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Ezquiaga Elena E University Hospital La Princesa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, - - 2014
Bipolar disorder is a highly recurrent disease which requires long-term treatment. Dropout is a major problem, poorly understood. The objectives of this study were to know the risk of dropout of a cohort of bipolar patients under ambulatory treatment and to identify the clinical profile of patients more likely to ...
Gorny Krzysztof R KR Departments of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess long-term outcomes of magnetic resonance (MR)-guided focused ultrasound (US) treatments of uterine fibroids. A retrospective follow-up of 138 patients treated at a single institution between March 2005 and November 2011 was conducted. The patients were not part of a clinical study and were followed through retrospective review of ...
Young Simon W SW 836 Peary Lane, Foster City, San Mateo, CA 94404. E-mail address: - - 2014
The rate of Achilles tendon ruptures is increasing, but there is a lack of consensus on treatment of acute injuries. The purpose of this trial was to compare outcomes of weight-bearing casts with those of traditional casts in the treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures.METHODS: Eighty-four patients with an acute ...
Yıldızgören Mustafa Turgut MT Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Occupational Diseases Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
Effects of retinoic acid on collagen synthesis and cartilage have previously been shown. However, its effects on cartilage and tendons in humans have not been studied yet. Therefore, in order to provide a morphologic insight, the aim of this study was to measure femoral cartilage, Achilles and supraspinatus tendon thicknesses ...
Roth Eli M EM The Sterling Research Group, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Efficacy and safety of alirocumab were compared with ezetimibe in hypercholesterolemic patients at moderate cardiovascular risk not receiving statins or other lipid-lowering therapy. In a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy study (NCT01644474), patients (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-C] 100-190mg/dL, 10-year risk of fatal cardiovascular events ≥1%-<5% [systemic coronary risk estimation]) were ...
Rush Sloan W SW Panhandle Eye Group, Amarillo, Texas, USA Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Amarillo, Texas, - - 2014
To report the long-term outcomes of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) for the management of anterior corneal scarring. The charts of 60 patients (64 eyes) who underwent OCT-guided transepithelial PTK for anterior corneal scarring were retrospectively reviewed. The procedure involved a preoperative OCT-measured depth of treatment calculation ...
Stobbe Jolanda J Department of Psychiatry, Epidemiological and Social Psychiatric Research Institute, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040 Dp-0122, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
To investigate the pattern of associations between changes in unmet needs and treatment motivation in elderly patients with severe mental illness. Observational longitudinal study in 70 patients treated by an assertive community treatment team for the elderly. Unmet needs and motivation for treatment were measured using the Camberwell assessment of ...
Hamdy Emad E Mansoura University Hospital, Mansoura, - - 2014
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common public health problem. Medical treatment remains the first line of treatment of GERD. Failure of medical treatment may occur in up to 45 % of GERD patients. This study aims to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) as a means of antireflux ...
Farhat Patrícia Bahls de Almeida PB Department of Dentistry, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG) , Paraná, Brazil - - 2014
Abstract Objective: This study determined the efficacy of LED-laser treatment and the control of sensitivity caused by in-office bleaching. Background data: Auxiliary power sources (halogen light, arc plasma, LED, LED-laser, and laser) are used in in-office teeth bleaching techniques to accelerate the redox reaction of the whitening gel to increase ...
Munang Melinda M Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine - - 2014
Background: There have been few studies on risk factors and treatment outcomes of isoniazid (H)-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and optimal treatment regimens are debated. Aim: To identify risk factors for H-resistant TB, describe treatment regimens and compare these to national guidelines and describe short-term outcomes of H-resistant TB in Birmingham, United ...
DU Jun-Dong JD Departments of Heptapobiliary Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital to General Hospital of PLA, Beijing 100048, P.R. - - 2014
The current study explored the effects of intensive insulin therapy (IIT) combined with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) anticoagulant therapy on severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). A total of 134 patients with SAP that received treatment between June 2008 and June 2012 were divided randomly into groups A (control; n=33), B ...
Kwon Oh Soo OS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, - - 2014
Partial thickness rotator cuff tears occupy an important position in the spectrum of rotator cuff disease. The development of a more comprehensive classification has been sought to address both the tear location and extent, which may influence clinical results. The purpose of this study is to classify partial thickness rotator ...
Xia Lei L From the *Department of Neurosurgery, XinHua Hospital (The Cranial Nerve Disease Center of Shanghai), Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China; and †Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, - - 2014
Microvascular decompression has been now accepted worldwide as a reasonable treatment for trigeminal neuralgia, yet, as a functional operation in the cerebellopontine angle, this process may be risky and the postoperative outcomes might not be good enough sometimes. To assess the effectiveness and safety of microvascular decompression for treatment of ...
O'Callaghan Adrian A Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, - - 2014
Endovascular options for the treatment of proximal thoracic and arch disease have evolved over the years. In this manuscript, we review the midterm results of fenestrated compared with chimney configurations for proximal aortic aneurysm disease. We performed an analysis of all patients with chimney grafts or custom fenestrated endografts used for ...
Xu Jing - - 2014
Background and purpose: Thrombolytic treatment criteria vary significantly between China and the USA. We reviewed current intravenous (IV) thrombolytic therapy practices in China and the USA to determine the most appropriate. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of studies that used IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) therapy in China ...
Joyce Kenneth Michael KM Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Galway, - - 2014
Proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) dislocations represent a significant proportion of hand clinic visits and typically require frequent follow-ups for clinical assessment, orthotic adjustments, and physiotherapy. There are a large number of treatment options available for PIPJ dislocations, yet no prospective or controlled studies have been carried out, largely due to ...
Cunningham Daniel J - - 2014
Background : We hypothesized that needling of a pedal wart creates local inflammation and a subsequent cell-mediated immune response (CMIR) against human papillomavirus. The primary objective of this study was to investigate whether needling to induce a CMIR against human papillomavirus is an effective treatment for pedal warts compared with ...
Aydogdu Ozgu O Izmir University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Izmir, - - 2014
We compare BIVAP saline vaporization of the prostate with bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. In total, we included 86 patients treated with BIVAP (n = 44) and bipolar TURP (n = 42). The inclusion criteria were maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax) ...
El-Eweedy Sayed M SM Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, - - 2014
The aim is to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of transobturator tape (TOT) procedure in the treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) by subjective and objective measures. A total 48 women with SUI underwent the TOT procedure during the period from December 2005 to February 2008. The ...
Robert T T Interventional Neuroradiology, Rothschild Foundation Hospital, Paris, - - 2014
Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the corpus callosum were rare lesions, accounting for 9-11% of brain AVMs. Microsurgical resection of such lesions remained difficult regarding deep location and possible neuropsychological disasters of extended callosal resection. The introduction of endovascular and radiation therapies fundamentally changed the outcome of these lesions. Since 1995, ...
Aiba Hisaki H Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tosei General Hospital, Seto, Aichi, Japan - - 2014
Background: Osteoid osteoma is one type of benign bone tumor that may respond to conservative treatment. Patients and Methods: A retrospective study of 11 patients with osteoid osteoma was performed. Initially, patients were treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), unless they continued to have intolerable pain, or if the patient requested ...
Kohorst John J - - 2014
Treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa has been studied, but treatment strategies and outcomes have not been reported for a large community-based group of patients.<BR /> We sought to determine the treatments most commonly prescribed and the performance of all systemic and surgical treatments used in hidradenitis suppurativa patients in Olmsted County, ...
Alexander M M Radiology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA, - - 2014
Endovascular treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease is controversial, and optimal treatment remains unclear. Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) due to thrombosis of an in situ stenosis has undergone little investigation. Infarction from such disease in the posterior circulation causes pronounced morbidity. We reviewed outcomes of patients undergoing endovascular treatment of AIS ...
Bergman Michael M Department of Internal Medicine "C" (MB, DD, NB, YO, HS), Rabin Medical Center, Hasharon Hospital, Petah-Tiqva, Israel; Sackler School of Medicine (MB, DD, NB, YO, HS), Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel; and Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine (ZZB), Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, New - - 2014
Oral anticoagulants (OAC) are effective in the prevention of thromboembolic events but are underused. The 1st year following the beginning of vitamin K antagonists is associated with higher bleeding rate, especially in patients with international normalized ratio (INR) of >4, leading to discontinuation of OAC. We hypothesized that the decision ...
Sandler Jonathan J Consultant orthodontist, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Chesterfield, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this 3-arm parallel randomized clinical trial was to compare the effectiveness of temporary anchorage devices (TADs), Nance button palatal arches, and headgear for anchorage supplementation in the treatment of patients with malocclusions that required maximum anchorage. This trial was conducted between August 2008 and February 2013 in ...
Shiffman Mitchell L ML Liver Institute of Virginia, Bon Secours Health System, Richmond and Newport News, Virginia, - - 2014
Background and aims. The histologic hallmarks of chronic HCV include inflammation and fibrosis. The impact of interferon therapy on liver histology was evaluated. Material and methods. The study population consisted of 348 patients with chronic HCV who underwent a baseline liver biopsy, received either no treatment or a single course ...
Walker Paul C - - 2014
This study was designed to evaluate the long-term results using the technique of canal wall reconstruction (CWR) tympanomastoidectomy with mastoid obliteration in the treatment of chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma. Institutional review board-approved retrospective case review. Tertiary referral center. Retrospective review was performed on consecutive patients undergoing CWR tympanomastoidectomy with ...
Aguilar-Olivos Nancy N Medica Sur Clinic & Foundation, Mexico City, - - 2014
Background. Carvedilol appears to be more effective than propranolol in the treatment of portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients. Aim. To compare the effects of carvedilol vs. propranolol on systemic and splanchnic haemodynamics and to evaluate the adverse events associated with these treatments. Material and methods. We performed a systematic review ...
Turk A A 3rd NeuroEndovascular Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, - - 2014
The use of mechanical thrombectomy for treatment of acute ischemic stroke has significantly advanced over the last 5 years. Little data is available analysing the cost relative to the clinical and angiographic outcomes. The aim of this study is to analyze the cost and efficacy of current stroke therapy. A ...
Min Jang Hwan JH Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
For patients with full thickness skin defects, autologous Split-thickness skin grafts (STSG) are generally regarded as the mainstay of treatment. However, skin grafts have some limitations, including undesirable outcomes resulting from scars, poor elasticity, and limitations in joint movement due to contractures. In this study, we present outcomes of Matriderm ...
Patil Santosh S Reader, Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Chattisgarh Dental College Research Institute, Rajnandgaon, Chattisgarh. - - 2014
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a potentially malignant disorder predominantly seen in the Indian subcontinent due to areca nut, tobacco and their products. The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of oxitard and aloe vera in the management of OSMF. 120 subjects with OSMF were included ...
Gao Jun J *Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Beijing Chao-yang Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing †Department of General Surgery, Zhanhua People's Hospital §Department of Gastroenterology, Dezhou People's Hospital, Shandong ‡Department of General Surgery, Chaoyang Central Hospital, Liaoning, - - 2014
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is an accepted nonsurgical treatment of hepatic hemangiomas, but with an appreciable complication rate. Our study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of RF ablation, administered with either multitined expandable electrodes or with internally cooled cluster electrodes, in the treatment of large (≥10 cm diameter) hepatic ...
Kissin Eugene Y EY Division of Rheumatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: - - 2014
The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recently updated its recommendations on the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with synthetic and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), motivated by the availability of new treatment options over the past 3 or 4 years. Modifications since 2010 include the removal of the recommendation of the ...
Selid Paul D - - 2014
To compare treatment of exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with bevacizumab versus aflibercept in terms of central retinal thickness (CRT) and best corrected visual acuity (BCVA). A retrospective cohort study examining changes in CRT and BCVA over 12 months of follow-up in 111 patients treated with bevacizumab and 91 treated ...
Hayashi Minoru M From the *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, †Advanced Medical Emergency and Critical Care Center, and ‡Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Japanese Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Maebashi, Gunma; §Department of Research and Development, J-TEC, Gamagori, Aichi; and ∥Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2014
: In Japan, the cultured epithelial autografts "JACE" was accepted as a health insurance adaptation from January 1, 2009. We examined the extensive burn wounds in 8 patients by using a combination of autograft and JACE. After debridement, we managed the wound bed preparation by using artificial dermis. The wound ...
Singh Ajit A Department of Orthopaedics, Rohilkhand Medical College, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
The objective of this prospective study was assessment of efficacy of bone marrow aspirate (BMA) (containing plasma rich in growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells) injection in treatment of tennis elbow. A total of 30 adult patients of previously untreated tennis elbow were administered single injection of BMA. This concentrate ...
Cranston Ross D RD From the *Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; †University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; ‡Statistics Consulting Laboratory, Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA; and §Department of Pathology at Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
To assess the efficacy of topical 80% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to treat internal anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs) in HIV-positive individuals. All patients who attended the University of Pittsburgh Anal Dysplasia Clinic for treatment of biopsy-proven internal anal HSIL with topical TCA between July 1, 2009, and June 30, ...
Tosun Ayse Kavasoglu AK Dr. Ayse Kavasoglu Tosun, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
To compare the effectiveness and acceptability of LNG-IUD with oral progesterone (norethisterone acetate; NETA) in achieving a reduction in volume of the myomas, hemoglobin levels, satisfaction of the women. This study includes randomized 30 women treated by LNG-IUD and randomized 30 women treated by oral norethisterone (NETA). All these participants ...
Zheng Jun J Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, - - 2014
The management of perioperative period for patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage affects the prognosis. Elevated blood pressure is common in the patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage and related to a poor outcome. However, study on antihypertensive treatment for surgical patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage is insufficient. To determine if the ...
Sanatkhani Majid M Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases Research Center, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) is a chronic mucocutaneous disease with an immunological etiology. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of cedar honey in the treatment of erosive- atrophic OLP. Thirty patients with a confirmed clinical and histopathologic diagnosis of OLP participated in this randomized clinical trial in Mashhad ...
Chalouhi N N Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2014
Stenting techniques such as stent-assisted coiling and flow diversion are increasingly used for treatment of intracranial aneurysms. In previous reports, patients were pretreated were aspirin and clopidogrel prior to the intervention for prevention of thromboembolic complications. Prior studies also often rely on aspirin response and P2Y assessment, which often delays ...
Park M M Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, - - 2014
The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED, eV3 Neurovascular, Irvine, California) has increased the ability of the neurointerventionalist to treat progressively more difficult cerebrovascular pathology. We sought to determine the efficacy of the PED in the treatment of the most recalcitrant of aneurysms, those aneurysms recurring after previous treatments. We retrospectively queried ...
Thielecke Marlene M Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, - - 2014
Tungiasis (sand flea disease) is a neglected tropical disease, prevalent in resource-poor communities in South America and sub-Saharan Africa. It is caused by an inflammatory response against penetrated female sand fleas (Tunga penetrans) embedded in the skin of the host. Although associated with debilitating acute and chronic morbidity, there is ...
Coutinho J M JM Department of Neurology of the Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
Patients with recent cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVT) should be fully anticoagulated with heparin as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed, even in the presence of cerebral hemorrhagic venous infarcts. Fixed-dose subcutaneous low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWH) in therapeutic dosage have a better safety profile and are probably more effective than dose-adjusted ...
Liu Fubing F Department of Orthopedics, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, - - 2014
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) has been used in lumbar degenerative diseases. Some researchers have applied unilateral fixation in TLIF to reduce operational trauma without compromising the clinical outcome, but it is always suspected biomechanically unstable. The supplementary contralateral translaminar facet screw (cTLFS) seemed to be able to overcome the ...
Park Sang Woo SW Department of Radiology, Konkuk University Hospital, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul 143-729, - - 2014
To compare the efficacy and adverse effects of endovenous foam sclerotherapy (EFS) and liquid sclerotherapy (ELS) using a microcatheter for the treatment of varicose tributaries. From December 2007 to January 2009, patients with venous reflux in the saphenous vein were enrolled. The foam or liquid sclerosant was injected through a ...
Gajendran Varun K - - 2014
The authors report the case of a 65-year-old, right-hand-dominant man who had severe Dupuytren's disease with multiple cords and flexion contractures of the metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints of both hands and underwent repeated collagenase injections for treatment. Collagenase has been shown to be safe and effective in the treatment ...
Lee Min Seok MS Sophie-Marceau Women's Clinic, Daegu, South - - 2014
Vaginal relaxation syndrome (VRS) is both a physical and psychological problem for women and often their partners. Recently the 2940 nm Er:YAG laser has attracted attention for VRS treatment. The current study evaluated the clinical efficacy of this nonsurgical laser procedure. Thirty postpartum females with VRS or vaginal atrophy, ages ...
Swelem Amal Ali - - 2014
Purpose: This study investigated changes in oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in partially edentulous patients treated with removable dental prostheses (RDPs), fixed dental prostheses (FDPs), fixed-removable (combined) restorations (COMBs), and implant-supported fixed prostheses (ISFPs). Materials and Methods: A total of 200 patients (30 to 50 years old) were enrolled: ...
Chowdhary A A Director of Neurosurgery and Neuro-Interventional Surgery, Overlake Hospital, Bellevue, WA, - - 2014
Radiation exposure during an angiographic procedure may present a significant health risk to patients. The goal of this multicenter case study (CARE) is to compare such exposure in patients treated with the novel Penumbra Coil 400™ System (PC 400) vs. conventional coils. The PC 400 coils are a new generation ...
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