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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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Diaz-Garcia Rafael J RJ Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5340, - - 2011
As the population in developed countries continues to age, the incidence of osteoporotic distal radius fractures (DRFs) will increase as well. Treatment of DRF in the elderly population is controversial. We systematically reviewed the existing literature for the management of DRFs in patients aged 60 and over with 5 common ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sundar Sugantha - - 2011
Low tidal volumes have been associated with improved outcomes in patients with established acute lung injury. The role of low tidal volume ventilation in patients without lung injury is still unresolved. We hypothesized that such a strategy in patients undergoing elective surgery would reduce ventilator-associated lung injury and that this ...
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 ...
Vojinovic Jelena - - 2011
The current treatment options for systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are methotrexate, steroids, and biologic agents. This study was undertaken to evaluate the safety of the orally active histone deacetylase inhibitor givinostat (ITF2357) and its ability to affect the disease. Givinostat was administered orally, for up to 12 weeks at ...
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 ...
Ikeda Tetsuo - - 2011
To evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of overtube-guided covered metallic stent placement as palliative treatment for patients with inoperable malignant gastric outlet obstructions. To relieve the symptoms of severe nausea and recurrent vomiting in five patients with inoperable gastric cancer, we used an overtube (Long overtube; Sumitomo Bakelite, Tokyo, ...
Bansal Dipika D Department of Pharmacology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, - - 2011
Oxidative stress plays a major role in the pathogenesis of pancreatitis. Antioxidant therapy in the form of high-dose vitamin has been used for the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis with equivocal results. We wished to evaluate the efficacy and safety of antioxidant (vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E) therapy in ...
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 ...
Memon Muhammed Ashraf MA Department of Surgery, Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. - - 2011
To conduct a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating the efficacy and drawbacks of limited (D1) versus extended lymphadenectomy (D2) for proven gastric adenocarcinoma. A search of Cochrane, Medline, PubMed, Embase, Science Citation Index and Current Contents electronic databases identified randomized controlled trials published in the English language between 1980 ...
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 ...
Sainsbury David C G DC Department of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United - - 2011
The authors present their experience using an established chemotherapeutic agent as a scarless treatment for vascular birthmarks. One hundred sixty-four of more than 600 patients seen in the authors' center received intralesional bleomycin injection over 5 years. Patient demographics, clinical response, treatment, and complication details were recorded prospectively. Respiratory surveillance ...
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 ...
Kim Jong Hoon - - 2011
Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is an acquired, autoimmune blistering disorder caused by autoantibody production against type VII collagen. The aim of this study was to examine the clinical types, treatments, and outcomes of 30 patients with EBA. In our cohort, the median age of onset was 44.0 years, with a ...
Blecher Ronen - - 2011
Retrospective study. To analyze our experience in the treatment of symptomatic vertebral hemangioma, review the relevant literature, and propose a management algorithm. Hemangioma is one of the commonest benign neoplasms affecting the vertebral column. These usually dormant lesions may become symptomatic by causing pain, neurologic deficit, or both. Several treatment ...
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 ...
Haripriya Aravind - - 2011
To determine whether preoperative counseling on possible intraoperative visual perceptions during cataract surgery helps reduce the patients' fear during surgery. Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India. Randomized masked clinical trial. Patients having phacoemulsification under topical anesthesia were randomized to receive additional preoperative counseling or no additional preoperative counseling on potential intraoperative ...
Zhang Fuxiang - - 2011
To evaluate and compare patient-reported visual function, spectacle independence, and quality of life before and after cataract surgery with bilateral diffractive multifocal or monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System, Taylor Branch, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Prospective cohort study. This study evaluated consecutive cataract patients having ...
Meazzini Maria C - - 2011
Long-term results after orthopedic or surgical treatment of hemifacial microsomia (HFM) have shown a tendency toward recurrence of the facial asymmetry. However, the literature contains a number of successful case reports that show surprising changes in the morphology of the condyles. In addition, patients with similar mandibular asymmetries, treated early ...
Swanson Eric E - - 2011
Restoration of cheek volume is recognized as an important part of facial rejuvenation. However, there are no previous studies that have determined whether any soft-tissue technique is effective for achieving lasting malar augmentation. This study prospectively evaluated a subset of five patients who had deep-plane face lifts with fat injection, ...
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 ...
NocuƄ Anna - - 2011
Association between preoperative perfusion pattern and reperfusion after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is an important yet unexplored topic. Therefore, the aim of our study was to determine whether 99mTc-ECD single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) performed before carotid endarterectomy in patients with internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis may be helpful in predicting ...
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 ...
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 ...
Rekand Tiina T Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, NO-5021 Bergen, Norway. - - 2011
Spasticity is a frequent disabling symptom in patients with multiple sclerosis, which contributes to functional deterioration. To evaluate the long-term effect of intrathecal baclofen therapy in multiple sclerosis-related spasticity and to evaluate the side-effects of long-term therapy, and the doses of baclofen required. Fourteen patients with multiple sclerosis were followed ...
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 ...
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, ...
Marya Sks - - 2011
Cemented hip arthroplasty is an established treatment for femoral neck fracture in the mobile elderly. Cement pressurization raises intramedullary pressure and may lead to fat embolization, resulting in fatal bone cement implantation syndrome, particularly in patients with multiple comorbidities. The cementless stem technique may reduce this mortality risk but it ...
Fridman Gretta - - 2011
To evaluate the treatment of orbital infantile hemangiomas with systemic (oral) propranolol. This study was a retrospective observational case series of 5 infants who were diagnosed with orbital infantile hemangiomas between March and July of 2009. The average age at presentation was 3.1 months (3 weeks to 9 months). The ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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