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Li Yue Y Sports Medicine Service, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Posterior tibial slope (PTS) has recently been identified as a risk factor for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries because of an associated increase in anterior tibial translation (ATT) and ACL loading. However, few studies concerning the correlation between PTS and postoperative ATT have been published. PURPOSE:To analyze the relationship between ...
Sahin-Yilmaz Asli A Department of Otolaryngology, Umraniye Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the turbinates is used commonly for nasal obstruction; however, there is no consensus on patient selection for this surgery. In a prospective clinical study, 53 adult subjects with bilateral turbinate hypertrophy were evaluated subjectively and objectively with anterior rhinomanometry at baseline and at 1, 3, and ...
Song M H MH Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Treatment of Renal Disease Centre, Beidaihe Sanatorium of Beijing Military Area Command, Chinese PLA, Qinhuangdao, - - 2014
This study aimed to disclose the potential causality of low bilirubin in patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS). Correlation analysis was carried out on total bilirubin (TBIL) to serum albumin (ALB), Upr, and Umalb/cr for three groups in a case-control study. P < 0.001 was observed for TBIL, ALB, Umalb/cr, and ...
Xu Zhuoming Z Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, - - 2014
This study aimed to compare the levels of plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in relation to oxygen transport between patients with restrictive right ventricle (rRV) and those without (non-rRV) early after tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair. Eighty patients (30 in the rRV group) underwent TOF repair ...
Stefanini M M From the Departments of Diagnostic Imaging (M.S., S.F., F.G., S.M., A.M., V.C., M.F., R.F., R.G., G.S.) and Neuroscience (S.R., D.C.), University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; and Santa Lucia Foundation/European Center for Brain Research (CERC) (S.R., D.C.), Rome, - - 2014
Hypothetical correlation between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and MS has gained the attention of patients and the scientific community. Studies performed by echo-color Doppler ultrasonography have shown different results, and it is necessary to use more objective diagnostic techniques. The aim of our study was to evaluate the presence of ...
Hongda Bao - - 2014
A retrospective radiographical study OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the correlation between pelvic tilt (PT) and the sacro-femoral-pubic angle (SFP angle) in AIS patients and to clarify whether the predictability of PT is affected by different curve patterns. Pelvic retroversion is one of the compensatory mechanisms to maintain upright position and is ...
Martín-Hernández C C Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, Hospital Obispo Polanco, Teruel, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the influence of the medial-lateral stability of the joint on the short-term clinical outcomes after performing navigation in total knee replacement. A multicentre prospective study was conducted on 111 consecutive total knee replacements performed with computer assisted surgery. The study included the evaluation of KSS, WOMAC, and SF-12 ...
Chikamori Fumio F Department of Surgery, Kuniyoshi Hospital, Kochi, - - 2014
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between the splenorenal shunt (SRS)/portal vein (PV) diameter ratio (SRS/PV ratio) and systemic hemodynamics in patients with liver cirrhosis. Patients and Methods: Thirty-seven patients with SRS due to liver cirrhosis were included in this study. SRS was evaluated in ...
Ichikawa Junko J Department of Anesthesiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Hepcon Heparin Management System (HMS) facilitates administration of higher heparin and lower protamine doses, which may affect bleeding potential due to heparin rebound. The present study evaluated heparin rebound in patients for whom the Hepcon HMS was used to determine whether point-of-care tests detect residual heparin and residual heparin ...
A Janićijević-Petrović Mirjana M 1Clinic of Ophthalmology, Clinical Centre in Kragujevac, 2Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, ³State University of Novi Pazar; - - 2014
Aim To determine correlation between central corneal thickness (CCT) and applanation intraocular pressure (IOP) in normal patients with primary open angle glaucoma and patients with ocular hypertension. Methods Two-year retrospective study designed to determine correlation between CCT and IOP. Records of 121 patients were included in the study. Inclusion criteria ...
Minko Peter P Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Saarland, Kirrberger Strasse, 66421, Homburg/Saar, Germany, - - 2014
This study was designed to evaluate the clinical value of a standardized angiographic scoring system in patients with nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI). Sixty-three consecutive patients (mean age: 73 ± 8 years) with suspect of NOMI after cardiac or major thoracic vessel surgery underwent catheter angiography of the superior mesenteric artery. Images were assessed ...
Pereira Felipe F The Centre for Hip Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, Wigan, Lancashire - - - 2014
<italic>The rise in popularity of hip arthroscopy has led to a renewed interest in mild hip dysplasia. There is a lack of clarity in the literature regarding both the diagnosis and management of such patients. The aim of this study was to analyse the relative importance of and the inter-relationship ...
Ohtomo Kazuyoshi K Ophthalmology, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, - - 2014
To evaluate tear meniscus (TM) changes in external dacryocystorhinostomy (ex-DCR) with quantitative measurement on tear meniscus height (TMH), area (TMA) and volume (TMV) using an anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). Twenty-one patients of 25 eyes (11 males and 10 females) with a primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO) who ...
López-Miguel Alberto A *IOBA, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; and †Vision I+D, SL, Valladolid, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the random error of the thinnest point and midperipheral pachymetry with a combined Placido-scanning-slit system (Orbscan II) in the intermediate-term follow-up of excimer laser keratorefractive surgery for treating myopia. Sixty-five patients who had undergone aspheric surface ablation for treating myopia with a ...
Cassagnes Lucie L Departments of *Thoracic Imaging ‡Medical Statistics, Hospital Calmette (EA 2694), Univ Lille Nord de France, Lille †Department of Radiology, University Centre of Gabriel Montpied, University of Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to evaluate left atrial (LA) volume in smokers according to the severity of emphysema, with the objective of providing indirect evidence of reduced pulmonary venous return due to capillary destruction. A total of 121 smokers underwent a high-pitch and high-temporal resolution computed tomography (CT) ...
Krotscheck Ursula U Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New - - 2014
To evaluate subchondral joint space width measurements (SJSW) and CT-osteoabsorptiometry (CTOAM) measurements in the elbow of dogs with naturally occurring fragmented medial coronoid process (FMCP) preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively, and to compare these to normal dogs. Prospective randomized clinical trial. Large breed dogs <1 year of age (n = 15). Arthroscopic ...
Murrell George L GL Dr Murrell is a facial plastic surgeon at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland; he is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at The School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, - - 2014
Background:There is a lack of medical literature demonstrating a positive correlation between subjective and objective results in functional nasal surgery.Objective:The author presents his experience measuring nasal function subjectively and objectively before and after functional nasal surgery.Methods:Between March 2011 and June 2012, a total of 119 consecutive patients with nasal obstruction ...
Kim Hyung Jun HJ Department of Ophthalmology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine , Seoul , Republic of - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the correlation of foveal photoreceptor integrity with visual outcome in patients undergoing idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM) surgery using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Materials and methods: Forty-three eyes of 43 patients were examined by SD-OCT before and at 1 and 6 months after vitrectomy for ...
Alp B F BF Department of Urology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Teaching Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
The aim of the study is to investigate whether there is an effect of adult circumcision on ejaculation parameters and to research the relationship between intravaginal ejaculation latency time (IELT) and premature ejaculation diagnostic tool (PEDT). Adults who underwent voluntary circumcision between September 2010 and November 2011 were enrolled in ...
Moelle Michaela C MC *Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen †Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany ‡Department of General Ophthalmology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin §Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, - - 2014
To study the changes in astigmatism after canaloplasty and to analyze its correlation with long-term intraocular pressure (IOP) results. Twenty-six eyes of 26 consecutive patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (n=14) and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (n=12) undergoing canaloplasty were included in this retrospective study. Canaloplasty comprised of 360-degree catheterisation of Schlemm canal ...
Sethi Brijindera Singh BS Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, - - 2014
Previous studies reporting on tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) as a marker of inflammatory response (IR) in patients with congenital heart disease were limited by small sample size and variability in diagnosis. We report perioperative changes in TNF-α levels and their correlation with preoperative factors and clinical outcomes in a large ...
Mazilu Diana D Department of Rheumatology, "Sfanta Maria" Hospital, Blvd IonMihalache No. 37-39, 011172 Bucharest, Romania ; "Carol Davila" University of Medicine, Bucharest, - - 2014
Objective. This longitudinal study aims to determine if statins inhibit the response to rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Methods. 41 patients initiating rituximab were included; 17 patients were exposed to the combination of statins and rituximab. The total cholesterol, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C-reactive protein (CRP) were assessed. ...
Işcanlı Murat Doğan MD Department of Emergency Medicine, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, - - 2014
Background In patients admitted to the emergency department with complaints of chest pain and unstable angina pectoris, ST-elevation MI scoring is done according to risk factors used to calculate risks of urgent revascularization, MI, and death within 14 days. For this calculation, the most widely used scoring system is TIMI ...
Carvalho Lúcio Honório LH Jr Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between femoral rollback and range of motion (ROM) in patients with cruciate retaining (CR) and posterior stabilized (PS) total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Methods: The study included 38 knees of 31 patients (26 female and 5 male) with primary knee ...
Nakajima Arata A 0000-0003-1132-9226 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, 564-1 Shimoshizu, Sakura, Chiba 285-8741, Japan ; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chiba Aoba Municipal Hospital, 1273-2 Aoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-0852, - - 2014
Achieving correct soft tissue balance and preparing equal and rectangular extension and flexion joint gaps are crucial goals of TKA. Intraoperative gap balances would change postoperatively; however, changes in joint gap balances between pre- and postoperation remain unclear. To explore these changes associated with TKA, we prospectively investigated 21 posterior ...
Chon Young Eun YE Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; Liver Cirrhosis Clinical Research Center, Seoul, - - 2014
Liver congestion due to heart failure in patients with valvular heart disease (VHD) can result in an overestimate of the liver stiffness (LS) as assessed by transient elastography (TE). This prospective pilot study investigated the dynamics of LS during the perioperative valve operation period. Thirty-two patients who underwent a valve ...
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 ...
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 ...
Schoenmakers Karin Pw - - 2014
Stimulating catheters offer the possibility of delivering an electrical charge via the tip of the catheter. This may be advantageous as it allows verifying if the catheter tip is in close proximity to the target nerve, thereby increasing catheter performance. This prospective blinded cohort study was designed to investigate whether ...
Werneck Eduardo César - - 2014
The aim of this research was to verify the amount of horizontal and vertical movement and incisor inclination of upper incisors and correlate these with Edgewise and Alexander brackets use and the presence of overbite during anterior retraction in sliding mechanics. The sample was composed of 40 adult patients divided ...
Song Sang-Heon SH 0000-0003-1160-0696 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Myongji Hospital, 55 Hwasu-ro 14 Beon-gil, Deokyang-gu, Goyang 412-826, Republic of - - 2014
The aim of this study was to find out the ideal cut-off level of phosphate for safe healing when deformity correction and concomitant lengthening are indicated in the two different skeletal maturity groups of patients with rickets. Thirty-nine hypophosphatemic rickets patients were selected for the study and were divided into ...
van de Put Mathijs A J MA Department of Ophthalmology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the - - 2014
To determine which factors affect the recovery of visual function in macula off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). In a prospective study of forty-five patients with a primary macula-off RRD of 24 hours to 6 weeks duration, the height of the macular detachment was determined by ultrasonography. At 12 months postoperatively, ...
Bazzi Wassim M WM Urology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, - - 2014
Introduction. To evaluate the association between preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and clinicopathologic characteristics in patients with small renal masses (SRM). Methods. Retrospective chart reviews of patients with renal masses ≤4 cm who underwent nephrectomy from January 2007 to July 2012 were conducted. Multivariable linear regression was used to examine the association ...
Abadia Beatriz B Ophthalmology Department, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Aragon Health Sciences Institute, Isabel la Catolica 1-3, 50009 Zaragoza, - - 2014
Objective. To evaluate the relationship between spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and standard automated perimetry (SAP) in healthy and glaucoma individuals. Methods. The sample comprised 338 individuals divided into 2 groups according to intraocular pressure and visual field outcomes. All participants underwent a reliable SAP and imaging of the optic ...
Iodice Francesca G FG Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, 00165, - - 2014
 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 standard blood gas ...
Zuo Houdong H Department of Radiology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of - - 2014
To evaluate quantitative T1 and T2 relaxation times and magnetization transfer ratios (MTRs) in the early diagnosis of patellar cartilage osteoarthritis (OA) and to quantify and possibly refine the current Kellgren-Lawrence score criteria. A total of 92 cases of knee joints with 40 normal volunteers and 30 patients with OA ...
Najjari Laila L Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital Aachen, 52074 Aachen, - - 2014
Introduction and Hypothesis. Complications and malfunctioning after TOT can occur due to several factors, such as the material of the sling. The aim of the present study is to evaluate morphology and functionality of two types of slings (PVDF; polypropylene) in vivo using perineal ultrasound (PUS). Materials. In n = ...
Xu Zifeng Z Department of Anesthesiology, International Peace Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University - - 2014
To observe the change of PVI after thoracic epidural block on the basis of general anesthesia. In 26 patients undergoing elective upper abdominal operations, changes of SVI, PVI, SVV, PPV and CVP were monitored immediately before and 10 minutes after T8-9 thoracic epidural anesthesia on the basis of general anesthesia. ...
Hirooka Kazuyuki K 0000-0003-2977-124X Department of Ophthalmology, Kagawa University Faculty of Medicine, 1750-1 Ikenobe, Miki, Kagawa 761-0793, - - 2014
Background. To investigate the correlation between intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuation with postural change and IOP in relation to the time course after trabeculectomy. Methods. A total of 29 patients who had previously undergone primary trabeculectomy with mitomycin C were examined. IOP was obtained at 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 ...
Petereit Rūta R Department of Gastroenterology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania. Electronic address: - - 2014
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) changes anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, and is followed by gastrointestinal side effects, changes in bowel function and eating behavior. The aim of the present study was to investigate the severity of gastrointestinal symptoms and changes in eating behavior preoperatively and one year after ...
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 ...
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