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Marx Gerald R GR Boston Children's Hospital, - - 2013
The Pediatric Heart Network's Single Ventricle Reconstruction (SVR) trial randomized infants with single right ventricles (RVs) undergoing a Norwood procedure to a modified Blalock-Taussig or RV-to-pulmonary artery shunt. This report compares RV parameters in the 2 groups using 3-dimensional echocardiography. Three-dimensional echocardiography studies were obtained at 10 of 15 SVR ...
Park Choul Yong - - 2013
To report a case of non-Descemet stripping Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (nDMEK) in a patient with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. A 70-year-old man underwent an nDMEK in his right eye, which suffered from pseudophakic bullous keratopathy after a complicated cataract surgery was performed. Under local anesthesia, an 8-mm sized round Descemet ...
Van Der Straeten C - - 2013
A retrospective study was conducted to investigate the changes in metal ion levels in a consecutive series of Birmingham Hip Resurfacings (BHRs) at a minimum ten-year follow-up. We reviewed 250 BHRs implanted in 232 patients between 1998 and 2001. Implant survival, clinical outcome (Harris hip score), radiographs and serum chromium ...
Oh Baek Lok - - 2013
To compare the clinical outcomes between deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) with same-size grafts in patients with keratoconus. Medical records of 16 eyes from 15 patients treated from June 2005 through April 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with contact lens intolerance or who were poor candidates ...
Zendejas Benjamin - - 2013
Botulinum toxin A (BTX) confers flaccid paralysis and pain modulation when injected into a muscle. We hypothesized that long-term paralysis of the abdominal wall musculature (i.e., chemical component paralysis, CCP) would benefit incisional hernia repair (IHR) by decreasing postoperative pain, the use of opioid analgesia, and thus opioid-related side effects. ...
Manzoor Salman - - 2013
Objective: To compare the stone free rate at one week after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureterorenoscopic (URS) manipulation for proximal ureteric stone (10 - 15 mm size). Study Design: Randomized controlled trial. Place and Duration of Study: Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, from August 2010 ...
Ozgur Tumay - - 2013
Gallbladder diseases present with cholelithiasis in a wide spectrum of adenomas and cancers. Two or three specimens are sampled in cholecystectomies in routine pathology practice. The aim of this study was to investigate the increase in frequency of histologic alterations in cholecystectomies, particularly precancerous lesions, by increasing the sample size ...
Srinivasan Muthiah - - 2013
To determine whether topical corticosteroids as adjunctive therapy for bacterial keratitis improves long-term clinical outcomes. Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-masked clinical trial. This multicenter trial compared 1.0% prednisolone sodium phosphate to placebo in the treatment of bacterial keratitis among 500 patients with culture-positive ulcers receiving 48 hours of moxifloxacin before randomization. The ...
Saad Yasmin Y Endemic Medicine and Hepatology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University , Cairo, Egypt - - 2013
Background and Aim: Liver stiffness measured by transient elastgraphy correlates with Hepatic vein pressure gradient, liver Stiffness value of 21 kpa predicts significant portal hypertension. Aim is to predict esophageal varices presence by fibroscan and possible grading by degree of liver stiffness in HCV related cirrhotic patients. Material and Methods: ...
Yang Jonathan A - - 2013
The search continues for the ideal composite biologic graft (CBG). We have performed aortic root replacements with CBGs, initially with a stented pericardial valve in a Valsalva graft (Gen1) and subsequently with the stentless 3f valve (Gen2). The valve is sewn at the base of the graft sinuses, leaving residual ...
Friesenbichler Joerg - - 2013
Artificial bone graft substitutes are widely used to fill bony defects after curettage of benign tumors. We sought to evaluate the efficacy of one such bone graft substitute, geneX(®), which contains tricalcium phosphate and calcium sulphate; however, during the course of this study we observed a high number of complications. ...
Jeon Hwang Gyun - - 2013
To investigate the impact of tumour size on postoperative glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in patients undergoing radical nephrectomy (RN) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We retrospectively identified 1371 patients who underwent RN between 1995 and 2010. Serum creatinine levels were measured preoperatively, within 7days of RN, at 3months, 1 and ...
Lee Chang Kyun - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:There are few data on cold snare polypectomy (CSP) in direct comparison with cold forceps polypectomy (CFP) for colonoscopic resection of diminutive colorectal polyps (DCPs; ≤5 mm). The primary aim of this study was to compare the histologic polyp eradication rate of CSP with that of CFP using double-biopsy technique.METHODS:This was ...
Smith Tomas - - 2013
Background and purpose Humeral resurfacing has shown promising results for osteoarthritis, but revisions for glenoid erosion have been reported frequently. We investigated the hypothesis that preoperative glenoid wear and postoperative progress of glenoid erosion would influence the clinical outcome. Methods We reviewed 61 resurfacing hemiarthroplasties (55 patients) for primary osteoarthritis. ...
Calabrese Carlo - - 2013
To evaluate if 3 mo oral supplementation with Eviendep(®) was able to reduce the number of duodenal polyps in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) patients with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). Eleven FAP patients with IPAA and duodenal polyps were enrolled. They underwent upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy at the baseline and after ...
Garay József - - 2013
In this paper, we study the egalitarianism-game in multilevel selection situation. The individuals form reproductive groups. In each group, an egalitarianism-game determines the number of juveniles of different phenotypes (spiteful, envious, neutral and donator). Before the juveniles form the next reproductive group, they have to survive either predators' attacks or ...
Kiviniemi A M - - 2013
Autonomic dysfunction decreases within-subject correlation between R-R interval length (RRi) and vagally mediated RRi variability in cardiac disease. We tested the hypothesis that overtraining syndrome (OTS) may also weaken this relationship. Nine OTS and 10 control endurance athletes underwent 24-h electrocardiogram monitoring, which was repeated in eight OTS and nine ...
Paradisi Roberto - - 2013
Our aim is to determine if the reproductive performance after hysteroscopic resection of partial uterine septum was related to septum size. The retrospective and comparative cohort study was conducted in a University-affiliated Hospital. A cohort of 112 non-parous patients was treated for a partial uterine septum. The septum size was ...
Al Senaidi Khalfan S - - 2013
Different surgical techniques for complete atrioventricular septal defect (CAVSD) repair have been described, with the double-patch technique being most frequently employed. More recently a newer technique using a modified single-patch repair has been advocated. We hypothesized that the modified single-patch technique would result in an increased incidence of the two ...
Lade Himani - - 2013
The objectives of this study were to ascertain the feasibility of transcanal endoscopic underlay myringoplasty using temporalis fascia and compare the results with microscopic myringoplasty. This prospective randomized trial included 60 patients with mucosal chronic otitis media with tympanic membrane perforations of all sizes and locations apart from posteriorly based ...
Romanelli Giovanni - - 2013
Transcatheter closure of moderate sized atrial septal defects (ASD) has been demonstrated to be safe and effective. However, the feasibility of transcatheter closure of very large defects is less clear, particularly when an aortic rim of septal tissue is absent. The study included patients referred for transcatheter ASD closure with ...
Kim Chang Whan - - 2013
To investigate the time and extent of recovery of dilated common bile duct (CBD) after extraction of CBD stones and to identify factors related to long-term dilatation of the CBD. A total of 329 consecutive patients undergoing endoscopic extraction of CBD stones between January 2008 and December 2012 were recruited. ...
Song Jinyoung - - 2013
Purpose: For the successful completion of transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects with the Amplatzer septal occluder, shape of the defects should be considered prior to selecting the device. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of a transcatheter closure of oval shaped atrial septal defect. Materials ...
Patsalis Polykarpos C - - 2013
This study sought to evaluate whether supra-aortic angiography during preparatory balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) improves valve sizing. Current recommendations for valve size selection are based on annular measurements by transesophageal echocardiography and computed tomography, but paravalvular aortic regurgitation (PAR) is a frequent problem. Data of 270 consecutive patients with either ...
Bartakian Sergio - - 2013
This study sought to determine whether transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) can provide safety and efficacy equivalent to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for assessment and guidance of transcatheter atrial septal defect (ASD) closure in pediatric patients. We performed a prospective randomized trial of ASD closure using the Amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) from March ...
Lairakdomrong Khanittha - - 2013
Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a common congenital heart disease in adults. Amplatzer septal occluder is one of the most common devices used for transcatheter closure due to its high success rate and ease to implant. Cocoon atrial septal occluder is a new nitinol-based device, its shape resembles Amplatzer septal ...
Filardo Giovanni G Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX 76206, USA. - - 2013
To assess whether survival differences exist between patients undergoing immediate open repair vs surveillance with selective repair for 4.0- to 5.4-cm abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and whether these differences vary by diameter, within sexes, or overall. The study cohort included 2226 patients randomized to immediate repair or surveillance for the ...
Bhat Suraksha S Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Whitefield, - - 2013
Objectives: The primary objective of the following study is to determine and secondary objective is to compare the efficacy and safety of 5% amlexanox oral paste in the treatment of recurrent minor aphthous ulcers and also to evaluate the recurrence rate of aphthous ulcers over a period of 1 year. ...
Santarpino Giuseppe G Department of Cardiac Surgery, Klinikum Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany. - - 2013
The study aim was to report the results of a single-center cohort of patients who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) with a sutureless prosthesis in case of cardiac reoperation (REDO). Between March 2010 and December 2011, a total of 83 patients underwent AVR with the Perceval S sutureless aortic bioprosthesis ...
Ozkan Hakan H Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Bursa, Turkey. - - 2013
The study aim was to evaluate the immediate and long-term results of single inflation using a larger balloon size in patients with symptomatic rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) METHODS: Among a study population of 231 patients with MS, percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) was performed using the Inoue balloon technique. The ...
Kukkonen Juha - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the tear size and the short-term clinical outcome of rotator cuff reconstruction. The hypothesis was that the size of the rotator cuff tear has a direct negative correlation with post-operative clinical outcome. Five hundred and seventy-six consecutive shoulders with ...
Somani Bhaskar K - - 2013
To compare the outcomes of flexible ureterorenoscopy and lasertripsy (FURS) using digital and conventional FURS for kidney stones. From September 2007 to April 2011, 118 patients underwent FURS (by the same surgeon). The outcomes were compared between equal numbers of procedures (59 each) using a conventional flexible ureterorenoscope (C-FURS; Olympus ...
Kishnani Priya S - - 2013
Diagnostic delays in Pompe disease are common. The diagnostic gap (the time from the onset of symptoms to the diagnosis of Pompe disease) and factors associated with diagnostic delays were examined among Pompe Registry patients in three onset categories: Group A, onset ≤12 months of age with cardiomyopathy; Group B, ...
Abdelfattah E M - - 2013
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of group size on behavior, growth, health, and welfare of veal calves. Holstein-Friesian bull calves (n = 168; 44 ± 3 d of age) were assigned randomly to 1 of 3 treatments of group housing with 2, 4, or 8 ...
Liu Tom J - - 2013
For thymoma, the feasibility of resection via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) remains controversial. The objective of our study was to compare the outcomes of VATS and transsternal thymectomy in order to evaluate the efficacy of the VATS method for treatment of early stage thymoma. This study is a retrospective study ...
Moon Jeonggeun - - 2013
Left atrial (LA) enlargement is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after radiofrequency ablation (RFA). However, impact of right atrial (RA) size on outcomes after RFA is unclear. Patients who underwent RFA of AF (n=242, 197 men, 57±11years) were enrolled (159 paroxysmal [PaAF] and 83 persistent [PeAF]). Three-dimensional RA and ...
De Martino Randall R - - 2013
=0.001). Patients unfit for oAAA had higher rates of cardiac (7.8% versus 3.1%, P<0.01) and pulmonary (3.6 versus 1.6, P<0.01) complications and worse survival rates at 5 years (61% versus 80%; log rank P<0.01) compared with those deemed fit for oAAA. Finally, patients designated as unfit for oAAA had worse ...
Jiang Chun-Yan - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Bony Bankart lesions can be treated with arthroscopic repair. However, few studies have evaluated the importance of bony fragment reduction and healing to stability of the glenohumeral joint after arthroscopic bony Bankart repair. PURPOSE:To evaluate functional results after surgery and determine the correlation between reduction and healing of the fracture ...
Choi Ji Yun - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Successful surgical correction of nasal tip position requires preoperative analysis. Perceived adequate nasal tip position depends on its relationship with other facial features. Nasal tip position can be affected by the subnasal contour, proportion of facial height, and relative facial size and shape. The relation of these factors to ...
Kim Young Kyu - - 2013
BACKGROUND:In rotator cuff repair, no practical guidelines exist for deciding which technique is the most beneficial to outcomes. PURPOSE:To determine which of 2 repair techniques, the single-row (SR) and double-row suture bridge (DR-SB) methods, leads to better therapeutic outcomes in terms of remnant tendon length in patients with larger than ...
Whitehead Paul N - - 2013
This study analyzed the top 3 successful snatch attempts by individual lifters in each weight class at a US National Championship weightlifting meet. Two-dimensional body position and characteristics of the lifts were compared via 2-D video analysis in groups of lifters that displaced forward, showed no displacement, or displaced backward ...
Namdari Surena - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the baseline function and results of arthroscopic cuff repair in shoulders with small and medium-sized full-thickness cuff tears with complete supraspinatus disruption compared with those with an intact anterior supraspinatus tendon. The study evaluated 112 subjects with small and medium-sized cuff tears. ...
Moawad F J - - 2013
Oesophageal dilation is one of the most effective options in the management of symptoms of eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE). However, earlier reports described an increased rate of complications. To perform a meta-analysis of population-based studies of the risks associated with dilation and the clinical efficacy and duration of response to dilation ...
Kumar Anup - - 2013
Aims and Objectives: The best management of upper ureteric calculi is undefined. We performed a prospective randomized comparison between semi-rigid ureteroscopy and shock wave lithotripsy for upper ureteric stones < 2 cm to evaluate safety and efficacy of both procedures. Materials and Methods: Patients with single radio-opaque upper ureteric stone ...
Lang H - - 2013
To assess the use of local haemostatic agents (HA) in a prospective multicentre large series of partial nephrectomies. Prospective National Observational Registry on the Practices of Haemostasis in Partial Nephrectomy. The study was conducted in 54 French urologic centers between the 1 of June till the 31 of December 2010. ...
McArthur Tatum A - - 2013
Objectives- To evaluate changes in the common duct diameter on sonography over time in patients with and without cholecystectomy. Methods- We retrospectively evaluated the common duct diameter, central biliary dilatation, and interval change in 1079 patients who underwent sonography at least 2 years apart over a 6-year period. A board-certified ...
Cho Eun Hyun - - 2013
Background: For successful transcatheter closure of an atrial septal defect with the Amplatzer septal occluder, the shape of the defect should be considered before selecting the device size. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of transcatheter closure of an ovoid atrial septal defect.Methods: Between January 2010 ...
Zhou Daxin - - 2013
Decline in platelet count (DPC) in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing percutaneous transcatheter closure (PTC) has seldom been reported. We sought to investigate the incidence, severity and predictors of DPC among patients with CHD undergoing PTC. Patients with CHD undergoing PTC in our department were consecutively included. Platelet ...
Hrabalek Lumir - - 2013
The aim of this study was to compare resection and biopsy of glioblastoma (GBM) in eloquent brain areas (EBA). This was a prospective evaluation of 38 patients with GBM in EBA. 22 were treated by surgical resection and 16 by biopsy. Preoperative KPS, neurological status and size of lesion on ...
Hemsworth P H - - 2013
A total of 3,120 sows, in 4 time replicates, were used to determine the effects of group size and floor space on sow welfare using behavioral, physiological, health, and fitness variables. Within 1 to 7 d post-insemination, sows were assigned randomly to treatments of a 3 × 6 factorial arrangement, ...
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