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Lenart Brett A BA Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The incidence of failed rotator cuff repairs remains high, especially in the setting of massive tears or revision repairs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient outcomes and repair integrity after augmentation with the repair patch, a poly-l-lactide synthetic polymer. Sixteen consecutive patients with massive or recurrent rotator ...
Duffin Christian - - 2014
Many staff at an Essex trust found out through a television news bulletin last year that their workplace was in special measures.
Hána V V Jr Third Department of Internal Medicine, General University Hospital and First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. - - 2014
Our aim was to analyze the correlation of early postoperative cortisol levels in patients after transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma surgery compared to the standard dose ACTH test and Insulin tolerance test (ITT) several months later. We retrospectively reviewed data from 94 patients operated for pituitary adenoma in years 2009-2012. The comparison ...
Lee Chien-Yin - - 2014
BackgroundMechanical alignment guides are designed to compensate for variations in the valgus alignment angle; however, these guides may not be adequate when a patient has coronal alignment with marked bowing deformity. Previous study demonstrates better radiographic results, but the clinical benefits are a matter of speculation. The aim of this ...
Orlandi Davide D Department of Radiology, Genoa University, Via L.B. Alberti 4, 16100, Genova, Italy, - - 2014
To compare the six-month outcome of three different ultrasound-guided treatments for de Quervain's disease (DQD). We prospectively treated 75 consecutive patients (51 females, 24 males, mean age±standard deviation = 45.3 ± 9.8 years) with DQD. Patients' features (hand dominance, intraretinaculum septum, accessory tendons) were recorded. Visual analogue scale (VAS), reduced disability (quickDASH) score, ...
Hirota Masashi M Department of Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, - - 2014
Laparoscopic partial gastrectomy has become a common procedure for gastric submucosal tumors because of its accepted feasibility, safety, and oncologic outcomes. However, long-term postoperative outcomes have not been determined, especially based on the location of submucosal tumors. We reviewed 52 consecutive gastric submucosal tumor patients who underwent laparoscopic partial gastrectomy ...
Seng C S CS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, 169608, Singapore, - - 2014
Purpose Patients with severe deformity beyond the standard indications for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) may be suitable and benefit from UKA. This study investigated their outcomes to determine whether good function and quality of life (QOL) can be achieved. Fifty-three patients with severe deformity (40 patients with FFD ≥15° and ...
Bonte Eric E Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cité, INSERM UMR_S 1138, Cordeliers Research Center and Bretonneau Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, - - 2014
The aim of this prospective randomized clinical trial was to compare mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) with calcium hydroxide (CH) as materials for inducing root apex closure in immature necrotic permanent incisors. The design of this study has been extensively described in the authors' previous report. Children (n = 30), aged from 6 ...
Bozic Kevin J KJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA, - - 2014
Revision THA and TKA are growing and important clinical and economic challenges. Healthcare systems tend to combine revision joint replacement procedures into a single service line, and differences between revision THA and revision TKA remain incompletely characterized. These differences carry implications for guiding care and resource allocation. We therefore evaluated ...
Hart Adam A Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, SMBD-Jewish General Hospital, Room E-003, 3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montréal, QC H3T 1E2, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyze NSQIP (National Surgical Quality Improvement Program) data to better understand the incidence, risk factors, and thirty-day complication rates associated with transfusions in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty. We identified 9362 total hip and 13,662 total knee arthroplasty procedures from the database ...
Adams Samuel B SB Jr Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 4709 Creekstone Drive, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27703. E-mail address for S.B. Adams: - - 2014
There has been a continuing increase in the use of total ankle arthroplasty for the treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis. Our aim was to determine the clinical, radiographic, and functional outcomes of total ankle arthroplasties done with a prosthesis with a modular intramedullary stem and intramedullary referencing to align the ...
Gomez-Barrena Enrique E Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital Universitario "La Paz"-IdiPAZ-UAM, Traumatología 1ª planta, Paseo de la Castellana 261, 28046 Madrid, Spain. E-mail address for E. Gomez-Barrena: egomezb@salud.madrid.org, - - 2014
Abundant literature regarding the use of intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total knee replacement is available. Randomized controlled trials have confirmed the efficacy of topical TXA compared with placebo, but the comparison between topical and intravenous TXA is unclear. The present study was designed to verify noninferior efficacy and ...
Hasegawa Yukiharu Y Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, 466-8550, Nagoya City, Japan. E-mail address for Y. Hasegawa: - - 2014
The aim of the eccentric rotational acetabular osteotomy is to correct the deficient acetabular coverage in the dysplastic hip in order to limit the development of secondary osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the results in patients managed with an eccentric rotational acetabular osteotomy after a mean ...
McLaughlin Eamon J EJ *Departments of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and †Neurosurgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, - - 2014
To examine the differences in quality of life for vestibular schwannoma patients undergoing conservative management, gamma knife, and surgery. Vestibular schwannoma patients without a diagnosis of NF2. Vestibular schwannoma treatment or conservative management. Penn Acoustic Neuroma Quality of Life (PANQOL) survey scores (0-100). One hundred eighty-six patients (98 conservative, 49 ...
McSorley Amanda A *Department of Otolaryngology, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre; †School of Cancer and Enabling Services, University of Manchester; and ‡Department of Neurosurgery, Salford Royal Hospital, and §Manchester Auditory Implant Centre, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United - - 2014
To assess the long-term subjective benefits of auditory brainstem implants (ABIs) and investigate the extent to which ABI users perceive it to be a useful device. Using the Manchester database, all 31 living patients registered as ABI users were identified and sent the ABI performance questionnaire. Data regarding daily duration ...
Poels Thomas T TT Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, Netherlands - - 2014
Recently, transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been introduced, but one of its complications is left bundle branch block (LBBB), a conduction disturbance that has been associated with increased mortality. We investigated the incidence and fate of both right bundle branch block (RBBB) and LBBB after aortic valve replacement (AVR) using ...
Lew Kaung Yuan KY Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, 18 Science Drive 4, 117543 - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and clinical outcomes of patients who received carbapenem de-escalation as guided by an antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASP) in a setting where ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae are endemic. Patients receiving meropenem or imipenem underwent a prospective ASP review for eligibility for de-escalation according to defined institutional guidelines. Patients in ...
Murphy Jae J *Department of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia; and †Dacryology Service, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, - - 2014
Biofilms are now recognized as potential factors in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory and infective diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the presence of biofilms and quantify their biomass on silastic nasolacrimal duct stents inserted after dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). A prospective study was performed on a series of ...
Han So Young SY Department of Ophthalmology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
To compare the surgical outcomes of exotropia patients with cerebral palsy (CP) and controls without CP. 30 patients with exotropia and CP and 60 age-matched controls without CP who underwent bilateral lateral rectus (BLR) recession were retrospectively enrolled. All patients underwent BLR recession according to Parks' method. Surgical success was ...
Albertsmeier Markus M Department of General, Visceral, Transplantation, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, - - 2014
Background/Aims: Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC) can improve survival in selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis, but bear a significant risk of perioperative morbidity. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the quality of life (QoL) following cytoreduction and HIPEC. Methods: In this study including 40 patients ...
Bakheet Majid F MF Department of Neurology, Ministry of Health, Medina, Saudi - - 2014
Clopidogrel combined with aspirin is routinely prescribed after coronary artery stenting, in patients with acute coronary syndromes, and recently to prevent stroke in patients with acute minor ischemic stroke and TIA. Subdural hematomas are an important complication of antithrombotic treatment, but the risk associated with clopidogrel plus aspirin has not ...
Guthrie Grant G Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, - - 2014
Purpose: This study compared clinical outcomes and complications between 23-gauge (23g) and 25-gauge (25g) transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Study Design: It was a retrospective study using data prospectively defined and collected. 80 eyes underwent 23g transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy, and 80 eyes underwent 25g surgery using ...
Misra Stuti L SL Department of Ophthalmology, New Zealand National Eye Centre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyze microstructural corneal changes following phacoemulsification of cataract with intraocular lens insertion in diabetes mellitus (DM). Prospective study of consecutive patients undergoing phacoemulsification with intraocular lens insertion, over a period of 6 months. Age, gender, serum glycosylated hemoglobin A1c levels, and effective phacoemulsification ...
Urra Xabier X Functional Unit of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, - - 2014
Background: A significant proportion of stroke patients presenting with mild symptoms does not have a successful recovery, especially when a large vessel is occluded. IV thrombolysis is safe and may benefit patients presenting with mild symptoms. In this study, we tested whether endovascular therapy (ET) is superior to medical therapy ...
Ohuchida Jiro J From the Department of Surgical Oncology and Regulation of Organ Function, Miyazaki University School of Medicine, Miyazaki, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to investigate whether prophylactic administration of nafamostat mesilate reduces the incidence of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP), its efficacy, and risk factors for PEP. Potential subjects comprised 876 patients who underwent ERCP between September 2008 and February 2011. Of these, 58 patients were ...
Bauer Thomas T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris Ile-de-France Ouest, AP-HP, Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The present study compared the clinical results of open neurectomy versus a percutaneous procedure for Morton's disease. This was a retrospective study comparing the functional results after 2 surgical procedures: open neurectomy and a percutaneous procedure (with deep transverse metatarsal ligament release and distal metatarsal osteotomies). The present study included ...
Calvo Rodríguez R R Departamento de Traumatología, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Santiago, Chile. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the functional results after medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction in patients using auto- and allograft. A retrospective study was conducted on 28 patients with recurrent patellar dislocation, with 13 patients (13 knees) undergoing MPFL reconstruction with hamstring autograft, and 15 patients (16 ...
Sabatini Jefferson B JB Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, - - 2014
Sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) instability is a rare condition resulting in impaired function and shoulder girdle pain. Various methods for stabilizing the SCJ have been proposed, with biomechanical analysis demonstrating superior stiffness and peak load properties with a figure-of-8 tendon graft technique. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ...
Kyrklund Kristiina K Department of Pediatric Surgery Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, PL 281, 00029, HUS, Helsinki, Finland, - - 2014
This study aimed to define the controlled outcomes into adulthood for bowel function and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) for males treated for low ARMs with individualized, minimally invasive approaches that preserve the native continence mechanisms as far as possible. This is a single-institution, cross-sectional study. All males treated for ...
Tabur Suzan S Department of Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine levels of serum 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) as an indicator of oxidant-induced DNA damage and oxidant status in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma before and after surgery. This study included 25 patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma and age-matched 27 healthy controls. Total antioxidant status ...
Meijer K K University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The - - 2014
In haemophilia A, continuous infusion (CI) of FVIII perioperatively provides a more constant FVIII level than conventional bolus injections, avoiding low trough levels that could increase bleeding risk. Due to the low number of surgical cases in clinical trials, especially in haemophilia, more information on the clinical practice of CI ...
Xue Yuquan Y The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Urology, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China ; - - 2014
Purpose: The goal of this study was to analyze the effect of stone composition on the efficacy of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) with kidney stones of 1-3 cm, 1-2 cm and 2-3 cm in diameter. Methods: A retrospective analysis of 74 patients with kidney stones who underwent RIRS. The patients ...
Paciaroni Maurizio M Stroke Unit and Division of Internal and Cardiovascular Medicine, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, University of Perugia, Via G. Dottori 1, 06100, Perugia, Italy, - - 2014
The aim of the ICARO-3 study was to evaluate whether intra-arterial treatment, compared to intravenous thrombolysis, increases the rate of favourable functional outcome at 3 months in acute ischemic stroke and extracranial ICA occlusion. ICARO-3 was a non-randomized therapeutic trial that performed a non-blind assessment of outcomes using retrospective data collected ...
KarakaƟ B R BR Department of General Surgery, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, 07100, Turkey, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine whether the lateralization distance causes differences in the flattening ratio of the natal cleft, early complications, or recurrence rates in patients with sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease undergoing the modified Limberg flap. This clinical study was conducted from March 2012 to April 2013. ...
Sadoghi Patrick P Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 5, 8036, Graz, Austria, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to review and synthesize the current best evidence for the use of intraoperative navigation in the implantation of glenoid components in total shoulder prostheses. We conducted a systematic, online search using PubMed, EMBASE, CCTR, and CINAHL using "Arthroplasty, Replacement"(Mesh) AND (shoulder) AND (navi* OR ...
Aimetti Mario M Department of Surgical Sciences, C.I.R. Dental School, University of Turin, Turin, - - 2014
The aim of this split-mouth clinical trial was to compare the effectiveness of Apically Positioned Flap with Fibre Retention Osseous Resective Surgery (FibReORS) or Osseous Resective Surgery (ORS) in the treatment of periodontal pockets associated with intrabony defects ≤ 3 mm at posterior natural teeth. Twenty-six posterior sextants requiring osseous ...
Subelj Maja M Centre for Communicable Diseases, National Institute of Public Health, Ljubljana, Slovenia, - - 2014
In April 2013, an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis was reported in a residential long-term care facility (LTCF) in Ljubljana. We carried out an outbreak investigation to describe the outbreak, identify factors associated with contracting infection and to recommend control measures. We conducted descriptive epidemiology of the outbreak and a case-control ...
Beguin Yves - - 2014
Objectives: We evaluated azacitidine (Vidaza(®)) safety and efficacy in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), and chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML), in a real-life setting. Treatment response, dose, and schedule were assessed. Methods: This non-interventional, post-marketing survey included 49/50 patients receiving azacitidine at 14 Belgian haematology centres from ...
Fu J J Department of Neurology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, - - 2014
The ABCD(2) score can predict the early risk of stroke after transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke. However, there is no simple and practical assessment method for the long-term risks. Computed tomography (CT) and transcranial Doppler (TCD) findings were added to the ABCD(2) score to build an ABCD(2) L(2) score ...
Ugurlu M Umit MU Department of General Surgery, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, - - 2014
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a relatively novel procedure in the management of benign nodular goiter. This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous RFA for benign symptomatic thyroid nodules as an alternative to surgery. The study involved patients for whom a fine needle aspiration ...
Lee Jung-Hee JH *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chung Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, - - 2014
This was a retrospective study. To compare the radiographic and clinical results of anterior support with nonexpandable cage with those of expandable cage. The goals of surgical treatment in patients with thoracolumbar angular kyphosis are to improve the neurologic deficit through neural decompression, to restore the normal alignment by correction ...
Rordorf Roberto R Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, - - 2014
Accuracy in left atrial (LA) anatomical reconstruction is crucial to the safe and effective performance of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of LA reconstruction performed with intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) as compared to fast anatomical mapping (FAM) both integrated in ...
Peel Tn T University of Melbourne Department of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, - - 2014
Objective Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) places a significant economic burden on healthcare resources. This cohort study examines the costs associated with arthroplasty in 827 patients undergoing hip and knee TJA from January 2011 to June 2012 at a single centre in Melbourne, Australia. Methods Data included total inpatient, outpatient and ...
Guerra Federico F Department of Cardiology, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, - - 2014
Currently available antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) for the prevention of atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AFL) suffer from incomplete efficacy and poor tolerability. Dronedarone could represent an effective and safe option in patients previously treated with AADs, especially class Ic AADs and sotalol. Retrospective analysis of 2 double-blind, parallel-group trials (EURIDIS [European ...
Di Eusanio Marco M Department of Cardiac Surgery, S. Orsola-Malpighi-Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy - - 2014
To assess early and long-term outcomes in a large cohort of patients undergoing open aortic arch surgery. From 1996 to 2012, 623 consecutive patients (mean age: 62.8 years) underwent aortic arch interventions in our institution. Of these, 208 (33.4%) presented with an acute aortic syndrome (AAS) and 415 (66.6%) with ...
Wormser Gary P GP Divisions of Infectious Diseases, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, - - 2014
Background: Fibromyalgia occurs in 2% to 8% of the general population. One of the triggers may be Lyme disease. Methods: Patients with culture-confirmed Lyme disease who originally presented with erythema migrans have been evaluated annually in a prospective study to determine their long-term outcome. In 2011-2013, subjects were evaluated for ...
Luo T David TD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, - - 2014
Femoral nerve block (FNB) has become a popular method of postoperative analgesia for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in pediatric and adolescent patients. Successful rehabilitation after surgery involves return of quadriceps and hamstring strength. To compare knee strength and function 6 months after ACL reconstruction in pediatric and adolescent patients ...
Breakey William W From Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United - - 2014
Hypertelorism may be corrected by either transcranial box osteotomy or facial bipartition. Despite radical bony resection, the associated soft tissue translation often seems disproportionate. The purpose of this study was to review bony and soft tissue movements in a series of 15 consecutive hypertelorism correction cases. Two surgical residents in ...
Sigmund Elisabeth E Department of Cardiology, Elisabethinen University Teaching Hospital of the Universities Innsbruck, Vienna, Graz, Linz, - - 2014
Sufficient electrode-tissue contact is crucial for adequate lesion formation in radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). We assessed the impact of direct catheter force measurement on acute procedural parameters and outcome of RFCA for paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). Ninety-nine consecutive patients (70% men) with paroxysmal (63.6%) or persistent AF underwent ...
Katsanos Spyridon S aDepartment of Cardiology, KAT General Hospital bDepartment of Orthopaedic, ATTIKON University Hospital, Athens, Greece cDiscipline of Medicine, Flinders University and University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia dDepartment of Cardiology, ATTIKON University Hospital eDepartment of Biochemistry, KAT General Hospital, Athens, Greece fDepartment of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The - - 2014
The clinical role of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in preoperative evaluation is not clear. We designed a prospective study to investigate the predictive value of BNP in comparison with established clinical risk scores for the outcome of major orthopedic surgery. Overall 242 elderly patients [80 (74-85) years] undergoing orthopedic surgery ...
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