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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 ...
Nixdorff Uwe - - 2007
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mitral regurgitation (MR) following myocardial infarction (MI) may be a (sub)acute complication which independently predicts reduced survival. We sought to evaluate the chronic development of MR as potential consequence of left-ventricular (LV) remodelling, the latter being a long-term process. METHODS AND RESULTS: Retrospectively, 103 post-MI patients were included according ...
Chiappini Bruno - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: A variety of reliable techniques are now available for chordal disease management and repair of the anterior mitral valve leaflet prolapse. The study aim was to review the authors' experience with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), using a standardized technique for length adjustment, and to analyze the ...
Barbieri Andrea - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To investigate incidence and predictors of clinically relevant QRS widening (predefined as > or = 10% with respect to baseline) in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) and particularly the prognostic role of functional mitral regurgitation (MR). Although QRS widening in left ventricular systolic dysfunction carries relevant prognostic and therapeutic implications, ...
Rajbhandari Rajib - - 2006
Two hundred patients underwent Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) from January 2003 to July 2004. Seventy four percent of the patients were female. Age ranged from 10 years old to 61 years and mean age was 29 years. Twenty three percent of the patients were under 21 years of age. ...
Herrington Heather C - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Laryngotracheal stenosis is a complex problem resulting most often from intubation, trauma,or autoimmune disease. Management options include dilation or airway reconstruction including laryngotracheoplasty (LTP), cricotracheal resection (CTR), and tracheal resection (TR). We describe our experience with management of this difficult problem. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of patients treated ...
Honjo Osami - - 2006
We analyzed the midterm results of children undergoing mitral valve repair without the use of prosthetic materials focusing on mitral annulus growth. From 1991 to 2004, 17 children (median age: 11 months) underwent mitral valve repair (grade III=9, IV=8). Regurgitation was due to prolapsed leaflet in 8 patients, annular dilatation ...
Kwon Dong-A - - 2006
This study was performed to identify echocardiographic parameters related to postoperative clinical outcome in patients who undergo surgery for severe tricuspid regurgitation after mitral valve surgery. Eighteen patients (2 men, 16 women; mean age 58 years) were prospectively enrolled. Echocardiographic examinations were performed before and 15 +/- 7 months after ...
Tang Gilbert H L - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term results of tricuspid valve (TV) repair with or without an annuloplasty ring. METHODS AND RESULTS: 702 patients underwent TV repair at our institution (1978 to 2003), of which 493 had, predominantly, a De Vega procedure (no ring) and 209 ...
Snodgrass Warren T - - 2006
PURPOSE: Hypospadias concealed by an intact prepuce is a concern to practitioners performing newborn circumcision, especially given reports that foreskin removal may complicate urethroplasty. However, distal hypospadias repair today less often relies on skin flaps, and some patients may have circumcision interrupted for suspected urethral anomalies when none is present. ...
Brinster Derek R - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The edge-to-edge technique (E2E) has been advocated for the complex repair of myxomatous mitral valves. We compared outcomes of E2E performed in patients at risk for systolic anterior motion (SAM) versus outcomes in patients with residual mitral regurgitation (MR) after repair completion. METHODS: A total of 1,612 patients had ...
Rosenhek Raphael - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The management of asymptomatic severe mitral regurgitation remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of a watchful waiting strategy in which patients are referred to surgery when symptoms occur or when asymptomatic patients develop left ventricular (LV) enlargement, LV dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, or recurrent ...
Aybek Tayfun - - 2006
BACKGROUND: This study reports of our 7-year experience with minimally invasive mitral valve operations using the transthoracic clamp technique, reviewing morbidity and mortality as well as echocardiographic follow-up results. METHODS: Between 1997 and 2004, 241 patients (121 male; aged 56 +/- 14 years) underwent minimally invasive mitral valve surgery through ...
Kothari S S - - 2006
There is a concern that percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) performed during acute rheumatic fever (ARF) may result in adverse outcomes. We performed a retrospective study at a tertiary care center. Ten patients (ages 8-12 years) with severe symptomatic mitral stenosis and ARF who underwent PTMC (ARF group) were compared ...
Kumar Arkalgud Sampath - - 2006
Between January 1988 and December 2003, 898 patients with rheumatic heart disease (mean age 22.4+/-10.1 years) underwent mitral valve (MV) repair. Five hundred and sixty-five patients (63%) had pre-operative atrial fibrillation. Six hundred and ten (68%) patients were in NYHA class III or IV. Four hundred and twelve (45.9%) had ...
Calafiore Antonio M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The concept of overreduction of the posterior annulus was applied in surgical treatment of degenerative mitral valve disease. METHODS: From April 1993 to November 2004, 141 patients underwent overreduction of the posterior annulus of the mitral valve in mitral valve repair for degenerative disease. Mean scallop involvement per patient ...
Aguiar Ribeiro Gustavo C - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Optimal treatment strategies for some patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy can be unclear. We compared the outcome for patients treated with revascularization only or with additional ventricular reconstruction. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared 74 consecutive patients with an ejection fraction <35% and a left end-systolic volume index >80 mL/m(2). All ...
Hou Xiao-Tong - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the optimal time and procedure of surgical treatment of traumatic tricuspid insufficiency. METHODS: From May 1984 to September 2004, eight patients underwent operation for traumatic tricuspid valve insufficiency. All patients, male, aged from 7 to 67 years median: 38 years, mean: (38.5 +/- 18.1) years. The intervals ...
Holmdahl Gundela - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Hypospadias repair with tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIP) produces good cosmesis, but is reported to result in a change in urinary stream postoperatively, with an obstructive pattern. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine whether early uroflowmetry is a good method for diagnosing neourethral stricture. PATIENTS AND ...
Caséca Michele B - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To assess pulmonary function in children and adolescents subjected to correction of rheumatic valve disease in order to quantify changes caused by factors inherent to surgery and rheumatic heart disease. METHODS: This was a longitudinal and quantitative intervention study, undertaken at a children's hospital that is a center of ...
Liu Guochang - - 2006
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between the short- and long-term results of hypospadias repair and identify the factors that could affect the long-term results of hypospadias repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1982 and 1988, 142 patients were operated for hypospadias and completed their treatment ...
Yamaguchi Hiroichiro - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The goal of the present study was to investigate the feasibility of mitral valvle repair in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-one patients who had undergone mitral valve surgery for IE were reviewed. Valve repair was performed in 8 patients with active and in 6 patients ...
Brown John W - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary autograft mitral valve replacement (PA-MVR) was introduced clinically by Ross in 1967, but has been rarely utilized in North America and Europe. The aim of this study is to review our early experience with PA-MVR. METHODS: Since June 2002, 8 patients (7 female and 1 male) between 12 ...
Chowdhury Ujjwal K - - 2006
This study was designed to compare the outcomes after total versus partial pericardiectomy clinically, echocardiographically, and hemodynamically. Three hundred ninety-five patients undergoing pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis between January 1985 and December 2004 were studied. Age was 10 months to 71 years (mean, 25.1 +/- 13.4 years). Three hundred thirty-eight patients ...
Sakamoto Yoshimasa - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Prosthetic annuloplasty rings play an important role in mitral valve repair. This clinical study was undertaken to evaluate the midterm results obtained with the Carpentier-Edwards rigid ring. METHODS: Between October 1991 and March 2005, 112 patients (mean age 53.0 years) underwent mitral valve repair with a Carpentier-Edwards rigid ring ...
Serri K - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation is associated with poor long-term survival. Despite the increasing popularity of valve repair, its durability and long-term outcome for ischemic mitral regurgitation have recently been questioned. METHODS: Seventy-eight patients underwent repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation between 1996 and 2002 at our institution. Of these patients, ...
Feringa Harm H H - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after mitral valve surgery for acute and healed infective endocarditis. METHODS: Of 37 consecutive patients presenting with native mitral valve endocarditis, mitral valve repair (MVRep) was feasible in 34 (92%) patients. In 17 (50%) patients, surgery was indicated during antibiotic therapy ...
Adayener Cuneyt - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: We reviewed our 9-year experience on 97 men with distal hypospadias who had undergone hypospadias surgeries. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients were divided into two groups: group 1 included 17 men who had one or more unsuccessful surgeries in their childhood, and group 2 included 80 men with no previous ...
Rex S - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with changes of intra- and extravascular volume status often resulting in cardiopulmonary dysfunction. The purpose of this prospective double-blind study was to evaluate the influence of different priming solutions of the extracorporeal circuit on intra- and extravascular volume status and haemodynamics in patients ...
Torracca Lucia - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience with minimally invasive mitral valve repair. METHODS: From 1999 to 2003,104 patients underwent mitral valve repair through a right anterolateral minithoracotomy. Most of them were in New York Heart Association functional class I-Il, had normal ejection fraction and were in sinus rhythm. Eighty-five patients suffered ...
Zhou Li - - 2006
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new technique to repair penile torsion in children. METHODS: Eighteen boys with penile torsion were evaluated in our department from 1989 to 2003. Eleven had associated hypospadias, 4 had chordee without hypospadias, and 3 had torsion only. ...
Silberman Shuli - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Ischemic mitral regurgitation is associated with reduced survival after coronary artery bypass surgery. OBJECTIVES: To compare long-term survival among patients undergoing coronary surgery for reduced left ventricular function and severe ischemic MR in whom the valve was repaired, replaced, or no intervention was performed. METHODS: Eighty patients with severe ...
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