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Aksu Nejat N Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital , Izmir , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Objective: This study describes a single-center experience on percutaneously performed partial omentectomy procedure in pediatric peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients who showed early catheter dysfunction and required catheter replacement due to catheter flow obstruction. Materials and methods: We performed a retrospective review of clinical outcomes from pediatric PD patients who ...
Huang Da-Geng DG Department of Spine Surgery, Honghui Hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University College of Medicine, No. 76 Nanguo Road, Xi'an, 710054, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
To propose a new measure, the height for screw index (HSI), as a predictor of C2 nerve dysfunction in patients who have received posterior C1 lateral mass screw (C1LMS) fixation for atlantoaxial instability and to examine whether the HSI scores correlated with the development of C2 nerve dysfunction through retrospective ...
Berman Darren P DP From the Division of Cardiology, Miami Children's Hospital, FL (D.P.B., E.M.Z.); Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital Boston, MA (D.B.M.); Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University, NY (D.B.M.); Division of Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, NY (J.A.V., W.E.H.); Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT (W.E.H.); and Congenital Heart Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA - - 2014
In 2010, the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) received Food and Drug Administration approval for treatment of dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract conduits in patients ≥30 kg. Limited data are available regarding use of this device in smaller patients. We evaluated technical and short-term clinical outcomes of 25 patients <30 ...
Sommer Wiebke W 1 Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. 2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. 3 Member of the German Centre for Lung Research. 4 Department of Anaesthesiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. 5 Address correspondence to: Gregor Warnecke, M.D., Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Member of the German Centre for Lung Research, Carl-Neuberg-Str.1, 30625 Hannover, - - 2014
Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is the most important cause of early morbidity and mortality in lung transplantation (LTX) with an incidence of 8% to 20%. We hypothesized that application of C1-esterase-inhibitor (C1-INH) in LTX-recipients showing early signs of severe PGD would attenuate the condition. Starting as of May 2010, all ...
Bozkurt Mehtap M Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, - - 2014
The pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction (ED) may be vasculogenic, hormonal, anatomical, neurogenic, drug-induced and/or psychogenic in origin. Neuropathic pain (NP) may facilitate ED, because it is frequently associated with anxiety, depression, and its drug, pregabalin, may also contribute ED. The objective of this study was to determine whether pregabalin treatment ...
Hill Allison C AC Department of Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, - - 2014
The short-term surgical results for mixed aortic valve disease (MAVD) and the long-term effects on the left ventricle (LV) are unknown. Retrospective review identified patients with at least both moderate aortic stenosis (AS) and aortic regurgitation (AR) before surgical intervention. A one-to-one comparison cohort of patients with MAVD not referred ...
Bhattasali Onita - - 2014
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivers high doses of radiation to the prostate while minimizing radiation to adjacent normal tissues. Large fraction sizes may increase the risk of functional decrements. Treatment-related bother may be more important to a patient than treatment-related dysfunction. This study reports on patient-reported outcomes following SBRT ...
Welliver R Charles RC Jr Division of Urology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, - - 2014
Provoked and spontaneous nocturnal erections are thought to play a role in maintenance of male sexual health through oxygenation of the corpus cavernosa. Conversely, hypoxia is thought to be an etiological factor in the pathogenesis of cavernosal fibrosis and long-term erectile dysfunction. It has been hypothesized that the early penile ...
Mokhless Ibrahim I Department of Urology, University of Alexandria School of Medicine, Alexandria, - - 2014
After posterior urethral valve ablation, some boys are still have a hostile bladder. We conducted a prospective randomized study to determine if Botox injection at the bladder neck will help improve vesical dysfunction in this subgroup of boys or not. Twenty boys with history of posterior urethral valve ablation and ...
Power Albert A Hemodialysis Research Group, Imperial College Renal and Transplant Center, Hammersmith Hospital, London - - - 2014
<sec id="st1"><title>ABSTRACT</title> <bold><italic>Purpose:</italic></bold> Central venous catheters for maintenance hemodialysis (HD) are designed to attain the required dialysis dose through sustained high blood flow rates (BFR). The authors studied the immediate and long-term performance and complications of two twin-catheter systems, the Tesio catheter (TC) and the LifeCath Twin (LC), to inform ...
Che Xuan X Jiaxing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Jiaxing, Zhejiang 314050, PR - - 2014
To investigate the efficacy of nerve-sparing surgery for deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) and the bladder and sexual dysfunction that follow this procedure. A total of 108 women with DIE underwent conventional surgery (group A, n=63) and nerve-sparing surgery (group B, n=45). Three validated interview-based questionnaires - the visual analogue scale ...
Kitai Takeshi T Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Kobe, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Current guidelines recommended surgery for patients with severe degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) when specific left ventricular (LV) dimensions or ejection fraction (EF) are reached, based on previous postoperative survival studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and predictors of long-term postoperative LV dysfunction, and investigate the ...
Adler Eldad E Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma/Dean McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma City, - - 2014
To identify factors associated with late decompensation of horizontal strabismus after a period of prolonged (>12 months) postoperative stability. Charts from all pediatric horizontal strabismus surgical cases from 1999 to 2009 were reviewed. Patients with a distance or near alignment of <10(Δ) at the first visit >12 months following surgery ...
Seo Young Eun YE Department of Urology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of tadalafil 5 mg once daily use in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). The study retrospectively evaluated 92 patients who underwent RALP at Dong-A University Hospital. The patients were surveyed by use of the abridged five-item version ...
Hu Bing B Department of Endoscopy, Eastern Hepatobiliary Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, - - 2014
Background and study aims: There are limited data on the role of antireflux biliary stents. This single-center randomized trial compared the endoscopic use of partly covered antireflux metal stents (pcARMS) with that of standard uncovered self-expandable metal stents (ucSEMS) for the palliation of nonhilar malignant biliary obstruction. Patients and methods: ...
Buzzatti Nicola N Department of Cardiac Surgery, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, - - 2014
To assess long-term outcomes of tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) after previous left-side heart surgery. We reviewed reoperative TVR after left-side heart surgery performed at our institution between March 1997 and June 2012. In-hospital data were retrieved from our institutional database or medical records; follow-up was performed through telephone call, surviving ...
Perarnau Jean Marc JM Service d'Hépato-Gastroentérologie, Hôpital Trousseau, CHRU Tours, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The first studies comparing covered stents (CS) and bare stents (BS) to achieve Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) were in favor of CS, but only one randomized study has been performed. Our aim was to compare the primary patency of TIPS performed with CS and BS. The study was planned ...
Hirohata Atsushi A The Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama, Okayama, - - 2014
Aims: Nicorandil, an ATP sensitive potassium channel opener, may reduce the incidence of microvascular dysfunction after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by dilating coronary resistance vessels. The aim of the study was evaluation of the impact of the administration of intravenous nicorandil on measuring the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) in ...
Hu Raymond R Department of Anaesthesia, St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
The primary objective of this study was to establish the relationship among tricuspid annular velocity (S'), tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), and stroke volume (SV) in a cardiac surgical population with and without right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. The secondary objective was to assess the effect of ephedrine on these ...
Osterberg E C EC Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, - - 2014
Inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) remains the gold standard for the surgical treatment of refractory erectile dysfunction; however, current literature to aid surgeons on how best to counsel patients on their postoperative inflated penile length is lacking. The aim of this study was to identify preoperative parameters that could better predict ...
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Abstract Delirium is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder that has an adverse impact on CNS function. Abnormal fluctuation of melatonin secretion occurs in the postoperative delirium (POD) in elderly patients. POD is strongly associated with early postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). The aim of this study is to test if significant fluctuation ...
Ulloa Jesus G - - 2014
This study analyzes our experience using stents to salvage dysfunctional hemodialysis access sites at a single institution. We examined the outcomes of 42 consecutive patients who had covered (36 patients) or bare-metal (9 patients) stent intervention for hemodialysis access salvage. Of our 42 male patients, 11 had stent salvage of ...
Lasa Javier J JJ Division of Cardiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Electronic address: - - 2014
The extracardiac conduit (ECC) modification of the Fontan procedure has been theorized to reduce the risk of sinus node dysfunction and atrial arrhythmia compared with the intra-atrial lateral tunnel (ILT) Fontan. This study aimed to compare the prevalence of early and late arrhythmias in patients who underwent ECC and ILT ...
Tuncel Altug A Third Department of Urology, Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Ministry of Health, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
We evaluated the impact of transrectal prostate needle biopsy (TPNB) on erectile function and on the prostate and bilateral neurovascular bundles using power Doppler ultrasonography imaging of the prostate. The study consisted of 42 patients who had undergone TPNB. Erectile function was evaluated prior to the biopsy, and in the ...
Liu Yaorong Y Renal Division, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Center for Peritoneal Dialysis Research, Molecular Cell Lab for Kidney Disease, Shanghai, PR - - 2014
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the first-line modalities of renal replacement therapy in patients with end-stage renal disease. Guidelines recommended a break-in period of at least 2 weeks before full PD start. However, the optimal duration of the break-in period is still unclear. In the present study, we investigated ...
Lee Yoo Jin YJ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Women's Life Medical Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To demonstrate the significance of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in preoperative urodynamic studies (UDS) in women who have been diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic organ prolapsed (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The medical records of 150 patients with pelvic floor dysfunction who underwent preoperative UDS at Yonsei ...
Parray Fazl Q FQ Colorectal Division, Department of General & Minimal Invasive Surgery, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, J&K 190011, - - 2014
Introduction. Patients with the diagnosis of carcinoma rectum after random allocation were assigned to 2 groups. One group was subjected to total mesorectal excision with coloplasty neorectum reconstruction and another group to total mesorectal excision with straight anastomosis. This randomization was done by odds and even method by the sister ...
Tribouilloy Christophe C 1University Hospital Amiens, Amiens, France; INSERM U-1088, Jules Verne University of Picardie, Amiens, - - 2013
-Ejection fraction (EF) as a marker of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and the appropriate thresholds for diagnosing severe or mild/moderate LV dysfunction in mitral regurgitation (MR) are doubted and poorly followed in clinical practice. We aimed at assessing the role of EF in a large registry of organic MR, to ...
Iwagami Masao M 1Department of Hemodialysis and Apheresis, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. 2Department of Health Economics and Epidemiology Research, School of Public Health, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. 3Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. 4Department of Clinical Data Management and Research, Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. 5Department of Health Informatics and Policy, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2013
To examine the effect of postoperative polymyxin B hemoperfusion on mortality in patients with abdominal septic shock triggered by lower gastrointestinal tract perforation, identifying subpopulations of patients who may benefit from this treatment. Propensity-matched analysis. We used a nationwide inpatient database in Japan. We included patients who are 18 years ...
Lee Cheul C Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Center, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: - - 2013
The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that limited (<1 cm) right ventriculotomy (RV-tomy) in the setting of transannular tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair might result in less right ventricular (RV) dilatation and dysfunction compared with conventional RV-tomy. Between June 2002 and April 2012, 113 patients with ...
Sun Jun-Jun JJ Jun-Jun Sun, Zhi-Jie Chu, Wei-Feng Liu, Shi-Fang Qi, Yan-Hui Yang, Peng-Lei Ge, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Wen-Sheng Li, Cheng Yang, Yu-Ming Zhang, Department of General Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471003, Henan Province, - - 2013
To investigate effects of perirenal space blocking (PSB) on gastrointestinal function in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Forty patients with SAP were randomly allocated to receive PSB or no PSB (NPSB). All the SAP patients received specialized medical therapy (SMT). Patients in the PSB group received PSB + SMT ...
Kowalczewski Jacek J Postgraduated Medical Education Center Orthopeadic Department Otwock, - - 2013
We evaluated the clinical and radiologic outcomes of primary knee replacements using a rotating-hinge knee prosthesis in 12 knees with a minimum follow-up of 10years. Indications for the operation included gross joint destruction, significant axial deformities and contracture with a dysfunctional medial collateral ligament in all cases. The patients' WOMAC ...
Hu Zhipeng Z Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Hubei Province, Wuhan, - - 2013
Our objective was to determine if antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) and retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) combined with deep hypothermia circulatory arrest in aortic arch surgery results in different mortality and neurologic outcomes. The Cochrane Library, Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, and the Chinese Biomedical Database were searched for studies ...
Favilla V V Department of Urology, University of Catania, Catania, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of risk factors of erectile dysfunction (ED) after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in men with lower urinary tract symptoms caused by bladder outlet obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. The study was conducted prospectively on 178 consecutive patients ...
Frey Anders Ullmann - - 2013
A series of previously neglected sexually related side effects to radical prostatectomy (RP) has been identified over the recent years. These include orgasm-associated incontinence (OAI), urinary incontinence in relation to sexual stimulation (UISS), altered perception of orgasm, orgasm-associated pain (OAP), penile shortening (PS), and penile deformity. The aim of this ...
Gaziev Gabriele - - 2013
Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) has been proposed for the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), non-obstructive urinary retention (NOUR), neurogenic bladder, paediatric voiding dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain/painful bladder syndrome (CPP/PBS). Despite a number of publications produced in the last ten years, the role of PTNS in urinary tract ...
Di Iorgi Natascia - - 2013
Context:Central diabetes insipidus (CDI) is considered idiopathic in 20 to 50% of affected subjects.Objective:To determine whether systematic diagnostic work-up could allow achieving better etiologic diagnosis in children and adolescents presenting with polyuria and polydipsia.Design and Setting:This is a prospective study conducted at a tertiary referral center. Patients underwent clinical and ...
Wademan Brecon H - - 2013
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was, in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery requiring extracorporeal cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), does administration of desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) reduce postoperative blood loss and transfusion requirements? Altogether 38 papers were found using the reported ...
Seok Yangki - - 2013
Upper lobectomy inevitably leads to an upward displacement of the remaining lower lobe. Such displacement may result in bronchial angulation, thereby narrowing the airway. We hypothesized that the degree of displacement of the bronchus is associated with the degree of exacerbation of postoperative pulmonary dysfunction. This study investigated whether bronchial ...
Papadopoulos G - - 2013
Background: Postoperative delirium and cognitive dysfunction are common in hospitalized patients. The aim of this study was to investigate whether postoperative ondansetron administration has a favorable effect on postoperative delirium and 30th day cognitive function and pain in patients undergoing surgery with general anaesthesia due to femoral or hip fracture. ...
Ozturk U - - 2013
It has been shown on experimental rat models that type 5-phosphodiesterase isoenzyme (PDE5) inhibitors have anti-fibrotic effects for Peyronie's disease (PD); however, this issue has not been addressed clinically. The aim of this study was to document the effects of PDE5 inhibitors used for erectile dysfunction (ED) seen in PD ...
Guirgis Faheem W FW University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Department of Emergency Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, - - 2013
Sepsis is a prevalent disease with high mortality. Survivors of sepsis often suffer significant resultant morbidity, including organ dysfunction. However, little is known about persistent or long-term organ dysfunction in this patient population. Our objective was to systematically review original research studies evaluating organ-specific outcomes at 28 days or greater ...
Joung Kyoung-Woon KW Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Several studies have shown in animal models that remote ischemic preconditioning (rIPC) has a neuroprotective effect. However, a randomized controlled trial in human subjects to investigate the neuroprotective effect of rIPC after cardiac surgery has not yet been reported. Therefore, we performed this pilot study to determine whether rIPC reduced ...
Ravibabu Komaram K Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, EGDT, Andhra Pradesh, - - 2013
Objective: This study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of Ormeloxifene in the pharmacological management of dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Design and Setting: A prospective study was conducted on women with dysfunctional uterine bleeding, who attended to out - patient department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in a tertiary care general ...
Melot A - - 2013
The endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has become the treatment of choice for managing non-communicating hydrocephalus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and the morbi-mortality of this procedure and its long-term outcome. This retrospective study involved 82 consecutive patients treated for non-communicating hydrocephalus by ETV, in a ...
Tessitore Nicola - - 2013
The vascular access guidelines recommend that arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) with access dysfunction and an access blood flow (Qa) <300-500 mL/min be referred for stenosis imaging and treatment. Significant (>50%) stenosis, however, may be detected in a well-functioning AVF with a Qa > 500 mL/min, too, but whether it is worth ...
Merchant Faisal M - - 2013
Although left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction is known to occur in adults with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) are not well characterized. We retrospectively divided all patients with repaired TOF and impaired LV ejection fraction (LVEF ≤ 40%) undergoing CRT at our institution ...
Nurkalem Zekeriya - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate effect of different statin types on erectile dysfunction in hypercholesterolemic patients. Ninety male hypercholesterolemic patients (mean age 50.4±7.9 years) who are otherwise healthy were included into the study prospectively. None of patients had any cardiovascular risk factors except hypercholesterolemia. Patients were divided ...
Uchikawa Ken - - 2013
Abstract Objective: This study evaluated executive dysfunction in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) using the Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS) and correlated the occurrence of executive dysfunction with cerebral blood flow (CBF) reduction in the frontal lobe as assessed by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Design: Correlational ...
Qi Xingshun - - 2013
In Western countries, transjugular intrahepatic portosytemic shunt (TIPS) is widely applied for the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). However, the outcome of Chinese BCS patients treated with TIPS is extremely limited. Furthermore, the timing of conversion from percutaneous recanalization to TIPS remains uncertain. All consecutive BCS patients treated with TIPS ...
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