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Tyrell Ld L The Mackinnon Project, University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Hwy, Werribee, Victoria, 3030, Australia. - - 2014
Compare breech-strike on Merino ewes and hoggets that were mulesed, had breech and tail clips applied ('clipped') or left unmulesed and treated strategically with long-acting insecticide. A cohort study on two farms in southern Victoria. Three treatment groups were established at lamb marking in 2008 and 2009 on each farm. ...
Chen Ying Y Dept. of Linguist, Univ. of Oregon, 124 Agate Hall, 1290 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97402, - - 2014
In addition to an increase of duration, F0 and intensity in phonetically realizing focus, post-focus compression (PFC) of F0 and intensity has been found in many languages, including American English and Beijing Mandarin. Recent studies found that PFC did not easily transfer from language to language (Wu and Chung, 2011); ...
Chen Yi-Chieh YC Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, Linkou, Taiwan. - - 2013
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. Between August 2002 and ...
Totic Dragan D Clinic for Vascular Surgery, Clinical Center of University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. - - 2013
Preferred graft for infragenicular bypass is autologus vein. The problem is when there is not available autologus vein. Literature suggest that in these situations, prosthetic graft with some form of modification of distal anastomosis with autogenic tissue is valuable adjunctive. Frequently used modifications are Miller's cuff, Taylor's patch and St. ...
Brightman Lori A - - 2012
BACKGROUND Given the natural tendency for 15% to 40% of infantile hemangiomas to spontaneously involute over time, much debate surrounds the issue of treatment. Until recently, effective therapies to improve the appearance of residual textural skin changes in these patients were lacking. We suggest the use of ablative fractional resurfacing ...
Neuman Menahem - - 2012
Objectives:  Inside-out tension-free vaginal tape obturators for the cure of female stress incontinence can cause postoperative thigh pain. The aim of the present study was to analyze and compare the mid-term outcomes of two tension-free vaginal tape obturator procedures. Methods:  Patients diagnosed with urinary stress incontinence were enrolled to undergo ...
Han Tae Y - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Microneedle treatment is currently used in the cosmetic industry for several skin conditions. Despite their extensive use, there is lack of sufficient data on the safety of microneedles. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the degree of acute skin damage and the time required for facial skin barrier function to recover using ...
Ludwig Corinna - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Ischemia and infection of the distal part of the tracheobronchial anastomosis are the leading causes of bronchial anastomotic leakage with a high morbidity and mortality. To improve interpretation of healing of the anastomosis and the consequences, we have developed a classification scheme that allows quality control and defines early ...
Kim Hong-Ryul - - 2012
The Fraxel laser has been a useful method for skin resurfacing. According to recent reports, vitamin C has beneficial effects for the skin. However, there is a paucity of data about the effect of vitamin C associated with the Fraxel laser. This study aimed to assess the effect of topical ...
Wollenberg Andreas - - 2012
Atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a frequent, highly pruritic, chronic skin disease, which is typically running in flares. The traditional treatment mainly consists of the reactive application of topical anti-inflammatory agents such as topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors. The short term benefit of this approach is ...
Tofuku Katsuhiro - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of antibiotic-impregnated fibrin sealant (AFS) was effective in preventing surgical site infections (SSI) associated with spinal instrumentation. In a preliminary study, five pieces of vancomycin-impregnated fibrin sealant, five nuts that were not treated with the sealant, and five nuts ...
Stanczak Lukasz J - - 2012
Aims: The aim was to assess the safety and efficacy of percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure with the Premere (St. Jude Medical, Inc., St. Paul, MN, USA) device. Methods and results: This is a prospective clinical and echocardiographic follow-up of 264 patients who underwent transcatheter PFO closure with planned ...
Sievert Horst - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The Coherex-EU Study evaluated the safety and efficacy of PFO closure utilizing novel in-tunnel PFO closure devices. Background: Transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) followed the development of transcatheter closure devices designed to patch atrial septal defects (ASDs). The Coherex FlatStent™ and FlatStent™ EF devices were designed specifically ...
Carter Timothy I - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess the efficacy of two pancreatic remnant closure techniques following distal pancreatectomy: (1) stapled or sutured closure versus (2) stapled or sutured closure plus falciform patch and fibrin glue reinforcement in the setting of a prospective randomized trial, with the primary endpoint ...
Reichert C - - 2012
Many orthodontic treatments involve tooth extraction. Gingival invagination is a common side effect after orthodontic extraction space closure leading to compromised oral hygiene and the space closure being hampered. Even the long-term stability of the orthodontic treatment result may be jeopardized. The aim of this study was to identify risk ...
Song Phil Hyun - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of sling transection in treating obstructive voiding symptoms after transobturator sling surgery and the recurrence rates of stress urinary incontinence after 5-year follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and March 2006, we retrospectively reviewed 461 patients who underwent the transobturator sling procedure. Of 461 ...
Sacak Bulent - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The most decisive step during free tissue transfers and replantation surgery may be respected as microvascular anastomosis. The conventional end-to-side anastomosis technique with simple interrupted sutures is well established and proven to be successful. On the other hand, conventional technique can be time consuming and can cause vascular thrombosis, ...
Monsanto Pedro - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic injection of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate is the current recommended treatment for gastric variceal bleeding. Despite the extensive worldwide use, there are still differences related to the technique, safety, and long term-results. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of cyanoacrylate in patients with gastric variceal bleeding. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between ...
Eldabe Mikhail Adel - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: The use of synthetic glues has become normal practice in several surgical fields. The objective of this study is to compare the short and medium term results of glue and conventional suture in the fixation of the prosthesis in open inguinal hernia repair with a plug and patch technique. ...
Nanashima Atsushi - - 2012
Background/Aims: Efficacy of fibrin glue to prevent biliary or pancreas fistula at the resected edge of the liver or pancreas is controversial. We examined surgical results of fibrin glue use in patients who underwent hepatectomy or pancreatectomy to assess the efficacy of its use. Methodology: Subjects were divided into two ...
Tosun Fuat - - 2012
Pollybeak deformity due to abundant fibrosis formation in the supratip region after rhinoplasty is still a common problem. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a modified subcutaneous approximation suture on pollybeak deformity of soft tissue origin. Three groups, each consisting of eight rabbits, were included ...
Eustis H Sprague - - 2012
To document the contamination rate of sutures used in strabismus surgery and evaluate the reduction of contamination using antibiotic-coated and antiseptic/antibiotic-coated sutures. This was a prospective randomized analysis of suture contamination and potential prophylaxis measures after strabismus surgery. Muscle sutures (6-0 polyglactin) used in 302 consecutive cases of strabismus from ...
Leyden James J - - 2012
Benzoyl peroxide (BP) exerts its therapeutic effect for acne vulgaris through reduction of Propionibacterium acnes. A 1.0 to 2.0 log reduction in P acnes has been demonstrated primarily on the face with use of "leave-on" BP formulations, but also with some BP cleansers. In addition to use for facial acne ...
Macdonald Peter - - 2012
ABSTRACTObjectives:Providing patients with instructions and equipment regarding self-removal of nonabsorbable sutures could represent a new efficiency in emergency department (ED) practice. The primary outcome was to compare the proportion of patients successfully removing their own sutures when provided with suture removal instructions and equipment versus the standard advice and follow-up ...
Hosseini Seyed Mohammad Vahid - - 2012
Hypospadias repair is a common pediatric operation. Several kinds of dressings are currently available, with their benefits and side effects. The aim of our study was to introduce a new method of dressing, by pouring several layers of cyanoacrylate (CA) glue as the dressing, in hypospadias surgery. Twenty out of ...
Scibek Jason S - - 2012
Whereas many researchers have assessed the ability to remove loop straps in traditional face-mask attachment systems after at least 1 season of use, research in which the effectiveness of the Riddell Quick Release (QR) Face Guard Attachment System clip after 1 season has been assessed is limited. To examine the ...
Herreros M D MD Department of Surgery and Cell Therapy, La Paz University Hospital, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Hospital La Paz IdiPaz, Madrid, Spain. - - 2012
Autologous adipose-derived stem cells may represent a novel approach for the management of complex fistula-in-ano. After successful phase I and II clinical trials, a phase III trial was performed to investigate the safety and efficacy. In this multicenter, randomized, single-blind, add-on clinical trial, 200 adult patients from 19 centers were ...
Heinonen Pia - - 2012
Objectives:  To evaluate the long-term outcome of the tension-free vaginal tape procedure. Methods:  A total of 191 patients were operated on with tension-free vaginal tape between January 1998 and May 2000. Of these, 127 (66%) had stress urinary incontinence, 64 (34%) had mixed urinary incontinence and 39 (20%) had recurrent ...
Wallenborn Julia - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of symptomatic recurrent embolic events after PFO closure and potential causes for these events. BACKGROUND: It is well known that cerebral or other embolic events may occur after patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of consecutive patients who underwent PFO ...
Prens Sebastiaan P SP Department of Dermatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. - - 2013
Actinic keratoses (AK) are premalignant lesions occurring mainly in sun-damaged skin. Current topical treatment options for AK and photo-damaged skin such as liquid nitrogen and electrosurgery are not suitable for field treatment. Otherwise, therapies suitable for field treatment bring along considerable patient discomfort. Non-ablative fractional resurfacing has emerged as a ...
Danin Aurélie - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Hand injuries have major psychological, social and professional repercussions. Treatment of burned hands is suggested to be early and optimal to avoid catastrophic consequences and allow social and professional rehabilitation. Our study analyses the long-term results obtained with Integra(®), a dermal substitute used for the treatment of deep burns ...
Slater A David - - 2012
This Food and Drug Administration-approved investigational device exempt trial assessed the safety and efficacy of a novel device for external left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion. Delivery tool and implant consisting of connectors imbedded in a compliant, soft silicone applied to the base of the LAA flush with the external wall ...
Burke Neil G - - 2012
AIM OF THE STUDY: It is important to reduce potential wound complications in total hip and total knee arthroplasty procedures. The purpose of this study was to compare the jubilee dressing method to a standard adhesive dressing. METHOD: 124 patients (62 total hip replacements and 62 total knee replacements) were ...
Cho Byung-Ki BK Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chungbuk National University Hospital, 62 Gaesin-Dong, Cheongju, ChungBuk 360-711, Korea. - - 2012
This prospective, randomized study was conducted to compare clinical outcomes of the modified Broström procedure using suture anchor or transosseous suture technique for chronic ankle instability. Forty patients were followed for more than 2 years after modified Broström procedure. Twenty procedures using a suture anchor and 20 procedures using a ...
Sivaslioglu Ahmet Akin - - 2012
PURPOSE: We present the 5-year results of a randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy of a transobturator tape operation with an adjustable mini-sling (tissue fixation system) for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective randomized controlled trial comprised 80 female patients with only urodynamically proven stress ...
Duteille Franck - - 2012
The authors report the results of a multicenter prospective study evaluating a novel technology: dermal suture using absorbable staples composed of polylactic and polyglycolic acids. From January to June 2009, 59 dermal sutures were performed with Insorb absorbable staples and 41 with absorbable thread. All patients in the study underwent ...
Shi Hai-Bin - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of cyanoacrylate glue embolization in the treatment of severe arterioportal shunt (APS) presenting with hepatofugal portal venous flow in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between July 2000 and January 2010, 27 HCC patients with severe APS presenting with hepatofugal portal venous ...
Ueda Akiko - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Craniosynostosis is a relatively rare disease. Recently, several studies have investigated the etiology of craniosynostosis using animal models; however, the etiology remains unknown. In this study, we examined transforming growth factor (TGF) βs immunostaining from coronal sutures in patients with plagiocephaly. MATERIALS: The examined materials were obtained from 3 ...
Spratt John R - - 2012
While mattress sutures are commonly used to secure annuloplasty rings during mitral valve repair, the use of a flexible ring secured with a running polypropylene suture has recently been advocated. The study aim was to assess the separation tensions of semi-rigid and flexible rings using mattress and running suture techniques ...
Kimura Utako - - 2012
Background: Ablative fractional laser skin resurfacing (FLSR) has recently been used for the amelioration of acne scars, and previous studies have shown clinical effectiveness. Despite its extensive use, few studies have focused on the associated changes in biophysical properties of the epidermis. Herein, we evaluate transepidermal water loss, sebum levels, ...
Moyer Hunter R HR Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1164 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. - - 2012
Preservation of breast skin during mastectomy has improved the cosmetic results of breast reconstruction. Unfortunately, the incidence of mastectomy skin flap necrosis remains high using conventional evaluation methods; therefore, accurate prediction of flap viability is an important component of postmastectomy reconstruction. The authors studied a prospective cohort of women who ...
Segers Kurt - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the incidence of transdermal rivastigmine treatment withdrawal secondary to adverse skin reactions among the patients from our Memory Clinic. In addition, we tested whether climatic conditions might have an influence on skin irritations leading to eventual treatment disruption. METHODS: We performed a retrospective ...
Kluba Torsten - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty is associated with a significant postoperative blood loss even without any form of perioperative anticoagulation. METHODS: The potential role of QUIXIL(®), a fibrin sealant used in orthopaedic surgery to control blood loss and avoid blood transfusions in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty was evaluated in a ...
Rood Akkie - - 2012
PURPOSE: We hypothesized that taping results in better short-term functional outcome and comparable redislocation rates. METHODS: In a prospective randomised clinical trial, 18 patients with a primary patellar dislocation ≥18 years old without accompanying fractures or previous surgery to the knee were included. After 1 week of dorsal splinting, they were randomized ...
Sobhy Mohamed H - - 2012
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiologic and functional outcomes of an anatomic reconstruction of both acromioclavicular (AC) and coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments in types III to V AC injuries using nylon tape and no metal hardware. METHODS: A prospective case-series study was performed on 17 cases ...
Raymond Jacqueline - - 2012
To determine if wearing an ankle brace or taping the ankle, compared to no brace or tape, improves proprioceptive acuity in people with a history of ankle sprain or functional ankle instability. Systematic review and meta-analysis. Studies using controlled, cross-over designs whereby participants who had sprained their ankle at least ...
Hopper G P - - 2012
Objective: To assess current wound care practice, implement a potentially improved regimen and re-evaluate practice. Method: Two prospective clinical audits were performed over a 6-month period, involving 100 patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty. Fifty consecutive patients with traditional dressings (Mepore; Mölnlycke) were evaluated prior to a change in practice ...
Vitton Veronique - - 2012
: We aimed to analyze the feasibility and efficacy of a new transperineal access to treat anorectal sepsis (fistulae and abscesses) under endoanal ultrasonography guidance. : Twenty-five patients (80% Crohn disease) were included retrospectively. Twenty-one patients had fistulae (perianal, urethroanal, and anovaginal) treated by injection of heterologous fibrin glue and ...
Zeinaloo Aliakbar - - 2012
The Immediate-Release Patch is the newest version of the Transcatheter Patch, which is a bioabsorbable device for the closure of cardiac defects. Closure of 12 atrial septal defects and 1 fenestration was attempted using this device. Of the 13 devices used, 12 were implanted successfully (including that for the fenestration), ...
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