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Marques Elsa - - 2013
For the last decade, stringent monitoring of waiting time performance targets provided English hospitals with incentives to reduce official waiting times for elective surgery. It is less clear whether the total amount of time patients waited in secondary care, from first referral to outpatient clinic until treatment, has also fallen. ...
Gabbay Uri - - 2013
Immigrant mortality studies reveal conflicting results that were attributed to diversity in immigrant definition, different classifications, and lack of appropriate comparisons. This work studied mortality patterns of the immigrations absorbed in Israel. Short-term mortality was evaluated by comparing the Standardized Mortality Rate (SMR) of the first year after immigration to ...
Hori Masatsugu - - 2013
Intracranial hemorrhage rates are higher in Asians than non-Asians, especially in patients receiving warfarin. This randomized evaluation of long-term anticoagulation therapy subgroup analysis assessed dabigatran etexilate (DE) and warfarin effects on stroke and bleeding rates in patients from Asian and non-Asian countries. There were 2782 patients (15%) from 10 Asian ...
Keim Alex P - - 2013
Abstract Background: Secondary lymphedema is a life-long disease of painful tissue swelling that often follows axillary lymph node dissection to treat breast cancer. It is hypothesized that poor lymphatic regeneration across the obstructive scar tissue during the wound healing process may predispose the tissue to swell at a later date. ...
Cerecedo-Rodriguez Jorge - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic treatment for biliary strictures with plastic stent placement has been used widely. The use of covered self-expandable metal stents (CSEMS) has been reported in anastomotic strictures post liver transplant. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of different CSEMS in these subjects. METHODS: A total ...
Albedah Abdullah M N - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Pending a comprehensive study of tobacco economics in Saudi Arabia, our aim was to estimate the economic costs of tobacco consumption in Saudi Arabia over a period of 10 years (2001-2010). METHODS: Pertinent data on imported tobacco were obtained from the Saudi Customs Authority through the Central Department of ...
Philippot Remi - - 2013
We report the results of a 12-year follow-up retrospective series of 100 total hip arthroplasties using cementless, press-fit, dual-mobility acetabular cups. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic results of this acetabular cup at last follow-up. This continuous and homogeneous series included 100 primary total ...
Henricson Anders A Department of Orthopaedics and Center for Clinical Research, Falu General Hospital, Falun, Sweden. - - 2013
Clinical results of total knee replacement (TKR) are inferior in younger patients, mainly due to aseptic loosening. Coating of components with trabecular metal (TM) is a new way of enhancing fixation to bone. We have previously reported stabilization of TM tibial components at 2 years. We now report the 5-year ...
Stansly Philip A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening is a bacterial disease vectored by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) causing tree decline, and yield loss. Vector control and foliar nutrition are used in Florida to slow the spread of HLB and mitigate debilitating effects of the disease. A 4 year replicated field ...
Chua Paul Y - - 2013
Purpose: To evaluate the influence of socioeconomic factors on visual acuity before cataract surgery. 
Methods: The medical case notes of 240 consecutive patients listed for cataract surgery from January 1, 2010, at Grampian University Hospital, Aberdeen, were reviewed retrospectively. Patients with ocular comorbidity were excluded. Demographics, postal codes, and visual ...
Smouse H Bob - - 2013
To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Crux vena cava filter in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism (PE). The Crux Biomedical Evaluation of the Crux Inferior Vena Cava Filter System trial was an international prospective, multicenter, single-arm clinical trial in 125 patients implanted with the Crux filter between ...
Pugliese P L - - 2013
Social and cultural factors combined with little information may prevent the diffusion of epidural analgesia for pain relief during childbirth. The present study was launched contemporarily to the implementation of analgesia for labor in our Department in order to perform a 2 years audit on its use. The goal is ...
Faria Rita - - 2013
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer of dabigatran etexilate (Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd, UK) to submit evidence for the clinical and cost-effectiveness of this drug for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) as part of the NICE ...
Burisch J - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in Eastern Europe. The reasons for these changes remain unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate whether an East-West gradient in the incidence of IBD in Europe exists. DESIGN: A prospective, uniformly diagnosed, population based inception cohort of ...
von Schéele Birgitta - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:To summarize the available evidence on the issues in health economics related to oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) in the US.DATA SOURCES:A literature review was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, as well as the websites of professional organizations.STUDY SELECTION AND DATA ...
Burri Haran - - 2013
AIMS: The need for ongoing and lifelong follow-up (FU) of patients with cardiac implantable electric devices (CIED) requires significant resources. Remote CIED management has been established as a safe alternative to conventional periodical in-office FU (CFU). An economic model compares the long-term cost and consequences of using daily Home Monitoring® ...
Joish Vijay N - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Recent estimates suggest the prevalence of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) may be increasing in the US. The objective of this study was to determine the current economic burden of NCFB compared with non-NCFB controls in the first year after diagnosis within a commercially enrolled US population. METHODS: A retrospective ...
Maleux Geert - - 2013
PURPOSE: To prospectively assess the performance of hydrogel-coated versus fibered microcoils in the prophylactic occlusion of the gastroduodenal artery (GDA) before yttrium-90 ((90)Y) radioembolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 43 patients were randomized to receive fibered microcoils (n = 15), detachable hydrogel-coated microcoils (n = 13), or pushable hydrogel-coated ...
Sumino Takanobu - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: This study analyzed the published data to examine if CR TKAs can enhance the flexion and functional outcomes of the knee in the Western and East Asian populations using a meta-analysis approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of literature published through Medline and EMBASE was conducted. The inclusion ...
Capogna Giorgio - - 2013
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: After initiating neuraxial labor analgesia, there are many techniques that can be used to maintain analgesia for the duration of labor. In this review, we have examined the new techniques of maintenance of epidural labor analgesia recently proposed to overcome the undesirable effects of continuous infusion and ...
Alizadehkhaiyat Omid - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Published data on the outcome of Copeland shoulder resurfacing arthroplasty (CSRA) are limited. This observational case series study reports the functional and radiological outcome of CSRA during a mean follow-up of 4 years and highlights the correlation between key outcome measures. METHODS: One-hundred two consecutive patients with osteoarthritis (OA-47.1%), ...
Tang Tjun - - 2013
Purpose: To compare the 1-year outcomes after repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) with the bifurcated vs. aortouni-iliac (AUI) configuration of the Endurant stent-graft. Methods: The study population comprised 1172 patients (1053 men; mean age 73.1±8.1 years, range 43-93) with unruptured infrarenal AAAs treated as part of the Endurant Stent ...
Cheon Young Koog - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Most delivery devices used for esophageal stents for obstructing esophageal cancer have a diameter of 5-8 mm, a size that is too large to pass through the endoscopic working channel. The conventional esophageal stent requires multiple endoscopic procedures for implantation. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the ...
Banerjee Devraj - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to analyze the association between patient demographics and hospital demographics on utilization of total joint arthroplasty in rural and urban populations from the National Inpatient Sample database. Any patient that was discharged after a primary total hip or primary total knee arthroplasty was included ...
Choi A Ra - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There has been no research on the clinical outcomes of secondary self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placement after initial stent migration. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the clinical outcomes of secondary SEMS placement after initial stent migration compared to the outcomes of secondary SEMS placement done for reasons other ...
Di Bella Stefano - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In developed countries, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) represents an emerging threat in terms of morbidity and mortality rates. In our country limited CDI epidemiological data can be found.We have conducted a 6-year retrospective study to evaluate the incidence of CDI in Italian urban hospitals. METHODS: Stool samples tested for ...
Shi Ding - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The use of various kinds of metal stents has emerged as an effective palliative treatment for malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). However, most of these metal stents were designed for use in the esophagus or intestine and have a high incidence of stent obstruction and stent migration when used ...
Wyss Tobias - - 2013
This was a prospective consecutive, study of 50 patients (mean age 72years, 56% males) treated unilaterally for primary osteoarthrosis using the uncemented, isoelastic, monoblock RM Pressfit Cup. Migration and wear were assessed using the EBRA (Ein-Bild-Röntgen-Analyse) software (201 radiographs from 36 patients). Mean migration was 0.82mm after 2years and 1.25mm ...
Sjöberg Daniel - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The incidence of ulcerative colitis (UC) increased during the 20th century in Western Europe and the North America, but there are conflicting reports whether the incidence has declined, stabilized or continued to increase. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of UC in the ...
Uchida Ryohei - - 2013
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of EndoButton® (Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Andover, MA, USA) location on post-operative migration in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: Seventy-seven patients underwent anatomical double-bundle ACL reconstruction using EndoButtons. Comparing patient radiographs immediately post-operatively with those at 1 year, migration was defined when EndoButtons moved more ...
Repici A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Benign colorectal strictures are treated conventionally by endoscopic dilation. Experience using SEMS for benign colonic strictures is limited, and outcomes to date have been disappointing. Refractory colorectal strictures remain challenging to be treated with surgery. Polydioxanone-based stent are biodegradable (BD) stent CE approved for esophageal strictures. This study was ...
Lee S K - - 2013
It has been suggested that the increased frequency of trigger finger (TF) after carpal tunnel release (CTR) may be caused by the volar migration of the flexor tendons at the wrist altering the tendon biomechanics at the A1 pulley. This hypothesis has not been validated. We performed pre- and post-operative ...
Bail Dorothee H L - - 2013
Purpose: Recently, vascular endostapling systems were developed to achieve better sealing at the proximal neck of the aneurysm and to prevent endograft migration. The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic review about the current state and possible options of vascular endostapling systems. Results: No randomized controlled trials ...
Bell Teal R - - 2013
US-bound immigrants with suspected non-infectious TB are encouraged to be medically re-evaluated after arrival in the United States. We evaluated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's immigrant referral process, designed to facilitate timely post-arrival evaluations. Over 1,200 immigrants with suspected TB arriving during October 1, 2008-September 30, 2010 were ...
Pelavski A D - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To characterise transfusion and determine its main predictors in nonagenarians undergoing non-elective, non-traumatic surgery. Simultaneously, we compared nonagenarians to a similar, but younger sample, as far as the transfusional policy is concerned. BACKGROUND: Perioperative anaemia and transfusion are currently topical, but little is known about them in this population. ...
Nacheli Gustavo Cumbo - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about endotracheal tube (ETT) migration during routine care among critically ill patients. AirWave is a novel device that uses sonar waves to measure ETT migration and obstructions in real time. The aim of the present study is to assess the accuracy of the AirWave to evaluate ...
Xiao Xu-Qiong - - 2013
The reduction of dichloro- and dibromo-cyclopentasilanes with C(8)K was investigated. A potassium silyl anion and a fused tricyclic silane were isolated, respectively. These results indicate that a homocyclic silylene intermediate is generated in the reduction of dibromocyclopentasilane. The trimethylsilyl group is bulky enough to protect the silylene from dimerization, however, ...
Kumpatla Satyavani S Dept. of Clinical Trials, M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, - - 2013
Diabetes is a major public health problem associated with huge economic burden in developing countries. The aim was to assess the direct costs of treating long-term diabetic complications among hospitalized subjects with type 2 diabetes. A total of 368 (M: F, 254:114) hospitalized patients were divided into groups based on ...
Prigge E - - 2013
To investigate the extent to which European silver eels Anguilla anguilla, originating from stocking programmes in the Baltic Sea tributaries, effectively contribute to the spawning stock, two hundred and seventy-four formerly stocked A. anguilla. emigrating from the Schwentine River near Kiel, Germany, were tagged with T-Bar anchor tags. A total ...
Keurentjes J Christiaan - - 2013
Considerable evidence suggests that patients with more advantaged Socio-Economic Positions undergo Total Hip and Knee Replacement (THR/TKR) more often, despite having a lower need. We questioned whether more disadvantaged Socio-Economic Position is associated with an lower improvement in Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and a lower patient satisfaction after THR/TKR. ...
Hellsten Erik K - - 2013
Besides their clinical impact, the economic impact of health care-related adverse events (AEs) is significant. Although a number of studies have attempted to estimate the economic impact of AEs, few have directly linked costs to clinician-reported event severity. To estimate the economic impact in terms of the incremental cost and ...
Sun Lu - - 2013
In this paper, we analyze the clinical efficacy of a simultaneous saline irrigation method in treating upper-mid ureteral stone migration and evaluate its effectiveness during ureteroscopic lasertripsy. We prospectively evaluated 78 patients with a total of 95 upper-mid ureteral stones, which were treated with holmium:YAG lasertripsy. These patients were randomized ...
Wex Jaro - - 2013
Leuprolide is an established luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist used as first-line treatment in advanced prostate cancer. As different formulations and dosing schedules are likely to have economic implications, we aimed to evaluate their efficacy, safety, and costs in nine European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, ...
Marcet Jorge E - - 2013
Opioid analgesics are effective for postsurgical pain but are associated with opioid-related adverse events, creating a significant clinical and economic burden. Gastrointestinal surgery patients are at high risk for opioid-related adverse events. We conducted a study to assess the impact of an opioid-sparing multimodal analgesia regimen with liposome bupivacaine, compared ...
Socolovsky Mariano M Nerve and Plexus Surgery Program, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, - - 2013
A wide range of results have appeared in the literature for intercostal nerve transfers in brachial plexus patients. Oriental countries generally have a lower body mass index (BMI) than their occidental counterparts. We analyzed published series of intercostal nerve transfers for elbow reinnervation to determine if a difference in outcomes ...
Veysi Arshad A Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2013
Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis is a growing health problem in many rural areas of Iran. Rhombomys opimus, the great gerbil, is the main animal reservoir of ZCL in the northeast and central part of Iran. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the rodenticidal effect of Coumavec® (a mixture ...
Andersson Maria L E ML Research and Development Centre, Spenshult Rheumatology Hospital, Oskarström, - - 2013
There have been no reports on the effect of immigrant status and socioeconomic status on outcome in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Sweden. Between 1992 and 2006, 2,800 patients were included in the BARFOT study on early RA in Sweden. Disease Activity Score 28 joints (DAS28), Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), treatment ...
Li Chuan Silvia CS Global Research Solutions, Inc., Burlington, Ontario, - - 2013
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a condition that causes pain and disability. Numerous non-surgical and surgical interventions are available for individuals with OA that result in good pain relief and return of function. The purpose of this economic analysis was to determine the cost-effectiveness of high tibial osteotomy (HTO), ...
Rakotonirina Jean Claude JC Affiliation: unknown; Email: - - 2013
Page 101, footer: "published 29 Jan. 2012" should read "published 29 Jan. 2013" (2012 is an obvious print error which can be determined by evidence in the article itself: e.g. the copyright date in the header of the same page and footers in all other pages is 2013).
Takahashi Yasuhiro - - 2012
An 83-year-old woman with Sjögren syndrome underwent insertion of large punctal plugs in the right upper and lower puncti. Nine months later, she presented with upper canaliculitis, although the plugs were not found in the puncti. Dacryoendoscopic examination revealed punctal plug migration, granulation, and a large amount of debris in ...
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