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Wahba Sherif Samir SS Anesthesia Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain-Shams University, Abassia, Cairo, Egypt, - - 2013
Tranversus-abdominis plane (TAP) block is a novel technique alternative to central neural blockade in providing analgesia to the anterior abdominal wall. As such, we compared the analgesic efficacy of TAP block with low thoracic-epidural analgesia (TEA) in ischemic heart disease patients after abdominal laparotomy. Forty-four American Society of Anesthesiologists physical ...
Woo Min Su MS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, South - - 2013
This study evaluated the result of total hip arthroplasty (THA) for avascular necrosis of the femur head (AVNFH) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Nineteen THAs were performed on 13 patients with SLE. The results of these patients were compared with the results of the control group (19 patients) who ...
Small Roy S RS The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health, 217 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603, - - 2013
We hypothesized that diagnostic data in implantable devices evaluated on the day of discharge from a heart failure hospitalization (HFH) can identify patients at risk for HF readmission (HFR) within 30 days. In this retrospective analysis of four studies enrolling patients with CRT devices, we identified patients with a HFH, ...
Sagi Sashidhar V SV Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, - - 2013
There are no data specifically correlating early intravenous volume infusion (IVI) with the length of hospitalization for post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP). Retrospective cohort study of patients admitted within 24 hours after ERCP to our institute with PEP. IVI during the first 24 hours after ERCP was assessed. Primary outcome was severity ...
Kakkos Stavros K SK Department of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College, London, United - - 2013
To determine baseline clinical and ultrasonographic plaque factors predictive of progression or regression of asymptomatic carotid stenosis and the predictive value of changes in stenosis severity on risk of first ipsilateral cerebral or retinal ischemic events (including stroke). A total of 1121 patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis of 50% to ...
Chen Jun J Department of Angiocardiopathy, Affiliated Baoan Hospital of Southern Medical University, Shenzhen City, People's Republic of - - 2014
To compare the safety, efficacy, and impact on stent graft positioning between rapid artificial cardiac pacing (RACP), induced hypotension and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) induced hypotension during thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for Stanford B aortic dissection. One hundred and sixty-eight patients, who were diagnosed with Stanford B aortic dissection and ...
McDonald Matthew R MR Contact information for all authors: The Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute Center for Health Policy, Vanderbilt University, Suite 4200, South Tower, MCE, Nashville, TN 37221, (615) - - 2013
To evaluate the utility of postoperative ankle radiographs via a comparison of complication rates among patients who had ankle radiographs in the Early postoperative period versus those that obtained radiographs in a delayed fashion. Retrospective chart review. Urban level I trauma center. 1411 patients who underwent surgical fixation of an ...
Pantoni Camila Bianca Falasco CB Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy Laboratory, Nucleus of Research in Physical Exercise, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, - - 2013
Conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (C-CABG) and off-pump CABG (OPCAB) surgery may produce different patients' outcomes, including the extent of cardiac autonomic (CA) imbalance. The beneficial effects of an exercise-based inpatient programme on heart rate variability (HRV) for C-CABG patients have already been demonstrated by our group. However, there are ...
Ejima Koichiro K Department of Cardiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8666, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2013
Although various empiric adjunctive ablation techniques are widely performed with pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) to enhance the procedural efficacy of catheter ablation in non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (NPAF) patients, they are not required in all NPAF patients. Eighty consecutive NPAF patients refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs underwent a PVAI-based ablation. Structural ...
Kim Won Shik WS Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Background: In a previous study of robot-assisted neck dissection (RAND), we limited the indication for neck dissection (ND) in clinical N0 head and neck cancer (HNC). Here, we compare the results of therapeutic RAND via a retroauricular or modified face-lift (MFL) approach with outcomes from conventional ND in clinical node ...
van Diepen Sean S *Division of Critical Care and Cardiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada †Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC ‡Mid America Heart Institute, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO §East Carolina University, Greenville, NC ¶PERFUSE Angiographic Laboratory, Boston, MA ‖Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas, TX **Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, - - 2013
To evaluate angiographic and clinical outcomes associated with open and closed dissection tunnel endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH) devices. A previous PREVENT-IV (PRoject of Ex-vivo Vein graft ENgineering via Transfection IV) analysis reported that EVH for coronary artery bypass graft surgery was associated with worse outcomes than with traditional vein harvesting; ...
Wakassa Tais Bugs TB Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo Faculty of - - 2013
to evaluate the impact of the initial result of percutaneous angioplasty (PA), objectively assessed with duplex-ultrasound, in the three-years clinical outcome. thirty-nine patients with atherosclerotic disease successfully treated by PA were included (40 limbs). All patients had critical ischemia with rest pain and ischemic ulcers due to infrainguinal obstructions alone. ...
Ostri Christoffer C Department of Ophthalmology, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen, - - 2013
To report long-term results, prognostic factors and cataract surgery after diabetic vitrectomy. Retrospective review of patient files from a large diabetes centre between 1996 and 2010. Surgical history was obtained from the Danish National Patient Register. Follow-up intervals were 3 months and 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after surgery. In total, ...
Cassano Michele M Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Foggia, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2013
To assess the efficacy, tolerability and cytological alterations of nasal mucosa with various materials for nasal packing. One hundred and five patients, submitted to a nasal surgery and post-operative packing with four different materials (Clauden®, Merocel®, two-fingered glove pack with gauzes inside and Lyofoam™) were prospectively enrolled in the study. ...
Chiang Bing-Juin BJ Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, No. 7, Chung Shan S. Road (Zhongshan S. Road), Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 10002, Taiwan ; Department of Urology, Cardinal Tien Hospital, College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, No. 362, Zhongzheng Road, Xindian District, New Taipei City 231, - - 2013
We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy of prophylaxis with pipemidic acid and levofloxacin in transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy (TRUSP-Bx). From January 2002 to December 2004, patients receiving oral pipemidic acid 500 mg twice daily for three days with or without a preoperative intravenous cefazolin 1 gm injection comprised group A. Between January ...
Bertrand J J Department of Uro-Andrology, Carémeau University Hospital, Nîmes, France, - - 2013
To compare postoperative complications in patients with or without preoperative immunonutrition before cystectomy. A prospective, multicenter, pilot, case-control study was conducted during 6 months. Patients with 7-day preoperative immunonutrition were prospectively included and compared with a retrospective, matched control group without immunonutrition. Early complication rates and the length of hospital stay ...
Lai Yf Y Department of Pharmacy, Singapore General Hospital, - - 2013
Anticoagulation with warfarin is influenced by dietary changes but the effect of fasting on warfarin therapy is unknown. To study changes in International Normalized Ratio (INR) and the percentage time within therapeutic range (%TTR) before, during and after the Muslim fasting month (Ramadan) in stable warfarinised Muslim patients. In this ...
Burjek Nicholas E NE 1Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN. 2Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN. 3Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, - - 2013
To test the hypothesis that low bispectral index scores and low sedative requirements during therapeutic hypothermia predict poor neurologic outcome. Observational study of a prospectively collected cohort. Cardiovascular ICU. One hundred sixty consecutive cardiac arrest patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia. None. Eighty-four of the 141 subjects (60%) who survived hypothermia ...
Tempel M B MB Colon and Rectal Clinic of Houston, Houston, TX, USA, - - 2013
Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD) is a recently developed procedure to minimize postoperative pain from hemorrhoidectomy. This technique utilizes Doppler signals to aid ligation of hemorrhoidal arteries followed by mucopexy of redundant mucosa if needed. The aim of the present study was to assess patient satisfaction after THD. This is a ...
Grandizio Louis C LC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.. Electronic address: - - 2013
To determine whether patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are at greater risk for developing postoperative trigger digits (TD) after carpal tunnel release (CTR) compared with patients without diabetes. A retrospective review of our electronic medical records identified all patients who had undergone CTR by a single hand fellowship-trained surgeon from ...
Van den Brande P P Department of Vascular Surgery, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2013
Medical complications may prolong the hospital stay after elective carotid endarterectomy (CEA). We prospectively assessed the social and medical feasibility and safety of patient discharge on the first postoperative day after elective CEA, as well as unplanned readmissions. From June 2011 to January 2012, 57 consecutive patients scheduled for elective ...
Wright Gerald Paul GP Grand Rapids Medical Educations Partners, General Surgery Residency Program, Grand Rapids, MI, USA; Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Surgery, Grand Rapids, MI, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
The impact of preoperative percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement in patients undergoing esophagectomy is uncertain. A retrospective review was performed in consecutive patients who underwent esophagectomy. Patients were divided into groups based on whether or not they had preoperative PEG placement. One hundred seventeen patients were studied, 102 without ...
Petersen Lindsay F LF Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 1750 W. Harrison, 791 Jelke, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to evaluate symptom relief, patient satisfaction, and safety of permanent mesh following Nissen fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair. Patients who underwent Nissen fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair with permanent mesh (Crurasoft; Davol, Inc, Bard, Warwick, RI) between 2005 and 2011 were identified. A retrospective ...
Benítez-Del-Castillo Javier J Hospital de Jerez, Cadiz - - - 2013
Purpose: To ascertain the frequency of visual field examination (VFE) in patients attending public Andalusian hospitals (the SICVA study).Methods: This was a multicenter, observational, retrospective study of patients with documented and/or suspected glaucoma subject to campimetric monitoring for longer than 2 years. The numbers of VFEs performed in the first ...
Hwang Jin-Ho JH Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Severance Children's Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2013
To compare radiological and clinical results in patients operated for neuromuscular scoliosis with pelvic fixation using high-modularity spinopelvic screw (HMSP) designed by authors. Of 54 patients with neuromuscular scoliosis, group 1 comprised of 27 patients with conventional pelvic fixation; and group 2 comprised of 27 patients using HMSP. Results were ...
Shinohara N N Department of Renal and Genitourinary Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of a hydrocolloid dressing containing ceramide for hand-foot skin reaction (HFSR) on the soles of the feet in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients treated with sorafenib. Patients with grade 1 HFSR on the soles of the feet were randomly ...
Lee W J WJ Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Although more than 300 cases of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) have been reported to date, differences in clinicohistopathologic findings among affected sites have not yet been evaluated. To evaluate differences in the clinical and histopathological features of facial and extra-facial EPF. Forty-six patients diagnosed with EPF were classified into those ...
Tuijp Steven J SJ Department of Surgery, Amphia Hospital, Breda, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2013
This study aims to evaluate early results of a precuffed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) Distaflo® Mini-Cuff Bypass Graft versus autologous saphenous vein (ASV) grafting in patients with peripheral arterial obstructive disease (PAOD). This retrospective single-center study analyzed 42 patients who received a femorocrural bypass graft because of PAOD using an ASV ...
Deangelo Daniel J DJ Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, - - 2013
In this study, cytogenetic response rate after timely switching to a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) was evaluated among patients with CML-CP, after failure to achieve CCyR 1 year after imatinib initiation. An online physician-administered medical chart review was used to retrospectively collect information from 108 US-based hematologists and oncologists ...
Huang Tsan-Wen TW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan; Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Chiayi, - - 2013
Arthritic knees with advanced valgus deformity present with soft tissue and osseous anomalies that make total knee arthroplasty (TKA) difficult. We conducted a retrospective chart review of 41 patients (51 knees) to determine whether computer-assisted surgery-TKA (CAS-TKA) is superior to TKA using conventional guiding systems. A significantly higher rate of ...
Ploumis Avraam A Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; Orthopaedic Department, 424 General Army Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; Orthopaedic Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2013
The aim of this study is to evaluate prospectively the efficacy of caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI) and transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) in lumbar spinal stenosis patients with sciatic pain. Prospective clinical study. Thirty-one patients (average age 62 years) from two hospitals, with single dermotomal distribution of sciatic pain ...
Beyazal Hatice H Internal Medicine Department, Medical Faculty, Erciyes University , Kayseri , Turkey - - 2013
Abstract Introduction and objective: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) significantly increases the morbidity and mortality of patients. The aim of this study is to investigate and compare the protective effects of isotonic sodium chloride with sodium bicarbonate infusion and isotonic sodium chloride infusion with diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker, in preventing CIN. ...
Andriulli John A JA Department of Cardiology, Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, Camden, New - - 2013
The complex relationship between heart failure and atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT/atrial fibrillation [AF]) is not well understood. We examined the temporal association between changes in intrathoracic impedance, suggesting thoracic fluid accumulation, and AT/AF occurrence in cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients. A retrospective analysis was conducted on stored ...
Alcântara Antonia Célia de Castro AC From the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza CE, - - 2013
To describe a clinical practice with leflunomide (LEF) in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Patients with JIA seen between May 2008 and May 2012 and considered nonresponsive to methotrexate (MTX) were given LEF and prospectively followed. Primary outcome was a 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) of low disease activity (< 3.2) ...
Xiong Jun-Jie JJ Jun-Jie Xiong, Ai-Lin Wei, Chun-Lu Tan, Xu-Bao Liu, Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, - - 2013
To investigate the effect of preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) in jaundiced patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) undergoing major liver resections. An observational study was carried out by reviewing a prospectively maintained database of HCCA patients who underwent major liver resection for curative therapy from January 2002 to December 2012. Patients ...
Liow Ming Han Lincoln MH Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Singapore General Hospital, - - 2013
Robot-assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) improves the accuracy and precision of component implantation and mechanical axis (MA) alignment. Joint-line restoration in robot-assisted TKA is not widely described and joint-line deviation of>5mm results in mid-flexion instability and poor outcomes. We prospectively randomised 60 patients into two groups: 31 patients (robot-assisted), 29 ...
Chery Josue J Department of Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 11215, - - 2013
Patients undergoing major lower extremity amputation for peripheral arterial disease are often elderly, debilitated, and fraught with medical co-morbid conditions that place them at high risk for surgical intervention. Data from lower extremity revascularization surgeries are often extrapolated to determine which anesthetic modality to use for amputations, with preference given ...
Cross Michael B MB Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Division, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 E 70th St, New York, NY, 10021, USA, - - 2013
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) has a faster short-term recovery than total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility and safety of performing outpatient UKAs in a consecutive group of patients presenting with unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis. A total of 105 consecutive patients underwent unicompartmental arthroplasty ...
Park Seong-Hyun SH Departments of Neurological Surgery - - 2013
Object To assess the long-term outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for cerebellopontine angle (CPA) meningiomas, the authors retrospectively reviewed data from a 20-year experience. They evaluated progression-free survival as well as improvement, stabilization, or deterioration in clinical symptoms. Methods Seventy-four patients with CPA meningiomas underwent SRS involving various Gamma Knife ...
Sharareh Behnam B Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Replacement Service, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, - - 2013
We hypothesized that a postoperative clinical telemedicine tool will be effective in reducing the total number of unscheduled postoperative clinic visits and calls while increasing patient satisfaction. The medical charts of 34 patients who underwent telemedicine follow-up during their postoperative care were compared to that of 44 patients who did ...
Cohen Salomon Yves SY Centre Ophtalmologique d'Imagerie et de Laser, Paris, - - 2013
Background/Purpose: Recently, aflibercept was proposed with a protocol of a bimonthly fixed regimen. Our purpose was to evaluate the results of this regimen in patients treated with ranibizumab. Method: We conducted a retrospective analysis of consecutive patients with naïve neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated with a bimonthly fixed regimen of ...
Misumi Yusuke Y Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, - - 2013
Common atrioventricular valve (CAVV) regurgitation is widely known as a risk factor for mortality and Fontan completion in patients with functional single ventricle. Hence, we reviewed our surgical experience with CAVV plasty in Fontan candidates. Staged Fontan strategy and extracardiac total cavopulmonary connection as Fontan modification were our principal approaches ...
Hermiller James B - - 2013
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the 1-year clinical outcomes of more complex XIENCE V USA real-world patients with small versus non-small vessel lesions. Background: Patients with small vessel lesions undergoing coronary stent placement are at higher risk of major adverse cardiac events. Improved safety and efficacy ...
Wilson Sylvia H SH Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, - - 2013
Continuous lumbar plexus blocks provide excellent analgesia for total hip arthroplasty (THA), but their utility has been questioned as they may increase motor weakness. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of two different concentrations of ropivacaine on both postoperative analgesia and motor function. Thirty patients were ...
Chen Yeu-Chin YC Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, - - 2013
There are few studies on heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) reported from Taiwan and Asian countries. We conducted a prospective study to investigate the frequency of HIT in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgeries. A cohort of 54 patients was enrolled from January 01, 2010 to October 31, 2011. Patients' clinical information was ...
Cies Jeffrey J JJ 1St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, - - 2013
To reach nutrition goals, peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) often exceeds an osmolarity (Osm) of 900 mOsm/L. Evidence suggesting PPNs with Osm > 900 mOsm/L are safe in adults. However, some pediatric data suggest the PPN Osm limit should be 500-700 mOsm/L, yet A.S.P.E.N. recommends a limit of 900 mOsm/L. Materials ...
Balogh Orsolya Gabriella OG Research Institute for Animal Breeding and Nutrition Gesztenyés u. 1 Herceghalom H-2053 - - 2013
The primary objective of this study was to use macroscopic and histological features of corpora lutea with a cavity and anovulatory cystic ovarian structures, present in 90 pairs of abattoir-derived dairy cow ovaries, as the basis to clarify the nomenclature of ovarian structures. Excluding morphologically normal ovarian fol-licles (antrum < ...
Chen Hong-Lin - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between perioperative corticosteroids administration and the incidence of pressure ulcers (PUs) in cardiovascular surgical patients. A retrospective analysis was performed on data from consecutive patients who had cardiac surgery in 2012. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to ...
Jogo Atsushi - - 2013
To retrospectively evaluate risk factors for aggravation of esophageal varices (EV) within 1 year after balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) of gastric varices (GV) and to clarify suitable timing for upper endoscopy to detect EV aggravation after B-RTO. Participants included 67 patients who underwent B-RTO for GV between January 2006 and ...
Yazdi Hamidreza - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether gentamicin irrigation solutions provide a potential new tool to prevent joint infection after arthroscopic ACL reconstruction. In this prospective randomized study, 360 consecutive ACL recondition patients were randomized in two groups alternately from Feb 2008 to March 2012. In the first ...
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