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Rena Ottavio - - 2012
The effects on long-term post-operative quality of life (QoL) and disease-control in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) are compared. Seventy-seven patients affected by early-stage MPM received EPP (40) or P/D (37) associated with multimodal treatment between 1998 and 2009 at our institution. The last ...
Sultan J - - 2012
Oesophagogastric cancer surgery is immunosuppressive. This may be modulated by omega-3 fatty acids (O-3FAs). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of perioperative O-3FAs on clinical outcome and immune function after oesophagogastric cancer surgery. Patients undergoing subtotal oesophagectomy and total gastrectomy were recruited and allocated randomly to ...
Lopes Renato D - - 2012
Vein graft failure (VGF) is common after coronary artery bypass graft surgery, but its relationship with long-term clinical outcomes is unknown. In this retrospective analysis, we examined the relationship between VGF, assessed by coronary angiography 12 to 18 months after coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and subsequent clinical outcomes. Using ...
Benedetto Umberto - - 2012
Progression of functional tricuspid regurgitation is not uncommon after mitral valve surgery and is associated with poor outcomes. We tested the hypothesis that concomitant tricuspid valve annuloplasty in patients with tricuspid annulus dilatation (≥40 mm) prevents tricuspid regurgitation progression after mitral valve surgery. We enrolled 44 patients undergoing mitral valve ...
Yourman Lindsey C - - 2012
To better target services to those who may benefit, many guidelines recommend incorporating life expectancy into clinical decisions. To assess the quality and limitations of prognostic indices for mortality in older adults through systematic review. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and Google Scholar from their inception through November 2011. We ...
Chacko Ari George - - 2012
To document the neurological outcome, spinal alignment and segmental range of movement after oblique cervical corpectomy (OCC) for cervical compressive myelopathy. This retrospective study included 109 patients--93 with cervical spondylotic myelopathy and 16 with ossified posterior longitudinal ligament in whom spinal curvature and range of segmental movements were assessed on ...
Sangiorgi Giuseppe - - 2012
Background: The concomitant use of femoral and popliteal accesses has been recommended for challenging superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusions, but no comprehensive comparison of this approach to a strategy of femoral access only is available. We thus aimed to appraise the risk-benefit balance of retrograde popliteal access as bail-out strategy ...
Peréz-Riera Andrés R - - 2012
AimsPrevious studies have reported right bundle branch block in Brugada syndrome. Subsequent analysis of electrocardiograms (ECGs) found one-third of cases classified as right bundle branch block did not meet criteria of a wide final S wave in the left leads. We aimed to study the role of the vectorcardiogram to ...
Ozturk Ahmet - - 2012
AIM: The aim was to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) mobilized peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNCs) in critical limb ischemia (CLI) of type 2 diabetic patients. METHOD: Forty diabetic patients with CLI were enrolled and randomized to treatment and control groups. In the treatment group, the patients ...
Labiris Georgios - - 2012
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of stage 1 keratoconus (KC) and of the 2 prevalent KC therapeutic options: (1) corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) and (2) CXL combined with topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy (t-PRK) on self-reported quality of life (QOL) by means of the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ ...
Yee Carol Ling Sze - - 2012
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation following thulium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Tm:YAG) laser prostate vaporesection (ThuVaRP). Patients and Methods: Between January 2009 and June 2010, 113 consecutive patients underwent ThuVaRP for bladder outflow obstruction. Of these, 54 (48%) were included in the ...
Dionigi Gianlorenzo - - 2012
PURPOSE: The options for haemostasis and dissection during modern thyroid surgery include the use of a bipolar vessel sealing system and ultrasonic technology. The aim of this study was to compare these energy-based devices (EBDs) with respect to their use in open thyroidectomy. METHODS: The FOCUS Shear (F) and LigaSure ...
Lakatos Peter Laszlo - - 2012
Medical therapy for Crohn's disease (CD) has changed significantly over the past 20 years with increasing use of immunosuppressives. In contrast, surgery rates are still high and there is little evidence that disease outcomes for CD have changed over the past decades. The objective of this study was to analyze ...
Barsam Allon - - 2012
PURPOSE: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing excimer laser refractive surgery and phakic intraocular lenses (pIOLs) for the correction of myopia between 6.0 and 20.0 diopters (D). pIOLs are an alternative surgical option to excimer laser for these patients. The evidence base comparing these 2 methods has never been ...
Lantéri-Minet M - - 2012
Aim: To compare the effectiveness of early or late triptan intake in the treatment of acute migraine attacks.Methods: The TEMPO study was a French prospective, multicentre, two-phase study conducted in neurological practice. Two-hundred-and-ten migraine patients who were regular triptan users were enrolled. In the first phase, patients treated three attacks ...
Tanyeri Hasan - - 2012
The objective of the study was the assessment of the long-term efficacy of submucosal uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Thirty-two of 156 patients who underwent UPPP between January 2001 and March 2007 with a follow-up period of 36-96 months (mean, 56 months) were included in the study conducted at ...
Iida O - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To assess and risk stratify midterm clinical outcomes after endovascular therapy (EVT) by angioplasty only of patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) due to isolated below-the-knee (BTK) lesions. DESIGN: Retrospective multicenter study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2004 and October 2010, 465 limbs (Rutherford 5 and 6: 79%) from ...
Mendiz Oscar A - - 2012
We evaluated the incidence of clinical events after implantation of the TAXUS Liberté paclitaxel-eluting stent in saphenous vein graft (SVG) lesions in an unselected patient population. The OLYMPIA (TAXUS Liberté Post-Approval Global Registry) program gathered data on 21 954 patients receiving at least 1 TAXUS Liberté stent, including 345 patients ...
Nakagawa Koji - - 2012
Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASD) in patients over 70 years of age. Background: Transcatheter closure of ASD is an established procedure in children and young adults, but the benefits of this procedure in geriatric patients are still unclear. Methods: Between ...
Zheng Yuanpu - - 2012
OBJECTIVES:Limited data guide capsule endoscopists on how to view the many images collected in each capsule. The objective of this study was to compare the detection rates of clinically significant findings in different capsule endoscopy reading modes and speeds.METHODS:Seventeen capsule endoscopists with experience from 23 to >1,000 total capsule procedures ...
Mondina Michel - - 2012
The objective was to assess outcomes of nasal septoplasty without turbinectomy using validated subjective instruments and to correlate results with patient satisfaction. The prospective observational study was conducted in a tertiary referral center. The method included the use of NOSE and RhinoQoL questionnaires to assess patients before and 6 months after ...
Smit Marcelle D - - 2012
AimsOutcome of rhythm control in atrial fibrillation (AF) is still poor due to various mechanisms involved in the initiation and perpetuation of AF. Differences in timing of AF recurrence may depend on different types of mechanisms. The aim of this study was to assess the mechanisms involved in early AF ...
Whitlow Patrick L - - 2012
The EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge Repair) High Risk Study (HRS) assessed the safety and effectiveness of the MitraClip device (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) in patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR) at high risk of surgical mortality rate. Patients with severe MR (3 to 4+) at high risk of ...
Pinto Duane S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: =0.011) and less inpatient bleeding (clinically apparent bleeding [6.9% versus 10.5%, P<0.0001], clinically apparent bleeding with transfusion [1.6% versus 3.0%, P<0.0001], and transfusion [5.9% versus 7.6%, P<0.0001]). Patients receiving bivalirudin had shorter average length of stay (mean 4.3 versus 4.5 days; P<0.0001), with lower in-hospital cost (mean $18 640 ...
Nomura T - - 2012
Study design:A prospective clinical cohort study.Objectives:To test if maximum voluntary ventilation (MVV), which is currently underutilized in diseases, serves for assessing subclinical ventilatory impairment in cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM).Setting:Kochi Medical School, Japan.Methods:We studied ventilatory function in 49 CSM patients and 20 age- and sex-matched control patients with either lumbar stenosis ...
Tehraninejad Ensieh Shahrokh - - 2012
To compare the efficacy of cabergoline (Cb2) and intravenous human albumin (HA) in the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. In this randomized controlled trial study, 138 women who were at high risk for developing OHSS were randomly allocated into two groups. In Group one, 20 gr of HA 20% was ...
Cheng Sara S SS Department of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Mail Stop B113, 12401 E. 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. - - 2012
To assess coagulation status and factor Xa inhibition in surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients administered prophylactic unfractionated heparin for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis. We conducted a randomized, single-blind study at a tertiary academic medical center. Included were patients 18 years and older admitted to the surgical ICU directly after ...
Hutcheson Katherine A KA The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. - - 2012
Total laryngectomy (TL) can be offered for management of chronic aspiration, radionecrosis, and/or airway compromise after head and neck cancer (HNC) treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate functional outcomes after TL in disease-free HNC survivors. Retrospective case series with chart review. The University of Texas MD Anderson ...
McGrath Todd M - - 2012
Purpose: International policy statements from the US and the UK recommend real-time ultrasound guidance (USG) for placement of central venous catheters (CVCs) to improve patient safety. The evidence to support USG for the internal jugular (IJ) route is unequivocal; however, there is conflicting data on the effectiveness of USG in ...
Marnejon Thomas - - 2012
Purpose: To identify clinically important risk factors associated with upper extremity venous thrombosis following peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC). Methods: A retrospective case control study of 400 consecutive patients with and without upper extremity venous thrombosis post-PICC insertion was performed. Patient data included demographics, body mass index (BMI), ethnicity, ...
Nicholson Susan C - - 2012
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a serious infection requiring hospitalisation in 20% of cases. The novel cephalosporin ceftobiprole has microbiological activity against the major bacterial pathogens causing CAP, including Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Klebsiella pneumoniae, as well as against Staphylococcus aureus, including meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). This was a multicentre, ...
Martín-Peña Almudena - - 2012
Purpose. Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) are common among patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis (HD) worldwide. The aim of this study was look into the incidence, epidemiology, and risk factors for CRBSI in four medical centers and Spanish dialysis facilities following a common protocol for insertion and management of tunneled hemodialysis catheters ...
Schmidt Boris - - 2012
Sequential PVI with Laser Balloon. Introduction: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is a challenging procedure most often requiring sophisticated technical aids such as electroanatomical mapping, double transseptal access, and the use of a circular mapping catheter. We sought to develop a PVI strategy solely based on visual guidance with a single ...
Engström C - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Patients may be unwilling to participate in clinical trials if they perceive risks. Outcomes were evaluated following surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux in patients recruited to randomized trials compared with patients not in trials. METHODS: This study compared outcomes of patients who had surgery for reflux within or outside randomized ...
Fu Po-Sung - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To determine the prevalence and severity of impacted permanent mandibular second molars (MdM2s) in the general population of Taiwan as well as to evaluate treatment outcomes with an innovative method for impacted MdM2s. Materials and Methods: Dental records of 21,580 patients were retrospectively screened in this study. The ...
Jeong Dong Seop - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the long-term hemodynamic performances of Medtronic-Hall (MH) and ATS medical bileaflet (ATS) valves in the aortic position. METHODS: We reviewed 249 patients that underwent AVR using MH or ATS valves between October 1994 and February 2004. MH valves were implanted in ...
Singhal Shelly - - 2012
Gerodontology 2012; doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2011.00610.x The effect of osteoporosis on residual ridge resorption and masticatory performance in denture wearers Aim:  To compare masticatory performance, masticatory efficiency and residual ridge resorption (RRR) in osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic edentulous subjects after rehabilitation with complete dentures. Method:  Thirty subjects fulfilling the inclusion criteria were enrolled ...
Brousse Valentine - - 2012
Acute splenic sequestration crisis (ASSC) is an unpredictable life-threatening complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) in infants. Here, our objective was to update available clinical information on ASSC. We retrospectively studied the 190 patients who were diagnosed at birth with SS or Sbeta(0) in the Paris conurbation between 2000 and ...
Buysschaert M - - 2012
CONTEXT AND AIM: Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin disorder frequently associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D). This report is of a clinically significant improvement in psoriasis lesions in a patient with T2D during treatment with a GLP-1 receptor agonist (exenatide). A 61-year-old male patient (BMI: 25.5 kg/m(2)) with ...
D'Ancona Giuseppe - - 2012
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been introduced to treat patients at high risk for conventional surgery; however, cardiogenic shock is considered a contraindication for TAVI. The aim of the present study was to evaluate early and intermediate mortality of patients in cardiogenic shock undergoing TAVI as a rescue procedure. ...
Kaleda Vasily I - - 2012
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether posterior pericardiotomy (PP) reduces the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Twelve papers were found using the reported search, of which seven represented the best evidence ...
Prather Heidi - - 2012
Despite the common prevalence of lumbar spine and degenerative hip disorders, there are few descriptions of patients with coexisting hip disorders and lumbar spine disorders (LSDs). The independent economic burden of each disorder is substantial, but the financial burden when the disorders are coexisting is unknown. To determine the prevalence ...
Fakih Mohamad G - - 2012
Indwelling urinary catheters may lead to both infectious and noninfectious complications and are often used in the hospital setting without an appropriate indication. The objective of this study was to evaluate the results of a statewide quality improvement effort to reduce inappropriate urinary catheter use. Retrospective analysis of data collected ...
Netsch Christopher - - 2012
This study compared the efficacy of 70- and 120-w 2-µm thulium:YAG VapoEnucleation of the prostate (ThuVEP) for patients with benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). A prospective analysis of 84 patients with symptomatic BPO and prostatic enlargement (≥60 ml) who underwent either 70-w (n=44) or 120-w ThuVEP (n=40) non-randomly was carried out. ...
Muramatsu Takashi T Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai, Showa-ku, Nagoya, 466-8550, - - 2012
It has not been fully examined whether angiotensin II receptor blocker is superior to calcium channel blocker to reduce cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients with glucose intolerance. A prospective, open-labeled, randomized, controlled trial was conducted for Japanese hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus or impaired glucose tolerance. A total ...
Judge Andy A University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, and University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. - - 2012
To develop a clinical risk prediction tool to identify patients most likely to experience long-term clinically meaningful functional improvement following total hip arthroplasty (THA). We studied 282 patients from 2 health districts in England (Portsmouth and North Staffordshire) who were ≥45 years of age and undergoing THA for primary osteoarthritis. ...
von Bary Christian - - 2012
PURPOSE: We investigate the role of left atrial volume (LAV) as a predictor of outcome following pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in patients with exclusive paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: PVI was performed in 213 patients (80 females, aged 60 ± 10 years) with paroxysmal AF using either the pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC, ...
Malgor Rafael D - - 2012
Objective: To evaluate the results of a new thrombin sealant (Recothrom) for the treatment of arterial pseudoaneurysms (PDAs). Methods: We reviewed 47 consecutive patients prospectively entered in a dedicated data set who underwent ultrasound-guided percutaneous thrombin injection to treat PDA. End points were PDA recurrence, need for reintervention, and related ...
Odisio Bruno C - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To compare ipsilateral decubitus and prone patient positioning for performing computed tomography guided adrenal biopsy using the requirements for out-of-plane approach (OOP) and the needle insertion time (NIT) as a surrogate for procedure complexity. METHODS: The study included 106 adrenal biopsies performed in 104 patients with lesions measuring ≤4 cm ...
Gürer Onur - - 2012
Background: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the results between general and local anesthesia (LA) for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Methods: Three hundred and twenty-nine patients in whom 365 CEA procedures were performed between January 1990 and September 2001, were included in this study. Results: Operation time, shunt ...
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