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Huang Yao-Xing YX From the *Department of Gastroenterology, Guangzhou First People's Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University; †Department of Gastroenterology, Guangzhou Nansha Central Hospital, Guangzhou; ‡Department of Gastroenterology, Meizhou People's Hospital, Meizhou; §Department of Gastroenterology, Yue Bei People's Hospital, Shaoguan; and ∥Department of Gastroenterology, Shantou Central Hospital, Shantou, Guangdong Province, - - 2014
This study aimed to investigate the clinical features and incidence trends of hyperlipidemic acute pancreatitis (HLAP) of multicenter studies in Guangdong, China, for 15 years. The medical records of 1582 patients with acute pancreatitis who were admitted to 4 general hospitals of Guangdong from January 1990 to December 2005 were ...
Fischer K K Van Creveldkliniek, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The - - 2014
Prophylaxis has become the standard mantra of care for those individuals with severe haemophilia A and B. Primary prophylaxis is advocated to prevent the occurrence of symptomatic acute spontaneous haemarthroses and to preserve joint structure and function. Typically, twice or thrice weekly infusions of factor VIII or IX concentrates are ...
Ma Y-D YD Department of Neurosurgery, The Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China. - - 2014
In acute ischemic stroke patients, internal carotid artery occlusion with middle cerebral artery (ICA/MCA) occlusion in succession predicts a poor outcome after systemic thrombolysis. It is not known whether this occlusion subtype of the anterior circulation is due to dissections or cardiogenic thromboembolism. We aimed to find useful evidence to ...
Kriatselis Charalampos - - 2014
Electrical reconnection of the pulmonary veins (PVs) plays a key role in the recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after ablative treatment. This randomized controlled study tested the hypothesis that prolonged ablations, on areas that may be critical for left atrial (LA)-PV conduction, can significantly reduce the rate of acute PV ...
Chung Eugene S ES The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, Cincinnati, OH, - - 2014
In the Ultrafiltration versus Intravenous Diuretics for Patients Hospitalized for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure trial, ultrafiltration (UF) removed volume more effectively than usual care (UC). Hypothetically, UF may be superior to UC due to increased sodium (Na) removal and less neurohormonal activation. We compared UF and UC in a randomized ...
Liu Zhi-Hua ZH Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Sixth Affiliated Hospital to Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510655, P.R. - - 2014
Appendicectomy has been the gold standard treatment of acute appendicitis for more than a century, while nonoperative therapies, including antibiotics, have acquired increased interest in recent years. The present meta-analysis aimed to compare the therapeutic effects of antibiotics versus appendicectomy for the treatment of acute appendicitis. Medline, Embase and The ...
O'Brien Michael J MJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional outcomes, range of motion (ROM), elbow stability, and time to return to full activities after acute and subacute arthroscopic repair of a simple elbow dislocation in high-demand patients. "High-demand patients" were defined as in-season athletes and individuals who required use of ...
Kawamura Kodai K Division of Respiratory Medicine, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto, - - 2014
Background: Acute exacerbation of chronic fibrosing interstitial pneumonia (AE-CFIP) is an often fatal condition with no established treatment. Recently, macrolides were found to be beneficial in cases of acute lung injury. Objectives: To examine the clinical effectiveness and safety of intravenous azithromycin in patients hospitalized for AE-CFIP. Methods: A prospective, ...
Montalescot Gilles G Institut de Cardiologie, Centre Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière (AP-HP, ACTION Group, University Paris 6), 47 boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, - - 2014
We aimed to assess the impact of eplerenone on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in STEMI without known heart failure, when initiated within 24 h of symptom onset. In this randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial, we assigned 1012 patients with acute STEMI and without a history of heart failure to receive either eplerenone ...
Iyyadurai R R Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College & Hospital , Vellore, Tamil Nadu , - - 2014
Background. Organophosphate (OP) poisoning results in significant toxicity while pyrethroid poisoning is associated with extremely low fatality. OPs can inhibit the detoxification of pyrethroid and increase the toxicity of the combination. We assessed whether mixed OP-pyrethroid poisoning impacted outcome in human poisoning. Methods. Patients were identified from a prospectively collected ...
Nakayama Sayoko S Department of Gastroenterology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, - - 2014
There are few comprehensive reports detailing the prevalence of major adverse events associated with a double-balloon enteroscopy procedure. We retrospectively investigated the prevalence of major adverse events in 538 patients (262 males and 276 females; median age, 65 years; age range, 12-95 years) who underwent double-balloon enteroscopy at our Institution ...
Zhang Yang Y Yang Zhang, Xiao-Yu Hu, Sen Zhong, Guo Chen, Yan-Yan Wang, Department of Infectious Diseases, Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610072, Sichuan Province, - - 2014
To investigate the short-term and long-term efficacy of entecavir versus lamivudine in patients with spontaneous reactivation of hepatitis B presenting as acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). This was a single center, prospective cohort study. Eligible, consecutive hospitalized patients received either entecavir 0.5 mg/d or lamivudine 100 mg/d. All patients were given ...
Joo Kowoon K 0000-0002-3517-5033 Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, - - 2014
The object of this study was to evaluate the effect of uric acid lowering therapy in reducing the new development of comorbidities and the frequency of acute attacks in gout patients. We retrospectively reviewed patients who were diagnosed to have gout with at least 3 yr of follow up. They ...
Puls Miriam M Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Göttingen, Göttingen, - - 2014
Aims: MitraClip implantation is evolving as a potential alternative treatment to conventional surgery in high-risk patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR). However, outcome predictors are under-investigated. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of midterm mortality and heart failure rehospitalisation after percutaneous mitral valve repair with MitraClip. Methods ...
Cetin Eren E Eren Cetin, Sukran Ulger, Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara 06500, - - 2014
To investigate the role of triamcinolone in the management of acute and chronic enteritis caused by pelvic radiotherapy. Twenty-eight patients with rectum adenocarcinoma or endometrium adenocarcinoma were studied. We compared the results of 14 patients treated with injected triamcinolone acetonide (TA) with those of 14 patients who were not treated ...
Sood Manish M MM Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, - - 2014
The fact that acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with worse clinical outcomes forms the basis of most AKI prognostic scoring systems. However, early reversibility of renal dysfunction in acute illness is not considered in such systems. We sought to determine whether early (≤24 hours after shock documentation) reversibility of ...
Fu Haixia H Peking University People's Hospital, Peking University Institute of Hematology, Beijing Key Laboratory of Hematopoietic Stem Cell - - 2014
We compared total body irradiation (TBI,700 cGy)/cyclophosphamide (Cy,3.6g/m(2))/simustine (250mg/m(2)) plus anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) (TBI/Cy plus ATG) with cytarabine (8 g/m(2))/intravenous busulfan (Bu,9.6mg/kg)/Cy (3.6g/m(2)) /simustine (250mg/m(2)) plus ATG (modified Bu/Cy plus ATG) as preparative therapy in T-cell-replete haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) for acute leukemia. From August 2009 to August ...
Verhaegen Pauline D H M PD Association of Dutch Burn Centers, Red Cross Hospital, Beverwijk, The Netherlands; Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Red Cross Hospital, Beverwijk, The Netherlands; Burn Center, Red Cross Hospital, Beverwijk, The Netherlands; Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
In burn care, a well-acknowledged problem is the suboptimal scar outcome from skin grafted burn wounds. With the aim of improving this, we focused on a new technique: excision of the burn wound followed by primary closure, thereby using a skin-stretching device to stretch the adjacent healthy skin. The short- ...
Ilves Imre I Imre Ilves, Anne Fagerström, Petri Juvonen, Pekka Miettinen, Hannu Paajanen, Department of Surgery, Kuopio University Hospital, FI-70211 Kuopio, - - 2014
To investigate whether seasonal changes had an effect on the incidence of acute appendicitis (AA) or nonspecific abdominal pain (NSAP). We carried out a national register study of all patients with a hospital discharge diagnosis of AA and acute NSAP in Finland. Data were analyzed for the whole country and ...
Merolla Giovanni G Unit of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, D. Cervesi Hospital, Cattolica - AUSL della Romagna, Via L. V. Beethoven 46, Cattolica, Italy, - - 2014
Pectoralis major (PM) tendon rupture is an uncommon injury whose incidence has risen in recent decades mainly as a result of the increasing number of sports-practising individuals. This study evaluates clinical and ultrasound (US) outcomes after surgical repair of acute and chronic PM tendon rupture. Twelve men with PM tendon ...
Carron Michele M Department of Medicine, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The effectiveness of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation delivered by helmet (H-NPPV) as a weaning approach in patients with acute respiratory failure is unclear. We randomly and evenly assigned 64 patients intubated for acute respiratory failure to conventional weaning with invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) or H-NPPV. The primary end point was ...
Sung Sheng-Feng SF Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chiayi City, Taiwan; Min-Hwei College of Health Care Management, Tainan, - - 2014
The iScore is a validated tool to predict mortality and functional outcome after acute ischemic stroke. It incorporates stroke subtype according to the Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) classification as one of its factors. However, the TOAST stroke subtype may not be easily determined without extensive ...
Lin Leng-Chieh LC Department of Emergency Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Nursing, Chang Gung University Of Science and Technology, Chiayi Campus, Chiayi, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: - - 2014
Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)/creatinine (Cr) ratio was recently reported to be an independent predictor of stroke-in-evolution (SIE) among patients who had suffered acute ischemic stroke. We aim to determine if providing hydration therapy to patients with a BUN/Cr ≥15 reduces the occurrence of SIE after acute ischemic stroke. This prospective ...
Rust David A DA Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute at Twin Cities Orthopedics, Edina, Minnesota, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:There are limited data regarding outcomes and return to sports after surgery for acute versus chronic proximal hamstring ruptures. HYPOTHESIS:Surgery for chronic proximal hamstring ruptures leads to improved outcomes and return to sports but at a lower level than with acute repair. Proximal hamstring reconstruction with an Achilles allograft for ...
Shishehbor Mehdi H MH Director, Endovascular Services, and Staff, Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland - - 2014
Acute and critical limb ischemia post significant rates of morbidity and death, and need to be promptly recognized and treated to avoid amputation. Perfusion should be thoroughly assessed using multiple methods, and patients should be considered for revascularization (angioplasty or bypass surgery) to restore blood perfusion. Underlying conditions that need ...
Tshomba Y Y Vascular Surgery Department of Cardio‑Thoraco‑Vascular Surgery Università Vita‑Salute Scientific Institute H. San Raffaele, Milan, Italy - - - 2014
The aim of this article was to review indications, techniques, and outcomes of a series of open repair for aortic occlusive disease. Between 1991 and 2013, 1071 patients (917 men, 154 women; mean age 62.6 years) underwent open repair for aortoiliac occlusive disease. According to TASC II classification, 123 patients ...
Apel Arie - - 2014
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a rare disease with a poor outcome in adults. Over the years different protocols have been developed with the aim of improving the outcome. The German study group protocols (GMALL), which are the most frequently used in our institutions, changed significantly between the periods 1989-93 ...
Kuntze Söderqvist Asa A Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, - - 2014
We present our results from the first 6 years with mechanical thrombectomy in the treatment of ischemic stroke. Every patient treated with mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke from September 2005 to December 2011 was consecutively included in this retrospective analysis. Baseline and outcome data were retrieved from computerized records at ...
Kefeng Zhang Z Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Xicheng District, Beijing, China; Beijing Aortic Disease Center, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Chaoyang District, Beijing, - - 2014
To retrospectively summarize clinical experiences and mid-term follow-up outcomes of hybrid operation for Type B aortic dissection involving the distal arch. From February 2009 to April 2013, 15 consecutive patients (6 males and 9 females) with Type B aortic dissection (acute, n = 10; chronic, n = 5) involving the distal aortic arch underwent ...
Li Cheng-Nan CN Beijing Aortic Disease Center, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical - - 2014
EuroSCORE II is an objective risk scoring model. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of EuroSCORE II in the prediction of prolonged mechanical ventilation following total aortic arch replacement for acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection and evaluate the risk factors for prolonged mechanical ventilation. Between ...
Xu Wenfeng W School of Traditional Chinese Materia Medica, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang 110016, PR China; Key Laboratory of Structure-Based Drug Design and Discovery (Shenyang Pharmaceutical University), Ministry of Education, Shenyang 110016, PR - - 2014
Niuhuang Jiedu Tablet (NJT), composed of Realgar (As2S2), Bovis Calculus Artificialis, Borneolum Synthcticum, Gypsum Fibrosum, Rhei Radix et Rhizoma (RR), Scutellariae Radix (SR), Platycodonis Radix (PR) and Glycyrrhizae Radix et Rhizoma (GR), is an effective formula of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) used in treating acute tonsillitis, pharyngitis, periodontitis and mouth ...
Xu Xu-Dong XD Department of Cardiology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, PR - - 2014
Surgical repair is an effective method to treat ventricular septal defect (VSD) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, the mortality rate remains high. This study was designed to assess the immediate and mid-term results of transcatheter closure of postinfarct muscular VSDs. Data were retrospectively collected from 42 AMI patients who ...
Daluiski Aaron A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY. Electronic address: - - 2014
Acute elbow injuries that disrupt the lateral ulnar collateral ligament and result in posterolateral rotatory instability usually require surgical treatment. The 2 technical options reported, direct repair and use of a palmaris longus tendon graft, have usually favored the use of the graft. To balance this emphasis, we report our experience ...
Baudi P P Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Policlinico Modena University, Via del Pozzo 71, 41100, Modena, Italy, - - 2014
To compare functional and radiographic results of reverse prosthesis versus hemiarthroplasty after complex displaced proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients when adequate ORIF cannot be achieved and prosthetic shoulder replacement is required. From 2008 to 2012, 67 patients were treated with hemiarthroplasty or reverse arthroplasty. We evaluated 53 cases with ...
Stec Sebastian S Department of Cardiology, Medical Center for Postgraduate Education, Grochowski Hospital, Warsaw, Poland; ELMedica EP-Network, Kielce, - - 2014
Although the "near zero-X-ray" or "no-X-ray" catheter ablation (CA) approach has been reported for treatment of various arrhythmias, few prospective studies have strictly used "no-X-ray," simplified 2-catheter approaches for CA in patients with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). We assessed the feasibility of a minimally invasive, non-fluoroscopic (MINI) CA approach in such ...
Paty Philip S K PS The Institute for Vascular Health and Disease, Albany Medical College/Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study examined the effect of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) care coordination between vascular surgery and stroke neurology services with primary focus on acute patient stabilization and expeditious carotid endarterectomy (CEA). A standardized AIS protocol was instituted between vascular surgery and stroke neurology services in an academic hospital (group I) that ...
Kung Hsiang-Chi HC Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North - - 2014
In preventing invasive fungal disease (IFD) in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), clinical trials demonstrated efficacy of posaconazole over fluconazole and itraconazole. However, effectiveness of posaconazole has not been investigated in the United States in real-world setting outside the environment of controlled clinical trial. We ...
Di Saverio Salomone S *Trauma Surgery Unit, Maggiore Hospital Regional Trauma Center, Bologna Local Health District, AUSL, Bologna, Italy; †I Unit, General and Emergency and Trauma Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy; ‡Department of Surgery, Hospital of Macerata, Macerata, Italy; and §Emergency and Trauma Surgery Department, Maggiore Hospital of Parma, Parma, - - 2014
To assess the safety and efficacy of antibiotics treatment for suspected acute uncomplicated appendicitis and to monitor the long term follow-up of non-operated patients. Right lower quadrant abdominal pain is a common cause of emergency department admission. The natural history of acute appendicitis nonoperatively treated with antibiotics remains unclear. In ...
Lopez-Delgado J C JC Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge Intensive Care Department, IDIBELL , (Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Bellvitge) L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain - - - 2014
Aim: Little is known regarding the long-term outcome in cirrhotic patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The objective of this study was to identify preoperative and postoperative mortality risk factors and to determine the best predictors of long-term outcome. Methods: Fifty-eight consecutive cirrhotic patients requiring cardiac surgery between January 2004 and January ...
Schneider J J Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, Technische Universität München, Munich, - - 2014
Knowledge of the bacterial spectrum for acute cholangitis is essential for adequate empiric antibiotic treatment. To analyse the relation of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) with biliary pathogens in patients with acute cholangitis. This retrospective study identified 278 patients with 318 acute cholangitis episodes using an endoscopic database. The relationship between ...
Navaneethan Udayakumar U Udayakumar Navaneethan, Norma G Gutierrez, Ramprasad Jegadeesan, Preethi GK Venkatesh, Madhusudhan R Sanaka, John J Vargo, Mansour A Parsi, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, United - - 2014
To identify potential factors that can predict adverse short-term outcomes in patients with acute cholangitis undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Retrospective analysis of consecutive patients admitted to our center for acute cholangitis and underwent ERCP from 2001 to 2012. Involvement of two or more organ systems was termed as organ ...
Lubos Edith E Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, University Heart Center, Hamburg, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to assess predictors of acute procedural failure in surgical high-risk patients undergoing MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Abbott Park, Illinois) therapy. MitraClip implantation is a novel percutaneous option to treat significant mitral regurgitation (MR). In 300 patients (75 ± 9 years of age, 190 [63%] men), ...
Ochiai Satoshi S The Sports Medicine and Knee Center, National Hospital Organization, Kofu National Hospital, 11-35 Tenjin-cho, Kofu, Yamanashi, 400-8533, Japan, - - 2014
To verify the usefulness of and optimal timing for conducting anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, we evaluated and compared baseline characteristics and surgical outcomes in patients with ACL injury divided into acute and chronic groups. 101 patients after ACL reconstruction were studied. Patients who underwent surgery within 8 weeks after injury ...
Wu K Y KY Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Nephrologie, Charité Campus Mitte, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, - - 2014
The impact of isolated v-lesions on clinical outcome in biopsies with acute cellular rejection (ACR) is unclear. Two hundred and sixty-five biopsies showing the highest ACR severity for each patient were recruited and classified into four groups: (i) acute interstitial rejection (AIR) I with minimal tubulointerstitial inflammation (TI), (ii) AIR ...
Rylski Bartosz B Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Heart Center University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Stanford type A aortic dissection in patients with previous cardiac surgery (PCS) is a catastrophic disease. This investigation evaluates the results of a standardized integrated approach to type A dissection after PCS. Between 1993 and 2013, 629 patients with acute type A dissection (median age 61 [50 to 73] years, ...
Leemann Serafin S Private practice, Zürich, - - 2014
The purposes of this study were to evaluate patients with low-back pain (LBP) and leg pain due to magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed disc herniation who are treated with high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation in terms of their short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes of self-reported global impression of change and pain levels at ...
Straube Florian F 1Department of Cardiology and Internal Intensive Care Medicine, Heart Center Munich-Bogenhausen, Munich Municipal Hospital Group, Munich, - - 2014
-Cryoballoon (CB) ablation results in >70% freedom from AF at 1 year. Single-center data of the first (G1) and second (G2) CB, recently introduced, were analyzed to compare safety and efficacy. -From 3/2011 to 12/2012 CB ablation with spiral mapping was performed consecutively in 484 pts. with symptomatic AF. CBG1 ...
Oza Saumil R SR The Atrial Fibrillation Institute, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville, - - 2014
This report presents safety data on the use of a new open-irrigation radiofrequency ablation (RFA) catheter with a 56-hole porous tip in 742 patients enrolled in two U.S. prospective, multicenter observational registry studies representing real-world use of the catheter.Methods: This analysis is comprised of patients who underwent RFA of drug-refractory ...
Baser Kazim K Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess how well acute procedural outcomes predict the clinical outcome of catheter ablation of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). A consecutive series of 50 patients (28 women, age: 51±13 years) with frequent PVCs was referred for PVC ablation. Acute failure was defined as inability ...
de Carvalho Leonardo P LP National University Heart Centre, National University of Singapore, - - 2014
the purpose of this study was to investigate differences in long-term mortality following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients from three major ethnicities of Asia. We studied 15,151 patients hospitalized for AMI with a median follow-up of 7.3 years (maximum 12 years) in six publicly-funded hospitals in Singapore from 2000-2005. ...
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