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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 ...
Sagi Lior - - 2011
Chronic urticaria is a relatively common disorder that can be severe and may impair quality of life. The management of recalcitrant chronic urticaria that is not responding to histamine antagonists includes short-term systemic corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory drugs (colchicine, dapsone and sulfasalazine) and immunomodulatory agents, such as cyclosporine, methotrexate, plasmapheresis and intravenous ...
Liao C-H - - 2011
Aims:  To investigate the diagnostic value of the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) voiding-to-storage subscore ratio (IPSS-V/S) in male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Methods:  A total of 253 men with LUTS were enrolled from January 2005 to July 2010. The voiding (IPSS-V) and storage IPSS (IPSS-S) subscores were recorded ...
Spiro A S - - 2011
The use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) for the treatment of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia has been investigated in only one previous study, with promising results. The aim of this study was to determine whether rhBMP-2 might improve the outcome of this disorder. We reviewed the medical ...
Shabat Shay - - 2011
A retrospective study of elderly patients (more than 65 y of age) who underwent surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis between 1990 and 2000 was carried out. Among all these patients, the patients who underwent revision surgery were studied. To quantify the risk of reoperation in patients who underwent decompressive lumbar ...
Karanikolas Menelaos - - 2011
Severe preamputation pain is associated with phantom limb pain (PLP) development in limb amputees. We investigated whether optimized perioperative analgesia reduces PLP at 6-month follow-up. A total of 65 patients underwent lower-limb amputation and were assigned to five analgesic regimens: (1) Epi/Epi/Epi patients received perioperative epidural analgesia and epidural anesthesia; ...
Wang Wei - - 2011
To evaluate the long-term efficacy of contralateral ansa cervicalis-to-recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) anastomosis for unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP), when the ansa cervicalis on the side of the paralyzed vocal fold was absent or there was any question about its viability. We retrospectively reviewed 56 consecutive cases of delayed laryngeal ...
Li Shoujun - - 2011
In patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum without right ventricular-dependent coronary circulation, catheter techniques, including the use of a stiff wire, lasers, and radiofrequency, have been most widely used for initial therapy; however, percutaneous perforation and balloon valvuloplasty have been associated with higher rates of procedural failure and ...
Hayes Daniel J DJ - - 2011
Flush occlusions of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) often preclude endovascular interventions for femoral-popliteal lesions. Furthermore, some investigators have found poor results with angioplasty and stenting or stent-grafting of such lesions. For suitable patients with TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) C and D femoral-popliteal lesions involving a flush occlusion of the ...
Ribichini Flavio - - 2011
Prednisone at immunosuppressive doses after stenting has shown remarkable efficacy in reducing ischemic recurrences in nondiabetic patients with high post-procedural levels of C-reactive protein; the study aim was to compare the clinical outcome obtained in a control group of patients treated with bare metal stents versus 2 other study groups--bare ...
Rolff Hans Christian - - 2011
This study describes unsedated transnasal oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (UT-OGD) in the office setting. Evaluation of national guidelines regarding primary endoscopy for the investigation of upper gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms was also a focus of this study. Retrospective registration of 2,000 cases regarding demographics, symptoms, pre-endoscopic treatment, feasibility and findings. The proportion of males ...
Levy Franck - - 2011
In a multicentre series of patients with low-ejection fraction/low-gradient aortic stenosis (LEF/LGAS), we evaluated the prognostic impact of valvuloarterial impedance (Zva). Zva in AS, a measure of global afterload taking into account systemic arterial compliance, has been proposed for risk stratification in paradoxical LGAS. We hypothesized that Zva could help ...
Fontana Luigi - - 2011
: To investigate the influence of graft-host interface on the quality of vision after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). : Retrospective, nonrandomized, comparative case series. Sixty patients (60 eyes) with advanced keratoconus underwent DALK using the big-bubble technique. Twenty-eight patients had complete stromal excision with Descemet membrane (DM) exposure [DALK ...
Campa Claudio - - 2011
To evaluate changes in the multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) undergoing ranibizumab treatment. This was an observational, longitudinal, prospective study. Treatment-naive patients with nAMD who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria underwent a course of monthly injections of ranibizumab over 3 months. At baseline ...
de Oliveira Gildasio S GS - - 2011
: Regional anesthesia has been shown to blunt the response to surgical stress and decrease the use of volatile anesthetics and the consumption of opioids, which may reduce immune compromise and potentially delay tumor recurrence. The goal of this study was to find a possible association between intraoperative regional anesthesia ...
Carlo Waldemar F - - 2011
A dilated aortic root is a common finding in children and adults with some forms of congenital heart defects. No data exist on root dilation in truncus arteriosus. We sought to delineate root dimensions across a population of patients with truncus arteriosus. We performed a single-center retrospective review of all ...
Wong Janice - - 2011
Background/Objective: Differences in patient adherence to various disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) are not well understood. The goal of this study was to evaluate adherence of adult MS patients in Ontario with public drug plan coverage to various DMDs: intramuscular interferon beta-1a (i.m. IFNβ-1a, Avonex), ...
Erbil Ye┼čim - - 2011
The etiology of postoperative hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy appears to be multifactorial, that is, postoperative transient hypoparathyroidism, low 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OHD) concentrations, aging, and hyperthyroidism with increased bone turnover. Our aim was to evaluate the factors responsible for postoperative hypocalcemia in euthyroid vitamin D-deficient/insufficient Graves patients who underwent total ...
Kim Mi Kyung - - 2011
: To assess the feasibility of using medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) and levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) to treat early-stage endometrial cancer in young women who want to preserve their reproductive potential. : Prospective observational study of 5 young patients (mean [SD] age, 38.4 [4.8] years; range, 33-41 years) with a grade ...
Hung Nguyen Ngoc - - 2011
The objective of this study was to analyze two surgical techniques in the treatment of fibrous rectus femoris muscle in children. Data from 152 patients (161 knees) from July 1991 to December 2004 were analyzed. Clinical signs were knee stiffness in swing phase, positive Ely and Ober tests, and abnormal ...
Kabbani Loay - - 2011
To assess the efficacy of axillary vein transplantation in the treatment of severe chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Among 139 complex venous reconstructions performed between 1991 and 2007 for CVI, 18 patients underwent upper extremity to lower extremity venous valve transplantation. An upper extremity valve was transplanted to the popliteal vein ...
Gurvitch Ronen - - 2011
Aims: There is heterogeneity in the reporting of procedural outcomes and complications following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Recently, new definitions have been proposed by the Valve Academic Research Consortium (VARC) in an effort to standardise these outcomes and improve the quality of future clinical research. The aim of this ...
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