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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, ...
McMullin Christine M CM Colorectal Surgical Unit, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, S5 7AU, United - - 2014
In this study we reviewed our 10-year experience of the medium to long-term success of sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) for faecal incontinence with particular reference to the resource implications of running such a service. All permanent SNS implants for faecal incontinence from 2001 to 2012 were identified from a prospective ...
Chin Tai-Wai TW Pediatric Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: - - 2014
About 10 years ago, we started to correct buried penis using the technique of modified prepuce unfurling. We have made modifications in the years since our preliminary results were reported in 2002. One hundred and thirty-four patients received modified prepuce unfurling since 2000, with ages ranging from 2 months to ...
Feller Julian A JA OrthoSport Victoria Research Unit, School of Medicine, Deakin University and Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Australia, - - 2014
The principal aim of this study was to report the outcomes of medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction, used as either an isolated procedure or in combination with another stabilization procedure, for the primary treatment of recurrent patellar instability. Between 2007 and 2012, 45 patients with recurrent patellar instability and no ...
Patel Parin J PJ Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 8 Gates Pavilion, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA, - - 2014
Autonomic modulation following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation may promote the development of catecholamine-sensitive arrhythmias, such as outflow tract (OT) ventricular premature depolarizations (VPDs). The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and prognostic significance of OT VPDs occurring in patients after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We prospectively ...
Aptel Florent F Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, CHU Grenoble, Grenoble, France; INSERM U1042, Hypoxia and Physiopathology Laboratory, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term reproducibility of diurnal intraocular pressure (IOP) patterns in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Database study. Ninety-two patients with POAG. We reviewed the records of patients with POAG who underwent 4 diurnal IOP curve measurements 6 months apart with Goldmann applanation tonometry recorded in the sitting ...
Katthagen Jan Christoph JC Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Diakoniekrankenhaus Friederikenstift gGmbH, Hannover, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the outcomes of arthroscopy after proximal humeral plating and the occurrence of concomitant pathology and avascular necrosis. Forty-five patients (28 women; median age, 58.5 years [range, 30 to 82 years]) underwent arthroscopies of 46 shoulders because of unsatisfactory results after locked plating of proximal ...
Xu Xiao-Dan XD Xiao-Dan Xu, Jian-Jun Dai, Jian-Qing Qian, Xun Pin, Wei-Jun Wang, Department of Gastroenterology, Changshu Affiliated Hospital of Suzhou University, Changshu 215500, Jiangsu Province, - - 2014
To develop a safe, simple, noninvasive and affordable system to predict esophageal variceal bleeding (EVB) in decompensated cirrhosis patients. Four hundred and eighty-six patients with decompensated cirrhosis (238 males and 248 females), with a mean age of 63.1 ± 11.2 years, were admitted to Changshu Affiliated Hospital of Suzhou University ...
Fay Li-Yu LY Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute - - 2014
Object Cervical arthroplasty has been accepted as a viable option for surgical management of cervical spondylosis or degenerative disc disease (DDD). The best candidates for cervical arthroplasty are young patients who have radiculopathy caused by herniated disc with competent facet joints. However, it remains uncertain whether arthroplasty is equally effective ...
Powell Jason J Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN, - - 2014
We aimed to assess self-report and perceptual voice outcomes in patients undergoing local anaesthetic injection laryngoplasty in our outpatient clinic. Prospective case series. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-eight patients underwent local anaesthetic injection laryngoplasty in the outpatient clinic over the two-year ...
D'Onofrio Augusto A Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patient selection is crucial to achieve good outcomes and to avoid futile procedures in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The aim of this multicenter retrospective study was to identify independent predictors of 1-year mortality in patients surviving after transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement. We analyzed data from the Italian ...
Holubec Tomas T Department of Cardiac Surgery, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyze short- and mid-term results after aortic valve (AV) repair with particular regard to the impact of valve cuspidity (bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valve). One hundred patients with aortic regurgitation (AR) undergoing aortic valve repair between November 2007 and October 2012 were included ...
Gandhi Sachin S Department of ORL-Head Neck Surgery, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, 411004, India, - - 2014
Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) remains one of the most difficult of laryngeal pathologies to treat. With limited role for speech therapy, various surgical modalities have been tried with various success rates. The objective of the study is to report the results of vocal outcome after thyroarytenoid myoneurectomy in patients of adductor ...
Kim Chang Wan CW Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Busan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, 633-166 Gaegeum-dong, Busan Jin-gu, Busan, 614-735, South - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate factors that affect the occurrence of osteolysis through clinical and radiological comparison between a patient group in which osteolysis occurred after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and a patient group in which osteolysis did not occur after TKA. The present study was ...
Schulz Matthias M Arbeitsbereich Pädiatrische Neurochirurgie, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, - - 2014
Several techniques to remodel the posterior calvarium in order to increase intracranial volume (ICV) and to improve cosmetic appearance are reported. This study presents the results of meander technique in patients with brachycephaly and posterior plagiocephaly. During December 2011 and July 2013, a total of 12 children (median age: 15 months) ...
Legros Ludivine L Service des Maladies de l'Appareil Digestif, Centre Hospitalo-universitaire de Rennes, Rennes, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of pneumatic dilatation (PD) to treat symptom recurrence after Heller myotomy (HM). Consecutive patients receiving PD for relapsing symptoms following prior HM were included in this retrospective single-center study. Eckardt score ≤3 and/or ∆ Eckardt (difference between Eckardt ...
Purroy F F Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, IRBLLEIDA Research Institute, Hospital Universitari Arnau de Vilanova de Lleida, Universitat de Lleida, Avda Rovira Roure, 80, 25198, Lleida, Spain, - - 2014
The highest risk of subsequent stroke after a TIA occurs within the first week after the index event. However, the risk of stroke recurrence (SR) remains high during the first year of follow-up. We studied the temporal pattern and predictors of SR (at 7 days and from 7 days to 1-year follow-up). ...
Hitchings Andrew W AW 1Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Infection and Immunity, St George's, University of London , London , - - 2014
Abstract Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is commonly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Metformin is a valuable treatment for T2DM, and may offer additional benefits in COPD. However, due to its rare association with lactic acidosis, its safety in COPD is uncertain. We retrospectively identified patients with T2DM ...
Malekzadeh-Milani Sophie S 1Centre de Référence Malformations Cardiaques Congénitales Complexes - M3C,Necker Hospital for Sick Children-HEGP,Assistance Publique des Hopitaux de - - 2014
Objective: The use of covered stents to close fenestration in total cavopulmonary connection is presented. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data of all patients undergoing the procedure of a covered stent to close fenestration of total cavopulmonary connection between 2005 and 2012. Results: A total of 50 patients met the inclusion ...
Sohn Chang Hwan CH Department of Emergency Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 86, Asanbyeongwon-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess whether delayed resuscitation bundle compliance from 6 to 12 h after a diagnosis of septic shock has an impact upon 28-day mortality. A prospective observational study on consecutive adult patients with septic shock was performed in the Emergency Department (ED) of a tertiary ...
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 ...
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