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Lee Woong Hee - - 2013
PURPOSE: Little was known about the safety and long-term efficacy of fluoroscopically guided balloon dilation for postintubation tracheal stenosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and long-term efficacy of fluoroscopically guided balloon dilation in patients with postintubation tracheal stenosis. METHODS: From February 2000 to November 2010, ...
Khan Umar Daraz - - 2013
Augmentation mammoplasty is a commonly performed procedure with a very high satisfaction rate. Various techniques have been described since the report of the first augmentation mammoplasty in 1963. Muscle-splitting augmentation mammoplasty, a technique first published in 2007, has been used by the author for primary and secondary augmentation mammoplasties and ...
Emre Tuluhan Yunus - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the results and prognostic factors affecting the outcome of osteochondral autografting (mosaicplasty) in articular cartilage defects of the knee joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred fifty-two patients who underwent mosaicplasty for femoral condylar cartilage defects (modified Outerbridge classification: Grade III ...
Kim Sang Gyun - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: The role of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication has not been clarified in the healing of iatrogenic ulcer after endoscopic resection of gastric neoplasm. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether H. pylori eradication could facilitate the healing of iatrogenic ulcer after endoscopic resection of gastric neoplasm. ...
Kaido Minako - - 2013
PURPOSE: To investigate the retention rate and complications of 2 different types of silicon lacrimal punctal plugs with the focus on the relationship to punctum size. DESIGN: A prospective, nonrandomized, interventional, comparative study. METHOD: Forty-four patients with dry eye syndrome received lacrimal punctal plug insertion with the Punctal Plug F ...
Sayin Ibrahim I ENT Clinic, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Teaching and Research Hospital, Tevfik Sağlam Cad. No:11 Zuhuratbaba, 34417, Istanbul, Turkey, - - 2013
The objective was to compare the outcomes of spontaneous closure and hyaluronic acid (HA) ester patching (Epifilm®) in subjects with traumatic tympanic membrane (TM) perforation. This was a prospective, controlled study performed at a tertiary teaching and research hospital. During 6-month period, subjects were divided into spontaneous closure (group A) ...
Jessen Jan Peter - - 2013
PURPOSE: Aim of our study was to evaluate the results of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) with sonographic/fluoroscopic guided puncture during a learning curve and to compare them to an expert. METHODS: The first 75 consecutive patients undergoing conventional PNL or Mini-PNL by a novice percutaneous surgeon without direct supervision by an ...
Karnak Demet - - 2013
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (EMN) is a novel technology which allows localizing peripheral lung lesions and mediastinal lymph nodes for sampling and thus increasing diagnostic yield of Flexible Bronchoscopy. A prospective study was conducted to investigate the diagnostic yield of EMN with lower average fiducial target registration error (AFTRE) and rapid ...
Truong Minh Tam - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of change (RoC) in the size of the lumpectomy cavity (LC) before and during breast radiotherapy (RT) using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), relative to the initial LC volume at CT simulation (CTVLC) and timing from surgery. A prospective institutional review ...
Razzaghi Mohammad Reza - - 2013
To compare efficacy and safety of holmium:YAG laser and pneumatic lithotripter in the management of ureteral stones. One hundred and twelve patients with 1 to 2 cm ureteral calculi were selected for pneumatic or holmium:YAG laser transurethral ureterolithotripsy (56 patients in each group). Ultrasonography and plain abdominal x-ray were performed ...
Kirkeby Carsten - - 2013
Studying the dispersal of small flying insects such as Culicoides constitutes a great challenge due to huge population sizes and lack of a method to efficiently mark and objectively detect many specimens at a time. We here describe a novel mark-release-recapture method for Culicoides in the field using fluorescein isothiocyanate ...
Assaf Ahmed - - 2013
This paper compares and evaluates the corneal morphological changes occurring after cataract surgery through a 2.2 mm corneal incision. We use two platforms for comparison and evaluation, transversal and torsional phacoemulsification. This study includes 139 consecutive cataractous eyes (nuclear color 2-4, according to the Lens Opacities Classification System III [LOCSIII]) ...
Ma Teng-Chuang - - 2013
Background: To evaluate the relative effectiveness of different treatments of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) via the hepatic artery. Materials and Methods: The study sample group consisted of 418 patients who were randomly selected from 2008 to 2012 with a first diagnosis of HCC and treated with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) or ...
Anders Sven - - 2013
Microfracture (MFx) is currently the recommended option for the treatment of small cartilage defects but is not regarded as suitable for the treatment of defects larger than 2.5 cm(2). To extent its applicability to medium-sized defects MFx has been combined with a collagen type I/III matrix (Chondro-Gide(®)). This technique is ...
Onay Ulaş - - 2013
The aim of this study was to compare new knotless single-row and double-row suture anchor techniques with traditional transosseous suture techniques for different sized rotator cuff tears in an animal model. The study included 56 cadaveric sheep shoulders. Supraspinatus cuff tears of 1 cm repaired with new knotless single-row suture ...
Jayakrishnan K - - 2013
Submucosal myomas are associated with infertility and may be treated by hysteroscopic resection. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze 37 subfertile patients who unnderwent hysteroscopic myomectomy in a tertiary care center with particular regard to their postprocedure reproductive outcome. The entire patient group (n = 37) underwent ...
Torrón C - - 2013
Background. To compare the efficacy and safety of a new ocular insert versus conventional mydriasis in cataract surgery. Methods. We selected 70 patients undergoing cataract surgery. Thirty five patients (Group 1) received instillation of mydriatic drops (tropicamide 1%, phenylephrine 10%, and cyclopentolate 1%) prior to surgery, and 35 patients (Group ...
Gücük Adnan - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of simple renal cysts on extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in patients with calyceal renal calculi. Patients with simple renal cysts >35 mm and ipsilateral renal calculi <20 mm that were treated with SWL constituted group 1 (cyst + calculi). The control group ...
Agcaoglu Orhan - - 2013
Background. The purpose of this study was to assess the factors that affect the false-negative outcomes of fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNABs) in thyroid nodules. Methods. Thyroid nodules that underwent FNAB and surgery between August 2005 and January 2012 were analyzed. FNABs were taken from the suspicious nodules regardless of nodule ...
Bunno Maki - - 2013
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is useful for treating gastric tumors. Several trials have shown the efficacy of 4 or 8 weeks of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) administration for post-ESD ulcers. However, if the size of the post-ESD ulcer is larger than predicted, PPI administration alone might not be sufficient for ...
Desai Janak - - 2013
Objectives. To describe our novel modified technique of ultra-mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (UMP) using of a novel 6 Fr mininephroscope through an 11-13 Fr metal sheath to perform holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy. Methods. The medical records of 36 patients with moderate-sized (<20 mm) kidney stones treated with UMP from April to July 2012 were retrospectively ...
Ai Jun-Hua - - 2013
Although laparoscopic liver resection has developed rapidly and gained widespread acceptance for the treatment of benign liver diseases and hepatocellular carcinoma with a small tumor size, its usefulness for the treatment of large tumors is less clear, due to concerns about compromising oncological principles and patient safety. The purpose of ...
Li Hongyu - - 2013
To evaluate the impact of small-for-size grafts (SFSG) in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (AALDLT) on outcomes of recipients with different model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score in a single liver transplant center. Clinical data of 118 patients underwent right-lobe AALDLT from January 2004 to December 2011 were retrospectively ...
Karaaslan Onder - - 2013
Some studies emphasized that anatomic mechanisms of vertebral aberrations could be associated with large breasts. The effect of mammaplasty operation on the vertebral column and body posture seems to be beneficial; in this trial, it was planned to investigate the objective radiologic effect of reduction mammaplasty on the posture of ...
Chaimanee Yaowalak - - 2013
According to the most recent discoveries from the Middle Eocene of Myanmar and China, anthropoid primates originated in Asia rather than in Africa, as was previously considered. But the Asian Palaeogene anthropoid community remains poorly known and inadequately sampled, being represented only from China, Myanmar, Pakistan and Thailand. Asian Eocene ...
Moore Andrew R - - 2013
Autoimmune chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) causes hypochlorhydria and hypergastrinaemia, which can lead to enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cell hyperplasia and gastric neuroendocrine tumours (type 1 gastric NETs). Most behave indolently, but some larger tumours metastasise. Antrectomy, which removes the source of the hypergastrinaemia, usually causes tumour regression. Non-clinical and healthy-subject studies have ...
Hu Baoji - - 2013
Recent studies showed that sore throat following endotracheal intubation was a common problem following surgery. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or cohort studies was to estimate whether the size of endotracheal tube (ETT) affects the incidence of postoperative sore throat (POST) ...
Takeuchi Yoji - - 2013
Background. Previously, we reported that the Flushknife (electrosurgical endoknife with a water-jet function) could reduce the operation time of colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) however, suitable situation for the Flushknife was obscure. This subgroup analysis of a prospective randomized controlled trial was aimed to investigate the suitable situation for the ...
Isomoto Hajime - - 2013
Background and Aims. To explore the association of magnifying endoscopic (ME) findings with histopathology and relapse in ulcerative colitis (UC). Methods. Forty-six patients with UC underwent ME with narrow band imaging (NBI) and crystal violet staining and were followed for more than 12 months. ME findings with vital staining were ...
Choi Yong Sun YS Department of Urology, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
High-Performance System (HPS) laser photo vaporization of the prostate (PVP) is a widely used procedure nowadays. The safety and efficacy of the procedure has been affirmed in general patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but data on the safety and efficacy in specific situations, such as in patients with a ...
Stronach Benjamin M BM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, - - 2013
Patient-specific instrumentation potentially improves surgical precision and decreases operative time in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) but there is little supporting data to confirm this presumption. We asked whether patient-specific instrumentation would require infrequent intraoperative changes to replicate a single surgeon's preferences during TKA and whether patient-specific instrumentation guides would fit ...
Kataoka Mikinori M Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, International University Of Health and Welfare Mita Hospital, 1-4-3 Mita, Minatoku, Tokyo, 108-8329 - - 2013
We previously reported that safety and efficacy of mucosal cutting biopsy for diagnosing included 2 cm or less gastric GISTs. However, there have been no reports stating the clinicopathological characteristic and clinical handling of the patients with 2 cm or less gastric GISTs. The aim of our study is to investigate the ...
Hajihossainlou Behnam B Behnam Hajihossainlou, MD, Graduate Student in Clinical Research Program, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2013
To investigate the changes in characteristics of patients with infective endocarditis in Iran and comparing the results with the changing profiles of Infection Endocarditis (IE) in other countries. We studied all patients with definite or possible IE seen at four referral teaching hospitals in Iran from Jan. 1995 to Dec. ...
Boote Craig C Structural Biophysics Group, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United - - 2013
To quantify long-term changes in stromal collagen ultrastructure following penetrating keratoplasty (PK), and evaluate their possible implications for corneal biomechanics. A pair of 16 mm post-mortem corneo-scleral buttons was obtained from a patient receiving bilateral penetrating keratoplasty 12 (left)/28 (right) years previously. Small-angle x-ray scattering quantified collagen fibril spacing, diameter ...
Freixa Xavier - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The Amplatzer Cardiac Plug (ACP) is a relatively new system for left atrial appendage (LAA) closure. In general, the particular design of the device and the variability of the LAA anatomy make the sizing process challenging. The objective of our study was to analyze the impact of the shape ...
Yokokawa Miki - - 2012
BACKGROUND: While macro-reentrant atrial tachycardias (AT) have been reasonably well described, little is known about small reentrant circuits. OBJECTIVE: The goal of the study was to compare characteristics of large and small reentrant circuits after ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Seventy-seven patients (age=61±10 years; LA=46±6 mm; EF=0.52±0.13) underwent ...
Lapner Peter L C - - 2012
Controversy exists regarding the optimal technique of subscapularis tendon mobilization during shoulder arthroplasty. The purpose of the present randomized double-blind study was to compare two of these techniques-lesser tuberosity osteotomy and subscapularis peel-with regard to muscle strength and functional outcomes. Patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty were randomized to undergo either a ...
Takahashi Hirokazu - - 2012
To clarify the relationship of human rectal aberrant crypt foci and formation of colorectal polyp. Eighty-nine subjects were recruited from the population of Japanese individuals who underwent polypectomy at Yokohama City University Hospital. All patients had baseline adenomas removed at year 0 colonoscopy. Aberrant crypt foci (ACF) were defined as ...
Rossi-Fedele G - - 2012
AIM: To evaluate if the immersion of chlorhexidine-impregnated gutta-percha points in chlorine-containing endodontic irrigants causes colour changes and precipitate formation. METHODOLOGY: Eighty-one size 25 chlorhexidine medicated (Activ Points, Roeko, Langenau, Germany) and 27 size 25 standard gutta-percha points (Roeko) were immersed in microtubes, containing the following solutions: 0.5 and 5.25% ...
Oyama Naoki - - 2012
Background: Various mechanisms can be considered in ischemic stroke with internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive diseases. We clarified the etiologic mechanisms from lesion patterns on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). Methods: One hundred and twenty consecutive ischemic stroke patients with ipsilateral ICA occlusive diseases were enrolled and classified into 3 groups according ...
Brunner Simon - - 2012
Background/Aims: To monitor possible changes in the cumulated drusen or geographic atrophy area size (CDGAS) of nonexudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in patients before and after cataract surgery, using a new tool for computer-aided image quantification. Methods: Randomized, prospective, clinical trial. 54 patients with cataract and nonexudative AMD were randomly ...
Kim Dong Wook - - 2012
Objective: We aimed to assess the adequacy and efficacy of ultrasound (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA) for small solid thyroid nodules (SSTNs) with the largest diameter <5 mm and compared these according to nodule size. Study Design: Among 656 SSTNs in 569 patients, each SSTN was classified into 1 of 4 ...
Siddiqi Hasan K - - 2012
Calcium channel blockade with nicardipine (NC) is an alternative to phenoxybenzamine (PB) preparation for resection of a pheochromocytoma. Intraoperative magnesium sulfate infusion (+MgSO(4)) is often used for its cardiovascular stabilizing properties. We hypothesized that preparation with NC would be similar clinically to PB for resection of a pheochromocytoma, and MgSO(4) ...
Gross Thomas P - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of osteonecrosis (ON) and osteoarthritis (OA) patients after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA). We retrospectively reviewed our database and identified a study group of 122 HRA cases with the primary diagnosis of ON. A control group of 122 OA ...
McCormick J D - - 2012
Management decisions on unilateral orchiectomy are often influenced by the potential for post operative return to successful breeding. The effects of 2 surgical methods (first intention [FI] vs. second intention [SI] incision healing) for unilateral orchiectomy on resulting semen quality and scrotal temperature were evaluated. To evaluate the effects of ...
Hayashida Kentaro K Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, Massy, - - 2012
The goal of the study was to clarify the impact of post-procedural aortic regurgitation (post-AR) grade 2/4 on clinical outcomes. Post-AR >2/4 is known to be associated with poor short- to midterm outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We compared clinical outcomes in 400 consecutive TAVI recipients according to ...
Thanakiatpinyo Thanitta - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of hand size on median and ulnar sensory NCS stimulation intensities and pain scores DESIGN: Prospective, single group design to compare main outcomes by using a standard distance of 14 cm versus proximal wrist crease in 3 different hand sizes SETTING: Electrodiagnostic lab, Siriraj Hospital, ...
Yoon James P JP Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center, 2200 West Third Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90057, - - 2013
Component design, size, acetabular orientation, patient gender, and activity level have been suggested as factors leading to elevated metal ion concentrations after-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty (MMHRA). The calculation of the contact patch to rim (CPR) distance integrates component size, design, and acetabular orientation and may be a good predictor of ...
Dilisio Ralph - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate variables associated with vocal cord paralysis during complex aortic procedures. DESIGN: A retrospective review. SETTING: A tertiary care center. PARTICIPANTS: Four hundred ninety-eight patients who underwent aortic surgery between 2002 and 2007. METHODS: Two groups were studied. Group A patients had ...
Yang D Y - - 2012
Cross-linked dextran and polymethylmethacrylate mixture (Lipen-10) is newly developed tissue filler. The purpose of this study was to evaluate tolerability and efficacy of Lipen-10 on penile enhancement. Twenty adult males were included in this study. Lipen-10 was injected into the subcutaneous tissue of the penile shaft. The penile girth and ...
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