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PURPOSE We investigated the prevalence and outcome of PSA testing for prostate cancer screening or diagnosis in elderly men 75 years or older at our academic medical center. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study design was used to identify all men 75 years or older who underwent a PSA test through the family medicine or internal medicine service(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the morbidity and mortality from radical cystectomy in a nationally representative population-derived sample. Complications after radical cystectomy have been reported from large single-institution series but population-based representative data are lacking. METHODS All patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer were(More)
PURPOSE Injuries resulting from accidents are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to present epidemiologic estimates of hospital-based emergency department (ED) visits for facial fractures in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for 2007 was used. All ED visits with(More)
PURPOSE Of commonly performed urological cancer procedures radical cystectomy is associated with the highest morbidity and mortality. The impact of each individual type of complication or a combination of them on various outcome measures, such as mortality, charges and length of stay, is unclear. We quantified the impact of specific post-cystectomy(More)
PURPOSE The objectives of this study were to provide nationally representative estimates of hospital-based emergency department (ED) visits for facial fractures in children and adolescents, examine the burden associated with such visits, identify common types of facial fracture, and examine the role of patient-related demographic factors on the causes of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to examine the impact of the presence of gingivitis/periodontitis on the occurrence of infectious complications (including septicemia, bacterial infections, and mycoses) in hospitalized leukemic adults in the United States. METHODS A retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) for the years(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the alveolar bone dimensional changes with cone-beam computed tomography after space-opening procedures for an endosseous implant in patients with unilateral or bilateral maxillary lateral incisor agenesis. METHODS A pilot retrospective cohort study was conducted of 11 patients (13 sites) in whom the(More)
Objectives The aim of this clinical trial was to investigate the duration of mandibular-crowding alleviation with piezotome-corticision orthodontics compared with conventional orthodontics. Design Single-centre, two-arm parallel group randomized controlled trial. Setting Orthodontic clinic at the University of Connecticut. Ethical approval The study(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin-1 (IL-1) gene polymorphisms have been associated with increased levels of inflammatory mediators and several inflammatory diseases. Periodontitis is a bacterially induced chronic inflammatory disease that destroys the connective tissues and bone that support the teeth, affects substantial numbers of adults, and has been implicated as(More)
BACKGROUND The quality of life (QOL) of long-term survivors of bladder cancer in a population-based registry was assessed. METHODS The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT-BL) instrument was used to evaluate QOL in a population-based sample of bladder cancer patients. QOL scores were compared between those undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) or(More)