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Kim Ji-Hyun - - 2013
Background: Subjective clinical improvement does not always go hand-in-hand with right ventricular (RV) reverse remodeling after surgery for isolated severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR). This study aimed to evaluate the level of agreement between clinical improvement and echocardiographic RV reverse remodeling, and determine the relative prognostic powers of these 2 factors in ...
Burke Laurie A LA a Department of Psychology , The University of Memphis , Memphis , Tennessee , - - 2014
Recent studies have revealed an association between complicated grief-a severe, prolonged response to the loss of a loved one-and complicated spiritual grief-a spiritual crisis following loss. Furthermore, bereavement research has benefitted from a number of studies using qualitative inquiry as a means of examining the experiences of individuals grieving a ...
de Zeeuw Dick D From the University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands (D.Z., H.J.L.H.); Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo (T.A.); Reata Pharmaceuticals, Irving, TX (P.A., M.C., A.G., M.K., C.J.M.); University of Chicago (G.L.B.) and AbbVie Pharmaceuticals (M.H.) - both in Chicago; Statistics Collaborative, Washington, DC (H.C.-S., J.W., D.W.); University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom (J.J.M.); Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (H.-H.P.); Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Bergamo, Italy (G.R.); University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (R.D.T.); University of California, Irvine (N.D.V.); University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany (C.W.); and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA - - 2013
Although inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system can slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease, the residual risk is high. Whether nuclear 1 factor (erythroid-derived 2)-related factor 2 activators further reduce this risk is unknown. We randomly assigned 2185 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and stage 4 chronic kidney disease ...
Sansone Fabrizio - - 2013
Stentless prostheses have an interesting hemodynamic performance when compared to stented prostheses and are recommended in cases of small aortic annulus. From January 1996 to January 2004, 138 patients suffering from aortic disease, underwent aortic valve replacement. There was a significant difference in terms of time of extracorporeal circulation and ...
Nakazato Taro - - 2013
Purpose: Renal dysfunction affects outcomes of cardiac surgery, although its role in mitral valve operation has been limitedly documented.Methods: Two hundred and ten patients who underwent mitral valve operation between 2004 and 2011 were divided into 3 groups according to preoperative estimated glomerular filtration ratio (eGFR): group A (eGFR ≥60 ...
Annane Djillali D Raymond Poincaré Hospital, Garches, - - 2013
Evidence supporting the choice of intravenous colloid vs crystalloid solutions for management of hypovolemic shock remains unclear. To test whether use of colloids compared with crystalloids for fluid resuscitation alters mortality in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with hypovolemic shock. A multicenter, randomized clinical trial stratified by ...
Cahill Catherine W CW Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, - - 2014
Simultaneous bilateral knee arthroplasty (SBTKA) in octogenarians is controversial. Our purpose was to review the outcomes of octogenarians undergoing SBTKA. All patients greater than 80 years of age who underwent SBTKA by a single surgeon were retrospectively evaluated. Fifty-six patients with an average age of 82.5 years were identified. Twelve ...
Inaba Kenji - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of in-house attending surgeon supervision on the rate of preventable deaths (PD) and complications (PC) at the beginning of the academic year. All trauma patients admitted to the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center over an ...
Prifti Edvin - - 2013
The aims of this study were to evaluate the early and late outcomes in patients undergoing reoperation due to left atrioventricular valve regurgitation (LAVVR) after initial complete repair (ICR) of complete atrioventricular septal defect (CAVSD). Between January 1990 and April 2013, 45 consecutive patients underwent reoperation due to severe LAVVR. ...
Mosharraf Soheila S General Practitioner, Mobarakeh Health Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2013
The impact of different nutritional regimens on long-term prognosis and outcome in diabetic patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) has been questioned. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to determine the effects of different nutritional components of Mediterranean regimen on long-term cardiovascular events in diabetic patients with CAD ...
Lee Hye Won HW Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, 179 Gudeok-ro, Seo-gu, Busan 602-739, Korea. - - 2013
Thiazolidinediones are insulin-sensitizing agents that reduce neointimal proliferation and the adverse clinical outcomes associated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). There is little data on whether or not low dose pioglitazone reduces adverse clinical outcomes. The study population included 121 DM patients with coronary artery ...
Matic Dragan M - - 2013
To investigate the relationship between inhospital bleeding as defined by Bleeding Academic Research Consortium (BARC) consensus classification and short-term and long-term mortality in unselected patients admitted for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We analysed data of all consecutive patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) admitted for primary PCI, ...
d'Udekem Yves Y Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Pediatrics of the University of Melbourne, and the Murdoch Children's Institute, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The study sought to evaluate the late outcomes of a policy of transatrial repair delayed beyond the neonatal period. Long-term outcomes of transatrial repair of tetralogy of Fallot are unknown. The records of 675 consecutive patients undergoing a transatrial repair of tetralogy of Fallot between 1980 and 2005 were reviewed, ...
Wang Juan J Juan Wang, Xing-Shun Qi, Department of Gastroenterology, No. 463 Hospital of Chinese PLA, Shenyang 110042, Liaoning Province, - - 2013
To compare the outcome of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) between patients receiving restrictive and liberal transfusion. PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were employed to identify all relevant randomized controlled trials regarding the outcome of UGIB after restrictive or liberal transfusion. Primary outcomes were death and rebleeding. Secondary outcomes were ...
Zakliczynski Michael M Department of Cardiac Surgery & Transplantation, Silesian Center for Heart Disease, Zabrze, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2013
Even though coronary angiography (CAG) underestimates coronary allograft vasculopathy (CAV) development, especially in the distal parts of arteries, it remains a frame of reference for International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) CAV classification. A retrospective analysis was performed to assess the prognostic value of CAG findings. Among 310 ...
Salomon du Mont Lucie L Vascular Surgery Unit, University Hospital of Besancon, Besancon, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Randomized controlled trials that have established recommendations for carotid surgery have excluded patients >79 years of age, and in our day to day practice, patients in this age group are becoming more common. We sought to analyze the outcomes of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in octogenarians, determine the risk factors of morbidity ...
Hao Zilong - - 2013
Few studies on whether etiologic subtype can predict outcome in mild stroke are available. The study aim to explore the effect of different etiologic subtype on prognosis of these patients. We prospectively registered consecutive cases of acute ischemic stroke from September. 01, 2009 to August. 31, 2011. Patients with National ...
Ferreira Sidnei - - 2013
to describe the case-fatality rate (CFR) and risk factors of death in children with community-acquired acute pneumonia (CAP) in a pediatric university hospital. a longitudinal study was developed with prospective data collected from 1996 to 2011. Patients aged 1 month to 12 years were included in the study. Those who ...
Tong Feng - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the results following surgeries for the treatment of coarctation of the aorta in Chinese paediatric patients and to compare the surgery outcomes between simple and complex coarctation procedures. Between January 2006 and December 2011, 107 consecutive paediatric patients with coarctation of the ...
Bosselmann Helle - - 2013
-Renal dysfunction is an important prognostic factor in heart failure (HF), but whether this dysfunction progresses to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is unknown. Therefore, we examined incidence and predictors of ESRD in outpatients with HF. -Patients with systolic HF were identified in The Danish Heart Failure database and new-onset ESRD ...
Chin Kelly M KM UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX. Electronic address: - - 2014
Epoprostenol sodium with arginine-mannitol excipients (epoprostenol AM; Veletri [Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Allschwil, Switzerland]) and epoprostenol sodium with glycine-mannitol excipients (epoprostenol GM; Flolan [GlaxoSmithKline, Triangle Park, NC]) are intravenous treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Epoprostenol AM contains different inactive excipients, resulting in greater stability at room temperature compared with epoprostenol ...
Gensicke Henrik - - 2013
To investigate the association of renal impairment on functional outcome and complications in stroke patients treated with IV thrombolysis (IVT). In this observational study, we compared the estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) with poor 3-month outcome (modified Rankin Scale scores 3-6), death, and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) based on the ...
Gallego P - - 2013
Bleeding risk (often perceived, rather than actual) is a common reason for cessation of oral anticoagulation with Vitamin K antagonists (VKA). We investigate clinical outcomes in a consecutive population of VKA naïve atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, who initiated VKA therapy in our clinic. We included consecutive VKA-naïve patients with non ...
Liotta Marcus - - 2013
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with adverse outcomes. This study investigated if already a minimal change of 0 to 0.3 mg/dl in postoperative serum creatinine values was associated with early death and long-term cardiovascular outcomes and death. From the SWEDEHEART registry, we included 25,686 ...
Yoshida Kazuo - - 2013
Objective: Despite recent advances in video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy, some technical limitations still remain. Our current study purpose was to determine if the vessel sealing system (VSS) has utility in this procedure.Method: 112 patients who underwent an anatomic pulmonary lobectomy at our institute were evaluated retrospectively. The burst pressure of pulmonary ...
O'Sullivan Crochan J - - 2013
Our aim was to evaluate the invasive haemodynamic indices of high-risk symptomatic patients presenting with 'paradoxical' low-flow, low-gradient, severe aortic stenosis (AS) (PLF-LG) and low-flow, low-gradient severe AS (LEF-LG) and to compare clinical outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) among these challenging AS subgroups. Of 534 symptomatic patients undergoing ...
Pöpping Daniel M - - 2013
To quantify benefit and harm of epidural analgesia, compared with systemic opioid analgesia, in adults having surgery under general anesthesia. It remains controversial whether adding epidural analgesia to general anesthesia decreases postoperative morbidity and mortality. We searched CENTRAL, EMBASE, PubMed, CINAHL, and BIOSIS till July 2012. We included randomized controlled ...
Qi Xingshun - - 2013
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is the mainstay treatment option for the complications of portal hypertension. Whether or not variceal embolization should be performed during TIPS procedures remains controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis to compare the incidence of shunt dysfunction, variceal rebleeding, encephalopathy, and death between patients treated with TIPS ...
Sun Yan - - 2013
Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and 1st leading cause of disability in Singapore. However the information on long-term post stroke outcomes for Singaporean patients was limited. This study aimed to investigate the post stroke outcomes of 5-year survival and rehospitalization due to stroke recurrence for hemorrhagic and ...
Faggioli Gianluca - - 2013
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in the early period after the onset of cerebral neurologic symptoms seems to be useful in the prevention of recurrent stroke while safety is still under debate. Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis could be associated with silent cerebral ischemic events (CIEs) detectable on cerebral computed tomographic (CT) scans, ...
Galzerano G - - 2013
Aim: Acute limb ischemia (ALI) is not infrequently associated with limb loss (10-30%) or death of the affected patient (15-30%). These results can be even worse in elderly population. The aim of this study is to quantify safety and efficacy of early revascularization in over 90 years old patients with ...
Stathopoulos Ioannis - - 2013
Cardiac tamponade constitutes the most severe clinical consequence of a coronary perforation (CP) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We analyzed 23,399 PCIs and identified 73 patients complicated by CP (0.31%), of which 26 developed tamponade (0.11%). Patients were divided into two groups: CP with tamponade (group A) and CP without ...
Sauaia Filho Euler Nicolau - - 2013
To evaluate the effects of crude extract of Euphorbia tirucalli in cutaneous wound healing. A total of 20 Swiss mice were randomly divided into two groups, aveloz (GA) and control (CG), and each group was further divided into two subgroups based on the deaths scheduled for the 7th and 14th ...
Singh Amit - - 2013
Background: The objective of this study was to assess effect of number of associated anomalies on outcome in oesophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula patients. Materials and Methods: Retrospective analysis of records of neonates admitted with a diagnosis of oesophageal atresia (EA) with or without tracheoesophageal fistula during January ...
Auti Swapnil S SS Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Panchakarma, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, - - 2013
Hyperlipidemia is highly prevalent and is closely related to coronary heart disease which is the most common cause of death. Raised cholesterol is estimated to be responsible for 18% of cerebrovascular disease and 56% of ischemic heart disease. Overall, these diseases account for about 4.4 million deaths (7.9% of the ...
Gao Zhan - - 2013
Drug-eluting stents (DES) are currently the most popular treatment modality for restenosis in bare metal stents and DES. This study compares risks of adverse cardiovascular events between DES-treated in-stent restenosis (ISR) and de novo lesions, an area that has not been systematically studied thus far. One thousand three hundred consecutive ...
Hunt Linda P LP Musculoskeletal Research Unit, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, - - 2013
Death within 90 days after total hip replacement is rare but might be avoidable dependent on patient and treatment factors. We assessed whether a secular decrease in death caused by hip replacement has occurred in England and Wales and whether modifiable perioperative factors exist that could reduce deaths. We took ...
Rodseth Reitze N - - 2013
- To determine if measuring postoperative B-type natriuretic peptides (NP, i.e., B-type natriuretic peptide [BNP] and N-terminal fragment of proBNP [NT-proBNP]) enhances risk stratification, in adult patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, in whom a preoperative NP has been measured. - Preoperative NP concentrations are powerful independent predictors of perioperative cardiovascular complications, ...
Krzych Lukasz J - - 2013
This study sought to evaluate the impact of postoperative delirium with/without cerebral ischemia on short- and long-term mortality in a large cohort of cardiac surgery patients. The study constituted a prospective cohort observation of patients following various cardiac surgery procedures. The investigation was conducted in a single high-volume tertiary cardiac ...
Kunkala Meghana R - - 2013
Myocardial bridging describes systolic compression of the muscular investment of a portion of an epicardial coronary artery. We evaluated the outcome of muscular bridge unroofing of the left anterior descending artery at the time of septal myectomy in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We conducted a case-controlled study of 36 patients ...
Kotani Yasuhiro - - 2013
Reconstruction of anomalous left pulmonary veins (ALPV) requires an anastomosis at a nonanatomic position, posing the potential risk of pulmonary vein obstruction (PVO). The 514 patients who were diagnosed with a pulmonary vein abnormality from 1990 to 2010 were reviewed. Thirty-eight patients (7.4%; median age, 1.4 years; interquartile range, 0.1 to ...
Buysschaert Ian - - 2013
Aims: To report the three-year clinical outcome of the Axxess™ stent, a nitinol self-expanding Biolimus A9™ eluting stent for treatment of de novo coronary bifurcation lesions. The Axxess stent is a new-generation drug-eluting stent that might offer advantages in terms of improved clinical outcomes and safety profile in bifurcation lesion ...
Valente Anne Marie - - 2013
Patients who have undergone the Fontan procedure in later adolescence and adulthood represent a unique population at risk for significant morbidity and mortality. The optimal strategy for long-term management of such patients is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes of patients who had undergone Fontan surgery ...
Pratesi Carlo - - 2013
To report the midterm results of elective endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in a multicenter, clinical unsponsored registry using the Gore Excluder endograft. This study is a retrospective analysis of a multicenter, prospective registry that involved nine centers in Italy. Periodic clinical and radiographic follow-up with ...
MornoĊŸ Cristian - - 2013
It has been shown a good accuracy to predict high left ventricular end-diastolic pressure for a value >1.6 of a new tissue Doppler index, E/(E' × S'), including the ratio between early diastolic transmitral and mitral annulus velocity (E/E'), and the systolic mitral annulus velocity (S'). Our aim was to evaluate the ...
Gillies M A MA Department of Critical Care, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, - - 2014
Trials suggest that the use of i.v. hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions is associ-ated with increased risk of death and acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients. It is uncertain whether similar adverse effects occur in surgical patients. Systematic review and meta-analysis of trials in which patients were randomly allocated ...
Mizuno Atsushi - - 2013
Background: Although the survival rate for repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is dramatically improving, anatomical and functional residua and sequelae followed by arrhythmias and sudden death are still challenging issues to be resolved. Reoperation can reduce the incidence of arrhythmias and sudden death, but there is no consensus on the indications ...
Golpe Rafael - - 2013
To assess the value of the six-minute walk test (6MWT) to predict outcome in non-group 1 pulmonary hypertension (PH). Distance walked during 6MWT has been widely used as a prognostic test in pulmonary arterial hypertension (group 1 pulmonary hypertension); however, little is known regarding its prognostic value in other groups of ...
Hiraoka Arudo - - 2013
The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of advanced age on the postoperative course in open aortic arch repair using hypothermic circulatory arrest and selective antegrade cerebral perfusion. Of 158 consecutive patients who underwent open total arch repair between 2008 and 2012, we retrospectively compared outcomes between ...
Ciccone Marco Matteo - - 2013
Aims: Dolichocarotids (DCs) represent a rare (2-6%) carotid imaging finding in the general population that may be free of clinical significance or be associated with cerebrovascular events. Their detection is traditionally assigned to carotid echo-color Doppler (ECD) and selective angiography (the standard method). The primary aim of this study was ...
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