Marci S Damiano

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and clinical significance of postoperative delirium (PD) in patients with aortic stenosis undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHOD Between 2010 and 2013, 427 patients underwent TAVR (n = 168) or SAVR (n = 259) and were(More)
BACKGROUND The Scratch Collapse Test (SCT) is used to assist in the clinical evaluation of patients with ulnar nerve compression. The purpose of this study is to introduce the hierarchical SCT as a physical examination tool for identifying multilevel nerve compression in patients with cubital tunnel syndrome. METHODS A prospective cohort study (2010-2011)(More)
BACKGROUND Smaller transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) delivery systems have increased the number of patients eligible for transfemoral procedures while decreasing the need for transaortic (TAo) or transapical (TA) access. As a result, newer TAVR centers are likely to have less exposure to these alternative access techniques, making it harder to(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the role of preoperative pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) evaluated for aortic valve replacement (AVR), and to evaluate the association between lung disease and mortality in specific subgroups. METHODS Between 2008 and 2013, 535 patients with preoperative PFTs underwent AVR (transcatheter AVR(More)
OBJECTIVES The effect of atrial fibrillation (AF) on left atrial (LA) function has not been well defined and has been largely based on limited echocardiographic evaluation. This study examined the effect of AF and a subsequent Cox-Maze IV (CMIV) procedure on atrial function. METHODS Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) was performed in 20 healthy(More)
BACKGROUND This study sought to determine the validity and responsiveness of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire in cubital tunnel syndrome. METHODS Consecutive patients with cubital tunnel syndrome treated by anterior ulnar nerve transposition between September of 2009 and December of 2011 were reviewed retrospectively.(More)
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