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Uhm Jae Sun JS Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Although current guidelines recommend continuing the same antithrombotic strategy regardless of rhythm control after radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF), anticoagulation has a risk of major bleeding. We evaluated the safety of switching warfarin to aspirin in patients with successful AF ablation. Among 721 patients who underwent RFCA ...
Gafoor Sameer S Cardiovascular Center Frankfurt, Frankfurt, - - 2014
To report procedural outcome of sequential occlusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA) and an interatrial septal communication and discuss possible indications. There are some patients who may have indications for both closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) or atrial septal defect (ASD), as well as closure of the LAA. ...
Summers Stephen J SJ Department of Surgery, The Center for Reconstructive Urology and Men's Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, the Primary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Department of Urology, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Electronic address: - - 2014
To identify the urologic needs of adult patients with spina bifida (SB) at the time of their transition from pediatric to adult care. We hypothesized that delays in transition to adult care would be associated with higher rates of active problems. We retrospectively reviewed patients seen at adult dedicated SB ...
Smith Timothy R TR Department of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL, - - 2014
Patients with high-grade glioma are at elevated risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The relationship between VTE and survival in glioma patients remains unclear, as does the optimal protocol for chemoprophylaxis. The purpose of this study was to assessthe incidence of and risk factors associated with VTE in patients with high-grade ...
Rajavi Zhale - - 2014
The angle of postoperative deviation changes over time in patients undergoing surgery for intermittent exotropia. The aim of the current study was to assess the relationship between the motor alignment at 1 week and 6 months after exotropia surgery. The records of 81 patients who underwent surgery for intermittent exotropia ...
Chen Derrick J DJ Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2014
To evaluate if cumulative cancer length on prostate needle biopsy (Bx) divided by the number of biopsy cores (CCL/core) could improve prediction of insignificant cancer (IC) on radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with prostate cancer (PCA) eligible for active surveillance (AS). Patients diagnosed with PCA on extended (≥10 cores) Bx ...
Orwat Stefan S Division of Adult Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, - - 2014
Aortic regurgitation (AR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with a poor clinical outcome and its assessment therefore crucial. Quantification of AR by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), however, remains challenging in this setting. The present study used quantitative flow measurement by cardiac MRI (CMR) with calculation of regurgitant fraction ...
Liao Limin L Department of Urology, China Rehabilitation Research Center, 10 Jiaomen Beilu, Fentai District, Beijing, 100068, China, - - 2014
To evaluate the midterm outcomes of protection for upper urinary tract (UUT) function by augmentation enterocystoplasty (AE) using a grading system for upper urinary tract dilation (UUTD) and a descriptive system for all urinary tract dysfunction (AUTD) in patients with neurogenic bladder. We retrospectively reviewed 120 cases of AE from ...
Kjelstrup Trygve T From the Department of Anaesthesiology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital (TK), The Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet (TK, PKH, FC), Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Oslo University Hospital (HJS), Department of Orthopaedics, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo (MR), Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital of North Norway and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø (ØK) and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (HJS, - - 2014
Axillary plexus blocks are usually guided by ultrasound, but alternative methods may be used when ultrasound equipment is lacking. For a nonultrasound-guided axillary block, the need for three injections has been questioned. Could differences in block success between single, double and triple deposits methods be explained by differences in local ...
Pappone Carlo C Maria Cecilia Hospital, GVM Care & Research, Cotignola, Italy - - 2014
-The management of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) is based on the distinction between "asymptomatic" and "symptomatic" presentations but evidence is limited in the asymptomatic population. -WPW registry was an 8-year prospective study of either symptomatic or asymptomatic WPW patients referred to our Arrhythmology Department for evaluation and/or ablation. Inclusion criteria were a ...
Haas S S Department of Surgery, Randers Regional Hospital, Skovlyvej 1, 8900, Randers, Denmark, - - 2014
Introducing colonoscopy as part of colorectal cancer screening on a national level, we aimed at evaluating the efficacy of the two most common bowel cleansing agents, Moviprep(®) and Phosphoral(®). Secondly, we evaluated the benefit for the patient and society in terms of sick leave and discomfort. In a single-blinded randomized ...
Kelbæk Henning H Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, - - 2014
Aims: We conducted a pooled post hoc analysis (RESOLUTE All Comers and RESOLUTE International) of patients who had the Resolute® zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES) implanted in revascularised total occlusions (TO) compared with patients treated with R-ZES for non-occluded lesions. Methods and results: Patients were divided into three groups: chronic TO (CTO; ...
Sommer Philipp P Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany - - 2014
-A technological platform (MediGuide™) has been recently introduced for non-fluoroscopic catheter tracking. No data on the safety of this technology is yet available in a large cohort of patients. -Data from a prospective ablation registry were analyzed. All patients undergoing AF ablation procedures supported by non-fluoroscopic catheter visualization technology (NFCV) ...
Tekgul Zeki Tuncel ZT Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Saim Çıkrıkçı St. No. 59, Bozyaka, Karabağlar, 35170, Izmir, Turkey, - - 2014
This study investigated the effects of irrigation solutions, administered at either 21 or 37 °C in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), on hypothermia and related postoperative complications such as late emergence and late recovery from anesthesia, shivering, lactic acidosis, and excess bleeding. Sixty patients who were scheduled for PCNL were enrolled in this ...
Fahy Aodhnait S AS Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Mastectomy is associated with postoperative nausea and pain. We evaluated whether paravertebral block (PVB) use altered opioid use, antiemetic use, and length of stay in patients undergoing mastectomy. We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of all patients who underwent mastectomy with or without PVB from 2008 to 2010. Patient demographics, ...
Park Hwan-Cheol HC Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University Gu-ri Hospital, Gu-ri city, Republic of - - 2014
Left arial (LA) function, defined according to conduit, reservoir and booster functions, is closely linked to left ventricular (LV) mechanics, particularly during diastole. Right ventricular pacing (RVP) is thought to impair LA diastolic restoring forces through alteration of ventricular activation. The aim of this study was to determine whether the ...
Gessler Bodil B Department of Surgery, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra Campus, 41685, Gothenburg, Sweden, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate renal morbidity after a temporary loop ileostomy and to identify possible preoperative risk factors. Consecutive patients at four hospitals serving 1,520,000 inhabitants who received a temporary loop ileostomy and underwent subsequent closure were identified and retrospectively studied from 1 January 2007 until ...
Nakano Naoki N Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0017, - - 2014
The present study aimed to examine the results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with the NexGen Legacy posterior-stabilized (LPS)-Flex system for osteoarthritis in the valgus knee. Between 2003 and 2011, 27 valgus knees in 26 patients who underwent TKA with the NexGen LPS-Flex implant were clinically and radiologically evaluated after ...
Yamada Osamu O Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Kuma Hospital, Kobe 650-0011, - - 2014
We demonstrated previously that dynamic prognostic markers such as the thyroglobulin (Tg)-doubling time in thyroglobulin antibody (TgAb)-negative papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and changes in pre- and postoperative TgAb levels in TgAb-positive PTC patients more keenly reflect patients' prognosis than conventional static prognostic factors. Here we investigated periodic changes in TgAb ...
Kiss Gabor G Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital of Lille, Lille, France - - 2014
General anaesthesia (GA) carries high risks of ventilator dependency with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with severe respiratory disease. It also presents an ethical dilemma if surgery remains the only treatment option for patients with advanced terminal chronic respiratory disease. Thoracic epidural anaesthesia for awake thoracic surgery (TEATS) in ...
Shultz Kevin J KJ From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Scott & White Healthcare and Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, - - 2014
Tight abdominal closures, as can be seen during transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap breast reconstruction, have been shown to increase intra-abdominal pressure, thereby decreasing thoracopulmonary compliance and increasing the workload of breathing. The purpose of this article was to quantitate pulmonary function in patients who underwent pedicled TRAM flap ...
Sidloff D A DA Vascular Surgery Group, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Type II endoleak is the most common complication after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR); however, its natural history is unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence and outcomes of type II endoleak, at a single institution after EVAR. A total of 904 consecutive patients who ...
Hertault A A Vascular Surgery, Hôpital Cardiologique, CHRU de Lille, INSERM U1008, Université Lille Nord de France, 59037 Lille Cedex, - - 2014
To evaluate exposure to radiation during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) performed with intraoperative guidance by preoperative computed tomographic angiogram fusion. All consecutive patients who underwent standard bifurcated (BIF) or thoracic (THO), and complex fenestrated (FEN) or branched (BR) EVAR were prospectively enrolled. Indirect dose-area product (DAP), fluoroscopy time (FT), and ...
Heldner M R MR Department of Neurology and Stroke Center, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, - - 2014
Patients with prior stroke within 3 months have been mostly excluded from randomized thrombolysis trials mainly because of the fear of an increased rate of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH). The aim of this study was to compare baseline characteristics and clinical outcome of thrombolyzed patients who had a previous stroke within ...
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A study in the United States suggests that more than one third of total knee replacements are being carried out inappropriately.
Nakamura Hiromasa H Cardiovascular Disease Center, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
Severe patient-prosthesis mismatch, defined as effective orifice area index ≤0.65 cm(2) m(-2), has demonstrated poor long-term survival after aortic valve replacement. Reported rates of severe mismatch involving the Perimount Magna aortic bioprosthesis range from 4% to 20% in patients with a small annulus. Between June 2008 and August 2011, 251 patients ...
Ma Fei F Department of Ophthalmology, Jinling Hospital, School of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, - - 2014
To investigate the impact and postoperative clinical recovery of long-term soft contact lens wear on the epithelial flap made during laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK). In a prospective study, 371 patients (589 eyes) who underwent LASEK were divided into four groups (G1, G2, G3, G4) according to their length of soft ...
Gerth David J DJ Dr Gerth is a volunteer Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, DeWitt Daughtry Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Miami, FloridaDr King is a facial plastic surgeon in private practice in Northampton, MassachusettsDr Rabach is a fellow in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New JerseyDrs R. A. Glasgold and M. J. Glasgold are Clinical Professors, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery at Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey - - 2014
Some practitioners have criticized the unpredictable retention associated with autologous fat transfer. Potential causes of variations in predictability include intrinsic (patient-related) or extrinsic factors, such as harvesting, processing, and graft-delivery technique. The authors sought to determine the long-term retention of autologous fat graft processed with a closed-membrane filtration system, to ...
Kalifa Jérôme J University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - - 2014
In this issue of Circulation, readers will find a fascinating study presented by Dr. Haissaguerre and several members of a promising and newly erected Institute for Cardiovascular Research located in Bordeaux (France): the LIRYC, ("L'institut de Rythmologie de Modélisation Cardiaque", The Institute for Arrhythmia and Computer Modeling Research).(1) This is ...
Takahashi Shinya S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima University - - 2014
Background:Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication of cardiac surgery and may result in stroke or heart failure and poor prognosis. This study aimed to evaluate a novel index of total atrial conduction time derived from the P-wave onset (lead II) to the peak A' wave on tissue Doppler ...
D'Andrilli Antonio A Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The use of an autologous pulmonary vein (PV) conduit for reconstruction of the pulmonary artery (PA) in lung-sparing resections was first described in 2009, but to date only two case reports appeared and no medium-term and long-term results have been reported, to our knowledge. We present the first case series ...
Papatheodoridis G V GV Gastroenterology Department, Athens University Medical School, Laikon General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Attica, - - 2014
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may still develop in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients treated with lamivudine. Whether HCC rates are comparable in patients treated with the current first-line antivirals remains uncertain. We estimated the incidence and evaluated predictors of HCC in a large nationwide prospective cohort (HepNet.Greece) of HBeAg-negative CHB patients ...
Rothenfluh Dominique A DA Department of Orthopaedics, Uniklinik Balgrist, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
Several risk factors and causes of adjacent segment disease have been debated; however, no quantitative relationship to spino-pelvic parameters has been established so far. A retrospective case-control study was carried out to investigate spino-pelvic alignment in patients with adjacent segment disease compared to a control group. 45 patients (ASDis) were ...
Glaser Natalie N Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, - - 2014
The objective was to evaluate the long-term haemodynamic performance of the Mosaic aortic bioprosthesis. Secondary objectives were to investigate the long-term survival, the rate of aortic valve reoperations, and the rate of prosthesis-patient mismatch and its effect on long-term survival. We included all patients who underwent aortic valve replacement with ...
Song Kyo Young KY Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea, - - 2014
Whereas routine prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is frequently utilized in the West, Asian physicians employ it much less often, based on its recorded rarity amongst their patients. This study was designed to examine the incidence of VTE and to determine the optimal method of thromboembolic prophylaxis following gastrectomy for ...
Kumar Narendra N Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre and Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, PO Box 6229HX, Maastricht, The Netherlands, - - 2014
Adenosine administration after pulmonary vein (PV) isolation using radiofrequency and cryoablation can cause acute recovery of conduction to the PVs and predicts atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. This study evaluated whether adenosine testing after second-generation balloon devices (cryothermal and laser) could reveal dormant PV reconduction and recurrence rate of AF. Out ...
Sarkar Sauradeep S Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Sciences - - 2014
Object T2-weighted intramedullary increased signal intensity (ISI) on MRI in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) appears to represent a wide spectrum of pathological changes that determine reversibility of cord damage. Although sharp T2-weighted ISI on preoperative imaging may correlate with poorer surgical outcomes, there are limited data on how ...
Blonna Davide D Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Turin Medical School, Turin, - - 2014
Little information exists regarding delayed-onset ulnar neuritis (DOUN) after arthroscopic release of elbow contractures. To describe, in a large cohort of patients, the clinical presentation of and risk factors for developing DOUN after arthroscopic release of elbow contractures. Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. A retrospective study of 565 consecutive ...
Kamiyama Hiroshi H Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, - - 2014
To compare the efficacy, safety and compliance of repaglinide, administered either two or three times daily, regarding glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Japanese adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, who had been treated without sulphonylureas or glinides for >3 months, were randomly assigned to two groups ...
Heinrich Sebastian - - 2014
It is well known that etomidate may cause adrenal insufficiency. However the clinical relevance of adrenal suppression after a single dose of etomidate remains vague. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the administration of a single dose of etomidate or an alternative induction regime ahead ...
Clanton Thomas O TO The Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, CO, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to document outcomes following microfracture of articular cartilage lesions of the ankle. Our hypothesis was that patients who underwent ankle microfracture would have good to excellent outcomes. This study was institutional review board approved. Patients older than 18 years who underwent ankle microfracture surgery ...
Kim M M Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
We explored the effectiveness of ejaculatory hood sparing technique to Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for ejaculation preservation. From June 2010 to July 2011, 52 sexually active patients with sufficient ejaculate underwent HoLEP. Twenty-six patients received the ejaulatory hood sparing technique during HoLEP (EH-HoLEP group). The other 26 ...
Argudo Nuria N Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Hospital Universitari del Mar, Barcelona, Spain; Departament de Cirurgia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
This study was conducted to determine the efficacy and safety of the use of a partially absorbable large pore synthetic prophylactic mesh in emergent midline laparotomies for the prevention of evisceration and incisional hernia. Retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent an emergency midline laparotomy between January of 2009 and ...
Park Yong Hyun YH 1 Department of Urology, Seoul National University College of Medicine , Seoul, - - 2014
Abstract Background: We aimed to assess the long-term oncologic outcome of hand-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (HLRN) compared with open radical nephrectomy (ORN) in patients with clinically localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Patients and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the data from 1098 patients who underwent radical nephrectomy at five institutions in ...
Bodakci Mehmet Nuri MN Medical Faculty, Department of Urology, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, - - 2014
The objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini-PNL) method in infantile patients <3 years of age diagnosed with renal stones. We studied 48 renal units in 40 patients of infantile patients <3 years of age who underwent mini-PCNL at our institute. The mean ...
Raza Shahzad S Division of Hematology & Oncology, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO, USA - - 2014
Total hip replacement (THR) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) carry a high risk of postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE); therefore, anticoagulation prophylaxis is recommended in these patients. Unfortunately, there are no guidelines about VTE prophylaxis in patients with hemophilia who underwent these high-risk surgeries. To determine whether these patients have high ...
Liu Tiecheng T *Department of Ophthalmology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China; †Department of Ophthalmology, Hainan Branch of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Sanya, China; ‡Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China; §Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hainan Branch of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China; ¶Department of Ophthalmology and Shiley Eye Center, University and California, San Diego, La Jolla, California; and **Department of Ophthalmology, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, Weifang, - - 2014
Whether the position of the ora serrata is normal in patients with choroidal colobomas remains unknown. The aim of this study was to measure the distance between the ora serrata and limbus in these patients and define safe sclerotomy sites for standard three-port pars plana vitrectomy. Twelve patients with choroidal ...
Manning Blaine T BT Medical Student, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL Research Coordinator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Spine Surgery Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Research Coordinator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Research Coordinator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Research Coordinator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective Analysis of a Prospectively Maintained DatabaseObjective. To characterize the utility of obtaining routine postoperative laboratory studies following an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).Summary of Background Data. ACDF is typically associated with minimal blood loss and morbidity. However, at many institutions, postoperative laboratory studies are obtained routinely. ...
Li Aijun A Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, - - 2014
This study aimed to explore the incidence and causes of intra-abdominal haemorrhage after hepatectomy, indications for re-exploration, and factors affecting occurrence. Clinical data for 77 patients (0.2% of 32 856 hepatectomy patients) submitted to re-exploration for haemorrhage following hepatectomy for primary liver cancer (PLC) from 2001 to 2010 were retrospectively reviewed ...
Reinhardt Keith R KR Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, North Shore LIJ Orthopaedic Institute at Southside Hospital, 301 East Main Street, Bayshore, NY, 11706, USA, - - 2014
The recommendation for using posterior-stabilized (PS) implants in patellectomy patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is based on older case series with heterogeneous patient populations. The use of cruciate-retaining implants in these patients has not been evaluated with more contemporary implant designs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ...
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