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Porpiglia F F Department of Oncology, School of Medicine, "San Luigi Gonzaga" Hospital; University of Turin, "San Luigi Gonzaga" Hospital - Orbassano (Turin) - - - 2014
To report the first clinical experience with Temporary Implantable Nitinol Device (TIND - Meditate®) for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Thirty two patients with LUTS were enrolled in this prospective study that was approved by institutional Ethics Committee. Inclusion criteria were: ...
Nwachuku Enyinna L EL Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
Perioperative stroke is a persistent complication of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis (CS). To evaluate whether changes in somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) during CEA are diagnostic of perioperative stroke in patients with symptomatic CS. We searched PubMed and the World Science Database for reference lists of ...
Romito L M LM Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico 'Carlo Besta', Milano, Italy; Istituto di Neurologia, Università Cattolica, Milano, - - 2014
There is increasing evidence that deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) is effective in patients with idiopathic or inherited generalized dystonia. There is comparatively less experience about the effects of GPi DBS on acquired dystonia, particularly dystonia due to cerebral palsy (DCP). Clinical and demographic outcome ...
Menderes Gulden G Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, - - 2014
This study aimed to compare the incidence of lower extremity lymphedema in patients with uterine cancer after robotic staging using the following 2 methods: standard and selective pelvic lymphadenectomy. Three hundred forty-four consecutive patients who presented with endometrial cancer from March 2007 to October 2012 underwent robotic staging. Surgeon A ...
Månsson Olle O Department of Orthopaedics, NU-Hospital Group, Uddevalla, Sweden Institute of Clinical Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden - - 2014
The risk of further intra-articular damage associated with nonoperative or delayed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction must be considered against the risk of growth disturbance with early reconstruction and transphyseal drilling. Long-term follow-ups after the surgical treatment of ACL injuries in adolescents are rare. To evaluate results 10 to 20 ...
Eskander Ramez N RN University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA. - - 2014
To analyze rate, risk factors, and costs associated with 30-day readmission after ovarian cancer surgery. The SEER-Medicare linked database (1992 to 2010) was used to evaluate readmission rates within 30 days of index surgery in patients with stage IIIC/IV ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer. Multivariable logistic regression was ...
Panichi Vincenzo V Nephrology and Dialysis, Versilia Hospital, Lido di Camaiore, - - 2014
In haemodialysis (HD) patients, anaemia is associated with reduced survival. Despite treatment with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), a large number of patients with chronic kidney disease show resistance to this therapy and require much higher than usual doses of ESAs in order to maintain the recommended haemoglobin (Hb) target, and recent ...
Mo X-D XD Peking University People's Hospital, Peking University Institute of Hematology, Beijing, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of occurrence of chronic GVHD (cGVHD) and its severity on transplantation outcomes in a consecutive cohort of AML and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients who received unmanipulated haploidentical hematopoietic SCT (haplo-HSCT; n=324). The cumulative incidence of relapse was significantly decreased in ...
Satoh Mamoru - - 2014
The extracellular microRNAs (miRNAs) circulate in the bloodstream and may serve as novel diagnostic and therapeutic biomarkers. The aim of this study was to investigate circulatingToll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-responsive miRNA expression in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), and to examine the effects of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockades and statins ...
Wang Junying J Department of ENT, Huai'an First People's Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Huai'an, China - - 2014
The objective of the study was to investigate outcomes of recurrent facial palsy in Melkersson Rosenthal syndrome (MRS). We carried out a prospective investigation on patients who had recurrent facial palsy in MRS and visited an outpatient department of otolaryngology from January 2002 to January 2012, focusing on their facial ...
Tzelikis Patrick Frensel PF Brasilia Ophthalmologic Hospital, HOB, Brasilia, DF, - - 2014
To compare the anti-inflammatory efficacy of ketorolac of tromethamine 0.4% and nepafenac 0.1% eye drops for prophylaxis of cystoid macular oedema (CME) after small-incision cataract extraction. Patients were assigned randomly to three groups. Group 1 patients received a topical artificial tear substitute (placebo); group 2 received ketorolac tromethamine 0.4% (Acular ...
Buchko Jordan Z JZ Department of Orthopaedics, Royal University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, - - 2014
Postoperative knee chondrolysis caused by continuous intra-articular pain pumps infusing bupivacaine with epinephrine is a rare but serious complication. To determine the association between postoperative intra-articular infusion of bupivacaine with epinephrine and the development of knee chondrolysis in patients who have undergone arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The authors ...
Arri S S SS Sussex Cardiac Centre, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, - - 2014
Objectives: We present a case series of 5 patients in whom percutaneous paravalvular leak closure with the AVP4 device has been undertaken for symptomatic aortic regurgitation after CoreValve TAVI. Background: Significant post-procedure aortic regurgitation (AR) is often difficult to assess, and is an important predictor of adverse outcome following TAVI. ...
Cingoz F F Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2014
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has customarily been associated with increased surgical morbidity and mortality rates after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a relationship between epistaxis and COPD after CABG surgery. There were 3 443 patients who consecutively ...
Tugcu Deniz D aDepartment of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, İstanbul Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Education and Research Hospital bDepartment of Internal Medicine, Cerrahpasa Medical School, İstanbul University, Istanbul, - - 2014
Rare factor deficiencies (RFDs) are autosomal recessively inherited coagulation factor deficiencies encountered at a frequency of between one in 500 000 and one in two million. One hundred and ninety-two patients, diagnosed as having RFD, followed and treated in our clinic between 1990 and 2013 were retrospectively evaluated in this study. ...
Chirouze Catherine - - 2014
 The impact of early valve surgery (EVS) on the outcome of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) prosthetic valve infective endocarditis (PVIE) is unresolved. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between EVS, performed within the first 60 days of hospitalization, and outcome of SA PVIE within the International Collaboration ...
Tallerico Valerie K VK UnityPoint Health-St Lukes Hospital, UnityPoint Clinic-Podiatry, Sioux City, Iowa (VKT)Foot and Ankle Center of Nebraska, P.C., Omaha, Nebraska (RMG)Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - - 2014
Introduction. Many surgeries exist for treatment of insertional Achilles tendinopathy. Another surgical option to consider is an isolated gastrocnemius recession. Recent studies have demonstrated the success of a gastrocnemius recession for noninsertional Achilles tendinitis. We hypothesize that an isolated gastrocnemius recession can be a successful, effective, and less invasive surgery ...
Halawi Mohamad J MJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to identify preoperative predictors of length of stay after primary total hip arthroplasty in a patient population reflecting current trends toward shorter hospitalization and using readily obtainable factors that do not require scoring systems. A retrospective review of 112 consecutive patients was performed. High ...
Franz David Neal DN Department of Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
In the EXIST-1 trial, initiated on Aug 10, 2009, more than 35% of patients with subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tuberous sclerosis complex had at least 50% reduction in SEGA volume after 9·6 months of treatment with everolimus. In this Article, we report interim data (up to Jan ...
Yang Wuyang W Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Zayed Tower, Suite 6115F, 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, - - 2014
Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations (AVM) present particular therapeutic challenges. Studies aimed at clarifying risk of hemorrhage focus on obliteration rates, but few have addressed functional outcomes in these patients. In this study, we aim to explore the predictors of good functional outcome for posterior fossa AVM after treatment. A retrospective ...
Fu Huichao H Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People's Republic of - - 2014
The application of high-flex prosthesis in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an area of continuing debate. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). A literature search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane database. 10 trials involving 1230 knee joints were eligible for our meta-analysis. No ...
Koo Ki Hyoung KH Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Goyang, - - 2014
There are few comparative studies about the optimal method of pneumatic compression to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare venous hemodynamic changes and their clinical influences between two graded sequential compression groups (an alternate sequential compression device [ASCD] vs. a simultaneous ...
Matsunaga R R Department of Surgery, Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, - - 2014
The incidence of inguinal hernias (IH) after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) has been reported to range from 10 to 50 %, but no prophylaxis for IH has yet been established. We proposed a prophylaxis for IH after RRP. A total of 180 patients underwent RRP at our hospital between 2000 and ...
Cecen G S GS Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Semsi Denizer Cad. E5, Yanyol Cevizli Kavsagı Kartal, İstanbul, 34890, Turkey, - - 2014
Trigger digit is one of the most common causes of pain and disability in the hand. The mainstay of conservative treatment of this disease has been local steroid injection into the tendon sheath. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical benefit of an ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection compared ...
Chen Jia J Orthopedic Department, The Affiliated Taizhou People's Hospital of Nantong University, Taizhou, 225300, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
This prospective randomized study compared acute and chronic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using ligament advanced reinforcement system (LARS) artificial ligament in young active adults with a 5-year follow-up. Fifty-five patients were enrolled in this study and divided into two groups based on the elapsed time between the injury and ...
Kise Nina Jullum NJ Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Martina Hansens Hospital, Postboks 823, 1306, Sandvika, Norway, - - 2014
Multiple techniques and implants are available for all-inside meniscal repair, but the knowledge about their failure rates and functional outcome is still incomplete. The hypothesis was that there might be differences between meniscal arrows and suture devices regarding reoperation rates and functional outcome. Thereby, the aim of this study was ...
Kono Yuji Y Department of Rehabilitation Science, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, - - 2014
Daily physical inactivity is associated with a substantially increased risk of cardiovascular events. However, the target level of daily physical activity remains unclear. We aimed to evaluate the impact of physical activity on long-term vascular events in patients with mild ischemic stroke. We designed a single hospital-based prospective observational study ...
Faraoni David D From the Department of Anaesthesiology, Queen Fabiola Children's University Hospital - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann (DF,VDL), Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Queen Fabiola Children's University Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (AW), Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Queen Silvia's Children Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden (BSR) and Department of Anaesthesiology, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montreal (CHUM), Montreal, Quebec, Canada - - 2014
Although rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) is increasingly used to guide haemostatic therapy in a bleeding patient, there is a paucity of data guiding its use in the paediatric population. The objective of this study is to develop an algorithm on the basis of ROTEM values obtained in our paediatric cardiac population ...
Kufner Sebastian S Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität, Munich, - - 2014
Aims: Both biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents and permanent polymer everolimus-eluting stents offer potential for enhanced late outcomes in comparison with earlier-generation permanent polymer sirolimus-eluting stents. However, long-term comparative efficacy data among these devices remain a scientific gap. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents ...
Lloréns Julio J Department of Anesthesiology and Surgical Critical Care, Hospital Clinic Universitari de Valencia, Avda. V. Blasco Ibáñez, 17, 46010, Valencia, Spain, - - 2014
Morbidly obese patients show an increased risk of postoperative hypoxemia and pulmonary complications when compared with normal weight subjects. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of preoperative inspiratory muscular training (IMT) on postoperative arterial oxygenation in morbidly obese patients submitted to laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Forty-four morbidly ...
Theis Jennifer J Department of Clinical and Rehabilitation Services, Faculty of Health Science and Medicine, Bond Institute of Health and Sport, Bond University, 2 Promethean Way, Robina, QLD, 4226, Australia, - - 2014
The aim of this systematic review was to identify prospective studies reporting the impact of surgical intervention on health-related quality of life (HRQL) outcomes for adults with scoliosis at a minimum 2 year follow-up. An electronic database search was conducted for January 2000-November 2013 in conjunction with a reference list search ...
Bhalla A A Department of Surgery, Royal Derby Hospital, Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Trust, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE, UK, - - 2014
Achieving full recovery after colorectal cancer surgery means a return to normal physical and psychological health and to a normal social life. Recovery data focusses on time to discharge rather than longer term functionality including return to work (RTW). We aim to assess return to normal holistic function at 1 year ...
Luger Maria M Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria, - - 2014
Bariatric patients often suffer from nutrient deficiencies. Little is known about vitamin D levels and bone metabolism in patients undergoing omega-loop gastric bypass (OLGB). We, therefore, evaluated parameters of vitamin D metabolism preoperatively and during the first postoperative year. Within our cohort study, we retrospectively evaluated the respective parameters pre-, ...
Snipelisky David D Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32224, USA, - - 2014
In recent years, several novel anticoagulants have been approved for the prevention of thromboembolic strokes as an alternative to warfarin in patients with atrial arrhythmias. Studies have evaluated these medications in patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation, yet no data exists to evaluate the bleeding risk in patients undergoing cryoballoon ablation procedures. ...
Kraaijenga Sophie A C SA Department of Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) for advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) is associated with substantial early and late side effects, most notably regarding swallowing function, but also regarding voice quality and quality of life (QoL). Despite increased awareness/knowledge on acute dysphagia in HNC survivors, long-term (i.e., beyond 5 years) prospectively collected data ...
Moretti Antonio A Department of Medical Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, ENT Section, "G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy, - - 2014
Great auricular nerve (GAN) is frequently sacrificed during parotid surgery. GAN preservation during parotidectomy is advised to avoid complications such as sensitive disorders, but debate still exists. In this study, our experience is reported on the matter. From a cohort of 173 parotidectomies carried out in the period 2005-2010, we ...
De Casas Ricardo - - 2014
BackgroundThis study examines the clinical and electromyographic results of latissimus dorsi transfer (LDT) using a combined open and arthroscopic technique for the treatment of symptomatic irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears.MethodsBetween 2006 and 2009, LDT was performed in 14 patients (mean age 59 years) with massive and symptomatic irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff ...
Wen Liming L The Second Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Mianyang, 621000, Sichuan, China, - - 2014
We tried to find an ideal therapeutic regimen for patients with advanced esophageal cancer. Totally 240 patients with advanced esophageal cancer were randomly divided into experimental group (endoscopic sequential treatment, 126 cases) and control group (traditional treatment, 114 cases) with a 2-year follow-up period. The experimental group was randomly divided ...
Kim Sung-Dong SD Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, 179 Gudeok-Ro, Seo-gu, Busan, 602-739, Republic of - - 2014
Changes in the configuration of sinonasal cavity after surgery have been assumed to cause changes in the voice quality. The purpose of this study was to know when the hypernasality will be recovered after sinonsal surgery in patients with nasal septal deviation or chronic rhinosinusitis by checking long-term and serially ...
Mangieri Antonio A Cardio-Thoracic-Vascular Department, San Raffaele Institute, Milan, - - 2014
Aims. To evaluate the safety and the efficacy of fluoroscopy-guided only (Fluo-G) and of echocardiography-guided (Echo-G; trans-esophageal echocardiography -TEE- or intracardiac echocardiography-ICE) percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO). Methods and results. Single center retrospective registry enrolling 368 consecutive patients (mean age 50.5 years) who underwent PFO closure between June ...
Zhang Lei L Department of Vascular Surgery, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, - - 2014
Objectives: To assess the potential risk factors of re-intervention after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR). Background: TEVAR has been chosen as a less invasive alternative for Type B aortic dissections (TBADs); however, the potential risk factors of re-intervention remain unclear. Methods: A total of 252 TBADs patients initially treated with ...
Amar Eyal E Department of Orthopedics, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of capsular closure after hip arthroscopy in reduction of the incidence of heterotopic ossification (HO). One hundred (50 study group, 50 control group) consecutive hip arthroscopy procedures with radiographic follow-up of more than 9 weeks were included in the study. The ...
Skelley Nathan W NW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate patients who underwent isolated arthroscopic debridement and capsular release without any other procedures for primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis to determine clinical and functional outcomes and time until conversion to shoulder arthroplasty. We performed a retrospective review of 33 patients who underwent arthroscopic debridement ...
Kohara K K Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Aichi Gakuin University School of Dentistry, Nagoya, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the 3-year morbidity of coronectomy of the lower third molar and to monitor the behaviour and migration pattern of the retained roots postoperatively. A total of 92 patients (111 teeth) who had undergone a coronectomy between October 2005 and July 2009 were ...
Munden Reginald F RF Department of Radiology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. Electronic address: - - 2014
Understanding the radiographic appearance and normal rate of fluid accumulation after pneumonectomy is important in order to detect postoperative complications. Upright posterior-anterior chest radiographs of 94 postpneumonectomy patients were assessed for the rate of pleural fluid accumulation as a percentage of hemithorax volume. Overall median time to 70% hemithoracic opacification ...
Halawi Mohamad J MJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to identify preoperative predictors of discharge destination after total joint arthroplasty. A retrospective study of three hundred and seventy-two consecutive patients who underwent primary total hip and knee arthroplasty was performed. The mean length of stay was 2.9days and 29.0% of patients were discharged ...
Pozzi Federico F Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, - - 2014
Patients six months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) demonstrate movement asymmetries and functional deficits, which may be related to poor functional performance. The aims of this study were to 1) compare biomechanical variables between subjects 6months after TKA and an age-matched healthy control group during a step up and over ...
Shi Xiaojun X Orthopaedic Department, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 37 Guo-xue Lane, Wu-hou District, Chengdu, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to compare kinematics during weight-bearing deep knee-bending motion in patients after bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) of two types: 1) a conventional ScorpioFlex prosthesis and 2) a contemporary redesigned non-restrictive-geometry (NRG) prosthesis installed by the same surgeon. We enrolled 15 patients who underwent conventional ...
Padia Siddharth A SA Section of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Box# 357115, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA, - - 2014
Locoregional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be challenging in patients with a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). This study compares safety and imaging response of ablation, chemoembolization, radioembolization, and supportive care in patients with both TIPS and HCC. This retrospective study included 48 patients who had both a TIPS ...
Yang Ji H JH Laboratory of Molecular and Translational Endocrinology, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
Staging systems applied to medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) rely on initial clinical and pathological features and do not consider the response to treatment. To determine whether MTC staging can be improved by incorporating the first postoperative calcitonin measurement. Eighty-five patients being monitored for MTC (median follow-up 5 years) were retrospectively ...
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