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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 ...
Pratheesh Ravindran R Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 632004, - - 2014
Improvement of transcranial electrical motor-evoked potentials (TeMEPs) following untethering during tethered cord surgery (TCS) and its clinical significance have not been analyzed in the literature. Forty-five consecutive cases of tethered cord were operated on with multimodality intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) between February 2005 and January 2012. Intraoperative TeMEP change was ...
Daouacher Georgios G Department of Surgery, Central Hospital of Karlstad , Värmland, Sweden - - 2014
Abstract Background: Incontinence is a drawback after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. Several surgical methods to improve continence have been described however with contradictory results. Objective: To determine whether a modified surgical technique during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) improves postoperative continence. Patients and Methods: This is a prospective nonrandomized study ...
Hopper Graeme P GP Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is the main restraining force against lateral patellar displacement. It is disrupted after patellar subluxation or dislocation. Reconstruction of the MPFL is frequently performed when nonoperative management fails and the patient experiences recurrent patellar dislocation. PURPOSE:To determine the relationship between the degree of trochlear dysplasia ...
Teng Li L Cardiovascular Department, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangzhou, China; Department of Cardiology, Affiliated hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, - - 2014
Ablation of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) originating from the vicinity of tricuspid annulus (TA) is often unsuccessful via inferior approach. We report the initial experience with catheter ablation of VAs arising from the vicinity of the TA via superior approach. We retrospectively studied 36 patients with VAs arising from the ...
Wang Li L Department of Hepatobiliopancreatic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, - - 2014
The incidence of alkaline reflux gastritis (ARG) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is high. Although Braun enteroenterostomy (BEE) may reduce ARG, BEE may result in marginal ulcers (MUs) due to the additional anastomotic stoma. We conducted this study to compare clinical outcomes of using a modified BEE (MBEE) with traditional gastrojejunostomy (TGJ), ...
El-Ghiaty Mahmoud A MA Clinical Pharmacy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt, - - 2014
Evaluating the role of cystone, a polyherbal preparation, in protecting cancer patients against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity, and its impact on the cytotoxic activity of cisplatin. A prospective open-label randomized controlled trial conducted on 49 cancer patients who received six cycles of 70 mg/m(2) cisplatin-based regimens. The study comprised two groups, a control ...
Mine Benjamin B Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Erasme University Hospital, 808, route de Lennik, 1070 Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2014
Stent-assisted coiling (SAC) is increasingly used to treat complex unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIA) including wide-necked and fusiform IA. However, few data are available over the long-term results of this technique. We report our 9-year-experience of SAC of UIA. A retrospective review of our prospectively maintained database identified all patients treated ...
Bernieh Bassam B Nephrology Department, Tawam Hospital in Affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine, P.O. Box 15258, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, - - 2014
Maintaining target hemoglobin (Hb) with minimal variability is a challenge in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The aim of this study is to compare the long- and short-acting erythropoietin-stimulating agents such as Aranesp and Eprex in achieving these targets. Randomized, prospective, open-labeled study of 24 weeks includes stable patients on HD >3 months, age >18 years, and ...
Karatag Ozan O Department of Radiology, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of - - 2014
The objective was to examine tegmen height in patients with iatrogenic dural exposure in chronic otitis media (COM) surgery. Computed tomographic (CT) scans of 50 patients who underwent COM surgery were retrospectively examined. Twelve patients with dural exposure were admitted to the dura group. The control group of 38 patients ...
Höke Ulas U Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, , Leiden, The - - 2014
Although the presence of an RV lead is a potential cause of tricuspid regurgitation (TR), the clinical impact of significant lead-induced TR is unknown. To evaluate the effect of significant lead-induced TR on cardiac performance and long-term outcome after cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker implantation. A retrospective cohort of 239 ICD ...
Kim Sung Han SH Department of Urology, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi, South - - 2014
Patients can experience urinary retention (UR) after Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) that requires bladder distension during the procedure. The aim of this retrospective study is to identify factors affecting the UR after HoLEP. 336 patients, which underwent HoLEP for a symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia between July 2008 ...
Jacobs Cale A CA Lexington Clinic, Lexington, - - 2014
Between 15% and 20% of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients have been reported to be dissatisfied with the procedure. With 2 to 5 year follow-up of 768/959 (80%) cruciate-retaining TKAs performed by a single surgeon, we evaluated the prevalence of dissatisfied patients and determined which factors were most related ...
Hopley Colin D J CD DePuy International Ltd., Leeds, United - - 2014
A systematic review appraising the clinical performance and safety of the primary SIGMA modular knee system (DePuy-Synthes, Warsaw, Ind.) found 5 registry reports and 53 journal publications reporting survivorship or postoperative increase in Knee Society scores on 241632 primary SIGMA knee arthroplasties. Pooled data from national joint registries and clinical ...
Gulabi Deniz D Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Semsi Denizer Cad. E5. Yanyol Cevizli Kavsagı Kartal, Istanbul, 34890, Turkey, - - 2014
The aim of this prospective study was to compare the results of surgical decompression of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in patients with diabetes mellitus with those with idiopathic CTS. The results of surgical decompression of CTS in 27 patients with diabetes mellitus were compared with 42 patients with idiopathic CTS. ...
Macaire P P Department of Anesthesiology, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Electronic address: - - 2014
During continuous peripheral nerve blocks, infusion adjustments are essential for postoperative analgesia without side effects. Beside, physicians and nurse visits related to pump's settings and monitoring are time consuming and costly. We hypothesized that a remote control of pump's settings, by telemedicine transmission, adjusted to patients' feedbacks, is feasible and ...
Bordignon Stefano S CCB-Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien, Markuskrankenahus, Wilhelm-Epstein Street 4, 60431 Frankfurt/Main, - - 2014
Recently, a novel second-generation (G2) cryoballoon (CB) was introduced. Comparative analysis of lesion formation in terms of myocardial biomarker release [first-generation CB (G1) vs. G2] has not been studied. To compare myocardial biomarker release using the 28 mm G1 vs. G2 CB.METHODS AND RESULTS: In patients (patients) treated with the ...
Andrade Jason G JG 1Montreal Heart Institute and Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montreal & Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, - - 2014
-Early recurrences of atrial fibrillation (ERAF) are common after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). We sought to determine the incidence and prognostic significance of ERAF after cryoballoon ablation. Moreover, the benefit of early reablation for ERAF after cryoballoon ablation is undetermined. -The STOP AF trial randomized 245 patients ...
Poorthuis Michiel H F MH Department of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht,Utrecht, The - - 2014
The occasional need for shortening of the internal carotid artery (ICA) following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) to correct for kinking is still controversial. Although several technical options have been suggested, the impact on perioperative outcome remains unclear, and long-term clinical follow-up is lacking. Shortening by resection has a theoretical risk for ...
Dubois Luc L Division of Vascular Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre and Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Relatively few outcomes have been examined in randomized comparisons of endovascular and open aortic aneurysm repair, and no patient input was obtained in the selection of these outcomes. The aim of this study was to identify patient-derived, potentially novel outcomes that may be used to guide future clinical trials in ...
Eeckhout Eric E Department of Cardiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, - - 2014
Aims: To evaluate the very long-term risk of recurrent thromboembolic events in patients treated by percutaneous PFO closure. Methods and results: Between 1998 and 2008, a total of 232 consecutive patients with PFO and a high suspicion of paradoxical embolism were treated by percutaneous closure. The following major events were ...
Brunner Michael P MP Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine Cleveland - - 2014
It is difficult to predict adverse patient outcomes associated with transvenous lead extraction (TLE) procedures. To examine the safety and efficacy of chronic endovascular pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) lead extraction and risk factors associated with adverse patient outcomes. Consecutive patients undergoing TLE at the Cleveland Clinic between August ...
Hofmann Ulf Krister - - 2014
Advising patients about when they can drive after surgery is common practice after arthroplasty of the knee or hip. In the literature, the preoperative braking performance values of the patients are frequently taken as the "safe" landmark. We hypothesised that osteoarthritis (OA), the most frequent reason for arthroplasty, already compromises ...
Soudry Ethan E Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, - - 2014
An increasing number of adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are becoming candidates for elective endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). We sought to identify perioperative factors in this patient population that were predictive of postoperative admission. Retrospective chart review of CF patients who underwent ESS during the years 2005 through 2012. ...
White S M SM Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, East Sussex, - - 2014
Large observational studies of accurate data can provide similar results to more arduous and expensive randomised controlled trials. In 2012, the National Hip Fracture Database extended its dataset to include 'type of anaesthesia' data fields. We analysed 65 535 patient record sets to determine differences in outcome. Type of anaesthesia was ...
So-Osman Cynthia - - 2014
Patient blood management is introduced as a new concept that involves the combined use of transfusion alternatives. In elective adult total hip- or knee-replacement surgery patients, the authors conducted a large randomized study on the integrated use of erythropoietin, cell saver, and/or postoperative drain reinfusion devices (DRAIN) to evaluate allogeneic ...
Nakamura Takashi T Division of Vascular Surgery, Japan Labor Health and Welfare Organization, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy recommends superficialization of the brachial artery (BA) as an alternative vascular access (VA) technique in patients for whom a conventional internal shunt (arteriovenous fistula [AVF] or arteriovenous graft) cannot be created. Although 2% to 3% of Japanese hemodialysis patients undergo this procedure, it is ...
Ribeiro Maurício S MS Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Ribeirão Preto Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, - - 2014
The kallikrein-kinin system has several direct and indirect effects on cells and cellular mediators involved in the inflammatory process. Studies about inflammation on percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stent (PTA/stent) to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in humans are scarce. The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are calcium dependent zinc-containing endopeptidases expressed in ...
Magnussen Helgo H Pulmonary Research Institute at Lung Clinic Grosshansdorf, Airway Research Center North, Member of the German Center for Lung Research, Grosshansdorf, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Long-acting bronchodilators in combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are recommended to decrease the risk of recurrent exacerbations in patients with Global initiative for chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) stage 3-4 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There is increasing concern about the clinical benefit and long-term safety of ICS use in ...
Minha Sa'ar S Interventional Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of - - 2014
Re-operation after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with increased risk for morbidity and mortality. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative for patients with aortic stenosis, but the outcomes of patients with a history of CABG are unknown. The aim of this study was to explore the ...
Ugur Murat M Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
The study objective was to determine whether the new-generation Trifecta (St Jude Medical Inc, St Paul, Minn) bovine aortic valve bioprosthesis, which is designed for supra-annular positioning, produces early postoperative hemodynamic results comparable to or better than those of the Mitroflow (Sorin Group, Milan, Italy) or Perimount Magna (Edwards Lifesciences Corp, ...
Cooper H John HJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
Air travel and total joint arthroplasty (TJA) are both risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Patients are counseled against flying after surgery, however the basis for this recommendation has not been investigated and may be unfounded. A retrospective cohort of 1465 consecutive TJA patients was divided into a study population ...
Namdari Surena S Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA - - 2014
Failure of structural healing is not infrequent after rotator cuff repair and often is not associated with clinical outcome. The goals of this study are to describe outcomes in a cohort of patients with a failed rotator cuff repair and to evaluate factors associated with clinical outcome. This was a ...
Van Haren Robert M RM Dewitt-Daughtry Family Department of Surgery and Department of Pathology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term coagulation status of patients undergoing malignancy resection. A prospective observational trial was conducted with informed consent in 52 patients (age 66 ± 10 years and 60% male) with thoracoabdominal tumors (pancreas [n = 18, 35%], esophagus [n = 13, 25%], liver [n = 7, ...
Ricci M M Istituto Stomatologico Tirreno, Versilia General Hospital, Lido di Camaiore, Lucca, Italy - - - 2014
Background: The aim of present study was to clinically assess and compare a sonic toothbrush versus a rotating oscillating power toothbrush on plaque removal and gingival health in reducing plaque and bleeding on probing. Methods: Patients were selected according to specific inclusion and exclusion criteria and they were enrolled in ...
Habib George G From the *Rheumatology Clinic, Nazareth Hospital, Nazareth; †Department of Medicine, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Technion Faculty of Medicine, and ‡Orthopedic Department, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa; §Central Lab, Nazareth Hospital, Nazareth; Departments of Departments of ||Medicine and ¶Neurology, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa; and **Orthopedic Department and ††Radiology Department, Nazareth Hospital, Nazareth, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of simultaneous bilateral intra-articular injection (IAI) of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Nonselected patients with symptomatic bilateral knee osteoarthritis had simultaneous IAI of 80 mg MPA at each knee (group 1). Just before ...
Iba Yutaka Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, - - 2014
Recent advances in endovascular aortic repair have changed the treatment of aortic arch aneurysms. The purpose of this study was to compare the early and mid-term outcomes of open repair and hybrid arch repair for aortic arch aneurysms. This study included 143 and 50 patients who underwent open aortic repair ...
Sugiura Junya J Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukuoka Children's Hospital, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, - - 2014
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) remains a significant risk factor affecting the survival of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). We performed this study to investigate differences in the clinical course based on the timing of the development of TR and the effects of tricuspid valve surgery (TVS). One hundred and ...
Jeyabalan Geetha G University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aortic sources of peripheral and visceral embolization remain challenging to treat. The safety of stent graft coverage continues to be debated. This study reports the outcomes of stent coverage of these complex lesions. Hospital records were retrospectively reviewed for patients undergoing aortic stenting between 2006 and 2013 for visceral and ...
Segura-Trepichio M M Departamento de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Alicante, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Dynesys(®) system is a non-fusion pedicular dynamic stabilization system. The aim of our study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes in patients with degenerative disc disease and/or stenosis, and to measure the prevalence of screw loosening and breakage after 4 years of follow up. All patients who underwent surgery ...
Wang Ming-Jun MJ Ming-Jun Wang, Zhong Wu, Bing Peng, Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, - - 2014
To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of consecutive laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) plus splenectomy (LS) in liver cirrhosis patients. From 2003 to 2013, 17 (group 1) patients with liver cirrhosis complicated by hypersplenism and symptomatic gallstones were treated with combined LC and LS, while 58 (group 2) patients with liver ...
Muhammad Magdi Ibrahim Ahmad MI Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, King Fahd Hospital, Al-Madina Al-Munawara, Saudi - - 2014
This study was conducted to compare operative variables and postoperative outcomes in adult patients with myasthenia gravis undergoing thymectomy through 3 different operative techniques: total median sternotomy, partial median sternotomy, and video-assisted thoracoscopy. 30 patients aged 20-65 years were included in this study. They were subdivided into: group A: 8 ...
Cuesta Rubén R Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Digestive Medicine , Elche , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. During colonoscopy, advancing the endoscope can sometimes be difficult due to the appearance of loops or bends in the insertion tube. Therefore, research continues toward improving colonoscope technology. The aim of this study is to compare the use of colonoscopes equipped with "responsive insertion technology" (RIT) versus regular ...
Casanova Ciro - - 2014
Rationale: Little is known about the longitudinal changes associated with using the 2013 update of the multidimensional GOLD strategy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To determine the COPD patient distribution of the new GOLD proposal and evaluate how this classification changes over one year compared with the previous GOLD ...
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