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John Anitha S - - 2011
Octreotide has had limited use for the treatment of protein-losing enteropathy following the Fontan operation. We describe three cases where subcutaneous octreotide was successfully used to treat refractory protein-losing enteropathy following the Fontan operation. Patients received octreotide therapy for a period of 14-28 months. Octreotide was discontinued in one patient ...
Prakash Sanjay - - 2011
Post-infectious disease syndrome includes both neurological and non-neurological disorders. However, headache as an isolated or a presenting complaint of post-infectious illness has not been well acknowledged in the literature. In this retrospective observation, patients having daily headache of more than 1 week and <4 weeks duration were included. We divided this group ...
Stoecklein Holbrook H - - 2011
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes (range of motion, function, and pain relief) of the volar approach to proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint surface replacement arthroplasty (SRA) in active, high-demand patients. METHODS: A single surgeon performed PIP SRA in 6 joints using a volar approach. Patients with posttraumatic arthritis or osteoarthritis of ...
Yamauchi Kensuke - - 2011
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential morphologic risk factors for postoperative neurosensory disturbance (NSD) after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study subjects were 30 skeletal Class III patients (9 males and 21 females), with a mean age of 22.0 years (range, ...
Alvarez-Díaz Pedro - - 2011
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to report the functional outcomes of young active soccer players with lumbar spondylolysis undergoing conservative treatment. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2004, all soccer players diagnosed with spondylolysis with a minimum 2-year follow-up were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were treated nonoperatively with cessation of ...
Cesaro Simone - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available on the use of pegfilgrastim in pediatric patients as a mobilizing agent in association with chemotherapy. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective, multicenter, Phase II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single dose of 100 µg/kg pegfilgrastim in mobilizing peripheral blood ...
Veress Gabriella - - 2011
BACKGROUND: -Previous studies have demonstrated that mitral annulus early diastolic (e') velocity is increased in constrictive pericarditis (CP) and reduced in restrictive cardiomyopathy. However, those studies did not comprehensively evaluate mitral and tricuspid annular velocities before and after pericardiectomy. METHODS AND RESULTS: -We performed comprehensive echocardiography before and after pericardiectomy ...
Suzuki Gen - - 2011
PURPOSE: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been proven to be the most effective treatment for patients with severe joint disease. Although infection is not a frequent complication, it is certainly one of the most dreaded. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with infection after TKA. METHODS: ...
Franceschi Francesco - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Few data on shoulder arthropathy in patients undergoing arthroscopic repair for glenohumeral instability are available. HYPOTHESIS: Arthroscopic stabilization of Bankart lesions does not prevent the development of postoperative glenohumeral osteoarthritis. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Clinical (Rowe and Constant scores) and radiographic preoperative and postoperative ...
Freeman Richard K - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak after intrathoracic esophagogastrostomy remains a dreaded complication of esophagectomy. Traditional therapy has most often consisted of reoperative repair or observation and drainage, each prolonging hospitalization and the initiation of oral nutrition. This investigation summarizes our experiences treating these patients using an occlusive, removable esophageal stent. METHODS: Over ...
Liu Hai Peng - - 2011
Background and Objectives: A wide range of outcomes are seen in the literature on the use of drains after gastrectomy. However, there is little consensus on whether or not drains are beneficial in patients with gastric cancer. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate drain versus no-drain after gastrectomy ...
Lai Fan-Cai - - 2011
Chylothorax after esophagectomy remains a devastating postoperative complication. Prophylactic mass ligation of the thoracic duct during the extensive resection of esophageal cancer is used to prevent the chylothorax, but there are few published data about its effect. This randomized controlled study was designed to evaluate the preventive effect of thoracic ...
Andro C - - 2011
There is at present no consensus on the management of degenerative medial meniscus lesions in patients aged over 45 years without proven osteoarthritis, especially given that the causal relation between degenerative meniscal lesion and osteoarthritis remains controversial. A prospective multicenter non randomized study was therefore performed. The principal objective was ...
Stephen Linda J LJ Epilepsy Unit, Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. - - 2011
Levetiracetam (LEV) is a broad spectrum antiepileptic drug (AED) with a unique mechanism of action. This retrospective audit explores outcomes in patients commenced on LEV monotherapy at the Epilepsy Unit at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland from 1st January 2001 until 30th June 2009. LEV monotherapy was started in 228 ...
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 ...
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