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Popp Christina - - 2012
In the past histomonosis was very well controlled with Dimetridazole as a treatment and/or Nifursol as feed additive. In the European Union both products were banned in 1995 and 2003, respectively. This was followed by the re-emergence of the disease in the recent years. In the present case a farm ...
Kim Kwang Min - - 2012
Background/Aims: Despite common use of stent-instent methods for endoscopic bilateral metal stenting in malignant hilar obstruction, the longevity of these stents and clinical outcomes of patients who receive them are less well known than for the side-by-side method. We aimed to compare treatment outcomes according to bilateral stenting method. Methodology: ...
Scheller Bruno - - 2012
This study presents long-term clinical follow-up, including binary restenosis rate and major adverse cardiovascular events, of the PACCOCATH-ISR (Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis by Paclitaxel Coated PTCA Balloons) I and II trial. The PACCOCATH-ISR trial was a first-in-human study with a drug-coated balloon catheter and the first study for the treatment ...
Micari Antonio - - 2012
This study evaluated the use of a paclitaxel-eluting balloon (PEB) for treatment of femoropopliteal arterial disease. Conventional balloon angioplasty and stenting in this setting is associated with high restenosis rates within 12 months. Recent data suggest that PEB use may reduce restenosis. Twelve-month outcomes following PEB use with provisional stenting ...
Chen Shao-Liang - - 2012
Stenting strategies and clinical outcomes of bifurcation lesions in a chronic total occlusion (CTO) vessel after successful recanalization remain to be unknown. Between January 2001 and December 2009, 195 (41.1%) patients with 254 (47.0%) bifurcation lesions in CTO vessels from a pool of 564 patients with 659 CTO lesions were ...
Chang Zong-Ping - - 2012
Bare stent implantation in the treatment for native and recurrent coarctation of the aorta (CoA) has become established as an alternative to surgery and balloon angioplasty. However, this modality still encounters significant complications during the procedure and/or follow-up. The covered Cheatham-Platinum (CP) stent commonly used to be chosen as a ...
Choi Jae Myoung - - 2012
The placement of self expandable metal stent (SEMS) is one of the palliative therapeutic options for patients with unresectable malignant biliary obstruction. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a covered SEMS versus the conventional plastic stent. We retrospectively evaluated 44 patients with unresectable malignant biliary ...
Verma Akash - - 2012
Purpose:To evaluate whether air pockets (tracheobronchial air columns in the space between the outer surface of the stent and the adjacent airway wall) discernible at computed tomography (CT) can help optimize the time of stent removal in patients with posttuberculosis tracheobronchial stenosis (PTTS).Materials and Methods:The study was approved by the ...
Sorensen Sherman G - - 2012
Background: Percutaneous, mechanical closure of defects of the atrial septum fails to completely resolve shunting in up to 20% of cases. Little is known about the factors associated with device failure. Methods: We measured the left atrial opening (X), right atrial opening (Z), tunnel length (Y), septum secundum, device-septum primum ...
Hwang Hyeon Seok - - 2012
Numerous designs for tunneled hemodialysis catheter have been developed in an effort to improve catheter function and survival. In this prospective randomized controlled study, 97 patients were randomized into the palindrome catheter group (PC, n = 47) and step-tip catheter group (SC, n = 50). Demographic characteristics were not different between the two groups. ...
Bonaventura Klaus - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty for the treatment of coronary in-stent restenosis (ISR). The cost-effectiveness of this practice is unknown. METHODS: A Markov state-transition decision analytic model accounting for varying procedural efficacy rates, complication rates, and cost estimates was developed to ...
Aparici Robles F - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: We present the short- and long-term results of a series of patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenoses treated with angioplasty and stenting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reviewed patients with symptomatic intracranial stenoses greater than 50% who were treated with angioplasty, stenting, or both. We recorded demographic data and risk ...
Yardim Hasan - - 2012
Aim: We aimed to evaluate the frequency of catheter-related internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombosis, associated factors, and the anatomical variations of IJV in hemodialysis patients. Material and methods: Hemodialysis patients were evaluated with B-mode ultrasonography (USG). Participants in the prospective group were evaluated using USG prior to catheter insertion, 10 ...
Papavramidis Theodossis S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Intragastric balloons (BIB) are routinely used for weight reduction. They should be placed to the gastric fundus, as this place is believed more effective for achievement of satiety and thus weight reduction. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the balloon position may affect 6-month weight ...
Sung S M - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Recanalization with the Wingspan stent, which can be deployed rapidly and safely, is an option for treating acute ischemic stroke when intravenous thrombolysis has failed or is contraindicated. This study was performed to evaluate feasibility, efficacy, and safety of recanalization for acute middle cerebral artery occlusion using the ...
Gutiérrez-Chico Juan Luis - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The vascular tissue reaction to acute incomplete stent apposition (ISA) is not well known. The aim of this study was to characterize the vascular response to acute ISA in vivo and to look for predictors of incomplete healing. METHODS AND RESULTS: Optical coherence tomography studies of 66 stents of ...
Adlam David - - 2012
Objectives: To investigate rates of and reasons for second and subsequent stent procedures in an unselected, "real-world" population. Background: Repeat stenting is the primary difference reported in clinical trials of alternative revascularization strategies. The incidence, indication, and outcome for repeat stenting in contemporary practice outside the more selective populations of ...
Verzini F - - 2012
Even though differences between first-bypass vs. first-endovascular approach in below the knee (BTK) lesions have never been adequately compared, endovascular strategy first approach can be currently successfully used to treat BTK lesions in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Success however is strongly associated with risk groups, severity of disease ...
Laird John R - - 2012
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate longer outcomes of primary nitinol stenting for the treatment of femoropopliteal lesions up to 15 cm long after these stents were found to have superior short-term patency vs. balloon angioplasty. Methods: Two hundred and six patients (143 men; mean age 67 years) with intermittent claudication due ...
Rohde S - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Comparing safety and technical success of balloon-expandable stents and self-expanding stents for intracranial angioplasty and stenting in medically refractory intracranial atherosclerotic disease in a single center series. METHODS: Fifty-four self-expanding stents and 46 balloon-expandable stents were implanted in 100 consecutive patients (mean age 64 years, 74% male) ...
Lazar David A - - 2012
Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) has been used as a management strategy for neonates with refractory pulmonary failure. However, VV-ECMO has been limited in neonates secondary to cannula design and patient size. Herein, we describe the use of a bicaval dual-lumen catheter for VV-ECMO in neonates. The medical records of ...
Kim Kuk Seon - - 2012
We evaluated the usefulness of intracranial stent implantation for treating patients with atherosclerotic stenosis and with recurrent, ischemic, neurological symptoms despite having undergone medical therapy. Between March 2004 and April 2010, we attempted intracranial, stent-assisted angioplasty in 77 patients with 85 lesions (anterior circulation 73 cases, posterior circulation 12 cases) ...
Guagliumi Giulio - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The paucity of longitudinal, serial high-resolution imaging studies has limited our understanding of in vivo arterial response to drug-eluting stents. We sought to investigate the human coronary response to paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation, using serial optical coherence tomography assessments. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty patients with at least 2 significant coronary ...
Itoi Takao - - 2012
Tubular plastic and metal stents have inherent shortcomings when used for transenteric drainage of fluid collections. To evaluate a novel lumen-apposing, self-expandable metal stent for EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts and the gallbladder. Retrospective case series. Tertiary-care academic medical center. This study involved 15 patients (median age 54 years) with ...
Dukkipati Srinivas R - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the durability of pulmonary vein (PV) isolation following ablation using the balloon-based visually-guided laser ablation (VGLA) catheter. BACKGROUND: The VGLA catheter is a compliant, variable diameter balloon that delivers laser energy around the PV ostium under real-time endoscopic visualization. While acute PV isolation has been ...
Isayama Hiroyuki H Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, - - 2012
A high incidence of migration with covered metal stents has been reported in malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). A newly modified, partially covered, triple-layer nitinol stent was developed that has a longer uncovered portion (5-15 mm) to prevent stent migration. To estimate the efficacy and safety of the modified covered, ...
Touré Abdoulaye - - 2012
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CBSI) is a serious complication in patients on home parenteral nutrition (HPN). The aim was to analyze the impact of taurolidine-citrate lock solution (TLS) on CBSI rate in HPN patients with a high risk of catheter infection. METHODS: This retrospective study compared ...
Cook Stéphane - - 2012
AimsLate acquired incomplete stent apposition (ISA) is more common after drug-eluting stent (DES) than bare metal stent (BMS) implantation and has been associated with vascular hypersensitivity and stent thrombosis (ST). We investigated the impact of incidentally discovered ISA as assessed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) 8 months after DES implantation on ...
Zafar Mazhar Iqbal - - 2012
This paper evaluates the effects of different time-varying exposure patterns of the strobilurin fungicide azoxystrobin on freshwater microsocosm communities. These exposure patterns included two treatments with a similar peak but different time-weighted average (TWA) concentrations, and two treatments with similar TWA but different peak concentrations. The experiment was carried out ...
Suttie Stuart A - - 2012
Purpose: Arterio-venous fistulae (AVF) for hemodialysis are prone to problems, ultimately leading to failure of the fistulae. Our aim was to determine the site and time to first stenosis and time to and factors influencing AVF failure for radio-cephalic (RC), brachio-cephalic (BC), and transposed brachio-basilic (BB) AVF. Methods: Retrospective analysis ...
Kotani Jun-Ichi - - 2012
The long-term outcome and compliance of dual-antiplatelet therapy after implantation of drug-eluting stent in the "real world" setting in Japan has not been well investigated. The purpose of this study was to provide information on the introduction and outcomes including status and compliance of dual-antiplatelet therapy of sirolimus-eluting stent (SES). ...
Ozaka Masato - - 2012
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combination of gemcitabine (GEM) and S-1 (GS) in comparison to GEM alone (G) for unresectable pancreatic cancer. In this multicenter randomized phase II study, we randomly assigned unresectable pancreatic cancer patients to either the GS group or the G group. The GS ...
Ruud Ellen - - 2012
Background. Over 80 % of children with acute lymphatic leukaemia (ALL) survive, but many develop long-term effects after the therapy. The aim of the study was to reveal how much Norwegian adults treated for acute lymphatic leukaemia before the age of 16 know about the risk of long-term effects. Material and method. ...
Landgraeber Stefan - - 2012
We report on a female patient who underwent an arthroscopy of the right knee and was given a continuous femoral nerve block catheter. The postoperative course was initially unremarkable, but when postoperative mobilisation was commenced, 18 hours after removal of the catheter, the patient noticed paralysis and hypaesthesia. Examination confirmed ...
Sakaguchi Masanori - - 2012
The goal of this prospective study was to examine the effects of landiolol hydrochloride on prevention of atrial fibrillation and on hemodynamics in the acute postoperative phase after heart valve surgery. The subjects were 60 patients who underwent valve surgery at our hospital from April 2008 to July 2010. The ...
de Graaf R - - 2012
Chronic venous obstructions have been treated by means of bypass surgery, until, in recent decades, it was surpassed by endovascular treatment options. Although techniques may differ, some issues should be universal. It is recommended that patients are treated under general anaesthesia. Secondly, obstructive lesions should be fully stented. Finally, self-expandable ...
Bambauer Rolf - - 2012
Background. Catheter-related infections, thrombosis, and stenosis are among the most frequent complications associated with catheters, which are inserted in vessels. Surface treatment processes of the outer surface, such as ion-beam-assisted deposition, can be used to mitigate such complications. Methods. This retrospective study (1992-2007) evaluated silver-coated (54 patients) and noncoated (105 ...
Vijarnsorn Chodchanok - - 2012
Objectives. To compare the failure ratio and inhospital complications across three age groups of patients and to investigate the effects of balloon sizing on the success and the device diameter. Methods. This retrospective review was of 665 patients who had been listed for transcatheter-based closure of ASD between 1999 and ...
Tamaoki Marcel Jun Sugawara - - 2012
Shoulder dislocation is the most common dislocation among the large joints. The aim here was to compare the effectiveness of reduction of acute anterior shoulder dislocation with or without articular anesthesia. Prospective randomized trial conducted in Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (EPM-Unifesp). From March 2008 to ...
Boukouvala Stavroula - - 2012
A 41-year-old woman presented with painful swelling of the lateral aspect of the right upper lid along with ipsilateral conjunctival injection. Her right eye had limited abduction and pain on attempted lateral gaze. Funduscopy was normal. Medical history included Crohn's disease treated with sulphasalazine and azathioprine. White blood cell count, ...
Seo Jeong Pyo - - 2012
The recent development of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) allows visualization and estimation of the uncinate fasciculus (UF). We investigated injuries of the UF in patients with diffuse axonal injury (DAI) who showed no specific lesions except for DAI lesions on conventional brain MRI. Twenty-one chronic patients with DAI, and 21 ...
Rácz Istvan - - 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of preemptive pantoprazole infusion on early endoscopic findings in patients with acute ulcer bleeding. Records of 333 patients admitted with acute ulcer bleeding were analyzed. Ulcer bleeders were given either 80 mg bolus of pantoprazole followed by continuous infusion of 8 mg ...
Sonenblum Sharon Eve - - 2012
Background. This study aimed to describe how people move about in manual wheelchairs (MWCs) during everyday life by evaluating bouts of mobility or continuous periods of movement. Methods. A convenience sample of 28 MWC users was recruited. Participants' everyday mobility was measured using a wheel-mounted accelerometer and seat occupancy switch ...
Brito G A - - 2012
Aims of our study were to describe the long-term survival in patients surviving an acute tubular necrosis (ATN) episode and determine factors associated with late mortality. We performed a prospective cohort study that evaluated the long-term outcome of 212 patients surviving an ATN episode. Mortality at the end of followup ...
Kawahara Takashi - - 2012
A 23-year-old female had bilateral ureteral stents placed due to bilateral renal stones and hydronephrosis. The bilateral ureteral stents were changed every 3 months. A kidney ureter bladder (KUB) film showed left encrustation along the ureteral stent thus necessitating removal; however, the ureteral stent could not be removed cystoscopically. The ...
Uyanik Bunyamin - - 2012
Introduction. Acute appendicitis is the leading cause of abdominal pain in children requiring emergency surgical intervention. The aim of this study is to investigate the diagnostic value of MPV in early diagnosis of acute appendicitis cases in pediatric age group. Methods. This study was performed retrospectively. Three hundred five patients ...
Singh Akanand - - 2012
Background and Aims. Nutritional support in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) is controversial concerning the merits of enteral or parenteral nutrition in the management of patients with severe acute pancreatitis. Here, we assess the therapeutic efficacy of gradually combined treatment of parenteral nutrition (PN) with enteral nutrition (EN) for SAP. Methods. ...
Verma Rajesh - - 2012
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is an epidemic encephalitis characterised by altered sensorium, convulsions, headache, brainstem signs with pyramidal and extrapyramidal features. Immune-mediated manifestation as acute transverse myelitis (ATM) has not been previously reported in JE. We describe a 40-year-old man who presented with an acute onset quadriparesis with urinary retention, which ...
Kang Ki-Woon - - 2012
Positive peri-stent vascular remodeling (PPVR) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation is an important mechanism of late-acquired stent malapposition (LASM). A total of 226 patients (sirolimus-eluting stent [SES], n=105; paclitaxel-eluting stent [PES], n=121) from the Poststent Optimal Stent Expansion Trial who underwent a post-intervention and 9-month follow-up intravascular ultrasound were followed ...
Anwar M P - - 2012
Critical period of weed control is the foundation of integrated weed management and, hence, can be considered the first step to design weed control strategy. To determine critical period of weed control of aerobic rice, field trials were conducted during 2010/2011 at Universiti Putra Malaysia. A quantitative series of treatments ...
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