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Cavusoglu Yuksel Y aCardiology Department bBiostatistic Department, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, - - 2014
Ivabradine is a heart rate (HR)-lowering agent acting by inhibiting the If-channel. Dobutamine does increase the HR and has some deleterious effects on myocardium. So, we aimed to evaluate whether ivabradine treatment blunts a dobutamine-induced increase in HR. The main study population consisted of 58 acute decompensated heart failure patients ...
Golster Martin M From the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital, Linköping, - - 2014
Epidural analgesia for postoperative pain relief needs to be monitored regularly in order to evaluate benefits and avoid potential hazards. To evaluate efficacy and safety profile of a ward-based regimen for postoperative epidural analgesia combining patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) and continuous epidural infusion (CEI). We conducted a prospective survey in ...
Guitard Joëlle J Département de Néphrologie et Transplantation d'organes, CHU Rangueil, Toulouse, - - 2014
Minimal-change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) is a common cause of steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (NS) with frequent relapse. Although steroids and calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) are the cornerstone treatments, the use of rituximab (RTX), a monoclonal antibody targeting B cells, is an efficient and safe alternative in childhood. Because data from adults ...
Brockbank Sally S Department of Speech, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon - - 2014
Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) are a common acute and chronic side effect of head and neck cancer treatment. Dysphagia is associated with medical concerns such as malnutrition and pulmonary health as well as quality of life outcomes. Providing information on the likely changes to swallowing is an important component of pre-treatment ...
Czarnowicki Tali T Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology, Rockefeller University, New York, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
Topical corticosteroids are the most common first-line treatment for psoriasis. Tachyphylaxis, a decreased response to treatment with repetitive application of the drug, is a controversial phenomenon associated with topical corticosteroid treatment. We sought to prove or disprove tachyphylaxis to occluded halobetasol 0.05% versus vehicle. Patients with plaque psoriasis were recruited ...
Simon Mareike - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of orthodontic treatment using the Invisalign(R) system. Particularly, we analyzed the influence of auxiliaries (Attachment/Power Ridge) as well as the staging (movement per aligner) on treatment efficacy. We reviewed the tooth movements of 30 consecutive patients who required orthodontic treatment ...
Brereton Nicholas N BresMed, Sheffield, - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: Celecoxib for the treatment of pain resulting from osteoarthritis (OA) was reviewed by the Tandvårds- och läkemedelsförmånsverket - Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Board (TLV) in Sweden in late 2010. This study aimed to evaluate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of celecoxib plus a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) compared ...
Yilmaz Hanife Nuray HN a Research Assistant, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Marmara University, Istanbul, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To analyze the treatment effects of corticotomy-assisted maxillary protraction with skeletal anchorage and Class III elastics in patients with Class III malocclusions. Materials and Methods: The study group consisted of 19 patients with a mean age of 13.12 ± 1.28 years. Initially, patients were monitored for 5 months before treatment ...
Gencer Deniz D a Private Practice, Ankara, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To compare the treatment effects of double-plate appliance/facemask (DPA-FM) combined therapy and facemask (FM) therapy in treating Class III malocclusions. Materials and Methods: The material consisted of lateral cephalometric radiographs of 45 children with skeletal and dental Class III malocclusion. The first treatment group comprised 15 patients (mean ...
Lyakhovitsky A A Department of Dermatology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, - - 2014
Abstract Background: Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is as a lymphocytic variant of primary cicatricial alopecia. Objective: To evaluate the demographics, clinical findings, natural history, and response to various treatments of LPP. Methods: A retrospective review of medical records of all patients with clinical and histopathological diagnosis of LPP. Results: Out of ...
Shi Bentao B Department of Urology, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of resiniferatoxin in the treatment of patients with lifelong premature ejaculation. A total of 41 outpatients (mean age 26.14 ± 4 years) with premature ejaculation completed the present study. They were randomly separated into the resiniferatoxin group and the placebo group. The resiniferatoxin group included 11 patients with ...
Shin Hyun Tae HT Department of Dermatology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Abstract Background: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with intense pulsed light (IPL) was proven effective for photorejuvenation. Recently, a new formulation of 0.5% 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) liposomal spray has been available. We designed a randomized split face study to evaluate usefulness and safety of IPL-PDT using a liposomal spray for periorbital wrinkles ...
Morais Juliana Fernandes de JF Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Community Health, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Bauru, SP, - - 2014
Anterior spaces may interfere with smile attractiveness and compromise dentofacial harmony. They are among the most frequent reasons why patients seek orthodontic treatment. However, midline diastema is commonly cited as a malocclusion with high relapse incidence by orthodontists. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the stability of maxillary interincisor diastemas ...
Chong Gun Oh GO Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University Medical Center, Daegu, - - 2014
To evaluate single-port assisted extracorporeal cystectomy for the treatment of large ovarian cysts, and to compare its surgical outcomes, complications, and cystic content spillage rates with those of conventional laparoscopy and laparotomy. Retrospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). University teaching hospital. Twenty-five patients who underwent single-port assisted extracorporeal cystectomy ...
Vermeulen Guus M GM Department of Hand and Wrist Surgery, Diakonessenhuis Utrecht; Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rotterdam; Xpert Clinic Hilversum, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the results for treatment of basal thumb osteoarthritis with and without the use of a bone tunnel at the base of the first metacarpal. Women aged 40 years or older with stage IV osteoarthritis were randomized to 1 of 2 treatments. Patients were evaluated preoperatively and postoperatively at 3 ...
Portela J L JL Pediatric Emergency Department, Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Av. Roraima, Prédio 22, Campus, Bairro Camobi, Zip Code: 97105 900, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil; School of Medicine, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS, - - 2014
To compare the therapeutic efficacy of intramuscular midazolam (MDZ-IM) with that of intravenous diazepam (DZP-IV) for seizures in children. Randomized clinical trial. Pediatric emergency department. Patients: Children aged 2 months to 14 years admitted to the study facility with seizures. Patients were randomized to receive DZP-IV or MDZ-IM. Groups were ...
Moore Katherine K Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, CHU de Québec, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) with endoscopic injection of a bulking agent is becoming the first line of treatment for low grade VUR. We prospectively compared the efficacy of two products commercialised in Canada. Between April 2005 and February 2011, a total of 275 patients with documented VUR grade I-V ...
Souza Adriana Sebba Barroso de - - 2014
Background: Treatment with stem cells in several cardiomyopathies may be related to the increase in arrhythmias. Objectives: To determine whether intracoronary injection of stem cells in patients with Chagas cardiomyopathy is associated with increased incidence of ventricular arrhythmias, compared to the Control Group. Methods: A retrospective cohort study that evaluated ...
Ercil Hakan H Ministry of Health, Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Adana, - - 2014
Papillary ureteral neoplasm of low malignant potential (PUNLMP) is a rare diagnosis, and to our knowledge, has not yet been reported in the upper urinary tract. In this study, we aimed to present our experience in managing a very rare diagnosis, PUNLMP, in the upper urinary tract, with endoscopic treatment. ...
Nakatani Satoru S Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the 3-year outcome of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) for the treatment of bullous keratopathy secondary to argon laser iridotomy (ALI). A total of 22 consecutive patients (22 eyes) with ALI who underwent DSAEK were retrospectively analyzed. Best spectacle-corrected visual acuity ...
Kamel Mahmoud M 1Division of Nephrology and 2Department of Pathology, University of Arizona, Tucson, - - 2014
Cryoglobulinemia is a systemic inflammatory syndrome that generally involves small-to-medium vessel vasculitis due to cryoglobulin-containing immune complexes. The therapeutic management of idiopathic cryoglobulinemic vasculitis has yet to be defined because no study has evaluated the best strategies. However, treatment of severe vasculitis is traditionally based on a combination of corticosteroids ...
Vorobioff Julio D JD University of Rosario Medical School, Rosario, - - 2014
Pharmacological treatment of portal hypertension (PH) has been exclusively devoted to gastro-esophageal varices related events at different frameworks including prophylactic, emergency or preventive therapy. The goals of treatment are to avoid the first bleeding episode, stop active bleeding and prevent bleeding recurrence, respectively. The objective of pre-primary prophylaxis (PPP) is ...
Komura Kazumasa K Department of Urology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, - - 2014
To assess whether bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (B-TURP) using the TURis system demonstrates a comparable level of efficacy and safety with the traditional monopolar transurethral resection (M-TURP), and to evaluate the impact of the TURis sytem on postoperative urethral stricture (US) over a 36 month follow-up period. 136 ...
Kondo Takayuki T Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, - - 2014
Little is known about the clinical features of cardia varices (CV). The aim was to examine the background, bleeding risk, and post-treatment outcomes of CV in patients with portal hypertension. The subjects of this retrospective study were 277 patients (179 males, 98 females, 62.9 ± 11.5 years) with esophageal varices ...
Garrido Colmenero Cristina C Dermatology and Venereology Department, Virgen de Las Nieves Hospital, Granada, - - 2014
Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis (CNH) is an inflammatory process that affects the skin and cartilage of the ear. At present, there are many treatment options, although they are not always effective. Based on previous studies where nitroglycerin 2% gel was used, we propose the use of nitroglycerin patches. The purpose of ...
Smith E A EA Chiropodist and Podiatrist at the Whiteley Clinic, Guildford, - - 2014
There are various methods advocated for the treatment of verruca plantaris. However, many verrucas do not respond to simple treatment. This study presents our results using Nd: YAG laser ablation therapy for such recalcitrant cases. We performed a retrospective audit by sending a questionnaire to all patients with recalcitrant verrucas ...
Kenawy Soha S Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, - - 2014
No universal consensus about optimal modality for treating the recalcitrant multiple common warts (RMCW). The objective of the study was to evaluate the immunological mechanisms and clinical therapeutic effect of using lipid garlic extract (LGE) in the treatment of RMCW. The study included 50 patients with RMCW. They were randomly ...
Donatucci Craig C Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN, - - 2014
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is prescribed to men diagnosed with hypogonadism to alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and improve overall health. However, most men use TRT for only a short duration. To evaluate the long-term treatment patterns in hypogonadal men using topical TRT or short-lasting TRT injections. Using the ...
Zeng Ying Y Department of Plastic Surgery, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, - - 2014
Treatment of angiokeratoma of Mibelli is usually challenging because of the location, the pathogenetic condition and the cosmetic requirements. We present our characteristic treatment with the application of pulsed dye laser PDL and lpNd:YAG laser. All of these lesions were treated by topical anesthesia with Emla. Combined dual PDL-lpNd:YAG (PDL: ...
Pirani Chiara C Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM), School of Dentistry, Endodontic Clinical Section, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Via San Vitale 59, 40125, Bologna, Italy, - - 2014
This study investigated the long-term clinical outcome of root canal treatment. 240 root-treated teeth (n = 61 patients) were initially classified on the basis of radiographic presence/absence of initial apical periodontitis (IAP) and clinical data. The final outcome measure was the periapical healing (healed/disease). The outcome at 6-9 months was correlated with the ...
Yang Yong Y The Chinese Medicine Hospital of Hangzhou, 453 Tiyuchang Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, - - 2014
To analyze the efficacy of different surgical methods in treating palmar hyperhidrosis and the compensatory hyperhidrosis after surgery and to observe the efficacy of "Energy-boosting and Yin-nourishing anti-perspirant formula" on postsurgical hyperhidrosis patients. Two-hundred patients were randomly assigned to groups A (Chinese and Western medicine, T4 transection plus "Energy-boosting and ...
Oviedo-Joekes Eugenia - - 2014
The most widely used maintenance treatment for opioid dependency is substitution with long-acting oral opioids. Treatment with injectable diacetylmorphine provides an opportunity for patients to stabilize and possibly transition to oral treatment, if clinically indicated. The aim of this study was to explore outcomes of individuals that received injectable diacetylmorphine ...
Gardašević Topčić Ivana I General Hospital Novo mesto, Šmihelska 1, 8000, Novo mesto, Slovenia, - - 2014
To evaluate intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) treatment in patients with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and electroretinography (ERG). Twenty-two CRVO patients were treated with IVB injections and followed for 1 year. Morphological effect of treatment was observed with fluorescent angiography and OCT. Functional effect was ...
Anderson L J LJ Institute of Health Research, University of Exeter Medical School, Veysey Building, Salmon Pool Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4SG, UK, - - 2014
To determine the effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for adults with late-onset Pompe disease. A longitudinal cohort study including prospective and retrospective clinical outcome data. Age- and gender-adjusted treatment effects were estimated using generalised linear mixed models. Treated patients contributed data before and during treatment. Untreated patients contributed natural ...
Rathinam Sivakumar R SR Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai, - - 2014
To compare the relative effectiveness of methotrexate and mycophenolate mofetil for noninfectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, or panuveitis. Multicenter, block-randomized, observer-masked clinical trial. Eighty patients with noninfectious intermediate, posterior, or panuveitis requiring corticosteroid-sparing therapy at Aravind Eye Hospitals in Madurai and Coimbatore, India. Patients were randomized to receive 25 mg ...
Ritzo Meghan E ME Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Missouri, Columbia, - - 2014
To evaluate factors related to meniscal pathology and their effect on clinical outcome in dogs treated for cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease. Prospective cross-sectional study. Dogs (n = 163) with CCL disease (n = 223 stifles). CCL disease was treated by (1) arthroscopy and TightRope (TR) stabilization; (2) arthroscopy and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy ...
Neverman Lisa L Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, - - 2014
Chronic idiopathic urticaria, daily hives that last >6 weeks, can be resistant to antihistamines, even when higher than conventional doses are used. Other pharmacologic agents have been associated with inconsistent benefit. We examined the relationship of clinical characteristics and the presence of autoimmune antibodies to antihistamine resistance in children. We ...
Donatelli Gianfranco G Unité d'Endoscopie Interventionnelle, Hôpital Privé des Peupliers, Générale de Santé, 8 Place de l'Abbé G. Henocque, 75013, Paris, France, - - 2014
Endoscopic treatment of gastric leaks (GL) following sleeve gastrectomy (SG) involves different techniques; however, standard management is not yet established. We report our experience about endoscopic internal drainage of leaks using pigtail stents coupled with enteral nutrition (EDEN) for 4 to 6 weeks until healing is achieved. In 21 pts (18 ...
Zhang L L Tuberculosis Department, Beijing Chest Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Tuberculosis and Thoracic Tumor Research Institute, No. 97, Machang, Tongzhou District, Beijing, 101149, People's Republic of - - 2014
To investigate the linezolid (LZD) treatment outcome and correlation between in vitro susceptibility to LZD and clinical outcome. We retrospectively reviewed records of tuberculosis (TB) patients who received treatment with linezolid between March 2012 and February 2013. A total of 43 extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB patients identified by drug susceptibility ...
Montalvo Jorge J 1 Department of Surgery, "Salvador Zubirán" National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition , Mexico City, Mexico - - 2014
Abstract Background: Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is considered the standard treatment for patients with refractory primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Patients and Methods: All patients with ITP who underwent LS during the last 17 years and who had a minimum follow-up of 1 year were included. Several perioperative variables such as age, ...
Inoue Gen G Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, - - 2014
Object The object of this study was to examine the efficacy of preoperative teriparatide treatment for increasing the insertional torque of pedicle screws during fusion surgery in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Methods Fusion surgery for the thoracic and/or lumbar spine was performed in 29 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis aged 65-82 ...
Yoon Hang Seob HS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wooridul Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
Several studies have reported on the outcome of arthroscopic treatment or osteochondral autologous transplantation (OAT) for osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT), with mixed results. None of these studies has compared the results of repeat arthroscopy and OAT after failed primary arthroscopic treatment. To compare the outcomes of OAT and ...
Costopoulos Charis C Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; Interventional Cardiology Unit, EMO-GVM Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, Italy; Imperial College London, London, - - 2014
Objectives To compare the early clinical outcomes between ABSORB bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) and cobalt chromium everolimus-eluting stents in real-world patients with mostly complex disease. Background BVS represents the most interesting development in the drug-eluting stent field over recent years with promising results emerging from ...
Homedes Josep J Department of Research and Development, ESTEVE Veterinaria, Laboratorios Dr. ESTEVE S.A., Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
The effect of ketoprofen on pre-weaning piglet mortality was evaluated in a large-scale study on commercial farms. Sows (n= 1486) from 15 farms were included. Half of the sows received 3 mg/kg ketoprofen in a single intramuscular administration within 12 h after farrowing. The other half remained untreated. Pre-weaning mortality was lower in ...
Lawrance Christopher P CP Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, - - 2014
The Cox maze IV procedure has the best results for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. It has been traditionally performed through sternotomy with excellent outcomes, but this has been considered to be too invasive. An alternative approach is to perform a less invasive right anterolateral minithoracotomy. This series compared ...
Liu Bin B From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 37 Guoxue Alley, Chengdu 610041, - - 2014
Purpose To formulate radiation precautions for patients with thyroid cancer who are undergoing thyroid hormone withdrawal-induced hypothyroidism and iodine 131 ((131)I) therapy through actual biokinetic measurements. Materials and Methods Informed consent and institutional review board approval were obtained. From October 2008 to December 2011, consecutive patients with differentiated thyroid cancer ...
Sakai A A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1-1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu, 807-8555, Japan, - - 2014
This multi-center, prospective, open-label, observational study evaluated the effects of once-monthly minodronate (50 mg) on treatment persistence, bone turnover markers, bone mineral density, low back pain, and upper gastrointestinal symptoms in outpatients with osteoporosis previously treated with daily or weekly bisphosphonate products. The purposes of this study were to investigate the ...
Riva N N Nicoletta Riva, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Insubria, Via Guicciardini 9, 21100 Varese, Italy, Tel.: +39 0332 278831, Fax: +39 0332 278118, E-mail: - - 2014
Bleeding is a common and feared complication of oral anticoagulant therapy. Several prediction models have been recently developed, but there is a lack of evidence in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE). The aim of this study was to validate currently available bleeding risk scores during long-term oral anticoagulation for VTE. ...
Jung Jae Yoon JY Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Gyeonggi, - - 2014
Finasteride at a dose of 1 mg/d has been reported to show no significant improvement in 30-50% of patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Dutasteride, a dual inhibitor of both type I and type II 5 alpha-reductase, inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which is the key contributor of AGA. Our ...
Goldust Mohamad M Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, - - 2014
Scabies, known colloquially as the 7-year itch, is a contagious skin infection that occurs among humans and other animals. The treatment of choice is still controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of topical ivermectin vs. crotamiton cream 10% for the treatment of scabies. ...
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