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Lai Chi-Cheng CC Cardiovascular Center (C.-C.L., G.-Y.M.); Department of Biological Sciences (C.-C.L.), National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung; School of Medicine (C.-C.L., H.-C.F., C.-J.T., C.-P.L.), National Yang-Ming University, - - 2014
To determine whether the use of a paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) improves patency in patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for recurrent juxtaanastomotic stenosis of radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (RCAVFs). This prospective study recruited hemodialysis patients with two short (< 2 cm) and separated inflow RCAVF lesions. After dilation of lesions using ...
Lassaline-Utter Mary M New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Kennett Square, PA, - - 2014
To review the signalment, clinical characteristics, and outcome of horses with nonhealing corneal ulcers treated with diamond burr debridement (DBD); and to evaluate the role of ulcer duration, size and location, and bandage contact lens (BCL) placement on healing. From January 2012-April 2013, 60 horses were diagnosed with ulcers classified ...
Scherer John R JR Departments of *Medicine †Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
We sought to compare the efficacy and safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided endoscopic resection (ER) and endoscopic band ligation (EBL) for autoamputation of small duodenal carcinoids. The ideal management of small duodenal carcinoid tumors remains unclear. A retrospective review of duodenal carcinoids over a 10-year period (2002 to 2012) was performed ...
Pham Vinh V University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, - - 2014
To determine the incidence of vocal cord (VC) paralysis and dysphagia after aortic arch reconstruction, including the Norwood procedure. Tertiary children's hospital. Retrospective cohort. Database/chart review of neonates requiring Norwood or arch surgery between January 2005 and December 2012. Demographics, postoperative VC function, dysphagia, need for gastrostomy tube and/or tracheotomy, ...
Hwang Insang I Department of Urology, Chonnam National University, 42, Jebongno, Gwangju, Donggu, 501-757, Republic of - - 2014
Studies of predictive factors of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) failure in patients with ureteral stones have not yielded results sufficient to prevent ESWL failure. The present study investigated patients with ureteral stone and analyzed the predictive factors of ESWL failure. Ninety patients with ureteral stone treated from January 2006 to ...
Tsuyuki Yoshiaki Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2014
Objectives: Factor(s) affecting the sac size of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) remain unclear. We compared the diameter of the aneurysm sac at one year after surgery with the preoperative diameter using CT images.Methods: Patients who underwent EVAR at Juntendo University Hospital were involved. According ...
Koh Kyoung Hwan KH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:One of the goals of rotator cuff repair is to restore the torn tendon to its original insertion anatomically. However, it is sometimes difficult to restore the entire footprint. PURPOSE:This study was undertaken to evaluate the variables affecting this repair coverage and to discern the differences in retear rate and ...
Kannan Subramanian S Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, - - 2014
An elevation of fractionated plasma or urinary metanephrine (MN) or nor-metanephrine (NMN), collectively called metanephrines (MN and NMN), greater than 4-fold above the upper limit of normal (ULN) is usually considered to be diagnostic for pheochromocytoma (PHEO). There is a greater number of false positive results when the elevations are ...
Curry David D Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern - - 2014
To present the oncological outcomes in a series of patients with cT1a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and its effect on the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Forty-five patients (48 renal units) treated at the Belfast City Hospital, over 4 years. Average age is 61.5 years (range ...
Bairdain Sigrid S Department of Pediatric Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the incidence of catheter-associated venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) patients treated at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) and to identify possible risk factors associated with their development. We performed a retrospective analysis of LGEA patients from 2005 to 2012. Symptomatic VTEs with radiographic confirmation ...
Darshan D D DD Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, K V G Dental College & Hospital, Sullia, Karnataka, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of topical antiinflammatory agent (amlexanox 5%), along with topical antiseptic, analgesic, and anesthetic agent (benzalkonium chloride 0.01%, choline salicylate 8.7% and lidocaine hydrochloride 2%), in promoting ulcer healing, decreasing ulcer size, erythema, pain and recurrence in minor RAS. A randomized control trial was conducted on 100 ...
Filardo Giuseppe G II Clinic-Biomechanics Laboratory, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Matrix-assisted autologous chondrocyte transplantation (MACT) was developed to overcome the limitations of first-generation autologous chondrocyte implantation. Although short-term/midterm results are now available for a small series of patients, the literature still lacks studies on large cohorts of patients evaluated at midterm/long-term follow-up. PURPOSE:Not all patients can have the same benefit ...
King Jr Talmadge E TE Univ of California at San Francisco, Chair, Department of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States ; - - 2014
Rationale: FVC is a standard primary endpoint in clinical trials evaluating novel therapies for patients with IPF. However, all-cause mortality or a composite comprised of all-cause mortality and all-cause non-elective hospitalization has been proposed as the standard primary endpoint. Objectives: Conduct an evaluation of mortality in three Phase 3 clinical ...
Rodriguez-Merchan E C EC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Radiosynovectomy (RS) is known to be effective in the treatment of chronic haemophiliac synovitis. Its effectiveness may, however, be different when the joint treated shows articular degeneration in simple radiography (ADSR). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness or otherwise of RS in the presence of ADSR. ...
Oppong Kofi W KW Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Unit, Freeman Hospital , Newcastle upon Tyne , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. To determine the yield of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the investigation of patients with normal liver function tests (LFTs) and unexplained dilatation of common bile duct (CBD) and/or pancreatic duct (PD), following CT and/or magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography. Materials and methods. Consecutive patients undergoing linear EUS between January 2007 ...
Wang Xian-Qiang XQ Xian-Qiang Wang, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, - - 2014
To investigate the impact of portal inflow on liver remnants in a stable pig model of small-for-size syndrome. Twenty pigs underwent mesocaval shunt (MCS) surgery followed by 85%-90% hepatectomy. The control group had no shunt placement; the S1 group had portal flow maintained at an average of 2.0 times the ...
Appleton N D - - 2014
This study assesses the predictive value of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in relation to 30-day and overall mortality following open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs. In addition, it assess assesses any correlation between NLR and age, size of the AAA and gender. Patients undergoing elective or urgent open repair ...
Netsch Christopher C Department of Urology, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Hamburg, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the association between perioperative morbidity and prostate size in patients with benign prostatic obstruction treated with thulium:YAG vapoenucleation of the prostate (ThuVEP). Methods: 687 patients were prospectively analyzed. Prostate size was <40 ml in 196 (group A), 40-79 ml in 336 (group B) and ≥80 ml in ...
Lv Mingming M Resident, Department of Oral Maxillofacial-Head Neck Oncology, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shanghai, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to estimate the effect of different defect sizes and flaps used on the postoperative soft palate functional outcomes. The study included 45 consecutive patients who were treated by 3 different reconstructive flaps for their soft palate defect. Postoperative speech and swallowing functions were ...
Sevim Kamuran Zeynep KZ Attending Surgeon, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sisli Etfal Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Composite chondrocutaneous grafts have been used widely for patients with cleft lip nasal deformity, alar defects, and septal perforations; however, the graft viability can be easily compromised. The aim of the present study was to extend the safe length of the composite chondrocutaneous grafts by enhancement of angiogenesis and re-epithelialization ...
Nardone Heather C HC Division of Otolaryngology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE To our knowledge, the rate of change in the size of pediatric vocal fold nodules (VFNs) has not been investigated. Improved understanding of the factors that affect change in VFN size may help to better guide treatment decisions and counselling of families. OBJECTIVE To characterize the rate of change ...
Song Bong Gun BG Department of Cardiology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul-Korea. - - 2014
There are few data regarding clinical characteristics, laboratory parameters, electrocardiographic and echocardiographic findings in takotsubo cardiomyopathy patients presenting with QT prolongation. Aim of this study was to investigate the differences in these parameters between takotsubo cardiomyopathy patients presenting with and those without QT prolongation. We performed an observational retrospective study. ...
Li Jinyang J The School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, - - 2014
To evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) using precut anterior lamellar cap (ALC) for patients with herpes simplex keratitis. In this single-centre retrospective study, 48 consecutive patients with herpes simplex keratitis and having undergone DALK using either big bubble technique or manual lamellar dissection, ...
Borz Bogdan B Department of Cardiology, Charles Nicolle University Hospital, INSERM U 1096, 1 rue de Germont, Rouen , Cedex, 76031, - - 2014
Aims: It is currently unknown whether the expandable sheath (e-sheath) for transfemoral Edwards transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) has a lower rate of access complications than the fixed size sheath (f-sheath). Our aim was to compare the incidence of procedural complications when using f-sheath versus e-sheath during TAVR.Methods: We included 162 ...
Giannini Sandro S Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna University, Bologna, - - 2014
Severe posttraumatic ankle arthritis poses a reconstructive challenge in the young and active patient. Bipolar fresh total osteochondral allograft (BFTOA) may represent an intriguing alternative to arthrodesis and prosthetic replacement. The purpose of this article was to evaluate the outcomes of BFTOA performed through an anterior approach to the ankle ...
Newmann Sara J SJ Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, - - 2014
To increase access to early second-trimester surgical abortion by determining noninferiority of same-day synthetic osmotic dilators compared with overnight Laminaria for cervical preparation before early second-trimester dilation and evacuation. We enrolled women between 14 and 18 weeks of gestation and randomized them to same-day synthetic osmotic dilators or overnight Laminaria. ...
Ugur Murat M Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
The study objective was to evaluate whether aortic valve replacement with the Trifecta valve (St Jude Medical Inc, St Paul, Minn) using simple sutures produces better hemodynamic performance than valve replacement with noneverting pledget-reinforced sutures. We analyzed prospectively acquired 1-year hemodynamic data of patients with small aortic annulus sizes who were enrolled ...
Puskas Gabor J GJ Belgrist University, Zürich, - - 2014
Aseptic implant loosening is one of the most common complications leading to revision surgery in total elbow arthroplasty. Different humeral stem lengths are available with varying designs. In general, the decision of which stem length to use depends on the surgical diagnosis or simply the surgeon preference. Often, the longer ...
Patel N K NK Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust, Barnet, Hertfordshire, UK. - - 2014
Few studies have reported the outcome of hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) with respect to implant characteristics from non-specialist centres. We report the survival, clinical and radiological outcomes of a single surgeon series of HRA with an average follow-up duration of five years. All consecutive HRAs performed by a single surgeon ...
Karakus Suleyman Cuneyt SC Department of Pediatric Surgery, Gaziantep Children Hospital, Gaziantep, - - 2014
Purpose: Meatal stenosis is still a common problem in tubularized incised plate urethroplasty. In this study, we aimed to seek for a relationship between the size of urethral catheter and meatal stenosis formation in children undergoing tubularized incised plate urethroplasty. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 83 children who underwent ...
Harris John P JP Gastrointestinal Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases Department, Public Health England, London, - - 2014
To assess the impact of ward or bay closures, specifically, whether prompt closure of an affected ward shortens the duration of norovirus outbreaks and the resulting disruption in hospitals. Analysis of summary data from hospitals on outbreaks of norovirus from 2009 to 2012. Using a large outbreak surveillance dataset, we ...
Hu Xu-Qi XQ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, - - 2014
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) has become one of the most widely used procedures for lumbar spinal disorders. However, it is still unclear whether TLIF with unilateral pedicle screw (PS) fixation is as effective as that with bilateral PS fixation. We performed a meta-analysis of the literatures and aimed to ...
Protopapas Athanasios A 0000-0001-9395-9162 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, "Alexandra" Hospital, 3 Aisopou Street, Marousi, 15122 Athens, - - 2014
We conducted this prospective cohort study to standardize our laparoscopic technique of excision of posterior deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) nodules, according to their size, location, and geometry, including 36 patients who were grouped, according to principal pelvic expansion of the nodule, into groups with central (group 1) and lateral (group ...
Gonen Murat M Department of Urology, Baskent University, Konya, Turkey. - - 2014
Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) with double-J stenting is a good option for large kidney calculi without increasing blood loss. In many centers tubeless PCNL is performed under general anesthesia. In the present study we evaluated the impact of spinal anesthesia in patients undergoing tubeless PCNL. Material and Methods: Between February ...
Karahan Eyyup E Alfagoz Eye Center, Mithatpasa Caddesi No. 247/A, Balcova, 35330 Izmir, - - 2014
Purpose. The aim of this study is to examine the influence of capsulotomy size on, spherical equivalent (SE), intraocular pressure (IOP), and macular thickness. Materials and Methods. Sixty-eight patients were examined preoperatively and 1, 4, and 12 weeks after Nd:YAG capsulotomy. Patients were divided into two groups based on the ...
Shan Liancheng L Postdoctoral Research Station of Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Science and Technology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China; Department of Orthopedics, Tenth People's Hospital of Tongji University, Shanghai, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes of patients with full-thickness small to large sized tears undergoing all-arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair. A literature search for electronic databases and references for eligible studies was conducted through Medline, Embase and Cochrane library between 1969 and 2013. A ...
She Yan-Fen YF Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China ; Hebei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shijiazhuang 050200, - - 2014
Electrical skin resistance (ESR) measurements were performed with a four-electrode impedance detector at 10 points bilaterally on the first day of and the third day after menstruation in 48 healthy volunteers and 46 primary dysmenorrhea (PD) patients, to assess whether ESR changes of acupuncture points can reflect menstrual pain or ...
Guzel Ali Irfan AI Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Division of Infertility and Gynecological Endocrinology, Women's Health Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey E-mail : - - 2014
Purpose: The objective of this study was to assess the predictive role of the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for invasion of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 127 women who were managed at our clinic for GTD. Of all patients, 8 showed invasion according ...
Cakiroglu Basri B Department of Urology, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital Umraniye, Istanbul, - - 2014
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) has long been used successfully to dissolve ureteral stones. We researched whether Hounsfield values of ureteral stones is a factor that affects the success of SWL. Data from 144 patients who had diagnoses of ureteral stones and underwent SWL, were retrospectively reviewed between January 2011 ...
Stival Larissa Rossana Souza LR Goiânia Eye Institute, Goiânia, Goiás, - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical outcome(s) and complication(s) of subconjunctival bevacizumab treatment in patients with recurrent pterygium. This prospective case series included patients who had undergone pterygium surgery and were diagnosed with recurrent pterygium. All patients received one subconjunctival injection of 0.5 mL of bevacizumab (2.5 mg/0.1 mL). The main outcome ...
Yücel Neslihan N Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Malatya, - - 2014
Traumatic central cord syndrome (TCCS) is the most frequently encountered incomplete spinal cord injury, and it is a relatively rare situation in children younger than 15 years, but may have serious consequences. We report the case of a 2-year-old female child with upper extremity weakness following a simple fall. All ...
Seo Hiroyuki H Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukui Cardiovascular Center, Shinbo 2-228, Fukui, 910-0833, Japan, - - 2013
The Trifecta valve is a recent, newly designed high performance valve, with few studies on the clinical and hemodynamic data. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the early clinical and echocardiographic results of the Trifecta valve. Between April 2012 and December 2012, 23 consecutive patients underwent aortic valve ...
Park Shi-Nae - - 2013
The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the outcome of paper patch myringoplasty for chronic tympanic membrane (TM) perforations and to explore the predictive factors for a successful closure. A retrospective study was performed in a tertiary referral center. Data of the patients who met the inclusion criteria ...
Sharma Shyam Sundar - - 2013
Short-term common bile duct stenting has been shown to decrease stone size, but its effect on mechanical lithotripsy has not been reported. Sixty patients of difficult bile duct stones were subjected to mechanical lithotripsy. Thirty patients were subjected to mechanical lithotripsy at the time of first endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (group ...
Frieling T - - 2013
Background: Although colonoscopy is the standard procedure in the diagnosis of colorectal neoplasia, a significant number of clinical relevant lesions may be missed even by experienced endoscopists using current technology. A transparent cap mounted at the tip of a colonoscope may be an easy way to extend the visual field ...
Bachali Belhadj A - - 2013
Objective: evaluate the assay of urinary metanephrines in diagnosis of pheochromocytoma (PH) and determine diagnostic cut-off values. methods: this is a retrospective study about 87 patients suspected of pheochromocytoma,whose of  24-h urinary fractionated metanephrine was measured. These cases were collected from Internal Medecine Departments (A and B) at Charles Nicolle's ...
Wang Cai C Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, - - 2013
Fipronil is a widely used insecticide for termite control. Although transfer of fipronil among termite cohorts has been investigated in previous studies, no study has yet focused on the influence of termite group size (density) on horizontal transfer. In this study, the mortality of donor and recipient Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki ...
Looney A T - - 2013
To identify the incidence and features of significant incidental findings discussed at our departmental multidisciplinary team meeting (MDM). The improved quality of radiological imaging has resulted in increased rates of incidental findings. Although some may be trivial, many have clinical significance and early diagnosis and treatment may be beneficial. A ...
Ji Hyung-Min - - 2013
The role of herniation pits as a radiographic indicator is still debated. This case-control study was to determine (1) the prevalence and sizes of herniation pits and (2) the relationship between herniation pits and femoral and acetabular bony morphology consistent with femoroacetabular impingement. This comparative study was performed on 151 ...
Fokin Alexander A - - 2013
Appropriate femoral component positioning and sizing is essential for proper kinematic function in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Anterior or posterior referencing (AR or PR) are two major techniques for setting center of rotation and for balancing the sagittal plane of the arthroplasty. Both techniques have advantages and disadvantages. Minimally invasive ...
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