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Guillen Astete Carlos C Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España; Consulta de Urgencias Reumatológicas y Musculoesqueléticas, Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España; Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine the rate of bleeding complications in patient's anticoagulated with acenocoumarol according to the international normalized ratio (INR) coagulation index. A cross-sectional study was performed with 901 charts of patients who underwent arthrocentesis or joint infiltration between 2009 and 2013; the charts were ...
Streit Marcus R MR Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma - - 2014
Background and purpose - Uncemented acetabular components in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) are commonly used today, but few studies have evaluated their survival into the second decade in young and active patients. We report on a minimum 10-year follow-up of an uncemented press-fit acetabular component that is still in ...
Braga Marco M Department of Surgery, San Raffaele Hospital, Vita-Salute University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy, - - 2014
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS(®)) pathways have reduced morbidity and length of hospital stay (LOS) in orthopedics, bariatric, and colorectal surgery. New perioperative care protocols have been tested in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), with controversial results on morbidity. Incomplete data about ERAS items compliance have been reported. The aim of ...
Issa Kimona K Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, - - 2014
Currently, the readmission rates for patients treated with cruciate-retaining (CR) prostheses have not been widely evaluated. The purpose of this study was to report on readmission rates after CR total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) and to evaluate the potential contributing factors for these events. We reviewed a prospectively collected database of ...
Dimitrakakis Georgios G Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park Campus, Cardiff, UK - - 2014
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was in osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) patients with valve disease undergoing valve replacement which type of valve (bioprosthetic or mechanical) is most appropriate in terms of safety, complications and survival. Altogether more than 77 ...
Al-Hadithy Nawfal N Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is an accepted treatment for patients with pseudoparalysis due to cuff tear arthropathy. There have been limited studies with midterm clinical and radiologic results. We present our results for a single surgeon from a district general hospital. Forty-one consecutive Delta III RSAs were performed by an ...
Bhatia Nidhi N Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, PostGraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh 160012, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the effectiveness of subcostal TAP block and to compare its efficacy with that of posterior TAP block in decreasing postoperative pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy during general anesthesia. Prospective, randomized, double-blind study. Academic medical center. 60 adult, ASA physical status 1 and 2 patients of both genders, ...
Hishikawa Tomohito T Department of Neurological Surgery, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan, - - 2014
The object of this study was to compare the long-term outcomes in adult patients with moyamoya disease (MMD) with posterior circulation involvement (PCi) treated through surgical revascularization with those in adult patients without PCi. The records of 32 consecutive adult patients with ischemic-type MMD who were treated with revascularization were ...
Abdelkafy Ashraf A Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma Department, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Circular Road, Ismailia, 41522, Egypt, - - 2014
The purpose was to evaluate the clinical results of arthroscopic meniscal repair of long vertical longitudinal tears using combined cruciate and horizontal suture techniques. Single surgeon retrospective case series study. A total of 38 patients having long vertical longitudinal tears were operated using combined cruciate and horizontal suture techniques. Two ...
Hie Miguel M Service de Medecine Interne, CHU La Pitie-Salpetriere, AP-HP, Paris, - - 2014
In acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), the persistence of severe ADAMTS13 deficiency (<10%) during remission is associated with more relapse. Preemptive (i.e., after remission) administration of rituximab in these patients to prevent relapses remains controversial. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 12-year follow-up data to compare the relapse incidence after ...
Adelmann D D Department of Anesthesiology, General Intensive Care and Pain Control, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, - - 2014
Postoperative haemorrhage in neurosurgery is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There is controversy whether or not factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency leads to bleeding complications after craniotomy. Decreased fibrinogen levels have been associated with an increased incidence of bleeding complications in cardiac and orthopaedic surgery. The aim of this study ...
Brinkrolf Peter P Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Münster, Munster, - - 2014
This review presents current data on the systemic administration of lidocaine. The focus is on studies in the perioperative setting. In addition, there is a brief look at experimental data on the effect of lidocaine at the molecular level. Several recent randomized prospective studies have reported lower postoperative pain values ...
Jauregui-Amezaga Aranzazu A *Department of Gastroenterology, Institut de Malalties Digestives i Metabòliques, Hospital Clínic, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; and †Department of Pathology, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of advanced endoscopy for prediction of relapse in ulcerative colitis, in comparison with serum and fecal biomarkers. Patients with ulcerative colitis with sustained clinical remission defined as absence of blood in stool for a minimum of 3 months and Mayo ...
Chung Yoo-Ri YR Department of Ophthalmology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Korea - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To analyze chronological changes in ocular manifestations of Behçet's disease (BD) in Korean patients. Methods: Ocular findings were retrospectively analyzed from medical records of patients diagnosed with BD between 1994 and 2010 and divided into two groups according to the date of their first visit to our ophthalmology ...
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 ...
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