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Goya Yoshino Y Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, - - 2014
Background and Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is associated with short-term mortality after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Methods: We prospectively enrolled 271 patients (median age 72 years; 109 females) who were admitted within 24 h of ICH onset ...
Pragliola Claudio C Department of Cardiovascular Science, Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, - - 2014
use of a prosthetic ring is an integral part of any mitral valve repair and can influence the long-term stability of the results. We evaluated the long-term results of the AnnuloFlex ring implanted as an open flexible band in patients affected by degenerative mitral disease. between 2001 and 2010, 82 ...
Chuang Tzu-Yi TY Department of Internal Medicine, Taoyuan General Hospital, Department of Health, Taoyuan, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to delineate the association between high macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) and interleukin 10 (IL-10) levels in the early phase of sepsis and rapidly fatal outcome. One hundred and fifty-three adult subjects with the main diagnosis of severe sepsis (including septic shock) admitted directly ...
Yeo Khung Keong KK Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore, - - 2014
Aims: Percutaneous MitraClip therapy has been shown to be safe and efficacious in mitral regurgitation (MR). Our aim was to describe early outcomes in patients from the Asia-Pacific region. Methods and results: The MitraClip Asia-Pacific Registry (MARS) includes data from eight different centres in five countries in the Asia-Pacific region. ...
Karkos Christos D CD Fifth Department of Surgery, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippocrateio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. Electronic address: - - 2014
Limited data exist regarding the development of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) after endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAAs). We aimed to record the incidence, management, and outcome of this complication. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the English language literature was undertaken through June 2012. Articles reporting data ...
Fukunaga Naoto N Department of Cardiovascular surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, 2-1-1 Minatojimaminamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The impact on survival of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) after redo valvular surgery in patients with previous mitral valve replacement (MVR) is unclear. We retrospectively analyzed 118 consecutive patients undergoing redo valvular surgery after MVR over a 20-year period. We determined the impact of TR after redo valvular surgery on survival ...
Glaser Natalie N Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, - - 2014
The objective was to compare late survival after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with a Carpentier-Edwards Perimount (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA) versus a Mosaic bioprosthesis (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN). Secondary objectives were to compare early mortality, the rate of reoperation, and the effect of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) on late survival. The ...
Ballotta Enzo E Vascular Surgery Group, 2nd Surgical Clinic, Department of Surgical, Oncological, and Gastroenterological Sciences, at the University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) remains the gold standard for treating carotid disease in selected symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, though carotid angioplasty and stenting has emerged as a safe alternative. The aim of this study was to assess the durability of CEA in a large series of patients followed up according to ...
Urena Marina M Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of new-onset persistent left bundle branch block (NOP-LBBB) on late outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The impact of NOP-LBBB after TAVI remains controversial. A total of 668 consecutive patients who underwent TAVI with a balloon-expandable valve without pre-existing ...
Yamamoto Yoshiya Y Division of Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Chiba Hokusoh Hospital, Nippon Medical School, 1715 Kamagari, Inzai, Chiba, 270-1694, - - 2014
There have been few reports discussing the clinical significance of the season of admission of acute heart failure (AHF) patients. The data of 661 patients with AHF admitted to the intensive care unit were analyzed. Patients were assigned to a summer admission (Group-S, n = 113, between July and September), a winter ...
Cockburn James J Sussex Cardiac Centre, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, - - 2014
Duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following drug eluting stent (DES) implantation remains poorly defined. Endothelialisation of biodegradable polymer biolimus-eluting stents occurs early, and 6 months DAPT may be adequate. We evaluated long term outcome in patients treated with biolimus-eluting stents who were treated with 6 months DAPT. Endpoints included ...
Huang Jianming J Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Jiangyin People's Hospital, Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China, 214400, - - 2014
This study was intended to evaluate the efficacy of fibrin glue (FG) in preventing post-traumatic focal pancreatitis (PTFP) after radical gastrectomy by examining the drainage fluids over 7 days post-op. Ninety-five patients who underwent D2 radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer were randomly assigned to a fibrin glue group (n = 48) receiving fibrin ...
Du Zheng-Gui ZG Zheng-Gui Du, Yong-Gang Wei, Ke-Fei Chen, Bo Li, Department of Liver Surgery, Liver Transplantation Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, - - 2014
To establish a reliable definition of postoperative liver failure (PLF) and allow the prediction of outcomes after hepatectomy. The clinical data of 478 consecutive patients who underwent hepatectomy were retrospectively analyzed. The examined prognostic factors included the ratio of total bilirubin (TBIL) on postoperative day (POD) X to TBIL on ...
Nagendran Jeevan J Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
There is a known association between a depressed left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF < 0.35) and increased mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operations. Recent studies show that elevated preoperative LV end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) is an independent predictor of operative death for patients undergoing CABG. Therefore, the ...
Lee Seung-Hyun SH Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with poor short- and long-term outcomes after isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). This study evaluated whether new-onset POAF is independently associated with long-term (>1 year) atrial fibrillation (AF) and mortality. Among 1,171 consecutive patients who had undergone CABG, AF and mortality were ...
de Moraes Thyago P TP School of Medicine, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do - - 2014
Introduction: Peritonitis remains the main cause of peritoneal dialysis (PD) technique failure worldwide, despite significant reductions in infection rates observed over the past decades. Several studies have described risk factors for peritonitis, technique failure and mortality. However, there are scarce data regarding predictors of complications during and after a peritonitis ...
Bwakura-Dangarembizi Mutsawashe M From the University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences, Harare (M.B.-D., K.N., T.M.); the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London (L.K., M.J.S., D.M.G., A.S.W., A.J.P.) and Centre for Paediatrics, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary, University of London (A.J.P.), London; and the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic of Baylor-Uganda, Mulago Hospital (S.B.-K., A.K., P.K.), and Joint Clinical Research Center (R.K., V.M.), Kampala, and the Medical Research Council and Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Entebbe (P.N.-N., J.L., P.M.) - all in - - 2014
Co-trimoxazole (fixed-dose trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) prophylaxis administered before antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces morbidity in children infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We investigated whether children and adolescents receiving long-term ART in sub-Saharan Africa could discontinue co-trimoxazole. We conducted a randomized, noninferiority trial of stopping versus continuing daily open-label co-trimoxazole in children ...
Hawkins Alexander T AT Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, MA; Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
Patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) often undergo revascularization before amputation. The exact relationship between multiple procedures and increased risk of amputation is unclear. We sought to determine the increased risk of amputation for each additional revascularization. The 2007-2009 California State Inpatient Database (SID) was used to identify a cohort ...
Carter A A Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, UK. - - 2014
We report a fatality due to massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage in a patient receiving prophylactic dabigatran etexilate following a total hip replacement. A 79-year-old woman was commenced on dabigatran for venous thromboembolic prophylaxis following a total hip replacement. She presented again four days after surgery with haematemesis and hypotension but her ...
Lin Tsung-Hsien TH Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan ; Faculty of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
Matrix metalloproteinases play a role in regulating cardiac remodeling. We previously reported an association between tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 2 (TIMP-2) expression and mitral valve (MV) disease. However, the determinants and prognostic value of mitral TIMP2 after MV surgery are unknown. This retrospective study of 164 patients after MV surgery ...
Ajeganova Sofia S Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet at Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, - - 2014
To examine the long-term effects of early low-dose prednisolone use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. Retrieval of data from a 2-year open randomised trial comparing prednisolone 7.5 mg/day in addition to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) with DMARD therapy alone. Participants were followed for ...
Yaffee David W - - 2014
Optimal repair of the mitral valve involves the implantation of an annuloplasty device to geometrically reshape and/or stabilize the annulus and improve long-term durability. It has been reported previously that trigone-to-trigone semi-rigid posterior band (PB) annuloplasty is associated with excellent short-term outcomes, physiologic motion of the anterior mitral annulus and ...
Naidoo Rishendran - - 2014
Aortic root replacement is a complex procedure, though subsequent modifications of the original Bentall procedure have made surgery more reproducible. The study aim was to examine the outcomes of a modified Bentall procedure, using the Medtronic Open PivotTM valved conduit. Whilst short-term data on the conduit and long-term data on ...
Rocha Sofia S 0000-0002-0108-4416 Department of Neurology, Hospital de Braga, Sete Fontes, São Victor, 4710-243 Braga, Portugal ; Movement Disorders and Functional Surgery Unit, Centro Hospitalar São João, Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, - - 2014
Background. Few data have been published regarding long-term mortality in patients with Parkinson's disease treated with DBS. Methods. This study analyzed long-term mortality rates, causes, and correlates in PD patients treated with DBS. Results. 184 consecutive patients were included; mean follow-up was 50 months. Fifteen deaths occurred (total 8.15%, annual ...
Hu Lianghao L 1] Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China [2] Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China - - 2014
This study aimed to determine the performance and long-term outcomes of therapeutic ERCP in very old patients. Patients aged or over 90 (Group A, n = 78) and consecutive sex-matched controls (Group B, n = 312) under 65 selected were compared. More patients in Group A had chronic concomitant diseases, ...
Vanelli Maurizio M Dean, School of Medicine, University of Parma. - - 2014
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Nascimento Bruno Ramos BR Serviço de Cardiologia e Cirurgia Cardiovascular, Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Avenida Professor Alfredo Balena 110, Campus Saúde, 30130-100 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil ; Serviço de Hemodinâmca do Hospital Universitário São José (INCOR Minas), Rua Aimorés 2896, Barro Preto, 30140-073 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil ; Departamento de Clínica Médica da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Avenida Professor Alfredo Balena 190, Campus Saúde, 30130-100 Belo Horizonte, MG, - - 2014
Objectives. Assess the impact of associating thrombolytics, anticoagulants, antiplatelets, and primary angioplasty (PA) on death, reinfarction (AMI), and major bleeding (MB) in STEMI therapy. Methods. Medline search was performed to identify randomized trials comparing these classes in STEMI treatment, at least 500 patients, providing death, AMI, and MB rates. Similar ...
Leonard Charles E CE Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America; Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of - - 2014
The effectiveness of the clinical strategy of empiric potassium supplementation in reducing the frequency of adverse clinical outcomes in patients receiving loop diuretics is unknown. We sought to examine the association between empiric potassium supplementation and 1) all-cause death and 2) outpatient-originating sudden cardiac death (SD) and ventricular arrhythmia (VA) ...
Swaminathan Aparna A Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, - - 2014
Peripheral artery disease affects over eight million Americans and is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease, functional limitation, and limb loss. In its most severe form, critical limb ischemia, patients are often treated with lower extremity (LE) amputation (LEA), although the overall incidence of LEA is declining. ...
Berdal Jan-Erik JE Department of Infectious Diseases, Akershus University Hospital, Nordbyhagen, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to review the epidemiology and prognosis of candidemia in a secondary hospital, and to examine the intra-hospital distribution of candidemia patients. Study design is a retrospective cohort study. Trough 2002-2012, 110 cases of candidemia were diagnosed, giving an incidence of 2, 6/100000 citizens/year. Overall ...
Tan Xingrong X Department of Endocrinology, 9th People's Hospital of Chongqing, Chongqing, - - 2013
Stroke is often accompanied by hyperglycemia, and this has an important impact on prognosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between early hyperglycemia and the outcome of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH). A systematic literature search on PubMed, embase, Cochran, WANFANG DATA,VIP and CNKI databases was conducted ...
Anderson Heather N HN Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, - - 2013
Valve repair for pediatric patients with Ebstein anomaly has historically yielded varied results. The cone reconstruction (CR) first described by Da Silva has revolutionized the surgical approach to these patients. This study reports our recent experience with CR in children and young adults with Ebstein anomaly. Electronic medical records were ...
Christensen T D TD Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery & Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, 8200, Aarhus N, - - 2013
It is with great interest we have read the paper by Eikelboom et al. recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine [1]. In this study, dabigatran was compared to warfarin in mechanical heart valve patients. Dabigatran was found to be inferior to warfarin, both in terms of major bleeding ...
Vaniyapong Tanat T Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, - - 2013
Carotid endarterectomy may significantly reduce the risk of stroke in people with recently symptomatic, severe carotid artery stenosis. However, there are significant perioperative risks that may be reduced by performing the operation under local rather than general anaesthetic. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 1996, ...
Harskamp Ralf E RE Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina; Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2013
While extracardiac vascular disease (ECVD), defined as a history of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or cerebrovascular disease (CBVD), is common in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, there are limited data available on the association between ECVD, vein graft failure (VGF), and clinical outcomes. Using data from the ...
Viegas L D LD Department of Neurosciences (Neurology), Hospital de Santa Maria, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, - - 2013
Background: The use of thrombolytics is frequently considered in patients with cerebral venous and dural sinus thrombosis (CVT) who deteriorate despite anticoagulant therapy. Purpose: To collect all the published information about the use of systemic thrombolysis in CVT in order to assess its efficacy and safety. Methods: We performed a ...
Sobrinho Gonçalo G Department of Vascular Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Lisboa, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2013
To report a series of stenting procedures for the treatment of malignant superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. A review conducted from October 2005 to July 2013 retrieved 56 consecutive patients treated for symptomatic malignant SVC syndrome with stenting. SVC stenting was attempted in 56 patients (46 males, 10 females), aged ...
Inan Bekir B Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Bezmi Alem University, Istanbul, - - 2013
Lower limb ischemia may cause nonhealing ulcers, infection, amputation and even mortality in diabetic patients. In this study, we review our data of ischemic lower limb revascularization procedures in diabetic patients and present the early, mid- and long-term results. From March 2004 to September 2008, 83 patients with lower limb ...
Aktas Mehmet K MK University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York. Electronic address: - - 2013
There is no data regarding the effect of weight loss on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of weight loss on clinical outcomes in patients implanted with a cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D). The risk of heart failure (HF) ...
Ueda Tomoya T First Department of Internal Medicine, Nara Medical University, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara, 634-8522 - - 2013
Despite marked improvements in treatment strategies for heart failure (HF), the mortality rate of elderly patients with HF is still high. Detailed causes of death have not been fully understood. We studied 459 consecutive patients with acute decompensated HF (ADHF) emergently admitted to our hospital from 2007 to 2011. Patients ...
Frigerio Maria M "A. De Gasperis" Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, Niguarda-Ca'Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2013
Reverse remodeling and increased LVEF after CRT correlate with survival and heart failure hospitalizations, but their relationship with the risk of SCD is unclear. We aimed to evaluate whether exceeding a threshold value of 35% for left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) 1year after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) predicts survival and ...
Moses Peter L PL Peter L Moses, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, United - - 2013
To compare efficacy and complications of partially covered self-expandable metal stent (pcSEMS) to plastic stent (PS) in patients treated for malignant, infrahilar biliary obstruction. Multicenter prospective randomized clinical trial with treatment allocation to a pcWallstent(®) (SEMS) or a 10 French PS. Palliative patients aged ≥ 18, for infrahilar malignant biliary ...
Rodriguez Alfredo E AE Centro de Estudios en Cardiología Intervencionista, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Department of Cardiology, Sanatorio Otamendi y Miroli, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Department of Cardiology, Sanatorio Las Lomas, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare 5-year cost-effectiveness and clinical outcomes of patients with oral rapamycin (OR) plus bare-metal stent versus the drug-eluting stent (DES) strategy. During 2006 to 2007, a total of 200 patients were randomized to OR (n = 100) and DES (n = 100). Primary end point ...
AkbaĊŸ Türkay T Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, - - 2013
The goal of this study was to identify inflammatory and infectious markers and their roles in mortality. We enrolled 111 patients on haemodialysis (HD) and collected data at three time points (baseline, 33 and 76 months). Rates of Chlamydophila pneumoniae IgG, CRP ≥3 mg/l, ESR >50 mm/hour and fibrinogen >4 g/l were, respectively, ...
Farahani Mansour M Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Short-term mortality rates among patients with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa are higher than those recorded in high-income countries, but systematic long-term comparisons have not been made because of the scarcity of available data. We analysed the effect of the implementation of Botswana's national ART programme, known ...
Celiento Michele M Section of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital, Pisa, - - 2013
To evaluate the long-term results of aortic valve replacement (AVR) and mitral valve replacement (MVR) with the Sorin Bicarbon prosthesis (SBP). Five hundred seven patients (306 men, 201 women), mean age 62 ± 10 years (range, 21-86 years), received an SBP between 1994 and 2000; AVR was performed in 344 ...
Gerdisch Marc W MW Cardiac Surgery Associates, Franciscan St Francis Heart Center, Indianapolis, Ind. Electronic address: - - 2013
To determine the clinical utility of an acellular bioscaffold as a structural material for mitral valve repair (MVr). This was a retrospective study of patients undergoing partial or subtotal leaflet replacement and/or leaflet extension to treat mitral regurgitation or acute endocarditis and/or reconstruction of atrial-ventricular continuity after annular decalcification. The ...
Filippatos Gerasimos - - 2013
Serelaxin is effective in relieving dyspnoea and improving multiple outcomes in acute heart failure (AHF). Many AHF patients have preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Given the lack of evidence-based therapies in this population, we evaluated the effects of serelaxin according to EF in RELAX-AHF trial. RELAX-AHF randomized 1161 AHF patients to ...
Ma Zeng-Shan - - 2013
To summarize the clinical outcomes of totally thoracoscopic closure of a ventricular septal defect (VSD). Totally thoracoscopic VSD closure was performed in 119 patients (66 boys; mean age, 7.1 ± 3.6 years). An additional 35 patients undergoing open-chest VSD closure were selected as a control group. Using 3 port incisions in ...
Nouta Klaas-Auke - - 2013
The aim of this study was to develop a more accurate method to deal with patients lost to follow-up based on the competing risks approach. A cohort of 112 patients who received 143 primary cemented total knee arthroplasties forms the basis for this study. Follow-up was up to 25 years. The ...
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