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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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