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Sato Shunsuke S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular - - 2014
Background:This study investigated the impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) after mitral valve replacement (MVR) with cryoablation using a maze procedure.Methods and Results:We evaluated 142 patients who underwent MVR with a cryomaze procedure. Echocardiography was performed at 1 week and at 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 years. An effective orifice area index ...
Acar Mehmet Ali MA From the *Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical School of Selcuk University. Konya; †Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Beyhekim State Hospital, Konya; ‡Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, BezmiAlem Foundation University, Istanbul; §Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, N.E. University Meram School of Medicine, Konya; and ∥Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medicana Konya Hospital. Konya, - - 2014
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and trigger finger may be seen simultaneously in the same hand. The development of trigger finger in patients undergoing CTS surgery is not rare, but the relationship between these conditions has not been fully established.The aims of this prospective randomized study were to investigate the incidence ...
Lin Chin-Ta CT From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, - - 2014
Heel ulcers in patients with severe peripheral artery occlusive disease represent a challenge to the treating physician. They become more difficult to treat with underlying medical comorbidities. The purpose of this report is to document evidence that partial calcanectomy is simple to perform and clears infected bone, tissue, and ulceration. ...
Selber Jesse C JC Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, - - 2014
Background Pharyngoesophageal (PE) reconstruction is complex, with a diverse set of reconstructive considerations. This large series examines the impact of various defect characteristics and reconstructive modalities on outcomes. Patients and Methods A retrospective review identified 349 cases from 2000 to 2011. Patients were grouped according to defect extent and location. Groups were ...
Choi Ho-Rim HR Massachusetts General Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2014
To evaluate how often manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) can achieve functional flexion ≥ 90 degrees and identify predictor for successful outcome of MUA for stiff total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Demographic data, range of motion, and surgical and anesthetic information of 143 MUAs were retrospectively analyzed from 2000 to 2011. One-hundred thirty-six ...
Rao Sandhya R SR Department of Urology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, - - 2014
Purpose: To compare retrograde dye injection through an externalized ureteral catheter with direct needle injection of dye into proximal ureter for identification of unrecognized collecting system disruption and integrity of subsequent repair during open partial nephrectomy. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 259 consecutive patients who underwent ...
Gallart X X Unidad de Cadera, Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, ICEMEQ, Hospital Clínic, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the short-term results of an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene retentive cup in patients at high risk of dislocation, either primary or revision surgery. Retrospective review of 38 cases in order to determine the rate of survival and failure analysis of a constrained cemented cup, with a mean ...
Storey Philip P *Mid Atlantic Retina, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and †Division of Biostatistics, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, - - 2014
To compare using pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) combined with a scleral buckle versus primary vitrectomy alone in patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment at high risk for postoperative proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Six hundred and seventy-eight patients were identified from billing data as having rhegmatogenous retinal detachment between April 1, 2010 and ...
Moverley Robert R Trauma & Orthopaedics, Croydon University Hospital, Croydon, UK, - - 2014
The function of the infrapatella fat pad (IFP) is debated, but it is thought to have a biomechanical and biological role. Removal of the IFP during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains a matter of surgeon preference. This study sought to establish if removal of the IFP during TKA affected patient ...
Tüzel Emre E Department of Urology, Baskent University Zübeyde Hanim Practice and Research Center, İzmir, Turkey, - - 2014
The objective of the study was to investigate the effect of a long acting local anesthetic infiltration around nephrostomy tract on pain control after percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Forty-six patients with kidney stones of >2 cm undergoing single access subcostal percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) were enrolled in the study. Patients were randomized to levobupivacaine ...
Olgac Guven G Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey - - 2014
Owing to the great absorption capability of the pleura for transudates, the protein content of draining pleural fluid may be considered as a more adequate determinant than its daily draining amount in the decision-making for earlier chest tube removal. In an a priori pilot study, we observed that the initially ...
van Bogerijen Guido H W GH Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, - - 2014
Iliac artery endoconduits (ECs) have emerged as important alternatives to retroperitoneal open iliac conduits (ROICs) to aid in transfemoral delivery for thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). We present, to our knowledge, the first comparative analysis between these alternative approaches. All patients undergoing TEVAR with either ROIC (n = 23) or internal ...
Hartranft Charles A CA Department of Surgery, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2014
Autogenous saphenous vein is the ideal conduit for lower extremity revascularization. Unfortunately, autogenous vein is unavailable in up to 20% of patients. Synthetic grafts provide an alternative; however, their use in distal revascularization has shown varying results. In addition, infected surgical sites preclude their use. Currently, there are limited outcome ...
Kim Joon Mo JM Department of Ophthalmology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, - - 2014
To investigate the association of disc haemorrhage (DH) with regional visual field (VF) decay in glaucoma. Retrospective longitudinal study was performed. Patients from the University of California, Los Angeles, glaucoma database were assigned to two groups based on the presence or absence of a DH. Pointwise exponential regression was used ...
Poultsides Lazaros A LA Division of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021, USA, - - 2014
Controversy continues regarding the optimal timing of surgery for patients with symptomatic bilateral degenerative knee arthritis who are not considered eligible for same-day bilateral TKA (BTKA). We compared (1) 30-day mortality; (2) rates of in-hospital complications; and (3) blood transfusion rates between patients undergoing same-admission staged BTKA and patients undergoing ...
Fife Caroline E CE Caroline E. Fife, MD, is Executive Director, US Wound Registry; Chief Medical Officer, Intellicure, Inc; and Medical Director, St Luke's Wound Center, The Woodlands, Texas. Marissa J. Carter, PhD, is President, Strategic Solutions, Inc, Cody, Wyoming. David Walker, CHT, is President and Chief Executive Officer, Intellicure, Inc, The Woodlands, Texas. Brett Thomson, MS, is Chief Information Officer, Intellicure, Inc, The Woodlands, Texas. Kristen A. Eckert, MPhil, is Consultant/Senior Writer/Editor, Strategic Solutions, Inc, Cody, Wyoming. Dr Fife, Mr Walker, and Mr Thomson have disclosed that Intellicure, Inc, received grant monies from Derma Sciences Inc related to this article. Dr Carter has disclosed that Strategic Solutions, Inc, is/was a consultant/advisor for Intellicure, Inc; was a consultant for Derma Sciences Inc; is/was the recipient of payment for manuscripts for Derma Sciences Inc; and Dr Carter is a member of the speakers' bureau for the American Professional Wound Care Association. Ms Eckert has disclosed she received payment from Strategic Solutions, Inc, for the writing of this manuscript. This project was financially supported by Derma Sciences - - 2014
To evaluate the practice of off-loading diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) using real-world data from a large wound registry to better identify and understand the gap between evidence and practice. Retrospective, deidentified data were extracted from the US Wound Registry based on patient/wound characteristics, procedures performed, and at which clinic the ...
Hu Chunbo C Chunbo Hu, M.D., is Pharmacy Resident; Huiqian Yu, M.D., is Pharmacy Resident; Min Ye, M.D., is Pharmacy Resident; and Xia Shen, M.D., is Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, Shanghai, - - 2014
The effects of i.v. remifentanil in combination with an inhaled anesthetic to facilitate tracheal extubation of deeply anesthetized adults after otologic surgery are investigated. Fifty patients undergoing middleear surgery were recruited for the study. All patients were administered deep anesthesia (i.v. fentanil, propofol, and mivacurium) and intubated, with subsequent administration ...
Grimfors Magnus M From St. Erik Eye Hospital, Department of Clinical Neuroscience (Grimfors, Mollazadegan, Kugelberg), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and the Department of Clinical Sciences (Lundström), Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund, - - 2014
To study the association between ocular comorbidities and the change in patient-perceived visual function, postoperative patient-perceived visual function, and visual satisfaction after cataract surgery. Forty-one Swedish cataract surgical units. Clinic-based cross-sectional study. Patients who had cataract surgery from 2008 to 2011 completed the Catquest-9SF questionnaire preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively. ...
Chin Jung Yeon JY Division of Cardiology, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, - - 2014
The effect of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) on left atrial (LA) volume and function in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) has not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term impact of RFCA on LA volume and function in patients with PAF. A total ...
Piper Greta L GL From the Section of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Surgical Emergencies, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, - - 2014
The Rothman index (RI) is a numerical score calculated hourly from 26 data points in the electronic medical record by a commercial software package. Although it is purported to serve as an indicator of change in a patient's condition, it has not been extensively evaluated in the literature. Our objective ...
Konstantatos Alex H AH Department of Anaesthesia, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia, - - 2014
To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of oral premedication of oxycodone in a group of patients undergoing elective uterine artery embolization under sedation for fibroid disease. Thirty-nine patients (mean age 42.3 years) were prospectively randomized 1:1 to receive 20 mg oxycodone or placebo orally immediately before their procedure. At the commencement of the ...
Otom Ali H AH Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Jordanian Rehabilitation Center, King Hussain Medical City, Amman, - - 2014
To retrospectively compare 2 injection techniques in the management of spastic equinovarus deformity after stroke. Patients with stroke were seen at King Hussein Medical Center, Amman, Jordan between January and December 2009. The study design involved an open label retrospective analysis of medical records of 2 groups of comparable age ...
Köhler Gernot G Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Sisters of Charity Hospital, 4010, Linz, Austria, - - 2014
Seroma formation is a frequent postoperative complication following open ventral hernia repair (OVHR), especially in cases requiring wide subcutaneous dissection (WSD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new low-thrombin fibrin sealant for seroma prevention. A total of 60 consecutive patients with median incisional hernias ...
Roberts N N Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, - - 2014
Electronic patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) enable real time reporting back to the patient and medical team, comparison between similar patient cohorts and long-term cost effective outcome measurement. The primary objective of this three-phase pilot study was to measure uptake using a web-based PROM system following the introduction of two ...
Migliore A A U.O.S. of Rheumatology, Ospedale San Pietro Fatebenefratelli, Rome, - - 2014
The intra-articular administration of hyaluronic acid (HA) in hip osteoarthritis (OA) has been recently increased following the use of ultrasound guidance to perform an accurate delivery of the injected product. Viscosupplementation in hip OA seems to show similar results to those obtained by viscosupplementation in knee OA. However, an unmet ...
Wink Jason D JD From the Division of Plastic Surgery, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, - - 2014
The aim of our study is to better understand the maxillary involvement in relation to the mandibular deformation in hemifacial microsomia (HFM). To do so, consecutive patients with HFM treated at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from 2000 to 2012 were included in our study. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional analyses ...
Marianetti Tito M TM From the Maxillo-Facial Surgery Department, Complesso Integrato Columbus, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to relate the facial asymmetries with possible impairments of the skull base, particularly with regard to the three-dimensional position of the glenoid fossa.Fifty-eight subjects met the inclusion criteria (25 men and 33 women) and were included in the analysis. All patients underwent three-dimensional computed ...
Kim Chang Yeom CY From the Institute of Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Socket contracture is one of the most common and difficult problems in anophthalmic patients. This study intended to evaluate postoperative outcomes of anophthalmic socket reconstruction using an autologous buccal mucosa graft in patients with socket contracture. Medical records and photographs of 44 anophthalmic patients who underwent socket reconstruction surgery using ...
Bisdas Theodosios T Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Franziskus Hospital and University Clinic of Muenster, Muenster, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study compared early outcomes between the custom-made and the new off-the-shelf multibranched endograft (mbEVAR, t-branch; Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) for the endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs). Between January 2010 and January 2013, 46 consecutive patients with TAAAs underwent endovascular aortic repair with mbEVARs. A custom-made device was ...
Kivlighan Dennis M DM Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, University of - - 2014
Attending group therapy sessions is necessary for a group member to have a chance at receiving benefit from the intervention. Group members' perceptions of their group's climate has been linked with important group member outcomes, including session attendance. On the basis of the writings of Curran and Bauer (2011), the ...
Skedros John G JG Utah Orthopaedic Specialists, Salt Lake City, UT. - - 2014
We tried to reduce our rate of conversion from index knee arthroscopy to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for degenerative pathology (primarily meniscal) in the setting of coexisting arthritis in patients 50 years or older. We hypothesized that, by using a 2-surgeon independent evaluation method, we could reduce the rate to ...
Ferary M M Service d'ORL et de chirurgie de la face et du cou, centre hospitalier Nord, place Victor-Pauchet, 80054 Amiens cedex, - - 2014
To compare postoperative complication rates after dissection tonsillectomy in patients operated by outpatient surgery and patients operated by inpatient surgery. A prospective, single-centre, observational study was conducted over a period of 1year. Dissection tonsillectomy was performed in 103 patients (mean age: 4years) between September 2011 and September 2012. The following parameters were ...
Choi Jin A JA Department of Ophthalmology, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
To identify the differences in posterior pole profiles between early normal tension glaucoma (NTG) patients with an initial central visual field (VF) loss and those with a peripheral VF loss. Normal tension glaucoma patients with parafoveal scotoma (PFS; within a central 10° of fixation; superior, n = 47; inferior, n = 24) and peripheral ...
Kotela Andrzej A Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Central Research Hospital of Ministry of Interior, Wołoska 137, 02-507, Warszawa, Poland, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare radiological results of total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) performed with patient-specific computed tomography (CT)-based instrumentation and conventional technique. The main study hypothesis was that CT-based patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) increases the accuracy of TKA. A prospective, randomized controlled trial was carried out between January ...
Li Yan-Dong YD Yan-Dong Li, Jian-Jiang Lin, Department of Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Province, - - 2014
To determine the significance of enterostomy in the emergency management of Fournier gangrene. The clinical data of 51 patients (49 men and 2 women) with Fournier gangrene who were treated at our hospital over the past 12 years were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups according the ...
Goldberg Roger A RA Retina Service, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To report the presenting features and clinical outcomes of a series of patients with non-infectious inflammation after intravitreal aflibercept injection. Non-comparative consecutive case series. Medical records of patients who presented with non-infectious inflammation after intravitreal aflibercept injection between November 2011, and June 2013, were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 20 ...
Jutzi Leah L Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of British Columbia and British Columbia Cancer Agency, Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5Z 1M9. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objectives of this study were to determine the clinical success of colorectal stenting in patients with large bowel obstruction secondary to gynecologic malignancy and to determine whether there are any predictors of outcome. This was a retrospective cohort study of all patients with a gynecologic malignancy and large bowel ...
Yen H-T HT Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of systemically administered urokinase (UK) after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with or without stent (PTA ± stent) on the reduction in the rate and level of amputation in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) with tissue loss. This was an observational, nonrandomized, retrospective study of 183 Taiwanese patients with ...
Proietti S S Stone Center at Department of Urology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, MI, Italy, - - 2014
To assess the efficacy and tolerability of D-mannose-containing product (Cystoman(®)) in preventing recurrence in patients who underwent surgical treatment for infection related urinary stones. From January 2011 to February 2013 we have enrolled all consecutive patients affected by staghorn calculi and recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). All patients recommended for ...
Lee Sung Ho SH Department of Neurosurgery, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, 1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 130-702, - - 2014
The effectiveness of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for cavernous malformation (CM) has not been fully assessed. Consequently, observation is usually recommended when a bleeding CM is initially discovered. Recurrent bleeding occurs with CMs, and these repeat hemorrhages can result in additional morbidity. From 1992 to 2011, 49 patients with brainstem CMs ...
Cramnert Catharina C Department of Pathology, Skåne University Hospital , Lund , Sweden - - 2014
Abstract Background: Eleven years ago we had described three patients with missing nexin links as a possible cause of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). The assumption was substantiated last year by finding a mutation in these patients. Materials and Methods: We counted the nexin links, inner (IDA) and outer (ODA) dynein ...
Zhou Zun Qiang ZQ Department of Surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China, - - 2014
Spleen-preserving laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (SPLDP) can be performed with splenic vessel resection (SVR) or splenic vessel preservation (SVP). The purpose of this comparative study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients who underwent SPLDP with SVR or SVP at a single institution. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 246 ...
Maze Ronnen R Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, - - 2014
Therapeutic hypothermia improves neurologic outcome and survival in patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Endovascular cooling devices are commonly used to rapidly achieve and maintain hypothermia. The use of these devices may be associated with catheter related thrombosis. The objective of this study was to determine the risk of catheter ...
Groarke John D JD aDepartment of Cardiology bDepartment of Statistics cDepartment of Emergency Medicine, St James's Hospital, Dublin, - - 2014
The objective was to examine the impact of out-of-hours exercise treadmill tests (ETTs) on length of hospital stay (LOS) for patients admitted to a chest pain assessment unit with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome. Prospective observational study with 30-day follow-up of low-to-intermediate-risk chest pain patients undergoing out-of-hours ETT. Eligible ...
Halaby Gm G Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Moscow, Russian - - 2014
This research aims to evaluate daily ECG recordings of healthy subjects and that of patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease using dispersion-mapping (DM), a new technology that allows the quantitative evaluation of the energy and metabolic processes in the myocardium at the cellular level while taking into account the ...
Li Xiang X Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 277 Yanta West Road, Xi'an, 710061, Shaanxi, - - 2014
SonixGPS is a successful ultrasound guidance position system. It helps to improve accuracy in performing complex puncture operations. This study firstly used SonixGPS to perform kidney calyx access in PCNL to investigate its effectiveness and safety. This was a prospectively randomized controlled study performed from September 2011 to October 2012. ...
Weber Markus M Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Regensburg University Medical Center, Asklepios Klinikum Bad Abbach, Kaiser-Karl V.-Allee 3, 93077, Bad Abbach, Germany, - - 2014
Restoration of biomechanics is a major goal in THA. Imageless navigation enables intraoperative control of leg length equalization and offset reconstruction. However, the effect of navigation compared with intraoperative fluoroscopy is unclear. We asked whether intraoperative use of imageless navigation (1) improves the relative accuracy of leg length and global ...
Imam Mohamed A MA 1 Research and Education, South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, Epsom, Surrey - - - 2014
Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are used to gauge clinical performance. The PROMs outcome programme at our centre achieves a preoperative data capture rate of 99%. This falls to 90.6%, 89%, 83% and 79% at the six-week, six-month, one-year and two-year time points, respectively. The study aims were to determine ...
Sibbel Scott P SP DaVita Clinical Research, Minneapolis, Minn., - - 2014
Background: The Crit-Line® monitor (CLM) is a device for monitoring hematocrit, oxygen saturation and change in intravascular blood volume during hemodialysis. Prior studies have evaluated CLM use in dialysis patients, but not specifically in those new to dialysis. Methods: In this retrospective analysis, 199 patients initiating dialysis at 8 facilities ...
Levy Jonathan C JC Holy Cross Orthopaedic Institute, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Whereas patient expectations after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) relate to sustained improvements in pain, function, and motion, the time necessary to reach these goals is unclear. Our purpose was to investigate the speed of recovery and to compare the effectiveness of primary TSA and ...
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