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Hughes Timothy P TP South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, - - 2013
We explored the impact of early molecular response (EMR; BCR-ABL ≤ 10% on the international scale [BCR-ABL(IS)] at 3 or 6 months) on outcomes in patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase treated with nilotinib or imatinib, based on 4 years of follow-up in ENESTnd (NCT00471497). Patients ...
Kim Sang Hoon SH Department of Urology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2013
We conducted a retrospective analysis of acute bacterial prostatitis (ABP) secondary to manipulation to document clinical features, management and microbiology based on the route of prior manipulation, which can be divided into two subgroups: transrectal and transurethral procedure. The medical records of 158 cases compatible with a confirmed diagnosis of ...
Shin Dong-In - - 2013
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) as a cornerstone for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) remains a complex and time consuming procedure. The purpose of this study was to assess feasibility, safety and acute efficacy of a novel irrigated multielectrode ablation catheter guided by an electroanatomical mapping system for PVI in ...
Bachmann Kai A - - 2013
Severe acute pancreatitis is still a potentially life threatening disease with high mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of thoracic epidural anaesthesia (TEA) on survival, microcirculation, tissue oxygenation and histopathologic damage in an experimental animal model of severe acute pancreatitis in a prospective animal ...
Osunde O D - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of saline mouth rinse on postoperative complications following routine dental extractions. Patients aged ≥16 years, who were referred to the oral surgery clinic with an indication for non-surgical extraction of pathologic teeth, were prospectively and uniformly randomized into three ...
Kumagai Takashi - - 2013
Lymphocytosis in response to dasatinib for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) may be associated with favorable response. However, it occurs at varying times and in a limited subset of patients. To identify early clinical markers for favorable responses applicable to all patients with or without lymphocytosis, we prospectively analyzed lymphocyte profiles ...
Conway Susan E - - 2013
Dabigatran is a novel oral anticoagulant for which a well-defined range of toxicity and proven antidote has not been established. The primary objective of this study was to characterize dabigatran exposures reported to poison centers by dose ingested, clinical effects, treatments used, and managment sites to gain a better understanding ...
Huri Gazi - - 2013
Minimally invasive Q3 repair has been proposed for acute Achilles tendon rupture with low rate of complications. However there are still controversies about optimal technique. In this study we aimed to describe Endobutton-assisted modified Bunnell configuration as a new Achilles tendon repair technique and evaluate its biomechanical properties comparing with ...
Zhu Guang-Fa - - 2013
Although noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) has been successfully used for various kinds of acute respiratory failure, the data are limited regarding its application in postoperative respiratory failure after cardiac surgery. Therefore, we conducted a prospective randomized control study in a university surgical intensive care unit to evaluate the efficacy ...
Guo Jia - - 2013
To investigate the effect of Chaiqin Chengqi Decoction (, CQCQD) on regulating serum matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Thirty-five SAP patients hospitalized in West China Hospital from September 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009 were randomly assigned to two groups using a computer-derived random ...
Yang Xin-Wei XW Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200438, - - 2013
Reflux cholangitis has been the most common complication after Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy. In this study we intended to evaluate the perioperative and long-term efficacy of a new anastomosis method for choledochojejunostomy. Clinical data of 143 eligible patients who underwent choledochojejunostomy in the Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital affiliated to the Second Military ...
Huang Yin-Hui YH Department of Neurology, Hospital of Jinjiang City, Jinjiang, Fujian 362000, - - 2013
Thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) has gained international recognition, clinical outcomes following this thrombolytic therapy varied from patient to patient. Factors affecting clinical outcomes have not been well understood yet, so this retrospective case-control study aimed to investigate factors that may influence clinical outcomes of acute ischemic stroke ...
Yu Kai-Yan KY Department of Surgery Intensive Care Unit, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, - - 2013
To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. In this retrospective evaluation, we included 64 patients with ARDS following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer between January 2009 and December 2011. The primary evaluations were ...
Kuroda Hiroyuki H Department of Gastroenterology and Hematology/Clinical Oncology, Internal Medicine, Steel Memorial Muroran - - 2013
A 77-year-old man diagnosed with primary myelofibrosis (PMF), successfully controlled by thalidomide and prednisolone, was referred to us for massive subcutaneous bleeding involving the face, body, and all four limbs. Hemostatic studies showed prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time, decreased factor VIII coagulation, and a high factor VIII inhibitor titer, resulting ...
Barbieri Lucas Regatieri - - 2013
Postoperative atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in cardiac surgery, its incidence range between 20% and 40%. Quantify the occurrence of stroke and acute renal insufficiency after myocardial revascularization surgery in patients who had atrial fibrillation postoperatively. Cohort longitudinal bidirectional study, performed at Portuguese Beneficent Hospital (SP), with medical ...
Lorut Christine - - 2013
To investigate whether prophylactic postoperative NIV prevents respiratory complications following lung resection surgery in COPD patients. In seven thoracic surgery departments, 360 COPD patients undergoing lung resection surgery were randomly assigned to two groups: conventional postoperative treatment without (n = 179) or with (n = 181) prophylactic NIV, applied intermittently during 6 h per day ...
Shi Enyi - - 2013
For patients with acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection without an intimal tear in the arch, the early and midterm outcomes of hemiarch replacement with stented elephant trunk were compared with those of total arch replacement. From January 2006 to December 2011, 197 patients with acute type I aortic dissection ...
Altintoprak Fatih - - 2013
We investigated prognostic parameters of patients who underwent surgical intervention for acute mesenteric ischemia by evaluating demographic characteristics and laboratory data on admission. The hospital records of 30 patients who underwent surgical interventions due to acute mesenteric ischemia between January 2008 and December 2012, were reviewed retrospectively. The records were ...
Chen Liang-Wan - - 2013
To summarize the clinical experiences and midterm follow-up results of total arch repair with open triple-branched stent graft placement for acute type A aortic dissection. From June 2008 to March 2013, 122 patients (95 men and 27 women; mean age, 50.9 ± 10.4 years) with acute type A aortic dissection ...
Kovacic Jason C - - 2013
Introduction:Generic clopidogrel recently became available in the United States and was rapidly adopted as a cost-effective alternative to the brand name formulation. However, unlike other medications, subtle differences in clopidogrel bioavailability may lead to acute consequences including stent thrombosis (ST).Materials and METHODS: We studied the incidence of acute and subacute ...
Zhao Yun-Feng - - 2013
: The aim of our study was to investigate the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) assessment test (CAT), serum copeptin, procalcitonin and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels as potential predictive factors for recurrence of acute exacerbation and all-cause mortality in 6 months of COPD inpatients. One hundred fifty-nine patients who met ...
Barbetta Iacopo - - 2013
The aim of the study was to assess the outcomes of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) performed in an urgent setting on acutely symptomatic patients selected through a very simple protocol. From January 2002 to January 2012, 193 symptomatic patients underwent CEA. Of these, 90 presented with acute symptoms, and after a ...
Alsac Jean-Marc - - 2013
This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the Zenith Dissection Endovascular System (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) in the urgent treatment of acute type B aortic dissections complicated by organ malperfusion. Between June 2011 and June 2013, we prospectively enrolled all patients with acute type B dissection (<14 days) complicated by ...
Fu Weihua - - 2013
To investigate whether the addition of phloroglucinol to parecoxib could improve the efficacy in patients with acute renal colic. Patients of acute renal colic were randomly allocated to receive intravenous Parecoxib 40 mg plus placebo or Parecoxib 40 mg plus phloroglucinol 80 mg, respectively. Pain intensity was recorded using a visual analog scale ...
Sato Yasuyuki - - 2013
The effectiveness of a tonsillectomy before kidney transplantation (KTx) in suppressing the recurrence of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) has never been studied. The aim of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of a preoperative tonsillectomy for preventing IgAN recurrence and to identify predictive risk factors for IgAN recurrence. Of the ...
Hougaard Kristina Dupont - - 2013
Remote ischemic preconditioning is neuroprotective in models of acute cerebral ischemia. We tested the effect of prehospital rPerC as an adjunct to treatment with intravenous alteplase in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Open-label blinded outcome proof-of-concept study of prehospital, paramedic-administered rPerC at a 1:1 ratio in consecutive patients with suspected ...
Miyaoka Youichi - - 2013
Multi-detector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has been reported to be a potentially useful modality for detection of the bleeding origin in patients with acute upper massive gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of MDCT as a routine method for detecting the origin of acute ...
Kucher Nils - - 2013
In patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), systemic thrombolysis improves right ventricular (RV) dilatation, is associated with major bleeding, and is withheld in many patients at risk. This multicenter randomized controlled trial investigated whether ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis (USAT) is superior to anticoagulation alone in the reversal of RV dilatation in ...
Nakajima Makoto - - 2013
Objective: 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. Methods: A database of patients admitted to our hospital (Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto) with acute ischaemic stroke ...
Hu Yin C - - 2013
Literature on the endovascular treatment of occlusive acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in the pediatric population remains nebulous. Clinical trials evaluating the role of systemic and intra-arterial thrombolysis, and mechanical thrombectomy have been strictly isolated to the adult population and largely unknown in their safety and efficacy in the pediatric group. ...
Chan Elisa K - - 2013
To determine whether acute urinary toxicity rates improve with the overall experience of a large prostate brachytherapy program. From 1998 to 2009, 2937 patients were treated with prostate brachytherapy at the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Baseline patient, treatment, and implant factors were recorded prospectively. Acute urinary toxicity data were prospectively ...
Hong Ji Man - - 2013
Therapeutic hypothermia improves outcomes in experimental stroke models, especially after ischemia-reperfusion injury. We investigated the clinical and radiological effects of therapeutic hypothermia in acute ischemic stroke patients after recanalization. A prospective cohort study at 2 stroke centers was performed. We enrolled patients with acute ischemic stroke in the anterior circulation ...
Karabinas Panagiotis K - - 2013
Controversy exists regarding the optimal treatment for acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Conservative and surgical treatments have been reported with variable results and complications rates. The purpose of this study is to compare the postoperative clinical and functional results of percutaneous versus open repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. We present ...
Harris Samar - - 2013
This study aimed to estimate outcomes of splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) in hospitalized patients with acute pancreatitis (AP). This was a retrospective study (January 1996 to December 2006) via chart review. Over 10 years, 1.8% (45/2454) of patients with AP with a mean (SD) age of 58 (15) years were ...
Fu Zhenhong - - 2013
Cystatin C (Cys C) is a marker of renal dysfunction. Prior studies have shown that blood Cys C is related to the prognosis of coronary heart disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term prognostic impact of Cys C on acute coronary syndrome (ACS) octogenarians with ...
Levine Steven B SB Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. - - 2013
This study evaluated in-office balloon dilation of maxillary sinus ostia and ethmoid infundibula to treat chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and recurrent acute rhinosinusitis (RARS). Seventy-four patients with disease in the maxillary and anterior ethmoid sinuses on computed tomography were prospectively enrolled across 12 study centers. All procedures were performed in the ...
Ornek T T Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Bülent Ecevit University, Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak, - - 2013
Although working in a coal mine is a wellknown risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there insufficient data explaining the association between acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) and coal worker pneumoconiosis (CWP). This study aimed to evaluate the features of patients with complicated CWP admitted for AECOPD and ...
Laohapensang Kamphol K Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chiang Mai University Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand. - - 2013
Phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD) and venous gangrene are limb and life-threatening conditions of iliofemoral acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The authors retrospectively evaluated surgical management of 15 patients from 125 patients with acute iliofemoral DVT (6 PCD and 9 venous gangrene) between January 1991 and August 2002 with long-term follow-up. ...
Afzal Junejo Sameen S Sameen Afzal Junejo, FCPS, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, Sindh, - - 2013
Objective : To assess the efficacy of Gatifloxacin 0.3% ophthalmic solution in infective corneal ulcer. Methods : This observational (non comparative) clinical analysis was done at the Department of ophthalmology unit-II, Liaquat University Eye hospital Hyderabad of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro / Sindh, Pakistan from April ...
Puls Miriam - - 2013
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 ...
Caser Eliana B - - 2013
Evaluation of prevalence and outcomes of acute lung injury in a large cohort of critically ill patients in Brazil and comparison of predictive receiver operating characteristic curve mortality of American European Consensus conference definition with new Berlin definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome. A 15-month prospective, multicenter, observational study. Fourteen ...
Hata Mitsumasa - - 2013
We assessed the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) during hospitalization after emergency surgery for a type A acute aortic dissection. A total of 123 patients underwent multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) scans during an early stage after surgery. The patients were divided into two groups: group I consisted of 14 ...
Ruzsa Zoltán - - 2013
Background: Successful angioplasty is one of the main factor of limb salvage during critical limb ischemia. In complex femoropopliteal to infrapopliteal occlusions, an anterograde recanalization attempt can fail in up to 20% of the cases. The purpose of this dual center pilot study was to evaluate the acute success and ...
Nazif Tamim M TM Department of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY; Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, - - 2014
Tirofiban and eptifibatide are both small-molecule, competitive glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitors (GPIs) that are guideline-supported for upstream therapy in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). This study sought to compare the efficacy and safety of tirofiban and eptifibatide in patients with ACS. Within the ACUITY trial, 4,323 patients with moderate- and high-risk ...
Zhang Ru Ling - - 2013
Endoscopic nasobiliary drainage(ENBD) is commonly used in treating acute obstructive cholangitis. However, a simple ENBD is not enough in some cases. Endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) may facilitate not only biliary cannulation but also biliary drainage. Therefore, the efficacy and safety of endoscopic nasobiliary drainage with and without EST for temporary biliary ...
O'Neill Deirdre E DE University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, - - 2013
In non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS), early invasive management improves survival. However, since treatment strategies are urgent, not emergent, decisions to postpone invasive management due to weekend admission could affect outcome. Using the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH), a population-based registry capturing all ...
Porras Diego - - 2013
Standardization of care can reduce practice variation, optimize resource utilization, and improve clinical outcomes. We have created a standardized clinical assessment and management plan (SCAMP) for patients having balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) for congenital aortic stenosis (AS). This study compares acute outcomes of BAV at our institution before and after ...
Chalouhi Nohra - - 2013
Perfusion studies are increasingly used to triage acute stroke patients for endovascular recanalization therapies. We compare the safety and efficacy of CT perfusion (CTP)-guided to time-guided mechanical recanalization in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. A review was conducted on 132 patients, 94 undergoing CTP-guided and 38 undergoing time-guided (maximum 8h ...
Benkerrou Malika - - 2013
In patients with sickle cell anaemia (SCA), concomitant glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is usually described as having no effect and only occasionally as increasing severity. We analysed sequential clinical and biological data for the first 42 months of life in SCA patients diagnosed by neonatal screening, including 27 G6PD-deficient patients, who ...
Thirumallai Siva - - 2013
The aim of the study was to evaluate whether C-reactive protein (CRP) level on admission could aid the diagnostic accuracy of Alvarado score in acute appendicitis. We retrospectively evaluated hospital records and database of 234 patients (men 116, women 118, median age 28 years, range 15-87 years) who underwent appendicectomy ...
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