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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 ...
Crawford Charles H CH 3rd Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, KY, - - 2013
Multicenter retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Evaluate radiographical and clinical characteristics of patients undergoing a selective thoracic fusion (STF) for Lenke 1C curves. STF of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has been advocated for the so-called "false double major" curve (Lenke 1C/King type II). Despite these recommendations, many surgeons continue to ...
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 ...
Crawford Alvin H AH Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, - - 2013
Comparative analysis of 2 groups of patients who underwent surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). To compare a segmental pedicle screw only system with a hybrid system for the treatment of Lenke type 1 AIS curves. Although previous AIS studies have tried to compare various constructs with the all-pedicle ...
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 ...
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 ...
Friedersdorff Frank - - 2013
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare laparoendoscopic single-site varicocelectomy (LESSV) with multiport laparoscopic varicocelectomy (MLV) in terms of intraoperative parameters and postoperative outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study investigated 10 male adolescents and 89 adults who underwent either LESSV or MLV at the authors' center. The reusable X-Cone single port ...
Shen Ying-Mo - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of Lichtenstein hernioplasty using acellular tissue matrix (ACTM) grafts in adolescent patients. METHODS: One hundred patients, 13-18 years old, with primary unilateral indirect inguinal hernias, were randomly assigned to receive Lichtenstein hernioplasty using ACTM or traditional high ligation of the hernia sac (control group).The outcome measures ...
Mueller Terry L - - 2013
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Pedicle screws have shown to be a safe and effective method of spinal fixation, offering superior multiplanar correction compared with hooks or sublaminar wires in selected situations. Though only food and drug administration (FDA) approved in the adolescent population, they are commonly used in an off-label manner in ...
Büchler Matthias - - 2013
Rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rATG; Thymoglobulin®) is currently used to prevent acute rejection in kidney transplantation. The dose and regimen of rATG have not been optimized. Moreover, the impact of different treatment regimens on T-cell phenotype reconstitution remains unknown. We conducted a prospective randomized study of 17 renal transplant patients to ...
Tas Serpil - - 2013
PURPOSE: Aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of absence of septal Q waves in patients scheduled for aortic valve replacement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty-one patients who underwent isolated aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis were retrospectively evaluated. Septal Q waves were defined as Q waves of<2mm ...
Van Batavia Jason P - - 2013
PURPOSE: Varying incidences and levels of persistent RVF have been reported following adult and adolescent varicocelectomy but its significance remains unclear. We sought to determine the incidence and natural history of persistent flow and whether it had any affect on post-operative CUG. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed pre- and post-varicocelectomy DDUS ...
Girard Julien J Service d'Orthopédie C, Département Universitaire de sport et Médecine, CHRU Lille, Lille Cedex, France. - - 2013
Although the resumption of low-impact sports activities is compatible with total hip arthroplasty (THA), participation in high-impact sports seems problematic, and there is no consensus as to whether it is advisable. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the quality and possibility of resuming high-impact physical activities after hip ...
Hong Jae-Young JY Department of Orthopedics, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, South - - 2013
To identify factors that can affect postoperative shoulder balance in AIS. 89 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with six types of curvatures who underwent surgery were included in this study. Whole spine antero-posterior and lateral radiographs were obtained pre- and postoperatively. In radiograms, shape and changes in curvatures were analyzed. In ...
Aydogan Mustafa S - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to compare the efficacy of dexmedetomidine vs midazolam for sedation during the early postoperative period in adolescents who underwent scoliosis surgery. METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomized trial in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary care center. In this study, 42 patients (American ...
Xinias Ioannis - - 2013
The relationship between Helicobacter pylori (Hp) gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) remains controversial. The aim was to investigate the association between Hp infection and gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and the impact of Hp eradication on esophageal acid exposure and motility in adolescents and young adults with Hp gastritis and GERD. ...
Woo Jae Gon - - 2013
GOALS AND BACKGROUND:: Premedication with pronase, dimethylpolysiloxane, and sodium bicarbonate improves visibility during upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy. However, the optimal time for this combination to take effect is unknown. We investigated the optimal time of pre-UGI endoscopy medication. STUDY:: A randomized, investigator-blind, controlled trial. The 300 patients who were to ...
Demura Satoru - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Study Design. A review of a multicenter, prospective registry of patients surgically treated for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).Objective. To investigate preoperative and postoperative distribution of coronal decompensation in Lenke 1C curves and to determine whether a selective thoracic fusion (STF) affects the results of coronal decompensation.Summary of Background Data. ...
Park Chul-Hyun CH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, South - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the results of hallux valgus surgery between feet fixed with Kirschner wires and those fixed with a plate and screws. Between December 2008 and November 2009, 53 patients (62 feet) were treated with proximal chevron osteotomy and distal soft tissue procedure for ...
Kucukgoz Gulec Umran - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To compare clinical and laboratory findings between the early-onset preeclampsia (EOP) and late-onset preeclampsia (LOP). Methods: This prospective longitudinal study was performed at a tertiary referral university clinic. All patients meeting the inclusion criteria were divided into two groups, the EOP group and the LOP group, according to ...
Dietrich Wulf - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with a high degree of hemostatic system activation. Supplementation of antithrombin (AT) may attenuate this activation and increase a patient's susceptibility to heparin. However, the appropriate dosage of AT has not been defined. We sought to determine the dosage of AT concentrate necessary to achieve >100% ...
Kim Seung-Hyun - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate the asthenopic symptoms in patients with exotropia and esotropia while watching stereoscopic 3D (S3D) television (TV). Methods: A total 77 subjects who more than 9 years of age were enrolled in this study. We divided them into three groups; Thirty-four patients with ...
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