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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 ...
Twine C P - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the possible benefit of vein cuffs for femoral to below-knee popliteal and femorodistal vessel synthetic bypass grafts. METHODS: PubMed, the Cochrane library, Embase and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched for all studies on any clinical effect of vein cuffs on synthetic grafts. Outcomes were selected based ...
Singhal Rameshwari - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Marginal pedicle periosteum (MPP) has been used as a rigid membrane in guided tissue regeneration (GTR) for osseous defects. The present study aims to study the effect of space provision by an alloplastic graft material in bone defect area reduction of two walled defects. METHODS: Twenty interproximal intrabony two ...
Karnabatidis Dimitris - - 2012
Background: A well-established method to preserve failing synthetic arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) dialysis accesses is percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). Nevertheless, the one-year primary patency rate following PTA is approximately 25%. This study was designed to compare the angiographic and clinical outcomes following stent-graft insertion versus angioplasty and/or bare metal stenting (BMS) ...
Choi Justin C - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown good outcomes for morbidly obese patients who undergo cardiac surgery. However, little is known about how much additional resource utilization treating these challenging patients requires. We hypothesized that morbidly obese patients (body mass index ≥40 kg/m(2)) undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting needed longer operating room times ...
Plante M - - 2012
PURPOSE: Inadvertent contamination of the hamstring autograft during ACL reconstruction is infrequent, but can result in significant complications. The purpose of this study is to evaluate bacterial contamination of hamstring autografts dropped onto the operating room floor and methods of graft decontamination. METHODS: Hamstring tendons were harvested from patients. Excess ...
Kim Charles Y - - 2012
PURPOSE: To compare postintervention patency rates after deployment of bare metal versus covered stents across the venous anastomosis of prosthetic arteriovenous (AV) grafts. METHODS: Review of our procedural database over a 6 year period revealed 377 procedures involving stent deployment in an AV access circuit. After applying strict inclusion criteria, our ...
Di Benedetto Paolo - - 2012
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare a freehand arthroscopic approach versus mosaicplasty for treatment of osteochondral lesions of the knee with a navigated arthroscopic technique. METHODS: Four whole cadaveric lower limbs were used. A conventional navigation system was used in combination with an autologous osteochondral graft transplantation ...
Bourquelot Pierre - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: When all access options in the upper limbs have been exhausted, an autogenous access in lower limb is a valuable alternative to arteriovenous grafts. We report our experience of transposition of the femoral vein (tFV). METHODS: From June 1984 to June 2011, 70 patients underwent 72 tFV in two ...
Haggerty Christopher M CM Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30332, - - 2013
Using a bifurcated Y-graft as the Fontan baffle is hypothesized to streamline and improve flow dynamics through the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). This study conducted numerical simulations to evaluate this hypothesis using postoperative data from 5 patients. Patients were imaged with cardiac magnetic resonance or computed tomography after receiving a ...
Lok Charmaine E CE University of Toronto, and Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, 8NU-844, 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada. - - 2012
Synthetic arteriovenous grafts, an important option for hemodialysis vascular access, are prone to recurrent stenosis and thrombosis. Supplementation with fish oils has theoretical appeal for preventing these outcomes. To determine the effect of fish oil on synthetic hemodialysis graft patency and cardiovascular events. The Fish Oil Inhibition of Stenosis in ...
Monaco Mario - - 2012
Patients having undergone femoropopliteal bypass surgery remain at significant risk of graft failure. Although antithrombotic therapy is of paramount importance in these patients, the effect of oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) on outcomes remains unresolved. We performed a randomized, prospective study to assess the impact of OAT plus clopidogrel vs dual ...
Moon Byoung Jae - - 2012
To describe the aesthetic and clinical outcomes following rhinoplasty using autologous costal cartilage, which is considered the best graft material for rhinoplasty requiring major reconstruction. Few studies have examined outcomes following rhinoplasty using autologous costal cartilage. A retrospective review of the data from 108 patients who underwent rhinoplasty using autologous ...
Berger Paul - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the outcome of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) as primary therapy for exposed prosthetic vascular grafts in the groin (Szilagyi III). METHODS: The study included all consecutive patients with Szilagyi III groin infections and exposed prosthetic graft material from 2009 to 2011. After initial wound debridement, VAC was ...
Cho Byung Chae - - 2012
This article presents long-term outcomes after correcting secondary bilateral cleft lip nasal deformities using a refined reverse-U incision and V-Y plasty or in combination with a composite graft in order to elongate the short columella. A total of forty-six patients underwent surgery between September 1996 and December 2008. The age ...
Mueller Andreas A - - 2012
The optimisation of the relation between quality of outcome and burden of care is difficult in the treatment of cleft lip and palate. We analysed long-term outcome after one-stage repair of clefts to assess the benefits and limitations of this form of treatment. Thirty-three patients aged 6-18 years who had ...
Kothari M C - - 2012
The purpose of this study is to evaluate coronoidectomy, masticatory myotomy and buccal fat pad graft in advanced (Stage III-IV) oral sub mucous fibrosis (OSF). 10 patients with clinically and histologically confirmed advanced OSF underwent surgery entailing bilateral coronoidectomy, masticatory muscle myotomy and closure with a pedicled buccal fat pad ...
Vaos George - - 2012
PURPOSE: We studied the late angiogenic activity of free grafts and a pedicle flap in a rabbit urethroplasty model to determine whether angiogenic activity plays a role in late outcomes of urethral reconstruction in rabbits. METHODS: Twenty-eight rabbits were randomly divided into five groups according to the method used to ...
Park Sun - - 2012
Background: Antiviral prophylaxis has been shown to prevent hepatic dysfunction in Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-positive kidney transplantation recipients (KTRs). However the long-term effects of antiviral prophylaxis on the patient death, graft loss, or hepatic decompensation have not been determined. Method: We therefore retrospectively analyzed outcomes in 94 HBV-positive patients, who ...
Sassoon Adam A - - 2012
PURPOSE: Enchondromas represent the most common primary bone tumor in the hand. Despite their frequency, a standardized treatment protocol is lacking. This study examines the outcome of surgically treated enchondromas of the hand with regard to tumor location, graft choice, and presence or absence of fracture. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed ...
Kalantari Kambiz - - 2012
Therapeutic apheresis (TA) is performed using either centrifugation-based or filter-based systems. The blood flow rate (BFR) used for TA using centrifugation-based systems is less than 100 mL/min. Because of this low BFR requirement, even peripheral veins can be considered as an option for TA, especially for less-frequent treatments and those ...
Ohata Toshihiro - - 2012
We evaluated the performance of Terumo-Triplex (TRP) with a large-diameter vascular graft sealed with non-biodegradable material in 48 patients who underwent total arch replacement under selective cerebral perfusion between 2004 and 2009. TRP grafts were used in 13 patients (T group), Gelseal graft in 15 (G group), Hemashield graft in ...
Lotfi S - - 2012
PURPOSE: Hybrid repair constitutes supra-aortic debranching before thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). It offers improved short-term outcome compared with open surgery; however, longer-term studies are required to assess patient outcomes and patency of the extra-anatomic bypass grafts. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of 380 elective and urgent patients who had ...
Tropet Y - - 2012
PURPOSE: Trapeziectomy remains the surgery of choice in the treatment of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis. Some authors consider the collapse of the trapezial space responsible for a loss of strength and intracarpal deformities. We report our experience of partial trapeziectomy with chondrocostal autograft as an interposition material. METHODS: The study included100 thumbs ...
Houlind Kim - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CCABG), performed with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass, is a well-validated treatment of patients with ischemic heart disease. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) has been suggested to reduce the number of perio-operative complications, especially in elderly patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a multicenter, ...
Cortellini Pierpaolo - - 2012
AIMS: A partly epithelialized free gingival graft (PE-FGG) is described for the treatment of isolated and multiple gingival recessions in lower incisors to improve root coverage potential and mucogingival junction (MGJ) alignment. METHODS: Twelve single gingival recessions in 12 patients and 16 multiple recessions in 7 patients at lower incisors ...
Klein Seth J - - 2012
A 59-year old man with alcohol related cirrhosis and portal hypertension was referred for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) to treat his refractory ascites. Ten years later, two sequential TIPS revisions were performed for shunt stenosis and recurrent ascites. After these revisions, he returned with increased serum pancreatic enzyme levels ...
Choi Sun Young - - 2012
We applied a modified pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (PMT) technique to endovascular treatment of thrombosed arteriovenous (AV) grafts without the use of any mechanical thrombectomy devices. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the PMT technique in the treatment of thrombosed AV grafts by analyzing the long-term patency. ...
Celis Rolando I - - 2012
To review the evolution of traumatic thoracic aortic injury (TTAI) treatment at a single institution. Retrospective analysis of all patients included in an institutional trauma registry and vascular surgery database who underwent treatment of TTAI between January 1999 and January 2011. Ninety-one patients (69 males) were treated for TTAI. The ...
Yu Myeong Sang - - 2012
Objectives. Tutoplast-processed fascia lata (TPFL) is a commercially available homograft that has been successfully used as graft tissue for rhinoplasty. The present study evaluates the histomorphological changes of TPFL in a rabbit rhinoplasty model.Study Design. Prospective study using a rabbit model.Setting. Animal laboratory of the Asan Medical Center.Subjects and Methods. ...
Park Chul - - 2012
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: No specific otoplasty method has been considered as the absolute standard in patients with prominent ears showing thick and strong auricular cartilage. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series study. METHODS: The authors reviewed the chart and preoperative and postoperative photos of patients (N = 66) who underwent otoplasty consecutively with ...
Gao Kanda - - 2012
Objectives: To determine whether using a fixed-angle locked plate plus a fibular strut autograft to treat humeral surgical neck nonunions can result in improved union. Patients and Methods: The study cohort included 5 females and 2 males with an average age of 58.4 years (range 45-76) who presented with atrophic ...
Myers K A - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to determine whether endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) could be used to treat major varicose tributaries as well as saphenous veins. METHODS: From 173 major venous systems in 95 patients treated by EVLA over a 12-month period, 108 had major varicose tributaries, of which 78 (70%) were ...
Baril Donald T DT Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA. - - 2012
To date, history of a contralateral amputation as a potential predictor of outcomes after lower extremity bypass (LEB) for critical limb ischemia (CLI) has not been studied. We sought to determine if a prior contralateral lower extremity amputation predicts worse outcomes in patients undergoing LEB in the remaining intact limb. ...
Dolmatch Bart L - - 2012
To review technical and 180-day clinical outcomes when stent grafts were used to treat dysfunctional arteriovenous (AV) hemodialysis access circuits. The FLUENCY Plus Stent Graft (Bard Peripheral Vascular, Tempe, Arizona) was used to salvage percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) technical failures and complications in AV access circuits over 2 years. There ...
Mandolfino T - - 2012
Distal bypass has been considered as a primary choice for the treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI). When bypass failed with limb threatening ischemia, the amputation rate is high in patients with increased surgical risks and lack of conduit. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has been shown to be effective and ...
Desilva Ranil N - - 2012
We hypothesized that certain subpopulations (elderly and those with greater comorbidity) may not have significant benefit from "fistula first" initiative. A cohort of incident hemodialysis patients from 2005 to 2007, who were ≥70 years old, was derived from the United States Renal Data System. Primary variable of interest was type ...
Dorigo W - - 2012
AIM:The aim of this study was to evaluate early and follow-up results of below-knee bypasses performed with a bioactive heparin-treated ePTFE graft in patients with peripheral arterial obstructive disease (PAOD) in a multicentric retrospective registry involving seven Italian vascular centers and to compare them with those obtained in patients operated ...
Fukui S - - 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate the early and mid term results of total laparoscopic bypass for aortoiliac occlusive lesions. From December 2001 to January 2007, we performed 32 laparoscopic bypasses for aortoiliac lesions. The mean age was 52.9 years. Clinical stages included: severe intermittent claudication (N.=24) ischemic ...
Patel Krupa D - - 2012
Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) is a complex disorder affecting 5-15% women in their reproductive age and related to ovarian dysfunction, characterized by menstrual irregularities, hyperandrogonism, obesity, and infertility. In Ayurveda, these symptoms are found under various conditions, caused by vitiated Vata and Kapha. Pathadi Kwatha and Shatapushpa Taila Matra ...
Heijmen Robin H - - 2012
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate procedural and 30-day outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) employing the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft with the Captivia Delivery System. Methods: Enrollment in the study ( www.ClinicalTrials.com identifier NCT01181947) included all eligible patients implanted with the Valiant Captivia System retrospectively and prospectively at 15 sites ...
Vijayan S - - 2012
Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) is an established technique used to treat osteochondral lesions in the knee. For larger osteochondral lesions (> 5 cm(2)) deeper than approximately 8 mm we have combined the use of two MACI membranes with impaction grafting of the subchondral bone. We report our results of ...
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