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Friedersdorff Frank - - 2014
In patients with localized high-risk prostate cancer awaiting radiation therapy, pelvic lymphadenectomy (PL) is a reliable minimally invasive staging procedure. We compared outcomes after laparoendoscopic single site PL (LESSPL) with those after conventional multiport laparoscopic PL (MLPL). A retrospective case-control study was carried out at the authors' center. For LESSPL ...
De Pellegrin Maurizio M Pediatric Orthopedic Unit, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, Milan, Italy, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to describe a subtalar extra-articular screw arthroereisis (SESA) technique for the correction of flexible flatfoot (FFF) in children and report the outcome. From 1990 to 2012, data were collected on 485 patients who underwent SESA at the San Raffaele Hospital. The average age of ...
Vadot L L Department of Pharmacy, CHU Dijon, Dijon, - - 2014
Drug eluting beads (DEBs) theoretically improve the efficacy and safety of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Nonetheless, their economic profile has not been assessed. Our retrospective before/after study aimed to compare efficacy, safety and economic profile of two strategies of TACE without (Period 1) or with the possibility ...
Yilmaz Samet - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) provides a simple method for assessment of inflammatory status. The aim of the present study was to investigate the predictive value of preprocedural PLR on development of in-stent restenosis in patients undergoing bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation. Design: 675 consecutive patients (mean age 60.6 ± 8.3, ...
Kim Byung Moon BM Departments of 1 Radiology - - 2014
OBJECT Internal carotid artery (ICA) rupture during transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) is an extremely difficult complication to treat. This study aimed to evaluate the immediate and long-term outcomes of covered stent placement for emergency reconstruction of ruptured ICAs during or after TSS. METHODS Seven patients underwent covered stent placement for emergency ...
King Joseph J JJ Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Florida, 3450 Hull Road, 3rd Floor, Gainesville, FL, 32608, USA, - - 2014
This study compares the radiographic and functional outcomes of uncemented and cemented humeral fixation in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA). A prospective research database was reviewed for RTSA patients from 2007 to 2010. Inclusion criteria were primary RTSA from one manufacturer (Exactech Equinoxe®) with a grit-blasted metaphyseal humeral stem and ...
Marks Miriam M Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
The evaluation of patient satisfaction is becoming increasingly important in assessing treatment outcomes. The objective of this study was to analyze the determinants of treatment satisfaction in patients with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis (TMC OA) after surgery or corticosteroid injection. Prospective cohort study of patients with TMC OA who received surgery or ...
Gosselink M P MP Oxford Pelvic Floor Centre, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, - - 2014
An external rectal prolapse (ERP) is often associated with faecal incontinence, and surgery is the recommended therapy. It has been suggested that correction of a high grade internal rectal prolapse (HIRP) is also worthwhile for patients with faecal incontinence. The aim of the present study is to compare the results ...
Yamada Katsutaka K Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yokohama City University, Fukuura 3-9, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, 236-0004, Japan, - - 2014
To determine the static and dynamic radiological findings characteristic of symptomatic foraminal stenosis. Between 2006 and 2011, a total of 114 patients with unilateral leg pain due to L5 nerve root compression were screened to investigate the characteristic radiological findings of symptomatic foraminal stenosis. Static findings on sagittal CT images ...
Huang Qingyuan Q Department of Thoracic Oncology, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Guangzhou, P.R. China; Guangdong Esophageal Cancer Institute, Guangzhou, P.R. - - 2014
Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is of great importance in cancer management. The aim was to identify factors that influence postoperative HRQL in esophageal carcinoma patients. A prospective cohort study was conducted to enroll 196 patients with esophageal carcinoma from November 2012 to June 2013. Sociademographic and clinicopathological parameters were ...
Lee Yeon Joo YJ *Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea †Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea ‡Interdepartment of Critical Care Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South - - 2014
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remains an unsolved problem in the intensive care unit (ICU) that can be treated with venovenos extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO). We summarized retrospectively collected data from an institutional experience with VV-ECMO in patients with severe acute respiratory failure and identified the clinical parameters associated with ...
Jun Hyo Sub HS From the Department of *Neurosurgery and †Orthopedics, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective analysisObjective. The main objectives of this study were to analyze and compare cervical sagittal parameters, including the T1slope, in a population of 45 patients with degenerative cervical spondylolisthesis (DCS) and to compare these patients with a control group of asymptomatic population.Summary of Background Data. Sagittal balance in ...
Zheng Shun-Zhen SZ Shun-Zhen Zheng, Guang-Sheng Yu, Yan-Tian Xu, Wei Gong, Jun Liu, Department of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan 250021, Shandong Province, - - 2014
To report the outcome of patients with ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated at a single center during a 5-year period. We retrospectively analyzed 32 patients who presented with ruptured HCC at Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University between 2008 and 2013. The mean age of the patients was 53 ...
Bihlar Muld Berit B SiS Institution Hornö, Enköping, Sweden; Department of Women's and Children's Health, Paediatric Neuropsychiatry Unit, Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, - - 2014
The pharmacological treatment of individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and severe substance use disorder (SUD) is controversial, and few studies have examined the long-term psychosocial outcome of these treatments. Our aim was to investigate whether pharmacological treatment was associated with improved long-term psychosocial outcomes. The present naturalistic study ...
Bakker Olaf J OJ The authors' affiliations are listed in the - - 2014
Background Early enteral feeding through a nasoenteric feeding tube is often used in patients with severe acute pancreatitis to prevent gut-derived infections, but evidence to support this strategy is limited. We conducted a multicenter, randomized trial comparing early nasoenteric tube feeding with an oral diet at 72 hours after presentation ...
Ivastinovic Domagoj D Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 4, 8036, Graz, - - 2014
A 78-year-old male patient with unilateral exudative macular degeneration developed endogenous endophthalmitis 11 days after carotid endarterectomy. The endophthalmitis could not be treated by intravitreal application of antibiotics. The patient underwent vitrectomy and systemic application of vancomycin. Six days later, the eye was quiet and the patient was discharged with ...
Norman James J Norman Parathyroid Center, Tampa, FL, USA, - - 2014
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms are commonly reported in primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). Although a calcium-mediated cause-and-effect relationship has been suggested, it remains unknown if parathyroidectomy improves GERD symptoms. Over a 22-month period, 1,175 (39 %) of 3,000 consecutive adult patients with pHPT and symptomatic GERD (on prescription reflux medications daily for ...
Persson Jan J Department of Surgery, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, 41345, Gothenburg, Sweden, - - 2014
This study compares the long-term results of pneumatic dilatations versus laparoscopic myotomy using treatment failure as the primary outcome. The frequency and degree of dysphagia, the effects on quality of life (QoL), and health economy were also examined. Fifty-three patients with achalasia were randomized to laparoscopic myotomy with a posterior ...
Shen Yinfeng Y Department of Surgery, Hubei Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, People's Republic of - - 2014
To investigate the relationship between the APACHE II score and the immunity of patients with severe acute pancreatitis. Clinical data were collected from 88 patients with acute pancreatitis, divided into four groups according to the severity of the disease. C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-6, interleukin-10, interleukin-4 and endotoxin ...
Lee Byung Uk BU Department of Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, - - 2014
Background and study aims: Peripancreatic fluid collections (PFCs) have been adequately drained using multiple plastic stents placed in a single-step endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedure. Recent reports have presented the usefulness of metal stents for this procedure; however, there has been no prospective comparative study on their effectiveness and safety. We ...
Yaşa Dilek D Beyoglu Eye Research and Training Hospital , Istanbul , Turkey - - 2014
ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate the results of Artisan iris-supported phakic anterior chamber intraocular lens (pIOL) implantation in patients with high myopia. Methods: Medical records of patients who underwent Artisan pIOL implantation for surgical correction of myopia were retrospectively reviewed. Only patients with at least a two- year follow-up were included. ...
Akpek Mahmut M Erciyes University, Department of Cardiology, Kayseri, - - 2014
The protective effect of beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and ARBs on anthracycline cardiotoxicity has already been demonstrated, but the effect of aldosterone antagonism, which inhibits the last step of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), was questioned. This study sought to investigate whether spironolactone protects the heart against anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. Eighty-three female patients ...
Yildirim A A Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Medical Faculty, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Eskisehir, Turkey - - - 2014
Acute rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that develops via an auto--immune mechanism following Group A beta hemolytic streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical presentation of and cardiac involvement in acute rheumatic fever. The medical records of acute rheumatic fever patients admitted to the ...
Orton Trent H TH 1Ottawa Stroke Research Group,Ottawa Hospital Research Institute,University of - - 2014
Background: Recanalization rates and patient outcomes in acute occlusion of the carotid terminus have previously been poor. The use of stent-retrievers has resulted in better recanalization and patient outcomes. We sought to compare outcomes in patients treated with stent-retrievers to outcomes in older techniques. Methods: We retrospectively compared a stent-retriever ...
Warttig Sheryl S National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, UK, M1 - - 2014
Inadvertent postoperative hypothermia (a drop in core body temperature to below 36°C) occurs as an effect of surgery when anaesthetic drugs and exposure of the skin for long periods of time during surgery result in interference with normal temperature regulation. Once hypothermia has occurred, it is important that patients are ...
Doshi Jayesh J *Department of Otolaryngology, and †Manchester Auditory Implant Centre, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre; ‡Respiratory and Allergy Centre, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, and §Institute of Cancer Services, University of Manchester, Manchester, United - - 2014
To determine differences in speech perception outcomes for patients who received a CI422 and a Contour cochlear implant. Retrospective case review. Tertiary referral center. Thirty-two adults who underwent cochlear implantation. Cochlear implantation using a CI422 or Contour device. Bamford-Kowal-Bench (BKB) speech perception scores at 3 and 9 months after activation. ...
Aberg Viveca V V Åberg, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, - - 2014
Objective: Vitamin D insufficiency is common in primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). Patients with pHPT frequently have a reduced health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Our objectives were to evaluate whether HRQoL in pHPT is associated with vitamin D insufficiency and whether vitamin D supplementation after parathyroidectomy (PTX) could improve HRQoL. Design: A ...
Htyte Nay N From the Ochsner Clinical School, University of Queensland and the Ochsner Medical Center, Department of Cardiology, 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA, - - 2014
Background Timely reperfusion directly impacts favorable neurologic outcomes in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. Most strokes present outside the 3 - 4.5 hour window for intravenous thrombolysis (IV-tPA). Catheter-based therapy (CBT) is commonly used in patients not eligible for timely IV-tPa, but variables that predict good neurologic outcomes are poorly ...
Aral Mert M University College London, Institute of Cardiovascular Science, 5 University St, London, WC1E 6JF, - - 2014
Background: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been associated with paradoxical embolism leading to stroke/TIA, migraine and neurological decompression sickness. In search for the optimal device that would achieve effective clinical closure with minimal complications, a better device selection based on PFO anatomy and improvements in device design are needed. The ...
Perl Jeffrey J Division of Nephrology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, Humber River Regional Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
The likelihood of peritoneal dialysis (PD) utilization following a PD catheter insertion attempt is poorly described. We explored the risk factors for PD nonuse, focusing on the method of PD catheter implantation. This population-based retrospective cohort study employed Ontario administrative health data to identify 3886 predialysis adults who had an ...
Neumann Julie A JA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA - - 2014
The Akin proximal phalangeal osteotomy is commonly used in conjunction with metatarsal osteotomies to treat hallux valgus. Multiple fixation methods including suture, wire, screw, and staple fixation have been described. The aims of this study were to assess the intraoperative and postoperative complications and to evaluate short-term postoperative outcomes in ...
Hoff Paul T PT Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich., - - 2014
Objective: To determine the predictors of success in patients undergoing transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and multilevel procedures for the management of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Methods: A total of 121 patients (83 male, 38 female) underwent TORS between 2010 and 2013. All patients had robotic assisted lingual ...
Lauten Alexander A Department of Internal Medicine I, University Heart Center Jena, Jena, - - 2014
The study analyses the outcome of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for different subtypes of severe aortic stenosis (AS) based on data from the GARY registry. Low-EF, low-gradient (LEF-LGAS: EF ≤40%, MPG <40 mmHg), paradoxical low-gradient (PLF-LGAS: EF ≥50%, MPG <40 mmHg) and high-gradient AS (HGAS: MPG ≥40 ...
Amabile Nicolas N Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, - - 2014
To assess the relationship between a low preprocedural (<40 mmHg) mean transaortic gradient (MTG) and cardiovascular mortality following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We studied highly symptomatic patients at high surgical risk who underwent TAVI, included in the FRANCE 2 multicentre registry. The primary endpoint was the incidence of any ...
Novackova Marta M *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague and Faculty Hospital Motol; and †Faculty of Informatics and Statistics, University of Economics, Prague, Czech - - 2014
The aim of this study was to prospectively monitor the patients' quality of life (QoL) after vulvar cancer surgery. The design was prospective clinical study. The study was set in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2nd Medical Faculty of the Charles University and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic. ...
Kiagiadaki Devora D Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Louvain University Hospital of Mont Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium - - 2014
According to the literature, voice rest following phonosurgery, as recommended in clinical practice, varies between 3 and 7 days. However, up until now, no randomized trials have been published comparing voice rest of short versus long duration. This is an ongoing prospective randomized study, comparing strict voice rest of 5 ...
Rachakonda Tara D TD Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, - - 2014
Streptococcal infection is associated with psoriasis onset in some patients. Whether tonsillectomy decreases psoriasis symptoms requires a systematic review of the literature. We sought to determine whether tonsillectomy reduces psoriasis severity through a comprehensive search of over 50 years of literature. We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane, EMBASE, Web of Science, ...
Raffaldi Irene I Department of Paediatrics, Infectious Diseases Unit, University of Turin, Regina Margherita Children's Hospital, Piazza Polonia 94, 10126 Turin, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Deep neck infection (DNI) is a severe occurrence in children. We've examined the presenting signs and symptoms, the value of single diagnostic procedures, the rate of complications and the impact of the therapeutic options on the final outcome, in children with a DNI. We retrospectively evaluated patients, aged 0-18 years, ...
Yamashita Soichiro S Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate whether the transillumination method increased the probability of appropriate tracheal tube (TT) placement compared with the main-stem method. Prospective, randomized, controlled study. Operating room, university hospital. Eighty children <2 years old scheduled for elective surgery undergoing general anesthesia. Trachlight was used for the transillumination method. After intubation, patients ...
Le Gall Michel M Villa Gabrielle, 314, boulevard M.-Pagnol, 13400 Aubagne, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
In this prospective clinical study, we assessed the relative speed with which archwires can be changed by comparing self-ligating brackets with classical methods using elastomeric and metal ties, as well as the impact of the stage of orthodontic treatment. The main judgement criterion was the time required to place orthodontic ...
Mouttet A A Clinique Saint-Roch, chemin du Mas-Anglade, 66330 Cabestany, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to compare mid-term clinical and functional results of two fixed-bearing EUROP total knee arthroplasties (TKA) with the same design, one in which the posterior cruciate ligament was retained (CR) and the other with posterior-stabilization (PS). Mid-term results are similar. In this prospective, single ...
Brouwers Corline C CoRPS - Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic Diseases, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The - - 2014
To examine if the caregiving for patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is related to a poorer health status and more distress compared to patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Partners distress may influence patient outcomes and is therefore an important aspect in the care of LVAD ...
Pagès Pierre-Benoit PB Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon, Bocage Hospital, Dijon, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Few randomized controlled trials have been published on outcomes after treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax. The objective of this study was to assess recurrence, pulmonary complications, prolonged air leak, and hospital duration of stay in patients undergoing videothoracoscopic surgery (VATS) or thoracotomy for spontaneous pneumothorax. From January 2005 to December 2012, ...
Miyahara Shunsuke S Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, - - 2014
Although an association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and adverse surgical outcomes has been proposed, the impact of COPD severity on postoperative outcomes remains unclear. Our objective was to analyze the prognostic implication of COPD severity on outcomes after total aortic arch replacement. Between October 1999 and December 2012, ...
Stucki P P Klinik für Urologie, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzern, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare monopolar versus bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) focussing on functional outcome, and rates of bleeding complications and TURP syndrome. One-hundred and thirty-seven BPH patients (mean age 67 yrs, range 47-91 yrs) were prospectively randomly assigned to undergo monopolar TURP ...
Chen Yung-Chun YC Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, - - 2014
The epidemiology of pyogenic liver abscess continues to change and the issue of antimicrobial therapy is controversial. This study investigated the epidemiology and clinical outcomes of antimicrobial therapy. The annual incidence rates, demographic data, underlying diseases, complications, length of stay, mortality rates, and antimicrobial therapy were analyzed using the data ...
Borger Michael A MA University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Minimally invasive surgical procedures (MIS) may offer several advantages over conventional full sternotomy (FS) aortic valve replacement (AVR). A novel class of aortic valve prostheses has been developed for rapid-deployment AVR (RDAVR). We report a randomized, multicenter trial comparing the outcomes for MIS-RDAVR with those of conventional FS-AVR. A total ...
Weber Maria M From the Vienna Institute for Research in Ocular Surgery, A Karl Landsteiner Institute (Weber, Hirnschall, Rigal, Findl), Hanusch Hospital, Vienna, Austria; Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Findl), London, United - - 2014
To assess the effect of a capsular tension ring (CTR) on the postoperative anterior chamber depth (ACD). Vienna Institute for Research in Ocular Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Hanusch Hospital, Vienna, Austria. Prospective observer- and patient-masked randomized trial. Bilateral small-incision cataract surgery with implantation of a hydrophobic acrylic single-piece intraocular lens ...
Pérez-Canales Jose L JL From the Departments of Ophthalmology, Hospital Virgen de los Lirios (Pérez-Canales, Campos-Mollo), Alcoy, and Alicante University General Hospital (Pérez-Santonja), Alicante, and the Cornea Unit (Pérez-Santonja), Oftalvist Group, Alicante, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate corneal endothelial changes after intracameral injection of vancomycin at the end of routine cataract surgery. Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Virgen de los Lirios, Alcoy, Alicante, Spain. Prospective comparative case series. Eyes received an intracameral injection of vancomycin (1 mg/0.1 mL) or cefuroxime (1 mg/0.1 mL) at the end of surgery. The visual ...
Dervişoğulları Mehmet Serdar MS Turgut Özal University, Ophthalmology Department, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
We aimed to compare anterior chamber depth (ACD) measurements between the Nidek AL-Scan and the Galilei Dual Scheimpflug Analyzer. Turgut Ozal University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey. Prospective masked bilateral randomized study. Sixty-three individual patient eyes with normal ocular examination findings and no prior ocular surgery were analyzed. Paired two-tailed t-test ...
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