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Ottobelli L - - 2013
Purpose: To assess the effect of citicoline on visual field rates of progression in patients with progressing glaucoma. Patients and Methods: Forty-one patients with a diagnosis of progressing glaucoma received citicoline in oral solution for 2 years. Included were patients with a disease progression of at least -1 dB/year (at ...
Ogiwara Hideki - - 2013
OBJECT: The aim of our study is to evaluate the effectiveness of endoscopic transaqueductal or interventricular stent placement into the fourth ventricle for isolated fourth ventricle (IFV) and pre-isolated fourth ventricle (PIFV), in which occlusion of the fourth ventricle outlets and dilation of the fourth ventricle are seen while the ...
Shomura Yu - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve repair is an established surgical procedure for treating severe organic mitral regurgitation. The mechanisms of mitral regurgitation due to infective endocarditis include rheumatic disease and congenital diseases such as a lack of leaflet tissue, and thus additional material is required to create a functional coaptation surface. We ...
Jeong Dong Seop - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The management of late tricuspid regurgitation after left-sided valve operations in rheumatic patients remains controversial. The aim of this study was to analyze clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of tricuspid valve procedures after left-sided valve operations in rheumatic patients. METHODS: This study enrolled 106 rheumatic patients with a history of ...
Drexler Michael - - 2013
A retrospective analysis was undertaken of 30 consecutive THA performed in 25 patients with hypoplastic proximal femurs, who had received a 9-mm uncemented modular S-ROM stem. The mean patient age was 42 years (17-69 years), mean height was 152.5cm (130-170.5 cm), mean weight was 63 kg (39-90 kg), and mean ...
Tanaka Takaki - - 2013
Encrusted cystitis is characterized by chronic inflammation of the bladder with encrustation of the mucosa, induced by urea-splitting bacterial infection. However, encrusted cystitis in itself is not well known. We report a case of encrusted cystitis causing postrenal failure. An 81-year-old man with pneumonia complained of pollakisuria, micturition pain, and ...
Fu Bai-Qing BQ Department of Gastroenterology, the People's Hospital, Affiliated to Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212002, Jiangsu Province, - - 2013
To compare the effectiveness and safety of endoscopic papillary balloon intermittent dilatation (EPBID) and endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) in the treatment of common bile duct stones. From March 2011 to May 2012, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography was performed in 560 patients, 262 with common bile duct stones. A total of 206 patients ...
Yamada Hiroyuki - - 2013
BACKGROUND: With the aging of the population, the number of elderly patients with gastric cancer is anticipated to increase. This study evaluated the feasibility of gastrectomy for patients over 85 years old. METHODS: A total of 176 patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer were assigned into two groups: 75-84 ...
Wang Wenbao - - 2013
To track the short-term neck narrowing changes in Birmingham metal-on-metal hip resurfacing (MOMHR) patients. Since 2001, the Center for Hip and Knee Replacement started a registry to prospectively collect data on hip and knee replacement patients. From June 2006 to October 2008, 139 MOMHR were performed at our center by ...
Jeon W J - - 2013
The GlideScope(®) videolaryngoscope is widely used in the management of the difficult airway. However, passing the tracheal tube through the vocal cords can be awkward, and the use of a stylet to guide insertion is recommended. This randomised controlled trial evaluated a forceps-guided tube exchanger as an alternative to the ...
Mistry Kiki K Department of Urology, Whittington Hospital National Health Service Trust, London, - - 2013
To describe a simple technique that can be used to manage an unexpected mildly to moderately (<10 mm) encrusted ureteric stent with consummate ease when time, equipment, or experience are unavailable. We present a series of 5 patients with impacted ureteric stents that were difficult to remove owing to presumed encrustation ...
Chung Kyung Jin - - 2013
Background and purpose: Malignant ureteral obstruction (MUO) is a common condition and an intractable situation for patients with advanced cancer. There is currently no ideal ureteral stent to release the obstruction. Our purpose was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of a novel, double-layered, coated, self-expandable metallic mesh stent ...
Lee Jeffrey H - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) are used to relieve malignant biliary obstruction. OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes between covered self-expandable metal stents (CSEMSs) and uncovered self-expandable metal stents (USEMSs) in malignant biliary obstruction. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary cancer center. PATIENTS: Patients with malignant biliary obstruction. INTERVENTIONS: Placement of CSEMS ...
Dorcaratto Dimitri - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pancreatic fistula (PPF) is the most frequent and serious complication after laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP). Our goal was to compare the performance, in terms of PPF prevention, and safety of a radiofrequency (RF)-assisted transection device versus a stapler device in a porcine LDP model. METHODS: Thirty-two animals were ...
Ducruet Andrew F - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Recent reports suggest that placement of a venous sinus stent improves symptoms in selected patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). We report our evaluation of the long-term patency of venous stents placed for IIH. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our clinical database for 30 patients (mean age 33±10 years) with ...
Cetas Justin S - - 2013
Object Delayed intracranial hypertension may occur after cranial vault remodeling for synostosis and may result in visual loss and developmental delay. Delayed intracranial hypertension is relatively common in children with syndromic, multisuture synostosis, but the incidence is poorly defined in children with single-suture nonsyndromic synostosis. This study evaluates the frequency ...
Andreani A - - 2013
In June 2011 a 74 years old-non smoker woman came to our attention complaining for months dyspnea and dry cough resistant to nonspecific antibiotic therapy (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid and levofloxacin, prescribed by her physician, for 10 days). She had no history of respiratory diseases; she had instead history of cerebri stroke ...
Montán C - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the outcome and predisposing factors related to perioperative bleeding in patients treated with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for ruptured and non-ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study. METHODS: A total of 525 consecutive patients (73% elective) with AAA underwent ...
Kurmann Anita - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Patients with peritonitis undergoing emergency laparotomy are at increased risk for postoperative open abdomen and incisional hernia. This study aimed to evaluate the outcome of prophylactic intraperitoneal mesh implantation compared with conventional abdominal wall closure in patients with peritonitis undergoing emergency laparotomy. METHOD: A matched case-control study was performed. ...
Christ Torsten - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Stentless aortic valve replacement (SAVR) became a common surgical procedure to treat aortic valve disease, as it offers larger orifice area and improved hemodynamics. The aim of our single-centre retrospective study was to assess long term results of first generation stentless aortic valves in young patients, where mechanical prostheses ...
Yamanouchi Masayuki - - 2013
Background: Whether bone mineral density (BMD) is improved at 5 years after parathyroidectomy (PTx) for secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) remains unknown. Objective: To investigate BMD after PTx by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Methods: BMD was measured at the distal 1/3 of the radius (nonshunt side) and at the lumbar supine ...
Musci Michele - - 2013
Objectives We investigated early, midterm, and long-term results following valve replacement with the "No-React" bioprosthesis in patients with active infective endocarditis (AIE).Patients and Methods Between February 2000 and February 2011, a total of 402 patients (median 61 years, 17 to 91 years) received "No-React" bioprostheses due to single valve AIE ...
Sun Xiao-Lu - - 2013
Fungal infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare, serious, and potentially lethal disease, yet its clinical characteristics and short-term outcomes remain poorly understood. A detailed comparative analysis of fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) and native valve endocarditis (NVE) has not been performed. This study was designed to explore the general characteristics, ...
Gwon Dong Il - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study is to investigate the technical and clinical efficacy of percutaneous bilateral stent-in-stent deployment using open cell-design stents and to compare the clinical outcomes of bilateral stent placement using T and Y configurations. MATERIALS AND METHODS. From January 2006 to December 2010, 106 patients with ...
Bang Ji Hyun - - 2013
We reviewed the long-term outcomes of aortic root replacement at Asan Medical Center and investigated the predictors affecting mortality. A retrospective analysis was performed on 225 consecutive adult patients undergoing aortic root replacement with mechanical conduits (n=169), porcine aortic root prosthesis (n=23), or aortic homografts (n=33) from January 1992 to ...
Sandiford N - - 2013
We present the extended follow-up (≥ 20 years) of a series of fully hydroxyapatite-coated femoral components used in 72 primary total hip replacements (THRs). Earlier results of this cohort have been previously published. All procedures were performed between 1986 and 1991. The series involved 45 women and 15 men with ...
Remenyi Bo - - 2013
Mitral valve (MV) repair offers potential advantages over replacement in patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). We present the first long-term study that compares MV repair with replacement in children with RHD. Single institute retrospective review of patients with RHD under 20 years of age, who underwent their first isolated ...
Gupta Archika - - 2013
To evaluate the outcome of innervation preserving sphincteroplasty along with anatomical bladder neck reconstruction (IPS-ABNR) compared to classic Young-Dees-Leadbetter (YDL) bladder neck reconstruction in exstrophy with insufficient bladder capacity requiring detubularized-ileocystoplasty. Sixteen male patients of exstrophy bladder who required ileocystoplasty from 2004 to 2010 were randomized into group A (n ...
Ibrahim Musa - - 2013
Background: Typhoid enteritis is rare in developed countries. The increasing prevalence of typhoid fever with enteric perforation in our environment is alarming. Peritonitis follows enteric perforation due to typhoid enteritis. Surgical treatments and repair of the perforated areas due to typhoid enteritis varies between institutions with high mortality and morbidity. ...
Krishnan Arunkumar A Centre for GI bleed & Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant, Stanley Medical College Hospital, Chennai, India. - - 2013
Acute non-variceal upper GI bleeding (NVUGIB) is a challenging emergency condition. Early endoscopic therapy has been recommended as the first-line of treatment for upper GI bleeding (UGIB) as it has been shown to reduce recurrent bleeding. We aimed to determine the various causes of NVUGIB and discuss the role of ...
Hong Wandong - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic biliary drainage is the palliative treatment of choice for malignant biliary hilar obstruction. There are conflicting opinions as to whether stents should be plastic or metal and whether stents should be unilateral or bilateral. AIM: To systematically review the literature on optimal endoscopic management of malignant hilar biliary ...
Cadranel Jean-François - - 2013
To compare the incidence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotic outpatients and inpatients undergoing therapeutic paracentesis From January 1 to May 31, 2004, 1041 patients from 70 different hospitals underwent 2123 therapeutic abdominal paracentesis (AP) performed as a outpatient procedure in 355 and as inpatient procedure in 686 cases respectively. ...
Hörer T M - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate intra-peritoneal (ip) microdialysis after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) in patients developing intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH), requiring abdominal decompression. DESIGN: Prospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 16 patients with rAAA treated with an emergency EVAR were followed up ...
Mai Sabine - - 2013
This prospective study was conducted to demonstrate that the matte-finish Basis CL cemented endoprosthetic stem delivers good qualitative results after 10 years. Between January and December 1999, 205 consecutive hips (201 patients; 74.5 ± 6.8 years at surgery) underwent primary total hip arthroplasty with the Basis CL and the same ...
Lund Jens T - - 2013
OBJECTIVESIn aortic valve bypass (AVB) a valve-containing conduit is connecting the apex of the left ventricle to the descending aorta. Candidates are patients with symptomatic aortic valve stenosis rejected for conventional aortic valve replacement (AVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). During the last one and a half year, 10 ...
Mercado Alejandro - - 2013
The conventional technique for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) ends by placing a nephrostomy tube within the access tract. However, feasibility and safety of tubeless PNL have been widely demonstrated. In this modification, a ureteral stent is usually left in place instead of the nephrostomy tube. The aim of this study is ...
Parolini Filippo - - 2013
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors that can predict prevalence of anastomotic strictures (AS) following esophageal atresia (EA) repair. METHODS: Of 46 consecutive patients with EA managed at our institution between 2004 and 2012, 35 underwent esophageal anastomosis and were included in this retrospective longitudinal study. Routine endoscopy was performed 1 month ...
Di Minno M N D - - 2013
Individuals with inherited factor VII (FVII) deficiency display bleeding phenotypes ranging from mild to severe, with 30% of patients having always been asymptomatic (non-bleeding). In 626 FVII-deficient individuals, by analysing data from the International Factor VII (IF7) Registry and the Seven Treatment Evaluation Registry (STER), we determined whether bleeding type ...
Combes Antoine - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Dual-mobility (DM) cups were introduced to minimize the risk of THA dislocation. The overall rate of dislocation of DM cups (including both large and small articulations) is controversial and ranges from 0% to 5% in previous studies. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We therefore recorded (1) the dislocation rate, (2) loosening and osteolysis, ...
Carrott Philip W - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A significant percentage of patients with paraesophageal hernia (PEH) will have a co-existing diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia which will resolve following surgical repair. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2010, 270 patients underwent operative repair of PEH. Of this group, 123 patients (45.6 %) reported a preexisting diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia. The ...
Bouleti Claire - - 2013
AimsWe analysed reinterventions performed during long-term follow-up after percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) with a particular focus on freedom from mitral surgery and late results of repeat PMC.Methods and resultsIn 912 patients who had good immediate results of PMC (valve area ≥1.5 cm(2) with mitral regurgitation ≤2/4), we analysed survival without ...
Kogure Hirofumi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic bilateral self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement in a stent-in-stent method for malignant hilar biliary obstruction is technically challenging. Technical difficulties in the initial placement and reinterventions for stent occlusion are disadvantages inherent to this stent-in-stent method. We previously reported the feasibility of Niti-S large cell D-type biliary stents ...
Hörer Jürgen - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) occurs as isolated cases, in combination with single ventricle physiology, and may be complicated by pulmonary venous obstruction. We sought to identify potential risk factors for long-term mortality and reoperations. METHODS: Data from 193 consecutive patients who had undergone repair of TAPVC between ...
Xu Ning - - 2013
Objective: Tubularized incised plate (TIP) urethroplasty is performed by many pediatric urologists and has been widely accepted for repair of distal and mid-shaft hypospadias. However, the role of urethral catheter placement in TIP repair remains controversial. In this study, the surgical outcomes of indwelling urethral catheter and non-catheter TIP repairs ...
Wu Gang - - 2013
BackgroundBronchopleural fistula (BPF) is an infrequent but life-threatening complication after pneumonectomy. The incidence of BPF reported in the literature varies from 0.3% to 20%.PurposeTo determine the feasibility and efficacy of using Y-shaped, single-plugged, covered, metallic stents to treat right bronchopleural fistulas.Material and MethodsWe have designed a Y-shaped, single-plugged, covered, self-expandable, ...
Fu Dong - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review assessing the clinical outcome associated with Simultaneous bilateral and staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A literature search for eligible studies was conducted. Eighteen retrospective comparative studies were included. Pooled results showed that the prevalence of mortality at 30days ...
Minassian Vatche A - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare success rates between anterior colporrhaphy and abdominal paravaginal defect repair for treatment of anterior vaginal wall prolapse. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing anterior colporrhaphy plus polyglactin 910 mesh (vaginal) to paravaginal defect repair (abdominal) in women with symptomatic anterior vaginal wall prolapse. Pelvic organ ...
Yeral Mahmut - - 2013
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) are prone to develop thrombosis and infection due to their inflammatory and immune deficiency state. These patients require red cell exchange therapy for treatment or prevention of hemoglobin S associated complications. Owing to vascular access problems, adult patients need central venous catheterization (CVC) for ...
Niccoli Giampaolo - - 2013
Aims: To evaluate the incidence, time course and predictors of late target lesion revascularisation (TLR) (between one and two years) as compared to early TLR (<1 year) following everolimus-eluting stent implantation in patients enrolled in the SPIRIT V study. Methods and results: The SPIRIT V single-arm study enrolled a total ...
Pushparajah K - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Describe outcomes from stenting transverse aortic arch hypoplasia. BACKGROUND: Hypoplasia of the transverse arch may result in residual systemic hypertension and may be amenable to stenting. METHODS: Outcomes for transverse aortic arch hypoplasia stenting were collated from 4 centres between 2000 and 2010. Primary endpoints were reduction in peak ...
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