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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) ...
Putterie G - - 2013
Among the surgical options to treat trapeziometacarpal osteoarthrosis, trapeziectomy has been criticized as unable to prevent postoperative collapse of the thumb, causing painful scapho-metacarpal impingement. The implantation of an external minifixator between the first and the second metacarpals for sufficient time has been proposed to maintain the postoperative space created ...
Vukcevic G - - 2013
In this study, we describe a new semi-quantitative method for measuring the extent of bleeding in pathohistological tissue samples. To test our novel method, we recruited 120 female patients in their first trimester of pregnancy and divided them into three groups of 40. Group I was the control group, in ...
Sheth Kevin N - - 2013
Preclinical and retrospective clinical data indicate that glyburide, a selective inhibitor of sulfonylurea receptor 1-transient receptor potential melastatin 4, is effective in preventing edema and improving outcome after focal ischemia. We assessed the feasibility of recruiting and treating patients with severe stroke while obtaining preliminary information on the safety and ...
Iagnocco Annamaria - - 2013
Objective. The objective of this study was to draw up a set of recommendations for the format and content of the musculoskeletal ultrasonography (MSUS) report in rheumatology.Methods. A panel of rheumatologists, members of the MSUS Study Group of the Italian Society of Rheumatology, met in order to identify the main ...
Matsushita Isao - - 2013
Objectives. The aim of this study was to clarify the long-term clinical and radiographic results of cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. Twenty-eight total hip arthroplasties in 24 patients with a diagnosis of RA were performed from October 1992 to October 1996. All components ...
Aabakke Anna J M - - 2013
To compare patient preference for either sharp incision with scissors or blunt manual cleavage of the fascia at cesarean delivery in a randomized controlled trial in which each woman was her own control. Women undergoing primary cesarean delivery (n=34) were randomized to side distribution of sharp or blunt incision of ...
Hu Jianzhong - - 2013
The objective of this study was to systematically review the current evidence to see whether the remnant preservation techniques could obtain better clinical outcomes than the standard anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction procedure. The authors systematically searched online databases to identify the studies which compared the remnant preservation techniques with the ...
Mansat Pierre - - 2013
The Coonrad-Morrey total elbow arthroplasty is a linked implant. This study investigated the hypotheses that reliable results can be obtained in rheumatoid patients and in traumatic conditions and that the survival rate is similar to or better than what has been published for nonlinked implants. Surgery was performed on 70 ...
Vendittoli P-A - - 2013
A total of 219 hips in 192 patients aged between 18 and 65 years were randomised to 28-mm metal-on-metal uncemented total hip replacements (THRs, 107 hips) or hybrid hip resurfacing (HR, 112 hips). At a mean follow-up of eight years (6.6 to 9.3) there was no significant difference between the ...
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