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Khoder Wael Y WY Department of Urology, University Hospital-Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-University-Munich, Munich, Germany, - - 2014
To report effect of different nerve sparing techniques (NS) during radical prostatectomy (RP) (intrafascial-RP vs. interfascial-RP) on post-RP incontinence outcomes (UI) in impotent/erectile dysfunction (ED) men. A total of 420 impotent/ED patients (International Index of Erectile Function-score <15) with organ-confined prostate cancer were treated with bilateral-NS [intrafascial-RP (239) or interfascial-RP ...
Kok W F WF Department of Anaesthesiology, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The - - 2014
Coronary artery bypass surgery, performed with or without cardiopulmonary bypass, is frequently followed by postoperative cognitive decline. Near-infrared spectroscopy is commonly used to assess cerebral tissue oxygenation, especially during cardiac surgery. Recent studies have suggested an association between cerebral desaturation and postoperative cognitive dysfunction. We therefore studied cerebral oxygen desaturation, ...
Ogura Takeshi T 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, - - 2014
The present study assesses the feasibility as well as the technical and functional success rates of a novel EUS-HGS technique called the locking stent methodthat uses end-bare covered metallic stents (EBCMS). Twenty consecutive patients who were histologically diagnosed with unresectable cancer complicated with obstructive jaundice underwent EUS-HGS due to failed ...
Scrascia Giuseppe G 1Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplant, University of Bari "Aldo Moro," Bari, Italy. 2Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia/Intensive Care Unit Department of Medical and Surgical Pediatric Cardiology, "Bambino Gesù" Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy. 3Department of Anesthesia, Intensive and Palliative Care, Foundation-I.R.C.C.S. "National Institute of cancer," Milan, - - 2014
To evaluate the effects of prophylactic perioperative corticosteroid administration, compared with placebo, on postoperative mortality and clinical outcomes (renal dysfunction, duration of mechanical ventilation, and ICU length of stay) in pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. MEDLINE and Cochrane Library were screened through August 2013 for randomized controlled ...
Holm Henriette Veiby HV Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Radiumhospitalet, Oslo, Norway; Department of Urology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway; University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: - - 2014
We examined the prevalence rates and changes of continence and incontinence before and after radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer (PCa), comparing different definitions. We also studied the descriptive validity of Ellison et al.'s grading of postprostatectomy incontinence (PPI) and baseline predictors of PPI at 12 months. This national prospective ...
Pandit Anil A Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, - - 2014
To demonstrate that a distinct group of patients with Grade Ia diastolic dysfunction who do not conform to present ASE/ESE diastolic grading exists. Echocardiographic and demographic data of the Grade Ia diastolic dysfunction were extracted and compared with that of Grades I and II in 515 patients. The mean of ...
Zhang Kai K Department of Urology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical efficacy of sildenafil for the improvement of penile erection hardness in erectile dysfunction (ED) patients and to determine the relationship between this improvement in erection hardness and social and psychological functioning. From 2007 to 2008, a total of 4507 men diagnosed with ED were enrolled from ...
Park Hae-Young Lopilly HY Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea (South), Republic - - 2014
Purpose: To investigate the characteristics of visual field (VF) progression in normal tension glaucoma (NTG) patients with autonomic dysfunction. Methods: Forty-eight NTG eyes with more than 7 VF tests during at least 5 years follow-up were analyzed retrospectively. All participants were referred to rheumatology, where they were subjected to heart-rate-variability ...
Kim Seo Yeon SY Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Dankook University, San16-5 Anseo-dong, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan, Chungnam, 330-715, Republic of - - 2014
Dysphagia affects up to half of stroke patients and increases the risk of pneumonia and fatal outcomes. In order to assess swallowing difficulty, videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) has traditionally been the gold standard. The purpose of this study was to compare the patterns of post-stroke swallowing difficulties according to the ...
Zang Minhua M Department of Cardiology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, , Shanghai, - - 2014
Frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) are associated with a reversible form of LV dysfunction. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of catheter ablation on improvement of LV function in patients with frequent PVCs. We searched MEDLINE for cohort studies of patients who underwent catheter ablation of frequent PVCs. ...
Brunworth Joseph D JD Division of Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between nasopharyngeal pH and Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) in adults. Unmatched case-control study. Forty-one subjects, 20 adults with a diagnosis of ETD and 21 healthy adults as controls, were enrolled from an outpatient clinic. All subjects had a Dx-pH probe placed near the ...
Gandaglia Giorgio G 1 Urological Research Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University , San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: The role of surgical approach on functional outcomes recovery in prostate cancer (PCa) patients treated with bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (BNSRP) is still debated. In this study, we examine the association between the surgical approach and functional outcomes after BNSRP. Patients and Methods: The study included 609 patients ...
Tangal Semih S Department of Urology, Ufuk University, School of Medicine, Ankara, - - 2014
To investigate the roles of bladder wall thickness (BWT) measurement and full/empty (F/E) BWT measurement ratio in the diagnosis of dysfunctional voiding in pediatric population. Totally, 324 patients were involved in this prospective study, and group 1 consisted of healthy children (n = 198), and group 2 consisted of patients with ...
Kim Boo-Young BY Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Objective: Increasing the number of endoscopic endonasal trans-sphenoidal approach (EETSA) there have been several sinonasal complications such as olfactory dysfunction. The current studies have been to compare preoperative and postoperative olfactory function according to surgical type and age. Study design: Retrospective review of medical records at a tertiary referral center. ...
Fang Qiwu Q *Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine & Critical Care Medicine, Aviation General Hospital of China Medical University & Beijing Institute of Translational Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China †Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
To investigate the effects of intravenous administration of dexamethasone on early postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). In this prospective randomized trial, 1000 patients with facial spasm undergoing microvascular decompression (MVD) were randomly assigned to receive normal sodium (Dex-0 group, n=333), dexamethasone 0.1 mg/kg (Dex-1 group, n=333), or dexamethasone 0.2 mg/kg (Dex-2 ...
Veyseller Bayram B Bezmiâlem Vakif University, Medical Faculty, Department of Otolaryngology, Fatih, Istanbul, - - 2014
Radiotherapy is the primary method of treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) and many side effects were reported in patients receiving radiation to this area. This study was conducted to evaluate the long-term effects of radiotherapy following NPC on olfactory bulb (OB) volume and olfactory function. Twenty-four patients with NPC who ...
Rebonato Alberto A Department of Surgery, Radiology and Odontostomatology Sciences (A.R., D.M.), Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, University of Perugia, Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, Perugia, 06132; Radiology Department (A.A., F.S., T.T.), ASL 1 Massa Carrara, Carrara. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate retrospectively the safety and efficacy of anterograde embolization of the periprostatic venous plexus (AEPV) via percutaneous access of the deep dorsal vein of the penis for erectile dysfunction (ED) resulting from veno-occlusive dysfunction (VOD). From September 2009 through December 2012, 18 patients with moderate to severe ED secondary ...
Wang Yong-Nan YN Department of Neurosrugery, XinHua Hospital (The Cranial Nerve Disease Center of Shanghai), Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200092, China, - - 2014
Trigeminal neuralgia(TN), hemifacial spasm (HFS) and glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) were referred to hyperactive dysfunction syndromes (HDSs) of the cranial nerves. These symptoms may occur synchronously or metachronously, but the combination of three diseases is extremely rare. From 2007 through 2013, six patients with coexistent GPN-HFS-TN were treated in our department. ...
Guédon-Moreau Laurence L Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire, Lille, - - 2014
Inappropriate shocks remain a highly challenging complication of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). We examined whether automatic wireless remote monitoring (RM) of ICD, by providing early notifications of triggering events, lowers the incidence of inappropriate shocks. We studied 433 patients randomly assigned to RM (n = 221; active group) versus ambulatory ...
Tamaki Tatsuya T Joint Replacement Center, Funabashi Orthopedic Hospital, Funabashi, Chiba; Unit of Clinical Anatomy, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, - - 2014
Patients reporting that their symptoms of urinary incontinence have decreased after total hip arthroplasty can be encountered in orthopedic practice. In this questionnaire-based study, we prospectively evaluated the symptoms of urinary incontinence before and after total hip arthroplasty. The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form was used to prospectively evaluate ...
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 ...
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