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Vera-Lastra Olga O Hospital de Especialidades "Dr. Antonio Fraga Mouret," Centro Médico Nacional La Raza, Internal Medicine Department, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Seris y Zaachila S/N Col. La Raza, 02990, México City, Mexico, - - 2014
The objectives of this study are to compare the initial clinical, laboratory, and imaging features in primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) vs secondary central nervous system vasculitis (SCNSV) and follow up after treatment with intravenous cyclophosphamide (IV-CYC) plus glucocorticosteroids (GCS): methylprednisolone (MP). Neurological, laboratory, and neuroimaging findings were analyzed ...
Hargreaves Jessica J Senior Lecturer, Acute Clinical Practice, University of - - 2014
This article presents the author's experience, in the role of a transfusion practitioner (TP), of developing and implementing a major haemorrhage protocol. A definition is given for the term 'major haemorrhage' in conjunction with the incidence of and outcomes for people experiencing excessive blood loss. The advantages and disadvantages of ...
Marchesi Federico F Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Sezione di Clinica Chirurgica, Generale e Terapia Chirurgica, Università degli Studi di Parma, Via Gramsci n. 14, 43100, Parma, Italy, - - 2014
In recent years, the pandemic explosion of obesity has led to the definition of a pre-eminent therapeutic role for bariatric surgery, confining physical activity to a success parameter of surgery rather than a primary prevention measure. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role for aerobic physical activity ...
Sharma Sunil S Department of Surgery, University of Florida Health at Jacksonville, 655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32209, USA, - - 2014
Currently, there is a debate whether the laparoscopic gastric imbrication (LGI) offers similar weight loss when compared to the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). On the surface, they seem to offer similar-sized stomachs after the procedures are performed. We chose to perform a randomized double-blinded trial to see if similar-sized pouches ...
Januś Bogdan B Specjalistyczny Szpital im. E. Szczeklika. - - 2014
The primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the preferred method of reperfusion in patients suffering from acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) comparing with the fibrinolysis, when it is performed in a timely fashion by an experienced team in centre with an on-site primary PCI service. The important limitation of ...
Ali Abdulemir A Department of Orthopedics , Skåne University Hospital, Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund , - - 2014
Background and purpose - Local infiltration analgesia (LIA) is well established for effective postoperative pain relief in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). To prolong the effect of LIA, infusion pumps with local intraarticular analgesia can be used. We evaluated the effect of such an infusion pump for the first 48 h ...
Lee Jun Nyung JN Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University , Daegu , Republic of - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Various ureteral stents have been developed to reduce ureteral stent-related discomfort. The aim of this prospective, randomized study was to compare the efficacy and morbidity of three different ureteral stents. Materials and methods. Between June 2012 and May 2013, patients who underwent ureteral stent insertion after ureteroscopic stone ...
Martirosyan Mihran - - 2014
Background: Although atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is considered a technically challenging procedure, studies on the learning curve of different pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) techniques are limited. We investigated the time-dependent changes in procedural parameters, complication rates, and in the 1-year clinical outcome during our initial experience with circular multipolar phased ...
Lamo-Espinosa J J Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Department, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Av. Pio XII, 36, 31008, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain, - - 2014
Economic crisis time gives to efficient procedures an important role in healthy system. Total hip replacement is a common bilateral orthopedic procedure, but there exists an important controversy to perform it in single or two stages. Our aim is to report our clinical and radiological short-term complications of bilateral uncemented ...
Palmieri Beniamino - - 2014
Shark liver oil (SLO) contains both alkylglycerols (AKG) and squalene and is an ancient remedy among the fishermen on the west coast of Norway and Sweden. Literature reports showed that alkyglycerols enhance Fc-receptor mediated phagocytosis, increase humoral immune response and delay hypesensivity reactions. On this background we performed an open ...
Saito Shigeru S Cardiology and Catheterization Laboratories, Shonan Kamakura General - - 2014
Background:This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of the RESOLUTE(TM)zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES; Medtronic, Inc, Santa Rosa, CA, USA) in Japanese patients for the treatment of de novo native coronary lesions.Methods and Results:Both RESOLUTE Japan (R-Japan) and RESOLUTE Japan Small Vessel Study (R-Japan SVS) were prospective, multicenter, single-arm observational studies. R-Japan enrolled 100 ...
Balakrishna Pavithra P Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 110029, - - 2014
The type of anti-reflux procedure to be used as an adjunct to laparoscopic Heller's cardiomyotomy (LHCM) in Achalasia cardia is controversial. We compared Angle of His accentuation and Dor fundoplication in a randomized controlled trial. From May 2010 to October 2013, 62 patients undergoing LHCM were randomized to receive either ...
Yang Hyuk Jae HJ Department of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Paul's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 222 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137-701, Republic of - - 2014
Arthroscopic repair of type II superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) tears yields variable results. In this study, the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic knotless horizontal mattress repair were compared to those of conventional vertical knot repair. Forty-six patients treated arthroscopically for isolated SLAP lesions were assessed. Forty-one of those patients ...
Naber Kurt G - - 2014
BackgroundNitroxoline, a hydroxychinoline derivate, has been used for many years to treat urinary tract infections (UTI). Many uncontrolled, but only few controlled clinical studies have been published. Four so far unpublished, controlled clinical studies were meta-analysed.MethodsA narrative literature review was performed. In addition the individual patient data (IPD) of 466 ...
Rosenbaum Clemens M CM Department of Urology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistr. 52, 20246, Hamburg, - - 2014
To determine the success rate of direct vision internal urethrotomy (DVIU) in the treatment of short stricture recurrence after buccal mucosa graft urethroplasty (BMGU). Patients who underwent DVIU for the treatment of short, "veil-like" recurrent urethral strictures (<1 cm) after BMGU between October 2009 and 2013 were retrospectively identified within our ...
Waks Jonathan W JW Harvard-Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Impaired renal function is associated with increased mortality among patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). The relationship between renal function at time of ICD generator replacement and subsequent appropriate ICD therapies is not known. We identified 441 patients who underwent first ICD generator replacement between 2000-2011 and had serum creatinine measured ...
Otero L L Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru; Unit of General Epidemiology and Disease Control, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, - - 2014
To determine the time from diagnosis to start of MDR-TB treatment in Lima, Peru. Author, please add. Time from the first positive smear to MDR-TB treatment was >30 days in 35% (13/37) of patients. In 27% (24/88) of patients switched to MDR-TB treatment, time from the last dose of a ...
Cheng Richard R Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Immune monitoring (IM) has not been shown to be associated with cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV). Maximal intimal area, average percent stenosis, plaque volume, and maximal intimal thickness (MIT) were measured for matched baseline and one-year IVUS segments in a blinded fashion. Patients were divided into quartiles by IM scores and ...
Vilches R M RM Departamento de Urología, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Santiago, - - 2014
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is currently the recommended treatment for intra-renal calculi smaller than 2cm. However the low Stone Free Rate (SFR) in lower pole calculi gives rise to new techniques, such us retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), for improve the surgery outcomes. To compare the efficacy of a treatment ...
Tunitsky-Bitton Elena E Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare the standard back-fill voiding trial that relies on the assessment of voided volume to subjective patients' evaluation of their voiding based on the assessment of the force of stream after an outpatient midurethral sling surgery. This double-blinded randomized trial included patients undergoing ...
Anastasilakis Konstantinos K Department of Ophthalmology, "424" Military Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki - - - 2014
To study postoperative macular thickness fluctuations measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and to investigate a potential correlation among macular edema (ME) incidence, cumulative dissipated energy (CDE) released during phacoemulsification, and vitreoretinal interface status. This is a prospective, cross-sectional study of 106 cataract patients with no macular disorder who ...
Shannon Chevis N CN Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., - - 2014
Studies comparing alternatives to ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting for treatment of hydrocephalus have often relied upon data from an earlier era that may not be representative of contemporary shunt survival outcomes. We sought to determine the shunt survival rate of our cohort and compare our results to previously published shunt survival ...
Ara Nobuyuki N Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, - - 2014
In Japan, after the revision of the gastrointestinal endoscopic guidelines for patients taking antithrombotics, endoscopic biopsies were permitted while continuing antithrombotics treatment. However, the risk of bleeding after the biopsy with or without cessation of antithrombotics has not been fully evaluated because bleeding events are very rare. So the aim ...
Korkusuz H H Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Dr. med. habil. Hüdayi Korkusuz, Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt, Klinik für Nuklearmedizin, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, E-mail: - - 2014
Aim: Thyroid nodules represent a common clinical issue. Amongst other minimally invasive procedures, percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) poses a promising new approach. The goal of this retrospective study is to find out if there is a correlation between volume reduction after 3 months and 99mTc-uptake reduction of treated thyroid nodules. ...
Zhang Zhenxiang Z Orthopedic Department, The Affiliated Taizhou People's Hospital of Nantong University, Yingchun Road, Taizhou, 225300, Jiangsu, People's Republic of - - 2014
Variety of clinical trials have been published comparing the alignment of MICA-UKA with MI-UKA. However, to the best of our knowledge, no published study has showed whether radiological alignment by MICA-UKA has influence on the clinical results. The present study was conducted to compare the short-term results of MICA-UKA with ...
Spoliti Marco M Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Piazza C. Forlanini 1, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
Patellar tendon rupture is a serious complication of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Its reconstruction in patients with chronic ruptures is technically demanding. This article reports the results of surgical reconstruction of neglected patellar tendon rupture in TKA using autologous hamstring tendons. Nine TKA patients (six women and three men) (mean ...
Levinger Pazit P Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University, PO Box 14428, Melbourne, VIC, 8001, Australia, - - 2014
The discrepancy between patient-desired outcomes and achievable functional outcomes is a source of patient dissatisfaction. This paper reports development and validation of a questionnaire to assess this discrepancy in patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. The initial questionnaire (Knee Surgery Perception Questionnaire, KSPQ) comprised two parts. Part A, assessed patients' perception ...
Sodergren Mikael H MH Department of Surgery and Cancer, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London, London 10th Floor QEQM Building, St. Mary's Hospital South Wharf Road, London, W2 1NY, UK, - - 2014
Despite increasing data regarding clinical outcomes following transvaginal hybrid NOTES cholecystectomy (TVC), a consensus regarding safety based on comparative studies has yet to be reached. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare safety and clinical outcomes of TVC with conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC) for the treatment ...
Luo Jiaquan J Department of Spine Surgery/Orthopaedic Research Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510080, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
To evaluate the incidence of adjacent segment disease (ASD) requiring surgical intervention between anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) and total disc replacement (TDR). The concern for ASD has led to the development of motion-preserving technologies such as TDR. However, whether replacement arthroplasty in the spine achieves its primary patient-centered ...
Liu Jiaming J Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, No. 17 Yongwaizheng Street, Donghu District, Nanchang, Jiangxi, 330006, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
A retrospective study was performed to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with those of single-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) in treating two adjacent level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with at least 5-year follow-up. A total of 46 consecutive patients ...
Moon Bryan B Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Unit 1448, Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301402, Houston, TX, 77230, USA, - - 2014
Intramedullary nailing is the accepted form of treatment for impending or pathologic fractures of the femoral diaphysis. Traditional teaching promotes the use of a cephalomedullary nail so that stabilization is provided for the femoral neck in the event that a future femoral neck metastasis develops. However, that approach may add ...
Foster Corey C - - 2014
BackgroundThe optimal clinical context for initiation of salvage androgen deprivation therapy (SADT) following the biochemical recurrence of localized prostate cancer remains controversial. We chose to investigate if disease burden at time of SADT initiation is associated with clinical outcomes following biochemical failure (BF) post-salvage radiation therapy (SRT).MethodsMedical records of 575 ...
Zhang Yong Y Department of Orthopedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Xi'an, 710004, Shaanxi, - - 2014
One single factor cannot by itself predict curve progression accurately. The aim of this study is to determine multiple related factors in predicting the progression of scoliosis in girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) treated with bracing. Eighty-nine female patients with AIS treated with a brace were reviewed. A series ...
Bron Morgan M Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, One Takeda Parkway, Deerfield, IL, 60015, USA, - - 2014
Adverse events and complications limit the long-term use of current antidiabetic treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), particularly for older adults who are often receiving therapy for other comorbid conditions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, alogliptin, ...
Ruffini Enrico E Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Torino, Torino, Italy - - 2014
Thymectomy is a recognized treatment for myasthenia gravis (MG), but the optimal surgical approach is yet to be determined. This study analysed the results in non-thymomatous MG patients treated at our institution using an extended transcervical access with partial upper sternotomy (TC-US), in order to describe cumulative incidence of remission ...
Li Chuanhui C Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, Beijing Neurosurgical Institute and Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
To investigate the efficacy of endovascular treatment (EVT) for neurovascular conflicts (NVCs) in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) caused by intracranial aneurysms (IAs) and intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), including trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. From January 2010 to January 2014, 14 consecutive patients presenting with three NVCs caused by ...
Auzký O O Laboratory for Atherosclerosis Research, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. - - 2014
Preclinical atherosclerosis may represent a risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE). In longitudinal study we followed longitudinally 96 patients (32 men) with thrombophilias with (n=51) and without (n=45) history of VTE. In both groups we studied the changes of preclinical atherosclerosis at peripherally located arteries detected by ultrasound. In addition, ...
Suñer Ivan J IJ Retina Associates of Florida, Tampa, Fla. - - 2014
Background and Objectives: To determine the efficacy, durability, and safety of a single treatment with intravitreal ranibizumab plus peripheral scatter laser (RaScaL) in patients with diabetic macular edema associated with peripheral retinal nonperfusion on ultrawide-field fluorescein angiography (UWFA). Study Design: A 6-month, randomized, controlled, prospective phase I/II study of 30 ...
Spinelli Francesco F Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy; Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Sciences, University of Messina, Italy; Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Sassari, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aims of this study were to determine the effect of failed prior endovascular treatment (EV) on early and midterm outcomes of subsequent lower extremity open surgical bypass (OS). Patients undergoing infra-inguinal bypass for CLI from January 2008 to December 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. The results after first-line bypass and ...
Rabindranauth Prem P From the *Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gundersen Health System; and †Department of Research, Gundersen Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI, - - 2014
Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABG) via left minithoracotomy is an alternative to off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) via sternotomy. Our objective was to evaluate the clinical outcomes after MICS CABG versus OPCAB. The medical records of patients who underwent MICS CABG from December 2009 to December 2011 ...
Tujios Shannan R SR *Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas †Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX ‡Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor ∥Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI §Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, St Louis University, St Louis, - - 2014
To describe the short-term and long-term outcomes in 34 consecutive decompensated cirrhotic patients with symptomatic gallbladder disease undergoing transpapillary gallbladder stent (TGS) placement. Endoscopic TGS placement is a minimally invasive means of treating symptomatic gallbladder disease in poor surgical candidates. Between June 2005 and June 2011, 34 patients with cirrhosis ...
Sur Yoo-Joon YJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of - - 2014
The Triathlon condylar-stabilizing (CS) lipped insert is designed to provide anteroposterior (AP) stability of the posterior-stabilized (PS) insert, without a post. The purpose of this study was to compare the AP stability of the knee in patients with Triathlon CS and PS total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with midterm follow-up. Thirty-one ...
Kim Young Doo YD Department of Internal Medicine, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Goyang, - - 2014
Adequate screening colonoscopy in the general population decreases the mortality associated with colorectal cancer through detection and removal of adenomatous polyps. Prolonged colonoscopic withdrawal times (>6 min) are reportedly beneficial for adenoma detection rates (ADRs). However, the quality of the endoscopist compared with colonoscopic withdrawal times is not known. The ...
Chen L L Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Xueshi Road #1, Hangzhou, 310006, People's Republic of - - 2014
The aim of this study is to review a cohort of cases with vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) in a Chinese tertiary centre and to analyze the relationship between VAIN and cervical neoplasm, the treatment of the disease, and the outcomes. We retrospectively reviewed patients undergoing treatment for VAIN from January ...
Sha Shifu S Department of Spine Surgery, Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Zhongshan Road No. 321, Nanjing, 210008, - - 2014
While correction surgery for syringomyelia-associated scoliosis frequently results in an elongation of the spine and may potentially influence the natural history of syringomyelia, a paucity of data exists regarding the syrinx behavior in the postoperative course. This study aimed to investigate the natural evolution of syrinx in patients undergoing one-stage ...
Plotton Ingrid I Service de Médecine de la Reproduction, Hôpital Femme Mère - - 2014
Context: Testicular sperm extraction (TESE) in adult non-mosaic 47,XXY patients provides a sperm retrieval rate (SRR) of about 50%. Age is the only significant prognostic factor. Whether TESE should be performed in adolescent patients, for sperm cryopreservation, remains to be determined. Objective: To compare SRR between young (15-23 years) and ...
Courtney P Maxwell PM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2014
With increasing prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in patients undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty, some have advocated a dual-antibiotic regimen including vancomycin as prophylaxis against surgical site infections. However, routine administration of vancomycin may result in impaired renal functions in susceptible patients. The purpose of this study was to ...
Vlajinac Hristina H Institute of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Visegradska 26, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to assess quality of life (QoL) in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after aortobifemoral bypass. QoL assessments were completed by 78 patients, 61 (78.2 %) men and 17 (21.8 %) women. QoL was measured, using Medical Outcome Survey Short Form 36 (SF-36), before surgery and ...
Tan-Kim Jasmine J Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Ob/Gyn, Kaiser Permanente San Diego, 3250 Fordham St, San Diego, CA, 92110, USA, - - 2014
We investigated the efficiency and efficacy of vaginal mesh attachment using interrupted, non-barbed, delayed absorbable sutures in comparison with a running, barbed, delayed absorbable suture during laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC) and robotic sacrocolpopexy (RSC). Women undergoing LSC or RSC were recruited. Participants were randomized to at least six 0 PDS non-barbed ...
de Hollanda Ana A Obesity Unit, Endocrinology and Nutrition Department, Hospital Clinic Universitari, Villarroel 170, 08036, Barcelona, - - 2014
Despite the health benefits of bariatric surgery (BS) extend beyond WL, better understanding of the WL response may help improve the outcomes of BS. In this context, we aimed to assess patterns within the variability of weight loss (WL) after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG). WL data ...
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