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Kang Mun Ju MJ 0000-0001-7211-6107 Department of Emergency Medicine, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, - - 2014
It has been proven that safety and efficiency of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients is transported to specialized hospitals that have the capability of performing therapeutic hypothermia (TH). However, the outcome of the patients who have been transferred after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) has not been well evaluated. We ...
Yoon Hye Eun HE 0000-0002-6347-7282 Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
In a prospective randomized controlled study, the efficacy and safety of a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) technique has been evaluated using one icodextrin-containing and two glucose-containing dialysates a day. Eighty incident CAPD patients were randomized to two groups; GLU group continuously using four glucose-containing dialysates (n=39) and ICO group ...
Oh Chang Hyun CH Department of Neurosurgery, Spine and Joint Research Institute, Guro Teun Teun Hospital, Seoul, Korea; Department of Neurosurgery, Spine and Spinal Cord Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Percutaneous epidural neuroplasty (PEN) is a minimally invasive intervention designed to treat neck, back, and low back pain. The efficacy of lumbar PEN has been relatively well investigated, but clinical effectiveness according to catheter position has not yet been established. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes ...
Smadja David - - 2014
To evaluate the short-term aberrometric outcomes of wavefront-guided LASIK for the correction of low to moderate myopia and myopic astigmatism using a new generation aberrometer (iDesign System; Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Santa Ana, CA). Charts of 92 eyes of 46 patients successively treated by wavefront-guided LASIK for myopia and/or myopic ...
Joaquim Andrei F AF Departamento de Neurologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, - - 2014
A retrospective case-control study based on craniometrical evaluation was performed to evaluate the incidence of basilar invagination (BI). Patients with symptomatic tonsillar herniation treated surgically had craniometrical parameters evaluated based on CT scan reconstructions before surgery. BI was diagnosed when the tip of the odontoid trespassed the Chamberlain's line in ...
Nicolas Kristine K Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland, - - 2014
The period of resident turnover in teaching hospitals is considered by some to worsen health outcomes and is called the "July effect." We sought to study glycemic control in patients admitted to medical floors and identify any adverse outcomes related to a "July effect." This was a single-center retrospective cohort ...
Sundermeyer Andreas - - 2014
Data regarding endovascular treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) are sparse. Angioplasty is often accompanied by early restenosis and the need of further interventions. Thus we present our own patients' data and review the recent literature. We retrospectively reviewed all endovascular CMI treatments performed from 2008 to 2012 (27 patients, ...
Mirabi Neda N Department of General Surgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Pathophysiology and treatment of obstructive defecation syndrome (ODS) remains to be defined clearly. Rectal hidden intussusceptions and voluminous hemorrhoids may be the cause. Where conservative treatment is not effective, ODS can be treated by STARR or Delorme operation. In some patients treatment of advance hemorrhoidal disease may resolve the syndrome. ...
Massick Doug D Mount Carmel ENT, 5969 E. Broad St., Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43213, USA. - - 2014
We conducted a retrospective study to determine the incidence of postoperative hypocalcemia following minimally invasive thyroidectomy. During the 2-year study period, 74 patients-16 men and 58 women (mean age: 43.7)-underwent either total or hemithyroidectomy through a 3-cm incision. Postoperative hypocalcemia occurred in 14 of these patients (18.9%)-4 men and 10 ...
Wadhera Raman R Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, 6/8FM, Medical Enclave, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India. - - 2014
We conducted a prospective, comparative, interventional study to evaluate the role of intranasal septal splints and to compare the results of this type of support with those of conventional nasal packing. Our study population was made up of 60 patients, aged 18 to 50 years, who had undergone septoplasty for ...
Girleanu Irina - - 2014
Background/Aim: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) has a high incidence in patients with liver cirrhosis and determines a poor prognosis of hepatic disease. The aim of our study was to define the natural course of partial PVT in cirrhotic patients, including survival and decompensation rates. Patients and Methods: We performed a ...
Gaszynska Ewelina E Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion (EG); and Department of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the performance of the Truview EVO2 laryngoscope in manikin-simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and no-CPR scenarios with standard intubation technique.Participants performed 4 scenarios in random order: endotracheal intubation (ETI) using Macintosh laryngoscope (MCL), Truview EVO2 laryngoscope in no-CPR patient scenario, and intubation during ...
Torbati Sam S SS Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles, - - 2014
A 41-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of hematuria three days status post extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy. The patient described a three-day history of worsening left-sided abdominal pain immediately following the procedure. She denied any fever, chills, changes in bowel habits, hematochezia, increased urinary frequency, urinary ...
Kwon Dam Hye DH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecolgy, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To evaluate the safety of cesarean myomectomy in large myomas sized >5 cm. One hundred sixty-five pregnant women with myomas who delivered via cesarean section were identified. Ninety-six women had cesarean section without myomectomy, and 65 women underwent cesarean myomectomy. We compared the maternal characteristics, neonatal weight, myoma types, and ...
Xiao Peng P Department of Orthopedics, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, - - 2014
This paper aimed to discuss the curative effect and safety of curing intercostal neuralgia through paravertebral nerve block combined with pregabalin. 90 cases of patients diagnosed as intercostal neuralgia were taken as research object. Random number method was used to divide the patients that is conforming to the inclusion criteria ...
Sun Longhao L Department of General Sugery, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin 300052, - - 2014
Postoperative hypocalcemia is one of the most common complications following parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). The aim of this study was to analyze the predictive value of biochemical parameters as indicators for episodes of hypocalcemia in patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for PHPT. The patients with PHPT who underwent parathyroidectomy between February ...
Hatemi Gulen G Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Istanbul, Turkey. - - 2014
This review focuses on the recent research on the epidemiology, outcome measures, immunopathogenesis, genetics, clinical manifestations and management of Behçet's syndrome (BS). A systematic review of outcomes and outcome measures used in BS points out to a need for reliable and validated outcome measures that would be widely used by ...
Papo Matthias M Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière 47-83 boulevard de l'Hôpital 75013 Paris, France. - - 2014
To report the safety and efficacy of tocilizumab in patients with severe and refractory non-infectious uveitis. Eight consecutive unselected patients with severe and refractory non-infectious uveitis [Birdshot chorioretinopathy (n=1), Behçet's disease (n=1) and idiopathic bilateral panuveitis (n=6)] treated with tocilizumab (8mg/kg every 4 weeks intravenously) were included. The primary outcome ...
Hassani Soghra S Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, 7th km of Sea Road (Farah Abaad), Firoozkande, Sari, - - 2014
We hypothesized that valerian root might prevent cognitive dysfunction in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients through stimulating serotonin receptors and anti-inflammatory activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Valeriana officinalis root extract on prevention of early postoperative cognitive dysfunction after on-pump CABG surgery. ...
Del Torto M M Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Jesi Civil Hospital, Viale Della Vittoria, 76, Jesi, AN, Italy, - - 2014
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is the most common complete ligamentous injury in the knee. Many studies explored ACL graft integration and maturation, but only a few assessed the application of platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) as augmentation for ACL reconstruction. The main aim of this study was to test ...
Yonguc Tarik T Department of Urology, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Saim Cikrikci Str. No: 59 Bozyaka, 35110, Izmir, Turkey, - - 2014
To assess the outcomes of two different incision techniques used in the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) with concomitant anterior vaginal wall prolapse and to identify possible associated risk factors with a medium-term follow-up in patients who underwent TOT procedure. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 233 ...
Hari Pankaj P Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, 110029, India, - - 2014
The benefits of long-term low-dose antibiotics in preventing urinary tract infection (UTI) and renal damage in children with primary vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) are unclear. Children aged between 1 and 12 years with VUR grade I-IV and a microbiologically proven UTI were randomized into two groups to receive either antibiotic prophylaxis [2 mg/kg ...
Chen Jerry Yongqiang JY Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Academia Building Level 4, Singapore, 119228, Singapore, - - 2014
This study aimed to investigate the clinical outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) after previous high tibial osteotomy (HTO) using cruciate retaining (CR) versus posterior stabilized (PS) prostheses. Between 2001 and 2010, 133 patients who underwent TKA after previous HTO were included in this study and prospectively followed up for ...
Tashkin Donald P - - 2014
BackgroundWe previously reported a progressive decline in absolute responses of FEV1 and FVC to a near-maximal dose of 2 different short-acting bronchodilators over 4 years. Since varying host factors and the method of expressing the response may impact the time trend of acute bronchodilator responses, we now examined the potential influence ...
Lip Gregory Y H GY University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK - - 2014
The EURObservational Research Programme-Atrial Fibrillation General Registry Pilot Phase (EORP-AF Pilot) provides systematic collection of contemporary data regarding the management and treatment of 3119 subjects with AF from 9 member European Society of Cardiology (ESC) countries. In this analysis, we report the development of symptoms, use of antithrombotic therapy and ...
Unverdorben Martin M Institut für Klinische Forschung, Herz- und Kreislaufzentrum, Rotenburg an der Fulda, - - 2014
Aims: Treatment of bare metal in-stent restenosis with the paclitaxel-coated balloon catheter based on the PACCOCATH® technology has yielded superior six-month angiographic and one-year clinical results compared to a paclitaxel-eluting stent. The three-year clinical follow-up is presented. Methods and results: One hundred and thirty-one patients with coronary bare metal in-stent ...
Imazio Massimo M Cardiology Department, Maria Vittoria Hospital, Torino, Italy2University of Torino, Torino, - - 2014
Postpericardiotomy syndrome, postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF), and postoperative effusions may be responsible for increased morbidity and health care costs after cardiac surgery. Postoperative use of colchicine prevented these complications in a single trial. To determine the efficacy and safety of perioperative use of oral colchicine in reducing postpericardiotomy syndrome, postoperative ...
Hernandez-Martin Sara S Pediatric Urology, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, - - 2014
Aim Only few studies have gathered information on the long-term outcomes of children undergoing bladder neck closure (BNC). In the present study, we analyze the long-term results and consequences in this population. Patients and Methods The medical records of 20 patients (12 males and 8 females), who underwent BNC after several failed ...
Shehata Mohamed M Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, - - 2014
This study sought to evaluate the cardioprotective role of oral nicorandil (a hybrid between the nitrates and adenosine triphosphate [ATP] sensitive potassium channel activators) in diabetic patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Myocardial injury commonly occurs during PCI. Several agents that mimic ischemic preconditioning could help minimize this phenomenon. ...
McMurray John J V JJ From the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom (J.J.V.M.); the Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (M.P.); the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston (A.S.D., S.D.S.); Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ (J.G., M.P.L., A.R.R., V.C.S.); Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal, Université de Montréal, Montreal (J.L.R.); the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden (K.S.); National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London (K.S.); and the Medical University of South Carolina and Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston - - 2014
Background We compared the angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor LCZ696 with enalapril in patients who had heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction. In previous studies, enalapril improved survival in such patients. Methods In this double-blind trial, we randomly assigned 8442 patients with class II, III, or IV heart failure and an ...
Carrie Didier D CHU Rangueil Toulouse, Toulouse, - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Kaname™ cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr), thin strut, bare metal stent (BMS) system for the treatment of coronary artery lesions. Despite widespread use of drug-eluting stents, a certain percentage of patients with coronary artery disease are still treated with BMS. Therefore, it is essential to ...
Yang Su-Min - - 2014
ObjectivesSince the optimal management of patients with acute aortic dissection is unclear, this study analyzed total arch replacement combined with stented elephant trunk implantation in the treatment of acute type A aortic dissection.MethodsBetween February 2008 and February 2013, 86 consecutive patients admitted to our hospital for acute type A dissection ...
Gjevestad Espen E Morbid Obesity Center, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Norway; Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Stavern, - - 2014
To compare the long-term effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (GBS) and intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) on aortic stiffness. Nonrandomized clinical trial. Aortic stiffness was assessed by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf PWV) using high-fidelity applanation tonometry. A total of 159 treatment seeking morbidly obese patients were included, 82 (54 females) ...
Ipekci Tumay T Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Urology, Alanya Practise and Research Center, Antalya, - - 2014
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria have become a growing problem limiting therapeutic options. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and microbiological efficacy of amikacin treatment in adult patients with lower UTIs due to ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (Ec) or Klebsiella pneumonia (Kp). ...
Dettmer Matthew M Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care, Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, - - 2014
Monitoring in the setting of critical illness must be linked to beneficial therapy in order to affect clinical outcome. Elevated serum lactate is associated with an increase in mortality in Emergency Department (ED) patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. The reduction of lactate levels towards normal during acute resuscitation ...
Chen Yanfei Y Department of Neurosurgery, Xuan Wu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 10053, - - 2014
This retrospective study aimed to evaluate our initial experience with carotid endarterectomy in a Chinese population. Four hundred and thirty-three patients who underwent carotid endarterectomies at Xuan Wu Hospital Capital Medical University between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2012, were reviewed. The postoperative 30-day complications were analyzed. Univariate and ...
Humalajärvi Niina N Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Central Finland Central Hospital, Jyväskylä, Finland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess the effect of hysterectomy with or without pelvic organ prolapse (POP) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and pelvic floor disorders. Prospective clinical study at two central hospitals in Finland. During one year 322 women underwent elective hysterectomy for benign conditions with or without vaginal wall repair. The ...
Jayalakshmi Sita S Department of Neurology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad 03, Andhra Pradesh, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Super refractory status epilepticus (SRSE) is a recent entity. There is limited information about the etiology and outcome of SRSE from developing countries. We evaluated determinants and predictors of outcome in patients with convulsive SRSE in Indian population. In this open cohort study, data of patients with convulsive SE admitted ...
Dietrich Tobias Johannes TJ Orthopedic University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zurich, Faculty of Medicine, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
To assess patients' outcomes after subacromial or glenohumeral injections based on the degree of lateral extension of the acromion. 307 patients were prospectively included after therapeutic fluoroscopy-guided subacromial (n = 148) or glenohumeral (n = 159) injections with anaesthetic and long-acting corticosteroids. Pre- and post-injection outcomes at 1 week and 1 month were obtained using the ...
Di Nisio Marcello M Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, via dei Vestini 31, Chieti, Italy, - - 2014
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) often complicates the clinical course of cancer. The risk is further increased by chemotherapy, but the safety and efficacy of primary thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients treated with chemotherapy is uncertain. This is an update of a review first published in February 2012. To assess the efficacy and ...
Porter Mark M Porter Sports Orthopaedics, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, - - 2014
More than 20% of patients develop chronic instability following appropriate management of an 'ankle sprain'. There is little research comparing surgical techniques. 'Anatomical' procedures, such as the modified Brostrom-Gould (MBG), are generally preferred. However, not all patients are suitable for this procedure. Augmentation of a primary repair using a synthetic ...
Hirasawa Motohiro M Department of Neurosurgery, Tokushima - - 2014
Clinical and radiological outcomes of lumbar interbody fusion using artificial fusion cages filled with calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) were retrospectively reviewed. Between 2002 and 2011, 25 patients underwent lumbar interbody fusion at Tokushima University Hospital, and 22 patients were enrolled in this study. Of these, 5 patients received autologous local ...
Sesen Hakan H Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kecioren Education and Research Hospital, Ardahan S no 25 Kecioren, 06380, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
In staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA), regaining functional recovery and a painless joint with fulfilment of patients' expectations at the first stage is an integral part for a patient to progress to the second stage. As patient expectations drive postoperative satisfaction, the challenge is to match patient and surgeon ...
Shiroma Helio Francisco HF Federal University of São Paulo, Department of Ophthalmology , William Richard Schisler 900, Florianopolis, 88034-100 , Brazil - - 2014
Introduction: Intravitreal injection (IVT) is one of the most common vitreoretinal procedures, a large majority are performed with local anesthesia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety to the cornea and anesthetic efficacy of five concentrations of lidocaine gel. Methods: A prospective clinical trial was conducted testing ...
An Li-Xin LX Department of Anesthesia, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, - - 2014
We performed this study to examine the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on postoperative pain, postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and recovery in patients after a supratentorial tumor resection. Eighty-eight patients requiring a supratentorial tumor resection were anesthetized with sevoflurane and randomly allocated to a no treatment group (Group C) or ...
Asuzu David D Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA, - - 2014
Intracerebral hemorrhage is a feared complication of IV thrombolytic (rt-PA) therapy. In recent years, at least 8 clinical scores have been proposed to predict either adverse outcome or symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) in patients undergoing rt-PA therapy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of these 8 ...
Merckaert Sophie S Orthopedic Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) and University of Lausanne, 1011, Lausanne, Switzerland, - - 2014
Symptomatic foraminal stenosis has been observed in patients with degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, asymmetrical disc degeneration and spondylolisthesis. Nevertheless not all patients with the above pathologies will develop symptomatic foraminal stenosis. We hypothesised that symptomatic patients have anatomical predisposition to foraminal stenosis, namely a larger pedicle height (PH) to vertebral ...
Pascual-Garrido Cecilia C Sports Medicine and Hip Preservation Service, Department of Orthopedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether hip arthroscopy can be performed using conventional knee-length arthroscopy instrumentation. We included 116 consecutive hip arthroscopies (104 patients) in this study. Age, side of surgery, height (in inches), weight (in pounds), body mass index (BMI), and a subjective assessment of body ...
Yanke Adam B AB Departments of Orthopedic Surgery (A.B.Y., P.N.C., R.M.F.). Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes after revision meniscal allograft transplantation (RMAT). Eleven patients underwent RMAT performed by the senior author (B.J.C.). These patients were studied prospectively and completed standardized outcome surveys (including International Knee Documentation Committee [IKDC], Cincinnati Knee-Rating System, Tegner score, ...
Porcellini Giuseppe G Unit of Shoulder Surgery, D. Cervesi Hospital, Cattolica, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare clinical and radiographic outcomes of open and mini-open arthroscopic arthrodesis. Twelve patients underwent arthroscopically assisted glenohumeral arthrodesis over a 5-year period; none were lost to follow-up. Surgery was performed with the patient in the lateral decubitus position, with the arm positioned in ...
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