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Fawzy Mohamed Eid - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDy: Long-term echocardiographic follow up studies of mitral balloon valvuloplasty (MBV) are scarce. The study aim was to assess the long-term results (up to 17 years) of MBV and to identify predictors of restenosis and event-free survival. METHODS: The immediate and long-term clinical and echocardiographic ...
Gazoni Leo M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Although the benefits of mitral valve repair for degenerative disease are well established, many consider surgery for functional ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) less amenable to operative treatment. We hypothesized that mitral valve repair for ischemic MR results in outcomes similar to those for mitral valve repair for degenerative MR. ...
Kabbani Sami - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to find a mitral valve substitute that does not require lifelong anticoagulation and is not affected by tissue degeneration in the long term. METHODS: Between July 14, 1997, and August 8, 2004, a total of 92 patients with irreparable mitral valve disease underwent mitral valve ...
Braga Luis H P - - 2007
PURPOSE: Despite being the dominant technique for repair of distal hypospadias, application of the tubularized incised plate approach for penoscrotal hypospadias remains controversial. We report our experience with severe hypospadias, comparing tubularized incised plate to transverse island flap onlay urethroplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive patients with penoscrotal ...
Venmans Leonie M A J - - 2007
To determine the acceptability of an educational leaflet regarding the prevention and treatment of infections of the lower respiratory tract (LRTIs) and urinary tract (UTIs) and to determine the effects of the leaflet on knowledge and attitude of DM2 patients in primary care. In a randomized controlled intervention trial 200 ...
Jokinen Janne J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether mitral valve repair (MVP) is superior to mitral valve replacement (MVR) in terms of survival and quality of life during the long-term follow-up. METHODS: One hundred eighty-four consecutive patients underwent MVP or MVR for mitral regurgitation with or without concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting. Clinical data ...
Burma O - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid annuloplasty procedures have been widely performed in clinics for many years. The Kalangos Biodegradable Tricuspid Ring (Kalangos Biodegradable Tricuspid Ring, Bioring SA, Lonay, Switzerland) is a novel prosthesis for the treatment of tricuspid insufficiency. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and echocardiographic results of ...
Maselli Daniele - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Implanting expanded polytetrafluoroethylene neochordae is an established technique in treating complex mitral regurgitation. Difficulty in obtaining reliable preoperative and intraoperative measurements of an ideal neochordae length, as well as the unfeasibility of adjusting lengths once set in place with traditional techniques, led us to develop a system that allows ...
Welke Karl F - - 2007
BACKGROUND: This investigation was designed to determine long-term survival, reoperation rates, and functional status after surgical repair of partial atrioventricular septal defect (PAVSD). METHODS: This population-based cohort study with cumulative, prospective follow-up by questionnaire and medical record review included all patients aged younger than 19 years old in the state ...
Song J-M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the three-dimensional (3D) features of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) and their geometric determinants by real-time 3D colour Doppler echocardiography. METHODS: Real-time 3D colour Doppler echocardiography was performed in 52 patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction. With aliasing velocity set around 40 cm/s, proximal isovelocity surface ...
Meyer Marie-Antoinette Rey - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve repair is the gold standard to restore mitral valve function and is now known to have good long-term outcome. In order to help perioperative decision making, we analyzed our collective to find independent risk factors affecting their outcome. METHODS: We retrospectively studied our first 175 consecutive adult ...
Chirio C - - 2007
AIM: In mitral stenosis (MS) patients with a poor symptom-echocardiography correlation, dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) still does not have a confirmed utility and predictive value. Our aim is to evaluate usefulness of DSE in assessing 2 and 5 years clinical outcomes. METHODS: Forty-four consecutive patients with known MS were submitted, ...
Morimoto Hironobu - - 2007
We reviewed our experience of mitral valve repair techniques for extended commissural prolapse involving complex prolapse of either or both leaflets, due to chordal rupture or elongation. Between June 1991 and January 2005, 21 of 210 patients who underwent mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation had extended commissural prolapse involving ...
Boyaci Ayca - - 2007
Significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) can contribute to increased morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery for mitral stenosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the severity of preoperative functional TR and late adverse outcomes in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement (MVR). The study ...
Risteski P S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: This paper reports on the mid-term clinical and echocardiographic results of mitral valve repair with chordal replacement. METHODS: Sixty-nine patients (mean age 61 +/- 14 years) underwent mitral valve repair with chordal replacement. The etiology was degenerative in 53 (77 %), rheumatic in 7 (10 %), ischemic in 6 ...
Nurozler Feza - - 2007
BACKGROUND: We aimed to analyze whether association of edge to edge repair to De Vega annuloplasty would result in better results in patients with severe TR. METHODS: Fifty seven patients with TR>/=3 were randomized to undergo modified De Vega alone (group D, 28 patients) or associated with edge to edge ...
Sudarshan G, Vamsy Mohana, ...
During a mitral valve replacement surgery in a girl of 22 years of age, it was accidentally discovered that the valve was destroyed due to a tumor and the histopathology and immunohistochemistry findings have proved it to be undifferentiated sarcoma. She was advised by the surgeon to go for chemotherapy. ...
Meurin Philippe - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The incidence of thromboembolic events (TE) in the early period following mitral valve repair (MV repair) is poorly documented. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate it, and to determine predictive factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this prospective multicenter non-randomized study, 350 consecutive patients were ...
Du Toit R - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the significance of involvement of subvalvular apparatus in the outcome of percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy (PMBV) in patients with mitral stenosis (MS) and to determine the predictive value of chordal length compared with current echocardiographic scores. METHODS: Patients with significant MS were selected according to the Massachusetts ...
Zhao Liping - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the comparative improvement in health status after primary mitral valve repair versus replacement in patients with mitral valve regurgitation in a longitudinal setting. METHODS: We prospectively followed 267 patients with mitral valve regurgitation who underwent primary mitral valve repair (n = 163) and replacement (n ...
Fennessy Fiona M - - 2007
PURPOSE: To prospectively assess patient response (after 12 months) to magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery in treatment of uterine leiomyomas by using two treatment protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective clinical trial was approved by institutional review boards and was HIPAA compliant. After giving informed consent, patients with ...
Kim Jin-Bae - - 2007
Symptomatic mitral stenosis (MS) develops in 7% to 21% of patients after percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy (PMV). Treatment options for these patients are surgical mitral valve replacement (MVR) or repeated PMV. However, no comparisons were made between these 2 procedures regarding long-term outcome. This retrospective study compares the long-term outcome ...
Bennetts Jayme S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Linear and endoventricular techniques of left ventricular (LV) reconstruction often utilise prosthetic material for epicardial reinforcement or endocardial patch. We report a technique of LV aneurysm repair using absorbable suture without prosthetic material. METHODS: Between November 1999 and August 2004, 55 patients underwent linear LV reconstruction, for ischaemic cardiomyopathy, ...
Tang Yun-Man - - 2007
A series of Chinese prepubertal patients with congenital chordee without hypospadias is presented and the clinical data described. From July 1999 to September 2006, 79 boys with congenital chordee without hypospadias were treated in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, China. The ages ranged from ...
Shapira Yaron - - 2007
BACKGROUND: [corrected] The use of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram in patients with infective endocarditis is usually reserved for cases of inadequate preoperative testing or suspected extension to perivalvular tissue. OBJECTIVES: To explore the impact of routine intraoperative TEE in patients with infective endocarditis. METHODS: The impact of intraoperative TEE on the ...
Al-Sayyad Ahmed - - 2007
Treatment of patients with failed hypospadias repairs can be challenging. Our study aimed to determine the best type of redo repair depending on the location and size of the urethral meatus, the status of the urethral plate and genital skin, the severity of residual chordee and the amount of scar ...
Heikkinen Jouni - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation score (EuroSCORE) has been shown to be a valid tool for predicting immediate and late outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery. As evidence also suggests its value in heart valve surgery, this issue was investigated in ...
Snodgrass Warren - - 2007
PURPOSE: We report outcomes from tubularized incised plate repair of mid shaft and proximal hypospadias by a single surgeon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chart review of all patients undergoing mid shaft and proximal hypospadias was performed. Those with tubularized incised plate were divided into 2 groups for mid shaft and proximal ...
Warren Daniel J - - 2007
X-linked cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy is an aggressive, rapidly progressive disorder resulting in considerable morbidity and, left untreated, mortality. Patients typically present before the age of 10 years with progressive symptomatology including ataxia, spasticity, and focal neurological deficits. Current therapeutic options are limited, the treatment of choice being haemopoietic stem cell transplantation ...
Fawzy Mohamed E - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To assess the long-term results (up to 16.5 years) of mitral balloon valvuloplasty (MBV) and to identify predictors of restenosis and event-free survival. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report the immediate and long-term clinical and echocardiographic results in 518 patients, mean age 31 +/- 11 years, who underwent successful MBV ...
Fawzy Mohamed Eid - - 2007
Percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy (PMBV) was introduced in 1984 by Inoue who developed the procedure as a logical extension of surgical closed commissurotomy. Since then, PMBV has emerged as the treatment of choice for severe pliable rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS). With increasing experience and better selection of patient, the immediate ...
Feringa Harm H H - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Several observational studies have suggested a superior survival after mitral valve repair compared with replacement in patients undergoing surgery for infective endocarditis. The objective of this study was to systematically review the rate of morbidity and mortality associated with mitral valve repair or replacement in infective endocarditis. METHODS: A ...
de Kerchove Laurent - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate timing for surgery and management of complex valve lesions in patients with active mitral valve (MV) endocarditis. Results are based on 13 years of experience with MV repair in active endocarditis. METHOD: Between 1993 and 2005, 81 patients were operated for active MV endocarditis, of which 63 ...
Alkhalifa, MS; Faculty of ...
Background: Balloon valvuloplasty for stenosed mitral and pulmonary valves has been practiced with good results for the last two years in Ahmed Gasim Cardiac Centre, Khartoum Sudan. Objectives: The aim of this study is to audit percutaneous trans-mitral balloon commissurotomy [PTMC] in our current set up. Methods: One hundred and ...
Sudarshan G
During a mitral valve replacement surgery in a girl of 22 years of age, it was accidentally discovered that the valve was destroyed due to a tumor and the histopathology and immunohistochemistry findings have proved it to be undifferentiated sarcoma. She was advised by the surgeon to go for chemotherapy. ...
Awad Mohamed
<b>Background</b> <b> and Aim:</b> Numerous ingenious methods have been introduced to repair hypospadias with variable results. We tried to evaluate the two techniques, tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIP) and anterior urethral advancement (AUA) for repair of distal hypospadias and choose the best method to treat the distal type of penile ...
Saxena Pankaj
<b>Background:</b> This study evaluates changes in pulmonary functions before and after mitral valve replacement (MVR). <b> Materials and Methods:</b> Twenty-five patients with rheumatic mitral lesions who had undergone MVR were divided into three groups, based on New York Heart Association (NYHA) class. They were evaluated for changes in pulmonary functions, ...
Fawzy Mohamed Eid - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The effect of mitral valve morphology (MVM) on the long-term results of mitral balloon valvuloplasty (MBV) is not well established. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of MVM on long-term outcome of MBV. METHODS: Five hundred and eighteen consecutive patients (mean age, 31+/-11 years) who ...
Lee Hsiang-Chun - - 2007
We report a case of a 51-year-old diabetic male who presented with a complaint of intermittent chills and fever that he had experienced for 10 days. No obvious respiratory tract, genitourinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, or skin lesions were observed. Blood culture data were positive for group B beta-streptococcus. Transthoracic and ...
Kim Mi-Jeong - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Mild commissural mitral regurgitation (MR) is associated with significantly higher restenosis-free survival after percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV), which suggests that different mechanisms of significant MR after PMV may have different clinical courses. We therefore analyzed long-term prognostic factors of significant MR after PMV. METHODS AND RESULTS: Echocardiographic and clinical ...
Chowdhury Ujjwal K - - 2006
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to prospectively investigate the effects of total or partial chordal-sparing and chordal-nonsparing mitral valve replacement (MVR) procedures on regional and global ventricular function in a rheumatic population using sequential multiple-gated acquisition scan. METHODS: One hundred five consecutive patients undergoing different techniques of chordal preservation procedures ...
Sakuma Masahito - - 2006
There have been no reports on acute pulmonary embolism (APE) after earthquakes. Our aim was to clarify the actual the occurrence of APE following the 2004 Mid Niigata Prefecture earthquake in Japan, and to assess the risk factors for APE after the event. We sent questionnaires to 122 hospitals in ...
Singh Steve K - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Organic tricuspid valve (TV) disease is uncommon. Few studies have compared TV repair with replacement in these patients. The current study compared midterm outcomes of TV repair versus replacement in a large group of patients with organic tricuspid disease. METHODS: Two-hundred and fifty patients underwent surgery for organic TV ...
Bitar Zouheir Ibrahim - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) has been described as a common diagnosis and has been reported in 50% of patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of MVP -- as diagnosed by 2D-echocardiography criteria -- in spontaneous pneumothorax. METHOD: A case-control ...
Ramondo Angelo - - 2006
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of age on immediate- and long-term outcomes of percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMV). PMV is the first-line treatment for patients with symptomatic mitral stenosis. However, long-term results in large series of patients from Europe and the United States have been ...
Chan Daniel T L - - 2006
The mid-term results of mitral valve repair with the Carpentier-Edwards Physio annuloplasty ring were assessed in 97 consecutive patients in a single tertiary-referral cardiothoracic surgical center. The mean follow-up time was 3.9 years (range, 1 month to 8.9 years). Most patients were in functional class II and III before the ...
Filsoufi Farzan - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Moderate-to-severe functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) should be corrected in patients undergoing surgery for left-sided valvular diseases, to improve long-term outcomes. Several techniques of surgical repair (suture annuloplasty or prosthetic annuloplasty) to correct this condition have been described. Multiple clinical studies have shown the superiority of prosthetic remodeling annuloplasty over ...
Dietrich M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve surgery in the presence of extensive calcification of the mitral annulus is a technical challenge and increases perioperative risk. This study reviews our experience with decalcification of the mitral annulus in patients undergoing mitral valve reconstruction or replacement. METHODS: From 1995 to 2003, 81 patients (mean age ...
Asopa Sanjay - - 2006
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether oral anticoagulants are necessary after mitral valve repair. The reported search found 127 papers of which 12 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, journal, date and ...
Yilmaz Remzi - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The myocardial performance index (MPI) enables noninvasive estimation of combined systolic and diastolic function. The only diastolic function parameter used in the index is the isovolumic relaxation time (IRT). We assessed the impact of shortened IRT in restrictive filling pattern on MPI. METHODS: The MPI was defined as the ...
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