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Lee Sei Won - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Focal ground-glass opacity (GGO) is becoming a major concern because of its possible association with lung cancer. In this study, we analyzed the long-term progression of GGOs that persisted for more than 2 years. METHODS: We reviewed focal GGOs identified by thin-section computed tomography that persisted for more than ...
Hinarejos Pedro - - 2013
The aim was to assess if the reduction in polyethylene wear with highly crosslinked polyethylene suggested by studies with knee simulators is confirmed in patients with a knee arthroplasty. The use of a conventional or a highly crosslinked polyethylene was randomly assigned intraoperatively. Twelve months after surgery a knee arthrocentesis ...
Li Jing-Hong - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of electrochemotherapy in treating venous malformations. METHODS: Electrochemotherapy was applied to 665 patients with venous malformations of limbs and trunk, and 505 cases were followed up for half to 6 years. In this study, 228 male and 277 female patients were involved. Diagnosis ...
Bonifaz Alexandro - - 2013
We present a severe case of disseminated phaeohyphomycosis due to Veronaea botryosa. A 32-year-old female, native from Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico, presented a chronic dermatosis which started 10 years earlier with multiple exophytic, multilobulated, soft, and pedunculated or sessile neoformations of diverse sizes from 2 to 10 cm in diameter, which became verrucose ...
Solheim Eirik - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the medium-term (5-9years) and long-term (10-14years) outcomes of mosaicplasty in the knee and identify possible risk factors for poor outcome. METHODS: We included patients 60years or younger with symptomatic focal full-thickness chondral lesions. Seventy-three patients (87%) with median age of 34years ...
Ejnisman Leandro - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between femoral neck version and pre- and intraoperative findings in hips with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The authors retrospectively reviewed prospectively collected data on 188 patients (204 hips) who underwent hip arthroscopy for FAI and labral pathology. Femoral version was measured ...
Kim Tae Beom - - 2013
Recently, few studies were reported about the treatment of large, solitary, renal calculi between shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). We assess the feasibility of SWL for managing solitary, lower calyceal stones over 1 cm by comparing the results of lower pole calculi treatment between patients that underwent SWL ...
Lin C Y - - 2013
Background  Melanocytic naevi have been observed to undergo morphological changes following exposure to narrowband ultraviolet (NB-UV)B radiation. Objectives  To analyse changes in naevi exposed to NB-UVB in a large cohort of patients. Methods  Subjects referred for phototherapy had macroscopic and dermoscopic images taken of prominent melanocytic naevi at the following ...
Li Yansong - - 2013
PURPOSE: Nowadays the size of the streamlined liner of the pharynx airway (SLIPA™) is selected by matching the width of the thyroid cartilage of the patient to the widest dimension of the SLIPA™. The objective of this work was to improve the method of selection by matching the distance between ...
Fujinami H - - 2013
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is an accepted standard treatment for early gastric cancer but is not widely used in the esophagus because of technical difficulties. To increase the safety of esophageal ESD, we used a scissors-type device called the stag beetle (SB) knife. The aim of this study was to ...
Urban Ondrej - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Among superficial neoplastic lesions of the colon and rectum, a laterally spreading tumor (LST) is a flat elevated type at least 10 mm in size. It can be treated by conventional endoscopic resection (CER). Nevertheless, local residual neoplasia (LRN) may occur during follow-up. The aim of this prospective study ...
Macintyre Lisa - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Anti-embolism stockings are commonly used worldwide to prevent the development of thrombosis in hospitalised patients. Patients are typically measured for, and fitted with, anti-embolism stockings during extended periods of non-ambulation. Anti-embolism stockings must critically fit the leg to achieve optimum blood flow and thus success of prophylaxis. Therefore, hospitals ...
Minhas Riaz Aziz - - 2013
Grey langurs (Semnopithecus spp.) occupy a variety of habitats, ranging from lowland forests and semi-desert to alpine forests. Little is known about their foraging and ranging in alpine forests, which appear to contain less food than lowland forests. We conducted a 1-year study of Himalayan grey langurs (Semnopithecus ajax) in ...
Ji Jong-Hun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the short-term clinical outcomes and compared the component's sizes of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) in Korean Population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an RTSA on 42 patients between December 2007 to February 2010. The mean age at surgery was 72.5 ± 5.6 (10 men, 32 women) and average ...
Yamaguchi Takanori - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to reveal individual variations in Koch's triangle using NavX and to evaluate the efficacy of the NavX-guided slow pathway ablation. METHODS: A regional geometry around Koch's triangle was constructed in 42 consecutive patients with atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), and a bipolar electrogram map was created ...
Li Neng-Ping NP Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Gongli Hospital, Shanghai 200135, China. - - 2013
To assess the outcomes of ampulla dilation with different sized balloons to remove common bile duct (CBD) stones. Patients (n = 208) were divided into five groups based on the largest CBD stone size of < 5, 6-8, 8-12, 12-14, and > 14 mm. Patients underwent limited endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) ...
Borzunov Dmitry Y DY Orthopaedic Department 16, Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, 6, M. Ulianova Street, Kurgan, 640014, Russian Federation. - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to present a retrospective comparative overview of the Ilizarov non-free bone plasty techniques of one-stage multilevel fragment lengthening and gradual tibilisation of the fibula used for extensive tibial defect management. Extensive tibial defects in 83 patients were managed either by multilevel fragment lengthening (group ...
Bouma Gerrit J GJ Department of Neurosurgery, Academic Medical Center, St. Lucas-Andreas Ziekenhuis, Jan Tooropstaat 164, 1061 AE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. - - 2013
With lumbar discectomy for disc herniation, surgeons must choose between limited nucleus removal associated with higher reherniation risk or more aggressive nucleus removal associated with increased back pain and disc degeneration. This trade-off is particularly challenging in patients with large anular defects, which carry the highest risk of reherniation. We ...
Venouziou Aaron I - - 2013
This retrospective study sought to determine the effectiveness of the acellular human dermal allograft as a bridging device for reconstruction of massive irreparable rotator cuff tears (RCTs). Fourteen patients with an average age of 54.6 years underwent open reconstruction for massive irreparable RCTs. Significant improvement was found for pain and ...
McDonnell S M - - 2013
Noise generation has been reported with ceramic-on-ceramic articulations in total hip replacement (THR). This study evaluated 208 consecutive Delta Motion THRs at a mean follow-up of 21 months (12 to 35). There were 141 women and 67 men with a mean age of 59 years (22 to 84). Patients were ...
Ammar Rasha I - - 2013
Atrial septal defect (ASD) transcatheter occlusion techniques have become alternatives to surgical procedures. We evaluated the efficiency and safety of the Occlutech Figulla-N device in percutaneous closure of secundum ASDs in symptomatic children younger than 2 years of age. The study included 17 patients (9 girls, 8 boys; mean age, ...
Harris Joshua D - - 2013
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a reliable option for symptomatic patients who have failed conservative treatments. Limited evidence exists regarding early rehabilitation time points (less than 1 year) and the influence of tear size. The authors sought to determine whether a difference exists in pre- and postoperative range of motion ...
Hunter Susan M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:: The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of 2 products on venous ulcer periwound skin. DESIGN:: This was a descriptive comparative study. SETTING:: An outpatient wound care clinic in a rural Midwestern area of the United States. PARTICIPANTS:: Participants included a retrospective group of 50 patients ...
Bragdon Charles R CR The Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, GRJ 1126, Boston, MA 02114, USA. - - 2013
Highly crosslinked polyethylene (HXLPE) in THA was developed to reduce particle-induced periprosthetic osteolysis. A series of clinical studies were initiated to determine the clinical efficacy as judged by patient-reported scores, radiographic osteolysis, and wear analysis of one form of HXLPE. The purposes of this series of studies were to (1) ...
Karaköse Ayhan A Izmir University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Karsiyaka, Izmir, - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of Amplatz sheath size used in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) on postoperative outcome, bleeding, and renal impairment rates. One-hundred and ten patients who underwent uneventful percutaneous nephrolithotomy between November 2011 and October 2012 were included in the study. The patients were divided into 5 groups based on ...
Mahar Pir Salim PS Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. - - 2013
To establish the usefulness of grading system based on the size and extent of corneal involvement in predicting recurrence in patients undergoing primary pterygium excision with intraoperative use of adjunctive topical Mitomycin-C (MMC). A case series. Section of Ophthalmology, the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from 2005 till 2010. One ...
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 ...
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