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Hirdes Meike M - - 2012
When an esophageal stent is placed through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), gastroesophageal reflux symptoms may persist despite high-dose proton pump inhibitor therapy. A recently developed, short segment, uncovered nitinol stent with a tricuspid-like valve can be placed inside a previously placed esophageal stent. To evaluate the technical feasibility and ...
Zhang Wanglin - - 2012
This study was performed to determine if rating the severity of clubfeet before Ponseti treatment was predictive of the outcomes at age two years. Four hundred and seventy-nine idiopathic clubfeet (323 patients) were numerically rated for severity using Dimeglio classification. Eighty-six feet rated moderate, 305 feet rated severe, and 88 ...
Lee Brian J - - 2012
To determine surgical outcomes after external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery in patients with sarcoidosis. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all patients with sarcoidosis who underwent external DCR surgery between January 2001 and January 2010. Clinical data reviewed included patient demographics, immunosuppressive therapies, biopsy results, use of intraoperative triamcinolone, and postoperative ...
Gao Feng - - 2012
Abstract Background: Gastric bezoar is a collection of indigestible material in the stomach. It is a relatively rare disease. In this case report, it is shown that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was effective in treating a patient with gastric bezoar. Subject and setting: A 47-year-old female patient who had undergone ...
Kathuria Sushruta - - 2012
Background: Segmental vitiligo is a small subset of vitiligo which responds very well to surgical therapy, but the role of medical treatment is not very well defined. Aim: To compare the efficacy and safety of 0.1% tacrolimus ointment versus 0.05% fluticasone propionate cream in patients of segmental vitiligo. Methods: A ...
Yang Xi - - 2012
Cages are used to regain stability of the anterior spinal column following vertebrectomy, which could prevent significant donor-site morbidity from the iliac autograft harvesting and the risk of disease transmission associated with the allograft. The hollow, porous, cylindrical nanohydroxyapatite/polyamide 66 (n-HA/PA66) cage is a new nonmetallic cage device made by ...
Battersby Nicholas J - - 2012
Self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) are an accepted intervention for malignant dysphagia. Stents vary in ease of insertion, removability, migration and occlusion rates. This series reports the complications, morbidity and mortality associated with several SEMS. A prospective database of patients undergoing fluoroscopic guided oesophageal stent insertion for malignancy between June 2001 ...
Abidi Syed Saeed - - 2012
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of elective hemi-resection of prostate in patients with huge gland, weighing more than 120 grams. Multicentric, analytical comparative study. Department of Urology, Karachi Medical and Dental College, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, from August 2006 to July 2009. All benign cases ...
Potapov Evgenij - - 2012
During biventricular assist device (BVAD) support, right ventricular (RV) assistance may restore sufficient RV function after several weeks to months. Since November 2009, 10 patients (9 men and 1 woman; mean age, 49.7 ± 14.4 y) suffering from idiopathic dilatative cardiomyopathy received BVAD employing two implantable continuous-flow pumps of the ...
Seith Robert W - - 2012
ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2012; 19:31-36 © 2012 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine ABSTRACT: Objectives:  Nitrous oxide (N(2) O) is an attractive agent for pediatric procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) with rapid onset and offset of sedation. However, it has limited analgesic efficacy. Intranasal fentanyl (INF) provides nonparenteral analgesia. ...
Moesgaard Lise - - 2012
Tonsillectomy may be performed by several methods. It is continuously being discussed which method is preferable with regard to postoperative haemorrhage, pain, activity and nutrition. The present study is a prospective non-randomized study of tonsillectomy. It included 198 patients aged 14-40 years who either underwent coblation tonsillectomy or traditional "cold" ...
Zhang Xuyu - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of propofol and remifentanil target-controlled infusion (TCI) on awake fiber-optic intubation with limited local anesthesia. 36 patients requiring fiberoptic intubation were randomized to receive propofol (P) or remifentanil (R) effect-site TCI. Target concentrations, sedation levels, pulse oximetry, hemodynamic change, duration, ...
Faglia Ezio - - 2012
From January 2008 to December 2010, 452 patients with diabetes were admitted to our diabetic foot unit because of deep soft tissue abscess (group A: n = 210) or chronic osteomyelitis (group B: n = 242). Patients from group A underwent emergency debridement in the operating room. Patients from group ...
Abizaid Alexandre - - 2012
This study sought to compare the 1-year safety and efficacy of Cypher Select or Cypher Select Plus (Cordis Corporation, Bridgewater, New Jersey) sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) with the treatment of bare-metal stents (BMS) and drug-eluting stent (DES) in-stent restenosis (ISR) in nonselected, real-world patients. There is paucity of consistent data on ...
Brachet Dorothée - - 2012
Background/Aims: Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is indicated in benign or malignant pancreatic head diseases. It is a difficult operation with high morbidity especially in elderly patients. The aim of our study was to determine whether pancreaticoduodenectomy is associated with higher morbidity and mortality in patients ≥70 years old. Methodology: During 17 years, ...
Ebell Mark H - - 2012
Introduction: A clinical decision rule to improve the accuracy of a diagnosis of influenza could help clinicians avoid unnecessary use of diagnostic tests and treatments. Our objective was to develop and validate a simple clinical decision rule for diagnosis of influenza. We combined data from 2 studies of influenza diagnosis ...
Gray Brian W - - 2012
The safety of performing a restorative proctocolectomy (RP) and J-pouch ileoanal anastomosis (IPAA) without diverting ileostomy for children with ulcerative colitis (UC) is a subject of extensive debate. Our goal was to examine pediatric outcomes of RP and IPAA without ileostomy. We performed a single-institution review of UC patients who ...
Lops Diego - - 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate the time-dependent clinical efficacy of anterior and posterior zirconia fixed partial dentures (FPDs). A convenience sample of 28 patients, each wearing 1 FPD, was recalled annually throughout a 6-year follow-up period (mean: 6.5 years). Four patients did not participate in the study ...
Payen Jean-Francois - - 2012
To investigate the effects of moderate-dose hydrocortisone on hemodynamic status in critically ill patients throughout the period of etomidate-related adrenal insufficiency. : Randomized, controlled, double-blind trial (NCT00862381). University hospital emergency department and three intensive care units. After single-dose etomidate (H0) for facilitating endotracheal intubation, patients without septic shock were randomly ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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