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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 ...
Burke John G JG The Galway Clinic, Doughiska, - - 2014
To characterise changes in vertebral dimension in an ovine model of scoliosis and determine whether a reproducible curvature could be created that would be suitable for future testing of curve modifying surgical implants. At a mean age of 5 weeks, 28 Scottish blackface sheep were anaesthetised. A 4 mm braided synthetic tape ...
Ando Kei K *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan †Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hamamatsu Medical University, Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka, - - 2014
Retrospective clinical study. To investigate the outcomes after indirect posterior decompression and dekyphosis using multilevel Ponte osteotomies for ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) of the thoracic spine. There are no previous reports on the use of Ponte osteotomy to treat thoracic OPLL. The subjects were 10 patients with an ...
Page Geert G Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jan Yperman Hospital, Ypres, - - 2014
Although the results of the article by Vlemmix et al. (1) are suggestive for a better perinatal outcome after cesarean section for breech presentation, they have to be considered with a lot of caution. First,this retrospective cohort study included a 'historical' control group, undermining the equality of both compared study groups. ...
Zhou Xu X Department of Orthopaedics, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital Affiliated to Tongji University, Shanghai, China - - 2014
Retrospective case series. To retrospectively evaluate the clinical outcome of microendoscopic decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) including an evaluation of the extent of decompression using computed tomography. Microendoscopic decompression has been a widely applied procedure to treat LSS with satisfactory outcomes and comparatively fewer complications and revision. However, few ...
Protopsaltis Themistocles T Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, 306 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003. E-mail address for T. Protopsaltis: - - 2014
Adult spinal deformity is a prevalent cause of pain and disability. Established measures of sagittal spinopelvic alignment such as sagittal vertical axis and pelvic tilt can be modified by postural compensation, including pelvic retroversion, knee flexion, and the use of assistive devices for standing. We introduce the T1 pelvic angle, ...
Kim Hyun Young HY Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, - - 2014
It has been shown that erythropoietin is neuroprotective in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The aim of this study was to determine the safety and feasibility of repetitive high-dose recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) therapy in ALS patients. Two consecutive studies were conducted. We first recruited ...
Truszczyńska Aleksandra A Assistant Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess static balance in patients with lumbar spinal canal stenosis who qualified for surgical decompression of associated neural structures and compare them with asymptomatic participants. This case-controlled study evaluated a sample of 50 patients with spinal canal stenosis (stenosis group) and 48 participants ...
Craig Margaret G MG From the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management (M.G.C., E.N.G., W.T.) and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (D.D.M., K.J.L.), The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, - - 2014
The purpose of this prospective, double-blinded, parallel-arm, randomized trial was to examine the effects of epidural bupivacaine on the length of the second stage of labor in nulliparous women. The authors assessed length of second-stage labor, degree of motor blockade, mode of delivery, and visual analog scores in 310 nulliparous ...
Diamond Laura E LE The University of Melbourne, Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, Parkville, Victoria, - - 2014
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a morphological hip condition that can cause hip and/or groin pain in younger active adults. Understanding the nature of physical impairments and activity limitations associated with symptomatic FAI is important to evaluate outcomes and guide development of rehabilitation strategies. The purpose of this systematic review was ...
Luchesi K F KF University of Campinas, São Paulo, - - 2014
Dysphagia-related complications, such as aspiration pneumonia and malnutrition, are major causes of death among patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). To analyze clinical features associated with worsened swallowing and non-oral feeding in ALS. This is a long-term study of 33 ALS patients, who were observed between 2006 and 2011 in ...
Sawaki Lumy L Department of Neurology, Program in Rehabilitation, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA College of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, - - 2014
Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) has been shown to improve upper extremity voluntary movement and change cortical movement representation after stroke. Direct comparison of the differential degree of cortical reorganization according to chronicity in stroke subjects receiving CIMT has not been performed and was the purpose of this study. We hypothesized ...
Sun Y Y Department of Anesthesia, Heilongjiang Province Hospital, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, - - 2014
Purpose: In this study, we aimed to compare the effects of bupivacaine alone, bupivacaine plus fentanyl, and bupivacaine plus dexmedetomidine for postoperative analgesia in women undergoing cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. Material and methods: 90 term parturients scheduled to have elective cesarean section and ASA physical status I or II ...
Yue Qi Q Department of Neurosurgery, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, - - 2014
Motor evoked potential (MEP) monitoring has been widely used in brain or spine surgery to recognize potential damages of the pyramidal motor system. But its ability to detect ischemic injury during middle cerebral artery aneurysm (MCA-AN) surgery remains unclear. Thus, a prospective cohort study was designed to evaluate MEP changes ...
Weiner Marie-France MF MA History of Medicine, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, - - 2014
Background: Suspension therapy was developed by a Russian doctor, A. Motschutkovsky and at the end of the 19th century it was a popular treatment for tabes dorsalis. It was endorsed by Jean-Martin Charcot in France and Weir Mitchell in the United States; but after 10 years, it was abandoned because ...
Najafi Atabak A Department of Anesthesiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is one of the common complications of spinal anesthesia; it is observed in 1-40% of cases involving spinal anesthesia. It can cause considerable morbidity and 40% of cases may require invasive treatments such as epidural blood patch. With the exception of invasive treatments such as an ...
Kumon Masashi M , Orthopaedic surgery, Kochi Medical School, 783-8505 Nankoku, Japan. - - 2014
Objectives: To determine whether repetitive tibial nerve stimulation (RTNS) affects neurogenic claudication and F-wave conduction in lumbar spinal stenosis. Design: An intervention study: before/after trial. Subjects: Data for 12 central lumbar spinal stenosis patients were compared with 13 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers. Methods: A conditioning RTNS at the ankle, ...
Liao Qi Q Qi Liao, Department of Orthopedics, Renmin Hospital, Wuhan University, 238 Jiefang Road, Wuhan 430060, Hubei Province, P. R. - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical therapeutic effects of anterior decompression on spinal osteoporotic fracture and inflammatory cytokines. A total of 140 patients with spinal osteoporotic fracture were selected and randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group (n=70). The control group was treated by central corpectomy, and the control ...
Rasmussen Mikkel Mylius MM Pelvic floor unit, Department of Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark; Department of Neurosurgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
The artificial somato-autonomic reflex arch (Xiao procedure) has been proposed as a treatment modality for neurogenic bladder dysfunction. We aimed at investigating the effects of the procedure on lower urinary tract function. In 10 patients with spinal cord injury (American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale A (n=7) or B (n=3)), ...
Reddy C E E CE Department of Otolaryngology,University Hospital Aintree NHS Foundation - - 2014
Objective: To study the natural course of vestibular schwannomas 15 to 31 mm in diameter. Methods: A retrospective study of 45 patients conservatively managed with interval scanning was performed. Outcome measures were: changes in tumour size, clinical features and hearing. A tumour was considered to be growing if it increased in ...
Gollapalli Lakshman L Department of Anesthesiology, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48201, - - 2014
We report an incident of delayed onset of true vocal fold paralysis with continuous interscalene brachial plexus block. A 51 year old woman underwent left shoulder manipulation and lysis of adhesions with fluoroscopy and general anesthesia. An interscalene brachial plexus block was performed and a catheter with a continuous infusion ...
Lebon J J Unité d'orthopédie et traumatologie de Purpan, institut de l'appareil locomoteur, CHU de Toulouse, place du Dr Baylac, 31059 Toulouse cedex, - - 2014
Resurfacing shoulder arthroplasty is proposed in primary osteoarthritis of the shoulder. The present study compared resurfacing versus 3rd generation stemmed hemiarthroplasty in terms of survival, functional results and implant positioning effects. Seventy eight patients underwent arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis of the shoulder: 41 by resurfacing and 37 by stemmed hemiarthroplasty. ...
da Silva Cristina C Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, - - 2014
To investigate the role of 2D-transthoracic echocardiography (2D-TTE) and 3D-transesophageal echocardiography (3D-TEE) in the determination of aortic annulus size prior transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and its' impact on the prevalence of patient prosthesis mismatch (PPM). Echocardiography plays an important role in measuring aortic annulus dimension in patients undergoing TAVI. ...
Wendt Daniel D Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, West-German Heart Center Essen, University Hospital Essen, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study sought to evaluate the self-expandable ACURATE TA device (Symetis SA, Ecublens, Switzerland) in a cohort of patients with pure aortic regurgitation (AR). Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been initially considered as an alternative for high-risk patients with aortic stenosis. Although the current experience is limited, TAVR might ...
Hingelbaum Swen S Sportklinik Stuttgart, Taubenheimstr. 8, 70372, Stuttgart, - - 2014
Medial transfer of the tibial tubercle has become a standard procedure in cases of patella instability caused by an increased tuberositas tibae-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance. However, the TT-TG distance has always been assessed as an absolute value without taking individual joint size into consideration. It was assumed that the pathological ...
Olivi Giovanni G Dr. Olivi is an adjunct professor, Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics, University of Genoa, - - 2014
In 2010, one of the authors proposed that lasers could be used to enhance the decontaminating action of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). The authors conducted a study to compare the disinfection efficacy of laser-activated irrigation (LAI) by using a photon-induced photoacoustic streaming (PIPS) tip with conventional irrigation and specifically LAI's ability ...
Demir Aslan A Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Kafkas Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kars, Turkey, - - 2014
To audit the cost of laser versus pneumatic semirigid ureteroscopic lithotripsy and to analyze their relative initial outcomes and cost. Hundred and eighty-seven patients who underwent semirigid ureteroscopic lithotripsy were analyzed retrospectively in terms of age and sex of the patients; location and size of the stones; the type of ...
Tilley J M R JM University of Oxford, Department of Materials, Oxford OX1 3PH, - - 2014
The effects of disease progression and common tendinopathy treatments on the tissue characteristics of human rotator cuff tendons have not previously been evaluated in detail owing to a lack of suitable sampling techniques. This study evaluated the structural characteristics of torn human supraspinatus tendons across the full disease spectrum, and ...
Liu Jin J Department of Spine Surgery, Sichuan Orthopaedic Hospital; Department of Orthopaedics, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, - - 2014
To systematically compare the fusion rate and safety of lumbar interbody fusion using one cage versus two cages for the treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal diseases. All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and comparative observational studies written in English comparing the outcome of lumbar interbody fusion using one or two cages ...
Sangwan Sukhbir Singh SS Department of Orthopaedics, Paraplegia and Rehabilitation, Pt BD Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, - - 2014
Prospective cohort study. Evaluation of the clinico-radiological outcome and complications of limited laminectomy and restorative spinoplasty in spinal canal stenosis. It is critical to achieve adequate spinal decompression, while maintaining spinal stability. Forty-four patients with degenerative lumbar canal stenosis underwent limited laminectomy and restorative spinoplasty at our centre from July ...
Kim Seo Yeon SY Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, - - 2014
To delineate cervical radiculopathy that is found in combination with traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) and to determine whether attendant cervical radiculopathy affects the prognosis and functional outcome for SCI patients. A total of 66 patients diagnosed with traumatic cervical SCI were selected for neurological assessment (using the International ...
Akkaya Akcan A Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical School, Bolu, - - 2014
Although regional anesthesia is the first choice for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), it may not be effective and the risk of complications is greater in patients who are obese or who have spinal deformities. We compared the success of ultrasound-guided femoral and sciatic nerve blocks with sedoanalgesia versus ...
Abicht Travis O TO Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill. Electronic address: - - 2014
Multiple techniques have been used to repair degenerative mitral valve prolapse with leaflet elongation, without creating systolic anterior motion. We describe a simple, reproducible, measured technique to guide repair. From January 2010 to July 2012, 171 patients underwent mitral valve repair; 128 (75%) with Carpentier type II prolapse. For 48 ...
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 ...
Hidalgo D M DM Department of Medicine, Surgery and Veterinary Anatomy, University of Leon, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of lactation length and treatment with gonadotrophins at weaning on reproductive performance of primiparous sows. After 3 wk of lactation, primiparous sows were either weaned (W3; n=273) or received a 7-d-old foster litter for a further 14 d of suckling ...
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 ...
Eickmeyer A B AB The University of Michigan, Departments of Urology and Radiology, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Imaging of patients with multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) has increased over the past three decades. This increased use of imaging has provided additional insights into the natural history of MCDK. The present study looked at this data for predictors of involution and associated anomalies. Institutional review board approval was obtained ...
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. ...
Raychev R R Neurosurgery and Neurology, UCI, Orange, CA, - - 2014
In this study, we investigated the clinical and procedural predictors associated with interval growth manifested as new or worsened mass effect after Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) placement for treatment of intracranial aneurysms We evaluated the baseline clinical and procedural characteristics of 46 consecutive patients who underwent 48 PED procedures. The ...
Nofal Walid Hamed WH Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Ain Shams University, Cairo, - - 2014
Gabapentin is effective for treating different types of headache including post-dural puncture headache (PDPH), also used for prophylaxis against migraine. We studied the effect of pre-operative administration of gabapentin on the characteristics of PDPH in parturients undergoing cesarean section (CS) under spinal anesthesia. Women undergoing elective cesarean section under spinal ...
Sapate Manisha M Department of Anesthesia, Pad. Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, Maharastra, - - 2014
The purposes of this study were to evaluate the onset, quality and duration of sensory and motor blockade between hyperbaric bupivacaine and clonidine combination with bupivacaine alone when administered intrathecally for unilateral spinal anesthesia in below-knee orthopedic surgery, efficacy of clonidine for post-operative analgesia and side-effects of clonidine, if any. ...
Jagtap Sheetal S Department of Anaesthesiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, - - 2014
Intrathecal bupivacaine results in complete anaesthetic block of longer duration than ropivacaine. Fentanyl as an adjuvant may improve the quality of spinal block of ropivacaine while maintaining its advantage of early motor recovery. In this study, we proposed to compare the efficacy and safety of intrathecal ropivacaine-fentanyl (RF) with bupivacaine-fentanyl ...
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 ...
Shin Young-Soo YS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea, University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
We prospectively analyzed 83 patients who underwent ceramic-on-ceramic THA using preassembled (n=22) or modular acetabular components (n=61) between June 2010 and June 2012. There were no significant differences in mean postoperative radiographic outcomes, functional outcomes, or complications between the two groups. Both groups showed satisfactory performance at the 2year follow ...
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