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Kadlec Adam O - - 2013
PURPOSE: Our objective was to present 5 years of outcome data for metallic ureteral stents in a cohort of patients treated for chronic ureteral obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients in whom a Resonance metallic stent (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN) was deployed between early 2007 and late 2011 at our ...
Adelani Muyibat A - - 2013
Black race has been associated with a higher rate of complications following total joint arthroplasty, such as infection, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and death. We hypothesized that there would be no significant association between black race and adverse outcome when medical conditions were adjusted for. Data on 585,269 patients ...
Lee Eun Sun - - 2013
To determine efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in porcine liver by using 15-gauge Octopus® (15-G Octopus®) electrodes to create a large coagulation. A total of 18 coagulations were created by using a 180-W generator and 15-G Octopus® electrodes during laparotomy, performed in 14 pigs. Coagulation necrosis was created in the ...
Pyysalo Liisa - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) patients have an excess mortality proportion in long-term outcome studies because of the high rate of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular deaths. The aim of the present study was to assess the excess long-term mortality among patients with unruptured aneurysms with no previous SAH and to ...
Haider Khursheed - - 2013
EXPANDED ABSTRACT: CITATION: Kang DH, Kim YJ, Kim SH, Sun BJ, Kim DH, Yun SC, Song JM, Choo SJ, Chung CH, Song JK, Lee JW, Sohn DW: Early surgery versus conventional treatment for infective endocarditis. N Engl J Med 2012, 366: 2466-2473. BACKGROUND: The timing and indications for surgical intervention ...
Yu Xianpeng - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to determine the effect of the use of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for more than 12 months on long-term clinical outcomes in patients who had undergone a percutaneous coronary intervention with the first and second generations of drug-eluting stents (DES). BACKGROUND: The potential benefits ...
Harris Rebecca S - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In the era of TAVI, there has been renewed interest in the outcomes of conventional AVR for high-risk patients. This study evaluates the short- and long-term outcomes of AVR in octogenarians. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all 117 patients aged ≥80 years who underwent AVR, (isolated AVR ...
Sezai Akira - - 2013
Purpose: Recently, coronary atrial bypass grafting (CABG) for dialysis patients increase, but the mortality is still high. Additionally, many patients show major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) after discharge and long-term results are not satisfactory. Methods: Ninety patients underwent CABG for dialysis patients. Logistic regression analysis was conducted using ...
Nietlispach Fabian - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To report a 10-year single center experience with Amplatzer devices for left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion. BACKGROUND: Intermediate-term outcome data following LAA occlusion is scarce. METHODS: Short and intermediate-term outcome of patients who underwent LAA occlusion was assessed. All procedures were performed under local anesthesia without transesophageal echocardiography. Patients ...
De Bonis Michele - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The 'edge-to-edge' technique (EE) can be used as a bailout procedure in case of a suboptimal result of conventional mitral valve (MV) repair. The aim of this study was to assess the long-term outcomes of this technique used as a rescue procedure. METHODS: From 1998 to 2011, of 3861 ...
Mullan Paul C - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Improvements in triage have demonstrated improved clinical outcomes in resource-limited settings. In 2009, the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) in Botswana identified the need for a more objective triage system and adapted the South African Triage Scale to create the PMH A&E Triage ...
Bleda Silvia - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder that affects the entire vascular system. Endovascular therapy (EVT) is the first surgical treatment choice in a large number of patients who suffer from this disease. However, late clinical failure after primarily successful interventions, with the need of a new ...
Birkmeyer Nancy J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The United States Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning about adverse events in patients receiving inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. OBJECTIVE: To assess relationships between IVC filter insertion and complications while controlling for differences in baseline patient characteristics and medical venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. DESIGN: Propensity-matched cohort study. ...
Johnson Joy T - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether survival in this cohort of patients was adversely affected by increased residential altitude. BACKGROUND: The success of the Fontan procedure depends in large part on low pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). Factors that increase PVR, including an increase in residential altitude, may adversely affect ...
Hara Hironori - - 2013
The SYNTAX score stratifies risk among drug-eluting stent-treated patients and is based on lesion characteristics alone. The Clinical SYNTAX Score (CSS) combines the SYNTAX score with age, ejection fraction, and creatinine clearance. We assessed its ability to stratify long-term outcomes in sirolimus-eluting stents (SES)-treated patients. Between August 2004 and March ...
Navarro Ronald A RA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, South Bay, 25821 S Vermont Avenue, Harbor City, CA 90710, USA. - - 2013
Prior research about symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) after shoulder arthroplasty has not determined whether procedure type (hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, or reverse shoulder arthroplasty) or surgical indication (traumatic or elective) represent risk factors for VTE after shoulder replacement. We therefore asked whether the risk of symptomatic VTE events and mortality ...
Majhadi Loubna - - 2013
In patients treated by intravenous (i.v.) thrombolysis, mortality rates range from 10 to 20 % at 3 months. The objective of this study was to determine the timing, causes and predictors of early (within 7 days) and delayed (8 days to 3 months) death after i.v. thrombolysis for cerebral ischaemia. We analyzed timing, causes and ...
Bohensky Megan A - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to quantify the frequency of adverse outcomes after elective knee arthroscopies in Victoria, Australia, and to identify risk factors associated with adverse outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, longitudinal cohort study of elective orthopaedic admissions using the Victorian Admitted Episodes database, a routinely ...
ErtaƟ Faruk - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important health problem in Turkey. However, no prospective, multicenter, large trial reflecting national data has been published so far. Therefore, the aim of this study was to follow, analyze and evaluate patients with AF in a large multicenter nation-wide trial. METHODS: Two thousand three ...
Skupski Daniel W - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop a simple clinical algorithm for prediction of donor and recipient death using 'yes'or 'no' questions through the process of recursive partitioning for patients undergoing laser therapy for twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). The intent was to identify a subset of ...
Vogt Ferdinand F Department of Cardiac Surgery, Klinikum Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany. - - 2013
Aortic homografts are an alternative to mechanical or biological valve prostheses. Homografts are generally not transplanted ABO-compatible while this policy is still under debate. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether ABO compatibility impacts on long-term outcomes or not. Between 1992 and 2009, 363 adult patients with a ...
Jones W Schuyler - - 2013
Little is known regarding the contemporary outcomes of older patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) undergoing major lower extremity (LE) amputation in the United States. We sought to characterize clinical outcomes and factors associated with outcomes after LE amputation in patients with PAD. Using data from the Centers for Medicare ...
Mehta Manish - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To date, there are no published reports comparing hemodynamically (Hd)-stable and Hd-unstable patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (r-AAAs) undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). This study evaluates outcomes of EVAR for r-AAA based on patient's Hd status METHODS: From 2002 to 2011, 136 patients with r-AAAs underwent EVAR and ...
Wan S - - 2013
Introduction: This study reports our experience of audit and critical incidents observed by paediatric anaesthetics from 2000 to 2010 at a paediatric teaching hospital in Singapore. Methods: Data pertaining to patient demographics, practices and critical incidents during anaesthesia and in the perioperative period were prospectively collected via an audit form ...
Molnar Robert G - - 2013
Purpose : To report the outcome of the ACTIVE (Use of the Assurant Cobalt Iliac Stent System in the Treatment of Iliac Vessel Disease) study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00753337), which was designed to determine the safety and effectiveness of the next-generation Assurant cobalt chromium balloon-expandable stent in symptomatic patients with iliac ...
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Type II heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is currently managed by withdrawing heparin and replacing it with danaparoid sodium. Argatroban, a direct thrombin inhibitor anticoagulant (like lepirudin), is now authorised for this indication in France, following authorisation in several other countries since the early 2000s. Argatroban has not been compared with danaparoid in ...
Saito Aya - - 2013
Cardiac retransplantation remains the most viable option for patients with allograft heart failure; however, careful patient selection is paramount considering limited allograft resources. We analyzed clinical outcomes following retransplantation in an academic, tertiary care institution. Between 1981 and 2011, 593 heart transplantations, including 22 retransplantations were performed at our institution. ...
Shariat Abdolhamid - - 2013
This randomized clinical trial compared rates of stroke or transient ischemic attack recurrence or death in patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale (PFO) who received medical treatment with aspirin or warfarin. Forty-four Iranian patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale participated in this randomized, single-blind trial between ...
Savage Stephanie A - - 2013
The massive transfusion (MT) concept (>10-U packed red blood cells per 24 hours) is retrospective, arbitrary, and prone to survivor bias. Accounting for rate and timing is a more accurate conceptual framework. We redefined MT as a critical administration threshold (CAT) of 3 U/h, which is clinically pertinent and reflects ...
Wafaisade Arasch - - 2013
Despite poor evidence and high costs, fibrinogen concentrate (FC) represents one of the most frequently used hemostatic agents in exsanguinating trauma. The aim was to assess whether the administration of FC in severely injured patients was associated with improved outcomes. Patients documented in the Trauma Registry of the German Society ...
Savaridas Terence - - 2013
Our unit started to use routine multimodal techniques to enhance recovery for hip and knee arthroplasty in 2008. We have previously reported earlier discharge, a trend toward a reduction in complications, and a statistically significant reduction in mortality up to 90 days after surgery. In this study, we evaluated the ...
Brown Hilary A HA Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06510, - - 2013
Racial disparities in the outcomes of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) have been reported. We sought to examine the contemporary relationship between race and outcomes and to report postdischarge events after CEA. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant Use Data Files were reviewed to identify ...
Xing Zhiqing Z Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL, - - 2013
During hip arthroplasties for treating proximal femur metastases, a long femoral stem frequently is used, presumably protecting the entire femur against progression of the existing lesions or development of new lesions. However, it is unclear whether a long stem is really required. We therefore determined in patients with proximal femur ...
Iseki Kunitoshi - - 2013
BackgroundHypertension is a major risk factor for death and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients undergoing chronic haemodialysis (HD), but there is uncertainty surrounding the effects of blood pressure (BP) lowering on this high-risk patient group.MethodsIn a multicenter, prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded-endpoint trial, 469 patients with chronic HD and elevated BP ...
Eisen Alon - - 2013
Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a value that is available from standard blood count. Increased MPV is associated with increased platelet reactivity and it has been correlated with adverse cardiac outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). However, there is limited information about the prognostic value of baseline MPV ...
Shehabi Yahya - - 2013
PURPOSE: To ascertain the relationship among early (first 48 h) deep sedation, time to extubation, delirium and long-term mortality. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre prospective longitudinal cohort study in 11 Malaysian hospitals including medical/surgical patients (n = 259) who were sedated and ventilated ≥24 h. Patients were followed from ICU admission up to 28 days in ...
McClure R Scott - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed the clinical and echocardiographic outcomes for 1000 patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. METHODS: The Brigham Cardiac Valve database was reviewed. From August 1996 to November 2011, 1000 patients had undergone minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (median follow-up, 7 years). Data on the surgical ...
Hartman Mark L - - 2013
In clinical practice, the safety profile of GH replacement therapy for GH-deficient adults compared with no replacement therapy is unknown. The objective of this study was to compare adverse events (AEs) in GH-deficient adults who were GH-treated with those in GH-deficient adults who did not receive GH replacement. This was ...
Morici Nuccia - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Adenosine di-phosphate receptor antagonists (ADPRAs) blunt hemostasis for several days after administration. This effect, aimed at preventing cardiac ischemic complications particularly in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), may increase perioperative bleeding in the case of cardiac surgery. Practice Guidelines recommend withholding ADPRAs for at least 5days prior to ...
Castel María Ángeles - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Elevated heart rate (HR) is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcome in the general population and in patients with cardiovascular disease. Elevated HR due to graft denervation is often found in heart transplantation (HTx) patients; the effect on graft survival and vasculopathy is unclear. Thus, the aim of this study ...
Farber Alik A Section of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA. - - 2013
Although dextran has been theorized to diminish the risk of stroke associated with carotid endarterectomy (CEA), variation exists in its use. We evaluated outcomes of dextran use in patients undergoing CEA to clarify its utility. We studied all primary CEAs performed by 89 surgeons within the Vascular Study Group of ...
Sá Michel Pompeu B O - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is associated with increased mortality. Even after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), IMR reduces survival. Several studies have shown increased perioperative mortality for mitral valve replacement (MVR) in this situation, but the subject remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of MVR on immediate outcomes ...
Wang Ru-Xing - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of initial pacing at a faster rate after atrioventricular node (AVN) ablation, with a gradual rate decrease over 3 months, on the rate of sudden death in patients with atrial fibrillation. BACKGROUND: Sudden death may occur after radiofrequency catheter ablation of the AVN and permanent ...
Kayser Cristiane - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Peripheral microangiopathy is a hallmark of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and can be early detected by nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC). This study aimed to examine whether more severe peripheral microangiopathy at NFC are predictive factor for death in SSc patients. METHODS: 135 SSc patients who performed NFC between June 2001 and ...
Kessous Roy - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To investigate whether a short interdelivery interval from cesarean section (CS) to a subsequent delivery is associated with adverse obstetric outcomes, and specifically uterine rupture. Study design: A retrospective study was conducted, comparing all patients who delivered following CS during the years 1988-2010. Time interval was defined as ...
Boorjian Stephen A - - 2013
PURPOSE: Radical cystectomy (RC) continues to be associated with a non-negligible risk of perioperative death, while all-cause mortality (ACM) in the years after surgery remains relatively high as well. We investigated the comparative ability of various comorbidity indices to predict perioperative and 5-year ACM following RC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We ...
Løgstrup Brian Bridal - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement is the recommended therapy for patients with severe aortic stenosis who have symptoms or decreased left ventricular (LV) function. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a treatment alternative in surgically high-risk or inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis. The objective of this study was to analyze ...
Baraki Hassina H Department of Cardio-Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. - - 2013
Permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation is required in 3-8% of all patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). Our aim was to evaluate long-term PPM dependency and recovery of atrioventricular (AV) conduction disorders during follow-up in these patients. Since January 1997, a total of 2106 consecutive patients underwent isolated AVR at our ...
Spiegelstein Dan - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The results of mitral valve (MV) repair for anterior leaflet pathology (ALP) are considered less favorable than those for posterior leaflet pathology (PLP). We compared clinical and echocardiography outcomes of PLP repair with ALP and/or bileaflet pathology (BLP) repair. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2011, 407 patients underwent MV repair ...
Schwann Thomas A - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to determine if mitral valve repair (MVRR) or bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement (BMVR) without postoperative anticoagulation is associated with a similar risk of thromboembolism and death as anticoagulation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our 2004-09 experience in 249 MVRR and bioprosthetic replacement patients (53% female; 63 year ...
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