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Wu Ziying Z Department of Sports Medicine, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Wulumuqi Middle Road No.12, Shanghai, - - 2014
To compare the load at failure and stiffness associated with three surgical techniques for distal Achilles tendon reconstruction (AT). Nine matched pairs of fresh-frozen human cadaveric ATs were divided into three groups. Distal AT reconstruction was performed using suture anchors or one of two lengths of tendon overlap (10 or ...
Usta Merve M Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; - - 2014
Caustic substance ingestion in childhood is a public health issue in developing countries, and several management protocols have been proposed to prevent the resulting esophageal strictures. The role of corticosteroids in preventing corrosive-induced strictures is controversial. Our aim was to study the influence of high doses of corticosteroids in preventing ...
Lavery Lawrence A LA Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of three off-loading techniques to heal diabetic foot wounds: total contact casts (TCCs), healing sandals (HSs) and a removable boot with a shear-reducing foot bed (SRB). This was a 12-week, single-blinded randomised clinical trial with three parallel treatment groups of ...
Miller Sarah S The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, - - 2013
Cluster headache is a strictly unilateral headache that occurs in association with cranial autonomic features. Although it can begin at any age, the most common age of onset is in the third or fourth decade of life. The diagnosis is purely clinical and it is therefore crucial to take a ...
Sondergaard Anders P - - 2013
PURPOSE. WE EVALUATED WHETHER UVA-RIBOFLAVIN COLLAGEN CROSS-LINKING (CXL) INCREASES TRANSVERSE STROMAL SHEAR MODULI EX VIVO, WHETHER THE SHEAR MODULI ARE GREATER IN THE ANTERIOR AS COMPARED TO THE POSTERIOR STROMA, AND WHETHER THE SHEAR MODULI ARE AFFECTED BY CXL. METHODS. THE RESISTANCE TO UNIDIRECTIONAL TRANSVERSE SHEAR OF HUMAN (N=18) AND ...
Berros P - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To enhance lips ageing rejuvenation with specific micro cannula and hyaluronic acid. Method: Clinical review, conducted from December 2010 to December 2011, 46 patients complaining of predictable changes on lips and perioral region such as deficiency in contour definition, volume and projection.Lips rejuvenation injections were made using the ...
Bruno Raimondo - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Novel psychoactive substances are increasingly available, both in traditional storefronts and via the Internet. While some use of such substances has been captured in Australian consumer surveys and wastewater analyses, there is little information about the products that are available to Australia via the Internet. DESIGN AND ...
Hohscheidt Gabriela Luisa - - 2013
Objective: This in vitro study evaluated the effect of different endodontic auxiliary chemical substances over Enterococcus faecalis (Ef) biofilm through confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). Methods: Forty-five bovine incisors were infected with Ef for 21 days. Teeth were divided into five groups: group 1: 2.5% NaOCl + EDTA, group 2: 2% CHX ...
Bagøien Gunnhild - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of substance use in people acutely admitted to in-patient psychiatric wards is high and the patients` duration of stay is limited. Motivational interviewing is a method with evidence based effect in short interventions. The aims of the present study were to compare the effects of 2 sessions ...
Haddad Marwan S MS Community Health Center, Inc., Middletown, CT, USA. - - 2013
Few studies have examined real-world effectiveness of integrated buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) programs in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Opioid dependent patients (N=266) inducted on buprenorphine between July 2007 and December 2008 were retrospectively assessed at Connecticut's largest FQHC network. Six-month BMT retention and opioid-free time were collected longitudinally from ...
Bohluli Behnam B Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Buali Hospital, Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2013
Lip augmentation is a very common cosmetic procedure. A wide variety of materials have been used to enhance and contour the lips, including alloplastic and autogenous substances. The authors describe their experience with augmentation of the upper lip using an autologous graft from the temporalis fascia. Patients were enrolled prospectively. ...
Costa Luciano Assis - - 2012
To compare the wound healing of the abdominal wall of rabbits exposed to nicotine and submitted to abdominoplasty using 2-octyl cyanoacrylate or nylon thread for the surgery suture. Thirty two rabbits were used. They were divided in subgroups: A1, A2, B1 e B2. Group A received saline 0.9%; group B ...
Konstantopoulos Konstantinos - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Spondylodesis is a procedure aiming at providing stability in one or more spinal segments. The aim of our study was to compare sevoflurane and propofol as induction and maintenance agents, focusing on hemodynamic stability, recovery characteristics, postoperative nausea and vomiting, and pain intensity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy patients, with ...
Caviedes-Bucheli J - - 2012
AIM: To quantify the effect of two single-file reciprocating root canal preparation systems on Substance P (SP) and Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) expression in healthy human periodontal ligament (PDL). METHODOLOGY: Forty PDL samples were obtained from healthy premolars where extraction was indicated for orthodontic reasons. Prior to extraction, 20 of ...
Feng Jun - - 2012
We investigated the effects of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on peripheral arteriolar reactivity and associated signaling pathways in poorly controlled (UDM), controlled (CDM), and case-matched nondiabetic (ND) patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Skeletal muscle arterioles were harvested before and after CPB from the UDM patients (hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c]=9.0 ± ...
Litwin Andre S AS Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, England. - - 2013
To determine the success of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for periocular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) at a tertiary referral centre in the UK. A retrospective interventional case series covering 5 years of practice. Review of medical records of 104 consecutive patients who underwent MMS for confirmed periocular BCC. The main ...
Semkova K - - 2012
An infantile haemangioma (IH) is a benign tumour of infancy. The standard approach to uncomplicated lesions is 'wait and see', but active intervention is sometimes preferred to avoid the unpredictable risk of cosmetic disfigurement. Topical beta-blockers were recently introduced as an effective alternative in such cases, but data are still ...
Leslie T - - 2012
To assess the safety and feasibility of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of liver tumours and to determine whether post-operative MRI correlates with intra-operative imaging. 31 patients were recruited into two ethically approved clinical trials (median age 64; mean BMI 26 kg m(-2)). Patients with liver tumours (primary or metastatic) ...
Picard Daniel D Division of Hematology-Oncology, Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, - - 2012
Childhood CNS primitive neuro-ectodermal brain tumours (PNETs) are very aggressive brain tumours for which the molecular features and best treatment approaches are unknown. We assessed a large cohort of these rare tumours to identify molecular markers to enhance clinical management of this disease. We obtained 142 primary hemispheric CNS PNET ...
Lavallée Luke T - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between renal tumour scoring systems and open partial nephrectomy ischemia time. METHODS: A historical cohort of open partial nephrectomy patients at The Ottawa Hospital between 2002 and 2009 was reviewed. Preoperative patient characteristics (age, gender, preoperative renal function, diabetes, hypertension, smoking history, heart disease) and ...
Sewell Mathew D - - 2012
The optimal reconstructive method after resection of malignant bone tumours of the proximal ulna is unknown.We report the outcome of endoprosthetic replacement in a young patient population. This was a retrospective review of four patients[three males and one female; mean age 17.5 (range 11–31)years] who underwent limb salvage with a ...
Zhang Y - - 2012
Aim:  Insertion of a self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) can rapidly relieve colorectal obstruction. This study aimed to compare the efficacy between uncovered and covered SEMS in the treatment of malignant colorectal obstruction. Method:  A systematic search in Medline, Embase, the Cochrane controlled trials register and bibliographies of retrieved articles was ...
König Matthias A - - 2012
The life span of cancer patients has improved due to advancements in cancer management. With long survival periods, more patients show metastatic disease. Osteolytic tumours of spine are generated by metastatic deposits or primary tumours of the spine. A prospective study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ...
Picardo N E - - 2012
In skeletally immature patients, resection of bone tumours and reconstruction of the lower limb often results in leg-length discrepancy. The Stanmore non-invasive extendible endoprosthesis, which uses electromagnetic induction, allows post-operative lengthening without anaesthesia. Between 2002 and 2009, 55 children with a mean age of 11.4 years (5 to 16) underwent reconstruction ...
Iguchi T - - 2012
We retrospectively evaluated the effect of transpulmonary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumours on the lung. 16 patients (10 males and 6 females; mean age, 65.2 years) with 16 liver tumours (mean diameter 1.5 cm) underwent transpulmonary RFA under CT fluoroscopic guidance. The tumours were either hepatocellular carcinoma (n=14) or ...
Garlipp B - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Total mesorectal excision (TME) has become the standard of care for rectal cancer. Incomplete TME may lead to local recurrence. METHODS: Data from the multicentre observational German Quality Assurance in Rectal Cancer Trial were used. Patients undergoing low anterior resection for rectal cancer between 1 January 2005 and 31 ...
Iglesias Pedro - - 2012
AIMS: To assess treatment outcome in male patients with micro- and macroprolactinomas. DESIGN: Multicentre and retrospective study. PATIENTS: 88 male patients (15 micro- and 73 macroprolactinomas), aged 40.3 ± 14.7 years were studied. Time of follow-up ranged from 3 to 244 months. METHODS: Clinical, hormonal and radiological data were registered ...
Berkmann Sven - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Transsphenoidal surgery guided by intraoperative MRI (iMRI) is related to higher rates of tumour resection. The influence of iMRI on endocrinological outcome is still unclear. This study evaluates the endocrinological outcome of iMRI-guided transsphenoidal surgery. METHODS: A series of 60 patients operated by iMRI-guidance for inactive adenomas were matched ...
Zhao Hong - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To explore the molecular mechanisms by which mild hypothermia following resuscitation improves neurological function in a porcine model of cardiac arrest. METHODS: Thirty-three inbred Chinese Wuzhishan (WZS) minipigs were used. After 8min of untreated ventricular fibrillation (VT), survived animals (n=29) were randomly divided into two groups including serum group ...
Li Meng - - 2012
Purpose: The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous microwave (MW) ablation for liver cancer adjacent to the diaphragm. Materials and methods: From May 2005 to June 2008, 89 patients with 96 hepatic lesions adjacent to the diaphragm (the shortest distance from the ...
Abbasi Amanullah - - 2012
To determine the correlation of elevated serum Alpha feto-protein with tumour size in hepatocellular carcinoma. A cross-sectional analytical study was done at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Medical Unit-III, Ward-7 from January 2009 to June 2010. Patients enrolled in study were known cases of chronic liver disease and were complicated ...
Bakar Bulent - - 2012
Plasma cell tumours include solitary plasmocytoma, multiple plasmocytoma and multiple myeloma. Herein we report a case of plasmocytoma of the skull. A 49 year-old-man suffered from amnesia, irritability and a rubbery swelling which was gradually increased approximately to 4-5 cm in diameter at the frontal vertex over a year. His ...
Li Jun - - 2011
Objective: To investigate the dynamic activity of NF-kappaB at the early stage of injury in multiple trauma patients and the protective effects of ulinastain. Methods: From January 2008 to May 2010, patients with multiple traumas admitted to our emergency department were enrolled in this study. Their age varied from 20-55 ...
Papathanassiou Zafiria G - - 2011
The purpose of this study is to retrospectively evaluate the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation as a curative treatment method for benign bone tumours. Twenty-nine osteoid osteomas were treated with radiofrequency ablation. Primary success rate was 89.6% and total secondary success rate was 93.1%. Mean clinical follow-up period was 26.7 months ...
Toydemir Toygar - - 2011
Abstract Background: This study was designed to analyze the outcomes of Nissen fundoplication (NF) versus Toupet fundoplication (TF) in patients undergoing laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS). Methods: All perioperative data, operative/postoperative complications, and follow-up data were prospectively recorded. All patients were seen on the 2nd month postoperatively and by yearly intervals ...
Rozman Z - - 2011
This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of intralesional bleomycin sclerotherapy in the treatment of lymphangioma in children and to determine the incidence of complications in the treatment. This is a retrospective study of 24 children diagnosed with lymphangioma and treated with intralesional injection of bleomycin aqueous solution from January ...
Innasimuthu Antony Leslie - - 2011
Bisphosphonates appear to regulate mineralization in both bone and vasculature. Degenerative aortic stenosis (AS) is thought to be due to vascular calcification. We studied the effect of bisphosphonates on the progression of degenerative AS. A retrospective study was performed on patients >70 years, who had transthoracic echocardiograms (TTE) >1 year ...
Davies Mark G - - 2010
Acute aortic syndromes remain life-threatening. Time is of the essence, as mortality rises with increasing time after the acute episode. The aim of this report is to show changes in practice and outcomes after the establishment of an acute aortic treatment center (AATC) to expedite the care of acute aortic ...
Lee W Anthony - - 2010
Failure to conform to the arch ("bird-beaking") can lead to endoleak and graft collapse after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. We report the first United States experience with the new TX2 Pro-Form (Cook Inc, Bloomington, Ind), a novel delivery system that became commercially available in October 2009, designed to enhance circumferential ...
Le Tourneau Thierry - - 2010
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) score aims at predicting operative mortality in cardiac surgery. The value of this score in predicting short- and long-term survival with medical or surgical management in patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS) is unknown. In a cohort of 694 patients (aged 71 ± ...
Antoniou G A - - 2010
To evaluate the outcome of hybrid treatment of the aortic arch with supra-aortic debranching and endovascular stent-graft repair in a selected group of patients with complex disease. Case series study with retrospective analysis of prospectively collected non-randomised data. Patients with hybrid repair of complex arch disease at a single centre ...
Etz Christian D - - 2010
Bicuspid aortic valves (BAV) are frequently associated with root/ascending aorta dilatation, but there is controversy regarding when to operate to prevent dissection of a dilated aorta associated with a well-functioning BAV. From 1988 through 2008, 158 patients (mean age: 56 ± 13.5 years) with a dilated ascending aorta (AA) and ...
Franke Ulrich F W - - 2010
Recent studies indicate the safety of the aortic valve reimplantation technique (David operation) in the long-term follow-up. The aim of this study was to compare the results of the David operation with those of the aortic composite replacement procedure, with the focus on quality of life (QoL). Within a 6-year ...
Sherif Mohammad A - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the predictors of aortic regurgitation (AR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). TAVI has been associated with a high rate of paravalvular regurgitation, usually mild. Nevertheless, moderate to severe regurgitations still occur and may have negative clinical consequences. Fifty patients with severe ...
Kefer Joelle - - 2010
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been shown to predict outcomes after conventional aortic valve replacement. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether BNP also predicts the outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). A total of 58 patients (36 men, age 84 ± 5 years) underwent TAVI ...
San Norberto García Enrique M - - 2010
The aim of this study was to compare the results of endovascular therapy (covered stenting) with surgical technique to repair aortic coarctation in adults. A prospective study of 11 patients who were treated during the past 10 years was carried out. Of these, five patients underwent endoprosthesis (group A) and ...
Prakash Shashi - - 2010
The ideal management of aortic stenosis in patients with a small aortic root remains controversial. Reports of adverse effects of patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) from a small-sized valve have to be weighed against the increased morbidity and mortality of aortic root enlargement procedures. The present study retrospectively reviewed and compared clinical ...
Ben-Dor Itsik - - 2010
This study aimed to determine the success, complications, and survival of patients after balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV). The introduction of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) BAV has led to a revival in the treatment of patients with severe aortic stenosis. A cohort of 262 patients with severe aortic stenosis underwent ...
Ehrlich Marek P - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and midterm results of endovascular treatment of acute, complicated type B aortic dissection. METHODS: Between January 2001 and February 2010, 32 patients (7 women, 25 men) with acute, complicated type B aortic dissection (mean age, 56 years; range, 35 ...
Ius Fabio - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We reviewed our experience with the transluminal placement of the Djumbodis system in the aortic arch and isthmus in patients with type A acute aortic dissection to assess its impact on true and false aortic lumen evolution. METHODS: Between January 2005 and September 2009, 50 patients underwent surgery for ...
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