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Ha Kee-Yong KY Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, 505 Banpo-Dong, Seocho-Gu, Seoul 137-701, Korea. - - 2012
The objective of this study was to investigate thoracic myelopathy caused by ossification of the yellow ligament (OYL) in patients with posterior instrumented lumbar fusion. Seven patients, who had undergone posterior instrumented lumbar fusion, presented with thoracic myelopathy caused by OYL. No patient had a history of thoracic myelopathy at ...
Chiou Ya-Lin - - 2012
BACKGROUND/AIM: Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients have higher oxidative stress and ferritin than healthy individuals. However, the level of oxidative stress in CHC patients during treatment with peginterferon alpha-2a and ribavirin is not clear. The aims of our study are to investigate changes of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS; indicated ...
Akpolat Tekin - - 2012
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to investigate the association between arm circumference and body mass index (BMI) and to discuss problems, mainly arm circumference and cuff size mismatch, that could affect the reliability of home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) among peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: ...
Huang Wen-Yi - - 2012
Background: Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder in hospitalized patients, and is frequently a marker of a significant underlying disease. The prognostic value of hyponatremia in patients with acute first-ever ischemic stroke is not known. We aimed to analyze whether hyponatremia in the acute stroke stage contributed to the ...
Smith Sakima A - - 2012
Cardioversion (CV) and radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) are often used to restore sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). These procedures are associated with a risk for stroke. The use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to guide the management of AF is a validated strategy for patients in whom CV ...
Bannier Stephanie - - 2012
BackgroundAlthough visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease (PD) have been described in several major studies, little is known about olfactory hallucinations (OHs).MethodsThe authors performed a detailed analysis of OHs in a cohort of 87 Parkinsonian patients to estimate the prevalence of OHs and describe their phenomenology. They also evaluated smelling abilities ...
Goicoechea Marian - - 2012
In chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis, plasma interleukin (IL)-6 levels predict mortality better than other markers. Impact of intraindividual changes of inflammatory markers on cardiovascular (CV) events in CKD patients is unknown. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the relation between CV outcomes and variations of ...
Rhim Jung Woo - - 2012
This study represents the first epidemiological study based on the national registry of primary immunodeficiencies (PID) in Korea. Patient data were collected from 23 major hospitals. A total of 152 patients with PID (under 19 yr of age), who were observed from 2001 to 2005, have been entered in this ...
Stanga S - - 2012
The identification and validation of biomarkers for preclinical patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at-risk for Alzheimer�s disease (AD) development is increasingly important. We used the cytofluorimetric analysis of unfolded p53 to determine the prognostic ability of the protein as predictive signature from MCI to AD in a longitudinal study ...
Xu Qin - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Inflammation is implicated to be involved in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA). CXCL12, also known as stromal cell-derived factor, is the unique identified natural ligand of the G-protein-coupled receptor CXCR4 and exhibits both homeostatic and proinflammatory functions. This study aims to determine whether CXCL12 levels in serum and synovial ...
Pehlivan Yavuz - - 2012
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic fibrotic collagen tissue disease. Leptin's role in regulating immune and inflammatory response has become increasingly evident. Resistin has pro-inflammatory properties and also is associated with inflammatory markers in some rheumatologic diseases. The purpose of this study was to determine serum leptin, resistin and tumor ...
Waragai Masaaki - - 2012
The objective of this study was to determine whether plasma levels of acrolein, a compound that causes cell damage, and amyloid-β (Aβ) are useful biochemical markers for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The study included 221 elderly subjects divided into 101 non-demented [33 healthy control and 68 non-demented subjects with white matter ...
Chen Ta-Cheng - - 2012
PURPOSE: The impact of epilepsy following different subtypes of stroke is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of post-stroke epilepsy with different stroke subtypes. METHODS: A total of 4126 stroke patients and 24,756 age- and sex-matched controls were retrieved from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database ...
Endo Yuichiro - - 2012
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common hair loss disorder that frequently follows a chronic course. Although AA is apparently associated with disturbance of quality of life (QoL), no disease-specific instrument to measure the QoL has been developed. This study was conducted to develop a disease-specific self-administered instrument to measure AA ...
Jeyarajah S - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Neurotransmitter imbalance is hypothesised as a pathogenetic mechanism in several bowel conditions. We previously reported increased 5-HT in the sigmoid mucosa of colon resected for complicated diverticular disease (DD). We aimed to identify if abnormal 5-HT expression is associated with symptoms of uncomplicated DD. METHODS: This was a prospective, ...
Gabelić Tereza - - 2012
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and visual evoked potentials (VEP) abnormalities, and ANA titers in patients with either clinically or radiologically isolated syndrome (CIS and RIS). We gathered records from 330 hospitalized patients diagnosed with CIS/RIS within a 3-year period. Symptoms, ...
Zhou1 Qiugen - - 2012
SUMMARY AT A GLANCE: These investigators examined the serum levels of advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs) in patients on hemodialysis (HD) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) in a cross-section study and tested AOPPs as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The levels of AOPPs were significantly elevated in ...
Lim Young-Min - - 2012
Neurodegenerative overlap syndrome has been considered as a wide spectrum of motor neuron disease (MND), parkinsonism, or dementia. Specially, clinically overt parkinsonism occurs more often than expected in patients with motor neuron disease (MND), and diverse clinical manifestations of concurrent parkinsonism have been reported. We aimed to clarify clinical and ...
Andersen Poul Erik PE Poul Erik Andersen, Department of Radiology, Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard, DK-5000 Odense C, - - 2012
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease and peripheral arterial disease is increasing. Thus, it is increasingly problematic to image these patients as the number of patients needing a vascular examination is increasing accordingly. In high-risk patients with impaired kidney function, intravascular administration of iodinated contrast media can result in contrast-induced ...
Saboorian Mohammad Hossein - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: The high frequency of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms reported in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis has suggested that the two disorders may be associated; however, few studies have systematically addressed this issue. GOALS:: To determine the frequency of the simultaneous occurrence of esophageal eosinophilia and Barrett esophagus and define the clinical ...
Singh Rg - - 2012
Aim of the study: This study aimed to assess correlation of urinary monocytic chemoattractant protein-1 (UMCP-1) with severity of lupus nephritis and its role as predictor of outcome. Method: Twenty patients with lupus nephritis flare were included in the study. Ten patients in each group of stable systemic lupus erythematosus ...
Ukmar M - - 2012
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to determine fractional anisotropy (FA) and the fibre density index (FDi) in the cervical spinal cord of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) by using diffusion-tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DT-MRI) to identify possible differences between MS patients and controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied ...
Pasha S M - - 2012
N-terminal pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-pro-BNP) is primarily secreted by left ventricular (LV) stretch and wall tension. Notably, NT-pro-BNP is a prognostic marker in acute pulmonary embolism (PE), which primarily stresses the right ventricle (RV). We sought to evaluate the relative contribution of the RV to NT-pro-BNP levels during PE. A ...
Latini Roberto - - 2012
AIMS: Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is a component of the humoral arm of innate immunity which can regulate inflammatory processes. Since the role of inflammation in the progression of chronic heart failure (HF) is debated, we investigated the prognostic value of PTX3 and the effect of a statin in two large populations ...
Shumskaya Elena - - 2012
OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the whole-brain resting-state networks in a homogeneous group of patients with acute mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and to identify alterations in functional connectivity induced by MTBI. METHODS:Thirty-five patients with acute MTBI and 35 healthy control subjects, matched in age, gender, handedness, and education, underwent resting-state fMRI, susceptibility ...
Alvarez-Rodríguez Lorena - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there is association between the rs20541 (R130Q) polymorphism in the IL-13 gene with disease susceptibility and clinical subsets in patients with elderly-associated inflammatory chronic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 78 patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA), 174 with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), 90 elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis (EORA), and ...
Rodriguez-Castro Kryssia I - - 2012
Cirrhotic patients can develop thrombotic complications, which in this group of patients occur with a greater frequency than in the general population. Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is the most common thrombotic phenomenon, although deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can also occur. Risk factors for thrombosis include inherited and acquired ...
Frøkjaer J B - - 2012
Background  Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, postprandial fullness, and abdominal pain, are frequent in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). The pathogenesis is complex and multi-factorial. To determine easy accessible and valid biomarkers for disordered GI function in DM patients, we aimed to study esophageal mechanical parameters and ...
Fang Jiajia J Department of Neurology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, - - 2012
Many publications have addressed the problem of weight gain and endocrine abnormalities in patients treated with sodium valproate (VPA). However, the presence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among obese patients with epilepsy on VPA has received little attention. Thirty-six patients receiving VPA monotherapy were included in this study to evaluate the ...
Trapp Michael - - 2012
An observational, questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study was performed to assess whether differences in coping behaviour (positive and negative strategies) between patients with either a recent diagnosis of malignant melanoma (MM) or with benign dermatological disease, were predictive of the diagnosis. Coping strategies were assessed with the German version of the stress-coping ...
Oh Eun Mee - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Distinguishing between unilateral and bilateral adrenal lesions is mandatory for surgical treatment of primary aldosteronism (PA). Adrenal venous sampling (AVS) is considered the gold standard for identification and localization of the lesion or lesions causing PA. The objective of the present study was to determine the usefulness of AVS ...
Cleland Joshua A - - 2012
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The psychometric properties of many outcome tools commonly used with patients with lumbar spinal stenosis have yet to be examined. PURPOSE: Examine the test-retest reliability, responsiveness, and minimum levels of detectable and clinically important differences for several outcome measures in a cohort of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. ...
Işıklar Ozben O - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Elevated homocysteine (Hcy) concentrations have been shown to be a risk factor for atherosclerotic vascular disease and thrombosis. Increased asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels have been implicated in the pathogenesis of numerous conditions affecting the cardiovascular system. In this study, the influence of cardiovascular risk factors and other variables on ...
Park Margaret - - 2012
BACKGROUND: we previously demonstrated that patients with mild Alzheimer's disease and parkinsonian features (AD + PF) are at a higher risk of having daytime sleepiness than mild AD patients without PF (AD - PF). OBJECTIVE: to determine whether AD + PF patients demonstrate a known a consequence of daytime sleepiness, reduced performance-based sustained attention, compared with ...
Kusuma Andy - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Episodes of acute subcutaneous angioedema affecting the extremities in patients with known hereditary angioedema are called peripheral attacks. These attacks are considered to be of limited clinical importance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of peripheral attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema and to assess the response to treatment with ...
Gould Michael J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin (cTn) has become the standard biomarker for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes. False-positive cTnI results have previously been reported on the Beckman Coulter analysers, which were shown to be random, not reproducible and occurred more commonly than expected. Our investigation ensued after a patient sample with ...
Gama-Axelsson Thiane - - 2013
To investigate the level of anorexia and its correlation with mortality in chronic kidney disease stage 5 patients not yet on dialysis (CKD5-ND) and in those with stage 5 chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis (CKD5-D). In an observational study, self-rated appetite (as part of a subjective global assessment of nutritional ...
Li Lifen - - 2012
INTRODUCTION:: The lack of specific clinical manifestations for sepsis frequently leads to delayed diagnosis. Identification of sensitive and specific indicators that can be easily assessed, accurately reflect infection severity and prognosis and are clinically important in the differential diagnosis of sepsis, is of great significance. The purpose of this study ...
Kearney L G - - 2012
AIMS: To assess the capacity of global longitudinal strain (GLS) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) to (i) detect the subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction [LV ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥50% patients]; (ii) predict all-cause mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) (all patients), and (iii) provide incremental prognostic information over ...
Trotti Lynn Marie - - 2012
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common sleep disorder in which urges to move the legs are felt during rest, are felt at night, and are improved by leg movement. RLS has been implicated in the development of cardiovascular disease. Periodic leg movements (PLMs) may be a mediator of this ...
Magni-Manzoni Silvia - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in clinical remission have subclinical synovial disease on ultrasound, and whether ultrasound abnormalities predict an early flare of synovitis.METHODS: Thirty-nine consecutive children who had clinically defined inactive disease (ID) for a minimum of 3 months underwent ultrasound assessment of 52 ...
Danesh-Sani Seyed Amir - - 2012
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence of orofacial manifestations in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to assess the factors associated with these symptoms. The dental implications of this disease are discussed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 500 patients 11 to 69 years ...
Studenic Paul - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism remission criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been published recently.OBJECTIVE: To quantify the proportions of patients fulfilling only three of the four Boolean criteria and the relevance of patient global assessment (PGA) in context of remission.METHODS: From an observational prospective RA ...
Cerasa Antonio - - 2012
PURPOSE: Neurodegenerative processes in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with levodopa-induced dyskinesias (LID) are still a matter of debate. Recently, we demonstrated that this clinical phenotype is associated with an abnormal gray matter increase in the prefrontal cortex when compared to PD without LID. This evidence was found by using voxel-based ...
Kim Sun Moon - - 2012
Aims: Although albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) and total protein to creatinine ratio (PCR) in random urine have been supposed as alternatives to 24-h urine measurements, there are few studies comparing these tests in CKD patients. Therefore, we investigated the relations between ACR and PCR in CKD patients and the ...
Eder Lihi - - 2012
AimTo compare the extent of atherosclerosis in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and patients with cutaneous psoriasis without arthritis (PsC).METHODS: In this cross-sectional study the authors compared patients with PsA with PsC patients. Psoriasis patients underwent a rheumatological assessment to exclude inflammatory arthritis. Ultrasonographic measurements of carotid total plaque area ...
Hintsala Emilia - - 2012
INTRODUCTION:: Data on angiogenesis in pediatric patients with malignancy are scarce. Our aim was to study angiogenic growth factors vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiopoietin-2 (Ang2) in pediatric oncological patients at diagnosis and a few months after the beginning of the therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS:: Eighty-four consecutive patients with ...
Yoshida Naoyasu - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thromboembolic risk has been examined by semi-invasive transesophageal echocardiography. We assessed the risk of thrombogenesis in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) noninvasively by using transthoracic tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE) in relation to a low CHADS2 score. METHODS: Eighty patients with persistent AF underwent both transthoracic and ...
Kuba Robert - - 2012
This study was conducted to determine the incidence of grey-white matter abnormalities (GWMAs) on magnetic resonance images (MRIs) in patients with hippocampal sclerosis (HS), to assess the inter-observer reliability of this finding, and to establish a possible relationship between GWMA and histopathological findings in the anterior part of the temporal ...
Hoffmann Boris A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a variable, autosomal-dominant disorder of the connective tissue. In MFS serious ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD) can occur. The aim of this prospective study was to reveal underlying risk factors and to prospectively investigate the association between MFS and SCD in a long-term ...
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