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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 ...
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, ─░zmir, 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 ...
Tabata Minoru M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Artificial chordal replacement has been shown to be effective and durable, with numerous techniques reported. However, the outcomes of each technique have remained poorly defined. We report the long-term outcomes of the tourniquet technique. We reviewed the data from 700 patients who had undergone mitral valve repair with the tourniquet ...
Freyrie A A Vascular Surgery, Policlinico S. Orsola Malpighi Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy - - - 2014
To evaluate early and 3-years results of the endovascular repair(EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm(AAA) using the AnacondaTMendograft in patients with severe proximal aortic neck angle. A retrospective analysis of the AnacondaTM Italian Registry was carried out. Two patient's groups were identified according to the presence of a severe (Group A, ...
Joshi Vijay V Trent Cardiac Centre, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, - - 2014
We describe a cluster of early valve degeneration (EVD) in a series of 281 Mitroflow valves implanted during 1999-2013. Patients with EVD were identified as having symptomatic stenosis or regurgitation within 6 years of implantation leading to reoperation. Freedom from reoperation was estimated by Kaplan-Meier actuarial analysis. Patient and valve ...
Ghavidel Alireza Alizadeh AA Heart Valve Disease Research Center, Rajaei Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Posterior root enlargement provides the implantation of suitable-sized prosthetic valves in patients with a small aortic root. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term results of posterior root enlargement in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. Between 1997 and 2011, 103 patients with a small aortic annulus (indexed ...
Zhang Fan F Department of Urology, China Rehabilitation Research Center, Rehabilitation College of Capital Medical - - 2014
Bladder augmentation with enterocystoplasty is the gold standard therapy for neurogenic bladder (NB). The presence of gastrointestinal segments in the urinary tract has been associated with many complications. We investigated an alternative approach using a small intestinal submucosa (SIS) as scaffold for reconstruction. We selected eight candidates with poor bladder ...
Tanawuttiwat Tanyanan T Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2014
A 49-year-old man with hypertension was found to have an irregular heart rhythm during preoperative evaluation for kidney stone. The patient also noted fatigue, neck throbbing and dyspnea on exertion for 6-8 months. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Ren Chunpeng C Department of Orthopedics, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 37 Guoxue Rd, Chengdu, 610041, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
This study aimed to compare efficacy, safety, and cost between staged vertebral column resection (VCR) and anterior release with internal distraction in treating severe and rigid idiopathic scoliosis. We examined the records of 43 patients with severe and rigid idiopathic scoliosis treated in our hospital. Group A included 26 patients ...
Capozza Nicola N Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Department Nephrology-Urology, Piazza S. Onofrio, 4, Rome, Italy, 00165, +390668592402, +390668592849 ; - - 2014
The management of primary obstructive megaureter (POM) is usually conservative, at least in the first year of life. Nevertheless, in high grade POMs with increasing dilation, obstructive patterns found at renography or cases involving decreased renal function there is a clear indication for surgery. From January 2009 to March 2013, ...
Bhat Deepti P DP Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Carmen and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, - - 2014
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in children can be successfully terminated using catheter ablation techniques; however, chronic, true success may be less. Sensed tachycardia (ST) is common following ablation and the differentiation from true arrhythmia recurrences can be challenging. Records of all patients ≤18 years who underwent successful ablation for simple forms ...
Meyers Kevin E KE The Children Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;, †Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, ‡Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2014
A 13-year-old girl presented with proteinuria and acute kidney failure. She was born at full term via cesarean delivery (due to nuchal cord), but there were no other prenatal or perinatal complications. In early childhood the patient had two hospitalizations at ages 4.5 and 9 years, respectively, the latter for ...
Willenborg Katie L KL Department of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, - - 2014
Thromboembolic complications such as systemic embolization and valve thrombosis are a major concern early after mechanical valve replacement; however, the benefit of anticoagulation must be weighed against the risk of early postoperative bleeding complications. Thromboembolic risk is also higher in the early postoperative period (less than  6 mo) compared with the ...
Malhotra Amber A Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, - - 2014
The TTK Chitra heart valve has been developed and widely used in India. This study aimed to evaluate its hemodynamics, complications, and event-free survival in comparison with other commonly used prosthetic valves. The role of color Doppler echocardiography in the follow-up of patients with prosthetic valves was also studied. Two ...
Saczkowski Richard R Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, - - 2014
Repair and preservation of the aortic valve in Type A aortic dissection (AAD) remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis of outcomes for aortic valve (AV) repair and preservation in AAD focusing on long-term valve-related events. Structured searches were performed in Embase (1980-2013) and PubMed (1966-2013) for studies reporting AV repair ...
Yazdanbakhsh Aria P AP Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, - - 2014
To evaluate long-term results of tracheoplasty using autologous pericardial patch and strips of costal cartilage for relieving severe long-segment tracheal stenosis. Data were collected retrospectively by clinical chart review. Between 1995 and 2013, 21 patients underwent tracheoplasty. Follow-up was performed by outpatient chart review; otherwise, referring physicians and parents were ...
Yamamoto Natsuo N Department of Infection Control, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The efficacy of 1% chlorhexidine-gluconate ethanol and 10% povidone-iodine for skin antisepsis of central venous catheter (CVC) sites were compared among hematology patients. The CVC site colonization rates of those groups were 11.9% and 29.2%, respectively, and the catheter-associated blood stream infections were 0.75 and 3.62 per 1,000 catheter-days, respectively. ...
Yong Matthew S MS Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; University of Melbourne, Melbourne, - - 2014
Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is associated with aneurysmal dilatation of the pulmonary arteries and compression of the tracheobronchial tree and may lead to significant respiratory compromise. We describe the outcomes of surgical correction of absent pulmonary valve syndrome and risk factors for mortality and reoperation. A review of 52 patients ...
Broggi E E Urology Department, CHRU de Tours, Tours, - - 2014
Objective: Photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) is becoming a surgical treatment alternative of transurethral resection of the prostate for male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). We evaluated the outcome and postoperative complications of PVP performed by 80-W KTP and 120-W HPS GreenLight lasers ...
Mosala Nezhad Zahra Z Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Université Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, - - 2014
To analyse the long-term outcomes of aortic valve (AV) repair with biological patch in patient with non-rheumatic valve disease. From 1995 to 2011, 554 patients underwent elective (AV) repair; among them, 57 (mean age 45 ± 17 years) had cusp restoration using patch for non-rheumatic valve disease. Seven (12%) patients ...
Minakata Kenji K Kyoto University Graduate School of - - 2014
Background: According to the Japanese Circulation Society guidelines, a bioprosthesis is recommended for aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients aged ≥65 years who have no risk factors for thromboembolism. There are few data, however, regarding the actual durability of bioprosthetic valves in Japanese patients. The purpose of this study was to ...
Yamada Takeshi T Department of Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Billiary-Pancreatic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The effects of mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) on morbidity (e.g., anastomotic leakage and surgical site infection) have been evaluated. Its effect on early recovery after surgery has drawn renewed attention, and its use is discouraged in the postsurgical management of enhanced recovery. However, most surgeons in Japan prefer polyethylene glycol ...
Vitanova Keti K Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Centre Munich at the Technical University, Munich, - - 2014
Reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) with a conduit in patients below 1 year of age remains a matter of concern due to limited availability and durability of conduits. We sought to analyse the freedom from conduit exchange in this subgroup of patients by comparing different conduits. Data ...
Sugimoto Ai A Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Children's Hospital, Shizuoka, - - 2014
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a common risk factor for valve-related problems and occurs more frequently in patients with an interrupted aortic arch (IAA) or coarctation of the aorta (CoA), combined with a ventricular septal defect (VSD), than in the general population. We have been using conventional repair for patients ...
Wartman Sarah M SM Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Keck Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. Electronic address: - - 2014
Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative guidelines recommend permanent access in dialysis patients aged 0 to 19 years who weigh >20 kg and are unlikely to receive a transplant within 1 year. Unfortunately, >80% of these patients currently receive dialysis through a permanent catheter and are exposed to the associated risks and shortcomings. With ...
Takigawa Masateru M 1Cardiovascular Center, Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital, Yokosuka & Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, - - 2014
-Although catheter ablation (CA) is a standard treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF), its long-term efficacy remains unclear. This study aimed to elucidate the incidences of AF-recurrence and of progression from paroxysmal to persistent AF, after CA, in paroxysmal AF (PAF) patients. -We examined the incidence of AF-recurrence and AF-progression in ...
Ravens Philippa A PA Small Animal Specialist Hospital, Level 1, 1 Richardson Place, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, - - 2014
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is recognized as a common cause of pruritus in cats, but it remains incompletely characterized. The aim of the study was to evaluate cases of confirmed feline AD. Fourty-five cats from a dermatology referral practice (2001-2012). A retrospective case record review was carried out using strict diagnostic ...
Ahmed Magdy R MR Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Suez Canal University, Egypt. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess whether immediate (0h), intermediate (after 6h) or delayed (after 24h) removal of an indwelling urinary catheter after uncomplicated abdominal hysterectomy can affect the rate of re-catheterization due to urinary retention, rate of urinary tract infection, ambulation time and length of hospital stay. Prospective randomized controlled trial conducted at ...
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