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Tang Shan S Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, - - 2014
We wished to determine if the success of lateral graft tympanoplasty was affected by either size of perforation, previous underlay tympanoplasty, or patient age. A review was performed of patients who underwent lateral graft tympanoplasty by the senior author between March 2010 and July 2013 with patient number based on ...
Kodali Susheel S Herbert and Sandi Feinberg Interventional Cardiology, Heart Valve Center at Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA - - 2014
The impact of paravalvular regurgitation (PVR) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) remains uncertain. In this analysis, we sought to evaluate the impact of varying degrees of PVR on both mortality and changes in ventricular geometry and function. Clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of patients who underwent TAVR from the randomized ...
Fukunaga Naoto N Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General - - 2014
Background:Long-term survival and incidence of late tricuspid regurgitation (TR) were studied in patients who underwent tricuspid annuloplasty (TAP) during redo valve surgery.Methods and Results:We retrospectively analyzed 125 patients (mean age, 64.5±10.4 years) who underwent TAP using suture (n=54, group S) or ring (n=71, group R) implantation during redo surgery in a 20-year ...
Demange Marco Kawamura MK Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil - - 2014
Nonanatomic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) with double-stranded semitendinosus grafts in children with open physes has been described as a successful surgical technique in short-term follow-up clinical reports. To evaluate the clinical outcomes of nonanatomic ACLR in children with open physes and a minimum of 15 years' follow-up. Case ...
Sherid Muhammed M Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Ga., - - 2014
Introduction: The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding of dabigatran and rivaroxaban is relatively unexplored. The aim of our study was to compare this risk in both drugs. Methods: We examined the medical records of patients on either dabigatran or rivaroxaban from October 2010 to April 2013 in two hospitals. Results: ...
Droz Nadège N Institut Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Préventive, Bâtiment Biopôle 2, Lausanne, - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this work was to assess weight loss claims of slimming products available in Switzerland. Method: Between May 2008 and February 2013, 31 advertisements for 13 slimming products were analyzed. Results: Total daily weight loss claims ranged between 300 g and 1 kg. 84% of the advertisements ...
Ciconte Giuseppe G Heart Rhythm Management Centre, UZ Brussel-VUB, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2014
No data is available about the clinical outcome of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) as index procedure for persistent atrial fibrillation (PersAF) ablation using the second-generation Cryoballoon (CB-Adv). To assess the 1-year efficacy of PVI as index procedure for PersAF ablation using the novel CB-Adv. Sixty-three consecutive patients (45 male, 71.4%; ...
Taneja Ravi R Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University, London, ON. Electronic address: - - 2014
UFH (unfractionated heparin) and protamine are integral to cardiac surgery, and inappropriate dosing can predispose to coagulopathy and hemorrhage. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently has instituted changes to UFH formulation and it is not known if this has influenced its susceptibility to neutralization by protamine. Hence, the authors ...
Lahtinen Pasi P Department of Anesthesiology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate whether levosimendan, an inotrope with cardioprotective properties, increases postoperative bleeding after cardiac surgery. Retrospective analysis of a randomized, prospective clinical study. Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and surgical ward in a university hospital. Two hundred heart valve surgery patients. The patients were randomized to receive either a 24-hour intravenous ...
Kiguchi Misaki M MM Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study was to review the current anatomic indications for and early results of aortouni-iliac (AUI) devices for endovascular aneurysm repair. A total of 128 patients receiving an Endurant (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, Minn) AUI device in the U.S. Investigational Device Exemption trial (44 patients) or the Endurant ...
Huang Yu-Sen YS Institute of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine and College of Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei; Departments of Medical Imaging, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan; Department of Medical Imaging, National Taiwan University Hospital Yun Lin Branch, Yun-Lin, - - 2014
To assess the safety, efficacy, clinical outcomes, and prognostic factors associated with transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) with N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) for nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage in hemodynamically unstable patients. Between January 2008 and December 2012, 49 hemodynamically unstable patients (systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg and ongoing transfusion ...
Köksoy Cüneyt C Division of Vascular Surgery. Electronic address: - - 2014
To retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (PMT) with the use of a rotational thrombectomy device for symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Between July 2012 and August 2013, 41 patients with acute or subacute DVT underwent PMT. The Cleaner thrombectomy device was used in a single-session technique ...
Schneider Laura L Department of Surgery, McMaster University, McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, - - 2014
Pneumonectomy has the highest mortality rate among resections for lung cancer, with limited literature differentiating predictors of postpneumonectomy in-hospital mortality (IHM) from early postdischarge mortality (PDM). This study aims to examine the burden of death over time and to identify potential predictive factors, including patient comorbidities and hospital and surgeon volumes. ...
Papakostas Thanos D TD Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
To report the visual outcomes of prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) treatment in patients with ocular surface disease related to Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN). Retrospective cohort study. We included 86 patients (167 eyes) with history of SJS/TEN who underwent PROSE treatment from January 1, 2006, to ...
Liebrich Markus M Department of Cardiac Surgery, Sana Cardiac Surgery Stuttgart GmbH, Stuttgart, - - 2014
Dilatation of the pulmonary autograft is a major fear after the Ross procedure. We analyzed the results after reoperation for autograft dysfunction using a valve-sparing reimplantation technique (David procedure). From 1995 to 2012, 645 Ross operations were performed, with 630 (98%) of these as freestanding root replacements (mean follow-up, 8.3 ...
Di Eusanio Marco M Cardiac Surgery Department, University Hospital S. Orsola, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aortic root management in type A acute aortic dissection is controversial. This study compared outcomes of root replacement (RR) interventions versus more conservative root (CR) management. Of 1,995 type A acute aortic dissection patients enrolled in the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection, 699 (35%) underwent RR interventions and 1,296 ...
Momeni Ali A Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Plant Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, - - 2014
Different therapeutic regimens were used for eradication of Helicobacter pylori, based on the cost, effectiveness and patient's compliance. The aim of this study was the evaluation of licorice compared with bismuth in quadruple regimen on eradication of H. pylori in patients with peptic ulcer disease (PUD). In a double-blind clinical ...
Nageswari A D AD Department of Pulmonary Medicine, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Porur, - - 2014
Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the bronchial airways. Well defined treatment options for asthma are very few. The role of vitamin D3 on asthma is still baffling. We have examined the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation in mild to moderate persistent asthma patients. We conducted an open ...
Annis Prokopis P Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Utah, United - - 2014
Study Type Retrospective cohort study. Introduction Acute proximal junctional failure (APJF) was recently defined by the International Spine Study Group as: postoperative fracture of the upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV) or UIV + 1; UIV implant failure; proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) increase > 15 degrees; or need for proximal extension of the fusion within 6 months of ...
Kalin-Hajdu Evan E Department of Ophthalmology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Que.. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of circumferential viscodilation and tensioning of Schlemm's canal (canaloplasty) in the treatment of uveitic glaucoma (UG). Pilot, retrospective, noncomparative case series. Nineteen uveitic eyes of 15 patients with UG. The main outcome measure was surgical success. Secondary outcome measures included intraocular pressure, usage of ...
Torsnes Linnea L Ålborggade 4, 4. tv., 2100 København Ø, Denmark. - - 2014
Treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is challenging. It is well known that patients with iNPH experience short-term symptom relief after shunt implantation, but the long-term effect of shunting has yielded diverging results. The objective of the present study was to review the literature and to investigate the diagnostics, ...
Skydsgaard Schou-Jensen Katrine K Urologisk Afdeling, Roskilde Hos-pital, Køgevej 7-13, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark. - - 2014
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TUR-P) is the gold standard for treatment of severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) or urine retention. Some patients are unfit for surgery due to much co-morbidity and need alternative treatment. Intraprostatic stents are one example of minimally invasive treatment for LUTS. We present our ...
Aichmair Alexander A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine and Scoliosis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United - - 2014
Design Retrospective case series. Objective The objective of this study was to assess the reoperation rate after microdiscectomy for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in patients with ≥ 5-year follow-up and identify demographic, perioperative, and outcome-related differences between patients with and without a reoperation. Methods The medical records, operative reports, and office notes ...
Pape-Köhler Carolina I A CI Institute for Research in Operative Medicine (IFOM), Private University of Witten/Herdecke, Cologne, - - 2014
To detect whether external factors (time of day, day of week, month and season, lunar phases) influence incidence and outcome of severely injured trauma patients. A retrospective cohort analysis of the TraumaRegister DGU(®) (TR-DGU) was carried out over a period of 10 years (January 2002-December 2011). Data of 35,432 primary ...
Gandini Roberto R Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Radiation Therapy, University Hospital Tor Vergata, Rome, - - 2014
Purpose : To assess the technical and midterm results in the treatment of type II endoleaks comparing nonselective (nTCE) vs. selective (sTCE) transcaval embolization. Methods : During a 4-year period, 26 patients (18 men; median age 73 years, range 68-78) underwent direct transcaval aneurysm puncture followed by embolization of the ...
Kim Tae-Hoon TH 1 Division of Cardiology, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, - - 2014
Purpose : To investigate the predictors of failed false lumen (FL) volume reduction at 12 months after stent-graft implantation in patients with type B aortic dissection. Methods : The retrospective analysis comprised 38 patients (25 men; mean age 60±12 years) with double-barrel type B aortic dissection (9 acute) treated with ...
Langwieser Nicolas N 1 I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik - - 2014
Purpose : To compare through meta-analysis the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) vs. bare metal stents (BMS) in the treatment of extracranial vertebral artery (EVA) disease. Methods : A literature search of the PubMed database was conducted to identify English-language articles in which both BMS and DES stenting were performed ...
Gandini Roberto R 1 Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Interventional Radiology, and Radiation Therapy, and - - 2014
Purpose : To evaluate the potential role, safety, and efficacy of paclitaxel-eluting balloon angioplasty for treatment of recurrent carotid in-stent restenosis (ISR). Methods : Among 856 consecutive patients who underwent carotid artery stenting from May 2002 to January 2008, 41 patients had a significant ISR (>80% stenosis). Of these, 9 ...
Ohki Takao T 1 Department of Surgery, Jikei University Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
Purpose : To report a subgroup analysis comparing safety and effectiveness outcomes in Japanese and non-Japanese patients as part of a prospective, multinational, randomized controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT00120406) evaluating a paclitaxel-coated drug-eluting stent (DES) compared to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for treating peripheral artery disease. Methods : Patients were ...
Lorenzoni Roberto R 1 Cardiovascular Department, San Luca Hospital, Lucca, - - 2014
Purpose : To report the results and complications of a single-center experience of above-the-knee angioplasty via transradial access (TRA). Methods : In a prospective study, 110 consecutive patients (88 men; mean age 72 years, range 37-90) referred for critical limb ischemia (26, 24%) or claudication were eligible for lower limb ...
Barillà D D Vascular Surgery, Policlinico Universitario G. Martino, Messina, Italy - - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the results of complex aneurysm (hostile neck anatomies) repair in high-risk patients with two minimally invasive techniques, fenestrated endografting (f-EVAR where EVAR stands for endovascular aneurysm repair) and minilaparotomy. All high-risk patients (N.=50, group 1) with hostile neck abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) ...
Cheng Hui H Department of Cardiology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, China; Department of Cardiology, the First People's Hospital of Xiaoshan, Hangzhou 311200, - - 2014
To evaluate the incidence and clinical outcome of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) plus isoproterenol (ISP)-induced non-pulmonary vein (PV) foci before and after circumferential PV isolation (CPVI) during index ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). In 80 consecutive patients undergoing catheter ablation for drug-refractory, symptomatic PAF at our hospital from ...
Bhargava Amita A Department of Neurology, Dr. S. N Medical College Jodhpur, Rajasthan, - - 2014
Cluster headache (CH) is uncommon and most painful of all primary headaches, and continues to be managed suboptimally because of wrong diagnosis. It needs to be diagnosed correctly and specifically treated. There are few studies and none from this region on CH. To study the detailed clinical profile of CH ...
Dowsey Michelle M MM Department of Orthopaedics, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, - - 2014
Little is known about whether rural-urban differences exist in patients after hip and knee joint replacement surgery. We compared patient characteristics, pain and functional outcomes of rural and urban patients undergoing joint replacement surgery in a single high-volume metropolitan centre. Prospective cohort study conducted in patients who underwent primary elective ...
Derkacz Arkadiusz A 1 Department of Internal Medicine and Hypertension, Wroclaw Medical University , Wroclaw, Poland - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of intravascular low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on selected growth factor levels in subjects undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Restenosis remains the main problem with the long-term efficacy of PCI, and growth factors are postulated to play a crucial ...
Saleh Jamil J 1 Oral Medicine Division, São Lucas Hospital, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul- PUCRS , Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The present pilot study aimed to assess the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on hyposalivation and xerostomia as a consequence of head and neck radiotherapy. The benefits of LLLT in salivary flow have been shown; however, there are no studies investigating its effects on patients who have ...
Woo P Ym PY Movement Disorder Group, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery and Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong - - 2014
Tardive dystonia is an iatrogenic complication of dopamine receptor antagonist medication such as first-generation antipsychotics. It occurs in up to 2% of patients and only 10% recover after stopping medication. Deep brain stimulation for primary dystonia has proven to be effective and its application for secondary dystonias is gaining acceptance. ...
Chen Zheng Z Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Huai'an First People's Hospital, Huai'an, Jiangsu 223300, - - 2014
Short-term outcomes of the Wallis system in the treatment of lumbar degenerative disease (LDD) have been shown to be effective, whereas there is a paucity of studies on the mid-long-term effects of the treatment of the Wallis system. This study was to evaluate the mid-long-term effects of the Wallis dynamic ...
Yang Xiaoming X Department of Orthopedics, Yijishan Hospital, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, Anhui 241001, - - 2014
Bilateral transpedicular screw fixation in conjunction with interbody fusion is widely used to treat lumbar degenerative diseases; however, there are some disadvantages of using this fixation system. This study comparatively analyzes the results of unilateral and bilateral pedicle screw fixation combined with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for one-level lumbar ...
Al-Nowaiser Abeer M AM Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi - - 2014
To evaluate the effects of systemic doxycycline on clinical and microbiological parameters of diabetic subjects with chronic periodontitis. This 9-month multi-center, randomized, parallel, single-blinded study was conducted from different hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between April 2010 and December 2010. A total of 76 diabetic subjects with chronic periodontitis were ...
Edris Fawaz E FE Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tel. +966 (12) 5270000. Fax. +966 (12) 5270001. E-mail. - - 2014
To assess the reliability of trans-vaginal-scan (TVS) in measuring the uterine depth (UD) in comparison with ultrasound-guided trial-transfer (UTT). This prospective study was conducted in 66 consecutive patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). The study took place in a private IVF center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between November ...
Wang Hai-Jun HJ Department of Neurosurgery, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China, - - 2014
The clinical characteristics of patients who presented in poor clinical grade due to ruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms (MCAAs) associated with large sylvian hematomas (SylH) were analyzed and an ingenious designed prophylactic hinged craniectomy was introduced. Twenty-eight patients were graded into Hunt-Hess grades IV-V and emergency standard micro-neurosurgeries (aneurysm clipping, ...
Pannu Jasleen J Divisions of *Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine †Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Routine manometry is recommended to prevent complications during therapeutic thoracentesis, but has not definitively been shown to prevent pneumothorax or reexpansion pulmonary edema. As chest discomfort correlates with negative pleural pressures, we aimed to determine whether the use of manometry could anticipate the development of chest discomfort during therapeutic thoracentesis. ...
Ali Adam M AM Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School, University of Oxford, Oxford, United - - 2014
The literature on paediatric osteomyelitis in the developing world is scarce, and there have been calls for further characterisation of its epidemiology and the identification of factors that limit effective management in order to guide local service delivery. Our centre is a hospital serving a population of 11 million people ...
Ajuba-Iwuji Chinwe C CC Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA - - 2014
Some have suggested that children undergoing cardiac surgery who receive angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors experience a greater degree of hypotension after anesthesia induction and in the immediate postcardiopulmonary bypass period than children who did not receive these drugs. Therefore, we examined the effect of ACE inhibitor/angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) ...
Rotes Anna Sabate AS Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
To compare the safety and effectiveness of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) versus conventional median sternotomy (open) in the repair of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) or patent foramen ovale (PFO). Among 415 consecutive patients undergoing open or VATS ASD/PFO closure between 1993 and October 2012, 153 patients were compared using ...
Ok Bong Gi BG Department of Urology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
To investigate the usefulness of urine cytology in the detection of tumor recurrence in terms of practicality and cost-effectiveness. We retrospectively analyzed 393 patients who underwent transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) from January 2010 to June 2013. All patients underwent cystoscopy, urine cytology, urinalysis, ...
Agarwal Avinash A Department of Medicine, King George's Medical University, - - 2014
The primary objective of this study was to determine the serum level of antioxidant enzymes and to correlate them with outcome in patients of aluminum phosphide (ALP) poisoning and, secondly, to evaluate the effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) given along with supportive treatment of ALP poisoning. We conducted a cohort study ...
Karbasforushan Ali A Department of Anesthesiology, Emam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, - - 2014
Nausea and vomiting after ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery is one of the most common and notable problems facing anesthesiologists in this area. This study was conducted to determine the effect of a pharyngeal pack on the severity of nausea, vomiting, and sore throat among patients after ear, pharynx, ...
Gupta Ruchi R Department of Anaesthesia, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, - - 2014
Epidural steroid injections are an accepted procedure for the conservative management of chronic backache caused by lumbar disc pathology. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the epidurographic findings for the midline, transforaminal and parasagittal approaches in lumbar epidural steroid injections, and correlating them with the clinical improvement. Sixty ...
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