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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 ...
Nicolini A A Respiratory Medicine Unit, ASL4 Chiavarese, Sestri Levante, - - 2014
We prospectively enrolled 207 patients (121 were 75 or older and 86 younger than 75) who were admitted to three Respiratory Monitoring Units. The primary outcomes were intubation and mortality rates; the secondary outcomes were changes in arterial blood gases analysis, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) duration and length of hospital stay. ...
Horwitz Meryl M Department of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology, APHM, Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, - - 2014
Cataract was prospectively assessed by serial slip lamp tests in 271 patients included in the Leucémie Enfants Adolescents (LEA) programme, the French cohort of childhood leukaemia survivors. All had received haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) after total body irradiation (TBI, n = 201) or busulfan-based (n = 70) myeloablative conditioning regimen. TBI was fractionated ...
Seah Xue Fen Valerie XF Department of Pharmacy, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, - - 2014
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) promote the judicious use of antimicrobials by limiting inappropriate use. This article evaluates the impact of a prospective-audit-and-feedback ASP implementation on the appropriate utilization of carbapenems in a tertiary pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology hospital in Singapore (KKH) after the establishment of an ASP in July 2011. This ...
Bruderer-Hofstetter Marina M Institute of Physiotherapy, School of Health Professions, University of Applied Sciences Zurich, Winterthur, Switzerland; Laboratory for Motion Analysis, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Switzerland, St. Gallen, - - 2014
Coxa antetorta describes an abnormal torsion of the femur. It is commonly considered a cosmetic problem and is treated surgically only in severe cases and the presence of physical complaints. The purpose of this study was to identify deviations in gait kinematics and kinetics in pediatric patients caused by coxa ...
El Abd Omar O Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
A 51 year old male with lumbar radiculopathy who underwent a right L5 transforaminal epidural steroid injection with dexamethasone. One minute following the injection the patient experienced severe pruritus and burning which began in the groin and then spread throughout his body. The symptoms resolved completely after one minute and ...
Fore Lisa L PRIDE Research Foundation, Dallas, - - 2014
To evaluate whether Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) scores are responsive to functional restoration treatment, and to assess the ability of FCEs at program discharge to predict work outcomes. An interdisciplinary cohort study of prospectively collected data SETTING: Functional Restoration Center PATIENTS: A consecutive sample of 354 patients with chronic disabling ...
Shah Raj J RJ Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, - - 2014
Plastic stents, placed via endoscopy to drain pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs), require repeat access. Covered metal stents are larger in diameter and can be inserted in a single step, but can migrate. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of a lumen apposing, covered, self-expanding metal stent (LACSEMS) for PFC drainage. ...
Wolf Joachim - - 2014
BackgroundSurvival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis varies considerably. About one third of the patients die within 12 months after first diagnosis. The early recognition of fast progression is essential for patients and neurologists to weigh up invasive therapeutic interventions. In a prospective, population-based cohort of ALS patients in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, we identified ...
Teng Xu X Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, 110004, Liaoning, - - 2014
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a vasculitic disorder resulting from autoinflammatory-mediated tissue injury. Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are two biomarkers of the immune response that recognize bacterial infection and inflammation, respectively. This study tested whether levels of PCT and CRP were associated with selected clinical features, disease severity, and ...
Kwon Sr - - 2014
SUMMARY Aim : To evaluate the efficacy of do-it-yourself (DIY) whitening as compared to conventional tooth whitening modalities using different shade assessment tools. Methods and Materials : Extracted human molars (120) were randomly distributed to six groups (n=20). Whitening was performed according to manufacturer's directions for over-the-counter, dentist-dispensed for home ...
Doğan Berçem Ayçiçek BA Darıca Farabi State Hospital, Endocrinology and Metabolism Disease, Kocaeli, - - 2014
Idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is a rare disorder. This study evaluated the effect of androgen replacement therapy on atherosclerotic risk markers in young-to-middle-aged men with this disorder. Forty-three male patients aged 30 (range: 24-39 years) who were newly diagnosed with idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and 20 age-, sex- and weight-matched controls (range: ...
Agten Christoph A CA Radiology, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
To report patient outcomes up to 1 month after fluoroscopy-guided iliopsoas bursa injection for suspected iliopsoas tendinopathy. Thirty-nine consecutive patients (mean age 45 years; range 15-77) who underwent fluoroscopy-guided therapeutic iliopsoas bursa injection using an anterolateral approach and who returned an outcomes questionnaire were prospectively included. The Patients' Global Impression of Change ...
Alkhamis Tamara T Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine Osijek, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Huttlerova 4, 31000, Osijek, - - 2014
To investigate associations between the postoperative immune response and the levels of extracellular circulating DNA (cDNA), C-reactive protein (CRP), neutrophil/lymphocyte (N/L) ratio, and regulatory T (Treg) cells in the peripheral blood and their role as potential predictors of postoperative septic complications. This was a prospective observational study involving 115 adult ...
Szabo Ferenc F Department of Haematology, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT, - - 2014
There is a paucity of data on the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Australia, particularly amongst Indigenous Australians. We have therefore conducted a retrospective review of all cases of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism over a 24 months' period in two major hospitals of the Northern Territory (NT). ...
Maruo Keishi K Departments of 1 Orthopaedic Surgery - - 2014
Object Laminoplasty is the preferred operation for most patients with cervical myelopathy due to multilevel ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). Recent studies have demonstrated several significant risk factors for poor clinical outcomes after laminoplasty, including older age, lower preoperative Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score, postoperative change in cervical ...
Mohri Yasuhiko Y Department of Gastrointestinal and Pediatric Surgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie, 514-8507, Japan, - - 2014
Elderly patients are regarded as being at increased risk during major abdominal surgery because of a lack of functional reserve and an increased number of comorbidities. The aim of this study was to compare short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy between elderly and young gastric cancer patients. Two-hundred ten ...
Cheung Dae Young DY Department of Internal Medicine, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 10 63-ro, Seoul, 150-713, - - 2014
Small rectal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) can be treated with endoscopic resection. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been accepted as a reliable technique, but it is difficult. We evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of precut and endoscopic mucosal resection (CSI-EMR) for rectal NETs compared to ESD. Patients with rectal NETs were ...
Kornej Jelena J http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3551-1145 Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, City Hospital, Birmingham, - - 2014
Renal impairment is associated with poor prognosis in the setting of atrial fibrillation (AF). While AF catheter ablation is an effective treatment modality for AF burden reduction and improvement of symptoms, changes in renal function after catheter ablation and their association with rhythm outcome have not been studied in a ...
Providência Rui R Département de Rythmologie, Clinique Pasteur, 45 Avenue de Lombez, BP 27617, 31076 Toulouse Cedex 3, France - - 2014
Real-time measurement of contact force (CF) during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been recently suggested to potentially impact procedural outcome. However, the role of CF intensity on mid-term results using the SmartTouch™ catheter has not been investigated so far. Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the SmartTouch™ catheter was ...
Li Bin B Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing Aortic Disease Center, Beijing, - - 2014
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed is whether patients with acute type A aortic dissection have a better outcome after total arch replacement. Altogether, 138 papers were found using the reported search, of which 8 represented the best evidence ...
Forman Jacqueline M JM School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Canada Heart Centre, St Paul's Hospital, Canada - - 2014
Aortic stenosis (AS) is a structural heart disease primarily associated with ageing. For people with multiple co-morbidities, surgical treatment may not be a safe or feasible option. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is indicated for patients with symptomatic AS who are at excessive risk for surgical valve replacement and are ...
Bin Sheng - - 2014
Retrospective study. To evaluate the outcome of artificial cervical disc replacement (ACDR) for the treatment of adjacent segment disease (ASD) after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). ACDF is the useful procedure for degenerative cervical diseases. However, studies have reported accelerated degeneration of functional spinal units (FSUs) adjacent to the ...
Morales Alvaro A Queen's University, Kingston, ON, - - 2014
Patients with high-risk recurrences after BCG failure have limited options. We performed an open-label study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravesical MCNA in this setting. Patients were treated intravesically with 8 mg MCNA weekly for 6 weeks followed by 3 weekly instillations at months 3, 6, 12, 18 ...
Galarza Marcelo M Regional Service of Neurosurgery, "Virgen de la Arrixaca" University Hospital, Murcia, - - 2014
The role of interspinous devices (ISD) after lumbar herniated disc surgery for the prevention of postoperative back pain is controversial. The aim of this comparative prospective study was to determine outcomes in a selective cohort with L5-S1 disc herniation and degenerative disc changes after microdiscectomy with or without insertion of ...
Bai Xiaowu - - 2014
IntroductionThis study investigated the incidence of delayed norepinephrine administration following the onset of septic shock and its effect on hospital mortality.MethodsWe conducted a retrospective cohort study using data from 213 adult septic shock patients treated at two general surgical intensive care units of a tertiary care hospital over a two ...
Kim Jae Ryun - - 2014
To report our experience with small incision lenticule extraction ("SMILE") for myopia treatment. In this prospective clinical study, we evaluated 447 eyes from 224 patients with myopia, with and without astigmatism. We followed the patients for 6 months after SMILE. The mean (+/-standard deviation, SD) spherical equivalent was -6.75 +/- ...
Zhong Fangying F School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, No. 13 Hangkong Road, Wuhan, Hubei, - - 2014
This study compared physicians' practices on three treatment procedures and hospitalization days with guideline recommendations to assess guideline adherence in the treatment of advanced schistosomiasis japonica. Descriptive statistics were used to estimate patients' characteristics and rate of guideline adherence. And chi-square tests were used to assess influences of severity of ...
Sahin Cahit C Urology Clinic, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, - - 2014
This study aimed at evaluating the possible effects of residual fragments (RF) after shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) on the health-related quality of life (QOL) of the patients on a size-related basis. Eighty six patients with RF after SWL were divided into three groups: Group 1 (n:30 with fragments ≤2 mm), Group 2 ...
Altay Bulent B Department of Urology, Istanbul Medipol University, Medipol Hastanesi, Kosuyolu, Kadikoy, 34718, Istanbul, Turkey, - - 2014
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of laser prostatectomy by using the latest 180-W XPS GreenLight laser with the new MoXy fiber in the surgical treatment of glands larger than 80 mL in a prospective study. From December 2011 to May 2013, 68 consecutive ...
Yuan Yong Y Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37, Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, - - 2014
Oesophagectomy followed by oesophagogastrostomy is the preferred treatment for early-stage oesophageal cancer. It carries the risk of anastomotic leakage after oesophagogastric anastomosis, which causes considerable morbidity and mortality and is one of the most dangerous complications. Omentoplasty has been recommended by some researchers to prevent anastomotic leaks associated with oesophagogastrostomy. ...
Hoashi Takaya T Departments of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5-7-1, Fujishiro-dai, Suita, Osaka, 565-8565, Japan, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to review the surgical outcomes of conventional repair in patients with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). Between 1999 and 2012, 46 patients underwent conventional TAPVC repair; of those, 14 required emergent surgery within the first 24 h after their birth for coexisting intrinsic obstruction ...
Dias Celeste C Intensive Care Department, Neurocritical Care Unit, Hospital Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal, - - 2014
Kidney hyperfiltration with augmented renal clearance is frequently observed in patients with traumatic brain injury. The aim of this study is to report preliminary findings about the relationship between brain autoregulation impairment, estimated kidney glomerular filtration rate and outcome in critically ill patients after severe traumatic brain injury. Data collected ...
Santagostino E E Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, IRCCS Ca' Granda Foundation, Maggiore Hospital Policlinico, Milan, - - 2014
Recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) products provide a safe and efficacious replacement therapy for prevention and treatment of bleeding episodes in patients with haemophilia A. The present investigations from the multinational, open-label guardian(™) clinical trials assessed the haemostatic response of turoctocog alfa (NovoEight(®) ), a rFVIII product, in patients with severe ...
Fanfani Francesco F Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
To evaluate the role of bladder training during postoperative hospital stay in patients submitted to nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy, and to identify any clinical or surgical factor associated with postoperative bladder dysfunction. Parallel group randomized single institution trial, on gynaecologic malignancies patients conducted in Catholic University of Sacred Heart Rome, between ...
Gokarn Nirmal N 1 Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center , Bronx, New - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: Acute splenic sequestration crisis is a devastating complication of sickle cell disease that can require prophylactic splenectomy. Historically, splenectomy before 5 years of age was avoided because of fear of overwhelming postsplenectomy sepsis. Recently, splenectomy has been performed as early as 2 years of age, but the safety ...
Carnesecchi O O Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Center of Saint-Etienne, Saint-Étienne, France, - - 2014
Gait pattern alterations were previously reported in association with objective patellar instability (OPI). Gait pattern comparison between a series of patients having undergone medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction and a sample of control subjects. Thirty patients at 6 months postoperatively after MPFL reconstruction and thirty control subjects were enrolled in the ...
Jagtap Jitendra J Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Urology , Dr Virendra Desai Road, Nadiad , Nadiad, Gujarat, India, 387001 , +919974062260 ; - - 2014
Background and purpose: In PCNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy), placement of the access tract into the kidney is an important aspect of the procedure and is responsible for the steep learning curve associated with the operation. The aim of the current prospective randomized trial was to assess the duration of radiation exposure ...
Liu Jack J JJ Department of Otolaryngology, University of Washington, Seattle, - - 2014
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) aims to improve quality-of-life (QOL). Perception of QOL can change according to one's current medical or emotional state. This is known as response shift. It can be measured by the "then-test," which asks patients to report pretreatment symptoms after receiving treatment. Patients often do not ...
de Vries Jean-Paul P M JP Department of Vascular Surgery, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
The proximal aortic neck remains one of the challenges of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), and the risk of type Ia endoleak and endograft migration is increased in patients with short, large-diameter, or highly angulated necks. EndoAnchors have been used as an adjunct to EVAR in such patients, and the aim ...
Lekhanont Kaevalin K *Department of Ophthalmology, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; and †Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the medium-term outcomes after Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis surgery in patients with poor prognosis for standard keratoplasty. A prospective study of a case series was conducted at a university-based referral center from 2006 to 2013. Forty-two eyes of 40 patients with a ...
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