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BACKGROUND The primary aim of this study was to explore the safety and feasibility of minimally invasive surgical device closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (PMVSDs) in children using echocardiography for preoperative assessment and intraoperative guidance. METHODS We enrolled 942 children diagnosed with PMVSDs from April 2010 to October(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the feasibility, timing and indications for closure of large muscular ventricular septal defects (VSDs) in infants without use of a cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS A total of 9 infants with large muscular VSDs ranging in size from 7 to 15 mm were treated by minimally invasive closure without cardiopulmonary bypass between(More)
In order to review the surgical experience of a single institute with regard to the treatment of primary cardiac tumors, data was collected on patients with a histopathological diagnosis of a primary cardiac tumor (with the exception of myxoma) in a retrospective analysis of those treated between 2004 and 2013. In total, 11 patients were identified, with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the value and significance of six serum biomarkers to the early diagnosis of osteoarthritis by means of quantitative detection of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), matrix metalloproteinase 13 (MMP-13), IL-6, C-terminal telopeptide of collagen type II (CTX2), cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels with time going on. (More)
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