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Harlander-Locke Michael M Division of Vascular Surgery, Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, - - 2014
Our experience with bovine carotid artery graft (BCAG) for hemodialysis access (Artegraft, North Brunswick, New Jersey) is presented. A review of all patients who underwent placement of BCAG for hemodialysis access at our institution was performed. Between January 2012 and June 2013, 17 BCAGs were placed in 17 patients. Indications ...
Janzen Mark L ML Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, - - 2014
To evaluate freedom from amputation in patients identified utilizing clopidogrel following their lower extremity endovascular revascularization (LER). Patients, 65 years of age and older, undergoing LER were identified from Medicare Provider Analysis and Review and Carrier files utilizing International Classification of Diseases diagnosis and Current Procedural Terminology codes. Postprocedural use ...
Miletic Kyle G KG Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, - - 2014
Prior studies have established peak postoperative lactate and the vasoactive-inotrope score (VIS) as modest predictors of outcome following paediatric cardiac surgery. We developed a novel vasoactive-ventilation-renal (VVR) score and aimed to determine if this index, which incorporates postoperative respiratory, cardiovascular and renal function, would more consistently predict outcome in this ...
Pricopi Ciprian C Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Georges Pompidou European Hospital, Descartes University, Paris, - - 2014
We examined whether the changes in clinical practice with time correlated with the changes in the 90-day mortality following pneumonectomy. The clinical records of consecutive patients undergoing pneumonectomy in two French centres from 1980 to 2009 were prospectively collected. The 90-day postoperative course was retrospectively studied according to clinical characteristics, ...
Deleu Paul-André PA Foot & Ankle Institute, Clinique du Parc Léopold, Brussels, Belgium Division of Podiatry, Institut D'Enseignement Supérieur Parnasse Deux-Alice, Brussels, Belgium - - 2014
The literature analyzing total ankle replacement (TAR) results should be critically interpreted because studies made by the design surgeons are potentially subject to bias. European nondesigner surgeon studies reviewing the HINTEGRA TAR system are scarce in the literature. The present study is a European nondesigner surgeon study reviewing a consecutive ...
Bösel Julian J aDepartment of Neurology bDepartment of Neurosurgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, - - 2014
Intracerebral haemorrhage is a devastating cerebrovascular disease with no established treatment. Its course is often complicated by secondary haematoma expansion and perihemorrhagic oedema. Decompressive hemicraniectomy is effective in the treatment of space-occupying hemispheric ischaemic stroke. The purpose of this review is to assess the role of decompressive hemicraniectomy in intracerebral ...
Holaj Robert R a3rd Department of Medicine b1st Department of Surgery cDepartment of Urology, Centre for Hypertension General University Hospital and 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague dDepartment of Cardiology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech - - 2014
Aldosterone has been shown to substantially contribute to the accumulation of different types of collagen fibres and growth factors in the arterial wall, thus increasing wall thickness. A previous study showed reduction of increased common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with primary aldosteronism 1 year after adrenalectomy. Our study ...
Meseguer E E Department of Neurology and Stroke Centre, Bichat University Hospital, Paris, France; Laboratory of Vascular Translational Science, INSERM 1148 and Paris-Diderot University, Paris, - - 2014
Thirty percent of ischemic stroke (IS) patients suffering from acute stroke are under antiplatelet therapy. We evaluated whether prior antiplatelet use before intravenous (IV), intra-arterial (IA) or combined IV/IA therapy may be associated with worse outcomes and an increased intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) risk after reperfusion therapies. We analyzed data from ...
Toyoda Kazunori K Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5-7-1, Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, 565-8565, - - 2014
Monotherapy with antiplatelet agents is only modestly effective in secondary prevention of ischemic stroke (IS), particularly in patients with multiple risk factors such as cervicocephalic arterial stenosis, diabetes, and hypertension. While dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and clopidogrel reduced IS recurrence, particularly in the early stages after IS, it ...
van Geel M J MJ Departments of - - 2014
Abstract Background: Evidence on effectiveness and safety of methotrexate (MTX) in pediatric psoriasis is scarce. Objectives: Study the effectiveness and safety of MTX in pediatric plaque-type psoriasis and its influence on quality of life (Qol) in daily clinical practice. Methods: Subset analysis of prospectively collected data extracted from the Child-CAPTURE ...
Hanada Mitsuru M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1-20-1 Handayama, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu, 431-3192, Japan, - - 2014
Although several indexes have been used for patellar height evaluation, the literature on patellar height evaluation using a femoral reference point is scant. We have previously reported on a new index, the modified Blumensaat (MB) method, which evaluates the patellar height using a femoral reference point. The purpose of this ...
Minzlaff Philipp P Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität Muenchen, Ismaningerstr. 22, 81675, Munich, - - 2014
To evaluate sporting activity following osteochondral autologous transfer (OAT) combined with valgus high tibial osteotomy (HTO) in young and active patients with focal osteochondral defects of the medial femoral condyle and concomitant varus malalignment. Thirty patients with focal osteochondral defects of the medial femoral condyle and varus malalignment >2° were ...
Mansoor Hala H Department of Internal Medicine, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, 7/A Block R-3, MA Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan, 5400, - - 2014
Nausea, vomiting and intolerance to oral intake are usually the first presenting symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction, which not only cause malnutrition and increases chances of aspiration pneumonia but also greatly impair the quality of life. Self expandable metallic stents (SEMS) are both effective and safe to relieve the distressing ...
Albu Silviu S II-nd Department of Otolaryngology, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Str. Republicii nr. 18, 400015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, - - 2014
This study aims to compare the outcomes of patients with Meniere's disease submitted to either endolymphatic mastoid shunt (ES) or tenotomy of the stapedius and tensor tympani muscles (TSTM). This is a retrospective chart review of patients treated with ES or TSTM between 2000 and 2010 and followed up for ...
Büller Harry R HR From the Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam (H.R.B.), and International Trial Expertise Advisory and Services (ITREAS) (A.S.) - both in Amsterdam; Isis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, CA (C.B., S.B., B.P.M.); Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville (D.G.); University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Public Health, Oklahoma City (G.E.R.); KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Medicine and Hemostasis, Leuven, Belgium (P.V.); and the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute and McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada - - 2014
Background Experimental data indicate that reducing factor XI levels attenuates thrombosis without causing bleeding, but the role of factor XI in the prevention of postoperative venous thrombosis in humans is unknown. FXI-ASO (ISIS 416858) is a second-generation antisense oligonucleotide that specifically reduces factor XI levels. We compared the efficacy and ...
Basile Carlo C Division of Nephrology, Miulli General Hospital, 70021, Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy, - - 2014
Probing dry weight (DW) was largely dependent on clinical subjective estimate until recently. New bedside non-invasive tools have been developed with the aim of providing more objective information on volume status and guiding physicians in the quest for DW. Among them, bioimpedance appears to be very promising in the achievement ...
Kim Jae-Jun - - 2014
BackgroundThe aim of the present study is to investigate the costoclavicular space in patients with pectus excavatum.Materials and methodsBetween April and November 2011, consecutive 50 patients with pectus excavatum and consecutive 50 patients without pectus excavatum were included into the present study. The costoclavicular measurements (the shortest distance, the crossing ...
You Rui-Jin RJ Department of Orthopedics, People's Liberation Army No. 180 Hospital, 180 Garden Street, Fengze District, Quanzhou, 362000, Fujian, China, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to follow-up long term (5-12 years) patients with total hip arthroplasty with the collum femoris preserving prosthesis to evaluate clinical outcome and potential complications. Forty-six of 152 patients who underwent this procedure between September 2000 and September 2012 were followed up. The average follow-up time ...
Misumi Yusuke Y Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5-7-1 Fujishiro-dai, Suita, Osaka, 565-0873, - - 2014
The optimal management strategy for neonates with congenital aortic stenosis, two balanced ventricles, and duct-dependent systemic circulation (critical aortic stenosis) is still controversial. Thirteen patients with critical aortic stenosis underwent balloon aortic valvotomy (BAV) between 1996 and 2013, at the median age of 1 day old (range 0-28). Since 2010, bilateral ...
Boughebri Omar O Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Hôpital Privé Armand Brillard, 3 Avenue Watteau, 94130, Nogent-sur-Marne, France, - - 2014
The Instability Severity Index Score (ISIS) includes preoperative clinical and radiological risk factors to select patients who can benefit from an arthroscopic Bankart procedure with a low rate of recurrence. Patients who underwent an arthroscopic Bankart for anterior shoulder instability with an ISIS lower than or equal to four were ...
Schwartz Brian E BE Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 835 S. Wolcott Avenue, Room E270, M/c 844, Chicago, IL, 60612, - - 2014
Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is a highly successful procedure for management of glenohumeral arthritis, fractures and rotator cuff tears. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient demographics, perioperative outcomes and assess recent national trends in both primary and revision TSA. The National Hospital Discharge Survey database was searched ...
Teshima Jin J Division of Advanced Surgical Science and Technology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken, 980-8575, Japan, - - 2014
Prone thoracoscopic esophagectomy was introduced at our institution from 2012. This study describes our experiences of the main differences between thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone and traditional left lateral decubitus positions together with an analysis of the short-term surgical outcomes. In total, 87 patients undergoing thoracoscopic esophagectomy between January 2012 ...
Ballouhey Quentin Q Service de chirurgie viscérale pédiatrique, Hôpital des Enfants, 8 Avenue Dominique Larrey, 87042, Limoges Cedex, France, - - 2014
Initial results in pediatric surgery are encouraging, particularly in the field of pediatric urology. However, there is limited experience with its application in infants and neonates. The aim of this study was to compare the feasibility and safety of robotic-assisted surgery in two populations of children, one weighing less and ...
Alfredo Genco G Laparoscopic Surgical Department, "Umberto I°" General Hospital, Medical School "Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
Obesity is a major risk factor for several chronic diseases. The BioEnterics(®) Intragastric Balloon (BIB(®)) is used worldwide as a short-term (6 months) treatment in morbid obese patients. However, removal of BIB(®) past 6 months is a common occurrence in clinical practice often as a result of patient factors. The aim of ...
Gitelis M M Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, 2650 Ridge Ave, 60201, Evanston, IL, USA, - - 2014
Weight gain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass occurs in approximately 25 % of cases, and this may contribute to recurrence of comorbid conditions. Currently, adequate treatment strategies for this group of patients are limited. Endoscopic narrowing of the gastrojejunal anastomosis may result in a low-risk, minimally invasive treatment alternative compared to standard ...
Son Sang-Yong SY Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 166 Gumi-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam, 463-707, - - 2014
High body mass index (BMI) and high visceral fat area (VFA) are known to be a preoperative risk factor for laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) for gastric cancer. However, the impact of obesity on LG still remains controversial. In the present study, we compared the operative outcomes of LG with those of ...
Garatti Andrea A Department of Cardiac Surgery, I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato-San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the early and long-term outcomes in a consecutive population who underwent surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR) for either anterior or posterior remodeling. Among 501 consecutive patients who underwent SVR at our institution between July 2001 and December 2011, 56 patients presented with posterior ...
Meriç Gökhan G Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Balikesir University Medical Faculty, Balikesir, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the short-term results of metatarsal head resurfacing hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of advanced hallux rigidus. We reviewed 14 consecutive patients (5 males [35.71%], 9 females [64.29%]; mean age, 58.7 ± 7.4 years). These patients underwent first metatarsal head resurfacing hemiarthroplasty (HemiCAP(®)) for hallux rigidus ...
Mora López L L Coloproctology Unit, General and Digestive Surgery, Hospital Univeristari Parc Tauli, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aim: To evaluate the impact of Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) on anorectal function, using clinical and manometric assessments. To identify subgroups likely to develop incontinence after TEM, by stratifying the sample. Method: Descriptive, prospective study. Between December 2004 and May 2011, 222 patients were operated on at our hospital, of ...
Faleschini Giacomo G aDepartment of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, Academic Center 'Santa Maria della Misericordia' bLiver Transplantation Unit, Department of Surgery cMedical Liver Transplant Section, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Udine, Udine dFaculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade eUniversity Clinical-Hospital Center 'Dr Dragisa Misovic-Dedinje', Belgrade, - - 2014
The most common complications after liver transplantation nowadays affect the biliary tract.We carried out a retrospective study to identify predictors of endoscopic treatment outcome in the management of post-transplantation biliary complications. Data from all patients with post-transplantation biliary complications subjected to endoscopic treatment at the University of Udine between 2000 ...
Kim Eun Hye EH Department of Internal Medicine and Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
In patients with corticosteroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC), cyclosporine or infliximab may be added to the treatment regimen to induce remission. Here, we aimed to compare the efficacy of cyclosporine and infliximab. Between January 1995 and May 2012, the medical records of 43 patients with corticosteroid-refractory UC who received either infliximab ...
Lammer Johannes J The Department of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria, - - 2014
The hypothesis that covered stents are superior to bare-metal stents (BMS) in long femoropopliteal artery disease was tested. The one-year results of the VIASTAR trial revealed a patency benefit of covered stents in the treatment-per-protocol (TPP) analysis only. A prospective, randomized, single-blind, multicenter study evaluated 141 patients with symptomatic peripheral ...
Deng Xiaoqian X Department of Anesthesiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, Sichuan Province, - - 2015
Many outpatients who inadequately prepared for the procedure were cancelled on the day of the examination for various reasons. The aim of study was to investigate whether short message service (SMS) can improve patients' compliance and reduce cancellation rates. Outpatients scheduled for sedation gastrointestinal endoscopy were randomly assigned to mobile ...
Lagos-Arevalo Paola P Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, - - 2014
Early acute kidney injury (AKI) diagnosis is needed to pursue treatment trials. We evaluated cystatin C (CysC) as an early biomarker of serum creatinine (SCr)-AKI and an alternative to define AKI. We studied 160 non-cardiac children in the intensive care unit (ICU). We measured daily CysC and SCr. AKI was ...
Laquière A A Hepato-Gastro-Enterology Department, Hôpital Saint Joseph, 26 bd de Louvain, 13008, Marseille, France, - - 2014
Dual-Knife(®) (Olympus) and Hydride-Knife(®) are new needle knives frequently used for submucosal dissection because of their safety and precision. In this study we aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of such devices in the diverticulopexy by flexible endoscopy. From February 2009 to March 2013, 42 patients (25 men), mean ...
Chalmers David J DJ Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA, - - 2014
To review our experience with infants undergoing distal hypospadias repair without a postoperative stent to determine if an unacceptable complication rate might justify its use. Children <1 year of age who underwent distal hypospadias repair by a single surgeon were identified through a prospectively maintained database. The use of a postoperative ...
Hompes Roel R Oxford Colorectal Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 - - 2014
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) enables organ-preservation after rectal tumour surgery. Its application is being expanded using adjuvant and neo-adjuvant treatments. Our object was to evaluate the changes over time in anorectal function, urinary symptoms and quality of life (QOL) in patients who had TEM surgery for a rectal tumour. Between ...
Zhang Y Y - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of minimally invasive aspiration of intracranial hematoma on blood brain barrier (BBB) and bleeding after secondary brain injury. The BBB index and levels of serum myelin basic protein were compared between patients treated conventionally (dehydration, improvement of brain metabolism, and other symptomatic treatment; ...
Tanaka Kayu K Department of Medicine, Kidney Center, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Kawada-cho 8-1, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666, - - 2014
The effects of hematuria on the outcome of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) remain unknown and treatment of IgAN with severe hematuria is controversial. Eighty-eight IgAN patients with proteinuria <0.5 g/day and who had not received corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents, or undergone a tonsillectomy were divided into two groups: (1) patients with low (<20/high-power ...
Rieger Roman R Department of Surgery, Salzkammergut-Klinikum Gmunden, Miller von Aichholzstrasse 49, 4810, Gmunden, Austria, - - 2014
Primary plantar hyperhidrosis is characterised by excessive secretion of the sweat glands of the feet and may lead to significant limitations in private and professional lifestyle. The aim of this prospective study was to assess the effect of endoscopic lumbar sympathectomy (ESL) on the quality of life (QL) of patients ...
Thomas Rajesh R Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; Centre for Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Research, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, - - 2014
Flexi-rigid pleuroscopy is a useful tool in the work-up of pleural effusions, but pleural biopsy using flexible forceps can be difficult in some patients. This study evaluated the feasibility, safety and diagnostic value of using a flexible cryoprobe to obtain parietal pleural biopsies during pleuroscopy. This was a single-centre retrospective ...
Firouzi Ata A Department of Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Intervention Research Center, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is an adverse consequence of percutaneous coronary interventions which results in significant morbidity and mortality and adds to the costs of diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures. Various pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed for CI-AKI and various agents tested for its prevention. There is currently a ...
Alvira-González J J Teknon Medical Center, C / Vilana 12, 08022 Barcelona, - - 2014
Objectives: The understanding and adherence to postoperative care instructions are factors that influence the recuperation process after any surgical procedure. The aim of this study was to determine the percentage of patients who strictly follow the postoperative instructions after the extraction of an impacted lower third molar in relation to ...
Abdullah-AbuMostafa N N PO.BOX: 84891, Riyadh 11681, - - 2014
Objectives: To evaluate socket healing, incidence of acute alveolar ostieitis (AO) and associated pain following single molar tooth extraction in patients who receive intra-alveolar 0.2% chlorhexidine (CHX) gel, and those who rinsed with 0.12 % CHX rinse. Study design: A prospective randomized clinical trial was conducted on two parallel groups ...
Ross James R JR Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan, MedSport, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106, - - 2014
Previous studies have reported residual deformity to be the most common reason for revision hip arthroscopy. An awareness of the most frequent locations of the residual deformities may be critical to minimize these failures. The purposes of this study were to (1) define the three-dimensional (3-D) morphology of hips with ...
Ladner Travis R TR Departments of 1 Neurological Surgery - - 2014
OBJECT The clinical significance of radiological measurements of the craniocervical junction in pediatric Chiari I malformation (CM-I) is yet to be fully established across the field. The authors examined their institutional experience with the pB-C2 line (drawn perpendicular to a line drawn between the basion and the posterior aspect of ...
Mathus-Vliegen Elisabeth M H EM Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Background and study aim: Intragastric balloons are used as a treatment for obesity. Much of the data collected on balloons has been in the context of clinical trials in academic medical centers or as a bridge to bariatric surgery in obesity centers. The aim of this study was to investigate ...
Cai Xiao Bo XB Department of Gastroenterology, First People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
Background and study aim: We previously reported on a plastic stent that was coated with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and sodium cholate, which dissolved common bile duct (CBD) stones ex vivo. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of such stents on biliary stones in a ...
Fung Christian C Department of - - 2014
OBJECT After subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), seizure occurs in up to 26% of patients. The impact of seizure on outcome has been studied, yet its impact on grading is unknown. The authors evaluated the impact of early-onset seizures (EOS) on grading of spontaneous SAH and on outcome. METHODS This retrospective analysis ...
Yuan Qiang Q Department of Neurosurgery, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR - - 2014
OBJECT Some studies have demonstrated that intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring reduces the mortality of traumatic brain injury (TBI). But other studies have shown that ICP monitoring is associated with increased mortality. Thus, the authors performed a meta-analysis of studies comparing ICP monitoring with no ICP monitoring in patients who have ...
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