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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 ...
Cavalcante Ricardo de Souza Rde S Tropical Diseases Department - Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu - Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu, São Paulo state, - - 2014
There are no published reports on studies comparing itraconazole (ITC), sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole, CMX), and ITC followed by CMX (ITC/CMX) in the treatment of paracoccidiodomycosis. This study aimed to compare the efficacy, effectiveness, safety and time to clinical and serologic cure in paracoccidioidomycosis patients treated with ITC or CMX, the antifungal ...
Becattini Cecilia C Internal and Cardiovascular Medicine, Stroke Unit, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Venous and arterial thromboses have been regarded for many years as two different diseases requiring anticoagulant or antiplatelet treatment, respectively. Platelets have a role in venous thromboembolism through several mechanisms, including the formation of and adhesion to the neutrophil extracellular traps, as recently demonstrated. When given for antithrombotic prophylaxis in ...
Yoon Pil Whan PW 0000-0001-7354-0989 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
We evaluated the clinical course of subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head (SIFFH) and its characteristic findings with special regard to joint space narrowing (JSN). Thirty-one cases of SIFFH of mean age 68.9 yr initially underwent limited weight-bearing conservative treatment. During the follow-up period, the patients with intractable pain ...
Song Sungmin S Department of Urology, Chosun University School of Medicine, Gwangju, - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical outcomes of ertapenem administered as an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy for intractable cystitis caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli. We retrospectively reviewed a case series of 3 years of therapeutic experience with ertapenem for intractable recurrent cystitis caused by ESBL-producing E. coli. Ertapenem 1 g/d ...
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 ...
Compagno Nicolo' N Padua University, Clinical Immunology and Hematology, - - 2014
Intravenous immunoglobulin replacement therapy represents the standard treatment for hypogammaglobulinemia secondary to B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders. Subcutaneous immunoglobulin infusion is an effective, safe and well-tolerated treatment approach in primary immunodeficiencies but no extensive data are available on their use in secondary hypogammaglobulinemia, a frequent phenomenon occurring after treatment with anti-CD20 monoclonal ...
Mitropoulos Panagiotis G PG 2nd Eye Clinic, "Ophthalmiatrion Athinon" Specialized Eye Hospital , Athens , - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the potential efficacy and safety of intravitreal ranibizumab in patients with pseudophakic cystoid macular edema (CME). Methods: This retrospective study comprised 7 eyes with CME treated with intravitreal ranibizumab. Patients were examined at 1 week and 1 month after injection ...
Tosun Aliye A aClinics of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Atatürk Education and Research Hospital bDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation cDepartment of Cardiology, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine dClinics of Radiodiagnostics, Ankara Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Anticoagulant drugs are used to reduce the incidence of thromboembolic events in patients at risk. However, minor and major bleeding complications may occur during anticoagulation therapy. Femoral neuropathy secondary to retroperitoneal hematoma is a well known complication of anticoagulant drugs. However, treatment of these patients is still controversial, both conservative ...
Chao Samuel T ST Department of Radiation Oncology, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2014
To review the impact of a workflow enhancement (WE) team in reducing treatment errors that reach patients within radiation oncology. It was determined that flaws in our workflow and processes resulted in errors reaching the patient. The process improvement team (PIT) was developed in 2010 to reduce errors and was ...
Capa-Grasa A A Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital La Paz, Madrid, - - 2014
Authors have reported better outcomes, by reducing surgical dissection for carpal tunnel syndromes requiring surgery. Recently, a new sonographically guided technique for ultra minimally invasive (Ultra-MIS) carpal tunnel release (CTR) through 1mm incision has been described. We hypothesized that a clinical trial for comparing Ultra-MIS versus Mini-open Carpal Tunnel Release ...
Simader Christian C Vienna Reading Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2014
To identify the effects of anti-angiogenic therapy in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in respect to morphologic type and time course and to identify prognostic factors for visual outcome on the basis of standardized optical coherence tomography (OCT) analysis. Subanalysis of a prospective, 12-month, multicenter, phase IIIb trial (Efficacy and ...
Souder Christopher D CD Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, San Diego, - - 2014
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) can be treated by a variety of methods with the traditional method of in situ pin fixation being most commonly used. More recently, the Modified Dunn (Mod. Dunn) procedure consisting of capital realignment has been popularized as a treatment method for SCFE, particularly for more ...
Terry Michael J MJ From the *Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, - - 2014
Various surgical treatment modalities have been advocated for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease. However, recurrence following surgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease remains a common problem. Previous studies have demonstrated lower recurrence rates with use of a full-thickness skin graft. We therefore postulated that use of acellular dermal matrix may be ...
Clare S S Department of Medical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, - - 2014
Long-duration beta-lactam antibiotics are used for empirical treatment in female dogs with uncomplicated bacterial cystitis. However, women with bacterial cystitis are treated with short-duration potentiated sulfonamides because longer courses of beta-lactams result in lower cure and higher recurrence rates. Short-duration potentiated sulfonamide treatment is more efficacious than long-duration beta-lactam treatment ...
Naeem Muhammad M , B-8, Akbar Apartments, Bleak House Road, Civil Lines, Cantt. Karachi, Karachi, 74200, Pakistan, - - 2014
Despite the common occurrence of ankle sprains, no treatment is considered to be the gold standard for the management of such sprains. We assessed functional treatment versus plaster of Paris (POP) for the treatment of lateral ankle sprains, with pain and function employed as the outcome measures. 126 Patients were ...
Altschul David D Center for Endovascular Surgery, Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Suite 10G, Mount Sinai-Roosevelt Hospital, 1000 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10019, USA, - - 2014
The treatment of deep-seeded pediatric brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) remains a challenging task. We describe our experience using a new detachable tip microcatheter in the embolization of brain arteriovenous malformations, pial arteriovenous fistulas, and vein of Galen malformations. We describe the safety and efficacy using a new detachable tip microcatheter ...
Sheppard John D JD Ophthalmology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia Eye Consultants, 241 Corporate Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia, 23502, United - - 2014
Introduction: Endogenous anterior uveitis, when untreated, may lead to vision loss. This study compared the safety and efficacy of difluprednate with prednisolone acetate for the treatment of this condition. Methods: This Phase III, double-masked, non-inferiority study randomized patients with mild-to-moderate endogenous anterior uveitis to receive difluprednate 0.05% (n=56) four times ...
Kohashi Keiichi K Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Tama-Nagayama Hospital, Nippon Medical - - 2014
Aims: The effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) on the levels of inflammatory markers, cardiac function and long-term prognosis in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with dyslipidemia remain unclear. Methods: A total of 139 CHF patients with a mean left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 37.6± 8.0% were divided into two ...
Salgado Christopher J CJ DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, - - 2014
Background:Silicone injection can cause numerous posttreatment complications-including debilitating pain, cellulitis, abscesses, overlying skin compromise, and siliconomas distorting overlying tissues-that can be difficult to manage.Objectives:The authors evaluate liposuction as a treatment for patients experiencing complications from silicone injections to the gluteal region, to both preserve aesthetic appearance and minimize further risk ...
Fedoriw Wasyl W WW Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:The published return-to-play (RTP) rates for athletes who have undergone surgical repair of superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) tears vary widely and are generally accepted to be lower in the subset of competitive throwers. The efficacy of nonsurgical treatment for this group is unknown. HYPOTHESIS:Nonsurgical treatment of SLAP tears in professional ...
Seeger J B JB Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg (UKGM), Klinikstraße 33, 35392, Giessen, Germany, - - 2014
Patients with lateral osteoarthritis of the knee suffer not only from pain but also impaired gait and limited mobility. Common treatment options are total knee replacement and lateral unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA). The domed lateral mobile-bearing Oxford Uni is a new treatment option for patients with isolated osteoarthritis of the ...
Li Mao-Qin MQ Department of Intensive Care, Xuzhou Central Hospital, Xuzhou Hospital Affiliated to School of Medicine, Southeast University, 199 Jie Fang Road Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate whether hemodiafiltration combined with resin-mediated absorption is a better therapy for hyperlipidemic acute pancreatitis. Patients (n = 67) with acute pancreatitis treated in ICU from January 2009 to December 2012 were included in this study. Seven of these 67 cases were diagnosed hyperlipidemic acute ...
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