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Brandt Fredric S - - 2011
Background: Injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is indicated in the United States for use in immune-competent patients for correction of shallow-to-deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which a deep dermal grid pattern injection technique is appropriate. It is also indicated for restoration and/or correction of signs of ...
Cardaropoli Daniele - - 2012
Connective tissue graft (CTG) plus coronally advanced flap (CAF) is the reference therapy for root coverage. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the use of a porcine collagen matrix (PCM) plus CAF as an alternative to CTG+CAF for the treatment of gingival recessions (REC), in a prospective ...
Kránitz Kinga - - 2011
PURPOSE:To measure and compare sizing and positioning parameters of femtosecond laser capsulotomy with manual continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis (CCC). METHODS:Femtosecond capsulotomies (LenSx Lasers Inc) and CCC were carried out in 20 eyes of 20 patients, respectively. Intraocular lens (IOL) decentration, circularity, vertical and horizontal diameters of capsulotomies, and capsule overlap were ...
Gupta Amit - - 2011
Aims To compare astigmatism with clear corneal incision versus scleral tunnel incision following paediatric cataract surgery with primary intraocular lens implantation. Methods Retrospective, comparative case series of 218 eyes of 138 children <12 years of age undergoing cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation. The study cohorts were grouped into two ...
Pérez Isidro A - - 2011
Conditional probability was used to establish persistence of CO(2) concentrations at a rural site. Measurements extended over three years and were performed with a CO(2) continuous monitor and a sodar. Concentrations in the usual range at this site were proposed as the truncation level to calculate conditional probability, allowing us ...
Resch Miklós D - - 2011
Abstract Purpose: The aim of the study was the quantitative pharmacokinetic evaluation of drug release from pretreated amniotic membrane (AM) in vitro. Methods: Cryopreserved AM pieces soaked in 3% ofloxacin ophthalmic solution were mounted in vertical Franz-diffusion cell system equipped with autosampler. In vitro release of ofloxacin was determined by ...
He Yan - - 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate the engineering applicability of the stratified aged-refuse-based process for landfill leachate treatment. In this work, a pilot-scale (10 m(3) day(-1)) and a demonstration-scale (200 m(3) day(-1)) stratified reactor, containing the aged refuse excavated from an 8-year-old closed landfill cell, were used as ...
Neves Marco Aurelio Invaldi - - 2011
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an 830-nm GaAlAs diode laser operating at output powers of 40, 60, 80, and 100 mW and energy density of 30 J/cm(2) on the repair of partial calcaneal tendon ruptures in rats. Methods: A partial tendon rupture was induced ...
Flechner S M - - 2011
Safety and efficacy of two sirolimus (SRL)-based regimens were compared with tacrolimus (TAC) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). Renal transplantation recipients were randomized to Group 1 (SRL+TAC; week 13 TAC elimination [n = 152]), Group 2 (SRL + MMF [n = 152]) or Group 3 (TAC + MMF [n = 139]). ...
Burdío Fernando - - 2011
Our aim was to evaluate the capability of a Cool-tip electrode to create larger coagulation volumes combined with a low-flow (0.1 mL/min) perfusion of hypertonic saline at a distance of 2 mm (hybrid applicator) without reducing either predictability or sphericity of the coagulation zone. A total of 48 radiofrequency ablations ...
Helgeson Melvin D - - 2011
Recent studies have demonstrated cases of adjacent vertebral body osteolysis when assessing the effect of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) on fusion rates. However, no study to date has evaluated the course of osteolysis at different periods. To determine the incidence and resolution of osteolysis associated with BMP used in transforaminal ...
Yalçin N - - 2011
We studied the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) and zoledronic acid (ZA) on posterior lumbar fusion using a validated animal model. A total of 40 New Zealand white rabbits underwent posterior lumbar fusion at L5-6 with autogenous iliac bone grafting. They were divided randomly into four groups as follows: group ...
Steinbacher Derek M DM Yale Plastic Surgery, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, New Haven, Conn, USA. - - 2011
The mandibular deformity in hemifacial microsomia is characterized by ramus-condyle unit deficiency. The Pruzansky score classifies the proximal mandible according to aberrant condylar-unit structure. The authors sought to volumetrically evaluate the hemifacial mandible compared with controls, and to assess for Pruzansky score correlation. This is a retrospective analysis of children ...
Borgonjen Rinke J - - 2011
Objective To compare three methods of guideline development, to see whether using alternative evidence-based methods resulted in variation of recommendations for treating actinic keratosis. Methods Method 1 followed a standard multiple session evidence-based approach with a working group. In method 2 recommendations were formulated by a working group during a ...
Moxey P W - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The aim was to analyse contemporary data on the number of surgical revascularization procedures performed each year in England, and their outcome. METHODS: Hospital Episode Statistics and Office for National Statistics data were used to quantify numbers and identify factors associated with outcome after all femoropopliteal and femorodistal bypass ...
Chatzikyriakou Sofia V - - 2011
PURPOSE: Assessment of circulating levels of collagen-derived peptides has been proposed as a useful tool to monitor indirectly myocardial collagen metabolism in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. The potential link between circulating concentrations of collagen metabolism biomarkers and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has not been adequately evaluated. With the ...
Katolik Leonid I - - 2011
Open capsular debridement is an excellent option for the treatment of elbow arthritis. This technique is particularly indicated in a patient population physiologically younger than 60 years. Given the young age and high functional demand of patients with primary osteoarthritis of the elbow, prosthetic replacement is generally not recommended. Open ...
Karadeniz Emre - - 2011
: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether plate fixation with screws in an oblique fashion would change the strength of the fixation to bending forces and whether any relationship existed between deformity and increased strength of fixation. : Rear leg tibias from 2-year to 3-year-old sheep were ...
Kleinerman V - - 2011
hree orthodontic procedures are described that are used to prevent, intercept, and correct malocclusions at three distinct stages of dental development. Each stage of development (5 to 7 years, 8 to 12 years, and 12 years through adulthood) uses an appliance selected from a series of several preformed sizes. All ...
Caruso Salvatore - - 2011
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To exclude a neuromuscular denervation damage due to prosthetic mini-invasive surgery using transobturator tape (TOT) by pre and postoperative electromyography (EMG) of the striated urethral sphincter. METHODS: Seventeen women with SUI were enrolled by urogynecologic and urodynamic examination. Each of them underwent EMG of striated urethral sphincter ...
Bonet-Coloma Cristina - - 2011
To present a large series of oral haemangiomas in children, analyzing the clinical characteristics, treatment and outcome of oral haemangiomas in 28 children. We conducted an observational retrospective study, reviewing medical records with clinical diagnosis of haemangioma between 1990 and 2006 at the Children's Maxillofacial Surgery Service of the Hospital ...
Stafyla V - - 2011
Postoperative lymphorrhea is a major complication of axillary lymphadenectomy. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of type I collagen in postoperative lymphorrhea in mastectomy patients. Eighty patients that underwent modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer were randomized in two groups. In group A (collagen group, n ...
Tainmont J - - 2011
In 1687, the poet was stricken by an aphonia that would last six months. He underwent a cure at a spa in the Massif Central, but without result. The correspondence between Boileau and his friend Racine allows us to relive the atmosphere of being a spa guest in the 17th ...
Maiuri F - - 2011
Spinal meningiomas mainly occur in old patients, with a remarkable female prevalence. This study investigates the different features between younger and older patients in an adult population (>18 years). A surgical series of 120 adult patients operated on for spinal meningiomas at the Neurosurgical Clinic of the "Federico II" University ...
Giordano M - - 2011
The study assessed the spontaneous repair of large critical full-thickness defects (FTD) in not mature and still growing sheep model and compared repaired tissue after Pridie's technique to the same technique combined with type I collagen matrix. Thirty-six FTD were divided into group 1 (untreated), group 2 (treated according to ...
Mullaji Arun - - 2011
The weightbearing axis of the limb goes from the pelvis to the ground and includes the hindfoot. However, the influence of hindfoot alignment on mechanical axis and overall limb alignment after TKA is unclear. We therefore addressed the following questions: (1) Does hindfoot alignment change after TKA for knee osteoarthritis? ...
Hong Young Joon - - 2010
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a usual dose of simvastatin (20 mg/day) on plaque regression and vascular remodeling at the peri-stent reference segments after bare-metal stent implantation. We retrospectively investigated serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings in 380 peri-stent reference segments (184 proximal and 196 ...
Etame Arnold B - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess for peri-operative factors associated with brain shift following craniotomy for subdural grid electrode placement. A retrospective analysis of cases operated at a single institution was undertaken, examining 63 consecutive patients undergoing craniotomy for subdural grid placement for seizure monitoring between 2001 and ...
Yen Chun-Po - - 2010
Increased signals on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging usually interpreted as radiation-induced changes or brain edema is a common short- to mid-term complication after Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), although its nature remains to be clarified. Early draining vein occlusion with resultant brain edema or hemorrhage, although ...
Stein Marco - - 2010
Primary spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) with secondary intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) accounts for the highest in-hospital mortality after stroke. To analyze predictors and the role of acute hydrocephalus in outcome, especially 30-day mortality or an unfavorable outcome at 6 months. In addition, a new risk stratification tool for SICH- IVH was ...
Bhatia K S S - - 2010
Although previous studies have documented correlations between pre-treatment or post-treatment primary tumour volumes and local outcome following definitive concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), no study has included and compared tumour volumes during CCRT. We reviewed the MRIs of 69 HNSCC patients treated with a ...
Dos Santos Marcos Antonio - - 2011
Patients with cavernous sinus meningiomas (CSM) have an elevated risk of surgical morbidity and mortality. Recurrence is often observed after partial resection. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), either alone or combined with surgery, represents an important advance in CSM management, but long-term results are lacking. A total of 88 CSM patients, treated ...
Xu Desheng - - 2011
Aim The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the authors' experience using gamma knife radiosurgery in the management of primary orbital varices. Methods Fourteen patients, six males and eight females, with ages ranging from 7 to 56 years of age, were treated with gamma knife radiosurgery from April ...
Wasay Mohammad - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to analyze the baseline characteristics and outcomes of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients at our center over the last 18 years. Patients with ICH (first-time) were identified from medical records using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes from 1988 to 2005. Patients were divided into ...
Abud D G - - 2011
The use of Onyx in the treatment of intracranial AVMs has increased the cure rate of endovascular embolization compared with the use of liquid adhesive agents. Inadvertent occlusion of the draining veins before the complete exclusion of the nidus constitutes a major risk of bleeding. We report a case series ...
Jo Kwang-Wook - - 2011
The aim of this study is to investigate the outcomes of asymptomatic meningiomas (MNGs) after a variety of treatment modalities, including observation, microsurgery (MS), and gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS). From 1996 to 2008, 154 patients with asymptomatic MNGs were treated, and their medical records and imaging data were retrospectively analyzed. ...
Kim Yun Taek - - 2011
Patients with choroidal hemangioma (CH), a benign ocular hamartoma, frequently presents with visual disturbance as a result of exudative retinal detachment (RD), which originates in subretinal fluid accumulation. We report our experience using the Leksell Gamma Knife in the management of symptomatic CH. Seven patients with symptomatic CH (circumscribed form ...
Nagy Gábor - - 2010
OBJECT: The role of radiosurgery in the treatment of cavernous malformations (CMs) remains controversial. It is frequently recommended only for inoperable lesions that have bled at least twice. Rehemorrhage can carry a substantial risk of morbidity, however. The authors reviewed their practice of treating deep-seated inoperable CMs to assess the ...
Loh Yince - - 2010
OBJECT: The Onyx liquid embolic system (Onyx) was approved in the European Union in 1999 for embolization of lesions in the intracranial and peripheral vasculature, including brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and hypervascular tumors. In 2001 a prospective, equivalence, multicenter, randomized controlled trial was initiated to support a submission for FDA ...
Frederick Jeremy - - 2010
CASE DESCRIPTION: 5 aged (≥ 17 years old) horses developed life-threatening Internal hemorrhage following IV administration of phenylephrine at 3 hospitals. CLINICAL FINDINGS: All 5 horses developed severe hemothorax, hemoabdomen, or both within minutes to hours following administration of phenylephrine. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME: Four of 5 horses died of hemorrhagic ...
Pirracchio Romain - - 2010
The number of elderly patients proposed for brain tumor removal is increasing. Only few data on long-term functional prognosis after intracranial surgery are available. Prospective, observational study of all patients greater than 70 year of age operated for intracranial tumors. Two scales for health status evaluation were used: Karnofsky Performance ...
Dehdashti Amir R - - 2010
OBJECT: In this study, the authors evaluated how an appropriate allocation of patients with occipital arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) who were treated according to different strategies would affect nonhemorrhagic headache, visual function, and hemorrhage risk levels. METHODS: Of the 712 patients with brain AVMs in the Toronto Western Hospital prospective database, ...
Kapoor Sumit S Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, - - 2011
We assessed clinical outcome and long-term tumor control after fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) for unilateral schwannoma. Between 1995 and 2007, 496 patients were treated with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD); 385 patients had radiologic follow-up that met the inclusion criteria. The primary endpoint was treatment failure. ...
Chen Xiaonan - - 2011
Background and purpose. The options for managing spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) include conservative treatment, surgical removal of the haematoma and minimally invasive treatment with clot aspiration and subsequent fibrinolytic therapy. The discussion over which treatment is best for ICH remains controversial and management of patients with spontaneous ICH continues to be ...
Vinchon-Petit S - - 2010
We evaluated the safety and the efficacy of doxorubicin drug eluting beads "CM-BC1" when used locally in a 9L glioma model. Twenty microlitres of 1mg/ml CM-BC1 (4μg/rat), 10mg/ml CM-BC1 (40μg/rat) or unloaded beads were injected into the brain of 27 rats which was analyzed on day 8, month 3 or ...
Lv Xianli - - 2011
Embolization of grade III-V intracranial DAVFs using Onyx is feasible with promising results, indicating stability at the time of mid-term follow-up. This article is to evaluate the role of transarterial Onyx embolization in the treatment of grade I and II intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs), including its limitations and risks. ...
Scaglione F E - - 2010
White lions (Panthera leo krugeri) have never been common in the wild, and at present, the greatest population is kept in zoos where they are bred for biological and biodiversity conservation. During the years 2003 to 2008 in a zoological garden in northern Italy, 19 white lions were born to ...
Rughani Anand I - - 2010
OBJECT: The Subdural Evacuating Port System (SEPS) was recently introduced as a novel method of treating chronic subdural hematomas (SDHs). This system is a variation of the existing twist-drill craniostomy methods for treating chronic SDH. Compared with craniotomy or bur hole treatment of chronic SDH, this system offers the possibility ...
Monaco Edward A - - 2010
OBJECT: The authors performed a retrospective review of prospectively collected data to evaluate the safety and efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the treatment of patients harboring symptomatic solitary cavernous malformations (CMs) of the brainstem that bleed repeatedly and are high risk for resection. METHODS: Between 1988 and 2005, 68 ...
Bink Andrea - - 2011
Dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF) draining into a dural sinus without recruitment of cortical veins is regarded as relatively benign lesion and treatment is advocated only if the patient is severely affected by the symptoms. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes in patients who received endovascular ...
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