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Cañas Carlos Alberto CA From the *Rheumatology Unit, Fundación Valle del Lili, ICESI University Medical School, Cali, Colombia; †Rheumatology Unit, Fundación Valle del Lili, ICESI University, Cali, Colombia; ‡Rheumatology Unit, Fundación Valle del Lili, Cali, Colombia; and §Radiology Unit, Fundación Valle del Lili, ICESI University Medical School, Cali, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to describe the efficacy and safety of anti-interleukin 6 receptor antibody (tocilizumab [TCZ]) in patients with severe or refractory Takayasu arteritis (TA). We describe 8 Colombian patients with severe and/or refractory TA treated with TCZ during a period of at least 9 months. Clinical, ...
Katsanos Konstantinos K Department of Interventional Radiology, Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, King's Health Partners, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown the superiority of some of these technologies over balloon angioplasty, but direct comparisons between these treatment options are lacking. The authors conducted a network meta-analysis of RCTs comparing bare nitinol stents, covered nitinol stents, paclitaxel- or sirolimus-eluting stents (PES or SES), and paclitaxel-coated ...
Sanders James O - - 2014
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has developed an Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) on the Non-Arthroplasty Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (OAK). Evidence-based information, in conjunction with clinical expertise of physicians, was used to develop the criteria to improve patient care and obtain best outcomes while considering the subtleties ...
Fiske C T CT Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, - - 2014
1) To characterize risk factors for non-completion of latent tuberculous infection treatment (LTBIT), and 2) to assess the impact of LTBIT regimens on subsequent risk of tuberculosis (TB). Close contacts of adults aged ⩾15 years with pulmonary TB were prospectively enrolled in a multi-center study in the United States and ...
Leopardi M M Service of Vascular Endovascular Surgery Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France - - - 2014
The indication for use of drug-eluting stents (DES) in lower limb arteries is still undefined. We report our series of patients treated with Zilver PTS DES, in treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) and Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus Document on Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease (TASC) C/D femoropopliteal lesions. The Zilver PTX DES ...
Uribe Flavio F Associate professor and program director, Division of Orthodontics, Department of Craniofacial Sciences, Charles Burstone Professor, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Conn. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate patients', parents', and orthodontists' perspectives on orthodontic treatment duration and techniques for accelerating the rate of tooth movement. Adolescent patients (n = 200) and their parents (n = 200), and adult patients (n = 50) from a multidoctor practice were personally surveyed regarding treatment duration ...
Song Guan-Yang GY Sports Medicine Service, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes and postoperative complication rates between patients who underwent trochleoplasty or nontrochleoplasty procedures in treating patellar instability caused by severe trochlear dysplasia (STD). The PubMed database was searched using specific inclusion and exclusion criteria for clinical studies reporting indexed orthopaedic ...
Gottschalk Alexander - - 2014
Recent studies have suggested differing toxicity patterns for patients with prostate cancer who receive treatment with 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), or proton beam therapy (PBT). The authors reviewed patient-reported outcomes data collected prospectively using validated instruments that assessed bowel and urinary quality of life (QOL) for patients ...
Frank Jonathan M JM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Acromioplasty is a well-described technique used throughout the wide spectrum of treatment options for shoulder impingement and rotator cuff pathology. Several randomized prospective studies have described clinical outcomes that are statistically similar when comparing patients undergoing rotator cuff repair either with or without concomitant acromioplasty. This article reviews the current ...
Adatto Maurice A MA Skinpulse Dermatology, Laser & Beauty Centers, Geneva, Switzerland, - - 2014
A growing patient demand for a youthful skin appearance with a favorable body shape has led to the recent development of new noninvasive body contouring techniques. We have previously demonstrated that the combination of bipolar radiofrequency (RF) and optical energies with tissue manipulation is an efficient reshaping modality. Here, we ...
Lee Young Bok - - 2014
ABSTRACT Nasolabial folds are a sign of aging and increasing number of people want filler injections in their nasolabial folds to look younger. Various dermal fillers are used for the correction of nasolabial folds. Recently, a novel injectible filler, polymethylmethacrylate and cross-linked dextran in hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, was introduced for facial ...
Wong D W C DW Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong - - 2014
Metatarsus primus varus deformity correction is one of the main objectives in hallux valgus surgery. A 'syndesmosis' procedure may be used to correct hallux valgus. An osteotomy is not involved. The aim is to realign the first metatarsal using soft tissues and a cerclage wire around the necks of the ...
Fitzgerald J J JJ Department of Neurosurgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, , Oxford, - - 2014
There is solid evidence of the long term efficacy of deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus pars interna in the treatment of generalised dystonia. However there are conflicting reports concerning whether certain subgroups gain more benefit from treatment than others. We analysed the results of a series of 60 ...
Cutolo Maurizio M From the Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, - - 2014
To evaluate the longterm effects of endothelin-1 (ET-1) antagonism on peripheral blood perfusion (PBP) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Twenty-six patients with SSc already receiving cyclic intravenous iloprost (ILO) for severe Raynaud phenomenon were enrolled. Thirteen patients continued the treatment for a further 3 years (ILO group) and 13 ...
Bolcal C C Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gulhane Military Academy of Medicine, Ankara, - - 2014
The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the short-term outcomes of surgical versus transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) in adults. From January 2008 to October 2012, 229 patients aged 18 years and older with significant isolated secundum ASDs were admitted to our hospital. We focused ...
Peterson Cynthia K - - 2014
Low back pain in pregnancy is common and research evidence on the response to chiropractic treatment is limited. The purposes of this study are 1) to report outcomes in pregnant patients receiving chiropractic treatment; 2) to compare outcomes from subgroups; 3) to assess predictors of outcome. Pregnant patients with low ...
de Rotte Maurits C F J MC Department of Clinical Chemistry, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, - - 2014
Objective: We investigated whether methotrexate (MTX) use and erythrocyte-methotrexate-polyglutamate (MTX-PG) concentrations are associated with changes in glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c ) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, compared with other therapies. Methods: For the derivation cohort, RA patients according to the 2010 classification criteria were selected from the treatment in the Rotterdam ...
Dzijan-Horn Marijana M From the I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany (M.D.-H., N.L., P.G., C. Bradaric, N.v.B., K.-L.L., T.I.); Klinik für Herz- und Kreislauferkrankungen, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany (M.L., C. Böttiger, R.A.B., B.S., T.K., J.G., M.H., I.O., A.K.); and DZKH (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research), partner site Munich Heart Alliance, Munich, Germany (M.D.-H., N.L., P.G., C. Bradaric, M.L., C.Böttiger, R.A.B., B.S., T.K., J.G., M.H., I.O., N.v.B., A.K., K.-L.L., - - 2014
Because of the risk of associated complications, femoral pseudoaneurysm (PSA) formation implies further treatment. Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection (UGTI) is becoming the accepted gold standard, but manual compression (MC) represents an established treatment option including PSAs not feasible for UGTI. This study aims to assess our experience in PSA treatment using ...
Matson Steven C SC From the Department of Pediatrics (SCM, AEB), The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH; Division of Adolescent Health Medicine (SCM, AEB), Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH; Center for Clinical and Translational Research (GH, AEB), The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH; and Center for Biostatistics (MAR), The Ohio State University, Columbus, - - 2014
Opioid abuse and dependence rates continue to rise among US adolescents. Medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone (BUP/NAL) has been shown to be effective up to 12 weeks. Few data are available regarding extended treatment outcomes. The objective of this study was to describe 1-year retention and compliance of a specific pediatric, ...
Ghane Mohammad-Reza MR Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Objective: One of the most common joint dislocations presented to the emergency department (ED) is anterior shoulder dislocation (ASD). Various techniques for the treatment of this abnormality have been suggested. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and success rate of modified scapular manipulation (MSM) as a painless procedure compared ...
Işcan Hakan Necip HN Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, - - 2014
Cerebral palsy is a permanent neuromuscular motor disorder that results from injury in the developing brain during the prenatal or postnatal period. Common functional and craniofacial problems related to cerebral palsy include impaired swallowing, chewing, and speech; maxillary transverse deficiency; excessive anterior facial height; and Class II malocclusion. This article ...
Schwartz Jamie J Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital and Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, New York, - - 2014
Surgical site infections (SSI) are a known complication of surgery. Silver-containing wound treatments are popular, despite the lack of evidence of SSI reduction. A two-armed study was conducted between July 2007 and November 2008 to evaluate the efficacy and ease of use of a postoperative silver dressing. In the first ...
Calich Ana Luisa AL National Referral Center for Rare Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Cochin, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France; Division of Rheumatology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rituximab (RTX) associated with glucocorticoid treatment based on disease severity, as a remission induction treatment for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) (Wegener's) and to analyze the results of long-term maintenance therapy with low doses of RTX in a ...
Sun Tieying T Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Beijing Hospital of the Ministry of Health, Beijing 100730, - - 2014
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common infectious disease throughout the world and the incidence continues to grow as the population ages. Aspiration is an important pathogenic mechanism for pneumonia in the elderly and the management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia with aspiration factors is a major medical problem. Our study ...
Ali Bushra B Department of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute, - - 2014
Objective: To determine the efficacy of Rifaximin in prevention of repeated episodes of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with liver cirrhosis as compared to placebo. Study Design: Triple-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore, from October 2012 to April 2013. Methodology: Patients ...
Hexsel Doris - - 2014
Melasma has a negative impact on quality of life since it typically occurs on the face.<BR /> To evaluate the erythema and pigmentation of melasma lesions and the surrounding areas in patients receiving triple combination (TC: hydroquinone, tretinoin, and fluocinolone acetonide) regimens.<BR /> Patients first received an 8-week daily TC ...
Kwon Yong Uk YU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
Plantarmedial release and first ray extension osteotomy are often combined to treat paralytic cavovarus foot deformity. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of additional first ray extension osteotomy in terms of dynamic pedobarography. We reviewed findings of pre- and postoperative plain radiography and dynamic pedobarography for ...
Samy Nevien - - 2014
Blond and white hair removal by laser is a complicated task with weak satisfactory results due to the deficiency in laser-absorbing chromophore.<BR /> To investigate if repetitive sessions of photodynamic therapy (PDT) using external application of liposomal Rose bengal (RB) photosensitizer followed by intense pulsed light (IPL) exposure enables removal ...
Caplin David - - 2014
Primary Focal Axillary Hyperhidrosis (PHH) is a chronic disorder of excessive underarm sweat that causes significant impairment of an individual's daily activities. Multiple studies have established the psychosocial burden of PHH and its negative impact on quality of life. Current first-line therapies include the use of topical aluminum chloride with ...
Deftereos Spyridon S Department of Cardiology, Athens General Hospital "G. Gennimatas", Athens, Greece; Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a 6-month course of anti-inflammatory treatment with colchicine in improving functional status of patients with stable chronic heart failure (CHF). CHF has been shown to be associated with inflammatory activation. Inflammation has been designated as a therapeutic target in CHF. ...
Calarge Chadi A CA 1 Department of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine , Iowa City, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) cause weight gain and cardiometabolic abnormalities in children and adolescents. Less well-investigated is the outcome of these adverse events following SGA discontinuation, which we examined. Methods: Medically healthy 7 to 17-year-old patients treated with risperidone for ≥6 months were enrolled and returned for follow-up, 1.5 ...
Hexsel D D Brazilian Center for Studies in Dermatology, Porto Alegre, - - 2014
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a frequent concern when treating solar lentigines. To assess the safety and efficacy of a triple combination cream with fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, hydroquinone 4% and tretinoin 0.05% as adjuvant to cryotherapy in the treatment of solar lentigines in hands dorsum, and in the prevention of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation ...
Angelakis Emmanouil E Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, CNRS UMR 7278, IRD 198, Aix-Marseille Université, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13005 Marseille, - - 2014
Background/Objectives.Doxycycline has been proposed for the treatment of malnourished children in developing countries, and its use has been associated with weight gain in healthy volunteers. No previous studies have assessed abnormal weight gain as a putative side effect of long-term doxycycline treatment; thus, the objective of the present study was ...
Karaca Saziye S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Geneva, Geneva, - - 2014
A 56-year-old patient who underwent ascending aorta replacement postoperatively developed mediastinitis with atypical Mycoplasma hominis. We present the first successful treatment of M. hominis mediastinitis after cardiac surgery with vacuum-assisted closure (VAC)-Instill(®) therapy combined with dilute antiseptic irrigation for bacterial eradication.
Chianelli M M Endocrinology - - 2014
Context: It is normally recognised that the preferred treatment in large toxic thyroid nodules should be thyroidectomy Objective: To assess the efficacy of combined laser ablation treatment (LAT) and radioiodine-131 (131I) treatment of large thyroid toxic nodules with respect to rapidity of control of local symptoms, of hyperthyroidism and of ...
Yitao He H Department of Neurology, Shenzhen people's Hospital, Shenzhen, China; 2nd Clinical Medical College of Jinan University, Shenzhen, - - 2014
Our objective was to determine whether continuous transcranial Doppler (TCD) monitoring could safely enhance the efficacy of batroxobin, a thrombin-like enzyme extracted from Bothrops atrox moojeni venom, in the treatment for acute cerebral stroke beyond the thrombolytic time window. Ninety patients suffering an acute cerebral stroke were recruited into the ...
Perez Ronen R *Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Shaare Zedek Medical Center affiliated with the Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem; †EStimME, Tel-Aviv, Israel; and ‡University of Michigan Health System, Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, - - 2014
To assess the safety and efficacy of multiple sessions of electrostimulation by a transtympanic needle electrode on the promontory for tinnitus relief. Prospective open, unblinded, uncontrolled clinical trial. Tertiary academic referral center. Ten patients (8 male and 2 female subjects), mean age 50.1 ± 12 years (range, 34-67) with severe ...
Huang Wei-Zhao WZ Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Zhongshan People's Hospital (Zhongshan Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University), Zhongshan 528403, - - 2014
Methods We retrospectively studied a total of 81 patients with chronic atrial fibrillation who underwent open cardiac surgery with concomitant RF ablation between January 2007 and March 2011. Fifty-eight patients received bipolar RF ablation and 23 received monopolar RF ablation, respectively. The sinus rhythm restoration rate, the procedural duration, the ...
Huang Jinhua J Department of Dermatology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410013, PR - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of CO2 laser vaporation and topical PDT combination on condylomata acuminate (CA) located in the perianal and external genital area. A total of 119 patients (perianal CA=52 cases and external genital CA=67 cases) with at least one CA lesion>2mm were ...
Pini Rodolfo R Vascular Surgery, University of Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The best strategy in the treatment for ruptured aortic aneurysm (RAAA) is an ongoing matter of debate. Differently from several retrospective studies, recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) failed to demonstrate the superiority of endovascular repair (EVAR) over open repair (OPEN). The aim of the present study is to compare 30-day ...
Clotet Bonaventura B IrsiCaixa, Hospital Universitari "Germans Trias i Pujol", Badalona, UAB, Universitat de Vic, Catalonia, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Dolutegravir has been shown to be non-inferior to an integrase inhibitor and superior to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). In FLAMINGO, we compared dolutegravir with darunavir plus ritonavir in individuals naive for antiretroviral therapy. In this multicentre, open-label, phase 3b, non-inferiority study, HIV-1-infected antiretroviral therapy-naive adults with HIV-1 RNA ...
Walter Veronika - - 2014
A 48 year old patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and chronic acne inversa underwent implantation of a LVAD system (Heartmate II, Thoratec, USA) March 2011. During 2011 and 2012 the patient was repeatedly readmitted for treatment of driveline infection with MRSA. Colonization was controlled with Linezolid and Rifampicin however reoccurred after ...
Manfredini Fabio - - 2014
Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) improves haemodynamics in peripheral arterial disease (PAD), but its effects on foot perfusion were scarcely studied. In severe PAD patients we measured the foot oxygenation changes evoked by a novel intermittent IPC device (GP), haemodynamics and compliance to the treatment. Reference values were obtained by a ...
Schneider A A Department of Surgical Oncology, Centre Paul Strauss, Strasbourg, France, - - 2014
To study the impact of thyroid surgery on obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) evaluated by the apnea/hypopnea index (AHI) was studied. Secondary objectives were to evaluate the impact on the positional component of OSAS and to highlight possible predictors of improvement of OSAS after thyroidectomy. Twenty-eight patients with OSAS are ...
Coskun Isa I Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Dadaloglu mh. 39. Sk. No. 6, 01250, Adana, Turkey, - - 2014
Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) can be treated successfully by surgical and endovascular methods; however, the best treatment strategy for a ruptured PAA has yet to be established. We assessed the clinical results of using saphenous vein interposition to treat ruptured PAAs in our hospital. The subjects of this study were ...
Lohmann-Jensen Rasmus - - 2014
Surgical treatment of osteoarthritis with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) usually takes place in a complete bloodless field using a tourniquet. However, doing the surgery without a tourniquet may reduce muscle damage, post-surgery pain and led to improved functional rehabilitation and mobilization.Methods/design: A prospective, blinded, parallel-group, controlled superiority trial, with balanced ...
Jiang Y-H YH Department of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and Tzu Chi University, Hualien, - - 2014
Medical treatment is the first choice in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This retrospective study investigated the changes of measured parameters after 4-year medical therapy based on the reported quality of life index (QoL-I) in the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) ...
Lequin Michiel B MB Neurosurgical Center Amsterdam, Neurosurgery Spine Clinic, Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital, and Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Object Patients with recurrent sciatica due to repeated reherniation of the intervertebral disc carry a poor prognosis for recovery and create a large burden on society. There is no consensus about the best treatment for this patient group. The goal of this study was to evaluate the 12-month results of ...
Masopust Vaclav V Department of Neurosurgery, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Central Military Hospital, Prague, Czech - - 2014
Objectives In the past 10 years, endoscopic resection of pituitary adenomas has become an alternative to microsurgical resection with the additional advantage of increasing the patient's postoperative comfort. This analysis explored whether endoscopic resection can reduce the risk of postoperative neurohypophyseal dysfunction. Design We rated and compared the need to administer desmopressin ...
Ayestaray Benoit B Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sud Francilien Hospital, University Paris Sud XI, Evry, - - 2014
Background Nowadays, lymphaticovenular anastomosis has been recognized as an efficient microsurgical treatment for peripheral lymphedema. The technique based on two end-to-side anastomosis is named π-shaped lymphaticovenular anastomosis. This is the venous flow-sparing technique, in which the distal endothelial cells are not sacrificed. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ...
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