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Toltzis Philip P Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio; - - 2014
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are preventable events associated with significant morbidity and cost. Few interventions have been tested to reduce SSIs in children. A quality improvement collaboration was established in Ohio composed of all referral children's hospitals. Collaborative leaders developed an SSI reduction bundle for selected cardiac, orthopedic, and neurologic ...
Liu Hao H School of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, - - 2014
Reductive removal of nitrate in bioelectrochemical system (BES) at abiotic cathode, biocathode and biohydrogen facilitated biocathode were investigated. It was found that nitrate removal efficiency reached 95% and 59% at the biohydrogen facilitated biocathode and biocathode respectively, while which was only 13% at the abiotic cathode. Meanwhile, activity of nitrate ...
Wilford Sophie S Department of Clinical Science and Services, Equine Referral Hospital (Wilford, Dunkel), and Final Year Veterinary Student (Woodward), The Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, Herts AL9 7TA, United - - 2014
A retrospective questionnaire-based survey was used to determine the perceived efficacy of Newmarket bloodroot ointment in treating equine sarcoids. In 49 horses with 74 sarcoids, 64 sarcoids responded either completely (n = 49) or partially (n = 15) while 10 did not respond or worsened. Sarcoids < 2 cm responded ...
Kirsch Andrew J AJ Department of Pediatric Urology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the current preferred injection technique(s) for endoscopic management of pediatric vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). Since the approval of dextranomer hyaluronic acid copolymer (Dx/HA) in 2001, injection methods have evolved and now include the hydrodistention implantation technique (HIT) and double HIT as well as subureteral transurethral injection (STING) method. In ...
Sainsbury David C G DC Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
Limb salvage operations in patients with bony oncologic defects carry technical challenges and may require long recoveries. This study aimed to evaluate functional outcomes, donor site morbidity, and complications in lower limb defects reconstructed with vascularized fibula flaps in children. We performed a retrospective review and telephone survey of consecutive ...
Graves Christopher M CM Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, - - 2014
We evaluated 459 patients undergoing THA or TKA who completed preoperative and postoperative WOMAC and/or SF36 surveys. Medical comorbidities and reported allergies were also recorded. Evaluation of surveys was compared for patients with or without 4 or more reported allergies using statistical methods. Patients with 4 or more reported allergies ...
Parige R R Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton, - - 2014
: Therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to reduce death and disability at 18 months of age in babies with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy and improve neuro- developmental outcomes in survivors. We wanted to survey the current provision for this service across the UK to identify availability and usage of different modalities ...
Murphy Ap A Neonatal Unit, Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Wirral, - - 2014
Sildenafil is increasingly used to treat PPHN secondary to chronic lung disease in neonates. Severity of PPHN has been linked to increased mortality at two years.(1) There is no national guideline advising clinicians on dosage or weaning schedules for use of Sildenafil in neonates. A telephone survey of tertiary level ...
Kim Hyun Gun HG Institute for Digestive Research, Soonchunhyang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
This study investigated the conditions and predictive factors for adequate bowel preparation using the 4-L polyethylene (PEG) preparation in clinical practice. We conducted a prospective-survey-based observational study. The survey consisted of 14 questions that assessed the preparation method (group 1: split method for morning colonoscopy; group 2: full-volume method for ...
Giugliani Roberto R Medical Genetics Service, HCPA, Department of Genetics, UFRGS, and INAGEMP, Porto Alegre, - - 2014
Mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI) is a clinically heterogeneous and progressive disorder with multiorgan manifestations caused by deficient N-acetylylgalactosamine-4-sulfatase activity. A cross-sectional Survey Study in individuals (n = 121) affected with MPS VI was conducted between 2001 and 2002 to establish demographics, urinary glycosaminoglycan (GAG) levels, and clinical progression of disease. We conducted ...
Savani Gina M GM Department of Endodontology, School of Dentistry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, - - 2014
In the United States almost 70% of root canal treatment (RCT) is performed by general dentists (GPs), yet little is known about their treatment protocols. A paper survey was mailed to 2000 United States GPs with questions about the types of endodontic cases treated, routine treatment protocols, use of newer ...
Murakawa Yuji Y Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Teikyo - - 2014
Background: A nationwide survey of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) was conducted in Japan to determine the mid-term performance of the therapy from analysis of the 1-year outcome of registered patients. Methods and Results: A total of 2,137 patients who underwent AF ablation in September 2011 and March 2012 were initially ...
Shokohi Tahereh T Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran ; Invasive Fungi Research center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR - - 2014
Fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is rare but serious complication of valve replacement surgery. Candida species, particularly Candida albicans is the most common isolated pathogen in fungal PVE (1-6%of cases). We describe a 35-year-old woman who underwent mechanical mitral valve replacement about 3 years ago. She was admitted with neurological ...
Palazzo Clémence - - 2014
Between 7% and 15% of patients are dissatisfied after total hip arthroplasty (THA). To assess predictors and postoperative determinants of satisfaction and expectation fulfilment one year after (THA). Before THA surgery, 132 patients from three tertiary care centres and their surgeons were interviewed to assess their expectations using the Hospital ...
Turan Tanya N TN Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., - - 2014
Background and Purpose: Medical and endovascular treatment options for stroke prevention in patients with symptomatic intracranial stenosis have evolved over the past several decades, but the impact of 2 major multicenter randomized stroke prevention trials on physician practices has not been studied. We sought to determine changes in US physician ...
Fraumann Sarah A SA Division of Pediatric Urology, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, 4012 Doctors' Office Tower, 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232-9820, - - 2014
Few studies of hypospadias repair in childhood have used validated questionnaires to investigate outcomes of cosmesis, urinary function, and sexual function in adulthood. We sought to investigate long-term outcomes in adult patients who had undergone severe hypospadias repair as children using an existing web-based application available to multiple institutions in ...
Bojcic Jamie L JL Project Manager for St Joseph Heritage Health System in Irvine, and former Clinical Project Manager for the Surgical Outcomes and Analysis Department at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA. - - 2014
This study compared response rates of paper and electronic versions of the Knee injury Osteoarthritis and Outcome Score questionnaire and examined the characteristics of patients who responded to each survey method. A total of 1486 patients registered by the Kaiser Permanente Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Registry between 2005 and 2010 ...
Beugnet Frédéric F Merial, 29 avenue Tony Garnier, 69007 Lyon, - - 2014
A study based on naturally infested cats was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a single treatment with a topical formulation containing fipronil, (S)-methoprene, eprinomectin and praziquantel, for the prevention of Otodectes cynotis infestation in cats. Six treated cats and six untreated cats were housed with three chronically Otodectes cynotis-infested ...
Hannon Edward E Department of Paediatric Surgery, St George's Hospital, Tooting, London, UK. Electronic address: - - 2013
To define current UK reduction practice and the reductions rates achieved. Electronic surveys were sent to radiologists at 26 UK centres. This assessed methods of reduction, equipment, personnel, and protocol usage. Standardized audit proforma were also sent to evaluate all reductions performed in 2011. Twenty-two of 26 centres (85%) replied. ...
Leshem Eyal - - 2013
Current guidelines recommend continuation of atovaquone-proguanil (AP) malaria prophylaxis for 7 days after leaving Plasmodium falciparum endemic areas. Evidence from clinical studies suggests that discontinuation of AP 1 day after exposure ends may be safe and effective. Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of short-course AP prophylaxis among travelers ...
Abdel Messih Marena - - 2013
Telephone and postal methods of administration of the Oxford Knee Score (OKS) and the Oxford Hip Score (OHS) were compared on 85 and 61 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA), respectively. The test for equivalence was significant for both the knee (P<0.001) and hip participants ...
Nasr Ahmed - - 2013
There is considerable controversy regarding optimal mode and timing of delivery for fetuses with gastroschisis. Our objectives were to describe the variation in institutional approach regarding these factors, and to evaluate the effect of timing of delivery on outcomes in fetuses with gastroschesis. Members of the maternal-fetal medicine community across ...
Adler Eldad - - 2013
To evaluate the current standard of care of ophthalmologists who are likely to encounter ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) in their practices and to compare this with data gathered in 2003. Invitations to a web-based survey were sent to members of the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. In addition, the ...
Johnson Sidney M SM Department of Pediatric Surgery, Kapiolani Medical Center, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cardiac or major vascular perforation is a rare but serious risk of ECMO. We sought to determine if perforation rates are related to cannula design. We utilized three methods to evaluate perforation on ECMO. 1. The ELSO registry was queried to establish the historical rate of hemorrhagic pericardial tamponade. 2. ...
Lehman Ronald A RA - - 2013
There are no guidelines for when surgeons should allow patients to return to sports and athletic activities after spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Current recommendations are based on anecdotal reports and a survey performed more than a decade ago in the era of first/second-generation posterior implants. To identify ...
Kim Gi Beom - - 2013
To assess the recent epidemiologic features of Kawasaki disease (KD) in South Korea from the nationwide survey conducted between 2009 and 2011. We collected data regarding the incidence, symptoms, treatment, and coronary complications associated with acute KD by sending questionnaires to the 100 hospitals that have pediatric residency programs from ...
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 ...
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