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Cacciatore Giorgio G a PhD Student, Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To evaluate treatment and posttreatment dentoskeletal effects induced by the Forsus device (FRD) in growing patients with Class II malocclusion in a retrospective controlled clinical study. Materials and Methods: Thirty-six Class II patients (mean [SD] age 12.3 [1.2] years) were treated consecutively with the FRD protocol and compared ...
Mastropasqua Leonardo L Department of Medicine and Ageing Sciences, Ophthalmic Clinic, University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy, Chieti, 66100, - - 2014
Purpose:Aim of this study is to investigate modifications in human cadaver corneas after different Crosslinking procedures including standard epi-off treatment, iontophoresis imbibition and different exposure to UVA sources (30 minutes at 3 mW and 9 minutes at 10 mW). Methods:12 human cadaver corneas were examined and divided as follows: 3 ...
Kwon Young Eun - - 2014
Many studies have shown that clinical characteristics and outcomes differ depending on pathologic variants of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). However, these are not well defined in Asian populations. This retrospective study evaluated clinical features and outcomes of pathologic FSGS variants in 111 adult patients between January 2004 and December 2012. ...
Lee Ji-Young JY From the Departments of *Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and †School of Dentistry, Seoul National University; and ‡Orthodontics, Section of Dentistry, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
This study was performed to evaluate the patterns and amount of postsurgical relapse after mandibular setback surgery with minimal orthodontic preparation. We also compared the stability of plate according to types. From January 2009 to February 2012, 26 patients (13 males, 13 females) at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital were ...
Bilotta Federico - - 2014
Perioperative cerebral damage can result in various clinical sequela ranging from minor neurocognitive deficits to catastrophic neurological morbidity with permanent impairment and death. The goal of neuroprotective treatments is to reduce the clinical effects of cerebral damage through two major mechanisms: increased tolerance of neurological tissue to ischemia and changes ...
Zwang Julien - - 2014
Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the recommended first-line therapy for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria worldwide but decreased artemisinin susceptibility, phenotypically characterized as slow parasite clearance time (PCT), has now been reported in Southeast Asia. This makes it all too important to measure the dynamics of parasite clearance in African patients ...
Bourgault C C CHRU de Lille, Orthopedics Unit A, rue du Pr-Emile-Laine, 59037 Lille cedex, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Osteoid osteoma is a painful, benign bone tumor that mainly affects young people. Thermocoagulation is one of the recommended percutaneous treatment methods. This study sought to assess its efficacy and identify risk factors for osteoma recurrence. Results were analyzed retrospectively for a group of 87 patients treated by thermocoagulation between ...
Kocak I I Service d'ophtalmologie, hôpital de Nisa, Istanbul, - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of transepithelial corneal collagen crosslinking (TE-CXL) as compared to epithelium-off crosslinking (epi-off CXL) in progressive keratoconus. Records of keratoconus patients treated with TE-CXL or epi-off CXL were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were included if they had at least 12months follow-up. Pre- and postoperative measurements of ...
Komori Motohiro M Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine and Neurology, Clinical Research Institute, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical - - 2014
Background: The incidence of intracranial bleeding during dabigatran treatment is lower than that during warfarin treatment. The characteristics of intracranial hemorrhage during dabigatran therapy, however, remain unclear. Methods and Results: The clinical data and treatment summaries of 9 intracranial bleeds that developed during dabigatran treatment in 8 patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation ...
Richter Adrian A German Rheumatism Research Center - - 2014
Objectives: To compare the approved treatment of rheumatoid arthritis using rituximab + methotrexate (RTX+MTX) versus the off-label treatment variants of RTX in monotherapy or RTX in combination with leflunomide (RTX+LEF). Methods: We included RTX-naive patients enrolled in the German biologics register RABBIT between 2007 and 2012 (N=907) who started treatment ...
Brix Martin O MO Department of Orthopaedics, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte transplantation (MACT) has become an established articular cartilage repair technique. It provides good short-term and midterm results; however, long-term results are lacking. PURPOSE:To prospectively assess the clinical outcome after MACT in the knee to report long-term results. STUDY DESIGN:Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS:Fifty-three subjects (females/males, ...
Rozen Todd D TD Geisinger Health System, Department of Neurology, Geisinger Headache Clinic, PA, - - 2014
To report the first ever case of primary short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks (SUNCT) syndrome completely responsive to clomiphene citrate. Case report. SUNCT is a primary headache disorder marked by frequent attacks of one-sided headache with cranial autonomic associated symptoms. When SUNCT is deemed medicinally treatment refractory, it can cause ...
Emrem Do─čan Gülnihal G Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University , Erzurum Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical results of guided tissue regeneration (GTR) after the application of equine bone and membrane alone or combined with low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for the treatment of periodontal defects. Materials and methods: This study was an intra-individual longitudinal ...
Bonaparte James P JP Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, - - 2014
This study aimed to test the hypothesis that the administration of onabotulinum toxin A will result in an increase in skin pliability and elasticity. A prospective case series with planned data collection in which patients were treated with onabotulinum toxin and assessed at baseline, 2 weeks post-injection, and 2 months ...
Bregnballe Thomas T Dept. of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Kalø, Grenåvej 14, DK-8410, Rønde, - - 2014
The population of Great Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo has increased markedly in Europe in the last 30 years, creating conflicts primarily with fisheries interests. Some advocate that there should be a reduction in bird numbers on anything from local to regional and pan-European levels. The effect of attempts to reduce cormorant ...
Montes Ariana A aResearch Laboratory 10 and Rheumatology Unit, Health Research Institute, University Clinic Hospital of Santiago bDepartment of Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela cRheumatology Unit, University Hospital of Bellvitge dRheumatology Unit, University Hospital Clinic eRheumatology Unit, Hospital Santa Creu e San Pau, Barcelona fRheumatology Unit, University Hospital Virgen Macarena, Sevilla gUGC of Rheumatology, University Regional Hospital of Málaga, Biomedical Research Institute of Málaga, University of Málaga, Málaga hRheumatology Unit, University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada iRheumatology Unit, Hospital 12 of October, Madrid, Spain jDepartament of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, - - 2014
We aimed to assess a functional polymorphism in FCGR2A H131R, for association with the treatment response to Fc-containing inhibitors of tumor necrosis factor (TNF). A total of 429 biologic-naive patients with rheumatoid arthritis collected in two sets (299 and 130) were treated during standard care with infliximab (INX), etanercept, or ...
Neven Patrick P Multidisciplinary Breast Centre and Gynaecological Oncology, UZ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2014
The CARIATIDE study was designed to assess the impact of educational materials (EMs) on compliance and persistence rates with aromatase inhibitor (AI) treatment in postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor-positive early breast cancer. Patients were randomized to standard AI treatment (Group A; N = 1379) or standard AI treatment plus EMs containing information on ...
Sell H H Department of Vascular Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital and Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, - - 2014
Superficial venous reflux and varicose veins are common. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to assess effectiveness of compression therapy compared with surgery for superficial venous reflux. 153 patients with CEAP class C2-C3 and superficial venous reflux were randomized to receive either conservative treatment (compression stockings) (n = 77) or ...
Aygun A A Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Mevlana University, Konya, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of topical rifamycin SV treatment against sternal wound infection (SWI) in diabetic patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. One hundred and fifty-nine diabetic patients who were scheduled to undergo isolated on-pump CABG surgery were included. Eight ...
Chalvatzis Nikolaos T - - 2014
PurposeTo evaluate the safety and efficacy of oral steroids when combined with long-term oral azathioprine (AZA) and orbital radiotherapy in patients with active thyroid-related restrictive myopathy.MethodsA total of 88 patients from adnexal outpatient clinics of Bristol Eye Hospital, UK, and 2nd Department of Ophthalmology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, ...
Giovale M M Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Medicine, University of Genova, Padiglione 40, Largo Rosanna Benzi 10, 10132, Genova, - - 2014
Shoulder hemiarthroplasty is considered a standard treatment in case of complex proximal humeral fractures. However, great variability affects the clinical outcomes. In this work, we examined the clinical and radiographic outcomes in a series of patients treated with hemiarthroplasty for 3- and 4-part humeral fractures and focused on factors affecting ...
Merolla G G Unit of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, D. Cervesi Hospital, Cattolica, Italy, - - 2014
Snapping scapula is characterized by crepitus between the scapula and the chest wall due to abnormal tissue at this site. Surgical treatment, when needed, may be either open or arthroscopic. The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic decompression in ten subjects with symptomatic ...
Lautenbach Martin M Department of Elbow, Hand and Microsurgery, Immanuel-Hospital, Königstrasse 63, 14109, Berlin, - - 2014
Ulnocarpal impaction syndrome is a common cause of chronic ulnar-sided wrist pain. The distal ulnar shortening osteotomy addresses the often present positive ulnar variance and therefore relieves the excessive load on the ulnocarpal joint. In the present study, the results of a technique that uses an ulnodorsal approach with a ...
Giannicola G G Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic Medicine and Orthopedics Sciences, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Via Emilio Repossi 15, 00158, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
We analyzed the clinical outcomes of stiff elbow open treatment to assess factors affecting the choice of surgical procedures in a consecutive series of patients followed up prospectively. Forty-one patients, mean aged 48 years, were evaluated. Elbow stiffness was caused by post-traumatic osteoarthritis in 32 patients, primary osteoarthritis in seven and ...
d'Agostino Cristina C Extracorporeal Shock Wave Unit, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, - - 2014
There is no gold standard for treatment of bone marrow edema syndrome of the hip (BMESH). Usually, treatment is conservative, owing to the favorable and self-limiting prognosis. In musculoskeletal disorders, the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been widely recognized and recent research supports its use in the ...
Papi Claudio C Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, - - 2014
In the last years mucosal healing has emerged as an important therapeutic goal for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Growing evidence suggests that mucosal healing can improve patient outcomes and, potentially, can alter the natural course of the disease by inducing sustained clinical remission and reducing hospitalizations and surgery. However ...
Sabaté David D Department of Research and Development, ESTEVE veterinaria, Lab. Dr. ESTEVE, S.A. Avda. Mare de Déu de Montserrat 221, CP 08041 Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
The innate immune response acting immediately after initial infection with Leishmania parasites is known to play a relevant role in prevention against clinical progression of the disease. Domperidone is a dopamine D2 receptor antagonist that has shown to enhance the innate cell-mediated immune response. The aim of this study was ...
Dessì Mariarita M Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tor Vergata University Hospital, Viale Oxford 81, 00133, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
Treatment with folic acid and vitamin B12 appears capable of reducing total plasma homocysteine levels (tHcy), but it is unknown whether vitamin B12 alone reduces tHcy values. In this study we investigate the effects of alternate vitamins supplementation on homocysteine levels in patients treated by diffusive and convective dialysis techniques. ...
Caputo Ronald R St. Joseph's Hospital Cardiology, Liverpool, - - 2014
Background: Drug eluting stents for the treatment of small vessel coronary artery disease have traditionally yielded inferior clinical outcomes compared to the use of DES in large vessels. The benefit of the second-generation Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES) in small vessels was examined. Methods: Two-year clinical outcomes from 5 combined R-ZES ...
Takakura Ako A Department of Ophthalmology, California Pacific Medical Center , San Francisco, California , USA - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To describe viral retinitis following intravitreal and periocular corticosteroid administration. Methods: Retrospective case series and comprehensive literature review. Results: We analyzed 5 unreported and 25 previously published cases of viral retinitis following local corticosteroid administration. Causes of retinitis included 23 CMV (76.7%), 5 HSV (16.7%), and 1 each ...
Nevzato─člu Sirin S a Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Marmara, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the short- and long-term treatment results of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) and surgical assistance during maxillary protraction with a facemask (FM). Materials and Methods: This study was carried out in 28 patients (12 male, 16 female) with maxillary retrognathism, anterior crossbite, and Class III skeletal and ...
Gomes C M CM Department of Dermatology, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil; Laboratório de Dermatomicologia, Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília - - 2014
The recurrence of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) in patients experiencing a long-term cure is often called leishmaniasis recidiva cutis (LRC). LRC is considered an unusual form of ACL. This study aims to estimate the incidence of LRC in ACL patients evaluated at a tertiary dermatologic centre in Midwestern Brazil. We ...
Watanabe Yusuke Y Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, 6 Avenue du Noyer Lambert, 91300, Massy, - - 2014
Background Few data are available about post-dilatation (PD) for the treatment of significant paravalvular aortic regurgitation (AR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) of the Edwards valve. Methods and Results A total of 470 patients, aged 83.4±6.4years, logistic Euroscore 21.9±12.3, undergoing TAVI with the Edwards valve were evaluated. PD was ...
Klebes Martin M Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venerology, Berlin, - - 2014
Potential antimicrobial effects of sequential applications of tissue-tolerable plasma (TTP) and the conventional liquid antiseptic octenidine dihydrochloride (ODC) were investigated. 34 patients with chronic leg ulcers were treated with TTP, ODC or a combination of both. The bacterial colonization was measured semi-quantitatively before and immediately after treatment and changes in ...
Udeh Belinda L BL From the Department of Outcomes Research (B.L.U., J.E.D., J.S.H., D.I.S.), Department of Quantitative Health Services (J.E.D.), Center for Critical Care Medicine (J.S.H., C.I.U.), and Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia (C.I.U.), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2014
Perioperative myocardial infarction (PMI) is a major surgical complication that is costly and causes much morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis and treatment of PMIs have evolved over time. Many treatments are expensive but may reduce ancillary expenses including the duration of hospital stay. The time-dependent economic impact of novel treatments for ...
Ataman Mehmet Bozkurt MB Selcuk University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination, Konya, - - 2014
The aim of the present work was to study the effects of aflatoxin (AF) on sperm parameters in rams, and to determine the protective efficiency of esterified glucomannan (EG) co-administered with AF up to 96 h of the liquid storage of ram semen at 5(o)C. Thirty-two Merino rams (12-14 months ...
Wang Wenshu W Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, - - 2014
Objective: We have evaluated 106 pediatric cases of infective endocarditis (IE) to elucidate clinical manifestations and pathogenic microorganism profiling of IE in China. Methods: Clinical features, complications, pathogenic microorganisms, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric IE were reviewed in two groups of patients with IE from the different periods of time ...
Lindgren H H Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Department of Surgery, Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
In spite of recommendations advocating conservative best medical treatment, many patients with infrainguinal intermittent claudication (IC) are treated by invasive open and endovascular methods. This study aims to evaluate the incidence and 1-year results of all such treatments during 2009 in Sweden. The design was a one-year follow-up through the ...
Rasmussen Annette A Research Department of Ophthalmology, Glostrup Hospital, Glostrup, - - 2014
To review the current literature regarding long-term treatment beyond 2 years with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibition for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nv-AMD). Only few studies of anti-VEGF treatment for nv-AMD exist beyond 2 years, and the number of patients followed for 4 years or longer is small. The ...
Zhu Guangchang G Department of Vascular Surgery, Xuan Wu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate the long-term outcome and efficacy of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) for pediatric renal artery stenosis (RAS), which is an important cause of medication-refractory pediatric hypertension. We retrospectively evaluated 22 hypertensive children (age range, 3-17 years) who underwent PTRA from February 2000 to July 2012. Sixteen ...
Zhang Liang L Department of Adult Joint Reconstructive Surgery, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Fourth Clinical College of Peking University, Jishuitan Orthopaedic College of Tsinghua University, 31 East Xinjiekou Street, Beijing, 100035, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical and radiographic results of total hip arthroplasty (THA) for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to evaluate the effects of patient, prosthesis design, and surgical technique-related risk factors on postoperative functional results. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and radiographic ...
Sun Hui H Department of Neurosurgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, The Cranial Nerve Disease Center of Shanghai Jiaotong University, 1665 Kongjiang Road, Shanghai, China, - - 2014
Microvascular decompression (MVD) has become the standard treatment for hemifacial spasm. As not all patients get complete relief, this strategy is still controversial. The study aimed to figure out how to tell the proper endpoint to the surgery. A series of 356 consecutive patients with hemifacial spasm were enrolled in ...
Miserez M M Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium, - - 2014
In 2009, the European Hernia Society published the EHS Guidelines for the Treatment of Inguinal Hernia in Adult Patients. The Guidelines contain recommendations for the treatment of inguinal hernia from diagnosis till aftercare. The guidelines expired January 1, 2012. To keep them updated, a revision of the guidelines was planned ...
Motoki Hirohiko H Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, - - 2014
The impact of long-acting calcium channel blocker (CCB) administration on serial changes in left ventricular (LV) function and morphology in hypertensive patients with LV hypertrophy remains unclear. This study attempted to clarify this impact by comparing the effects of administration of azelnidipine with that of amlodipine using conventional and speckle ...
Yuan Xing-Hua XH Department of Dermatology and Venereology, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China; Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Yanbian University Hospital, Yanji, - - 2014
Ablative 10,600-nm carbon dioxide (CO2 ) fractional laser treatments have shown favorable outcomes for atrophic acne scars. To compare the efficacy and complications of fractional CO2 laser treatments with different fluences and densities for acne scars. Twenty patients were treated using a single session of fractional CO2 laser in Deep ...
Dallaudière Benjamin B Service de Radiologie (B.D., V.H., E.S.-C., J.M.S.); Inserm U698 (B.D., J.M.S.); Université Paris Diderot (B.D., E.S.-C., J.M.S.), Paris. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess the potential therapeutic effect of intratendinous injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) under ultrasound (US) guidance to treat tendon tears and tendinosis in a pilot study with long-term follow-up. The study included 408 consecutive patients referred for treatment by PRP injection of tendinopathy in the upper (medial and lateral ...
Ozkaya A A Beyoglu Eye Training and Research Hospital, Bereketzade Cami Sok., 34421 Beyoglu Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal ranibizumab for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) patients with a visual acuity (VA) of ≥20/40 and to investigate the predictive factors for visual outcomes. The present study is a retrospective analysis of patients with VA≥20/40. Injections were given monthly for the ...
Liu G G Department of Vascular Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, PR China; The Vascular Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, PR China; Institute of Traumatic Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, PR - - 2014
Over the short term, endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) has been found to be safe and effective for endovenous ablation in extratruncular venous malformations (EVMs). We report our experiences in percutaneous ultrasound (US)-guided treatment of congenital EVMs with respect to effectiveness and safety over the mid-term. This was a retrospective analysis ...
Ong Cheung-Ter CT Department of Neurology, Ditmanson Medical Foundation, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Nursing, Chung Jen Junior College of Nursing, Health Science and Management, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: - - 2014
Early neurological improvement has been observed in patients with stroke receiving treatment with standard intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. However, the effectiveness of thrombolytic treatment and the risk of hemorrhagic transformation are not well understood in patients aged >80 years. In this study, we investigated the influence of age on ...
Dayton Paul P UnityPoint Clinic Foot and Ankle, Trinity Regional Medical Center; Adjunct Professor, Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Fort Dodge, IA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) has commonly been used for the treatment of a variety of first MTPJ disorders, including hallux valgus. We undertook a systematic review of the electronic databases and other relevant sources to identify material relating to the reduction of the first intermetatarsal angle (IMA) ...
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