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Wikkelsø Carsten - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of the CSF Tap Test (CSF TT) and resistance to CSF outflow (Rout) for the outcome of shunting in a sample of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). METHODS: 115 patients were included in ...
Kabasawa Masashi - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) often develops secondary to left heart disease. Tricuspid annuloplasty (TAP) is usually the treatment of choice for significant TRs, but recurrence of TR after surgery can occur. Previous studies have not clearly demonstrated the cause of the recurrent TR after TAP. By using an electrocardiogram-gated ...
Kincse Gyöngyvér - - 2012
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to assess whether the efficacy of bisphosphonate treatment is influenced by PTH levels measured in newly diagnosed osteoporotic patients and to identify the threshold value, beyond which PTH level negatively influences therapeutic efficacy. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-eight osteoporotic patients were ...
Angthong Chayanin - - 2013
To date, actual results of a minimally invasive distal linear metatarsal osteotomy (DLMO) via more explicit radiographic delineation are poorly understood and radiographic findings and clinical results have not been systematically correlated. Purposes of this study were (1) to evaluate the effectiveness of DLMO using a precise radiographic mapping system; ...
Yana Akiko - - 2012
Background: The characteristics of the renal marker cystatin C (Cys-C) in association with the postoperative management of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) remain unclear. Methods and Results: Serum Cys-C and creatinine (Cr) levels were measured preoperatively and on the third postoperative day in 53 consecutive CHD patients (age, 1 day-11 years). ...
Yoo Jeong Joon - - 2012
PURPOSE: In an alumina-on-alumina total hip arthroplasty (THA), recommended with a small inclination angle <45°, the acetabular component (cup) may be positioned more medially to be covered almost completely by host bone. The purpose of this study was to identify the correlating factors and to evaluate the outcomes of medial placement ...
Wang Ching-Jen - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patellofemoral disorders are often associated with patellofemoral malalignment. Tibial tubercle transfer is an effective method to correct the patellofemoral malalignment. This study evaluated the long-term results of triple positioning of tibial tubercle osteotomy for refractory patellofemoral disorders with 10-year follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients with 62 ...
Amzallag J - - 2012
PURPOSE: High valgus tibial osteotomy is used to treat medial femoro-tibial osteoarthritis. Changes in patellar height due to high valgus tibial osteotomy can cause technical difficulties during subsequent knee arthroplasty. The primary objective of this study was to assess the hypothesis that patellar height decreases after opening-wedge osteotomy and increases ...
Maruna P - - 2012
Aprotinin, a nonspecific serine protease inhibitor, has been primarily used as a haemostatic drug in cardiac surgery with cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB). This study investigated the effect of Aprotinin on the post-operative levels of procalcitonin (PCT) and a set of cytokines in patients undergoing pulmonary artery endarterectomy (PEA). We analyzed 60 ...
Boullosa Daniel A - - 2012
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in autonomic control of heart rate (HR), and fitness in a group of elite soccer players during the pre-season. METHODS: Eight professional male soccer players competing in the Spanish First Division were evaluated in July (week 1) and September (week ...
Elliott Christopher S - - 2012
PURPOSE: Recent studies showing a correlation between descent of the anterior and apical vaginal compartments suggest that cystoceles may recur if associated apical prolapse is not corrected. However, to date the anatomical relationship of apical prolapse with respect to cystocele has been incompletely reported. We present the predictive value of ...
van Jonbergen Hans-Peter W - - 2012
PURPOSE: Anterior knee pain (AKP) following total knee replacement (TKR) is both prevalent and clinically relevant. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the peer-reviewed literature, and to identify and assess the different modifiable and non-modifiable determinants that may be associated with the development of AKP in patients ...
Tykocki Tomasz - - 2012
Background: Microlesion effect (MLE) is a commonly observed phenomenon after electrode insertion into the subthalamic nucleus (STN) for deep brain stimulation (DBS). Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the presence of the MLE in the early postoperative period and the relationship between MLE and STN DBS. Methods: ...
Mansat Pierre - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The goal of a resurfacing shoulder arthroplasty is to reproduce the individual's anatomy while preserving the bone stock of the humeral head. This study investigated the hypothesis that resurfacing the humeral prosthesis restores normal glenohumeral relationships and correlates with the final clinical results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A resurfacing shoulder ...
Kumar Brijesh - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Hyperproteinorrhachia associated with vestibular schwannomas (VSs) may influence visual status independent of the effect caused by raised intracranial pressure. The role of cisterna magna CSF protein levels (CMCP) in determining visual outcome in patients with large to giant vestibular schwannomas (VSs) was prospectively investigated. METHODS: The mean CMCP levels ...
Mangone Massimiliano M Biomechanics and Movement Analysis Laboratory, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Azienda Policlinico Umberto I, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Rome, Italy. - - 2013
The aim of the present research is to evaluate the relationship between an X-ray-based method (i.e. the Raimondi method) and rasterstereography in the evaluation of vertebral rotation (VR) in a sample of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. A total of 25 patients (9 males; mean age 14 ± 3 years; ...
Tsukada Sachiyuki - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative soft tissue tension can significantly impact the range of motion following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the level of impact remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between intraoperative soft tissue tension and postoperative range of motion. METHODS: This retrospective study included 504 ...
Gizzo Salvatore - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To define the role of lower uterine segment (LUS) evaluation at term. DESIGN: Observational case-control study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Ninety-four patients were divided into two groups. Group A consisted of 45 multiparous single fetus pregnant women with up to two previous cesarean sections (CS). Group B consisted of ...
Becker Otávio Emmel - - 2012
The pharyngeal airway may change after skeletal movement in patients who have undergone orthognathic surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the skeletal and pharyngeal airway changes in subjects with a Class III facial pattern who underwent double-jaw surgery (maxillary advancement and mandibular setback). The present retrospective study ...
De Coninck Tineke - - 2012
BACKGROUND:Little is known about radial displacement (RD) of polyurethane (PU) scaffolds, intended for partial meniscus defect substitution; no data are available on whether rim thickness influences RD and whether RD correlates with clinical outcome scores. HYPOTHESES:The meniscus is not extruded preoperatively, but RD occurs after scaffold implantation. A thicker rim ...
Gatzioufas Zisis - - 2012
To assess the incidence of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in the early postoperative period after excimer laser penetrating keratoplasty for keratoconus and reveal potential associations with anterior segment parameters. This prospective, interventional study consisted of 40 patients with keratoconus who were treated with excimer laser penetrating keratoplasty. Corneal pachymetry, anterior ...
Sallo Ferenc B - - 2012
To document the progression of a break in the photoreceptor inner segment/outer segment (IS/OS) junction layer and its functional correlates over time in the natural history of type 2 idiopathic macular telangiectasia (type 2 MacTel). Patients with at least 1 year of follow-up were selected from the MacTel Study. En ...
Abaci Okay - - 2012
Background: Predictors of aortic dilatation are not well-described in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Changes in extracellular matrix composition in the aortic wall may play an important role. Our study aimed to examine the relationship between ascending aortic dilatation and biochemical markers for collagen metabolism, such as matrix metalloproteinase-2 ...
Vulpio C - - 2012
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the relationship between ultrasonographic (US) parameters of parathyroid glands (PTGs) in haemodialysis patients (HDP) and degree of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), therapeutic responsiveness and type of PTG hyperplasia (diffuse or nodular). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 85 HDP, we evaluated the following US parameters of all and of ...
Mufty S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this paper was to document the incidence of leg length changes after revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and its effect on clinical outcome. METHODS: Leg length difference (LLD) was prospectively measured in 85 patients using digital standing full leg radiography before and after revision TKA. Additionally ...
Ousley R - - 2012
We investigated block heights that anaesthetists considered adequate for caesarean section to proceed under spinal anaesthesia. During 3 months, 15 obstetric anaesthetists recorded block height to touch, pinprick or cold when spinal anaesthesia was considered satisfactory for caesarean section to proceed. Median (IQR [range]) block height for touch, pinprick, first cold ...
Kim Jae-Hyung - - 2012
We aimed to analyze lateral pharyngeal wall (LPW) motion using ultrasonography. The subjects were stroke patients with dysphagia (n = 26) and normal controls (n = 15). The stroke patients were divided into two groups based on a videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS). Group A (n = 12) had a penetration or aspiration in VFSS findings, while ...
Ertaş Gökhan - - 2012
Abstract Introduction: Red cell distribution width (RDW) has been associated with poor outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about the role of RDW in prediction of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We aimed to investigate the relation between the RDW and ...
Park H-J - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Infants grow rapidly, which causes the SCM to thicken physiologically. Therefore some cases of physiologically- thickened SCM can be confused with a poor response to physical therapy. There have been only a few quantitative ultrasonographic studies on the clinical outcome of rehabilitation for CMT. Our aim was to ...
Lattimer C R - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Venous filling time (VFT90) is the time taken to reach 90% of the venous volume in the calf. It is recorded by air-plethysmography (APG(®)) and is assumed to measure global venous reflux duration. However, this has never been confirmed by duplex. The aim of the study was to compare ...
Nissen Nicholas N - - 2012
Pancreatic fistula (PF) continues to be the Achilles' heel of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with both morbidity and mortality linked to its occurrence. The optimal drain management strategy after PD remains unclear. We evaluated drain amylase (DA) levels on postoperative Day (POD) 0 to 5 in 76 consecutive patients undergoing PD to ...
Frongia Gianluigi - - 2012
The aim of this study was to analyze the reliability and repeatability of identification landmarks using 3-D cephalometric software. Ten orthognathic patients were selected for this study and underwent the following protocol: 1. radiographic evaluation (CBCT technique); 2. stone casts; 3. photos; and 4. 3-D cephalometric evaluation. Twenty-one hard tissue ...
Kallel Samy - - 2012
Cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) can cause a systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) making difficult the interpretation of inflammatory markers. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a marker of inflammation that appears to be a good early marker of infection after cardiac surgery. To study the kinetics of PCT after cardiac surgery with ...
Smith Jessica W - - 2012
The relationship between systemic inflammatory processes to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes remains unclear. This study investigates the relationship between serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and functional outcomes post-TKA. A total of 31 patients with osteoarthritis (OA) who underwent TKA were enrolled in the study; 15 with hs-CRP ≤1.0 mg/l ...
Gupta Lucky - - 2012
To correlate the age at surgery, liver function tests, and hepatic and portal tract histo-pathological changes with surgical outcome in the form of disappearance of jaundice in extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA). This is a retrospective study of 39 cases of EHBA. There were 19 males and 10 females. Kasai's portoenterostomy ...
Gao Shu-Guang - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: We undertook this study to determine whether thrombin-cleaved osteopontin (OPN) in synovial fluid (SF) represent a useful marker of osteoarthritis (OA) progression in the posterior cruciate ligament transection (PCLT) OA rabbit model. METHOD: PCLT was performed on the right knee joints of 48 rabbits. The rabbits were then sacrificed ...
McCarron Jesse A - - 2012
BACKGROUND:Ten to seventy percent of rotator cuff repairs form a recurrent defect after surgery. The relationship between retraction of the repaired tendon and formation of a recurrent defect is not well defined.Purpose/ HYPOTHESES:To measure the prevalence, timing, and magnitude of tendon retraction after rotator cuff repair and correlate these outcomes ...
Li Yunping - - 2012
PURPOSE:: To compare the intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements obtained by the Icare and the hand-held Goldmann applanation tonometer (also called Perkins) in aphakic children after congenital cataract surgery. METHODS:: We investigated 125 children with aphakia after congenital cataract surgery in this study. A younger group (3 to 30 mo) and ...
Berardi Rossana - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Biliary tract cancer presents a poor prognosis. AIMS: The objective of this study is to find clinical-laboratory parameters like prognostic factors to select patients who can benefit from surgery and post-operative treatments. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2010, 41 patients underwent radical surgery at our Institution. A novel score was ...
Wang Da-Ming - - 2012
Background/Aim: It remains unclear how wallerian degeneration of the pyramidal tract (PT) in the acute phase of supratentorial intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) correlates with the long-term functional outcome. The aim of this study was to quantify and predict the long-term neuromotor outcome using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) during the early stages ...
Hadjibashi Anoushiravan Amini - - 2012
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the diameters of treated abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) have changed during the last 10 years. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS A retrospective record review was completed on all patients undergoing any AAA repair from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2009, at a single high-volume institution. All ...
Wang Yu - - 2012
Study Design. A radiographic follow-up and analysis.Objective. To identify appropriate radiographic parameters for measuring the extent of distal adding on and to discuss criteria for determining the onset of distal adding on.Summary of Background Data. There is no consensus on how to determine the onset of distal adding on in ...
Marchini Giovanni Scala - - 2012
Background: The purpose of our in study was to determine, in vivo, if single energy NCCT can accurately predict the presence/percentage of struvite stone composition. Methods: We retrospectively searched for all patients with struvite components on stone composition analysis between January/2008 and March/2012. Inclusion criteria were: NCCT prior to stone ...
Blumberg Sheila N - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Pathologic analysis of deep tissue obtained during debridement of venous ulcers is often unnoticed in its importance. We previously reported pathologic findings on 139 patients with venous ulcers. The objective of this study was to correlate the pathologic findings in venous ulcers with wound healing to establish a negative ...
Kim Hyun Koo - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Vibration response imaging (VRI) is a new technique that captures lung sounds generated by the flow of air through the lungs. It predicts postoperative values for an intended lung resection. In this study, we measured the predicted postoperative pulmonary function as determined by a perfusion lung scan and the ...
Chen Leining - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To explore uterine arterial impedance and endometrial-subendometrial vascularity determined by two-dimensional Doppler ultrasonography (2D-DU) and three-dimensional ultrasonography and power Doppler angiography (3D-PDA) between patients with antiphospholipid antibodies-associated recurrent miscarriage (aPL-RM) and normal fertile women, and to further investigate the relationship between these parameters and endometrial microvessel density (MVD). DESIGN: ...
Panchal Sonal - - 2012
This study aims to compare the efficacy of AFC and AMH, as markers for ovarian reserve. 75 patients with PCO (polycystic ovaries) undergoing IVF were randomized with 75 non-PCO patients. On day 3, volume of ovary was acquired, ovarian volume was defined by VOCAL, and Sono AVC was used to ...
Kim Keong-Hwan - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the posterior tibial slope and the maximal angle of flexion after total knee arthroplasty. Seventy nine cases (63 patients, 60 females and 3 males), which received total knee arthroplasty with the Nexgen LPS system from Jan 2001 to Jan ...
Hekimoğlu Baki - - 2013
OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the acromio-humeral, coraco-humeral, and coraco-clavicular distances with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of shoulder impingement syndrome. All the acromio-humeral, coraco-humeral, and coraco-clavicular intervals of all patients were reviewed retrospectively. A total of 132 shoulders (76 right and ...
Nishimura Reiki R Departments of Breast and Endocrine Surgery - - 2013
Trastuzumab (T) has contributed to improving the prognosis of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer. Although some patients have been unresponsive or resistant to T. Loss of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) deleted on chromosome 10, PIK3CA mutation and p95HER2 expression have been reported to potentially be ...
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