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Wang Kun-Yi - - 2011
The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is the most commonly used test to screen for autoimmune diseases. However, only a limited numbers of studies have addressed the characteristics of patients positive for ANA. In this study, we aimed to clarify the relationship between initial presentations, ANA titer, and final diagnoses. Patients ...
Yanaba Koichi - - 2011
To determine serum interleukin-33 (IL-33) levels and their associations with clinical parameters in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Serum IL-33 levels were examined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 69 patients with SSc and 30 healthy individuals. In a retrospective longitudinal study, sera from 14 patients with SSc were analyzed (follow-up, ...
Galarraga B - - 2011
Objectives: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterized by progressive fibrosis of various organs, and causes hard, tethered, and inelastic skin. The modified Rodnan score is used to quantify skin involvement, but this method is subjective and user dependent. The aim of this study was to test the ability of a new ...
Chang Wei-Kuo - - 2011
Patients with a long-term PEG may suffer from complications and received physical and endoscopic examinations. However, these examinations do not provide information between skin and stomach. We present the findings of computed tomography (CT) for patients with long-term percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). After 1 year PEG (183 patients), 57 patients had ...
Zhou Tie - - 2011
Abstract Background and Purpose: Percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) still plays a significant role in decompressing the renal collecting system. Percutaneous nephrostomy tubes (PNTs), however, which are flexible and may not be protected well by patients, are vulnerable to mechanical drag, although they are carefully fixed to the skin with silk suture. ...
Rosato Edoardo - - 2011
Digital ulcers (DUs) and gangrene are common skin manifestations of connective tissue diseases, especially systemic sclerosis. Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is an almost universal manifestation of systemic sclerosis, with 95% of all patients being affected, and resulting in DUs in approximately 30% of the patients each year. Although RP may be ...
Basaran Yelda - - 2011
Background: Myocardial scar causes heterogeneous ventricular activation, which results in fragmentation of QRS complexes on ECG. Myocardial fibrosis in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NDCM) can be identified as late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) areas on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) studies. We investigated the association of fragmented QRS (fQRS) complexes with systolic ...
Acampa Maurizio - - 2011
Acampa M, Lazzerini PE, Guideri F, Rechichi S, Capecchi PL, Maccherini M, Laghi-Pasini F. Homocysteine and P wave dispersion in patients with heart transplantation. Clin Transplant 2011: 25: 119-125. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract: Background:  Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy), a putative independent risk factor for the development of atherotrombosis in ...
Salomon Joanna - - 2011
A case is presented of a female Caucasian patient with chronic peripheral blood eosinophilia and unusual skin manifestations. Within a couple of years, the patient developed multiple hyperkeratotic and hyperpigmented papules and plaques all over the body, palmoplantar keratoderma, pachydermia of acral parts of the body, and generalized pruritus. Generalized ...
Van Praet Jens T - - 2011
The aims of the present study were to identify histopathological parameters which are linked to local clinical skin disease at two distinct anatomical sites in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with skin involvement (limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSSc) or diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc)) and to determine the sensitivity of SSc ...
Sjöwall Johanna - - 2011
Despite the good prognosis of erythema migrans (EM), some patients have persisting symptoms of various character and duration post-treatment. Several factors may affect the clinical outcome of EM, e.g. the early interaction between Borrelia (B.) burgdorferi and the host immune response, the B. burgdorferi genotype, antibiotic treatment as well as ...
Mahmoodi Nesheli Hassan H Non-Communicable Pediatrics Disease Research center, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, - - 2011
The Pelger-Huet anomaly dominantly is a rare and benign inherited defect of terminal neutrophil differentiation. Although neutrophil migration may be minimally impaired, granulocytes function is otherwise normal association abnormalities such as ocular, musculoskeletal are reported very rare. Case Presentation : An eight year-old boy with good consciousness but severe muscular ...
Kumaresan M - - 2010
Background.  The direct immunofluorescence (DIF) pattern of the outer root sheath (ORS) of the hair follicle in patients with pemphigus resembles that of perilesional skin. We performed DIF on anagen and telogen hair ORS from patients with pemphigus and compared the findings with those of perilesional skin. Aim.  To assess ...
Roman S - - 2010
Esophageal involvement occurs in about 80% of patients with systemic sclerosis, with a marked diminution of peristaltic pressures in the distal two-thirds of the esophagus. Our aims were to more fully characterize esophageal motility disorders in systemic sclerosis using high-resolution manometry (HRM) and to determine predictive factors of esophageal involvement. ...
Le Fourn E - - 2010
Background  Secondary lymphoedema is characterized by lymphatic stasis that is often the result of a lymph node lesion. At advanced stages it may cause trophic changes in the skin. However, the presence of changes in the nail unit has not been reported to date. Objectives  The aim of this study ...
Meert Agna - - 2010
We present the case report of a 57-year-old woman with severe monointoxication with dosulepine (Prothiaden) who developed a Brugada-like electrocardiographic pattern. In tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) poisoning the Brugada-like pattern on electrocardiogram is a characteristic albeit rare manifestation of the frequently occurring conduction abnormalities in the myocardium and its recognition is ...
Koschke Mandy - - 2010
Increased mortality in anorexia nervosa is associated with autonomic dysfunction and prolongation of the QT interval. In this study, we examined the relative importance of repolarization abnormalities and vagal modulation of heart rate. In particular, we hypothesized that patients with anorexia nervosa show increased QT interval variability, particularly since this ...
Ledoux Monica - - 2011
Marfan syndrome (MS) (OMIM 154700) has been associated with various skin manifestations. We sought to clarify the value of skin signs in patients with MS. This was a case-control study. A total of 61 consecutive patients (median age: 34 years) seen in the French Reference Centre for MS and Related Disorders ...
Klein S - - 2011
To determine the frequency and suppressive capacity of regulatory T cells (T(reg)) and their association with clinical parameters in patients with systemic scleroderma (SSc). Peripheral blood from 25 patients with SSc, 15 patients with localised scleroderma (LS) and 29 healthy controls (HC) was studied. Analysis of CD4(+) forkhead box P3 ...
Kalgaard Ole Magne - - 2011
To report on the histopathologic findings of affected skin in consecutively collected biopsy specimens from 49 patients with erythromelalgia (EM). Skin biopsy specimens were obtained from the foot arch and analyzed by light microscopy, immunofluorescence microscopy, and electron microscopy. Oslo University Hospital-Gaustad, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Thirty-one patients had ...
Hurmeric Volkan - - 2010
The authors report in vivo morphology of opaque bubble layers with ultrahigh-resolution anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (UHR-OCT) in 3 patients. Two patients were operated on with a 30-kHz IntraLase femtosecond laser (Abbott Medical Optics, Abbott Park, IL) and one patient was operated on with a 500-kHz VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl ...
Doesch Andreas O - - 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of circulating troponin I (TNI)-autoantibodies in plasma of patients with chronic heart failure. Sera of 390 heart failure patients were tested for the presence of anti-TNI antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), including 249 (63.8% of total) patients with ...
Dori Guy - - 2010
The effect of dipyridamole (Dp) on the linear portion of the first major deflection of the QRS in human electrocardiograms (which we refer to as Fslope) was investigated in the context of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), in normal subjects (NS, n=19) and in patients with cardiovascular ischemia (as manifested by ...
Nazarian Saman S Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA. - - 2011
Patients with type I myotonic muscular dystrophy (DM1) are at risk for sudden death due to atrioventricular conduction block. We sought to characterize the trends and predictors of time-dependent electrocardiographic (ECG) variations in patients with DM1. Seventy patients with DM1 underwent standard electrocardiography at first evaluation and routine and symptom ...
Santos Luis Ferreira dos - - 2010
All family members of patients with Brugada syndrome (BS) should be screened. Fluctuations between diagnostic and nondiagnostic electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns in patients with BS are recognized, but systematic studies are lacking. The objective of this work was to prospectively evaluate the spontaneous changes between diagnostic and nondiagnostic ECG patterns in ...
Ciprandi G - - 2010
The aim of this study is to evaluate serum specific-IgE in a large group of polysensitized patients with the same SPT result (such as ++++) comparing two diagnostic methods. Six hundred ten patients (310 females; median age 32 years) suffering from allergic rhinitis were studied. Serum specific-IgE were measured by ...
Ryu Hyeon Min - - 2010
Data on the usefulness of a combination of different electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities in risk stratification of patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) are limited. We thus investigated 12-lead ECG patterns in acute PE to evaluate the role of the ECG score in risk stratification of patients with acute PE. One ...
Akritidis Nikolaos - - 2010
The cardiac effects imposed by the novel H1N1 influenza strain have not been elucidated until now. Electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities were evaluated in a series of 50 patients with confirmed novel H1N1 influenza infection. Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics, laboratory correlations, and the effect ECG abnormalities may exert on disease outcomes were ...
Hanci Volkan - - 2011
We evaluated P wave dispersion (Pwd), QT, corrected QT (QTc), QT dispersion, and corrected QT dispersion (QTcd) intervals in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS). Patients scheduled to undergo elective noncardiac surgery were included in the study. The main diagnoses, anthropometric measurements, waist circumferences, body mass index, electrocardiograms, serum levels of ...
Haraoka Kayo - - 2010
Acquired long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disease due to a secondary repolarization abnormality induced by various predisposing factors. In contrast to congenital LQTS, risk factors that produce acquired LQTS include organic heart diseases that often exhibit depolarization abnormality. Although various repolarization parameters have been evaluated in acquired LQTS, the ...
Kansal Mayank M - - 2010
This report describes a series of symptomatic patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with significant postprandial hemodynamic changes. This finding was identified by history, clinical examination, and echocardiography in 6 consecutive symptomatic patients referred for the evaluation of ventricular septal reduction therapy. Counseling these patients with dietary changes to include small ...
Papavassiliu Theano - - 2010
Patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS) and a spontaneous type 1 ECG are considered to be at greater increased risk for sudden cardiac death than are patients with an abnormal ECG only after administration of sodium channel blockers and therefore represent a more severe phenotype. Thus, it can be hypothesized that ...
Perrin-Terrin Aurélie - - 2011
Several reports have suggested the role of methadone in QT prolongation, Torsades de Pointes (TdP), and ventricular arrhythmia. The aim of this study was to identify the frequency of QT interval prolongation and QT dispersion among a population of addict patients treated with methadone, completed by the description of cardiac ...
Furushima Hiroshi - - 2010
To assess the incidence, characteristics, and prognosis of ventricular tachyarrhythmia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The study consisted of 66 consecutive patients with HCM who were admitted to Niigata University Hospital between 1992 and 2005. Their clinical characteristics and ECG morphology were investigated according to the type of HCM. The type ...
Langdorf Mark I - - 2010
Chest pain (CP) patients in the Emergency Department (ED) present a diagnostic dilemma, with a low prevalence of coronary disease but grave consequences with misdiagnosis. A common diagnostic strategy involves ED cardiac monitoring while excluding myocardial necrosis, followed by stress testing. We sought to describe the use of stress echocardiography ...
Extramiana Fabrice - - 2010
Spontaneous type 1 electrocardiographic (ECG) is a risk factor for arrhythmic events in Brugada patients but the importance of the proportion of time with a type 1 ECG is unknown. Thirty-four Brugada patients (15 symptomatic) underwent a 24-hour 12-lead ECG recording. One-minute averaged waveforms displaying ST-segment elevation above 200 microV, ...
Ocak Iclal - - 2011
PURPOSE To investigate the prevalence of aortic root dilation in patients who underwent CT angiography of the thoracic aorta. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 95 patients, 64-slice multislice computed tomography was performed for evaluation of the thoracic aorta. Measurements of the annulus, sinuses of valsalva (SOV), sinotubular junction (STJ), and maximum ...
Ostman-Smith Ingegerd - - 2010
Clinically overt hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden unexpected death in childhood and has significantly higher sudden death mortality in the 8- to 16-year age range than in the 17- to 30-year age range. A combination of electrocardiographic risk factors (a limb-lead ECG voltage sum >10 mV) ...
Kubo Toru - - 2010
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a primary myocardial disorder with a broad spectrum of clinical features. Although gender may be one of the important modifying factors in HCM, there has been little information on gender differences. We investigated gender-specific differences in the clinical features of HCM in a community-based Japanese population. ...
Collins R Thomas RT - - 2010
Williams syndrome (WS) affects 1 in 8,000 live births and has a high risk of sudden death. No previous studies have evaluated corrected QT (QTc) prolongation in WS. Retrospective review of all patients with WS evaluated at our institution from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2007 was performed. WS ...
Tjäderborn Micaela - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of patients presenting with morphological T wave changes that lead to measurement difficulties, and to identify possible predictors of such changes at baseline and early after start of treatment. DESIGN: ECGs from 145 patients receiving a combined potassium and sodium channel blocking agent for conversion ...
Park Sun-Yi - - 2010
This study was aimed at evaluating the usefulness of giant negative T-wave (GNT) as an index of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ACM) severity and as a better echocardiographic index to represent apical hypertrophy. Seventy-five patients who were recently diagnosed with ACM by echocardiography were enrolled in this study. ACM patients were ...
Johnson Jonathan N JN Department of Pediatrics/Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, - - 2010
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) affects 1 in 2,500 people and can cause syncope and sudden death. Sinus arrhythmia (SA) is nonpathologic baseline respiratory variation of the RR interval. This study sought to determine the frequency of SA and its clinical significance among patients with LQTS. We performed an institutional ...
Stöllberger Claudia - - 2010
A 59-year-old female became comateuse after endocscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and developed low-voltage ECG. Computed tomography revealed air emboli in the brain, the intestinal veins and in the pericardium. Low-voltage ECG most probably was due to pneumopericardium.
Hinterseer Martin - - 2010
The high incidence of sudden cardiac death in heart failure (HF) reflects electrophysiologic changes in response to myocardial failure. We previously showed that short-term variability of QT intervals (STV(QT)) identifies latent repolarization disorders in patients with drug-induced or congenital long QT syndrome. This study sought to determine (1) if STV(QT) ...
Findler Michael - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The QT interval shortens in response to sympathetic stimulation and its response to epinephrine infusion (in healthy individuals and patients with long QT syndrome) has been thoroughly studied. Head-up tilt-table (HUT) testing is an easy way to achieve brisk sympathetic stimulation. Yet, little is known about the response of ...
Tan B Y - - 2010
Arrhythmias are often intermittent, and a normal electrocardiogram (ECG) may not be diagnostic. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of HeartWave500 (HW), a novel web-based ambulatory ECG monitoring device. A total of 120 patients from the National Heart Centre, Singapore were prospectively randomised in a three ...
Hamada Tomoyuki - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Although the dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (D-HCM) characterized by left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and cavity dilatation has been reported to be a poor prognosis, this is now in contrast to the improved prognosis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in the era of advancements in heart failure management. There ...
Lupsa Beatrice C - - 2010
Lipodystrophy is a rare disorder characterized by loss of adipose tissue and low leptin levels. This condition is characterized by severe dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, and steatohepatitis. Another phenotypic feature that occurs with considerable frequency in generalized lipodystrophy is cardiomyopathy. We report here the cardiac findings in a cohort ...
Shah Anjan M - - 2010
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a well-recognized sequela of muscular dystrophy (MD). Early identification of cardiac involvement with timely therapy can favorably impact outcome. We hypothesize that electrocardiography (ECG) can be a useful adjunct in the identification of DCM in MD. This study sought to assess the utility of electrocardiography in ...
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