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Shah Tejanshu
<b>Objectives: </b> To report our experience with Ureterocaly-costomy for treating complex ureteropelvic junction stric-tures, to salvage a renal unit. <b> Methods: </b> Twenty-five patients were subjected to ure-terocalycostomy between year 1992 and 2002. Nineteen patients had UPJ obstruction; 7 had primary UPJ obstruc-tion with 3 having horseshoe anomaly and 4 ...
Ragozzino Giovanni - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of propionyl-carnitine (PC) in patients with type 2 diabetes and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was an open pharmacodynamic study. Twenty-four obese patients with type 2 diabetes and PAD (stage IIb) were enrolled in the study. After an initial run-in period of ...
Van Der Sluijs Barbara M - - 2003
This first description of the oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) phenotype in Dutch patients shows that limb girdle weakness can occur early in the course of disease and can give the first and major complaint in OPMD patients. The aim of this study was to examine clinically, histologically and genetically all ...
de Visser Enrico - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: In this study, the concept of a cognitive dual-task performance and visual restriction during walking has been used to study the recovery of gait after limb-saving surgery in ten patients. DESIGN: All patients were recovering from some form of treatment to tumors of the lower limbs. Patients had to ...
Kassab M - - 2003
Eleven patients (10 men and 1 woman) with a mean age of 32 years (range: 16-61 years) and a mean follow-up of 12 years (range: 2-21 years) were studied retrospectively after ipsilateral fibular transposition. The cause of tibial nonunion was a motor vehicle collision (MVC) in eight patients, a fall ...
Felice Kevin J - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The benign focal amyotrophy disorders have been described since 1959 for the upper limbs and since 1981 for the lower limbs. The clinicopathologic features have pointed to a restricted and self-limiting form of motor neuron disease. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical, electromyographic, and muscle histopathologic features in 8 patients ...
Tokmakova Keti - - 2003
Type IV congenital deficiency of the tibia is associated with two major problems: the equinovarus position of the foot with the talus incarcerated in the distal tibiofibular mortise and the limb length inequality due to the shortened dysmorphic tibia. The purpose of this study was to formulate guidelines for the ...
McGuire Michael K - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Recession defects around teeth have been treated with a variety of surgical techniques. Most of the literature suggests that the subepithelial connective tissue graft has the highest percentage of mean root coverage with the least variability. Previous studies have demonstrated that enamel matrix derivative (EMD) has the ability to ...
Henke Peter K - - 2003
Peripheral vascular occlusive disease (PVOD) and rheumatologic disease (RD) are common in older patients. The effect that coexistence of these diseases may have on patient health has not been rigorously investigated. The present study was undertaken in an attempt to characterize patients with PVOD plus RD in terms of inflammatory ...
Keswani Sundeep G - - 2003
The natural history of extremity amniotic band syndrome (ABS) is a progression to deformity or amputation. Fetoscopic laser release of amniotic bands in extremity ABS offers the potential to prevent limb amputation. The authors report on 2 patients with isolated extremity ABS who underwent fetoscopic release. Both patients had isolated ...
Botti Charles F CF - - 2003
PURPOSE: To describe a novel technique for percutaneous retrograde access of the tibial vessels after antegrade access failure in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia. METHODS: Six patients who had failed antegrade access to infrapopliteal occlusions had attempted retrograde tibial puncture and wire passage into the proximally patent vessel. Endovascular intervention ...
Warner P M - - 2003
Seven burn centers performed a 10-yr retrospective chart review of patients diagnosed with purpura fulminans. Patient demographics, etiology, presentation, medical and surgical treatment, and outcome were reviewed. A total of 70 patients were identified. Mean patient age was 13 yr. Neisseria meningitidis was the most common etiologic agent in infants ...
Randon C - - 2003
Even though modern techniques have improved patient survival and limb salvage rates in patients with critical limb ischaemia and end-stage vascular disease, amputation is sometimes the only possible treatment. In younger patients with traumatic avulsion of a foot, infected gangrene of the foot or a peripheral tumour, amputation is out ...
Kummer O - - 2003
Aim was to analyze the association between local infection and amputation rate in patients with chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI) with or without successful revascularization. We performed a retrospective analysis of 56 consecutive patients with 57 critically ischemic legs seen at the University Hospital Bern. Patients with CLI were selected ...
Doblas Manuel - - 2003
The aim of this study was to compare the results of simultaneous bilateral thoracodorsal sympathectomy in the prone position with those of anterolateral sympathectomy performed in two staged, separate procedures for the treatment of bilateral excessive sweating of the hands and axillae, and to describe our technique for bilateral, simultaneous ...
Burns P - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Best medical therapy (BMT) provides patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) substantial protection against future vascular events. OBJECTIVE: To determine the quality of BMT received by PAD patients in this vascular surgery unit. METHODS: Retrospective case-note review of 50 consecutive patients in each of the following groups: intermittent claudication ...
Becelli Roberto - - 2002
The authors present the clinical case of a 61-year-old patient with Hand-Schüller-Christian disease associated with multisystemic involvement. The onset of such puzzling symptoms and the extremely rarity of this disease in a patient of such advanced age resulted in a delayed diagnosis and subsequently delayed treatment of the patient.
Jaff Michael R - - 2002
Although endovascular therapy has revolutionized the management of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), noninterventional regimens, such as structured exercise therapy, atherosclerotic risk factor modification, and pharmacotherapy, are effective in patients suffering from mild-to-moderate PAD and intermittent claudication (IC). For more than a decade, the only pharmacologic therapy for IC ...
Cho Y P - - 2002
Two patients with protein C deficiency who presented with peripheral arterial insufficiency were successfully managed. One patient was managed with bypass surgery for focal gangrene followed by full anticoagulation whilst the other patient was managed with full anticoagulation. Both patients showed characteristic arteriographic findings. Patients who present with peripheral arterial ...
Goyal Arun - - 2002
A review of popliteal-crural bypasses via the posterior approach was done to evaluate the results of this technique. During a period of 36 months, 21 patients with limb-threatening ischemia underwent 21 popliteal-crural bypasses via the posterior approach in the prone position with reversed lesser saphenous vein. All patients had limb-threatening ...
Turnipseed William D - - 2002
BACKGROUND: This article describes the diagnosis and management of chronic compartment syndrome and functional popliteal entrapment syndrome, unusual causes for claudication in young adults. METHODS: A total of 276 patients (<50 years old) with isolated muscle cramping, swelling, and plantar paresthesia were routinely evaluated with compartment pressures (normal < 15 ...
Jabor Mark A - - 2002
After performing a chart review, the authors identified 120 patients who underwent breast cancer-related reconstruction. All charts were evaluated with regard to breast mound reconstruction type, nipple-areola reconstruction type, the interval between breast mound and nipple-areola reconstruction, the number of procedures needed to achieve nipple-areola reconstruction, patient history of radiation ...
Sagiv Paul - - 2002
Digit amputation is a physical and psychological trauma that can influence the daily living of a person. The rehabilitation of patients with digit amputation is a complex process and should take into consideration all influencing factors, such as the functional, emotional, social, and professional profile of the patient. This study ...
Lin Cheng-Chieh - - 2002
Foot problems are the most common cause of hospital admission in patients with type II diabetes mellitus (DM). Poor muscle perfusion of lower extremities is thought to be the major component in the pathogenesis of foot problems. We used a well-established and non-invasive radionuclide method to objectively evaluate the anterior ...
Wohlgemuth Walter A - - 2002
Radiological interventional therapy is described in seven patients with a distinct clinical syndrome of exercise-induced neurogenic intermittent claudication due to a reversible ischaemia of the lumbosacral plexus during walking accompanied by transient neurologic deficits. This condition was presumably caused by a reversible vascular steal phenomenon during exertion. The underlying vascular ...
Buzato M A da Silva - - 2002
The most devastating consequence of vascular disease of the lower extremity is amputation. Although considered as the end of the efforts of the vascular procedures, it should not be considered the end of medical treatment of the patient. The purpose of this study was to determine the situation of patients ...
Zwicky S - - 2002
Evaluation of macro- and microcirculatory tests to confirm diagnosis, and recognize perfusion changes in chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI). Forty-two consecutive patients with CLI examined at the University Hospital Bern, with 21 included in this prospective follow-up analysis. Patients underwent serial clinical examinations, and assessment of the macro- (ankle arterial ...
Chung Kevin C - - 2002
Two farmers who sustained amputations of all digits in the dominant hand had hand reconstructions with 3 toes from both feet. Both patients were monitored with hand function tests and validated outcomes questionnaires (Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire and Short Form-36). Long-term follow-up data showed that both patients were able to ...
Shiraishi Hideki - - 2002
The cases of two female patients who underwent reconstructive surgery using free vascularized fibular bone grafting of the proximal humerus are reported. Both patients were evaluated 1 year postoperatively for active range of motion; an Enneking evaluation and activities-of-daily-living (housework) assessment were also done. Patient 1 regained flexion and abduction ...
Swinnen S P - - 2002
Previous studies have identified motor deficits on the ipsilesional side of patients recovering from a cerebro-vascular accident (CVA), including deficits in interlimb coordination. In the present study, unilateral stroke patients and a control group of healthy age-matched controls performed nonisodirectional coordination of the ipsilateral limbs across two days of practice ...
Iwasaki Yasuo - - 2002
We studied whether there are any parameters that influence the period between onset of symptoms and confirmation of diagnosis in 117 patients with ALS (65 male, 52 female). The mean age of diagnosis was 57 years for men and 59 years for women. Bulbar-onset patients were older at diagnosis than ...
Ilijevski Nenad - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this report is to analyze the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and outcome of surgical treatment in patients with popliteal arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in order to make trauma surgeons aware of the various issues patients with popliteal AVFs might present. METHODS: From 1991 to 2000, 49 patients were ...
Bruce A S W - - 2002
Current teaching suggests that patients requiring a total knee arthroplasty who have absent pulses or an abnormal ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) should be referred for vascular investigation. The aim of this study was to determine whether total knee arthroplasty was safe in such patients. The ABPI was measured with a ...
Ozaki Toshifumi - - 2002
Twelve adult patients with pelvic sarcoma had implantation of a hemipelvic prosthesis. Eight patients had hemipelvic resection, and four patients had acetabulopubic resection. The implanted prosthesis was a special Vitallium prosthesis, which was specially designed for each patient with the aid of a computer. At a median followup of 57 ...
Reddy V Seenu - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The use of radial arteries for coronary revascularization is increasing. There remain concerns regarding alteration of upper extremity function after radial artery procurement. This study evaluates the functional morbidity in higher risk patients. METHODS: Between April 1997 and September 1999, 374 patients underwent unilateral or bilateral radial artery procurement. ...
Sherif A - - 2002
Two patients with the rare entity of arterio-ureteral fistula are presented. Both highlight the predisposing factors of radiation, major surgery in the region, history of vascular surgery and presence of double-J-stent. Both patients presented with the clinical sign of intermittent gross hematuria. Both patients were successfully treated by endovascular intervention ...
Gentili M E - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients' perception of limb position during regional anaesthesia is frequently incorrect. The incidence and nature of this phenomenon has not yet been completely described. The aim of this prospective study was to assess phantom sensation in patients undergoing a brachial plexus block. METHODS: Axillary block was performed ...
Techanivate Anchalee - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Phantom limb sensation (PLS) after the spinal anesthesia is an unpleasant experience. The occurrence rate was 80 to 83 per cent from previous studies. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the incidence of PLS, comparing between placing the lower limbs in the neutral position when ...
Meco M - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study, was to assess the incidence of and predictors for mortality and morbidity in patients who required postoperative intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support. METHODS: We have retrospectively estimated 116 patients and data were statistically analyzed, and significant variables were evaluated with multivariate analysis. RESULTS: Mortality ...
Hirotani Takashi - - 2002
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that bilateral use of internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) confers better long-term results in patients than does unilateral use. However, routine use of bilateral ITAs has usually been avoided. METHODS: Since 1997, we have used bilateral ITAs extensively for patients who required multivessel bypasses. Recently, 243 ...
Reig E - - 2001
Spinal Cord Stimulation is one of the interventionist treatments used for treating diverse chronic pain syndromes. This study analyses retrospectively 95 patients diagnosed as suffering from grave peripheral arteriopathy in Fontaine state III (36 patients) and Fontaine state IV (56 patients). Eight patients required a minor amputation and 29 a ...
Timaran C H - - 2001
Iliac artery angioplasty (IAA) is an effective adjunct when combined with infrainguinal arterial reconstructions (IARs) in appropriate patients with multilevel occlusive disease. However, the effect of iliac artery stenting (IAS) on the outcome of patients undergoing distal bypass procedures is not defined. The purpose of this study was to estimate ...
Davis C A - - 2001
Calciphylaxis is a rare syndrome characterized by progressive vascular calcification and ischemic tissue loss in patients with chronic renal failure. We report our five-year experience with five patients who developed foot gangrene due to calciphylaxis. All five patients had characteristic clinical, laboratory, and radiologic findings of the disorder, but no ...
Dick E A - - 2001
The objectives of this study were (i) to identify patterns of angiographic disease in scleroderma patients with and without other vascular risk factors and (ii) to define patients with scleroderma in whom angiography and angioplasty is useful. The records of 26 patients with scleroderma who underwent angiography and angioplasty over ...
Morales P A - - 2001
The percutaneous treatment of peripheral vascular disease has advanced over the past two decades and is fast becoming the preferred treatment of choice. Stents have positively altered the clinical outcomes in peripheral revascularizations. Anatomic variability is an important factor in determining if the patient is an ideal percutaneous interventional candidate. ...
Rasool M N - - 2001
Fourteen children (average 9 years) with primary hematogenous osteomyelitis of the calcaneus are reported. Four were seen early and 10 late. Clinical presentation was dramatic, with fever, pain, swelling, and fluctuance around the foot and ankle. The diagnosis was missed initially in 8 cases because the patients were treated for ...
Silva L - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Hand-assisted laparoscopy can be used to perform aortoiliac reconstructive procedures. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of a hand-assisted aortofemoral bypass in patients with occlusive disease using a low abdominal transverse incision to reduce postoperative respiratory problems. METHODS: In 18 patients, a modified Pfannenstiel incision was ...
Faber D C - - 2001
BACKGROUND: When there is doubt about perfusion in the distal part of the leg and around the ankle, an above-knee amputation (AKA) site has been the most commonly selected to assure primary wound healing. METHODS: The Gritti-Stokes amputation (GSA), a modified through-knee amputation, seems to have value for selected patients, ...
Ostojić L - - 2001
AIM: To asses the intermediate rehabilitation outcome of patients with war-related below-knee amputations and compare it with the patients with other causes of amputation. METHOD: The study comprised 74 patients with below-knee stumps admitted for rehabilitation at the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Split University Hospital, Croatia, in 1994. ...
Peters E J - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: It is reasonable to predict that diabetes-related lower-extremity amputations have a detrimental impact on quality of life. However, we are unaware of any study in the medical literature describing the functional level of diabetic patients with amputations. The objective of this study was to evaluate amputations among diabetic patients ...
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