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Neander K-D - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effect of Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film (NSBF) (3M Healthcare) on erythema on the edges of highly exuding wounds in patients with venous stasis ulcers. METHOD: An intra-individual double-blind randomised test was performed on 239 patients. The two sides of each wound on each patient ...
Sun Edward C - - 2003
Patients with myelodysplasia have increased wound dehiscence and ulcer formation compared with the normal population. While neurologic deficits and resultant muscle imbalance are the presumed etiologies for these complications, no study has investigated the role of peripheral circulation in myelodysplasia. Eighty-two patients (ages 2-20) were prospectively recruited for this study, ...
Cheng Hsiu-Chi - - 2003
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aimed to evaluate whether administration of intravenous omeprazole has different rebleeding rates for peptic ulcer bleeding of patients with and without comorbid illness. METHODOLOGY: A total of 80 patients with peptic ulcer bleeding were enrolled after therapeutic endoscopy to achieve hemostasis. Each patient had received omeprazole 80 ...
Chang Full-Young - - 2003
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: It remains debatable if duodenal ulcer (DU) or Helicobacter pylori infection has a definite impact on human gastric emptying (GE). We explored the nature of water GE in active DU patients before and after ulcer healing and the influence of H. pylori eradication on GE. METHODS: A ...
Bale Sue - - 2003
Managing patients with venous ulceration who are unable to tolerate therapeutic compression bandaging is a challenging clinical problem. This study followed a group of 28 such patients who were treated with three layers of graduated Tubigrip as an alternative to therapeutic compression. It also investigated factors that influenced nurses in ...
Satta Rosanna - - 2003
We describe 2 patients with multiple myeloma who had horn-like filiform spicules in the follicular orifices of the face, particularly on the nowe, and multiple small ulcerations on the trunk. In the first patient, histopathologic study of a specimen from the nose showed follicular plugs of compact homogeneous eosinophilic material ...
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Uninvestigated dyspepsia is very common, and it can be caused by peptic ulcer disease. However, just when patients should undergo expensive tests to determine the cause of their symptoms is not always clear-cut--particularly now that an OTC proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is available. Get some expert advice on what factors ...
Havanond Chittinad - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical presentation after corrosive ingestion. SETTING: A University Hospital. DESIGN: Prospective descriptive study. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Corrosive ingestion patients were studied, from July 2000 to December 2002. Reasons for ingestion, symptoms, physical findings and routine investigations were recorded in a standard form. Data analysed using the ...
Limová Markéta - - 2003
Calcium alginate dressings facilitate the management of highly exudating wounds such as venous ulcers. To evaluate and compare the performance of two calcium alginate dressings in the management of venous ulcers, a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study was conducted among 19 outpatients at two wound clinics in California. Ten patients ...
van der Meij Erik H - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: The possible malignant transformation of oral lichen planus (OLP) is the subject of an ongoing and controversial discussion in the literature. The main criticism of studies on this subject relates to the lack of sufficient data to support the initial diagnosis of OLP in cases that finally developed into ...
Heikkinen M - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia is often a long-lasting disorder that accounts for substantial healthcare costs. It has been classified into subgroups assuming that it can guide management of dyspepsia. AIM: To evaluate the clinical significance of subgrouping functional dyspepsia in a long-term perspective study. METHODS: Consecutive patients with dyspepsia identified by ...
Chavhan G E - - 2003
BACKGROUND: A retrospective analysis of 28 cases of duodenal tuberculosis (TB) was done to evaluate radiological findings and their value in the diagnosis of the disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Upper gastrointestinal and small bowel series of 28 patients with duodenal tuberculosis were analysed for radiological findings. The diagnosis of duodenal ...
Helfand Arthur E - - 2003
Hyperkeratotic lesions in the older patient create pain and deformity, limit ambulation, and may predispose the patient to ulceration. These lesions have multiple etiologies, particularly in the older patient, including the normal physiological changes of aging, disease, deformity, changes in balance, shoe last incompatibilities, and inappropriate footwear. This article outlines ...
Iamaroon Anak - - 2003
Recurrent aphthous ulceration (RAU) is the most common lesion of the oral mucosa. Although many factors have been postulated as etiological factors for RAU, the role of Helicobacter pylori as a causative agent of RAU remains controversial. We therefore investigated the association of H. pylori and RAU by a highly ...
Khurram Muhammad - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy in terms of indications, diagnostic efficacy, and diseases diagnosed. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: DHQ Teaching Hospital, Rawalpindi, from March 1990 to December 2001. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent upper GI endoscopy in 12 years were included. ...
Auroux Jean - - 2003
Gastroduodenal ulcers and gastroduodenal erosions are particularly frequent in cirrhotic patients, but their precise cause is unclear. The aim of this study was to identify pathogenic factors associated with ulcers and erosions in patients with cirrhosis. We studied 64 consecutive patients with cirrhosis referred for gastroscopy. The severity of portal ...
Sotoudehmanesh R - - 2003
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) may demonstrate a number of gastrointestinal lesions and suffer subsequent complications. Our aim was to investigate the endoscopic findings in these patients and identify the predisposing factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During a 1-year period (February 2000 to January 2001), we ...
Kapellen T M - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Paronychia occurs frequently in adolescents, but there are no data about its prevalence in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1). We investigated the presence and characteristics of nail-bed infections in a group of adolescent patients with DM1 aged 10-20 years. METHODS: Ninety-three children and adolescents with DM1 and ...
Chang Sung Ok - - 2003
Touch therapy related to Ki, a type of healing touch, has been regarded as one of the distinct therapeutic modalities in traditional oriental medicine. The present study attempted to develop a substantive theory about helping patients using touch therapy related to Ki, by exploring the views of practitioners who are ...
de Boer Wink A WA Department of Internal Medicine, Bernhoven Hospital, Postbus 10, 5340 BE Oss, Netherlands. - - 2003
Physicians should try to achieve an optimal cure rate with their initial Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy. Most physicians use the same treatment in all their patients. H pylori infection in patients with peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is more likely to be cured than that in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD). ...
Aliaga Luis - - 2003
The clinical and microbiologic characteristics of 31 patients with mucosal leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum are described. Twenty-eight (90%) patients were male. Mean age at presentation was 48 +/- 14 years. Thirteen (42%) patients had no underlying disease, while 18 (58%) patients had several other medical conditions. Fifteen (48%) ...
Ukat A - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of two compression systems, (multilayer elastic [Profore], Smith and Nephew) and (short stretch [Comprilan], Beiersdorf), in the treatment of venous leg ulcers in a randomised controlled trial. METHOD: Eighty-nine patients with venous leg ulcers were randomised to receive treatment with Profore (44 patients) or short-stretch ...
Devi B - - 2003
Four patients aged 8, 35, 45 and 50 years (3 males and 1 female) were admitted to SCBMCH, Cuttack, skin and VD Department with multiple, painful, non healing phagadenic ulcers over body and not responding to the conventional therapeutic agents. The female patient was having severe seropositive rheumatoid arthritis. Pus ...
Laine Loren - - 2003
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly used drugs in the world, but their use is limited because of their propensity to cause gastrointestinal (GI) injury. All patients are at risk of GI injury but certain risk factors increase the likelihood of adverse GI effects. The most important ...
Bjellerup, M
Correlation between dorsal pedal pulse palpation and hand-held Doppler measurement of ankle pressure in patients referred to a specialized leg and foot ulcer clinic at a dermatological department was investigated. Complete data regarding palpable dorsal pulse and ankle-brachial index (ABI) was available for 510 patients. Palpable dorsal pedal pulse was ...
Isakov Vassili - - 2003
Eradication of Helicobacter pylori has lead to a significant decrease in the prevalence of peptic ulcer disease world-wide. Despite the fact that H. pylori eradication is the only way to cure peptic ulcer disease, a substantial number of patients still need antisecretory agents to be symptoms-free after eradication. During the ...
Kinoshita Hisafumi - - 2003
We evaluated the resection of the papilla of Vater performed in patients with cancer in the papilla of Vater. The subjects were 6 patients who underwent resection of the papilla of Vater between January 1969 and December 2001. The patients aged 57-87 years consisted of 3 males and 3 females. ...
Peeker Ralph - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Interstitial cystitis (IC) is known to be one of the most bothersome conditions encountered in urological practice. It is frequently divided into two subtypes: classic and non-ulcer. Several authors have reported on autoantibodies in patients with IC and clinical and histopathological findings show similarities with those in some autoimmune ...
Stoevelaar H J - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To refine the appropriate indications for gastro-protective treatment in patients using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). METHODS: Using the RAND Appropriateness Method, a multidisciplinary expert panel was asked to rate the appropriateness of gastro-protection for 4608 different cases. Logistic regression was used to construct a decision framework to identify patients ...
Shahid A - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To confirm alpha-1-AT deficiency status in duodenal ulcer using a combination of PCR and restricted enzyme digestion. METHODS: Fifty patients with endoscopically proven duodenal ulcer and hundred controls with no signs of the disease were included. Alpha-1-AT phenotypes were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction enzyme digestion. ...
Lee Yuk Tong - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Management of dyspepsia often involves multiple diagnostic tests. By virtue of luminal and extraluminal imaging, EUS may be a satisfactory single test for the evaluation of patients with dyspepsia. METHODS: Patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia of more than 4 weeks duration were recruited. All underwent transabdominal US followed by EUS ...
Zeidler Henning - - 2002
The goal of this study was to obtain data for prescription habits, tolerability for patients at high risk, and clinical effectiveness of meloxicam administered at 7.5 mg and 15 mg for various rheumatic diseases under real world prescribing conditions. This was a 3-month large-scale prospective observational cohort study in 4000 ...
Chang Hyun Kyu - - 2002
This study was undertaken to evaluate the clinical features of a cohort of Behcet's disease (BD) followed up from January 1997 to July 2001 in Yongdong districts in Korea, and to compare the results with the literature. Overall features of clinical manifestations were similar to those described in the literature. ...
Olafsson S - - 2002
BACKGROUND: It is well documented that dyspepsia in patients with peptic ulcer disease (PUD) improves markedly after eradication of Helicobacter pylori, while rarely does it improve in patients with functional dyspepsia. There is a large group of H. pylori-infected patients who do not qualify for either diagnosis, but in whom ...
Bianchi L - - 2002
AIM: To test the efficacy and safety of recombinant granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rHuGM-CSF) in the treatment of chronic cutaneous leg ulcers. METHODS: Five patients with chronic cutaneous leg ulcers were recruited for this 4-month study using only rHuGM-CSF to treat the ulcers. One patient had a neuropathic-diabetic ulcer, and four ...
Petersen E - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To measure serum concentrations of elastin-derived peptides (S-EDP) in patients with aneurysmal, occlusive and ulcerative manifestations of atherosclerotic disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: S-EDP concentrations were measured by a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 10 patients with infrarenal aneurysms 5cm in diameter (AAA), 10 patients with distal aortic occlusive disease ...
Boffeli Troy J - - 2002
A prospective analysis was conducted to identify structural and biomechanical first ray abnormalities in consecutive diabetic patients presenting with their first great toe ulcer. Twenty-six patients (33 feet) met the inclusion criteria, with seven patients having bilateral hallux ulcers. There was no other history of ulcer, trauma, or surgery on ...
Clare Andrea - - 2002
Chronic leg ulceration is a common cause of morbidity in Jamaican patients with homozygous sickle cell (SS) disease. Ulcers heal more rapidly on bed rest and deteriorate on prolonged standing, suggesting a role of venous hypertension in their persistence. This hypothesis has been tested by Doppler detection of venous competence ...
Friesen Craig A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Activated eosinophils can be identified by electron microscopy (EM) Previous studies have shown EM evidence of eosinophil activation in a variety of gastrointestinal conditions associated with inflammation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the activation state by EM of duodenal mucosal eosinophils in children who presented with ...
Hanft Jason R - - 2002
A prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled 12-week study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of a human fibroblast-derived dermis for treating foot ulcers in the diabetic patient. This report summarizes the findings from one center. Following a 2-week screening period, patients were randomized to either human fibroblast-derived dermis (HFDD) (Dermagraft) plus ...
Maconi Giovanni - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dyspepsia frequently causes patients to consult a general practitioner, but is generally investigated in referral centres. This study describes features of dyspepsia and its relationship with demographic, clinical and socio-economic factors in patients seen by general practitioners in Italy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In Italy, 10 000 general ...
Morsy Tosson A - - 2002
This paper reports a patient with intestinal amoebiasis in concomitant with amoebic ulcer in the thigh. The ulcer was suspected to be carcinoma, complicated cutaneous leishmaniasis or due to free-living amoebae. The diagnosis was confirmed by the pathological and parasitological demonstration of haematophagous trophozoites of E. histolytica. The patient was ...
Sawhney H - - 2002
Ischemic ulcers are usually found above the lateral, and venous stasis ulcers at the medial malleoli. Leg ulcers occur in at least 25% of sickle cell disease (SSD) patients in clinic populations, usually in the malleolar region. The function of the large leg veins in most SSD patients is unimpaired. ...
Chiang C P - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Previous study has shown a high incidence of autoantibodies including antinuclear (ANA), antismooth muscle (SMA), antigastric parietal cell (GPCA), antithyroid microsomal (TMA), and antireticulin antibodies in a small group of 26 patients with oral submucous fibrosis (OSF). The reasons why some of the OSF patients have high titers of ...
Yasuhara Hiroshi - - 2002
The aim of this study was to identify important atherosclerotic risk factors for characteristic nonhealing ischemic foot ulcers in patients with end-stage renal failure. We retrospectively studied 534 consecutive hemodialysis patients in five dialysis units of the Tokyo metropolitan area between 1980 and 1999. The influence of risk factors for ...
Rao Gatha S - - 2002
One hundred and twenty patients with tinea versicolor who attended the outpatient department of Dermatology, K.M.C Hospital, Mangalore were studied with reference to their clinical features, age and sex distribution, relation to climate and personal habits. The disease was commonest among the age group of 21-30 years (30%). It was ...
Reinalter Stephan C - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Hyperprostaglandin E syndrome/antenatal Bartter syndrome (HPS/aBS) is a congenital salt-losing tubulopathy with an induced expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the macula densa probably leading to hyperreninemia. Inhibition of stimulated prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) formation with indomethacin results in a significant improvement of clinical symptoms and is therefore standard therapy. Using ...
BudzyƄski A - - 2002
Cholecystokinin (CCK) plays an important role in the regulation of postprandial gastric motor activity which was found to be abnormal in duodenal ulcer patients. This study was designed to compare the influence of CCK on gastric myoelectrical function in duodenal ulcer patients and healthy controls. Fifteen patients with active duodenal ...
Fine Adrian - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Calciphylaxis, historically considered rare, seems to be increasing in frequency. In our single center, 36 new cases have accumulated in seven years. The majority of these cases were non-ulcerating, which we believe to be early disease, in contradistinction to the vast majority of published cases that presented with ulcers. ...
Kolk Helgi - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Dyspepsia is a common syndrome and provides primary care physicians with a significant workload. To optimize the management of dyspepsia, several guidelines have been developed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of upper gastrointestinal diseases and their relationship to Helicobacter pylori infection in dyspeptic ...
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