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Alsoufi Bahaaldin B King Faisal Heart Institute, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2012
Ross procedure is the aortic valve replacement of choice in children. Nonetheless, late autograft reoperation for dilatation and/or regurgitation is concerning. We examine whether Ross procedure is suitable in children with rheumatic fever. Medical records of 104 children with rheumatic fever who underwent Ross procedure were reviewed (1991-2004). Competing risks ...
Kane Jason M JM Rush University Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Chicago, IL, - - 2011
Postoperative fever is common after cardiac surgery. In the absence of documented infection, atelectasis is often suggested as a cause of postoperative fever. However, this link is not well supported by pathophysiologic mechanisms. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether an association exists between atelectasis and postoperative fever ...
Sokol Jason A - - 2011
: To describe and report results of a modified frontalis suspension technique utilizing direct fixation to tarsus, lash margin rotation, eyelid crease fixation, conservative blepharoplasty, and rhomboidal configuration. : A retrospective chart review of frontalis suspension patients over a 28-year period was performed. : Data from 171 eyelids in 93 ...
Enabudoso E J - - 2011
Objective : To determine if there are monthly variations in the rate of deliveries in Benin City, Nigeria. Materials and Methods : A retrospective descriptive study carried out in the three major obstetric centers in Benin City, Nigeria. We extracted the total number of deliveries from the hospitals' records for ...
Khalifa Yasser Mohamed - - 2011
Purpose. To evaluate the efficacy of 3 different surgical techniques for convergence excess esotropia: augmented medial rectus recession, medial rectus recession plus Faden, and slanted medial rectus recession. Methods. Twenty-nine patients with convergence excess esotropia were divided into 3 groups. Group A included 9 patients treated with medial rectus muscle ...
Burton Christopher - - 2011
Hurricane Katrina of August 2005 had extensive consequences for the state of Mississippi in the United States. Widespread infrastructure and property damage, massive social dislocation, and ecological loss remain among the many challenges faced by communities as they work towards 'normalcy'. This study employs repeat photography to understand differential recovery ...
Lindsay Robert M - - 2011
The International Quotidian Dialysis Registry (IQDR) is a global initiative designed to study practices and outcomes associated with the use of hemodialysis (HD) regimens of increased frequency and/or duration. The IQDR grew out of the initiative that lead to the randomized prospective studies of nocturnal HD and short hours daily ...
Hertle Richard W - - 2011
Background:  The study of the clinical and electrophysiological effects of eye muscle surgery on patients with infantile nystagmus has broadened our knowledge of the disease and its interventions. Design:  Prospective, comparative, interventional case series. Participants:  Twenty-four patients with a vertical head posture because of electrophysiologically diagnosed infantile nystagmus syndrome. The ...
Mancini Ronald - - 2011
: To evaluate the efficacy of hyaluronic acid gel fillers as a nonsurgical alternative for the management of upper eyelid margin asymmetry in cases of relative retraction. : This is a retrospective study of 8 patients with upper eyelid margin asymmetry relating to relative upper eyelid retraction treated with hyaluronic ...
Moukarbel Roger V - - 2011
Laryngeal cancer has a significant impact on patients. This study compared the Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) outcomes specific to 3 different postlaryngectomy voice rehabilitation methods. We conducted a retrospective review of 75 patients with laryngectomy from our V-RQOL questionnaire database. The database included 18 electrolaryngeal speech (ELS), 15 esophageal ...
Wutthiphan Sorot - - 2010
To report the results of bupivacaine injection into the extraocular muscles to treat horizontal strabismus, both exotropia and esotropia. Bupivacaine, 4.5 ml of a 0.50% solution, was injected into the medial rectus muscle in each of 14 exotropic patients and into the lateral rectus muscle in each of 6 esotropic patients ...
Pfrimmer Dale M - - 2010
Prior to the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck on January 12, 2010, conditions were dire in Haiti. Now, nearly a year later and with the emergency phase long since over, a cholera epidemic has hit Haiti.
Kleemola L - - 2011
To study the effects of voice treatment including brief voice therapy for 12 months in two groups of voice patients: organic and functional. A clinical prospective follow-up study with repeated measurements in five phases: medical session, first voice therapy session, last voice therapy session, and 6 months and 12 months ...
Arviso Lindsey C - - 2010
Injection laryngoplasty (IL) is a temporary intervention for unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP). IL is often performed in patients with a potentially recoverable recurrent laryngeal nerve insult while awaiting spontaneous recovery, compensation, or definitive intervention. This study investigates the long-term outcomes of subjects treated with an IL. Restrospective chart review. ...
Thunberg Brian - - 2010
Laryngeal paralysis is a relatively common cause of upper airway obstruction in middle-aged to older, large-breed dogs; however, it is rare in the cat. The purpose of this study is to describe a series of cats diagnosed with laryngeal paralysis treated by unilateral arytenoid lateralization. Fourteen cats met the criteria ...
Liew Steven - - 2011
In the aging process, upper periorbits can be divided broadly into two groups. Group 1 is characterized primarily by soft tissue ptosis of the upper eyelid, which requires surgical excision. The patients in group 2, show volume depletion of the soft tissue and bony resorption of the orbit, characterized by ...
Ha Sukgyu - - 2011
To compare eye position at the end of surgery under general anesthesia with strabismic angles on postoperative day 1 in exotropia surgery. Seventy-eight patients between 3 and 58 years of age who had undergone surgery were divided into two groups (group A = 46 patients with bilateral rectus recession, group ...
Lunk Hans-Joachim - - 2010
In 1906, the preparation of “molybdic acid hydrate” was published by Arthur Rosenheim. Over the past 40 years, a multitude of isostructural compounds, which exist within a wide phase range of the system MoO3−NH3−H2O, have been published. The reported molecular formulas of “hexagonal molybdenum oxide” varied from MoO3 to MoO3·0.33NH3 ...
Schwarz Karine - - 2011
To describe the laryngeal configuration and the voice of male patients diagnosed with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) before and after medialization. A retrospective study involving the collection of data from medical records of 142 patients diagnosed with UVFP from January 2003 to April 2009, submitted to auditory-perceptual assessment of ...
Thomson James D - - 2010
Spatio-temporal patterns of snowmelt and flowering times affect fruiting success in Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh (Liliaceae) in subalpine western Colorado, USA. From 1990 to 1995, I measured the consistency across years of snowmelt patterns and flowering times along a permanent transect. In most years since 1993, I have monitored fruit set ...
Nacci Andrea - - 2011
Objectives: Paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction (PVFD) is a disorder in the larynx featuring involuntary adduction of the vocal folds during the inspiratory phase of breathing. The symptoms include acute episodes of dyspnea and bouts of coughing. To date, there is no universally acknowledged treatment for PVFD, though respiratory retraining therapy ...
Saxena Rohit - - 2011
Aim To evaluate the factors affecting the restoration of stereoacuity after surgery in cases of intermittent exotropia. Methods Thirty consecutive patients of intermittent exotropia X (T) scheduled for surgical intervention underwent preoperative evaluation, including complete ophthalmic and orthoptic examination. Deviation was measured for near and distance. Near stereo acuity was ...
Heffernan Colleen B - - 2011
Anecdotal evidence suggests that tonsillectomy has no deleterious consequences on a person's voice under normal vocal demand. However, whether the enlarged dimensions of the oropharynx after tonsillectomy impair the quality of a professional voice user remains unclear. Therefore, we designed a study to determine whether adult tonsillectomy altered the resonance ...
Friedman Aaron D - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether the timing of early (≤6 months from time of nerve injury) vs. late (>6 months) injection medialization laryngoplasty impacts the need for subsequent open-neck reconstruction to restore vocal function in patients with unilateral vocal cord paralysis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A total of 112 ...
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The discovery of buckminsterfullerene has had a widespread impact throughout science.
Colton Raymond H - - 2011
Many acoustic measures have been used to assess and track the voices of patients with voice problems. Some of these measures rely on the accurate measurement of fundamental frequency to produce reliable results. Patients with voice disorders often produce voices with considerable quasiperiodicity or aperiodicity. There are other measurements that ...
Elflein H M - - 2010
To describe clinical features and management of 4 patients suffering from unilateral superior oblique palsies due to MRI-documented trochlear nerve schwannomas. Chart reviews of 4 patients seen at the departments of ophthalmogy and neurology at the University of Mainz. All four patients were male, aged 36 to 72 years at ...
Vinson Kimberly N - - 2010
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine whether injection laryngoplasty or medialization laryngoplasty is more effective in the long-term treatment of unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of patients with UFVP who underwent either injection or medialization laryngoplasty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences between July 29, 2003 ...
Simonsz H J - - 2010
In the Early vs. Late Infantile Strabismus Surgery Study (ELISSS), 13.5% of children operated at 20 months vs. 3.9% of those operated at age 4 had gross binocular vision (Titmus Housefly). Reoperation rates were 28.7% in the former vs. 24.6% in the latter group and, although all were eligible for ...
Holmes Jonathan M JM Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2010
Apparent inferior oblique overaction and apparent superior oblique underaction are common in strabismus associated with craniosynostosis, and in many cases are likely due to excyclotorsion of the globes, with the rectus muscles acting with oblique vectors. We present a patient with craniosynostosis who underwent bilateral superior oblique tucks to specifically ...
Wang Lihua - - 2011
To report an outcome study of 123 consecutive patients treated by graded unilateral medial rectus recession for small to moderate angle esotropia over an 8-year period with a minimum follow-up of 6 months. The records of patients who underwent unilateral medial rectus recession for constant esotropia measuring 15 to 35 ...
Park Ji-Hye - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical features and the risk factors of recurrence in infantile exotropia. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational case series. METHODS: The clinical records of 20 infantile exotropia patients who underwent exotropia surgery were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to the amount of exodeviation present at ...
Lau David Pang Cheng - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: 1) Determine the correlation between voice handicap index and quantitative videostroboscopy for patients undergoing injection laryngoplasty for unilateral vocal paralysis; 2) assess which videostroboscopy measurements correlate best with voice handicap index in patients demonstrating progressive improvement beyond six months following injection laryngoplasty. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. ...
Pineles Stacy L - - 2010
To examine long-term surgical success rates (>10 years) for patients with intermittent exotropia and the risk factors for failure of surgery in these patients. An attempt was made to contact all patients who underwent surgical treatment for intermittent exotropia between the years of 1970 to 1998 with a minimum postoperative ...
Suehiro Atsushi - - 2010
Results of the current study revealed improved phonation threshold pressure (PTP), normalized mucosal wave amplitude (NMWA), and less contraction of the lamina propria in injured larynges treated with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). We investigated the effects of local injection of bFGF for treatment of acute vocal fold injury in ...
Wang Lihua - - 2010
PURPOSE: To report an outcome study of 100 consecutive children with intermittent exotropia treated by unilateral rectus recession for small to moderate angle exodeviation with a minimum follow-up of 6 months. METHODS: The records of patients with intermittent exotropia younger than 15 years who underwent 7-to-10-mm unilateral lateral rectus recession ...
Honda Michio - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To report the first three cases of spontaneous resolution of chalazia after 3 to 5 years. METHODS: Patients with chalazia who visited Honda Eye Clinic were observed and treated between 1991 and 2008. Chalazia were diagnosed by deliberate palpation of lids and observation of external appearance of lids. Histopathologic ...
Tejedor Jaime - - 2010
PURPOSE: To compare a surgically adjusted dose of strabismus surgery using topical anesthesia in cooperative patients with dosage guidelines adapted to the surgeon's personal technique using sub-Tenon's anesthesia. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, single-site clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty patients with nonparalytic, nonrestrictive esotropia who were cooperative for surgery under topical anesthesia. METHODS: ...
Fresina Michela - - 2010
BACKGROUND: As therapy with bifocal lenses can generate a condition of acquired hypo-accommodation, we assessed the results of bifocal therapy in children with non-refractive accommodative esotropia in whom near point of accommodation (NPA) was measured before the prescription of the lenses and at the end of the study. METHODS: We ...
Wenke Rachel J - - 2010
The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT(R)) on acoustic and perceptual measures of articulation in non-progressive dysarthria in comparison to traditional dysarthria therapy. The study involved 26 individuals with non-progressive dysarthria who were randomly allocated to receive either LSVT(R) or traditional dysarthria ...
Mau Ted - - 2010
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Age, vocal fold atrophy, glottic closure pattern, and the burden of medical problems are associated with voice therapy outcomes for presbyphonia. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. METHODS: Records of patients seen over a 3-year period at a voice center were screened. Inclusion criteria consisted of age over 55 years, primary complaint ...
Hilgers Frans J M - - 2010
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To assess device life of the new Provox Vega 22.5 and 20 Fr prostheses, to establish whether the optimized airflow characteristics of these devices materialize in better voice characteristics in comparison to Provox2, and to assess the feasibility of voice prosthesis replacement with the new Smart Inserter. STUDY DESIGN: ...
Telander David G - - 2011
To determine the frequency and distribution of horizontal misalignment in patients with unilateral superior oblique palsy (SOP) and to determine the indications for combining horizontal with vertical strabismus surgery. Patients included in the study had a vertical heterophoria or tropia that fit Parks three-step test for SOP and had no ...
Fang Tuan-Jen - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To analyze outcomes following fat injection laryngoplasty in patients with unilateral vocal cord paralysis. DESIGN: Longitudinal outcomes evaluation study. SETTING: Tertiary referral voice center. PATIENTS: Thirty-three consecutive patients with unilateral vocal cord paralysis undergoing autologous fat injection laryngoplasty with preoperative and serial postoperative follow-up at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, ...
Spierer Oriel - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To compare the surgical outcome of unilateral lateral rectus recession and bilateral lateral rectus recession in moderate-angle exotropia (< or = 30 prism diopters [PD]). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The charts of all patients with moderate-angle exotropia (30 PD) who were operated on during the years 1993 to ...
Hillel Alexander T - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: We sought to analyze the outcomes of vocal process granulomas treated with proton pump inhibitors and inhaled triamcinolone acetonide. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of patients with a diagnosis of contact granuloma or vocal process granuloma between 1995 and 2008. Data included age, gender, intubation history, reflux history, ...
Lee Seung Won - - 2010
BACKGROUND: This prospective study investigated the efficacy of injection laryn-goplasty in the management of postthyroidectomy vocal cord paralysis (VCP). METHODS: From March 2005 to December 2008, 174 consecutive injection laryngoplasties were performed in patients with unilateral glottic insufficiency. This included 34 patients with post-thyroidectomy VCP: 15 with temporary VCP and ...
Cantarella Giovanna G Otolaryngology, Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milano, Italy. - - 2010
Laryngeal hemiplegia, also known as vocal fold paralysis, causes severe communicative disability. Although voice therapy is commonly considered to be beneficial for improving the voice quality in several voice disorders, there are only a few papers that present scientific evidence of the effectiveness of voice therapy in treating the disabilities ...
Molteni Gabriele - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical performance of an auto-crosslinked gel obtained from hyaluronic acid (ACP-based gel) as an anti-adhesive agent and/or augmentative agent in vocal cord surgery for the treatment of vocal fold (VF) atrophy, sulcus vocalis, and postsurgery scarring as well as its tolerability at short- and long-term follow-up. ...
Cheng Jeffrey - - 2010
Phonosurgery is an effective treatment for some vocal fold pathologies, and the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) survey has been shown to be a useful instrument for evaluating treatment effectiveness. We conducted a nonrandomized, prospective study of 21 patients who underwent phonosurgery for the treatment of non-neoplastic vocal fold lesions at ...
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