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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
Il consiglio della Società di Medicina e Scienze naturali si è riunito nella nuova sede della Società presso la Presidenza della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia il 24 febbraio 2014 alle ore 11:30...
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 ...
Bratu Dana Cristina DC Department of Pedodontics and Orthodontics, Department of Dental Prostheses Technology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania; raluca_balan22@yahoo.com, - - 2014
Cephalometric analysis is frequently used in orthodontics for diagnostic purposes, in order to evaluate the positional relationship of the upper and lower jaw to the cranial base, as well as to objectively asses the way dental arches relate to one another and to the skeletal base. As with other dento-skeletal ...
Sui Mingxing M Organ Transplantation Institute of PLA, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China - - 2014
Background Hypertonic citrate adenine (HC-A) solution, containing citrate and adenine, has become the most widely used preservation solution in isolated kidney preservation in China. More than 30 years of clinical application has demonstrated that HC-A is safe and effective. With higher requirement for kidney preservation and less tolerance of preservation-related ...
Hammerl Jens A JA Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, Berlin, - - 2014
Bacteriophage treatment is a promising tool to reduce Campylobacter in chickens. Several studies have been published where group II or group III phages were successfully applied. However, these two groups of phages are different regarding their host ranges and host cell receptors. Therefore, a concerted activity of group II and ...
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 ...
Lin C S - - 2013
Postoperative adverse outcomes in patients with liver cirrhosis are not completely understood. This study evaluated the association between liver cirrhosis and adverse outcomes after non-hepatic surgery. Reimbursement claims were used to identify patients with preoperative liver cirrhosis who underwent non-hepatic surgery from 2004 to 2007. Control patients without cirrhosis were ...
D'Ascenzo F - - 2013
Aim: Many randomized trials have compared coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in terms of efficacy, but data comparing outcomes of patients in which these two techniques have failed are lacking. Methods: We included patients undergoing PCI at our center between July 2002 and December 2004. ...
Georgiadis George S - - 2013
Purpose : To report a case controlled analysis of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) outcomes using the crossed-limb (CxL) endovascular configuration vs. the straight-limb configuration (SLC). Methods : From January 2007 to July 2012, 27 patients (25 men; mean age 73.7±7.2 years, range 53-82) were treated by EVAR with the CxL ...
Khan Amir A Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center - Minneapolis, MN, - - 2013
Intracranial angioplasty and stent placement has been increasingly evaluated as a new method for treatment of symptomatic intracranial stenosis in select patients. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved intracranial stent treatment of symptomatic atherosclerotic intracranial lesions. To determine the cost-effectiveness of intracranial artery stent placement compared with contemporary ...
Carrafiello Gianpaolo G Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Varese, - - 2013
To evaluate the mid-term safety and effectiveness of a novel stent graft for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Thirty-three patients with AAA (20 males and 13 females; mean age: 71.3 y) were treated with the Ovation™ Abdominal Stent Graft System (TriVascular, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, USA). Indications for endovascular ...
Santos Orlando José Dos - - 2013
The use of plants in the prevention and treatment of disease is age-old practice. The aveloz (Euphorbia tirucalli) is a plant native of Africa and has been associated with antimicrobial, antiulcers, anticarcinogenic, antiviral, healing, anti-helminthic, antisiphilitic effects. To analyze the effect of the crude extract of Euphorbia tirucalli L. in ...
Kalyan J P JP Department of Surgery, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, - - 2013
Excessive intravenous fluid prescription may play a causal role in postoperative complications following major gastrointestinal resectional surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate whether fluid and salt restriction would decrease postoperative complications compared with a more modern controlled liberal regimen. In this observer-blinded single-site randomized clinical trial consecutive ...
Serebruany V L - - 2013
The recently published, largest trial with cangrelor, the Cangrelor versus Standard Therapy to Achieve Optimal Management of Platelet Inhibition (CHAMPION)-PHOENIX, suggested that the experimental agent significantly reduced the rate of stent thrombosis (ST) and myocardial infarction (MI) during PCI at 48 hours (h) and 30 days. However, the declared impressive ...
Giamarellos-Bourboulis Evangelos J - - 2013
A previous randomized study showed that clarithromycin decreases the risk of death due to ventilator-associated pneumonia and shortens the time until infection resolution. The efficacy of clarithromycin was tested in a larger population with sepsis. Six hundred patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome due to acute pyelonephritis, acute intra-abdominal infections ...
Yoon Yong-Hoon - - 2013
Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents on long-term clinical events according to the newly proposed Bleeding Academic Research Consortium (BARC) classification. Background: Current evidence about the impact of the BARC classification is limited. Methods: Out ...
Wu Z - - 2013
Aim: Aim of the study was to compare our early and mid-term results using EndoFit and TAArget thoracic stent-grafts in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 169 consecutive TEVAR cases (69.1±8.9 years) performed using the EndoFit or TAArget thoracic stent-grafts from December 2005 to January 2011 in ...
Kirklin James K JK University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. Electronic address: - - 2014
Pump thrombosis remains an uncommon but potentially catastrophic complication of durable continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). A perceived increase in the incidence of pump thrombosis in the HeartMate II (HMII) LVAD (Thoratec, Pleasanton, CA) by clinicians prompted this analysis of the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) ...
Iyengar Ajay J - - 2013
This study examined changes in practice and analyzed risk factors for adverse early outcomes after Fontan surgery through use of a binational, population-based registry. Demographic, preoperative, and perioperative data were collected from all participating institutions of the Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry. Patient and operative characteristics were analyzed with multivariable ...
Qiao Shubin S Beijing Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, - - 2013
The RESOLUTE China Registry is a prospective, multicenter, all-comers, observational study of patients in China implanted with the Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES). R-ZES was commercially available before the enrollment began. All patients suitable for R-ZES implantation according to applicable guidelines were candidates for enrollment at 30 centers and were treated ...
Ugaki Shinya - - 2013
We compared the outcomes of modified single-patch and two-patch surgical repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect (CAVSD) on left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) diameter and on left atrioventricular valve (LAVV) coaptation. We reviewed retrospectively postoperative 2-dimensional echocardiograms of all CAVSD patients who underwent modified single-patch or two-patch repair between 2005 ...
Michaud Kaleb - - 2013
Serious infection, cardiovascular disease, and mortality are increased in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Whether RA impacts the risk for these complications following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is unknown, we hypothesize it does. We compared the occurrence of 30-day postoperative complications and mortality in a large cohort of RA and osteoarthritis (OA) ...
Acker Michael A MA From the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia (M.A.A., Y.J.W.); the International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research (InCHOIR), Department of Health Evidence and Policy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (M.K.P., A.J.M., A.C.G., D.D.A., E.B., E.G.M.), Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (M.A.), and the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine (D.A.D., R.E.M.) - all in New York; Montreal Heart Institute, University of Montreal, Montreal (L.P.P.); Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie de Québec, Hôpital Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada (P.V., F.D.); the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham (P.K.S.), and the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University, Greenville (T.B.F.) - both in North Carolina; Echocardiography Core Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital (J.W.H.), and Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital (P.T.O.) - both in Boston; the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland (E.H.B.); Clinical Research Unit, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta (J.D.P.); Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore (J.S.G.); Baylor Research Institute, Dallas (M.M.); National Institutes of Health (NIH) Heart Center at Suburban Hospital (K.A.H.), and the Office of Biostatistics Research (N.L.G.) and the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (M.A.M.), NIH - all in Bethesda, MD; the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville (G.A., I.L.K.); and the Center for Heart and Vascular Health, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE - - 2014
Ischemic mitral regurgitation is associated with a substantial risk of death. Practice guidelines recommend surgery for patients with a severe form of this condition but acknowledge that the supporting evidence for repair or replacement is limited. We randomly assigned 251 patients with severe ischemic mitral regurgitation to undergo either mitral-valve ...
Nielsen Niklas N The authors' affiliations are listed in the - - 2013
Unconscious survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have a high risk of death or poor neurologic function. Therapeutic hypothermia is recommended by international guidelines, but the supporting evidence is limited, and the target temperature associated with the best outcome is unknown. Our objective was to compare two target temperatures, both intended ...
Walters D L - - 2013
We report the findings of the SOURCE-ANZ registry of the clinical outcomes of the Edwards SAPIEN™ Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) in the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) clinical environment. This single arm registry of select patients treated in eight centres, represent the initial experience within ANZ with the balloon expandable ...
Charlton-Ouw Kristofer M - - 2013
Despite advances in perioperative care, long-term and amputation-free survival rates are poor after resection of infected abdominal aortic grafts. We reviewed our cases to determine the rate of reinfection and risk factors for mortality and limb loss. We reviewed cases with infrarenal aortic graft infection from 1999 to 2013. Cases ...
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