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Deguchi Ichiro I Department of Neurology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Hidaka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
We investigated the effect of rosuvastatin, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor, on serum lipids and arteriosclerosis in dyslipidemic patients with cerebral infarction. The subjects were 24 patients with noncardiogenic cerebral infarction complicated by dyslipidemia (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-C] ≥ 140 mg/dL). Serum lipids and highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were measured at ...
Kumar Anup A Head of Department, Department of Urology, V.M. Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, 110029, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
A prospective randomized comparison of Shock wave lithotripsy(SWL), retrograde intrarenal surgery(RIRS) and miniperc for treatment of 1-2cm radiolucent lower calyceal renal calculi was done to evaluate safety and efficacy of these procedures. Patients with 1-2cm single radiolucent lower calyceal renal stone, who underwent treatment between Jan 2012 and May 2013, ...
Juhász Péter - - 2014
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoinflammatory joint disease which leads to the destruction of joints and disability of the patients. Anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs can halt radiological progression better than conventional DMARDs even in clinical non-responders. The efficacy of anti-TNF plus methotrexate (MTX) treatment versus MTX monotherapy on ...
Arscott W Tristram - - 2014
Obstructive voiding symptoms (OVS) are common following prostate cancer treatment with radiation therapy. The risk of urinary retention (UR) following hypofractionated radiotherapy has yet to be fully elucidated. This study sought to evaluate OVS and UR requiring catheterization following SBRT for prostate cancer. Patients treated with SBRT for localized prostate ...
Ozturan Seda S 1 Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Biruni University , Istanbul, Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the stable and significant outcomes of laser-assisted lip repositioning technique for the treatment of excessive gingival display. Background data: "Gummy smile" is a major concern for a large number of patients visiting the dentist. The hyperactivity of the upper lip ...
Zainah Hadeel H Department of Infectious Diseases, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, - - 2014
Restoring normal fecal flora through intestinal microbiota transplantation (IMT) was successful in curing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). However, only a few cases have been reported of IMT being utilized for the treatment of severe or fulminant CDI. Is IMT a simple and effective treatment for severe and recurrent CDI? ...
Siekmann Werner W Argon-Orthopaedie Hamburg, Hamburg, - - 2014
The operative treatment for the moderate to severe bunion continues to present challenges. The indications for a single, double, or triple first ray osteotomy remain controversial. In addition, it is not clear whether an opening wedge osteotomy leads to clinically relevant arthritis at the first metatarsophalangeal joint. However, it is ...
Sbitany Hani H From the Divisions of *Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and †Surgical Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, - - 2014
Total skin-sparing mastectomy (TSSM) has become increasingly frequent in recent years, as inclusion criteria continue to expand. Options for tissue expander coverage in these patients include complete submuscular tissue expander coverage and acellular dermal matrix (ADM)-assisted coverage. This study compares both techniques with regard to relevant outcomes, during a recent ...
de Sa Darren D Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, - - 2014
Synovial chondromatosis of the hip is a benign condition whereby pain and functional limitations occur due to numerous intra-articular osteochondral fragments produced by a metaplastic synovium. Recurrence not only worsens morbidity but may lead to malignant transformation. With reported recurrence rates as high as 22% by open surgical approaches and ...
To Justin J Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the efficacy of image-guided drainage versus antibiotic-only treatment of pelvic abscesses. Retrospective cohort analysis. An academic, inner-city medical center. Women ages 11-49, admitted between 1998 and 2008 with ICD9 code 614.x (inflammatory diseases of ovary, fallopian tube, pelvic cellular tissue, and peritoneum). Medical records search, chart review, and ...
Cappellari Manuel M Stroke Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Neuroscience, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The likelihood of severe disability and death increases with each recurrent stroke. Repeated intravenous (IV) thrombolysis remains one of the therapeutic options when secondary prevention fails; however, its effects after recurrent stroke are largely unknown. The aim of the present review was to assess the risks and benefits of IV ...
Sahin Sevtap Hekimoglu SH Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Trakya University Medical Faculty, Edirne, 22030, Turkey, - - 2014
The aim of this prospective study was to determine the efficacy of intraarticular levobupivacaine with and without intravenous dexketoprofen trometamol for postarthroscopy analgesia. Sixty patients who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery were randomly assigned to three treatment groups. When the surgical procedure was completed, patients received the following treatments: group I ...
Papini E E Department of Endocrinology, Regina Apostolorum Hospital, Albano Laziale, Italy; Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Pisa, - - 2014
Background. The aim of the present trial on ultrasound (US)-guided laser ablation therapy (LAT) of solid thyroid nodules is to assess long-term clinical efficacy, side effects, and predictability of outcomes in different centers operating with the same procedure. Patients. Two hundred consecutive patients were randomly assigned to a single LAT ...
Savage Nathan J NJ Total Rehab, Inc., 5957 South Fashion Point Drive, Suite 102, South Ogden, UT, 84403, USA, - - 2014
To investigate the prognostic value of electrodiagnostic testing in patients with sciatica receiving physical therapy. Electrodiagnostic testing was performed on 38 patients with sciatica participating in a randomized trial comparing different physical therapy interventions. Patients were grouped and analyzed according to the presence or absence of radiculopathy based on electrodiagnostic ...
Hoppo Toshitaka T Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal & Thoracic Disease, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, - - 2014
Electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients, using EndoStim(®) LES stimulation system (EndoStim BV, the Hague, Netherlands), enhances LES pressure, decrease distal esophageal acid exposure, improves symptoms, and eliminates the need in many patients for daily GERD medications. To evaluate, in a post ...
Gottschalk Michael B MB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, - - 2014
Surgical repair remains the gold standard for most type II and type IV superior labral anterior and posterior (SLAP) lesions that fail nonoperative management. However, most recently, there have been data demonstrating unacceptably high failure rates with primary repair of type II SLAP lesions. Biceps tenodesis may offer an acceptable, ...
Patel Dipen A - - 2014
The economic impacts of linezolid and vancomycin were compared for the treatment of hospitalized patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-confirmed nosocomial pneumonia. A 4-week decision tree model incorporated published data and expert opinion on clinical parameters, resource use, and costs (2012 US dollars), such as efficacy, mortality, serious adverse events, ...
Saha Subhranil S Clinical Research Unit (Homeopathy), Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, Government of India, Siliguri, India - - 2014
Hering's Law Assessment Tool emerged as a systematic outcome assessment tool following homeopathic intervention. The authors intend to modify it and develop a new tool-Patient Response Assessment Tool after Homeopathic Treatment (PRATHoT)-in chronic cases through Delphi technique for systematic categorization of probable outcomes following individualized homeopathic treatment in chronic cases. ...
Caronia Francesco Paolo FP Istituto Oncologico del Mediterraneo, Viagrande, Catania, Italy - - 2014
The aim of the present paper was to conduct a comparative analysis of outcomes after thoracoscopic resection versus standard thoracotomy approach in the treatment of Pancoast tumours. All consecutive patients with Pancoast tumours undergoing surgical treatment from March 2000 to November 2012 were enrolled. Patients were divided into 2 groups ...
Loh Yiwen Y Department of Upper GI Surgery, St Georges Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, - - 2014
A best evidence topic in surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed whether LINX™ Reflux management system is an efficacious treatment for patients with symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) not controlled by proton pump inhibitors (PPI). Forty-eight LINX-related papers were identified using the reported search, ...
Caminal Marta M Divisió de Teràpies Avançades/XCELIA, Banc de Sang i Teixits, Edifici Dr. Frederic Duran i Jordà, Passeig Taulat, 116, 08005 Barcelona, - - 2014
Regenerative therapies using adult stem cells have attracted great interest in the recent years and offer a promising alternative to current surgical practices. In this report, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of an autologous cell-based treatment of osteoarthritis using mesenchymal stromal cells expanded from bone marrow aspirates that were ...
Tsuruta Yuki Y Department of Medicine, Kidney Center, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666, Japan, - - 2014
Hyperuricemia is a frequent complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Febuxostat is a novel xanthine oxidase inhibitor that is metabolized by many metabolic pathways in the kidney and the liver. We performed a 1-year cohort study of 73 hyperuricemic patients who had an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) below 45 ml/min ...
Rodrigues Tiago T Departamento de Neurorradiologia, Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Poro, Largo Prof. Abel Salazar, 4099-001, Porto, Portugal, - - 2014
To report the epidemiological features, clinical presentation, angiographic characteristics and therapeutic options, success and complication rates in patients with dural carotid cavernous fistulas (dural CCFs). Retrospective evaluation of patients followed in our institution between January of 2005 and September of 2013. There were 38 patients, 76 % females, with an average ...
Jiang H H Peking University People's Hospital, Peking University Institute of Hematology, Beijing Key Laboratory of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Beijing, - - 2014
CML treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has improved many patients' prognosis, but during the disease's terminal phase, the blast crisis (CML-BC), has been disappointing. Allo-HSCT is another treatment, but survival rates are still disappointing. Currently, a combination of these two is suggested but with little evidence. This retrospective comparison ...
Altay Mehmet Ali MA 1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Akdeniz University , Antalya, Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate and report on low-level laser therapy (LLLT) supported medical-surgical treatment outcomes of 11 patients with bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) lesions. Background data: BRONJ is a severe clinical condition, which adversely affects patients' lives. Even though various treatment ...
Bashir Riyaz R Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, - - 2014
The role of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in the treatment of acute proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is controversial, and the nationwide safety outcomes are unknown. The primary objective was to compare in-hospital outcomes of CDT plus anticoagulation with those of anticoagulation alone. The secondary objective was to evaluate the temporal ...
Miloslavsky E M - - 2014
Introduction Disease relapses are frequent in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). We evaluated the outcomes of patients re-treated with rituximab (RTX) and prednisone for severe disease relapses. Methods The Rituximab in AAV trial was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial comparing the rates of remission induction among patients treated with ...
Lee Dong Kun DK Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
Ethanol ablation has been known as an effective, easy, and safe treatment of cystic thyroid lesions. The objective of the present study was to evaluate efficacy of ethanol ablation as a minimally invasive management of thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC). Between January 2012 and July 2013, 9 TGDC patients were diagnosed ...
Wrigley Clinton W CW Department of Interventional Radiology, Christiana Care Health System, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, Delaware - - 2014
To investigate the feasibility, safety, and outcome of endovascular recanalization of native chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in patients with failed lower-extremity bypass grafts. Retrospective review of 19 limbs in 18 patients with failed lower-extremity bypass grafts that underwent recanalization of native arterial occlusions between February 2009 and April 2013 was ...
Ortmaier Reinhold R Unfallchirurgie und Sporttraumatologie, Paracelsus medizinische Universität, Salzburg, Austria, - - 2014
We set out to compare osteosynthesis using the minimally invasive, semi-rigid, Humerusblock to reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) for primary fracture treatment in three- and four-part fractures in patients over 65 years old. In the study period from 2008 to 2011, we conducted a matched-pair analysis of 25 patients treated with ...
Souteyrand Geraud G Department of Cardiology, Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand, - - 2014
Aims: To assess whether a strategy of invasive management without stents in selected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with a large thrombus burden (LTB) might be feasible and safe. Methods and results: We performed a prospective non-randomised observational cohort study of invasive treatment decisions guided by optical coherence tomography (OCT) ...
Bektas Hüseyin H Clinic for General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Medical University of Hannover, 30625, Hannover, - - 2014
This randomized, controlled, single-blinded multicenter study evaluated the efficacy of latest-generation fibrin sealant containing synthetic aprotinin as fibrinolysis inhibitor as supportive treatment for hemostasis after elective partial hepatectomy. Adult subjects undergoing resection of at least one liver segment were assigned to treatment with fibrin sealant or manual compression with a ...
Martinelli Ida I Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis, University of Milan, - - 2014
To investigate the characteristics and clinical course of cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) we compared 48 patients with MPN and CVT (group MPN-CVT) to 87 with MPN and other venous thrombosis (group MPN-VT) and 178 with MPN and no thrombosis (group MPN-NoT) matched by sex, ...
Ogawa Yoshikazu Y Department of Neurosurgery, Kohnan Hospital, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The transsphenoidal approach has been increasingly used for the surgical treatment of craniopharyngiomas with/without sellar enlargement. However, the optimum indications for the extended transsphenoidal approach with opening of the posterior ethmoidal sinus in addition to opening of the sellar floor are still controversial. Forty-two patients with craniopharyngiomas treated by the ...
Payette Alexis - - 2014
Context: Hemoperfusion (HP) or dialysis is occasionally used following carbamazepine (CBZ) toxicity but it remains unclear which is the most efficient modality. We describe a case of severe CBZ intoxication treated with different extracorporeal modalities during which CBZ toxicokinetics were compared. Case details: A 58-year-old man was transferred to our ...
Kim Bum Joon BJ Departments of Radiology - - 2014
Object Endovascular procedures are one of the important treatment options for steno-occlusive arteries in ischemic stroke patients. However, embolic complications after such procedures are always a concern. The authors investigated the association between serial change of residual platelet reactivity and silent embolic cerebral infarction (SECI) after endovascular treatment. Methods Ischemic ...
Nayak Atul A Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University , Loughborough , - - 2014
Abstract A study that combines microneedles (MNs) and sonophoresis pre-treatment was explored to determine their combined effects on percutaneous delivery of lidocaine from a polymeric hydrogel formulation. Varying ratios of carboxymethylcellulose and gelatine (NaCMC/gel ranges 1:1.60-1:2.66) loaded with lidocaine were prepared and characterized for zeta potential and particle size. Additionally, ...
Wiman Eriksson Eva E Department of Dental Sleep Medicine, Postgraduate Dental Education Center, Örebro, - - 2014
This 10-year follow-up prospective study aimed to evaluate the effects of treatment with a mandibular protruding device (MPD) on respiratory parameters and subjective symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snoring. Seventy-seven consecutive patients diagnosed with OSA or snoring were treated with an MPD. At baseline and the ...
Frazzitta Giuseppe G "Moriggia-Pelascini" Hospital, Gravedona ed Uniti, Italy Fondazione Europea Ricerca Biomedica FERB, "S. Isidoro" Hospital, Trescore Balneario, Italy - - 2014
Background. Although physical exercise improves motor aspects of Parkinson's disease (PD), it is not clear whether it may also have a neuroprotective effect. Objective. In this 2-year follow-up study, we determined whether intensive exercise in the early stages of the disease slows down PD progression. Methods. Forty newly diagnosed patients ...
Mineshita M M Division of Respiratory and Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, 2-16-1, Sugao, Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki, 216-8511, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
There are only a few reports of the use of impulse oscillation system (IOS) for the evaluation of COPD treatment. In this study, we applied IOS and spirometry to evaluate the effectiveness of fluticasone propionate and salmeterol (SFC) combined with tiotropium (TIO) in COPD patients. Following a 4-week run-in period ...
Inoue Maiko M Department of Ophthalmology, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, - - 2014
To evaluate the functional and morphologic outcomes of patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy who underwent intravitreal aflibercept treatment. We prospectively studied all the treatment-naive patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy who were scheduled to undergo intravitreal aflibercept between February 2013 and July 2013. The best-corrected visual acuity was compared before treatment ...
Singh Rishi P RP *Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; †Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; and ‡Genentech Inc, South San Francisco, - - 2014
To evaluate the incidence of collateral vessel formation and to determine their impact on best-corrected visual acuity and central foveal thickness in patients with branch or central retinal vein occlusion (BRVO, CRVO) receiving 0.3 mg or 0.5 mg of ranibizumab, or sham. This retrospective analysis was performed in patients with ...
Paúl Laura L 1Interventional Neurorradiology Department, 2Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery Department, 3Medical Physics Department, Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, - - 2014
Stereotactic radiosurgery (RS) is an effective tool in treating brain AVMs. Careful study of AVM angiographic characteristics may improve results. To report the long-term outcomes of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) in brain AVMs focusing on how the angioarchitectural and hemodynamic parameters of AVMs impact the post-radiosurgery results. Retrospective longitudinal study ...
Camargo Mariana G MG Departamento de Parasitologia Animal, Instituto de Veterinária, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, BR 465, Km 7, Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro CEP 23890-000, - - 2014
The present study evaluated, for the first time, the effect of the commercial formulation Metarril(®) SP Organic of Metarhizium anisopliae plus 10% mineral oil to control Rhipicephalus microplus in a pen study. Three groups were formed with six animals each: the first group was exposed to Metarril(®) plus 10% mineral ...
Arduc Ayse A From the *Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ministry of Health, Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey; †National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Diabetes, Endocrine and Obesity Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; ‡Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Duzce University, Duzce, Turkey; §Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ministry of Health, Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey; and ¶Faculty of Medicine, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Hitit University, Corum, - - 2014
Radioactive Iodine therapy (RAIT) plays a major role in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. In addition to the thyroid gland, significant amounts of radioactive iodine are maintained in the stomach. The aim of this study was to determine if RAIT has any effect on Helicobacter pylori infection, based on the C ...
Camathias Carlo C Paediatric Orthopaedic Department, University Children's Hospital Basle, Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare meniscal stabilization alone with screw fixation in restoring subjective and objective knee function and structural cartilage integrity in skeletally immature patients with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee. This study comprised 28 patients (32 knees) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-confirmed OCD. Unstable ...
Gifford Paul - - 2014
To investigate changes to corneal surface aberrations and vision between PresbyLASIK and LASIK for correction of presbyopia using the MEL 80 platform (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany). The retrospective data of 31 patients who underwent PresbyLASIK (the PresbyLASIK group) between January 2009 and November 2011 and 20 matched patients who ...
Meyborg M M Division of Vascular Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Münster, Germany - - - 2014
Recanalization of long segmental occlusions of femoropopliteal arteries can be achieved by angioplasty and implantation of nitinol stents with high procedural success rates. However, due to recurrent in--stent restenoses (ISR) some patients need repeated interventions and their intermediate success rates are uncertain. Patients who were treated in our center from ...
De Rui M M Department of Medicine DIMED, Geriatrics Division, University of Padova, Italy - - - 2014
The high cost of cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) makes it crucial for the clinician to accurately identify subjects who will benefit from treatment. In Italy ChEI efficacy is assessed after 3 months, but this time interval may not be enough to know whether to continue or abandon the treatment. The aim ...
Sedivá Lucie L Department of Cardiology, Na Homolce Hospital, Roentgenova 2, Prague 5 150 30, Czech Republic - - 2014
Durable isolation of the pulmonary veins (PVs) remains the cornerstone of treatment for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) and is also used in the treatment of some patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. Visually guided laser ablation (VGLA) has been proven to be safe and effective as a treatment for atrial fibrillation ...
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