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Ziemann-Gimmel P P Coastal Anesthesiology, 100 Whetstone Place #310, St Augustine, FL 32086, - - 2014
/st>Patients undergoing bariatric surgery are at high risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Despite triple PONV prophylaxis, up to 42.7% of patients require antiemetic rescue medication (AERM). /st>This prospective, randomized study was conducted from November 2011 to October 2012. In the Classic group (n=59), patients underwent general anaesthesia with ...
Bodzin Adam S AS University of California Los Angeles, Division of Transplantation, Los Angeles, CA, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two device combinations used in parenchymal division during hepatic resections in non-cirrhotic patients and without inflow vascular occlusion. We retrospectively analyzed 47 patients who underwent liver resection at our Institution from 2004 to 2010 using the TissueLink ...
Okamura Takayuki T Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, Ube, - - 2014
Aims: We describe three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (3D-OCT) guided bifurcation stenting and the clinical utility of 3D-OCT. Methods and results: Twenty-two consecutive patients who underwent OCT examination to confirm the recrossing position after stent implantation in a bifurcation lesion were enrolled. Frequency domain OCT images were obtained to check the ...
Gate-Martinet Alexie A Division of Cardiology, Jean-Monnet University, Saint-Étienne, - - 2014
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) takes longer when using a patent foramen ovale (PFO) compared with a transseptal puncture in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) with manual catheter ablation. To our knowledge, no data exist concerning the impact of a PFO on AF ablation procedure variables when using a remote magnetic navigation ...
Riley Michael P MP Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, - - 2014
We sought to gain insight into stroke risk after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We followed 1,990 patients for >1 year (49±29 months) who underwent AF ablation. Prior to stopping oral anticoagulants (OAC), we performed 3-week transtelephonic ECG monitoring (TTM) and taught patients heart rate and pulse assessment. Documented AF or ...
Ng Justin J Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, - - 2014
The need to detect impending implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) lead failure has grown. Automated sensing diagnostics have been developed for this reason. The sensing integrity counter (SIC) is one such oversensing diagnostic, which forms an integral part of the Medtronic™ lead integrity alert (LIA) feature on implantable defibrillators. It records ...
Ockert Ben B Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Locked plating has become an accepted treatment for displaced fractures of the proximal humerus. However, to our knowledge, long-term outcomes have not been reported. Between February 2002 and March 2004, 121 patients with displaced proximal humeral fractures were treated by open reduction and locking plate fixation. Forty-three patients were available ...
McCormick Frank F Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) is a treatment option for knee pain in young patients with meniscal deficiency in the setting of intact articular surfaces, ligamentous stability, and normal alignment. It is being performed with increasing frequency, and the need for reoperations is not uncommon. A mean survival rate of allografts ...
Jackson Eric M EM Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Object Patients with moyamoya who are younger than 2 years of age represent a therapeutic challenge because of their frequent neurological instability and concomitant anesthetic risks. The authors report their experience with pial synangiosis revascularization in this population. Methods The authors reviewed the clinical and radiographic records of all patients ...
Burns Karen Ea KE Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care and the University of Toronto, Keenan Research Centre/Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Rm 4-045 Queen Wing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B - - 2014
Automated systems use closed-loop control to enable ventilators to perform basic and advanced functions while supporting respiration. Selected automated systems can now not only measure selected respiratory variables and adapt ventilator output to individual patient needs by operationalizing predetermined algorithms but also automate the conduct of spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs). ...
Esteves Lucas Senhorinho LS From the *Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Santa Izabel Hospital, Salvador; †Postgraduate Program in Dentistry, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia; ‡Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term skeletal stability of counterclockwise maxillomandibular complex rotation in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery for long-face pattern. This retrospective study consisted of 10 patients who underwent the procedure between September 2002 and April 2008. To assess the skeletal stability, 30 preoperative (T1), ...
Kwong Allen A Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 100 Stein Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States of America; Veterans Administration, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - - 2014
To evaluate long-term outcomes of primary trabeculectomy with mitomycin-c performed by ophthalmology residents. Cohort study and case-matched comparison METHODS: Setting: Residency program. A cohort of glaucoma patients at a Veterans Administration Hospital (VAH) and private patients of attendings who underwent primary trabeculectomy between 2003 and 2012 with ≥6 months of ...
Balikci Hasan Huseyin HH From the *Department of ORL, Suşehri State Hospital, Sivas; and †Department of ORL, Uskudar State Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
This study aimed to prospectively evaluate patient satisfaction by means of the Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation (ROE) questionnaire before and after functional septorhinoplasty. We carefully selected 62 patients (mean age, 31.8 years; 28 men, 34 women) who underwent open functional septorhinoplasty in the Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery Department of Suşehri ...
Yu X F XF Cancer Center, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, 79th Qingchun Road, Hangzhou 310003, - - 2014
This study was to evaluate the clinicopathological and prognostic features of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) in our institute over a 15-year period. The clinical features, management and outcome of 134 consecutive patients were analyzed according to the time of diagnosis: Group I (1997-2001), Group II (2002-2006), and Group III (2007-2011). ...
Higuchi Ryota R Department of Surgery, Institute of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666, - - 2014
Preoperative portal vein embolization (PVE) is often performed as a routine procedure before extended hepatectomy to minimize postoperative liver failure. However, the indications for PVE in perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PCCA), which differ between institutions, remain controversial. In the present study, we examined the indications for PVE in patients with PCCA. A ...
García Fuster Rafael R Department of Cardiac Surgery, University General Hospital of Valencia, Valencia, - - 2014
Neochordal repair is particularly limited in case of large prolapse with absence of a reference point on a nearby segment. Our aim was to overcome these limitations by means of a simple technique: the 'Folding Leaflet'. Ninety-six patients underwent this technique between January 2009 and August 2012 from a global ...
Ledonio Charles G T CG Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2450 Riverside Avenue, South R200, Minneapolis, MN, 55454, USA, - - 2014
The sacroiliac joint has been implicated as a source of chronic low back pain in 15% to 30% of patients. When nonsurgical approaches fail, sacroiliac joint fusion may be recommended. Advances in intraoperative image guidance have assisted minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques using ingrowth-coated fusion rods; however, how these techniques ...
Fukui Toshihiro T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of our study was to compare the early and long-term outcomes of patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with and without previous coronary stents. Between September 2004 and September 2011, 269 patients with previous stents underwent first-time isolated off-pump CABG. These patients were compared with 897 ...
Mugnai Giacomo G Heart Rhythm Management Centre, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel-Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Verona, Verona, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the results of pulmonary vein isolation using conventional irrigated radiofrequency (RF) approach versus the cryoballoon (CB) ablation. From January 2008 to December 2011, a total of 426 patients with drug-resistant symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation underwent pulmonary vein isolation as the index procedure ...
Pavlov M J MJ School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the feasibility and early postoperative outcomes between patients undergoing double-barreled wet colostomy and patients undergoing terminal colostomy and ileal conduit for simultaneous urinary and fecal diversion. Between 1995 and 2012, we had 181 patients in whom it was necessary to make simultaneous ...
Ben-Avi Ronny R Thoracic - - 2014
The optimal timing for tracheostomy after cardiac surgery in patients undergoing prolonged ventilation is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of tracheostomy timing on short- and long-term mortality of these patients. Retrospective study of prospectively collected data. Cardiac surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in a ...
Krieg Sandro M SM Department of Neurosurgery (S.M.K., J.S., L.B., T.O., C.N., I.J., E.S., B.M., F.R.); TUM-Neuroimaging Center, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU München, Germany (S.M.K., J.S., L.B., - - 2014
BackgroundNavigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) has been proven to influence surgical indication and planning. Yet there is still no clear evidence how these additional preoperative functional data influence the clinical course and outcome. Thus, this study aimed to compare patients with motor eloquently located supratentorial lesions investigated with or without ...
Coselli Joseph S JS Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, - - 2014
To compare the 1-year results after aortic valve-sparing (AVS) or valve-replacing (AVR) aortic root replacement from a prospective, international registry of 316 patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS). Patients underwent AVS (n = 239, 76%) or AVR (n = 77, 24%) aortic root replacement at 19 participating centers from 2005 to 2010. One-year follow-up data were ...
Sun Chao C Department of Gastroenterology, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200092, - - 2014
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) might contribute to a refractory course of pouchitis. However, the association between preoperative CDI and postoperative CDI in ileal pouch patients has not been investigated. Our study aimed to evaluate whether preoperative CDI had an impact on the occurrence of postoperative CDI in pouch patients. Consecutive ...
Rozanski Alexander T AT Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, - - 2014
This study compares stricture outcomes of artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) cuff erosion patients managed with and without synchronous urethral repair. Patients undergoing AUS removal for cuff erosion from 2007-2013 were retrospectively reviewed. Two cohorts of patients were evaluated - group 1 patients underwent in-situ urethroplasty (ISU) while those in group ...
Kim Baek Kyu BK Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of - - 2014
The limb-threatening large soft tissue defects that occur on the feet of type 2 diabetic patients have complex causes and are less likely to be corrected by free flap reconstruction compared to those in non-diabetic patients. We retrospectively analysed factors affecting the success of free flap transfer for necrotising soft ...
Wach Michael M MM Department of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, - - 2014
Carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) is considered desirable treatment for patients at high risk for carotid endarterectomy. Despite a growing elderly population, scant data exist on CAS in nonagenarians. Nonagenarians represent a high risk population for open and endovascular interventions due to unique anatomic and physiologic characteristics presenting significant challenges ...
Kanzaki Ryu R Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, L5-2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan, - - 2014
To evaluate the feasibility of aspirin continuation during the perioperative period for pulmonary resection in lung cancer patients. A retrospective study was conducted in 46 patients who were taking aspirin and underwent pulmonary resection. The indications for aspirin were generally a cardiovascular or cerebrovascular comorbidity. Whether to continue or discontinue ...
Memtsoudis Stavros G SG From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery; †Department of Public Health, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; ‡Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; and §Department of Neurosurgery, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, - - 2014
Neuraxial anesthesia may provide perioperative outcome benefits versus general anesthesia in orthopedic surgical patients. As subgroup analyses are lacking, we evaluated the influence of the type of anesthesia on outcomes in patient groups of different age and the presence of cardiopulmonary disease. Data from approximately 500 hospitals in the United ...
Stannard James P JP Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri, 1100 Virginia Avenue, DC953.00, Columbia, MO 65212. E-mail address for J.P. Stannard: - - 2014
Our hypothesis was that patients treated with hinged external fixators as an adjunct to multiple-ligament reconstruction would have fewer reconstruction failures than patients treated without external fixation. In this prospective randomized study, patients with a knee dislocation either underwent ligament reconstruction with placement of an external hinged knee brace following ...
Colwell Clifford W CW Jr Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education at Scripps Clinic, 11025 North Torrey Pines Road, Suite 200, La Jolla, CA 92037. E-mail address for C.W. Colwell Jr.: - - 2014
Venous thromboembolic events, either deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, are important complications in patients undergoing knee or hip arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a mobile compression device (ActiveCare+S.F.T.) with or without aspirin compared with current pharmacological protocols for prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism ...
Verbelen Hanne H Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610, Antwerp, Belgium, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess which shoulder and arm impairments are common in sentinel node-negative breast cancer patients and to describe the incidence and time course of these impairments. A systematic literature search was performed using different electronic databases until October 2013. Inclusion criteria were (1) research ...
Bäumler Michael M Department of Health Service Management, - - 2014
Background: The matching of favorable human leukocyte antigen (HLA) combinations is rarely performed in penetrating keratoplasty procedures for primary prophylaxis of immune reactions. However, clinical studies suggest that the incidence of graft rejection decreases substantially when patients receive favorably matched grafts. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess ...
Cleland Edward John EJ Department of Surgery-Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, - - 2014
Our understanding of fungi in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has been limited by previously employed detection techniques. This study examines the fungal component of the microbiome in CRS patients and controls using a highly sensitive culture-independent molecular technique. The aims of this study include the characterization of fungal richness, prevalence, abundance, ...
Ayhan Hüseyin - - 2014
Abstract Background and Aim: It has been demonstrated that right ventricular systolic dysfunction develops soon after surgical aortic valve replacement (s-AVR). While the impact of s-AVR or TAVI on the function of the left ventricle has been studied with various imaging modalities, little is known about the impact on right ...
Igai Hitoshi H Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Maebashi, Gunma, - - 2014
Purpose: The objective of this study was to assess the perioperative results of a single-incision approach using multi-DOF forceps for spontaneous pneumothorax, in comparison with the traditional 3-port approach.Methods: Between May 2012 and June 2013, 44 patients with spontaneous pneumothorax underwent SITS, and their clinical characteristics and perioperative results were ...
Badiu Catalin Constantin CC Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Centre Munich, Clinic at the Technical University Munich, Munich, - - 2014
To examine the influence of different surgical procedures on clinical outcome in patients undergoing aortic root replacement for ascending aorta aneurysm (AAA) with or without concomitant aortic valve regurgitation (AR). Between 2000 and 2011, a total of 370 patients (mean age 52 ± 17 years) underwent aortic root replacement. Patients ...
Garutti I I Department of Anaesthesia and Postoperative Care, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Dr. Esquerdo 56, Madrid 28007, - - 2014
/st>Postoperative continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) can improve lung function. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of prophylactic CPAP on the ratio measured the day after surgery in patients undergoing lung resection surgery (LRS). /st>The study population comprised 110 patients undergoing LRS. On arrival in the ...
Muller L L Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Emergency, and Pain, Division Anesthésie Réanimation Douleur Urgences, Centre hospitalier universitaire Caremeau, Place du Pr Debré. 30029 Nîmes, - - 2014
/st>The link between preoperative fasting and hypovolaemia remains unclear. We tested the hypothesis that preoperative fasting does not significantly increase the proportion of patients with hypovolaemia according to transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) criteria. /st>Patients of ASA status I-III and without bowel preparation were included in a non-inferiority, prospective, single-centre trial. Patients ...
Setacci F F Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit Department of Medical Surgical and Neurosciences University of Siena, Siena, Italy - - - 2014
Aim: The aim of this paper was to evaluate the influence of a challenging neck on mid-term results using the Endurant I stent-graft system in high risk patients. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on a prospectively compiled database of 72 elective patients with challenging neck treated with the Endurant ...
Lin Jianxian J Department of Gastric Surgery, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian 350001, - - 2014
Little is known about the feasibility and safety of laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) with extended lymphadenectomy in patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC). This study compared the technical feasibility, safety, and oncologic efficacy of LATG with open total gastrectomy (OTG) for AGC without serosa invasion. From January 2009 to December ...
Vogelzang Robert L RL Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Feinberg 4-710, 251 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611. Electronic address: - - 2014
To retrospectively evaluate the results of endovascular therapy of vascular malformations principally treated with ethanol embolization at a single center. From May 1999 to December 2012, 46 patients (28 female, 18 male) with vascular malformations (31 venous malformations, 15 arteriovenous malformations [AVMs]) throughout the body (nine upper extremity, 31 lower ...
Engelhardt Kathryn E KE Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, - - 2014
There are several methods to mitigate the pain that results from thoracic surgery. All of them may be associated with complications. We analyzed the morbidities associated with epidural and subpleural catheter analgesia in patients undergoing pulmonary resections for lung cancer. We conducted a retrospective review of our prospective lung cancer ...
Scarritt Thomas T University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama, - - 2014
In those patients requiring urgent hemodialysis, the use of early-access grafts may reduce the need for temporary hemodialysis catheters and their resultant complications such as infection and central venous stenosis. We review a consecutive group of patients undergoing placement of a traditional polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft as compared with a cohort ...
Clement N D ND Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA, UK, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to identify threshold values in the post-operative Oxford knee score (OKS) and change in the score for achievement of specific patient expectations and satisfaction, and whether failure to meet specific patient expectations influenced the rate of satisfaction after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Prospectively complied ...
Molife L Rhoda LR Drug Development Unit, Divisions of Cancer Therapeutics & Clinical Sciences, Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden Hospital, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey, - - 2014
ABSTRACT Aims: The aim of this article was to evaluate afatinib (BIBW 2992), an ErbB family blocker, and nintedanib (BIBF 1120), a triple angiokinase inhibitor, in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients. Patients & methods: Patients were randomized to receive nintedanib (250 mg twice daily), afatinib (40 mg once daily [q.d.]), or alternating sequential ...
Lazarides Miltos K MK Department of Vascular Surgery, Democritus University Hospital, Alexandroupolis - - 2014
Purpose : To evaluate whether postoperative long-term oral anticoagulation affects the durability of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and whether it is associated with an increased incidence of endoleak and subsequent need for reintervention. Methods : A literature search was performed to identify studies of abdominal aortic aneurysm patients undergoing EVAR ...
Liu Suxuan S Department of Cardiology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, - - 2014
The formal classification system for ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSVA) is from a surgical aspect and is seldom utilized for percutaneous closure. This study was undertaken to introduce a new classification for RSVA according to the angiographic features of patients. We retrospectively studied 30 cases of RSVA undergoing percutaneous ...
Barbagli Guido G Center for Reconstructive Urethral Surgery. Arezzo. - - 2014
To evaluate the results of various reconstructive surgical procedures in patients with failed hypospadias repair. We performed a retrospective, observational, descriptive chart analysis of patients treated for complications after primary hypospadias repair at two tertiary European centers from 1998 to 2007. Study inclusion criteria were: patients presenting urethral, glans or ...
Wang Wenwen W Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Cancer Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100021, - - 2014
Nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) was developed in an attempt to minimize complications after radical hysterectomy. Since 2008, a modified NSRH-nerve plane-sparing radical hysterectomy (NPSRH) has been developed at the Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of NPSRH in improving ...
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