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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 ...
De Cock Erwin - - 2013
Abstract Objective: This time-and-motion study aimed to quantify health-care personnel time associated with routine anaemia-management tasks for maintenance therapy with C.E.R.A. (continuous erythropoietin receptor activator) that treats anaemia with once-monthly injections versus other erythropoiesis -stimulating agents ("Other ESAs"), including shorter-acting ESAs (epoetin alfa, epeotin beta) and darbepoetin alfa. Methods and ...
Panagiotidis Y - - 2013
The use of open carriers for embryo vitrification has raised safety concerns and therefore vitrification in closed systems has been proposed. However, the drop in the cooling rate emerges as a major drawback. The objective of the present study was to compare the efficiency of vitrification in open versus closed ...
Khattab Ahmed A - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the strategy success and short term clinical outcomes of direct stenting via 5 French (F) diagnostic catheters using a novel bare metal stent with integrated delivery system (Svelte Medical Systems, New Providence, New Jersey, USA) and compare the results to a conventionally treated matched group. ...
Badros A Z - - 2013
This phase 2 study assessed the safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and efficacy of carfilzomib, a selective proteasome inhibitor, in patients with multiple myeloma and varying degrees of renal impairment, including patients on chronic hemodialysis. Patients were grouped by creatinine clearance: >80, 50-80, 30-49, <30 ml/min, and chronic hemodialysis. Carfilzomib was administered on ...
Paradisi Roberto - - 2013
Abstract The long-term effects and tolerability of flutamide (Flu) on the menstrual cycle and the ovulatory function of hyperandrogenic women with or without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) were investigated. The study included 118 white women with the diagnosis of various forms of hyperandrogenism (80 PCOS and 38 non-PCOS patients). Patients ...
Hasegawa Kohei K Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 326 Cambridge St, Ste 410, Boston, MA 02114, USA. - - 2013
It is unclear whether advanced airway management such as endotracheal intubation or use of supraglottic airway devices in the prehospital setting improves outcomes following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) compared with conventional bag-valve-mask ventilation. To test the hypothesis that prehospital advanced airway management is associated with favorable outcome after adult OHCA. ...
Dieckmann Ralf R Department of Orthopaedics and Tumor Orthopaedics, Münster University Hospital, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, A1, 48149, Münster, Germany. - - 2013
The functional results after reconstruction of the proximal humerus in tumour surgery are poor. Therefore, a reversed proximal humerus replacement was developed in our institution (MUTARS humerus inverse). A low degree of wear on the polyethylene is required because of the patients' youth and demands on shoulder function. A special ...
Denost Quentin Q University Hospital Centre (CHU) Bordeaux, Haut-Lévêque Hospital, Digestive Surgery, Bordeaux, France. - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess oncological outcomes in patients treated with pancreaticoduodenectomy for advanced pancreatic head adenocarcinoma after preoperative chemoradiotherapy and to compare these with outcomes in patients treated with surgery alone. From 2004 to 2009, patients treated with pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic head adenocarcinoma were included in ...
Elmunzer B Joseph BJ Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA. - - 2013
A recent large-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) demonstrated that rectal indomethacin administration is effective in addition to pancreatic stent placement (PSP) for preventing post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP) in high-risk cases. We performed a post hoc analysis of this RCT to explore whether rectal indomethacin can replace PSP in ...
Wegehaupt Florian J - - 2013
Abstract Objective. To test the durability of sealants applied for prevention of erosive dentine mineral loss under erosive/abrasive conditions. Methods. Forty-eight bovine dentine samples doped with (32)P were randomly allocated to four groups (1-4). All samples performed a de- and remineralizations pre-cycling (6 × 1 min erosion in HCl: pH ...
Kellokumpu-Lehtinen Pirkko-Liisa PL Department of Oncology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland. - - 2013
Docetaxel administered every 3 weeks is a standard treatment for castration-resistant advanced prostate cancer. We hypothesised that 2-weekly administration of docetaxel would be better tolerated than 3-weekly docetaxel in patients with castration-resistant advanced prostate cancer, and did a prospective, multicentre, randomised, phase 3 study to compare efficacy and safety. Eligible ...
Lim Tae Kang - - 2013
The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of anchor penetration of the far cortex of the glenoid neck after arthroscopic Bankart repair and to compare the biomechanical properties of anchors in the 4- and 5:30- to 6-o'clock positions on the glenoid. Twelve (6 matched pairs) fresh-frozen human ...
Ajayi Olukunle Adegboye - - 2013
A 20-year-old para 2 woman had a preterm delivery at 25 weeks and 6 days, readmitted to the hospital 25 days after delivery with severe secondary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). Uncontrolled by initial conservative management, she underwent uterine curettage followed by Bakri balloon tamponade. She later had laparotomy for continued bleeding. ...
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&emsp14;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 ...
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