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Tan S M SM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital, - - 2013
PURPOSE. To compare the outcome of bicompartmental knee arthroplasty (BKA) versus total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with medial and patellofemoral knee osteoarthritis. METHODS. Records of 17 women and 10 men with medial and patellofemoral osteoarthritis of the knee who underwent BKA (n=15) or TKA (n=12) were reviewed. All surgeries ...
Rajgopal A A Medanta Bone and Joint Institute, Medanta the Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, - - 2013
PURPOSE. To compare the medium-term outcome of revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for septic versus aseptic failure. METHODS. Records of 142 patients who underwent revision TKA by a single senior surgeon for septic (n=65) or aseptic (n=77) failure were reviewed. In the septic group, 67 knees in 42 women and ...
Bergschmidt P P Department of Orthopaedics, University Medicine Rostock, Rostock, - - 2013
PURPOSE. To compare the short-term outcome of the Multigen Plus system using a symmetric ceramic femoral component with that of 2 metallic total knee replacement (TKR) systems. METHODS. 60 patients (62 knees) with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis underwent primary TKR using the Genia system (n=20), the Multigen Plus system (n=17), ...
Matei Daniela D Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Prof. Dr. Octavian Fodor,Cluj-Napoca, Romania; - - 2013
BACKGROUND & AIMS. For upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), guidelines recommend pharmacological treatment before endoscopy. Therefore, it is important to establish an early diagnosis of the variceal or non-variceal source of bleeding. This study aims to analyze the clinical and laboratory parameters which are predictors of the UGIB etiology, and to ...
Sin Yeon-Woo YW Department of Periodontology, Wonkwang University School of Dentistry, Iksan, - - 2013
The concept of gingival biotype has been used as a predictor of periodontal therapy outcomes since the 1980s. In the present study, prospective and controlled experiments were performed to compare periodontal pocket depth (PPD) reduction and gingival shrinkage (GSH) after scaling and root planing (SRP) according to gingival biotype. Twenty-five ...
Furtado Rita Nely Vilar - - 2013
Compare the effectiveness of ultrasound and fluoroscopy to guide intra-articular injections (IAI) in selected cases. A prospective study in our outpatient clinics at the Rheumatology Division at Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil, was conducted to compare the short-term (4 weeks) effectiveness of ultrasound and fluoroscopy-guided IAI in patients ...
Arti Hamidreza H Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma Research Center, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, - - 2013
Developmental dysplasia of hip (DDH) is one of the congenital anomalies in newborns that if not diagnosed and treated on time can lead to a severe disability. Although clinical examination is a very useful way for screening, but in some patients, a confirmatory diagnostic method such as ultrasonography is needed. ...
Petrie Michael J MJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 2EP, UK. - - 2013
We describe and analyse the results of our technique for repairing chronic massive tears (Goutallier grade 3 or 4) of the rotator cuff using a ligament augmentation and reconstruction system. This prospective, single surgeon series included 29 symptomatic patients (21 male, 8 female) with a mean age of 67.1 years ...
Battaglia Milva - - 2013
Intra-articular injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) represent efficacious medical treatments for osteoarthritis (OA), although no comparative study on long-term efficacy in hip OA exists. The goals of the current study were to compare the clinical efficacy of PRP vs HA at 12 months of follow-up in ...
Kamga Michele M Division of Cardiology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, University of Louvain, Brussels, - - 2013
For selected patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). In addition to co-morbidities, frailty has to be taken into account in the decision-making process. Criteria for patient selection, according to current guidelines, include EuroSCORE and STS score but ...
Russell T T Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia, - - 2013
Double-lumen endobronchial tubes are the most common method of achieving lung isolation and one-lung ventilation during thoracic anaesthesia and surgery. We compared the clinical performance of the Macintosh laryngoscope and the GlideScope(®) during endobronchial intubation with a double-lumen tube. Seventy patients with no predictors for difficult laryngoscopy were allocated randomly ...
Montazeri Akram Sadat AS Center for Health-Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, IR - - 2013
Postoperative nausea and vomiting is one of the most common side effects associated with surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of ginger on intensity of nausea and vomiting after surgical procedures. This study was a randomized, double blinded, clinical trial. 160 eligible patients were ...
Wang Xiandi - - 2013
Percutaneous endoscopic interlaminar discectomy (PEID) is a widely used minimally invasive procedure which shows satisfying outcomes in the adult population. However, pediatric lumbar disc herniations (PLDH) occur in growing spines and are less related to degeneration, which makes them different from the adult disc herniations. This study evaluates the clinical ...
Celebi Suleyman - - 2013
Abstract Aim: The aim of this study is to determine whether laparoscopic repair (LR) of inguinal hernia is superior to open repair (OR) in bilateral cases. Subjects and Methods: Sixty-two boys older than 6 years with bilateral hernias were included in our prospective, randomized, single-blinded clinical trial. All patients were ...
Kim Tae Gwan - - 2013
Temporal microbial succession was investigated in relation to the performance of a methane biofilter. A laboratory-scale biofilter packed with perlite was operated for 108 days, without a deliberate biomass control. The system performance was stable over the period with a mean elimination capacity of 1,563 g m(-3) day(-1), despite a temporal deterioration (45-56 days). Ribosomal-tag ...
Pitman Michael J - - 2013
Objective: To evaluate vocal outcomes in 10 patients one year after autologous transplantation of temporalis fascia into Reinke's space (ATFV) for vocal fold scar and sulcus vocalis. Study Design: Retrospective clinical case series Method: Subjective and objective evaluation was performed 12 months after surgery using laryngovideostroboscopy (LVS) in all patients, ...
Wang Ye - - 2013
The safety and efficacy of dexmedetomidine during laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in stressed patients under topical anesthesia has not been fully investigated. We randomized 30 adult patients with ametropia, with a Self-Rating Anxiety Scale score greater than 50, who were undergoing LASIK to receive dexmedetomidine (DEX group), propofol (P ...
Nunes Maria Carmo P - - 2013
Current echocardiographic scoring systems for percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) have limitations. This study examined new more quantitative methods for assessing valvular involvement, and the combination of parameters that best predicts immediate and long-term outcome after PMV. Two cohorts (derivation n= 204 and validation n =121) of patients with symptomatic MS ...
Bailey Benoit - - 2013
To determine the theoretical repeatability coefficient of a 100 mm VAS in children in different circumstances. A prospective cohort study was conducted using a convenience sample of patients aged 8 to 17 years presenting to a pediatric emergency department. Patients were asked how they liked a variety of foods (surrogate ...
Sirls Larry T - - 2013
Minimum important difference (MID) estimates the minimum degree of change in an instrument's score that correlates with a patient's subjective sense of improvement. We aimed to determine the MID for the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Urinary Incontinence Short Form (ICIQ-UI SF) using both anchor based and distribution based methods derived ...
Wong Kai-Pun - - 2013
Vocal cord asymmetry (VCA) on laryngoscopic examination (LE) may suggest voice impairment after thyroidectomy, but LE may cause patient discomfort. We aimed to correlate the presence of postoperative VCA assessed by noninvasive transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography (TLUSG) with voice quality changes after thyroidectomy. A total of 169 patients scheduled for thyroidectomy ...
Kurre Wiebke - - 2013
Background: There is uncertainty about the role of endovascular recanalization procedures for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke in patients aged ≥80 years. Therefore, careful patient selection is mandatory. Our aim was to find valid predictors of clinical outcome after mechanical thrombectomy (mTE) based on the sparse information available in ...
Clitherow Harry D S - - 2013
Despite the lack of literature showing improved results compared with cemented designs, uncemented glenoid components are still commonly used in total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). Most studies comparing cemented with uncemented glenoids involve small numbers or include patients with inflammatory arthritis. New Zealand National Joint Registry data was used to compare ...
Goel Danny P - - 2013
Scapulothoracic fusion (STF) may be an option to alleviate pain and restore function. The purpose of this study is to report the clinical outcome of patients who underwent STF for the treatment of painful scapular winging. From 1999 through 2008, 10 patients (12 shoulders) underwent an STF for painful winging ...
Kong Tae-Wook TW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of - - 2013
To assess the efficacy of analgesia provided by continuous ropivacaine wound infiltration after gynecologic laparoscopy. Sixty patients who underwent gynecologic laparoscopy at Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea, between March and May 2012 were randomized to receive either intravenous fentanyl and ketorolac infusion on demand by patient-controlled ...
Ugur Kadriye Serife - - 2013
The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy anterior palatoplasty (AP) technique in treatment of patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Forty-two patients were diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA. Participants were treated with AP for mild or moderate OSA. Patients were evaluated ...
Gratz Pascal P - - 2013
Stent retrievers have become an important tool for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to analyze outcome and complications in a large cohort of patients with stroke treated with the Solitaire stent retriever. The study also included patients who did not meet standard inclusion ...
Clement N D - - 2013
The aim of this study was to identify the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) in the Oxford knee score (OKS) and Short Form (SF-) 12 score after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Prospective pre-operative and 1 year post-operative OKS and SF-12 scores for 505 patients undergoing a primary TKA for osteoarthritis ...
Zhang Hao - - 2013
To explore the efficacy and safety of Weishi Bitong Xifang fumigation for treating patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). A total of 100 KOA patients were randomly assigned to receive Weishi Bitong Xifang fumigation and washing (fumigation group, n = 50) or unctions of votalin emulgel (Voltaren emulgel group, n = 50) by means of ...
Rai Anil K - - 2013
To evaluate the concept of bilateral same day tympanoplasty type I (BSDT) in accordance with the principle of evidence based medicine. A study with control was carried out in a tertiary care setting in a sample size of 60 patients suffering from chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). The patients were ...
van Houten Albert H - - 2013
The opening wedge approach to high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is perceived to have some advantages relative to the closing wedge approach but it may be associated with delayed and nonunions. Because nonunions evolve over months, it would be advantageous to be able to identify risk factors for and early predictors ...
Adelani Muyibat A - - 2013
Revision THAs are expected to increase; however, few studies have characterized the prognosis of revision THAs in younger patients. We performed a case-control study to evaluate intermediate-term survivorship, complications, and hip and activity scores after revision THAs in patients 55 years and younger, compared these outcomes with the results of ...
Lazennec Jean-Yves - - 2013
Surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease remains a controversial subject. Lumbar fusion has been associated with a potential risk of segmental junctional disease and sagittal balance misalignment. Motion preservation devices have been developed as an alternative to fusion. The LP-ESP® disc is a one-piece deformable device achieving 6 degrees of ...
Lee Sai-Cheong - - 2013
Although echinocandins have high in vitro antifungal efficacy according to prior reports, comparative studies on the clinical cure rates of anidulafungin, caspofungin, and micafungin in systemic candida infections have not yet been reported. Interpretation of clinical and microbiological responses to anidulafungin, caspofungin, and micafungin in 109 cases of candidemia was done ...
Fufa Duretti T DT Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 - - 2014
Successful short-term results of diaphyseal ulna shortening osteotomy are documented in both idiopathic and post-traumatic ulnar impaction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the mid-term outcomes of ulnar shortening osteotomy with respect to radiographic assessment of corrected alignment and healing as well as patient satisfaction, pain, and function ...
Zhang Zhenxiang - - 2013
The present work was conducted to examine whether celecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, 200 mg administered 1 h preoperatively to patients undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery reduces postoperative pain. Fifty-three patients undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery under spinal anesthesia were randomized to receive either 200 mg of celecoxib (Group I) or 200 mg of placebo (Group ...
Wittstein Jocelyn Ross - - 2013
This study evaluates intraobserver and interobserver agreement in reporting the o'clock position of the femoral tunnel during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Four PGY2 residents, four PGY5 residents, and four sports medicine orthopedic surgeons reported the o'clock position of the femoral ACL tunnel in 10 arthroscopic pictures on two occasions ...
Barkatali Bilal M - - 2013
We have reviewed a single surgeon's (M.S.) experience of talonavicular arthrodesis in 7 feet in 7 patients with isolated talonavicular arthritis. A standard dorsomedial approach was used to the talonavicular joint. Fixation was performed with 5.5-mm, partially threaded, cancellous screws. The visual analog scale for the foot and ankle (VASFA) ...
Imade Shinji - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Meniscal preservation results in better clinical outcomes than meniscectomy; however, no studies have evaluated the results of revision meniscal repair. HYPOTHESIS:Revision meniscal repair can achieve good clinical outcomes. STUDY DESIGN:Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS:The study participants were 16 patients with symptomatic meniscal retears of a total of 96 ...
Laurent Marcel - - 2013
The operative risk of cardiac surgery is ascertained preoperatively on the basis of scores validated in multinational studies. However, the value they add to a simple bedside clinical evaluation (CE) remains controversial. To compare operative mortality (defined as death from all causes before the 31st postoperative day) predicted by CE ...
Zhang Zhenxiang - - 2013
Up to now, no prospective, randomized comparisons between minimal invasive and computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty (MICA-TKA), and minimal invasive technique (MI-TKA) has been documented to evaluate not only clinical, but also radiologic results of the MICA-TKA. This prospective, randomized study was performed to compare the short-term results of MICA-TKA with ...
Aydın Gözde Bumin - - 2013
Rocuronium is a non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent which is associated with injection pain and induces withdrawal movement of the injected hand or arm or generalized movements of the body after intravenous injection. The aim of this randomized study was to compare the efficacy of pretreatment with oral dexketoprofen trometamol (Arvelles(®); ...
Kimoto S - - 2013
The relationship between the prosthodontic experience of dentists and satisfaction of complete denture wearers remains unknown. To investigate whether a prosthodontist's clinical experience affects treatment satisfaction of a complete denture wearer. From April 2004 to July 2006, we conducted a randomised controlled trial at two centres, including 74 edentulous patients; ...
Nishida Keiichiro - - 2013
We determined mid to long-term results of total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) by use of unlinked elbow prostheses with solid alumina ceramic trochleae, and ceramic ulnar stems (stemmed Kyocera type I; SKC-I) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Fifty-four elbows of 39 patients were available for detailed clinical and radiographic review after ...
Zaffagnini Stefano - - 2013
To evaluate mid-term clinical and radiographic outcomes after an original medial patellotibial ligament reconstruction in patients with patellar dislocation. Twenty-nine knees (27 patients, 8 males and 19 females) treated for patellar dislocation with medialization of the patellar tendon medial third combined with medial and lateral release were evaluated clinically and ...
Philpott A - - 2013
The burden of revision total hip replacement (THR) surgery is increasing. With an increasing life expectancy and younger age of primary surgery this trend is set to continue. There are few data on the long-term outcome of revision THR. This retrospective study of 1176 consecutive revision THRs with a minimum ...
Osti Michael - - 2013
Medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) with spacer plates is recommended to correct varus malalignment of the knee with symptomatic overload of the medial compartment. Fifty-five knees in 50 patients were assessed. Intra- and post-operative complications were recorded, and Tegner, Lysholm and IKDC scores were used to evaluate functional results. ...
Queen Robin M - - 2013
Excessive tibiotalar malalignment in the coronal plane has been considered by some to be a contraindication to total ankle replacement. The purpose of the present study was to compare clinical outcomes and physical performance measures according to preoperative tibiotalar alignment. One hundred and three patients undergoing total ankle replacement were ...
Albrecht Christian - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Several patient- and defect-specific factors influencing clinical outcomes after matrix-associated chondrocyte transplantation (MACT) have been identified, including the patient's age, location of the defect, or duration of symptoms before surgery. Little is known, however, about the influence of cell-specific characteristics on clinical results after transplantation. PURPOSE:The aim of the present ...
Kim Dae-Hyun - - 2013
Studies have estimated that cecal intubation failure occurs with conventional colonoscopy in about 10% of cases. Various methods have been adopted to improve the cecal intubation rate, including a transparent cap and special colonoscopes. To assess the efficacy of using a cap-assisted gastroscope (E-cap) compared with a cap-assisted colonoscope (C-cap) ...
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