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Young A A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, 8536 Wilshire Blvd 302, 90211, Los Angeles, California, - - 2014
Coronary artery fistulae (CAF) are anomalous connections from a coronary artery to a recipient pulmonary vessel or cardiac chamber, and are reported in 0.2 % of the general population. The prevalence of CAF in the modern orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) population has been demonstrated to be significantly higher. The mechanism is ...
Attwell Augustin R AR From the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, - - 2014
Per oral pancreatoscopy (POP) with electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL) or laser lithotripsy (LL) permits stone fragmentation and removal during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Our study evaluates the safety and efficacy of POP in patients with main pancreatic duct (PD) stones. This was a cohort study of patients undergoing POP with EHL/LL for ...
Otto Randall J RJ Premier Care Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, - - 2014
Elbow arthrodesis is typically reserved as a salvage procedure. Current literature suggests that satisfactory outcomes can be expected if fusion occurs. There is a paucity of literature on outcomes of elbow arthrodesis after failed elbow arthroplasty with deep infection. Five elbow arthrodeses were performed after a failed elbow arthroplasty due ...
Ohnita Ken K Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nagasaki University Hospital, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki 852-8501, - - 2014
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) enables the curative resection of early gastric cancer (EGC); however, little information is available on the long-term outcomes of ESD. This study was conducted to clarify the clinical outcomes of a large number of patients with EGC who underwent ESD. The early outcomes were assessed in ...
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A short cut review was carried out to establish whether routine nasogastric decompression with a nasogastric tube improved the process and outcome of care in adults with small bowel occlusion. 211 papers were found using the reported searches, of which 1 presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. ...
Memtsoudis Stavros G SG From the Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York (S.G.M., T.D., and O.S.); Department of Public Health, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York (R.R., J.P., and M.M.); Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York (P.G.); and Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California - - 2014
Much controversy remains on the role of anesthesia technique and peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) in inpatient falls (IFs) after orthopedic procedures. The aim of the study is to characterize cases of IFs, identify risk factors, and study the role of PNB and anesthesia technique in IF risk in total knee ...
Hu Dong D From the Department of Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing, - - 2014
Persistent inflammation-immunosuppression catabolism syndrome (PICS) is a newly proposed concept that has replaced late multiple-organ failure and prolongs surgical intensive care unit (ICU) duration. Enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) is one of the most challenging complications in the practice of surgery. However, no studies have been performed connecting PICS with ECF. A ...
Margara Andrea A Turin and Bologna, Italy From the Department of Plastic Surgery, All Medical Group; and the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Pathophysiology and Regenerative Medicine, Rizzoli Institute and University of - - 2014
The addition of progressive tension sutures to the abdominoplasty technique is advocated to reduce the risk of several complications. High superior tension abdominoplasty is another technique aimed at reducing tension at the prepubic suture line and improving cosmesis of the umbilical area. A cohort of massive weight loss patients undergoing ...
Bouvet C C Geneva University Hospitals, Orthopaedic Surgery Service, 1211 Geneva 14, - - 2014
Whether patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria should be investigated and treated before elective hip and knee replacement is controversial, although it is a widespread practice. We conducted a prospective observational cohort study with urine analyses before surgery and three days post-operatively. Patients with symptomatic urinary infections or an indwelling catheter were ...
Ferguson J Y JY Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, The Limb Reconstruction Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LD, - - 2014
Recent recommendations by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggest that all patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery should be assessed for the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Little is known about the incidence of symptomatic VTE after elective external fixation. We studied a consecutive series of adult ...
Zhou Xinhua X Department of Orthopaedics, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing 100035, - - 2014
Primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in severe valgus knees may prove challenging, and choice of implant depends on the severity of the valgus deformity and the extent of soft-tissue release. The purpose of this study was to review 8 to 11 years (mean, 10 years) follow-up results of primary TKA ...
Danguilan R A RA Department of Nephrology, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Quezon City, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to establish the efficacy and safety of generic mycophenolate mofetil (Mycept) and determine the bioequivalence with Cellcept. This will provide patients an alternative cost-effective option that may improve compliance and long-term outcome. This was a comparative study between 2 nonconcurrent matched groups on Mycept ...
Kim Sungjune S Department of Urology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Goyang, - - 2014
Controversy exists over the preoperative risk factors for postoperative urinary retention after the midurethral sling procedure for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). We intended to analyze the effect of preoperative flow rate on postoperative urinary retention after the transobturator tape (TOT) operation. A total of 322 patients who underwent TOT from ...
Tomita Ryouichi R 1 Department of Surgery, Nippon Dental University School of Life Dentistry at Tokyo, Tokyo, - - 2014
Abstract To clarify the significance of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) for prevention of alkaline reflux esophagitis (ARE) after total gastrectomy reconstructed by Roux-en-Y (TGRY) for gastric cancer, we investigated LES function and lower esophageal pH in TGRY patients with or without LES preservation. A total of 51 patients 5 ...
Lopes-Junior Ascencio Garcia AG Department of Surgery, State University of - - 2014
Background: Hepatic resection has evolved to become safer, thereby making it possible to expand the indications. Aim : To assess the results from a group of patients presenting these expanded indications. Method: Were prospectively studied all the hepatectomy procedures performed for hepatic tumor resection. Patients with benign and malignant primary ...
Malattia Clara C PRINTO, Genoa, - - 2014
A phase 3 trial (TENDER) demonstrated the efficacy of the interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor tocilizumab (TCZ) in patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) (). The aim of this study was to investigate the progression of radiographic joint damage in patients with sJIA treated with TCZ for up to 2 years ...
Tsakiridis Kosmas K 1 Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, "Saint Luke" Private Hospital, Thessaloniki, Panorama, Greece ; 2 Pulmonary Department-Oncology Unit, G Papanikolaou General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece ; 3 Anesthisiology Department, University of Larisa, Larisa, Greece ; 4 Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece ; 5 Oncology Department, 6 Anesthisology Department, 7 Cardiology Department, "Saint Luke" Private Hospital, Thessaloniki, Panorama, Greece ; 8 Surgery Department (NHS), University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece ; 9 Internal Medicine Department, "Thegeneio" Cancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece ; 10 Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, - - 2014
The establishment of Extracorporeal Circulation (EC) significantly contributed to improvement of cardiac surgery, but this is accompanied by harmful side-effects. The most important of them is systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Many efforts have been undertaken to minimize this problem but unfortunately without satisfied solution to date. Lornoxicam is a non ...
Kadayifci Abdurrahman A Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey. akadayifci@mgh.harvard.edu; - - 2014
Both unsedated transoral endoscopy (TOE) and sedated TOE have some drawbacks in clinical practice. Unsedated transnasal endoscopy (TNE) has been suggested as an alternative to both methods. This study aimed to determine the advantages of TNE in patients who have previously undergone unsedated conventional TOE. Patients who had received an ...
Blakeney William G WG Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
A number of trials have shown improved radiological alignment following total knee arthroplasty using computer-assisted surgery (CAS) compared with conventional surgery. Few studies, however, have looked at functional outcomes. We prospectively studied a cohort of 107 patients that underwent TKA by a single surgeon. Patients were randomised into 3 groups: ...
Bardaranfar Mohammad Hossein MH Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science, Yazd, - - 2014
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is an inflammatory process that causes different clinical symptoms: nasal blockage and congestion, posterior and anterior nasal drip, and smell disorder ranging from reduced olfaction (hyposmia) to complete loss of smell (anosmia). It has been suggested that mechanical blockage of olfactory clef after polypectomy is responsible for ...
Jiang Rong-San RS Department of Otolaryngology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, - - 2014
Electrolyzed acid water (EAW) has been recognized to have strong bactericidal activity, and the feasibility and safety of EAW irrigation in body cavities has been reported in the literature. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of EAW nasal irrigation on the postoperative care of functional endoscopic sinus surgery ...
Sánchez-Rodríguez Dolores D Geriatrics Department, Parc de Salut Mar (Hospital de ĺEsperança, Centro Fòrum de ĺHospital del Mar), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; School of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass and strength, which in the elderly can result in disability and affect functional outcomes after hospitalization. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional outcomes and mortality during hospitalization and at three months post-discharge, according to the presence of sarcopenia. Prospective ...
Chen Jen-Hung - - 2014
Background: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients on long-term hemodialysis may result in a high prevalence of complications which related to nature of the disease, and associated cardiovascular conditions. However, the result of total knee artrhopalsty (TKA) in those patients is not clear. The purpose of this study was to ...
Pandey Vivek V Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, - - 2014
Mucoid degeneration (MD) is a rare pathological affection of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Mucinous material within the substance of ACL produces pain and limited motion in the knee. This series describes the clinicoradiological presentation of patients with mucoid ACL, partial arthroscopic debridement of ACL and outcomes. During a period ...
Haulon Stéphan S Aortic Centre, Hôpital Cardiologique, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille, Lille, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Branched endografts are a new option to treat arch aneurysm in high-risk patients. We performed a retrospective multicenter analysis of all patients with arch aneurysms treated with a new branched endograft designed with 2 inner branches to perfuse the supra aortic trunks. Thirty-eight patients were included. The median age was ...
Butler Colin R CR The National Service for Severe Tracheal Disease in Children, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Our study describes the results from surgical slide tracheoplasty (STP) in children with long segment tracheal stenosis. Demographic and preoperative conditions, operative details, and outcome measures, including the need for endoscopic airway intervention and mortality, were collected for children undergoing STP between February 1995 and December 2012. One hundred one ...
Gözen Ali Serdar AS Department of Urology, SLK-Klinikum Heilbronn, University of Heidelberg, 74078, Heilbronn, - - 2014
To investigate oncological safety and effectivity of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) on clinically T3 (cT3) prostate cancer (PCa) in comparison to T1 and T2 stages. All consecutive 2375 LRPs were evaluated between 1999 and 2013. Of the 1751 patients enrolled with complete follow-up data (>24 months). Patients were divided into ...
Pivec Robert R Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21215, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) who had been using narcotic medications prior to surgery to those who had not used them. Fifty-four patients (62 hips) who had required opioid analgesia for hip pain in the three months ...
Anter Elad E Harvard-Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.. Electronic address: - - 2014
A common mechanism of atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after catheter ablation is resumption of pulmonary vein (PV) conduction due to gaps in the ablation line. These gaps may go unrecognized due to inadequate ablation lesion annotation. This study examines the utility of an automated radiofrequency (RF) ablation annotation algorithm for ...
Fu Lingjie L 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, P. R. China. 2Sonoran Spine Center, Phoenix, Arizona. 3Sonoran Spine Research and Education Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona. 4Banner Good Samaritan Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Phoenix, - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective cohort analysis of prospectively collected data.Objective. To compare clinical outcomes and post-op complications in patients with lumbar degenerative scoliosis who underwent primary (P) vs. revision (R) surgery.Summary of Background Data. Revision for spinal deformity is technically challenging, and may be associated with greater risks of complications and ...
Margetis D D APHP, Hôpital SaintAntoine, Service de réanimation médicale, Paris, France - - - 2014
Background: Weaning from mechanical ventilation is a daily challenge in intensive care patients. Our objective was to explore microcirculatory perfusion during mechanical ventilation weaning and to evaluate its predictive value on the weaning outcome. Methods: Prospective observational study. All consecutive patients, older than 18 years, under mechanical ventilation that met ...
Saxena Akshat A aDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy bMelbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne cDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Prahran dDepartment of Surgery (MMC), Monash University and Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton eCabrini Medical Centre, Malvern fUniversity of Melbourne Department of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria, - - 2014
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a known complication of cardiac surgery. There is a paucity of data on the effects of POAF on short-term and long-term outcomes after concomitant aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting (AVR-CABG ). We retrospectively reviewed data on patients without preexisting arrhythmia who underwent ...
Ismail Issam I Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, - - 2014
This study presents a novel way to perform the mini-maze procedure through the left atrial appendage. By this way, the usual additional incision of the intra-atrial groove is avoided, especially in patients receiving coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or aortic valve replacement without mitral valve disease. We retrospectively analysed 23 ...
Seiffert Moritz M Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become an established procedure in patients with aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Experience with first-generation transcatheter heart valves (THVs) is broad but limitations, e.g. paravalvular regurgitation, have been demonstrated. Much hope rests on the recently Conformité Européenne mark approved next-generation devices to improve ...
Jacquin A A Department of Neurology, Memory Centre, University Hospital, Dijon, - - 2014
Introduction: No data about the specific outcome of aphasia after thrombolysis are available. Our aim was to describe the severity and type of aphasia after stroke thrombolysis. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included consecutive aphasic patients hospitalized in the Stroke Unit of Dijon (University Hospital, France) between 2004 and 2009 ...
Lee Cheryl T CT University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer is frequently associated with delayed gastrointestinal (GI) recovery that prolongs hospital length of stay (LOS). To assess the efficacy of alvimopan to accelerate GI recovery after RC. We conducted a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial in patients undergoing RC and receiving postoperative intravenous patient-controlled opioid ...
Pecha Simon S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Various lesion sets and subsequent success rates have been reported in patients receiving concomitant surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation. However, most of these results have been obtained by discontinuous monitoring. We report results using continuous event recorder rhythm monitoring to compare more accurately the efficacy of a left versus biatrial ...
Fernández-Gómez Juan M JM Arrhythmia and Pacing Unit, Hospital Juan Ramón Jimenez, Huelva, - - 2014
Nonfluoroscopic mapping systems have demonstrated significant reduction of radiation exposure in radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation procedures. However, their use as only imaging guide is still limited. To evaluate the usefulness of a completely nonfluoroscopic approach to catheter ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias using the Ensite-NavX™ electroanatomical navigation system. During 6 years, ...
Fickl Stefan S Department of Periodontology, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Pleicherwall 2, 97070, Würzburg, Germany, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to compare wound healing and patient pain perception of single-incision (single-incision, modified single-incision) and trap-door surgical techniques to harvest subepithelial connective tissue grafts from the palate. Thirty-six patients were selected for root coverage procedures with subepithelial connective tissue grafts and randomly assigned to two ...
Chen S S M SS Royal Brompton Hospital, London SW36NP, - - 2014
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is ideal for assessing patients with repaired aortic coarctation (CoA). Little is known on the relation between long-term complications of CoA repair as assessed by CMR and clinical outcome. We examined the prevalence of restenosis and dilatation at the repair site and the long-term outcome in ...
Repantis T T Orthopaedic Department, General Hospital "Agios Andreas", Tsertidou 1, 26335, Patras, - - 2014
It is a general belief among hip surgeons that minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approach for implantation of a total hip arthroplasty (THA) allows an improved and faster postoperative rehabilitation because of reduced muscle and soft-tissue damage, less postoperative pain and blood loss, and shorter hospital stay compared with conventional approaches. ...
Liu Chunjun C Peking Union Medical College, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Palo Alto, CA, - - 2014
Expander-implant breast reconstruction (EIBR) and microsurgical abdominal flap breast reconstruction (MAFBR) are currently the two most frequent breast reconstruction techniques performed in the United States. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes between EIBR and MAFBR in order to help future breast cancer patients to be more knowledgeable ...
Pini Rodolfo R Vascular Surgery, University of Bologna, Bologna, - - 2014
Major postoperative complications such as stroke and myocardial infarction are usually carefully evaluated in the analysis of carotid revascularization performance. Although transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are often left unreported, they also may influence long-term outcome. The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of postoperative TIA in the ...
Machida Shigeki S Department of Ophthalmology, Iwate Medical University, School of Medicine , Morioka , - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To compare the changes in the photopic negative response (PhNR) of the focal macular electoretinogram (fmERG) caused by a thinning of the ganglion cell complex (GCC) between patients with open angle glaucoma (OAG) and after successful macular hole (MH) surgery. Methods: Twenty-seven eyes of 27 OAG patients (OAG ...
Yildirim Yalin Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, - - 2014
This study investigated the efficacy of prophylactic intraoperative intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) usage in chronic heart failure patients with severely reduced left ventricular function undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Between January 2008 and December 2012, 107 patients with severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF <35%) received prophylactic intraoperative IABP implantation ...
Allan P J PJ Intestinal Failure Unit, Hope Hospital, Salford, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients with Intestinal failure (IF) on long-term nutritional support (IF Type 3) through parenteral nutrition (PN) require invasive venous access to provide nutritional compounds. Central venous catheters (CVC) are at risk of complications including microbial infections and occlusion. Occlusions can be resolved by administering parenteral solutions to achieve patency. However, ...
Kamath Ashwin S AS Division of Gastroenterologic and General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, - - 2014
Outcomes of patients developing portal vein (PV) thrombosis (PVT) after distal pancreatectomy (DP) are unknown. The goal of this study was to identify risk factors for PVT and describe the long-term outcomes in these patients. Patients undergoing DP without repair or reconstruction of the PV between 2001 and 2011 were ...
Cordesmeyer S S Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Raphaelsklinik, Loerstraße 23, 48143, Münster, Germany, - - 2014
Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is one of the major complications following pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PPPD). It leads to significant patient distress and prolonged hospitalization and therefore increased treatment costs. DGE etiology remains unclear but seems to be multifactorial. In order to decrease DGE rates, reconstruction methods have been modified. The presented ...
Brook-Barclay Laura L Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to determine the association between a specialist clinical pharmacist working in collaboration with medical staff and prescribing in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A retrospective cohort study was conducted comparing the influence of a dedicated clinical pharmacist on two samples of patients admitted to a ...
Carrascal Yolanda Y Cardiac Surgery Department, University Hospital, Valladolid, - - 2014
Demographics of cardiac surgery patients are changing, with an increase in aged patients. We aim to identify risk factors, mortality, morbidity and increasing postoperative costs due to postoperative stroke in octogenarians following cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). A total of 418 consecutive patients older than 80 years (Group A) who underwent cardiac ...
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