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Delsart Pascal - - 2013
Mid-term and long-term mortality after aortic dissection remain high and due to unknown factors. To determine predicting factors at the acute phase associated with mid- and long-term all-cause mortality, patients with type B aortic dissection including intramural hematoma, treated in one referral university center in an area with a population ...
Piippo Anna - - 2013
Object The aim of this study was to assess the early and long-term excess mortality in patients with intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) compared with a matched general Finnish population in an unselected, population-based series. Methods The authors identified 227 patients with DAVFs admitted to 2 of the 5 Departments ...
Raju Vijayakumar - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Tetralogy of Fallot, or double-outlet right ventricle with atrioventricular (AV) septal defect (TOF/DORV-AVSD), is rare, with limited long-term data available. We report our institutional experience and outcome over a 50-year period. METHODS: From January 1961 to January 2011, 73 patients (50 males [68%]), with a mean age of 6.8 ...
Paraskevas K I - - 2013
The Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial (CREST) has been used to support the equivalence of carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in the treatment of carotid stenosis in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. This inclusion of two different forms of the disease decreased the power and significance ...
Weidemann Frank - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The long-term effects of enzyme-replacement therapy (ERT) in Fabry disease are unknown. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine whether ERT in patients with advanced Fabry disease affects progression towards 'hard' clinical endpoints in comparison with the natural course of the disease. METHODS: A total of 40 ...
Johnson Marques S - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Endoleak after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) can affect the durability of the repair and lead to continued sac expansion, rupture, and the need for further endovascular or open surgical interventions. The purpose of this study was to determine whether chronic anticoagulation therapy with warfarin is associated with an ...
Nakano Jota - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Higher rates of incomplete revascularization (IR) and reduced patency are possible drawbacks of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB); both may adversely affect outcome after surgery. This study was conducted to shed light on the relationships among IR, angiographic patency, and midterm results after OPCAB surgery. METHODS: A total ...
Zhang Yue - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The persistence of polymer may be related to late and very late stent thrombosis. Recently, biodegradable polymer (BD) and polymer-free (PF) stents have become a focus for prevention of detrimental clinical events. However, the long-term efficacy of these types of stent compared to that of permanent polymer (PP) stents ...
Sobolev Boris G - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to evaluate the effect of delays on adverse events while waiting for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: An observational study that prospectively followed patients from registration on a wait list to removal for planned surgery, death while waiting, or unplanned emergency surgery. The population-based registry ...
Borghi Claudio - - 2013
A head-to-head evaluation of the effect of ramipril and zofenopril on the cardiovascular mortality rate of patients with chronic heart failure (HF) in the setting of clinical practice is not yet available. We prospectively enrolled 224 patients with all-cause HF, who were untreated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor ...
Lopes Renato D - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We assessed the incidence and timing of post-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) atrial fibrillation (AF) related and not related to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG); described the use of antithrombotic therapy; and evaluated the association of AF with mortality. METHODS: We studied 9242 high-risk non-ST-segment elevation (NSTE) ACS patients enrolled ...
Carson Jeffrey L - - 2013
Prior trials suggest it is safe to defer transfusion at hemoglobin levels above 7 to 8 g/dL in most patients. Patients with acute coronary syndrome may benefit from higher hemoglobin levels. We performed a pilot trial in 110 patients with acute coronary syndrome or stable angina undergoing cardiac catheterization and ...
Watanabe Kazuhiro - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to clarify the risk and characteristics of intestinal failure (IF) in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: The present study was a retrospective study in 12 hospitals. CD patients who underwent initial surgery at any of the 12 hospitals between 1970 and 2009 ...
Edlin Pearl - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The objective was to compare long-term survival after operations for active infective endocarditis (IE) in native or prosthetic valves. We also investigated differences in early death and postoperative complications. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study including all patients who underwent operations for IE between January 2002 and July ...
Czarnecki Andrew - - 2013
Assessment of chest pain is one of the most common reasons for emergency department visits in developed countries. Although guidelines recommend primary care physician (PCP) follow-up for patients who are subsequently discharged, little is known about the relationship between physician follow-up and clinical outcomes. An observational study was conducted on ...
Maizel Julien - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is known to expose the patient to a high risk of death due to cardiovascular and infective causes. In parallel, septic shock is a major challenge for cardiovascular and immune system. Therefore we tried to determine whether non-dialysis CKD, defined as a baseline estimated glomerular ...
de la Torre Hernandez Jose M - - 2013
The cobalt chromium everolimus-eluting stent (CoCr-EES) has shown the best safety and efficacy profile in the trials conducted so far. Recently, a new EES with a platinum-based platform (PtCr-EES) has been introduced in the market. There is only one study comparing both stents, but with important exclusion criteria. We sought ...
Mendiz Oscar A - - 2013
Aims: To assess the results of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using the Medtronic CoreValve prosthesis (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota), without balloon predilation, in high-risk patients with degenerated severe aortic stenosis. Methods and Results: 51 consecutive patients who underwent direct TAVI, 98% through a transfemoral approach (TF). Patients were 79±8 years ...
Choi Jong Bum - - 2013
We examined perioperative predictors of sustained sinus rhythm (SR) in patients undergoing the Cox maze operation and concomitant cardiac surgery for structural heart disease. From October 1999 to December 2008, 90 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) underwent the Cox maze operation and other concomitant cardiac surgery. Eighty-nine patients, all except ...
Ennen S - - 2013
The objective of this study was to retrospectively analyse the puerperal development of ewes referred to a veterinary teaching hospital following caesarean section in comparison with assisted parturition. Laparotomy was performed either via left flank incision (group 1, n=86) or ventral mid-line approach (group 2, n=33). Both groups were compared ...
Oda Shinichiro - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine our long-term results of mitral valve (MV) repair with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) sutures and to determine the predictors for the outcome of this procedure. METHODS: Between 1995 and 2011, MV repair with chordal reconstruction by artificial chordae was achieved in 78 patients (34 males and ...
Park Tai Hwan - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several stroke risk scores for prediction of functional outcome have been developed, but rarely validated in Asian populations. We assessed the validity of the iScore, recently developed from Canadian stroke population, in an Asian stroke population from Korea. METHODS: We applied the iScore to 4061 eligible participants ...
Albåge Anders - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The cut-and-sew Cox-maze III procedure is the gold standard for surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. The aim was to study early and long-term mortality based on registry analyses in Swedish Cox-maze III patients. METHODS: Preoperative and early postoperative data were analyzed in 536 patients (male/female (425/111), mean age 57 ± ...
Sakamoto Yasunari - - 2013
Objective: To investigate the 5-year patency rates and predictors of restenosis after self-expanding nitinol stent implantation for chronic total occlusion (CTO) in superficial femoral and proximal popliteal artery (SFPA) lesions. Background: Outcomes and long-term patency rates after self-expanding nitinol stent for CTO in the SFPA lesions have not been clarified. ...
Klarich Kyle W - - 2013
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) has been considered a "benign" form of HC, with limited data on long-term outcome. We compared apical HC patients with a non-HC, age- and gender-matched Minnesota white population to identify outcomes and prognostic factors. Between 1976 and 2006, 193 patients (62% men) with apical HC were ...
Russell Robert D - - 2013
Apixaban and rivaroxaban are oral direct factor Xa (FXa) inhibitors used for VTE prevention after total hip (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A meta-analysis of level I studies comparing rivaroxaban 10 mg daily or apixaban 2.5 mg twice daily to enoxaparin for the prevention of VTE after THA or ...
Abizaid Alexandre - - 2013
Aims: To assess the two-year clinical follow-up of the NEVO RES-1 study, a randomised comparison between the NEVO™ sirolimus-eluting coronary stent system (NEVO SES) and the TAXUS Liberté™ paclitaxel-eluting stent (TAXUS PES). Methods and results: NEVO RES-I randomised 394 patients with single de novo lesions with a maximum length of ...
Gheorghiade Mihai - - 2013
Hospitalizations for heart failure (HHF) represent a major health burden, with high rates of early postdischarge rehospitalization and mortality. To investigate whether aliskiren, a direct renin inhibitor, when added to standard therapy, would reduce the rate of cardiovascular (CV) death or HF rehospitalization among HHF patients. International, double-blind, placebo-controlled study ...
Yu Simon Chun Ho - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic brain hemorrhage was a significant cause of periprocedural stroke or death following stenting in the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis trial, which called into question the safety of Wingspan stenting for intracranial atherosclerosis. This study analyzed the role of a learning ...
Bergeson Adam G - - 2013
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is a less invasive treatment for medial gonarthrosis. However, registry data have demonstrated higher revision and early failure rates. The purpose of this study is to report the early survivorship and failure modes in a series of 1000 consecutive medial mobile bearing UKA. UKA patients with ...
Carluccio Erberto - - 2013
AIMS: Although many transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) measurements have been shown to predict outcome in heart failure (HF), whether incremental risk prediction is afforded by their combination is unknown. We developed a simple echocardiographic risk score of mortality in HF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed TTE in 747 systolic HF ...
Yu Simon Chun Ho - - 2013
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the 1-year clinical and angiographic outcome of angioplasty and stenting of intracranial atherosclerosis using Wingspan and Gateway system. METHODS: In this prospective study, patients with symptomatic lesions were treated and followed clinically and angiographically by digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for 1 year. The two ...
Ademi Zanfina - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To report on two-year cardiovascular (CV) event rates and quantify the cost of cardiovascular disease using the Australian Reduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) registry. METHODS: Prospective registry of 2873 patients with multiple risk factors (MRF), coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular disease (CerVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD), ...
Puricel Serban - - 2013
Aims: Second-generation everolimus-eluting stents (EES) are safer and more efficient than first-generation paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES). Third-generation biolimus-eluting stents (BES) have been found to be non-inferior to PES. To date, there is no available comparative study between EES and BES. We aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of BES with ...
Schwartz Robert P - - 2013
We examined the association between the expansion of methadone and buprenorphine treatment and the prevalence of heroin overdose deaths in Baltimore, Maryland from 1995 to 2009. We conducted a longitudinal time series analysis of archival data using linear regression with the Newey-West method to correct SEs for heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation, ...
Deftereos Spyridon - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of remote ischemic post-conditioning (RIPC) by repeated intermittent balloon inflations in preventing acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). AKI complicating PCI is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. ...
Piccini Jonathan P - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To investigate outcomes following cardioversion or catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) treated with warfarin or rivaroxaban. BACKGROUND: There are limited data on outcomes following cardioversion or catheter ablation in AF patients treated with factor Xa inhibitors. METHODS: We compared the incidence of electrical cardioversion (ECV), pharmacologic ...
Zilberszac Robert - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To describe the natural history of combined stenotic and regurgitant aortic valve disease. BACKGROUND: Data on outcome and prognostic factors in combined aortic valve disease are scarce. METHODS: 71 consecutive asymptomatic patients (21 female, age 52±17 yrs) with at least moderate aortic stenosis in combination with at least moderate ...
Aldweib Nael - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare survival of asymptomatic patients with prior revascularization and ischemia, who subsequently underwent repeat revascularization or medical therapy (MT). BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is progressive and recurring, thus stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) is widely used to identify ischemia in patients with prior revascularization. METHODS: Of 6750 patients ...
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To estimate the incidence of and risk factors for modifications to first antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen, treatment interruption and death. A total of 21 801 patients from 18 cohorts in Europe and North America starting ART on regimens including at least two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and boosted protease inhibitor or ...
Soppa Gopal - - 2013
OBJECTIVESThe clinical outcomes of patients discharged after prolonged postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) stay following cardiac surgery are unclear. The aim of this study was to assess survival and functional status in patients whose ICU stay exceeded 5 or 10 days in a tertiary cardiac surgical unit.METHODSPatients undergoing adult cardiac ...
Fokkema Margriet - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Selective endarterectomy of external carotid artery (ECA) stenosis has been considered a therapeutic option for patients presenting with symptomatic ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion to correct cerebral hypoperfusion or eliminate a source of emboli. However, data are scarce, and the long-term benefit of ECA revascularization remains unclear. Our ...
Goode S D - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has evolved to treat carotid artery disease with the intention of prevent stroke. The British Society of Interventional Radiologists developed a voluntary registry to monitor the practice of this novel procedure. We present the data from the United Kingdom (UK) CAS registry for short and ...
Coleman Dawn M - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Flow-limiting lesions or embolic phenomena can produce vertebrobasilar ischemia. This study aims to differentiate the pathophysiology of vertebral ischemia and examine contemporary outcomes after distal vertebral reconstruction. METHODS: Between February 2005 and November 2011, 41 consecutive distal vertebral artery (VA) reconstructions were performed in 34 patients, including bypass to ...
Adachi Taichi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Long-term outcome and safety concerns regarding drug-eluting stents (DES) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) treatment is still debated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data from 1937 patients with complete 5-year follow-up (94.5%) from a multicenter registry of sirolimus-eluting stents (J-PMS). The patients were divided into 2 groups: AMI (n=133) ...
Wagener Gebhard - - 2013
Early allograft dysfunction (EAD) is a serious complication after liver transplantation (LT). There is no uniform definition of EAD, and most definitions are based on arbitrary laboratory values. The aim of this study was to devise a definition of EAD that maximizes the predictive power for early death and graft ...
Vogelzang Judith - - 2013
BackgroundTo evaluate transitions in causes of death in patients with renal replacement therapy (RRT) since childhood over time, we performed a 10-year extension of the Late Effects of Renal Insufficiency in Children (LERIC) study.MethodsThe LERIC cohort consisted of all 249 Dutch patients, who were born before 1979 and started RRT ...
Tallman Martin S - - 2013
The purpose of this prospective observational study was to determine the incidence of hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), following gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO) therapy in routine clinical practice. Patients receiving GO for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were eligible. Assessments were requested to be performed weekly for 6 weeks after the start of ...
Costa J Ribamar JR - - 2013
Aims: We sought to assess the long term efficacy of the novel VESTAsync™ Eluting Stent (VES) combining a Cro-Co platform with a nanothin-microporous hydroxyapatite surface coating impregnated with a polymer-free low-dose of Sirolimus (55μg). Methods: The Vestasync II trial was a randomized (2:1), double-blinded, multicenter comparison of the VES to ...
Aydemir Numan Ali - - 2013
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the outcomes of patients undergoing surgical repair of isolated ventricular septal defect (VSD) in the first year of life with particular attention to age and severity of pulmonary hypertension (PH). METHODS: Between July 1, 2002 and May 31, 2012, 282 patients aged less than one year ...
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