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Rodrigues Tiago T Departamento de Neurorradiologia, Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Poro, Largo Prof. Abel Salazar, 4099-001, Porto, Portugal, - - 2014
To report the epidemiological features, clinical presentation, angiographic characteristics and therapeutic options, success and complication rates in patients with dural carotid cavernous fistulas (dural CCFs). Retrospective evaluation of patients followed in our institution between January of 2005 and September of 2013. There were 38 patients, 76 % females, with an average ...
Jiang H H Peking University People's Hospital, Peking University Institute of Hematology, Beijing Key Laboratory of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Beijing, - - 2014
CML treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has improved many patients' prognosis, but during the disease's terminal phase, the blast crisis (CML-BC), has been disappointing. Allo-HSCT is another treatment, but survival rates are still disappointing. Currently, a combination of these two is suggested but with little evidence. This retrospective comparison ...
Altay Mehmet Ali MA 1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Akdeniz University , Antalya, Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate and report on low-level laser therapy (LLLT) supported medical-surgical treatment outcomes of 11 patients with bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) lesions. Background data: BRONJ is a severe clinical condition, which adversely affects patients' lives. Even though various treatment ...
Bashir Riyaz R Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, - - 2014
The role of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in the treatment of acute proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is controversial, and the nationwide safety outcomes are unknown. The primary objective was to compare in-hospital outcomes of CDT plus anticoagulation with those of anticoagulation alone. The secondary objective was to evaluate the temporal ...
Miloslavsky E M - - 2014
Introduction Disease relapses are frequent in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). We evaluated the outcomes of patients re-treated with rituximab (RTX) and prednisone for severe disease relapses. Methods The Rituximab in AAV trial was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial comparing the rates of remission induction among patients treated with ...
Lee Dong Kun DK Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
Ethanol ablation has been known as an effective, easy, and safe treatment of cystic thyroid lesions. The objective of the present study was to evaluate efficacy of ethanol ablation as a minimally invasive management of thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC). Between January 2012 and July 2013, 9 TGDC patients were diagnosed ...
Wrigley Clinton W CW Department of Interventional Radiology, Christiana Care Health System, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, Delaware - - 2014
To investigate the feasibility, safety, and outcome of endovascular recanalization of native chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in patients with failed lower-extremity bypass grafts. Retrospective review of 19 limbs in 18 patients with failed lower-extremity bypass grafts that underwent recanalization of native arterial occlusions between February 2009 and April 2013 was ...
Ortmaier Reinhold R Unfallchirurgie und Sporttraumatologie, Paracelsus medizinische Universität, Salzburg, Austria, - - 2014
We set out to compare osteosynthesis using the minimally invasive, semi-rigid, Humerusblock to reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) for primary fracture treatment in three- and four-part fractures in patients over 65 years old. In the study period from 2008 to 2011, we conducted a matched-pair analysis of 25 patients treated with ...
Souteyrand Geraud G Department of Cardiology, Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand, - - 2014
Aims: To assess whether a strategy of invasive management without stents in selected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with a large thrombus burden (LTB) might be feasible and safe. Methods and results: We performed a prospective non-randomised observational cohort study of invasive treatment decisions guided by optical coherence tomography (OCT) ...
Bektas Hüseyin H Clinic for General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Medical University of Hannover, 30625, Hannover, - - 2014
This randomized, controlled, single-blinded multicenter study evaluated the efficacy of latest-generation fibrin sealant containing synthetic aprotinin as fibrinolysis inhibitor as supportive treatment for hemostasis after elective partial hepatectomy. Adult subjects undergoing resection of at least one liver segment were assigned to treatment with fibrin sealant or manual compression with a ...
Martinelli Ida I Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis, University of Milan, - - 2014
To investigate the characteristics and clinical course of cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) we compared 48 patients with MPN and CVT (group MPN-CVT) to 87 with MPN and other venous thrombosis (group MPN-VT) and 178 with MPN and no thrombosis (group MPN-NoT) matched by sex, ...
Payette Alexis - - 2014
Context: Hemoperfusion (HP) or dialysis is occasionally used following carbamazepine (CBZ) toxicity but it remains unclear which is the most efficient modality. We describe a case of severe CBZ intoxication treated with different extracorporeal modalities during which CBZ toxicokinetics were compared. Case details: A 58-year-old man was transferred to our ...
Kim Bum Joon BJ Departments of Radiology - - 2014
Object Endovascular procedures are one of the important treatment options for steno-occlusive arteries in ischemic stroke patients. However, embolic complications after such procedures are always a concern. The authors investigated the association between serial change of residual platelet reactivity and silent embolic cerebral infarction (SECI) after endovascular treatment. Methods Ischemic ...
Nayak Atul A Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University , Loughborough , - - 2014
Abstract A study that combines microneedles (MNs) and sonophoresis pre-treatment was explored to determine their combined effects on percutaneous delivery of lidocaine from a polymeric hydrogel formulation. Varying ratios of carboxymethylcellulose and gelatine (NaCMC/gel ranges 1:1.60-1:2.66) loaded with lidocaine were prepared and characterized for zeta potential and particle size. Additionally, ...
Wiman Eriksson Eva E Department of Dental Sleep Medicine, Postgraduate Dental Education Center, Örebro, - - 2014
This 10-year follow-up prospective study aimed to evaluate the effects of treatment with a mandibular protruding device (MPD) on respiratory parameters and subjective symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snoring. Seventy-seven consecutive patients diagnosed with OSA or snoring were treated with an MPD. At baseline and the ...
Frazzitta Giuseppe G "Moriggia-Pelascini" Hospital, Gravedona ed Uniti, Italy Fondazione Europea Ricerca Biomedica FERB, "S. Isidoro" Hospital, Trescore Balneario, Italy - - 2014
Background. Although physical exercise improves motor aspects of Parkinson's disease (PD), it is not clear whether it may also have a neuroprotective effect. Objective. In this 2-year follow-up study, we determined whether intensive exercise in the early stages of the disease slows down PD progression. Methods. Forty newly diagnosed patients ...
Mineshita M M Division of Respiratory and Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, 2-16-1, Sugao, Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki, 216-8511, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
There are only a few reports of the use of impulse oscillation system (IOS) for the evaluation of COPD treatment. In this study, we applied IOS and spirometry to evaluate the effectiveness of fluticasone propionate and salmeterol (SFC) combined with tiotropium (TIO) in COPD patients. Following a 4-week run-in period ...
Inoue Maiko M Department of Ophthalmology, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, - - 2014
To evaluate the functional and morphologic outcomes of patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy who underwent intravitreal aflibercept treatment. We prospectively studied all the treatment-naive patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy who were scheduled to undergo intravitreal aflibercept between February 2013 and July 2013. The best-corrected visual acuity was compared before treatment ...
Singh Rishi P RP *Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; †Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; and ‡Genentech Inc, South San Francisco, - - 2014
To evaluate the incidence of collateral vessel formation and to determine their impact on best-corrected visual acuity and central foveal thickness in patients with branch or central retinal vein occlusion (BRVO, CRVO) receiving 0.3 mg or 0.5 mg of ranibizumab, or sham. This retrospective analysis was performed in patients with ...
Paúl Laura L 1Interventional Neurorradiology Department, 2Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery Department, 3Medical Physics Department, Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, - - 2014
Stereotactic radiosurgery (RS) is an effective tool in treating brain AVMs. Careful study of AVM angiographic characteristics may improve results. To report the long-term outcomes of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) in brain AVMs focusing on how the angioarchitectural and hemodynamic parameters of AVMs impact the post-radiosurgery results. Retrospective longitudinal study ...
Arduc Ayse A From the *Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ministry of Health, Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey; †National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Diabetes, Endocrine and Obesity Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; ‡Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Duzce University, Duzce, Turkey; §Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ministry of Health, Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey; and ¶Faculty of Medicine, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Hitit University, Corum, - - 2014
Radioactive Iodine therapy (RAIT) plays a major role in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. In addition to the thyroid gland, significant amounts of radioactive iodine are maintained in the stomach. The aim of this study was to determine if RAIT has any effect on Helicobacter pylori infection, based on the C ...
Camathias Carlo C Paediatric Orthopaedic Department, University Children's Hospital Basle, Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare meniscal stabilization alone with screw fixation in restoring subjective and objective knee function and structural cartilage integrity in skeletally immature patients with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee. This study comprised 28 patients (32 knees) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-confirmed OCD. Unstable ...
Gifford Paul - - 2014
To investigate changes to corneal surface aberrations and vision between PresbyLASIK and LASIK for correction of presbyopia using the MEL 80 platform (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany). The retrospective data of 31 patients who underwent PresbyLASIK (the PresbyLASIK group) between January 2009 and November 2011 and 20 matched patients who ...
Meyborg M M Division of Vascular Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Münster, Germany - - - 2014
Recanalization of long segmental occlusions of femoropopliteal arteries can be achieved by angioplasty and implantation of nitinol stents with high procedural success rates. However, due to recurrent in--stent restenoses (ISR) some patients need repeated interventions and their intermediate success rates are uncertain. Patients who were treated in our center from ...
De Rui M M Department of Medicine DIMED, Geriatrics Division, University of Padova, Italy - - - 2014
The high cost of cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) makes it crucial for the clinician to accurately identify subjects who will benefit from treatment. In Italy ChEI efficacy is assessed after 3 months, but this time interval may not be enough to know whether to continue or abandon the treatment. The aim ...
Sedivá Lucie L Department of Cardiology, Na Homolce Hospital, Roentgenova 2, Prague 5 150 30, Czech Republic - - 2014
Durable isolation of the pulmonary veins (PVs) remains the cornerstone of treatment for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) and is also used in the treatment of some patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. Visually guided laser ablation (VGLA) has been proven to be safe and effective as a treatment for atrial fibrillation ...
Milinkovic I I Department of Periodontology, Belgrade School of Dentistry, Belgrade, - - 2014
Gingival recession is defined as soft and hard tissue displacement resulting in root surface exposure. The optimal outcome of gingival recession treatment is complete, predictable and long-lasting root coverage with a significant level of tissue regeneration. Tissue engineering, which applies active regeneration principles, presents the contemporary treatment approach in the ...
Tomomatsu N N Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, - - 2014
Odontogenic maxillary sinusitis (OMS) is an inflammatory disease caused by the spread of dental inflammation into the sinus. The long-term administration of antibiotic medicine and/or treatment of the causative tooth are the usual initial treatments. These initial treatments are not always effective, and the reason is not well understood. The ...
Hornung B R BR Pelvic Floor Service, Department of General Surgery, University Hospital South - - 2014
Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is effective for some patients with faecal incontinence. Before insertion of a costly implant, percutaneous nerve evaluation (PNE) is undertaken to identify patients likely to report success from SNS. The aim of this study was to determine whether variables of anal sphincter function measured by anal ...
Uyeturk Ugur U Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Department Of Urology , A.I.B.U. Uroloji Bolu , Bolu, Turkey , 14000 ; - - 2014
Objective:Mitomycin C (MMC), bevacizumab, and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) are frequently used in cancer treatment. Each of these agents also exhibits antiproliferative properties in different tissues. We compared the efficacy of MMC, bevacizumab, and 5-FU for the prevention of urethral stricture (US). Materials and Methods: Forty male rabbits with traumatized urethras were ...
Ziemlewicz Timothy J TJ Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 Highland Avenue, E3/366, Madison, WI, 53792-3252, USA, - - 2014
This study was designed to explore the safety and efficacy of percutaneous microwave (MW) ablation as an alternative treatment for symptomatic giant hepatic hemangiomas. Patients (n = 7; 6 females, 1 male; mean age = 44 years) with symptomatic, giant hemangiomas (n = 8) were treated with ultrasound-guided percutaneous MW ablation and followed for a mean of ...
Dos Santos Aretha Aliny Ramos AA a Master's student, Graduate Program in Dentistry, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, PB, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To test the hypothesis that treatment time, debris/biofilm, and oral pH have an influence on the physical-chemical properties of orthodontic brackets and arch wires. Materials and Methods: One hundred twenty metal brackets were evaluated. They were divided into four groups (n  =  30) according to treatment time: group ...
Turk Aquilla S AS Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, - - 2014
The use of mechanical thrombectomy for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke has significantly advanced over the last 5 years. Few data are available comparing the cost and clinical and angiographic outcomes associated with available techniques. The aim of this study is to compare the cost and efficacy of current endovascular ...
Lee Young-Jun YJ From the Department of Medical Imaging (Y.-J.L., K.G.T., G.S., T.K.), and Division of Neurosurgery (T.K.), Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Radiology, Hanyang University Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea (Y.-J.L.); and Service de Neuroradiologie, CHU Bicêtre, Le Kremlin Bicêtre Cedex, France - - 2014
As a result of the rarity of spinal cord arteriovenous malformations (AVM), there are only a few series available that describe clinical features, outcome after treatment, and natural history of these lesions. In this article, we aim to describe our experience with both nidus- and fistulous-type spinal cord AVMs. Forty-four ...
Song In-Ho IH From the Department of Rheumatology and the Department of Radiology, Charité Medical University, Campus Charité Mitte, Berlin; German Rheumatism Research Center, Berlin, Germany; Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Pfizer; Schlosspark-Klinik; Endokrinologikum, Berlin, Germany. Supported by an unrestricted grant from Pfizer. Pfizer provided financial support and provided the study drug etanercept. I-H. Song, Rheumatology, Charité Medical University; K-G. Hermann, Department of Radiology, Charité Medical University; H. Haibel, Rheumatology, Charité Medical University; C.E. Althoff, Department of Radiology, Charité Medical University; D. Poddubnyy, Rheumatology, Charité Medical University; J. Listing; A. Weiß, German Rheumatism Research Center; B. Buß, Rheumatology, Charité Medical University; B. Freundlich, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania; E. Lange, Pfizer; R. Alten, Schlosspark-Klinik; M. Rudwaleit, Rheumatology, Charité Medical University, and Endokrinologikum; J. Sieper, Rheumatology, Charité Medical University. Address correspondence to Dr. J. Sieper, Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Med. Clinic I, Rheumatology, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12203 Berlin, Germany. E-mail: joachim.sieper@charite.de. Accepted for publication May 15, - - 2014
In patients with early active axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) with a disease duration of < 5 years, the longterm efficacy of 3 years of continuous etanercept (ETN) treatment was assessed. In a previously reported ESTHER trial, patients with axSpA were randomized to treatment with ETN (n = 40) versus sulfasalazine (SSZ; ...
Takamura Yoshihiro Y Ophthalmology, University of Fukui, 23-3 Matsuoka, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui, 910-1193, Japan - - 2014
Purpose:This study aimed to investigate whether targeted retinal photocoagulation (TRP) for non-perfusion areas (NPAs) could have preventive effect for the recurrence of diabetic macular edema (DME) after intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (IVB). Methods:Eyes in the IVB group received 1.25 mg IVB and eyes in the IVB+TRP group received 1.25 mg ...
Metelmann Hans-Robert HR Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Plastic Surgery, Medical School, Greifswald University, Greifswald, - - 2014
The acceleration of wound healing is a major surgical concern. A triterpene extract from birch bark (Betulae cortex) experimentally enhances keratinocyte differentiation in vitro and accelerates wound healing ex vivo. We conducted an open, blind-evaluated, controlled, prospective, randomized (1:1) phase II clinical trial in patients requiring split-thickness skin graft transplantation ...
Collet Jean-Philippe JP ACTION Study Group, Institut de Cardiologie Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière (APHP), Université Paris 6, INSERM, Paris, - - 2014
Optimum duration of dual antiplatelet treatment (DAPT) after coronary stenting remains uncertain, with an unknown efficacy to safety ratio of extended treatment leading to discrepancies between international guidelines and clinical practice. We assessed whether DAPT continuation beyond 1 year after coronary stenting is beneficial. This analysis was a planned extension ...
Kang Ho Min HM Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, - - 2014
The effectiveness of antiviral agents for the treatment of Bell's palsy is uncertain. We evaluated whether a steroid with an antiviral agent (S+A group) provided better recovery outcomes than a steroid alone (S group) in patients with Bell's palsy. A total of 1342 patients diagnosed with Bell's palsy who visited ...
Pro Michael J MJ Department of Glaucoma, Wills Eye Hospital , Philadelphia, PA , USA - - 2014
ABSTRACT Purpose: The current standard adjunctive agent used in primary trabeculectomy is mitomycin C (MMC), but it is associated with well known complications. The objective of this study is to test the feasibility of the anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) agent ranibizumab for adjunctive use instead of MMC (0.4 mg/ml). Materials ...
Fouka Evangelia E Department of Pneumonology, General Hospital G.Papanikolaou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Exohi, 57010, Thessaloniki, Greece, - - 2014
Th17 cells play a crucial role in neutrophilic inflammation and tissue injury in non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) bronchiectasis. Clarithromycin demonstrates anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties but the effect of long-term clarithromycin prophylaxis on the Th17 response in non-CF bronchiectasis is still unexplored. Th17 response was studied in 22 patients with stable non-CF ...
Taal Walter W Department of Neuro-oncology, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, - - 2014
Treatment options for recurrent glioblastoma are scarce, with second-line chemotherapy showing only modest activity against the tumour. Despite the absence of well controlled trials, bevacizumab is widely used in the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma. Nonetheless, whether the high response rates reported after treatment with this drug translate into an overall ...
Selleslag Dominik D AZ Sint-Jan, Brugge-Oostende, - - 2014
This post hoc analysis evaluated romiplostim self-administration (SA group) versus romiplostim administration by a healthcare provider in a clinical setting (HCP group) in patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Outcomes from 3 ITP trials allowing self-administration in patients achieving a stable romiplostim dose for ≥3 consecutive weeks were compared. Evaluations ...
Markantoni Vasiliki V Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital "Andreas Sygros", Athens, - - 2014
Dyshidrotic hand eczema is a common condition, which can be resistant to various treatments. Although a number of etiologic factors are involved in the pathogenesis of dyshidrotic eczema, hyperhidrosis is assumed to play a significant role. Oxybutynin is an alternative treatment for hyperhidrosis. We present the cases of two patients ...
Traversi Claudio C Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience, University of Siena, Viale Bracci 1, 53100, Siena, - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term efficacy of bevacizumab in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathological myopia. In this retrospective single-center non-comparative study the medical records of 29 eyes from 29 patients with naïve CNV secondary to high myopia and at least 42 months of follow up were reviewed. All ...
Naini Farhad B FB *Department of Orthodontics, Kingston and St George's Hospital and Medical School, - - 2014
Summary BACKGROUND : The nasolabial angle, particularly its lower component, i.e. the upper lip inclination (ULI), is an important keystone in treatment planning. Normative data for this parameter are not available. A quantitative evaluation of the aesthetic impact of ULI on perceived attractiveness and threshold values of desire for treatment ...
Al-Khateeb Susan N SN Department of Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan - - 2014
Summary OBJECTIVES : The aim of this study was to determine the occlusal bite force (OBF) changes, at the incisal and molar regions, after orthodontic treatment with functional appliance therapy in preadolescent subjects. OBF was measured for patients (17 females and 16 males) before and after the treatment with Andresen ...
Hurford Robert R Stroke and Vascular Research Centre, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK Comprehensive Stroke Centre, Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, - - 2014
Orolingual angio-oedema is a recognised complication of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for ischaemic stroke. We investigated its incidence, clinical characteristics and relationship with other factors in patients receiving tPA at a UK centre. 530 consecutive patients (median age 70 years) receiving tPA treatment for confirmed ischaemic stroke were included. Cases were ...
Ahmad Hesham M HM Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, - - 2014
Many medications are available for treatment of pediculosis capitis including ivermectin. Our aim is to compare the efficacy and safety of topical versus oral ivermectin in treatment of pediculosis capitis. Sixty-two patients with proved head lice infestation were included and divided into group I (31 patients; received single topical application ...
Karsai S S Clinic for Dermatology, Darmstadt, Germany; University Hospital Greifswald, Dept. of Dermatology, Greifswald, - - 2014
Pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatments have been suggested to be a safe and effective therapeutic approach for treating basal cell carcinomas. Robust supporting evidence is, however, lacking due to inconsistent design of available studies. To evaluate the PDL's efficacy and safety in treating superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) at low-risk ...
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