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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 ...
Heerema Nyla A NA Nyla A. Heerema and Julie M. Gastier-Foster, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Julie M. Gastier-Foster, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH; Andrew J. Carroll, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Meenakshi Devidas, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Mignon L. Loh, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Michael J. Borowitz, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD; Eric C. Larsen, Maine Children's Cancer Program, Scarborough, ME; Leonard A. Mattano Jr, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI; Kelly W. Maloney and Stephen P. Hunger, Children's Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO; Cheryl L. Willman, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Brent L. Wood, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Naomi J. Winick, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; and William L. Carroll and Elizabeth A. Raetz, The New York University Cancer Institute, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, - - 2013
Five-year overall survival (OS) for children with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) exceeds 90% with risk-adapted therapy. Age, initial WBC count, genetic aberrations, and minimal residual disease (MRD) are used for risk stratification. Intrachromosomal amplification of a region of chromosome 21 (iAMP21; three or more extra copies of RUNX1 ...
Bruserud O - - 2013
Hyperleukocytosis is usually defined as leukocyte count >100 × 10(9)  L(-1) and can be seen in newly diagnosed leukaemias. Hyperleukocytic leukaemia is associated with a risk of organ failure and early death secondary to leukostasis. Mechanical removal of leukocytes by the apheresis technique, leukocytapheresis, is a therapeutic option in these patients. During ...
Connolly Mark M Department of Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA; Neural Systems and Dynamics Laboratory, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, - - 2013
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a powerful endogenous mechanism whereby a brief period of ischemia is capable of protecting remote tissues from subsequent ischemic insult. While this phenomenon has been extensively studied in the heart and brain in animal models, little work has been done to explore the effects of ...
Byun Hayoung - - 2013
To evaluate the prognostic and predictive value of electroneuronography (ENoG) in acute severe inflammatory facial paralysis, including Bell's palsy and Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS). Prospective observational study. Patients with acute severe facial paralysis of House-Brackmann (H-B) grade IV or worse and diagnosed with Bell's palsy or RHS were enrolled from ...
Chierchia Gian-Battista - - 2013
Cryoballoon ablation (CBA) (Arctic Front, Medtronic, USA) has proven very effective in achieving pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Different transseptal (TS) puncture sites might influence CBA procedure. The aim of the present study was to analyze the influence of different TS puncture sites (anterior, medial and posterior) on the acute and ...
Shekhar Ravi - - 2013
Introduction: Meningitis is still a major cause of illness in many parts of the world. Though substantial improvement has been occurred in the diagnosis of meningitis, conclusive differentiation between tubercular and pyogenic meningitis remains to be an unsolved problem. Patients with meningitis often have severe neurological deficit or die inspite ...
Rahman F - - 2013
Life-threatening coagulopathy associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) has been the defining clinical characteristic and is an important risk factor for fatal haemorrhage and early death. Pathogenesis of coagulopathy in APL is complex and mainly includes disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The study was done to see the status of DIC ...
Bezuidenhout A Fourie - - 2013
Background. The indications for urgent computed tomography of the brain (CTB) in the acute setting are controversial. While guidelines have been proposed for CTB in well-resourced countries, these are not always appropriate for resource-limited environments. Furthermore, no unifying guideline exists for trauma-related and non-trauma-related acute intracranial pathology. Adoption by resource-limited ...
Yong Yao Pey - - 2013
The timing of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) following thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke remains controversial. We have described our unit's experience and performed a systematic review and pooled data synthesis of the safety of CEA in this group of patients. Retrospective analysis of patients who had undergone CEA following thrombolysis between ...
Robbins Shawn M - - 2013
The objective was to explore predictors of physical function during acute in-patient rehabilitation within a few days after TKA. Physical function status of participants (n = 72) three days after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was measured using the Timed Up and Go Test (TUG) and the function subscale of the ...
Nomura Satoshi - - 2013
Elevation of the serum total bilirubin (STB) level not stemming from hepatic dysfunction or biliary obstruction may be seen in cases of acute appendicitis. This paper deals with the clinical significance of such elevations. Data from 410 appendectomized patients classified into two groups (a high preoperative STB group and a ...
Belenguer-Muncharaz A - - 2013
A comparison was made between invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) in haematological patients with acute respiratory failure. A retrospective observational study was made from 2001 to December 2011. A clinical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary hospital. Patients with hematological malignancies suffering acute respiratory ...
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