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Stokmans R A - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The ENGAGE registry was undertaken to examine the real-world outcome after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (EVAR) with the Endurant Stent Graft in a large, contemporary, global series of patients. METHODS: From March 2009 to April 2011, 1262 AAA patients (89.6% men; mean age 73.1 years, range 43-93 ...
Shingarev Roman R Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, - - 2012
Central venous catheters frequently are used for hemodialysis vascular access while patients await placement and maturation of an arteriovenous fistula or graft. Catheters may cause central vein stenosis, which can adversely affect vascular access outcomes. We compared vascular access outcomes in patients with a history of ipsilateral and contralateral dialysis ...
Silay Mesrur Selcuk - - 2012
"Snodgraft" modification has been proposed to reduce the risk of meatal/neourethral stenosis in distal hypospadias. We applied the Snodgraft technique by using inner preputial graft in primary distal hypospadias repair. A total of 102 consecutive patients undergoing the Snodgraft procedure were prospectively studied between 2006 and 2011. Mean patient age ...
Mor Alessandro - - 2012
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has been used for >3 decades. However, no normative data are available to aid the bariatric surgeon in assessing the adequacy of weight loss at each postoperative visit. The objective of the present study was to construct nomograms to aid in the assessment of weight loss. The ...
Erdil Mehmet - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the osteochondral autologous graft transfer system in the treatment of chondral and osteochondral lesions of the knee. METHODS: Sixty five knees of sixty four patients who underwent autologous osteochondral graft transfer were evaluated with clinical scores and imaging ...
Obusez Emmanuel C - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The definitive treatment for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), while the surgical treatment of choice for UC is restorative protocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). While studies to date show that OLT may impact the outcome of IPAA, the effect of IPAA on ...
Hawthorne Ana Carolina - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: In the last decades aroused the interest for bone tissue bank as an alternative to autogenous grafting, avoiding donor sites morbidity, surgical time, and costs reduction. The purpose of the study was to compare allografts (ALg) with autografts (AUg) using histology, immunochemistry, and tomographic analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-six ...
Hossain Mohammad Ayaz - - 2012
Early cannulation of a native fistula is defined by Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study and Kidney Disease Outcomes and Quality Initiative as between 2 and 12 weeks postoperatively. We present a case of a patient in whom anatomical and hematological barriers prevented early cannulation graft placement, and in whom temporary ...
Verhaeghe E - - 2012
Background  Mohs micrographic surgery is a tissue sparing surgical technique for removal of skin cancer. To optimize the cosmetic result of scars and skin grafts after surgery non invasive procedures as non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL) resurfacing are attractive. Objective  To evaluate efficacy and safety of 1540 nm NAFL in the treatment ...
Nagler Arnon A Division of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. - - 2012
Reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC)-alloSCT is increasingly used for acute myelogenous leukemia. Limited data are available for the comparison of peripheral blood stem cells with bone marrow for RIC-alloSCT. We used the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) ALWP data to compare the outcome of mobilized peripheral blood stem cells ...
Labouré Gaëlle - - 2012
To investigate the role of reduced-intensity allogeneic SCT (RIC-allo) as post-remission therapy in adult intermediate-risk AML patients with FLT3-ITD or wild-type NPM1 and CEBPA without FLT3-ITD, we conducted a single center retrospective study between January 2001 and December 2010. Sixty-six patients were included, 37 treated with RIC-allo and 29 with ...
Fröbert Ole - - 2012
Long-term safety and efficacy data of drug-eluting stents (DESs) in saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) are lacking. This study sought to compare the clinical outcomes of DES versus bare metal stents (BMS) in SVGs. We studied all stent implantations in SVGs in Sweden during 74 months between 2005 and 2011 registered ...
Sahoo Nanda Kishore - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical applications, graft uptake, and complications of split-thickness calvarial graft for the reconstruction of craniofacial defects.This retrospective study included 26 patients with craniofacial defects treated between January 2008 and December 2009. This included 17 male and 09 female patients between ...
Sirbu A - - 2012
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has become a popular bariatric surgical procedure, with proven results in achieving weight loss, however data regarding its effectiveness on metabolic syndrome (MetS) components are scarce. The aims of the present study were to assess the outcomes of LSG on weight loss and obesity associated metabolic ...
Cohen Seth D - - 2012
Although buccal mucosa has been the preferred graft material for use in the reconstruction of anterior urethral strictures for approximately 20 years, the plastic surgery literature is lacking in studies describing and evaluating this technique. The authors sought to report their experience with the technique of buccal mucosa graft harvest ...
Maleki Masoud - - 2012
Surgical methods for treatment of vitiligo include punch grafts, blister grafts, follicular grafts and cultured melanocyte grafts. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of suction blister grafts for treatment of vitiligo, without the use of phototherapy. This clinical trial study was conducted on 10 patients with ...
Vanni Daniele - - 2012
The prevalence of osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVF) increased in the last years. Compression fractures promote a progressive spine kyphosis increase, resulting in a weight shift and anterior column overload, with OVF additional risk (domino effect). The aim of this study is to evaluate the OVF treatment outcome using Spine Jack(®), ...
Roy-Chaudhury Prabir P Dialysis Vascular Access Research Group, Division of Nephrology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0585, USA. - - 2012
The aim of this study was to identify the effects of external beam radiation on PTFE dialysis graft dysfunction. Seven patients who underwent PTFE dialysis graft angioplasty were randomized to receive either two 8 Gy doses of external beam radiation or no radiation. The primary endpoint was time to graft ...
Guzzardi G - - 2012
PURPOSE: Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) are a rare condition with an incidence <0.1%. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of endovascular treatment of PAA with a covered stent-graft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2009 and July 2010, ten patients (nine men and one woman, mean age ...
Søvik Torgeir T - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Duodenal switch provides greater weight loss than gastric bypass in severely obese patients; however, comparative data on the changes in gastrointestinal symptoms, bowel function, eating behavior, dietary intake, and psychosocial functioning are limited. METHODS: The setting for the present study was 2 university hospitals in Norway and Sweden. Participants ...
Shawyer Andrew - - 2012
PURPOSE: Cephalic arch stenosis (CAS) is an important and common cause of dysfunction in autogenous haemodialysis fistulas that requires multiple reinterventions and aggressive surveillance. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of the Viabahn stent-graft for the management of CAS. METHODS: Between April 2005 and October 2011, 11 consecutive patients [four ...
Eward William C - - 2012
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a debilitating condition affecting primarily young patients. Free vascularized fibular grafting (FVFG) may provide a durable means to preserve the femoral head. When used in the precollapse stages of ONFH, this treatment may alter the course of disease. We asked: (1) In what ...
Singh Punit K - - 2012
PURPOSE:: A prospective randomized case-control study conducted at a tertiary level eye care center to compare the outcomes of conjunctival autograft (CAG) with fibrin glue and CAG with patients' own blood acting as a bioadhesive in treating pterygium after surgical excision. METHODS:: Twenty eyes of 20 patients with pterygium were ...
Ayub Lauro G - - 2012
AIM: This randomized, controlled, clinical study compared two surgical techniques for root coverage with the acellular dermal matrix graft (ADMG) to evaluate which procedure could provide better root coverage and greater amounts of keratinized tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen pairs of bilateral Miller Class I or II gingival recessions were ...
Spin-Neto Rubens - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To present some immunological aspects of fresh-frozen allogeneic bone grafting for lateral bone augmentation, based on the quantitative evaluation of IL-10, IL-1β, IFN- γ and TNF- α in patients sera. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-three partially or totally edentulous patients received fresh-frozen allogeneic bone (AL - 20 patients) or autologous ...
Kuhan Ganesh - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate early patency rate of the heparin-bonded stent grafts in atherosclerotic long femoropopliteal occlusive disease, and to identify factors that affect outcome. METHODS: Heparin-bonded Viabahn stent grafts were placed in 33 limbs in 33 patients during 2009-2010. The stents were deployed to rescue failed conventional balloon angioplasty. Mean ...
Setacci F - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The efficacy and safety of endovascular aneurysm repair is disputable in aneurysms with a short, angulated, wide, conical, or thrombus-lined neck making a reliable seal difficult to achieve. The influence of a challenging neck on early results using the Endurant stent-graft system in high risk patients was investigated. MATHERIALS ...
Kurklinsky Andrew K - - 2012
To assess retrospectively 30-day, 1-year, and 3-year patency of chronically occluded iliofemoral venous thrombotic lesions treated with stent placement in a case series from a single institution. Records of 189 consecutive patients treated by interventional radiology for iliofemoral venous occlusions between March 1, 2003, and December 1, 2008, were retrospectively ...
Gabriel Allen - - 2012
As negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) use over skin grafts has increased, traditional methods of NPWT system reimbursement and application are increasingly being challenged. A simplified method of accessing and operating NPWT in the outpatient setting is needed, particularly in cases where immediate outpatient use of NPWT is optimal. We ...
Stonebridge Peter A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: A number of surgical strategies and graft enhancements have been trialled to improve the performance of prosthetic grafts. Neointimal hyperplasia may, in part, be a normal cellular response to an abnormal (turbulent) flow environment. This first-in-many study assesses the safety and medium-term patency performance of a new graft designed ...
Iwai Chizuo - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Study Design. Retrospective study.Objective. To analyze the clinical outcomes of anterior and posterior spinal fusion (APSF) using a fibular strut autograft (FSAG) and to investigate the morphological changes in the reconstructed spinal column of dystrophic deformities in neurofibromatosis (NF)-1.Summary of Background Data. APSF is desirable for dystrophic deformities in ...
Mazis George A - - 2012
Grice-Green extra-articular subtalar arthrodesis is considered to be a valid surgical method which improves foot alignment in patients with spastic pes planovalgus deformity. The purpose of the present study was to examine the long-term results of Grice-Green procedure and whether it can achieve significant correction of each of the components ...
Schwartz Bryan G - - 2012
To determine clinical outcomes of patients who underwent percutaneous revascularization (PR) with multiple devices. PR cases at a private, tertiary referral hospital were reviewed retrospectively. Limb salvage and patency rates were calculated by the Kaplan Meier method. Historical and procedural factors were analyzed by multivariate Cox proportional hazards models. We ...
Ostlie Daniel J - - 2012
The 2 most commonly used topical agents for partial thickness burns are silver sulfadiazine (SSD) and collagenase ointment (CO). Silver sulfadiazine holds antibacterial properties, and eschar separation occurs naturally. Collagenase ointment is an enzyme that cleaves denatured collagen facilitating separation but has no antibacterial properties. Currently, there are no prospective ...
Silvani Mauro - - 2012
Etiological and pathogenic mechanisms of Peyronie's disease (PPI) are today better known than in the past, but till now therapeutic options are not completely satisfactory. In fact several therapeutic alternatives were suggested, but none demonstrated its superiority. Surgery is the preferred option in chronic stable disease with the following goals: ...
Cao Hong-Hui - - 2012
We aimed to report our results of peri-navicular arthrodesis with autologous iliac bone graft for Stage III Müller-Weiss disease. Nine cases of Stage III Müller-Weiss disease according to the Maceira classification (four male and five female) with average age of 48.2 (range, 41 to 58) years, had mild or severe ...
Garg Karan - - 2012
This study reviews a single-center experience of endovascular popliteal aneurysm (PAA) repair. A retrospective review was performed to identify all endovascular PAA repairs performed between September 2004 and January 2011. We identified 21 patients (mean age, 74 ± 9 years, 91% men) with PAAs (mean size, 2.89 ± 1.0 cm) ...
Batt Michel - - 2012
Management of aortic graft infection (AGI) remains contentious. The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors of clinical significance which influence the outcome of different treatment modalities for AGI. From 2000 to 2008, 82 consecutive patients were treated for AGI. In situ reconstruction (ISR) was performed in 63 patients ...
Park Ji Young - - 2012
The adequate management of mild to moderate dilatation of the ascending aorta during cardiac operations remains controversial. In this study, we present the short-term outcomes of 90 patients undergoing ascending aortic wrapping with a Dacron graft during other cardiac operations. From March 2008 to January 2011, 90 consecutive patients underwent ...
Dean Ethan W - - 2012
Tissue-engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs) hold great promise for the improvement of outcomes in pediatric patients with congenital cardiac anomalies. Currently used synthetic grafts have several limitations, including thrombogenicity, increased risk of infection, and lack of growth potential. The first pilot clinical trial of TEVGs demonstrated the feasibility of this new ...
Karthikesalingam Alan A Department of Outcomes Research, St George's Vascular Institute, London UK. - - 2012
To determine the role of peak systolic velocity (PSV) data provided by duplex ultrasound (DUS) surveillance in the prediction of endograft limb complications after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). All 478 consecutive patients (425 men; mean age 75±7 years) who underwent infrarenal EVAR between 2004 and 2010 had DUS scans at ...
Lees T - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To compare practice in lower limb bypass surgery in nine countries. DESIGN: A prospective study amalgamating and analysing data from national and regional vascular registries. METHODS: A table of data fields and definitions was agreed by all member countries of the Vascunet Collaboration. Data from January 2005 to December ...
Li Hong-Yu - - 2012
Background/Aims: Adult to adult living donor liver transplantation (AALDLT) is performed worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate using a graft with graft to body weight ratio (GBWR) less than 0.8 in right-lobe AALDLT recipients. Methodology: Clinical data of 127 patients who had right-lobe AALDLT from January 2002 ...
Lee Gwan-Chul - - 2012
Most outcome studies of bypass surgery are limited to five years of follow-up. However, as human life expectancy has increased, analyses of more long-term outcomes are needed. The aim of this study is to evaluate 10-year outcomes of anatomical bypasses in aortoiliac occlusive disease. From 1996 to 2009, 92 patients ...
Desai C S - - 2012
Outcomes of intestinal transplants (ITx; n = 977) for pediatric patients are examined using the United Network for Organ Sharing data from 1987 to 2009. Recipients were divided into four age groups: (1) <2 years of age (n = 569), (2) 2-6 years (n = 219), (3) 6-12 years (n ...
Rosetti Elizabeth P - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the long-term clinical effects produced by Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft (SCTG) and Guided Tissue Regeneration combined with demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (GTR-DFDBA) in the treatment of gingival recessions in a 30-month follow-up clinical trial. METHODS: Twenty-four defects were treated in 12 ...
Yuen Wing Yan - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a genetic, heterogeneous, trauma-induced blistering disease. Patients with laminin-332-deficient non-Herlitz junctional EB (JEB-nH) can have impaired wound healing witnessed by persistent, small, deep ulcers on the hands and feet that adversely affect the quality of life. OBJECTIVE: We sought to present the results of punch ...
Saha Sibu P - - 2012
The ideal hemostatic agent for treatment of suture-line bleeding at vascular anastomoses has not yet been established. This study evaluated whether the use of a fibrin sealant containing 500 IU/mL thrombin and synthetic aprotinin (FS; marketed in the United States under the name TISSEEL) is beneficial for treatment of challenging ...
Iblher N - - 2012
PURPOSE: Penile shaft skin defects represent demanding reconstructive tasks because a high degree of flexibility and stability of the skin grafts are essential to allow regular erections and sexual intercourse. METHODS: A new concept of tailoring skin grafts to the erect penis by intra-operative application of prostaglandin E1 and postoperative ...
Johnston Paul C - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Optimal selection of a revascularization strategy in femoropopliteal occlusive disease (FPOD) remains controversial. Among endovascular treatment options for FPOD, covered stent placement has become increasingly used. We sought to examine the influence of clinical, anatomic, and device-related characteristics on the clinical performance of these devices. METHODS: This was a ...
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