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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 ...
Chew Ben H - - 2013
Ureteral stents are prone to irritation, encrustation and infection, and they require additional procedures for removal. Furthermore, indwelling polymer stents are often forgotten with devastating consequences to the patient. We describe the degradation time, and physiological and histological responses elicited by a novel biodegradable ureteral stent in a porcine model. ...
Peng Mou - - 2013
Male circumcision is one of the most commonly performed operations worldwide, and many novel techniques have been developed for better postoperative outcomes. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of applying the ultracision harmonic scalpel (UHS) for circumcision by using dogs. Sixteen adult male dogs were divided ...
Tollerup Kris E - - 2012
Fruit orchards in New Jersey are usually isolated from neighboring farms and diversified, often containing separate plantings of peach (Prunus spp.) and apple (Malus spp.). These crops can suffer significant damage from oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). This study evaluated the effect of managing G. molesta by ...
Moesta A - - 2012
1. Laying hens in two aviary flocks of 1250 females and 12 males were investigated to determine if hens used the same roosting site more often than expected by chance and whether hens that roost next to each other for two consecutive nights (close groups) had fewer agonistic interactions than ...
Alam M N - - 2012
The present study was carried out in the department of Neurology and Medicine, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh during the period of January 2009 to December 2010 to see the electrolyte changes in stroke. The serum concentration of Na+, K+, and Cl- were measured in 110 cases during acute period ...
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 LA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, São Paulo University, Ribeirão Preto, SP, - - 2013
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 ...
Alam Md J MJ Ruminant Nutrition and Anaerobe Laboratory, Department of Animal Science and Technology, Sunchon National University, Suncheon, Jeonnam 540-742, Korea ; Department of Animal Science, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh - - 2012
The experiment was conducted by in vitro fermentation and bacterial community analysis to investigate the reduction of odorous compounds in response to the use of feed additives (FA) during carbohydrate overload in growing pigs. Soluble starch at 1% (control) and various FA at 0.1% Ginseng meal (FA1); Persimmon leaf (FA2); ...
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