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Feng R - - 2011
PURPOSE: To clarify the outcome of aortorenal bypass (ARB) in Takayasu arteritis-induced renal artery stenosis (TARAS). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on thirty-three consecutive patients (24 females; mean age, 25 years) with TARAS, who underwent ARB with autologous saphenous vein graft. The effects on blood pressure and renal ...
Patel Kevin H - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To describe the clinical course of patients with punctate inner choroidopathy seen at the University of Illinois, with emphasis on development of choroidal neovascularization (CNV). METHODS:: Patients with a diagnosis of punctate inner choroidopathy were identified retrospectively. The diagnosis was made clinically based on findings of multiple, small "punched-out" ...
Kim Chang-Sik - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To investigate whether intraoperative endolaser retinopexy around the sclerotomy site during pars plana vitrectomy can prevent the postoperative complication of retinal detachment (RD). METHODS:: Two hundred and seventy-eight patients who had undergone 20-gauge pars plana vitrectomy for various vitreoretinal disorders were investigated retrospectively. Patients who had rhegmatogenous RD and ...
Holvoet Tom - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Quantitative Perfusion Scintigraphy (QPS) and Anatomic Segment Method (ASM) are two techniques for estimating postoperative pulmonary function. QPS is gold standard, but holds disadvantages. AIM: Could ASM substitute QPS in the preoperative work-up of NSCLC? METHODS: Retrospective study in patients with NSCLC or mesothelioma undergoing resection. FEV1 and DL,CO ...
Joussen Antonia M - - 2011
Purpose:  The Heavy Silicone Oil versus Standard Silicone Oil Study (HSO study) is designed to answer the question whether a heavier-than-water tamponade improves the prognosis of eyes with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) of the lower retina. Methods:  The HSO Study is a multicentre, randomized, prospective, controlled clinical trial stratified by surgeon ...
Lee Taek Sang - - 2011
A prospective multicenter trial has been commenced in Korea to investigate the treatment efficacy of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system in patients with endometrial hyperplasia. The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system is an alternative to oral progesterone without the disadvantages of oral progestogens. Therefore, we hypothesize that if the therapeutic efficacy of the ...
Ballin Ami - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The course of hereditary spherocytosis (HS) may be subject to hemolytic episodes, sometimes requiring blood transfusion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a short course of steroid therapy in elevating hemoglobin levels during hemolytic crisis. PROCEDURE: The files of all patients followed for HS ...
Strach Katharina - - 2011
Epistaxis is a common clinical problem, and the majority of bleedings can be managed conservatively. However, due to extensive and sometimes life-threatening bleeding, further treatment, such as superselective embolization, may be required. We report our experience with endovascular treatment of life-threatening epistaxis. All patients presenting with excessive epistaxis, which received ...
Fageeh Wafa M K - - 2011
Although vaginismus is a common sexual dysfunction in Saudi Arabia, there are limited data concerning the treatment modalities associated with patients with symptoms of vaginismus. This study is aimed to evaluate the presentation and different modalities of management in patients with severe refractory vaginismus in western Saudi Arabia. Successful penetrative ...
Guinot J L - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: We review the experience with prostate carcinoma patients treated with permanent implants of 125-I seeds and the outcome eight years after the beginning of this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 2002 to 2007 we have performed 250 implants with LDR brachytherapy with RapidStrand(®) and preplanning system. Mean age was ...
Nuis Rutger-Jan - - 2011
Outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) depends on the patient risk profile, operator experience, progress in technology, and technique. We sought to compare the results of TAVI during the initiation phase and after certification to perform TAVI with the Medtronic CoreValve System without proctoring. A total of 165 consecutive ...
Ballotta Andrea - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Patients with ventilator dependency after cardiac operations may require a tracheostomy. This study determined the hospital and postdischarge outcome in a series of patients who underwent a tracheostomy due to ventilator dependency after cardiac operations. METHODS: Medical records of cardiac surgical patients were retrospectively reviewed for preoperative, intraoperative, and ...
Parente A - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: The closure of urinary diversions performed on newly born infants has a notable failure percentage in patients with bladder disease. We present the use of botulinum toxin as a useful and minimally invasive alternative to treat these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present two patients with a single kidney ...
Fernando Hiran C - - 2011
Objective: Benign airway strictures can be complex and challenging to manage. Although resection is preferred, this is not always feasible, and hence, endoscopic therapies are often performed. However, endoscopic therapies can be problematic, with granulation tissue and fibrosis leading to early failure. Spray cryotherapy (SC) is a new approach that ...
Di Napoli Mario - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hyperglycemia and inflammation are involved in the progression of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH)-induced brain injury, but their role in predicting clinical outcome is not clear. We sought to determine whether elevation of white blood cell count (WBC), C-reactive protein (CRP), and blood glucose (BG) concentration at presentation ...
Quagliarella Livio - - 2011
In order to verify whether orthostatic posturography (OP) can support clinical assessment of total hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA), 81 subjects with THA and 100 with TKA were recruited and compared with 59 healthy volunteers. All patients were tested one or two days prior to surgery; 42 subjects (20 ...
Moon Joon Ho - - 2011
To achieve successful therapeutic outcomes in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), continuous and adequate imatinib (Gleevec(®), Glivec(®), Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland) dosing is essential. Here, we report a patient counseling program ("Care club", "Happy club" in Korea) performed to improve patient compliance with imatinib. From January 2006 to December 2008, patients ...
Spinetto Heather - - 2011
Aims:  To evaluate safety and effectiveness of 28-day long-acting penicillin to prevent recurrences of acute rheumatic fever (ARF). Methods:  Historical cohort study using the regional RF register for Auckland, New Zealand, in a 5-14-year-old population with ARF rates of ∼40-80/100 000. Consented patients were referred to a population-based delivery programme of ...
Sung Joseph J Y - - 2011
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), especially peptic ulcer bleeding, remains one of the most important cause of hospitalisation and mortality world wide. In Asia, with a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection, a potential difference in drug metabolism, and a difference in clinical management of UGIB due to variable socioeconomic environments, ...
Leizorovicz Alain - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Trials comparing the use of full dose unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) in very elderly patients with impaired renal function are lacking. IRIS aimed to assess whether LMWH is at least as safe as UFH in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included renally ...
Franzen Olaf - - 2011
AIMS: To assess the feasibility, short-term durability and clinical outcomes of MitraClip(®) therapy for mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with end-stage heart failure and a severely reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed retrospectively collected data from seven European centres. Included in the study were 50 ...
Adams Samuel B SB - - 2011
With osteochondral lesions of the talar shoulder, their size, the articular cartilage geometry, and the loss of the medial or lateral articular buttress often preclude treatment with traditional osteochondral autograft techniques. We hypothesized that fresh, large osteochondral allograft transplantation is a viable treatment option for patients with such lesions. A ...
Kos Nataša - - 2011
Purpose. To find out whether patients with femoral neck fracture treated with hemiarthroplasty differ from those treated with internal fixation regarding functional outcome, walking ability, pain or short-term mortality. Method. Sixty-six patients aged 64 years or more with femoral neck fracture were included in a prospective non-randomised trial with two equal-sized groups ...
Dhiman P - - 2011
Testosterone replacement therapy is the mainstay of treatment in male patients with isolated hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (HH) to achieve virilisation. However, responsiveness of pilosebaceous unit (PSU) to testosterone replacement therapy in these patients is quite variable. Androgen action is inversely proportional to the number of CAG repeats in exon 1 of ...
Graham David J C - - 2011
A retrospective review of 146 patients undergoing navigated total knee arthroplasty (NTKA) and 181 patients undergoing conventional total knee arthroplasty (CTKA) was undertaken to establish whether NTKA, with its avoidance of intramedullary instrumentation, resulted in less early postoperative morbidity than CTKA. Cohorts were well matched in terms of age, sex, ...
Athanassious Christian - - 2011
Forty percent to 50% of patients may experience an immediate postoperative fever. Research suggests that these are of aseptic cause due to inflammatory mediators. This is a retrospective analysis of fevers in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients from 2006 to 2008. Thirty-six percent of THA ...
Vaccaro Benjamin J - - 2011
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective means of eradicating Barrett's esophagus (BE), both with and without associated dysplasia. Several studies have documented high initial success rates with RFA. However, there is limited data on IM detection rates after eradication. To determine the rate of detection of intestinal metaplasia (IM) after ...
Pyysalo Liisa M - - 2011
The aim of this study was to assess the long term outcome after non-aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). 1154 patients with SAH were treated in our hospital between 1989 and 1999. From this patient population, 97 patients had a non-aneurysmal SAH. All hospital records and death certificates were studied and 33 ...
Darvall K A L - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To describe duplex ultrasound (DUS) outcomes 12 months following ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) of recurrent great saphenous varicose veins (GSVV). METHODS: A consecutive series of UK National Health Service patients underwent serial DUS examinations following UGFS with 3% sodium tetradecyl sulphate for symptomatic recurrent GSVV. RESULTS: 91 treated legs ...
Leonhardt Fernando Danelon - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life of patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma after transoral robotic surgery (TORS). METHODS: Short Form (SF)-8 and Performance Status Scale (PSS) questionnaires were completed prior to surgery, 6 and 12 months of follow-up. RESULTS: In all, 38 ...
Nakaya Kazuhiro - - 2011
Abstract Conclusion: The visual outcomes of endoscopic treatment of optic neuropathy are favorable. However, no specific prognostic factor was associated with good outcome. Objective: To investigate visual outcomes of patients with optic neuropathy caused by paranasal mucocele or sinusitis. Methods: The clinical course in 38 patients with rhinogenic optic neuropathy ...
Herberger Katharina - - 2011
Background: Low-frequency ultrasound has been shown to be an alternative to surgical wound debridement (WD) to stimulate wound healing; however, few data are available. Objective: To compare the efficacy, tolerability and benefit of both wound treatment methods. Methods: A monocentric prospective randomized-controlled clinical study assessing patient-reported outcomes and clinical efficacy ...
Merola Aristide - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) and levodopa/carbidopa enteral (Duodopa) infusion are two effective therapeutic options for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Retrospectively, this study compared the two procedures, evaluating 40 PD patients who underwent either STN-DBS or a percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) for Duodopa infusion. Duodopa ...
Filippi M - - 2011
To compare interferon β-1b (IFNβ-1b) and glatiramer acetate (GA) on new lesion (NL) (gadolinium-enhancing, new T2) evolution into permanent black holes (PBH)--a marker of irreversible tissue damage--in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). BEYOND was a large, phase III, clinical trial comparing IFNβ-1b 250 μg, IFNβ-1b 500 μg, and GA ...
Yarkan Uysal Hale - - 2011
Objective.  To present a case of an epileptic seizure related to intravenous (IV) tramadol for pain control following a total abdominal hysterectomy operation on a patient with mental retardation and cerebellar ataxia. Background.  Tramadol is an analgesic with a dual mechanism of action and has several side effects, one of ...
Casper David S - - 2011
This study reports the outcome of total hip arthroplasty with use of an uncemented, tapered stem with a 5- to 9-year follow-up. The first 200 consecutive patients (214 hips) undergoing total hip arthroplasty with the Accolade TMZF stem (Stryker Orthopaedics, Mahwah, NJ) were enrolled prospectively. Follow-up for these patients averaged ...
García Rodríguez R - - 2011
Background Current management of egg allergy relies on egg elimination from the diet. It does not protect patients from reactions after accidental ingestion of the food and it has a negative influence on quality of life. To solve these problems, some desensitization protocols have been described that are safe and ...
Kazemi Babak - - 2011
Objective: In humans, the existence of an anterior periaortic fat pad (AFP) containing parasympathetic ganglia has been described in the aortopulmonary window. Changes in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) tone can lead to postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). The AFP is usually removed during coronary bypass grafting (CABG) to fully expose ...
Coltro Pedro S - - 2011
Changes in skin sensibility occur in various postoperative plastic surgeries, especially when they involve major skin and subcutaneous dissection. There were no studies so far that objectively compared changes of ear sensibility. This prospective study was conducted to compare ear sensibility before and after otoplasty. Patients with prominent ears (n ...
Sohn Sang Kyun - - 2011
To investigate the correlation of trough imatinib mesylate (IM) levels with cytogenetic or molecular responses, we measured trough IM levels in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, chronic phase (CML-CP), at 6 months of treatment with a standard dose of IM. Eighty-seven newly diagnosed patients with CML-CP were prospectively enrolled. Seventy-eight ...
Jolly Sanjit S - - 2011
Small trials have suggested that radial access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reduces vascular complications and bleeding compared with femoral access. We aimed to assess whether radial access was superior to femoral access in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) who were undergoing coronary angiography with possible intervention. The RadIal ...
Velazquez Eric J EJ Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. - - 2011
The role of coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure has not been clearly established. Between July 2002 and May 2007, a total of 1212 patients with an ejection fraction of 35% or less and coronary artery disease amenable to CABG ...
Rabah Danny M - - 2011
Ureteral stones disease is among the most painful and prevalent among urologic disorders that can substantially impact health-related quality of life (HRQoL), particularly in patients with a history of recurrent stones. The aim of the study is to assess the QoL in patients with ureteral calculi after surgical intervention and ...
Cosmi Benilde - - 2011
The rate of resolution of a first episode of pulmonary embolism (PE) is uncertain. A baseline test indicating any residual PE is pivotal in aiding a more accurate diagnosis of recurrent PE. This study aimed to assess the rate and risk factors of residual PE with either multidetector computed tomography ...
Momose Mitsuru - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy is a useful tool for predicting the prognosis in patients with congestive heart failure; however, little is known regarding long-term prognostic evaluations. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term prognosis in a roughly 10-year period, in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) by MIBG imaging, compared to ...
Onol Fikret Fatih - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To report our experience with urethroplasty in women with urethral stricture and discuss the therapeutic considerations and outcomes of various flap- and graft-based techniques. METHODS: A total of 17 patients with mid to distal urethral stricture (urethral caliber <14F, maximal urinary flow rate <12 mL/s, and detrusor pressure >20 ...
Raya-Rivera Atlantida A Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Department of Urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, - - 2011
Complex urethral problems can occur as a result of injury, disease, or congenital defects and treatment options are often limited. Urethras, similar to other long tubularised tissues, can stricture after reconstruction. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of tissue-engineered urethras using patients' own cells in patients who needed urethral reconstruction. ...
Shingarev Roman R Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, - - 2011
When predialysis patients are deemed unsuitable candidates for an arteriovenous fistula, current guidelines recommend waiting until just before or after initiation of dialysis therapy before placing a graft. This strategy may increase catheter use when these patients start dialysis therapy. We compared the outcomes of patients whose grafts were placed ...
Seiger N - - 2011
Background The Manchester Triage System (MTS) determines an inappropriately low level of urgency (undertriage) to a minority of children. The aim of the study was to assess the clinical severity of undertriaged patients in the MTS and to define the determinants of undertriage. Methods Patients who had attended the emergency ...
Hamid Rana Shoaib - - 2011
To retrospectively assess the therapeutic effectiveness and safety of transjugular intrahepafic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in patients with portal hypertension related complications. Over a period of 7.5 years 19 patients (10 males and 9 females, age range 25-69 years) were referred for TIPS at our radiology department. Thirteen patients suffered from ...
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