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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 ...
Koos Ralf - - 2013
To evaluate clinical pre-interventional predictors of 3-year outcome and mortality in high-risk patients with severe aortic valve stenosis treated with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Among 367 patients included in the Aachen TAVI registry, 76 patients with baseline dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) for the quantification of aortic valve calcification (AVC) ...
Lee Jongjin - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical features of patients with gastric conduit strictures after esophagectomy and to report our initial experience in the management of these strictures with fluoroscopically guided balloon dilation, temporary stent placement, or both. MATERIALS AND METHODS. From January 1996 to January ...
Veal David R - - 2013
To assess clinical outcomes of metal stent insertion in patients with bilobar bile duct obstruction by malignant tumors. Records of 120 consecutive patients who underwent placement of metallic stents for palliation of malignant bilobar biliary obstruction between 1995 and 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Single-duct stent insertion was performed in 44 ...
Xiang Liu - - 2013
This study investigates the conservative management of radiation-induced early nasal adhesion after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). From June 2008 to June 2010, patients with bilateral or unilateral early nasal adhesion after radiotherapy for NPC were selected. All patients received endoscopic management and then nasal irrigation daily and nasal steroids ...
Akbulut Sami - - 2013
Abstract Hemangiomas are the most common benign primary tumors of the liver and their prevalence ranges from 0.4% to 20%. Approximately 85% of hemangiomas are clinically asymptomatic and are incidentally detected in imaging studies performed for other causes. In a very small minority of patients, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, distension, ...
Lee Jeong Guil - - 2013
Some factors like stent wires, balloon dilatation and use of guide wires seems to increase perforation after self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placement, but few studies mentioned about the relationship between angulation of malignant stricture and perforation. The present study aimed to confirm that more angular positioning of stents increases perforation. ...
Abdel-Kader Mohammad Sayed - - 2013
We'd like to present our experience in treating long (>5 cm) anterior urethral stricture by penile skin flap as dorsal on-lay in one-stage procedure. Between January 1998 and December 2010, 18 patients (aged from 28-65 years) presented with long urethral stricture, 5.6-13.2 cm, (penile in 6, bulbar in 2, and ...
Shehab M - - 2013
The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of ureteric stents in relieving obstruction and improvement of kidney function in patients with obstructive uropathy. This study involved 138 patients with obstructive uropathy with age ranged from 2 months to 73 years. Patients classified into two groups: Group (I): ...
Abdelsalam Yaser M - - 2013
to report our experience with 41 patients treated by early endoscopic realignment of complete post-traumatic rupture urethra. The study includes patients presented to our institute, between May 2004 and April 2009, with post-traumatic complete posterior urethral disruption. Preoperative retrograde urethrography, voiding cystourethrography and abdominopelvic CT were performed to evaluate the ...
Hetzer Roland - - 2013
In mitral valve (MV) repair, we adhere to a biological concept of preservation of the native valves and avoidance of any prosthetic materials except for sutures whenever possible. Untreated autologous pericardium is the biological tissue of choice we use to support the repair. We report our 25-year institutional experience with ...
Kim Su Jin - - 2013
ObjectiveNasal polyps can be categorized as eosinophilic or non-eosinophilic, depending on inflammatory cell infiltration. There are geographical differences in the prevalence of types of pathologic polyps. The aim of this study was to evaluate the change in the prevalence of histological subtypes of polyps over time in a Korean population.Study ...
Brown Morgan L - - 2013
Our objective was to review the long-term outcome of patients undergoing surgical repair of aortic coarctation. Surgical repair of aortic coarctation has been performed at Mayo Clinic for over 60 years. Between 1946 and 2005, 819 patients with isolated coarctation of the aorta underwent primary operative repair. Medical records were ...
Shin Na-Young - - 2013
The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between the venous angioarchitectural features and the clinical course of intracranial dural arteriovenous shunt (DAVS) with cortical venous reflux (CVR). With institutional review board approval, 41 patients (M:F = 24:17; median age, 52 years (range, 1-72 years), median follow-up; 1.5 years; partial treatment, n = 36) with ...
Kunkala Meghana R - - 2013
Midventricular obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is less common than subaortic obstruction, and there are few data on outcomes after surgical treatment. We reviewed 56 consecutive patients (28 men) with HCM and midventricular obstruction who underwent myectomy between February 1997 and June 2012. Five patients had prior myectomy for subaortic ...
Rasmussen Anne - - 2013
The purpose was to examine the effectiveness of flexor tenotomy in a modified technique to prevent and heal neuropathic and neuroischaemic pressure ulcers on the tip of the toe in claw- or hammer-toe deformities in people with diabetes. A consequetive 4 years series of 38 patients was retrospectively studied. Percutaneous ...
Klitsie Liselotte M - - 2013
Within the group of patients undergoing coarctectomy today, two subgroups can be identified: neonates with a critical coarctation and nonneonatal patients. We hypothesize that patients who have to undergo repair in the neonatal period will have more persistent impairment of ventricular performance postoperatively. Accordingly, we aimed to characterize biventricular performance ...
Pang Kun - - 2013
The thulium laser (Tm-laser) technique has been used in the management of many urologic conditions. The present study aimed to evaluate the use of this technique for distal ureter and bladder cuff (DUBC) excision during nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUT-UC). Fifty-eight patients with UUT-UC who underwent radical ...
Yanagisawa Shinya - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the post-operative range of motion (ROM) of the knee related to the anterior-posterior femoral translation on the tibia observed during surgery in cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using a navigation system. Our hypothesis is that the intraoperative anterior-posterior femoral translation is correlated ...
Melean Patricio - - 2013
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the association between the acromial index (AI) and the incidence of recurrent tears of the rotator cuff (RC) in a cohort of patients with full thickness tears who underwent arthroscopic primary repair. A prognostic study of a prospective case series of ...
Caporossi Aldo - - 2013
To assess the clinical results of transepithelial collagen crosslinking (CXL) in patients 26 years and younger with progressive keratoconus suitable for epithelium-off (epi-off) CXL. Department of Ophthalmology, Siena University Hospital, Siena, Italy. Case series. The study included 26 eyes (26 patients) treated by transepithelial (epithelium-on) CXL. The mean age was 22 ...
Kim Young-Hoo - - 2013
We asked whether cementless total hip arthroplasties that made use of alumina-on-highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings would improve hip score and functional activity and reduce the prevalence of polyethylene wear, osteolysis, and aseptic loosening. Consecutive primary total hip arthroplasties were performed in fifty patients (a total of sixty hips among thirty-four ...
Cieri E - - 2013
Regression of the aneurysmal sac after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an accepted indicator of aneurysm exclusion. This study evaluated the spontaneous decrease in sac diameter over a 10-year period in patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with different stentgrafts. 1,450 patients (mean age 73.1 ± 7.7 years; 1,325 ...
Boufi Mourad - - 2013
In this study we analyzed embolization and stent-graft results. Demographics, indications, procedures, and outcomes of patients treated with embolization or stent grafting for late postoperative bleeding after major abdominal surgery were retrospectively recorded. Outcomes were analyzed on an intention-to-treat basis. Between 2004 and 2008, 14 consecutive patients (11 men and ...
Park Se Woo - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Conventional endoscopy for self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement may be technically limited in long and tortuous strictures. Therefore, we analyzed the feasibility, safety and usefulness of ultrathin endoscopy (UTE)-guided SEMS placement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study involved 24 patients with upper gastrointestinal obstruction and unsuccessful initial attempts to place ...
Fatima Javairiah - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular abdominal (EVAR) and thoracic (TEVAR) endografts allow aneurysm repair in high-risk patients, but infectious complications may be devastating. We reviewed treatment and outcomes in patients with infected aortic endografts. METHODS: Twenty-four patients were treated between January 1997 and July 2012. End points were mortality, morbidity, graft-related complications, or ...
Naeshiro Noriaki - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of percutaneous transvenous embolization (PTE) for portal-systemic shunt (PSS) associated with encephalopathy METHODS: Fourteen patients with portal-systemic encephalopathy (PSE) were enrolled in this retrospective cohort study. We evaluated technical success, clinical success, complication, and outcomes. RESULTS: PSSs in the main causes of PSEs were ...
Königshausen M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: It is still not clear which method is the most efficient for treating primary traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. Immobilization in external rotation has become increasingly discussed within the last 10 years. The aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of recurrence and clinical outcome of the immobilization in ...
Sandra Sekelj - - 2013
To evaluate the influence of pterygium morphology on the efficacy and safety of fibrin glue in pterygium surgery with conjunctival autografting. A prospective case series. During a period of 15 months, 45 patients (51 eyes) were recruited from the General Hospital for pterygium surgery. Seven eyes (13.73 %) were operated on for ...
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 ...
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