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Kersten Roel Fmr - - 2014
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages have been widely used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disorders, and show good clinical results. Still, complications such as subsidence and migration of the cage are frequently seen. A lack of osteointegration and fibrous tissues surrounding PEEK cages are held responsible. Ceramic implants made of ...
Xie Xiaotian X Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Tongji University, 389 Xincun Road, Shanghai 200065, P.R China. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the effects of rabbit anti-human thymocyte globulin (R-ATG) and Jurkat cell-reactive anti-T lymphocyte globulin (ATG-F) in the treatment of childhood aplastic anemia (AA) and compare their efficacy and side effects. A total of 53 children with AA were analyzed in the present study, including 32 cases of severe ...
Capkin Erhan E Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division Rheumatology Farabi Hospital, Karadeniz Technical University, Medical School, Trabzon, - - 2014
To retrospectively investigate and compare the effects of tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitors (TNFi) on hepatic enzymes in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. A retrospective analysis of the records of 94 AS (66 male, 28 female) patients using TNFi was performed. Patients' clinical data, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity (BASDAI) scores, ...
Serra Raffaele R Interuniversity Center of Phlebolymphology, International Research and Educational Program in Clinical and Experimental Biotechnology, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy; Department of Surgical and Medical Sciences, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, - - 2014
Pathophysiological events involved in the onset of chronic venous ulceration (CVU) are inflammation, activation of polymorphonucleates (PMNs) and secretion of proteases such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which degrade extracellular matrix (ECM) that is a support for vascular and tissutal wall. MMPs, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and inflammatory cytokines are overexpressed ...
Kamihira Osamu O Department of Urology, Komaki City Hospital, Komaki, Aichi, - - 2014
To treat the ureteral stenosis caused by retroperitoneal fibrosis, we used Seprafilm® for wrapping the ureter and confirmed the efficacy of this method. Between August 2010 and September 2012, 11 ureters in 8 patients (7 males and 1 female, mean age: 65) with retroperitoneal fibrosis were treated. The mean length ...
Brown Simon G A SG Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perth, WA, Australia; Emergency Medicine, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia; Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, - - 2014
Spontaneous pneumothorax can be managed initially by observation, aspiration or chest drain insertion. To determine the clinical features of spontaneous pneumothorax in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), interventions, outcomes and potential risk factors for poor outcomes after treatment. Retrospective chart review from EDs of three major referral and ...
Li X X Department of Vascular Surgery, Qingpu Branch of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, - - 2014
Autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the first choice for hemodialysis access in renal failure with uremia. However, AVF cannot be performed in some patients due to small and narrow veins in the forearm. In this study, a Fogarty catheter was used to establish autogenous radiocephalic hemodialysis access in patients with ...
Kirkwood Graham G Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 2AB, - - 2014
ObjectivesFollowing the election of the Labour government in 1997, policies were developed in England to reduce waiting times for NHS treatment with commitments to reduce health inequalities. Similar policies were adopted in Scotland but with less emphasis on the use of the private sector to deliver NHS treatments than in ...
Flores Roberto L RL 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Medical Center, 702 Riley Hospital Drive, RI 2511, Indianapolis, IN 46202 2Private Practice Amman, Jordan 3Private Practice, Salt Lake City, UT 4Division of Plastic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton 5Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, - - 2014
We present an outcomes analysis of mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) versus tongue-lip adhesion (TLA) in the surgical treatment of Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS). A retrospective, 15-year, single-surgeon review of all non-syndromic neonates with Pierre Robin Sequence treated with MDO (n=24) (2004-2009) or TLA (n=15) (1994-2004). Recorded outcomes included: time of ...
Yang Xiaoling X aGraduate School, Tianjin Medical University bTianjin Second People's Hospital, Tianjin Institute of Hepatology, Tianjin, - - 2014
Data are limited for comparison of the long-term efficacy of telbivudine (LdT) between hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related compensated and decompensated cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of LdT in treatment-naive patients with HBV-related compensated and decompensated cirrhosis in 96 weeks. We reviewed the data of ...
Jordan José Antonio JA Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Stroke Unit, Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, CIMEQ; La Habana, Cuba - - - 2014
Endovascular therapy is a therapeutic option that can achieve total obliteration of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The objective of this study was to determine the predictive factors of total obliteration in the endovascular treatment of AVMs. A prospective study was carried out in 71 patients with cerebral AVMs having undergone ...
Hudzik Bartosz B Third Department of Cardiology, Silesian Center for Heart Disease, Medical University of - - 2014
Alexopoulos et al presented interesting data showing that in 'real life' scenario there are no differences in one-month outcome between bivalirudin and no bivalirudin treated patients.[1] When talking about bivalirudin efficacy, we have to consider two distinct features: treatment effect (antithrombotic action) and side effect (bleeding events). In HORIZONS-AMI trial, there ...
Mak Tak-Man TM Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
Moisturizing creams and lotions are commonly used in daily life for beauty and treatment of different skin conditions such as dryness and wrinkling, and ultrasound stimulation has been used to enhance the delivery of ingredients into skin. However, there is a lack of convenient methods to study the effect of ...
Song D D Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Although the stent retriever (SR) has shown a better reperfusion rate and clinical outcome than the older generation mechanical clot retrieval device, it is uncertain whether the SR is superior to intra-arterial fibrinolysis (IAF). Ischaemic stroke patients who were treated with SR or IAF as initial endovascular treatment modality for ...
Park Se-Won SW Department of Dermatology, Samsung Medical Center, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, - - 2014
Ingrown nail is a common nail problem resulting in pain and disability in daily life. Recently, a new treatment modality for an ingrown nail was reported that used a device composed of shape-memory alloy, K-D. The aim of the present study was to determine the efficacy, recurrence rate and complications ...
Jiang Haifeng - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors associated with dropout from Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) clinics within a 1 year follow-up cohort study in China. A data analysis is to explore the adherence of MMT during one year from three hundred and twenty patients with heroin ...
Noar Mark M Heartburn & Reflux Study Center, Endoscopic Microsurgery Associates PA, 7402 York Road 100, Towson, MD, 21204, USA, - - 2014
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) often seek alternative therapy for inadequate symptom control, with over 40 % not responding to medical treatment. We evaluated the long-term safety, efficacy, and durability of response to radiofrequency treatment of the lower esophageal sphincter (Stretta). Using an intent-to-treat analysis, we prospectively assessed 217 patients ...
Soeters Nienke N From the Utrecht Cornea Research Group (Soeters, van Bussel, van der Valk, Van der Lelij), Department of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, and Zonnestraal Eye Hospital (Tahzib), Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare central corneal thickness (CCT) with and without using an eyelid speculum during corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL). University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Prospective nonrandomized comparative study. Eyes with progressive keratoconus were treated by CXL and consecutively divided into 2 groups. In Group A, an eyelid speculum remained in ...
Moyle Graeme J GJ St. Stephens AIDS Research, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH, UK, - - 2014
Antiretroviral drug regimen choice may influence changes in body composition. The objective of this study was to compare changes in body composition between ritonavir-boosted atazanavir (ATV/r) and ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (LPV/r) over 96 weeks using data from a substudy of CASTLE, which compared once-daily ATV/r with twice-daily LPV/r, both in combination with ...
Pérez-Bárcena Jon J Intensive Care Department, Son Espases University Hospital, Crta Valldemossa 79, 07010, Palma, Spain, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of the intravenous (i.v.) L-alanyl-L-glutamine dipeptide supplementation during 5 days on clinical outcome in trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial. Glutamine was not given as a component of nutrition but as an extra infusion. The primary ...
Kim Eric H EH Division of Urology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, - - 2014
To compare perioperative and oncologic outcomes between laparoscopic (LCA) and percutaneous cryoablation (PCA) and identify predictors of treatment failure after cryoablation. Retrospective analysis was performed on 145 patients undergoing LCA and 118 patients undergoing PCA at our institution between July 2000 and June 2011. LCA and PCA were performed on 167 ...
Radak Djordje D Institute for Cardiovascular Disease "Dedinje", Belgrade, Serbia; Belgrade University School of Medicine, Belgrade, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the initial and long-term results of endovascular treatment (EVT) in patients with symptomatic high-grade extracranial vertebral artery (VA) origin stenosis. From February 2001 to March 2013, 73 consecutive patients (33 men with a mean age of 61.7 ± 8.8 years) underwent EVT for symptomatic ...
Yang Pinglin - - 2014
The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of posterior vs. anterior instrumentation for the treatment of spinal tuberculosis in adults. The electronic databases such as PubMed, MEDLINE, Springer, EMBASE, Google scholar, and Cochrane library were searched to select the potentially relevant reports that compared the efficacy ...
Yoon Hong Man HM Hong Man Yoon, Young-Woo Kim, Daniel Reim, Bang Wool Eom, Ji Yeon Park, Keun Won Ryu, Gastric Cancer Branch, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang-si 410-769, South - - 2014
To determine whether the application of post-operative intravenous (IV)-iron for acute isovolemic anemia after gastrectomy for cancer may be effective. Among 2078 gastric cancer patients who underwent surgery between February 2007 and August 2009 at the National Cancer Center Korea, 368 patients developed post-operative anemia [hemoglobin-(Hb)-level < 9 g/dL] within ...
Atalar Hakan H Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara - - - 2014
Objective: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a deformity that may cause to serious disability. Early diagnosis and early treatment are very important. Our aim is to report the outcomes of infants with DDH who were treated with the Tübingen hip flexion splint.Materials and methods: Retrospectively, 49 patients (45 ...
Zelen Charles M CM Department of Clinical Research, Professional Education and Research Institute, Inc., Roanoke, VA, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to determine if weekly application of dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft reduce time to heal more effectively than biweekly application for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. This was an institutional review board-approved, registered, prospective, randomised, comparative, non-blinded, single-centre clinical trial. Patients with non-infected ulcers ...
Gyldenløve M M Department of Dermato-Allergology, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Hellerup, - - 2014
Psoriasis is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), possibly due to chronic low-grade systemic inflammation. Systemic anti-inflammatory treatment might reduce the risk of CVD. Our aim was to investigate if short-term treatment with methotrexate influences microvascular endothelial function (MEF), an early surrogate marker of atherosclerosis, in patients with ...
Yao Z-W ZW Department of Neurology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210011, People's Republic of - - 2014
Treatment guidelines recommend combination antifungal therapy with amphotericin B (AmB) as an induction therapy for cryptococcal meningitis. The objective of this study was to compare the survival benefit between 5-FC (flucytosine) and fluconazole as second-line drugs given in combination with AmB. We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of ...
Armesto Susana S Service of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Universidad de Cantabria , Santander , Spain - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of adalimumab in biologic naïve versus non-biologic naïve psoriasis patients. Methods: A retrospective multicenter study of patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis treated uninterruptedly with adalimumab between 6 and 36 months. Results: A total of 100 patients (52 men, 48 women; mean age 45.5 ...
Tanhaeivash Roozbeh R Pediatric Urology Research Center, Section of Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Therapy, Department of Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric Center of Excellence, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, No. 62 Dr. Qarib's St, Keshavarz Blvd, Tehran, 1419433151, Iran - - 2014
To report the results of endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) with concomitant injection of pure calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) and autologous blood. Records of patients who underwent endoscopic correction of VUR using concomitant injection of CaHA and autologous blood from 2008 through 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Data regarding patients' demographics, ...
Dastgheib Ladan L Molecular Dermatology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences , Shiraz , - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: To investigate the therapeutic efficacy of tacrolimus compared with azathioprine in the treatment of pemphigus vulgaris. Methods: About 23 patients received prednisolone and azathioprine, and 23 patients prednisolone and tacrolimus for 6 months. Pemphigus activity scores, the time that new bulla formation stopped, the time corticosteroid was tapered, ...
Waisbourd Michael M Department of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv Medical Center (affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University), Tel Aviv, - - 2014
Background/Aims: Bevacizumab (Avastin), an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drug, has been successfully used in recent years to treat ocular pathologies, mostly by intravitreal administration. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of topically applied bevacizumab for the treatment of neovascular glaucoma (NVG). Methods: Patients with ...
Perkins Jonathan A JA Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute, Seattle, Washington2Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington3Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE Propranolol therapy is changing the treatment paradigm for infantile hemangioma. This study addresses the effect of propranolol therapy on the treatment of nasal infantile hemangioma (NIH), an area that often does not respond to medical therapy. OBJECTIVE To determine if propranolol treatment is associated with fewer invasive treatments for ...
Zhang Q Q QQ Department of Interventional Radiology and Vascular Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the strategy and long-term outcomes of endovascular treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) complicated by inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis. The treatment strategy and outcomes of BCS complicated by IVC thrombosis were retrospectively evaluated in a single-center study. The treatment was aimed at ...
Terrin Gianluca - - 2014
Inhibitors of the cyclo-oxygenase component of prostaglandin-H2 synthetase, namely indomethacin and ibuprofen, are commonly used in the treatment of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus. These drugs are associated with serious adverse events, including gastrointestinal perforation, renal failure and bleeding. The role of paracetamol, an inhibitor of the peroxidase component of ...
Di Nisio Marcello M Department of Medical, Oral, and Biotechnological Sciences, Università "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy2Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the - - 2014
What treatments for lower extremity superficial thrombophlebitis are associated with lower rates of venous thromboembolic events (VTE), major bleeding, and superficial venous thrombosis extension? Fondaparinux (2.5 mg) subcutaneously once daily for 45 days is associated with fewer symptomatic VTEs and lower rates of superficial venous thrombosis extension and recurrence with ...
Wells Philip S PS Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada2Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, - - 2014
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), comprising deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a common, potentially lethal condition with acute morbidity. To review the etiology of VTE and the 3 phases of VTE treatment: acute (first 5-10 days), long-term (from end of acute treatment to 3-6 months), and extended (beyond ...
Jiang Nan N State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound Engineering in Medicine Co-founded by Chongqing and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering, College of Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, China, - - 2014
To evaluate the role of the ultrasound contrast agent SonoVue in enhancing the ablation effects of ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) on uterine fibroids. Eighty patients with solitary uterine fibroids at a single center were randomly assigned to a control or SonoVue group. Of these, 40 were treated using HIFU ...
den Hoedt Claire H CH 1] Department of Internal Medicine, Maasstad Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands [2] Department of Nephrology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The - - 2014
Online hemodiafiltration may diminish inflammatory activity through amelioration of the uremic milieu. However, impurities in water quality might provoke inflammatory responses. We therefore compared the long-term effect of low-flux hemodialysis to hemodiafiltration on the systemic inflammatory activity in a randomized controlled trial. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 were measured for ...
Altin Firat H FH Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Diyarbakir Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakir, - - 2014
ObjectiveThe present study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of endovenous laser ablation with a 1470-nm laser and to analyze the short- to mid-term results of endovenous laser ablation procedures to treat great saphenous vein insufficiency.MethodIn this retrospective study, 200 patients (230 limbs) with symptomatic varicose veins secondary to great saphenous ...
Gonzalez A A Division of Gastroenterology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
A Schatzki ring is a submucosal, fibrotic thickening located at the gastroesophageal junction. Endoscopic treatment traditionally involves disruption of the ring. Many approaches have been described including bougies, balloons, biopsies, and diathermic monopolar incision. While all of these approaches are effective in the short-term, recurrence is common. The objective of ...
Yang Chao H CH Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts2currently a student at Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE Cryoglobulins are cold-precipitating immunoglobulins that occur secondary to lymphoproliferative disorders, chronic viral infections, and autoimmune disorders. The treatment of cryoglobulinemia should target the underlying disorder; however, such an approach may be difficult, and therapeutic options remain limited for type I cryoglobulinemia. OBSERVATIONS We report a case of recalcitrant type ...
Qureshi Adnan I AI Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, - - 2014
A delay in endovascular treatment is less likely if acute ischemic stroke patients proceed from emergency department (ED) to computed tomographic (CT) scanner and directly to angiographic suite (no turn back approach). We determined the feasibility of the "no turn back approach" and its effect on treatment times and patient ...
Li F N FN 1] Department of Orthopedics, Third Affiliated Hospital of PLA Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China [2] Department of Orthopedics, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, People's Republic of - - 2014
Study design:A retrospective comparative study.Objectives:To compare clinical outcomes of surgery or non-operated treatment for mild cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) patients with intramedullary increased signal intensity (ISI) on T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), related factors that may affect prognosis were explored.Methods:Data from 91 patients treated from July 2008 ...
Goren Andy A Applied Biology, Irvine, California, USA; Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University of Rome "G.Marconi", Rome, - - 2014
Numerous studies have demonstrated that natural sunlight therapy at the Dead Sea provides therapeutic efficacy for vitiligo patients on par with artificial broadband and narrowband ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy; however, similar treatments at locals at or above sea level fail due to the development of erythema prior to sufficient therapeutic ...
Korobko Igor V IV VR Foundation, New York, New - - 2014
Vitiligo progression is attributed to immune system malfunctioning, thus immunomodulating compounds might be beneficial in stopping vitiligo progression which is a prerequisite for successful repigmentation. The goal of this study was to assess efficacy of acridone acetic acid, sodium salt (Na-AAA), an immunomodulating compound with favorable safety profile, in stabilizing ...
Greco Antonella A Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, - - 2014
Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common proliferating embrional tumors of infancy, which are constituted by endothelial cell hyperproliferation. The authors want to report their observations of further 14 patients suffering from complicated IHs involving the facial district who were treated with propranolol. 14 patients, with ages between 3 and ...
Iester Michele M Laboratorio clinico anatomo-funzionale per la diagnosi e il trattamento del glaucoma e della malattie neurooftalmologiche, Clinica Oculistica, DiNOGMI, University of Genoa, Genoa, - - 2014
Aim: To investigate and compare the effects of topical benzalkonium chloride-preserved prostaglandins (PGAs) on the ocular surface in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma before and after 3 months of treatment with additional 0.5% preservative-free tamarind seed polysaccharide single-dose eyedrops (TSP®, Oftagen, Pisa, Italy). Methods: This was a prospective, longitudinal, multicenter ...
Hofstede Stefanie N - - 2014
National and international evidence-based guidelines for hip and knee osteoarthritis recommend to start with (a combination of) conservative treatments, followed by surgical intervention if a patient does not respond sufficiently to conservative treatment options. Despite these recommendations, there are strong indications that conservative treatments are not optimally used in orthopedic ...
Honparkhe M M Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the synchrony in follicular wave emergence and subsequent ovulation following dominant follicle ablation or estradiol-17β administration. Six cycling Murrah buffaloes were sequentially allotted to three groups, that is, control, follicular ablation, and estradiol-17β groups. For the control group, buffaloes at random stages ...
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