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Justino H - - 2001
A randomized trial of arterial duct occlusion with a double umbrella (DU) or wire coil (WC) was undertaken for patients <18 years of age, weighing >10 kg with isolated ducts < or = 3 mm in diameter. Baseline, procedural, and outcome characteristics were compared in an intention-to-treat analysis according to ...
Moore J W - - 2001
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and the efficacy of transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occlusion with the Duct-Occlud device. Six centers participated in this phase I U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical trial with investigational device exemption. Patients with restrictive PDA (less than 4-mm minimum ...
Radhakrishnan S - - 2001
The aim of the study was the assess feasibility of closing large patent arterial ducts (PDA) in infants and children using the new Amplatzer Duct Occluder. All patients diagnosed to be having PDA were considered as potential candidates to undergo the device closure. 19 patients were diagnosed to be having ...
Holly L T - - 2001
OBJECT: In this report the authors review their experience in the treatment of seven patients with symptomatic cerebellar ptosis following craniovertebral decompression (CVD) for Chiari I malformation. METHODS: The mean age of the patients was 37 years and the average amount of time between the initial suboccipital craniectomy and evaluation ...
Hida K - - 2001
OBJECT: The authors describe the surgical procedures for placing syringosubarachnoid shunts and the results of surgery, as well as the prevention of shunt malfunction. METHODS: The series consisted of 59 patients with syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation in whom syringosubarachnoid shunts were placed. Their ages ranged from 4 to ...
Dvorák J - - 2001
Purpose: To evaluate the technical feasibility and efficacy of endovascular brachytherapy with Iridium-192 in the prevention of restenosis caused by neointimal hyperplasia of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS).Materials and Methods: The endovascular brachytherapy with high dose rate automatic afterloading system was performed in six patients with recurrent of stenosis of ...
Helton W S - - 2001
HYPOTHESIS: In good-risk patients with variceal bleeding undergoing portal decompression, surgical shunt is more effective, more durable, and less costly than angiographic shunt (transjugular intrahepatic portasystemic shunt [TIPS]). DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Academic referral center for liver disease. PATIENTS: Patients with Child-Pugh class A or B cirrhosis with at ...
Alzate J C - - 2001
OBJECT: The authors describe the results of performing a standard posterior craniovertebral decompression and placement, if indicated, of a syringosubarachnoid shunt for the treatment of patients with Chiari I malformation with and without syringomyelia. METHODS: This is a retrospectively analyzed consecutive series of 66 patients (mean patient age 15 years, ...
Sivakumar K - - 2001
BACKGROUND: The neonatal age group is considered to be one of the important risk factors for perioperative morbidity and mortality as well as poor long-term patency following Blalock-Taussig shunts. METHODS AND RESULTS: Out of a total of 190 patients who underwent Blalock-Taussig shunts in our institute between July 1998 and ...
Zaak D - - 2001
Although, total paracentesis associated with human albumin substitution has shown to be a rapid, effective and safe treatment of diuretic refractory ascites in advanced liver cirrhosis, it implies high costs and has a limited availability. Therefore an alternative procedure the reinfusion of concentrated ascites has gained popularity in recent years ...
El Sisi A - - 2001
The effectiveness and safety of a protocol for transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure was assessed. Our goal is complete mechanical occlusion of the PDA in the catheterization laboratory by adding coils until it is no longer possible to cross the PDA with a guidewire. Detachable coil closure of a ...
Liang C D - - 2001
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to report the initial experience of using the Gianturco coil (Cook Cardiology, Bloomington, Indiana) without heparinization to close patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty consecutive patients (30 females, 10 males) underwent transcatheter closure of a PDA via the right femoral artery ...
Bilkis A A - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the Amplatzer ductal occluder (ADO) in transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). BACKGROUND: Transcatheter closure of small to moderate sized PDAs is an established procedure. The ADO is a self-expandable device with a number of ...
Kanner A - - 2000
ETV is a well established and successful method in contemporary neurosurgery. With growing experience there is a more efficient patient selection and further advances in technical know how. We evaluated retrospectively a consecutive group of 27 patients who were treated in our institution by stereotactic guided ETV between 1992 and ...
Marisa Merino,Jorge Quiroga,Marcos Girala
. The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is an interventional treatment for cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension. In the light of our medical staff's experience, the consequences of the TIPS are not homogeneous for all the patients and a subgroup of them dies in the first six months after the ...
Castillo F - - 2000
The treatment of hydrops fetalis, a critical state of extravascular fluid overload in the newborn, poses a great medical challenge. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration (CAVH) in the treatment of five critically ill newborns with hydrops fetalis of different etiology. All ...
Chikamori F - - 2000
Chronic portosystemic encephalopathy (CPSE) is uncommon, and its management has yet to be determined. We have been able to control five cases of CPSE using transjugular retrograde obliteration (TJO), and we report our clinical results with this technique. All of the five patients were suffering from cirrhosis and had gastric ...
Tajiri T - - 2000
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study was undertaken to evaluate the comparison of long-term results of distal splenorenal shunt and esophageal transection for the treatment of esophageal varices. METHODOLOGY: Twenty-four cirrhotic patients underwent distal splenorenal shunt, and 19 cirrhotic patients underwent esophageal transection with complete variceal eradication and follow-up for at least 3 ...
Tan C W - - 2000
Clotted hemodialysis shunts are a frequent and costly complication encountered in end-stage renal patients undergoing hemodialysis. Treatment strategy is rapidly shifting from surgical thrombectomy to percutaneous recanalization because of the ready availability of the latter technique as well as increased patient comfort. We looked at 99 episodes of thrombosis in ...
Péron J M - - 2000
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy, morbidity, and mortality involved in the creation of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) in the treatment of patients with refractory ascites in Child-Pugh classes B and C. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight consecutive patients with refractory ascites were treated with TIPS creation in a tertiary care ...
Faella H J - - 2000
The purpose of this article is to present the immediate and short-term results of the international registry of transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) using the Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO). Three hundred sixteen patients (221 females) in various centers with clinical and/or echocardiographic evidence of PDA underwent an attempt ...
Roberson J B JB - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the incidence and complications resulting from venous insufficiency after neurotologic-skull base surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review of >3,500 cases. SETTING: Tertiary referral center, inpatient surgery. PATIENTS: Six patients: four with complications related to chronic venous insufficiency and two with complications related to acute venous insufficiency. INTERVENTION(S): ...
Mercado M A - - 2000
The use of small-diameter portosystemic shunts for the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices caused by portal hypertension has emerged as an outgrowth of the development of polytetrafluoroethylene vascular grafts, which allow the use of a narrow lumen. We report our experience with this type of graft over a 10-year period. ...
Orloff M J - - 2000
To determine the effects of surgical portal decompression in Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) on survival, quality of life, shunt patency, liver function, portal hemodynamics, and hepatic morphology during periods ranging from 3.5 to 27 years. Experiments in the authors' laboratory showed that surgical portal decompression reversed the deleterious effects of BCS ...
Rao P S - - 2000
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess safety and effectiveness of the fourth generation buttoned device in dosing atrial septal defects (ASDs) and to test the hypothesis that introduction of double button reduces unbuttoning rate without reducing effectiveness. BACKGROUND: Because of the high unbuttoning rate (7.2%) with first, ...
Scarrow A M - - 2000
A retrospective chart review was performed on 54 patients who had undergone endoscopic III ventriculostomy (E3V) in the past 6 years. Patient charts were reviewed to establish age at the time of operation, sex, preoperative diagnosis, preoperative shunt procedures, success or failure of the E3V, duration of success, and complications. ...
Sandberg D I - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: Ommaya reservoirs are frequently used to deliver intraventricular chemotherapy in cancer patients with leptomeningeal metastases. We review techniques of catheter placement and complication avoidance. METHODS: Between January 1995 and June 1998, Ommaya reservoirs were placed in 107 patients for the treatment or prophylaxis of leptomeningeal metastases at the Memorial ...
Hillebrand D J - - 2000
Small-diameter portacaval H-graft (SDPHG) shunts are partial portosystemic shunts that control variceal bleeding while preserving nutrient blood flow to the liver, minimizing postoperative encephalopathy and liver failure. Since July 1, 1997, we placed SDPHG shunts in 18 patients (age, 52.1 +/- 2.6 years; range, 35 to 72 years) with cirrhosis ...
Rössle M - - 2000
BACKGROUND: In patients with cirrhosis and ascites, creation of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt may reduce the ascites and improve renal function. However, the benefit of this procedure as compared with that of large-volume paracentesis is uncertain. METHODS: We randomly assigned 60 patients with cirrhosis and refractory or recurrent ascites ...
Capussotti L - - 2000
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine, in a prospective randomized clinical trial, whether the partial portacaval shunt offers any advantage in terms of liver function and encephalopathy rate when compared with direct side-to-side direct portacaval shunt. METHODS: Forty-six "good risk" patients with cirrhosis and with documented variceal ...
Murshid W R - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: Since its reintroduction during the last 2 decades, third ventriculostomy has shown promising results. However, with more experience and better selection of cases, the indications and contraindications are likely to change. METHODS: During the period from November 1994 to December 1996, we have treated 27 patients with non-communicating hydrocephalus ...
Depreitere B - - 2000
BACKGROUND: The technique of posterior fossa decompression, nowadays preferred by most neurosurgeons as the first surgical option in the treatment of hindbrain associated syringomyelia, was reintroduced in our center in 1989. We present a retrospective analysis of 22 patients with this pathology who underwent the procedure since then. METHODS: In ...
Jaggers J J - - 2000
BACKGROUND: After repair of complex congenital heart defects in infants and children, postcardiotomy cardiac failure requiring temporary circulatory support can occur. This is usually accomplished with the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). ECMO management of patients with single-ventricle physiology and aorto-pulmonary shunts can be particularly challenging. We retrospectively reviewed ...
Tajiri T - - 2000
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Long-term results were compared for 3 types of distal splenorenal shunt for the treatment of esophageal varices. METHODOLOGY: Between July 1983 and December 1997, 45 patients with esophageal varices underwent distal splenorenal shunt. Group 1 underwent standard distal splenorenal shunt (n = 11). Group 2 underwent distal splenorenal shunt ...
Beghetti M - - 2000
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and etiology of chylothorax and to assess our therapeutic management approach. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed 51 patients diagnosed with chylothorax over a 12-year period. Cause, interval between operation and diagnosis, duration of chylothorax, and total volume loss per weight were recorded. RESULTS: Chylothorax was diagnosed ...
Marwah A - - 2000
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to assess the immediate and short term results of closure of moderate and large patent arterial ducts using the self-expanding and repositionable Amplatzer device. METHOD: We attempted closure in 25 patients (10 Females and 15 males) using the Amplatzer occluder. Their median age was 48 months ...
Fukuhara T - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: This is a retrospective study to identify risk factors for failure in the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus with endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). METHODS: The records for 89 patients, including 32 with ventriculoperitoneal or ventriculoatrial shunt malfunctions or infections, who underwent ETVs between 1993 and 1998, at our institution, were ...
Kato T - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Surgical portosystemic shunting has been performed less frequently in recent years. In this retrospective study, recent outcomes of portosystemic shunting in children are described, to evaluate its role in the era of endoscopic therapy. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of children who underwent surgical portosystemic shunt procedures between October 1994 ...
Fukuchi T - - 2000
We studied the effects of portal-systemic shunt after massive hepatectomy. Male Wistar rats were divided into two groups: one group underwent laparotomy alone (C group) and in the other group a portal-systemic shunt was placed through laparotomy (S group). After 90% hepatectomy was performed, 3-day and 1-week survival rates and ...
Hung J - - 2000
OBJECTIVES: We report the largest and the longest follow-up to date of patients who underwent transcatheter patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure for paradoxical embolism. BACKGROUND: Closure of a PFO has been proposed as an alternative to anticoagulation in patients with presumed paradoxical emboli. METHODS: Data were collected for patients following ...
Takeda N - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Lipo-prostaglandin (PG)E1 is effective at lower doses and has fewer side effects than PGE1-cyclodextrin (CD). Previous studies, however, have suggested that some patients show refractoriness to lipo-PGE1 in the course of treatment. The present paper examines: (i) whether such cases can be predicted by examining the ductal morphology before ...
Mottolese C - - 2000
The rate of infectious complications following shunt implantations at the Pierre Wertheimer Hospital was 6.4% in 1992-1994. In order to improve this infection rate, new recommendations for surgery were applied and a new type of valve was used. The effects of these measures after a 1-year follow-up were analyzed in ...
Corbeel L - - 2000
In two girls with glycogen storage disease (GSD) type 1b, terminolateral portacaval shunt (PCS) with partial circular resection of the lobus quadratus of the liver was performed at the age of 12 and 10 years, respectively. At that time, the patients had a height of -3.1 and -1.7 SDS, respectively. ...
Kim S K - - 2000
In order to analyze the surgical outcome according to clinical characteristics and to evaluate the correlation between clinical improvement and neuroimaging changes, we retrospectively reviewed 32 children who had undergone endoscopic III ventriculostomy (ETV) from February 1994 to May 1998. There were 15 boys and 17 girls, with a mean ...
Vricella L A - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Changes in healthcare delivery have affected the practice of congenital cardiac surgery. We recently developed a strategy of limited sternotomy, early extubation, and very early discharge, and reviewed the perioperative course of 198 pediatric patients undergoing elective cardiovascular surgical procedures, to assess the efficacy and safety of this approach. ...
Aeba R - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Multiple systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunts often represent a deviation from the initial management strategy for cyanotic congenital heart disease. This study analysed the outcome in patients undergoing a second shunt. METHODS: Between 1965 and 1998, 80 patients required a second shunt. Patient age ranged from 11 days to 11.2 years ...
Das GS - - 2000
The Angel Wings Das device (Microvena Corporation, White Bear Lake, MN) is a self-centering, nitinol-polyester prosthesis with two square-shaped disks and a customized delivery catheter. The implantation success rate for atrial septal defects (ASDs) was 92% and 94% in the Phase I and II trials in the United States, and ...
Huang Y - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To review the experience in surgery for 912 patients with portal hypertension. METHODS: The 912 patients were divided into three groups: before 1978 (group A), 1978 - 1989 (group B), and 1990 - 1998 (group C). The results were reviewed of portosystemic shunt (PSS), disconnection and disconnection plus PSS ...
Pärsson H N - - 2000
OBJECTIVES: to assess whether shunting during carotid reconstruction affects the release of inflammatory mediators from the ipsilateral hemisphere. MATERIALS AND METHODS: a catheter was placed in the ipsilateral jugular bulb during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in 20 patients. Eight patients with ICBP (internal carotid backpressure) <40 mmHg received a shunt during ...
Alwi M - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: We compared the result of radiofrequency (RF)-assisted valvotomy and balloon dilation with closed surgical valvotomy and Blalock Taussig (BT) shunt as primary treatment in selected patients with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum (PA-IVS). BACKGROUND: Patients with PA-IVS who have mild to moderate hypoplasia of the right ventricle (RV) ...
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