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Goleva Elena E Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO 80206, - - 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 ...
Pithukpakorn Manop - - 2011
A Thai 37-years-old man presented with adult onset progressive proximal muscle weakness and generalized myalgia. Family history showed similar symptoms in several male relatives, compatible with X-linked recessive inheritance. Electromyography suggested myopathic process. Serum creatine kinase was highly elevated. Diagnosis of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) was confirmed by genetic testing. ...
Kirpalani Dhiruj - - 2011
Background: Cervical epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are often used to treat patients with neck and upper extremity pain associated with a cervical radiculopathy. The effect of chronic opioid use in cervical radiculopathy patients managed with ESIs is unknown; past studies suggest that these patients may behave differently than opioid naïve ...
Rozen Todd D - - 2011
(Headache 2011;51:85-91) Objective.- To look at the smoking history of migraine patients and to determine if a history of cigarette smoking is associated with the development of cranial autonomic symptoms with migraine headaches. Background.- It has recently been noted that a significant number of migraine patients may develop autonomic symptoms ...
Senevirathna Shanaka - - 2011
Bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture is not common in the absence of systemic disease. Patients with chronic systemic diseases such as uremia and systemic lupus erythematosus and patients who are being treated with systemic steroids or local steroid injections are more prone to tendon rupture. The tendon can rupture spontaneously or ...
Park Hee-Kwon - - 2011
The right-to-left shunts (RLS) and white matter lesions (WMLs) are frequently observed in migraineurs and in patients with ischemic stroke. Previous studies have reported that the burden of WMLs did not increase with the intracardiac right-to-left shunt (RLS) in migraineurs. However, some types of WMLs are known to be associated ...
Isobe Chiaki - - 2010
(Headache 2010;50:1561-1569) Objective.- To investigate whether total and free homocysteine (HC) levels are increased in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with migraine headache compared with normal control populations. Methods.- The concentrations of free and total HC in the CSF of migraine without aura (MOA) and migraine with aura (MWA) ...
Noheria Amit - - 2011
Atrial septal defects (ASD), including patent foramen ovale, have been linked to an increased prevalence of migraine headaches in the general population. A similar association with migraine is speculated for iatrogenic ASD due to atrial septal puncture during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). A total of 2,069 patients who ...
Türko─člu Recai - - 2011
ABSTRACT Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies occasionally display focal hyperintense lesions within the white matter of migraine patients. No immunological factors associated with these lesions have been defined so far. To investigate the relationship between MRI lesions and antineuronal antibody response, 17 migraine patients with white matter lesions (WML), 19 ...
Gillet J L - - 2010
Visual disturbances (VDs) are reported with an average rate of 1.4% after foam sclerotherapy (FS). Some clinical clues indicate that they could correspond to migraine with aura (MA). To validate the hypothesis that VDs occurring after FS correspond to MA and are not transient ischaemic cerebro-vascular events. A prospective multicentre ...
Aydin Mustafa - - 2010
To assess the clinical characteristics of patients with migraine. The medical records of 76 patients diagnosed with migraine were reviewed using the ICHD-II 2004 diagnosis criteria. The patients were classified into three age groups: 3-6 yr olds (group I), 7-12 yr olds (group II), and 13-17 yr olds (group III). ...
Porta-Etessam Jesús - - 2011
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a well-documented syndrome characterized typically by a benign, self-limited course. Patients typically present with postural or exertional headaches that can be temporarily relieved by lying in a supine or recumbent position. A 35-year-old Caucasian male suffered orthostatic headache that developed to a bilateral abducens palsy. ...
Sandrini G - - 2011
A large number of instrumental investigations are used in patients with non-acute headache in both research and clinical fields. Although the literature has shown that most of these tools contributed greatly to increasing understanding of the pathogenesis of primary headache, they are of little or no value in the clinical ...
Maggioni F - - 2011
We present the case of a patient who had a 3-year history of episodes of transitory unilateral mydriasis with omolateral blurred vision followed by headache. Thereafter, during the last 4 years, the patient developed a migraine with visual aura, without further episodes of transitory mydriasis. We suggest that the transitory ...
Filipovic B R - - 2011
In the present study, we have hypothesized that volume changes of the caudate nucleus, putamen, globus pallidus, hippocampus, thalamus, and lateral ventricle in newly-diagnosed, male PTSD patients without therapy are more pronounced in those with headaches. To confirm or reject our hypothesis, we have undertaken an extensive study of forty-nine ...
Barriga Fj - - 2011
Background: Transient, unilateral mydriasis has been reported in migraine patients, and this has been regarded as a possible co-morbidity between migraine and Adie's tonic pupil. Mydriasis that outlasts the duration of migraine attacks is rare. Methods: Through an eight-year period we have studied all patients referred to our neurological clinic ...
Khurana Ramesh K - - 2011
Objective: Orthostatic and non-orthostatic headache spectrum was prospectively studied in 24 consecutive patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Methods: Patients were interviewed about clinical aspects of headache and its precipitation during head-up tilt (HUT). Autonomic functions were assessed using a standard battery of tests. The relationship of orthostatic headache ...
Knutsen Kirsten Valebjørg - - 2010
To investigate vitamin D levels in patients with non-specific musculoskeletal pain, headache, and fatigue. A cross-sectional descriptive study. A health center in Oslo, Norway, with a multi-ethnic population. A total of 572 patients referred by a general practitioner (GP) for an examination of hypovitaminosis D who reported musculoskeletal pain, headache, ...
Boylu E - - 2010
Visual processing in migraine has been targeted indicating that the visual pathways are involved in the migraine pathophysiology. We aimed to assess the nature of visual evoked potential (VEP) changes in migraine patients and to evaluate the role of VEP in the diagnosis of migraine. We examined 31 female and ...
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