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An effect of Abamectin 18 g/l on the seasonal abundance of two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch.) was studied in roses in 2005-2006. An efficiency of Abamectin 18 g/l 0.12% against two-spotted spider mite was: 63.5–100% 2–3 days after treatment, 97–100% 5–6 days after treatment, 97.9–100% 7–8 days after treatment, ...
Azimi P P Department of Neurosurgery Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran, Iran - - - 2014
A common cause of low back pain is lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). The Swiss Spinal Stenosis Score (SSS) is a well-known questionnaire that measures the severity of symptoms, physical functioning and patient's satisfaction in lumbar spinal stenosis. This study aimed to translate and validate the SSS in Iran. A prospective ...
Mimić Ana A Clinical Center of Serbia, Urology Clinic, Department of Anesthesia, Belgrade, Serbia. - - 2014
Optimal analgesia in ambulatory urology patients still remains a challenge. The aim of this study was to examine if the pre-emptive use of intravenous tramadol can reduce pain after ureteroscopic lithotripsy in patients diagnosed with unilateral ureteral stones. This prospective pilot cohort study included 74 patients diagnosed with unilateral ureteral ...
Singh Harvinder Pal HP Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study investigated the clinical and radiographic factors that influence outcome after arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASAD) for shoulder impingement syndrome. The goal was to develop a new preoperative scoring system to identify patients who would have a prompt and sustained benefit from ASAD. We prospectively reviewed 112 consecutive patients with ...
Whitehouse Michael R MR Department of Orthopaedics, The University of British Columbia, 3rd Floor, 910 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4E3, - - 2014
Reconstruction of large acetabular defects remains a substantial challenge in hip arthroplasty. There remains a paucity of data on the long-term results of acetabular trabecular metal augments. The purpose of this study was to assess the survivorship, clinical outcomes, restoration of center of rotation of the hip, and radiological signs ...
Ishii Yoshinori Y Ishii Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Clinic, 1089 Shimo-Oshi, Gyoda, Saitama, 361-0037, Japan, - - 2014
Previous studies have evaluated the ability of the gap technique to achieve accurate rotational placement in both posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)-retaining and PCL-substituting total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of the present study was to determine (1) the accuracy of this technique in degrees and (2) whether retention of the ...
Kim Hyo-Jin HJ Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, 135-710, Republic of - - 2014
Compared to open gastrectomy (OG), laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) has improved short-term outcomes and equivalent oncological outcomes. In this study, a potential short-term advantage of LG over OG, reduced risk of emergence agitation, was evaluated. This retrospective study compared LG versus OG with respect to emergence agitation in 400 adult patients ...
Rivas John M JM John M Rivas, Alison Schneider, Fernando J Castro, Digestive Disease Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, United - - 2014
To compare the bowel cleansing efficacy of same day ingestion of 4-L sulfa-free polyethylene glycol (4-L SF-PEG) vs 2-L polyethylene glycol solution with ascorbic acid (2-L PEG + Asc) in patients undergoing afternoon colonoscopy. 206 patients (mean age 56.7 years, 61% male) undergoing outpatient screening or surveillance colonoscopies were prospectively ...
Wang Audrey S AS Department of Dermatology, University of California-Davis, Sacramento, California; Department of Dermatology, Department of Veterans Affairs, Northern California Healthcare System, Mather, - - 2014
The set-back suture, an absorbable dermal suturing technique, purportedly improves wound eversion and cosmetic outcomes. We sought to conduct a split-wound, prospective, randomized study to compare the cosmetic outcome and wound eversion achieved with the set-back suture and the buried vertical mattress suture (BVMS). A total of 46 surgical elliptical ...
Bonizzi Pietro P Department of Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands - - 2014
To present a comparison of electrocardiogram-based non-invasive measures of atrial fibrillation (AF) substrate complexity computed on invasive animal recordings to discriminate between short-term and long-term AF. The final objective is the selection of an optimal sub-set of measures for AF complexity assessment. High-density epicardial direct contact mapping recordings (234 leads) ...
Schwaiger B J BJ Abteilung für Neuroradiologie, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München, Ismaninger Str. 22, 81675, Munich, Germany, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to analyze the safety and efficacy of the pREset device, a stent retriever system, for endovascular mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) after middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. Retrospectively, 48 consecutive patients (mean age ± standard deviation, 71.0 ± 11.9 years; 24 women) treated ...
Walker Tilman T Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Schlierbacher Landstrasse 200a, 69118, Heidelberg, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the functional outcome of patients following unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) using the Oxford domed lateral UKR to patients who underwent cruciate-retaining total knee replacement (TKR) for isolated osteoarthritis in the lateral compartment. With the help of our institutional database, we retrospectively identified ...
Kim Sung-Jae SJ Arthroscopy and Joint Research Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
There have been no clinical studies regarding the effect of decreased meniscal thickness on outcomes after meniscectomy. To examine the postoperative outcomes of partial meniscectomy with or without horizontal resection compared with the outcomes of subtotal meniscectomy and to evaluate the influence of decreased thickness of the medial meniscus on ...
Luiten Willem E WE Department of Anesthesiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, - - 2014
Talar and calcaneal fractures and their treatment can cause severe postoperative pain. We hypothesized that a continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) would reduce pain scores more effectively than systemic analgesics, improve recovery, and lead to reduced length of stay (LOS). Over a 3-year period patients undergoing open reduction and internal ...
Faizan Mohammad M Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
We conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of the Ponseti technique in the management of idiopathic congenital clubfoot in patients older than 1 year of age. A total of 19 patients with 28 clubfeet (16 males [84.2%], 3 females [15.8%]) were included in the present study. The mean age at ...
Naal Florian D FD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Ismaninger Strasse 22, 81675, Munich, Germany, - - 2014
To determine the measurement properties of a German version of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis undergoing total joint replacement (TJR). This prospective cohort study included 486 consecutive patients. The LEFS and other self-reported outcome measures were administered at different time points and ...
Lee Dhong W DW Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Daejeon Military Hospital, Daejeon; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inje University, Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, South - - 2014
This study compared the clinical and radiologic outcomes of arthroscopic medial meniscus root refixation using the modified Mason-Allen stitch and simple stitches. The outcomes of 25 patients who underwent arthroscopic meniscus root refixation using the modified Mason-Allen stitch (M group) between June 2010 and January 2012 were compared with those ...
Njoku Innocent I Jr Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; - - 2014
Object Anterior cervical plating decreases the risk of pseudarthrosis following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Dysphagia is a common complication of ACDF, with the anterior plate implicated as a potential contributor. A zero-profile, stand-alone polyetheretherketone (PEEK) interbody spacer has been postulated to minimize soft-tissue irritation and postoperative dysphagia, but ...
Mulcahey Mary K MK San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, San Diego, California, U.S.A. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare clinical outcomes between transtibial drilling and anteromedial portal techniques for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using soft-tissue grafts secured with expandable fixation. Patients undergoing soft-tissue ACL reconstruction using expandable fixation between 2007 and 2011 were reviewed for inclusion in this study. Revision ACL cases were excluded. All surgeries ...
Bieler Theresa T Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Unit, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy and Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark. - - 2014
Objective: To investigate the reliability and agreement of measures of lower extremity muscle strength, power and functional performance in patients with hip osteoarthritis at different time intervals, and to compare these with the same measures in healthy peers. Design: Intra-rater test-retest separated by 1, 2, or 2.5 weeks in patients, ...
Heusch Philipp P *Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Medical Faculty, University of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf †Bracco Imaging, Global Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Konstanz, - - 2014
The present study evaluates the combination of a high iodine delivery rate with a low tube current-time product for pulmonary computed tomography angiography (CTA). One-hundred nineteen consecutive patients undergoing pulmonary CTA for suspected pulmonary embolism were included and imaged on a 128-row computed tomography scanner at 100 kVp using highly ...
Wu Guang-Yu GY Department of Radiology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, No. 1630, Dongfang Rd, Pudong, Shanghai 200120, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to assess whether changes to radiographic parameters before and after treatment with antiangiogenic drugs would improve performance in predicting tumor response with non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography (NCECT) compared to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). The exploration sample group and the validation sample group ...
Oh Chang Hyun - - 2014
A randomized control study of percutaneous epidural neuroplasty and translaminar epidural steroid injection in cervical disc disease with 6 months of follow-up was conducted. Eighty patients with neck pain from single level cervical disease with and without radiculopathy were included in this study. Patients were randomly assigned into 2 groups: ...
Mendenhall Stephen Kyle - - 2014
Recent national attention has highlighted the negative effects of narcotics in spine surgery and other non-malignant pain settings. Despite this observation, there is a paucity of data on the effect of narcotic consumption and patient reported outcomes in patients undergoing spinal surgery. Five hundred eighty-three patients undergoing lumbar (60%), thoracolumbar ...
Welling Leonardo - - 2014
To compare the clinical, functional and aesthetic results of 2 surgical techniques, pterional (PT) and minipterional (MPT) craniotomies, for microsurgical clipping of anterior circulation aneurysms. Fifty-eight patients with ruptured and unruptured anterior circulation aneurysms were enrolled into a prospective and randomized study. The first group included 28 patients who underwent ...
Casale M M Area of Otolaryngology, University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy. - - 2014
Simple snoring represents a social problem, not only because it could affect the patient's married life, but it often goes along with sleep-disordered breathing. Chronic nasal obstruction has many sequel including snoring and the inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH) is its most common cause. The aim of the study is to ...
Malavolta Eduardo Angeli EA Shoulder and Elbow Group and Trauma Group, Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil - - 2014
Although platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used in rotator cuff repair, most authors have been unable to report the advantages of this method in clinical trials. The use of PRP promotes better functional and structural results in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. This was ...
Chuang Michael J - - 2014
This article reports the authors' experience with single-row arthroscopic revision rotator cuff repairs and analyzes the variables associated with a poorer long-term outcome. A retrospective review was performed of patients who had undergone an all-arthroscopic, single-row revision rotator cuff repair for pain with a documented re-tear over a 13-year period. ...
Spiliopoulos Stavros S 1 Department of Interventional Radiology, Patras University Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Patras, - - 2014
Purpose : To investigate the phenomenon of distal embolization during subintimal angioplasty with or without stenting of femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions (CTOs). Methods : This prospective study included 40 consecutive patients (35 men; mean age 65.4±9.3 years) who underwent subintimal angioplasty alone (n=14) or with stenting (n=26) of CTOs in ...
Khouri Joseph S JS Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New - - 2014
Background Ulnar sided wrist pain is a commonly encountered complaint of the hand surgeon, and ulnar impaction is a common cause. Surgical treatment aims to reduce the force transmitted through the ulna and traditionally includes diaphyseal ulnar shortening osteotomy and the "wafer" procedure. These procedures have known shortcomings. We describe an ...
Haxby Abbott J J Centre for Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research, Orthopaedic Surgery Section, Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New - - 2014
To investigate, in patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain (LBP), the predictive validity of history items, demographic variables, outcome measure questionnaire scores, clinical examination items, and physical therapists' (PTs') summative estimation of prognosis on a four-point scale. Little is known about the ability of PTs to predict functional ...
Zhu Yue-Qi YQ Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, No. 600, Yi Shan Road, Shanghai, 200233, - - 2014
Our aim was to assess the reliability of detecting distal runoff vessels using contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CE-MRA) that were occult on digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for predicting the outcome of endovascular recanalization (ER). This retrospective analysis comprised 63 patients with diabetes (98 limbs) who underwent ER for infrapopliteal lesions. Before ...
Dahm Diane L DL Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St., SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to review the results of patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) performed by a single surgeon at a single institution in order to determine factors associated with clinical outcomes and progression of tibiofemoral degenerative joint disease. Sixty-one patients with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis were treated with a PFA ...
Chausson Nicolas N Stroke Unit, Hôpital Universitaire de Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies, - - 2014
This study was undertaken to describe the still poorly known evolving profile of anterior choroidal artery (AChA) infarctions, identify their prognosis factors, and evaluate responses to intravenous (IV) thrombolysis. During 42 months, we prospectively enrolled patients with an isolated AChA stroke. Clinical and radiologic parameters were compared between patients with or ...
Morales-Gisbert S M SM Department of Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset.Valencia, Spain - - - 2014
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a prophylactic surgery focused in preventing stroke in the mid--long term. The purpose of this study is to analyze mid--term mortality in patients undergoing CEA, identify predictors of 3--years mortality and design a score to estimate individual risk of mortality in this population. A retrospective single--center ...
Vogel Asmus A Danish Dementia Research Center,Department of Neurology,Rigshospitalet,University of - - 2014
ABSTRACT Background: Longitudinal changes in awareness in dementia have been studied with short follow-up time and mostly in small patient groups (including patients with moderate dementia). We investigated awareness in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) over 36 months and studied if a decline in awareness was associated with decline ...
Chen Zhen Z Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, 100053 Beijing, China. zchen@icord.org, - - 2014
Objective: To investigate the impact of ventriculoperitoneal shunting during clinical rehabilitation of chronic normal pressure hydrocephalus patients with disorders of consciousness following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Design: Cross-sectional study. Patients and methods: Thirty-five patients with disorders of consciousness following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage who had undergone ventriculoperitoneal shunting for chronic normal pressure ...
Saragaglia D D Clinique universitaire de chirurgie orthopédique et de traumatologie du sport, hôpital Sud, CHU de Grenoble, avenue de Kimberley, 38130 Échirolles, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Computer-assisted surgery has been shown to be beneficial for correcting misaligned lower limbs. The purpose of this study was to analyze the medium-term results of computer-assisted osteotomy for 29 valgus knees. The hypothesis was that computer navigation would allow a valgus deformity to be corrected with similar precision as varus ...
Lahoti Sourabh S From the Department of Neurology (S.L., L.C.P.) and Department of Biostatistics (R.K.), University of Kentucky, Lexington; Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (S.G); Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA (L.C.); Department of Neurology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland (P.M.); Department of Neurology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, APHP, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (Y.S., C.R.); Department of Neurology, University of Arkansas, Little Rock (K.L., A.H.); Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (A.S., S.A.); Center for Brain and Nervous System, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India (N.D., S.H.); and University of California, Los Angeles (D.S.L.). - - 2014
None of the randomized trials of intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator reported vascular imaging acquired before thrombolysis. Efficacy of tissue-type plasminogen activator in stroke without arterial occlusion on vascular imaging remains unknown and speculative. We performed a retrospective, multicenter study to collect data of patients who presented to participating centers during ...
Tabaraee Ehsan E *Department of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California †Louisiana State University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery ‡University of Southern California §Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Neurological Sugery ∥Stanford University Medical Center, Orthopaedic - - 2014
Retrospective case-controlled study. Open-door laminoplasty has been successfully used to address cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). Two common implants include rib allograft struts and metallic mini-plates. The goals of this study were to compare outcomes, complications, and costs associated with these two implants. ...
Demir Omer F OF aDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital bDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine cDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara dDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir eDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, - - 2014
To compare two intraosseous (IO) insertion devices in terms of safety and ease of use in patients who need urgent vascular access in the emergency setting following failed attempts for intravenous lines. This prospective, randomized clinical study compared two different IO access devices in adults (≥16 years of age or ...
Lewis Ariane A Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
There are multiple etiologies for failure while weaning an external ventricular drain (EVD) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but there is little data on the relationship between etiology of wean failure and ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) placement. We performed a retrospective analysis of SAH patients who had an EVD placed between January ...
Jiang Dong D Institute of Sports Medicine of Peking University, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
Meniscus allograft transplantation (MAT) is generally used for patients who sustain symptoms after meniscectomy, which could be called delayed MAT. Meniscus allograft transplantation for patients immediately after meniscectomy has not been reported. Compared with the conventional delayed MAT, immediate MAT might provide better clinical results and reduce joint degeneration. Cohort ...
Cristaudi Alessandra A Department of Visceral Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, 46 rue de Bugnon, 1011, Lausanne, Switzerland, - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to challenge the hypothetical advantage of single port laparoscopy (SPL) over conventional laparoscopy by measuring prospectively the morbidity specifically related to conventional trocar sites (TS). From November 2010 to December 2011, 300 patients undergoing various laparoscopic procedures were enrolled. Patient, surgery, and trocar ...
Teitelbaum Ezra N EN Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 650, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA, - - 2014
The functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) is a novel diagnostic tool that can be used to measure esophagogastric junction (EGJ) distensibility. In this study, we performed intraoperative FLIP measurements during laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) and peroral esophageal myotomy (POEM) for treatment of achalasia and evaluated the relationship between EGJ distensibility ...
Yasui Kenichi - - 2014
BackgroundOnly a few prospective studies have determined which clinical symptoms and factors are associated with the disease severity of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6). A multicenter longitudinal cohort study was conducted to clarify both the natural history of SCA6 in Japan and the factors influencing disease progression.MethodsPatients were consecutively recruited ...
Gupta Asheesh A American Hip Institute, Westmont, Illinois, - - 2014
There are currently no studies that have examined the recurrence of the cam lesion after femoral neck osteoplasty for femoroacetabular impingement. Although patient-reported outcome (PRO) scores at midterm follow-up have shown continued success, the maintenance of a normalized alpha angle has not been shown radiographically. To assess the radiographic recurrence ...
Kwak Steve K SK North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, Teaneck, New Jersey, - - 2014
The treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus after failed surgery is challenging, with no clear solution. Short-term results using autologous chondrocyte implantation have been promising. To report the long-term outcomes of patients who underwent autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) of the talus after failed marrow stimulation techniques for osteochondral lesions ...
Saccomanno Maristella F MF Department of Orthopaedics, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare clinical and functional outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using cortical button versus transfemoral suspensory fixation. This systematic review was conducted following the Cochrane handbook guidelines and PROSPERO registration. Only Level I and II randomized controlled trials comparing cortical button and transfemoral suspensory fixation in hamstring ACL ...
Williams Reed G RG Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. Electronic address: - - 2014
Operative performance ratings (OPRs) need adequate clarity and detail to support self-directed learning and valid progress decisions. This study was designed to determine (1) the elapsed time between observing operative performances and completing performance ratings under field conditions and (2) the effect of increased elapsed time on rating clarity and ...
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