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Vervloet M M NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, - - 2014
To investigate short- and long-term effects of real-time monitoring medication use combined with short message service (SMS) reminders for missed doses on refill adherence to oral anti-diabetic medications. A randomized controlled trial with two intervention groups and one control group involving 161 participants with Type 2 diabetes with suboptimal adherence. For ...
Fan Yi-Ling - - 2014
Symptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion with hemodynamic impairment remains a dismal disease when untreated. In this prospective, single-center, controlled study, we investigated the feasibility, safety, and long-term outcome of stenting by endovascular recanalization for patients with chronic ICA occlusion. Forty patients with symptomatic chronically occluded ICA were assigned to ...
Otillio Jaime K JK 1Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN, - - 2014
Objective. To determine the effectiveness of a medicolegal lecture on risk-reduction documentation by residents in a pediatric emergency department. Design/Methods. Pediatric residents at an academic children's hospital were offered a 1-hour lecture on reducing medicolegal risks. Residents in attendance made up the intervention group (IG) and nonattendants were the control ...
Loorents Vera V Department of Radiation Oncology, County Council of Östergötland , Linköping , - - 2014
Background. Radiotherapy-induced trismus (RTIT) is a debilitating condition without any proven effective treatment. This study investigates the effectiveness of prophylactic training to prevent RTIT during and up to 12 months after completed RT in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC), also investigating the incidence of RTIT. Methods. Sixty-six consecutive ...
Siracuse Jeffrey J JJ Department of Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Electronic address: - - 2014
Endovascular interventions are increasing; however, there are little data regarding outcomes of complex interventions involving the below-knee popliteal/P3 artery. This study evaluated the short-term and long-term results and predictors of success of below-knee popliteal artery endovascular interventions. This was a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained endovascular lower extremity database ...
Bazan Hernan A HA Section of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, La. Electronic address: - - 2014
Retrograde pedal access may allow the treatment of tibial occlusive lesions when standard endovascular techniques fail. We aimed to analyze the outcomes in patients with chronic limb ischemia (Rutherford class IV and V) who were not surgical candidates for a tibial bypass and had undergone an unsuccessful attempt at revascularization ...
Yüce Imdat I Erciyes University Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 38039, Kayseri, - - 2014
Background: The aim is investigating the functionality of autotransplantated thyroid tissues immediately or after cryopreservation in rabbits. Methods: The study was completed with 12 rabbits randomized in two groups. Preoperative scintigraphies were performed for all subjects. The rabbits underwent total thyroidectomy. The first group underwent immediate thyroid autotransplantation. Thyroid tissues ...
Iwakoshi Shinichi S Departments of Radiology (S.Iw., S.Ic., W.H., H.I., S.S., H.U., - - 2014
To present 10-year outcomes and risk factors for sac enlargement after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) using the Zenith AAA Endovascular Graft (Cook, Inc, Bloomington, Indiana) in a Japanese population. During the period 1999-2011, 127 patients underwent elective EVAR using Zenith endografts at a single institution. A retrospective investigation looked at ...
Garatti Andrea A Department of Cardiovascular Disease 'E. Malan', Cardiac Surgery Unit, IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to analyse the early and long-term outcomes of a consecutive series of patients who underwent sequential coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and to compare them with a matched population of totally arterial revascularized patients. From January 1994 to December 1996, 209 patients underwent total ...
Jabbour Jad J Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE The clinical course and outcomes of pediatric vocal fold immobility (VFI) vary widely in the literature, and follow-up in these patients varies accordingly. A better understanding of the natural history of pediatric VFI is crucial to improved management. OBJECTIVE To characterize the natural history of pediatric VFI, including symptoms ...
Barbash Israel M IM Interventional Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, - - 2014
Our study aimed to assess the characteristics and outcomes of transfemoral approach (TFA) versus the initial steps of a transradial approach (TRA) program and to assess the learning curve of TRA in contemporary, US practice. When compared to TFA, TRA has been shown to lower bleeding and vascular complications during ...
Lee Sue-Young SY Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 103 Daehangno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-744, - - 2014
Minimizing hemodynamic changes during the peri-intubation period is a concern for anesthesiologists. We investigated the effect of lidocaine sprayed on the laryngoscope blade and trachea on hemodynamics during direct laryngoscopic intubation. Seventy-two patients were randomly allocated to one of four groups: 10 % lidocaine was sprayed either on the laryngoscope blade ...
Lecouflet Marie M Department of Dermatology, Le Mans Hospital. Electronic address: - - 2014
Intradermal injections of botulinum toxin are effective but transitory in primary palmar hyperhidrosis. These injections are repeated when the symptoms recur. We do not know how the duration of efficacy changes when injections are repeated. In this retrospective study, we aimed to investigate the change in the duration of efficacy ...
Vlachadis Castles Anastasia A Cardiology Department, The Northern Hospital, Epping, Victoria, Australia; Radiology Department, The Northern Hospital, Epping, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Use of the radial approach for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is known to improve many patient outcome measures. However, there is some concern that it may be associated with increased patient radiation exposure. This study explores radiation exposure with the radial approach compared with the femoral approach ...
Barber Matthew D MD Obstetrics/Gynecology and Women's Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2014
More than 300,000 surgeries are performed annually in the United States for pelvic organ prolapse. Sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) and uterosacral ligament suspension (ULS) are commonly performed transvaginal surgeries to correct apical prolapse. Little is known about their comparative efficacy and safety, and it is unknown whether perioperative behavioral therapy ...
McClintic Scott M SM University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94143, United - - 2014
Purpose: To describe the change in visual acuity experienced by eyes successfully treated for bacterial keratitis. Methods: This was a prospective cohort study of a subset of study participants who had previously enrolled in the Steroids for Corneal Ulcers Trial (SCUT). All study participants had been diagnosed with culture-proven bacterial ...
Subak Leslee L LL University of California, San Francisco, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Urology, San Francisco, CA; San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To estimate the effect of Burch and fascial sling surgery on out-of-pocket urinary incontinence (UI) management costs at 24 months post-operatively and identify predictors of change in cost among women enrolled in a randomized trial comparing these procedures. Resources used for UI management (supplies, laundry, dry cleaning) were self-reported by ...
Hamon Martial M University of Caen, France; INSERM U 744, Lille, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The prospective EUROVISION Registry was designed to capture patterns of use and short term outcomes in consecutive patients undergoing PCI with bivalirudin (BIV) in European centres. A total of 2018 consecutive BIV-treated patients were included from 58 sites in 5 countries (Germany, Italy, France, Austria, United Kingdom). In-hospital and 30-day ...
Guirgis Faheem W FW From the *Department of Emergency Medicine, and †Director of Critical Care Nursing, University of Florida and Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Jacksonville, - - 2014
At our institution, we observed an increase in opioid-related adverse events after instituting a new pain treatment protocol. To prevent this, we programmed the Omnicell drug dispensing system to page the RRT whenever naloxone was withdrawn on the general wards. Retrospective review of a prospectively collected database with a before ...
Lopatto J J School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2014
Although quality improvement initiatives targeting physician practice patterns have been effective, evidence is lacking on their long-term sustainability. We previously demonstrated the success of a population-wide, physician-focused quality improvement intervention targeting potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in an aged population of the Local Health Authority (LHA) of Parma, Italy. We sought ...
Manoly Imthiaz I Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, - - 2014
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for thymoma has uncertain safety and effectiveness in comparison with trans-sternal resection. This feasibility study compared short- and mid-term outcomes for patients undergoing these two procedures, highlights weaknesses in current research and makes recommendations for long-term technological evaluations in this field. Consecutive thymoma cases between 2004 ...
Führer-Valdivia A A Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Odontología, Monseñor Álvaro del Portillo N 12.455, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile, - - 2014
Objective: Evaluate the effect on the application of low level laser therapy, in patients that have been previously intervened with a sagittal ramus split osteotomy and present neurosensory impairment due to this surgery, compared with placebo. Study Design: This preliminary study is a randomized clinical trial, with an experimental group ...
Hassani Valiollah V Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran ; Department of Anesthesiology, Rasoul Akram Medical Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The addition of intrathecal opioids to local anesthetics seems to improve the quality of analgesia and prolong the duration of analgesia, when using a subarachnoid block in Iranian patients with their specific pain tolerance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of adding fentanyl or sufentanil, to ...
Santo Vincent J VJ Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore. Electronic address: - - 2014
It has been reported that a failed endovascular intervention adversely affects results of lower extremity bypass (LEB). We reviewed rates of prior endovascular intervention (PEI) in patients undergoing LEB with autologous vein for critical limb ischemia (CLI) to determine effects on graft patency, limb salvage, and amputation-free survival. Retrospective review ...
Sevestre Marie-Antoinette MA Department of Vascular Medicine, South Hospital, Amiens, - - 2014
Restenosis is a limitation of endovascular interventions performed in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). Preclinical studies have demonstrated that the perivascular delivery of tissue-engineered allogeneic aortic endothelial cells (PVS-10200) reduced stenosis in porcine models of SFA revascularization. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and feasibility of ...
Deshaies Eric M EM Departments of - - 2014
Object There is limited information regarding patient outcomes following interventions for stroke during the window for endovascular therapy. Studies have suggested that recently approved stent retrievers are safer and more effective than earlier-generation thrombectomy devices. The authors compared cases in which the Solitaire-FR device was used to those in which ...
van Adrichem Edwin J EJ Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The - - 2014
Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are the most commonly reported complications after esophagectomy. The aim of this study was to examine the effect and feasibility of preoperative inspiratory muscle training-high intensity (IMT-HI), and IMT-endurance (IMT-E) on the incidence of PPCs in patients following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer (EC). A single-blind, randomized, ...
Wei Yi Hsuan YH Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7, Chung Shan South Rd, Taipei, - - 2014
To report the efficacy of a full-thickness skin graft (FTSG) for the reconstruction of a contracted eye socket. A retrospective, non-comparative, interventional case series. This was a retrospective review of patients with a contracted eye socket who underwent socket reconstruction using a post-auricular FTSG from 2001 to 2011 at the ...
Nohuz Erdogan E Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Hospital of Thiers, Route du Fau, 63300, Thiers, France, - - 2014
Polypropylene (PP) mesh shrinkage represents a serious complication, as a significant cause of pain and recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse or ventral hernias, frequently requiring several surgical interventions. The retraction seems to be caused by the host, in response to the implantation, through the occurrence of periprosthetic adhesions and fibrosis. ...
Jones Nicole - - 2014
Abstract Purpose. Several field triage systems have been developed to rapidly sort patients following a mass casualty incident (MCI). JumpSTART (Simple Triage and Rapid Transport) is a pediatric-specific MCI triage system. SALT (Sort, Assess, Lifesaving interventions, Treat/Transport) has been proposed as a new national standard for MCI triage for both ...
Ormerod Julian O M JO Wiltshire Cardiac Centre, Great Western Hospital, Swindon SN3 6BB, - - 2014
Preliminary study to assess the risk profile and outcomes of patients aged over 90years at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention. A database search was performed to identify patients 90years or over at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention. Risk profile scores (Charlson Comorbidity Index, SYNTAX, Logistic clinical SYNTAX, New ...
Sarzaeem Mohammad Mahdi MM Department of Orthopedics, Imam Hossein Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The ideal method of providing tranexamic acid (TXA) for decreasing hemoglobin drop after TKA is still controversial. In this clinical trial, 200 patients were randomly allocated to four groups. In group 1, 500mg TXA was administered intravenously. In group 2, the joint irrigated with 3g of TXA in 100cc of ...
Sawa Yoshiki Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is suggested to be less invasive and/or equally effective in comparison to conventional aortic valve replacement for high-risk symptomatic aortic stenosis patients. We herein report the initial results of a pivotal clinical trial of TAVR in Japan (the PREVAIL JAPAN). Sixty-four aortic stenosis patients (mean ...
Berman Jay M JM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To analyze the clinical success of radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation (RFVTA) at three years follow up in terms of subject responses to validated questionnaires and surgical re-intervention for fibroids. Prospective follow up of patients through 36 months posttreatment in a multicenter, international trial of outpatient, laparoscopic ultrasound-guided RFVTA of symptomatic ...
Sorita Atsushi A Division of Preventive Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Although limiting prescription refills is considered as a strategy to increase compliance with the treatment regimen and follow-up, no literature exists to support its effectiveness. We sought to investigate whether decreasing the number of prescription refills affects no-show rate at an urban teaching primary care continuity clinic in New York. ...
Dou Kefei K State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Institute and Fu Wai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety, feasibility, procedural, and long-term outcomes by the transradial (TR) approach as compared to transfemoral (TF) approach in patients with triple vessel coronary artery disease undergoing one-stage percutaneous coronary intervention. The feasibility, safety, and efficacy between the TR and TF ...
de Lucena-Ferreira Sílvia Carneiro SC Department of Prosthodontics and Periodontology, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas, Avenida Limeira, 901, 13414-903, Piracicaba, SP, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of daily exposure to a denture cleanser on a multispecies biofilm. Multispecies biofilms (five bacteria and Candida albicans) were developed for 64.5 h on acrylic resin specimens and randomized into control and experimental groups. In the experimental group, biofilms were immersed ...
Wiersema A A Department of Surgery, Westfriesgasthuis, Hoorn, The Netherlands - - - 2014
Background: Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is used intraoperatively as antithrombotic by most vascular surgeons worldwide during infrainguinal bypass surgery (IABS) to reduce the risk of peroperative and early graft thrombosis. To reduce the harmful side effects of UFH (bleeding complications, HIT) and to reduce peroperative and early graft failure, other pharmaceuticals ...
Rylski Bartosz B Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA & Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg, - - 2014
Data on outcomes after Stanford Type A aortic dissection in Marfan's Syndrome (MFS) patients are limited. We investigated the primary surgery and long-term results in MFS patients who suffered aortic dissection. Among 1324 consecutive patients with aortic dissection Type A, 74 with MFS (58% males, median age 37 (29; 48) ...
Piccolo Raffaele R Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Federico II University, Naples, - - 2014
Despite first-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) dramatically reduced the need for repeat revascularization in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, their use was associated with an increased risk of thrombotic events at long-term follow-up. The Nobori biolimus-eluting stent (BES) is a second-generation DES with a biodegradable poly-lactic acid polymer. During the last ...
Hansen M A MA Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark and Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, - - 2014
Radial artery catheterization is gaining popularity for diagnostic and interventional procedures. Palpation technique is widely used for the procedure, but ultrasonography has been shown to increase catheterization success. A recently described ultrasonography technique is termed 'dynamic needle tip positioning'. We aimed to compare the traditional palpation technique and dynamic needle ...
Güler Mete M Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Adiyaman University , Adiyaman , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To determine the short-term effects of single-dose intravitreal bevacizumab injection on central corneal thickness (CCT), simulated keratometry (Sim K), anterior chamber depth (ACD), iridocorneal angle (ICA) and intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements. Design: Prospective, nonrandomized, interventional clinical trial. Materials and Methods: Forty-three eyes of 43 patients aged between 41 ...
Mertelsmann-Voss Christina C Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021, - - 2014
Objective: Although arthroplasty rates have increased dramatically, rates in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are reported to be decreasing. It is not known if this is true of other inflammatory arthridities. This study evaluates arthroplasty rates due to RA, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), spondyloarthropathies (SpA), and a composite group inflammatory arthridities (IA), ...
Varma Niraj N J2-2 Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, - - 2014
To test recommended implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) follow-up methods by 'in-person evaluations' (IPE) vs. 'remote Home Monitoring' (HM). ICD patients were randomized 2:1 to automatic HM or to Conventional monitoring, with follow-up checks scheduled at 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15 months post-implant. Conventional patients were evaluated with IPE only. ...
Cassidy Michael R MR Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, - - 2014
Data revealed that our urban, academic, safety net medical center was a high outlier for postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our goal was to implement and determine the efficacy of a standardized intervention for reducing postoperative VTE complications. We developed a strategy to decrease VTE complications, based on standardized electronic physician ...
Bakhshi Fateme F 1BSN, RN, Master Student, Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran 2Cardiologist, Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, and Assistant Professor, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran 3BSN, Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran 4BS, Researcher, Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran 5MSc, Research Manager, Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, and Doctoral Student, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, - - 2014
Restoring patient homeostasis after coronary angiography, the gold standard diagnostic test for coronary heart disease is usually achieved by manual compression of the puncture site using a sandbag and prolonged bed rest. However, this process frequently results in patient complaints of back pain and discomfort. The aim of study was ...
Gobble Ryan M RM Boston, Mass.; and New York, N.Y. From the Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program and the Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School; and New York University Langone Medical - - 2014
Postoperative pain control is essential for optimal patient outcomes. Ketorolac is an attractive alternative for achieving pain control postoperatively, but concerns over postoperative bleeding have limited its use. Computer searches of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were performed. Twenty-seven double-blind, randomized, controlled studies were reviewed by two independent ...
Yasin M Naveed MN From the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, United - - 2014
A retrospective radiographical follow-up study of thoracolumbar deformity in 33 children with mucopolysaccharidosis 1 (Hurler syndrome). To report the severity, natural history, risk factors for progression, and results of intervention for thoracolumbar kyphosis in children with Hurler syndrome. Literature on the subject of thoracolumbar kyphosis in Hurler syndrome and its ...
Sun Ye Y The Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Joint Disease, Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, - - 2014
To establish a contemporary literature-based estimate of the incidence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after knee arthroscopic surgery. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the English language literature to assess the efficacy of prophylaxis to prevent DVT after knee arthroscopic surgery. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or prospective ...
De Sousa-Amorim Erika E Nephrology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, - - 2014
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a severe complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Identification of patients at high risk for EPS ("EPS-prone") and delivery of appropriate interventions might prevent its development. Our aim was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of all EPS and EPS-prone patients diagnosed at our PD ...
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