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Scali Salvatore T ST Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients presenting with occluded aortobifemoral (ABF) bypass grafts are managed with a variety of techniques. Redo ABF (rABF) bypass procedures are infrequently performed because of concerns about procedural complexity and morbidity. The purpose of this analysis was to compare midterm results of rABF bypass with those of primary ABF (pABF) ...
Mukewar Saurabh S Departments of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, - - 2014
There are no published studies comparing pouch configurations and long-term adverse outcomes. To evaluate outcomes of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients undergoing restorative proctocolectomy with S-, J- pouches or continent ileostomy (CI). We conducted a historical cohort study from the prospectively maintained Pouch Registry. Demographic and clinical variables were evaluated with ...
Malagelada Francesc F Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. Hospital de Mataro (Consorci Sanitari del Maresme), Barcelona, - - 2014
Background. The presence of a pathological fracture due to osteosarcoma (OS) has been considered a high risk factor for dissemination and an indication for immediate amputation. With current neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimens there is a trend towards limb salvage procedures in selected cases. The aim of this study is to assess ...
Rafiq Sulman - - 2014
To evaluate if an opiate sparing multimodal regimen of dexamethasone, gabapentin, ibuprofen and paracetamol had better analgesic effect, less side effects and was safe compared to a traditional morphine and paracetamol regimen after cardiac surgery. Open-label, prospective randomized controlled trial. 180 patients undergoing cardiac procedures through median sternotomy, were included ...
Doerr Fabian F School of Medicine, University of Cologne , Cologne , - - 2014
Objectives. Cardiac surgery patients are excluded from SAPS2 but included in SAPS3. Neither score is evaluated for this exclusive population; however, they are used daily. We hypothesized that SAPS3 may be superior to SAPS2 in outcome prediction in cardiac surgery patients. Design. All consecutive patients undergoing cardiac surgery between January ...
Young J J Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, - - 2014
Tenofovir is associated with reduced renal function. It is not clear whether patients can be expected to fully recover their renal function if tenofovir is discontinued. We calculated the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) for patients in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study remaining on tenofovir for at least 1 year ...
Page Stephen P SP From the Barts Health NHS Trust, London, - - 2014
Catheter ablation is an effective treatment for symptomatic individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF) but is associated with a risk of periprocedual stroke. Recent data suggest that this risk may be abolished if catheter ablation is performed with uninterrupted warfarin. We sought to compare the incidence, severity and timing of periprocedural ...
Dhillon Paramdeep S PS From the Department of Cardiology, St Georges Hospital, - - 2014
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation are often performed as part of the same procedure. In many cases, PVI is performed by cryotherapy and then CTI ablation by radiofrequency (RF) energy. We sought to determine whether it is more efficient to perform CTI ablation simultaneously with PVI ...
Penaranda Juan G JG Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates, Mobile, - - 2014
Aortic root enlargement has not been well studied as a modality to prevent patient prosthesis mismatch in octogenarian patients with a small aortic root. We reviewed the records of 117 octogenarian patients who received surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) between 1993 and 2010. From this group, 87 patients received a ...
Wu Tzu-Ching TC Department of Neurology, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Computerized tomography perfusion (CTP) has been widely studied in assessing physiological brain tissue parameters in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The utility of CTP to predict clinical outcome in patients with AIS treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV t-PA) is controversial. We reviewed CTP data in AIS patients ...
Li Da D Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, People's Republic of - - 2014
Object The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical appearance of untreated pediatric brainstem cavernous malformations (CMs) and to identify the hemorrhage risks and functional outcomes. Methods All pediatric patients with a diagnosis of brainstem CM between 1985 and 2012 were registered. The clinical chart and radiographs were ...
Inoue Koichi K Cardiovascular Center, Sakurabashi Watanabe - - 2014
Background: The purpose of this study was to provide precise data on the current status of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) in Japan. Methods and Results: The Japanese Heart Rhythm Society requested that members retrospectively register data for AF ablation performed in September 2011, March 2012, and September 2012. A total ...
Wermeling Paulien R PR Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The - - 2014
To investigate effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of six-monthly monitoring compared with three-monthly monitoring of well-controlled type 2 diabetes patients in primary care. A pragmatic randomised controlled patient-preference equivalence trial was performed. From April 2009 to August 2010, 2215 patients from 233 general practitioners across the Netherlands were included. Patients were eligible ...
Alzahrani Musaed M Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Montreal University Hospital Center (CHUM), University of Montreal, 1560, rue Sherbrooke East, Montreal, QC, H2L 4M1, - - 2014
We aim to compare the hyaluronic acid to fat graft myringoplasty (HAFGM) technique to a recently described modified-FGM (M-FGM) in the repair of tympanic membrane perforation (TMP). We also aim to evaluate the hearing level improvement postoperatively. We conducted a prospective study in an adult tertiary care center between 2012 ...
Krych Aaron J AJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, - - 2014
A recent randomized trial from the Finnish Degenerative Meniscal Lesion Study Group was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and attempted to determine the efficacy of partial meniscectomy without osteoarthritis. Patients were randomized to either arthroscopic partial meniscectomy or sham surgery. The authors concluded that the clinical outcomes ...
Iancu R R Oftaclinic, - - 2014
Rationale (hypothesis). Although cataract and glaucoma represent an increasingly common situation encountered concomitantly, the management of this association is still debatable. Objective (aim). We aimed to assess intraocular pressure dynamics after phacoemulsification in patients with uncontrolled primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). Methods and Results. The present study was designed as ...
Borz Bogdan B Department of Cardiology, Charles Nicolle University Hospital, INSERM U1096, Rouen, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aortic regurgitation (AR) is an important complication of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and even moderate AR is associated with increased mortality after TAVI. The association with decreased survival is unclear. We aimed to analyse the impact of AR after TAVI as a function of baseline NT-proBNP. We included 236 ...
Pezawas Thomas T Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of a single, remote-magnetic catheter navigation system (MNS) for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). A total of 107 PVI procedures in 71 patients with paroxysmal (32%), persistent (38%) and longstanding-persistent (30%) atrial fibrillation (AF) were analyzed. A wide area ...
Banuchi Victoria V Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, - - 2014
This study evaluated for increased complications or risk associated with concurrent nasal and oropharyngeal surgeries to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Retrospective chart review. We performed a retrospective chart review on consecutive patients between 2006 and 2011 who underwent either simultaneous nasal and pharyngeal surgery (group 1) or ...
Okiror Lawrence L Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, - - 2014
This study aimed to assess the efficacy of thoracotomy and decortication (T/D) in achieving lung re-expansion in patients with Stage III empyema and assess the impact of culture-positive empyema on the outcome of decortication. This is a retrospective observational study of consecutive patients treated with T/D over a 6-year period. ...
Wu Jin-Tao JT Department of Cardiology, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou - - 2014
It has been demonstrated that a prolonged PR interval is associated with an increased risk of AF. However, the impact of a prolonged PR interval on recurrence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation is not clear. A total of 112 patients with a prolonged PR interval (PR > ...
Lin Yenn-Jiang YJ Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital; Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, - - 2014
The optimal substrate ablation approach in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (Per AF) remains unclear. This was a prospective randomized study comparing the efficacy of limited (continuous complex fractionated atrial electrogram, CFAE:<60 ms) versus extensive (continuous CFAE plus variable CFAE:<120ms) atrial substrate modification in Per AF patients. We enrolled 120 ...
Drews Thorsten T Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, - - 2014
Elective use of normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may reduce the risks associated with the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedure in selected high-risk TAVI patients. Between April 2008 and August 2013, 1177 consecutive patients underwent TAVI. Elective normothermic femoro-femoral CPB was used in 3.7% of patients (n = 43, 27 ...
Ramesh Jayapal J Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, - - 2014
Despite proven clinical benefit, there are no studies that have examined the relationship between pancreatic stent caliber and its impact on post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) in high-risk patients. To study the relationship between stent caliber and PEP rates in patients with confirmed sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. A retrospective review was conducted ...
Dohi Masahiro M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, - - 2014
The benefits of off-pump coronary artery grafting (OPCAB) have been demonstrated. Especially in patients with a high number of comorbidities, redo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains a difficult entity of CABG, because patients are likely to have multiple risk factors and often have diseased patent grafts with adhesions. The ...
Moltó Anna A Paris Descartes University, Rheumatology Department, Cochin Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, INSERM (U1153): Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, PRES Sorbonne, Paris-, Cité, FRANCE; Medicine Department, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
Objective: To estimate the frequency of use and effectiveness of TNFα blockers in an inflammatory back pain population suggestive of early axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) in daily practice. Methods: DESIR is a prospective, multicentre, observational cohort including 708 patients with early (<three years duration) inflammatory back pain suggestive of axSpA. Statistical ...
Ricciato Maria Pia MP Units of Endocrinology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, - - 2014
Management of subclinical Cushing's syndrome (SCS) remains controversial; it is not possible to predict which patients would benefit from adrenalectomy. In the present study we aimed to evaluate the role of adrenocortical scintigraphy (ACS) in the management of patients with SCS. The medical records of 33 consecutive patients with adrenal ...
Tan Christopher J CJ University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, - - 2014
To report the accuracy of osteotomy position in dogs undergoing tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) and to evaluate the effect of 2 different TPLO jig and saw systems on tibial osteotomy position. Retrospective case series. Dogs (n = 124; 134 TPLO). Medical records (2004-2005; 2008-2011) and stifle radiographs of 2 groups of ...
van der Slegt Jasper J Department of Surgery, Amphia Hospital, Breda, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Long-term results of precuffed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) grafts used for peripheral bypass surgery are lacking. The aim of this study was to obtain the long-term outcomes of precuffed ePTFE grafts compared with autologous saphenous vein (ASV) grafts used in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A single-institution retrospective study of ...
Winkle Roger A RA Silicon Valley Cardiology, E. Palo Alto, CA and Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation(AF) ablation procedures generally use intraprocedural ACT > 300-350 seconds to prevent thromboembolic events. To evaluate bleeding and thromboembolic procedural complications in AF ablation patients with low intraprocedural ACT. We examined a subset of 372/2334 (15.9%) AF ablations, using irrigated-tip RF at 50W, interrupted oral anticoagulation and target ACT=225, ...
Kim Young-Il YI Center for Gastric Cancer, National Cancer Center, Goyang, - - 2014
The long-term effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication in preventing metachronous gastric cancer (GC) development after endoscopic resection (ER) of early gastric cancer (EGC) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of H. pylori status on the incidence of metachronous GC after ER during long-term follow-up. We ...
Matoso Andres A Departments of *Pathology §Oncology ∥Urology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore ‡Miraca LifeScience Laboratory, Glen Burnie, MD †Department of Pathology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, - - 2014
The current epidemiology and clinicopathologic features of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the scrotum are largely unknown because of its low incidence. We describe the histopathologic features, immunohistochemistry, and human papillomavirus (HPV) status of 29 patients with scrotal SCC. The mean age at presentation was 55 years (range, 30 to ...
Tosti Rick R Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and the Biostatistics Consulting Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the effect of povidone-iodine soaks on outcomes of hand infections after operative drainage. We performed a single-center, prospective, randomized trial to evaluate 100 consecutive hand infections. Forty-nine patients received povidone-iodine soaks 3 times daily, and 51 patients received only daily dressing changes. Outcome measures were the number of operations, ...
Melfi Franca M A FM Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyse the results of robotic lobectomy for lung cancer. The evolution of technique and technology was evaluated. During the period 2004-12, all patients who underwent robotic lobectomy for clinical early-stage lung cancer were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups. Group ...
Metzner Andreas A 1Department of Cardiology, AsklepiosKlinik St. Georg, Hamburg, - - 2014
-Use of the second-generation cryoballoon (CB) for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) has demonstrated encouraging acute and mid-term results. Long-term outcome data is not yet available. -Fifty patients (18 female, mean age 61±11 years, mean LA-diameter 43±5mm) with paroxysmal (36/50 [72%] patients) or short-standing ...
Sauerhammer Tina M TM Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, - - 2014
Object Unilateral fusion of the frontoparietal suture is the most common cause of synostotic frontal plagiocephaly. Localized fusion of the frontosphenoidal suture is rare but can lead to a similar, but subtly distinct, phenotype. Methods A retrospective chart review of the authors' craniofacial database was performed. Patients with isolated frontosphenoidal ...
Schnake Klaus John KJ Center for Spinal Surgery and Neurotraumatology, BG Unfallklinik Frankfurt, - - 2014
Object Despite promising early clinical results, the long-term outcome of the use of expandable titanium cages to reconstruct the anterior column after traumatic burst fractures is still unknown. The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the clinical and radiological outcomes of the use of expandable titanium cages 5 ...
Greason Kevin L KL Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Most studies comparing transapical and transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement include the center's early operative experience, which may negatively impact the outcomes. This study reports our experience beyond the learning curve with transapical and transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement. A total of 303 patients underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement from ...
Akbulut Fatih - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of the modified Nesbit procedure using different techniques for dissecting the neurovascular bundle (NVB) to correct ventral congenital penile curvatures (CPCs). The bundle was mobilized using the medial and lateral dissection technique in 21 (Group 1) and 13 (Group 2) ...
Liu Tang - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome, complications and survival of the commonly used surgical reconstructions of the proximal humerus after intrarticular tumour resection in our hospital. Between 1998 and 2010,41 consecutive proximal humeral reconstructions using prosthesis(group P, n = 25) or recycled pasteurized autograft combined with ...
Aslani Hamidreza H Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to evaluate the carpal canal morphologic consequences following endoscopic carpal tunnel release compared with open approach. 48 Patients with CTS were enrolled in our prospective trial. Participants were classified in 2 groups: 24 patients underwent open surgery technique and 24 underwent endoscopic carpal tunnel ...
Shimada Mitsuo M Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, 3-18-15 Kuramoto-cho, Tokushima, 770-8503, Japan, - - 2014
This multi-center, phase III trial assesses the efficacy of daikenchuto (TU-100) on gastrointestinal disorders after hepatic resection (UMIN Registration No. 000003103). A total of 231 patients, who underwent hepatic resection at 26 Japanese centers, were enrolled. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either oral doses (15 g/day, three times a day) ...
Klek Stanislaw S Stanley Dudrick's Memorial Hospital, General and Oncology Surgery Unit, Skawina, - - 2014
Background and Aim: Many techniques have been tested to reduce the incidence of catheter-relater bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) during home parenteral nutrition (HPN). One of these methods, taurolidine lock, has shown some potential in several studies, but it has been studied primarily in patients with a relatively high CRBSI rate. Therefore, ...
Fruchter Oren O Pulmonary Division, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, - - 2014
Background: The clinical benefits associated with the use of the bispectral index (BIS) to monitor the depth of sedation during flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FFB) are questionable. Objectives: To evaluate the added value in terms of procedural safety and patients' awareness of monitoring sedation depth using the BIS compared to conventional ...
Uri Ofir O The Shoulder and Elbow Service, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP, United Kingdom. E-mail address for O. Uri: - - 2014
Anterior instability of the sternoclavicular joint is uncommon and usually follows a benign course, although symptomatic patients may require surgical intervention. The optimal treatment for symptomatic instability of the sternoclavicular joint remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome after reconstruction of the sternoclavicular joint ...
Matsushita Takehiko T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-Cho, Chuo-Ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0017, - - 2014
Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is performed to treat recurrent patellar dislocation (RPD). However, the effectiveness of MPFL reconstruction in patients with a severely lateralised tibial tuberosity remains unknown. In this study, the clinical outcomes of MPFL reconstruction in patients with an increased tibial tuberosity-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance were examined. ...
Zhou Xile X Department of Colorectal Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, 79 Qingchun Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310003, P.R. - - 2014
The study was designed to evaluate a new completely diverted tube ileostomy (CDTI) with a reversible single row stapled occlusion of the distal limb to defunction a low colorectal anastomoses, and to compare it with a loop ileostomy (LI). From September 2010 to August 2012, 95 rectal cancer patients who ...
Berg Kasper Drimer KD Copenhagen Prostate Cancer Center, Department of Urology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. The aim of this study was to describe recovery of urinary continence and potency and report oncological and functional outcomes using the survival, continence and potency (SCP) system for patients undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). Material and methods. From 2009 to 2012, 232 patients underwent RARP. Self-reported continence, ...
Spaliviero Massimiliano M Urology Service, Department of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, - - 2014
To report cancer-specific outcomes of micropapillary NMIBC. The records of 36 patients restaged within three months of initial micropapillary NMIBC diagnosis were retrospectively reviewed. Early radical cystectomy ([RC] within a three-month landmark after restaging transurethral resection of bladder tumor [TURBT]), or conservative management (intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, surveillance, or deferred RC) ...
Swart Nynke Nm - - 2014
Patients with traumatic knee complaints regularly consult their general practitioner (GP). MRI might be a valuable diagnostic tool to assist GPs in making appropriate treatment decisions and reducing costs. Therefore, this study will assess the cost-effectiveness of referral to MRI by GPs compared with usual care, in patients with persistent ...
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