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Moubasher Alaa E A AE *All the authors are affiliated with the Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, - - 2014
Melasma is a common disorder of facial hyperpigmentation that is often resistant to treatment. To evaluate the efficacy of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peeling in comparison with double frequency Q-switched neodymium-doped:yttrium aluminum garnet (QS-Nd:YAG) laser in the treatment of melasma. Sixty-five adult Egyptian female patients with melasma were enrolled in this ...
Kubiak Marlena M Departments of *Cosmetology and Esthetic Dermatology; †Cosmetic Raw Material Chemistry, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland; ‡Dr Irena Eris Centre for Science and Research, Warsaw, - - 2014
Chronic solar irradiation results in both morphological and functional changes in affected skin. Superficial peels have been shown to improve all symptoms of photodamaged skin. This study was designed to compare the efficacy and tolerability of glycolic acid (GA, 70%) with trichloroacetic acid (TCA, 15%) for the treatment of photoaging. ...
Xie Yun Y Shanghai, People's Republic of China; and Munich, Germany From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine; and Hand, Plastic, and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of General, Trauma, Hand, and Plastic Surgery, University of - - 2014
Botulinum toxin type A has been increasingly used to improve the lower face contour in masseter hypertrophy. Different dosages and injection techniques are suggested in the literature, but the ideal approach remains unclear. This study aimed to establish an objective masseter classification method for a personalized botulinum toxin type A ...
Okegawa Takatsugu T Department of Urology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan - - 2014
To assess whether zoledronic acid (ZOL) adds to the effect of combined androgen blockade (CAB) in patients with hormone-naive bone metastatic prostate cancer. Patients were treated with either a combination of CAB (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist and bicalutamide) and ZOL (CAB-Z group) or CAB-alone (historical control patients, CAB-C group). ZOL ...
Yoshida Ken K Department of Radiology, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki City, Osaka, - - 2014
To longitudinally examine the late vaginal mucosal reactions in patients following high-dose-rate brachytherapy (BT). We examined late vaginal mucosal reactions in 100 patients using the modified Dische score at 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, and 60 months after treatment, which consisted of 37 interstitial BTs and 63 conventional intracavitary BTs, ...
Parisi Vincenzo V *Fondazione per l'Oftalmologia G. B. Bietti, IRCCS †Clinica Oculistica, Università di Roma Tor Vergata §Clinica Oculistica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma ‡Clinica Oculistica Università di Parma, Parma ∥Clinica Oculistica, Dipartimento di Medicina, Chirurgia e Odontoiatria, Ospedale San Paolo, Milano ¶Dipartimento di Oftalmologia-Otorinolaringoiatria, Università di Bari, Bari, - - 2014
To evaluate pattern-evoked retinal and cortical responses [pattern electroretinogram (PERG) and visual-evoked potential (VEP), respectively] after treatment with coenzyme Q10 in conjunction with vitamin E in open-angle glaucoma (OAG) patients. Forty-three OAG patients (mean age, 52.5±5.29 y; intraocular pressure <18 mm Hg with β-blocker monoterapy only) were enrolled. At baseline ...
Maslovara Siniša S 1Department of Otolaryngology, County General Hospital Vukovar, 2Department of Otolaryngology, General Hospital "Josip Benčević", Slavonski Brod, 3Department of Neurology, Clinical Hospital Center, Osijek; - - 2014
Aim To determine the importance of accurate topological diagnostics of the otolith and the differentiation of certain clinical forms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Methods A prospective study was conducted at the County General Hospital Vukovar in the period from January 2011 till January 2012. A total of 81 ...
Aydemir Bülent B Department of Thoracic Surgery, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare thoracoscopic sympathectomy and sympathicotomy at the third ganglia (T3) level for the treatment of primary palmar hyperhidrosis in terms of initial surgery results, complications, and patient satisfaction. Materials and Methods Two groups of patient underwent T3 thoracoscopic sympathectomy and thoracoscopic sympathicotomy ...
Jeon Ji-Ye JY Department of Neurology, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, 56 Dalseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, 700-712, - - 2014
Augmentation has been known as the major complication of long-term dopaminergic treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS). However, there have been no reports on the prevalence of augmentation in Korea. Thus, we aimed to assess the rate of augmentation and evaluate related factors in Korean RLS patients. Ninety-four idiopathic RLS ...
Bayram Dilara D Department of Internal Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Isparta, - - 2014
Hyperuricemia and metabolic acidosis have emerged as important risk factors for progression of kidney disease. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of allopurinol on metabolic acidosis and endothelial functions in hyperuricemic stage 2-4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Thirty patients with stage 2-4 CKD and serum uric ...
Murray C D CD Academic Unit of Ophthalmology, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, York, - - 2014
PurposeTo determine the effect of oral acetazolamide on lowering the peak and duration of intraocular pressure (IOP) rise in glaucoma and glaucoma suspect patients, following intravitreal injection of ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration.MethodsThe study was an open-label, parallel, randomised, controlled trial (EudraCT Number: 2010-023037-35). Twenty-four glaucoma or glaucoma suspect ...
Khashab Mouen A MA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA, - - 2014
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EGBD) may be a safe, alternative technique to percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) in patients who fail ERCP. However, it is currently unknown how both techniques compare in terms of efficacy, safety, and cost. The aims of this study were to compare efficacy, safety, and cost ...
Lee Chian-Her CH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University and Hospital, Taipei, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate outcomes of surgical treatment in patients with symptomatic chronic patellar lateral subluxation with tilting. Thirty-two patients (38 knees) underwent arthroscopic lateral release and mini-open advancement of medial retinacular flap for the treatment of symptomatic chronic patellar lateral subluxation with tilting with a ...
Hjorth-Hansen Henrik H Department of Hematology, St Olavs Hospital Trondheim, Norway; Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, - - 2014
We randomized 46 newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia patients (median age 56) to receive dasatinib 100mg QD or imatinib 400mg QD, and report outcome intention-to-treat with 36 months follow- up. Early cytogenetic and molecular responses were superior in the dasatinib group, with a tendency that imatinib patients caught up with ...
Mannion Melissa L ML From the Department of Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, and the Division of Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Supported by an investigator-initiated research grant from Pfizer Inc. Dr Curtis was supported by US National Institutes of Health grant R01 HS018517. JRC's research was supported by Roche/Genentech, UCB, Janssen, CORRONA, Amgen, Pfizer, BMS, Crescendo, and AbbVie. TB's consultant fees were supported from Novartis, Genentech, and UCB. M.L. Mannion, MD, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow; T. Beukelman, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Rheumatology; F. Xie, MS; J.R. Curtis, MD, MS, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, and the Division of Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Address correspondence to Dr. T. Beukelman, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CPP 210, 1600 7th Ave. S., Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA. E-mail: tbeukelman@peds.uab.edu. Accepted for publication May 15, - - 2014
Using administrative data from a large commercial US health insurer, we investigated temporal trends in medication use among children diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Children with ≥ 1 physician diagnosis code for JIA in the calendar years 2005 through 2012 were included. Use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi), ...
Schott Timm Cornelius TC Associate professor, Department of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopedics, University Hospital of Dentistry, Oral Medicine, and Maxillofacial Surgery, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate whether microelectronic wear-time documentation can contribute to individualized orthodontic management. The wear times and behaviors of 281 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with removable appliances were quantified and analyzed using the TheraMon microelectronic system (Sales Agency Gschladt, Hargelsberg, Austria) over a 6-month treatment ...
Silveira Giordani Santos GS Postgraduate student, Department of Orthodontics, Fluminense Federal University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
In this article, we report the orthodontic treatment of a boy (age 12 years 9 months) who had a midface deficiency, a concave facial profile with maxillary retrusion, a complete crossbite (anterior and posterior), and the maxillary right canine retained in the alveolus. Rapid maxillary expansion was performed followed by complete orthodontic ...
Kymionis George D GD From Vardinoyiannion Eye Institute of Crete (Kymionis, Grentzelos, Kankariya, Liakopoulos, Portaliou, Tsoulnaras, Karavitaki, Pallikaris), Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; the Department of Ophthalmology (Kymionis, Kankariya, Portaliou), Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the safety of a new high-intensity corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) treatment protocol for keratoconus. Vardinoyiannion Eye Institute of Crete, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Prospective interventional case series. Patients with progressive keratoconus had CXL using a new treatment protocol with 9 mW/cm(2) irradiance for duration ...
Rezende Flavio A FA Department of Ophthalmology, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
- PURPOSE: To determine the influence of omega-3 supplementation on vitreous vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) levels in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (wet-AMD) receiving intravitreal anti-VEGF treatment. - DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, open-label, single center, clinical trial, consecutive interventional case series. - METHODS: The study included three cohorts ...
Chen Wei-Feng WF Endoscopy Center and Endoscopy Research Institute, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, - - 2014
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been developed to provide a less-invasive myotomy for achalasia in adults but seldom has been used in pediatric patients. To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of POEM for pediatric patients with achalasia. Single-center, prospective study. Academic medical center. A total of 27 pediatric patients ...
Fluegge Kyle R KR Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; Institute of Health and Environmental Research (IHER), Columbus, OH, - - 2014
This article examines costs to treat latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in an urban clinic population and highlights the potential effectiveness of an alternative transitional treatment regimen. Patients who experienced side effects on the gold standard of 9 months of isoniazid (9INH) were either continued on isoniazid or transitioned to 4 ...
Dattilo Raymond R Flint Hills Heart, Vascular and Vein Clinic, 3905 Vanesta Drive, Manhattan, KS 66503 USA. - - 2014
This study compares treatment results of orbital atherectomy (OA) vs balloon angioplasty (BA) for calcified femoropopliteal (FP) disease. BA for calcified FP disease is associated with increased dissection rates and suboptimal results. OA is hypothesized to decrease these acute complications via lesion compliance change. Fifty patients (65 lesions) with calcified ...
Zhang Jing-Wei JW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ningbo No.6 Hospital, Ningbo 315040, - - 2014
To evaluate clinical outcome of suture anchors in strengthening both acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments in the surgical treatment of acromioclavicular joint dislocation. Twenty-eight patients with acute traumatic Rockwood III, IV and V dislocations of the acromioclavicular joint surgically treated at our institute between October 2010 and January 2012 were recruited.All ...
Iordanous Yiannis Y Ivey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Western University, - - 2014
To determine the response of predominantly fibrovascular pigment epithelial detachments (PED)-type lesions (secondary to age-related macular degeneration [AMD]) to intravitreal ranibizumab. This was an open-label prospective study. Thirty-two patients with predominantly fibrovascular PED-type lesions secondary to AMD were included in this study. Three patients were excluded from the final analysis. ...
Polak Anna A Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Silesia; email: a.polak@awf.katowice.pl; - - 2014
International guidelines recommend high-frequency ultrasound (HFUS; MHz) for treating infected pressure ulcers (PUs). A 2-year, prospective, randomized, controlled study was conducted to evaluate how HFUS affects PU healing among 42 geriatric patients treated in four nursing and care centers in Silesia, Poland. Participants (age range 71-95 years,) all with wounds ...
Molina-Leyva Alejandro - - 2014
There are few studies analyzing the behavior of ustekinumab in the complex management of psoriasis within diary clinical practice setting.<BR /> To assess the utility of ustekinumab in a psoriasis unit.<BR /> Analysis of the prospective data gathered during the follow-up of 30 consecutive psoriasis patients treated with ustekinumab at ...
Yaman Alper A Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Division of Nephrology, Afyon Kocatepe University Faculty of Medicine, Afyonkarahisar, - - 2014
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) as a uremia toxin is accumulated in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Elevated ADMA level has been shown to be predictive of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and all-cause mortality in ESRD. Therefore, we investigated the effect of prolonged hemodialysis (HD) treatment on the levels of serum ADMA, arginine, ...
Shim Myungsun M Department of Urology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To document the experiences of a single institution in evaluating the clinical courses and treatment outcomes of patients with cystine stones. The clinical data of 14 patients with cystine stones who were treated at our institution from March 1994 to July 2012 were reviewed. These data included age at first ...
Lee Sang Keun SK Department of Urology, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, - - 2014
We assessed the impact of transobturator tape (TOT) treatment on overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms with a particular focus on nocturia in patients with mixed urinary incontinence (MUI). In this retrospective cohort study, the medical records of 237 women who underwent TOT surgery for the treatment of MUI were reviewed. Of ...
Wang Chao C Department of Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430030, China, - - 2014
Cirrhosis with portal hypertension is a common disease which has a significant impact on the quality of patients' life. Esophagogastric devascularization (EGDV) has been demonstrated to be an effective method to treat portal hypertension, however certain complications are associated with it. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ...
Aslan Ahmet A Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Afyonkarahisar State Hospital, Orhangazi Mh. Nedim Helvacıoğlu Cd. Uydukent, 03100, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, - - 2014
In this study, we aim to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of children who were treated with four different surgical approaches. In our clinics between February 2004 and November 2012, the children who underwent surgical treatment for supracondylar humeral fractures and whose data were available with regular follow-up of ...
Helenius Ilkka I Department of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Turku University Central Hospital, Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8, 21520, Turku, Finland, - - 2014
Untreated severe scoliosis is associated with increased mortality and remains a significant surgical challenge. Few studies have reported mortality after the surgical treatment of severe scoliosis beyond a 2-year follow-up. The objectives of this study were to evaluate mortality beyond standard 2-year follow-up and compare radiographic outcomes using hybrid or ...
Heinrichs Dean A - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the treatment effects of Forsus(TM) Fatigue Resistant Device (FRD; 3M Unitek, Monrovia, CA, USA) in growing patients with Class II non-extraction malocclusions. A retrospective sample of 24 class II patients treated consecutively with the FRD followed by comprehensive orthodontic treatment was compared ...
Rinsma Nicolaas F NF Departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Maastricht, The - - 2014
Electrical stimulation therapy (EST) of the lower esophageal sphincter is a relatively new technique for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that may address the need of GERD patients, unsatisfied with acid suppressive medication and concerned with the potential risks of surgical fundoplication. In this paper we review available ...
Skeppholm Mika M Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Department of Medicine/Solna, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, - - 2014
Treatment with warfarin greatly reduces the risk of stroke related to atrial fibrillation, but will not be effective unless patients adhere to treatment. Lack of fixed dosing makes it difficult to objectively estimate adherence to treatment from prescription data. To evaluate two methods that assess adherence to warfarin from prescription data. ...
Lee Sung Bu SB Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Extracorporeal septoplasty (ECS) in rhinoplasty is a useful surgical procedure that can achieve considerable functional and aesthetic improvements in the treatment of a deviated nose. However, to our knowledge, no study has compared the treatment outcomes of ECS with those of in situ septal correction (ISSC) in rhinoplasty. To compare ...
Hugle Boris B Division of Rheumatology, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, - - 2014
Studies of paediatric patients with membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) have yielded variable results, mostly due to the inclusion of mixed, i.e. proliferative nephritis. The aim of this study was to describe clinical and laboratory findings at the diagnosis of paediatric non-proliferative MLN, report the outcome and identify predictors of remission. ...
Taylan Sekeroglu Hande H Departments of Ophthalmology - - 2014
Abstract Background: The purpose of this study was to assess retinal vascular characteristics of patients with Laron syndrome (LS) as a genetic model of IGF-I deficiency before and after rhIGF1/IGFBP3 treatment and to compare them with healthy controls. Methods: A total of 28 subjects (11 LS, and 17 controls) were ...
Raupach Jan J Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine at Charles University and University Hospital, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic - - 2014
To evaluate the influence of endovascular therapy of ruptured abdominal or iliac aneurysms on total mortality. We analyzed the mortality of 40 patients from 2005 to 2009, when only surgical treatment was available. These results were compared with the period 2010 to 2013, when endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) was assessed ...
Hagii Joji J From the Hirosaki Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, Hirosaki, Japan (J.H., N.M., S. Saito, H.S., H.H., T.K., S. Seino, K.T., Y.B., S. Sasaki, T.U., M.I., S.M., M.Y.); and Departments of Cardiology (H.T., T.O., K.O.) and Hypertension and Stroke Medicine (T.O., K.O.), Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, - - 2014
Neuroradiological characteristics and functional outcomes of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) during novel oral anticoagulant treatment were not well defined. We examined these in comparison with those during warfarin treatment. The consecutive 585 patients with ICH admitted from April 2011 through October 2013 were retrospectively studied. Of all, 5 patients ...
Mas Jean-Louis JL From the Hôpital Sainte-Anne, Université Paris-Descartes, INSERM U894, DHU Neurovasc-Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France (J.-L.M., D.C.); Hôpital Gui de Chauliac, Université Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France (C.A.); Hôpital Rangueil (A.V., V.L.) and Hôpital Purpan (J.-F.A.), Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France; Hôpital de la Timone, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France (P.P., L.M.); Hôpital Nord, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France (P.G.); Hôpital Côte de Nacre, Université de Caen, Caen, France (F.V.); Hôpital Général, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France (M.G.); Hôpital Henri Mondor, Université Paris-Val-de-Marne, Créteil, France (H. Hosseini); Nouvelles Cliniques Nantaises, Nantes, France (G.H.); Hôpital Lariboisière (P.F.) and Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard (P.A.), Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France; Hôpital Roger Salengro, Université du Droit et de la Santé, Lille, France (H. Hénon, D.L.); Hôpital La Milétrie, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France (J.-P.N.); Hôpital Saint-Julien, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France (X.D.); Fondation Hôpital Saint-Joseph, Marseille, France (R.P.); Hôpital Pellegrin Tripode, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (F.R.); Hôpital de Hautepierre, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (V.W.); Hôpital Bretonneau, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France (D.S.); Hôpital Saint-Roch, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France (M.-H.M.); Hôpital Saint-Jean, Perpignan, France (D.S.); Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Université Paris-Descartes, Paris, France (B.B., G.C.); Hôpital Jean Minjoz, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France (T.M.); and Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France (M.L.). - - 2014
We aimed at comparing the long-term benefit-risk balance of carotid stenting versus endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis. Long-term follow-up study of patients included in Endarterectomy Versus Angioplasty in Patients With Symptomatic Severe Carotid Stenosis (EVA-3S), a randomized, controlled trial of carotid stenting versus endarterectomy in 527 patients with recently symptomatic ...
Burrows Anthony M AM Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, - - 2014
Flow diversion has emerged as a promising treatment alternative for cerebral aneurysms. As a new device, treatment-related events and complications are currently being characterized. Data on 100 consecutive procedures with the intention to use flow diversion were prospectively collected and analyzed retrospectively. Ninety-five aneurysms were treated in 93 patients during ...
Padilla España Laura L Dermatology Department, Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella, - - 2014
Periungual warts represent a treatment challenge because of its high recurrence rate and recalcitrance. These are benign lesions produced by the human papilloma virus (HPV) that often do not respond to habitual treatment. Cidofovir is a potent antiviral drug that acts inactivating viral DNA polymerase. Topical cidofovir for the treatment ...
Sofos Stratos S Department of Plastic Surgery, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United - - 2014
Venous malformation in the pediatric population can present with pain, bleeding, or a debilitating deformity that can be difficult to manage. Sclerotherapy, surgery, and more recently, long pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd : YAG) laser have been used with variable success rates. Our aims and objectives, were to identify ...
Ioannidis Stavros S 1st Urologic Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 41 Ethnikis Aminis Str, 54643, Thessaloniki, - - 2014
The aim of the study is to determine whether dermal scarification is equally effective for treating acute renal colic compared to diclofenac sodium intramuscular therapy. A prospective, randomized controlled study was conducted with methodologic rigor based on CONSORT criteria. A total of 291 patients, aged ≥18 years, suffering from acute renal ...
Kocyigit Ismail I Department of Nephrology, Erciyes University Medical Faculty, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey, - - 2014
Amikacin is a frequently used antibiotic in the treatment of peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis. Ototoxicity is a well-known complication of amikacin for which increased oxidative stress and free oxygen radicals are thought to be responsible. In this study, the effect of N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) on cochlear function and oxidant situation in ...
Chhibber Aditya A a Assistant Professor, Division of Orthodontics, Section of Growth & Development, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, - - 2014
Abstract The purpose of this twin case comparison was to assess the short- and long-term effects of nonsurgical treatment vs orthognathic surgical treatment for Class II correction. Two identical twins (age 13 years 3 months) were treated for Class II correction where one patient was treated nonsurgically using a fixed functional appliance, ...
Nesbitt Craig C Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, - - 2014
Minimally invasive techniques to treat great saphenous varicose veins include ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS), radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and endovenous laser therapy (EVLT). Compared with flush saphenofemoral ligation with stripping, also referred to as open surgery or high ligation and stripping (HL/S), proposed benefits include fewer complications, quicker return to work, ...
Lee Mei-Ching MC Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, - - 2014
Melasma is an acquired pigment disorder showing symmetrical hyperpigmentation of the face characterized by light to dark brown patches with indistinct borders on both cheeks. Melasma is prevalent in middle-aged women with harmless hormone imbalances. It is also known as the mask of pregnancy and is prevalent in most child-bearing ...
Bono F F Headache Group, Institute of Neurology, Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro, Italy - - 2014
The objective of this article is to determine whether cutaneous allodynia (CA) influences the response to treatment with occipital transcutaneous electrical stimulation (OTES) in chronic migraine (CM) and chronic tension-type headache (CTTH). One hundred and sixty consecutive patients with CM or CTTH were randomized to be treated with real or ...
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