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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) ...
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 ...
Kimura Kazumi - - 2012
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether administration of edaravone during t-PA infusion can enhance early recanalization in acute stroke patients. This trial was undertaken as a multicenter, single blind, randomized, open-labeled study. Acute stroke patients with M1 or M2 occlusion within 3h of onset were studied ...
Koga Masatoshi - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (0.6 mg/kg alteplase) within 3 hours of stroke onset in Japanese patients outside the indications in the European license. METHODS: Of the 600 patients who were treated with recombinant ...
Shaath Ghassan - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: Describe the short and midterm outcome and to determine the predictors of re-intervention in neonates with critical pulmonary stenosis (PS) or pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS). BACKGROUND: The transcatheter intervention for critical PS and PA/IVS resulted in improvement in the patient's survival and the quality of life. ...
Herrick Daniel B - - 2011
This is the first prospective evaluation of changes in systemic hematologic status following administration of intraventricular recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator in patients with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). Laboratory data from subjects enrolled onto the Clot Lysis: Evaluating Accelerated Resolution of IVH (CLEAR IVH) Trials were analyzed. We analyzed pre- and post- ...
Ren Shu-Ting - - 2011
Urokinase (uPA) is used widely for thrombosis therapy in the clinic. However, ways to minimize its adverse effect of hemorrhage are still being studied. As a new technique for the local delivery of genes and drugs, ultrasound (US) contrast agents, microbubbles (MBs), have been mentioned. The purpose of this study ...
Valldeperas X - - 2011
A 28 year-old male attended our Emergency Department with a traumatic choroidal rupture and macular haemorrhage. After pneumatic displacement of the haemorrhage with C(3)F(8) and tissue plasminogen activator, the haemorrhage was reabsorbed and visual acuity (VA) improved. Three months later the patient presented with decreased VA and a juxtafoveal choroidal ...
Pinto Bernardine M - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of a home-based physical activity (PA) intervention for colorectal cancer patients versus contact control was evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Forty-six patients (mean age = 57.3 years [SD = 9.7], 57% female, mean = 2.99 years post-diagnosis [SD = 1.64]) who had completed treatment for stages 1-3 colorectal cancer were randomized to telephone ...
Zaidi Syed F - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Telestroke networks offer an opportunity to increase tissue-type plasminogen activator use in community hospitals. METHODS: We compared 83 patients treated with intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator by telestroke to 59 patients treated after in-person evaluation by the same neurologists at a tertiary care stroke center. Onset and door-to-treatment ...
Fischer Craig P - - 2011
Background: This study evaluated the safety and hemostatic effectiveness of a tranexamic acid- and aprotinin-free fibrin sealant versus an absorbable hemostat in soft tissue during elective retroperitoneal or intra-abdominal surgery. Materials and Methods: This randomized, active-controlled, multicenter study enrolled patients who were undergoing elective retroperitoneal or intra-abdominal surgery and required ...
Abraham-Igwe C U - - 2011
AIM: To assess the effectiveness of catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) in the treatment of acute graft occlusion. METHODS: Tissue prothrombin activator (rt-PA) was the sole agent used for thrombolysis. This was infused through a 4F straight 65 cm catheter placed under ultrasound guidance. Following a pre-CDT angiogram, a catheter was placed ...
Gaberel Thomas - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of intraventricular fibrinolysis (IVF) compared with external ventricular drainage alone on mortality and functional outcome in the management of intraventricular hemorrhage secondary to spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage. METHODS: The authors conducted a systematic review and performed a ...
Carmeli Yehuda - - 2011
Use of the group 2 carbapenems, imipenem and meropenem, may lead to emergence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistance. The group 1 carbapenem ertapenem has limited activity against P. aeruginosa and is not associated with imipenem-resistant P. aeruginosa (IMP-R PA) in vitro. This retrospective, group-level, longitudinal study collected patient, antibiotic use, and ...
Cagirci Goksel - - 2011
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been reported to be associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to investigate atrial electromechanical couplings in patients with OSA and the relationship between these parameters and P-wave dispersion (Pd). One hundred twenty-six patients were enrolled in this ...
Hsia Amie W - - 2011
Some prior studies have shown that racial disparities exist in intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) use for acute ischemic stroke. We sought to determine whether race was associated with tPA treatment for stroke in a predominantly black urban population. Systematic chart abstraction was performed on consecutive hospitalized patients with ischemic ...
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