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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 ...
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), ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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[This corrects the article on p. 120 in vol. 6, PMID: 22754436.][This corrects the article on p. 195 in vol. 6.][This corrects the article on p. 305 in vol. 6.].
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nunag Perrico P Department of Orthopaedics, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Agamemnon Street, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, - - 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 ...
Saliba Zakhia - - 2012
Percutaneous closure of the patent ductus is the gold standard therapy. Our aim was to analyze our failures between 2001 and 2010. All patients over 5 kg benefited from a transcatheter attempt at duct closure. Coils and Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO) I were used before 2008, and ADO I and ...
Cho Yeoungjee Y Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry, Adelaide, - - 2013
The impact of climatic variations on peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis has not been studied in detail. The aim of the current study was to determine whether various climatic zones influenced the probability of occurrence or the clinical outcomes of peritonitis. Using ANZDATA registry data, the study included all Australian patients ...
Macones George A - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to assess whether early amniotomy reduces the duration of labor or increases the proportion of subjects who are delivered within 24 hours in nulliparous patients who undergo labor induction. We performed a randomized controlled trial that compared early amniotomy to standard management in nulliparous ...
Gaughan James - - 2012
We analyse variations in cost or length of stay (LoS) for 66,587 patients from 10 European countries receiving a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedure. In five of these countries, variations in cost are analysed using log-linear models. In the other five countries, negative binomial regression models are used to ...
Martínez-Sánchez Gregorio - - 2012
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of sudden death, and death of people over 20 years of age. Because ozone therapy can activate the antioxidant system and improve blood circulation and oxygen delivery to tissue, the aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of ...
Lee Hui Jin - - 2013
To compare a split lumen (SLC) with the standard dual-tip hemodialysis catheter (DTC). The patients who underwent DTC insertion or SLC insertion were enrolled. Initial catheter dwell times (ICDT) and catheter-related complications were compared. SLC (n=80) and DTC (n=133) were enrolled. ICDT was 71.94 days (SLC) and 68.55 days (DTC) ...
Yoshida Shuntaro - - 2012
AIM: Stent migration due to peristalsis of the colon is one of the unresolved complications of colonic self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement. Axial force (AF), a recovery force of the stent to a straight position after bending, has been considered a factor influencing the conformability of the digestive tract. An ...
Defilipp Zachariah - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency is a major postoperative complication of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Oral replacement can fail to correct the deficiency. Thus, recourse to parenteral iron administration might be necessary. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a standardized 2 g intravenous iron dextran infusion in the ...
Boci B - - 2012
Purpose: To assess short and midterm results with consistent use of indwelling voice prostheses (Provox 1 and Provox 2 valves) for vocal rehabilitation after total laryngectomy. Methods: From May 2008 to June 2010 106 patients (104 men, 2 women, median age 62.32 years) with total laryngectomy underwent vocal prosthesis insertion ...
Bajwa Sukhwinder Kaur - - 2012
Misoprostol is a versatile drug with an effective uterotonic effect on the postpartum uterine tissue and is used through various routes during the third stage of labor. A randomized prospective study was carried out to analyze the most effective route for misoprostol administration, with an emphasis on parturients' acceptability and ...
Fernandes André Maurício S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Valvar heart disease is an important public health problem, more common in developing countries, especially in younger. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the epidemiological features of patients and its influence on the prosthesis type choice used on patients who underwent valve surgery. METHODS: Cross-sectional. Data such as age, sex, provenance, surgery ...
Yoshikawa Takeshi - - 2012
Deferasirox is a new oral iron chelator used to treat transfusional iron overload. We describe a case of a 79-year-old man with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who developed esophagitis induced by deferasirox. He repeatedly received multiple red blood cell transfusions after a diagnosis of MDS. Two years after starting red blood ...
Sabir Hemmen - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether increased inspired oxygen and/or hypocarbia during the first 6 hours of life are associated with adverse outcome at 18 months in term neonates treated with therapeutic hypothermia. STUDY DESIGN: Blood gas values and ventilatory settings were monitored hourly in 61 newborns for 6 hours after birth. ...
Raman Vidya - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Over the past 5 years, there has been a change in the clinical practice of pediatric anesthesiology with a transition to the use of cuffed instead of uncuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) in infants and children. As the trachea is sealed, one advantage is to eliminate the contamination of the ...
Schoorl M - - 2012
Introduction:  In the case of inflammation, imbalance of iron homoeostasis is caused by increased retention of iron within cells of the reticuloendothelial system. Iron-restricted erythropoiesis occurs because of decreased availability of iron for haemoglobin (Hb) synthesis in erythroid progenitor cells. Deviations in reticulocyte haemoglobin (Ret-He) content are investigated together with ...
Friedman Richard J RJ Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Roper Hospital; Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; and Medical Director of Charleston Orthopaedic - - 2012
The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is reduced by the use of thromboprophylactics, such as vitamin K antagonists, low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), or fondaparinux. However, these agents have a number of limitations that constrain their use and increase the clinical and ...
Nakagama Yu - - 2012
Glucose transporter 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1DS) is an autosomal dominant disorder of brain energy metabolism caused by impaired GLUT1-mediated glucose transport across the blood-brain barrier. Although the clinical spectrum of this disorder is expanding rapidly, the growth patterns and endocrine status of these patients are not well known. We report ...
Casaburi Richard - - 2012
Abstract Lightweight ambulatory oxygen devices are provided on the assumptions that they enhance compliance and increase activity, but data to support these assumptions are lacking. We studied 22 patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease receiving long-term oxygen therapy (14 men, average age = 66.9 y, FEV(1) = 33.6%pred, PaO(2) ...
Kwiatkowski Janet L - - 2012
Morbidity and mortality in thalassemia are associated with iron burden. Recent advances in organ-specific iron imaging and the availability of oral deferasirox are expected to improve clinical care, but the extent of use of these resources and current chelation practices have not been well described. In the present study, we ...
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[This corrects the article on p. 1579 in vol. 6, PMID: 23055682.].
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[This corrects the article on p. 499 in vol. 6, PMID: 22927746.].
Vera J - - 2012
Purpose of the study: Fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) and single-tablet regimens (STRs) may reduce complete non-adherence (CNA) but also have the potential additional benefit of avoiding partial non-adherence (PNA) (some but not all drugs taken). We test this hypothesis and then estimate the impact of PNA-free regimen (STRs) on clinical and ...
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