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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 ...
Wongkonkitsin Narongchai - - 2014
Vascular access for hemodialysis is the mode of renal replacement therapy for chronic renal failure patients. The present study reports patency rates of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and graft (AVG). Between July 2008 and June 2011, 336 vascular accesses were performed in 293 patients in Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, ...
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 ...
Zhao Jian-Bo JB Jian-Bo Zhao, Chao Feng, Xiao-Feng He, Yan-Hao Li, Yong Chen, Department of Interventional Radiology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, Guangdong Province, - - 2014
To evaluate transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) with covered stents for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with main portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT). Eleven advanced HCC patients (all male, aged 37-78 years, mean: 54.3 ± 12.7 years) presented with acute massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding (n = 9) or refractory ascites (n = ...
Alberti Nicolas N Department of Interventional Radiology, Institut Bergonié, Comprehensive Cancer Centre, 229 cours de l'Argonne, 33000, Bordeaux, France, - - 2014
To evaluate diaphragmatic hernias (DH) after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (PRFA) for basal lung nodules and to detect risk factors. Between January 2009 and December 2012, the presence of DH was retrospectively recorded in all of the patients who underwent PRFA with multitine expandable electrodes for ablation of nodules in the ...
Thomson Mangnall Linda L Level 9, Cardiothoracic Surgical and Medical Telemetry Unit, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Fiji has one of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world. Humanitarian fly-in/fly-out surgical teams, including Open Heart International, have been conducting valve replacement surgery in Fiji since 1991. We sought to determine the short- and long-term outcomes of valve replacement for rheumatic heart disease. The Open ...
Lee Eunsol E Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Although the use of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered biliary stents has proven to be feasible for the treatment of benign and malignant biliary disease, less is known regarding the outcomes of percutaneous placement of a covered stent in patients with malignant duodenobiliary obstruction. To investigate the technical and clinical efficacy of the ...
Endo Kosuke K Division of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic and Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan, - - 2014
Uncontrollable hepatic hydrothorax and massive ascites (H&MA) requiring preoperative drainage are sometimes encountered in liver transplantation (LT). We retrospectively analyzed the characteristics of such patients and the impact of H&MA on the postoperative course. We evaluated 237 adult patients who underwent LT in our institute between April 2006 and October ...
Une Dai D Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, - - 2014
There is a current trend towards the use of bioprosthetic aortic valves in the aortic position in young patients, but there is limited information on durability beyond the first decade. The Hancock II bioprosthesis has been reported to have excellent durability in patients ≥60 years of age. This study examines ...
Yunoki Junji J Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan, - - 2014
To assess the safety, efficacy and performance of the RELAY NBS PLUS stent-graft in patients with aortic arch pathology. From July 2010 to December 2011, the RELAY NBS PLUS was used to treat 13 patients (eight males; mean age 59.8 years, range 29-78 years) suffering from aortic arch pathology. The distribution of ...
Li Yang Y Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Second Hospital of Medical School of Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Xi'an, 710004, People's Republic of - - 2014
The objective is to study the role of total facial nerve decompression in preventing further episodes and promoting facial nerve recovery of idiopathic recurrent facial palsy. 24 cases with idiopathic recurrent facial palsy were involved in the study, among which 16 undergoing total facial nerve decompression were classified into the ...
Tong Shifei S Department of Cardiology, Southwest Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China 400038. - - 2014
Percutaneous transcatheter closure is an alternative strategy to traditional conventional surgical repair for ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSVA). The immediate and follow-up results of transcatheter occlusion in 13 patients were reported. From February 2004 to June 2009, a total of 13 patients (9 males, 4 females), ages 18-38 years, ...
Tas Serpil S Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Kartal Kosuyolu Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
Background: We have retrospectively analyzed the results of the operations made for aortic infective endocarditis with mitral involvement in a single center in 19 years.Methods: From May 1992 to January 2011, we have operated on 72 patients with infective endocarditis of the aortic valve with mitral valve involvement. Fifty-two patients ...
Kanellopoulos Anastasios John - - 2014
To investigate refractive, topometric, pachymetric, and visual rehabilitation changes induced by anterior surface normalization for keratoconus by partial topography-guided excimer laser ablation in conjunction with accelerated, high-fluence cross-linking. Two hundred thirty-one keratoconic cases subjected to the Athens Protocol procedure were studied for visual acuity, keratometry, pachymetry, and anterior surface irregularity ...
Berlioux Pierre - - 2014
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) is a second-line treatment because of an increased incidence of overt hepatic encephalopathy (OHE). A better selection of patients to decrease this risk is needed and one promising approach could be the detection of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE). The aim of the present prospective study ...
Kano Hideyuki H Departments of Neurological Surgery - - 2014
Object The purpose of this study was to define the outcomes and risks of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for Spetzler-Martin (SM) Grade III arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Methods Between 1987 and 2009, SRS was performed in 474 patients with SM Grade III AVMs. The AVMs were categorized by scoring the size (S), ...
Charitos Efstratios I EI Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, - - 2014
The fate of the aortic dimensions in patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) after aortic valve replacement (AVR) is unclear. We investigated the evolution of aortic root and ascending aorta dimensions in patients with a BAV after AVR. To neutralize the effect of pathological transvalvular haemodynamics on aortic dimensions, ...
Kajbafzadeh Abdol-Mohammad AM Section of Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells Therapy, Pediatric Urology Research Center, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, No. 62, Dr. Qaribs Street, Keshavarz Boulevard, 1419433151, Tehran, Iran, - - 2014
To compare the biocompatibility and histological aspects of cholecyst-derived extra cellular matrix (CDECM) graft, either alone or with application of autologous detrusor muscles small fragments (ADMSF) on rabbit bladder mucosa for bladder augmentation. The gallbladders were acellularized and evaluated for preserved acellular matrix scaffold and biophysical properties. Thirty rabbits were ...
Whittam Benjamin B Division of Pediatric Urology, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University School of Medicine, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Suite 4230, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Recent and historical studies suggest that bladder neck procedures (BNPs) without augmentation are safe and effective. In select patients we have performed BNPs without concomitant augmentation. We sought to determine long-term outcomes of this approach and attempt to identify risk factors for bladder deterioration. A retrospective chart review was conducted ...
Clauss Martin M 1 Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Kantonsspital Baselland, Liestal - - - 2014
Early subsidence >1.5 mm is considered to be a predictive factor for later aseptic loosening of the femoral component following total hip arthroplasty (THA). The aim of this study was to assess five-year subsidence rates of the cementless hydroxyapatite-coated twinSys<sup>®</sup> stem (Mathys Ltd., Bettlach, Switzerland). This prospective single-surgeon series examined ...
Galanaud Jean-Philippe JP Clinical Investigation Center and Department of Internal Medicine, Montpellier University Hospital, Montpellier, - - 2014
Isolated distal deep-vein thrombosis (iDDVT) (i.e. without proximal DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE)) represents half of all lower limb DVT. Its clinical significance and management are controversial. Data on long-term follow-up are scarce, especially concerning risk and predictors of venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence. Using data from the OPTIMEV study, a ...
de la O-Cavazos Manuel M From the *Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Universitario "Dr. José E. González," and †Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, - - 2014
Nasal foreign bodies (FBs) are common causes of pediatric emergency consultations. The different methods for removing nasal FBs have varying levels of efficacy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new device for nasal FB removal in children. A nasal occlusion device that ...
Bai Ming M Ming Bai, Chuang-Ye He, Xing-Shun Qi, Zhan-Xin Yin, Wen-Gang Guo, Jing Niu, Jie-Lai Xia, Zhuo-Li Zhang, Kai-Chun Wu, Dai-Ming Fan, Guo-Hong Han, Department of Liver Disease and Department of Digestive Interventional Radiology, Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an 710032, Shaanxi Province, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of the shunting branch of the portal vein (PV) (left or right) and the initial stent position (optimal or suboptimal) of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). We retrospectively reviewed 307 consecutive cirrhotic patients who underwent TIPS placement for variceal bleeding from March 2001 to July ...
Ando Kei - - 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the radiological outcomes in patients with unilateral instrumented fixation for cervical dumbbell tumors.Patients and methods: Fourteen consecutive individuals were included in the present study. We included Eden type II and III tumors in this cohort study and analyzed fixed segment fusion ...
Papadopoulos N N Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Johann‑Wolfgang‑Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany - - - 2014
Aim: Risk factors for adverse outcome after decalcification and patch-reconstruction of the mitral annulus during mitral valve surgery are yet to be defined. For this purpose and for the report of long term results we reviewed our institutional data from over 10 years of mitral valve surgery in the presence ...
McClure R Scott RS Division of Cardiac Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass; Division of Cardiac Surgery, Queen's University, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, - - 2014
Our study compares late mortality and valve-related morbidities between nonelderly patients (aged <65 years) undergoing stented bioprosthetic or mechanical valve replacement in the aortic position. We identified 1701 consecutive patients aged <65 years who underwent aortic valve replacement between 1992 and 2011. A stented bioprosthetic valve was used in 769 ...
Kim Young-Hoo YH The Joint Replacement Center, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, - - 2014
The purpose of this prospective, randomised study was to evaluate long-term clinical results, radiographic findings, complications and revision and survivorship rates in patients <55 years at a minimum of 16 years after undergoing bilateral, sequential, simultaneous, cemented and cementless total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) in the same patients. Bilateral, sequential, simultaneous TKAs were ...
Fujimori Takahito T *Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA †Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, - - 2014
Study Design. Retrospective study.Objectives. To investigate the safety of pedicle screws and constructs for infantile and juvenile patients with spinal deformity.Summary of Background Data. Few studies have examined the safety and complication rates associated with the usage of pedicle screw for children younger than 10 years old.Methods. Radiographic and clinical ...
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