Search Results
Results 1 - 50 of 1251
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >
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 ...
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), ...
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 ...
- - 2014
[This corrects the article on p. 163 in vol. 6, PMID: 24701330.].
- - 2014
[This corrects the article on p. S70 in vol. 6, PMID: 24672702.][This corrects the article on p. S32 in vol. 6, PMID: 24672697.][This corrects the article on p. S173 in vol. 6, PMID: 24672692.].
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 ...
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 - ...
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 ...
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 ...
Devos M J MJ Ter Gooi Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics, P. O. Box 10016, 1201DA, Hilversum, the - - 2014
We determined the short-term clinical outcome and migration within the bone of the humeral cementless component of the Instrumented Bone Preserving (IBP) total elbow replacement in a series of 16 patients. There were four men and 12 women with a mean age at operation of 63 years (40 to 81). ...
Remón-Rodríguez César - - 2014
Introduction and objectives: There is currently no registry that gives a complete and overall view of the peritoneal dialysis (PD) situation in Spain. However, a report on PD in Spain was developed for various conferences and meetings over several years from data provided by each registry in the autonomous communities ...
Elen Hughes Meinir M Intravenous Access Nurse Specialist, Velindre Cancer Centre, Whitchurch, - - 2014
Inadvertent migration of central venous catheters can lead to several issues including delayed therapy and clinical morbidities such as thrombosis. Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are particularly at risk of movement. An innovative new device which allows anchorage of the catheter has proved very successful in the minimisation of catheter ...
Margier Jennifer J Cellule d'évaluation médico-économique des innovations, Pavillon Taillefer, CHU de Grenoble, 38043, Grenoble, France, - - 2014
Conventional reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has a high success rate. Computer-assisted navigation systems (CANSs) have been developed to further improve the accuracy of tunnel positioning. What is the economic impact from the hospital perspective? Patients having a first ACL reconstruction procedure were included in a prospective multicentre ...
Arai Yohei Y Department of Nephrology, Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital, Kanagawa, - - 2014
Impaired mobility at the onset of dialysis is considered one of the most important risk factors for short-term mortality after initiation of dialysis in elderly patients. However, whether a decline in mobility after starting dialysis also affects mortality is unclear. A total of 202 patients (age, >75 years; mean, 80.4 ...
Gray Nicholas A - - 2013
Australians living in rural areas have lower incidence rates of renal replacement therapy and poorer dialysis survival compared with urban dwellers. This study compares peritoneal dialysis (PD) patient characteristics and outcomes in rural and urban Australia. Non-indigenous Australian adults who commenced chronic dialysis between 1 January 2000 and 31 December ...
Epinette Jean-Alain JA Orthopaedic Research and Imaging Center in Arthroplasty Clinique Médico-Chirurgicale 200 rue d'Auvergne, Bruay-Labuissière, - - 2013
Hip instability after total hip replacement has been shown to be a critical cause of failure. The use of dual mobility has been classically restricted to patients "at risk", over 70years of age. The question rises up about extended indications of so-called "modern" second generation dual mobility cups. This prospective ...
van den Berg Maarten W MW Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2013
Endoscopic placement of self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) has emerged as a palliative treatment for patients with malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). Recently, a new partially covered "big cup" SEMS has been developed to prevent both stent migration and tissue ingrowth. The aim of the study was to evaluate safety and ...
Park Moon Soo MS *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Medical College of Hallym University, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea ‡Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, - - 2013
A retrospective study OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate radiographic changes of patients with osteophytes at the anterior border of the caudal vertebral body who were treated with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using dynamic rotational plates. Dynamic cervical plates are widely used in surgeries of the anterior cervical spine. One concern ...
Oungoulian Sevan R SR Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, - - 2013
This study examined functional properties and biocompatibility of glutaraldehyde-fixed bovine articular cartilage over several weeks of incubation at body temperature to investigate its potential use as a resurfacing material in joint arthroplasty. In the first experiment, treated cartilage disks were fixed using 0.02, 0.20 and 0.60% glutaraldehyde for 24h then ...
Nevler A - - 2013
Colorectal stents have a proven role in colorectal cancer as palliative care or a bridge to surgery. However, their efficacy and anchoring to the tissue varies according to stent design with stent migration rates up to 50 %. We present preliminary in vivo results of a new end-luminal anchoring system for ...
Ganesamoni Raguram - - 2013
Abstract Background and Purpose: The energy source used for stone fragmentation is important in miniperc. In this study, we compared the stone fragmentation characteristics and outcomes of laser lithotripsy and pneumatic lithotripsy in miniperc for renal calculi. Patients and Methods: After Institutional Review Board approval, 60 patients undergoing miniperc for ...
Bosco Joseph A JA 3rd NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New - - 2013
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed bundling of payments for acute care episodes for certain procedures, including total joint arthroplasty. The purpose of this study is to quantify the readmission burden of TJA as a function of readmission rate and reimbursement for the bundled payment. Using the ...
Choi Hong Kyu - - 2013
Purpose: Small intestinal function returns first after surgery, and then the function of the stomach returns to normal after postoperative ileus (POI). The aim of this study was to investigate inflammatory responses in the muscle coat of stomach and small intestine in guinea pig POI model. Materials and Methods: The ...
Klein Gregg R GR Hartzband Center for Hip and Knee Replacement, Paramus, - - 2013
The United States economy entered a recession in December 2007. This study aims to determine whether the utilization of elective orthopedic surgeries has been impacted by this recession. From January 2007 to December 2009 at a single private practice in New Jersey, 4820 total joint replacement procedures were scheduled, of ...
Zaidi Abbas Ali AA Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, National Institute of Medical Science & Research, Nims University , Jaipur-303121, Rajasthan, India - - 2013
Background: Day-care surgery is a common procedure in most of the hospitals. It has the advantages of early discharge and thus contributes to cost effectiveness. Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the feasibility of day-care surgery in rural and urban patients. Material and Methods: Around 200 cases ...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >