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Azarmina Mohsen M Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2013
To explore functional visual recovery after retinal reattachment surgery employing full-field electroretinography (ffERG). In this case series, scotopic and photopic ffERGs were compared 2 days before, and 1, 3 and 6 months after successful scleral buckling for total rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). Main outcome measures were changes in ERG a-and ...
Osman Nadir I - - 2013
The use of synthetic slings for the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) has increased over the last decade. Several sling designs and techniques are now available. The purpose of this review is to summarize the past literature with a focus on more recent contributions. The recent literature focusses ...
Theunissen Sigrid - - 2013
The aim of this study is to observe the effects of dark chocolate on endothelial function after a series of successive apnea dives in non-thermoneutral water. Twenty breath-hold divers were divided into two groups: a control group (8 males and 2 females) and a chocolate group (9 males and 1 ...
Mooney Ryan R Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado, 13123 East 16th Ave, B060, Aurora, CO 80045 USA ; The University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO - - 2013
The goal of prosthetic fitting is to provide comfort and functionality to the patient. It is thought that incorporating the use of standing anterior-posterior long leg radiographs (LLR) into the fitting of lower extremity prostheses will provide an objective guide when making adjustments, and be a better assessment of alignment. ...
Pailhé R - - 2013
Pudendal nerve neurapraxia is a classic complication after traction on the fracture table. Diagnosis, however, is difficult and often overlooked, especially after arthroscopy in traction on fracture table; incidence is therefore not known exactly. The study hypothesis was that incidence of pudendal nerve neuropathy exceeds 1% after hip arthroscopy. Results ...
Dag Ilknur - - 2013
The objective of the study was to investigate biofilm formation on Merocel(®) and silicone nasal splint after nasal septal surgery. 50 patients who were scheduled to undergo nasal septal surgery were included in this study. The patients were randomized into receiving an insert of Merocel(®) or silicone splint after septoplasty. ...
Kathpalia Rohit - - 2013
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of phallic stretch on bulbous urethral stricture while performing retrograde urethrography (RUG). Methods: Between July 2009 and June 2012, 197 adult males with stricture pattern on uroflowmetry underwent RUG. Two films were taken, first without (film A) and second ...
Seaborn Geoffrey E J - - 2013
In patients with normal hearts, increased vagal tone is associated with onset of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Vagal denervation of the atria renders AF less inducible. Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (CPVI) is effective for treating paroxysmal and persistent AF, and has been shown to impact heart rate variability (HRV) indices, ...
Goldberg E - - 2013
We aimed to assess differences in bacterial intensities of Bacteroidetes phylum and different clostridial species in the human intestines with respect to C. difficile infection. Patients with a stool assay for C. difficile toxin were identified via the microbiology laboratory in our institute. Bacterial populations were quantified from stool samples ...
Choi Min-Gew - - 2013
Use of ultrasonically activated shears (UAS) is gaining popularity in open surgery but without concrete evidence. We conducted a prospectively randomized study to assess the efficacy of ultrasonic dissection in open gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Patients with gastric cancer who were to undergo gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection were ...
Aldrian S - - 2013
Female patients not only demonstrate an increased risk for injury, but also a poorer response following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. However, no study has investigated gender-related differences between computer-navigated single-bundle (SB) and double-bundle (DB) ACL reconstruction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of gender on ...
Nakamura Yosikazu - - 2013
Background: The long-term outcomes of Kawasaki disease (KD) are unknown.Methods: Fifty-two collaborating hospitals collected data on all patients who had received a new definite diagnosis of KD between July 1982 and December 1992. Patients were followed until December 31, 2009 or death. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were calculated based on ...
García Mauricio - - 2013
Triatoma dimidiata, a Chagas disease vector distributed in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador, has been studied using genetic markers and four groups have been defined by ITS-2 sequences: 1A, 1B, 2 and 3. To gather evidence on the divergence and reproductive isolation among T. dimidiata ITS-2 groups, ...
Lindgren Johan - - 2013
Mosasaurs are secondarily aquatic squamates that became the dominant marine reptiles in the Late Cretaceous about 98-66 million years ago. Although early members of the group possessed body shapes similar to extant monitor lizards, derived forms have traditionally been portrayed as long, sleek animals with broadened, yet ultimately tapering tails. ...
Julliac B - - 2013
Epileptiform discharges (ED) can occur during sevoflurane induction, especially in young female patients and when high alveolar concentrations are used. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether low sevoflurane concentration reduces the occurrence of ED in female patients. Thirty-four female patients scheduled for minor gynecological surgery were prospectively ...
Onoda Yoshito - - 2013
To elucidate the effects of intra-articular haemorrhage on the joint capsule of immobilized knees in rats. The unilateral knee joints were immobilized using a plastic plate and screws. Sham operated rats had only screws inserted. A single injection of fresh autologous blood was given postoperatively into the knee joints of ...
Mahieu Maurice - - 2013
Gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) are increasingly resistant to anthelmintic drugs worldwide, so integrated control methods are more and more needed for the sustainability of small ruminant farming. Such methods rely on knowledge in epidemiology, physiology, and genetics. Ecological studies have highlighted the effect of host density on parasite populations, and in ...
Harmankaya Atif - - 2013
This study aims to investigate the potential contributions of the right ventricle (RV) performance evaluated using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) on the assessment of the severity and prognosis of sepsis. The study was completed with 55 patients (male/female 26/29, age 66.9 ± 20.3 years) and 28 healthy controls (male/female 14/14, ...
Habib George - - 2013
Intra-articular corticosteroid injection (IACI) of betamethasone depot preparation is a popular procedure at the knee joint. Intra-articular corticosteroid injection in general could be associated with systemic effects including suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. There are nearly no reports on the effect of IACI of betamethasone at the knee joint on ...
Assaf Alexandre T - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the potential of tissue fluorescence imaging by using Visually Enhanced Lesion Scope (VELscope(®)) for the detection of osteonecrosis of the jaw induced by bisphosphonates (BRONJ). We investigated 20 patients (11 females and 9 males; mean age 74 years, standard deviation ± 6.4 years), over ...
Zeng Jingjing - - 2013
The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the upper airway changes after rapid maxillary expansion utilizing CBCT. 16 children (10 male, 6 female) with a mean age of 12.73±1.73 years underwent RME as part of their comprehensive orthodontic treatment with4,6-banded hyrax expanders. The screws were activated 2 turns ...
Seo Mi Hyun - - 2013
Arterial microanastomoses with small-caliber vessels, such as those with an internal diameter less than 0.2 mm, are susceptible to inadvertent twisting. A total of 20 supermicroanastomoses were performed in the superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA)-based flap model of ten 10-week old, 300- to 350-g male Sprague-Dawley rats. Two rats with ...
Adas G - - 2013
The aim of the study is to investigate the healing effect of the bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) on ischemic colon anastomosis in systemic application and to recovery the adverse effect of ischemia. Fourty male Wistar Albino rats weigthing 250-300 g were divided into four equal groups (n=10 Group ...
Namir Sody A - - 2013
We present the case of a male born prematurely at 32 weeks gestation by cesarean section following overt symptoms of maternal preeclampsia. He developed severe penoscrotal edema anew one month from birth. No remarkable exposure or trauma was identified. This unexplained swelling remained uniform till 4 months of age, while ...
Pachore Jawahir A - - 2013
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) are the most widely practiced surgical options for arthritis all over the world and its application is rising in India. Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons (ISHKS) has established a joints registry and has been collecting data for last 6 ...
Huang Yiau-Min - - 2013
A new species belonging to the new Ototomoensis Group, Orthopodomyia ototomoensis Huang and Rueda, is described from Ototomo, Cameroon. Diagnostic features for separating members of Nkolbissonensis Group and Ototomoensis Group from other Orthopodomyia groups are provided. Two supplemental keys are presented: "A Pictorial Key to the Species of the Genus ...
Roessner Eric - - 2013
The combination of neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy and parenchyma-preserving sleeve resection for lung cancer remains controversial because of potentially increased rate of anastomotic breakdown. We analyzed the effects of applying a decellularized human dermis transplant seeded with autologous fibroblasts in a rodent sleeve resection model with neoadjuvant radiotherapy. A total of 64 ...
Smirthwaite Goldina - - 2013
Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to investigate national indication criteria tool for cataract extraction (NIKE), a clinical tool for establishing levels of indications for cataract surgery, in relation to gender differences in waiting times for cataract extraction (CE). Methods:  Data were collected by The Swedish National Cataract Register ...
Hoffmann Martin F - - 2013
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) (INFUSE, Medtronic, Memphis, TN, USA) has been used off-label for posterolateral lumbar fusions for many years. The goal of this study was to evaluate the complications requiring reoperation associated with rhBMP-2 application for posterolateral lumbar fusions. During a 7-year period of time (2002-2009), all ...
Lu Hua - - 2013
We describe the case of a large pseudoaneurysm after transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus in a 42-year old male who developed back pain and dyspnoea 6 months subsequent to the first procedure. The patient's pseudoaneurysm was successfully treated using Talent prostheses (Medtronic AVE, Santa Rosa, CA, USA), though the ...
Yamashita Kizuku - - 2013
The efficacy of a sutureless technique for postoperative pulmonary venous stenosis (PVS) following repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) has been reported, though detailed clinical advantages remain unclear. We retrospectively reviewed our surgical experience, and compared outcomes between conventional procedures and a sutureless technique. For relief of postoperative ...
Cantisani V - - 2013
To assess the effectiveness of semiquantitative elastosonography (Q-elastography) compared with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in differentiating the nature of thyroid nodules. Forty-eight consecutive patients (35 males, 13 females, range: 34-69 years, mean: 49.4 years), candidate to surgery, previously detected at color-Doppler ultrasound (CDUS), were prospectively examined with elastosonography with dedicated semiquantitative ...
Hillelsohn Joel H - - 2013
Objectives- Sonography is a noninvasive, office-based diagnostic tool often used for evaluation of subfertile men. Previous studies have suggested that a resistive index (RI) greater than 0.6 is associated with impaired spermatogenesis. We sought to validate this threshold in a urologic patient population presenting for infertility evaluation. Methods- We retrospectively ...
González Rubio-Medina E - - 2013
Pars planitis is an intermediate uveitis with bilateral and asymmetric presentation. The etiology is unknown and pathogenesis is unclear. Treatment follows the algorithm of Foster, which includes selective photocoagulation. The mechanism of action of photocoagulation is still unknown. An observational, longitudinal, ambispective cohort study was performed with the objective of ...
Tokaç M - - 2013
Aim: In this randomized prospective clinical study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) before Milligan-Morgan hemorrhoidectomy on intraoperative procedures and postoperative complication rates to determine whether MBP is adventageous or not before elective anorectal surgeries. Methods: Forty patients who had internal grade III or IV ...
Van Nortwick Sarah S The Robert A. Chase Hand Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, - - 2013
Objective Contradictory reported arthritic patterns of the metacarpal surface of the trapezium include preferential volar wear, radial wear, and dorsal-ulnar sparing. We investigated whether a predominant wear pattern exists in surgical trapeziectomy for advanced thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis. Methods We examined 36 intact trapezia from 34 thumb CMC arthroplasty patients ...
Prajapati Jayesh S - - 2013
To evaluate the short and intermediate term outcome of percutaneous transluminal renal artery angioplasty (PTRA) and stenting particularly on blood pressure (BP) control and renal function and to evaluate predictors of poor BP response after successful PTRA and stenting. We conducted a prospective analysis of all patients who underwent PTRA ...
Andrade Jason G - - 2013
Atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is associated with PV to left atrium re-conduction. The purpose of our study was to prospectively determine if the use of intraprocedural corticosteroids to limit the extent of tissue edema and/or inflammation alters the prevalence of spontaneous and adenosine-induced acute PV ...
Xu Yansheng - - 2013
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of a modified CO2 laser technique for circumcision in adult males as compared with the conventional dorsal-slit method. Background data: Circumcision is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Although present techniques produce ...
Shrestha Malakh - - 2013
Total aortic arch replacement remains a surgical challenge. For the reimplantation of the supra-aortic vessels, either the en bloc (island) or branched graft technique (BGT) is used. The BGT has been proposed to have several advantages over the classical island technique. The purpose of this study was to compare the ...
Traibi Akram - - 2013
OBJECTIVESThe role of anatomical pulmonary segmentectomy is increasing, but there are few data about its complication rate. We have analysed the postoperative morbidity, mortality and risk factors in a consecutive series of 228 segmentectomies performed in our department.METHODSBetween January 2007 and December 2011, 221 patients underwent 228 segmentectomies. There were ...
Sandiford Nemandra A - - 2013
We prospectively reviewed the clinical and radiological outcome of the first 32 patients (32 hips) undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty using a Trabecular Metal™ coated tapered femoral component. Seventeen males and 15 females were included. Average age was 71.6 years (range 61.5-85 years). Mean duration of follow-up was 34 months ...
Alexiev V - - 2013
We compared the Baska(®) mask with the single-use classic laryngeal mask airway (cLMA) in 150 females at low risk for difficult tracheal intubation in a randomised, controlled clinical trial. We found that median (IQR [range]) seal pressure was significantly higher with the Baska mask compared with the cLMA (40 (34-40 ...
Kukkonen Juha - - 2013
The minimal clinically important difference (MCID) is increasingly used to evaluate treatment effectiveness. The MCID for the Constant score has not been previously reported. A prospectively collected cohort of 802 consecutive shoulders with arthroscopically treated partial- or full-thickness rotator cuff tears was analyzed. The Constant score was measured preoperatively and ...
Sweeney Katie - - 2013
This retrospective study evaluates the health related quality of life (HRQL) of patients following unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) compared to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for osteoarthritis treatment. The Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis index (WOMAC) and the Oxford Knee score (OKS) were recorded at baseline, 3 and 6months. Analysis of ...
Bagheri Reza R Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplant Research Center, Emam Reza Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2013
Esophageal cancer is among the most common gastrointestinal cancers for which the main treatment is surgery. This study was undertaken to analyze the results of Botox injection in preventing gastric stasis in these patients. 60 patients with esophageal cancer in the middle and lower third parts were included in our ...
De Bortoli Alessandro - - 2013
The adjunctive ablation of areas of complex fractionated electrogram (CFE) to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an emerging strategy for patients with non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). We studied the long-term outcomes of this approach. Sixty-six patients (mean age 58 ± 9, 86.4 % male) with non-paroxysmal AF underwent ablation procedures consisting of PVI ...
Mahoney Mary-Helen - - 2013
The authors present a single surgeon's series of primary palatoplasty over a 10-year period in order to determine which presurgical factors might influence postoperative fistula rate and speech outcome. Data were prospectively acquired for all patients undergoing primary palatoplasty between January of 2000 and January of 2010. Standard demographic data ...
Mastronikolis Nicholas S - - 2013
Evaluation of the voice results after Wendler glottoplasty in male-to-female transsexuals (MFTs). Retrospective case series. We retrospectively reviewed 31 MFT patients treated with a Wendler glottoplasty technique. The procedure consists of the CO2-laser de-epithelialization of the anterior commissure along with the anterior third of the two vocal folds, the suturing ...
Bjorgul K - - 2013
A total of 397 hips were randomised to receive Metasul metal-on-metal (MoM), metal-on-conventional polyethylene (MoP) or ceramic-on-polyethylene (CoP) bearings using a cemented triple-tapered polished femoral component (MS-30). There were 129 MoM hips in 123 patients (39 male and 84 female, mean age 63.3 years (40.7 to 72.9)), 137 MoP hips in ...
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