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Turgeman Yoav - - 2012
Understanding the mechanism and the main components involved in rheumatic mitral regurgitation (MR) associated with dominant pliable mitral stenosis (MS) may improve our ability to repair some mixed rheumatic mitral valve pathologies. To assess mitral valve structural components in pure mitral stenosis versus mitral stenosis associated with mild regurgitation Using ...
Lee Yong Sang - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to assess the clinicopathologic features of patients with chyle leakage following thyroid cancer surgery without lateral neck dissection and to evaluate the factors associated with chyle leakage. METHODS: Of 3137 patients who underwent thyroid surgery between January 2006 and December 2007, 2314 patients ...
Khalil Abdalla - - 2012
Background: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the only potentially curative treatment for severe hemoglobinopathy (HGP). Late complications (LCs) are all events occurring beyond two years post-HSCT. We retrospectively analyzed prevalence, factors influencing occurrence, and prognosis of LCs post-HSCT for HGP. Patients and Methods: Between 2000 and 2011, 47 patients ...
Yilmazbas-Mecitoglu G - - 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of presynchronization with GnRH and PGF(2α) or with progesterone on overall Ovsynch (OVS) outcomes in noncyclic dairy cows. Cows were scanned 7 d apart with ultrasonography to determine cyclicity. Noncyclic cows (n = 281; no corpus luteum on ovaries at ...
Won Hoyoun - - 2013
The transient use of corticosteroid shortly after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation might prevent immediate and mid-term AF recurrence; however, the effective dosage for preventing AF recurrence has not been determined. In this study, we evaluated whether low-dose hydrocortisone is effective for the prevention of AF recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation ...
Li Chunmei - - 2012
Increasing evidence indicates that the expression of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in myocardium correlates with the severity of cardiac dysfunction in septic shock. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) on the expression of TNF-α in myocardium in septic shock pigs. Sixteen male ...
Tessaris D - - 2012
Background: To date, there is no agreement about the frequency or the features of thyroid abnormalities in McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS). The aim of our study was to detect thyroid abnormalities in a cohort of MAS children and adolescents and to give indications for their treatment and follow-up. Methods: In 36 ...
Yue Cheng - - 2012
We investigated the safety and efficacy of Shang Ring™ male circumcision and conventional sleeve resection circumcision in a randomized study. During the same period, 479 cases of Shang Ring circumcision and 354 of sleeve resection circumcision were performed. Complete followup data were evaluated on the 2 groups. Operative time, pain ...
Dib Luciana A - - 2012
The objectives of this prospective study were to evaluate the nuclear maturation stage and the presence and location of meiotic spindles of in vivo matured oocytes from infertile women with and without endometriosis (male or tubal causes of infertility) undergoing stimulated cycles for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). We also compared ...
Padulo J - - 2012
The present study investigated the effects of step frequency manipulation during training on slopes (2%) on biomechanical parameters at Iso-Efficiency Speed (without increasing the metabolic demand). 24 male marathon runners were randomly allocated to one of 2 training groups for 3 weeks: step frequency manipulation group (SFM, n=12) and free ...
Hod Roy - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of inlay "butterfly" cartilage tympanoplasty. METHODS: The files of 42 patients (24 were male, 18 were female) who underwent primary or revision inlay butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty in 2005 to 2011 at a tertiary medical center were reviewed. Patients were ...
Lucado Ann M - - 2012
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional. OBJECTIVES: To compare static strength characteristics of the upper extremity musculature in female recreational tennis players who have lateral epicondylalgia with those of non-symptomatic tennis players and a control group of women who do not play tennis. ...
Lozano-Calderón Santiago A - - 2012
Ankle arthroscopy has evolved as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. Traditionally, it is performed with traction because of the tight ankle joint space. Original traction techniques were invasive but have progressed to the commonly used noninvasive modalities. Recent reports have suggested traction may be unnecessary. The purpose of this study ...
Fernandes Fernanda Mara - - 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate the predatory activity of the fungus Duddingtonia flagrans (AC001) on infective larvae of Ancylostoma ceylanicum after gastrointestinal transit in hamsters. Twenty animals were used in the experiment, divided into two groups: a treated group (10 animals) and a control group (10 animals). ...
Montemurro Severino - - 2012
Aims and background. Covering stoma is the main method used to protect low-lying anastomosis after cancer proctectomy. Intraluminal rectal pressure could be a potential risk factor for anastomotic leakage. We present our personal experience with an alternative and original device, the transanal tube NO COIL®, evaluating its feasibility and safety ...
De Giovanni Luciano - - 2012
To report clinical experience and economical aspects concerning the use of a peri-urethral constrictor for the treatment of male urinary incontinence after surgery. Twelve patients were treated with the periurethral constrictor Vedise. They previously underwent prostate surgery and reported persistent urinary incontinence, subjectively judged as disabling. In all the cases ...
Neven Kars - - 2012
HIFU can achieve PVI, but severe esophageal complications have happened. We analyzed relative position of HIFU balloon catheter (BC) to esophageal temperature (ET) probe and correlated it to ET changes. Before each ablation relative position of HIFU BC to ET probe was recorded in RAO 30º and LAO 40º. We ...
Sozutek Alper - - 2012
This prospective study was conducted to compare the clinical outcomes of a 6-row 3-D linear cutter with the standard 4-row linear cutter in patients who underwent elective gastrointestinal surgery anastomosis. Patients who underwent elective open gastrointestinal surgery that included stapled anastomosis using a linear cutter (Proximate®, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH) ...
Shrestha B - - 2012
Echocardiographic reporting system is very poor in Nepal. No long-term feasibility and efficacy data about the echocardiography database with video clips has been studied. Snazzi Movie Studio S4 was used to convert analog video signals into MPEG2 and color photographs were converted into JPEG format for storage and use for ...
Karre Inga - - 2012
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Unlike other domestic mammals, in which metaphase-II oocytes are ovulated, canine ovulation is characterized by the release of primary oocytes, which may take 12 to up to 36 hours. Further 60 hours are needed for maturation to secondary oocytes which then remain fertile for about 48 hours. Oestrus ...
Wiewiorski Martin - - 2012
Charcot medial column and midfoot deformities are associated with rocker bottom foot, recurrent plantar ulceration, and consequent infection. The primary goal of surgical intervention is to realign and stabilize the plantar arch in a shoe-able, plantigrade alignment. Different fixation devices, including screws, plates, and external fixators, can be used to ...
de Sousa Ana Paula Cavalcanti - - 2012
Angiogenesis is a key process for wound healing. There are few reports of LED phototherapy on angiogenesis, mainly in vivo. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate histologically the angiogenesis on dorsal cutaneous wounds treated with laser (660 and 790 nm) or LEDs (700, 530, and 460 nm) in a ...
Zhao Lin-Bo - - 2012
Wingspan is the only FDA approved self-expanding stent for intracranial artery and known to have better delivery compared to balloon expandable stent. However, some delivery failure has been reported but incidence and mechanism of the failure have not been completely elucidated. We present the cause and mechanism of Wingspan deployment ...
Mollahoseini Reza - - 2012
Anterior interbody fusion of the cervical spine have become the gold standard for treating spinal diseases, hence the aim of this study was to compare long term follow up results in patients with cervical disk disease treated with anterior PEEK cage implantation and without it in anterior approach. Retrospectively 63 ...
San Giovanni Thomas P - - 2012
Articular cartilage degeneration is mediated by inflammatory cytokines and fragments of structural matrix proteins. Few studies have examined the role of these biomarkers in intra-articular pathology of the ankle. Four groups of patients with increasing ankle pathology were enrolled. Group 1 included controls with no pain who underwent unrelated forefoot ...
Annambhotla Suman - - 2012
Delayed carotid endarterectomy (CEA) after a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is associated with risks of recurrent neurologic symptoms. In an effort to preserve cerebral function, urgent early CEA has been recommended in many circumstances. We analyzed outcomes of different time intervals in early CEA in comparison with delayed ...
Koerner John D - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:: The purpose of this study was to compare various gender and ethnic groups to characterize differences in baseline version and rates of retroversion. DESIGN:: Retrospective SETTING:: Level 1 trauma center PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: Between 2000 and 2009, 417 consecutive patients with femur fractures were treated with an IM nail at Level ...
Kieffer W K M WK Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. - - 2012
A simple scoring system that enables surgeons to make an estimation of the likelihood of postoperative urinary retention (POUR) in patients undergoing lower limb total joint replacement would be a useful one. This would enable selection of high risk patients who merit pre-operative catheterisation in a clean theatre environment rather ...
Akinwale M O - - 2012
The spinal route of analgesia has consolidated its place as a major modality in the management of both acute and chronic pain. The search for ideal additives to local anaesthetic agents to prolong the analgesic effects poses a challenge to the anaesthetists. Neostigmine, an anticholinesterase, presents a novel approach to ...
Vikatmaa P - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyse variation in carotid surgical practice, results and effectiveness in nine countries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 48,185 carotid endarterectomies (CEAs) and 4602 carotid artery stenting (CAS) procedures were included in the comparison. A theoretical effectiveness of CEA provision for each ...
Kaur Preeti P Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, P, 60/21 Baird Place, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, 180010 - - 2013
This study evaluates the efficacy of platelet rich plasma (PRP) & porous hydroxyapatite crystals in bone regeneration after surgical removal of mandibular third molar with the help of radiographs and its comparison with control side. A total of 40 patients; both male and female aged between 18 and 35 years, who ...
Demirel Serdar - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The two techniques for carotid endarterectomy (CEA)-conventional (C-CEA) and eversion (E-CEA)-have different effects on blood pressure. This study compared sympathetic activity after C-CEA and E-CEA, as measured by renin and catecholamine levels. METHODS: E-CEA (n = 40) and C-CEA (n = 34) were performed in 74 patients with high-grade ...
Ali Liaqat L Department of Physiology, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad. - - 2012
The prevalence of Idiopathic Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism (IHH) is approximately 1 in 10,000 men. Objectives of this study were to evaluate the role of basal and stimulated serum prolactin in differentiating Constitutional Delayed Puberty (CDP) from IHH. This cross-sectional study was carried out at the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Military ...
Ahmed Gulzar Saeed GS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, Pakistan. - - 2012
Tennis elbow is a condition, characterised by pain and tenderness over the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, and pain on resisted dorsiflexion of the wrist, middle finger, or both. The aim of this randomised controlled trial was to investigate the short term efficacy of local steroid injection compared with oral ...
Zhu Liang - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To design and attest the role of hydroxycamptothecin liposomes (L-HCPT) as a new delivery system to prevent epidural scar adhesions after laminectomy in a rabbit model. METHODS: Lumbar laminectomies at L6 were performed on 18 mature male New Zealand rabbits. The rabbits were randomly divided into three groups: (I) ...
Dąbrowiecki Stanisław - - 2012
With an average incidence rate of 11%, chronic pain is considered the most serious complication of inguinal hernioplasty after surgical site infection. One of the proposed solutions to this problem is to use tissue adhesive for mesh fixation, which helps prevent nerve and tissue damage. The goal of this study ...
Han Sang Mi SM Department of Agricultural Biology, National Academy of Agricultural Science and Technology, RDA, Suwon 441-100, - - 2012
Bee venom (Apis mellifera L., BV) has been used as a cosmetic ingredient for antiaging, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial functions. The aim of this study was to access the skin sensitization of BV, a Buehler test was conducted fifty healthy male Hartley guinea pigs with three groups; Group G1 (BVsensitization group, ...
Senel Ferda M - - 2012
To evaluate the long-term results of adult circumcisions performed by plastic clamp technique as well as the effects on sexual function. A total of 186 adult males with the mean age of 21.2 ± 2.8 years who presented to our clinic for circumcision between February 2007 and January 2010 were ...
Bakırhan Serkan - - 2012
The aim of this study was to compare quadriceps femoris muscle performance parameters of patients who underwent unilateral and bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The study included 80 patients. Thirty-five underwent unilateral primary TKA (35 females; mean age: 67.11±3.97 years) and 45 underwent bilateral primary TKA (2 males, 43 females; ...
Jeje E A - - 2012
Anorectal sepsis is a distressing condition which is sometimes inadequatelytreated. To determine the clinical and prostosigmoidoscopic findings in patients with anorectal sepsis seen by the authors over a 5 year period as well as identifying the commonly performed procedures. A review of all the records of patients seen by the ...
Vikhrev Nikita E - - 2012
The Lispe longicollis species-group is revised. Lispe ethiopicasp. n. is described. The following 3 new synonyms are established: Lispe assimilis Wiedemann, 1824 (syn: cyrtoneurina Stein, 1900 and modesta Stein, 1913); Lispe manicata Wiedemann, 1830 (syn: forficata Kurahashi & Shinonaga, 2009). Female of Lispe microptera Seguy, 1937 is described for the ...
Cola Paula C - - 2012
Oropharyngeal dysphagia is common in individuals after stroke. Taste and temperature are used in dysphagia rehabilitation. The influence of stimuli, such as taste and temperature, on swallowing biomechanics has been investigated in both healthy individuals and in individuals with neurological disease. However, some questions still remain unanswered, such as how ...
Jendek Eduard - - 2012
The work treats 52 species-group names related to genus Agrilus incorrectly cited in the world catalogue of Bellamy (2008). The name dimorphus Théry, 1941 from the genus Aphanisticus and mulleri Théry, 1925 from the genus Australodraco are also treated. Four primary or secondary homonyms are replaced by substitute names. Most ...
Mathis Wayne N - - 2012
The genus Planinasus Cresson is revised and includes 18 extant and one fossil species. We clarify the status of the three previously described species and describe 15 new species as follows (type locality in parenthesis): Planinasus aenigmaticus (Colombia. Bogota: Bogota (04°35.8'N, 74°08.8'W)), Planinasus neotropicus (Panama. Canal Zone: Barro Colorado Island ...
Masala Salvatore - - 2012
to assess the real time elastosonography (RTE) as a primary diagnostic tool for the evaluation of mechanical properties of Achilles tendons in patients affected by not surgically treated monolateral clubfoot. six patients were evaluated, four males and two females, mean age 1.2 ± 1.3 months, treated with Ponseti method, and ...
Chaudhary Manoj - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the post operative healing, using primary versus second closure techniques after impacted mandibular third molar removal. The study consisted of twelve patients, Seven males and five females under 30 years of age were divided into two groups as Group A ...
Ozturk Ufuk - - 2012
We aimed to investigate the impact of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on the varicocele treatment. 101 patients underwent spermatic vein ligation between 2007 and 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. Those patients were divided into two groups as without (n: 56, Group 1) or with MetS (n: 48, Group 2). All the patients ...
Chakrabarty Prosanta - - 2012
We show using the most complete phylogeny of one of the most species-rich orders of vertebrates (Gobiiformes), and calibrations from the rich fossil record of teleost fishes, that the genus Typhleotris, endemic to subterranean karst habitats in southwestern Madagascar, is the sister group to Milyeringa, endemic to similar subterranean systems ...
Yilmaz Rahmi - - 2012
We tested the hypothesis that adding an ultrafiltration session per week may improve brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and left ventricular function in hypervolemic hemodialysis patients. Twenty-six patients (18 male, 8 female; mean age 57.2 ± 12.7 years) who had high BNP and CRP levels and ...
Towliat Kashani Seyed Mohsen SM Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroentrology and Liver disease, Tehran, IR - - 2012
The stapled hemorrhoidopexy (SH) is a procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids . At first SH seemed to be a good alternative for the Milligan Morgan (MM) hemorrhoidectomy and preliminary results in early 2000 confirmed it. However, further studies and evaluation of long-term results showed poorer outcomes. This study aimed to ...
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