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Angleitner-Flotzinger Johannes J Department of Gynecology, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern, Linz, - - 2014
The TVT-Secur(®) was introduced in 2006 as a less invasive alternative to retropubic and transobturator suburethral slings. This retrospective cohort study evaluated objective and subjective results in a series of 158 consecutive patients as well as complications and the reoperation rate after TVT-Secur procedure. Between November 2006 and June 2010 ...
Hata Koichi K Department of Work Systems and Health, Institute of Industrial Ecological Science, University of Occupational and Environmental - - 2014
Objectives: The purpose of this research was to evaluate the relationship between overtime work hours and CAVI, a new index of arterial stiffness. Methods: We measured CAVI of Japanese workers (3,862 men) aged 26 to 59 years. Simultaneously, we obtained information on their monthly overtime work hours for the past ...
Dohaithem Abdullah J AJ NYU College of Dentistry, New York, - - 2014
DesignMulticentre randomised controlled clinical trial in a rural underserved African setting.InterventionThe technical and electrical infrastructure still remains unstable in Gambia. Therefore, block randomisation was chosen. Patients included in 2010 were treated according to the original BRT method with tactile working length determination, whereas patients included in 2011 were treated with ...
Doherty Christopher C Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Roth | McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC), Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, - - 2014
Background Ulnar impaction syndrome is a condition in which the ulna impacts on the ulnar carpus. This most commonly occurs when the ulna is longer than the radius, but it can also occur in wrists with ulnar neutral and ulnar negative variance. Materials and Methods In this paper we outline our surgical ...
Fijałkowska-Lichwa Lidia L Wrocław University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Geotechnics and Hydrotechnics, Division of Engineering and Environmental Geology, 50- 370 Wrocław, Wybrzeże S. Wyspiańskiego 27, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Short-term (222)Rn activity concentration changes along the Underground Educational Tourist Route in the Old Uranium Mine in Kletno were studied, based on continuous measurements conducted between 16 May 2008 and 15 May 2010. The results were analysed in the context of numbers of visitors arriving at the facility in particular ...
Palomba Stefano S Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics, Azienda Ospedaliera "Santa Maria Nuova" - Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico of Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy, - - 2014
Studies have observed a significant heterogeneity in efficacy data for single-incision minislings (SIMS) as surgical treatment for female urinary incontinence (UI). Our study aim was to test the hypothesis that different vaginal kits for SIMS have different long-term outcomes. One hundred and twenty women with stress (SUI) or mixed (MUI) ...
Jensen Vibeke V Socialmedicinsk Enhed, Kardiovaskulært Forskningscenter, Aalborg Universitshospital, Hobrovej 18-22, 9100 Aalborg, Denmark. - - 2014
In Denmark, a flex job scheme was introduced in 1998 in the expectation that more people could remain in the workforce despite a reduced working capacity. The aim of this study was to characterise the group that did not obtain a flex job after having been included in the flex ...
Buratto Edward E Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia; Department of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cardiac troponins are frequently measured as part of the pre-operative work-up of patients prior to coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). The utility of measuring these levels in elective patients, and the clinical implication of an abnormal result are unclear. The following study investigates the relationship between cardiac troponin I ...
Ekinci Metin M Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kafkas , Kars , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the toxic effects of chronic lead (Pb) exposure on retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT), macular thickness (MT) and choroidal thickness (CT) in battery industry workers. Materials and Methods: Male factory workers (n = 50) and healthy non-employees (n = 20) participated in the study. Group 1 (n = 22) comprised lead ...
Khan Awais Ali AA Department of Surgery, Combined Military Hospital, - - 2014
Objective: To compare polypropylene suture and skin staples for securing mesh in Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty in terms of mean operating time and postoperative pain. Study Design: Randomized clinical trial. Place and Duration of Study: Surgical Ward, Combined Military Hospital, Kharian, from August 2011 to February 2012. Methodology: All individuals fulfilling ...
Kievit Arthur J AJ Department of Orthopaedics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, the - - 2014
The number of patients receiving a TKA during working life is increasing but little is known about the impact of TKA on patients' reintegration into the workplace. In this cross-sectional survey it was found that 173 of 480 responders worked within 2 years prior to surgery. Sixty-three percent of the ...
Karliński Michał M 2nd Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, - - 2014
The outcome in acute stroke strongly depends on patient-related issues, as well as on the availability of human and diagnostic resources. Our aim was to evaluate safety and effectiveness of intravenous alteplase for stroke according to the time of admission to the hospital. We analyzed the data of all acute ...
Ekinci Metin M Department of Ophthalmology, Kafkas University, Kars, - - 2014
Background The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxic effects of mercury on retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT), macular thickness (MT), and choroidal thickness (CT) by using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in battery industry workers who had been chronically exposed to mercury. Material and Methods Battery ...
Vaccaro Alexander A *Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA †Pennsylvania Spine Institute, Harrisburg, PA ‡Trident Regional Medical Center, Charleston, SC §Paradigm Biostatistics LLC, Anoka, MN ¶StatTech Services LLC, Chapel Hill, NC; and ‖Globus Medical, Audubon, - - 2013
Prospective, multicenter, randomized, and controlled Investigational Device Exemption clinical trial. To compare the clinical safety and effectiveness of the selectively constrained SECURE-C (Globus Medical, Audubon, PA) Cervical Artificial Disc to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Cervical total disc replacement has been developed as an alternative to ACDF by allowing ...
Gruber Ronald P RP Dr Gruber is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, and Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, San - - 2013
Background:Following primary rhinoplasty, the nasal tip may become wider on front view, possibly due to splaying of the lateral crura.Objectives:The authors describe a technique, the "supratip-plasty," to create an all-cartilaginous supratip that resists splaying and postoperative broadening of the nasal tip complex.Methods:Thirteen consecutive primary rhinoplasty patients (10 women; 3 men) ...
Tilbury Claire - - 2013
Objectives. The aim of this study was to describe work status and time to return to work in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and to determine which factors are associated with work status.Methods. A systematic search strategy in various databases through April 2013 was ...
Dahl Sigrun - - 2013
Background. To evaluate work status at three months after radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) in relation to socio-demographics, urinary incontinence and bother, medical complications health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and surgical methods. To identify pre-RP available factors that can predict the duration of immediate post-RP sick ...
Bilberg A - - 2013
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate work status and associated factors in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with the emphasis on shoulder function, work-related mechanical exposure, and activity limitations related to the shoulder-arm-hand. Method: Patients with early RA were provided with self-report questionnaires quantifying work-related mechanical ...
Mostafa Alyaa - - 2013
An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing single-incision mini-slings (SIMS) versus standard midurethral slings (SMUS) in the surgical management of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). To evaluate the clinical efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness of SIMS compared with SMUS in the treatment of female SUI. ...
Lee Ziho - - 2013
Background and Purpose: To describe our bladder neck dissection during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), to describe the degrees of robot-assisted bladder neck preservation (R-BNP) we have encountered, and to determine the effect of increasing R-BNP on postoperative urinary continence and positive surgical margin (PSM) rates. Materials and Methods: We performed ...
Gaggioli Germano - - 2013
Little is known regarding the overall prevalence of syncope in a population of workers and the risk of occurrence during working time.METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 452 consecutive workers (mean age: 46 ± 9 years) were invited to answer an anonymous questionnaire. They had been employed for 22 ± ...
Choi Jong Bum - - 2013
The continuous suture (CS) technique has several advantages as a method for simple, fast, and secure aortic valve replacement (AVR). We used a simple CS technique without the use of a pledget for AVR and evaluated the surgical outcomes. Between October 2007 and 2012, 123 patients with aortic valve disease ...
Chanowski Eric J P EJ University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, - - 2013
Objectives To demonstrate the advantages of the thoracodorsal artery scapular tip autogenous transplant (Tdast) for patients requiring restoration of the orbital aesthetic subunit. Design Prospective case series. Setting Tertiary center. Participants Ten patients (M:F,6:4) with a mean age of 56 years (range, 21 to 78 years) underwent restoration of the ...
Lombardi Adolph V AV - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Although there is extensive literature supporting a high success rate, there are limited data on return to work after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We sought to determine (1) the percentage of patients who returned to work after TKA; (2) what percentage returned to their original job; (3) whether ...
Hartmann D D Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineers. - - 2013
A large private operating theatre complex was investigated to address the lack of published South African benchmarks for utilisation. All major theatres were staffed during normal working hours (07h00 - 19h00), emergency cases being provided for on an ad hoc basis through spare capacity. An extensive billing database, amounting to ...
Clyde Corey T - - 2013
Clinicians identify patients receiving Workers' Compensation (WC) as unlikely to fully benefit from total joint arthroplasty (TJA), with possibly decreased ability to return to work. We completed follow-up for 164 patients undergoing 177 arthroplasties while receiving WC between 2000 and 2009. Inquiry was made regarding work status, nature of work, ...
Hone Devon - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To quantify impact of etanercept on work and activity impairment in employed US patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: This prospective, observational, longitudinal study recruited RA patients initiating etanercept (50 mg/week) between January 2009 and March 2010. The Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire (WPAI) and ...
Olofsson Tor - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of sick leave and disability pension in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Individuals aged 19-59 years diagnosed with early RA (≤12 months symptom duration) were identified in the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register (1999-2007; n=3029). We retrieved days of sick leave and disability pension from ...
Dumavibhat Narongpon - - 2013
Objective: The aim of our study was to investigate the natural course of silicosis in terms of radiographic progression among Japanese tunnel workers. Methods: Tunnel workers with silicosis were included in our study between January 2008 and June 2011. We retrospectively assessed workers' radiographs from their first through last visits ...
Parks Jennifer - - 2013
Background Reliable securement of nasally inserted enteral tubes is a problem in patients with facial burns that make use of traditional adhesive tape ineffective. Objective To implement the nasal bridle as a way to decrease inadvertent removal of nasally inserted enteral tubes and improve subsequent patient outcomes. Methods The nasal ...
Cowie J G - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Expectations of patients requiring total hip replacement have become higher than in the past and are often well beyond pain relief and improved mobility. Return to work and sporting activity are important factors to be considered when advising patients preoperatively. The objective of this study was to analyse the ...
Ginnetti John G JG University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, - - 2013
The indication for hip arthrotomy accompanied by intraarticular work during periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) has not been precisely defined. To validate a role for routine hip arthrotomy accompanied by intraarticular work, frequent intraarticular pathology must exist, and the adjunct procedures must not be associated with inferior relief of pain, reduced function, ...
Obana Takashi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of a single-balloon enteroscope (SBE) including a newly developed short SBE (SIF-Y0004) for therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) in patients with Roux-en-Y (R-Y) anastomosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Therapeutic ERC using a SBE was attempted in 19 cases (41 ...
Tommaselli Giovanni A - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of the inside-out tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O) device versus the single-incision TVT-Secur device 36 months after the procedure. METHODS: A single-blind, randomized, parallel-group study on 154 patients with stress urinary incontinence (77 treated with TVT-O and 77 with the TVT-Secur hammock approach). The primary endpoint ...
de Moraes Vinícius Ynoe - - 2013
The assessment of post-surgical outcomes among patients with Workers' Compensation is challenging as their results are typically worse compared to those who do not receive this compensation. These patients' time to return to work is a relevant outcome measure as it illustrates the economic and social implications of this ...
Tamminga Sietske J - - 2013
One key aspect of cancer survivorship is return-to-work. Unfortunately, many cancer survivors face problems upon their return-to-work. For that reason, we developed a hospital-based work support intervention aimed at enhancing return-to-work. We studied effectiveness of the intervention compared to usual care for female cancer patients in a multi-centre randomised controlled ...
Santhosh M C B MC Department of Anaesthesiology, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India. - - 2013
Endotracheal tube displacement is one of the leading causes for airway related complications. Endotracheal tube displacement is much more common in the prone position than in the supine position. The study population consisted of 120 patients aged between 18-60 years, ASA class 1 and 2, undergoing surgery in the prone ...
Choi Seok-Hwan - - 2013
We report a case of a spray painter who developed malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the maxillary sinus following long-term exposure to chromium, nickel, and formaldehyde, implying that these agents are probable causal agents of MFH. The patient developed right-sided prosopalgia that began twenty months ago. The symptom persisted despite ...
Atanda Alfred A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have suggested that patients with workers' compensation (WC) related injuries have less successful postsurgical outcomes compared to the general population. The purpose of this study was to determine the functional outcome and return to work for WC patients who have undergone distal biceps tendon repair (DBTR). A ...
Schreuder J A H - - 2012
Purpose To investigate adaptive leadership in relation to personnel sickness absence (SA). In situational leadership, supervisors are effective if they adapt their leadership style appropriately to a given situation. Methods A managerial reorganization in a Dutch hospital with reassignment of supervisors provided the opportunity to compare SA in the same ...
Neovius Martin - - 2012
BACKGROUND & AIMS:: It is unclear whether colectomy restores the ability of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) to work to pre-colectomy levels. We estimated the burden of sick leave and disability pension in a population-based cohort of patients with UC and the effects of colectomy. METHODS:: We performed a register-based ...
Biering Karin - - 2012
Purpose Methods of measuring return to work (RTW) following temporary disability are diverse. The purpose of this study was to compare different measures of RTW within a 12-month period using a well-defined population of patients treated with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and weekly administrative data on transfer payments. Methods Different ...
Looper Karl J - - 2012
Inflammatory arthritis is associated with a high degree of work instability and financial burden. In this study, we examine the extent of work instability and financial loss as well as their association with disease characteristics during the first 18 months of inflammatory arthritis. One hundred and four patients in the early ...
Holtermann Andreas - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of persistent low-back pain (LBP) based on the number of patient-handling activities among female healthcare workers with no LBP and those with sub-chronic LBP at baseline. METHOD: Female healthcare workers in the eldercare services answered a questionnaire about the ...
Weisshaar Elke - - 2012
Background. Occupational skin disease (OSD) is common, and imposes a considerable personal and public burden. To tackle OSD, the German stepwise procedure of handling OSD was set up. It contains an interdisciplinary, integrated inpatient rehabilitation measure [tertiary individual prevention (TIP)] [dermatological treatment and diagnostic procedures, and patient education (health and ...
Silich Bert - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To compare the needleless securing clamp to the traditional suture-secured clamp for central venous catheters. METHODS: Compare the holding strength of each type of clamps by measuring the amount of kinetic energy absorbed, ask 20 physicians to evaluate the clamp placement using sutures or staples, and summarise the clamps ...
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 - - 2012
Study design: Comparative effectiveness review.Study rationale: 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 ...
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