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Bang Si Ra SR Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University School of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
The creation of pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenburg positioning during laparoscopic surgery are associated with respiratory changes. We aimed to compare respiratory mechanics while using intravenous propofol and remifentanil vs. sevoflurane during laparoscopic colectomy. SIXTY PATIENTS UNDERGOING LAPAROSCOPIC COLECTOMY WERE RANDOMLY ALLOCATED TO ONE OF THE TWO GROUPS: group PR (propofol-remifentanil group; ...
Zbojniewicz Andrew M AM Department of Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45229, USA, - - 2014
Prior literature, limited to small case series and case reports, suggests that rotator cuff tears are rare in adolescents. However, we have identified rotator cuff tears in numerous children and adolescents who have undergone shoulder MRI evaluation. The purpose of this study is to describe the prevalence and characteristics of ...
Pensak Michael J MJ 1Resident, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, MARB Building, 4th floor, Farmington, Connecticut 06030 2Assistant Professor in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, 282 Washington Street Hartford, CT 06106. 3Medical Student, University of Connecticut Medical School, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 4Associate Professor in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, 282 Washington Street Hartford, CT - - 2014
Study Design. RetrospectiveObjective. Evaluate the ability of serial full length spine radiographs to detect clinically significant implant (IR) and non-implant-related (NIR) radiographic abnormalities in the first 6 months after routine posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).Summary of Background Data. Patients with AIS are exposed to repeated doses of ...
Pedro-Botet M Luisa ML From the Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, CIBERES , - - 2014
Background: The incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) appears to be associated with influenza. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the changes in IPD incidence and clinical data as well as the trends in Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype distribution in adults during the peak period of the 2009 influenza ...
Lamerain Mayalen M Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Armand Trousseau Hospital, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris6, 26 Avenue du Dr Arnold Netter, 75571, Paris Cedex 12, - - 2014
Pedicle screw fixation is considered biomechanically advantageous in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) correction, because it uses as an anchor the pedicle, which is the hardest part of the vertebral body. The ability of the rod to correct and hold the correction is a key factor in the selection of rod ...
Larson A Noelle AN Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Children's Hospital, Boston, MA Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, TX and the Minimize Implants Maximize Outcomes Study - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective review of prospectively collected data.Objective. To determine whether anchor density is associated with curve correction and patient-reported outcomes.Summary of Background Data. There is limited information as to whether anchor density affects the results of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) surgery.Methods. 952 AIS patients met inclusion criteria (Lenke 1, ...
Clemente Gleice G Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. - - 2014
To evaluate and compare demographic, clinical, laboratory and angiographic data of Brazilian children and adolescents with Takayasu's arteritis. In this Brazilian multicentre, retrospective study which included 10 paediatric rheumatology centres, we identified 71 children and adolescents with Takayasu's arteritis which were diagnosed before their 19th birthday. The patients' demographic, clinical, ...
Galbraith John G JG Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (J.G.G., J.F.B., P.F., and J.A.H.) and Department of Radiology (K.P.M. and N.M.), Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. E-mail address for J.A. Harty: - - 2014
Pubic symphysiotomy is a rarely performed procedure in which the pubic symphysis is divided to facilitate vaginal delivery in cases of obstructed labor. Recently, many obstetricians have shown renewed interest in this procedure. The purpose of this paper is to report the long-term radiographic findings for patients who had undergone ...
Lau Peter Kar Han PK Department of Medical Oncology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, - - 2014
Primary spinal glioblastoma (GBM) is a rare spinal tumour and is considered to have poor prognosis. We describe a case of a 17-year-old adolescent boy with a cervical spine GBM presenting with neck pain and right upper limb weakness. Initial spinal MRI demonstrated a 4.5 cm lesion extending from C2 ...
Koksal Guniz Meyancı GM Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Kocamustafapasa, Istanbul, Turkey. - - 2014
Our aim was to compare the effects of intravenous, enteral, and enteral plus intravenous supplemented glutamine on plasma transferrin, nitrogen balance, and creatinine/height index in septic patients with malnutrition. Blood and urine samples were collected for transferrin, urea and creatinine measurements. Samples, SOFA score and protein-calorie intake values were repeated ...
Bielsa S - - 2014
Storing pleural fluid samples for research purposes is a common practice, but whether adenosine deaminase (ADA), an enzyme used for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis, is stable over long periods of time is unknown. We evaluated the stability of pleural ADA concentrations in 223 samples frozen at -800C as compared ...
Wang Shoufeng S Department of Mathematics, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, Yunnan 650500, - - 2014
The aim of this paper is to investigate the lattices of group fuzzy congruences and normal fuzzy subsemigroups on E-inversive semigroups. We prove that group fuzzy congruences and normal fuzzy subsemigroups determined each other in E-inversive semigroups. Moreover, we show that the set of group t-fuzzy congruences and the set ...
Akgül Turgut T Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey. - - 2014
Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of the intraoperative blood salvage cell saver method for allogeneic blood transfusion in the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with pedicle screw and rod combination. Methods: The study included 33 patients (5 males and 28 females) who underwent ...
Tamura Yukinori Y Department of Physiology and Regenerative Medicine, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, 377-2 Ohnohigashi, Osakasayama, Osaka 589-8511, - - 2014
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT), which is often associated with pulmonary embolism (PE), is a serious complication after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In the present study, we examined the overall thrombotic and thrombolytic status using Global Thrombosis Test (GTT) in non-anticoagulated blood of patients undergoing TKA to develop the predictable marker ...
Sato Norihiro N Norihiro Sato, Kei Yabuki, Shiro Kohi, Yasuhisa Mori, Noritaka Minagawa, Toshihisa Tamura, Aiichiro Higure, Koji Yamaguchi, Department of Surgery 1, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu 807-8555, - - 2013
To investigate whether a stapled technique is superior to the conventional hand-sewn technique for gastro/duodenojejunostomy during pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PpPD). In October 2010, we introduced a mechanical anastomotic technique of gastro- or duodenojejunostomy using staplers during PpPD. We compared clinical outcomes between 19 patients who underwent PpPD with a stapled gastro/duodenojejunostomy ...
Kim Kwang-Min KM Health Promotion Center, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, - - 2014
For a complete colonoscopic examination, a high intubation rate and a short intubation time have been demanded to colonoscopists, if possible. The aim of the present study was to compare these examination parameters, intubation time and rate, according to the length of colonoscope. A total of 507 healthy Korean subjects ...
Chang Geun Uck - - 2013
ObjectiveDisagreement between results of skin prick test (SPT) and nasal provocation tests (NPT) causes difficulty in differential diagnosis of allergic rhinitis (AR) and nonallergic rhinitis (NAR). We hypothesized this discrepancy could be due to the nonspecific hyper-reactivity (NHR) and localized allergy of the nasal cavity.Study DesignProspective pilot.SettingAcademic tertiary rhinologic practice.Subjects ...
Li G G Department of Radiology, East Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, - - 2013
To assess diffusion changes of the thalamus in Wilson's disease using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Fifteen patients with Wilson's disease and an abnormal signal in the thalamus (designated as group 1) and 18 patients with Wilson's disease with a normal-appearing thalamus (designated as group 2) at conventional magnetic resonance imaging ...
Geisel Dominik - - 2013
To retrospectively analyze efficacy as measured by volume gain of future remnant liver (FRL) after right portal vein embolization (PVE) using particles only versus particles and additional central plug and/or coil (CP/C) embolization. All patients who underwent PVE between July 2011 and December 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. Right PVE was ...
Santos M - - 2013
Our objectives were to review norethindrone use in an adolescent population in a tertiary care center and to assess the effectiveness of the norethindrone taper in the management of acute heavy menstrual bleeding in adolescents. Retrospective cohort study. Tertiary care center. 176 adolescent females prescribed norethindrone 0.35 mg between July 2007 ...
Fu Jian-Fei JF Jian-Fei Fu, Yan-Qin Huang, Jiao Yang, Cheng-Hao Yi, Hai-Long Chen, Shu Zheng, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Intervention, Chinese Ministry of Education, Hangzhou 310009, Zhejiang Province, - - 2013
To explore the clinical characteristics and prognosis of young patients with colorectal cancer patients in Eastern China. A total of 1335 patients with colorectal cancer treated from December 1985 to December 2005 at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine were studied retrospectively. The patients were divided ...
Su Kim Keun - - 2013
Prospective clinical study. To evaluate the factors that would predispose a patient to HO formation after cervical arthroplasty. Heterotopic ossification (HO) after arthroplasty is one of the complications of cervical total disc replacement (TDR). However, the predisposing factors and pathophysiology of HO have not been precisely described. We prospectively enrolled ...
Fitch Zachary W - - 2013
We assessed the effectiveness of standardized protocols in decreasing postoperative mechanical ventilation time to <6 hours. In 2061 patients undergoing coronary bypass, the proportion extubated in <6 hours was calculated for 3 sequential time periods. During period 1 patients were weaned per baseline practices; during period 2, per a protocol ...
Iwahashi Makoto - - 2013
The clinical benefits of thoracoscopic radical esophagectomy in the prone position compared to conventional open esophagectomy have not been fully documented. Forty-six patients with esophageal cancer who underwent MIE in the prone position (MIE-P group) were enrolled, and 46 case-matched controls that underwent open esophagectomy (OE group) were identified using ...
Simsek Erdal - - 2013
In this study, we have tried to demonstrate the effects of coating style used in oxygenators on various hematologic and clinical parameters. Twenty-seven patients were included in the study, who had undergone operations because of elective coronary artery disease. Albumin-coated oxygenator was used in Group I. In Group II, a ...
Ma Kai - - 2013
Late referral of patients with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and intact ventricular septum (IVS) is common in China. This study investigates the impact of later age on the arterial switch operation (ASO) performed for TGA-IVS beyond 1 month of age. From 2000 to 2011, a total 109 patients ...
Jeong Dong Seop DS Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
The study aim was to evaluate the long-term hemodynamic performance of ATS bileaflet valves in the aortic position. A total of 132 patients (mean age 54 +/- 13 years) who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) using ATS valves between October 1994 and May 2001 was analyzed. Of these patients, 77 ...
Skarin Monica M Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Per Dubbsg 14, SE-41345 Göteborg. E-mail: - - 2013
To establish physical activity level, environment and social interaction in routine stroke rehabilitation practice. Prospective observational study using behavioural mapping. Patients at 4 hospital stroke rehabilitation units in Sweden at least 7 days post-stroke were observed over 1 week-day at 10 min intervals between 08.00 h and 17.00 h. At ...
Song Jian - - 2013
A cranioplasty (CP) is often performed after decompressive craniectomy (DC) for cosmetic and protective reasons; however, the timing of CP needs to be better evaluated to maximize beneficial outcomes and neurological recovery. We investigated the effects and mechanisms of early CP compared to late CP on neurological recovery, from the ...
Cınar Yasin - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To compare outcomes of accelerated and conventional corneal cross-linking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus (KC). Materials and methods: Patients were divided into two groups as the accelerated CXL group and the conventional CXL group. The uncorrected distant visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distant visual acuity (CDVA), refraction and keratometric values ...
Jones Kristofer J - - 2013
BACKGROUND:The incidence of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries of the elbow has increased in adolescents over the past decade because of widespread participation in athletics and heightened awareness among physicians. HYPOTHESIS:Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction using the docking technique would result in a successful return to athletic activity in this age ...
Urlep Darja - - 2013
The purpose of the present study was to determine the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its subgroups in children in North-eastern Slovenia during the period of 2002-2010, and to assess the phenotypic characteristics at the diagnosis and during the follow-up. A retrospective investigation was conducted on a cohort ...
Ameri Ebrahim E Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shafa Yahyaeian Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR - - 2013
Since the time of Paul Harrington numerous implants have been introduced for correction of scoliosis, but none are ideal. Newer devices are very expensive, and in our country some patients cannot afford them. The aim of this study was to compare the results of the Harrington rod (HR) device and ...
Karakas Omer - - 2013
This study aimed to investigate the usefulness of blood flow parameters obtained from STA and CCA with Triplex Doppler ultrasonography (TDU) on patients with thyrotoxicosis. This cross-sectional study included consecutive 24 patients with thyrotoxicosis and 18 healthy controls. The thyroid gland blood flow parameters were evaluated with TDU. The thyroid ...
Ou George - - 2013
Approximately 1 in 6 capsule endoscopies (CEs) does not visualize the entire small bowel at completion of the examination because of limited battery life. To determine whether chewing gum can reduce the small-bowel transit time and increase CE completion rates. Prospective, single-blind, randomized, controlled trial. A tertiary university-affiliated hospital. Consecutive ...
Wong Y S - - 2013
Anatomical variations on venous drainage in varicoceles are under-reported. We report our experience in scrotal antegrade sclerotherapy (SAS) for adolescent varicoceles. Since 2011, 15 consecutive boys with left varicoceles were recruited. Under general anaesthesia, a 5-mm transverse incision was made at scrotal neck, testicular vein was cannulated at pampiniform plexus ...
Lefebvre P - - 2013
It was the objective of this study to quantify the risk of complications and the incremental health care costs associated with recurrent VTE events. Health care insurance claims from the Ingenix IMPACT database from 01/2004-09/2008 were analysed. Subjects aged ≥18 years on the date of first recurrent VTE diagnosis with ...
Brown John W - - 2013
The pulmonary autograft aortic valve replacement (Ross AVR) is the AVR of choice for children below the teenage years. Recent literature has questioned the durability of the Ross AVR in older children and young adults that present predominantly with aortic regurgitation and a dilated aortic root. At our center, the ...
Regalado Gideon - - 2013
The impact of kinematic MRI (KINE-MRI) in the patellofemoral instability and anterior knee pain of the adolescents is rarely reported. Our special interest was to evaluate the patellofemoral joint biomechanics with KINE-MRI in adolescents with affected and unaffected knees in a case-control study. KINE-MRI was performed in 29 adolescents (affected ...
Zhu Zezhang - - 2013
To investigate whether the sagittal morphology differs between the left and right thoracic curves in patients with Chiari malformation-associated scoliosis (CMS). Thirty-four patients with a left thoracic curve constituted the CM-L group, whereas 44 patients with a right thoracic curve were assigned into the CM-R group. Another cohort of 90 ...
Mardomingo A - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative clinical and radiological results in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis curves treated by posterior arthrodesis using autogenous bone graft from iliac crest (CI) versus only local autograft bone (HL). A retrospective matched cohort study was conducted on 73 patients (CI n=37 and HL ...
Chen Feng-Kun - - 2013
Abstract Background: Locking catheter with heparin may increase bleeding risk of some hemodialysis (HD) patients. Hence, the security and effectivity of 10% concentrated sodium chloride (CSC) used as an alternative method for patients with high bleeding risk need to be investigated. Methods: Seventy-two patients inserted temporary central venous catheters were ...
Kong Chae-Gwan - - 2013
Prospective study. We investigated normative temporal levels of white blood cell (WBC) and absolute neutrophil count (ANC) in uncomplicated anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using allograft and demineralized bone matrix (DBM). No study has investigated the diagnostic usefulness of WBC and ANC for postoperative infection following ACDF using allograft ...
Hamilton C F - - 2013
To examine adolescent patients' experience with the Carriere Distalizer Appliance (CDA) and compare it with that of the Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device (FFRD). A survey was administered to 42 patients treated with the CDA and 70 patients treated with the FFRD. Amount of time required to become accustomed to the ...
Chen Zhefeng - - 2013
We retrospectively studied 32 consecutive patients (32 hips) who underwent THA with a Durom large-head, MOM articulation between January 2008 and December 2010. Of the patients who underwent THA using a Trilogy metal on polyethylene prosthesis during the same period, 32 were chosen to form the Trilogy group. 32 volunteers ...
Iorio Justin - - 2013
Amicar may affect estimated blood loss (EBL) and blood transfusion in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) undergoing posterior spinal fusion (PSF) with pedicle screws and Ponte osteotomies. We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected, single-center database of 33 patients with main thoracic AIS treated with greater than ...
Tanaka Tomotaka - - 2013
Currently available drugs for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) include salicylates, thiopurines, corticosteroids and new anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha biologics. Among these medications, corticosteroids in children and adolescents may adversely affect the patients' growth and development. Further, UC patients have elevated and activated myeloid lineage leucocytes including the CD14 ...
Ozgurhan Engin Bilge - - 2013
To compare the corneal microstructure in patients with manifest keratoconus (KCN), subclinical KCN, and topographically normal relatives of patients with KCN and in healthy controls. Prospective and cross-sectional study. We enrolled 145 subjects in the study. The participants were divided into 4 groups, based on clinical and topographical evaluation: the ...
Demura Satoru - - 2013
Study Design. A multicenter, prospective evaluation of pulmonary function testing and radiographic measures in patients surgically treated for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).Objective. The objective of this study was to evaluate pulmonary function to determine whether a more proximal upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) negatively impacts pulmonary function in surgically treated AIS ...
Głowińska-Olszewska Barbara - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: Experience with the use of real-time continuous glucose monitoring systems (RT-CGMS) in teenagers with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is limited. We aimed to assess the possibility of glycaemic control improvement and to characterize the group of adolescents, who may gain long-term benefits from the use of the ...
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