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Claessen Guido - - 2011
Objective To evaluate whether in a population of patients with 'lone atrial flutter', the proportion of those engaged in long-term endurance sports is higher than that observed in the general population. Design An age and sex-matched retrospective case-control study. Setting A database with 638 consecutive patients who underwent ablation for ...
Hou Jason - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Many inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) studies have focused on Caucasian patients and little data exist on IBD in Hispanics living in the United States. AIM: The aim of our study was to compare IBD characteristics between Hispanic and Caucasian patients in the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD). METHODS: We ...
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To the Editor: In reporting the results of the Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) Daily Trial (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00264758), Chertow et al. (Dec. 9 issue)(1) comment that patients undergoing frequent hemodialysis were "significantly more likely to undergo interventions related to vascular access." This comment is of concern. In Table 4 of ...
Blagg Christopher R - - 2011
To the Editor: In reporting the results of the Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) Daily Trial (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00264758), Chertow et al. (Dec. 9 issue)(1) comment that patients undergoing frequent hemodialysis were "significantly more likely to undergo interventions related to vascular access." This comment is of concern. In Table 4 of ...
Badve Sunil V - - 2011
To the Editor: In reporting the results of the Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) Daily Trial (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00264758), Chertow et al. (Dec. 9 issue)(1) comment that patients undergoing frequent hemodialysis were "significantly more likely to undergo interventions related to vascular access." This comment is of concern. In Table 4 of ...
Agarwal Rajiv - - 2011
To the Editor: In reporting the results of the Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) Daily Trial (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00264758), Chertow et al. (Dec. 9 issue)(1) comment that patients undergoing frequent hemodialysis were "significantly more likely to undergo interventions related to vascular access." This comment is of concern. In Table 4 of ...
Paliobei Vassiliki P - - 2011
Objective. The aim of this prospective study was to audiologically evaluate consecutive glaucoma patients with or without exfoliation. Study Design. Prospective study. Setting. Glaucoma Unit and Audiology Department at a university hospital. Subjects and Methods. Consecutive subjects with exfoliative glaucoma (XFG) or primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) aged between 50 and ...
Fos José - - 2011
CEBPA mutations in AML patients with a normal karyotype (NK) confer favorable prognosis, whereas NK-AML patients per se are of intermediate-risk. This suggests that blocked CEBPA function characterizes NK-AML with favorable outcome. We determined the prognostic significance of CEBPA DNA binding function by ELISA in 105 NK-AML patients. Suppressed CEBPA ...
Zayed Hania - - 2011
Behçet's disease (BD) is an idiopathic multisystem disorder. Involvement of CNS occurs in 4-48% of cases. This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of subclinical neuropsychiatric affection in asymptomatic Egyptian BD patients using psychometric tests and brain imaging with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and magnetic resonance imaging ...
Hoyt Hana - - 2011
Demographic Profile of Patients Undergoing AF Ablation. Background: Catheter ablation is a widely accepted treatment for drug refractory atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of our study was to examine secular trends in the demographic profile of patients undergoing AF ablation. Methods and Results: Data for 792 patients who underwent catheter ablation ...
Brüne Martin - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant degenerative brain disorder that is characterized by motor, cognitive, and affective symptoms. There is, to some, degree, phenomenological overlap with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia patients are frequently impaired in "theory of mind" (ToM), that is, the ability to reflect on the mental states of ...
Stamelou Maria - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the sensation of thirst differs between patients with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy with predominant parkinsonism (MSA-P), and Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: We administered a standardized thirst questionnaire to age-, sex-, and stage-matched patients with probable PSP, PD, ...
Szczeklik W - - 2011
Objectives: Although peripheral nervous system involvement in patients with Churg?Strauss syndrome (CSS) has been described, little is known about its autonomic part. Autonomic nervous system (ANS) function can be assessed by studying heart rate variability (HRV) and a decrease in the spectrum of HRV correlates with ANS impairment. Methods: Out ...
Patella Rosalba - - 2011
Ischemic stroke in young patients is a relatively rare event. Few studies have examined the long-term prognosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome to identify clinical, laboratory and radiologic patterns as possible predictors for mortality, recurrence and functional recovery. We prospectively evaluated 94 patients (42 ...
Tateno Fuyuki - - 2011
The objective of this study was to delineate the clinical features of patients with pure akinesia and a low heart versus mediastinum ratio below 2.0 in the delayed images of myocardial metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy, a marker for the clinical diagnosis of Lewy body diseases. A total of 13 patients was enrolled. ...
Hiestand Brian - - 2011
ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2011; 18:261-266 © 2011 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine ABSTRACT: Objectives:  The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) is a prospectively validated, five-level emergency department (ED) triage system designed to match triage acuity to both patient acuity and appropriate resource allocation. The study hypothesis was that, in ...
Ridgway Emily B - - 2011
The facial features of children with FGFR3Pro250Arg mutation (Muenke syndrome) differ from those with the other eponymous craniosynostotic disorders. We documented midfacial growth and position of the forehead after fronto-orbital advancement (FOA) in patients with the FGFR3 mutation. We retrospectively reviewed all patients who had an FGFR3Pro250Arg mutation and craniosynostosis. ...
Sun Jianlan - - 2011
del(20q) can be observed in hematologic neoplasms, including chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), and has been reported in patients undergoing blast transformation. We describe 10 patients with CML in hematologic and cytogenetic remission with del(20q) detected by conventional cytogenetics. There were 6 men and 4 women with a median age of ...
Hartkamp André - - 2011
The aim of this study was to compare serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) levels and clinical and laboratory parameters reflecting expression of disease between female patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) and age-matched healthy women and to examine in pSS patients the correlation of these variables with fatigue, well-being, and functioning. ...
Vohra Surbhi - - 2011
Background: Chronic urticaria patients who demonstrate autoantibodies against the high-affinity receptor of IgE (FceRI) or IgE itself tend to have a high itch and wheal score, and systemic symptoms may have a significant bearing on their management in terms of super pharmacologic doses of antihistamines needed or use of immunomodulators. ...
Martins Carmen Tzanno Branco - - 2011
Physical inactivity is a determinant of clinical disorders and psychological problems in patients with chronic kidney disease patients. In two satellite clinics, a program of physical activity (PA) was offered to 86 patients undergoing hemodialysis. Of those, 49 patients entered the PA program spontaneously and 37 remained inactive. After six ...
Singh Niranjan N - - 2011
Marijuana, or cannabis, is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs worldwide. Although there are some case reports of stroke associated with cannabis use, there is no information on a causal role of cannabis in stroke. We identified 14 patients admitted to St Louis University Hospital between January 2004 ...
Furukawa F - - 2011
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are widely used for the treatment of various diseases, particularly in dermatology. However, there have been few reports about the outcome of treatment for GC-induced osteoporosis in patients with dermatological conditions receiving oral GCs. The present study was undertaken to prospectively evaluate the usefulness of etidronate for preventing ...
Daliri Armand - - 2011
Background Hemoptysis can be an acute medical emergency, which can be localized angiographically and controlled by therapeutic intervention. Purpose To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of bronchial artery embolization, and including follow-up in patients with hemoptysis. Material and Methods Thirty-five vascular interventions were performed in 28 patients (nine women and ...
Rho Young-Il - - 2011
Objectives.- To evaluate the role of neuroimaging and to estimate the prevalence of significant and treatable intracranial lesions in children and adolescents with recurrent headaches. Background.- Neuroimaging studies are commonly performed in children and adolescent patients with headache because of increasing demands by parents and physicians, although objective data and ...
Güngör Levent - - 2011
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute demyelinating polyneuropathy with various clinical features. Optic neuritis occurs in rare cases. In this study we determined the incidence and patterns of visual evoked potential (VEP) abnormality in GBS in association with ophthalmologic findings. Thirty-two patients with a diagnosis of GBS were included in ...
Santos Ana Paula S Vieira AP Anesthesiology Department of Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo (ISCMSP), - - 2011
The concern of facing difficult airways brought the need of developing predictive testing for difficult intubation. Those tests were developed primarily for adult populations. In pediatric patients studies always focus on patients with congenital malformation, polytraumatized, and newborns. The objective of the present study was to determine the applicability of ...
Jabbour Noel - - 2011
Objective. Develop an evidence-based model for predicting operative endoscopy findings in patients with recurrent croup. Study Design. Case series with chart review. Setting. Tertiary care children's hospital. Subjects and Methods. Retrospective chart review was performed on 124 patients who received consultation for recurrent croup between 2000 and 2009. Direct laryngoscopy ...
Sert Kuniyoshi Fatima H - - 2011
Impaired brachial flow-mediated dilation (FMD) is associated with risk for subsequent cardiovascular events in patients after myocardial infarction (MI). These patients often have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We tested the hypothesis that patients with OSA post MI will exhibit more severe impairment in FMD. We studied 64 patients with MI ...
Heyer Christoph M - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy of CT-guided spinal biopsy (CTSB) in patients with spondylitis considering patient characteristics, technical issues, antibiotic therapy, histopathological, and microbiological findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All CTSB procedures performed between 1995 and 2009 in patients with proven spondylitis were re-evaluated. Patient sex and age, antibiotic treatment, biopsy approach, ...
Croquelois Alexandre - - 2011
Background: To study the characteristics of vascular aphasia in a cohort of patients with a first-ever stroke. Methods: All patients admitted to the Lausanne neurology department for a first-ever stroke between 1979 and 2004 were included. Neurological examination including language was performed on admission. Stroke risk factors, stroke origin and ...
Cavedo E - - 2011
Histologic studies show that the amygdala is affected by Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology, and its medial aspect is the most involved. We aimed to assess in vivo local structural differences in the amygdala of patients with AD using high-field MRI. A total of 19 patients with AD (mean age 76, ...
Johnson Jonathan N - - 2011
Congenital or acquired QT prolongation is a risk factor for life-threatening arrhythmias. In patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the QT interval may be intrinsically prolonged. However, the prevalence, cause, and significance of QT prolongation among patients with HCM are unknown. After exclusion of patients on QT-prolonging drugs, a blinded, retrospective ...
Reid W G J - - 2011
Objective To determine whether neuropsychological measures differ between patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) who acquire dementia within 10 years of disease onset versus those who acquire dementia later in the disease course, using data from the longitudinal Sydney Multicentre Study of PD. Methods The Sydney Multicentre Study of PD is ...
Yilmaz Mahmut Ilker - - 2011
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) conveys high mortality rates. Soluble TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK) and long pentraxin 3 (PTX3) are predictors of mortality in dialysis patients and determinants of endothelial dysfunction. Now, we hypothesize that both sTWEAK and PTX3 act as biomarkers of cardiovascular outcomes in nondialysis CKD patients. ...
Panichi Vincenzo - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Resistance to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) is often associated with chronic inflammation. Here, we investigated how anaemia, ESA resistance and the plasma levels of biological markers of inflammation could influence all-cause and cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Seven hundred and fifty-three haemodialysis (HD) patients (mean age 66 ± 14.2 ...
Agirbasli Mehmet - - 2011
Livedoid vasculopathy (LV) is a chronic, recurrent, painful cutaneous disease with distinctive clinical features and an uncertain etiology. The skin lesions are recognizable by focal purpura, depigmentation and shallow ulcers. Thrombophilic conditions occur frequently in patients with LV. While no definitive treatment exists for LV, smoking cessation, antiplatelet therapy, immunosuppressive ...
Bandinelli Francesca - - 2011
Objective. To investigate the presence of lower limb entheseal abnormalities in IBD patients without clinical signs and symptoms of SpA and their correlation with IBD clinical variables. Methods. A total of 81 IBD patients [55 Crohn's disease (CD) and 26 ulcerative colitis (UC), 43 females and 38 males, mean age ...
Sy Raymond W - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT) is characterized by adrenergically-induced ventricular tachycardia (VT) associated with syncope and sudden death. OBJECTIVES: (1) characterize arrhythmias associated with CPVT with respect to provocation by exercise and drugs, ECG characteristics, and association with long-term outcomes; (2) explore relation between age and clinical presentation. METHODS: ...
Solomon Benjamin D - - 2011
VACTERL association includes the presence of malformations affecting the vertebrae, anus, heart, trachea and esophagus, kidneys, and limbs. The causes remain largely unknown, but rare patients with mitochondrial dysfunction have been reported. Although clinical signs and symptoms consistent with possible mitochondrial disease are not uncommon in patients with VACTERL association, ...
Karthekeyan Ranjith Baskar - - 2011
AimTo document the feasibility of early extubation and to know the effect of age, weight, and post-operative right ventricle/left ventricle ratio in early extubation in intracardiac repair for tetralogy of Fallot.Materials and methodsThis is a prospective study of 76 consecutive patients undergoing intracardiac repair between January, 2010 and April, 2010. ...
Yahalom G - - 2011
Background and purpose:  To describe and characterize the association between familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Methods:  The patient registry of The National Center for FMF was screened for the coexistence of FMF and MS. Tel-Hashomer criteria were used for the diagnosis of FMF, and FMF severity was ...
Cimminiello Claudio - - 2011
Few studies are available with sufficient sample size to accurately describe the prevalence of low ankle-brachial index (ABI) in patients at 'non-high' cardiovascular (CV) risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD), as determined by using ABI, in this patient population. ...
Schraven Sebastian P - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Chronic sinusitis is almost invariably a feature of cystic fibrosis. However, data on the endoscopically confirmed prevalence of chronic polypoid sinusitis (CPS) and its histological features are limited. METHODS: Single centre prospective observational study. Unselected pediatric CF patients (n=81; ≤18years) were endoscopically assessed for the prevalence of CPS. Sixteen ...
Matsumoto Ken - - 2011
Airflow obstruction is the most important pathophysiologic factor in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the prevalence of airflow obstruction has been increasing worldwide, airflow obstruction is often under-recognized in clinical practice because of insufficient use of spirometry. The aim of the present study was to identify unrecognized airflow obstruction ...
Leblhuber Friedrich - - 2011
Thirty-three inpatients (22 females, 11 males, aged 79.4 ± 9.5 years) were investigated in this prospective cohort study to study the prevalence of polyneuropathy (PNP) and dementia in geriatric inpatients. Clinical and electrodiagnostic investigations, routine laboratory, including thyroid parameters, folic acid, vitamin B(12), homocysteine, neopterin, fibrinogen and glycosylated hemoglobin were measured in serum, ...
Choi Hye Sun - - 2011
: Preliminary experience with the use of hyaluronic acid fillers as a nonsurgical alternative in the management of upper eyelid crease asymmetry and superior sulcus hollowing in Asian patients has proven promising. : This retrospective, interventional case series included seven patients (11 eyes) of various Asian ancestries. All patients had ...
Boucelma M - - 2011
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of this study was to evaluate subclinical atherosclerosis and to determine the prevalence of risk factors for CVD in SLE patients. One hundred fifty-three patients (149 women and 4 men), ...
Miloglu O - - 2011
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of pneumatized articular eminence (PAT) by cone beam CT (CBCT) and to present a review of the PAT literature. A retrospective study was performed using sagittal and coronal CBCT images of 514 patients in the Department of Oral ...
Al Okbi Muhammed Hesham - - 2011
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is characterized by intermittent episodes of vascular occlusion and end-organ damage. Neurologic symptoms are frequent and auditory involvement is not unexpected. To study the prevalence and pattern of hearing loss in Omani patients with SCD. We conducted a prospective case control study on SCD patients attending ...
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