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Murakami Hironori H Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Teine Keijinkai Hospital, Sapporo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The prevalence of severe sclerotic aortic stenosis (ScAS) in those at least ≧80 years old has been increasing in Japan; however, the prognosis of these Japanese patients without surgical treatment has not been reported. Ninety consecutive patients with medically treated severe ScAS were prospectively studied. To assess further event-free survival ...
Larsen Jacob M JM Department of Cardiology and Center for Cardiovascular Research, Aalborg University Hospital. Electronic address: - - 2014
Recalled St Jude Medical Riata defibrillator leads are prone to insulation failures with externalized conductors (EC). Longitudinal studies are needed to guide lead management. To describe the dynamic nature of EC and the association with electrical abnormalities and lead extraction outcomes. A nationwide cohort established in 2012 of 295 patients ...
Feng Yunlin Y Division of Nephrology, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Chengdu 610072, - - 2014
Cystatin-C (CysC) has been demonstrated as a sensitive and reliable biomarker to predict the onset of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, few studies concerned about the relationship between CysC and the outcomes of AKI. To determine whether CysC elevation prior to definite diagnosis of AKI is related to higher prevalence ...
Ogihara Toshio T aMorinomiya University of Medical Sciences, Osaka bKeio University, Tokyo cOsaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka dSapporo Medical University, Hokkaido eDokkyo Medical University fShin-Oyama City Hospital, Tochigi gTohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi hEhime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime iKurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka jUniversity of the Ryukyus School of Medicine, Okinawa kSaitama Medical University, Saitama lAsahi Rousai Hospital, Aichi mYokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Kanagawa nSapporo Nishimaruyama Hospital, Hokkaido oTokyo Medical University, Tokyo pKawasaki Medical School, Okayama qKanazawa University Hospital, Ishikawa, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to compare the cardiovascular effects of olmesartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker, combined with a calcium channel blocker (CCB) or a diuretic, in a prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded endpoint trial. Japanese hypertensive patients aged at least 65 to less than 85 years with ...
Sabate Rotes Anna A Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Departament de Pediatria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
Surgical pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in previously repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is frequently required. There are few data in large series of patients with long-term follow-up. Our aim was to review our 40-year experience with PVR after TOF repair and to evaluate prognostic factors for reintervention and death. Between ...
Ugare G U GU Department of Surgery, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, - - 2014
Aims and objectives: The objective of the following study is to analyze the trauma type (causes), injury pattern and factors that may have contributed to death within 72 h of admission into our emergency department (E.D). Materials and Methods: An 18 month prospective observational study, done from April 2009 to ...
Spargias Konstantinos K Departments of Transcatheter Heart Valves, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is now an established treatment for certain patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AS). However, as the number of patients screened for TAVR increases, many are found to have absolutely no option for peripheral artery access. Transaortic valve replacement (TAoVR) has been proposed as a ...
Hahn Rebecca T RT Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study sought to characterize the patients receiving post-implantation balloon dilation (PD) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and evaluate procedural outcomes in the PARTNER (Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valve) I trial. Following TAVR, PD has been used to treat paravalvular regurgitation. The PARTNER I trial cohort A (n = 304) and ...
Fiorella D D Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Center, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, - - 2014
The Low-profile Visualised Intraluminal Support (LVIS) Device is a novel, braided, intracranial microstent designed for stent-assisted coiling. We present the results of a single-arm, prospective, multicenter trial of the LVIS for the treatment of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms 31 patients with unruptured, wide-necked (neck >4 mm or dome : neck ratio ...
Kim J J University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, - - 2014
Stent placement for extracranial vertebral artery (ECVA) stenosis has largely followed cardiac stent technology. However, it remains unclear whether the newer drug eluting stents (DES) have better outcomes than older non-drug eluting stents (NDES). Compare clinical outcomes (vertebrobasilar stroke, any stroke and any death) as well as restenosis rates between ...
Sahhaf Farnaz F Women's Reproductive Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, - - 2014
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the third-most common cause of maternal death in the United States and it is still the first prevalent cause of maternal death in developing countries. Active prevention of haemorrhage with an uterotonic or other new drugs leads to a decrease in postpartum vaginal haemorrhage. The aim ...
Serra-Grima Ricard R Department of Cardiology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, IIb-Sant Pau, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
Analyze the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and long-term outcome of early repolarization pattern (ERP) in elite athletes during professional activity and after retirement. ERP is considered a benign variant of the ECG, more frequent in athletes. However, prospective studies suggested that ERP is associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac ...
Fokkema Margriet M *Department of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands †Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, MA ‡Experimental Cardiology Laboratory, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands §Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands, Utrecht, the Netherlands; and ¶Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The - - 2014
To study perioperative results and restenosis during follow-up of carotid artery stenting (CAS) versus carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for restenosis after prior ipsilateral CEA in an individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis. The optimal treatment strategy for patients with restenosis after CEA remains unknown. A comprehensive search of electronic databases (Medline, Embase) ...
Nassar George M GM Dialysis Access Management Centers, Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation Associates, The Kidney Institute & Houston Methodist Hospital, Weill Cornell University, Houston, - - 2014
Arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) suffer from high thrombosis rates. It is not known whether placement of stent grafts at the venous anastomosis (VA) of thrombosed AVGs would impact future thrombosis. This is a retrospective study evaluating a group of AVGs that underwent endovascular thrombectomy with placement of a stent graft at ...
Dillier Roger R German Heart Center Munich, Technical University, Munich, Germany - - 2014
-This study aimed to evaluate the safety of continuous periprocedural rivaroxaban administration during left atrial RFA in comparison with uninterrupted oral vitamin K antagonist (VKA) administration. Data about the use of rivaroxaban in the setting of left atrial radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) procedures are lacking. -The study cohort included 544 ...
Siempos Ilias I II Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; First Department of Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Services, Evangelismos Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece; Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Delay of tracheostomy for roughly 2 weeks after translaryngeal intubation of critically ill patients is the presently recommended practice and is supported by findings from large trials. However, these trials were suboptimally powered to detect small but clinically important effects on mortality. We aimed to assess the mortality benefit of ...
Bisdas Theodosios T Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Franziskus Hospital and University Clinic of Muenster, Muenster, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Several studies have confirmed the excellent early performance of the Endurant (Medtronic Endovascular, Santa Rosa, Calif) endoprosthesis to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). However, data about the long-term durability of the device are still lacking. We conducted this prospective two-center single-arm study to assess the late outcomes of the endograft ...
Boulware David R DR From the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (D.R.B., D.B.M., M.A.R., K.H.H., D.A.W., R.R., J.R., M.W.L., K.N., T.L.B., P.R.B.); the Infectious Disease Institute (D.B.M., A.M., H.W.N., D.A.W., R.R., J.R., M.W.L., A.K., Y.C.M.) and School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences (D.B.M.), Makerere University, Kampala, and Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara (C.M., K.T.) - both in Uganda; the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (C.S., F.T., G.M.); Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore (Y.C.M.); the Mucosal and Vaccine Research Program Colorado (MAVRC), University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, and Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver (E.N.J.); and Imperial College London, London - - 2014
Cryptococcal meningitis accounts for 20 to 25% of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related deaths in Africa. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is essential for survival; however, the question of when ART should be initiated after diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis remains unanswered. We assessed survival at 26 weeks among 177 human immunodeficiency virus-infected adults in ...
van Laar Jacob M JM Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United - - 2014
High-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) have shown efficacy in systemic sclerosis in phase 1 and small phase 2 trials. To compare efficacy and safety of HSCT vs 12 successive monthly intravenous pulses of cyclophosphamide. The Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation International Scleroderma (ASTIS) trial, a phase ...
Cowger Jennifer A JA Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplant Program, St. Vincent Heart Center of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although left ventricular assist device (LVAD) management strategies are undertaken to reduce the development of aortic insufficiency (AI), the effect of AI on patient morbidity and mortality is not known. Patients undergoing HeartMate II (Thoratec, Pleasanton, CA) implant were prospectively monitored with serial echocardiograms. Kaplan-Meier methods and log-rank testing were ...
Brunkwall J J Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Clinics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection (AD) treated conservatively has a 10% 30-day mortality and up to 25% need intervention within 4 years. In complicated AD, stent grafts have been encouraging. The aim of the present prospective randomised trial was to compare best medical treatment (BMT) with BMT and Gore ...
Sánchez-Recalde Angel A Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Percutaneous closure of paravalvular leakage is an alternative to surgery in high-risk patients, but its use has been limited by a lack of specific devices. More appropriate devices-like the Amplatzer Vascular Plug III-have recently been developed, but information about their efficacy and safety is still scarce. The objective of the ...
Sánchez-Recalde Angel A Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Percutaneous closure of paravalvular leakage is an alternative to surgery in high-risk patients, but its use has been limited by a lack of specific devices. More appropriate devices-like the Amplatzer Vascular Plug III-have recently been developed, but information about their efficacy and safety is still scarce. The objective of the ...
Lee Hsin-Fu HF Cardiovascular Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taoyuan, - - 2014
Dilated inferior vena cava (IVC) is prevalent among patients with heart failure (HF), but whether its presence predicts worsening renal function (WRF) or adverse outcomes is unclear. This cohort study analyzed patients with left ventricular ejection fraction <40 % and repeated hospitalizations (≥2 times) for HF between August 2009 and August ...
Christersson Christina C Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, - - 2014
D-dimer is related to adverse outcome in arterial and venous thromboembolic diseases. To evaluate the predictive value of D-dimer for stroke, other cardiovascular event and bleedings, in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) treated with oral anticoagulation with apixaban or warfarin; and to evaluate the relationship between the D-dimer levels at ...
Ohno Yohei Y Department of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Via Citelli 29, Catania 95124, Italy Department of Cardiology, University of Tokai School of Medicine, Isehara, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of baseline tricuspid regurgitation (TR) on the outcomes after percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) with the MitraClip system. Data from 146 consecutive patients with functional mitral regurgitation (MR) were obtained. Two different groups, dichotomized according to the degree of pre-procedural ...
Hwang Ho Young HY Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Previous studies have compared the outcomes of mitral annuloplasty with those of mitral valve replacement in patients with functional mitral regurgitation. However, data comparing the results of tricuspid annuloplasty (TAP) with those of tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) in patients with functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) have been scarce. We evaluated whether ...
Paradisi Andrea A Health Services Research Unit, IDI-IRCCS, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a severe and potentially lethal drug reaction for which no standard treatment is available. To describe a case series of patients with TEN treated with a single dose of etanercept. We observed 10 consecutive patients with TEN. For each patient, we recorded the presence of ...
Chang Chia-Hsuin CH Institute of Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Carotid angioplasty and stent (CAS) placement has emerged as an attractive revascularization strategy for patients with internal carotid artery stenosis. However, the effectiveness and safety of CAS were not fully evaluated, mainly because of methodological difficulties in finding an appropriate comparison group. Patients who underwent CAS were identified from Taiwan's ...
Gotzmann Michael M BG-Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
There is little known about the long-term results of the CoreValve prosthesis. The aim of this study was to assess the 3-year clinical and hemodynamic outcomes of the CoreValve prosthesis. One hundred fifty consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis successfully underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the CoreValve prosthesis. ...
Pedersen W R WR Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation at Abbott Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis, MN, USA - - - 2014
Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has reemerged with transcatheter valve therapy. Cylindrical balloons have been the device of choice despite limitations. An hour glass shaped balloon may permit enhanced fixation and broader leaflet opening without annular compromise. We report our initial BAV experience using the V8 balloon (InterValve Inc.) in 20 ...
Miura Takashi T 1 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, - - 2014
Purpose : To examine the prognosis of patients with intermittent claudication who received treatment with endovascular techniques. Methods : A retrospective multicenter study was performed involving 2930 consecutive patients (2307 men; mean age 71.5±8.9 years) with intermittent claudication who underwent an endovascular procedure for a de novo iliofemoral artery lesion. ...
Greason Kevin L KL Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves (PARTNER) trial reported a reduced rate of mortality in patients with previous coronary bypass grafting (CABG) operation who received surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in comparison with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We sought to further evaluate these groups. We reviewed the database of ...
Shi Guocheng G Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Heart Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
Management of complete atrioventricular (AV) septal defect (CAVSD) with a large ventricular component (>1 cm) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of the one-and-a-half patch technique in repairing this lesion. This was a retrospective review of patients undergoing surgical repair of CAVSD with a ...
Hong Tsai-Hsia - - 2014
Sepsis causes high mortality, and the mortality due to secondary infections is even higher. No studies to date have investigated the time from the primary infection to death due to a secondary infection; similarly, the factors that are significantly different in sepsis survivors relative to non-survivors or in severe sepsis ...
Lee Sarah J - - 2014
Surviving Sepsis guidelines recommend early aggressive fluid resuscitation within six hours of sepsis onset time. Though rapid fluid administration may offer benefit, studies on the timing of resuscitation are lacking. There is an association between quicker, adequate fluid resuscitation and patient outcome from sepsis onset time. This is a retrospective ...
Findlay J M JM Oxford OesophagoGastric Centre, The Joint Research Office, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, - - 2014
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways aim to accelerate functional return and discharge from hospital. They have proven effective in many forms of surgery, most notably colorectal. However, experience in esophagectomy has been limited. A recent study reported significant reductions in pulmonary complications, mortality, and length of stay following the ...
Tsivgoulis G G Second Department of Neurology, 'Attikon' Hospital, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece; Department of Neurology, Democritus University of Thrace, School of Medicine, Alexandroupolis, Greece; International Clinical Research Center, St Anne's University Hospital in Brno, Brno, Czech - - 2014
Although the latest recommendations suggest that carotid endarterectomy (CEA) should be performed in symptomatic carotid artery stenosis (sCAS) patients within 2 weeks of the index event, only a minority of patients undergo surgery within the recommended time-frame. The aim of this international multicenter study was to prospectively evaluate the safety of ...
Xun Yun-Hao YH Department of Liver Diseases, Xixi Hospital of Hangzhou, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, - - 2014
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) fibrosis score (NFS) has emerged as a useful predictor for a long-term outcome in NAFLD patients. We evaluated the predictive performance of NFS for overall mortality in a Chinese population with NAFLD. All ultrasonography-diagnosed NAFLD patients at our center between 1996 and 2011 were retrospectively ...
Ndrepepa Gjin G Deutsches Herzzentrum, Lazarettstrasse 36, 80636, Munich, Germany, - - 2014
The association between bleeding and timing of mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains poorly investigated. We aimed to investigate the impact of bleeding on early (30-day) and late (30-day to 1 year) mortality after PCI. The study includes 14,180 patients. Bleeding within 30 days after PCI was defined using the Bleeding ...
Grubitzsch Herko H Klinik für Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study examined the outcomes of surgery for active prosthetic valve endocarditis in a recent decade, with special interest in preoperative treatment and predictors for early and late events. From 2000 to 2010, a cohort of 149 consecutive patients (mean age, 64 ± 13.9 years; 72% were male) underwent redo-surgery ...
Patel Manesh R MR Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC, USA - - 2014
To determine the effect of ticagrelor compared to clopidogrel in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). PLATO (n = 18,624) was a multicentre, double-blind, randomized trial in ACS, that showed a 16% reduction in cardiovascular death (CV-death), myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke with ticagrelor compared with clopidogrel, ...
Kim Su Ah - - 2014
Abstract Aim: To develop an ultrasonographic severity scoring of non-immune hydrops in order to predict perinatal outcomes in women with non-immune hydrops. Methods: The study population consisted of pregnant women who were admitted and delivered with the diagnosis of fetal non-immune hydrops and singleton gestation. Cases were divided into "perinatal ...
Al-Shaar Laila L Vascular Medicine Program, American University of Beirut, Beirut, - - 2014
The association of new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) and late death after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been confounded by the frequent concomitant serious complications that co-occur with POAF. We aimed to define the magnitude and time dependence of the effect of isolated POAF on late survival after uncomplicated ...
Canena Jorge J Department of Gastroenterology, Santo António dos Capuchos Hospital do Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Nova Medical School-Faculty of Medical Sciences, Alameda Santo António dos Capuchos, 1169-050, Lisbon, Portugal, - - 2014
Self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) can be used for palliation of combined malignant biliary and duodenal obstructions. However, the results of the concomitant stent placement for the duration of the patients' lives, as well as the need for and efficacy of endoscopic revision, are unclear. This study evaluated the clinical effectiveness ...
Ioannou C V CV Vascular Surgery Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital ofHeraklion, University of Crete Medical School, Heraklion, Greece - - - 2014
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) manifested as claudication is surprisingly stable regarding limb deterioration but may indicate increased risk for cardiovascular events and death. We examined whether focal atherosclerotic iliac lesions (TransAtlantic InterSociety Consensus for The Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease-TASC II Type A,B) undergoing endovascular procedures indicate a high risk ...
Dracup Kathleen K University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, - - 2014
Patients with heart failure (HF) who live in rural areas have less access to cardiac services than patients in urban areas. We conducted a randomized clinical trial to determine the impact of an educational intervention on the composite endpoint of HF rehospitalization and cardiac death in this population. Patients (N=602, ...
Aitken Emma L EL Department of Renal Surgery, Western Infirmary, Glasgow - - - 2014
Early cannulation arteriovenous grafts (ecAVGs), such as the GORE. We present our early experience of 37 patients treated with the GORE. A total of 11 upper limb, 24 lower limb and 2 complex graft procedures were performed. Indications for ecAVG were as follows: bridge to transplantation (21.6%); bridge to arteriovenous ...
Di Mauro Michele M Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi - - 2014
Left ventricular surgical remodelling (LVSR) can be targeted to volume reduction (VR), (independently of the final shape) or to conical shape (CS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term clinical and echocardiographic results of these two surgical strategies. From January 1988 to December 2012, 401 patients underwent ...
Luijten Linda W G LW Department of Paediatrics (Cardiology), Erasmus University Medical Center-Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, the - - 2014
The surgical approach to repair of tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) has shifted over the years. We aimed to report the long-term follow-up after ToF repair with the transatrial-transpulmonary approach and to determine predictors of long-term outcomes. Retrospective analysis of patients operated on in two tertiary referral centres. Primary outcome measures ...
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