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Orhan Israfil I Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between nasal septum deviation grade and inferior turbinate hypertrophy with the computed tomography (CT). The paranasal sinus CTs of 82 patients with septum deviation were evaluated. Nonhypertrophied inferior turbinates on the deviated side of the nasal septum were accepted as ...
Iodice Francesca G FG Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, 00165, - - 2014
Background: Monitoring of superior vena cava saturation (ScvO 2) has become routine in the management of pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The objective of our study was to evaluate the correlation between continuous ScvO 2 by the application of a fiber-optic oximetry catheter (PediaSat) and intermittent ScvO 2 by using ...
Bazarian Jeffrey J JJ Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, United States of - - 2014
Repetitive head impacts (RHI) sustained in contact sports are thought to be necessary for the long-term development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Our objectives were to: 1) characterize the magnitude and persistence of RHI-induced white matter (WM) changes; 2) determine their relationship to kinematic measures of RHI; and 3) explore ...
Kudva Praveen P Department of Periodontics and Implantology, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, - - 2014
Saliva can be used as a diagnostic fluid in dentistry. Various enzymes have been proposed as markers for periodontal destruction. One of them is aspartate aminotransferase, for which salivary analysis can offer a cost-effective approach for monitoring the disease. Changes in enzymatic activity reflect metabolic changes in the gingiva and ...
Kastner Norbert N Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to analyse a possible correlation between the tibial slope and range of motion (ROM) after implantation of the low-contact-stress (LCS), mobile-bearing, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) after a minimum follow-up of ten years. Eighty-three TKAs in 66 patients were investigated in this retrospective correlation analysis at ...
Chae Ji Yun JY Department of Urology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2013
It has been hypothesized that women with significant pelvic organ prolapse (POP), particularly of the anterior vaginal wall, may have voiding dysfunction (VD). Rarely, different compartments of the vagina have been examined closely for VD. This study attempts to further elucidate the correlation between POP and VD by using the ...
Qian Bang-Ping BP From the Department of Spine Surgery, the Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, - - 2013
A retrospective radiographical study. To identify the radiographical predictors for sagittal imbalance in patients with thoracolumbar kyphosis secondary to ankylosing spondylitis (AS) after 1-level lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO). Few studies had correlated the preoperative sagittal parameters with postoperative sagittal alignments to determine the radiographical predictors for postoperative sagittal imbalance ...
Konomi Ujimoto U Department of Otolaryngology, International University of Health and Welfare, Mita Hospital, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo Medical University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to figure out the application of pitch range (PR) evaluation subsequent to arytenoid adduction (AA) combined with type 1 thyroplasty (TP1) in unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP). Retrospective review of clinical records. Subjects were 50 patients with UVFP for whom PR and maximum phonation ...
Fellin Gianni G Department of Radiotherapy, Ospedale Santa Chiara, Trento, - - 2013
To prospectively evaluate long-term late rectal bleeding (lrb) and faecal incontinence (linc) after high-dose radiotherapy (RT) for prostate cancer in the AIROPROS 0102 population, and to assess clinical/dosimetric risk factors. Questionnaires of 515 patients with G0 baseline incontinence and bleeding scores (follow-up ⩾6years) were analysed. Correlations between lrb/linc and many ...
Polikarpus Annemari - - 2013
On two farms, three milking groups of buffalo cows were used to assess the consistency of entrance order and the preference for one side of the milking parlour. On Farm 1 (F1) all animals were primiparous (n=57). On Farm 2, three primiparous, 16 secondiparous and 36 multiparous cows (range 1-8) ...
Akard Luke P - - 2013
Context.-Although bone marrow (BM) karyotyping has been the standard in monitoring patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, peripheral blood (PB) monitoring methods may be more convenient. Objective.-To conduct post hoc analyses of the Rationale and Insight for Gleevec High-Dose Therapy study to evaluate correlations between results of cytogenetic testing and molecular ...
Cansu Aysegul A Department of Radiology, Karadeniz Technical University School of Medicine, Farabi Hospital, 61080 Trabzon, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2013
To investigate the effect of using effervescent powder (EP) on the efficacy of multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) in detection and grading of esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients by considering endoscopy as the gold standard. Ninety-two cirrhotic patients undergoing biphasic liver MDCT followed by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy within 4 weeks of ...
Mira Ye Erbo Lati Ali - - 2013
To observe the expression changes of inflammatory markers TGF-β1, Smad3 and IL-6 in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and to explore the significance of TGF-β1 signaling pathway in the structural remodeling of AF. The expression of TGF-β1, Smad3 and IL-6 in 50 cases with AF and 30 normal cases were ...
Erdoğan E - - 2013
Protein-energy wasting (PEW) is a strong predictive factor for morbidity and mortality in patients who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is an important and confirmed tool to evaluate PEW that has been recommended by many guidelines. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a noninvasive technique for assessing ...
Kumar Santhosh S Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences , Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India - - 2013
Objective: To histologically assess and clinically co-relate the effectiveness of cryogen Tetrafluoroethane (TFE) for gingival depigmentation procedure. Material and Methods: Twelve patients having unaesthetic gingival melanin pigmentation were included in the study. Gingival tissues of eight patients having gingival melanin pigmentation undergoing gingivoplasty or gingivectomy for crownlengthening were exposed to ...
Kahn Timothy L TL Department of Orthopaedics, Joint replacement Service, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA, - - 2013
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the preferred surgical treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis. However, substantial numbers of patients still experience poor outcomes. Consequently, it is important to identify which patient characteristics are predictive of outcomes in order to guide clinical decisions. Our hypothesis is that preoperative patient-reported outcome measures and radiographic ...
Verim Ayşegül - - 2013
Objectives/Hypothesis:To analyze the differences between biodegradable and non-degradable nasal dressings with regard to their effects on wound healing in the short and medium term and on surgical outcomes in the long term, after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Study Design: A prospective, randomized, partly blinded, controlled trial. Methods: A total of ...
Jung Soo Yeon - - 2013
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are treated with hemodialysis (HD) frequently complain about hoarseness after completion of each HD session. The HD treatment affects laryngeal volume and muscle function. This study attempted to evaluate the vocal effect of HD by acoustic and aerodynamic analysis and to determine the ...
Subotic Dragan R - - 2013
The influence of the diaphragm motion to the accuracy of postoperative lung function prediction after the lung resction is still debatable. Prospective study that included 27 patients who underwent a lung resection for cancer. Diaphragm movements were assessed radiographically and by ultrasonography before the operation and postoperatively, with the lung ...
Deng Xin-Sheng - - 2013
Abstract Conclusions: The maximum phonetically balanced word recognition score (PBmax) showed poor correlation with pure-tone thresholds in presbycusis patients older than 80 years. Objectives: To study the characteristics of monosyllable recognition in presbycusis patients older than 80 years of age. Methods: Thirty presbycusis patients older than 80 years were included ...
Wessels Serge G - - 2013
To evaluate the correlation between the visual prostate symptom score (VPSS) and the international prostate symptom score (IPSS) and uroflowmetry parameters in men with urethral stricture disease. The VPSS offers a nonverbal, pictographic assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms. A total of 100 men followed up with a diagnosis of ...
Dayton Paul - - 2013
The first intermetatarsal angle (IMA) is known to decrease after first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis, although the exact mechanism by which this decrease occurs is not known. We measured the first IMA and obliquity of the medial cuneiform on anteroposterior weightbearing preoperative and postoperative radiographs in 86 feet and analyzed the ...
Flurin P-H - - 2013
The level of activity of patients older than 70 years is tending to increase, as are their expectations in terms of joint function recuperation. It has not been proven that rotator cuff repair healing is satisfactory in the elderly. The main hypothesis of this study was: repair of supraspinous lesions in ...
Lanzetti Riccardo Maria - - 2013
This article presents a 46-year-old man with bilateral atraumatic quadriceps rupture that occurred while he was descending stairs. The patient underwent surgery the day after the accident. In the left knee, quadriceps reinsertion was performed using a conventional technique. In the right knee, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), both in its liquid ...
Malas Fevziye Ünsal FU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, - - 2013
To explore the relationship among clinical, radiological and ultrasonographical findings in knee osteoarthritis (OA). Sixty-one patients (122 knees) with knee OA were enrolled. Patients' knees were classified into two groups according to symptom severity. Group I consisted of 61 more symptomatic knees and Group II comprised 61 less symptomatic knees. ...
Karefylakis Christos - - 2013
The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Secondly, we have tried to assess predictors for vitamin D deficiency. Five hundred thirty-seven patients who underwent primary Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery between 1993 and 2003 at the ...
Reichlin Tobias - - 2013
Good catheter-tissue contact force (CF) is critical for transmural and durable lesion formation during radiofrequency (RF) ablation, but difficult to assess in clinical practice. Tissue heating during RF-application results in an impedance decrease at the catheter tip. To correlate achieved CF and initial impedance decreases during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. ...
Schepull Thorsten - - 2013
This study tests the idea of using radiodensity from computed tomography to quantitatively evaluate the healing of ruptured Achilles tendons. The radiodensity of the healing tendons in sixty-five patients who were treated for Achilles tendon rupture was measured. The hypothesis was that density would correlate with an estimate for e-modulus, ...
Lee Yong Sang - - 2013
Background: This study examined whether the time required for recovery from transient hypoparathyroidism is correlated with the onset of hypocalcemic symptoms in patients with total thyroidectomy (TT). Methods: Medical records of 54 patients were retrospectively reviewed. The correlation between the onset of hypocalcemic symptoms and the recovery time were compared ...
Odisio Bruno C - - 2013
To evaluate pathologic, imaging, and technical predictors of therapy response in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) within the Milan criteria undergoing doxorubicin drug-eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) before orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). This prospective study included consecutive patients with HCC who underwent DEB-TACE before OLT. Tumor histologic necrosis on liver ...
Almosa Naif A - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: To clinically evaluate the prevalence of buccal caries and white spot lesions (WSLs) at debonding in governmental and private orthodontic patients, using the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS-II) and the DIAGNOdent Pen, and to study the correlation between the two methods. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional ...
Goto Yuichi - - 2013
We measured the slope gradients (SGs) of the vascular time-intensity curves (TICs) of the intrahepatic vessels on contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS). The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the SG of each hepatic vessel, particularly the portal vein (PV), for detecting cirrhosis and to compare this ...
Panicucci Sonia - - 2013
Objective. Several studies show that stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) significantly improves constipation in most patients, while others remain syntomatic for obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS). The aim of the study was to analyze clinical, manometric, and endoanal ultrasonography results in order to find any possible correlation between clinical and instrumental ...
Irie Tadanobu - - 2013
The length of the slow pathway (SP-L) in atrioventricular (AV) nodal reentrant tachycardia (NRT) has never been measured clinically. We studied the relationship among (a) SP-L, i.e., the distance between the most proximal His bundle (H) recording and the most posterior site of radiofrequency (RF) delivery associated with a junctional ...
Karsten Jan - - 2013
Abstract Introduction: Open endotracheal suctioning procedure (OSP) and recruitment manoeuvre (RM) are known to induce severe alterations of end-expiratory lung volume (EELV). We hypothesised that EIT lung volumes lack clinical validity. We studied the suitability of EIT to estimate EELV compared to oxygen wash-in/wash-out technique. Methods: Fifty-four postoperative cardiac surgery ...
Kusnierz Katarzyna - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a compression anastomosis clip (CAC) for gastrojejunostomy and comparison of a novel technique with a hand-sewn anastomosis. Sixty-six patients underwent gastrojejunostomy with the CAC or hand-sewn anastomosis. The time of bowel function recovery, the duration of nasogastric drainage, the ...
Itoh Yuji - - 2013
Purpose: To determine whether there is a significant correlation between the integrity of the foveal microstructures and the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) after pars plana vitrectomy for epiretinal membrane (ERM) removal. Methods: Retrospective, interventional case series. Forty-six eyes of 45 patients with an ERM underwent vitrectomy. The foveal area was ...
McEvoy Matthew D - - 2013
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) algorithms are the default standard of care for in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) management. However, adherence to published guidelines is relatively poor. The records of 149 patients who experienced IHCA were examined to begin to understand the association between overall adherence to ACLS protocols and successful ...
Christensen Jennifer - - 2013
To assess the differences in facial skin temperature after mandibular third molar removal when patients received methylprednisolone and placebo, respectively and to assess the correlation between patient-reported swelling using a visual analog scale (VAS) and facial skin temperature measured using thermography. The study involved patients with 2 mandibular third molars ...
Casar-Borota Olivera - - 2013
Context:Reduced expression of somatostatin receptors (SSTRs) in somatotroph adenomas and their potential down-regulation after medical treatment may explain the unsatisfactory response to octreotide in particular acromegalic patients. The expression of SSTRs other than SSTR2a has not been studied in large, unselected cohorts using novel rabbit monoclonal antibodies.Objective:We aimed to determine ...
Sephel Gregory C - - 2013
Objectives: To perform long-term comparison between laboratory Stago and Point-of-Care (POC) i-STAT methods for determining the international normalized ratio (INR). Methods: This was a multicenter method comparison of patient INR results and factors related to performance variance. Results: For 5 years, the assays demonstrated close patient correlation within and above ...
Kim Kwang Hoon KH Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the balloon occlusive diameter (BOD) of non-circular defects in the transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD). A total of 67 patients who had undergone transcatheter closure of an ASD were reviewed retrospectively. A non-circular defect was defined as the ratio of ...
Sophie Raafay R Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2013
To determine the percentage of ranibizumab-treated patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) who had resolution of edema for at least 6 months after the last injection, along with factors and outcomes that correlate with resolution. Post hoc analysis of open-label clinical trial. Twenty patients with branch RVO (BRVO) and 20 ...
Wegmann K - - 2013
Prospective cohort study. Operative treatment is increasingly implemented for the treatment of degenerative lumbar listhesis, with lumbar fusion the most common intervention. Prediction of clinical outcomes after such procedures is of ongoing relevance, and the correlation of radiologic parameters with clinical outcome remains controversial. In particular, clinical studies have not ...
Longino P David - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) for the treatment of varus gonarthrosis can be associated with inadvertent decreases in patellar height. HYPOTHESIS:Decreases in patellar height observed after medial opening wedge HTO can be minimized with the addition of a tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO). STUDY DESIGN:Cohort study; Level of evidence, ...
Phillips Paul M - - 2013
To evaluate the influence of preoperative graft thickness (GT) on final visual acuity and speed of vision recovery after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). The best spectacle-corrected acuity (BSCVA) was measured after DSAEK was performed at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months. A regression analysis was performed to ...
Song J-G - - 2013
/st>Early detection of coagulopathy is important to prevent bleeding during liver transplantation (LT). Rotation thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®)) provides the earliest parameter of clot amplitudes at 5 min (A5). We evaluated whether A5 correlates with platelet count (PLT) and fibrinogen concentration (Fib) and can predict thrombocytopenia and hypofibrinogenaemia in hypocoagulable patients undergoing ...
Kaoru Ishikawa - - 2013
Abstract Objective: Cesarean delivery (CD) rates are increasing dramatically in developed countries. In this study, we examined the relationship between CD rates and perinatal mortality (PM) rates in all 47 prefectures in Japan. Methods: The CD rates were derived from a national obstetrics facility survey conducted by the Japan Association ...
Li Xiaohui - - 2013
This study investigated the relationship between early postoperative serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, a marker of systemic inflammatory response, and 2-year neurodevelopment-associated outcomes among survivors after undergoing the Norwood procedure. Among 53 neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome undergoing the Norwood procedure during 2003-2009, CRP was measured in 43 patients ...
Tondo C - - 2013
Correlation between symptoms and atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes after catheter ablation may have clinical relevance, especially for anticoagulation usage. The aim of our project was to analyze the relationship between symptoms and AF recurrences in unselected patients following AF catheter ablation during long-term follow up. One-hundred-forty-three consecutive patients (mean age ...
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