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In left-sided infective endocarditis (IE), a large vegetation >10 mm is associated with higher mortality, yet it is unknown whether surgery during the acute phase opposed to medical therapy is associated with improved survival. We assessed the association between surgery and 6-month mortality as related to vegetation size.
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Name: European heart journal
Musculoskeletal complaints (MSC) are common in the general population, causing a major disease burden to the individual and society. The association between MSC and mortality is still unclear. To our ...
Vegetation size is a prognostic predictor in infective endocarditis (IE) and guides surgical management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of real-time 3-dimensional transesophageal e...
Thousands of physicians attend scientific conferences each year. While recent data indicate that variation in staffing during such meetings impacts survival of non-surgical patients, the association b...
Patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis who do not have curative treatment options often develop acute obstructive symptoms and when conservative management fails, surgical treatment is the remaining ...
We aimed to externally validate the Get With the Guidelines (GWTG) risk model for all stroke types to predict in-hospital stroke mortality in Chinese patients and moreover to explore its prognostic va...
Prospective study including all the consecutive patients admitted at the Department of Cardiology, Timone Hospital wih a definite diagnosis of IE according to the modified Duke criteria. T...
Incision size in cataract surgery is related to induced surgical astigmatism, chamber stability, and surgical efficiency. Sleeves of different diameters change the size of the surgical in...
The purpose of this trial is determine whether a 50,000 IU oral dose of vitamin A delivered to newborn infants within the first days of life, reduces six-month infant mortality by at least...
A prospective longitudinal study similar to the one performed by Claushuis and colleagues (2016) will be performed in order to further understand the epidemiology and clinical relationship...
Limited information is available about surgical checklist effectiveness in Latin America. We plan to compare the pre and post surgical checklist implementation in a tertiary healthcare cen...
Surgical procedure in which the STOMACH is transected high on the body. The resulting small proximal gastric pouch is joined to any parts of the SMALL INTESTINE by an end-to-side SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS, depending on the amounts of intestinal surface being bypasses. This procedure is used frequently in the treatment of MORBID OBESITY by limiting the size of functional STOMACH, food intake, and food absorption.
A surgical specialty concerned with the structure and function of the eye and the medical and surgical treatment of its defects and diseases.
Postnatal deaths from BIRTH to 365 days after birth in a given population. Postneonatal mortality represents deaths between 28 days and 365 days after birth (as defined by National Center for Health Statistics). Neonatal mortality represents deaths from birth to 27 days after birth.
The diagnosis and treatment of human responses of individuals and groups to actual or potential health problems with the characteristics of altered functional ability and altered life-style. (American Nurses Association & Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Standards of Rehabilitation Nursing Practice, 1986, p.2)
Surgical removal of the ductus deferens, or a portion of it. It is done in association with prostatectomy, or to induce infertility. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...