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Imamura Teruhiko T Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of - - 2014
The vasopressin type 2 receptor antagonist tolvaptan (TLV) has recently become available to treat congestion in inhospital patients with heart failure (HF). However, there is no evidence confirming the long-term efficacy of TLV. The Assessment of QUAlity of life during long-term treatment of TLV in refractory heart failure (AQUA-TLV) study ...
O'Dowd V V Departments of Colorectal Surgery, Limerick University Hospital, Limerick, - - 2014
To obtain a clear surgical margin, abdominoperineal excision (APE) for rectal cancer frequently leaves a large perineal defect surrounded by irradiated tissue. A vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous (VRAM) flap may facilitate healing of this wound. The current study aims to determine the effect of VRAM flap perineal reconstruction following APE ...
Hossne Nelson Americo NA Jr Cardiovascular Surgery Division, Surgery Department, Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, - - 2014
Mononuclear stem cells have been studied for their potential in myocardial ischemia. In our previous published paper, ReACT phase I/II clinical trial, our results suggest that a certain cell population, promonocytes, directly correlated with the perceived angiogenesis in refractory angina patients. This study is ReACT's clinical update, assessing long-term sustained ...
Awad Ziad T ZT Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, 633 W 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32209, USA, - - 2014
Conventional laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (LRH) involves making an abdominal incision to remove the specimen and perform the anastomosis. Totally laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE) may lead to better outcomes compared to LRH. Forty consecutive female patients total were reviewed: 20 LRH and 20 NOSE. The two ...
Berman Jay M JM Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, - - 2014
Radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation of fibroids has been reported in the literature, the procedure has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but mid- to-long-term quality-of-life results in a heterogeneous population of premenopausal and symptomatic women are lacking. Our objective was to analyze the clinical success of radiofrequency ...
Alder Ls L East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, - - 2014
Endovenous ablation of saphenous varicose veins has decreased morbidity and recovery time compared with open surgery. This study assessed the outcome and mid-term patient satisfaction of single-visit endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) alone, EVLT combined with phlebectomies and endovenous chemical ablation. A retrospective review was conducted of all patients (n=91) in ...
Tempel Zachary J ZJ Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
Object A hybrid approach of minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) followed by supplementary open posterior segmental instrumented fusion (PSIF) has shown promising early results in the treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis. Studies assessing the impact of this combined approach on correction of segmental and regional coronal angulation, sagittal ...
Lindgren J V JV Karolinska Institutet, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Section of Orthopaedics, SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden and the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register, Gothenburg, - - 2014
The effects of surgical approach in total hip replacement on health-related quality of life and long-term pain and satisfaction are unknown. From the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register, we extracted data on all patients that had received a total hip replacement for osteoarthritis through either the posterior or the direct lateral ...
Fleshman James W JW 1Department of Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 2Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana 3University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 4Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 5Department of Surgery, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, New York 6Department of Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, - - 2014
A large proportion of patients with a colostomy or an ileostomy develop parastomal hernias. The placement of a reinforcing material at the stoma site may reduce parastomal hernia incidence. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of stoma reinforcement with sublay placement of non-cross-linked porcine-derived acellular dermal matrix at ...
Miao Huamao - - 2014
To investigate objective optical quality and changes in light scatter after femtosecond laser small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) for moderate to high myopia correction. Prospective clinical study of 66 eyes of 66 patients (23 males, 43 females) with a mean age of 28.67 ± 6.62 years, mean spherical refraction of ...
Iester Michele M 1 Laboratorio Clinico Anatomo-Funzionale per la Diagnosi e il Trattamento del Glaucoma e Della Malattie Neurooftalmologiche, Clinica Oculistica, DiNOGMI, University of Genoa , Genoa, Italy - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To determine whether there were ocular surface changes in glaucomatous patients treated with preservatives beta-blockers who switched to preservative-free beta-blockers. Methods: This was a prospective, longitudinal, open-labeled study. One hundred thirty-two patients with primary open angle glaucoma treated with a preserved beta-blocker were enrolled. All the patients underwent ...
Bona Veronica V Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United - - 2014
Aims: To evaluate the effects of access route upon clinical results and quality of life (QoL) in patients undergoing either transfemoral (TF-TAVI) or transapical balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TA-TAVI) in the real world. Methods and results: A prospective analysis was performed upon 264 consecutive patients receiving TF-TAVI or TA-TAVI. ...
Kulendra Nicola Jayne NJ Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to determine the outcome of cats with ureteric obstruction managed with double pigtail ureteric stents and to document the incidence of lower urinary tract signs at long-term follow-up. Data were obtained retrospectively from the medical records (2009-2012) of 26 cats that underwent ureteric stent ...
Marion B B Service de chirurgie orthopédique, hôpital Bichat-Claude-Bernard, 46, rue Henri-Huchard, 75877 Paris cedex 18, France; EA REMES, université Paris-Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 75010 Paris, - - 2014
Highly congruent total knee prostheses were introduced in the 1990s in the hope of decreasing polyethylene wear, thereby minimising loosening and particle-induced peri-prosthetic osteolysis. Despite promising long-term outcomes, substantial rates of aseptic loosening were reported with conventional gamma-irradiated polyethylene inserts, suggesting that highly reticulated polyethylene should be used instead. We ...
Mineo Tommaso Claudio TC Department of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Policlinico Tor Vergata University , Rome, Italy - - 2014
Abstract Background: Malignant pleural effusion can be treated successfully by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) talc pleurodesis. This procedure can also be performed using local anesthesia on nonintubated patients. Objectives: To evaluate quality of life and major outcomes after VATS talc pleurodesis performed under local anesthesia in nonintubated patients with malignant ...
Tadwalkar Rigved R Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8631 West Third Street, Ste, 1017 East, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, - - 2014
To ascertain the beneficial role of spiritual counseling in patients with chronic heart failure. This is a pilot study evaluating the effects of adjunct spiritual counseling on quality of life (QoL) outcomes in patients with heart failure. Patients were assigned to "religious" or "non-religious" counseling services based strictly on their ...
Oz Gürhan G Afyon Kocatepe University, School of Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Afyonkarahisar, - - 2014
Some treatment modalities may cause losses in patients' life comfort because of the treatment process. Our aim is to determine the effects of thoracic surgery operations on the patients' quality of life. This is a multicenter and prospective study. A hundred patients, who had undergone posterolateral thoracotomy (PLT) and/or lateral ...
Ye Kaichuang K Department of Vascular Surgery, Shanghai 9th People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai JiaoTong University, School of Medicine, Vascular Center of Shanghai JiaoTong University, Number 639 Zhi Zao Ju Road, Shanghai 200011, - - 2014
To evaluate the technical aspects and early clinical results of stent placement for managing postthrombotic chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the iliofemoral vein through ipsilateral popliteal access. A retrospective analysis of 110 patients (44 men; mean age, 51 y; 118 limbs; 102 left limbs) with postthrombotic CTO of the iliofemoral ...
Xie Xiaobo X Department of Orthopedics, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 253 Gongye Road, Guangzhou, 510282, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of BPTB autografts versus HT autografts at a minimum of 5 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. A systematical search of literature was performed in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane library to identify published randomized controlled trials (RCT) or prospective ...
Núñez Montserrat M Rheumatology Department, Biomedical Research Institute August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clínic Universitari, Barcelona, - - 2014
Measuring HRQOL is simple, inexpensive, permits the health status to be measured over time, and is useful to compare or initiate treatments and evaluate results, facilitating homogenization in patient inclusion. To evaluate disease-specific and generic HRQOL and influence of associated factors in patients undergoing open debridement for acute postsurgical knee ...
Lim Joel Y JY School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Australia, - - 2014
Acute burn damages skin architecture, including nerve endings, altering sensation and influencing recovery of quality of life and participation. It is established that sensation is reduced in scars after deep burn. However, it is unclear if sensory deficits exist in mild scars. The aim of this trial was to determine ...
Avgerinos Dimitrios D Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New - - 2014
Constrictive pericarditis has multiple etiologies and can lead to disabling symptoms and severe heart failure with poor quality of life. Surgical pericardiectomy is the cornerstone of management. All patients undergoing pericardiectomy at our institution were reviewed with the goal of analyzing preoperative and intraoperative factors that may be associated with ...
Petersen Wolf W Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Martin Luther Hospital, Grunewald, Caspar Theyss Strasse 27-31, 14193, Berlin, Germany, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to analyze clinical results after osteochondral cylinder transplantation for osteochondral defects at the medial or lateral talar dome using the Diamond twin system (Karl Storz). We hypothesize that grafts harvesting from the posterior femoral condyles are associated with less donor site morbidity than reported ...
Jakovljevic Djordje G DG Institute of Cellular Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
The present study defined the short- and long-term effects of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and heart transplantation (HT) on physical activity and quality of life (QoL). Forty patients (LVAD, n = 14; HT, n = 12; and heart failure [HF], n = 14) and 14 matched healthy subjects were assessed for ...
Cai Songwang S Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, No. 600 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, 510630, Guangdong, - - 2014
There is controversy on whether lowering or restricting the level of sympathectomy can reduce compensatory sweating (CS). This study compared the results from sympathectomies performed to treat severe palmar hyperhidrosis using two distinct levels of T2-4 and T3-4. One hundred and sixteen patients with primary palmar hyperhidrosis were randomly allocated ...
Aboumohamed Ahmed A AA Department of Urology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, - - 2014
To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) using validated bladder-specific Bladder Cancer Index (BCI) and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Body Image scale (BIS) between open radical cystectomy (ORC) and robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC). This was a retrospective case series of all patients who underwent radical cystectomy. ...
Ozmen Mehmet Mahir MM Department of Surgery, Ankara Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is gold standard treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease. We examined the results of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication with or without double-sided polypropylene mesh. Sixty patients were prospectively evaluated. Primer cruroraphy and primer cruroraphy with mesh were performed in 31 and 29 patients, respectively. The Gastrointestinal Quality of Life ...
Komatsu Shuhei S Department of Surgery, Division of Digestive Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, - - 2014
Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) has gained wide acceptance and is being more commonly performed at the period of introduction. This study was designed to determine the clinical outcomes and quality of life (QOL) according to types of reconstruction following LADG for gastric cancer. Between 2007 and 2010, 117 consecutive patients ...
Nikkolo Ceith C Department of General Surgery, Surgery Clinic, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The primary aim of this study was to determine whether mesh pore size influences the rate of chronic pain at 6-mo follow-up. Another aim was to evaluate the rate of foreign body feeling and quality of life after inguinal hernia repair. The patients were randomized into two study groups: the ...
Kim Ju Yeong JY Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of - - 2014
To determine whether intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) could prevent total fertilization failure (TFF) and enhance the embryo quality in patients with non-male factor infertility. A total of 296 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles performed in patients with non-male factor infertility between April 2009 and March 2013 were included in this ...
Stoekenbroek R M RM Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
A systematic review of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to assess the additional value of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in promoting the healing of diabetic foot ulcers and preventing amputations was performed. MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched to identify RCTs in patients with diabetic foot ulcers published up ...
Maxwell Bryan G BG Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2014
To assess the hypothesis that postoperative survival exhibits heterogeneity associated with the timing of quality metrics. Retrospective observational study using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2005 through 2009. Survival analysis was performed on all admission records with a procedure code for major cardiac surgery (n = 595,089). The day-by-day hazard function for ...
Sewell Mathew D MD Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, - - 2014
Patients with skeletal dysplasia are prone to the development of degenerative shoulder disease requiring shoulder arthroplasty at a younger age than in the general population. To date there have been no published reports on the complexities or outcome of shoulder arthroplasty in this unique patient group. This is a review ...
Marsella Pasquale P Audiology and Otology Unit and Cochlear Implant Center, Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, Vatican City, Rome, - - 2014
Since 2011, a transcutaneous bone-anchored auditory implant (Sophono) has been available for patients affected by bilateral, conductive hearing loss that cannot be corrected by surgery. To date, very few cases of device application in the pediatric population have been described. The aim of the present study is to report on ...
Pérez-Fentes Daniel Adolfo DA Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Urology Department, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain ; - - 2014
Background and Purpose: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the treatment of choice for large and complex kidney stones, having increased its safety and effectiveness over the last years. Nonetheless, there is little known about its impact on quality of life (QoL). This study aimed at evaluating the effects of PCNL on ...
Choo Min Soo MS Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Department of Urology, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, Korea, Republic of ; - - 2014
Purpose: A large post-void residual (PVR) has been considered to be an indicator for the need to further management. However, the threshold level of PVR has been not defined. We determined the PVR volume by using bladder voiding efficiency (BVE) that would predict surgical outcomes after GreenLight HPS<sup>TM</sup> laser photoselective ...
Durmus Kasim K Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, - - 2014
Objective: To determine speech, eating, aesthetics, social disruption, and overall quality of life outcomes over a year period in patients who underwent transoral robotic surgery as part of carcinoma of unknown primary diagnosis and treatment. Study Design: Observational prospective study. Methods: Twenty-two patients who underwent transoral robotic surgery for the ...
Nasso Giuseppe G Division of Cardiac Surgery, Anthea Hospital, GVM Care and Research, Bari, - - 2014
Objectives: To clarify whether the results of repair of a complex mitral lesion (Barlow valve) at the intermediate-term follow-up are independent of the mode of surgical access [minithoracotomy vs. median sternotomy (MS)]. Methods: In a prospective randomized study of mitral repair for Barlow disease using either a minimally invasive (MI) ...
Reim Daniel - - 2014
Isovolemic anemia (decrease in hemoglobin concentration with normal or even increased blood volume) after gastric cancer surgery may negatively influence short- and long-term outcomes. Therefore correction of isovolemic postoperative anemia is supposed to be beneficial. This prospective randomized placebo-controlled multicenter trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy of ferric carboxymaltose ...
Park Sang-Sub SS Department of Emergency Medical technology, ChungCheong University, Cheongju, Korea Graduate School of Pharmacy, Korea University, Sejong-si, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to grasp difference in quality of chest compression accuracy between the modified chest compression method with the use of smartphone application and the standardized traditional chest compression method. Participants were progressed 64 people except 6 absentees among 70 people who agreed to participation with ...
Defazio Michael V MV Department of Plastic Surgery, Center for Wound Healing, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of - - 2014
Functional outcomes and quality-of-life measures following salvage reconstruction of composite Achilles/posterior leg defects are limited. We present our experience with combined Achilles defect reconstruction utilizing free tissue transfer with vascularized neotendon constructs. Between 2011 and 2012, six patients underwent vascularized reconstruction of complex Achilles defects by a single surgeon. Demographic ...
Gonzalez Victoria V Functional Neurosurgery Unit, Neurosurgery - - 2014
Object To date, experience of globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of Huntington's disease (HD) has been limited to a small number of case reports. The aim of this study was to analyze long-term motor outcome of a cohort of HD patients treated with GPi ...
Alvin Matthew D MD Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, - - 2014
Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) is a motion preserving procedure that is an alternative to fusion. Proponents of arthroplasty assert it will maintain cervical motion and prevent or reduce adjacent segment degeneration. Accordingly, CDA, compared to fusion, would have the potential to improve clinical outcomes. Published studies have varying conclusions on ...
Christabel Amelia A Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this triple blinded randomized clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy of tranexamic acid when used in conjunction with hypotensive anaesthesia exclusively for Le Fort I osteotomies. 49 patients undergoing Le Fort I osteotomy for correction of dentofacial deformity were divided into two groups; Group 1 received ...
Colavita Paul D PD Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, - - 2014
Quality of life has become an important focus for improvement in hernia repair. The International Hernia Mesh Registry was queried. The Carolinas Comfort Scale quantitated quality of life at 1-month, 6-month, and annual follow-up. Scores of 0 (completely asymptomatic) in all categories without recurrence defined an ideal outcome. The analysis ...
Xu Hai-Jing HJ Center for Reproductive Medicine, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University , Shanghai , China - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To compare the clinical result of mini-dose GnRH-a long protocol with short protocol in older patients undergoing IVF. Materials and methods: This was a retrospective study. Four hundred and sixty-one women aged above 35-year-old in first cycle were assigned to two groups: GnRH-a short protocol (n = 359); and mini-dose ...
de Almeida Mendes Cynthia C Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. Electronic address: - - 2014
Data: Iodine contrast media (ICM) is considered gold standard in endovascular revascularization procedures. However nephrotoxicity and hypersensitivity to ICM are causes that limit its indiscriminate use. Carbon dioxide (CO2) contrast angiography has been used as an alternative in patients with formal contra- indication to ICM. However no studies to the ...
Miller Jacob A JA Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Department of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, - - 2014
C5 palsy is a debilitating postoperative complication of cervical decompression surgery. While the prognosis is typically good, patients may be unable to perform basic activities of daily living, resulting in a decreased quality of life. No studies have investigated the quality of life and financial implications. To determine the impact ...
Alderman Amy K AK Atlanta, Ga.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; and New York, N.Y. From private practice; University of Michigan; and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer - - 2014
The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate patient satisfaction and quality of life with elective breast augmentation. Patients with bilateral submuscular breast augmentations prospectively completed the BREAST-Q preoperatively and 6 weeks and 6 months postoperatively; t tests compared preoperative and postoperative scores at 6 weeks and 6 months, ...
Mahmoud Samer Samir Sayed SS Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London, UK, SW17 0QT, - - 2014
Continuously increasing numbers of primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions invites a parallel increase in graft failures and need for revision ACL reconstruction surgery. High failure rates has previously stigmatised the revision surgery. We performed this study using multiple outcome measures together with clinical examination to offer a full assessment ...
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