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Titiyal Jeewan S JS Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Services, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 110029, India, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to describe a modified technique of sutureless DSAEK with continuous pressurized internal air tamponade. This was a prospective interventional case series, single-center, institutional study. Twenty-seven patients with corneal decompensation without scarring were included. Aphakic patients and patients with cataractous lens requiring IOL implantation surgery ...
Walden Andrew P - - 2014
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the most common infectious reason for admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The GenOSept study was designed to determine genetic influences on sepsis outcome. Phenotypic data was recorded using a robust clinical database allowing a contemporary analysis of the clinical characteristics, microbiology, outcomes and ...
Tran Mai M Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United - - 2014
Study Design Retrospective analysis. Clinical Question Is there a difference between the screw-rod construct (SRC) procedure without wiring and the SRC procedure with wiring with respect to fusion, implant failure, reoperation, donor-site morbidity, and complication rates? Patients and Methods We performed a retrospective analysis of 26 patients who underwent C1-2 fixation between 2004 ...
Yu Shengqiang S Urology Department, Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital, Medical College of Qingdao University, Yantai, - - 2014
Retroperitoneoscopic live donor nephrectomy has been performed in many countries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the inguinal incision as a route for hand-assisted manipulation and allograft retrieval. From April 2011 to June 2012, a prospective clinical study of 21 cases of retroperitoneal live donor nephrectomy was performed ...
Shaikh Aseem Arif AA Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, GangNamGu, IrWon Dong 50, Seoul, 135-710, South - - 2014
The treatment of knee arthritis with coexistent bone or joint sepsis is challenging. Despite the condition causing considerable morbidity, there is no generally agreed-upon approach to its treatment. We used aggressive débridement of the knee and implantation of intraoperatively molded articulating antibiotic cement spacers with 4 g vancomycin and 2 g streptomycin ...
Lo Tsia-Shu TS Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China; Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, School of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China. Electronic address: - - 2014
The study aims to assess the morphology of anterior armed transobturator collagen-coated polypropylene mesh and its clinical outcomes in pelvic reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. II-3 Evidence obtained from several timed series with intervention. Classification: Case series. The study was done at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital from April 2010 ...
Wei Jian-Wei JW Department of Orthopedics, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, People's Republic of - - 2014
There are no large series comparing the distally based perforator-plus sural fasciocutaneous flap used in pediatric and adult populations. The flaps were divided into two groups: the children (patient's age < 14 years) group (n = 53) and the adults (patient's age ≥ 18 years) group (n = 148). We compared flap-viability-related complications and their potential risk factors. ...
Fuentes Susana S Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The - - 2014
Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) can be effectively treated by infusion of a healthy donor faeces suspension. However, it is unclear what factors determine treatment efficacy. By using a phylogenetic microarray platform, we assessed composition, diversity and dynamics of faecal microbiota before, after and during follow-up of the transplantation from ...
Maccallum Niall S - - 2014
Debate remains whether the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) identifies patients with clinically important inflammation. Defining criteria may be disproportionately sensitive and lack specificity. We investigated the incidence and evolution of SIRS in a homogenous population (following cardiac surgery) over seven days to establish the relationship between SIRS and outcome; ...
Dai Wing Chiu WC Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, 102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong, China. - - 2014
This study reviews the outcomes of retransplantation using living-donor right-liver grafts. A retrospective study of liver retransplants performed between 1996 and 2013 was conducted. The retransplants were divided into the DD group (with deceased donors) and the LD group (with living donors). Survival outcomes were analyzed. The DD group contained ...
Nassar Ahmed A Transplantation Center, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, OH - - - 2014
Introduction: Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) of the liver is a promising preservation modality that holds the potential to better preserve and even repair marginal grafts. In spite of several literature studies showing the benefits of NMP over cold storage, there is paucity of data regarding the mechanisms involved in the ...
Ragunathan Suganiah S Department of Ophthalmology, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, 8000, Århus, Denmark, - - 2014
To compare precut and surgeon-cut organ cultured donor corneas for DSAEK. A total of 119 consecutive eyes treated with DSAEK were retrospectically identified. 65 grafts were cut by the surgeon (Moria, ALTK System) prior to DSAEK and 54 grafts were precut by laboratory technicians from the Danish Eye Bank (Horizon ...
Pacini Davide D Department of Cardiac Surgery, S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, - - 2014
Although antegrade selective cerebral perfusion (ASCP) provides good brain protection during aortic arch surgery, the issue of distal organ protection during circulatory arrest remains to be clarified. The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate the outcome of aortic arch surgery using ASCP at different temperatures, focusing on visceral ...
Lee Seung Duk SD Center for Liver Cancer, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. - - 2014
The low graft-to-recipient weight ratio (GRWR) in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is one of the major risk factors affecting graft survival. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether the lower limit of the GRWR can be safely reduced without portal pressure modulation in right-lobe LDLT. From ...
Quarch Verena M A VM Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Asklepios Clinic St. Georg, Lohmühlenstr. 5, 20099, Hamburg, - - 2014
Because of the potential donor site morbidity, cartilage lesions of more than 3 cm(2) in size are considered to be critical regarding autologous osteochondral transplantation (OCT). In this study, the potential donor site morbidity for large defects should be reduced by means of OBI TruFit Plugs. An autologous OCT was carried ...
Penning Sophie S GIGA-Cardiovascular Sciences, Institut de Physique, Université de Liege, Institut de Physics, Allée du 6 Août, 17 (Bât B5), B4000 Liege, Liege, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2014
This research evaluates the impact of the achievement of an intermediate target glycemic band on the severity of organ failure and mortality. Daily Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score and the cumulative time in a 4.0 to 7.0 mmol/L band (cTIB) were evaluated daily up to 14 days in 704 ...
Kayashima Hiroto H Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan, - - 2014
To evaluate the anatomical variations in the middle hepatic vein tributaries (V5/V8) for determining the reconstruction strategy in right lobe living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The V5/V8 variations were examined in 268 patients and were classified into three and two types, respectively. The reconstruction rate (RR), patency rate (PR) and ...
Ciancio Gaetano G 1 Miami Transplant Institute, Department of Surgery, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL. 2 Miami Transplant Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL. 3 Address correspondence to: Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., Miami Transplant Institute, Jackson Memorial Hospital and The Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, P.O. Box 012440 (R-440), Miami, FL - - 2014
In searching for an optimal induction regimen, we conducted two separate randomized trials of 38 living donor and 90 deceased donor adult, primary kidney transplant recipients comparing antithymocyte globulin (Thymoglobulin) (group A, N=43) versus alemtuzumab (group B, N=43) versus daclizumab (group C, N=42), using exactly the same three treatment arms ...
Acar Banu Torun BT *Department of Ophthalmology, Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; and †Department of Ophthalmology, Istanbul Medipol University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) as a tamponading agent after donor placement during Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) surgery and to compare the outcomes with those of air. Forty-four eyes of 44 consecutive patients who underwent DSEK were ...
Robert Magali M Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Calgary, Calgary, and University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, and University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, - - 2014
To compare anatomical and patient-reported outcomes at 12 months postoperatively for women who had anterior compartment pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery using a repair augmented with porcine small intestine submucosa mesh (Mesh Group) compared with those who had a native tissue repair (No Mesh Group). This was a randomized controlled ...
Karlsson Matilda M Matilda Karlsson, RN, is a Nurse, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery and Burn Intensive Care, University Hospital of Linköping, Sweden. Margareta Lindgren, PhD, RN, is, a Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing Science, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. Ingmarie Jarnhed-Andersson, RN, is a Nurse, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery and Burn Intensive Care, University Hospital of Linköping, Sweden. Erkki Tarpila, MD, PhD, is a Senior Plastic Surgeon, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital of Linköping, - - 2014
The primary objective of this study was to compare Aquacel (ConvaTec, Skillman, New Jersey), Allevyn (Smith & Nephew, St Petersburg, Florida), and Mediskin I (Mölnlycke, Health Care AB, Gothenburg, Sweden) in the treatment of split-thickness skin graft donor sites. This study was performed as a prospective randomized, 3-arm, clinical study. ...
Del Piñal Francisco F Instituto de Cirugía Plástica y de la Mano, Private Practice and Hospital Mutua Montañesa, Santander, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
To present our experience in distal thumb amputations reconstructed by partial toe to hand transfers with special emphasis on manual workers. Twenty-five patients who experienced amputation of the thumb distal to the interphalangeal joint, excluding pure soft tissue losses, were included in the study. All but 2 were manual workers. ...
Tachibana Toshiya T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, 663-8501 - - 2014
In management of patients with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis, organism isolation by biopsy is generally considered to be of primary importance when constructing a treatment plan. In our clinical practice, however, patients can be successfully treated even without identifying the organisms. The objective of this study is to review our clinical ...
Wirthmann Anna A Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, - - 2014
The radial forearm flap (RFF) is known for its excellent and reliable results regarding defect coverage though donor site morbidity represents a persisting problem. Integra is widely used in reconstructive surgery. This study aims to assess long-term outcomes regarding functionality and cosmesis after donor site coverage with respect to esthetic ...
Sahin Ismail I Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2014
Patients suffering major burns of more than 50% total burn surface area lack an adequate skin graft donor site to resurface extensive burn wounds and usually need widely meshed autografting and allografting. Anything over the 3:1 expansion ratio is strongly associated with low graft take, poor or delayed epithelialization, and ...
Dong Nuo N Affiliated Xiamen Eye Center of Xiamen University, 336 Xiahe Road, Xiamen 361001, Fujian Province, - - 2014
To evaluate the outcomes and safety of lamellar keratoplasty (LK) assisted by fibrin glue in corneal perforations. Six eyes of 6 patients affected by different corneal pathologies (2 posttraumatic corneal scar and 3 bacterial keratitis) underwent LK procedures by using fibrin glue. The mean corneal perforation diameter was 1.35±0.64mm (range, ...
Angel M A MA Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Murcia, Murcia, - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of superovulation protocols in improving the efficiency of embryo donors for porcine nonsurgical deep-uterine (NsDU) embryo transfer (ET) programs. After weaning (24 hours), purebred Duroc sows (2-6 parity) were treated with 1000 IU (n = 27) or 1500 IU (n = 27) of eCG. ...
Garbelini de Oliveira Flavio Roberto FR Division of Thoracic Surgery, Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2013
Hyperhidrosis (HH) is a disease whose physiopathology remains poorly understood and that adverserly affects quality of life. There are no morphological studies that include an adequate control group that allows for comparison of the ganglion of HH to those of normal individuals .The purpose of study was analyze morphological and ...
Gasparrini B B Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, Federico II University, Via F. Delpino 1, 80137 Naples, - - 2013
The aim of this research was to estimate the variability between buffalo as oocyte donors. In Experiment 1, reproductive variables were retrospectively analyzed in buffalo (n=40) that underwent repeated ovum pick up (OPU), over 16 puncture sessions (PS). The follicular recruitment among individuals and the relationship between follicular population and ...
Nagata Shigeyuki - - 2013
Previous studies have demonstrated that oxidative stress by mediating the excessive production of reactive oxygen species is involved in tissue damage and organ failure during and after surgery. The impact of the preoperative immunonutrition including antioxidants on the postoperative course of patients undergoing hepatic surgery was investigated in this pilot ...
Wester Jacob L - - 2013
ObjectiveMajor causes of donor site morbidity after free flap harvest are lack of split-thickness skin graft (STSG) take and tendon exposure. Long-term cosmesis remains poor. AlloDerm has shown cosmetically better donor site healing, albeit prolonged healing. We sought to evaluate the use of STSG with AlloDerm compared with STSG alone.Study ...
Läuchli Severin - - 2013
Background: Split-thickness skin graft (STSG) donor sites sometimes cause more postoperative morbidity for patients than the wound covered with the graft. Yet, there is no consensus on which dressings are best suited to treat these donor sites. Objective: To evaluate two commonly used modern wound dressings in the postoperative healing ...
Shanmugasundaram Saseendar S Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, 225, Vazhudavur Road, Kathirkamam, Puducherry, India 605 - - 2014
Controversies still exist regarding the optimal diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in patients with prosthetic joint infections (PJI). How effective are preoperative and intraoperative cultures in isolating organisms and how do these culture results compare to one another? What are the results of surgical treatment of PJI in the hip and ...
Miranda B H - - 2013
The pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous (LD) flap is a popular breast reconstruction choice, representing approximately 50% of procedures undertaken in the UK. Donor site drain use may reduce complication rates, however no evidence exists regarding the duration of back drain use for LD flap breast reconstruction and calls have been ...
Brown Emile N - - 2013
Use of the ulnar forearm flap (UFF) is limited by concerns for ulnar nerve injury and impaired perfusion in the donor extremity. Twenty UFFs were performed over a 6-year period. All patients underwent postoperative bilateral upper extremity arterial duplex studies. A subset of postoperative patients (n = 10) also had ...
Moreno Paula - - 2013
Extended donors (EDs) are safely used to increase the donor pool in lung transplantation (LT), but their influence in critically ill patients (extended recipients [ERs]) remains controversial. We compared LT outcomes matching optimal donors (ODs) or EDs with optimal recipients (ORs) or ERs. Three hundred and sixty-five LTs were reviewed. ...
Kim Miyoung - - 2013
We compared preoperative autologous blood donation (PABD) using serial manual whole blood (WB) and PABD using a single session, double-unit erythrocytapheresis in terms of the hemodynamic recovery and clinical outcomes. This study included 56 donors in the WB PABD group and 117 donors in the double-unit erythrocytapheresis PABD group. All ...
Tustin Aaron - - 2013
To determine whether the application of subconjunctival 2% lidocaine/0.1% methylparaben for anesthesia may reduce rates of endophthalmitis after intravitreal (IVT) injection. We performed in vitro experiments to determine the antibacterial properties of 2% lidocaine/0.1% methylparaben (lidocaine) against causative organisms of endophthalmitis. Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Streptococcus viridans ...
Sugihara Kohei K Departments of Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, - - 2013
Perioperative nutritional care is important to maintain preoperative and postoperative nutritional status. However, few reports have investigated energy metabolism after hepatectomy. The aim of this study was to determine differences in energy metabolism, blood biochemistry, and nutritional status before and after liver resection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and ...
Yamato Masafumi - - 2013
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and multiple organ failure often occur via the crosstalk between inflammation and coagulation, which is mediated by High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1). In septic shock, Polymyxin-B direct hemoperfusion (PMX-DHP) ameliorates hemodynamics by endogenous cannabinoid adsorption and improves pulmonary oxygenation by indirect cytokine reduction through the ...
Medeiros Juliana - - 2013
To analyze the morphology of the oviduct of commercial egg-laying hens supplemented with organic minerals. A total of 2,400 Dekalb hens at 42 weeks of age were included in the study. Throughout the period of the experiment (10 months, divided into 4 periods of 10 weeks each) a supplement was ...
Lars P Kamolz L P PK Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, - - 2013
Split skin grafting is a widely used technique for reconstructing skin defects. Although a vast number of different coverage options for donor sites have become available in daily clinical practice, no optimum dressing material has been found to date. For this reason, we conducted a globally-distributed online survey to poll ...
Della Valle Vincenzo - - 2013
<p><bold>Purpose:</bold> To evaluate retrospectively the outcomes of 15 consecutive mushroom-shaped penetrating keratoplasties performed by using excimer laser for both the recipient bed and the fresh donor corneas.</p><p><bold>Methods:</bold> Fifteen eyes of 14 patients who underwent excimer laser mushroom-shaped penetrating keratoplasty from October 13, 2010, to October 14, 2011, were included in ...
Du Qiang - - 2013
To evaluate and compare the scalp and the abdomen as split-thickness skin graft donor sites for aural stenosis repair. A total of 34 patients with aural stenosis were included in the study. All the patients underwent meatoplasty using split-thickness skin grafts. Among them, the skin graft donor site was the ...
Zhang Xujie - - 2013
Continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) is an important organ supportive technique. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of early classic CVVH on the outcomes of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) patients with early organ failure (EOF). Between 2008 and 2012, a total of 44 SAP patients with EOF were admitted to ...
Cleland Heather - - 2013
Cadaveric cutaneous allografts are used in burns surgery both as a temporary bio-dressing and occasionally as definitive management of partial thickness burns. Nonetheless, limitations in the understanding of the biology of these grafts have meant that their role in burns surgery continues to be controversial. A review of all patients ...
Ho Michael Wing Sung - - 2013
IMPORTANCE The fibula free flap donor site has been associated with short-term donor site morbidity, most commonly delayed healing. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a negative pressure dressing (NPD) system in the management of fibula free flap donor sites that required skin graft closure. DESIGN Cohort study comparing a ...
Kilic Arman - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether functional status is a predictor of outcomes after redo lung transplantation (LTx). Adults undergoing redo LTx after implementation of the Lung Allocation Score (May 2005 to December 2010) were identified in the United Network for Organ Sharing database. Patients were stratified ...
Lo Tsia-Shu - - 2013
Anterior vaginal mesh (AVM) combined with sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSF) yields better long-term success rates over anterior colporrhaphy (AC) in advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery, with a low rate of mesh-related complications. Medical records of 198 patients who underwent surgery for POP between January 2006 and March 2010 were ...
Assadian Ojan - - 2013
This prospective, randomised study compares a new transforming methacrylate dressing (TMD) with a silver-containing carboxymethylcellulose dressing (CMC-Ag) after application to split-thickness skin graft (STSG) donor sites. This was an unblinded, non-inferiority, between-patient, comparison study that involved patients admitted to a single-centre burn unit who required two skin graft donor sites. ...
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