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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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
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) ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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). ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Marzilawati Abd-Rahman - - 2012
The metabolism of paracetamol in Asians is thought to differ from Westerners. Detailed clinical features of paracetamol -induced hepatotoxicity among Asians remains largely unreported. A retrospective review of adult cases with paracetamol overdose over a five-year duration was performed in two of the largest public institutions in this country. Prevalence ...
Kida Mitsuhiro - - 2012
Recent progress in chemotherapy has prolonged the survival of patients with malignant biliary strictures, leading to increased rates of stent occlusion. Even we employed metallic stents which contributed to higher rates and longer durations of patency, and occlusion of covered metallic stents now occurs in about half of all patients ...
Alurkar Anand - - 2012
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of stent-assisted coiling of ruptured intracranial wide-necked aneurysms in a setting of acute subarachnoid hemorrhage, without compromising on the antiplatelet regimen. Forty-two consecutive patients who underwent stent-assisted coiling for ruptured wide-necked intracranial aneurysms from August 2008 to May 2012 were studied. Demographic data like ...
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 ...
Fox Benjamin D - - 2012
To critically review the effectiveness of the novel oral anticoagulants (rivaroxaban, dabigatran, ximelagatran, and apixaban) in the treatment of acute venous thromboembolism. Systematic review and random effects meta-analysis. Data were extracted independently by two investigators. An adjusted indirect comparison was performed to compare between novel oral anticoagulants. Medline, Embase, and ...
Guevara Gonzalo G Instituto Colombiano de Genética y Oncologia Molecular E-mail: - - 2012
To evaluate the hematological, cytogenetic, and molecular responses in Colombian patients with CML chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) treated with imatinib. Two groups of patients, one with the novo diagnostic and another in state of complete cytogenetic remission were followed for 12 months with quantitative PCR evaluations every three months and ...
Park Kyung Woo - - 2012
Second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) have raised the bar of clinical performance. These stents are mostly made from cobalt chromium alloy. A newer generation DES has been developed from platinum chromium alloy, but clinical data regarding the efficacy and safety of the platinum chromium-based everolimus-eluting stent (PtCr-EES) is limited, with no ...
Liu Qingjun - - 2012
We evaluated the long-term clinical results of acute complete acromioclavicular dislocations treated with micro-movable and anatomical acromioclavicular plate. Open reduction and internal fixation was performed using the MAAP in 16 patients (10 males, 6 females; mean age 36 years; range 16 to 63 years) with acute complete acromioclavicular joint dislocation. ...
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 ...
Bangalore Sripal - - 2012
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of currently used drug eluting stents compared with each other and compared with bare metal stents in patients with diabetes. Mixed treatment comparison meta-analysis. PubMed, Embase, and CENTRAL were searched for randomised clinical trials, until April 2012, of four durable polymer drug eluting stents ...
Hui David S - - 2012
To examine the long-term effect of CPAP on carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome(OSAS). A prospective observational study over 12 months at a teaching hospital on 50 patients newly diagnosed with OSAS who received CPAP or conservative treatment (CT). Carotid IMT was assessed with ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Wang Yejun - - 2012
Magnetisation transfer ratio (MTR) can reveal the degree of proton exchange between free water and macromolecules and was suggested to be pathological informative. We aimed to investigate changes in optic nerve MTR over 12 months following acute optic neuritis (ON) and to determine whether MTR measurements can predict clinical and ...
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, ...
Jang Jae-Sik - - 2012
To evaluate the impact of cilostazol on the angiographic and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stents and treated with aspirin and thienopyridine. A total of 11 randomized controlled trials including 8,525 patients comparing triple antiplatelet therapy (aspirin, thienopyridine and cilostazol) with standard dual antiplatelet therapy ...
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 ...
van Boeckel Petra G A - - 2012
Benign esophageal ruptures and anastomotic leaks are life-threatening conditions that are often treated surgically. Recently, placement of partially and fully covered metal or plastic stents has emerged as a minimally invasive treatment option. We aimed to determine the clinical effectiveness of covered stent placement for the treatment of esophageal ruptures ...
Tsuboko Yoshiaki - - 2012
The efficacy of sivelestat in the treatment of acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) has not been established. In part, this is due to the wide variety of factors involved in the etiology of ALI/ARDS. In this study, we examined the efficacy of sivelestat in patients with ALI/ARDS associated ...
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 ...
Pádua Laryssa Maria Siqueira - - 2012
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) accounts for 5% to 7% of congenital heart disease, with an incidence of 0.3 to 0.4 per 1000 live births. Surgery was the only choice of therapy for CoA until 1982 when balloon angioplasty became an available alternative for its treatment. Re-coarctation, aneurysm and aortic ...
Bahari Rafidah R Psychiatry Department, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia. rafi - - 2012
A 13-year-old boy presented with a 2 weeks history of tearfulness, childish behaviour, separation anxiety, hypersomnia, hyperphagia and sexual disinhibition following a brief episode of fever. He had been experiencing the episodes since he was seven. The episodes lasted from a few days to 3 weeks and would normally occur ...
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 ...
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 ...
Yayan Josef - - 2012
For the last 15 years, alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator) has been used widely throughout the world for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Although considered to be safe and effective, like all drugs, alteplase has side effects. This retrospective cohort study was conducted in the intensive care unit of ...
Kawahara Takashi T Urology Department, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan. - - 2012
A 69-year-old female had a right ureteral stent placed due to ureteral stricture resulting from cervical cancer in March 2008. The ureteral stent migrated to the ureter and was not exchanged. A new ureteral stent was inserted, and was exchanged every 3 months. The patient was referred to our department ...
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