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Tan Sovira S National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda and Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, - - 2014
Syndesmophytes in AS typically grow slowly, but it is not known whether growth is uniform among syndesmophytes in the same intervertebral disc space (IDS) or among different IDSs in the same patient or if growth is heterogeneous. We examined the dynamics of syndesmophyte growth over 24 months using CT, with ...
Fey D P DP Department of Fisheries Oceanography and Marine Ecology, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, ul. Kołłątaja 1, 81-332 Gdynia, - - 2014
The effect of sampling with bongo (0·6 m diameter frame with 500 µm mesh) and Methot Isaac Kidd (MIK) (2 m diameter frame with 2 mm mesh finished with 500 µm codend) nets on standard length (LS ) range and growth rate differences was tested for larval Sprattus sprattus (n = 906, LS range: 7·0-34·5 mm) collected during four cruises ...
Hamadani Jena D JD International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh; - - 2014
We aimed to determine the timing and size of the cognitive deficit associated with poverty in the first 5 years of life and to examine the role of parental characteristics, pre- and postnatal growth, and stimulation in the home in Bangladeshi children. We hypothesized that the effect of poverty on ...
Terzis Julia K JK International Institute of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 27-28 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 USA ; Department of Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, Long Island City, NY 11101 - - 2014
Obstetric brachial plexus paralysis (OBPP) has been associated with shoulder deformities, scapular growth, and shoulder function impairment. The absence of balanced muscular forces acting on the scapula has been considered responsible for scapula dysplasia and impaired growth as compared with the normal side. Scapula growth impairment may also lead to ...
Delnatte Pauline - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate if extraction of broken feathers outside the molting period was an efficient method to induce growth of new flight feathers as part of the rehabilitation process of raptors with damaged plumage. Primaries, secondaries, and rectrices (four of each) were removed under general ...
Sharaiha Reem Z RZ *Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Weill Cornell Medical College †Digestive and Liver Diseases, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, - - 2014
Migration is the most common complication of the fully covered metallic self-expanding esophageal stent (FCSEMS). Recent studies have demonstrated migration rates between 30% and 60%. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of fixation of the FCSEMS by endoscopic suturing on migration rate. Patients who underwent stent ...
Chandran Sujievvan S Department of Gastroenterology, Austin Health Melbourne, - - 2014
Recent medical literature on novel lumen-apposing stents for the treatment of pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs) is limited by small numbers, solo operators, and single-center experience. To evaluate a recently developed lumen-apposing, fully covered self-expandable metal stent (FCSEMS) in the management of PFCs. Retrospective case series. Thirteen tertiary and private health ...
Patel Hussain Y HY Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
Ex-PRESS shunt is an alternative filtration procedure to trabeculectomy. This study aimed to compare the 1-year cost differences between the 2 operations. Subjects were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial comparing Ex-PRESS to trabeculectomy. Surgical cost difference and 1-year postoperative costs (follow-up visits, additional procedures, and medications) were determined and ...
Nuttall D D Wrightington Hospital, Upper Limb Research Unit, Wigan, - - 2014
Resurfacing of the humeral head is commonly used within the UK to treat osteoarthritis (OA) of the shoulder. We present the results of a small prospective randomised study of this procedure using the Global CAP prosthesis with two different coatings, Porocoat and DuoFix hydroxyapatite (HA). We followed two groups of ...
Cohen David J DJ Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO - - 2014
-The SYNTAX trial demonstrated that in patients with 3-vessel or left-main CAD, CABG was associated with a lower rate of cardiovascular death, MI, stroke, or repeat revascularization compared with DES-PCI. The long-term cost-effectiveness of these strategies is unknown. -Between 2005 and 2007, 1800 patients with left-main or 3-vessel CAD were ...
Li Shu-Wei SW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical University, Haikou 570201, - - 2014
To investigate the expression of soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PLGF) in the fetal growth restriction (FGR) cases and the intervention mechanism of tetramethylpyrazine. A total of 60 fetal growth restriction cases that admitted to our hospital were randomly divided into ligustrazine intervention group ...
Le Moulec Y P YP Hôpitaux universitaires Paris Île-de-France Ouest, AP-HP, 9, avenue Charles-de-Gaulle, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, - - 2014
Difficulties in knee exposure during revision total knee arthroplasty (RTKA) may require tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO). The main objective of this study was to assess union after TTO hinged on the lateral soft tissues and fixed using circumferential cable cerclage during RTKA. Non-union is uncommon with this technique. We retrospectively ...
Stavropoulos S William SW Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1 Silverstein, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess safety and effectiveness of a nitinol retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter in patients who require caval interruption to protect against pulmonary embolism (PE). Two hundred patients with temporary indications for an IVC filter were enrolled in this prospective, multicenter clinical study. Patients undergoing filter implantation were to ...
Riley W D WD The Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0HT, - - 2014
The downstream migratory behaviour of wild Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts was monitored using passive integrated transponder (PIT) antennae systems over 10 years in the lower reaches of a small chalk stream in southern England, U.K. The timing of smolt movements and the likely occurrence of schooling were investigated and ...
Song Tae Jun TJ Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South - - 2014
EUS-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) may be a feasible and useful alternative in patients with malignant biliary obstruction after failed ERCP. One of the main limitations of EUS-BD is the lack of devices specifically tailored to this technique. To evaluate a newly developed hybrid metal stent customized for EUS-BD. A prospective, ...
El-Sheikha Joseph J Academic Vascular Unit, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK - - 2014
Changes in internet search trends can provide healthcare professionals detailed information on prevalence of disease and symptoms. Chronic venous disease, more commonly known as varicose veins, is a common symptomatic disease among the adult population. This study aims to measure the change in global search demand for varicose vein information ...
Ham Young Hee YH Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
Endoscopic stent placement is a well-accepted and effective alternative treatment modality for complex and refractory esophageal strictures. Among the currently available types of stents, the partially covered self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) has a firm anchoring effect, preventing stent migration and ensuring effective covering of a narrowed segment. However, hyperplastic tissue ...
Szelag Enrique Alejandro EA Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, - - 2014
Lutzomyia longipalpis was recorded for the first time in Argentina in 2004, in the province of Formosa. In the following years, the vector spread to the south and west in the country and was recorded in the province of Chaco in 2010. From November 2010-May 2012, captures of Phlebotominae were ...
Ishiyama Hiromichi H Department of Radiology and Radiation Oncology, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare dosimetric parameters, seed migration rates, operation times, and acute toxicities of intraoperatively built custom-linked (IBCL) seeds with those of loose seeds for prostate brachytherapy. Participants were 140 patients with low or intermediate prostate cancer prospectively allocated to an IBCL seed group (n=74) or a loose seed group (n=66), ...
Yetkin Ufuk U Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Izmir Ataturk Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, - - 2014
Atrial septal defect (ASD) transcatheter occlusion techniques are now established as the preferred method and have become an alternative to surgery under extracorporeal circulation. In this study, we aimed to present our emergency surgical approach to cases of device embolization due to migration of the atrial septal defect occluder. Between ...
Davidsen J G JG NTNU Museum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, - - 2014
To study migration performance and return rates of hatchery brown trout Salmo trutta smolts the first 5 months after release, 50 fish in each year (fork length, LF , 158-288 mm) were in two subsequent years tagged with acoustic transmitters and recorded by automatic listening stations in the River Nidelva ...
Molt Mats M Department of Orthopaedics Hässleholm-Kristianstad-Ystad, Hässleholm Hospital, Hässleholm, Sweden; Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare the early migration of the cruciate retaining and posterior stabilising versions of the recently introduced Triathlon™ total knee system, with a view to predicting long term fixation performance. Sixty patients were prospectively randomised to receive either Triathlon™ posterior stabilised cemented knee prosthesis ...
Sama H D HD Département d'anesthésie réanimation, CHU Sylvanus Olympio, 08 BP, 8146 Lomé, - - 2014
Despite advances in regional anesthesia under ultrasound guidance, neurostimulation remains the primary technique in underequipped locations. We conducted a prospective descriptive study from January to December 2010 and June 2011 to May 2012 with as our main objective the assessment of the practices of infraclavicular and axillary nerve blocks (ICB ...
Lin David M DM Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Our traditional cross-match (XM) policy generated a significant number of XM units that were never issued. To minimize the unnecessary XM workload, we proposed a new policy where orders eligible for the electronic XM (EXM) are pended until orders to issue red blood cells (RBCs) are received. To address concerns ...
Wilson Sylvia H SH From the Departments of *Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, and †Public Health Service, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South - - 2014
As ethnic and racial diversity increases, it is important that anesthesia providers understand the expectations and concerns of this changing population regarding labor analgesia. Our objective was to evaluate ethnic/racial differences in labor analgesia characteristics with regard to the timing of request for neuraxial analgesia. Three hundred ninety-seven parturients were ...
Hjorth Mette Holm MH Department of Orthopedic Surgery , Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus , - - 2014
Background - The mechanism of failure of metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been related to a high rate of metal wear debris, which is partly generated from the head-trunnion interface. However, it is not known whether implant fixation is affected by metal wear debris. Patients and methods - ...
Carsi Belen B Department of Child Health, University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, - - 2014
To evaluate the effectiveness of shelf acetabuloplasty in the containment of extruded hips without hinge abduction in early stages of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, we present a retrospective series of 44 patients (45 hips) treated between August 1999 and February 2010, which included 34 boys and 10 girls with a mean age ...
Pan Jiahua J Department of Urology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No.1630 Dong Fang Road, Shanghai, 200127, China, - - 2014
We conducted a prospective, randomized, comparative study to compare the clinical outcome between the Trendelenburg position ureteroscopic lithotripsy (tURSL) and the conventional position ureteroscopic lithotripsy (cURSL) for the management of single proximal ureteral stone. From January 2012 to September 2013, consecutive patients with single proximal ureteral calculi less than 2 cm ...
Mather Richard C RC 3rd Department of Orthopaedics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:An initial anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear can be treated with surgical reconstruction or focused rehabilitation. The KANON (Knee Anterior cruciate ligament, NON-surgical versus surgical treatment) randomized controlled trial compared rehabilitation plus early ACL reconstruction (ACLR) to rehabilitation plus optional delayed ACLR and found no difference at 2 years by ...
Rhinehart-Ventura Jessica J Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, - - 2014
To determine if adherence to an induction of labor (IOL) protocol decreases the rate of failed IOL (FIOL). We performed a one year retrospective chart review around implementation of a hospital IOL protocol and compared maternal and neonatal outcomes from deliveries managed per protocol (N=369) to those that were not ...
Krupic Ferid F Department of Orthopaedics , Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy , University of - - 2014
Background and purpose - Some patients have persistent symptoms after total hip arthroplsty (THA). We investigated whether the proportions of inferior clinical results after total hip arthroplasty-according to the 5 dimensions in the EQ-5D form, and pain and satisfaction according to a visual analog scale (VAS)-are the same in immigrants ...
Ito Tsuyoshi T Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Macaca anderssoni, a fossil macaque from the Early Pleistocene of northern China, has attracted much attention from researchers in terms of reconstructing the biogeographic history of Asian macaques, while its phylogenetic position remains debatable. In the present study, we evaluated patterns of variation in external and internal craniofacial morphologies among ...
Clayton Adrian W AW Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Baltimore, - - 2014
Numerous studies have demonstrated that deviation from the mechanical axis of more than 3 degrees can lead to increased complications and decreased patient satisfaction. The stimulus for navigation of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was born out of the need for more precise and reliable component alignment. Proponents believe that navigated ...
Dequatre-Ponchelle N N Stroke Unit, Neurology Department, Lille University Hospital, Lille, - - 2014
The proportion of patients with ischaemic stroke treated by intravenous (i.v.) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is an indicator of quality of stroke care. The objective of the study is to evaluate the rate of i.v. thrombolysis in the North-of-France region and its evolution over time. We determined the proportion ...
Mangiavillano B B Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo, Universitary Hospital, University of Milan, Via A. di Rudinì no. 8, 20142, Milan, Italy, - - 2014
Many benign biliary diseases (BBD) can be treated with fully covered, self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMS) but stent migration occurs in up to 35.7 %. The aim of this study was to prospectively assess the rate of, safety and effectiveness and stent migration of a new biliary FCSEMS with an anti-migration flap ...
Santhi Kalimuthu K *ORL Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; and †ORL Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, - - 2014
The objectives of this study were to determine the presence of epithelial migration in patients with postirradiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and to compare the rate of epithelial migration in the tympanic membrane (TM) and the bony external auditory canal (EAC) of postirradiated NPC ears with normal ears by means of ...
Hu Xiaoqing X Dr X. Hu is a Clinical Attending Surgeon and Drs Z. Wang and Zhang are Professors of Plastic Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Affiliated Xinhua Hospital of Dalian Medical University, LiaoNing, - - 2014
Background:The superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) becomes thinner and gradually disappears from the midface. In rhytidectomy, manipulation of the SMAS occurs in the lateral area, and previous research has focused primarily on the SMAS region as a whole.Objectives:In this preliminary study, the authors compared the viscoelasticity of the upper and lower ...
Bohensky Megan M Melbourne EpiCentre, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne and Melbourne - - 2014
To evaluate the frequency and geographical variation in knee arthroscopy for adults (>25 years) with a concomitant diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Retrospective cohort study of hospital separations involving an elective knee arthroscopy. Public and private hospitals in Victoria, Australia. Patients receiving knee arthroscopies with a diagnosis code indicating osteoarthritis (OA) from ...
Amorosi Stacey L SL Boston Scientific, Natick, MA 01760, - - 2014
Major practice changes require both clinical and economic rationale, especially where a novel device replaces an established pharmaceutical therapy. Recent studies have reported the clinical benefits of percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) relative to standard warfarin anticoagulation, but little is published on ...
Dua Kulwinder S KS Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, - - 2014
Fully covered esophageal self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) are potentially removable but can be associated with high migration rates. For precise positioning, non-foreshortening SEMSs are preferred. Recently, a new fully covered non-foreshortening SEMS with anti-migration features was introduced. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of this new esophageal SEMS. Retrospective study. ...
Halıcı Öztürk Filiz F Çanakkale Provincial Hospital, Çanakkale, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To observe the progression of labor when oxytocin use is limited to the onset of the active stage of labor. Method: A randomized, prospective controlled study was performed to address the issue of oxytocin infusion after the onset of active labor in 140 patients. In the study group, ...
Galazios Georgios G Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Democritus University of Thrace, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To assess the quality of a new type partogram used to monitor labor. Methods: We compared efficacy using two types of partograms. The first was the classical WHO partogram (group A) and the second a new type in which we estimated and reported the sub of cervical dilatation ...
Silva D - - 2014
BACKGROUND. Specific subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) is cost-effective; however its economical burden can lead to non-adherence. We aimed to identify the reported reasons, patient's personal or socio-demographic characteristics and SCIT-related factors associated with non-adherence to SCIT. METHODS. This is a cross-sectional, observational study held in a Portuguese University Hospital. All records ...
Glass-Kaastra Shiona K SK Public Health Agency of Canada, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Guelph, - - 2014
Monitoring the volume and patterns of use of antimicrobial agents is important in light of antimicrobial resistance. To assess the use of three antimicrobial groups - tetracycline, sulfonamide-trimethoprim and 'other' antimicrobials - within Canadian provinces over time. Prescription counts from 1995 to 2010 were acquired for the tetracycline and sulfonamide-trimethoprim ...
Shi William Y WY Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, - - 2014
We examined whether socioeconomic status and rurality influenced outcomes after coronary surgery. We identified 14,150 patients undergoing isolated coronary surgery. Socioeconomic and rurality data was obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and linked to patients' postcodes. Outcomes were compared between categories of socioeconomic disadvantage (highest versus lowest quintiles, n= ...
Fruscalzo A A Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mathias-Spital - - 2014
Purpose: To evaluate the role of quantitative elastography of the cervix in the prediction of successful labor induction compared to the Bishop score (BS) and ultrasound cervical length (CL). Materials and Methods: A prospective pilot study was conducted between July 2010 and June 2011 in patients without preterm membrane rupture ...
Ament Jared D JD University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, - - 2014
Object Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in the world, ranks 108th on the 2013 Human Development Index. With approximately 1 neurosurgeon per 200,000 people, access to neurosurgery in Bolivia is a growing health concern. Furthermore, neurosurgery in nonindustrialized countries has been considered both cost-prohibitive and lacking in outcomes evaluation. ...
Hanley Brian B a School of Sport , Leeds Metropolitan University , Leeds , - - 2014
Abstract The aim of this study was to describe pacing profiles used by senior men competing in the World Cross Country Championships. Lap times were collated for 1273 competitors across 10 races. Each individual's lap times were expressed as a percentage of the eventual winner's lap times, and athletes were ...
Raiss Patric P Klinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Universität Heidelberg, Schlierbacher Landstrasse 200a, 69118 Heidelberg, - - 2014
There is little information about the long-term longitudinal outcomes of total shoulder arthroplasty. Moreover, long-term data on a single shoulder replacement system are lacking. The aim of this study was to analyze, at different time points during a follow-up period of fifteen to twenty years, the clinical and radiographic outcomes ...
Abolghasemian M M Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Suite 476A, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5, - - 2014
The use of ilioischial cage reconstruction for pelvic discontinuity has been replaced by the Trabecular Metal (Zimmer, Warsaw, Indiana) cup-cage technique in our institution, due to the unsatisfactory outcome of using a cage alone in this situation. We report the outcome of 26 pelvic discontinuities in 24 patients (20 women ...
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