present study, 77 patients presented with infrapelvic obliquity with types 1 and 2 hip pathologies in which the pelvis is lower and higher, respectively, on the short-leg side. The 2 types ...
Papazoglou Lysimachos G - - 2011
Eight animals underwent fusion podoplasties for the treatment of chronic interdigital furunculosis (n=3), ectrodactyly (n=1), digit abnormalities associated with tendonectomy (n=1), redundant indertigital skin (n=1), conformational deformity (n=1), and necrotizing fasciitis of the paw (n=1). Median duration of bandaging was 14 days, and median duration of hospitalization was 5 days. ...
Ovalle Carlos Cezar Ivo Sant'ana CC Surgery Department, Medical Sciences Faculty, Estadual de Campinas, Brazil - - 2011
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of terlipressin (TP) vs. adrenaline (ADR) in increasing coronary perfusion pressure (CPP) and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in swine CPR. Under anesthesia with ketamine/thiopental, ventricular fibrillation was induced in 44 female immature pigs, remaining unassisted for 10 minutes, ...
Choi Samjin - - 2011
The aim of this study is to quantitatively investigate the short-term effects of RF tissue-tightening treatment in in vivo rabbit dermal collagen fibrils. These effects were measured at different energy levels and at varying pass procedures on the nanostructural response level using histology and AFM analysis. Each rabbit was divided ...
Heuckendorff Mads - - 2011
Does neighboring group participation actually enhance the reactivity of the anomeric center when the participating group is inherently disarming? To investigate the influence of the neighboring group effect from a 2-O protective group on acidic glycoside hydrolysis, 10 methyl glucosides having different protective groups on O2 have been synthesized and ...
Blatteau Jean-Eric - - 2011
Preventive measures to reduce the risk of decompression sickness can involve several procedures such as oxygen breathing during in-water decompression. Theoretical predictions also suggest that brief periods of recompression during the course of decompression could be a method for controlling bubble formation. The aim of this study was to get ...
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