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Simsek Abdulmuttalip A Bakırkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology Istanbul. - - 2014
Objectives: Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) related strictures involving the external urethral meatus. We reviewed our result with the use of circular mucosal graft in the reconstruction of strictures. Methods: Between March 1997 and January 2012, 15 patients underwent circular buccal mucosal urethroplasy for BXO related anterior urethral strictures. Urethral catheter ...
Ge C G CG Department of Urology, Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University Chongqing, - - 2014
Intraurethral condylomata acuminata (CA) is caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection which is transmitted by close physical and sexual contact. CA is often difficult to cure. There is limited research on the treatment of the patients with intraurethral CA. Here, we have reviewed our experiences on the treatment of ...
Machado Roberta Ismael Lacerda RI Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, PB, - - 2014
Objective : To report the experience in three Brazilian institutions with the use of rituximab in patients with different clinical forms of lupus erythematosus systemic in activity. Methods : The study consisted of a sample of 17 patients with LES, who were already being treated, but that at some stage ...
Lee Jungkil J Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aichi-Gakuin University, Nagoya, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the treatment duration and dentoskeletal changes between two different anchorage systems used to treat maxillary dentoalveolar protrusion and to examine the effectiveness of en-masse retraction using two miniscrews placed in the midpalatal suture. Fifty-seven patients (9 men, 48 women), who had undergone ...
Aasbjerg K - - 2014
IgE-mediated allergic rhinitis to grass pollen can successfully be treated with either allergen immunotherapy tablets (SLIT tablet) or SQ-standardized subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). The efficacy of these two treatment modalities for grass allergy is comparable, but the immunological mechanisms may differ. ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT01889875. To compare the immunological changes induced by ...
Zecca Chiara - - 2014
De-escalating natalizumab (NTZ) to interferon beta 1b (IFN B 1B) is a possible treatment option in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients interrupting NTZ because of increased risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). The aim of this study was to evaluate satisfaction and adherence to treatment, behavioral and fatigue changes in patients ...
Donders Gilbert Gg GG Femicare, Clinical Research center for Women, Tienen and Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , Tienen , - - 2014
Introduction: The disturbing, foul-smelling discharge of bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a nuisance to women. Treatment possibilities for BV are limited and only achieve complete cure in 65 to 85% of cases. In most women, the condition relapses within weeks to months after treatment. Areas covered: In search of new therapeutic ...
Heidrich Benjamin B Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, Hannover, D-30625, Germany; Integrated Research and Treatment Center Transplantation (IFB-Tx), Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, Hannover, D-30625, - - 2014
Interferon alpha is the only treatment option for hepatitis delta. Trials investigating the efficacy of pegylated interferon alfa (PEG-IFNa) showed HDV RNA negativity rates of 25-30% 24 weeks after therapy. However, the clinical and virological long-term outcome of HDV-infected patients treated with PEG-IFNa is unknown. We performed a retrospective-prospective follow-up ...
Banerji S S Senior Clinical Lecturer, King's College London, - - 2014
This audit looked at the use of direct composite splinting to manage cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). Patients who had been assessed as having CTS were offered the treatment of a directly bonded, composite overlay restoration placed in supra-occlusion. Cases were reviewed up to 3 months later. In all, 151 restorations ...
Das Sujata S Cornea and Anterior Segment Service, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of corneal debridement in the treatment of clinically diagnosed cases of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis. Prospective, double-masked, randomized, clinical trial. Patients with clinical features, such as multifocal, coarse, raised, punctate, round to oval epithelial lesions in the cornea in slit-lamp examination with mild to moderate conjunctival congestion, suggestive ...
Chapuy Laurence L Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, Montreal, QC, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and short term safety of topical mitomycin-C, an antifibrotic agent, in preventing the recurrence of anastomotic strictures after surgical repair of esophageal atresia (EA). We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with recurrent anastomotic strictures after EA surgery who ...
Cafarchia Claudia C Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Bari, - - 2014
In order to overcome the limitations inherent in current pharmacological treatments for Malassezia pachydermatis, the cause of otitis externa in dogs, the efficacy of a killer decapeptide (KP) was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. Sixteen dogs with naturally occurring M. pachydermatis otitis externa were enrolled, and the in vitro ...
Flores Alan A Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Departament de Medicina, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
Patients with M2 middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusions are not always considered for endovascular treatment. To study outcomes in patients with M2 occlusion treated with endovascular procedures in the era of stentrievers. We studied patients prospectively included in the SONIIA registry (years 2011-2012)-a mandatory, externally audited registry that monitors the ...
Lee Hyun Woong HW Department of Internal Medicine, Liver Cirrhosis Clinical Research Center, Seoul, Korea; Daewoong pharmaceutical CO.LTD., Liver Cirrhosis Clinical Research Center, Seoul, - - 2014
Although prolonged lamivudine (LAM) therapy is associated with the emergence of LAM-resistant mutations, it is still a commonly used therapy in many Asian countries because of its established long-term safety and low cost. The aim of our study was to assess the predictors of long-term LAM treatment response and to ...
Cho Nam Su NS Shoulder and Elbow Clinic, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:There is no clear consensus regarding optimal management of lesions of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) associated with rotator cuff tears. PURPOSE:To compare clinical outcome and cosmetic deformity of a funnel tenotomy versus intracuff tenodesis for concomitant LHBT lesion in patients with rotator cuff tears. STUDY DESIGN:Cohort ...
Olusesi A D AD Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, National Hospital Abuja, Plot 132, Central Area, Garki (Phase 2), Abuja, 900001, FCT, Nigeria, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of variable titration, low-dose intratympanic gentamycin (ITG) into the worse affected ear of patients with bilateral Meniere's disease (MD). It is a prospective analytic case series conducted in a tertiary care referral hospital in a developing economy and a tertiary ...
Mazzotta Cosimo C Department of Ophthalmology, Siena University, Siena, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess intra-operative variation of corneal thinnest point in keratoconic patients undergoing riboflavin/UV-A (Ultraviolet type A) cross-linking treatment using non-contact time domain optical pachymetry. Prospective, non-comparative, Interventional Study. 10 patients underwent epithelium-off riboflavin/Ultraviolet type A corneal cross-linking at Siena University Hospital; corneal thickness was measured by using the Visante™ Optical ...
Newman J E JE The Department of Vascular Surgery, Worcester Royal Hospital, Worcester, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Radiofrequency induced Thermal Therapy (RFiTT) is an established endovenous device for the treatment of varicose veins. Our aim was to compare the manufacturer's treatment guidance with a locally developed treatment protocol on early truncal ablation rates between two patient cohorts. The study was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data ...
Myrelid P P Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, and Department of Surgery, County Council of Östergötland, Linköping, Sweden; Department of Surgery, Unit of Colorectal Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, - - 2014
The use of biological therapy (biologicals) is established in the treatment of Crohn's disease. This study aimed to determine whether preoperative treatment with biologicals is associated with an increased rate of complications following surgery for Crohn's disease with intestinal anastomosis. All patients receiving biologicals and undergoing abdominal surgery with anastomosis ...
Humbert P P Research and Studies Center on the Integument (CERT), Clinical Investigation Center (CIC BT506), Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Besançon, France; INSERM UMR, University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, - - 2014
Stringent control of proteolytic activity represents a major therapeutic approach for wound-bed preparation. We tested whether a protease-modulating polyacrylate- (PA-) containing hydrogel resulted in a more efficient wound-bed preparation of venous leg ulcers when compared to an amorphous hydrogel without known protease-modulating properties. Patients were randomized to the polyacrylate-based hydrogel ...
Gerner Stefan T ST Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Schwabachanlage 6, 91054, Erlangen, - - 2014
Intraventricular fibrinolysis (IVF) in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is an emerging strategy aiming to hasten clot lysis, treat hydrocephalus, and reduce permanent shunt rates. Because of clinical heterogeneity of investigated patient effects of IVF on permanent shunt incidence and functional outcome are widely debated. The present study is the first to ...
Shah Neil P NP UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, United - - 2014
We present long-term follow-up of a dasatinib phase 3 study of patients with imatinib-resistant/ intolerant chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). In the CA180-034 study, 670 patients with imatinib-resistant/-intolerant CML in chronic phase (CML-CP) received dasatinib 100 mg once daily (100qd), 50 mg twice daily (50bid), 140 mg once daily (140qd), or ...
Alemanno F F Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy, S. Camillo Clinic, Brescia, Italy - - - 2014
Background: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare buprenorphine and tramadol, in order to assess their different efficacy in prolonging postoperative analgesia and their associated side effects when used as perineural adjuvants with a local anaesthetic. Methods. The clinical records of 161 consecutive ASA 12 adult patients scheduled ...
Kersten Roel Fmr - - 2014
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages have been widely used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disorders, and show good clinical results. Still, complications such as subsidence and migration of the cage are frequently seen. A lack of osteointegration and fibrous tissues surrounding PEEK cages are held responsible. Ceramic implants made of ...
Xie Xiaotian X Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Tongji University, 389 Xincun Road, Shanghai 200065, P.R China. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the effects of rabbit anti-human thymocyte globulin (R-ATG) and Jurkat cell-reactive anti-T lymphocyte globulin (ATG-F) in the treatment of childhood aplastic anemia (AA) and compare their efficacy and side effects. A total of 53 children with AA were analyzed in the present study, including 32 cases of severe ...
Capkin Erhan E Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division Rheumatology Farabi Hospital, Karadeniz Technical University, Medical School, Trabzon, - - 2014
To retrospectively investigate and compare the effects of tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitors (TNFi) on hepatic enzymes in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. A retrospective analysis of the records of 94 AS (66 male, 28 female) patients using TNFi was performed. Patients' clinical data, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity (BASDAI) scores, ...
Serra Raffaele R Interuniversity Center of Phlebolymphology, International Research and Educational Program in Clinical and Experimental Biotechnology, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy; Department of Surgical and Medical Sciences, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, - - 2014
Pathophysiological events involved in the onset of chronic venous ulceration (CVU) are inflammation, activation of polymorphonucleates (PMNs) and secretion of proteases such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which degrade extracellular matrix (ECM) that is a support for vascular and tissutal wall. MMPs, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and inflammatory cytokines are overexpressed ...
Kamihira Osamu O Department of Urology, Komaki City Hospital, Komaki, Aichi, - - 2014
To treat the ureteral stenosis caused by retroperitoneal fibrosis, we used Seprafilm® for wrapping the ureter and confirmed the efficacy of this method. Between August 2010 and September 2012, 11 ureters in 8 patients (7 males and 1 female, mean age: 65) with retroperitoneal fibrosis were treated. The mean length ...
Brown Simon G A SG Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perth, WA, Australia; Emergency Medicine, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia; Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, - - 2014
Spontaneous pneumothorax can be managed initially by observation, aspiration or chest drain insertion. To determine the clinical features of spontaneous pneumothorax in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), interventions, outcomes and potential risk factors for poor outcomes after treatment. Retrospective chart review from EDs of three major referral and ...
Li X X Department of Vascular Surgery, Qingpu Branch of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, - - 2014
Autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the first choice for hemodialysis access in renal failure with uremia. However, AVF cannot be performed in some patients due to small and narrow veins in the forearm. In this study, a Fogarty catheter was used to establish autogenous radiocephalic hemodialysis access in patients with ...
Kirkwood Graham G Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 2AB, - - 2014
ObjectivesFollowing the election of the Labour government in 1997, policies were developed in England to reduce waiting times for NHS treatment with commitments to reduce health inequalities. Similar policies were adopted in Scotland but with less emphasis on the use of the private sector to deliver NHS treatments than in ...
Flores Roberto L RL 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Medical Center, 702 Riley Hospital Drive, RI 2511, Indianapolis, IN 46202 2Private Practice Amman, Jordan 3Private Practice, Salt Lake City, UT 4Division of Plastic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton 5Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, - - 2014
We present an outcomes analysis of mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) versus tongue-lip adhesion (TLA) in the surgical treatment of Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS). A retrospective, 15-year, single-surgeon review of all non-syndromic neonates with Pierre Robin Sequence treated with MDO (n=24) (2004-2009) or TLA (n=15) (1994-2004). Recorded outcomes included: time of ...
Yang Xiaoling X aGraduate School, Tianjin Medical University bTianjin Second People's Hospital, Tianjin Institute of Hepatology, Tianjin, - - 2014
Data are limited for comparison of the long-term efficacy of telbivudine (LdT) between hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related compensated and decompensated cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of LdT in treatment-naive patients with HBV-related compensated and decompensated cirrhosis in 96 weeks. We reviewed the data of ...
Jordan José Antonio JA Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Stroke Unit, Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, CIMEQ; La Habana, Cuba - - - 2014
Endovascular therapy is a therapeutic option that can achieve total obliteration of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The objective of this study was to determine the predictive factors of total obliteration in the endovascular treatment of AVMs. A prospective study was carried out in 71 patients with cerebral AVMs having undergone ...
Hudzik Bartosz B Third Department of Cardiology, Silesian Center for Heart Disease, Medical University of - - 2014
Alexopoulos et al presented interesting data showing that in 'real life' scenario there are no differences in one-month outcome between bivalirudin and no bivalirudin treated patients.[1] When talking about bivalirudin efficacy, we have to consider two distinct features: treatment effect (antithrombotic action) and side effect (bleeding events). In HORIZONS-AMI trial, there ...
Mak Tak-Man TM Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
Moisturizing creams and lotions are commonly used in daily life for beauty and treatment of different skin conditions such as dryness and wrinkling, and ultrasound stimulation has been used to enhance the delivery of ingredients into skin. However, there is a lack of convenient methods to study the effect of ...
Song D D Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Although the stent retriever (SR) has shown a better reperfusion rate and clinical outcome than the older generation mechanical clot retrieval device, it is uncertain whether the SR is superior to intra-arterial fibrinolysis (IAF). Ischaemic stroke patients who were treated with SR or IAF as initial endovascular treatment modality for ...
Park Se-Won SW Department of Dermatology, Samsung Medical Center, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, - - 2014
Ingrown nail is a common nail problem resulting in pain and disability in daily life. Recently, a new treatment modality for an ingrown nail was reported that used a device composed of shape-memory alloy, K-D. The aim of the present study was to determine the efficacy, recurrence rate and complications ...
Jiang Haifeng - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors associated with dropout from Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) clinics within a 1 year follow-up cohort study in China. A data analysis is to explore the adherence of MMT during one year from three hundred and twenty patients with heroin ...
Noar Mark M Heartburn & Reflux Study Center, Endoscopic Microsurgery Associates PA, 7402 York Road 100, Towson, MD, 21204, USA, - - 2014
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) often seek alternative therapy for inadequate symptom control, with over 40 % not responding to medical treatment. We evaluated the long-term safety, efficacy, and durability of response to radiofrequency treatment of the lower esophageal sphincter (Stretta). Using an intent-to-treat analysis, we prospectively assessed 217 patients ...
Soeters Nienke N From the Utrecht Cornea Research Group (Soeters, van Bussel, van der Valk, Van der Lelij), Department of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, and Zonnestraal Eye Hospital (Tahzib), Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare central corneal thickness (CCT) with and without using an eyelid speculum during corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL). University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Prospective nonrandomized comparative study. Eyes with progressive keratoconus were treated by CXL and consecutively divided into 2 groups. In Group A, an eyelid speculum remained in ...
Moyle Graeme J GJ St. Stephens AIDS Research, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH, UK, - - 2014
Antiretroviral drug regimen choice may influence changes in body composition. The objective of this study was to compare changes in body composition between ritonavir-boosted atazanavir (ATV/r) and ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (LPV/r) over 96 weeks using data from a substudy of CASTLE, which compared once-daily ATV/r with twice-daily LPV/r, both in combination with ...
Pérez-Bárcena Jon J Intensive Care Department, Son Espases University Hospital, Crta Valldemossa 79, 07010, Palma, Spain, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of the intravenous (i.v.) L-alanyl-L-glutamine dipeptide supplementation during 5 days on clinical outcome in trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial. Glutamine was not given as a component of nutrition but as an extra infusion. The primary ...
Kim Eric H EH Division of Urology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, - - 2014
To compare perioperative and oncologic outcomes between laparoscopic (LCA) and percutaneous cryoablation (PCA) and identify predictors of treatment failure after cryoablation. Retrospective analysis was performed on 145 patients undergoing LCA and 118 patients undergoing PCA at our institution between July 2000 and June 2011. LCA and PCA were performed on 167 ...
Radak Djordje D Institute for Cardiovascular Disease "Dedinje", Belgrade, Serbia; Belgrade University School of Medicine, Belgrade, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the initial and long-term results of endovascular treatment (EVT) in patients with symptomatic high-grade extracranial vertebral artery (VA) origin stenosis. From February 2001 to March 2013, 73 consecutive patients (33 men with a mean age of 61.7 ± 8.8 years) underwent EVT for symptomatic ...
Yang Pinglin - - 2014
The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of posterior vs. anterior instrumentation for the treatment of spinal tuberculosis in adults. The electronic databases such as PubMed, MEDLINE, Springer, EMBASE, Google scholar, and Cochrane library were searched to select the potentially relevant reports that compared the efficacy ...
Yoon Hong Man HM Hong Man Yoon, Young-Woo Kim, Daniel Reim, Bang Wool Eom, Ji Yeon Park, Keun Won Ryu, Gastric Cancer Branch, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang-si 410-769, South - - 2014
To determine whether the application of post-operative intravenous (IV)-iron for acute isovolemic anemia after gastrectomy for cancer may be effective. Among 2078 gastric cancer patients who underwent surgery between February 2007 and August 2009 at the National Cancer Center Korea, 368 patients developed post-operative anemia [hemoglobin-(Hb)-level < 9 g/dL] within ...
Atalar Hakan H Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara - - - 2014
Objective: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a deformity that may cause to serious disability. Early diagnosis and early treatment are very important. Our aim is to report the outcomes of infants with DDH who were treated with the Tübingen hip flexion splint.Materials and methods: Retrospectively, 49 patients (45 ...
Zelen Charles M CM Department of Clinical Research, Professional Education and Research Institute, Inc., Roanoke, VA, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to determine if weekly application of dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft reduce time to heal more effectively than biweekly application for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. This was an institutional review board-approved, registered, prospective, randomised, comparative, non-blinded, single-centre clinical trial. Patients with non-infected ulcers ...
Gyldenløve M M Department of Dermato-Allergology, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Hellerup, - - 2014
Psoriasis is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), possibly due to chronic low-grade systemic inflammation. Systemic anti-inflammatory treatment might reduce the risk of CVD. Our aim was to investigate if short-term treatment with methotrexate influences microvascular endothelial function (MEF), an early surrogate marker of atherosclerosis, in patients with ...
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