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Ghoraba Hammouda H - - 2013
To report the effect of 360° scleral band in combination with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and silicone oil tamponade on the anatomical success and on the closure of macular hole (MH) in cases of myopic macular hole retinal detachment. A retrospective consecutive interventional study from medical records on patients who ...
Choi Kyung-Chul - - 2013
Adjacent segment degeneration is a long-term complication of arthrodesis. However, the incidence of adjacent segment degeneration varies widely depending on the patient's age and underlying disease and the fusion techniques and diagnostic methods used. We determined (1) the frequency of adjacent segment degeneration and increased lordosis on imaging tests, (2) ...
Van Tongel Alexander - - 2013
Shoulder girdle muscle weakness is the most constant feature of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy and leads to scapular winging. Mechanical fixation of the scapula to the thoracic wall provides a stable fulcrum on which the deltoid muscle can exert its action on the humerus. The aim of this study was to ...
Almugairen Naif - - 2013
Few studies have evaluated pemphigus treatments according to the definitions of the consensus statement. Prognostic factors for complete remission off therapy (CRoffT) remain unknown. We sought to assess the rate of CRoffT in patients with pemphigus treated with different regimens. In all, 134 patients with pemphigus were included in a ...
Furuta Minoru - - 2013
To clarify and review the early and late morphologic changes of the macula associating with visual loss in patients with subfoveal fluid secondary to extrafoveal circumscribed choroidal hemangiomas. Previously six non-treated eyes of six patients with subfoveal retinal detachment secondary to extrafoveal circumscribed choroidal hemangioma were included. Visual acuity (VA), ...
Chae Ju Byung - - 2013
To evaluate whether intravitreal ranibizumab injection at cataract surgery prevents postoperative diabetic macular edema (PME) in patients with stable diabetic retinopathy without significant macular edema. Eighty patients with cataract, stable diabetic retinopathy, and no significant macular edema were randomized to a sham group (cataract surgery only) or a group undergoing ...
Choi Won Jae - - 2013
The use of self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) is an established palliative treatment for malignant stenosis in the gastrointestinal tract; therefore, its application to benign stenosis is expected to be beneficial because of the more gradual and sustained dilatation in the stenotic portion. We aimed in this prospective observational study to ...
Gumus M - - 2013
Obstructive jaundice may promote bacterial overgrowth and altered intestinal barrier function, with resultant increased bacterial translocation. This study aimed to evaluate potential effects of pomegranate on bacterial translocation after bile duct ligation in rats. Wistar albino rats were randomized into four groups. Group 1 underwent sham operation; Group 2 underwent ...
Packer Flint R - - 2013
This report describes a woman who experienced a high number of laryngeal hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks during her participation in the IMPACT2 clinical trial of C1-INH concentrate. A 53-year-old caucasian female with a 31-year history of type 1 HAE experienced 16 laryngeal HAE attacks between 3 August 2006 and 23 ...
Şahlı E E Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of apoptosis in the pathogenesis of blepharoptosis. Forty-five eyelids of 43 consecutive patients (16 female, 27 males) that underwent levator resection surgery for ptosis correction were included in the study. Twenty-six of the eyelids had congenital myogenic ptosis and 19 ...
Shukla Dhananjay - - 2013
A patient underwent successful vitrectomy for macular epiretinal membrane with anatomical and functional improvement. 10 weeks later, there was a recurrence of macular edema with corresponding visual decline. An intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide not only restored the macular anatomy but also improved the visual outcome beyond that achieved after ...
Kim Joo Hyun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: To compare outcomes following contralateral lateral rectus (LR) recession and recess-resect (RR) procedures for recurrent exotropia of 20-25 prism dioptres (PD) after unilateral RR. METHODS: 39 subjects were included in this retrospective study. All underwent, as a primary surgery for intermittent exotropia, unilateral RR on the non-dominant eye. They ...
Bussière Miguel - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Lower haemoglobin levels may impair cerebral oxygen delivery and threaten tissue viability in the setting of acute brain injury. Few studies have examined the association between haemoglobin levels and outcomes after spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage. AIMS: We evaluated whether anaemia on admission was associated with greater intracerebral haemorrhage severity and ...
Shigemura Katsumi - - 2013
The objective of this study was to retrospectively investigate postoperative infectious complications (PICs) in our early experience with holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) followed by mechanical morcellation for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. A retrospective review was performed of the clinical data for 90 consecutive patients who underwent HoLEP ...
Dunn Evan N - - 2013
ABSTRACT Purpose: To report a 65-year-old male patient with bilateral phakic cystoid macular edema secondary to idiopathic macular telangiectasia type 1, with robust response to topical steroidal and non-steroidal agents. Methods: Retrospective interventional case report. Chart review. Results: Snellen visual acuity was 20/40 bilaterally. Color fundus photographs showing golden crystalline ...
Muroi Carl - - 2013
The role and impact of systemic inflammatory response after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage remain to be elucidated. To assess the time course and correlation of systemic inflammatory parameters with outcome and the occurrence of delayed ischemic neurological deficits (DINDs) after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Besides the baseline characteristics, daily interleukin-6 (IL-6), procalcitonin, C-reactive ...
Araki-Sasaki Kaoru - - 2013
PURPOSE: To classify secondary corneal amyloidosis (SCA) by its clinical appearance, to analyze the demographics of the patients, and to determine the involvement of lactoferrin. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational, noncomparative, multicenter study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-nine eyes of 29 patients diagnosed with SCA by corneal specialists at 9 ophthalmologic institutions in Japan were ...
Seven Gulseren - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Fully covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMS), unlike partially covered SEMS (PCSEMS), have been used to treat benign as well as malignant conditions. We aimed to evaluate the outcome of PCSEMS and FCSEMS in patients with both benign and malignant esophageal diseases. METHODS: Data were reviewed of all patients who ...
Ambro Bryan T - - 2013
Objective(1) To evaluate the effectiveness of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) flap and free fat graft in reconstructing the parotidectomy defect. (2) To evaluate the long-term viability of the free fat graft following parotidectomy for benign and malignant disease, including in the postradiation setting.Study DesignProspective study of consecutive patients.SettingAcademic tertiary ...
Ashar Jatin N - - 2013
PURPOSE: To compare outcomes of non-Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (nDSEK) with Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) for the surgical management of congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy (CHED). METHODS: Patients with CHED who were treated with DSEK or nDSEK were analyzed and compared with respect to graft adhesion, graft clarity, visual acuity, ...
Goldstein Jay L - - 2013
Abstract Objective: In nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) users, chronic occult blood loss may lead to decreases in hemoglobin, which may lead to increased healthcare expenditures. We therefore sought to quantify healthcare resource utilization of ≥2 g/dL hemoglobin decrease in osteoarthritis patients. Methods: Using a large US managed care database, we ...
Watschinger Bruno - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Dialysis patients, receiving erythropoiesis stimulating agents, typically show signs of hemoglobin variability as a consequence of their dosing patterns, bleeding, infection, etc., which is commonly managed adjusting the dose regimen of the erythropoiesis stimulating agent. However, information on dosing strategies used in daily clinical practice and their outcomes in ...
Enko Dietmar - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate a laboratory-guided therapeutic algorithm of preoperative anemia. 335 patients with elective hip or knee arthroplasty were included in this retrospective before-after study. Group I (n = 101) underwent conventional preoperative procedures before algorithm implementation. Group II (n = 234) underwent algorithm-guided preoperative ...
Celik Tuba - - 2013
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) in management of corneal and conjunctival diseases in large clinical series. Methods: 130 patients who had undergone AMT between February 2004-March 2011 were evaluated. The cases were selected from two main groups: corneal (105) and conjunctival disorders (25). Results were ...
Natarajan Maya - - 2013
Studies mainly in the western population have compared central corneal thickness in primary open angle glaucoma and normal individuals have found variable results. We did this study to compare the central corneal thickness of primary open angle glaucoma patients with normal controls in a south Indian population. This was a ...
Singh Avinash Kumar - - 2013
Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA) is a rare hypoplastic anemia that presents in infancy with macrocytic anemia and reticulocytopenia. It is a ribosomopathy with autosomal dominant inheritance. In our series of 10 patients with DBA, congenital malformations were observed in 50% of the cases. Age at symptom onset ranged from 0-12 ...
Al-Mohaimeed Mansour M - - 2013
To evaluate the indications, complications, and visual and graft survival outcomes in eyes that had undergone simultaneous cataract extraction and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). We described a retrospective study of 101 patients who had undergone simultaneous cataract extraction and PKP at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital between January 1, 2001, and ...
Matulevičienė Aušra - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE. The first step in the search for the genetic basis of oral clefts should be the well-accepted classification and clinical data protocols, which are important in distinguishing separate phenotypic groups. The aim of this study was to compare the frequency of congenital malformations associated with oral clefts ...
Thongprasom Kobkan - - 2013
A 36-year-old Thai woman presented with a painful, burning sensation in the gingiva and desquamative gingivitis. Findings from histopathologic and direct immunofluorescence examination of the maxillary gingiva confirmed a diagnosis of pemphigus. Two months later, she developed a round erythematous lesion on her face, and findings from a skin biopsy ...
Benchikhi Hakima H Department of Dermatology Ibn Rochd Universary Hospital, Casablanca, - - 2013
In pemphigus, there still is no consensus on parameters mesuring clinically the disease severity. The aim of this study is to use the Japanese severity index in Moroccan patients with pemphigus. Multicenter prospective study from September 2007 to September 2009 including consecutive patients with confirmed pemphigus. We used the Japenese ...
Derenthal Nicola N Department of Pain Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, - - 2013
Although intima-media thickness (IMT) was increased in several inflammatory diseases, studies investigating whether the inflammatory processes lead to macrovascular alteration with increased IMT in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) lack. Using ultrasound (high-resolution B-mode), we compared bilaterally the IMT of the common carotid artery (CCA-IMT), the radial artery (RA-IMT), the ...
Yamada Yoshihisa - - 2012
Background: To evaluate the prognostic factors for the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and foveal average retinal thickness after vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling for diabetic macular edema. Design: Retrospective, single-center study. Participants: This study involved 31 eyes of 27 patients who had undergone vitrectomy with ILM peeling between ...
McClintic S M SM Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, - - 2013
Bacterial keratitis results in corneal scarring and subsequent visual impairment. The long-term evolution of corneal scars has not been well described. In this case series, we identified patients who had improvement in corneal scarring and visual acuity from a clinical trial for bacterial keratitis. We searched the records of the ...
Levasseur Steve D - - 2012
PURPOSE:: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the heavy silicone oil Densiron-68 as an internal retinal tamponade after vitrectomy in patients with primary inferior rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. METHODS:: A retrospective consecutive case series involving inferior rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in 42 patients recruited between 2007 and 2010 was completed. All ...
Nah Shireen A - - 2012
We evaluated the incidence of congenital anomalies associated with anorectal malformations (ARMs) in relation to the anatomic type of ARM as defined by the Krickenbeck classification. We reviewed 99 children with ARM in our institution from 2002 to 2011. Data were collected on patient demographics, type of ARM, and associated ...
Connolly Barbara S - - 2012
Zesiewicz et al.(1) reported that varenicline improved ataxia in patients with spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3) with excellent tolerance. We used open-label varenicline in a similar dosing schedule from 2 weeks to greater than 6 months in 7 patients with ataxia (3 SCA3, 1 multiple system atrophy with cerebellar features, ...
Ben-Ishay Offir - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and esophageal atresia (EA) are fairly common congenital anomalies, but the occurrence of both is exceedingly rare, with only anecdotal cases reported in the English literature. The primary objective of the current study is to assess the incidence and outcomes of CDH/EA using the Congenital ...
Cuchel Marina - - 2013
Patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia respond inadequately to existing drugs. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor lomitapide in adults with this disease. We did a single-arm, open-label, phase 3 study of lomitapide for treatment of patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Current ...
Touboul David - - 2012
To compare early corneal healing following conventional, transepithelial, and accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) protocols. Twenty-four patients with progressive keratoconus were divided into three groups to receive conventional, transepithelial, or accelerated CXL. In vivo corneal confocal microscopy was performed on each patient preoperatively and at 1, 3, and 6 months ...
Sun Yu - - 2012
Cervical arthroplasty is indicated to preserve cervical motion and prevent accelerated adjacent segment degeneration. Whether accelerated adjacent segment degeneration is prevented in the long term is unclear. This trial compared adjacent segment degeneration in Bryan disc arthroplasty with that in anterior cervical decompression and fusion five years after the surgery. ...
Bhivgade Sanjay - - 2012
Hereditary angioedema is a genetic disorder due to a deficiency or malfunction of C1 esterase inhibitor. We herein describe a case of 25-year-old male who presented with swelling over face since one day. There was history of similar episodes since two years with gradual subsidence of swelling without any treatment. ...
Callaghan John J - - 2012
In a previous experiment studying cementation of liners into cementless acetabular shells, placing grooves in the liner in a spider-web configuration created the greatest construct strength. Scoring shells without screw holes or other texturing helped prevent failure at the shell-cement interface. However, it was unclear whether these practices caused durable ...
Falsini Benedetto - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate long term changes of central cone-mediated function in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients by recording focal electroretinograms (fERG). Methods: A cohort of 43 RP patients was followed from 4 to 16 years (average follow up = 9.3 year, average examination/patient =10) by recording the fERG response to a ...
Hjortdal Jesper - - 2012
PURPOSE:: To compare the frequency of rejection episodes and graft failure because of surgical complications or rejection after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and penetrating keratoplasty (PK) for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. METHODS:: A total of 201 eyes of 201 consecutive patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy undergoing keratoplasty were included. ...
Ventura Marcelo Carvalho - - 2012
To evaluate the change in intraocular pressure (IOP) and central corneal thickness (CCT) of children who underwent congenital cataract surgery with injection of triamcinolone acetonide into the anterior chamber at the end of the procedure. Fifty-three eyes of 34 children <2 years of age who underwent congenital cataract surgery with ...
Hermann Manuel M MM Center of Ophthalmology, Department of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, - - 2012
To characterize the temporal occurrence of retinal detachments (RD) after cataract surgery.   In this retrospective, consecutive case series, we reviewed the charts of 798 pseudophakic patients with primary rhegmatogenous RD that underwent surgery between 1999 and 2009, at the Center of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne, Germany. Twenty-five percent of ...
Lee Jong Dae - - 2012
Abstract Conclusion: Our results show that cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) or ocular VEMP (oVEMP) abnormalities in the recurrent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) group were significantly higher than those in the non-recurrent BPPV group. Therefore, we can infer that VEMP abnormality is one of risk factors for BPPV recurrence. ...
Cavallini Gian Maria - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate bimanual microincision cataract surgery (MICS) clear corneal incision (CCI) architectural features over the long-term using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Modena, Modena, Italy. METHODS: Patients who had uneventful bimanual MICS in the previous 2 to 16 months ...
Ishihara Yoshihito - - 2012
Abstract To treat morphological abnormalities, impaction, and severe malposition of the teeth, the lateral incisors are sometimes extracted, followed by orthodontic space closure. This procedure often requires special consideration, not only with regard to esthetics but also for functional issues. However, thus far, few reports that have performed a functional ...
Lai Xu - - 2012
Objective To study the clinical characteristics and outcomes of the hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma (HMTC) and the sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma (SMTC). Methods The clinical data of 78 patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma who underwent surgery in our hospital between July 1980 and May 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. Results Of ...
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