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Gillespie Colin T - - 2011
An endobronchial valve developed for treatment of severe emphysema has characteristics favorable for bronchoscopic treatment of air leaks. We present the results of a consecutive case series treating complex alveolopleural fistula with valves. Patients with air leaks that persisted after treatment gave consent and compassionate use approval was obtained. Bronchoscopy ...
Stebbins William G - - 2011
Extrinsic aging of the hands involves alterations in pigmentation, wrinkling, and texture as a result of chronic ultraviolet and environmental exposures. Inherent tissue properties of the skin of the dorsal hand have made it challenging to safely and effectively improve all three parameters of photoaging with a single device. Recent ...
Godoy Fabiana - - 2011
The aim of this community-based trial was to compare the effectiveness of the quad-helix appliance and removable plates for treating posterior crossbite. Ninety-nine patients were randomly divided into 3 groups: quad-helix, expansion plate, and untreated. All subjects were in the mixed dentition, had posterior crosssbite, no sucking habits, no previous ...
Takeuchi Kyousuke - - 2011
Chyloperitoneum is a rare and challenging complication following systematic pelvic and retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy in the management of gynecologic malignancies. Despite its infrequent occurrence, postoperative chyloperitoneum is associated with significant morbidity. Two patients developed chyloperitoneum following paraaortic lymphadenectomy for ovarian carcinoma and endometrial carcinoma, respectively. In both cases early infusion of ...
Alexandre A - - 2011
Research in spine surgery has proposed new soft and less invasive techniques. These are the results of our experience with oxygen-ozone therapy, which we could experiment within the Italian National Health System over 3 years. A total of 1,920 patients were admitted on the basis of unselected enrolment because of ...
Bush Sarah E - - 2011
Human head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis De Geer) occur worldwide and infest millions of children and adults every year. Head lice infestations, which are known as pediculosis capitis, are psychologically stressful, physically irritating, and are one of the leading causes of K-6 school absence. The prevalence of head lice in ...
Tamler Carla - - 2011
Vitiligo is a dermatosis of difficult treatment and significant psychosocial impact. The objective of this study was to evaluate the response to tacrolimus 0,1% ointment for vitiligo treatment. Ten patients took part in the present study: six patients with lesions on the cephalic and cervical regions had more than 75% ...
Ren He - - 2011
Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided percutaneous microwave ablation combined with percutaneous ethanol injection in the treatment of liver tumours adjacent to the hepatic hilum. Materials and methods: From December 2005 to April 2008, 18 consecutive patients with 18 pathologically proven or clinically diagnosed liver tumours ...
Rosén Birgitta - - 2011
We report a long-term series of nine workers suffering from vibration-induced neuropathy, after many years of exposure to hand-held vibrating tools at high or low frequency. They were treated with temporary selective cutaneous anaesthesia (EMLA® cream) of the forearm repeatedly for a period up to one year (in two cases ...
Bakhtiari Jalal - - 2011
Injection of biomaterial to suburetral region, using minimally invasive procedure, has become an interesting topic for urologists to treat vesicoureteral reflux. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of injecting newly introduced calcium hydroxyl apatite to suburetral region, for treating an experimentally induced vesicoureteral reflux in dogs. ...
Sandoval Mauricio - - 2011
venous leg ulcers are an important problem in public health due to their high prevalence and treatment cost. The gold standard therapy is the compression bandage. Addition of different substances to the compression therapy in order to accelerate ulcer healing has been attempted but none of them has yielded optimal ...
Londero Hugo - - 2011
The occurrence of type I endoleaks represent an ominous sign after endovascular aneurysms repair (EVAR). We report our experience using balloon-expandable stents (BES) for the treatment of proximal Type I endoleaks at five high-volume hospitals in Argentina. Of 1,395 patients who underwent EVAR, we retrospectively collected data of 29 (2%) ...
Bonetti Matteo - - 2011
We describe our experience of oxygen-ozone therapy to treat degenerative spine disease in the elderly. From April 2004 to March 2008 we selected 129 patients with CT and/or MR evidence of spondyloarthrosis and disc degeneration of the lumbar spine. All patients enrolled in the study had contraindications to the administration ...
Rothrock John F - - 2011
(Headache 2011;51:135-140) Background.- Although some patients may prefer using an oral triptan other than sumatriptan and injectable sumatriptan to treat an attack of persistent migraine, administration of 2 different triptans within a 24-hour period currently is contradicted. Objective.- We sought to determine patient satisfaction with an acute migraine treatment regimen ...
Uchiyama Shinichiro - - 2011
Despite improvements in treatment, stroke still carries a high death toll and disability in Asia. Extended-release dipyridamole (ER-DP) plus acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) has consistently been shown to be superior over conventional platelet inhibition by ASA. ER-DP plus ASA is well established in the secondary prevention of stroke in a lot ...
Alberto Pepa Osvaldo - - 2011
Experience based on evidence shows the use of one drug over time.Ozone has great therapeutic properties. Nowadays, hardly anyone questions its effectiveness.We treated 270 patients with discal hernia of one or multiple levels in a minimally invasive way and under fluoroscopic control in real time, between 1 and 7 ml ...
Monami Matteo - - 2011
Background: We assessed the tolerability and efficacy of autologous skin cell grafts in older type 2 diabetic patients with chronic foot ulcers. Methods: Treatment with Hyalograft 3D and Laserskin Autograft was proposed to a consecutive series of type 2 diabetic patients older than 65 years affected by long-standing (>6 months) ...
Wolf Armin - - 2011
To assess the duration of the effect of intracameral bevacizumab in patients presenting with rubeosis iridis and neovascular glaucoma (NVG). Retrospective analysis of 24 consecutive eyes of 24 patients with decompensated NVG (> 21 mm Hg) treated with a single intracameral injection of bevacizumab over a minimum follow-up of 6 ...
Fiorino G - - 2011
Three anti TNF-α agents have currently been approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe or complicated Crohn's disease (CD): infliximab, certolizumab and adalimumab. Infliximab is effective in CD, but for reasons linked to its chimeric structure, response to treatment may be lost overtime and as a result, it can sometimes be ...
Kaya Demet - - 2011
The aim of this case report was to present the orthodontic treatment of an adult with spaced dentition, Class III malocclusion, and open-bite tendency. A 28.4-year-old adult woman was concerned about the unesthetic appearance of her spaced dentition localized at both upper and lower arches while smiling. She had a ...
Inoue Kenji - - 2011
To prospectively evaluate the safety, hypotensive effect, and preservation of visual fields of dorzolamide when added to latanoprost. This study included 46 patients (46 eyes) with primary open-angle glaucoma who had been treated with latanoprost. Dorzolamide (1%) was added to latanoprost, and the intraocular pressure (IOP) was monitored before and ...
Ghoshal Uday C - - 2011
Pneumatic dilation (PD) is an effective treatment for achalasia cardia. Outcome of PD, however, varies among different studies. Recently, some groups started considering laparoscopic myotomy to be competitive to PD in treatment of achalasia considering dreaded complication like perforation following the latter therapeutic approach. Therefore, there is need to predict ...
Matziolis Doerte - - 2011
Changes in hormone metabolism during menopause are involved in the development of osteoporosis and arterial hypertension. A mutual influence of these two clinical pictures is evident on the basis of pathophysiological factors.In this study, we investigated whether a drug therapy of hypertension influences the efficacy of a bisphosphonate (alendronate) in ...
Choi Jeong Moon - - 2011
Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) may develop with long-term antibiotic administration, but is rarely reported to be caused by antitubercular agents. We present a case of PMC that occurred 120 days after starting rifampicin. A 74-year-old man was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis and started on a standard HERZ regimen (isoniazid, ethambutol, rifampicin, ...
Lafuma Antoine - - 2011
To compare treatment persistence and costs with 3 glaucoma treatment sequences (first-line/second-line): latanoprost/latanoprost-timolol (LLT), bimatoprost/bimatoprost-timolol (BBT), and travoprost/travoprost-timolol (TTT), derived from the UK General Practitioner Research Database (UK-GPRD). Patient records referring to ocular hypertension, topical glaucoma treatment, surgery, or laser therapy were extracted. Patients prescribed LLT, BBT, or TTT sequences ...
Satake Naoko - - 2011
The purpose of the present one-year follow-up study was to describe and investigate the change in the amount of antipsychotic drugs prescribed for ACT (assertive community treatment) clients in Japan. Subjects were 52 clients of ACT from January 2009 to December 2009. Prescription data were collected each month from the ...
Canavese Federico - - 2011
The strategy for the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis depends essentially upon the magnitude and pattern of the deformity, and its potential for progression. Treatment options include observation, bracing and/or surgery. During the past decade, several studies have demonstrated that the natural history of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can be positively affected ...
Moolphate Saiyud - - 2011
Northern Thailand is a tuberculosis (TB) endemic area with a high TB death rate. We aimed to establish the time of highest death risk during TB treatment, and to identify the risk factors taking place during that period of high risk. We explored the TB surveillance data of the Chiang ...
Sanz-Marco Empar - - 2011
Several therapeutic approaches have been developed to treat choroidal hemangioma. However, all these therapies are associated with a potential risk of damaging the overlying retina. We report a case of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH) in a 59-year-old man refractory to laser treatment. Visual acuity was 20/200 and a serous macular ...
Suzuki Kenji - - 2011
The use of a stent in the treatment of lesions of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) remains controversial. Although some reports have suggested that use of a nitinol stent in conjunction with aggressive medical management is effective for long SFA lesions, few long-term, large-scale studies have been done. A retrospective ...
Garnock-Jones Karly P - - 2011
The need for safe, effective, and easily administered and monitored antithrombotic treatments that do not have the issues common to warfarin treatment has led to the development of new anticoagulant drugs. Dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa®, Pradax™) is a prodrug of the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran, a direct, reversible, potent inhibitor of ...
Lambers Heerspink Frederik O - - 2011
Subacromial impingement syndrome is a frequently observed disorder in orthopedic practice. Lasting symptoms and impairment may occur when a subsequent atraumatic rotator cuff rupture is also present. However, degenerative ruptures of the rotator cuff can also be observed in asymptomatic elderly individuals. Treatment of these symptomatic degenerative ruptures may be ...
Veziris Nicolas - - 2011
The sterilizing activity of the regimen used to treat multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) has not been studied in a mouse model. Swiss mice were intravenously inoculated with 6 log10 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) strain H37Rv, treated with second-line drug combinations with or without the diarylquinoline TMC207, and then followed ...
Del-Cura González Isabel - - 2011
Vaginitis is a common complaint in primary care. In uncomplicated candidal vaginitis, there are no differences in effectiveness between oral or vaginal treatment. Some studies describe that the preferred treatment is the oral one, but a Cochrane's review points out inconsistencies associated with the report of the preferred way that ...
Pinheiro Pedro Carlos M S - - 2011
Treatment of the Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis remains a cause of concern due to the fact that the true knowledge of the etiopathogeny is unknown, as well as one of its major complications: chondrolysis. The conservative treatment remains controversial; it has been overlooked in the studies and subjected to intense ...
Martín Marta López - - 2011
Lymphoedema is a common and troublesome condition that develops following breast cancer treatment. The aim of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage in the treatment of postmastectomy lymphoedema in order to reduce the volume of lymphoedema and evaluate the improvement of the concomitant symptomatology. A ...
Barnikol Wolfgang K R - - 2011
A new healing procedure has been developed on the basis of the successful treatment of therapy-resistant hypoxic (and practically anoxic) leg ulcerations located within a heavy dermatoliposclerosis. The procedure involves an initial intra-ulceral application of haemoglobin followed by the intermittent administration of normobaric oxygen via inhalation. Haemoglobin is capable of ...
Callegari Leonardo - - 2011
Stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger) is one of the most common causes of pain and disability in the hand, which may often require treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroid injection, or open surgery. However, there is still large room for improvement in the treatment of this condition by corticosteroid injection. The mechanical, ...
Altrichter Jens - - 2011
Neutrophil granulocytes are the first defense line in bacterial infections. However, granulocytes are also responsible for severe local tissue impairment. In order to use donor granulocytes, but at the same time to avoid local side effects, we developed an extracorporeal immune support system. This first-in-man study investigated whether an extracorporeal ...
Overdevest Gijsbert M - - 2011
Degenerative changes of lumbar spine anatomy resulting in the encroachment of neural structures are often regarded progressive, ultimately necessitating decompressive surgery. However the natural course is not necessarily progressive and the efficacy of a variety of nonsurgical interventions has also been described. At present there is insufficient data to compare ...
Sincos Igor Rafael - - 2011
The objective of this retrospective study is to analyze and compare the results of conventional surgical repair and endovascular treatment of blunt aortic injury over the past 8 years. Twenty-eight patients (25 male; mean age, 35 years) were treated for blunt aortic injury between April 2001 and March 2009 in ...
Zhang Qin-Qin - - 2011
The effect of antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) on reducing the risk of long-term complications (LTCs) remains unclear so far. To study whether long-term nucleos(t)ide analogues therapy can reduce the risk of long-term complications. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, OVID, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Relative risks ...
Rahbani-Nobar Mohammad Bagher - - 2011
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) treatment on remission of idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy. Twenty-five patients with idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy (ICSCR) who were infected with H. pylori were treated with an anti-H. pylori treatment; another twenty-five patients with the same ...
Whitney Ryan - - 2011
Hepatic arterial therapy (HAT) has been proven to be effective at palliation of hormonal symptoms of metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), as well as a means of cytoreduction. Recently, the newer modalities of yttrium-90 and drug-eluting beads with doxorubicin (DEBDOX) have been reported to be effective in the treatment of metastatic ...
Porta Camillo - - 2011
Multikinase inhibitors (MKIs) sunitinib and sorafenib have become a standard of care for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). This study assessed safety and treatment patterns for these agents in a real-world clinical practice setting in Italy. A retrospective medical record review was performed at a tertiary oncology center in Italy. ...
Noveanu Markus - - 2011
Monitoring treatment efficacy and assessing outcome by serial measurements of natriuretic peptides in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) patients may help to improve outcome. This was a prospective multi-center study of 171 consecutive patients (mean age 80 73-85 years) presenting to the emergency department with ADHF. Measurement of BNP and ...
de Mauroy Jean Claude - - 2011
: The Lyon Brace, or adjustable multi-shell brace, has been used for more than 60 years.The use and function of the Lyon Brace includes:- The utilization of one or two corrective plaster casts, which enables a true lengthening of the concave ligaments.- An oriented CAD-CAM moulding in 3D auto correction ...
Maltête David D Department of Neurology, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France. - - 2011
Entacapone is a highly potent, reversible, peripherally acting catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) inhibitor that is used as an adjunct to L-dopa in the treatment of patients with Parkinson disease (PD). Nevertheless, the consequence of the long-lasting inhibition of COMT by entacapone has never been investigated. We assessed the variation of the ...
Piromchai Patorn P Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand - - 2011
Rhinoplasty is the most common operation performed by our facial plastic surgery unit. Recognition of patients with psychological problems which may result in an unfavourable post-operative outcome is essential. The objective of this study was to evaluate the psychological status of patients seeking rhinoplasty, compared with the general population. We ...
Favrat Bernard B Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Bugnon 44, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland. - - 2011
Evidence regarding the effectiveness of oral vitamin B12 in patients with serum vitamin B12 levels between 125-200 pM/l is lacking. We compared the effectiveness of one-month oral vitamin B12 supplementation in patients with a subtle vitamin B12 deficiency to that of a placebo. This multicentre (13 general practices, two nursing ...
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