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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. ...
Al-Khaled Mohamed M Department of Neurology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, - - 2014
We aimed to investigate the association of statin treatment with outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Over a 4.5-year period (starting November 2007), 12 781 patients (mean age, 72·8 ± 12·6 years; 48·6% women) with acute ischemic stroke from 15 hospitals in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, were enrolled in a population-based study and prospectively ...
Shi Enyi E Department of Cardiac Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, - - 2014
A novel technique for total arch repair was developed, and the safety and feasibility of this simplified technique were compared with those of total arch replacement. With the use of a self-designed stented graft, of which the proximal 10 cm is free of stent, 54 patients with acute type I ...
Guo Jia J From the *Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Sichuan Provincial Pancreatitis Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Wannan Guoxue Avenue, Chengdu, China; and †National Institute for Health Research Liverpool Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, United - - 2014
This study aimed to conduct a single-center prospective trial of short-term continuous high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) in patients with predicted severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Patients with acute pancreatitis with Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II scores of greater than 15 on admission between January 2008 and December 2010 were allocated ...
Khan Sirat S From the Centre for Trauma Sciences (S.K., K.B., M.C., I.R., R.D.), Blizard Institute, Bart's & the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London; NHS Blood and Transplant (S.S.), John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom; and Department of Traumatology (C.G.), Oslo University Hospital Ullevaal, Oslo, - - 2014
Trauma hemorrhage continues to carry a high mortality rate despite changes in modern practice. Traditional approaches to the massively bleeding patient have been shown to result in persistent coagulopathy, bleeding, and poor outcomes. Hemostatic (or damage control) resuscitation developed from the discovery of acute traumatic coagulopathy and increased recognition of ...
Song Guan-Yang GY Sports Medicine Service, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
Our purpose was (1) to compare the structural integrity and healing capacity of the acutely repaired anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) remnants and (2) to determine whether the short-term postoperative biomechanical results of the acute remnant-repairing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) were superior to the conventional ACLR. An acute complete ACL femoral ...
Nakajima Makoto M Department of Neurology, Stroke Center, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital, 861-4193 Kumamoto, Japan. - - 2014
To analyse the 9-year trend in oral intake ability 3 months after onset in acute stroke patients, with a view to indirect clarification of advances in acute stroke treatment and swallowing rehabilitation. A database of patients admitted to our hospital (Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto) with acute ischaemic stroke between 2003 ...
Romero Martín M Fundación Salutia, Centro de Investigaciones en Economía, Gestión y Tecnologías en Salud, Bogotá, D.C., - - 2014
Introduction: New tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia based on nilotinib, dasatinib and imatinib have improved patient quality of life and have turned chronic myeloid leukemia from a fatal disease into a chronic disease.Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of nilotinib, 600 mg, and dasatinib, 100 mg, each compared ...
Ahn Kun Tae KT Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kameda Medical Center, Kamogawa, Chiba, - - 2014
Purpose: We investigated the influence of intraoperative continuous tranexamic acid (TA) infusion on the amount of blood transfusion required in emergency surgery for type A acute aortic dissection.Methods: The study was based on the data of 55 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for type A acute aortic dissection. The patients ...
Campos Jessica J Clinical Hematology Division, Instituto de Hematologia Arthur de Siqueira Cavalcanti - HEMORIO, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, - - 2014
Describe the treatment of patients with vaso-occlusive crises (VOC) in a Brazilian emergency department (ED) and the successful switch from intravenous to oral morphine. We analyzed records of 315 patients with sickle cell disease using two different protocols for pain: one in March 2010 prescribing intravenous morphine every 4 hours ...
Hussaindeen Jameel Rizwana JR *MPhil, FCOVD-I, FAAO †MPhil ‡MS, DNB §PhD ∥MS, MPhil Srimathi Sundari Subramanian Department of Visual Psychophysics (JRH, RM, KKR), Elite School of Optometry, Unit of Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, and Pediatric Ophthalmology Department (JRH, RM, SA, STS), Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, - - 2014
Acute onset comitant esotropia associated with spasm of accommodation in children and adults is a rare clinical condition. When occurring with pupillary miosis and restricted ocular motility, it is referred to as "spasm of near reflex" (SNR) and may require neurological investigation. The natural history of SNR depends on its ...
Chow Kai Ming KM Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong - - 2014
The clinical benefits of using icodextrin during acute peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis are uncertain. On the premise that high glucose concentration might jeopardize the peritoneal defense during peritonitis, icodextrin administration during acute peritonitis could have the potential to improve the peritonitis outcome whilst improving ultrafiltration. We conducted a single-center, open-label, ...
Brandenburg Raya R 1Department of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 2Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 3National Intensive Care Evaluation Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 4Dutch National Poisons Information Center, University Medical Center, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 5Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The - - 2014
To assess in-hospital and long-term mortality of Dutch ICU patients admitted with an acute intoxication. Cohort of ICU admissions from a national ICU registry linked to records from an insurance claims database. Eighty-one ICUs (85% of all Dutch ICUs). Seven thousand three hundred thirty-one admissions between January 1, 2008, and ...
Sobolewski Piotr P Department of Neurology and Stroke Unit, Holy Spirit Specialist Hospital in Sandomierz, Sandomierz, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Intravenous thrombolysis (iv-thrombolysis) with the use of rt-PA in patients after recent transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an important clinical problem. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of TIA within 24h preceding acute ischemic stroke (AIS) on the safety and efficacy of iv-thrombolysis. We retrospectively evaluated ...
Ohnuma Tetsu T Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, 1-847 Amanuma-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, 330-8503, Japan, - - 2014
Little evidence exists regarding the need for a reduction in postoperative heart rate after repair of type A acute aortic dissection. This single-center retrospective study was conducted to determine if lower heart rate during the early postoperative phase is associated with improved long-term outcomes after surgery for patients with type ...
Turk Aquilla S AS Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, - - 2014
The development of new revascularization devices has improved recanalization rates and time, but not clinical outcomes. We report a prospectively collected clinical experience with a new technique utilizing a direct aspiration first pass technique with large bore aspiration catheter as the primary method for vessel recanalization. 98 prospectively identified acute ...
Nielsen Steffen Dan SD *Department of Paediatrics, Hvidovre University Hospital (HVH). Denmark †Hans Christian Andersen Children's Hospital (HCA). Denmark ‡Department of Paediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital (AUH). - - 2014
To evaluate clinical response, use of colectomy and adverse events related to IFX treatment in acute and chronic active ulcerative colitis in children. Children from three centers, who had received IFX for UC, were identified, and patient charts were reviewed retrospectively. Data concerning symptoms, biochemistry, concomitant medical treatment, colectomy and ...
Muriel Alfonso A Biostatistics Unit, Ramón y Cajal Hospital and Instituto Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria IRYCIS, CIBERESP, Madrid, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the survival effects of inferior vena cava filter in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and a significant bleeding risk. The effectiveness of inferior vena cava filter use among patients with acute symptomatic VTE and known significant bleeding risk remains unclear. In this ...
Shirakabe Akihiro A Division of Intensive Care Unit, Chiba Hokusoh Hospital, Nippon Medical - - 2014
Background: Tolvaptan, an oral selective vasopressin 2 receptor antagonist that acts on the distal nephrons to cause a loss of electrolyte-free water, is rarely used during the acute phase of acute heart failure (AHF). Methods and Results: We investigated 183 AHF patients admitted to the intensive care unit and administered tolvaptan (7.5mg) ...
Lombardi Joseph V JV Department of Surgery, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to report updated clinical and aortic remodeling results from the Study for the Treatment of complicated Type B Aortic Dissection using Endoluminal repair (STABLE) trial, a prospective, multicenter study evaluating safety and effectiveness of a pathology-specific endovascular system (proximal stent graft and distal bare ...
Bernard F F Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, La Timone Children's Hospital, Marseille, - - 2014
The purpose of this multicenter study was to compare the long-term impact of a preparative regimen with either BUBU or TBI on health status and quality of life (QoL) in childhood acute leukemia survivors treated with hematopoietic SCT (HSCT). Two-hundred and forty patients were included. Sixty-six had received BU, while ...
Anter Elad E Harvard-Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 85 Pilgrim Road, Baker 4, Boston, MA, 02215, USA, - - 2014
Arrhythmia recurrence following pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) occurs predominantly due to the reconnection of previously isolated pulmonary veins (PVs). The prognostic implications of detection and treatment of acute PV reconnection are not well understood. We aim to examine the prognostic significance of acute PV reconnection on arrhythmia recurrence at 1 year ...
Gasparella A A Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Padua, Padua, Italy, - - 2014
All the techniques described in literature for treatment of acute distal biceps tendon ruptures provide good functional outcomes. The purpose of this study is to report the results of a single limited-incision technique for repair of acute distal biceps ruptures using two suture anchors. Fourteen patients, all man, were treated ...
Friedman Benjamin W BW From the Department of Emergency Medicine (B.W.F., A.Y., A.W., D.E., P.E.B., E.J.G.) and Pharmacy Department (C.S.), Montefiore Medical Center, and Medical College (L.G.), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, - - 2014
We compared the efficacy of IV valproate with metoclopramide and with ketorolac in patients presenting to an emergency department (ED) with acute migraine. This was a double-blind comparative efficacy trial. Patients were randomized to 1,000 mg sodium valproate, 10 mg metoclopramide, or 30 mg ketorolac, each administered as an IV ...
Syvänen J J Department of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, - - 2014
Surgical site infections are relatively common after spinal deformity surgery. Early detection of deep wound infections is important, since it may allow retention of spinal instrumentation. However, serum C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate may remain elevated for almost 6 weeks, making differential diagnosis of systemic inflammatory response and acute ...
Alhabib Khalid F KF King Fahad Cardiac Center, Department of Cardiac Sciences, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
The HEart function Assessment Registry Trial in Saudi Arabia (HEARTS) is a national multicentre project, studying clinical features, management, short- and long-term outcomes, and mortality predictors in patients admitted with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). Our prospective registry enrolled 2610 ADHF patients admitted to 18 hospitals in Saudi Arabia between ...
Argyriou Christos C Department of Vascular Surgery, "Democritus" Medical School, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, - - 2014
Although the clinical efficacy of hybrid procedures in patients with chronic limb ischemia has been well reported in the literature, sufficient evidence is lacking in the acute setting. Our aim was to evaluate the immediate and mid-term clinical results on 28 patients with acute lower limb ischemia treated with hybrid ...
Carrasco-Sánchez Francisco J FJ aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez, Huelva bDepartment of Internal Medicine, Hospital Clinic University 'Lozano Blesa', Zaragoza cDepartment of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez, Huelva, - - 2014
Changes in N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels and cystatin C (CysC) are predictors of adverse outcomes in acute heart failure. This study assess whether NT-proBNP variations might provide independent information in addition to that obtained from CysC levels. NT-proBNP levels were assessed in patients admitted due to acute ...
Demondion Pierre P Department of Cardiac Surgery, Marie Lannelongue Hospital, Le Plessis-Robinson, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Conventional surgical treatment of Stanford type A acute aortic dissection (AAD) is associated with considerable in-hospital mortality. As regards very elderly or high-risk patients with type A AAD, some may meet the criteria for less invasive surgery likely to prevent the complications associated with aortic replacement. We have retrospectively analyzed a cohort ...
Kari Fabian A FA Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Reoperations on the aortic root and distal thoracic aorta late after initial root surgery in patients with Marfan syndrome might carry high periprocedural risks and be associated with adverse early and midterm clinical outcome. Overall clinical follow-up was 13.0 ± 7.6 years and 3.7 ± 3 years after secondary aortic ...
Mokin Maxim M Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, - - 2014
Thrombus characteristics, including Hounsfield unit (HU) value to measure density and thrombus volume and length, can predict successful recanalization following IV thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. Conflicting and limited data exist regarding the value of assessing thrombus properties in acute stroke cases treated with endovascular IA approaches. We retrospectively ...
Simpson Katherine M KM 1Davies Veterinary Specialists, Manor Farm Business Park, Higham Gobion, Hitchin, - - 2014
All previous studies on feline ischaemic myelopathy (IM) have reported an acute onset of a single event with no recurrence of clinical signs. This study aimed to evaluate clinical and long-term follow-up data in cats presumptively diagnosed with cervical IM in the territory of the ventral spinal artery (VSA). Eight ...
Heianna J J Department of Radiology, Ryukyu University of Medicine, Okinawa, Japan, - - 2014
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of superselective embolization with assistance of colonoscopy for acute colonic hemorrhage. Of 92 cases of acute colonic hemorrhage requiring colonoscopic intervention, 11 (12 %) could not be successfully treated. Of these, 10 patients (9 men, mean age 65.5 years, range 39-75 years) underwent superselective embolization. Hemorrhage was ...
Bade Michael J MJ From the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, School of Physical Therapy, Regis University, Denver, Colorado (MJB); Department of Biostatistics & Informatics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO (JMK); and Department of Geriatrics (WMK) and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (JES-L), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the predictive value of functional performance and range of motion measures on outcomes after total knee arthroplasty. This is a secondary analysis of two pooled prospective randomized controlled trials. Sixty-four subjects (32 men and 32 women) with end-stage knee osteoarthritis scheduled to ...
Leng Yu-Xin YX Yu-Xin Leng, Shu-Guang Yang, Xi Zhu, Gai-Qi Yao, Department of Intensive Care Unit, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191, - - 2014
To investigate the efficacy and safety of ulinastatin for patients with acute lung injury (ALI) and those with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of ulinastatin for ALI/ARDS was conducted. Oxygenation index, mortality rate [intensive care unit (ICU) mortality rate, 28-d mortality rate] ...
Basarslan S K SK Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey. - - 2014
Malathion is one of the most widely used organophosphate pesticides and herbicides. It has given rise to major clinical problems by its poisoning in all over the world. Malathion also a highly lipophilic agent, and tends to accumulate within lipid-rich tissue like a brain in the body, causing toxicity. Therefore, ...
Zhang Yao-Jun YJ Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The - - 2014
Aims: The study sought to compare the acute gain and two-year follow-up late lumen loss (LLL) between the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) and the analogous everolimus-eluting metallic stent (EES). Methods and results: The current analysis included all the patients recruited in the ABSORB Cohort B and SPIRIT II trials ...
Engelberger R P - - 2014
Patients with ilio-femoral deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) are at high risk of developing the post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). In comparison to anticoagulation therapy alone, extended venography-guided catheter-directed thrombolysis without routine stenting of venous stenosis in patients with ilio-femoral DVT is associated with an increased risk of bleeding and a moderate reduction of ...
Hansson Emma C EC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, - - 2014
Ticagrelor reduces thrombotic events compared with clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndrome, but may also increase bleeding complications. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)-related bleeding complications have not previously been compared in clopidogrel and ticagrelor-treated patients outside the controlled environment of clinical trials. Four hundred and five consecutive CABG patients ...
Mørk Thibault Johan TJ Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital , Skejby , - - 2014
Objectives. We conducted a study to assess the acute procedural success and the long-term effect of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with ischaemic heart disease. Design. We included 90 patients with ischaemic heart disease treated with RFA for VT in our institution. Data were obtained from ...
Boone Lindsey Helms LH Department of Large Animal Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Georgia, Athens, - - 2014
To compare tensile strength, failure location, and histologic features after acute repeat celiotomy through a ventral median (RVM) or a right ventral paramedian (RVP) celiotomy in horses. Ex vivo experimental study. Adult horses (N = 18). Twelve adult horses had original ventral median (OVM) celiotomy. Repeat celiotomy was performed 72 hours postoperatively through ...
Markar Sheraz R SR Department of General Surgery, University College London Hospital, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
In the past decade there has been an exponential increase in the use of Computerised Tomography (CT) imaging in the assessment of patients with acute appendicitis. The aim of this study was to compare management approaches and clinical outcomes of acute appendicitis in Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. Data ...
Lee Jong Chan JC Digestive Disease Center and Research Institute, Department of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang University School of Medicine, Bucheon and Seoul, - - 2014
Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD) after an endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) is an option for endoscopic removal of large common bile duct (CBD) stones. However, risks or fear of severe adverse events remain. Our aim was to compare the safety and efficacy of delayed EPLBD after EST with concurrent EST ...
Sadaghianloo Nirvana N University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France; Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Nice, Nice, - - 2014
The timing and urgency of salvage attempts for acutely thrombosed hemodialysis vascular accesses remain poorly defined. We examined the outcome of early surgical thrombectomy after acute access thrombosis to assess the influence of expedited timing on access salvage. Between January 2007 and October 2012, 114 surgical thrombectomy attempts were performed ...
Gunnarsson H H Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Solna L1:00, 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden, - - 2014
Up to one-fourth of all colon cancer patients are reported as emergencies, and the aim of the present study was to scrutinize mode of presentation in this group. All reported cases of emergency (n = 263) and randomly selected elective controls (1:2) of colon cancer in four Swedish counties 2006-2008 were eligible ...
Algarni Khaled D KD King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
To determine the impact of the degree of hypothermia on surgical outcomes in patients undergoing repair of acute type A aortic dissection. Between 1990 and 2010, 211 consecutive patients underwent surgical repair of type A aortic syndrome. Patients with acute type A dissection (n = 128) were included. Circulatory arrest with profound ...
Gupta Punkaj P Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock2Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little - - 2014
IMPORTANCE Outcomes associated with use of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) in children with acute respiratory failure have not been established. OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes of HFOV with those of conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) in children with acute respiratory failure. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We performed a retrospective, observational study ...
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