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Kim Geena - - 2013
N-terminal prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is known to be valuable as a prognostic marker for the management of heart failure. This study aimed to assess the serial changes of serum NT-proBNP levels as a prognostic factor for outcomes of pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy (DC). A retrospective study reviewed echocardiographic measurements ...
Benedetto Umberto - - 2013
Controversy still exists about the superiority of the radial artery (RA) over the saphenous vein graft (SVG) as a second conduit for surgical myocardial revascularization. We aimed to investigate the presence of any survival benefit from use of the RA and relate it to patients' age. Propensity score matching was ...
Kunkala Meghana R MR Division of Cardiovascular Surgery (M.R.K., H.V.S., Z.L.) and Division of Cardiovascular Diseases (H.C.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (I.V., S.A.L., J.S.C.); Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX (I.V., S.A.L., J.S.C.); and McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine and Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD - - 2013
Cardiac manifestations of Marfan syndrome include aortic root dilation and mitral valve prolapse (MVP). Only scant data exist describing MVP in patients with Marfan syndrome undergoing aortic root replacement. We retrospectively analyzed data from 166 MFS patients with MVP who were enrolled in a prospective multicenter registry of patients who ...
Lee H Y - - 2013
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a severe cutaneous adverse drug reaction that is associated with mortality of 40%. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is widely used as specific treatment for this reaction although evidence of its benefit is conflicting. We sought to evaluate if the use of IVIg improved mortality in patients ...
Yoshida Kazunori - - 2013
To improve the clinical outcome of patients with severe functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) associated with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM), we compared the therapeutic efficacy of mitral annuloplasty (MAP) with that of mitral valve replacement (MVR). In a retrospective observation 63 consecutive patients underwent mitral valve surgery for severe ICM-FMR from November ...
Herrmann Sebastian - - 2013
Aortic valve stenosis (AS) in patients >75 years of age is a challenge for diagnosis and management of every day clinical routine. Therefore, this clinical follow-up study aims to investigate predictors of death in patients with advanced stages of AS. In a single-center study, all patients (n = 157) with primary conservatively ...
Patel Reshma B RB Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, - - 2013
The goal of this study was to evaluate whether protamine usage after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) increased within the Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE) in response to studies indicating that protamine reduces bleeding complications associated with CEA without increasing the risk of stroke. We reviewed 10,059 CEAs, excluding concomitant ...
Arthur John M - - 2013
Biomarkers for acute kidney injury (AKI) have been used to predict the progression of AKI, but a systematic comparison of the prognostic ability of each biomarker alone or in combination has not been performed. In order to assess this, we measured the concentration of 32 candidate biomarkers in the urine ...
Sarfo Fred S - - 2013
Information on the long-term effectiveness and tolerability of efavirenz- or nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Africa is lacking. The primary objective of this retrospective observational study was to compare the long-term clinical and immunological outcomes of efavirenz- versus nevirapine-based first-line ART in a large government clinic in Ghana. The main ...
Scirica Benjamin M BM TIMI Study Group, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2013
The cardiovascular safety and efficacy of many current antihyperglycemic agents, including saxagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, are unclear. We randomly assigned 16,492 patients with type 2 diabetes who had a history of, or were at risk for, cardiovascular events to receive saxagliptin or placebo and followed them for ...
Singh G K - - 2013
Background: Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening dermatological emergencies. Many immunosuppressive modalities have been tried with variable results. Aims: To determine the efficacy of cyclosporine in cases of SJS and TEN and compare the efficacy with systemic corticosteroid in the same condition. Methods: Study was ...
Rahman I A - - 2013
In 2010 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) released guidelines on venous thromboembolism. Strategy focused on risk assessment, antiembolic stockings, sequential compression devices, subcutaneous high dose enoxaparin (40mg), early mobilisation and hydration. The 40mg enoxaparin dose over the previous 20mg regimen was worrisome, and its effect on ...
Alassar Aiman A From the *Department of Cardiac Surgery, and †Department of Cardiology, St. George's Hospital, London, - - 2013
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is considered the standard of care for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis unsuitable for surgery. However, short- and long-term mortality after TAVI are still relatively high. The aim of this study was to establish survival, predictive factors, and causes of mortality after TAVI at ...
Choi Jae-Woong JW Seoul National University Hospital, Jongno-gu, Seoul, - - 2013
Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a common clinical manifestation after cardiac valve replacement. The results of surgical management for mitral PVL were evaluated and compared according to the surgery employed. Between September 1995 and September 2009, a total of 52 patients (30 males, 22 females; mean age 57.2 +/- 13.0 years) ...
Tan Tze-Woei TW Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, La. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of patients after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) who developed postoperative hypertension or hypotension requiring the administration of intravenous vasoactive medication (IVMED). We examined consecutive, primary elective CEA performed by 128 surgeons within the Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE) database ...
Belardi Jorge A - - 2013
We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the Resolute™ zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES) in real-world clinical practice through 3 years. A randomized comparison of the R-ZES and the XIENCE V™ everolimus-eluting stent showed no difference in any outcomes through 3-year follow-up in high-volume academic centers. RESOLUTE International is a confirmatory trial ...
Alsac Jean-Marc - - 2013
Descending thoracic acute aortic syndromes (DTAASs) are life-threatening pathologies in which thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is an attractive therapeutic option. There are few data in the literature on the survival and morbidity rates of TEVAR in such indications. We provide the results of TEVAR from our single-center cohort of ...
Laskaratos Faidon-Marios - - 2013
Gastrostomy insertion is of benefit to selected patients, but 30-day mortality is as high as 54 % in some patient groups. The current study examines risk factors associated with 30-day mortality in a cohort of patients who underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) or radiologically-inserted gastrostomy (RIG) in a district general hospital ...
Goy Elizabeth R - - 2013
This study aims to improve recognition of hospice eligibility for patients with Parkinson disease (PD) by ascertaining which variables have a higher probability of occurring uniquely in 6 to 12 months before death when compared to 18 to 24 months before death. Participants were 339 patients who died who were ...
Olson Daiwai M - - 2013
Object Cerebral artery vasospasm is a major cause of death and disability in patients recovering from subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Although the exact cause of vasospasm is unknown, one body of research suggests that clearing blood products by CSF drainage is associated with a lower frequency and severity of vasospasm. There ...
Kim Hyungtae - - 2013
This study was undertaken to assess the early and long-term results of total repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and to identify the risk factors associated with late right ventricular (RV) dilatation. The medical records of 326 patients (male:female = 192:134) who underwent total repair of TOF at Pusan National ...
Domoto Satoru - - 2013
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the effect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and to determine whether preoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) can be a predictor of long-term outcomes after CABG. 486 Japanese patients who underwent isolated CABG ...
Choi Ho-Rim - - 2013
Mortality rates after revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) for periprosthetic sepsis were investigated in 93 patients and compared to 93 patients, matched for age, gender, year of surgery, who underwent revision for aseptic failures. The mortality rate was 33% (31/93) in the septic group and 22% (20/93) in the aseptic ...
Hermanides Hillegonda Sophia - - 2013
Background: We estimated the impact of loss to follow-up (LTFU) on the mortality rate amongst HIV-1 infected patients in Curaçao. Methods: A total of 214 therapy-naïve HIV-1 infected patients aged 15 years or older upon entering into HIV care between January 2005 and July 2009 were included. Persons who discontinued ...
Wierzchowski Pawel P Department of General and Endocrine Surgery, University Hospital No. 1, Bydgoszcz, - - 2013
Upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding (UGIB) remains a valid issue of modern medicine. The mortality and recurrence rates remain high and have not decreased as expected over the past decades. to assess the treatment outcomes of nonvariceal UGIB depending on the timing of endoscopy (urgent vs. elective) and to perform an ...
Vinikoor Michael Jeffrey - - 2013
We evaluated the association of the number of late antiretroviral therapy (ART) refills with patient outcomes in a large public-sector human immunodeficiency virus treatment program in Lusaka, Zambia. Using pharmacy data routinely collected during 2004-2010, we calculated the number of late refills during the initial year of ART. We used ...
Bolognesi Michael P - - 2013
Simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) reportedly has higher postoperative complication rates than staged procedures, but little is known about recent trends and outcomes among Medicare patients. In a 5% national sample of Medicare beneficiaries older than 65years, we identified 83,441 patients who underwent elective TKA between 2000 and 2009 ...
Lindberg-Larsen Martin - - 2013
Bilateral total hip arthroplasty (BTHA) and bilateral simultaneous total hip arthroplasty (BSTHA) are done increasingly. Previous studies evaluating outcomes after bilateral procedures have found different results. The aim of this study was to investigate length of hospital stay (LOS), 30 days readmissions and 90 days mortality after BSTHA and BTHA on a ...
Hernández-Fernández Francisco - - 2013
Embolic protection devices may decrease periprocedural thromboembolic complications during carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS). When using proximal-protection devices (PPDs), protection starts before crossing the lesion. However, in the medical literature, its use is scarcely reported compared with that of distal-protection filters (DPDs). The objective of this study was to compare ...
Zhang Bo - - 2013
The reoperations of postoperative residual ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are associated with higher risks. Our aim is to assess the efficacy and safety of transcatheter closure of postoperative residual VSDs using perimembranous VSD occluders. Twenty-one patients with residual VSDs underwent transcatheter closure in our center from January 2005 to January ...
Dinicolantonio James J - - 2013
Ascertain platelet inhibition and patient outcomes (PLATO) trial conduct. We examined information from the FDA complete response review. FDA Medical Review indicated that (1) patients on ticagrelor monitored by the study sponsor had a lower odds ratio for the primary endpoint (p=0.0004) versus ticagrelor patients monitored by a third party ...
Numeroso F - - 2013
Aim: The aim of this paper was to assess short and long term prognostic value of the OESIL risk score (ORS), a risk stratification rule for syncope which consider abnormal ECG, age > 65, history of cardiovascular diseases, lack of prodromal symptoms to identify patients at higher risk of mortality ...
Wong Keng Lin - - 2013
Introduction: This study aims to evaluate the predictive factors affecting the clinical outcome of Below Knee Amputations (BKA) performed in diabetic foot patients admitted to National University Hospital (NUH) Multi-Disciplinary Diabetic Foot Team. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective cohort study of 151 patients admitted to the Department of ...
Reimerink Jorik J - - 2013
Randomized comparison of endovascular repair (EVAR) with open repair (OR) in patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA). Despite advances in operative technique and perioperative management RAAA remains fraught with a high rate of death and complications. Outcome may improve with a minimally invasive surgical technique: EVAR. All patients ...
Leung Alexander A AA Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, - - 2013
The prognostic implications of preoperative hypernatremia are unknown. We sought to determine whether preoperative hypernatremia is a predictor of 30-day perioperative morbidity and mortality. We conducted a cohort study using the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and identified 908,869 adult patients undergoing major surgery from approximately 300 ...
Serruys Patrick W PW Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. - - 2013
This study sought to report the final 5 years follow-up of the landmark LEADERS (Limus Eluted From A Durable Versus ERodable Stent Coating) trial. The LEADERS trial is the first randomized study to evaluate biodegradable polymer-based drug-eluting stents (DES) against durable polymer DES. The LEADERS trial was a 10-center, assessor-blind, ...
Al Khudairy Ammar A Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford City, - - 2013
PURPOSE. To compare morbidity and mortality after hip fracture surgery in patients withholding clopidogrel for 3 to 6 days versus ≥7 days or more. METHODS. Records of 16 men and 31 women aged 49 to 92 (mean, 80.2) years who underwent hip fracture surgery after withholding clopidogrel for 3 to ...
Shimoyama Takashi - - 2013
Background: It is unknown whether the clinical features and outcomes of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients who undergo maintenance hemodialysis (HD) at the time of ICH are similar to those of general ICH patients. Methods: We retrospectively examined the medical records of ICH patients admitted to the Stroke Center of Kawasaki ...
Castelli Gabriele - - 2013
-Contemporary therapeutic options have led to substantial improvement in survival of heart failure (HF) patients. However, limited evidence is available specifically regarding idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM). We thus examined changes in prognosis of a large IDCM cohort systematically followed over the last thirty years. -From 1977 to 2011, 603 consecutive ...
Ndrepepa Gjin G Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität, München, - - 2013
Little is known about the impact of bleeding site on mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of access and non-access site bleeding within 30 days after percutaneous coronary intervention on mortality. This study represents a pooled patient-level analysis of 14 180 ...
Broughton Ellie - - 2013
Introduction. In recent years craniectomy has been widely used in the management of traumatic brain injury and ischaemic stroke. The objective of this study was to evaluate the indications, techniques and outcomes for patients undergoing cranioplasty over a recent 7-year period in a geographically distinct population. Materials and methods. An ...
Providência Rui - - 2013
Dabigatran etexilate, a new thrombin inhibitor, has been shown to be comparable to warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, there is a limited body of evidence on the efficacy and safety of using dabigatran among patients undergoing AF catheter ablation. A random effects meta-analysis was performed of controlled ...
Bünger Carsten M - - 2013
This study analyzed the outcome of a combined endovascular and debranching procedure for hybrid aortic arch repair (HAR) in patients with complicated type B aortic dissection. Between February 2006 and August 2012, HAR was performed in 75 consecutive patients, with retrospective analysis of a subgroup of 45 patients who underwent ...
Hornung Marius - - 2013
Percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure for secondary stroke prevention is discussed controversially. Long-term data comparing different closure devices are limited. The objective is the prospective comparison of procedural complications and long-term results after PFO closure in patients with cryptogenic stroke randomized to three different closure devices. Between January 2001 ...
Stiermaier Thomas - - 2013
Objectives The long-term performance of polymer-free stent systems in patients with diabetes mellitus has not been investigated extensively. This study reports long-term results of the LIPSIA Yukon trial which compared the polymer-free sirolimus-eluting Yukon Choice stent with the polymer-based paclitaxel-eluting Taxus Liberté stent in this subpopulation. At 9 months, the ...
Payvar Saeed - - 2013
Risk stratification in patients admitted with worsening heart failure (HF) is essential for tailoring therapy and counselling. Risk models are available but rarely used, in part because many require laboratory and imaging results that are not routinely available. Body temperature is associated with prognosis in other illnesses, and we hypothesized ...
Yoo Jae Suk - - 2013
To compare the long-term echocardiographic mitral valve (MV) durability after MV repair performed through a minithoracotomy versus conventional sternotomy. A total of 299 patients who underwent MV repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) through minithoracotomy (n = 179) or sternotomy (n = 120), between April 2004 and January 2010, were evaluated. To adjust the ...
Im Eui - - 2013
Long-term clinical outcomes were evaluated in long coronary artery stenosis treated with different types of drug-eluting stents. Long-term follow-up data to compare clinical outcomes between Resolute™ zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES) versus sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) implantation for long coronary artery stenosis is insufficient. A total of 254 patients (307 lesions) treated with ...
Al-Damluji Mohammed Salim - - 2013
The aim of this study is to provide an evidence-based review of the periprocedural safety and long-term effectiveness of carotid artery stenting (CAS) compared to carotid endarterectomy (CEA), with particular attention paid to the use of embolic protection devices and patients at high risk for CEA. Electronic databases (Ovid Medline, ...
Dumont Travis M - - 2013
Technological advances have resulted in diminishing perioperative complications reported during carotid artery stenting (CAS) trials. Because trial experience lags behind technological advances, an understanding of the incidence of perioperative complications after CAS remains in flux. In this single-arm, observational study, a contemporary experience of CAS at a high-volume academic training ...
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