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Chung Hyun Jung HJ Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, - - 2014
Flumazenil was administered after the completion of endoscopy under sedation to reduce recovery time and increase patient safety. We evaluated patient satisfaction after endoscopy under sedation according to the timing of a postprocedural flumazenil injection. In total, 200 subjects undergoing concurrent colonoscopy and upper endoscopy while sedated with midazolam and ...
Feng Wen Ming - - 2013
Background/Aims: Despite the emphasis on its role, the spleen has commonly been removed in distal pancreatectomy. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of spleen salvage during distal pancreatectomy for patients with benign and borderline malignant tumors. Methodology: 82 patients underwent distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy (DPS) and 78 patients underwent spleen-preserving ...
Graziano Scott - - 2013
PURPOSE: Obstetric patients frequently experience changes in bowel function, throughout pregnancy and into the postpartum period. Little is known regarding the timing and consistency of bowel movements immediately postpartum. The primary aim of this study was to characterize the timing and consistency of the first bowel movement after obstetric delivery ...
Aires Felipe T - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Some primary studies compare manual and mechanical pharyngeal closures after total laryngectomy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the advantages of the mechanical suture in pharyngeal closure. METHODS: The literature survey included research in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and LILACS. The intervention analyzed was stapler-assisted pharyngeal closure, whereas the ...
Bansal Nisha - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the targets and expectations of practicing nephrologists with regard to timing of preemptive AV access surgery and how these relate to actual observed practice patterns in clinical care. METHODS: We administered a 8-question survey to assess nephrologists' expectations for preemptive vascular access placement to 53 ...
Grindem Hege - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The current methods measuring sports activity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury are commonly restricted to the most knee-demanding sports, and do not consider participation in multiple sports. We therefore developed an online activity survey to prospectively record the monthly participation in all major sports relevant to our patient-group. ...
Farhi David - - 2013
Emervel consists of a range of 5 hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers (Touch, Classic, Lips, Deep, and Volume), with a fixed HA concentration (20 mg/mL), and various degrees of cross-linking and calibration.<BR> To describe the current use of Emervel fillers in France. <BR> Prospective multicenter, cross-sectional, real-practice, descriptive survey, including 1,822 ...
Slakey Douglas P - - 2013
IMPORTANCE The role of the chairman of a surgery department is critical in academic surgery. However, little is known about the variability of job responsibilities. OBJECTIVE To evaluate chairmen's responsibilities, methods of support, determinants of job performance success, and concerns. DESIGN Internet-based survey. SETTING Electronic survey system. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-two chairmen. ...
Bergeson Steven C - - 2013
The CAHPS(®) survey instruments are widely used to assess patient experiences with care but there is limited information about web-based data collection with them. To compare web-based data collection with standard mail survey mode of collection of CAHPS(®) Clinician and Group survey data. We randomized mode of data collection (web ...
Soliman John - - 2013
OBJECTIVE AND SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: Surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniation is traditionally accomplished by removal of the extruded fragment as well as an aggressive decompression of the disc space. This retrospective study evaluates the long-term results of limited discectomy for lumbar disc herniation using a minimally invasive technique. ...
Osarumwense D - - 2013
PURPOSE. To survey the practice of orthopaedic consultants in the Greater London area for treating Achilles tendon ruptures. METHODS. 221 orthopaedic consultants working in 28 hospitals within the Greater London area were identified. A questionnaire regarding conservative treatment for acute Achilles tendon ruptures was sent. The choice of immobilisation, the ...
Demers Suzanne - - 2013
Objective: To evaluate the preferred types of uterine closure at Caesarean section among Quebec's obstetrician-gynaecologists. Methods: An anonymous survey with multiple-choice and open questions was sent by email to all members of the Association des Obstétriciens-Gynécologues du Québec in clinical practice. The primary response of interest was the type of ...
McMillan Matthew - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the interobserver variability in the assignment of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification (ASA-PSC) to compromised small animal patients amongst a group of veterinary anaesthetists. STUDY DESIGN: Anonymous internet survey. ANIMALS: Hypothetical case presentations. METHODS: Sixteen hypothetical small animal cases with differing degrees of physiological ...
Vather Ryash - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of an internationally accepted standardised clinical definition for postoperative ileus (POI). This has made it difficult to estimate incidence and identify risk factors and has compromised external validity of clinical trials. AIM: To clarify terminology of POI and propose concise, clinically quantifiable definitions. METHODS: A ...
Squyer Emily E Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356500, Seattle, WA 98195, - - 2013
Unloader braces are a nonsurgical approach for predominantly unicompartmental knee arthritis. Although noninvasive, braces are expensive and it is unclear whether clinical factors, if any, will predict regular brace use. We asked: (1) Do patients continue to use the unloader brace more than 1 year after it is prescribed? (2) ...
Leddin Desmond - - 2013
BACKGROUOND: Periodically surveying wait times for specialist health services in Canada captures current data and enables comparisons with previous surveys to identify changes over time. During one week in April 2012, Canadian gastroenterologists were asked to complete a questionnaire (online or by fax) recording demographics, reason for referral, and dates ...
Caputi Luigi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure is accepted as treatment for cryptogenic ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack in young subjects. However, a thorough evaluation of residual right-to-left shunt (rRLS) after PFO closure is needed. Our aims were to analyze the characteristics related to PFO diagnosis and closure, focusing on rRLS ...
Reis Rodolfo Borges Dos - - 2013
To analyze the correlation between the "International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form" (ICIQ-UISF) survey and the urodynamic findings in men with urinary incontinence (UI) following radical prostatectomy (RP). 88 men who presented post-RP UI for a minimum of 1 year were enrolled prospectively. All answered the ICIQ-UISF survey and underwent ...
Vandevska-Radunovic Vaska - - 2013
Aims: To survey retention protocols and need for practical retention guidelines among orthodontists in Norway and to compare the results with similar studies in other countries. Methods: A questionnaire was mailed to all members of the Norwegian Association of Orthodontists. It included questions about their background and their current retention ...
Litton E - - 2013
Patients undergoing cardiac surgery increasingly have greater comorbidities and subsequently are at higher risk of adverse postoperative outcomes. Despite some evidence suggests that prophylactic intraaortic balloon counterpulsation reduces mortality in selected high-risk patients, its use remains low. The aim of this study was to investigate reported management strategies of high-risk ...
Farhi David D Dermatology clinic, 7 rue Coypel, 75013 Paris, France. - - 2013
The efficacy and safety of MAL-PDT have been shown in actinic keratoses (AK), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and Bowen's disease (BD). To appraise the current use of MAL-PDT in France. National prospective cohort survey, including 583 patients treated for the first time with MAL-PDT. Clinical and treatment data were collected ...
Fontelo Paul P National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD - - 2013
Recent surveys show that mobile apps are more popular than Web apps. Apple's iTunes Store, now has about 800,000 apps and reported to have about 40 billion downloads. Android apps, although fewer, is available to the most number of smartphones today. About 40,000 apps are medical or health related. We ...
Lim Kaiser G - - 2012
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The long-term safety of patient-administered nebulized lidocaine for control of chronic cough has not been established. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of adults who received a prescription and nurse education for nebulized lidocaine for chronic cough between 2002 and 2007. A survey questionnaire inquiring about adverse reactions ...
Lee Seung Hyun - - 2012
Monthly surveys were conducted to investigate the occurrence of chigger mites and seroprevalence of scrub typhus among small mammals in Jeollanam-do, the southwestern part of Korea, from November 2006 through October 2007. Fifty-eight small mammals, including 57 Apodemus agrarius (98.3%) and 1 Crocidura lasiura (1.7%), were captured, and a total ...
Mancuso Carol A - - 2012
Study Design: Cross sectional analysis of patient-reported preoperative data.Objective: To develop a valid and reliable patient-derived expectations survey for cervical spine patients.Summary of Background Data: Measuring expectations is an important component in the assessment of patients undergoing cervical spine surgery. However there currently are no uniform methods to measure expectations.Methods: ...
Karam Joseph A - - 2012
Increasing numbers of total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures are being performed on younger patients, and the incidence of revision THA in this population is also increasing. The goals of our retrospective study were to survey the surgical indications and reasons for failure and survivorship of revision THA in patients aged ...
Yano Koichiro - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The introduction of powerful antirheumatic drugs has dramatically improved the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), leading clinicians to reconsider the benefits of joint preservation for rheumatoid forefoot deformities. We have employed joint-preserving forefoot surgeries, including rotational closing-wedge osteotomy of the first metatarsal. The aim of our study is to ...
Miyachi Shigeru - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We conducted a large retrospective survey of the clinical results of carotid artery stenting (CAS) for about 10 years performed by neurointerventionists at 43 Japanese institutions. Hence, the historical perspective of CAS in Japan was demonstrated. METHODS: Cases were stratified into three separate periods based on the ...
Shelbourne K Donald - - 2012
BACKGROUND:Limited studies exist regarding how well a single assessment numeric evaluation (SANE) rating correlates with validated knee surveys. PURPOSE:To determine whether a SANE rating correlates positively with the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) and the modified Cincinnati Knee Rating System (CKRS) total scores after knee surgery. STUDY DESIGN:Cohort study (Diagnosis); ...
Sengupta Sabyasachi - - 2012
To analyze the safety and efficacy of bevacizumab (1.25 mg/0.05 mL) versus 0.03% mitomycin C (MMC) for preventing bleb failure in patients undergoing single-site phacotrabeculectomy for primary open-angle glaucoma or chronic angle-closure glaucoma. Thirty-eight consecutive patients with visually significant cataract and coexistent primary open-angle glaucoma or chronic angle-closure glaucoma were ...
Perry Jeffrey J JJ Clinical Epidemiology Program, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, - - 2012
Previously all subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients were admitted, whereas now patients with angiography may be discharged. To survey neurosurgeons to determine current practice and what constitutes a clinically significant subarachnoid hemorrhage. We surveyed all neurosurgeons listed in the Canadian Medical Directory. We used a modified Dillman technique with up to ...
Chambers Christopher B - - 2012
To evaluate the efficacy of topical 0.25% timolol maleate gel for the treatment of cutaneous infantile capillary hemangiomas. A retrospective, consecutive, nonrandomized, comparative single-masked cohort study of all patients presenting with nonvision-threatening periocular infantile capillary hemangiomas between August 2007 and January 2011 was performed. Parents chose twice daily topical 0.25% ...
Matsuo Misa - - 2012
To compare the efficacy of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy versus photodynamic therapy (PDT) for myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV). This study is a retrospective interventional study. Forty-two eyes from 42 patients with mCNV (36 subfoveal, 4 juxtafoveal, and 2 extrafoveal) treated and followed up for more than 6 months ...
Ruiz-Tovar Jaime - - 2012
Colorectal surgery may lead to infections because despite meticulous aseptic measures, extravasation of microorganisms from the colon lumen is unavoidable. A prospective, randomized study was performed between January 2010 and December 2010. Patient inclusion criteria were a diagnosis of colorectal neoplasms and plans to undergo an elective curative operation. Patients ...
Galperin Gustavo - - 2012
To evaluate the efficacy of corneal cross-linking (CXL) (riboflavin-UV-A) as a simple therapy in Fusarium keratitis. Twenty-four rabbits were systemically anesthetized, and the stromata of their right corneas were inoculated with Fusarium solani [10(5) colony-forming units (CFU) per milliliter]. Rabbits were divided into 2 groups: one was treated with CXL ...
Punt Ilona M IM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands. - - 2012
Comparative study. To compare periprosthetic tissue reactions observed after total disc replacement (TDR), total hip arthroplasty (THA), and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) revision surgery. Prosthetic wear debris leading to particle disease, followed by osteolysis, is often observed after THA and TKA. Although the presence of polyethylene (PE) particles and periprosthetic ...
Ho Karen J - - 2012
Multiple studies have established that patch angioplasty following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) reduces the risk of subsequent stroke and restenosis compared with primary closure. Previous reports have also demonstrated bovine pericardium to be associated with similar rates of postoperative complications and restenosis compared with other patch materials. Due to favorable handling ...
Iversen Rikke Haahr - - 2012
Nontuberculous mycobacteria are ubiquitous organisms readily isolated from natural waters, drinking water systems and soil. They form a continuous challenge to the human immune system which becomes apparent in patients with impaired immunity. However, most infections occur in seemingly healthy children. The clinical presentation consists of a unilateral, non-tender, persistent, ...
Sigler Eric J - - 2012
Objective. To perform a survey of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) regarding the use of vitreous cavity fluorinated gas as an adjunct to pars plana vitrectomy for retinal detachment or macular hole repair. Methods. A multiple-choice online questionnaire was administered to members of ASRS. Physician experience, gas preference ...
Mirzabeigi Michael N - - 2012
The use of postoperative prophylactic antibiotics following augmentation mammaplasty remains a controversial topic, with many surgeons opting for extended prophylaxis. The authors evaluate the role of postoperative prophylactic antibiotics in both primary and secondary cosmetic breast augmentation. A five-year retrospective chart review was performed on all patients undergoing cosmetic breast ...
O'Brien Daniel P - - 2012
The World Health Organization currently recommends combined streptomycin and rifampicin antibiotic treatment as first-line therapy for Mycobacterium ulcerans infections. Alternatives are needed when these are not tolerated or accepted by patients, contraindicated, or neither accessible nor affordable. Despite in vitro effectiveness, clinical evidence for fluoroquinolone antibiotic use against Mycobacterium ulcerans ...
Whiteside Leo A - - 2012
Revision of failed two-stage revision TKA for infection is challenging, and amputation often is the only alternative. We asked whether reinfection after two-stage revision for infection could be controlled with an aggressive revision protocol and intraarticular antibiotic infusion. We retrospectively reviewed 18 patients (12 women, six men) who underwent revision ...
Teo Yee Sze - - 2011
The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the minimum 10-year outcomes and survivorship of the Reflection shell with a polished inner surface and an improved locking mechanism. Three hundred sixty-three total hip replacements with a mean follow-up of 11.6 years (range, 10.0-15.1) were evaluated. The mean Harris Hip ...
Jacobsson Gunnar - - 2011
Background: Short-term mortality from invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections (ISA) is high. Death rates from 20% to 60% are reported. Long-term outcome has not been investigated. Studies of other critical illnesses have demonstrated incremental health effects that persist after hospital discharge. Several researchers have proposed that evaluation of mortality secondary to ...
Mikulska M - - 2011
PURPOSE: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are frequent after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The aim of this study was to identify predictors of mortality after BSI in patients who undergo HSCT. METHODS: Patients who underwent HSCT between 1 January 2004 and 31 January 2008 and developed BSI during the first ...
Gebre Teshome T The Carter Center, Addis Ababa, - - 2012
In trachoma control programmes, azithromycin is distributed to treat the strains of chlamydia that cause ocular disease. We aimed to compare the effect of annual versus twice-yearly distribution of azithromycin on infection with these strains. We did a cluster-randomised trial in 24 subdistricts in northern Ethiopia, which we randomly assigned ...
Argenta Juliana S - - 2011
The present study investigated the in vitro inhibitory activity of terbinafine, itraconazole, caspofungin, fluvastatin and ibuprofen against 15 isolates of Pythium insidiosum in double and triple combinations and determined in vivo correlations using rabbits with experimental pythiosis. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) was determined in accordance with the Clinical and ...
Sterling Timothy R - - 2011
Treatment of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is an essential component of tuberculosis control and elimination. The current standard regimen of isoniazid for 9 months is efficacious but is limited by toxicity and low rates of treatment completion. We conducted an open-label, randomized noninferiority trial comparing 3 months of directly observed ...
Gao Fei F State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Guangzhou 510060, Guangdong Province, - - 2011
To discuss the safety, feasibility and regularity of destruction to porcine spleen in vivo with congestion and tumescence by microwave ablation (MWA). Ligation of the splenic vein was used to induce congestion and tumescence in vivo in five porcine spleens, and microwave ablation was performed 2-4 h later. A total ...
Hendler Daniel - - 2011
This prospective, nonrandomized study evaluates 4 schedules of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) for patients with breast cancer receiving adjuvant dose-dense chemotherapy regarding febrile neutropenia, treatment delays, and costs. Two hundred and thirty-one patients were enrolled to receive adjuvant dose-dense chemotherapy with 4 G-CSF schedules: filgrastim (300 mcg) days 3 to ...
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