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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. ...
Huang Xin-Miao XM Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Cardiac perforation is an infrequent but potentially life-threatening complication associated with placement of a cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED). The objective of this study was to determine the outcomes of percutaneous lead revision in patients who had lead perforation of the myocardium after CIED placement. We reviewed records of 1,458 ...
Nguyen Hien Sinh HS Department of Surgery, Hanoi Heart Hospital, Hanoi, - - 2014
This retrospective study assesses the outcomes of a modified Carpentier's technique for Ebstein's anomaly repair in respect to functional and anatomical recovery of the right ventricle and tricuspid valve. From August 2005 to December 2010, 52 patients with Ebstein's anomaly were operated in Hanoi Heart Hospital, Vietnam using the modified ...
Jose Anson A Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2014
We describe the use of a piezoelectric osteotome for removal of bone in patients with ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and its advantages over conventional techniques. We studied 35 patients with ankylosis of 62 TMJ (27 bilateral and 8 unilateral, 2 recurrent) who were treated by gap arthroplasty between ...
Rylski Bartosz B Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of our study was to delineate the effect of aortic arch surgery extension on the outcomes in acute type A dissection extending beyond the ascending aorta. From 2001 to 2013, of 197 patients with type A dissection, 153 (78%) with dissection extending beyond the ascending aorta (age, 61 ...
Kanemura Tokumi T Spine Center, Konan Kosei Hospital, 137 Ookuwa Takaya-cho, Konan, Aichi, 483-8704, Japan. E-mail address for T. Kanemura: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to demonstrate longitudinal radiographic changes at up to five years in patients with pseudarthrosis after posterior lumbar interbody arthrodesis using carbon interbody cages. From 2003 to 2006, prospective longitudinal radiographic and CT (computed tomography) scan evaluations were made at up to five years after ...
Ozaki Shigeyuki S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
We have performed an original aortic valve reconstruction using autologous pericardium. The feasibility for patients aged less than 60 years is reviewed. From April 2007 to April 2013, aortic valve reconstruction was performed in 108 patients aged less than 60 years. A total of 51 patients had aortic stenosis, 7 patients ...
Puricel Serban S The University Hospital Fribourg, Fribourg, - - 2014
Aims: To compare clinical outcome of Amplatzer PFO (APFO) to Cardia PFO (CPFO) occluder. Percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure prevents stroke recurrence in stroke due to paradoxical embolism. Methods and results: The primary endpoint was a composite of stroke, TIA, or peripheral embolism at follow-up. The secondary endpoint was ...
Ostler Alexandra E AE The Whiteley Clinic, Guildford, Surrey, - - 2014
We have previously reported strip-tract revascularization 1 year following high saphenous ligation and inversion stripping. This study reports the 5-8 year results in the same cohort. Between 2000 and 2003, 72 patients presented with primary varicose veins and had undergone high saphenous ligation and inversion stripping plus phlebectomies with or ...
Cho Yang Hyun YH Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn; Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
The aims of the present study were to identify the mechanisms of residual or recurrent left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in patients undergoing repeat septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and to assess the early and late results of reoperation. From January 1980 to June 2012, we performed 52 repeat myectomies ...
Ji Jeong-Seon JS Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, - - 2014
Background and study aims: The effectiveness of the prophylactic clip for the prevention of postpolypectomy bleeding in pedunculated colonic polyps has not been confirmed. The aim of this prospective, randomized study was to compare the efficacy of prophylactic clip and endoloop application in the prevention of postpolypectomy bleeding in large ...
Bali C C Department of Surgery, Medical School, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, - - 2014
Open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is followed by a high rate of incisional herniation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether this postoperative complication could be avoided by a prophylactic implantation of a biological mesh. In a prospective randomized clinical study, patients electively treated by open AAA ...
Modi Amit A Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, UK - - 2014
To evaluate postoperative hemodynamic gradients and early outcomes of aortic valve replacement with the Trifecta bioprosthesis. Between 2011 and 2013, 400 patients underwent aortic valve replacement with a Trifecta bioprosthesis. Gradients were calculated by transthoracic echocardiography before discharge. Data were collected retrospectively; patients with postoperative severe left ventricular dysfunction or > mild ...
Lee Byung Joo BJ Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea Seoul Artificial Eye Center, Seoul National University Hospital Clinical Research Institute, Seoul, - - 2014
To compare preoperative and postoperative distance deviation angle in recurrent exotropes, and to determine factors associated with large-angle recurrent exotropia. In recurrent exotropes who were followed-up more than 2 years postoperatively, the largest angle after recurrence (LAAR) was compared with the preoperative deviation angle (PA). Patients were classified into those who ...
Sümnig Ariane A Institute of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, University Medicine, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald, Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Medicine, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald, Department of Internal Medicine A, University Medicine, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of - - 2014
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) were recently introduced and are being increasingly prescribed. Most DOACs alter the values of traditional coagulation tests, such as the international normalized ratio (INR) or the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). Although vitamin K antagonists raise the INR value to an extent that mirrors their anticoagulant ...
Scali Salvatore T ST Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. Electronic address: - - 2014
"Chimney" techniques used to extend landing zones for endovascular aortic repair (chEVAR) have been increasingly reported; however, concerns about durability and patency remain. The purpose of this analysis was to examine midterm outcomes of chEVAR. All patients at the University of Florida treated with chEVAR were reviewed. Major adverse events ...
Liu Yidong - - 2014
Anterior urethral stricture remains a great challenge. We reported our clinical technique and results by using inlay dorsal buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty for repair of anterior urethral stricture. From January 2005 to July 2008, 87 male patients (range from 9 to 72 years old) with anterior urethral stricture have been ...
Price G C GC Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, St Johns Hospital, Livingston, UK; Department of Critical Care, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, - - 2014
We studied the performance of the LMA Supreme against a cuffed tracheal tube, our standard method of airway control during percutaneous tracheostomy, in 50 consecutive patients from three general critical care units. The primary outcome measure was adequacy of ventilation calculated as the difference in arterial carbon dioxide tension before ...
Minko P P Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Saarland Homburg, Kirrberger Straße, 66421, Homburg/Saar, Germany, - - 2014
To investigate the 3-year outcome of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and heavily calcified stenotic lesions of the superficial femoral artery after directional atherectomy. Fifty-three patients (mean age 67 ± 10 years; 18 females, 35 males, TASC B and C, mean lesion length 7.9 ± 3.5 cm) with PAD (Rutherford 2-6) were enrolled into this ...
Saad Wael E A WE Department of Radiology, Division of Vascular Interventional Radiology, University of Virginia Health System, 1215 Lee Street, PO Box 800170, Charlottesville, VA, 22908, USA, - - 2014
It is unknown whether spontaneous gastrorenal shunts actually develop in the pediatric population. The minimum age documented in studies from Asia is 32 (range 32-44) years. This study describes three pediatric patients undergoing balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for bleeding gastric varices with two of the three patients undergoing combined ...
Lee Hahn-Ey HE Department of Urology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Seoul, South - - 2014
Few reports discuss post-pubertal renal complications after pyeloplasty. We analyzed long-term complications, such as decreased renal function (RF) measured by serum creatinine (SCr), hypertension (HTN), or proteinuria (protU) following pediatric pyeloplasty. We retrospectively investigated 257 patients who underwent dismembered pyeloplasty due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction from January 1986 to December ...
Kim David D Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 - - 2014
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is regarded as a risk factor for perioperative complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. The objective of this retrospective case-control study was to evaluate the adverse outcomes of pulmonary hypertension patients undergoing elective unilateral hip replacements. We performed a retrospective case-control study of total hip replacement patients ...
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