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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 ...
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 ...
Bae Suh Eun SE Department of Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Asan Digestive Disease Research Institute, Seoul, South - - 2014
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 ...
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) ...
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. ...
Seo Yu Ri - - 2013
Endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy (EBS) results in permanent loss of sphincter function and its long-term complications are unknown. Endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) is an alternative procedure that preserves sphincter function, although it is associated with a higher risk of pancreatitis than is EBS. The aim of this study was to ...
Fabián Pitoia - - 2013
To evaluate the outcome of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients with biochemical persistence of disease (BP) after initial treatment (total thyroidectomy with or without lymph node dissection (LND) and thyroid remnant ablation). BP was defined as suppressed thyroglobulin (Tg) levels <1 ng/ml and rhTSH-stimulated thyroglobulin (St-Tg) >1ng/ml, with no evidence of structural ...
Luo Chao-Bao - - 2013
The angioarchitecture of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (CAVM) after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to report the angiographic change of AVF components of CAVMs after SRS and outcomes of endovascular embolisation. From 2002 to 2012, a total of 523 CAVMs had ...
Ali Shah Hasnain - - 2013
Esophageal variceal bleed is a major problem in patients with cirrhosis. Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) has been shown to be equal to or better than propranolol in preventing first bleed. Carvedilol is a non-selective ß-blocker with alpha-1 adrenergic blocker activity. Hemodynamic studies have shown Carvedilol to be more effective than ...
Ferrara Francesco F Department of Paediatric Urology, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK. Electronic address: - - 2013
Delayed exstrophy repair (DER) represents an alternative to early neonatal bladder closure. This study aims to define the consequence of DER on bladder growth in bladder exstrophy patients who underwent routine DER, compared with those who underwent immediate postnatal reconstruction. Between 2000 and 2005, classic bladder exstrophy patients referred to ...
Qin Jian-Ping JP Jian-Ping Qin, Ming-De Jiang, Wen Tang, Xiao-Ling Wu, Xin Yao, Wei-Zheng Zeng, Hui Xu, Department of Digestion, Chengdu Military General Hospital, Chengdu 610083, Sichuan Province, - - 2013
To determine the clinical effects and complications of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) for portal hypertension due to cirrhosis. Two hundred and eighty patients with portal hypertension due to cirrhosis who underwent TIPS were retrospectively evaluated. Portal trunk pressure was measured before and after surgery. The changes in hemodynamics and ...
Cosme Angel A Angel Cosme, Nerea Borda, Luis Bujanda, Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital de Donostia-Instituto Biodonostia, Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Red en Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, 20014 San Sebastián, - - 2013
To study the prognosis (recurrence and mortality) of patients with ischemic colitis (IC). This study was conducted in four Spanish hospitals, participants in the Ischemic Colitis in Spain study We analyzed prospectively 135 consecutive patients who met criteria for definitive or probable IC according to Brandt criteria, and follow up ...
Fink C C The Study Centre of the German Surgical Society, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, - - 2014
Incisional hernia is the most frequent long-term complication after visceral surgery, with an incidence of between 9 and 20 per cent 1 year after operation. Most controlled studies provide only short-term follow-up, and the actual incidence remains unclear. This study evaluated the incidence of incisional hernia up to 3 years ...
Bouchard Denis - - 2013
The CarboMedics mechanical prosthesis (CarboMedics Inc, Austin, TX) has been used for mitral and aortic valve replacement for more than 20 years in our institution. This study describes the long-term survival of patients with this prosthesis as well as the valve-related events. Between June 1988 and May 2010, 3,297 patients ...
Sersar Sameh I SI Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt, and King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, Saudi Arabia - - 2013
Bronchiectasis has decreased significantly. I describe a new underestimated clinicopathological entity of postsplenectomy left lower lobe bronchiectasis. This is a retrospective study on 24 patients who had a left lower lobectomy for left lower lobe bronchiectasis after splenectomy. The mean age was 34.6 years (range 18 to 63 years); there ...
Chung Jun Young - - 2013
The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether the biomembrane made of cartilage extracellular matrix, designed to provide cartilage-like favourable environments as well as to prevent against washout of blood clot after microfracture, would enhance cartilage repair compared with the conventional microfracture technique. A prospective trial was designed to ...
Wollenman Casey S - - 2013
To examine ethnicity's role in the etiology and outcome of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH). UGIH is a serious condition with considerable associated morbidity and mortality. We analyzed 2196 patients admitted with acute UGIH between January 2006 and February 2012. Complete clinical data were gathered prospectively and entered into our GI ...
Lewis Clifton T P - - 2013
Robotic mitral valve repair has been successfully performed since the late 1990s, but concomitant robotic tricuspid repair has not yet been widely adopted. We report our first 5 years' experience with concomitant robotic mitral-tricuspid valve repair. Records were reviewed for all patients who underwent concomitant robotic mitral-tricuspid valve repair in ...
Yuksel Dilek - - 2013
ABSTRACT Objectives: To evaluate the long-term results of simultaneous bilateral external dacryocystorhinostomy (EX-DCR) in cases with bilateral dacryostenosis. Methods: Thirty-four eyes of 17 consecutive patients with a history of bilateral epiphora were included in the study between 2007 and 2011. Demographic information, etiology of the obstruction, history of lacrimal surgery, ...
Mui P - - 2013
Vasectomy reversal involves either vasovasostomy (VV) or epididymovasostomy (EV), and rates of epididymal obstruction and EV increase with time after vasectomy. However, as older vasectomies may not require EV for successful reversal, we hypothesized that sperm production falls after vasectomy and can protect the system from epididymal blowout. Our objective ...
Zhang Bo - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of closure of hard palatal fistula using Heal-All(®) Oral Biofilm, a heterogeneous acellular dermal matrix graft. Superior lip mucosal or myomucosal flap and buccal myomucosal flap were used in 20 patients (group 1) (2000-2005); whereas, heterogeneous acellular dermal matrix graft ...
Oh Se Jin - - 2013
Placement of self-expandable nitinol stents is useful for the treatment of esophageal and upper gastrointestinal (GI) obstruction. However, complications such as stent migration, tumor overgrowth, and bleeding occur. Although stent migration and tumor overgrowth are well documented in previous studies, the occurrence of bleeding has not been fully evaluated. To ...
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