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Saghaei Mahmoud M Department of Anesthesia, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
A retrospective study has shown lesser days of hospital stay in patients with increased levels of intra-operative end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2). It is probable that hypercapnia may exert its beneficial effects on patients' outcome through optimization of global hemodynamic and tissue oxygenation, leading to a lower rate of post-operative complications. ...
Lumbantobing Daniel N DN Department of Biological Sciences, The George Washington University, 2023 G Street. NW, Lisner Hall 340, Washington, D.C., 20052.; Email: - - 2014
Four new species of the minnow genus Rasbora of the Sumatrana group, R. arundinata, R. haru, R. maninjau, and R. bindumatoga, are described from northern Sumatra. Rasbora arundinata is distinguished from all congeners in the Sumatrana group by the black midlateral stripe overall forming a reed-leaf-like profile. Rasbora haru differs ...
Patello Thyago J C TJ Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Rua Augusto Corrêa, 01, CEP 66075-110, Belém, PA, Brazil.; Email: - - 2014
Of all the amycines, the acutidens group of species of Mago is one of the most commonly collected groups throughout the Amazon. Redescriptions of M. acutidens Simon and M. longidens Simon by Galiano initially helped separating the two species, but then it became clear that we were dealing with a ...
Guglielmino Adalgisa A Department of Agriculture, Forests, Nature and Energy, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, 01100 Italy.; Email: - - 2014
The Afrotropical species of Gonatopus Ljungh, 1810 group 3 are revised. A new species is described from Ghana, Eastern Region: G. schwarzorum Guglielmino & Olmi, sp. nov. A new key to the females of the Afrotropical species of Gonatopus group 3 is presented.
Liu Zhen Z State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology and Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China; Email: - - 2014
Two species groups (the grandiculus- and the metacarpalis-group) of genus Apanteles Foerster (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from China are revised and keyed, with eight new species, namely, A. muticiculus Liu & Chen, sp. n., A. parvus Liu & Chen, sp. n. and A. flavicapus Liu & Chen, sp. n. of the ...
Bieler Theresa T 0000-0001-9666-0027 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Unit, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals, University of Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Bakke 23, 2400 NV Copenhagen, Denmark ; Institute of Sports Medicine, Copenhagen, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals, University of Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Bakke 23, 2400 NV Copenhagen, - - 2014
Objective. Persistent weakness is a common problem after anterior cruciate ligament- (ACL-) reconstruction. This study investigated the effects of high-intensity (HRT) versus low-intensity (LRT) resistance training on leg extensor power and recovery of knee function after ACL-reconstruction. Methods. 31 males and 19 females were randomized to HRT (n = 24) ...
Cabric Emir - - 2014
To evaluate safety and efficacy of day care cataract surgery in developing country. This prospective study included 200 patients planned for cataract surgery during October and November 2012 divided in to two groups, day care cataract surgery (DCCS) and inpatient cataract surgery (ICS), with same number of male and female ...
Miranda Gil Felipe Gonçalves GF Laboratório de Entomologia Sistemática, Urbana e Forense - Coordenação de Biodiversidade - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia. Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil.; Email: - - 2014
Recent phylogenetic analyses of Ocyptamus Macquart, 1834 (Diptera, Syrphidae) confirmed the paraphyly of this genus and provided evidence to divide it into several monophyletic subgroups, of which the largest is the clade traditionally treated as the Ocyptamus tristis species group. This group is here redefined, divided into the genera Pelecinobaccha ...
Onen Mehmet Resid MR Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, - - 2014
Robotic spine surgery techniques provide reduced pedicle screw malposition and radiation exposure during surgery. The aim of this study is to review clinical and radiological results of robotic spine surgery. MATERIAL and The preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative data for 27 patients were reviewed. To reveal the effect of a learning ...
Wang Chin-Chou CC 0000-0003-2932-751X Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 83301, Taiwan ; Department of Public Health, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan ; Department of Respiratory Care, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Chiayi Campus, Chiayi City 613, - - 2014
Background. This study tested the hypothesis that circulating microparticles (MPs) are useful biomarkers for predicting one-year mortality in patients with end-stage non-small cell lung cancer (ES-NSCLC). Methods and Results. One hundred seven patients were prospectively enrolled into the study between April 2011 and February 2012, and each patient received regular ...
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
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.
 Twenty-four male Swiss Albino mice were separated into 4 groups. ...
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 ...
Daneshjoo A A Sports Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, - - 2013
The study investigates the effects of the 11+ and HarmoKnee injury prevention programmes on knee strength in male soccer players. Under-21-year-old players (n=36) were divided equally into: the 11+, HarmoKnee and control groups. The programmes were performed for 24 sessions (20-25 min each). The hamstrings and quadriceps strength were measured ...
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 ...
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