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Innocenti Massimo M First Orthopaedic Clinic, University of Florence, Florence, - - 2014
We evaluated the risk of hypersensitivity to metals in a population of consecutive subjects undergoing a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We also proposed a diagnostic pathway to address any sensitivity to metals. We finally presented the mid-term outcomes of a full non allergenic knee implant. We developed a protocol based ...
Lee Gwo-Chin GC Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 1 Cupp Pavilion, 39th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA, - - 2014
Chondrocalcinosis is manifested by crystalline deposits of calcium commonly found during primary TKA for osteoarthritis. Its frequency among patients undergoing TKA is poorly defined, as is its influence on pain or function after TKA. The purposes of this study are to (1) determine the prevalence of chondrocalcinosis in patients undergoing ...
Gvozdenović Emilia E Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands, - - 2014
To investigate the association between intra-articular (IA) large joint corticosteroid injections and clinical outcomes in patients with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We compared pain (visual analog scale (VAS)), the Disease Activity Score (44 joints) (DAS), and swollen and tender joint counts before and after IA injection. Using linear mixed ...
Takagi Gen G Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Regenerative Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, - - 2014
Objective. SSc causes intractable ischaemic ulcers. To avoid major amputation, we examined the safety and efficacy of therapeutic vascular angiogenesis for digital ulcers due to SSc.Methods. A single-centre, open-label pilot study was conducted in patients with an ischaemic digital ulcer [n = 40, mean age 65 years (s.d. 8), Rutherford ...
Cao Feng F Department of General Surgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Number 45, Changchun Street, Beijing 100053, PR - - 2014
Although nonoperative management for perforated peptic ulcer (PPU) has been used for several decades, the indication is still unclear. A clinicoradiological score was sought to predict who can benefit from it. A clinicoradiological protocol for the assessment of patients presenting with PPU was used. A logistic regression model was applied ...
Jankowitz Brian B Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, - - 2014
To describe procedural aspects and clinical outcomes in a consecutive series of patients in whom manual aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) was performed as the first treatment modality with other techniques used only in case MAT did not yield recanalization. A retrospective review of a prospectively acquired acute stroke intervention database was ...
Zumstein Matthias A MA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Traumatology, L'Archet Hospital II, University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, - - 2014
We hypothesized that arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs using leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) in a standardized, modified protocol is technically feasible and results in a higher vascularization response and watertight healing rate during early healing. Twenty patients with chronic rotator cuff tears were randomly assigned to 2 treatment groups. In ...
Gong Long L Department of Orthopedics, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, 100853, China, - - 2014
Increasing attention to psychological determinants may be useful in identifying patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty who may be at risk for poor postoperative outcome. However, little is known about the relationship between personality as a comprehensive reflection of stable psychological states and outcome after total knee arthroplasty. The purpose of ...
Keener Jay D JD Shoulder and Elbow Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University, CB #8233, St. Louis, MO 63110. E-mail address for J.D. Keener: - - 2014
The influence of rehabilitation on the outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical results and tendon healing rates following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair utilizing two distinct rehabilitation protocols. Over a thirty-month period, 124 patients under the age of sixty-five years ...
Byrd J W Thomas JW Nashville Sports Medicine Foundation, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose was to assess ultrasound-guided injections through patient satisfaction in a comparative internally controlled study of fluoroscopic versus ultrasound technique and to quantitate the reliability of the ultrasound method. In addition, the reliability of the ultrasound method was quantitated. This study consisted of the first 50 consecutive patients to ...
Roceto Lígia Dos Santos Ldos S Clinical Hospital, School of Medical Sciences, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, CampinasSão Paulo, - - 2014
Noninvasive mechanical ventilation during the postoperative period (PO) following lung resection can restore residual functional capacity, improve oxygenation and spare the inspiratory muscles. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) associated with physiotherapy, compared with physiotherapy alone after lung resection. Open ...
Guo Xiang X Department of Orthopedics, Changzheng Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, P.R. - - 2014
Bilateral C1-2 transarticular screw and C1 laminar hook fixation was developed on the basis of transarticular screws fixation. The modified technique has showed a better biomechanical stability than established techniques in previous study. However, long-term (minimum follow-up 7 years) outcomes of patients with reducible atlantoaxial dislocation who underwent this modified ...
Toshima T T Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score has been validated to predict the mortality rate of patients with various chronic liver diseases on the waiting list for liver transplantation (LT). The aim of this study was to assess the value of the postoperative MELD scoring system as an early ...
Kuni Benita B Clinic for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury, Heidelberg University Hospital, Schlierbacher Landstr, 200a, 69118 Heidelberg, Germany. - - 2014
Walking down stairs is a clinically relevant daily activity for older persons. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the impact of cheilectomy on walking on level ground and on stairs. 3D motion analysis of foot kinematics was performed in eight patients with hallux rigidus and 11 healthy ...
Weekes Anthony J AJ The Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, - - 2014
Central venous catheter (CVC) placement is a common procedure in critical care management. The authors set out to determine echocardiographic features during a saline flush of any type of CVC. The hypothesis was that the presence of a rapid saline swirl in the right atrium on bedside echocardiography would confirm ...
Charitos Efstratios I EI Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, - - 2014
Although atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence is unpredictable in terms of onset and duration, current intermittent rhythm monitoring (IRM) diagnostic modalities are short-termed and discontinuous. The aim of the present study was to investigate the necessary IRM frequency required to reliably detect recurrence of various AF recurrence patterns. The rhythm histories ...
Mik Michał - - 2014
Abstract The aim of the study was to identify clinical factors which could influence the results of overlapping sphincteroplasty. Material and methods. Between 2003-2009 the group of 78 incontinent patients (59 women, mean age of 61±13 years), was operated on with anterior overlapping anal sphincteroplasty. Only patients with severe incontinence ...
Keurentjes J C JC Leiden University Medical Center, Departmentof Orthopaedic Surgery/Department of Medical Statistics, Albinusdreef2, Room J-09-127, PO Box9600, Postzone J-11-S, 2300RC Leiden, the - - 2014
To define Patient Acceptable Symptom State (PASS) thresholds for the Oxford hip score (OHS) and Oxford knee score (OKS) at mid-term follow-up. In a prospective multicentre cohort study, OHS and OKS were collected at a mean follow-up of three years (1.5 to 6.0), combined with a numeric rating scale (NRS) ...
Kaymakçi Mustafa M Department of ENT, Balikesir University, Medical School, Balikesir, Turkey. - - 2014
To compare the outcomes of the nasal obstruction, the main symptom of the patients who underwent radiofrequency and lateral displacement of the inferior turbinate and patients who were treated with radiofrequency alone. The prospective randomised study was conducted at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Balikesir University Medical School, ...
Kulkarni Arvind G AG Department of Orthopaedics, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, - - 2014
Discectomy performed open or with an operating microscope remains the standard surgical management. Tubular retractor system is being increasingly used. Potential benefits include less muscle and local damage, better cosmesis, decreased pain and operative time and faster recovery after surgery. We have evaluated the outcome of micro endoscopic discectomy (MED) ...
Gahalaut Pratik P 0000-0002-1566-6871 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Shri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Nainital Road, Bareilly 243001, - - 2014
Introduction. Topical application of local anesthetics is currently considered to be the easiest, most effective, and convenient way for treatment of patients who may be undergoing superficial dermatosurgical procedures. Materials and Methods. This study compares the anesthetic potential of 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine topical cream with 7% lignocaine and ...
Binici Bedir Eylem E Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Bilecik State Hospital, Bilecik, Turkey. - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of epidural analgesia with infiltration analgesia in postoperative pain control for total knee arthroplasty. Methods: Thirty patients (28 female, 2 male; mean age: 69.37±5.11 years, range: 61 to 80 years) undergoing total knee arthroplasty between May 2011 and September ...
Okamura Aldo A Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
To evaluate the postoperative results of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome by the endoscopic release technique with single portal. 78 patients (80 wrists) were evaluated preoperatively and postoperatively at 1, 3 and 6 months by the Boston questionnaire, the visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain, monofilament test sensitivity, grip strength, ...
Mariscalco Giovanni G Department of Heart and Vessels, Cardiac Surgery Unit, Varese University Hospital, Varese, - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) remains the most common complication after cardiac surgery. The present study aim was to derive an effective bedside tool to predict postoperative AF and its related complications. Data of 17 262 patients undergoing adult cardiac surgery were retrieved at 3 European university hospitals. A risk score for ...
Abdelhalim Ashraf A AA Department of Anesthesiology, Alexandria University, Egypt and King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
Pain following ear-nose and throat surgery is one of the most important complaints for which, several drugs are used. This prospective, randomized, double-blind controlled trial was designed to compare the analgesic effect of tramadol versus lornoxicam for post-operative pain relief in patients undergoing ENT surgical procedures. One hundred and twenty ...
Goyal Rohit R Department of Anesthesia, Himalyan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, - - 2014
The incidence of pain reported in literature after IV administration of rocuronium is 50-80%. The aim of our study was to determine whether pre-treatment with intravenous granisetron and nitroglycerine would reduce rocuronium-induced pain. One hundred fifty patients of either sex, aged 18-65 years, American society of Anaesthesiologist grading (ASA) I-II, ...
Yan Liang - - 2014
Few studies have specifically examined the efficacy of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2)/absorbable collagen sponge (ACS) in posterolateral lumbar spine fusion. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical outcomes in elderly patients treated with posterior C1-C2 fusion with iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) plus rhBMP-2/ACS vs ...
Inoue Shogo S Department of Urology, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima, - - 2014
We evaluate patient-reported satisfaction and cosmesis of laparoendoscopic single-site adrenalectomy (LESS-A) in comparison with that of conventional laparoscopic adrenalectomy (CLA). A total of 19 and 104 patients who respectively underwent LESS-A and CLA between May 1996 and June 2011 were included in the study. Questionnaires inquiring about scar pain (0: ...
Caralopoulos Ilias N IN Department of Neurosurgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, - - 2014
Degenerative lumbar stenosis associated with spondylolisthesis is common in elderly patients. The most common symptoms are those of neurogenic claudication with leg pain. Surgery is indicated for those who fail conservative management. The generally accepted recommendation is to perform a laminectomy and a fusion at the involved level. We reviewed ...
Yu Shunzhi S Department of Orthopedics, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
The anterior approach for multilevel CSM has been developed and obtained favorable outcomes. However, the operation difficulty, invasiveness and operative risks increase when multi-level involved. This study was to assess surgical parameters, complications, clinical and radiological outcomes in the treatment of 2-, 3- and 4-level CSM. A total of 248 ...
Saedi Babak B Otolaryngology Department, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Internal nasal valve collapse is a preventable complication of rhinoplasty, for which the spreader graft is the gold standard. More recently, the spreader flap technique has been espoused as an alternative to spreader grafting. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of this technique in a randomized trial setting. The autospreader was ...
Chkhartishvili Nikoloz N Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center, Tbilisi, Georgia; - - 2014
Introduction: There is little information on adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the Eastern European region. This prospective study evaluated multiple measures of adherence and their association with viral suppression among HIV patients in Georgia. Methods: A prospective cohort study enrolled 100 consecutive antiretroviral-naïve adult (age ≥18 years) patients, who ...
Rahmanian Abdolkarim A Department of Neurosurgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Nemazee Hospital, P.O. Box: 71937-11351, Shiraz, - - 2014
Malignant cerebral infarction is a well-recognized disease, comprising 10-15% of all cases with cerebral infarction and causing herniation and death in 80% of cases. In this study, we compare the effects of decompressive craniectomy versus conventional medical treatment on mortality rate and functional and neurological outcome in patients with malignant ...
Iwaasa Mitsutoshi M Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University, 7-45-1 Nanakuma, Jounan-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, 814-0180, - - 2014
Background: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is associated with poor outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of combined coiling and neuroendoscopy to treat severe SAH with massive IVH. Method: Between April 2008 and March 2012, 13 patients had massive IVH with a ruptured ...
Wu Zhenjie Z Department of Urology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, P. R. - - 2014
To compare the perioperative and early renal functional outcomes of RPN with OPN for kidney tumors. A total of 209 RPN or OPN patients with availability of preoperative cross-sectional imaging since 2009 at our center were included. To adjust for potential baseline confounders propensity-score matching was performed, which resulted in ...
Khan Muhib M Department of Neurology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, R.I., - - 2014
Factors influencing outcome after cerebral artery occlusion are not completely understood. Although it is well accepted that the site of arterial occlusion critically influences outcome, the majority of studies investigating this issue has focused on proximal large artery occlusion. To gain a better understanding of factors influencing outcome after distal ...
Erturk Engin E Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon, - - 2014
Background. The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of preemptive thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) comparing conventional postoperative epidural analgesia on thoracotomy. Material and Methods. Forty-four patients were randomized in to two groups (preemptive: Group P, control: Group C). Epidural catheter was inserted in all patients preoperatively. In ...
Gupta Mani M Department of Neurology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) is a form of cerebrovascular accident with a very high rate of morbidity and mortality. The determinants of prognosis include the demographic, clinical, laboratory, and radiologic factors. It is long known that the hematoma size has a negative impact on the outcome in SICH. The influence ...
Idle Matthew R MR Maxillofacial Unit, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ, UK. Electronic address: - - 2013
Our goal is to establish the long-term collection of data on temporomandibular joint replacement from all centres in the UK where this is done. Currently, 16 surgeons have been identified, and 13 of them had entered data when this paper was being prepared. Data are entered online through the Snap ...
Bates Maria F MF Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children's Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Despite increased utilization of laboratory, radiologic imaging, and scoring systems, negative appendectomy (NA) rates in children remain above 3% nationwide. We reviewed the clinical data of patients undergoing appendectomy to further reduce our NA rate.METHODS:A retrospective review was conducted of all appendectomies performed for suspected appendicitis at a tertiary children's ...
Xie Xiaobo X Department of Orthopedics, ZhuJiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, 253 GongYeDaDao Road, Guangzhou, 510282, - - 2013
The aim of this meta-analysis was to review published articles that compared gender-specific total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with conventional TKA for short- or long-term outcomes and to determine which implant leads to a better outcome. A systematical electronic search was conducted in the database of PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane ...
Epinette J A JA Clinique Médico-Chirurgicale, 200, rue d'Auvergne, 62700 Bruay-Labuissière, France. Electronic address: - - 2013
In selected patients with failed unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), revision UKA is a reliable option and may even provide lower morbidity rates and better functional outcomes compared to revision total knee arthroplasty. In a multicentre retrospective study of 425 knees requiring revision surgery after UKA, 36 knees were managed with ...
Sihvonen Raine R From the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hatanpää City Hospital, Tampere (R.S.), the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki (M.P., J.K., T.L.N.J.), and the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Center for Health and Social Economics (A.M.), Helsinki, the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Turku, Turku (A.I.), the Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology, and Hand Surgery, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio (A.J.), and the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Central Finland Central Hospital, Jyväskylä (H.N.) - all in - - 2013
Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is one of the most common orthopedic procedures, yet rigorous evidence of its efficacy is lacking. We conducted a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial in 146 patients 35 to 65 years of age who had knee symptoms consistent with a degenerative medial meniscus tear and no knee ...
Barnett Steven L SL Orthopaedic Specialty Institute of Orange, California; Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Irvine, - - 2013
Stepped porous titanium metaphyseal sleeves may provide an option for enhanced fixation in managing challenging tibial defects in revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We retrospectively reviewed data on 51 patients who underwent revision TKA utilizing a metaphyseal sleeve for Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute (AORI) Type II and III tibial defects ...
Park Soo Yeun SY Colorectal Cancer Center, Kyungpook National University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, 807 Hogukro, Buk-gu, Taegu, 702-210, - - 2013
Urinary and sexual dysfunction are recognized complications of rectal cancer surgery in men. This study compared robot-assisted total mesorectal excision (RTME) and laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (LTME) with regard to these functional outcomes. A series of 32 men who underwent RTME between February 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010 were ...
Zhang Lei L Department of Orthopaedics, The Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University , Shanghai , - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To assess a new intradermal locator device for percutaneous placement of lumbar pedicle screws. Material and methods: Patients were alternately assigned to two groups. The locator group underwent lumbar pedicle screw placement using the intradermal locator. The control group was aided by traditional fluoroscopy. Baseline demographics, visual analog ...
Vanek Petr P Department of Neurosurgery, Charles University, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Military University Hospital, - - 2013
Object The main aim of this study was to compare clinical and radiological outcomes after stabilization by a percutaneous transpedicular system and stabilization from the standard open approach for thoracolumbar spine injury. Methods Thirty-seven consecutive patients were enrolled in the study over a period of 16 months. Patients were included ...
Rotondano Gianluca G Gastroenterology Hospital Maresca, Torre del Greco, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2013
There is a lack of validated predictors on which to decide the timing of discharge in patients already hospitalized for upper nonvariceal bleeding. Identify factors that appear to protect nonvariceal bleeders from the development of negative outcome (rebleeding, surgery, death). Secondary analysis of two prospective multicenter studies. Multivariate analyses for ...
Schäfer Valentin S - - 2013
To evaluate the utility of the recently introduced SOLAR score (sonography of large joints in Rheumatology), which has been validated in RA patients, in a cohort of patients with Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) presenting with involvement of large peripheral joints. The recently established SOLAR score has been ...
Marimuthu Kanniraj K Fellow in Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Sydney Knee Specialists, NSW, - - 2013
Patient specific guides (PSGs) are postulated to improve the alignment of components in total knee arthroplasty. Three hundred consecutive total knee arthroplasties performed with either conventional (CON) (n=185) or Visionaire PSG (n=115) were evaluated with a CT protocol for coronal limb alignment, coronal and sagittal alignment of individual components and ...
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