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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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Aslan Fatih F Department of Gastroenterology, Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Research and Training Hospital, İzmir, Turkey. - - 2014
The removal of small colon polyps by hot snare polypectomy (HP) is a commonly used method. Polypectomy with a cold snare (CP) has been increasingly utilized in recent years. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Herein, we explored the efficacy and safety of each method. Between January 1, ...
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 ...
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