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Yi Chang Ryul CR Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
The authors sought to compare the use of the nonabsorbable polyvinyl alcohol sponge (PVA, Merocel) and absorbable synthetic polyurethane foam (SPF, Nasopore Forte plus) as intranasal splints after closed reduction of fractured nasal bones during the hospitalization period. The medical records of 111 patients who underwent closed reduction for nasal ...
Ambrogi Vincenzo V Thoracic Surgery Division and Department of Thoracic Surgery, Policlinico Tor Vergata University, Rome, - - 2014
Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) biopsy is the gold standard to achieve diagnosis in undetermined interstitial lung disease (ILD). VATS lung biopsy can be performed under thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA), or more recently under simple intercostal block. Comparative merits of the two procedures were analyzed. From January 2002 onwards, a total of ...
Wan Jun J Department of Orthopaedics, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410013, - - 2014
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is associated with chronic pain and limping which especially has a negative impact on the patients' daily activities, body image, and self-esteem. Although total hip arthroplasty remains the first choice for treatment of DDH in adults, minimally invasive alternative approaches are being increasingly favored ...
Ferary M M Service d'ORL et de chirurgie de la face et du cou, centre hospitalier Nord, place Victor-Pauchet, 80054 Amiens cedex, - - 2014
To compare postoperative complication rates after dissection tonsillectomy in patients operated by outpatient surgery and patients operated by inpatient surgery. A prospective, single-centre, observational study was conducted over a period of 1year. Dissection tonsillectomy was performed in 103 patients (mean age: 4years) between September 2011 and September 2012. The following parameters were ...
Choi Jin A JA Department of Ophthalmology, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, - - 2014
To identify the differences in posterior pole profiles between early normal tension glaucoma (NTG) patients with an initial central visual field (VF) loss and those with a peripheral VF loss. Normal tension glaucoma patients with parafoveal scotoma (PFS; within a central 10° of fixation; superior, n = 47; inferior, n = 24) and peripheral ...
Kotela Andrzej A Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Central Research Hospital of Ministry of Interior, Wołoska 137, 02-507, Warszawa, Poland, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare radiological results of total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) performed with patient-specific computed tomography (CT)-based instrumentation and conventional technique. The main study hypothesis was that CT-based patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) increases the accuracy of TKA. A prospective, randomized controlled trial was carried out between January ...
Li Yan-Dong YD Yan-Dong Li, Jian-Jiang Lin, Department of Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Province, - - 2014
To determine the significance of enterostomy in the emergency management of Fournier gangrene. The clinical data of 51 patients (49 men and 2 women) with Fournier gangrene who were treated at our hospital over the past 12 years were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups according the ...
Goldberg Roger A RA Retina Service, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To report the presenting features and clinical outcomes of a series of patients with non-infectious inflammation after intravitreal aflibercept injection. Non-comparative consecutive case series. Medical records of patients who presented with non-infectious inflammation after intravitreal aflibercept injection between November 2011, and June 2013, were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 20 ...
Jutzi Leah L Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of British Columbia and British Columbia Cancer Agency, Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5Z 1M9. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objectives of this study were to determine the clinical success of colorectal stenting in patients with large bowel obstruction secondary to gynecologic malignancy and to determine whether there are any predictors of outcome. This was a retrospective cohort study of all patients with a gynecologic malignancy and large bowel ...
Yen H-T HT Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of systemically administered urokinase (UK) after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with or without stent (PTA ± stent) on the reduction in the rate and level of amputation in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) with tissue loss. This was an observational, nonrandomized, retrospective study of 183 Taiwanese patients with ...
Proietti S S Stone Center at Department of Urology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, MI, Italy, - - 2014
To assess the efficacy and tolerability of D-mannose-containing product (Cystoman(®)) in preventing recurrence in patients who underwent surgical treatment for infection related urinary stones. From January 2011 to February 2013 we have enrolled all consecutive patients affected by staghorn calculi and recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). All patients recommended for ...
Pagenstert Geert G Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, - - 2014
We analyzed clinical outcomes of partial lateral patellar facetectomy and medial reefing in patients with lateral patellar facet syndrome with painful patellar-retaining total knee arthroplasty. 34 patients were followed for a mean of 40 months. All 34 patients were matched with those having secondary patellar resurfacing without facetectomy. Both groups ...
Lee Sung Ho SH Department of Neurosurgery, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, 1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 130-702, - - 2014
The effectiveness of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for cavernous malformation (CM) has not been fully assessed. Consequently, observation is usually recommended when a bleeding CM is initially discovered. Recurrent bleeding occurs with CMs, and these repeat hemorrhages can result in additional morbidity. From 1992 to 2011, 49 patients with brainstem CMs ...
Cramnert Catharina C Department of Pathology, Skåne University Hospital , Lund , Sweden - - 2014
Abstract Background: Eleven years ago we had described three patients with missing nexin links as a possible cause of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). The assumption was substantiated last year by finding a mutation in these patients. Materials and Methods: We counted the nexin links, inner (IDA) and outer (ODA) dynein ...
Zhou Zun Qiang ZQ Department of Surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China, - - 2014
Spleen-preserving laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (SPLDP) can be performed with splenic vessel resection (SVR) or splenic vessel preservation (SVP). The purpose of this comparative study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients who underwent SPLDP with SVR or SVP at a single institution. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 246 ...
Maze Ronnen R Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, - - 2014
Therapeutic hypothermia improves neurologic outcome and survival in patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Endovascular cooling devices are commonly used to rapidly achieve and maintain hypothermia. The use of these devices may be associated with catheter related thrombosis. The objective of this study was to determine the risk of catheter ...
Groarke John D JD aDepartment of Cardiology bDepartment of Statistics cDepartment of Emergency Medicine, St James's Hospital, Dublin, - - 2014
The objective was to examine the impact of out-of-hours exercise treadmill tests (ETTs) on length of hospital stay (LOS) for patients admitted to a chest pain assessment unit with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome. Prospective observational study with 30-day follow-up of low-to-intermediate-risk chest pain patients undergoing out-of-hours ETT. Eligible ...
Li Xiang X Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 277 Yanta West Road, Xi'an, 710061, Shaanxi, - - 2014
SonixGPS is a successful ultrasound guidance position system. It helps to improve accuracy in performing complex puncture operations. This study firstly used SonixGPS to perform kidney calyx access in PCNL to investigate its effectiveness and safety. This was a prospectively randomized controlled study performed from September 2011 to October 2012. ...
Weber Markus M Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Regensburg University Medical Center, Asklepios Klinikum Bad Abbach, Kaiser-Karl V.-Allee 3, 93077, Bad Abbach, Germany, - - 2014
Restoration of biomechanics is a major goal in THA. Imageless navigation enables intraoperative control of leg length equalization and offset reconstruction. However, the effect of navigation compared with intraoperative fluoroscopy is unclear. We asked whether intraoperative use of imageless navigation (1) improves the relative accuracy of leg length and global ...
Imam Mohamed A MA 1 Research and Education, South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, Epsom, Surrey - - - 2014
Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are used to gauge clinical performance. The PROMs outcome programme at our centre achieves a preoperative data capture rate of 99%. This falls to 90.6%, 89%, 83% and 79% at the six-week, six-month, one-year and two-year time points, respectively. The study aims were to determine ...
Sibbel Scott P SP DaVita Clinical Research, Minneapolis, Minn., - - 2014
Background: The Crit-Line® monitor (CLM) is a device for monitoring hematocrit, oxygen saturation and change in intravascular blood volume during hemodialysis. Prior studies have evaluated CLM use in dialysis patients, but not specifically in those new to dialysis. Methods: In this retrospective analysis, 199 patients initiating dialysis at 8 facilities ...
Levy Jonathan C JC Holy Cross Orthopaedic Institute, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Whereas patient expectations after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) relate to sustained improvements in pain, function, and motion, the time necessary to reach these goals is unclear. Our purpose was to investigate the speed of recovery and to compare the effectiveness of primary TSA and ...
Sahar Hafeez Najmus N From the Departments of *Anatomy and Cell Biology, †Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, and ‡Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Western University, London, Ontario, - - 2014
Greater palatine nerve (GPN) block is commonly performed for maxillary and palatal anesthesia by using bony landmarks. Ultrasound (US) can be used to consistently identify greater palatine foramen (GPF) as a defect in the bony palate enabling US-guided injections near the foramen. We scanned and injected 16 undissected well-embalmed hemisectioned ...
Ius Fabio F Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, - - 2014
The impact of early donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA) on patient and graft survival after lung transplantation remains controversial. In this study we analyzed risk factors for DSA that developed before initial hospital discharge after lung transplantation (early DSA) and compared mid-term outcomes in patients with or without DSA. Between January ...
Ricci Renato Pietro RP San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, - - 2014
This study aimed to assess manpower and resource consumption of the HomeGuide workflow model for remote monitoring (Biotronik Home Monitoring [HM]) of cardiac implantable electronic devices in daily clinical practice. The model established a cooperative interaction between a reference nurse (RN) for ordinary management, and a responsible physician (RP) for ...
Martinez Gonzalo J GJ Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Department of Cardiology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Santiago, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been developed to treat symptomatic aortic stenosis in patients deemed too high-risk for open-heart surgery. To address this complex population, an interdisciplinary heart team approach was proposed. Present the short and mid-term outcomes of the first 100 patients in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital ...
Martínez-Sánchez Patricia P Department of Neurology and Stroke Center, La Paz University Hospital, Autonomous University of Madrid, IdiPAZ Health Research Institute, Paseo de la Castellana 261, 28046, Madrid, Spain, - - 2014
A telestroke system was established between a community hospital lacking an on-call neurologist and a comprehensive stroke center only 13 km away. Our goal was to analyze the impact of telestroke on the number of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT), door-to-needle times and stroke outcomes. An observational before-and-after study of patients with acute ...
Young Diana Starr DS Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, QC, - - 2014
Continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNB) for postoperative pain control are being used more frequently for total ankle arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to compare the amount of opioid analgesia used in patients with an infragluteal CPNB to that of patients with no CPNB for postoperative pain management after ...
Comploj Evi E Department of Urology, Central Hospital of Bolzano, Bolzano, - - 2014
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare complications after radical cystectomy in patients aged ≥75 years. Materials and Methods: 251 patients aged 75-95 years (median 79) underwent radical cystectomy between 2000 and 2012 at four institutions. The patients were divided into two groups: ≥75-84 years of ...
Jun Kang-Woong KW Department of Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a severe and common complication that occurs after the major operation. Despite the commonality of DVT there is limited data on the incidence of DVT after kidney transplantation (KT). Furthermore, most studies have been retrospective in design and were conducted in western countries. The aim ...
Johnson Emma C EC Musculoskeletal Research Unit, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Learning & Research Building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Interpretations of time underlie patients' experiences of illness and the way in which the National Health Service (NHS) is organised. In the NHS, achieving short waiting times for treatment is seen as important, and this is particularly evident in relation to chronic conditions where the time waiting in care from ...
Heijnens Luc J M LJ Clinical Orthopaedic Research Center - midden Nederland (CORC-mN) , Department of Orthopaedics, Diakonessenhuis Hospital Utrecht/Zeist, Utrecht , the Netherlands - - 2014
Purpose - We evaluated the 5-year survival of the uncemented Optan anatomically adapted femoral stem, with revision for aseptic loosening as the endpoint. Methods - Between January 2004 and March 2007, 432 total hip arthroplasties (THAs) were performed in 432 patients. After follow-up for a mean time of 5 years, ...
Arkadopoulos Nikolaos N 4th Department of Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, Attikon Hospital, 1 Rimini Str, Chaidari, 12462, Athens, - - 2014
Recent studies have indicated that preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) should not be routinely performed in patients suffering from obstructive jaundice before surgery. The severity of jaundice that mandates PBD has yet to be defined. Our aim was to investigate whether PBD is truly justified in severely jaundiced patients before pancreaticoduodenectomy. ...
Basaran Serdar Hakan SH Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Karabuk University, Karabuk, Turkey, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare operation duration, radiological and functional results of the open reduction with either posterior or lateral approach and closed reduction with joystick method in unsuccessful closed reduction of displaced (Gartland type III) supracondylar humeral fractures. Between February 2010 and August 2011, 37 patients ...
Hwang Sung Yeon SY *Department of Emergency Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul; and †Department of Critical Care Medicine and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
We aimed to compare outcomes of sepsis patients according to their hemodynamic presentation: cryptic shock (CS), cryptic to overt shock (COS), and overt shock (OS). We analyzed the sepsis registry for adult patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary hospital and met the criteria for severe ...
Boersma R S RS Department of Internal Medicine, Amphia Hospital Breda, Langedijk 75, 4819 EV, Breda, Netherlands, - - 2014
Central venous catheter (CVC)-related thrombosis and infections are frequently occurring complications in patients with hematological malignancies. At present, heparin is most often used as a locking solution. Trisodium citrate (TSC) had been shown to be a very effective antimicrobial catheter locking in hemodialysis patients. We performed a prospective randomized phase ...
Guinard-Samuel Vincent V Pathology Department, Robert Debré Hospital, 48 Boulevard Sérurier, 75019, Paris, France, - - 2014
Calretinin immunohistochemistry is now widely used to diagnose Hirschsprung's disease (HD), since loss of calretinin expression within the mucosa and muscularis mucosae of rectal suction-biopsy is pathognomonic of HD. However, a stippled staining may be observed within hypertrophic nerves in the submucosae in some HD patients. The aim of the ...
Xu Xu-Dong XD Department of Cardiology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, 168 Changhai Road, Shanghai, 200433, People's Republic of - - 2014
As a common concomitant performance and the most frequent complications of transcatheter perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure, tricuspid regurgitation (TR) has rarely been concerned. From January 2008 to December 2012, a total of 70 patients (men: 33, women: 37; mean age: 30.0 ± 17.1 years) with at least mild TR before VSD ...
Van Hemelrijck Jan J From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; †Department of Vascular Surgery, Milpark Hospital, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; ‡Independent Biostatistics Consultant, Peabody, Massachusetts; §Independent Consultant, Needham, Massachusetts; ‖Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital, Eppendorf, Hamburg, - - 2014
We present the results of a previously unpublished hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) study conducted in 1998-1999. In a multicenter, randomized, single-blind, comparative study of HBOC-201 versus allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, no-cardiac surgery patients received HBOC-201 to a maximum of 7 units (n = 83) or RBCs (n = ...
Sohns Christian C Division of Clinical Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, Heart Center, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Strasse 40, 37075, Göttingen, Germany, - - 2014
In ablation of atrial fibrillation, the single-ring method aims for isolation of the posterior wall of the left atrium (LA) including the pulmonary veins (PVs) but avoiding posterior LA lesions. The aim of this randomized prospective study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of remote magnetic navigation (RMN)-guided single-ring ablation ...
Moopanar Terence R TR Department of Orthopaedics, Nepean Public Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, - - 2014
The failure to restore mechanical alignment and appropriate rotational axis intraoperatively has been described as one of the most common causes of implant failure in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Both conventional and computer-assisted TKA have their limitations. Patient-specific jigs (PSJ) offer a possible alternative method for TKA. The aim of ...
Miller John M JM Indiana University School of - - 2014
The success of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for atrial fibrillation (AF) may be improved if stable AF sources identified by Focal Impulse and Rotor Mapping (FIRM) are also eliminated. The long-term results of this approach are unclear outside the centers where FIRM was developed; thus, we assessed outcomes of FIRM-guided ...
Shteinshnaider Miriam M Department of Internal Medicine "F," Assaf Harofeh Medical Center (affiliated to Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University), Zerifin, - - 2014
The clinical characteristics and prognostic significance of changes in platelet count (PC) during hospitalization in internal medicine wards have not been well investigated. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected from 345 patients admitted to an internal medicine ward. Following discharge, all-cause mortality was recorded. These data were compared, according ...
Brauner Torsten T Faculty of Sports and Health Sciences, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate limb loading and dynamic stability during squatting in the early functional recovery of total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients. Inpatient rehabilitation clinic. A random sample of 61 THA patients (34♂/27♀; 62±9 yrs, 77±14 kg, 174±9 cm) was assessed twice, 13.2±3.8 days (PRE) and 26.6±3.3 days post-surgery (POST), and compared ...
Kochman Janusz J First Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the study was to evaluate the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in high-risk patients with severe bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) stenosis and to compare the outcomes with a matched group of patients with tricuspid aortic valve. TAVR became an alternative treatment method in high-risk patients with symptomatic ...
Mehta D D Department of Radiology, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New - - 2014
It is unknown whether filling defects in subsegmental arteries on multidetector computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) correlate with clinically relevant subsegmental PE on pulmonary angiography. Current guidelines do not differentiate between PE in segmental and subsegmental vessels, and many patients receive at least 3 months anticoagulation. The strategy employed at ...
Hato Naohito N Department of Otolaryngology, Ehime University School of Medicine, Ehime, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the Yanagihara facial nerve grading system in assessing the course of recovery and in determining the probability of a complete recovery of Bell's palsy within 1 week after onset. Retrospective study of patients at a single trial center. Tertiary ...
Kudlaty Elizabeth A EA Case Western Reserve University Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Cleveland - - 2014
/ Objectives: Maintaining and establishing vascular access in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is complicated when they are poor candidates for traditional upper extremity access. Our objective was to compare our experience with two alternative dialysis accesses, the femoral arteriovenous graft (fAVG) and the Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO), in ...
Escudero Martínez Irene I Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, - - 2014
Hypnic headache is a rare primary headache. The diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Classification (IHS) for this condition are discussed, as they have been modified in the new edition of the 2013. The clinical characteristics, and fulfilment of the criteria of the IHS classification in a series of 10patients ...
Sharma Ruchika R *Department of Pediatrics, University of Toledo †Toledo Children's Hospital, Toledo, - - 2014
Desmopressin (DDAVP) 1-deamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin is used in patients with bleeding disorders, including mild factor VIII deficiency, types 1 and 2 von Willebrand disease, and platelet function defects, undergoing surgeries to help control bleeding. We conducted a retrospective chart review of bleeding disorder patients undergoing inpatient surgery at Toledo Children's Hospital, ...
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