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Ono N - - 1992
To examine the influence of atrial fibrillation (Af) on stroke onset, we measured the plasma D-dimer level, thrombin antithrombin III complex and plasmin alpha 2 antiplasmin complex (PAP) in 46 stroke patients with Af and 87 stroke patients without Af. These marker levels were significantly higher in Af patients with ...
Peräsalo R - - 1992
This study investigates the relationship of atrial fibrillation, systemic blood pressure and nerve fiber loss. 213 institutionalized glaucoma patients (mean age 83.9 years) and 100 control patients (mean age 81.8 years) were examined ophthalmologically and analyzed for blood pressure. A 12-lead electrocardiogram, analyzed according to the Minnesota code, was taken ...
Rozenbaum R - - 1992
The study of the clinical isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans from 83 Brazilian patients with disseminated cryptococcosis showed that 75 were C. neoformans var. neoformans and 8 were var. gattii. Twenty-seven isolates were serotyped; all 19 var. neoformans were serotype A and all 8 var. gattii were serotype B. The correlation ...
Kingma J H - - 1992
Efficacy and safety of intravenous flecainide (2 mg/kg body weight in 10 minutes), verapamil (10 mg in 1 minute), and propafenone (2 mg/kg body weight in 10 minutes) were investigated in 90 consecutive patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or flutter (AFL). In the first 40 patients, flecainide and verapamil were ...
Asakura H - - 1992
It is well known that atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most important diseases that predispose patients to thrombosis. We have attempted to identify patients with AF in the hypercoagulable state by measuring molecular markers such as thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT) and prothrombin fragment 1 + 2 (PTF) and ...
Shepherd J - - 1992
BACKGROUND: Patients who fall present a diagnostic challenge to family physicians. The diagnostic workup of these patients must be thorough enough to detect and treat important causes of the fall yet not subject patients to unnecessary tests. Previous studies have provided only limited guidance for primary care physicians because in ...
Spirito P - - 1992
It has been generally assumed that most patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) who develop atrial fibrillation (AF) have marked left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and subaortic obstruction. The morphologic and functional features of this subset of patients with HC have not been systematically investigated. The LV morphology and functional profile of ...
Chidambaram M - - 1992
Rhythm change was observed in 21 of 242 (8.7%) patients during the first four weeks of open heart surgery (OHS). In the valve-replacement group of 148 patients the rhythm change was found to be associated with significant pericardial effusion (PE). Seven patients had rhythm changes during the first three days ...
Schwietz L A - - 1992
Allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) is a noninvasive disease first described as a distinctive clinical and histopathologic entity more than 10 years ago. The typical patient is immunocompetent, atopic, has chronic sinusitis refractory to medical therapy, and 100% of those we have diagnosed have nasal polyps. Because of the histopathologic similarity ...
Mann W C - - 1992
This study explored the use of remote control devices by elderly nursing home patients. Two groups of patients were given radios, and each patient in one of the two groups was also given a remote device to simplify the task of turning the radio on and off. Over a period ...
Kumagai K - - 1991
BACKGROUND: Although the electrophysiological mechanisms underlying self-sustaining atrial fibrillation (AF) are unclear, recent studies suggest that one requirement for reentry, slow conduction, is frequently present in patients with AF. However, these observations limited to paroxysmal AF may not necessarily apply to chronic AF. Therefore, electrophysiological properties of the atrium and ...
Hutcheson P S - - 1991
Seventy-nine patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) were evaluated and were followed in a longitudinal, prospective fashion during a 6-year period for the development of immune parameters indicating Aspergillus fumigatus (Af) sensitization and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). Although four patients developed frank ABPA, there was considerable variability in immune parameters in ...
Niizeki H - - 1991
We investigated the HLA class II antigens in 30 Japanese cases of pemphigus, 17 cases of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and 13 cases of pemphigus foliaceus (PF), by both serologic and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analyses. We detected two major haplotypes susceptible to PV, i.e., DRw12-DQw7 and DRw6-DQw5. In contrast, ...
Frustaci A - - 1991
Fourteen patients (ten men and four women; mean age, 37 years) with lone atrial fibrillation (AF) (1 to 18 months' duration) were evaluated by thyroid function tests, two-dimensional echocardiography, hemodynamics, coronary angiography, and left ventricular endomyocardial biopsy, because of unresponsiveness to the usual antiarrhythmic therapy. The results of the T3, ...
Aste N - - 1991
The antifungal efficacy and tolerability of 1% terbinafine cream vs. 1% bifonazole cream were assessed in a single blind randomized trial in patients with pityriasis versicolor. Terbinafine, a drug of the allylamines group, a new class of anti-mycotic agents, blocks sterol biosynthesis in the pathogen through inhibition of squalene epoxidase ...
Tresch D D - - 1991
Little is known concerning the specific clinical characteristics of patients in persistent vegetative states (PVS). Fifty-one patients from four nursing homes, approximately 3% of the total patients, were identified as being in a PVS. The mean age of the patients was 64.8 +/- 3.2 years (range, 19 to 96 years) ...
Asano Y - - 1991
To explore the etiology of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) in the Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, we examined the rates of AF episodes and performed electrophysiologic studies in 58 patients with WPW syndrome. They were classified into three patient groups depending on the property of antegrade conduction over accessory pathways: manifest WPW, ...
Andersen J S - - 1991
In a blinded controlled study, 58 consecutive patients with definite left atrial enlargement (M-mode dimension of at least 45 mm) were followed up after 1-2 years. The aim of the study was to examine the following: (a) the prospective risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF); and (b) the effect of ...
Nakazawa H - - 1991
Rhythm conversion in patients with post-thyrotoxic atrial fibrillation (AF) has been performed with disopyramide in order to evaluate the conversion rate and to test its effect on the maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion. The duration of AF ranged from 9 to 122 months (mean 31.8 months). Of 81 patients, ...
Astorga Paulsen G - - 1991
The efficacy and tolerability of etodolac and piroxicam were compared in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Two hundred and twenty patients entered a double-blind, parallel group trial and were randomly assigned to receive 300 mg etodolac twice daily (n = 112) or 20 mg piroxicam once daily (n = ...
Wu J M - - 1991
Atrial flutter (AF) is a potentially dangerous arrhythmia in children, which is difficult to be converted into sinus rhythm by drug therapy alone. In four young patients (3 had history of cardiac surgery, 1 had Ebstein's anomaly), the AF which had failed to medical therapy was converted into sinus rhythm ...
Gross J - - 1990
Effective DDD pacing requires that patients remain free of atrial fibrillation (AF). Four hundred eighty-nine consecutive patients undergoing initial transvenous DDD implants were reviewed to determine the incidence of postimplant AF in this population and to assess what factors, known at implant, predicted the later development of AF. The variables ...
Grimm W W University Hospital of Internal Medicine, Würzburg, Federal Republic of - - 1990
Only few data are available about the course of symptoms, cardiac diseases, and spontaneous rhythm in pacemaker patients. Therefore, we followed the course of 308 paced patients (age 72 +/- 11 years) with a mean implantation time of 63 +/- 45 months. The symptom triad of syncope, dizziness, and dyspnea ...
Tswana S A - - 1990
Five hundred and twenty faecal samples or rectal swabs, collected over one year from children mainly under 24 months, were tested for the presence of human rotavirus (HRV) in enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). Fifty-three (23.6 pc) of 225 diarrhoea samples and 25 (8.5 pc) of 295 control samples were ...
Stevenson E W - - 1990
The objective of this study was to analyze the results of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty on 133 adult patients with sleep apnea. This group of patients was subjected to computer analysis by a statistician. Two previously unreported observations were revealed: There was a straight line decline in measurable improvement with advancing age so, ...
Langer A - - 1990
The construction of a family pedigree consumes an average of 15-20 minutes during a typical preamniocentesis counseling session. The records of 1,131 patients were reviewed to determine whether development of a pedigree before amniocentesis reveals conditions other than those for which the patient was referred often enough to justify the ...
Cabin H S - - 1990
The risk for systemic embolization was studied in 272 patients without mitral stenosis or prosthetic valves who were referred to the echocardiography laboratory with atrial fibrillation (AF). During a mean follow-up period of 33 months (range less than 1 to 83), 27 (10%) patients had a systemic embolic event, which ...
Nord E - - 1990
Some sick leave of patients waiting for elective surgery could be avoided if these patients were treated with less delay. One way of achieving this is to give priority to patients on sick leave. Problems of fairness that such a policy would raise might be solved by assuring that part ...
Mueller-Heubach E - - 1990
The placentas of 1843 deliveries were examined for the presence of histologic chorioamnionitis, which was classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Chorioamnionitis was present in 7.5% of patients who underwent cesarean before labor and in 18 and 32% of those delivering at term and preterm, respectively. Chorioamnionitis was severe in ...
Guidotti M - - 1990
The cerebral CT-scan results of 72 patients with chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) were compared to those of an age- and sex-matched control group, affected by muscle-tensive headache. None of the patients in the study had any neurologic symptoms. All were normal on neurologic examination. Mean age was 68 years in ...
Bassaw B - - 1990
The epidemiology, clinical features and method of evacuating the uterus were reviewed in 30 patients with hydatidiform mole. The incidence was greatest in patients with blood group O and among young East Indians. There was no seasonal variation nor was there any progression to choriocarcinoma. Only one partial mole and ...
Paul T - - 1990
Syncope in patients due to Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome may be related either to a rapid rate of supraventricular tachycardia or to rapid ventricular response over the accessory pathway during atrial fibrillation (AF). From 1982 to 1987, 74 patients less than or equal to 25 years old (mean age 12.6 years) ...
Mezzani A - - 1990
Twenty-two subjects with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) electrocardiographic pattern performing agonistic physical activity were referred to our laboratory to assess arrhythmogenic risk (group 1). This allowed us to evaluate a less known aspect, namely that of effects of training on the electrophysiologic properties of the atrium and accessory pathway. This was done ...
Huang G J - - 1990
The records of 33 openbite patients treated with cribs were collected. The sample was divided into two groups with group one comprised of 26 growing patients and group two comprised of seven nongrowing patients. There was a significant increase in overbite for both groups during treatment. The nongrowing group also ...
Walkey F H - - 1990
Two propositions about attitudes, which have previously been supported with respect to the mentally ill, were examined with respect to AIDS patients. The first, that people attach a stigma to the AIDS patient, was strongly supported, and two quite independent components of the stigma were found. One of these components ...
Rao A - - 1990
A computer program to derive the reference range from patients' results is presented. It separately modifies the two halves (separated by the peak) of the frequency distribution curve of patients' results by extending a para-apical portion by linear regression and thus derives the frequency distribution curve representing results unaffected by ...
Jessurun J - - 1990
In order to identify the characteristics of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) as it occurs in Mexico, a comparative study of the demographic and pathological findings of the first 58 patients who died of AIDS and were autopsied at two Mexican hospitals, Hospital General de Mexico (HG) and Instituto ...
Mary-Rabine L - - 1990
Seventy-seven patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) received oral flecainide acetate (247 +/- 8 mg/day). In 66 patients, previous antiarrhythmic trials consisted of 1-9 drugs. In 55 cases, AF was paroxysmal. It was persistent in 22 patients. Conversion and/or no recurrence of AF was achieved in 40 patients (52%) by ...
Smith C - - 1990
Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA) has not been described previously in any large group of indigenous African patients. This was a retrospective study of 46 such patients diagnosed as having CFA during a 73-month period. The clinical spectrum of illness was similar to that of other groups studied worldwide. Cigarette smoking ...
Rygnestad T - - 1989
1. In a prospective study of patients hospitalized for deliberate self-poisoning between 1978 and 1987 the number of admissions increased from 303 to 425. The annual incidence increased significantly for both women (P less than 0.05) and men (P less than 0.01). The mean age decreased significantly in the male ...
Scher D L - - 1989
MAT is an uncommon arrhythmia most often seen in elderly patients with chronic pulmonary disease who are critically ill due to acute respiratory or cardiac decompensation. Its importance lies in the fact that it is commonly mistaken for AF, since both disorders are characterized by narrow ventricular complexes, irregular rates, ...
Kaneda S - - 1989
Eight patients with atrial flutter (AF) and rapid atrial tachycardia (AT) (5 common AF, 1 uncommon AF and 2 AT) were treated with transesophageal atrial pacing (TEAP). In 5 patients no antiarrhythmic agent was used during this study, and in 3 patients procainamide was administrated intravenously. Conversion to sinus rhythm ...
Katsantonis G P - - 1989
Flexible pharyngoscopy with the Müller maneuver has been proposed as a method for selection of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty candidates. In this prospective study, its predictive efficacy has been evaluated in 24 consecutive obstructive sleep apnea patients undergoing uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. FPMM enabled us to accurately predict the uvulopalatopharyngoplasty outcome in 12 of the 24 ...
Motley R J - - 1989
One-hundred patients completed a questionnaire designed to assess the disability resulting from acne; patient acne severity was also graded clinically. Ten questions which correlated strongly with clinical acne severity were used to form an Acne Disability Index (ADI). This ADI correlated with the severity of facial acne (r = 0.246, ...
Curry S L - - 1989
A prospective randomized study was undertaken to determine whether the administration of oral contraceptives after the evacuation of a hydatidiform mole affects the human chorionic gonadotropin serum level in a way that leads to an increased frequency in the diagnosis of postmolar trophoblastic disease. Between 1981 and 1988, 266 patients ...
Partanen S - - 1989
Erythroid colony formation in vitro was studied in 80 patients with erythrocytosis. 43 of the patients had polycythaemia vera (PV), 18 patients had secondary erythrocytosis, 6 had normal red cell mass, and 13 patients were regarded as unclassified. Spontaneous erythroid colony formation, in the absence of exogenous erythropoietin in the ...
Bond A L - - 1989
Forty-three patients with abruptio placentae before 35 weeks of pregnancy were managed expectantly with observation or with tocolytic therapy when contractions were present. Mean time to delivery was 12.4 days. Twenty-three patients were delivered within 1 week of admission. In the remaining 20 patients, the mean time to delivery was ...
Niwa M - - 1989
We have been performing the following studies over the past several years: 1) Conversion of the data of blood chemistry to a standard deviation index (SDI) as a common scale to offset differences due to measuring conditions. 2) Static global display of all the various SDI values at a single ...
Suttorp M J - - 1989
In a single-blind randomized study, the efficacy of intravenous flecainide (2 mg/kg/10 minutes) versus verapamil (10 mg/1 minute) was assessed in 40 patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFI). The treatment was considered successful if sinus rhythm occurred within 1 hour. Of 20 patients receiving flecainide, 14 ...
Ito M - - 1989
Electrophysiologic studies were performed before and after intravenous administration of disopyramide (2 mg/kg) to 40 patients with either documented or suspected atrial fibrillation (AF). In control studies, sustained AF (greater than 1 minute), nonsustained AF (1 to 60 seconds) and no AF were found in 14, 18 and 8 patients, ...
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