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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 ...
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 ...
Hwang Ho Young HY Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, - - 2013
We evaluated long-term results of De Vega annuloplasty measured by cylindrical sizers for functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) and analyzed the impact of measured annular size on the late recurrence of tricuspid valve regurgitation. Between 2001 and 2011, 177 patients (57.9±10.5 yr) underwent De Vega annuloplasty for FTR. Three cylindrical sizers ...
Altintas Ramazan - - 2013
We reported our experience with percutaneous nephrolithotomy in children and compared the outcomes, including the morbidity and success rates, regarding the instruments of different sizes. One hundred and seventy-three paediatric patients, who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy in our clinic between 1999 and 2013, were assessed. According to the size of instruments ...
Cassese Salvatore - - 2013
Systematic investigation of restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare metal stents (BMS) or first or second generation drug eluting stents (DES) in large scale, broadly inclusive patient populations undergoing follow-up angiography represents a gap in our scientific knowledge. We investigated the incidence of angiographically proven restenosis and its ...
Kim Young-Kyu - - 2013
BACKGROUND:There has been no study about treatment guidelines for arthroscopic repair according to the size of bony Bankart lesions of less than 25% of the glenoid width. PURPOSE:To evaluate the results of arthroscopic repair for bony Bankart lesions managed with different repair techniques based on their size. STUDY DESIGN:Case series; ...
Song Jinyoung - - 2013
Objectives: It was our aim to evaluate whether the defect area plays a crucial role in successful device closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs). Methods: The long and short diameters of the defect were measured on en-face images. The defect area was then measured by planimetry. The device size compared ...
Giesinger K - - 2013
The aim of this study was to compare the responsiveness of various patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and clinician-reported outcomes following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) over a 2-year period. Data were collected in a prospective cohort study of primary TKA. Patients who had completed Forgotten Joint Score-12, WOMAC osteoarthritis index, EQ-5D, ...
Sabatino Giovanni - - 2013
Duraplasty can be performed both by means of autologous tissues (such as galea-pericranium, temporal muscle, fascia lata) or by commercially available dural patches. Nowadays many neurosurgeons consider galea-pericranium duraplasty time-consuming, technically demanding or not adequate, thus dural surrogates are increasingly popular. In this prospective research we compared duraplasty using autologous ...
Ghai Babita - - 2013
The optimal end-tidal sevoflurane and desflurane concentration for successful ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) removal in unpremedicated anaesthetised adults has not been determined. We determined end-tidal sevoflurane and desflurane concentration in 50% of anaesthetised adults (EC50: concentration at which there is 50% chance of patients showing 'no movement' response) for ...
de Sequera Patricia - - 2013
Introduction: Haemodiafiltration (HDF) with high reinfusion volumes is the most effective technique for clearing uraemic toxins. There are various modalities depending on the location where the replacement volume is administered in the extracorporeal circuit: pre-dilution, mixed or mid-dilution and post-dilution, in which the infusion is carried out pre-dilution, pre- and ...
Gupta Parul Chawla - - 2013
To evaluate the role of brimonidine (BMD), an alpha-2 agonist, in the management of clinically significant macular edema (CSME) in diabetic maculopathy with ischemic changes. A prospective, randomized controlled trial including 30 eyes of 30 metabolically stable diabetic patients with CSME showing fundus fluorescein angiography documented ischemic changes. Group I ...
Zhang Junbo J Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing, - - 2013
To explore whether the variables resulting from anatomical and physiological examinations can be combined to predict the outcomes of velopharyngeal surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Prospective design with a retrospective review. A total of 119 patients with OSA received velopharyngeal surgery, including revised uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with uvula preservation and transpalatal ...
Longo Benedetto - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate nipple-areola complex sensation at 48-month follow-up following superolateral pedicled reduction mammaplasty using the pressure-specified sensory device. Data regarding nipple-areola complex sensation for static and moving one- and two-point discrimination were collected from 30 active group hypertrophic-breasted patients undergoing superolateral pedicled reduction mammaplasty ...
Myung David - - 2013
To provide a literature review on the evidence both for and against pupil size as an independent predictor of adverse visual outcomes after LASIK. Peer-reviewed publications on the effect of pupil size on LASIK outcomes since 2002 are reviewed. Particular attention was paid to the following attributes of each publication: ...
Ohayon Regina R Orthopedic Inpatient Unit, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, NC, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of incorrectly sized knee-high graduated compression stockings (GCS) and skin irregularities in the lower legs of postoperative orthopedic patients. Using a descriptive study design, researchers evaluated a convenience sample of postoperative orthopedic surgical patients on each postoperative day. Surgical and ...
Erturhan Sakip S Department of Urology, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, - - 2013
We investigate the predictability of medical expulsive therapy (MET) success with alpha blockers based on Hounsfield unit (HU) values and Hounsfield density (HD) values measured by computed tomography (CT) for distal ureteral stones. Between July 2011 and May 2012, 44 patients (19 female and 25 male) with 5- to 10-mm ...
Kim Kyoung-Nam - - 2013
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of a sleeve technique during endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in primary nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) patients with a high lacrimal sac. Materials and Methods: The medical records of 45 patients (49 cases) undergoing endoscopic DCR for primary NLDO with a high lacrimal sac were retrospectively reviewed. ...
Berquet Gaetan - - 2013
To evaluate the impact of a ureteral access sheath (UAS) on stone-free (SF) rate after flexible ureteroscopy for upper urinary tract stones. We retrospectively reviewed 280 patients who underwent flexible ureteroscopy (URS) for upper urinary tract stone between 2009 and 2012. Patients were divided into two groups based on whether ...
Montserrat Sílvia - - 2013
Left atrial (LA) size has been related to the success of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, potential predictors after a repeated procedure are unknown. We evaluate predictive factors related to successful AF ablation after a first and a repeated RFCA. A total of 154 patients with ...
Saliba Issam - - 2013
The objective of this study is to describe the superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) and its vestibule-cochlear manifestations, while analyzing dehiscence size, audiogram and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) changes following dehiscence obliteration. We conducted a prospective study in a tertiary referral center. All Patients diagnosed and surgically treated for SCDS ...
Shand James A - - 2013
Objectives:To define the size of the LMS in the Northern Irish population and investigate the clinical feasibility, safety and efficacy of post dilation beyond nominal diameter of current generation DES when treating the LMS. Background:There is no prospective data examining the need, feasibility and safety of over-expansion of current generation ...
Spiegl Ulrich J - - 2013
Studies dealing with acute osseous Bankart lesions and corresponding treatment strategies are rare. The purpose of this study is to analyze the results after applying our treatment algorithm for acute glenoid rim fractures caused by first time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations. 25 patients were included in this retrospective case series. ...
Hontanilla Bernardo - - 2013
Our aim was to describe our experience with the masseteric nerve in the reanimation of short term facial paralysis. We present our outcomes using a quantitative measurement system and discuss its advantages and disadvantages. Between 2000 and 2012, 23 patients had their facial paralysis reanimated by masseteric-facial coaptation. All patients ...
Kristin A Descovich - - 2013
Prey species that congregate gain protection against predatory attacks and this advantage is often reflected by a reduction in vigilance behaviour by individuals in larger groups. Comparatively few studies have investigated vigilance in solitary animals, but those that have, found that vigilance increases as group size increases because of the ...
Mariscalco Michael W - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of graft size on patient-reported outcomes and revision risk after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. A retrospective chart review of prospectively collected cohort data was performed, and 263 of 320 consecutive patients (82.2%) undergoing primary ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograft ...
Huang Tsung-Hsi TH Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, No.155, Sec.2, Linong Street, Taipei, 112 Taiwan, R.O.C.; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Tao-Yuan General Hospital, Taoyuan, 1492, Chung-Shan Road, Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, - - 2013
Favorable clinical outcomes of surgical treatment with Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation (CDI) or instrumentations that follow the principles of CDI, for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) have been reported. However, there are few studies concerning the results with rods of different sizes. To find out whether the rod size affects the surgical results ...
Ueki Ryusuke - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the Aintree Intubation Catheter (AIC) with three types of supraglottic airway devices for tracheal intubation (ISGAs) using a manikin. Participants were 21 anesthesiologists with more than 2 years of experience in clinical anesthesia. Three types of ISGAs were passed through ...
Gravvanis Andreas - - 2013
This article aims to investigate the critical role of the venous-perforator in the decision-making process of choosing the best suitable perforator-complex in a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap. Forty consecutive DIEP breast reconstructions were pre-operatively evaluated by CT-Angiography to identify the dominant and centrally located abdominal wall perforators. The ...
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