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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 ...
Kamei Hideya - - 2013
As the survival of patients after liver transplantation (LT) improves, the requirement of liver retransplantation (reLT) for late graft failure has grown. Although some have reported that the short-term outcome of late reLT was comparable with that of early reLT, it remains unknown whether long-term survival of late reLT is ...
Kawahara Yoshiro - - 2013
Background and study aims: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is being increasingly used for superficial esophageal cancers. However, esophageal ESD is technically difficult, time consuming, and less safe compared with endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). To perform ESD safely and more efficiently, various types of knives have been developed. This study compared ...
Tzeng Ching-Wei D - - 2013
Hepatectomy patients are known to be at significant risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), but previous studies have not differentiated pre- versus post-discharge events. This study was designed to evaluate the timing, rate and predictors of pre- ('early') versus post-discharge ('late') VTE. All patients undergoing elective hepatectomy during 2005-2010 and recorded ...
Samdani Amer F - - 2013
Study Design: Prospective, longitudinal cohort.Objective: To evaluate the incidence, timing, and risk factors for reoperation in patients with AIS treated with pedicle screws compared to hybrid constructs.Summary of background data: Rates of return to the operating room following definitive fusion for AIS vary, with a paucity of data on pedicle ...
Roth Sandor - - 2013
The aim of this study is to prove the influence of the arthroscopic lateral release on functional recovery in adolescents with recurrent lateral dislocation of patella. From 2006 to 2009, arthroscopic release of the lateral retinaculum was done on 27 adolescent patients (24 women, 3 men) and 33 knees (in ...
Len J A - - 2013
It was hypothesized that optimal sperm recovery rate (RR) without damage to the sperm would be obtained after centrifugation without a cushion solution. Semen collected three times from six light breed stallions was extended to 25 × 10(6) sperm/mL and centrifuged at CON (noncentrifuged), 900NC (no-cushion), 900C (cushion), 1800NC, and ...
Desai Sameer - - 2013
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a frequent complication of middle ear surgery. Ondansetron has been shown to be effective for early PONV and dexamethasone has been shown to be effective for late PONV. Therefore, a combination of dexamethasone and ondansetron is commonly used for middle ear surgery. This study ...
Djer Mulyadi M - - 2013
Aim: to evaluate the results of transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) in adolescents and adult. Methods: a case series of patients undergoing transcatheter closure of ASD in RS Cipto Mangunkusumo, Jakarta during 2002 -2013. Transesophageal echocardiography, hemodynamic study, and angiography were performed before the procedure. Oxygen test was ...
Ekeh Akpofure Peter - - 2013
Despite widespread application in aviation and other fields, there has been limited use of computerized simulation in driver education. We prospectively studied a group of novice drivers subjected to comprehensive virtual driving simulation modules to identify the subsequent effects on their driving records. We hypothesized that participation in a simulation ...
Nonaka Michihito - - 2013
Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is considered a time-related event. The study aim was to compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of early- and late-onset PVE, and to investigate potential preventive measures for each condition. A total of 47 consecutive patients undergoing surgery for PVE between January 1986 and December 2011 ...
Nault Marie-Lyne - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: Knowledge concerning morphology of the spine is reported in 2-dimensional (2D) or focuses on modification of parameters with progression of spinal deformation. The objective of this study was to compare 3D morphologic parameters of the spine at the first visit between progressive and a nonprogressive group of immature adolescent ...
Lee Jeongmin - - 2013
PURPOSE:: To determine the risk factors of visual field (VF) progression in relatively low and high intraocular pressure (IOP) groups in normal tension glaucoma (NTG) patients and to compare progression rate of VF defects between the 2 groups. METHODS:: Forty-nine eyes of 49 NTG patients with untreated IOP of ≤15 ...
Hwang Steven W - - 2013
: Loss of coronal correction has been reported in the presence of a solid posterior fusion mass in patients who are skeletally immature. Significant increases in postoperative coronal curvature are typically attributed to the presence of pseudarthrosis, loss of instrumentation fixation, or adding-on. We evaluated the clinical and radiographic factors ...
Nanashima Atsushi - - 2013
Background/Aims: Pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD) has the advantage of achieving good nutritional status postoperatively, but delayed gastric empty (DGE) is a frequent complication leading to a longer fasting period. Subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (SSPPD) is an alternative option to preserve nutritional status and shorten the fasting period. We retrospectively compared clinical results ...
Hong Sung-Moon - - 2013
Coblation is operated in low temperature, so it is proposed that tonsillectomy with coblation involves less postoperative pain and allows accelerated healing of the tonsillar fossae compared with other methods involving heat driven processes. However, the results of the previous studies showed that the effect of coblation tonsillectomy has been ...
Lee Seung Je - - 2013
We hypothesized that there might be a higher incidence of low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) in men diagnosed at a repeated biopsy. Thus, we investigated differences in clinicopathological results of PCa after primary and repeated biopsy. We retrospectively reviewed patients diagnosed with PCa at a primary or repeated biopsy from January ...
Sadeghi Hasan Allah HA Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tehran, - - 2013
Pulmonary blood flow may affect lung development in adulthood. Early total correction of tetralogy of Fallot may affect development of final lung volumes. We evaluated the effect of age at total correction on lung volumes years after the operation. In a retrospective cohort study on patients with totally corrected tetralogy ...
Holla Jasmijn F M - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of activity limitations. The knee OA population is likely to consist of subgroups. The aim of the present study was to identify homogeneous subgroups with distinct trajectories of activity limitations in patients with early symptomatic knee OA and to describe characteristics of ...
Dudley Roy W R RW Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2013
Large-scale natural history studies of gross motor development have shown that children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) plateau during childhood and actually decline through adolescence. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a well-recognized treatment for spastic CP, but little is known about long-term outcomes of this treatment. The purpose of this ...
Chang Chul Ho - - 2013
Objective: The aim of this study was to discover the optimal effect-site concentration of remifentanil for cough prevention that does not delay awakening or cause respiratory depression during emergence from anesthesia with propofol and remifentanil in laryngomicrosurgery patients. Study design: Prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Methods: One hundred five patients were ...
Hartmann Frank - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: Retrospective evaluation of the long-term outcomes after surgical treatment of traumatic patellar dislocations in adolescents and identification of possible predictive factors of poor outcomes. Design: Retrospective clinical study Setting: University Clinic, Level I Trauma Center PATIENTS:: All 33 adolescents, with a mean age of 14.8 years, who were treated ...
Xu Yu - - 2013
Purpose:  To evaluate the effect of early vitreoretinal surgery on vascularly active stage 4 ROP through the preoperative use of intravitreal bevacizumab. Methods:  This was a retrospective study. Eighteen patients with vascularly active stage 4 ROP who underwent primary vitrectomy from April 2007 to March 2010 were enrolled. Twelve eyes ...
Moussouttas Michael - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Sympathetic activation promotes hemostasis, and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is associated with pronounced sympathetic activation. This investigation will assess whether catecholaminergic activity relates to venous thrombotic events in patients with acute SAH. METHODS: Observational study of consecutive SAH grade 3-5 patients requiring ventriculostomy insertion who did not undergo open surgical ...
Cokkinakis Christos - - 2013
Cryoablation is increasingly used for the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). There are limited data regarding its efficacy and late outcomes in the pediatric population. We reviewed the clinical records of 70 consecutive pediatric and adolescent patients (mean age: 12.2 ± 3, range: 5-19 years) with AVNRT, with ...
Wang Qian - - 2013
The aim of this study was to analyze the association between plasma-soluble P-selectin (sP-selectin) elements and progressive ischemic stroke (PIS) and to explore the pathogenesis of PIS. Patients with acute ischemic stroke who were admitted and hospitalized in the Department of Neurology between August 2010 and August 2011 were used ...
Falahatkar Siavash - - 2013
Middle calyx access has been underused in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), especially in the supine position. We compared the safety and efficacy outcomes between middle calyx and lower calyx accesses in the complete supine PCNL in a non-randomized single-surgeon clinical study. Between February 2008 and October 2011, 170 patients underwent posterior ...
Crawford Charles H CH - - 2013
Study Design. Multicenter retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data.Objective. Evaluate radiographic and clinical characteristics of patients undergoing an STF for Lenke 1C curves.Summary of Background Data. Selective thoracic fusion (STF) of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) has been advocated for the so-called "false double major" curve (Lenke 1C/King Type II). Despite ...
Young Ki Won - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Several studies show that hallux valgus has a female preponderance and that approximately 50% of patients have an adolescent onset of deformity. However, little is known about male adolescent-onset hallux valgus. We evaluated the radiologic characteristics and the result of deformity correction in male adolescent-onset hallux valgus (MAHV). METHODS: ...
Kim Je Sang - - 2013
Background: We frequently encounter high levels of activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) during heparin anticoagulation. The purpose of this study is, first, to investigate the rate of achieving and maintaining therapeutic aPTT in patients treated with heparin anticoagulation and second, to assess the adequacy the current nomogram. Methods: We included ...
Ohishi Tsuyoshi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: To evaluate medial extrusion of the posterior segment of the medial meniscus in posterior horn tears. METHODS: This study enrolled 72 patients without medial meniscal tears (group N), 72 patients with medial meniscal tears without posterior horn tears (group PH-), 44 patients with posterior horn tears of the medial ...
Zengin Suat - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Snake bites are an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, especially in rural areas. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate serum paraoxonase (PON), arylesterase (ARLY), ceruloplasmin (Cp), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity and lipid hydroperoxide (LOOH) and total sulfhydryl group (-SH) levels in patients with snake ...
Ilharreborde Brice - - 2013
PURPOSE: Computed tomography can be used for three-dimensional (3D) evaluation of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients, but at the expense of high radiation exposure, and with the limitation of being performed in the supine position. These drawbacks can now be avoided with low-dose stereoradiography, even in routine clinical use. The ...
McElroy Mark J - - 2013
Study Design. Retrospective analysis.Objective. To determine if statistically significant differences exist between operative idiopathic early-onset scoliosis (IEOS) and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in primary curve characteristics, stable vertebra, kyphosis, or lumbar deformity and, if so, to identify the clinical significance of these differences.Summary of Background Data. To our knowledge, no ...
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