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Hamid Dr Tahir - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Patients requiring congenital and structural heart interventions often require large-sized sheath insertion into femoral veins and arteries. Clinical outcome data on the use of suture-mediated devices for femoral venous access site closure is limited. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of the Perclose ™ (Abbott Vascular Devices, CA, ...
Kasturi Seshadri - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The primary objective of this study was to compare outcomes of absorbable and permanent suture for apical support with high uterosacral ligament vaginal vault suspension (HUSLS). The secondary objective was to investigate the rate of suture erosion. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients who underwent ...
Meyer-Marcotty P - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective longitudinal study was to investigate the reaction of facial soft tissues to treatment with a Herbst appliance. We aimed to quantify three-dimensionally (3D) the isolated effect of the Herbst appliance and volume changes in the lip profile. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The 3D data of ...
Chen Yi-Chieh - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Replantation of amputated fingertips is a technical challenge, as many salvage procedures fail because no suitable vein in the fingertip is available for anastomosis. In this study, we examined our experience in fingertip replantation in cases without venous anastomosis with our established fingertip replantation treatment protocol. METHODS: Between August ...
Campanelli Giampiero - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:: Test the hypothesis that fibrin sealant mesh fixation can reduce the incidence of postoperative pain/numbness/groin discomfort by up to 50% compared with sutures for repair of inguinal hernias using the Lichtenstein technique. BACKGROUND:: Inguinal hernia repair is the most common procedure in general surgery, thus improvements in surgical techniques, ...
Kin Hajime - - 2012
Fibrin glue is effective for maintaining hemostasis after anastomosis and for filling needle holes after cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, but few experimental studies concerning methods of application to obtain more effective hemostasis have been reported. Bolheal was used as the fibrin glue. Fibrinogen solution (A, 0.3 ml) and thrombin solution ...
Pannek Juergen - - 2012
To evaluate the clinical usefulness of transobturator sub-urethral tapes for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women with spinal cord injury. Chart review for all female patients with spinal cord injury who underwent implantation of a transobturator sub-urethral tape for treatment of stress urinary incontinence at our institution. Nine ...
Gold Michael H - - 2012
Abstract Background & Objectives: Deep microthermal zones targeted by Fractional CO(2) lasers stimulate fibroblast activity, whereas superficial microthermal zones target the epidermal layer pigment. The new combination modality enables targeting both deep and superficial disorders. The study is designed to evaluate the improvement in photodamage and determine downtime. Materials and ...
Adibi Mehrad - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To present our initial experience with extended plication repair for men with severe and/or biplanar penile curvature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A review of men who underwent plication repair for complex penile deformity (biplanar curvature or curvature ≥60°) was performed. All patients underwent tunical plication via a 2-cm penoscrotal incision ...
Notarnicola Angela - - 2012
In recent years, the application of fibrin sealant has been shown to be efficacious in the management of intraoperative and postoperative hemostasis. We designed a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial to assess the efficacy of two different dosages of fibrin sealant (5 and 10 ml) in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, ...
Isik Isil - - 2012
Objective: Postoperative surgical site infections (SSI) still greatly affect mortality and morbidity in cardiovascular surgery. SSI may be related to the suture material. In this prospective, randomized, controlled, and double-blinded study, the effect of antibacterial suture material on SSI in cardiac surgical patients was investigated.Methods: We randomly allocated 510 patients ...
Hongxin Li - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter closure and previous surgical techniques of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) have different drawbacks. We describe a new minimally invasive technique of perpulmonary device closure of a PDA and evaluate the feasibility, safety, and advantages of this technique. METHODS: Seventy-nine patients aged 0.4 to 52 years (mean, 18 ± ...
Bali Kamal - - 2012
We share our initial experience of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using customized cutting block technology in 32 TKAs from May 2010 to March 2011. Ten of these patients had prior TKA done on the other side using conventional or navigation-assisted TKA. Customized cutting blocks were generated for each of the ...
Stiller-Timor L - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Fibrin glue is used as a haemostatic agent or as a sealant. The aim of this study is to objectively evaluate the efficacy of the use of fibrin glue Quixil - a human surgical sealer - in tonsillectomy, for the reduction of post-operative inflammatory response. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective ...
Lardenoye Sacha - - 2012
Functional treatment is a widely used and generally accepted treatment for ankle sprain. A meta-analysis comparing the different functional treatment options could not make definitive conclusions regarding the effectiveness, and until now, little was known about patient satisfaction in relation to the outcome. Patients with acute ankle sprain received rest, ...
Guldner Norbert W - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: An IgG and granulocyte-activating immune response with secondary dystrophic calcification might be the reason glutaraldehyde (GA)-fixed xenograft valves fail, especially in young patients, who are more immunocompetent than the elderly. Titanium nanocoating on GA-fixed bovine pericardium was tested for its ability to prevent major immunoreactions. METHODS: The immune activity ...
Park Mi Kyung - - 2011
BellaGen™ is an injectable acellular dermal matrix granule derived from donated human skin tissue that was recently developed for soft tissue augmentation. Its use has been sporadically reported in penile girth enhancement procedures. Many cases of complications have been reported after injecting acellular dermal matrices like AlloDerm or SureDerm™ but ...
Tiwari Punit - - 2011
Traditionally, circumcision wounds are closed by absorbable sutures. However, certain alternative methods are also being utilized to overcome the shortcomings of the conventionally used method for circumcision wound closuring. In the current study, the use of tissue glue ((iso amyl 2-cyanoacrylate) has been compared with traditional suturing for the approximation ...
Yao-Zeng Lu - - 2011
Objective To explore the effectiveness of the traditional Chinese herbal medicine Lingzhi (Gonoderma lucidum) preparation in treating simian acquired immune deficiency syndrome (SAIDS). Methods Five female adult Chinese rhesus monkeys were inoculated rectally with SIVmac239, and were all diagnosed as SAIDS by laboratory and clinical examinations 17 months later. Of ...
Zhou Nan - - 2011
To evaluate the short-term therapeutic effects of TCM for IgA nephropathy in children. Sixty-two children with primary IgA nephropathy diagnosed for the first time by renal biopsy in the authors' hospital were randomly divided into a group of 34 cases treated with both TCM and Western medicine and a group ...
Handmer Marcus - - 2012
Background:  Pilonidal disease occurs when hair invading the natal cleft causes inflammation and abscess formation. Opinions vary on best practice, and most procedures have considerable morbidity and high recurrence rates of 6-40%. Objectives:  This study systematically reviews the use of fibrin glue in the treatment of pilonidal disease. Outcomes measured ...
Bonetti Antonella - - 2011
To compare the ultrastructural appearance of oocytes after vitrification and warming with two different devices. Oocytes were examined by ultrastructural analysis after vitrification and warming with use of closed (CryoTip; Irvine Scientific, Santa Ana, CA) or open (Cryotop; Kitazato BioPharma Co., Ltd., Shizuoka, Japan) devices. Pordenone Hospital IVF Unit and ...
Kim Chung-Hoon - - 2011
To investigate the effectiveness of treatment with transdermal testosterone gel (TTG) before controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) using GnRH antagonist multiple-dose protocol (MDP) in low responders undergoing IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Prospective randomized controlled trial. University-affiliated infertility clinic. A total of 110 low responders, who were defined as patients who failed ...
Liang Yy - - 2011
The objective of this study was to optimize the activation protocol for buffalo oocytes after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The release of the second polar body (PB) at 3, 6 and 9 h after ICSI of in-vitro matured oocytes activated either with 5 μm ionomycin (Io) or with 7% ethanol (EtOH) was ...
Bayoglu Tekin Yesim - - 2011
To compare efficacy of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS; Mirena) with depot GnRH analogue (GnRH-a; gosareline acetate; Zoladex) on endometriosis-related chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in patients with severe endometriosis during 12 months. Prospective, randomized, controlled study. The reproductive endocrinology unit of a tertiary, research and education hospital. Forty women with ...
Malik Ahsan - - 2011
Duodenal varices are a rare complication of portal hypertension secondary to liver cirrhosis. Compared to oesophageal varices, they bleed less often but are also more difficult to diagnose and treat. There is no established treatment for bleeding duodenal varices and different treatment strategies have been employed with variable results. The ...
Fanous Nabil - - 2011
The popular skin classifications, notably the 'Fitzpatrick' and 'Obaji' classifications, are primarily based on skin colour. Other criteria are occasionally considered, such as the degree of skin oiliness, thickness, sensibility, etc. Although these classifications are easy to understand and apply, their simplicity limits their precision, sophistication and applicability.The new genetico-racial ...
Li Sha-Luo SL Emergency Department, Shanghai Jiading District Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shanghai 201800, China (Li SL) Emergency Department, Changzheng Hospital Affiliated to Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200003, China (Xu YH, Wang X, Liu XF, Zhao - - 2011
Enteral immunonutrition (EIN) refers to addition of some specific nutrients in enteral nutrition (EN), which can help to increase the immune function, and reduce the inflammatory reaction and septic complications. This study aimed to determine whether EIN can improve the immune function in multiple trauma patients. Thirty-two patients with multiple ...
Attanasio L - - 2010
The aim of the work was to evaluate the in vitro developmental competence of in vitro-matured buffalo oocytes after Cryotop vitrification (CTV) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). To optimize parameters, two cryoprotectant (CP) concentrations and two warming-dilution procedures were applied. Oocytes were vitrified in 16.5% ethylene glycol (EG), 16.5% dimethylsulphoxide ...
Bilhim Tiago - - 2011
To evaluate whether different polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) particle sizes change the outcome of uterine artery embolization (UAE). This randomized prospective study comprised 160 patients with symptomatic leiomyomas undergoing UAE with PVA particles from January to August 2008. In 80 patients in group A, UAE was started with 350-500 μm particles; ...
Zhou Min - - 2011
To assess the midterm outcomes after ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation in treatment of patients with symptomatic adenomyosis. A prospective clinical trial. University teaching hospital. Seventy-eight patients with symptomatic adenomyosis. A single treatment session of ultrasound-guided HIFU ablation for adenomyosis. Dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia scores and the incidence of complications. ...
Tonguc Esra - - 2011
To find the optimal dosage of estradiol (E2) for luteal phase support through the addition of different doses of E2 to progeserone (P) luteal phase support in patients undergoing long GnRH agonist in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Two hundred and eighty-five women undergoing IVF treatment with a long GnRH agonist ...
Köşüş Nermin - - 2011
To find diagnostic values and thresholds of ovarian volume and follicle number for Turkish patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and to clarify whether the Rotterdam ultrasound criteria are optimal for the diagnosis of PCOS in Turkish patients. Two hundred and fifty-one newly diagnosed PCOS cases according to Androgen Excess ...
Helal Adel Saad - - 2011
To assess the efficacy of a modified Foley's catheter endometrial ablation in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding in low resource settings. Four hundred and thirty premenopausal women with abnormal uterine bleeding were subjected to thermal balloon endometrial ablation using modified Foley's catheter. The primary outcome measure was patient satisfaction ...
Valsky D V - - 2010
Adnexal torsion is a common gynecologic emergency affecting females of all ages. Expedient diagnosis and treatment are important, particularly in young fertile patients to preserve ovarian viability. Classical parameters for the clinical and sonographic diagnosis of adnexal torsion have very high false-positive rates, approaching 50%. The sonographic 'whirlpool' sign has ...
Ichigo Satoshi - - 2011
Uterine leiomyomas are the most common benign tumors of reproductive age women, but there is no effective medical therapy to data. Aim of this study was to examine and compare the efficacy of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) versus dienogest in premenopausal women with uterine myoma. We retrospectively analyzed the medical ...
van Leeuwen J J J - - 2011
This study investigated follicular development during and after postweaning altrenogest treatment of primiparous sows in relation to subsequent reproductive performance. Primiparous sows (n = 259) were randomly assigned at weaning (d 0) to 1 of 4 groups: control (no altrenogest, n = 71), RU4 (20 mg of altrenogest from d ...
Stampfl Ulrike - - 2011
To evaluate safety and efficacy of uterine artery embolization using narrow-size-range polyphosphazene-coated hydrogel microspheres (Embozene, CeloNova Biosciences, Newnan, GA). Between May 2006 and September 2008, a total of 121 consecutive patients (mean ± SD age 42.1 ± 5.4 years, range 30.5-51.5 years) were enrolled onto this single-center study. The primary study endpoint was safety as assessed ...
Lee Dong-Yun - - 2010
Currently, no standard post-operative medical therapy has been shown to be superior in reducing the recurrence of endometrioma. This retrospective study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of post-operative cyclic oral contraceptive (OC) use after GnRH agonist (GnRHa) treatment for the prevention of endometrioma recurrence. This retrospective study included 362 ...
Koo Oj - - 2010
To improve pig cloning efficiency, the present study evaluated the effect of ovulation status, seasonality and embryo transfer (ET) method on in vivo development of cloned porcine embryos. Cloned embryos were transferred to surrogate mothers on the same day of somatic cell nuclear transfer. In pre-ovulation stage (PO), pregnancy rate ...
Tixier Hervé - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy, feasibility and morbidity of two preparation techniques for conservative uterine myoma surgery: temporary embolization and temporary surgical ligature of the uterine arteries. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Gynecological Surgery and Interventional Radiology departments, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire of Dijon, France. POPULATION: A total of 100 women undergoing ...
Sone Miyuki - - 2010
This multicenter prospective study was conducted to evaluate the safety and the efficacy of uterine artery embolization (UAE) with gelatin sponge for symptomatic leiomyomas. Patients with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas were enrolled and treated with UAE. In phase I, nine patients were evaluated for safety. In phase II, 24 patients were ...
Minig L - - 2011
To test the efficacy of levonorgestrel-release intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) plus gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) for treating women aged <40 years with atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH) or presumed International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IA limited to the endometrium, well differentiated (G1), endometrioid endometrial cancer (EC), who wish to preserve their ...
Panzani D - - 2011
Artificial photoperiod treatment is currently the best method to hasten the first ovulation of the breeding season in winter anoestrus mares. However, this is not easy to apply in large herds of mares and, to be effective, has to be planned in the northern hemisphere in December at the latest. ...
Voogt Marianne J - - 2011
To assess current uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE) practice in European countries and determine the clinical environment for UFE in different hospitals. In May 2009, an invitation for an online survey was sent by e-mail to all members of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiologic Society of Europe, representing a total number ...
Coric Mario - - 2011
The assessment of ovarian reserve by antral follicle count (AFC) following electrocoagulation versus suture after laparoscopic stripping of ovarian endometriomas. Forty-five patients between 18 and 35 years, with unilateral endometriomas were randomly analyzed. Laparoscopic cystectomy was performed by the stripping method. Ovarian hemostasis was obtained either by suturing (group A, n = 23) ...
Kim Na Young - - 2011
To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a low-dose estrogen-only regimen as a short-term add-back therapy during post-operative GnRH agonist (GnRHa) treatment of patients with endometriosis. Retrospective cohort study. One hundred seventeen women of reproductive age who were treated with post-operative GnRHa after conservative laparoscopic surgery for endometrioma were eligible ...
Kieback D G - - 2010
This study prospectively assessed the effects of exemestane and tamoxifen on the endometrium in patients receiving adjuvant treatment for postmenopausal hormone receptor-positive breast cancer within the Tamoxifen Exemestane Adjuvant Multicenter (TEAM) trial. Patients were randomized to receive tamoxifen or exemestane. In a prespecified trial subprotocol, patients underwent transvaginal ultrasound to ...
Luz Mr - - 2011
The embryonic collection techniques in dogs present a vast methodological variation and low recovery rates. The objectives were to compare and describe two techniques as to the recovery of canine embryos, on the 12th day after the first mating or artificial insemination. Embryos were recovered through uterine horn flushing in ...
Hanjalic-Beck Aida - - 2010
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of metformin versus acarbose in terms of ovulation rate, their impact on hormonal and metabolic status and tolerability of both drugs in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Seventy-five patients with PCOS were included in this prospective randomised controlled double-blinded ...
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