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Romme Jacobus J C M - - 2011
PURPOSE: Vasovagal syncope (VVS), the most common cause of transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC), is often accompanied by higher levels of psychological distress. We investigated to what extent psychological complaints interact with the effects of non-pharmacological treatment in patients with frequently recurring VVS. METHODS: Patients with ≥3 episodes of VVS ...
Denes Zoltan - - 2011
The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) among patients in our rehabilitation unit for traumatic brain injury. Furthermore, we aimed to assess the effect of shunt implantation and to identify the postoperative complication rate. This is a retrospective cohort study, in which between ...
Chakravarthi P Srinivas - - 2011
PURPOSE:: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of microvascular decompression treatment prospectively in 40 patients with trigeminal neuralgia who were resistant to medical treatments and underwent microvascular decompression surgery (MVDS) between the years 2008 and 2010. METHODS:: The patients' data were collected as per norms suggested ...
Steele Garen D - - 2011
The ASR (articular surface replacement) XL (DePuy, Warsaw, Ind) metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty offers the advantage of stability and increased motion. However, an alarming number of early failures prompted the evaluation of patients treated with this system. A prospective study of patients who underwent arthroplasty with the ASR XL system was ...
Elkoushy Mohamed A - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To calculate the efficiency quotient (EQ) of the latest mobile Storz Modulith SLX-F2 lithotripter and to identify the factors determining the stone-free rate. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database of the first consecutive 533 patients undergoing shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) from June 2009 to February 2010 ...
Laiyemo Adeyinka O - - 2011
Colonoscopy may be less efficacious in reducing colorectal cancer mortality in the proximal compared with the distal colon. A greater likelihood for missed and recurrent adenomas in the proximal colon may contribute to this phenomenon. To examine whether a proximal adenoma is associated with the risk and location of missed ...
Cirodde Audrey - - 2011
Cultured epithelial autografts (CEAs) have long been used to tackle limited donor site availability and difficulty of permanent skin coverage in massive burns, but this approach still has limited documentation. METHODS: In this retrospective, single-center study, medical records of patients treated with CEAs in our burn center from 1991 until ...
Uprichard J - - 2011
Summary.  Total knee replacement (TKR) is a well recognized treatment for haemophilic arthropathy. Successful haemostasis can be achieved by bolus doses or continuous infusion (CI) using either recombinant (r) or plasma-derived (pd) factor IX (FIX). We retrospectively analysed our experience of factor replacement to cover TKR in haemophilia B patients ...
Hacquard Marie - - 2011
Objectives: The study aimed to describe French off-label use of rFVIIa for intractable bleeding in major cardiovascular surgery. Methods: Retrospective observational analysis of data from 2005 to October 2007 (no formal guidelines were available) was employed. The collect request form was elaborated by a multidisciplinary committee. Results: Data on 109 ...
Tolley Neil - - 2011
Objective. Targeted parathyroidectomy is the gold standard for localized parathyroid disease. A robotic-assisted approach has not been investigated. The aim was to assess the feasibility of a robotic technique that avoids a neck scar. Study Design. Feasibility study. Setting. Tertiary referral center. Subjects and Methods. Eleven patients with primary hyperparathyroidism ...
Rubin Lewis J - - 2011
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The long-term safety and tolerability of sildenafil treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) were assessed. METHODS: 259 of 277 randomized and treated patients completed a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (SUPER-1) of oral sildenafil in treatment-naïve patients with PAH (96% functional class II/III) and entered an open-label uncontrolled extension ...
Kement M - - 2011
Aim: This study aims to evaluate the risk factors for incontinence after lateral internal sphincterotomy (LIS) and assess quality of life in different levels of incontinence. Methods: All consecutive patients (n = 253) with chronic anal fissure who underwent LIS between 2003 and 2006 were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were ...
Levy Elad I - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Although early data demonstrate encouraging angiographic results following intracranial stent deployment for acute ischemic stroke, longer-term follow-up is necessary to evaluate clinical outcomes, as well as durability of angiographic results. OBJECTIVE:: We report 6-month clinical and radiologic follow-up data of the 20 patients prospectively enrolled in the Stent-Assisted Recanalization ...
Dongmei Han - - 2011
Abstract Background aims. The aims of this study were to observe the safety and effectiveness of umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells (UC-MSC) in the treatment of spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) and multiple system atrophy-cerebellar type (MSA-C). Methods. From October 2009 to September 2010, 14 cases of SCA and 10 cases of ...
Nayak Arun - - 2011
This study evaluates the early and mid-term outcomes, predictors of mortality and morbidity and quality of life of patients operated for infective endocarditis. Data on 108 patients undergoing 113 surgical procedures during October 1998 to January 2010 was prospectively collected. NYHA Class was >III in 49 (43.4%) cases. Thirty-seven (33%) ...
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 ...
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