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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 ...
Leclère Franck Marie - - 2014
Abstract Background: Since the first studies by Apfelberg in 1994 and the mathematical model of Mordon in 2004, laser lipolysis (LAL) has been on the rise. In a previous study, we presented our results in patients with LAL in Rohrich type I to III aging neck. The average cervicomental angle ...
Colucci Roberta R Section of Dermatology, Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, - - 2014
Phyllanthus emblica, vitamin E, and caroteinods are compounds showing antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and repigmenting effects, whose role in vitiligo treatment has not been evaluated so far. Sixty-five subjects (group A) were treated with one tablet of an oral supplement containing P. emblica (100 mg), vitamin E (4.7 mg), and carotenoids (10 mg) three times/day for ...
Larson Jeffrey A JA Washington University, Urology , 4960 Children's Place , Box 8242 , St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110 , 314-454-2235 , 314-367-5016 ; - - 2014
Robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy (RPN) offers a mean length of stay (LOS) of 2-3 days. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors on hospital length of stay after RPN. We retrospectively reviewed a prospectively maintained database to identify all patients undergoing RPN ...
Perez-Aznar Adolfo A Foot Unit, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Elda University Hospital, Alicante, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively the results of the dorsal wedge phalangeal osteotomy for treating moderate hallux rigidus. The prospective study included 42 consecutive feet in 40 active patients, with an average age of 55.1 (range, 41-65) years. Clinical evaluation included American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle ...
Chahal Jaskarndip J University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Program, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - - 2014
Existing knee joint-specific outcome questionnaires lack content pertinent to patients with multiligament knee injuries. To develop and test the reliability and validity of a novel disease-specific quality of life questionnaire for patients with multiligament knee injuries. Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2. Participants in this study included patients with ...
Song Eun-Kyoo EK Center for Joint Disease, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Jeonnam, - - 2014
The most common technique for posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction is transtibial or tibial inlay. However, few studies have reported long-term outcome comparisons between the 2 techniques. Tibial inlay PCL reconstruction with patellar tendon autograft will exhibit better clinical and radiographic outcomes than transtibial PCL reconstruction with hamstring autograft. Cohort ...
Papaliodis Dean D Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New - - 2014
Golf is a widely popular sport in the United States with 29 million Americans participating in the game. With an aging population and increased incidence of glenohumeral degenerative arthritis, the number of active golfers requiring total shoulder replacement is on the rise. This study aims to evaluate the effect of ...
Kuru Pinar P Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey - - 2014
Pectus excavatum is the most common chest wall deformity. This deformity may cause physical limitations and psychosocial problems. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum on the quality of life. This study included 88 patients, aged 18.44 ± 3.93 years (85.2% male), who ...
Selcuk Murat M Department of Cardiology, Van Education and Research Hospital, Van, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the value of tricuspid annulus myocardial isovolumic acceleration (IVA) in the assessment of right ventricular function in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Fifteen patients (mean age 60.6±11.3 years) with acute PE were enrolled and a control group was formed of 15 ...
Linné A A Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet at Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, - - 2014
Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) substantially reduces aneurysm-related mortality in men and is increasing worldwide. This cohort study compares post-operative mortality and complications in men with screening-detected vs. non-screening-detected AAAs. Data were extracted from the Swedish National Registry for Vascular Surgery (Swedvasc) for all screening-detected men treated for AAA ...
Suk Kyung Soo KS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Republic of - - 2014
The functional level of children with progressive neuromuscular disease is a major factor that affects the quality of life of parents. However, only a few publications have reported changes in the quality of life (QOL) of parents after correctional spinal surgery. To compare changes in QOL for both patients and ...
Smolock Christopher J CJ Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital Houston, - - 2014
The number of patients maintained on hemodialysis is rising. There is limited data on the outcomes of femoropopliteal interventions, both open and endovascular, in this population. This report examines the anatomic and clinical outcomes in this population. A database of patients undergoing open (OPEN) and endoluminal (ENDO) intervention for fem-pop ...
Steggerda Robbert C RC Department of Cardiology, Martini Hospital, Groningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
The study compared alcohol septal ablation (ASA) and surgical myectomy for periprocedural complications and long-term clinical outcome in patients with symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Debate remains whether ASA is equally effective and safe compared with myectomy. All procedures performed between 1981 and 2010 were evaluated for periprocedural complications and long-term ...
Gavina Cristina - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and high surgical risk. Hemodynamic performance after TAVI is superior, but the impact of reverse remodeling on clinical improvement is controversial. We aim to address the differences in hemodynamic changes ...
Nemoto Osamu O Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Japanese Self Defense Forces Central Hospital, 1-2-24, Ikejiri, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, - - 2014
To avoid complications associated with plating in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), stand-alone anchored PEEK cage was developed and favourable outcomes with a low rate of dysphasia have been described. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of ACDF using a standalone anchored ...
Liu J J Center for Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment, Fuwai Hospital, Peking Union Medical College & Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, - - 2014
We analyzed the medium-term follow-up of cryoballoon ablation (CBA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) and the clinical risk factors predicting outcome. AF patients treated for the first time with CBA in a 4.5-year period were studied retrospectively. Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) was achieved via a single cryoballoon with diameter of 28 mm. ...
Scalone Giancarla G Department of Cardiology, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is able to identify thrombus. We detect the frequency of thrombus inside the guiding catheter by OCT and its relationship with clinical and procedural factors. We screened 77 patients who underwent OCT pullbacks. Only patients with visible guiding catheter were finally included (35) and divided into ...
Elgeidi Adham A Mansoura School of Medicine, Mansoura University, Elgomhoria Street, P.O. Box 95, Mansoura, 35516, Egypt, - - 2014
The "bean-shaped foot" exhibits forefoot adduction and midfoot supination, which interfere with function because of poor foot placement. The purpose of the study is a retrospective evaluation of patients who underwent a combined double tarsal wedge osteotomy and transcuneiform osteotomy to correct such a deformity. Twenty-seven children with 35 idiopathic ...
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