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Kim Dai Hee DH Department of Urology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Terpene combination (Rowatinex) is known to help with the expulsion of urinary stones. The aim of this study was to determine how Rowatinex affects the expulsion of remnant stones after shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). Clinical data were collected retrospectively from 499 patients with a diagnosis of ureteral stones who underwent ...
Tanaka Makoto M Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kanazawa Medical - - 2014
To expand postoperative residual lungs after pulmonary lobectomy, thoracic drainage with two chest tubes has been recommended. Several studies recently demonstrated that postoperative drainage with one chest tube (PD1) was as safe as that with two chest tubes (PD2). However, most of the patients in those studies underwent lobectomy by ...
Naganuma Makoto M Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, Keio - - 2014
We investigated the safety, clinical efficacy, and significance of tacrolimus trough levels in 20 outpatients with active ulcerative colitis. Adverse effects were observed in 16 (80%) patients, and most events were reversible and showed improvement or complete recovery. Three patients required hospitalization because of disease aggravation. The rate of efficacious ...
Illgner Ulrich U Clinic for Technical Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, - - 2014
Background: For several years, confectioned or customized interdigital silicone orthoses have been used to treat toe malformations; however, long-term clinical and biomechanical studies are missing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical effects of these orthoses and their clinical acceptance. Methods: In 2008, 46 patients (30 women ...
Echeverría Patricia P Department of HIV, Lluita contra la Sida Foundation, Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
Etravirine (ETR) was approved for patients with virological failure and antiretroviral resistance mutations. It has also shown antiviral efficacy in antiretroviral-naïve patients. However, data on the switching from protease inhibitors (PI) to ETR are lacking. HIV-1-infected patients with suppressed viral load (VL) during a PI-containing regimen (>12 months) and no ...
Saleh Safaa - - 2014
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of acute hospital admissions. The main object of our study was to evaluate the effects of telemedicine video-consultation (TVC) on the frequency of hospital re-admissions due to COPD exacerbations. Our secondary aim was to assess the impact of TVC on the ...
Gokyigit Birsen B Department of Strabismus, Istanbul Beyoglu Educational and Research Eye Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
To introduce a novel technique of inferior rectus recession operation to allow larger amounts of recession without causing lower lid retraction and to compare this method with the results obtained in standard inferior rectus recession. This study included 20 patients operated on in the authors' clinic. The median age of ...
Baek Jae Eun JE Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease Center, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
The profile of infective endocarditis (IE) has changed and is now showing an increasing prevalence of IE among congenital heart disease (CHD) patients. We studied the change of clinical profiles of IE over the past 25 years in patients with CHD at a single institution. We reviewed medical records retrospectively ...
Chowdhury Puskar Shyam PS Department of Urology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, - - 2014
The correction of fossa navicularis strictures poses a distinct reconstructive challenge as it requires attention to cosmesis, in addition to urethral patency. Different graft and flap based repairs have been described with variable success rates. However, the ideal management remains unclear. The feasibility and efficacy of a single stage ventral ...
Yang Ming M Department of Radiology, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing 210009, - - 2014
Structural integrity of the corticospinal tract (CST) after stroke is closely linked to the degree of motor impairment. However, current methods for measurement of fractional atrophy (FA) of CST based on region of interest (ROI) are time-consuming and open to bias. Here, we used tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) together with ...
Acín Francisco F Department of Vascular Surgery, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Carretera de. Toledo Km 12.5, Getafe, 28905 Madrid, - - 2014
Our aim was to describe our experience with infrapopliteal endovascular procedures performed in diabetic patients with ischemic ulcers and critical ischemia (CLI). A retrospective study of 101 procedures was performed. Our cohort was divided into groups according to the number of tibial vessels attempted and the number of patent tibial ...
Yavuz M Selçuk MS Duatepe Polatlı State Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Introduction. Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after laparoscopic cholecystectomy operations still continue to be a serious problem. Intravenous fluid administration has been shown to reduce PONV. Some patients have higher risk for PONV described by APFEL score. In this study, our aim was to determine the effects of preoperative intravenous ...
Schmitt Hubert J HJ Department of Anesthesia, Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Krankenhausstraße 12, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany. - - 2014
The use of peripheral nerve blocks in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is scarcely reported; however, when performed it has proven to be effective for postoperative pain control. A distal catheter-based sciatic nerve block for postoperative pain control was offered to 27 consecutive CMT patients scheduled for elective foot surgery. ...
Pang Audrey A Singapore National Eye Centre, National University of Singapore, Singapore ; Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, National University of Singapore, - - 2014
This study describes the in vivo confocal microscopy findings in two patients who had deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) following Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). The study reviewed the cases of two patients who first underwent DSAEK followed by DALK when their vision failed to improve due to residual ...
Al-Saigh Taha Hasan TH Nineveh Medical College, Mosul University, Mosul, - - 2014
We report our experience with six cases of insulinoma that were managed at our hospital between 2009 and 2013. Four patients were women and two men, with mean age of 43 years and mean duration of symptoms before diagnosis of 5.7 years. Biochemical confirmation was made in all cases and ...
Rath Pratap Chandra PC Director, Cath Lab, Senior Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
The capability of OCT to examine the structure of the arterial wall before or after PCI is superior to those of other imaging modalities. Therefore the application of OCT during PCI seems logical and has the potential to enhance our performance during the PCI procedures. OCT was performed in fifty-two ...
Bayrak Omer O University of Gaziantep, School of Medicine, Department of Urology, 27310 Gaziantep,Turkey. - - 2014
To compare the complications and the cost analysis of open radical nephrectomy (ORN) versus laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) in patients with renal tumors larger than 7 centimeters (cm). Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed in 173 patients (ORN group, n = 140; LRN group, n = 33) who ...
Chi Qinglong Q Department of Urology, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, - - 2014
To assess the efficacy and safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) under the guidance of ultrasonography and fluoroscopy. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 562 renal calculi patients (313 men and 249 women; mean age 46 years, ranged from 13 to 70 years) who underwent 582 PCNL from March 2004 to ...
Citgez Sinharib S Department of Urology, University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey. - - 2014
To determine the results and satisfaction of the patients underwent transvaginal repair of cystocele in our clinic. Materials and Methods: From January 2006 to October 2010, 15 patients with a mean age of 64 years (ranged 47-85 years) underwent transvaginal cystocele repair using acellular collagen biomesh. The patients were presented ...
Sozen Hamdullah H Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zeynep Kamil Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
To analyze the perinatal outcome of pregnancies following cold knife conization and investigate its relationship, if any, with the amount of tissue removed, and to assess risk factors of perinatal complications. A retrospective cohort study was designed to compare perinatal outcomes between a group of patients who had prior conization ...
Sousa Giovane Rodrigo GR Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências da Saúde: Infectologia e Medicina Tropical, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, - - 2014
The expression of immune response appears to be associated with morbidity in Chagas disease. However, the studies in this field have usually employed small samples of patients and statistical analyses that do not consider the wide dispersion of cytokine production observed in these patients. The aim of this study was ...
Makar R R RR Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB, - - 2014
Introduction. Systemic effects of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) may be altered by the mode of surgery. This study aimed to determine systemic effects of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) compared to open repair (OR). Patients and Methods. Consecutive patients with rAAA were repaired by OR or EVAR according to computerised ...
Bagheri Kaivan K Anesthesiology and Critical Care Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
Heparin is one of the most important medication that is used in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operations, but some patients demonstrate heparin resistance (HR) during CABG. Heparin resistance was defined as at least one activated clothing time <400 seconds after heparinization and/or the need for purified antithrombin III (AT-III) ...
Tomaszewski Dariusz D Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Military Medical Institute in Warsaw, Poland. - - 2014
Morphine injected into the subarachnoid space enhances the analgesic effects of spinal anaesthesia, improving the patient's comfort in the postoperative period. However, it is likely to be associated with adverse side effects that reduce patient satisfaction, e.g., urine retention. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence ...
Atalar Ata Can AC Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the radiological and clinical short term results of the patients who underwent reverse shoulder arthroplasty for rotator cuff arthropathy. Methods: The study included 14 (2 male, 12 female) patients who underwent reverse shoulder arthroplasty for rotator cuff arthropathy between 2009 and ...
Calenda Emile E Department of Anesthesia, Rouen University Hospital, 1 rue de Germont, Rouen cedex 76031, - - 2014
To check the safety of continuation of oral anticoagulants in ophthalmic procedures requiring a peribulbar anesthesia. A prospective case control study included 750 patients with oral anticoagulants in group A and 750 patients who had never been treated with oral anticoagulant in group B. Hemorrhages were graded as follows: 1) ...
Uyeturk Ugur U Department of Urology, Abant Izzet Baysal Medical Faculty, 14280 Bolu, - - 2014
Purpose. The duration of urine leakage following the removal of the nephrostomy tube after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) shows significant variations depending on the techniques used. We aimed to assess the factors likely to influence the duration of urine leakage. Material and Methods. In total, 103 patients who underwent PCNL were ...
Gębka Anna A Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Smoluchowskiego 17, 80-214 Gdańsk, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to estimate the effects of oral supplementation of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) on contrast sensitivity (CS) in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The study included 12 patients with T1DM aged 43±12 years, 48 patients with T2DM aged ...
Hsieh Chen-Hsi CH Department of Radiation Oncology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan ; Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan ; Institute of Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, - - 2014
The outcome of postoperative high- and intermediate-risk oral cavity cancer (OCC) patients receiving helical tomotherapy (HT) remains limited. Between November 2006 and November 2012, 53 postoperative high- and intermediate-risk OCC patients treated with HT were enrolled. The 4-year locoregional, local, and regional control rates were 66%, 76.4%, and 94.3%, respectively. ...
Gao W W Department of Anesthesiology, The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, - - 2014
Extubation response can lead to cardiovascular and respiratory complications. Here, we aimed to evaluate the effect of ropivacaine injected via the trans-cricothyroid membrane on the extubation response. This prospective, double-blind, randomized study included 70 patients classified as American Society of Anesthesiologists status I-II, who required general anesthesia with nasotracheal intubation ...
Gorji Mohammad Ali Heidari MA Nursing and Midwifery Department, Medical Science University of Mazandaran, Sari, - - 2014
Sensory deprivation is one of the common complications of coma patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a familiar voice to consciousness level in coma patients. A total of 13 patients with traumatic coma (8 ≥ Glasgow's coma scale ...
Chammas Mario F MF Jr Division of Urology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil. - - 2014
We aimed to assess the feasibility and outcomes of complex ureteropelvic junction obstruction cases submitted to robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty. The records of 131 consecutive patients who underwent robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty were reviewed. Of this initial population of cases, 17 were considered complex, consisting of either atypical anatomy (horseshoe kidneys in ...
Raheem Omer A OA Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California, - - 2014
This study aims to evaluate clinical predictors of nocturia in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In retrospective manner, a total of 200 patients with OSA were randomly included. Group I contained 100 patients with OSA and no nocturia, and Group II included 100 patients with OSA and nocturia. Bivariate ...
Evans Elizabeth C - - 2014
This six-month prospective, multi-site study incorporated no dressing coverage over hemodialysis central venous catheter exit sites and compared the outcomes of two groups of patients receiving incenter hemodialysis: a shower group and a non-shower group. Outcomes included exit site infection rates, tunnel infection rates, and catheter-related bloodstream infection rates. The ...
Smiley Megann K MK Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, - - 2014
Abstract Twenty-four patients were randomly divided into 2 groups. Intraoperatively, one group received a continuous intravenous infusion of dexmedetomidine alone, whereas the other received a continuous dexmedetomidine infusion plus a small dose of midazolam. Early measurements of patient anxiety and psychomotor performance were lower in patients who had received midazolam. ...
Huang Chang-Ming CM Department of Gastric Surgery, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, - - 2014
Laparoscopic spleen-preserving Splenic hilar lymphadenectomy (LSPL) is required in laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy for advanced proximal gastric cancer. However, it is considerably difficult and risk in clinical practice. Thus, we explore the application of LSPL performed by following the perigastric fascias and the intrafascial space in D2 radical gastrectomy for advanced ...
Ejnisman Leandro L Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina, São Paulo, SP, Brasil, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
To compare the use of uncemented implants in total hip arthroplasty in patients with rheumathologic diseases and mechanical osteoarthrosis. We retrospectively evaluated 196 patients who were operated by the Hip and Arthroplasty Surgery Group of the IOT-HCFMUSP between 2005 and 2009. Patients were divided into two groups: mechanical causes (165 ...
Chotai Silky S Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, - - 2014
The consensus on most reliable supplemental test to predict the shunt responsiveness in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is lacking. The aim of this study is to discuss the utility of external lumbar drain (ELD) in evaluation of shunt responsiveness for iNPH patients. A retrospective review of 66 ...
Salehzadeh Farhad F Pediatric Department, Bouali Hospital, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences (ARUMS), Ardabil 56157, - - 2014
Background. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a valuable laboratory tool in evaluation of infectious, inflammatory, and malignant diseases. Red blood cells in outside from the body precipitate due to their higher density than the plasma. In this study we discuss the IVIG effect on ESR in different diseases and different ...
Farhood Qasim Kadhim QK College of Medicine, Babylon University, - - 2014
This study examined the changes in short-term intraocular pressure (IOP) in a prospective series of patients undergoing intravitreal bevacizumab injection. The aim was to evaluate the frequency and predictive factors related to intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation in patients receiving intravitreal bevacizumab. This study included 52 patients with diabetic retinopathy between ...
Yabanoglu H - - 2014
The aim of our study was to assess our modified Dufourmentel flap outcomes in a standardized patient group (a symptom duration of equal to or greater than 60 months, presence of equal to or more than 3 sinus ostia or presence of sinus ostia fistulized equal to or greater than ...
Aljebreen Abdulrahman M AM Division of Gastroenterology, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, - - 2014
Background/Aims: Pneumatic dilatation (PD) is one of the effective treatments of achalasia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of pneumatic dilation and patient satisfaction in Saudi achalasia patients. Patients and Methods: We have retrospectively recruited patients with confirmed achalasia, who underwent at least one dilatation session ...
Hoshina Katsuyuki K Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, - - 2014
We retrospectively analyzed outcomes of patients who had undergone endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) more than 3 years previously in a single institution. We compared outcomes between patients who underwent EVAR within and outside of the devices' instructions for use (IFU) and examined mid-term morphological changes ...
Cheng K K University Hospital Ayr, Departmentof Trauma & Orthopaedics, DalmellingtonRoad, Ayr, - - 2014
Mortality rates reported by the National Joint Registry for England and Wales (NJR) were higher following cemented total knee replacement (TKR) compared with uncemented procedures. The aim of this study is to examine and compare the effects of cemented and uncemented TKR on the activation of selected markers of inflammation, ...
Nishigori Hideaki H Colorectal and Pelvic Surgery Division, Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwanoha 6-5-1, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8577, Japan, - - 2013
We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a transanal tube placed for the prevention of anastomotic leakage after rectal surgery. Between 2007 and 2011, a total of 243 patients underwent anterior resection using the double stapling technique for rectal cancer at our institution. We excluded 67 patients with diverting stoma ...
Matsumoto Sohei S Department of Surgery, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara, 634-8522, Japan, - - 2013
The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing, which might be an obstacle to various aspects of gastric cancer treatment, such as perisurgical management and postsurgical follow-up. The present study aimed to evaluate the short- and long-term surgical outcomes following gastrectomy in patients with CKD. We retrospectively analyzed surgical ...
Nüesch Corina C Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital, University of Basel, Switzerland; Osteoarthritis Research Center, University of Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2013
Early stages of asymmetric ankle osteoarthritis can be treated by joint preserving supramalleolar osteotomies that surgically realign the ankle and unload degenerated cartilage. While studies have already shown pain relief and functional improvements, the effects on gait biomechanics are largely unknown. This study investigated patients' gait pattern after supramalleolar osteotomies ...
Bumpass David B DB *Washington University Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saint Louis, MO, USA †Columbia University Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY, USA ‡Washington University, Division of Biostatistics, Saint Louis, MO, USA §Kyungpook National University Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Daegu, South - - 2013
Study Design. Retrospective review of prospectively-accrued cohorts.Objective. We hypothesized that posterior-only vertebral column resection (PVCR) would result in improved postoperative pulmonary function, avoiding pulmonary insults from combined anterior/posterior (A/P) approaches.Summary of Background Data. Pulmonary function after PVCR for severe spinal deformity has not been previously studied. Previous studies have demonstrated ...
Hompes D D Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium; Department of Surgical Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek-Hospital, Amsterdam, The - - 2013
Oxaliplatin and Mitomycin C (MMC) are both suitable as intraperitoneal chemotherapy agents in HIPEC for peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) of colorectal cancer (CRC). Patient cohorts from two different HIPEC-centers underwent cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC with Oxaliplatin (39 patients) and MMC (56 patients), respectively. They were compared for toxicity and survival data. ...
Yuan Qiang Q Department of Spine Surgery, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Peking University Fourth Clinical Medical College, 31 Xinjiekou East Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100035, - - 2013
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of three-dimensional (3D) navigation-guided polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)-augmented thoracic and lumbar pedicle screw fixation for the osteoporotic patients. 27 consecutive osteoporosis patients with a variety of spinal disorders who underwent 3D navigation-guided PMMA-augmented pedicle screw fixation were evaluated clinically and radiologically in the perioperative and 1-year ...
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