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Lam Yat-Yin - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Left atrial appendage (LAA) is the main source of left atrial thrombus that causes stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). This study reported the initial safety, feasibility and 1-year clinical outcomes following AMPLATZER cardiac plug (ACP) implantation in Asia-Pacific region. METHODS: Twenty NVAF patients (16 males, age ...
Jensen Morten Kvistholm - - 2011
Background-Single-center reports on percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA) in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy have shown considerable differences in outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: <0.001) and during Valsalva maneuver from 93 mm Hg (70 to 140 mm Hg) to 21 mm Hg (11 to 42 mm Hg) (P<0.001). The proportion ...
Arinaga Koichi - - 2011
Our aim was to evaluate the long-term results of implantation of the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial (CEP) valve in the aortic position. Between January 1996 and December 2007, 244 patients who underwent aortic valve replacement using the CEP valve were enrolled in this study. A 19-mm valve was used in 39 patients, ...
Shin Dong-Ho - - 2011
This prospective, randomized, double-blind study was performed to compare the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after the administration of the iso-osmolar contrast medium iodixanol to the low-osmolar contrast medium iopromide during coronary angiography in patients with impaired renal function. Patients with creatinine clearance (CrCl) <60 ml/min who underwent coronary angiography ...
Giannakopoulos Xenophon K - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) has been treated with various types of electromagnetic radiation methods such as transurethral needle ablation (TUNA), interstitial laser therapy (ILC), holmium laser resection (HoLRP). In the present study, the effects of a noninvasive method based on the exposure of patients with BPH to a pulsative ...
Chen Minglong - - 2011
Catheter Ablation of Paroxysmal AF. Introduction: Circumferential pulmonary vein antral isolation (PVAI) and atrial complex fractionated electrograms (CFEs) are both ablative techniques for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). However, data on the comparative value of these 2 ablation strategies are very limited. Methods and Results: We randomized 118 patients with ...
Scacciatella Paolo - - 2011
Background:  Transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a widespread procedure, but no randomized study on its outcome in high-risk patients is available. Our aims were to determine the efficacy and safety of this procedure in a cohort of high-risk patients through the observation of clinical adverse events and ...
Galarza Marcelo - - 2011
Objective: To analyze the association of diverse cerebral anomalies in a series of pediatric patients with cerebellar tonsillar ectopia. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of 60 children diagnosed with Chiari type 1 malformation (CM1), of these, 20 patients (11 boys and 9 girls; mean age 7.2 years, range 2-16 ...
Spierer Oriel - - 2011
PURPOSE: To describe the efficacy and safety of using a single corneal graft for 2 different ocular surgeries, Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in one patient and coverage of a glaucoma drainage device tube in another patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 12 consecutive patients who underwent Ahmed glaucoma ...
Ma Yan - - 2011
Direct revascularization has been used successfully to prevent strokes by improving regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) to the affected hemisphere faster in patients with moyamoya disease (MMD). Since most literatures have focused on the rCBF changes of operative hemisphere, we evaluated the hemodynamics of nonoperative side by xenon-enhanced computed tomography ...
Lin Jen-Kou - - 2011
PURPOSE: Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) measurements performed preoperatively and during the early postoperative period were examined prospectively to assess their prognostic value for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients receiving curative surgery. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2004, 1,361 patients with CRC who underwent curative surgery at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital were enrolled ...
Böning A - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: We wanted to answer the question whether biological heart valves are inferior compared to mechanical heart valves in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: Between 01/1996 und 12/2006, 44 of 3293 patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) in a single institution suffered from dialysis-dependent ESRD and underwent a follow-up ...
Frankel David S - - 2011
VT Ablation Treatment of Last Resort. Introduction: Despite advances in ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT), recognized toxicity of amiodarone, and potential harm of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) shocks, there appears to be reluctance to pursue catheter ablation. Methods and Results: We tested the hypothesis that patients with structural heart disease and VT are ...
Severi Luca - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction receive inotropic and mechanical circulatory support with an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) during the perioperative phase of cardiac surgery. The authors performed the first comparison of levosimendan versus an IABP in patients with poor left ventricular function undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A case-matched ...
Levine Rebecca A - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The role of endoluminal stenting in benign obstruction, especially for Crohn's disease (CD), is controversial, with limited data and widely disparate outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term efficacy and safety of this technology in the treatment of fibrostenotic CD and to review the existing ...
Damman Peter - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the relation between duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and clinical outcomes up to 12 months after Genous™ Endothelial Progenitor Cell capturing R stent™ placement in patients from the e-HEALING registry. BACKGROUND: Cessation of (DAPT) has been shown to be associated with the occurrence of stent thrombosis. ...
Valeske K - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The term "subaortic stenosis" includes a variety of obstructions of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT), ranging from a short (discrete) subvalvular membrane to long, tunnel-like narrowing. An association with other congenital lesions is frequent. We reviewed the reported literature and describe our results, analyzing the nomenclature of and ...
Aslan Guven - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcomes and complication rates of urinary diversion using mechanical bowel preparation (BP) with 3 day conventional and limited BP method through a standard perioperative care plan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was designed as a prospective randomized multicenter trial. All patients were randomized to 2 groups. ...
Lizza Bryan D - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To report the use of extended-infusion eptifibatide in a patient who had undergone placement of a drug-eluting stent and required repeat intervention of a hip fracture following mechanical failure. CASE SUMMARY: An 82-year-old female with an extensive history of coronary disease who had undergone placement of a drug-eluting stent ...
Felice María S - - 2011
Historically, t(1;19)(q23;p13.3) has been related to pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and associated with a poor prognosis. Current treatments have overcome this dismal outcome, but advantages in survival for the unbalanced group have been reported. We compared the outcome of balanced and unbalanced der(19)t(1;19) cases and also patients with t(1;19)/TCF3-PBX1 ...
Sinclair Catherine F - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether postoperative complication rates and speech outcomes differ between patients undergoing primary versus secondary tracheoesophageal puncture following total laryngectomy with free flap reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study in a tertiary academic center. METHODS: Between November 2004 and June 2010, 137 patients underwent total laryngectomy or laryngopharyngectomy ...
Rader Florian - - 2011
Statins decrease postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) if given before cardiac surgery. However, whether early administration of statins after surgery decreases the risk of postoperative AF is unknown. The association of early reinstitution of postoperative statin therapy within 48 hours to the occurrence of postoperative AF was studied in propensity-adjusted analyses ...
Radler Christof - - 2011
Recurrent genu valgum deformity complicates treatment of congenital femoral deficiencies (CFD) and fibular hemimelia (FH). We analysed factors influencing recurrence. Patients who underwent limb lengthening or deformity correction for CFD and/or FH were reviewed. Radiographs after surgery and after a minimum of a further six months were analysed. Change in parameters ...
Hirai Takashi - - 2011
STRUCTURED ABSTRACT: Study Design: A retrospective single-center study.Objective. To investigate how functional recovery is influenced by anterior compression of the spinal cord (ACS) and instability at the level of ACS following laminoplasty in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy.Summary of Background Data: There have been many reports that patients whose spinal ...
Cho Samuel K - - 2011
ABSTRACT: Study Design: A retrospective case comparison studyObjective: We compared clinical outcome and complications in adult patients who underwent primary (P) vs. revision (R) scoliosis surgery.Summary of Background Data: There is a paucity of data comparing P vs. R adult scoliosis patients with respect to their complication rates and clinical ...
Le Pavec Jérôme - - 2011
OBJECTIVE.: Precapillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important cause of mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc) where it can be isolated (pulmonary arterial hypertension [PAH]) or associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Importantly, outcomes and efficacy of PAH therapies in patients with PH complicating SSc-related ILD (PH-ILD) remain unknown. This study ...
Kadota Hideki - - 2011
Free flaps are considered to revascularize from the surrounding tissue and survive without their original pedicle flow after a certain period postoperatively. We report 2 patients who developed mucosal ischemia of the transferred jejunum by ligation of its vascular pedicle 10 and 25 months after microvascular free jejunal transfer. Both ...
Schrijver A Marjolein - - 2011
PURPOSE: This article reports the 30-day technical and clinical outcome of ultrasound (US)-accelerated thrombolysis in patients with aortofemoral arterial thromboembolic obstructions. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted from December 2008 to December 2009 of patients who were treated with US-accelerated thrombolysis for thromboembolic obstructions of aortofemoral arteries or bypasses. ...
Hu Qin Sheng - - 2012
Kawamura described his dome osteotomy of the pelvis using a standard trochanteric osteotomy. Here we present results of our modification of Kawamura's dome osteotomy using a modified trochanteric osteotomy. We retrospectively analysed 34 out of 36 patients operated upon between 1993 and 2008. We reviewed the mid-term functional and radiological ...
Arroyo Antonio - - 2011
: The aim of this prospective controlled trial was to evaluate the long-term clinical and manometric results of stapled hemorrhoidopexy performed by expert surgeons in a selected group of patients for the treatment of chronic hemorrhoids. : This study took place in the outpatient clinic and at the Day Surgery ...
Husa Petr - - 2011
To assess the safety and efficacy of 48 weeks of re-treatment with peginterferon α-2a (40 kD) plus ribavirin in previously treated hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 patients. HCV genotype 1 patients previously treated with conventional interferon with or without ribavirin were assigned to 48 weeks of treatment with peginterferon ...
Manchana Tarinee - - 2011
: Bethanechol chloride is considered as a treatment in patients with high postvoid residual urine (PVR). It enhances detrusor muscle contraction, resulting in higher maximum flow rate, higher detrusor pressure at maximum flow, and lower PVR. The efficacy of this agent in patients after radical hysterectomy is unclear. We aim ...
Cohen Michael S - - 2011
To review the 2-year, single-institution experience with injection laryngoplasty for diagnosis and treatment of type 1 laryngeal clefts (LC-1). Case series with chart review. Tertiary care academic children's hospital. Patients at our institution who underwent injection laryngoplasty for LC-1 from January 2008 to December 2009. Outcome measures included patient demographics, ...
Shinkawa Takeshi - - 2011
A modification of the Fontan operation was recently applied, which includes anastomoses of the extracardiac conduit to the right pulmonary artery and inferior vena cava using simple clamping with no additional circulatory support, venous shunting, pulmonary artery preparation, or prior maintenance of azygos vein patency. The objective of this study ...
Saito Takehisa - - 2011
We aimed to clarify the postoperative morphology of the fungiform papillae (FP) of the tongue in patients who recovered gustatory function after the chorda tympani nerve was severed during middle ear surgery. Fifty-four patients with normal preoperative gustatory function measured by electrogustometry (EGM) were included. The proximal and distal stumps ...
Miyamoto Shimpei - - 2011
The objective of this retrospective study was to examine the safety and efficacy of free jejunum transfer after total pharyngolaryngectomy after radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) to the neck for patients with recurrent or second primary disease. Retrospective study. A total of 313 patients were divided into two groups on ...
Kim Y-H - - 2011
We reviewed the results of 84 total hip replacements performed with a short metaphyseal-fitting anatomical cementless femoral component in 84 unselected consecutive patients with a mean age of 78.9 years (70 to 88). The mean follow-up was 4.6 years (4 to 5). The mean pre-operative Harris hip score was 26 ...
Bolland B J R F - - 2011
This study reports the mid-term results of a large-bearing hybrid metal-on-metal total hip replacement in 199 hips (185 patients) with a mean follow-up of 62 months (32 to 83). Two patients died of unrelated causes and 13 were lost to follow-up. In all, 17 hips (8.5%) have undergone revision, and ...
Ul-Mulk Jamshaid - - 2011
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of explorative tympanotomy and sealing of the round window in patients diagnosed with sudden deafness. A retrospective study of 22 patients presenting with sudden deafness who were treated with exploratory tympanotomy and sealing of the round window. The patients initially ...
Anderson Phillip R - - 2011
The standard of care for STEMI PCI for the past decade has been aspirin, clopidogrel, heparin, and a glycoprotein IIbIIIa receptor inhibitor (GPI). A bivalirudin strategy was shown to be superior to a GPI strategy in the HORIZONS AMI trial for net adverse clinical events (combined MACE and bleeding). An ...
Hormozi Jones - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to present the results of a relatively new, minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis in 14 patients, 2 of whom underwent the treatment bilaterally one foot at time on separate occasions. This was a retrospective, multicenter, nonrandomized study. All ...
Bohuta Lyubomyr - - 2011
Truncus arteriosus (TA) with interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a rare combination of complex anomalies. We report long-term follow-up after one-stage repair of TA associated with IAA. From April 1985 to August 2007, 16 patients with TA associated with IAA underwent one-stage repair. There were 2 (12.5%) early deaths and ...
Sarac Timur P - - 2011
The continued success of elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has led to an extension of this technology to ruptured aortas. The purpose of this study was to evaluate our results of ruptured infrarenal aortic aneurysm (rAAA). The treatment results of all patients who underwent repair of rAAAs between January 1990 ...
Meredith Ian T - - 2011
Aims: Assess clinical, angiographic, and intravascular ultrasound results in lesions treated with the PROMUS Element platinum chromium everolimus-eluting stent (EES). Methods and results: Patients (N=100) with one de novo target lesion ≤34 mm long and reference vessel diameter (RVD) ≥2.25-≤4.25 mm were enrolled at 14 sites. The primary endpoint was ...
Sixt Sebastian - - 2011
To compare the safety and efficacy of a rotational aspiration atherectomy system (Jetstream) for the treatment of infrainguinal arteries in diabetic versus nondiabetic patients. A total of 172 patients with Rutherford stage 1-5 lower limb ischemia were treated with rotational aspiration atherectomy between February 2006 and February 2007. Of these, ...
Mokhles M Mostafa - - 2011
Infective endocarditis (IE) remains associated with high in-hospital and long-term mortality. The outcome of patients with IE who are operated on has never been put into perspective by comparing it to the age-matched and gender-matched general population. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term mortality of ...
Tissot Claire-Marie - - 2011
Aims: To assess the results of percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty (PABV) as a potential bridge to further intervention in patients referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Methods and results: Two hundred and fifty-three patients referred for TAVI were studied: 41 (16%) were considered transiently unsuitable for either aortic valve ...
Rubboli Andrea - - 2011
Current guidelines and recommendations on the antithrombotic management of patients committed to long-term oral anticoagulation (OAC) therapy undergoing coronary stent implantation are recognized to be flawed by numerous limitations. Nevertheless, triple therapy (TT) (warfarin, aspirin, and clopidogrel) is regarded as the most effective regimen for preventing major adverse cardiac events, ...
Arai Yasuaki - - 2011
This multicenter phase I/II study evaluated the safety and the efficacy of transjugular transhepatic peritoneovenous shunt (PVS), a new palliative treatment for malignant refractory ascites. Patients with refractory malignant ascites and patent hepatic veins and vena cava were included in this study. Eligible patients underwent the placement of transjugular transhepatic ...
Highsmith Jason M - - 2011
Cervical stenotic myelopathy due to spondylosis or ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament is often treated with laminoplasty or cervical laminectomy (with fusion). The goal of this study was to compare outcomes, radiographic results, complications, and implant costs associated with these 2 treatments. The authors analyzed the records of 56 ...
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