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Bürger Heinz K HK Privat Hospital Maria Hilf, Klagenfurt, Austria; Trauma Department, Unfallkrankenhaus, Austria; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Salzburg, Austria; Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, - - 2014
To describe the operative technique and report the results of 16 consecutive cases of arthroplasty for advanced Kienböck disease using a vascularized osteochondral graft from the medial femoral trochlea (MFT) with a minimum 12-month follow-up. Chart reviews of 16 cases of osteochondral MFT flap transfers for lunate reconstruction were performed ...
Werner Brian C BC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, - - 2014
To determine the incidence of postoperative stiffness after open and arthroscopic biceps tenodesis, compare the incidence between each method, and determine relevant risk factors for its occurrence. A consecutive series of patients who underwent biceps tenodesis during a 3-year period were retrospectively reviewed. We evaluated 249 patients, which included 143 ...
Vedantam Aditya A 1Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX USA 2Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective studyObjective. To study the change in morphology of T2-weighted (T2W) increased signal intensity (ISI) and its association with functional outcome after central corpectomy for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and ossified posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL).Summary of Background Data. There are limited data on change in T2W ISI morphology ...
Sperlongano Pasquale P Dipartimento della Donna, del Bambino e di Chirurgia generale e specialistica, Naples, Italy- Second University of Naples - Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
180 total thyroidectomy case studies performed by the same operator in the years 2006 to 2010, all done with sutureless technique (Ligasure precise ®). The monitoring of patients involved a dose of serum calcium on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and seventh post-operative, before the ambulatory monitoring of the patient.Treatment of ...
Chen Lin - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhymia, and it results in increased risk of thromboembolism and decreased cardiac function. In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, concomitant radiofrequency ablation to treat AF is effective in restoring sinus rhythm (SR). This study is an observational cohort study aimed to investigate the safety and ...
Govers Annerike C AC Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, PO Box 22660, Amsterdam 1100 DD, The - - 2014
there is a growing demand for cardiothoracic surgery in patients' aged ≥65 years. to explore which variables were independently associated with functional decline 12 months after cardiothoracic surgery followed by intensive care admission. prospective cohort study. cardiothoracic unit of a university teaching hospital. a total of 356 elderly patients undergoing ...
Lin Min M The Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children's Hospital of WenZhou Medical University, Zhejiang, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the use of a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) for treating endometrial hyperplasia in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Methods: LNG-IUSs were inserted in 60 PCOS patients with simple (40 cases), irregular (12 cases), or complex (8 cases) endometrial hyperplasia. Follow-ups were performed at 3, 6, 12, ...
Tang Yuan-Zhang YZ Pain Management, Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing, PR - - 2014
Aims: To investigate the long-term outcomes of repeated percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT) for recurrent trigeminal neuralgia (TN) patients. Methods: Between 2002 and 2012, 33 patients with recurrent TN following an initial PRT procedure were retrospectively studied and underwent 43 repeated PRT procedures. Results: The mean length of follow-up after repeated ...
Rocco Gaetano G Division of Thoracic Surgery, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Fondazione Pascale, IRCCS, Naples, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
New materials (NM) such as titanium plates, cryopreserved grafts, and acellular collagen matrices are being increasingly used for chest wall reconstruction as a result of improved incorporation while maintaining structural stability and reduced need for removal from infected areas. Direct comparisons between NM and conventional materials (CM) in terms of ...
Luo Qing-Quan - - 2014
VATS has been extensively considered as a standard method of pulmonary diagnosis and treatment of benign lung diseases. This study aimed to investigate the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy compared with conventional lobectomy via open thoracotomy in patients with clinical early stage lung cancer. A ...
Merlet Audrey A From the 1 Department of Infectious and Tropical - - 2014
Background: Calcaneal osteomyelitis is difficult to manage and requires a multidisciplinary approach. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of calcaneal osteomyelitis, and to determine prognostic factors. Methods: This was an observational and retrospective study including all patients presenting with calcaneal osteomyelitis referred to a ...
Pruksakorn Dumnoensun D Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, - - 2014
PURPOSE  : To present a rapid-prototype (RP) endoprosthesis replacement after tumor resection in patients with bone metastasis of the upper extremity. The short-term complications and functional outcomes were evaluated as well as the survival of patients and endoprosthesis. METHODS  : Bone metastasis patients who required bone resection and endoprosthesis replacement ...
Ayhan Hüseyin H Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology. - - 2014
Aortic stenosis (AS) increases with age. According to guidelines, left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) is an indication for aortic valve replacement, even in asymptomatic patients. There is no clear data on the application of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), which is a method showing continuous improvement in recent years, in ...
Patel Divyang - - 2014
Explanting infected cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) and extracting their associated leads can be performed percutaneously (EP) or via open-thoracotomy (OR) approach. In this study, we examined the characteristics and outcomes of infected CIED patients undergoing EP versus OR extraction procedures. All patients (EP n=329 and OR n=24) who received ...
Biernawska Jowita J Clinic of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, - - 2014
The occurrence of cardiovascular diseases in the group of patients undergoing vascular surgery because of abdominal aorta aneurysm is very high. Endovascular procedures are regarded as hemodynamically safer for the patients. The aim of this study was to compare the changes in electrophysiological, hemodynamic, and metabolic parameters depending on the ...
Alonso Nivaldo N Craniofacial Surgery Unit, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP)-2 has been used in some craniofacial centers worldwide. However, its influence on nasal morphology is unknown. Thus, the objective of this investigation was to assess the effect of maxillary alveolar reconstruction on nasal position and symmetry in unilateral complete cleft lip patients who underwent ...
Scaglione Marco M Cardiology Division, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Corso Dante 202, Asti 14100, Italy - - 2014
Atrial tachycardias are common after repair of atrial septal defect (ASD). Although ablation has shown promising results in the short and mid-term follow-up, little data regarding the very long-term success exist. Our aim was to assess very long-term follow-up in patients who have undergone electroanatomic-guided radiofrequency (RF) ablation of late-onset ...
Baser Kazim K Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, - - 2014
Frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) can be eliminated with an ablation procedure. Ablation success rates have been reported to be in the 80% range. Reasons for failure of ablation have not been described in detail. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the paucity of PVCs at the ...
Shaeer Osama O Department of Andrology, Kasr El Aini Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, - - 2014
Complications of penile prosthesis implantation (PPI) are rare, nevertheless can be grave. In cases with veno-occlusive dysfunction (VOD), alternative surgical techniques such as dorsal vein ligation (DVL) are controversial. Some patients may opt for trial at DVL to avoid the possible complications of PPI. However, this may be associated with ...
McCready J J Cardiology Department, The Heart Hospital, University College Hospital and Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, UCL, 16-18 Westmoreland Street, London W1G 8PH, - - 2014
The current challenge in atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment is to develop effective, efficient, and safe ablation strategies. This randomized controlled trial assesses the medium-term efficacy of duty-cycled radiofrequency ablation via the circular pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) vs. conventional electro-anatomically guided wide-area circumferential ablation (WACA). One hundred and eighty-eight patients ...
Kılıç Caner C Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ankara Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Mehmet Akif Ersoy District 13. St. No: 56, Yenimahalle, 06200, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
The present study aimed to demonstrate how the nasal mucociliary transport times are affected in the patients receiving radiotherapy for head-neck tumor in two different anatomic localizations. The study included 44 patients receiving radiotherapy under the diagnoses of the nasopharyngeal and laryngeal cancer. The mucociliary transport times of both groups ...
Gursu Sarper S Baltalimani Bone and Joint Diseases Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
The incidence of tuberculosis has been increasing, especially in the past 2 decades. Skeletal tuberculosis is very rare compared with the frequency of the pulmonary form. In the present study, we have shared our long-term experience with foot and ankle tuberculosis, providing information about the different aspects of the disease. A ...
Li Teng-Yu TY Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
Object The aim of this study was to investigate the surgical strategies and outcomes for spinal ependymomas of different lengths. Methods The authors used data from 210 patients with spinal ependymomas (WHO Grades II and III) in this 10-year retrospective study (January 1999 to December 2008), dividing them into 3 ...
Constant Anne-Laure - - 2014
Few outcome data are available about intraoperative cardiac arrest (IOCA). The authors studied 90-day functional outcomes and their determinants in patients admitted to the intensive care unit after IOCA. Patients admitted to 11 intensive care units in a period of 2000-2013 were studied retrospectively. The main outcome measure was a ...
Kim Hyun Ji HJ *Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, and †Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Inje University College of Medicine, Go-yang, Republic of - - 2014
For tympanoplasty, the most common grafting materials are the temporalis fascia or perichondrium; however, both require incision of the canal skin, which carries a risk of morbidity and the need for postoperative care. Inlay butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty, by which the perforation edges are refreshed and a cartilage is inserted through ...
Ludwin A A Department of Gynecology and Oncology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow 31-501, Poland Centermed - Private Hospital and Clinic, Krakow 31-530, Poland Ludwin & Ludwin Gynecology - Private Medical Centre, Krakow 31-511, Poland - - 2014
Can morphologic measurements (width, length and surface area) of the uterine septum predict healing-dependent abnormal anatomic results [ARs; residual septum (RS) and intrauterine adhesions in other locations (IUA-OLs)] after complete hysteroscopic metroplasty (HM)? Significant predictors of ARs are the septal width and, to a lesser extent, septal surface area. Anatomic ...
Bassi M M Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, AUSL Bologna, Bologna, - - 2014
In patients with malignant esophageal strictures within 6 cm from the upper esophageal sphincter, self-expanding metal stents placement represents a challenge because there is an increased risk of complications. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of large-diameter WallFlex(®) fully covered self-expanding metal stents for palliation ...
Rahmi Gabriel G Department of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, Georges Pompidou European Hospital, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, - - 2014
Background and study aims: Few data are available concerning the long-term outcome of patients treated endoscopically for bleeding small-bowel vascular lesions (SBVL). The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of rebleeding after endoscopic therapy for SBVLs detected by video capsule enteroscopy (VCE). The secondary aim was to ...
James Andrew C AC Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Venothrombolic events (VTEs) following radical cystectomy (RC) are a significant contributor to postoperative morbidity. A better understanding of the incidence and timing of VTE would clarify chemoprophylaxis strategies among RC patients. We sought to characterize the burden of VTE after RC by defining their timing and effect utilizing the MarketScan ...
Wang Xin-Hua XH Department of Cardiology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, - - 2014
The most effective approach for long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LPAF) ablation remained undetermined. Our goal was to explore the heterogeneous left atrial substrate in patients with LPAF and to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel individualized substrate modification (ISM) approach in LPAF ablation. One hundred and twenty-four patients with LPAF ...
Anania Giulia G Giulia Anania, Elia Gigante, Matteo Piciucchi, Flavia Baccini, Giulio Antonelli, Paola Begini, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Massimo Marignani, Department of Digestive and Liver Disease, School of Medicine and Psychology University "Sapienza", 00189 Rome, - - 2014
To analyze the safety and the adequacy of a sample of liver biopsies (LB) obtained by gastroenterologist (G) and interventional radiologist (IR) teams. Medical records of consecutive patients evaluated at our GI unit from 01/01/2004 to 31/12/2010 for whom LB was considered necessary to diagnose and/or stage liver disease, both ...
Courtney P Maxwell PM University of Pennsylvania, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Controversy surrounds the safety of bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and whether staging the procedures one week apart represents a safer option. A consecutive series of 234 patients underwent either a simultaneous (103 patients) or staged bilateral TKA (131 patients) from 2007 to 2012 and were compared to a matched ...
Inneh Ifeoma A IA NYU Langone Medical Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New - - 2014
We aimed to identify significant demographic, preoperative comorbidity and surgical predictors for major complications for use in the development of a risk prediction tool for a well-defined population as Total Joint Arthroplasty (TJA) patients. Data on 5314 consecutive patients who underwent primary total hip or knee arthroplasty from October 1, ...
Deleu Paul-André PA Foot & Ankle Institute, Clinique du Parc Léopold, Bruxelles, Belgium Institut D'Enseignement Supérieur Parnasse Deux-Alice, Division of Podiatry, Bruxelles, Belgium - - 2014
The literature on salvage procedures for failed total ankle replacement (TAR) is sparse. We report a series of 17 patients who had a failed TAR converted to a tibiotalar or a tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. Between 2003 and 2012, a total of 17 patients with a failed TAR underwent an arthrodesis. All ...
Kohn Jocelyne C JC Jules Stein Eye Institute, Division of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, California, - - 2014
The goal of this study is to determine the functional and dynamic effects of hyaluronic acid (HA) gel injection into the levator plane for improving upper eyelid retraction in patients with thyroid eye disease (TED). This is a prospective, non-randomized study of consecutive patients with symptomatic unilateral upper eyelid retraction ...
Erickson Bradley A BA Department of Urology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate multi-institutional outcomes of bulbar urethroplasty utilizing a standardized cystoscopic follow-up protocol. Eight reconstructive surgeons prospectively enrolled urethral stricture patients in a multi-institutional study and performed postoperative cystoscopy at 3 and 12 months. Anatomic failure was defined as the inability to pass a flexible cystoscope without force. Functional failure was ...
Kingsbury Trevor T Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 92134, USA, - - 2014
Two surgical techniques for performing a transtibial amputation include a traditional approach and a bone bridge approach. To date, there is no conclusive evidence of superiority of either technique in terms of temporal-spatial, kinetic, and mechanical work parameters. We sought to compare instrumented three-dimensional gait parameters and mechanical work measurements ...
Lee Dae Seung DS Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To classify patients with intermittent exotropia (IXT) according to the level of near stereopsis, evaluate postoperative stereoacuity and assess the surgical outcomes among groups. The records of 137 patients with IXT were reviewed. Patients were divided into three groups based on the degree of stereopsis: good (40-60 arcsec), moderate (80-200 arcsec) and ...
Park Myung-Sik MS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Jeonju, Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess complications related to arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and how these complications have changed as we have gained more experience with this procedure. The authors reviewed 200 hips (197 patients). The average patient age was 44.64 years and the mean follow-up time was ...
Kaza Aditya K AK Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, - - 2014
Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) after heart transplantation (HT) is an important predictor of postoperative outcomes. We hypothesize that PVR and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) will exhibit favourable pulmonary vascular remodelling in patients with failing cavopulmonary connection (CPC) after HT. Retrospective analysis of patients with superior CPC (SCPC) and total ...
Chung Su Ryeun SR Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Treatment of long-segment congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) remains challenging. Recently, slide tracheoplasty has become the standard approach in many centres. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of slide tracheoplasty. Between 2004 and 2011, 18 patients underwent slide tracheoplasty in our centre. The median patient age ...
Miller Emily J EJ Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Motion Analysis Laboratory, 200 First Street SW, Charlton North L-110, Rochester, Minnesota, - - 2014
For total knee arthroplasty (TKA), neutral mechanical alignment produces balanced static knee loading. Dynamically, knee loading is affected by more than limb static alignment. We compared static and dynamic knee loading following TKA. Fifteen TKA patients were evaluated pre-operatively and 2 months and 2 years post-operatively. Tibiofemoral angles and medial ...
Jennings William C WC Department of Surgery, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Okla. Electronic address: - - 2014
Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are recommended for hemodialysis access when possible. A noncannulatable but otherwise well functioning AVF leads to prolonged catheter dependency and frustration for the patient and the renal health care provider team. Difficult cannulation patients include obese individuals in whom cannulation sites are too deep, and others with ...
Santiago-Dieppa David D Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 7-113, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA; Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, - - 2014
Non-instrumented lumbar fusion is an accepted technique for the treatment of various spinal degenerative pathologies. The purpose of this study is to report long-term outcomes of patients undergoing in situ fusion. A retrospective review was performed at a single institution over a 20year period. The main outcome variables were symptom ...
Wittayapairoj Kriangkrai - - 2014
Failure of pedicle screw fixation is often seen in patients with severe osteoporosis. We developed new lumbar spinal instrumentation (Tadpole system) for elderly patients who have osteoporotic bone and poor general health status. The objective of this study was to document the long-term clinical outcomes after Tadpole system fixation, the ...
Bębenek Marek M 1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Regional Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wroclaw, - - 2014
Abdominosacral resection (ASR) usually required blood transfusions, which are virtually no longer in use in the modified abdominosacral amputation of the rectum (ASAR). The aim of this study was to compare the intra-operative bleeding in low-rectal patients subjected to ASR or ASAR. The study included low-rectal cancer patients subjected to ...
Glynn Aaron A The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Evidence for optimal management of the patellofemoral joint in revision surgery for the infected TKA is limited. We reviewed 69 infected TKAs undergoing two-stage revision. Fifty four patellae were resurfaced, 11 had patelloplasty performed, two were augmented with trabecular metal, one had impaction grafting, and one knee underwent patellectomy. Average ...
Vickers Andrew J AJ Health Outcomes Research Group, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Electronic address: - - 2014
To develop prediction models to help counsel post-radical prostatectomy patients about functional recovery. The study included 2162 patients undergoing radical prostatectomy at a major cancer center, who reported urinary and erectile function at 1 year or at 2 years and at least 1 prior follow-up at 3, 6, 9, or 12 months. We ...
Chen Chun-Ku CK Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, - - 2014
In this study, we assessed the association between the tortuosity of the thoracic aorta as measured by the reporting standards for thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), described by the Society for Vascular Surgery, and midterm outcomes after TEVAR for atherosclerotic aneurysms. We analyzed 77 consecutive patients who underwent TEVAR for ...
Ou Yen-Chuan YC Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, China, - - 2014
To analyze the learning curve for cancer control from an initial 250 cases (Group I) and subsequent 250 cases (Group II) of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) performed by a single surgeon. Five hundred consecutive patients with clinically localized prostate cancer received RALP and were evaluated. Surgical parameters and perioperative ...
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