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Lichev, Valentin
After sudden amplitudes in air temperatures in the region of the town of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, during the winter of 2004–2005 (the daytime values on certain days in January reached +18°C, while those during the night in the first ten-day period of February were – 18°C) partial frost damages were reported ...
Ercil Hakan H Ministry of Health, Department of Urology, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, - - 2014
This study was conducted to evaluate clinical experience and learning curve associated with laparoscopic ureterolithotomy performed for upper ureteral stones. The medical data of 50 patients who had undergone retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy between June 2010 and March 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. To assess the learning curve, patients were divided into ...
Jones Rachel R Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985126 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-6246, USA, - - 2014
Paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair has a high radiologic recurrence rate, even with the use of biologic mesh as a prosthetic buttress to reinforce the primary crural repair. This review was done to evaluate outcomes after PEH repair with mesh. A retrospective analysis was done of all patients who underwent PEH ...
Mendelson Aaron H AH Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of - - 2014
Esophageal anastomotic strictures often require repeat dilation to relieve dysphagia. Little is known about factors that affect their remediation. We investigated long-term success and rates of recurrence or refractoriness following dilation, and factors associated with refractory stenosis. We performed a retrospective study of 74 patients with an anastomotic stricture that ...
Wang An-Yuan AY From the Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, - - 2014
This study aimed to develop a scoring system for evaluating the nail appearance after nail fusion plasty of the duplicated thumb, and to investigate the operation indication of the combination procedure and its effect on the postoperative nail appearance. The nail fusion plasty technique was carried out in 20 patients ...
Dato V M VM Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, Harrisburg, PA, - - 2014
Adverse events can occur after rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and linkage to causality is often difficult to determine. We report a case of recurrent temporary paralysis that began immediately after the initiation of rabies PEP in a man exposed to a bat. The recurrent temporary paralysis first occurred in the ...
Medford Beth A BA Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Electronic address: - - 2014
Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is commonly used during interventional cardiac catheterization in adults, but data regarding the use of ICE in children are limited. There are no data available comparing the effectiveness of preprocedural transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) with that of intraprocedural ICE in predicting atrial septal defect (ASD) size and rim ...
Ali Mohammad J MJ Dacryology Service, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, - - 2014
This study aims to assess the shrinkage of DCR ostium beyond 4 weeks. Prospective series in a University setting. 60 consecutive patients. Prospectively collected data of 60 consecutive powered endoscopic DCR's performed in 57 patients over a period of 10 years from 2002 to 2011. All patients had regular follow ...
Giusto Gessica G Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Turin, 10090 Grugliasco TO, - - 2014
Objective-To determine effects of staple size, precompression time, and tissue thickness on staple shape and tissue approximation in side-to-side jejunocecal anastomosis in equine specimens. Sample-Cecum, ileum, and jejunum specimens obtained from 18 healthy horses at an abattoir. Procedures-Specimens were allotted into 2 groups. Anastomoses were stapled with 4.8-or 3.8-mm staples. ...
Weichman Katie K New York, N.Y. From New York University, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery; Cornell University; and Manhattan Eye and Ear - - 2014
Surgeon observation suggested that mastopexy alone resulted in decreased cup size. The purpose of this investigation was to assess change in cup size in women undergoing mastopexy alone. A retrospective review of a single surgeon's experience from February of 2002 to May of 2011 was completed. Patients underwent mastopexy alone ...
Seok Yangki Y Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Gyeonggi, - - 2014
It has been assumed that if the prognosis and rate of lymph node metastases differ between two groups of patients being followed up for partly solid tumours, those with an increased solid component and those without change, these differences can help to decide on the time of surgery for patients ...
van Driel Vincent J H M VJ Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands - - 2014
-Radiofrequency (RF) ablation inside pulmonary vein (PV) ostia can cause PV stenosis. A novel alternative method of ablation is irreversible electroporation, but the long-term response of PVs to electroporation ablation is unknown. -In 10 six-month old pigs (60-75 kg), the response of PVs to circular electroporation and RF ablation was ...
Yamagishi Shunsuke S Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Saitama International Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama, - - 2014
The relationship between atrioventricular valve regurgitation (AVVR) and valve annulus after bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis (BCPA) and adequate indications for valve repair are unclear. We evaluated the size of the valve annulus and the grade of AVVR before and immediately after BCPA, and at the most recent follow-up before the Fontan ...
Tang Xiao Yin XY Department of Tumor Interventional Treatment, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy, safety and feasibility of microwave ablation (MWA) for large hepatic hemangioma. In all, 46 patients with 47 large hepatic hemangiomas (5-10 cm in diameter) were treated with ultrasound-guided percutaneous MWA. The effect of MWA for all patients was evaluated by enhanced MRI or CT within two ...
Maqdes A A Clinique Jouvenet, 6, square Jouvenet, 75016 Paris, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Anterosuperior (AS) rotator cuff tear describes a combined tear of the subscapularis and the supraspinatus tendons. We hypothesized that results after AS tendon repairs might be influenced by the size of the subscapularis rupture and the preoperative subscapularis muscle fatty infiltration. A prospective multicentric study of 53 AS rotator cuff ...
Ramón de Fata F F Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Departamento Clínico, Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) has proven efficacy with minimal morbidity in the treatment of intermediate-sized kidney stones. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy (microperc) for this indication and evaluate its results compared with those of RIRS. From September to December 2013, we performed ...
Wilensky Joshua A JA University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Little Rock, - - 2014
Patients treated with anticoagulants frequently require urgent vascular procedures and elevated prothrombin time/International Normalized Ratios (INR) is traditionally thought to increase access site bleeding complications after sheath removal. We aimed to determine the safety of percutaneous arterial procedures on patients with a high INR in the era of modern ultrasound-guided ...
Chu Yanliu Y Department of Gastroenterology, Weihai Municipal Hospital, Binzhou Medical University, Weihai, Shandong Province, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the combination of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and computed tomography (CT) in predicting the maneuvers for therapeutic endoscopy for gastrointestinal submucosal tumors (SMTs). Patients with SMTs, who were scheduled for endoscopic resection, were randomized to preoperative performance of both EUS and CT (group ...
Shin Tae Young TY Department of Urology, Chuncheon Sacred Hospital, Hallym Medical College, Chuncheon, South - - 2014
In the era of robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN), several efforts on improved renal functional outcome have been reported. Selective-clamp is a novel technique that eliminates global ischemia, the clinical value of which needs to be demonstrated. The purpose of this study was to compare the postoperative functional outcomes of patients ...
Horger M M Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Hoppe-Seyler-Str.3, 72076 Tübingen, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess feasibility of whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI (wbDWI) for very early evaluation of response to therapy in different lymphoma subtypes. 20 patients (10 male, 10 female; mean age 50.7±16.1±17.2 years) underwent wbDWI (calculation of apparent diffusion coefficient [ADC] with b=0, 800s/mm(2)) at baseline and within a median of 7 days ...
Romano Mario R MR *Department of Ophthalmology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Milan, Italy; †Department of Ophthalmology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy; ‡Department of Ophthalmology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy; §Eye Clinic, Department of Clinical Science "Luigi Sacco," Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; ¶Department of Clinical and Molecular Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom; **Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain; and ††Department of Ophthalmology, University of Molise, Campobasso, - - 2014
To compare the anatomic and functional effects of three different approaches to nontractional diabetic macular edema. Retrospective comparative study. Sixty eyes of 60 patients diagnosed with cystoid diabetic macular edema and treated with 1.25 mg/mL intravitreal bevacizumab (Group A), laser photocoagulation (Group B), or vitrectomy with inner limiting membrane peeling ...
Garner Daniel D Liverpool Heart and Chest - - 2014
Transradial access is often avoided for rotablation atherectomy (RA) because of concern over limitations of guiding catheter (GC) size. Radial operators have used sheathless GC to overcome this. However, coronary dissection has been reported more often with sheathless GC. Furthermore, in contemporary PCI, larger size burr is rarely required. Also, ...
Solís-Muñoz Pablo - - 2014
Adenoma and polyp detection rates (ADR and PDR, respectively) are important indicators of endoscopy quality, particularly in colorectal carcinoma screening. To assess the influence of the endoscopist's experience on the ADR and PDR. In this study, 9635 colonoscopies were screened during a 5-year period. Only 5738 were finally analyzed due ...
Khan Faisal Aziz FA Department of Ophthalmology, Combined Military Hospital, - - 2014
Objective: To compare the corneal astigmatism before and after the excision of pterygium and also to determine the correlation of pterygium size with the postoperative corneal astigmatism. Study Design: Cross-sectional interventional study. Place and Duration of Study: Eye Department, Combined Military Hospital, Abbottabad, from May 2011 to March 2012. Methodology: ...
Shahzeb Khan Muhammad KM MBBS- Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, - - 2014
Background: Small aortic prosthesis can lead to prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM). Implanting such small prosthesis remains a controversial issue. This study was done to investigate whether or not PPM causes an increased operative mortality in aortic valve replacement (AVR).Methods: Two-hundred-two consecutive patients undergoing primary AVR in a tertiary hospital were included. ...
Parige R R Bolton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton, - - 2014
To study the outcome of all pigtail chest drain insertions to treat pneumothorax on our NNU To study the efficacy of different sizes of pigtail chest drains. Audit of all babies who developed pneumothoraces from June 2010 to May 2012 and re-audit from June 2012 to May 2013. Initial audit ...
Guerram Amine A Institute of Normal Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Strasbourg, - - 2014
The notion of absence of the frontal sinuses in human individuals presenting a persistence of the metopic suture is considered as classical in many treatises of reference; however, precise studies are very rare and even controversial. The purpose of this study was thus to provide original data to confirm or ...
Park Young Min YM Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University & Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, South Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study is the first to consider the effects of chalazion on corneal surface aberrations taking into account of corneal zones, and to establish the size standard for the excision of chalazion. Twenty three eyes from 23 patients with central upper eyelid chalazion larger than 3mm were recruited in this ...
Chaudhuri A A Bedfordshire - Milton Keynes Vascular Centre, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Bedford, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Small published series suggest a higher failure rate for Angio-Seal vascular closure device (VCD) deployment after antegrade femoral puncture, despite the need for shorter haemostasis times, early discharge, and possibly higher turnover. We seek to compare the deployment efficacy and complications of the Angio-Seal VCD between antegrade and retrograde femoral ...
Deniz Gokmen G Batman Medical Park Hospital, Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic, Batman, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in fatty degeneration and atrophy of rotator cuff muscles after arthroscopic repair. We further assessed the factors affecting the functional outcomes and integrity of the rotator cuff. One hundred and two prospectively followed patients who underwent single-row arthroscopic repair for ...
Hathorn Iain I St. Paul's Sinus Centre, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, - - 2014
Balloon dilation is now commonly used to open sinus ostia while preserving mucosa and minimizing trauma. A new maxillary sinus ostium (MSO) self-dilation device that functions on the principle of osmosis, absorbing a small amount of fluid from the surrounding tissues, can be placed into the MSO under endoscopic visualization ...
Rush Ryan B RB Southwest Retina Specialists, 7411 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX, 79106, USA; Panhandle Eye Group, 7400 Fleming Ave., Amarillo, TX 79106, USA; Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 1400 S. Coulter, Amarillo, Texas 79106, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To report the clinical implications of interval changes in choroidal neovascularization (CNV) size measured by indocyanine green (ICG) angiography in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients undergoing intravitreal bevacizumab therapy. Retrospective, consecutive chart review METHODS: The charts of neovascular AMD patients that underwent intravitreal bevacizumab therapy using a treat-and-extend dosing ...
Ad Niv N Department of Cardiac Surgery, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Va. Electronic address: - - 2014
One of the challenges that exists when discussing the Cox maze procedure for atrial fibrillation (AF) with patients is predicting the success for a given patient. The purpose of the present study was to develop a scoring system using well-established clinical factors to predict the probability of sinus rhythm (SR) ...
Grossman Daniel D Ibis Reproductive Health, Oakland, CA; Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare complication rates, efficacy and acceptability of buccal misoprostol to laminaria for cervical preparation before dilation and evacuation (D&E) in South Africa. We performed a randomized, single-blind trial comparing buccal misoprostol 400 mcg (1-2 doses, administered at least 3 h before D&E) to laminaria inserted the day before D&E ...
Bikhazi N - - 2014
The objective of this prospective, multicenter, randomized trial was to evaluate and compare 1-year outcomes from the REMODEL study between office balloon dilation and functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Adults with maxillary chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), including those with anterior ethmoid disease, who failed medical management and were surgical candidates for ...
Yuen Jason J Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, - - 2014
Aim: To compare the risk of postoperative haemorrhage with different sizes of brain biopsy needles. Patients and Method: A cohort of patients using a 2.5-mm outer diameter side-cutting biopsy needle was compared to a subsequent cohort using a 1.8-mm needle of the same type. All data were collected prospectively. A ...
Kleinclauss François F University Hospital of Besancon, Dept of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Besançon, France ; - - 2014
OBJECTIVE Flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) for lower pole stones (LPS) compared to other renal locations can be challenging, due to anatomical and technical considerations. We aimed to compare stone free rate (SFR) and surgical complication rate with f-URS for LPS vs other renal locations. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out a ...
Kliger Chad C Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute - North Shore/LIJ Health System, New York, NY, - - 2014
Aims: Structural deterioration and paravalvular leak (PVL) are complications associated with surgically implanted prosthetic valves, historically requiring reoperation. We present our experience of complete transcatheter repair of a degenerated mitral bioprosthesis. Methods and results: From March 2012 to October 2012, we reviewed consecutive, high-risk surgical patients (n=5) who underwent transcatheter ...
Abrams Geoffrey D GD Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine clinical results after combined femoral osteochondral allograft and meniscus transplantation. Thirty-two patients with a minimum 2-year follow-up were identified who had previously undergone combined meniscus allograft transplantation and fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation. Demographic and intraoperative data, including condylar defect size, as well as the preoperative and postoperative International ...
Yazici Haşmet H Balıkesir University, Faculty of Medicine, Ear Nose Throat Clinic, Balıkesir, - - 2014
To investigate pre- and postoperative mucociliary clearance in patients with adenoid hypertrophy or combined with otitis media with effusion. Patients were divided into two groups: Group 1-patients with adenoid hypertrophy (AH), and Group 2-patients with AH and otitis media with effusion (AHOME). In all patients, AH size was recorded, and ...
Oloriz Teresa T 1Arrhythmia Unit and Electrophysiology Laboratories, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, - - 2014
-The aim was to relate distinct scar distributions found in non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) with ventricular tachycardia (VT) morphology, late potential (LP) distribution, ablation strategy and outcome. -Eighty-seven patients underwent catheter ablation for drug-refractory VT. Based on endocardial unipolar voltage, 44 were classified as predominantly anteroseptal (AS) and 43 inferolateral (IL). ...
Songra Goldie G Senior specialist registrar, School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the time to initial alignment and extraction space closure using conventional brackets and active and passive self-ligating brackets. One hundred adolescent patients 11 to 18 years of age undergoing maxillary and mandibular fixed appliance therapy after the extraction of 4 premolars were ...
Kamali Karmella K Medical Imaging Research Center, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
In patients who undergo median sternotomy to treat congenital heart diseases, a thymectomy is performed to yield better access to the cardiac system. In this study we have used MRI to evaluate the changes in size, shape and location of the thymus after midsternatomy. This case-control study was performed during ...
Saratzis Athanasios A Department of Research and Development, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Dudley, UK; Department of Vascular Surgery, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece; Department of Vascular Surgery, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
The impact of any intervention on renal function is a crucial determinant of outcome. Open (OR) and endovascular (EVAR) abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair can affect renal function during the short and longer term. This study aimed to directly compare the effect of those different types of aneurysm repair during ...
Beseoglu Kerim K Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Moorenstraße 5, 40225, Düsseldorf, Germany, - - 2014
Existing data on perfusion imaging assumes the perihemorrhagic zone (PHZ) in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) to be size steady. This study investigates the size of the perihemorrhagic zone (PHZ) in patients with lobar ICH in relation to hematoma volume during the course of treatment using perfusion CT (PCT). The ...
Lim Yun-Sung YS Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ilsan Hospital, Dongguk University, Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea; Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Busan, - - 2014
We evaluated the efficacy and outcome of intracordal auricular cartilage injection in patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Our interest developed from findings of a canine model study that reported that histologic characteristics of cartilage were preserved 2 and 3 years after intracordal autologous cartilage injection. Between May 2002 and ...
Constantine Kristin K KK Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE Auricular reconstruction is a unique blend of cosmesis and functionality. The choice of the optimal framework material to use is an important decision for the patient with microtia. OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the outcomes of reconstruction of microtia using porous polyethylene implants and rib cartilage grafts. DESIGN, SETTING, ...
Hamid Amr M Salaheldin Abdel AM Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency of dopamine agonist, Cabergoline, in decreasing the size of endometrioma, with that of luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist, triptorelin acetate. This was a prospective, randomized study. The setting was in two private medical centers in the UAE, from January ...
Simhan Jay J Department of Urology, UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, - - 2014
Many patients with persistent incontinence after an AUS procedure gain improved continence following cuff downsizing. In 2010 a new, smaller AUS cuff was introduced (3.5cm). We hypothesized that men with spongiosal atrophy previously treated with a 4.0cm cuff now have decreased rates of revision surgery due to more accurate cuff ...
Maruyama Masaki M Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Juntendo University School of - - 2014
Background: The Trifecta valve (St Jude Medical) is a novel supra-annular aortic bioprosthesis designed to improve hemodynamic performance. We hypothesized that the Trifecta may offer better hemodynamic performance in Japanese patients, in whom the annulus is smaller, compared with Western populations. We compared the early results of hemodynamic performance between the ...
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