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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Coté Gregory A GA Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Kawahara Takashi - - 2012
The first indwelling ureteral splint was described in 1967. A ureteral stent can cause unpleasant side effects, such as urinary frequency, urgency, incontinence, hematuria, bladder pain and flank pain, which have a negative impact on a patient's quality of life. It is necessary to minimize the amount of material in ...
Botella-Carretero Jose I - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) has become a common therapy, with tunneled central venous catheters (CVCs) being preferred for its administration. Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are not currently recommended for long-term HPN, although evidence to support this statement is scarce. The authors aimed to evaluate the outcomes of HPN, ...
Rastan Aljoscha - - 2012
The study investigated the long-term clinical impact of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in comparison with bare-metal stents (BMS) in treatment of focal infrapopliteal lesions. There is evidence that SES reduce the risk of restenosis after percutaneous infrapopliteal artery revascularization. No data from randomized trials are available concerning the clinical impact of ...
Dabus Guilherme - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The formation of de novo pseudoaneurysms after stent implantation has not been well characterized after stenting of intracranial vessels. Its clinical significance is unknown, resulting in a difficult decision making process with regard to its treatment. METHODS: The database of patients treated at the Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, ...
Lee Tae Hoon - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Theoretically, the side-by-side bilateral placement of metal stents may be technically easier than stent-in-stent bilateral placement in stent revision. However, side-by-side placement can be technically challenging, as the deployment of the first stent can preclude the passage of the second stent. AIM: We explored the technical feasibility and revision ...
Calvert Robert C - - 2012
Study Type - Therapy (RCT) Level of Evidence 1b What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? One of the suggested factors for stent-related symptoms is that excess distal intravesical stent mass may cause bladder irritation. There is a lack of studies investigating this in a randomised controlled ...
Li Yongkun - - 2012
Atherosclerotic subclavian artery stenosis (SAS) accompanied with other craniocervical artery stenosis (OCAS) is not uncommon in practice. We sought to investigate the safety and efficacy of endovascular stenting for SAS in patients with OCAS. Between January 2004 and February 2012, 71 consecutive atherosclerotic SAS patients who underwent primary stenting in ...
Kadowaki Susumu - - 2012
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: It is generally thought that an internal short stent placed across the pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) following pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) usually passes spontaneously through the rectum thereafter; however, we experienced some patients who presented with pancreatitis and cholangitis owing to delayed defecation of the stent. The purpose of this study was to ...
Bader Markus J - - 2012
This study aims to evaluate whether optical coherence tomography (OCT) using both the surface and the endoluminal technique is feasible to investigate the locations and degree of encrustation process in clinically used ureteral stents. After removal from patients, 14 polyurethane JJ stents were investigated. A fresh JJ served as a ...
Vajda Zsolt - - 2012
PURPOSE: Stenting in intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) is increasingly debated, due to issues of procedural safety, technical efficacy, and in-stent recurrent stenoses (ISR). In the present study, feasibility, safety, and efficacy of angioplasty using a drug-eluting balloon (DEB) followed by the implantation of a self-expanding stent (Enterprise) were evaluated for ...
Farnbacher Michael J - - 2012
Common bile duct stenting is widely performed for bridging benign and malignant obstructions. A major limitation is early stent occlusion making regular stent exchange necessary. Covalent binding of glycosaminoglycanes to polyethylene stents proved to reduce encrustation in urological implants. Since development of urological and biliary stent occlusion shows parallels, the ...
Puffer Ross C - - 2012
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is characterized by headache, papilledema, visual field changes and tinnitus with elevated cerebral spinal fluid opening pressures on lumbar puncture. Left untreated, this condition can lead to permanent visual loss. Previous treatment modalities include medical management, therapeutic lumbar puncture and optic nerve sheath fenestration. They have ...
Chung Joonho - - 2012
Object The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the long-term effects of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) on blood pressure (BP). Methods Between January 2003 and December 2009, 134 patients underwent 145 procedures for treatment of carotid artery stenosis. Patients with at least 1 ...
Sommer Philipp - - 2012
AIMS: Three-dimensional (3D) mapping has been established for clinical routine in an interventional electrophysiology (EP). Recently, a novel sensor-based 3D catheter tracking system has been introduced integrating 3D non-fluoroscopic catheter navigation into the environment of pre-recorded 2D fluoroscopy [MediGuide™ Technology (MG)]. We are reporting on the first clinical experience for ...
Rutsch W - - 2012
Non-stent-based immediate release formulations of paclitaxel have been shown to reduce in-stent restenosis in animal experiments and clinical trials. In the porcine overstretch model paclitaxel dissolved in the contrast medium iopromide inhibited neointimal proliferation in a dose-dependent manner after intracoronary injection and was well tolerated. As a first step entering ...
Werner Martin - - 2012
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of endovascular brachytherapy with liquid beta-emitting rhenium-188 (Re-188) in patients with long-segment in-stent stenosis in the femoropopliteal segment. Methods: From July 2009 to April 2011, 90 consecutive patients (59 men; mean age 68.3±10.3 years, range 43-86) with symptomatic in-stent stenosis/occlusion (24.6-cm mean lesion length) ...
Shammas Nicolas W - - 2012
Purpose: To evaluate the role of orbital atherectomy in calcified infrapopliteal arteries in patients with critical limb ischemia compared to balloon angioplasty (BA) alone. Methods: A randomized multicenter study was undertaken to evaluate short and 1-year outcomes in 50 patients (32 men; mean age 71 years, range 40-90) with confirmed calcified ...
Doomernik D E - - 2012
Results of endovascular treatment for long de novo lesions of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) are limited by in-stent restenosis (ISR). Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) covered stents are developed to reduce the incidence of ISR. This study was conducted to summarize available data on the use of endoprosthesis in the treatment of ...
Yeom Jong Hoon - - 2012
Although acute tolerance to opioids, especially to remifentanil, has been demonstrated consistently in animal studies, the results of clinical trials in humans are controversial. The aim of this study was to determine whether intraoperative infusions of remifentanil used as an adjuvant in general anesthesia result in acute tolerance, an event ...
Aburto-Murrieta Yolanda - - 2012
Cerebral vasospasm (CV) accounts significant morbimortality after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical outcome of patients with CV treated by 2 endovascular procedures: intra-arterial nimodipine angioplasty (IANA) and balloon angioplasty (BA). Between 2008 and June 2011, we performed 22 IANA and 8 BA ...
Metzner Andreas - - 2012
Clinical Outcome After Endoscopic PVI. Introduction: The acute and long-term outcome of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using an endoscopic ablation system (EAS) has only been reported in single-center studies. The current prospective, multicenter study assessed the acute and 1-year outcome following PVI using the EAS. Methods and Results: Seventy-two patients (34 ...
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