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Morgan Jeffrey A JA Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, - - 2014
We evaluated outcomes in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients aged seventy years and above and compared results to outcomes in LVAD recipients below seventy years of age. From March 2006 through June 2012, 130 patients underwent implantation of either a HeartMate II (HM II; Thoratec Corp., Pleasanton, CA) or ...
Zou Hai-Bo HB Spine Division of Orthopaedic Department, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of surgical treatment on health related quality of life (HRQOL) and radiographic variables in patients with adult scoliosis. Sixty-eight patients with adult spinal deformities underwent radiographic analysis. The enrollment criteria were as follows: age older than 18 years, adult degenerative or progressive idiopathic scoliosis (Cobb angle ...
Wang Xu X Department of Orthopaedics, Huashan Hospital, University of Fudan, Shanghai, - - 2014
To explore the efficacy of overlapping suture-anchor fixation for treatment of chronic deltoid ligament injury. Seventeen patients (11 men, 6 women of mean age 32.1 years [range, 18-58 years]) who had undergone surgery for chronic deltoid ligament injury from January 2007 to December 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. Preoperatively, they had ...
Yu Peng-Fei PF Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Suzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Suzhou, - - 2014
To explore the therapeutic effects of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) regimen on patients with ruptured lumbar disc herniation, including assessing its effects on prognosis and protrusion size. From June 2008 to December 2011, 102 patients with ruptured lumbar disc herniation who chose conservative treatment with TCM as their first ...
Martinez Gisele Lago GL 0000-0002-9503-2261 Institute of Odontology, Department of Periodontology, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
We aimed to investigate the impact of nonsurgical periodontal treatment combined with one-year dietary supplementation with omega (ω)-3 on the serum levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), and arachidonic acid (AA). Fifteen patients with chronic generalized periodontitis were treated with scaling and root planing. The ...
Daiya Sunita S 0000-0003-0779-4440 Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, - - 2014
The study was aimed at investigating changes in periodontal parameters and superoxide dismutase activity triggered by root surface debridement with and without micronutrient supplementation in postmenopausal women. Forty-three postmenopausal chronic periodontitis patients were divided into two groups: group 1 (n=22) were provided periodontal treatment in the form of scaling and ...
Luk A A University Health Network and University of Toronto, Division of Cardiology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. - - 2014
The incidence of infective endocarditis is 1.5-4.95 cases per 100,000 individuals per year, with a mortality of 14-46% 1-year post infection. The management and decision to operate on selected patients remains controversial. Our study reviews cases of native and prosthetic valve endocarditis in a surgical population, in an attempt to ...
Umerani Muhammad Sohail MS Department of Neurosurgery, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi, - - 2014
Prospective observational study. To assess the clinical outcome after early versus late decompression for traumatic cervical cord injury. Traumatic spinal cord injury is common globally with the most tragic outcomes in the cervical spine. Although recent studies have shown that early decompression results in more favourable outcome, its authority is ...
Min Sang-Hyuk SH Department of Othopedic Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, - - 2014
Retrospective study. This study aims to investigate the clinical and radiological results of contralateral indirect decompression through minimally invasive unilateral transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF). Several studies have proposed that blood loss and operation time could be reduced through a unilateral approach, although many surgeons have forecast that satisfactory foraminal ...
Noviello C C Pediatric Surgery Unit, Salesi Children Hospital Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona Italy - - - 2014
Aim of the study was to compare multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII)-pH monitoring versus pH only, as first-line assessment of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children and to define the relation between GER and symptoms as well relation between types of GER and age of children. All the patients with GER were ...
Shivaramakrishna H R HR *World Health Organization Country Office in India, New - - 2014
Two districts of Tamil Nadu, India To determine the proportion of household contacts aged <6 years of patients with tuberculosis (TB) with positive sputum microscopy results who initiated and completed isoniazid preventive treatment (IPT), and to determine reasons for non-initiation and non-completion of IPT. Household visits were conducted on a ...
Pao Jwo-Luen JL Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan ; Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, - - 2014
[Purpose] Lumbar fusion has been used for spinal disorders when conservative treatment fails. The minimally invasive approach causes minimal damage to the back muscles and shortens the postoperative recovery time. However, evidence regarding functional recovery in patients after minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion is limited. The purpose of this study ...
D'Alatri L L Policlinico "A. Gemelli", Rome, - - 2014
This study was carried out to compare the vocal limits obtained by speech range profile (SRP) with those of voice range profile (VRP) in untrained healthy and dysphonic females. Forty-six healthy voice volunteers (control group) and 148 dysphonic patients (dysphonic group) were evaluated using videolaryngostroboscopic assessment and phonetography for voice ...
Yang Chan Kyu CK Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Children's - - 2014
The Damus-Kaye-Stansel (DKS) procedure is a method for mitigating the risk of systemic ventricular outflow tract obstruction (SVOTO). However, there have been few reports on which surgical technique shows a better outcome. The objective of this study was to compare the outcome of the DKS procedure according to the surgical ...
Park Hyun-Seok HS Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kangwon National University School of - - 2014
This paper aimed to verify the effects of renal replacement therapy on changing the levels of serum creatinine for different veno-arterial and veno-venous configurations in prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients. The subjects were chosen 71 patients who had undergone more than 1,440 minutes (24 hours) of the therapy from ...
Lee Kyung-Hak KH Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of - - 2014
We compared the mid-term results of the Cox maze IV procedure using argon-based cryoablation with a procedure using N2O-based cryoablation. From May 2006 to June 2012, 138 patients (mean age, 58.2±11.0 years) underwent the Cox maze IV procedure. Eighty-five patients underwent the maze procedure using an N2O-based cryoprobe (group N), ...
Baggi F F Physiotherapy Service, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, - - 2014
The aim of this prospective, single-centre, non-randomized explorative study is to comparatively assess two-month results of two early rehabilitation programmes in patients receiving neck dissection for head and neck cancer, with the hypothesis that those not receiving therapist-assisted physiotherapy would take an active role in their own rehabilitation to enhance ...
Kalfa David D Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, - - 2014
A recent Society of Thoracic Surgeons database study showed that low weight (<2.5 kg) at surgery was associated with high operative mortality (16%). We sought to assess the outcomes after cardiac repair in patients weighing <2.5 kg versus 2.5 to 4.5 kg in an institution with a dedicated neonatal cardiac ...
Di Serafino Luigi L Cardiovascular Center Aalst, OLV Clinic, Aalst, - - 2014
Age, creatinine, and ejection fraction (ACEF) score predict clinical outcomes in patients who underwent elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of nonocclusive coronary stenoses. We aimed at assessing the prognostic value of the ACEF score in patients who underwent successful PCI of chronic total occlusion (CTO). ACEF score was calculated in ...
Gerdisch Marc W MW Franciscan St Francis Heart Center, Indianapolis, Ind. Electronic address: - - 2014
The short-term outcomes were evaluated in patients treated for tricuspid valve endocarditis using a novel extracellular matrix (ECM) cylinder reconstruction technique. Patients with clinically significant tricuspid regurgitation whose valves were not repairable by conventional techniques underwent valve replacement with a cylindrical construct sewn out of CorMatrix ECM (CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Roswell, ...
Hara Yusuke Y Department of Orthopaedics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, - - 2014
This study examined the coronal alignment of the hindfoot in varus osteoarthritis of the knee before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in 100 legs using a novel imaging method. We categorized the preoperative hindfoot alignment into varus (30 legs) and valgus (70 legs) groups; imaging of the hindfoot was ...
Kachare Swapnil D SD Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina; Surgical Services, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, North - - 2014
Eliminating catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is at the forefront of quality improvement and cost reduction for payers and hospitals alike. Herein we describe a double-focused strategy to eliminate CAUTI's on a surgical oncology unit over the course of 24 mo. CAUTI's were tracked on a 30-bed surgical oncology unit 12 mo ...
Shafranskaya Kristina S KS Research Institute for Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases under the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Kemerovo, 650002, Sosnovy Bulvar 6, - - 2014
This study has been aimed to assess clinical significance of cystatin C in the prognosis of a risk of hospital complications among the patients with coronary artery disease CAD who have undergone coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). We have recruited 719 consecutive Caucasian (Russian) patients who underwent CABG in 2011-2012. ...
Elagili Faisal F Department of Colorectal Surgery, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland, OH, - - 2014
The aim of our study was to evaluate factors associated with percutaneous drainage (PCD) failure, complications, and stoma creation for patients undergoing sigmoidectomy for diverticular abscess. Data for patients with diverticular abscess greater than or equal to 3 cm in diameter treated with initial PCD from 1994 to 2012 were identified. ...
Quader Mohammed A MA Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Device-related complications (DRC) can develop in patients supported with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs). We studied the heart transplant (HTx) outcomes of United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) Status 1A patients supported with CF-LVADs with (+) or without (-) DRCs. UNOS data (2006 to 2012) for patients listed under ...
Torborg Alex A Perioperative Research Group, Department of Anaesthetics, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa. - - 2014
Background. A postoperative troponin leak that was previously considered clinically insignificant has been independently associated with 30-day mortality in unselected surgical patients ≥45 years of age following non-cardiac surgery.Objectives. To determine whether routine troponin surveillance following non-cardiac surgery and initiation of aspirin and statin therapy in troponin-positive patients is cost-effective.Methods. ...
Demirci Sule S Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ministry of Health, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare anatomic and functional outcomes of the different graft materials used in pediatric tympanoplasty. The patients younger than 18years of age and who had tympanoplasty between 2010 and 2012 were included in the study. Temporal muscle fascia or cartilage was used as the graft material. The age, gender, the ...
Nielsen Dorthe Viemose DV Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although aminoglycoside treatment has been associated with nephrotoxic effects, single-dose gentamicin has been considered safe in surgery. However, the effect of a single-dose prophylactic aminoglycoside on the risk of acute kidney injury among patients undergoing cardiac surgery remains uncertain. A population-based cohort study with matched-pair analysis of 2892 consecutive patients ...
Quintana Eduard E Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn; University of Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
Open arch interventions after previous cardiac surgery are considered high risk. We reviewed our outcomes in patients requiring aortic arch reconstruction after previous cardiovascular surgery. From March 2000 to March 2014, the data from 168 patients with previous sternotomy requiring aortic arch replacement were reviewed. The indications for surgery, perioperative ...
Lang Gyoergy G Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2014
Lung retransplantation became an accepted treatment for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). However, the value of different bridging modalities for these patients is controversial. We analyzed outcomes of 39 patients listed for retransplantation between 2008 and 2012. Patients were divided in 3 groups: 23 patients without any bridge modality (elective, Group ...
Romero Jorge J Division of Cardiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New - - 2014
Low-flow low-gradient aortic stenosis with normal ejection fraction (LFLGNEF AS) is a newly characterized poorly understood entity within the AS spectrum. Whether LFLGNEF AS has a worse prognosis than typical AS remains controversial. We retrospectively identified 4,546 individual patients with any type of AS on echocardiogram from 2003 through 2013 ...
Sato Go G Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tokushima Graduate School , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: The finding of deteriorated hearing loss at the initial visit at middle to high frequencies is a factor of poor hearing prognosis in Ménière's disease. Early intervention with instructions for lifestyle changes may lead to good outcomes in hearing. Objective: An attempt was made to examine long-term changes ...
McRackan Theodore R TR *Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and †Department of Biostatistics, School of Medicine and Nursing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, - - 2014
Determine whether intratympanic (IT) dexamethasone, when given on an as needed basis, can successfully control Ménière's disease (MD) symptoms in a large percentage of patients and allow them to avoid ablative therapies. Retrospective chart review. Tertiary medical center. One hundred fifty-nine patients met the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Martin Paula I PI Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and the Harold Goodglass Boston University Aphasia Research Center, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, - - 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate: 1) the feasibilty of administering a modified CILT (mCILT) treatment session immediately after TMS; and 2) if this combined therapy could improve naming and elicited propositional speech in chronic, nonfluent aphasia. Methods: Two chronic stroke patients with nonfluent aphasia (mild-moderate and ...
Nagy Bálint B Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, University of Pécs, HU-7622 Pécs, Hungary. Electronic address: - - 2014
Severe burn is a life-threatening condition. Many trials discuss the role of matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases in diseases generating systemic inflammatory response syndrome, and in some, their prognostic importance has been established. We aimed to describe the time courses of the aforementioned system and to evaluate the ...
Deng Wenting W Department of Otolaryngology, Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command, Guangzhou, - - 2014
Although the repositioning maneuvers are usually very effective in patients with BPPV, some patients still complain residual dizziness. Danhong injection (DHI), a traditional Chinese medicine, can effectively dilate blood vessels and improve microcirculation, and has been proven to be effective in improving cervical vertigo and posterior circulation ischemic vertigo. The ...
Knecht Sven S Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel, University Hospital Basel, - - 2014
Although radiofrequency (RF) and cryoballoon (CB) based technologies for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) have both individually been demonstrated to be effective and safe for the treatment of paroxysmal AF, head-to-head comparisons are lacking. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of cryoballoon versus radiofrequency ablation in patients ...
Filipo Roberto R Department of Sensory Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, - - 2014
Objectives: To assess the therapeutic effectiveness of an intratympanic (IT) steroid protocol compared to a systemic steroid protocol. Methods: A total of 265 consecutive patients presenting unilateral idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss were divided into 2 groups. One group comprised 131 patients enrolled between May 2009 and May 2010, and ...
Filip B - - 2014
Surgery remains the best curative option foroesophageal cancer. This demanding intervention performedon a high risk patient is accompanied by high morbidity andmortality rates. The aim of this study was to analyse the preoperativerisk assessment using different comorbidity models inpatients operated for esophageal cancer in a tertiary unit. A retrospective study ...
Rajani Seema - - 2014
Celiac disease (CD) is a common autoimmune disorder with an increasing prevalence, including in ethnic minorities. To report the frequency of CD diagnosis in ethnic minorities presenting to a Canadian pediatric celiac clinic and to determine whether ethnic differences exist at diagnosis or follow-up. Patients with biopsy-proven CD diagnosed at ...
MacHaalany Jimmy - - 2014
Functional mitral regurgitation (MR) can occur secondary to severe aortic regurgitation (AR). However, data on the overall impact of mitral surgical intervention after aortic valve replacement (AVR) are scarce. We sought to study the left ventricular (LV) remodeling process and determine predictors of clinical outcomes of patients with pure severe ...
Goktug Hasan Nedim Goksel HN Department of Urology, Ministry of Health, Ankara Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Patients undergoing both rigid and flexible cystoscopic evaluation suffer from a great deal of pain and discomfort. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of lidocaine gel anestesia on patient comfort on diagnostic rigid cystoscopy. 11 mL of lubricant gel applied to each patient via the external meatus in ...
Arad Michael - - 2014
Contemporary therapiesimprove prognosis and may restore left ventricular (LV) sizeand function. To examine the prevalence, clinical features and therapies associated with reverse remodeling (RR) in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The study group comprised 188 DCM patients who had undergone two echo examinations at least 6 months apart. RR was defined as ...
Ryan Devon J DJ *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY †Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA ‡Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor Scoliosis Center, Plano, TX §Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA ¶Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders, La Jolla, CA ‖Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, France **Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD ††Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA ‡‡Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY §§Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; and ¶¶Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, - - 2014
Retrospective review of a multicenter database of consecutive patients undergoing 3-column osteotomy for treatment of adult spinal deformity (ASD). To rigorously develop a T1 pelvic angle (TPA) categorization paradigm and use it to assess the surgical management of patients with ASD. TPA, the angle between the hips-T1 line and hips-S1 ...
Dickson Douglas D DD *University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth, TX and †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, - - 2014
Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. To assess the prevalence, risk factors, and clinical outcomes for pseudarthrosis after a lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO). There exists no large series that examines pseudarthrosis rates of PSOs. Data of 171 consecutive patients with adult deformity who underwent a lumbar PSO by 2 ...
Mahajan Bharat Bhushan BB Department of Dermatology, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, - - 2014
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory papulosquamous disorder, the treatment of which remains challenging. A variety of therapeutic modalities have been used with varying degree of success. But, there is no such therapeutic modality till date that can prevent the relapse in psoriasis. The present study is being undertaken to ...
Mahmood Saeed S Section of Trauma Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, - - 2014
To determine the causes, predictors and outcomes of re-intubation. Retrospective analysis of data collected from the trauma data base registry was conducted to identify the extubation failure cases in Trauma ICU at Hamad General Hospital, the only Level I trauma center in Qatar between January 2009 and December 2010. Demographics, ...
Polad Jawed J Jeroen Bosch Hospital, 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
DELIVER (DELiverability of the Resolute Integrity Stent in All-Comer Vessels and Cross-OvER stenting) was a prospective, multicenter, all-comers registry to assess the deliverability of the Resolute Integrity™ zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES). Patients (n=7740 patients, 10449 lesions) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and deemed suitable for R-ZES implantation were enrolled and treated according ...
Scorzolini Laura L Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, “Sapienza� University, Rome, - - 2014
Microbiological diagnosis is crucial for the appropriate management of implant-associated orthopedic infections (IAOIs). Sonication of biomaterials for microbiological diagnosis has not yet been introduced in routine clinical practice. Aim of this study was to describe the advantages and feasibility of this procedure in the clinical setting. We prospectively studied 56 ...
Biswas Saumya S Department of Anesthesiology, Malda Medical College and Hospital, Malda, - - 2014
Apha-2 agonists are combined with local anesthetics to extend the duration of regional anesthesia. We evaluated the effect of combining dexmedetomidine with levobupivacine with respect to duration of motor and sensory block and duration of analgesia. Sixty patients scheduled for elective forearm and hand surgery were divided into two equal ...
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