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Wong Florence - - 2010
Cirrhotic patients with recurrent ascites frequently require paracentesis despite diuretic therapy. Vasopressin receptor antagonists, by increasing free water clearance, may reduce the recurrence of ascites. To investigate the effects of the addition of a vasopressin V(2) receptor antagonist, satavaptan, to 100mg spironolactone on ascites recurrence after a large volume paracentesis ...
Pavcnik Dusan - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of a porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS)-covered Biodisk (BD) for the closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) in swine. METHODS: Twelve piglets (9-30 kg) with PFO ranging in size from 6 to 12 mm were used for the in vivo testing. The ...
Kang Dong-Hun - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the outcome of early shunt placement in patients with poor-grade subarachnoid hemorrhage and the effect of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and high proteinaceous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on subsequent shunt performance. METHODS: This study included 33 consecutive patients with initial Fisher grade (3/4) subarachnoid hemorrhage who had undergone ...
Yilmaz Adem - - 2010
OBJECT: The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria as a cause of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt infection is a disconcerting phenomenon that often requires the use of alternative antimicrobial agents due to resistance against commonly used medications. Linezolid, a member of a new class of antimicrobial agents, has good activity against virtually all ...
Choi Deok Young - - 2010
Percutaneous occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) has become increasingly attractive with the evolution of devices and techniques. We reviewed results for percutaneous occlusion of PDA using various devices in a single center. A retrospective review was done for 118 consecutive procedures performed in 111 patients with PDA between January ...
Margaron Franklin C - - 2010
In Western medical centers, emphasis has been placed on simultaneous myelomeningocele closure and ventriculoperitoneal shunting for children with spina bifida (SB) and co-morbid hydrocephalus (HC). This is not practical in developing countries where patients present in a delayed fashion, many with open, dirty myelomeningoceles. The purpose of this study was ...
Hayhurst Caroline - - 2010
As many as 40% of shunts fail in the first year, mainly due to proximal obstruction. The role of catheter position on failure rates has not been clearly demonstrated. The authors conducted a prospective cohort study of navigated shunt placement compared with standard blind shunt placement at 3 European centers ...
Lange Marcos Christiano - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) can be diagnosed by contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler (cTCD), but no definitive criteria exist to correlate the results obtained from cTCD with diagnoses of PFO obtained by contrast-enhanced transesophageal echocardiography (cTEE). The aim of the present study was to analyze markers in the positive ...
Sufianov Albert A - - 2010
OBJECT: The object of this study was to analyze the outcome of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in patients under 2 years of age and investigate factors related to ETV success or failure in this patient population. METHODS: The authors reviewed their experience in using endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in the ...
Meerkin David - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The recently released Amplatzer Ductal Occluder 2 (ADO2) was designed specifically for use in small children with moderate-sized shunts and larger children with small patent ductus arterioses (PDA). We report our initial experience with this device. METHODS: Patients referred with PDA underwent occlusion using the ADO2. This is a ...
Marton Elisabetta - - 2010
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the mid-term results, success rates, and time-to-failure of secondary endoscopic third ventriculostomy (secondary ETV), as well as the complex management of preoperative and postoperative cares. METHODS: To this purpose, a retrospective analysis of a pediatric population of 22 children who underwent ...
Wu Xingjiang - - 2010
To compare retrospectively the clinical outcomes in patients treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) using the novel polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stents (Fluency) and bare stents. Sixty consecutive patients with portal hypertension treated with TIPS from April 2007 to April 2009 were included. TIPS creation was performed with Fluency stent grafts in ...
Malheiros José Augusto - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the results of endoscopic choroid plexus cauterization (ECPC) and ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPSs) in infants with hydranencephaly or near hydranencephaly. METHODS: We prospectively collected clinical data from all untreated hydranencephalic and near hydranencephalic children from October 2006 to March 2008. All patients treated were randomly divided into ...
Sprung Christian - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability of the gravitation-assisted adjustable proGAV shunt system with a prospective multicenter study conducted in 10 German hospitals. METHODS: Enrollment for this observational study began in April 2005 and concluded in February 2006. The protocol required re-examinations 3 and 6 months postoperatively and fixed the endpoint ...
Peynircio─člu Bora - - 2010
PURPOSE: Radioembolization with yttrium-90 microsphere (Y-90) therapy with SIR-Spheres (Sirtex Medical, Lane Cove, Australia) was approved by the Turkish Ministry of Health in April 2008. In this study, we present the preliminary experience at a tertiary care center with early follow-up results of Y-90 therapy, as well as a review ...
Dohlman Claes H - - 2010
PURPOSE: Glaucoma is a frequent and often severe problem in patients needing keratoprosthesis (KPro) surgery. Standard glaucoma shunts in these cases often develop a very dense capsule that obstructs flow and causes intraocular pressure elevation. Therefore, we developed shunts that deliver aqueous to distant epithelialized cavities where an obstructing capsule ...
Liang Chi-Di - - 2010
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility of echocardiography after transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with coils. METHODS: Between April 1998 and December 2006, 131 patients had transcatheter coil occlusion of their PDA using Gianturco coils. We hypothesized that post-procedural hemolysis would not occur if a residual shunt < 1 ...
Warf Benjamin C - - 2010
OBJECT: In Uganda, childhood hydrocephalus is common and difficult to treat. In some children, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) can be successful and avoid dependence on a shunt. This can be especially beneficial in Uganda, because of the high risk of infection and long-term failure associated with shunting. Therefore, the authors ...
Ding Weiwei - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Temporary intravascular shunts (TIVS) are now widely used in vessels injuries. Little information concerned how long TIVS can safely maintain patency for in the setting of damage control surgery (DCS). We compared four different shunt-indwelling times in previous established superior mesenteric artery (SMA) injury models and aimed to find ...
Lemcke J - - 2010
Overdrainage is a common complication observed after shunting patients with idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), with an estimated incidence up to 25%. Gravitational units that counterbalance intracranial pressure changes were developed to overcome this problem. We will set out to investigate whether the combination of a programmable valve and a gravitational ...
Meier Ullrich - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: A critical question in the diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is which preoperative factors can most reliably predict outcomes following shunt insertion. The number and type of co-morbidities are increasingly being viewed as important predictive indicators. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1997 and 2005, 100 patients were ...
Kiefer Michael - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Gravitational shunts (G-valves) for ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunting have been available since 1996. We analyzed shunt complications in patients with a complete minimum follow-up of 5 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 1996 and 2002, we implanted 282 VP G-valves in various forms of adult chronic hydrocephalus, of which 130 provided ...
Sacko Oumar - - 2010
OBJECT: Although endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has been accepted as a procedure of choice for the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus, the outcome of this treatment remains controversial with regard to age, cause, and long-term follow-up results. The goal of this study was to assess the risk of failure associated with ...
Tabibi Ali - - 2010
To compare erectile function following low flow priapism in patients undergoing distal and proximal shunts. From January 1995 to December 2005, we retrospectively studied 16 patients who presented to our medical center with refractory priapism. Of 16 patients, 5 underwent Winter shunt, while El-Ghorab procedure was performed for 7 patients ...
Lillegard J B - - 2010
Review the safety and long-term success with portosystemic shunts in children at a single institution. An IRB-approved, retrospective chart review of all children ages 19 and undergoing surgical portosystemic shunt from January 1990-September 2008. Ten patients were identified, 8 females and 2 males, with a mean age of 15 years ...
Shi Hong-Jian - - 2010
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of a self-expanding metal stent seeded with autologous endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) for preventing in-stent stenoses in transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in a swine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TIPS was performed in 18 young adult pigs, using a self-expanding nitinol stent (control, ...
Notarianni Christina - - 2009
OBJECT: Hydrocephalus is a notorious neurosurgical disease that carries the adage "once a shunt always a shunt." This study was conducted to review the treatment results of pediatric hydrocephalus. METHODS: Pediatric patients who underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery over the past 14 years were reviewed for shunt revisions. Variables studied included ...
Fanelli Fabrizio - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review the use of an hourglass-shaped expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) stent-graft to reduce transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts in patients with hepatic encephalopathy refractory to conventional medical therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2000 through December 2008, 189 transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedures were ...
Warf Benjamin - - 2009
OBJECT: Despite lower failure and infection rates compared with shunt placement, it has not been known whether endoscopic third ventriculostomy/choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/CPC) might be inferior in regard to neurocognitive development. This study is the first to describe neurocognitive outcome and ventricle volume in infants with hydrocephalus due to myelomeningocele ...
Salvinelli Fabrizio - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: We recorded and compared the vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) before use of an endolymphatic mastoid shunt (EMS) and 1, 12, and 48 months after placement of the shunt. METHODS: Air-conducted VEMPs were recorded in 28 patients affected by intractable Meniere's disease and treated with placement of an EMS. ...
Orzan F - - 2010
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is usually recommended in the evaluation of the patent foramen ovale (PFO). Our goal is to confirm the efficacy of contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler (ce-TCD) in detecting residual significant right-to-left shunts (RLS) after PFO percutaneous closure. Sixty-eight patients with a previous transient ischemic attack, stroke and a large ...
Yang Shi-Wei - - 2010
We evaluated the transcatheter intervention of complex patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in Chinese adults. Between January 2004 and April 2008, 112 adult patients (43 males, 69 females, mean age 31 +/- 19 years) underwent intervention. Coils were used for patients with small PDA, and Amplatzer duct occluders or China-made mushroom-shaped ...
Li Chun-Min - - 2010
Therapy for patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome is well established. For those with commonly seen localized lesions, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or stenting is the first-line treatment. Treatment methods for severely ill patients in whom intervention has failed, or those in a poor general condition, are worth exploring. From February 2002 to ...
Agnetti Aldo - - 2009
Transcatheter closure is the preferred method of treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Detachable coils are widely used to close small ducts, while the Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO) is generally employed for moderate or large ducts. Recently a new device, the Amplatzer duct occluder II (ADO II), a nitinol flexible ...
Lam Herman P - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) secondary to germinal matrix hemorrhage-intraventricular hemorrhage (GMH-IVH) continues to be a common problem affecting preterm neonates. Two different devices are used to treat hydrocephalus in preterm neonates under 2.5 kg: (1) ventricular access device (VAD) and (2) ventricular to subgaleal shunt (VSGS). We aim to determine ...
Bhole V - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Several devices such as coils and Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO) are used for catheter closure of patent arterial ducts (PDA). These carry a high success rate but residual shunts, suboptimal device orientation, and technical problems are encountered. The Amplatzer duct occluder II (ADO II) is designed to address these ...
Yu Man-Li - - 2009
Most occurrences of large patent ductus arteriosus (PDAs) of > or =10 mm have been surgically closed, and transcatheter closure of these large PDAs was only reported in a few case reports. The present study reviewed our experience in transcatheter closure of such large PDAs with a Chinese self-expandable occluder, ...
Chen Zhen Z Department of Neurosugery, Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2009
The aim of this study was to compare activities of daily living and cognitive function after 6 months' rehabilitation training with or without ventriculoperitoneal shunt in patients with chronic normal pressure hydrocephalus following aneurysm subarachnoid haemorrhage. Thirty-nine subjects diagnosed with chronic normal pressure hydrocephalus following aneurysm subarachnoid haemorrhage, based on ...
DeGasperi Andrea - - 2009
TIPS is a percutaneous procedure which diverts blood from the portal to the systemic circulation preventing rebleeding from varices and stopping or reducing the formation of ascites. The choice of the anaesthetic technique is still a matter of debate. Since January 2003, 150 consecutive TIPS were performed using total intravenous ...
Amoozgar Hamid - - 2010
Management of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in full-term neonates remains controversial. We evaluated the effects of oral ibuprofen on PDA closure in 51 full-term neonates. All neonates were >3-days-old and had a gestational age > or = 37 weeks. Patients with ductal-dependent congenital heart disease or severe pulmonary artery hypertension ...
Behboudi Hassan - - 2009
To compare the incidence of adverse reactions following rapid versus slow fluorescein injection for fundus angiography. This randomized controlled trial was performed on 500 patients with retinal vascular disorders. Subjects with central serous retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and retinal pigment epithelial changes were excluded. Pregnancy, asthma, allergic diseases and previous ...
Sujijantararat Phichaya - - 2009
To compare the outcome of transverse island flap (TVIF) onlay with tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIP) in primary hypospadias repair. We retrospectively evaluated 76 consecutive patients who underwent TVIF onlay (n = 42) and TIP (n = 36) between January 1997 and April 2006. The success rate and complications were ...
Egger Dorothee - - 2010
PURPOSE: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a successful method of treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus that has become popular over the last 20 years. The purpose of this paper is to study the outcome of infants with obstructive hydrocephalus treated by ETV by a single surgeon and to evaluate the safety, ...
Saliba Zakhia - - 2009
Study the new Amplatzer Duct Occluder II (ADO II). Limitations were encountered with the preexisting devices in nonconical ducts, large ducts, or in small infants. These include failure, residual shunts, protrusion, migration, and vascular damage. Between June 2008 and March 2009, 20 consecutive patients were enrolled. In cases where different ...
Torres-Corzo Jaime G - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Hydrocephalus due to neurocysticercosis usually shows poor prognosis and shunt failure is a common complication. Neuroendoscopy has been suggested as treatment, but the indications remain unclear. METHODS: A cohort of patients with clinical/radiological diagnosis of hydrocephalus due to NCC, treated between January 2002 and September 2006, were the subjects ...
Ulivieri S - - 2009
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of lumboperitoneal flow-regulated shunt for the treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). METHODS: This was a retrospective study carried out on four patients with IIH, treated from January to December 2007 with lumboperitoneal flow-regulated shunt (OSV II Smart Valve ...
Chen Hongqiang - - 2011
To investigate therapeutic effects of meso-atrial shunts (MASs) and meso-cavo-atrial shunt (MCASs) in combined Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). We retrospectively gathered 29 cases of combined BCS with all or bilateral hepatic vein occlusion and long range occlusion or obstruction of inferior vena cava (IVC). Of them, 12 were treated with a ...
Srikantha Umesh - - 2009
OBJECT: Hydrocephalus is the most common complication of tubercular meningitis (TBM). Relieving hydrocephalus by ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement has been considered beneficial in patients in Palur Grade II or III. The role of VP shunt placement in those of Grade IV is controversial and the general tendency is to avoid ...
Van den Branden B J L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Permanent implants for closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) have a number of possible disadvantages including erosions, thrombus formation, and allergic reactions. The incidence of adverse events may be lower using a bioabsorbable device. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the short-term safety and efficacy of a new bioabsorbable closure device. ...
Eid Tarek M - - 2009
To study the safety and efficacy of intravitreal injection of bevacizumab followed by aqueous shunting tube surgery for the management of neovascular glaucoma (NVG). A prospective, non-randomized study with a historical control group. Twenty eyes of 20 patients with intractable NVG were treated with intravitreal injection of bevacizumab followed by ...
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