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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 ...
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 ...
Bae Suh Eun SE Department of Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Asan Digestive Disease Research Institute, Seoul, South - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:Although many epidemiologic studies have shown that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication has prophylactic effects on gastric cancer, their results are less clear in high-risk populations. We conducted this study to examine whether H. pylori eradication would affect the occurrence of metachronous gastric cancer after endoscopic resection in patients with ...
Shen Bin B Department of Interventional Radiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221006, P.R. - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to develop a reliable and reproducible canine model to mimic human diffuse hepatic vein obstruction (Budd‑Chiari syndrome, BCS). A total of 24 canines were divided into an experimental (n=18) and a control (n=6) group. Under the guidance of digital subtraction angiography, a balloon catheter was ...
Cil Akin A Department of Orthopaedics, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, - - 2013
Glenoid bone deficiencies may be addressed by specialized components. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of 3 different types of nonstandard glenoid components. Thirty-eight patients with a mean age of 65 years (range, 34-84 years) underwent a primary or revision anatomic shoulder arthroplasty with one ...
Aytac Erman E Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue A30, Cleveland, OH, 44195, - - 2013
Diverticular disease is one of the most common causes of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding. We aimed to evaluate the natural history, follow-up, and risk factors associated with re-bleeding (recurrence) in patients with colonic diverticular bleeding. We reviewed patients with proven colonic diverticular hemorrhage from September 1993 to June 2012 at ...
d'Udekem Yves Y Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Pediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2013
To compare the long-term reoperation rates among surgeons performing transatrial repair of tetralogy of Fallot. The data set of 675 patients undergoing transatrial repair of tetralogy of Fallot at 1 institution from 1980 to 2005 was analyzed for intersurgeon differences in the reoperation rates. A follow-up period >15 years was ...
Mouravas V V Second Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital Papageorgiou, Tzavela 8 Str., 55535 Thessaloniki, Greece. Electronic address: - - 2013
We conducted a competitive efficacy trial in order to examine whether grafting the raw area of the urethral plate (UP) with inner preputial skin in children with primary hypospadias (PH) during tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIP) improves the results of the operation. Fifty consecutive patients with pathology ranging from glanular ...
Deswysen Yannick - - 2013
The specific contribution of the herniation of an abdominal antireflux fundoplication into the chest to symptomatic and therefore surgical failure remains unclear. The study was conducted in 189 consecutive fundoplication patients, categorized as patients reoperated on for chest herniation of either an abdominal 360° (Group 1; n = 95) or ...
Bouhout Ismail I Department of Cardiac Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Montreal, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to determine long-term survival and clinical outcomes after elective isolated mechanical aortic valve replacement in young adults. A clinical observational study was conducted in a cohort of 450 consecutive adults less than 65 years of age who had undergone elective isolated mechanical aortic valve ...
Vallabhajosyula Prashanth P Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. Electronic address: - - 2013
Previously, we showed that antegrade stent grafting of the descending thoracic aorta during DeBakey type I dissection repair improves distal aortic remodeling. We assessed midterm outcomes of this reconstructive strategy compared with standard open repair. DeBakey type I dissections (non-Marfan, nontotal arch cases only) from 2005 to 2012 were retrospectively ...
Giordano Salvatore - - 2013
Controversy exists regarding the effectiveness and safety of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) in elderly patients. We evaluated our outcomes of LRYGB in patients aged ≥55 years. A total of 549 consecutive patients underwent LRYGB as primary operation and 132 were ≥55 years old. Patients were divided in two groups: group <55 years ...
Snodgrass Warren W Department of Urology, Division of Pediatric Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX, - - 2013
We report the time when hypospadias urethroplasty complications (UC) were diagnosed postoperatively. The time UC occurred after primary distal and proximal TIP and TIP reoperations was obtained from prospectively maintained databases in consecutive patients. UC included fistulas, glans dehiscences, meatal stenoses, neourethral strictures and diverticula. Of 125 UC, 64% were ...
Patel Mamtaben - - 2013
To determine the rate of complications in patients who underwent blind sac closure of the external auditory canal for chronic middle ear disease. Retrospective case review of 29 patients from combined public tertiary and private centers who underwent blind sac closure between 2000 and 2011. All patients undergoing blind sac ...
Caldwell Jane - - 2013
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is successful in ∼70-80 % after repeated procedures. This suggests a subgroup of PAF patients where electrical abnormalities outside the pulmonary veins are important. Prolonged P-wave duration (PWD), a marker of atrial remodelling, may identify this subgroup. This study's aim was to ...
de la Torre Hernandez José M JM Unidad de Hemodinámica y Cardiología Intervencionista, Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Percutaneous transluminal septal ablation is an alternative treatment in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. However, due to the relatively new introduction of this technique, there is no information on its very long term results (>10 years). The present study included consecutive patients treated in 5 centers between 1998 and 2003. ...
Serruys Patrick W - - 2013
Aims: To assess observations with multimodality imaging of the Absorb bioresorbable everolimus-eluting vascular scaffold performed in two consecutive cohorts of patients who were serially investigated either at 6 and 24 months or at 12 and 36 months. Methods and results: In the ABSORB multicentre single-arm trial, 45 patients (cohort B1) ...
de la Torre Hernandez José M - - 2013
Percutaneous transluminal septal ablation is an alternative treatment in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. However, due to the relatively new introduction of this technique, there is no information on its very long term results (>10 years). The present study included consecutive patients treated in 5 centers between 1998 and 2003. ...
Elhmidi Y - - 2013
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is evolving rapidly as a therapeutic option in patients deemed to be at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. Early outcome and survival of controlled feasibility trials and single-center experience with TAVI have been previously reported. Valve performance and hemodynamics seem to improve significantly ...
Shao Yunchao - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the fate of the remaining hip(s) and knee(s) following an initial total hip or knee arthroplasty in 5352 patients with idiopathic osteoarthritis who were followed for a minimum ten years (mean 17.8 ± 5.7 years). Following an initial primary TKA, 46.0% of ...
Lee Kee Myung - - 2013
Self-expandable metal stents are an alternative to preoperative and palliative colostomy for patients with malignant colorectal obstruction. However, self-expandable metal stent placement is considered unsuitable or contraindicated for patients with malignant lower rectal obstruction within 5 cm of the anal verge because the exposed stent portion can irritate the distal ...
Chana R - - 2013
We report the clinical and radiological outcomes of a series of contemporary cementless ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacements (THRs) at ten years in patients aged ≤ 55 years of age. Pre- and post-operative activity levels are described. A total of 120 consecutive ceramic cementless THRs were performed at a single centre ...
Jung Hyun Su HS Department of Urology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2013
To report our early experience with thermo-expandable urethral stents (Memokath) for the management of recurrent urethral stricture and to assess the efficacy of urethral stents. Between March 2012 and February 2013, 13 patients with recurrent urethral stricture after several attempts with direct visual internal urethrotomy (DVIU) or failed urethroplasty underwent ...
Akhyari Payam P Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, - - 2013
Background: The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of the prosthesis type on early mortality and long-term survival after re-replacement of aortic valve prosthesis, especially in patients over 60 years old.Methods: Late outcome of 223 patients who underwent a reoperation on the aortic valve and received a ...
Haroon Naveed N Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, - - 2013
To determine epidemiological characteristics, clinical presentation, histopathological features, and long-term follow-up of patients below 40 years of age with carcinoma rectum. The retrospective case series comprised all patients presenting with histopathological diagnosis of carcinoma rectum with age 15-40 years at the Aga Khan University Hospital between January 1994 and December ...
Purkait Radheshyam R Department of Paediatric Medicine, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 700014, West Bengal, - - 2013
Small pericardial effusion (PE) is not an infrequent manifestation in primary hypothyroidism. But massive PE with or without cardiac tamponade is rare and often associated with severe form of the disease. Here we report an eight-year-old boy who was admitted with massive PE that required repeated pericardiocentesis. Detailed examinations failed ...
Salagar Kavita Mallikarjun KM Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Basaveshwar Teaching and General Hospital , Gulbarga, Karnataka, India - - 2013
Investigate the efficiency of limbal conjunctival autograft in primary and recurrent pterygium. (2) To report the incidence of recurrence after primary and recurrent pterygium surgery using limbal conjunctival autograft. It is a prospective study conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, Basaveshwar Teaching and General Hospital, Gulbarga Karnataka, India for a period ...
Ryan Katie - - 2013
An otherwise healthy 73-year-old man presented with painless hallux varus, a deformity of his left foot that had been progressing over many years. He reported having had a fasciectomy of the right hand for Dupuytren's contracture, which recurred postoperatively.
Ahmed R M - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Transverse sinus venous stent placement has been shown to lower intracranial pressure in patients with venogenic pseudotumor cerebri and to reverse, or at least stabilize, its symptoms and signs. There have been no studies comparing the cost of venous stenting with the time-honored treatment for pseudotumor cerebri-CSF shunting. ...
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