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Bhojani Naeem N Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, - - 2014
Assess patient outcomes using two widely different contemporary lithotripters. A consecutive case series study of 355 patients was conducted in a large private practice group using a Storz Modulith SLX electromagnetic lithotripter (200 patients) and a TRT LithoGold LG-380 electrohydraulic lithotripter (155 patients). Follow-up was at ∼2 weeks and all ...
Yamada Yasuhiro Y Department of Urology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, - - 2014
To evaluate the interim outcomes of low-dose-rate permanent brachytherapy (PB) combined with short-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in Japanese men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer excluding those with a Gleason score of 4+3. The Protocol-intermediate-risk group (Protocol-IRG) was defined as clinical stage T1c-T2c, Gleason score of 3+4, or lower and prostatic-specific ...
Mikuz Ursa U Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, UMC Ljubljana, - - 2014
We analyzed electromechanical mismatch (EMM) and its relationship to ventricular repolarization in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In 39 DCM patients with LVEF<40% and NHYA class ≥III, electroanatomical mapping was used to quantify areas of EMM. High resolution ECG was used to measure heart rate variability (HRV) and QT ...
Brothers Thomas E TE Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Medical University of South Carolina; Chief of Vascular Surgery, Surgery Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina. Electronic address: - - 2014
Strategies available to facilitate decision-making for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) include a Markov-based decision analysis (DA) model and the Lower Extremity Grading System (LEGS) score. Both have suggested inferior outcomes when the actual treatment received (ATX) differs from that predicted. The current study focuses on patient outcomes when ...
Nam Karam K Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Postoperative catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) can be a distressing complication for patients in whom a urinary catheter was inserted during an operation. Our randomized, dual-center, clinical trial investigated the effects of butylscopolamine on the prevention of postoperative CRBD in patients undergoing various operations. Adult male patients undergoing elective operations requiring ...
Kim Yang-Soo YS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of immediate rotator cuff repair with capsular release and those of rotator cuff repair after the stiffness was treated with rehabilitative therapy. Between June 2007 and December 2010, we recruited 63 patients with rotator cuff tears and stiffness. In ...
Schoch Bradley B Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Little information is available on the long-term outcome of shoulder arthroplasty in young patients. The purpose of this study was to report the results, complications, and revision rate of total shoulder arthroplasties (TSAs) in patients younger than 50 years at a minimum 20-year follow-up. Between 1976 and 1985, a single surgeon ...
Morris Brent J BJ Fondren Orthopedic Group, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The effect of workers' compensation claims on outcomes after reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes after RSA in patients with a workers' compensation claim and to compare them with a control group without a workers' compensation claim. We identified ...
Agudo Quiles M M Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica, Hospital Universitario San Joan d'Alacant, Sant Joan d'Alacant, Alicante, - - 2014
To assess complications and factors predicting one-year mortality in patients on antiplatelet agents presenting with femoral neck fractures undergoing hip hemiarthroplasty surgery. A review was made on 50 patients on preoperative antiplatelet agents and 83 patients without preoperative antiplatelet agents. Patients in both groups were treated with cemented hip hemiarthroplasty. ...
Hamon Martial M Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Caen, Caen, France; Faculté de Médecine de Caen, Caen, - - 2014
Although there is evidence that patients who experience major bleeding after an acute coronary event are at higher risk of death in the months after the event, the incidence and impact on outcome of bleeding beyond 1 year of follow-up in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) are largely ...
Leng Jody C JC Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, - - 2014
An adductor canal catheter may facilitate early ambulation after total knee arthroplasty, but there is concern over preoperative placement since intraoperative migration of catheters may occur from surgical manipulation and result in ineffective analgesia. We hypothesized that catheter type and subcutaneous tunneling may influence tip migration for preoperatively inserted adductor ...
Gambelunghe Giovanni G Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine and Metabolic and Endocrine Diseases, University of Perugia , Perugia - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: The literature reports a wide range of percentages of ablation in the treatment of thyroid nodules. The aim of this nested case-control study was to evaluate whether the different morphological (well-defined vs. agglomerate) characteristics of nodules affect the success rate. Materials and methods: We selected 20 patients with ...
Woo Jae Hee JH Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, - - 2014
Intra-arterial injections of local anesthetic during cervical transforaminal epidural block (TFEB) can cause rare but fatal neurologic complications. We hypothesized that using a dose of local anesthetic lower than seizure threshold during cervical TFEB would not be associated with seizure activity in cases of accidental intra-arterial injection. Patients were randomized ...
Lee Yong Seuk YS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, - - 2014
The objectives of this study were (1) to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of open-wedge high tibial osteotomy focusing on patellofemoral alignment and (2) to search for correlation between variables and patellofemoral malalignment. A total of 46 knees (46 patients) from 32 females and 14 males who underwent open-wedge ...
Leavitt David A DA Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, The Smith Institute for Urology, New Hyde Park, New York, United States ; - - 2014
Aspirin, as an inhibitor of platelets, is traditionally discontinued prior to percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) given the concern for increased surgical hemorrhage. However, this practice is based on expert opinion only, and mounting evidence suggests holding aspirin perioperatively can be more harmful than once thought. We sought to compared PCNL outcomes ...
Wieser Karl K Orthopaedic Department, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
If revision of a failed anatomic hemiarthroplasty or total shoulder arthroplasty is uncertain to preserve or restore satisfactory rotator cuff function, conversion to a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty has become the preferred treatment, at least for elderly patients. However, revision of a well-fixed humeral stem has the potential risk of ...
Beaulé Paul E PE The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6, Canada, - - 2014
The Bernese periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) has entered its fourth decade and is frequently used for corrective osteotomy in patients with acetabular dysplasia. Although our capacity to preserve the joint after corrective osteotomy is excellent, gaining a better understanding on how well patients function after this surgery is important as well. ...
Tai Stephen M SM Mater Clinic, Specialist Orthopaedic Group, Sydney, New South Wales, - - 2014
Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip resurfacings have been associated with the potential development of metallic debris and its associated pathology. Serum cobalt and chromium levels are a reliable surrogate marker of wear rates in MoM bearings. The aim of the study was to examine the trend in serum metal ion levels in ...
Massmann Alexander A Clinic of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany, - - 2014
Retrospective evaluation of local low-dose thrombolysis for treatment of venous port-catheter thrombosis. A total of 1,031 patients with dysfunctional port systems underwent port angiography depicting 181 patients with thrombosis around the port-catheter. A total of 165 patients (male 35, female 130; age 57.3 ± 12.9 [20-83] years) underwent thrombolysis by single injection of ...
Park Soo Kyoung SK Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of oral prednisolone on recovery from tonsillectomy. Prospective, randomized, controlled trial of 198 consecutive patients, aged 4 years and older, with no previous or known contraindications to steroid therapy. All 198 patients scheduled for elective tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy from April 2013 to April 2014 ...
Lind Tekla T Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Section for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Karolinska - - 2014
To investigate changes in serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) concentrations following ovarian cyst surgery, and predictors of these changes. Prospective cohort study with 3 and 6 months follow-up. University hospital. Women of reproductive age scheduled for ovarian cyst surgery. Women were recruited between March 2011 and March 2012 (N=75). Serum AMH ...
Fu Qining Q Department of Vascular Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, No.1 Youyi Street, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, 400016, China, - - 2014
Explore the application of endovascular covered stent-graft (SG) placement in femoral pseudoaneurysms in intravenous drug addicts. We evaluated a consecutive series of pseudoaneurysm in intravenous drug addicts treated with SGs from August 2010 to December 2013. 15 patients with 16 arterial pseudoaneurysms were enrolled in this study. All were males ...
Basson S S Department of Paediatric Surgery, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB, UK, - - 2014
The antegrade continence enema (ACE) is used as a means of managing faecal incontinence and constipation with varying outcomes. We aim to evaluate our outcomes of ACEs and identify predictors of outcome. A retrospective case-note review of patients ≤16 years of age undergoing an ACE (March 2000-September 2013) was carried out. ...
Wang Hong-Xia HX Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Henan Science and Technology University, Luoyang, - - 2014
This study aimed to examine the application of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with high thrombus burden (thrombus grade ≥3) undergoing emergency diagnosis and primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Eighty STEMI patients were enrolled and randomly assigned to the IVUS-guided group (38 patients) or non-IVUS group ...
Lye Tiffany Jian Ying TJ Department of Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, - - 2014
Malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) is a pre-terminal event in the natural history of gastric and pancreaticobiliary cancers. The use of endoscopic placement of self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) is a less invasive alternative palliative option for these patients. This is the first study in Southeast Asia to evaluate the clinical ...
Sato Yuichi - - 2014
Background and aims In patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement under sedation often causes apnea or hypoventilation. The aim of the present study was to assess whether unsedated PEG placement in ALS patients using ultrathin endoscopy (UTE) via the transoral route can improve safety. Methods ...
Ahrens Carsten C Abteilung für Handchirurgie, Vulpius Klinik, Vulpiusstraße 29, 74906, Bad Rappenau, - - 2014
The dorsal capsular imbrication of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) which was performed because of posttraumatic dorsal instability showed promising functional results after the first postoperative years. Therefore, we hypothesized that patients after capsular imbrication are characterized by good subjective and functional outcome measurements after a midterm period. Eleven patients ...
Youngblom Emily E Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco, 521 Parnassus Ave, C-455, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0648, - - 2014
Postoperative delirium and cognitive dysfunction are frequent phenomena in older patients; however, few studies have examined the temporal relationship between these two conditions in the early postoperative period. Therefore, this study aimed to determine if postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) coexist after major noncardiac surgery. This was a ...
Heeger Christian-Hendrik CH Department of Cardiology, Asklepios Clinic St. Georg, Hamburg, - - 2014
Aims: Following percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) for revascularisation of chronic total occlusions (CTO) patients are at increased risk for stent thrombosis (ST). Delayed drug-eluting stent (DES) coverage has previously been shown to be related to ST. Using optical coherence tomography (OCT), we tested the hypothesis that CTO-PCI is associated with ...
Kim Hyung Wook HW Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic - - 2014
♦ Background: The impact of timing of dialysis initiation on mortality is controversial in patients with peritoneal dialysis (PD). In this study, we analyzed the impact of timing of dialysis initiation on mortality in the incident PD population. ♦ Methods: Incident patients with PD were selected from the Clinical Research ...
De Sousa-Amorim Erika E Nephrology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain - - 2014
♦ Background: Ultrafiltration failure (UFF) is a serious complication of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD). Peritoneal rest (PR) has been demonstrated as a valid treatment to reverse the functional changes that occur in UFF. The effects of PR on a normally functioning human peritoneum are unknown but are expected to be ...
Saltzman B M BM Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA - - 2014
We conducted a systematic review of studies reporting clinical outcomes after proximal row carpectomy or to four-corner arthrodesis for scaphoid non-union advanced collapse or scapholunate advanced collapse arthritis. Seven studies (Levels I-III; 240 patients, 242 wrists) were evaluated. Significantly different post-operative values were as follows for four-corner arthrodesis versus proximal ...
Khellaf Mehdi M Service de medecine interne, Centre de reference labellise des cytopenies auto-immunes de l'adulte, CHU Henri-Mondor, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (APHP), Universite Paris Est Creteil (UPEC), Creteil, - - 2014
We conducted a prospective multicenter registry of 248 adult patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) treated with rituximab to assess safety. We also assessed response and predictive factors of sustained response. In total, 173 patients received 4 infusions of 375 mg/m(2) and 72 received 2 fixed 1-g infusions 2 weeks apart. ...
Ji Qiang Q Departments of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Tongji Hospital of Tongji - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate on-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with a high-risk operative profile.The pre-, intra- and post-operative data of high-risk patients with additive European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation (additive Euro-SCORE) over 6 undergoing isolated CABG from January 2008 to December 2011 ...
Wu Jin-Tao JT Department of Cardiology, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou - - 2014
Catheter ablation has been established to be an effective therapy for drug-refractory paroxysmal AF and is recommended as the treatment of choice for many patients, including those with a permanent pacemaker (PM). However, the clinical efficacy of catheter ablation of paroxysmal AF in patients with a permanent PM for atrioventricular ...
Hattori Yasunori Y Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ogori Daiichi General Hospital, Ogori, Yamaguchi, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To report the outcomes of modified Camitz abductor plasty using the released flexor retinaculum as a pulley in patients with advanced carpal tunnel syndrome. A retrospective review of 46 hands in 43 patients who underwent modified Camitz abductor plasty was performed. Active palmar abduction of thumb and pulp pinch strength ...
Jain Nitin B NB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
We assessed the contribution of reverse shoulder arthroplasty to overall utilization of primary shoulder arthroplasty and present age- and sex-stratified national rates of shoulder arthroplasty. We also assessed contemporary complication rates, mortality rates, and indications for shoulder arthroplasty, as well as estimates and indications for revision arthroplasty. We used the ...
Seabra Gomes Ricardo R Unidade de Intervenção Cardiovascular (UNICARV), Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital de Santa Cruz - CHLO, Lisboa, - - 2014
Until the development of drug-eluting stents (DES), diffuse in-stent restenosis (ISR) was the main limitation of bare-metal stents in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Among the different treatments available, intracoronary brachytherapy (BT) emerged as one of the most promising, although it was almost abandoned with the increasing use of DES. To ...
Widar F F Department of ENT and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, NU Hospital Organization, Trollhättan, Sweden; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
A randomized, prospective, controlled trial was conducted to determine the efficacy of single and repeated betamethasone doses on facial oedema, pain, and neurosensory disturbances after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. Thirty-seven patients (mean age 23.62 years, range 17-62 years) with either mandibular prognathism or retrognathism were enrolled consecutively into the study ...
Wilbers Joyce J Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The - - 2014
Carotid artery vasculopathy is a potential long-term complication after radiotherapy (RT) of the neck, resulting in cerebrovascular events. The underlying pathophysiology is not well understood and early markers are lacking. We aimed to study whether RT of the neck is associated with increase in carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and stroke ...
Gao Yuan Y Melbourne Brain Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville, VIC 3050, - - 2014
Remote intracerebral haemorrhage (rICH) is defined as intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) post thrombolysis in brain regions without visible ischaemic changes. There is uncertainty that clinical outcomes and risk factors for rICH are different to those for local ICH. We investigated the morbidity, mortality and factors associated with rICH. We hypothesised that ...
Dubský Michal M Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of our study was to compare the effect of autologous stem cell therapy (SCT) and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) on diabetic foot disease (DFD) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Thirty-one patients with DFD and CLI treated by autologous stem cells and 30 patients treated by PTA ...
Sy Mary Ellen ME From the American Eye Center (Sy), Makati, Manila, Philippines; the Refractive Center (Zhang), the 3rd Hospital of Dalian, Dalian, China; Weill Cornell Medical College (Yeroushalmi), New York, New York, and California Pacific Medical Center (Huang), San Francisco, and UCLA Laser Refractive Center (Hamilton), Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, - - 2014
To compare the variance in manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with mitomycin-C (MMC), PRK without MMC, and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for the treatment of myopic astigmatism. Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. Retrospective case series. Patients were ...
Delpont M M Service d'orthopédie infantile, hôpital Trousseau, 26, avenue Netter, 75012 Paris, - - 2014
The aim of our study was to analyze medium and long-term results of proximal ulnar osteotomy with and without ligament injury in neglected Monteggia injury in children. This retrospective, multicenter study included 28 patients. Clinical criteria concerned the range of motion, pain and MEPI score, and radiologic criteria comprised of Storen ...
Coriat Romain R Romain Coriat, Vanessa Polin, Marion Dhooge, Sarah Leblanc, Anouk Esch, Tessa Tabouret, Maximilien Barret, Frédéric Prat, Stanislas Chaussade, Gastroenterology unit and endoscopy unit, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Faculté de Médecine, Hôpital Cochin, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), 75014 Paris, - - 2014
To investigate the gastric emptying after bowel preparation to allow general anaesthesia. A prospective, non-comparative, and non-randomized trial was performed and registered on Eudra CT database (2011-002953-80) and on www.trial.gov (NCT01398098). All patients had a validated indication for colonoscopy and a preparation using sodium phosphate (NaP) tablets. The day of ...
Mariani José J Jr Department of Interventional Cardiology, Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance on the final volume of contrast agent used in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). To date, few approaches have been described to reduce the final dose of contrast agent in PCIs. We hypothesized that ...
Fuji S S Division of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
Patients after allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) are at risk of malnutrition. To assess the impact of malnutrition after allogeneic HSCT on transplant outcomes, we conducted a retrospective study. Adult patients who received allogeneic HSCT from 2000 to 2009 for standard-risk leukemia and achieved disease-free survival up to 3 months after ...
Huang Weiguo W the Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University, Urinary Surgery , No.321 Zhongshan Road , Nanjing, China, 210008 ; - - 2014
Transurethral dilatation of the prostate (TUDP) with a spherical balloon catheter is a traditional treatment to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients. However, TUDP has been abandoned in clinical application because of its unsatisfying treatment benefit and severe complications. In this study, we redesigned an improved TUDP surgery, named transurethral split ...
Hanssens S S Department of obstetrics and gynecology, Jeanne de Flandre Hospital, Regional UniversityHospital Center of Lille (CHRU), Avenue Eugène Avinée, 59037 Lille cedex, France - - - 2014
The aim of this study is to describe the characteristics of women under 25 years with pelvic endometriosis and assess their potential for recurrence and fertility after surgery. In a comparative retrospective study, 108 patients aged less than 25 years who underwent surgery for pelvic endometriosis were included: 49 in ...
Tourlaki Athanasia A U.O. Dermatologia, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, - - 2014
Abstract Background: Classic Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a chronic, multifocal, vascular proliferation, which commonly presents with purplish nodules on the distal extremities of elderly men. Excisional surgery is one of the traditional therapies but is generally time consuming and costly. Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of curettage for ...
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