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Blahnik Roger J RJ Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Ave., 219 Hodson Hall, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108, - - 2014
The O. avara group of Oecetis is formally defined to include 4 described species, O. avara (Banks), O. disjuncta (Banks), O. elata Denning & Sykora, and O. metlacenis Bueno-Soria, and 15 new species. Oecetis marquesi Bueno-Soria, previously considered a member of the O. avara group, is treated as incertae sedis ...
Wang Jingen J Department of Urology, Jiangxi Provincial People's Hospital, Nanchang, China - - 2014
Background We evaluated the safety and efficacy of a novel disposable male circumcision (MC) device developed by Jiangxi-Yuansheng-Langhe Medical Instrument Co., Ltd. Material and Methods Adult male patients (n=120; mean age, 26.6 years) with redundant foreskin and/or phimosis were included in a randomized, multicenter pilot clinical trial from October 2011 ...
Bharti Himender H Department of Zoology & - - 2014
Proceratium bhutanense De Andrade, 2003, syn. n. is here found to be conspecific with Proceratium williamsi Tiwari, 2000 and accordingly treated as a junior synonym.
Suganuma Jun J Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hiratsuka City Hospital, Hiratsuka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the pathoanatomic features of patellar instability by arthroscopically comparing patellofemoral congruence with rotation of the knee joint and/or electrical stimulation of the quadriceps (ESQ) between knees with and without patellar instability. We retrospectively examined 83 knee joints in 83 patients. The joints ...
Pailhe Regis R The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK, B31 - - 2013
Limited evidence exists regarding the outcomes of hip resurfacing in elderly patients. The primary study aims were to determine the survival and functional outcome following Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) in patients ≥65 years at up to ten years of follow-up. Secondary aims were to explore factors affecting survival and functional outcome. ...
Solomin Leonid N LN Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, 8 Baykova Str., St. Petersburg, 195427, Russia, - - 2013
This study compared the six-axis external fixator Ortho-SUV Frame (OSF) and the Ilizarov apparatus (IA) in femoral deformity correction. Our specific questions were: (1) which of the fixators (OSF or IA) provides shorter period of femoral deformity correction, and (2) which of the fixators (OSF or IA) provides better accuracy ...
Hiramori Seiichi S Department of Cardiology, Kokura Memorial Hospital, Kitakyushu, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2013
We conceived a new method, runoff grade, to evaluate runoff after endovascular therapy (EVT). We evaluated the validity of using runoff score based on angiographic findings. The subjects were 859 consecutive patients (males, 69%; mean age, 73.0 ± 9.0 years) who underwent EVT for de novo femoropopliteal lesions at Kokura Memorial Hospital. ...
Hong Paul P Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; School of Human Communication Disorders, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2013
Post-auricular approach is commonly used in otologic surgery. The objective of this study was to ascertain whether post-auricular approach alters the position of the auricle. All patients who underwent post-auricular approach for mastoidectomy or tympanoplasty from October 2010 to June 2012 were enrolled. Measurements of ear prominence at three distinct ...
Muenzberg M M Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, BG Trauma Clinic Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, - - 2013
Controversy exists on whether gender-specific anatomic differences in the human knee have to be taken into account by gender-specific design in total knee replacement (TKR). We evaluated total knees that were implanted in both genders.OBJECTIVE: This paper will describe the influence of gender on the outcome after a unisex total ...
Hart Radek R Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hospital Znojmo, MUDr. Jana Jánského 11, Znojmo, 669 02, Czech republic; Department of Traumatologic Surgery University of Masaryk at Brno, Faculty of Medecine, Ponávka 6, Brno, 602 00, Czech republic. Electronic address: - - 2013
Spondylodesis in the operative management of lumbar spine diseases has been the subject of numerous studies over the past several decades. The posterolateral fusion (PLF) with pedicle screw fixation is a commonly used procedure. The purpose of the presented study was whether the addition of BMC to allograft bone increases ...
Galli Melissa M MM Department of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - - 2013
While the medial double arthrodesis has gained significant popularity for hindfoot arthrodesis in recent years, much has been touted about the efficiency and cost savings of the procedure in comparison to its triple counterpart without any literature to reinforce this claim. The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare ...
Tatar Arzu Onder - - 2013
The objective of this prospective, randomized study was to evaluate the effect of pre-emptive local infiltration of lidocaine, lidocaine plus dexamethasone, levobupivacaine and levobupivacaine plus dexamethasone on postoperative pain in Modified Radiofrequency Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty (MRAUP) cases. Sixty adult patients (44 males and 16 females) aged 32-51 years with simple snoring were ...
Koçer G G Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Süleyman Demirel, Isparta, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2013
Due to their anatomical position, the surgical removal of impacted third molars results in oedema, pain, and trismus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of supraperiosteal injection of methylprednisolone compared with an oral tablet form and intravenous (i.v.) injection in the prevention of postoperative pain and ...
Sevinc Ali Ibrahim - - 2013
Abstract Background: Neoadjuvant radiotherapy in rectal cancer could interfere with anastomotic healing. We investigated the effects of preoperative oral administration of Benefiber on the healing irradiated colonic anastomosis. Methods: Forty male Wistar rats were divided into four groups. Group I (control group), Group II (Benefiber® pretreatment group), Group III (preoperative ...
Kowalik Casey G - - 2013
To determine patient-perceived and clinical outcomes of the AdVance sling at 3 years follow-up in men with post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI). Data was prospectively collected of men with PPI treated with the AdVance male sling between February 2008 and March 2010. Twenty-four-hour pad counts and weights and patient completed validated questionnaires ...
Ganda K - - 2013
We report on the clinical and biochemical outcomes in two adult patients with active polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (FD) treated with the RANK-L inhibitor, denosumab, following unsatisfactory responses to prior long-term bisphosphonate therapy. A 44-year-old female (case 1) who had received a cumulative dose of 20 mg zoledronic acid over 2.5 ...
Al Bashir Samir - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the long term outcome of primary urothelial papilloma (UP).We retrieved 41 primary UP, diagnosed between January 2000 and December 2009. Follow-up was obtained by searching pathology and clinical electronic databases.Mean patient age was 57 years (range 30-84 years), with a male-to-female ratio ...
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Laparoscopically assisted anorectoplasty (LAARP) was expected to achieve better fecal continence than conventional procedures. However, the issue of which approach is better remains controversial. We compared outcomes between the conventional procedure and LAARP in male infants with rectoprostatic urethral fistula. Institutes belonging to the Japanese Study Group of Anorectal Anomalies ...
Matsuda Ikki I Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, - - 2013
Although the role of primates in seed dispersal is generally well recognized, this is not the case for colobines, which are widely distributed in Asian and African tropical forests. Colobines consume leaves, seeds and fruits, usually unripe. A group of proboscis monkeys (Colobinae, Nasalis larvatus) consisting of 1 alpha-male, 6 ...
Tuli Sonal S SS Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610-0284, - - 2013
Bacterial keratitis can cause significant morbidity from ulceration of the cornea and the resultant scarring. The use of steroids to decrease these complications is controversial with arguments for and against their use. The SCUT (Steroids for Corneal Ulcers Trial) was initiated in 2006 to definitively determine whether steroids in bacterial ...
Mirhosseini Seyed Jalil SJ Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, - - 2013
Renal dysfunction is a risk marker in patients who candidate for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Renal disorder is associated with prolonged stays in intensive care unit and hospital, morbidity and mortality. Aim of this study is specific evaluation of association between preoperative creatinine (Cr) with atrial fibrillation (AF) after ...
Aktaş Caner C Bülent Ecevit University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Zonguldak, - - 2013
Objective: This study investigated whether or not the stress and hypoxia, which are the effects of radiation on normal vascular endothelium, leading to the release of HIF-1α, VEGF, eIF2, TIA-1, and TSP-1 were related and the possibility of them stimulating angiogenesis.
 Materials and Methods: Twenty-four male Swiss Albino mice were ...
Hayashi Hideki - - 2013
Background: P wave ≥0.25mV in inferior leads (P pulmonale) occurs in chronic lung diseases that underlie atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of this study was to elucidate the prognostic value of P pulmonale for development of AF. Methods and Results: Digital analysis of 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) was conducted to enroll patients with ...
Wu Ming-Hsun - - 2013
Background: SMOFlipid® 20% is intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) containing long-chain triglycerides (LCT), medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), olive oil, and fish oil as a mixed emulsion containing α-tocopherol. The aim was to assess the efficacy of this new ILE in gastrointestinal surgery compared with MCT/LCT. Methods: In this prospective study, 40 patients ...
Monteiro Caio Márcio Oliveira - - 2013
In vitro effect of the association of the entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis bacteriophora HP88 and Heterorhabditis indica LPP1 with the essential oil of Lippia sidoides on engorged females of Rhipicephalus microplus was assessed. Engorged females with homogeneous weights (p > 0.05) were divided into six groups of ten ticks each (each female = ...
Mei-Dan Omer - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether, in patients with bilateral symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement, bilateral surgery under 1 anesthetic is safe and efficacious and allows a rapid return of function compared with staged procedures. Three groups were evaluated: in group 1 both hips were treated simultaneously, in group ...
Odsjö Tjelvar - - 2013
In the middle of the 1960s low reproductive rate was found in several osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nests in Sweden. Therefore a project was started to investigate the production and to collect unhatched eggs and shell fragments in different regions of Sweden during 1971-2008. Measurements of osprey eggs from museum collections ...
Younglee Doh - - 2013
Objective: We present a novel surgical method to preserve the inferior thyroidal vein and investigated its effectiveness in reducing postoperative transient hypocalcemia. Study Design: Retrospective cohort study Methods: From January to October 2012, 109 total thyroidectomy patients with bilateral central neck dissection were included in this study. The controls were ...
Rawlins Logan - - 2013
Little basic science data exists regarding the thickness of transected stomach as the limits of smaller gastric sleeves are created closer to the lesser curvature in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG). We sought to determine the tissue thickness trends along the staple line and examine what factors might predispose to thicker ...
Celikoglu Mevlut - - 2013
The aims of this study were to evaluate condylar and ramal mandibular vertical asymmetry in a patient group affected by unilateral (UCLP) and bilateral (BCLP) cleft lip and palate, and to compare the findings with a well-matched control group with normal occlusion. The study groups included 20 UCLP patients (12 ...
Varela Cesar - - 2013
Objective performance goals (OPGs) are a set of standardized end points generated from well documented historical controls against which new therapeutic procedures may be compared in single-arm studies. Recently, the Society for Vascular Surgery suggested a set of OPGs designed from vein bypass controls that could be used to evaluate ...
Stener Sven - - 2013
The aim of this study was to prospectively follow bone mineral areal mass (BMA) changes in the calcaneii, hips, and lumbar spine after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using hamstring tendon autografts. Patients with a unilateral ACL injury scheduled for reconstruction were included in the study. The BMA mass was measured ...
Ye Cui - - 2013
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of group distal movement of lower teeth obtained with the aid of direct usage of miniscrews in the retromolar area and indirect usage of miniscrews in the posterior area of the maxillary. Nineteen patients with mild-to-moderate class III malocclusion (4 ...
Bai Jing J Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Jinan Maternity and Child Care Hospital, Jinan, Shandong 250001, P.R. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare carboprost with oxytocin for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in females with a high risk of PPH undergoing cesarean delivery. Patients were randomly divided into three groups that received different uterotonics (oxytocin, carboprost and oxytocin plus carboprost) during cesarean section, following ...
Doody K K Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick. - - 2013
Accurate recording of adverse events post hip fracture surgery is vital for planning and allocating resources. The purpose of this study was to compare adverse events recorded prospectively at point of care with adverse recorded by the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) System. The study examined a two month period from ...
Concistrè Giovanni G Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, G. Pasquinucci Heart Hospital, Fondazione CNR-G. Monasterio, Massa, Italy. - - 2013
High-risk patients referred for aortic valve replacement (AVR) may benefit from sutureless technology in order to reduce mortality and morbidity. Herein is described the authors' initial experience and short-term results of the sutureless 3f Enable aortic bioprosthesis. A total of 28 patients (19 females, nine males; mean age 76.8 +/- ...
Kim Bum Soo - - 2013
To evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of nontransected ventral onlay-augmented urethroplasty using an autologous saphenous vein graft in a rabbit model of urethral stricture. Ten white male rabbits weighing 3.0-3.5 kg were selected, and a long tract urethral stricture was generated by excising an 0.8-cm wide and 2-cm long portion ...
Komínek Pavel - - 2013
To evaluate whether the presence of dacryolith is a predictive factor for successful dacryocystorhinostomy. The success rate of endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (EDCR) performed to relieve obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct was evaluated according to the presence of dacryolithiasis. The surgical results of patients with (group I) and without dacryoliths (group II) ...
Mokhles M Mostafa - - 2013
To assess allograft function over time after the Ross procedure. Prospective multicentre registry. 10 cardiac surgery departments in Germany and the Netherlands. Among 1775 consecutive adult patients (mean age 43.7±12.0) who underwent the Ross procedure, 1645 (93%) received an allograft (pulmonary=1612, aortic=12, unknown=21), 120 (6%) a bioprosthesis, and 5 (0.3%) ...
Minutolo Roberto - - 2013
Knowledge on anaemia management in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) patients regularly followed in renal clinics is scarce although being essential to identifying areas of therapeutic improvement. We prospectively evaluated anaemia management in two visits, performed 6 months apart, in 755 prevalent ND-CKD stage 3b-5 patients followed in 19 nephrology ...
Zhang Ming Qing - - 2013
To evaluate a novel designed degradable ureteral stent. A total of 24 male Beagles, each with bilateral stents implanted (a biodegradable ureteral 4.5-Fr stent and a standard 4-Fr biostable stent) were divided into four groups. Intravenous pyelography, B-mode ultrasonography, and blood and urine tests were carried out before the procedure ...
Cavallini Giorgio - - 2013
We tested the hypothesis that letrozole increases sperm count in non-obstructive azoospermic or cryptozoospermic patients with a testosterone (T)/17-beta-2-oestradiol (E2) ratio <10. Forty-six patients with no chromosomal aberrations were randomized into two groups: 22 received letrozole 2.5 mg per day for 6 months (Group 1: 6 azoospermic+16 cryptozoospermic patients), while 24 ...
Wright Philip R - - 2013
This study evaluates whether the recently described lateral mortise (LM) approach to therapeutic ankle injections can also be used to inject the ankle prior to magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) without impairing the evaluation of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL). An IRB-approved, retrospective review of ankle MRAs performed using the LM ...
Ruiz-Ibán Miguel A - - 2013
C-reactive protein (CRP) is often used as an infection marker in orthopaedic patients and in particular after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. The aim of this study is to obtain the reference values of CRP during the first month after an ACL reconstruction and to analyse the epidemiological and ...
Zemer Orly - - 2013
To examine if the tension at the site of a urethral anastomosis can be relieved by performing either a crural release technique or an ischial osteotomy technique. Cadaveric study and 2 case reports. Adult male cat cadavers (n = 18). Cats were divided into 2 groups; crural release (n = 9) and ischial osteotomy ...
Drai J - - 2013
The aim of this study was to present the results of the 2year outcome of I-Stop TOMS™ transobturator sling for post-prostatectomy (UIPP) minor to moderate male urinary incontinence treatment. A prospective, single center study, including 26 patients with minor to moderate IUPP and operated on using a suburethral sling (MS) ...
Patel Premal - - 2013
To investigate the necessity for continuous cystoscopic surveillance of inverted papilloma (IP), including tumors exhibiting mixed morphology (IP with focal papillary architecture). We retrieved all cases of de novo ("primary") IP, diagnosed in our institution during 10 years (from January 2000 to December 2009), from the information database. Patients with ...
Poyrazoglu Huseyin Hakan - - 2013
This study aims to evaluate whether or not the method of right vertical axillary minithoracotomy (RVAM) is preferable to and as reliable as conventional sternotomy surgery, and also assesses its cosmetic results. Thirty-three patients (7 males, 26 females) with atrial septal defect were admitted to the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic of ...
Palombi Claudio - - 2013
Proper calving management of dairy herds is a crucial aspect of the bovine life cycle, as it has profound effects on calf viability and on the post-partum course of the dam. The objectives of this study were to monitor the calving process through the use of a remote alarm system ...
Vyas Jigish B JB Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Dr. Virendra Desai Road, Nadiad, Gujarat, - - 2013
To analyze the results of balloon dilatation for short segment male urethral strictures. Retrospective analysis was done of 120 patients undergoing urethral balloon dilatation since January 2004 to January 2012. The inclusion criteria for analysis was a short segment (less than 1.5 cm) stricture, exclusion criteria were pediatric, long (more ...
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