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Roth Steven G - - 2014
Recent advancements in technology allow for additional modulation of spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Examples include application of algorithms for increasingly precise stimulation points and incorporation of accelerometers to automatically adjust parameters based on body position. The literature contains little evidence on the value of SCS devices with advanced programming capabilities. ...
Thienpont Emmanuel E Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc-UCL, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200, Brussels, Belgium, - - 2014
Cryotherapy has been used to enhance recovery after orthopaedic surgery. Several cooling devices are available but few can guarantee a fixed temperature during a prolonged time and therefore have been criticized. The arrival of new advanced cryotherapy devices made it possible to test the effect of prolonged cooling on rehabilitation ...
Monshi Babak B Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Teaching Hospital of Vienna Medical University, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: - - 2014
Evidence for the efficacy of various therapies of livedoid vasculopathy (LV) is limited. We sought to determine efficacy and tolerability of 2 g/kg of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) every 4 weeks in patients with LV. This was a long-term follow-up study of 11 patients with LV treated with 2 g/kg of ...
Ghobrial George M GM Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 909 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, - - 2014
Endovascular thrombolysis may allow rapid arterial recanalization in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We present the first study to our knowledge comparing the ischemic penumbra saved with endovascular versus medical therapy. A retrospective review of 21 patients undergoing endovascular intervention for stroke from 2010 to 2011 was contrasted with 21 ...
Nakagawa Koji K Division of Reproductive Medicine, Sugiyama Clinic, 1-53-1, Ohara, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 156-0041, Japan, - - 2014
Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) is an effective option for patients who have experienced repeated implantation failures (RIF) in assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment. However, advance planning for the day of the operation can be problematic. Using a hormone replacement cycle (HRC) makes it possible to plan for the day of ...
Kahyaoglu Inci I Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Etlik Zubeyde Hanım Women's Health Teaching and Research Hospital, Etlik Caddesi No:55, Ankara, - - 2014
To study parameters that could predict in-vitro fertilization (IVF) success in patients who experienced total fertilization failure (TFF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in their previous cycles. Cycle characteristics of patients with TFF (Group I, n = 136 cycles), cycles resulting in embryo transfer (ET) following TFF (Group II, n = 36 cycles) and recurrent TFF ...
Brüssow Klaus-Peter KP Institute of Reproductive Biology, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), 18196 Dummerstorf, - - 2014
The uterotubal junction (UTJ) and caudal isthmus are recognized as a functional pre-ovulatory sperm reservoir (SR). Spermatozoa are released from the SR in a complex and concerted action. However, whether this functionality is restricted only to the ovulatory period is still open to debate. Our study was aimed to analyze ...
Ryu Hyeong Ho HH Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the duration of remission periods in psoriasis after narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy, especially during multiple cycles of treatment. We analyzed 63 patients (101 cases) demonstrating marked improvement after NB-UVB phototherapy. The remission period was defined as the duration of time from ...
Tatar Arzu A Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey - - 2014
This study was designed to research the effects of radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFTA) surgery on the nasal cycle, with anterior rhinomanometry being used for assessment. Thirty patients with inferior concha hypertrophy and 13 healthy volunteers were included in this study. An anterior rhinomanometry was performed on each of the patients ...
Gotlib Tomasz T Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, - - 2014
Background. Bilateral nasal allergen provocation usually produces more pronounced obstruction of one nasal passage. It was found that this could be related to the stage of the nasal cycle before the provocation. objective. To discover whether the stage of the nasal cycle is decisive for asymmetry in congestive response observed ...
Zolghadri Jaleh J Infertility Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. ; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
Embryo transfer to a developed endometrium is an important prognostic factor in frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycle outcome. Vaginal estrogen, such as Vagifem vaginal tablets and Premarin vaginal cream, is a regimen used for the patients with refractive endometria. Our objective was to compare the effects of Vagifem and Premarin on ...
Cremer Miriam M 1University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 2Basic Health International, New York, NY; 3Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), Seattle, WA; 4Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Lima, Peru; 5Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; 6Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville; and 7Global Cancer Initiative, Chestertown, MD; and 8Global Coalition Against Cervical Cancer, Arlington, - - 2014
This study aimed to establish the noninferiority of a single-freeze application with CO2 or N2O compared with the standard double freeze with N2O for cryotherapy treatment. Sixty women undergoing hysterectomy for reasons other than cervical cancer or precancer were randomized to 1 of 3 techniques as follows: (1) double freeze ...
Chinn Lisa L Kent State University, - - 2014
Context :  Chronic ankle instability is characterized by repetitive lateral ankle sprains. Prophylactic ankle taping is a common intervention used to reduce the risk of ankle sprains. However, little research has been conducted to evaluate the effect ankle taping has on gait kinematics. Objective :  To investigate the effect of ...
Pascale Patrizio P Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque and Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, LIRYC Institute, Bordeaux, France - - 2014
-Rapid pulmonary vein (PV) activity has been shown to maintain paroxysmal AF. We evaluated in persistent AF (PsAF) the cycle length (CL) gradient between PVs and the left atrium (LA) in an attempt to identify the subset of patients where PVs play an important role. -97 consecutive patients undergoing first ...
Duvdevani Shay Izhak SI Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sheba Medical Center , Ramat Gan , Israel - - 2014
Since 50-60% of the human body consists of water, the physiology of blood circulation might be affected by a full moon differently than during other days of the month. This study analyzed a potential association among lunar phases, seasonal variations, and the rate of spontaneous epistaxis. Consecutive admissions solely for ...
Blockeel C C Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussel, - - 2014
Does the initiation of corifollitropin alfa administration on cycle day 4 instead of cycle day 2 result in a reduced total rFSH consumption in a GnRH antagonist protocol? Initiation of corifollitropin alfa on cycle day 4 compared with day 2 results in significantly reduced total rFSH consumption at the end ...
Evrengul Harun H Department of Cardiology, Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Denizli, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to retrospectively investigate clinical and electrophysiologic characteristics of typical AVNRT with relatively slow tachycardia rates below the average value compared to faster ones, in patients without structural heart disease. The present study retrospectively included a total of 1,150 patients receiving successful slow-pathway radio frequency ...
Allende Ricardo R Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec city, QC, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) on early and late outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and to evaluate the predictive factors of poorer outcomes in such patients. This was a multicentre study including a total of 2075 consecutive ...
Vemulapalli Krishna C KC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, - - 2014
The United Kingdom (U.K.) post-adenoma resection guidelines recommend earlier surveillance for patients with 5 or more adenomas or 3 to 4 adenomas of which one is 10 mm or larger compared with U.S. guidelines. To evaluate the effect of using the U.K. guideline on a U.S. cohort of adenoma patients. Single-center, ...
Borahay Mostafa A MA The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, - - 2014
Robotic surgery is associated with several advantages but also high costs. The aim of this study is to evaluate clinical outcomes and financial feasibility of outpatient robotic hysterectomy. Retrospective cohort study (Class II-2) of patients who underwent robotic hysterectomy for benign conditions by the same surgeon at the University of ...
Kaye Leah A LA University of Connecticut, Farmington, - - 2014
The objective of this research is to determine if text messaging can improve access to postpartum care for an urban clinic population by decreasing no-show rates. Last year's PPV rate at Women's Ambulatory Health Services at Hartford Hospital (71%) falls below the national average of 88.7% noted by the Centers ...
As'adi Kamran K Tehran, Iran; and Cleveland, Ohio From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Fatima Hospital, the Department of General Surgery, Motahari Burn Hospital, and the Department of Surgery, Shariati Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences; and the Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the long-term outcomes and the soft-tissue response to osseous genioplasty in patients with chin retrusion caused by early life facial burn injury. Twenty-two consecutive patients with retrusive chin as a result of severe childhood facial burn were included in this study. Cephalometric analysis and photographs ...
Maddox Megan L ML Medication Safety Officer, Sanford Medical Center , Sioux Falls, South - - 2014
For beta-lactams, the parameter that best predicts bacterial killing is the length of time the antibiotic concentration exceeds the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). Studies have demonstrated improved outcomes with extended infusion (4-hour) piperacillin-tazobactam (P-TZ) compared with traditional immediate infusions. To describe how one institution made the conversion from immediate infusion ...
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 ...
Mikulecky M M - - 2014
There are three common periodic intervals in the life of each human being from time immemorial: the day, the week and the year. The first one is given by the Earth´s rotation, the latter one by its revolution around the Sun. These both do have clear biomedical counterparts. The 7-day ...
Hartlev Jens J Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg Denmark. ; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate skeletal stability after mandibular advancement with bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. Twenty-six patients underwent single-jaw bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) to correct skeletal Class II malocclusion. One group (n = 13) were treated postoperatively with skeletal elastic intermaxillary fixation (IMF) while the ...
Nganvongpanit Korakot K 0000-0002-7617-5507 Animals Bone and Joint Research Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50100, - - 2014
This study aimed to determine whether swimming could improve function of osteoarthritic joints in canine hip OA. Fifty-five dogs were categorized into three groups. The OA with swimming group (OA-SW; n = 22), the healthy (non-OA; n = 18) with swimming group (H-SW), and the healthy (non-OA; n = 15) ...
Kosilov Kirill K Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, - - 2014
313 patients, 196 women and 117 men over 65 (average age 68.6) were included in this study. All patients underwent urodynamic examination before enrollment and after the study was completed. For clinical evaluation of LUT state ICIQ-SF questionnaires and bladder diaries were used. Patients with moderate (А, n = 155) ...
Pozzer Leandro L Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, State University of Campinas - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of the design of the sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) on the mechanical resistance to vertical forces. An in vitro study was designed for 30 test specimens. Two osteotomy models were made on two polyurethane hemimandibles, where group I presented ...
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 ...
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