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Chen Yen-I YI Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
Background and study aims: TC-325 is a novel endoscopic hemostatic powder. Our aim was to describe a single-center experience with the use of TC-325 in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, while for the first time attempting to determine how long the powder remains on a lesion. Patients and methods: ...
Koutsiaris Aristotle G AG Bio-Medical Informatics Laboratory, Department of Medical Laboratories, School of Health Sciences, Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Thessaly, Larissa, - - 2014
The axial blood velocity (Vax) association with microvessel diameter (D) was studied at 104 different postcapillary venules (4 μm < D < 24 μm) and 30 different precapillary arterioles (6 μm ≤ D ≤ 12 μm) in the human conjunctiva of normal healthy humans. Venular diameter sizes were classified as ...
Brück S S Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany; Department of Cardioanaesthesia, University Hospital of Ulm, Ulm, - - 2014
In-line stabilisation of the neck can increase the difficulty of tracheal intubation with direct laryngoscopy. We randomly assigned 56 patients with cervical spine pathology scheduled for elective surgery to tracheal intubation using either the C-MAC(®) (n = 26) or GlideScope(®) (n = 30), when the head and neck were stabilised in-line. There was no ...
Han Joseph K JK Divisions of Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus-Skull Base Surgery and Allergy, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, - - 2014
Patients with recurrent sinonasal polyposis after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) have limited treatment options. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of a bioabsorbable steroid-eluting implant with 1350 μg of mometasone furoate for its ability to dilate obstructed ethmoid sinuses, reduce polyposis, and reestablish sinus patency. This was a randomized, ...
Bhattacharyya Rahul - - 2014
Health Economists in Denmark have reported poor outcomes and low and delayed return to work for patients treated for Sub-Acromial Impingement syndrome (SAIS) by Arthroscopic Sub-Acromial Decompression (ASAD). In this setting it is important to evaluate outcomes following this commonly performed operation to justify undertaking it on our patients. The ...
Tebé Cristian C Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (AQuAS), Barcelona, Spain; Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas (REDISSEC), Valencia, - - 2014
The Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS) developed a system for the prioritization of patients on non-urgent waiting lists for cataract as well as knee and hip arthroplasty. The aim was to evaluate the impact of the priority system's application for primary knee arthroplasty (PKA). A retrospective ...
Napolitano Mariasanta M Mariasanta Napolitano, Giorgia Saccullo, Alessandra Malato, Delia Sprini, Lucio Lo Coco, Salvatrice Mancuso, Alessandra Casuccio, Giovam Battista Rini, and Sergio Siragusa, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo; Walter Ageno, Università dell'Insubria, Varese; Davide Imberti, Ospedale di Piacenza, Piacenza; Doris Mascheroni, Istituto Clinico Villa Aprica, Como; Eugenio Bucherini, Ospedale di Faenza, Faenza Ravenna; Pina Gallucci, Centro Regionale Oncologico Basilicata, Rionero in Volture; Andrea D'Alessio, Policlinico San Marco, Zingonia; Tullia Prantera, Ospedale S. Giovanni di Dio, Crotone; Pietro Spadaro, Villa Salus, Messina; Stefano Rotondo, Centro Studi Neurolesi; Oreste Urbano, Ospedale Piemonte, Messina; Pierpaolo Di Micco, Ospedale Fatebenefratelli, Napoli; Vincenzo Oriana, Azienda Ospedaliera di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria; Francesco Recchia, Ospedale di Avezzano, Avezzano; and Angelo Ghirarduzzi, Azienda Ospedaliera di Reggio Emilia Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, - - 2014
We evaluated the role of residual vein thrombosis (RVT) to assess the optimal duration of anticoagulants in patients with cancer who have deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs. Patients with active cancer and a first episode of DVT treated with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for 6 months ...
Abdel-Wahab Mohamed M Heart Center, Segeberger Kliniken, Bad Segeberg, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has developed rapidly in the past few years and is expected to expand further in the near future. A reasonable number of large multicentre registries and randomised clinical trials have been performed, which have provided a considerable quality of evidence necessary to ensure optimal use ...
Attishia Reed R University of Kentucky, D508 Chandler Medical Center University of Kentucky, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY, 40536-0297, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to review the frequency of bracket failure using two different techniques for establishing interim fixation during orthognathic surgery. The first group (standard technique) had a maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) established during surgery by ligating splints to orthodontic appliances. The second group of patients had an ...
Kang Mae-Hwa MH Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hallym University Medical Center, Anyang, South - - 2014
Percutaneous tunneling (hydrodissection) in the neck and anterior chest in patients undergoing robotic thyroidectomy leads to significant hemodynamic responses such as increases in blood pressure and heart rate. We evaluated whether a single preoperative dexmedetomidine injection attenuated hemodynamic responses to hydrodissection by reducing the half-maximal effective concentration (EC50) of remifentanil ...
Domienik-Karłowicz Justyna J Department of General Medicine and Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Lindley'a 5, 02-005, Warsaw, Poland, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to assess the emerging biochemical markers of arterial remodeling in patients with morbid obesity before and after surgical treatment and to compare the results to a control group. The prospective study included 40 patients with BMI 47.73 ± 6.18 kg/m(2), qualified for elective bariatric surgery and re-examined ...
Ishida Kazunari K Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe Kaisei Hospital, 3-11-15, Shinohara-Kita, Nada, Kobe, 657-0068, Japan, - - 2014
To investigate whether intraoperative kinematics obtained by navigation systems can be divided into several kinematic patterns and to assess the correlation between the intraoperative kinematics with maximum flexion angles before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Fifty-four posterior-stabilised (PS) TKA implanted using an image-free navigation system were evaluated. At registration ...
Alvarez-Diaz Pedro P Mutualidad de Futbolistas, Federación Española de Fútbol - Delegación Cataluña, Ronda Sant Pere 19-21, 08010, Barcelona, Spain, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to report the mid-to-long-term return to sports after all-inside meniscal repair in competitive football players. All football players undergoing all-inside meniscal repair with a minimum Tegner activity score of 9 and minimum follow-up of 5 years were eligible for inclusion. Patients were excluded if: (a) ...
Elfeky Alaa Eldin AE Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 4419, Egypt, - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the operative outcomes of using gastric pull-up (GPU), pectoralis major myocutaneous flap (PMMF), and jejunal free flap (JFF) to reconstruct the hypopharynx after resection of hypopharyngeal and cervical esophageal carcinoma. Retrospective clinical study. Otolaryngology Department, Zagazig University Hospital, Egypt and Surgical Department, National Cancer Institute, ...
Khan S K SK Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Ashington, NE63 9JJ, UK, - - 2014
Cemented Thompson's prostheses have been used to treat elderly patients with displaced intracapsular hip fractures at our two units for the last 15 years, amid growing support for the use of newer implant designs for hip hemiarthroplasty. This provided us with an opportunity to investigate survival of the Thompson's stem in ...
Mathieu Laurent L Clinic of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Desgenettes Military Hospital, Lyon, France, - - 2014
The objective of this report was to analyse injury patterns and definitive management of local casualties with multiple blast extremity injuries in the Kabul International Airport Combat Support Hospital. A clinical prospective study was performed from July 2012 to January 2013. Afghan victims of a blast trauma with a minimum ...
Chang Xian X Department of Orthopedics, Xinqiao Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, 400037, People's Republic of - - 2014
The goal of this article is to evaluate the efficacy and the safety of the percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) versus percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) in dealing with the osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF). In July 2014, a comprehensive systematic computer-based online search was performed by using the databases of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane ...
Dinov Borislav B Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany - - 2014
-The effects of time to referral for catheter ablation (CA) of scar-related ventricular tachycardia (VT) on acute success, VT recurrence and cardiac mortality are unclear. -We investigated 300 patients after CA of sustained VT. CA was performed within 30 days after the first documented VT in 75 (25%) patients (group ...
Whitlow Puja G PG Division of Oncology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, - - 2014
Lumbar punctures are frequently performed in pediatric leukemia for central nervous system leukemic prophylaxis. The contribution of local anesthetic with deep sedation is unknown. The objective was to evaluate EMLA (eutectic mixture of local anesthetics) cream as a pain reliever in conjunction with propofol in the setting of routine lumbar ...
Agostini Paula J - - 2014
Early mobility is considered important in minimising pulmonary complication, length of stay (LOS) and enhancing recovery following major surgery. We aimed to observe and measure the reduction in early postoperative physical activity following major thoracic surgery, identifying any potentially limiting factors, and factors predictive of reduced activity. Patients undergoing thoracotomy ...
Chapla Kevin K Division of Nephrology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI - - - 2014
Tunneled dialysis catheters (TDCs) continue to be utilized at an alarming rate despite having a higher rate of complications when compared to fistulas and grafts. One of the primary complications of TDCs involves catheter dysfunction resulting in reduced blood flow and poor dialysis adequacy, often requiring catheter removal in addition ...
Ortqvist Lisa L Department of Women's and Children's Health and Centre for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Paediatric Surgery, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, - - 2014
To present data on long-term functional and cosmetic results after hypospadias surgery. Men > 18 years of age with hypospadias treated in Sweden were asked to participate in the study as well as age-matched controls and circumcised men. All participants answered questionnaires and a subgroup was examined during an outpatient ...
Ducrocq Gregory G Département Hospitalo-Universitaire FIRE, AP-HP, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, - - 2014
Aims: We sought to describe the differential effect of bleeding events in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) on short- and long-term mortality according to their type and severity. Methods and results: The PLATO trial randomised 18,624 ACS patients to clopidogrel or ticagrelor. Post-randomisation bleeding events were captured according to bleeding type ...
van Nunen Lokien X LX Department of Cardiology, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The - - 2014
Aims: This substudy investigated IABP support in large STEMI complicated by persistent ischaemia within the original CRISP-AMI trial. Methods and results: Patients were included if the ECG at admission showed summed ST deviation (ΣST-D) ≥15 mm and the ECG post PCI showed poor ST resolution (<50%). Endpoints evaluated were all-cause ...
Vita Roberto R Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Messina, - - 2014
Context: Proton-pump inhibitors (PPI) impair tablet levothyroxine intestinal absorption by increasing the gastric pH and decreasing levothyroxine dissolution in the stomach. Objective: To verify whether a liquid formulation of levothyroxine would correct levothyroxine malabsorption induced by PPI. Design: Prospective observational cohort study. Years of the study: 2012-2013. Mean duration of ...
Verburg Frederik A FA University of - - 2014
Context: Recent trial results have revived interest in low activity initial I-131 therapy (RIT) of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) Objective: compare different initial I-131 activities for outcome. Design: Database study Setting: University hospital Patients: 1298 (698 low risk, 434 high risk M0 and 136 M1) DTC patients, grouped according to ...
Kim Su - - 2014
IntroductionProlonged conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CCPR) is associated with a poor prognosis in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. Alternative methods can be needed to improve the outcome in patients with prolonged CCPR and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) can be considered as an alternative method. The objectives of this study were to ...
Delavallée Maxime M Department of Neurosurgery, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate, 10 1200, Brussels, - - 2014
Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) is considered to be an effective treatment in some types of chronic refractory neuropathic pain. The aim of this study is to evaluate and confirm the feasibility, efficacy and security of our surgical technique for subdural motor cortex stimulation (SD MCS) on 18 consecutive cases with ...
Chen Qi Q Department of Ophthalmology, People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region , Nanning, Guangxi , People's Republic of China - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To determine the postoperative symptom by using inferior conjunctival autografting (ICA) rather than superior conjunctival autografting (SCA) after excision of pterygium. Methods: This prospective randomized control study evaluated 80 eyes of 80 consecutive patients undergoing primary pterygium surgery. Patients in each subgroup were then randomized into the ICA ...
Bishnoi Ram N RN Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bloomberg Children's Center Baltimore, MD, - - 2014
Objective: Retrospectively assess the frequency of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) conduit disruption during transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) and the effectiveness and safety of NuMED Covered Cheatham-Platinum Stents™ (CCPS) for its prevention or treatment. Background: There have been no published reports to date describing the safety and effectiveness of ...
de Francisco Angel L M - - 2014
Background: This observational study was conducted to investigate the use and effectiveness of calcium acetate/magnesium carbonate (CaMg) in the treatment of hyperphosphataemia in dialysis patients in real-world clinical practice. Methods: 120 adult CKD patients on dialysis who received CaMg alone or in combination with other phosphate binders were followed-up for ...
Watts Guy D - - 2014
Objective :  To investigate the stability of major versus minor Le Fort I maxillary advancements in unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) patients. Design :  A retrospective longitudinal study was undertaken on 30 nonsyndromic UCLP patients treated with the same protocol at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Patients ...
Zhang Xianbin X Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, 222 Zhongshan Road, 116011, Dalian, Liaoning, China, - - 2014
We conducted this meta-analysis to establish whether pancreaticogastrostomy (PG) or pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) is the better method of reconstruction for reducing the risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF). This study involved a systematic article search and review of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing PG vs. PJ after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Cochrane's ...
Lo Tsia-Shu TS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Keelung, Keelung Medical Center, Keelung, Taiwan, Republic of China, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of de novo stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and sonographic features of implanted transvaginal mesh in continent women treated with Elevate(™) anterior/apical [single-incision mesh (SIM-A)] or Perigee(™) [transvaginal mesh with sacrospinous fixation (TVM + SSF)] in extensive pelvic organ reconstruction surgery. ...
Chao Yin-Kai YK Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, - - 2014
The use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in patients with thymoma remains controversial. We sought to evaluate the perioperative and oncological outcomes after VATS resection for stage I and II thymoma and to compare the outcomes with those obtained after median sternotomy (MST). Between 1991 and 2007, a total of ...
Pascual José C JC Department of Dermatology, Hospital General Universitario, Alicante, - - 2014
Dermatologists often attend elderly patients with non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). There is a lack of information regarding the optimum treatment for elderly patients with NMSC. The objective of this study was to describe changes in the Barthel Index (BI) after dermatologic surgery for NMSC in patients aged 80 years and ...
Bydon Mohamad M Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory - - 2014
Object This study was undertaken to compare surgical outcomes between patients with atlantoaxial versus subaxial cervical synovial cysts (CSCs) and to compare outcomes between patients who underwent decompression alone versus decompression and fusion for the treatment of CSCs. Methods The authors present a series of 17 cases involving patients treated ...
Aspinen Samuli S School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland , Kuopio , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. The long-term outcome between laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and minilaparotomy cholecystectomy (MC) with ultrasonic dissection (UsD) technique has not been compared in randomized trials. Therefore, we investigated the outcome after conventional LC and MC with UsD in 78 patients (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT0172340). Material and methods. Initially 88 patients with ...
El-Said Howaida H Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, - - 2014
Background: Secundum Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closure devices were granted approval based on industry-sponsored, prospective, non-randomized, single device studies, demonstrating acceptable efficacy and safety in selected patients. We sought to report community practice and outcomes. Methods and Results: Procedure specific data was collected on cases considered for ASD closure in ...
Jahnke Alexander A Laboratory of Biomechanics, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Paul-Meimberg-Strasse 3, 35392, Giessen, - - 2014
The purpose of our study was to investigate the change of sports activities before and after medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) with the use of the Heidelberg Sports Activity Score (HAS). The Heidelberg Sports Activity Score (HAS) as well as FFb-H-OA, Oxford-12-Score, Tegner, UCLA and ACS were carried out to ...
Wu Sandy Pei-Ying SP Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China; Fellow of the Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of - - 2014
Recommended initial treatment for mixed urinary incontinence involves behavioral therapy, and drug and pelvic floor muscle exercises. Our objective is to evaluate the outcome of these conservative treatments in our patients with mixed urinary incontinence. A retrospective review was conducted in patients with mixed urinary incontinence who were offered sequential ...
Morichelli Loredana L Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20, 00135, Rome, - - 2014
Remote monitoring (RM) is becoming the new standard for follow-up of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices. The aim of the present study was to evaluate patients' acceptance and satisfaction of RM by using a specific designed questionnaire. The questionnaire is composed of 12 items aimed at analyzing 5 aspects ...
Sánchez-Canel Juan J JJ Department of Nephrology, Hospital General, Castellón, - - 2014
Metabolic acidosis correction is achieved by the transfer of bicarbonate and other buffer anions in dialysis. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in the main anions of intermediary metabolism on standard hemodiafiltration (HDF) and on acetate-free biofiltration (AFB). A prospective, in-center, crossover study was carried out with ...
Piotrowicz Ewa E Telecardiology Center, Institute of Cardiology, Poland - - 2014
The benefits of rehabilitation in heart failure (HF) patients are well established. Little is known about Nordic walking (NW) training in HF patients especially in those with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The purpose of this study was to assess safety, effectiveness, adherence to and acceptance of home-based telemonitored NW in ...
van der Hulle Tom T Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands; - - 2014
Introduction: Patients with a second venous thromboembolism generally receive anticoagulant treatment for indefinite duration, although it is known that the recurrence risk diminishes over time while the risk of hemorrhage persists with continued anticoagulation and increases with age. Based on these arguments and limited evidence for indefinite duration of treatment, ...
Walsh Stewart J SJ Unisports Sports Medicine, Auckland, New - - 2014
Midterm outcomes after arthroscopic debridement in patients with anterior ankle impingement without osteoarthritis are currently unclear. To assess the functional and radiological outcomes after arthroscopic treatment of anterior ankle impingement with a minimum 5-year follow-up in patients without osteoarthritis. Case series; Level of evidence, 4. From September 1999 to March ...
Shields Edward E Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, - - 2014
Previous studies have investigated outcomes of simultaneous rotator cuff (RC) repair and superior labral injury repair; however, there is limited information in the literature on outcomes of simultaneous RC repair and Bankart lesion repair after acute shoulder dislocations. To determine functional and imaging outcomes of simultaneous arthroscopic RC repair and ...
Zisman D D Department of Rheumatology, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, - - 2014
To study the association between traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (c-DMARD) or anti-TNF-α agents and herpes zoster (HZ) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). A retrospective cohort study was conducted in patients with PsA between 2002 and 2013. Patients were grouped as follows: no DMARDs (Group A); c-DMARDs (Group B); anti-TNF-α ...
Zhu Tie-Yuan TY Department of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
A best evidence topic in adult valvular surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was 'Does concomitant tricuspid annuloplasty increase the perioperative mortality and morbidity when correcting left-sided valve disease?' A total of 561 papers were found using the reported search, of which 12 presented the ...
Kim Jong Woo JW Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Republic of - - 2014
A double stent system (covered stent in uncovered stent) was designed to provide long-term patency without tumor ingrowth or stent-related complications, such as stent migration, cholecystitis, or pancreatitis. To investigate the safety and efficacy of double stents in patients with malignant extrahepatic biliary obstructions. This prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter study enrolled ...
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