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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 ...
Hayashida Kentaro - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Petrarca Robert - - 2012
PURPOSE: To report the optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) results of the Macular Epiretinal Brachytherapy in Treated Age-Related Macular Degeneration study. DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter, interventional, noncontrolled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-three eyes of 53 participants with chronic, active neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) requiring frequent anti-vascular endothelial ...
Vogt Jürgen - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate long-term outcomes of freedom from atrial fibrillation (AF) after pulmonary vein (PV) isolation using cryoballoon ablation with balloon-size selection based on individual PV diameters. BACKGROUND: Data are lacking on long-term outcomes from cryoablation and on the most effective balloon size. METHODS: ...
Shen Shan S Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, University of Reading, Reading, UK. - - 2013
To quantify to what extent the new registration method, DARTEL (Diffeomorphic Anatomical Registration Through Exponentiated Lie Algebra), may reduce the smoothing kernel width required and investigate the minimum group size necessary for voxel-based morphometry (VBM) studies. A simulated atrophy approach was employed to explore the role of smoothing kernel, group ...
Mizoguchi Hiroki - - 2012
Prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) is always of concern when performing aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients with a small aortic annulus. Although bioprosthetic AVR is preferred in patients older than 65 years, we have experienced cases in elderly patients with a small aortic annulus whereby we could not implant small-sized bioprosthetic ...
Erdem Selcuk - - 2012
Objective: To investigate the efficacy of self-retaining barbed suture (SRBS) on reducing renorrhaphy time and warm ischemia time (WIT) during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), in comparison with conventional polyglactin suture. Materials and Methods: Between February 2008 and June 2012, one hundred and fifteen patients underwent LPN for renal tumors at ...
Kang Kuang Horng-Jamie - - 2012
PURPOSE: The serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) operation tapers and lengthens dilated small bowel. Some patients demonstrate bowel re-dilation following STEP. Factors associated with bowel re-dilation and its effect upon clinical outcome were evaluated. METHODS: Twenty STEP operations were reviewed. Sixteen cases were operated for failure to advance enteral feeding and ...
Ahmadi Hamed - - 2012
PURPOSE: Orthotopic neobladder (ONB) reconstruction is the preferred method of urinary diversion following radical cystoprostatectomy (RC). We evaluated urinary functional outcomes in male patients following ONB using a patient questionnaire. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2002 and 2009, patients with bladder cancer were enrolled in a clinical trial randomly assigned to ...
Queen Robin M - - 2012
Large head total hip arthroplasty (THA) and hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) are alternatives to standard THA that generally have head sizes larger than 36mm. This study examined 20 patients (10 large head THA and 10 HRA), at an average of 18months postoperatively, and 15 healthy control subjects during stair negotiation. ...
Romeo Andrew - - 2012
Object Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is an alternative to shunt placement in children with hydrocephalus due to tectal plate gliomas (TPGs). However, controversy remains regarding the amount of ventricular size reduction that should be expected after ETV. This study investigates ventricular size change after ETV for TPGs. Methods Twenty-two children ...
Schouten R - - 2012
In a double-blinded randomised controlled trial, 83 patients with primary osteoarthritis of the hip received either a ceramic-on-metal (CoM) or metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip replacement (THR). The implants differed only in the bearing surfaces used. The serum levels of cobalt and chromium and functional outcome scores were compared pre-operatively and ...
Yuk Jin-Sung - - 2012
To compare the effectiveness and safety of 2 anterior transobturator mesh methods for treating anterior vaginal wall prolapse. Randomized controlled study (Canadian Task Force classification I). University hospital. Eighty-seven women with anterior vaginal wall prolapse stage ≥2 (Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification [POP-Q]) underwent an anterior transobturator mesh procedure using macropore ...
Kuo Feng-Chih - - 2012
The ceramic-on-ceramic bearing surface has high wear resistance and good biocompatibility in total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, the postoperative noise problem has been an important issue. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the incidence and risk factors of bearing surface-related noises in patients with third-generation ceramic-on-ceramic THAs. ...
Mesihović-Dinarević Senka - - 2012
Objective. To determine the reliability of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in predicting the size of an atrial septal defect (ASD). Material and methods. The study included 16 patients who underwent the catheter-based procedures to close an atrial septal defect between February 2008 and December 2011 at the ...
Freedman Bruce - - 2012
SUMMARY:: The ideal technique to repair large hiatal and diaphragmatic defects remains controversial. Due to high recurrence rates with primary repair alone, attempts at crural reinforcement with various products has been investigated. Initial evaluation of synthetic mesh at the hiatus in retrospective studies led to the conclusion that there were ...
Thilen Stephan R - - 2012
Residual paralysis is common after general anesthesia involving administration of neuromuscular blocking drugs (NMBDs). Management of NMBDs and reversal is frequently guided by train-of-four (TOF) monitoring. We hypothesized that monitoring of eye muscles is associated with more frequent residual paralysis than monitoring at the adductor pollicis. This prospective cohort study ...
Diletti Roberto - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The long-term results after second generation everolimus eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (Absorb BVS) placement in small vessels are unknown. Therefore, we investigated the impact of vessel size on long-term outcomes, after Absorb BVS implantation. METHODS: In ABSORB Cohort B Trial, out of the total study population (101 patients), 45 ...
Jiménez Francisco - - 2012
Epidermal sheets spread centrifugally postinjury from the hair follicle infundibulum to reepithelialize the wound bed. Healing progresses faster in skin areas rich in terminal hair follicles. These observations are consistent with the role of the hair follicle as a major reservoir for progenitor cells. To evaluate the feasibility and potential ...
Klamann Matthias K J - - 2012
Purpose. The aim of the study was to compare the clinical outcomes of a 1.8 mm, 2.2 mm, and 2.75 mm microcoaxial cataract surgery system.
Methods. In this retrospective study, 129 eyes of 129 patients were included. Patients underwent phacoemulsification using a Stellaris system or an Infiniti system. The incision size ...
Park S J - - 2012
Purpose: To evaluate the interobserver variability for US assessments of thyroid nodules and analyze the diagnostic performances of US assessments in thyroid nodules according to nodule size.Materials and Methods: This was an IRB-approved retrospective study with waiver of informed consent. A total of 400 surgically-confirmed thyroid nodules were included. Nodules ...
Renieri Leonardo - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) treatment is multidisciplinary, and the patient may undergo embolization, neurosurgery, or radio-surgery combined. Great improvement in endovascular techniques was provided by the introduction of Onyx with different kinds of approach. OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the efficacy and the safety of Onyx embolization of brain AVMs with the ...
Derderian Trevor - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Balloon assisted maturation (BAM) is a recent, innovative, yet controversial method for developing autogenous arterio-venous fistulae (AVF), with little supportive data. Few retrospective studies have addressed the efficacy of BAM and cofactors affecting successful maturation. We conducted a retrospective analysis of our vascular access database to compare possible factors ...
Koltz Michael T - - 2013
The object of this study was to assess outcomes in patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) treated by Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS); lesions were stratified by size, symptomatology, and Spetzler-Martin (S-M) grade. The authors performed a retrospective analysis of 102 patients treated for an AVM with single-dose or staged-dose SRS ...
Cormio Luigi - - 2012
PURPOSE: To explore the relationships between nephrostomy tube (NT) size and outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). METHODS: The Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES) prospectively collected data from consecutive patients treated with PCNL over a 1-year period at 96 participating centers worldwide. This report focuses on the 3,968 ...
Tanaka Toshihiro - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of particle size and course of action of superselective bland transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) on the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS: Twenty pigs were divided into five groups: group 1a, 40-μm bland TAE before RFA; group 1b, 40-μm bland TAE after RFA; group 2a, ...
Teoh Anthony Yuen Bun AY Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China. - - 2013
Limited endoscopic sphincterotomy with large balloon dilation (ESBD) is an alternative to endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) for removing bile duct stones, but it is not clear which procedure is most effective. We compared the 2 techniques in removal of bile duct stones. Between September 2005 and September 2011, 156 consecutive patients ...
Wang Xin - - 2012
Abstract Background: The current laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) procedure used for cirrhotic patients still has limitations. The aim of our study was to determine a standard according to the splenic size for hand-assisted LS (HALS) in patients with splenomegaly and hypersplenism due to cirrhosis. Patients and Methods: We conducted a retrospectively ...
Robb Curtis A - - 2012
The primary aim of this retrospective study was to determine the medium-term survival of autologous osteochondral grafts (mosaicplasty) in the knee. The secondary aims were to evaluate any reason for failure, and to ascertain if age, gender, BMI, previous or associated knee surgery, site or size of the osteochondral graft ...
Shinde Ganesh - - 2012
The objective of the study was to study postoperative progress of modified extraperitoneal Caesarean section (MECS) technique (group A) and its comparison with standard transperitoneal Caesarean section (TCS) (group B). It is a prospective observational study with sample sizes of 93 and 105 for groups A and B, respectively, in ...
Levinson Mark M - - 2012
Introduction: A new and simple technique for eliminating residual leaks during mitral annuloplasty, called microsizing, is described.Methods: Microsizing is performed by moving one or more annuloplasty sutures from the outside to the inside of the prosthetic ring. This maneuver advances discrete segments of the annulus toward the opposing leaflet by ...
Ioi Hideki - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of the size of buccal corridors on the assessment of attractive smile esthetics by Japanese and Korean orthodontists and orthodontic patients. Buccal corridors were modified digitally from 0% to 25% compared with the inner intercommissural width. Using a visual analog ...
Akhtar Raja Parvez - - 2012
Objective: To determine the effect of aortic prosthesis size on clinical outcome of patients undergoing double cardiac valve replacement (DVR). Study Design: A quasi-experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Cardiac Surgery Department, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore, Pakistan, from February 1996 to December 2008. Methodology: One hundred and forty ...
Kawano Cezar Teruyuki - - 2012
To evaluate the clinical and functional results of autologous trapezoidal plug single-block grafts fixed with absorbable chondral darts in patients with osteochondral knee lesions of varying sizes. Twenty-five patients underwent surgery from February 2000 to June 2008. Seventy-two percent of the patients were male, and the mean age was 29 ...
Burkiewicz Claudine Juliana Cristina Caznoch - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relation between vitamin D insufficiency and wound healing in patients with venous ulcers; to correlate vitamin D insufficiency with characteristics of the ulcer (size and pain) and to evaluate if reposition of vitamin D in these subjects expedites ulcer healing. METHODS: We selected 26 patients with ...
Tang Ri-Bo - - 2012
HATCH score is an established predictor of progression from paroxysmal to persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of this study was to determine if HATCH score could predict recurrence after catheter ablation of AF. The data of 488 consecutive paroxysmal AF patients who underwent an index circumferential pulmonary veins (PV) ...
Sadeghian Hakimeh - - 2012
The current study aims to identify demographic, clinical characteristics, echocardiographic and/or mitral valve morphological parameters that may predict the successful result of percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC).  The medical records of 196 patients (48 males, mean age: 42.7 ± 11.5 years) who underwent PTMC were reviewed. Prior to PTMC, a ...
Mitra Subhro - - 2012
The newest variation of i-gel is its pediatric version. This novel supraglottic airway device has the added advantage of a drain tube. In this study, we compared the effectiveness of size 2.5 i-gel with size 2.5 ProSeal LMA. This study was designed to investigate the usefulness of the size 2.5 ...
Yue Cheng - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: We investigated effects of ring size choosing strategy for Shang Ring male circumcision. 74 cases were recruited and assigned into the larger or smaller ring group. Compared to the larger ring group, there was shorter operation time (7.5±1.9 vs.6.7±1.4 min, P =0.035), and less blood loss (1.6±0.7 vs. 1.1±0.8 ...
Xu Y J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Post-operative sore throat (POST) has increasingly been a common clinical complication particularly in thyroid surgery. We conducted a trial to evaluate the effect of non-pharmacological [smaller-sized endotracheal tube (ETT)] combined with pharmacological intervention [lidocaine intravenous (i.v.)] on POST in women undergoing thyroid surgery. METHODS: Two hundred and forty patients ...
Freimann Florian Baptist - - 2012
Object Overdrainage of CSF remains an unsolved problem in shunt therapy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate treatment options on overdrainage-related events enabled by the new generation of adjustable gravity-assisted valves. Methods The authors retrospectively studied the clinical course of 250 consecutive adult patients with various etiologies ...
Kozacioglu Zafer - - 2012
To demonstrate the effect of the size of the resultant tunical defect after plaque excision on postoperative erectile function of patients with Peyronie's disease. The results of 38 patients with plaque excision and dermal grafting were reviewed from April 2007 to June 2011. History, physical examination, self-shot photograph, color duplex ...
Koc Sema - - 2012
The purpose of this prospective clinical trial was to evaluate the success rate of our newly developed surgical technique for fat graft myringoplasty (FGM). We also aimed to assess the correlations between the size of perforations and closure rates, as well as the results of re-gained hearing in successful cases ...
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