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Paek So Yeon SY Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, 3031 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 800, Detroit, MI 48202, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD) is an immunologically mediated photodermatosis characterized by pruritic eczematous and lichenified plaques located predominantly on sun-exposed areas with notable sparing of eyelids, skin folds, and postauricular skin. CAD is thought to be due to secondary photosensitization of an endogenous antigen in the skin. Management of CAD ...
Teng Edmond E Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., - - 2013
Background/Aims: Accurate diagnosis of sporadic early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) can be challenging, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers may assist in this process. We compared CSF indices between three EOAD subtypes: amnestic, logopenic progressive aphasia (LPA), and posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). Methods: We identified 21 amnestic EOAD, 20 LPA, and 12 ...
Hu William T - - 2013
To validate the ability of candidate CSF biomarkers to distinguish between the 2 main forms of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), FTLD with TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) inclusions (FTLD-TDP) and FTLD with Tau inclusions (FTLD-Tau). Antemortem CSF samples were collected from 30 patients with FTLD in a single-center validation cohort, ...
Braam W - - 2012
Background  In some of our patients with intellectual disabilities (ID) and sleep problems, the initial good response to melatonin disappeared within a few weeks after starting treatment. In these patients melatonin levels at noon were extremely high (>50 pg/ml). We hypothesise that the disappearing effectiveness is associated with slow metabolisation of ...
Ramachandran Radha - - 2012
Chromogranin A (Cg A) is the best available diagnostic marker for neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). However, clinical interpretation of Cg A results may be limited by considerable heterogeneity between commonly available Cg A assays. Variation in diagnostic accuracy of these assays largely reflects differences in antibody specificities. We compared the diagnostic ...
Toker Hulya - - 2012
Toker H, Akpınar A, Aydın H, Poyraz O. Influence of smoking on interleukin-1beta level, oxidant status and antioxidant status in gingival crevicular fluid from chronic periodontitis patients before and after periodontal treatment. J Periodont Res 2012.doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0765.2012.01468.x.©2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S Background and Objective:  The aim of this study ...
Shen X L - - 2012
Objective: To measure the oxidative and antioxidant biochemical parameters in the serum of Chinese patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and in a similar age control group from the same area. Design: A case-control study. Participants: 56 AMD patients ( 21 early dry, 13 geographic atrophy and 22 wet form) ...
Karakukcu Cigdem - - 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate the plasma coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) concentration, a vitamin-like substance found in every cell, which is also viewed as the most effective membrane antioxidant, of thalassemic patients and investigate the effect of chelating agents and ferritin levels on its concentration in patients with ...
Barikbin B - - 2011
Background.  Lichen planus (LP) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the mucocutaneous tissue, whose exact pathological course is not yet understood. Many studies have implicated the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the protective role of antioxidants in several autoimmune skin disorders. In this study, serum levels of antioxidants ...
Ediz L - - 2011
We aimed to investigate the status of oxidant and antioxidants during attack period (AP) and attack free periods (AFP) in Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients. Measured the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), protein carbonyl (PC), glutathione (GSH) and antioxidant vitamins (A,C and E) as well as the activities of catalase (CAT) ...
Peng Fuhua - - 2011
Bilirubin is the end product of heme catabolism by heme oxygenases. Although bilirubin has long been considered as a toxic waste product, it is now recognized as an endogenous antioxidant. It has been reported that bilirubin is an effective treatment in both acute and chronic experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) disease ...
Oláh Mihály - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: The primary objective of our study was to explore the changes of antioxidant, inflammatory, and metabolic parameters in obese and hypertension people patients during balneotherapy and to evaluate the safety of balneotherapy in these participants. METHODS: Following randomisation, 22 obese and 20 hypertensive patients underwent balneotherapy with thermal water ...
Tanew Adrian - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is the most common idiopathic photodermatosis. Reactive oxygen species have been implicated in the pathogenesis of PLE. Polypodium leucotomos (PL) is a natural extract from tropical fern leaves with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. OBJECTIVE: In this study we sought to evaluate whether a concentrated ...
Ozturk U - - 2011
We aimed to assess the effect of spermatic vein ligation on seminal total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in patients with varicocele. Twenty infertile male patients with varicocele and 20 normal fertile men (control group) were included in the study. All the male patients were diagnosed with primary infertility and varicocele. The ...
Yousefi Maryam - - 2011
Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxidation are seen in many dermatologic disorders, for example, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, vitiligo, acne vulgaris, pemphigus vulgaris (PV), lichen planus, and alopecia areata. ROS has an important role in the inflammation process. In PV, increased production of ROS leads to decline of antioxidants ...
McWilliams Woodrow - - 2011
To compare tumor control and changes in audiometric parameters of acoustic neuroma patients treated with either linac-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) at Allegheny General Hospital. Twenty-three patients with acoustic neuroma were treated between February 2003 and April 2009 with either SRS (n = 13) or SRT (n ...
Dabis R - - 2011
According to the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) guidelines, a chest X-ray is recommended as part of the assessment of patients with late latent syphilis to exclude cardiovascular complications. The aims of this study were firstly to audit all cases of late latent syphilis seen at our ...
Werbrouck Joke - - 2011
To investigate the phosphorylated histone H2A isoform X (γH2AX) foci kinetics as an indicator for the development of acute normal tissue complications during Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. Microscopic scoring of the γH2AX foci was used to evaluate the DNA-double-strand-break repair capacity in from Ataxia-Telangiectasia ...
Kuhn Annegret - - 2011
We sought to assess if the exclusive use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen can prevent skin lesions in patients with different subtypes of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) induced by ultraviolet (UV) irradiation under standardized conditions. A total of 25 patients with a medical history of photosensitive CLE were included in this ...
Gokbel Hakki - - 2011
Abstract Rationale and objectives: Oxidative stress is increased in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing dialysis treatment. Coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) is a ubiquitous and strong antioxidant. Role of CoQ(10) is not fully evaluated in renal patients. We aimed to investigate the relationship of CoQ(10) ...
Abu-Amero Khaled K - - 2011
To evaluate total antioxidant status (TAS) in the plasma of pseudoexfoliation glaucoma (PEG) patients and to compare this level with a matching control group. Additionally, we aim to investigate the effect of the combined action of the lysyl oxidase-like 1 (LOXL1) mutation status with TAS level on the development of ...
Bekci Taha T - - 2011
The mechanisms of the increased cardiac and vascular events in patients with OSA are not well understood. Arousal which is an important component of OSA was associated with increased sympathetic activation and electrocardiographic changes which prone to arrhythmias. We planned to examine the association among arousal, circulating Lp-PLA2 and total ...
Sahib A S - - 2010
Background. Thermal injury causes the destruction of the physical skin barrier that normally protects the body from invasion by micro-organisms and induces an immunocompromised state that predisposes burn patients to infection, sepsis, and multiple organ failure. Reactive oxygen species contribute to burn-mediated immune suppression, and as the use of antioxidants ...
Ahmad Sohail - - 2010
Peritoneal fibrosis manifests clinically as membrane failure or encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS). There are no clinical or biochemical tests to determine the rate of progression of peritoneal fibrosis. CCL18/pulmonary and activation-regulated chemokine (PARC) is profibrotic and stimulates collagen production independent of the effect of transforming growth factor beta. This has ...
Balafa Olga - - 2011
Peritoneal clearance of albumin-unlike the transport of small molecules-is defined by both vascular surface area and size-selective permeability. Few studies have supported a positive correlation between peritoneal albumin loss and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate whether baseline peritoneal loss and clearance of albumin and other proteins ...
Trigka Konstantina - - 2011
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a serious and often fatal complication of long-term PD with severe malnutrition and poor prognosis. It causes progressive obstruction and encapsulation of the bowel. This retrospective study reviews our experience and that reviewed in the literature concerning EPS. It refers to a total of 1966 ...
Hirahara Ichiro - - 2011
Long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD) leads to peritoneal injury with high solute transport of the peritoneal membrane. At worst, peritoneal injury leads to encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis with an extremely high mortality rate. To perform PD safely and adequately, it is necessary to monitor peritoneal injury. The aim of this study was ...
Lee Kwan-Hyun - - 2010
We hypothesized that the asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) metabolism in end-stage renal disease may be linked to the rate of protein turnover and to the vast pool of amino acids. In order to determine a correlation between the plasma levels of ADMA and the protein catabolic rate, we measured the ADMA ...
Hsiao P-J - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Lercanidipine, a novel dihydropyridine calcium channel antagonist, has been reported to cause sterile cloudy effluent in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). The purpose of the study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical course of cloudy effluent associated with lercanidipine in uremic patients on CAPD. METHODS: We ...
Matsuo N - - 2010
AIMS: Although peritoneal dialysis (PD) is recommended as the first-line treatment for end-stage renal disease, limitations exist to achieving good clinical status when the residual renal function (RRF) has declined. Combined therapy with PD and hemodialysis (HD) is the treatment of choice for patients who cannot control body fluid status ...
Kon Mika - - 2010
Patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) often have inflammation and dyslipidemia that accelerate to atherosclerosis. This study aimed to evaluate chronic inflammation and dyslipidemia in CAPD patients. We measured inflammatory markers and lipoprotein subclasses in 20 CAPD patients (12 men and 8 women, aged 59.5 ± 9.9 y) and ...
Cruz Dinna N - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: High transport status is reported to be associated with increased mortality in peritoneal dialysis (PD). It has been hypothesized that this might be a result of a state of chronic inflammation and increased oxidative stress. We performed this pilot study to explore this hypothesis. METHODS: Based on the standard ...
Demir S - - 2010
This study investigated the sociotropic and autonomous personality characteristics and perceived problem solving ability of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients, and their relationship with quality of life. The study included 14 CAPD patients and 54 healthy volunteers. Sociotropy and autonomy scores were significantly higher in CAPD patients than in ...
Ti Joanna P - - 2010
The purpose of this article is to present the spectrum of radiologic findings of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Although a rare diagnosis, encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis in patients undergoing CAPD has a high morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis is often delayed because clinical features are ...
Vlijm Anniek - - 2011
Peritoneal calcifications are associated with long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD). Case reports have suggested a relation with disturbances in mineral metabolism such as the presence of severe hyperparathyroidism. Our aim was to investigate whether relationships are present between peritoneal calcifications and aortic calcifications or disturbances in mineral metabolism in long-term PD ...
Lambie Mark L - - 2010
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a serious condition whose frequency is increasing the longer the duration of peritoneal dialysis. To identify prognostic indicators of EPS, we studied here longitudinal changes in peritoneal membrane function of patients who later developed this complication. We identified all patients with an unequivocal diagnosis of ...
Sampimon Denise E - - 2011
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a severe complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). The first aim was to analyse the risk of EPS in patients who had developed ultrafiltration failure (UFF). The second aim was to identify specific peritoneal transport alterations that distinguish patients with UFF from patients who will develop ...
Hwang Jyh-Chang - - 2011
The relationship between water evaporation rate (WER) and blood pressure (BP) in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients has not been addressed before. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of WER on the BP and body weight (BW) of end-stage renal disease patients treated with CAPD. Based on ...
Fan Stanley - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Monitoring of peritoneal dialysis (PD) peritonitis can be difficult for visually impaired patients. PeriScreen strips measure leukocyte esterase activity and this might be a useful objective test that can be performed by patients at home. METHODS: A prospective study of 138 episodes of peritonitis was undertaken. Effluent samples were ...
Ijaz Adeel - - 2010
BACKGROUND: A 62-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease secondary to hypertension who was on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), presented to a peritoneal dialysis clinic with subacute onset of abdominal pain, mainly in the epigastric region. INVESTIGATIONS: Full medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, cultures of peritoneal ...
Szeto Cheuk-Chun CC Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China. - - 2011
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients with severe peritonitis require catheter removal. It is often assumed that this approach, together with antibiotics, would eradicate the infection; however, some patients continue to have problems despite catheter removal. We reviewed 30 consecutive PD patients in our center from 1997 to 2008 with recurrent loculated ...
Chen Miao-Chen - - 2010
The number of elderly people with end-stage renal disease has grown in developed countries and medical teams now face the choice of dialysis therapy in elderly patients. In the present study, we retrospectively analyzed two peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, of different ages, who were treated at the same unit by ...
Shimaoka Tetsutaro - - 2010
Morphologic changes of the peritoneum such as peritoneal fibrosis and vasculopathy develop during peritoneal dialysis (PD). In 2002, Williams et al. reported microscopic characteristics of peritoneal changes in PD patients. These studies pointed out the importance of establishing a global standard for qualitative and quantitative histological evaluations. The objectives of ...
Baer Gernot - - 2010
Common complications of peritoneal dialysis are peritonitis, leakages, hernias, catheter dislocation, and loss of ultrafiltration. We describe 3 cases of abdominal pseudocysts with progressive difficulty instilling and draining peritoneal dialysis fluid. The 3 patients had been treated with peritoneal dialysis for 1, 2, and 6 years. Two patients had experienced ...
Rebić Damir - - 2010
Accelerated atherosclerosis and vascular calcification, with oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and other factors causing the arterial stiffness, increases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients on peritoneal dialysis. The aim of this paper is to assess changes in intima media thickness (IMT) at common carotid arteries (CCA) in patients with stable ...
Uncanin Snezana - - 2010
The aim of this study was to analyze the importance of the peritoneal equilibration test (PET) in evaluation of the peritoneal membrane transport status in patients treated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). The study included 30 adult continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients, 16 male and 14 female, mean ...
Lee Chien-Te - - 2010
Accumulating evidence supports the important role of protein-bound uremic toxins such as indoxyl sulfate and p-cresol in uremic syndrome. They exert direct deleterious effects on a variety of cells and could link to clinical outcome. Factors relevant to indoxyl sulfate and p-cresol levels in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients have rarely ...
Yamamoto Tadashi - - 2010
Severe peritoneal injury and encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) as complications of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD) are issues of concern. The usefulness of peritoneal lavage after withdrawal of PD and the risk factors for EPS have not been addressed until now. Little is known about mesothelial cell area (MCA) in the ...
Johnson David W - - 2010
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is a complication of peritoneal dialysis characterized by persistent, intermittent, or recurrent adhesive bowel obstruction. Here we examined the incidence, predictors, and outcomes of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (peritoneal fibrosis) by multivariate logistic regression in incident peritoneal dialysis patients in Australia and New Zealand. Matched case-control analysis compared ...
Dousdampanis Periklis - - 2011
At present, only one exchange of an icodextrin-based solution is recommended to increase peritoneal ultrafiltration (UF) during long-dwell exchanges in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients with impaired UF. To review our experience with two icodextrin exchanges per day on net UF and body weight in PD patients with poor UF. Data ...
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