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Sasaki Nobuyuki N Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital , Tokyo , Japan - - 2014
Abstract Background: High- and low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-rTMS and LF-rTMS) has been shown to be beneficial for upper limb hemiparesis in patients with acute stroke. However, no study has examined the usefulness of bilateral application of HF- and LF-rTMS (BL-rTMS). Methods: Fifty-eight hemiparetic patients with acute stroke were ...
Zinkstok Sanne M SM From the Departments of Neurology (S.M.Z., Y.B.R.), Radiology (L.F.B., C.B.M., H.A.M.), Biomedical Engineering and Physics (H.A.M.), and the Clinical Research Unit (R.J.d.H.), Academic Medical Center University, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Aspirin early after intravenous thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke increases the risk of symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (SICH), without influencing functional outcome at 3 months. The effect of aspirin on early neurological deterioration (END) was explored as a post hoc analysis of the randomized Antiplatelet Therapy in Combination With Recombinant t-PA ...
Bradberry S M SM West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital , Birmingham , - - 2014
Introduction. One in eight of all total hip replacements requires revision within 10 years, 60% because of wear-related complications. The bearing surfaces may be made of cobalt/chromium, stainless steel, ceramic, or polyethylene. Friction between bearing surfaces and corrosion of non-moving parts can result in increased local and systemic metal concentrations. ...
Kim Jin Su JS Jin Su Kim, Kang Moon Lee, Sang Woo Kim, Eun Jung Kim, Chul Hyun Lim, Seong Taek Oh, Myung Gyu Choi, Kyu Yong Choi, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul 137-701, South - - 2014
To evaluate the feasibility of a preoperative colonoscopy through a self-expendable metallic stent (SEMS) and to identify the factors that affect complete colonoscopy. A total of 48 patients who had SEMS placement because of acute malignant colonic obstruction underwent preoperative colonoscopy. After effective SEMS placement, patients who showed complete resolution ...
Eijsvoogel C F H CF Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
The aim of the study was to assess the impact of an acute surgical admission ward on admission and discharge processes. This prospective cohort study was conducted in a university tertiary referral centre. All acute surgical patients were clustered in the acute surgical unit (ASU) in February and March 2012, ...
Djukanovic Bp B Department of Cardiac Surgery, Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to investigate the usefulness of transapical cannulation as the routine cannulation site in patients with acute aortic dissection and to compare it with other cannulation methods. Between January 2010 and December 2013, emergency surgery was performed in 111 consecutive patients with acute type A ...
Gençpınar Pınar P Department of Pediatric Neurology, Akdeniz University Medical Faculty, Antalya, - - 2014
Mercury poisoning is a rare but fatal toxicologic emergency. Neurologic manifestations involving the central nervous system are seen usually with chronic mercury intoxication. The most commonly seen complaints are headache, tremor, impaired cognitive skills, weakness, muscle atrophy, and paresthesia. Here, we present a male patient who was chronically exposed to ...
Amrani Jacob - - 2014
This is a prospective case-control study that was conducted to determine if the addition of intraoperative powdered vancomycin placed directly into the wounds at the time of closure might decrease the rate of acute postoperative infection after the placement of spinal cord stimulator paddle leads. A retrospective analysis of the ...
Forrester Mathias B MB a Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services , Austin , Texas , - - 2014
ABSTRACT Use of 2-methoxybenzyl analogues of 2C-X phenethylamines (NBOMe) is increasing in the United States. Twenty-five NBOMe exposures reported to Texas poison centers during 2012-2013 were identified; 76% involved 25I-NBOMe, 12% 25C-NBOMe, and 12% an unknown NBOMe. Eighty-eight percent of the patients were male; the mean age was 17 years (range ...
Liu Bing-Rong BR Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, 246 Xue-Fu Road, Nan-Gang District, Harbin, 150086, China, - - 2014
Endoscopic retrograde appendicitis therapy (ERAT) is a new procedure for the treatment of acute uncomplicated appendicitis. The aim of the study was to review the clinical outcomes of ERAT and further examine its effectiveness and safety. The study was performed on patients who underwent ERAT for acute uncomplicated appendicitis at ...
Zhang Li-Guo LG Department of Orthopaedics, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital of Tongji University, Shanghai 200072, - - 2014
Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of acute osteoporotic vertebral fracture (AOVF). However, the matter of which surgical approach should be selected remains controversial. This research aims to compare the clinical results of unilateral and bilateral PVP for AOVF. From January 2008 to December ...
Kumral Emre E Stroke Unit, Neurology Department, Ege University, School of Medicine, İzmir, - - 2014
The association between dyslipidemia (DL) and stroke recurrence is unclear, but may be influenced by different subtypes of stroke. This study aims to explore whether DL contributes to the recurrence of certain subtypes of ischemic stroke. Data from the Ege Stroke Registry was examined, and five-years follow-up data for stroke ...
Kornblit Brian B Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, - - 2014
The study is a randomized phase II trial investigating graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis after nonmyeloablative (90 mg/m2 fludarabine and 2 Gy total body irradiation) human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor transplantation. Patients were randomized as follows: Arm 1- tacrolimus 180 days and mycophenolate mofetil 95 days (n=69); arm 2-tacrolimus 150 days ...
Barlinn Kristian K Dresden University Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Dresden, - - 2014
Sonothrombolysis is safe and may increase the likelihood of early recanalization in acute ischemic stroke patients. In preparation of a phase III clinical trial, we contrast the likelihood of achieving a sustained recanalization and functional independence in a post hoc subgroup analysis of patients randomized to transcranial Doppler monitoring plus ...
Hakemi Emad U - - 2014
Background:Elevated cardiac troponin levels have been shown to be associated with adverse outcome in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). However, there is less data addressing the management implications of undetectable cardiac troponin-I (cTnI) using a highly sensitive assay. We hypothesized that undetectable cTnI predicts very low in-hospital adverse event ...
Kushwaha Suman S Department of Neurology, Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences, Delhi, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Intravenous (IV) thrombolysis is approved and proven treatment for acute ischemic stroke in the window period of 4.5 hours. The therapeutic benefit is not extended to many patients with prior stroke and recurrent stroke as they are excluded in the protocol for thrombolysis. We report a case of successful IV thrombolysis ...
Kawasaki Muneyasu M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Misato Central General Hospital, Misato, Saitama, - - 2014
Purpose: We examined grafts employing for morphological analysis of early and long-term results on proximal anastomosis with the PAS-Port(®).Methods: One hundred and four patients treated by OPCAB with PAS-Port(®) were performed postoperative MDCT. Morphological evaluation of the proximal anastomotic region was classified into three groups (A; graft was anastomosed almost ...
An Yong-Hwi YH Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To determine the prognostic factors for the outcomes of treating acute subjective tinnitus with intratympanic dexamethasone (ITD). Retrospective chart review. Tertiary referral center. We enrolled 139 subjects who were treated with ITD for acute subjective tinnitus with symptoms lasting for 3 months or less. Overall, 114 of 139 subjects completed ...
Hwang Yong Il YI 0000-0002-3502-5211 Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Hallym University Medical Center, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the Korean COPD guideline to GOLD consensus report in terms of acute exacerbation. A total of 361 patients were enrolled in this study, and 16.9% of them experienced acute exacerbation during the follow-up. A total of 6.3% of patients in GOLD A, ...
Scaglione Marco M Cardiology Division, Cardinal Guglielmo Massaia Hospital, Asti, - - 2014
Simultaneous multipolar ablation catheters have been proposed to simplify pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Recently, a new multipolar irrigated radiofrequency (RF) ablation catheter (nMARQ(TM) , Biosense Webster Inc, Diamond Bar, California) combining both three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping and multipolar open-irrigated ablation capability has been developed. Aim of ...
Svensson Jan F JF *Department of Pediatric Surgery, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden †Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden ‡Surgery Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom §Division of General and Thoracic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ∥Department of Pediatric Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of nonoperative treatment of acute nonperforated appendicitis with antibiotics in children. A pilot randomized controlled trial was performed comparing nonoperative treatment with antibiotics versus surgery for acute appendicitis in children. Patients with imaging-confirmed acute nonperforated appendicitis who would ...
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. ...
Miller Marc A MA Helmsley Electrophysiology Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, - - 2014
Pericardial suture ligation of the left atrial appendage (LAA) may be an alternative to endoluminal devices for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, but multicenter safety and efficacy data in high-risk patients with contraindications to oral anti-coagulation is lacking. To report the outcomes of consecutive cases of pericardial suture ...
Jiang Nan N Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510515, P.R. - - 2014
To compare intra-articular lidocaine (IAL) with intravenous analgesia and sedation (IVAS) for manual closed reduction of acute anterior shoulder dislocation. Meta-analysis. Metropolitan medical university. A literature search was conducted of PubMed, Ovid and Cochrane Library, to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published from January 1, 1990 to September 1, 2012, ...
Park Sang-Uk SU Department of Ophthalmology, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) compared with observation for treating acute central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). A retrospective study of 36 patients with acute CSC, including 21 patients treated with anti-VEGF (anti-VEGF group) and 15 patients with observation (observation group). Patients in the anti-VEGF group received ...
Rylski Bartosz B Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa; Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
To present the outcomes of routinely performed hemiarch replacement in patients with acute type A aortic dissection. From 1993 to 2013, among 629 patients with acute type A dissection, 534 patients (85%) underwent hemiarch, 63 patients (10%) underwent hemiarch and antegrade thoracic stent grafting, 26 patients (4%) underwent total arch, ...
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 ...
Wada Tomoki T Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
We investigated whether edaravone could improve early outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA). We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database. We identified patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of ischemic stroke from 1 July 2010 to 31 ...
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 ...
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