Search Results
Results 201 - 250 of 1251
< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >
Sun H H Department of Radiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Shuaifuyuan No.1, Wangfujing Street, Beijing 100730, - - 2013
To assess the utility of dual-source dual-energy computed tomography angiography (DSDECTA) in the diagnosis of active gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). From June 2010 to September 2011, 58 consecutive patients with clinical signs of active GIB underwent DSDECTA. Two radiologists, blinded to clinical data, interpreted images from DSDECTA independently, with discordant interpretation ...
Charbit Jonathan - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to define whether the semiquantitative analysis of hemoperitoneum increases the accuracy of early prediction of massive transfusion (MT). METHODS: A retrospective review of severe trauma patients consecutively admitted to our trauma intensive care unit between January 2005 and December 2009 was conducted. Patients ...
Kerr Wesley T - - 2012
Interictal electroencephalography (EEG) has clinically meaningful limitations in its sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of epilepsy because of its dependence on the occurrence of epileptiform discharges. We have developed a computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) tool that operates on the absolute spectral energy of the routine EEG and has both substantially ...
Forte Gabriele Carra - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether anthropometric and dietary intake indicators are predictors of pulmonary function in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving 69 patients (age range, 5.4-16.5 years) diagnosed with CF under follow-up at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, located in the city of ...
Quarantelli Mario - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Ataxia-Teleangiectasia (A-T) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive cerebellar degeneration. Till few years ago only supportive care was available to improve the neurological function in A-T patients. Even though A-T remains an incurable disease, we recently demonstrated a drug dependent amelioration of neurological signs in A-T patients ...
Zaghiyan Karen N - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Steroid-treated patients undergoing major colorectal surgery are routinely treated with high-dose steroids (HDS) to prevent perioperative adrenal insufficiency and cardiovascular collapse. However, there is no evidence to support this practice. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 97 consecutive steroid-treated patients with inflammatory bowel disease who underwent major colorectal surgery was ...
Kalkan I H - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: In this retrospective study, we aimed to evaluate preoperative predictive risk factors for development of pouchitis in the ulcerative colitis (UC) patients with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). METHODS: The records of UC patients who underwent IPAA surgery and were under follow-up in the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinic of ...
Kunyakham Wichak - - 2012
Avascular necrosis (AVN) has been reported in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and most SLE patients suffer from this problem. To study the prevalence of AVN in Thai SLE patients and to determine the risk factors for developing AVN. A retrospective study was performed, between January 1, 1995 and August 31, ...
Ghandehari Kavian - - 2012
Stroke risk prediction scores have been designed to stratify risk of recurrent cerebrovascular events in transient ischemic attack (TIA) and minor ischemic stroke (MIS) patients. Consecutive TIA or MIS patients referred to Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad were enrolled in a prospective cohort study during 2010-2011. Only TIA or MIS patients presenting ...
Seaman Bradley J - - 2012
Objective. To understand the audiologic and vestibular toxicities associated with adoptive cell immunotherapy (ACI) targeting pigment-pathway antigens on melanoma and to investigate the use of intratympanic steroid injections in the treatment of these toxicities.Study Design. Prospective nonrandomized study.Setting. Tertiary clinical research center.Methods. Thirty-two patients with progressive metastatic melanoma who failed ...
Sodikoff Jamie B - - 2012
Systemic corticosteroids represent the standard treatment for autoimmune pancreatitis with IgG4-associated cholangitis. For steroid-dependent disease, azathioprine has been used for maintenance of remission. Mycophenolate mofetil has been used for transplant immunosuppression and more recently for autoimmune hepatitis; however, there are no case reports to date on the use of mycophenolate ...
Georgy Mary S - - 2012
Nasal polyps are inflammatory outgrowths of paranasal sinus mucosa caused by chronic mucosal inflammation that typically arise from the middle meatus and ethmoid region. The main symptoms of nasal polyps are perennial nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, and anosmia or hyposmia. Unlike patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) without nasal polyps who ...
Levy Alexander N - - 2012
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic esophageal disease increasingly recognized in adults for its gastrointestinal manifestations. This paper discusses a young woman with EoE who presented with persistent hiccups and intermittent dyspepsia. The patient was initially treated with trials of both H(2) blocker and proton pump inhibitor. However, her hiccups ...
Krug Pauline - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Renal manifestations are rare in Kawasaki disease (KD). Acute renal failure with tubular necrosis, tubulointerstitial nephritis and renovascular hypertension have been reported in KD, but only one case of a patient with KD associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) has been reported to date, with the patient improving on steroid ...
Stipho Sally - - 2012
EGD is the gold standard for the screening and surveillance of esophageal varices. A less invasive, safer and sedationless alternative procedure is needed. To assess the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) as well as the beyond the chance agreement (kappa index), of string capsule endoscopy ...
Yildiz Ozlem Kayim - - 2012
A 21-year-old woman was admitted due to altered mental status and hypothermia. The patient had a diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) for 12 years and she was positive for serum anti-aquaporin 4 antibody. On admission, physical examination revealed coma with decerebration rigidity and poikilothermia. Magnetic resonance images of the brain revealed ...
Silva Elaine C da - - 2012
To assess the evolution of motor function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treated with steroids (prednisolone or deflazacort) through the Motor Function Measure (MFM), which evaluates three dimensions of motor performance (D1, D2, D3). Thirty-three patients with DMD (22 ambulant, 6 non-ambulant and 5 who lost the capacity ...
Mulatero Paolo - - 2012
Diagnosis of primary aldosteronism (PA) is made by screening, confirmation testing, and subtype diagnosis (computed tomography scan and adrenal vein sampling). However, some tests are costly and unavailable in most hospitals. The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of serum 18-hydroxycorticosterone (s18OHB), urinary and serum 18-hydroxycortisol (u- ...
Goleva Elena - - 2012
Blood tests are needed to identify steroid-resistant (SR) asthmatic patients early so that they can be managed with alternative anti-inflammatory therapy. We sought to assess the usefulness of peripheral blood to predict steroid response in asthmatic patients. Nineteen asthmatic patients with FEV(1) of less than 80% of predicted value were ...
Altunay I - - 2012
This study report an 87-year-old male patient with multiple, superficial non-healing leg ulcers and transient ischaemic attack. Testing for serum cryoglobulins returned positive and for serum immunofixation electrophoresis displayed increased monoclonal IgG-kappa. Histological examination revealed epidermis ulceration, accumulations of neutrophils with nuclear dust or debris (leukocytoclasia) and PAS positive homogen ...
Bonfig Walter - - 2012
A typical growth pattern with decreased pubertal growth spurt has been identified in patients with classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). To evaluate the accuracy of final height predictions in patients with CAH using the Bayley and Pinneau (B&P) method. Using growth and final height data of 92 patients (57 F/35 ...
Vaishnav Kavita Umesh - - 2012
Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage is a serious manifestation of granulomatosis with polyangitis (Wegener's) with high morbidity and mortality. It is defined by the clinical triad of haemoptysis, anaemia and progressive hypoxaemia. The diagnosis of granulomatosis with polyangitis is confirmed in an appropriate clinical setting by bronchoalveolar lavage, lung biopsy or detection ...
Ungaro Ryan - - 2012
Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is a debilitating potential complication of ulcerative colitis (UC). We report a case of PLE in a 26-year-old male patient with UC. The patient lost 50 pounds in the setting of a UC flare and was found to have an albumin level of 1.2 g/dl. Although the ...
Naini A Emami - - 2012
To optimize dialysis prescription and fluid balance of the peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, it is important to assess their dry weight accurately. The experimental evaluation is the method which is widely used in PD centers which needs continuous and controlled reduction of the postdialysis weight down to the point where ...
Wang Fang-Fang - - 2012
Glucocorticoid (GC) therapy remains important in improving the prognosis of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, some patients do not achieve an effective response with GC treatment, creating an obstacle to the remission of SLE. Identification of the underlying mechanisms responsible for steroid resistance can be significant. Macrophage migration ...
Tschuor Christoph - - 2012
Pancreatic Stone Protein (PSP) is a protein naturally produced mainly in the pancreas and the gut. There is evidence from experimental and clinical trials that blood PSP levels rise in the presence of inflammation or infection. However, it is not known whether PSP is superior to other established blood tests ...
Toprak Selami Kocak - - 2012
In the presence of a pathogenetic mutation in JAK2 or MPL, a differential diagnosis of essential thrombocythemia (ET) from reactive causes is relatively simple. However, in patients with suspected ET who lack JAK2 and MPL mutations, the exclusion of secondary causes is especially important. The study was aimed to explore ...
Ferraccioli Gianfranco - - 2012
To find out whether a high number of auto-antibodies can increase the probability of a "good-EULAR response" and to identify the possible biomarkers of response in seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients undergoing the B cell depletion therapy (BCDT). One hundred and thirty-eight patients with long standing RA (LSRA), 75% non ...
Su Ho-Ming - - 2012
Inappropriate left ventricular mass index (LVM) may develop as a response to particular hemodynamic and metabolic alterations. Inappropriate LVM and peripheral artery disease (PAD) characterized by abnormally low or high ankle-brachial index (ABI) are common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, in whom there may be a close and cause-effect ...
Mohebbi Shahrzad S Iranian Center of Neurological Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2012
High sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is a systemic inflammatory marker that is produced in a large amount by hepatocytes in response to interleukin-1 (IL-1), IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor after ischemic stroke. Measurement of hs-CRP in the first 24 hours of onset in 162 patients suffering from ischemic stroke was ...
Sahraian M A - - 2011
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a severe complication of corticosteroids, which may lead to more disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients because of delayed diagnosis. The exact dose and risk period of steroids which cause the necrosis are not clearly known. The aim of the study was to enhance ...
Son Young-Min - - 2011
Pemphigus vegetans is a rare variant of pemphigus vulgaris and is characterized by vegetating lesions in the inguinal folds and mouth and by the presence of autoantibodies against desmoglein 3. Two clinical subtypes of pemphigus vegetans exist, which are initially characterized by flaccid bullae and erosions (the Neumann subtype) or ...
Waikhom Rajesh - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Non-IgA mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis is a well recognized but less studied entity. The clinical manifestations, treatment response and long-term outcome have not been clearly defined.METHODS: This single-centre study included patients with biopsy-proven non-IgA mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis who had been on regular follow-up for >3 years. Their clinical features at presentation, response ...
Dale Russell C - - 2011
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy (AAG) is a rare disorder that presents with pandysautonomia typically in middle age and elderly patients. AAG is typically associated with serum autoantibodies that bind to the alpha-3 subunit of the ganglionic acetylcholine receptor (α3-AChR Ab). We report a 13 year old girl who presented with gut ...
Navaneethan Udayakumar - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Colonoscopic perforation is a rare complication. We sought to determine its risk factors in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 19 IBD patients who had perforation secondary to diagnostic or therapeutic colonoscopy from January 2002 to October 2010. The ...
Lee Hyunkyung - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Recently, urinary exosomal WT1 has been proposed as a novel biomarker for simple podocyte injury. We investigated urinary exosomal WT1 to confirm its role as a non-invasive biomarker for predicting steroid responsiveness or renal pathological conditions in patients with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS). CASE DIAGNOSIS: Forty children with active ...
Griffith James F - - 2011
The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was a highly infectious pneumonia that emerged in southern China early in 2003. A large number of SARS patients experienced large joint arthralgia, although this was, for the most part, not associated with any abnormality on magnetic resonance imaging. The main musculoskeletal complications of ...
Okita Yoshiki - - 2011
We studied macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF)-related neutrophil dysfunction in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), under conditions of surgical stress, focusing in particular on total preoperative steroid dosages. Neutrophils were isolated from peripheral blood samples obtained from 21 UC patients soon after radical surgery for UC. The patients were divided ...
Lee Sang-Hyuk - - 2011
To analyze the usefulness and safety of a steroid injection into vocal nodules via the cricothyroid membrane. Local administration of steroid directly into the larynx has been reported in many laryngeal diseases with different methods. Prospective case series at an academic tertiary care hospital. Eighty patients with vocal nodules were ...
Clendenon Jacob N - - 2011
Immunoglobulin G4 associated cholangitis (IAC) is an autoimmune disease associated with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). It presents with clinical and radiographic findings similar to primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). IAC commonly has a faster, more progressive onset of symptoms and it is more common to see obstructive jaundice in IAC patients compared ...
Gheissari Alaleh - - 2011
The aim of this study was to determine steroid dependent and independent ocular abnormalities in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS). Due to the relapsing nature of NS prolonged usage of corticosteroid puts the patients at the risk of ocular side effects of prednisolone. Since published data evaluating both steroid dependent ...
Song Tae Jun - - 2011
Background and Aim: Type 2 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) has been reported mainly in Western countries and is thought to be very rare in Asia. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence, clinical profiles, detailed radiological findings, and steroid responsiveness between type 1 and type 2 AIP in ...
Affronti John - - 2011
The evaluation, management, and follow-up of patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) can be simple, but it can also be complex, so having a good referral network of subspecialists experienced in this field is essential. Identifying the cause of CP requires a systematic review of the many potential causes when the ...
Savarino Edoardo - - 2011
A patient presented with chronic substernal discomfort and intermittent dysphagia for solids. High-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) of the esophagus showed that there was no peristalsis in the esophageal body, but incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and incomplete bolus transit, so the patient was diagnosed with achalasia. Moreover, probably ...
Tien Fu-Mien - - 2011
Clinical features and treatment responses in pediatric patients with eosinophilic gastroenteritis are rarely reported. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical manifestations and outcome of eosinophilic gastroenteritis in children of Asian background. Between 1997 and 2009, 14 Taiwanese patients (nine boys and five girls), with median age of 8.3 years ...
Hassan K M - - 2011
Hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) is a rare disorder of diverse etiology. It presents with headaches, cranial neuropathies and ataxia occurring alone or in combination. Dural biopsy is essential to exclude secondary causes of pachymeningitis. There is paucity of data on biopsied cases of HP. We report three biopsy-proven cases of idiopathic ...
Hirota Morihisa - - 2011
OBJECTIVES:: The aim of this study was to clarify the pancreatic blood perfusion in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and the changes after steroid treatment. METHODS:: Perfusion computed tomography was performed in 11 patients with AIP and 12 control subjects. Pancreatic volumetric blood flow (FV), volume of distribution (VD), and ...
Anjiki Hajime - - 2011
OBJECTIVES:: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and its extrapancreatic lesions seem to be clinical manifestations of organs involved in IgG4-related systemic disease. To clarify whether the stomach is a target organ, gastric function was evaluated in patients with AIP. METHODS:: In 6 patients with AIP, gastric emptying was assessed by Carbon 13 ...
Okabe Yoshinobu - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Recently, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has been used for the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis (CP); however, EUS diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) varies among different researchers. We investigated EUS findings in AIP and retrospectively analyzed them before and after steroid therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The subjects were 32 patients with ...
Zabana Yamile - - 2011
Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and concomitant perianal disease (PAD) are occasionally seen, but the impact of PAD on UC outcome has been scarcely assessed. To evaluate the prevalence, clinical features and outcomes of PAD among UC patients. Patients with an initial diagnosis of UC who ever developed PAD were ...
< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >