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Ringdén Olle - - 2013
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge no randomized toxicity studies have been conducted to compare myeloablative conditioning (MAC) and reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) in allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). DESIGN AND METHODS: Adult patients ≤60 years of age with myeloid leukemia were randomly assigned (1:1) to treatment with RIC (n=18) or MAC ...
Rao Chalapathi - - 2013
BACKGROUND& AIMS: Sepsis is an important complication and cause of morbidity and mortality in acute pancreatitis (AP). The source of sepsis may be infected pancreatic and peripancreatic collections and/or necrosis or extrapancreatic including infections in the blood stream or respiratory and urinary tracts. We studied the implications of the source ...
Urbanski Paul P - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate operative and long-term results of valve-sparing aortic root surgery in acute type A dissection. The repair consisted of selective replacement of all dissected and pathological sinuses. METHODS: Forty-six patients (mean age 62 ± 14; range 29-88 years, 3 with Marfan syndrome), ...
Peña Maria T - - 2013
IMPORTANCE The widespread use of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PVC7), developed to combat invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infections, has the potential to influence the prevalence and antibiotic resistance patterns of pathogens associated with orbital complications from acute sinusitis. Given the significant morbidity that may result from inadequate treatment of orbital ...
Hall William A WA Department of Radiation Oncology and Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Electronic address: - - 2013
Novel techniques to deliver intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) have resulted in improved treatment efficiency and dosimetric endpoints. We aimed to compare acute gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) toxicity in patients treated for adenocarcinoma of the prostate (ACP) using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). A total of 122 (71 IMRT ...
Halpin Stephen J SJ Leeds Gastroenterology Institute, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 7TF, United - - 2013
To suggest infliximab (IFX) is effective for acute severe ulcerative colitis, from real-life clinical practice. All patients receiving IFX for the treatment of acute severe ulcerative colitis in a single centre were included. Data were extracted from clinical records in order to assess response to IFX therapy. The primary endpoint ...
Kim J K - - 2013
Acute calcium deposits are characterized by acute pain and a radiographic finding of amorphous calcification. A prospective, observational study was carried out on 30 consecutive patients undergoing conservative treatment for acute calcium deposits of the hand and wrist. Thirteen patients presented with acute calcific peritendinitis (Group A), and the other ...
Sanak Daniel - - 2013
AIMS: Early recanalization of the occluded cerebral artery is substantial for clinical improvement in acute ischemic stroke (IS) patients. The rate of achieved recanalizations using IVT is low. The aim of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of bridging full-dose intravenous-intraarterial (IV-IA) thrombolysis to IVT alone in ...
Andrade Jason G - - 2013
 INTRODUCTION: Optimal cryoballoon ablation parameters for pulmonary vein (PV) isolation remain to be defined. We conducted a randomized preclinical trial to compare 2- versus 4-minute ablation lesions and assess the safety of active (forced) cryoballoon deflation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-two dogs underwent PV isolation with a second-generation 23 mm cryoballoon ...
Sun Jia-Kui JK Department of Intensive Care Unit, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210006, Jiangsu Province, - - 2013
To investigate the effects of early enteral nutrition (EEN) on the immune function and clinical outcome of patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Patients were randomly allocated to receive EEN or delayed enteral nutrition (DEN). Enteral nutrition was started within 48 h after admission in EEN group, whereas from the ...
Rylski Bartosz - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Previous investigators have reported a grave prognosis for iatrogenic acute aortic dissection (iAADA), but such studies are limited by their small sample sizes. The purpose of the current study was to analyse the clinical characteristics, current management and surgical outcomes in a large number of iAADA patients identified through ...
Eken Cenker - - 2013
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the analgesic efficacy and safety of intravenous, single-dose paracetamol versus dexketoprofen versus morphine in patients presenting with mechanical low back pain (LBP) to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: This randomised double-blind study compared the efficacy of intravenous 1 gm paracetamol, ...
Sylvester John J 21st Century Oncology, Department Radiation Oncology, Bradenton, FL, - - 2013
To compare postoperative dosimetry and acute toxicity of new 0.5-mm (125)I seeds in 20-gauge (20G) diameter prostate brachytherapy (PB) needles with standard 0.8-mm seeds in 18G needles. Postoperative dosimetry was performed on 100 consecutive PB patients treated with ThinSeeds in 20G needles and compared with 100 consecutively treated PB patients ...
Weis-Müller Barbara Theresia - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcome and surgical success rate of open surgical reconstruction for acute symptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion up to 1 week after stroke onset were analyzed to determine a cutoff time, after which risk exceeds clinical benefit. METHODS: From November 1997 to March 2007, a total of 5369 ...
Ugochukwu A I - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Acute perforated peptic ulcer is a leading cause of generalized peritonitis and its management has continued to be a challenging task in our environment. OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of published reports on acute perforated peptic ulcers in our environment. This study was conducted to evaluate the different pattern ...
Choi Chang Hu - - 2013
Total arch replacement (TAR) is being more widely performed due to recent advances in operative techniques and cerebral protective strategies. In this study, the authors reviewed the relationship between TAR and early- and mid-term changes of the false lumen after TAR in acute type A aortic dissection. Twenty-six patients (aged, ...
Mohamed Sahar Abdel-Baky - - 2013
To investigate the analgesic effect of adding clonidine to topical bupivacaine for acute and chronic postmastectomy pain. Randomized, prospective, double-blinded study. Cancer institute and university hospital. 140 ASA physical status 1 and II women, aged 30 to 50 years, scheduled for modified radical mastectomy with axillary dissection for breast carcinoma. ...
Bitar Mohamed A - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of an immunostimulant (bacterial lysate) Broncho-Vaxom in the management of children with recurrent acute tonsillitis. METHODS: A 5-year retrospective cohort study of 177 children presenting with a diagnosis of recurrent acute tonsillitis. Patients' demographics and laboratory studies at presentation were retrieved. For patients given Broncho-Vaxom, ...
Suppiah Aravind A The Pancreatic Unit, St James's University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF, UK. - - 2013
The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), calculated from the white cell differential count, provides a rapid indication of the extent of an inflammatory process. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of the NLR in acute pancreatitis (AP) and determine an optimal ratio for severity prediction. NLRs were ...
Mitrovic Mirjana - - 2013
High-hemorrhagic early death (ED) rate is a major impediment in the managing of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). In our group of 56 newly diagnosed APL patients, ED occurred in 12 subjects, due to endocranial bleeding (8/12), differentiation syndrome (2/12), or infection (2/12). Predictors of hemorrhagic ED were as follows: white ...
Minami Tomoyuki - - 2013
Purpose: To study mid-term outcomes in patients admitted to receive treatment for acute type B aortic dissection. Methods: The study group comprised 229 patients with acute type B aortic dissection treated between January 2000 and July 2010. 128 patients had a thrombosed false lumen, and 101 had a patent false ...
Kuliha M - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Sonolysis is a new therapeutic procedure for arterial recanalization. The aim of this study was to confirm the safety and efficacy of endovascular sonolysis by using the EkoSonic Endovascular System in subjects with acute ischemic stroke.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Patients with acute ischemic stroke with occlusion of the middle cerebral ...
Venjakob Arne J - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Currently, no clinical midterm results have been reported on arthroscopically assisted reduction of the acutely dislocated acromioclavicular (AC) joint using suture-button devices for fixation. HYPOTHESIS:Athroscopically assisted reduction of the acutely dislocated AC joint yields satisfactory clinical outcomes without loss of reduction, clavicle migration, or AC joint degeneration at midterm follow-up ...
Tanaka Nobumichi - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: To compare the periodical incidence rates of genitourinary (GU) and gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity in patients who underwent prostate low-dose-rate brachytherapy between the monotherapy group (seed implantation alone) and the boost group (in combination with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)). METHODS: A total of 218 patients with a median ...
Wu Jinjin - - 2013
AIMS: Data about the acute and long-term outcome of catheter ablation in patients with D-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) post-Mustard/Senning operation are scarce.METHODS AND RESULTS: This single-centre retrospective analysis includes 26 patients (mean age 28.7 ± 6.7 years, 8 females) after Mustard (n = 15) or Senning (n = ...
Dorado Laura - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Several endovascular revascularization strategies have been described for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). One of them is stenting when a very narrow stenosis with high reocclusion risk remains after recanalization. This study describes the risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) after emergent stenting in patients with AIS ...
Yoon Woong - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) may appear on computerized tomography scans after mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke. The incidence and prognosis of this observation remain unknown. We investigated the frequency and clinical consequences of SAH after treating acute ischemic stroke with multimodal approach heavily weighted toward mechanical thrombectomy ...
Wang Guiliang - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) with severe complications such as multiple organ failure, necrosis, abscess, and formation of pancreatic pseudocysts often gives rise to a high mortality despite intensive treatment. Parenteral nutrition (PN), elemental enteral nutrition, and ecoimmunonutrition (EIN) hastened the recovery of SAP patients, stimulated gastrointestinal motility, and alleviated ...
Petersen Bret T - - 2013
Background and Study Aims. Endoscopic placement of self-expanding metal stents (SEMSs) is indicated for palliation of inoperable malignant biliary obstruction. A fully covered biliary SEMS (WallFlex Biliary RX Boston Scientific, Natick, USA) was assessed for palliation of extrahepatic malignant biliary obstruction. Patients and Methods. 58 patients were included in this ...
Huang Ping - - 2013
Currently, the recommendation when treating acute biliary or pancreatic disease during pregnancy is to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) without radiation exposure, either empirically (with no radiographic guidance) or with ultrasound guidance. However, few published studies compared these two ways. This study aimed to compare ultrasound-guided ERCP with the procedure ...
Chen Zong-Rong - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Chen, ZR, Wang, YH, Peng, HT, Yu, CF, and Wang, MH. The acute effect of drop jump protocols with different volumes and recovery time on countermovement jump performance. J Strength Cond Res 27(1): 154-158, 2013-The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effect of (a) a drop ...
Ibagy Amanda - - 2013
To analyze patients younger than 2 years with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, treated in the period between 1990 and 2010 in a state reference center. This was a clinical-epidemiological, cross-sectional, observational, and descriptive study. It included patients younger than 2 years with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, treated in the period of 1990 ...
Williamson Kelly - - 2013
There is no general consensus among clinicians on the superior route or duration of treatment with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for acute acetaminophen (APAP) poisoning, and head-to-head studies comparing intravenous (IV) and oral NAC have not been done. Recent 20-hour IV NAC protocol failures in the United States prompted some to question ...
Decourcelle Vincent - - 2013
Background Management of acute coronary syndromes in elderly patients is poorly defined. Objective To assess the impact of functional decline on all-cause mortality in elderly patients with acute coronary syndromes. Method Clinical data, including the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events score and assessment of functional status obtained by using ...
Kao Hsu-Ching - - 2013
. To determine early predictors of outcomes of adult patients with severe acute respiratory failure. . 100 consecutive adult patients with severe acute respiratory failure were evaluated in this retrospective study. Data including comorbidities, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, Acute Physiological Assessment and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) ...
Abubakar Sani - - 2013
Over 80% of stroke deaths occur in low-income and middle-income regions of the world. Identification of predictors of mortality is vital so that prompt therapeutic measures could be instituted to improve outcome. Previous studies have identified factors such as stroke severity, stroke type, older age, impairment of consciousness and hyperglycaemia ...
Balti Eric Vounsia - - 2013
Determinants of post-acute stroke outcomes in Africa have been less investigated. We assessed the association of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and insulin resistance with post-stroke mortality in patients with first-ever-in-lifetime stroke in the capital city of Cameroon (sub-Saharan Africa). Patients with an acute first-stroke event (nā€Š=ā€Š57) were recruited between May and ...
Kawano Noriaki - - 2013
Objective Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by the proliferation of blasts with distinct morphology and promyelocytic leukemia-retinoic acid receptor alpha (PML-RARA) transcripts. Although the treatment outcome is dramatically improved by all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), life-threatening bleeding from enhanced fibrinolytic-type disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) remains a serious clinical problem, and ...
Pereira Olga - - 2013
Acute oesophageal necrosis, also known as 'Black Oesophagus', is a rare endoscopic finding since its first description by Goldenberg in 1990. In endoscopic studies, the frequency ranged from 0.01% to 0.2%. The aetiology is undefined and is probably multifactorial. A 62-year-old woman, with chronic alcoholism, was admitted to the internal ...
Mozayan Arash - - 2013
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 ...
Lachiewicz Paul F - - 2013
Exchange of the tibial liner in revision knee arthroplasty for wear and other indications is controversial. The purpose of the study was to determine the clinical success and reoperation rate for liner exchange performed for four groups of patients. Thirty-nine revisions were identified in which modular liner exchange was performed: ...
Basher A - - 2013
Background. Acute organophosphorus (OP) poisoning is relatively common and a major cause of death from poisoning in developing countries. Magnesium has been shown to be of benefit in animal models. Methods. We conducted a phase II study of bolus doses of (MgSO4) in 50 patients with acute organophosphate poisoning. Patients ...
Orr Justin D - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to report short-term outcomes and return to duty rates in a cohort of active duty U.S. military personnel who underwent repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures using the Achillon mini-open technique. Between October 2009 and March 2012, 15 consecutive patients underwent mini-open repair of ...
Chen Shao-Liang - - 2013
Stent grafting for treatment of type B aortic dissection has been extensively used. However, the difference in the long-term clinical outcome between patients with chronic versus acute type B aortic dissection remains unknown. This study aimed to analyze the difference in long-term clinical outcome after endovascular repair for patients with ...
Niv Galia - - 2013
Constipation is a common complaint, frequently treated with cleansing enema. Enemas can be very effective but may cause serious adverse events, such as perforation or metabolic derangement. Our aim was to evaluate the outcome of the use of cleansing enema for acute constipation and to assess adverse events within 30 ...
Parkinson Fran - - 2013
A 62-year-old man with no major comorbidities became acutely hyponatraemic on the second postoperative day following a routine carotid endarterectomy. He developed a headache, became hypertensive and confused, and then had a seizure and required intubation and admission to the intensive care unit. A CT angiogram of his head and ...
Yu Weiyan - - 2013
Spontaneous acute exacerbation (AE) of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is often detrimental but sometimes leads to sustained immune control and disease remission. The efficacy and safety of nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) in patients with spontaneous AE of CHB remains unclear. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of NAs in patients ...
Syazarina Sharis Osman - - 2013
Acute urinary retention (AUR) is one of the most serious complications of benign prostatic hypertrophy. This study was done to predict the outcome of trial of voiding without catheter (TWOC) in patients with AUR with intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP) detected on transabdominal ultrasound. Other factors such as prostatic volume and ...
Bharath R - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess and compare the response to two forms of treatment-immobilization with zoledronic acid injection and immobilization with oral weekly Alendronate, in patients with diabetes mellitus and acute Charcot arthropathy (CA) of foot in terms of clinical and radiological parameters. Patients attending the endocrinology ...
Zhang R - - 2013
Endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage (ERBD) using a plastic stent is suggested to be as effective as endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) with a nasobiliary catheter for temporary biliary drainage in acute obstructive cholangitis. However, there are few studies that have compared the two methods. We therefore compared the safety and effectiveness ...
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