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Hsu Ron-Bin RB Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, - - 2014
Suture line dehiscence and pseudoaneurysm formation is one of the leading causes of late reoperation after surgical repair of acute type A aortic dissection (AAD). A sandwich technique can affect the need of reoperation. We sought to assess the late outcomes (mortality and reoperation) of a modified reinforced sandwich technique ...
Parrilla G G Service of Interventional Neuroradiology, Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Carretera Madrid-Cartagena S/N, 30120, Murcia, Spain, - - 2014
Our objective was to evaluate the effect of treatment with stent-retrievers in octogenarians suffering an acute ischemic stroke. A total of 150 consecutive patients with acute stroke who were treated with stent-retrievers between April 2010 and June 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into those <80 years old (n = ...
Chung Fa-Po FP Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, - - 2014
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is an effective therapeutic strategy in eliminating drug-refractory idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias (RVOT VAs). It remains unclear what factors influence early and late VA recurrences after ablation. The aim of our study was to elucidate the differences between early and late recurrences after ...
Kölbel T T Dep. for Vascular Medicine, University Heart Center Hamburg, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, - - 2014
Treatment-strategies for Type B aortic dissection (TBAD) are rapidly developing towards endovascular treatment strategies. While TEVAR for acute TBAD shows favourable results, TEVAR in chronic TBAD following the same interventional strategies as in acute TBAD by covering the proximal entry-tear alone has shown unsatisfactory results with one third of the ...
Fedele Roberta R Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera BMM, Reggio Calabria, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare safety and efficacy of the association of busulfan with cyclophosphamide (BuCy2) versus busulfan and fludarabine (BuFlu) as a conditioning regimen in allogeneic hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation (allo-HPCT) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). A total of 65 consecutive patients who received ...
Sninsky Brian C BC University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Urology, Madison, Wisconsin, United States ; - - 2014
Though considered standard of care for symptomatic urolithiasis, few data are available evaluating the effects of multiple ureteroscopic laser lithotripsies (URS) on long term renal function. We investigated this relationship in a population with pre-existing mild to moderate kidney disease. Prior studies have been limited by estimates of glomerular filtration ...
Gabrielli Roberto R Department of Vascular Surgery, Policlinico Casilino, Rome, - - 2014
Objectives To evaluate the outcome of acute popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) thrombosis and leg ischemia after preoperative or intraoperative use of intra-arterial urokinase thrombolysis. Materials and Methods From 2000 to 2009, 86 patients with acute leg ischemia (Rutherford grade IB to IIA) from PAA thrombosis were treated by immediate surgery including intraoperative ...
Sampaio Brandão Gustavo Muçouçah GM Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Postgraduate Program in General Basis of Surgery, Botucatu School of Medicine, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu-SP, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Duplex ultrasound scanning (DUS) is the method of choice for diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). However, only a few studies have performed prospective serial DUS after an acute episode of DVT to assess its evolution. This study aimed to report our experience using DUS combined with a thrombosis score ...
Park Tae Young TY Division of Gastroenterology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Heukseok-ro 102, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, - - 2014
Biliary decompression with antibiotic therapy is the mainstay treatment for acute cholangitis with bacteremia. A few studies have been conducted to investigate the optimal duration and route of antibiotic therapy in biliary tract infection with bacteremia. Patients with acute cholangitis with bacteremia who achieved successful biliary drainage were randomly assigned ...
Parra Salinas Ingrid M IM Haematology Department, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Zaragoza, - - 2014
Hyperleucocytosis is associated with higher morbidity and mortality related to possible development of leucostasis, tumour lysis syndrome and/or disseminated intravascular coagulation. There is insufficient evidence of the need for leukocytapheresis during early treatment of hyperleucocytosis, and its efficiency remains controversial, although leucoreduction is a measure that can prevent adverse events ...
Schueler Robert R From the Departments of Medicine II (R.S., D.M., M.W., N.W., C.M., A.G., G.N., C.H.) and Cardiovascular Surgery (A.W.), Heart Centre Bonn, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, - - 2014
Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) is a treatment option in patients with symptomatic functional or degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR) at high surgical risk. The acute effect of MitraClip procedure on mitral valve (MV) annular geometry and its relation to functional outcomes is unclear. We sought to assess immediate effect of ...
Schernthaner Melanie B MB Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Baptist Hospital of Miami, 8900 North Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176; Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis (UAT) and standard catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in patients with acute and subacute limb ischemia. Medical records of all patients treated with thrombolysis for acute and subacute limb ischemia between August 2005 and January 2012 were reviewed. Coprimary (increase in ankle-brachial index, ...
Jin Tao T Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Sichuan Provincial Pancreatitis Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. - - 2014
Recent international multidisciplinary consultation proposed the use of local (sterile or infected pancreatic necrosis) and/or systemic determinants (organ failure) in the stratification of acute pancreatitis. The present study was to validate the moderate severity category by international multidisciplinary consultation definitions. Ninety-two consecutive patients with severe acute pancreatitis (according to the ...
Wang Huay-Min - - 2014
Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is effective in preventing esophageal variceal rebleeding. However, the optimal EVL interval remains unclear. To investigate the effectiveness and safety of EVL using two intersession intervals. methods: From January 2009 to October 2012, 214 patients with acute esophageal variceal bleeding were screened. Emergency ligation was performed ...
Naz Farrah F Department of Paediatric Medicine, The Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of nebulized mucolytic therapy (N-acetylcysteine) in treatment of children with acute bronchiolitis. Study Design: Prospective randomized, controlled study. Place and Duration of Study: Paediatric Medical Unit of the Children's Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, Lahore, from November 2011 to April 2012. Methodology: All ...
Ye Tianwen - - 2014
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcome of the surgical treatment of acute complete acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation with multistrand titanium cable for coracoclavicular (CC) stabilization. Forty-two patients with acute complete AC joint dislocation, Rockwood III, IV, V, were treated with CC stabilization using multistrand titanium ...
Cao Christopher C Systematic Review Unit, Collaborative Research (CORE) Group, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research, Sydney, Australia; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are treated with dual antiplatelet agents, including aspirin and clopidogrel, to prevent mortality and recurrent ischemia. However, those who require coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) could have increased postoperative bleeding and bleeding-related adverse outcomes. The current guidelines on clinical management differ significantly. The ...
Ortega P M PM Department of General Surgery, University Clinic of Navarra, University of Navarra, Avda. Pío XII 36, 31008, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain, - - 2014
No definitive surgical treatment for non-acute pilonidal disease has been established thus far. We herein report the short-term and long-term outcomes of 74 consecutive patients who underwent the cleft lift procedure for non-acute pilonidal disease. A total of 74 consecutive patients who underwent the cleft lift procedure for the treatment ...
Christodoulidis Georgios G aThe Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai bCardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY, - - 2014
To provide updates regarding the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Within the past years, five moderate-sized randomized controlled trials evaluated different DAPT durations after percutaneous coronary intervention. These studies included a significant percentage of ACS patients that varied from 30 to ...
Ting D Sj DS Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Ayr, Scotland, - - 2014
PurposeTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of pneumodescemetopexy with intracameral perfluoroethane (C2F6) gas for the treatment of acute hydrops secondary to keratoconus.MethodsRetrospective, non-comparative, interventional case series. Eight eyes of eight patients who presented with acute hydrops secondary to keratoconus between July 2009 and September 2013 were consecutively recruited. All were ...
Kirkpatrick Peter J PJ Academic Division of Neurosurgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, - - 2014
The benefit of statins in patients with acute aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage is unclear. We aimed to determine whether simvastatin 40 mg could improve the long-term outcome in patients with this disorder. In this international, multicentre, randomised, double-blind trial, we enrolled patients aged 18-65 years with confirmatory evidence of an aneurysmal ...
Rosdy Beáta B Department of Neurology, Heim Pál Children's Hospital, Budapest, Hungary. Electronic address: - - 2014
Otogenic lateral sinus thrombosis is a rare complication of acute otitis media whose clinical presentation has changed with the early use of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to analyze the changing clinical signs, vaccination status, therapeutic management and outcome of these patients. Retrospective chart review of 10 children ...
Sobolewska Bianka B 1 Centre for Ophthalmology, Eberhard-Karls University Tuebingen , Tuebingen, Germany - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To investigate the long-term functional outcome and its predictive factors of treatment of acute submacular hemorrhage secondary to age-related macular degeneration with intravitreal application of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) and gas. Methods: Twenty-six patients were enrolled in the retrospective case series. A complete history and ocular examination, ...
Blauw Juliette T M JT Department of Vascular Surgery, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; Department of Surgery, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) encompasses the sequels of end-stage untreated chronic mesenteric ischemia and acute mesenteric artery thrombosis. Percutaneous mesenteric artery stenting (PMAS) is the preferred treatment of patients with AMI but is not always feasible. Retrograde open mesenteric stenting (ROMS) is a hybrid technique that combines the advantages of ...
Kobayashi Masatake M Department of Cardiology, Tokyo Medical University, Hachioji Medical Center, Tokyo, - - 2014
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a severe inflammatory demyelinating disease with exacerbations involving recurrent or bilateral optic neuritis and longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis. Pulse steroid therapy is recommended as the initial, acute-phase treatment for NMO. If ineffective, treatment with plasma exchange (PE) should commence. However, no evidence exists to support the ...
Konstantinidis Theocharis T Regional Public Health Laboratory, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Alexandroupolis, - - 2014
To study the levels of procalcitonin (PCT) in patients with meningitis and control group and compare them with established markers of infection-such as C-reactive protein (CRP), high-sensitivity CRP, and WBC-in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and assess the possible discriminative role of PCT in the differential diagnosis of meningitis from other noninfectious ...
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 ...
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