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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Babu-Narayan Sonya V - - 2013
Indications for surgical pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) have recently been broadened to include asymptomatic patients. The outcome of PVR in adults after rTOF at a single tertiary centre was retrospectively studied. Preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise (CPEX) testing was included. Mortality was the primary outcome ...
Tourchi Ali - - 2013
To represent our experience in the management of posterior urethral valves and concomitant vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). A total of 326 children with posterior urethral valve who had underwent valve ablation/bladder neck incision were studied, and those who had persistent VUR and were categorized under 3 main groups were followed up. ...
Li Bin - - 2013
The study aims to compare the efficacy in prevention of anastomotic complications using layer-to-layer mucosal valve technique versus circular stapled technique for esophagogastric intrathoracic anastomosis after resection for esophageal and gastric cardiac carcinoma. From January 2005 to December 2010, 136 patients received layer-to-layer mucosal valve technique (LM group), 219 received ...
Pecha Simon - - 2013
Concomitant surgical ablation is a safe and feasible procedure, recommended by the guidelines for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cardiac surgery. We performed a single-center data analysis to identify the predictors of rhythm outcome in such patients. From January 2003 to January 2012, 503 patients with persistent (n = 296, 58.8%) ...
Wilbring M - - 2013
Aim: Isolated mitral valve endocarditis (MVE) forms a particular subgroup within native infective valve endocarditis (NVE). We characterized this particular subgroup and analyzed the course of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Methods: Between 1997 and 2011, 474 patients underwent cardiac surgery at our institution for NVE treatment. Of these, 89 patients ...
Wu Zhong - - 2013
The aim of this study is to review the strategy of performing aortic valve replacement (AVR) by using the St. Jude Medical (SJM) Regent valve with a continuous suture technique in patients with a small aortic root. Forty-six patients with small aortic annulus underwent AVR by using 19 or 21 mm ...
Sawazaki Masaru - - 2013
Mitral annuloplasty is useful for treating degenerative mitral valve disease. Although the incidence of complications is low, prosthetic ring-related complications can occur. Hemolysis and mitral stenosis are serious complications requiring reoperation. Limited use of prosthetic material could decrease the risk for complications. Commissural annuloplasty has been reported by Kay and ...
Bach David S - - 2013
The Freestyle stentless aortic root bioprosthesis has excellent hemodynamics and durability through 10 years. The purpose of this report is to present clinical outcomes in a large multicenter cohort through 15 years. The multicenter evaluation of the Freestyle valve began in 1992 at 21 centers in North America and Europe. ...
Yamamoto Masanori - - 2013
Although transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been developing as an alternative treatment in elderly patients with high surgical risk, age-specific differences in clinical outcome have not been fully validated. Data were analyzed for 2,254 patients at least 80 years old who were enrolled between January 2010 and October 2011 in ...
Timsit Jean-François - - 2013
Rationale. When subclavian access is not possible, controversy exists for the choice of central-venous access in ICU patients, between the internal jugular and femoral sites. Methods. Using data of 2 multicenter studies, we compared femoral and internal jugular for the risks of catheter-related-bloodstream infection(CR-BSI), major-catheter-related infection(M-CRI) and catheter-tip colonization. We ...
van Samkar Gan - - 2013
Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) occurs frequently after pancreatic surgery. Recently a consensus definition of DGE was introduced, and this grading system is currently widely used. The aim of this study was to compare results of gastric emptying scintigraphy with the grade of DGE after pancreatic surgery. In 44 patients undergoing ...
Horiuchi Akira - - 2013
The bleeding risk after cold snare polypectomy in anticoagulated patients is not known. To compare the bleeding risk after cold snare polypectomy or conventional polypectomy for small colorectal polyps in anticoagulated patients. Prospective randomized controlled study. Municipal hospital in Japan. Anticoagulated patients with colorectal polyps up to 10 mm in diameter ...
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