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Quintana Eduard E Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn; University of Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
Open arch interventions after previous cardiac surgery are considered high risk. We reviewed our outcomes in patients requiring aortic arch reconstruction after previous cardiovascular surgery. From March 2000 to March 2014, the data from 168 patients with previous sternotomy requiring aortic arch replacement were reviewed. The indications for surgery, perioperative ...
Lang Gyoergy G Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2014
Lung retransplantation became an accepted treatment for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). However, the value of different bridging modalities for these patients is controversial. We analyzed outcomes of 39 patients listed for retransplantation between 2008 and 2012. Patients were divided in 3 groups: 23 patients without any bridge modality (elective, Group ...
Sato Go G Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tokushima Graduate School , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: The finding of deteriorated hearing loss at the initial visit at middle to high frequencies is a factor of poor hearing prognosis in Ménière's disease. Early intervention with instructions for lifestyle changes may lead to good outcomes in hearing. Objective: An attempt was made to examine long-term changes ...
Martin Paula I PI Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and the Harold Goodglass Boston University Aphasia Research Center, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, - - 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate: 1) the feasibilty of administering a modified CILT (mCILT) treatment session immediately after TMS; and 2) if this combined therapy could improve naming and elicited propositional speech in chronic, nonfluent aphasia. Methods: Two chronic stroke patients with nonfluent aphasia (mild-moderate and ...
Nagy Bálint B Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, University of Pécs, HU-7622 Pécs, Hungary. Electronic address: - - 2014
Severe burn is a life-threatening condition. Many trials discuss the role of matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases in diseases generating systemic inflammatory response syndrome, and in some, their prognostic importance has been established. We aimed to describe the time courses of the aforementioned system and to evaluate the ...
Deng Wenting W Department of Otolaryngology, Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command, Guangzhou, - - 2014
Although the repositioning maneuvers are usually very effective in patients with BPPV, some patients still complain residual dizziness. Danhong injection (DHI), a traditional Chinese medicine, can effectively dilate blood vessels and improve microcirculation, and has been proven to be effective in improving cervical vertigo and posterior circulation ischemic vertigo. The ...
Knecht Sven S Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel, University Hospital Basel, - - 2014
Although radiofrequency (RF) and cryoballoon (CB) based technologies for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) have both individually been demonstrated to be effective and safe for the treatment of paroxysmal AF, head-to-head comparisons are lacking. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of cryoballoon versus radiofrequency ablation in patients ...
Filipo Roberto R Department of Sensory Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, - - 2014
Objectives: To assess the therapeutic effectiveness of an intratympanic (IT) steroid protocol compared to a systemic steroid protocol. Methods: A total of 265 consecutive patients presenting unilateral idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss were divided into 2 groups. One group comprised 131 patients enrolled between May 2009 and May 2010, and ...
Filip B - - 2014
Surgery remains the best curative option foroesophageal cancer. This demanding intervention performedon a high risk patient is accompanied by high morbidity andmortality rates. The aim of this study was to analyse the preoperativerisk assessment using different comorbidity models inpatients operated for esophageal cancer in a tertiary unit. A retrospective study ...
Rajani Seema - - 2014
Celiac disease (CD) is a common autoimmune disorder with an increasing prevalence, including in ethnic minorities. To report the frequency of CD diagnosis in ethnic minorities presenting to a Canadian pediatric celiac clinic and to determine whether ethnic differences exist at diagnosis or follow-up. Patients with biopsy-proven CD diagnosed at ...
Mahajan Bharat Bhushan BB Department of Dermatology, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, - - 2014
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory papulosquamous disorder, the treatment of which remains challenging. A variety of therapeutic modalities have been used with varying degree of success. But, there is no such therapeutic modality till date that can prevent the relapse in psoriasis. The present study is being undertaken to ...
MacHaalany Jimmy - - 2014
Functional mitral regurgitation (MR) can occur secondary to severe aortic regurgitation (AR). However, data on the overall impact of mitral surgical intervention after aortic valve replacement (AVR) are scarce. We sought to study the left ventricular (LV) remodeling process and determine predictors of clinical outcomes of patients with pure severe ...
Goktug Hasan Nedim Goksel HN Department of Urology, Ministry of Health, Ankara Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Patients undergoing both rigid and flexible cystoscopic evaluation suffer from a great deal of pain and discomfort. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of lidocaine gel anestesia on patient comfort on diagnostic rigid cystoscopy. 11 mL of lubricant gel applied to each patient via the external meatus in ...
Arad Michael - - 2014
Contemporary therapiesimprove prognosis and may restore left ventricular (LV) sizeand function. To examine the prevalence, clinical features and therapies associated with reverse remodeling (RR) in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The study group comprised 188 DCM patients who had undergone two echo examinations at least 6 months apart. RR was defined as ...
Mahmood Saeed S Section of Trauma Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, - - 2014
To determine the causes, predictors and outcomes of re-intubation. Retrospective analysis of data collected from the trauma data base registry was conducted to identify the extubation failure cases in Trauma ICU at Hamad General Hospital, the only Level I trauma center in Qatar between January 2009 and December 2010. Demographics, ...
Ryan Devon J DJ *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY †Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA ‡Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor Scoliosis Center, Plano, TX §Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA ¶Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders, La Jolla, CA ‖Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, France **Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD ††Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA ‡‡Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY §§Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; and ¶¶Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, - - 2014
Retrospective review of a multicenter database of consecutive patients undergoing 3-column osteotomy for treatment of adult spinal deformity (ASD). To rigorously develop a T1 pelvic angle (TPA) categorization paradigm and use it to assess the surgical management of patients with ASD. TPA, the angle between the hips-T1 line and hips-S1 ...
Dickson Douglas D DD *University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth, TX and †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, - - 2014
Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. To assess the prevalence, risk factors, and clinical outcomes for pseudarthrosis after a lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO). There exists no large series that examines pseudarthrosis rates of PSOs. Data of 171 consecutive patients with adult deformity who underwent a lumbar PSO by 2 ...
Lim Ju Yong JY Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South - - 2014
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are often excluded from trials comparing off and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Thus data in this cohort is limited to small retrospective studies. Hence we compared the adverse clinical events and outcome in patients with ESRD undergoing off (OPCABG) and on-pump surgery ...
Theunissen E A R EA Department of Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether concomitant chemoradiation (CCRT)-induced hearing loss is progressive over time or not. Long-term (LT) follow-up study. Between 1999 and 2004, 158 patients with head and neck cancer were treated with intravenous (IV) CCRT (n = 80) or intraarterial CCRT (n = 78). Audiometry was performed before, ...
Hortis-Dzierzbicka M M Laboratory of Speech Pathology and Upper Airway Endoscopy, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland; Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Universitary Clinical Hospital, Olsztyn, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the speech in subjects with cleft lip and palate, in whom three methods of the hard palate closure were used. One hundred and thirty-seven children (96 boys, 41 girls; mean age = 12 years, SD = 1·2) with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP) operated by ...
Ryu Nam-Gyu NG Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Centre, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-710, - - 2014
This study evaluated the clinical effectiveness of wireless contralateral routing of offside signals hearing aids (CROS) in patients with severe to profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (USNHL). Twenty-one patients with USNHL were enrolled in this prospective study. The change of subjective satisfaction was evaluated using three questionnaires (K-HHIE, K-IOI-HA, K-SSQ). ...
Songur C Murat CM Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Turkey Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of patients who underwent TVR focusing on long-term survival- and valve-related complications. Between January 1993 and June 2011, 132 patients underwent tricuspid valve replacement in our centre. Sixty-eight bioprosthetic valves (52%) and 64 mechanical valves (48%) were implanted for ...
Metrailer Aaron M AM *Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; †Arkansas Children's Hospital; and ‡Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, - - 2014
To determine outcomes of type 1 cartilage tympanoplasty in a cohort of pediatric patients with a history of cleft palate repair. Retrospective chart review and comparison with a historical control group of patients with no cleft palate anomaly undergoing the same procedure by the same surgeon at a tertiary care ...
Ji Fei F Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Chinese PLA Institute of Otolaryngology, Chinese PLA General Hospital , Beijing , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: In patients with auditory neuropathy (AN), waveforms of neural response telemetry (NRT) could be present, showing characteristics of low incidence, low differentiation, and large variation. Objective: To study the characteristics of NRT in AN patients who had received cochlear implants (CIs). Methods: NRT data for seven AN patients ...
Ditto Antonino A Department of Gynecologic Oncology, IRCCS National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy. - - 2014
Fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) is a strategy often considered in young patients with early epithelial ovarian cancer (eEOC). We investigated the role and the outcomes of FSS in eEOC patients who underwent comprehensive surgery. From January-2003 to January-2011, twenty-four patients underwent FSS. Eighteen were one-to-one matched and balanced for stage, histotype ...
Chang Shen Shong SS Division of Gastroenterology; Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei City Hospital Yang-Ming Branch; School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, - - 2014
The connection between Helicobacter pylori and complicated peptic ulcer disease in peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs has not been established. In this study, we sought to determine whether delayed H. pylori eradication therapy in PUB patients increases complicated recurrent peptic ulcers. We identified inpatient PUB patients ...
Barbarić Katarina - - 2014
In this retrospective study we have analysed 10-year period results of all type periprosthetic hip joint infection treatments at our Department. Data for 73 patients were analysed and functional status for 41 patients evaluated. A smaller proportion of patients (45%) with resection arthroplasty as the definitive solution were satisfied. These ...
Matijević Marko - - 2014
The main objective of this study was to determine to what extent a detailed oral instruction about treatment after surgical removal of a lower wisdom tooth affects postoperative quality of life (QoL). The research on QoL after removal of a lower wisdom tooth was conducted with 108 patients. Depending on ...
Rapp David E DE Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, - - 2014
The AdVance transobturator sling represents an important treatment option for male stress urinary incontinence. Accordingly, recent data suggests AdVance to yield success rates of 62%-77% through 3 year follow up.1,2 Although experience to date is favorable, many questions exist. Foremost, the ideal technique for intraoperative placement and tensioning remains a ...
Hall Matthew M Newton Medical Center, Newton, New Jersey, - - 2014
While urinary retention is a known complication of AdVance male sling (AMS) placement for post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI), there is minimal data regarding ultimate continence outcomes for patients who experience this complication. The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of continence after AMS placement in patients who had ...
Cassilde A-L AL Service de médecine interne, hôpital Louis-Mourier, centre hospitalier universitaire, (AP-HP), 178, rue des Renouillers, 92701 Colombes cedex, - - 2014
Rapid-onset of sensorineural hearing loss in a patient at risk of genital or oral exposure to treponema can be secondary to early neurosyphilis, for which delayed treatment may result in irreversible sequelae. A 40-year-old, HIV seropositive man with a CD4 lymphocyte count greater than 500/mm(3) presented with rapid-onset of bilateral ...
Aarabi Mohammadali M Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
A bad split is a troublesome complication of the sagittal split osteotomy (SSO). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between the occurrence of a bad split and mandibular anatomy in SSO using cone-beam computed tomography. The authors designed a cohort retrospective study. Forty-eight patients (96 SSO ...
Pinto Anna L R AL Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
Hemispherectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat medically intractable epilepsy in children with severe unilateral cortical disease secondary to acquired brain or congenital lesions. The major surgical approaches for hemispherectomy are anatomic hemispherectomy, traditional functional hemispherectomy, and peri-insular hemispherotomy. We describe the epilepsy outcome, including the need for reoperation, ...
Baylancicek Serdar S Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Acibadem Health Care Group, Kozyatagi, Istanbul, Turkey - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare hearing results in patients undergoing ossiculoplasty with bone cement (BC) vs partial ossicular replacement prosthesis (PORP) in cases of incudostapedial discontinuity during tympanoplasty surgeries. Case series with chart review. Tertiary referral center. A total of 44 patients with incudostapedial discontinuity, 21 operated ...
Tuncer Murat M Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the possible effects of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) on the hearing status of the patients in this prospective controlled study. A total of 40 patients with normal hearing function were included to the study. We had 20 patients each in the study group and control group. The ...
Skarzynski Henryk - - 2014
Treatment of the partial deafness is a great challenge in terms of preserving the preoperative hearing and complementing this hearing ability with an implant. It concerns the situations when hearing in low frequency range is normal or fully functional and it is only necessary to complement it electrically in the ...
Ignjatovic Ivan - - 2014
To compare urethral reconstructions in patients after several years with or without blind urethral dilatation. A retrospective study of 107 patients with urethral reconstructions was performed. Sixty patients with a long history of blind urethral dilatation (group 1) were compared with 47 patients without prior dilatations (group 2). The type ...
Zanatta Fabricio Batistin - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the association among gingival enlargement (GE), periodontal conditions and socio-demographic characteristics in subjects undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. A sample of 330 patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment for at least 6 months were examined by a single calibrated examiner for plaque and gingival ...
Webb Jonathan E JE Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
The mortality of two-stage reimplantation for periprosthetic joint infection in patients over the age of 80 has not previously been studied. We retrospectively reviewed 134 elderly patients undergoing two-stage reimplantation at 90days, 1year and 5years and compared them to a matched cohort who underwent single-stage aseptic total joint revision. There ...
Park Se Jeong SJ Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistic, University of ulsan college of medicine, Asan Medical Center, Departments of Gastroenterology, University of ulsan college of medicine, Asan Medical - - 2014
We investigated the clinical outcomes according to the method of treatment in synchronous esophageal and gastric cancer. Synchronous esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and gastric adenocarcinoma were diagnosed in 79 patients between 1996 and 2010. We divided the patients into four groups according to treatment; Group 1 received surgical resection for ...
Park Chan Hyuk CH Institute of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
There has been a lack of research comparing balloon dilatation and self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placement to determine which is better for long-term clinical outcomes in patients with benign colorectal strictures. We aimed to compare the clinical efficacy and complication rates of balloon dilatation and SEMS placement for benign colorectal ...
Kang Yoonkoo Y Yonsei University College of Medicine, Severance Children's Hospital, Seoul, 120-752, Korea, The Catholic University of Korea, St. Mary's Hospital, Incheon, 403-720, - - 2014
To analyze the effect of short-term supportive temporary partial enteral nutrition therapy for treating severe pediatric Crohn disease (CD). We conducted a prospective, open-label study in pediatric patients with CD (n=78) from January 2007 to December 2011. The CD patients were divided into three groups according to disease severity (mild, ...
Sood Amit Justin AJ Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, - - 2014
To analyze current endolymphatic surgery techniques and quantify their efficacy in controlling vertigo and maintaining hearing in the short and long term. A comprehensive literature search using the PubMed-NCBI database from 1970 to 2013. Articles on sac decompression and mastoid shunt (with and without silastic) were included. Included studies had ...
Vashishth Ashish A Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, - - 2014
To evaluate the functional and hearing outcomes using full thickness broad cartilage palisades for tympanic membrane reconstruction in type 3 tympanoplasty with titanium prostheses. The retrospective study performed at a tertiary referral institute included 30 patients with posterior mesotympanic retraction pockets or tympanic membrane perforations requiring tympanic membrane and type ...
Li Xuanyi X Department of Otolaryngology, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou 221006, - - 2014
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common infectious cause of sensorineural hearing loss in children. This study aims to investigate the pathogenesis CMV-induced hearing loss from the view of integrity of blood-labyrinth-barrier (BLB). Newborn BALB/c mice were randomly divided into three groups (n=22, respectively): CMV group, control group and ...
Chen Zhengnong Z Department of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, - - 2014
This study aimed to assess differences in hearing outcomes using the malleostapedotomy or malleovestibulopexy (MVP) and total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP) techniques in chronic otitis media patients with a mobile stapes footplate. Case series with planned data collection. A university medical center. In total, 27 patients with chronic otitis media ...
Torrent Daniel J DJ Department of Surgery, East Carolina University, Greenville, North - - 2014
The Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) vascular access device is a hybrid polytetrafluoroethylene graft-stent construct designed to address central venous occlusive disease. Although initial experience has demonstrated excellent mid-term patency rates, subsequent studies have led to external validity questions. The purpose of this study was to examine a single center experience ...
Maniakas Anastasios A Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Montreal University Hospital Center (CHUM), Hôpital Notre Dame, 1560 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, QC, H2L 4M1, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate hearing outcomes following partial stapedectomy according to age at the time of surgery and evaluate functional hearing at ≥10 years' follow-up, and to assess the effect of delay in surgery on overall functional hearing outcomes. Data were collected from patients operated upon ...
Wiatr Maciej M Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of changes to the mucous in the middle ear on the outcome of the reconstruction of the ossicular chain exemplified by a type 2 tympanoplasty. A prospective analysis was carried out with regard to patients operated on at the Otolaryngology ...
Saki Nader N Health Research Institute, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR - - 2014
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common disease in children. Viral or bacterial infections, allergy, adenoids, functional abnormalities of the Eustachian tube, and gastroesophageal reflux might have a possible role in the pathogenesis of OME. However, the exact pathogenesis of OME is still unsettled. The purpose of this study ...
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