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Tourchi Ali - - 2013
To represent our experience in the management of posterior urethral valves and concomitant vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). A total of 326 children with posterior urethral valve who had underwent valve ablation/bladder neck incision were studied, and those who had persistent VUR and were categorized under 3 main groups were followed up. ...
Li Bin - - 2013
The study aims to compare the efficacy in prevention of anastomotic complications using layer-to-layer mucosal valve technique versus circular stapled technique for esophagogastric intrathoracic anastomosis after resection for esophageal and gastric cardiac carcinoma. From January 2005 to December 2010, 136 patients received layer-to-layer mucosal valve technique (LM group), 219 received ...
Pecha Simon - - 2013
Concomitant surgical ablation is a safe and feasible procedure, recommended by the guidelines for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cardiac surgery. We performed a single-center data analysis to identify the predictors of rhythm outcome in such patients. From January 2003 to January 2012, 503 patients with persistent (n = 296, 58.8%) ...
Wilbring M - - 2013
Aim: Isolated mitral valve endocarditis (MVE) forms a particular subgroup within native infective valve endocarditis (NVE). We characterized this particular subgroup and analyzed the course of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Methods: Between 1997 and 2011, 474 patients underwent cardiac surgery at our institution for NVE treatment. Of these, 89 patients ...
Wu Zhong - - 2013
The aim of this study is to review the strategy of performing aortic valve replacement (AVR) by using the St. Jude Medical (SJM) Regent valve with a continuous suture technique in patients with a small aortic root. Forty-six patients with small aortic annulus underwent AVR by using 19 or 21 mm ...
Sawazaki Masaru - - 2013
Mitral annuloplasty is useful for treating degenerative mitral valve disease. Although the incidence of complications is low, prosthetic ring-related complications can occur. Hemolysis and mitral stenosis are serious complications requiring reoperation. Limited use of prosthetic material could decrease the risk for complications. Commissural annuloplasty has been reported by Kay and ...
Bach David S - - 2013
The Freestyle stentless aortic root bioprosthesis has excellent hemodynamics and durability through 10 years. The purpose of this report is to present clinical outcomes in a large multicenter cohort through 15 years. The multicenter evaluation of the Freestyle valve began in 1992 at 21 centers in North America and Europe. ...
Yamamoto Masanori - - 2013
Although transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been developing as an alternative treatment in elderly patients with high surgical risk, age-specific differences in clinical outcome have not been fully validated. Data were analyzed for 2,254 patients at least 80 years old who were enrolled between January 2010 and October 2011 in ...
Timsit Jean-François - - 2013
Rationale. When subclavian access is not possible, controversy exists for the choice of central-venous access in ICU patients, between the internal jugular and femoral sites. Methods. Using data of 2 multicenter studies, we compared femoral and internal jugular for the risks of catheter-related-bloodstream infection(CR-BSI), major-catheter-related infection(M-CRI) and catheter-tip colonization. We ...
van Samkar Gan - - 2013
Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) occurs frequently after pancreatic surgery. Recently a consensus definition of DGE was introduced, and this grading system is currently widely used. The aim of this study was to compare results of gastric emptying scintigraphy with the grade of DGE after pancreatic surgery. In 44 patients undergoing ...
Horiuchi Akira - - 2013
The bleeding risk after cold snare polypectomy in anticoagulated patients is not known. To compare the bleeding risk after cold snare polypectomy or conventional polypectomy for small colorectal polyps in anticoagulated patients. Prospective randomized controlled study. Municipal hospital in Japan. Anticoagulated patients with colorectal polyps up to 10 mm in diameter ...
El Hajj Ihab I - - 2013
Factors associated with successful endoscopic therapy with temporary stents for esophageal leaks, fistulae, and perforations (L/F/P) are not well known. To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and outcomes of esophageal stenting in these patients and identify factors associated with successful closure. Retrospective. Academic tertiary referral center. All patients with attempted stent ...
Santangeli Pasquale - - 2013
-Pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and atrial fibrillation (AF) has been reported to have satisfactory results at the mid and short-term follow-up. We determined the outcomes at the long-term follow-up of PVAI in these patients. -We enrolled 43 patients with HCM and AF (28% ...
Andreas Martin - - 2013
The Ross procedure offers several potential advantages in a young patient population. The widespread use of the procedure is still limited due to the technical challenge. Pulmonary homograft stenosis and autograft dilatation remain a matter of concern. We present the long-term outcome in a single center with special emphasis on ...
Chiu Philip Wai Yan - - 2013
Bleeding peptic ulcer remained an important cause of hospitalization worldwide. Primary endoscopic hemostasis achieved more than 90% of initial hemostasis for bleeding peptic ulcer. Recurrent bleeding amounted to 15% after therapeutic endoscopy, and rebleeding is an important risk factor to peptic ulcer related mortality. Routine second look endoscopy was one ...
Cai Mingyue - - 2013
To investigate the treatment and long-term outcome of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) after partial splenic embolization (PSE). From January 2006 to December 2011, 145 patients with hypersplenism caused by cirrhotic portal hypertension underwent PSE. In 11 cases, PVT was detected 13-42 days after PSE. Among the 11 patients, 5 underwent ...
Roggério Alessandra - - 2013
We searched for any relationship between Chlamydophilapneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9), and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 (TIMP-1) in aneurysmatic atherosclerotic lesions, and whether this relationship differed from that in atherosclerotic nonaneurysmatic lesions. Twenty-eight tissue samples paired by age and sex were grouped as follows: group 1 included ...
Girdauskas E - - 2013
Aim: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a very heterogeneous disorder and risk of aortic events in BAV may be influenced by phenotype of the disease. Correlation has been proposed between aortic dilatation patterns and functional status of the BAV (i.e., stenosis versus insufficiency). The aim of our study was to ...
Li Jian - - 2013
For most patients with severely ankylosed hips, traditional surgical approaches do not provide sufficient exposure during THAs. We report our experience with a combined anterior and posterior approach using a lateral incision for total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with severe, spontaneous bony hip ankylosis. Between January 2004 and December ...
Hardes J - - 2013
We evaluated the clinical results and complications after extra-articular resection of the distal femur and/or proximal tibia and reconstruction with a tumour endoprosthesis (MUTARS) in 59 patients (mean age 33 years (11 to 74)) with malignant bone or soft-tissue tumours. According to a Kaplan-Meier analysis, limb survival was 76% (95% confidence ...
Al-Hwiesh Abdullah K - - 2013
Insertion of the peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter by a nephrologist has been encouraged by several studies. The ultimate goal is to provide safe, timely, and effective catheter insertion without an unduly long wait time or delay. The success of PD depends partly on the ease of catheter insertion. We developed ...
Harmer Rebecca - - 2013
IT SUDDENLY dawned on me the other day that I have now been qualified for a whole year. From the moment I started as a healthcare assistant - while patiently waiting for my pin to come through - the time has gone so quickly.
Chula Domingos Candiota - - 2013
Percutaneous peritoneal catheter insertion can be performed by trained nephrologists. The objective of this study was to compare the outcome of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters percutaneous inserted with the traditional surgical technique. One hundred twenty-one PD catheters were placed in 121 stage-5 Chronic kidney disease patients using three techniques: percutaneous ...
Dong Yang - - 2013
Objective To compare the clinical effectiveness of fiberoptic bronchoscope(FOB)-guided intubation through the Cookgas intubating laryngeal airway(CILA)and the Fastrach intubating laryngeal mask airway(FT-LMA)in the management of anticipated difficult airways.Methods Sixty patients with all three difficult intubation criterion(thyromental distance<60 mm, interincisor distance<35 mm, and Mallampati class 3 or 4)undergoing elective plastic surgery ...
Eom Jung Seop JS Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2013
In patients with post-tuberculosis bronchial stenosis (PTBS), the severity of bronchial stenosis affects the restenosis rate after the silicone stent is removed. In PTBS patients with incomplete bronchial obstruction, who had a favorable prognosis, the timing of stent removal to ensure airway patency is not clear. We evaluated the time ...
Karadsheh Zeid Z Department of Medicine, Brockton Hospital, Brockton, - - 2013
Variceal bleeding is one of the most feared complications in patients with liver cirrhosis. It continues to be a leading cause of death among patients with liver cirrhosis. Although its prognosis has improved over the last several decades, it still carries substantial mortality. Preventing variceal bleeding has been extensively studied ...
Bajpai Minu M Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2013
To study the outcome of endoscopic hyaluronic acid/dextranomer injection in patients with vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR). Sixty-three children were evaluated with a median follow up of 18 months (12-55 months) before injecting hyaluronic acid/dextranomer in a total of 99 ureteric moieties. Median age at presentation was 24 months (6-72 months). Primary ...
Ozcan S S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, - - 2013
This study aimed to compare the results of one-and two-stage basilic vein transposition (BVT) in haemodialysis patients. This was a non-randomised, retrospective study between January 2007 and January 2012 on 96 patients who were diagnosed with end-stage renal failure (ESRF) (54 males, 42 females; mean age 43.6 ± 14 years) ...
Albuquerque Walton - - 2013
To evaluate the efficacy of complement by argon plasma coagulation to reduce the rate of residual or recurrent tumor after complete endoscopic piecemeal resection of large sessile colorectal adenomas. Inclusion criteria: patients with large sessile colorectal adenomas (e" 20 mm), without morphological signs of deep infiltration, submitted to complete endoscopic ...
Bager Palle - - 2013
Abstract Objective. The prevalence of anemia in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been broadly described. The recurrence, type and burden of anemia remain unenlightened. The primary objective was to describe this. The secondary objective was to evaluate the implementation of European guidelines. Materials and methods. This longitudinal follow-up study included ...
Kim Gwan Sic - - 2013
Whether to repair or replace the mitral valve for patients with significant mitral regurgitation undergoing aortic valve replacement is still controversial. From January 1990 to December 2011, a total of 663 patients underwent aortic valve replacement combined with mitral valve surgery. Among these, 253 patients (mean age 55.9 ± 14.5 ...
Vavken Patrick - - 2013
The objective of this study was to systematically review and quantitatively synthesize the data on recurrence rates after shoulder immobilization in internal versus external rotation in first-time, traumatic shoulder dislocations. We performed a systematic search of the keywords "(((external rotation) OR internal rotation) AND immobilization) AND shoulder" in the online ...
Bouras T - - 2013
A recent comparative study reported lower revision rate and higher survival in ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) than in metal-on-metal (MoM) coupling in Zweymüller-Plus THA. We retrospectively studied 87 consecutive patients (94 hips), who primarily received Zweymüller-Plus THA (SL-Plus stem, ceramic 28-mm ball head, Bicon cup) with third-generation CoC bearing surfaces for osteoarthritis. ...
Dell'era Alessandra - - 2013
Influence of portal vein thrombosis on efficacy of endoscopic variceal banding in patients with cirrhosis or extrahepatic portal vein obstruction has never been evaluated. Aim of the study was to assess influence of thrombosis on rate and time to eradication in cirrhosis and extrahepatic portal vein obstruction undergoing banding, compared ...
Said Sameh M - - 2013
Tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation in congenital heart disease includes a heterogeneous group of lesions, and few series have documented the outcomes. We reviewed the records of 553 patients with congenital heart disease who had undergone TV surgery for tricuspid regurgitation from January 1993 to December 2010. Patients with Ebstein malformation ...
Weimar Timo - - 2013
The enthusiasm about the advantages of a viable autologous transplant faded with recent reports of autograft deterioration and associated reoperations after the Ross procedure. This report evaluates predictors for autograft failure and outcomes extending into the second decade after a Ross procedure. From 1995 through 2012, 645 consecutive patients (mean ...
Sharma Vikas - - 2013
To define the durability of aortic valve repair (AVRep) and the effect of surgical timing on late survival. From June 1986 to June 2011, 331 patients underwent elective AVRep for aortic regurgitation (mean age, 53 ± 17 years; 76% men). The repair methods included commissuroplasty (n = 270; 81%), triangular resection and plication ...
Kaneko Tsuyoshi T Department of Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
Because of its durability, the mechanical valve is typically chosen for young patients undergoing mitral valve replacement (MVR). However, a bioprosthetic valve might have the benefit of valve-in-valve transcatheter valve replacement when valve failure occurs. We examined the outcomes in patients who had undergone mechanical valve MVR (MVRm) versus bioprosthetic ...
Russo Andrea - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To investigate topographic optic disc changes after surgical intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction in adults with open angle glaucoma (OAG). Methods: Optic discs of patients with advanced primary open angle or exfoliation glaucoma were imaged using optical coherence tomography within 1 week before trabeculectomy. Patients were rescanned 1 week, ...
Irani Shayan - - 2013
Traditional endoscopic management of benign biliary strictures (BBS) consists of placement of one or more plastic stents. Emerging data support the use of covered self-expandable metal stents (CSEMS). We sought to assess outcome of endoscopic temporary placement of CSEMS in patients with BBS. This was a retrospective study of CSEMS ...
Lee Melissa G Y - - 2013
To review the long-term outcomes of patients born with single-ventricle physiology and aortic arch obstruction. Follow-up of 70 consecutive neonates undergoing single-ventricle palliation and arch repair, excluding hypoplastic left heart syndrome, between 1983 and 2008, was reviewed. Dominant arch anomalies were coarctation (n = 48), interrupted arch (n = 10), and hypoplastic arch alone ...
Orloff Marshall J - - 2013
In 1994, the authors reported their experience with radical esophagogastrectomy for bleeding esophagogastric varices due to unshuntable extra-hepatic portal hypertension. Since then, the series has expanded from 22 to 44 patients. The aim of this study was to assess the validity of the previous observations and conclusions in the largest ...
Unal Aydin - - 2013
In this study, we aimed to compare patient and technique survival between the patients, in whom peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter was removed due to severe peritonitis and then it was reinserted, and those, in whom PD catheter was removed due to non-peritonitis causes and then it was reinserted. Sixty-two patients, ...
Harraz Ahmed M - - 2013
Objectives: To assess the effect of internal ureteral stents (IUS) on renal function (RF) and to determine factors associated with the RF changes. Methods: Between February 2009 and September 2012, 103 patients with bilateral or IUS in a solitary kidney were retrospectively analyzed. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated ...
Li Ching Angela - - 2013
Objective. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS)-dependent children require abdominal surgery for many reasons. Our objective was to quantify the risk of abdominal surgery on VPS survival and to determine whether timing of abdominal intervention impacts on shunt outcome. Methods. Retrospective data collection was performed on all children undergoing primary VPS insertion or ...
Girdauskas Evaldas - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate aortic media changes in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) and simultaneous replacement of the proximal aorta for BAV stenosis vs BAV insufficiency. Review of our institutional BAV database identified a subgroup of 79 consecutive BAV patients ...
Leinwand Michael - - 2013
The classic intervention for subcutaneous abscesses is incision and drainage followed by wound packing. This is thought to aid hemostasis, and prevent reorganization of the abscess. Removal of packing material may be painful and anxiety provoking. We sought to determine whether packing could be omitted with equal efficacy. One hundred ...
Akkaya Mehmet - - 2013
Objectives: Catheter ablation of ventricular premature complexes (VPC) improves clinical status and systolic performance of the left ventricle (LV) in a certain subset of patients; however, whether or not VPC ablation is equally effective in younger (<=65 years) and older (>65 years) patients remains unclear. We aimed to assess the ...
Trindade Inge Elly Kiemle - - 2013
Nasal septum deviation (SD) and turbinate hypertrophy (TH) increase the resistance to respiratory airflow and may impair nasal patency. To characterize the nasal geometry of individuals with nasal obstruction secondary to SD and/or TH by means of acoustic rhinometry. This prospective study included 30 adults with complaints of nasal obstruction ...
Schwartz Arie Lorin AL Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, - - 2013
Stentless aortic bioprostheses were designed to provide improved hemodynamic performance and potentially better survival. To report the outcomes of patients after aortic valve replacement with the Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis at the Tel Aviv Medical Center followed for < or = 15 years. Between 1997 and 2011, 268 patients underwent primary ...
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