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Aguilera X - - 2013
Postoperative blood loss in patients after total knee arthroplasty may cause local and systemic complications and influence clinical outcome. The aim of this study was to assess whether fibrin glue or tranexamic acid reduced blood loss compared with routine hemostasis in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. A randomized, single-center, parallel, ...
Liu Yen-Hung - - 2013
Patients with knee OA show altered gait patterns, affecting their quality of living. The current study aimed to quantify the effects of bilateral knee OA on the intra-limb and inter-limb sharing of the support of the body during gait. Fifteen patients with mild, 15 with severe bilateral knee OA, and ...
Radu Heike - - 2013
Though carotid artery stenting (CS) has gained popularity as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy, studies examining long-term results are limited. All consecutive patients who underwent unilateral CS between 7/1993 and 8/2005 with no or non-significant contralateral stenosis were included. Follow-up with duplex sonography and/or angiography and neurological assessment was performed ...
Irwin A - - 2013
In our department we use an enhanced recovery protocol for joint replacement of the lower limb. This incorporates the use of intravenous tranexamic acid (IVTA; 15 mg/kg) at the induction of anaesthesia. Recently there was a national shortage of IVTA for 18 weeks; during this period all patients received an oral ...
Affronti Alessandro - - 2013
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides temporary mechanical circulatory support in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock, allowing time for cardiac recovery. Levosimendan is a calcium sensitizer with inotropic and vasodilatory effects used in the treatment of severe heart failure. It does not increase myocardial oxygen consumption. Its maximum hemodynamic response ...
Sadra Saba - - 2013
Background: Hallux valgus (HV) is associated with poorer performance during gait and balance tasks and is an independent risk factor for falls in older adults. We sought to assess whether corrective HV surgery improves gait and balance. Methods: Using a cross-sectional study design, gait and static balance data were obtained ...
Gavriliu S - - 2013
Introduction: Studies of gait dynamics revealed the complexmotions that the knee must undergo in sync with the hip andankle, in both the swing and support phase of walking. If thesemotions are restricted, usually as a consequence of cerebralpalsy or arthrogryposis, normal gait is hindered; the patientmay be able to walk ...
Larson Kindra A KA Pelvic Floor Research Group and the Division of Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, - - 2013
To describe patient satisfaction after Michigan four-wall sacrospinous ligament suspension for prolapse and identify factors associated with satisfaction. Four hundred fifty-three patients were asked to rate their satisfaction with surgery and complete validated quality-of-life instruments. Postoperative support was extracted from the medical record and assessed when possible. Factors independently associated ...
Ac─▒payam Mehmet - - 2013
In this retrospective study, we investigated the demographic data and evaluated our early postoperative results of premenopausal and postmenopausal females who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). A total of 730 female patients who underwent CABG between April 2004 and January 2012 were included in the study. Patients were ...
Aguirre-Bermeo H - - 2013
To compare tolerance, duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) and clinical outcomes during weaning from MV in patients subjected to either pressure support ventilation (PSV) or proportional assist ventilation (PAV). A prospective, observational study was carried out. Intensive Care Unit. A total of 40 consecutive subjects were allocated to either the ...
Sethi Brijindera Singh - - 2013
Concerns have been raised about differences in the safety profile of potato- versus waxy maize-derived hydroxyethyl starch (HES). The objective of this study was to compare 2 HES solutions derived from 2 different source materials (potato versus waxy maize) for their dose-related effects on hemostasis and organ function when used ...
Sasaki Takashi - - 2013
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is used after congenital heart surgery for several indications, including failure to separate from cardiopulmonary bypass, postoperative low cardiac output syndrome, and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Here, we assessed the outcomes of ECLS in children after cardiac surgery at our institution. Medical records of all children who ...
Viverito Kristen M - - 2013
Abstract This case report and analysis describe the formation of two peer-led mutual support groups conducted within the context of a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Based on our assessment of the success of one of these groups and the failure of the other, we offer several recommendations and suggestions to ...
Chamogeorgakis Themistokles - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to compare outcomes associated with the use of Impella and TandemHeart short-term support devices with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy for postinfarction- or decompensated cardiomyopathy-related cardiogenic shock. Between January 2006 and September 2011, 79 patients were supported with either an Impella axial flow ...
Lee Na Kyung NK Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Science, Daegu University, Republic of - - 2013
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of progressive resistance training (PRT) integrated with foot and ankle compression on the gait ability of post-stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Participants were randomly allocated to two groups: the PRT group (n=14) and the control group (n=14). Subjects in ...
Varmavuo Ville - - 2013
Plerixafor is used in combination with granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor to enhance the mobilization of hematopoietic stem cells. Limited data are available in regard to effects of plerixafor on posttransplant outcomes in chemomobilized patients who appear to mobilize poorly. Eighty-nine chemomobilized patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) were included in this retrospective study. ...
Radman Monique - - 2013
The study objective was to determine the association between preoperative B-type natriuretic peptide levels and outcome after total cavopulmonary connection. Surgical palliation of univentricular cardiac defects requires a series of staged operations, ending in a total cavopulmonary connection. Although outcomes have improved, there remains an unpredictable risk of early total ...
Schumann M - - 2013
/st>Odentogenous abscesses with involvement of the facial or cervical spaces can be life-threatening and often have to be drained under general anaesthesia. Trismus and swelling can make intubation with a Macintosh laryngoscope difficult or even impossible. However, indirect laryngoscopy has been successful when conventional direct laryngoscopy has failed. Therefore, we ...
Chung Christina K CK Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, - - 2013
Assuring adequate enteral nutritional support in critically ill patients is challenging. By describing our experience, we sought to characterize the challenges, benefits, and complications of an approach that stresses enteral nutrition. We examined nutritional support received by victims of blunt trauma from 8 trauma centers. We grouped patients according to ...
Oliva Salvatore - - 2013
Small bowel cleansing by capsule endoscopy has never been addressed in children. Randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of five bowel preparation regimens on the mucosal visibility surface (as percentage of visualized surface area). Group A: a clear liquid diet for 12h on the day before; Group B: high ...
Delgado M - - 2013
Proportional assist ventilation plus (PAV+) applies pressure depending on the patient's inspiratory effort, automatically adjusting flow and volume assist to changes in respiratory mechanics. We aimed to assess the clinical factors associated with the success of PAV+ as first-line support in the acute phase of critical illness. A prospective cohort ...
Terasaki Takamitsu - - 2013
Rescuing patients in severe cardiac failure with extracorporeal support remains challenging. The Gyro pump is a centrifugal blood pump and was now used for cardiopulmonary bypass, although it was originally developed for long-term cardiac assist. Little is known about clinical experiences using this pump. Here, we report on the clinical ...
Howarth Chris - - 2013
A study to determine the long term effectiveness of commonly used radon remedial methods over a 15 year period is discussed. The overall failure rate for remediation systems was 63%, with roughly equal rates for passive and active type systems. The fans used in active systems performed better than expected, ...
Cabrera Antonio G - - 2013
The HeartMate II (HMII; Thoratec, Pleasanton, CA) continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is an established treatment modality for advanced heart failure in adults. The objective of this study was to evaluate outcomes of pediatric patients supported by the HMII LVAD. This was a retrospective review of the Interagency Registry ...
Deo Salil V - - 2013
Data regarding the long-term clinical effects of a continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) on hepato-renal function is limited. Hence our aim was to assess changes in hepato-renal function over a one-year period in patients supported on a CF-LVAD. During the study period 126 patients underwent CF-LVAD implant. Changes ...
Prodhan Parthak - - 2013
Effects of mechanical cardiac support on renal function in children with end-stage heart failure are unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of ventricular assist device (VAD) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) on renal function in children. We performed a single center retrospective observational study in ...
Lundgren Fredrik - - 2013
Patency and limb salvage after synthetic bypass to the arteries below the knee are inferior to that which can be achieved with autologous vein. The use of external support of synthetic polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts to the below-knee position has been suggested to improve patency and limb salvage, a problem analyzed ...
Bunte Matthew C - - 2013
This study aimed to characterize a single-center experience of major bleeding complications during Heartmate II (HMII) left ventricular assist device (VAD) support, with focus on the subtypes and temporal patterns of post-operative bleeding. Bleeding complications are the most common postoperative adverse events following HMII implantation. Timing of bleeding events, relation ...
Mariotti Giuliano - - 2013
Our main aim was to evaluate the ability of electronic feedback and of an electronic referral decision support system (ERSS) to enhance agreement between primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists in priority assignment in clinics. 62 PCPs used a ranking system of waiting times based on different categories of clinical ...
Sung Yun-Hee - - 2013
We investigated whether a hippotherapy simulator has influence on symmetric body weight bearing during gait in patients with stroke. Stroke patients were divided into a control group (n = 10) that received conventional rehabilitation for 60 min/day, 5 times/week for 4 weeks and an experimental group (n = 10) that ...
Kim J H - - 2013
Background:Few studies have analyzed factors that influence longitudinal changes in patient-perceived satisfaction during the recovery period following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for prostate cancer. We investigated variables that were associated with patient-perceived satisfaction after RARP using the expanded prostate cancer index composite (EPIC) survey.Methods:Of 175 men who underwent RARP between ...
Takeda Koji - - 2013
The use of a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) becomes necessary for severe right ventricular (RV) failure after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) insertion. Although temporary support could lead to successful RVAD weaning in certain patients, the data remain scarce. We retrospectively reviewed 398 patients who underwent implantable LVAD insertion ...
Cho Woojin - - 2013
Object Lumbopelvic fixation provides biomechanical support to the base of the long constructs used for adult spinal deformity. However, the failure rate of the lumbopelvic fixation and its risk factors are not well known. The authors' objective was to report the failure rate and risk factors for lumbopelvic fixation in ...
Said Catherine M - - 2013
While it is well established that obstacle crossing is impaired following stroke, it is not known whether obstacle crossing improves as gait improves following stroke. The purpose of this study was to determine whether obstacle crossing changed over a one month time period in people with a recent stroke. Twenty ...
Abrams Darryl C - - 2013
Rationale: Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) may facilitate extubation and ambulation in these patients and potentially improve outcomes. Objectives: We assessed the feasibility of achieving early extubation and ambulation in ...
Guièze Romain - - 2013
Allogeneic haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is associated with frequent and severe malnutrition, which may contribute to transplant-related morbidity. While both enteral nutrition (EN) via a nasogastric tube and parenteral nutrition (PN) are effective, it remains unclear what is the optimal method of nutritional support. We propose to compare the impact ...
Emin Akan - - 2013
Heart transplantation (HTx) is limited by the scarcity of suitable donor hearts. Consequently, more patients with advanced heart failure require a ventricular assist device (VAD). We report UK activity, trends, and outcome for long-term VAD support as a bridging therapy to HTx. Patients were grouped into three eras: E1, February ...
Eskan Mehmet Akif - - 2013
Background. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains a number of biologically active growth factors and previous studies have reported conflicting ridge augmentation results. The primary aim of this randomized, controlled, blinded, clinical trial was to determine if PRP combined with a rapidly resorbing cancellous allograft would enhance the regenerative result when compared ...
Jin Young-Joo YJ Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University Hospital, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon 400-711, South - - 2013
To evaluate clinical outcomes of patients that underwent surgery, transarterial embolization (TAE), or supportive care for spontaneously ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A consecutive 54 patients who diagnosed as spontaneously ruptured HCC at our institution between 2003 and 2012 were retrospectively enrolled. HCC was diagnosed based on the diagnostic guidelines issued ...
Kato Tomoko S TS Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York. Electronic address: - - 2013
Hypoalbuminemia has been recognized as a prognostic indicator in patients with heart failure. We aimed to investigate the association of hypoalbuminemia with postoperative mortality in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. We studied 272 consecutive patients undergoing LVAD implantation from 2000 to 2010 at our institution. Preoperative clinical ...
Rashid Rizwan Haroon - - 2013
A prevailing perception regarding night time surgery is that the probability of complications may be higher due to decreased availability of support staff, surgeon fatigue and other logistical factors. However there is little data supporting this notion in hip fracture surgery and we studied this in the context of Intertrochanteric ...
Zhang Shurong - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Postoperative passive motion is the most widely accepted rehabilitation protocol after rotator cuff repair; however, a rotator cuff retear remains a frequent surgical complication. Clinical outcomes indicate that early passive motion is harmless to rotator cuff healing, but no laboratory evidence supports this proposition. HYPOTHESES:(1) Immediate postoperative immobilization improves rotator ...
Marson Ben - - 2013
Lateral unicompartment knee replacements are performed infrequently in the United Kingdom. This study evaluates the experience of two knee surgeons in a District General Hospital for all lateral unicompartmental arthroplasties performed between October 2007 and August 2011. Two different implants were used in this time period, the Oxford domed and ...
Farid Waqar R R - - 2013
Ischemic-type biliary lesions (ITBLs) are major causes of morbidity after liver transplantation (LT). Their assumed underlying pathophysiological mechanism is ischemia/reperfusion injury of the biliary tree, in which the portal circulation has been proposed recently to have a role. The aim of this study was to investigate whether early histological changes, ...
Mehdi Z - - 2013
To provide a comprehensive review of the current evidence on post-stroke urinary incontinence. An electronic database search was performed to identify relevant studies and review articles related to Urinary Incontinence (UI) in the stroke population between the years 1966 and 2012. Urinary incontinence following stroke is a common problem affecting ...
Voorhuis Frouke T R - - 2013
Stored red blood cells undergo progressive structural and functional changes over time. Recently, concerns have been raised about the transfusion of older red blood cell (RBC) concentrates after cardiac surgery. The objective of the study was to test the hypothesis that longer storage time of RBCs increases the risk of ...
Choi Jae Hyuck - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome as measured by prospective gait analysis of patients undergoing total ankle arthroplasty using a 2-component Salto Talaris total ankle prostheses with a fixed polyethylene bearing. Twenty-one patients with severe ankle arthritis who underwent unilateral total ankle arthroplasty using a ...
Castañeda Pablo - - 2013
: The presence of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) after a slipped capital femoral epiphysis is thought to predispose the subsequent development of osteoarthritis (OA); however, there is a lack of evidence to support this hypothesis. : One hundred twenty-one patients with stable slipped capital femoral epiphysis treated with in situ fixation ...
Hwang Kevin O - - 2013
Delivering personal narratives and peer support for CRC screening in an online weight-loss community could be an efficient approach to engaging individuals at increased risk, because obesity is associated with excess colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality and lower screening rates. Evaluate user engagement and impact of narratives and peer support for ...
Silberman Shuli - - 2013
A comparison was made of the outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) in high-risk patients. All patients aged > 75 years that underwent a procedure for severe aortic stenosis with or without coronary revascularization at the authors' institution were included in the study; ...
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