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Chen Neal C - - 2011
Needle aponeurotomy and collagenase injection are alternative treatments of Dupuytren's contracture to open partial fasciectomy; however, reported data are difficult to interpret without a formal systematic review. A Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane database search was performed, and 277 articles were identified. Articles were stratified by level of evidence, and those ...
Ahn Seong-Ki - - 2011
: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been reported to be a common cause of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). However, only a few studies have investigated BPPV after TBI. The aim of this study was to identify the clinical characteristics of BPPV after TBI and to determine whether there are ...
Turker G - - 2011
This prospective, randomized, double-blind study compared the effects on thromboelastography (TEG) of pre-loading with two different colloid fluids prior to spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section. Healthy full-term parturients received either 500 ml 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (HES, n = 25) or 500 ml 4% succinylated gelatine (GEL, n = 25) ...
Garcia Nancy L - - 2011
: To investigate the effect of treated clubfoot disorder on gross motor skill level measured by the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS). : Fifty-two babies participated: 26 were treated for idiopathic clubfoot (12 with the Ponseti treatment method, 9 with the French physical therapy technique, and 5 with a combination ...
Wang Bing - - 2011
To evaluate the long-term outcomes for the surgical treatment of thoracic and thoracolumbar spinal tuberculosis with anterior radical debridement and reconstruction with titanium mesh cages (TMCs). MATERIAL and 69 patients with thoracic and thoracolumbar spinal tuberculosis were retrospectively analyzed. Outcomes data included VAS back pain, subjective clinical results, and radiographic ...
Thornes Elisabeth - - 2011
Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis is a common condition and the most usual indication for spinal surgery in adult patients. The main objective of this study was to investigate clinical outcomes, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and satisfaction among patients with a diagnosed lumbar spinal stenosis who were surgically treated, and ...
Taylor-Schroeder Sally - - 2011
To describe the nature and distribution of activities during physical therapy (PT) delivered in inpatient spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation and discuss predictors (patient and injury characteristics) of the amount of time spent in PT for specific treatment activities. Six hundred patients from six inpatient SCI centers were enrolled in ...
Bjørshol Conrad A - - 2011
The aim of this study was to measure chest compression decay during simulated advanced life support (ALS) in a cardiac arrest manikin model. 19 paramedic teams, each consisting of three paramedics, performed ALS for 12 minutes with the same paramedic providing all chest compressions. The patient was a resuscitation manikin ...
Patki Abhiruchi A Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Mayo Hospital, Nagpur, M.S., - - 2011
Supplemental sedation with an intravenous agent is often required to allay fear and anxiety in patients subjected to spinal anesthesia .We studied and compared the properties of propofol and midazolam as equisedative continuous infusions. PATIENTS #ENTITYSTARTX00026; 100, ASA grade 1 and 2 patients, 18 to 60 years of age, undergoing ...
Haleem Shahla S Reader, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, - - 2011
This study was undertaken to compare the effects on intrauterine resuscitation by table tilt versus pelvic tilt position after spinal anaesthesia for Caesarian Section. PATIENTS #ENTITYSTARTX00026; FIFTY ASA I AND II PATIENTS WHO FULFILLED THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA WERE ENROLLED IN THE STUDY AND WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS: group W ...
Gupta Asha A Associate Professors, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Govt. Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, - - 2011
Day care surgery is still in its infancy in India. Both regional and general anaesthesia can be used for this. Central neuraxial blocks are simple cheap and easy to perform. This study was done to evaluate usefulness of spinal and epidural anaesthesia for day care surgery. PATIENTS #ENTITYSTARTX00026; 100 patients ...
Jonkam Collette - - 2010
Inhalation injury contributes to the morbidity and mortality of burn victims. In humans and in an ovine model of combined smoke inhalation and burn injury, bronchospasm and acute airway obstruction contribute to progressive pulmonary insufficiency. This study tests the hypothesis that muscarinic receptor antagonist therapy with tiotropium bromide, an M1 ...
Paul Jasmeet S - - 2010
Intraabdominal vascular injury (IAVI) as a result of penetrating and blunt trauma carries a high mortality rate. This study was performed to compare current mortality rates with a previously reported historic control. The experience at our institution from 1970 to 1981 was previously reported with an overall mortality rate of ...
Burston Johnny L - - 2011
We present the case of a 28-year-old female with 45 months follow-up after reimplantation of a completely extruded talus 8 days following the injury. The extruded talus was recovered at the site of the motor vehicle accident, where it had been embedded in the wreckage and subsequently transported to hospital ...
Morrison Laurie J - - 2011
The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of a prehospital trial comparing hypertonic saline and dextran (HSD) with normal saline (NS) in blunt head injury patients. The study used a double blind randomized trial. The study was conducted in air and land emergency medical services and 2 ...
Duché R - - 2010
The techniques used for carpal tunnel release are open surgery, endoscopy and retinaculum repair. Postoperative outcome, however, is often altered by pain, weakness, insufficient sensory or motor recovery and recurrences. We propose, since March 2001, a new surgical technique based on the reconstruction of the flexor retinaculum using the Canaletto®™ ...
Puckett B N - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess subjective and objective outcomes in treating recurrent cubital tunnel at secondary neurolysis by nerve wrapping with a tissue engineered three-dimensional biomatrix. Five patients with a mean age of 44.1 years and an average follow-up of 13.3 months were included in the study. ...
Castillo Tiffany N - - 2010
This study analyzes the long-term postoperative symptoms and functional outcomes of patients who underwent either traditional open (single-incision) or 2-incision carpal tunnel release (CTR). Because 2-incision CTR preserves the superficial nerves and subcutaneous tissue between the thenar and hypothenar eminences, it may account for fewer postoperative symptoms and improved functional ...
Echlin Paul Sean - - 2010
The authors investigated return-to-play duration for initial and recurrent concussion in the same season in 2 teams of junior (16-21-year-old) ice hockey players during a regular season. The authors conducted a prospective cohort study during 1 junior regular season (2009-2010) of 67 male fourth-tier ice hockey players (mean age 18.2 ...
Spijkers Anique T E - - 2010
Trauma centers are designed to improve survival and outcome of the injured patient. The implementation of these centers in the United States has shown to reduce the number of preventable deaths from serious injuries. This study compares outcomes of trauma patients during two separate time periods in a Dutch Level ...
van Dorp Karin B - - 2010
Injuries involving the Chopart joint complex are relatively rare and frequently missed or misdiagnosed, often leading to a poor functional outcome. This study was performed to determine the outcome and morbidity in patients with Chopart joint injuries, and to increase awareness of this severe injury. Patients with a Chopart dislocation ...
Huang Li-feng - - 2011
The study was performed to observe the systemic release and kinetics of high mobility group box-1 protein (HMGB1) in burned patients. 106 patients were included, and they were divided into three groups with different burn sizes: group I, group II and group III. Healthy volunteers served as normal controls (n=25). ...
Burkhardt Gabriel E - - 2011
Despite advances in revascularization following extremity vascular injury, the relationship between time to restoration of flow and functional limb salvage is unknown. The objectives of this study are to describe a large animal survival model of hind limb ischemia/reperfusion and define neuromuscular recovery following increasing ischemic periods. Sus scrofa swine ...
Moritomo Hisao - - 2010
Little attention has been paid to injury mechanisms of foveal avulsion of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). The purpose of this study was to determine whether the mechanism of injury is associated with different anatomic disruptions as well as different preoperative clinical symptoms. We also evaluated the clinical results of ...
Rüfer Florian - - 2011
To investigate the influence of alcohol consumption on the occurrence of open-globe injuries in adults. A retrospective study was made of 100 consecutive patients (81 male, 19 female) with open-globe injuries. Of these patients, 18 exhibited alcohol intoxication (group Ai), and 82 exhibited no alcohol intoxication (group nAi). Investigated parameters ...
Noordin Shahryar - - 2011
To analyze the characteristics of polytrauma patients and to assess the outcome of trauma care as this specialty has evolved over the years at a university hospital. The study included all polytrauma patients treated between January 1998 and September 2005 at a tertiary care hospital in a megacity. Data of ...
Zorn Kevin C - - 2010
Abstract Background and Purpose: Energy-based hemostasis of the prostatic vascular pedicles (PVP) during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) may cause collateral thermal injury to adjacent neural tissue and has been shown to negatively impact sexual function recovery. The unique engineering design of the EnSeal(®) (Ethicon, Cincinnati, OH) has been demonstrated to ...
Haagsma Juanita A - - 2011
Background Psychological consequences such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are currently neglected in burden-of-injury calculations. Aim To assess the disease burden of PTSD due to unintentional injury and compare this health loss with physical injury consequences. Methods From literature sources, the prevalence of PTSD at four follow-up periods (<3&emsp14;months, 3-6&emsp14;months, ...
Zhao Qing-Jv - - 2011
The study aimed to investigate the association between blood glucose or lactate and the outcomes of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), and to evaluate the effect of mild hypothermia therapy on glucose and lactate levels. Eighty-one patients with TBI were randomly divided into normothermia (n = 41) and mild hypothermia ...
Liu Yuan - - 2010
To investigate the treatment of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) with burr-hole craniotomy in our hospital. From January 2004 to December 2009, 398 patients with CSDH, 338 males and 60 females (male/female equal to 5.63/1), received burr-hole craniotomy in our hospital. The median age was 60 years with the mean age ...
Zhang Guo-liang - - 2010
To compare the effect of extensive duraplasty and subsequent early cranioplasty on the recovery of neurological function in management of patients with severe traumatic brain injuries received decompressive craniectomy. The computer-aided designation of titanium armor plate was used as a substitute for the repair of skull defect in all the ...
Hofbauer Marcus - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Civilian gunshot injuries to the head are relatively rare in the irenical European Union, and studies of treatment and outcomes are seldom for this region in the current literature. METHODS: A cohort of 85 patients with civilian head gunshot injuries, who were admitted to our University hospital over a ...
Spinos Panagiotis - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of postconcussion syndrome (PCS) in the first weeks after mild traumatic brain injury varies from 40% to 80%. However, as many as 50% of patients report symptoms for up to 3 months and 10% to 15% for more than a year. The objective of this study is ...
Bar Michal - - 2010
OBJECT: Decompressive surgery within 48 hours in patients younger than 60 years of age reduces mortality and morbidity from malignant supratentorial infarction. The goal of this study was to characterize the utilization of decompressive surgery in the Czech Republic in 2006. METHODS: This nationwide study was undertaken from September to ...
Chou Shah-Hwa - - 2010
The aim of this study was to identify the preoperative factors that affect the survival of patients who undergo esophagogastrectomy after corrosive ingestion, using analysis of their physiological condition, associated diseases, physical examination, and laboratory data. Between January 1995 and December 2005, 71 consecutive patients who underwent esophagogastrectomy for corrosive ...
Parks Jennifer K - - 2010
Return to work may be easily monitored as a surrogate of long-term functional outcome for benchmarking and performance improvement of trauma systems. We hypothesized that employment rates among survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) decrease following injury and remain depressed for an extended period of time. Data were obtained from ...
Chien Andy - - 2010
(1) To investigate the development of hypoesthesia from soon after the whiplash injury to 6 months postinjury and (2) to determine differences in detection thresholds between those with initial features of poor recovery and those without these signs. Fifty-two participants with acute whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) (<1 mo) were classified as ...
Yu Ada Hoi-Yan - - 2012
Head injury is the leading cause of death in patients with major trauma, but little is known of post-trauma rehabilitation morbidity in Hong Kong. The purpose of this study was to identify factors affecting functional outcome in hormonally active patients 6 months after head injury. Secondary analysis of the trauma ...
Fadeyibi I O - - 2011
Petroleum products are mostly inflammable and require strict regulations for safe handling. This study characterises the epidemiology of people who sustained burns from leaking petroleum pipes in Lagos, Nigeria. Risk factors for the leaks were determined and proposals for preventive measures made. Records of burn patients treated in our hospital ...
Thietje R - - 2011
Monocentric cohort study. To investigate the acquisition of knowledge about spinal cord injury (SCI)-related complications in SCI patients. Level 1 trauma center. All patients with a traumatic or non-traumatic SCI were included in the study. Data were collected at admission, post-admission at 1 and 3 months and post-discharge at 6, ...
Chakkarapani Elavazhagan - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether inhaling 50% xenon during hypothermia (HT) offers better neuroprotection than xenon or HT alone. METHODS: Ninety-eight newborn pigs underwent a 45-minute global hypoxic-ischemic insult severe enough to cause permanent brain injury, and 12 pigs underwent sham protocol. Pigs then received intravenous anesthesia and were randomized to ...
Mei Rong-Jun - - 2010
To investigate the curative effect of the self-made mechanical vibration massage instrument for treatment of brachial plexus injury in rats and to explore its mechanism. Brachial plexus injury models were made in 144 Wistar rats and one week after natural healing of the wound, they were randomly divided into 3 ...
Spiotta Alejandro M - - 2010
OBJECT: The object of this study was to determine whether brain tissue oxygen (PbtO(2))-based therapy or intracranial pressure (ICP)/cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP)-based therapy is associated with improved patient outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Seventy patients with severe TBI (postresuscitation GCS score < or = 8), admitted to ...
Helling Thomas S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Resident duty hour restriction was instituted to improve patient safety, but actual impact on patient care is unclear. We sought to determine the effect of duty hour restriction on trauma outcomes in Level I trauma centers (TCs; surgery residency programs) versus Level II TCs (those with no surgery residency ...
Brazinova Alexandra - - 2010
The goal of this study was to investigate the outcomes of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who had Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scores of 3 or 4, and were aged 66 years or older. Between January 2001 and December 2005, 13 European centers enrolled patients with severe brain trauma. ...
LeBlanc Joanne - - 2010
To evaluate the effect of a specialized multidisciplinary tracheostomy team on outcome of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). Retrospective study with historical controls. Twenty-seven patients with sTBI tracheostomized before implementation of the tracheostomy team approach and 34 patients followed by the team. A regional level 1 tertiary care ...
Vanstreels Ralph Eric Thijl - - 2010
Eleven species of Amazon parrots (genus Amazona) are known to occur in Brazil, and nest poaching and illegal traffic pose serious conservation threats to these species. When the illegal owners realize these animals are incompatible with their expectations and lifestyle, or when the police arrests traders and owners, these trafficked ...
Krahulik David - - 2010
OBJECT: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of serious morbidity and mortality. The incidence is 100-500/100,000 inhabitants/year. Chronic pituitary dysfunction is increasingly recognized after TBI. To define the incidence of endocrine dysfunction and risk factors, the authors describe a prospectively assessed group of patients in whom they documented ...
Ajami Gholam-Hossein - - 2010
Dilated cardiomyopathy is the end result of chronic iron overload in patients with beta thalassemia major. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Carvedilol in patients with beta thalassemia major and dilated cardiomyopathy. During a six-month period, fourteen patients with beta-thalassemia major and ...
Panczykowski David M - - 2011
Acute subdural hematomas (SDHs) impart serious morbidity and mortality on the elderly population, with only 5% of those older than 65 years of age attaining functional independence. Despite its widespread use, oral antithrombotic therapy (OAT) in the context of acute SDH has not been extensively studied. The authors sought to ...
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