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Tunovic Edin - - 2012
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening infectious disease whose incidence has been on the rise. Commonly a consequence of group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus infection, it results in high levels of morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis is difficult and treatment involves emergent surgical intervention and antibiotic therapy. The aim of this study ...
Verma Anand - - 2012
The Ponseti method has been reported to have successful results in clubfoot patients less than 6 months of age but the literature on its efficacy in older clubfoot patients still remains sparse. In our study, we prospectively evaluated 55 clubfeet (37 patients) to determine clinically whether the Ponseti method is ...
Murphy Erin H - - 2012
Conventional repair of aortic arch pathology is associated with significant mortality and stroke rates of 6-20% and 12%, respectively. Because endografting has excellent results for descending thoracic aortic disease, extension of thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR) to the arch is a consideration. Records of patients with aortic arch pathology treated with ...
Pai Menaka - - 2012
Heparin is the mainstay in the treatment and prevention of thrombosis in such diverse clinical settings as venous thromboembolism, acute coronary syndrome, cardiopulmonary bypass, and hemodialysis. However, the major complication of heparin - like that of all anticoagulants - is bleeding. Heparin may need to be reversed in the following ...
Moriya Toshiyuki - - 2012
To evaluate the efficacy of transanastomotic pancreatic duct internal stenting in the reduction of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Retrospective study. Mayo Clinic. Between January 1, 1999, and September 30, 2010, 553 patients underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy by a single surgeon. Rates of POPF, morbidity, and mortality between stent and no-stent ...
Hao Jie - - 2012
Vertebral hemangiomas are benign tumors with a rich vasculature. Symptoms may vary from simple vertebral pain, sometimes resistant to conservative medical treatment, to progressive neurological deficit. Surgery or radiotherapy have been the treatment of choice for several years, but they were worsened by intraoperative and postoperative hemorrhagic complications related to ...
de Ruijter Jessica - - 2012
Sanfilippo disease (mucopolysaccharidosis type III [MPS III]) is a rare neurodegenerative metabolic disease caused by a deficiency of 1 of the 4 enzymes involved in the degradation of heparan sulfate (HS), a glycosaminoglycan (GAG). Genistein has been proposed as potential therapy but its efficacy remains uncertain. We aimed to determine ...
Shimoyama Yasuhiko - - 2012
Coronary artery calcification has been associated with higher mortality in coronary artery disease and chronic kidney disease. This study aimed to correlate coronary artery calcification score (CACS) with all-cause and cardiovascular mortalities in hemodialysis (HD) patients. A survival analysis was conducted in 200 HD patients. CACS was assessed by multidetector-row ...
Apyan Paul - - 2012
Infection after intra-articular steroid injection of the hip is rare, occurring in <1 of 15,000 cases. Septic arthritis following intra-articular injection is even rarer. This is the only documented case of systemic septicemia following intra-articular injection.The patient received an intra-articular steroid injection to the left hip under fluoroscopic guidance, which ...
Farsetti Pasquale - - 2012
Tibiofibular torsion was measured by computed tomography in three series of patients affected by congenital clubfoot who were treated with different protocols. The normal leg of unilateral deformities served as the control. For the bilateral cases, only the right side was included in the study. The angle between the bicondylar ...
Gupta Anil K - - 2012
Background: Massive irreparable rotator cuff tears in patients without advanced glenohumeral arthritis can pose a challenge to surgeons. Numerous management strategies have been utilized, and studies have shown varied results with regard to shoulder pain, range of motion, strength, and overall function. Hypothesis: Patients undergoing repair of massive irreparable rotator ...
Meade Ricardo A - - 2012
It has commonly been assumed that deeper facelift dissection causes greater and more prolonged swelling. In this preliminary report, the authors compare the lymphatic reconstitution after multiple techniques of rhytidectomy by means of dynamic lymphoscintigraphy. Three patients were enrolled in this study. All three were female, were similar in age, ...
Marenzi Giancarlo - - 2012
This study investigated the effect of furosemide-forced diuresis and intravenous saline infusion matched with urine output, using a novel dedicated device designed for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) prevention. CIN is a frequent cause of acute kidney injury associated with increased morbidity and mortality. A total of 170 consecutive patients with chronic ...
Gil Robert J - - 2012
Background: The best treatment strategy for coronary bifurcation stenosis is still unknown. Dedicated bifurcation stents are the most promising solution. Aim: To evaluate the safety and short-term efficacy of a new stent dedicated for coronary bifurcation stenosis. Methods: A new bifurcation optimisation stent system (BiOSS, Balton, Poland) is made of ...
Manchikanti Laxmaiah - - 2012
Cervical postsurgery syndrome is common with increasing cervical surgical interventions. Cervical spine surgery may fail in a certain proportion of patients with continued pain secondary to pseudoarthrosis, adjacent segment degeneration, inadequate decompression, iatrogenic instability, facet joint arthritis, deformity, and spinal stenosis. Among the various treatments available for managing cervical postsurgery ...
Beier Ulrike Stephanie - - 2012
Purpose: The aim of this clinical retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical quality, success rate, and estimated survival rate of anterior veneers made of silicate glass-ceramic in a long-term analysis of up to 20 years. Materials and Methods: Anterior teeth in the maxillae and mandibles of 84 patients (38 ...
Brancheau Steven P - - 2012
The authors present a retrospective study of 35 consecutive patients (60 feet) treated with the Maxwell-Brancheau Arthroereisis (MBA) implant. The mean age of the cohort at the time of surgery was 14.3 (range 5 to 46) years, and 22 (62.86%) men and 13 (37.14%) women were included. Preoperative and postoperative ...
Dalvi Rajesh - - 2012
To report the 5-year intraocular pressure (IOP) outcomes of patients requiring a 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) needling revision compared to a matched sample. Forty eyes receiving 5-FU bleb needling revision were matched to 40 patients not needled. IOP was recorded preoperatively and annually to 5 years. The main outcome measure was surgical ...
Thieman-Mankin Kelley M - - 2012
Objective-To compare short-term complication rates in dogs and cats undergoing cystotomy closure by use of an inverting double-layer pattern (group I) versus cystotomy closure by use of an appositional single-layer pattern (group A). Design-Retrospective case series. Animals-144 client-owned dogs and cats that underwent cystotomy between 1993 and 2010. Procedures-Information on ...
Veiga-Filho Joel - - 2012
This randomized controlled trial was designed to assess whether dressing wear time could influence surgical-site infection rates and skin colonization. Patients' perception at self-assessment was also analyzed. Seventy patients undergoing reduction mammaplasty were randomly allocated to group I (dressing removed on postoperative day 1) or group II (dressing removed on ...
Van den Branden Ben J L - - 2012
This study sought to assess the feasibility and safety of percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve (MV) repair in patients with an unacceptably high operative risk. MV repair for mitral regurgitation (MR) can be accomplished by use of a clip that approximates the free edges of the mitral leaflets. All patients were ...
Prendes Brandon L - - 2012
To describe our experience with therapeutic sialendoscopy for radioiodine (iodine 131 [(131)I]) sialadenitis. Retrospective medical chart review. Academic tertiary referral center. The study included 11 patients who underwent therapeutic sialendoscopy for the treatment of (131)I sialadenitis after failing medical management. Therapeutic sialendoscopy with dilation and irrigation of the ductal system ...
Gattas David J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Recent research suggests that 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 is one of the most frequently used resuscitation fluids worldwide. The retraction of studies evaluating its use necessitates a reevaluation of available evidence regarding its safety and efficacy. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of unretracted randomized controlled ...
Prince Melanie D - - 2012
Breast prosthesis reconstruction continues to be the most common form of breast reconstruction, and infection and exposure remain major concerns for patients and surgeons. A retrospective review was performed of patients who underwent attempted implant salvage between 2002 and 2008 by a single surgeon according to a single protocol. Analyzed ...
Borysov Maksym - - 2012
Claims have been made in a pilot study that a new form of short-term rehabilitation according to 'Best Practice' standards would change signs and symptoms of patients with scoliosis in the short-term. Aim of this study is to repeat the study published 2010 with a larger sample of patients using ...
Chechik Ofir - - 2012
Background: Early surgical treatment is indicated to reduce mortality and morbidity associated with immobilization due to hip fracture. The judiciousness of postponing surgery to allow withdrawal of clopidogrel and return of normal platelet function (5-10 days) in elderly patients being chronically treated with this antiplatelet medication is a matter of ...
Hisatomi Kazuki - - 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of carperitide in maintaining renal function during intraoperative and postoperative management of patients with renal dysfunction undergoing elective cardiovascular surgery. The subjects were 88 patients with a preoperative serum creatinine level ≥1.2 mg/dl who underwent elective cardiovascular surgery using cardiopulmonary ...
Alizadeh Abolfath - - 2012
Background: Thromboembolic complications resulting from radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) have an overall incidence of 0.6%. Multiple intracardiac catheters are often necessary for electrophysiological study and RFCA therapy. Therefore, the placement of multiple venous sheaths in one femoral vein is always required for multiple intracardiac catheter insertion. The safety of the ...
Aggarwal Vikram - - 2012
Sonoclot analysis is a point of care test to monitor the coagulation process, presenting a comprehensive evaluation of the clot formation and retraction as well as platelet function. This randomized double-blinded study was designed to investigate the utility of Sonoclot analysis in monitoring the coagulation profile as also the antifibrinolytic ...
Landeira Graciela - - 2012
With the aim of analyzing the influence of presence of cirrhosis at baseline on the outcome, we revised the evolution of a cohort of patients with type 1 autoimmune hepatitis, prospectively followed at a single hospital. 139 patients (113 females, 26 males), median age 45.7 years, interquartile range 13-59 years, ...
Valdes Kristin - - 2012
Purpose: To evaluate the use of orthotic devices (splints) in an attempt to resolve trigger finger. Methods: Data were extracted from 46 charts during a five-year period from January 2005 to December 2010. At ten weeks, patients were seen for follow-up assessment of pain and stage of stenosing tenosynovitis (SST). One-year ...
Felipez Lina M - - 2012
The aim of the study was to evaluate thalidomide as rescue therapy for pediatric patients with severe refractory Crohn disease (CD) who failed to respond to antitumor necrosis factor (TNF) biologic agents. A computerized database was used to identify children with CD who had failed conventional immunosuppression therapy and received ...
Ghoraba Hammouda H - - 2012
To compare the effectiveness of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with either silicone oil or gas tamponade for the treatment of traumatic macular holes. A retrospective comparative study included 22 patients who were operated on by PPV for repair of traumatic macular holes with either silicone oil tamponade (nine patients) or ...
Sheu Bor-Shyang - - 2012
The present study determined whether the genotypes of S-mephenytoin 4'-hydroxylase (CYP2C19) could serve as an indicator to assess the success of long-term on-demand therapy (ODT) with pantoprazole for the patients with severe reflux esophagitis as Los Angles grade C or D (RE-CD). A total of 240 patients with RE-CD were ...
Ferri Emanuele - - 2012
Purpose. The aim of this study is the investigation of the effectiveness of intratympanic steroids therapy (IST) in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) who had not responded to intravenous treatment, evaluating the overall hearing recovery and comparing the results with different variables. Materials and Methods. Our study ...
am Esch Jan Schulte - - 2012
This study was designed to evaluate the clinical outcome of patients undergoing portal vein embolization (PVE) and autologous CD133 bone marrow-derived stem cell (CD133+ BMSC) application before extended right hepatectomy. We have previously shown that portal venous infusion of CD133+ BMSCs substantially increases hepatic proliferation, when compared with PVE alone. ...
Heffernan Daithi S - - 2012
Following trauma and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), the typical response is an elevation of the total complete blood count (CBC) and a reduction of the lymphocyte count. This leukocytosis typically returns to normal within 48 hours. The persistence of a leukocytosis following trauma is associated with adverse outcomes. Although ...
Feriozzi Sandro - - 2012
Fabry disease is a rare X-linked disease with multisystemic manifestations. This study investigated the effectiveness of long-term enzyme replacement therapy with agalsidase alfa in Fabry nephropathy treatment. In this observational study, data on patients receiving agalsidase alfa (0.2 mg/kg every other week) were extracted from the Fabry Outcome Survey, an ...
Wald Ron - - 2012
Increased left ventricular mass (LVM) is associated with adverse outcomes in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis. Among patients receiving conventional hemodialysis (CHD, 3×/week, 4 hrs/session), we evaluated whether dialysis intensification with in-centre nocturnal hemodialysis (INHD, 3×/week, 7-8 hrs/session in the dialysis unit) was associated with regression of LVM. We conducted a ...
Kakuda Wataru - - 2012
Both low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and intensive occupational therapy (OT) have been recently reported to be clinically beneficial for post-stroke patients with upper limb hemiparesis. Based on these reports, we developed an inpatient combination protocol of these two modalities for the treatment of such patients. The aims of ...
Buck Deborah - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate current patterns of management and outcomes of intermittent distance exotropia [X(T)] in the UK. This was an observational cohort study which recruited 460 children aged < 12 years with previously untreated X(T). Eligible subjects were enrolled from 26 UK hospital ophthalmology clinics ...
Heise Daniel - - 2012
Renal failure is common in critically ill patients and frequently requires continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). CRRT is discontinued at regular intervals for routine changes of the disposable equipment or for replacing clogged filter membrane assemblies. The present study was conducted to determine if the necessity to continue CRRT could ...
El-Shabrawi Mortada H - - 2012
We aim to investigate the safety of outpatient blind percutaneous liver biopsy (BPLB) in infants and children with chronic liver disease (CLD). BPLB was performed as an outpatient procedure using the aspiration Menghini technique in 80 infants and children, aged 2 months to 14 yrs, for diagnosis of their CLD. ...
Flinterman Linda E - - 2012
Venous thrombosis is a common disease with a high mortality rate shortly after the event. However, details on long-term mortality in these patients are lacking. The aim of this study was to determine long-term mortality in a large cohort of patients with venous thrombosis. 4,947 patients from the Multiple Environmental ...
Mullins Jeffrey K - - 2012
To determine the impact of stenting ureteroenteric anastomoses on postoperative stricture rate and gastrointestinal recovery in continent and noncontinent urinary diversions (UDs). We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and pathologic data on 192 consecutive patients who underwent a radical cystectomy and UD. Patients received either a continent or noncontinent UD with ...
Yeh Kuo-Ho - - 2012
Currently, no data on the optimal time point after acute ischemic stroke (IS) at which high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) level is most predictive of unfavorable outcome. We tested the hypothesis that hs-CRP levels during both acute (48 h after IS) and convalescent (21 days after IS) phases are equally important ...
Johansen Odd Erik - - 2012
This study investigated the cardiovascular (CV) safety profile of the dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitor linagliptin versus comparator treatments. This was a pre-specified meta-analysis of CV events in linagliptin or comparator-treated patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) from eight Phase 3 studies. All suspected CV events were prospectively adjudicated by ...
Moussouttas Michael - - 2012
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is associated with marked sympathetic activation at the time of ictus. The purpose of this study is to determine whether early central catecholamine levels measured from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) relate to outcome in patients with SAH. Observational study of consecutive SAH grade 3-5 patients who underwent ventriculostomy ...
Toman Jared - - 2012
Modular, metal-backed tibial (MBT) components are associated with locking mechanism dysfunction, breakage, backside wear, and osteolysis, which compromise survivorship. All-polyethylene tibial (APT) components eliminate problems associated with MBTs, but, historically, APT utilization has generally been limited to older, less active patients. However, it is unclear whether APT utilization can be ...
Johnson Aaron J - - 2012
Deep infections are devastating complications of TKA often treated with component explantation, intravenous antibiotics, and antibiotic-impregnated cement spacers. Historically, the spacers have been static, which may limit patients' ROM and ability to walk. Several recent reports describe dynamic spacers, which may allow for improved ROM and make later reimplantation easier. ...
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