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Lee Chang-Kyu CK *Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Vision Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul †Department of Ophthalmology, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, - - 2014
To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of combined phacoemulsification and goniosynechialysis (PEGS) to phacoemulsification alone (PE) in patients with medically well-controlled chronic angle-closure glaucoma (CACG) with cataracts. Thirty eyes diagnosed with CACG and requiring cataract surgery from January 2008 to October 2010 were prospectively randomized, 15 each to ...
Stächele J J Julia Stächele, Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, Fachbereich Hämostaseologie, Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Fetscherstraße 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany, E-Mail: - - 2014
Compared to children of other age groups neonates show an increased thrombotic risk. The acute therapy depends on thrombus age, the localisation of vascular occlusion and the severity of the underlying disease. The treatment of choice is represented by the administration of unfractionated (UFH) or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). ...
Topiwala Pratik - - 2014
To compare the safety and efficacy of fibrin glue and cyanoacrylate glue for refixating the recessed muscle to the sclera in patients undergoing strabismus surgery. In this prospective, randomized, and interventional case series, there were 15 patients in each group. Two different types of glue were used for refixating the ...
Tsuji Yosuke Y Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Endoscopy and Endoscopic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, - - 2014
The prevention of bleeding after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for gastric neoplasms is still an important problem. To investigate the efficacy and safety of a shielding method that uses polyglycolic acid (PGA) sheets and fibrin glue to prevent post-ESD bleeding in high-risk patients. A nonrandomized trial with historical control subjects. A ...
Lunebourg Alexandre A Department of Orthopedic Surgery APHM, IML, Sainte Marguerite - - 2014
Background and purpose - Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for treatment of end-stage posttraumatic arthritis (PTA) has specific technical difficulties and complications. We compared clinical outcome, postoperative quality of life (QOL), and survivorship after TKA done for PTA with those after TKA performed for primary arthritis (PA). Patients and methods - ...
Burnett Molly M MM From the Departments of Neurology (M.M.B., L.Z., A.S.K.), Emergency Medicine (T.Q., W.W.), and Clinical Pharmacy (Z.C.), University of California, San - - 2014
Timely administration of intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (IV tPA) is associated with improved outcomes for acute ischemic stroke; yet, developing processes to consistently provide prompt treatment remains a challenge. We developed and evaluated a simple quality improvement intervention designed to improve door-to-needle (DTN) times for resident-led Code Stroke teams at ...
Marzano Luigi L Hypertension Unit, Clinica Medica, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy. - - 2014
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is associated with an increase in left ventricular (LV) mass beyond the amount needed to compensate the hypertension-related workload. Available evidence suggests effectiveness of surgical treatment of PA in decreasing LV mass, whereas data on medical treatment are controversial. We have conducted a meta-analysis of long-term follow-up ...
Shbat Layla L Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, The Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
We previously reported a validated, objective definition of gangrenous, nonperforated appendicitis. In this study, we compared a cohort of children with gangrenous appendicitis treated with abridged antibiotics (AA) to another treated with prolonged antibiotics (PA). In 2012, our service changed its standard of care for gangrenous appendicitis from PA to ...
Yan Xin - - 2014
Objectives: To conduct a pharmacoeconomic assessment of thrombolysis by intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) therapy for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in 6 hours in a tertiary hospital in China. Materials and methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted using medical records data among patients hospitalized for AIS and receiving treatment ...
Cruz Joana J Department of Health Sciences (SACS), University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal School of Health Sciences, University of Aveiro (ESSUA), Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, - - 2014
This study aimed at investigating whether providing feedback on physical activity (PA) levels to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is feasible and enhances daily PA during pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). Patients with COPD participated in a 12-week PR program. Daily PA was measured using activity monitors on weeks 1, ...
Kwon Taek-Geun TG aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases bBiomedical Statistics cDivision of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA dDivision of Cardiology, Xuanwu Hospital Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
The ratio of basal distal intracoronary pressure (Pd) and aortic pressure (Pa) is a nonhyperemic index for the severity of coronary artery stenosis. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of a hybrid baseline Pd/Pa-fractional flow reserve (FFR) strategy in reducing the need for hyperemia. ...
Czuczwar P P 3rd Chair and Department of Gynecology, Medical University, Lublin, - - 2014
To compare the effect of two alternative treatment options for uterine fibroids: ulipristal acetate (UPA) and uterine artery embolization (UAE) on fibroid volume and vascularity at 3 month follow-up. Premenopausal patients with symptomatic, intramural uterine fibroids were included in this prospective case-control study. Seventeen patients qualified for preoperative UPA treatment ...
Zussman Matthew M Division of Cardiology, The Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, - - 2014
The study aims to examine acute and midterm outcomes after percutaneous interventions for treatment of pulmonary artery stenosis (PAS) in patients with Alagille Syndrome (ALGS). PAS affects up to two thirds of ALGS patients. Responsiveness to transcatheter therapies may differ from other causes of PAS. To date, there has been ...
Kawazu Yukiko Y Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Izumi City, Osaka, - - 2014
Tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve (TF/APV) is a rare and severe congenital heart disease with high mortality. To assess whether TF/APV prognosis is related to the fetal and postnatal clinical course and pulmonary artery (PA) configuration. We reviewed the fetal and postnatal echocardiograms and clinical outcomes of 13 ...
Valliant Amanda M AM Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI - - - 2014
Tunneled dialysis catheters are the most common form of vascular access among incident dialysis patients in the United States. Fibrin sheath formation is a frequent cause of late catheter dysfunction requiring an exchange procedure with balloon disruption of the fibrin sheath. It is unknown whether fibrin sheath disruption is associated ...
Armstrong Sk S School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Locked Bag 588, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, 2678, Australia. - - 2014
Three foals, aged between 5 and 10 days, were presented for assessment of lethargy, abdominal pain and joint effusion. Fibrinous pericarditis and pericardial effusion (PE) were recognised in each foal and considered as sequelae to systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and suspected or confirmed septicaemia. Diagnosis of pericarditis was made ...
Sathya S S Dr. Suresh Sathya, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, 52, Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5B4, Canada, E-mail: - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of the tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure on the patellar tendon angle (PTA) in dogs with naturally occurring cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Prospective observational clinical study. Dogs with naturally occurring CrCL rupture that had a TPLO performed (n = 40). Preoperative tibial plateau angle (TPA) ...
Bond Dale S DS Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University/The Miriam Hospital Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, Providence, Rhode Island. Electronic address: - - 2014
Habitual physical activity (PA) may help to optimize bariatric surgery outcomes; however, objective PA measures show that most patients have low PA preoperatively and make only modest PA changes postoperatively. Patients require additional support to adopt habitual PA. The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of a ...
Hsu Li-Chi LC Department of Neurology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: - - 2014
Little is known about the impact of severe carotid stenosis on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of this study was to assess the effects of carotid stenting (CAS) on HRQoL in dizzy patients with carotid stenosis. Patients with symptomatic (≥60%) or asymptomatic (≥80%) severe carotid stenosis and who ...
Verdecchia Daniel H DH Área de Rehabilitación Vestibular, Servicio de Kinesiología, Universidad Maimónides, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address: - - 2014
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is an exercise-based programme designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficit. The objective of the present study was to analyse the differences in the perception of handicap, the risk of falls, and gaze stability in patients diagnosed with chronic unilateral vestibular hypofunction before ...
Sanuki Tetsuji T Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Kumamoto, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2013
To determine the long-term functional outcomes of type II thyroplasty using titanium bridges for adductor spasmodic dysphonia (AdSD) by perceptual analysis using the Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) and by acoustic analysis. Fifteen patients with AdSD underwent type II thyroplasty using titanium brides between August 2006 and February 2011. VHI-10 scores, ...
Bryans Linda L Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Northwest Clinic for Voice and Swallowing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, - - 2013
We compared the voice outcomes after cricotracheal resection (CTR) and airway dilation in adult women. We performed long-term comprehensive voice assessments in 23 adult women treated for laryngotracheal stenosis, including acoustic and perceptual measurements of voice, videostroboscopy, the Voice Handicap Index, and an open-ended subjective questionnaire. Voice measures were abnormal ...
Batuecas-Caletrio Angel - - 2013
Objective. To evaluate the vestibulo-ocular reflex and its relationship with subjective balance in a long-term follow-up after vestibular schwannoma surgery. Study Design: Retrospective cohorts study in a tertiary referral Hospital. 49 consecutive patients on which vestibular schwannoma surgery was performed at least one year before. Methods: Patients are classified in ...
Sridharan Shaum - - 2013
Objective. Recent data have suggested that in-office KTP treatment for benign vocal fold lesions yields significant reduction in lesion size with favorable effects on both mucosal wave and glottic closure. However, these previous studies omitted voice-related outcomes. We sought to compliment these previous data with voice-related outcomes in a cohort ...
Stomeo F - - 2013
Several studies in recent years have already reported good oncologic results with laser microsurgery in the treatment of early glottic carcinoma. We conducted a longitudinal voice evaluation, in patients with early glottic cancer who underwent transoral laser cordectomy, in order to assess the voice quality outcome and its relationship with ...
Bond Dale S DS Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, The Miriam Hospital/Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, Providence, RI 02903, USA. - - 2013
Performing habitual physical activity (PA) is challenging for many bariatric surgery patients. We used electronic ecological momentary assessment to naturalistically examine whether insufficient PA among bariatric surgery patients was due to infrequent PA intentions or inadequate follow through on PA intentions. Twenty-one patients 6-months post-bariatric surgery were recruited from multiple ...
Loader Benjamin - - 2013
Abstract Conclusion: Tenotomy is a promising surgical alternative with a high reduction in dizziness handicap in the short and long term. Objectives: To investigate the immediate and the long-term effect of tenotomy of the stapedius and tensor tympani muscles on subjective dizziness as measured by the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI). ...
Batuecas-Caletrio Angel - - 2013
Abstract Conclusions: The degree of caloric weakness before surgery influences faster or slower recovery of patients undergoing vestibular schwannoma surgery. The Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) is a good index to show the recovery of patients as it relates directly to an improvement or not of the subjective visual vertical (SVV). ...
Liu Ming M Department of Emergency Medicine, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, - - 2013
The study aimed to compare the therapeutic effect of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) on the onset of acute cerebral infarction (ACI) at different time points of the first 6 hours. A retrospective analysis was conducted in 74 patients who received rt-PA thrombolysis treatment within 4.5 hours after ACI and ...
Béjot Y - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Previous antiplatelet therapy (APT) in cardiovascular prevention is common in patients with first-ever stroke. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of APT on early outcome in stroke patients. METHODS: All first-ever strokes from 1985 to 2011 were identified from the population-based Stroke Registry of Dijon, France. ...
Litzelmann Estelle - - 2012
: Thirty to 60% of hereditary multiple exostoses patients have forearm deformities. There is no consensus regarding optimal therapy. This long-term retrospective study is the first to compare radiologic and clinical data with patient assessments, to define more precise surgical indications. : All children presenting with hereditary multiple exostose during ...
Chara Luis - - 2012
ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: The treatment of RA patients with anti-TNFalpha biological drugs has dramatically improved the prognosis of these patients. However, a third of the treated patients do not respond to this therapy. Thus, the search for biomarkers of clinical response to these agents is currently highly active. Our aim is ...
Kirsch Matthias - - 2012
Background: Patients undergoing mechanical circulatory support using ventricular assist devices (VADs) experience a postoperative mixed antagonistic (proinflammatory and antiinflammatory) response syndrome. This response can result in immunoparalysis, exposing VAD recipients to infection and interfering with patient recovery despite adequate hemodynamic support. We undertook the present study to evaluate whether postoperative ...
Unick Jessica L JL Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, The Miriam Hospital/Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, 196 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA. - - 2012
Objective quantification of physical activity (PA) is needed to understand PA and sedentary behaviors in bariatric surgery patients, yet it is unclear whether PA estimates produced by different monitors are comparable and can be interpreted similarly across studies. We compared PA estimates from the Stayhealthy RT3 triaxial accelerometer (RT3) and ...
Krejsek J - - 2012
We evaluated the influence of methylprednisolone in cardiopulmonary bypass fluid on scavenger receptor for hemoglobin CD163 molecule expression on monocytes of patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass with either exposure to methylprednisolone present in the cardiopulmonary bypass fluid (20 patients), or without methylprednisolone in the ...
Ellingsen Torkell - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To study the CD26 density on monocytes and CD4+ T-lymphocytes in steroid and DMARD-naïve, early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and to analyse for correlations with disease activity, including long-term radiographic progression. METHODS: Forty patients with active, early steroid and DMARD naïve RA (<6 months' duration) were randomised to treatment ...
Makihara Noriko - - 2012
Background: The effects of lipid levels on clinical outcomes after ischemic stroke are controversial. Whether admission lipid levels and prior statin use are associated with early intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and long-term functional outcome after recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) therapy for stroke patients was investigated. Methods: Ischemic stroke patients who ...
Yukizawa Yohei - - 2012
Markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis, such as soluble fibrin (SF), D-dimer, and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1), have been developed in order to determine thrombotic tendency. We investigated whether these markers could be used to diagnose venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the early phase after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). This ...
Barreto Andrew D AD Department of Neurology, University of Texas–Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA. - - 2012
Argatroban is a direct thrombin inhibitor that safely augments recanalization achieved by tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) in animal stroke models. The Argatroban tPA Stroke Study was an open-label, pilot safety study of tPA plus Argatroban in patients with ischemic stroke due to proximal intracranial occlusion. During standard-dose intravenous tPA, a ...
Poultsides L A - - 2012
We performed a meta-analysis of modern total joint replacement (TJR) to determine the post-operative mortality and the cause of death using different thromboprophylactic regimens as follows: 1) no routine chemothromboprophylaxis (NRC); 2) Potent anticoagulation (PA) (unfractionated or low-molecular-weight heparin, ximelagatran, fondaparinux or rivaroxaban); 3) Potent anticoagulation combined (PAC) with regional ...
Yuki I - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Recently we published a novel method of thrombus preparation for use in a swine model for evaluation of thrombectomy designs. The clot (fibrin rich clot) is characterized by its similarity in histologic characteristics to the thromboemboli recovered from stroke patients. The purpose of this latest study was to ...
Lazaridis Christos - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The administration of thrombolysis to eligible patients is often limited to centers with expertise. This study was intended to report on the safety and efficacy (in increasing thrombolysis availability) of telemedicine in the acute assessment and treatment of stroke patients presenting to hospitals in distant locations from a designated ...
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The labeling of dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa-Boehringer Ingelheim), an oral direct thrombin inhibitor, has recently been updated to include new dosing and monitoring recommendations and a warning on the risk of bleeding. Dabigatran etexilate was approved in the US in 2010 for the prevention of thromboembolic stroke in patients with non-valvular ...
Kimura Kazumi - - 2011
The frequency of good outcome at 3 months after tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) therapy is ∼35%. The present study aimed to devise a simple scale to predict good outcome using clinical factors and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings before and immediately after t-PA infusion. Consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke ...
Miyake Hiromu - - 2011
Newborn surgery for meconium peritonitis (MP) is sometimes very difficult owing to severe adhesions and bleeding. The aim of this study was to reveal the benefit of primary anastomosis (PA) for MP by comparing PA with multistep operations (MO). We retrospectively reviewed 38 patients with MP who underwent surgery in ...
Al-Mutairi Nawaf - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Pityriasis alba (PA) is the most common cause of facial hypopigmentation presenting to the dermatologist. The objective of the current study was to study the effect of the 308-nm excimer laser in the treatment of PA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve patients with 37 PA patches were enrolled in this ...
Taki Naoya - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the change in pelvic tilt angle (PA) in the sagittal plane in the standing and supine positions for 2 to 4 years after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Anteroposterior pelvic radiographs of 21 male and 65 female patients were investigated before and after ...
Almagro Pedro - - 2011
Background:Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is isolated in advanced stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Objectives: The aim of our study was to determine whether PA isolation during hospitalization for COPD exacerbation was associated with a poorer prognosis after discharge. Methods: We prospectively studied all patients with COPD exacerbation admitted between ...
Todd Tzanetos Deanna R - - 2011
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence and clinical and biomarker predictors of perioperative thrombosis in children with single ventricle physiology undergoing staged palliation. METHODS: Nineteen patients were enrolled and 16 completed the study. Serial ultrasounds of the central venous system were performed to evaluate for thrombus. Plasma antithrombin III, thrombin-antithrombin complex, ...
Abdelhamid Mohamed F - - 2012
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a chronic inflammatory condition associated with a prothrombotic, hypofibrinolytic diathesis that may increase the risk of cardiovascular events. The effect of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) on this prothrombotic diathesis is not fully understood, especially over the medium and long term. A better understanding of these ...
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