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Mukhopadhyay Sabuj Ghana - - 2014
Biliary atresia (BA) is a destructive process affecting both extra- and intra-hepatic bile ducts leading to fibrosis and obliteration of the biliary tree and cirrhosis usually within 2 years. Factors influencing the outcome of portoenterostomy (PE) have not been clearly defined. Our aim was to identify children with no evidence ...
Liu Yun-Yan - - 2014
Background/Aims: There are many similarities and overlaps in clinical, radiological, endoscopic, and histological features among intestinal tuberculosis (ITB), Crohn's disease (CD), and primary intestinal lymphoma (PIL), and the differential diagnosis of ITB can be very challenging for clinicians. Patients and Methods: The clinical, radiologic, endoscopic, and pathological data of 213 ...
Medghalchi Abdolreza A Eye Research Center, Amiralmomenin Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Science, Rasht, Iran. - - 2014
Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) is a common disease in children. The classic treatment of CNLDO is probing that was done around one year old. However, controversy exists regarding the outcome of probing in children older than one year. This study aimed to find the cure rate of initial probing ...
Martins Luis G G LG University Hospital/Ribeirão Preto Medical School/DBMRAL, Avenida Bandeirantes, 3900, 11 Andar, Campus Universitário, Bairro Monte Alegre, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, - - 2014
The aseptic loosening rate of the Mayo hip prosthesis femoral stem was determined in a 44 patient (52 hips) series, by comparing preoperative and postoperative clinical and radiographic parameters, over a minimal 5-year postoperative period. Loosening was obvious before five years in four hips (7.6%), while the stem was considered ...
Speggiorin S S Heartlink ECMO Centre, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK - - 2014
We report a single centre experience of neonatal respiratory ECMO using the Avalon(®) double-lumen venous cannula and compare it with reports in the literature. Between 2008 and 2012, the Avalon(®) cannula was used in 72 neonates: median age at cannulation was 1.8 days (IQR 1.2-2.8 days) and bodyweight 3.4 Kg ...
Jun Chung Hwan CH Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of endoscopic injection of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBC; Histoacryl) for treatment of bleeding gastric varices. We retrospectively analyzed the records of 455 patients with gastric variceal hemorrhage (GVH) who were consecutively treated with NBC from January 2004 to July 2013, with a mean follow-up period ...
Tani M M Second Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera,, Wakayama, 641-8510, - - 2014
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is associated with a high incidence of postoperative complications including pancreatic fistula. This randomized clinical trial compared the incidence of pancreatic fistula between the isolated Roux-en-Y (IsoRY) and conventional reconstruction (CR) methods. Patients admitted for PD between June 2009 and September 2012 in a single centre were assigned ...
Nakagawa Naoya N Department of Surgery, Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Biochemical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, - - 2014
In recent years, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) has become increasingly problematic. Our aims were to clarify the relationship between NAFLD and postoperative pancreatic exocrine function and to identify the risk factors for NAFLD after PD. Patients who underwent PD (n = 104) were assessed with abdominal unenhanced computed ...
Sherrah Andrew G AG Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia; The Baird Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, - - 2014
The Medtronic Freestyle bioprosthesis (FSB) provides an alternative to other prostheses for both aortic valve and aortic root surgery. This paper is a systematic review of the post-operative outcomes in patients with aortic valve and/or aortic root disease following FSB implantation. Electronic databases were searched for primary analysis, prospective randomised ...
Zhang Yuanyuan Y Department of Pulmonology, Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, People's Republic of - - 2014
This study prospectively evaluated the effect of early bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) on refractory Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia with radiologically proven large pulmonary lesions in children. A total of 35 children diagnosed as having refractory M. pneumoniae pneumonia with radiologically proven large pulmonary lesions completed the study. According to the time point ...
Gowda Keshava Murty Narayana KM Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, - - 2014
We aimed to determine whether infants undergoing cardiac surgery would more efficiently attain negative fluid balance postoperatively with passive peritoneal drainage as compared to traditional pleural drainage. A prospective, randomized study including children undergoing repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) or atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) was completed between September 2011 ...
Candell Leah L East Bay Surgical Residency Program, University of California, San Francisco, Oakland, - - 2014
Rupture after abdominal endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a function of graft maintenance of the seal and fixation. We describe our 10-year experience with rupture after EVAR. From 2000 to 2010, 1736 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) from 17 medical centers underwent EVAR in a large, regional integrated ...
Suzuki Tsugutoshi T Department of Pediatric Electrophysiology, Pediatric Medical Care Center, Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia of left anterior fascicular origin (IVT-LAF) is a rare condition, and radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) therapy has not been reported in children. To evaluate the procedures and outcomes of RFCA for pediatric IVT-LAF. Pediatric IVT-LAF cases for which RFCA was performed between June 2006 and May 2012 ...
Wijffels C J CJ Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein - - - 2014
To review technical success and clinical outcome of reinterventions to treat complications after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (EVAR) in a tertiary vascular center. The study enrolled 107 patients treated for post--EVAR complications between January 2005 and March 2014. Details of reinterventions, technical success, and midterm clinical outcome were ...
García-Aparicio L L Sección de Urología Pediátrica, Servicio de Cirugía Pediátrica, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the incidence of urinary tract infection in those patients that we have used an ureteral double-J stent as internal diversion after urological procedures. We reviewed all the medical records of patients who had a ureteral double-J stent after a urological procedure from August 2007 to May 2013. We ...
Thereaux Jérémie J Department of General, Digestive, and Metabolic Surgery, Ambroise Paré University Hospital, Versailles Saint-Quentin University, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Boulogne-Billancourt, - - 2014
Adjustable gastric bands are widely used because of low postoperative morbidity, but their long-term results are poor, often leading to revisional surgery. To assess the safety of revisional procedures by comparing the 30-day outcomes of primary gastric bypass vs revisions following failed adjustable gastric banding. Retrospective review using logistic regression ...
Sharma P S V N PS From the Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, - - 2014
The objective was to study the outcome of mood stabilizer discontinuation on recurrence in patients with bipolar disorder after at least 5 years of euthymia. Twenty-three patients diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Diagnostic Criteria for Research, receiving mood stabilizer prophylaxis for ...
Fukuda Masafumi M Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Niigata-City, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine whether various clinical factors are related to the long-term outcomes of patients with sporadic cerebellar hemangioblastomas. Subjects included 36 patients (19 men; 17 women) who underwent resection of sporadic hemangioblastoma in the cerebellum. Age at surgery ranged from 17 to 79 years (mean, 49.7 years). The tumor size, ...
Sugiyama Gen G Gen Sugiyama, Yoshinobu Okabe, Yusuke Ishida, Fumihiko Saitou, Ryuichi Kawahara, Hiroto Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Horiuchi, Hisafumi Kinoshita, Osamu Tsuruta, Michio Sata, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, - - 2014
To review the usefulness of endoscopic biliary stenting for obstructive jaundice caused by hepatocellular carcinoma and identify problems that may need to be addressed. The study population consisted of 36 patients with obstructive jaundice caused by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent endoscopic biliary stenting (EBS) as the initial drainage procedure ...
Preventza Ourania O Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Tex; Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex. Electronic address: - - 2014
We examined the early and midterm outcomes of homograft use in reoperative aortic root and proximal aortic surgery for endocarditis and estimated the associated risk of postoperative reinfection. From January 2001 to January 2014, 355 consecutive patients underwent reoperation of the proximal thoracic aorta. Thirty-nine patients (10.9%; mean age, 55.4 ...
Whitehead William E WE Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, - - 2014
Object Shunt survival may improve when ventricular catheters are placed into the frontal horn or trigone of the lateral ventricle. However, techniques for accurate catheter placement have not been developed. The authors recently reported a prospective study designed to test the accuracy of catheter placement with the assistance of intraoperative ...
Lin Jiann-Her JH Department of Neurosurgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficiency and safety of a unilateral approach for bilateral foramen decompression in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (miTLIF) for the treatment of bilateral foraminal stenosis. Fifty-two levels of bilateral foraminal stenosis in 48 patients were treated using a unilateral approach for bilateral foramen decompression in miTLIF. ...
Tursi A A Gastroenterology Service, ASL BAT, Via Torino, 49, 76123, Andria, BT, Italy, - - 2014
Endoscopic and clinical recurrence of Crohn's disease (CD) appears in up to 80 and 30 % of patients, respectively, 1 year after surgery. Both infliximab (IFX) and adalimumab (ADA) have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing the possibility of recurrence after surgery, but head-to-head studies have not been performed so far. ...
Ninomiya Itasu I Gastroenterologic Surgery, Department of Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takaramachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-8641, Japan, - - 2014
An alternative conduit is needed when the gastric tube cannot be used as an esophageal substitute for reconstruction after esophagectomy. We adopted pedicle jejunal reconstruction with intrathoracic anastomosis in the upper mediastinum under such circumstances. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of this technique. Two hundred ...
Kim Kang Sup KS Department of Urology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine , Seoul, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of the Memokath 051™ (PNN Medical, Glostrup, Denmark) and UVENTA™ (Taewoong Medical, Seoul, Korea) metal stents, we reviewed our experience with these two metallic ureteral stents for treating benign and malignant ureteral obstructions. Subjects and Methods: Twenty-seven patients who received treatment with ...
Liao Kai K Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, No. 30 Gaotanyan Main Street, Shapingba District, Chongqing, 400038, - - 2014
The use of prosthetic grafts for superior mesenteric-portal vein reconstruction (SMPVR) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with venous resection remains controversial. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) interposition grafts for SMPVR after PD. We identified 76 patients who underwent PD with segmental vein resection for pancreatic head and ...
Heidari Pegah P The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, Oculoplastic & Orbital Service , Rotterdam , the Netherlands - - 2014
Abstract A 38-year-old female patient presented with a painful swelling in the lateral part of the upper eyelid, a diffuse scleritis and slight hypoglobus of the right eye. An orbital biopsy showed a fibrotic idiopathic orbital inflammation (IOI) with, on immunohistochemical staining, an increased number of IgG4-positive plasma cells scored ...
Liao Wei-Chih WC School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, No. 155, Sec. 2, Linong Street, Taipei, 112, Taiwan (ROC), - - 2014
Volume of para-esophageal varices (PEV) correlates with esophageal varices recurrence. The effect of propranolol on volumetric change of PEV has not been studied. The relation between EV recurrence and volumetric change of PEV in patients undergoing endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) with and without propranolol are studied. Sixty-six patients who achieved ...
Hoashi Takaya T Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of our study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes after definitive repair of tetralogy of Fallot with preservation of the pulmonary valve (PV) annulus. From 1989 to 2000, 84 of 222 patients (37.8%) with tetralogy of Fallot and PV stenosis underwent definitive repair with preservation of the PV ...
Harraz Ahmed M AM Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, - - 2014
To determine the incidence, risk factors and causes of hospital readmissions (HR) in a large series of patients underwent radical cystectomy (RC). We retrospectively analyzed the data of 1000 patients underwent RC between January 2004 and September 2009 in our tertiary referral center. Patients stayed in hospital 21 and 11 ...
Singhal Shashideep S Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Brooklyn Hospital Center , Brooklyn, NY , - - 2014
Abstract Background/Aims. Atpresent there are no guidelines for colonoscopy surveillance interval in subjects with unsatisfactory bowel preparation. Study was designed to compare outcomes of repeat colonoscopy at different surveillance intervals in patients with unsatisfactory preparation on index exam. Methods. Ten thousand nine hundred and eight colonoscopies were done during the ...
Kim Mi-Na MN Division of Cardiology, Korea University Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Anam - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the clinical and echocardiographic predictors for the recurrence of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) after ablation during a long-term period.A total of 130 patients with persistent AF who had undergone radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) were enrolled. We analyzed the relation between clinical parameters, ...
Kari Fabian A FA Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA, USA Heart Center Freiburg University, Cardiovascular Surgery, Freiburg, - - 2014
A 180/180° configuration has been reported to increase repair durability after valve-sparing aortic root replacement (V-SARR) for bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease. We studied the impact of commissural angular configuration (CAC) and of BAV type on valve performance after V-SARR. A total of 85 BAV patients (68 males, age 44 ...
Lindsay Ellie E President, Lindsay Leg Club - - 2014
Two more Leg Clubs have opened in Australia this year-one in Tasmania (their second) and one in Daylesford, Victoria, which opened in late March.
Radtke Kerstin K Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, - - 2014
Resurfacing Arthroplasty (RA) of the hip has undergone resurgence with initially mainly good clinical results in young patients. It was mainly performed in younger more active patients with severe symptomatic arthritis of the hip including pelvic deformity. Furthermore the proximal femoral anatomy was preserved for surgical procedures in the future.OBJECTIVE: ...
Crouzet Sebastian S Edouard Herriot Hospital, Urology, Lyon, France ; - - 2014
To determine the occurrence of flank symptoms, flank muscle atrophy, bulge, and hernia formation after open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Our prospective IRB-approved database was queried to identify 50 consecutive patients treated with open partial nephrectomy (OPN) and 50 consecutive patients treated with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) between September 2006 ...
Lee Hyun Jung HJ 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea 2Department of Surgery, Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Although the initial clinical efficacy of self-expandable metal stents is acceptable, doubt still remains about long-term clinical outcomes and complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the stoma formation rate and risk factors for complications after successful stenting in patients with obstructive metastatic colorectal cancer. This was a ...
Ong Kevin L KL Exponent, Inc., Philadelphia, - - 2014
Object The purpose of this study was to quantify the perioperative outcomes, complications, and costs associated with posterolateral spinal fusion (PSF) among Medicare enrollees with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and/or spondylolisthesis by using a national Medicare claims database. Methods A 5% systematic sample of Medicare claims data (2005-2009) was used ...
Imbuldeniya A M AM Mater Clinic, Specialist Orthopaedic Group, Suite 1.08, Level 1, 3-9 Gillies Street, Wollstonecraft, New South Wales, 2088, - - 2014
We report on 397 consecutive revision total hip replacements in 371 patients with a mean clinical and radiological follow-up of 12.9 years (10 to 17.7). The mean age at surgery was 69 years (37 to 93). A total of 28 patients (8%) underwent further revision, including 16 (4%) femoral components. ...
Eggerding V V Erasmus Medical Centre, PO box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, the - - 2014
We have investigated whether shape of the knee can predict the clinical outcome of patients after an anterior cruciate ligament rupture. We used statistical shape modelling to measure the shape of the knee joint of 182 prospectively followed patients on lateral and Rosenberg view radiographs of the knee after a ...
Chin D - - 2014
Identifying the cause of nasal obstruction is critical before surgical intervention. Structural nasal obstruction, due to nasal valve stenosis, is unlikely to benefit from simple septoplasty and turbinate reduction. This study assesses changes in nasal peak inspiratory flow (NPIF) as a tool for discriminating decongestable versus structural obstruction. Cross-sectional study ...
Ando Ryoichi R Department of Nephrology, Musashino Red Cross Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
We previously conducted a multicenter study enrolling 101 dialysis patients with hyperphosphatemia in which lanthanum carbonate (LC) was administered for 2 years. In this study, the administration has been continued for an additional year, and we have evaluated the long-term (a total of 3 years) effects of LC. The average ...
Jiang Chunming C Department of Nephrology, and Department of Urology, Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University, Nanjing, PR - - 2014
♦ 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 ...
Huang J H JH Department of Urology Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital Tongji University, Shanghai, - - 2014
The aim of this paper was to investigate the efficacy of thulium laser resection of bladder neck in women with bladder neck obstruction (BNO). Clinical information of 86 women with BNO who were treated in our hospital from Jan 2011 to Dec 2012 was retrospectively reviewed; 46 patients received thulium ...
Russell H H Fetal Medicine, Victoria Hospital, Fife, Kirkcaldy, - - 2014
: Fetal Medicine in The Victoria district general hospital in Fife has been auditing its fetal anomaly screening since 2002. This audit of 10 years of data shows the development of fetal cardiac screening and we can compare this to FASPs "key indicators/detection rates". fetalneonatal;99/Suppl_1/A102-b/T1T1T1 Abstract PFM.62 Table Year Diagnosed ...
Bowden Greg G Departments of Neurological Surgery - - 2014
Object The outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) within or adjacent to the ventricular system are largely unknown. This study assessed the long-term outcomes and hemorrhage risks for patients with AVMs within this region who underwent Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) at the University of Pittsburgh. Methods The authors ...
Testini M M Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, Unit of Endocrine, Digestive and Emergency Surgery, University Medical School "A. Moro" of Bari, Bari, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to verify whether the substernal goiter and the type of surgical access could be risk factors for recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy during total thyroidectomy. Between 1999-2008, 14,993 patients underwent total thyroidectomy. Patients were divided into three groups: group A (control; n=14.200, 94.7%), ...
Choi Sae Byeol SB Department of Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Surgical resection is not indicated in patients with portal hypertension in the current guideline of Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage. We report a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the impact of clinically significant portal hypertension on survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following hepatectomy. Searched data in ...
Salimi A A Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Loghman Hospital, ShahidBeheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran - - - 2014
Excessive bleeding is an unwanted complication of transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma due to increases in intracranial pressure (ICP) and hemodynamic instability. Dexmedetomidine (Dex) anα2agonists is the drug of choice in intensive care units (ICU) and cardiac surgeries to control abrupt changes in hemodynamic. Severe cardiovascular responses occur during transsphenoidal ...
Zong Guang-Quan GQ Department of General Surgery, The 81st Hospital of P.L.A., P.L.A. Cancer Center, Nanjing, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of selective double portazygous disconnection with preserving vagus (SDPDPV) for patients with portal hypertension (PHT) in the authors' hospital. Patients (453) with cirrhotic PHT who underwent either SDPDPV or pericardial devascularization with splenectomy (PDS) for variceal bleeding from February 2007 to January 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. ...
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