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AbuRahma Ali F - - 2011
Few studies have specifically correlated the amount of thrombus in the aneurysm sac and the presence of type II endoleaks (TIIE). This study examined the correlation of preoperative thrombus load and location to the incidence of TIIE and late sac regression. Prospectively collected data from 266 endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) ...
NemeĊŸ Raducu - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Lumbar sympathectomy (LS) is still indicated for peripheral arterial occlusive diseases (PAOD) with critical ischemia beyond any vascular reconstruction. The retroperitoneoscopic approach was proven feasible and effective but its results were never evaluated in larger series. METHODS: Between January 2007 and January 2009, 50 patients were included in a ...
Murphy Michael P - - 2011
The purpose of this Phase I open label nonrandomized trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell (ABMNC) therapy in promoting amputation-free survival (AFS) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Between September 2005 and March 2009, 29 patients (30 limbs), with a median ...
Bernasek Thomas - - 2011
Postoperative audible squeaking has been well documented in ceramic-on-ceramic hip prostheses, and several metal-on-metal (MOM) THA designs, specifically those used for large-head resurfacing and MOM polyethylene sandwich designs, and are attributed to different implant- and patient-specific factors. Current literature does not identify the incidence of squeaking in modular MOM THA ...
Alan C - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Stone characterization is becoming important before decision of treatment such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Some studies have reported that the twinkling artifact (color-flow ultrasonography artifact) may be useful to detect urinary stones. This study aims to determine whether the presence or absence of ...
de Gregorio Miguel A - - 2011
PURPOSE: To describe the use of self-expandable metallic stents to manage malignant colorectal obstructions and to compare the radiation dose between fluoroscopic guidance of stent placement and combined endoscopic and fluoroscopic guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 1998 to December 2007, 467 oncology patients undergoing colorectal stent placement in a ...
Terlecki Ryan P - - 2011
To report the outcomes of men treated initially with a period of urethral rest to allow tissue recovery before anterior urethroplasty. Many men referred to referral centers for anterior urethral reconstruction often present soon after the endoscopic manipulation of severe strictures. We reviewed our database of all anterior urethroplasties performed ...
Adamski Henri - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Solar urticaria (SU) is a rare idiopathic photodermatosis induced immediately after sun exposure. This disorder may considerably restrict normal daily life and management is extremely difficult when treatment with oral H1 antihistamines and sun avoidance are ineffective. OBJECTIVE: We sought to report the effectiveness of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) in ...
Slim H - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: Compare the outcome of distal (bypass to the crural arteries) versus ultradistal (bypass to the pedal arteries) bypasses in patients with critical leg ischaemia (CLI). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of patients with CLI undergoing infra-popliteal bypass surgery is performed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing infra-popliteal bypass ...
Tambyraja A L - - 2011
AIMS: The utility of fenestrated-endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) remains uncertain. This study examines the medium term outcomes of patients undergoing FEVAR for asymptomatic juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing elective FEVAR for juxtarenal AAA at a single tertiary centre were studied between October 2005 and March 2010. ...
Kinoshita Takeshi - - 2011
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the association between preoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) and atrial fibrillation (AF) after isolated off-pump coronary bypass surgery. Methods: Of 683 consecutive patients undergoing isolated coronary bypass surgery by a single surgeon between January 2002 and March 2009, 552 were retrospectively ...
Shime N - - 2011
The aim of this study was to examine the safety and efficacy of de-escalating antimicrobial therapy in immunocompetent patients presenting with bacteraemia due to antibiotic-sensitive pathogens. We screened 1,350 positive blood cultures identified in a single, 1,065-bed university hospital over 5 years, and retained 310 cases of bacteraemia due to ...
Song Taejong - - 2011
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the oncologic and reproductive outcomes of patients with borderline ovarian tumours (BOTs) who were treated with cystectomy or unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (USO). METHODS The medical records of patients with BOTs who were treated between 1997 and 2009 were reviewed retrospectively. The recurrence ...
Staykov Dimitre - - 2011
Background and purpose Intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) is an independent predictor of poor outcome in spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). Larger IVH volume and increasing number of affected ventricles have been associated with worse prognosis, however, little is known about the prognostic value of blood volume in the different parts of the ...
Chan Chih-Yang - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to compare management of varicose veins by endovenous laser ablation (EVL) and a vein-sparing procedure (CHIVA: Conservatrice et Hémodynamique de l'Insuffisance Veineuse en Ambulatoire) for management of varicose veins. METHODS: Data from 82 consecutive patients with great saphenous vein (GSV) reflux and ...
Du Chang-Zheng - - 2011
To evaluate the effect of multidisciplinary team (MDT) treatment modality on outcomes of patients with gastrointestinal malignancy in China. Data about patients with gastric and colorectal cancer treated in our center during the past 10 years were collected and divided into two parts. Part 1 consisted of the data collected ...
Elsharawy Mohamed A - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Persistent high incidence of limb loss resulting from advanced foot gangrene in patients with diabetes prompted an aggressive foot salvage surgery as a final attempt before below-the-knee amputation (BKA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of transtarsal amputations in achieving limb salvage at our vascular ...
Nielsen Hans Henrik Møller - - 2011
Abstract Objectives. The use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for high-risk patients was introduced in the early 2000s for treatment of aortic valve stenosis patients with too high surgical risk. During the last years, there has been a dramatic increase in TAVI procedures. TAVI programs are implemented in numerous ...
Hiromatsu S - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare our perioperative outcomes for open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) between the pre-endovascular aneurysm repair (pre-EVAR) and EVAR eras and to analyse whether the AAA that was excluded from EVAR could affect the perioperative outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Kurume ...
Vekeman Francis - - 2011
Abstract Background: Total hip and total knee replacement (THR/TKR) patients are at increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). VTE prevention using anticoagulation therapy increases the risk of bleeding. Therefore, any assessment of the cost of VTE and its prevention should also take into consideration risks and costs of bleeding. ...
Mihos Christos G - - 2011
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the outcomes of patients with a history of previous sternotomy who underwent minimally invasive mitral valve surgery through a right minithoracotomy approach. METHODS: We reviewed all the isolated mitral valve operations performed at our institution between January 1, 2005, and October 8, 2010, and selected for analysis ...
Aberg Daniel - - 2011
Context and Objective: GH has positive cognitive effects when given to GH-IGF-I-deficient patients. GH and IGF-I exert both neuroprotective and regenerative effects on experimental stroke. We investigated whether the endogenous serum IGF-I (s-IGF-I) levels correlated with recovery of functional independence in patients who had suffered an ischemic stroke. Subjects and ...
Bramer Sander - - 2011
Objective: Given the shortage of small-sized cryopreserved homografts for right ventricle (RV) to pulmonary artery (PA) reconstructions, more readily available larger-sized homografts can be used after size reduction by bicuspidalization. The aim of our study was to determine and compare function over time of standard and bicuspidalized homografts in infants ...
Ratto C - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Traditional treatment of fourth-degree haemorrhoidal disease (HD) is conventional haemorrhoidectomy and is frequently associated with significant pain and morbidity. In recent years, the use of transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD) for the treatment of HD has increased. The procedure aims to decrease the arterial blood flow to the haemorrhoids. Moreover, ...
Fritz S L - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Limited research exists on rehabilitative techniques focused on reducing disabilities after cerebral hemispherectomy despite persistent hemiparesis. OBJECTIVES: The efficacy of Intensive Mobility Training (IMT) for improving gait, balance and mobility was evaluated in patients after cerebral hemispherectomy and compared with clinical variables for signs of developmental neuroplasticity. METHODS: Participants ...
Della Puppa Alessandro - - 2011
Anticonvulsant therapy is usually recommended before surgery in all patients affected by high grade glioma who are planned to be treated with Carmustine 1,3-bis [2 chloroetyl]-1-nitrosurea, or BCNU) wafers. In fact, phase III studies have reported a risk of seizures higher than 30% in this group of patients. The aim ...
Kim Jin-Tae - - 2011
Despite potential benefits of histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) solution as a cardioplegic solution, it can cause hyponatremia, especially in pediatric patients. Fluctuations in the sodium concentration during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) can adversely affect the central nervous system. We evaluated the relationship between the cardioplegic solution, the fluctuation of sodium concentration, and the ...
Betts Brian C - - 2011
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6) may be an important pathogen following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). We prospectively evaluated weekly HHV6 viremia testing after allogeneic HCT using a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assay. HHV-6 viremia was detected in 46 of 82 (56%) patients at a median of 23 days post-HCT ...
Lindsay John R - - 2011
Selective adenomectomy via transsphenoidal surgery induces remission of Cushing's disease (CD) in most patients. Although an undetectable postoperative serum cortisol (<2 μg/dl) has been advocated as an index of remission, there is no consensus on predictors of recurrence. We hypothesized that patients with subnormal cortisol (2-4.9 μg/dl) might achieve long-term ...
Wang Shaobai - - 2011
Case-control study. To evaluate the effect of lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) on the disc deformation at the adjacent level and at the level one above the adjacent level during end ranges of lumbar motion. It has been reported that in patients with DDD, the intervertebral discs adjacent to the ...
Hijazi E - - 2011
Traditionally, the administration of aspirin is stopped seven days before coronary artery bypass surgery to reduce the risk of postoperative bleeding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of preoperative aspirin on bleeding in these patients. A prospective nonrandomized unblinded study was carried out at the King ...
Buellesfeld Lutz - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety, device performance, and clinical outcome up to 2 years for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The role of TAVI in the treatment of calcific aortic stenosis evolves rapidly, but mid- and long-term results are scarce. We conducted a ...
Hashem Ahmed M - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Full-thickness grafting from the ulnar border of the palm is an acceptable choice to cover appropriately sized defects of the volar surface of the hand. The outcome and donor-site morbidity are discussed. PATIENTS:: Twenty-two patients with variably located defects were treated with this technique. Mean age was 26.6 years ...
Pal A - - 2011
Objectives:  The frequency of pituitary tumour regrowth after an episode of classical pituitary apoplexy is unknown. It is thus unclear whether regrowth, if it occurs, does so less frequently than with non apoplectic non functioning pituitary macroadenomas that have undergone surgery without postoperative irradiation. This has important repercussions on follow ...
Comelli Ivan - - 2011
Rationale  At present, most patients presenting directly to emergency departments (EDs) do not meet the recommended door-to-balloon goal of less than 90 minutes for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. Until the year 2005, the goal of less than 90 minutes door-to-balloon time has been rarely achieved in our hospital (i.e. ...
Gazzera C - - 2011
PURPOSE: We conducted a single-centre retrospective analysis of the results and predictors of early mortality in emergency transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1992 and 2009, 82 patients with refractory variceal bleeding underwent emergency TIPS at our Institution. The success and complications of the procedure were assessed ...
Agabegi Steven S - - 2011
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohortOBJECTIVE: To determine whether preoperative radiographic parameters (translation, angular motion and lateral disc height) can predict fusion status in patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis who underwent a one-level decompression and noninstrumented posterolateral fusion using autogenous iliac crest bone graft.SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Noninstrumented posterolateral fusion is sometimes considered ...
Zhu Yi-Ming - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Engaging Hill-Sachs lesions are known to be a risk factor for recurrence dislocation after arthroscopic repair in patients with anterior shoulder instability. For a large engaging Hill-Sachs lesion, arthroscopic remplissage is a solution. HYPOTHESIS: Arthroscopic Bankart repair combined with the Hill-Sachs remplissage technique can achieve good results without significant ...
Benyahia Hicham - - 2011
The choice of treatment in adult skeletal Class III occlusions often poses a particularly tricky problem for the orthodontist. Faced with the option of either orthodontic camouflage or orthognathic surgery, the clinician's clinical experience is of paramount importance, especially in borderline cases. The aim of our study was to uncover ...
Hammerstingl Christoph - - 2011
Objective To assess the risk of bleeding and thromboembolism (TE) of bridging therapy with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) in patients undergoing pacemaker implantation. Background Current guidelines on peri-procedural management of patients with chronic oral anticoagulation (OAC) give no explicit recommendations on how to treat patients undergoing pacemaker implantations. Methods ...
Chang Mei-Yu - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Chair-sitting may allow for more readily activated scalene, sternocleidomastoid and parasternal intercostals muscles, and may raise and enlarge the upper thoracic cage, thereby enabling the thoracic cage to become more easily compressed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of chair-sitting training on respiratory muscle function ...
Horii Arata - - 2011
Abstract Conclusion: Bipolar scissors tonsillectomy followed by cooling down the pharyngeal mucosa has advantages in terms of postoperative pain and intraoperative blood loss compared with cold dissection. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the postoperative pain between bipolar scissors tonsillectomy followed by cooling the pharyngeal mucosa and ...
Ahmed Bina - - 2011
The COURAGE (Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation) trial was designed to compare optimal medical therapy alone versus optimal medical therapy and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for treatment of patients with stable coronary artery disease and showed equal efficacy for optimal medical therapy with or without PCI. The ...
Reddy G Kesava - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Ventriculoperitoneal shunting is the most widely used neurosurgical procedure for the management of hydrocephalus. Objective: To evaluate the long-term single institution experience in the management of adult hydrocephalus patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunts in adult patients. METHODS:: Adult patients who underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement for hydrocephalus from October 1990 to ...
Li Simon - - 2011
Intracranial arterial dissection is relatively rare and generally considered to have a worse outcome than extracranial arterial dissection. It is a clinically significant entity that can cause severely disabling ischaemic stroke or subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Only a few large case series of intracranial arterial dissection have been reported, particularly in ...
Trifanescu Raluca - - 2011
Objective: To clarify the outcome of all cases of Rathke's cleft cysts (RCC) treated surgically and followed-up in Oxford during a long-term period. Subjects and Methods: The records of all patients with RCC seen in the Department of Endocrinology between 1/1978-6/2009 were reviewed. Results: Thirty-three patients (20 females, median age ...
Ferrara Pietro - - 2011
Abstract Drug-induced renal injury represents a frequent clinical entity. The most common drugs associated with acute tubular necrosis are aminoglycosides, amphotericin B, radiocontrast agents, and cyclosporine, but no data exist about the potential renal toxicity due to anthelmintics administration. Anthelmintics are commonly considered quite safe agents, and side effects such ...
Kraft Shannon - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To report survey results of members of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) on the practice patterns of surveillance endoscopy and management of suprastomal granuloma (SSG) in children younger than 2 years with indwelling tracheostomy tubes and to review our internal practice patterns. PATIENTS: All patients younger than ...
Polimenakos Anastasios C - - 2011
Objective: Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in children with cardiac arrest refractory to conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been reported with encouraging results. We sought to review outcomes of neonates with functional single ventricle (FSV) receiving post-cardiotomy ECPR. Methods: Forty-eight patients who required post-cardiotomy extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) since the introduction ...
Muroi Carl - - 2011
Despite the failure of the international extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass study in showing the benefit of bypass procedure for prevention of stroke recurrence, it has been regarded to be beneficial in a subgroup of well-selected patients with haemodynamic impairment. This report includes the EC-IC bypass experience of a single centre over ...
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