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Sakamoto Yasunari - - 2013
Objective: To investigate the 5-year patency rates and predictors of restenosis after self-expanding nitinol stent implantation for chronic total occlusion (CTO) in superficial femoral and proximal popliteal artery (SFPA) lesions. Background: Outcomes and long-term patency rates after self-expanding nitinol stent for CTO in the SFPA lesions have not been clarified. ...
Klarich Kyle W - - 2013
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) has been considered a "benign" form of HC, with limited data on long-term outcome. We compared apical HC patients with a non-HC, age- and gender-matched Minnesota white population to identify outcomes and prognostic factors. Between 1976 and 2006, 193 patients (62% men) with apical HC were ...
Russell Robert D - - 2013
Apixaban and rivaroxaban are oral direct factor Xa (FXa) inhibitors used for VTE prevention after total hip (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A meta-analysis of level I studies comparing rivaroxaban 10 mg daily or apixaban 2.5 mg twice daily to enoxaparin for the prevention of VTE after THA or ...
Abizaid Alexandre - - 2013
Aims: To assess the two-year clinical follow-up of the NEVO RES-1 study, a randomised comparison between the NEVO™ sirolimus-eluting coronary stent system (NEVO SES) and the TAXUS Liberté™ paclitaxel-eluting stent (TAXUS PES). Methods and results: NEVO RES-I randomised 394 patients with single de novo lesions with a maximum length of ...
Gheorghiade Mihai - - 2013
Hospitalizations for heart failure (HHF) represent a major health burden, with high rates of early postdischarge rehospitalization and mortality. To investigate whether aliskiren, a direct renin inhibitor, when added to standard therapy, would reduce the rate of cardiovascular (CV) death or HF rehospitalization among HHF patients. International, double-blind, placebo-controlled study ...
Yu Simon Chun Ho - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic brain hemorrhage was a significant cause of periprocedural stroke or death following stenting in the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis trial, which called into question the safety of Wingspan stenting for intracranial atherosclerosis. This study analyzed the role of a learning ...
Bergeson Adam G - - 2013
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is a less invasive treatment for medial gonarthrosis. However, registry data have demonstrated higher revision and early failure rates. The purpose of this study is to report the early survivorship and failure modes in a series of 1000 consecutive medial mobile bearing UKA. UKA patients with ...
Carluccio Erberto - - 2013
AIMS: Although many transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) measurements have been shown to predict outcome in heart failure (HF), whether incremental risk prediction is afforded by their combination is unknown. We developed a simple echocardiographic risk score of mortality in HF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed TTE in 747 systolic HF ...
Yu Simon Chun Ho - - 2013
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the 1-year clinical and angiographic outcome of angioplasty and stenting of intracranial atherosclerosis using Wingspan and Gateway system. METHODS: In this prospective study, patients with symptomatic lesions were treated and followed clinically and angiographically by digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for 1 year. The two ...
Ademi Zanfina - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To report on two-year cardiovascular (CV) event rates and quantify the cost of cardiovascular disease using the Australian Reduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) registry. METHODS: Prospective registry of 2873 patients with multiple risk factors (MRF), coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular disease (CerVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD), ...
Puricel Serban - - 2013
Aims: Second-generation everolimus-eluting stents (EES) are safer and more efficient than first-generation paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES). Third-generation biolimus-eluting stents (BES) have been found to be non-inferior to PES. To date, there is no available comparative study between EES and BES. We aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of BES with ...
Schwartz Robert P - - 2013
We examined the association between the expansion of methadone and buprenorphine treatment and the prevalence of heroin overdose deaths in Baltimore, Maryland from 1995 to 2009. We conducted a longitudinal time series analysis of archival data using linear regression with the Newey-West method to correct SEs for heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation, ...
Deftereos Spyridon - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of remote ischemic post-conditioning (RIPC) by repeated intermittent balloon inflations in preventing acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). AKI complicating PCI is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. ...
Piccini Jonathan P - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To investigate outcomes following cardioversion or catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) treated with warfarin or rivaroxaban. BACKGROUND: There are limited data on outcomes following cardioversion or catheter ablation in AF patients treated with factor Xa inhibitors. METHODS: We compared the incidence of electrical cardioversion (ECV), pharmacologic ...
Zilberszac Robert - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To describe the natural history of combined stenotic and regurgitant aortic valve disease. BACKGROUND: Data on outcome and prognostic factors in combined aortic valve disease are scarce. METHODS: 71 consecutive asymptomatic patients (21 female, age 52±17 yrs) with at least moderate aortic stenosis in combination with at least moderate ...
Aldweib Nael - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare survival of asymptomatic patients with prior revascularization and ischemia, who subsequently underwent repeat revascularization or medical therapy (MT). BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is progressive and recurring, thus stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) is widely used to identify ischemia in patients with prior revascularization. METHODS: Of 6750 patients ...
Abgrall Sophie - - 2013
To estimate the incidence of and risk factors for modifications to first antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen, treatment interruption and death. A total of 21 801 patients from 18 cohorts in Europe and North America starting ART on regimens including at least two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and boosted protease inhibitor or ...
Soppa Gopal G Department of Cardiac Surgery, St. George's Hospital, London, - - 2013
The clinical outcomes of patients discharged after prolonged postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) stay following cardiac surgery are unclear. The aim of this study was to assess survival and functional status in patients whose ICU stay exceeded 5 or 10 days in a tertiary cardiac surgical unit. Patients undergoing adult ...
Fokkema Margriet - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Selective endarterectomy of external carotid artery (ECA) stenosis has been considered a therapeutic option for patients presenting with symptomatic ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion to correct cerebral hypoperfusion or eliminate a source of emboli. However, data are scarce, and the long-term benefit of ECA revascularization remains unclear. Our ...
Coleman Dawn M - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Flow-limiting lesions or embolic phenomena can produce vertebrobasilar ischemia. This study aims to differentiate the pathophysiology of vertebral ischemia and examine contemporary outcomes after distal vertebral reconstruction. METHODS: Between February 2005 and November 2011, 41 consecutive distal vertebral artery (VA) reconstructions were performed in 34 patients, including bypass to ...
Goode S D SD Sheffield Vascular Institute, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, S5 7AU, UK, - - 2013
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has evolved to treat carotid artery disease with the intention of prevent stroke. The British Society of Interventional Radiologists developed a voluntary registry to monitor the practice of this novel procedure. We present the data from the United Kingdom (UK) CAS registry for short and long-term ...
Adachi Taichi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Long-term outcome and safety concerns regarding drug-eluting stents (DES) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) treatment is still debated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data from 1937 patients with complete 5-year follow-up (94.5%) from a multicenter registry of sirolimus-eluting stents (J-PMS). The patients were divided into 2 groups: AMI (n=133) ...
Wagener Gebhard - - 2013
Early allograft dysfunction (EAD) is a serious complication after liver transplantation (LT). There is no uniform definition of EAD, and most definitions are based on arbitrary laboratory values. The aim of this study was to devise a definition of EAD that maximizes the predictive power for early death and graft ...
Vogelzang Judith - - 2013
BackgroundTo evaluate transitions in causes of death in patients with renal replacement therapy (RRT) since childhood over time, we performed a 10-year extension of the Late Effects of Renal Insufficiency in Children (LERIC) study.MethodsThe LERIC cohort consisted of all 249 Dutch patients, who were born before 1979 and started RRT ...
Tallman Martin S - - 2013
The purpose of this prospective observational study was to determine the incidence of hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), following gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO) therapy in routine clinical practice. Patients receiving GO for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were eligible. Assessments were requested to be performed weekly for 6 weeks after the start of ...
Costa J Ribamar JR - - 2013
Aims: We sought to assess the long term efficacy of the novel VESTAsync™ Eluting Stent (VES) combining a Cro-Co platform with a nanothin-microporous hydroxyapatite surface coating impregnated with a polymer-free low-dose of Sirolimus (55μg). Methods: The Vestasync II trial was a randomized (2:1), double-blinded, multicenter comparison of the VES to ...
Aydemir Numan Ali - - 2013
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the outcomes of patients undergoing surgical repair of isolated ventricular septal defect (VSD) in the first year of life with particular attention to age and severity of pulmonary hypertension (PH). METHODS: Between July 1, 2002 and May 31, 2012, 282 patients aged less than one year ...
Daggubati Ramesh - - 2013
The Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure (STICH) trial addressed the broader role of surgical revascularization in patients with heart failure due to reduced LV systolic function EF ≤35% and less severe CAD. The primary outcome (all-cause death) was not reduced by CABG. CABG did, however, reduce the secondary outcomes ...
Correa Rafael - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The HELEX Septal Occluder (HSO) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for closure of secundum atrial septal defects (ASD) in 2006. However, little mid-term follow-up information is available. The object of this study was to examine mid-term outcomes after HSO implantation METHODS: A retrospective chart review was ...
Yun Kyeong Ho - - 2013
We evaluated the long-term outcomes and predictors of clinical events after off-label use of drug-eluting stents (DES) beyond 1 year after procedure. A total of 518 patients who underwent DES implantation for off-label indications and did not have any major adverse cardiac events (MACE) during the first year were analyzed. ...
Wu Xingjiang - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes using the Fluency stent graft for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in patients with portal hypertension. From January 2008 to December 2011, 150 patients (110 male and 40 female with a mean age of 51 years) with portal hypertension ...
Midwall Scott - - 2013
This study sought to compare short- and long-term (4-year) outcomes in patients with and without peripheral vascular disease (PVD) following non-emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in current clinical practice. Patients with PVD undergoing coronary revascularization have high rates of adverse short-term outcomes. However, the long-term clinical outcomes of patients with ...
Wu Bin - - 2013
ABSTRACT BackgroundAims: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of early removal of nasogastric tube after total gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Methodology: Data of 142 gastric cancer patients who underwent total gastrectomy from January 2011 to March 2012 were retrospectively collected and analyzed. Early removal ER group n=57 of nasogastric tube ...
Gregori Júnior Francisco - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinically and by Doppler Echocardiography 22 patients submitted to mitral valve repair after valvular regurgitation using standardized bovine pericardium chordae. METHODS: The patients had degenerative mitral regurgitation. Fourteen (63.6%) patients were male and the age ranged from 19 to 76 years (mean 56.8 ± 13.8 years). The ...
Jones Sion G - - 2013
Surgical aortic valve replacement remains the 'gold standard' treatment for aortic valve disease. An increasing number of elderly patients with multiple comorbidities are referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), partly due to the perceived high risks of surgery. These include in particular patients who have had previous cardiac surgery. ...
Roberts I I Clinical Trials Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. - - 2013
Among trauma patients who survive to reach hospital, exsanguination is a common cause of death. A widely practicable treatment that reduces blood loss after trauma could prevent thousands of premature deaths each year. The CRASH-2 trial aimed to determine the effect of the early administration of tranexamic acid on death ...
Lisy Milan - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Increasing application of cardiac resynchronization therapy is accompanied by an increase in patients requiring removal of coronary sinus (CS) leads. The aim of this study was to determine outcomes of closed chest CS lead extraction using intravascular dissection devices. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2011, 41 patients (80.5% men; aged ...
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. ...
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