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Guédon-Moreau Laurence L Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire, F-59037 Lille, - - 2014
The Effectiveness and Cost of ICD follow-up Schedule with Telecardiology (ECOST) trial evaluated prospectively the economic impact of long-term remote monitoring (RM) of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).METHODS AND RESULTS: The analysis included 310 patients randomly assigned to RM (active group) vs. ambulatory follow-ups (control group). Patients in the active group ...
Wu Po-Kuei PK Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Orthropaedics and Traumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Orthopaedic Department School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University. Electronic address: - - 2014
Population-based evaluation on the incidence of postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) has not yet been reported for Asians receiving arthroplasty. In Taiwan, thromboprophylaxis was not commonly applied for patients. The population-based cohort study aimed to investigate the epidemiology, and to determine the risk factors VTE for patients receiving hip or knee ...
Benvenuti Luiz A LA Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo Medical School. Electronic address: - - 2014
Chagas' disease reactivation (CDR) after heart transplantation (HTx) is characterized by relapse of the infectious disease, with direct detection of Trypanosoma cruzi parasites in blood, cerebrospinal fluid, or tissues. We investigated whether a detailed pathologic examination of the explanted heart at HTx with evaluation of myocarditis and parasitic persistence or ...
Dy Christopher J - - 2013
Objective: Revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) is associated with increased cost, morbidity, and technical challenge compared to primary THA. A better understanding of the risk factors for early revision is needed to inform strategies to optimize patient outcomes. Methods: 207,256 patients who underwent primary THA between 1997-2005 in California and ...
Cheong Li Hsia Alicia - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Pediatric appendicitis outcomes have been shown to be influenced by several patient-, surgeon-, and hospital-level factors. However, to our knowledge, no prior studies have investigated the effect of health care systems on outcomes. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the outcomes of children with appendicitis are better in the ...
Choi Hyo Geun - - 2013
In Korea, the proportion of the pediatric population is decreasing due to low fertility rates and aging of the society. It is hypothesized that this change in population structure and medical insurance status may affect rates of elective surgeries more significantly than clinical factors. An observational study conducted using data ...
Moses Rachel A - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to evaluate predictors of poor compliance after treatment of urinary stone disease. This study was a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent stent removal following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) or ureteroscopy (URS) between 2008-2012. All patients were scheduled for follow up evaluation and renal ultrasound ...
Messina Frank C - - 2013
Many patients discharged from the emergency department (ED) require urgent follow-up with specialty providers. We hypothesized that a unique specialty referral mechanism that minimized barriers would increase follow-up compliance over reported and historical benchmarks. Retrospective review of all patients requiring urgent (within 1 month) specialty referrals in 2010 from a ...
Kamath Atul F - - 2013
Emergent surgery has been shown to be a risk factor for perioperative complications. Studies suggest that patient morbidity is greater with an unplanned hip arthroplasty, although it is controversial whether unplanned procedures also result in higher patient mortality. The financial impact of these procedures is not fully understood, as the ...
Tagare Amit - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcome of InSuRE (Intubation, Surfactant and Rapid Extubation) in managing preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). METHODS: Preterm neonates fulfilling inclusion criteria were enrolled after obtaining informed parental consent. Criteria for success of InSuRE was predefined. Proportion of neonates with success or failure of InSuRE was ...
Kim John J - - 2013
GOALS:: To evaluate sources of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) at an urban US hospital and compare them to sources at the same center 20 years ago, and to assess clinical outcomes related to source of UGIB. BACKGROUND:: Recent studies suggest changes in causes and outcomes of UGIB. STUDY:: Consecutive patients ...
Anger Jennifer T - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Sacral neuromodulation is Food and Drug Administration approved for many types of voiding dysfunction. Goals of treatment often include cessation of anticholinergic therapy. With the goal of understanding the impact of sacral neuromodulation on anticholinergic use, we analyzed patterns of care using a national claims-based dataset. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ...
Brodovicz K G - - 2013
This study was designed to determine if differences in baseline characteristics of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) being treated with sitagliptin vs. other oral antihyperglycaemic agents (OAHA) during the initial 2 years following sitagliptin's introduction in the U.S. continued during the second 2 years of sitagliptin availability. Patients with T2DM ...
Perez Felipe D - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Clinic no shows (NS) create a lost opportunity for provider-patient interaction and impose a financial burden to the healthcare system and on society. We aimed to: (1) to determine the clinical and demographic factors associated with increased NS rates at a children's hospital's subsubspecialty clinics and (2) to estimate ...
Nasr Samya Z - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To investigate adherence to dornase alfa therapy among commercially insured patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and to examine the impact of adherence on health and economic outcomes. Methods: This retrospective cohort analysis included CF patients with ≥ 1 dornase alfa (Pulmozyme) pharmacy claim between 10/1/2006 and 9/30/2008 and ...
Abanto Carlos - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Because of the aging population in low- and middle-income countries, cerebrovascular disease is expected to remain a leading cause of death. Little has been published about stroke in Peru. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of hospitalized stroke patients at a referral center hospital in Lima, Peru to explore ...
Wu Nin - - 2013
This study analyzed administrative claims by a US population with commercial or Medicare supplemental insurance to compare demographics, comorbid medical conditions, and health care utilization and costs among patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) with and without muscle atrophy/weakness (MAW). Patients were classified into three cohorts: having MAW during the ...
Oster Matthew E - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The relationship between resource utilization and postoperative length of stay (PLOS) following congenital heart disease surgery is unknown. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using data from the Pediatric Health Information Systems database. We included subjects 1 month to 1 year of age with a PLOS of ≤1 month following elective, ...
Kruper Laura L Department of Surgical Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA. - - 2013
Reconstruction rates after mastectomy have been reported to range from 25-40%; however, most studies have focused on patients treated in an inpatient setting. We sought to determine the utilization of outpatient mastectomy and use of breast reconstruction in Southern California. Postmastectomy reconstruction rates were determined from the California Office of ...
Umur Ahmet Sukru - - 2012
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to elucidate the preventive effect of folic acid (FA) on teratogenic effects of valporic acid (VA) in early stage chick embryos on neural tube development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty specific pathogen-free (SPF) chick eggs were used to investigate the neurulation ...
Carreira Janaina T - - 2012
Proximal cytoplasmic droplets (PCDs), a remnant of germ cell cytoplasm, are common non-specific morphological defects in bovine semen. This study evaluated the effect of higher percentages of PCDs on the quality of frozen-thawed bovine semen, embryo production and early embryo development. Three ejaculates from each of five (group 1: PCD ...
Linder Roland - - 2012
The statutory health insurance system embodies a large amount of data on the treatments of their members. Depending on joint, prosthesis type, patient activity and comorbidity, knee and hip replacements can last up to 20 years. Based on statutory health insurance data the main object of this analysis was to ...
Hsiao Wayland - - 2011
PURPOSE: After undergoing vasectomy up to 6% of men will elect to undergo vasectomy reversal. For these men paternity can be achieved with vasectomy reversal or surgical sperm retrieval coupled with assisted reproduction. Nevertheless, it remains difficult for surgeons to accurately counsel men on the chance of patency after vasectomy ...
Kim Huen Suk - - 2011
To artificially activate embryos in somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), chemical treatment with ionomycin has been used to induce transient levels of Ca(2+) and initiate reprogramming of embryos. Ca(2+) oscillation occurs naturally several times after fertilization (several times with 15- to 30-min intervals). This indicates how essential additional Ca(2+) influx ...
Cinar Ozgur - - 2011
The factors behind the empty zona pellucida (EZP) formation and its relationship with in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes were analyzed. A total of 104 patients who underwent IVF treatment and collected oocytes including EZP were enrolled in this study. EZP index (EZPI = the ratio of number of EZP to number of ...
Wooten Kimberly J - - 2011
Embryotoxicity of the oil dispersant Corexit 9500 was examined using fertilized mallard duck eggs. Corexit 9500 was topically applied below the air cell to eggs in volumes ranging from 0 to 100 μL on day 3 of incubation. The highest incidence of mortality occurred at developmental stage 4, one day post-Corexit 9500 ...
Abdel-Meguid Taha A - - 2011
PURPOSE: In this study we determined the recoverability and sustainability of motile sperm in semen of men with nonobstructive azoospermia after varicocelectomy as related to different variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Men with documented infertility for more than 1 year, with nonobstructive azoospermia and clinically palpable varicoceles were included in this ...
Amirjannati N - - 2011
The infrequent presence of spermatozoa in cryptozoospermic men ejaculate is a limiting factor in the treatment of them. Sometimes, this consideration impels us to apply meticulous microscopic search in ejaculate or testicular sperm extraction (TESE) method. The aim of this study was to assess putative effectiveness of sperm origin, ejaculated ...
Nabenishi Hisashi - - 2011
This study was undertaken to investigate the effects on the nuclear maturation and subsequent embryonic development of bovine oocytes exposed to heat stress (HS) when treating bovine oocytes before in vitro maturation (IVM) with 1 µM cyclosporin A (CsA), an inhibitor of mitochondrial permeability transition pore opening. Mitochondrial activity, reactive oxygen ...
Yamanaka Masaya - - 2011
BACKGROUNDIn this study, we aimed to develop a model for embryo selection based on oxygen consumption following cryopreservation, the relationship between the developmental competence of blastocysts and their oxygen consumption was assessed.METHODSOxygen consumption of vitrified-warmed human blastocysts was measured at 0, 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9 and 24 h ...
Cristina Magli M - - 2011
Meiotic spindle (MS) assembly in human oocytes is a dynamic process that can be visualized by computer-assisted microscopy. At extrusion of the first polar body a spindle bridge is detected until the completion of telophase I and its reformation requires approximately 1h. This study analysed 396 oocytes from 112 cycles ...
Liu Kimberly E - - 2011
To determine whether use of the NuvaRing (Merck) for pretreatment in IVF cycles would result in better cycle control and patient satisfaction versus a 30-μg oral contraceptive (OC) pill. A prospective randomized, controlled study. An academic, hospital-based fertility clinic in Toronto, Canada. Patients 18-37 years old, undergoing their first IVF ...
Zhu Lixia - - 2011
To determine the optimum rescue time by comparison of results of rescue intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). A total of 112 couples of total fertilization failure, who had retrieved at least four mature oocytes, were prospectively randomized into two groups: the earlier rescue group, rescue ICSI performed between 4 and 6 ...
Liu Y - - 2011
SummaryThe investigation presented in this paper was conducted on the effect of oocytes activation on frozen-thawed human immature oocytes followed by in vitro maturation (IVM). A total of 386 failed-matured oocytes (germinal vesicle (GV) and metaphase I (MI) stages) was randomly divided into two groups: fresh group and vitrification group, ...
Mohammadi-Sangcheshmeh Abdollah - - 2012
To determine whether G6PDH-activity measured by Brilliant Cresyl Blue known as BCB dye, predicts developmental competence within cohorts of ovine oocytes. Ovine oocytes were exposed to BCB staining and categorized into two groups: BCB+ (blue cytoplasm, low G6PDH-activity) and BCB- (colorless cytoplasm, high G6PDH-activity). After maturation in vitro, oocytes were ...
Maside C - - 2011
Hoechst 33342 (H342) in combination with ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is frequently used to assist the enucleation of porcine oocytes in somatic cell nuclear transfer programs. This work evaluated the effects of H342 (5 μg/mL for 12 min) staining and/or exposure to UV irradiation on fertilisability and developmental capacity of porcine ...
Castranova Daniel - - 2011
Despite the growing popularity of the zebrafish model system, the optimal husbandry conditions for this animal are not well defined. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of stocking density on reproductive performance in zebrafish. In this study, undertaken by eight different zebrafish facilities, clutches of at ...
Deeming D C - - 2011
1. The effects of sight barriers in the pens of breeding ring-necked pheasants were investigated on a commercial game farm over a 10-week laying season. 2. Reproductive performance was recorded as egg production, numbers of eggs rejected for hatching together with measures of fertility, embryonic mortality and hatchability for 11 ...
Li D R - - 2011
This study was carried out to test the feasibility of enhancing embryo production in vivo and in vitro by immunoneutralisation against inhibin or follistatin. In Experiment 1, multi-parity buffaloes were assigned into three groups: High group (n=8), which received one primary (2mg) and two booster (1mg) vaccinations (28-day intervals) with ...
Alcoba Diego Duarte - - 2011
SummaryThe objective of this work was to evaluate the rate of meiosis resumption and nuclear maturation of rat (Rattus norvegicus) oocytes selected for in vitro maturation (IVM) after staining of cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) with blue cresyl brilliant (BCB) using different protocols: exposure for 30, 60 or 90 min at 26 ...
Pu Danhua - - 2011
In view of the discrepancies about the GnRH antagonist (GnRH-ant) ovarian stimulation protocols having some potential advantages compared with the GnRH agonist (GnRH-a) protocols in poor ovarian responders IVF/ICSI, a meta-analysis of the published data was performed to compare the efficacy of GnRH-ant versus GnRH-a protocols for ovarian stimulation in ...
Yindee M - - 2011
This study was designed with the final goal of improving in vitro embryo production in the Thai swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis carabensis). Oocytes were collected by ovum pick-up (OPU) from six non-lactating multiparous swamp buffalo twice per week for 10 consecutive sessions followed by once-weekly collection for 10 consecutive sessions ...
Lin F - - 2011
The objectives were to investigate the permeability of DMSO to red seabream (Pagrus major) embryos by capillary electrophoresis and the effects of DMSO concentrations (5 to 40 percent, volume basis) and immersion times (10, 30 and 60 min) on hatching rate and morphology. The results suggested the internal DMSO concentrations ...
Palmer C Benjamin - - 2011
To determine if the types of drugs used in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation influence the number of days of stimulation. This retrospective study of couples presenting at an assisted reproductive technology (ART) facility January 1997 through December 2007 included patients who were < 40 years of age, had a body mass ...
Chen Hong - - 2011
To study the effect of telomerase activity (TA) in human luteinised granulosa cells (GCs) on the outcome of in vitro fertilisation treatment. Fifty-six women, aged 23 to 39 years, were enrolled and divided into four groups according to their levels of TA. Seventeen cases in group A exhibited nondetectable TA, ...
Gnoth C - - 2011
Cumulative pregnancy rates (CPRs) and live birth rates (CLBRs) are much better indicators of success in IVF programmes than cross-sectional figures per cycle or embryo transfer. They allow a better estimation of patient's chances of having a child and enable comparisons between centres and treatment strategies. A 10 year cohort ...
Moein M-R - - 2011
About 10% of infertile men have azoospermia. After the introduction of microinjection [intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)], many of these men obtain the chance to be a father. But still in many cases of nonobstructive azoospermia, we are not able to find spermatozoa for ICSI. Medications may be able to increase ...
Yu Yang - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To develop and test a simple, feasible approach to improve spindle assembly and developmental competence of human in vitro matured oocytes by parthenogenetic activation in maturation medium. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized study. SETTING: University research laboratory-based assisted reproductive technology laboratory. PATIENT(S): Four hundred thirty-two patients with male factor infertility undergoing intracytoplasmic ...
Chou Pei-Yi - - 2011
This retrospective study aimed to investigate the use of an oxytocin antagonist in improving the pregnancy outcome of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) in patients with repeated implantation failure (RIF). A total of 150 infertile couples with RIF undergoing IVF-ET were divided into three groups. Patients who did not receive ...
Winger Edward E - - 2011
Citation Winger EE, Reed JL, Ashoush S, El-Toukhy T, Ahuja S, Taranissi M. Elevated preconception CD56(+) 16(+) and/or Th1:Th2 levels predict benefit from IVIG therapy in subfertile women undergoing IVF. Am J Reprod Immunol 2011 Problem  We sought to answer two questions: First, is there a group of patients who ...
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