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Higuchi Fujio - - 2012
Background:Ceramics are inorganic nonmetallic materials and are used as bioinert components in joint replacement surgeries. Ceramics are known to be low allergenic. We experienced a ceramic-induced psoriasis.Objective:We report a first case of possible ceramic-induced psoriasis caused by a ceramic insert.Methods:A 55-year-old female received an implanted ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacement for ...
Osborne Anwar Dayan - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for ST-elevation myocardial infarction state that an electrocardiogram (ECG) should be performed on patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome upon presentation to the emergency department (ED) within 10 minutes. OBJECTIVE:: To determine how previously published clinical criteria for obtaining an ECG ...
Veraldi S - - 2012
We describe two cases of hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans acquired in Brittany (North-Western France). The patients were a 23-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man. In both patients the feet were involved. In the second patient, a superinfection due to Staphylococcus aureus was recorded. The appearance in Brittany of a reservoir ...
Owens Katie H - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: Intravenous (IV) paracetamol is commonly used in the postoperative period for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. The main pathways for paracetamol metabolism are glucuronidation, sulfation, and oxidation, accounting for approximately 55%, 30%, and 10% of urinary metabolites, respectively. The aim of this study was to describe the ...
Lévy P-Y - - 2012
Clin Microbiol Infect 2012; 18: 1168-1175 ABSTRACT: Microbiological culture is the conventional method for establishing the diagnosis in implant-associated bone and joint infection, but it may lack both specificity and sensitivity. Molecular diagnosis has been an important step in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. We review the principles and the ...
Bento Ricardo Ferreira - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To report the results of cochlear implantation via the middle fossa approach in 4 patients, discuss the complications, and present a detailed description of the programming specifications in these cases. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Tertiary-care referral center with a well-established cochlear implant program. PATIENTS: Four patients with ...
Fesmire Francis M - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: Studies have individually reported the relationship of age, cardiac risk factors, and history of preexisting coronary artery disease (CAD) for predicting acute coronary syndromes in chest pain patients undergoing cardiac stress testing. In this study, we investigate the interplay of all these factors on the incidence of acute coronary ...
Bullen Tracey L - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to test the relevance of a cognitive behavioural model of body image in a prospective study of colorectal surgery patients and to determine if pre-existing body image disturbance influenced psychological adjustment following surgery. METHODS: Sixty-seven adult consecutive colorectal surgery patients completed measures assessing psychopathology, body image ...
Alaibac M - - 2012
CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorders of the skin represent a well-defined spectrum of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. They include lymphomatoid papulosis and cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma which are characterized by the common expression of the CD30 antigen, but different clinical, histological and molecular features. Recent progress in the pathobiology and identification of ...
Fanelli Gregory C - - 2012
The multiple ligament injured knee is a severe injury that may also involve neurovascular injuries, fractures, and other systemic injuries. Surgical treatment offers good functional results documented in the literature by physical examination, arthrometer testing, stress radiography, and knee ligament rating scales. Mechanical tensioning devices are helpful with cruciate ligament ...
Nolan Katherine - - 2012
Background:Giant basal cell carcinomas (GBCC) can demonstrate very malignant behavior and pose a surgical challenge.Objective:To present a surgical technique utilizing Mohs and the resection of narrow bands of tissue to excise a GBCC that created a large facial defect of 5 cm × 2 cm.Methods:A unique combination of Mohs micrographic ...
Pileri A - - 2012
AIM:Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDNC) is a rare tumour, which stems from plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Although the aetiology is still unclear, in the last few years various reports suggested a potential role of chromosomal aberrations in the oncogenesis. The disease is currently enclosed among "acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and ...
Dominguez-Rodriguez Alberto - - 2012
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is used in cardiology to grade the severity of heart failure and to assess its prognosis. However, it is unknown whether CPET may be a useful technique to rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with anginal chest pain and left bundle branch block (LBBB). ...
Jelsness-Jørgensen Lars-Petter - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) like symptoms and fatigue are frequently reported in quiescent inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We hypothesized that coexisting IBS-like symptoms might be associated with increased levels of fatigue and disease-related worries. METHODS: A total of 140 IBD outpatients were assessed. Cut-off for remission was <4 and ...
Agiannidis Christos - - 2012
Background:Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS) is a rare genodermatosis considered a subtype of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer and traditionally associated with mutations in the mismatch repair genes.Objective:We describe a 51-year-old male with primary manifestations of recurrent sebaceous adenoma of the upper eyelid, a positive cancer family history, and metachronous occurrence of colorectal ...
Soini K - - 2012
Recognizing cultural diversity among local breed farmers is crucial for the successful development and implementation of farm animal genetic resources FAnGr conservation policies and programmes. In this study based on survey data collected in the EUropean REgional CAttle breeds project from six European countries, a typology of local breed farmers ...
Lou Zhengcai - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of conservative treatment and fibroblast growth factor (FGF) applied directly or via Gelfoam on the healing of large traumatic tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs) in humans. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled trial. METHODS: A randomized prospective analysis was performed between ...
Gandini G - - 2012
Our aim was to identify elements useful in designing policies and programmes for conservation of farm animal genetic resources, taking as case study a group of European local cattle breeds. We first investigated the implications of differences among countries in the policies and programmes to be developed. Secondly, we analysed ...
Shah Priyank P - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: Despite the fact that studies have demonstrated cost-effectiveness of chest pain observation units (CPOUs) in emergency departments, they have not been widely implemented. Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score is an easy and reliable tool, but none of the prior studies have used it for risk stratification in CPOUs. ...
Koloski N A - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: We aim to evaluate the psychological impact and risk factors associated with new onset FI over 12years in adults over 18years for the first time in a population-based study. METHODS: Participants (n=1775) were a random population sample from Penrith, Australia who responded to a survey in 1997 and completed ...
Samycia Michael - - 2012
Background:Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) represents a hypersensitivity reaction to a variety of conditions, many of which have been reported in the literature.Methods and Results:We report on a 38-year-old woman with a 5-year history of recurrent polycylic, arcuate, scaly, erythematous patches with central clearing on her thighs and trunk. Clinical examination ...
Paholpak Pongsatorn - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To study the clinical characteristics and outcomes of psychosis and its clinical correlation with disease activity in Thai systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. METHODS: From 750 SLE patients, 36 episodes of psychosis or psychotic depression in SLE patients were retrospectively identified between June 1999 and June 2009 at Srinagarind ...
Seno L O - - 2012
Buffaloes are generally raised in Brazil without milk-recording programs, and thus without genetic evaluations of any of their traits. This study evaluated the economic impacts of three different selection strategies on buffalo populations and the evolution of genetic trends, genetic variances and inbreeding coefficients resulting from each of them. The ...
Santucci M - - 2012
Among primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas (CBCL), two main clinico-pathologic entities are recognized, i.e. marginal zone lymphoma (MZL), otherwise defined as extranodal MZL, MALT (Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue) type, and follicle center lymphoma (FCL). They are mostly characterized by indolent course (very limited risk of extracutaneous spread), very good response to non-aggressive ...
Bernengo M G - - 2012
Erythroderma is a rare but severe cutaneous condition characterized from a clinical point of view by a complete involvement (as per definition more than 80% body surface) of the skin surface. Pre-existing dermatoses account for about 70% of erythroderma cases, drug reactions are responsible for erythroderma in about 20%, whilst ...
Stephens Lynn - - 2012
Nurse practitioners are capable leaders in primary care design as practices nationwide move to consider and adopt the patient-centered medical home. The chronic care model provides a structure to enhance the care of chronic illness. Nurse practitioners are instrumental in many areas of this model as both leaders and caregivers. ...
Huang Robert L - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: The latest American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines recommend primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients within 90 minutes from presentation to the emergency room. For interhospital transfers, the most recent PCI guidelines recommend first medical contact-to-device times ≤120 minutes. Although PCI-capable hospitals ...
van der Wall E E - - 2012
All scientific manuscripts should be written and edited not only for scientific accuracy but also for appropriateness of language used in describing the level of evidence. Therefore, the editors of the HEART Group (representing the world's cardiovascular journals) recommend that all investigators and editors carefully select language to 'match' the ...
Longmire Michelle - - 2012
Background:Nerve involvement developed in a patient with granuloma annulare, as evidenced by a perineural infiltrate of histiocytes in the dermis. The histopathologic pattern was suggestive of leprosy. No mycobacteria were observed, and neurologic testing was normal.Objective:To determine whether inflammation of the nerves or perineural tissue is common in granuloma annulare, ...
Barro Alassane S - - 2012
Although recent efforts taken have substantially contained human onchocerciasis in many African countries, published reports indicate a recrudescence of the disease. To understand this problem, biophysical factors that favor the establishment of human onchocerciasis in Ghana and Burundi-countries identified as threat locations of recrudescence for neighboring countries-were analyzed. Data pertaining ...
Willemze R - - 2012
Primary cutaneous lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of T-cell and B-cell neoplasms that present in the skin without any evidence of extracutaneous disease at the time of diagnosis. In 1980 primary cutaneous lymphomas other than mycosis fungoides, Sezary syndrome and some related disorders, collectively termed cutaneous T-cell lymphoma had not ...
Kuzel Paul - - 2012
Background:The epidemiology of sebaceous carcinoma (SC) has not previously been examined in a Canadian population.Objective:To determine the epidemiologic trends of SC in Alberta, Canada, from 1988 to 2007.Methods:This study was a population-based, retrospective, epidemiologic analysis of SC in Alberta over a 20-year span.Results:Over the study period, the age-standardized SC incidence ...
Matilainen K - - 2012
Multiple-trait and random regression models have multiplied the number of equations needed for the estimation of variance components. To avoid inversion or decomposition of a large coefficient matrix, we propose estimation of variance components by Monte Carlo expectation maximization restricted maximum likelihood (MC EM REML) for multiple-trait linear mixed models. ...
Ockendon Matthew - - 2012
Loss of full knee extension following anterior cruciate ligament surgery has been shown to impair knee function. However, there can be significant difficulties in accurately and reproducibly measuring a fixed flexion of the knee. We studied the interobserver and the intraobserver reliabilities of a novel, smartphone accelerometer-based, knee goniometer and ...
Delfino C - - 2012
Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of extranodal NH lymphomas primarily presenting in the skin without extracutaneos involvement at diagnosis. Treatment choices closely depend on clinic-pathologic entity and disease stage. Among available choices, oral bexarotene has shown efficacy and safety both in monotherapy and in association with other ...
Dacey Bill - - 2012
This article outlines the regulatory movement propelling physicians into the electronic health record environment and the subsequent emergence of quality issues in the medical record. There are benefits and downside risks for implementing electronic health records as part of the desire of a practice or institution to build patient-centered medical ...
Vinyard Timothy Ryan - - 2012
Multiple ligament injuries of the knee are rare, and severe injuries are often present following a knee dislocation. Appropriate initial evaluation and management is of critical importance for maximizing the potential outcome and avoiding disastrous consequences associated with these difficult injuries. While many of these injuries present acutely in an ...
Quaglino P - - 2012
Mycosis fungoides (MF), which represents the most common subtype of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), is an epidermotropic lymphoma included as an indolent form in the recent WHO/EORTC classification. From a clinical point of view, the classic disease progression usually is slow and takes over years or even decades, and ...
Horvath Sofia A - - 2012
The strategy of prehospital activation by the emergency medical system (EMS) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been poorly adopted among the US hospitals that currently offer 24/7 primary percutaneous coronary intervention. In this study, we report a single center experience after the implementation of this strategy. From ...
Al-Benna Sammy - - 2012
Background:Plastic surgeons have many reconstructive options for lower nasal skin defects, but given the unique aesthetic features of nasal skin the best source for reconstruction is nasal skin itself, when sufficient quantity exists.Objective:The purpose of this study is to determine the outcome of bilateral alar cartilage reduction rhinoplasty in combination ...
Kim Ji-Min - - 2012
PURPOSE:: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the success rate of implants and vertical bone gain of edentulous posterior maxilla using ultrasonic piezoelectric vibration and hydraulic pressure, namely the hydrodynamic piezoelectric internal sinus elevation (HPISE) technique through a crestal approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS:: A total of 250 maxillary ...
Lotti T M - - 2012
Vitiligo represents a selective destruction of the melanocytes. It is a relatively common, probably autoimmune disorder that affects people of all backgrounds and both genders. No particular group seems to be preferentially affected. Half of vitiligo patients have an onset before the age of 18 years. In regions where leprosy ...
Fangbin Zhang - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:: Not all of the adverse effects to thiopurine therapy can be explained by thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) polymorphisms. This study was intended to evaluate the value of TPMT genotype and phenotype measurement during the first year of thiopurine therapy. METHODS:: Consecutive patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who ...
Makary Christian - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:: To determine if resonance frequency analysis (RFA) correlated with insertion torque (IT), bone volume (BV), and clinical osseointegration at 6 weeks. MATERIALS AND METHODS:: For 18 patients, BV was evaluated histologically by retrieving bone core biopsies before placement of 40 dental implants. Peak IT was recorded at implant placement, ...
Boligon A A - - 2012
Records of Nellore animals born from 1990 to 2006 were used to estimate genetic correlations of visual scores at yearling (conformation, C; finishing precocity, P; and muscling, M) with primiparous subsequent rebreeding (SR) and days to first calving (DC), because the magnitude of these associations is still unknown. Genetic parameters ...
Chowdhury Sharmin - - 2012
Neighbourhood risk factors for Campylobacter infection in Danish broilers were evaluated. Campylobacter infection status of a flock was identified by PCR analysis of cloacal swab samples collected as a part of national surveillance program. Included into the study were, in total, 10,876 broiler flocks sent by 226 farms to processing ...
Irgit Kaan Suleyman - - 2012
Although knee dislocations are relatively rare injuries; associated drop foot complication as a consequence of common peroneal nerve palsy (CPN) is substantially high. Even after successful ligament constructions; unresolved CPN palsy is a factor contributing to bad outcome after knee dislocations. CPN palsy is seen more after open dislocations, rotatory ...
Kempf W - - 2012
Cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified/not otherwise specified (PTL NOS) represents a phenotypically and prognostically heterogenous group of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) that do not fit into any of well defined defined CTCL subtypes. In the WHO-EORTC classification as well as the WHO classification, three entities have been delineated as provisional ...
Eggers Kai M - - 2012
In patients with acute chest pain, current guidelines recommend serial measurements of cardiac troponins at predefined and partly late time points. Consequently, diagnostic assessment in these patients tends to be lengthy and often results in unnecessary admissions. We, therefore, evaluated whether an approach integrating troponin results into the clinical context ...
Gosling John A - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive models have identified a number of factors that maintain sleep disturbance. It is unknown whether similar factors lead to initial onset. This study tested whether three cognitive-behavioural factors: ruminative style, somatic sensitivity, and behavioural avoidance predicted sleep disturbance onset at four-year follow-up. METHODS: Participants (n=4,042) were assessed using ...
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