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Lasek-Bal Anetta A Department of Neurology, Medical University of Silesia Hospital No. 7, Professor Leszek Giec Upper Silesian Medical Centre, Katowice, - - 2014
Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disturbance encountered in the neurological and neurosurgical intensive care units, and can exacerbate existing neurological deficits. The objective of this study was to observe the influences of chronic kidney ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Schulman Sam S Department of Medicine, McMaster University and Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute, Hamilton, ON, Canada (S. Schulman, C.K.); Department of Hematology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden (S.S.); Thrombosis Research Institute and University College London, London, UK (A.K.K.); Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (S.Z.G.); Medical Division 2, Municipal Hospital Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany (S. Schellong); Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital-Östra, Gothenburg, Sweden (H.E.); Department of Vascular Pathology, Bellevue Hospital, Saint Etienne, France (P.M.); Clinical Research, Boehringer Ingelheim, Copenhagen, Denmark (A.V.C.); Boehringer Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT (J.F.); Boehringer Ingelheim, Reims, France (F.L.M.); and Boehringer Ingelheim, Biberach and der Riss, BDM, Germany - - 2014
Dabigatran and warfarin have been compared for the treatment of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in a 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, we ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Glanzmann Michael C - - 2013
Persistent horizontal instability after acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation may provoke unsatisfactory results of conservative treatment. 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 grade ...
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 ...
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 ...
Zhu Guang-fa GF Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University; Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Beijing 100029, China. Email: - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kucher Nils N Division of Vascular Medicine, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland (N.K., I.B.); Helios Hospital Siegburg, Siegburg, Germany (P.B., J.H., R.M.); Internal Medicine III, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany (O.J.M., E.B.); Großhadern Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany (C.K., M.G., P.L.); University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus of Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany (J.B.-W., R.H., S.W.); Dortmund Hospital, Dortmund, Germany (T.H., A.B.); Hospital Lippe-Detmold, Detmold, Germany (U.T., D.H.); and University Hospital of Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany (H.G., - - 2014
In patients with acute pulmonary embolism, 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 intermediate-risk ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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