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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 JH Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center, Veterans Affairs Connecticut Health Care System, West Haven, Connecticut;, †Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;, ‡University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;, §Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California;, ‖Department of Statistics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, ¶Division of Biostatistics, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Stoicescu Claudiu C "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, - - 2013
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. To assess prevalence, predictors, and clinical outcome of ST after implantation of drug eluting stents (DES) compared with bare metal stents (BMS), ...
Hunter Shereen Shoukry SS Endemic Medicine Department and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. - - 2013
Oesophageal variceal haemorrhage is a devastating complication of portal hypertension (PHT). This study was done to determine the risk factors for re-bleeding within 5 days and mortality up to 6 weeks in patients with cirrhosis and acute variceal haemorrhage (AVH). The study included 100 patients presenting with haematemesis and/or melena ...
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 ...
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 ...
Karamyyar Mohammad M Department of Pediatrics, Shahid Motahari Hospital, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, - - 2013
To assess the therapeutic effects of oral zinc supplementation on acute watery diarrhea of children with moderate dehydration. 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 application of ...
Wojakowski W W Third Division of Cardiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. - - 2013
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). Sixty patients treated with EPC-capture stent (N.=30) or bare metal stents ...
Cinteza Delia D "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Bucharest, - - 2013
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. We designed this pilot study to evaluate the relation between the consumption of a nutritional supplement (ALAnerv®) ...
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. ...
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 ST Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, - - 2013
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 in ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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Transfusion Strategies for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Original Article, N Engl J Med 2013;368:11-21. In the Abstract (page 11), the end of the first sentence under Results should have read, ". . . as compared with 61 assigned to the liberal strategy (14%), did not receive transfusions (P<0.001)," rather than ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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