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Akkaya Mehmet - - 2013
Objectives: Catheter ablation of ventricular premature complexes (VPC) improves clinical status and systolic performance of the left ventricle (LV) in a certain subset of patients; however, whether or not VPC ablation is equally effective in younger (<=65 years) and older (>65 years) patients remains unclear. We aimed to assess the ...
Trindade Inge Elly Kiemle - - 2013
Nasal septum deviation (SD) and turbinate hypertrophy (TH) increase the resistance to respiratory airflow and may impair nasal patency. To characterize the nasal geometry of individuals with nasal obstruction secondary to SD and/or TH by means of acoustic rhinometry. This prospective study included 30 adults with complaints of nasal obstruction ...
Schwartz Arie Lorin AL Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, - - 2013
Stentless aortic bioprostheses were designed to provide improved hemodynamic performance and potentially better survival. To report the outcomes of patients after aortic valve replacement with the Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis at the Tel Aviv Medical Center followed for < or = 15 years. Between 1997 and 2011, 268 patients underwent primary ...
Nonaka Michihito M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tenri Hospital, Nara 632-8552, Japan. - - 2013
The study aim was to comprehend the outcomes of surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) over 25 years and to identify predictors for patient survival. A total of 47 consecutive patients (19 males, 28 females; mean age 67.0 +/- 11.5 years) whounderwent surgery for PVE between 1986 and 2011 was ...
Ouda Ahmed A Department of Cardiac Surgery, Dresden Heart Center, Dresden, Germany. - - 2013
The study aim was to assess the impact of reducing the right ventricular (RV) cavity in order to optimize the outcome of tricuspid valve (TV) repair in cases of functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) with dilated right ventricle. Between May 2007 and February 2010, a total of 17 patients (six males, ...
Rankin J Scott JS Centennial Medical Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. - - 2013
Valvular endocarditis constitutes high-risk cardiac surgery, with worse early and late results than for other disorders. Current data suggest that repairing endocarditis valves may produce better outcomes, but bicuspid endocarditis has been difficult to repair. Given the excellent early and late results now being achieved with autologous pericardial leaflet replacement, ...
D'Alessandro David A DA Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY 10467, - - 2013
The type of valve prosthesis used in dialysis patients remains the subject of controversy, while calcification of the bioprosthesis has also been of concern. In this retrospective study, an analysis was performed of the morbidity and mortality of patients with end-stage renal disease who underwent either mitral valve replacement (MVR) ...
Kaddoum R N RN Division of Anesthesia, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, - - 2013
In a single centre over two years, four children (7 to 10 years old) with upper limb osteosarcoma underwent chemotherapy followed by forequarter amputation. All patients had preoperative pain and were treated with gabapentin. Nerve sheath catheters were placed in the brachial plexus intraoperatively and left in situ for five ...
Meghpara Beeran B Department of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, - - 2013
We report a unique case of persistent scleral ulceration in a 68-year-old woman who developed eye redness, pain, and photophobia 2 days following external levator advancement with nonabsorbable suture. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed an area of scleral ulceration superonasal to the limbus. The patient was treated with 6 months of topical ...
Bruyere Olivier - - 2013
The objective of this study was to assess the association between changes in joint space width (JSW, i.e., structure) or Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) score (i.e., symptoms) over 3 years in patients with knee osteoarthritis and the occurrence of knee replacement over 8 years. We followed 133 subjects with primary ...
Hong Hyun Pyo - - 2013
To evaluate the outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous placements of a biliary stent for obstructive jaundice secondary to metastatic gastric cancer after gastrectomy. Fifty patients (mean age, 62.4 years; range, 27-86 years) who underwent percutaneous placements of a biliary stent for obstructive jaundice secondary to metastatic gastric cancer after gastrectomy ...
Schatlo Bawarjan - - 2013
Two common valve types used to treat hydrocephalus include gravity assisted valves (GAV) and medium pressure valves (MPV). Despite their different mechanism of action, differentiated surgical indications per type are not well defined. One could assume that due to a higher complexity of the GAV system, it may be more ...
Ulmner Mattias - - 2013
To estimate the incidence of bisphosphonate (BP)-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) associated with the use of oral BPs and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) not associated with current or previous medication with a BP or radiotherapy to the head and neck region (background ONJ) in Sweden. A survey was ...
Kasagi Yuta - - 2013
We report a case of portal-systemic encephalopathy occurring secondary to a splenorenal shunt, 2 years after a pancreaticoduodenectomy for locally advanced duodenal carcinoma. A 55-year-old woman was brought to our hospital with a decreased level of consciousness. Laboratory testing revealed an elevated serum ammonia level (221 μg/dl) and normal liver function. Retrospective ...
Franke Jennifer - - 2013
Following promising preclinical studies we report our first clinical experience with transcatheter closure of an atrial septal defect of sinus venosus type in a 65 year old patient using the Immediate Release Patch. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Reus Erik - - 2013
To compare the Parker Flex-It intubation stylet with a 90-degree curved stylet using the McGrath videolaryngoscope in 5 airway scenarios (from easy to difficult) in a manikin. Prospective, randomized study. Academic hospital. 20 staff anesthesiologists with no previous experience in videolaryngoscopy. Subjects performed a total of 200 intubations with the ...
De Bonis Michele - - 2013
Mitral regurgitation (MR) due to commissural prolapse/flail can be corrected by suturing the margins of the anterior and posterior leaflets in the commissural area (commissural closure). The long-term results of this type of repair are unknown. Our aim was to assess the clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of this technique up ...
Anselmi Amedeo - - 2013
We addressed the long-term results of the Medtronic Mosaic porcine prosthesis in the aortic position. From 1994 to 2004, 1007 Mosaic valves were used for aortic valve replacement. The data were prospectively collected, retrospectively analyzed, and stratified according to patient age at surgery (group 1, <70 years; group 2, 70-75 ...
Suh Dong Hun - - 2013
A retrospective analysis of 63 primary total hip arthroplasty cases was done using repeated computed tomography scans to evaluate the pelvic osteolytic lesions in early stage. The progression rate of osteolysis of hips with small osteolytic volume less than 766.97mm(3) in initial CT was 85.82mm(3)/year, and that of hips with ...
Wang L Z - - 2013
Previous studies using low-dose spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery have focused on hypotension and efficacy. This study evaluated whether, using a combined spinal-epidural technique, there was a difference in onset of anesthesia for cesarean delivery between low-dose spinal with an immediate epidural local anesthetic bolus, and conventional-dose spinal anesthesia. Forty ...
Toma Ahmed K - - 2013
Early surgical series of shunt insertion for idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus reported a low rate of short-term improvement with a relatively high rate of mortality and morbidity; subsequently shunt insertion was recommended for patients in whom there is favourable risk-to-benefit ratio. Bibliographic search for studies that objectively assessed the outcome following ...
Yoon H M - - 2013
SUMMARY:Predominantly cystic thyroid nodules are often aspirated before radiofrequency ablation to enhance its efficacy; however internal bleeding during the aspiration is a problem. We evaluated the feasibility and safety of ethanol ablation to control internal bleeding that occurred during preparatory aspiration. Between September 2010 and August 2011, 11 of 40 ...
Al Hajj Georges Nabih - - 2013
One of the most serious, potentially life-threatening complications of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is staple-line leakage. Oversewing the LSG staple line vs buttressing it with bovine pericardial strips (BPS) to reduce perioperative bleeding and postoperative gastric leak was evaluated. From 2006 through 2011, 160 patients underwent LSG with suturing as ...
Miller Adam G - - 2013
The objective of this randomized prospective study was to determine whether a urinary catheter is necessary for all patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia. Consecutive patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia were randomized to treatment with or without insertion of an indwelling urinary catheter. All patients ...
Sonomura Tetsuo T Department of Radiology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama 641-8510, Japan. - - 2013
To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of emergency balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for ruptured gastric varices. Emergency BRTO was performed in 17 patients with gastric varices and gastrorenal or gastrocaval shunts within 24 h of hematemesis and/or tarry stool. The gastric varices were confirmed by endoscopy, and the gastrorenal ...
Xiong Jiang - - 2013
The purpose of our study was to compare the efficacy of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) in patients with impending rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (IRAAA) versus contained rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (CRAAA). Of the 21 patients who underwent EVAR for infrarenal AAA from January 2009 to May 2011, 11 did ...
Macfarlane Alan James - - 2013
An arteriovenous fistula is the optimal form of vascular access in patients with end-stage renal failure requiring haemodialysis. Unfortunately, approximately one-third of fistulae fail at an early stage. Different anaesthetic techniques can influence factors associated with fistula success, such as intraoperative blood flow and venous diameter. A regional anaesthetic brachial ...
Chrzan Rafal - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To assess the results of endoscopic bladder neck procedure on the anterior bladder wall in children. Materials and Methods: Surgery is done in the lithotomy position using three 5-mm ports. The bladder is insufflated with CO2. A U-shaped incision is made around the bladder neck. A mucosal strip ...
Cheng Chi-Liang - - 2013
A 49-year-old man was admitted due to gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding with melena passage. His medical history was notable for hypertension and coronary artery disease and was taking aspirin. He denied other constitutional symptoms. Upon physical examination, he appeared pale and had tachycardia. Laboratory tests showed normocytic anemia with a hemoglobin ...
Eziyi Amogu K - - 2013
Urethral stricture, a common urologic condition, is probably the most common cause of urinary retention in tropical Africa and a frequent cause of lower urinary tract symptoms worldwide. This study aimed at presenting our experience with one-stage urethroplasty at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital Osogbo, Nigeria. All ...
Ozgur Berat Cem - - 2013
Stents and catheters are widely used in urology. In this study, the frequency of double J (DJ) stent colonization and stent-associated bacteriuria was investigated. Between June 2011 and June 2012, 130 patients (17-72 years old) who underwent DJ stenting were enrolled in the study. Surgeries prior to stenting included stone ...
Chow Po-Ming - - 2013
To provide short-term result of the metallic ureteral stent in patients with malignant ureteral obstruction and identify radiological findings predicting stent failure. The records of all patients with non-urological malignant diseases who have received metallic ureteral stents from July 2009 to March 2012 for ureteral obstruction were reviewed. Stent failure ...
Chung Hwan Hoon - - 2013
This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the newly designed covered metallic stent (CMS) for malignant ureteral obstruction by comparing with double J stent (DJS). CMSs were placed for malignant ureteral obstruction caused by various types of cancers for 42 ureters in 32 patients from 7 institutes. Retrospective ...
Celakovsky Petr - - 2013
The goal of the study was to find out the risk factors for the development of mediastinitis in patients with deep neck infections (DNI) and describe the differences in symptoms and clinical image between uncomplicated DNI and infections with mediastinal spread. Our study represents the retrospective analysis of 634 patients ...
Sheppard Barbara J - - 2013
A 75.9-kg, 3.5-year-old male Irish Wolfhound dog with a 2-3-week history of gagging and eating difficulties was referred to the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Hospital (Gainesville, Florida) for evaluation of a large cranial mediastinal mass suspected to be a thymoma or lymphosarcoma. The patient had 4 months of nearly ...
KÄ…kol Dariusz - - 2013
INTRODUCTION Narrow-band imaging (NBI) is a new, promising technology that might be helpful in finding colorectal polyps. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to determine the usefulness of NBI for detection of missed polyps during second-look colonoscopy, as well as in the distribution of the missed colon polyps. PATIENTS AND METHODS This ...
Peters Dorothea - - 2013
To determine the lifetime risk and duration of blindness in patients with manifest open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Retrospective chart review. We studied glaucoma patients who died between January 2006 and June 2010. Most glaucoma patients living in the catchment area (city of Malmö; n = 305 000) are managed at the Department ...
Su An-Ping - - 2013
The safety of pancreaticoduodenectomy has improved significantly. However, alkaline reflux gastritis and marginal ulcer are two substantial problems after pancreaticoduodenectomy. To identify whether Child reconstruction with a modified Braun enteroenterostomy decreases the incidence of alkaline reflux gastritis and marginal ulcer after pancreaticoduodenectomy better than Roux-en-Y reconstruction. Data on 57 consecutive ...
Tringali Andrea - - 2013
Malignant gastric outlet obstruction is often treated by stent placement. To investigate the outcomes of stent placement in the palliative treatment of malignant neoplasms. Prospective, observational, multicenter registry. Six tertiary care centers in 5 countries. A total of 108 adult patients with malignant gastric outlet obstruction. Placement of an uncovered, ...
Thangamuthu A - - 2013
There is no globally-accepted definition of epidural failure; this leads to wide differences in reported failure rates. A definition of epidural failure was standardised using a modified Delphi approach involving senior obstetric anaesthetists in the UK. Using this definition, epidural failures were calculated in our institution. Following clinical governance approval, ...
Tsoi K K F - - 2013
The efficacy of adjuvant use of intravenous proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) after endoscopic therapy has been proved in peptic ulcer bleeding patients, but the efficacy of oral PPIs is uncertain. To compare the clinical outcomes of oral PPIs vs. intravenous PPIs in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding. Prospective randomised controlled ...
Bourdoumis Andreas - - 2013
Purpose: To review our experience with and the effectiveness of the ureteric Memokath 051™ metallic stent for the minimally invasive management of retroperitoneal fibrosis patients. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with RPF treated between April 2008 and February 2013. Success was defined as improvement of ...
Gagner Michel - - 2013
LSG has been increasingly performed. Long-term follow-up is necessary. During the Fourth International Consensus Summit on LSG in New York Dec. 2012, an online questionnaire (SurveyMonkey®) was filled out by 130 surgeons experienced in LSG. The survey was submitted directly to the statisticians. The 130 surgeons performed 354.9 ± SD 453 LSGs/surgeon ...
Qin Q - - 2013
Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the two anastomosis methods, that is, the retention or the removal of the jejunal mucosa during pancreatic duct to jejunal anastomosis after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Methods: For this purpose, 46 PD patients were randomly and equally divided into groups A and B. ...
Hsu H-T - - 2013
We compared direct laryngoscopy with a Macintosh blade vs indirect bronchoscopy with a Trachway(®) stylet, for endobronchial intubation with a left-sided double-lumen tube. We allocated participants scheduled for thoracic surgery and who had normal predicted laryngoscopy, 30 to each group. The mean (SD) intubation times with laryngoscope and Trachway were ...
Broeders Joris A JA Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. - - 2013
To investigate late objective outcomes 14 years after laparoscopic anterior 180-degree partial versus Nissen fundoplication. Clinical outcomes from randomized clinical trials suggest good outcomes for anterior 180-degree partial fundoplication, with similar control of reflux symptoms and less side effects, compared with Nissen fundoplication. However, objective outcomes at late follow-up have ...
Oki Masahide - - 2013
Silicone stenting has been widely used to palliate respiratory symptoms in patients suffering from airway stenosis. Although many types and shapes of stents have been developed, there is no ideal stent for stenosis around the carina between the bronchus to the right upper lobe and the bronchus intermedius (primary right ...
Choi Un Yong UY Department of Neurosurgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Spine and Spinal Cord Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2013
Clinical results for unilateral pedicle screw fixation after lumbar interbody fusion have been reported to be as good as those for bilateral instrumentation. However, no studies have directly compared unilateral and bilateral percutaneous pedicle screw fixation after minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). The purpose of ...
Beez Thomas - - 2013
Previous studies have established risk factors for ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure in children. However, the role of valve type as a determinant of complications and outcome remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the fixed-pressure paediGAV and the programmable Codman Hakim valves in the clinical setting. We conducted ...
Shek K L - - 2013
To define types of support failure after anterior compartment mesh implantation and to investigate any association with predictors of recurrence. This is a retrospective study on patients ≥3 months after anterior mesh. All patients underwent a standardised interview, clinical examination using the ICS POP-Q and 3D/4D translabial ultrasound (US). Mesh 'failure' ...
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