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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 ...
Miceli Antonio A Cardiothoracic Department, Fondazione Toscana G. Monasterio, Massa, Italy; Bristol Heart Institute, Klinikum Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of our study was to evaluate the early outcomes and 1-year survival of patients undergoing minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with the Perceval S sutureless valve for severe aortic stenosis. From March 2010 to March 2013, 281 high-risk patients underwent minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with the Perceval ...
Oztürk Ersin E Uludag University School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Bursa, - - 2014
Lasers are used to treat various types of diseases, including fistula-in-ano. Until recently, the lasers used for this procedure radiated linear energy. To assess the short-term outcomes of patients undergoing ablation of fistula in-ano tract using a new laser that radiates circumferential energy. This study was approved by the local ...
Ouyang Chu-Jun CJ Department of Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, - - 2014
We aimed to prospectively compare the incidence of catheter-related complications and catheter survival for straight (SCs) and coiled (CCs) Tenckhoff catheters in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. ♢ METHODS: This open prospective randomized trial recruited 189 PD patients with end-stage renal disease from the department of nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital ...
Luo Chao-Bao CB Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Radiology, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Radiology, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: - - 2014
Transarterial embolization of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) is usually associated with inadequate embolization. The purpose of this study was to report our experience of transarterial Onyx embolization of intracranial DAVFs with an emphasis on treatment outcome with this new embolic agent in different types of DAVFs. In the past ...
Gosev Igor I From the Division of Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate short- and long-term morbidity and mortality in patients with aortic valve disease who had minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (AVR) through upper hemisternotomy. From July 1996 to June 2012, a total of 1639 patients underwent minimally invasive aortic valve surgery (AVR). Patient ...
Baumgarten Adam S AS Department of Urology, University of South Florida and Department of Genitourinary Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fl, - - 2014
Introduction: The limitations of traditional ureteral stents in patients with deficiencies in ureteral drainage have resulted in frequent stent exchanges. The implementation of metallic stents was introduced to improve the patency rates of patients with chronic upper urinary tract obstruction, obviating the need for frequent stent exchanges. We report our ...
Adademir Taylan T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kartal Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
Objective: We have retrospectively analyzed the results of the operations made for aortic valve endocarditis in a single center in 26 years. Methods: From June 1985 to January 2011, 174 patients were operated for aortic valve endocarditis. One hundred and thirty-eight (79.3%) patients were male and the mean age was ...
Murashita Takashi T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, - - 2014
Purpose: We investigated the long-term outcomes of suture/ring tricuspid valve annuloplasty for functional tricuspid regurgitation associated with degenerative mitral regurgitation.Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent flexible ring tricuspid valve annuloplasty (n = 120) or suture tricuspid valve annuloplasty (n = 42) for functional tricuspid regurgitation concomitant with surgery for ...
Tlaskal Tomas T Children's Heart Centre, University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech - - 2014
We sought to determine the prevalence, morphology, surgical methods and results of surgery for left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) associated with atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD). Correction of AVSD was performed in 615 patients. Twenty-three (3.7%) patients with LVOTO were identified. Sixteen (70%) of them had partial and 7 (30%) ...
Kaushik Jaya Shankar JS Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2014
Neurological manifestations of elapid snakebites include neuromuscular paralysis and cerebrovascular complications. Autonomic manifestations are observed in almost two third of patients following moderate to severe envenomation. A 10-year-old boy presented with acute onset flaccid quadriparesis with encephalopathy, cranial neuropathy, and respiratory failure after bite of a common Indian krait. He ...
Tollens Tim T Department of General Surgery Imelda Hospital Bonheiden, - - 2014
Primary ventral and even small incisional hernias have historically been repaired by primary closure; however, data proves that use of mesh can significantly reduce hernia recurrence. Here we report clinical outcomes at one year using the International Hernia Mesh Registry following the use of a three-dimensional tissue-separating mesh device (Proceed ...
Kang Ki-Woon KW Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of - - 2014
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) changes cardiac autonomic nerve activity. However, the long-term effect of RFCA has not yet been evaluated when an open irrigation tip catheter (OITC) was used. Therefore, we hypothesized that AF ablation changes heart rate variability (HRV) that would be maintained over 1 ...
Kalfa David D Division of Cardiac Surgery, Quebec Heart and Lung University Hospital, Quebec City, Quebec, - - 2014
The optimal prosthesis option for aortic valve replacement in adult patients <60 years of age with severe aortic stenosis (AS) remains controversial. The objective was to determine the long-term outcomes of the Ross procedure in this population. Between 1990 and 2013, 276 patients aged 18 years and above (mean 40.3 ...
Kalfa David D Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, Marie Lannelongue Hospital, University Paris Sud, Centre de Référence Nationale des Malformations Cardiaques Congénitales Complexes, "M3C," Le Plessis-Robinson, - - 2014
Surgical management of mitral regurgitation (MR) in children remains a challenge because of the heterogeneity of the anatomy, growth potential, and necessity to avoid valve replacement. Our objective was to assess the functional outcomes and prognostic factors of a standardized strategy of mitral valve (MV) repair for children with MR. ...
McKenzie E Dean ED Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex; Department of Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Tex. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients with right heart obstructive lesions develop residual or recurrent right ventricle outflow tract pathology as a result of native or implanted pulmonary valve (PV) dysfunction. Until recently, the standard of care has been surgical placement of a PV or valved right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. Catheter-based options are ...
Watkins A Claire AC Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2014
Only 40% of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cardiac surgery are treated with surgical AF correction. We prospectively studied endocardial cryoablation of the Cox-maze III lesion set following prespecified rhythm assessment with outpatient telemetry. Between 2007 and 2011, 136 patients underwent surgical AF correction using an argon-powered cryoablation device. ...
Tamura Tetsuo T Tokyo Metropolitan Agriculture and Forestry Research - - 2014
This study proposed a modified procedure, using a small balloon catheter (SB catheter, 45 ml), for reducing bladder damage in cows. Holstein cows and the following catheters were prepared: smaller balloon catheter (XSB catheter; 30 ml), SB catheter and standard balloon catheter (NB catheter; 70 ml, as the commonly used, ...
Costa Francisco Diniz Affonso da FD Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of Santa Casa de Curitiba - PUCPR, Curitiba, - - 2014
The purpose of the study was to assess the 18-year outcome of the Ross operation (RO), with emphasis on survival, reoperations, and late function of the pulmonary autografts (PAs) and the right-sided pulmonary allografts. Between May 1995 to July 2013, 414 patients with a mean age (mean ± standard deviation) ...
Misfeld Martin M Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center Leipzig, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the influence of silent and symptomatic cerebral embolism on outcome of urgent/emergent surgery after acute infective endocarditis (AIE). From a total of 1571 patients with AIE admitted to our institution between May 1995 and March 2012 about one-quarter (375 patients; mean age, 61.8 ± 13.6 years) presented with ...
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 ...
Bourguignon Thierry T Department of Cardiac Surgery, Trousseau University Hospital, Tours, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the very-long-term results of the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial bioprosthesis in the mitral position. From 1984 to 2011, 450 Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT pericardial mitral bioprostheses were implanted in 404 consecutive patients (mean age, 68 years; 53% female). Patients undergoing multiple valve replacements were excluded. ...
Matsumura Koichiro K Program in Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Objectives To assess the effective closure rate among devices used for transcatheter PFO closure, and to discuss the management of patients with large residual shunts. Background Several devices are used off-label for transcatheter closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in the United States. The rate of residual shunting after ...
Terjesen Terje T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (T.T. and J.H.) and Department of Radiology (R.B.G.), Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, NO-0027 Oslo, Norway. E-mail address for T. Terjesen: - - 2014
There is little knowledge concerning outcomes for middle-aged adults who were treated for late-detected developmental dislocation of the hip. The aims of this retrospective study were to evaluate the fifty-year clinical and radiographic results after closed reduction and to identify prognostic factors. Seventy-one patients (ninety hips) with late-detected hip dislocation ...
Benkirane Ahmed A Department of Urology, University of Lille Nord de France, Lille, - - 2014
To assess the outcomes of inferior vena cava replacement with polytetrafluoroethylene expanded prosthesis in patients with renal cell carcinoma and caval thrombosis. All patients who underwent radical nephrectomy with inferior vena cava replacement by polytetrafluoroethylene expanded prosthesis for renal cancer associated with inferior vena cava thrombosis and a suspicion of ...
Thorner Daniel A DA Department of Urology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Institute for Bladder and Prostate Research, New York, - - 2014
To report surgical outcomes in patients with impaired detrusor contractility (IDC) treated with reduction cystoplasty (RC). This was a retrospective study of consecutive patients with IDC who underwent RC. IDC was defined as a bladder contractility index of <100 and/or a detrusor contraction of insufficient duration resulting in a postvoid residual ...
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