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Kanno Toru - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: An obstructed, infected kidney combined with ureteral stones can be lethal, and requires urgent drainage and complete stone removal. However, the optimal method of stone removal, and its safety and efficacy have yet to be conclusively established. The aim of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy ...
Fujishiro Mitsuhiro - - 2013
Gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) causes artificial gastric ulcers and there is no consensus regarding the optimal perioperative management in terms of prevention of intra- or postoperative bleeding and promotion of healing. Traditionally, 8-week administration of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and mucosal protective agents were used in the same way ...
Walther Thomas - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate 1-year outcomes of the multicentre PREVAIL transapical (TA) study of TA-aortic valve implantation (AVI) in high-risk patients. METHODS: From September 2009 to August 2010, a total of 150 patients, aged 81.6 ± 5.8 years, 40.7% female, were included at 12 European TA-AVI experienced sites. ...
Weng Shuo-Chun - - 2013
Background: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a major cause of clinical bleeding among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This study aimed to investigate the association between mortality and UGIB in patients with uremia. Methods: From 2004 to 2010, a tertiary hospital-based retrospective cohort comprising 322 patients undergoing hemodialysis was ...
Aprato Alessandro - - 2013
PURPOSE: This study describes the medium-term results of revision hip arthroscopy. METHODS: Patients with persistent hip pain and a positive impingement sign were considered for revision surgery after the exclusion of other causes of groin pain. Seventy-four consecutive patients were prospectively assessed using the modified Harris hip score for a ...
Siegel Bianca - - 2013
ObjectiveTo reflect on lessons learned placing endotracheal nitinol stents in children.Study DesignCase series with chart review.SettingTertiary care children's hospital.Subjects and MethodsAll children who underwent nitinol cervical tracheal stenting were included. Records were carefully reviewed for intraoperative and postoperative complications, management choices, outcomes, and factors that influenced results.ResultsBetween 1999 and 2011, ...
Blom M - - 2013
Objectives: To investigate the prevalence of cervical spine damage due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the long term and to investigate which disease-specific factors are related to this damage. Method: Patients with early RA from the Nijmegen inception cohort with 6 to 12 years of follow-up were included. Conventional radiographs ...
Greason Kevin L - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: We reviewed our experience with the operative management of patients with isolated nonnative mitral valve infective endocarditis to better understand the outcome. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 39 patients operated on for isolated nonnative mitral valve infective endocarditis from January 1974 to June 2009. Median age of the ...
Jensen Jan L - - 2013
Abstract Objective. The objective of this randomized simulation study was to determine whether use of the King laryngeal tube (KLT) airway resulted in differences in chest compression fraction (CCF) during simulated cardiac arrest managed by primary care paramedics (PCPs), as compared with basic airway management (bag-mask ventilation [BMV]). Methods. The ...
Jordan Gerald H - - 2013
PURPOSE: The long-term success rate of dilation and/or internal urethrotomy is low in cases of recurrent urethral stricture disease. This study investigated the Memokath™044TW stent's ability to maintain urethral patency after dilation or internal urethrotomy of recurrent urethral stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-two patients with recurrent bulbar urethral strictures (mean ...
H'ng Martin Weng Chin - - 2013
Double-J ureteral stents and antegrade stenting have been performed by radiologists for years. Various methods have been described, dependent on available equipment as well as technical expertise. As such, there is no definite consensus with regards to deployment of these stents. We describe an innovative technique, which would improve this ...
Sivalingam Sri - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of urgent ureteral stent placement under local anesthesia (LA) with those placed under general anesthesia (GA) for obstructing stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After institutional review board approval, ureteral stents placed from January 2007 to July 2011 at our institution were reviewed. Only primary stent placement ...
Niclauss Lars L Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. - - 2013
Guidelines proposed bioprosthesis implantation for aortic valve disease if the patients were at least 65 years old at the time of surgery, with a trend towards even younger patients in recent years. Considering the adverse effects of lifetime anticoagulation, new biological valves (less prone to degeneration) and new technologies may ...
Waldthaler Alexander - - 2013
Insertion of a self-expandable metal stent is still controversial for treatment of benign common bile duct stenosis but can be a valuable alternative to surgical treatment. Aim of our study was to analyze the efficacy of covered and uncovered self-expandable metal stent in patients with chronic pancreatitis and common bile ...
Bammigatti Chanaveerappa - - 2013
Amoebic liver abscess develops in less than 1% of patients with amoebaisis and metronidazole is the drug of choice for the treatment of amebic liver abscess. Abscesses of less than 5 cm can be treated with metronidazole alone. However, abscesses of more than 10 cm must undergo ultrasound guided percutaneous ...
Jiang Yuan-Hong - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive values of the total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS-T) and voiding to storage subscore ratio (IPSS-V/S) in association with total prostate volume (TPV) and maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax) in the diagnosis of bladder outlet-related lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) ...
Puttagunta Hari Krishna - - 2013
A 20-year-old woman admitted with an aspirin overdose was encephalopathic and was intubated for airway protection. Under sonographic guidance, a right internal jugular central venous catheter was inserted for volume resuscitation. She was agitated and required treatment with a propofol infusion. Her salicylate levels improved and she was successfully extubated ...
Nishiyama Tomoki - - 2013
Cross hypersensitivity to inhalation anesthetics has not been studied. The aim of this study was to investigate it by comparing liver and renal function after repeated anesthesia with sevoflurane and isoflurane retrospectively. The adult patients who received general anesthesia twice within the interval of 14 days to 1 year were ...
Altintas Garip - - 2013
We prospectively evaluated the hemodynamic performance of the SORIN Freedom SOLO aortic bioprosthesis, a stentless bovine pericardial valve designed for supra-annular implantation. Forty patients (mean age, 71.68 ± 5.25 yr; 29 men) with severe aortic stenosis underwent aortic valve replacement from January 2008 through August 2009. Patients were evaluated by ...
Oki Masahide - - 2013
: Airway stenting has become a popular method for palliation of airway stenosis; however, little has been reported about their use for patients with malignant lymphoma that occasionally causes a life-threatening condition. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of airway stenting in chemoradiotherapy naive ...
Kanno Takeshi - - 2013
Background: We investigated the characteristic features and treatment of hemorrhagic peptic ulcers after the Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred on 11 March 2011. Methods: Clinical data of patients with hemorrhagic peptic ulcers were retrospectively collected during the 3 months after the earthquake from seven major hospitals in the middle ...
Kumar Suresh - - 2013
To assess the success of dorsal onlay buccal mucosal graft (BMG) urethroplasty in long segment anterior urethral stricture extending from external meatus to bulbar urethra). We studied 40 patients with long segment anterior urethral stricture, who underwent substitution urethroplasty using dorsal onlay BMG from January 2002 to December 2007. The ...
Tan Johnson Choon-Hwai - - 2013
The purpose of this report is to describe the initial outcomes of femtosecond laser-assisted penetrating keratoplasty. This retrospective surgical case series consisted of 10 eyes from 10 patients undergoing penetrating keratoplasty at a tertiary center. Femtosecond laser was used to perform a zig-square incision on the donor cornea with matched ...
Käser S A - - 2013
Introduction. This study aimed to evaluate symptoms and signs, inflammation markers, electrolytes, and ECG signs of increased vagal tone as markers of colon perforation in sigmoid diverticulitis or appendicitis. Methods. The records of all patients older than fifty years (only these had routine ECG done) admitted to our emergency station ...
Kazanci Selcen Yaroglu - - 2013
: Obstruction of the superior vena cava is one of the potential complications of neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Chylothorax is a known complication of surgery involving the thoracic cavity in children, and of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between chylothorax and superior ...
Meir Adam R - - 2013
We have previously reported on the osseointegration, stability, and preserved motion of the AcroFlex lumbar disc replacement (LDR) in a nonhuman primate model. Detailed biomechanical testing of the device predicted implant survival for at least 10 years of in vivo use. Significant improvements in the clinical outcome were reported at 2 ...
Demetriou George A - - 2013
We present a 46-year-old Somalian woman, who attended our hospital, with 1 week history of worsening epigastric pain and vomiting, worse after eating on a background of 3 months history of four stones loss of weight, malaise and decreased appetite. CT scan of the abdomen revealed an annular 10 cm ...
Alborzi Abdolvahab - - 2013
Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, which mostly occurs in the New World, is mainly associated with Leishmania braziliensis and to a lesser degree L. panamensis and L. amazonensis infections. Primary mucosal leishmaniasis is very rare in Iran in spite of high prevalence of cutaneous and visceral leishmanisis. A nine-year-old boy had cutaneous leishmaniaisis ...
Li Xin - - 2013
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has a high failure rate in patients with small volume benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). We describe and report the results of an alternative surgical method, selective transurethral resection of the prostate (STURP) in combination with transurethral incision of the ...
Chen John C - - 2013
Cardiac surgical mortality has improved during the last decade despite the aging of the population. An integrated US health plan developed a heart valve registry to track outcomes and complications of heart valve operations. This database was used for longitudinal evaluation of mitral valve (MV) outcomes from 1999 to 2008 ...
Bae Woong Jin - - 2013
To assess the risk factors for developing urinary retention after removal of the urethral catheter on postoperative day 1 in benign prostatic hyperplasia patients who underwent Greenlight HPS laser photoselective vaporization prostatectomy (PVP). The study included 427 men who underwent Greenlight HPS laser PVP between 2009 and 2012, excluding patients ...
Serin Didem - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of the shape of Bowman probes on the success of primary probing for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Records of 42 nasolacrimal duct obstructions in 37 children who underwent probing with straight Bowman probes (group A) and 128 nasolacrimal duct obstructions in 110 children who underwent probing ...
Sharma Megha U - - 2013
A wire-reinforced silicone tube (LMA-Fastrach™ endotracheal tube) is specially designed for tracheal intubation using intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA). However, conventional polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tracheal tubes have also been used with ILMA to achieve tracheal intubation successfully. To evaluate the success of tracheal intubation using the LMA-Fastrach™ tracheal tube versus ...
Gu Jie - - 2013
To elucidate the role of Fuzheng Huayu Capsule, a herbal formula, in the prevention of esophageal variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients, a multicenter randomized and placebo-controlled trial was carried out. One hundred forty-six cirrhotic patients with esophageal varices were enrolled to compare the probability of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and survival ...
Mortaz Seyed Saeed - - 2013
To study the arteriovenous fistula patency, duration of its maintenance, and its relative complications. One hundred and thirty patients who had undergone hemodialysis during five years (1996 to 2001) were included in this study. The patency rate and complications, including paresthesia, pain induced by ischemia, venous hypertension, infection, erythema, and ...
Maniar Rajesh N - - 2013
The low contact stress rotating platform (LCS RP) knee (DePuy Orthopedics, Inc, Warsaw, Indiana), in use for last four decades in Western population, is reported to have a survival of more than 95% at 15 to 20 years. The reported Indian experience of this knee is limited to 5 years. ...
Sugiyama Satoru - - 2013
Persisting incompetent great saphenous vein (GSV) below the knee and residual incompetent perforating veins (IPV) are often found after selective stripping of GSV from the groin to upper calf. The aim of this study is to evaluate the venous function when the calf GSVs or calf perforating veins are incompetent ...
Chloropoulou Pelagia - - 2013
Anesthesia and inflammatory response have been studied in major abdominal and thoracic surgical procedures, but not in major orthopaedic reconstructive procedures such as total knee arthroplasty. Most studies have compared general anesthesia with epidural anesthesia, but none has compared epidural with spinal. In a prospective randomized study, 2 groups of ...
Schmitz Marloes W J L - - 2013
The number of total hip arthroplasties in patients under 30 years is increasing over the years. Almost all of them will face at least one or more future revisions in their life. Therefore, the implant used should have a high survival rate, and needs to be easily revisable resulting in ...
Lahbabi Mounia - - 2013
Long-term outcome of patients after band ligation have been poorly defined. Therefore, we conducted a long-term follow-up study to delineate the outcome of ligation in patients with portal hypertension in the Hassan II university hospital, Fes, Morocco. Over 118 months patients treated by endoscopic variceal ligation were received regular follow- ...
Chao Chia-Ter - - 2013
Introduction: Non-Pseudomonas gram-negative bacteria are responsible for an increasing proportion of cases of peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis. The role of Citrobacter species in the etiology of PD-related peritonitis is often underestimated. In the present study, we aimed to describe the clinical features, laboratory findings, and short- and long-term outcomes in ...
van Halsema Emo E - - 2013
Temporary placement of self-expandable stents has been increasingly used for the management of benign esophageal diseases. To evaluate the safety of endoscopic removal of esophageal self-expandable stents placed for the treatment of benign esophageal diseases. Multicenter retrospective study. Six tertiary care centers in the United States and Europe. A total ...
Chatzis Nikolaos - - 2013
Percutaneous transhepatic primary biliary stenting (PS) is an alternative to the widely used staged procedure (secondary biliary stenting, SS) for treating obstructive jaundice in cancer patients. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of PS and SS, a retrospective analysis was carried out. The percutaneous biliary stenting procedures performed between January ...
Pinto-Almeida Teresa - - 2013
A 34 year-old man presented with asymptomatic bluish-gray macules on his hands that had developed over the previous 2 years. He was otherwise healthy and was on no regular medication. A detailed clinical history and histologic examination allowed the diagnosis.Histopathologic examination showed deposits of aggregated granules of black pigment in ...
Ohata Ken - - 2013
Background and Aims. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is not widely used in large colorectal lesions because of technical difficulty and possible complications. We aimed to examine the efficacy and safety of ESD for large colorectal neoplasms. Patients and Methods. During the past 5 years, 608 cases of colorectal neoplasm (≧20 mm) ...
Cina Alessandro - - 2013
Introduction. We investigated whether (a) the inferior vena cava (IVC) is compressed in bowel obstruction and (b) some tracts are more compressed than others. Methods. Two groups of abdominal computed tomography (CT) examinations were collected retrospectively. Group O (N = 69) scans were positive for bowel obstruction, group C (N ...
Okutsu Ichiro - - 2013
We have analyzed postoperative long-term follow-up results of five years or more from idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome patients that underwent our complete carpal canal release and decompression procedure that uses the Universal Subcutaneous Endoscope system. In this series, 203 hands were followed up both clinically and electrophysiologically. Final follow-up times ...
Eisenring Christian Valentin - - 2013
Meningiomas are associated with the highest postoperative rate of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) among all intracranial tumors. The aim of this study is to compare two entirely different VTE prophylaxis regimens in 724 consecutive patients undergoing meningioma surgery. Two cohorts at a single institution treated with different regimens to prevent ...
Minami Yasunori - - 2013
Objective: To evaluate whether iatrogenic hemorrhage can be prevented by intrahepatic tract ablation following radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy for hepatic malignancies. Methods: A retrospective cohort study analyzing a prospective database in a single institution was conducted. The incidence of postprocedural complications was compared in two groups: one with cauterization of ...
Panda Anita A Cornea and OSD Services, Dr. R P Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi, - - 2013
To report outcomes of epikeratoplasty in keratoconus (KC), utilizing manually-prepared plano donor lenticules in terms of flattening of the cone, reduction in astigmatism and improvement in the visual acuity. Patients with KC, having visual acuity <20/200, astigmatism >12 diopters (D) but without corneal opacity underwent epikeratoplasty, using manually prepared plano ...
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