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Bite Force Assessment of Mandibular Interforaminal Fractures Treated with Combination of Microplate and Miniplate - A Randomized Control Study (Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction Open)
The purpose of this study was to compare the mechanical behavior of combination of microplate and miniplate with two standard miniplates for fixation of mandibular fractures in the interforaminal region on the basis of bite force and other clinical parameters. A prospective randomized study was conducted on 20 patients with mandibular fracture requiring open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) who were randomly categorized into Group A and Group B with 10 patients in each group. Ten healthy persons whose age and gender matched with study groups were included in control Group C. Read more.
Does the PillCam SB3 capsule endoscopy system improve image reading efficiency irrespective of experience? A pilot study (Endoscopy International Open)
The aim of this study was tp compare the diagnostic efficiency of the PillCam SB3 capsule endoscopy (CE) system with the older system, PillCam SB2, taking into consideration the experience of the image reader. Read more.
Cecal Volvulus following a Right Nephrectomy for Wilms' Tumor: Should We Need to Close the Lateral Peritoneum? (European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports)Mauricio Gonzalez-Urquijo, Christian Ovalle-Chao, Eduardo Flores-Villalba, Ulises de Jesus Garza-Luna, Jose Humberto Velazco-De La Garza, Ulises Garza-Serna
Wilms' tumor (WT) accounts for 90% of all pediatric renal malignant tumors. The most common postoperative complication based on the National Wilms' Tumor Study is small bowel obstruction. We report on a 2-year-old girl with postoperative bowel obstruction following a right nephrectomy for WT. Read more.
Worsening Cardiac Function in a Patient with Friedreich's Ataxia Secondary to Profound Hypothyroidism (Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes Reports)
We present a case of declining cardiac function in a patient with Friedreich's Ataxia, however, her worsening cardiac function was not related to her chronic disease. Her declining cardiac function was associated with hypothyroidism that was initially overlooked. The purpose of this article is to remind physicians of the role that thyroid hormone has in cardiac function and overall health. Read more.
Treatment of Single Cords in Dupuytren Disease with Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum: Study of a Cohort with Follow-up at 1 Year (Ibero-American Journal of Hand Surgery)
The purpose of the present work was to assess the effectiveness of collagenase Clostridium histolyticum in patients with Dupuytren disease with single cords and assess the recurrence rate in the first year after the treatment. Read more.