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Tolonen J - - 2013
Abstract Context: Cardiorenal biomarkers (CBs) predict outcome in acute heart failure (AHF). Objective: To evaluate CBs in early follow-up prognostication. Methods: In 124 AHF patients, levels of CystatinC, NT-proBNP and TroponinI measured five weeks from admission (W5) and relative change from day 2 (D2) were assessed for 6-month prognosis (mortality/HF ...
Hanninen Mikael - - 2013
Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most common supraventricular tachycardia referred for ablation. High success rates have been accompanied with a small risk of atrioventricular (AV) block. Cryoablation has been used as an alternative to radiofrequency (RF) ablation, but studies have been underpowered in comparing the 2 techniques. An ...
Numata Satoshi - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to evaluate mid-long-term results of aortic arch replacement. Between 1992 and 2012, 263 consecutive patients underwent aortic arch repair in our institution. Follow-up rate was 92%, and 243 patients were enrolled in this study. Two hundred twelve patients (87%) underwent total arch replacement using ...
Chang Chen-Jung - - 2013
Gastroesophageal varices bleeding is a major complication in patients with cirrhosis. Gastric varices (GVs) occur in approximately 20% of patients with portal hypertension. However, GV bleeding develops in only 25% of patients with GV and requires more transfusion and has higher mortality than esophageal variceal (EV) bleeding. The best strategy ...
Zhou Jian Zhong - - 2013
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a strong marker of acute myeloid leukemia. The aim of this study was to compare MPO staining at different temperatures. Four bone marrow aspirate smears of each case were incubated with MPO staining solution at 4°C, 20°C, 37°C and 50°C, respectively. 30 patients with score <150 at ...
Ternacle Julien - - 2013
Background: The benefit of load expansion is controversial in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of furosemide in cases of normotensive acute PE. Methods and Results: We retrospectively included 70 consecutive normotensive patients (systolic blood pressure ≥90mmHg) admitted for acute PE with right ventricular ...
Waber Deborah P DP Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2013
Dexamethasone is more efficacious than prednisone in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but has also been associated with greater toxicity. We compared neuropsychological outcomes for patients treated on DFCI ALL Consortium Protocol 00-01, which included a randomized comparison of the two steroid preparations during post-induction therapy in children ...
Kouvelos George N - - 2013
Isolated acute abdominal aortic dissection (IAAAD) is considered an unusual clinical entity and is traditionally treated by open surgical repair. We report our single-center experience during the last 9 years, evaluating the outcomes after endovascular repair in this patient population. All patients with a diagnosis of IAAAD treated in our institute ...
Goldsmith Zachariah G - - 2013
To characterize the use of emergent JJ ureteric stent placement and percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) for patients with obstructive urolithiasis with sepsis, and to determine whether outcomes differ between the two treatment methods. A total of 130 patients with obstructive urolithiasis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria were identified retrospectively from ...
Mohammad Abd El Nasser A Ael - - 2013
To evaluate the long-term efficacy of local injection of steroid in treatment of acute idiopathic dacryoadenitis, myositis, and diffuse anterior orbital inflammation. This prospective noncomparative interventional case study included 47 patients with acute idiopathic orbital inflammation. The disease was acute idiopathic 1) dacryoadenitis in 31 patients, 2) myositis in 12 ...
Zakaria Mohamed S - - 2013
Background / Aim: Balloon tamponade has been widely available in emergency situations of acute variceal bleeding. To lessen the complications of Balloon tamponade, a new special type of stent for exclusive use in acute variceal bleeding has been developed. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness and safety of the ...
Gosavi Tushar D - - 2013
With increasing usage of thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischemic strokes within 4.5- hour window, it is becoming more important to recognize stroke mimics. Though the incidence of stroke mimics being thrombolysed is less than 3%, it is essential to diagnose them so as to avoid wrong thrombolytic treatment ...
Butler Bryan R - - 2013
This study evaluated retraction in the setting of acute rotator cuff tears and determined its effects on patient outcomes and tendon repair integrity. A total of 22 patients had surgery within 6 weeks or less from the time of injury. Fifteen of these patients were prospectively followed at a minimum ...
Doval D C DC Department of Medical Oncology and Research, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Rohini, New Delhi, - - 2013
The data presents 75 chronic myeloid leukemia patients diagnosed over a period 6 years i.e. from 2002 to 2008. The most common presentation was splenomegaly and 97% achieved complete hematological response at median duration of 4.3 weeks. The uniqueness of this study is follow-up with molecular response monitoring. Nearly, 30% ...
Lu Nan - - 2013
The most appropriate procedure for surgical treatment of severe acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation was still not clear. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of coracoclavicular (CC) reconstruction with ligament augmentation and reconstruction system (LARS) artificial ligaments for the treatment of acute complete AC joint dislocation. Twenty-four ...
Chen Chuang-Wei - - 2013
This study aimed at reporting a modified LigaSure technique for the treatment of acute hemorrhoidal crisis. Consecutive patients with an acute hemorrhoidal crisis received a modified LigaSure hemorrhoidectomy. After removing the hemorrhoidal tissues above the welding line, scissors were used to undermine the anoderm to excise residual thrombosed hemorrhoidal tissue. ...
Nazha Aziz - - 2013
Response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors at 3 month is a predictor for long term outcome in chronic myeloid leukemia patients treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. We analyzed 456 newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia patients treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors to determine their outcome based on their response at 6 months. ...
Zhang Jane H - - 2013
AKI affects approximately 2%-7% of hospitalized patients and >35% of critically ill patients. Survival after AKI may be described as having an acute phase (including an initial hyperacute component) followed by a convalescent phase, which may itself have early and late components. Data from the Veterans Affairs/National Institutes of Health ...
Tan Ker-Kan - - 2013
The management of diverticulitis in young Asian patients remains challenging. This study aimed to highlight the issues of managing diverticulitis in young Asians. A retrospective review of all patients who were admitted for acute colonic diverticulitis from October 2003 to December 2008 was performed. Patients who were ≤50 year old ...
Ota Hisanobu - - 2013
Proteinuria and reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) are associated with an increased risk of mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, it is unknown whether there is a difference in prognostic value for all-cause mortality between proteinuria and eGFR during post-AMI. A consecutive series of 101 patients admitted with ...
Hogg Kerstin - - 2013
Future funding for new treatments in venous thromboembolism will be guided by cost-utility analyses. There is little available information on the utility of acute venous thromboembolism, limiting the validity of economic analyses. To measure the quality of life in the health states relating to thromboembolism cost-utility analyses. A prospective cohort ...
Park Sung Il - - 2013
To retrospectively evaluate the efficacy of single-session aspiration thrombectomy using large catheters without pharmacologic thrombolysis to treat acute and subacute lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT). From January 2008 to December 2011, single-session aspiration thrombectomy using large, 11F introducer catheters to treat acute and subacute lower extremity DVT was performed ...
Croft A - - 2013
Up to 40% of patients who present with acute severe ulcerative colitis (UC) fail to make an adequate response to intravenous corticosteroids. Ciclosporin or infliximab are currently employed as salvage therapy in this clinical scenario. To compare clinical outcomes in patients treated with ciclosporin or infliximab in the setting of ...
Sato Mari - - 2013
Acute cholangitis and cholecystitis (AC) often progress to severe septic conditions. We evaluated the endotoxin activity assay (EAA) for assessment and prediction of the severity of AC. We retrospectively reviewed 98 patients diagnosed with AC. We divided them into low (<0.4) and high (≥0.4) groups based on EAA values. Endotoxin ...
Hansen Erik - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Acute postoperative infection after total hip arthroplasty (THA) is typically treated with irrigation and débridement and exchange of the modular femoral head and acetabular liner. Given a rate of failure exceeding 50% in some series, a one-stage exchange has been suggested as a potential alternative because it allows more ...
Zhang Hao - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: For acute type A dissection without an intimal tear in the arch, the optimal surgical strategy is unknown. The present study was designed to clarify the issue by comparing the early and late outcomes of proximal (PR) and extensive repair (ER). METHODS: From January 2002 to June 2010, 331 ...
Lee Byung Hoon - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of early pull-back of a Solitaire stent as a thrombectomy device in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: The study group comprised 23 consecutive cases presenting with acute ischemic stroke who were treated with intra-arterial therapy ...
Xu Lauren - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: The histologic reaction in the adventitia to aortic dissections may be relevant to dating the onset of symptoms and to providing insight into pathogenesis. DESIGN:: We prospectively studied 43 surgically excised acute ascending aortic dissections before false-lumen rupture, with emphasis on inflammatory reaction in the false-lumen wall in relation ...
Liu-Deryke Xi - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Acute hypertension is common following stroke and contributes to poor outcomes. Labetalol and nicardipine are often used for acute hypertension but there are little data comparing the two. This study is to evaluate the therapeutic response and tolerability of these two agents following acute stroke. METHODS: This is a ...
Singhal Tarun - - 2013
A 34-year-old woman presented initially with meningococcal meningitis and with Streptococcus mitis meningitis 6 months later. A right cribriform plate area meningoencephalocele was discovered on MRI at the second episode. In retrospect, this abnormality was present on initial MRI (figure). The patient recalled intermittent watery rhinorrhea for 1 year preceding ...
Ozguner Ismet F - - 2013
Background/Purpose The aim of the study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of interleukin-6 (IL-6) level and neutrophil cluster of differentiation 64 (CD64) expression in diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA).Methods A prospective controlled trail was performed. Children who were hospitalized with a diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain were our ...
McCluskey Stuart A - - 2013
BACKGROUND:The use of normal saline is associated with hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis. In this study, we sought to determine the incidence of acute postoperative hyperchloremia (serum chloride >110 mEq/L) and whether this electrolyte disturbance is associated with an increase in length of hospital stay, morbidity, or 30-day postoperative mortality.METHODS:Data were retrospectively ...
Maclaren G - - 2013
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be used to preserve or enhance systemic oxygen delivery in patients with refractory cardiac or respiratory failure. Although widely accepted as a standard of care for many indications in children and for adult cardiogenic shock, ECMO for adult respiratory failure is more controversial. This controversy ...
Chen Hongwu - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Atrial tachycardia (AT) is a frequent late sequel of surgical valve replacement procedures in patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the acute and long-term outcome of catheter ablation in such patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 21 consecutive RHD patients ...
Unlü C - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The controversy about the treatment of acute colonic diverticulitis in young patients continues. The discussion is focused on whether younger age is a risk factor for recurrence or a complicated course, thereby subject to different treatment choices. AIM: In this study, we investigated whether an episode of acute diverticulitis ...
Revitt Olivia - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation are now firmly established. However, less is known about the provision and efficacy of PR immediately after an acute exacerbation of COPD. The study aimed to explore the effectiveness of a short out-patient Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme and the impact upon readmission rates. ...
Sudha M Ratna - - 2013
This study was conducted to evaluate the anti-diarrhoeal activity of Bacillus clausii strain UBBC 07 in patients suffering from acute diarrhoea. A total of 27 patients (average age of 35.44±8.08 years) with acute diarrhoea were included in a prospective, Phase II clinical study after informed consent and ethical committee approval. ...
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 ...
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