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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 ...
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 ...
Jeong Woo-Jin WJ Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE Classically, surgery has been the mainstay of management for vocal fold (VF) polyps. However, a significant portion of patients experience spontaneous regression and may not require surgery. OBJECTIVES To report the results of conservative management for VF polyps, identify patients with polyps that are more likely to resolve, and ...
Filardo Giuseppe G Nano-Biotechnology Laboratory, II Clinic, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40136, Bologna, - - 2014
Focal chondral and osteochondral knee lesions are a common condition, particularly hard to treat, and often involve young active patients with high expectations in terms of symptomatic relief and return to sports. Autologous osteochondral transplantation allows the defect area to be restored with hyaline cartilage. The aim of this study ...
Park H J HJ Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Objective: To compare the ablation volume, local tumour progression rate and complication rate of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) using 15-G and 17-G single electrodes. Methods: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board and informed consent was waived. We reviewed percutaneous RFA cases for ...
Huang Kenan - - 2014
Reconstruction of large-size abdominal wall defect (AWDs) is a huge challenge faced in current surgical practice. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of biodegradable poly-p-dioxanone (PDO) mesh for reconstructing large-size AWDs in an experimental canine model. Eighteen experimental canines were randomly and equally divided into ...
Ahmed A-F AF Department of Urology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt; Department of Urology, Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi - - 2014
In a prospective manner, we studied the effect of varicocelectomy on premature ejaculation and testicular hormonal function in patients with varicocele. Microsurgical subinguinal varicocelectomy was carried out in 73 patients with clinical varicocele associated with premature ejaculation (group 1) and compared with 56 patients without operative intervention (group 2; control). ...
Demeyer Heleen - - 2014
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND There is a wide variability in measurement methodology of physical activity (PA). This study investigated the effect of different analysis techniques on the statistical power of PA outcomes after pulmonary rehabilitation. METHODS PA was measured in 57 patients with COPD (mean±SD age, 66±7 years; FEV1, 46±17 % predicted) ...
Buddhe Sujatha S Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, New York, New York, USA; Seattle Children's Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Seattle, Washington, - - 2014
To evaluate factors associated with rapid rate of progression (ROP) of right ventricular (RV) dilation by cardiac MRI in repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) patients. All patients with repaired TOF with two MRIs were included. RV volumes and function were assessed by MRIs performed on a GE 1.5 Tesla (T) ...
Murray Patrick J PJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, - - 2014
The outcome of 25 primary THAs in patients with hip dysplasia using the AML Bantam femoral stem (DePuy) is reported. Age at operation averaged 43±10years. Twenty-two of 25 stems were cementless. All cementless acetabular components had conventional or cross-linked polyethylene and screws. Follow-up averaged 11±5years (range 4-18). Four cementless stems ...
Lin Yang-Yu YY Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, - - 2014
One of the major concerns regarding the preclose technique is its influence on the diameter of the accessed common femoral artery (CFA). The aim of our study was to evaluate the CFA diameter change after percutaneous endovascular aortic repair (PEVAR) with the use of the preclose technique. From February 2012 ...
Eren Sabri Baki SB Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bezmiâlem Vakif University, Fatih, Istanbul, - - 2014
This study introduces a new device to facilitate perforation size measurement during "butterfly" myringoplasty. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of 'otological compass' on short-term results of inlay cartilaginous 'butterfly' tympanoplasty technique in adult patients. Prospective, randomized, controlled, blinded. This study included 25 patients who underwent ...
Singh Bhupendra Pal BP Department of Urology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, - - 2014
To assess objective and subjective outcomes of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for the treatment of intermediate size (1-2 cm) inferior calyceal (IC) stones in a prospective randomized fashion. Between March 2011 and January 2013, 70 symptomatic adults who had isolated IC stone between 10 and ...
Fujii Masataka M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Science of Functional Recovery and Reconstruction, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of cyclops lesions and its relationship with the cross-sectional area of the intercondylar notch. For this study, 55 patients (24 male and 31 female) underwent follow-up arthroscopy after bi-socket anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendon grafts were included. All ...
Hoffmann Grischa G Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, - - 2014
Objectives The impact of patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) after aortic valve replacement (AVR) on short-term and long-term mortality remains controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence and severity of PPM and its impact on short-term survival in a large cohort of patients treated with isolated stented biological AVR ...
Caillaud Damien D The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Atlanta, Georgia; Center for Geographic Information Systems, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, - - 2014
Since the 1980s, the Virunga mountain gorilla population has almost doubled, now reaching 480 individuals living in a 430-km(2) protected area. Analysis of the gorillas' ranging patterns can provide critical information on the extent and possible effects of competition for food and space. We analyzed 12 years of daily ranging ...
Ilchmann Thomas T Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Kantonsspital Baselland, Liestal - - - 2014
A spherical pressfit cup with a new ceramic liner was introduced in a clinical trial in order to improve range of motion and reduce wear induced problems. The early clinical and radiological outcome was assessed. In a prospective cohort study 181 hips received a seleXys TH+<sup>®</sup> cup (Mathys, Bettlach, Switzerland) ...
Ewell Melvin M Department of Physical Therapy, Tennessee State - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to review and synthesize available evidence on the effect of focal knee joint cryotherapy on quadriceps arthrogenic muscle inhibition and discuss the implications of the findings regarding the use of this modality for patients following a total knee arthroplasty. An electronic literature search was ...
Franzén Thomas T Thomas Franzén, Lita Tibbling, Faculty of Health and Sciences, Linköping University, Department of Surgery, Vrinnevi Hospital Norrköping, SE-601 82 Norrköping, - - 2014
To determine if the severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease is dependent on the size of a hiatus hernia. Seventy-five patients with either a small (n = 25), medium (n = 25) or large (n = 25) hiatus hernia (assessed by high resolution esophageal manometry) were investigated using 24-h esophageal monitoring ...
Lehner Anja A Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Intensive Care, University Hospital Munich, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Small pulmonary arteries (PAs) are often considered as a contraindication for the Fontan operation (FO). The aim of this study was to evaluate if the PA size is still one of the major impact factors on the postoperative early outcome. Data of 146 patients, with a median age of 2.0 years ...
Nafie Shady S Department of Urology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust , Leicester , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the management of choice for ureteric and renal stones 20 mm or smaller, with a stone clearance rate of up to 89%. This study determined whether such a high success rate could apply to centres using mobile ESWL, by reviewing the performance at ...
Vargas César C Hospital de Viladecans, Urology Department, Viladecans, Barcelona, Spain ; - - 2014
Purpouse: to analyze the efficacy and safety of vaporisation of the prostate (VP) with the 150-W thulium: yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Tm:YAG) laser. Material and methods: prospective series of 55 patients with small- and medium-sized prostates undergoing major outpatient surgery (MOS). The primary objectives were to analyze changes in maximum flow (Qmax) and ...
Lai Chi-Cheng CC Cardiovascular Center (C.-C.L., G.-Y.M.); Department of Biological Sciences (C.-C.L.), National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung; School of Medicine (C.-C.L., H.-C.F., C.-J.T., C.-P.L.), National Yang-Ming University, - - 2014
To determine whether the use of a paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) improves patency in patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for recurrent juxtaanastomotic stenosis of radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (RCAVFs). This prospective study recruited hemodialysis patients with two short (< 2 cm) and separated inflow RCAVF lesions. After dilation of lesions using ...
Lassaline-Utter Mary M New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Kennett Square, PA, - - 2014
To review the signalment, clinical characteristics, and outcome of horses with nonhealing corneal ulcers treated with diamond burr debridement (DBD); and to evaluate the role of ulcer duration, size and location, and bandage contact lens (BCL) placement on healing. From January 2012-April 2013, 60 horses were diagnosed with ulcers classified ...
Scherer John R JR Departments of *Medicine †Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
We sought to compare the efficacy and safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided endoscopic resection (ER) and endoscopic band ligation (EBL) for autoamputation of small duodenal carcinoids. The ideal management of small duodenal carcinoid tumors remains unclear. A retrospective review of duodenal carcinoids over a 10-year period (2002 to 2012) was performed ...
Pham Vinh V University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, - - 2014
To determine the incidence of vocal cord (VC) paralysis and dysphagia after aortic arch reconstruction, including the Norwood procedure. Tertiary children's hospital. Retrospective cohort. Database/chart review of neonates requiring Norwood or arch surgery between January 2005 and December 2012. Demographics, postoperative VC function, dysphagia, need for gastrostomy tube and/or tracheotomy, ...
Hwang Insang I Department of Urology, Chonnam National University, 42, Jebongno, Gwangju, Donggu, 501-757, Republic of - - 2014
Studies of predictive factors of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) failure in patients with ureteral stones have not yielded results sufficient to prevent ESWL failure. The present study investigated patients with ureteral stone and analyzed the predictive factors of ESWL failure. Ninety patients with ureteral stone treated from January 2006 to ...
Tsuyuki Yoshiaki Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2014
Objectives: Factor(s) affecting the sac size of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) remain unclear. We compared the diameter of the aneurysm sac at one year after surgery with the preoperative diameter using CT images.Methods: Patients who underwent EVAR at Juntendo University Hospital were involved. According ...
Koh Kyoung Hwan KH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:One of the goals of rotator cuff repair is to restore the torn tendon to its original insertion anatomically. However, it is sometimes difficult to restore the entire footprint. PURPOSE:This study was undertaken to evaluate the variables affecting this repair coverage and to discern the differences in retear rate and ...
Kannan Subramanian S Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, - - 2014
An elevation of fractionated plasma or urinary metanephrine (MN) or nor-metanephrine (NMN), collectively called metanephrines (MN and NMN), greater than 4-fold above the upper limit of normal (ULN) is usually considered to be diagnostic for pheochromocytoma (PHEO). There is a greater number of false positive results when the elevations are ...
Curry David D Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern - - 2014
To present the oncological outcomes in a series of patients with cT1a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and its effect on the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Forty-five patients (48 renal units) treated at the Belfast City Hospital, over 4 years. Average age is 61.5 years (range ...
Bairdain Sigrid S Department of Pediatric Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the incidence of catheter-associated venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) patients treated at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) and to identify possible risk factors associated with their development. We performed a retrospective analysis of LGEA patients from 2005 to 2012. Symptomatic VTEs with radiographic confirmation ...
Darshan D D DD Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, K V G Dental College & Hospital, Sullia, Karnataka, - - 2014
Background: To evaluate the efficacy of topical antiinflammatory agent (amlexanox 5%), along with topical antiseptic, analgesic, and anesthetic agent (benzalkonium chloride 0.01%, choline salicylate 8.7% and lidocaine hydrochloride 2%), in promoting ulcer healing, decreasing ulcer size, erythema, pain and recurrence in minor RAS. Materials & Methods: A randomized control trial ...
Filardo Giuseppe G II Clinic-Biomechanics Laboratory, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Matrix-assisted autologous chondrocyte transplantation (MACT) was developed to overcome the limitations of first-generation autologous chondrocyte implantation. Although short-term/midterm results are now available for a small series of patients, the literature still lacks studies on large cohorts of patients evaluated at midterm/long-term follow-up. PURPOSE:Not all patients can have the same benefit ...
King Jr Talmadge E TE Univ of California at San Francisco, Chair, Department of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States ; - - 2014
Rationale: FVC is a standard primary endpoint in clinical trials evaluating novel therapies for patients with IPF. However, all-cause mortality or a composite comprised of all-cause mortality and all-cause non-elective hospitalization has been proposed as the standard primary endpoint. Objectives: Conduct an evaluation of mortality in three Phase 3 clinical ...
Rodriguez-Merchan E C EC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Radiosynovectomy (RS) is known to be effective in the treatment of chronic haemophiliac synovitis. Its effectiveness may, however, be different when the joint treated shows articular degeneration in simple radiography (ADSR). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness or otherwise of RS in the presence of ADSR. ...
Oppong Kofi W KW Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Unit, Freeman Hospital , Newcastle upon Tyne , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. To determine the yield of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the investigation of patients with normal liver function tests (LFTs) and unexplained dilatation of common bile duct (CBD) and/or pancreatic duct (PD), following CT and/or magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography. Materials and methods. Consecutive patients undergoing linear EUS between January 2007 ...
Wang Xian-Qiang XQ Xian-Qiang Wang, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, - - 2014
To investigate the impact of portal inflow on liver remnants in a stable pig model of small-for-size syndrome. Twenty pigs underwent mesocaval shunt (MCS) surgery followed by 85%-90% hepatectomy. The control group had no shunt placement; the S1 group had portal flow maintained at an average of 2.0 times the ...
Appleton N D - - 2014
This study assesses the predictive value of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in relation to 30-day and overall mortality following open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs. In addition, it assess assesses any correlation between NLR and age, size of the AAA and gender. Patients undergoing elective or urgent open repair ...
Netsch Christopher C Department of Urology, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Hamburg, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the association between perioperative morbidity and prostate size in patients with benign prostatic obstruction treated with thulium:YAG vapoenucleation of the prostate (ThuVEP). Methods: 687 patients were prospectively analyzed. Prostate size was <40 ml in 196 (group A), 40-79 ml in 336 (group B) and ≥80 ml in ...
Sevim Kamuran Zeynep KZ Attending Surgeon, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sisli Etfal Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Composite chondrocutaneous grafts have been used widely for patients with cleft lip nasal deformity, alar defects, and septal perforations; however, the graft viability can be easily compromised. The aim of the present study was to extend the safe length of the composite chondrocutaneous grafts by enhancement of angiogenesis and re-epithelialization ...
Nardone Heather C HC Division of Otolaryngology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE To our knowledge, the rate of change in the size of pediatric vocal fold nodules (VFNs) has not been investigated. Improved understanding of the factors that affect change in VFN size may help to better guide treatment decisions and counselling of families. OBJECTIVE To characterize the rate of change ...
Song Bong Gun BG Department of Cardiology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul-Korea. - - 2014
There are few data regarding clinical characteristics, laboratory parameters, electrocardiographic and echocardiographic findings in takotsubo cardiomyopathy patients presenting with QT prolongation. Aim of this study was to investigate the differences in these parameters between takotsubo cardiomyopathy patients presenting with and those without QT prolongation. We performed an observational retrospective study. ...
Li Jinyang J The School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, - - 2014
To evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) using precut anterior lamellar cap (ALC) for patients with herpes simplex keratitis. In this single-centre retrospective study, 48 consecutive patients with herpes simplex keratitis and having undergone DALK using either big bubble technique or manual lamellar dissection, ...
Borz Bogdan B Department of Cardiology, Charles Nicolle University Hospital, INSERM U 1096, 1 rue de Germont, Rouen , Cedex, 76031, - - 2014
Aims: It is currently unknown whether the expandable sheath (e-sheath) for transfemoral Edwards transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) has a lower rate of access complications than the fixed size sheath (f-sheath). Our aim was to compare the incidence of procedural complications when using f-sheath versus e-sheath during TAVR.Methods: We included 162 ...
Giannini Sandro S Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna University, Bologna, - - 2014
Severe posttraumatic ankle arthritis poses a reconstructive challenge in the young and active patient. Bipolar fresh total osteochondral allograft (BFTOA) may represent an intriguing alternative to arthrodesis and prosthetic replacement. The purpose of this article was to evaluate the outcomes of BFTOA performed through an anterior approach to the ankle ...
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 ...
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