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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 ...
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), ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kiuru Emilia - - 2012
Five different 2,2-disubstituted 4-acylthio-3-oxobutyl groups have been introduced as esterase-labile phosphodiester protecting groups that additionally are thermolabile. The phosphotriesters 1, 2 and 3 were prepared to determine the rate of the enzymatic and non-enzymatic removal of such groups at 37 ºC and pH 7.5 by HPLC-ESI-MS. Additionally, 1H NMR spectroscopic ...
Matsumoto Morio - - 2012
Background Although microendoscopic discectomy (MED) is a minimally invasive surgical method for lumbar disc herniation (LDH), early postoperative recurrence may outweigh that advantage. The purpose of the present study was to retrospectively investigate the recurrence rate after MED for LDH and to determine the risk factors for recurrence in patients treated ...
Shuja Fahad - - 2012
While excellent results can be achieved with the open repair of juxtarenal and suprarenal aortic aneurysms in good-risk patients, the outcomes in high-risk patients are less favorable. The use of standard infrarenal endografts to treat these patients has been limited due to the absence of a suitable proximal landing zone. ...
Molt M - - 2012
The objective of this study was to compare the early migration characteristics and functional outcome of the Triathlon cemented knee prosthesis with its predecessor, the Duracon cemented knee prosthesis (both Stryker). A total 60 patients were prospectively randomised and tibial component migration was measured by radiostereometric analysis (RSA) at three ...
Zhou Dayong - - 2012
To evaluate retrospectively the safety and retrievability of the Celect IVC filter. All patients undergoing Celect filter placement and retrieval during the period 2007-2012 were assessed for complications and retrievability. Of 620 patients who underwent Celect filter placement, 120 presented for removal. The indwelling time in these patients was 158.1 ...
Farber A - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: We tested a novel technique to treat great saphenous vein (GSV) incompetence in an animal model. METHODS: V-block (VVT Medical Ltd, Kfar Saba, Israel), an occlusion device composed of a nitinol frame and anchoring hooks, was percutaneously deployed at the saphenofemoral junction in 12 sheep. Four of the 12 ...
Koc Onder - - 2012
AIM: To compare the efficacy and safety of high-dose intravenous oxytocin and sustained-release dinoprostone vaginal pessaries for cervical ripening and labor induction in pregnant patients at term with poor Bishop scores. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women at term with a Bishop score ≥4 and ≤6 were randomized into two groups to ...
Pijls Bart G - - 2012
We performed two parallel systematic reviews and meta-analyses to determine the association between early migration of tibial components and late aseptic revision. One review comprised early migration data from radiostereometric analysis (RSA) studies, while the other focused on revision rates for aseptic loosening from long-term survival studies. Thresholds for acceptable ...
Vanbiervliet G - - 2012
Background and study aims: Uncovered self-expanding metal stents offer effective relief for colonic obstruction. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of fully covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMSs) in the treatment of benign colonic strictures.Patients and methods: All patients presenting with a symptomatic benign colonic stricture (occlusion ...
Pijls Bart G - - 2012
The association between excessive early migration of acetabular cups and late aseptic revision has been scantily reported. We therefore performed 2 parallel systematic reviews and meta-analyses to determine the association between early migration of acetabular cups and late aseptic revision. One review covered early migration data from radiostereometric analysis (RSA) ...
Alvarez J - - 2012
Antibiotic treatment for septic shock is generally prescribed on an empirical basis using broad-spectrum antibiotics. Molecular diagnostic techniques can detect the presence of microbial DNA in blood within a few hours and facilitate early, targeted treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the economic impact of a real-time ...
Khashab Mouen A - - 2012
EUS-guided fiducial placement facilitates image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). To compare 2 types of commercially available fiducials for technical success, complications, visibility, and migration. Retrospective, single-center, comparative study. Tertiary-care medical center. Traditional fiducials (TFs) (5-mm length, 0.8-mm diameter) and Visicoil fiducials (VFs) (10-mm length, 0.35-mm diameter) were compared. Fiducials were placed ...
Almadi Majid A - - 2013
Self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are used in patients with malignant distal biliary obstruction; trials that compared covered and uncovered SEMS reported different results because of heterogeneous designs and patient populations. These studies compared patency of uncovered SEMS and covered SEMS, along with rates of pancreatitis, cholecystitis, cholangitis, SEMS migration, bleeding, ...
Nunag Perrico - - 2012
We performed a radiologic assessment of the Trident Peripheral Self-Locking cup 2 years after implantation to assess early migration behaviour and to establish if incomplete postoperative seating correlated with early instability. A retrospective analysis of 30 cases was performed using EBRA. No cups had acetabular screws. Average total migration was ...
Gautam Rupali - - 2012
Background: The great toe helps in maintaining body balance during standing, walking, running, dancing, and so on.Case Description and Methods: A 22 year-old female patient reported to the department, one month after losing her left hallux in a road accident. Anatomical reconstruction was performed with distraction osteogenesis. The prosthesis was ...
Pijls B G - - 2012
This single-blinded randomised controlled trial investigated whether one design of mobile-bearing (MB) total knee replacement (TKR) has any advantage over a fixed-bearing (FB) design on long-term fixation as measured by radiostereometry. The amount of wear underneath the mobile bearing was also evaluated. A series of 42 knees was randomised to ...
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Van de Groes Sebastiaan - - 2012
Roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis (RSA) is commonly used to assess prosthetic stability as a predictor of the long-term clinical outcome of new total hip systems. Although the RSA technique is very accurate, it may not be trivial to interpret migration rates into clinical outcome, as critical migration rates depend heavily on ...
Pakvis Dean - - 2012
The acetabular component has remained the weakest link in hip arthroplasty regarding achievement of long-term survival. Primary fixation is a prerequisite for long-term performance. For this reason, we investigated the stability of a unique cementless titanium-coated elastic monoblock socket and the influence of supplementary screw fixation. During 2006-2008, we performed ...
Pivec Robert - - 2012
Total hip arthroplasty is a cost-effective surgical procedure undertaken to relieve pain and restore function to the arthritic hip joint. More than 1 million arthroplasties are done every year worldwide, and this number is projected to double within the next two decades. Symptomatic osteoarthritis is the indication for surgery in ...
Canavese Federico - - 2012
This study evaluated the outcome of severe cerebral palsy patients (Gross Motor Function Classification System level IV and V) treated by simultaneous percutaneous pelvic osteotomy and intertrochanteric varus shortening osteotomy for hip subluxation or dislocation between 2002 and 2011. Twenty-four patients (30 hips) with an average age of 9.4 years ...
Hwang Kyu-Tae - - 2012
PURPOSE: The long-term results of a bipolar hemiarthroplasty (BHA) for osteonecrosis (ON) of the femoral head have not been favorable. The causes have been attributed to cup migration and osteolysis or groin pain. The purpose of this study was to analyze the long-term outcomes and the survivorships of bipolar hemiarthroplasty ...
Petrucci Olga - - 2012
The historical floods that have occurred since the seventeenth century were collected for a study area in southern Italy. Damages caused by floods, rainfall and the main anthropogenic modifications are discussed all together. The aim was to assess whether the frequency of floods is changing and, if so, whether these ...
Eveborn Gry Wisthus - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To assess prevalence, incidence, prognosis and progression of degenerative valvular aortic stenosis (AS). SETTING: The Tromsø Study and the University Hospital of North Norway. DESIGN: Population based prospective study. POPULATION: Over a 14 year span we performed three repeated echocardiographic examinations (1994, 2001 and 2008) of a random sample ...
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