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Park Kwonoh K Department of Oncology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea Department of Hematology-Oncology, KEPCO Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to evaluate how treatment with everolimus changes readouts of the pulmonary function test (PFT) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). We also attempted to determine whether changes of PFT or everolimus-associated non-infectious pneumonitis (NIP) might affect the efficacy of everolimus. The ...
Ibrahim M S MS University College London Hospitals, 235 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BU, - - 2014
We report the five year outcomes of a two-stage approach for infected total hip replacement. This is a single-surgeon experience at a tertiary centre where the more straightforward cases are treated using single-stage exchange. This study highlights the vital role of the multidisciplinary team in managing these cases. A total ...
Gustke K A KA University of South Florida College of Medicine, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 13030 Telecom Parkway North, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637, - - 2014
The aim of this prospective multicentre study was to report the patient satisfaction after total knee replacement (TKR), undertaken with the aid of intra-operative sensors, and to compare these results with previous studies. A total of 135 patients undergoing TKR were included in the study. The soft-tissue balance of each ...
Hamilton D F DF University of Edinburgh, FU413, Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB, - - 2014
Instability is the reason for revision of a primary total knee replacement (TKR) in 20% of patients. To date, the diagnosis of instability has been based on the patient's symptoms and a subjective clinical assessment. We assessed whether a measured standardised forced leg extension could be used to quantify instability. ...
Large R R Mornington Orthopaedics, Beleura Private Hospital, 925 Nepean Highway, Mornington, Victoria, 3931, - - 2014
Medium-term results of the Discovery elbow replacement are presented. We reviewed 51 consecutive primary Discovery total elbow replacements (TERs) implanted in 48 patients. The mean age of the patients was 69.2 years (49 to 92), there were 19 males and 32 females (37%:63%) The mean follow-up was 40.6 months (24 ...
Kaneko H H Department of Rehabilitation, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 466-8550, - - 2014
Salter innominate osteotomy is an effective reconstructive procedure for the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), but some children have a poor outcome at skeletal maturity. In order to investigate factors associated with an unfavourable outcome, we assessed the development of the contralateral hip. We retrospectively reviewed 46 ...
Dailey Mary Sue MS Mary Sue Dailey is a clinical nurse specialist at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois.Barbara Berger is a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing and consults on evidence-based practice and clinical research.Fortunata Dabu is a nurse clinician at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. She is certified in medical-surgical nursing. - - 2014
In patients receiving heparin infusions, variations in specimen collection technique may contribute to inaccurate measurements of activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). To determine if there is a difference in aPTT results between specimens collected from a central venous access device (CVAD) compared with venipuncture in patients receiving heparin infusions. Simultaneous ...
Glazebrook Mark M Halifax Infirmary, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, 1796 Summer Street, Halifax, NS B3H3A7, Canada. E-mail address for P. Copithorne: pcopithorne@gmail.com. E-mail address for G. Boyd: gordonjboyd@gmail.com. E-mail address for P. Francis: - - 2014
Hallux valgus with an increased intermetatarsal angle is usually treated with a proximal metatarsal osteotomy. The proximal chevron osteotomy is commonly used but is technically difficult. This study compares the proximal opening wedge osteotomy of the first metatarsal with the proximal chevron osteotomy for the treatment of hallux valgus with ...
Mindler Gabriel T GT Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics (G.T.M., R.G., and C.R.), Laboratory for Gait and Movement Analysis (A.K.), Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Speisinger Strasse 109, A-1130 Vienna, Austria. E-mail address for C. Radler: - - 2014
The aim of the study was to evaluate how clubfeet treated with the Ponseti method compare with control feet in gait analysis and whether additional information can be provided by the Oxford foot model. All patients with a minimum age of three years in our prospective database of clubfeet treated ...
Jeans Kelly A KA Movement Science Laboratory (K.A.J.) and Departments of Orthopedics (L.A.K.) and Prosthetics (D.C.), Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219. E-mail address for K.A. Jeans: - - 2014
Preservation of maximal limb length during amputation is often recommended to maximize the efficiency and symmetry of gait. The goals of this study were to determine (1) whether there are gait differences between children with a Syme (or Boyd) amputation and those with a transtibial-level amputation, and (2) whether the ...
Leclercq Florence F Department of Cardiology, Arnaud de Villeneuve University Hospital, 295 avenue du doyen Giraud, 34295 Montpellier cedex 5, France. - - 2014
To determine whether vascular and bleeding complications may be reduced with balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) performed without heparin. Vascular and bleeding complications are currently the main adverse events occurring after BAV. This registry included 162 consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent BAV by femoral approach in our center ...
Tang Gilbert H L GH 1Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, 2Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, Valhalla, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the preferred treatment in patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis deemed to be at prohibitive or high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). With evolving technology, improving practices and patient selection, outcomes in TAVR have improved. In the not so distant future, ...
Böning Andreas A Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Giessen, Giessen, Germany - - 2014
Patients undergoing coronary bypass grafting (CABG) are at higher risk if they suffer from atrial fibrillation (AF). It was suggested that performing CABG without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (off-pump) would reduce perioperative risk. We assessed the influence of preoperative AF on outcome in a randomized cohort of patients above ...
Park Ranhee R Author Affiliations: Department of Oncology, St Mary's Hospital (Dr R. Park), and College of Nursing (Dr C. Park), The Catholic University of Korea, - - 2014
In a clinical setting, patients have been observed to complain of discomfort and to discontinue treatment because of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy(CIPN), but few data exist regarding the quality of life in these patients in Korea. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to analyze the effects of foot bathing and ...
Fornengo Cristina C Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, 'Città della Salute e della Scienza' Hospital and University of Turin, C.so Bramante 88/90, Turin 10126, Italy - - 2014
Little is known about the impact of left-ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction on risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence in patients with left-atrial (LA) dilation. To evaluate, in patients with symptomatic persistent AF and LA dilation, the incremental role of LV diastolic dysfunction in predicting early AF recurrence after cardioversion (CV). ...
Tang Shan S Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, - - 2014
We wished to determine if the success of lateral graft tympanoplasty was affected by either size of perforation, previous underlay tympanoplasty, or patient age. A review was performed of patients who underwent lateral graft tympanoplasty by the senior author between March 2010 and July 2013 with patient number based on ...
Kodali Susheel S Herbert and Sandi Feinberg Interventional Cardiology, Heart Valve Center at Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA - - 2014
The impact of paravalvular regurgitation (PVR) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) remains uncertain. In this analysis, we sought to evaluate the impact of varying degrees of PVR on both mortality and changes in ventricular geometry and function. Clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of patients who underwent TAVR from the randomized ...
Fukunaga Naoto N Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General - - 2014
Background:Long-term survival and incidence of late tricuspid regurgitation (TR) were studied in patients who underwent tricuspid annuloplasty (TAP) during redo valve surgery.Methods and Results:We retrospectively analyzed 125 patients (mean age, 64.5±10.4 years) who underwent TAP using suture (n=54, group S) or ring (n=71, group R) implantation during redo surgery in a 20-year ...
Demange Marco Kawamura MK Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil - - 2014
Nonanatomic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) with double-stranded semitendinosus grafts in children with open physes has been described as a successful surgical technique in short-term follow-up clinical reports. To evaluate the clinical outcomes of nonanatomic ACLR in children with open physes and a minimum of 15 years' follow-up. Case ...
Sherid Muhammed M Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Ga., - - 2014
Introduction: The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding of dabigatran and rivaroxaban is relatively unexplored. The aim of our study was to compare this risk in both drugs. Methods: We examined the medical records of patients on either dabigatran or rivaroxaban from October 2010 to April 2013 in two hospitals. Results: ...
Droz Nadège N Institut Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Préventive, Bâtiment Biopôle 2, Lausanne, - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this work was to assess weight loss claims of slimming products available in Switzerland. Method: Between May 2008 and February 2013, 31 advertisements for 13 slimming products were analyzed. Results: Total daily weight loss claims ranged between 300 g and 1 kg. 84% of the advertisements ...
Ciconte Giuseppe G Heart Rhythm Management Centre, UZ Brussel-VUB, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2014
No data is available about the clinical outcome of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) as index procedure for persistent atrial fibrillation (PersAF) ablation using the second-generation Cryoballoon (CB-Adv). To assess the 1-year efficacy of PVI as index procedure for PersAF ablation using the novel CB-Adv. Sixty-three consecutive patients (45 male, 71.4%; ...
Taneja Ravi R Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University, London, ON. Electronic address: - - 2014
UFH (unfractionated heparin) and protamine are integral to cardiac surgery, and inappropriate dosing can predispose to coagulopathy and hemorrhage. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently has instituted changes to UFH formulation and it is not known if this has influenced its susceptibility to neutralization by protamine. Hence, the authors ...
Lahtinen Pasi P Department of Anesthesiology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate whether levosimendan, an inotrope with cardioprotective properties, increases postoperative bleeding after cardiac surgery. Retrospective analysis of a randomized, prospective clinical study. Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and surgical ward in a university hospital. Two hundred heart valve surgery patients. The patients were randomized to receive either a 24-hour intravenous ...
Kiguchi Misaki M MM Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study was to review the current anatomic indications for and early results of aortouni-iliac (AUI) devices for endovascular aneurysm repair. A total of 128 patients receiving an Endurant (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, Minn) AUI device in the U.S. Investigational Device Exemption trial (44 patients) or the Endurant ...
Huang Yu-Sen YS Institute of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine and College of Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei; Departments of Medical Imaging, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan; Department of Medical Imaging, National Taiwan University Hospital Yun Lin Branch, Yun-Lin, - - 2014
To assess the safety, efficacy, clinical outcomes, and prognostic factors associated with transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) with N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) for nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage in hemodynamically unstable patients. Between January 2008 and December 2012, 49 hemodynamically unstable patients (systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg and ongoing transfusion ...
Köksoy Cüneyt C Division of Vascular Surgery. Electronic address: - - 2014
To retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (PMT) with the use of a rotational thrombectomy device for symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Between July 2012 and August 2013, 41 patients with acute or subacute DVT underwent PMT. The Cleaner thrombectomy device was used in a single-session technique ...
Schneider Laura L Department of Surgery, McMaster University, McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, - - 2014
Pneumonectomy has the highest mortality rate among resections for lung cancer, with limited literature differentiating predictors of postpneumonectomy in-hospital mortality (IHM) from early postdischarge mortality (PDM). This study aims to examine the burden of death over time and to identify potential predictive factors, including patient comorbidities and hospital and surgeon volumes. ...
Papakostas Thanos D TD Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
To report the visual outcomes of prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) treatment in patients with ocular surface disease related to Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN). Retrospective cohort study. We included 86 patients (167 eyes) with history of SJS/TEN who underwent PROSE treatment from January 1, 2006, to ...
Liebrich Markus M Department of Cardiac Surgery, Sana Cardiac Surgery Stuttgart GmbH, Stuttgart, - - 2014
Dilatation of the pulmonary autograft is a major fear after the Ross procedure. We analyzed the results after reoperation for autograft dysfunction using a valve-sparing reimplantation technique (David procedure). From 1995 to 2012, 645 Ross operations were performed, with 630 (98%) of these as freestanding root replacements (mean follow-up, 8.3 ...
Di Eusanio Marco M Cardiac Surgery Department, University Hospital S. Orsola, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aortic root management in type A acute aortic dissection is controversial. This study compared outcomes of root replacement (RR) interventions versus more conservative root (CR) management. Of 1,995 type A acute aortic dissection patients enrolled in the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection, 699 (35%) underwent RR interventions and 1,296 ...
Momeni Ali A Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Plant Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, - - 2014
Different therapeutic regimens were used for eradication of Helicobacter pylori, based on the cost, effectiveness and patient's compliance. The aim of this study was the evaluation of licorice compared with bismuth in quadruple regimen on eradication of H. pylori in patients with peptic ulcer disease (PUD). In a double-blind clinical ...
Nageswari A D AD Department of Pulmonary Medicine, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Porur, - - 2014
Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the bronchial airways. Well defined treatment options for asthma are very few. The role of vitamin D3 on asthma is still baffling. We have examined the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation in mild to moderate persistent asthma patients. We conducted an open ...
Annis Prokopis P Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Utah, United - - 2014
Study Type Retrospective cohort study. Introduction Acute proximal junctional failure (APJF) was recently defined by the International Spine Study Group as: postoperative fracture of the upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV) or UIV + 1; UIV implant failure; proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) increase > 15 degrees; or need for proximal extension of the fusion within 6 months of ...
Kalin-Hajdu Evan E Department of Ophthalmology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Que.. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of circumferential viscodilation and tensioning of Schlemm's canal (canaloplasty) in the treatment of uveitic glaucoma (UG). Pilot, retrospective, noncomparative case series. Nineteen uveitic eyes of 15 patients with UG. The main outcome measure was surgical success. Secondary outcome measures included intraocular pressure, usage of ...
Torsnes Linnea L Ålborggade 4, 4. tv., 2100 København Ø, Denmark. - - 2014
Treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is challenging. It is well known that patients with iNPH experience short-term symptom relief after shunt implantation, but the long-term effect of shunting has yielded diverging results. The objective of the present study was to review the literature and to investigate the diagnostics, ...
Skydsgaard Schou-Jensen Katrine K Urologisk Afdeling, Roskilde Hos-pital, Køgevej 7-13, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark. - - 2014
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TUR-P) is the gold standard for treatment of severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) or urine retention. Some patients are unfit for surgery due to much co-morbidity and need alternative treatment. Intraprostatic stents are one example of minimally invasive treatment for LUTS. We present our ...
Aichmair Alexander A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine and Scoliosis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United - - 2014
Design Retrospective case series. Objective The objective of this study was to assess the reoperation rate after microdiscectomy for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in patients with ≥ 5-year follow-up and identify demographic, perioperative, and outcome-related differences between patients with and without a reoperation. Methods The medical records, operative reports, and office notes ...
Pape-Köhler Carolina I A CI Institute for Research in Operative Medicine (IFOM), Private University of Witten/Herdecke, Cologne, - - 2014
To detect whether external factors (time of day, day of week, month and season, lunar phases) influence incidence and outcome of severely injured trauma patients. A retrospective cohort analysis of the TraumaRegister DGU(®) (TR-DGU) was carried out over a period of 10 years (January 2002-December 2011). Data of 35,432 primary ...
Gandini Roberto R Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Radiation Therapy, University Hospital Tor Vergata, Rome, - - 2014
Purpose : To assess the technical and midterm results in the treatment of type II endoleaks comparing nonselective (nTCE) vs. selective (sTCE) transcaval embolization. Methods : During a 4-year period, 26 patients (18 men; median age 73 years, range 68-78) underwent direct transcaval aneurysm puncture followed by embolization of the ...
Kim Tae-Hoon TH 1 Division of Cardiology, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, - - 2014
Purpose : To investigate the predictors of failed false lumen (FL) volume reduction at 12 months after stent-graft implantation in patients with type B aortic dissection. Methods : The retrospective analysis comprised 38 patients (25 men; mean age 60±12 years) with double-barrel type B aortic dissection (9 acute) treated with ...
Langwieser Nicolas N 1 I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik - - 2014
Purpose : To compare through meta-analysis the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) vs. bare metal stents (BMS) in the treatment of extracranial vertebral artery (EVA) disease. Methods : A literature search of the PubMed database was conducted to identify English-language articles in which both BMS and DES stenting were performed ...
Gandini Roberto R 1 Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Interventional Radiology, and Radiation Therapy, and - - 2014
Purpose : To evaluate the potential role, safety, and efficacy of paclitaxel-eluting balloon angioplasty for treatment of recurrent carotid in-stent restenosis (ISR). Methods : Among 856 consecutive patients who underwent carotid artery stenting from May 2002 to January 2008, 41 patients had a significant ISR (>80% stenosis). Of these, 9 ...
Ohki Takao T 1 Department of Surgery, Jikei University Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
Purpose : To report a subgroup analysis comparing safety and effectiveness outcomes in Japanese and non-Japanese patients as part of a prospective, multinational, randomized controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT00120406) evaluating a paclitaxel-coated drug-eluting stent (DES) compared to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for treating peripheral artery disease. Methods : Patients were ...
Lorenzoni Roberto R 1 Cardiovascular Department, San Luca Hospital, Lucca, - - 2014
Purpose : To report the results and complications of a single-center experience of above-the-knee angioplasty via transradial access (TRA). Methods : In a prospective study, 110 consecutive patients (88 men; mean age 72 years, range 37-90) referred for critical limb ischemia (26, 24%) or claudication were eligible for lower limb ...
Barillà D D Vascular Surgery, Policlinico Universitario G. Martino, Messina, Italy - - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the results of complex aneurysm (hostile neck anatomies) repair in high-risk patients with two minimally invasive techniques, fenestrated endografting (f-EVAR where EVAR stands for endovascular aneurysm repair) and minilaparotomy. All high-risk patients (N.=50, group 1) with hostile neck abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) ...
Cheng Hui H Department of Cardiology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, China; Department of Cardiology, the First People's Hospital of Xiaoshan, Hangzhou 311200, - - 2014
To evaluate the incidence and clinical outcome of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) plus isoproterenol (ISP)-induced non-pulmonary vein (PV) foci before and after circumferential PV isolation (CPVI) during index ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). In 80 consecutive patients undergoing catheter ablation for drug-refractory, symptomatic PAF at our hospital from ...
Bhargava Amita A Department of Neurology, Dr. S. N Medical College Jodhpur, Rajasthan, - - 2014
Cluster headache (CH) is uncommon and most painful of all primary headaches, and continues to be managed suboptimally because of wrong diagnosis. It needs to be diagnosed correctly and specifically treated. There are few studies and none from this region on CH. To study the detailed clinical profile of CH ...
Dowsey Michelle M MM Department of Orthopaedics, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, - - 2014
Little is known about whether rural-urban differences exist in patients after hip and knee joint replacement surgery. We compared patient characteristics, pain and functional outcomes of rural and urban patients undergoing joint replacement surgery in a single high-volume metropolitan centre. Prospective cohort study conducted in patients who underwent primary elective ...
Derkacz Arkadiusz A 1 Department of Internal Medicine and Hypertension, Wroclaw Medical University , Wroclaw, Poland - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of intravascular low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on selected growth factor levels in subjects undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Restenosis remains the main problem with the long-term efficacy of PCI, and growth factors are postulated to play a crucial ...
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