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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 ...
Hui Catherine - - 2011
In vitro analysis has shown that oxidized zirconium on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene has better wear properties than cobalt-chromium on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. The purpose of this study was to determine if oxidized zirconium femoral components performed better than cobalt-chromium in vivo and if the use of oxidized zirconium ...
Ellenberger Christoph - - 2011
: Current guidelines on perioperative care recommend the prophylactic use of β blockers in high-risk patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. However, recent studies show that, in some instances, perioperative β blockade can cause harm. Furthermore, chronic β blockade, titrated to effect before surgery, may be superior to acute perioperative β blockade. ...
Palma G - - 2011
This study evaluated risk factors for dysfunction and failure of the bovine Contegra valved conduit for right ventricle outflow tract reconstruction. A total of 156 bovine jugular vein conduits were reviewed. Early and late mortality were evaluated. Seriate echocardiography was performed through the follow-up (mean 58±43.2 months, range 12 to ...
Tran H V - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Eotaxin-1 (CCL11) is a potent eosinophil chemotactic and activating peptide that may be implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic allergic eye disease and has been associated with the wearing of contact lenses (CL) in patients with contact lens papillary conjunctivitis (CLPC). The purpose of this study was to study ...
Wong K L - - 2011
PURPOSE. To investigate the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following total hip arthroplasty (THA) in Singaporean patients. METHODS. 197 patients (mean age, 60 years) underwent primary THA (n=155) or revision procedure (n=42) without receiving routine chemoprophylaxis. There were 149 Chinese, 25 Malays, 19 Indians, and 4 Eurasians. Duplex ultrasonography ...
Dicocco Jennifer M - - 2011
Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) once went unrecognized until cerebral ischemia or death occurred. We previously demonstrated that screening of high-risk asymptomatic patients and early treatment improved outcomes. However, major dissections, pseudoaneurysms, and fistulas rarely heal with antithrombotic therapy alone. Endovascular therapy in these lesions has increased without reports of outcomes. ...
Sharafuddin Melhem J - - 2011
Purpose: Describe a hybrid approach to simplify management of complex aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD) extending into the common femoral artery (CFA). Methods: Retrospective review of 56 patients who underwent hybrid management of AIOD extending into CFA between January 2003 and February 2007. Two distinct hybrid approaches were compared: Inline (iliac ...
Xu Bo - - 2011
Recent data have shown that sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) reduced not only the incidences of restenosis but also of target vessel revascularization (TVR). CYPHER and FIREBIRD stents are both widely used SES in China. However, comparative data concerning differences in long-term safety and efficacy regarding CYPHER and FIREBIRD stents in the ...
Chu Xiang-Yang - - 2011
Thymectomy is considered the most effective treatment in patients with myasthenia gravis. This study aimed to explore the predictors of postoperative myasthenic crisis in patients with myasthenia gravis after thymectomy. Clinical records of 243 patients with myasthenia gravis who underwent thymectomy were reviewed retrospectively. The following factors were analyzed in ...
Broholm Rikke - - 2011
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness and clinical outcomes of catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients with atresia of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2001 to 2009, 11 patients (median age, 32 y) with atresia of the IVC and acute iliofemoral DVT ...
Hirschmann Michael Tobias - - 2011
OBJECTIVES:: The aim of this study was to investigate the subjective and objective longer-term outcomes after fracture fixation with the Proximal Humerus InterLocking OSteosynthesis (PHILOS) plate. DESIGN:: Minimum 4-year follow-up of a primary prospective cohort study. SETTING:: Single university trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: Sixty-four consecutively collected patients fulfilled the study criteria. ...
Lai W Y - - 2011
OBJECTIVE. To evaluate the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of patients undergoing surgical nail avulsion. DESIGN. Retrospective study. SETTING. Two dermatology centres in Hong Kong. PATIENTS. A total of 32 patients with nail diseases who underwent 33 nail avulsion procedures were reviewed from case records. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. Age, gender, ...
Yapici Nihan - - 2011
Background: We evaluated the use of dexmedetomidine to facilitate the weaning of delirious postoperative patients from mechanical ventilation.Methods: We included 72 consecutive patients who underwent elective cardiac surgery in this prospective observational study. Each patient had failed at least 1 trial of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and had agitation. ...
Zheng Chao-Xu - - 2011
High anatomic location, fragility, and generous blood supply of the spleen makes laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) difficult to master, and few patients need splenectomy for benign disorders. The aim of this research was to assess operative outcomes and hematological results of a large series of patients treated with LS for chronic ...
Mikami Yuji - - 2011
We have performed percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) using polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) for patients with vertebral metastases since 2002. This study investigated the therapeutic effects of PV on vertebral metastases. A retrospective (2002-2008) review was conducted for 69 consecutive patien 141 metastatic vertebrae treated with PV using PMMA. The clinical background of the ...
El Oumeiri Bachar - - 2011
Selected patients, presenting for reoperative coronary surgery with patent internal thoracic arteries (ITAs), may benefit from techniques to salvage and reuse these ITA grafts. We have termed this practice the recycling of ITAs. The purpose of this study is to report our short-term and midterm results using various recycling techniques. ...
Alejandre-Lafont Enrique - - 2011
Background The number of conventional lymphographies has declined markedly since the introduction of cross-sectional imaging techniques. Nevertheless, lymphography has a high potential as a reliable method to visualize and directly occlude lymphatic leaks. When used as a distinct radiological procedure with the intention to treat, this application can be described ...
Zhu Zi-Yi - - 2011
Readmission rates after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) for malignant diseases have a significant impact on survival rate. Identification of risk factors for readmission may improve discharge plans and postoperative care. Data exist on the morbidity and mortality of patients undergoing PD, but there are few reports about hospital readmissions after this procedure. ...
Al-Najar Amr - - 2011
Our objective was to establish the feasibility of combining 2 minimally invasive procedures in patients with failed primary treatment (male sling) in post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI) patients. From January 2007 to July 2008, 40 men with PPI were implanted with a suburethral tape (2 patients with Seratim, 3 with I-Stop and ...
Bronstein I - - 2011
Neuraxial administration of morphine is an effective way of controlling postoperative pain and reducing analgesic consumption. Some animal models have demonstrated that preemptive administration of neuraxial narcotics reduces pain, while others have revealed the contrary. In addition, there have been no consistent results in clinical settings. This double-blind, randomized study ...
Jung Sung-Ho - - 2011
Objective: The current study compared clinical outcomes after mitral valve repair or replacement in patients with active infective endocarditis involving only the native mitral valve. Methods: From January 1994 to December 2009, 102 patients were identified with active infective native mitral valve endocarditis. Mitral valve repair (MVP) was performed in ...
Berger Adam C - - 2011
Major morbidity and mortality rates continue to be high in large series of transthoracic esophagectomies. Minimally invasive approaches are being increasingly used. We compare our growing series of minimally invasive (combined thoracoscopic and laparoscopic) esophagectomies (MIEs) with a series of open transthoracic esophagectomies. We identified 65 patients who underwent an ...
Ullah Sana - - 2011
This study was conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of injectable bulking agents. A total of 13 procedures were performed on 11 patients with faecal incontinence during 2002 to 2007. Patients with internal anal sphincter defect and low incontinence score (Cleveland score < 10) revealed improvement. Patients with higher ...
Towfigh Shirin - - 2011
Local wound management using a simple wound-probing protocol (WPP) reduces surgical site infection (SSI) in contaminated wounds, with less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay, and improved patient satisfaction. Prospective randomized clinical trial. Academic medical center. Adult patients undergoing open appendectomy for perforated appendicitis were enrolled from January 1, 2007, through ...
Dudda Marcel - - 2011
Our purpose was to study the sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values for hip adhesions, labral tears, and articular cartilage lesions in patients who had open treatment for femoroacetabular impingement, had persistent symptoms, and had both magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) with radial slices and hip arthroscopy. Of 750 patients, 21 patients ...
O'Brien Benjamin - - 2011
Background: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and cardiac surgery cause an inflammatory response, as measurable by an increase in the concentration of C-reactive protein (CRP), a nonspecific inflammation marker. Previous publications have demonstrated typical perioperative CRP concentration profiles in cases of uncomplicated aortic valve replacement (AVR) with CPB. A regression analysis for ...
Beaulé Paul E - - 2011
The current study measured ion release among large-head metal-on-metal hip bearings. Twenty-six patients with a modular, Profemur® TL with A-Class® big femoral head total hip replacement were matched (gender, femoral size, BMI) with a group of 26 patients with the Conserve® Plus implant hip resurfacing. Compared with HR patients, THR ...
Speggiorin Simone - - 2011
Objective: The aim of the study is to assess the surgical outcome of slide tracheoplasty in patients with congenital tracheal stenosis and single lung. Methods: Pre, intra- and postoperative data were collected. Anatomy and associated anomalies were described. Results: Seven patients (median age 5 months; range 39 days-1 year) with ...
Rafii Daniela Y - - 2011
Outcomes for mitral valve replacement (MVR) in the pediatric population are generally reported as poor, particularly in patients less than 2 years old. We compared long-term morbidity and mortality associated with MVR between patients less than 2 years old and patients 2 to 18 years old. We evaluated pediatric patients ...
Gonzalvo Augusto - - 2011
Retrospective study. To support single-level posterior debridement and instrumented interbody fusion as a single-stage procedure for spontaneous pyogenic osteomyelitis/discitis. The best surgical technique for patients with bacterial spinal infections is still a matter of debate. Recent publications suggest that titanium implants can be used safely in the infectious sites in ...
Jiang Shengli - - 2011
Objective: Congenital mitral valve regurgitation (MVR) is a rare disease found in adults. We report on our 5-year surgical experience with congenital MVR in adults.Methods: We reviewed the data for 48 consecutive patients (26 men), aged >18 years (median, 42 years; range, 18-78 years) who underwent operations for severe congenital ...
Hüfner Tobias - - 2011
: The objective of this study was to determine which clinical factors influence the presence and extent of femoral malrotation during unreamed nail insertion performed without a fracture table. : Retrospective chart review. : Academic trauma center. : Patients were treated statically locked femoral nails inserted without reaming in either ...
O'Shaughnessy Kevin W - - 2011
Severe crowding can be treated with serial extraction (SE) in the mixed dentition or with late premolar extraction (LPE) in the permanent dentition. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency of orthodontic treatment in SE patients and LPE patients. Retrospective chart review identified 51 SE patients and ...
Kim Y H - - 2011
There have been comparatively few studies of the incidence of osteolysis and the survival of hybrid and cementless total hip replacements (THRs) in patients younger than 50 years of age. We prospectively reviewed 78 patients (109 hips) with a hybrid THR having a mean age of 43.4 years (21 to ...
Rocco Nicole - - 2011
: In developing our Patient-Centered Team Care (PCTC) program, we designed a Plan-of-Care (POC) tool to facilitate the physician-patient discussion for setting health goals. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of the POC tool in improving clinical outcomes. : We compared baseline and 6-month or greater follow-up values for ...
Chen Yun-Su - - 2011
To evaluate gait patterns in patients with metal-on-metal resurfacing hip arthroplasty (RHA) compared with big-femoral-head total hip arthroplasty (BHA) at one year postoperatively. In this retrospective comparative observational study, 2 groups of 30 resurfacing hip arthroplasty (RHA) and big-femoral-head total hip arthroplasty (BHA) patients participated between June 2006 and March ...
Shimmin Andrew J - - 2011
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) results in good outcomes in function and risk for revision in older patients. However, in young, active patients, it results in an increased rate of revision and poorer outcomes. Modern metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is described as an appropriate treatment of hip osteoarthritis in young, ...
Weiss Noah D - - 2011
Proximal row carpectomy is an effective procedure for treating a variety of wrist pathologies. To date, all outcome studies have reported on the results of an open procedure, with a dorsal capsulotomy. We present our technique and early results of arthroscopic proximal row carpectomy. A total of 17 consecutive patients ...
Makki D - - 2011
PURPOSE. To evaluate the effects of perioperative information for wrist arthroscopy on postoperative pain, return to daily activities, and patient satisfaction. METHODS. 34 women and 21 men aged 19 to 54 (mean, 35) years underwent diagnostic wrist arthroscopy to explore the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints. They were randomised to receive ...
Lübbeke A - - 2011
We conducted a longitudinal study including patients with the same type of primary hybrid total hip replacement and evaluated patient activity and femoral osteolysis at either five or ten years post-operatively. Activity was measured using the University of California, Los Angeles scale. The primary outcome was the radiological assessment of ...
Waikittipong Somchai - - 2011
Two girls, aged 14 and 11 years, with Ebstein's anomaly, were treated by simple posterior annular plication of the functional annulus, without plication of the atrialized right ventricle. At follow-up after 15 and 12 months, both patients were in functional class I with no tricuspid regurgitation on echocardiography. This technique ...
Boccola Mark A - - 2011
• To ascertain if filling the bladder with warm normal saline before trial of void (TOV) reduces time to decision of outcome of TOV and time to discharge compared with standard in-dwelling catheter (IDC) removal in the outpatient setting. • A prospective randomized controlled trial (not blinded) was carried out in the ...
Kahlke Volker - - 2011
PURPOSE: Stapled hemorrhoidopexy (SH) was introduced in 1998. Early in the experience, a standard circular stapler was often used, while later specifically designed staplers for SH were developed. Although the diameter of the circular cutting knife differ significantly, it remains unclear, if the volume of the excised tissue differs and ...
De Smet Koen A - - 2011
This retrospective, consecutive case series of a single surgeon performed between 2001 and 2010 assesses the outcome following revision of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasties (N = 113). Mean time to revision was 31 months (0-101) after primary hip resurfacing. Malpositioning of the components with associated wear-induced soft tissue fluid collections was ...
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