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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Zhao Gang G Pancreatic Disease Institute, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, Hubei Province, - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Jeong Hye Seon - - 2013
We evaluated whether stent-assisted thrombectomy (SAT) is safer or more clinically beneficial than aggressive mechanical clot disruption (AMCD) for patients with acute intracranial artery occlusion. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 72 patients (33 with SAT and 39 with AMCD) who underwent intra-arterial thrombolysis for acute intracranial artery occlusions. ...
Smits Evelien L J M - - 2013
Our own experience and a thorough literature review suggest that interferon α (IFNα) should be reconsidered for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia patients. Most likely, the success of such treatment depends on the achievement of high serum levels of IFNα for several months, which can be obtained by using ...
Fallahi Motlagh Behzad - - 2013
To report acute corneal hydrops following suture removal after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in a case of pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD). A young female underwent PK for corneal scarring in her left eye due to PMD; 8 months later the last sutures were removed. A few days following suture removal, the ...
Cho Young-Seok YS Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine and Uijeongbu St Mary's Hospital, Uijeongbu, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Bedside Index for Severity in Acute Pancreatitis (BISAP) in the early prediction of severity and mortality in AP. The medical records of all patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) admitted to our institution between January 2008 and July 2010 ...
Balghith Mohammed - - 2013
In patients with acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina undergoing coronary angioplasty, abciximab reduces major adverse cardiac events (MACE). Most clinical trials have studied mainly intravenous administration. Intracoronary (IC) bolus application of abciximab causes very high local drug concentrations and may be more effective in reducing acute and sub-acute stent ...
Virk J S - - 2013
The widespread prevalence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is well documented. Its acute and chronic manifestations, including the post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), inflict a heavy personal and socioeconomic burden on society. Conventional anticoagulation treatment regimens have been widely used in the treatment of acute DVT, with many patients developing significant long-term ...
Leung Lester Y - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: The Fast Assessment of Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack to Prevent Early Recurrence trial raised concern that loading doses of clopidogrel may increase hemorrhagic complications. We investigated if similar rates of hemorrhage occur in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) of varying severity. METHODS: Patients meeting inclusion criteria were ...
Velasco Roberto - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of the actions carried out by the Intoxications Working Group (IWG) of Spanish Society of Pediatric Emergencies in the management of acute pediatric intoxications in Spain, specifically the publishing of a Handbook in 2004 or the creation ...
Rubegni P - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal photochemotherapy has been used successfully to treat severe steroid-refractory acute and chronic GVHD since the late 1990s. OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of extracorporeal photopheresis in patients with acute graft versus host disease. We also assess whether ECP may play a role in the prevention ...
Simon Ebby George EG Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 004, - - 2013
Over the last few decades, epidemiologic studies from the West have shown changing trends in etiology and clinical outcomes in patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleed (NVUGIB). There are limited data from India on the current status of NVUGIB. The aim of this study therefore was to assess the etiological ...
Lassus Johan - - 2013
AIM: This study aims to evaluate the incremental value of plasma biomarkers to traditional clinical variables for risk stratification of 30-day and one-year mortality in acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Through an international collaborative network, individual patient data on 5306 patients hospitalized for ADHF were collected. The ...
Magro Michael - - 2013
Aims: Tryton side branch (SB) reverse culotte stenting has been employed for the treatment of left main (LM) stem bifurcations in patients at high risk for bypass surgery. The aim of this study was to assess acute angiographic results and six-month clinical outcome after implantation of the Tryton stent in ...
Bible Jesse E - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: To analyze rate of postoperative infection and nonunion following tibial fractures in patients treated for acute compartment syndrome (ACS) using 1) one-incision vs. 2) two-incision fasciotomy technique DESIGN:: Retrospective SETTING:: Level-I trauma center PATIENTS:: Review of all adult tibial fractures operatively treated (n=2756) over 12-year period identified 175 patients ...
Dunn Andrew - - 2013
QUESTION Is a restrictive transfusion strategy more effective and safer than a liberal transfusion strategy in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding? METHODS DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00414713. ALLOCATION Concealed.* BLINDING Unblinded.* FOLLOW-UP PERIOD 45 days. SETTING Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain. PATIENTS ...
Gajin P - - 2013
To analyze the outcome of urgent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) performed within less than six hours in patients with crescendo transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke in progression. From January 1998 to December 2008, 58 urgent CEAs were done for acute neurological ischemic events - 46 patients with crescendo TIA and ...
Wereszczynska-Siemiatkowska Urszula - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The exact time of initiation of total enteral nutrition (TEN) in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and its influence on the disease outcome are not well known. METHODS: An analysis of 197 cases with predicted SAP allocated to: group A (n = 97), early TEN (started within the first 48 ...
Akca Ferdi - - 2013
AIMS: After initial catheter ablation, repeat procedures could be necessary. This study evaluates the efficacy of the magnetic navigation system (MNS) in repeat catheter ablation as compared with manual conventional techniques (MANs).METHODS AND RESULTS: The results of 163 repeat ablation procedures were analysed. Ablations were performed either using MNS (n ...
Gornik Ivan - - 2013
Statin treatment was shown to be associated with improved outcomes in several inflammatory conditions. We wanted to evaluate the effects of statin therapy on the course and outcome of acute pancreatitis (AP). A prospective cohort study included patients with acute pancreatitis divided into two groups according to statin use prior ...
Tokgoz Serhat - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship of the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) with short-term mortality in acute stroke. METHODS: This retrospective study included 255 patients with acute cerebral infarction who presented within 24 hours of symptom onset. A hemogram from peripheral venous blood samples ...
Tzamalis Argyrios - - 2013
Introduction: We report a rare case of acute postoperative Staphylococcus schleiferi endophthalmitis following an uneventful cataract extraction.‚Ä©Methods: An 83-year-old woman underwent uneventful phacoemulsification without receiving the usual intracameral cefuroxime solution due to cephalosporin intolerance. Two days postoperatively, she presented with acute ocular pain and blurred vision in the operated eye. ...
Horn Christopher M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of hypothermia as a neuroprotectant has yet to be demonstrated in acute ischemic stroke. We conducted a phase I pilot study to assess the feasibility and safety of performing intravascular hypothermia after definitive intra-arterial reperfusion therapy (IAT). METHODS: ReCCLAIM (Reperfusion and Cooling in Cerebral Acute Ischemia) is ...
Makar Gerges - - 2013
Intrathecal therapy with cytarabine is widely used in the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia. We report the first case of accidental intrathecal cytarabine overdose in an adult patient. Overdose of intrathecal chemotherapy has been reported to cause severe neurological damage including seizures, coma and death. Methotrexate levels can help guide ...
Wang Shiqi - - 2013
Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) in treating severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). A literature search was performed using PubMed (1992-present), and all studies investigating the efficacy of CVVH in treating SAP were included. Four comparative studies and seven case series comprising a total of ...
Cao Guangshao - - 2013
BackgroundThrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy have been used to treat postoperative main portal vein and superior mesenteric vein thrombosis.PurposeTo evaluate the safety and efficacy of balloon angioplasty and/or stent placement without thrombolysis or thrombectomy for treating such thromboses.Material and MethodsFourteen patients with postoperative main portal vein or superior mesenteric vein thrombosis ...
Ornico Susana Rp - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) as a weaning facilitating strategy in predominantly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mechanically ventilated patients is associated with reduced ventilator associated pneumonia, total duration of mechanical ventilation, length of intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stay and mortality. However, this benefit after planned extubation in patients ...
Kurnaz Fatih - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Extreme leukocytosis, generally defined as a white blood cell (WBC) count of more than 100 × 109 /L consisting largely of blast cells, especially when accompanied by clinical signs and symptoms of leukostasis or hyperviscosity, often predicts a poor clinical outcome in patients with acute leukemia. In this study, we aimed ...
Wallner Grzegorz - - 2013
Acute pancreatitis is a severe clinical conditio that causes significant mortality in patients. Since we do not have at the moment effective causal treatment research on the use of pro tease inhibitors can produce tangible benefits. In view of the growing number of cases and high mortality in severe AP ...
Staab Janet E - - 2013
Abstract Staab, Janet E., Beth A. Beidleman, Stephen R. Muza, Charles S. Fulco, Paul B. Rock, and Allen Cymerman. Efficacy of residence at moderate versus low altitude on reducing acute mountain sickness in men following rapid ascent to 4300 m. High Alt Med Biol 14:13-18, 2013.-To determine if residence at moderate ...
Amine El Mekkaoui el - - 2013
Prolonged fasting may precipitate or exacerbate gastrointestinal complaints. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between Ramadan fasting and acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB), and to assess characteristics of those occurred in the holly month. Retrospective analysis was conducted for all patients, who underwent endoscopy for AUGIB ...
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