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Regadas F Sergio P FS 1School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara and Hospital Sao Carlos, Fortaleza, Brazil 2Clinical Hospital, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile 3Santa Casa de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, - - 2014
The aim of the current study was to demonstrate the use of a modified stapling technique, called the apex technique, to treat rectal intussusception and full rectal mucosal prolapse. It was conducted as a retrospective study at 3 centers (2 in Brazil and 1 in Chile). The apex technique is ...
Tiengtianthum Rangsima R 1University of Bangkok Metropolis, Bangkok, Thailand 2Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 3Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, - - 2014
Rectal prolapse occurs primarily in older patients who often have significant comorbidities. With the aging population, increasing numbers of elderly patients are presenting with rectal prolapse. The perineal approach is preferred for these patients because it involves less perioperative risk than an abdominal procedure, but the outcomes of this procedure ...
Keller Deborah S DS 1Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals-Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 2Department of Surgery, University Hospitals-Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 3Department of Statistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, - - 2014
Superior early pain control has been suggested with transversus abdominis plane blocks, but evidence-based recommendations for transversus abdominis plane blocks and their effects on patient outcomes are lacking. The aim of this study was to determine whether transversus abdominis plane blocks improve early postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal ...
Hua Hanju H Department of Colorectal Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, - - 2014
Most surgeons suggest the use of fecal diversion in patients undergoing low anterior resections of rectal tumors at high risk for anastomotic leakage. We describe an exploratory study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new diversion method called a spontaneously closing cannula ileostomy, which was designed to protect ...
Murina Filippo F *Outpatient Vulvar Disease Department, V. Buzzi Hospital, University of Milan †Gynaecology Unit, San Raffaele Resnati Hospital ‡Gynaecology Unit, Casa di Cura "San Pio X" Private Clinic, Milan §Institute for Maternal and Child Health-IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo," University of Trieste, Trieste, - - 2014
To assess the effectiveness of the association of 2 specific strains, Lactobacillus fermentum LF10 (DSM 19187) and Lactobacillus acidophilus LA02 (DSM 21717), specifically formulated in slow-release effervescent tablets, in patients with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis. The study was a clinical trial of 58 women diagnosed with recurrent VVC (≥4 culture-confirmed episodes ...
Liu Jian-Feng JF Department of Hand Surgery, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130021, P.R. - - 2014
Melanomas affect the foot and ankle region and are associated with a poor prognosis. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the functional and oncological outcomes of salvage surgery using cutaneous flaps for soft tissue reconstruction of the foot and ankle following the extended resection of a melanoma. ...
Verstraete S S Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Leuven, - - 2014
Accidental dural puncture (ADP) and post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) are important complications of obstetric regional anesthesia. Inserting the catheter intrathecally after ADP to prevent PDPH has gained popularity. Nonetheless, data on the effect of an intrathecal catheter on PDPH and epidural blood patch (EBP) rates are mixed. Our primary objective ...
Hahn R G RG Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, County Council of Östergötland, Linköping, - - 2014
Assessment of dehydration in the preoperative setting is of potential clinical value. The present study uses urine analysis and plasma volume kinetics, which have both been validated against induced changes in body water in volunteers, to study the incidence and severity of dehydration before open abdominal surgery begins. Thirty patients ...
Seo Jae Hyun JH Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of meteorological factors on the onset of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL). Meteorological data from 2005 to 2011 were obtained from the web-based "Monthly Weather Reports of the Meteorological Administration" database. Patients with ISSHL who visited our hospital during ...
Lee Seung Hwa SH Health Promotion Center, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, - - 2014
Bowel cleansing is generally regarded as time-consuming and unpleasant among patients. Patients commonly state that bowel preparation provokes more discomfort than the actual colonoscopic examination. The purpose of this study was to compare two regimens of sodium phosphate (NaP) tablets versus polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution for bowel preparation in healthy ...
Hong Seok Jin SJ Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To analyze the outcome of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) after preoperative systemic steroid (PSS) treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyposis (NP) and to investigate and compare clinicopathological factors associated with the outcome. We performed a retrospective chart review of 468 patients with CRS with NP who underwent primary ...
Storey Troy F TF 1 Department of Radiology, Shands/University of Florida, PO Box 100374, Gainesville, FL - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the effect of benzyl alcohol, a common preservative in normal saline, on postprocedural pain after intraarticular injection for direct shoulder MR arthrography. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. From April 2011 through January 2013, 138 patients underwent direct shoulder MR arthrography. Using the ...
Phan T D TD Department of Anaesthesia, University of Melbourne and St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, - - 2014
There is continued controversy regarding the benefits of goal-directed fluid therapy, with earlier studies showing marked improvement in morbidity and length-of-stay that have not been replicated more recently. The aim of this study was to compare patient outcomes in elective colorectal surgery patients having goal-directed versus restrictive fluid therapy. Inclusion ...
Li Mingwu M Department of Digestive Interventional Radiology, Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, Fourth Military Medical University, 127 West Chang le Road, Xi'an, 710032, China, - - 2014
To investigate and compare the efficacy and safety of percutaneous transhepatic biliary stenting (PTBS) using a one- or two-stage procedure and determine the predictive factors for the efficacious treatment of malignant hilar obstruction (MHO). 159 consecutive patients with MHO who underwent PTBS were enrolled between January 2010 and June 2013. ...
Bosiers Marc M Department of Vascular Surgery, A.Z. Sint-Blasius, Kroonveldlaan 50, 9200, Dendermonde, Belgium, - - 2014
This prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized study evaluated the periprocedural and 1-year outcomes in high-surgical-risk patients with carotid artery stenosis treated with the Adapt Carotid Stent plus FilterWire EZ distal protection catheter (Boston Scientific Corporation, Natick, MA). The study enrolled 100 patients (32 symptomatic, 63 asymptomatic, 5 unknown) at high risk for ...
Tsukada Yoichiro Y 1 Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Luke's International Hospital , Tokyo, Japan - - 2014
Abstract Background: Treatment delays of metastatic extradural spinal cord compression (MESCC) sometimes have been reported, but reasons for its delay have remained unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess which clinical factors are associated with treatment delays in neurologically symptomatic MESCC in the hospital settings. Methods: We reviewed ...
Minamide Akihito A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama City, Wakayama, 641-8510, Japan, - - 2014
To prospectively investigate the long-term clinical outcomes of microendoscopic laminotomy (MEL) in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) with and without degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). In total, 159 patients (mean age, 68 years) who had undergone MEL for single-level LSS at L4/5 at our institute were recruited and followed-up for 5 years. Patients ...
Kurre Wiebke W Klinik für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Neuroradiologie, Klinikum Stuttgart, Kriegsbergstrasse 60, 70174, Stuttgart, Germany, - - 2014
Thin-strut, flexible DES are suitable for intracranial stenting and may improve long-term vessel patency. The purpose of this study was to report our experience with two new-generation DES for the treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease. We retrospectively reviewed all patients treated with Taxus Element™ or Resolute Integrity™ stent for an ...
Bowen T Brent TB a Graduate Orthodontic Resident, Seton Hill University Center for Orthodontics, Greensburg, - - 2014
Objective: To investigate whether text message reminders regarding oral hygiene have an effect on plaque removal in orthodontic patients. Materials and Methods: In this randomized, controlled clinical trial, 50 orthodontic patients were assigned to either a text message or control group. Patients in the text message group received 12 text ...
Rahman Jeeshan J Joint Reconstruction Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, - - 2014
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in limbs affected by poliomyelitis is a technically challenging procedure. These patients often demonstrate acquired articular and metaphyseal angular deformities, bone loss, narrowness of the intramedullary canals, impaired quadriceps strength, flexion contractures and ligamentous laxity producing painful hyperextension. Thus, using condylar knee designs in these patients ...
Valenti Philippe P Institut de la Main, Paris, - - 2014
The transfer of the pectoralis major in cases of irreparable rupture of the subscapularis has been described through different techniques. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the clinical results of transferring the clavicular or the sternal head of the pectoralis major tendon underneath the conjoint tendon. Fifteen ...
Jindani Amina A From St. George's, University of London (A.J., D.A.M., T.S.H., D.C., P.D.B.), Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London (A.J.N., P.P.J.P., H.E.C.), and University College London Centre for Clinical Biology, University College London (A.L.E.B., T.D.M.), London; Aurum Institute (G.J.C., S.C.) and School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand (G.J.C.), Johannesburg, and South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and School of Child and Adolescent Health (M.H., H.G.) and Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine (H.M.M., S.P.Z.), University of Cape Town, Cape Town - all in South Africa; Harare City Health Department, Harare (S.M., N.A.S.S.), and Medical Directorate of Mashonaland East, Marondera (S.Z., L.M.) - both in Zimbabwe; CDC, Gaborone, Botswana (J.S., S.N.); and Macha Research Trust, Macha, Zambia - - 2014
Tuberculosis regimens that are shorter and simpler than the current 6-month daily regimen are needed. We randomly assigned patients with newly diagnosed, smear-positive, drug-sensitive tuberculosis to one of three regimens: a control regimen that included 2 months of ethambutol, isoniazid, rifampicin, and pyrazinamide administered daily followed by 4 months of ...
Miškulin Mladen M Department of Orthopedics, Clinical Hospital "Sveti duh", Zagreb, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of arthroscopic cuff reconstruction, which is currently preferred in our service, and to compare functional outcome after arthroscopic cuff reconstruction comparing different types and sizes of rotator cuff tears. We switched completely from open repair to the full-arthroscopic repair > ten ...
De Angelis Barbara B University of Rome Tor Vergata, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rome, Italy ; - - 2014
Therapeutic angiogenesis by autologous peripheral blood mononuclear cells (A-PBMNC) implantation has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for critical limb ischemia (CLI). We herein report our investigation of the long-term efficacy of implantation of A-PBMNC, produced by selective filtration to treat patients with CLI for which surgical ...
Hakuba Nobuhiro N Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ehime University School of Medicine, Ehime, - - 2014
The use of growth factors to achieve closure of perforated tympanic membranes (TMs) has recently become popular. However, preoperative factors affecting treatment outcomes have seldom been discussed. To evaluate preoperative factors contributing to the success or failure of healing of perforated TMs. Retrospective cohort study of 153 patients (48 males ...
Pilone Vincenzo V Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084, Fisciano Salerno, - - 2014
The serum collection under the abdominal flap is the most common complication after a lipo-abdominoplasty. The frequency of seroma increases further among obese patients, who have achieved massive weight loss after bariatric surgery. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of fibrin glues with a low concentration ...
Rowe Brian H - - 2014
Background:Acute asthma is a common emergency department (ED) presentation. In a prospective multicenter cohort study we determined the frequency and factors associated with asthma relapse following discharge from the ED. Methods:Adults aged 18-55 years who were treated for acute asthma and discharged from 20 Canadian EDs underwent a structured ED ...
Damas Pierre P 1Department of General Intensive Care, University Hospital of Liege, Liège, Belgium. 2Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Liege, Liège, Belgium. 3Department of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of Liege, Liège, - - 2014
Ventilator-associated pneumonia diagnosis remains a debatable topic. New definitions of ventilator-associated conditions involving worsening oxygenation have been recently proposed to make surveillance of events possibly linked to ventilator-associated pneumonia as objective as possible. The objective of the study was to confirm the effect of subglottic secretion suctioning on ventilator-associated pneumonia ...
Rillig Andreas A Department of Cardiology, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Lohmühlenstr. 5, Hamburg, Germany - - 2014
The multipolar irrigated radiofrequency (RF) ablation catheter (nMARQ™) is a novel tool for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). We investigated the incidence of thermal oesophageal injury (EI) using the nMARQ™ for PVI. In the initial six patients (Group 1), RF was delivered at the posterior wall with a maximum duration of ...
Dimopoulos Spyridon S Centre for Ophthalmology, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Tuebingen, - - 2014
The incidence of spontaneous resolution of vitreomacular traction (VMT) is low in studies of Ocriplasmin that have had a limited follow-up. Previous studies did not look for morphological parameters in the natural history using spectral-domain ocular coherence tomography (SD-OCT) imaging. The purpose of this study was to investigate how often ...
Shavit Itai I From the *Pediatric Emergency Department, Rambam Health Care Campus; †Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Institute of Technology; ‡Department of Anesthesiology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel; and §Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, - - 2014
Intraoral procedures (IOPs) are performed within the oral cavity of a spontaneously breathing, deeply sedated child. The objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the safety of sedation for IOP in a pediatric emergency department. An unmatched, case-control study was conducted. The records of patients who had an IOP ...
Cuypers Judith A A E JA Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands - - 2014
-Prospective data on long-term survival and clinical outcome beyond 30 years after surgical correction of Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) is non-existing. -This longitudinal cohort study consists of the 144 ToF patients who underwent surgical repair at age <15 years between 1968-1980 in our center. They are investigated every ten years. ...
Shimamura Kunihiro K Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1, Kimiidera, Wakayama, 641-8510, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the natural course of acute incomplete stent apposition (ISA) after second-generation everolimus-eluting stent (EES) when compared with first-generation sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) by using optical coherence tomography (OCT). From the OCT substudy of the RESET trial, we identified 77 patients (EES = ...
Tsuji Shigetsugu S Department of Internal Medicine, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical - - 2014
Aim: The role of gastrectomy in glycemic control has been established in the current era of bariatric surgery for obesity. Gastrectomy in obese patients is associated with increased levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). However, limited data on the effects of gastrectomy in nonobese patients are available. We herein investigated ...
Cho Eunjung - - 2014
Although intraperitoneal surgery is a major operation associated with postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI), the incidence, risk factors, and long-term renal outcome are not well known. We aimed to determine the risk factors and 6 months renal outcome in patients with clinical or subclinical AKI after hepatobiliary surgery. We also ...
Taramasso Maurizio M Cardiac Surgery Department, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, - - 2014
Aims: The aim of this study was to report medium-term outcomes of MitraClip implantation in inoperable or high-risk surgical candidates with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) in our single-centre experience. From October 2008, 109 consecutive patients with FMR underwent MitraClip implantation (mean age 69±9 years; 82% NYHA Class III-IV). Logistic EuroSCORE ...
Carrié Didier D Cardiology B, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Pole, Rangueil Hospital, Toulouse, - - 2014
Aims: Restenosis is a frequent complication of coronary stent implantation, especially bare metal stent (BMS) implantation. The everolimus-eluting stent (EES) has previously been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of de novo lesions. We performed this study to evaluate clinical, angiographic and IVUS results after EES implantation for the ...
Zhang Yao-Jun YJ Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The - - 2014
Aims: The study sought to compare the acute gain and two-year follow-up late lumen loss (LLL) between the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) and the analogous everolimus-eluting metallic stent (EES). The current analysis included all the patients recruited in the ABSORB Cohort B and SPIRIT II trials implanted with a ...
Testa Luca L Istituto Clinico S. Ambrogio, Milan, - - 2014
Aims: We sought to evaluate the outcome of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the CoreValve Revalving System (CRS-TAVR) in inoperable patients presenting with severe aortic regurgitation (AR), compared to in patients treated for severe native aortic stenosis (AS). From October 2008 to January 2013, 1,557 consecutive patients undergoing CRS-TAVR, ...
Muramatsu Toshiya T Department of Cardiology, Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital, Kanagawa, - - 2014
Aims: To assess the incidence and impact on clinical outcomes of subintimal tracking in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion (CTO). Patients at 27 centres were consecutively enrolled when guidewire crossing of the CTO by either the antegrade or the retrograde approach was confirmed by intravascular ultrasound ...
Tse Lurdes L Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, The University of British Columbia, Medical Sciences Block C, 2176 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) techniques show favourable survival outcomes in high-risk patients, but the incidence of postoperative delirium is unknown. We conducted a historical cohort study to compare postoperative delirium in retrograde transfemoral (TF) versus anterograde transapical (TA) TAVI procedures. We also sought to identify independent predictors of delirium ...
van den Boer C C Department of Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
After total laryngectomy, inspired air is no longer optimally conditioned by the upper airways. Impaired mucociliary clearance and histological changes of respiratory epithelium, such as loss of ciliated cells, have been described in laryngectomized patients. Heat and moisture exchangers (HMEs) are passive humidifiers that re-condition the inspired air. Aim of ...
Singh Ospina Naykky N Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition, and Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester - - 2014
Context: The most common feature of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP), which occurs in approximately 95% of the patients. Approximately 40-60% of patients with MEN1 develop recurrent hypercalcemia within 10 to 12 years after their initial parathyroid surgery and the successful management of recurrent PHP ...
Abadoglu Oznur O Cumhuriyet Üniversity, Faculty of Medicine, Chest Diseases Dept., Immunology and Allergy Diseases Subdept. Sivas, - - 2014
Some patients with asthma have poorly controlled disease despite the use of high dose inhaled glucocorticoids (ICS), long-acting beta-2 agonists (LABAs) and antileukotrienes. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of tiotropium as an add-on therapy to the standard treatment with high dose ICS/LABA on asthma control ...
Malas Mahmoud M Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, - - 2014
Because of the restrictions applied to the conduct of randomized clinical trials, the risks reported in their comparison of open and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) may not be applicable to real-world vascular surgical practice. The magnitude of this deviation is indeterminate. To compare 30-day mortality ...
Wang Zhiwen Z Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, 188 Shizi Street, Suzhou, 215006, - - 2014
We aimed to analyze the clinical efficacy of the zero-profile anchored spacers in the treatment of one-level or two-level cervical degenerative disc disease. From April 2011 to April 2013, a total of 63 consecutive patients with cervical degenerative disc disease who underwent one- or two-level ACDF using either the zero-profile ...
Schievink Wouter I WI From the Departments of Neurosurgery (W.I.S., A.G.) and Surgery (S.C.), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. - - 2014
To evaluate a possible link between bariatric surgery and spontaneous intracranial hypotension. The frequency of bariatric surgery was examined in a group of 338 patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension and compared with a group of 245 patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Eleven (3.3%) of the 338 patients with spontaneous intracranial ...
Tang Ni N Department of Anaesthesia, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, - - 2014
To determine the effect of choice of inhalational anaesthetic (sevoflurane vs propofol) on the incidence and severity of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in elderly patients (aged ≥ 60 years) with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Elderly patients with MCI undergoing radical rectal resection were randomly assigned to receive sevoflurane or propofol general anaesthesia. ...
Khoshbin Amir A *University of Toronto, Faculty of Orthopaedic Surgery ^The Hospital for Sick Children, Child Health Evaluative Sciences +The Hospital for Sick Children, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program ·The Hospital for Sick Children, Centre for Orthotics and Medical Devices #The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Surgery, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective comparative studyObjective. To evaluate the outcome of bracing in patients with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis (JIS) at either skeletal maturity or time of scoliosis surgery.Summary of Background Data. JIS is generally believed to have poor outcomes with high rates of surgical fusion.Methods. All patients with JIS between the ...
Wu Changfu C 1Department of Anatomy, Southern Medical University and Guangdong Provincial Medical Biomechanical Key Laboratory and Academy of Orthopedics of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, 510515, P.R. China. 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the Affiliated Hospital of Putian University, and the Affiliated Putian Hospital of Southern Medical University, Putian, Fujian, 351100, P.R. China. 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Navy General Hospital, Beijing, 100048, P.R. China. 4Shenzhen Digital Orthopedic Engineering Laboratory, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518035, P.R. - - 2014
Study Design. Biomechanical in vitro studyObjective. To determine whether the peak pullout force (PPF) of Anterior Cervical Transpedicular Screw (ATPS) fixed in osteoporotic vertebrae positively influence screw stability or not before and after fatigue.Summary of Background Data. Multilevel cervical spine procedures with osteoporosis can challenge the stability of current screw-and-plate ...
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