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Akbulut Sevtap S Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Semsi Denizer Cad. E-5 Cevizli Mevkii, Kartal, 34890, Istanbul, Turkey, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate patients with vocal fold polyps using laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) for the presence of vocal fold paresis and to compare transnasal fiberoptic and rigid stroboscopic findings between polyp patients with normal LEMG and with vocal fold paresis. Thirty-five patients with a vocal fold ...
Yumoto Eiji E Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kumamoto University , Kumamoto , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusions: Over-adduction of the unaffected vocal fold may not compensate vocal function in unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP). Objective: To determine whether over-adduction of the unaffected vocal fold has any impact on vocal function in patients with UVFP. Methods: A total of 101 patients with UVFP who underwent three-dimensional ...
Djukic Vojko - - 2013
Vocal fold pathology changes the appearance and vibratory patterns observed during stroboscopic examination, but a strict correlation between the vibratory pattern and the dysplasia type does not exist. The aims of this study were to determine the role of stroboscopy in vocal fold dysplasia assessment and to determine whether stroboscopy ...
Bartholomeusz Cali F - - 2013
Three types of OFC sulcogyral patterns have been identified in the general population. The distribution of these three types has been found altered in individuals at genetic risk of psychosis, first episode psychosis (FEP) and chronic schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to replicate and extend previous research by ...
Marom Tal - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Laryngeal manifestations of stroke play a significant role in the morbidity and mortality among affected patients. The objective of this article was to describe unique myoclonic vocal fold movement disorder, which is an unusual post-stroke manifestation. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case study. SETTING: The study group included post-stroke patients ...
Badia Pedro I - - 2012
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: To determine the clinical yield of neck and chest computed tomography in the initial assessment of patients with idiopathic unilateral true vocal fold paresis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of consecutive adult patients with idiopathic unilateral true vocal fold paresis diagnosed by stroboscopy in ...
McManus Brenda A - - 2012
This study investigated the prevalence and cell density of Candida species in periodontal pockets, healthy subgingival sites, and oral rinse samples of patients with untreated periodontitis. Twenty-one periodontitis patients underwent sampling at two periodontitis sites, and 19/21 of these patients underwent sampling at one periodontally healthy site. Both paper point ...
Fillaux Judith - - 2012
Background: Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients presenting with persistent carriage of, or sensitization to, Aspergillus fumigatus are often treated with antifungal therapies because the presence of the fungus is commonly thought to impede lung function, even in the absence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). The aim of this study was to ...
Djouhri-Bouktab Lamia - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The bacterial contamination of nebulizers represents a major problem for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients that can lead to reduced nebulizer performance and increase the risk of patient reinfection by the contaminating bacteria. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the potential use of squalamine, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial compound, as a nebulizer disinfectant. METHODS: ...
Sánchez Ester - - 2012
AimTo determine whether intestinal Staphylococcus spp. and their pathogenic features differed between coeliac disease (CD) patients and healthy controls.Methods60 children, including active CD (n=20) and non-active CD (n=20) patients and healthy controls (n=20), were studied. Staphylococci were isolated from faeces and identified by PCR and DNA sequencing. The carriage of ...
Sharma Ashimav Deb - - 2012
To evaluate the role of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in patients suffering from chronic urticaria. All total 82 patients were included for this study. Study group comprised 57 patients with chronic urticaria and the control group comprised 25 healthy volunteers. Nasal swab specimens were taken from all the 82 ...
Murr Andrew H - - 2012
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To measure the populations of 36 fungi in the homes and sinuses of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and non-CRS patients. STUDY DESIGN: Single-blind cross-sectional study. METHODS: Populations of 36 fungi were measured in sinus samples and in the home vacuum cleaner dust of CRS (n = 73) and non-CRS patients ...
de Araújo Navas E A F - - 2012
Treating patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with steroids and immunosuppressive drugs may interfere in the presence of potentially opportunistic microorganisms in the oral cavity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of Candida spp., Staphylococcus spp., Enterobacteria and Pseudomonas spp. in the oral cavity of SLE ...
Amis Randall J RJ Department of Anesthesiology, Wayne State University, UHC 4J, Room 30, 4201 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA. - - 2012
Perioperative examination ofthe vocal folds with flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy is not always feasible. Prior studies suggest vocal fold ultrasound may provide a useful screening tool, however, correlation to laryngoscopic findings is necessary. The purpose of the case series was to validate vocal fold ultrasound in the adult population and to ...
Suryawanshi Hema - - 2012
Radiation given during treatment of oral and pharyngeal malignancy frequently causes alteration of the oral environment predisposing to the colonization of the oral mucosa by yeast species most frequently Candida. Thus, this study was undertaken in 107 patients to find out association between radiation therapy and frequency of oropharyngeal candidosis, ...
Shin Myung Jun MJ Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Republic of - - 2012
Candida esophagitis is a rare disease, but its incidence is higher in patients with impaired immunity due to an underlying disease. Patients with candida esophagitis usually present with lower retrosternal pain or dysphagia, but they are sometimes asymptomatic. Several risk factors, including diabetes mellitus, malignancies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ...
Thienhaus Maike Luisa - - 2011
Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (NP) is hypothesized to have pathophysiological impact on the disease. Antimicrobial peptides (AMP), especially human beta-defensin-3 (hBD-3) and LL-37, are an important part of the multifactorial defence against microorganisms in barrier organs like the nasal mucosa. The ...
Theodoridis Marios - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The systemic effects of absorbed glucose degradation products (GDPs) contained within the conventional peritoneal dialysis solutions (cPDS) are largely unknown, while they appear to affect also cardiovascular function. The aim of the present study was to evaluate if the new bicarbonate-based less bioincompatible new peritoneal dialysis solutions ameliorate cardiac ...
Gayomali Charina - - 2011
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a serious complication of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD). The reported incidence varies between 0.5% and 4.4% and increases with length of time on PD. Very few data are available on the epidemiology of EPS in the United States. The aim of the present study was ...
Pfannmueller Bettina - - 2011
Objective: Few studies have focussed on the outcomes of tricuspid valve (TV) repair in patients with a right ventricular permanent pacemaker lead (PPL) and tricuspid regurgitation (TR). Methods: Retrospective analysis of all patients with a PPL undergoing TV repair (annuloplasty ring in 83 patients and De Vega annuloplasty in 33 ...
González-de-Olano David - - 2011
Systemic mastocytosis (SM) is typically suspected in patients with cutaneous mastocytosis (CM). In recent years, the presence of clonal mast cells (MCs) in a subset of patients with systemic symptoms associated with MC activation in the absence of CM has been reported and termed monoclonal MC activation syndromes or clonal ...
Lopes Barreto Deirisa - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Cancer antigen (CA) 125 is a glycoprotein that provides data on the state of the peritoneal membrane in peritoneal dialysis (PD). Interleukin-6 (IL-6) acts as a mediator in acute-phase responses. The study evaluated the usefulness of CA125 and IL-6 in random effluent samples, by assessing their variability in individual ...
Li Lin - - 2011
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common hereditary cause of kidney failure. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) often is avoided because of concerns about hernias and peritonitis. Retrospective matched-cohort study. 42 consecutive patients with ADPKD and 84 nondiabetic patients matched by time of PD therapy initiation. ADPKD and comorbid ...
Pardanani Animesh A Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2011
Systemic mastocytosis (SM) results from a clonal proliferation of abnormal mast cells (MC) in one or more extracutaneous organs. The major criterion is presence of multifocal clusters of morphologically abnormal MC in the bone marrow. Minor diagnostic criteria include elevated serum tryptase level, abnormal MC expression of CD25 and/or CD2, ...
Yang L - - 2011
Objective: Arterial stiffness is one of the major complications in chronic kidney disease. In this study, we investigated the association between glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and arterial stiffness in chronic kidney disease (CKD), and studied the effect of dialysis on arterial stiffness. Methods: A total of 62 stable continuous ambulatory ...
Goodlad Catriona - - 2011
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD), but carries significant morbidity and mortality. We review the clinical features and radiologic and histologic changes found at diagnosis of EPS. Although EPS is strongly associated with the duration of PD, the pathogenesis remains only partly understood. We ...
Cordeiro Danielle - - 2011
Fractionated exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) expression is increased in airway inflammation and several studies have suggested that FeNO measurement can be useful in patients with asthma. Atopic individuals have increased FeNO levels, indicating that atopy may be a codeterminant in FeNO production. The aim of this study was to determine ...
Mesquita Maria - - 2011
A 48-year-old African lady started peritoneal dialysis in 1994 after transplant failure. After several episodes of peritonitis and hemorrhagic ascites, hemodialysis was resumed in 2003 because of small bowel subocclusion. In 2006, an abdominal CT showed calcifications and dilatation of intestinal loops. Sclerosing peritonitis was diagnosed and she underwent enterolysis ...
Gutierrez Marwin - - 2011
Long-term dialysis treatment can be associated with several musculoskeletal complications. Entheseal involvement in dialysis patients remains rarely studied as its prevalence is underestimated due to its often asymptomatic presentation. The aims of the study were to determine the prevalence of subclinical enthesopathy in haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients at the ...
Lin Chun-Jen - - 2011
Encephalopathy or neurotoxicity can occur with cefepime use in patients with impaired or relatively normal renal function. However, few articles have examined the relationship between cefepime's adverse effects and peritoneal dialysis. Here, we report the case of an 80-year-old woman with chronic renal failure on peritoneal dialysis that developed agitation, ...
Bucca Caterina B - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Chronic cough is characterized by sensory neuropathy. Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) deficiency (Cbl-D) causes central and peripheral nervous system damage and has been implicated in sensory neuropathy and autonomic nervous system dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether Cbl-D has a role in chronic, unexplained cough. DESIGN: Laryngeal threshold (histamine concentration that ...
Luo Ya-Jun - - 2011
Background: Overhydration (OH) is a well-recognized problem in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and is an independent risk factor of mortality in this patient population. Achieving normohydration remains an important issue in dialysis therapy. The present study tries to compare clinical signs and find the optimal range for PD patients in ...
Zhu Xiao-Dong - - 2011
Sixty-seven adolescent scoliosis patients with thoracic curve (Lenke type 1, 3, and 6) and 16 nonthoracic curve patients (Lenke type 5) were evaluated with color Doppler echocardiography to identify and compare the prevalence and frequency of valvular regurgitation. Regurgitation of one or more valves was detected in 36 thoracic curve ...
Chung Sung Hee - - 2011
Anorexia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease and is a main contributor to the high prevalence of protein-energy wasting in them. The peritoneal dialysis (PD) procedure may further impair appetite by causing abdominal discomfort and also through the absorption of the osmotic agent and other factors. An increased ...
Jedrzejczak-Czechowicz Monika - - 2011
Both mast cells and eosinophils were implicated in the pathophysiology of allergic conjunctivitis; however, the potential role of eosinophils in an early phase of allergic reaction has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to assess the relation between clinical symptoms and sequence of mast cells and eosinophils ...
Bucca Caterina B - - 2011
Perennial rhinitis (PR), chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), or both, asthma, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are the most frequent triggers of chronic cough (CC). Extrathoracic airway receptors might be involved in all 3 conditions because asthma is often associated with PR/CRS and gastroesophageal refluxate might reach the upper airway. We previously ...
Chen Liqing - - 2011
To determine whether patients with endometriosis have altered levels of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) in peritoneal fluid, concentrations of PEDF in peritoneal fluid collected from 42 patients with endometriosis and 30 patients without endometriosis were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We detected significantly lower levels of peritoneal fluid PEDF in ...
Bernardo Ana Paula - - 2011
Phosphate control impacts dialysis outcomes. Our aim was to define peritoneal phosphate transport in peritoneal dialysis (PD) and to explore its association with hyperphosphatemia, phosphate clearance (PPhCl), and PD modality. Two hundred sixty-four patients (61% on continuous ambulatory PD [CAPD]) were evaluated at month 12. PPhCl was calculated from 24-hour ...
Niclauss Lars - - 2011
Ascending aortic dissection still remains a poorly understood dramatic disease with unpredictable results for the patient in spite of all the cardiac surgeons' efforts. Mean age of disease onset generally is in the sixth decade and one decade earlier in the case of connective tissue abnormalities. Type A dissection among ...
Oh Se Hoon - - 2010
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is potentially fatal when ruptured. Whereas the transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) protocol does not routinely include examination of the infrarenal abdominal aorta, the protocol is performed quickly and easily for AAA screening. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of the protocol ...
Inamori Masahiko - - 2010
This study aims to investigate whether histamine H2-receptor antagonists are sufficient to treat nonerosive reflux disease in Japanese patients. The efficacy of lafutidine in Japanese nonerosive reflux disease patients was studied. The subjects were 24 heartburn patients with two or more cases of heartburn in a week before the period ...
Clavel M A - - 2010
Patients with severe aortic stenosis and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) have a poor prognosis with conservative therapy but a high operative mortality when treated surgically. Recently, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for patients considered at high or ...
Omoto Tadashi - - 2010
Cardiac valve disease resulting from elastic tissue defects has been demonstrated in patients with beta-thalassemia; however, valve disorders of patients with alpha-thalassemia have been rarely discussed. We present the case of a patient with alpha-thalassemia and severe aortic regurgitation with left ventricular dysfunction. The patient underwent successful aortic valve replacement ...
Daimon Masao - - 2010
In patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR), we assessed dynamic changes in mitral annular geometry and motion during the cardiac cycle, and examined their association with the severity of IMR, using our computerized three-dimensional (3D) echo method. Real-time 3D echo was performed in 12 normal controls and 25 patients with ...
Besnard Sophie - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Whipple's endocarditis is an uncommon disease, with approximately 100 cases reported to date. Case series suggest that Whipple's endocarditis usually presents without extracardiac manifestations of Whipple's disease. METHODS: We report 4 consecutive cases of Whipple's endocarditis associated with brain lesions. All patients fulfilled Duke Criteria for definite endocarditis. Whipple's ...
Lagopoulos Maria E - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We sought to investigate the influence of prenatal diagnosis and risk factors for adverse outcomes in double outlet right ventricle (DORV) not associated with heterotaxy. METHODS: Patients with a pre or postnatal diagnosis of DORV from 2000 to 2007 were identified and classified into 3 subgroups: subaortic ventricular septal ...
Chandra Sonal - - 2011
Background- Presurgical planning of mitral valve (MV) repair in patients with Barlow disease (BD) and fibroelastic deficiency (FED) is challenging because of the inability to assess accurately the complexity of MV prolapse. We hypothesized that the etiology of degenerative MV disease (DMVD) could be objectively and accurately ascertained using parameters ...
Kitai Takeshi - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical importance of newly developed ulcer-like projection (ULP) in patients with type B aortic dissection with closed and thrombosed false lumen (AD with CTFL), which is better known as aortic intramural hematoma. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 170 patients ...
De'Ath Henry D I - - 2010
The study assessed whether there is a greater incidence of divarication of the recti and whether between-recti distance is greater in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The study consisted of two parts: a radiological and a clinical assessment. All patients with a confirmed AAA on computerised tomography were included ...
Zanjani Keyhan S - - 2010
There is little evidence in the medical literature about safety of PDA device closure and its effects on aortic root diameter in Marfan patients. We reported on nine Marfan patients whose ducts were occluded by coil or Amplatzer Duct Occluder. Two patients had aneurismal type E ducts which were closed ...
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