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Sidebottom Ryan C RC Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2014
This paper sought to determine if there were an association between drain placement and the incidence of wound complications. A single-center institutional review board-approved retrospective study between 2001 to 2008, comparing 680 kidney transplant patients who either had a drain placed or were left undrained. Linear regression modeling was used ...
Fujioka Masaki M Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center, Nagasaki, Japan; email: - - 2014
Wound coverage using a flap, most commonly a perforator or rotation flap, often is required for the closure of extensive sacral pressure ulcers. To assess the duration of wound healing and postsurgical complications following two types of surgical closure procedure, perforator and rotation flaps, a retrospective study was conducted among ...
Kim Seung-Ju SJ Department of Orthopaedics , New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ , - - 2014
Background and purpose - Distraction osteogenesis (DO) has been used to gain height in short statured individuals. However, there have been no studies comparing the clinical outcome of limb lengthening based on the etiology of the short stature. We assessed whether different underlying diagnoses are associated with varied clinical outcomes ...
Jamison Connie L - - 2014
The periodontal maintenance (PM) appointment requires varying amounts of time and is absolutely essential for long-term successful periodontal therapy. This study assessed time requirements for PM and relative contribution of patient-level factors such as oral health status, complex medical history, maintenance compliance and demographics. One hundred patients receiving PM in ...
Freedman Jeffrey J Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare clinical outcomes, including patterns of failure, using the Ex-PRESS glaucoma shunt, in black and white patients with open-angle glaucoma. Retrospective comparative study. Sixty-three eyes of 50 black patients and 44 eyes of 34 white patients with open-angle glaucoma. The Ex-PRESS shunt procedure was performed for uncontrolled glaucoma in ...
Vora Anup A Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC - - 2014
Radical cystectomy is associated with significant morbidity and cost, with rates of gastrointestinal complications as high as 30%. Alvimopan is a mu opioid receptor antagonist that has been shown in randomized-control trials to accelerate gastrointestinal recovery in patients undergoing bowel resection with primary anastamosis. We report our experience with gastrointestinal ...
Hermansen Erland E Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ålesund Hospital, Møre and Romsdal Hospital Trust, Ålesund, Norway. ; Kysthospitalet in Hagevik, Orthopedic Clinic, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, - - 2014
Retrospective study. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the union-rate of the spinous process after performing a spinous process osteotomy and whether union affects the clinical results after surgery. In the present study, spinous process osteotomy was used to facilitate access to the spinal canal when performing ...
Tsiouris Athanasios A Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, MI, - - 2014
Background: Acuity models to predict survival after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation do not include operative status as one of the calculated variables. The effect of elective versus emergent LVAD implantation on outcomes has not been examined.Methods: Patients were stratified into 2 groups based on operative status (elective versus ...
Son Ho Sung HS Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Korea University Medical Center, - - 2014
A closed pleural biopsy is commonly performed for diagnosing patients exhibiting pleural effusion if prior thoracentesis is not diagnostic. However, the diagnostic yield of such biopsies is unsatisfactory. Instead, a thoracoscopic pleural biopsy is more useful and less painful. We compared the diagnostic yield of needle thoracoscopic pleural biopsy performed ...
Whitlock Elizabeth L EL From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine; †Department of Mathematics, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri; and ‡Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, - - 2014
Postoperative delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a frequent complication after cardiac or thoracic surgery and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In this single-center substudy of the BAG-RECALL trial (NCT00682825), we screened patients after cardiac or thoracic surgery in the ICU twice daily for delirium using ...
Rajan Sunil S Department of Anesthesiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, - - 2014
Facial nerve monitoring, often required during total parotidectomy, precludes use of long acting muscle relaxants and propofol infusion is used solely to ensure patient immobility. We aimed to compare intraoperative patient immobility, hemodynamic stability and propofol consumption during total parotidectomy following a transtracheal block. Forty patients were allocated to 2 ...
Hamid Raashid R Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery, SKIMS, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, - - 2014
Background: This study was undertaken to highlight the clinical profile, misdiagnosis, surgical treatment,and prognosis of late-presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) cases in a tertiary level hospital. Patients and Methods: This retrospective study included all the babies and children >1 month of age with CDH who were admitted in our Hospital ...
Ali Mohmaed Shaaban MS Departments of Anesthesia, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, - - 2014
A debate has appeared in the recent literature about the optimum rewarming strategy (slow vs. rapid) for the best brain function. This study was designed to compare the effect of slow versus rapid rewarming on jugular bulb oxygen saturation (SjO2) in adult patients undergoing open heart surgery. A total of ...
Cheung A - - 2014
The early functional outcome was assessed in 180 patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) using compression bandaging versus standard crepe bandaging. Patients with a compression bandage following TKR were significantly more likely to be discharged with a walking stick (p=0.002) and less likely to be discharged with a rollator frame ...
Leite Ana K N AK Department of Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery Section, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
After a total parathyroidectomy, well-established protocols for the cryopreservation of parathyroid tissue and for the delayed autograft of this tissue exist, especially in cases of secondary hiperparathyroidism (HPT) or familial or sporadic parathyroid hyperplasia. Although delayed autografts are effective, the published success rates vary from 10% to 83%. There are ...
Song Jang-Ho JH Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, - - 2014
Dexmedetomidine extends the duration of nerve block when administered perineurally together with local anesthetics by central and/or peripheral action. In this study, we compared the duration of nerve block between dexmedetomidine and epinephrine as an adjuvant to 1% mepivacaine in infraclavicular brachial plexus block. Thirty patients, scheduled for upper limb ...
Tumin Masjudin M Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Center for Joint Disease, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, - - 2014
This retrospective study was undertaken to compare the outcomes of staged bilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) by the conventional approach with those of two-incision minimally invasive (MIS-2) THA in terms of clinical and radiological results, complications, and patient preferences. Twenty-two patients aged 30 to 80 years underwent staged bilateral THA. ...
Drummond Sandra Costa SC Departamento de Infectologia e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, - - 2014
Introduction This study aimed to evaluate whether a low platelet count is a good surrogate marker of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS) in a rural area of Brazil. A small district in southeastern Brazil, with a population of 1,543 individuals and a 23% prevalence of schistosomiasis, was selected for this investigation. Methods ...
Javid Latif - - 2014
To evaluate the surgical outcome of tubularised incised plate urethroplasty and onlay island flap repair for mid and proximal penile hypospadias. The prospective study was conducted at the Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur from June 2011 to May 2013. A total of 60 patients with mid and proximal penile hypospadias in ...
Aziz Saima - - 2014
To compare oral misoprostol versus intramuscular oxytocin in the management of third stage of labour. The quasi-experimental study was conducted at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit II, Civil Hospital, Karachi, from June 20 to December 19, 2006. A total of 70 patients diagnosed in active phase of labour who fulfilled ...
Kwon Choon Sig CS Department of Economics and Finance, College of Business Administration, Kwandong University, Gangneung, - - 2014
To determine whether it is necessary to analyze the semen of varicocele patients in their early 20s who are not complaining of infertility. Data was collected retrospectively from 128 men with varicocele with no complaint of infertility, but with complaints of pain/discomfort or a mass/swelling during a 4-year period beginning ...
Yang Jin Seo JS Department of Neurosurgery, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, - - 2014
To evaluate the incidence of postsurgical sensory complications in patients with scalp masses and classify the locations of them from a surgical standpoint according to anatomical considerations. A total of 121 patients who underwent surgery for scalp mass were included in this study. The authors reviewed medical records and preoperative ...
Saito Hajime H Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Akita University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Hondo, Akita, 010-8543, Japan, - - 2014
Several reports have shown that segmentectomy is superior to lobectomy for preservation of postoperative pulmonary function. The purpose of this study was to characterize the relationship between pulmonary function and the volume of the resected lung in patients undergoing segmentectomy or lobectomy. Patients undergoing open lobectomy (n = 126) and open segmentectomy ...
Christopoulos Georgios G VA North Texas Healthcare System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, - - 2014
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions (CTOs) has been traditionally associated with lower success rates in patients with previous coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). We sought to examine the success and complication rates of CTO PCI using the "hybrid" crossing algorithm among patients with a history of ...
de Gregorio Cesare C Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Cardiology Unit, University Hospital of Messina, Messina, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Only scanty data are available in the literature on P-wave (PW) morphology at ECG in patients with history of vasovagal syncope undergoing diagnostic functional testing. In this study, we evaluated resting and head-up tilt testing (HUTT) related changes in PW voltage (PWV) and duration (PVD) and their relationship with triggered ...
Aaltonen Panu L PL Department of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, - - 2014
To analyse retrospectively population-based results of congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) repair in infants in Finland. Data on infants who were operated on for CTS in Helsinki Children's Hospital between August 1988 and May 2013 were analysed retrospectively. Fibreoptic bronchoscopy was performed perioperatively and in follow-up of all the surviving patients. ...
Park Hyung Seok HS Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine , Seoul , - - 2014
Abstract Background: Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy system (VAB) is an alternative modality to core needle biopsy for the diagnosis of breast lesions. Material and methods: Fifty-four patients who underwent ultrasound-guided VAB procedures were analyzed. Patients were categorized into two groups: The first 20 consecutive patients as group A and the next ...
Jordan Maurice M University Hospital of Tuebingen, Department of orthopedic surgery, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72074 Tuebingen, - - 2014
To show the possible impact of left and right side total hip arthroplasty (THA) on the ability to perform an emergency stop when driving a car. Inception cohort SETTING: A real car cabin driving simulator, specifically developed for the experiment, was used for testing driving ability. 40 patients (20 left ...
Heckler Adrienne M AM Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term urinary tract infection (UTI) rates after endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux and the possible risk factors for urinary infection. A retrospective study of patients who underwent endoscopic management of vesicoureteral reflux at a single institution from 2001 to 2011 was performed. Patients were followed up for ...
Mast Bruce A BA From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, - - 2014
Minimal access cranial suspension (MACS) facelifts provide the potential advantage of less invasiveness with quicker recovery. However, there is deficient literature documenting its usefulness and limitations. This study aimed to evaluate the MACS lift for effectiveness in facial rejuvenation. Institutional review board approved record review of all facelift patients treated ...
Jacobs Cale A CA Lexington Clinic, Lexington, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare patient demographics and factors recorded at the time of surgery between patients that were either satisfied or dissatisfied with their TKA at mid-term follow-up. From our prospective outcomes database, 989 primary TKAs with complete preoperative and intraoperative data were identified. At mean ...
Scali Salvatore T ST Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. Electronic address: - - 2014
Type Ia endoleak after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) can be a challenging complication to manage, and due to concerns regarding morbidity and mortality of open surgical conversion (OSC), reports of complex endoluminal salvage techniques are increasing. Despite development of these endovascular remedial strategies, many patients ultimately require OSC. The purpose ...
Lim Bee Oh BO Physical Educational LAB of Chungang University and Department of Physical Education, Chungang University, Seoul, South - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the early functional recovery using biomechanical properties between anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)- and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)-reconstructed patients and to determine the biomechanical deficit of PCL-reconstructed patients compared to ACL-reconstructed patients. A motion analysis system was used to measure and calculate kinematic ...
Georgiadis George S GS Department of Vascular Surgery, Demokritus University of Thrace, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of preexisting radial artery macrocalcification (Mönckeberg type of arteriosclerosis) on patency rates of radiocephalic fistulas (RCFs) in diabetic end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing hemodialysis. In this observational prospective study, the long-term patency rates (primary outcome measures) of RCFs in ...
Ellard Louise L Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between general (GA), regional (RA), and local (LA) anesthetic techniques with respect to the development of delirium after vascular surgery. The authors hypothesized that patients undergoing GA for vascular surgery would have a higher incidence of postoperative delirium. The role ...
Lambiase Pier D PD Cardiology Department, The Heart Hospital, Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London, 16-18 Westmoreland Street, W1G 8PH London, - - 2014
The totally subcutaneous implantable-defibrillator (S-ICD) is a new alternative to the conventional transvenous ICD system to minimize intravascular lead complications. There are limited data describing the long-term performance of the S-ICD. This paper presents the first large international patient population collected as part of the EFFORTLESS S-ICD Registry. The EFFORTLESS ...
Bayramlar Hüseyin - - 2014
To evaluate the medium-term motor outcomes of three horizontal muscle surgery in patients with large-angle infantile esotropia. The charts of 18 patients with large-angle (> 55 prism diopters [PD]) infantile esotropia who underwent bilateral medial rectus muscle recession and one lateral rectus muscle resection were retrospectively reviewed. Preoperative and postoperative ...
Sun Zhijian Z Department of Orthopaedics, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Dongcheng District Shuaifuyuan No. 1, Beijing, 100730, - - 2014
To determine fusion necessity to one level below lower-end vertebra (LEV+1) in selective posterior fusion of moderate thoracolumbar/lumbar (TL/L) idiopathic scoliosis. A total of 37 patients with moderate TL/L idiopathic scoliosis (Cobb angle of TL/L curve between 30° and 60°) were identified and three patients with TL/L curve Cobb angle ...
Zacharia Brad E BE From the Department of Neurological Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons (B.E.Z., S.S.B., A.M.C., Z.L.H., K.A.V., G.A., R.A.S., E.S.C.), Department of Epidemiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons (C.R.), and Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health (W.E.G.), Columbia University, New York, NY; and Gold Health Strategies, Inc, New York, NY (W.E.G., - - 2014
Unruptured intracranial aneurysm repair is the most commonly performed procedure for the prevention of hemorrhagic stroke. Despite efforts to regionalize care in high-volume centers, overall results have improved little. This study aims to determine the effectiveness in improving outcomes of previous efforts to regionalize unruptured intracranial aneurysm repair to high-volume ...
Miyamoto Susumu S Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, - - 2014
About one half of those who develop adult-onset moyamoya disease experience intracranial hemorrhage. Despite the extremely high frequency of rebleeding attacks and poor prognosis, measures to prevent rebleeding have not been established. The purpose of this study is to determine whether extracranial-intracranial bypass can reduce incidence of rebleeding and improve ...
Errahmouni Abdelkarim A Department of Cardiology, Princess Grace Hospital, - - 2014
We sought to determine the feasibility and learning curve associated with systematic use of real-time ultrasound-guided venous puncture (UGVP) in patients undergoing electrophysiological (EP) procedures. Four operators performed UGVP in consecutive patients undergoing EP procedures (group I). Puncture time was defined as the time from ultrasound (US) visualization of the ...
Shukla Anirudh A Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, N.S.C.B. Medical College and Hospital, H.No. 1349, Home Science College Road, Napier Town, Jabalpur, 482002 MP - - 2014
To study effect of orbital sling on post operative vision in cases of maxillary carcinoma undergoing total maxillectomy. All patients with the principal procedure of "total maxillectomy" for histopathologically proven cases of carcinoma maxilla in department of otorhinolaryngology and head-neck surgery, N.S.C.B. medical college, Jabalapur, Madhya Pradesh, India from July ...
Wang Dandan - - 2014
Umbilical cord (UC)-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have shown a good safety profile and therapeutic effect in severe and refractory systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in our single-center pilot study. The present multicenter clinical trial was undertaken to assess the safety and efficacy of allogenic UC MSC transplantation (MSCT) in active ...
Ejstrup Rasmus R Department of Ophthalmology, Glostrup Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital , - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To investigate the functional and cosmetic results after primary surgical repair of bicanalicular lacerations. Methods: We identified patients diagnosed with bicanalicular lacerations at the Eye Clinic of Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen from 2000 through 2009. Patient charts were reviewed and a telephone interview was conducted according to a standard questionnaire, ...
Beckmann James T JT University of Utah, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Salt Lake City, Utah, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a known complication of hip arthroscopy. Little is known about the factors that lead to HO after hip arthroscopy. PURPOSE:The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and other operative variables on the development of HO. STUDY DESIGN:Cohort study; ...
Cagatay Halil Huseyin HH Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Kafkas University, Kars, - - 2014
ABSTRACT Purpose/Aim: To evaluate the use of 2-0 polypropylene suture for frontal suspension in ptosis patients with poor levator function. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study included 20 eyelids of 16 patients (5 female, 11 male) with 4 mm or less levator function. The operation was considered successful when the difference ...
Gong Hyun Sik HS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the effect of partial biceps lengthening on elbow flexion posture and active elbow flexion and extension in patients with cerebral palsy. We retrospectively reviewed 29 patients with cerebral palsy who underwent anterior elbow release as part of multilevel upper extremity surgery. The early series of the patients (N = ...
Pon Tiffany K TK Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Information regarding dosing of low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWH) for therapeutic anticoagulation in hemodialysis (HD) patients is limited. The aim of this study was to retrospectively compare the safety and efficacy of enoxaparin versus unfractionated heparin (UFH) for therapeutic anticoagulation in HD patients. This retrospective chart review evaluated HD patients treated with ...
De Luca Giuseppe G Division of Cardiology, Ospedale "Maggiore della Carità", Eastern Piedmont University, C.so Mazzini, 18, 28100, Novara, Italy, - - 2014
Prasugrel has been shown to be superior to clopidogrel in the setting of ACS patients undergoing coronary angioplasty. However, few data have been reported so far on those patients who switch from clopidogrel to prasugrel after coronary angioplasty. Aim of the current study was to evaluate the safety of prasugrel ...
Gizzo Salvatore S Department of Woman and Child Health, University of Padua, Padua, Italy, - - 2014
In modern obstetrics, different pharmacological and non-pharmacological options allow to obtain pain relief during labour, one of the most important goals in women satisfaction about medical care. The aim of this review is to compare all the analgesia administration schemes in terms of effectiveness in pain relief, length of labour, ...
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