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Tanaka Yohei Y *Clinica Tanaka Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery and Anti-aging Center, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan; †Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan; ‡Department of Applied Life Sciences, Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences, Niigata, - - 2014
A new multisource phase-controlled radiofrequency (MPCRF) device is widely used for skin tightening and rejuvenation in Asia. To evaluate the efficacy of MPCRF objectively and histologically. An MPCRF device with real-time impedance control was evaluated. Ten Japanese patients were treated one side of the face, and the untreated side served ...
Wu Jian Hui JH Jian Hui Wu, Department of Urology, Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin Institute of Urology, No. 23 Pingjiang Road, Tianjin 300211, - - 2014
Bladder stones in elderly men are commonly associated with bladder outlet obstruction, and many different treatment modalities have been presented for both these conditions. To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a novel method concerning spontaneous usage of both monopoplar transurethral resection of the prostate and Holmium Laser cystolithotripsy, we compared ...
Admani Shehla S Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, - - 2014
Infantile hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors seen in 4.5 percent of neonates and infants. While most infantile hemangiomas can be managed with active nonintervention, a subset of patients will require more aggressive management. Here the authors review the use of beta-blockers in the treatment of infantile hemangiomas, including oral, topical, ...
Middleton C C Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, The Shoulder and Elbow Service, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP, - - 2014
Inherent disadvantages of reverse shoulder arthroplasty designs based on the Grammont concept have raised a renewed interest in less-medialised designs and techniques. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) with the fully-constrained, less-medialised, Bayley-Walker prosthesis performed for the treatment of rotator-cuff-deficient shoulders ...
Kuismanen Kirsi K Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and School of Medicine and - - 2014
The purpose of our study was to find out whether transurethral injections of autologous adipose stem cells (ASCs) are an effective and a safe treatment for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). We treated five SUI patients with ASCs combined with bovine collagen gel and saline. Prior to the treatment, the ...
Schwitters A A *Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, - - 2014
<sec id="st1"> <title>BACKGROUND</title> The Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) is responsible for the health of approximately 32 500 inmates in 233 prisons. In 2008 a rapid UPS assessment estimated TB prevalence at 654/100 000, three times that of the general population (183/100 000). Although treatment programs exist, little is known about treatment completion in ...
Ebnezar John J Ebnezar Orthopedic Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, - - 2014
OA Knee is the most common arthritis. Knee replacement Surgeries are being done increasingly in the present times. This has led to the violation of the standard indications and when knees are replaced ignoring other co - musculoskeletal conditions it results in the surgery failing early. This is about a ...
Anchala Praveen R - - 2014
Spinal metastatic lesions are a common occurrence among oncology patients and contribute to significant morbidity. Treatment options have been limited in their effectiveness and scope to this point. This study aims to report the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of malignant spinal lesions using a novel RFA bipolar ...
Vidal G G Neurology, Radiology and Neurosurgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA, - - 2014
Most patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO) present with high NIHSS, and it has been shown that initial NIHSS is a predictor of outcomes in patient with acute ischemic stroke. The usefulness of neuroendovascular reperfusion has been a controversial topic. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes ...
Chen Bing B Bing Chen, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Air Force General Hospital, PLA, Beijing 100142, - - 2014
To compare outcomes of vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy procedures in women with benign gynaecological diseases. This was a prospective study of outcomes of consecutive patients who underwent total vaginal hysterectomy (VH) or abdominal hysterectomy (AH) for benign gynaecological diseases. Patient characteristics before, during, and after the operations were reviewed. Patients ...
Nambiar Arjun A Department of Urology, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United - - 2014
This chapter focuses on the position of botulinum toxin type A in the treatment pathway for overactive bladder (OAB) and neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction associated with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO), and the recommendations of the major international guideline groups. Recommendations of different guideline groups may vary, especially when evidence ...
Rocha Roberto R Adjunct professor, Department of Dentistry, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, - - 2014
This case report describes the treatment and long-term follow-up care of a patient diagnosed with cleidocranial dysplasia who had multiple impacted permanent and supernumerary teeth. The aim of the treatment was to provide an adequate esthetic and functional reconstruction of the occlusion with good periodontal care. The patient was treated ...
Seo Yu-Jin YJ Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyunghee University, Seoul, - - 2014
The purpose of the current report is to present 6-year long-term stability and 10-year follow-up data for an adult patient who was treated with a tongue elevator for relapsed anterior open-bite. The 19-year-old male patient presented with the chief complaint of difficulty in chewing his food. Collectively, clinical and radiographic ...
Yarboro Douglas D DD The Wound Care Center of Northern Hospital of Surry County, Mount Airy, NC; email: dougyarboro@ - - 2014
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is used to alleviate muscle pain, and there is some evidence it may affect healing in chronic wounds. An 80-year-old male patient with a chronic left lower extremity wound and a history of peripheral arterial disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and ...
Nicolas Florence F Department of Gynecology, CHU Anne de Bretagne, Rennes, Brittany, - - 2014
Objectives: To assess cervical regeneration after large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) by ultrasound (US) measurements of cervical length (CL) before conization as well as in the postoperative short- and long-term and to identify factors affecting regeneration. Patients and Methods: This was a prospective observational study including patients ...
Kumar A Jana AJ Department of Periodontology, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, - - 2014
The evaluation of clinical and specific microbiological changes associated with chlorhexidine chip in the chronic periodontitis patients. A total of 30 chronic periodontitis patients (aged 20-65 years) having pocket depth of ≥5 mm in molar teeth were selected and randomly divided into following treatment groups: Group 1 - Scaling and ...
M Isa Ahmed A Assisted Conception Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) remains the first thought of infertility treatment. To compare the stimulation effects and Pregnancy rate (PR) outcomes of two ovulation induction (OI) medications, human-derived menopausal gonadotrophins (hMGH), Merional (MER), and recombinant follicular stimulating hormone (rFSH), Puregon (PUR), in a cohort of Saudi infertile patients, for better predictability ...
Deshmukh Radha A RA Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Karnataka Lingayat Education Society's, Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences, Karnatak Lingayat Education University, Belgaum, Karnataka, - - 2014
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is an unfortunately most common disease occurring in oral cavity. Although the lesion is usually self-limited, its painful presentation, high frequency of occurrence, and multifactorial etiology leads to significant morbidity. So, an efficient therapeutic strategy is needed to provide relief to the patients. To assess and ...
Tawfik Abeer Attia AA Dermatology Unit, Department of Medical Applications of Lasers, National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Giza, - - 2014
Pulsed dye laser has been used successfully in the treatment of nail psoriasis. Intense pulsed light (IPL) has been used in the treatment of plaque psoriasis using a 550-nm filter. To study the efficacy of IPL in the treatment of nail psoriasis. Twenty patients with finger and toe nail psoriasis ...
Yi Yong Jin YJ Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Evening administration of the conventional immediate-release (IR) formulation of simvastatin is recommended because of its short half-life (1.9 hours). In a healthy population, morning administration of a controlled-release (CR) formulation of simvastatin was shown to have equivalent lipid-lowering efficacy and a safety profile similar to that of evening doses of ...
Pierot L L Radiology, Hôpital Maison-Blanche, Reims, - - 2014
To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of endovascular treatment with flow diverters (FD) in patients with recanalised and multitreated aneurysms, in a retrospective, multicenter, single-arm study. The study included 29 patients with 29 recanalised aneurysms who were treated by FDs (Silk or Pipeline device). Per and post procedural complications ...
Jowkar Farideh F Department of Dermatology, Molecular Dermatology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. - - 2014
Hand eczema is a common distressing skin problem. It is an immune reaction to haptens. Thus, substances that inhibit Immune system can be effective in the treatment of hand eczema. In this study, topical fumaric acid 5% cream is compared with topical steroid in the treatment of hand eczema. Patients ...
Noaiseh Ghaith G Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. - - 2014
There are currently no head-to-head comparisons of sialagogues for Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). We compared the tolerability and side effect profile of pilocarpine and cevimeline in patients with pSS and determined clinical, laboratory and pathological variables associated with therapeutic failure. We retrospectively reviewed the use of pilocarpine and cevimeline in ...
Barnes C C Haemophilia Treatment Centre, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Vic., - - 2014
Immune tolerance induction (ITI) is the preferred management of haemophilia A patients who develop high titre inhibitors against factor VIII. However, the optimal ITI regimen, predictors of ITI outcome and definitions of successful and unsuccessful ITI remain unclear. The aim of this project was to develop a consensus on the ...
Simavli Hüseyin H 1 Ophthalmology Clinic, Izzet Baysal State Hospital , Bolu, Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the inhibitory effects of propranolol, a nonselective and lipophilic β-adrenergic receptor blocker, on alkali-induced corneal neovascularization (NV). Methods: Corneal NV was induced in 24 eyes of 24 Wistar rats using NaOH. Following alkali burn, animals were randomized into 4 groups according to topical treatment. Group I ...
Alexander M M Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, CA, - - 2014
Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) is often stratified by degree of stenosis. Additional features such as patient demographics and symptom characteristics also affect lesion behavior and response to treatment. This study compares stratification by degree of narrowing to these additional features. Retrospective analysis was performed on patients at 4 hospitals with ...
Fernández Maria Luz González - - 2014
Background : We sought to assess the biomechanical characteristics of the feet of patients with Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy and to determine reulceration rates before and after personalized conservative orthotic treatment. Methods : A longitudinal prospective study was performed in 35 patients with Charcot's foot. Although some patients had a history of ...
Levin Adriane A - - 2014
Although biologic therapies have been shown to be more effective than traditional systemic therapies in clinical trials for the treatment of psoriasis, the drug survival time and reasons for discontinuation of biologics in clinical practice have not been compared with those of conventional systemic therapies.<BR /> Retrospective, cross-sectional.<BR /> All ...
Judd William R WR Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY, USA - - 2014
Studies evaluating the clinical effectiveness of sepsis screening tools and methods to improve the time from diagnosis to antibiotic administration are needed to improve sepsis-related outcomes. To evaluate the clinical and economic impact of a sepsis quality improvement initiative to improve early recognition and treatment of sepsis. A retrospective observational ...
Sunseri Whitney W 1Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 2Department of Pediatrics, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut; 3Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON, Canada; 4Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada; 5Department of Pediatrics, I.W.K. Health Center, Halifax, NS, Canada; 6Pediatric Gastroenterology, Goryeb Children's Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey; 7Department of Pediatrics, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; 8Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 9Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 10Section of Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition, Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Indiana; 11Department of Gastroenterology, Dayton Children's, Dayton, Ohio; 12Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island; 13Department of Pediatrics, Russell Children's Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama; 14Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; 15Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; 16Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and 17Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New - - 2014
Methotrexate (MTX) use as an alternative to thiopurines in the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) in children is increasing. This study was undertaken to assess safety and efficacy of MTX in children with CD. Patients treated with MTX with a minimum of 1-year follow-up were identified in the Pediatric IBD ...
Martinez-Escala M Estela ME Department of Dermatology, Hospital del Mar, Parc de Salut Mar, Institut Municipal d'Investigació Mèdica, Barcelona, - - 2014
Cold contact urticaria is the second most common subtype of physical urticaria. Cold stimulation standardized tests are mandatory to confirm the diagnosis. The aim of this study is to define the utility of determining thresholds (critical time and temperature) in assessment of the clinical course of typical acquired cold contact ...
van den Bos R R RR Department of Dermatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre, - - 2014
The aim was to compare endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and endovenous steam ablation (EVSA) for great saphenous varicose veins in a non-inferiority study. Patients with primary great saphenous vein reflux were randomized to EVLA (940 nm) or EVSA (SVS™). Primary outcomes were treatment success (vein obliteration) at 52 weeks, and Venous Clinical ...
Chavoustie Steven E SE 1Segal Institute for Clinical Research, North Miami, FL; 2TMC Life Research, Inc., Houston, TX; 3Atlanta North Gynecology, P.C., Roswell, GA; 4Downtown Women's Health Care, Denver, CO; 5Prosoft Clinical, Wayne, PA; 6Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; and 7Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Metronidazole vaginal gel (MVG) 0.75% is a US Food and Drug Administration-approved, 5-day treatment for bacterial vaginosis (BV). This study tested the hypothesis that a shorter treatment course at a higher dose (MVG 1.3%) would yield similar efficacy to 5 days of MVG 0.75%. This phase 2, multicenter, randomized, controlled, ...
Grzechocinska Barbara B 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Warsaw, - - 2014
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women of reproductive age. Evidence suggest that ovarian steroid hormones, in particular, progesterone play a major role in promoting leiomyoma development and growth. For the last years there was an extensive research on selective progesterone receptor modulators and their use in ...
Bright Ralph - - 2014
Chronic migraines and tension-type headaches are debilitating diseases affecting 1.4 to 2.2% of the population with both quality of life and economic implications. To date, the pain associated with migraine and tension-type headaches has been controlled with a range of medications, with varying levels of success. In addition, the side-effect ...
DeMartini Julie K JK 1Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 2Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth, - - 2014
Investigate the effectiveness (speed of cooling and survival rates) of cold water immersion (CWI) in the treatment of exertional heat stroke (EHS) patients. Secondly, to compare cooling rates based on gender, age, and initial rectal temperature (Tr). Eighteen years of finish line medical tent patient records were obtained from the ...
Robard L L Service ORL, CHU Côte-de-Nacre, avenue de la Côte-de-Nacre, 14033 Caen cedex 9, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is a severe, generally irreversible complication of radiotherapy due to failure of healing. The pentoxifylline-tocopherol combination decreases the superficial fibrosis induced by radiotherapy. Potentiation by Clodronate (PENTOCLO) appears to be effective in ORN of the mandible. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficacy and safety ...
Bechtler Matthias M Medizinische Klinik C, Klinikum Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, - - 2014
Endoscopic bougienage seems to be the most effective therapy for dysphagia in esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIPD), but nothing is known about the long-term success of this treatment option. This report presents long-term results for 21 of 22 patients with EIPD who were treated with bougienage. A total of 103 sessions ...
Osborn David James DJ Department of Urology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to find the rate of urinary retention in clinical practice after treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA (BTN/A) for refractory overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms and determine factors that predict this outcome. This is a retrospective study of BTN/A for treatment of non-neurogenic, refractory OAB symptoms. Patients were ...
Tracey Robert W RW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Building 19, Bethesda, MD 20889, - - 2014
Several studies have established the short-term safety and efficacy of cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) as compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). However, few single-center comparative trials have been performed, and current studies do not contain large numbers of patients. We retrospectively reviewed all patients from a single military ...
An A-Yue AY Anorectal Department, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, 100029, China, - - 2014
To compare the effect of An's Shaobei Injection () with Xiaozhiling Injection () in patients with internal hemorrhoids of grade I-III. This cohort study included 1,520 internal hemorrhoids patients with grade I-III who were scheduled for liquid injection treatment from July 2003 to July 2009. The cohort included patients who ...
Palazzuoli Alberto - - 2014
Intravenous loop diuretics are a cornerstone of therapy in acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF). We sought to determine if there are any differences in clinical outcomes between intravenous bolus and continuous infusion of loop diuretics. Subjects with ADHF within 12 hours of hospital admission were randomly assigned to continuous infusion ...
Deeks Emma D ED Adis, Level 1, The Warehouse Way, Northcote 0627; Private Bag 65901, Mairangi Bay 0754, Auckland, New Zealand, - - 2014
Ranibizumab (Lucentis(®)) is the first inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A licensed for the treatment of visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia (i.e. myopic CNV). The drug inhibits biologically active isoforms of VEGF-A and is administered via intravitreal injection, with the number of treatments ...
Küçükerdönmez Cem C * These authors contributed equally to the - - 2014
To compare the outcomes after switching between bevacizumab and ranibizumab therapy due to poor treatment effect in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This is a retrospective review of patients with neovascular AMD with first treatment using intravitreal bevacizumab (group 1) or ranibizumab (group 2) who switched to the other drug ...
Alushi Brunilda B aDivision of Cardiology, University of Turin, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, Italy bDivision of Cardiology, Maria Vittoria Hospital, Turin, Italy cDivision of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy dDepartment of Neuroscience, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, - - 2014
There is still controversy regarding the benefit of percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) among patients with cryptogenic stroke. Here we aimed to evaluate the factors associated with treatment choice and predictors of adverse events in patients with cryptogenic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) and PFO. Of 418 ...
Triantos Christos C Christos Triantos, Maria Kalafateli, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Patras, 26500 Patras, - - 2014
Variceal bleeding is a life threatening situation with mortality rates of at least 20%. Prophylactic treatment with non-selective beta blockers (NSBBs) is recommended for patients with small varices that have not bled but with increased risk for bleeding. The recommended treatment strategies on primary prevention of variceal bleeding in patients ...
Babaeva Ar A Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd, Russian - - 2014
endothelial dysfunction plays a key role in atherosclerotic plague instability, leading to manifestation of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the capability of Trimetazidine as an agent for endothelial function correction in ACS. 60 patients (34 men and 26 women, mean age 58.7±3.4) ...
van Hessem Lotte L Departments of aOrthopaedic Surgery bResearch, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen cDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Nonoperative management of juvenile idiopathic scoliosis (JIS) has been reported to be less effective than that of infantile idiopathic scoliosis. The goal of this study was to analyse the results of casting and/or bracing in JIS. Clinical data from seven patients with JIS, treated with casting followed by bracing (n=3) ...
Hwang Sena S Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, 120-752, Republic of - - 2014
There are scarce reports regarding a functional prognostic value of thyroid-stimulating autoantibody (TSAb) levels using a thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor chimera (Mc4) in Graves' disease (GD) in iodine sufficient area. The aim of this study was to investigate whether Mc4-TSAb can predict GD remission/relapse after antithyroid drug (ATD) treatment and to ...
Ghobrial George M GM -Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 909 Walnut St., 3(rd) floor, Philadelphia, PA - - 2014
To identify surgical practice patterns in the literature for non-pediatric syringomyelia by systematic review and to determine: (1) What is the best clinical practice of CSF diversion that will maximize clinical improvement and/or the lowest recurrence rate? (2) Does arachnolysis, rather than CSF diversion, lead to prolonged times to clinical ...
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