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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 ...
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 ...
Wassef Nancy Z K NZ Cardiology Department, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK, - - 2014
Troponin elevation is an independent risk factor for mortality, but the prognosis of patients with troponin elevation and non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) is unknown. Recent data have suggested an increased risk of mortality. This study was performed to further investigate the outcomes of troponin-positive patients with obstructive and non-obstructive ...
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 ...
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