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Coselli Joseph S JS Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, - - 2014
Valve-sparing aortic root replacement (VSARR) is an alternative to traditional composite valve graft (CVG) root replacement. We examined early and midterm outcomes after VSARR. A combined retrospective/prospective study was performed in 83 patients who underwent VSARR (16%) among 515 patients who underwent aortic root replacement during a nearly 12-year period. ...
Albanesi Frederique F Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Lausanne, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors associated with Contegra graft (Medtronic Minneapolis, MN, USA) infection after reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract. One hundred and six Contegra grafts were implanted between April 1999 and April 2010 for the Ross procedure (n = 46), isolated ...
Taylor David D aPharmacy Department, Maudsley Hospital bInstitute of Pharmaceutical Science, King's College London, London, - - 2014
Paliperidone palmitate (PP) is a recently introduced long-acting atypical, or second-generation, antipsychotic. Published data on PP are currently limited to controlled trials and case reports. In this observational study, we followed up 200 consecutive patients prescribed PP in normal practice. After 1 year, 65% of patients were still receiving PP. ...
Lee Myoung Kyu MK Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of - - 2014
The studies on hemoptysis have focused mainly on hemoptysis causes and massive or life-threatening hemoptysis. And there is a limited data that non-massive hemoptysis, especially moderate hemoptysis. We analyzed the prognosis and severity of bleeding on flexible bronchoscopy (FB) between moderate and massive hemoptysis. We reviewed total 852 subjects (59.9 ...
Citak Mustafa M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Helios Endo-Kinik Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, - - 2014
We performed this retrospective study to determine the main causes for early and late failures of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA). Between January 2000 and March 2012, all patients treated for a failed medial UKA in the authors' institution were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 471 patients were identified, and causes ...
Borger Michael A MA Department of Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Barlow's disease remains a challenging surgical pathology in patients presenting with mitral regurgitation. We reviewed our early and long-term results for patients with Barlow's disease who underwent minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Between 1999 and 2010, 145 patients with Barlow's disease underwent minimally invasive mitral valve repair at Leipzig Heart ...
Chow Po-Ming PM National Taiwan University Hospital, Urology, Taipei, Taiwan ; - - 2014
Objectives: To provide clinical outcomes of the Resonance metallic ureteral stent (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) in patients with malignant ureteral obstruction, as well as clinical factors predicting stent failure. Methods: Cancer patients who have received Resonance stents from July of 2009 to March of 2012 for ureteral obstruction were ...
Tae Hye-Jin HJ Hye-Jin Tae, Dae-Won Jun, Min-Ho Lee, Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University School of Medicine, Seoul 133-792, South - - 2014
To investigate the usefulness of a novel thallium scan shunt index for assessing portosystemic shunt-related cirrhotic complications. We enrolled 209 chronic hepatitis B-related cirrhosis patients. After rectal thallium instillation, radioactive isotope activity in the heart and liver was measured. The ratio of radiation uptake between the heart and the liver ...
Xie Jin-bo JB Department of Urology, Anhui Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Anhui Medical University , Hefei, China - - 2014
To compare the performance of voluminous benign prostatic hyperplasia patients who have received laparoscopic simple prostatectomy (LSP) with the patients who have received bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (B-TURP) in their perioperative and 3-year follow-up period. Ninety patients with prostate volumes >80 mL (range 80-130 mL) were randomly assigned to either ...
Kiguchi Misaki M MM Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
Refluxing perforators contribute to venous ulceration. We sought to describe patient characteristics and procedural factors that (1) impact rates of incompetent perforator vein (IPV) thrombosis with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy (UGS) and (2) impact the healing of venous ulcers (CEAP 6) without axial reflux. A retrospective review of UGS of IPV injections ...
Touré A A Approved Centre for Home Parenteral Nutrition in Adults in Lyon, Hospices Civils of Lyon, - - 2014
Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC) have become increasingly popular for medium to long-term parenteral nutrition (PN) but there is limited data on the complication rates in this sub-group. We aimed to compare the rates of complications associated with tunneled catheters (Broviac) and PICC in home PN (HPN) patients. All ...
Weston-Simons J S JS Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences,, Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LD, - - 2014
Mobile-bearing unicompartmental knee replacements (UKRs) with a flat tibial plateau have not performed well in the lateral compartment, owing to a high dislocation rate. This led to the development of the Domed Lateral Oxford UKR (Domed OUKR) with a biconcave bearing. The aim of this study was to assess the ...
Bensaadi Hocine H Paris XIII University-Hôpitaux Universitaires de Paris Seine Saint Denis, Hôpital Jean Verdier, Paris, - - 2014
Funding received from Cousin Biotech, Wervicq Sud, France, and CR Bard Inc., Cranston, RI. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to determine the long-term recurrence and complication rates after small abdominal wall hernia repair with two different bilayer prostheses. Hernia repair using prosthetic mesh material has become the ...
Breinbjerg Anders A Department of Pediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N, - - 2014
We present a child, 5 months of age, diagnosed with infantile botulism, showing the signs of neurogenic bladder dysfunction. The patient presented with progressive muscle weakness, hypotonia, suckling and swallowing problems and absent peripheral reflexes at clinical examination. Botulinum neurotoxin type A was detected in her serum, confirming the diagnosis. ...
Lee Hakmin H Department of Urology, SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2014
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the perioperative changes in bladder wall thickness and detrusor wall thickness after transurethral prostatectomy. Fifty-one men who were treated for benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms with transurethral prostatectomy were prospectively analyzed from May 2012 to July 2013. Prostate size, detrusor ...
Shirazi Mehdi M Department of Urology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
To find patients at high risk of obstructive remnant leaflets after valve ablation among boys with posterior urethral valve (PUV), we evaluated any possible relationship between preoperative findings in our patients and residual obstructive leaflets after valve ablation. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 55 patients with PUV that ...
Testini Mario M Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, Unit of Endocrine, Digestive and Emergency Surgery, University Medical School "A. Moro", Bari, - - 2014
Failure of intestinal anastomosis is a major complication following abdominal surgery. Biological materials have been introduced as reinforcement of abdominal wall hernia in contaminated setting. An innovative application of biological patch is its use as reinforcement of gastrointestinal anastomosis. The aim of study was to verify whether the bovine pericardium ...
Cho Younghoon Y Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 138-736, - - 2014
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of unilateral covered stent placement in patients with malignant superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. Between October 2008 and November 2012, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent placement for malignant SVC syndrome was performed in 40 consecutive patients (35 men and five women; mean age, 61.4 years; range, ...
Montero Javier Antonio JA Department of Ophthalmology, Pio del Rio Hortega University Hospital, Valladolid, - - 2014
Radiation retinopathy is a delayed-onset side effect of radiation exposure caused by retinal ischaemia that may induce proliferative retinopathy with neovascularisation, vitreous haemorrhage and macular oedema. An otherwise healthy, 51-year-old male patient who had been diagnosed with olfactory neuroblastoma and undergone complete surgical removal of the lesion followed by cranial ...
Dass Arjun A Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, - - 2014
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcome following stenting over a period of 10 years in patients with chronic laryngotracheal stenosis. Between 2000-2010, out of 111 patients with laryngotracheal trauma, 71 underwent tracheal T-stenting for laryngotracheal stenosis in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Government Medical ...
Kane Patrick P Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow and Clinical Instructor for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown - - 2014
A 58-year-old female developed avascular necrosis of her trapezoid approximately 3 months after undergoing carpometacarpal arthroplasty. The patient was treated conservatively with immobilization and had complete resolution of her clinical symptoms during her year of follow-up. Additionally, radiographic examination showed complete restoration of the height of her trapezoid approximately 1 ...
Bountouris Ioannis I 0000-0001-9221-6981 Skåne University Hospital, Vascular Center, 205 02 Malmö, - - 2014
Purpose. Our objective was to evaluate the outcome of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and particularly rePTA in a failing arteriovenous fistula (AV-fistula). Are multiple redilations worthwhile? Patients and Methods. All 159 stenoses of AV fistulas that were treated with PTA, with or without stenting, during 2008 and 2009, were included. ...
Qureshi Sajida S Department of Surgey, DUHS and Civil Hospital Karachi. - - 2014
To determine the outcome of duodenal stenting in palliation of patients with malignant pyloric and duodenal obstruction. The non-randomised prospective descriptive study was conducted at the Endoscopy Suite, Surgical Unit-IV, Civil Hospital, Karachi, from December 2007 to November 2010. All patients presenting with inoperable ampullary, pancreatic or biliary cancers causing ...
Grivas Nikolaos N General Hospital, Department of Urology, Makriyianni Avenue, Ioannina, Perfecture of Epirus, Greece E-mail : - - 2014
The aim of the study was to investigate the results of bladder irrigation with Water for Injection (WFI) after transurethral resection of bladder tumours for comparison with those for adjuvant use of BCG. A total of 239 patients (158 with single tumours, group A, and 81 with multiple tumours, group ...
Bojikian Karine D KD Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Box 359608, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-2499, - - 2014
Background. Optic disk hemorrhage is known to be a risk factor for glaucoma progression. Cataract surgery by phacoemulsification results in large intraocular pressure fluctuations. We aim to investigate whether phacoemulsification is associated with optic disc hemorrhage in patients with glaucoma. Methods. This is a retrospective review of consecutive university clinic ...
Pânzaru Carmen - - 2014
A 52 years old patient is hospitalized in June 2007 in the Cardiology Clinic of Cardiovascular Diseases Medical Institute in Iasi with suspected subacute infectious endocarditis. Echocardiography shows mobile vegetation on the pulmonary valve. Acremonium spp is isolated from blood cultures after 2 weeks of incubation. The patient was treated ...
Torquetti Leonardo - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of Ferrara intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) (Ferrara Ring; AJL, Boecillo, Spain) in patients with keratoconus. The chart records of 36 eyes of 30 patients with keratoconus implanted with ICRS, operated on between July 1996 and January 2002, were retrospectively reviewed. The following ...
Blehm Alexander - - 2014
The benefit of valve-sparing aortic root replacement compared to conventional aortic root replacement surgery remains unclear. Between February 2009 and November 2010, a total of 112 patients underwent aortic root surgery at the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Heinrich-Heine-University, Dusseldorf, Germany. The valve-sparing technique was used when leaflets were ...
Mihos Christos G - - 2014
The study aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a transaortic edge-to-edge mitral valve repair in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) who were considered to be at high risk for double-valve surgery. All patients deemed to be at high surgical risk for standard double-valve surgery, and who ...
Prifti Edvin - - 2014
The study aim was to report the early and mid-term clinical and hemodynamic results of a prospective trial investigating the clinical performance of the St. Jude Medical Regent 17 mm mechanical aortic valve prosthesis (SJMR-17). Between January 2001 and January 2009, 20 patients (18 females, two males; mean age 69.2 ...
Di Mitri R R Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, A.R.N.A.S. Civico-Di Cristina-Benfratelli Hospital, Piazza Leotta No. 4, 90100 Palermo, Italy ; Via Strada Ferrata 44/D, 90046 Monreale, - - 2014
Background and Aim. Malignant hilar strictures are a clinical challenge because of the current therapeutic approach and the poor prognosis. In recent years, self-expandable metallic stents have proven more effective than plastic stents for palliation of malignant hilar strictures, with the bilateral stent-in-stent technique registering a high success rate. We ...
Mathur Ajay - - 2014
Many methods have been used to correct abnormal tongue habits. A mechanical device such as tongue spurs or cribs offers help till they are in the mouth, but the habit often returns when the device is removed. Patients with tongue thrusting habits complain to their clinician, of reopening of spaces, ...
Torquetti Leonardo - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of Ferrara intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) (Ferrara Ring; AJL, Boecillo, Spain) in patients with keratoconus. The chart records of 36 eyes of 30 patients with keratoconus implanted with ICRS, operated on between July 1996 and January 2002, were retrospectively reviewed. The following ...
Umemura Shuichiro S Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya, Japan. - - 2014
Initial pancreatogram and natural history of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) have not been clarified, and there were few recent studies concerning the association between AIP and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). We report an 81-year- old man with AIP associated with IPMN. Although the initial pancreatogram was normal, a short narrowing ...
Kimura Masahiro M 0000-0002-1069-024X Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8601, - - 2014
We describe the management of a tracheoesophageal fistula due to a damaged tracheal stent, which was first inserted to treat tracheal stenosis. A 29-year-old woman with a history of treated epilepsy had a seizure and suffered from smoke inhalation during a fire. Breathing difficulties appeared and gradually worsened; consultation was ...
Braithwaite Simon A SA University College Hospital Medical School, London, - - 2014
The Closure Fast™ Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation Catheter is the latest version of a minimally invasive system for the treatment of patients with superficial venous disease. The Closure Fast™ catheter heats the vein wall to 120°C, causing denaturation of the collagen of the vein wall and contraction of the vessel such ...
Lee Joo Yeon JY Department of Ophthalmology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang 431-070, - - 2014
To assess the consecutive recurrence following early success of intermittent exotropia surgery and to determine the clinical factors that affect the survival. One hundred and thirty-five patients who underwent intermittent exotropia surgery and experienced early surgical success [≤5 prism diopters (PD) esophoria (E) to ≤10 PD exophoria (X) on the ...
Ponnuchamy Raja R Department of Ecology, French Institute of Pondicherry, UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE/USR 3330, Pondicherry, India; Department of Botany, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post-Graduate Studies, Pondicherry, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to use melissopalynology to delineate the foraging preferences of bees in tropical environs. This was done by comparing pollen spectra obtained from the same hives every three months for three years at four sampling locations (in two sites) within a confined landscape mosaic. If ...
Yam Jason C S JC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong - - 2014
Purpose. To determine the predictive factors that affect short term and long term postoperative drift in intermittent exotropia after bilateral lateral rectus recession and to evaluate its effect on surgical outcome. Methods. Retrospective review of 203 patients with diagnosis of intermittent exotropia, who had surgical corrections with more than 3 ...
Obłoj Barbara B Poradnia Ortodontyczna, Instytut Matki i Dziecka, ul. Kasprzaka 17a, 01-211 Warszawa, - - 2014
Objective: Evaluation of the presence of the maxillary lateral incisor in the cleft in patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate treated with the use of various surgical protocols. Material and methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted as regards diagnostic models, panoramic radiographs and tooth images of the cleft ...
Cudziło Dorota D Poradnia Ortodontyczna dla Dzieci, ul. M. Kasprzaka 17a, 01-211 Warszawa, - - 2014
Introduction: Patients with cleft lip and palate are often diagnosed with maxillary deficiency, i.e. the reduction of maxillary measurements in three dimensions. The method of distraction osteogenesis (DO) remedies the disorder caused by bone insufficiency by generating new bone tissue. Despite the fact that DO has long been considered an ...
Zandian Anthony A Department of Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, St. George's University, West Indies, - - 2013
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a viable alternative to CSF shunting in hydrocephalic patients and is used with varying degrees of success dependent on age and etiology. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to analyze data on ETV and ETV/CPC (choroid plexus cauterization) outcomes in hopes of providing a clear ...
Kakkar Ajay K AK *Thrombosis Research Institute and University College London, London, UK †Stroke Unit and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy ‡Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada §Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC ¶Spine Center Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Glostrup, Denmark ∥University of Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France **Klinikum Frankfurt Höechst, Frankfurt, Germany ††Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ; and ‡‡Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, - - 2013
To compare efficacy and safety of thromboprophylaxis with semuloparin started postoperatively versus enoxaparin started preoperatively in major abdominal surgery. Venous thromboembolism is an important complication following major abdominal surgery. Semuloparin is a novel ultra-low-molecular-weight heparin with high antifactor Xa and minimal antifactor IIa activity. In this double-blind noninferiority trial, adult ...
Kwon Ohseong O Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South - - 2013
To analyze the effect of Holmium laser enucleation of prostate (HoLEP) on overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms and urodynamic parameters in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. One hundred sixty-five patients were included in this prospective study. They complained of lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia and underwent HoLEP ...
Innmann Moritz M MM Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Schlierbacher Landstrasse 200a, 69118, Heidelberg, - - 2013
Concerns have been raised in relation to metal-on-metal (MoM) articulations with catastrophic soft-tissue reactions due to metal debris. We reviewed how small head MoM articulations perform in primary uncemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) in young patients at a minimum of ten years. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and radiographic results ...
Adogwa Owoicho O Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North - - 2013
Object A spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare but severe infection requiring prompt recognition and management. The incidence of SEA has doubled in the past decade, owing to an aging population and to increased use of spinal instrumentation and vascular access. The optimal management of SEAs in patients 50 ...
Cavallaro Lucas G LG Gastroenterology Unit, S. Martino Hospital, Belluno, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2013
Gastrointestinal bleeding is the most frequent emergency for gastroenterologists. Despite advances in management, an improvement in mortality is still not evident. Determining time trends of gastrointestinal bleeding hospitalization and outcomes from 2001 to 2010 in the Veneto Region (Italy). Data of patients admitted with gastrointestinal bleeding from Veneto regional discharge ...
Hirooka Masashi M Department of Gastroenterology and Metabology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Toon, Ehime 791-0295, - - 2014
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors worldwide. HCC is generally considered to spread via the bloodstream and local recurrence often occurs in the blood drainage area determined by computed tomography during hepatic arteriography (CTHA), despite complete ablation of the primary nodule. This study was conducted ...
Kaddoum Roland R Department of Anesthesia, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, 1107-2020, Lebanon, - - 2013
One of the controversial management options for accidental dural puncture in pregnant patients is the conversion of labor epidural analgesia to continuous spinal analgesia by threading the epidural catheter intrathecally. No clear consensus exists on how to best prevent severe headache from occurring after accidental dural puncture. To investigate whether ...
Bini Stefano A SA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Podiatry, Kaiser Permanente Oakland (EBY Medical Center), Oakland, - - 2013
We examined the assumption that patients undergoing same-day bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have a higher incidence of major peri-operative complications than patients who stage their procedures over the course of a year. Between April 2001 and March 2007, prospective data were collected using a total joint registry. Patients undergoing ...
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