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Moxey P W - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The aim was to analyse contemporary data on the number of surgical revascularization procedures performed each year in England, and their outcome. METHODS: Hospital Episode Statistics and Office for National Statistics data were used to quantify numbers and identify factors associated with outcome after all femoropopliteal and femorodistal bypass ...
Chatzikyriakou Sofia V - - 2011
PURPOSE: Assessment of circulating levels of collagen-derived peptides has been proposed as a useful tool to monitor indirectly myocardial collagen metabolism in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. The potential link between circulating concentrations of collagen metabolism biomarkers and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has not been adequately evaluated. With the ...
Katolik Leonid I - - 2011
Open capsular debridement is an excellent option for the treatment of elbow arthritis. This technique is particularly indicated in a patient population physiologically younger than 60 years. Given the young age and high functional demand of patients with primary osteoarthritis of the elbow, prosthetic replacement is generally not recommended. Open ...
Karadeniz Emre - - 2011
: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether plate fixation with screws in an oblique fashion would change the strength of the fixation to bending forces and whether any relationship existed between deformity and increased strength of fixation. : Rear leg tibias from 2-year to 3-year-old sheep were ...
Kleinerman V - - 2011
hree orthodontic procedures are described that are used to prevent, intercept, and correct malocclusions at three distinct stages of dental development. Each stage of development (5 to 7 years, 8 to 12 years, and 12 years through adulthood) uses an appliance selected from a series of several preformed sizes. All ...
Caruso Salvatore - - 2011
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To exclude a neuromuscular denervation damage due to prosthetic mini-invasive surgery using transobturator tape (TOT) by pre and postoperative electromyography (EMG) of the striated urethral sphincter. METHODS: Seventeen women with SUI were enrolled by urogynecologic and urodynamic examination. Each of them underwent EMG of striated urethral sphincter ...
Bonet-Coloma Cristina - - 2011
To present a large series of oral haemangiomas in children, analyzing the clinical characteristics, treatment and outcome of oral haemangiomas in 28 children. We conducted an observational retrospective study, reviewing medical records with clinical diagnosis of haemangioma between 1990 and 2006 at the Children's Maxillofacial Surgery Service of the Hospital ...
Stafyla V - - 2011
Postoperative lymphorrhea is a major complication of axillary lymphadenectomy. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of type I collagen in postoperative lymphorrhea in mastectomy patients. Eighty patients that underwent modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer were randomized in two groups. In group A (collagen group, n ...
Tainmont J - - 2011
In 1687, the poet was stricken by an aphonia that would last six months. He underwent a cure at a spa in the Massif Central, but without result. The correspondence between Boileau and his friend Racine allows us to relive the atmosphere of being a spa guest in the 17th ...
Maiuri F - - 2011
Spinal meningiomas mainly occur in old patients, with a remarkable female prevalence. This study investigates the different features between younger and older patients in an adult population (>18 years). A surgical series of 120 adult patients operated on for spinal meningiomas at the Neurosurgical Clinic of the "Federico II" University ...
Giordano M - - 2011
The study assessed the spontaneous repair of large critical full-thickness defects (FTD) in not mature and still growing sheep model and compared repaired tissue after Pridie's technique to the same technique combined with type I collagen matrix. Thirty-six FTD were divided into group 1 (untreated), group 2 (treated according to ...
Mullaji Arun - - 2011
The weightbearing axis of the limb goes from the pelvis to the ground and includes the hindfoot. However, the influence of hindfoot alignment on mechanical axis and overall limb alignment after TKA is unclear. We therefore addressed the following questions: (1) Does hindfoot alignment change after TKA for knee osteoarthritis? ...
Hong Young Joon - - 2010
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a usual dose of simvastatin (20 mg/day) on plaque regression and vascular remodeling at the peri-stent reference segments after bare-metal stent implantation. We retrospectively investigated serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings in 380 peri-stent reference segments (184 proximal and 196 ...
Etame Arnold B - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess for peri-operative factors associated with brain shift following craniotomy for subdural grid electrode placement. A retrospective analysis of cases operated at a single institution was undertaken, examining 63 consecutive patients undergoing craniotomy for subdural grid placement for seizure monitoring between 2001 and ...
Yen Chun-Po - - 2010
Increased signals on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging usually interpreted as radiation-induced changes or brain edema is a common short- to mid-term complication after Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), although its nature remains to be clarified. Early draining vein occlusion with resultant brain edema or hemorrhage, although ...
Stein Marco - - 2010
Primary spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) with secondary intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) accounts for the highest in-hospital mortality after stroke. To analyze predictors and the role of acute hydrocephalus in outcome, especially 30-day mortality or an unfavorable outcome at 6 months. In addition, a new risk stratification tool for SICH- IVH was ...
Bhatia K S S - - 2010
Although previous studies have documented correlations between pre-treatment or post-treatment primary tumour volumes and local outcome following definitive concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), no study has included and compared tumour volumes during CCRT. We reviewed the MRIs of 69 HNSCC patients treated with a ...
Dos Santos Marcos Antonio - - 2011
Patients with cavernous sinus meningiomas (CSM) have an elevated risk of surgical morbidity and mortality. Recurrence is often observed after partial resection. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), either alone or combined with surgery, represents an important advance in CSM management, but long-term results are lacking. A total of 88 CSM patients, treated ...
Xu Desheng - - 2011
Aim The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the authors' experience using gamma knife radiosurgery in the management of primary orbital varices. Methods Fourteen patients, six males and eight females, with ages ranging from 7 to 56 years of age, were treated with gamma knife radiosurgery from April ...
Wasay Mohammad - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to analyze the baseline characteristics and outcomes of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients at our center over the last 18 years. Patients with ICH (first-time) were identified from medical records using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes from 1988 to 2005. Patients were divided into ...
Abud D G - - 2011
The use of Onyx in the treatment of intracranial AVMs has increased the cure rate of endovascular embolization compared with the use of liquid adhesive agents. Inadvertent occlusion of the draining veins before the complete exclusion of the nidus constitutes a major risk of bleeding. We report a case series ...
Jo Kwang-Wook - - 2011
The aim of this study is to investigate the outcomes of asymptomatic meningiomas (MNGs) after a variety of treatment modalities, including observation, microsurgery (MS), and gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS). From 1996 to 2008, 154 patients with asymptomatic MNGs were treated, and their medical records and imaging data were retrospectively analyzed. ...
Kim Yun Taek - - 2011
Patients with choroidal hemangioma (CH), a benign ocular hamartoma, frequently presents with visual disturbance as a result of exudative retinal detachment (RD), which originates in subretinal fluid accumulation. We report our experience using the Leksell Gamma Knife in the management of symptomatic CH. Seven patients with symptomatic CH (circumscribed form ...
Nagy Gábor - - 2010
OBJECT: The role of radiosurgery in the treatment of cavernous malformations (CMs) remains controversial. It is frequently recommended only for inoperable lesions that have bled at least twice. Rehemorrhage can carry a substantial risk of morbidity, however. The authors reviewed their practice of treating deep-seated inoperable CMs to assess the ...
Loh Yince - - 2010
OBJECT: The Onyx liquid embolic system (Onyx) was approved in the European Union in 1999 for embolization of lesions in the intracranial and peripheral vasculature, including brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and hypervascular tumors. In 2001 a prospective, equivalence, multicenter, randomized controlled trial was initiated to support a submission for FDA ...
Frederick Jeremy - - 2010
CASE DESCRIPTION: 5 aged (≥ 17 years old) horses developed life-threatening Internal hemorrhage following IV administration of phenylephrine at 3 hospitals. CLINICAL FINDINGS: All 5 horses developed severe hemothorax, hemoabdomen, or both within minutes to hours following administration of phenylephrine. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME: Four of 5 horses died of hemorrhagic ...
Pirracchio Romain - - 2010
The number of elderly patients proposed for brain tumor removal is increasing. Only few data on long-term functional prognosis after intracranial surgery are available. Prospective, observational study of all patients greater than 70 year of age operated for intracranial tumors. Two scales for health status evaluation were used: Karnofsky Performance ...
Dehdashti Amir R - - 2010
OBJECT: In this study, the authors evaluated how an appropriate allocation of patients with occipital arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) who were treated according to different strategies would affect nonhemorrhagic headache, visual function, and hemorrhage risk levels. METHODS: Of the 712 patients with brain AVMs in the Toronto Western Hospital prospective database, ...
Kapoor Sumit S Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, - - 2011
We assessed clinical outcome and long-term tumor control after fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) for unilateral schwannoma. Between 1995 and 2007, 496 patients were treated with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD); 385 patients had radiologic follow-up that met the inclusion criteria. The primary endpoint was treatment failure. ...
Chen Xiaonan - - 2011
Background and purpose. The options for managing spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) include conservative treatment, surgical removal of the haematoma and minimally invasive treatment with clot aspiration and subsequent fibrinolytic therapy. The discussion over which treatment is best for ICH remains controversial and management of patients with spontaneous ICH continues to be ...
Vinchon-Petit S - - 2010
We evaluated the safety and the efficacy of doxorubicin drug eluting beads "CM-BC1" when used locally in a 9L glioma model. Twenty microlitres of 1mg/ml CM-BC1 (4μg/rat), 10mg/ml CM-BC1 (40μg/rat) or unloaded beads were injected into the brain of 27 rats which was analyzed on day 8, month 3 or ...
Lv Xianli - - 2011
Embolization of grade III-V intracranial DAVFs using Onyx is feasible with promising results, indicating stability at the time of mid-term follow-up. This article is to evaluate the role of transarterial Onyx embolization in the treatment of grade I and II intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs), including its limitations and risks. ...
Scaglione F E - - 2010
White lions (Panthera leo krugeri) have never been common in the wild, and at present, the greatest population is kept in zoos where they are bred for biological and biodiversity conservation. During the years 2003 to 2008 in a zoological garden in northern Italy, 19 white lions were born to ...
Rughani Anand I - - 2010
OBJECT: The Subdural Evacuating Port System (SEPS) was recently introduced as a novel method of treating chronic subdural hematomas (SDHs). This system is a variation of the existing twist-drill craniostomy methods for treating chronic SDH. Compared with craniotomy or bur hole treatment of chronic SDH, this system offers the possibility ...
Monaco Edward A - - 2010
OBJECT: The authors performed a retrospective review of prospectively collected data to evaluate the safety and efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the treatment of patients harboring symptomatic solitary cavernous malformations (CMs) of the brainstem that bleed repeatedly and are high risk for resection. METHODS: Between 1988 and 2005, 68 ...
Bink Andrea - - 2011
Dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF) draining into a dural sinus without recruitment of cortical veins is regarded as relatively benign lesion and treatment is advocated only if the patient is severely affected by the symptoms. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes in patients who received endovascular ...
Honig S - - 2010
Sphenoid wing meningiomas represent a difficult to access subtype of intracranial meningiomas involving important neurovascular structures such as the optic nerve, cavernous sinus or carotid artery. They cause neurological compromises by direct compression of adjacent cranial nerves. Insidious and aggressive dural, bony, and orbital involvement produces several difficulties for adequate ...
Palmer Shawna L - - 2010
The aim is to prospectively assess early neurocognitive outcome of children who developed cerebellar mutism syndrome (CMS) following surgical resection of a posterior fossa embryonal tumor, compared with carefully matched control patients. Children who were enrolled on an ongoing IRB-approved protocol for treatment of embryonal tumors, were diagnosed with postoperative ...
Hassaneen Wael - - 2011
Object Multiple craniotomies have been performed for resection of multiple brain metastases in the same surgical session with satisfactory outcomes, but the role of this procedure in the management of multifocal and multicentric glioblastomas is undetermined, although it is not the standard approach at most centers. Methods The authors performed ...
Koga Tomoyuki - - 2010
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the thalamus carry a high risk of hemorrhage. Although stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is widely accepted because of the high surgical morbidity and mortality of these lesions, precise long-term outcomes are largely unknown. To review our experience with SRS for thalamic AVMs based on the latest follow-up ...
Liao Hui - - 2010
To study the effect and mechanism of Tianhuang Granule (, THG) on: hydrocephalus in the patients with acute cerebral hemorrhage (ACH) through intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring, serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) level observation, and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scoring (for nerve function de ficit). Sixty patients with ACH ...
Wong Sui-To - - 2010
OBJECT: In theory, the purpose of the treatment of cerebral radionecrosis (CRN), a nonneoplastic condition, is to minimize loss of brain function by preventing the progression and reversing some of the processes of CRN. In a practical sense, factors for achieving this purpose may include the following: removal of a ...
Nagasaka Toru - - 2011
Neuroendoscopy is a promising therapeutic option for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We sought to compare the clinical outcomes between neuroendoscopic surgery and craniotomy for spontaneous ICH. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and radiographic data of 43 patients treated with 23 neuroendoscopic procedures (endoscopy group) and 20 microsurgical procedures (craniotomy group). ...
Kollmar Rainer - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The prognosis of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) is poor because of the mass effect arising from the hematoma and the associated peri-hemorrhagic edema, leading to increased intracranial pressure. Because the efficacy of surgical and anti-edematous treatment strategies is limited, we investigated the effects of mild induced hypothermia ...
Lakhdar F - - 2010
Intracranial meningiomas are very rare in children, comprising only 0.4 to 4.1% of pediatric tumors and only 1.5 to 1.8% to all intracranial meningiomas. The goal of this study of pediatric meningiomas was to establish their epidemiological profile as well as their clinical and radiological features, to assess the long-term ...
Oztas Murat Orhan - - 2010
Subungual pigmentation is a very common problem and can result from pigments derived from melanin, blood, or fungi. Subungual hematoma usually appears as a reddish to reddish-black pigment depending on the age of the bleed, and it can easily be misdiagnosed as melanoma. In this study, we tried to show ...
Lee Su-Shin - - 2010
A retrospective analysis of intracranial compartment volume changes in children with sagittal craniosynostosis was performed to clarify the therapeutic objectives of corrective surgery. Chart and computed tomographic review of 53 consecutive children with previously unoperated sagittal synostosis was performed, and preoperative and postoperative computed tomographic scans were examined and compared ...
Shamji Mohammed F - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Treatment options for Chiari I malformations include posterior fossa decompression (PFD) with additional techniques including laminectomy, intradural exploration, and duraplasty. Neuroimaging findings of cisterna magna volume, syringomyelia, and intraoperative ultrasonography may tailor surgical intervention. METHODS: We developed an algorithm classifying symptomatic Chiari I patients into three groups to define ...
Sekula Raymond F RF - - 2010
OBJECT: Stereotactic radiosurgical rhizolysis using Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) is an increasingly popular treatment for medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia. Because of the increasing use of GKS for trigeminal neuralgia, clinicians are faced with the problem of choosing a subsequent treatment plan if GKS fails. This study was conducted to identify ...
Erdogan Ersin - - 2010
AIM: There have been several treatment modalities to reduce the volume of the syringomyelic cavity and the pressure on the brainstem in Chiari Malformation Type I (CM-I). Foramen magnum decompression with and without duroplasty were compared in this retrospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 2003 to 2006, 27 patients suffering ...
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