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York S L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The aims were to determine (i) whether single frequency bioimpedance analysis (SFBIA) is as accurate as bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) in measurement of extracellular fluid and (ii) whether change in extracellular fluid was specific to only the limb directly affected by surgery. METHODS: Arms of the control (n = 28) ...
Stout Gergich Nicole L - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The incidence of breast cancer (BC)-related lymphedema (LE) ranges from 7% to 47%. Successful management of LE relies on early diagnosis using sensitive measurement techniques. In the current study, the authors demonstrated the effectiveness of a surveillance program that included preoperative limb volume measurement and interval postoperative follow-up to ...
Aksnes L H - - 2008
We evaluated the long-term functional outcome in 118 patients treated for osteosarcoma or Ewing's sarcoma in the extremities a minimum of five years after treatment. We also examined if impaired function influenced their quality of life and ability to work. The function was evaluated according to the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society ...
Bargellini Irene - - 2008
The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate technical and clinical results of infrainguinal subintimal angioplasty in a series of diabetic patients with limb-threatening ischemia. From July 2003 to December 2007, 60 consecutive diabetic patients (M/F = 41/19; mean age, 69.4 +/- 9.4 years) with Fontaine stage IV critical ...
Allegra Claudio - - 2008
Peripheral arterial obstructive disease (PAOD) of the lower limbs affects 5% of the adult population. Uncontrolled arteriopathy is established due to a microcirculatory deficit, which may be present despite a good Winsor index and which leads to exhaustion of the functional microcirculatory reserve. The target of this study was to ...
Aydin Unal - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y (R-Y) hepaticojejunostomy is usually accepted as the standard method of choice for biliary reconstruction in pediatric cases though the potential risks for gastrointestinal complications are higher. In this study, we examined gastrointestinal complications in pediatric patients by comparing two different strategies of R-Y reconstruction with respect to the ...
Zgonis Thomas - - 2008
Charcot neuroarthropathy, a chronic progressive destruction of joint integrity, is believed to result from a disturbance in pain and proprioceptive sensation. It is most commonly treated in patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and dense peripheral neuropathy. Prevention, early diagnosis, and early treatment are key to a patient's successful outcome. Educating ...
Pittaluga Paul - - 2008
Radiofrequency and laser vein treatment, which entail preservation of the saphenous confluence, have called into question the dogma of ligation of all tributaries at the sapheno-femoral confluence (SFC), so called "crossectomy". Nevertheless, crossectomy is still done when saphenous vein stripping is chosen for varicose vein treatment. The purpose of this ...
Romiti Marcello - - 2008
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty has been used with increasing frequency in the treatment of infrainguinal arterial occlusive disease. This meta-analysis aimed to assess the middle-term outcomes after crural angioplasty in patients with chronic critical limb ischemia and compare results with a meta-analysis of popliteal-to-distal vein bypass graft. Data were retrieved from ...
Ballotta Enzo - - 2008
Though the peroneal artery (PA) often remains patent despite disease or occlusion of other infrapopliteal arteries, there is skepticism about using the terminal PA as the outflow tract in distal revascularizations for limb salvage, especially when a patent inframalleolar artery is available. We analyzed our experience of using the distal ...
Sawamura Chigusa - - 2008
Rotationplasty is one treatment option for femoral bone sarcomas in skeletally immature patients. This procedure enables patients to avoid phantom pain, limb length discrepancy, or loosening of an endoprosthesis, and good functional outcome has been reported. However, rotationplasty is only rarely indicated and the surgical complications or risk factors for ...
Kechagias Aristotelis - - 2008
The aim of the present study was to validate the Finnvasc score for prediction of immediate outcome after infrainguinal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for critical lower limb ischemia (CLI). Our registry included prospective data on 512 patients who underwent isolated infrainguinal PTA revascularization procedures for CLI. The Finnvasc score herein ...
Wallen Margaret - - 2008
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility of family-focused, modified constraint-induced therapy with children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy and test study procedures in preparation for a randomized controlled trail. DESIGN: Prospective pre-post feasibility study. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Ten children (median age: 3 years 6 months) were assessed at baseline, at completion of ...
Lichtenfels Eduardo - - 2008
The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of emergent surgery caused by acute complications versus elective surgery of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) and to evaluate the advantages of elective repair related to limb salvage and bypass patency rates. Fifty PAAs were operated on in 40 patients from ...
Filip John R - - 2008
This study reassessed the clinical effect of Circulator Boot (CB) therapy in patients with cholesterol embolization syndrome (CES) of the lower extremities. The medical records were reviewed of 27 patients consecutively referred to the Bryn Mawr Wound Care and Vascular Center with CES who had not responded to previous therapies. ...
Hong Joo-Chul - - 2008
The purpose of the present study is to assess the long-term results of microsurgical dorsal root entry zonotomy (MDT) for the treatment of medically intractable upper-extremity spasticity. The records of nine adult patients who underwent MDT by one operating neurosurgeon from March 1999 to June 2004 were retrospectively reviewed by ...
Heim Dominik - - 2008
Neovascularization at the saphenofemoral junction is one of the principal causes of recurrent varicose veins after great saphenous vein surgery. Because angiogenic stimulation from the exposed endothelium of the great saphenous vein stump is considered an important trigger for this process, we hypothesized that complete resection of the stump with ...
Engelhardt M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) up to 24 months after successful infrageniculate bypass surgery for limb-threatening ischaemia. METHODS: 89 patients with infrageniculate bypass surgery for limb-salvage were studied. HRQoL was assessed using the Short Form (SF)-36v1 questionnaire before, 6, 12, and 24 months after revascularisation. RESULTS: 47 ...
Taylor Spence M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to reconsider current recommended treatment guidelines for vasculogenic claudication by examining the contemporary results of surgical intervention. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective review of 1,000 consecutive limbs in 669 patients treated for medically refractory vasculogenic claudication and prospectively followed. Outcomes measured included ...
Kavros Steven J - - 2008
Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) is an effective method of leg inflow enhancement and amelioration of claudication in patients with peripheral arterial disease. This study evaluated the clinical efficacy of IPC in patients with chronic critical limb ischemia, tissue loss, and nonhealing wounds of the foot after limited foot surgery (toe ...
Jones Richard N - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The main purpose of the authors' research was to compare the 3- and 5-year mortality rates of diabetic patients who have undergone a lower-extremity amputation, evaluating the proximity of the amputation in 3 groups (toe and foot amputation, BKA, and AKA), the timing of the amputation (within or after ...
Mac Neill Heather L - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To examine long-term outcomes and survival of patients after bilateral transtibial amputation (BTTA). DESIGN: A retrospective chart review and a cross-sectional interview was conducted at Amputee Rehabilitation Service, West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Canada, with consecutive diabetic or vascular BTTA patients (n = 82) admitted for rehabilitation from 1998 ...
Suding Paul N - - 2008
Progression of peripheral vascular disease may lead to major amputations. We sought to understand whether more frequent endovascular angioplasty and stenting in patients with limb-threatening ischemia would affect the number of major amputations. We retrospectively reviewed the effects of implementing more frequent endovascular intervention for the 4 years 2003-2006 at ...
Marija Ipavec; Laboratory of ...
A case of the rehabilitation of a trans-femoral amputee is described. Twenty-nine years ago the patient experienced substantial pain connected to the osteosarcoma tumor at the inner part of the left knee. The trans-femoral amputation of the left leg was performed following by chemotherapy for a year and a half ...
Grant A J - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Critical lower limb ischaemia has an annual incidence of 500-1000 per million and around a quarter will undergo a major lower limb amputation. Post operative pain and phantom pain are recognised complications. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the role of postoperative intraneural infusion of local ...
Belcaro Gianni - - 2008
Lymphedema is mainly characterized by swelling, fibrosis, and non-pitting edema. The aim of this study was evaluation of the long-term (10 years) effects of autologous lymphatic tissue implant in lymphedema. Lymphatic tissue from 9 patients (harvested form the same patient in areas not affected by lymphedema) was reimplanted into the ...
Antoci Valentin - - 2008
This study evaluated 116 lower limb lengthenings in 88 consecutive patients (mean age, 13.5 years) treated for congenital (31 patients [46 lengthened segments]) and acquired (57 patients [70 lengthened segments]) limb-length discrepancy. Mean follow-up was 3.8 years. Mean lengthening index was 34+/-16 days/cm in the congenital group and 32+/-9 days/cm ...
Van Tongeren R B - - 2008
AIM: Recent evidence indicates that bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMC) promote collateral vessel formation in patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD). However, aspects concerning optimal administration mode, durability and long-term safety require consideration. Combined intra-arterial (IA) plus intramuscular (IM) BMC delivery may be more effective than exclusive intramuscular injections. ...
Uba Francis
<b>Background:</b> The aim of this study was to describe the outcome and determine the prognostic factors of outcome of childhood rhabdomyosarcoma in a tertiary hospital in a developing country. <b> Patients and Methods:</b> This was a retrospective review of the clinical presentation, investigation, intervention, and treatment outcomes of children with ...
Yildirim Serkan - - 2008
Pediatric microsurgery procedures possess various difficulties when compared with adults. However, both free tissue transfers and replantation of the amputated parts show remarkable success rates in children. The concerns of survival of the flaps and the amputated parts have shifted to the function of these in the adulthood. Several key ...
Wester T - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Treatment with autologous, bone marrow mononuclear stem cells has shown effects in patients with chronic limb ischaemia in one randomized clinical study. The aim of the study was to test the potential effect of stem cell treatment in a strict defined group of patients with stable critical ...
Jepsen Jorgen R - - 2008
In a previous study of computer operators we have demonstrated the relation of upper limb pain to individual and patterns of neurological findings (reduced function of muscles, sensory deviations from normal and mechanical allodynia of nerve trunks). The identified patterns were in accordance with neural afflictions at three specific locations ...
Motta Francesco - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The literature shows that intrathecal baclofen (ITB) treatment in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) is able to reduce spasticity. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the motor function of the upper limbs in patients with CP treated with ITB. METHODS: A consecutive series of 20 patients with ...
Kechagias Aristotelis - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Long-term outcome after endarterectomy of the femoral bifurcation has not been widely investigated, and the aim of this study was to assess its late results from a community-wide perspective. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 1983 and 2006 111 isolated endarterectomies of the common femoral artery and/or the proximal part of ...
Uba Francis A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the outcome and determine the prognostic factors of outcome of childhood rhabdomyosarcoma in a tertiary hospital in a developing country. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review of the clinical presentation, investigation, intervention, and treatment outcomes of children with rhabdomyosarcoma ...
Gourgiotis Stavros - - 2008
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is a rare but potentially limb threatening peripheral vascular disease occurring predominantly in young adults. This study is a retrospective review of 49 limbs in 38 patients with PAES treated surgically over an 8-year period. From 1995 to 2002, 38 patients with a mean age ...
Wolf Steven L - - 2008
The aim of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is to promote use of a limb that is functionally impaired after a stroke. In one form of CIMT to treat upper limb impairment, use of the less severely affected arm is restricted for many hours each weekday over 2 consecutive weeks. The ...
Sajedi Firoozeh - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of adding homeopathic treatment to routine rehabilitation techniques on muscle tone of children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: This study was a double-blind clinical trial. Twenty-four subjects were recruited from a developmental disorders clinic in Tehran in 2004. Subjects were divided into case and ...
Yamamoto Ritsu - - 2007
Complex decongestive physiotherapy (CDP) consists of a two-phase treatment program and is the international standard therapy for lymphedema. However, this therapy is not performed at most hospitals in Japan. The subjects of the present study were 82 Japanese women with lymphedema of an extremity (median age, 64 years; range, 40-86 ...
Brosi Philippe - - 2007
Advanced age is considered a relative contraindication for surgical revascularization in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Our aim was to analyze the usefulness of endovascular and surgical revascularization in patients older than 80 years with chronic critical leg ischemia (CLI). Our hypothesis was that the clinical benefit of lower ...
Das Tony - - 2007
PURPOSE: To report the 6-month outcomes from a prospective multicenter study investigating the use of cryoplasty (cold balloon angioplasty) to treat below-knee occlusive disease in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Between August 2004 and October 2005, 108 patients (77 men; mean age 73+/-12 years, range 41-101) with CLI ...
Bakken Andrew M - - 2007
Although aggressive endoluminal therapy for superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease is commonplace, the implications of diabetes mellitus (DM) on long-term outcomes in this population are unclear. We examined the consequences of endovascular treatment of the SFA in patients with and without DM. A database of patients undergoing endovascular treatment ...
Tartari S - - 2007
Our aim was to appraise the feasibility and outcomes of subintimal angioplasty (SA) for the percutaneous revascularization of infrainguinal arterial occlusions in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). We retrospectively assessed 117 SA procedures in 109 limbs with complete infrainguinal occlusions from 105 patients with CLI. Among these, the superficial ...
Dosluoglu Hasan H - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the outcome of patients presenting with heel ulcers or gangrene (HEEL group) with those having lesions in other parts of the foot (non-HEEL group). METHODS: Treatment and outcomes of all HEEL and non-HEEL patients between June 2001 and October 2006 were ...
Fernández-Montequín José I - - 2007
To investigate the efficacy and safety of recombinant human epidermal growth factor (rhEGF) in advanced diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) A double-blind trial was carried out to test two rhEGF dose levels in type 1 or 2 diabetes patients with Wagner's grade 3 or 4 ulcers, with high risk of amputation. ...
Lavery Lawrence A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To separately evaluate peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) and foot ulcer and amputation history in a diabetic foot risk classification to predict foot complications. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We evaluated 1,666 diabetic patients for 27.2 +/- 4.2 months. Patients underwent a detailed foot assessment and were followed at regular ...
Sadat U - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To compare wound infection, revision rates and hospital stay after major lower limb amputation between patients receiving 24 hours versus 5 days of prophylactic antibiotics. METHODS: The outcomes of a consecutive series of 40 major lower limb amputations in patients receiving a short 24-hour course of combined prophylactic antibiotics ...
Savolainen H - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Surgical profundaplasty (SP)is used mainly as an adjunct to endovascular management of peripheral vascular disease (PAD) today. Results from earlier series of profundaplasty alone have been controversial, especially regarding its hemodynamic effect. The question is: Can profundaplasty alone still be useful? Our aim was to evaluate its role in ...
Christenson Jan T - - 2007
Intraaortic balloon counterpulsation is an established and efficient therapy. Limb ischemia is the most common complication. The impact of treatment duration on balloon-related complications was analyzed retrospectively in 135 patients who underwent balloon counterpulsation between 1998 and 2004. Thirty high-risk coronary patients required preoperative intraaortic balloon therapy, 41 were in ...
Rowe Vincent L - - 2007
The impact of racial background on the outcome of lower extremity revascularization is unknown because a majority of studies have a preponderance of white patients. The charts of patients between 1988 and 2004 requiring infrapopliteal lower extremity revascularization were reviewed. Life-table analyses, the Cox proportional hazards model, and log-rank test ...
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