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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 O Section of Specialized Endocrinology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, PO Box 4950 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway. - - 2013
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. We aimed to ...
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 ...
Foda Khaled - - 2013
To define the parameters that accompanied a successful extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), namely the number of shock waves (SWs), expulsion time (ET), mean stone density (MSD), and the skin-to-stone distance (SSD). A total of 368 patients diagnosed with renal calculi using noncontrast computerized tomography had their MSD, diameter, and ...
Oh Mi Mi - - 2013
To assess the reliability and negative predictive value of voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) performed within 24 hours postoperatively. Forty patients (56 ureters) who underwent first injection of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid (Dx/HA) because of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) were enrolled. Patients with previous reflux operation or neurogenic disorders were excluded. All patients underwent the ...
Turan-Vural Ece - - 2013
We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of topical ketorolac 0.5 % solution and oral acetazolamide 250 mg/day delivery during the first month after uneventful phacoemulsification surgery by measuring the macular thickness using optical coherence tomography. Our nonmasked randomized prospective study comprised 87 eyes of 80 patients. Complete follow-up was achieved on 84 ...
Ishii Yoshinori - - 2013
Stiffness after a TKA can cause patient dissatisfaction and diminished function, therefore it is important to characterize predictors of ROM after TKA. Studies of AP translation in conscious individuals disagree whether AP translation affects maximum knee flexion angle after implantation of a highly congruent sphere and trough geometry PCL-substituting prosthesis ...
Kim Sung-Jin - - 2013
This study was conducted to measure the dimensional changes in the cranial base and the mandible in patients with facial asymmetry and mandibular prognathism, and to examine the morphologic relationship between asymmetries of the cranial base and the mandible. The patients were 60 adults with mandibular prognathism, divided into a ...
Alió Jorge L - - 2013
Analysis of the femtosecond laser refractive lens surgery corneal incision configuration and corneal higher-order aberration (HOA) effect from the first postoperative day. High-resolution anterior segment optical coherence tomography was used to assess 20 eyes undergoing femtosecond laser refractive lens surgery with 2.2-mm minimal incision. The primary incision (tri-planar) actual length, ...
Schwartzenberg Shmuel S Heart Institute, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, affiliated with Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, - - 2013
The pathophysiology of aortic stenosis (AS) involves inflammatory features including infiltration of the aortic valve (AV) by activated macrophages and T cells, deposition of lipids, and heterotopic calcification. To evaluate the correlation between white blood cell (WBC) differential count and the occurrence and progression of AS. We identified in our ...
Rose Barry B Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
We describe using the scarf osteotomy to correct a recurrent hallux valgus deformity and lengthen the shortened first metatarsal in symptomatic iatrogenic first brachymetatarsia. Thirty-six lengthening scarf osteotomies were undertaken in 31 patients. Clinical and radiographic measures were taken pre and postoperatively. Mean age at presentation was 53.4 years, and ...
Biro Nicolas N *Skull Base Division, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Wills Eye Institute; and †Department of Otolaryngology/Head Neck Surgery, Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, - - 2013
To assess postoperative sequelae of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (endoDCR), including rates of air reflux and other otolaryngologic sequelae. Patients who underwent endoDCR over a 5-year period were included in a follow-up questionnaire regarding side effects after surgery. The questionnaire included questions regarding tearing, air reflux, and nasal symptoms. Results were obtained ...
Bear David M DM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 - - 2013
Osteoarthritis of the radiocarpal joints is commonly encountered by hand surgeons. To date, there is no well-defined method of radiographically grading osteoarthritis of the wrist. Preoperative radiographs of 48 patients undergoing wrist arthroscopy were evaluated retrospectively. Images were graded subjectively by five surgeons based on overall severity of arthritis, osteophytes, ...
Lustig Sebastien - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of flexion angle on meniscal slope during partial weight-bearing knee flexion. Forty-eight sagittal sequences were performed on 12 patients (6 male patients, 6 female patients; 25.7 ± 10.5 years) during partial weight bearing in an open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ...
Liu Jessamine Y J - - 2013
To evaluate cardiovascular outcomes in patients with aortic arch repair and their possible correlation with arch geometry. Ten patients who underwent end-to-side repair for aortic arch interruption (IAA), older than 10 years were compared to a cohort of 10 post coarctation (CoA) repair patients matched for age, sex and age ...
Ito Keigo - - 2013
The pathomechanism of cervical myelopathy due to cervical ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (C-OPLL) remains unclear. No previous literature has quantified the influence of dynamic factors on cervical myelopathy due to C-OPLL. The purpose was to investigate the influence of dynamic factors on the spinal column in the patients with ...
Lang Brian Hung-Hin - - 2013
Oral calcium and calcitriol are often prescribed after total thyroidectomy to avoid biochemical and/or symptomatic hypocalcemia. We aimed to identify independent perioperative factors that correlated with the duration of calcium and/or calcitriol supplementation after total thyroidectomy. Of 271 eligible patients, 48 (17.7 %) required calcium and/or calcitriol supplements on discharge. Patients ...
Patel Mehul B - - 2013
Upper limit of vulnerability (ULV) testing using T-wave scanning shocks at multiple coupling intervals correlates well with defibrillation threshold (DFT), but remains underutilized in clinical practice. We measured DFT and ULV at a single coupling interval (SCI), with the aim to identify adequate safety margin at a coupling interval that ...
Strube Patrick - - 2013
The aim of the second part of the study was to investigate the influence of parameters that lead to increased facet joint contact or capsule tensile forces (disc height, lordosis, and sagittal misalignment) on the clinical outcome after total disc replacement (TDR) at the lumbosacral junction. A total of 40 ...
Liu Jing-Feng - - 2013
To investigate the correlation between different Chinese medicine (CM) syndromes and variations in microcirculation in septic shock patients. seventy Septic shock patients were divided into four groups: heat damaging qi-yin group (HDQY, cases=23); yin exhaustion and yang collapse group (YEYC, cases=26); excessive heat in Fu organ group (EHFO, cases=10); and ...
Hagenmaier Femke Hs - - 2013
In instrumented posterolateral fusion reduction of a spondylolisthesis is appealing on theoretical grounds since this may lead to indirect decompression of the entrapped nerve roots. However, there is no consensus in the literature whether a beneficial effect of reduction on outcome can be expected. The objective of the current study ...
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