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Rezazadeh Soorena - - 2011
Intra-articular hemorrhage is the clinical hallmark of hemophilia. Synoviorthesis, the intra-articular injection of chemical or radioactive substances in order to produce fibrosis of the hypertrophied synovium, has proved effective in the treatment of chronic hemophilic synovitis. Between December 2006 and July 2007, we treated 21 patients with hemophilic arthropathy by ...
Gupta B - - 2011
Background: Retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) is a recognised associated finding in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). We report our experience in treating patients using photodynamic therapy (PDT) in a variant of chronic CSC that presents with only an isolated PED. We present long-term follow-up data and novel observations on the ...
Li L Y - - 2011
PURPOSE: The aim of this meta-analysis and systematic review was to determine whether bleeding prophylaxis benefits patients after colonoscopic polypectomy. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed to find prospective randomized controlled trials of postpolypectomy hemorrhage prophylaxis. Studies were selected according to specific criteria and analyzed to generate ...
Liu Hongyan - - 2011
Abstract Objective: To examine periodontal changes and the relative quantity of subgingival Porphyromonas gingivalis during orthodontic treatment. Materials and Methods: The study subjects were recruited consecutively among malocclusion patients seeking orthodontic treatment. Group A comprised 28 subjects (17.6 ? 5.68?years of age) at the beginning of orthodontic treatment, and group ...
Anselmetti Giovanni Carlo - - 2011
PURPOSE: Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) is a minimally invasive procedure involving the injection of bone cement within a collapsed vertebral body. Although this procedure was demonstrated to be effective in osteoporosis and metastases, few studies have been reported in cases of multiple myeloma (MM). We prospectively evaluated the safety and efficacy ...
Stecco Antonio - - 2011
Recent studies reveal the role of the ankle retinacula in proprioception and functional stability of the ankle, but there is no clear evidence of their role in the outcomes of ankle sprain. 25 patients with outcomes of ankle sprain were evaluated by MRI to analyze possible damage to the ankle ...
Stangou Maria - - 2011
AIM: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is a very common glomerulonephritis among young adults, but the best therapeutic approach has not been fully elucidated. This study evaluated the effect of two different treatment regimes in IgAN, steroids alone or in combination with azathioprine. METHODS: Among 122 patients with primary IgA nephropathy diagnosed ...
Wan Wing Suet - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: Endovascular treatment is effective in treating carotid blowout syndrome (CBS). We reviewed our experience in addressing CBS over eight years and presented an account of the treatment paradigm and management algorithm. METHOD: All cases of CBS from 2003 to 2010 with endovascular treatment performed in our center were reviewed. ...
Ganz Patricia A - - 2011
Premenopausal women with breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy are at risk for amenorrhea. The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-30 trial included menstrual history (MH) and quality-of-life (QOL) studies to compare treatments on these outcomes. Patients were randomly assigned to sequential doxorubicin (A) and cyclophosphamide (C) followed by ...
Franchi Lorenzo - - 2011
Abstract Objective: To assess the dental, skeletal, and soft tissue effects of comprehensive fixed appliance treatment combined with the Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device (FRD) in Class II patients. Materials and Methods: Thirty-two Class II patients (mean age 12.7 ? 1.2?years) were treated consecutively with the FRD protocol and compared with ...
Heino Terhi J - - 2011
Background/Aims: Pamidronate is widely used to treat pediatric patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). We aimed at delineating the effects of monthly pamidronate therapy on the growth of different body segments in prepubertal OI patients. Methods: The study included 14 prepubertal patients (12 boys, 2 girls) with mild forms of OI ...
Ghislanzoni Luis Tomas Huanca - - 2011
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the treatment and posttreatment dentoskeletal effects induced by the Mandibular Advancement Repositioning Appliance (MARA) in the treatment of Class II malocclusion. Materials and Methods: The treated sample consisted of 23 consecutively treated patients at prepubertal or pubertal stages, as assessed by the cervical vertebral maturation method. ...
Miller Larry E - - 2011
ABSTRACT: Study Design. Systematic review.Objective. The primary aim of this review was to evaluate clinical and radiographic outcomes in studies of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using allograft versus ACDF with autograft, ACDF with cage devices, and cervical disc arthroplasty for the treatment of symptomatic cervical disc disease.Summary of ...
Kaya Demet - - 2011
Abstract Objective: To describe the dentoskeletal and soft tissue effects of facemask treatment anchored with miniplates after alternate rapid maxillary expansions and constrictions (Alt-RAMEC) in maxillary retrusion patients. Materials and Methods: The sample consisted of 15 patients with a mean skeletal age of 11.6 ? 1.59?years undergoing 8?weeks of Alt-RAMEC ...
Iba Kousuke - - 2011
BACKGROUND: It has recently been suggested that long-term continuous treatment with bisphosphonates can eventually result in skeletal harm. We reported that the level of urinary cross-linked N-telopeptide of type I collagen (NTX) was over-reduced in 11 of 87 (12.7%) patients receiving long-term therapy with bisphosphonates. In this case, it is ...
Tzamalis Argyrios - - 2011
Purpose. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of diode laser cyclophotocoagulation (DCPC) and cyclocryotherapy (CCT) in the treatment of refractory glaucoma and compare the postoperative complications and discomfort rates. Methods. In a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study, 40 eyes of 40 patients with refractory glaucoma ...
Sivaprasad S - - 2011
Aim: To assess the safety and efficacy of the combined treatment of reduced-fluence verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT), intravitreal ranibizumab, intravitreal dexamethasone and oral minocycline for choroidal neovascularisa- tion (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Nineteen patients with subfoveal CNV secondary to AMD were recruited into the trial. All ...
Langley Richard G B - - 2011
Objective: To establish the efficacy and safety of once daily treatment of Daivobet®/Dovobet® gel in patients with psoriasis vulgaris, relative to tacalcitol ointment and the gel vehicle alone. Methods: 458 patients with at least moderately severe disease were randomized in 3 treatment arms for an 8-week period. Treatment was investigator ...
Hoque Shafiqul - - 2011
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcome and complications of sclerotherapy with injection ethanolamine oleate for the treatment of venous malformations (VMs). METHODS: Eighty-three patients' (39 males and 44 females) age ranging from 3 months to 21 years with 85 lesions were followed clinically for about 1 year following treatment with injection of ethanolamine oleate. ...
Krespi Yosef P - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: Near-infrared laser illumination (NILI), with or without photo-activated (PA) agents, has bactericidal and wound healing promoting effects. NILI may have a potential role managing chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). METHODS: A prospective randomized study with 23 symptomatic post-surgical CRS patients with positive cultures was conducted. Two groups (GR1 and GR2) were ...
Bone Henry G HG Michigan Bone and Mineral Clinic, Detroit, Michigan 48236, USA. - - 2011
Denosumab treatment for 24 months increased bone mineral density (BMD) and reduced bone turnover markers (BTM) in postmenopausal women. The aim was to determine the effects of prior denosumab or placebo injections on BMD, BTM, and safety over 24 months after treatment discontinuation. We conducted an off-treatment extension of a ...
Tumelero Rogério Tadeu - - 2011
Penet rat ing aor t ic atherosclerot ic ulcer i s an underdiagnosed condition that presents high rates of morbidity and mortality. We report two cases of patients with severe chest pain, with no ischemic features, who underwent chest angiotomography and showed an ulceration of the aortic wall, with contrast ...
Abubaker Khalid - - 2011
Objectives: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is an uncommon but important cause of headache that can lead to visual loss. This study was undertaken to review our experience in the treatment of IIH by neuronavigation-assisted ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts with programmable valves as compared to lumboperitoneal (LP) shunts. Methods: A retrospective chart review was ...
Gold Michael H - - 2011
Abstract Objectives: This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a low-level, dual-wavelength laser energy and massage device for improving the appearance of cellulite and reducing thigh circumference. Methods: Subjects (n = 83) with mild to moderate cellulite enrolled in this IRB-approved, open-label, multicenter study. Their right or left thighs ...
Devereux Louis - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether lateral cephalometric radiographs influence orthodontic treatment planning. It aimed to compare the odds of a change in treatment plan in three groups of orthodontists who treatment planned six cases on two occasions, T1 and T2, with the provision of a lateral ...
Greenlee Geoffrey M - - 2011
Anterior open-bite (AOB) treatment is considered challenging because of difficulties in determining and addressing etiologic factors and the potential for relapse in the vertical dimension after treatment. In this review, we compiled evidence on the long-term stability of the major therapeutic interventions for correcting AOB. Our objective was to review ...
Ho S G Y - - 2011
Q-switched (QS) lasers are effective in the treatment of freckles and lentigines in Type I and II skin, with minimal adverse effects. Long pulsed (LP) lasers have been proposed to be more suitable for treatment of darker skin types. To investigate the efficacy and adverse effects of using QS or ...
Konnikov Nellie - - 2011
We showed previously that pulsed dye laser (PDL) is a potentially effective therapy for BCCs <15 mm on trunk and extremities. To follow-up, we conducted a study based on optimized parameters and expanded the duration of the study to at least 1 year after treatment. Fourteen patients with 20 biopsy-proven BCCs ...
Qureshi Saleem - - 2011
To determine the role of pre-treatment predictors of response in assessing outcomes to standard treatment in HCV genotype 3. Observational study. Department of Medicine, KRL General Hospital, Islamabad, from December 2004 to December 2006. All patients with positive anti-HCV and PCR genotype 3a were recruited and written and informed consent ...
Latib Azeem A Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, - - 2011
This study sought to evaluate the long-term angiographic and clinical outcomes after the treatment of drug-eluting stent in-stent restenosis (DES-ISR) based on the angiographic pattern of restenosis. Long-term outcomes after percutaneous treatment of DES-ISR are unclear. This study performed a retrospective analysis of 481 consecutive de novo DES-ISR lesions (n ...
Bobba Ravi K - - 2011
Acquired factor V inhibitor is a rare but potentially life-threatening hemorrhagic disorder caused by the development of autoantibodies directed against coagulation factor V. The management of acute bleeding and inhibitor eradication is the mainstay of the treatment. The authors report a case of a 79-year-old man who underwent right hip ...
Youn Sung Hwan - - 2011
Viral warts are a common infectious disease and liquid nitrogen cryotherapy is one of the most common methods for treatment of these warts. Hand-foot viral warts frequently recur and reduce quality of life as well. To find the ideal treatment interval between cryotherapy sessions that can influence not only the ...
Müller Kai Ivar - - 2011
(Headache 2011;51:300-305) Remission of hemicrania continua (HC) and transformation from HC to chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (CPH) are unusual. We report a patient with left-sided HC who, after a period of remission, presented as CPH. The continuous HC headache disappeared completely after initiating treatment with cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor, but reappeared on ...
Al Dhaybi Rola - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To study the efficacy of propranolol in the treatment of periocular infantile hemangiomas (IHs). DESIGN:: Retrospective interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS:: Eighteen children presenting periocular IH with occlusion of the pupil, anisometropic astigmatism, proliferating eyelid IH, or cosmetically disfiguring periocular IH. METHODS:: All patients received treatment with propranolol started at ...
Danquart Jacob - - 2011
The objective of this study was to evaluate our experience with sialoendoscopies for diagnosis and treatment of obstructive disease in the large salivary glands in Eastern Denmark and to broaden awareness of the procedure. A retrospective study was designed including the first 100 consecutive sialoendoscopies in 91 patients performed at ...
Bondokji S - - 2011
Objective: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of a new variant of a foam-based negative wound pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system. Method: A newly available polyurethane foam-based NPWT system (RENASYS-F, Smith & Nephew) was used to treat 18 patients in a prospective, multi-centre study. The patients had a variety of wound ...
Blair Jason - - 2011
To determine the benefit of early addition of corticosteroids to antibiotics in the treatment of corneal ulcers. Randomized clinical trial. Thirty eyes of 30 patients, over the age of 12 years, with bacterial corneal ulcer confirmed by culture. Patients were randomized before enrollment; 15 were treated with gatifloxacin (Zymar) and ...
Cho Suhyun - - 2011
Numerous modalities have been used to treat vitiligo in children. Up to now, phototherapy and topical corticosteroids are the most commonly used treatments for adult vitiligo but studies evaluating the efficacy of these treatments in the pediatric population remain insufficient. This study was a retrospective review to evaluate the efficacy ...
Gassab Elyes - - 2011
Background: Necrotizing otitis externa is a potentially lethal form of otitis externa which occurs mainly in elderly diabetic. Aim: To study the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of necrotizing otitis externa and to describe the outcomes of this disease. Methods:We report in this retrospective study, a series of 36 patients ...
Galioto Nicholas J - - 2011
A previous venous thromboembolism is the most important risk factor for predicting recurrence of the condition. Several studies have shown that routine testing for inherited thrombophilias is not helpful in predicting the risk of recurrence or altering treatment decisions, and therefore is not cost-effective. Updated practice guidelines from the American ...
Lotze Martin M Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany. - - 2011
Persistent vegetative state is regarded as "permanent", if it persists for more than 1 year for traumatic aetiology, or for more than 3 months for other aetiologies. This is also the case for patients in a minimally conscious state. In order to investigate possible improvements after this period we treated ...
Kulo Aida - - 2011
To evaluate differences in the treatment quality between often used oral anticoagulants, warfarin and acenocoumarol in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). This was an observational, comparative, one-year clinical study, conducted in the Blood Transfusion Institute of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. All patients who were using warfarin/ acenocoumarol and monitored ...
Katz Elizabeth C - - 2011
Despite findings that opioid detoxification serves little more than a palliative function, few patients who enter detoxification subsequently transition to long-term treatment. The current study evaluated intensive role induction (IRI), a strategy adapted from a single-session intervention previously shown to facilitate engagement of substance-dependent patients in drug-free treatment. IRI was ...
Rabhi Samira - - 2011
Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is a familial hemolytic disorder with marked heterogeneity. A refractory chronic leg ulcer is an uncommon complication of HS, reported in fewer than two percent of patients. We present the case of a 28-year-old man who was suffering from a leg ulcer and was unresponsive to treatment ...
Häusler M - - 2011
Epilepsy with myoclonic absences (EMA) is a rare epileptic syndrome with frequently poor response to antiepileptic treatment. Rufinamide (RUF) is a relatively new EMEA- and FDA-approved anticonvulsant licensed as an orphan drug for the adjunctive treatment of patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. A retrospective data analysis in 3 patients was performed. ...
Quist Sven R - - 2011
actinic keratosis is a premalignant disease with a high incidence and is a strong predictor for the development of squamous cell carcinoma. Various treatment options have been established over recent years, including topical treatment with imiquimod, 5-fluorouracil, diclofenac or photodynamic therapy, cryotherapy and surgical procedures. this review covers basic and ...
Imahiyerobo-Ip Joyce I - - 2011
Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that affects approximately 40-50 million Americans annually. The peak incidence of acne occurs during adolescence and young adulthood, with approximately 80% of persons aged 11-30 years having at least minor acne. Because the onset of acne is typically in early adolescence, pediatricians are ...
Chrusciak-Talhari Anette - - 2011
Miltefosine has been used in the treatment of several new world cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) species with variable efficacy. Our study is the first evidence on its clinical efficacy in Leishmania (Viannia) guyanensis. In this phase II/III randomized clinical trial, 90 CL patients were randomly allocated (2:1) to oral miltefosine (2.5 ...
Badawi Ashraf - - 2011
The use of lasers to treat atrophic scarring conditions in darker skin types presents a significant challenge to laser practitioners. Current treatment modalities, including deep dermal peels; ablative; non-ablative; and fractional laser resurfacing and surgical techniques, are limited in skin types IV through VI due to increased risks of hyper- ...
Rahman Nisha - - 2011
The aim the study was to review our experience and determine the effectiveness of peritoneovenous shunts in the management of persistent ascites. A retrospective review of all patients who had a peritoneovenous shunt inserted for persistent ascites in our institution over 32 years (1977-2010) was performed. Thirty-one peritoneovenous shunts were ...
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