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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 ...
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, ...
Chen Chih-Hao CH Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, - - 2014
Timely intravenous (IV) thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke is associated with better clinical outcomes. Acute stroke care implemented with "Stroke Code" (SC) may increase IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) administration. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of SC on thrombolysis. The study period was divided into the "pre-SC ...
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