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Takigawa Masateru M Cardiovascular Center, Yokosuka Kyosai - - 2014
Background:The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and predictors (which have not previously been fully elucidated) of late-phase thromboembolism (TE) after catheter ablation (CA) for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF).Methods and Results:We studied 1,156 consecutive patients (61±10 years; 891 men; CHADS2score, 0.8±1.0) after CA for symptomatic paroxysmal AF and examined ...
Frenkel Tal T Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
The purpose of this four year retrospective study was to compare the anatomical and functional outcomes of complicated retinal detachment (RD) surgery by pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with and without retinotomy. The main outcome measures were primary anatomical success (defined as retinal re-attachment at the final follow-up after a single ...
Yeh Kuang-Ting - - 2014
BackgroundLaminoplasty is an effective procedure for treating cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). Little information is available regarding the surgical outcomes of expansive open-door laminoplasty (EOLP) when securing with titanium miniplates without bone grafting. This study is aimed to elucidate the efficacy of and problems associated with EOLP secured with titanium miniplates ...
Oue Takaharu T Department of Pediatric Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, - - 2014
Introduction With the recent improvements in the prognosis of pediatric malignancies, the number of patients surviving long-term after surgery has been increasing. Therefore, the late effects of cancer treatments are important issues. In this study, we analyzed the problems associated with the treatment of pediatric patients during the long-term follow-up after ...
Casartelli Nicola C NC N.C. Casartelli, PhD, Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland, and INSERM U1093-Cognition, Action and Sensory Plasticity, University of Burgundy, Dijon, - - 2014
The assessment of physical activity is of concern in patients after total hip arthroplasty (THA). So far, no questionnaire has however demonstrated adequate reproducibility and validity for assessing physical activity in these patients. To evaluate the reproducibility and validity of the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) questionnaire in ...
Lio Antonio A Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Fondazione Toscana G. Monasterio, Massa, Italy Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, MI, Italy - - 2014
Triple valve surgery (TVS) is still a challenge for surgeons because of prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and myocardial ischaemic times. The reported operative mortality rate for TVS ranges between 2.5 and 25%; long-term survival is also diminished, with reported survival rates at 5 and 10 years of 75-82 and 61-75%, ...
Chang Chan-Chi CC Departments of Otolaryngology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, - - 2014
Our study was designed to ascertain the outcomes of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) combined with submucosal resection (SMR)/septoplasty in reducing FESS revision rates. Retrospective population-based study. Academic tertiary medical center. By using the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, we obtained the patients who underwent FESS for chronic rhinosinusitis. These ...
Giannopoulos Georgios G Athens General Hospital "G. Gennimatas", Athens, Greece - - 2014
-The autonomic system is an important determinant of atrial arrhythmogenesis. Current evidence indicates that a combined sympathovagal drive is most commonly responsible for eliciting atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes. The purpose of this study was to test whether moxonidine, a centrally acting sympathoinhibitory agent, can lead to reduction in post-ablation AF ...
McElnay Philip J PJ Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK - - 2014
Uniportal approaches to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy have been described in significant series. Few comparison studies between the two techniques exist. The aim was to determine whether the uniportal technique had more favourable postoperative outcomes than the multiport technique. All VATS lobectomies undertaken at a single university hospital during ...
Xie Wenjia W School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, 270 Xueyuan Road, Wenzhou, 325027, - - 2014
Purpose: To investigate the effect on tear menisci after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with flap creation by either microkeratome or femtosecond laser. Methods: Sixty eyes of 30 myopes were analyzed. Fifteen patients underwent LASIK with Moria II microkeratome, and the other 15 patients with 60-KHz IntraLase femtosecond laser. Upper ...
Karamese Mehtap M From the Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Selcuk University, Konya, - - 2014
The objective of the present study was to examine whether joint sounds are objective criteria for evaluating the success of surgery for non-reduced anterior disc dislocation. Twenty-seven patients (age, 35.6 ± 10.6 years; female/male, 22:5) with non-reduced disc dislocation, as confirmed by MRI, were included in the study. Temporomandibular joint ...
Min Byung-Kyu BK From the *School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul; and †Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and ‡Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Dental Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, South - - 2014
The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare the durations of total treatment (TT), and preoperative orthodontic treatment (Pre-OP-OT) and postoperative orthodontic treatment (Post-OP-OT) between conventional 3-stage method (CTM) and surgery-first approach (SFA). The subjects consisted of skeletal Class III patients who were treated with non-extraction and 2-jaw surgery ...
Eroglu Seyda Ersahan SE From the *Department of Endodontics, Oran Poliklini Dis Servisi, Beytepe Asker Hastanesi, Oran, Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey; and †Department of Orthodontics, Center for Dental Sciences, Maresal Cakmak Hospital, Erzurum, - - 2014
This study examined the effects of Le Fort I (LF-I) osteotomy on pulpal blood flow (PBF) in maxillary teeth during a 12-month postsurgical period. A laser Doppler flowmeter was used to measure PBF in maxillary incisors, canines, and first premolars of 14 patients undergoing LF-I osteotomy (study group), 7 patients ...
Ad Niv N Cardiac Surgery Research, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, Virginia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Long-term management of oral anticoagulation (OAC) after ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is an ongoing challenge. Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) guidelines provide no specific recommendations for OAC after surgical ablation. The purpose of this study was to determine the necessity of OAC protocols after surgical ablation. Patients (N = 691) who ...
Weiss Scott L SL 1Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. 2Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. 3Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. 4The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA. 5Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. 6Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, - - 2014
Delayed antimicrobials are associated with poor outcomes in adult sepsis, but data relating antimicrobial timing to mortality and organ dysfunction in pediatric sepsis are limited. We sought to determine the impact of antimicrobial timing on mortality and organ dysfunction in pediatric patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. Retrospective observational ...
Liu Zhen-Yu ZY Department of Orthopaedics, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100050, - - 2014
To clarify the effectiveness of Chinese herbal fomentation in treating chronic neck pain by means of changes in cervical kinematics. Seventy-six patients with chronic neck pain were included in the study and were randomized into two groups based on the random number generator of the SPSS software: fomentation combined with ...
Kim Myungshin M Department of Laboratory Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
We performed single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array analysis of 35 newly diagnosed symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM) patients who received bortezomib-melphalan-prednisone (VMP) to identify collaborating genetic events that could predict the outcome of treatment. A total of 340 copy number variations (CNVs) were identified, with the most frequently identified CNVs being ...
Rathleff M S MS Orthopaedic Surgery Research Unit, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of shoe inserts and plantar fascia-specific stretching vs shoe inserts and high-load strength training in patients with plantar fasciitis. Forty-eight patients with ultrasonography-verified plantar fasciitis were randomized to shoe inserts and daily plantar-specific stretching (the stretch group) or shoe inserts ...
Glavind Karin K Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, - - 2014
To evaluate sexual function in women before and after tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) operation for stress urinary incontinence. Prospective study. Aalborg University Hospital, department of gynecology and obstetrics between November 2008 and June 2010. A total of 63 patients who had a TVT operation performed. Patients completed the Pelvic Organ ...
Koene Ryan J RJ Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
HAS-BLED and CHA2DS2-VASc scores predict bleeding in patients on anticoagulation and thromboembolic (TE) risk in patients with atrial fibrillation, respectively. We hypothesized that these scores would be predictive of bleeding and TE complications following continuous-flow ventricular assist device (CF-VAD) implantation. Baseline HAS-BLED and CHA2DS2-VASc scores were retrospectively determined for 173 ...
Arima Yuichiro Y Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, - - 2014
CYP2C19 polymorphism modulates platelet reactivity in coronary artery disease patients with stent implants. However, the impact of the CYP2C19 genotype on clopidogrel response and clinical outcome has not been fully understood to date. We enrolled 518 consecutive patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (n=214) and stable angina (SA) (n=304). All ...
Ruokun Huang H Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Wuhan Puai Hospital, Wuhan, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the postoperative radiographic and functional outcomes of reduction and fixation of a posterior plafond fracture using a posterolateral approach. We included 38 patients with a tibial plafond fracture. Fixation was most commonly performed using screws, T plates, or meta plates. The ...
Krivochenitser Roman R Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, - - 2014
Adolescent patients comprise the highest rate of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in the United States. These patients often initially present to the emergency department (ED) with vague symptoms. 1) Quantify the frequency of underrecognized GC and CT cervical infections in adolescent women tested in the ED; 2) ...
Lim Rongxuan R From Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington, Kent, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
To study the keratometric stability of limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs) performed during cataract surgery. Princess Royal University Hospital, Kent, United Kingdom. Retrospective case series. Medical notes of patients who had small-incision cataract surgery combined with LRIs between November 2006 and December 2010 were reviewed. Keratometric astigmatism was measured using Scheimpflug ...
Guirgis Faheem W FW Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the use of end-tidal carbon dioxide (etco2) as an end point of sepsis resuscitation. This was a prospective, observational, single-center cohort study of emergency department patients receiving treatment for severe sepsis with a quantitative resuscitation protocol. Three etco2 readings were taken during a 1-minute time frame at 0, ...
Kendra Matthew S MS Center for Innovation to Implementation, Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 795 Willow Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94204, USA; Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Satisfaction is a critical component of patient-centered care, yet little is known about the degree to which patient satisfaction is linked to subsequent outcomes, especially in substance use disorder (SUD) treatments and 12-step groups. The current study assessed the degree to which satisfaction with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient ...
Renfree Kevin J KJ From the *Department of Orthopedics, †Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and ‡Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, - - 2014
We compared a static extension orthosis with percutaneous pinning of the distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) for treatment of closed mallet injuries. After receiving counsel about treatment options, 44 patients (25 women and 19 men; mean age, 57 years) freely chose orthosis and 18 patients (5 women and 13 men; mean ...
Drinane James J JJ From the *Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery; and †Bergman/Folkers Plastic Surgery, Des Moines, - - 2014
Capsular contracture is the most frequent complication after primary augmentation mammoplasty. The practice of irrigating implant pockets with a triple antibiotic solution has been widely adopted in an attempt to prevent capsular contracture, despite a limited understanding of the inciting pathophysiology. Capsular contracture is commonly attributed to subclinical infection, immunologic ...
Lehtinen Miia M Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland - - 2014
We present here a sub-study of our prospective, randomized, double-blinded trial of bone marrow mononuclear cell (BMMC) transplantation with coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00418418), evaluating our secondary end-point concerning hospital stay as well as perioperative morbidity. Injecting a substantial amount of biologically active cells into a diseased ...
Hilderink Michelle J M MJ Departments of aInternal Medicine bGastro-enterology, School of CAPHRI, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The - - 2014
Sepsis is associated with high mortality. Because early therapy has proven to decrease mortality, a risk stratification tool that quickly and easily quantifies mortality risk of patients will be helpful to guide appropriate treatment. We investigated five scores in terms of (a) predicting 28-day mortality and (b) their feasibility for ...
Toussaint Rull James RJ Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, White 535, Boston, MA - - 2014
The 2006 Massachusetts Healthcare Reform (MHR) has resulted in health coverage for 98.1% of residents in Massachusetts. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of MHR on the actual rate of uninsured individuals in the orthopaedic trauma population in the largest metropolitan area of Massachusetts. We also ...
Ito Yasuo Y Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, International University of Health and Welfare Atami Hospital, Atami, - - 2014
We determined the effectiveness of tongue-tie division (frenuloplasty/ frenulotomy) for speech articulation disorder in children with ankyloglossia (tongue-tie). We conducted an articulation test in 5 children (3-8 years old) with speech problems who underwent tongue-tie division. The test consisted of 50 pictures of common Japanese words with 2-3 syllables. The ...
Chong David Y DY aDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma bDepartment of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery cDepartment of Statistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, - - 2014
Ponseti treatment for clubfoot has been successful, but recurrence continues to be an issue. After correction, patients are typically braced full time with a static abduction bar and shoes. Patient compliance with bracing is a modifiable risk factor for recurrence. We hypothesized that the use of Mitchell shoes and a ...
Ammar Samir Ahmad SA Assiut University Hospitals, Assiut, Egypt - - 2014
Purpose. To evaluate a new technique for treating complete rectal prolapse in adults that combines injection sclerotherapy with anal encirclement. Methods. From 2008 to 2012, 20 patients were treated using combined perirectal injection sclerotherapy with anal encirclement. The primary outcome was recurrent full-thickness/mucosal rectal prolapse. Results. The mean age of ...
Youland Kelly M KM From the *Pharmacy Services, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; †Department of Pharmacy, Gundersen Health System; and ‡Department of Medical Research, Gundersen Medical Foundation, La Crosse, - - 2014
Benzodiazepines are often considered the standard of care for managing symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Because of potential adverse effects, other agents have been evaluated in this patient population. Previous studies have produced mixed results on the efficacy of levetiracetam in alcohol withdrawal. The objective of this study was ...
Minardi Daniele D Department of Clinic and Specialistic Sciences, Institute of Urology, Polytechnic University of the Marche Region, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, - - 2014
To evaluate the therapeutic effects of tamsulosin on recurrent urinary tract infections in women with dysfunctional voiding. A total of 155 women with recurrent urinary tract infections and dysfunctional voiding were included and randomly assigned to the following groups: uroflowmetry biofeedback (group 1), α1-adrenoceptor antagonists (group 2), uroflowmetry biofeedback combined with α1-adrenoceptor ...
Urbanski Paul P PP Cardiovascular Clinic Bad Neustadt, Bad Neustadt, Germany - - 2014
The aim of the study was to evaluate whether a complete aortic root replacement using a composite graft with biological valve prosthesis carries a higher early or late postoperative risk than isolated valve replacement. Between 1998 and 2008, 182 consecutive patients underwent complete aortic root and ascending aorta replacement using ...
Han Jinu J From the Institute of Vision Research (J. Han, Hong, H.K. Lee, S-H Han), Department of Ophthalmology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, SU Yonsei Eye Clinic (S. Lee), and B & VIIT Eye Center (Kim), Seoul, South - - 2014
To analyze the effect of bilateral laser refractive surgery on fusional vergence amplitude and near point convergence in normal orthotropic myopic patients. Cornea and refractive private practice, Seoul, South Korea. Prospective observational study. Moderately myopic patients (2.0 to 6.0 diopters [D]) had bilateral laser refractive surgery with postoperative follow-ups at ...
Beane Joal D JD Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine if early recognition and treatment of delayed gastric emptying (DGE) can augment postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing pancreatectomy. The International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery definition of DGE was used to identify patients at Indiana University Hospital who required supplemental nutrition for ...
Thalmann Markus M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hietzing Hospital, Vienna, - - 2014
The Sorin Freedom SOLO (FS) bovine pericardial stentless valve prosthesis is designed for supraannular, subcoronary implantation. We report our experience and results with 277 consecutively implanted FS bioprostheses. 277 patients (mean age, 74.2 ± 7.3 years; 139 (50.2%) female) underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) with the FS stentless bioprosthesis. The ...
De Los Reyes Kenneth M KM Department of Neurological Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA, 02115, - - 2014
Among the major complications of transsphenoidal surgery, less attention has been given to severe postoperative epistaxis, which can lead to devastating consequences. In this study, we reviewed 551 consecutive patients treated over a 4year period by the senior author to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, etiology and management of immediate ...
Sun Andrew J AJ USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, - - 2014
To determine the rate, timing, and predictors of venous thromboembolism (VTE) following open radical cystectomy for urothelial bladder cancer (UBC) and compare warfarin (1971-2008) vs. unfractionated heparin (2008-2012) use as prophylaxis. A retrospective review of 2316 patients who underwent open radical cystectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection for UBC ...
Tsai Jenny P JP Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
Medication adherence is important for optimal secondary stroke prevention. We evaluated short-term adherence to antihypertensive and lipid-lowering agents after a new ischemic stroke, as predictor of adherence at 1 and 2 years. A 5-year cohort of patients from 11 institutions in the Registry of the Canadian Stroke Network was linked to ...
Tarcan Tufan T Department of Urology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of retropubic (RP) or transobturator (TO) midurethral slings (MUS) in a prospective randomized cohort of Turkish women. Patients and Methods: A total of 54 women with urodynamic stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were randomized to undergo either RP ...
Dybowski Bartosz A BA Department of Urology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To find out if detrusor overactivity (DO) is a predictor of moderate or severe storage lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) persisting 6 months after photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP). Patients with bladder outlet obstruction proved by urodynamics who underwent PVP with the lithium triborate laser were followed for 6 months with ...
Yagi Mitsuru M Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Murayama Medical Center. Electronic address: - - 2014
During quiet standing, the gravity line (GL) can be located according to the sum of the ground reaction forces (GRF) measured with a force platform. C7 plumb line (C7PL) is an easy method to estimate sagittal trunk balance, but discordance between C7PL and the GL is widely recognized. However, the ...
Plunkett Mark D MD Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, - - 2014
Management of a ventricular septal defect (VSD) at time of coarctation of the aorta (CoA) repair remains controversial, with recent studies advocating concomitant repair of both defects. We evaluated the surgical management and mortality for patients undergoing CoA repair associated with a VSD. We retrospectively reviewed data submitted to the ...
McCarthy Fenton H FH Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Recent studies have suggested that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may have superior outcomes compared with aortic valve replacement (AVR) for high-risk patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR). Considering significant MR is frequently addressed with a mitral valve repair or replacement (MVR) at the time of open aortic valve replacement, ...
Nguyen Tom C TC Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital-Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, - - 2014
An increasing number of patients with prior coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) now present with severe aortic stenosis. The proposed benefit of surgical (SAVR) vs transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is unknown. The objective of this study was to compare short-term and midterm outcomes of patients undergoing isolated SAVR vs ...
Unbehaun Axel A Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
In line with our institutional strategy, we do not accept paravalvular leakage after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Apart from data from very limited initial experience, predictors of leakage in large cohorts treated with new types of TAVI prostheses are still lacking. From April 2008 to August 2013, 730 patients ...
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