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Pontone Gianluca - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study are to evaluate the accuracy of low dose multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography (MDCT) versus invasive coronary angiography (ICA) in ruling out CAD in patients with mitral valve prolapse and severe mitral regurgitation (MVP) before cardiac surgery and to compare the overall effective radiation ...
da Silva V R G - - 2012
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:This study examined the effect of weight loss after 3, 6 and 12 months of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) on energy intake and on several biomarkers of oxidative stress such as levels of vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E (diet/blood), nitric oxide metabolites (NOx), myeloperoxidase (MPO), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), ...
E Gitto - - 2012
Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of inhaled NO with different oxygen concentrations on the inflammatory cascade in newborns with hypoxic respiratory failure (HRF) secondary to persistent pulmonary hypertension. Methods: 60 newborns received iNO and 30 of them received an initial oxygen concentration of ...
Traynelis Vincent C VC Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, - - 2012
 Comparative effectiveness review. The ability of a patient to return to work and the speed with which this occurs are important outcome metrics for the assessment of patients undergoing spinal surgery.Clinical questions: In patients with degenerative disease of the cervical spine, does cervical artificial disc replacement (C-ADR) lead to better work-related ...
Peer Mohamed Basheer - - 2012
The aim of this study was to report a single-centre experience of flunarizine in childhood migraine with focus on safety and efficacy. We conducted a retrospective observational audit of 72 individuals (40 male, 32 female; mean age 13y; age range 1y 6mo-17y) at a tertiary paediatric neurology unit between 1998 ...
Bedi Asheesh - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive techniques to treat femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), snapping hip syndrome, and peritrochanteric space disorder (PSD) were developed to reduce complications and recovery time. Although a multitude of studies have reported on the incidence of heterotopic ossification (HO) after open procedures of the hip, there is little known about ...
Edwards George A - - 2012
A 7 yr old spayed female Chihuahua presented for right hind limb lameness and reduced stifle range of motion. Radiographs showed a marked patella baja of the right stifle and evidence of a previous surgery to correct a medial patellar luxation. A tibial tuberosity osteotomy was performed to allow proximal ...
Ilahi Omer A - - 2012
PURPOSE: To determine whether drilling using an anteromedial portal technique during single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction risks creating femoral tunnels less than 25 mm long in the clinical setting. METHODS: Intraoperative measurements of femoral tunnel length in a group of 35 consecutive patients undergoing single-bundle primary ACL reconstruction with ...
Haugen Thomas A - - 2012
Haugen, TA, Tønnessen, E, and Seiler, SK. The difference is in the start: impact of timing and start procedure on sprint running performance. J Strength Cond Res 25(X): 000-000, 2012-The difference is in the start: impact of timing and start procedure on sprint running performance. The purpose of this study ...
Kamei Goki - - 2012
BACKGROUND: There are various indirect signs of a discoid lateral meniscus in radiographs, for example lateral joint space widening, hypoplasia of the LFC, etc. There has, however, been no previous report of the characteristic shape of the lateral femoral condyle (LFC) in patients with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) accompanied by a ...
Mokondjimobe Etienne - - 2012
Background. The objectives were (i) to evaluate the impact of acute pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and anti-TB therapy on the relationship between AST, ALT, and GGT levels in absence of conditions related to hepatotoxicity; (ii) to evaluate the rate and the time of alterations of AST, ALT, and GGT. Design and ...
Benlidayi M Emre - - 2012
The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the long-term outcomes of secondary alveolar bone grafting (SABG) using bovine-derived hydroxyapatite versus autogenous bone. The subjects in this study were 23 patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (13 male, 10 female) who underwent SABG from 2004 through 2009. The ...
Biering Karin - - 2012
Coronary heart disease is prevalent in the working-age population. Traditional outcome measures like mortality and readmission are of importance to evaluate the prognosis but are hardly sufficient. Ability to work is an additional outcome of clinical and societal significance. We describe trends and predictors of Return To Work (RTW) after ...
Saber Aly - - 2012
Inguinal herniorrhaphy remains one of the most common general surgical operations, with approximately 15% performed for recurrence. The repair of the resulting recurrent hernia is a daunting task because of already weakened tissues and obscured and distorted anatomy. The aim of this study is to compare the posterior preperitoneal versus ...
Höglund Odd V - - 2011
A prospective clinical trial was performed to evaluate applicability, hemostatic efficiency, and long-term tissue reactions of a novel medical device. The device was made of polydioxanone and designed in principle as a cable-tie with a flexible band running through a locking case. It was tested for ligation of the ovarian ...
Panesar Nirmal S - - 2011
BackgroundMost cultures believe in ghosts and for the Chinese, the seventh lunar month-the ghost month-causes particular concern. 'The gates of hell' are open for the first 14 days of the month which allows the restless ghosts of people who were hungry when they died to haunt the living. In this ...
Chung Seok Won - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Despite its importance, few studies regarding health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after rotator cuff repair have been reported. PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of rotator cuff repair in terms of HRQOL using SF-36 and to analyze factors affecting postoperative HRQOL. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: ...
Wetsch Wolfgang A - - 2011
No randomised controlled trial has yet compared different video laryngoscopes in respect of the success rates and the time taken to achieve endotracheal intubation in trapped car accident victims. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether five video laryngoscopes facilitate tracheal intubation more quickly or more securely ...
Garcia-Ispierto I - - 2011
This study sought to improve the reproductive performance of anoestrous high-producing dairy cows by including equine chorionic gonadotrophin (eCG) after progesterone-releasing intravaginal device (PRID) removal. In Experiment I, 806 cows at 51-57 days post-partum were randomly assigned to a PRID (treated with PRID), PRID-500 (treated with PRID plus 500 IU of eCG) ...
Zarazaga Luis A - - 2011
The aim of this study was to determine whether the male effect on reproductive performance in female Mediterranean goats could be enhanced if used in combination with long day and/or melatonin treatments. Thirty-two does were exposed to long days (16h of light/day) for 95days. At the end of this period, ...
Torre Antonio La - - 2011
La Torre, A, Vernillo, G, Agnello, L, Berardelli, C, and Rampinini, E. Is it time to consider a new performance classification for high-level male marathon runners? J Strength Cond Res 25(12): 3242-3247, 2011-Studies have attempted to describe human running performances by the analysis of world-record times. However, to date, no ...
Zanetti Eveline Dos Santos - - 2011
This study aims to evaluate the ovulation rate and the presence of functional corpora lutea after treatment by three different protocols designed to cause superovulation in brown brocket deer. Six female received an intravaginal device containing 0.33 g of progesterone (CIDR(®) ) for 8 days, followed by 0.5 mg injection of estradiol ...
Ochi Takanori - - 2011
BACKGROUND: We compared four protocols for assessing fecal continence (FC) in anorectal malformation (ARM). METHODS: Of 111 ARM cases we treated by anoplasty from 1995 to 2007, 59 have been followed up for more than 4 years [male high (n = 23), male low (n = 12), female high (n = 7), and female low (n = 17)] and ...
Welk Blayne K - - 2011
What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Long-term cure and improved rates for the bone anchored sling range from 40-88%. Midterm cure and improved rates for the retrourethral transobturator sling rage from 76-91%. Midterm cure and improved rates for the adjustable retropubic sling rage from 72-79%. ...
Faya M - - 2011
Domestic cat seasonality between the tropics and the arctic zones is scarcely described and results are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to describe domestic feline seasonal patterns under a natural temperate photoperiod. A total of 372 estrous cycles were studied in 34 post pubertal cats during 900 days. ...
Solomon Daniel - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The impact of transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) on female sexual function is unknown. We therefore performed a prospective cohort study of women undergoing pure transvaginal appendectomies (TVA) versus traditional laparoscopic appendectomies (LA). Using a validated, 19-point, female sexual function index questionnaire (FSFI) assessing six domains of ...
Powell Julie - - 2011
  We present two case reports of CH in which severe bleeding episodes occurred during the first weeks of life and report the use of topical tranexamic acid to control bleeding in this setting. Patient 1 was a full-term female infant who presented at birth with a large 7- by ...
Adatto Maurice A - - 2011
Abstract Introduction Reduction of localised adiposities by non invasive means is a very frequent request among the female and male population. Objective The objective of this study is to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of AWT(®), combining two different mechanical waves, planar AWT and radial AWT during the same session, ...
Gianfrilli D - - 2011
The application of nutraceuticals in the field of male sexual function -in particular for erectile dysfunction (ED) - remains relatively under-explored. In a group of 54 unselected men (35-75 years), consecutively presenting to our ED clinic and naive to other ED treatments, we carried out a single-blind, one-arm study to evaluate ...
Karaman Ahmet A Department of Gastroenterology, Erciyes University, 38030 Kayseri, Turkey. - - 2011
To compare the effectiveness of argon plasma coagulation (APC) and heater probe coagulation (HPC) in non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Eighty-five (18 female, 67 male) patients admitted for acute gastrointestinal bleeding due to gastric or duodenal ulcer were included in the study. Upper endoscopy was performed and HPC or APC were ...
Sorensen Mathew D - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Hyperparathyroidism is associated with hypercalciuria and nephrolithiasis. Urine calcium excretion decreases after parathyroidectomy, but whether there is a differential decrease between stone and nonstone formers remains controversial. We evaluated differences between stone formers and non-stone formers in serum and urinary parameters before and after parathyroidectomy. METHODS: 90 patients, 40 ...
Scheiner David A - - 2011
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study is to compare retropubic tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) with transobturator out-in TOT and in-out TVT-O for female stress urinary incontinence. Uroflow rate was primary; continence rates, quality of life (QoL) and complication pattern were secondary endpoints. METHODS: A prospective randomised trial with ...
Buchanan Gill Louise - - 2011
Aims: To assess outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) according to sex, with the two available valves and four recognised delivery approaches. Methods and results: VARC outcomes are reported according to sex for 305 high-risk patients consecutively treated in our centre, via available access routes utilising the Edwards SAPIEN™/SAPIEN™ ...
Vajda Z - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: ISRs remain a major issue in the endovascular management of ICAD, requiring retreatment by reangioplasty. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the technical feasibility, safety, and efficiency of the novel DEBs for neurovascular ISRs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-one patients (median age, 67 years; age ...
Czamara Andrzej - - 2011
The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of physiotherapy on the strength of muscles responsible for tibial internal rotation (IR) in male patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using autografts of the semitendinosus and gracilis muscles (STGR). Fifty-nine males were examined. The first group consisted of ...
Di Stasi Stephanie L - - 2011
Aberrant movement strategies are characteristic of ACL-deficient athletes with recurrent knee instability (non-copers), and may instigate premature or accelerate joint degradation. Biomechanical evaluation of kinematic changes over time may elucidate noncopers' responses to neuromuscular intervention and ACL reconstruction (ACLR). Forty noncopers were randomized into a perturbation group (PERT) or a ...
Detweiler Mark B - - 2011
To improve the management of soldiers with combat-related mental health problems, an interdisciplinary telepsychiatry service was established between a clinic at the Fort Bragg army base and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Salem. In the first 12 months of operation, 120 soldiers (105 males) were seen in a ...
Yoshino Akira - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Although it is known that equinus deformity develops at a high rate during tibial lengthening, the efficacy of ankle orthoses for preventing equinus deformity and the etiology of equinus deformity remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to clarify the incidence and causes of equinus deformity in tibial ...
Khera Mohit - - 2011
Introduction.  Up to 30% of erectile dysfunction (ED) patients treated with phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors do not show improved sexual function, which may be due in part to low serum testosterone. Hypogonadal patients already receiving testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) likewise can still suffer from symptoms of sexual dysfunction. In ...
da Silva Fernando Gomes - - 2011
Introduction.  Penile curvature is one of the most common male conditions, affecting nearly 10% of men, and can impair sexual intercourse. Tunica albuginea (hTA) plays a key role in penile curvature, and reconstructive procedures may be necessary for its substitution. Although several grafts have been proposed for hTA repair, the ...
Soldanova Milada - - 2011
The aim of this prospective study was to compare the outcome of orthodontic therapy using two different therapeutic strategies: the labial straightwire (SW) technique and the lingual two-dimensional (2D) technique on the lower dental arch. The sample included 50 subjects (39 females and 11 males) with a complete dentition and ...
Kim Seong-Yup - - 2011
We report a case of a 25-year-old Caucasian female with a septic thrombosis in the inferior vena cava (IVC) which contained a toothpick. She was admitted with fever and abdominal pain for 2 weeks. Computed tomography scan showed thrombus with air density in the suprarenal IVC. However, there was no ...
Eidlitz-Markus Tal - - 2011
This study evaluated possible long-term effects of prolonged high-dose glucocorticosteroid administration in infancy. Thirty patients (16 male, 14 female; age 4.8-33 years) who had completed treatment with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) followed by glucocorticoids for infantile spasms at a tertiary pediatric hospital at least 2 years previously were invited to undergo ...
Berker Bulent - - 2011
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of clomiphene citrate (CC) and recombinant FSH (rFSH) protocols in ovarian stimulation (OS)/intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles for couples with unexplained infertility or male subfertility. METHODS: One hundred and eighty-nine patients with unexplained or male subfertility were randomized to treatment with 100 mg/day CC for 5 days (93 ...
Byrd J W Thomas - - 2011
Hip pathology is a significant source of pain and dysfunction among athletic individuals and femoroacetabular impingement is often a causative factor. Arthroscopic intervention has been proposed to address the joint damage and underlying impingement. Arthroscopy may be effective in the management of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement in athletes. Case series, Level ...
Kapoor P - - 2011
The following case report describes the management of a 6-year-old male patient in early mixed dentition with a mesial step molar relation, an anterior reverse overjet, and skeletal Class III due to a slightly deficient maxilla. The treatment plan included protraction of the maxilla by a reverse pull Petit type ...
Tohyama Harukazu - - 2011
Background: Although previous studies suggested that female patients are predisposed to increase graft laxity compared with male patients after single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using autogenous hamstring tendons, there have been no studies specifically examining gender-based differences in outcome after anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendon autografts. ...
Becker Germain - - 2011
Date of birth: 24/2/1975; gender: female. A. (12/2005; 30 yrs). Adult patient presenting Angle Class II,1 malocclusion. Extraction of 14-24 fixed lingual appliance on both arches. B. POST-TREATMENT RECORDS: (9/2008; 33 yrs). Bonded lingual wires 13 to 23 and 33 to 43. C. POST-RETENTION RECORDS: (9/2009; 34 yrs).
Krukhaug Yngvar - - 2011
There is very little literature on the long-term outcome of wrist replacements. The Norwegian Arthroplasty Register has registered wrist replacements since 1994. We report on the total wrist replacements and their revision rates over a 16-year period. 189 patients with 189 primary wrist replacements (90 Biax prostheses (80 of which ...
Kim Sangeun - - 2011
BACKGROUND Treatment of atrophic scars using a fractional laser resurfacing technique has demonstrated favorable outcomes. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 2,790-nm-wavelength ablative fractional resurfacing on atrophic acne scars in Asian individuals. METHODS Twenty participants (8 female, 12 male, mean age 26) with skin phototype IV and atrophic ...
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