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Cai Mingyue - - 2013
To investigate the treatment and long-term outcome of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) after partial splenic embolization (PSE). From January 2006 to December 2011, 145 patients with hypersplenism caused by cirrhotic portal hypertension underwent PSE. In 11 cases, PVT was detected 13-42 days after PSE. Among the 11 patients, 5 underwent ...
Roggério Alessandra - - 2013
We searched for any relationship between Chlamydophilapneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9), and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 (TIMP-1) in aneurysmatic atherosclerotic lesions, and whether this relationship differed from that in atherosclerotic nonaneurysmatic lesions. Twenty-eight tissue samples paired by age and sex were grouped as follows: group 1 included ...
Girdauskas E - - 2013
Aim: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a very heterogeneous disorder and risk of aortic events in BAV may be influenced by phenotype of the disease. Correlation has been proposed between aortic dilatation patterns and functional status of the BAV (i.e., stenosis versus insufficiency). The aim of our study was to ...
Li Jian - - 2013
For most patients with severely ankylosed hips, traditional surgical approaches do not provide sufficient exposure during THAs. We report our experience with a combined anterior and posterior approach using a lateral incision for total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with severe, spontaneous bony hip ankylosis. Between January 2004 and December ...
Hardes J - - 2013
We evaluated the clinical results and complications after extra-articular resection of the distal femur and/or proximal tibia and reconstruction with a tumour endoprosthesis (MUTARS) in 59 patients (mean age 33 years (11 to 74)) with malignant bone or soft-tissue tumours. According to a Kaplan-Meier analysis, limb survival was 76% (95% confidence ...
Al-Hwiesh Abdullah K - - 2013
Insertion of the peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter by a nephrologist has been encouraged by several studies. The ultimate goal is to provide safe, timely, and effective catheter insertion without an unduly long wait time or delay. The success of PD depends partly on the ease of catheter insertion. We developed ...
Harmer Rebecca - - 2013
IT SUDDENLY dawned on me the other day that I have now been qualified for a whole year. From the moment I started as a healthcare assistant - while patiently waiting for my pin to come through - the time has gone so quickly.
Chula Domingos Candiota - - 2013
Percutaneous peritoneal catheter insertion can be performed by trained nephrologists. The objective of this study was to compare the outcome of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters percutaneous inserted with the traditional surgical technique. One hundred twenty-one PD catheters were placed in 121 stage-5 Chronic kidney disease patients using three techniques: percutaneous ...
Dong Yang - - 2013
Objective To compare the clinical effectiveness of fiberoptic bronchoscope(FOB)-guided intubation through the Cookgas intubating laryngeal airway(CILA)and the Fastrach intubating laryngeal mask airway(FT-LMA)in the management of anticipated difficult airways.Methods Sixty patients with all three difficult intubation criterion(thyromental distance<60 mm, interincisor distance<35 mm, and Mallampati class 3 or 4)undergoing elective plastic surgery ...
Eom Jung Seop JS Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2013
In patients with post-tuberculosis bronchial stenosis (PTBS), the severity of bronchial stenosis affects the restenosis rate after the silicone stent is removed. In PTBS patients with incomplete bronchial obstruction, who had a favorable prognosis, the timing of stent removal to ensure airway patency is not clear. We evaluated the time ...
Bajpai Minu M Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2013
To study the outcome of endoscopic hyaluronic acid/dextranomer injection in patients with vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR). Sixty-three children were evaluated with a median follow up of 18 months (12-55 months) before injecting hyaluronic acid/dextranomer in a total of 99 ureteric moieties. Median age at presentation was 24 months (6-72 months). Primary ...
Ozcan S S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, - - 2013
This study aimed to compare the results of one-and two-stage basilic vein transposition (BVT) in haemodialysis patients. This was a non-randomised, retrospective study between January 2007 and January 2012 on 96 patients who were diagnosed with end-stage renal failure (ESRF) (54 males, 42 females; mean age 43.6 ± 14 years) ...
Albuquerque Walton - - 2013
To evaluate the efficacy of complement by argon plasma coagulation to reduce the rate of residual or recurrent tumor after complete endoscopic piecemeal resection of large sessile colorectal adenomas. Inclusion criteria: patients with large sessile colorectal adenomas (e" 20 mm), without morphological signs of deep infiltration, submitted to complete endoscopic ...
Mirshemirani Alireza A Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2013
Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are the most common cause of bladder outlet obstruction in infancy that impair renal and bladder function. This study was planned to evaluate and record the various clinical presentations and management, complications, and surgical management and long-term outcome of PUV. In a retrospective study, 98 patients ...
Lindholm Espen E EE * Senior Consultant Anesthetist, ‡ Clinical Nurse Specialist and Research Assistant, Department of Anesthesiology, # Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Norway. † Consultant Cardiologist, Center for Cardiological Innovation, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway. § Professor, Clinical Cardiovascular Translational Research, Center for Clinical Heart Research, Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Norway; and Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. ‖ Senior Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Scandinavian Venous Centre, Oslo, Norway. ** Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo; and Clinical Professor in Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, - - 2013
On the basis of data indicating that volatile anesthetics induce cardioprotection in cardiac surgery, current guidelines recommend volatile anesthetics for maintenance of general anesthesia during noncardiac surgery in hemodynamic stable patients at risk for perioperative myocardial ischemia. The aim of the current study was to compare increased troponin T (TnT) ...
Karadsheh Zeid Z Department of Medicine, Brockton Hospital, Brockton, - - 2013
Variceal bleeding is one of the most feared complications in patients with liver cirrhosis. It continues to be a leading cause of death among patients with liver cirrhosis. Although its prognosis has improved over the last several decades, it still carries substantial mortality. Preventing variceal bleeding has been extensively studied ...
Bager Palle - - 2013
Abstract Objective. The prevalence of anemia in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been broadly described. The recurrence, type and burden of anemia remain unenlightened. The primary objective was to describe this. The secondary objective was to evaluate the implementation of European guidelines. Materials and methods. This longitudinal follow-up study included ...
Kim Gwan Sic - - 2013
Whether to repair or replace the mitral valve for patients with significant mitral regurgitation undergoing aortic valve replacement is still controversial. From January 1990 to December 2011, a total of 663 patients underwent aortic valve replacement combined with mitral valve surgery. Among these, 253 patients (mean age 55.9 ± 14.5 ...
Vavken Patrick - - 2013
The objective of this study was to systematically review and quantitatively synthesize the data on recurrence rates after shoulder immobilization in internal versus external rotation in first-time, traumatic shoulder dislocations. We performed a systematic search of the keywords "(((external rotation) OR internal rotation) AND immobilization) AND shoulder" in the online ...
Sharma Vikas V Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, - - 2014
To define the durability of aortic valve repair (AVRep) and the effect of surgical timing on late survival. From June 1986 to June 2011, 331 patients underwent elective AVRep for aortic regurgitation (mean age, 53 ± 17 years; 76% men). The repair methods included commissuroplasty (n = 270; 81%), triangular resection and plication ...
Bouras T - - 2013
A recent comparative study reported lower revision rate and higher survival in ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) than in metal-on-metal (MoM) coupling in Zweymüller-Plus THA. We retrospectively studied 87 consecutive patients (94 hips), who primarily received Zweymüller-Plus THA (SL-Plus stem, ceramic 28-mm ball head, Bicon cup) with third-generation CoC bearing surfaces for osteoarthritis. ...
Dell'era Alessandra - - 2013
Influence of portal vein thrombosis on efficacy of endoscopic variceal banding in patients with cirrhosis or extrahepatic portal vein obstruction has never been evaluated. Aim of the study was to assess influence of thrombosis on rate and time to eradication in cirrhosis and extrahepatic portal vein obstruction undergoing banding, compared ...
Said Sameh M - - 2013
Tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation in congenital heart disease includes a heterogeneous group of lesions, and few series have documented the outcomes. We reviewed the records of 553 patients with congenital heart disease who had undergone TV surgery for tricuspid regurgitation from January 1993 to December 2010. Patients with Ebstein malformation ...
Weimar Timo - - 2013
The enthusiasm about the advantages of a viable autologous transplant faded with recent reports of autograft deterioration and associated reoperations after the Ross procedure. This report evaluates predictors for autograft failure and outcomes extending into the second decade after a Ross procedure. From 1995 through 2012, 645 consecutive patients (mean ...
Kaneko Tsuyoshi T Department of Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
Because of its durability, the mechanical valve is typically chosen for young patients undergoing mitral valve replacement (MVR). However, a bioprosthetic valve might have the benefit of valve-in-valve transcatheter valve replacement when valve failure occurs. We examined the outcomes in patients who had undergone mechanical valve MVR (MVRm) versus bioprosthetic ...
Russo Andrea - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To investigate topographic optic disc changes after surgical intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction in adults with open angle glaucoma (OAG). Methods: Optic discs of patients with advanced primary open angle or exfoliation glaucoma were imaged using optical coherence tomography within 1 week before trabeculectomy. Patients were rescanned 1 week, ...
Irani Shayan - - 2013
Traditional endoscopic management of benign biliary strictures (BBS) consists of placement of one or more plastic stents. Emerging data support the use of covered self-expandable metal stents (CSEMS). We sought to assess outcome of endoscopic temporary placement of CSEMS in patients with BBS. This was a retrospective study of CSEMS ...
Lee Melissa G Y - - 2013
To review the long-term outcomes of patients born with single-ventricle physiology and aortic arch obstruction. Follow-up of 70 consecutive neonates undergoing single-ventricle palliation and arch repair, excluding hypoplastic left heart syndrome, between 1983 and 2008, was reviewed. Dominant arch anomalies were coarctation (n = 48), interrupted arch (n = 10), and hypoplastic arch alone ...
Orloff Marshall J - - 2013
In 1994, the authors reported their experience with radical esophagogastrectomy for bleeding esophagogastric varices due to unshuntable extra-hepatic portal hypertension. Since then, the series has expanded from 22 to 44 patients. The aim of this study was to assess the validity of the previous observations and conclusions in the largest ...
Unal Aydin - - 2013
In this study, we aimed to compare patient and technique survival between the patients, in whom peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter was removed due to severe peritonitis and then it was reinserted, and those, in whom PD catheter was removed due to non-peritonitis causes and then it was reinserted. Sixty-two patients, ...
Harraz Ahmed M - - 2013
Objectives: To assess the effect of internal ureteral stents (IUS) on renal function (RF) and to determine factors associated with the RF changes. Methods: Between February 2009 and September 2012, 103 patients with bilateral or IUS in a solitary kidney were retrospectively analyzed. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated ...
Li Ching Angela - - 2013
Objective. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS)-dependent children require abdominal surgery for many reasons. Our objective was to quantify the risk of abdominal surgery on VPS survival and to determine whether timing of abdominal intervention impacts on shunt outcome. Methods. Retrospective data collection was performed on all children undergoing primary VPS insertion or ...
Girdauskas Evaldas - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate aortic media changes in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) and simultaneous replacement of the proximal aorta for BAV stenosis vs BAV insufficiency. Review of our institutional BAV database identified a subgroup of 79 consecutive BAV patients ...
Leinwand Michael - - 2013
The classic intervention for subcutaneous abscesses is incision and drainage followed by wound packing. This is thought to aid hemostasis, and prevent reorganization of the abscess. Removal of packing material may be painful and anxiety provoking. We sought to determine whether packing could be omitted with equal efficacy. One hundred ...
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 ...
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