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Ciçek Ersan E Bülent Ecevit University, Faculty of Dentistry, Depertmant of Endodontics, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the dentinal microcrack formation of ProTaper Universal, ProTaper Next, and WaveOne. Sixty extracted mandibular molars were selected. The mesial roots were resected and randomly divided into four groups (n = 15). The canals were prepared with hand files (group 1), ProTaper Universal (group 2), ...
Tabibian David - - 2014
To report the use of accelerated photoactivated chromophore for keratitis-corneal collagen cross-linking (PACK-CXL) as a first-line treatment in a patient with an atypical fungal keratitis. Case report and literature review. A patient who presented with a painful peripheral corneal infiltrate underwent PACK-CXL with a local limited abrasion and accelerated ultraviolet-A ...
Jung Yunho Y Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, - - 2014
Peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy is a novel technique that has recently been described in the literature. There is little data to guide the length of myotomy created. The aim of study was to evaluate the proper incision length of the muscular layer during peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy using a submucosal tunnel technique. ...
Brauer Jeremy A JA Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, New York2Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New - - 2014
Fractional laser technology is routinely used in the treatment of acne scarring, with thermal injury resulting in collagen synthesis and remodeling. Use of a picosecond pulse duration with a diffractive lens array may be a new technologic advancement in the treatment of acne scarring. To investigate the safety and efficacy ...
Shetty Rohit R Director; Cornea and Refractive Surgery Division, Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of the keratoconus (KC) cone location on the change in refractive outcomes, corneal aberrations and biomechanics after combined topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and collagen crosslinking (CXL). Prospective, comparative case series METHODS: Topography guided PRK was performed followed by accelerated CXL using riboflavin A and enhanced intensity ...
Park Jung Jae JJ Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon-dong, Kangnam-ku, Seoul, 135-710, Republic of - - 2014
To evaluate retrospectively the techniques and outcomes of percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation for treatment of Bosniak III or IV lesions. Between August 2006 and August 2013, 30 patients (25 men and 5 women; mean age, 57 y; range, 22-77 y) with 35 nonhereditary Bosniak III (n = 15) or IV ...
Schlee Markus - - 2014
This case series evaluated the use of a collagen matrix with a coronally advanced flap procedure for the treatment of multiple recession defects. Fifteen patients with a total of 80 recession defects were included. Root coverage was 85% ± 13% at 6 months and 81% ± 22% at 12 months. ...
Lee Jung Ho JH 0000-0002-3800-5494 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
Recently, injectable dermal fillers have become important alternatives to surgical procedures for the correction of facial wrinkles. Bovine collagen is the first approved material for filler injection, and several studies have shown its efficacy. However, the risk of developing an allergic reaction and xenogenic transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy remain ...
Bouheraoua Nacim N Ophthalmology, Centre National d'Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts, 28, rue de Charenton, Paris, 75012, France - - 2014
Purpose: To compare the efficacy and early morphological changes in the cornea following conventional (C-CXL), transepithelial by iontophoresis (I-CXL), and accelerated collagen cross-linking (A-CXL) in keratoconus. Methods: 45 eyes of 45 patients with progressive keratoconus who underwent corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) were divided into 3 groups: C-CXL (n=15), A-CXL (n=15) ...
Tao Liang L Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, - - 2014
Extrahepatic bile duct (EBD) injury can happen during surgery. To repair a defect of the EBD and prevent postoperative biliary complications, a collagen membrane was designed. The collagen material was porous, biocompatible, and degradable and could maintain its shape in bile soaking for about 4 weeks. The goal was to ...
Chang Clark Y CY CLEI Center for Keratoconus (C.Y.C., P.S.H.), Cornea and Laser Eye Institute-Hersh Vision Group, Teaneck, NJ; Pennsylvania College of Optometry (C.Y.C.), Salus University, Elkins Park, PA; and Department of Ophthalmology (P.S.H.), Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, - - 2014
To review outcomes of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for keratoconus (KC) or ectasia in a cornea subspecialty practice. Results from controlled clinical trials at a single site cornea subspecialty practice, including 104 eyes (66 KC and 38 ectasia). Outcomes and the natural course of changes in postoperative parameters including maximum ...
Mick Stephanie L SL Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2014
del Nido solution is a non-glucose-based, single-dose cardioplegic solution with few data supporting its safety in adults. We hypothesized that it and Buckberg solution offer myocardial protection of equivalent safety for isolated adult valve surgery. Adult patients undergoing primary isolated aortic or mitral valve surgery with del Nido or Buckberg ...
Bussel I I II Department of Ophthalmology, UPMC Eye Center, Eye and Ear Institute, Ophthalmology and Visual Science Research Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, - - 2014
To analyse ab interno trabeculectomy (AIT) with the trabectome and combined phacoemulsification with AIT (phaco-AIT) by Shaffer angle grade (SG). Prospective study of AIT and phaco-AIT with narrow angles of SG≤2 versus open angles ≥3. Outcomes included intraocular pressure (IOP), medications, complications, secondary surgery and success (IOP <21 mm Hg and >20% ...
Yoo Jae Chul JC Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to define the subscapularis tendon footprint anatomy in 3-dimensional (3D) perspective, report the incidence of tears, and classify the tear patterns prospectively during shoulder arthroscopic surgery. The cadaveric study consisted of a pilot study that revealed 4 different bony facets by simple observation at ...
Miner James R JR Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN. Electronic address: - - 2014
We compare the frequency of airway and respiratory adverse events leading to an intervention between propofol with 1:1 and 4:1 mixtures of propofol and ketamine (ketofol). We performed a randomized, double-blinded trial in which emergency department adults undergoing deep sedation received propofol, 1:1 propofol and ketamine, or 4:1 propofol and ...
Cerrato Natascia N Division of Cardiology, Department of Medical Sciences, Città della Salute e della Scienza Hospital, University of Torino, Torino, - - 2014
Patients with drug-induced type 1 Brugada electrocardiograms (BrECGs) are considered to have good prognosis. Spontaneous type 1 is, instead, considered a risk factor; however, it is probably underestimated because of the BrECG fluctuations. The aim of this study was to analyze, in a large population of patients with Br, the ...
Huang Jian-Wen JW Department of Urology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of reconstruction of penile urethra with the 3-dimensional (3-D) porous bladder acellular matrix (BAM) in a rabbit model. In 30 male rabbits, a ventral urethral mucosal defect (1.5 × 0.8 cm) was created. Substitution urethroplasty was performed with 5% peracetic acid (PAA)-treated BAM (3-D porous BAM; 15 rabbits, ...
Moon Suk-Ho SH Department of Plastic Surgery, Catholic University of Korea , Seoul , - - 2014
Abstract Bovine-derived collagen has been used for soft-tissue augmentation since 1977. However, there are issues regarding the possibility of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Researchers discovered that the histologic structure of porcine-derived collagen is similar to that of human dermal collagen and that it is free from the risk of BSE. ...
Qi Liqing L Department of Orthopaedics, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China Key Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory of Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, - - 2014
To measure levels of pain and iliac regeneration at the iliac crest donor site during a 10-year follow-up of graft patients. This prospective study used a visual analogue scale (VAS) to assess pain at the donor site at 1 month and 1, 3, 5 and 10 years postoperatively. Iliac regeneration ...
Bellón Juan M - - 2014
Midline laparotomy closure carries a significant risk of incisional hernia. This study examines the behavior of two new suture materials, an elastic material, polyurethane (PUe), and a barbed polydioxanone (PDXb) suture thread in a rabbit model of midline incision closure. Three 2-cm midline incisions were made in 68 New Zealand ...
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 ...
Assed Bezerra Da Silva Lea - - 2014
Toothbrushes harbor a high number of cariogenic microorganisms. To investigate the viability of mutans streptococci (MS) on toothbrushes bristles and the production of extracellular polysaccharide (ECP) related to drying time. Twenty children were submitted to brushing without dentifrice. Toothbrushes were kept at room temperature from 0 to 48 h and ...
Roelofs Luc A J - - 2014
To compare the regenerative capacity of diseased bladder in a large animal model of bladder exstrophy with regeneration in healthy bladder using a highly porous collagen scaffold. Highly porous bovine type I collagen scaffolds with a diameter of 32 mm were prepared. In 12 fetal sheep a bladder exstrophy was ...
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 ...
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