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Alsoufi Bahaaldin - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Aortic root replacement (ARR) is advocated for irreparable autograft failure after the Ross procedure to avoid late aneurysm formation. However, redo ARR is complex and associated with bleeding and coronary injury risks. We examine results of autograft valve replacement (AuVR) with stented prostheses (SP) without ARR with special focus ...
Jiang Chunming - - 2013
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the effect of a new, modified open surgery technique on catheter-related malfunction. METHODS: During the period from January 1997 to June 2009, 216 patients received initial peritoneal catheters. For the present study, patients were divided into four groups according to the catheter ...
Wang Ji-Hong - - 2013
To study the biocompatibility and neovascularization of the PLGA nanospheres wrapped with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which can improve bladder acellular matrix graft (BAMG) with local continuous release of VEGF. A total of 18 rabbit model (length of stenosis: 3cm) with anterior urethral stricture were used as experimental animals ...
Hoshikawa Rie - - 2013
ABSTRACT Purpose: To investigate long-term ocular deviation in patients who had undergone implantation of a monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) in both eyes. Methods: Eighty-eight patients with exophoria (average age, 68 ± 8 years; average axial length, 23.9 ± 0.9 mm) scheduled for bilateral phacoemulsification and monofocal IOL implantation were recruited. Before surgery and at 1, ...
Tal A O - - 2013
Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of through-the-scope (TTS) implanted self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) comparing left-sided vs. proximal placement with regard to complications and outcome in palliation of malignant colorectal obstruction.Material and Methods: All patients were consecutively retrospectively enrolled to this study between January 2009 ...
Bell Robert - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Consensus guidelines have indicated that postoperative parenteral nutrition (PN) might provide benefit when patients are expected to be nil per os (NPO) ≥7 d and when PN is administered ≥5 d. We hypothesized that most children receiving PN after appendectomy do not satisfy these criteria. METHODS: The medical records of ...
Ericson J - - 2013
Functional gastric outlet obstruction is a common problem after esophagectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of treating this group of patients with pneumatic dilatation of the pyloric sphincter region using a large-diameter (30-35 mm) balloon. A review of all patients who had undergone ...
Jones Ian S - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare clinical features, diagnosis, management, and outcomes between women 35 years or younger and 90 years or older with vulvar squamous cell carcinoma referred to Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer between 1983 and 2010. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven case records, including pathology reports for these ...
Kano Hideyuki - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an important option for patients with cavernous sinus meningiomas. OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate cranial nerve outcomes in patients who underwent SRS for cavernous sinus meningiomas with or without prior microsurgery. METHODS:: During a 23-year interval, 272 patients underwent Gamma Knife SRS for cavernous sinus meningiomas (male=70, ...
Dong Y Y Department of Anesthesiology, Institute and Hospital of Stomatology, Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing 210008, PR China. - - 2013
In oromaxillofacial surgery patients, the incidence of difficult airways is up to 15.4-16.9%. Blind nasal intubation remains a safe technique for difficult airway management in some remote areas where a fibreoptic bronchoscope is not always available. The lightwand is an easy-to-use, highly economical device, and can facilitate endotracheal intubation through ...
Ceccanti S - - 2013
PURPOSE: To report our experience using a modified orchidopexy with division and non-ligation of the processus vaginalis. METHODS: We performed a single-centre retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent orchidopexy between December 2005 and October 2008 at our institution. In the present technique, the processus vaginalis was gently peeled off ...
Yilmaz Suzan Güven - - 2013
PURPOSE:: To present the authors' experience treating dural carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas (CCF) with retrograde embolization via the thrombosed superior ophthalmic vein (SOV). METHODS:: The medical records of 4 patients with dural CCFs treated via the thrombosed SOV were reviewed. All procedures were performed unilaterally in the interventional radiology unit with ...
Hansen Eva Lund - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcome of bladder auto-augmentation in children with neurogenic bladder dysfunction (NBD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were compiled from the records of 25 children, median age 9.3 (0.9 - 14.2) years, who underwent detrusor myotomy between 1992 and 2008. All patients were diagnosed with small bladder ...
Huang Yu-Hua - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Bilateral chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is not uncommon, although information on this condition is limited. AIMS: We aim to identify the differences in clinical characteristics between patients with bilateral or unilateral CSDH. METHODS: Ninety-eight patients with CSDH were enrolled in the two-year retrospective study. We investigated neurological outcome, morbidity, ...
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 ...
Seo Hyewon - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: "Focal necrotizing pneumonia" was defined as a localized type of necrotizing pneumonia characterized by a single or few cavities of low density without rim enhancement on computed tomography (CT) scan. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical features and course of patients with focal ...
Viljakka T - - 2013
Silicone lunate arthroplasty for Kienböck's disease was abandoned several years ago due to severe silicone cyst formation. We identified 53 patients and retrospectively evaluated short-term radiological and clinical results, as well as long-term radiological outcome, pain relief, range of motion, strength, and functional results, a mean 27 years after surgery. ...
Arrangoiz Rodrigo - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In the 1990s, partial stomach-partitioning gastrojejunostomy (PSPG) was introduced. Benefits of this method are that it preferentially shunts food away from the obstructed duodenum or pylorus, thus reducing reflex emesis. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing PSPG for malignant obstruction from 1999 to 2011 was performed. Ability to ...
Abdulkareem Nada - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The natural history and management of ascending aorta (AA) and arch dilatation in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) after aortic valve replacement (AVR) or aortic root replacement (ARR) remains controversial. Our aim is to identify dilatation of the remaining aorta after AVR or ARR in patients with BAV ...
Fegrachi Samira - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To determine the short-term outcome of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of pancreatic tissue near the duodenum and portomesenteric vessels (PMV) in a porcine model with and without intraluminal duodenal cooling. BACKGROUND: RFA has been proposed as a new treatment strategy in patients with unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer. RFA may ...
van Slooten Ymkje J - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: In patients with acquired valvar disease, morbidity and mortality rates after tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) are high. However, in adult patients with congenital heart disease, though data concerning outcome after TVR are scarce, even poorer results are suggested in patients with Ebstein anomaly. To investigate the applicability of these ...
Kandler Kristian K Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark. - - 2013
The presence of patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) after aortic valve replacement may influence patient survival. We examined the relationship between PPM and changes in left ventricular mass index at 3 months follow-up and also overall survival. From patients included in the Mosaic trial, we studied data from 266 patients who underwent ...
Balga I - - 2013
The case of a 45-year-old male patient (body weight 52 kg, height 1.61 m) with a locally invasive gastric carcinoma infiltrating into the retroperitoneal space is reported. Because of severe cancer pain a tunnelled thoracic epidural catheter (EC) was placed at thoracic spinal level 7/8 and a local anesthetic (LA) mixture of ...
Argenson Jean-Noel A - - 2013
We previously evaluated the three to ten-year results of 160 consecutive unicompartmental knee arthroplasties that had been performed by two surgeons in 147 patients with use of the cemented metal-backed Miller-Galante prosthesis. The average age of the patients at the time of the index procedure was sixty-six years. The purpose ...
Suh Dong Hun - - 2013
There has been controversy whether methylmethacrylate precoating of the cemented femoral stem is a solution for aseptic loosening or rather contributes to increased failure rates in cemented total hip arthroplasties. On a retrospective basis, we analyzed 76 primary hybrid total hip arthroplasties from 63 patients with precoated, cemented femoral stems ...
Forcillo Jessica - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The Carpentier-Edwards pericardial valve was designed to minimize structural valve deterioration. Excellent durability and low incidence of valve-related complications have been reported. The objective of the present study was to analyze clinical results after 25 years of experience with this valve implanted in the aortic position. The effect of ...
Gross Thomas P - - 2013
Between March 2007 and July 2010, 1000 consecutive fully porous coated hip resurfacing arthroplasties (HRA) were performed by a single surgeon in 871 patients. The average length of follow-up was 3±1years. Three cases (0.3%) in three patients showed adverse wear related failures. Another 17 (1.7%) failures were identified at the ...
Cullen Michael W - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: We seek to report the results of percutaneous valve-in-valve therapy using the Melody valve (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota) for patients with degenerated mitral and tricuspid bioprosthetic valves. BACKGROUND: Open surgery for replacement of degenerated bioprosthetic valves is associated with morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Nineteen patients (median age 65 years, range ...
Kang Min Kyoung - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Self-expandable metallic stent placement is widely used to manage malignant gastroduodenal obstructions. However, the techniques and effectiveness of additional gastroduodenal stent placement have not been evaluated until now. PURPOSE: To evaluate the technical feasibility, clinical effectiveness, and complications of additional gastroduodenal stent placement in patients with recurrent obstructive symptoms ...
Chen Shuang - - 2013
Purpose:To prospectively evaluate the efficacy of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) alone and TIPS in association with embolotherapy (TIPS+E) in the variceal coronary vein to prevent recurrent variceal bleeding and stent dysfunction after TIPS creation.Materials and Methods:Institutional review board approval was obtained; all participants provided informed consent. A total ...
Mauri Laura - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate 4-year outcomes of percutaneous repair versus surgery for mitral regurgitation. BACKGROUND: Transcatheter therapies are being developed to treat valvular heart disease. In the EVEREST II Trial, treatment of mitral valve regurgitation (MR) with a novel percutaneous device was compared with surgery and showed superior safety, ...
Davierwala Piroze M - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Destruction of the intervalvular fibrous body, though uncommon, occurs due to paravalvular abscess formation following active infective endocarditis. This warrants a highly complex operation involving radical surgical debridement of the intervalvular fibrous body, followed by double valve (aortic and mitral) replacement with patch reconstruction of the anterior mitral annulus, ...
Schwarz Friederike - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The arterial switch operation (ASO) is the method of choice for the Taussig-Bing heart. The aim of the study was to analyse the long-term outcome of correction of the Taussig-Bing heart. METHODS: Between 1986 and 2011, 44 infants, including 18 newborns, underwent an ASO. The staged and the primary ...
Binmoeller Kenneth F - - 2013
BACKGROUND: EMR for the treatment of duodenal adenomas is challenging due to a thin wall and rich vascularity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a novel technique of "underwater" EMR without prior submucosal injection for the removal of large (≥2 cm) laterally spreading nonampullary duodenal adenomas. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Tertiary academic ...
Topal Baki B University Hospitals KU Leuven, Abdominal Surgery, Leuven, Belgium. - - 2013
Postoperative pancreatic fistula is the leading cause of death and morbidity after pancreaticoduodenectomy. However, the best reconstruction method to reduce occurrence of fistula is debated. We did a multicentre, randomised superiority trial to compare the outcomes of different reconstructive techniques in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic or periampullary tumours. Patients ...
Dong Yang - - 2013
Objective To compare the clinical effectiveness of blind intubation through the Cookgas intubating laryngeal airway(CILA) or Fastrach intubating laryngeal mask airway(FT-LMA) for anticipated difficult tracheal intubation. Methods Eighty-six patients with anticipated difficult tracheal intubation who were undergoing elective plastic surgery under general anesthesia were randomly allocated into CILA group(n=43) and ...
Ishiwatari Hirotoshi - - 2013
Plastic stent (PS) occlusion occurs as a result of bacterial adherence to the stent's inner wall. To retain the bacteriological barrier, placing a PS above the sphincter of Oddi ('inside stent') has been investigated. We designed a new PS (inside stent with thread [IT] stent) with attachable nylon thread for ...
Binesh Fariba - - 2013
Objective: To determine eosinophil and mast cell populations in gastric and duodenal mucosal biopsies of adults with nonulcer dyspepsia (NUD) as compared to non-dyspeptic adults. Study Design: A case control study. Place and Duration of Study: Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran, from January 2010 to June 2011. ...
Gu Qun - - 2013
We performed closure of apical muscular ventricular septal defects (VSDs) using the sandwich technique and assessed its role in the treatment of the defects. Twenty-one patients (nine males and 12 females) underwent VSD closure at a mean age of 15.4 months (range, 1 month to 6 years) and a mean ...
Caldaro T - - 2013
Esophageal stenting represents a new strategy in the treatment of resistant or recurrent stenosis that obviates the need for multiple dilations. Our custom dynamic stent (DS) improves esophageal motility unlike the widespread self-expandable plastic or metallic esophageal stents. The DS allows food and secretions to pass in the space between ...
Yamagami Takuji - - 2013
To determine the safety and usefulness of a two-tiered approach to balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) as a treatment for large gastric varices after portal hypertension. 50 patients were studied who underwent B-RTO for gastric varices between October 2004 and October 2011 in our institution. The B-RTO procedure was performed ...
Singh Vishwajeet - - 2013
An 18-year-old man born with aphallia had undergone phallic reconstruction in childhood followed by total urethral reconstruction with a buccal mucosal graft and groin-based pedicle (Singapore) flap urethroplasty at 13 years of age. The patient presented with obstructive voiding symptoms lasting 6 months followed by acute urinary retention. The results ...
Buturović-Ponikvar J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim of our cohort study was to assess survival of the patients after kidney graft failure. METHODS: Patients starting dialysis after graft failure between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010 were identified from the Slovenian Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Registry and followed to December 31, 2011. The ...
Bogusiewicz Michał - - 2013
The high-pressure zone of the urethra (HPZ), which is crucial for the continence mechanism, extends between the point of the maximum urethral closure pressure and the urethral knee, and has been calculated to lie between 53% and 72% of the functional urethral length. According to recent studies the best results ...
Mishra Atul - - 2013
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of fibrin glue in high and low anal fistulas. Methods: A prospective, non-randomized trial was carried out on 30 patients who were diagnosed to have fistulas in ano. They were evaluated by categorizing them into high (with the internal ...
Surapaneni Sushama - - 2013
Objective: To find out the significance of the Perforation-Operation Interval (POI) with respect to an early prognosis, in patients with peritonitis which is caused by peptic ulcer perforation. Study Design: Case series. Place and Duration of the Study: Department of General Surgery, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences and RF Amalapuram, ...
Maclean Jennyl - - 2013
The ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) is a unique laryngeal mask with a modified cuff to improve seal and a channel to facilitate gastric tube placement. This is a better device in difficult airway situations compared to classic laryngeal mask airway. This prompted us to study the ease of insertion ...
Mikus Elisa - - 2013
Aortic valve replacement (AVR) after previous cardiac surgery is usually associated with an increased risk profile. The study aim was to compare the outcome after AVR through an upper 'J' ministernotomy compared to a standard full sternotomy approach in a redo operation. A total of 90 patients who underwent reoperative ...
Salimi Fereshte - - 2013
Long-term tunneled catheters are used for the hemodialysis or chemotherapy in many patients. Proper placement of the catheter tip could reduce early and late catheter related complications. Aim of the present study was to evaluate a new formula for proper placement of tunneled hemodialysis or infusion port device by using ...
Ahmad Iftikhar I Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, FCPS, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Bahawal Victoria Hospital/Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, - - 2013
Objective: To compare the complications rate of percutaneous nephrostomy and double J ureteral stenting in the management of obstructive uropathy. Methodology: Total number of 300 patients of age 20-80 years who underwent JJ stenting or percutaneous nephrostomy for obstructive uropathy were included in this study. Patients were divided in two ...
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