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Wilson Gregory C GC Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati Pancreatic Disease Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, - - 2014
Patients with minimal-change chronic pancreatitis (MCCP) are traditionally managed medically with poor results. This study was conducted to review outcomes following total pancreatectomy with islet cell autotransplantation (TP/IAT) as the initial surgical procedure in the treatment of MCCP. All patients submitted to TP/IAT for MCCP were identified for inclusion in ...
Cheng Xiaocheng X Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital/The Second Clinical Institute, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, - - 2014
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess the role of preoperative renin-angiotensin system inhibitor (RASI) therapy on major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The Medline, Cochrane Library and Embase databases were searched for clinical studies published up to May 2014. Studies that evaluated the effects ...
Mochizuki Satoshi S Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, - - 2014
To clarify the effectiveness of second-look endoscopy (SLE) at preventing bleeding after gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). A multicentre prospective randomised controlled non-inferiority trial was conducted at five referral institutions across Japan. Patients with a solitary gastric neoplasm were enrolled. Exclusion criteria were previous oesophagogastric surgery or radiation therapy; perforation ...
Hatcher Jeanne L JL University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, - - 2014
This study aimed to assess vocal disability in patients with laryngotracheal stenosis who are managed with endoscopic surgery, comparing patients with posterior glottic stenosis (PGS) to those with subglottic or tracheal stenosis (SGS/TS). Patients who underwent endoscopic treatment for laryngotracheal stenosis with voice outcomes data from 2005 to 2013 were ...
Modongo Chawangwa - - 2014
Aminoglycosides are a critical component of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment but data on their efficacy and adverse effects in this population is scarce. We determined the effect of amikacin over treatment outcomes and development of hearing loss in MDR-TB patients. Patients started on MDR-TB treatment between 2006 and 2012 were ...
Shan Xizheng X Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces, Beijing, - - 2014
To evaluate the short-term efficacy of the computer-controlled canalith repositioning procedure (CRP) for treatment of posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) compared with the current standard CRP. Prospective case series. One hundred thirty-two patients diagnosed as having idiopathic posterior canal BPPV, with an age range of 28 to 86 ...
Dua Anahita A Center for Translational Injury Research (CeTIR), Department of Surgery, University of Texas-Houston, TX, USA Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI, USA - - 2014
Trauma patients with sudden loss of distal perfusion due to tibial injuries are frequently not offered vascular interventions if a single vessel retains patency. We hypothesized that sudden loss of either all or some tibial vasculature would result in increased non-operative failure and higher amputation rates. In this retrospective observational ...
Fu Ning N Division of Nephrology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, - - 2014
Dysfunction of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) and arteriovenous grafts (AVG) contribute significantly to morbidity and hospitalization in the dialysis population. Despite advances in endovascular techniques, the incidence of vascular access stenosis remains problematic. Currently, the role of endovascular stent placement in the treatment of vascular access stenosis is poorly defined. This ...
Chang Chia-Hsieh CH aDepartment of Pediatric Orthopedics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan bDepartment of Orthopedics, Chung Shan Hospital cCollege of Medicine, Taipei Medical University dDepartment of Orthopedics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, - - 2014
Radiographic parameters for evaluating hip development are altered by Salter osteotomy, and their prognostic value require further validation. A total of 63 patients who underwent open reduction and Salter osteotomy for unilateral hip dysplasia were evaluated with Severin classification 10.8 years later. The initial first-year postoperative acetabular index, c/b ratio, ...
Li YiQiang Y aGuangZhou Women and Children's Medical Center, GuangZhou Medical University, GuangZhou, China bChildren's Hospital of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, - - 2014
This study evaluates improvement of the acetabular index (AI) in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip at 4 years after closed reduction, and determines the association between the final AI and a set of factors. Sixty-two patients (74 hips) treated with closed reduction were categorized into three groups according ...
Gociman Barbu B From the *Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah; †Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California; and ‡Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, - - 2014
While metopic synostosis is typically a straightforward clinical diagnosis, there is no standard objective measurement that can be easily used in the preoperative evaluation and in the subsequent postoperative follow-up. Despite the fact that multiple methods have been previously described, they either lack well-defined landmark points, do not specifically address ...
Wu Hui H From the Department of Neurosurgery, Ren Ji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to investigate the diagnosis and surgical treatment of central brain herniations caused by traumatic bifrontal contusions. A total of 63 patients (45 men and 18 women; mean age of 43 years with a range from 20 to 72 years) who suffered from traumatic bifrontal ...
Chen Hexiang H From the *Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; and †Department of Anesthesiology, Wuhan First Hospital, Wuhan, China; and ‡Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, - - 2014
We hypothesized that continuous right thoracic paravertebral block, following bolus initiation, decreases opioid consumption after right-lobe hepatectomy in patients receiving patient-controlled intravenous analgesia with sufentanil. Patients undergoing right-lobe hepatectomy with a right thoracic paravertebral catheter placed at T7 30 minutes before surgery were randomly assigned to receive through this catheter ...
Osayi Sylvester N SN Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, - - 2014
To report our short-term and long-term experience with laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (LIHR) using a bioabsorbable plug. Patients who underwent LIHR from 2009 to 2011 using a bioabsorbable plug and synthetic mesh patch were reviewed retrospectively. Short-term follow-up information was obtained within 30 days of surgery, whereas long-term follow-up was ...
Wasielica-Poslednik Joanna J Department of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, - - 2014
To compare the outcome of fornix-based trabeculectomy with mitomycin C (MMC) using 2 different sizes of subconjunctival preparation (36 mm compared with 72 mm). Prospective, randomized interventional case series. Patients 18 to 85 years of age with open-angle glaucoma and progressive visual field defects under maximum tolerated medical therapy were ...
Thanopoulos Basil D BD Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Iatrikon Medical Center, Athens, Greece. Electronic address: - - 2014
Despite its simplicity, device closure of atrial septal defects is still associated with rare but potentially lethal complications. In this prospective non-randomized multicenter study we investigated the safety and efficacy of the Cocoon septal occluder (CSO) for closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs) in 92 patients. Median age of the ...
Blot Mathieu M Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology, Dijon University Hospital, 21079 Dijon, - - 2014
Although secondary hypogammaglobulinemia is more frequent than primary hypogammaglobulinemia, its etiology and management are poorly described, particularly for mild hypogammaglobulinemia. This retrospective observational study included all adult patients with a gammaglobulin level <6.4g/L on serum electrophoresis identified at Dijon teaching hospital between April and September 2012. Clinico-biological features, etiologies and ...
Park Hwan-Cheol HC Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University Gu-ri Hospital, Gu-Ri City, Republic of Korea, - - 2014
This study used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to evaluate morphologic changes in vasospastic lesions, which can cause acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or chronic stable VA. Thirty-nine patients (52.4 ± 9.0 years, 33 males) with vasospasm-induced ACS who presented with chest pain and displayed transient ST segment elevation on electrocardiography were included in the ...
Schelp Verena V Department of Cardiology and Angiology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel Schittenhelmstr. 12, 24105, Kiel, - - 2014
This study was designed to evaluate safety and effectiveness of the vascular closure device Exoseal (Cordis) for hemostatic control following cardiac catheterization in a real-life clinical setting. This prospective, single-center study enrolled n = 2,031 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography via the femoral artery ± PCI (n = 801). Patients were excluded if they had ...
Ouédraogo D D DD Service de médecine interne, centre hospitalier universitaire Yalgado-Ouédraogo, 09 BP 628, 09 Ouagadougou 09, Burkina - - 2014
To study the epidemiological and clinical aspects of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip in Ouagadougou, as well as its risk factors. This retrospective study covered cases treated over a 3-year period (February 2006 through January 2009) in the internal medicine department of the Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital of Ouagadougou (Burkina ...
Kontorinis Georgios G University Department of Otolaryngology, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to describe changes in hearing over time in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) treated conservatively. A retrospective case review was conducted in a tertiary referral centre. Pure tone audiometry, speech discrimination scores, serviceable hearing (American Academy of Otolaryngology class A or B) and ...
Salah Azab Sherif S Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, October 6 University , Cairo University , - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: To evaluate whether the outcome of medical treatment with α 1 receptor blocker in Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) is affected by the bladder wall thickness (BWT) Methods: A total of 125 male BPH patients with LUTS were enrolled. All patients were ...
Kiuchi Márcio Galindo MG Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, - - 2014
Twenty-seven patients with resistant hypertension and chronic kidney disease were treated by renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) and followed for 12 months. Patients were retrospectively divided into controlled and uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) groups. Increases in mean estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were found at months 1, 3, 6, and 12 ...
Sugihara Takahiko T Department of Medicine and Rheumatology, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital, Human Care Research Team, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Department of Medicine and Rheumatology and Department of Pharmacovigilance, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate structural damage and physical disability in patients with elderly-onset RA (EORA) who were treated in clinical practice with a therapeutic strategy targeting low disease activity (LDA). Data from 151 MTX-naive patients (mean age 74.9 years) with EORA from a prospective, monocentric registry ...
Falcao Sandra S Rheumatology Department, CEDOC, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal and Rheumatology Department, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the construct validity of enthesis US in the assessment of disease activity in SpA. A longitudinal Achilles enthesis US study in patients with early SpA was undertaken. Achilles US examinations were performed at baseline, 6 and 12 months and compared with clinical ...
Burhan Ahmad S AS *Orthodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Baath University, Homs, - - 2014
Summary OBJECTIVES: The current parallel group, randomized controlled trial aimed to compare the dentoalveolar and skeletal changes resulting from treatment using two popular functional appliances: the Bite-Jumping Appliance (BJA) and the Twin-Block Appliance (TBA). This study is designed as a parallel-group, randomized controlled trial. Patients were screened from the patients ...
Shaker Hossein H Emergency Medicine Department, Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Adenosine is the first-line medication in patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Because it is cleared so rapidly from the circulation, recurrence of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia after initial successful conversion may occur. This study was conducted to evaluate the role of oral verapamil administration to control early recurrences of paroxysmal supraventricular ...
Joo Jin J Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul St Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
To investigate the correlation between preoperative anxiety and emergence delirium (ED), and to identify other factors that contribute to ED (such as invasiveness of surgery), in preschool-age paediatric patients undergoing strabismus surgery. This prospective observational study enrolled Korean children (aged 2-5 years), scheduled for strabismus surgery. After completing the modified ...
Karino Fumi F Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology and Respiratory Medicine, Shimane University Faculty of - - 2014
This study aimed to clarify the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of piperacillin-tazobactam (PIPC-TAZ) in late elderly Japanese patients. This is the first antimicrobial pilot study in late elderly patients with nursing and healthcare associated pneumonia. After PIPC-TAZ administration, PIPC concentrations in plasma were measured chromatographically and the pharmacokinetic parameters were ...
Huang Hsiu-Hua HH a Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Taipei Veterans General Hospital , Taipei City , - - 2014
To assess clinical efficacy of using postoperative branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs)-enriched nutritional support in lower gastrointestinal cancer patients, we conducted a retrospective observational study comparing this regimen with traditional fluid management. Sixty-one eligible colorectal cancer patients consecutively admitted in the Colorectal Surgery Ward to receive postoperative hypocaloric peripheral parenteral nutrition ...
Nunes Tamanini José Tadeu JT Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of São Carlos, SP, Brazil; Section of Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery, Department of Gynecology, Federal University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the efficacy and safety of the anterior colporrhaphy (AC) with transvaginal polypropylene mesh (PM) insertion for the treatment of anterior vaginal wall prolapse (AVWP) at medium-term follow-up. In this prospective and randomized controlled trial 100 women with AVWP stage ≥ II assessed by the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification ...
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. ...
Hendrickx Claudia - - 2014
The anterolateral approach is a commonly used technique for total hip replacement. It requires the detachment of a large part of the gluteus medius muscle. However, it is known that this muscle has a great impact on hip stability. Using the percutaneous assisted approach the damage to the gluteus medius ...
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 ...
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