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Oltulu Refik R *Department of Ophthalmology, Necmettin Erbakan University School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey; and †Biostatistics Unit, Department of Medical Education and Informatics, Necmettin Erbakan University School of Medicine, Konya, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyze and compare corneal thickness changes during corneal collagen cross-linking procedures performed with isoosmolar riboflavin solution with 20% dextran and without dextran in corneal ectatic diseases. The patients in this study were analyzed in 2 groups: group 1 receiving riboflavin solution containing 20% ...
Nydegger Brett B Private Practice Limited to Endodontics, The Ohio State University, Seattle, - - 2014
Studies have shown the superiority of 4% articaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine over 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine when used as a primary buccal infiltration of the mandibular first molar. A study using other 4% anesthetic formulations may help determine the role of concentration in the increased efficacy of 4% articaine. ...
Bacsu Chasta-Dawne L CD From the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to evaluate the durability of collagen injection (CI) using serial 3-dimensional (3D) transvaginal ultrasound (US) in women with sufficient improvement of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) symptoms not requiring additional treatment. After the institutional review board approval, a retrospective review of prospectively followed patients who ...
Yutskovskaya Yana - - 2014
Soft-tissue augmentation with fillers is an aesthetic procedure for restoring age-related volume loss.<BR /> To compare neocollagenesis and elastin production stimulated by Radiesse® (calcium hydroxylapatite; CaHA, Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH) and a hyaluronic acid-based filler (HA; Juvéderm® VOLUMA®).<BR /> Twenty-four women, aged 35-45, participated in this split-face, comparative study. Punch biopsies ...
Walsh Ryan R Department of Emergency Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, - - 2014
We sought to evaluate the success rate and time to endotracheal intubation by emergency medicine residents with stylet reinforced endotracheal tube (ETT-S) versus intubation with a gum elastic bougie (GEB) in simulated easy and difficult airways on a cadaveric model. The study was a prospective cross-over design using a cohort ...
Feng Xiaowei X Dermatology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, - - 2014
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of luliconazole cream 1% in the treatment of dermatophytoses. According to our meta-analysis, short-term treatment of luliconazole cream 1% can result in the complete clearance of dermatophytoses. It showed that 1% luliconazole was more effective than controlled drugs or vehicle (week 4: odds ratio = 1.46, ...
Park Jung Ah JA Department of Radiology, Konkuk University Hospital, Konkuk University School of Medicine, 4-12 Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, 143-729 Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
To demonstrate 1-year outcomes after low-energy endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of incompetent saphenous veins with linear endovenous energy density (LEED) of 80 J/cm or lower with the use of a 1,470-nm diode laser. Incompetent saphenous veins in 236 patients (355 limbs; Clinical/Etiology/Anatomy/Pathophysiology classifications of C2-C4) were treated by EVLA with ...
van Bakelen N B NB Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Biodegradable fixation systems could reduce or eliminate the problems associated with removal of titanium plates. A multicenter randomised controlled trial (RCT) was performed in the Netherlands from December 2006-July 2009, and originally 230 injured and orthognathic patients were included. The patients were randomly assigned to either a titanium control group ...
Quintero Enrique E Servicio de Gastroenterología. Hospital Universitario de Canarias. Instituto Universitario de Tecnologías Biomédicas (ITB) & Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Canarias (CIBICAN). Departamento de Medicina Interna. Universidad de La Laguna. Electronic address: - - 2014
& Aims: Colonoscopy is the recommended screening procedure for first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), but few studies have compared its efficacy for CRC detection with that of other screening strategies. We conducted a controlled randomized trial to compare the efficacy of repeated fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) and ...
Baldini T T University of Colorado, Denver, 13001 E. 17th Place, MSF432, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA, - - 2014
Evaluate allograft tissue commonly used in soft tissue reconstruction to determine whether stiffness and strength were significantly altered after grafts were treated with different sterilization methods. Unprocessed, irradiated, and grafts treated with supercritical CO2 were compared. Thirty-eight anterior or posterior tibialis tendons were obtained from a tissue bank (Allograft Innovations, ...
Brizard Christian P CP Cardiac Surgery Department, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia; Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
To conduct a test of noninferiority for CardioCel (Admedus, Brisbane, Australia), a chemically engineered bovine pericardium over autologous pericardium treated intraoperatively with glutaraldehyde in a chronic juvenile sheep model of pulmonary valve (PV) and mitral valve (MV) reconstruction. We replaced the posterior leaflet of the MV and of 1 PV ...
Chung Young-Mi YM 0000-0001-8365-8825 Department of Periodontology, Wonkwang University Daejeon Dental Hospital, Wonkwang University School of Dentistry, Daejeon, - - 2014
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO ASSESS AND COMPARE THE CLINICAL AND RADIOGRAPHIC OUTCOMES OF GUIDED TISSUE REGENERATION THERAPY FOR HUMAN PERIODONTAL INTRABONY DEFECTS USING TWO DIFFERENT COLLAGEN MEMBRANES: a porous nonchemical cross-linking collagen membrane (NC) and a bilayer collagen membrane (BC). Thirty subjects were randomly assigned and divided ...
Pabuccu Recai R Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University , Ankara , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Excessive response to ovarian stimulation is common among hyper-responder patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART). Cycle cancellations and severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) are all detrimental consequences observed within this cohort and several approaches have been proposed to enhance outcomes. The current study is designed to evaluate whether laparoscopic ...
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 ...
Yeo Angela Sh ASh Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, - - 2014
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a cardiopulmonary bypass technique (CPB) which provides life-saving support in patients with refractory cardiorespiratory failure until cardiopulmonary recovery or organ replacement. This is a single centre retrospective study reporting the largest series of paediatric patients in Singapore who received ECMO support over an 11-year period ...
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 ...
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