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Leither Maxwell D MD Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, - - 2013
Bacterial endocarditis in dialysis patients is associated with high mortality rates. The literature is limited on the long-term outcomes of valvular replacement surgery and the choice of prosthesis in dialysis patients with bacterial endocarditis. Dialysis patients hospitalized for bacterial endocarditis from 2004 to 2007 were studied retrospectively using data from ...
Chen Fengshi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We evaluated postoperative respiratory management of living donor lobar lung transplantation (LDLLT). METHODS: Perioperative variables were reviewed in 21 patients who underwent LDLLT at our institution. Recipients were kept intubated for at least two d after LDLLT to maintain optimal expansion of the implanted lobes. Subsequently, if weaning from artificial ...
Malard F - - 2013
This retrospective report compared the results of graft source on outcome after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) in patients with hematologic malignancies receiving a reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) regimen. 152 patients received either a RIC allo-SCT using a 9/10 mismatched unrelated donor (MisMUD, n=42) or a double unrelated umbilical cord blood ...
Esperatti Mariano - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:: To validate a set of predictors of adverse outcomes in patients with ICU-acquired pneumonia in relation to clinically relevant assessment at 28 days. DESIGN:: Prospective, observational study. SETTING:: Six medical and surgical ICUs of a university hospital. PATIENTS:: Three hundred thirty-five patients with ICU-acquired pneumonia. INTERVENTIONS:: None. MEASUREMENTS AND ...
Xu Rong R Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, - - 2013
Effluent white cell count (WCC) is among the important prognostic factors for peritonitis outcome, but its trend has never been studied. We aimed to explore the clinical characteristics and outcomes of peritonitis episodes having different trends in effluent WCC change in the first 5 days. For each peritonitis episode, we ...
Chok Kenneth Sh - - 2013
Controversy exists over whether living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) should be offered to patients with high Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores. This study tried to determine whether a high MELD score would result in inferior outcomes of right-lobe LDLT. Among 411 consecutive patients who received right-lobe LDLT at ...
Sato K - - 2013
Intraoperative blood loss (IBL) usually predominates during the dissection of the native liver. A right-lobe living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) sometimes requires an additional procedure to obtain an autologous vein from the recipient for the vascular reconstruction. These procedure can sometime contribute to progressive coagulopathy causing unexpected bleeding. Therefore, we ...
Erdil Tunc - - 2013
The aim of this study was to analyze the pre- and intraoperative risk factors that affect the development of postoperative systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). Medical records on 317 adult patients with the complete data who underwent single-stage PCNL and followed at our center were retrospectively ...
Chuangsuwanich Apirag - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of combined herbal extracts in a gel preparation (Cybele(®) Scagel) in reducing scar development at a split-thickness skin graft donor site. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, double-blind control study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of Scagel in 15 patients ...
Kim Seong Hoon - - 2013
Insufficient is the evidence defining the safe minimal remnant volume after living donor hepatectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of living donors with a remnant-to-total volume ratio (RTVR) less than 30% after right hepatectomy by the selection criteria: preservation of middle hepatic vein (MHV), age<50 ...
Shum H P - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. Endotoxins and cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis of multi-organ failure and mortality in patients suffering from severe Gram-negative bacterial infection. The aim of this study was to determine whether in patients with such infections, use of a haemofilter with enhanced endotoxin haemoadsorption and cytokine removal properties ...
Liu Catherine - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The role of vancomycin in surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis and high-risk patients who are most likely to benefit remains unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We determined the impact of targeted use of vancomycin on (1) the incidence of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI); and (2) the incidence of PJI from methicillin-resistant organisms in patients ...
Lim C C - - 2013
Autoantibodies may precede the clinical onset of disease in up to two-thirds of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). There is thus concern that antinuclear antibody (ANA) positivity in living kidney donors may eventuate in development of lupus nephritis post-uninephrectomy. Post-uninephrectomy, we routinely examine living kidney donors at 6 weeks, ...
Rollins K E - - 2013
This study aimed to assess the impact of early incentive spirometry on the incidence of chest infection in patients undergoing laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. A retrospective review on all consecutive laparoscopic donor nephrectomies (LDN) performed at a single institution from January 2008 to August 2012 was performed. We performed 84 LDN. ...
Yoshii Toshitaka T Department of Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. - - 2013
A prospective analysis Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of new synthetic porous/dense composite hydroxyapatite (HA) for use in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) has been traditionally used as the "gold standard" for ACDF. The significant complication rate associated with harvesting tricortical ICBG, ...
Wang Lihua - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Patients with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) have lower pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function. We hypothesized that pelvic reconstructive surgery could improve PFM function and strength. METHODS: The controlled, nonrandomized study recruited 37 POP patients in the Prolift group and 30 non-POP patients in the control group. Two ...
Arias Aníbal - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Basal left atrial volume (LAV) indexed to body surface area (LAVI) predicts adverse events in patients with organic mitral regurgitation, but information is lacking regarding change in left atrial volume during follow-up. METHODS: One hundred forty-four asymptomatic patients (mean age, 71 ± 12 years; 66% women; mean ejection fraction, ...
Piazza Cesare - - 2013
Venous thrombosis (VT) is the primary reason for microvascular free flaps (MFFs) failure. Different series have addressed the influence of venous anastomosis, end-to-end (ETE) vs. end-to-side (ETS), on this issue in head and neck (HN) microsurgery, but a consensus about the optimal technique to be adopted is still lacking. The ...
Sankar Punnaivanam - - 2013
A conceptual basis to define and detect organic functional groups is developed. The basic model of a functional group is termed as a primary functional group and is characterized by a group center composed of one or more group center atoms bonded to terminal atoms and skeletal carbon atoms. The ...
Baron Pedro W - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to compare the outcome of pediatric recipients of kidneys procured using a hand-assisted laparoscopic (HALDN group) to an open technique (ODN group). Twenty-eight patients ≤18 yr old (HALDN group) were compared with 17 patients (ODN group). The serum creatinine for HALDN and ODN groups at ...
Sipola Seija - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of preoperative changes in sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score, daily norepinephrine (NE) dose, lactate, C-reactive protein, and white blood cell count among patients with colectomy in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 77 ...
Lelubre Christophe - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: The duration of red blood cell (RBC) storage before transfusion may alter RBC function and supernatant and, therefore, influence the incidence of complications or even mortality. METHODS: A MEDLINE search from 1983 to December 2012 was performed to identify studies reporting age of transfused RBCs and mortality or morbidity ...
Mazzocca Augustus D - - 2013
PURPOSE: To assess molecular and histologic differences between the proximal (intra-articular) and distal (extra-articular) portions of the long head of the biceps (LHB) tendon in 3 different disease states (biceps instability, tendinosis, and degenerative joint disease [DJD]) compared with a healthy tendon (fresh frozen). METHODS: We used 32 LHB tendons ...
Bahler Clinton D - - 2013
This study compares donor quality of life (QOL) with extirpative (simple or radical) patients' QOL after laparoscopic nephrectomy and analyzes factors predictive of mental QOL for donors. One hundred one donors and 48 extirpative laparoscopic nephrectomy patients filled out the SF-36v2 form at pre- and postoperative visits, and scores were ...
Bassetto Franco F Institute of Plastic Surgery, University of Padova, - - 2013
No perfect solution yet exists for dermal fillers. The authors hypothesized that autologous dermis can be processed in an operator-friendly manner and adopted in selected patients as a filler, following the principle of replacing "like with like." The authors designed a prototype "cutting chamber" to morsel dermis into an injectable ...
Noormohamed Mohamed S - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Deceased cardiac donors (DCDs) have become a useful source of organs for liver transplantation; nevertheless, there are concerns about the longevity of these grafts. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to resuscitate DCD porcine livers as a preclinical model using ...
Kai Shi - - 2013
We retrospectively assessed outcomes after treating severe contractures of the first web space from burns with the reverse posterior interosseous flaps (RPIF). Twelve consecutive patients (ages 18-58 years) with burns from 10% to 70% (mean, 30.1%) total body surface area and severe contractures of the first web space of the ...
Kim B - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors and clinical characteristics of community-acquired acute pyelonephritis (CA-APN) caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing organisms. METHODS: From March 2010 to February 2011, patients with CA-APN were recruited in 11 hospitals in South Korea. Clinical and microbiological data were collected ...
Du Zhi-Yong ZY Department of General Surgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, - - 2013
To study the feasibility and safety of middle segmental pancreatectomy (MSP) compared with pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and extended distal pancreatectomy (EDP). We studied retrospectively 36 cases that underwent MSP, 44 patients who underwent PD, and 26 who underwent EDP with benign or low-grade malignant lesions in the mid-portion of the pancreas, ...
Hummel Richard - - 2013
PURPOSE: Poor arterial inflow during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) may necessitate arterial revascularisation using aorto-hepatic bypasses with supraceliac (SC) or infrarenal (IR) allografts. This study compared both techniques focusing on the patients' preoperative conditions, postoperative graft/organ function, complications and survival. METHODS: Fifteen out of 114 OLT patients underwent revascularisation (7 ...
Thekkinkattil Dinesh Kumar - - 2013
Latissimus dorsi (LD) myocutaneous flap is a popular method of breast reconstruction which can be associated with high incidence of seroma formation. Quilting sutures at the harvest site are used to reduce this. Barbed sutures are self anchoring sutures which avoid multiple knotting and can be useful in quilting. A ...
Rombach Saskia M - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The cost-effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) compared to standard medical care was evaluated in the Dutch cohort of patients with Fabry disease. METHODS: Cost-effectiveness analysis was performed using a life-time state-transition model. Transition probabilities, effectiveness data and costs were derived from retrospective data and prospective follow-up of ...
Rossetto Luis Antonio - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Seroma formation at the donor site of the transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap was evaluated in 48 patients who underwent breast reconstruction with either quilting sutures and suction drains (QS+DN group) or quilting sutures alone (QS group) or suction drains alone (DN group). Clinical and ultrasound examinations were performed ...
Van De Wauwer Caroline - - 2013
Donations after circulatory death (DCD) lung grafts are an alternative to extend the donor pool in lung transplantation. This study investigates the use of an in situ lung perfusion system (ISLP) in the donor to evaluate category I-II lungs. Pigs were sacrificed by ventricular fibrillation. All animals underwent 20 min of ...
Wang Qiao - - 2013
Biliary atresia (BA) is a major cause of chronic cholestasis, a fatal disorder in infants. This study was undertaken to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of primary living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in comparison with the traditional first-line treatment, the Kasai procedure. We assessed 28 children with BA at age ...
Kobayashi Akira - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the in vivo corneal changes in patients with bullous keratopathy who underwent Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) with the use of in vivo laser confocal microscopy. DESIGN: Single-center, retrospective clinical study. PARTICIPANTS: Five eyes of 4 patients (3 men, 1 women; mean age, 61.3±9.6 years) with bullous ...
Cao Qi - - 2013
In spite of rapid growth in the use of vaginally placed mesh in pelvic reconstructive surgery, there are few reports on the long-term efficacy and safety of mesh-augmented repairs. To compare the long-term outcomes of modified pelvic floor reconstructive surgery with mesh (MPFR) versus traditional anterior-posterior colporrhaphy (APC) for the ...
Kim Somi S Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, - - 2013
Full thickness skin grafts (FTSG) offer several advantages; they are esthetically superb, have less postoperative shrinkage, and offer minimal postoperative pain and scar formation at the donor site. As a donor site of FTSG, the groin offers a relatively large area of skin with high elasticity. The aim of this ...
Wiser A - - 2013
Basic semen analysis is insufficient for determining the fertility potential. The aim of this study was to determine if hyperactivated motility (HAM) and acrosome reaction (AR) can be useful tests for evaluating semen quality during male infertility evaluations and to help the clinician decide whether regular insemination or intracytoplasmic sperm ...
Tsai Shang-Feng - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) among living kidney donors (LKDs) is seldom included in evaluations of patients' outcomes. Potential risk factors and new criteria for estimating the glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) indexed for body surface area (BSA) were investigated with a view to prevent the development ...
Costantini Elisabetta - - 2013
Introduction: We investigated the relationship between posterior vault prolapse and overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms or detrusor overactivity (DO) and their changes after surgical repair. Methods: Forty-three patients with vault prolapse and prevalent posterior compartment prolapse underwent pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery: 28 received colposacropexy and 15 were treated by the ...
van Nood Els E Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2013
Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection is difficult to treat, and failure rates for antibiotic therapy are high. We studied the effect of duodenal infusion of donor feces in patients with recurrent C. difficile infection. We randomly assigned patients to receive one of three therapies: an initial vancomycin regimen (500 mg orally ...
Toth Ildiko - - 2013
Mortality due to septic-shock-induced respiratory failure remains high. A recent meta-analysis suggested that IgM-enriched immunoglobulin treatment may be beneficial in these patients. In this prospective randomised controlled pilot study we investigated the effects of IgM-enriched immunoglobulin treatment in patients with early septic shock accompanied by severe respiratory failure. 33 patients ...
Matsushima Hajime - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Prolonged hyperbilirubinemia (HB) following living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) can be a risk factor for early graft loss and mortality. However, some recipients who present with postoperative hyperbilirubinemia do recover and maintain a good liver function. AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors for ...
Shukla U - - 2013
Has the change in donor anonymity legislation in UK affected the recruitment of men wanting to be sperm donors and also affected the attitudes of the practitioners who provide donor sperm treatment? We have performed fewer IUI and IVF treatments using donor sperm following the change in legislation in April ...
Salamon Charbel G - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To prospectively evaluate the use of a particular polypropylene Y mesh for robotic sacrocolpopexy. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 120 patients who underwent robotic sacrocolpopexy. We compared preoperative and 12-month postoperative objective and subjective assessments via the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q), the Pelvic Floor ...
Vignes S - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess potential complications of autologous lymph-node transplantation (ALNT) to treat limb lymphoedema. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. METHOD: All limb-lymphoedema patients, followed up in a single lymphology department, who decided to undergo ALNT (January 2004-June 2012) independently of our medical team, were included. RESULTS: Among the ...
Song G-W - - 2013
ABO-incompatible (ABOi) adult living donor liver transplantation (ALDLT) is a feasible therapeutic option for countries with a scarcity of deceased donors. This report presents our initial experiences in ABOi ALDLT in 10 patients between December 2008 and September 2009. The mean age of recipients was 48.5 ± 5.7 years (range, ...
Chiang Chieh - - 2013
Two women (24 and 27 years old) noted pain in the affected ankle of several years' duration. Radiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed osteochondral lesions of the talus in both patients. The lesion sites measured 1.3 × 1.0 × 0.4 cm (0.52 cm(3)) and 2.0 × 1.9 × 0.5 cm ...
Sharma Kumkum - - 2013
To study whether the administration of recombinant human erythropoietin increases the amount of autologous blood that can be collected before orthopaedic surgery. We conducted a randomized controlled trial of recombinant human erythropoietin in 68 adults scheduled for elective orthopedic procedures. The patients received either erythropoietin 600 units/kg of body weight ...
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