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BACKGROUND A negative relationship between anemia before coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and the perioperative mortality has been shown. We tried to clarify whether anemia only expresses an increased perioperative risk or is a risk factor per se in a two-institution database. METHODS In the years 2005 and 2006, 185 of 3,311 patients undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of effects of patient factors on the outcome of regenerative treatment of buccal mandibular class II furcation defects. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-one patients were recruited. In the intention-to-treat population 21 patients were allocated into the sequence left treatment with enamel matrix protein derivative (EMD) and right guided(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a serious complication of procedures requiring contrast media associated with rising costs, prolonged hospitalization, and increased mortality. The aim of this study was to assess whether prophylactic administration of standard dosages of intravenous N-acetylcysteine or ascorbic acid reduce the(More)
OBJECTIVE Anthropometric landmarks of the skull have traditionally been used to describe cranial deformities resulting from nonsynostotic plagiocephaly or brachycephaly. Recently, digital photography has become an important tool for characterizing facial and cranial pathologies. The purpose of this study was to compare standard anthropometric cranial(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to determine whether oral trospium chloride is noninferior to oxy-butynin for urinary urge incontinence and to evaluate its efficacy, tolerability, and health-related quality of life parameters. METHODS In this randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter, Phase IIIb trial conducted in(More)
Pityriasis versicolor is the most common skin mycosis in humans worldwide. Yeasts of the genus Malassezia, particularly M. furfur, a saprophyte occurring widely on human skin, are generally regarded as the causative agents. M. furfur is able to convert tryptophan into a variety of indole alkaloids, some of them showing biological properties that correlate(More)
The aim of this study was to develop a practical approach allowing a reliable and noninvasive assessment of cortisol production rates in premature infants. To measure daily urinary excretion rates of glucocorticoids, we developed a procedure using a hydraulic compression method to collect urine from cellulose nappies (diapers). Glucocorticoid metabolites(More)
The aim of this prospective controlled randomized clinical trial was to evaluate the additional effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in attachment gain. Twenty-two patients showing contralateral intrabony defects were included. Defects were randomized to β-TCP (Cerasorb®) in combination with PRP (test) or alone (control). Probing pocket depth (PPD),(More)
The increased number of adolescents and young adults with unknown or inaccurately given date of birth is a current issue in justice and legal medicine. The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which third molar calcification stages assessed on panoramic X-rays could be useful as additional criteria for forensic age estimation in living(More)
The function of beta-endorphin immunoreactive material (IRM) released under perioperative conditions remains to be clarified. In 17 patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, we determined beta-endorphin IRM in venous blood plasma and in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) before surgery (t(A)); after termination of surgery and general anesthesia, but still under spinal(More)