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Papayannis C E - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical features of epilepsy secondary to Malformation of Cortical Development (MCD) in a series of adult patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched our database for all cases with confirmed epilepsy and MCD and included in the study only those with complete data. Mean age, sex, age at ...
Poultsides Lazaros A - - 2012
The objective of this study was to compare preoperative expectation scores between stages in patients with bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) using intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs). For patients with TKA (57), ICC was 0.449, indicating fair agreement between stages; expectations did not change for 31% ...
Mehra Nikita - - 2012
The aim of this study was to assess incidence and risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with dengue fever (DF). A total of 223 patients (males, 130; females, 93; mean age, 26.2 ± 18.2 years) from a tertiary care centre in southern India were retrospectively analysed. Acute ...
French Sarah - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Depending upon the method of measurement, hypocalcemia occurs in 15% to 88% and hypercalcemia occurs in 15% of hospitalized patients. Ionized calcium should be measured in place of total serum calcium to avoid errors related to hypoalbuminemia, which is seen commonly in acutely ill patients. Symptomatic hypocalcemia requires prompt ...
Wang Chao-Ping - - 2012
Background: Cardiovascular disease is prevalent among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients with CKD have elevated levels of p-cresylsulfate (PCS), which has been linked with cardiovascular mortality in this population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of CKD in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients ...
Navaneethan U - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The course of ulcerative colitis (UC) following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is unclear. AIM: To investigate the clinical course of UC, before and after OLT for PSC. METHODS: From a historical cohort of 86 patients with PSC-UC who underwent OLT, 77 patients who were ...
Chen Yong Peng - - 2012
Objective:  Although larger biopsies sample had been recommended for study of non-invasive liver fibrosis assessment, few studies with larger biopsies for transient elastography (TE) detecting liver fibrosis had been reported. Present study tries to re-evaluate performance of TE for detecting advanced fibrosis (≥F3) with larger biopsies in patients with compensated ...
Heeringa R - - 2012
AIMS: To describe the terminology and pattern of bladder sensations experienced during non-invasive rapid bladder filling in a controlled setting in patients with OAB and to compare these results with a previous study conducted in healthy volunteers. METHODS: Three groups of patients with OAB, in total 10 patients, participated in ...
Mucci Samantha - - 2012
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to validate the Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire (CLDQ) for use in Brazilian population. METHOD: A total of 200 patients with chronic liver disease and varying disease severity answered a socio-demographic questionnaire, t CLDQ, and the Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36 (SF-36). Patients ...
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A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether early enteral feeding is indicated in acute pancreatitis. A total of 33 papers was found using the reported search, of which four represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, ...
Jin Hao - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To investigate the role of group-specific component globulin (Gc-globulin) in the early process of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 37 patients with SAP and 31 patients with mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) were enrolled in the study. Twenty healthy individuals served as controls. ...
Chen Chih-Yu - - 2012
Technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate (Tc-99m MDP) whole-body bone scintigraphy (BS) has been widely used for detecting bone metastases. The aim of this study is to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of BS in detecting skeletal metastases for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. In addition, the anatomic distribution of the metastatic bone lesions and ...
Wang Yu Y Department of Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98104, - - 2012
Phosphorylated α-synuclein (PS-129), a protein implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), was identified by mass spectrometry in human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). A highly sensitive and specific assay was established and used to measure PS-129 together with total α-synuclein in the CSF of patients with PD, other parkinsonian disorders ...
Jain Amit - - 2012
To determine whether total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is decreasing, we collected Nationwide Inpatient Sample database information (1992 through 2005) on (1) the number of primary TJAs for all patient diagnoses, (2) the number of primary TJAs for patients with RA, and (3) distribution of ...
Pawar Abhijit A Division of Orthopedic Surgery, CHU Sainte-Justine, 3175 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, QC, H3T 1C5, - - 2012
Comparison of lumbosacral dysplasia between normal individuals and patients with low and high grade spondylolisthesis has not been done previously. The objective of this study is to evaluate the relationship between lumbosacral dysplasia and severity of slip in young patients with lumbosacral spondylolisthesis. Postero-anterior and lateral radiographs of 120 normal ...
Famuyiwa Funlola - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The association between undetectable serum total IgE level and chronic upper and lower respiratory tract inflammatory diseases is uncertain. We sought to determine whether chronic sinopulmonary inflammatory diseases are present in adult patients with undetectable serum total IgE who reside in inner-city Chicago, IL, USA. METHODS: Medical records of ...
Doliwa Sobocinski Piotr - - 2012
ObjectivesTo what extent silent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) is present in ischaemic stroke patients has not been established. We hypothesized that brief intermittent long-term electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings at regular time intervals are more effective than short-term continuous ECG monitoring in detecting silent AF episodes.Methods and ResultsConsecutive patients who had suffered ...
Zayour Maya - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Whether agminated, within a speckled lentiginous nevus/nevus spilus, or randomly scattered, multiple Spitz nevi (SN), defined as two or more SN, is a rare entity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate patients presenting with multiple SN. METHODS: We conducted a search of the database of the ...
Ipach I - - 2012
Purpose: New aspects like acetabular overcoverage, acetabular retroversion and proximal femoral head-neck dysplasia have been detected as a main cause of osteoarthritis. The study addresses the detection of reasons for osteoarthritis requiring THA in young adults. We wanted to prove the hypothesis that idiopathic reasons play an overestimated role in ...
Svetel Marina - - 2012
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for the development of hallucinations in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). This cross-sectional study included 180 consecutive, non-demented patients with PD. Out of them, 24 patients (13%) experienced some kind of hallucinations. Visual hallucinations were present in ...
Kneist Werner - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective study was to assess internal anal sphincter (IAS) innervation in patients undergoing total mesorectal excision (TME) by intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM). STUDY DESIGN: Fourteen patients underwent TME. IONM was carried out through pelvic splanchnic nerve stimulation under continuous electromyography of the IAS. Anorectal function was ...
Rodriguez E F - - 2012
We assessed the earliest manifestations of recurrent membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) in renal allografts. Clinical, laboratory and pathologic data were reviewed in 21 patients at the initial biopsy within 4 months post-transplant with evidence of MGN and on follow-up biopsies, compared to a biopsy control group of eight transplants without recurrent ...
Vikerfors A - - 2012
Objectives: To study circulating platelet, monocyte and endothelial microparticles (PMPs, MMPs and EMPs) in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in comparison with healthy controls. Material and method: Fifty-two patients with APS and 52 healthy controls were investigated. MPs were measured on a flow cytometer (Beckman Gallios) and defined as particles ...
Frank M - - 2012
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY AND PRINCIPLES: Estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in hospitalised patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is important for drug prescription but it remains a difficult task. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of selected algorithms based on serum creatinine, cystatin C and beta-trace ...
Iynen Ismail - - 2012
To investigate the effects of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy on hearing. The study group consisted of 34 patients with urinary lithiasis on whom ESWL was applied in a single course. Patients with normal hearing levels were included in the study. Conventional audiometry and transient evoked otoacoustic emissions were recorded before the ...
Karmakar B - - 2012
Quantitative Fluctuating (FA) and Directional asymmetry (DA) of dermatoglyphics on digito-palmar complex were analyzed in a group of 111 patients (males: 61, females: 50) with schizophrenia (SZ), and compared to an ethnically matched phenotypically healthy control (males: 60, females: 60) through MANOVA, ANOVA and canonical Discriminant analyses. With few exceptions, ...
Kocakoc E - - 2012
Objective: Ultrasound venous compression (UVC) is considered the gold standard for confirmation of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremities. The objective of this study was to assess the contribution and significance of venous compression in comparison to color flow duplex (CFD) ultrasonography alone in the diagnosis of DVT. ...
Veerappan I - - 2012
Little is known about the quality of life and survival in the patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) in India. Poor nutrition and dialysis noncompliance is common. This study investigates the factors that affect the quality of life (QoL) in HD patients in India. This cross-sectional study included 78 patients on ...
May Christopher W - - 2012
We sought to determine the prevalence of clinically significant non-cardiac abnormalities found in pediatric and adult patients undergoing cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI), and understand the impact of age on it's occurrence. We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing CMRI between May 2004 and July 2007. Findings were considered significant if ...
Sánchez-Pablo Miguel-Angel - - 2012
To study lesions in the oral cavity of patients with hereditary hemochromatosis and determine their association with iron overload. We took a clinical history, examined the pigmentation of the oral mucosa, and measured total stimulated saliva production. We correlated our results with epidemiological, phenotypic, and genotypic findings. Patients with associated ...
Péquériaux Nathalie C - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Traditional cardiovascular risk factors do not explain the high incidence of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with end-stage renal disease. A prothrombotic state could accelerate the process of vascular disease in these patients.METHODS: In this study, four platelet activation markers (NAP-2, P-selectin, GP1b and RANTES) and two endothelial ...
Kou Kenzen - - 2011
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin for which there are no reliable biomarkers to assess clinical severity. Serum interleukin-18 (IL-18) levels may be associated with AD severity. To identify putative biomarkers associated with clinical severity in adult AD patients, we enrolled 121 adult AD patients ...
Palm Kara - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: Nonacid gastroesophageal reflux (GER), particularly in patients taking acid suppression, has been implicated as a cause of respiratory infections. We hypothesize that children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and a higher nonacid reflux burden have greater rates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) infection than patients with a lower reflux burden. STUDY ...
Tsibouris Panagiotis - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: The role of genetic factors in the etiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is still uncertain. AIM:: To define whether the presence of reflux symptoms in first-degree relatives can affect the severity of the endoscopic picture of patients with GERD and disease evolution during follow-up. PATIENTS/METHODS:: A total of ...
Fujishiro Jun - - 2011
The aim of the study was to identify the clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with liver fibrosis in choledochal cyst (CC). Forty patients with CC who underwent liver biopsy were included. Liver fibrosis was classified as follows: grade 0, no fibrosis; grade 1, mild fibrosis localized in the portal ...
Kimpinski Kurt - - 2012
We have previously shown that sudomotor dysfunction in autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy is severe, widespread, and predominantly post-ganglionic. However, the long-term changes in sudomotor function have not been studied in detail. Our objective was to characterize the long-term changes in sudomotor dysfunction in patients with autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy. Changes in sudomotor ...
Grazio Simeon - - 2011
AIMS: Although considered as a feature of inflammatory rheumatic diseases, there is a lot of controversy around low bone mass in patients with psoriatic arthritis. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to analyze bone mineral density in patients with psoriatic arthritis, as well as to investigate its possible association ...
Bozek Andrzej - - 2011
Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is increasing among the elderly. Staphylococcus aureus colonization is one of the most important aggravating factors in AD. Objective: This study analyses the clinical features of AD in elderly patients and determines the pathogenic roles of staphylococcal superantigens in AD with low and high total IgE ...
Cvitković Ante - - 2012
An epidemiological survey of endemic nephropathy (EN) was performed in endemic Croatian areas and the current prevalence was compared to that reported for the same villages several decades ago. A total of 2,487 adult farmers from 6 endemic villages and 3 non-endemic villages were enrolled. An extensive epidemiological questionnaire, clinical ...
Haq Rehan-Ul - - 2011
We retrospectively reviewed records of 1002 patients who underwent a third-generation ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty. Fifteen patients complained of squeaking, at any time after their arthroplasty. Of these 15 patients, 14 were evaluated clinically and radiologically. These 14 patients were found to have significantly higher mean body mass index of ...
Gonlugur U - - 2011
A 61-year old man presented with a sudden onset of breathlessness. The total left pneumothorax was overlooked on the initial chest radiograph. One month later, the patient had a partial pneumothorax less than 20% on the radiograph, although he did not receive any therapy against pneumothorax, such as oxygen inhalation ...
Filippucci Emilio - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the relationship between clinical and US findings together with the prevalence and distribution of US findings indicative of monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition within the foot in patients with gout. METHODS: A total of 50 patients with gout attending the in-patient and the out-patient ...
Galli Elena - - 2011
Context and Objective:The primary purpose of this study was to detect and quantify 3-iodothyronamine (T(1)AM), an endogenous biogenic amine related to thyroid hormone, in human blood.Design:T(1)AM, total T(3), and total T(4) were assayed in serum by a novel HPLC tandem mass spectrometry assay, which has already been validated in animal ...
Tretjakovs Peteris - - 2011
BACKGROUND: There are many pathophysiological mechanisms underlying reciprocal relationships between changes in cytokines and insulin resistance in metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate alterations in soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1), soluble E-selectin (sE-selectin), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), plasminogen activator ...
Brüllmann Dan Dominik - - 2011
This study was conducted to assess the coincidence of mucosal hyperplasia in the maxillary sinus and related clinical diagnoses of posterior maxillary teeth found in cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. A total of 204 patients who underwent CBCT examinations between 2006 and 2008 were evaluated retrospectively. Clinical and CBCT ...
Ruppert Volker - - 2011
Genotype-specific effects of parvovirus B19 (B19V) infections on left ventricular function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) have not been investigated so far. In this prospective clinical study, the prevalences of B19V genotypes in endomyocardial biopsies from patients presenting with inflammatory heart disease and DCM were determined. A total of ...
Mello Rômulo Carvalho Vaz de - - 2011
To compare salivary with serum total cortisol in patients with severe sepsis, postoperative patients and healthy controls. Serum total cortisol was determined by chemiluminescence immunoassay; salivary cortisol was determined by enzyme immunoassay. In patients with severe sepsis, median concentration of salivary cortisol was 14.0 and 2.6 higher than that of ...
Muley S K - - 2011
This study was undertaken to study Kurpara Marma in relation to its Vaikalyakara effects when injured. The location of Kurpara Marma was found with the help of the description of Marma in Ayurvedic texts, dissection of the elbow joint, and with help of X-ray documentation. Total 80 patients having trauma ...
Deore N - - 2011
The aim of this study was to test the null hypothesis that voice parameters of post-laryngectomy patients using tracheo-oesophageal (TO) prosthetic valves are similar to those of normal laryngeal subjects. Thirty total laryngectomy patients and thirty normal controls were subjected to acoustic analysis of single voice recordings using a sustained ...
Howard Rennie G - - 2011
Criteria for sonographic diagnosis of monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition have been developed, but the interreader reproducibility of this modality is not well established. We therefore assessed agreement using a systematic approach. Fifty male subjects ages 55-85 years were recruited during primary care visits to an urban Veterans Affairs hospital, ...
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