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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk factors, type, and frequency of complications during video-EEG monitoring with subdural grid electrodes. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients who underwent invasive monitoring with subdural grid electrodes (n = 198 monitoring sessions on 187 patients; median age: 24 years; range: 1 to 50(More)
PURPOSE Subcapsular or perinephric hematoma is one of the most frequent and potentially serious complications of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). We determined the incidence of and risk factors for renal hematomas following electromagnetic shock wave lithotripsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between February 1999 and August 2003, 570 SWL treatments(More)
An emerging, cost-effective method to examine prevalent and future health risks of persons with disabilities is electronic health record (EHR) analysis. As an example, a case-control EHR analysis of adults with autism spectrum disorder receiving primary care through the Cleveland Clinic from 2005 to 2008 identified 108 adults with autism spectrum disorder.(More)
CONTEXT The World Health Organization classification recommends categorizing grade 3 follicular lymphomas based on the presence of centrocytes (grade 3A) or of sheets of centroblasts (grade 3B). The clinical significance of this practice is not known. OBJECTIVE To determine whether grade 3 follicular lymphoma subtype is associated with prognosis. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND The results of in-hospital resuscitations may depend on a variety of factors related to the patient, the environment, and the extent of resuscitation efforts. We studied these factors in a large tertiary referral hospital with a dedicated certified resuscitation team responding to all cardiac arrests. METHODS Statistical analysis of 445(More)
OBJECTIVES Endovascular stent grafting offers a potentially less invasive option for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Clinical benefit has been demonstrated with respect to early parameters such as blood transfusion, return of gastrointestinal function, and length of hospital stay. Endovascular repair, however, has been criticized on the basis of(More)
INTRODUCTION We wished to determine bioelectrical impedance (BIA) correlates before hydration or changes during hydration and determine if these changes were prognostically important. METHODS AND MATERIALS Fifty eligible patients underwent BIA measurements 3 consecutive days. Laboratory studies (electrolytes, creatinine, and hemoglobin) on day 1; weights(More)
PURPOSE Because the correlation between ammonia levels and the severity of hepatic encephalopathy remains controversial, we prospectively evaluated the correlation in 121 consecutive patients with cirrhosis. METHODS The diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy was based on clinical criteria, and the severity of hepatic encephalopathy was based on the West(More)
OBJECTIVE Post hoc analysis results of the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial and the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study suggest that carotid endarterectomy (CEA) may not be as efficacious in women as it is in men. This study was undertaken for the evaluation of whether there is a difference between men and women in early(More)
Rhabdoid differentiation has been associated with aggressive behavior in carcinomas from different organ systems. A recent consensus statement of the International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP), in addition to proposing a nucleolar grading system (ISUP grade) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to replace the Fuhrman system, recommended reporting the(More)