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Prijic Sergej M SM Cardiology Department, Mother and Child Health Institute of Serbia, R. Dakica St. 6-8, 11070, Belgrade, - - 2014
Percutaneous balloon aortic valvoplasty (BAV) and surgical aortic valvotomy (SAV) are palliative procedures in patients with non-critical congenital valve stenosis. The aim of the study was to evaluate long-term BAV and SAV results after up to 24 years of follow-up. From 1987 to 2013, 74 consecutive interventions were performed in patients ...
Maeda Toshiyuki T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sapporo Medical University, South 1 West 16, Chuou-Ku, Sapporo, 060-8543, - - 2014
To investigate the natural course of type 2 endoleaks (T2Es) and to identify the risk factors associated with a persistent T2E after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). The medical records of patients who underwent EVAR for the treatment of an atherosclerotic abdominal aortic aneurysm between October 2006 and December 2011 at ...
Strunk H - - 2014
Purpose: To effect regression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), Gat et al. (Andrologia 2008) proposed to occlude incompetent spermatic veins to reduce increased hydrostatic pressure on the prostatic venous plexus and prevent reflux with androgen rich blood from the testicles. Our aim was to implement this treatment strategy in clinical ...
Tabrizian Parissa P Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA, - - 2014
As tumor burden increases in colorectal cancer, treatment complexity progresses from colectomy to hepatectomy and lastly to cytoreductive surgery with heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether disparities exist in the access to progressively more complex surgical treatment options. Patients undergoing surgery for colorectal ...
Park Hoon H *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Severance Children's Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between accessory navicular (AN) and flat foot and to evaluate the association between flat foot and the symptoms of patients with AN. We enrolled 196 patients with painful or asymptomatic AN in this study. Patients who were older than 18 ...
Trehan Samir K SK *Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY †Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, - - 2014
Triple arthrodesis in the appropriately indicated cerebral palsy patient with a painful and/or rigid foot deformity can significantly alleviate pain and improve function. Limited data on long-term outcomes of triple arthrodesis in this patient population exist. In addition, there have been concerns about the long-term consequences of altered biomechanics in ...
Villar Jesús J 1CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain. 2Multidisciplinary Organ Dysfunction Evaluation Research Network, Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. 3Intensive Care Unit, Hospital General de Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real, Spain. 4Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain. 5Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Universitario Río Hortega, Valladolid, Spain. 6Intensive Care Unit, Hospital General de León, León, Spain. 7Intensive Care Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Albacete, Albacete, Spain. 8Critical Care Center, Corporació Sanitaria Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Spain. 9Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Virgen de la Luz, Cuenca, Spain. 10Intensive Care Unit, Hospital La Mancha Centro, Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, Spain. 11Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Santa Bárbara, Puertollano, Ciudad Real, Spain. 12Intensive Care Unit, Hospital General Río Carrión, Palencia, Spain. 13Research Unit, Hospital Universitario NS de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. 14Department of Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. 15Department of Anesthesiology, Harvard University, Boston, - - 2014
Current in-hospital mortality of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is above 40%. ARDS outcome depends on the lung injury severity within the first 24 hours of ARDS onset. We investigated whether two widely accepted cutoff values of PaO2/FIO2 and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) would identify subsets of patients with ...
Garratt Kirk N KN Northshore/LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY - - 2014
In this issue of Circulation, Yeh and coworkers report the results of a study designed to provide insight into the frequency and impact of coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG) surgical turn-down, that is, how often patients with an indication for CABG were declared unsuitable for it by a surgeon, ...
Tatsuishi Wataru W Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Medical Center - - 2014
Background:Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We investigated the risk factors for postoperative AF and analyzed the relationship between blood sugar concentration (BS) and AF after CABG.Methods and Results:A total of 199 consecutive patients who underwent isolated CABG were retrospectively examined and classified according ...
Lemmens Luc - - 2014
The gastric bypass is the gold standard of bariatric surgery. Nevertheless some patients show insufficient weight loss or weight regain. Dilation of the pouch or the pouch outlet may be the cause. The banded gastric bypass tries to overcome dilation by placing an implant around the pouch or pouch outlet. ...
Kiddee Weerawat W Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkhla Province, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of subconjunctival bevacizumab (ScB) as adjuvant therapy to primary trabeculectomy with mitomycin C (MMC) in primary open-angle glaucoma. Forty-six eyes of primary open-angle glaucoma patients were randomized to receive ScB (1.25 mg/0.05 mL) injections (the MMC+ScB group) at the end of the operations, or sham-treated controls ...
Davies Brett W BW *Department of Ophthalmology, Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado; and †Texas Oculoplastic Consultants, Austin, Texas, - - 2014
To determine both the benefit of systemic steroids in pediatric patients with orbital cellulitis and to assess the usefulness of C-reactive protein (CRP) levels as a marker for starting steroids. Prospective, comparative interventional study. Pediatric patients aged 1 to 18 years admitted to a tertiary care children's hospital with a ...
Crawford Alexandra Z AZ Department of Ophthalmology, New Zealand National Eye Center, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of nonadherence after penetrating keratoplasty in Auckland, New Zealand, over a 10-year period and to identify predictive variables. The New Zealand National Eye Bank records were analyzed for the decade January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2009, inclusive. Variables evaluated ...
O'Halloran Conor P CP Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine if radiographic measurements, taken before tenotomy, can predict outcome in children with idiopathic clubfoot treated by the Ponseti method. A retrospective chart and radiographic review was performed on children with idiopathic clubfoot treated with the Ponseti method over a 10-year period with ...
Gao Yanxia Y Emergency Department, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, - - 2014
To determine whether haemoperfusion (HP) with continuous venovenous haemofiltration (CVVH) improves the survival of patients with acute paraquat poisoning, compared with those treated using HP alone. Medical records of patients with acute paraquat poisoning were analysed. Patients were randomised to undergo HP or HP + CVVH within 24 h of paraquat ingestion. Mortality ...
Hesham Nadia N Albany Medical College, Albany, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between donor tissue characteristics and surgical outcomes in patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED) 2 years after undergoing Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). A retrospective chart review was performed identifying 70 eyes with FED that underwent DSAEK. Donor endothelial ...
Zanella Simone S General Surgery, S. Maria del Carmine Hospital, Rovereto, TN, Italy - - 2014
Circular stapled transanal hemorrhoidopexy (STH) was first introduced by A. Longo for the correction of internal mucosal prolapse and obstructed defecation and in 1998, was proposed as alternative to conventional excisional hemorrhoidectomy. More recently, stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) has gradually gained popularity, as the Longo procedure, in the treatment ...
Liang Jackson J JJ Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stents in patients treated with thoracic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Thoracic EBRT for cancer is associated with long-term cardiotoxic sequelae. The impact of EBRT on patients requiring coronary stents is unclear. We analyzed outcomes after PCI ...
Leon Bhambi Gesite-de BG Department of Ophthalmology, Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, - - 2014
To investigate whether consecutive exotropia following medial rectus muscle recession is associated with muscle slippage and to assess the effectiveness of treating the condition with medial rectus advancement. The records of patients with consecutive exotropia after medial rectus recession were reviewed to determine medial rectus muscle insertion location at the ...
Valentijn Tabita M TM Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the - - 2014
Red blood cell transfusions are common in vascular surgery and aim to reduce tissue ischemia. However, the evidence that transfusions are beneficial is contradictory. This study evaluates the impact of perioperative transfusion (transfusion within 3 days of surgery) on 30-day postoperative outcomes in elective vascular surgery patients. This observational cohort ...
Teh Soon-Hian SH Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, - - 2014
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been increasingly causing skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). Only limited studies have made comparisons between incision and drainage (I&D) alone and I&D with adjunctive antibiotic therapy for treatment effects, and most of the studies were conducted before the emergence of MRSA. This study was ...
Roubertie François F Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, Marie Lannelongue Hospital/M3C, University Paris-Sud, Le Plessis-Robinson, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
An aortopulmonary window (APW) associated with an interrupted aortic arch (IAA) can be associated with significant rates of perioperative mortality and recurrent arch obstruction. We assessed the outcomes associated with the use of a single pericardial patch technique for primary repair. Between 2002 and 2011, 9 neonates and 2 infants ...
Negus J J JJ Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute, Level 1 The Gallery, 445 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067. Electronic address: - - 2014
Home-based rehabilitation following total knee replacement surgery can be as effective as clinic-based or in-patient rehabilitation. The use of the Nintendo Wii has been postulated as a novel rehabilitation tool that adds an additional focus on balance and proprioception into the recovery protocol. The aim of the proposed clinical trial ...
Dawe N N ENT Department,Sunderland Royal - - 2014
Background: Cricopharyngeal dysfunction following head and neck cancer treatment may lead to a significant reduction in oral intake. Carbon dioxide laser is an established procedure for the treatment of non-malignant cricopharyngeal disorders. We report our experience of laser cricopharyngeal myotomy with objective swallowing outcome measures, before and after treatment. Methods: ...
Chen Kathryn T KT Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital, Southcoast Health System, New Bedford, MA, USA, - - 2014
Because pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma is focused on disease-free and overall survival, morbidity among long-term survivors is not well described. This study sought to evaluate outcomes for long-term survivors of pancreatic cancer after pancreatoduodenectomy. The authors identified 29 patients from their prospectively collected database of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who ...
Farfaras Stefanos S Department of Orthopaedics, NU Hospital Group, Uddevalla, Sweden, - - 2014
To compare the results two to three years after intervention, using either surgical or non-operative treatment. Eighty-seven patients with subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) were randomised into open acromioplasty (OS group), arthroscopic acromioplasty (AS group) or physiotherapy (PT group) treatment. The assessments comprised the Constant score, the Watson and Sonnabend score, ...
Leeuwen Justin A M J van JA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery , Betanien Hospital , - - 2014
Background and purpose - Intraoperatively, patient-specific positioning guides (PSPGs) represent the preoperatively planned alignment. We investigated the degree of correlation between preoperative planning and the alignment achieved postoperatively with the PSPG technique. Patients and methods - TKAs performed with the PSPG technique between 2009 and 2011 were included. 39 patients ...
Tang Xiangyu X Department of Orthopaedics, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital (301 Hospital), 28 Fuxing Rd, Beijing, 100853, People's Republic of - - 2014
The application of vertebral body derotation (DVBD) is still controversial by now; the purpose of this prospective cohort study was to compare comprehensive outcomes between segmental DVBD and simple rod derotation (SRD) especially in main thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. 36 patients in DVBD group and 45 patients in SRD group ...
Ruiz-Tovar Jaime J Department of Surgery, Bariatric Surgery Unit, General University Hospital Elche, Alicante, Spain, - - 2014
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk has been associated with elevated body mass index (BMI), especially in morbidly obese subjects. Aging and obesity can play a synergic effect on accelerating the renal function deterioration. Bariatric surgery (mainly gastric bypass or biliopancreatic diversion) has demonstrated an improvement on renal function, but little ...
Shah Monali M Department of Periodontics, K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, - - 2014
Demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) has been used extensively in periodontal therapy. Questions have been raised however, about the osteogenic potential of the variety of grafts available. In India the cost factor is another important consideration. The aim of this study therefore was to evaluate the clinical efficiency of the ...
Song Jong Wook JW Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 120-752; Anaesthesia and Pain Research Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 120-752. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of perioperative N-acetylcysteine (NAC) administration, a known antioxidant, on the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after off-pump coronary bypass surgery (OPCAB) in patients with known risk factors of AKI. One hundred seventeen patients with ≥1 of the following risk ...
Cesareo Roberto R Thyroid Diseases Center, "S.M.Goretti" Hospital, Latina, - - 2014
Context: Ultrasound (US)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of solid thyroid nodules (TNs) is a minimally invasive procedure that may induce a volume reduction of symptomatic solid benign thyroid nodules (TNs). Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of RFA in debulking benign TNs. Design and ...
Park Chul Hwan CH Department of Radiology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Background To evaluate whether the overgrowth of costal cartilage exists in patients with pectus excavatum, we compared the length of the costal cartilage and ribs between patients with asymmetric pectus excavatum and controls without chest wall deformity using three-dimensional computed tomography. Materials and Methods Nineteen adult patients with asymmetric pectus excavatum and ...
Ma Christopher C Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, - - 2014
To compare the proportion of secondary loss of response to adalimumab and infliximab during maintenance treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) after primary response to induction therapy. The efficacy of anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) therapy used to maintain response in patients with UC after primary response to induction therapy wanes with ...
Park Sang-Eun SE Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Daejeon St Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon, - - 2014
Intratendinous tears of the rotator cuff are rare, and little has been written about them. To investigate the prevalence and clinical and radiological outcomes of arthroscopically confirmed intratendinous tears treated with transtendon suture bridge repair. Case series; Level of evidence, 4. Included in the study were 33 patients (16 male, ...
Zhou Yanming Y Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreato-Vascular Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, Xiamen, - - 2014
This study was conducted to compare the incidences of delayed gastric emptying (DGE) following pylorus-resecting pancreaticoduodenectomy (PrPD) and pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PpPD), respectively. Data for 37 patients submitted to PrPD were compared with data for a matched number of patients submitted to PpPD during the same period. A meta-analysis of comparative ...
Guzzetta Nina A NA From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia; †Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership School of Medicine, Athens, Georgia; and ‡Cardiac Outcomes Research, Sibley Heart Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, - - 2014
Neonates undergoing cardiac surgery are especially prone to the hemostatic alterations of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and are at high risk for post-CPB bleeding. An immature coagulation system, significant hemodilution from the CPB prime, long CPB times at low temperatures, and extensive suture lines increase neonates' susceptibility to bleeding after CPB. ...
Colom Alejandro J AJ Respiratory Centre, R Gutierrez Children's Hospital, Buenos Aires, - - 2014
Postinfectious bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) is a chronic respiratory disease that usually follows a severe adenovirus infection. To determine the evolution of pulmonary function and clinical outcome of children with postinfectious BO during childhood. The study included patients diagnosed with postinfectious BO in whom at least two spirometries were performed within ...
Blackshear J L JL Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, - - 2014
Gastrointestinal hemorrhage is considered a severe complication of von Willebrand disease. Optimal therapy for acquired von Willebrand syndrome and severe gastrointestinal bleeding with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is undefined. Seventy seven patients, median, (IQR) age 67, (56-75) years, 49% women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy underwent von Willebrand factor multimer testing and acquisition of ...
Arora Sanjay S The Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Patients discharged from the emergency department (ED) are often referred for primary care, specialty, or other disease-specific follow-up appointments. Attendance at these scheduled follow-up appointments has been found to improve patient outcomes, decrease ED bounce-backs, and reduce malpractice risk. Reasons for missing follow-up visits are complex, but the most commonly ...
Fine Howard F HF Department of Ophthalmology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New - - 2014
To report the frequency and characteristics of intraocular inflammation after intravitreal aflibercept injection. A single-center retrospective study was performed in patients who received intravitreal aflibercept from November 2011 through June 2013. There were 28 cases of intraocular inflammation after a total of 5,905 aflibercept injections among 1,660 patients. The mean ...
Zeckey C C Trauma Department, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, - - 2014
Chest trauma is a relevant risk factor for mortality after multiple trauma. Kinetic therapy (KT) represents a potential treatment option in order to restore pulmonary function. Decision criteria for performing kinetic therapy are not fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the decision making process to initiate ...
Wong Kai-Pun KP Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, - - 2014
During examination of the vocal cords (VC) using transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography (TLUSG), 3 sonographic landmarks (namely, false VC [FC], true VC [TC], and arytenoids [AR]) are often seen. However, it remains unclear which landmark provides a more reliable assessment and whether seeing more landmarks improves the diagnostic accuracy and reliability. ...
Wachtel Heather H Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Data on long-term blood pressure (BP) control after adrenalectomy for primary hyperaldosteronism are limited. We analyzed long-term outcomes to identify factors predictive of cure. We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing adrenalectomy for primary hyperaldosteronism (1997-2013). BP and antihypertensive medications were assessed at long-term follow-up (≥12 months). Primary outcome ...
Moraiti Constantina C Institut de la Main, Paris, - - 2014
To assess rotator cuff rupture characteristics and evaluate healing and the functional outcome after arthroscopic repair in patients older than 70 years versus patients younger than 50 years. We conducted a multicenter, prospective, comparative study of 40 patients younger than 50 years (group A) and 40 patients older than 70 ...
Cordovilla Rosa R Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Universitario de Salamanca, Salamanca, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Persistent air leak is frustrating for both patients and physicians, above all leaks with a high risk of surgery. Insertion of endobronchial valves could be an alternative to surgery. The aim of this study is to describe our experience in these valves and analyse their efficacy in a series of ...
Craik Johnathan D JD Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, - - 2014
The risk of revision following unicompartmental arthroplasty (UKA) is greater compared with primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Some surgeons report that UKA revision is straightforward with outcomes comparable to TKA. We reviewed all Oxford medial UKAs and TKAs performed at our institution over a five year period. Patient reported outcomes ...
Chiu Li-Chung LC Division of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, - - 2014
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be used as a salvage therapy, but the effectiveness is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of mortality and the influence of organ dysfunction scores in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients treated with ECMO. The records of adult ...
Güvener Murat M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, - - 2014
This study aims to assess the frequency of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) following congenital heart surgery and risk factors associated with this clinical syndrome. Charts of all patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease in a single institution over a five-year period were analyzed retrospectively. The presence of SIRS ...
Suzuki S S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japanese Red Cross, Katsushika Maternity Hospital , Tokyo , - - 2014
We reviewed the obstetric records of 40 singleton deliveries complicated by placental abruption which developed at patients' homes after 24 weeks' gestation. Of the 40 cases complicated by placental abruption which developed at home, 13 cases (33%) were defined as showing adverse outcomes (5 cases of IUFD and 8 cases ...
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