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Kim Jong Wook JW Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, - - 2014
The optimal colon-cleansing method after failure of bowel preparation (BP) for colonoscopy has not been established. We aimed to compare BP rescue methods after failed initial BP and to identify risk factors for rescue BP failure. Eighty-five patients with BP failure after 4 L polyethylene glycol (PEG) ingestion were prospectively enrolled ...
Sanders James O JO Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 665, Rochester, NY 14642. E-mail address: - - 2014
Although the efficacy of bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has been debated, recent evidence indicates a strong dose-response effect with respect to preventing curve progression of ≥6°. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether bracing, prescribed with use of current criteria, prevents surgery and how many patients must ...
Sousa A A AA Instituto Alfa de Gastroenterologia, Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, - - 2014
Objective: This study compared the incidence of salivary fistula between groups with an early or late reintroduction of oral feeding, and identified the predictive factors for salivary fistula. Methods: A randomised trial was performed using 89 patients with larynx or hypopharynx cancer, assigned to 2 groups (early or late). In ...
Higashihara Eiji E Department of ADPKD Research, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2014
The clinical effects of increased water intake on autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) progression are unknown. ADPKD patients with creatinine clearance ≧50 mL/min/1.73 m(2) were divided into high (H-, n = 18) and free (F-, n = 16) water-intake groups, mainly according to their preference. Prior to the study, ...
Kim Han Jo - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective Review - Multicenter DatabaseObjective. The purpose of this study was to compare the UT and lower thoracic (LT) UIV in long fusions to the sacrum for Adult Scoliosis.Summary of Background Data. The optimal upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV) for stopping long fusions to the sacrum/pelvis are controversial. While ...
Yang Jae Hyuk JH Scoliosis Research Institute, Department of Orthopedics, Korea University Guro Hospital, 87 Guro-dong, Guro-Gu, Seoul, 152-703, - - 2014
To introduce a modified technique of thoracoplasty (short apical rib resection thoracoplasty (SARRT)) and compare its clinical, functional radiological outcomes and postoperative lung functions with conventional thoracoplasty (CT) in scoliosis surgery. Retrospectively review of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients who underwent corrective surgery with thoracoplasty from 2006 to 2010 was performed. ...
Bresnahan Kara A KA Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1415 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, - - 2014
Provitamin A biofortification of staple crops may decrease the prevalence of vitamin A (VA) deficiency if widely adopted in target countries. To assess the impact of processing methods on the VA value of plant foods, the unique bioefficacies of cis-βC isomers (formed during cooking) compared with all-trans (at) β-carotene (βC) ...
Küçükerdönmez Cem C 1 Department of Ophthalmology, Izmir University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir - - - 2014
PurposeTo monitor the development of graft vascularization after pterygium excision with conjunctival autograft transplantation (CAT) using indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) and to compare the graft vascularization between 2 different fixation techniques (fibrin glue and sutures).MethodsA total of 26 eyes of 26 patients with primary pterygium were randomly assigned after pterygium ...
Alsabellha Rabea M RM *ENT Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and †Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, The University of Jordan, Amman, - - 2014
Cochlear implants (CIs) are typically activated 3 to 6 weeks after the surgery. For some patients who live in remote areas, this waiting period could impose some personal and financial burdens. The current study examined whether CI recipients can be safely and effectively fitted with their speech processor five days ...
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 ...
Pompe Manca Tekavčič - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate color vision in young patients with demyelinating disease both clinically and electrophysiologically. Thirty young patients (8-28 years, mean age 19 years) with demyelinating disease with or without a history of optic neuritis (ON) were investigated. Color vision was evaluated clinically with the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 - - 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 - - 2013
Objective: To establish physical activity level, environment and social interaction in routine stroke rehabilitation practice. Design: Prospective observational study using behavioural mapping. Methods: 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 ...
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 ...
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