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Adriaenssens Tom T Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven & Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, - - 2014
Little is known about the respective healing responses and clinical efficacy and safety of drug-eluting balloons (DEB) and the second generation of drug-eluting stents (DES) when used to treat in-stent restenosis (ISR). In this study, we set out to compare prospectively the healing characteristics, as assessed by optical coherence tomography ...
Eroglu C-N CN Yuzuncu Yil Universitesi Dis Hekimligi Fakultesi 65080 Kampus/Van/Turkiye - - 2014
Objectives: The aim of the present study was to investigate the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of dexketoprofen trometamol (DT) and paracetamol on deep acute somatic pain and inflammation in patients undergoing impacted third molar surgery. This study was planned to present benefits that we could obtain with low burden of ...
Candiotti Keith A - - 2014
This study compared palonosetron and ondansetron as rescue medications for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients who received prophylactic ondansetron. Although guidelines recommend use of an agent from a different class when prophylaxis has failed, palonosetron has unique properties relative to other serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. Prior trials assessing ...
Ruff Christian T CT Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: - - 2014
At the end of 2 previous trials, an excess of stroke and bleeding was observed in patients with AF randomized to a new oral anticoagulant (NOAC) who transitioned to a vitamin K antagonist (VKA). The ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 (Effective Anticoagulation with Factor Xa Next Generation in Atrial Fibrillation-Thrombolysis in Myocardial ...
Jiang Zhaolei Z Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kongjiang Road, Shanghai, 200092, - - 2014
To compare the efficacy and safety of limited right atrial ablation versus biatrial ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) associated with atrial septal defect (ASD) in adults. The subjects were 47 consecutive adult patients who underwent ASD closure with limited right atrial ablation (RA, n = 19) or biatrial ablation (BA, n = 28) for ...
Amemiya Kisaki K Department of Cardiology, Kokura Memorial - - 2014
Aim: We used quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) to investigate whether coronary plaque progression can be inhibited by controlling lipids with rosuvastatin at Japanese standard doses following elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: A total of 143 patients who underwent elective PCI were randomized to either the rosuvastatin (5 or 2.5mg/day) ...
Tanaka Kyuto K 1Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine , Tokyo , - - 2014
Abstract Tiotropium bromide, a long-acting anticholinergic agent, improves pulmonary function and quality of life of patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We retrospectively examined the factors that determine the long-term persistence with tiotropium bromide. Among 6,301 patients who underwent pulmonary function tests in our pulmonary clinic between 2006 ...
Kubo Takashi T Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wakayama Medical - - 2014
Background:The aim of the present study was to compare vascular healing response between everolimus-eluting stent (EES) and biolimus-eluting stent (BES) using optical coherence tomography (OCT).Methods and Results:In the NOBORI Biolimus-Eluting Versus XIENCE V/PROMUS Everolimus-Eluting Stent Trial (NEXT), a formal OCT substudy investigated 91 patients (55 EES-treated lesions in 48 patients and 51 ...
Komatsu Teruya T Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Appropriate postoperative analgesia is crucial in fast-track surgery, which is a multimodal therapeutic strategy that aims toward enhanced postoperative recovery and shortened hospital stay. Paravertebral block (PVB) has been reported to be as effective as thoracic epidural blockade (TEB), but PVB is not often employed for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) ...
Hata Mitsumasa M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2014
Objectives The US Food and Drug Administration has suggested that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increase the international normalized ratio (INR) when used concomitantly with warfarin (WF) because of being metabolized by cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19). We assessed whether CYP2C19 genotypes and type of PPI accentuated the drug interaction. Methods and Results The ...
Pojar Marek M Department of Cardiac Surgery, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital in Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech - - 2014
We report the feasibility and outcomes of box-lesion ablation technique to treat stand-alone atrial fibrillation (AF). There were 41 patients with a mean age of 57.6 ± 8.0 years who underwent bilateral totally thoracoscopic ablation of symptomatic paroxysmal AF (n = 24; 58.5%), persistent AF (n = 9; 22.0%), or long-standing persistent AF (n = 8; 19.5%). The ...
Yan Shiju S School of Medical Instrument and Food Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology , Shanghai , - - 2014
Abstract Background: Glossy balloons were used to enhance deep vein thrombolysis. However, thrombi tend to yield in the balloon dilatation due to their smooth surface. It may be preferable to enhance thrombolysis by using balloons with a rough surface, instead of balloons with a smooth surface. Material and methods: Four ...
Zhao Xia X From the Department of Rheumatology, Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of TCM, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, - - 2014
A 56-year-old man developed pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) 3 years after he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). He had been successfully treated with methotrexate, leflunomide, sulfadiazine, and intra-articular knee injection of etanercept (tumor necrosis factor α inhibitor) in 2010. He stopped all drugs for arthritis 1 year later for ...
Albina Gastón G Department of Cardiology, Instituto Cardiovascular de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia with serious clinical consequences in the absence of treatment. However, there are limited data on the treatment of these patients in Argentina. The objective was to describe the therapeutic management of patients with nonacute AF by Argentinean cardiologists and to determine ...
Matsubara Hiroyuki H From the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatology, Nagoya University, School of Medicine; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagoya Medical Center; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagoya Central Hospital, Nagoya; Department of Rheumatology, Tokyo Koseinenkin Hospital, Tokyo; Ito Orthopedic Clinic, Nagoya; Department of Rheumatology, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Toyohashi; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ichinomiya Municipal Hospital, Ichinomiya; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Anjo Kosei Hospital, Anjo; Kato Orthopedic Clinic, Okazaki; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kariya-Toyota General Hospital, Kariya; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Toyota Kosei Hospital, Toyota; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shizuoka Kosei Hospital, Shizuoka; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagano Red Cross Hospital, Nagano; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Konan Kosei Hospital, Konan, Japan. H. Matsubara, MD; T. Kojima, MD; N. Takahashi, MD; K. Funahashi, MD; D. Kato, MD; M. Hanabayashi, MD; K. Terabe, MD; N. Ishiguro, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatology, Nagoya University, School of Medicine; A. Kaneko, MD; H. Ishikawa, MD; Y. Hattori, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagoya Medical Center; Y. Hirano, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital; H. Miyake, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ichinomiya Municipal Hospital; T. Oguchi, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Anjo Kosei Hospital; H. Takagi, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagoya Central Hospital; Y. Yabe, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Tokyo Koseinenkin Hospital; T. Kato, MD, Kato Orthopedic Clinic; T. Ito, MD, Ito Orthopedic Clinic; N. Fukaya, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kariya-Toyota General Hospital; Y. Kanayama, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Toyota Kosei Hospital; T. Shioura, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shizuoka Kosei Hospital; M. Hayashi, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagano Red Cross Hospital; T. Fujibayashi, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Konan Kosei Hospital. Address correspondence to Dr. H. Matsubara, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatology, Nagoya University, School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai, Showa, Nagoya, Japan. E-mail: qmyfh191@ybb.ne.jp. Accepted for publication March 28, - - 2014
Assessing retention rate and risk factor for drug discontinuation is important for drug evaluation. We examined a 3-year retention rate and the risk factor for discontinuation due to insufficient efficacy (IE) and adverse events (AE) in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are receiving etanercept (ETN). Data were collected ...
Omar Hesham R HR Internal Medicine Department, Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, IA 52732, USA - - 2014
Late (31-360 days after deployment) and very late (>360 days after deployment) stent thrombosis is a feared complication after drug-eluting stent (DES) deployment. The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy for 12 months due to the lack of protection beyond this period in randomized trials. ...
Jain Rajat R *Cornea and Anterior Segment Services, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, India; †Cornea and Anterior Segment Services; and ‡Jhaveri Ocular Microbiology Services, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to report the utility of topical colistin in multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial keratitis. Retrospective interventional case series included 8 patients with culture-proven multi-drug resistant P. aeruginosa (MDR-PA) bacterial keratitis who presented from June 2011 to January 2012 and were treated with colistin 0.19% ...
Alonso Alberto A Departamento de Reumatología, Hospital de Cruces, Barakaldo, Vizcaya, - - 2014
To assess the efficacy and safety of golimumab in the 140 patients included in Spain as the first part of the GO-MORE trial, a multinational study involving patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) despite treatment with different disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The patients received subcutaneous golimumab 50mg once a month ...
Kim Jung-Sun JS Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Cardiovascular Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Republic of Seoul, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between in-stent neointimal tissue without features of neoatherosclerosis and long-term clinical outcomes. Recent studies have reported differential morphological characteristics of in-stent neointimal tissue assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT). The study population consisted of 336 patients with 368 drug-eluting stent-treated ...
Sarno Giovanna G Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiology and Uppsala Clinical Research Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
Some concerns still have not been resolved about the long-term safety of drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with acute STEMI. The aim of this study was to evaluate the stent thrombosis (ST) rate up to 3 years in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention ...
Lussana Federico F Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy; Medicina III, Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo, Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, - - 2014
Major surgery is associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is decreased by anticoagulant drugs. Evidence is growing that major surgery is associated with increased risk of arterial thrombosis (AT). With the aim of testing aspirin ability in reducing the risk of post-operative AT, we performed a systematic ...
Jung Woon-Hwa WH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Murup Hospital, Gyeongnam, South - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of periarticular multimodal drug injection after medial opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy regarding the postoperative pain level. From January 2011 to January 2012, 70 patients underwent medial opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy. Thirty-five patients were randomly assigned to receive no injection (group ...
Cobo-Molinos Jesús J From the Department of Health Sciences, University of Jaén (J C-M, ADD-M), Department of Anesthesiology, Complejo Hospitalario de Jaén (MP), Jaén, the Department of Anatomy, University of Granada, Granada (JAM-C), and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Reina Sofia, Córdoba, Spain - - 2014
Intra-articular injection of local anaesthetics is a technique commonly used to enhance postoperative analgesia following arthroscopic surgery. However, the potential for cartilage damage due to toxicity of intra-articular local anaesthetics is a concern. Most studies indicate that the toxic effect is drug and time dependent. The objective of this study ...
Aoki Tomonori T Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku 162-8655, Tokyo, - - 2014
The long-term recurrence of lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) and associated mortality have not been extensively studied. We investigated rates of recurrence of LGIB, mortality, and associated risk factors. In a retrospective study, we analyzed data from 342 patients hospitalized for overt LGIB at the National Center for Global Health and ...
Lan Zhiyuan - - 2014
Bioabsorbable drug-eluting stents (BDES) offer multiple advantages over a permanent bare metal stent (BMS) for coronary artery disease (CAD). However, current BDES remains two major issues: inferior radial strength and biocompatibility. PowerStent Absorb BDES, fabricated by co-formulating amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) nanoparticles with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA/ACP, 98/2, w/w) and 2% ...
Wesemann Kelly K From the *Medtronic, Inc, Minneapolis, MN; †University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA; and ‡Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, - - 2014
We evaluated the infusion accuracy and device-related safety of implantable drug infusion pumps in subjects with chronic pain or severe spasticity. Nine centers in the United States enrolled patients receiving intrathecal drug delivery systems to manage chronic pain and/or severe spasticity. Infusion accuracy was assessed at 6 and 12 months ...
Lanka Viswanatha V VA North Texas Health Care System, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Division of Cardiology (111A), 4500 S. Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216 USA. - - 2014
The objective of the present study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting outcomes after first- and second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in chronic total occlusions (CTOs). The effect of second- vs first-generation DESs on the outcomes after CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has received limited ...
van den Berg Jos C JC Service of Interventional Radiology, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Via Tesserete 46, 6903 Lugano, Switzerland. - - 2014
In-stent restenosis (ISR) after endovascular treatment of stenotic and occlusive disease of the infrainguinal arteries is still a clinical challenge. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the mid-term follow-up of a combination therapy using laser debulking and drug-eluting balloons for ISR. A prospective cohort of 14 patients (10 ...
Cemil Kavalci - - 2014
To investigate if Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin can be used or not as a biochemical marker to determine the indications for emergency dialysis treatment. The study was conducted at the Emergency Department of Numune Taraining and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, in 2012, and comprised 60 patients who had uraemic symptoms and ...
Chieffo Alaide A Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Hospital, Milan, - - 2014
Aims: To our knowledge, no randomised study has compared rates of uncovered stent struts in everolimus (EES) vs. new-generation zotarolimus-eluting (ZES-R) stents in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of our study was to evaluate the completeness of neointimal coverage with optical coherence tomography (OCT) in ACS patients treated with ...
Jaguszewski Milosz M aUniversity Heart Center, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Zurich bDivision of Biostatistics, ISPM, University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland cCardiovascular Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA dDepartment of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland *Dr. Milosz Jaguszewski and Dr. Jelena-Rima Ghadri contributed equally to this work and are shared first - - 2014
In patients with cardiogenic shock, data on the comparative safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents (DESs) vs. bare metal stents (BMSs) are lacking. We sought to assess the performance of DESs compared with BMSs among patients with cardiogenic shock undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Out of 236 patients with acute ...
Nakamura Masato M Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Toho University School of Medicine, Ohashi Medical Center, 2-17-6 Ohashi, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8515, Japan, - - 2014
The Japan drug-eluting stents evaluation: a randomized trial (J-DESsERT) was conducted to compare the effectiveness of 2 different drug-eluting stents (DES). It remains uncertain which is more efficacious in diabetic patients, sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) or paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES). In this trial, the largest of its kind, 3,533 patients including 1,724 ...
Laporte S S Silvy Laporte, Unité de Recherche Clinique, Innovation et Pharmacologie, CHU Saint-Etienne, Hôpital Nord, Bâtiment Recherche, Avenue Albert Raimond, 42055 Saint-Etienne, France, Tel.: +33 4 77 12 05 72, Fax: +33 4 77 12 78 20, E-mail: - - 2014
Two enoxaparin dosage regimens are used as comparators to evaluate new anticoagulants for thromboprophylaxis in patients undergoing major orthopaedic surgery, but so far no satisfactory direct comparison between them has been published. Our objective was to compare the efficacy and safety of enoxaparin 3,000 anti-Xa IU twice daily and enoxaparin ...
Kim Tae Nam TN Department of Urology, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan, - - 2014
To investigate the reasons for prescription change of α1-blockers in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia. The ratio and interval of prescription change were assessed in 3200 patients who were eligible for the study and took 1 of 4 different α1-blockers (doxazosin, alfuzosin, tamsulosin, or ...
Selmer Christian C Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark; Department of Endocrinology, Herlev University Hospital, Herlev, - - 2014
National reimbursement policies in Denmark were changed in November 2010 favouring a shift in angiotensin-II receptor blocker (ARB) treatment to generic losartan for heart failure (HF) patients. We examined how changes in reimbursement policies affected the fraction of HF patients up-titrated to optimal or suboptimal ARB dosage. A historical cohort ...
Jahanshahi Javaneh J Department of Ear-Nose-Throat Surgery, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, - - 2014
Postoperative sore throat is one of the most common problems after tonsillectomy. Antibiotics remove the local flora and reduce inflammation and thus may reduce postoperative pain after tonsillectomy. To assess the effect of topical sucralfate and clindamycin on local pain reduction after tonsillectomy in children aged 6 to 12 years. ...
Lau Cheryl C *Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of General Surgery †Department of Pediatrics; and ‡the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Assess the impact of preoperative serum antitumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNFα) drug levels on 30-day postoperative morbidity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Studies on the association of anti-TNFα drugs and postoperative outcomes in IBD are conflicting due to variable pharmacokinetics of anti-TNFα drugs. It remains to be seen whether preoperative ...
Stanley Adrian J AJ Gastroenterology Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow. Electronic address: - - 2014
Rebleeding after an initial oesophageal variceal haemorrhage remains a significant problem despite therapy with band ligation, non-selective ß-blockers or a combination of these. Carvedilol is a vasodilating non-selective ß-blocker with alpha-1 receptor and calcium channel antagonism. A recent study has suggested it is effective in the prevention of a first ...
Lee Eun Bong EB From Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (E.B.L.); Metroplex Clinical Research Center, Dallas (R.F.); Cabrini Health and Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (S.H.); Pfizer, Groton, CT (B.W., J.D.B., D.G., S.K., G.V.W., C.Z., S.H.Z.); Pfizer, New York (T.K.); and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm - - 2014
Methotrexate is the most frequently used first-line antirheumatic drug. We report the findings of a phase 3 study of monotherapy with tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase inhibitor, as compared with methotrexate monotherapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had not previously received methotrexate or therapeutic doses of methotrexate. We randomly ...
Dib Ricardo Anuar RA Department of Gastroenterology, University of São Paulo, School of Medicine , São Paulo , - - 2014
Abstract Objectives. To evaluate the prevalence of lesions and digestive complications secondary to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the clinical profile seen for digestive complaints and the relation with the endoscopic findings. Methods. Prospective, multicentric, open study, evaluating consecutively 1231 patients, divided as follows: group I - NSAID ...
Kalkan Akcay Emine E Department of Ophthalmology, Yildirim Beyazit Universty Medical Faculty Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital , Ankara , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Context: There is a generalization that "antihypertensive (antiHT) therapy causes Dry Eye Syndrome", which has been claimed for years however most of the publications are epidemiological studies. We performed a clinical study to investigate the effects of antiHT agents on tear function. Objective: The aim of this article is ...
Guo Zhenggang Z Department of Anesthesiology, First Affiliated Hospital of General Hospital of PLA, Beijing 100048, - - 2014
This study aims to evaluate the feasibility of intraoperative composite target-controlled infusion (TCI) anesthesia application using remifentanil hydrochloride with etomidate in patients with severe burns, as monitored by Narcotrend. A total of 40 patients with severe burns with eschar excisions and skin grafts were randomly and equally grouped into the ...
Taraborelli Mara M Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Spedali Civili of Brescia, University of Brescia, Brescia, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to describe a single-center experience in the treatment and follow-up of cystoid macular edema patients. Clinical records of all patients with cystoid macular edema followed up in the Rheumatologic and Ophthalmological Unit of our center between 1993 and 2013 were retrospectively evaluated. The outcome ...
Crispo Angela L AL Department of Pharmacy Services, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, - - 2014
To compare efficacy and safety outcomes in nonintubated patients with severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) who required a continuous infusion of a benzodiazepine or dexmedetomidine in addition to standard medical therapy for AWS. Retrospective cohort study. Two hospitals within the same network that used different treatment strategies for AWS. A ...
Shehata Mohamed M Lecturer of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University Hospital, Abbasia Square, PO 11741, Cairo, - - 2014
Early injection of atropine during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been demonstrated in retrospective analyses to reduce the duration and dose of dobutamine infusion, while preserving a similar diagnostic accuracy with a lower incidence of adverse effects. This study explores the safety of using atropine as a start drug before ...
Karkouti Keyvan K Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, 3EN, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4, Canada, - - 2014
Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) is a pro-hemostatic drug that is approved for treatment of bleeding in hemophilia patients, but it is frequently used off-label in non-hemophiliacs. The purpose of this study was to determine if the off-label use of rFVIIa is expanding and whether this poses a net harm ...
Taha Ali S AS Gastroenterology Unit, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, UK School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, - - 2014
Critically ill patients are considered to be most at risk from developing non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVGIB) while in hospital. The increasing prescription of low-dose aspirin and other antithrombotic drugs for protection against thromboembolism to many patients admitted to hospital may increase the vulnerability of a wider group to NVGIB. ...
Canaud Ludovic L St George's Vascular Institute, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United - - 2014
The objective of this study was to provide a systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes of infrainguinal angioplasty with drug-eluting stent (DES) or balloon (DEB). The EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Cochrane databases and the Current Controlled Trials register were systematically interrogated for articles reporting results of infrainguinal angioplasty with DESs or ...
Bagsby Deren T - - 2014
Postoperative anemia is a significant risk factor in total hip arthroplasty, leading to increased length of hospital stay and delayed mobility and rehabilitation, and is poorly tolerated by patients with peripheral vascular and cardiovascular disease. Intravenous tranexamic acid, an antifibrinolytic drug, has been shown to reduce postoperative anemia in total ...
Faustino Massimiliano M Cardiology Department, Private Hospital "L. Pierangeli", Pescara, - - 2014
Catheter ablation is a common and effective procedure to address atrial fibrillation (AF) refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs. AF can be terminated directly into sinus rhythm (SR); evolving into regular atrial tachycardia (AT) and subsequently into SR; after direct current (DC) cardioversion if AF persists. Scarce data are available on the ...
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