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O'Brien J F - - 2000
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of leg ulcer disease in Ireland has been poorly documented. AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the aetiology and prevalence of leg ulcers in one health district. METHODS: All patients receiving healthcare for an active leg ulcer in the Mid-Western Health Board (MWHB) region of Ireland (population: ...
Bianchi J - - 2000
The objective of the study was to investigate pulse oximetry as a guide to assessing patients with leg ulcers before treatment. Graduated elastic compression is the treatment of choice for uncomplicated venous leg ulcers, but is contra-indicated in patients with significant arterial disease. The standard assessment of arterial insufficiency by ...
Capurso G - - 2000
BACKGROUND: About 10% of duodenal ulcer patients are characterized by gastric acid hypersecretion with normal gastrin values. Relapsing duodenal ulcer after Helicobacter pylori cure has been related to high acid output and maintenance antisecretory therapy has been suggested in hypersecretory duodenal ulcer patients. The role of Helicobacter pylori infection and ...
Meucci G - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and the long term evolution of patients with a well defined initial diagnosis of ulcerative proctitis. METHODS: Patients with an original diagnosis of ulcerative proctitis who had been seen at any of 13 institutions from 1989 to 1994 ...
Stümpflen A - - 2000
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of transvenous regional guanethidine block in the treatment of patients with critical finger ischemia. Twenty-seven patients (17 collagen vascular disease, four thromboangiitis obliterans, three embolism, three atherothrombosis) presenting with ischemic rest pain and/or ulcerations of the fingers received a single ...
Kaklamani V G - - 2000
PURPOSE: We study the clinical features of epididymo-orchitis in patients with Behçet's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 57 men with Behçet's disease 7 had epididymo-orchitis during the course of disease. A questionnaire was applied to all cases and the clinical features were recorded. HLA class 1 was determined and a ...
Schabowski J - - 2000
The paper presents the results of observations concerning the effect of cigarette smoking on the prevalence of peptic ulcer among 6,512 rural inhabitants aged 20-64, selected by two-stage sampling. Of these, 2,506 (38.6%) were regular smokers. In order to determine precisely the negative effect of smoking on the human body ...
Soy M - - 2000
It has recently been claimed that some of the symptoms in patients with Behçet's disease (BD) can be activated after the patient has stopped smoking. In this study we investigated the effect of smoking on the symptoms of Behçet's disease. Fifty asymptomatic current smokers (CS) who promised to stop smoking ...
Archimandritis A - - 2000
AIM: To evaluate the validity of the CLO test in detecting Helicobacter pylori in patients with gastric operation and to investigate the relationship of H. pylori with peptic ulcer recurrence in these patients. METHODS: In this prospective study, 110 consecutive patients, the majority of whom had undergone gastric operation for ...
De Panfilis G - - 2000
Previous investigations have shown that skin fibroblasts derived from patients affected by Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) lack an organized extracellular matrix (ECM) of fibronectin (FN). As retarded wound healing is a sign of EDS, we hypothesized that a young healthy man suffering from chronic recalcitrant leg ulcers might be affected by ...
Bustamante M - - 2000
Despite remarkable progress in the treatment of chronic peptic ulcer disease, acute gastroduodenal ulcer hemorrhage remains a therapeutic challenge. Numerous trials of H-2 receptor antagonists have not consistently shown a significant benefit in such patients. Proton-pump inhibitors, which more profoundly suppress gastric acid, are being increasingly evaluated. We have performed ...
Bjorkman D J - - 1999
Gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity is a major limiting factor in the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Because of the widespread use of these medications, the morbidity and costs associated with GI complications of NSAID use are significant. On the other hand, the costs of providing prophylactic cotherapy to all patients ...
Ohanaka E C - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: To review in-patient management of leg ulcers and to compare our experiences with those from other similar centres. DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. PATIENTS: Forty five patients hospitalised with leg ulcers. RESULTS: There were 27 males and 18 females (MF 3:2). The age ...
Opazo P - - 1999
We have previously cloned 10 Helicobacter pylori antigen genes from a Chilean strain including: cytotoxin VacA, a truncated region of CagA (called A17), a species-specific protein (Ag26), urease subunits (UreA, UreB), a flagellin, (FlaB), heat shock proteins (HspA and HspB), an adhesin (HpaA) and a lipoprotein (Lpp20). Immunogenicity of these ...
Cellier C - - 1999
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine in patients with sprue whether jejunal endoscopy improves the diagnostic yield or provides information that may modify management, when compared with evaluation limited to the duodenum. METHODS: From January 1994 to June 1998, a total of 31 patients (6 men, 25 ...
Tan A C - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Many patients are not symptom-free after eradication therapy for Helicobacter pylori and continue to use proton pump inhibitors or H2-receptor antagonists (H2-RAs). AIM: To ascertain whether a cohort of patients treated for H. pylori were still taking either proton pump inhibitors or H2-RAs more than 4 years after H. ...
Hanekom G S - - 1999
We analysed peripheral blood samples from 143 patients with primary melanoma (PM) for the presence of tyrosinase mRNA by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to determine whether the early detection of circulating melanoma cells (CMCs) is of clinical value in monitoring melanoma progression. Ten of the patients (7%) with PM ...
Fischer D R - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Giant duodenal ulcer (GDU) is generally thought to require surgical intervention. Proton pump inhibitors have beneficial effects in peptic ulcer disease, but their role in GDU disease is unknown. We examined the use of omeprazole in GDU management. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients were diagnosed with GDU. One patient required immediate ...
Paré P P Quebec City University Medical Centre, Pavillon L'Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Laval University, Québec, Canada. - - 1999
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is the most common condition in patients consulting with upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms, resulting in up to 5% of visits to family physicians. By definition, patients with FD have no clinical, biochemical or endoscopic evidence of an organic disease that is likely to explain their symptoms. The ...
Hundal O - - 1999
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous reports state that there is absorption of bismuth through active peptic ulcers. It was therefore of interest to investigate the extent of absorption in patients at the ulcer and post-ulcer stages. METHODOLOGY: Twenty H. pylori-positive patients with gastroscopically verified gastric or duodenal ulcers were randomly allocated to ingest ...
Fajardo-dolci G - - 1999
The clinical course of 49 patients with the diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were studied in the Department of Otolaryngology of the Hospital General de Mexico between December 1986 and March 1997. The most frequent clinical symptoms in these patients were: nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, fever, weight loss, cervical lymph adenopathy, rhinopharyngeal ...
Tavakoli K - - 1999
We have collected data on the second follow-up of 27 patients who underwent musculocutaneous flap closure of their ischial pressure sores. Thirty-seven ulcers were operated on between 1988 and 1993 using the V-Y advancement hamstring musculocutaneous island flap. At the initial follow-up (mean = 20 months) in 1993, despite 33% ...
Kang J Y - - 1999
AIMS: To determine: (i) the prevalence of histological gastritis and peptic ulcer; and (ii) the clinical features of peptic ulcer, in patients with end-stage renal failure. METHODS: Upper endoscopy was performed by a single observer in 268 patients with end-stage renal failure over a 6-year period. Gastric histology and Helicobacter ...
Esimbekova E N - - 1999
The possibility of using a bioluminescence method for measuring endotoxicosis during therapy has been investigated. Results of our experiments shown that a bioluminescence method can be used as a reliable criterion to monitor the course of disease for patients with bronchitis, ulcerous disease or chronic colecystitis. Assays using both soluble ...
Uygun A - - 1999
We investigated the incidence of duodenal gastric metaplasia and its response to Helicobacter pylori eradication in patients with duodenal ulcer or erosive duodenitis. Gastric and duodenal biopsies were taken from patients with endoscopically detected H. pylori positive duodenal ulcer or erosive duodenitis, and the presence and extent of duodenal gastric ...
Cheatum D E - - 1999
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are frequently treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Although NSAIDs are an effective therapy for the pain and inflammation of arthritis, they are associated with serious side effects, particularly ulceration, bleeding, and perforation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In this study, 1826 OA or ...
Alarcón T - - 1999
The prevalence of the cagA gene and vacA alleles in 124 Spanish Helicobacter pylori clinical isolates from patients of different ages ranging from 3 to 78 years was studied (21 patients < or = 10 years, 30 patients 11-20 years, 17 patients 21-40 years, 31 patients 41-60 years and 25 ...
Annese V - - 1999
A 37-year-old man, previously submitted to colectomy for ulcerative pancolitis unresponsive to medical therapy, presented with nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, and bloody diarrhea. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed mucosal friability, petechiae, and erosions throughout the duodenum, whereas prestomal ileum showed large ulcers and pseudopolyps. Histologically, a dense inflammation chiefly composed ...
Panda A - - 1999
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of lateral tarsorrhaphy for the management of postkeratoplasty epithelial defects. METHOD: Thirty-six patients with persistent postkeratoplasty epithelial defects that did not heal despite topical medical therapy for a period of 96 hours were treated with either a lateral tarsorrhaphy (18 patients) or with tight patching ...
Desautels S G - - 1999
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Persistent abdominal pain occurs in many patients after cholecystectomy, some of whom are described as having sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD). Pain in SOD type III is thought to be of biliary origin with little objective data, and treatment is often unsatisfactory. Chronic abdominal pain without a ...
Lamah M - - 1999
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate possible differences in capillary density of the skin of the foot between normal subjects and patients with peripheral vascular disease. METHODS: Using in vivo video microscopy, a method was developed to measure the average capillary density (ACD) of the skin of ...
Danbauchi S S - - 1999
Seven hundred and ninety patients had upper gastrointestinal endoscope in a fifteen-year review in the Ahmadu Bello University Hospital, Zaria. Dyspepsia was the commonest indication for the procedure. The male female ratio was 1.5:1 The mean age of the patients was 37.8 years and most patients presented in the 4th ...
John D - - 1999
AIM: To describe leprosy characteristics, ocular features, and type of organisms that produce infective corneal ulcers in leprosy patients. METHOD: The records of all leprosy patients admitted for treatment of corneal ulcers between 1992 and 1997 were reviewed. RESULTS: 63 leprosy patients, 53 males and 10 females, are described. 16 ...
Yamamoto T - - 1999
BACKGROUND: The outcome of strictureplasty for duodenal Crohn's disease has not been critically documented. The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of strictureplasty for duodenal Crohn's disease. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of 13 patients who underwent strictureplasty (including four pyloroplasties) for obstructive duodenal Crohn's disease ...
Lindholm C - - 1999
This study has collated data on the prevalence of chronic wounds and the demography of patients with these wounds. Diagnostic methods, nursing care, the presence of diabetes and pain are analysed, as well as data on healing, amputation and mortality three months post-study. A total of 694 patients were identified: ...
Reiber G E - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and constellations of anatomic, pathophysiologic, and environmental factors involved in the development of incident diabetic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes and no history of foot ulcers from Manchester, U.K., and Seattle, Washington, research settings. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The Rothman model of causation was ...
van Geest A J - - 1999
BACKGROUND: To our best knowledge this is the second case ever described of familial primary cryofibrinogenemia (CFG). PATIENTS: A 29-year-old Moroccan female and two of her three children suffered from painful purpura, slow healing small ulcerations and edema of both feet during the winter season. Laboratory investigations revealed the presence ...
Bernitz H - - 1998
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of oral lesions in a private dental practice, which treats a broad spectrum of patients from both urban and rural areas. All oral lesions were documented over a 30 month period in a research programme, which formed part of the ...
Vaizey C J - - 1998
BACKGROUND: Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by erythema or ulceration of the rectal wall, associated with typical histological features, and disturbed defaecatory behaviour with the passage of blood and mucus. METHODS: This is a review based on a literature search using a computer database (Medline) and ...
McRorie E R - - 1998
Leg ulceration in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without systemic vasculitis is a difficult clinical problem and a common cause of morbidity. We have assessed venous function, arterial pressures and range of ankle movement in 23 RA patients with a leg ulcer and compared the results with those in the non-ulcerated contralateral ...
Carbonnel F - - 1998
We assessed the clonality of duodenal mucosal T cells in patients with celiac disease and controls. Fifteen adult patients were studied. Four patients had a complicated celiac disease, 3 did not respond to a gluten-free diet, and 2 had an ulcerative jejunitis (including 1 patient with nonresponsive celiac disease). Seven ...
Seino J Y - - 1998
BACKGROUND: Mooren's ulcer is a rapidly progressive, painful, ulcerative keratitis which initially affects the peripheral cornea and may spread circumferentially and then centrally. Mooren's ulcer can only be diagnosed in the absence of an infectious or systemic cause and must be differentiated from other corneal abnormalities, such as Terrien's degeneration. ...
Tsai C J - - 1998
OBJECTIVES: To examine if climatic changes may influence the presentation of pain and haemorrhage in patients with duodenal ulcers. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Tertiary referral centre. SUBJECTS: A total of 10,331 symptomatic duodenal ulcer diseases were diagnosed from 1989 to 1996. The patients who had any extrinsic factors that might ...
Marchetti F - - 1998
Studies using conventional angiography or non-invasive scintigraphy have revealed widespread abnormalities in the lymphatics of the legs of patients with bancroftian filariasis, regardless of whether clinical lymphoedema is present. To determine if the observed changes were specific for filarial infections, we imaged the lymphatics of both legs in native residents ...
Devlin J W - - 1998
OBJECTIVE: To measure changes in the proportion of medical intensive care unit (MICU) patients prescribed pharmacologic stress ulcer prophylaxis therapy over a 4-year period in relation to the incidence of stress-related ulceration detected by endoscopy at our institution. DESIGN: Retrospective 4-year review of pharmacy and endoscopy databases. SETTING: A 35-bed ...
Chang T M - - 1998
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate partial and complete circular duodenectomy combined with highly selective vagotomy (HSV) for relief of gastric retention. DESIGN: A retrospective, case-comparison study. SETTING: University hospital referral center. PATIENTS: Eighteen patients with severe obstructing duodenal ulcer disease defined by failure of a saline load test and endoscopic narrowing of ...
Driman D K - - 1998
Evidence is emerging that sodium phosphate (NaP), a commonly used oral cathartic agent, causes aphthoid ulcers or focal active colitis (FAC) in the colon and rectum. The aims of this study were (1) to assess the incidence of such ulcers diagnosed endoscopically ("aphthoid ulcers"), (2) to assess the incidence of ...
Rikimaru T - - 1998
Erosive and ulcerous endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB) is distinct from pulmonary tuberculosis in some aspects. We evaluated the clinical features of 56 patients (26 males and 30 females) with EBTB to characterize the clinical features of the disease. The chief complaint in 70% of patients was intractable cough, particularly in those ...
Svedman C - - 1998
Posture-induced microcirculatory changes in the lower leg were studied in venous leg ulcer patients and in control subjects by means of laser Doppler imaging (LDI), a technique which allows almost real-time mapping of the perfusion from a distance, each perfusion value constituting the mean of a number of measurements at ...
Kránicz J - - 1998
This study reports the long-term results of operative treatment of clubfoot. Of the patients who underwent posteromedial release for congenital clubfoot between 1972 and 1975 at the Medical University in Pécs, Hungary, 41 feet of 30 patients have been under control examination. Control consisted of the distribution of questionnaires, physical ...
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