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Schwyzer Lucia L Department of Neurosurgery, Kantonsspital Aarau, Aarau, - - 2015
To evaluate the subjective outcome and quality of life (QoL) of patients who suffered from aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and underwent endovascular coiling or microsurgical clipping in a single center. For this retrospective single-center study, we included patients who underwent aneurysm occlusion at the Cantonal Hospital of Aarau between January 2000 ...
Kimura Hidehito H Department of Neurosurgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1, Kusuniki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0017, Japan, - - 2015
In order to prevent cerebral vasospasm (VS) following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), we introduced combined enteral nutrition (EN) and parenteral nutrition (PN) with oral cilostazol administration to the postoperative patient after SAH and investigated the effect on VS. After aneurysmal SAH, 130 postoperative patients were enrolled in this study between ...
Colognato R R GeXNano srl, Gerenzano, Varese, Italy - - - 2014
The aim of this study was to develop a pharmacogenetic- (PGx) driven approach for a controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) treatment protocol used for in vitro fertilization procedures. The enrolled patients were genotyped for a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) N680S, within the FSHR. Seventy-eight women, who had previously received at least ...
Abrisqueta J J Department of General Surgery, Colorectal Unit, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Clinical Hospital, University of Murcia, Murcia, - - 2014
Postoperative ileus is the most common complication after ileostomy closure with an increase in morbidity, hospital stay, and health care costs. The aim of this study is to assess the utility of a new technique for reducing postoperative ileus after protective ileostomy closure. This is a prospective randomized study registered ...
Whittaker Amy A From the *Sydney Children's Hospital; and †Prince of Wales Hospitals, Randwick; and ‡University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, - - 2014
It is thought that the function of a damaged kidney will deteriorate further with time because of impaired maturation and compensatory hyperfiltration. The aim of this study was to determine changes in relative renal function (RRF) over time in children with vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) and/or urinary tract infection (UTI) where ...
van Loon Maarten C MC *Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; †The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research; and ‡Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of stapedotomy in cochlear implant candidates with far-advanced otosclerosis (FAO). Systematic review of literature and meta-analysis. PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched for "stapedotomy" and "far-advanced otosclerosis" and their synonyms. The search was carried out on November 28, 2013; no language restrictions were applied. The ...
Lin Tsan-Shiun TS From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
Venous insufficiency after microsurgical replantation/revascularization remained to be a vexing problem for finger failure, despite the level of amputation. Other than redo the venous anastomosis, alternative methods such as subdermal pocket procedure (SDP) can be used. The aim of this study was to incorporate SDP immediately at the time of ...
Rish Adam A Laserase, Sydney, NSW, - - 2014
A review of 242 facial treatments, in 86 different patients, with polyacrylamide gel (PAAG) was carried out by the author between 2003 and 2013. To evaluate by retrospective study the long-term outcomes of PAAG filling for facial contouring. To quantify adverse events and patient comfort in prior mixing 0.3 mL of ...
Wodack Karin H KH 1Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. 2Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Center of Surgical Sciences, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. 3Laboratory of Pathology, Lübeck, - - 2014
In severe acute pancreatitis, the administration of fluids in the presence of positive fluid responsiveness is associated with better outcome when compared to guiding therapy on central venous pressure. We compared the effects of such consequent maximization of stroke volume index with a regime using individual values of stroke volume ...
Baki Mehmet Emre ME Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty of Karadeniz Teknik University, 61000 Trabzon, Turkey. - - 2014
This study aims to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of metal-on-metal dysplasia cup total hip arthroplasty (THA) for hip osteoarthritis secondary to developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Between May 2009 and October 2011, THA was performed on 27 hips (7 Crowe type II, 9 Crowe type III, 11 ...
Casadaban Leigh C LC 1 University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to characterize the temporal evolution and clinical impact of laboratory liver function parameters after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation. MATERIALS AND METHODS. In this single-institution retrospective study, 157 patients (98 men and 59 women; median age, 55 years) underwent TIPS between 2000 ...
Nota Sjoerd P F T SP Orthopaedic Hand Service, Yawkey Center, Suite 2100, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114 - - 2014
There is a need to determine the difference in response to mail, e-mail, and phone in clinical research surveys. We enrolled 150 new and follow-up patients presenting to our hand and upper extremity department. Patients were assigned to complete a survey by mail, e-mail, or phone 3 months after enrollment, altering ...
Chou Franklin H FH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1010, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term outcomes of first metacarpal extension osteotomy for early trapeziometacarpal arthritis. We retrospectively reviewed 13 patients who underwent first metacarpal extension osteotomy at our institution between 1996 and 2005 and obtained subjective and objective outcome data. Mean follow-up was 9.9 years (range 6 ...
Ferreira Laso Lourdes L Vitoria-Gasteiz, Zaragoza, and Logroño, Spain From the Department of Anesthesiology and Postoperative Care, Araba Research Unit, and Department of Pharmacy, Araba University Hospital; the Department of Surgery, Zaragoza University Hospital; and the Department of Economics and Business, University La - - 2014
There is no consensus on the efficacy of postoperative infusion of local anesthetics after radical mastectomy. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-groups clinical trial was conducted in a tertiary hospital. Eighty consecutive women with operable breast cancer with indications for modified radical mastectomy without breast reconstruction were assigned randomly to receive ...
Molavi Sima S Cleveland, Ohio From the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve - - 2014
The Global Burden of Disease ranks migraine headache among the most disabling of conditions, and in the United States, migraine headache is one of the top five causes of visits to the emergency room. As migraineurs turn to surgical treatment for relief, it is unknown how migraine frequency influences outcomes. ...
Mikami Jota J Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, - - 2014
It is controversial whether the treatment strategy for gastric cancer should be different for elderly patients. We herein evaluated the feasibility of gastrectomy and the risk factors for postoperative complications in octogenarians with gastric cancer. We retrospectively collected data on 441 consecutive patients who underwent total or subtotal gastrectomy for ...
Raia-Barjat Tiphaine T Department of Gynecological and Oncological Surgery, University Medical Center, Saint Etienne, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to analyze the medical and economic interest of OSNA molecular technique, compared to conventional postoperative histopathologic evaluation for sentinel lymph node exploration in breast cancer patients. This retrospective cost-benefit study was conducted in the French Universitary Hospital of Saint Etienne on patients who received ...
Ridding Gus G Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, - - 2014
To trial a method of audit of first trimester uterine artery pulsatility index (PI) measurements, to assess the effect of feedback on operator performance, to determine whether operator experience affects measurement performance, and to define whether an operator's measurement profile affects the screen positive rate for early-onset pre-eclampsia. Uterine artery ...
Yoong Philip P Department of Radiology, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK, - - 2014
To describe and evaluate ultrasound-guided hydrodilatation via the rotator interval for the treatment of adhesive capsulitis. Patients referred to our department with adhesive capsulitis were consented for hydrodilatation. Inclusion criteria included a failure to respond to conservative treatment and the absence of full thickness rotator cuff tear. Twenty-one milliliters of ...
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 ...
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. ...
Schulz-Schüpke Stefanie S Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität, Munich, Germany2DZHK, Partner Site Munich Heart Alliance, Munich, - - 2014
The role of vascular closure devices (VCD) for the achievement of hemostasis in patients undergoing transfemoral coronary angiography remains controversial. To compare outcomes with the use of 2 hemostasis strategies after diagnostic coronary angiography performed via transfemoral access-a VCD-based strategy with 2 types of devices, an intravascular device and an ...
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