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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 ...
Huang Qiong Q Department of Cardiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052, - - 2014
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) has developed rapidly, and is a commonly performed ablation in many major hospitals throughout the world, due to its satisfactory results. The aim of this study was to detect the effect of RFCA on C-reactive protein (CRP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and ...
Zeng Wei-Nan WN Department of Orthopaedics, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; Centre for Joint Surgery, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, - - 2014
To assess the difference between drainage and non-drainage after total hip arthroplasty (THA) in Chinese subjects by evaluating post-operative complications and joint function. One hundred and sixty-eight patients undergoing THA were randomly allocated into drainage (83 patients) and non-drainage groups (85 patients). All surgeries were performed by one surgical team ...
Lee Hee Moon HM Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, - - 2014
Recently, a hybrid surgical-electrophysiological (EP) approach for confirming ablation lines in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) was suggested. The aim of this approach was to overcome the limitations of current surgery- and catheter-based techniques to yield better outcomes. Ten consecutive patients with AF underwent total thoracoscopic ablation (TTA) following transvenous ...
Lee Byung Woo BW Department of Urology, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
In this study, we administered erythropoietin preoperatively to patients who underwent open radical prostatectomy without transfusion to increase their hemoglobin levels and investigated the efficacy of this procedure. We evaluated 62 patients who underwent open radical prostatectomy performed by the same surgeon between June 2005 and January 2011. The 22 ...
Günday Murat M Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Baskent University, Ankara, - - 2014
Introduction: There are only a limited number of studies on the link between mild renal failure and coronary artery disease. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of mild renal failure on the distal vascular bed by measuring the coronary flow reserve (CFR) in transthoracic echocardiography after ...
Sultan Rizwan - - 2014
To determine the factors associated with clinically significant anastomotic leak in patients having undergone large intestinal anastomosis. The retrospective study at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, comprised data between January 2000 and March 2010, related to patients who underwent colorectal anastomosis. Demographic details of the patients, as well as ...
Jung Hwan-Su HS Department of Neurosurgery, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Yeungnam University School of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
There was no abundance of data on the use of anticoagulant in patients with previous high risk of thromboembolic conditions under a newly developed intracranial hemorrhage in Korean society. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of discontinuance and suggest the proper time period for discontinuance of ...
Jawad Muhammad Umar - - 2014
Metallic endoprostheses are used for oncological reconstruction around the proximal femur and hip joint. Common modes of failure with hemiarthroplasty or standard hip arthroplasty after proximal femoral replacement include dislocation, late hip pain, and infection. The authors reviewed hospital records to identify patients undergoing constrained tripolar hip arthroplasty for oncological ...
Bae Sung Uk SU Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Colorectal Cancer Clinic, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the perioperative and long-term oncologic outcomes of hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) and standard laparoscopic surgery (SLS) and assess the role of HALS in the management of right-sided colon cancer. The study group included 53 patients who underwent HALS and 45 patients who ...
Zahar Akos A Helios Endo-Klinik, Holstenstraβe 2, 22767, Hamburg, Germany, - - 2014
Managing a deficient acetabulum in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) can be challenging. The purpose of the study was to determine the mid-term results of total hip arthroplasty (THA) using a bulk structural autograft for reconstruction of the acetabular roof in patients with DDH. Between 1982 and ...
Kernstock Christoph C Center for Ophthalmology, Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen, Schleichstr. 12-16, 72076, Tübingen, - - 2014
The primary objective of this bi-center explorative pilot study was the quantitative assessment of visual field defects and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFT) over 6 months in patients with acute non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), in order to elucidate the natural course of NAION and provide a reference dataset ...
Bydon Mohamad M Department of - - 2014
Object The aim of this study was to study the long-term outcomes of patients undergoing instrumented posterior fusion of the lumbar spine. Methods The authors present 511 patients who underwent instrumented arthrodesis for lumbar degenerative disease over a 23-year period at a single institution. Patients underwent follow-up for an average ...
Arbelo Elena E Department of Cardiology, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, C/ Villarroel 170, 6° - Escala 3, 08036, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
The Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Pilot Study is a prospective registry designed to describe the clinical epidemiology of patients undergoing an atrial fibrillation (AFib) ablation, and the diagnostic/therapeutic processes applied across Europe. The aims of the 1-year follow-up were to analyse how centres assess in routine clinical practice the success of ...
Hansen Jennifer K JK Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, - - 2014
Postoperative positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) selection in patients who are mechanically ventilated after cardiac operations often seems random. The aim of this investigation was to compare the 2 most common postoperative initial PEEP settings at our institution, 8 and 5 cm H2O, on postoperative initial tracheal intubation time (primary outcome); ...
Henseler Mathias Andreas MA *Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzern, Switzerland; and †Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Federal University of São Paulo, - - 2014
In 2009, we had introduced the active middle ear implant (aMEI) round window coupling in patients undergoing a subtotal petrosectomy and reported our first results. In the current study, we evaluated the long-term firmness of the vibranting floating mass transducer (FMT) within the round window niche, the long-term audiologic results ...
Saito Takehisa T *Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; †Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine; and ‡Research and Education Program for Life Science, University of Fukui, Fukui, - - 2014
To evaluate whether regenerated fungiform taste buds after severing the chorda tympani nerve can be detected by confocal laser scanning microscopy in vivo. Retrospective study. University hospital. Six patients with a normal gustatory function (Group 1), 9 patients with taste function recovery after severing the CTN (Group 2), and 5 ...
Costopoulos Charis C Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; Interventional Cardiology Unit, EMO-GVM Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, Italy; Imperial College London, London, United - - 2014
Data on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for severe bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) stenosis and how this compares to that for tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) stenosis are limited. Twenty-one consecutive patients with BAV were treated with the Edwards or CoreValve bioprosthesis from November 2007 to December 2012 at San Raffaele ...
Junejo M A MA Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, - - 2014
Pancreaticoduodenectomy is the standard of care for tumors confined to the head of pancreas and can be undertaken with low operative mortality. The procedure has a high morbidity, particularly in older patient populations with preexisting comorbidities. This study evaluated the role of cardiopulmonary exercise testing to predict postoperative morbidity and ...
Abrams Geoffrey D GD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University, 450 Broadway St., Mail Code 6342, Redwood City, CA, 94063, USA, - - 2014
To report hip synovial fluid cytokine concentrations in hips with and without radiographic arthritis. Patients with no arthritis (Tonnis grade 0) and patients with Tonnis grade 2 or greater hip osteoarthritis (OA) were identified from patients undergoing either hip arthroscopy or arthroplasty. Synovial fluid was collected at the time of ...
Fischer Marlene M Department of Neurology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, - - 2014
Background: Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a well-known prognostic marker of outcome and mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease. Midregional proatrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) is a stable fragment of the ANP precursor hormone. As a prognostic marker after ischemic stroke, it reliably predicts poststroke mortality and functional outcome. This study ...
Schofield N N Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, - - 2014
The aims of this study were to identify whether the withdrawal of aprotinin has led to an increased bleeding risk in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). A retrospective analysis of consecutive patients, undergoing OLT, treated with aprotinin (APRO group, n=100) was compared with a group in which aprotinin was ...
Yavuz Umut U 1 Baltalimani Bone Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul - - - 2014
<bold>Purpose:</bold> The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of patients presenting older than eight years and treated with Salter osteotomy for Perthes disease. <bold>Method:</bold> Seventeen patients (18 hips) with late presentation of Perthes disease treated with Salter osteotomy. Sixteen males were identified. The average ...
Grimmer Laura E LE Department of Surgery, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University , Providence, Rhode - - 2014
Abstract Background: We evaluated the efficacy of pre-operative Staphylococcus aureus (SA) screening and chlorhexidine chest scrub in decreasing the incidence of empyema after major pulmonary resections. Methods: For two years, a strategy aimed at decreasing post-resection empyema was instituted. This entailed pre-operative screening for nasal SA and chlorhexidine chest scrub ...
Rossetti Gianluca G Digestive Surgery Unit, Second University of Naples, via Pansini 5, Naples, - - 2014
ABSTRACT Introduction: Although its excellent results, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) presents major complications ranging from 0% to 29%. Among them, the staple line leak presents an incidence varying from 0% to 7%. Many trials debated about different solutions in order to reduce leaks' incidence. No author has investigated the role ...
de Bodman C C CHU Clocheville, 49 Boulevard Béranger, 37044, Tours Cedex, France, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical and radiological results of repair of the interarticularis pars defect by a modified Buck's repair technique in patients with symptomatic spondylolysis with grade 1 spondylolisthesis. These patients with painful spondylolisthesis are the most eligible for direct repair of the defect ...
Kyo Shunei S Department of Therapeutic Strategy for Heart Failure, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, Japan, - - 2014
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are becoming the standard of care for patients with refractory end-stage heart failure. We present the outcomes of patients enrolled in a prospective multicenter clinical study in Japan using the HeartMate II continuous-flow LVAD for bridge to transplantation. The study evaluated 6 inotrope-dependent heart ...
Grannum Sean S Department of Orthopaedic Surgery , University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW, United Kingdom, - - 2014
Case control series with prospective data collection. To establish whether incidental durotomy treated without primary suture repair adversely affects the outcome following lumbar surgery in the longer term. Outcome scores from a prospective database were used for an audit of dural tears in primary lumbar decompressive surgery. Outcome data collected ...
Teunis Teun T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Oncology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School, Room 3.946, Yawkey Building, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA, - - 2014
Tumors of the appendicular skeleton commonly affect the proximal humerus, but there is no consensus regarding the best reconstructive technique after proximal humerus resection for tumors of the shoulder. We wished to perform a systematic review to determine which surgical reconstruction offers the (1) best functional outcome as measured by ...
Muratore Andrea A Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute for Cancer Research and Treament (IRCC), Candiolo (TO), - - 2014
Liver transection is considered a critical factor influencing intra-operative blood loss. A increase in the number of complex liver resections has determined a growing interest in new devices able to 'optimize' the liver transection. The aim of this randomized controlled study was to compare a radiofrequency vessel-sealing system with the ...
Wang W W Department of Orthopaedics, Shanghai Jiaotong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, No. 600 Yi Shan Road, Shanghai, 200233, People's Republic of - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes in patients with forearm rotation limitation after successful wrist-level revascularization who underwent a modified Sauvé-Kapandji (S-K) procedure. This was a retrospective review of the clinical records of nine patients (three women, six men) after successful wrist-level revascularization who underwent ...
El Nakeeb Ayman A Gastroenterology Surgical Centre, Mansoura University, Mansoura, - - 2014
The optimal strategy for the reconstruction of the pancreas following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is still debated. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of isolated Roux loop pancreaticojejunostomy (IRPJ) with those of pancreaticogastrostomy (PG) after PD. Consecutive patients submitted to PD were randomized to either method of reconstruction. ...
Trsek Denis D Akromion, Special Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery, Ljudevita Gaja 2, Krapinske Toplice, Croatia, - - 2014
The purpose of this prospective study was to compare the functional results and patient satisfaction after arthroscopic shoulder capsular release in patients with idiopathic and posttraumatic stiff shoulder. The study included 50 patients who underwent arthroscopic capsular release after failure of conservative treatment. The etiology of stiffness was either idiopathic ...
Oni Julius K JK 1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia - - - 2014
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a well-known complication of total hip arthroplasty (THA), especially when the direct lateral approach is used. In this study, we examined the effect of the selective COX-2 inhibitor, celecoxib, on the rates of HO after THA. A control group consisting of 108 patients that did not ...
Preventza Ourania O Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, - - 2014
For patients with genetically triggered thoracic aortic disease, the morbidity and mortality associated with reoperation are high, making endovascular treatment an appealing option. We evaluated the short- and mid-term outcomes of different applications of endovascular intervention in such patients. Between January 2003 and April 2013, 60 patients received endovascular or ...
Lamm W W Clinical Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2014
Objective: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) are a rare subtype of sarcoma, with a poor outcome. MPNST are regarded as being sporadic or associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Few comparative overall-survival (OS) data in these 2 subsets of MPNST patients exist. The aim of this retrospective study was ...
Yoon Seung Bae SB Seung Bae Yoon, Jae Myung Park, Jong-Yul Lee, Myong Ki Baeg, Chul-Hyun Lim, Jin Soo Kim, Yu Kyung Cho, In Seok Lee, Sang Woo Kim, Myung-Gyu Choi, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 137-856, South - - 2014
To investigate whether proton pump inhibitor (PPI) pretreatment influences Helicobacter pylori eradication rate. We retrospectively reviewed H. pylori-infected patients who were treated with a standard triple regimen (PPI, amoxicillin 1 g, and clarithromycin 500 mg, all twice daily for 7 d). The diagnosis of H. pylori infection and its eradication ...
Smith Julian J University Hospital Southampton, Dept of Urology, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SO16 - - 2014
To describe and assess the evolution of an enhanced recovery program (ERP) for open radical cystectomy. We introduced a mentored program of ERP for radical cystectomy in January 2011. The program underwent service evaluation and multiple changes in August 2012 that we attribute to marginal gains. We present a retrospective ...
Tan Nian N 1 Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Surgery Research, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing - - - 2014
<p><bold>Purpose:</bold> To compare the performance of accommodative, multifocal, and monofocal intraocular lenses (IOLs).</p><p><bold>Methods:</bold> In this clinical control study, 3 types of IOL were implanted in 128 eyes of 86 patients with age-related cataract who underwent phacoemulsification. Accommodative (Tetraflex), multifocal (ZMA00), and monofocal (Akreos Advanced Optics [AO]) IOLs were implanted into ...
Lehmann Ralf R Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Mannheim, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68167 Mannheim, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Optimal management of patients with persistent foramen ovale (PFO) following cryptogenic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) suspected for paradoxical embolic events is still unclear. PFO closure has the potential benefit of preventing recurrent embolic events and avoiding serious bleeding resulting from long-term anticoagulation. Despite the widespread usage of closure ...
Watanabe Naruhito N Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford University, Stanford, - - 2014
Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collaterals (PA/VSD/MAPCAs) is a complex and diverse form of congenital heart defect. Although most patients with PA/VSD/MAPCAs can wait until they are 3 to 6 months of age to undergo surgical reconstruction, there are three specific criteria that merit an earlier ...
Moawad F J FJ Gastroenterology Service, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, - - 2014
Some patients with a phenotypic appearance of eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) respond histologically to PPI, and are described as having PPI-responsive oesophageal eosinophilia (PPI-REE). It is unclear if PPI-REE is a GERD-related phenomenon, a subtype of EoE, or a completely unique entity. To compare demographic, clinical and histological features of EoE ...
Torregrosa Josep V - - 2014
Background: The effect of cinacalcet in patients with persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) after kidney transplantation (RT) has mainly been reported in patients with secondary hypercalcaemia. Objectives: Our objective was to assess the long-term effect of cinacalcet on patients with a RT and normocalcaemic SHPT. Methods: A one-year multicentre, observational, retrospective ...
Aldawish Mohammed M Department of Medicine, University of Alberta , AB , Canada - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: The study was aimed to determine the response and predictive risk factors of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) with measurable (0.4-2.0 µg/L) stimulated serum thyroglobulin (sTg) during the 10-24 months after radioiodine remnant ablation (RRA) and their long-term outcomes. Methods: Out of 839 retrospectively reviewed patients, 95 eligible DTC patients ...
Sabri Saher S SS Division of Angiography, Interventional Radiology, and Special Procedures (S.S.S., W.E.S., U.C.T., J.F.A., A.H.M.). Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess the short-term rebleeding rate associated with the use of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) compared with balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for management of gastric varices (GV). A single-center retrospective comparison of 50 patients with bleeding from GV treated with a TIPS or BRTO was performed. Of ...
Ben Tov Tomer T Department of Orthopedics, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
To assess the clinical and functional outcome of labral repair in patients aged older than 50 years. We performed a prospective analysis of 20 patients aged older than 50 years who had undergone arthroscopic repair of a torn acetabular labrum (6 men and 14 women; mean age, 58 years). The ...
Osmancik Pavel P Cardiocenter, Department of Cardiology, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady Prague, Czech Republic. Electronic address: - - 2014
Surgical ablation (SA) is commonly used in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, its effect has been established in few randomized studies. To assess the complete atrial fibrillation free (AF-free) survival in randomized study assessing the effects of additional concomitant SA of AF in patients primarily indicated for ...
Lin Xian-Jian XJ Department of Liver Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, - - 2014
The extensive use of major hepatectomy for liver malignancies with cirrhosis increases the risk of posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF), which is associated with a high frequency of postoperative complications, mortality, and an increased length of hospital stay. Remnant liver volume-to-body weight ratio (RLV-BWR) is more specific than the ratio of ...
Tada Tomohisa T Deutsches Herzzentrum, Technische Universität, Lazarettstrasse 36, 80636, Munich, Germany, - - 2014
We sought to compare the healing patterns of biolimus-eluting stents with biodegradable polymer (BP-BES, Nobori) versus everolimus-eluting stents with permanent polymer (PP-EES, Xience) using intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT). A total of 34 patients undergoing treatment of de novo coronary lesions were randomly assigned to receive BP-BES (n = 15) or PP-EES ...
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