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Cao Xinfang X From the Department of Ophthalmology, First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate longitudinal changes in Implantable Collamer Lens phakic intraocular lens (pIOL) position after implantation. Department of Ophthalmology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Retrospective case series. Myopic eyes that had pIOL implantation with a follow-up of at least 24 months were evaluated. Ultrasound biomicroscopy examinations were performed at each visit. The ...
Wang Yiming - - 2014
Intestinal bladder augmentation has more disadvantages. One of the most promising alternative methods is tissue engineering in combination with surgical construction. Small intestine submucosa (SIS) is commonly used materials in tissue engineer. The aim of this study is determine the histologic and functional characteristics of SIS as bladder wall replacement ...
Märdian Sven S Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany, - - 2014
Although it remains the golden standard, several authors have questioned the role of pneumatic tourniquets in primary knee arthroplasty in recent studies. An intra-articular wound drainage is widely used in the field of total knee arthroplasty although the benefit of postoperative wound drainage is controversial in the literature. This study ...
Huang Chen C Chen Huang, Bin Lu, Yi-Hong Fan, Lu Zhang, Ning Jiang, Shuo Zhang, Li-Na Meng, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310006, Zhejiang Province, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of muscovite in preventing small bowel injury induced by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). We recruited and screened thirty-two healthy volunteers who were randomly allocated equally into two groups: an NSAID control group, who received 75 mg slow-release diclofenac, twice daily for 14 d; and an NSAID-muscovite ...
Issa Kimona K Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ - - 2014
Manipulation under anesthesia has been reported to improve range of motion when other rehabilitative efforts fail to obtain adequate motion after total knee arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the timing of the manipulation on knee range of motion and clinical outcomes. All 2128 ...
Beaudoin Stéphane S Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Center, 687 Pine Avenue Ouest, Montreal, Qc, H3A 1A1, Canada, - - 2014
Linear endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a safe and accurate diagnostic test for mediastinal adenopathy. Its feasibility through the nasal route has not been reported. The objective of this study was to document the feasibility of linear EBUS using the nasal route and compare its accuracy and safety with the oral ...
Hao Yan Y Department of Chemistry-Ångström Laboratory, Center of Molecular Devices, Uppsala University, Box 523, 751 20 Uppsala - - 2014
Novel phenoxazine dyes are successfully introduced as sensitizers into dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) with cobalt-based electrolyte. In sensitizers with triphenylamine (TPA) groups recombination from electrons in the TiO2 conduction band to the cobalt(III) species is suppressed. The effect of the steric properties of the phenoxazine sensitizers on the overall device ...
Jeng Karen W KW *Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey; †NJ Retina, New Brunswick, New Jersey; and ‡Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, - - 2014
To identify changes in intraocular pressure (IOP) after vitreoretinal surgical procedures in eyes that received either difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion 0.05% (DP) or prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension 1% (PA). A retrospective chart review compared a consecutive series of 100 patients who received DP with 100 patients who received PA after vitreoretinal ...
Zhang Ying - - 2014
Posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) is an effective alternative for treating rigid and severe spinal deformities. Accurate placement of pedicle screws, especially apically, is crucial. As morphologic evaluations of thoracic pedicles have not provided objective criteria, we propose a thoracic pedicle classification for treating rigid and severe spinal deformities. A ...
Zografos Theodoros T Department of Cardiology, Athens Red Cross Hospital, Athens, Greece; Department of Cardiology, Athens Euroclinic, Athens, - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence is common after successful direct current cardioversion (DCCV), with a 40% rate of recurrence within the first month. Several studies have investigated the potential association between brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal (NT)-proBNP levels before DCCV and the risk of AF recurrence, but results have been ...
Hong Jiaxu J Department of Ophthalmology, Fudan University, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, School of Shanghai Medicine, 83 Fenyang Road, Shanghai, 200031, - - 2014
Purpose: To evaluate the in vivo changes in Schlemm's canal (SC) in patients with primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) after trabeculectomy using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods: Forty eyes of 40 patients with PACG who underwent trabeculectomy were included. All participants underwent SD-OCT. The diameter and area of SC were ...
Paulick Thomas A TA Resident, Department of Podiatric Surgery, The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Electronic address: - - 2014
To date, few studies discussing the use of rail external fixation for the Lapidus procedure have presented acceptable complication rates. At least 1 study has suggested the technique is not recommended for routine use with this procedure. We present 2 methods of external fixation application and 2 protocols of early ...
Oshima Shigeki S *Hokkaido Orthopaedic Memorial Hospital, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan, Hiragishi 7-13, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 062-0937, Japan †Department of Advanced Medicine for Spine and Spinal Cord Disorders, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine Sapporo, Japan, North-15, West-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8638, Japan ‡Sapporo Orthopaedic Hospital, Sapporo, Japan, Hassamu 13-4, Nishi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 063-0833, - - 2014
Retrospective clinical case series. To evaluated the association between C1-C2 fixation angle and postoperative C2-C7 alignment in the sagittal plane after C1 lateral mass screw with C2 pedicle screw fixation (C1-LMS) or Magerl with wiring technique. Various techniques for posterior correction and fusion, such as the Magerl procedure with posterior ...
Malham Gregory M GM 1Neuroscience Institute, Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3121, Australia 2Greg Malham Neurosurgeon, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia 3NuVasive Australia & NZ Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria 3101, Australia 4Radiology Department, Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3121, Australia 5Nuclear Medicine Department, Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3121, - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected, non-randomized radiographic data.Objective. To examine the relationship between the presence of preoperative metabolically active facet arthropathy and the amount of indirect foraminal decompression gained following extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF).Summary of Background Data. While evidence of significant radiographic indirect decompression following XLIF has ...
Wang Xu X University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
A major challenge in characterizing features of the daily cortisol curve is variability in features over time. Few studies have examined the stability of daily features of the cortisol curve over long periods or the predictors of long term changes. Repeated salivary cortisol measures on 580 adults from the MESA ...
Portner Oliver O Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, 75 Pond Street, Ottawa, ON, K1L 8J1, Canada, - - 2014
According to the literature, closing and opening wedge high tibial valgus osteotomies can raise or lower the patella, and diffèrent methods of patella height measurement show similarly conflicting results. Clarification of this was thought to be important because there is much literature describing morbidity secondary to patella alta or patella ...
Fukuda Shinichi S Ophthalmology, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8575, Japan - - 2014
Purpose: Evaluation of bleb morphology using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) can offer important information regarding bleb function after glaucoma surgery. However, analysis of tissue properties, such as scar fibrosis of blebs, is difficult with conventional OCT. The birefringence of the blebs as susceptible measure of fibrosis scar was ...
Wang Ya-Hsien YH Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, - - 2014
Predicting functional improvement at an early stage after stroke is critical to setting treatment goals and strategies. The aim of this study was to identify factors that can predict motor function improvement at 3 months and 6 months poststroke. Forty-four patients with stroke were included in the study. We recorded ...
Baltajian Kedak K Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate if placental histopathological changes of vascular insufficiency correlate with circulating angiogenic factors in patients with preeclampsia. Materials and methods: Subjects were selected from a previous prospective cohort study of preeclampsia based on the availability of plasma anti-angiogenic factor (sFlt1) and pro-angiogenic factor (PlGF) measurements and placental histology ...
Argerakis Nicholas G NG From the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, New York (NGA, AKB)Weil Foot & Ankle Institute, Des Plaines, Illinois (NGA, LW, LSW, DA, CAF, EEK) - - 2014
Statement of Purpose. Excessive pronation of the rearfoot has been implicated as a destabilizing force in the progression of hallux abducto valgus. Although the scarf bunionectomy has been shown to effectively correct the intermetatarsal angle associated with hallux valgus deformity, its effect on the rearfoot has yet to be established. ...
Seo Jai Gon JG Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
We hypothesized that the circumstances of the two consecutive operations of a simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are different, and could lead to different outcomes of overlapping bilateral TKAs. Both knees of 420 subjects were evaluated in the current study. In the second TKA, there were more incidence rates ...
Maffè Stefano S Division of Cardiology, SS Trinità Borgomanero Hospital, ASL No, Novara, - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia, with a high recurrence rate, especially during the first months after cardioversion (CV). Few parameters have been evaluated as predictors for the maintenance of sinus rhythm (SR), with limited results. Recently total atrial conduction time (TACT) has been proposed as independent ...
Narayanan Sareesh Naduvil SN Departments of Physiology and Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), Manipal University, Manipal- 576 104, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Golgi-Cox staining method is considered as one of the best neurohistological and fascinating staining techniques to reveal the cytoarchitecture of the brain. Requirement of longer time (More than a month), laborious section processing steps, requirement of sophisticated equipment's and costly ready to use kits limits extensive use of this technique. ...
Jeong Bi O BO Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of inferior extensor retinaculum (IER) reinforcement and analyze differences in clinical and radiographic outcomes based on whether or not IER reinforcement was performed in modified Broström procedures. Forty-one patients (41 ankles) who underwent ankle reconstruction with either a Broström procedure ...
Steel David H W DH Sunderland Eye Infirmary, Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, UK, - - 2014
We sought to assess the effect of two different internal limiting membrane [ILM] peeling techniques carried out during surgery for idiopathic macular holes on the postoperative extent of a dissociated optic nerve fibre layer appearance [DONFL]. We collected prospective data of surgical records, videos, and pre- and postoperative imaging of ...
Ateşpare Altay A Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department, Maltepe University Medicine Faculty, Feyzullah Cad. No: 39, Maltepe, 34845, Istanbul, - - 2014
Normal mucociliary transport in the mucoperichondrium of the nasal septum is from a distal (anterior) to proximal (posterior) direction. This study was to determine the direction of mucociliary transport and histopathological changes in nasal mucosal rotation flaps when their transport directions were anatomically reversed. Thirty-two rabbits were divided into four ...
Haïssaguerre Michel M Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, CHU Bordeaux, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France - - 2014
-A specific non-invasive signal processing was applied to identify drivers in distinct categories of persistent atrial fibrillation (PsAF). -In 103 consecutive PsAF patients, accurate biatrial geometry relative to an array of 252-body-surface-electrodes was obtained from non-contrast CT-scan. The reconstructed unipolar AF-electrograms acquired bedside from multiple windows (duration:9±1 seconds) were signal-processed ...
Oelke Matthias M Department of Urology, OE 6240, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany, - - 2014
To investigate to what extent detrusor work during voiding is influenced by bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in adult men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). We reviewed data of patients with LUTS suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia who received computer-urodynamic investigations as part of their baseline clinical assessment. BOO was ...
Efird Jimmy T JT Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University , Greenville, NC , USA - - 2014
The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that there is seasonal variation in the incidence of Stanford type A aortic dissection (SA-AoD) among patients admitted to our cardiovascular surgical service. A sinusoidal logistic regression model was used to analyze event data for 6081 calendar days. A cyclic ...
Oguri Atsushi A From the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Henri Mondor, Creteil, France (A.O., M.Y., G.M., K.C., J.-L.D.-R., E.T.); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brest, Brest, France (M.G.); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dupuytren, Limoges, France (M. Laskar); Hopital Charles Nicolle, University of Rouen, INSERM Unite 1096, Rouen, France (H.E.); Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France (J.F.); Bichat Hospital, Paris, France (B.I.); Insitut Jacques Cartier, Massy, France (P.D.-G.); Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France (P.L.); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Rennes, Rennes, France (A.L.); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Lille, Lille, France (A.P., E.V.B.); University Lyon 1, Lyon, France (M. Lievre); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Besançon, Besançon, France (R.C.); and Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) performed under local anesthesia (LA) is becoming increasingly common. We aimed to compare the clinical outcomes in patients who underwent transfemoral-TAVI under general anesthesia (GA) and LA. Data from 2326 patients in the French Aortic National CoreValve and Edwards 2 (FRANCE 2) registry who underwent ...
Zurbuchen Urte U Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of the Humboldt University, Charité - Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cardiac complications are an important cause of morbidity and mortality observed after esophageal resections. We examined whether an high intrathoracic vagotomy during abdominothoracic esophagectomy would have an effect on intraoperative and early postoperative cardiac function in the setting of a minimally invasive resection. Two hypotheses were generated for this study: ...
Bircan H Y HY Department of Surgery, Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. ozgurkemik - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the LigaSure® Small Jaw Instrument (LSJI) with the conventional clamp-and-tie (CT) technique in thyroid surgery regarding complication rates (hematoma, hypocalcemia and recurrent nerve palsy), the duration of the operative procedure, and systemic and local inflammatory effects. Fifty-four consecutive patients were randomized prospectively ...
Spiegl Ulrich J UJ Steadman Philippon Research Institute, 181 W. Meadow Drive, Ste. #1000, Vail, CO, 81657, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the biomechanical effects of placing the biceps tenodesis stitch at the musculotendinous junction versus in the tendon only. Placing the stitch at the musculotendinous junction was hypothesized to result in a significantly weaker repair than stitching in the tendon only. Testing was ...
Malcharek Michael J MJ From the *Division of Neuroanesthesia and Intraoperative Neuromonitoring, Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy, Klinikum St. Georg gGmbH, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany; †Department of Intraoperative Neurophysiology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York; ‡Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy, and §Department of Vascular Surgery, Klinikum St. Georg gGmbH, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany; and ‖Department of Anesthesiology, Witten/Herdecke University, Helios Clinic Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, - - 2014
Methods for detecting intraoperative cerebral ischemia arising from internal carotid artery (ICA) cross-clamping during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) should be sensitive, specific, and rapid to prevent intraoperative stroke. We had 3 objectives pertaining to this: (1) investigation of the rates of success of multimodal evoked potential (mEP) monitoring using a combination ...
Ullah Waqas W Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a physically demanding procedure for the operator, involving radiation exposure, and has limited success rates. Remote robotic navigation (RRN) may offer benefit to the procedure, though only one previous small randomized trial has assessed this. Study the impact of RRN on one year ...
Koller Heiko H Center for Spine Surgery, Werner-Wicker-Klinik, Im Kreuzfeld 4, 34537, Bad Wildungen, Germany, - - 2014
Failure to select the appropriate lowest instrumented vertebra (LIV) in selective lumbar fusion (SLF) for thoracolumbar/lumbar curves (LC) can result in adding-on in the lumbar curve (LC) or the need for fusion extension due to a decompensating thoracic curve (TC). The selection criteria that predict optimal outcomes still need to ...
Iwashita Hayato H Section of Implant and Rehabilitative Dentistry, Division of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, - - 2014
Missing posterior teeth can decrease masticatory function and cause horizontal mastication deviation, i.e., mastication predominance. Mastication predominance may lead to abnormal tooth attrition and temporomandibular disorders. This study evaluated masticatory performance and mastication predominance in patients with missing posterior teeth to investigate effects of missing posterior teeth on masticatory performance ...
Lovelock Joshua D JD Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, - - 2014
Lead malfunction is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). We have shown that failure of recalled high voltage leads significantly increases following ICD generator replacement. However, generator exchange hasn't been recognized as a predictor of lead failure in general. The purpose ...
Maldonado-Diaz G G División de Ciencias Ambientales, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, Camino a la Presa San José 2055. Col. Lomas 4ª Sección, C.P 78216, San Luis Potosí, - - 2014
Formaldehyde (FA) biofiltration was evaluated over 310 days with and without ozone addition. Without ozone, the biofilter was able to treat formaldehyde at inlet loads (ILs) lower than 40 g m(-3) h(-1), maintaining, under this condition, an average removal efficiency (RE) of 88 % for a few days before collapsing to zero. The continuous ...
Oremakinde Adetunji A AA Department of Neurological Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, - - 2014
Object Error recording and monitoring is an important component of error prevention and quality assurance in the health sector given the huge impact of medical errors on the well-being of patients and the financial loss incurred by health institutions. With this in mind, assessing the effect of reporting errors should ...
Patay Zoltan Z Section of Neuroimaging, Department of Radiological Sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-3678, USA, - - 2014
Decreased cerebral blood volume (CBV) in contralateral cerebellar gray matter (cGM) in conjunction with cerebellar white matter (cWM) damage, consistent with crossed cerebro-cerebellar diaschisis (cCCD) develop following supratentorial hemispheric stroke. In this study, we investigated the longitudinal evolution of diaschisis-related cerebellar perfusion and diffusion tensor-imaging (DTI) changes in patients after ...
Seifeldin Sameh Ahemd SA From the *King Saud University, Saudi Arabia; †Cairo University, Egypt; and ‡King Abdullaziz, Saudi - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate soft tissue response after chin advancement using 2 different genioplasty techniques. The study included 8 adult patients who were divided equally into 2 groups: group 1 was surgically treated by sliding genioplasty, and group 2 was surgically treated by chin shield genioplasty ...
Yildirim Yildiray Y *Department of Ophthalmology and †Department of Otolaryngology, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital; ‡Division of Otolaryngology, Istanbul Surgery Hospital; §Department of Neurology, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; and ‖Department of Otolaryngology, Amasya University Training and Research Hospital, Amasya, - - 2014
Transcanalicular diode laser dacryocystorhinostomy (TCL-DCR) is used much in recent years for the surgery of nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO). Although TCL-DCR is accepted to be minimally invasive, safe, and effective, there is no report focusing on postoperative changes in olfactory function after this procedure. Hence, the aim of this current ...
Bevevino Adam J AJ Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda - - 2014
Study Design. Human cadaveric biomechanical analysis.Objective. Investigate the effect on cervical spine segmental stability that results from a posterior foraminotomy following cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA).Summary of Background Data. Posterior foraminotomy offers the ability to decompress cervical nerves roots while avoiding the need to extend a previous fusion or revise an ...
Diana Michele M IHU, Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Surgical Institute, Strasbourg, France, - - 2014
Fluorescence-based enhanced reality (FLER) is a technique to evaluate intestinal perfusion based on the elaboration of the Indocyanine Green fluorescence signal. The aim of the study was to assess FLER's performances in evaluating perfusion in an animal model of long-lasting intestinal ischemia. An ischemic segment was created in 18 small ...
Huang Hsuan-Ti - - 2014
This study hopes to establish the timeframe for a safe return to driving under different speed conditions for patients after minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty and further explores how well various kinds of functional tests on knee performance can predict the patients' braking ability. 14 patients with right knee osteoarthritis ...
Cappelleri Gianluca G From the *Department of Anesthesia, Azienda Ospedaliera Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, Milano; †Department of Anesthesia, Ospedale di Circolo Varese, Varese; and ‡Department of Anesthesia, Irccs San Raffaele, Milano, - - 2014
Among the various factors influencing the success rate, onset time, and duration of peripheral nerve blocks, the role of local anesthetics concentration remains uncertain. In this prospective, randomized, single-blinded study, we evaluated whether varying the dilution of a fixed dose of mepivacaine solution influenced onset time and duration of sciatic ...
Tallón-Aguilar Luis L Hospital Infanta Elena, Huelva, Spain - - 2014
Background. The suture dehiscence has traditionally represented a major surgical problem that has not fully resolved. Surgeons should perform sutures in nonoptimal conditions using different methods of sealing and/or reinforcement of suture. The aim is to assess the effectiveness of TachoSil in an experimental model of colon perforations in a ...
Al-Dhahri Saleh F SF Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
To optimize and individualize post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia management. A multicenter prospective cohort study. Two tertiary care hospitals. parathyroid hormone (PTH) was measured preoperatively, then at 1 and 6 hours after surgery. The required doses of calcium and vitamin D were defined as those maintaining the patients asymptomatic and their cCa ≥ ...
DeWitt Aaron G AG Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, - - 2014
Infants with critical congenital heart disease, especially patients with a single-ventricle (SV) physiology, are at increased risk for the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Decreased splanchnic oxygen delivery may contribute to the development of NEC and may be detected by regional oximetry (rSO2) via splanchnic near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). This prospective ...
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