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Mogabgab Owen - - 2013
The Boston Scientific CrossBoss and Stingray Coronary CTO Crossing and Re-Entry devices (formerly the BridgePoint Medical System) can improve success rates in chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but there are no published data on long-term clinical outcomes. The acute and long-term outcomes of 170 consecutive patients who ...
Domb Benjamin G - - 2013
BACKGROUND:The acetabular labrum is an important structure that plays a significant role in proper biomechanical function of the hip joint. When the labrum is significantly deficient, arthroscopic reconstruction could provide a potential solution for the nonfunctional labrum. PURPOSE:To compare the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic labral reconstruction (RECON) with those of ...
Trump Donald L - - 2013
Cabozantinib (XL184) is an orally bioavailable tyrosine kinase inhibitor with activity against MET and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2. We evaluated the activity of cabozantinib in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) in a phase II randomized discontinuation trial with an expansion cohort. Patients received 100mg of cabozantinib daily. ...
Jahromi Hamidreza Eftekharian - - 2013
This study aimed to determine if preoperative oral administration of metoclopramide, chlorpromazine, gabapentin, or dexamethasone would effectively reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in the first 24 hours after surgery in patients undergoing maxillofacial trauma surgery. One hundred fifty patients with maxillofacial skeletal trauma that need open reduction and internal ...
Prevost Andrea G - - 2013
Background: To investigate whether maintenance percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for significant stenosis after infrainguinal bypass grafting affects long-term patency of the bypass grafts in comparison to those not needing intervention. Patients and methods: The cohort includes 141 consecutive patients with 157 infrainguinal vein grafts performed from January 1996 to December ...
Huang Rui - - 2013
In the present study, a set of self-designed measurement protocols for the precision of coaxial needle placement (PCNP) was proposed and applied in a computed tomography (CT)-guided transthoracic needle biopsy (TNB) audit of an interventional radiologist to determine if the PCNP was commensurate with the experience of the operator. A ...
Inglessis Ignacio - - 2013
This study sought to examine the frequency of indications for and the immediate and long-term clinical outcomes of transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO). Transcatheter PFO closure is commonly performed for several indications, including cryptogenic stroke, despite conflicting data regarding the efficacy of this intervention. We report the outcomes ...
Moraes Maria Antonieta P de - - 2013
To assess the effectiveness of healthcare team guidance in the implementation of a glycemic control protocol in the non-intensive care unit of a cardiology hospital. This was a randomized clinical trial comparing 9 months of intensive guidance by a healthcare team on a protocol for diabetes care (Intervention Group, nā€Š=ā€Š95) ...
Kim Jin-Soo JS Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, - - 2013
Lidocaine is a useful intravenous and topical adjunct to facilitate tracheal intubation. We evaluated the effect of tracheal lidocaine on tracheal intubating conditions without neuromuscular blocking agent and hemodynamics during anesthesia induction with propofol and remifentanil target-controlled infusion (TCI). Fifty patients, aged 18-60 years, scheduled for closed reduction of fractured ...
Cilingir Altug A Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, - - 2013
The purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the flexural properties of a recently introduced urethane dimethacrylate denture base material (Eclipse) after being repaired with two different materials. Two repair groups and a control group consisting of 10 specimens each were generated. The ES group was repaired with ...
Bulut Mehmet M Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Dicle University Medical Faculty, Diyarbakir, - - 2013
There is no consensus on the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip in children less than 24 months of age. The aim of this study was to present the results of open reduction and concomitant primary soft-tissue intervention in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip in children less ...
Wolak Talya T Department of Medicine D, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, - - 2013
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is one of the major causes of new-onset renal failure in hospitalized patients. Although renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blocking agents are widely used among patients requiring contrast studies, data on the effect of these agents on the development of CIN are sparse and inconsistent. To evaluate in a ...
Klek Stanislaw - - 2013
Immunonutrition is assumed to enhance immune system function. In surgical patients, it is supposed to reduce postoperative complications. However, results of recent clinical trials have been puzzling and have not supported this theory. The aim of our study was to evaluate the value of enteral and parenteral postoperative immunonutrition. After ...
Stinear Cathy M - - 2013
The ability to live independently after stroke depends on the recovery of upper limb function. We hypothesized that bilateral priming with active-passive movements before upper limb physiotherapy would promote rebalancing of corticomotor excitability and would accelerate upper limb recovery at the subacute stage. A single-center randomized controlled trial of bilateral ...
Garg Karan - - 2013
Endovascular interventions for critical limb ischemia are associated with inferior limb salvage (LS) rates in most randomized trials and large series. This study examined the long-term outcomes of selective use of endovascular-first (endo-first) and open-first strategies in 302 patients from March 2007 to December 2010. Endo-first was selected if (1) the ...
von Birgelen Clemens - - 2013
Third-generation, permanent-polymer-based drug-eluting stents with novel, flexible designs might be more easily delivered than previous generations of stents in complex coronary lesions, but might be less longitudinally stable. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy in all-comer patients of two third-generation stents that are often used clinically, but that ...
Hougaard Mikkel - - 2013
We used the Western Denmark Heart Registry to assess one-year and long-term all-cause mortality and stent failure following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) or bare-metal stents (BMS). The use of DES compared with BMS during PCI has reduced the risk of restenosis in native coronary artery lesions. ...
Boguszewski Dariusz D Division of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Ward. Medical University of Warsaw, - - 2013
Background. Kinesiology Taping (KT) is being increasingly more often used in musculoskeletal rehabilita tion. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of Kinesiology Taping on rehabilitation outcomes in patients following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Materials and methods. The study enrolled 26 patients (16 women and 10 ...
Abramowitz Yigal Y Department of Cardiology, The Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
To assess the safety and effectiveness of performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) before transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) negatively impact procedural outcomes and long-term survival after (TAVI). The management of obstructive CAD before TAVI is not yet well established. Patients with severe symptomatic ...
Jain Amit A Department of Ophthalmology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term visual outcomes in patients with aniridic glaucoma. Retrospective noncomparative observational case series. A review of medical records of 128 eyes of 64 consecutive patients with aniridic glaucoma, diagnosed after the age of 5 years was analyzed. The parameters studied included age ...
Chang Xiao-Bo - - 2013
To study the acupoint specificity through the comprehensive evaluation of the acupuncture effect on rat model with the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Duplicated MCAO model by Zea-longa's thread ligation was assessed by Zausinger's six-point method, and rats with 1-3 scores were chosen to be grouped. According to the randomized ...
Kymionis George D - - 2013
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) was first described over a decade ago and is now considered to be one of the most important surgical innovations of modern ophthalmology. Prior to its introduction, no interventions were available to arrest, or slow down ectatic disease progression, with corneal transplantation required in the majority ...
Ozsutcu Mustafa - - 2013
Aims: To evaluate the efficacy of repeated bevacizumab injection in rotational conjunctival flap surgery versus rotational conjunctival flap with adjunctive mitomycin C (MMC) or rotational conjunctival flap alone. Materials and Methods: Ninety eyes of 90 patients who underwent primary pterygium surgery with rotational flap were evaluated. Patients were randomly assigned ...
Hort J - - 2013
Background: Drug development for Alzheimer disease (AD) is challenged by the success in animal models tested in the Morris water maze (MWM) and the subsequent failures to meet primary outcome measures in phase II or III clinical trials in patients. The human variant of MWM (hMWM) enables us to examine ...
Sales Virna L VL Division of Cardiology, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New - - 2013
This study evaluated the effectiveness of using trained volunteer staff in reducing 30-day readmissions of congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. From June 2010 to December 2010, 137 patients (mean age 73 years) hospitalized for CHF were randomly assigned to either: an interventional arm (arm A) receiving dietary and pharmacologic education by ...
Nguyen Dan Q DQ Department of Ophthalmology, Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Ophthalmology, Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Crewe, UK; Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine, University of Keele, Keele, - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of phacoemulsification on trabeculectomy function. Retrospective case-control study. Forty-eight patients who underwent trabeculectomy surgery and had at least 2 years of follow up. Patients were classified into two groups: patients who had phacoemulsification subsequent to trabeculectomy (Trab_phaco, n = 18) and patients who were pseudophakic for greater than ...
Meisinger Christa - - 2013
Transition from hospital to home is a critical period for older persons with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Home-based secondary prevention programs led by nurses have been proposed to facilitate the patients' adjustment to AMI after discharge. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nurse-based case ...
Steele Joseph R JR From the Division of Diagnostic Imaging, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1479, Houston, TX - - 2014
A continuous quality improvement project was conducted to increase patient access to a neurointerventional ultrasonography (US) clinic. The clinic was experiencing major scheduling delays because of an increasing patient volume. A multidisciplinary team was formed that included schedulers, medical assistants, nurses, technologists, and physicians. The team created an Ishikawa diagram ...
Nee Robert - - 2013
Introduction: The Dialysis Access Consortium (DAC) study group previously reported that treatment with extendedrelease dipyridamole plus aspirin (DASA) resulted in a significant but clinically modest improvement in primary unassisted arteriovenous graft (AVG) patency. Utilizing DAC published data, the objective of this study is to evaluate the cost effectiveness of antiplatelet ...
Pet Mitchell A - - 2013
Objective: We investigated how Furlow palatoplasty changes velopharyngeal morphology and speech characteristics, as well as how the anatomical and clinical results might be related. We hypothesized that Furlow palatoplasty would result in measurable velar elongation, tightening of the genu angle, and retropositioning of the levator sling and that the achievement ...
Boelens Petra G - - 2013
The current trend in postoperative nutrition is to promote a normal oral diet as early as possible. However, postoperative ileus is a frequent and common problem after major abdominal surgery. This study was designed to investigate whether early enteral nutrition (EEN), as a bridge to a normal diet, can reduce ...
Liu Hong-Wei - - 2013
Subvastus, midvastus and medial parapatellar approaches are the most popular approaches in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the superior approach in TKA still remains controversial. We therefore conducted a meta-analysis to quantitatively compare the midvastus and subvastus approaches to the medial parapatellar approach in TKA. A total of 32 randomized ...
Chareancholvanich Keerati - - 2013
High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a surgical procedure used to correct abnormal mechanical loading of the knee joint; additionally, intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections have been shown to restore the viscoelastic properties of synovial fluid and balance abnormal biochemical processes. It was hypothesized that combining HTO with intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections ...
Niu Peng-Peng - - 2013
Previous studies with small sample size have shown that cilostazol can reduce the risk of cerebral vasospasm in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The purpose of this study was to determine whether cilostazol is effective in patients with aneurysmal SAH. Studies investigating the effect of cilostazol in patients with ...
van Heiningen Jacqueline - - 2013
While arthrodesis is the standard treatment of a severely arthritic ankle joint, total ankle arthroplasty has become a popular alternative. This review provides clinical outcomes and complications of both interventions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Studies were obtained from Pubmed, Embase and Web of Science (January 1980 -- June 2011) ...
Morabito Santo - - 2013
Recent guidelines suggest the adoption of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) as first choice CRRT anticoagulation modality in patients without contraindications for citrate. Regardless of the anticoagulation protocol, hypophosphatemia represents a potential drawback of CRRT which could be prevented by the adoption of phosphate-containing CRRT solutions. The aim was to evaluate ...
Zhang Fuxian F Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Beijing, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
Thrombolysis is an appropriate treatment for acute arterial occlusion. There remains controversy as to whether thrombolysis before angioplasty helps to identify the underlying lesion and improve results for chronic ischemia of the lower extremity. We sought to investigate the feasibility of catheter-directed thrombolysis-assisted angioplasty for chronic lower limb ischemia. Between ...
Singh Tejwant - - 2013
Despite the use of laser technology over the last decade, there are limited data to show its procedural and clinical success in infra-popliteal disease. We hypothesized that laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (LABA) is at least similar or better in procedural and peri-procedural outcomes compared to balloon angioplasty (BA) alone, despite adverse ...
Turpie A G G - - 2013
Rivaroxaban demonstrated superior efficacy and a similar safety profile to enoxaparin for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in the phase III RECORD programme in patients undergoing elective hip or knee replacement surgery. The XAMOS study investigated adverse events, including bleeding and thromboembolic events, in patients receiving rivaroxaban for thromboprophylaxis in ...
Rulli Eliana - - 2013
IMPORTANCE To date, only a few studies have directly compared nonpenetrating surgery (NPS) and trabeculectomy (TE). Therefore, there is no strong evidence as to which surgical technique leads to the best results in terms of ocular hypotensive effect and safety. OBJECTIVE To compare the hypotensive effect and safety of NPS ...
Vandewalle Evelien - - 2013
To investigate the efficacy and safety of a single intracameral bevacizumab injection to improve the outcome of trabeculectomy. A 12-month, prospective, randomised, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial. Patients with medically uncontrolled open-angle glaucoma scheduled for a primary trabeculectomy were recruited and randomised to receive 50 µL of either bevacizumab (1.25 mg) or ...
Kim Youn Jeong YJ Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2013
Iliopsoas muscle abscess (IPA) is considered a rare disease whose etiology has changed depending on the country and antibiotic selection pressure. This study evaluates the changes in etiology, clinical outcome, and risk factors for mortality for IPA. We reviewed the medical records of a total of 116 patients with IPA ...
Morelli Andrea A Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Rome, "La Sapienza," Rome, - - 2013
β-Blocker therapy may control heart rate and attenuate the deleterious effects of β-adrenergic receptor stimulation in septic shock. However, β-Blockers are not traditionally used for this condition and may worsen cardiovascular decompensation related through negative inotropic and hypotensive effects. To investigate the effect of the short-acting β-blocker esmolol in patients ...
Sajid Muhammad S - - 2013
The objective of this article is to analyze systematically the randomized, controlled trials comparing the use of self-gripping mesh (SGM) versus suture mesh fixation (SMF) in patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair. Randomized, controlled trials comparing the use of SGM versus SMF in patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair were ...
Chun H R - - 2013
/st>The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of palonosetron, the latest 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) during the first 72 h after operation. /st>In this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, 204 healthy inpatients who were undergoing elective surgery with general anaesthesia ...
Mitra Biswadev - - 2013
The effectiveness of massive transfusion protocols (MTPs) has been assumed from low quality studies with multiple biases. This review aimed to (i) evaluate the association between the institution of an MTP and mortality and (ii) determine the effect of MTPs on transfusion practice post trauma. A systematic review of studies ...
Suh Jung-Won - - 2013
Aim: To compare the responsiveness to clopidogrel in patients who were prescribed two different types of statins, atorvastatin vs. rosuvastatin, following percutaneous coronary intervention. Methods: A total of 915 patients were randomized according to the antiplatelet therapy strategy in the CILON-T trial. In this subgroup analysis, we included patients who ...
Vuitton Lucine - - 2013
Despite an increasing use of immunosuppressants and anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents, approximately half of the patients with Crohn's disease will require surgery within 10 years after diagnosis. Postoperative relapse is frequent and should be systematically assessed within the first year by endoscopy. Absence of prophylactic treatment is associated with a ...
Yong Sin Leong - - 2013
Adrenal crisis is a life threatening condition which can be induced by stress during surgery in patients with adrenal insufficiency. This may be prevented by perioperative administration of high doses of steroids. There is disagreement on whether supplemental perioperative steroids are required and, when administered, on the amount and frequency ...
Biaggi Patric - - 2013
-Quantification of the mitral valve area (MVA) is important to guide percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip(TM) system. However, little is known how to best assess MVA in this specific situation. -Immediately pre and post MitraClip implantation, comprehensive three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) data were acquired for MVA assessment ...
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