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Hwang Yoohwa Y Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Thoracoscopic lobectomy has been widely performed on patients with early-stage lung cancer; meanwhile indications of thoracoscopic segmentectomy have not been clearly defined due to technical difficulties and unclear oncological outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare early and late outcomes between thoracoscopic segmentectomy and thoracoscopic lobectomy. Between January ...
Okajima Hanae H Department of Anesthesiology, Nishi-Kobe Medical Center, 5-7-1 Kojidai, Nishiku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-2273, Japan, - - 2014
Both paravertebral block (PVB) and thoracic epidural block (TEB) are recommended for postoperative pain relief after lung surgery. The addition of fentanyl to the anesthetic solution became popular for TEB because of the stronger effects; however, there have been few comparable trials about the addition of fentanyl to PVB. The ...
Gil Hyo-Wook HW 0000-0003-2550-2739 Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, - - 2014
Paraquat (PQ) has known negative human health effects, but continues to be commonly used worldwide as a herbicide. Our clinical data shows that the main prognostic factor is the time required to achieve a negative urine dithionite test. Patient survival is a 100% when the area affected by ground glass ...
Ulger Hüseyin H Department of Emergency Medicine, Kirikkale University Faculty of Medicine, Kirikkale, - - 2014
Background The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of volume-controlled hemorrhage and hypothermia on rats with blunt chest trauma, evaluating bacterial translocation (BT), lung tissue malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO) levels, and erythrocyte deformability (ED). Methods In our study, 10 animals each were included in 6 groups. Groups were ...
Griffith David E - - 2014
Background:Isolation of Mycobacterium abscessus subsp abscessus (MAA) is common during Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease therapy but there is limited information about the clinical significance of the MAA isolates. Methods:We identified 53/180 patients (29%) treated for MAC lung disease who had isolation of MAA during MAC lung disease therapy. ...
Engler Michael M Cactus Feeders Inc.,2209 West - - 2014
Mortality during the finishing phase in beef steers has increased over the last 13 years at a rate of 0.05% per year for cattle fed in Cactus Feeders' operations. A change in the demographics of placements has also occurred, in that heavier weight cattle are being placed as compared to ...
Lin Fei F Department of Anesthesiology, Tumor Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, - - 2014
THE AIM WAS TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTS OF TWO DIFFERENT VENTILATORY STRATEGIES: Pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) versus volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) in elderly patients with poor pulmonary function during one-lung ventilation (OLV). The patients were enrolled into the study having poor pulmonary function (forced expiratory volume in 1 s <1.5 L) and ...
Parks Nancy L NL Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute, Alexandria, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine if improvements in knee function after arthroplasty could be practicably measured in the clinical setting using available, validated technology. The tools we assessed included a timed test of common activities, a platform posturography analysis, and a portable gait laboratory device to quantify ...
López Iker I Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Transplant Unit, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain - - 2014
There are doubts about the age limit for lung donors and the ideal donor has traditionally been considered to be one younger than 55 years. The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes in lung transplantation between organs from donors older and younger than 60 years. We performed ...
Vanderhelst Eef - - 2014
Effective microbiogical eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) can be obtained, but its effect is not always clear-cut in terms of spirometric indices. The aim of this observational prospective cohort study was to study the potential effect of eradication of chronic MRSA infection on ...
Cuenca-Fernández Francisco F 1Physical Education and Sport Department. Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two protocols of post-activation potentiation (PAP) on swim start performance (SS).Fourteen trained swimmers (10 men and 4 women) volunteered for this study. An intra-group design of randomised repetitive measurements was applied. A previous SS trial, performed after a standard ...
Hillerdal Gunnar G Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, - - 2014
Background: Lung volume reduction surgery can improve lung function and working capacity in severe heterogeneous emphysema. Endobronchial lung volume reduction (ELVR) performed by one-way valves inserted via a flexible bronchoscope can result in a moderate but significant improvement in lung function and exercise tolerance, eliminating the surgical risks. Objectives: Most ...
Iudici Michele M Rheumatology Unit, Second University of Naples, II Policlinico, Via Pansini 5, Naples 80131, Campania, - - 2014
To investigate the long-term disease course of patients with recently deteriorated systemic sclerosis (SSC)-interstitial lung disease (ILD) undergoing continuous immunosuppressive treatment with cyclophosphamide (CYC) as induction therapy. A total of 45 consecutive SSc patients were treated with weekly pulses of 500mg of CYC up to 10-g cumulative dose followed by ...
de la Motte Louise L *Dept. of Vascular Surgery, Rigshospitalet, and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark †Section for Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark ‡Institute for Inflammation Research, Dept. of Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology, Rigshospitalet, and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark §Dept. of Cardiovascular Radiology, Rigshospitalet, and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark ¶Dept. of Anesthesiology, Rigshospitalet, and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark ‖Center for Clinical Education, Capital Region of Denmark, and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, - - 2014
To evaluate effects of preoperative high-dose glucocorticoid on the inflammatory response and recovery after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). The postimplantation syndrome after EVAR may delay recovery due to the release of proinflammatory mediators. Glucocorticoids may reduce postoperative inflammatory responses and enhance recovery, but with limited information on EVAR. A ...
Park Woo Young WY Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, - - 2014
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a technically difficult and lengthy procedure requiring optimal depth of sedation. The bispectral index (BIS) monitor is a non-invasive tool that objectively evaluates the depth of sedation. The purpose of this prospective randomized controlled trial was to evaluate whether BIS guided sedation with propofol and ...
Fadahunsi Opeyemi O Department of Medicine, Reading Health System, West Reading, PA, - - 2014
Amiodarone is one of the most frequently prescribed antiarrhythmic agents. Despite its widespread use, it is associated with systemic side effects. Pulmonary toxicity, the most severe adverse effect of amiodarone, has usually been described in the context of chronic amiodarone use. We report a case of an 80-year-old male presenting ...
Al-Otaibi Sultan T ST Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi - - 2014
The aim was to identify respiratory symptoms and respiratory function of welders in comparison to a "nonexposed group." Information was collected by means of a questionnaire completed during an interview, and spirometry of all subjects. This study involved 41 welders and 41 comparable nonexposed group. Sixteen (39%) welders reported bringing ...
Nakashima Shota S Second Department of Internal Medicine, Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, - - 2014
A 65-y-old Japanese man was referred to the respiratory medicine department because of abnormal radiologic findings. High-resolution chest computed tomography scans revealed a geographic dis-tribution of ground-glass opacities and associated thickening of the interlobular septa (crazy-paving patterns) in both lower lobes. He had a habit of drinking 400-500 mL of ...
Iftikhar Imran H IH University of South - - 2014
Over the last several years, numerous trials have been carried out to check the efficacy of one-way valves in the management of advanced emphysema. While the design of the valves has not altered much, by selectively studying these valves in a select group of participants, such as those with and ...
Gupta Punkaj P Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to describe the incidence, etiologies, predictors, and outcomes of extubation failure in children undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). A Retrospective, observational study was designed to evaluate clinical outcomes. . The study was conducted in a cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) setting at a single, ...
Kilgert Beate B Department of Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, - - 2014
Background: Fear of pain and sedation-related adverse events are impediments for patients to attend endoscopic screening or surveillance programs. Objective: To investigate the long-term effect of different sedation protocols in patients undergoing screening or surveillance endoscopy. Moreover, motivation of patients to decline endoscopic procedures was evaluated by focusing on the ...
Beck Jr J Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Department of Clinical Perfusion, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus, New York, NY, USA - - 2014
Delayed perfusionist identification and reaction to abnormal clinical situations has been reported to contribute to increased mortality and morbidity. The use of automated data acquisition and compliance safety alerts has been widely accepted in many industries and its use may improve operator performance. A study was conducted to evaluate the ...
Lucatelli Pierleone P Vascular and Interventional Radiology Unit, Department of Radiological Sciences, "Sapienza", University of Rome, 324, Viale Regina Elena, 00161, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
To evaluate whether ultrasound (US) assistance can decrease the rate of complications related to the use of vascular closure devices (VCDs). A retrospective comparative study was done on 150 consecutive patients who had a VCD inserted under US guidance after retrograde common-femoral-artery (CFA) puncture. This group was compared to a ...
Probst Stefan - - 2014
IntroductionFast-track treatment in cardiac surgery has become the global standard of care. We compared the efficacy and safety of a specialised post-anaesthetic care unit (PACU) to a conventional intensive care unit (ICU) in achieving defined fast-track end-points in adult patients after elective cardiac surgery.MethodsIn a prospective, single blinded, randomized study, ...
Han Yang-Dong YD Department of Anesthesiology, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, 130033, - - 2014
The effect of different concentrations of rocuronium bromide used for anesthesia induction during thyroid surgery on the intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring was evaluated. One hundred patients undergoing thyroid operation were randomized into five groups (20 patients per group). Patients in group I were operated and monitored without the use ...
Holdefer Robert N RN Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, 325-9th Ave, Box 359740, Seattle, WA, 98104-2499, - - 2014
The aim was to compare the effects of propofol and desflurane anesthesia on transcranial motor evoked potentials (MEPs) from pediatric patients undergoing surgery for spinal deformities. Desflurane and propofol cohorts (25 patients each) were obtained retrospectively and matched for patient characteristics and surgical approach. MEPs from the thenar eminence and ...
Deng Xiaogeng X Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, GuangZhou, - - 2014
Introduction This clinical analysis compared the characteristics and outcomes of modified laparoscopic Swenson (MLSw) and laparoscopic Soave (LS) procedures for short-segment Hirschsprung disease (HD) in children. Patients and Methods This clinical analysis involved a retrospective series of 42 pediatric patients with HD who underwent surgery from March 2007 to July 2012. Patients ...
Mydam Janardhan J Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA, - - 2014
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated clinical outcomes in PPHN in relation to echocardiographic (EC) markers, score of neonatal acute physiology, perinatal extension, version II (SNAPPE II) scores, inotropic agent use, and the amount of fluid received as boluses. ...
Ioscovich Alexander A Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Treatment, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Hebrew University, POB 3235, Jerusalem, 91031, Israel, - - 2014
Cervical incompetence complicates approximately 1 in 500 pregnancies and is the most common cause of second-trimester spontaneous abortion and preterm labor. No prospective or large retrospective studies have compared regional and general anesthesia for cervical cerclage. Following IRB approval, we performed a retrospective study in the two main medical centers ...
Boku Aiji A Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka University, 1-8 Yamadaoka, Suita 565-0871, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine which nostril is more suitable for nasotracheal intubation in patients with normal patency of both nostrils. Prospective, randomized clinical trial. Operating room of a university medical center. 191 ASA physical status 1 and 2 patients scheduled for elective oral surgery requiring general anesthesia with nasotracheal intubation. Patients were ...
Wang Wei Z WZ Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 301, Las Vegas, NV, 89102, USA, - - 2014
The purpose for the present study was to determine which anesthetic method, local anesthesia versus tumescent, is superior for liposuction in terms of adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) survival in lipoaspirate; which component, lidocaine versus lidocaine with epinephrine, in anesthetic solutions could affect ASC survival; and which mechanism, necrosis versus apoptosis, ...
Meco Basak Ceyda BC Department of Anesthesiology and ICM, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the combined ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block (SCB) and distal median, radial, and ulnar nerve blocks, with the supraclavicular block alone. Sixty-two patients undergoing upper extremity surgery were randomized to supraclavicular only (Group S, n = 31) or supraclavicular + distal (Group SD, n = 31) group. Patients ...
Na H S HS Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, South - - 2014
We investigated the effects of magnesium sulphate on blood coagulation profiles using rotational thromboelastometry in patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery. Patients were randomly allocated to the magnesium group (n = 22) or control group (n = 22). The magnesium group received intravenous magnesium sulphate (50 mg.kg(-1) followed by a continuous infusion of 15 mg.kg(-1) .h(-1) ...
Fassoulaki Argyro A Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Aretaieio University Hospital, Athens, - - 2014
Adequate postoperative analgesia may enhance recovery. The efficacy of continuous wound infusion vs intermittent epidural ropivacaine for postoperative analgesia was investigated. Prospective randomized, observer blind trial. Aretaieio University Hospital. Patients scheduled for open abdominal hysterectomy or myomectomy. Patients received 10 mL of 0.75% ropivacaine along the skin incision before skin closure, ...
Yavuz Alpaslan A From the Department of Radiology, Yuzuncu Yil University Hospital, School of Medical Science, Keve Kampüs, 65100 Van, Turkey (A.Y.); Department of Anesthesiology, Medstar Hospital, Antalya, Turkey (M.Y.); Department of Radiology, Dicle University School of Medical Science, Diyarbakır, Turkey (C.G.); and Department of Radiology, Akdeniz University Hospital, School of Medical Science, Antalya, Turkey (E.A., - - 2014
Purpose To compare procedure times and complication rates of preincisional ultrasonographic (US) evaluation and perioperative US guidance in percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) with those of the current standard of care, PDT performed without image guidance. Materials and Methods Between December 2007 and January 2011, 341 patients were included in this ...
Dinh Vi Am VA Department of Emergency Medicine (V.A.D., D.H., H.B.N.), Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care (V.A.D., S.F., A.C., H.S., P.G., D.H., H.B.N.), and School of Medicine (S.L., P.S.), Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California USA. - - 2014
Sonographic evaluation of neck anatomy before performing percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) has been shown to predict PDT success. In this study, we compared the real-time, long-axis, in-plane approach to the traditional bronchoscopically guided landmark technique. Data were analyzed from a prospectively maintained PDT database at a university tertiary care medical ...
O' Sullivan Katie E KE Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, - - 2014
Background Retrograde transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) can be performed under local anesthesia (LA) or general anesthesia (GA); however, a wide variation in practice exists. Methods PubMed was searched between 2009 and 2013. Data were extracted from eligible studies. Random-effects meta-analysis was performed using DerSimonian Laird between-study variance. Results There was no statistically ...
Gorovoy Ian R IR Department of Ophthalmology, University of California , San Francisco, California , - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the outcomes of same-day versus next-day repair of fovea-threatening rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (FT RRD). Design: Retrospective, multi-surgeon observational case series. Methods: Operative reports and medical records were reviewed to evaluate a number of visual and anatomic outcomes, including presenting features, intraoperative complications, and postoperative results in ...
Krall Eva M EM From the Department of Ophthalmology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, - - 2014
To assess the efficacy of a heparin-surface-modified (HSM) hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) (EC-1YH PAL) and the same IOL without heparin coating (EC-1Y-PAL) by the flare and cell intensity in the anterior chamber after uneventful cataract surgery. Department of Ophthalmology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria. Comparative case series. Routine phacoemulsification ...
Hui Catherine C The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, - - 2014
The Ponseti method of congenital idiopathic clubfoot correction has traditionally specified plaster of Paris (POP) as the cast material of choice; however, there are negative aspects to using POP. We sought to determine the influence of cast material (POP v. semirigid fibreglass [SRF]) on clubfoot correction using the Ponseti method. ...
Assersen Kristine K Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, - - 2014
Background The effect of intravascular stenting (IVaS) on microvascular anastomoses has given adverse results. For experienced microsurgeons the benefit of IVaS is doubtful. We have investigated the potential benefit of the IVaS technique for two groups of inexperienced microsurgeons with different surgical levels of experience (medical students and young residents). Experienced ...
Medani Samar S Nephrology, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland - - 2014
♦ Background: The percutaneous Seldinger method of peritoneal dialysis catheter (PDC) insertion has gained favor over recent years whereas traditionally it was reserved for patients considered not fit for general anesthesia. This blind technique is believed to be less safe, and is hence avoided in patients with previous laparotomy incisions. ...
Coolsen Marielle M E MM Department of Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The - - 2014
Background: Pancreaticoduodenectomies (PDs) are complex surgical procedures that require high-standard perioperative care. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of implementing an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program for PD on patient outcome. Methods: 230 patients undergoing PD in the Maastricht University Medical Centre between January 1995 ...
Whyte Simon D SD From the *Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, BC Children's Hospital and Department of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; †Pediatric Anesthesia, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; ‡Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; §Pediatric Cardiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee; ∥Pediatric Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah; ¶Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; #Cardiology, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado; **Division of Cardiology, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa; ††Pediatric Anesthesia, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and ‡‡Children's Heart Centre, BC Children's Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, - - 2014
Patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS) may experience a clinical spectrum of symptoms, ranging from asymptomatic, through presyncope, syncope, and aborted cardiac arrest, to sudden cardiac death. Arrhythmias in LQTS are often precipitated by autonomic changes. This patient population is believed to be at high risk for perioperative arrhythmia, specifically ...
Lefevre N N Clinique du Sport Paris V, 75005 Paris, France; Institut de l'Appareil Locomoteur Nollet, 75017 Paris, France; Clinique Maussins-Nollet, 75019 Paris, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The main objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of outpatient surgery in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. We hypothesized that if the patient underwent the procedure within a dedicated organization, safety would be ensured. A non-randomized, prospective, comparative, single-operator study conducted in 2012-2013 included all patients undergoing ...
Sawhney Vinit V Department of Cardiology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Queen Mary University of London, - - 2014
It is critical that clinical trial researchers ensure efficient and successful patient recruitment. Recruitment is often slower than expected and required sample sizes not obtained within initial funding deadlines. There is little rigorous evidence supporting ways to improve recruitment. We hypothesized making telephone contact with subjects prior to hospital attendance ...
Abbo Olivier - - 2014
The aim of our study was to assess the postoperative course of bilateral anterior sternothoracotomy (BAT) in children with sarcoma metastases, in a curative care perspective. We reviewed the records of seven patients younger than 18 years old, who underwent surgical procedures for sarcoma metastasis to the lung between 2000 ...
Välimäki Juha O JO From the Department of Ophthalmology, Päijät-Häme Central Hospital, Lahti - - - 2014
This pilot study, the first of its type, was conducted to determine the clinical outcome of glaucoma drainage implant (GDI) surgery supplemented with injectable crosslinked hyaluronic acid (HA) in patients with severe glaucoma. This was a retrospective chart study involving 10 eyes of 10 patients with severe glaucoma (glaucomatous visual ...
Abdel-Ghaffar Hala S HS From the Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, - - 2014
This study aims to compare and evaluate the effect of adding ketamine as an adjunct to lidocaine for intravenous regional anesthesia (IVRA) on intraoperative and postoperative analgesia, the onset and recovery times of sensory and motor block, and tourniquet pain. Forty patients undergoing surgery of the hand or forearm under ...
Babaliaros Vasilis V Structural Heart and Valve Center, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TF TAVR) performed in a catheterization laboratory (minimalist approach [MA]) with TF TAVR performed in a hybrid operating room (standard approach [SA]). A MA-TF TAVR can be performed without general anesthesia, transesophageal echocardiography, or a surgical hybrid ...
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