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Horita Nobuyuki N 1Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine , Yokohama , - - 2014
Abstract Background: The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) for diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO) has not yet been solidly established. Methods: We used the dataset of surgical cohort of National Emphysema Treatment Trial. Briefly, severe and very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who were ...
Choquet Olivier O From the *Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Montpellier University Hospital; †Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Lapeyronie University Hospital; ‡Epidemiology and Clinical Research Department, Arnaud de Villeneuve University Hospital; and §Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Médicale U1046, UM1, Montpellier, - - 2014
The ideal spread of local anesthetic for effective, rapid, and safe sciatic nerve block is debated. We hypothesized that subparaneural ultrasound-guided injection results in faster onset and has a better success rate than extraneural circumferential spread. Patients undergoing elective tibial, foot, and ankle surgery with popliteal sciatic nerve blocks were ...
Pan Huaguang H Department of Thoracic Surgery, 1st Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a fast-track surgery (FTS) protocol on patients undergoing minimally invasive oesophagectomy. We retrospectively analysed the clinical data of 80 eligible patients who underwent elective minimally invasive oesophagectomy in our department from January 2012 to April 2013 by ...
Zeng Yirong Y Orthopadic Department of The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China, - - 2014
A prospective study was conducted to detect whether a relationship exists between metal allergy and post-operative pain in total hip and knee arthroplasty patients. We postulated that to some extent a relationship does exist between them. Patients who had undergone total hip and knee arthroplasty surgery because of hip and ...
Papadopoulos Nestoras - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare outcome of patients with previous cardiac surgery undergoing transapical aortic valve implantation (Redo-TAVI) to those undergoing classic aortic valve replacement (Redo-AVR) by using propensity analysis. From January 2005 through May 2012, 52 high-risk patients underwent Redo-TAVI using a pericardial xenograft fixed within ...
Lin Zhiming Z Rheumatology Department, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, - - 2014
To evaluate the diagnotic value of the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) classification criteria for axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) in Chinese patients with chronic back pain and without radiographic sacroiliitis in a 2-year follow-up study. Patients with chronic back pain ≥ 3 months, onset age ≤ 45 years and without radiographic sacroiliitis were enrolled, ...
Nikolaou Vassilios S VS Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, - - 2014
Consecutive patients that had primary metal-on-metal (MoM) or metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) hip arthroplasty were prospectively enrolled to this study. All operated hips were evaluated with MRI by one radiologist who was blinded to the radiographic findings and clinical symptoms. Three groups of patients were formed: (1) thirteen MoM THRs in 13 ...
Versteegh Hendt P HP Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, Erasmus MC - Sophia Children's Hospital, PO Box 2060, 3000 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Current surgical techniques for cloacal reconstruction are posterior sagittal anorecto vagino urethroplasty (PSARVUP) and posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) with total urogenital mobilization (TUM). The aim of this study was to explore the results of reconstructive cloaca surgery in the Netherlands and evaluate urogenital function after PSARVUP and TUM. Medical records ...
Cannavale Alessandro A Vascular and Interventional Unit, Department of Radiological Sciences, "Sapienza" University of Rome, 324 Viale Regina Elena, Rome, 00161, Italy, - - 2014
To evaluate the feasibility of the rotational angiography unit (RAU) as a single technique to guide percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP). Twenty-five consecutive patients (35 vertebral bodies, 20 lumbar and 15 thoracic) were treated using RA fluoroscopy. Using a state-of-the-art flat-panel angiographer (Artis zee, Siemens, Erlangen, Germany), rotational acquisitions were obtained in ...
Eren Fikret F Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Istanbul, - - 2014
Nasal deformities affecting the bone and lower two-thirds of the nose due to the loss of septal height and tip support are defined as "saddle-nose" deformity. Reconstruction of a saddle-nose deformity essentially necessitates structural grafting. This article presents an alternative approach for correction of saddle-nose deformity using a microplate and ...
Liu Zhili Z Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, 330006, China, - - 2014
A retrospective study was performed to compare the clinical and radiological results between local bone graft with a cage and without using a cage in patients treated with posterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery. A total of 115 consecutive patients who underwent PLIF in three institutions were evaluated from December 2005 ...
Siudak Zbigniew Z Department of Interventional Cardiology at University Hospital, Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, - - 2014
Background Current STEMI guidelines recommend thrombectomy should be considered during primary PCI. Multiple data from randomized clinical trials, registries and metanalysis have confirmed the efficacy of thrombectomy in terms of surrogate endpoints like better myocardial perfusion, less pronounced distal embolisation and conflicting results on lower all-cause mortality. Our aim was ...
Xu Xu-Dong XD Department of Cardiology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical - - 2014
This study was undertaken to compare the clinical results of traditional surgery and a percutaneous procedure for secundum type atrial septal defect (ASD) combined with pulmonary valve stenosis (PS). A total of 78 consecutive patients were identified between March 2004 and July 2012 in our institution. Thirty-five patients (44.9%) underwent ...
Dodson John A JA Division of Aging, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
-While pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) has become a mainstream therapy for selected patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), late recurrent AF is common and its risk factors remain poorly defined. The purpose of our study was to test the hypothesis that reduced left atrial passive emptying function (LAPEF) as determined by ...
Johnson Emilie K - - 2014
The use of buccal mucosa grafts (BMG) for urethral reconstruction has increased in popularity over the last several decades. Our aim was to describe our institutional experience with and outcomes after BMG urethroplasty. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of boys undergoing BMG urethral reconstruction. Preoperative and perioperative characteristics and ...
Zatta Amanda A Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, - - 2014
Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) has been widely used as an off-licence pan-haemostatic agent in patients with critical bleeding. However, outside the trauma setting, there is relatively little high quality evidence on the risks and benefits of this agent. The Haemostasis Registry was established to investigate the extent of use, ...
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PATIENTS IN Scotland's emergency departments were treated faster this winter than during the same period in the previous year, according to figures released last month.
Sauerhammer Tina M TM From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, - - 2014
Ectocortical resorbable plate fixation has become a standard method of fixation during fronto-orbital advancement (FOA) in young children. Plate hydrolysis occurs slowly and can cause visible prominences, sterile abscesses, and osseous depressions that can persist after complete resorption. Although endocortical placement avoids contour issues, the safety and effectiveness of this ...
Yu Pey-Jen PJ North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York - - 2014
Background: Preoperative malnutrition is increasingly prevalent in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Although prealbumin is a widely used indicator of nutrition status, its use in the preoperative assessment of patients undergoing cardiac surgery is not well defined. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of preoperative prealbumin levels ...
Patra S S Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India - - 2014
Catheter-directed thrombolysis with assisted mechanical thrombolysis is the standard of medical care for proximal deep vein thrombosis. We studied the immediate and intermediate (six months) safety and effectiveness of catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients with proximal lower limb deep vein thrombosis. Thirty consecutive patients aged between 20 and 70 years with ...
Si-Yuan Fu F The Third Department of Hepatic Surgery, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, - - 2014
To compare the efficacy of selective hepatic vascular exclusion versus Pringle manoeuvre in partial hepatectomy for tumours adjacent to the hepatocaval junction. A randomized comparative trial was carried out. The primary endpoint was intraoperative blood loss. The secondary endpoints were operation time, blood transfusion, postoperative liver function recovery, procedure-related morbidity ...
Pompili Cecilia C Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the impact of digital versus traditional drainage devices on chest tube removal and patient satisfaction. A randomized trial of digital versus traditional devices after lobectomy/segmentectomy was conducted at 4 international centers (United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, United States). Patients were managed with overnight suction ...
Zakhary George M GM Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine - Shreveport, - - 2014
Provide outcome data for open cranial vault reshaping at a single institution by a single craniofacial surgeon treating 100 patients. A total of 100 patient records were reviewed. Criteria for selection included patients less than three years of age undergoing primary surgery with open cranial vault reshaping and a minimum ...
Tsiouris Athanasios A Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, Michigan. Electronic address: - - 2014
In the current era of extensive healthcare reform, there has been a heightened focus on the frequency and cause for readmissions within 30 days of discharge given that readmissions are not reimbursed by most providers. The aim of our study was to determine the frequency, etiology and patterns of 30-day ...
Kankariya Vardhaman P - - 2014
To describe a case of postoperative trabeculectomy-induced corneal astigmatism treated with femtosecond laser-assisted astigmatic keratotomy. After trabeculectomy, the patient demonstrated change in manifest refraction from -0.5 diopters preoperatively to mixed astigmatism of -3.5 + 5.25@100 postoperatively and a decrease in uncorrected distance visual acuity from 20/60 preoperatively to 20/200 at ...
Ibrahim Hesham A HA Alexandria University, - - 2014
To evaluate the cosmetic and functional outcome of a modified frontalis suspension technique when the sling force vector is redirected through Whitnall's ligament. Non-comparative retrospective study. Twenty-nine eyes of 23 patients with poor levator function of 4 mm or less. Patients underwent frontalis suspension with polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex) (PTFE). The sling was ...
Al-Ali Fadwa Saqr FS Nephrology Division, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, - - 2014
Despite extensive use, to the best of our knowledge, no trial has simultaneously compared the three currently used erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) in a prospective manner in the treatment of anemia of end-stage renal disease patients. All hemodialysis patients in Qatar who were treated with short-acting epoetin alfa or beta have ...
Kamperidis Vasileios V Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands; Department of Cardiology, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, - - 2014
Speckle-tracking-derived global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a more sensitive method of detecting left ventricular (LV) functional recovery after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, it remains unknown whether LV function improves in patients with low-flow, low-gradient severe aortic stenosis (LFLGSAS) after TAVI. The aim ...
Kane Sunanda V SV Mayo Clinic , Rochester, MN , - - 2014
Abstract Background: Corticosteroids are effective for inducing remission of Crohn's disease, but should not be used long term due to risk of adverse events. Benefits of immunosuppressants (e.g., azathioprine) and anti tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents include reduced reliance on corticosteroid-based therapies and avoidance of corticosteroid-associated adverse events. Our aim ...
Narayanan Govindarajan G Department of Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University of Miami , Miller School of Medicine, Miami, - - 2014
Abstract Background: Malignant ascites is a common complication seen in association with various types of neoplastic processes. Due to high recurrence rates, patients may require multiple paracenteses, which have associated complications such as increased risk of bleeding, infection, pain, and volume and electrolyte depletion. Objective: This study evaluated the management ...
Shinnabe Akihiro A Department of Otolaryngology, Jichi Medical University, Saitama Medical Center, Omiya-ku, Saitama, - - 2014
To investigate preoperative clinical findings of chronic otitis media (COM) in patients with Down and without (non-Down) syndrome. Retrospective. Referral hospital, otolaryngology department. Patients with COM who underwent tympanoplasty were included. There were 10 ears of 8 patients (mean age, 14.9 yr) in the Down group and 44 ears of ...
Koga Hideyuki H Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan koga.orj@tmd.ac.jp - - 2014
The effects of notchplasty on the clinical outcome after anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remain unclear. Anatomic ACL reconstruction with notchplasty would result in less risk of loss of extension and would provide adequate space for better graft healing, leading to better knee stability compared with anatomic ACL ...
Somani Riyaz R Queen's University, 76 Stuart St, Kingston, Ontario, - - 2014
Pulmonary vein isolation is an effective strategy in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The peri-procedural use of anticoagulation is routinely employed to reduce thromboembolic risk. The aim of this study was to compare the use of Dabigatran to another 2 strategies involving the use of Warfarin. Single centre observational study ...
Sousa Marco M Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
To review the results of scapholunate ligament reconstruction using a flexor carpi radialis tendon graft. We performed a retrospective review of 22 patients with post-traumatic scapholunate instability who were treated with a modification of the Brunelli, a flexor carpi radialis tendon graft. The mean follow-up was 61 months. The average ...
Miserocchi Elisabetta E Department of Ophthalmology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, University Vita-Salute, Milan, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to describe clinical manifestations of herpetic ocular infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella zoster virus (VZV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) in a referral center in Northern Italy. This retrospective study included 241 patients with herpetic ocular infection referred to the tertiary-care Ocular Immunology ...
Vanderzanden Jacqueline C JC Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA ; New England Orthopedics, Baystate Medical Center, 300 Birnie Ave, Suite 201, Springfield, MA 01107 - - 2014
A variety of metacarpophalangeal joint (MCPJ) arthrodesis techniques have been described for the treatment of symptomatic arthritis and instability of the thumb MCPJ including K wire fixation, tension-band arthrodesis, plate fixation, intramedullary screw, and other intramedullary devices. This study presents a retrospective review of one surgeon's initial series of patients ...
Iwatsuki Katsuyuki K Department of Hand Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine; Hand Surgery Center, Chunichi Hospital, Nagoya; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Anjo Kosei Hospital, Anjo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
We hypothesized that most patients with ulnar impaction syndrome have degenerative changes of the proximal lunotriquetral (LT) membrane and that ulnar-shortening osteotomy is an effective procedure in these patients. We retrospectively reviewed 50 wrists of 49 patients with idiopathic ulnar impaction syndrome who underwent an arthroscopic evaluation at the time ...
Hsiao Yen-Chang YC Taipei, Taiwan; and Khartoum, Sudan From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University; and Khartoum University - - 2014
Carved autologous costal cartilage is widely used in different rhinoplasty procedures because of its availability and proven advantages. However, the usefulness of rib grafts is limited by warping postoperatively. The chimeric autologous costal cartilage graft is proposed. "Chimeric" means the combining of two different tissues (bone and cartilage in this ...
Chu Michael W A MW The Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, - - 2014
Concerns remain that minimally invasive atrial septal defect (ASD) repair may compromise patient outcomes. We compared clinical outcomes of adult patients undergoing ASD repair via a minimally invasive endoscopic approach versus a "gold standard" sternotomy. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical outcomes of consecutive patients who underwent ASD patch repair at ...
Long Kristin L KL Division of General Surgery-Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, - - 2014
Dramatic increases in damage control and decompressive laparotomies and a significant increase in patients with open abdominal cavities have resulted in numerous techniques to facilitate fascial closure. We hypothesized addition of the abdominal reapproximation anchor system (ABRA) to the KCI Abdominal Wound Vac(TM) (VAC) or KCI ABThera(TM) would increase successful ...
Katsinelos Panagiotis P *Department of Endoscopy and Motility Unit, G. Gennimatas General Hospital; School of Medicine ‡2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokratio Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki †Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Thessaly, Larissa, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare pure coagulation and blended current in the resection of large colorectal sessile polyps (SPs). Between January 2009 and June 2012, 84 patients (45 men, 39 women; median age 66 y; range, 42 to 88 y) with large colorectal SPs (diameter ≥2 cm) ...
Liu Tao - - 2014
If surgical closure of chronic wounds is an option, choosing an appropriate time to definitely close these wounds remains a challenge. Although the underlying mechanisms of nonhealing are not completely understood, serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in wound fluid have been found to be markers of the systemic ...
Iglesias-Martín F F Facultad de Odontología de Sevilla, C/ Avicena s/n 41009, Sevilla (SPAIN), - - 2014
Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the use of amoxicillin (1g) vs amoxicillin and clavulanate (875/125mg) after extraction of retained third molars for prevention of infectious complications. Study Design: The study involved 546 patients attending for removal a retained third molar and divided in to two groups: ...
Scheer Justin K JK Department of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 N. St. Clair Street, Suite 2210, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA, - - 2014
The goal of this study was to characterize the spino-pelvic realignment and the maintenance of that realignment by the upper-most instrumented vertebra (UIV) for adult deformity spinal (ASD) patients treated with lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO). ASD patients were divided by UIV, classified as upper thoracic (UT: T1-T6) or Thoracolumbar ...
Webster Guy F - - 2014
Determinants of skin irritability are poorly understood. This study aims to assess differences in cutaneous safety/irritation based on Fitzpatrick skin type among patients with acne treated with tretinoin gel microsphere (TGM).<br /> This was a phase 4, 12-week, prospective, nonrandomized, open-label, multicenter study. Approximately 500 patients with mild to moderate ...
Anderson Benjamin B University Hospitals Coventry and - - 2014
Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) is known to improve morbidity and mortality in selected patients with heart failure. The left ventricular (LV) lead is commonly placed percutaneously via the coronary sinus with a 10-13% failure rate. Epicardial lateralLV lead placement via a left submammary incision is an alternative method when the ...
Tomita Masaki M Department of Surgery II, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, Japan - - 2014
Background: Our previous study showed the prognostic impact of preoperative Glasgow prognostic score (GPS) in patients who underwent resection for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the present study, the relationship between postoperative GPS and prognosis was also examined in patients with NSCLC with preoperative GPS 1 or 2. Patients ...
Wynn Gareth G Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science - - 2014
Inability to predict clinical success on follow up in spite of successful Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) remains the Achilles' heel of AF Ablation (AFA). When patients with arrhythmia recurrence (ARec) return to the catheter laboratory they invariably have recovery of radiofrequency (RF) ablation lesion(s) initially considered complete at the original ...
Vassiliou Vassilis V Royal Brompton - - 2014
Predicting prognosis following aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) remains challenging. Current guidelines recommend that surgery should be offered when ejection fraction (EF) is <50%. We sought to investigate the prognostic significance of EF calculated by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in the long term survival of ...
Cahill Thomas T Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation - - 2014
The Celt ACD(®) (Kimal, Middlesex, U.K.) is a novel stainless steel vascular closure device (VCD). We conducted a prospective, non-randomised study to assess time to hemostasis, patient discomfort and vascular complications when using the Celt ACD(®) compared with both manual compression and Angio-Seal™ VIP (St Jude Medical, Minnesota, USA), the ...
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