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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Manassero A - - 2013
Background: Hyperbaric 2% prilocaine produces a faster onset and shorter duration of spinal anesthesia than a plain solution. The anesthetic profile could be improved by restricting the block to the operative side. We compared unilateral versus conventional bilateral spinal anesthesia with hyperbaric 2% prilocaine in day-case patients undergoing unilateral inguinal ...
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 ...
Christensen Line Dahlstrøm - - 2013
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are a relatively new device for home parenteral nutrition (HPN). Usually, tunneled central catheters such as the Hickman catheter are used for this purpose. However, severe complications (eg, pneumothorax) have been reported in association with the insertion of the central catheter. In contrast, PICCs may ...
Wang Zhuo - - 2013
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a new disease concept defined by the International Continence Society in 2002. There have been no reports of OAB among patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy assessed on the basis of symptom questionnaires. One-hundred-and-six patients diagnosed with cervical spondylotic myelopathy and treated by use of laminoplasty were ...
Hadidi Ahmed T AT Hypospadias Clinic, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Emma and Sana Offenbach Hospitals, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to present the "bilateral based skin flap (BILAB) technique" for patients with perineal hypospadias associated with severe deep chordee and report the follow up. The short urethral plate is incised, the hypoplastic corpus spongiosum excised, the glans split in the midline, and a healthy ...
Wong Vivien - - 2013
Mesh reinforcement in cystocele repair has become popular in recent years, with some evidence of reduced recurrence rates. In this retrospective cohort series, we aimed to assess subjective and objective outcomes, including ultrasound quantification of prolapse, following anterior colporrhaphy with and without mesh use for anterior compartment prolapse. We assessed ...
Yeager Alyssa M AM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New - - 2013
Despite developments in prophylactic methods, venous thromboembolism (VTE) continues to be a serious complication following total joint arthroplasty. The new AAOS/ACCP guidelines on preventing pulmonary embolism (PE) after total hip/knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA) do not make specific recommendations for bilateral vs. unilateral procedures. In-patient PE rates were examined for patients undergoing ...
van der Zee David - - 2013
Balloon dilatation of benign esophageal strictures is an established mode of therapy in adults and children. There remains a group of patients with refractory stenosis despite dilatation at regular intervals. An indwelling balloon catheter may offer an alternative. This is a retrospective study of 19 children who underwent esophagoscopy between ...
Nakata Tomohiro - - 2013
An infant with ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, and Down syndrome (trisomy 21) was referred to our institution. The patient gradually developed infantile lobar emphysema of the right upper lobe and became dependent on mechanical ventilator support. When the patient was five months of age, we successfully performed a ...
Kim Kook Hyun KH Kook Hyun Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu 705-717, South - - 2013
To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD) for bile duct stone extraction in patients with periampullary diverticula. The records of 223 patients with large common bile duct stones (≥ 10 mm) who underwent EPLBD (12-20 mm balloon diameter) with or without limited endoscopic sphincterotomy ...
El Nakeeb Ayman A Ayman El Nakeeb, Ahmad M Sultan, Tarek Salah, Mohamed El Hemaly, Emad Hamdy, Ali Salem, Ahmed Moneer, Rami Said, Ahmed AbuEleneen, Mostafa Abu Zeid, Talaat Abdallah, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Gastroenterology surgical center, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, - - 2013
To elucidate surgical outcomes of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) in patients with liver cirrhosis. We studied retrospectively all patients who underwent PD in our centre between January 2002 and December 2011. Group A comprised patients with cirrhotic livers, and Group B comprised patients with non-cirrhotic livers. The cirrhotic patients had Child-Pugh classes ...
Tourmousoglou Christos - - 2013
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether it is best to repair or replace the aortic valve with a bioprosthesis in young patients with severe aortic regurgitation as the patients do not like to take warfarin for the ...
Stucinskas Justinas - - 2013
The aim of our study was to investigate the dynamics of cortical thinning around well fixed cemented Muller straight stems without osteolysis at different time periods during long term follow-up. We investigated patients operated on for osteoarthritis with a cemented Muller straight stem, all with more than 15 years follow-up ...
Endo Shunji S Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Higashiosaka City General Hospital, Osaka, - - 2014
Gastroduodenal stents for gastric outlet obstruction due to unresectable advanced gastric cancer are increasingly used; however, their effects have not been fully evaluated. A multicenter prospective observational study was performed. Patients were eligible if they had stage IV gastric cancer with a gastric outlet obstruction scoring system (GOOSS) score of ...
Said Sameh M - - 2013
Isolated mechanical tricuspid valve replacement (mTVR) is uncommon, early mortality is reported to be high, and little is known regarding the long-term outcome. We sought to evaluate the long-term outcome of mTVR. From 1980 to 2007, isolated mTVR was performed in 64 patients (33 men) at our institution; the median age ...
Mallik Shahrukh - - 2013
In progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS), there is no proven therapy for preventing accumulation of irreversible disability. The pathological substrate of irreversible disability in MS is neuroaxonal loss, and brain tissue volume loss on MRI can infer such pathology. There is experimental evidence to suggest that cannabinoids may have a neuroprotective ...
Yang Chang-Ping - - 2013
Abstract Background: Even though laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) emerged over 20 years ago, controversies persist with regard to the best method to ligate the cystic duct and artery. We proposed to assess the effectiveness and safety of electrocoagulation to seal the cystic artery and cystic duct after their occlusion with only ...
Saxena Vikas V Department of Orthopedics, BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2013
A 19 year old male presented with progressive enlargement of both tendoachilles for 2 years and difficulty in walking for 3 months. The neurological history and examination revealed progressive mental deterioration and ataxia. The blood investigation revealed hypercholesterolemia. We report this rare case of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis with bilateral tendoachilles enlargement, ...
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 ...
Meding J B - - 2013
The strain on clinic and surgeon resources resulting from a rise in demand for total knee replacement (TKR) requires reconsideration of when and how often patients need to be seen for follow-up. Surgeons will otherwise require increased paramedical staff or need to limit the number of TKRs they undertake. We ...
Kim Ka Young KY Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2013
Between endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) alone and combined endoscopic sphincterotomy and large balloon dilation (ES-LBD) groups, efficacy and long-term complications, difference in biliary stone recurrence rate, and risk factors of stone recurrence were compared. Medical records of 222 patients who underwent ERCP for biliary stone removal were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with ...
Chen Zhe - - 2013
To explore the clinical effect and safety of internal fixation of steel-wire limited loop in early Achilles tendon rupture. Seventy-six patients respectively with early transected and avulsed types of Achilles tendon rupture were selected and treated with internal fixation of steel-wire limited loop. The patients began to take exercise for ...
Bachmann Matthias - - 2013
The aim of this study was to analyse the long-term (>ten years) survival rate and radiological results of the Duracon TKA. Between 1992 and 1999 159 Duracon TKA were implanted at our institution. A Kaplan-Meier survival analysis for the endpoints exchange, addition or removal of any component for any reason, revision ...
Kang Ki Soo - - 2013
After an episode of acute bleeding from esophageal varices, patients are at a high risk for recurrent bleeding and death. However, there are few reports regarding the long-term results of secondary prophylaxis using endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) against variceal rebleeding in pediatrics. Thirty-seven, who were followed for over 3 yr ...
Siddiqui Javariah - - 2013
Outcomes after operations for bicuspid aortic valve disease in pediatric patients were determined. Between 1977 and 2011, 146 consecutive patients underwent surgical repair of bicuspid aortic valve. Median age at operation was 207 days (range, 5 days to 16 years). Indication for surgery was stenosis in 113, insufficiency in 25, ...
Loeser Andreas - - 2013
Background: Patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) are at risk for upper urinary tract recurrence (UUTR), especially in case of carcinoma in situ (CIS). Data on the impact of CIS in the urinary bladder on ureteral tumour involvement or UUTR are conflicting. We presently ...
Joseph David B - - 2013
Augmentation cystoplasty utilizing gastrointestinal segments in children/adolescents with medically refractory NGB, is associated with significant complications. An autologous cell-seeded biodegradable scaffold for bladder augmentation was evaluated as an alternative to traditional enterocystoplasty in this population. A phase 2 prospective study was undertaken in pediatric patients with NGB due to SB ...
Akiyama Kosuke - - 2013
Silver-containing carboxymethylcellulose fiber dressing (Aquacel(®)-Ag) has been used to treat burns and ulcers with a large amount of exudate. The aim of this investigation was to confirm whether Aquacel(®)-Ag has beneficial effects when it is used as nasal packing. We included 44 patients who underwent bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery due ...
Chen I-Hsuan IH Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of ureteroscope-assisted double-J stenting following laparoscopic ureterolithotomy and to evaluate the effects of retrograde ureteroscopic access exerted on the sutured ureterotomy site. From January 2002 to December 2011, 30 patients with proximal ureteral stone underwent ureteroscopic double-J stenting of the ...
Heesen M - - 2013
Observational studies suggest that combined spinal-epidural analgesia (CSE) is associated with more reliable positioning, lower epidural catheter replacement rates, and a lower incidence of unilateral block compared with epidural analgesia. However, evidence from high-quality trials still needs to be assessed systematically. We performed a systematic review that included 10 randomised ...
Droeser Raoul A - - 2013
To compare long-term results of Lichtenstein's operation versus mesh plug repair for open inguinal hernia repair. The technique of best choice in open prosthetic inguinal hernia repair remains a subject of ongoing debate. In this prospective, randomized controlled multicenter trial, patients with primary or recurrent inguinal hernias were randomized to ...
Bowden Greg - - 2013
Object Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the posterior fossa have an aggressive natural history and propensity for hemorrhage. Although the cerebellum accounts for the majority of the posterior fossa volume, there is a paucity of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) outcome data for AVMs of this region. The authors sought to evaluate the ...
Wang Tom Kai Ming - - 2013
Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) became available at Auckland City Hospital in 2011 for patients with severe aortic stenosis in whom surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) was deemed at high risk. We assessed whether introduction of TAVI affected the characteristics and outcomes of octogenarians undergoing AVR. Isolated AVR performed in ...
Puli Srinivas R SR Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL, 61614, USA, - - 2013
Stents are used for palliating inoperable malignant bile duct hilar obstruction. It is not clear if bilateral stenting provides any advantage over unilateral stenting in these patients. Compare bilateral and unilateral stenting in malignant hilar obstruction. Studies using stents for palliation in patients with malignant hilar obstruction were selected. Articles ...
Lebdai Souhil - - 2013
Introduction: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) variations after photoselective vaporization of the prostate are an unsolved question. Method: We included prospectively 308 patients who underwent GreenLight® prostate vaporization for prostatic hyperplasia between 2005 and 2013. We excluded patients with prostate cancer and those with concomitant prostate biopsies. Serum PSA levels were measured ...
Siramolpiwat Sith - - 2013
Idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) is a rare cause of intrahepatic portal hypertension. Data on natural history and prognosis of IPH is limited. We sought to describe the complications and long-tem outcome of IPH by retrospective studying 69 biopsy-proven IPH. Mean duration of follow-up was 6.7 ± 4.6 years. All patients ...
Elhmidi Yacine - - 2013
Third-time valve surgery is rare and to date little is known about the surgical outcome. We reviewed our experience with third-time aortic valve replacement (AVR) and third-time mitral valve replacement (MVR) during an eight-year period. From 2001 to 2013, 32 patients were referred for third-time AVR or third-time MVR to ...
Park Moon Soo MS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Hallym University, 896, Pyeongchon-dong, Dongan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 431-070, Republic of - - 2013
Postoperative malalignment of the cervical spine may alter cervical spine mechanics and put patients at risk for clinical adjacent segment pathology requiring surgery. To investigate whether a relationship exists between cervical spine sagittal alignment and clinical adjacent segment pathology requiring surgery (CASP-S) following anterior cervical fusion (ACF). Retrospective matched study. ...
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The RCN's annual membership fee may rise by 16p a month from next year, after members voted to allow the college's council to set the rate for the next five years.
Ahl Jonas - - 2013
More than 90 immunologically distinct serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae exist, and it is not fully elucidated whether the serotype is a risk factor for severity of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). Our hypothesis is that serotypes differ in their capacity to cause septic shock. We performed a retrospective study in Southern ...
Yoshida Junichi J Department of Chest Surgery, Shimonoseki City Hospital, Shimonoseki, - - 2014
While thoracic surgeons occasionally encounter pulmonary thromboembolism, the use of unfractionated heparin may cause adverse effects. We assessed a series of 323 consecutive pulmonary operations performed during 4 years from 2008 to 2011. All patients were given elastic stockings and intermittent pneumatic compression. During the first 2 years (2008-2009), none ...
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