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Webborn Nick N Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine (SESAME), University of Brighton, Eastbourne, - - 2014
The fascia cruris encloses the posterior structures of the calf and connects to the paratenon and the Achilles tendon. We describe the clinical presentation, ultrasound imaging characteristics and the time to the recovery of tears of the fascia cruris at the attachment to the Achilles tendon. Retrospective review of 11 ...
Kwon Ohsang O Department of Dermatology and Institute of Human-Environment Interface Biology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Background: Eyelashes of Asians differ from those of Caucasians in morphology and growth characteristics. Ethnic differences also exist for the tolerability profile of prostaglandin analogues. Objective: To evaluate the long-term utility and durability of bimatoprost 0.03% in eyelash augmentation in Asian females. Methods: One cohort received bimatoprost 0.03% for 36 ...
Chen Y Q YQ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, First Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China - - - 2014
Aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of tension-free vaginal tape obturator and single-incision tension-free transvaginal tape Secur, hammock approach, in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Clinical data of patients who received anti-incontinence surgery between June 2008 and July 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. Efficacy and early ...
Fernandez Ma M University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, - - 2014
Postoperative urinary retention requiring urethral catheterisation increases the risk of joint sepsis following arthroplasty. Spinal anaesthesia with opiate administration is used widely in lower limb arthroplasty. We sought to establish whether the choice of opiate agent had any effect on the incidence of postoperative retention and therefore the risk of ...
Weymann Alexander A Department of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate gender differences regarding outcome after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (cfLVAD) implantation. The study was a retrospective review of prospectively collected data. Included were 24 consecutive female cfLVAD recipients and 24 male recipients (62.5% HeartMate II, 37.5% HeartWare) who received their devices ...
Nishikawa Masataka M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Japan Community Health care Organization Osaka Hospital, 4-2-78 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka, 553-0003, Japan, - - 2014
The objectives of this study were to measure the morphometric parameters of preoperative distal femurs to determine the differences by diagnosis and gender after accounting for skeletal size. One-hundred and seventy-nine Japanese patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) (25 males and 154 females) were assessed. The anteroposterior length (AP), ...
Zylberberg Alejandro D AD The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to report the clinical and radiographic results of an independent series of the Conserve Plus hip resurfacing. Five hundred forty-eight consecutive hip resurfacings were performed using the Conserve Plus prosthesis in 458 patients (350 males) with a mean age of 48.3years (range 19 ...
Lee Kwang Won KW Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Eulji University College of Medicine, Daejeon, - - 2014
This study was designed to perform conventional ultrasonography, magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) and arthrosonography exams after rotator cuff repair to compare the results of conventional ultrasonography and arthrosonography with those of MRA as the gold standard. We prospectively studied 42 consecutive patients (14 males, 28 females; average age, 59.4 years) ...
Nakajima Makoto M Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan; Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate whether stratifying patients according to the time period from admission to the start of regular working hours would help detect a weekend effect in acute stroke patients. Ischemic stroke patients admitted between October 2002 and March 2012 were analyzed. Working hours were ...
Aiona Michael M *Shriners Hospitals for Children ‡Northwest Biomechanics LLC, Portland, OR †Orthopaedic Surgery, Ain Shams University, Cairo, - - 2014
Very few articles describe the compensations in gait caused by limb-length discrepancy (LLD). Song and colleagues explored kinematic and kinetic variables utilizing work equalization as a marker of successful compensation for LLD. They found no difference in strategies based on the location of pathology. The purpose of this study was ...
Cifcibasi Emine E Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, - - 2014
The aim was to compare the efficacy of plaque control and potential effects on gingival recession of the toothbrushes with angled and straight bristles. A total of 40 healthy dental students (25 females and 15 males; age range: 23-25 years) participated and two study groups were constituted. Participants were randomly ...
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 ...
Munck Andréia A Institute of Dermatology Prof. R.D. Azulay, Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss in men and in women. Currently, minoxidil and finasteride are the treatments with the highest levels of medical evidence, but patients who exhibit intolerance or poor response to these treatments are in need of additional treatment modalities. The aim ...
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 ...
Huan Cheng C Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Ji'nan 250021, P.R. - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess gender-related distinction in the performance of Cushing's disease (CD) regarding clinical features, radiological findings, neurological and endocrine status, surgical outcome, and quality of life in Han Chinese. A retrospective study was conducted on 87 patients treated by trans-sphenoidal surgery, between 2006 and ...
Akan Burak B Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2014
The aim of this retrospective, observational study was to describe the outcomes of total knee replacement (TKR) after failed Oxford phase 3 medial unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR). The study included 24 revision TKRs (20 females, 4 males; mean age: 61 years) performed following failed aseptic UKR. Outcomes were assessed using ...
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 JG Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 16 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, UK. - - 2013
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 return ...
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 ...
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