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Li Z Z Department of Neurosurgery, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai, China - - - 2014
Resection of insula-basal ganglia (IBG) gliomas is challenging because of their deep location and vicinity to critical structures, whereas diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) can noninvasively delineate the tracks of white matter fibers. This study aims to evaluate the role of cortico-spinal tract (CST) positions in prediction of the prognosis of ...
Batistaki Chrysanthi C Chrysanthi Batistaki, George Michalopoulos, Paraskevi Matsota, Konstantinos Kalimeris, Maria Riga, Maria Nakou, Georgia Kostopanagiotou, 2 Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, "Attikon" University Hospital, 12462 Athens, - - 2014
To investigate CYP2E1 IgG4 autoantibody levels and liver biochemical markers in adult patients after anesthesia with desflurane. Forty patients who were > 18 years old and undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia with desflurane were studied. Alpha-glutathione-S-transferase (αGST) and IgG4 antibodies against CYP2E1 were measured preoperatively and 96 h postoperatively, ...
Ross James R JR Broward Orthopedic Specialists, Fort Lauderdale, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to define the clinical and disease characteristics in patients who fail hip arthroscopy and require periacetabular osteotomy. Thirty patients (30 hips) who underwent a PAO, following a failed hip arthroscopy were identified from a multicenter database. Eighty-seven percent were female and the average age ...
Yamaguchi Daisuke D Department of Internal Medicine and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Saga Medical School, Saga 849-8501, - - 2014
This study aimed to clarify the features of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding in Japanese patients taking antithrombotic agents and clarify the management situation of upper gastrointestinal bleeding with antithrombotic agents. We retrospectively investigated the medical records of 560 patients who underwent emergency endoscopy for upper gastrointestinal bleeding from 2002 to ...
Rashedi Nina N Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2014
The outcomes of patients with mixed aortic valve disease (MAVD; concurrent aortic stenosis [AS] and aortic regurgitation [AR]) and its optimum management are undefined. The aim of this study was to evaluate the natural history of MAVD. Between 2000 and 2005, 524 asymptomatic adults (mean age, 66 ± 14 years; ...
Taunton Michael J MJ Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - - 2014
This study sought to prospectively examine the clinical and radiographic differences between direct anterior (DA-THA) and mini-posterior approach total hip arthroplasty (MPA-THA). Fifty-four patients were prospectively randomized to either MPA or DA-THA. Patient recorded diaries were collected. Radiographs were reviewed. SF-36, WOMAC and HHS scores were tabulated. Time to ambulation ...
Taha A M AM Department of Anaesthesia, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Department of Anaesthesia, Abu Dhabi Knee and Sports Medicine Centre, Abu-Dhabi, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to estimate the minimal effective anaesthetic concentrations of ropivacaine required to block the femoral nerve in 90% of patients. Forty-five patients who had knee surgery received ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block using 15 ml ropivacaine. The ropivacaine concentration given to a patient relied on the efficacy ...
Ullery Brant W BW Division of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, - - 2014
Shuttering occurs when a scallop or fenestration does not align perfectly with the target vessel ostium and is potentially minimized by stenting. The current United States Food and Drug Administration-approved fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (f-EVAR) device is most commonly configured with an unstented superior mesenteric artery (SMA) scallop, thereby subjecting ...
Pritchard Charles H - - 2014
As recommended in the current prescribing information, rituximab infusions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) take 4.25 hours for the first infusion and 3.25 hours for subsequent infusions, which is a burden on patients and the health care system. We therefore evaluated the safety of infusing rituximab at a faster ...
Mehta Gautam U GU Surgical Neurology Branch, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; - - 2014
Object Primary empty sella syndrome (ESS) results from herniation of arachnoid mater into the pituitary fossa. It has been suggested to have a negative effect on pituitary surgery; however, outcomes in this cohort have not been defined. This study was performed to determine the effect of ESS on immediate and ...
Branford Susan S Department of Genetics and Molecular Pathology, Centre for Cancer Biology, SA Pathology, Adelaide, SA, Australia; - - 2014
In CML patients, a BCR-ABL1 value >10% at 3 months of therapy is statistically associated with poorer outcome, yet many of these patients still achieve satisfactory outcomes. We investigated 528 first-line imatinib-treated patients to determine whether patients with the poorest outcome can be better discriminated at 3 months. All outcomes ...
Han Guang G Department of Anesthesiology, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, - - 2014
Objective: To compare the hemodynamics after combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA) between decubitus and sitting positions in aged patients undergoing total hip replacement. Methods: A total of 80 aged patients who underwent CSEA for elective total hip replacement were randomly divided into a decubitus position group (group D) and a sitting ...
Hallikeri Kaveri K Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sri Dharamasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, - - 2014
Many individuals have various tobacco-related habits, yet only some develop clinical manifestation of lesions. This raises the question of whether there any inherent or host risk factors involved in the pathogenesis which need to be further investigated. The aim of the present study was to analyze the ABO antigen, secretor ...
Burgess Lindsey D LD Department of Pharmacy, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North - - 2014
To determine whether the addition of piperacillin-tazobactam leads to an increased incidence of nephrotoxicity in patients receiving vancomycin and to explore potential confounding factors that may increase the risk of vancomycin-induced nephrotoxicity. Single-center, retrospective cohort study. Large, academic, tertiary-care hospital. One hundred ninety-one adults hospitalized between July 1, 2009, and ...
Kim Sung-Jae SJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopy and Joint Research Institute, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the functional outcomes of arthroscopic Bankart repair for recurrent shoulder instability in the setting of moderate glenoid bone defect ranging from 20% to 30% in patients with moderate to low functional demand. This study included 36 patients with unilateral recurrent instability and ...
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 ...
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