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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 ...
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 ...
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