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Durga Padmaja P Department of Anesthesiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, - - 2014
Cervical spine immobilisation with rigid cervical collar imposes difficulty in intubation. Removal of the anterior part of the collar may jeopardize the safety of the cervical spine. The effect of restricted mouth opening and cervical spine immobilisation that result from the application of rigid cervical collar on intubation using Airtraq(®) ...
Hegde Harihar V HV Department of Anaesthesiology, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, - - 2014
Ondansetron is one of the most widely used drugs for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) prophylaxis. Orally disintegrating film (ODF) formulations are relatively recent innovations. We evaluated the efficacy of ODF of ondansetron for the prophylaxis of PONV. One hundred and eighty American Society of Anaesthesiologists-I or II women, in ...
Lim Ju Yong JY Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South - - 2014
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are often excluded from trials comparing off and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Thus data in this cohort is limited to small retrospective studies. Hence we compared the adverse clinical events and outcome in patients with ESRD undergoing off (OPCABG) and on-pump surgery ...
Theunissen E A R EA Department of Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether concomitant chemoradiation (CCRT)-induced hearing loss is progressive over time or not. Long-term (LT) follow-up study. Between 1999 and 2004, 158 patients with head and neck cancer were treated with intravenous (IV) CCRT (n = 80) or intraarterial CCRT (n = 78). Audiometry was performed before, ...
Hasvold L P LP 1] The Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway [2] AstraZeneca, Nordic-Baltic, - - 2014
Differences in clinical effectiveness between angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEis) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in the primary treatment of hypertension are unknown. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to assess the prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients treated with ARBs or ACEis. Patients ...
Hortis-Dzierzbicka M M Laboratory of Speech Pathology and Upper Airway Endoscopy, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland; Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Universitary Clinical Hospital, Olsztyn, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the speech in subjects with cleft lip and palate, in whom three methods of the hard palate closure were used. One hundred and thirty-seven children (96 boys, 41 girls; mean age = 12 years, SD = 1·2) with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP) operated by ...
Ryu Nam-Gyu NG Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Centre, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-710, - - 2014
This study evaluated the clinical effectiveness of wireless contralateral routing of offside signals hearing aids (CROS) in patients with severe to profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (USNHL). Twenty-one patients with USNHL were enrolled in this prospective study. The change of subjective satisfaction was evaluated using three questionnaires (K-HHIE, K-IOI-HA, K-SSQ). ...
Songur C Murat CM Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Turkey Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of patients who underwent TVR focusing on long-term survival- and valve-related complications. Between January 1993 and June 2011, 132 patients underwent tricuspid valve replacement in our centre. Sixty-eight bioprosthetic valves (52%) and 64 mechanical valves (48%) were implanted for ...
Metrailer Aaron M AM *Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; †Arkansas Children's Hospital; and ‡Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, - - 2014
To determine outcomes of type 1 cartilage tympanoplasty in a cohort of pediatric patients with a history of cleft palate repair. Retrospective chart review and comparison with a historical control group of patients with no cleft palate anomaly undergoing the same procedure by the same surgeon at a tertiary care ...
Ji Fei F Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Chinese PLA Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital , Beijing , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: In patients with auditory neuropathy (AN), waveforms of neural response telemetry (NRT) could be present, showing characteristics of low incidence, low differentiation, and large variation. Objective: To study the characteristics of NRT in AN patients who had received cochlear implants (CIs). Methods: NRT data for seven AN patients ...
Ditto Antonino A Department of Gynecologic Oncology, IRCCS National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy. - - 2014
Fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) is a strategy often considered in young patients with early epithelial ovarian cancer (eEOC). We investigated the role and the outcomes of FSS in eEOC patients who underwent comprehensive surgery. From January-2003 to January-2011, twenty-four patients underwent FSS. Eighteen were one-to-one matched and balanced for stage, histotype ...
Chang Shen Shong SS Division of Gastroenterology; Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei City Hospital Yang-Ming Branch; School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, - - 2014
The connection between Helicobacter pylori and complicated peptic ulcer disease in peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs has not been established. In this study, we sought to determine whether delayed H. pylori eradication therapy in PUB patients increases complicated recurrent peptic ulcers. We identified inpatient PUB patients ...
Hågensli Niels N Department of Maxillofacial Surgery (Head: Prof. P. Skjelbred), Oslo University Hospital, P.O.Box 4956 Nydalen, N-0424 Oslo, Norway; Department of Orthodontics (Head: Prof. L. Espeland, dr.odont), University of Oslo, Faculty of Dentistry, P.O.Box 1109 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate surgical outcome, long-term stability, the time course of relapse, neurosensory disturbances, and patient satisfaction after BSSO for correction of mandibular asymmetry. Another objective was to examine whether osteotomies for transverse rotation of the distal segment represent an increased risk for nerve injury. In a retrospective study lateral and ...
Ohe Monique Nakayama MN Department of Endocrinology and Metabology, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (EPM-UNIFESP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Several methods have been proposed to improve operative success in renal hyperparathyroidism. To evaluate stereomicroscopy in parathyroid tissue selection for total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation in secondary (SHPT)/tertiary (THPT) hyperparathyroidism. 118 renal patients underwent surgery from April of 2000 to October 2009. They were divided into two groups: G1, 66 patients ...
Hariram Vuppaladadhiam V Department of Cardiology, Usha Mullapudi Cardiac Center, Hyderabad 500072, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Thrombosis of a prosthetic valve is a serious complication in patients with prosthetic heart valves. Thrombolysis is the initial choice of treatment. Patients who do not respond to thrombolysis are subjected to surgery which carries a high risk. We report a case series of 5 patients with prosthetic mitral valve ...
Czarnecki Andrew A Schulich Heart Centre, Division of Cardiology, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
Chest pain is one of the most common reasons for presentation to the emergency department (ED); however, there is a paucity of data evaluating the impact of physician follow-up and subsequent management. To evaluate the impact of physician follow-up for low-risk chest pain patients after ED assessment. We performed a ...
Pan Manuel M Reina Sofia Hospital, Department of Cardiology, University of Córdoba (IMIBIC), Avenida Melendez Pidal 1, Cordoba, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
A simple approach is the predominant strategy for the percutaneous coronary intervention of bifurcation lesions. Performing side branch (SB) predilation in this context is currently a matter of controversy. In this study, we assess the efficacy of SB predilatation before a provisional T-stent strategy for bifurcation lesions. Between February 2009 ...
Barbarić Katarina - - 2014
In this retrospective study we have analysed 10-year period results of all type periprosthetic hip joint infection treatments at our Department. Data for 73 patients were analysed and functional status for 41 patients evaluated. A smaller proportion of patients (45%) with resection arthroplasty as the definitive solution were satisfied. These ...
Matijević Marko - - 2014
The main objective of this study was to determine to what extent a detailed oral instruction about treatment after surgical removal of a lower wisdom tooth affects postoperative quality of life (QoL). The research on QoL after removal of a lower wisdom tooth was conducted with 108 patients. Depending on ...
Rapp David E DE Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, - - 2014
The AdVance transobturator sling represents an important treatment option for male stress urinary incontinence. Accordingly, recent data suggests AdVance to yield success rates of 62%-77% through 3 year follow up.1,2 Although experience to date is favorable, many questions exist. Foremost, the ideal technique for intraoperative placement and tensioning remains a ...
Hall Matthew M Newton Medical Center, Newton, New Jersey, - - 2014
While urinary retention is a known complication of AdVance male sling (AMS) placement for post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI), there is minimal data regarding ultimate continence outcomes for patients who experience this complication. The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of continence after AMS placement in patients who had ...
Shin Yu Rim YR Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Yonsei Cardiovascular Center, Yonsei University College of Medicine, - - 2014
Redo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is still associated with increased morbidity and mortality as compared to the first-time operation. Further, the application of the off-pump technique to redo CABG is limited due to technical difficulties. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze early and midterm results after ...
Gharedaghi Mohammad M Mohammad Gharedaghi MD, Orthopedic Research Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
Many of the patients with tethered cord syndrome (TCS) are admitted because of neurological symptoms, while some are admitted because of their orthopedic, urologic, anorectal, and dermatologic manifestations. Consequently, this study aimed to evaluate the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of tethered cord syndrome on patient outcome. Fourty-three patients ...
Elmi Asghar A Asgar Elmi MD, Ali Reza Rohani MD, Ali Tabrizi MD, Seyed-Masood Esmaili MD, Shohada Teaching Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, - - 2014
Although intramedullary nailing (IMN) is an established and accepted operative treatment for femoral shaft fracture in patients younger than 60, there is a lack of data on the results of this treatment on those over 60. The purpose of this study was to determine if the outcome of IMN for ...
Egbe Alexander C AC Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, - - 2014
Our objectives were to review our institutional early and midterm experience with primary tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair, and identify predictors of intensive care unit (ICU) morbidity. We analyzed perioperative and midterm follow-up data for all cases of primary TOF repair from 2001 to 2012. The primary endpoint was early ...
Kim Jong Duk JD Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University Seoul Hospital, Konkuk University School of Medicine, - - 2014
Open heart surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is considered one of the most frequent surgical procedures in which acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent and serious complication. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficiency of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as an early AKI biomarker after ...
Park Jae Bum JB Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, - - 2014
Delirium after cardiac surgery is associated with serious long-term negative outcomes and high costs. The aim of this study is to evaluate neurobehavioral, hemodynamic, and sedative characteristics of dexmedetomidine, compared with the current postoperative sedative protocol (remifentanil) in patients undergoing open heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). One hundred and ...
Lee Won-Young WY Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, - - 2014
To determine the predictors of clinical outcomes following surgical descending thoracic aortic (DTA) repair. We identified 103 patients (23 females; mean age, 64.1±12.3 years) who underwent DTA replacement from 1999 to 2011 using either deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (44%) or partial cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB, 56%). The early mortality rate was ...
Cassilde A-L AL Service de médecine interne, hôpital Louis-Mourier, centre hospitalier universitaire, (AP-HP), 178, rue des Renouillers, 92701 Colombes cedex, - - 2014
Rapid-onset of sensorineural hearing loss in a patient at risk of genital or oral exposure to treponema can be secondary to early neurosyphilis, for which delayed treatment may result in irreversible sequelae. A 40-year-old, HIV seropositive man with a CD4 lymphocyte count greater than 500/mm(3) presented with rapid-onset of bilateral ...
Aarabi Mohammadali M Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
A bad split is a troublesome complication of the sagittal split osteotomy (SSO). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between the occurrence of a bad split and mandibular anatomy in SSO using cone-beam computed tomography. The authors designed a cohort retrospective study. Forty-eight patients (96 SSO ...
Pinto Anna L R AL Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
Hemispherectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat medically intractable epilepsy in children with severe unilateral cortical disease secondary to acquired brain or congenital lesions. The major surgical approaches for hemispherectomy are anatomic hemispherectomy, traditional functional hemispherectomy, and peri-insular hemispherotomy. We describe the epilepsy outcome, including the need for reoperation, ...
Baylancicek Serdar S Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Acibadem Health Care Group, Kozyatagi, Istanbul, Turkey - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare hearing results in patients undergoing ossiculoplasty with bone cement (BC) vs partial ossicular replacement prosthesis (PORP) in cases of incudostapedial discontinuity during tympanoplasty surgeries. Case series with chart review. Tertiary referral center. A total of 44 patients with incudostapedial discontinuity, 21 operated ...
Tuncer Murat M Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the possible effects of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) on the hearing status of the patients in this prospective controlled study. A total of 40 patients with normal hearing function were included to the study. We had 20 patients each in the study group and control group. The ...
Skarzynski Henryk - - 2014
Treatment of the partial deafness is a great challenge in terms of preserving the preoperative hearing and complementing this hearing ability with an implant. It concerns the situations when hearing in low frequency range is normal or fully functional and it is only necessary to complement it electrically in the ...
Ignjatovic Ivan - - 2014
To compare urethral reconstructions in patients after several years with or without blind urethral dilatation. A retrospective study of 107 patients with urethral reconstructions was performed. Sixty patients with a long history of blind urethral dilatation (group 1) were compared with 47 patients without prior dilatations (group 2). The type ...
Zanatta Fabricio Batistin - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the association among gingival enlargement (GE), periodontal conditions and socio-demographic characteristics in subjects undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. A sample of 330 patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment for at least 6 months were examined by a single calibrated examiner for plaque and gingival ...
Aboutaleb Hamdy H Department of Urology, Minoufiya University Hospitals, Egypt ; Department of Urology, Mayo Hospital, Hodiedah, - - 2014
Today, tubularized incised plate (TIP) urethroplasty is the most commonly performed operation for distal and mid-penile hypospadias. Reports from different centers worldwide confirm its nearly universal applicability and low complications rate. Evaluation of the urethral plate characters and its effect on the outcome of TIP urethroplasty. Between 2010 and 2013, ...
Webb Jonathan E JE Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
The mortality of two-stage reimplantation for periprosthetic joint infection in patients over the age of 80 has not previously been studied. We retrospectively reviewed 134 elderly patients undergoing two-stage reimplantation at 90days, 1year and 5years and compared them to a matched cohort who underwent single-stage aseptic total joint revision. There ...
Park Se Jeong SJ Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistic, University of ulsan college of medicine, Asan Medical Center, Departments of Gastroenterology, University of ulsan college of medicine, Asan Medical - - 2014
We investigated the clinical outcomes according to the method of treatment in synchronous esophageal and gastric cancer. Synchronous esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and gastric adenocarcinoma were diagnosed in 79 patients between 1996 and 2010. We divided the patients into four groups according to treatment; Group 1 received surgical resection for ...
Park Chan Hyuk CH Institute of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
There has been a lack of research comparing balloon dilatation and self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placement to determine which is better for long-term clinical outcomes in patients with benign colorectal strictures. We aimed to compare the clinical efficacy and complication rates of balloon dilatation and SEMS placement for benign colorectal ...
Kang Yoonkoo Y Yonsei University College of Medicine, Severance Children's Hospital, Seoul, 120-752, Korea, The Catholic University of Korea, St. Mary's Hospital, Incheon, 403-720, - - 2014
To analyze the effect of short-term supportive temporary partial enteral nutrition therapy for treating severe pediatric Crohn disease (CD). We conducted a prospective, open-label study in pediatric patients with CD (n=78) from January 2007 to December 2011. The CD patients were divided into three groups according to disease severity (mild, ...
Sood Amit Justin AJ Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, - - 2014
To analyze current endolymphatic surgery techniques and quantify their efficacy in controlling vertigo and maintaining hearing in the short and long term. A comprehensive literature search using the PubMed-NCBI database from 1970 to 2013. Articles on sac decompression and mastoid shunt (with and without silastic) were included. Included studies had ...
Vashishth Ashish A Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, - - 2014
To evaluate the functional and hearing outcomes using full thickness broad cartilage palisades for tympanic membrane reconstruction in type 3 tympanoplasty with titanium prostheses. The retrospective study performed at a tertiary referral institute included 30 patients with posterior mesotympanic retraction pockets or tympanic membrane perforations requiring tympanic membrane and type ...
Li Xuanyi X Department of Otolaryngology, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou 221006, - - 2014
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common infectious cause of sensorineural hearing loss in children. This study aims to investigate the pathogenesis CMV-induced hearing loss from the view of integrity of blood-labyrinth-barrier (BLB). Newborn BALB/c mice were randomly divided into three groups (n=22, respectively): CMV group, control group and ...
Chen Zhengnong Z Department of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, - - 2014
This study aimed to assess differences in hearing outcomes using the malleostapedotomy or malleovestibulopexy (MVP) and total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP) techniques in chronic otitis media patients with a mobile stapes footplate. Case series with planned data collection. A university medical center. In total, 27 patients with chronic otitis media ...
Ershova Julia V JV Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. - - 2014
Setting. Standardised tuberculosis (TB) treatment through directly observed therapy (DOT) is available in South Africa, but the level of adherence to standardised TB treatment and its impact on treatment outcomes is unknown.Objectives. To describe adherence to standardised TB treatment and provision of DOT, and analyse its impact on treatment outcome.Methods. ...
Torrent Daniel J DJ Department of Surgery, East Carolina University, Greenville, North - - 2014
The Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) vascular access device is a hybrid polytetrafluoroethylene graft-stent construct designed to address central venous occlusive disease. Although initial experience has demonstrated excellent mid-term patency rates, subsequent studies have led to external validity questions. The purpose of this study was to examine a single center experience ...
Maniakas Anastasios A Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Montreal University Hospital Center (CHUM), Hôpital Notre Dame, 1560 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, QC, H2L 4M1, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate hearing outcomes following partial stapedectomy according to age at the time of surgery and evaluate functional hearing at ≥10 years' follow-up, and to assess the effect of delay in surgery on overall functional hearing outcomes. Data were collected from patients operated upon ...
Wiatr Maciej M Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of changes to the mucous in the middle ear on the outcome of the reconstruction of the ossicular chain exemplified by a type 2 tympanoplasty. A prospective analysis was carried out with regard to patients operated on at the Otolaryngology ...
Saki Nader N Health Research Institute, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR - - 2014
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common disease in children. Viral or bacterial infections, allergy, adenoids, functional abnormalities of the Eustachian tube, and gastroesophageal reflux might have a possible role in the pathogenesis of OME. However, the exact pathogenesis of OME is still unsettled. The purpose of this study ...
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