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Grey Corina C Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Auckland, , Auckland, New - - 2014
To describe patterns of statin use and predictors of poor maintenance over a 3-year period following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). National hospitalisation, mortality and pharmaceutical dispensing data were linked for all subjects aged 35-84 years discharged from a public hospital with an ACS in New Zealand in 2007. A ...
Slabaugh Mark A MA From the Department of Ophthalmology (Slabaugh, Bojikian, Moore, Chen), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; the Department of Ophthalmology (Bojikian), Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the risk factors for and frequency of an acute intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation (spike) after phacoemulsification in patients with glaucoma. Academic glaucoma clinics and operating rooms. Retrospective case series. Charts of consecutive glaucoma patients without previous incisional glaucoma surgery having phacoemulsification by the same surgeon between August 1996 ...
Xue Guan-Hua GH Department of Vascular Surgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200127, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) and stenting in the treatment of iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS) with acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A retrospective analysis was conducted for 61 patients (36 women, 25 men, age range 32-90 years, ...
Wang Zhengjun Z Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn; Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, - - 2014
Limited long-term outcome data are available on survival and the need for aortic root or valve reoperation after surgery for acute ascending aorta dissection. We report our 42-year experience. We reviewed the records of 269 patients who had undergone surgery for acute ascending aorta dissection from July 1969 to June ...
Ke Lu L 1 Department of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing 210002, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, - - 2014
Administration of heparin or its derivatives has been proved to be beneficial in the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). However, drugs administered by conventional intravenous way are difficult to reach the pancreatic tissue and may cause bleeding complications due to coagulation and microcirculatory disturbance following initiation of SAP. In ...
Karavelioglu Yusuf - - 2014
Background: In this study, our aim is to examine the role of the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in the predictions of recurrence under long-term follow-up in patients whose sinus rhythms (SRs) were restored with amiodarone in acute atrial fibrillation (AF).Methods: Retrospectively, patients with acute AF, which successfully converted to ...
Jairath Vipul V NHS Blood & Transplant, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK; Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Despite advances in treatment, acute variceal haemorrhage remains life-threatening. To describe contemporary characteristics, management and outcomes of patients with cirrhosis and acute variceal haemorrhage and risk factors for rebleeding and mortality. Multi-centre clinical audit conducted in 212 UK hospitals. In 526 cases of acute variceal haemorrhage, 66% underwent endoscopy within ...
Ding Wen-Ge WG Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Third Affiliated Hospital of Suzhou University, - - 2014
To compare the effectiveness of tenocutaneous suture and conventional Kessler suture techniques in treating acute closed Achilles tendon rupture. A total of 33 patients with acute closed Achilles tendon rupture who were admitted to our hospital from February 1998 to December 2008 underwent repair with either a tenocutaneous suture or ...
Shah Tejas R - - 2014
Objective: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection (TBAD) remains controversial. This study aims to evaluate the impact of TEVAR on mortality, morbidity, length of stay (LOS), and discharge status in patients with acute uncomplicated TBAD.Methods: We analyzed the National Inpatient Sample from 2009 and ...
Gupta Abhishek A Centre de Recherche Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie & Pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval, Québec, Canada ; Department of Physiology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, - - 2014
Orexin is a recently identified neuropeptide hormone. Acute and long-term post-bariatric changes in Orexin and relationship to post-operative metabolic outcomes. Men and women undergoing biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch bariatric surgery (nā€Š=ā€Š76, BMI≥35 kg/m(2)) were evaluated for body composition and plasma parameters at baseline, acutely (1 and 5 days) and ...
S Gonçalves Rodrigo A RA Laboratório de Escrita Científica, Departamento de Morfologia e Fisiologia, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Av, Príncipe de Gales, 821, 09060-650 Santo André, SP, Brazil. - - 2014
Acute viral bronchiolitis is a respiratory disease with high morbidity that affects newborn in the first two years of life. Its treatment with physiotherapy has been highlighted as an important tool, however, there is no consensus regarding its effects on patients improvement. We aimed to evaluate the physiological parameters before ...
Shin Chang Sik - - 2014
The controversy still exists about the timing of operation for appendicitis. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes between early appendectomy and delayed appendectomy and assess the feasibility of delayed operation. The medical records of patients with acute appendicitis who received operation between January 1, 2011 and ...
Hu Wei W Department of Intensive Care Unit, the First People's Hospital of Hangzhou, Nanjing Medical University, Hangzhou 310006, China. - - 2014
Extravascular lung water (EVLW) is a sensitive prognostic indicator of pulmonary edema. Thus, EVLW may be an advantageous method of fluid management. This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of using EVLW and pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) as strategies for fluid management in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome ...
Reis Leonardo Oliveira LO Faculty of Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUC-Campinas), 13060-904 Campinas, SP, Brazil ; Urology Division, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUC-Campinas), 13060-904 Campinas, SP, Brazil ; Faculty of Medicine and Urology Division, University of Campinas (Unicamp), 13083-887 Campinas, SP, - - 2014
Patients who failed a catheter-free trial after acute urinary retention and one week of full dose alpha-blocker and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor were offered Diethylstilbestrol 1 mg plus Aspirin 100 mg over 4 weeks. Prostate volume, age, serum creatinine, and initial retention drained urine volume were recorded. After excluding cardiovascular morbidity (n = 7), ...
Aziz Michael M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York, USA. - - 2014
To explore the relative safety of heparin thromboprophylaxis by comparing complication rates of 2 retrospective cohort groups. After a change in departmental protocol to include 3 doses of unfractionated heparin for all patients undergoing cesarean deliveries, complication rates of cesarean deliveries before (n=501) and after (n=500) the policy change were ...
Dwedar Amira Zaki - - 2014
Objectives: The objective of the following study is to determine the effect of continuous insonation using 2-MHz transcranial Doppler-ultrasound (TCD-US) on the recanalization rate and the short-term outcome in subjects with acute ischemic stroke due to middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. Materials and Methods: A total of 42 patients with ...
Banerjee I I Department of Pharmacology, Murshidabad Medical College, Behrampore, West Bengal, - - 2014
Context: Poisoning with organophosphorus (OP) compounds constitutes a global public health problem. Standard treatment of OP poisoning involves use of atropine and pralidoxime. While efficacy of atropine is well-established, clinical experience with pralidoxime in management of OP poisoning is controversial. Aims: To explore the efficacy of add-on pralidoxime with atropine ...
Fagerström A - - 2014
Non-specific abdominal pain (NSAP) and acute appendicitis (AA) are the two most frequent diagnoses of acute abdomen in the emergency wards. The long-term morbidity, mortality and quality of life of the patients with NSAP compared to AA are unknown. The study group consisted of 186 patients with acute NSAP compared ...
Ahmed Syed M SM Department of Anaesthesiology, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
Organophosphorus (OP) compound poisoning is one of the most common poisonings in India. The aim of the study was to study the outcomes and predictors of mortality in patients with acute OP poisoning requiring mechanical ventilation. A retrospective study was conducted in the intensive care unit and 117 patients were ...
Yoo Deok-Sang DS Department of Neurology, Cerebrovascular Center, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, - - 2014
Hyperglycemia is common after stroke, and it is well known to worsen its outcome. However, it is important to consider that blood glucose (BG) levels can undergo dynamic changes during the acute stage of ischemic stroke. We sought to investigate the clinical significance of various glucose parameters within first 24 ...
Huded Vikram V Department of Neurology, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
The management of acute ischemic stroke has undergone a sea of change with the introduction of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). Current guidelines state that the window period for IVT using rTPA is 4.5 hours. The MERCI, Multi Merci, and Penumbra trials in which patients with acute ischemic stroke were treated using ...
Kherad Omar O Department of Internal Medicine and University of Geneva, La Tour Hospital, Geneva, - - 2014
There is a growing interest in better defining risk factors associated with increased susceptibility to exacerbation in patients with COPD. The aim of the study was to determine whether identification of a respiratory virus during a severe acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) increases the risk of subsequent exacerbations and mortality ...
Jaffary Fariba F Skin Diseases and Leishmaniasis Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Leishmaniasis is still one of the endemic parasitic infections in many countries comprising Iran. During the past decades, several medical and surgical approaches have been applied and studied to achieve the best option to treat the cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iran and the world. This study was carried out to evaluate ...
Wang Hongxuan H Department of Neurology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, - - 2014
Hypertension is common after acute stroke onset. Previous studies showed controversial effects of early blood pressure (BP) lowering on stroke outcomes. The aim of this study is to assess the effects of early BP lowering on early and long-term outcomes after acute stroke. A meta-analysis was conducted with prospective randomized ...
Acheampong Paul P Acute Stroke Service, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, - - 2014
Background. The efficacy of alteplase in acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) is highly time dependent. Hence, alteplase is administered as soon as possible with a bolus followed by an infusion. Delays between bolus and infusion may occur, but the extent of these delays and the impact on outcome are unclear. Aims. ...
Rana Surinder S SS Department of Gastroenterology (Surinder S. Rana, Deepak K. Bhasin, Yalaka Rami Reddy, Vishal Sharma, Chalapathi Rao, Ravi K. Sharma), Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, - - 2014
There have been attempts to develop universally applicable nomenclature for pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs) in acute pancreatitis. But PFCs following acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) has not been studied by sensitive imaging techniques like endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). The aim of the study was to prospectively study morphological structure of pancreatic fluid ...
Gubensek Jakob J Department of Nephrology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, - - 2014
The optimal therapy for hypertriglyceridemic acute pancreatitis, especially the role of plasma exchange (PE), is not entirely clear. The aim of our large, single-center, observational, cohort study was to analyze the factors affecting outcome in hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis treated with PE. We included 111 episodes of hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis treated with PE, ...
Cao Amy Millicent Y AM Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, University Drive, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, - - 2013
Acute lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) (e.g. pneumonia) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality and management focuses on early treatment. Chest radiographs (X-rays) are one of the commonly used strategies. Although radiological facilities are easily accessible in high-income countries, access can be limited in low-income countries. The efficacy ...
Lung Derrick D DD Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, - - 2013
We assessed the predictive value of selected factors on the outcomes of death and prolonged renal insufficiency (RI) from ethylene glycol poisoning. Retrospective, observational California Poison Control System study, over a 10-year period (1999-2008). We compared 2 groups. The first group (D/RI) included 59 patients who died (9 patients) or ...
Ram Ron R Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, Institute of Hematology, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah-Tiqva, Israel; Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel. Electronic address: - - 2013
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of all trials comparing MMF and methotrexate as GVHD prophylaxis. Our search yielded 11 studies; 3 were randomized-control trials (RCTs). While the incidence of grades 2-4 acute GVHD was comparable, the incidence of grades 3 and 4 acute GVHD was higher in patients ...
Rohan Jennifer M JM Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, USA, Center for Adherence and Self-Management, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA, The Cancer Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA, Department of Psychiatry, Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA, Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, USA, Division of Hematology-Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, USA, and Adolescent Psychiatry & Pediatric Psychiatry, Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center, - - 2013
To describe patterns of treatment adherence to early maintenance phase therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL). Using an objective observational method (electronic monitoring), adherence was examined for 139 patients aged 7-19 years diagnosed with ALL or LBL across 6 centers. The mean adherence percentage was 86.2%. ...
Lewinter Christian C Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD, - - 2014
Aspirin and statins are established therapies for acute myocardial infarction (MI), but their benefits in patients with chronic heart failure (HF) remain elusive. We investigated the impact of aspirin and statins on long-term survival in patients hospitalized with acute MI complicated by HF. Of 4251 patients in the Evaluation of ...
Stary Jan J Jan Stary, Jan Trka, and Ondrej Hrusak, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, Prague; Yahia Jabali, Regional Hospital, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic; Martin Zimmermann and Hansjörg Riehm, Medical School Hannover, Hannover; Martin Schrappe, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany; Myriam Campbell, Roberto del Rio Hospital, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Luis Castillo, Hospital Pereira Rossell, Montevideo, Uruguay; Eduardo Dibar, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Svetlana Donska, Regional Oncologic Hospital, Kiev, Ukraine; Alejandro Gonzalez, Institute of Hematology and Immunology, La Habana, Cuba; Shai Izraeli, Sheba Medical Center of Israel, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer; Batia Stark, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petah-Tikva, Israel; Dragana Janic, University Children's Hospital, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; Janez Jazbec, University Children's Hospital, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Josip Konja, University Hospital Centre Rebro, Zagreb, Croatia; Emilia Kaiserova, University Children's Hospital, Bratislava, Slovakia; Jerzy Kowalczyk, University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland; Gabor Kovacs and Edina Magyarosy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; Chi-Kong Li, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China; Alexander Popa, N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, Moscow, Russia; and Giuseppe Masera, Ospedale S. Gerardo, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, - - 2013
From 2002 to 2007, the International Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster Study Group conducted a prospective randomized clinical trial (ALL IC-BFM 2002) for the management of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in 15 countries on three continents. The aim of this trial was to explore the impact of differential delayed intensification (DI) on outcome ...
Schulman Sam S McMaster University and Henderson Research Center, Hamilton, ON, Canada & Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, - - 2013
Dabigatran and warfarin have been compared for treatment of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in one previous trial. We undertook this study to extend those findings. In a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy trial of 2589 patients with acute VTE, treated with low molecular weight or unfractionated heparin for 5 to 11 days, ...
Verhamme Peter P KU Leuven, Leuven, - - 2013
In the past decades, the two-stage treatment of initial parenteral heparin followed by vitamin K antagonists (VKA) has been the standard therapy for patients with acute venous thromboembolism (VTE). With the advent of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), previously known as new or non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs), this era has come ...
Nechita Ac A 1st Internal Medicine and Cardiology Department, "Sfantul Pantelimon" Clinical Emergency Hospital Bucharest ; "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy - - 2013
The length of hospital stay (LOS) is a unanimously accepted measure of risk and treatment efficacy for in-patients. Our aim was to identify the parameters with predictive value for the LOS of patients with acute heart failure (AHF). We analyzed 125 patients consecutively admitted to our clinic with a slight ...
Baek J M JM Departments of Radiology and Neurology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Republic of - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Mechanical thrombectomy with a stent retriever applied shortly after symptom onset could increase good functional outcomes and improve survival in patients with acute basilar artery occlusion, but this has not yet been studied. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of mechanical thrombectomy with a Solitaire stent within ...
Ye Tianwen - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of surgical treatment of acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation with multistrand titanium cables for coracoclavicular (CC) stabilization. Forty-two patients with acute AC joint dislocation, including Rockwood type III 14 cases, type IV 2 cases and type V 26 cases, were ...
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 ...
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