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Pane B B Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit University Hospital IRCCS San Martino‑IST University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy - - - 2014
The aim of our study was to evaluate the earlier and long term survival as well the postoperative complications in high-risk patients who received endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) as first choice, or open repair when anatomical requirements for EVAR were not met. Between January 2005 and January 2010, 593 patients ...
Fukuda Katsuyuki - - 2014
In recent years, the gut microbiota has been found to provide an important link to the development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like ulcerative colitis (UC). Accordingly, inter-individual variation in the gut microbial community may be linked to inter-individual variation in the risk of IBD or other diseases. Further, the ...
Kim Youngbae B YB Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Veterans Hospital, 6-2 Dunchon-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, 134-791, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the sagittal spinopelvic parameters between young normal asymptomatic adults and older normal asymptomatic adults without localized segmental disc degeneration. Standing sagittal radiographs of the whole spine including the pelvis in 342 adult male volunteers (Group 1: n = 184, average age 21.2 years, range 19-28 ...
Apoznański Wojciech W Department and Clinic of Pediatric Surgery and Urology, Wroclaw Medical University, - - 2014
Urethral stenosis or abnormalities in the external urethral meatus in girls may lead to serious functional bladder outlet obstruction and recurrent urinary tract infections. The aim of the study was to analyze the efficacy of meatotomy in girls with an anterior deflected urinary stream (ADUS) and symptoms of detrusor overactivity. ...
Nakamura Masaki M Second Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, - - 2014
Fundoplication during esophagogastrostomy (EG) after proximal gastrectomy (PG) is a useful procedure to prevent reflux esophagitis, but it is unclear how much of the remnant stomach should be wrapped around the esophagus. We analyzed data from 101 patients who underwent PG for upper third early gastric cancer between 1999 and ...
Mohammed Moataz Fatthy MF Internal Medicine Department, Cairo University, Giza, - - 2014
Lupus nephritis is one of the most serious manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Novel biomarkers are necessary to enhance the diagnostic accuracy, prognostic stratification, monitoring of treatment response, and detection of early renal flares. Our study was conducted on 90 participants. They were divided into three groups, group I ...
Nault M-L ML *Research Center, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, 3175 Côte Sainte-Catherine, Montréal (Québec), Canada H3T 1C5. †Département de génie de la production automatisée, École de technologie supérieure, 1100, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal (Québec) Canada H3C 1K3. ‡Department of surgery, Faculty of medecine, Université de Montreal, PO Box 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville, Montréal (Québec), - - 2014
Study Design. This is a prospective case-control study.Objective. The objective of this study was to compare 3D morphologic parameters of the spine at the first visit between a non progressive (NP) and a progressive (P) group of immature adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).Summary of Background Data. Prediction of curve progression remains ...
Karaca Mehmet Ali MA Emergency Medicine Department, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara 06100, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
High International Normalized Ratio (INR) level resulting from warfarin use increases the risk of gastrointestinal hemorrhages. We aimed to compare the efficacy of prothrombin complex concentrates (PCC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) at lowering the INR level, decreasing active hemorrhages visible by endoscopy, and shortening the length of stay at ...
Stone Patrick A PA Department of Surgery, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, WV Division, Charleston. Electronic address: - - 2014
Multiple studies have been conducted that demonstrate the superiority of patch angioplasty over primary closure for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Patch angioplasty with polytetrafluoroethylene patches (ACUSEAL) have shown results comparable to patch angioplasty with saphenous vein and polyester patches. This is the prospective randomized study to compare the clinical outcomes of ...
Tepeler Abdulkadir A Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey, - - 2014
The micro-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (microperc) is a recently introduced percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) technique that is performed through a 4.8Fr all-seeing needle. We aimed to measure the intrarenal pelvic pressure (IPP) during microperc and compare it with the levels of conventional PNL. A total of 20 patients with 1- to 3-cm renal ...
Ratcliff Megan B MB Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2014
Adherence to postoperative lifestyle recommendations may be associated with weight outcomes among weight loss surgery (WLS) patients, but it is difficult to objectively assess and has not been reported among adolescents. Methods of assessment that are ecologically valid and provide important contextual information related to adherence are needed. The objective ...
Camathias Carlo C Paediatric Orthopaedic Department, University Children's Hospital Basle (UKBB), Spitalstrasse 33, 4056, Basel, Switzerland, - - 2014
Congenital dislocation of the patella and recurrent symptomatic dislocation in adolescents are difficult pathologies to treat. Stanisavljevic described an extensive release procedure essentially involving medializing the entire lateral quadriceps and medial soft tissue stabilization. There are no significant series reporting the success of this method. This procedure has been performed ...
Bernelli Chiara C Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, - - 2014
This study sought to evaluate the impact of baseline activated clotting time (ACT)-guided heparin administration on major bleeding after transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Bleeding after TAVI is frequent and associated with unfavorable prognosis. Proper intraprocedural heparin dose administration may reduce the risk of potential overdosing in this frail ...
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 ...
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