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Ormiston John - - 2013
This first-in-human multicenter study sought to examine prospectively the safety and efficacy of a new, cobalt chromium thin-strut, coronary absorbable polymer-coated, sirolimus-eluting stent. Bioabsorbable polymers on drug-eluting stents may lower the long-term risks of inflammation, delayed healing, and adverse events. We enrolled patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease with stable ...
Sapp John L - - 2013
Ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is sometimes unsuccessful when ablation lesions are of insufficient depth to reach arrhythmogenic substrate. We report the initial experience utilizing a catheter with an extendable/retractable irrigated needle at the tip capable of intramyocardial mapping and ablation. Sequential consenting patients with recurrent VT underwent ablation using ...
Ruiz-Moreno Jose M - - 2013
To report the visual outcome after 4-year follow-up in a series of highly myopic eyes with choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) treated with antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs. A retrospective, non-randomised, multicentre, consecutive, interventional case series study was performed. 92 highly myopic eyes with subfoveal CNV were treated with intravitreal injection ...
Elbendary M - - 2013
Background:Ketoconazole has the ability to lower serum testosterone to castrate level within 48 h. As the prostate is an androgen-dependent organ, we investigated the effect of the use of tamsulosin in combination with ketoconazole in cases of acute urinary retention (AUR) due to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO).Methods:We recruited patients with AUR ...
Kennedy Ross - - 2013
BACKGROUND:End-tidal concentrations (CET) have been used to guide delivery of inhaled anesthetic drugs for many years. Effect-site concentrations (Ceff) are a frequently used guide to therapy with IV drugs and should also be of benefit with inhaled drugs, especially during periods of rapid change. For Ceff to be useful, the ...
Wu Shao-Hui - - 2013
The benefits and risks of additional complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) remain unclear. Trials were identified in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Database, reviews, and reference lists of relevant papers. The primary end point was the recurrence of atrial arrhythmias after ...
Sieira Juan - - 2013
Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation by means of cryoballoon (CB) technology is an effective treatment for symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) refractory to antiarrhythmic drug therapy. The CB requires a 15F transseptal sheath that may lead to the creation of a iatrogenic atrial septal defect (IASD). Individuals having undergone PV isolation ...
Mitra Sukanya - - 2013
To compare anxiolysis produced by intranasal clonidine with intranasal midazolam as premedication in children undergoing surgery. Double-blind randomized controlled study. Tertiary-care hospital, July 2009 to June 2010. 60 American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II surgical patients 1-10y old. The participants were randomly allocated to two groups to receive either ...
Gori Tommaso - - 2013
Aims: The safety of BVS implantation in patients with a high risk for early thrombotic complications has not been studied. We report on the outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) treated with bioresorbable, everolimus-eluting, vascular scaffolds (BVS). Methods and results: 150 consecutive patients with ACS (194 lesions) treated ...
Clever Yvonne P - - 2013
Different approaches of local intravascular drug delivery may influence endothelial and microvascular function. The aim of this trial was to study the influence of a Paclitaxel Coated Balloon in combination with a Bare Metal Stent (DCB+BMS) versus a Bare Metal Stent (BMS) or a Sirolimus-Eluting Stent (DES) on coronary restenosis ...
Saleh Solin - - 2013
Objective: We investigated patient socio-demographic, clinical and functional factors predicting cholinesterase inhibitor discontinuation by patients presenting to a memory clinic in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Methods: Data collection began in March 2004 at the Rural and Remote Memory Clinic where family physicians referred their non-institutionalized patients. Neurological and neuropsychological assessment, patient and ...
Xavier Scheuermeyer Frank - - 2013
ABSTRACTObjectives:Injection drug users (IDUs) often undergo procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) as part of emergency department (ED) treatment. We compared adverse events (AEs) using a variety of sedation regimens.Methods:This was a retrospective analysis of a PSA safety audit in two urban EDs. Consecutive self-reported IDUs were identified, and structured data ...
Chama Calvin M - - 2013
Magnesium sulphate is currently the most ideal drug for the treatment of eclampsia but its use in Nigeria is still limited due its cost and clinicians inexperience with the drug. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a shortened postpartum course of magnesium sulphate is as effective as ...
Kaul Upendra - - 2013
The paclitaxel-coated balloon catheter (DCB) based on the PACCOCATH(®) technology has yielded angiographic and clinical results superior to drug-eluting stents (DES) in situations like in-stent restenosis (ISR) and a trend towards superior results in small coronary vessels and side branches of coronary bifurcations. Using the DCB followed by cobalt-chromium stent ...
Mehta Ashwin B - - 2013
The e-BioMatrix is a post marketing multicenter registry with an objective to evaluate the 2 year clinical safety and efficacy outcomes in patients treated with BioMatrix™ - Biolimus A9™ (BA9™) drug eluting stents (DES). Drug-eluting stents still have late-stage disadvantages that might be attributable to the permanent polymer. BioMatrix a new generation ...
Aspinall Sherrie E - - 2013
Objectives: To describe changes in rosiglitazone prescribing following the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning of potentially increased risk of myocardial infarction and removal from the Department of Veterans Affairs National Formulary (VANF), assess patient-level factors associated with rosiglitazone discontinuation, and evaluate changes in glucose control. Study Design: Historical ...
Wild John M - - 2013
The antiepileptic drug vigabatrin has been used widely since 1989, but has only been approved for use in the US since 2009. The risk:benefit of vigabatrin is generally predicated upon an assumed frequency of associated visual field loss (VAVFL) of approximately 31 %. This estimate is based upon relatively short-term usage ...
Michallet Mauricette - - 2013
We prospectively evaluated in high risk myeloma patients the efficacy and toxicity of tandem autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) followed by reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) and allogeneic (allo)-HSCT with bortezomib and donor lymphocyte infusions (DLI) introduction after allo-HSCT (Group1). Results were compared to those after tandem auto-RIC-allo-HSCT without bortezomib ...
Radu Maria D - - 2013
Aims: Angiographic evidence of edge dissections has been associated with a risk of early stent thrombosis. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution technology detecting a greater number of edge dissections -particularly non-flow-limiting- compared to angiography. Their natural history and clinical implications remain unclear. The objectives of the present study ...
O'Sullivan Crochan J - - 2013
Aims: Early-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) overlap (OL) is associated with impaired long-term clinical outcomes whereas the impact of OL with newer-generation DES is unknown. Our aim was to assess the impact of OL on long-term clinical outcomes among patients treated with newer-generation DES. Methods and results: We analysed the three-year ...
Simsek A - - 2013
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is usually associated with cardiovascular disease and reduced endothelial function. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of tadalafil and statin on the endothelial function of cavernous and brachial arteries in healthy men and in patients with ED. The cases included in the ...
Reimer Lisa J LJ Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka and Madang, Papua New - - 2013
Global efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis are based on the annual mass administration of antifilarial drugs to reduce the microfilaria reservoir available to the mosquito vector. Insecticide-treated bed nets are being widely used in areas in which filariasis and malaria are coendemic. We studied five villages in which five annual ...
Roussy Jean-Pascal - - 2013
Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are the cornerstone of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pharmacotherapy and should be initiated promptly after RA diagnosis. We examined trends in use of traditional and biologic DMARDs, and non-DMARD treatments, among overall RA patients, and factors associated with DMARD initiation in the newly diagnosed RA. RA subjects ...
Scheller Christian - - 2013
Objective Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are major causes of postoperative morbidity and mortality in surgery. However, there is neither a standardized protocol for perioperative prevention of DVT or PE in neurosurgery nor a consensus concerning the management of postoperative DVT or PE after craniotomy in the ...
Capranzano Piera - - 2013
For decades, warfarin has remained the standard oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Three novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been recently approved for stroke prevention in non-valvular AF: dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban. Better pharmacological and clinical profiles make these newcomers a preferable alternative over warfarin. Current AF ...
de Waha Antoinette - - 2013
There is ongoing debate on the optimal drug-eluting stent (DES) in diabetic patients with coronary artery disease. Biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents (BP-DES) may potentially improve clinical outcomes in these high-risk patients. We sought to compare long-term outcomes in patients with diabetes treated with biodegradable polymer DES vs. durable polymer sirolimus-eluting ...
Habara Seiji S Department of Cardiology, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) for the treatment of the bare-metal stent restenosis (BMS-ISR) and drug-eluting stent restenosis (DES-ISR). This study was a prospective, multicenter, randomized (2:1) trial conducted in 208 patients with 213 in-stent restenosis lesions (BMS-ISR: 123 ...
Tiwari Akhilesh K - - 2013
Oral premedicant has better patient compliance since it avoids a potential needle prick, and hence can be considered closest to an ideal premedicant. This was a randomized prospective observational study on 120 patients after obtaining ethical committee approval and valid informed consent from patients to be part of the study. ...
Prajapati Hasmukh J - - 2013
This study was designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of the circumferential clip-based (StarClose) vascular closure device (VCD) in coagulopathic and cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after doxorubicin drug-eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization (DEB TACE). Consecutive cirrhotic patients with HCC, who underwent DEB TACE from November 2009 to February ...
Fiehn Christoph - - 2013
The objective of this study is to compare the radiological progression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosed in the 1980s with those of the late 1990s until 2005 and to evaluate prognostic factors. Ninety-two RA patients who were firstly seen in our clinic from 1997 to 2005 were identified. ...
Uchiyama Takashi - - 2013
Background: Although pulmonary vein (PV) antrum isolation is an established therapy for drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), long-term (>5 years) follow-up data are limited. This study investigated long-term clinical outcome of catheter ablation. Methods and Results: From September 2003 to August 2006, 161 patients (mean age, 60±9 years; 119 male) with symptomatic ...
López-Ferrer A - - 2013
Adalimumab approval by the European Medicines Agency on December 2007 as second-line therapy of moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis was based on scientific evidence from clinical trials, but patients in daily clinical practice are different and results may differ in different geographical settings. To analyse the efficacy, safety and ...
Elayi Claude S - - 2013
Pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) remains associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. We administered adenosine and isoproterenol (ISP) after PVAI to uncover non-PV atrial triggers and PV reconnection, potentially increasing ablation success rate. One hundred and ninety-two consecutive patients with symptomatic AF presenting for PVAI were prospectively studied (group 1). ...
Wang A - - 2013
To compare short-term outcome and frequency of adverse events for dogs with idiopathic immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia treated with glucocorticoids and mycophenolate mofetil vs alternate immunosuppressive protocols. A retrospective study of medical case records of dogs with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia was conducted. Data collected included signalment, clinicopathological data, medications administered, duration ...
Simpson E L EL School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. - - 2013
There are several additional techniques designed to enhance conventional percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA). This systematic review assessed current evidence on the clinical effectiveness of additional techniques for infrainguinal peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD). Relevant electronic databases, including MEDLINE, were searched in May 2011. The population comprised participants with symptomatic ...
Kim Joon Wan - - 2013
Tofacitinib, a novel Janus kinase inhibitor, may prevent structural damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this cohort study, we compared radiographic progression of hand joints between 21 RA patients who took tofacitinb for 18 months in a phase IIb and its extension study and 42 patients who took conventional disease ...
Kim Byeong-Keuk - - 2013
No randomized studies have been conducted to investigate serial changes in optical coherence tomography (OCT) analyses following implantation of biolimus-A9-eluting stents (BES) and sirolimus-eluting stents (SES). A total of 60 patients fulfilling the study criteria were randomly assigned into BES (n=30) and SES (n=30) implantation groups. Serial OCT evaluation at ...
Garcia David A - - 2013
Patients with atrial fibrillation who are vitamin K antagonist (VKA)-naive may have a higher risk of thrombosis and/or bleeding than VKA-experienced patients. Using data from ARISTOTLE, we assessed baseline characteristics and the treatment effect of apixaban versus warfarin in the VKA-naive and VKA-experienced cohorts. We compared rates of study drug ...
Mariappan Ramamani - - 2013
Clonidine, an α2 agonist, has been used in anesthesia for many years to provide sedation, anxiolysis, analgesia, controlled hypotension, and to provide opioid-sparing anesthesia. Recently, there has been a great interest in using the newer α2 agonist, dexmedetomidine, because of its more selectivity toward α2 adrenoreceptors. We compared the effects ...
Sharma Amit - - 2013
Abstract Objective: The objective of this analysis was to compare costs of paricalcitol or cinacalcet plus low dose vitamin D, and of phosphate binders, in patients in the IMPACT SHPT study; and to extrapolate those to estimate expected annual maintenance costs. Methods: IMPACT SHPT was a 28-week, randomized, open-label trial. ...
Baykan Ali - - 2013
Objectives: Our aim was to evaluate patients who were treated by percutaneous stent implantation. Methods: Patients with aortic coarctation (n = 35) who had been treated with 38 stents - 12 bare and 26 covered - were evaluated. The demographics and procedural and follow-up data were recorded from hospital registers ...
Pokushalov Evgeny - - 2013
The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare the efficacy and safety of catheter ablation (CA) versus surgical ablation (SA) in the treatment of paroxysmal and persistent AF after failed initial pulmonary vein isolation procedure. Patients with a history of symptomatic AF after a previous failed first ablation ...
De Luca G - - 2013
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) has improved survival as compared to thrombolysis. Concerns still remain regarding the risk of stent thrombosis in the setting of STEMI, especially after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to report on the timing of stent thrombosis (ST) with both ...
Efremidis Michael - - 2013
Accumulating data have shown that the autonomic nervous system is strongly implicated in the genesis of atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a single ablation procedure in patients with vagotonic, adrenergic and random type of paroxysmal AF. The clinical records of consecutive ...
Ryu J H - - 2013
/st>Catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) secondary to intraoperative catheterization of urinary bladder is one of the most distressing symptoms during recovery from anaesthesia. Butylscopolamine, a peripheral antimuscarinic agent, is effective for relieving the pain, which is because of smooth muscle contraction. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy ...
Duane Therèse M - - 2013
Abstract Background: We conducted a study with the primary objective of assessing whether a difference existed in the frequency and type of surgical interventions (SIs) implemented in patients treated with linezolid versus vancomycin for the management of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). ...
Richter Bernhard - - 2013
Besides conventional point-by-point ablation, novel multielectrode catheters emerge for ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). We sought to evaluate the clinical utility of a pulmonary vein (PV) isolation approach combining the advantages of both technologies. The study included 240 consecutive AF patients (60±11years, 68% males, 62% paroxysmal). In the combined ablation ...
Yu Mengyue - - 2013
Background- Persistence of stent polymer coating has been associated with incomplete endothelialization, expansive vessel remodeling, neoatherosclerosis and delayed healing associated with inflammation that may contribute to late adverse events. Methods- The BICARE (Lepu Medical, Beijing, China) stent is a novel polymer-free, nanotechnology-based stent eluting sirolimus and probucol. As a first ...
Kucukevcilioglu Murat - - 2013
To investigate the frequency of PAP (prostaglandin-associated periorbitopathy) among bimatoprost, latanoprost and travoprost users. Retrospective observational case series. The study group included 105 patients who were using one of the drugs in one eye for more than one month, and the other eye was used as a control. The frequency ...
Campolmi Nelly - - 2013
Abstract Context: Nicorandil is an antianginal drug used for 20 years in Japan and introduced in France in 1994. Since 1997, side effects such as mucocutaneous ulcerations have regularly been reported. Objective: To describe the first case of a patient with a spontaneous corneal perforation associated with mucocutaneous ulcerations while ...
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