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Bakhtiari Sedigheh S Associate Professor of Oral Medicine Department, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2012
This study was designed to elucidate the effect of ascorbic acid on salivary total antioxidant capacity in smokers. In this single blind crossover clinical trial, the whole unstimulated saliva of 30 smokers, who were randomly divided into two groups, was collected. In the first phase after the saliva collection, one ...
Scirè Carlo A - - 2011
To test the predictive ability of remission in terms of long-term disability in patients with recent-onset inflammatory polyarthritis (IP). Consecutive patients with early IP, recruited between 1990 and 1994 (first cohort) and 2000 and 2004 (second cohort), were included in this study. Remission was defined as the absence of clinically ...
Neovius M - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: /st> To investigate sick leave and disability pension in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in relation to the initiation of biological and non-biological antirheumatic therapies in clinical practice. METHODS: /st> Patients aged 19-60 years initiating non-biological mono (n=2796) or combination disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy (n=973), or biological agents (n=4787) were ...
Gripeteg L L Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, - - 2012
Prospective controlled data on the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on disability pension are not available. This study prospectively compare disability pension in surgically and conventionally treated obese men and women. The Swedish obese subjects study started in 1987 and involved 2010 obese patients who had bariatric surgery and 2037 ...
Rabbanikhah Zahra - - 2011
To investigate the association between corneal hydrops in patients with keratoconus (KCN) and mitral valve prolapse (MVP). This case-control study included patients with KCN with corneal hydrops who were referred to Labbafinejad Medical Center or a private clinic between March 2006 and March 2008, as the case group. The control ...
Chmielak Zbigniew - - 2010
To determine immediate and long-term clinical outcome, as well prognostic factors in patients who underwent repeat percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV). Repeat PMBV may be a method of treatment for symptomatic patients with restenosis after successful initial PMBV, but data regarding its long term safety and efficacy are scarce. The ...
Gupta Anubhav - - 2010
The length and mobility of the anterior mitral leaflet (AML) are considered important for mitral valve reparability. In this study, we looked at AML length as a predictor of mitral valve reparability in a rheumatic population. Between May and November 2008, 44 patients underwent mitral valve repair for pure mitral ...
Vohra Hunaid A HA Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, United - - 2011
The Carpentier-Edwards (CE) Physio II ring is a new prosthetic ring designed to accommodate the changing pathology seen in the spectrum of degenerative valve disease, particularly the larger anterior leaflet in repair of the Barlow valve. The aim of our study was to assess the safety and efficacy of mitral ...
Samad Zainab - - 2011
Optimal timing of surgery in degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) remains a controversial topic. The impact of current ACC/AHA guideline recommendations about optimal timing of surgery on outcomes is untested and contemporary data are lacking. To assess the association between the timing of surgery and long-term survival in patients with severe ...
Iribarne Alexander - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, minimally invasive (MI) mitral valve surgery has grown in popularity. The purpose of this study was to compare both short- and long-term outcomes of mitral valve repair and replacement performed through a MI versus traditional sternotomy (ST) incision using a propensity analysis approach to account ...
Ben Ameur Youssef - - 2010
Background: Rheumatic tricuspid valve dysfunction is the rarest of all valvular disease and is often associated or secondary to left-sided valvular disease. She often realize tricuspid regurgitation. The surgical treatment is generally conservative but also it can be radical generally using bioprothèses. Aim : to assess the epidemiology of the ...
Delmo Walter Eva Maria - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve (MV) reconstruction is the technique of choice for MV disease in infants and children. We evaluated whether our technique of posterior annulus stabilization with untreated autologous pericardial strip allows growth of anterior MV leaflet and its annulus. METHODS: Seventeen children (mean age, 9.43 ± 6.03 years; range, ...
Kitamura Tadashi - - 2010
This study analyzes the initial experience with minimally invasive mitral valve surgery through a right minithoracotomy in a public teaching hospital in Australia and evaluates early surgical outcomes. A retrospective review of patients who underwent minimally invasive mitral valve surgery between November 2006 and March 2009 was performed. A total ...
Song Bong Gun - - 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate preoperative clinical and echocardiographic characteristics and N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels as prognostic factors for regression of the left ventricular (LV) mass after valvular surgery in patients with chronic severe mitral regurgitation (MR). One hundred seventeen patients undergoing surgery for ...
Speziale Giuseppe - - 2011
The results of mitral repair for complex Barlow valves are adequate and support earlier intervention. It is unknown whether these results are reproducible in the context of minimally invasive surgery via right minithoracotomy. We randomized patients with Barlow mitral disease (bileaflet prolapse) to have conventional open repair via median sternotomy ...
Zhou Y X - - 2010
We studied whether mitral valvuloplasty (MVP) was superior to mitral valve replacement (MVR) in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), and analyzed the independent risk factors for survival and reoperation. 326 patients with degenerative MR underwent MVP (n = 241), mitral valve replacement (MVR) (n = 78) or emergent MVR due to failure of ...
Myers Patrick O - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Acceptable coaptation cannot always be obtained using standard repair techniques. We assessed the safety and mid-term results using a novel technique to address leaflet retraction or tethering in children with type III mitral or tricuspid regurgitation as an addition to standard valve repair techniques. METHODS: Forty children were included, ...
Chikwe Joanna - - 2011
Aims Feasibility and efficacy of mitral repair in the elderly remain controversial. This study aims to compare outcomes of mitral repair and replacement in octogenarians. Methods and results We compared the outcomes of 322 consecutive octogenarian patients (mean age 82.6 ± 2.2 years) who underwent mitral repair (n = 227, ...
Pai Ramdas G - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Mitral regurgitation (MR) is common in those with severe aortic regurgitation (AR) and can predispose to atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and a need for mitral valve surgery during aortic valve replacement (AVR). However, little data exist as to its clinical and prognostic implications. METHODS AND RESULTS: Search of our ...
Liang Kae-Woei - - 2010
Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) is an effective treatment for mitral stenosis, but transseptal puncture carries a certain risk of complications. Our previous report has shown the effectiveness of phase-array intracardiac echocardiography (ICE)-guided transseptal puncture in patients with dilated left atrium undergoing PTMC. However, there are few reports comparing the ...
Van den Branden B J L - - 2010
Background. Percutaneous mitral valve (MV) repair using the edge-to-edge clip technique might be an alternative for patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR) and an unacceptably high risk for operative repair or replacement. We report the short-term safety and efficacy of this new technique in a high-risk population.Methods. All consecutive high-risk ...
Vassileva Christina M - - 2011
The optimal surgical strategy for the management of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is still debated. The purpose of this study was to perform a meta-analysis summarizing the evidence favoring one technique over another (repair vs replacement). A search of the English literature in PubMed was performed using 'ischemic mitral regurgitation' ...
Calafiore Antonio M - - 2011
We evaluated results of an echocardiographically based strategy combining mitral annuloplasty with other procedures to treat chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation. From March 2006 to February 2009, 147 patients underwent mitral valve surgery for chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation. Mean effective regurgitant orifice was 36 ± 11 mm(2), and ejection fraction was 35% ± ...
Maffessanti Francesco - - 2010
Mitral valve (MV) repair has become the preferred treatment for mitral regurgitation associated with degenerative MV disease. Although the functional benefits of early MV repair are known, the associated alterations in left ventricular (LV) shape have not been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate serial changes in ...
Spiegelstein Dan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Closed and open annuloplasty rings are both used for mitral valve repair. This study compared the clinical and echocardiographic results in patients with degenerative mitral disease undergoing MV repair with closed semirigid rings vs open bands. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2008, 377 patients (mean age, 59 + or - ...
Basel Halil - - 2010
The aim of this study was to compare De Vega semicircular annuloplasty and a new biodegradable ring annuloplasty technique in patients requiring surgical intervention for tricuspid valve disease with concomitant disease of the mitral valve. Between January 2004 and May 2008, 129 consecutive patients underwent annuloplasty procedures to correct tricuspid ...
Yazicioğlu Nuran - - 2010
The widespread use of percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) has led to an increase in restenosis cases. The data regarding follow-up results of repeat PMC are quite limited. The aim of this retrospective analysis is to evaluate the immediate and midterm results of the second PMC, in patients with symptomatic mitral ...
Nair Krishnakumar - - 2010
To compare the results of percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (BMV) for mitral restenosis in post-BMV versus postclosed mitral valvotomy (CMV) patients. Ninety-two patients who underwent BMV for mitral restenosis were followed up prospectively. Of these, 28 patients had undergone previous percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PRIOR BMV) and 64 patients had undergone previous ...
Nietlispach Fabian - - 2010
This study sought to describe a method of paravalvular leak closure using a purpose-specific occlusion device. Transcatheter closure of paravalvular leaks has been hampered by technical challenges, the limitations of available imaging modalities, and the lack of closure devices specifically designed for this purpose. Patients with severe symptomatic paravalvular regurgitation ...
Mauri Laura - - 2010
Mitral valve surgery is the standard of care for patients with symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) or asymptomatic MR with evidence of left ventricular dysfunction or dilation. Whether an endovascular approach to repair can offer comparable effectiveness with improved safety remains to be determined in randomized trials. The EVEREST II Trial ...
Guedes Marco Antonio Vieira MA Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal da Bahia. - - 2010
The right anterolateral thoracotomy is an alternative technique for surgical approach of mitral valve. In these cases, femoral-femoral bypass still has been used, rising occurrence of complications related to femoral cannulation. Describe the technique and results of mitral valve treatment by right anterolateral thoracotomy using aortic cannulation for cardiac pulmonary ...
Stellin Giovanni - - 2010
We sought to evaluate the results of surgical repair and determine predictors for the late outcome of congenital mitral valve dysplasia. Preoperative, operative and postoperative data were obtained from an institutional database; follow-up data came from regular clinical evaluation at our institution or elsewhere. Patients were divided into isolated and ...
Nakajima Masato - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Leaflet folding plasty was introduced as an effective technique to avoid systolic anterior motion (SAM) after mitral valve repair. The purpose of this study was to investigate the midterm outcome of leaflet folding plasty following a review of our 10-year experience. METHODS: Between October 1997 and May 2008, a ...
Rifaie Osama - - 2010
We sought to explore the immediate and long-term outcome of combined percutaneous valvuloplasty of the mitral and/or aortic and/or tricuspid valves in a series of patients with rheumatic valvular stenosis. A total of 11 patients (three underwent percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty [PMV], percutaneous aortic valvuloplasty [PAV] and percutaneous tricuspid valvuloplasty [PTV], ...
Sakamoto Hiroaki - - 2010
Recently, some articles about patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) of the mitral valve have been published. However, the outcome of PPM of the mitral valve remains controversial. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of mitral valve PPM on clinical results after mitral valve replacement (MVR). Eighty-four patients underwent ...
Topal Aşkin Ender - - 2010
The objective of this study was to evaluate the recovery of the left ventricle (LV) function, and to analyze postoperative size reduction of LV and left atrium (LA), after mitral valve replacement (MVR) in patients with chronic rheumatic mitral disease. Thirty consecutive elective patients with MVR for mixed mitral disease ...
Kim K-H - - 2010
Left atrial (LA) volume is an independent prognosticator in various cardiac diseases. The authors assessed the changes of LA volume after successful percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) and the impact of LA enlargement on long-term clinical outcome after PMV. From a prospective PMV registry started in 1988, 303 patients (242 women, ...
Kim Hyungtae - - 2010
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the mid-term results of the Cox maze III procedure (CM-III) combined with open mitral commissurotomy (OMC) for the treatment of rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) associated with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). Cardiac rhythm was determined before and after surgery in 50 patients ...
Seibold Joerg - - 2010
Meatal mobilization (MEMO) by distal urethral preparation has been demonstrated to be an efficient surgical technique for the correction of distal hypospadias offering excellent short-term success rates. This study objectively evaluates individual patient satisfaction using a validated score in the long term. A total of 218 patients who underwent hypospadias ...
Antonini-Canterin Francesco - - 2010
At present, no medical therapy is known to affect the progression of rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS). We sought to assess the effect of statin treatment on long-term progression of MS in a large population. From our 20-year database, we identified all patients with rheumatic MS with > or =2 echocardiographies ...
Oshima Kiyohiro - - 2010
It has previously been reported that cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is useful in predicting the postoperative course after cardiac surgery, and that elevated serum cTnI levels are associated with increased in-hospital mortality. However, these findings have been reported in heterogeneous groups of cardiac surgical procedures. In the current study, the ...
Rajani Ronak - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the natural history of paravalvular regurgitation at 1 year in patients undergoing TAVI. BACKGROUND: The immediate incidence of paravalvular regurgitation is estimated to be between 65 and 85% following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). There is limited data as to whether ...
Jilaihawi Hasan - - 2010
AIMS: To evaluate the potential for mitral annular (MA) size reduction using a novel device utilising therapeutic ultrasound (TU). METHODS AND RESULTS: The ReCor device (ReCor Medical, Inc., Ronkonkoma, NY, USA, Investigational device, not for use in human application) was studied in a closed chest canine animal model (35 dogs). ...
Ito Toshiaki - - 2010
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) patches as artificial mitral leaflets in complex mitral valve plasty. DESCRIPTION: Nineteen patients (mean age, 66 +/- 9 years) who were in need of mitral valve replacement successfully underwent mitral valve plasty with enlargement of the ...
Stulak John M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Some patients are at high risk for late atrial fibrillation (AF) after mitral valve surgery, even without a prior history of arrhythmias. We examined the incidence and predictors of late AF in patients with functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) undergoing mitral valve repair. METHODS: From March 1995 to December 2005, ...
Oka Norihiko - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The Ross-Konno procedure has emerged as a complex procedure to address multilevel left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in infants and small children. Significant proportions of patients, however, have concomitant mitral valve disease and require a mitral procedure in addition to the Ross-Konno procedure. Ross-Konno-mitral surgery puts three valves at ...
Bernal Jos? M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We examined predictors of early and very long-term outcome after combined mitral and tricuspid valve repair for rheumatic disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 1974 and 2002, 153 consecutive patients (mean age, 46.0+/-13.2 years) underwent combined mitral and tricuspid valve repair for rheumatic disease. Mitral disease was predominantly stenosis (82.3%); ...
Lange Ruediger - - 2010
BACKGROUND: In the past, chordal replacement techniques with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sutures have been primarily reserved for anterior leaflet pathology, whereas the more frequent posterior leaflet prolapse was treated by resection. This study reports midterm results of isolated posterior prolapse repair with chordal replacement without resection as opposed to the quadrangular ...
Takeda Koji - - 2010
The impact of untreated mild-to-moderate mitral regurgitation (MR) on patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) is uncertain. The aim of this study is to investigate its long-term effects on outcomes. We retrospectively reviewed 193 consecutive patients undergoing isolated AVR between 1993 and 2007. The mean age of the study ...
Fedakar Ali - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We compared results for repairs of rheumatic pure mitral regurgitation (MR) and mixed mitral stenosis (MS) and MR during early and midterm time intervals. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 173 patients (mean age 47.6 +/- 15.1 years; 64 males) who underwent surgery for rheumatic heart disease during the period from ...
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