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Wojakowski W - - 2013
Aim: Aim of the study was to evaluate the association between circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and angiographic outcomes after implantation of GenousTM stent in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (ACS) (NSTE-ACS) undergoing urgent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: Sixty patients treated with EPC-capture stent (N.=30) or bare ...
Naiditch Jessica A - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the fraction of children with acute appendicitis who had recent false-negative diagnoses and to analyze the association of a missed diagnosis of appendicitis with patient outcome. The records of all 816 patients who underwent appendectomy for suspected appendicitis at a free-standing children's ...
Hunter Shereen Shoukry - - 2013
Background and study aims: Oesophageal variceal haemorrhage is a devastating complication of portal hypertension (PHT). This study was done to determine the risk factors for re-bleeding within 5days and mortality up to 6weeks in patients with cirrhosis and acute variceal haemorrhage (AVH). Patients and methods: The study included 100 patients ...
Karamyyar Mohammad - - 2013
Background: To assess the therapeutic effects of oral zinc supplementation on acute watery diarrhea of children with moderate dehydration. Methods: All 9-month to 5-year-old children who were admitted with acute watery diarrhea and moderate dehydration to the Children Ward of Motahari Hospital, Urmia, Iran in 2008 were recruited. After the ...
Jain Sandeep - - 2013
Malignant obstructive jaundice (MOJ) is relieved by stenting via endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and biliary drainage (PTCD). Stent occlusion rates of 30-45% have been reported in literature due to tumor ingrowth or overgrowth. We prospectively evaluated the feasibility and the role of intraluminal brachytherapy (ILBT) in ...
Stoicescu Claudiu C "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, - - 2013
Background: Stent thrombosis (ST) is a rare, but extremely severe complication of PCI. Outside clinical trials, data are limited regarding the risks and the impact of this phenomenon.Aims: To assess prevalence, predictors, and clinical outcome of ST after implantation of drug eluting stents (DES) compared with bare metal stents (BMS), ...
Cinteza Delia D "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Bucharest, - - 2013
Objectives: Stroke is followed by an inflammatory response lasting up to several months. Moreover, many of the stroke-related comorbidities (i.e., diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, and atherosclerosis) are characterized by an pro-inflammatory status.Material and Methods: We designed this pilot study to evaluate the relation between the consumption of a nutritional ...
Robak Tadeusz - - 2013
Abstract Long-term outcomes following newer therapies for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have rarely been reported. This paper presents the results of the final analysis of the Polish Adult Leukemia Group PALG-CLL2 study performed ten years from final patient enrollment. With the extended follow-up time, it was found that cladribine (2-CdA)-based ...
Chow Vincent - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend that transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) should be performed for acute risk stratification following acute pulmonary embolism (PE), but it is unclear whether the initial TTE can predict long-term outcome beyond six months. We sought to assess the potential of the initial right atrial (RA) to left atrial ...
Mokin Maxim - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: The promising results of the Solitaire Flow Restoration (FR) With the Intention for Thrombectomy (SWIFT) trial recently led to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Solitaire FR stent retriever device for recanalization of cerebral vessels in patients with acute ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE:: To report the early postmarket ...
Lee Jun Kyu - - 2013
Prompt antimicrobial therapy, together with subsequent biliary drainage, is crucial to prevent the rapidly deteriorating course of severe acute cholangitis. Therefore, updates in bacteriological epidemiology and resistance profile are important for management of this critical disease. Also, because the routine addition of metronidazole to the first-line regimen is controversial, we ...
Baril Donald T DT University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Mass. Electronic address: - - 2013
Acute limb ischemia remains one of the most challenging emergencies in vascular surgery. Historically, outcomes following interventions for acute limb ischemia have been associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to determine contemporary outcomes following lower extremity bypass performed for acute limb ischemia. ...
Pan Jun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Total arch replacement to treat type A aortic dissection is a complex procedure. To simplify the procedure, we used a triple-branched stent graft for total aortic arch replacement. METHODS: Between February 2010 and June 2011, 27 patients (mean age, 52.7 ± 11.5 years), with acute type A aortic dissection ...
Scali Salvatore T - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The safety and feasibility of fenestrated/branched endovascular repair of acute visceral aortic disease in high-risk patients is unknown. The purpose of this report is to describe our experience with surgeon-modified endovascular aneurysm repair (sm-EVAR) for the urgent or emergent treatment of pathology involving the branched segment of the aorta ...
Piastra Marco - - 2013
Intracranial complications of acute and chronic otitis media can be difficult to recognize, as signs and symptoms are often subtle and variable across different age groups. In March, 2012, a 10-year-old boy was hospitalized due to a 10-day history of horizontal double vision from the right eye, which worsened when ...
Zhang Fengxiang - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There has been no randomized controlled study to prospectively compare the performance and clinical outcomes of remote magnetic control (RMC) versus manual catheter control (MCC) during ablation of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) ventricular premature complexes (VPC) or tachycardia (VT) OBJECTIVE: This study prospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety ...
Weng Yi-Ming - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the association between the duration of high-altitude (>3000 m) pre-exposure and acute mountain sickness (AMS) incidence. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted on 2 random days each month from April 2007 to March 2008 at Paiyun Lodge (3402 m), Jade ...
Streitz Matthew J - - 2013
Sodium nitrite and sodium thiosulfate are common cyanide antidotes. Hydroxocobalamin was approved for use in the United States in 2006. Our objective was to determine the frequency of antidote use as reported to the US poison centers from 2005 to 2009 and describe which antidotes were used in critically ill ...
Wu Wen-Wen - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: The aim of this study was to study the effect of oxygen-driven nebulization (ODN) at different oxygen flows on heart rate, respiratory rate, SpO2, SaO2, PaO2, PaCO2 and pH of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) patients. METHODS:: According to random number table, 9 AECOPD patients were ...
Sun Jia-Kui - - 2013
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of early enteral nutrition (EEN) on intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) and disease severity in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). METHODS: Enteral nutrition (EN) was started within 48 h after admission in the EEN group and from the 8th day in the delayed enteral nutrition (DEN) group. The ...
Makkar Raj R - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the determinants and outcomes of acute insertion of a second transcatheter prosthetic valve (TV) within the first (TV-in-TV) or transcatheter valve embolization (TVE) after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Both TAVR failure with TV-in-TV and TVE can occur as a consequence of TAVR ...
Drago Fabrizio - - 2013
AIMS: The aim of this study was to report the 10-year experience of our Institution in cryoablation of supraventricular tachycardia due to a right accessory pathway (AP).METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-one cryoablations of right AP were performed between July 2002 and October 2011 in our Institution in 66 patients (mean age ...
Tang Xue X Intensive Care Unit, First People's Hospital Affiliated Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, - - 2013
This study aimed to clarify the efficacy of 2 therapies for patients with severe acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning, including atropine adverse effects, the length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay, complications, and mortality. A retrospective cohort study of 152 cases collected from May 2008 to November 2012 at 2 urban ...
El-Gengehe Ahmed Talaat - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Acute limb ischemia (ALI) represents an emergency in which delayed intervention results in significant morbidity, and potentially, death. PURPOSE: To assess the role of duplex in differentiating embolic from thrombotic ALI. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We prospectively recruited 57 patients; with 62 non-traumatic ALI. We measured the diameter at the ...
Le Fur Emmanuelle - - 2013
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of experience and technical changes on morbidity during the first year after permanent prostate brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From July 2003 to May 2010, 150 patients with prostate cancer underwent low-dose iodine-125 prostate brachytherapy as a monotherapy by the same medical team (one urologist and ...
Christian Michael R - - 2013
Intravenous fat emulsion (IFE) therapy is a novel treatment that has been used to reverse the acute toxicity of some xenobiotics with varied success. We sought to determine how US Poison Control Centers (PCCs) have incorporated IFE as a treatment strategy for poisoning. A closed-format multiple-choice survey instrument was developed, ...
Lee Samantha - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There exists a significant amount of misinformation regarding methadone and buprenorphine, and a belief that toxicity associated with nonmedical use of methadone and nonmedical use of buprenorphine is similar in severity and outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare outcomes associated with nonmedical use of methadone ...
Qian Hong - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) with antegrade cerebral perfusion has been historically preferred for organ protection during surgical repair of the acute aortic dissection type A. However, in the past decades, different perfusion-specific strategies with a growing trend to increase the body temperature at circulatory arrest emerged. In this ...
Birschmann I - - 2013
Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) has been available for the treatment of acute bleeding and for prevention of bleeding during surgery and invasive procedures in patients with congenital haemophilia with inhibitors (CHwI) and acquired haemophilia since 1996. The study objective was to assess the efficacy and safety of rFVIIa in ...
Shurrab Mohammed - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: Data regarding efficacy and safety of three-dimensional localisation systems (3D) are limited. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing combined fluoroscopy and 3D guided to fluoroscopically-only guided procedures. Design: A systematic search was performed using multiple databases between 1990- 2010. Outcomes were acute and long-term success, ablation, ...
Soize Sébastien - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: The study attempts to identify notable factors predicting poor outcome, death, and intracranial hemorrhage in patients with acute ischemic stroke undergoing mechanical thrombectomy with stent retriever. These data could be useful to improve the selection of patients for thrombectomy. METHODS: Patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with the Solitaire ...
Botelho Ricardo Vieira - - 2013
The craniometric linear dimensions of the posterior fossa have been relatively well studied, but angular craniometry has been poorly studied and may reveal differences in the several types of craniocervical junction malformation. The objectives of this study were to evaluate craniometric angles compared with normal subjects and elucidate the main ...
Hsieh I-Chang - - 2013
The aim of this study is to evaluate the acute and long-term outcomes of ostial stentings among bare-metal stents (BMS), sirolimus-eluting stents, and paclitaxel-eluting stents. According to the CAPTAIN (Cardiovascular Atherosclerosis and Percutaneous TrAnsluminal INterventions) registry, from November 1995 to June 2011, 420 patients with ostial lesions were treated using ...
Fahrni Jennifer - - 2013
Ilio-femoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has a high rate of long-term morbidity in the form of the postthrombotic syndrome (PTS). Therefore, management of acute thrombosis should not only focus on the prevention of acute complications such as propagation or embolisation of the initial clot but also on preventing PTS and ...
Ezzet Kace A - - 2013
Acute ischemic stroke is a potentially catastrophic medical emergency. Recently, successful reversal of the neurologic deficits associated with major ischemic strokes has been accomplished in selected patients through the use of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), an agent that can accomplish thrombolysis of arterial clots if given within the first ...
Bagan Patrick - - 2013
Purpose : To assess the efficacy of a new in situ thrombolysis method using a low-pressure micro-porous balloon catheter (MPBC) compared to a traditional in situ infusion (ISI) of a fibrinolytic agent in the treatment of acute limb ischemia. Methods : Between January 2010 and December 2011, 21 patients (14 ...
Park Kui Young - - 2013
Skin lesions and pain are the most distinctive features of herpes zoster. Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy is an effective treatment known for its wound-healing effects. To determine whether the LED treatment affects wound healing and acute pain in acute herpes zoster ophthalmicus. We recruited 28 consecutive Korean patients with acute ...
Kramer Sharon F SF Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental - - 2013
[Purpose] To quantify the activity levels of individuals in an acute stroke ward, and to determine if their activity levels change within the first month after stroke. [Methods] In this pilot study, participant activity was monitored prospectively over a single day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on two separate ...
Bernheim D D Department of Ophthalmology, CHU de Grenoble, University Hospital/Université Joseph Fourier-Grenoble 1, Grenoble, - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate the kinetics of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) loads using quantitative PCR (qPCR) in patients treated for acute retinal necrosis (ARN). Six patients (52 ± 13 years old) with ARN syndrome were consecutively studied. Aqueous humor (AH) was sampled from both eyes of all ...
Sista Federico - - 2013
To evaluate acute cholecystitis, complicated by peritonitis, acute phase response and immunological status in patients treated by laparoscopic or open approach. From January 2002 to May 2012, we conducted a prospective randomized study on 45 consecutive patients (27 women, 18 men; mean age 58 years). These subjects were taken from ...
Koopmans Merel M - - 2013
Background. We analyzed clinical characteristics, treatment, genetic diversity, and outcome of 92 adults with Listeria monocytogenes meningitis included in 2 prospective nationwide cohort studies. Methods. Episodes of community-acquired listerial meningitis confirmed by cerebrospinal fluid culture were included from 1998-2002 and 2006-2012. We compared patients and pathogen characteristics between cohorts and identified predictors ...
Dabareiner Robin M - - 2013
Case Description-4 horses with enthesopathy and desmitis of the medial collateral ligament of the cubital joint were examined. Clinical Findings-All 4 horses had a history of acute, severe, unilateral forelimb lameness and had signs of pain during manipulation of the affected upper forelimb; 2 also had swelling in the axillary ...
Mylonas Georgios - - 2013
PURPOSE:: To evaluate microperimetry changes in patients with acute macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion during a follow-up period of 12 months with intravitreal ranibizumab treatment (Lucentis; Novartis). METHODS:: Patients with macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion received an intravitreous injection of 0.5 mg of ranibizumab ...
Rathenborg L K - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) has proven effective in the treatment of acute cerebral ischaemic attack in selected cases. In the presence of a carotid artery stenosis, such patients may be candidates for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Few studies have been made on the safety of CEA performed after IVT. DESIGN: This ...
Bretaudeau Deguigne M - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of early digestive tract decontamination on the severity of acute-on-chronic lithium poisoning (acute poisoning in patients under long-term therapy). This was an observational and retrospective study of acute-on-chronic lithium overdoses recorded by the Angers Poisons and Toxicovigilance Centre between February ...
Zhao Gang - - 2013
To compare effects of different resuscitation fluid on microcirculation, inflammation, intestinal barrier and clinical results in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). One hundred and twenty patients with SAP were enrolled at the Pancreatic Disease Institute between January 2007 and March 2010. The patients were randomly treated with normal saline (NS group), ...
Wiedemann Dominik - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim of this analysis was to assess short and mid-term results of patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for 4 different indications. METHODS: From 1996 to 2010, 300 patients (80 female, 220 male, median age 67 years [20 to 88]) underwent TEVAR at our department. Among them ...
Wu Ai Min - - 2013
STUDY DESIGN:: A retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE:: The purpose of this study is to assess radiological features of intravertebral cleft (IVC) in non-acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) patients, and analyze the existence of intravertebral cleft impact on outcomes of PKP. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: The IVC sign is regarded ...
Napoléon Bertrand - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Pancreatitis is the most feared complication of endoscopic papillectomy (EP). Prevention by pancreatic duct stenting following EP has been advocated but not proven by a randomized trial. The purpose of the present retrospective review is to compare a period of systematic stenting with the period before in which stents ...
Abdel-Karim Abdul-Rahman R - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We sought to examine the prevalence and progression rate of intermediate saphenous vein graft (SVG) lesions in the Stenting Of Saphenous vein grafts (SOS) trial. METHODS: The baseline and follow-up angiograms of 80 patients participating in the SOS trial were analyzed to determine the prevalence of intermediate (30-60% angiographic ...
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