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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 ...
Smith Timothy R TR Department of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL, - - 2014
Patients with high-grade glioma are at elevated risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The relationship between VTE and survival in glioma patients remains unclear, as does the optimal protocol for chemoprophylaxis. The purpose of this study was to assessthe incidence of and risk factors associated with VTE in patients with high-grade ...
Rajavi Zhale - - 2014
The angle of postoperative deviation changes over time in patients undergoing surgery for intermittent exotropia. The aim of the current study was to assess the relationship between the motor alignment at 1 week and 6 months after exotropia surgery. The records of 81 patients who underwent surgery for intermittent exotropia ...
Chen Derrick J DJ Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2014
To evaluate if cumulative cancer length on prostate needle biopsy (Bx) divided by the number of biopsy cores (CCL/core) could improve prediction of insignificant cancer (IC) on radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with prostate cancer (PCA) eligible for active surveillance (AS). Patients diagnosed with PCA on extended (≥10 cores) Bx ...
Andrade Jason G JG Electrophysiology Service at the Montreal Heart Institute and the Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada; The Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is associated with PV to left atrium re-conduction. Effective lesion creation necessitates adequate contact force between the ablation catheter and myocardium. We prospectively studied the utility of contact force guided ablation on immediate and long-term outcomes. Seventy-five patients with highly symptomatic ...
Orwat Stefan S Division of Adult Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, - - 2014
Aortic regurgitation (AR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with a poor clinical outcome and its assessment therefore crucial. Quantification of AR by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), however, remains challenging in this setting. The present study used quantitative flow measurement by cardiac MRI (CMR) with calculation of regurgitant fraction ...
Liao Limin L Department of Urology, China Rehabilitation Research Center, 10 Jiaomen Beilu, Fentai District, Beijing, 100068, China, - - 2014
To evaluate the midterm outcomes of protection for upper urinary tract (UUT) function by augmentation enterocystoplasty (AE) using a grading system for upper urinary tract dilation (UUTD) and a descriptive system for all urinary tract dysfunction (AUTD) in patients with neurogenic bladder. We retrospectively reviewed 120 cases of AE from ...
Yun Seong Jong SJ Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, 149 Sangil-dong, Kangdong-gu, Seoul 134-727, South Korea; Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-701, South Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess the frequency and significance of presence of the liver and pancreas at the left renal vein (LRV) level in patients with suspected renal nutcracker syndrome (NCS). We included 101 patients with hematuria who underwent urography three-dimensional CT between April 2009 and November 2013. These patients were divided into ...
Domb Benjamin G BG American Hip Institute, Hinsdale Orthopaedics, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Westmont, Illinois - - - 2014
Outcome studies assessing a cohort of patients receiving microfracture in the hip have focused on second look arthroscopy and return to sport, which have shown favourable results in the absence of osteoarthritis. Few studies exist focusing on clinical outcomes after microfracture in the hip using patient reported outcome (PRO) scores. ...
Pappone Carlo C Maria Cecilia Hospital, GVM Care & Research, Cotignola, Italy - - 2014
-The management of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) is based on the distinction between "asymptomatic" and "symptomatic" presentations but evidence is limited in the asymptomatic population. -WPW registry was an 8-year prospective study of either symptomatic or asymptomatic WPW patients referred to our Arrhythmology Department for evaluation and/or ablation. Inclusion criteria were a ...
Bhat A A Department of Urology, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, 334003, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the feasibility of correcting coexistent penile torsion and chordee without hypospadias by mobilization of the urethra and spongiosum. A retrospective study of nine patients with simultaneous penile torsion and chordee without hypospadias was undertaken between January 2006 and December 2012. During this period, a total of 364 cases ...
Kjelstrup Trygve T From the Department of Anaesthesiology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital (TK), The Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet (TK, PKH, FC), Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Oslo University Hospital (HJS), Department of Orthopaedics, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo (MR), Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital of North Norway and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø (ØK) and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (HJS, - - 2014
Axillary plexus blocks are usually guided by ultrasound, but alternative methods may be used when ultrasound equipment is lacking. For a nonultrasound-guided axillary block, the need for three injections has been questioned. Could differences in block success between single, double and triple deposits methods be explained by differences in local ...
Haas S S Department of Surgery, Randers Regional Hospital, Skovlyvej 1, 8900, Randers, Denmark, - - 2014
Introducing colonoscopy as part of colorectal cancer screening on a national level, we aimed at evaluating the efficacy of the two most common bowel cleansing agents, Moviprep(®) and Phosphoral(®). Secondly, we evaluated the benefit for the patient and society in terms of sick leave and discomfort. In a single-blinded randomized ...
Kelbæk Henning H Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, - - 2014
Aims: We conducted a pooled post hoc analysis (RESOLUTE All Comers and RESOLUTE International) of patients who had the Resolute® zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES) implanted in revascularised total occlusions (TO) compared with patients treated with R-ZES for non-occluded lesions. Methods and results: Patients were divided into three groups: chronic TO (CTO; ...
Sommer Philipp P Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany - - 2014
-A technological platform (MediGuide™) has been recently introduced for non-fluoroscopic catheter tracking. No data on the safety of this technology is yet available in a large cohort of patients. -Data from a prospective ablation registry were analyzed. All patients undergoing AF ablation procedures supported by non-fluoroscopic catheter visualization technology (NFCV) ...
Tekgul Zeki Tuncel ZT Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Saim Çıkrıkçı St. No. 59, Bozyaka, Karabağlar, 35170, Izmir, Turkey, - - 2014
This study investigated the effects of irrigation solutions, administered at either 21 or 37 °C in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), on hypothermia and related postoperative complications such as late emergence and late recovery from anesthesia, shivering, lactic acidosis, and excess bleeding. Sixty patients who were scheduled for PCNL were enrolled in this ...
Fahy Aodhnait S AS Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Mastectomy is associated with postoperative nausea and pain. We evaluated whether paravertebral block (PVB) use altered opioid use, antiemetic use, and length of stay in patients undergoing mastectomy. We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of all patients who underwent mastectomy with or without PVB from 2008 to 2010. Patient demographics, ...
Park Hwan-Cheol HC Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University Gu-ri Hospital, Gu-ri city, Republic of - - 2014
Left arial (LA) function, defined according to conduit, reservoir and booster functions, is closely linked to left ventricular (LV) mechanics, particularly during diastole. Right ventricular pacing (RVP) is thought to impair LA diastolic restoring forces through alteration of ventricular activation. The aim of this study was to determine whether the ...
Gessler Bodil B Department of Surgery, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra Campus, 41685, Gothenburg, Sweden, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate renal morbidity after a temporary loop ileostomy and to identify possible preoperative risk factors. Consecutive patients at four hospitals serving 1,520,000 inhabitants who received a temporary loop ileostomy and underwent subsequent closure were identified and retrospectively studied from 1 January 2007 until ...
Nakano Naoki N Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0017, - - 2014
The present study aimed to examine the results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with the NexGen Legacy posterior-stabilized (LPS)-Flex system for osteoarthritis in the valgus knee. Between 2003 and 2011, 27 valgus knees in 26 patients who underwent TKA with the NexGen LPS-Flex implant were clinically and radiologically evaluated after ...
Yamada Osamu O Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Kuma Hospital, Kobe 650-0011, - - 2014
We demonstrated previously that dynamic prognostic markers such as the thyroglobulin (Tg)-doubling time in thyroglobulin antibody (TgAb)-negative papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and changes in pre- and postoperative TgAb levels in TgAb-positive PTC patients more keenly reflect patients' prognosis than conventional static prognostic factors. Here we investigated periodic changes in TgAb ...
Kiss Gabor G Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital of Lille, Lille, France - - 2014
General anaesthesia (GA) carries high risks of ventilator dependency with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with severe respiratory disease. It also presents an ethical dilemma if surgery remains the only treatment option for patients with advanced terminal chronic respiratory disease. Thoracic epidural anaesthesia for awake thoracic surgery (TEATS) in ...
Shultz Kevin J KJ From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Scott & White Healthcare and Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, - - 2014
Tight abdominal closures, as can be seen during transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap breast reconstruction, have been shown to increase intra-abdominal pressure, thereby decreasing thoracopulmonary compliance and increasing the workload of breathing. The purpose of this article was to quantitate pulmonary function in patients who underwent pedicled TRAM flap ...
Sidloff D A DA Vascular Surgery Group, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Type II endoleak is the most common complication after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR); however, its natural history is unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence and outcomes of type II endoleak, at a single institution after EVAR. A total of 904 consecutive patients who ...
Hertault A A Vascular Surgery, Hôpital Cardiologique, CHRU de Lille, INSERM U1008, Université Lille Nord de France, 59037 Lille Cedex, - - 2014
To evaluate exposure to radiation during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) performed with intraoperative guidance by preoperative computed tomographic angiogram fusion. All consecutive patients who underwent standard bifurcated (BIF) or thoracic (THO), and complex fenestrated (FEN) or branched (BR) EVAR were prospectively enrolled. Indirect dose-area product (DAP), fluoroscopy time (FT), and ...
Heldner M R MR Department of Neurology and Stroke Center, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, - - 2014
Patients with prior stroke within 3 months have been mostly excluded from randomized thrombolysis trials mainly because of the fear of an increased rate of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH). The aim of this study was to compare baseline characteristics and clinical outcome of thrombolyzed patients who had a previous stroke within ...
Nakamura Hiromasa H Cardiovascular Disease Center, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
Severe patient-prosthesis mismatch, defined as effective orifice area index ≤0.65 cm(2) m(-2), has demonstrated poor long-term survival after aortic valve replacement. Reported rates of severe mismatch involving the Perimount Magna aortic bioprosthesis range from 4% to 20% in patients with a small annulus. Between June 2008 and August 2011, 251 patients ...
Ma Fei F Department of Ophthalmology, Jinling Hospital, School of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, - - 2014
To investigate the impact and postoperative clinical recovery of long-term soft contact lens wear on the epithelial flap made during laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK). In a prospective study, 371 patients (589 eyes) who underwent LASEK were divided into four groups (G1, G2, G3, G4) according to their length of soft ...
Gerth David J DJ Dr Gerth is a volunteer Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, DeWitt Daughtry Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Miami, FloridaDr King is a facial plastic surgeon in private practice in Northampton, MassachusettsDr Rabach is a fellow in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New JerseyDrs R. A. Glasgold and M. J. Glasgold are Clinical Professors, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery at Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey - - 2014
Some practitioners have criticized the unpredictable retention associated with autologous fat transfer. Potential causes of variations in predictability include intrinsic (patient-related) or extrinsic factors, such as harvesting, processing, and graft-delivery technique. The authors sought to determine the long-term retention of autologous fat graft processed with a closed-membrane filtration system, to ...
Kalifa Jérôme J University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - - 2014
In this issue of Circulation, readers will find a fascinating study presented by Dr. Haissaguerre and several members of a promising and newly erected Institute for Cardiovascular Research located in Bordeaux (France): the LIRYC, ("L'institut de Rythmologie de Modélisation Cardiaque", The Institute for Arrhythmia and Computer Modeling Research).(1) This is ...
Takahashi Shinya S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima University - - 2014
Background:Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication of cardiac surgery and may result in stroke or heart failure and poor prognosis. This study aimed to evaluate a novel index of total atrial conduction time derived from the P-wave onset (lead II) to the peak A' wave on tissue Doppler ...
D'Andrilli Antonio A Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The use of an autologous pulmonary vein (PV) conduit for reconstruction of the pulmonary artery (PA) in lung-sparing resections was first described in 2009, but to date only two case reports appeared and no medium-term and long-term results have been reported, to our knowledge. We present the first case series ...
Papatheodoridis G V GV Gastroenterology Department, Athens University Medical School, Laikon General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Attica, - - 2014
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may still develop in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients treated with lamivudine. Whether HCC rates are comparable in patients treated with the current first-line antivirals remains uncertain. We estimated the incidence and evaluated predictors of HCC in a large nationwide prospective cohort (HepNet.Greece) of HBeAg-negative CHB patients ...
Rothenfluh Dominique A DA Department of Orthopaedics, Uniklinik Balgrist, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
Several risk factors and causes of adjacent segment disease have been debated; however, no quantitative relationship to spino-pelvic parameters has been established so far. A retrospective case-control study was carried out to investigate spino-pelvic alignment in patients with adjacent segment disease compared to a control group. 45 patients (ASDis) were ...
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