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Ruyssen-Witrand Adeline A UMR 1027, INSERM, Toulouse, - - 2014
Using data for patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from the ESPOIR cohort, we aimed to evaluate the impact of remission versus low disease activity (LDA) by the Simple Disease Activity Index (SDAI) at 1 year on 3-year structural damage assessed by the modified Sharp-van der Heijde total score (mTSS) ...
McCarthy Eoghan E Department of Interventional Radiology, St James's Hospital and Trinity College, Dublin, - - 2014
Traditionally double J ureteric stents have been removed and replaced via cystoscopy. Fluoroscopically guided procedures for the removal/replacement of stents using endovascular snare devices have previously been described as a successful alternative. To evaluate the technical and clinical success of fluoroscopically guided transurethral removal and/or replacement of ureteric stents in ...
Byrd J W Thomas JW Nashville Sports Medicine Foundation, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess the results and outcomes of primary repair of the torn acetabular labrum. All patients undergoing hip arthroscopy are prospectively assessed solely with the modified Harris Hip Score, which is an outcomes tool. Over a 4-year period, 37 patients (38 hips) underwent primary ...
Ravnihar Klemen K Orthopedic Hospital Valdoltra, Ankaran, - - 2014
To evaluate the hypothetical toxic effect of local anesthetics on the articular cartilage using patient data from autologous chondrocyte cultivation with different anesthesia types used for arthroscopic cartilage biopsy specimen procurement. A retrospective analysis of patient data from the national autologous chondrocyte implantation registry and the corresponding hospital records was ...
Patel N P NP Department of Anaesthesia, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, - - 2014
We have compared fetal heart rate patterns, Apgar scores and umbilical cord gas values following initiation of labour analgesia using either combined spinal-epidural or epidural. One hundred and fifteen healthy women requesting neuraxial analgesia in the first stage of labour were randomly assigned to receive either combined spinal-epidural (n = 62) or ...
Lee Tae Kil TK Department of Radiology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 250 Seongsanno, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Korea. - - 2014
Objectives- The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate the usefulness of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography of the pancreas for predicting postoperative pancreatic fistula occurrence after pancreatic resection. Methods- Twenty-five patients underwent ARFI elastography of the pancreas before pancreatic resection (11 men and 14 women; mean age, ...
Prifti Edvin E Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Center of Tirana, Tirana, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome in a series of patients with Ebstein's anomaly and a failing right ventricle (RV) undergoing tricuspid valve (TV) repair and bidirectional Glenn cavopulmonary anastomosis (BDG). Between January 2006 and September 2013, 11 consecutive patients diagnosed with severe forms of Ebstein's ...
Adelani M A MA Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 660 South Euclid, Campus Box 8233, Saint Louis, 63110, - - 2014
Haematomas, drainage, and other non-infectious wound complications following total knee replacement (TKR) have been associated with long-term sequelae, in particular, deep infection. However, the impact of these wound complications on clinical outcome is unknown. This study compares results in 15 patients re-admitted for wound complications within 90 days of TKR ...
Chronopoulos Efstathios - - 2014
Adrenal hemorrhage (AH) is a rare but serious condition that is often diagnosed at autopsy. Unilateral adrenal hemorrhage (UAH) in adults is extremely rare and is often due to trauma or anticoagulation or is associated with systemic illness. The case of a 73-year-old man who was diagnosed with UAH several ...
Yıldırım Ayşe A Clinics of Pediatric Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu Training and Research Heart Hospital; İstanbul-Turkey. - - 2014
To investigate preoperative and postoperative blood levels of soluble intercellular and vascular cell adhesion molecules (sICAM-1, sVCAM-1) in patients with and without pulmonary hypertension (PAH) due to congenital heart disease and left to right (L-R) shunt and to determine whether these molecules can be used as reliable prognostic markers of ...
Kim Jae Heon JH Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
Ureteral stents have been used for maintaining luminal patency in ureteral obstruction, including cases of malignant ureteral obstruction due to pelvic malignancy, since the late 1970s (1). Due to migration, encrustation, obstruction, and infection, these ureteral stents have to be removed or exchanged within 4-6 months of the initial placement ...
Imaizumi Toshio T Department of Neurosurgery, Kushiro City General Hospital, Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
White matter lesions (WML) have been reported to be a surrogate marker of stroke occurrences. To investigate the recurrent stroke types associated with WML, we prospectively observed recurrences in stroke patients. We prospectively analyzed the types of stroke recurrence in 807 patients (351 women, 69.8 ± 12.0 years old) consecutively admitted ...
Zhang Zhensheng Z Department of Urology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, P. R. - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of solifenacin in the management of irritative symptoms after transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBTs) with subsequent intravesical chemotherapy. A total of 116 patients undergoing TURBT were randomly allocated into 2 groups, 58 patients in each group. Group 1 patients received solifenacin 5 mg, 6 hours ...
Brooks Dennis E DE University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term visual outcome of phacoemulsification lens extraction surgery in foals and horses and identify any unique postoperative complications that affect the visual outcome. This is a retrospective medical records study of phacoemulsification cataract surgery in 95 foals and horses from 1990 to 2013. Cataracts were removed by ...
Rylski Bartosz B Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Data on acute type A aortic dissection in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) syndrome are limited. This investigation evaluated the clinical details in patients with type A dissection stratified according to aortic valve morphology. Between 1993 and 2013, 629 patients (median age 61 years [50; 73], 64% men) underwent ...
Viteri-Ramírez G G Servicio de Radiología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and patency of self-expanding stents to treat hepatic venous outflow obstruction after orthotopic liver transplantation. To evaluate differences in the response between patients with early obstruction and patients with late obstruction. This is a retrospective analysis of 16 patients with hepatic venous outflow obstruction after liver ...
Agah Shahram S Colorectal Research Center, Rasool-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, - - 2014
About 10 % of cirrhotic patients are unresponsive to sodium restriction and diuretics and develop refractory ascites. Such patients usually require recurrent large-volume paracentesis and lots of hospital admissions. Hereby, we introduce a method applying a central vein (CV) catheter for large-volume paracentesis in patients with refractory ascites in up to ...
Leung Wai K WK Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong - - 2014
OBJECTIVES:The benefits of narrow band imaging (NBI) on enhancing colorectal adenoma detection remain questionable. We tested whether the new generation of NBI (190-NBI), which is twice as bright as the previous version, would improve adenoma detection when compared with high-definition white light (HD-WL) colonoscopy.METHODS:It was a randomized controlled trial with ...
Saleeb Susan F SF Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Experience with aortic valve replacement (AVR) using current-generation pericardial bioprostheses in young patients is limited. The death of a child with accelerated bioprosthetic aortic stenosis prompted enhanced surveillance of all such patients at our institution. We reviewed records of 27 patients who had undergone AVR (median follow-up 13.7 months) with ...
Pisters Andrew L AL Department of Urology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the rate of parastomal hernia in patients undergoing anterior fascial fixation of the ileal conduit with that in patients without fascial fixation. Limited data exist on whether anterior fascial fixation of the ileal conduit impacts the rate of parastomal hernia. A total of 496 consecutive patients undergoing radical ...
Lieberman David D Division of Gastroenterology, Oregon Health & Science University. Electronic address: - - 2014
Guidelines recommend a 10 year interval between screening colonoscopies with negative results for average-risk individuals. However, many patients are examined at shorter intervals. We investigated outcomes of individuals with no polyps who had repeat colonoscopy in less than 10 years. Data were collected using the National Endoscopic Database, from 69 ...
Murashita Takashi T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, - - 2014
Purpose: The aim of this study is to elucidate the impact of preoperative and postoperative pulmonary hypertension (PH) on long-term clinical outcomes after mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation.Methods: A total of 654 patients who underwent mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation between 1991 and 2010 were retrospectively ...
Luehr Maximilian M Department of Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig Heart Centre, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, - - 2014
Severe complications after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), such as secondary aorto-oesophageal (AOF) or aorto-bronchial fistulae (ABF), are most likely under-reported; however, once detected, emergent surgery becomes necessary. Between June 2002 and September 2013, 10 (2.6%) of 374 patients (8 males; mean age 68 years, range: 49-77) were admitted with ...
Chikamori Fumio F Departments of *Surgery †Internal Medicine, Kuniyoshi Hospital, Kochi, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the short-term effects of new transjugular retrograde obliteration (TJO) without the use of ethanolamine oleate for gastric varices with a gastrorenal shunt. Ten patients with gastric varices and a gastrorenal shunt were included in this study. Through the right internal jugular vein, ...
Anwar Ahmed Zaki Mohamed AZ Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, El-Minia University, El-Minia, - - 2014
To describe our experience performing the modified penile disassembly technique for boys with epispadias and for those undergoing complete primary repair of exstrophy. Between January 2004 and July 2009, 34 boys underwent the modified penile disassembly technique at our institution. The first group included 15 boys with bladder exstrophy who ...
Bezuhly Michael - - 2014
Nasal stents are frequently used to maintain corrected nostril shape following primary cleft lip and nasal repair. Various stents have been described, but they are often cumbersome to generate, expensive, or difficult to retain. The author describes a rapid, effective, and inexpensive alternative to previously described commercially available or molded ...
Gelman Joel J Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To describe our 14-year experience with a 1-stage tissue transfer urethroplasty technique. Eighteen patients underwent reconstruction with circumferential buccal grafting. All patients had anterior urethral strictures that included segments of total or near-total obliteration not amenable to excisional or augmented anastomotic repair and intact corpus spongiosum that could serve as ...
Heidari Kamran K Department of Emergency Medicine, Shohadaye-Haftom Tir Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
We aimed to compare the effectiveness of immobilization in abduction and external rotation vs immobilization in adduction and internal rotation after primary anterior dislocation of the shoulder. The study randomized 102 patients (age range, 15-55 years) with the diagnosis of primary anterior dislocation of the shoulder to receive immobilization in ...
Dellis Athanasios E AE 2nd Department of Surgery, Aretaieion Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, - - 2014
Objective: To report continence and urodynamic findings after radical cystectomy and urinary diversion with modified S-ileal neobladder between January 1993 and January 2013. Patients and Methods: 181 patients were enrolled. Continence status, reservoir sensation, compliance, capacity and activity were assessed. Results: Daytime continence was reported by 88.0, 98.4 and 99.2%, ...
Ruzmetov Mark M Children's Hospital of Illinois, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, Illinois. Electronic address: - - 2014
Autograft dilatation (AD) and aortic insufficiency (AI) after the Ross procedure are the most common causes of late autograft failure. The purpose of this study was to examine the results of valve-sparing root replacement (modified David) and composite root replacement. We performed a retrospective review of all children (n = 78) ...
van Diepen Anouk T AT Division of Nephrology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, - - 2014
Little or no evidence is available on the impact of the first peritonitis episode on peritoneal transport characteristics. The objective of this study was to investigate the importance of the very first peritonitis episode and distinguish its effect from the natural course by comparison of peritoneal transport before and after ...
Allemang Matthew T MT Division of Vascular Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, - - 2014
To estimate patency of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) and grafts (AVGs) for dialysis access. Records of all adult patients who had a dialysis access placed from January 2008 to June 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 494 patients with 655 accesses (390 AVFs, 265 AVGs) were examined. We found that ...
Sharifiaghdas Farzaneh F Shahid Labbafinejad Medical Center, Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. Electronic address: - - 2014
Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of single endoscopic injection of Vantris in young girls affected by primary vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) at more than 2 years of prospective follow-up. Over the last 4 years, 73 girls with primary VUR of grades (G) I-IV underwent a single endoscopic ...
Rochlin Danielle H DH Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md. Electronic address: - - 2014
Because of the small numbers of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) patients treated with bilateral first rib resection and scalenectomy (FRRS), this patient subset has not been well studied. We examined a large cohort of TOS patients who underwent bilateral FRRS to evaluate patient characteristics and outcomes. Patients treated with bilateral ...
Englberger Lars L Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Sutureless valves are designed to facilitate surgical implantation, including less-invasive techniques in aortic valve replacement, by maintaining surgical precision of implantation compared with transcatheter techniques. Long-term clinical experience with sutureless valves is lacking. We report the 5-year follow-up results of an international, prospective, multicenter study evaluating the clinical performance and ...
Kim E Y EY Department of Radiology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, South - - 2014
To evaluate the outcomes of angioplasty of the communicating veins when superficial veins of the upper arm were almost totally obliterated in haemodialysis patients. Twenty-one angioplasties of the communicating veins that were performed for failing haemodialysis fistulas in patients with almost totally obliterated superficial veins of the upper arm from ...
Zhu Mingli M Renal Division, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, - - 2014
The aim was to identify the risk factors of long-term vascular access complications. The study cohort consisted of 239 incident hemodialysis (HD) patients from 1998 to 2010 in a single center. Among these patients, 59.8% had initially been dialyzing with a temporary catheter. Within 3 months after starting dialysis, all ...
Veselka Josef J Department of Cardiology, Second Medical School, Charles University, University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic. Electronic address: - - 2014
The long-term efficacy and safety of alcohol septal ablation (ASA) has recently been demonstrated. However, there is still debate about the outcome of younger patients who should be treated using myectomy, according to American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guidelines. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...
Lipka Seth S Department of Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, - - 2014
Despite the vast focus of research in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), the natural history of untreated EoE remains undefined. Current expert consensus panels are calling for natural history studies to define long-term risks, adverse events, and progression of the disease. To address the natural course and long-term adverse events of EoE. ...
Kim Jinoo J 1 Department of Radiology, Ajou University School of Medicine, 164 Worldcup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 443-721, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to assess the technical and clinical outcomes of metallic stent placement in strictures and fistulas involving the carina. MATERIAL AND METHODS. We performed a retrospective analysis of patients who had undergone stenting for disease involving the carina. We initially reviewed the symptoms, underlying ...
Lübbert Christoph C Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Rheumatology, Leipzig University Hospital, Leipzig, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The natural progress of intestinal colonization with Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-2-producing K pneumoniae (KPC-2-KP) is almost unknown. After a large, single-center outbreak of KPC-2-KP, we analyzed carrier prevalence through retrospective and prospective investigation of intestinal KPC-2-KP carriage 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years after acquisition, defined as ...
Powell J J Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, - - 2014
Background: In recent practice, we have used tissue transfer (pedicled or free flap) to augment the pharyngeal circumference of the neopharynx following salvage total laryngectomy, even in patients who have sufficient pharyngeal mucosa for primary closure. In this study, the rates of pharyngocutaneous fistula were compared in soft tissue flap ...
Sharma Nitin N Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2014
Extrahepatic portal venous obstruction (EHPVO) is the most common cause of pediatric portal hypertension. We analyzed the investigative protocol and results of portosystemic shunts in this group of patients. A total of 40 consecutive children aged below 12 years operated with a diagnosis of extra-hepatic portal hypertension formed the study ...
Singh A A Department Of Orthopaedics, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, - - 2014
PURPOSE. To report 22 patients who underwent repair of compound Achilles tendon ruptures with peroneus brevis tendon augmentation. METHODS. Records of 6 women and 19 men aged 21 to 42 (mean, 28) years who underwent repair of compound Achilles tendon ruptures with peroneus brevis tendon augmentation were reviewed. All the ...
Das B C BC Dr Bidhan Chandra Das, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka, - - 2014
This study was undertaken to assess the efficacy of delayed primary closure in prevention of postoperative wound infection in patients with obstructive jaundice and septic abdomen. Here analyzed 93 patients retrospectively who underwent surgery in hepato-biliary-pancreatic unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2011 to June ...
Ahmed S S Dr Shaker Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Mymensingh Medical College (MMC), Mymensingh, - - 2014
Sinusitis is defined as a condition manifested by inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose & paranasal sinuses, fluid within this cavities and or underlying bone. Chronic rhinosinusitis is diagnosed by the presence of two or more of the following factors facial congestion/fullness, nasal obstruction, nasal discharge or discolored ...
Hu Qiu-Ming QM Department of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital of the Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to assess the efficacy of the long-term results after video-assisted pulmonary vein isolation and left atrial appendage excision for lone atrial fibrillation (AF) and to determine the most significant risk factors for the long-term results. From December 2006 to December 2012, 332 consecutive ...
Akay Mehmet Cemal MC Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ege University, Bornova, İzmir, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Previous studies of transpalatal distraction (TPD) have been based on dentoskeletal alterations of the jaws and nasal airway changes. The main aim of this study was to determine the effects of TPD on soft palate and pharyngeal airway dimensions and tongue posture. This was a retrospective cohort study. The sample ...
Chen Teresa K TK Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 301 Mason F. Lord Dr, Baltimore, MD - - 2014
Hematuria is considered a marker of active renal disease in ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis (ANCA-GN) with induction immunosuppression often continued until hematuria has resolved. We aim to determine whether longer hematuria duration is associated with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at 1 year. We conducted a retrospective study of 55 patients ...
Forcillo Jessica J Department of Cardiac Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute and Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
With improved durability of contemporary bioprostheses, surgeons are now recommending biologic valves in younger patients. However, long-term outcomes of patients younger than 60 years old undergoing biologic aortic valve implantation are not well known. From November 1991 to March 2011, 144 patients less than 60 years old underwent aortic valve ...
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