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Kraus Tanja T Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Medical University of Graz, Austria. Electronic address: - - 2014
Significantly displaced juvenile proximal humeral fractures (Neer-Horowitz type 3 and 4) usually require reduction and fixation. The most commonly used fixation methods are Kirschner wire (K-wire) pinning or retrograde elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN). However, results comparing the long-term outcome of both methods are absent in the literature. The aim ...
Kaneko Kazuyoshi K Department of Cardiology, Yamagata Prefectural and Sakata Municipal Hospital Organization, Nihonkai General Hospital, Sakata, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The effect of rosuvastatin was investigated on complicated aortic arch plaque (CAP) morphology and lipid profiles in acute cerebral embolism (CE) patients with normal low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-c) levels. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) studies were performed in 56 consecutive CE patients with LDL-c less than 140 mg/dL who were not taking lipid-lowering agents ...
Ganapathi Asvin M AM Duke Center for Aortic Disease, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, - - 2014
The choice of cerebral perfusion strategy for aortic arch surgery has been debated, and the superiority of antegrade (ACP) or retrograde (RCP) cerebral perfusion has not been shown. We examined the early and late outcomes for ACP versus RCP in proximal (hemi-) arch replacement using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA). ...
Panotopoulos Joannis J Department of Orthopaedics, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090, Vienna, Austria, - - 2014
We report the results of a consecutive series of 12 cases with haemophilic hip arthropathy treated with uncemented total hip arthroplasty (THA). Our hypothesis was that THA results in the haemophilic group would be inferior to those in the nonhaemophilic group. The clinical histories of 12 consecutive THAs in eight ...
He Gang G Department of Orthopaedics, Zengcheng People's Hospital, Zengcheng, 511300, Guangdong, - - 2014
The objective is to determine the relation between severity of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and levels of Collagen type II metabolite (C2C) and trace elements in the urine. The urine sample and knee joint films (anteroposterior and lateral) from the KOA patients and control subjects were collected. The KOA patients were ...
Kiss Alexandra A Institute of Cardiology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary. Electronic address: - - 2014
Clinically silent cerebral ischemia (SCI) detected by diffusion-weighted MRI has been reported in 5-40% of patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Although initial reports suggested a high rate of SCI with phased radiofrequency (RF) ablation on use of the pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC), the incidence was subsequently markedly reduced ...
Liu Q X QX Department of Thoracic Surgery, Xinqiao Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400037, - - 2014
Esophagogastrostomy for oesophageal cancer is the standard surgical treatment. However, traditional techniques have been associated with high frequency of anastomotic complications. The purpose of this study is to clarify the superiority of the oesophageal flap valvuloplasty and wrapping suturing technique in preventing postoperative complications after oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer. A ...
Du Hui H Adult Joint Reconstruction Department, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
Despite the success of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in treating end-stage knee arthritis, 11% to 19% of patients are dissatisfied with the outcome of their surgery. In this study we investigated how satisfied overall patients are with the outcome of posterior stabilized TKA and what particular functional deficits or residual ...
Ribeiro Cristiano Hossri CH Knee Surgery Division, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo (FCMSCSP), São Paulo, Brazil, - - 2014
This study aimed to verify if the navigation system used in high tibial osteotomy (HTO) adds precision to the procedure regarding mechanical axis correction and prevention of tibial slope increases. In this historically controlled study, patients with medial osteoarthrosis and genuvarum underwent HTO between 2004 and 2012; the first 20 ...
Ashraf Ali A Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, - - 2014
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a leading cause of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in younger patients. It is unknown how the hospital costs of THA in patients with DDH compare with patients with degenerative arthritis. We undertook this study to determine (1) the hospital cost and length of ...
Turhan Murat M Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Akdeniz University Hospital, Antalya, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of modified tongue base suspension (mTBS) procedure on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) levels in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). From November 2011 to December 2012, a total of 31 patients with severe OSA who underwent mTBS were ...
Chen Zhengnong Z Department of Otolaryngology, Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Otolaryngology Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, - - 2014
Object The authors evaluated the behavior of residual tumors and facial nerve outcomes after incomplete excision of vestibular schwannomas (VSs). Methods The case records of all patients who underwent surgical treatment of VSs were analyzed. All patients in whom an incomplete excision had been performed were analyzed. Incomplete excision was ...
Bai Rong R Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center, Austin, Texas, USA; Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
It is unclear whether extended pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) plus non-pulmonary vein (non-PV) trigger elimination prevents more arrhythmia recurrence than PVAI alone in patients with mechanical mitral valve (MMV) undergoing AF ablation. This study compared the efficacy and long-term outcome of two ablation strategies-PVAI alone versus extended PVAI plus ...
Asakai Hiroko H Department of Cardiology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Heart Research Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The prognosis for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) has greatly improved over the past years, but there is still a significant risk of interstage mortality. Tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR) is known to be a risk factor for interstage mortality. We hypothesized that a modified Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt with a smaller ...
Holm J J Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anaesthesia, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping University, SE 58185 Linköping, - - 2014
/st>Postoperative heart failure remains the major cause of death after cardiac surgery. As N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a predictor for postoperative heart failure, the aim was to evaluate if preoperative NT-proBNP could provide additional prognostic information to the recently launched EuroSCORE II. /st>A total of 365 patients with ...
Yoshida Kentaro K Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital, Kasama, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although radiofrequency ablation creates myocardial necrosis leading to troponin T (TnT) release into the systemic circulation, the significance of TnT elevation after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is unknown. To demonstrate a possible mechanism of reverse structural remodeling in the left atrium (LA) by evaluating post-procedure TnT elevation. This study included ...
Shinzawa Maki M Departments of Geriatric Medicine and Nephrology, and, ¶Comprehensive Kidney Disease Research, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan;, †Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Toyonaka, Japan;, ‡Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Sakai, Osaka, Japan;, §Department of Internal Medicine, Kansai Rosai Hospital, Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan, ‖Department of Kidney Disease and Hypertension, Osaka General Medical Center, Osaka, - - 2014
Previous studies suggested that intravenous methylprednisolone possibly accelerates remission of proteinuria in adult-onset minimal change disease; its impact on relapse of proteinuria is unknown. This multicenter retrospective cohort study included 125 adult-onset minimal change disease patients diagnosed by kidney biopsy between 2000 and 2009 and treated initially with corticosteroid in ...
Gasparovic Hrvoje H Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, - - 2014
Chronic atrial volume overload and atrial fibrillation (AF) induce structural changes within atrial myocardium. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of adverse cellular remodelling on echocardiographic strain rate (SR) deformation indices of atrial contractile, conduit and reservoir functions. Forty-four consecutive patients with organic mitral regurgitation were ...
Goudie Stuart S Department of Orthopaedics, Golden Jubilee National Hospital , Clydebank, Glasgow , United - - 2014
Abstract The aim of this study was to assess the rate of collateral soft tissue release required in navigated total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to achieve an intra-operative coronal femoral tibial mechanical axis (FTMA) in extension of 0 ± 2°. The primary outcomes assessed were post-operative coronal plane alignment and rate of collateral ...
Oh Baek-Lok BL *MD Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea (all authors); and Seoul Artificial Eye Center, Seoul National University Hospital Clinical Research Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea (all - - 2014
To report factors associated with preoperative squinting, defined as transient eye closure in bright light, and photophobia and the factors affecting improvement of these symptoms postoperatively in intermittent exotropia. In this retrospective study, patients (N = 99) were divided into groups according to the presence (n = 54) or absence ...
Aşık Mehmet M Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Çapa Fatih, 34050, Istanbul, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to present the case report of a 7-year-old patient who was treated with hip arthroscopy for an acetabular osteoid osteoma. A 7-year-old patient was referred to our clinic with hip pain. In the assessment of the patient, an acetabular osteoid osteoma was detected in ...
Cadet Edwin R ER Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, Raleigh, NC, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the subjective and objective outcomes in patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty for treatment of postcapsulorrhaphy arthropathy (CA) and compare them with outcomes in patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty for primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis (OA). Total shoulder arthroplasty was used to treat 25 consecutive ...
Proctor Christopher S CS Alta Orthopedics, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Rotator cuff repair is a procedure with varying outcomes, and there has been subsequent interest in devices that reinforce the repair and enhance structural and functional outcomes. The objective of this study was to determine these outcomes for arthroscopic repair of large and massive rotator cuff tears augmented with a ...
Fritzell Peter P Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Future Academy, Ryhov Hospital, 551 85, Jönköping, Sweden, - - 2014
Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common indication for lumbar spine surgery. The proportion of patients having a second surgery within 2 years varies in the literature between 0.5% and 24%, with recurrent herniation being the most common cause. Several studies have not found any relevant outcome differences between patients undergoing ...
Denney Linda M LM Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, - - 2014
Leg loading and knee angle differences have been reported in total knee replacement individuals during straight gait; however, little is known about the impact on the knee during turning. Rotary motions may be difficult following total knee replacement surgery; therefore, some individuals may develop strategies or utilize pre-surgical strategies in ...
Jeong Han Saem HS Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
Black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) has been known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. However, short-term effects of black raspberry on lipid profiles and vascular endothelial function have not been investigated in patients with metabolic syndrome. Patients with metabolic syndrome (n = 77) were prospectively randomized into a group with black raspberry (n = 39, ...
Paparodis Rodis R University of Wisconsin-Madison, Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin, United States ; - - 2014
Background: Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) has been found to coexist with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) in surgical specimens, but an association between the two conditions has been discounted by the medical literature. Therefore, we performed this study to shed light on any potential relationship of HT on the risk of developing ...
Belagaje Samir R SR Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, - - 2014
To explore the impact of stroke severity and discharge disposition on 90-day outcomes in US patients enrolled in the SENTIS trial. SENTIS is a previously published prospective randomized controlled trial. We analyzed the demographic information, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scores (NIHSS) on day 4, discharge disposition and 90-day modified ...
Akhter Nausheen N Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, - - 2014
The objectives of this study were twofold: to assess the diagnostic utility of three-dimensional (3D) multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) in identifying prolapsing mitral valve (MV) scallops, and (2) to compare two-dimensional (2D) transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and 3DMPR to (2D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) approaches among patients with mitral valve prolapse (MVP). Fifty-five ...
Amanatullah Derek F DF Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester - - 2014
Below knee amputation protects the ipsilateral knee from osteoarthritis and overloads the contralateral knee predisposing it to symptomatic osteoarthritis. We retrospectively reviewed 13 primary total knee arthroplasty (TKAs) in 12 patients with a prior lower extremity amputation. Twelve TKAs were performed on the contralateral side of the amputated limb while ...
Perin Emerson C EC Stem Cell Center, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, - - 2014
Adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) can be isolated from liposuction aspirates and prepared as fresh cells for immediate administration in cell therapy. We performed the first randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial to examine the safety and feasibility of the transendocardial injections of ADRCs in no-option patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Procedural, postoperative, and ...
Silvola Juha J Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Päijät-Häme Central Hospital, Lahti, - - 2014
Studies of balloon Eustachian tuboplasty (BET) have shown encouraging results in small series with short follow-ups. Our pilot study suggested that patients with protracted otitis media with effusion (OME) or atelectasis of the tympanic membrane (TM) could benefit from BET. A prospective study where subjects act as their own controls. ...
Chen Silin S Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangzhou, - - 2014
The present study was to assess the reduction of right ventricular pacing (RVP) by pacemaker algorithms of Managed Ventricular Pacing (MVP) and Search AV+ (SAV+) interval over a period of 12 months.METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 385 patients indicated for a dual-chamber pacemaker (DC-PM) were enrolled in the prospective, ...
Rubino Antonino S AS Cardiac Surgery Unit, A.O.U. Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of aortic valve replacement with the sutureless Perceval S aortic valve bioprosthesis (Sorin Biomedica Cardio Srl, Saluggia, Italy). This is a retrospective analysis of 314 patients (mean age, 77.9 ± 5.0 years, mean European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation ...
Lee Joon Woo JW Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumidong, Bundag-Gu, Seong Nam, Gyeonggi-Do, 463-707, South - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of fluoroscopic cervical paramidline interlaminar epidural steroid injection (ESI) as well as to assess outcome predictors. One hundred forty-three patients (M:F = 89:54, mean age = 53.1 years old) who received cervical paramidline interlaminar ESIs in 2011 were included in this study. Initial improvements at ...
Tarkin Jason J NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, United - - 2014
Aims: We aimed to investigate why many patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) initially present to non-primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) equipped hospitals in a region that offers a 24-hour direct access Heart Attack Centre. Methods and results: A retrospective stratified consecutive case analysis was performed for 180 inter-hospital ...
Akerström Finn F Cardiac Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Unit, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, - - 2014
Post-ablation atrial tachycardia (AT) is a significant complication following radiofrequency (RF) pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Cryoballoon (CB) ablation is an alternative technique for PVI that appears to have a low incidence of AT. No direct comparison between AT risk in RF and CB ablation has been made. To compare the ...
Del Rio P P OU General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgical Sciences, University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy - - - 2014
Thyroiditis is often associated with nodules based on the Bethesda classification system, and the presence of thyroiditis can make thyroid surgery difficult using both conventional techniques and minimally invasive videoassisted approaches(MIVAT) . We analyzed 326 patients who underwent total thyroidectomy in 2012. We collected all data in dedicated database . ...
Sharples Alistair A Surgical registrar, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ. Electronic address: - - 2014
Traditionally multilevel arterial disease has been treated with an inflow procedure only but simultaneous multilevel bypass graft procedures have been attempted. However these procedures are potentially high risk. We report our single centre experience of performing multilevel bypass grafts over the last 15 years. We retrospectively identified patients undergoing simultaneous ...
Koktekir Ender E Assistant Professor, Selcuk University Medical School, Department of Neurosurgery. Electronic address: - - 2014
We retrospectively analyzed a total of 1218 pedicle screws for accuracy, with postoperative computed tomography, in 198 patients who were operated on between March of 2004 and September of 2012. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of screw misplacement in patients who received a transpedicular screw ...
Wang Bin B Hand Surgery Department, The Second Hospital of Tangshan, Tangshan 063000, Hebei, PR China. Electronic address: - - 2014
Ulnar nerve compression is common at the elbow, but less common at the wrist. The purposes of this study were to report a series of nine patients with pure ulnar nerve deep branch compression by a ganglion and to evaluate the outcome following a surgical treatment. A retrospective study was ...
Ramaskandhan Jayasree R JR Orthopaedic Research Unit, Musculoskeletal Services, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Freeman Road, Level 1, Room 22a, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7DN, United Kingdom. E-mail addresses for J.R. Ramaskandhan: - - 2014
There is little literature on patient-reported outcomes following total ankle replacement in patients with osteoarthritis, posttraumatic osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. We compared the differences in demographic data and clinical and patient-reported outcomes among patients with those types of arthritis who underwent total ankle replacement performed with use of the MOBILITY ...
Eskelinen E E Department of Plastic Surgery, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, - - 2014
Complex nontraumatic foot lesions often lead to major lower-limb amputation in diabetic patients. We aimed to evaluate outcome of free flap transfer in such cases. A total of 11 consecutive diabetic patients, hospitalized between 2007 and 2012 at a university central hospital for a free flap transfer, were followed until ...
Gupta Kamal K Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Kansas Medical Center and Hospital, Kansas City, - - 2014
The clinical significance of mildly elevated troponins in patients presenting to the emergency room (ER) with atrial fibrillation (AF) is not well understood. We hypothesized that mildly elevated troponin in these patients is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. In a multi-center, retrospective study, 662 patients with AF were divided into ...
Navas-López V M VM Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit, Hospital Materno Infantil, Málaga, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) has been shown to be more effective than corticosteroids in achieving mucosal healing without having their side effects. To determine the efficacy of EEN in terms of inducing clinical remission in newly diagnosed CD children and to study the efficacy of this therapeutic approach in improving ...
Gassner Marika M Henry Ford Health System, Clinton Township, Michigan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study was to assess differences in hemodynamic stability for patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under general anesthesia (GA) as compared to cervical block anesthesia (CBA). An IRB approved, retrospective review of 651 patients from 1998- 2012 undergoing CEA. 254 patients underwent CEA under cervical block anesthesia ...
Changolkar Arun A Arun Changolkar, Ph.D., M.B.A., is President and Chief Executive Officer, SOAL Pharmatech Solutions, Inc., Philadelphia, PA; at the time of this study he was Manager, U.S. Health Outcomes, GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia. Laura Menditto, M.B.A., M.P.H., is Owner, Laura A. Menditto LLC, Newtown, PA; at the time of this study she was Director, Cardiovascular, Metabolic, and Oncology U.S. Health Outcomes, GlaxoSmithKline. Manan Shah, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is Director, Health Services and Outcomes Research, U.S. Medical, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Tampa, FL; at the time of this study he was Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Xcenda, AmerisourceBergen Consulting Services, Palm Harbor, FL. Katarzyna Puto, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCOP, BCPS, s Associate Director, Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Xcenda; at the time of this study she was Assistant Director, Medical Communications, Xcenda. Eileen Farrelly, M.P.H., is Associate Director, - - 2014
The clinical and economic outcomes associated with using injectable anticoagulants for thromboprophylaxis after cancer-related surgery are evaluated. This retrospective cohort analysis was conducted from an institutional perspective using hospital administrative data and examined patients age 18 years or older who received unfractionated heparin (UFH), enoxaparin, dalteparin, or fondaparinux after undergoing ...
Sarwahi Vishal V *The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery †Division of Vascular Surgery ‡Department of Epidemiology & Population Health §Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, - - 2014
A retrospective study. To determine the incidence of pedicle screws close to vital structures and to identify patient or curve characteristics that increase the risk of screw misplacement. Most pedicle screw misplacements are asymptomatic, thus they are frequently undetected. This study identifies the rate of screw placement in proximity to ...
Jackson Timothy J TJ American Hip Institute, Chicago, Illinois, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical, radiographic, histologic, and intraoperative findings of an amorphous calcification involving the acetabular labrum. From October 2008 to April 2013, all patients who underwent arthroscopic hip surgery for symptomatic intra-articular hip disorders and were found to have the characteristic calcific deposit ...
Peker Yasin Y *Ataturk Research and Educational Hospital, İzmir Katip Celebi University †Medical Faculty, Medical Park Hospital, İzmir University, İzmir ‡Bozkir State Hospital, Konya §Rize State Hospital, Rize, - - 2014
The incidence of cholelithiasis increases with age. More octogenarian (≥80 y) patients are undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) operation throughout the world. A retrospective study was conducted on patients older than 80 years (group 1: 111 patients) and those in the 18 to 79 years age group (group 2: 185 patients), ...
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