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Wieczorek Marcus - - 2012
PURPOSE: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using phased radiofrequency (RF) energy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). We characterize pulmonary vein (PV) conduction at repeat ablation in patients with AF after an initial successful PVI using phased RF technology and analyze the effects ...
Legras Antoine - - 2012
ABSTRACT Objectives: To evaluate the influence, on early postoperative outcomes, of temperature during hypothermic circulatory arrest in emergent surgery for acute type A aortic dissection. Design: Hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) with antegrade cerebral perfusion was performed in 63 patients who underwent emergent surgery for acute type A aortic dissection between ...
Heinisch Corinna - - 2012
Aims: Although routinely used, limited data are available regarding the long-term outcome after patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure using the HELEX® Occluder system. The aim of this study was therefore the examination of the acute and long-term outcome after transcatheter PFO closure using this system. Methods and results: All (n=407) ...
Lim Ming Y - - 2012
Abstract Central venous access devices (CVAD) are used for intravenous therapy in patients with hematological malignancies. There are limited data comparing catheter outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients undergoing induction chemotherapy. A retrospective review comparing the incidence of early- and late CVAD-associated complications and their effect on CVAD removal ...
Rodriguez-Entem Felipe J - - 2012
PURPOSE: Radiofrequency ablation (RF) of atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is an effective method for treating this arrhythmia. However, inadverted AV block requiring implantation of permanent pacemaker is a worrisome side effect. Although permanent AV block seems to be rare nowadays, patients are by no means spared from this severe complication. ...
Stamou Sotiris C - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of patients who had intraoperative aortic dissection (IAD) have not been thoroughly investigated. This study compared early and late clinical outcomes in patients with IAD vs spontaneous (non-IAD) acute type A aortic dissection. METHODS: Between January 1, 2000, and July 1, 2008, 251 ...
Tan Ker-Kan - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Data highlighting the long-term outcome following an initial episode of right-sided colonic diverticulitis is lacking. This study aims to evaluate and follow up on all patients with right-sided colonic diverticulitis. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who were discharged with a diagnosis of right-sided colonic diverticulitis from January ...
Wu Chun-Hsien - - 2012
AIMS: Prolonged indwelling urinary catheterization (IUC) increases risk of urinary tract infection. We aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors associated with IUC following acute stroke, and its impact on stroke outcome. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled stroke patients hospitalized within 10 days after onset from August 2006 to December ...
Besozzi Gianluca - - 2012
To report the occurrence of acute stroke after intravitreal bevacizumab administration to treat choroidal neovascularization due to angioid streaks in a patient affected by pseudoxanthoma elasticum. A 54-year-old man with pseudoxanthoma elasticum had vision loss because of choroidal neovascularization due to angioid streaks. He underwent two intravitreal bevacizumab injections. Three ...
Sbarouni Eftihia - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers for monitoring progression and prognosis of thoracic aneurysm are of great interest. Homocysteine (Hcy) induces elastolysis in arterial media and may directly affect fibrillin-1 or collagen whereas lipoprotein (Lp) (a) inhibits elastolysis by reducing activation of matrix metallopeptidase-9. METHODS: We studied 31 consecutive patients with acute aortic dissection ...
Zhang Kedong - - 2012
PURPOSE: The standard medical management for patients with acute massive pulmonary embolism (MPE) is systemic thrombolysis. However, it is generally thought that recent surgeries are a contraindication to thrombolytic therapy. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of systemic thrombolysis for postoperative patients with acute MPE and assessed ...
Yin Lianghong - - 2012
Objective: To treat acute carbon monoxide poisoning (ACOP) with extracorporeal membrane trioxygenation (ECMO3), and to determine the efficacy and safety of ECMO3. Method: Thirty-two New Zealand white rabbits were divided randomly into four groups including ECMO3 group (G1-ECMO3), oxygen treatment group (G2-FIO2), untreated ACOP group (G3-ACOP), and control group (G4-control). ...
Cavazzoni Emanuel - - 2012
Aim:  The effectiveness of Doppler guided transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD) was studied in arresting persistent haemorrhoidal bleeding in patients admitted as an emergency. Method:  Eleven patients with severe anal bleeding underwent emergency THD as definitive treatment for haemorrhoids. In the majority of patients antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy was ongoing and ...
Holm Jonas - - 2013
The predictive value of preoperative N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) was evaluated in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). As a substudy to a clinical trial 383 patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing CABG were studied. 17 patients had a concomitant procedure. NT-proBNP was measured ...
Font-Vizcarra Lluís - - 2012
Purposes: To evaluate the long-term outcome (at least 4 years) of patients who underwent a surgical debridement due to an acute prosthetic joint infection (PJI) and to compare them with a control group that did not have an acute septic complication.Methods: From January 1999 to December 2007, 61 patients with ...
Sobouti Behnam - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Numerous factors may contribute to renal tissue injury after urinary tract infection. We have evaluated the effects of vitamins A or E supplementation in combination with antibiotics for the prevention of renal scarring in acute pyelonephritis. METHODS: A simple non-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted on 61 children aged ...
Hrnack Scott A - - 2012
No consensus exists for the best primary repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Problems with wound healing and nerve damage can occur. Prolonged immobilization leads to stiffness and calf atrophy. This study assesses the clinical outcome of acute Achilles tendon repairs using a mini-dorsolateral incision followed by a rapid rehabilitation ...
Awadain Waleed - - 2012
Acute rejection in renal transplant is considered a risk factor for short-term and long-term allograft survival. The expected reversal rate for the first acute cellular rejection, by steroid pulse, ranges between 60% and 100%, and lack of improvement within 1 week of treatment is defined as steroid-resistant rejection. This work ...
Apodaca-Torrez Franz Robert - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of the Protocol for treatment of patients with severe acute pancreatitis. METHODS: We consecutively analyzed age, gender, etiology, length of hospital stay, type of treatment and mortality of 37 patients with severe acute pancreatitis from January 2002. RESULTS: The patients' ages ranged from 20 to ...
Scott Lesley J - - 2012
Oromucosal midazolam (Buccolam™), a benzodiazepine, is approved in the EU for the treatment of paediatric patients (aged 3 months to <18 years) with acute, prolonged, convulsive seizures. In clinical trials in children with prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures, oromucosal midazolam was at least as effective as rectal diazepam and as effective ...
Banerjee Marc - - 2012
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of lesser tuberosity transfer in acute locked posterior shoulder dislocation with a humeral head defect between 25 and 45 %. METHODS: Clinical and radiological results of seven patients with locked posterior shoulder dislocation with a humeral ...
Tomáš Lubomír - - 2012
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases, i.e., rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Crohn's disease (CD), and ulcerative colitis (UC). Anti-TNF-alpha strategies are successfully used in their treatment. However, their effect on heart function is still uncertain. The objectives of ...
Khemees Tariq A - - 2012
PURPOSE: Acute urinary retention (AUR) following catheter removal is a recognized complication after open or robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). We evaluated patient and surgery-related risk factors to determine if AUR can be prevented, which has not previously been done for prostatectomy by any technique. METHODS: We reviewed a single-surgeon RARP ...
Espinoza Tamara R - - 2012
The use of hyperinsulin therapy (HIT) in severe calcium channel antagonist (CCA) poisoning has become a more common therapy within the last decade. The objective of this study is to report 7 years of experience recommending HIT. This was a retrospective chart review utilizing our regional poison center (RPC) data ...
Coll-Vinent Blanca - - 2012
The aim of the study was to provide an overview on the current evidence on the method of cardioversion in patients presenting with recent-onset atrial fibrillation at the emergency department. ISI Web of Science and MEDLINE were explored for articles published between January 2000 and December 2011 in English or ...
DE Greef Yves - - 2012
Impact of Radiofrequency Characteristics. Objective: The objective was to study the impact of radiofrequency (RF) characteristics on acute pulmonary vein reconnection (PVR) and outcome after PVAC ablation. PVI with additional ablation of PVR (PVI + PVR) was compared to PVI-only. Methods: In 40 consecutive patients, after PVAC-guided PVI, adenosine and a 1-hour waiting ...
Pernès J-M - - 2012
The stated aims of treating acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are to prevent a pulmonary embolism, stop the clot from spreading, reduce the risk of a recurrence; they are less concerned with the late morbidity associated with post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). In accordance with the French (Afssaps, 2009) and North American ...
Mrózek Krzysztof K The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH 43210-1228, USA. - - 2012
To evaluate the prognostic significance of the international European LeukemiaNet (ELN) guidelines for reporting genetic alterations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We analyzed 1,550 adults with primary AML, treated on Cancer and Leukemia Group B first-line trials, who had pretreatment cytogenetics and, for cytogenetically normal patients, mutational status of NPM1, ...
Coté Gregory A - - 2012
The role of sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOM) in the management of patients with idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis requires clarification. We evaluated the therapeutic effects of endoscopic sphincterotomy in patients with recurrent acute pancreatitis and the prognostic significance of pancreatic sphincter dysfunction (SOD). We performed a randomized trial of endoscopic ...
Cortes Jorge E - - 2012
PURPOSEBosutinib is an oral Src/Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor. The phase III Bosutinib Efficacy and Safety in Newly Diagnosed Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (BELA) trial compared bosutinib with imatinib in newly diagnosed, chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). PATIENTS AND METHODSA total of 502 patients were randomly assigned 1:1 to bosutinib 500 mg ...
Nikfarjam Mehrdad - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is traditionally described in the setting of critical illness, where the diagnosis is based on clinical assessment and imaging criteria. Very few studies have assessed the features and outcomes of AAC in patients treated by cholecystectomy. METHODS: Patients with histologically confirmed acute cholecystitis treated in ...
Grotta James - - 2012
It is indisputable that in the first 2 to 3 hours of an acute ischemic, the best strategy to maximize recovery is robustly time-based and depends on getting the artery open as soon as possible. The second law of thermodynamics and the underappreciated effect of clot consistency and size must ...
Kara M Isa - - 2012
Purpose: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate results and complications in sinus floor augmentations performed in the presence of antral pseudocyst. Materials and Methods: Two hundred thirty-five sinus floor augmentation procedures performed in 179 patients (102 men and 77 women; mean age, 46.3 years; range 24 to ...
Pande Shantanu - - 2012
Acute mitral regurgitation (MR) may cause adverse hemodynamics following mitral balloon valvotomy (MBV). Some patients become severely hemodynamically unstable and require emergency mitral valve replacement (MVR), while others remain relatively stable with medical management. The study aim was to identify factors that would predict severe acute MR leading to severe ...
Aguilar Roberto F - - 2012
Six free-flying California condors (Gymnogyps californianus) were diagnosed with acute lead toxicosis that caused crop distension and stasis. Between January 2006 and January 2007, the birds were referred to the Phoenix Zoo in Arizona for emergency treatment. In 5 birds, an ingluviotomy was performed to place a feeding tube from ...
Mentese Ahmet - - 2012
To establish the value of ischemia-modified albumin levels in the determination of the long-term results of testicular torsion/detorsion-associated ischemia-reperfusion injury. Eighteen mature male Wistar rats were divided randomly into 3 groups (n = 6 for each group): control, acute torsion/detorsion (T/D) group, and long-term T/D. In the control group, scrotal ...
Bojić Lovro - - 2012
The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of acute angle-closure attacks among residents of the Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, during a 6-year period. In this retrospective, interventional case series study, hospital records of 53 consecutive patients (33 female, mean age 71.7 +/- 16.6 and 20 male, mean age ...
Kang Mun Soo - - 2012
Ruptured vertebrobasilar (VB) saccular aneurysm is a difficult lesion to treat, and is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to investigate the risk factors associated with the clinical outcome of ruptured VB aneurysms. A retrospective review of 29 patients with ruptured VB ...
Rodling-Wahlström Marie - - 2012
Objective. Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is associated with an inflammatory systemic response and cardiovascular complications. Asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA), an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, mediates vasoconstriction and might contribute to cerebral vasoconstriction and cardiovascular complications after SAH. ADMA is also involved in inflammation and induces endothelial dysfunction. The aim ...
Sreenivas T - - 2012
PURPOSE OF STUDY: To evaluate the factors associated with acute hematogenous septic arthritis of the knee in adults and to assess the outcome after open knee arthrotomy. METHODS: We performed a prospective evaluation of 26 adult patients with acute nongonococcal septic arthritis of the knee presenting within 7 days. All patients ...
Giraudo Giorgio - - 2012
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to compare the clinical outcomes and histological findings in prompt and delayed appendectomy for acute appendicitis. METHODS: All patients who underwent appendectomy for histologically confirmed acute appendicitis from 2003 to 2009 were included in this study. Patients were divided into three groups according ...
Mozayan Arash - - 2012
To report five cases of iritis after intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. The clinical charts of patients who received intravitreal injections of bevacizumab or ranibizumab from January 2009 to September 2011 by one physician were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 1,097 injections of bevacizumab and 571 of ranibizumab were administered. Five ...
Hagen Stefan - - 2012
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effect of half-fluence rate indocyanine green angiography (ICGA)-guided verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT) on macular sensitivity (MS) in eyes with acute symptomatic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: Single-center consecutive case series by retrospective chart review. Sixteen eyes of 16 patients with acute CSC of 3 months duration or ...
Pereira-Graterol Ernesto - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate postoperative functional results in soccer players diagnosed with acute grade III acromioclavicular dislocation, stabilized with clavicular hook plate. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2010, 11 soccer players were diagnosed with acute acromioclavicular dislocation. Mean age was 22.9 years. The clavicular hook plate was used for stabilization. The follow-up was ...
Başar Hakan - - 2012
PURPOSE: The effects of the grade, stability, chronological classification and being either unilateral or bilateral of the slip on the outcomes of the treatment by in situ single screw fixation of the Slipped capital femoral epiphysis were investigated. METHODS: 34 hips of 24 patients (7 girls, 17 boys; mean age ...
Monmaturapoj Teerapong - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical and bacteriological effectiveness of intravenous (IV) ceftriaxone followed by oral cefditoren pivoxil or IV ceftriaxone for acute pyelonephritis. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial of patients with a presumptive diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis was performed. Daily 2g IV ceftriaxone was initially given to all patients. ...
Aydin Erdinc - - 2012
Abstract Purpose: To investigate the efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab injection in patients with acute central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). Methods: Between 6 weeks and 3 months, 13 eyes of 22 patients with acute CSCR received an intravitreal bevacizumab injection (2 mg/0.08 mL), 9 eyes had no medical treatment as a control. At baseline ...
Saver Jeffrey L - - 2012
The Solitaire Flow Restoration Device is a novel, self-expanding stent retriever designed to yield rapid flow restoration in acute cerebral ischaemia. We compared the efficacy and safety of Solitaire with the standard, predicate mechanical thrombectomy device, the Merci Retrieval System. In this randomised, parallel-group, non-inferiority trial, we enrolled patients from ...
Fischer Dieter - - 2012
Aims: Restenosis after PCI and/or stent implantation is still one of the challenging problems in the field of interventional cardiology. Different approaches to prevent and to treat restenosis include the use of drug-eluting stents, which have shown to reduce restenosis. Another approach is the treatment with drug-coated balloons. This approach ...
Brott Brigitta C - - 2012
QUESTION What is the relative efficacy of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) given for 24 months compared with 6 months after coronary stent implantation? METHODS DESIGN Randomized controlled trial (RCT) (Prolonging Dual Antiplatelet Treatment After Grading Stent-Induced Intimal Hyperplasia Study [PRODIGY]). ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00611286. ALLOCATION Unclear allocation concealment.* BLINDING Blinded* (event adjudication ...
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