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Mora-Soler A - - 2014
Background: the duodenum is the most common location for ectopic varices. Bleeding is rare, but when it appears, it is massive and difficult to control.Material and methods: retrospective description of five clinical cases of digestive bleeding secondary to duodenal varices that we observed between the years 2011 and 2012, together ...
Navas-López V M - - 2014
Objectives: to describe the efficacy and safety of adalimumab (ADA) in inducing clinical remission and reducing inflammation of intestinal mucosa in children with Crohn´s disease (CD).Methods: we carried out a descriptive, observational study with all patients diagnosed with CD and treated with ADA between January 2007 and March 2013. Disease ...
Kurpad Raj R Department of Urology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, - - 2014
Patients with neurologic disease commonly develop overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms of urgency, frequency, and/or urge incontinence that remain bothersome despite oral pharmacologic therapy. Management of refractory OAB in the neurogenic population is a complex issue with no uniform treatment strategy. When treatment fails or patients generally are dissatisfied with the ...
Suzuki Koichi K Department of Surgery, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Saitama 330-8503, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to present a retrospective review of 42 metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients treated using the XELIRI regimen as second-line chemotherapy during the period between 2010 and 2012. Patients were treated with capecitabine, 1,600 (≥65 years) or 2,000 mg/m(2) (<65 years), on days 1-15, ...
Engelhardt Tod C TC Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Louisiana Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, East Jefferson General Hospital, 4228 Houma Blvd Ste 300, Metairie, LA, 70006, USA, - - 2014
Submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) represents a patient population that is under-recognized and under-treated. Recent clinical trials demonstrated the hemodynamic benefit of IV thrombolytic therapy among these patients; however, it came at the cost of a significantly increased risk of major, particularly intracranial, hemorrhage. Catheter-based treatment modalities have garnered considerable clinical ...
Hultman C Scott CS *Division of Plastic Surgery †The NC Jaycee Burn Center, University of North Carolina Health Care System, Chapel - - 2014
Hypertrophic burn scars produce significant morbidity, including itching, pain, stiffness, and contracture, but best management practices remain unclear. We present the largest study to date that examines long-term impact of laser therapies, a potentially transformative technology, on scar remodeling. We conducted a prospective, before-after cohort study in burn patients with ...
Rainer Timothy H TH Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong Accident and Emergency Department, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong - - 2014
To compare oral prednisolone with oral indomethacin in patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) with acute gout firstly for analgesic effectiveness, and secondly for safety. Pragmatic, multi-centre, double-blind, randomized, equivalence trial. Each patient received either oral indomethacin plus placebo or prednisolone plus placebo for 5 days. Data were analysed in ...
Wang Dong D Department of Urology, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan 610072, P.R. - - 2014
The long-term urodynamics of laparoscopic radical cystectomy with orthotopic ileal neobladder for bladder cancer remain unclear in the clinical setting. The present prospective observational study was conducted between January 2010 and December 2012 to evaluate the 6-month and 12-month follow-up data of urodynamic changes of bladder cancer patients who were ...
Zaczek Anna A From Sahlgrenska University Hospital (Zaczek, Stenevi), Mölndal, and St. Erik Eye Hospital (Artzen, Laurell, Montan), Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of adding nepafenac 0.1% ophthalmic suspension to dexamethasone 0.1% eyedrops in controlling macular swelling and other manifestations of inflammation after uneventful cataract surgery. Ophthalmology Department, Mölndal Hospital, Gothenburg, and St. Erik Eye Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Randomized double-masked clinical trial. Patients at low risk for postoperative inflammation ...
Hourfar Jan J Private Practice, Reinheim, Germany; Department of Orthodontics, University of Heidelberg, - - 2014
The objective of this investigation was to evaluate treatment outcomes of the skeletally anchored 'Frog' appliance. A single-centre, retrospective study was performed. Private orthodontic practice. Patients who had undergone comprehensive orthodontic treatment with the skeletally anchored 'Frog' appliance. 43 participants (20 males and 23 females) who had received treatment with ...
Fujii Tatsuya T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, - - 2014
Opioids improve pain from knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) and decrease the functional impairment of patients. However, there is a possibility that opioids induce analgesia and suppress the physiological pain of OA in patients, thereby inducing the progression of OA changes in these patients. The purpose of the current study ...
Teeuwen Koen K Department of Interventional Cardiology, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The - - 2014
Aims: Sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) have been shown to be superior to Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZES) and comparable to Resolute ZES at eight-month angiography in patients treated for total coronary occlusions (TCO). This study investigated clinical outcome at three-year follow-up. Methods and results: The PRISON III trial investigated the efficacy and ...
Bjering Ragnar R a PhD student, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To assess orthodontic treatment outcome at debonding and at 3 and 5 years after orthodontic treatment and to investigate the influence of different retention protocols on anterior tooth alignment. Materials and Methods: Using the Peer Assessment Rating (PAR) Index, 169 patients (74 boys, 95 girls) were analyzed at ...
Nakasato Takehiko T Department of Urology School of Medicine, Showa University, 1-5-8, Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 142-8666, Japan, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the utility of the Hounsfield Unit (HU) values as a predictive factor of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy outcome for ureteral and renal stones. We also assessed the possibility that HU values could be used to predict stone composition. A retrospective study was ...
Lv Jian Lin JL Department of Urology, Affiliated Jiangning Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, gushan Road 78, Nanjing, 211100, China, - - 2014
We performed a randomized, prospective study to assess the possible role of combined a1D-receptor antagonist naftopidil and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory hormones celecoxib for the spontaneous expulsion of distal ureteral stones. Patients were randomized to one of the three treatment groups. Treatment group 1 patients received naftopidil 50 mg/day, group 2 patients received ...
Morata Laura L Bone and Joint Infection Unit, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, C/Villarroel 170, 08036, Barcelona, Spain, - - 2014
Debridement and prosthesis retention, combined with a prolonged antibiotic regimen including rifampicin, is an accepted therapeutic approach when the duration of symptoms is less than 4 weeks and there are no radiological signs of loosening. The outcome of patients managed with this strategy has been previously assessed in several articles with ...
Zanini Andrea A Pediatric Surgery Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, - - 2014
Esophageal and pharyngeal problems are common in the majority of patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Repeated blister formation and ulceration, coupled with chronic inflammation, result in scarring and development of esophageal strictures. This study aimed to evaluate whether oral viscous budesonide (OVB) was useful for treating esophageal structures in six ...
Alentorn-Geli Eduard E Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Parc de Salut Mar, Hospital del Mar & Hospital de l'Esperança, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Passeig Marítim 25-29, 08003, Barcelona, - - 2014
Fracture sequelae (FS) of the proximal humerus is a challenging scenario in shoulder surgery. Despite they have been traditionally treated with hemiarthroplasty (HA), the use of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) has been recently introduced. However, there are no studies comparing the results of HA and RSA in FS. The purpose ...
Zhu Jing J State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound Engineering in Medicine Co-founded by Chongqing and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Chongqing Key laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering, College of Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, - - 2014
Objective: Hypersplenism is a common disease, The conventional treatment is splenectomy and partial splenic embolization (PSE), however, both of them have high complication rates and technical defects. Therefore, safer and more effective techniques should be considered for the treatment of hypersplenism. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) may provide an effective ...
Herold T R TR Department of Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital - LMU, Campus Innenstadt, Klinikum der Universität München, Mathildenstrasse 8, D-80336, Munich, Germany, - - 2014
The pathogenesis of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is still poorly understood. An animal model of CSC proved that the mineralocorticoid receptor [1] of the choroid also plays a role in CSC. Since there is still no evidence-based therapy for non-self-limiting CSC, this case series evaluates the effect of oral spironolactone ...
Cai Qingxian Q The Department of Infectious Disease, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, P.R. - - 2014
Acute exacerbation (AE) in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is usually followed by a spontaneous decline in HBV-DNA levels. The subsequent treatment is controversial. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of pegylated-interferon alfa-2a (PEG-IFNα2a) for such CHB patients. Seventy-four HBeAg-positive patients with a spontaneous HBV-DNA decline (by >2 ...
Natale Andrea A Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center, Austin, Texas; Division of Cardiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; EP Services, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California; Interventional Electrophysiology, Scripps Clinic, San Diego, California; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. Electronic address: - - 2014
Catheter ablation is important for treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). Limited animal and human studies suggest a correlation between electrode-tissue contact and radiofrequency lesion generation. The study sought to assess the safety and effectiveness of an irrigated, contact force (CF)-sensing catheter in the treatment of drug refractory symptomatic PAF. A ...
Marsili Manuela M Department of Pediatrics, University of Chieti, Chieti, - - 2014
Leukocyte adhesion deficiency type 1 (LAD-1) is an autosomal recessive disorder, caused by the absence or reduced expression of the beta-2 integrins on granulocytes, and characterized by the inability of these cells to emigrate from the bloodstream towards the sites of tissue inflammation. A twelve-year-old girl with a diagnosis of ...
Katerina Mensikova M Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University, University Hospital, Olomouc, Czech Republic, - - 2014
Camptocormia is defined as a marked dystonic flexion of the trunk in the sagittal plane. Camptocormia responds poorly to botulinum toxin injections, manipulation with dopaminergic treatment, and deep brain stimulation. We designed a prospective pilot study to assess the effect of apomorphine infusions on camptocormia. Five patients were enrolled. All ...
Patel Ketan M KM Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, - - 2014
Background Nonanatomic (distal) placement of vascularized lymph node (VLN) transfers have shown efficacy in the treatment of extremity lymphedema, but the mechanism by which these flaps provide relief of lymphedema remains unclear. Intrinsic lymphovenous connections have been previously shown to exist in the transferred flap. But, the long-term interaction of the ...
Bhavnani Sanjeev P SP Division of Cardiology, Section of Arrhythmia Services, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut; Scripps Health, Scripps Translational Sciences Institute, La Jolla, - - 2014
Inappropriate shocks (IASs) from implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with decreased quality of life, but whether they increase healthcare utilization and treatment costs is unknown. We sought to determine the impact of IASs on subsequent healthcare utilization and treatment costs. We conducted a case-control analysis of ICD patients at ...
Mukhopadhyay Somnath S Department of Ophthalmology, Nil Ratan Sircar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, - - 2014
To compare the role of topically applied serum therapy with preservative-free artificial tear (AT) drops in patients with moderate to severe dry eye in Hansen's disease along with change in tear protein profile. 144 consecutive patients were randomly divided into three groups. After a baseline examination of clinical parameters, each ...
Song In-Ho IH Department of Rheumatology, Charité Medical University, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Department of Radiology, Charité Medical University, Campus Charité Mitte, German Rheumatism Research Center, Pfizer Germany, Berlin, Germany, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA and Endokrinologikum, Berlin, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the degree of fluctuation of osteitis on MRI during long-term treatment with etanercept (ETN) in patients with early axial SpA (axSpA) with active inflammation (osteitis) on whole-body MRI in the spine and/or the SI joints at baseline. We analysed MRI data from ...
Fornaciari Paolo P Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kantonsspital Wolhusen (LUKS), Wolhusen, Switzerland - - 2014
There are still controversies with regard to the operative treatment in advanced Müller-Weiss syndrome (MWS), where the navicular undergoes avascular necrosis and the talonavicular (TN) joint becomes arthritic. Most authors advocate extended fusion, sacrificing hindfoot mobility. To restore TN alignment and to achieve stable fixation, we developed a new isolated ...
Yu W W Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, department of laser center, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of - - 2014
Vbeam(®) and Cynergy(®) are 595 nm pulsed dye laser(PDL) equipment options, both extensively used in clinical treatment of port-wine stain (PWS). However, there has been no study conducted of the differences in PWS therapeutic outcomes across both devices. To compare of the efficacy and safety of Vbeam and Cynergy equipment ...
Hess Robert F RF McGill Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
Occlusion therapy for amblyopia is predicated on the idea that amblyopia is primarily a disorder of monocular vision; however, there is growing evidence that patients with amblyopia have a structurally intact binocular visual system that is rendered functionally monocular due to suppression. Furthermore, we have found that a dichoptic treatment ...
Kowalczyk Izabela I *Department of Medical Biophysics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada †Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping, Robarts Research Institute, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada ‡Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences: Neurosurgery, University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada §St. Luke's Neurosurgical Associates, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States of America ∥Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, - - 2014
Prospective, randomized control pilot study. To determine whether continuous monitoring and adjustment of the ETTCP to 15▒mm Hg during ACSS would alter the incidence of post-operative dysphagia. Post-operative dysphagia is a recognized potential complication of anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS). Recent findings on preventive measures suggest certain intra-operative practices may ...
Corey Ralph R Duke University Medical Center, Durham, - - 2014
GSK1322322 represents a new class of antibiotics that targets an essential bacterial enzyme required for protein maturation, peptide deformylase. This multicenter, randomized, phase IIa study compared the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of GSK1322322 1500 mg b.i.d. with that of linezolid 600 mg b.i.d. in patients with suspected gram-positive acute bacterial ...
Barber Sean M SM Department of Neurosurgery, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, - - 2014
Endovascular therapy is the preferred treatment for most carotid-cavernous fistulas (CCFs). Early reports have documented excellent initial clinical and radiographic outcomes after embolization of CCFs with Onyx or n-butyl cyanoacrylate (n-BCA), but little evidence is available about the long-term durability of this technique. To characterize the long-term durability of CCF ...
Gellermann Jutta J Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charité Children's Hospital, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353, Berlin, - - 2014
Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) could be a causative factor in idiopathic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). It is currently unknown to what extent suPAR levels could be affected by treatment with immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporin A (CsA) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). Treatment with CsA, but not MMF, is ...
Fieten Karin B KB Department of (Pediatric) Dermatology and Allergology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands; High altitude clinic Merem Dutch Asthma Center Davos, Davos, - - 2014
Climate therapy has been used for decades in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) but evidence of its effectiveness has not yet been assessed systematically. A systematic literature search in Medline, Embase and the Cochrane library was performed to identify all original studies concerning alpine climate treatment. The risk of ...
Kim Jin-Woo JW Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, - - 2014
Our aim was to assess the feasibility of using leucocyte-rich and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) for the treatment of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) in a single group study. After treatment with L-PRF, the response of each patient was recorded 1 month and 4 months postoperatively. Further assessments were made ...
Lee Darrin J DJ Darrin J Lee, Gene G Gurkoff, Amir Goodarzi, J Paul Muizelaar, James E Boggan, Kiarash Shahlaie, Department of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95817, United - - 2014
To study the risks and benefits of intracerebroventricular (ICV) opiate pumps for the management of benign head and face pain. SSix patients with refractory trigeminal neuralgia and/or cluster headaches were evaluated for implantation of an ICV opiate infusion pump using either ICV injections through an Ommaya reservoir or external ventricular ...
Siller-Matula Jolanta Maria - - 2014
This was a prospective study comparing two groups: personalized and non-personalized treatment with P2Y12 receptor blockers during a 12-month follow-up. We aimed to investigate whether personalized antiplatelet treatment in patients with high on treatment platelet reactivity (HTPR) improves clinical outcome. Platelet reactivity was assessed by adenosine diphosphate induced aggregation using ...
Dougados Maxime R MR From Paris-Descartes University and the Rheumatology B Department, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France; the Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands; Pfizer France, Paris, France; and Pfizer Inc., Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA. The COMET study was sponsored by Wyeth Research, which was acquired by Pfizer Inc. in October 2009. Editorial/medical writing support was provided by Donna McGuire of Engage Scientific Solutions and was funded by Pfizer Inc. M.R. Dougados has participated in advisory boards and symposia organized by Pfizer, Abbott, UCB, Roche, and Bristol-Myers Squibb; his department has received research grants from Pfizer, Abbott, UCB, Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi, Lilly, and Novartis. D.M. van der Heijde has received consulting fees and/or research grants from AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Centocor, Chugai, Daiichi, Eli-Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Biologics, Merck, Novartis, Novo-Nordisk, Otsuka, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, Schering-Plough, UCB, Vertex, and Imaging Rheumatology bv. Y. Brault, A.S. Koenig, and I.S. Logeart are Pfizer employees. M.R. Dougados, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Paris-Descartes University and Rheumatology B Department, Cochin Hospital; D.M. van der Heijde, MD, PhD, Professor of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center; Y. Brault, MS, Director of Biostatistics, Pfizer France; A.S. Koenig, DO, Inflammation and Immunology Group Lead, North America Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc.; I.S. Logeart, MD, Medical Director, Inflammation Europe, Pfizer France. Address correspondence to Dr. M. Dougados, Rheumatology B Department, Cochin Hospital, 27 rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, 75014 Paris, France. E-mail: maxime.dougados@cch.aphp.fr. Accepted for publication April 3, - - 2014
The objective of these posthoc analyses was to evaluate short-term clinical outcomes as predictors of poor response after 1 year of treatment with combination etanercept/methotrexate (ETN/MTX) therapy versus MTX monotherapy in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Participants with moderate to severe RA [28-joint Disease Activity Score-Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (DAS28-ESR) ...
Mummolo Stefano - - 2014
Objectives: The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the periodontal effects during rapid palatal expansion (RPE) or slow palatal expansion (SPE) and to compare them by means of some clinical indices, in order to establish the possible differences and advantages of one of these treatments in periodontal terms. ...
Yamano Takashi T Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wakayama Medical - - 2014
Aim: Previous clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in preventing cardiovascular events. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of EPA treatment on the accumulation of coronary atherosclerotic plaque using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods: A total of 46 acute coronary syndrome ...
Moulakakis Konstantinos G KG Department of Vascular Surgery, Athens University Medical School, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece. Electronic address: - - 2014
Endograft infection after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is associated with a substantial mortality rate that exceeds 70% in the largest published series. The aim of this study was to review all published reports on infection after TEVAR treated with either preservation of the endograft or surgical excision of the ...
Chun Kwang Jin KJ Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
Our objective was to compare the efficacy of dronedarone and propafenone in maintaining sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after electrical cardioversion. In this single-center, open-label, randomized trial, we randomly assigned patients with AF after electrical cardioversion to receive dronedarone 400 mg BID or propafenone 150 mg TID. ...
Ohyagi-Hara Chifumi C Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2, Yamadaoka Suita, Osaka, 5650871, - - 2014
We retrospectively analyzed oncologic and reproductive outcomes of fertility-seeking premenopausal women with complex atypical hyperplasia (CAH) or Grade 1 endometrial adenocarcinoma (G1EA) who underwent medical management with high-dose medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) therapy. Patients were given a dose of 400-600 mg of MPA orally on a daily basis. They had histologically confirmed ...
Hemke Robert R Department of Radiology (G1-215), Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
To assess the sequence and type of active joints in a cohort of newly diagnosed juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients with full access to current treatment at first visit and during a follow-up period of 5-years, in order to identify an index joint/group of joints for magnetic resonance imaging in ...
Loriaut Patrick P Department of Ophthalmology, Quinze-Vingts National Eye Hospital, Paris, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to describe a novel technique combining deep intrastromal arcuate keratotomy and superficial lamellar keratotomy followed by excimer photoablation for the management of high naturally occurring or postkeratoplasty astigmatism. In this retrospective case series, the first step was deep intrastromal arcuate keratotomy and superficial lamellar ...
Hassan Megahed M MM Phoniatrics Unit, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt2Department of Otolaryngology, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt3Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, - - 2014
Optimal glottal closure as well as symmetrical vocal fold masses and tensions are essential prerequisites for normal voice production. Successful phonosurgery depends on restoring these prerequisites to achieve long-term improvement. To evaluate the efficacy of the laryngeal framework surgical treatments (arytenoid adduction with and without thyroplasty type I [AA ± Th-I]) compared ...
Chan D S Y DS Department of Surgery, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, LL13 7TD, - - 2014
Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) is a safe and effective single-stage treatment for choledocholithiasis in the elective setting. The outcomes after LCBDE in the emergency setting are unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes following elective and emergency LCBDE for choledocholithiasis. Details of all patients ...
Buvat J J Centre d'Etude et de Traitement de la Pathologie de l'Appareil Reproducteur et de la Psychosomatique (ETPARP), Lille, - - 2014
This was the first observational study evaluating treatment continuation, effectiveness and tolerability of tadalafil 5 mg once daily (TAD-OaD) in patients who chose and paid for treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in routine clinical practice. Men ≥ 18 years with ED, treated previously with phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5)-inhibitor on-demand (PRN) or treatment-naïve, were ...
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