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Krievins D K - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to review the results of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) using a novel sac-anchoring endoprosthesis in patients with favourable and adverse anatomy. DESIGN: This is a prospective, multicentre, clinical trial. MATERIALS: The Nellix endoprosthesis consists of dual, balloon-expandable endoframes, surrounded by polymer-filled endobags, which obliterate the aneurysm ...
Koga Masatoshi - - 2011
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine whether CHADS(2) score is associated with clinical outcomes following recombinant tissue type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) therapy in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: We studied 218 consecutive stroke patients with AF [126 men, mean age 74.2 (SD 9.6) years] who ...
Kayiaros Stephen - - 2011
Metatarsus primus varus must be addressed during correction of moderate to severe hallux valgus deformity. As an alternative to proximal osteotomy or first tarsometatarsal fusion for hallux valgus correction, this study presents a series of patients treated using the Arthrex Mini TightRope. A total of 36 patients (44 operations) with ...
Sandler Bryan J - - 2011
BACKGROUND: This report describes the authors' experience with a unique endoluminal, endoscopically delivered and retrieved gastroduodenojejunal bypass sleeve, including short-term weight loss and changes in comorbidities. METHODS: A prospective, single-center trial was designed. The patients were morbidly obese individuals who met the National Institutes of Health criteria for bariatric surgery. ...
Sarikkola Anna-Ulrika - - 2011
PURPOSE: To evaluate the refractive outcomes, complication rates, and changes in patients' functional state and satisfaction with simultaneous compared with sequential bilateral cataract surgery. SETTING: Helsinki University Eye Hospital, Helsinki, Finland. DESIGN: Clinical trial. METHODS: Consecutive patients scheduled for bilateral cataract surgery were enrolled based on appropriate inclusion criteria and randomized ...
Schmidt Martin - - 2011
Renal Dysfunction and Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence. Background: No previous study has assessed the role of renal impairment in predicting the long-term risk of atrial fibrillation recurrence after cardioversion Methods: One hundred and fifty-nine consecutive patients with persistent atrial fibrillation undergoing successful cardioversion were enrolled. Renal function was assessed based on the ...
Pahk Albert - - 2011
The ideal pancreatic stent to prevent post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) has yet to be determined. The aim of our study was to assess the relative benefit of 4-Fr versus 5-Fr stents in a population at high risk for post-ERCP pancreatitis, and the relative frequency of spontaneous migration. All patients with prophylactic ...
Rothwell M P - - 2011
BACKGROUND: /st> To determine if oral oxycodone (OOXY) could provide equivalent postoperative analgesia and a similar side-effect profile to i.v. patient-controlled morphine in patients undergoing elective primary total hip replacement (THR) under spinal anaesthesia. METHODS: /st> We studied 110 consecutive patients aged 60-85 yr. After operation, patients were randomly allocated ...
Hwang Chang Ho - - 2011
Cosmetic shaping of the lower leg is becoming increasingly popular. The use of radiofrequency therapy in cosmetic medicine also is growing. To date, no serious complications have been reported after the use of cosmetic radiofrequency therapy. This report describes a patient who presented at the author's clinic with a disabling ...
Kawakubo Kazumichi - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Distal malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) due to lymph node metastases (LNM) is a common problem in advanced malignant disease. However, the role of covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) in treating MBO has not been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of covered ...
Blaufox Andrew D - - 2011
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) presenting in the neonatal period may resolve by 1 year of age. Predicting which patients require therapy beyond 1 year of age is desirable. Pediatric electrophysiology databases from two institutions were reviewed for patients with a history of infant SVT who underwent transesophageal electrophysiology study (TEEPS) after initial SVT ...
Hearnshaw Sarah A - - 2011
To describe the patient characteristics, diagnoses and clinical outcomes of patients presenting with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) in the 2007 UK Audit. Multi-centre survey. All UK hospitals admitting patients with AUGIB. All adults (>16 years) presenting in or to UK hospitals with AUGIB between 1 May and 30 June ...
Kin Nobuhide - - 2011
Background: Fast-tracking and early endotracheal extubation have been described in patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD); however, criteria for patient selection have not been validated in a prospective manner. Our goal in this study was to prospectively identify factors associated with the decision to defer endotracheal extubation in ...
Okamura Kikuo - - 2011
The objective of the present study was to assess the short-term effects of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) injection for refractory non-neurogenic overactive bladder (OAB) in the setting of a prospective multicenter clinical trial. Refractory OAB was defined as persistent urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) ≥once a week despite taking anticholinergic agents, ...
Giani Iacopo - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: Influence of sacral nerve modulation (SNM) on cerebral somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) was determined in patients with incontinence and constipation. BACKGROUND:: Selection of patients with incontinence and constipation for SNM could be improved. METHODS:: The latency (ms) of SEP induced by pudendal nerve stimulation was compared before (T0) and ...
Anderson D Greg - - 2011
This is a retrospective case series to evaluate clinical variables, complications and outcome of 50 patients who underwent anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) supplemented with posterior percutaneous pedicle screw fixation for degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine. Twenty-four patients underwent single-level fusion and 26 patients had a two-level fusion for ...
Clément Jean-Luc - - 2011
Recent publications confirm that moderate correction of thoracic hypokyphosis can be achieved by posterior instrumentation with hooks or pedicle screws. Twenty-four prospective and consecutive thoracic adolescent scoliosis patients with hypokyphosis (<20°) were operated on by posterior spinal fusion (PSF) with a specific method of reduction: Simultaneous translation on two rods ...
Sahm Maik M Department of Surgery, DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick, Berlin, Germany. - - 2011
Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) has been performed in the authors' department since 2004. Many authors have described some of its advantages over conventional surgery in terms of cosmetic results. The published literature on this topic variously describes the average central incision as 1 to 3 cm. The end point ...
Thys Susanne D - - 2011
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this study was to compare the Manchester Fothergill (MF) procedure with vaginal hysterectomy (VH) as surgical treatment of uterine descent. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent MF were matched for prolapse grade, age and parity to consecutive patients treated with VH. Evaluated outcomes included functional ...
Mues Adam C - - 2011
Abstract Introduction: We evaluated our contemporary outcomes with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for renal cortical neoplasms (RCN) by an experienced single surgeon in our last 100 consecutive patients. Methods: We reviewed a prospectively established database and identified 378 patients who underwent LPN for RCN. Data from the most recent 100 ...
Mazighi Mikael - - 2011
Background: Intravenous (IV) alteplase is not currently recommended in octogenarian patients, and the benefit/risk ratio of endovascular (intra-arterial, IA) therapy remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a combined IV-IA approach in octogenarians. Methods: From a single-centre interventional study, we report age-specific ...
Coppola Giangennaro - - 2011
This is the report on the first Italian experience with the low glycemic index diet (LGIT) in a group of children, adolescents and young adults with refractory epileptic encephalopathies. A retrospective chart review was performed on patients initiating the LGIT in an outpatient setting from 2005 to 2010. Demographic and ...
Foocharoen Chingching - - 2011
Skin tightness is a major clinical manifestation of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Importantly for both clinicians and patients, spontaneous regression of the fibrosis process has been documented. The purpose of this study is to identify the incidence and related clinical characteristics of spontaneous regression among Thai SSc patients. A historical cohort ...
Brucker Peter U - - 2011
The long-term results over 20years following meniscal repair in stable knees have not been described yet. The objective was therefore to analyze the clinical and radiological outcomes of successful, isolated, open meniscal repairs with an intact ACL after a mean follow-up of 20.6years (range, 16-25) retrospectively in 26 patients. Clinical ...
Kua E H J - - 2011
Cryopreserved (CryoPA) and Glycerol-preserved (GPA) skin allografts are commonly used in the treatment of severe burn injuries. However, comparable data on their differences in clinical outcome is scarce. This retrospective review aims to study the effect of allograft viability on clinical outcomes. The records of 48 severe burn patients who ...
Koc Umit - - 2011
Abstract Background: The current hemostatic data in relation to laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is limited particularly for patients receiving chronic oral anticoagulant treatment. The aim of this study is to assess hemostatic alterations before, during and after LC for the patients placed on long-term oral anticoagulant treatment. Patients and Methods: A ...
Crites Melanie A - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To improve patient selection for male slings. Our primary aim was to identify preoperative risk factors for failures. Our secondary aim was to compare bone-anchored male sling (BAMS) to transobturator male sling (TOMS) and patient satisfaction accordingly. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed from 2000 to 2010 of males ...
Kim Jason - - 2011
Study Type - Diagnostic (case series) Level of Evidence 4 OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate long-term clinical outcomes following placement of a retropubic mid-urethral sling in patients aged 70 and over and to compare outcomes with those of a younger cohort of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients ...
Marks Warren A - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of pediatric-onset dystonia. Deep brain stimulation is gaining acceptance for treating dystonias in children. There is minimal reported experience regarding the efficacy of deep brain stimulation in cerebral palsy. METHODS: Fourteen patients, including 8 younger than 16 years, received bilateral implants (13 ...
Quillo Amy R - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Historically, treatment of confirmed primary aldosteronism has been adrenalectomy for unilateral adenoma; bilateral hypersecretion is treated medically. Increasingly, we use adrenal venous sampling (AVS) to define unilateral hypersecretion. Histology of glands resected based on AVS often reveals multiple nodules or hyperplasia. The aim of this study was to compare ...
Hakvoort R A - - 2011
To compare clean intermittent catheterisation with transurethral indwelling catheterisation for the treatment of abnormal post-void residual bladder volume (PVR) following vaginal prolapse surgery. Multicentre randomised controlled trial. Five teaching hospitals and one non-teaching hospital in the Netherlands. All patients older than 18 years experiencing abnormal PVR following vaginal prolapse surgery, ...
Luers Jan Christoffer - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate whether patients with a short-term and long-term disease course of sialolithiasis show differences in the clinical picture and the outcome after sialendoscopy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the findings and clinical courses of 62 consecutive patients who received sialendoscopy for sialolithiasis. RESULTS: ...
Lanas A - - 2011
Background  Nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB) is a common medical emergency associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Despite advances in endoscopic and pharmacological treatment during the past two decades, the incidence of mortality associated with NVUGIB has remained relatively constant. Aim  To report outcomes and predictive factors for bleeding continuation/re-bleeding ...
Ralston Stuart H - - 2011
Vitamin D insufficiency is common in patients with osteoporosis. We conducted a randomized trial comparing alendronate 70 mg combined with vitamin D(3) 5,600 IU in a single tablet (ALN/D5600, n = 257) with standard care chosen by the patients' personal physicians (n = 258) in patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis (BMD T score ≤2.5 or ≤1.5 and ...
Fong Calvin Sze-Un - - 2011
Purpose To assess whether improved visual acuity (VA) is sustained 2 years after the cataract surgery. Methods The Cataract Surgery and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (CSAMD) study followed 1936 patients aged ≥65 years undergoing phacoemulsification cataract surgery at Westmead Hospital (Sydney, Australia) between 2004 and 2007. Presenting and pinhole VA were ...
Reinisch Walter - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The aim was to evaluate long-term efficacy, quality of life, and safety in ulcerative colitis patients who received infliximab during the ACT-1 and -2 extension studies. METHODS: Adults with moderate-to-severely active ulcerative colitis in the 54-week ACT-1 and 30-week ACT-2 studies who achieved benefit from infliximab were eligible to ...
Singh Ranju - - 2011
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To report the use of spinal anesthesia in stable eclamptic patients. DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: Emergency operating room of a metropolitan hospital. PATIENTS: 12 "stable" eclamptic parturients. INTERVENTIONS: Subarachnoid block was instituted with hyperbaric 0.5% bupivacaine 1.7 mL with fentanyl 25 μg. MEASUREMENTS: Intraoperative maternal hypotension, episodes ...
Woldrich Jeffrey M - - 2011
Study Type - Therapy (cohort) Level of Evidence 2b OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of laser vaporization of the prostate (LVP) with several different wavelengths for urinary retention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort study of patients undergoing LVP from 2005 to 2009 at a single institution was performed. Outcomes ...
Spaeder Michael C - - 2011
To compare postoperative outcomes in children undergoing cardiac surgery during the viral respiratory season and nonviral season at our institution. This was a retrospective cohort study and secondary matched case-control analysis. The setting was an urban academic tertiary-care children's hospital. The study was comprised of all patients <18 years of age ...
Takagi Toshio - - 2011
We assessed whether adequately functioning parenchyma is preserved in patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease (CKD) after partial nephrectomy (PN) compared with those who underwent radical nephrectomy (RN). A total of 95 patients with pre-existing CKD who underwent curative surgery for pathological T1a-T2N0M0 renal cell carcinoma with a follow-up period ...
Borgmann-Staudt A - - 2011
Infertility is a major late effect in patients receiving haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients having fertility impairment after allogeneic HSCT in childhood/adolescence and to identify the potential risk factors. Treatment and fertility data of paediatric patients with malignant ...
Leshem Eyal - - 2011
Background. Cysticercosis, a human infestation by Taenia solium is endemic in many resource-limited countries. In developed countries it is mostly encountered among immigrant populations. Only few cases are reported in travelers. This report summarizes a nation-wide study of neurocysticercosis (NCC) diagnosed among Israeli travelers to endemic countries, with an estimation ...
Nishio Kazuaki - - 2011
AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine outcome subsequent to implantation of bare-metal stents (BMS) with pioglitazone, which are novel insulin-sensitizing agents, and drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with diabetes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 139 consecutive Type 2 diabetic patients treated with stent were followed up ...
Senet Patricia - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To determine the healing effect of topical becaplermin gel vs hydrogel dressing on hypertensive leg ulcers. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, parallel-assignment, controlled study. SETTING: Ambulatory or hospitalized patients from 17 dermatology departments. Patients  Among 64 consecutive randomized patients with 1 or more hypertensive leg ulcers who fulfilled all inclusion criteria, ...
Liu Hong - - 2011
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of posterior lateral mass screw/rod fixation and fusion for the treatment of symptomatic pseudarthrosis of anterior cervical fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Both anterior revision and posterior repair of cervical pseudarthrosis have been reported. To date, there is still ...
Ou Yen-Chuan - - 2011
Abstract Background and Purpose: In Taiwan, patients with uremia have a high risk of the development of multifocal urothelial carcinoma. We report on eight patients with uremia and urothelial carcinoma who underwent simultaneous robot-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy and radical cystectomy (RANUC). Patients and Methods: Between April 2006 and August 2010, eight ...
Thrush Philip T - - 2011
Complete vascular occlusions are rare but potentially lethal. Reports on transcatheter therapy are limited to solitary case reports. The study was conducted as a single-center retrospective chart review. Between January 2003 and December 2009, 26 patients underwent cardiac catheterizations for either a known complete thoracic vascular occlusion or for incidental ...
Singh Kuldeep - - 2011
BACKGROUND: One of the most concerning and potentially fatal complications of gastric bypass surgery is pulmonary embolism (PE) with published rates exceeding 1%. Although this procedure has been proven effective in reducing the morbidity and mortality of obesity and associated health care costs, it is elective and risk must be ...
Melton J T K - - 2011
PURPOSE: To study the long-term outcome of patients who have undergone inside-out, vertical stacked mattress suture repair of meniscal tears combined with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: From a database of ACL reconstructed patients, consecutive patients undergoing concomitant meniscal repair and ACL reconstruction between 1991 and 1999 were identified. ...
Fukumori Daisuke - - 2011
BACKGROUND: To further improve the outcomes of liver resection, it is important to identify and prevent the causes of the hyperbilirubinemia occurring after hepatectomy and postoperative liver failure. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2009, 591 consecutive patients underwent a hepatectomy at our center. Twenty-two patients who developed hyperbilirubinemia (postoperative total bilirubin ...
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