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Lang Nikolaus W NW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, 1090, Vienna, - - 2014
Advances in multimodal treatment have improved survival of patients with nonmetastatic osteosarcoma. At the same time, implant design has improved the outcomes of limb salvage with modular endoprostheses. However, little is known about sports activity in long-term survivors with osteosarcoma. We wanted to evaluate (1) sports activity levels in long-term ...
Hingsammer Andreas M AM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
Mixed femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is typically managed with both femoral and acetabular rim osteoplasties, but it has not been reported if the rim osteoplasty is always required. We hypothesized that mixed FAI managed by femoral or combined femoral and acetabular osteoplasties will both attain satisfactory clinical results, provided intraoperative impingement-free ...
Maffulli Nicola N Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, - - 2014
Open surgery for patellar tendinopathy allows patients with unilateral and bilateral tendinopathy to return to high levels of physical activity. Two groups of 23 athletes each underwent open surgical exploration for management of patellar tendinopathy. One group suffered from unilateral patellar tendinopathy (unilateral group), and the other group had bilateral ...
Liu Tie T Department of Orthopedics, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
To compare sagittal profiles of selective posterior thoracic instrumentation with segmental pedicle screws instrumentation and hybrid (hook and pedicle screw). Nowadays, thoracic screws are considered more effective than other constructs in spinal deformity correction and have become the treatment in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery. However, recent research found that this ...
Yuan Fei F Department of General Surgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215004, - - 2014
The value of gamma probes in the surgical treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) was determined. The aim of this study was to enhance the rate of successful total parathyroidectomy in patients with sHPT using intraoperative gamma probe investigations. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 48 sHPT patients between May ...
LaPrade Robert F RF The Steadman Clinic, 181 West Meadow Drive, Suite 400, Vail, CO 81657, USA; Center for Outcomes-based Orthopaedic Research, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, 181 West Meadow Drive, Suite 1000, Vail, CO 81657, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Trochlear dysplasia is a common cause of recurrent patellar instability. It is most frequently seen in adolescent female patients with a history of patellar dislocations. Dysplasia is generally classified using the 4-part Dejour classification system. In certain patients, a sulcus-deepening trochleoplasty in conjunction with a medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction or ...
Cho Min Soo MS Cardiac Imaging Center, Asan Medical Center Heart Institute, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
Although surgery is recommended for pediatric patients with supracristal ventricular septal defects (sVSDs) to prevent progression of aortic regurgitation (AR), outcomes in adolescents and adults with sVSDs are not known. In this retrospective observational study, clinical data without surgery were obtained in 60 patients with sVSDs (group 1; mean age, ...
Yang Jae Hyuk JH Department of Orthopedics, Scoliosis Research Institute, Korea University Guro Hospital, Guro 2-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul, 152-703, Korea, - - 2014
To analyze the changes in the curve extent, pattern and the fusion level in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients who undergo delayed surgery instead of early surgery. Thirty-five immature AIS patients whose radiographs demonstrated an initial primary curve of more than 40° with a subsequent increase of 10° before attaining ...
Kim Seung-Seob SS Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To describe the ultrasonographic (US) findings of type IIIa biliary atresia. We retrospectively reviewed a medical database of patients pathologically confirmed to have biliary atresia, Kasai type IIIa, between January 2002 and May 2013 (n=18). We evaluated US findings including the visible common bile duct (CBD), triangular cord thickness, gallbladder ...
Alahmari Ayedh D - - 2014
During most COPD exacerbations, patients continue to live in the community but there is little information on changes in activity during exacerbations due to the difficulties of obtaining recent, prospective baseline data. Patients recorded on daily diary cards any worsening in respiratory symptoms, peak expiratory flow (PEF) and the number ...
Celikoglu Mevlut M Associate professor, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients affected by cleft lip and palate often have complaints of snoring and respiratory difficulties during sleep. The purposes of this study were to evaluate nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, and total airway volumes of patients affected by unilateral cleft lip and palate and to compare them with a well-matched control group without ...
Bergström Eva-Karin EK Department of Cariology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Public Dental Health Service, Västra Götaland Region, Gothenburg, - - 2014
To evaluate approximal caries increment among 12- to 16-year-olds in a low caries prevalence area in Sweden after a 3.5-year school-based fluoride (F) varnish programme with Bifluorid 12 and Duraphat. The design was a RCT study with 1365 adolescents, divided into following four groups: Group 1 Bifluorid 12 two applications/year; ...
Tarrant Roslyn C RC SpR in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery; Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland SpR in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland SpR in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland Department of Anaesthetics, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland; lackrock Clinic, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland; lackrock Clinic, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland; lackrock Clinic, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, - - 2014
Study Design. Prospective studyObjective. To assess the timing and predictors of return to short-term functional activity in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) after posterior spinal fusion (PSF)Summary of Background Data. Few studies have examined the timing and rate of return to short-term functional activity in patients with AIS after ...
Zürcher Arthur W AW Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Diakonessen Hospital, Bosboomstraat 1, 3582 KE Utrecht, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Some reports showed few but significant more axial femorotibial rotation in favor of mobile-bearing (MB) versus fixed-bearing (FB) total knee arthroplasty (TKA), mostly during knee bend fluoroscopic studies. The goal of the current study was to submit MB and FB groups of TKA patients to a turning activity, in which ...
Brito Helena Shino Hanai HS Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Escola Paulista de Medicina/Universidade Federal de São Paulo , São Paulo, SP , Brazil - - 2014
Abstract Helicobacter pylori and immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) association is not well established in chronic ITP (cITP) in children, although the cure of thrombocytopenia in approximately half of H. pylori eradicated adult patients has been described. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of H. pylori eradication ...
Zhu Z Z From the Department of Spine Surgery, Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, - - 2014
Steeper tapering of the cervical spinal canal as documented in recent studies is thought to have a role in the pathophysiology of Chiari malformation-associated syringomyelia. This study aimed to determine whether taper ratio of the cervical spinal canal differs between patients with distended and nondistended syringes. Seventy-seven adolescents (10-18 years) ...
Mermerkaya Musa Ugur MU Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey, - - 2014
To compare femoral and tibial tunnel widening (TW) in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using an interference screw (IS), or an EndoButton-Continuous Loop(®) on the femoral side, and an IS/staple on the tibial side. Between 2006 and 2009, at a single institution, 72 patients who underwent arthroscopic ACL ...
Dumitrascu Traian T Center of General Surgery and Liver Transplant, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Fundeni Street No. 258, Bucharest, 022328, Romania. - - 2014
The impact of splenectomy on outcomes after distal pancreatectomy was assessed in the present study, with a special emphasis on the postoperative systemic inflammatory response. Thirty-three patients with spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy-Kimura technique (SPDP group) were compared with a group of distal pancreatectomies with splenectomy (DPS group). The two groups were ...
Abo-Ryia Mohammad Hamdy MH Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit, General Surgery Department, Tanta University Hospital, Tanta, Egypt, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the preperitoneal versus the preaponeurotic mesh positioning in open paraumbilical hernia repair. During the period from January 2011 until July 2012, 60 adult patients were randomly assigned to two equal groups. The patients in group A were treated by preperitoneal mesh repair ...
Nault Marie-Lyne ML *Research Center, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada †Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and ‡Departement de genie de la production automatisee, Ecole de technologie superieure, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
This is a prospective case-control study. The objective of this study was to compare 3-dimensional (3D) morphological parameters of the spine at the first visit between a nonprogressive (NP) and a progressive (P) group of immature adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Prediction of curve progression remains challenging in AIS at the ...
Aydin Salih S From the *Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bagcilar Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul; and †Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical Park Hospital, Elazig, - - 2014
Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is the most common postoperative complication after total laryngectomy. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between PCF with pharyngeal repair time and the number of mucosal sutures. The medical records of 47 patients who underwent total laryngectomy were assessed prospectively. The pharyngeal repair ...
Goultidis Theodoros T TT *3rd Orthopaedic Department †2nd Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Medical School, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, - - 2014
The melatonin deficiency hypothesis as a central mechanism in the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is certainly intriguing. However, the actual role of melatonin remains unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the potential clinical value of melatonin serum level in the pathogenesis and the prognosis of ...
Fletcher Nicholas D ND Emory University Department of Orthopaedics, 59 Executive Park South NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329, USA, - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical and economic impact of a novel postoperative pathway following posterior spinal fusion (PSF) in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Patient charts were reviewed for demographic data and to determine length of surgery, implant density, use of osteotomies, estimated blood loss, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) ...
Maruhashi Tatsuya T Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8551, - - 2014
Nitroglycerine-induced vasodilation is usually used as a control test for flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD). However, nitroglycerine-induced vasodilation per se has also been reported to be impaired in patients with atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between nitroglycerine-induced vasodilation and the clinical severity of peripheral artery disease ...
Aydin Mehmet Dumlu MD Medical Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Ataturk University, Erzurum, - - 2014
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) secretion may be increased in the early phases of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), possibly via ischemic glossopharyngeal nerve discharges, and decreased due to glossopharyngeal nerve degeneration in the late phase of SAH; but this reflex pathway has not been definitively investigated. We studied the relationship between petrous ganglion ...
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 ...
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; ...
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