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Lawrance Christopher P CP Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, - - 2014
The Cox maze IV procedure has the best results for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. It has been traditionally performed through sternotomy with excellent outcomes, but this has been considered to be too invasive. An alternative approach is to perform a less invasive right anterolateral minithoracotomy. This series compared ...
Liu Bin B From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 37 Guoxue Alley, Chengdu 610041, - - 2014
Purpose To formulate radiation precautions for patients with thyroid cancer who are undergoing thyroid hormone withdrawal-induced hypothyroidism and iodine 131 ((131)I) therapy through actual biokinetic measurements. Materials and Methods Informed consent and institutional review board approval were obtained. From October 2008 to December 2011, consecutive patients with differentiated thyroid cancer ...
Sakai A A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1-1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu, 807-8555, Japan, - - 2014
This multi-center, prospective, open-label, observational study evaluated the effects of once-monthly minodronate (50 mg) on treatment persistence, bone turnover markers, bone mineral density, low back pain, and upper gastrointestinal symptoms in outpatients with osteoporosis previously treated with daily or weekly bisphosphonate products. The purposes of this study were to investigate the ...
Riva N N Nicoletta Riva, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Insubria, Via Guicciardini 9, 21100 Varese, Italy, Tel.: +39 0332 278831, Fax: +39 0332 278118, E-mail: - - 2014
Bleeding is a common and feared complication of oral anticoagulant therapy. Several prediction models have been recently developed, but there is a lack of evidence in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE). The aim of this study was to validate currently available bleeding risk scores during long-term oral anticoagulation for VTE. ...
Jung Jae Yoon JY Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Gyeonggi, - - 2014
Finasteride at a dose of 1 mg/d has been reported to show no significant improvement in 30-50% of patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Dutasteride, a dual inhibitor of both type I and type II 5 alpha-reductase, inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which is the key contributor of AGA. Our ...
Goldust Mohamad M Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, - - 2014
Scabies, known colloquially as the 7-year itch, is a contagious skin infection that occurs among humans and other animals. The treatment of choice is still controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of topical ivermectin vs. crotamiton cream 10% for the treatment of scabies. ...
Kim Youn Sung YS Kimbelle Catholic Skin, Daejeon, Korea; The Korean Academy of Corrective - - 2014
Operational scars, especially those located on the exposed parts of the body can be distressful. Despite high demand for an early intervention to minimize surgical scars, there is yet no universal consensus on optimal treatment. A split-scar, double-blind randomized controlled trial was held to assess the safety and efficacy of ...
Soize S S From the Department of Radiology, Hôpital Maison Blanche, Université de Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, - - 2014
Four-dimensional, contrast-enhanced MRA is a useful technique for the diagnosis and classification of brain AVM. The purpose of this study was to evaluate its usefulness in the follow-up of treated brain AVM. Patients with treated brain AVM (embolization, radiosurgery, and/or surgery) were investigated with both DSA (the "gold standard") and ...
Reznicek Lukas L Department of Ophthalmology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Muenchen, - - 2014
To evaluate the fulfilment of retreatment criteria in recurrent neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) for a pro-re-nata treatment regime with ranibizumab in routine clinical care. Data from patients with treatment-naive nAMD were analysed retrospectively. As an 'upload', all patients had received three-monthly intravitreal ranibizumab injections in a university eye hospital ...
Paulsen Ida F IF Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Burn Treatment and Breast Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, - - 2014
The aim is to describe the importance of leakage monitoring in hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion (ILP). It is generally recommended that leakage should not exceed 10% because of risk of systemic toxicity. Data retrieved by retrospective analysis of 131 perfusions performed in 115 consecutive patients (77 women and 38 men; ...
van der Sluis Pieter C PC Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The - - 2014
Background: Pneumonia is a frequently observed complication following esophagectomy. The lack of a uniform definition of pneumonia leads to large variations of pneumonia rates in literature. This study was designed to develop a scoring system for diagnosing pneumonia following esophagectomy at the hospital ward. Methods: In a prospective cohort study ...
Cantor Ira I Steiner Medical and Therapeutic Center, Phoenixville, PA, USA - - 2014
Vitamin D status has importance in the prevention and treatment of many malignancies. Patients with breast, colon, and lung malignancies with higher vitamin D status at the onset of treatment have an improved prognosis compared with those patients with a lower vitamin D status. Methods to improve vitamin D status ...
Baygin Ozgul - - 2014
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of fluoride varnish vs a combination of chlorhexidine-thymol varnish plus a gel containing chlorhexidine and fluoride on oral hygiene and caries prevention in disabled children. Materials and Methods: Ninety patients aged 3-17 years who were treated under general anaesthesia were randomly assigned into three groups ...
Zhou You - - 2014
Midfoot osteotomy has been previously confirmed to be a good method to correct pes cavus. How to fix the osteotomy and which point to choose for the procedure has been a focus for most surgeons. The aim of this study was to analyse the outcomes of a series of patients ...
Licciardone John C JC The Osteopathic Research Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center, United States; Department of Medical Education, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, United States. Electronic address: - - 2014
Clinical response and relapse following a regimen of osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) were assessed in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) within the OSTEOPATHIC Trial, a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study. Initial clinical response and subsequent stability of response, including final response and relapse status at week 12, were determined ...
Sanford Mark M Adis, 41 Centorian Drive, Private Bag 65901, Mairangi Bay, North Shore, 0754, Auckland, New Zealand, - - 2014
Latanoprost is an ester prodrug prostaglandin F2α analogue that is a selective agonist of endogenous prostanoid FP receptors and that reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) by increasing the uveoscleral outflow of aqueous humour. Preservative-free (PF) latanoprost [Monoprost(®)] is a new formulation of latanoprost that is approved for use in the EU ...
Kovatcheva Roussanka R Department of Thyroid and Metabolic Bone Disorders, University Hospital of Endocrinology, Sofia Medical University, 2, Zdrave street, 1431, Sofia, Bulgaria, - - 2014
To investigate the long-term efficacy and safety of ultrasound (US)-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). In our prospective study, 13 of 72 screened patients with PHPT were eligible for HIFU treatment, which was performed in one or two sessions. Parathyroid adenoma size and function ...
Fabi Sabrina G SG Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick, Groff, & Fabi, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, California; Department of Dermatology/Medicine, University of California, San Diego, - - 2014
Melasma is distressing for patients and challenging for physicians to treat. Clinical data from controlled comparative studies is lacking to support the efficacy, longevity, and safety of laser treatments for melasma. Compare the efficacy and safety of low fluence Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (1,064 nm) laser (Nd:YAG) versus low-fluence Q-switched ...
Noshchenko Andriy A *Department of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, United States †Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, United - - 2014
Systematic review with meta-analysis. To (1) evaluate long-term patient-centered clinical outcomes after lumbar arthrodesis with or without decompression for lumbar spondylosis and (2) compare these outcomes with those of alternative treatments, including non surgical and surgical which maintain mobility of the lumbar spine. The effective treatment of lumbar spondylosis is ...
Li Shunping S *PhD †MSc ‡BN Centre for Health Management and Policy, Shandong University, Jinan, China (SL); Key Lab for Health Economics and Policy Research, Ministry of Health, Jinan, China (SL); Affiliated Eye Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, China (GW, YX); Health Economics Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (AG); and Flinders Health Economics Group, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia - - 2014
To elicit utility values of adult myopic patients in mainland China. A valid sample of 442 myopia patients (spherical equivalent at least -0.5 diopters) aged 17 to 44 years who were scheduled to undergo refractive surgery were recruited. Information on time trade-off ([TTO] years of life willing to sacrifice for ...
Akhoondinasab Mohammad Reza MR Faculty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Research Centre, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address: - - 2014
Assessing effect of three herbal medicines on healing of deep second and third degree burns in rats and their comparison with silver sulfadiazine group. 40 rats were randomly assigned to one of the four groups, each group 10 rats. A deep second degree burn and a third degree burn were ...
Fernández E E Department of Restorative Dentistry - Faculty of Dentistry - University of Chile; Department of Restorative Dentistry - School of Dentistry - University Estadual Paulista-Unesp.. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this clinical randomized, triple-blind cohort study was to assess the longevity of repairs to localized clinical defects in composite resin restorations that were initially planned to be treated with a restoration replacement. Twenty-eight patients aged 18 to 80 years old with 50 composite resin restorations (CR) were ...
Protic Marijana M Department of Gastroenterology, Spital Tiefenau, Tiefenaustrasse 112, 3004 Bern, Switzerland; Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Among patients with steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) in whom a first rescue therapy has failed, a second line salvage treatment can be considered to avoid colectomy. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of second or third line rescue therapy over a one-year period. Response to single or sequential rescue treatments ...
Toth Peter P PP Preventive Cardiology, CGH Medical Center , Sterling, Illinois , - - 2014
Pulmonary embolism (PE) represents a potentially life-threatening venous thromboembolic disorder, and prompt treatment is vital to prevent early mortality. However, diagnosis of PE is complicated by the range of signs and symptoms with which it presents. Clinical risk scores, imaging techniques, and laboratory tests are recommended in clinical guidelines to ...
Choi Jae Eun JE Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Korea University, - - 2014
Abstract Background: While the Q-switched alexandrite laser (QSAL) and the Q-switched neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (QSNY) laser, have been widely used in treating nevus of Ota, few studies compared them. Objective: To compare the efficacies of the QSAL and the QSNY laser in the treatment of nevus of Ota in Korean patients. Methods ...
Gursu Haz─▒m Alper HA Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Baskent University, Ankara, - - 2014
Protein-losing enteropathy is a rare complication of the Fontan palliation surgery. Budesonide is an effective treatment option for protein-losing enteropathy. We reviewed our retrospective experience in four patients who were treated with oral budesonide. Four patients with refractory protein-losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation were started on oral budesonide 9 mg/daily. ...
Kim Soon Sun SS Department of Gastroenterology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, South - - 2014
OBJECTIVES:This study aimed to evaluate the risk of development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) according to underlying liver status and virological response (VR) to entecavir (ETV) in chronic hepatitis B patients with cirrhosis. Procollagen III N-terminal peptide (PIIINP) concentration during ETV treatment and its association with HCC development were also evaluated.METHODS:A ...
Venancio F F Department of Stomatology IV, School of Dentistry, University Complutense of Madrid, Madrid, - - 2014
The aim of this randomised prospective study was to evaluate the effects of slow maxillary expansion with expansion plates and Hyrax expanders on the kinematics of the mandible after cross-bite correction. Thirty children (15 boys and 15 girls), aged 7·1-11·8, with unilateral cross-bite and functional shift were divided into two ...
Huang Chieh-Chi CC Division of Plastic Surgery, Tzu Chi Dalin General Hospital, Chiayi County, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien County, - - 2014
Combined bypass surgery with free flap reconstruction is an established method for lower limb salvage. But the success of the combination of endovascular revascularization together with free tissue transfer has so far not been well established. A retrospective review of all patients who had undergone endovascular revascularization and reconstructed with ...
Sackel David J DJ Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to develop a consensus regarding the appropriate regimen to evaluate long-term suppressive antiviral treatment to reduce complications from herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) and identify potential study sites. In January 2013, a survey of 13 questions was distributed among cornea fellowship directors, board members of ...
Patterson Brendan M BM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - - 2014
After failure of nonoperative treatment, repair has long been the primary treatment option for symptomatic superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) lesions of the shoulder. There is growing evidence to support both biceps tenotomy and tenodesis as effective alternative treatments for SLAP lesions. For patients with isolated SLAP lesions, the ...
Lindgren Gun G Department of Ophthalmology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, - - 2014
To present the results of a 30-year prospective study in which eyelid basal cell carcinomas were treated with cryosurgery. Basal cell carcinomas with well-defined borders on the eyelids or medial canthus, diagnosed by punch biopsy, were included. Cryosurgery was performed using liquid nitrogen sprayed into a cone circumscribing the tumours. ...
Deslee Gaëtan G Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospital of Reims, Reims, - - 2014
The lung volume reduction (LVR) coil is a minimally invasive bronchoscopic nitinol device designed to reduce hyperinflation and improve elastic recoil in severe emphysema. We investigated the feasibility, safety and efficacy of LVR coil treatment in a prospective multicentre cohort trial in patients with severe emphysema. Patients were treated in ...
Vida V L VL Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery Unit Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery University of Padua, Padua, Italy - - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of fibrinogen/thrombin-coated collagen patch (FTCCP)(TachoSil®) during intraoperative hemostasis in patients with congenital heart disease, who required a reoperation during childhood. We reviewed data on the intraoperative blood product requirements and hospital costs of children (age <16 years) who ...
Roy Anne-Laure AL 1Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U1073, Service de Physiologie Digestive, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rouen, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Centre d'Investigation Clinique 0204, Rouen, France 2Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U1073, Service de Chirurgie Digestive, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rouen, Rouen, France 3Unité de Biostatistiques, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rouen, Rouen, - - 2014
Sacral nerve stimulation has a place in the treatment algorithm for fecal incontinence, but the predictive factors of its midterm and long-term success are unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a 3-year sacral nerve stimulation treatment of fecal continence and to identify specific predictive ...
Jia Yanni Y Shandong Eye Hospital, Shandong Eye Institute, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Jinan, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of anterior chamber washout, amniotic membrane transplantation, and topical use of corticosteroids in the treatment of severe peripheral ulcerative keratitis with membranous endothelial exudation. Twelve patients (12 eyes) with severe corneal ulceration were included. All ulcers were located at the ...
Alexander Jeffrey A JA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Topical steroid therapy has been used to treat eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) for more than 15 years. We review the treatment trials of topical steroid therapy in adult patients with EoE. Currently, there is no commercially available preparation designed to deliver the steroid to the esophagus. Current regimens consist of swallowing steroid ...
Saraceno R R Department of Dermatology Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy - - - 2014
Lactoferrin (LF), a non-haem iron binding glycoprotein, shares antimicrobial properties with innate immune system components influencing proinflammatory release of cytokines involved in psoriatic plaque development. The objective of the study was to verify if LF could provide a therapeutic application in psoriasis. An open-label, two arms, 4-week trial was designed ...
Spring P P Dermatology Clinic, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, - - 2014
Prurigo nodularis (PN), or nodular prurigo, is a chronic, debilitating, inflammatory skin disease. It can be very difficult to manage, and represents a challenge for the physician. Methotrexate (MTX) is a safe folic acid antagonist widely used in the management of inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis. Weekly administration of ...
Lozzi A A General Practitioner Specialist in Internal Medicine Codogno, Lodi, Italy - - - 2014
Cardiovascular system pathologies are responsible for 30-35% of deaths in industrialized countries thus making cardiovasculopathy the leading cause of disease-induced death. Many risk factors and the presence of a chronic inflammatory state represent the substrate for the development of cardiovascular disease. Hypercholesterolemia is considered one of the most important risk ...
Iori M M Cardiac Surgery Unit Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere ScientificoReggio Emilia, Italy - - - 2014
Both ablation catheters with irrigated system and 8mm tip-catheters have shown to be more effective for typical atrial flutter radiofrequency (RF) ablation when compared to conventional 4 mm tip catheter. The purpose of this prospective study was to compare the efficiency of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) of the cavotricuspid isthmus ...
Gaba Ron C RC 1 Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, 1740 W Taylor St, MC 931, Chicago, IL - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of flow-directed catheter thrombolysis for treatment of submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS. In this single-institution retrospective study, 19 patients (nine men and 10 women; mean age [± SD], 54 ± 13 years) with submassive PE ...
Stern Sara S From the *Division of Immunology, Rheumatology, Allergy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; †Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Pediatric Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil; and ‡Division of Rheumatology, University of Southern California, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Pediatric Takayasu arteritis (pTA) is difficult to treat and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to describe clinical characteristics for pTA and determine the safety and efficacy of cyclophosphamide (CYC) and infliximab (IFX) in pTA. This was a retrospective analysis of 23 pTA ...
Guimarães Carolina Okada Zerbini CO *Department of Dermatology, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil; †Department of Dermatology, State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Botucatu, - - 2014
The antimetabolite 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is used for topical treatment of actinic keratosis. Overall improvement in the skin is also observed. Additionally, 5-FU was reported to be used for superficial peels. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 5% 5-FU cream compared with peels for photodamaged forearms. This interventional, randomized, comparative, ...
Rkein Ali A *Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital; †Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, Miami, - - 2014
Atrophic scars represent a loss of collagen and a challenging reconstructive dilemma with disappointing traditional treatments. To study the safety and efficacy of the treatment of atrophic scars using an ablative fractionated CO2 laser and topical poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) immediately after to improve atrophic scars. This was an uncontrolled, institutional ...
Mita Mariko M From Shinagawa LASIK Center (Mita, Tomita), Chiyoda-ku, and Minoru Tomita Eye Clinic Ginza (Mita, Tomita), Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; the Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Magill Vision Center, Charleston, and the Department of Bioengineering and Science (Waring), Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA; the Department of Ophthalmology (Tomita), Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the effectiveness of accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) with riboflavin for keratoconus by the change in dioptric power and corneal topography. Private practice, Tokyo, Japan. Case series. The accelerated CXL treatments (KXL system) were performed using a 10-minute riboflavin 0.1% (Vibex Rapid) soak and a 3-minute ultraviolet-A (UVA) ...
Xing Lin L Department of Ophthalmology, Queen's University, Kingston, - - 2014
To describe intravitreal injection (IVI) techniques and treatment protocols by retina specialists in Canada from August 1, 2012, to October 1, 2012. Cross-sectional survey. All fellowship-trained retina specialists across Canada, as identified from the Canadian Ophthalmological Society directory and the Canadian Retina and Vitreous Society directory. An anonymous 28-question survey ...
Rieck Birgit B Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B6V4, - - 2014
To study the therapeutic effect of focused ultrasound on abscesses induced by methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a major nosocomial pathogen where immunocompromised patients are prone to develop infections that are less and less responsive to regular treatments. Because of its capability to induce a rise of temperature at a ...
Dillenburg Caroline Siviero CS Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Pathology, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul 90035-003, - - 2014
ABSTRACT. Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a relatively common chronic mucocutaneous inflammatory disease and a search for novel therapeutic options has been performed. We sought to compare the efficacy of laser phototherapy (LPT) to topical clobetasol propionate 0.05% for the treatment of atrophic and erosive OLP. Forty-two patients with atrophic/erosive ...
Richman Jesse J Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Institute of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, - - 2014
To describe a modified suturing technique for the treatment of hypotony. A prospective case series of 15 patients with hypotony from an overfiltering trabeculectomy underwent full-thickness hypotony sutures. The technique involves placing several radial interrupted 10-0 nylon sutures in the area of the prior trabeculectomy. The suture pass starts at ...
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