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Kawahara Takashi - - 2013
This study investigated the correlation between the operation time using two different power settings of a Ho: YAG laser. A total of 68 patients underwent cystolithotripsy from April 2010 to October 2011 In Fifty-six of these patients underwent cystolithotripsy by one surgeon using a Ho: YAG laser for bladder calculi. ...
Sempa Joseph B - - 2013
There is conflicting data on long-term CD4 immune recovery after combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings. Virologic suppression is rarely documented in cohorts from sub-Saharan Africa so objective evidence of adherence is biologically unsubstantiated. We sought to investigate long-term patterns of immune recovery in Ugandan patients on ART with ...
Aderounmu Ao - - 2013
Calotropis Procera (CP) has been used in the management of toothache, fresh skin burns, gum bleeding as well as others to make it qualify as a medicinal plant. This study was designed to assess its wound-healing property in rabbits and its potentials for anti keloidal activity.Fresh latex of Calotropis were ...
Mamas E - - 2013
To evaluate the efficacy of sperm pooling in the treatment of male infertility with the use of intrauterine tuboperitoneal insemination (IUTPI). A total of 169 cycles of IUTPI were performed in 69 couples with mild male factor infertility. Pooled semen samples were used in 115 cycles (Group A), whereas a ...
Hoskins Andrew J - - 2013
Across an individual's life, foraging decisions will be affected by multiple intrinsic and extrinsic drivers that act at differing timescales. This study aimed to assess how female Australian fur seals allocated foraging effort and the behavioural changes used to achieve this at three temporal scales: within a day, across a ...
Alsaidi Mohammed M Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Health System, 2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, United - - 2013
Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) is a common problem in adult neurosurgical patients. The incidence of POUR is unknown and the etiology has not been well established. POUR can lead to urogenital damage, prolonged hospital stay, higher cost, and infection. This study elucidates several risk factors that contribute to POUR in ...
Zaitoun Moustafa M - - 2013
To compare the long term impact on ovarian reserve between laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy with bipolar electrocoagulation and laparotomic cystectomy with suturing for ovarian endometrotic cyst. 121 patients with benign ovarian endometroitic cysts were randomised to either laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy using bipolar electrocoagulation (61 patients) or laparotomic ovarian cystectomy using sutures ...
Tang Liang L Department of Biology, Shanghai Normal University, 100 Guilin Road, 1st Educational Building 323 Room, Shanghai, 200234 P. R. - - 2013
Dianous zhujianqingi Tang & Li, 2011 syn. n. is synonymised with Dianous cyaneovirens (Cameron, 1930). Additional records of Dianous yao Rougemont, 1981, Dianous haraldi Puthz, 2000 and Dianous huanghaoi Tang & Li, 2011 are provided.
Mathis Wayne N WN Department of Entomology, NHB 169, PO Box 37012; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, - - 2013
A revision of the shore-fly genus Hydrochasma Hendel. The species of the genus Hydrochasma Hendel are revised, including 27 new species (type locality in parenthesis): H. andeum (Ecuador. Guayas: Boliche (02°07.7'S, 79°35.5'W)), H. annae (United States. Utah. Grand: Swasey Beach (15.3 km N Green River; 39°07'N, 110°06.6'W; Green River; 1255 ...
Shaukat Yasir Y Institute of Orthopaedics, St. Lucas Hospital, Winschoten, - - 2013
In current times, knee arthroscopy is the most common orthopaedic procedure. Over the years, the preferential method of anaesthesia has been general or spinal anaesthesia. The use of local anaesthesia (LA) in knee arthroscopies has been mentioned in surprisingly few orthopaedic publications over the past few decades. This reflects the ...
Tian Mingyi M Department of Entomology, College of Natural Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University, no. 483, Wushan Road, Guangzhou, 510640, - - 2013
The lancanjiang species group of the termitophilous ground beetle genus Orthogonius Macleay, 1825, is defined and reviewed. This group is characterized by the black and rather elongate body, dense punctation on head and elytra, long and slender appendages, thin fore tibiae, and elytral interval 3 without a subapical setiferous pore. ...
Liu Shaohui S Department of Ophthalmology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center-Shreveport, Shreveport, La., - - 2013
We report a challenging case of recurrent flat anterior chamber without hypotony after trabeculectomy in a 54-year-old Black male with a remote history of steroid-treated polymyositis, cataract surgery, and uncontrolled open angle glaucoma. The patient presented with a flat chamber on postoperative day 11, but had a normal fundus exam ...
Roháček Jindřich J Department of Entomology, Silesian Museum, Tyršova 1, CZ-746 01 Opava, Czech Republic; Email: - - 2013
World representatives of the genus Arganthomyza Roháček, 2009 (Diptera, Anthomyzidae) are reviewed, keyed and their relationships are discussed on the basis of a phylogenetic analysis of morphological characters. The Nearctic species of Arganthomyza are revised, described and illustrated, and first data about their biology and distribution are given. Five new ...
Fikáček Martin M Affiliation: unknown; Email: - - 2013
Cercyon bononiensis Chiesa, 1964 was described from two specimens collected in northern Italy in 1924-1925. For some time, these specimens were identified as C. inquinatus Wollaston, 1854. Only 40 years later, having examined the type of the latter species, Chiesa (1964) realized that the two specimens belonged to an undescribed ...
Cohran Valeria V Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, - - 2013
Investigate the efficacy of risedronate sodium (Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, USA) for treating reduced lumbar spine (LS) bone mineral density (BMD) in non-ambulatory patients. Nine (10-39 years, mean age 23.0 years, 7 males) in the risedronate arm and 10 (10-35 years, mean age 21.4 years, 8 males) in the placebo ...
Iizuka Haku H Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-39-22 Showa, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8511, Japan. - - 2013
We retrospectively investigated the radiographic findings in patients with atlanto-axial subluxation (AAS) due to rheumatoid arthritis, and clarified the effect of reduction of the atlanto-axial angle (AAA) on the cranio-cervical and subaxial angles. Forty-one patients, consisting of 29 females and 12 males, with AAS treated by surgery were reviewed. The ...
Mittag Falk F Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital Tuebingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Strasse 3, 72076 Tuebingen - - 2013
Proximal metatarsal osteotomy combined with a distal soft-tissue procedure is a common treatment for moderate to severe hallux valgus. Secure stabilisation of the metatarsal osteotomy is necessary to avoid complications such as delayed union, nonunion or malunion as well as loss of correction. The aim of this study was to ...
Bi Y - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To modify the method for creating an abdominal aortic aneurysm in rabbits, and to study its performance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 24 New Zealand white rabbits were induced topically with 10 μl of porcine elastase (0, 0.1, 5 and 10 units μl(-1)) to define the optimal concentration (groups A-D). Twelve ...
Khan Imran I R.G KAR Medical College, Khudiram Bose Sarani, P 318 B, CIT Road, Scheme 6M, Kankurgachi, Kolkata 700004 - - 2013
India has high incidence of Gallbladder carcinoma with regional variation in incidence possibly due to environmental factors. Prospective study of all the gall bladder cancer in our hospital over 18 months analysing how the epidemiological factors are influencing the disease. Incidence-Four cases per 100,000 populations per year. The peak incidence was ...
Montisci R - - 2012
PURPOSE: During carotid endarterectomy (CEA), an intolerance to the cross-clamping (CC) can occur. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether preoperative magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) can predict CC intolerance. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-one patients (57 males, 14 females, mean age 71.8 years, age range 46-86 years) underwent 71 ...
Hameed Nadia - - 2012
Postoperative serum cortisol is used as an indicator of Cushing's disease (CD) remission following transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) and guides (controversially) the need for immediate adjuvant treatment for CD. We investigated postoperative cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels as predictors of remission/recurrence in CD in a large retrospective cohort of patients ...
Nakamura Michio - - 2012
We have analyzed the ranging patterns of the Mimikire group (M group) of chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania. During 16 years, the chimpanzees moved over a total area of 25.2 or 27.4 km(2), as estimated by the grid-cell or minimum convex polygon (MCP) methods, respectively. Annually, the M group ...
Borzabadi-Farahani Ali - - 2012
Objectives :  This preliminary retrospective study assessed the dentoskeletal effect of late maxillary protraction (LMP; reverse-pull headgear, Class III elastics, and maxillary sutural loosening) in unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) patients versus a control group of untreated UCLP patients. Materials and Methods :  Cephalograms taken at age 13 to ...
Baglini Roberto - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The appropriate treatment strategy for secondary stroke prevention in patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale (PFO) remains challenging. The aim of this study was to describe a case series of patients with PFO and complex septal anatomy who underwent percutaneous correction using a FIGULLA (Occlutech®) septal occluder ...
Bayraktar Cem - - 2012
ObjectivesThe aim of this study is to investigate the effect of early intranasal steroid administration on wound healing after sinus surgery.Study DesignRandomized, placebo-controlled, blinded animal study.SettingAnimal laboratory.Subjects and MethodsForty-two male New Zealand rabbits underwent bilateral 3-mm punch resection of the concha nasalis ventralis. The animals were divided into 3 groups: ...
Lubelski Daniel - - 2012
Object The goal of this study was to compare the urological complications in patients after anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) with and without the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2). Methods The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who underwent ALIF with and without rhBMP-2 ...
Peñarrocha-Diago Ma - - 2012
Objective: To evaluate the effects of different hemostatic agents upon the outcome of periapical surgery. Design: A retrospective study was made of patients subjected to periapical surgery between 2006-2009 with the ultrasound technique and using MTA as retrograde filler material. We included patients with a minimum follow-up of 12 months, ...
Rosa Fernández-Torres - - 2012
Abstract Introduction: Efficacy and safety of etanercept have been proved in numerous clinical trials; however efficacy is determined by means of PASI 75 and few studies consider the maintenance of long-term response. The aim of this study is to provide data on long-term response to etanercept monotherapy in daily practice ...
Silva Bruna Fernanda da - - 2012
The seasonal factors that influence Oestrus ovis infestation in sheep were determined in Botucatu, State of São Paulo, Southwestern Brazil, from April 2008 to March 2011. Two tracer lambs were monthly exposed to natural infestation by O. ovis larvae for 28 consecutive days, by grazing with a sheep flock. Tracer ...
Tanghetti Emil - - 2012
Background: Gender differences in skin and acne have been reported. Objective: To evaluate the effect of gender on the ef!cacy and tolerability of dapsone 5% gel. Methods: This was a pooled analysis of data from 2 identical phase 3 randomized, double-blind, and vehicle-controlled trials (DAP0203 and DAP0204) of dapsone 5% ...
Tsutsui T - - 2012
As a step towards elucidation of the timing and mechanism of the determination of the number of ovulated ova in dogs, we excised one ovary 2, 5 and 8 days after the beginning of vulval bleeding and examined whether the lost ovulation function, assessed by estimating the number of ovulated oocytes, ...
Teixeira P P M - - 2012
In vitro embryo production is a cutting-edge technology in constant evolution and has been used routinely. With the objective of improving genetic value, recent studies have been focused on the production of high-performance descendants from early prepubertal animals. The aim of this study was to compare hormonal protocols of ovarian ...
Angadi D S DS Northampton General Hospital, Cliftonville, Northampton NN1 5BD, UK. - - 2012
The aim of this prospective randomised study was to compare the clinical and radiological results of a cemented all-polyethylene Ultima acetabular component with those of a cementless porous-coated acetabular component (PFC) following total hip replacement (THR). A total of 287 patients received either a polyethylene acetabular component (group A) or a ...
Beaulé Paul E PE Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital-General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Box 502, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6, Canada. - - 2012
Substantial acetabular cartilage damage is commonly present in patients suffering from femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). A better understanding of which patient is at risk of developing substantial cartilage damage is critical for establishing appropriate treatment guidelines. We asked: (1) Does the cam deformity severity in FAI as assessed by alpha ...
Bhasker Shashi Kumar SK King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - - 2012
This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of post-trabeculectomy topical bevacizumab, in preventing bleb failure. A total of 11 females and 12 males were enrolled for the study. After a complete ophthalmic evaluation, the patients underwent trabeculectomy. Full ophthalmic examination was done the next day, which included visual ...
Zhang Zhihong - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the surgical instrument, the double-slice retractor of pelvis (DBR), for the division of the vascular pedicles from the bladder and prostate in male patients with complex pelvis during radical cystectomy. METHODS: Radical cystectomy was performed on 140 male patients (all cases body mass index >28 kg/m(2), 29 ...
Kreuz Peter C - - 2012
PURPOSE: The influence of gender on the biomechanical outcome after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) including isokinetic muscle strength measurements has not been investigated. The present prospective study was performed to evaluate gender-specific differences in the biomechanical function 48 months after ACI. METHODS: Fifty-two patients (mean age 35.6 ± 8.5 years) that met our inclusion ...
Gelardi Matteo - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Nasal hyperreactivity is the symptomatic expression of vasomotor rhinitis. This study describes a typical nasal reaction, represented by a "volley of sneezes" found in some patients during nasal endoscopy, and to assess the possible correlation between hyperreactivity and a particular clinical and cytological condition. METHODS: We studied 671 rhinological ...
Hoda M Raschid - - 2012
WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Surgical treatment options for male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) include collagen injection, artificial urinary sphincter, or male sling placement. In recent years, various minimally invasive sling systems have been investigated as treatment options for post-prostatectomy SUI. One of the ...
Tatsuno Ryohei - - 2012
Maturation-associated changes in the internal distribution of tetrodotoxin (TTX) in the goby Yongeichthys criniger were investigated in 29 and 40 female specimens collected from Okinawa, Japan, from August 2008 to June 2009 (Group I), and from November 2009 to August 2010 (Group II), respectively. In Group I, based on changes ...
Ghorbani Ali - - 2012
Although blockade of renin-angiotensin system have been cited as the first line of therapy for the management of diabetic nephropathy (DN), however in a substantial number of patients, progression of renal disease are not completely halted by these agents. We have conducted a double blinded clinical trial to assess the ...
Van Belle Y L E - - 2012
Adenosine infusion after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with radiofrequency energy reveals dormant muscular sleeves and predicts atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. The aim of our study was to determine whether adenosine could reveal dormant PV sleeves after cryoballoon isolation and study its effect on long-term recurrence of AF. Patients with paroxysmal ...
Wang Hui-Ren - - 2012
To study the therapeutic efficacy of the "sandwich" method (medical glue + gelatin sponge + medical glue) of spinal dural repair for preventing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks during treatment of subdural tumors. Fifty-four patients with spinal subdural tumors treated between April 2007 and June 2011 were retrospectively investigated. The patients were divided into two ...
Rhiu Soolienah - - 2012
BACKGROUND: To investigate the changes of epiblepharon by evaluating the severity of epiblepharon before and after induction of general anesthesia. METHODS: Sixty-three pediatric patients (126 eyes) underwent surgery for epiblepharon between April 2008 and September 2008 (35 females, 28 males; average age: 4.74 years). The severity of epiblepharon in each eye ...
Park H-J - - 2012
To evaluate the clinical utility of the meniscal extrusion transverse ratio of the medial meniscus in the diagnosis of meniscal root tear compared with the gold standard of arthroscopic diagnosis. This retrospective study sample included 32 males and 35 females who underwent MRI at our institution. There were 24 meniscal ...
Zhu Hua - - 2012
Aim:  The aim of this study was to investigate histological and biomechanical properties of oviduct anastomosis with 2-octyl cyanoacrylate (OCA) in the rabbit. Material and Methods:  Sixty female rabbits were randomly divided equally into three groups: A (control), B (traditional catgut suture), and C (non-suture technique using OCA). After suture ...
Stein Assaf A Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Tel Aviv, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba 44281, Israel. - - 2012
To investigate the prevalence of cholelithiasis among patients treated with ezetimibe. A retrospective, case-control study based on computerized medical records from patients of the Clalit Health Services, Sharon-Shomron region, from 2000 to 2009. Patients 20-85 years of age, who had been treated with ezetimibe and statins or statins only for ...
El-Maghraby Eman M F - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the biostimulative and regenerative effects of low intensity laser irradiation (LILT) (applied before or after initiation of radiotherapy) on gamma irradiated rats' jaw bones. METHODS: Forty eight male Albino rats were equally divided into two groups: group 1, in which ...
Simioni Livio - - 2013
Standard venom immunotherapy involves the administration of the maintenance dose every 4 to 6 weeks. This regimen may have adherence problems, especially in the long term; thus, extended intervals have been proposed. We prospectively compared the efficacy of 3- or 4-month extended maintenance dose vs the conventional regimen. Patients receiving ...
Yurekli Ismail - - 2013
A common problem encountered in routine daily practice of cardiovascular surgery is migration of smooth muscle cells leading to intimal hyperplasia developing at vascular anastomosis sites which then causes luminal narrowing. The aim of this study was to investigate the antiproliferative effect of 1,25 (OH)2D3 on intimal hyperplasia. Twenty-one male ...
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