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Franca Raffaella - - 2012
Aim: In the AIEOP-BFM 2000 trial, 15% of pediatric patients treated according to risk-adapted polychemotherapeutic regimens relapsed. The present study aimed to investigate the influence of GST-M1 and GST-T1 deletions on clinical outcome of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated according to the AIEOP-BFM ALL 2000 study protocol. Materials & ...
Głuszek Stanisław - - 2012
Abstract Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a significant clinical problem. There have been no prospective epidemiological data on AP in Poland. The aim of this study is to estimate prevalence, etiology and severity of acute pancreatitis in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship population, involving risk factors of this disease. Material and methods. In ...
Challagundla Sudhakar Rao - - 2012
BackgroundFollowing advice from the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group, we switched our antibiotic prophylaxis for elective hip and knee replacement surgery from cefuroxime to flucloxacillin with single-dose gentamicin in order to reduce the incidence of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea (CDAD). A clinical impression that more patients subsequently developed acute kidney injury ...
McCabe John J - - 2013
Mechanical thrombectomy has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of acute stroke. The Solitaire AB device is used for clot retrieval with unprecedented revascularisation rates being reported. Our aim is to report our experiences of the safety and efficacy of the Solitaire AB device in acute ischaemic stroke. A retrospective ...
Maniwa Tomohiro - - 2012
PURPOSE: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is associated with primary lung cancer and an increased risk of postoperative acute exacerbation (AE). Although the preoperative factors associated with AE of ILD are well described, there is little information about the postoperative factors. Thus, the present study focuses on the postoperative management of ...
Adel Brian van - - 2012
QUESTION What are the efficacy and safety of IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) administered within 6 hours of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) onset? METHODS DESIGN Randomized controlled trial (Third International Stroke Trial [IST-3]). Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN25765518. ALLOCATION Concealed.* BLINDING Mostly unblinded (the first 276 patients and their clinicians ...
Dixit Shreya - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the treatment of nonsexually acquired genital ulceration (NSAGU) are limited. OBJECTIVE: We sought to provide evidence for the safety and efficacy of topical and systemic corticosteroids followed by doxycycline prophylaxis for acute and recurrent NSAGU. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients with NSAGU treated ...
Domingo Pere - - 2012
BACKGROUND: We conducted a prospective, observational study in Barcelona (Spain) to determine changes in the spectrum of adult patients with bacterial meningitis (BM) over a 29-year period. METHODS: The observation was divided into two periods: 1982-1995 (I) and 1996-2010 (II). All patients underwent clinical examination on admission and at discharge ...
Tehrani Hiva - - 2012
Objective. Aluminum phosphide is used as a fumigant. It produces phosphine gas (PH(3)). PH(3) is a mitochondrial poison which inhibits cytochrome c oxidase, it leads to generation of reactive oxygen species; so one of the most important suggested mechanisms for its toxicity is induction of oxidative stress. In this regard, ...
Zeng Lili - - 2012
Background: Timely prediction of stroke outcomes is important for proper personalized treatment. In the present study, we aimed to develop cocktail blood biomarkers to increase prediction efficiency using a combination of hemostasis, inflammatory and repair-related biomarkers. Methods: 105 patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke were divided into good outcome group ...
Wissgott Christian - - 2012
PURPOSE: Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) is now established as an alternative treatment of acute arterial occlusions in addition to fibrinolysis and surgical thrombectomy. The objective of this retrospective study was the investigation of a rotational atherothrombectomy catheter in terms of safety and efficacy in the treatment of acute and subacute ...
Nombela-Franco Luis - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the timing, predictive factors and prognostic value of cerebrovascular events (CVEs) following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: The study included 1061 consecutive patients who underwent TAVI with a balloon- (64%) or a self- (36%) expandable valve. CVEs were ...
Hofferberth Sophie C - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The present study compared the outcomes between conventional surgery and the hybrid approach of proximal surgery with adjunctive retrograde descending aortic endografting plus distal bare metal stenting in acute DeBakey type I dissection. METHODS: From 2003 to 2011, 61 patients underwent surgical management for acute type A aortic dissection ...
Madenci Arin L - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Children who undergo cardiac surgery are at high risk for renal insufficiency and abdominal compartment syndrome. Peritoneal dialysis catheter (PDC) implantation is used in this population for abdominal decompression and access for dialysis. However, there is no consensus regarding PDC use, and the practice varies widely. This study was ...
Chang Jae Hyuck JH Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 137-701, South - - 2012
To investigate the usefulness of a new rendezvous technique for placing stents using the Kumpe (KMP) catheter in angulated or twisted biliary strictures. The rendezvous technique was performed in patients with a biliary stricture after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) who required the exchange of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage catheters ...
Jabbour E E Department of Leukemia, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA. - - 2013
The purpose was to assess predictive factors for outcome in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in chronic phase (CML-CP) treated with nilotinib after imatinib failure. Imatinib-resistant and -intolerant patients with CML-CP (n=321) were treated with nilotinib 400 mg twice daily. Of 19 baseline patient and disease characteristics and two ...
Bordignon Stefano - - 2012
AIMS: To assess the effects of low-dose (LD) and high-dose (HD) ablation on acute and chronic success in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). While the concept of visually guided pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) has been established little is known on energy titration using laser ablation.METHODS AND RESULTS: In 60 patients ...
Jensen Gunnar - - 2012
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the results after arthroscopically assisted double TightRope(®)-(TR) reduction with results after clavicular hook plate (HP) fixation in acute high-grade acromioclavicular (AC) joint separations. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2010, 69 consecutive patients with acute AC joint separations type Rockwood III and V ...
Bardon Petr - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Sonothrombolysis is a new treatment method for patients with acute ischemic stroke (IS). Various ultrasound frequencies and intensities are being tested these days. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the safety and efficacy of sonothrombolysis using 2 diagnostic probes and bilateral monitoring in patients with acute ...
Hutchinson Mathew D - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Contemporary techniques to enhance anatomical detail and catheter contact during atrial fibrillation ablation include: 1) the integration of pre-acquired tomographic reconstructions with electroanatomical mapping (I-EAM); 2) the use streerable introducers (SI); and 3) high frequency jet ventilation (HFJV). OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that using these stabilizing techniques during AF ablation ...
Wu Wei - - 2012
To investigate the effect of Chaiqinchengqi decoction (CQCQD) on serum amyloid A (SAA) in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) patients. Thirty-five participants enrolled and were randomly assigned into either a treatment condition (n = 17, treated with CQCQD) or a control condition (n = 18, treated with placebo) 24 hours following ...
Nakasato Houmei - - 2012
To describe a technique for treating pterygium by combining a subpterygial injection of bevacizumab followed by pterygial ligation. Bevacizumab (1.25 mg/0.05 mL) was injected into the base of pterygia in 4 patients, and the pterygial necks were ligated. The heads of the pterygia regressed and disappeared within 7 days after ...
Ding Guoqian - - 2012
The aims of this study were to assess the feasibility and safety of emergency ERCP and pancreatic duct (PD) stenting in acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP) patients in whom biliary endoscopic sphincterotomy proved difficult, and to compare the clinical outcome of those patients having emergency ERCP without pancreatic stent. One hundred ...
Turpie Alexander G G - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The optimal duration of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in acute stroke patients is unknown. This subanalysis of the Extended Prophylaxis for Venous ThromboEmbolism in Acutely Ill Medical Patients With Prolonged Immobilization (EXCLAIM) study investigated extended-duration thromboprophylaxis with enoxaparin, compared with placebo following standard-duration enoxaparin, in ischemic stroke patients. ...
Mitta Manish - - 2012
Two new neuro-protective agents, Edaravone and Citicoline were recently found to be beneficial in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). But there is no study to compare these two agents on same protocol in AIS. This study was aimed to compare these two neuroprotective agents in AIS. All patients of age more ...
Ryan Christina G CG Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, - - 2012
Existing data on outcomes following subdural hematoma have provided limited information on medical complications and functional outcomes. Mortality rates previously reported range from 22% to 66%. This is a retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data from a trauma registry in Washington State from 2005 through 2008. Patients were categorized ...
Mehta Sudhir - - 2012
To assess the efficacy of single dose of octreotide and compare it with another antisecretory agent racecadotril in the management of acute infective diarrhea. A randomized control study was done in the Department of Medicine and Infectious Disease Hospital (Department of Preventive and Social Medicine) of SMS Medical College and ...
Biesbroek J Matthijs - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Acute subdural haematoma (aSDH) is a rare complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and is associated with poor clinical condition on admission and poor outcome. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether aneurysmal aSDH is an independent risk factor for poor outcome. METHODS: In a series ...
Uhm Jae-Sun - - 2012
This study was performed to compare clinical and imaging parameters and prognosis of unprovoked pulmonary embolism (PE), provoked PE with reversible risk factors (provoked-rRF), and provoked PE with irreversible risk factors (provoked-iRF) in Koreans. Three hundred consecutive patients (mean age, 63.6 ± 15.0 yr; 42.8% male) diagnosed with acute PE ...
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 ...
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). ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hrnack Scott A SA Action Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Decatur, TX, - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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