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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 ...
Verdugo Fernando - - 2012
Periodontal regeneration in patients with advanced periodontitis and severe attachment loss has classically presented some of the greatest challenges to the practitioner. The purpose of this article is to describe the staged treatment approach and long-term follow-up of a case with generalized advanced chronic periodontitis. Microbial sampling for suspected periodontopathogens ...
Tyson Mark D - - 2012
To identify the incidence of and risk factors for ureteral stricture formation in laparoscopically procured living donor kidney transplantation (LLDKT). An IRB approved retrospective review of our institution's living donor database was performed. Patients were divided into two cohorts, those with ureteral strictures requiring procedural intervention and those without evidence ...
Luoto Topi - - 2012
The internal jugular vein is routinely used as a graft for the Rex shunt. We analyzed results of mesoportal bypass using an alternative autologous graft. Twenty-one children with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction were treated with a Rex shunt constructed using both greater saphenous veins. Follow-up included ultrasound and blood count ...
Gantsoudes George D - - 2012
: The purpose of this study was to review outcomes of patients treated for symptomatic talocalcaneal coalition with resection and interposition of fat graft. : A retrospective review was performed on all patients who underwent surgical treatment for symptomatic talocalcaneal coalition over a 13-year period. Ninety-three feet were treated with ...
Politano Amani D - - 2012
We report the midterm results of external iliac artery reconstruction in 25 high-performance cyclists. Cyclists undergoing arterial reconstruction for symptomatic external iliac arteriopathy at a single institution between October 2004 and August 2010 were identified. With Institutional Review Board approval, data were collected from medical record review and telephone interview. ...
Onol Sinasi Yavuz - - 2012
To report our results with 1-stage reconstruction in short distal urethral strictures using circular buccal mucosa graft (cBMG). The data of 19 patients (median age 41.8 years, range 25-58) operated between 2001 and 2010 were reviewed. Patients were evaluated with American Urological Association (AUA) symptom score, uroflowmetry, voiding cystourethrography (VCUG), ...
Taboada Martín Rubén - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this article is to present our experience in performing distal femoral bypass under local anaesthesia for high risk patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Lower limb revascularisation surgery under local anaesthesia was performed on 8 patients in our centre between January and May 2010. The common characteristics of ...
Gallinat Anja - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Clinical trial data suggest that continuous hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) during the entire preservation period reduces the incidence of delayed graft function and improves graft survival. This study evaluates whether short-term MP after cold storage (CS) is also effective. METHODS: Kidney function after cold preservation (4°C, 21 hr) and ...
Laird John R JR - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of treating femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis (ISR) with debulking with excimer laser followed by implantation of a VIABAHN endoprosthesis. BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment strategy for femoropopliteal ISR is unclear. METHODS: The SALVAGE study is a multicenter prospective registry ...
Pérez-Cano R - - 2012
Women undergoing breast conservation therapy (BCT) for breast cancer are often left with contour defects and few acceptable reconstructive options. RESTORE-2 is the first prospective clinical trial using autologous adipose-derived regenerative cell (ADRC)-enriched fat grafting for reconstruction of such defects. This single-arm, prospective, multi-center clinical trial enrolled 71 patients post-BCT ...
Atalan Nazan - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is a risk factor for morbidity after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. This study aimed to analyze the sole effect of body mass index (BMI) on early morbidity and mortality in patients after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. DESIGN: This study was retrospective and used an electronic database ...
Kats Suzanne - - 2012
Introduction: Laboratory and clinical data have implicated endotoxin as an important factor in the inflammatory response to cardiopulmonary bypass. We assessed the effects of the administration of bovine intestinal alkaline phosphatase (bIAP), an endotoxin detoxifier, on alkaline phosphatase levels in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.?Methods: A total of 63 ...
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 ...
Kuru Bahar - - 2012
Background: One of the success factors in periodontal plastic surgery is the synergistic relationship between involved tissues and vascular supply. Gingiva as a functional unit is unique with specific vascular configuration and contains the supracrestal portion naturally created to survive over avascular root surfaces. The aim of this randomized controlled ...
Da Ros Carlos Teodósio - - 2012
Purpose: Peyronie 's disease is an acquired connective tissue disorder of the penile tunica albuginea with fibrosis and inflammation. The disease produces palpable plaques, penile curvature and pain during erections. Usually it results in impairment of the quality of life. Our objective is to review the long-term results of the ...
Mahajan A - - 2012
Background:  The use of periosteum as a pedicle graft in the treatment of gingival recession defects is a recent advancement. The subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) is considered the gold standard for the treatment of gingival recession defects. The present randomized controlled trial was done to compare periosteal pedicle graft ...
Cantero Marcos Antonio - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare the immediate results of patients undergoing on-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. METHODS: From January 2007 to January 2009, 177 patients underwent CABG, being 92 off-pump and 85 onpump. We evaluated the demographics, preoperative risk factors, preoperative functional ...
Malhotra Raman - - 2012
To report indications and outcomes of a technique for the correction of lower eyelid cicatricial entropion using a lower eyelid gray-line split, inferior retractor recession, lateral-horn lysis, and anterior lamella repositioning. Retrospective, 5-year, single-center, consecutive case series of patients with lower eyelid cicatricial margin entropion undergoing the above procedure. Patients ...
Hwang S - - 2012
After > 2000 adult living donor liver transplants (LDLTs), we observed minimization of the complication rate using case-by-case modification of venous outflow reconstruction in right liver graft (RLG), standardization seeking intend to provide a hemodynamic- based, regeneration-compliant hepatic outflow reconstruction. We retrospectively examined 100 consecutive adult LDLT using modified RLG ...
Lautz Timothy B - - 2012
To determine outcomes in children with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction who underwent percutaneous intervention for anastomotic stenosis after meso-Rex bypass. Eighty-six patients who underwent meso-Rex bypass between 1997 and 2009 were retrospectively reviewed, and 15 who underwent transhepatic portal venography for graft stenosis were identified. Technical success and clinical outcomes ...
Majid Imran - - 2012
Background: Different surgical techniques in the form of tissue or cellular grafting procedures are used alone or in combination with narrowband UVB (NBUVB) to treat stable vitiligo resistant to medical treatment. Aim: To evaluate the cosmetic results obtained with ultrathin split-thickness skin grafts followed by NBUVB therapy in resistant, stable ...
Pérez-Simón Jose A - - 2012
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a major complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation with an adverse effect on both mortality and morbidity. In 2005, the National Institute of Health proposed new criteria for diagnosis and classification of chronic graft-versus-host disease for clinical trials. New sub-categories were recognized such as late ...
McPhee James T - - 2012
Single-segment great saphenous vein (SSGSV) remains the conduit of choice for femoral to below-knee popliteal (F-BK) surgical revascularization. The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal conduit in patients with inadequate SSGSV. This was a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained vascular registry. Patients underwent F-BK bypass with ...
Shahian David M DM Department of Surgery and Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114, USA. - - 2012
Most survival prediction models for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery are limited to in-hospital or 30-day end points. We estimate a long-term survival model using data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The final study cohort included 348 341 ...
White J W - - 2012
Thirty-eight fingers in 27 patients with Dupuytren's contracture of the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) in excess of 70° were treated using a staged technique. The first stage involved applying a mini external fixator across the PIPJ for continuous extension over 6 weeks with intensive hand therapy to maintain mobility of ...
Nedved Karel - - 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess a long-term outcome of allogenous vein grafts (ALVG) as vascular access for hemodialysis. Materials and methods: For nearly eight years (between 9/2002 and 9/2011) a total of 78 patients with 112 ALVGs were involved in the study. The register included 46 ...
Shah Aamir S - - 2012
Pseudoaneurysm (PSA) formation is a complication of hemodialysis access. Open repair requires PSA resection, interposition graft placement, and insertion of a catheter as a bridge. Endovascular stent graft repair is an alternative that permits immediate use of the access site. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy ...
Takami Yoshiyuki - - 2012
There is limited information about the size change of a knitted Dacron graft (Gelseal™) used in the thoracic aorta. We evaluated the diameters of the Gelseal™ grafts at a long-term follow-up for 3.7 ± 1.3 years (1-5.9 years; median, 4.0 years), which were used for replacement of the ascending aorta ...
Blom Aaron S - - 2012
We attempted to correlate duplex ultrasound (DU) findings with the clinical outcome of graft limb stenosis or kinking after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Between 1998 and 2010, 248 patients underwent EVAR and postoperative DU surveillance of 496 graft limbs in our accredited noninvasive vascular laboratory by one of three experienced ...
Yenigun Alper - - 2012
A novel method for repair of septal perforations. Fifteen volunteers with symptomatic septal perforations were recruited. Open technique rhinoplasty approach was preferred: auricular conchal cartilage graft with intact perichondrium on both sides was harvested and shaped to fit the perforated site and attached to the septum with absorbable sutures. All ...
Lau Darryl - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To determine if autologous fat grafting to the posterior pharynx can reduce hypernasality in patients with cleft palate and mild velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). Design: Retrospective case series. Setting: Tertiary care center. Patients: Eleven (11) patients with cleft palate, status-post palatoplasty (+/- secondary speech surgery) with nasendoscopic evidence of ...
Gokalp Orhan - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Both single-graft crossover femoropopliteal (COFP) bypass and crossover femorofemoral plus femoropopliteal bypasses using double grafts may be performed for patients with a medical history of abdominal vascular operations or comorbidity, thereby ineligible for retroperitoneal or transperitoneal approaches. In this study, these two methods were compared. METHODS: A total of ...
Chang Yang-Ming - - 2012
BACKGROUND: This study was to evaluate the sensory recovery in the lower lip and chin in patients who underwent segmental mandibulectomy involving inferior alveolar nerve and simultaneous reconstruction with fibular osteoseptocutaneous flap and interposition sural nerve graft. MATERIAL AND METHOD: From 1993 to 2004, a total of 20 patients underwent ...
Andreasen Jan Jesper - - 2012
Dietary intake of marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) has beneficial effects in various cardiac disorders. Few studies have, however, investigated the therapeutic potential of n-3 PUFA in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Five heterogeneous randomized studies on n-3 PUFA for prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation have yielded ...
B Alves Luciana - - 2012
The aim of this randomized controlled clinical study was to compare the use of an acellular dermal matrix graft (ADMG) with or without the enamel matrix derivative (EMD) in smokers to evaluate which procedure would provide better root coverage. Nineteen smokers with bilateral Miller Class I or II gingival recessions ...
Welk Blayne K - - 2012
The augmented anastomotic urethroplasty (AAU) combines resection of a urethral stricture and an onlay graft. The augmented nontransected anastomotic urethroplasty (ANTA) is a modification of the AAU and involves complete stricture excision without transecting the spongiosum. This is a retrospective cohort study comparing ANTA with dorsal onlay buccal grafting (DOBG) ...
Lin Kathleen K - - 2012
To evaluate folding in infrarenal stent grafts in relation to oversizing, barb angle, and barb length using computed tomography images of stent grafts deployed in explanted bovine aortas. Computed tomography data from an in vitro investigation on the effect of oversizing of 4% to 45% (n = 19), barb length ...
Guay David R - - 2012
Secondary antimicrobial prophylaxis involves the use of ≥ 1 antimicrobial agent just prior to the time when a diagnostic/therapeutic procedure, which may induce infection, is to be performed. In the context of this article, antimicrobial agent(s) are administered to patients with ≥ 1 implanted prosthetic device in order to prevent ...
Pepper Jon-Paul - - 2012
Postoperative psychosocial distress is a critical aspect of surgery, particularly in aesthetically sensitive areas. In this study, the authors assess the level of psychosocial distress associated with nasal reconstruction. The authors also compare postoperative distress levels associated with different reconstructive techniques throughout the healing process. The authors conducted a prospective ...
Manstad-Hulaas Frode - - 2012
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the in vivo feasibility of a 3-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic (EM) navigation system with electromagnetically-tracked catheters in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Methods: The pilot study included 17 patients undergoing EVAR with a bifurcated stent-graft. Ten patients were assigned to the control group, in which a standard EVAR ...
Iacovou Emily - - 2012
To evaluate the effect of type I chondrotympanoplasty on the resonant frequency (RF) of the middle ear and compare it to the respective outcomes of type I tympanoplasty using temporalis fascia grafting (TFG). Hearing results and respective graft integration rates were also assessed. A retrospective comparative study was conducted of ...
Konishi Masaya - - 2012
We sought to determine whether commercial air travel soon after tympanoplasty significantly affects graft healing rates. We performed a retrospective analysis of 169 patients who underwent tympanoplasty from 1993 to 2009, comparing two groups of patients: 69 patients who flew 1 day after surgery and 100 who did not. The ...
Magnussen Robert A - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether decreased hamstring autograft size and decreased patient age are predictors of early graft revision. METHODS: Of 338 consecutive patients undergoing primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring autograft, 256 (75.7%) were evaluated. Graft size and patient age, gender, and body mass index at the time ...
Siracuse Jeffrey J - - 2012
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty ± stent (PTA/S) and surgical bypass are both accepted treatments for claudication due to superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease. However, long-term results comparing these modalities for primary intervention in patients who have had no prior intervention have not been reported. We report our results with 3-year ...
Brat Radim - - 2012
Aims. The aim of this study was to compare coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using either endoscopic (EVH) or open harvest (OVH). Leg-related morbidity and histological comparison of the veins were the outcome measures. Methods. One hundred consecutive patients scheduled for isolated CABG were randomly divided into two goups: an ...
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