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Bauer Ricarda M RM Department of Urology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377, Munich, Germany, - - 2014
To examine the outcomes with the AdVance XP and AdVance slings in the management of post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI). Eighty patients were treated with the AdVance resp. AdVance XP at one tertiary reference centre. The initial patients were implanted with the AdVance male sling with no associated surgery. Following the introduction ...
Baik Bong Soo BS Ulsan, South Korea; and Los Angeles, Calif. From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dong Kang General Hospital; Dream Medical Group; and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los - - 2014
To create a more physiologic eyelid opening in patients with severe blepharoptosis, the authors used lamina propria mucosa of conjunctiva, which continues to the check ligament of the superior fornix, in addition to levator aponeurosis and Müller's muscle as a composite flap. In patients with epicanthal folds with associated telecanthus, ...
Nishihara Takuji T IVF Namba Clinic , Osaka , Japan - - 2014
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of oral melatonin supplementation on oocyte and embryo quality in patients in an assisted reproductive technologies program. All patients were treated for at least 2 weeks with melatonin (3 mg/day). To evaluate the cumulative effect of melatonin supplementation, we compared ...
Haeberlin Andreas A Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common and may have severe consequences. Continuous long-term ECG is widely used for AF screening. Recently, commercial ECG analysis software was launched, which automatically detects AF in long-term ECG's. It has been claimed that such tools offer reliable AF screening and save time for ECG analysis. ...
Nkenke Emeka E From the *Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Erlangen University Hospital, Erlangen, Germany; †Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece; and ‡Department of Orthodontics, Erlangen University Hospital, Erlangen, - - 2014
The current prospective study aimed at assessing skeletal stability and complications arising from transantral maxillary distraction adopted for advancements of less than 12 mm in patients with cleft lip, alveolus, and palate malformations.The recruited patients with cleft lip, alveolus, and palate were followed up for 12 months. Lateral skull radiographs ...
Lee Gyu-Tae GT Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Science Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative stability using biodegradable screws with that of metal plates for fixation of advancement genioplasty. We studied patients who had advancement genioplasty alone or at the same time as other orthognathic surgery including mandibular setback. We assessed the lateral cephalographs at different ...
Steward Ryan G RG Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North - - 2014
To investigate the association between oocyte number and the rates of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and live birth (LB) in fresh autologous in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Retrospective cohort study. An academic reproductive medicine practice. We analyzed data from 256,381 IVF cycles using the 2008-2010 Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology national ...
Zhao Liying L Department of General Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, No. 1838, North Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou, 510515, - - 2014
The role of laparoscopic surgery for advanced transverse colon cancer (TCC) remains controversial, especially in terms of long-term oncologic outcomes. This retrospective cohort study enrolled 157 consecutive patients who underwent curable resections for advanced TCC between January 2002 and June 2011 (laparoscopic-assisted colectomy (LAC), n = 74; open colectomy (OC), n = 83). Short-term ...
Landes Constantin A CA Department of Oral Maxillofacial and Plastic Facial Surgery, (Chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. Robert Sader), University Medical Centre Frankfurt/Main, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60596 Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Hydroxyapatite was included into F-u-HA/PLLA (unsintered hydroxyapatite - Poly l-lactide) composite osteosynthesis material for its documented osteoconductive capacity. This study investigates segmental retention capacities and outcome stability using F-u-HA/PLLA composite osteosyntheses in orthognathic surgery. Of fifty patients in total, 25 patients were osteofixated with F-u-HA/PLLA osteoconductive bioabsorbable osteosyntheses and compared ...
Choi Jae-Sung - - 2014
In this randomized trial, we compared the hemodynamic effects of 2 different methods of bilateral sequential pneumatic compression (Simultaneous compression with Fixed cycling rate [SF] vs Alternate compression with Adjusted cycling rate [AA]) and investigated whether venous flow augmentation influenced deep vein thrombosis (DVT) development in patients undergoing total knee ...
van der Ven Alexander - - 2014
The ideal recipient for an all-polyethylene tibial (APT) component continues to be controversial. Several recent randomized clinical studies have demonstrated clinical efficacy of APT when compared to metal backed tibial (MBT) components in relation to survival and clinical outcomes measures, particularly in an elderly population. In this retrospective series, 166 ...
Wee Jeremy Cp JC Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, - - 2014
Introduction: The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of using Automated External Defibrillator (AED) audiovisual feedback on the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a manikin training setting. Materials and Methods: Five cycles of 30 chest compressions were performed on a manikin without CPR prompts. After an ...
Mateo-March Manuel M Spanish Cycling Federation , Madrid, Spain ; Miguel Hernandez University of Elche , Alicante, - - 2014
Maximising power output during the initial acceleration phase of a bicycle motocross (BMX) race increases the chance to lead the group for the rest of the race. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of non-circular chainrings (Q-ring) on performance during the initial acceleration phase of a ...
Oh Ah-Young - - 2014
It has been reported that the direction of the guidewire J-tip is associated with misplacement of a central venous catheter. We hypothesized that real-time ultrasound-guided infraclavicular subclavian venous cannulation would be less influenced by the direction of guidewire J-tip compared to landmark method. Sixty adult patients who required subclavian venous ...
Gonçalves T M S V TM Department of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, - - 2013
Partial or complete edentulism impairs mastication. However, it is unclear how the chewing cycle is affected by prosthetics. We evaluated the chewing movements of patients fitted with complete (CD) or removable partial denture (RPD). A total of 29 subjects were kinesiographically evaluated during chewing of peanuts and Optocal portions in ...
Fang Qi-Gen QG Resident, Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Oromaxillofacial-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Stomatology, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, - - 2014
To assess the effectiveness of double mental V-Y island advancement flaps for total lower lip reconstructions. During a 6-year period, from 2006 to 2012, total lower lip reconstruction was performed in 12 patients using double mental V-Y island advanced flaps. The resulting lip function and superiority of each flap were ...
Chierchia Gian-Battista - - 2013
The second-generation cryoballoon (CB-A) (Arctic Front Advance, Cryocath, Medtronic, MN, USA) might significantly improve procedural outcome with respect to the first-generation balloon. These technological improvements might also question the current recommendation of the need a 4-min freeze to achieve durable pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). The main aim of the study ...
Hettinger Patrick C - - 2013
Patients with cleft lip and palate demonstrate a spectrum of maxillary growth deficiencies. The purpose of this study was to review the authors' experience in the treatment of midface hypoplasia in nonsyndromic cleft lip-cleft palate patients using rotation advancement of the midface with Le Fort III distraction. A retrospective chart ...
Perl S - - 2013
In the SAVE-trial we evaluated the safety, reliability and improvements of patient management using the BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring®-System (HM) in pacemaker (PM) and implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients. 115 PM (Module A) and 36 ICD-patients (Module B) were recruited 3 months after implantation. 65 patients in Module A were randomised ...
Peeraer K - - 2013
What is the impact of the Belgian legislation (1 July 2003), coupling reimbursement of six assisted reproduction technology (ART) cycles per patient to restricted embryo transfer policy, on cumulative delivery rate (CDR) per patient? The introduction of Belgian legislation in ART had no negative impact on the CDR per patient ...
Wong Carlos K H - - 2013
Although prophylactic central neck dissection (pCND) may reduce future locoregional recurrence after total thyroidectomy (TT) for low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), it is associated with a higher initial morbidity. We aimed to compare the long-term cost-effectiveness between TT with pCND (TT+pCND) and TT alone in the institution's perspective. Our case ...
Tahmassebi J F - - 2013
This study investigated the effect of Ozone on the progression or regression of artificial caries-like lesions on enamel following pH cycling conditions in vitro. Methods: A randomised, single blind, four legs design was used. 20 full thickness enamel slabs were allocated to each of the four groups which were: Fluoride ...
Mather Richard C RC - - 2013
Although rotator cuff disease is a common musculoskeletal problem in the United States, the impact of this condition on earnings, missed workdays, and disability payments is largely unknown. This study examines the value of surgical treatment for full-thickness rotator cuff tears from a societal perspective. A Markov decision model was ...
Rao Srinivasan Hanumantha SH Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Priyadarshini Dental College and - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate intraorally placed mini plates and monocortical screws in terms of postoperative skeletal stability after bilateral sagittal split advancement and setback osteotomy of the mandible. Ten patients were included in this study with five requiring advancement (group I) and five requiring setback of ...
Kamimura Tomohiko - - 2013
Subcutaneous (sc) administration of bortezomib (Bor) has become more common than intravenous (iv) administration in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM), because scBor results in a lower incidence and severity of peripheral neuropathy and shows efficacy equivalent to ivBor. Bor is an irritant cytotoxic agent when it extravasates from the ...
Aksoy Ayse Nur - - 2013
The aim of this case-control study was to compare the efficacy of ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone and Fructus agni casti in women with severe primary dysmenorrhea measuring uterine artery blood flow via Doppler ultrasonography. A total of 60 women with severe primary dysmenorrhea and 30 healthy women (control) were included in this ...
Tripathy Saswati S Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre , Potheri, Tamilnadu, India - - 2013
Introduction: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the main cause of anovulatory infertility. Various combination of drugs have been tried to induce ovulation in PCOS patients with varied result. So, this study was planned to compare the effect of bromocriptine combined with Clomiphene Citrate and Clomiphene Citrate alone, in patients of ...
Jafari A - - 2013
Study objective: To compare the Parker Flex-Tip (group P) tube to a wire reinforced tracheal tube in two orientations, i.e., with posteriorly and anteriorly positioned tip bevels (WRP and WRA groups, respectively), for oral fiberoptic intubation. Design: Randomized clinical trial Setting: University-affiliated hospital Patients: Ninety adult ASA physical status I-II ...
Aboulghar Mohamed - - 2013
To assess the value of routine antimüllerian hormone (AMH) assays in patients considered high risk for cancellation. Prospective controlled study. A private IVF center, Cairo, Egypt. In total 4,917 patients received counseling before starting IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). They were comprised of group A1 (n = 1,335), who were considered ...
Breland Ryan - - 2013
This in vitro biomechanical study using a porcine model compared peripheral longitudinal vertical meniscus lesion (PLVML) outside-in suture repair fixation strength using either interrupted or continuous "N" configuration No. 2-0 braided polyester sutures. Porcine lateral menisci were randomly assigned to group 1 (continuous) or group 2 (interrupted). Standardized PLVMLs were created ...
Sviggum H P HP Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
Difficulty advancing epidural catheters is troublesome to obstetric anesthesiologists. Flexible epidural catheters have been shown to reduce paresthesiae and intravascular catheter placement in parturients, but the cause of inability to advance these catheters past the epidural needle tip remains undefined. Specifically, its incidence and effective management strategies have not been ...
Wang Meng - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of S-1 (Tegafur, Gimeracil, and Oteracil Potassium Capsules) plus CIK (Cytokine-induced killer cells) in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who had previously received gemcitabine-based therapy. In this prospective study, fifty-eight patients were randomly divided into two groups. One group (CT group) ...
Li Song-Jun - - 2013
To evaluate the clinical efficacy of letrozole on ovulation induction and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during endometrial preparation for frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET). We analyzed totally 1,230 cycles of patients that underwent FET from October 2010 to September 2012. Seven hundred and thirteen cycles of patients with ovulation disorders that ...
Magnoni C - - 2013
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of an innovative electrical stimulation (ES) therapy as adjuvant treatment for chronic wounds of various aetiology, in terms of pain and ulcer healing. Method: Patients with chronic limb ulcers were enrolled for the study and randomised into the intervention or control group. The intervention group ...
Saltaji Humam - - 2013
It has been debated whether the Le Fort III procedure using distraction osteogenesis (LFIII-DO) reduces the risk of postintervention relapse compared with conventional Le Fort III (LFIII) osteotomy in the correction of syndromic midfacial hypoplasia. Our objective was to evaluate the short- and long-term stability of the bony structures after ...
Zhu Qing - - 2013
Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) are suspected of having relevance to adverse reproductive events. This study aims to investigate the potential effect of ANA on IVF/ICSI outcome and the therapeutic role of prednisone plus low-dose aspirin (P + A) adjuvant treatment in ANA + patients. The first IVF/ICSI cycles without P + ...
Kasi Sundeep K - - 2013
To prospectively determine the long-term success of medial rectus advancement alone or in combination with other procedures in the management of consecutive exotropia. All patients with consecutive exotropia who underwent medial rectus advancement alone or in combination with medial rectus resection or lateral rectus recession or both, performed by a ...
Zapantis G - - 2013
Is there a shift in the timing of nucleolar channel system (NCS) formation following controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH)? NCSs appear prematurely following COH compared with natural cycles. During natural cycles, NCSs of endometrial epithelial cell (EEC) nuclei are exclusively present during the window of implantation and are uniformly distributed throughout ...
Sato Fábio Ricardo Loureiro - - 2013
The aim of this investigation was to compare the skeletal stability of three different rigid fixation methods after mandibular advancement. Fifty-five class II malocclusion patients treated with the use of bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy and mandibular advancement were selected for this retrospective study. Group 1 (n = 17) had miniplates with ...
Yang Huei-Ching HC Department and Graduate Institute of Neurology, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of biofeedback cycling training on lower limb functional recovery, walking endurance, and walking speed for patients with chronic stroke. Thirty-one patients with stroke (stroke onset >3 months) were randomly assigned into two groups using a crossover design. One group (N = 16; mean: 53.6 ± 10.3 years) ...
Debruyne Philippe - - 2013
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can unfavorably cause coagulum on the ablation electrode. The aim of this study was to assess this phenomenon on three different multielectrode catheters used to treat persistent atrial fibrillation with duty-cycled RFA. Twenty-six consecutive patients have been treated with the pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) and the ...
Singh Neeta - - 2013
Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplementation on the ovarian reserve markers in infertile patients who were poor responders in previous in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Study design: A prospective clinical trial was conducted on 30 patients with history of poor ...
Feucht Matthias J - - 2013
To evaluate the biomechanical properties of four different suture materials for arthroscopic transtibial pull-out repair of posterior meniscus root tears, with special focus on the meniscus-suture interface. Forty fresh-frozen lateral porcine menisci were used. The posterior meniscus root was sutured in a standardized fashion with a simple stitch using four ...
Amini Albert - - 2013
Pharmacists' impact in reducing the time interval from intubation to sedative and analgesic use during trauma patient resuscitations is investigated. A retrospective cohort study was conducted at a level 1 trauma center to compare medication-use outcomes in consecutive cases in which trauma patients underwent rocuronium-assisted rapid-sequence intubation (RSI) and subsequent ...
Sánchez Fernández Iván - - 2013
This study evaluated whether the reduction in epileptiform activity after treatment with high-dose diazepam in continuous spikes and waves during sleep persists over time. Patients aged 1 to 21 years with continuous spikes and waves during sleep who received high-dose nocturnal diazepam and who had electroencephalogram follow-up were included. Twenty-nine ...
Kwon Su-Kyoung - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of the addition of estradiol to luteal progesterone supplementation in GnRH antagonist cycles for infertile patients undergoing IVF/ICSI. One hundred and ten infertile patients, aged 28 to 39 years, were recruited for this prospective randomized study. They were randomly assigned to receive vaginal progesterone gel (Crinone) ...
Orandi Amirali A Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Sina Hospital, Tehran, - - 2013
Postoperative sore throat is one of the most common complications of general anesthesia and intubation with prevalence of 18%-65% in different studies. Several risk factors including female gender, postoperative nausea and vomiting and so on have been mentioned. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of postoperative ...
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 - - 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 ...
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