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Sarwahi Vishal V *The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery †Division of Vascular Surgery ‡Department of Epidemiology & Population Health §Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, - - 2014
A retrospective study. To determine the incidence of pedicle screws close to vital structures and to identify patient or curve characteristics that increase the risk of screw misplacement. Most pedicle screw misplacements are asymptomatic, thus they are frequently undetected. This study identifies the rate of screw placement in proximity to ...
Jackson Timothy J TJ American Hip Institute, Chicago, Illinois, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical, radiographic, histologic, and intraoperative findings of an amorphous calcification involving the acetabular labrum. From October 2008 to April 2013, all patients who underwent arthroscopic hip surgery for symptomatic intra-articular hip disorders and were found to have the characteristic calcific deposit ...
Peker Yasin Y *Ataturk Research and Educational Hospital, İzmir Katip Celebi University †Medical Faculty, Medical Park Hospital, İzmir University, İzmir ‡Bozkir State Hospital, Konya §Rize State Hospital, Rize, - - 2014
The incidence of cholelithiasis increases with age. More octogenarian (≥80 y) patients are undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) operation throughout the world. A retrospective study was conducted on patients older than 80 years (group 1: 111 patients) and those in the 18 to 79 years age group (group 2: 185 patients), ...
Merdrignac Aude A Service de Chirurgie Hepatobiliaire et Digestive, Hopital Pontchaillou, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Universite de Rennes 1, Rennes, France; INSERM UMR991, Foie, Metabolismes et Cancer, Universite de Rennes 1, Rennes, France. - - 2014
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a risk factor of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA). The discovery of a pancreatic head lesion in CP frequently leads to a pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) which preceded by a multidisciplinary meeting (MM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relevance between this indication of PD and the ...
Kubo Naoshi N *Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine †Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka, - - 2014
: Thoracoscopic esophagectomy (TE) in the prone position for patients with esophageal cancer has received a great deal of attention. We retrospectively compared clinical outcomes and surgical stress of TE in the prone position (TE-P) and in the lateral position (TE-L) at our institution. A total of 58 consecutive patients ...
Izumi Keisuke K Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine , Tokyo , - - 2014
Objectives. To explore the effectiveness and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ) with or without methotrexate (MTX) in active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients showing inadequate responses to DMARDs and/or TNF inhibitors in clinical practice. Methods. We observed consecutive 115 RA patients initiating TCZ treatment in Keio University Hospital, dividing them into two ...
Nakamura E E Kumamoto University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Life Sciences, 1-1-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-City, Kumamoto, 860-8556, - - 2014
We report the long-term outcome of 33 patients (37 knees) who underwent proximal tibial open-wedge osteotomy with hemicallotasis (HCO) for medial osteoarthritis of the knee between 1995 and 2000. Among these, 29 patients with unilateral HCO were enrolled and 19 were available for review at a mean of 14.2 years (10 ...
Klatte T O TO University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, - - 2014
Fungal peri-prosthetic infections of the knee and hip are rare but likely to result in devastating complications. In this study we evaluated the results of their management using a single-stage exchange technique. Between 2001 and 2011, 14 patients (ten hips, four knees) were treated for a peri-prosthetic fungal infection. One patient ...
Schramm Katharina K Department of Ophthalmology, Retina Unit, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, - - 2014
To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of an additional core vitrectomy to the standard therapy in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). In this prospective, controlled, single-centre study, 50 eyes of 50 patients (mean age: 74.1 ± 7.1; median 74 (69/78)) with ARMD were enrolled and randomized 1:1 to group ...
Schleiffarth J Robert JR Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, - - 2014
We sought to compare postoperative pain and complications in patients undergoing free tissue transfer for reconstruction of head and neck defects with and without ketorolac. In this retrospective cohort study, we identified patients who underwent head and neck free tissue transfer procedures at the University of Iowa between July 2010 ...
Liu Xiao-Jing XJ Renal Division, Peking University First Hospital; Institute of Nephrology, Peking University; Key Laboratory of Renal Disease, Ministry of Health of China; Key Laboratory of CKD Prevention and Treatment, Ministry of Education of - - 2014
The current study was designed to observe the ultrastructural changes of podocyte foot processes during the remission phase and its relationship with the amount of the proteinuria in patients with minimal change disease (MCD). Electron micrographs of glomerular capillaries were taken from 33 adult cases with MCD, including 12 cases ...
Tang Ri-Bo RB Department of Cardiology, Beijing An Zhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, - - 2014
This study sought to explore the predictors of recurrence in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing repeat catheter ablation, especially the impact of left atrial (LA) remodelling after the original procedure on the outcome of repeat procedure.METHODS AND RESULTS: Ninety-five patients undergoing repeat ablation were enroled in this study. ...
Matityahu Amir A 1San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA; 2University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA; 3Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany; 4BGU Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany; 5BG Clinic Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany; 6Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 7AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation, Dübendorf, Switzerland; 8Ulm University, Ulm, - - 2014
To evaluate the accuracy of computer-assisted sacral screw fixation compared to conventional techniques in the dysmorphic versus normal sacrum. Review of a previous study database. Database of a multinational study with nine participating trauma centers. The reviewed group included 130 patients, 72 from the navigated group and 58 from the ...
Molon Giulio G aSacro Cuore Don Calabria, Negrar bMater Salutis, Legnago Verona cS. Maurizio, Bolzano dSanta Maria della Misericordia, Udine eAzienda Ospedaliera di Padova, Padova fBorgo Trento, Verona gAOU 'Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele' Ferrarotto, Catania hS. Maria del Carmine, Rovereto iMedtronic Italia, Sesto San Giovanni. jSan Filippo Neri, Roma, - - 2014
Heart failure has a relevant healthcare impact. Monitoring of pulmonary fluid overload (PFO), measured by intrathoracic impedance, has been proposed to alert to heart failure worsening before symptoms become patent. The aim of our research was to evaluate whether PFO diagnostics reduce heart failure hospitalizations in heart failure patients receiving ...
Sukhija Jaspreet J Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the outcome of two surgical procedures used to treat up- and downshoots in Duane retraction syndrome associated with exotropia. The medical records of patients with exotropic Duane retraction syndrome seen at a single tertiary care facility from 2009 to 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into two ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Hyer Christopher C Attending Physician, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, Westerville, OH. Electronic address: - - 2014
Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint has been a reliable treatment option for end-stage osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The disease process is very different between these 2 types of degeneration. It is unknown whether first MTP fusions performed for each disease process will heal the same or differently. ...
Laliberté François F Groupe d'analyse, Ltée, Montréal, QC, - - 2014
Abstract Background: Rivaroxaban was shown to be effective in reducing the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in a randomized controlled trial setting. Objective: To assess real-world safety, effectiveness, and persistence associated with rivaroxaban and warfarin in nonvalvular AF patients. Methods: Healthcare claims ...
Schauer Ingrid I Department of Urology, Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Hospital, Vienna, - - 2014
In the present study, we aimed to determine whether the use of self-retaining barbed sutures (SRBS) instead of conventional sutures during open partial nephrectomy leads to improved surgical outcomes. A retrospective analysis of 50 consecutive patients who underwent open partial nephrectomy for a unicentric renal tumor was performed. In 15 ...
Fürnkranz Alexander A Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien, Medizinische Klinik III, Markus Krankenhaus, Wilhelm-Epstein-Str. 4, D-60431, Frankfurt, - - 2014
The second-generation cryoballoon (CB2) has recently been introduced featuring improved surface cooling. Increased procedural efficacy of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) when compared to the first-generation balloon (CB1) has been reported. The aim of the study was to investigate the clinical outcome of cryoballoon PVI after one year using the CB2 ...
Piccini Jonathan P JP Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27710, - - 2014
There are no data regarding management and outcomes of major bleeding events in patients treated with oral factor Xa inhibitors. Using data from ROCKET AF, we analysed the management and outcomes of major bleeding overall and according to the randomized treatment. During a median follow-up of 1.9 years, 779 (5.5%) ...
Ding Dale D Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, - - 2014
Object Ruptured intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are at a significantly greater risk for future hemorrhage than unruptured lesions, thereby necessitating treatment in the majority of cases. In a retrospective, single-center study, the authors describe the outcomes after radiosurgery in a large cohort of patients with ruptured AVMs. Methods From an ...
Sawa Yoshiki Y Osaka University - - 2014
Background: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) may be a viable solution for inoperable or high-risk patients with aortic stenosis (AS), providing the benefit of valve replacement without the associated risks of surgery. Methods and Results: The prospective, multicenter MDT-2111 Japan Trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of a self-expandable TAV in patients ...
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