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Sun Aitao - - 2013
To evaluate the role of multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) angiography for assessing the therapeutic effects of percutaneous transhepatic variceal embolization (PTVE) for esophageal varices (EVs). The subjects of this prospective study were 156 patients who underwent PTVE with cyanoacrylate for EVs. Patients were divided into three groups according to ...
Copeland Kevin A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Our goal was to define the prevalence of radiation-induced valvular heart (RIVD) disease among patients undergoing cardiac valve surgery in a community-based, regional academic medical center. Mediastinal radiation is a treatment modality for various hematologic and solid malignancies; however, long-term cardiac complications, including radiation-induced valvular heart disease, can occur ...
Cavallo J A - - 2013
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the histologic remodeling profile and biomechanical properties of the porcine abdominal wall after repair with HDMI-crosslinked (Permacol(®)) or non-crosslinked (Strattice(®)) porcine dermis in a porcine model of ventral hernia repair. METHODS: Bilateral incisional hernias were created in Yucatan minipigs and repaired ...
Kyle Robert A RA Division of Hematology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2013
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance of the immunoglobulin M class was diagnosed in 213 patients at the Mayo Clinic, 29 (14%) of whom developed lymphoma, Waldenström macroglobulinemia, or a related disorder over 1567 person-years of follow-up. The cumulative probability of progression was 10% at 5 years, 18% at 10 years, ...
Brancaccio Gianluca - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study reviews a single-center experience with the Ross procedure in infants and young children. METHODS: From November 1993 to March 2012, 55 children aged less than 17 years underwent a Ross procedure. The patients ranged in age from 2 days to 17 years (median, 5.9 years). Thirteen patients ...
Sakaki Nobuhiro - - 2013
Background/Aims: To compare the endoscopic features of LDA-induced ulcers developing during secondary prophylaxis with lansoprazole (LPZ) and gefarnate (GFN). Methodology: All ulcers that had developed during prophylaxis with LPZ (15mg once daily) and GFN (50mg twice daily) in a prospective, randomized, double-blind trial, were reviewed and compared by a panel ...
Kim Tae Sik - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term outcomes of the button Bentall procedure for the correction of aortic root disease. METHODS: A total of 195 patients who underwent the button Bentall procedure between 1997 and 2010 were studied. The main pathology ...
Konan Sujith - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and complications associated with revision hip arthroplasty undertaken in patients under 55 years of age. A review of our revision hip database showed that 430 revision hip arthroplasties undertaken over the past 9 years had a minimum follow-up of 2 ...
Zhibing Qiu - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There is controversy regarding the choice of prosthetic valves in patients with cardiac valve disease and dialysis-dependent patients. This review assesses a 12-year experience and outcomes after valve replacement in patients on chronic preoperative renal dialysis, comparing survival and valve-related outcomes following valve replacement with bioprostheses versus mechanical prostheses ...
Myers Patrick O - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve replacement remains the last resort for treatment of congenital mitral valve disease. Enlarging the mitral annulus at the time of mitral valve replacement may allow implantation of a larger prosthesis in children. METHODS: All mitral valve replacement procedures from 1990 to 2012 were included, and mitral annulus ...
Tägil M - - 2013
We prospectively assessed the subjective, objective, and radiographic results at 1, 2, and 5 years in 65 patients who had pyrocarbon proximal interphalangeal prostheses inserted between 2001 and 2010. Further operations were done on 10 of the 89 joints (four for prosthetic extraction and arthrodesis, two for component changes, and ...
David Tirone E - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The pathologic spectrum of degenerative diseases of the mitral valve (MV) that causes mitral regurgitation (MR) is broad and there is limited information on late outcomes of MV repair in various subgroups of patients and pathologies. This study examines this issue. METHODS AND RESULTS: All 840 patients who had ...
Ito Akihiro - - 2013
We evaluated the efficacy of a single early intravesical instillation of pirarubicin (THP) in the prevention of bladder recurrence after nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUT-UC). From December 2005 to November 2008, 77 patients clinically diagnosed with UUT-UC from 11 institutions participating in the Tohoku Urological Evidence-Based Medicine ...
Lubezky Nir - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Graft pseudoaneurysm (PSA) following pancreatic transplantation (PT) is a rarely reported complication that has significant morbidity and mortality. Few case reports and small series of this complication exist. METHODS: Retrospective review of files of 106 patients who underwent PT at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical center between 1995 and 2010. ...
Fooanant Supranee - - 2013
To study sinonasal papilloma patients in terms of clinical characteristics, treatment, outcome, and complications. A retrospective descriptive study was done. Sinonasalpapilloma data were gathered between 1999 and 2009. There were 63 available patients from the 82 cases. There were nine cases of nasal papilloma (14.3%) and 54 of inverted papilloma ...
García-Rey E - - 2013
Between 1999 and 2001, 90 patients underwent total hip replacement using the same uncemented acetabular and femoral components with a 28 mm metallic femoral head but with prospective randomisation of the acetabular liner to either Durasul highly cross-linked polyethylene or nitrogen-sterilised Sulene polyethylene. We assessed 83 patients at a minimum ...
Binder Ronald K - - 2013
The aim of this study was to demonstrate feasibility and short- and midterm clinical outcomes with a new self-expanding transcatheter heart valve and motorized delivery system. Refining transcatheter aortic valve replacement with newly designed bioprostheses and delivery systems is anticipated to facilitate the procedure, reduce the risk of complications, improve ...
Dong Ke - - 2013
To study the influence of Suspension Pancreatic-Duct-Jejunum End-to-Side Continuous Suture Anastomosis (SPDJCS) on the incidence of pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy, and to analyze its applicability, safety, and efficacies. Methods A prospective controlled trial was conducted with 165 cases receiving pancreaticoduodenectomy in the Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery from January 2010 to ...
Marmagkiolis Konstantinos - - 2013
The outcomes of perforation during aortocoronary saphenous vein graft (SVG) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are poorly studied. We reviewed all 12 SVG perforations that occurred between November 2005 and November 2011 at two tertiary referral centers. The acute and long-term outcomes of these patients were examined. The perforation was located ...
Wong Melissa H Y - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To report the 8-year outcomes of Asian subjects who underwent trabeculectomy augmented by intraoperative 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or placebo. DESIGN: Retrospective review of a randomized controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects with primary open-angle or angle-closure glaucoma. METHODS: Study subjects were prospectively followed up for 3 years. After the last subject recruited ...
Ayabakan Canan - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated left ventricular dimensions and aortic arch z-scores in infants who underwent balloon angioplasty (BAP) or surgery for coarctation of aorta (CoA). We searched for risk factors predicting recoarctation. PATIENTS: Between 2007-2011, 27 male and 17 female infants (mean age 2.93 ± 4.78 months, range 2 days-24 months) ...
Batista-Neto João - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The schistosomiasis affects 200 million people in 70 countries worldwide. It is estimated that 10% of those infected will develop hepatosplenic status and of these, 30% will progress to portal hypertension and esophagogastric varices, whose expression is through gastrointestinal bleeding with significant mortality in the first bleeding episode. Multiple ...
Bernis-Filho Walter Octaviano - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Over the years, many sutures were developed and then abandoned. Until now was not found an ideal suture to the intestinal tract or other tissues in general, making the choice a difficult task. AIM: To evaluate, macroscopically and microscopically, the healing process of intestinal anastomoses in dogs using polyglecaprone ...
Ustunsoy Hasim - - 2013
The study aim was to present the short- and mid-term results for patients who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) with the Sorin Freedom Solo third-generation stentless prosthetic valve. AVR with a Sorin Freedom Solo valve was performed in 14 patients between March 2006 and March 2011. Patients aged > or ...
Yakub Mohd Azhari - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Contemporary experience with mitral valve (MV) repair in the rheumatic population is limited. We aimed to examine the long-term outcomes of rheumatic MV repair, to identify the predictors of durability and to compare the repair for rheumatic and degenerative MVs. METHODS: MV repairs for both rheumatic and degenerative lesions ...
Urh Anze A Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, United - - 2013
To compare outcomes of patients undergoing continent or incontinent urinary diversion after pelvic exenteration for gynecologic malignancies. Data on patients who underwent pelvic exenteration for gynecologic malignancies at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between January 1993 and December 2010 were collected. A multivariate logistic regression model was ...
Wu Jidong - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Major complications of noncirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH) include bleeding esophagogastric varices, hypersplenism, ascites, and bowel ischemia under acute circumstances. The aim of this article is to determine the outcomes of surgical and endovascular treatments for severe complications from NCPH. METHODS: From January 2000 to June 2011, 56 patients with ...
Chertin Boris - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of Vantris in children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) after 3 years of prospective follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Over the last 3 years, 109 children (72 girls and 37 boys) with a mean age of 6.2 ± 3.4 years (mean ± SD) underwent endoscopic correction of ...
Karason S - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Bladder catheterisation may be inconvenient for patients, delay mobilisation and risk complications. We hypothesised that by excluding pre-operatively patients at high risk of post-operative urinary retention, the majority of patients could avoid perioperative catheterisation during low-dose spinal anaesthesia. METHODS: Patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty were assigned if fit for ...
Cooper Gregory S - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Professional society guidelines recommend follow-up colonoscopy for patients with resected colonic adenomas. However, adherence to guideline recommendations in routine clinical practice has not been well characterized. METHODS: The authors used a population-based sample of Medicare beneficiaries to identify all patients aged ≥70 years who had a claim for colonoscopy ...
Ding Xiao-Li - - 2013
To investigate the clinical safety and efficacy of a temporary self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) for malignant colorectal obstruction. From September 2007 to June 2012, 33 patients with malignant colorectal obstruction were treated with a temporary SEMS. The stent had a tubular configuration with a retrieval lasso attached inside the proximal ...
Kawase Isamu - - 2013
OBJECTIVESThis study aimed to report on original aortic valve reconstruction for patients on dialysis.METHODSAortic valve reconstruction has been performed on 404 cases from April 2007 through September 2011. Among them, 54 cases on haemodialysis were retrospectively studied. Forty-seven patients had aortic stenosis, 5 had aortic regurgitation (AR), and 2 had ...
Vedel Anne G - - 2013
CONTEXT: Video laryngoscopes achieve laryngeal visualisation through indirect imaging using video cameras that look around the curve of the tongue. The new AMBU ISCOPE intubation device combines features from the laryngeal mask airway with video laryngoscopy enabling visual control of tracheal intubation without the use of a stylet. OBJECTIVE: We ...
García-Medina J - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of duplex ultrasound assistance during thromboaspiration of thrombosed arteriovenous fistulae for haemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 54 thrombosed native fistulae (23 with total thrombosis and 31 with partial thrombosis), in which we performed manual thromboaspiration guided by ultrasonography associated with fluoroscopy. RESULTS: The ...
McLeland Shannon M - - 2013
A 20-year-old male castrated domestic longhair cat was evaluated for assessment of its chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a non-healing ulcerated mass at the site of a previously placed and subsequently removed GIF-tube. The cat had been diagnosed with CKD 10 years prior and two GIF tubes had been placed ...
Dillon Jeswant - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Type IIIa mitral regurgitation (MR) due to rheumatic leaflet restriction often renders valve repair challenging and may predict a less successful repair. However, the utilization of leaflet mobilization and extension with the pericardium to increase the surface of coaptation may achieve satisfactory results. We reviewed our experience with leaflet ...
Lee Dong Chang - - 2013
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the relationship between subjective symptoms of nasal obstruction and the corresponding nasal anatomical parameters using paranasal computed tomography (PNS CT). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review at a tertiary referral center. METHODS: We studied 277 patients who underwent evaluation by the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scale and a ...
Jiang Zheng - - 2013
Vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Aspergillus nidulans is rare and usually affects immunocompromised patients. This report presents a case of thoracic vertebral osteomyelitis with epidural abscesses due to A. nidulans in a 40-year-old immunocompetent female who presented with back pain, numbness and weakness of both lower limbs. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated ...
Jang Woo Sung - - 2013
Although significant atrioventricular valve regurgitation (AVVR) is well known for its association with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with single-ventricle physiology, there is a lack of consensus in management of AVVR. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical outcomes in patients receiving AVV repair or replacement. ...
Teeuwen Koen - - 2013
Aims: The present study was designed to examine the five-year angiographic follow-up of MACE-free patients enrolled in the PRISON II study.Methods and results: In the PRISON II study a total of 200 patients were randomised to either bare metal stents (BMS) or sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) after successful recanalisation of total ...
Pickwell Kristy M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Healing of heel ulcers in patients with diabetes is considered to be poor, but there is relatively little information on the influence of ulcer location on ulcer healing. METHODS: The influence of ulcer location on time to healing of diabetic foot ulcers was analyzed by multivariate Cox regression analysis ...
van Zeggeren Laura - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The Endurant endograft (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, Minn) is a new-generation device specifically developed to perform well in complex abdominal aortic aneurysm anatomy. Previous reports on the 1- and 2-year results of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with the Endurant endograft showed excellent outcome, including prevention of migration and type I ...
Papavero L - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To remove extruded disc fragments impinging the exiting root. To spare the interlaminar space and the facet joint. INDICATION: Cranially migrated disc herniation. CONTRAINDICATION: Severe spinal canal stenosis. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Microscope from skin to skin, 25 mm skin incision about 5 mm off the midline, conventional subperiosteal route or transmuscular access ...
Hyoung Kim Jin - - 2013
To compare retrospectively technical effectiveness and complications after radiofrequency (RF) ablation with internally cooled wet (ICW) electrodes versus conventional internally cooled (IC) electrodes in patients with small (≤3 cm) subphrenic hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). From March 2008 to January 2012, 165 patients, each with a single small subphrenic HCC, were treated ...
Arthur C H C - - 2013
We report ten-year clinical and radiological follow-up data for the Sigma Press Fit Condylar total knee replacement system (Sigma PFC TKR). Between October 1998 and October 1999 a total of 235 consecutive PFC Sigma TKRs were carried out in 203 patients. Patients were seen at a specialist nurse-led clinic seven ...
Reddy G Kesava - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery is the predominant mode of therapy for patients with hydrocephalus. However, it has potential complications that may require multiple surgical procedures during a patient's lifetime. The objective of this study is to review our long-term experience and evaluate the risk factors for VP shunt failure ...
Zhou S - - 2013
Background. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of a new tool (the hepatic section vascular blocker, HSVB) with hepatic pedicle clamping and hemihepatic vascular exclusion to control bleeding during liver resection for cancer. Methods. Clinical data on 117 patients who underwent liver resection from 2004 to ...
Lye S T - - 2013
Introduction: Indirect laryngoscopes offer improved laryngeal view and higher success rates of intubation, particularly for difficult airways. We hypothesised that: (a) the time required for intubation, overall success rates and ease of intubation with indirect laryngoscopes would be better than with the Macintosh laryngoscope; and (b) novices may achieve higher ...
Ranawaka Ravibindu - - 2013
A prospective review of conservative management of primary non-refluxing megaureters (PM) was performed to determine the time taken for resolution (TTR) and complications. Patient details were obtained from a prospectively maintained database from January 1, 2003, to December 31, 2011. The clinical features of USS and MAG3 findings were analyzed. ...
Soria Federico - - 2013
To evaluate a new design for a hybrid, dynamic, metallic ureteral stent that might avoid the formation of urothelial hyperplasia after ureteral metallic stenting in an experimental study. A total of 30 healthy female pigs were included in the present study, and an experimental obstructive uropathy in the right lumbar ...
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