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Al Hajj Georges Nabih - - 2013
One of the most serious, potentially life-threatening complications of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is staple-line leakage. Oversewing the LSG staple line vs buttressing it with bovine pericardial strips (BPS) to reduce perioperative bleeding and postoperative gastric leak was evaluated. From 2006 through 2011, 160 patients underwent LSG with suturing as ...
Miller Adam G - - 2013
The objective of this randomized prospective study was to determine whether a urinary catheter is necessary for all patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia. Consecutive patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia were randomized to treatment with or without insertion of an indwelling urinary catheter. All patients ...
Sonomura Tetsuo T Department of Radiology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama 641-8510, Japan. - - 2013
To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of emergency balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for ruptured gastric varices. Emergency BRTO was performed in 17 patients with gastric varices and gastrorenal or gastrocaval shunts within 24 h of hematemesis and/or tarry stool. The gastric varices were confirmed by endoscopy, and the gastrorenal ...
Xiong Jiang - - 2013
The purpose of our study was to compare the efficacy of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) in patients with impending rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (IRAAA) versus contained rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (CRAAA). Of the 21 patients who underwent EVAR for infrarenal AAA from January 2009 to May 2011, 11 did ...
Macfarlane Alan James - - 2013
An arteriovenous fistula is the optimal form of vascular access in patients with end-stage renal failure requiring haemodialysis. Unfortunately, approximately one-third of fistulae fail at an early stage. Different anaesthetic techniques can influence factors associated with fistula success, such as intraoperative blood flow and venous diameter. A regional anaesthetic brachial ...
Chrzan Rafal - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To assess the results of endoscopic bladder neck procedure on the anterior bladder wall in children. Materials and Methods: Surgery is done in the lithotomy position using three 5-mm ports. The bladder is insufflated with CO2. A U-shaped incision is made around the bladder neck. A mucosal strip ...
Cheng Chi-Liang - - 2013
A 49-year-old man was admitted due to gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding with melena passage. His medical history was notable for hypertension and coronary artery disease and was taking aspirin. He denied other constitutional symptoms. Upon physical examination, he appeared pale and had tachycardia. Laboratory tests showed normocytic anemia with a hemoglobin ...
Eziyi Amogu K - - 2013
Urethral stricture, a common urologic condition, is probably the most common cause of urinary retention in tropical Africa and a frequent cause of lower urinary tract symptoms worldwide. This study aimed at presenting our experience with one-stage urethroplasty at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital Osogbo, Nigeria. All ...
Ozgur Berat Cem - - 2013
Stents and catheters are widely used in urology. In this study, the frequency of double J (DJ) stent colonization and stent-associated bacteriuria was investigated. Between June 2011 and June 2012, 130 patients (17-72 years old) who underwent DJ stenting were enrolled in the study. Surgeries prior to stenting included stone ...
Chow Po-Ming - - 2013
To provide short-term result of the metallic ureteral stent in patients with malignant ureteral obstruction and identify radiological findings predicting stent failure. The records of all patients with non-urological malignant diseases who have received metallic ureteral stents from July 2009 to March 2012 for ureteral obstruction were reviewed. Stent failure ...
Chung Hwan Hoon - - 2013
This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the newly designed covered metallic stent (CMS) for malignant ureteral obstruction by comparing with double J stent (DJS). CMSs were placed for malignant ureteral obstruction caused by various types of cancers for 42 ureters in 32 patients from 7 institutes. Retrospective ...
Celakovsky Petr - - 2013
The goal of the study was to find out the risk factors for the development of mediastinitis in patients with deep neck infections (DNI) and describe the differences in symptoms and clinical image between uncomplicated DNI and infections with mediastinal spread. Our study represents the retrospective analysis of 634 patients ...
Sheppard Barbara J - - 2013
A 75.9-kg, 3.5-year-old male Irish Wolfhound dog with a 2-3-week history of gagging and eating difficulties was referred to the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Hospital (Gainesville, Florida) for evaluation of a large cranial mediastinal mass suspected to be a thymoma or lymphosarcoma. The patient had 4 months of nearly ...
KÄ…kol Dariusz - - 2013
INTRODUCTION Narrow-band imaging (NBI) is a new, promising technology that might be helpful in finding colorectal polyps. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to determine the usefulness of NBI for detection of missed polyps during second-look colonoscopy, as well as in the distribution of the missed colon polyps. PATIENTS AND METHODS This ...
Peters Dorothea - - 2013
To determine the lifetime risk and duration of blindness in patients with manifest open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Retrospective chart review. We studied glaucoma patients who died between January 2006 and June 2010. Most glaucoma patients living in the catchment area (city of Malmö; n = 305 000) are managed at the Department ...
Su An-Ping - - 2013
The safety of pancreaticoduodenectomy has improved significantly. However, alkaline reflux gastritis and marginal ulcer are two substantial problems after pancreaticoduodenectomy. To identify whether Child reconstruction with a modified Braun enteroenterostomy decreases the incidence of alkaline reflux gastritis and marginal ulcer after pancreaticoduodenectomy better than Roux-en-Y reconstruction. Data on 57 consecutive ...
Tringali Andrea - - 2013
Malignant gastric outlet obstruction is often treated by stent placement. To investigate the outcomes of stent placement in the palliative treatment of malignant neoplasms. Prospective, observational, multicenter registry. Six tertiary care centers in 5 countries. A total of 108 adult patients with malignant gastric outlet obstruction. Placement of an uncovered, ...
Thangamuthu A - - 2013
There is no globally-accepted definition of epidural failure; this leads to wide differences in reported failure rates. A definition of epidural failure was standardised using a modified Delphi approach involving senior obstetric anaesthetists in the UK. Using this definition, epidural failures were calculated in our institution. Following clinical governance approval, ...
Tsoi K K F - - 2013
The efficacy of adjuvant use of intravenous proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) after endoscopic therapy has been proved in peptic ulcer bleeding patients, but the efficacy of oral PPIs is uncertain. To compare the clinical outcomes of oral PPIs vs. intravenous PPIs in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding. Prospective randomised controlled ...
Bourdoumis Andreas - - 2013
Purpose: To review our experience with and the effectiveness of the ureteric Memokath 051™ metallic stent for the minimally invasive management of retroperitoneal fibrosis patients. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with RPF treated between April 2008 and February 2013. Success was defined as improvement of ...
Gagner Michel - - 2013
LSG has been increasingly performed. Long-term follow-up is necessary. During the Fourth International Consensus Summit on LSG in New York Dec. 2012, an online questionnaire (SurveyMonkey®) was filled out by 130 surgeons experienced in LSG. The survey was submitted directly to the statisticians. The 130 surgeons performed 354.9 ± SD 453 LSGs/surgeon ...
Qin Q - - 2013
Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the two anastomosis methods, that is, the retention or the removal of the jejunal mucosa during pancreatic duct to jejunal anastomosis after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Methods: For this purpose, 46 PD patients were randomly and equally divided into groups A and B. ...
Hsu H-T - - 2013
We compared direct laryngoscopy with a Macintosh blade vs indirect bronchoscopy with a Trachway(®) stylet, for endobronchial intubation with a left-sided double-lumen tube. We allocated participants scheduled for thoracic surgery and who had normal predicted laryngoscopy, 30 to each group. The mean (SD) intubation times with laryngoscope and Trachway were ...
Broeders Joris A JA Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. - - 2013
To investigate late objective outcomes 14 years after laparoscopic anterior 180-degree partial versus Nissen fundoplication. Clinical outcomes from randomized clinical trials suggest good outcomes for anterior 180-degree partial fundoplication, with similar control of reflux symptoms and less side effects, compared with Nissen fundoplication. However, objective outcomes at late follow-up have ...
Oki Masahide - - 2013
Silicone stenting has been widely used to palliate respiratory symptoms in patients suffering from airway stenosis. Although many types and shapes of stents have been developed, there is no ideal stent for stenosis around the carina between the bronchus to the right upper lobe and the bronchus intermedius (primary right ...
Choi Un Yong UY Department of Neurosurgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Spine and Spinal Cord Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2013
Clinical results for unilateral pedicle screw fixation after lumbar interbody fusion have been reported to be as good as those for bilateral instrumentation. However, no studies have directly compared unilateral and bilateral percutaneous pedicle screw fixation after minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). The purpose of ...
Beez Thomas - - 2013
Previous studies have established risk factors for ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure in children. However, the role of valve type as a determinant of complications and outcome remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the fixed-pressure paediGAV and the programmable Codman Hakim valves in the clinical setting. We conducted ...
Shek K L - - 2013
To define types of support failure after anterior compartment mesh implantation and to investigate any association with predictors of recurrence. This is a retrospective study on patients ≥3 months after anterior mesh. All patients underwent a standardised interview, clinical examination using the ICS POP-Q and 3D/4D translabial ultrasound (US). Mesh 'failure' ...
Smurzynski Marlene M aCenter for Biostatistics in AIDS Research, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts bFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington cUniversity of Washington, Seattle, Washington dNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Chicago, Illinois eBirmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, - - 2013
Efavirenz (EFV) along with two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) is a recommended initial antiretroviral regimen. Understanding characteristics related to EFV success is clinically useful. Data from 2220 antiretroviral-naive participants randomized to EFV and two to three NRTIs in four ACTG trials as well as a long-term cohort were analysed. ...
Costa J A - - 2013
Study design:Prospective, unblinded, multicenter, randomized, controlled, cross-over study assessing user preference and ease of use characteristics of two gel intermittent catheters in 81 self-catheterizing wheelchair-using men.Objectives:To evaluate the male user's preference between a 30-cm and a 40-cm intermittent catheter (Apogee Intermittent Catheter, Hollister Incorporated, Libertyville, IL, USA) regarding the ease ...
Garcia-Pagán Juan Carlos - - 2013
According to their location, gastric varices (GV) are classified as gastroesophageal varices (GOV) and isolated gastric varices (IGV). This review will mainly focus in those GV located in the fundus of the stomach (IGV1 and GOV2). The one-year risk of GV bleeding has been reported to be around 10 to ...
Ngamruengphong S - - 2013
Background and study aims: There have been concerns regarding tumor cell seeding along the needle track or within the peritoneum caused by preoperative endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether preoperative EUS-FNA is associated with increased risk of stomach/peritoneal recurrence and whether the ...
Goh Matthew H C - - 2013
Objectives: To assess the ease of insertion and removal of a temporary prostatic stent (the Spanner™) following the use of a prostatic urethral measuring device (the Surveyor™). Patients and Methods: Patients with bladder outflow obstruction or urinary retention awaiting definitive surgery were fully consented. Data were collected pre- and post-insertion ...
Hovlykke Maria - - 2013
Purpose:  To evaluate indications for paediatric keratoplasty in recipients aged ≤16 years and assess long-term clinical outcome. Method:  Recipients were identified from records of the Danish Cornea Bank. Data were collected from patient journals, clinical follow-up examinations and questionnaires and stratified into pre-, peri- and postoperative variables. Diagnoses were classified into ...
Meyer Pascal - - 2013
We evaluated the diagnostic performance and safety of combined blind nasotracheal suctioning (NTS) and non-bronchoscopic mini-bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) to obtain respiratory secretion specimens from spontaneously breathing, non-intubated patients with infectious pneumonia in intensive care. Patients suspected of having infectious pneumonia were included prospectively. Three samples were obtained: expectorated sputum, and ...
Meredith Ian T - - 2013
Aims: The EVOLVE FHU trial demonstrated non-inferiority of six-month late loss with two dose formulations of SYNERGY, a novel bioabsorbable polymer everolimus-eluting stent (EES) compared with the durable polymer PROMUS Element (PE) EES. The current analysis describes the six-month IVUS and clinical results through two years from the EVOLVE FHU ...
De Castro Dawn K - - 2013
The reported 5% of patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction who fail dacryocystorhinostomy likely include patients with severe mucosal disease or anatomical anomalies. The technique described herein avoids mucosal anastomosis and minimizes mucosal manipulation by inserting a permanent silicone conduit from the lacrimal sac into the nasal cavity. This retrospective review ...
Mansoor Hala - - 2013
Up to 30% of patients with pancreatic cancer and more than 50% of patients with gastric cancer already have incurable disease, with distressing symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction at the time of presentation which require effective palliation. We decided to test the clinical outcomes of endoscopic stent placement in malignant ...
Lopez Pereira Pedro - - 2013
Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are the most common congenital cause of bladder outlet obstruction in infancy, and it is the effect of this obstruction on the bladder and the kidneys that will decide a patient's prognosis. With the improvements in diagnosis and treatments, what was previously a poor prognosis for ...
Simón-Talero Macarena - - 2013
Episodic hepatic encephalopathy is frequently precipitated by factors that induce circulatory dysfunction, cause oxidative stress-mediated damage or enhance astrocyte swelling. The administration of albumin could modify these factors and improve the outcome of hepatic encephalopathy. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of albumin in a multicenter, ...
Tobón Gabriel - - 2013
Objective: A major goal in the treatment of recent arthritis is the prevention of joint destruction. The value of radiographic progression in the first year for predicting further radiographic progression has not been evaluated comparatively to conventional predictive factors. Methods: Patients with arthritis of less than 6 months' duration were ...
Baraliakos X - - 2013
To study the relationship of spinal inflammation and fatty degeneration (FD) as detected by MRI and new bone formation seen on conventional radiographs (CRs) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). CRs at baseline, 2 years and 5 years and spinal MRIs at baseline and 2 years of 73 AS patients treated with ...
Pai Madhava - - 2013
The major complication occurring with biliary stents is stent occlusion, frequently seen because of tumour in-growth, epithelial hyperplasia, and sludge deposits, resulting in recurrent jaundice and cholangitis. We report a prospective study with the results of first in man percutaneous intraductal radiofrequency (RF) ablation to clear the blocked metal stents ...
Lukong C S - - 2013
To review the role of vesicostomy in the management of posterior urethral valve (PUV), in neonates and infants, given the limitations for endoscopic treatment in this setting. A review of 35 patients who presented with posterior urethral valve over a 10-year period. Demographic and clinical information were prospectively recorded on ...
Heinz Anneliese A Department of Heart Surgery, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, - - 2014
In destructive aortic valve endocarditis with abscess formation in the root, homografts are used more often than xenografts. Because we had reliable perioperative results with Freestyle (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, Minn) xenograft root replacement in these complex patients, we analyzed the long-term outcome in this high-risk indication. Of 126 consecutive patients ...
Sieber Patricia - - 2013
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is gaining popularity, but studies reporting long-term results are still rare. The objective of this study was to present the 5-year outcome concerning weight loss, modification of co-morbidities, and late complications. This is a retrospective analysis of a prospective cohort with a minimal follow-up of 5 ...
Nazarov Vladimir M VM Meshalkin State Research Institute of Circulatory Pathology, Novosibirsk, Russian - - 2014
Prosthesis choice is a major concern in valvular surgery. A multicenter clinical trial was performed to assess the efficacy and safety of the CardiaMed prosthetic heart valve. The study enrolled 420 patients who underwent mitral (209) or aortic (211) valve replacement from 2003 to 2004 at 7 institutions in Russia, ...
Elsamra Sammy - - 2013
Objective: To evaluate the utility of two ipsilateral ureteral stents placed for benign and malignant ureteral obstruction. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of all cases of tandem ureteral stent (TUS) insertion at our institution from July 2007 thru Jan 2013. Student's T, Fisher's exact, and Log-Rank test were utilized. ...
Araki Toshimitsu - - 2013
Background: Long-term functional results of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) with mucosal proctectomy (MP) for ulcerative colitis (UC) are satisfactory but may be compromised by perianal fistulae. Methods: We analyzed the effect of the level of MP (above or below the dentate line) on the risk of perianal fistulae in 151 ...
Dorweiler Bernhard - - 2013
Objective To report our experience of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for acute bleeding originating from the thoracic aorta in patients with aortobronchial fistula (ABF) or aortoesophageal fistula (AEF).Patients and Methods A total of nine patients (three woman) were treated from September 1995 to March 2012 by TEVAR for ABF ...
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