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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 ...
Boneti Cristiano - - 2011
Success with skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) has led to the reconsideration of the necessity to remove the skin overlying the nipple-areola complex. The aim of our study was to compare complications and local recurrence in patients undergoing SSM and total skin-sparing mastectomy (TSSM) with immediate reconstruction. This IRB-approved retrospective study involved ...
Kurtz Michael P - - 2011
Abdominoperineal resection (APR) is the operative procedure of choice in patients with anorectal complications of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) where a restorative proctocolectomy is either undesirable or impossible to perform. The challenge in these patients is poor perineal wound healing. A retrospective chart review was conducted of 118 patients (average ...
Owers Corinne E - - 2011
Background: Although an atrial myxoma is the commonest cardiac tumor, it is still relatively rare, with an annual incidence of approximately 0.5 per million. In our unit, which performs 1000 major cardiac procedures per year, this equates to approximately 3 patients annually. We therefore sought to evaluate our experience of ...
Li Qi-Yi - - 2011
Objective To retrospectively assess the primary clinical results of a cohort of the first metatarsophalangeal joint replacement with double-stemmed hinge silicone implant. Methods A total of 12 patients (15 feet) received the joint replacement with double-stemmed hinge silicone implant. There were 2 males and 10 females with a mean age ...
Sabnis B M - - 2011
PURPOSE. To compare outcomes of unipolar versus bipolar uncemented hemiarthroplasty and determine factors affecting outcomes. METHODS. 433 and 274 elderly patients with displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures underwent uncemented unipolar hemiarthroplasty and uncemented bipolar hydroxyapatite-coated hemiarthroplasty, respectively. Surgical options were based on the patient's general condition and preinjury mobility status. ...
Cardoso Mario J - - 2011
Object Multilevel cervical arthroplasty achieved using the Prestige ST disc can be challenging and often unworkable. An alternative to this system is a hybrid technique composed of alternating total disc replacements (TDRs) and fusions. In the present study, the authors review the safety and radiological outcomes of cervical hybrid arthroplasty ...
Clement N D - - 2011
This prospective study assessed the effect of social deprivation on the Oxford hip score at one year after total hip replacement. An analysis of 1312 patients undergoing 1359 primary total hip replacements for symptomatic osteoarthritis was performed over a 35-month period. Social deprivation was assessed using the Carstairs index. Those ...
Kodali Susheel K - - 2011
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the Cribier-Edwards prosthesis may provide an alternative to conventional aortic valve replacement in high-risk patients with aortic stenosis. Previous studies have indicated that TAVI is feasible in this patient population. Transcatheter implantation of a Cribier-Edwards prosthesis was attempted in 55 patients in a United ...
Hamilton D Kojo - - 2011
Object The originally described technique of atlantoaxial stabilization using C-1 lateral mass and C-2 pars screws includes a C-2 neurectomy to provide adequate hemostasis and visualization for screw placement, enable adequate joint decortication and arthrodesis, and prevent new-onset postoperative C-2 neuralgia. However, inclusion of a C-2 neurectomy for this procedure ...
Garg Scot - - 2011
Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the 5-year outcomes of patients with multivessel disease (MVD) involving the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) artery who were treated with sirolimus drug-eluting stents (SES), bare metal stents (BMS) and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Methods and results: Clinical outcomes were ...
Campos Wuilker Knoner - - 2011
Trigeminal neuralgia is the most common facial pain. It may be treated with percutaneous balloon compression (PBC), which is considered to be a safe and efficient procedure. The purpose of this study was to review our results with PBC and to assess the factors influencing the outcome. A multivariate analysis ...
Jang So-Jeong - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the length of the lingual frenulum and craniofacial morphology and test the hypothesis that skeletal Class III malocclusion is related to tongue-tie, in which the lingual frenulum is short and restricts the mobility of the tongue. The sample consisted ...
Pandey Paritosh - - 2011
Object Revascularization for moyamoya disease, either by direct anastomosis or indirect procedures, is an accepted and effective form of treatment for prevention of future ischemic events. Indirect procedures do not provide sufficient collateral vessels in a subset of patients, who then have persistent or new symptoms. Repeat revascularization procedures may ...
Torii Hideshi - - 2011
The efficacy and safety of infliximab in patients with plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, pustular psoriasis (excluding localized type) and psoriatic erythroderma were assessed in clinical practice. Without washout of the existing treatment of psoriasis, treatment was switched to infliximab, which was given at a dose of 5 mg/kg at weeks ...
Bonaros Nikolaos - - 2011
Objective: To investigate whether common risk stratification models in cardiac surgery predict perioperative outcome of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with previous percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the perioperative mortality and morbidity of 367 patients with prior elective PCI versus 2361 patients without prior PCI, ...
Abbas G - - 2011
PURPOSE. To assess periods required for resuming car driving in 130 patients who had undergone total hip replacement (THR). METHODS. 80 men and 50 women aged 39 to 80 years who had been driving automatic (n=49) or manual (n=81) cars in the previous 3 months and underwent unilateral primary THR ...
Kleinman Yosef - - 2011
Achilles tendon wounds are therapeutically challenging. The tendon`s functional importance, the paucity of soft tissue surrounding the ankle, and common patient comorbidities often limit surgical reconstructive procedure options. Depending on wound depth and overall patient health, secondary intention healing of these wounds can take many months. At the authors' wound ...
Feagins Linda A - - 2011
BACKGROUND: We do not routinely discontinue clopidogrel before colonoscopy because we have judged the cardiovascular risks of that practice to exceed the risks of post-polypectomy bleeding (PPB). AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the rates of PPB for clopidogrel users and non-users. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, ...
Syed Asmir I - - 2011
Aims: This study aimed to examine the strategy of hybrid percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) -bare metal stent (BMS) and drug-eluting stent (DES)- versus exclusive DES implantation for patients undergoing multivessel PCI. Methods and results: A cohort of 2,065 patients who underwent PCI (698 hybrid, 1,367 exclusive DES) were followed clinically ...
Wong Mark T C - - 2011
: Sacral nerve stimulation fails in 30% to 50% of patients, the outcome that remains largely unreported. : We report on the management and outcome of this cohort of patients. : Ninety-one patients (88 females) with fecal incontinence, median age 63 years (range, 37-81), were candidates for sacral nerve stimulation. ...
Smith D E - - 2011
We retrospectively evaluated the durability and reasons for discontinuation of nevirapine (NVP) in combination with a tenofovir (TDF) and emtricitabine (FTC) or lamivudine (3TC)-containing antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen in an Australian outpatient setting. Between January 2003 and June 2009, 64 patients (29 naïve and 35 treatment-experienced) received NVP/TDF-based regimens. The ...
Maki Dennis G - - 2011
Catheter-related bloodstream infection is the greatest threat to the safety of patients on hemodialysis. Catheter lock solutions containing heparin have been linked to an increased risk of hemorrhage and thrombocytopenia. To ascertain the safety and efficacy for prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection and catheter loss from patency failure of a ...
Schapiro-Dufour Emmanuelle - - 2011
Background: In unselected patients, the incidence of restenosis is lower after placement of drug-eluting stents (DES) than bare-metal stents (BMS) without difference in safety at a time horizon of 4 years. However, DES appears less effective in "off label" patients.Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess available evidence ...
Wang Jian-Gang - - 2011
Recent studies have provided evidence that the renin-angiotensin system plays a key role in the onset and progression of atrial fibrillation (AF). The current study was designed to assess the efficacy and safety of video-assisted minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation for long-lasting persistent AF, as well as to evaluate the efficacy ...
Abbade Luciana P F - - 2011
Background  Lower limb venous ulceration ranks among the 10 most common medical problems in Western countries and has significant socioeconomic impact. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for unhealed, recurrent, and large ulcers and to characterize patients with active or recently healed venous ulcers. Methods  ...
Aggarwal Vivek - - 2011
The inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) has a poor success rate in patients with irreversible pulpitis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ketorolac and dexamethasone infiltration along with standard IANB on the success rate. Ninety-four adult volunteers who were actively experiencing pain participated in this ...
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