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Houle Julie - - 2013
To evaluate the daily steps threshold associated with improved cardiovascular disease risk factors during the first year following an acute coronary syndrome. Subjects (N = 41) were recruited during hospitalization for an acute coronary syndrome. A blinded pedometer with a 7-day memory (NL-2000) was used at baseline, 3, 6, 9, ...
Zhu Q H - - 2013
To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of single-session endovascular treatment with manual aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) as the first-line method of thrombus removal for iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS) with secondary acute isolated iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This was a prospective clinical study. Twenty-six patients (19 women, 7 men, ...
Qian Yongbing - - 2013
Abstract Introduction: Severe and acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a high mortality. Since COPD is an airway inflammatory disease, and heparin has shown anti-inflammatory effects in previous studies, we evaluated the clinical effect of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH; nadroparin) in COPD patients admitted ...
Lo Gin-Ho - - 2013
Abstract Background. Esophageal varices extending along lesser curvature side of stomach is classified as GOV1. The optimal therapy for GOV1 bleeding is still undetermined. Methods. One hundred and sixty-two patients diagnosed as acute hemorrhage from GOV1 were enrolled. At endoscopists' discretion, 118 patients received glue injection (Glue group) and 44 ...
Chen Lin-Yan - - 2013
This study compared the clinical outcome of the transvenous versus transthoracic approach for closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). There are no data regarding the results of transvenous versus transthoracic catheter-based device closure of PDA with Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO) despite their increasing use as alternatives to conventional surgery. In ...
Hanna Jennifer M - - 2013
Despite a current lack of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the indication, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has replaced open surgical management for acute complicated type B aortic dissection due to promising short- and midterm data. However, long-term results, with a view toward durability and need for secondary ...
Goldstein Daniel T - - 2013
Diabetes mellitus is a well-established risk factor for postoperative complications of total joint arthroplasty (TJA). We conducted a study to identify a specific hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level at which immediate postoperative complication rates increased after TJA. HbA1c levels were measured within 90 days preoperatively. Complications were documented during the acute ...
Tan Ker-Kan KK Department of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, - - 2013
Mesenteric embolization is an integral part in the management of acute lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The aim of this study was to highlight our experience after adopting mesenteric embolization in the management of acute lower GI hemorrhage. A retrospective review of all cases of mesenteric embolization for acute lower GI ...
Keramati Mohammad Reza MR Cancer Molecular Pathology Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2013
Sulfur mustard (SM) is an incapacitating chemical warfare agent, which has been widely employed in particular regions including Iran. We investigated and reported delayed biochemical and hematological complications of SM in severely toxic Iranian veterans 23 years after exposure. Forty-two Iranian veterans, residents of Khorasan Razavi, poisoned by SM, and ...
Catena Fausto - - 2013
Background/Aims: In some randomized controlled trials laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute cholecystitis was associated with a shorter hospital stay when compared with open cholecystectomy (OC). These studies were not double blinded and without intention to treat purpose. Methodology: The present study project was a prospective, randomized investigation. The study was ...
Hodkinson Emily C - - 2013
To investigate the outcomes of a cohort of acute and elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients who were discharged home 6 hours postprocedure. Contemporary PCI is safe with a low rate of acute complications. It is well established as a day procedure in elective cases; however, data are lacking in acute ...
Glanzmann Michael C - - 2013
Persistent horizontal instability after acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation may provoke unsatisfactory results of conservative treatment. Hypothesis: the arthroscopically assisted double flip button stabilization of acute horizontally unstable grade III and IV AC joint disruptions results in full functional restoration and stable radiological reposition. 21 patients treated for an acute ...
Taşoğlu Irfan - - 2013
The aim of this study was to examine the predictive ability of admission neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for predicting amputation in patients with acute limb ischemia who underwent embolectomy. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical, hematologic, and amputation data of 254 patients who had undergone embolectomy for acute limb ischemia. There were ...
de Varona Frolov Serguei R - - 2013
Acute aortic oclussion (AAO) is an uncommon entity with high morbi-mortality. A retrospective analysis was performed of 29 patients treated for AAO in the past 28 years. Variables included for analysis were age, sex, smoking, diabetes, renal failure, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, 30 days mortality and ...
Bhat Shailaja S - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To report the clinical features, management, and outcome of 7 cases of culture-proven multidrug-resistant Enterobacter postoperative endophthalmitis following cataract surgery. Methods: Medical records of 7 cases of acute postoperative endophthalmitis after uneventful cataract surgery were reviewed. Details regarding age, gender, visual acuity and clinical features at presentation, microbiological ...
Zaidat Osama O - - 2013
Limited post-marketing data exist on the use of the Solitaire FR device in clinical practice. The North American Solitaire Stent Retriever Acute Stroke (NASA) registry aimed to assess the real world performance of the Solitaire FR device in contrast with the results from the SWIFT (Solitaire with the Intention for ...
Tolenaar Jip L - - 2013
Aortic intramural hematoma type B (IMHB) is a variant of acute aortic syndrome, which presents with symptoms similar to classic type B aortic dissection (ABAD). However, the natural history of IMHB is not well understood. The purpose of this study was to better characterize IMHB, comparing its clinical characteristics, treatment, ...
Kim Tae-Hoon - - 2013
Acute heart failure (HF) is a potentially fatal complication after spine surgery. We sought to identify clinical and echocardiographic predictors of postoperative HF in spine surgery patients. Retrospective observational study. A total of 305 patients (128 men; age, 65±9 years) who underwent spine surgery were consecutively enrolled. A transthoracic echocardiography ...
Inoue Y - - 2013
Context. In acute glufosinate poisoning, sudden respiratory arrest and convulsion can occur after a latent period of 4-60 h. There is still no factor that accurately predicts the occurrence of these symptoms. Objective. To elucidate the predictors of severe effects following acute glufosinate poisoning. Materials and methods. This study is ...
Thielecke Marlene - - 2013
Tungiasis (sand flea disease) is a neglected tropical disease. Heavy infestation results in mutilation of the feet and difficulty in walking. We identified eight individuals with extremely severe tungiasis in rural Madagascar. To prevent reinfestation, four individuals received solid shoes and four received a daily application of an herbal repellent ...
Preventza Ourania - - 2013
We compared the short-term outcomes between patients who had undergone classic repair for type I aortic dissection and those who had undergone concomitant antegrade stenting in the descending thoracic aorta. From January 2005 to December 2012, 112 patients were treated for acute type I aortic dissection. Eighty-seven patients (group A) ...
Colombo R - - 2013
Robotic neurorehabilitation, thanks to high dosage/intensity training protocols, has the potential for a greater impact on impairment. We aimed to analyze how time since the acute event may influence the motor recovery process during robot-assisted rehabilitation of the upper limb. A total of 41 patients after stroke were enrolled: 20 ...
Bernardes Rodrigo C - - 2013
Acute type A aortic syndromes and its chronic complications are fatal diseases traditionally treated by open surgery, with high mortality rates. An endovascular approach to the ascending aorta could reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with open surgery. Our aim was to report our initial experience in treating ascending aortic ...
Cady Roger - - 2013
To compare the use of a combination of 85 mg sumatriptan plus 500 mg naproxen sodium in a combination tablet with 500 mg naproxen sodium in an identically appearing tablet when used as a daily preventative and acute treatment for 1 month and episodic acute treatment for an additional 2 months in patients ...
Cady Roger - - 2013
This pilot study explored the potential for 2 recognized acute migraine medications, 85 mg of sumatriptan plus 500 mg of naproxen sodium in a combination tablet (SumaRT/Nap) and 500 mg of naproxen sodium, to treat and modify the disease progression of migraine. In other words, can these medications both abort an acute attack ...
Kudo Tomoaki - - 2013
Patients with Stanford type B acute aortic dissection usually receive medical treatment during the acute phase. The present study aimed to elucidate the factors predicting late aortic events in patients treated conservatively for acute type B dissections. From March 1991 to March 2011, 117 patients were enrolled in the present ...
Ubbink Dirk T - - 2013
It is important for caregivers and patients to know which wounds are at risk of prolonged wound healing to enable timely communication and treatment. Available prognostic models predict wound healing in chronic ulcers, but not in acute wounds, that is, originating after trauma or surgery. We developed a model to ...
Hundt Walter - - 2013
Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) is a third choice of treatment for acute arterial occlusions, in addition to thrombolysis and surgical thrombectomy. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the combined treatment of PMT and local thrombolysis with thrombolysis therapy alone. Sixty-nine patients with acute (<14 days [n=35]) or ...
Simsek Cihan - - 2013
Aims: The clinical outcome of patients treated with the everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (Absorb BVS) in the ABSORB Cohort A and B studies using mandatory intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging showed encouraging results. The ABSORB EXTEND study aimed to include longer lesions, allow overlap and did not oblige IVUS imaging. We ...
Ankolekar Sandeep - - 2013
The practicalities of doing ambulance-based trials where paramedics perform all aspects of a clinical trial involving patients with ultra-acute stroke have not been assessed. We performed a randomized controlled trial with screening, consent, randomization, and treatment performed by paramedics prior to hospitalization. Patients with probable ultra-acute stroke (<4 hours) and ...
Saňák Daniel - - 2013
To investigate the safety and efficacy of the self-expanding Solitaire stent used during intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for intracranial arterial occlusion (IAO) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Consecutive nonselected patients with AIS with IAO documented on computed tomographic angiography or magnetic resonance angiography and treated with IVT were included in this ...
Courivaud Cécile - - 2013
Previous small studies have reported favorable results of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in the setting of chronic refractory heart failure (CRHF). We evaluated the impact of PD in a larger cohort of patients with CHRF where end-stage renal disease was excluded. All patients who received PD therapy for CRHF between January ...
Choi Moon Han - - 2013
The most appropriate treatment for acute gastric variceal bleeding (GVB) is currently endoscopic gastric variceal obturation (GVO) using Histoacryl®. However, the secondary prophylactic efficacy of beta-blocker (BB) after GVO for the first acute episode of GVB has not yet been established. The secondary prophylactic efficacy of BB after GVO for ...
Mahadik Punit - - 2013
To find the association of trial without catheter (TWOC) outcome for first spontaneous acute urinary retention (AUR) in benign prostatic obstruction with age, prior lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), retention volume at catheterization (RV), and size of prostate. Our prospective observational analytical (interventional) study enrolled 77 cases of spontaneous AUR ...
Rowe Jacob M - - 2013
This year marked the occurrence of several important milestones in the treatment of acute leukemias. First, the standard 7 + 3 protocol for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was developed 40 years ago, and with some adaptations, has stood the test of time. Second, the 1 millionth hematopoietic cell transplant was recorded this ...
Mirmohammad-Sadeghi Mohsen M Assistant Professor, Cardiac Rehabilitation Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical ciences, Isfahan, - - 2013
Renal dysfunction or acute renal failure in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The great impact of acute renal failure (ARF) in the outcomes of cardiac surgery demands its study in our population, encouraging to the elaboration of this study, which ...
Tang Paul P From the *Department of Surgery, and †Department of Anesthesia, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC - - 2013
Compared with median sternotomy, a right thoracotomy (RT) approach to mitral surgery is associated with decreased postoperative acute renal failure. Therefore, we examined propensity-matched patients with chronic renal impairment to compare outcomes. A retrospective review at a single institution identified patients who underwent mitral valve surgery from 1986 to 2010. ...
Chaudhary Shyam Chand SC Department of Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2013
Organophosphorous (OP) poisoning is one of the most common poisonings seen in India. OP compounds act through inhibition of enzyme acetylcholinesterase and estimation of pseudocholinesterase (PCE) activity strengthens the diagnosis in clinically uncertain cases of OP poisoning. The role of pralidoxime (PAM) therapy in OP poisoning has been controversial. This ...
Jeong Oh - - 2013
Several previous studies have concluded that iron supplementation is not beneficial for correcting acute postoperative anemia. However, little data are available about the effect of intravenous (IV) iron supplementation for acute postoperative anemia in patients undergoing gastrectomy. Between February 2009 and May 2012, 527 patients underwent gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma. ...
Imazio Massimo M Cardiology Department, Maria Vittoria Hospital, Turin, Italy. - - 2013
Colchicine is effective for the treatment of recurrent pericarditis. However, conclusive data are lacking regarding the use of colchicine during a first attack of acute pericarditis and in the prevention of recurrent symptoms. In a multicenter, double-blind trial, eligible adults with acute pericarditis were randomly assigned to receive either colchicine ...
Haznedaroglu Ibrahim C - - 2013
Introduction: The aim of this paper is to indicate optimal tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) administration practices based on European LeukemiaNet (ELN) 2013 recommendations for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Likewise, current concerns of undertreatment and overtreatment with TKIs during the long-term clinical course of CML will be outlined. Areas covered: Currently ...
Jain Suneil - - 2013
The optimal duration over which lung SBRT should be delivered is unknown. We conducted a randomized pilot study in patients treated with four fractions of lung SBRT delivered over 4 or over 11days. Patients with a peripheral solitary lung tumor (NSCLC or pulmonary metastasis) ⩽5cm were eligible. For NSCLC lung ...
Salam Kizhakkaniyakath Abdu - - 2013
Intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator has been shown to be beneficial up to 4·5-hours of symptom onset. The study aims to review our experience with thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in the 3- to 4·5-hours window in acute ischemic stroke. Prospective observational study ...
Tsivgoulis Georgios - - 2013
There are limited data regarding the use of intravenous thrombolysis in patients who experienced acute ischemic symptoms during their hospitalization for prior transient ischemic attack. We sought to prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravenous thrombolysis for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke occurring during hospitalization for transient ischemic ...
Wu Xiaojin - - 2013
Reports from multiple centers have shown that reduced-intensity allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (RIC-HCT) is able to benefit some adult patients suffering from Philadelphia chromosome-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, the relationship between donor cell source and outcome of RIC-HCT in (Ph-)ALL patients has not been elucidated. In this study, we ...
Hu Shou-Liang - - 2013
There is no report on the effects of sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) plus hemoperfusion (HP) (SLED + HP) in patients with acute severe organophosphate (OP) poisoning (ASOPP). This study was designed to compare the therapeutic effectiveness between SLED + HP and continuous hemofiltration (CHF) plus HP (CHF + HP) in patients with ASOPP. In order to ...
Strati Paolo - - 2013
Trisomy 21 is frequently noted in patients with AML. In adults, +21 has traditionally been considered an intermediate-risk cytogenetic aberration. We analyzed 90 patients with newly diagnosed AML harboring +21. Four cytogenetic subgroups were defined based on associated cytogenetic abnormalities: +21 alone, +21 with favorable, +21 with intermediate, and +21 with unfavorable cytogenetics. Fifty-four percent of ...
Parker David M - - 2013
Acute incarceration of paraesophageal hernias (PEHs) requiring urgent or emergent surgery is rare. Patients are often elderly with significant comorbidities and have historically been treated with open abdominal or thoracic incisions. Our study was designed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair (LPEHR) in patients ...
Lee Shinwon - - 2013
Background: Ceftriaxone is frequently administered empirically for hospitalized patients with acute pyelonephritis (APN) due to prevalent quinolone resistance in our hospital; however, its use is inappropriate for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli, an increasing problem. Methods: A retrospective, 1:2 matched cohort study was performed to evaluate the impact of ESBL ...
Dubois Thomas A - - 2013
The healing knowledge of a Sami (Saami) hunter and reindeer herder was surveyed as a window into the concepts of health, healing, and disease in early twentieth-century Sapmi (Northern Sweden). The two books of Johan Turi (1854--1936)---An Account of the Sami (1910) and Lappish Texts (1918--19) were examined to determine ...
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