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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 ...
Sahar Hafeez Najmus N From the Departments of *Anatomy and Cell Biology, †Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, and ‡Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Western University, London, Ontario, - - 2014
Greater palatine nerve (GPN) block is commonly performed for maxillary and palatal anesthesia by using bony landmarks. Ultrasound (US) can be used to consistently identify greater palatine foramen (GPF) as a defect in the bony palate enabling US-guided injections near the foramen. We scanned and injected 16 undissected well-embalmed hemisectioned ...
Ricci Renato Pietro RP San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, - - 2014
This study aimed to assess manpower and resource consumption of the HomeGuide workflow model for remote monitoring (Biotronik Home Monitoring [HM]) of cardiac implantable electronic devices in daily clinical practice. The model established a cooperative interaction between a reference nurse (RN) for ordinary management, and a responsible physician (RP) for ...
Martinez Gonzalo J GJ Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Department of Cardiology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Santiago, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been developed to treat symptomatic aortic stenosis in patients deemed too high-risk for open-heart surgery. To address this complex population, an interdisciplinary heart team approach was proposed. Present the short and mid-term outcomes of the first 100 patients in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital ...
Martínez-Sánchez Patricia P Department of Neurology and Stroke Center, La Paz University Hospital, Autonomous University of Madrid, IdiPAZ Health Research Institute, Paseo de la Castellana 261, 28046, Madrid, Spain, - - 2014
A telestroke system was established between a community hospital lacking an on-call neurologist and a comprehensive stroke center only 13 km away. Our goal was to analyze the impact of telestroke on the number of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT), door-to-needle times and stroke outcomes. An observational before-and-after study of patients with acute ...
Young Diana Starr DS Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, QC, - - 2014
Continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNB) for postoperative pain control are being used more frequently for total ankle arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to compare the amount of opioid analgesia used in patients with an infragluteal CPNB to that of patients with no CPNB for postoperative pain management after ...
Comploj Evi E Department of Urology, Central Hospital of Bolzano, Bolzano, - - 2014
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare complications after radical cystectomy in patients aged ≥75 years. Materials and Methods: 251 patients aged 75-95 years (median 79) underwent radical cystectomy between 2000 and 2012 at four institutions. The patients were divided into two groups: ≥75-84 years of ...
Johnson Emma C EC Musculoskeletal Research Unit, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Learning & Research Building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Interpretations of time underlie patients' experiences of illness and the way in which the National Health Service (NHS) is organised. In the NHS, achieving short waiting times for treatment is seen as important, and this is particularly evident in relation to chronic conditions where the time waiting in care from ...
Jun Kang-Woong KW Department of Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a severe and common complication that occurs after the major operation. Despite the commonality of DVT there is limited data on the incidence of DVT after kidney transplantation (KT). Furthermore, most studies have been retrospective in design and were conducted in western countries. The aim ...
Heijnens Luc J M LJ Clinical Orthopaedic Research Center - midden Nederland (CORC-mN) , Department of Orthopaedics, Diakonessenhuis Hospital Utrecht/Zeist, Utrecht , the Netherlands - - 2014
Purpose - We evaluated the 5-year survival of the uncemented Optan anatomically adapted femoral stem, with revision for aseptic loosening as the endpoint. Methods - Between January 2004 and March 2007, 432 total hip arthroplasties (THAs) were performed in 432 patients. After follow-up for a mean time of 5 years, ...
Arkadopoulos Nikolaos N 4th Department of Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, Attikon Hospital, 1 Rimini Str, Chaidari, 12462, Athens, - - 2014
Recent studies have indicated that preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) should not be routinely performed in patients suffering from obstructive jaundice before surgery. The severity of jaundice that mandates PBD has yet to be defined. Our aim was to investigate whether PBD is truly justified in severely jaundiced patients before pancreaticoduodenectomy. ...
Basaran Serdar Hakan SH Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Karabuk University, Karabuk, Turkey, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare operation duration, radiological and functional results of the open reduction with either posterior or lateral approach and closed reduction with joystick method in unsuccessful closed reduction of displaced (Gartland type III) supracondylar humeral fractures. Between February 2010 and August 2011, 37 patients ...
Hwang Sung Yeon SY *Department of Emergency Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul; and †Department of Critical Care Medicine and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
We aimed to compare outcomes of sepsis patients according to their hemodynamic presentation: cryptic shock (CS), cryptic to overt shock (COS), and overt shock (OS). We analyzed the sepsis registry for adult patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary hospital and met the criteria for severe ...
Boersma R S RS Department of Internal Medicine, Amphia Hospital Breda, Langedijk 75, 4819 EV, Breda, Netherlands, - - 2014
Central venous catheter (CVC)-related thrombosis and infections are frequently occurring complications in patients with hematological malignancies. At present, heparin is most often used as a locking solution. Trisodium citrate (TSC) had been shown to be a very effective antimicrobial catheter locking in hemodialysis patients. We performed a prospective randomized phase ...
Guinard-Samuel Vincent V Pathology Department, Robert Debré Hospital, 48 Boulevard Sérurier, 75019, Paris, France, - - 2014
Calretinin immunohistochemistry is now widely used to diagnose Hirschsprung's disease (HD), since loss of calretinin expression within the mucosa and muscularis mucosae of rectal suction-biopsy is pathognomonic of HD. However, a stippled staining may be observed within hypertrophic nerves in the submucosae in some HD patients. The aim of the ...
Xu Xu-Dong XD Department of Cardiology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, 168 Changhai Road, Shanghai, 200433, People's Republic of - - 2014
As a common concomitant performance and the most frequent complications of transcatheter perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure, tricuspid regurgitation (TR) has rarely been concerned. From January 2008 to December 2012, a total of 70 patients (men: 33, women: 37; mean age: 30.0 ± 17.1 years) with at least mild TR before VSD ...
Van Hemelrijck Jan J From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; †Department of Vascular Surgery, Milpark Hospital, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; ‡Independent Biostatistics Consultant, Peabody, Massachusetts; §Independent Consultant, Needham, Massachusetts; ‖Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital, Eppendorf, Hamburg, - - 2014
We present the results of a previously unpublished hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) study conducted in 1998-1999. In a multicenter, randomized, single-blind, comparative study of HBOC-201 versus allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, no-cardiac surgery patients received HBOC-201 to a maximum of 7 units (n = 83) or RBCs (n = ...
Sohns Christian C Division of Clinical Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, Heart Center, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Strasse 40, 37075, Göttingen, Germany, - - 2014
In ablation of atrial fibrillation, the single-ring method aims for isolation of the posterior wall of the left atrium (LA) including the pulmonary veins (PVs) but avoiding posterior LA lesions. The aim of this randomized prospective study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of remote magnetic navigation (RMN)-guided single-ring ablation ...
Moopanar Terence R TR Department of Orthopaedics, Nepean Public Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, - - 2014
The failure to restore mechanical alignment and appropriate rotational axis intraoperatively has been described as one of the most common causes of implant failure in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Both conventional and computer-assisted TKA have their limitations. Patient-specific jigs (PSJ) offer a possible alternative method for TKA. The aim of ...
Miller John M JM Indiana University School of - - 2014
The success of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for atrial fibrillation (AF) may be improved if stable AF sources identified by Focal Impulse and Rotor Mapping (FIRM) are also eliminated. The long-term results of this approach are unclear outside the centers where FIRM was developed; thus, we assessed outcomes of FIRM-guided ...
Shteinshnaider Miriam M Department of Internal Medicine "F," Assaf Harofeh Medical Center (affiliated to Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University), Zerifin, - - 2014
The clinical characteristics and prognostic significance of changes in platelet count (PC) during hospitalization in internal medicine wards have not been well investigated. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected from 345 patients admitted to an internal medicine ward. Following discharge, all-cause mortality was recorded. These data were compared, according ...
Brauner Torsten T Faculty of Sports and Health Sciences, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate limb loading and dynamic stability during squatting in the early functional recovery of total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients. Inpatient rehabilitation clinic. A random sample of 61 THA patients (34♂/27♀; 62±9 yrs, 77±14 kg, 174±9 cm) was assessed twice, 13.2±3.8 days (PRE) and 26.6±3.3 days post-surgery (POST), and compared ...
Kochman Janusz J First Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the study was to evaluate the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in high-risk patients with severe bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) stenosis and to compare the outcomes with a matched group of patients with tricuspid aortic valve. TAVR became an alternative treatment method in high-risk patients with symptomatic ...
Mehta D D Department of Radiology, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New - - 2014
It is unknown whether filling defects in subsegmental arteries on multidetector computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) correlate with clinically relevant subsegmental PE on pulmonary angiography. Current guidelines do not differentiate between PE in segmental and subsegmental vessels, and many patients receive at least 3 months anticoagulation. The strategy employed at ...
Hato Naohito N Department of Otolaryngology, Ehime University School of Medicine, Ehime, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the Yanagihara facial nerve grading system in assessing the course of recovery and in determining the probability of a complete recovery of Bell's palsy within 1 week after onset. Retrospective study of patients at a single trial center. Tertiary ...
Kudlaty Elizabeth A EA Case Western Reserve University Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Cleveland - - 2014
/ Objectives: Maintaining and establishing vascular access in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is complicated when they are poor candidates for traditional upper extremity access. Our objective was to compare our experience with two alternative dialysis accesses, the femoral arteriovenous graft (fAVG) and the Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO), in ...
Escudero Martínez Irene I Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, - - 2014
Hypnic headache is a rare primary headache. The diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Classification (IHS) for this condition are discussed, as they have been modified in the new edition of the 2013. The clinical characteristics, and fulfilment of the criteria of the IHS classification in a series of 10patients ...
Sharma Ruchika R *Department of Pediatrics, University of Toledo †Toledo Children's Hospital, Toledo, - - 2014
Desmopressin (DDAVP) 1-deamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin is used in patients with bleeding disorders, including mild factor VIII deficiency, types 1 and 2 von Willebrand disease, and platelet function defects, undergoing surgeries to help control bleeding. We conducted a retrospective chart review of bleeding disorder patients undergoing inpatient surgery at Toledo Children's Hospital, ...
McMullin Christine M CM Colorectal Surgical Unit, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, S5 7AU, United - - 2014
In this study we reviewed our 10-year experience of the medium to long-term success of sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) for faecal incontinence with particular reference to the resource implications of running such a service. All permanent SNS implants for faecal incontinence from 2001 to 2012 were identified from a prospective ...
Chin Tai-Wai TW Pediatric Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: - - 2014
About 10 years ago, we started to correct buried penis using the technique of modified prepuce unfurling. We have made modifications in the years since our preliminary results were reported in 2002. One hundred and thirty-four patients received modified prepuce unfurling since 2000, with ages ranging from 2 months to ...
Feller Julian A JA OrthoSport Victoria Research Unit, School of Medicine, Deakin University and Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Australia, - - 2014
The principal aim of this study was to report the outcomes of medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction, used as either an isolated procedure or in combination with another stabilization procedure, for the primary treatment of recurrent patellar instability. Between 2007 and 2012, 45 patients with recurrent patellar instability and no ...
Patel Parin J PJ Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 8 Gates Pavilion, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA, - - 2014
Autonomic modulation following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation may promote the development of catecholamine-sensitive arrhythmias, such as outflow tract (OT) ventricular premature depolarizations (VPDs). The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and prognostic significance of OT VPDs occurring in patients after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We prospectively ...
Aptel Florent F Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, CHU Grenoble, Grenoble, France; INSERM U1042, Hypoxia and Physiopathology Laboratory, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term reproducibility of diurnal intraocular pressure (IOP) patterns in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Database study. Ninety-two patients with POAG. We reviewed the records of patients with POAG who underwent 4 diurnal IOP curve measurements 6 months apart with Goldmann applanation tonometry recorded in the sitting ...
Katthagen Jan Christoph JC Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Diakoniekrankenhaus Friederikenstift gGmbH, Hannover, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the outcomes of arthroscopy after proximal humeral plating and the occurrence of concomitant pathology and avascular necrosis. Forty-five patients (28 women; median age, 58.5 years [range, 30 to 82 years]) underwent arthroscopies of 46 shoulders because of unsatisfactory results after locked plating of proximal ...
Xu Xiao-Dan XD Xiao-Dan Xu, Jian-Jun Dai, Jian-Qing Qian, Xun Pin, Wei-Jun Wang, Department of Gastroenterology, Changshu Affiliated Hospital of Suzhou University, Changshu 215500, Jiangsu Province, - - 2014
To develop a safe, simple, noninvasive and affordable system to predict esophageal variceal bleeding (EVB) in decompensated cirrhosis patients. Four hundred and eighty-six patients with decompensated cirrhosis (238 males and 248 females), with a mean age of 63.1 ± 11.2 years, were admitted to Changshu Affiliated Hospital of Suzhou University ...
Fay Li-Yu LY Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute - - 2014
Object Cervical arthroplasty has been accepted as a viable option for surgical management of cervical spondylosis or degenerative disc disease (DDD). The best candidates for cervical arthroplasty are young patients who have radiculopathy caused by herniated disc with competent facet joints. However, it remains uncertain whether arthroplasty is equally effective ...
Powell Jason J Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN, - - 2014
We aimed to assess self-report and perceptual voice outcomes in patients undergoing local anaesthetic injection laryngoplasty in our outpatient clinic. Prospective case series. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-eight patients underwent local anaesthetic injection laryngoplasty in the outpatient clinic over the two-year ...
D'Onofrio Augusto A Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patient selection is crucial to achieve good outcomes and to avoid futile procedures in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The aim of this multicenter retrospective study was to identify independent predictors of 1-year mortality in patients surviving after transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement. We analyzed data from the Italian ...
Holubec Tomas T Department of Cardiac Surgery, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyze short- and mid-term results after aortic valve (AV) repair with particular regard to the impact of valve cuspidity (bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valve). One hundred patients with aortic regurgitation (AR) undergoing aortic valve repair between November 2007 and October 2012 were included ...
Gandhi Sachin S Department of ORL-Head Neck Surgery, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, 411004, India, - - 2014
Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) remains one of the most difficult of laryngeal pathologies to treat. With limited role for speech therapy, various surgical modalities have been tried with various success rates. The objective of the study is to report the results of vocal outcome after thyroarytenoid myoneurectomy in patients of adductor ...
Kim Chang Wan CW Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Busan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, 633-166 Gaegeum-dong, Busan Jin-gu, Busan, 614-735, South - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate factors that affect the occurrence of osteolysis through clinical and radiological comparison between a patient group in which osteolysis occurred after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and a patient group in which osteolysis did not occur after TKA. The present study was ...
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