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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Matsumura Hiroshi H Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo173-8610, Japan. - - 2013
To evaluate the histopathological findings of type C liver disease to determine risk factors for development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We studied 232 patients, who underwent liver biopsy for type C chronic liver disease between 1992 and 2009, with sustained virological response (SVR) after interferon therapy. The patients were divided ...
Aoki Hiroshi - - 2013
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) for the treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis is generally performed at one or two levels ranging between T2 and T4; however, compensatory sweating (CS) is an occasional bothersome side effect. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association between the extent of ETS and the ...
Li Shuhua - - 2013
To compare polysomnography (PSG) data after nasopharyngeal tube insertion (NPT-PSG) and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), and explore the possibility of predicting UPPP outcomes with NPT-PSG. Prospective nonrandomized study. PSG was performed after NPT insertion in 73 in-patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). All patients accepted UPPP surgery. PSG was repeated ...
Fernández Jiménez-Ortiz H - - 2013
To study the relationship between refraction after cataract surgery and the use of spectacles in patients older than 65 years. Retrospective case control study. The study included 40 retired subjects older than 65 years-old who fulfilled our inclusion criteria. Clinical ophthalmic and optical information was collected, and patients were requested ...
Xia Jian - - 2013
To investigate the correlation between acute adverse reaction (AAR) and intravenous drip velocity of gatifloxacin. Patients who had received intravenous gatifloxacin (0.2g/100ml) infusion in the Emergency Center, Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China from January to August 2012 were enrolled in this study. Patients were randomly divided into 3 groups ...
Vasileiou Panagiotis V S - - 2013
Ιnterleukin-6 (IL-6) has been identified as an early biochemical marker of inflammation both in animal and human studies. With this study, we sought to examine the development of local inflammation of the glottic tissues in correlation with the duration of intubation in anesthetized pediatric patients. We measured IL-6 levels in ...
Yam Jason C S - - 2013
To evaluate the correlation between different fusional convergence parameters and the Newcastle Control Score (NCS) in children with intermittent exotropia. In this consecutive prospective observational series, 101 Chinese children with intermittent exotropia were examined by a single observer, who assessed the level of control using the revised NCS and measured ...
Temiz Gokhan - - 2013
The few studies on the morphology and functions of CAPD and peritoneum have tended to use histological and histomorphometrical methods. However, such methods are known to require biopsy, which is an invasive method. The present study aims to determine the morphological changes established by ultrasonography in CAPD patients, as well ...
Kiphuth Ines C - - 2013
Background and Purpose: Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) as a result of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and perihematomal edema often leads to tissue shift, which can be identified in cross-sectional imaging and presents a known predictor of functional outcome. Pulsatility indices (PIs) of the intracranial arteries as measured by transcranial Doppler sonography ...
Bossola Maurizio - - 2013
Aim: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the correlation between self-reported appetite and the time of recovery after the hemodialysis session (TIRD). Methods: All patients on chronic hemodialysis at the Hemodialysis Service of the Catholic University of Rome underwent assessment of appetite through the first three questions ...
Kang Hae Min - - 2013
To evaluate long-term visual outcome and investigate the prognostic factors after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Retrospective study. Analyses were done among 36 eyes (36 patients) with naïve PCV that were treated with intravitreal ranibizumab injections and completed at least 3-year follow-up. All clinical ...
Sedaghat Alexander - - 2013
The assessment of procedural risk is crucial in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. Logistic EuroSCORE and STS score are currently used to estimate procedural risk and mortality for surgical and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The recently published EuroSCORE II might provide a helpful tool. The new EuroSCORE II ...
Li Jun - - 2013
The aim of this current study was to analyze the clinical outcomes after Discover cervical disc replacement and its effects on maintaining cervical lordosis and range of motion (ROM). The possible factors influencing postoperative ROM were analyzed. 27 men and 28 women with a mean age of 46.4 ± 8.7 years were prospectively ...
Chalmers Peter N PN Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, - - 2014
A retrospective chart review was performed of all patients who had undergone revision total hip arthroplasty with a synovial aspiration with greater than 100 WBC since the institution of our electronic medical record. Infection was defined using a combination of criteria. A diagnosis of periprosthetic sepsis was established in 52 ...
Lykissas Marios G - - 2013
To compare the functional outcomes of patients who underwent open surgery vs Ponseti method for the management of idiopathic clubfoot and to determine whether correlations exist between functional outcome and radiographic measurements. A meta-analysis of the literature was conducted for studies concerning primary treatment of patients with idiopathic clubfoot. We ...
Mayor Fernando - - 2013
Animal studies suggest that ischemic preconditioning prolongs coagulation times. Because coagulation changes could hinder the translation of preconditioning into clinical settings where hemorrhage may be an issue, such as ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, we evaluated the effects of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on coagulation in patients undergoing RIPC after aneurysmal ...
Becker O E - - 2013
The soft tissues of the facial profile may change after skeletal movement in orthognathic surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the differences and correlation between hard and soft tissues after double-jaw surgery in skeletal Class III subjects. Radiographs from the following time points were assessed ...
Ishii Yoshinori - - 2013
Anteroposterior (AP) joint translation is an important indicator of good clinical outcome following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study evaluated the in vivo relationship between changes in the degree of voluntary soft tissue tension and flexion angle versus simultaneous AP translation after TKA. A posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)-retaining meniscal-bearing design ...
Engh Charles A CA - - 2013
Knee wear is commonly measured with the most recent radiograph based on the assumption that wear progresses at a constant rate. Changing patient activity or in vivo polyethylene deterioration are examples of factors that could cause wear rates to change over time. Using six or more radiographs on each of ...
Turin Tanvir Chowdhury - - 2013
Proteinuria identifies patients at risk for adverse clinical outcomes, but it is unclear whether proteinuria correlates with the rate of renal decline. We examined the association between proteinuria and rate of change in estimated GFR (eGFR) in a cohort of 638,150 adults from a province-wide registry in Alberta, Canada, who ...
Güngör Barış - - 2013
Red cell distribution width (RDW) and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) have been found to be associated with cardiovascular diseases. Only a few trials have investigated the correlation of these parameters with postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the correlation of these parameters in non-valvular AF is still unclear. We retrospectively analyzed consecutive ...
Steinman Suzanne - - 2013
Madelung deformity is a disorder of growth of the distal aspect of the radius that is usually recognized in late adolescence near skeletal maturity. It results in a characteristic wrist deformity, decreased wrist motion, and wrist pain. The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term results in patients treated ...
Diec Jennie - - 2013
To report the performance of various contact lenses and lens care solution combinations based on the combined response of subjective comfort and adverse events (AEs). A retrospective analysis of 28 lens/solution combinations each tested on approximately 40 participants who wore their assigned combination on a daily wear basis and were ...
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