Search Results
Results 501 - 550 of 2199
< 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 >
Ho Vincent B - - 2011
Lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common clinical concern, with an incidence that increases with advanced age. DVT typically begins below the knee but may extend proximally and result in pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism can occur in 50% to 60% of patients with untreated DVT and can be ...
Edlow Jonathan A - - 2011
Correct diagnosis of acute stroke is of paramount importance to clinicians to enable selection of correct treatments and to ensure prevention of acute complications, including recurrent stroke. Timely diagnosis can be difficult in some cases because patients with acute stroke can present with atypical or uncommon symptoms that suggest another ...
Schneider Heike E - - 2011
Background: Data on closure of atrial septal defects (ASD) in elderly patients with a fenestrated Amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) device is limited. Methods: A hemodynamically significant ASD was closed with a fenestrated ASO in 3 patients with ages >62 years. Prior to implant a 4-mm fenestration was created by balloon ...
Inan Bilal Kaan - - 2011
Objective: Hypertrophied anomalous muscle bands (AMBs) in the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) may develop in the context of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) and limit persistent pulmonary overflow. In adult patients with a large VSD, persistent AMBs in the RVOT therefore can simulate the role of an externally placed pulmonary ...
Girdhar Ankur - - 2011
Asthma is an obstructive airway disease characterized by airway inflammation. To measure systemic inflammation in asthma patients, and to assess the effect of treatment on systemic inflammation. In 30 newly diagnosed non-randomized adult asthma patients we measured systemic inflammation markers (serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, total leukocyte count, and erythrocyte sedimentation ...
Fujimoto Hiroki - - 2011
The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is widely used for integrated assessment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, little is known concerning which resting pulmonary function test measurements relate to six-minute walk distance (6MWD). We retrospectively analyzed consecutive data of spirometry, lung volume analysis, and measurements of diffusing ...
Kolsrud O - - 2011
We report a case of successful surgical repair of an acute aortic dissection (Stanford Type A) in a severely malnourished 39-year old patient with anorexia nervosa (Body Max Index [BMI] 11.3 kg/m2) and essential hypertension. The case is of interest since 1) acute aortic dissection in patients with anorexia nervosa ...
Joshi Keval - - 2011
Serum uric acid (UA) is emerging as a strong and independent marker for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is well recognized as a life threatening complication of sickle cell disease (SCD). However, the association between UA and PAH in SCD is unknown. We reviewed electronic medical records (EMR) of 559 ...
Lee Jong-Yeon - - 2011
We experienced difficulty in ventilating the lungs of a patient after tracheal intubation. After intubation, an insufficient amount of tidal volume (V(T)) was delivered to the patient and the fiberoptic bronchoscopic examination identified partial abutment of the endotracheal tube (ETT) orifice against the tracheal wall. After various attempts to correctly ...
Friedman Kevin G - - 2011
Fetal aortic balloon valvuloplasty (FAV) has shown promise in altering in utero progression of aortic stenosis to hypoplastic left heart syndrome. In patients who achieve a biventricular circulation after FAV, left ventricular (LV) compliance may be impaired. Echocardiographic indexes of diastolic function were compared between patients with biventricular circulation after ...
Nout Erik - - 2011
In syndromic craniosynostosis patients, respiratory insufficiency may be a pressing indication to surgically increase the patency of the upper airway by midface or monobloc advancement. In this study the volume changes of the upper airway and the respiratory outcome following midface (Le Fort I or III) or monobloc advancement in ...
Andersson-Sjöland Annika - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation (LTx) is established as a life-saving treatment in end-stage lung disease. However, long-term survival is hampered by the development of chronic rejection, almost synonymous with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). The rejection is characterized by deposition of extracellular matrix in small airways. Fibroblasts/myofibroblasts are the main producers of ...
Schuller Joseph L - - 2011
ECG Characteristics of Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Introduction: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease that can affect the heart. Early identification of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is critical because sudden death can be the initial presentation. We sought to evaluate the potential role of the ECG for identification of cardiac involvement in a cohort ...
Nabo Manal Mohamed Helmy - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and the location of segmental emphysematous change in congenital heart disease (CHD) patients with increased pulmonary blood flow using multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT). METHODS: A total of 129 consecutive patients (mean age, 5.8±5.4 years; range, 1 month to 24 years) underwent ...
Rondon Federico - - 2011
A 45-year-old female with a 4-week history of psoriatic arthritis developed cough, fever, and progressive shortness of breath 2 weeks following initiation of methotrexate therapy. High resolution CT of chest revealed bilateral basal interstitial involvement and diffuse ground glass opacities. Patient, though, died despite immediate discontinuation of methotrexate and initiation of ...
Mir Olivier - - 2012
Bevacizumab is a humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody against VEGF. Because infusion-related hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) are a concern with monoclonal antibodies, initial phase 1 trials used a 90-, 60-, then 30-min initial infusion sequence. We evaluated the impact of a shortened bevacizumab infusion (10 min) on toxicity in nonsmall cell lung ...
King Brooke A BA The Perinatal Institute, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH45229-3039, USA. - - 2011
We present the clinical presentation and pathological findings from a term infant with atypical neonatal lung disease. A full term Caucasian male presented at birth with signs of respiratory distress. The respiratory condition continued to deteriorate despite maximum intervention and the patient was placed on ECMO for further cardiorespiratory assistance. ...
Alhamad Esam H - - 2011
To study the reliability of pulmonary vascular measurements based on computed tomography (CT) in the prediction of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with advanced interstitial lung disease (ILD) compared with those without ILD. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board. All patients gave written informed consent. A prospective ...
Kim Kyung Min - - 2011
To report the effectiveness of home-based pencil push-ups (HBPP) therapy for patients with symptomatic convergence insufficiency. Data was collected prospectively on 16 patients who were diagnosed with convergence insufficiency beginning in January 2009. The study group was composed of ten male and six female patients. The duration of symptoms, refractive ...
Paakkala Antti - - 2011
PURPOSE: To evaluate lung high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in patients with Puumala hantavirus-induced nephropathia epidemica (NE), and to determine if these findings correspond to chest radiograph findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HRCT findings and clinical course were studied in 13 hospital-treated NE patients. Chest radiograph findings were studied in 12 ...
John Anitha S - - 2011
BACKGROUND: There are no studies on the long term clinical outcomes and complications in the adult patient with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS). This study reviews our experience with a limited group of adult survivors of PA/IVS seen in our adult congenital clinics. METHODS: Twenty adult patients with ...
Frisk Per - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Impairment of pulmonary function after stem cell transplantation (SCT) in childhood has been reported before. However, long-term longitudinal studies are scarce. PROCEDURE: We measured lung volumes and performed dynamic spirometry serially in 18 patients after SCT. At the last investigation, a median of 18.2 years after SCT, the patients ...
Douma Renée A - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is characterized by vascular malformations and disturbed soft tissue or bony growth, involving one or more extremities. A high incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) has been reported in this disorder, along with cases of belated diagnosed chronic thromboembolic (CTE) pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). We performed a cross-sectional study ...
Gaul C - - 2011
Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a rare condition with neuralgic sharp pain in the pharyngeal and auricular region. Classical glossopharyngeal neuralgia is caused by neurovascular compression at the root entry zone of the nerve. Regarding the rare occurrence of glossopharyngeal neuralgia, we report clinical data and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in ...
Guerin C - - 2011
This review summarizes knowledge and evidence on the use of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) in patients with severely hypoxemic acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). More specifically, it documents the current evidence on the effects of higher PEEP in preventing (or attenuating) lung damage during the ventilatory management of patients with ...
Moore Forrest O - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: An occult pneumothorax (OPTX) is found incidentally in 2% to 10% of all blunt trauma patients. Indications for intervention remain controversial. We sought to determine which factors predicted failed observation in blunt trauma patients. METHODS:: A prospective, observational, multicenter study was undertaken to identify patients with OPTX. Successfully observed ...
D'silva Liesel - - 2011
Sputum cell counts have identified inflammatory subtypes of bronchitis in relatively small numbers of subjects with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic cough in research studies. The prevalence of different subtypes of bronchitis in routine clinical practice, however, has not been reported. To examine the heterogeneity of bronchitis ...
Fukagawa Masafumi - - 2011
Background/Aims: The Mineral and Bone Disorder Outcomes Study for Japanese CKD Stage 5D Patients (MBD-5D) is a multicenter, prospective observational study of hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in Japan, where the national guideline recommends targets for serum calcium (8.4-10.0 mg/dl), phosphorus (3.5-6.0 mg/dl), and intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) (60-180 ...
Lupi-Herrera Eulo - - 2011
Introduction: Despite the prognostic importance of traditionally derived measurements, the significance of right heart catheterization (RHC) remains controversial. Thus, a continued search for hemodynamic markers that define better responsive patients is required. Since, right ventricular failure is the most fatal pathway, right (RVPO) and left (LVPO) ventricular power output are ...
Shen Bo - - 2011
Irritable pouch syndrome (IPS) is a functional disorder in patients with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA), which presents with symptoms in the absence of structural abnormalities of the pouch. Thus, it resembles other functional disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome characterized by visceral hypersensitivity in the presence of normal rectal biomechanics. ...
Soares Renato Vianna - - 2011
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common in patients with respiratory disorders and interstitial lung fibrosis from diverse disease processes. However, a cause-effect relationship has not been well demonstrated. It is hypothesized that there might be more than a coincidental association between GERD and interstitial lung damage. There is still confusion ...
Rahimi-Rad Mohammad Hossein - - 2011
This paper presents a 73 years old male with three weeks history of intermittent hemoptysis, dysphagia, dyspnea, stridor, and suffocations sensation. By means of fibrotic bronchoscopic examination, the cause was found to be a leech in the glottis. It was removed by injection of 4 ml lidocaine 2%. Infestation into ...
Oikonomou Konstantinos A - - 2011
Angiogenesis is a complex process, involving a great number of mediators. It is implicated in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases, holding a critical role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The objective of this study was to assess serum levels of angiogenin, angiopoietin-1, angiopoietin-2, and endostatin in IBD patients. Measurement of ...
Agool Ali - - 2011
: A discordant relationship between bone marrow cellularity and peripheral blood findings is regularly noticed in patients with aplastic anemia (AA). Therefore, the feasibility of 3-F-18 fluoro-3-deoxy-L-thymidine (F-18 FLT PET was tested as a noninvasive tool to visualize the total distribution of the hematopoietic bone marrow compartment in AA at ...
Piso Rein Jan - - 2011
: Osteoporosis and bone fractures are correlated to antiretroviral treatment. It is not clear whether some substances comprise greater risks of bone loss than others. : We measured pyridinoline, deoxypyridinoline crosslinks, and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase in 113 HIV-positive patients. We compared patients with and without antiretroviral treatment. We then compared ...
Akbayram Sinan - - 2011
Brucellosis produces a variety of nonspecific hematologic abnormalities. Hematologic complications of mild anemia and leukopenia have been frequently associated with acute brucellosis, but pancytopenia is less frequently seen. In this study, records of children with brucellosis aged under or equal to 16 years, admitted to Yuzuncu Yil University Hospital between ...
Kim Sang Cheol - - 2011
Objective. Exploratory tympanotomy (ET) can be performed selectively on patients who have air-bone gaps (ABGs) without any apparent external or middle ear abnormalities for diagnosis and treatment of their conductive hearing loss. However, surgeons cannot always find middle ear problems. It has recently been reported that pathologic third windows in ...
Faggiano A - - 2011
Cinacalcet is effective in controlling the biochemical abnormalities in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) but it seems to be less effective on bone mineral density (BMD). In the same patients, bisphosphonates are reported to be effective on bone resorption but less effective on calcium and PTH excess. In this study, ...
Apalla Zoi - - 2011
Pemphigus vulgaris belongs to a group of rare, autoimmune, blistering disorders, requiring intensive immunosuppressive therapy. Lung infections are common in patients with pemphigus vulgaris. To evaluate pulmonary function in patients with pemphigus vulgaris, in order to detect possible factors that might predispose PV patients to lung damage. Ten patients first ...
Praditpornsilpa Kearkiat - - 2011
Recombinant human erythropoietin (r-HuEpo) has been used for the treatment of renal anemia. With the loss of its patent protection, there has been an upsurge of more affordable biosimilar agents, increasing patient access to treatment for these conditions. The complexity of the manufacturing process for these recombinant proteins, however, can ...
Joshi Akhil - - 2011
OBJECTIVES:: Patients with tropical calcific pancreatitis (TCP) have multiple risk factors for developing low bone mineral density (BMD). We studied BMD and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) in north Indian TCP patients. METHODS:: In a cross-sectional study, 72 TCP patients (mean age, 31 ± 10 years) and 100 controls were studied. ...
Lewandowski K - - 2011
Erythrophagocytosis by neutrophils is a rare morphological phenomenon described in patients with clonal malignancies of haematopoiesis with myelodysplasia and in some haemolytic conditions including paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria, haemolysis caused by snake-bite, sickle cell anaemia and other defects of red cells. We describe a female patient who presented with acquired haemolytic ...
Mussolin Lara - - 2011
PURPOSE To study minimal disseminated disease (MDD) in children with Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) and to determine its impact on prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We established a simplified long-distance polymerase chain reaction (LD-PCR) assay that can amplify up to 15 to 20 Kb of DNA sequence, making it possible to detect ...
Saito Takafumi - - 2011
The present study was conducted to evaluate the application and efficacy of autologous bone marrow infusion (ABMi) for improvement of liver function in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis (ALC). Five subjects and five control patients with ALC who had abstained from alcohol intake for 24 weeks prior to the study ...
Mak Anselm - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether endothelial function is related to bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Consecutive adult SLE patients and age-, sex-, BMI- and smoking-status-matched healthy controls were studied. Subjects with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, renal impairment, dysthyroidism, history of or treatment for cardiovascular ...
Fernstr M Anders - - 2011
Abstract Objective. Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common problem among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on haemodialysis. This study was conducted to assess the use, effectiveness and safety of intravenous paricalcitol in haemodialysis patients with various degrees of SHPT. Material and methods. This observational, multicentre, prospective study was conducted ...
Leduc O - - 2011
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), intermittent sequential pneumatic therapy (ISPT), multilayered bandages (MLB), and compression garments are main techniques in conservative treatment of peripheral lymphedema. Since 1990, it has been thought that ISPT applied to both lower limbs simultaneously should not be used for patients with heart failure because right atrial, ...
Sano Hitoshi - - 2011
Only a few studies have documented the characteristics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) associated with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). We aimed to clarify the clinical and histopathological characteristics of IBD associated with PSC (PSC-IBD). Twenty-nine patients with PSC and 60 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) but without complicating PSC were ...
Karami Ali - - 2011
To determine the levels of vascular endothelial growth factor isoform consisting of 165 amino acids (VEGF165) in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid from Mustard Exposed Patients. Bronchoscopy with Bronchoalveolar Lavage was performed on sulphur mustard exposed patients. A total of 39 patients with documented exposure to Sulfur Mustard during the Iran-Iraq war ...
Vanbrabant P P Emergency Department, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. - - 2011
To determine the diagnostic yield of investigations in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with syncope. To determine the cause of the syncope. We retrospectively identified consecutive patients presenting to the ED who underwent investigations for syncope at a 1900 bed university teaching hospital during 4 months. From the ...
< 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 >