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Takahashi Yasuhiro Y *Department of Ophthalmology, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi, Japan; †Department of Radiology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan; ‡Department of Stomatology and Oral Surgery, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan; and §Department of Plastic Surgery, Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, - - 2014
To compare the minimum diameter of the nasolacrimal canal and its location between patients with or without primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) in a Japanese population. One hundred one patients with unilateral primary acquired NLDO (Group A, 101 affected sides; Group B, 101 unaffected sides) and 50 non-NLDO patients ...
Burkhard Fiona C FC Department of Urology, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Continuous intraoperative norepinephrine infusion combined with a restrictive deferred hydration has been shown to improve visibility of the surgical field and significantly reduce intraoperative blood loss and postoperative complications in patients undergoing radical cystectomy and urinary diversion. The aim of the study is to determine whether the intraoperative fluid regimen ...
Gupta Prateek K PK Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, - - 2014
Two randomized trials to date have compared open surgery (OS) and endovascular (EVAR) repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA); however, neither addressed optimal management of unstable patients. Single-center reports have produced conflicting data regarding the superiority of one vs the other, with the lack of statistical power due to ...
Haglund Nicholas A NA Departments of - - 2014
The authors hypothesized that the clinical profile of patients undergoing hTEE after continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implant would be in patients with greater acuity, more blood product utilization, and longer length of ICU stay, and that hTEE would change clinical management. Retrospective review. University hospital. One hundred ...
Provenza José Roberto JR Rheumatology Department, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, São Paulo, - - 2014
We compared the analgesic efficacy and safety of glucosamine sulfate (GS) and chondroitin sulfate (CS) capsules or sachet preparations with glucosamine hydrochloride (GH) and CS capsules in knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients. 1,120 subjects with radiographic knee OA (Kellgren/Lawrence 2-3) were randomized (1:1:1) at 16 centers to receive GS 500 mg/CS 400 mg ...
Flores Lilliam L Endocrinology and Nutrition Department, Obesity Unit, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, Villarroel, 170, Escalera 11, 2° piso, CP 08036, Barcelona, Spain, - - 2014
The degree of bariatric surgery (BS) induced vitamin D (VD) malabsorption is not well established. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of achieving 25-hydroxy VD (25(OH)D) levels ≥75 nmol/L with two regimens of VD supplementation after BS. We performed two open-label, prospective studies in patients ...
Zakzouk Abdulmajeed A Service of Otolaryngology, University Hospital of Rouen, 1 rue germont, 76000, Rouen, France, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the hearing results after total ossicular replacement with a titanium prosthesis or autologous incus in the absence of stapes suprastructure and presence of mobile footplate as a retrospective medical record review in a tertiary referral center setting. There were 49 patients who ...
Ribeiro-Parenti Lara L Service Chirurgie Générale et Digestive, Hôpital Bichat Claude Bernard, 46 Rue Henri Huchard, 75018, Paris, France, - - 2014
Marginal ulcer can be a serious complication after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the rates of marginal ulcer between the antecolic and the retrocolic technique, in a large cohort of patients. Over a near 10-year period, 1,142 patients underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. ...
Zhang Zhenrong Z Department of Thoracic Surgery, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, No. 2 Yinghua East Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China, - - 2014
A systemic review was performed to investigate whether video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) could achieve equivalent lymph node (LN) evaluation efficacy to thoracotomy. A comprehensive search of PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane was performed to identify studies comparing VATS and thoracotomy in LNs and node stations. Mean difference was calculated by Review ...
Knowles Martyn M Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, - - 2014
Fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is an alternative to open repair in patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms who are neither fit nor suitable for standard open or endovascular repair. Chimney and snorkel grafts are other endovascular alternatives but frequently require bilateral upper extremity access that has been associated ...
Hiraoka Arudo A Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama, Okayama, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the midterm clinical outcomes of various approaches, including hybrid procedures, to aortic arch pathologies. Of 305 consecutive patients who underwent aortic arch repair between 2005 and 2013, 244 underwent conventional open total aortic arch repair (CTAR) with antegrade cerebral perfusion under circulatory ...
Gafoor Sameer S Cardiovascular Center Frankfurt, Frankfurt, - - 2014
To report procedural outcome of sequential occlusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA) and an interatrial septal communication and discuss possible indications. There are some patients who may have indications for both closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) or atrial septal defect (ASD), as well as closure of the LAA. ...
Summers Stephen J SJ Department of Surgery, The Center for Reconstructive Urology and Men's Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, the Primary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Department of Urology, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Electronic address: - - 2014
To identify the urologic needs of adult patients with spina bifida (SB) at the time of their transition from pediatric to adult care. We hypothesized that delays in transition to adult care would be associated with higher rates of active problems. We retrospectively reviewed patients seen at adult dedicated SB ...
Ozgor Faruk F Department of Urology, Haseki Research and Training Hospital, Millet Cad. No: 11, Fatih, 34096, Istanbul, - - 2014
The characteristics of clinically insignificant residual fragments (CIRFs) are well described after percutaneous nephrolithonomy (PCNL) and shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). In follow-up procedures, CIRFs are associated with obstruction, infectious conditions, and recurrent stone development. In this study, we aim to determine the medium-term outcomes of CIRF. Between May 2009 and ...
Poehling-Monaghan Kirsten L KL Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 300 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA, - - 2014
Although some surgeons strongly advocate for one approach over the other, there are few data directly comparing the direct anterior approach with a miniposterior approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA). Using the same advanced pain and rapid rehabilitation protocols for both groups, we compared the direct anterior and miniposterior approaches ...
Gologorsky Yakov Y Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New - - 2014
Object Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) with segmental pedicular instrumentation is a wellestablished procedure used to treat lumbar spondylosis with or without spondylolisthesis. Available biomechanical and clinical studies that compared unilateral and bilateral constructs have produced conflicting data regarding patient outcomes and hardware complications. Methods A prospective cohort study was ...
Fujimura Miki - - 2014
Objective: Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (HPS) is a potential complication of extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass for moyamoya disease; however, the pathological threshold of the early cerebral blood flow (CBF) increases after EC-IC bypass has yet to be determined. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the predictive and diagnostic values of ...
Bali N S NS Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Bristol Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 2AP, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine whether an osteoplasty of the femoral neck performed at the same time as an intertrochanteric Imhäuser osteotomy led to an improved functional outcome or increased morbidity. A total of 20 hips in 19 patients (12 left, 8 right, 13 male, 6 female), ...
Kim Chi Heon CH *Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Hospital and Seoul National University College of Medicine †Neuroscience Research Institute, Seoul National University Medical Research Center ‡Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea §Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
Retrospective comparative study. Two PEEK cages of different designs were compared in terms of the postoperative segmental kyphosis after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Segmental kyphosis occasionally occurs after the use of a stand-alone cage for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Although polyetheretherketone (PEEK) material seems to have less ...
Hazewinkel Yark Y Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the - - 2014
Serrated polyposis syndrome (SPS) is characterized by the presence of multiple serrated polyps spread throughout the colon. Patients with SPS are considered to be at risk of colorectal cancer and are advised to undergo endoscopic surveillance. Narrow-band imaging (NBI) may improve the detection of polyps during these surveillance colonoscopies. To ...
Zhang You-Yun YY Department of Urology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, China; Department of Urology, the First People's Hospital of Xiaoshan, Hangzhou 311200, - - 2014
It is recommended that transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) after brachytherapy should not be performed at an early stage after implantation. Herein we report our experiences and the results of channel TURP (cTURP) within six months post-implant for patients with refractory urinary retention. One hundred and ninety patients with ...
Lee Jun Kyu JK Department of Internal Medicine and Liver Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul 110-744, Korea. - - 2014
Although biliary decompression with metallic stenting is the preferred treatment for inoperable bile duct cancer (BDC), maintenance of patency is still unsatisfactory. We tried to assess the effectiveness and safety of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for prolonging stent patency in patients having uncovered metallic stents. We retrospectively reviewed 50 patients ...
Linni Klaus K 1 Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, PMU Salzburg, - - 2014
Purpose : To compare clinical and hemodynamic outcome in patients undergoing treatment of common femoral artery (CFA) atherosclerotic lesions by bioabsorbable stent implantation (BASI group) or by common femoral artery endarterectomy (CFE group). Methods : A randomized, controlled, single-center, open-label trial was initiated to compare outcomes of BASI or CFE ...
Debieux Pedro - - 2014
Computer-assisted surgery was developed to improve the results of conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The authors investigated the preoperative varus/valgus deformity influence on the production of balanced extension and flexion gaps using computer-assisted surgery. This study evaluated data from a prospective case series. A total of 132 patients (107 women ...
Starr Brett B Surgical Oncology Service, Departments of General Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, - - 2014
Nutrition is important for patients with esophageal cancer because dysphagia can be exacerbated by chemoradiotherapy. Some centers suggest routine enteral tube placement (TF) to facilitate nutrition. This investigation was to evaluate the use of TF access for patients undergoing multimodality therapy for esophageal carcinoma. This retrospective study analyzed 113 patients ...
Farach Sandra M SM Division of Pediatric Surgery, All Children's Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine, St. Petersburg, Florida, - - 2014
Appendectomy incurs significant costs for the healthcare system. There is evidence that patients can be safely discharged the same day after appendectomy. The purpose of this study was to develop an evidence-based protocol for same-day discharge after appendectomy. A fast-track surgery protocol was developed for same-day discharge after appendectomy. This ...
Ebert Jay R JR School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, WA, - - 2014
Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) is an established technique for the repair of knee chondral defects. Despite the reported clinical improvement in knee pain and symptoms, little is known on the recovery of knee strength and its return to an appropriate level compared with the unaffected limb. To investigate the ...
Athiviraham Aravind A Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. - - 2014
It is unclear if healthy-appearing patellae in patients having total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be selectively retained. In the study reported here, we hypothesized that grossly normal-appearing patellae in TKA candidates would show significant evidence of microscopic degeneration and thinning of the articular cartilage. Ninety-six consecutive patients (110 knees) with ...
Purwar Sankalp S Department of Critical Care Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, - - 2014
Use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) outside guideline recommendations is common. We audited use of NIV in our tertiary care critical care unit (CCU) to evaluate appropriateness of use and patient outcomes when used outside level I recommendations. Prospective observational study of all patients requiring NIV. Clinical parameters and arterial blood ...
Jetton Robert M RM 1 Research Assistant Professor, Camcore, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, - - 2014
Abstract The hemlock woolly adelgid Adelges tsugae Annand (Hemiptera: Adelgidae), is a non-native invasive pest that has caused widespread decline and mortality of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. (Pinales: Pinaceae)) and Carolina hemlock (T. caroliniana Engelm.) in the eastern United States. Our preliminary experiments evaluated the utility of a ...
Mannion John D JD From the *Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, DE USA; and †Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, - - 2014
"No-touch" (NT) saphenous vein harvesting preserves the adventitial vasa vasorum, prevents medial ischemia, and is associated with an improved short-term and long-term vein graft patency. It may also be associated with a higher rate of harvest site complications. Endovascular vein harvesting (endo-vein) has a low rate of harvest site complications ...
Senay Sahin S From the *Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Acibadem University School of Medicine; and Departments of †Anesthesiology and Reanimation, ‡Cardiology, and §Nursery, Acibadem Maslak Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
We report a case series of robotic mitral valve replacement in patients with severe rheumatic mitral disease. From March 2010 to June 2013, a total of 63 patients underwent robotic cardiac procedures. Robotic procedures were performed using the da Vinci Si surgical systems (Intuitive Surgical, Inc, Sunnyvale, CA USA). Eighteen ...
Hiramatsu Takeyuki T Nephrology, Konan-Kosei Hospital, Konan-city, Japan - - 2014
♦ Background: For patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), peritoneal dialysis (PD) serves as a possible renal replacement therapy. However, most PD patients, particularly those with ESRD and diabetes mellitus, reportedly discontinue PD early, resulting in shorter survival periods and poorer prognosis because of overhydration. Recently, the vasopressin-2 receptor antagonist ...
Fukuhara Shinichi S Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, - - 2014
Left ventricular septal myectomy is the therapeutic 'gold standard' for patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy whose symptoms are refractory to medical therapy. We describe our initial clinical experience with a new surgical technique for septal myectomy utilizing the 'bimanual examination' in order to more reliably complete extended septal myectomy during ...
Möllmann Helge H Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) without predilatation has fewer procedural steps and thereby potentially fewer complications. This has been demonstrated for the antegrade transapical access; however, whether TAVI can be safely performed without predilatation using the retrograde transfemoral route is unknown. We postulated that TAVI is feasible with a balloon-expandable ...
Garg Trit T Division of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, - - 2014
After endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), the Society for Vascular Surgery recommends a computed tomography (CT) scan ≤30 days, followed by annual imaging. We sought to describe long-term adherence to surveillance guidelines among United States Medicare beneficiaries and determine patient and hospital factors associated with incomplete surveillance. We analyzed fee-for-service Medicare ...
Wei Li-Ming LM Departments of Radiology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, No. 600, Yi Shan Rd, Shanghai, 200233, - - 2014
To compare the clinical outcomes of retrograde transplantar arch angioplasty and conventional below-the-knee (BTK) anterograde recanalization. One hundred twelve limbs in 96 patients underwent attempt at antegrade tibial angioplasty. Among 27 technical failures, retrograde trans-dorsal or -planter percutaneous transluminal angioplasty was attempted in 22 limbs. Ankle-brachial index (ABI), thrombolysis in ...
Franken Cara C Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Despite the increasing role of laparoscopy in partial hepatic resection, its short-term benefit compared with traditional open surgery remains unclear. To compare short-term (30-day) outcomes between laparoscopic (LH) and open (OH) partial hepatectomies. Retrospective matched case-control study from April 1, 2004, to March 31, 2013, in a tertiary hepatobiliary referral ...
Sebastiá-Forcada Emilio E Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Elda University Hospital, Alicante, - - 2014
There is no consensus on what type of arthroplasty is best for the treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients. The purpose of this prospective study was to compare the outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) and hemiarthroplasty (HA). Sixty-two patients older than 70 years were randomized to RSA ...
Awad Sawsan M SM Rush Centre for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease, Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA, - - 2014
High-quality live imaging assessment of cardiac valves and cardiac anatomy is crucial for the success of catheter-based procedures. We present our experience using Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) during transcatheter Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve replacement (tPVR).This is a retrospective study that included 35 patients who underwent tPVR between April 2008 and June 2012. ...
Gelber Pablo Eduardo PE ICATME-Hospital Universitari Quirón Dexeus, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, c/Sabino de Arana 5-19, 08028, Barcelona, Spain, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to determine whether medial meniscal substitution with a polyurethane scaffold (Actifit(®)) improves the outcome of medial meniscal-deficient varus knees undergoing open-wedge high tibial osteotomy. Sixty patients with symptomatic varus knees those who underwent open-wedge high tibial osteotomies were prospectively studied. In 30 patients, the ...
Grimaldi A A St Raphael of St Francis, Nsambya Hospital, Kampala, Uganda; Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. - - 2014
Few data are available on heart failure (HF) in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to provide a current picture of HF aetiologies in urban Uganda, access to heart surgery, and outcomes. We prospectively collected clinical and echocardiographic data from 72 consecutive patients referred for suspected heart disease to a tertiary hospital ...
Amrane Hafid H Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands - - 2014
The transaortic (TAo) approach has been introduced as an alternative to transapical and transaxillary aortic valve implantation for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis in whom a transfemoral approach is not feasible. However, only very limited data from a minimal number of specialized centres are available on this approach. Therefore, ...
Choi Nam-Hong NH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Eulji Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare meniscal healing and functional outcomes after all-inside meniscal repair between sutures and meniscal fixation devices. Sixty patients with a tear within the red-red or red-white zones of the posterior horn of the medial or lateral meniscus in conjunction with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear were included in ...
Welter Stefan S Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ruhrlandklinik, Essen, - - 2014
Introduction The resection of pulmonary metastases is associated with a loss of lung function. The amount of functional impairment after bilateral metastasectomy remains unclear. Because only around 35% of those patients may expect long-term survival, it is important to preserve enough pulmonary function for an adequate quality of life. This analysis ...
Arslan Hasan Hüseyin HH From the *Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Etimesgut Military Hospital; †Departments of Neurology, and ‡Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, - - 2014
There are some subjective symptoms involving the nasal cavity such as nasal congestion during a migraine attack. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the possible changes occurring in the nasal cavity during headache in patients with migraine. Patients with migraine were studied. The control group consisted of patients with ...
Leclère Franck Marie - - 2014
Abstract Background: Since the first studies by Apfelberg in 1994 and the mathematical model of Mordon in 2004, laser lipolysis (LAL) has been on the rise. Laser lipolysis leads to reduced operator fatigue, excellent patient tolerance, quick recovery time, as well as the additional benefit of dermal tightening. This article ...
Minutolo Roberto R Division of Nephrology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
We investigated the effect of having clinic and/or ambulatory blood pressures (BPs) not at goal on cardiorenal risk in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD). Multicenter prospective study. 489 consecutive hypertensive patients with CKD (stages 1-5) with concomitant assessment of ambulatory and clinic BPs followed up in tertiary nephrology ...
Taniguchi Yu Y Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, - - 2014
Previous reports have suggested the importance of delayed arterial healing and the development of neoatherosclerosis as major contributors to stent thrombosis and delayed restenosis. The difference of in vivo assessment of long-term vessel healing between first-generation drug-eluting stents and current generation everolimus-eluting stents (EESs) is limited. The aim of this ...
Berea-Baltierra Ricardo R Department of Internal Medicine and Nutritional Support, Oncology Hospital, Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI, Mexico City, - - 2014
There are few reports on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and its possible prothrombotic effect. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for subclavian vein thrombosis (SVT) in patients receiving TPN. Cancer patients with indwelling subclavian catheters and TPN were followed in a cohort study. Doppler ultrasound examination ...
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