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Li Aijun A Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, - - 2014
This study aimed to explore the incidence and causes of intra-abdominal haemorrhage after hepatectomy, indications for re-exploration, and factors affecting occurrence. Clinical data for 77 patients (0.2% of 32 856 hepatectomy patients) submitted to re-exploration for haemorrhage following hepatectomy for primary liver cancer (PLC) from 2001 to 2010 were retrospectively reviewed ...
Reinhardt Keith R KR Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, North Shore LIJ Orthopaedic Institute at Southside Hospital, 301 East Main Street, Bayshore, NY, 11706, USA, - - 2014
The recommendation for using posterior-stabilized (PS) implants in patellectomy patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is based on older case series with heterogeneous patient populations. The use of cruciate-retaining implants in these patients has not been evaluated with more contemporary implant designs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ...
Tinmouth Jill J 1] Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [2] Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
OBJECTIVES:The sessile serrated adenoma/polyp (SSA/P) is increasingly recognized as an important precursor to colorectal cancer (CRC) and may contribute to proximal postcolonoscopy CRCs. Hyperplastic polyps (HPs) generally follow a more benign course than do SSA/Ps, but they have a similar histologic appearance. Our aims were to identify patient and polyp ...
Takahara Shingo S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Miyagi Children's Hospital, Sendai, Japan dr_takashin@hotmail.com - - 2014
Post-sternotomy mediastinitis is a significant morbidity with controversial management. Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) has been used to treat mediastinitis, with many reports documenting its efficacy and feasibility, particularly in adults. However, its use is not prevalent in the paediatric population because of concerns that it may deteriorate haemodynamics. This study aimed ...
McGeady James B JB University of California San Francisco, Department of Urology, Urologic Specialists of Oklahoma, - - 2014
Although long-term outcomes after initial placement of artificial urinary sphincters (AUS) are established, limited data comparing sphincter survival in patients with compromised urethras (prior radiation, AUS placement, or urethroplasty) exists. We evaluated AUS failure in patients with compromised and non-compromised urethras. A retrospective analysis of 86 sphincters placed at a ...
Burrow Anthony M AM Department of Neurological Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, - - 2014
The best management of patients with brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVM) is controversial. The radiosurgery-based AVM score (RBAS) was developed to predict outcomes for BAVM patients having stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). The RBAS is calculated for BAVM patients having SRS at our center as part of our prospectively maintained SRS database [RBAS= ...
Pezzulich B B Maria Pia Hospital, GVM Care&Research, Turin, Italy - - - 2014
We assessed clinical efficacy and safety of a new fully irrigated and flexible tip catheter ( Therapy Cool Flex, St Jude Medical) in ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) METHODS: 117 consecutive patients with symptomatic AF underwent their first procedure of circumferential pulmonary vein isolation with a new irrigated and flexible ...
Basson S S Department of Paediatric Surgery, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB, - - 2014
To evaluate outcomes of intrasphincteric botulinum toxin injection (ISBTI) in children with intractable constipation. Retrospective case-note review of patients ≤16 years of age undergoing ISBTI between January 2010 and February 2014. Data collected included patient demographics, diagnosis, complications, follow-up duration and functional outcomes. Successful outcome was defined as resolution/improvement in symptoms ...
Vijenthira Abirami A Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, - - 2014
Patients on warfarin with sub-optimal time-in-therapeutic-range (TTR) are more likely to have adverse events. Target-specific oral anticoagulants (TSOACs) are approved and can be used as an alternative to warfarin for a number of indications. Further, the efficacy and safety profiles of the TSOACs compared to warfarin are more favourable when ...
Keller Deborah S DS Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, - - 2014
Our objective was to evaluate ileostomy reversal patients managed with a standardized enhanced recovery pathway to identify factors associated with readmissions. Prospective review database identified ileostomy reversal patients. Variables for the index admission and readmission were evaluated. Three hundred thirty-two patients were analyzed. The primary diagnosis was colorectal cancer (57.6%). ...
Hoshina Katsuyuki K Department of Surgery, The University of Tokyo - - 2014
Background:Renal insufficiency is the most frequent complication of surgeries that involve suprarenal aortic cross-clamping. Although some studies have assessed the risk of intraoperative renal ischemia by comparing juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and infrarenal AAAs, a critical limitation is the difference in these patients' clinical backgrounds and aneurysmal features. The ...
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 ...
Khakha R S RS Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has perceived advantages in the early post-operative stage such as reduced blood loss, decreased pain, earlier return to function and earlier discharge. The aim of our study was to confirm that longer term clinical outcome of TKA is not compromised when MIS is combined with computer ...
Sannino Anna A Division of Cardiology, Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Federico II University, Naples, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an effective alternative therapy in selected patients with severe aortic stenosis. The role and effects of coexistent moderate to severe mitral regurgitation (msMR) in patients who undergo TAVI remain unclear. Thirteen studies enrolling 4,839 patients who underwent TAVI, including patients with msMR, were considered ...
Coles Andrew H AH Program in Gene Function and Expression, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, - - 2014
Limited data exist about the long-term prognosis of patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) further stratified according to ejection fraction (EF) findings. The primary objective of this population-based observational study was to characterize and compare trends in long-term prognosis after an episode of ADHF across 3 EF strata. Hospital ...
Morsi Elsayed E Department of Orthopedic Surgery,Faculty of Medicine, Menoufyia University, - - 2014
This prospective study included 50 patients with medial compartment osteoarthritis and varus knees. Twenty-five patients had high tibial closed wedge osteotomy above the tibial tubercle (TT) (group I), and the other 25 had the osteotomy just below it (group II). The two groups were matched. The osteotomies in both groups ...
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 ...
Karateke Faruk F 1 General Surgery Department, Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, - - 2014
Abstract The Lichtenstein repair has been recommended as the gold standard for inguinal hernia repair. However, postoperative discomfort still constitutes a concern and an area for improvement. New mesh materials have been continuously introduced to achieve this goal. The goal of the present study was to investigate the outcomes of ...
Sung S S Department of Neurology, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea, Republic of - - 2014
Approximately 16% to 28% of acute ischemic stroke patients have symptoms on awakening. Because of unclear time of symptom onset, these patients are ineligible for standard intravenous thrombolysis. Some of these patients may be benefit from emergent endovascular recanalization with stenting. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ...
Chen Yen-Ju YJ Yen-Ju Chen, RN, CGRN, MSN, is Clinic Nurse Manager, Gastroenterology Service, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Jennifer Lee, RN, CGRN, is retired Clinic Nurse Manager, Gastroenterology Service, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Magaly Puryear, RN, is Clinic Nurse Manager, Gastroenterology Service, Department of Medicine, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Roy K. H. Wong, MD, is retired Chief, Gastroenterology Service, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. Jason M. Lake, MD, is Staff Physician, Gastroenterology Service, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Corrine L. Maydonovitch, BS, is Chemist, Gastroenterology Service, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Lavern Belle, BS, is Clinical Coordinator, Gastroenterology Service, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Fouad J. Moawad, MD, is Major, Medical Corps, US Army, Director of Gastrointestinal Research, Motility and Reflux Testing Lab, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, - - 2014
Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening. Many barriers to the procedure exist including the possibility of abdominal discomfort that may occur with insufflation. Carbon dioxide (CO2), which is rapidly absorbed in the blood stream, is an alternate method used to distend the lumen during colonoscopy. The goal ...
Arslan Sakir S Department of Cardiology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, - - 2014
Objectives: The effectiveness of carotid artery stenting (CAS) for primary and secondary prevention of ischemic stroke has been demonstrated. The aim of our study was the clinical and radiological evaluation of the reliability of the CAS procedure over a two-year follow-up period. Study design: This study included 120 patients (mean ...
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