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Buller H R HR Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Idrabiotaparinux, a long acting, inhibitor of factor Xa was shown to be effective in the treatment of patients with venous thromboembolism. To assess non-inferiority for efficacy of idrabiotaparinux versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at risk of stroke and systemic embolism (SE). Bleeding was also assessed. This randomised, ...
Phillips James J Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology HNS, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, - - 2014
The purpose of the current study was to compare outcomes and complication rates of sialolithiasis treated with intracorporeal holmium laser lithotripsy in conjunction with salivary endoscopy with those treated with simple basket retrieval or a combined endoscopic/open procedure. Case-comparison study. Tertiary hospital. Review of prospectively collected data of patients who ...
Inoue Maiko M Department of Ophthalmology, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, - - 2014
To report the results of 3-year follow-up examinations after intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) injection for the treatment of retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) and to examine the utility of an advanced retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) analysis performed using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). We retrospectively reviewed 17 treatment-naïve eyes in 14 patients ...
Ozcan Cenksoy Pinar P Yeditepe University Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology , Devlet Yolu, Kozyatagi, Istanbul , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To compare the effects of microdose GnRH-a flare-up, GnRH antagonist/aromatase inhibitor letrozole and GnRH antagonist/clomiphene citrate protocols on IVF outcomes in poor responder patients. Methods: Of 225 patients, 83 patients were in microdose flare-up group (Group 1), 70 patients were in GnRH antagonist/letrozole group (Group 2) and 72 ...
Raduan Neto Jorge - - 2014
Various treatments are available for reducible unstable fractures of the distal radius, such as closed reduction combined with fixation by external fixator (EF), and rigid internal fixation using a locked volar plate (VP). Although there are studies comparing these methods, there is no conclusive evidence indicating which treatment is best. ...
Khademi Abbas Ali AA Torabinejad Dental Research Center, Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
The purpose of the current study was to examine the success rate of a revascularization treatment protocol involving canal space disinfection using copious irrigation, a triantibiotic dressing, and induction of a blood clot matrix in immature dog's teeth. Thirty-six immature mongrel dog's teeth were divided into two experimental and two ...
Sasaki Gordon H GH Dr Sasaki is a Clinical Professor, Loma Linda University Medical School, Loma Linda, - - 2014
Background:Cryolipolysis is a contemporary method of reducing fat by controlled extraction of heat from adipocytes.Objectives:The authors recorded temperature profiles during a single cryolipolysis treatment/recovery cycle (with and without massage) and report on the clinical safety and efficacy of this procedure.Methods:In the pilot study group (PSG), the abdomens of 6 patients ...
Lavigne François F Department of Otolaryngology, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), Hôpital Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec, - - 2014
Treatment options for chronic rhinosinusitis with recurrent polyposis (CRSwNP) after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) are limited, and include frequent use of systemic steroids and revision surgery. A bioabsorbable, steroid-eluting implant was studied for its ability to dilate sinuses obstructed by polyps and provide localized, controlled steroid delivery to reestablish sinus ...
Al-Omari Mh M Department of Radiology, King Abdullah University Hospital, Irbid, - - 2014
Fallopian tube recanalisation (FTR) for proximal fallopian tube obstruction (PFTO) is considered a good treatment option for tubal infertility. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and the technical and clinical success rates of FTR using a dedicated radiographic tubal assessment set (FluoroSet(®) ) in the angiography ...
Cobb C J CJ Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock - - 2014
The objective of the current study was to determine if group-housing Holstein heifer calves in indoor pens with poor ventilation and drainage influences performance, health, leukocytes, and behavioral responses compared with individually housed calves. Ninety colostrum-fed calves (2 ± 1 d of age) were randomly assigned to 3 treatments: individually ...
Picelli Alessandro - - 2014
Despite the growing diffusion of robotic devices in neurorehabilitation, no previous study investigated the effects of robotic training on arm impairment due to Parkinson's disease. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate whether robot-assisted arm training might improve upper limb function in patients with Parkinson's disease. Ten patients ...
Zhang He-Yun HY Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, 510120, Guangzhou, - - 2014
It has been reported that the paraesophagogastric devascularization with esophageal transection procedure, also known as the modified Sugiura procedure, was effective in the treatment of variceal bleeding. However, it was not widely accepted by other surgeons because of the high rate of rebleeding, complications, and mortality. To discover the effects ...
Sheoran Neha N Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Sudha Rastogi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, Haryana, - - 2014
This study evaluated the effectiveness of two microabrasion materials for the removal of developmental enamel opacities in young permanent maxillary incisors. Using a split-mouth study design, 37% phosphoric acid and 18% hydrochloric acid were used for removal of visually unesthetic developmental enamel opacities of young permanent maxillary anterior teeth from ...
Kamaci Saygin S Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, - - 2014
Treating progressive early-onset idiopathic scoliosis is challenging. Surgical treatment is indicated in patients whose curves progress despite nonsurgical treatment. Dual growing rod (DGR) technique allows control of the curve while permitting continued spine growth and pulmonary development. Correction in coronal and sagittal planes with this technique has demonstrated both clinically ...
Caldeira Daniel D Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal; Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, - - 2014
Low molecular weight heparins (LMWH) are not approved for patients with mechanical heart valves (MHV). However, temporary LMWH off-label use in this clinical setting is considered in several guidelines as a valid treatment option. Therefore we reviewed the efficacy and safety of LMWH in patients with MHV. MEDLINE and CENTRAL ...
Ngamchuachit Panita P Dept. of Food Technology, Chulalongkorn Univ., Bangkok, Thailand; Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Univ. of California, Davis, CA, - - 2014
The optimal 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treatment to slow ripening of whole "Keitt" mangos, either alone or in combination with hot water treatment (HWT) (prior to or post 1-MCP) was identified. USDA-APHIS mandates that HWT can be used for control of fruit flies, but this may affect fruit response to 1-MCP. Mangos ...
Osathananda Rachanee R Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, - - 2014
Chemical surface treatment increases the shear bond strength (SBS) between hard reline resins (HRRs) and denture base resin. To evaluate the effect of methyl formate-methyl acetate (MF-MA), when used as a surface treatment agent, on the SBS between denture base resin and different HRRs. One hundred and twenty specimens of ...
Xia Shengli S Department of Orthopaedics, Zhoupu Hospital of Pudong, Shanghai, 201318, - - 2014
We aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of intra-articular calcaneus fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation with conventional plate via L-shaped lateral approach (routine treatment) versus those with percutaneous plate via a sinus tarsi approach (minimally invasive treatment). One hundred and seventeen displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures in 108 ...
Shek Samantha Y N SY Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, - - 2014
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a noninvasive technology for body contouring. HIFU is focused within the subcutaneous adipose tissue, causing coagulative necrosis and cell death. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a HIFU device for sculpting of the abdomen. The system has a set focal ...
Jackson S C SC Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, - - 2014
From a young age patients with severe and moderately severe FIX deficiency (haemophilia B) can experience spontaneous or traumatic bleeding and joint destruction may result. The use of coagulation factor IX concentrate to prevent anticipated bleeding, as primary or secondary prophylaxis, has become a common and recommended practice in children. ...
Hämmerle Gilbert G Department of Nursing, Federal County Hospital, Bregenz, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of an octenidine-based wound gel in the treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers. For this purpose, 49 wounds were treated with either modern wound-phase-adapted dressings alone (treatment arm 1; n = 17), octenidine wound gel plus modern wound-phase-adapted dressings ...
Tudor-Williams G G Imperial College, London, - - 2014
PIANO (Paediatric study of Intelence As an NNRTI Option; TMC125-C213; NCT00665847) assessed the safety/tolerability, antiviral activity and pharmacokinetics of etravirine plus an optimized background regimen (OBR) in treatment-experienced, HIV-1-infected children (≥ 6 to < 12 years) and adolescents (≥ 12 to < 18 years) over 48 weeks. In a phase II, open-label, single-arm study, ...
Grinsztejn Beatriz B Instituto de Pesquisa Clinica Evandro Chagas, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
Use of antiretroviral treatment for HIV-1 infection has decreased AIDS-related morbidity and mortality and prevents sexual transmission of HIV-1. However, the best time to initiate antiretroviral treatment to reduce progression of HIV-1 infection or non-AIDS clinical events is unknown. We reported previously that early antiretroviral treatment reduced HIV-1 transmission by ...
Lv Han-Lu HL Department of Cardiology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, - - 2014
Large-scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have well demonstrated the beneficial effects of cholesterol-lowering treatment with statins in patients at high risk of vascular disease. However, large statin RCTs were usually restricted to the typical 5 to 6 years. Moreover, non-cardiovascular events, especially the risk of cancer, probably failed to emerge ...
Ardeshna Kirit M KM Department of Haematology, University College Hospital, London, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients with advanced-stage, low-tumour-burden follicular lymphoma have conventionally undergone watchful waiting until disease progression. We assessed whether rituximab use could delay the need for chemotherapy or radiotherapy compared with watchful waiting and the effect of this strategy on quality of life (QoL). Asymptomatic patients (aged ≥18 years) with low-tumour-burden follicular ...
Sagi H Claude HC 1Orthopaedic Trauma Service, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL 2Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, - - 2014
1) To determine if indomethacin has a positive clinical effect for the prophylaxis of heterotopic ossification (HO) after acetabular fracture surgery. 2) To determine if indomethacin affects the union rate of acetabular fractures. Prospective randomized double-blinded trial. Level one regional trauma center. Skeletally mature patients operated for an acute acetabular ...
Nienkemper M M Department of Orthodontics, Heinrich-Heine-University, Moorenstr. 5, 40225, Düsseldorf, Germany, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of molar distalization depending on age and second-molar eruption using the Beneslider. Treatment of 51 patients (mean age 17.8 ± 9.6 years) was investigated retrospectively by means of pre- and posttreatment cephalograms. Patients were divided into three groups: 14 children with unerupted ...
Song Sang Woo SW Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 101 Daehang-ro Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-744, - - 2014
We performed this retrospective study to analyze the outcome of patients with cavernous sinus hemangioma (CSH) after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). We analyzed 19 patients with CSHs who were treated with SRS between 1998 and 2011. The median age of the patients was 50 years (range, 35-73 years), and 16 (84.2 %) of the ...
Kanemaru Shin-Ichi S *Department of Otolaryngology, The Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation, Kobe; †Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Research Institute, Kitano Hospital, Osaka; ‡Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Shizuoka General Hospital, Shiozuoka; §Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University; and ∥Department of Bioartificial Organs, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, - - 2014
To establish a regenerative treatment for soft tissue defects of the external auditory meatus (EAM) without conventional surgical therapy. Controlled clinical pilot study. General hospitals. Sixty-five patients with new or old EAM defects without active inflammation were selected. Ages ranged from 12 to 87 years (average age of 58 yr). ...
Hu Bing B Department of Endoscopy, Eastern Hepatobiliary Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, - - 2014
Endoscopic placement of covered self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) has gained popularity in the management of benign biliary strictures (BBS). The existing SEMS has been designed primarily to palliate malignant biliary obstruction and has a high frequency of stent migration, difficulty in retrieval and stricture recurrence after stent removal. This study ...
Yue Wenwen W Department of Ultrasound, Yantai Affiliated Hospital, Binzhou Medical University , Yantai , China - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided percutaneous microwave (MW) ablation for solitary T1N0M0 papillary thyroid microcarcinoma. Materials and methods: A total of 21 patients (six men and 15 women; age range, 29-81 years; mean, 52.1 ± 13.6 years) with 21 nodules ...
Sueyoshi Eijun E Department of Radiology, Nagasaki University School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose was to investigate changes of the affected aorta after endovascular treatment for complicated ulcer-like projection (ULP), including aneurysmal change or rupture of ULP, or both, in patients with type B aortic intramural hematoma (IMH). The study evaluated 18 patients (nine men) undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair for progressive ...
Ling Zhihong Z Department of Ophthalmology, Eye and ENT Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, - - 2014
Lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) is currently the only therapeutic approach in primary open-angle glaucoma. and the fixed-combination medications are needed to achieve sufficiently low target IOP. A multicenter prospective study in the Chinese population was needed to confirm the safety and efficacy of Bimatoprost/Timolol Fixed Combination Eye Drop in China. ...
Tahiri Youssef Y Montreal, Quebec, Canada From the H. Bruce Williams Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill - - 2014
Distraction osteogenesis is an effective technique for elongating the deficient mandible. The authors specifically evaluated its effectiveness in the treatment of airway obstruction in pediatric patients with mandibular hypoplasia. A comprehensive literature review of the National Library of Medicine (PubMed) database was performed. English-language studies involving isolated distraction of the ...
Li Yongjie Y Department of Ultrasonography, Tumour Hospital of Liaocheng, Liaocheng, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided transrectal ethanol injection for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in patients with high-risk comorbidities. Seventy patients with BPH who showed poor oral drug efficacy and were medically fragile or unwilling to undergo operative therapy were enrolled in the study. They ...
Genovese Mark C MC From Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA; Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua; Unidad Reumatologica Las Americas S.C.P., Mérida, Mexico; Instituto De Ginecologia Y Reproduccion, Lima, Peru; Organización Médica de Investigación, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Pontificial Catholic University School of Medicine, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Physician Research Collaboration, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Centro De Especialidades Médicas/Universidad Marista, Mérida, Mexico; Box Arthritis and Rheumatology of the Carolinas, Charlotte, North Carolina; Low Country Rheumatology, Charleston, South Carolina, USA; Institute of Rheumatology, Moscow, Russia; Service et Pôle de Rhumatologie, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; and Schlosspark-Klinik, Teaching Hospital of the Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, - - 2014
Assess longterm tolerability, safety, and efficacy of subcutaneous (SC) abatacept (ABA) in methotrexate-refractory patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The phase III, multinational Abatacept Comparison of Sub[QU]cutaneous Versus Intravenous in Inadequate Responders to MethotrexatE (ACQUIRE) trial comprised a 6-month, randomized, double-blind (DB) period, in which patients received intravenous (IV) or SC ...
Esch van Sadie S Nephrology , Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, - - 2014
Peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients can lead to technique failure and contributes to infection-related mortality. Peritonitis prevention and optimization of treatment are therefore important in the care for PD patients. In the present study, we analyzed the incidence of peritonitis, causative pathogens, clinical outcomes, and trends in relation to ...
Lee W W IMS Health, Alexandria, VA, - - 2014
Liraglutide (LIRA) once-daily has provided greater A1C reductions than either exenatide (EXEN) twice-daily or sitagliptin (SITA) once-daily in head-to-head trials. The objective of this analysis is to compare the real-world clinical effectiveness of these agents in the US. Using the IMS Health (Alexandria, VA) integrated claims database, A1C outcomes in ...
Cross Danielle D St. Luke's Orthopaedic Specialists, St. Luke's University Hospital, PPHP-2, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 - - 2014
When performed alone, endoscopic carpal tunnel release and endoscopic cubital tunnel release are safe and effective surgical options for the treatment of carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes, respectively. However, there is currently no literature that describes the performance of both procedures concomitantly. We describe the results of 17 cases in ...
Nakashima Yasuharu Y Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kyushu University , Fukuoka , - - 2014
Abstract Objectives. This study aimed to evaluate the remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with tocilizumab (TCZ), based on prospectively registered data in clinical practice. Methods. We studied 114 consecutive RA patients treated with TCZ for an average of 3.5 years. Remission was evaluated by using the EULAR criteria ...
Gotkin Robert H - - 2014
Building upon the fractional CO<SUB>2</SUB> technology incorporated into the first generation SmartXide DOT (DEKA / ElEn, SpA, Calenzano, Italy) introduced in the U.S. in 2008, a second generation SmartXide Quadro has recently been introduced. This is a versatile device that has the ability to combine fractional CO<SUB>2</SUB> laser output for ...
Cardinal Lucas - - 2014
Osteoarthrosis is a disease that affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This case report chronicles the diagnosis and treatment of a patient for whom this pathological condition was accompanied by a rupture of the articular disc. The patient presented with loud sounds in the left TMJ and an irregular mandibular occlusal ...
Ghassemi Mehrangiz M Department of Orthodontics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aesthetic outcome has gained in importance in the treatment of patients with orthognathic problems. Historically, Class III malocclusions have historically been treated by isolated mandibular setback and maxillary advancement, whereas bimaxillary procedures have recently become the more common option. Functional outcome and stability have been discussed previously. The aim of ...
Haagsma Annet A Departments of aPlastic Surgery bEmergency Medicine, Catharina Hospital cHand Centre, Eindhoven dDepartment of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The - - 2014
The aim of this study was to create an overview of the treatment of mallet fingers in Dutch hospitals. A national online questionnaire was used to determine the treatment of mallet fingers in Dutch emergency units. Data were received from 58 units (response rate 97%). All the emergency units treated ...
Hurd Theresa T Nursing Practice Solutions, Ontario, - - 2014
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is widely used in the management of acute and chronic wounds. The purpose of this 8-week study was to evaluate outcomes of using a new canisterless, portable, single-use NPWT system in patients with wounds treated in a Canadian community healthcare setting. The device is designed ...
Tsakok T T Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, - - 2014
El-Khalawany et al. (Eur J Pediatr 2012; 172: 351-6) aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of methotrexate vs. ciclosporin in the treatment of children with severe atopic eczema. This multicentre, parallel group (ratio 1 : 1), randomized controlled trial was conducted in a secondary care setting in Egypt. Children with severe atopic ...
Paik Ji-Sun JS From the *Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Seoul St Mary's Hospital, and †Department of Ophthalmology, St Paul's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
This report describes the clinical efficacy of combined corneal and conjunctival micropigment tattooing for the treatment of a corneoconjunctival opacity. Combined corneal and conjunctival micropigment tattooing was performed on a 39-year-old man who had a cosmetic problem due to traumatic corneoconjunctival opacity. After removal of the corneal epithelium, a 30-gauge ...
Kim Joo-Hee JH Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 896 Pyeongan-dong, Dongan-gu, Anyang, Gyeonggi, 431-796, Republic of - - 2014
Aim: This study aimed to identify prognostic factors of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease by comparing clinical and genetic data with the clinical course. Patients & methods: Patients were classified into two groups according to their response to inhalation rechallenge with lysine-aspirin after at least 1 year of regular treatment with antiasthmatic ...
Meaume S S MD, Geriatric Department, Rotschild Hospital, Paris, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the performance (efficacy, safety and acceptability) of a new micro-adherent absorbent dressing (UrgoClean®) compared with a hydrofiber dressing (Aquacel®) in the local management of venous leg ulcers, in the debridement stage. Method: A non-inferiority European randomised controlled clinical trial (RCT) was conducted in 37 centres, on patients ...
Bosanquet David C DC Department of Wound Healing, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United - - 2014
Multiple factors affect the likelihood of a wound healing. One of these factors, wound duration, is well known to be related to healing rates, with numerous publications showing that older wounds are less likely to heal. However, disentangling the effect of this factor on wound healing rates is complex. Is ...
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