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Lee Sak S Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
This study was conducted to evaluate the surgical outcomes of active infective endocarditis with aortic root abscess formation. Between February 1999 and June 2012, 49 patients underwent surgery for active endocarditis with aortic root abscess. The infected valve was native in 29 patients and prosthetic in 20 patients. The patients' ...
Aksakal O O Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey - - - 2014
Few studies have demonstrated the effects of the sacrospinous ligament fixation (SLF) in the long-term period. Aim of the study was to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of SLF. This was a longitudinal cohort study. Fifty-one patients who had undergone SLF were evaluated postoperatively at 1 and 7 years. ...
Quesada Rita R From the *Instituto Municipal de Investigación Médica; Departments of †Surgery and ‡Pathology, Hospital del Mar; and §Department of Animal Surgery, Veterinary Faculty, University of Barcelona, Barcelona; ∥Department of Pathology, Hospital Clínico Universitario "Lozano Blesa," Zaragoza; and ¶Department of Electronic Engineering, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine whether radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the pancreas and subsequent transection of the main pancreatic duct may avoid the risk of both necrotizing pancreatitis and postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) formation. Thirty-two rats were subjected to RFA and section of the pancreas over their ...
Stone Jonathan Jay - - 2014
The placement of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt is an effective treatment for hydrocephalus, but the failure rate remains high. There is an unclear association between the shunt components that are modified during revision and subsequent failure rate. A retrospective analysis was performed using a pediatric shunt database from 1990 to ...
Al-Taai Nameer N a Former Orthodontic Resident, Department of Orthodontics, Department of Odontology, Umeå University, Umeå, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) on nocturnal enuresis (NE) related to the nasal airway, nasal breathing, and plasma osmolality (as an indicator for antidiuretic hormone). Materials and Methods: Nineteen patients with monosymptomatic primary NE, aged 6-15 years, were treated with RME for 10-15 days. To exclude a ...
Alsina Ena E 1 Department of Radiology, General University Hospital Elche , Alicante, Spain - - 2014
Abstract Background: Venous thromboembolism is the most common postoperative medical complication after bariatric surgery. Mortality associated with thromboembolic processes can reach up to 50%-75%. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and portal-splenic-mesenteric vein thrombosis (PSMVT) in our population undergoing laparoscopic sleeve ...
Kim Eun Ran ER Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Second-look endoscopy is performed to check for the possibility of post-endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) bleeding and to perform prophylactic hemostasis in most hospitals; however, there is little evidence about the efficacy of second-look endoscopy. We investigated whether second-look endoscopy after ESD is useful in the prevention of post-ESD bleeding. A ...
Ascolani Marta M *Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Roma, Italy; †Department of Medicine, DIMED, Pathology Unit, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; and ‡Pathology Unit, Department of Surgery, and §Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Roma, - - 2014
Colonic metaplasia has been described in pouchitis. In a prospective study, we investigated whether colonic phenotype may develop in Crohn's disease (CD) ileum. The expression of sulfomucins (colonic mucin), sialomucins, and CD10 (small intestine mucin and phenotype) was evaluated before and after ileocolonic resection for CD. From February 2007 to ...
Laviola Marianna M Dipartimentodi Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, - - 2014
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) consists of an incomplete formation of the diaphragm and the subsequent herniation of abdominal bowels. Diaphragmatic defect can be repaired by primary closure or placing a patch. Respiratory follow up usually focuses on spirometric and clinical evaluation. The aim of the study was to assess thoraco-abdominal ...
Obaid Sami S Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Hôpital Notre Dame - Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), Montréal, Quebec, - - 2014
Background Although endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is the first-line treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus due to various pathologies, its role in hemorrhage-related obstructive hydrocephalus is poorly defined. We report our experience with ETV for hemorrhage-related obstructive hydrocephalus, demonstrate it feasibility, and discuss potential advantages over more conventional treatment modalities. Methods We performed a ...
Kari Fabian A FA Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany - - 2014
Technical variations of the David reimplantation valve-sparing aortic root replacement (V-SARR) procedure have been proposed to be advantageous in patients with connective tissue disease, such as the Marfan syndrome (MFS). We report results of a Marfan cohort treated exclusively with the non-modified David I procedure. Forty-eight Marfan patients (25 males, ...
Navaneethan Udayakumar U Digestive Disease Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA, - - 2014
Endoscopic treatment for esophageal perforation with stenting is an alternative to surgery. There is no data on the impact of timing of esophageal stent placement and outcomes in patients with esophageal perforation. To determine the significance of timing of esophageal stent placement on short-term (30-day complications) and long-term clinical outcomes ...
Arzola Cristian C From the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Mount Sinai Hospital (CA, RM, JCAC), Department of Anesthesia, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - - 2014
Ultrasound imaging of the spine is thought to reduce failed and traumatic neuraxial procedures. Most of the evidence supporting this assumption has been produced in the context of an expert sonographer performing the ultrasound assessment, and it remains unknown whether this technique is useful when used by multiple individual operators. ...
Michielon Guido G Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands - - 2014
Fontan failure (FF) represents a growing and challenging indication for paediatric orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). The aim of this study was to identify predictors of the best mid-term outcome in OHT after FF. Twenty-year multi-institutional retrospective analysis on OHT for FF. Between 1991 and 2011, 61 patients, mean age 15.0 ...
Harnroongroj Thos T Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand. E-mail address for Thossart Harnroongroj: - - 2014
Satisfactory results of implantation of the talar body prosthesis were reported in 1997, although some complications associated with the initial design were noted. The present study evaluated outcomes of treatment with a modified talar body prosthesis.METHODS: Of the thirty-six talar body prostheses implanted with use of a transmalleolar surgical approach ...
Murashita Takashi T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, - - 2014
Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) adversely affects surgical outcomes of mitral valve surgery. However, the long-term impact of Maze procedure has not been clear yet. Patients and Methods We retrospectively investigated 159 patients who underwent mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation with persistent AF between 1991 and 2010. The mean age of ...
Kuo Feng-Chih - - 2014
BackgroundThe patients aged ¿80 years have been considered to have a higher risk of mortality, postoperative complications, and longer hospital stay following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) than younger patients. The purposes of this retrospective study were to review the results of TKA in patients aged ¿80 years after a preoperative consultation.MethodsSeventy-five patients ...
Hikichi Takuto T Department of Endoscopy, Fukushima Medical University - - 2014
[Aim] The efficacy of pre-procedure oral proton pump inhibitor (PPI) administration for gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is unclear. This study evaluated oral PPI administration effectiveness on the day of ESD to prevent post-ESD bleeding. [Methods] This study examined 55 patients who underwent ESD for gastric neoplasm. Group A comprised ...
Kobayashi Adam A Interventional Stroke Treatment Centre, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland; Second Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, - - 2014
Dural arteriovenous fistulae can cause intracranial hemorrhage, but influences on this are unclear. We searched Ovid MEDLINE (from 1966), Embase (from 1980), and the Cochrane Library in September 2013 for studies of ≥50 adults with dural arteriovenous fistulae describing death or intracranial hemorrhage. Of 16 studies of retrospective associations between ...
Nakahara Kazunari K Kazunari Nakahara, Chiaki Okuse, Keigo Suetani, Yosuke Michikawa, Fumio Itoh, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki 216-8511, - - 2014
To investigate the need for pancreatic stenting after endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) in patients with difficult biliary cannulation. Between April 2008 and August 2013, 2136 patients underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-related procedures. Among them, 55 patients with difficult biliary cannulation who underwent EST after bile duct cannulation using the pancreatic duct ...
Nappi Francesco F Department of Cardiac Surgery, Centre Cardiologique du Nord, Paris, - - 2014
This study examines the outcomes of the cryopreserved mitral homograft in 110 patients prospectively followed with clinical, echocardiographic and structural valve deterioration (SVD) assessments. The etiology of mitral disease was: rheumatic disease (n = 70), endocarditis (n = 33), and others (n = 7). There were 31 partial homografts and 79 total homografts. Mitro-aortic homograft valve ...
Choi Jin Woo JW Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, #101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-744, - - 2014
To address technical feasibility and clinical outcome of transcatheter embolotherapy with N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) for bleeding ectopic varices. The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived informed consent. From January 2004 to June 2013, a total of 12 consecutive patients received transcatheter embolotherapy using NBCA for bleeding ectopic ...
Cresti Alberto A aDivision of Cardiology, Misericordia Hospital, Grosseto bDepartment of Cardiac Surgery, University of Siena, Siena cG. Pasquinucci Heart Hospital, Massa dInstitute of Clinical Physiology, National Council of Research, F. G. Monasterio, Pisa, - - 2014
Incidence of primary cardiac tumors (PCTs) is not known. Literature data derive from autoptic studies or echocardiographic registries. An incidence of 1 of 1000 autoptic and 1.5 of 1000 echocardiographic study is reported but data from a general population are not available. The aim of our study was to evaluate ...
Debernardi Venon Wilma W Gastro-Hepatology Unit, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is recommended to treat esophageal varices (EV) in cirrhosis and portal hypertension. A program of endoscopic surveillance is not clearly established. The aim of this prospective randomized trial was to assess the most effective timing of endoscopic monitoring after variceal eradication and its impact on the ...
Hyams Elias S ES Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, - - 2014
Flexible ureteroscopy (URS) is rapidly becoming a first-line therapy for many with renal and ureteral stones. However, the present understanding of treatment outcomes for patients with isolated proximal ureteral stones is limited. Therefore, we performed a prospective, multi-institutional study of ureteroscopic management of proximal ureteral stones < 2 cm in ...
Ragnarsson Sigurdur S Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Skane University Hospital, Lund University, Lund, Sweden - - 2014
Resection techniques are the established method for posterior mitral valve leaflet repair in degenerative mitral valve disease. However, implantation of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) neochordae is gaining acceptance. The aim of this study was to compare the durability and clinical outcome following mitral valve repair using ePTFE neochordae or leaflet resection. ...
Rozen Guy G aInterventional Cardiology Unit, The Leviev Heart Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center bDepartment of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, The Leviev Heart Center, Tel Hashomer, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is thought to change the characteristics and outcome of patients with aortic stenosis undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). We investigated the difference in clinical characteristics and outcomes of SAVR patients in the TAVI era. Two cohorts of consecutive patients undergoing isolated SAVR for severe ...
Meszaros Katharina K Department for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland Department for General Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, - - 2014
To report the mid-term results of aortic root replacement using a self-assembled biological composite graft, consisting of a vascular tube graft and a stented tissue valve. Between January 2005 and December 2011, 201 consecutive patients [median age 66 (interquartile range, IQR, 55-77) years, 31 female patients (15.4%), median logistic EuroSCORE ...
Guo Yan Y aDepartment of Gastroenterology, The No. 456 Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Jinan bDepartment of Gastroenterology, The No. 307 Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Beijing cDepartment of Gastroenterology, Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, People's Republic of - - 2014
Endoscopic placement of a iodine-125 radioactive stent is useful to treat obstructive jaundice with unresectable periampullary tumors. This study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the obstructive component of biliary radioactive stents and discuss the different obstructive mechanism with common plastic stents. Twenty consecutive patients with malignant obstruction underwent insertion of stents ...
Abdu Lawan L Department of Ophthalmology, Nose and Throat, Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University, Kano, - - 2014
Objective: To determine the pattern of naso-lachrymal duct obstruction (NLDO) and outcome of dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in children in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, over a 5-year period. Patients and Methods: The clinic and theater registers were used to retrieve the records of all patients below the age of 15 years ...
Kim Mimi M Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, - - 2014
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) may represent a superior alternative to reoperative fundoplication in patients with symptomatic failure. Our goal was to assess early outcomes of patients after RYGB for failed fundoplication. Records of patients who underwent fundoplication takedown and RYGB from March 2007 to June 2013 were reviewed for demographics, ...
Fu Yu Fei YF Department of Interventional Radiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, China. - - 2014
We aimed to report our preliminary results of subcarinal ventilation-assisted Y-shaped stent insertion under local anesthesia for patients with complex lower tracheal-carinal-main bronchial complex stenosis. Seven consecutive patients with lower tracheal-carinal-main bronchial complex stenosis underwent Y-shaped stent insertion under local anesthesia. During the procedure, subcarinal ventilation was performed using a ...
Liu Yun-Yan - - 2014
Background/Aims: There are many similarities and overlaps in clinical, radiological, endoscopic, and histological features among intestinal tuberculosis (ITB), Crohn's disease (CD), and primary intestinal lymphoma (PIL), and the differential diagnosis of ITB can be very challenging for clinicians. Patients and Methods: The clinical, radiologic, endoscopic, and pathological data of 213 ...
Speggiorin S S Heartlink ECMO Centre, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK - - 2014
We report a single centre experience of neonatal respiratory ECMO using the Avalon(®) double-lumen venous cannula and compare it with reports in the literature. Between 2008 and 2012, the Avalon(®) cannula was used in 72 neonates: median age at cannulation was 1.8 days (IQR 1.2-2.8 days) and bodyweight 3.4 Kg ...
Jun Chung Hwan CH Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of endoscopic injection of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBC; Histoacryl) for treatment of bleeding gastric varices. We retrospectively analyzed the records of 455 patients with gastric variceal hemorrhage (GVH) who were consecutively treated with NBC from January 2004 to July 2013, with a mean follow-up period ...
Tani M M Second Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera,, Wakayama, 641-8510, - - 2014
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is associated with a high incidence of postoperative complications including pancreatic fistula. This randomized clinical trial compared the incidence of pancreatic fistula between the isolated Roux-en-Y (IsoRY) and conventional reconstruction (CR) methods. Patients admitted for PD between June 2009 and September 2012 in a single centre were assigned ...
Nakagawa Naoya N Department of Surgery, Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Biochemical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, - - 2014
In recent years, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) has become increasingly problematic. Our aims were to clarify the relationship between NAFLD and postoperative pancreatic exocrine function and to identify the risk factors for NAFLD after PD. Patients who underwent PD (n = 104) were assessed with abdominal unenhanced computed ...
Sherrah Andrew G AG Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia; The Baird Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, - - 2014
The Medtronic Freestyle bioprosthesis (FSB) provides an alternative to other prostheses for both aortic valve and aortic root surgery. This paper is a systematic review of the post-operative outcomes in patients with aortic valve and/or aortic root disease following FSB implantation. Electronic databases were searched for primary analysis, prospective randomised ...
Zhang Yuanyuan Y Department of Pulmonology, Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, People's Republic of - - 2014
This study prospectively evaluated the effect of early bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) on refractory Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia with radiologically proven large pulmonary lesions in children. A total of 35 children diagnosed as having refractory M. pneumoniae pneumonia with radiologically proven large pulmonary lesions completed the study. According to the time point ...
Gowda Keshava Murty Narayana KM Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, - - 2014
We aimed to determine whether infants undergoing cardiac surgery would more efficiently attain negative fluid balance postoperatively with passive peritoneal drainage as compared to traditional pleural drainage. A prospective, randomized study including children undergoing repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) or atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) was completed between September 2011 ...
Candell Leah L East Bay Surgical Residency Program, University of California, San Francisco, Oakland, - - 2014
Rupture after abdominal endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a function of graft maintenance of the seal and fixation. We describe our 10-year experience with rupture after EVAR. From 2000 to 2010, 1736 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) from 17 medical centers underwent EVAR in a large, regional integrated ...
Suzuki Tsugutoshi T Department of Pediatric Electrophysiology, Pediatric Medical Care Center, Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia of left anterior fascicular origin (IVT-LAF) is a rare condition, and radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) therapy has not been reported in children. To evaluate the procedures and outcomes of RFCA for pediatric IVT-LAF. Pediatric IVT-LAF cases for which RFCA was performed between June 2006 and May 2012 ...
Wijffels C J CJ Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein - - - 2014
To review technical success and clinical outcome of reinterventions to treat complications after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (EVAR) in a tertiary vascular center. The study enrolled 107 patients treated for post--EVAR complications between January 2005 and March 2014. Details of reinterventions, technical success, and midterm clinical outcome were ...
García-Aparicio L L Sección de Urología Pediátrica, Servicio de Cirugía Pediátrica, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the incidence of urinary tract infection in those patients that we have used an ureteral double-J stent as internal diversion after urological procedures. We reviewed all the medical records of patients who had a ureteral double-J stent after a urological procedure from August 2007 to May 2013. We ...
Thereaux Jérémie J Department of General, Digestive, and Metabolic Surgery, Ambroise Paré University Hospital, Versailles Saint-Quentin University, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Boulogne-Billancourt, - - 2014
Adjustable gastric bands are widely used because of low postoperative morbidity, but their long-term results are poor, often leading to revisional surgery. To assess the safety of revisional procedures by comparing the 30-day outcomes of primary gastric bypass vs revisions following failed adjustable gastric banding. Retrospective review using logistic regression ...
Sharma P S V N PS From the Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, - - 2014
The objective was to study the outcome of mood stabilizer discontinuation on recurrence in patients with bipolar disorder after at least 5 years of euthymia. Twenty-three patients diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Diagnostic Criteria for Research, receiving mood stabilizer prophylaxis for ...
Fukuda Masafumi M Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, Niigata-City, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine whether various clinical factors are related to the long-term outcomes of patients with sporadic cerebellar hemangioblastomas. Subjects included 36 patients (19 men; 17 women) who underwent resection of sporadic hemangioblastoma in the cerebellum. Age at surgery ranged from 17 to 79 years (mean, 49.7 years). The tumor size, ...
Sugiyama Gen G Gen Sugiyama, Yoshinobu Okabe, Yusuke Ishida, Fumihiko Saitou, Ryuichi Kawahara, Hiroto Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Horiuchi, Hisafumi Kinoshita, Osamu Tsuruta, Michio Sata, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, - - 2014
To review the usefulness of endoscopic biliary stenting for obstructive jaundice caused by hepatocellular carcinoma and identify problems that may need to be addressed. The study population consisted of 36 patients with obstructive jaundice caused by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent endoscopic biliary stenting (EBS) as the initial drainage procedure ...
Preventza Ourania O Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Tex; Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex. Electronic address: - - 2014
We examined the early and midterm outcomes of homograft use in reoperative aortic root and proximal aortic surgery for endocarditis and estimated the associated risk of postoperative reinfection. From January 2001 to January 2014, 355 consecutive patients underwent reoperation of the proximal thoracic aorta. Thirty-nine patients (10.9%; mean age, 55.4 ...
Whitehead William E WE Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, - - 2014
Object Shunt survival may improve when ventricular catheters are placed into the frontal horn or trigone of the lateral ventricle. However, techniques for accurate catheter placement have not been developed. The authors recently reported a prospective study designed to test the accuracy of catheter placement with the assistance of intraoperative ...
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