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Frahm Daniela D Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Ismaninger Str. 22, 81675, Munich, - - 2014
Acute occlusion of the carotid-T is associated with large ischemic lesions, poor outcome and up to 53 % mortality with conservative therapy. Endovascular mechanical thrombectomy (EMT) is a promising alternative treatment of large vessel occlusion. Here, we examine feasibility, safety and efficiency of EMT in acute ischemic stroke due to carotid-T-occlusion. ...
Zhao Xiao-Wen XW Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, 230022, Anhui, - - 2014
Acute pancreatitis is one of the most common complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Numerous studies have shown that administered nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may reduce the incidence of acute pancreatitis after ERCP. Little is known, however, about the mechanism of NSAIDs in preventing pancreatitis (PEP). In this study, we ...
Yamamoto Takashi T Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, - - 2014
A difference in the lesion formation between open irrigated-tip (OITC) and non-irrigated 4-mm-tip catheters (NITC) may result in a difference in the dimension of the pulmonary vein (PV) ostia after PV isolation of atrial fibrillation (AF). This study evaluated the difference using intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) before and immediately after an ...
Pagola Jorge J Stroke Unit and Cerebral Hemodynamics, Department of Neurology, Vall d´Hebrón General Hospital, Barcelona, - - 2014
Cardiac Echoscan is the simplified transthoracic echocardiogram focused on the main source of emboli detection in the acute stroke diagnosis (Stroke Echoscan). We describe the clinical impact related to the Stroke Echoscan protocol in our Center. Acute stroke patients who underwent the Stroke Echoscan by a trained stroke neurologist were ...
Bourdelin Magali M Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire, Pole Pharmaceutique, Besançon, France Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire, Service d'Hématologie, Besançon, - - 2014
Posaconazole (PSZ) is being used for prophylaxis in hematological patients who are at high risk for invasive fungal disease (IFD), but absorption limitations have been reported. Our objective was to assess both the feasibility and the efficacy of PSZ prophylaxis in clinical practice. From March 2010 to September 2010, all ...
Kang Myung Ho MH Department of Internal Medicine, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, - - 2014
The aims of this study were to identify the characteristic ultrasound (US) findings of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ1) in acute gout attack and to evaluate the efficacy and safety of US-guided intraarticular corticosteroid injection of the MTPJ1. We enrolled 21 patients with acute gout attack involving the MTPJ1 unilaterally. ...
Park Keun-Myoung - - 2014
Mechanical thrombectomy of acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is safe and effective in reducing thrombus burden. Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) utilizing a percutaneous thrombectomy device (PTD) confers a great advantage because it may reduce both the dose of thrombolytic agent and the overall procedure time, compared to a conventional catheter-directed thrombolysis ...
Wiedemann Dominik D Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study was to assess midterm results of emergency endovascular stent grafting for patients with life-threatening complications of acute type B aortic dissection. Between March 1999 and November 2011, 110 patients (86 men, 24 women) with complications of acute type B aortic dissection (mean age, 61 years; range, ...
Ruan Li Bo - - 2014
Background:Several recent studies have described Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) from early blood samples as a predictor of outcome in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). This systematic review aims to determine the prognostic value of H-FABP aimed for use in patients with acute PE. Methods:Studies published prior to January 2013 in ...
Yu Guangcai G Department of Poisoning and Occupational Diseases, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250012, P.R. - - 2014
In the present study, the successful management of severe paraquat (PQ) poisoning with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome is described. A 42-year-old female ingested >100 ml PQ (20% weight/volume) in an attempted suicide. After 22 h the patient was admitted to hospital with serious liver, kidney and lung damage. Comprehensive therapy ...
Wang Xiao-Ting XT Department of Critical Care Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, - - 2014
Bedside sonography has become a popular method of assessment of critically ill patients with shock and dyspnea. This study evaluated the usefulness of integrated cardiopulmonary sonography for assessment of acute pulmonary edema. A total of 128 intensive care unit (ICU) patients with acute pulmonary edema were randomly divided into 2 ...
Mattesini Alessio A NIHR Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom; Department of Heart and Vessels, AOUC Careggi, Florence, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the acute performance of the PLLA ABSORB bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) with second-generation metal drug-eluting stents (DES) in complex coronary artery lesions. Thick polymer-based BVS have different mechanical properties than thin second-generation DES. Data on the acute ...
Linfante I I Interventional Neuroradiology, Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, FL, - - 2014
Recanalization of the occluded artery is a powerful predictor of good outcome in acute ischemic stroke secondary to large artery occlusions. Mechanical thrombectomy with stent-trievers results in higher recanalization rates and better outcomes compared to previous devices. However, despite successful recanalization rates (Treatment in Cerebral Infarction, TICI, score ≥ 2b) ...
Zaidat O O Stroke, Neurocritical Care, and Neurointerventional (SNN) Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, - - 2014
Although industry sponsored trials for newer mechanical thrombectomy devices for treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) are promising, limited post-marketing data exist on the use of the TREVO device in every day clinical practice. The ongoing TREVO Stent-Retriever Acute Stroke (TRACK) Registry aimed to assess the real-world safety, angiographic, and ...
Lodi Y Y Neurology, Neurosurgery & Radiology, Upstate Medical University, Johnson City, NY, - - 2014
Recent stent retrieval thrombectomy trial demonstrates that better clinical outcome depends on the better recanalization of the occluded artery and better collateral flow may improve outcome. The MCA occlusion may have the least chance for the collateral to contribute. Therefore, prompt and timely recanalization of the MCA may be necessary ...
Concepción-Martín Mar M Gastroenterology Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Institut de Reçerca - IIB Sant Pau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
Background and study aims: Meta-analyses suggest that an intravenous bolus or a high dose continuous infusion of somatostatin reduces the incidence of acute pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Clinical guidelines, however, do not recommend this prophylaxis. The aim of this randomized, double-blind clinical trial was to evaluate the effect ...
Choi Jun-Ho JH Department of Internal Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, - - 2014
Background and study aim: Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided transmural gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) has been proposed for the management of acute cholecystitis in high risk patients; however, little is known about the long-term outcomes of this treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the procedural and long-term outcomes of EUS-GBD with ...
Seners Pierre P Sorbonne Paris Cité, INSERM UMR S894, Service de Neurologie, Université Paris Descartes, Hôpital Sainte-Anne, Paris, - - 2014
Early neurological deterioration (END) following ischaemic stroke is a serious event with manageable causes in only a fraction of patients. The incidence, causes and predictors of END occurring within 24 h of acute ischaemic stroke (END24) have not been systematically reviewed. We systematically reviewed Medline and Embase from January 1990 to ...
van Heerden J J Department of Radiology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, - - 2014
In acute stroke management, time efficiency in the continuum of patient management is critical. We aimed to determine if implementation of system improvements at our institution translated to reduced picture-to-puncture (P2P) times over a 6-year period. We conducted a single-center retrospective analysis using a prospective acute stroke database of patients ...
Lin Carol C †Hennepin County Medical Center, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, 701 Park Avenue, mailcode G2, Minneapolis, MN, USA 55415 *Sanford Bemidji Orthopedics, 3807 Greenleaf Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 ‡University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN - - 2014
This study reports the complications and functional outcomes in patients treated acutely with combined open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) and immediate THA for displaced, comminuted acetabular fractures. Single surgeon retrospective case series SETTING:: Level 1 trauma center PATIENTS:: Thirty-three consecutive patients (18 female, mean age 66 years) from 1996-2011 with ...
van Es Nick N Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands; - - 2014
In the last four years, six phase 3 trials including a total of 27,023 patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). To aid the clinician in assessing the amount of information, we address frequently raised clinical questions in a review of ...
Zellerhoff Stephan S Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, CHU Bordeaux, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux-Pessac, France - - 2014
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the mainstay of interventional treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). We report on the feasibility and efficacy of a novel, open-irrigated mapping and radiofrequency (RF) ablation catheter. Thirty-nine consecutive patients (pts; age 60 ± 10 years, 8 females) suffering from drug-refractory PAF referred for PVI ...
Gambacorti-Passerini Carlo C University Milano Bicocca, Monza, - - 2014
Bosutinib, an orally active, Src/Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has demonstrated clinical activity and acceptable tolerability in chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP CML). This updated analysis of the BELA trial assessed the safety profile and management of toxicities of bosutinib versus imatinib in adults with newly diagnosed (≤6 months) CP ...
Shahakbari R R Dental Materials Research Centre, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of green tea mouthwash in controlling the pain and trismus associated with acute pericoronitis in comparison to chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash. Ninety-seven patients with acute pericoronitis underwent debridement and received 5% green tea mouthwash (study group) or 0.12% CHX mouth rinse ...
Hsu Ron-Bin RB Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, - - 2014
Suture line dehiscence and pseudoaneurysm formation is one of the leading causes of late reoperation after surgical repair of acute type A aortic dissection (AAD). A sandwich technique can affect the need of reoperation. We sought to assess the late outcomes (mortality and reoperation) of a modified reinforced sandwich technique ...
Parrilla G G Service of Interventional Neuroradiology, Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Carretera Madrid-Cartagena S/N, 30120, Murcia, Spain, - - 2014
Our objective was to evaluate the effect of treatment with stent-retrievers in octogenarians suffering an acute ischemic stroke. A total of 150 consecutive patients with acute stroke who were treated with stent-retrievers between April 2010 and June 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into those <80 years old (n = ...
Chung Fa-Po FP Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, - - 2014
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is an effective therapeutic strategy in eliminating drug-refractory idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias (RVOT VAs). It remains unclear what factors influence early and late VA recurrences after ablation. The aim of our study was to elucidate the differences between early and late recurrences after ...
Kölbel T T Dep. for Vascular Medicine, University Heart Center Hamburg, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, - - 2014
Treatment-strategies for Type B aortic dissection (TBAD) are rapidly developing towards endovascular treatment strategies. While TEVAR for acute TBAD shows favourable results, TEVAR in chronic TBAD following the same interventional strategies as in acute TBAD by covering the proximal entry-tear alone has shown unsatisfactory results with one third of the ...
Fedele Roberta R Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera BMM, Reggio Calabria, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare safety and efficacy of the association of busulfan with cyclophosphamide (BuCy2) versus busulfan and fludarabine (BuFlu) as a conditioning regimen in allogeneic hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation (allo-HPCT) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). A total of 65 consecutive patients who received ...
Sninsky Brian C BC University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Urology, Madison, Wisconsin, United States ; - - 2014
Though considered standard of care for symptomatic urolithiasis, few data are available evaluating the effects of multiple ureteroscopic laser lithotripsies (URS) on long term renal function. We investigated this relationship in a population with pre-existing mild to moderate kidney disease. Prior studies have been limited by estimates of glomerular filtration ...
Gabrielli Roberto R Department of Vascular Surgery, Policlinico Casilino, Rome, - - 2014
Objectives To evaluate the outcome of acute popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) thrombosis and leg ischemia after preoperative or intraoperative use of intra-arterial urokinase thrombolysis. Materials and Methods From 2000 to 2009, 86 patients with acute leg ischemia (Rutherford grade IB to IIA) from PAA thrombosis were treated by immediate surgery including intraoperative ...
Sampaio Brandão Gustavo Muçouçah GM Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Postgraduate Program in General Basis of Surgery, Botucatu School of Medicine, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu-SP, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Duplex ultrasound scanning (DUS) is the method of choice for diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). However, only a few studies have performed prospective serial DUS after an acute episode of DVT to assess its evolution. This study aimed to report our experience using DUS combined with a thrombosis score ...
Park Tae Young TY Division of Gastroenterology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Heukseok-ro 102, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, - - 2014
Biliary decompression with antibiotic therapy is the mainstay treatment for acute cholangitis with bacteremia. A few studies have been conducted to investigate the optimal duration and route of antibiotic therapy in biliary tract infection with bacteremia. Patients with acute cholangitis with bacteremia who achieved successful biliary drainage were randomly assigned ...
Parra Salinas Ingrid M IM Haematology Department, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Zaragoza, - - 2014
Hyperleucocytosis is associated with higher morbidity and mortality related to possible development of leucostasis, tumour lysis syndrome and/or disseminated intravascular coagulation. There is insufficient evidence of the need for leukocytapheresis during early treatment of hyperleucocytosis, and its efficiency remains controversial, although leucoreduction is a measure that can prevent adverse events ...
Schueler Robert R From the Departments of Medicine II (R.S., D.M., M.W., N.W., C.M., A.G., G.N., C.H.) and Cardiovascular Surgery (A.W.), Heart Centre Bonn, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, - - 2014
Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) is a treatment option in patients with symptomatic functional or degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR) at high surgical risk. The acute effect of MitraClip procedure on mitral valve (MV) annular geometry and its relation to functional outcomes is unclear. We sought to assess immediate effect of ...
Schernthaner Melanie B MB Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Baptist Hospital of Miami, 8900 North Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176; Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis (UAT) and standard catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in patients with acute and subacute limb ischemia. Medical records of all patients treated with thrombolysis for acute and subacute limb ischemia between August 2005 and January 2012 were reviewed. Coprimary (increase in ankle-brachial index, ...
Jin Tao T Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Sichuan Provincial Pancreatitis Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. - - 2014
Recent international multidisciplinary consultation proposed the use of local (sterile or infected pancreatic necrosis) and/or systemic determinants (organ failure) in the stratification of acute pancreatitis. The present study was to validate the moderate severity category by international multidisciplinary consultation definitions. Ninety-two consecutive patients with severe acute pancreatitis (according to the ...
Green Peregrine P Royal Bournemouth - - 2014
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has established itself as an effective alternative to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in appropriate patients. However, the proportion of patients that undergo CABG and or valve surgery (VS) following PCI in the short- and long-term is currently unknown. We conducted a single-centre retrospective study examining ...
Wang Huay-Min - - 2014
Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is effective in preventing esophageal variceal rebleeding. However, the optimal EVL interval remains unclear. To investigate the effectiveness and safety of EVL using two intersession intervals. methods: From January 2009 to October 2012, 214 patients with acute esophageal variceal bleeding were screened. Emergency ligation was performed ...
Naz Farrah F Department of Paediatric Medicine, The Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of nebulized mucolytic therapy (N-acetylcysteine) in treatment of children with acute bronchiolitis. Study Design: Prospective randomized, controlled study. Place and Duration of Study: Paediatric Medical Unit of the Children's Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, Lahore, from November 2011 to April 2012. Methodology: All ...
Cao Christopher C Systematic Review Unit, Collaborative Research (CORE) Group, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research, Sydney, Australia; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are treated with dual antiplatelet agents, including aspirin and clopidogrel, to prevent mortality and recurrent ischemia. However, those who require coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) could have increased postoperative bleeding and bleeding-related adverse outcomes. The current guidelines on clinical management differ significantly. The ...
Ortega P M PM Department of General Surgery, University Clinic of Navarra, University of Navarra, Avda. Pío XII 36, 31008, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain, - - 2014
No definitive surgical treatment for non-acute pilonidal disease has been established thus far. We herein report the short-term and long-term outcomes of 74 consecutive patients who underwent the cleft lift procedure for non-acute pilonidal disease. A total of 74 consecutive patients who underwent the cleft lift procedure for the treatment ...
Christodoulidis Georgios G aThe Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai bCardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY, - - 2014
To provide updates regarding the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Within the past years, five moderate-sized randomized controlled trials evaluated different DAPT durations after percutaneous coronary intervention. These studies included a significant percentage of ACS patients that varied from 30 to ...
Ting D Sj DS Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Ayr, Scotland, - - 2014
PurposeTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of pneumodescemetopexy with intracameral perfluoroethane (C2F6) gas for the treatment of acute hydrops secondary to keratoconus.MethodsRetrospective, non-comparative, interventional case series. Eight eyes of eight patients who presented with acute hydrops secondary to keratoconus between July 2009 and September 2013 were consecutively recruited. All were ...
Kirkpatrick Peter J PJ Academic Division of Neurosurgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, - - 2014
The benefit of statins in patients with acute aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage is unclear. We aimed to determine whether simvastatin 40 mg could improve the long-term outcome in patients with this disorder. In this international, multicentre, randomised, double-blind trial, we enrolled patients aged 18-65 years with confirmatory evidence of an aneurysmal ...
Rosdy Beáta B Department of Neurology, Heim Pál Children's Hospital, Budapest, Hungary. Electronic address: - - 2014
Otogenic lateral sinus thrombosis is a rare complication of acute otitis media whose clinical presentation has changed with the early use of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to analyze the changing clinical signs, vaccination status, therapeutic management and outcome of these patients. Retrospective chart review of 10 children ...
Sobolewska Bianka B 1 Centre for Ophthalmology, Eberhard-Karls University Tuebingen , Tuebingen, Germany - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To investigate the long-term functional outcome and its predictive factors of treatment of acute submacular hemorrhage secondary to age-related macular degeneration with intravitreal application of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) and gas. Methods: Twenty-six patients were enrolled in the retrospective case series. A complete history and ocular examination, ...
Blauw Juliette T M JT Department of Vascular Surgery, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; Department of Surgery, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) encompasses the sequels of end-stage untreated chronic mesenteric ischemia and acute mesenteric artery thrombosis. Percutaneous mesenteric artery stenting (PMAS) is the preferred treatment of patients with AMI but is not always feasible. Retrograde open mesenteric stenting (ROMS) is a hybrid technique that combines the advantages of ...
Kobayashi Masatake M Department of Cardiology, Tokyo Medical University, Hachioji Medical Center, Tokyo, - - 2014
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a severe inflammatory demyelinating disease with exacerbations involving recurrent or bilateral optic neuritis and longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis. Pulse steroid therapy is recommended as the initial, acute-phase treatment for NMO. If ineffective, treatment with plasma exchange (PE) should commence. However, no evidence exists to support the ...
Konstantinidis Theocharis T Regional Public Health Laboratory, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Alexandroupolis, - - 2014
To study the levels of procalcitonin (PCT) in patients with meningitis and control group and compare them with established markers of infection-such as C-reactive protein (CRP), high-sensitivity CRP, and WBC-in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and assess the possible discriminative role of PCT in the differential diagnosis of meningitis from other noninfectious ...
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