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Maconi Giovanni - - 2009
AIMS: To investigate the course of dyspeptic symptoms, predictors of symptom relief and use of antidyspeptic drugs in patients with duodenal ulcer disease and functional dyspepsia 6-7 years after successful Helicobacter pylori eradication. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with H. pylori-positive duodenal ulcer or functional dyspepsia, included in a prospective, randomized ...
Filipec Kanizaj Tajana - - 2009
AIM: To investigate the association of gastric histological and endoscopic findings in patients with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), according to presence of seropositivity to 12 bacterial virulence antigens. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional single-center study of 360 consecutive outpatients referred in the period of one year to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy ...
Caramaschi Paola - - 2009
A single series of patients affected by systemic sclerosis (SSc) and cyclically treated with iloprost was reviewed in order to evaluate the incidence of digital ulcers (DUs) and to compare the characteristics between the patients with and without this painful and disabling vascular complication. The record charts of 85 SSc ...
Hayran O - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective study was to detect minimal clinically important improvement (MCII) of oral health impact profile-14 (OHIP-14) for assessing the effect of treatments for oral ulcers in Beh??et's disease (BD). METHODS: BD patients with active oral ulcers (F/M:36/22) were selected. Baseline and follow-up data were collected ...
Yamashita Mihoko - - 2009
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is a notorious iatrogenic infection with typical endoscopic features consisting of pseudomembranes (PMs). Concomitant colonic ulcers are sometimes endoscopically detected. We hypothesized that length of vancomycin (VCM) administration for treatment depends on presentation of colonic ulcer. METHODOLOGY: We investigated retrospectively endoscopic findings and total number ...
Hall Andrew B - - 2009
A 54-year-old male with chronic osteomyelitis presented with new-onset hypercalcemia. Extensive initial evaluation did not reveal the underlying cause of his hypercalcemia. Subsequent biopsies revealed squamous cell carcinoma transformation consistent with Marjolin's ulcer. Timely surgery had been shown to be effective in achieving remission in patients with Marjolin's ulcers, even ...
Kloos Christof - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To study whether there is an association between cognitive impairment and the relapse rate of foot ulcers in diabetic patients and those with previous foot ulcers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This single-center prospective study assessed the association of cognitive function and risk for ulcer relapse in 59 patients with ...
Keijser S - - 2009
Interleukin-10 plays an important role in modulating inflammation and antimicrobial defences. In animal models for bacterial corneal ulcers, high IL-10 levels were associated with a better clinical outcome. We investigated whether IL-10 promotor haplotypes, known to determine IL-10 expression in vitro, are associated with susceptibility to and/or clinical outcome of ...
Serarslan Gamze - - 2009
Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication and is a risk factor for death in adult patients with sickle cell disease. Chronic leg ulceration is a major cause of morbidity in homozygous sickle cell disease. We aimed to determine prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in homozygous sickle cell patients and if there ...
Udhayakumar Gopal - - 2009
The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and the correlation between cagA and vacA (mid-region) genotypes with different clinical outcomes from Chennai, India, patients. Biopsies from the antrum were taken to assess the current H. pylori status by histology, rapid urease test ...
Sharma, V; ;
Objective. To test: (i) the sensitivity and positive predictive value of tagged material in delineating ulcerations of the oesophagus in the pre- and post-treatment periods and at follow-up; and (ii) whether tagging could reduce the need for invasive endoscopic procedures in patients with carcinoma of the oesophagus. Materials and methods. ...
Neves Fabricio Souza - - 2009
To describe clinical and epidemiological data of Behçet's disease (BD) in Brazil, we retrospectively reviewed records of all patients seen between 2006 and 2007 at the BD outpatient clinic of University of Sao Paulo. One hundred and six patients fulfilled the International Study Group for Behçet's Disease diagnostic criteria and ...
Durmazlar Selda Pelin Kartal - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Although homocysteine (Hcy) has profound effects concerning vascular lesions and thrombosis, it has not previously been investigated in patients with stasis dermatitis and ulcer. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate plasma Hcy levels in patients with stasis dermatitis and ulcer. METHODS: A total of 25 patients (17 male, eight female; mean age ...
Tomita Makoto - - 2009
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are endopeptidases which perform important functions in extracellular matrix remodeling, cell proliferation, and inflammatory processes. Here, we compared MMP-3 levels with those of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1 and several inflammatory cytokines in gastric ulcer (GU) patients. METHODS: This study enrolled 50 patients with GU and ...
Kartal Durmazlar Selda Pelin - - 2009
Background: Although homocysteine (Hcy) has profound effects concerning vascular lesions and thrombosis, it has not previously been investigated in patients with stasis dermatitis and ulcer. Objective: To evaluate plasma Hcy levels in patients with stasis dermatitis and ulcer. Methods: A total of 25 patients (17 male, eight female; mean age ...
Binnebösel Marcel - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Although patients with pilonidal sinus are young and, thus, are expected to heal well, a delayed healing with high risk of recurrence frequently is observed. This study was initiated to test whether disorders in the extracellular matrix (ECM) may be detected in patients with pilonidal sinus and delayed wound ...
Nakayama Masayuki - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to clarify the current situation of bleeding peptic ulcers and examined the temporal changes in the pathogenic mechanisms requiring emergency endoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Study subjects were 285 bleeding peptic ulcer patients who received emergency endoscopy in Saga Medical School Hospital between 2000 and 2007. The ...
Cameron Anne P - - 2009
AIMS: Obstructive symptoms such as slow stream, dribbling and straining are often reported by painful bladder syndrome and interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC) patients. Our hypothesis was that some patients with PBS/IC have an associated measurable bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) secondary to dysfunctional voiding and that those patients with more severe PBS/IC ...
Tunes Roberto S - - 2009
Behcet's syndrome (BS) is a clinical entity characterized by the appearance of recurrent oral and genital ulcers, in addition to a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prevalence of BS in patients with recurrent aphthous ulcerations (RAU) and to test the ...
Lee Keun-Bae - - 2008
Osteochondral grafting for the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) usually requires a medial malleolar osteotomy (MMO) to achieve adequate intraarticular exposure. This study describes the technique used and the results obtained using a modified step-cut MMO for osteochondral grafting of talar dome lesions. Eleven feet in ten ...
El Menyawi Manal Mohamed - - 2009
Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic relapsing multisystem disease of unknown etiology. Ethnic origin is one of the factors that may modulate the prevalence and the expression of BD. To study the clinical characteristics of Egyptian patients with BD, and compare the pattern of the disease in Egyptians with studies ...
Nawaz Muhammad - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Peptic ulcer is a sore in the protective lining (mucosal lining) of the gastrointestinal tract and develops when the lining is damaged. The objectives of this Descriptive Validational study were to determine the validity of Barium Meal examination in the diagnosis of peptic ulcer disease in comparison to the ...
Chanussot-Deprez Caroline - - 2008
Telemedical wound care is one of the applications of teledermatology. We present our experience using telemedicine in the successful assessment and treatment of three patients with hard-to-heal ulcers. Three patients were seen at the PEMEX General Hospital in Veracruz, Mexico. The first patient was a 53-year-old man with hypertension, morbid ...
Stolic Radojica V - - 2008
AIM: Lesions of the gastrointestinal tract are frequent finding in uremic patients but their actual nature is not completely clear. The aim of this study was to detect any correlation between endoscopic lesions of patients with different levels of renal insufficiency. METHODS: This prospective study involved 244 cases, with dyspeptic ...
Wollina Uwe - - 2008
Calciphylaxis is a cause of painful deep ulcers. There is controversy about best wound management in this disease. A retrospective study of inpatients during the 3 years was made. Seven calciphylaxis patients were identified. All patients suffered from various associated pathologies including diabetes mellitus type II and chronic renal insufficiency. ...
Maida Vincent - - 2008
A prospective observational sequential case series was studied in order to ascertain an accurate inventory of the various wound types, their point prevalence and incidence rates and their anatomic locations in patients with advanced illness. Five hundred and ninety-three patients were serially assessed until their deaths. Forty-three individual wound types ...
Bevan Wesley P C - - 2008
Plantar midfoot ulceration in diabetic patients with midfoot Charcot neuroarthropathy is a risk factor for infection that can require amputation. The aim of this study was to determine a simple radiographic predictor of the individual risk of subsequent ulcer formation in this group of patients. A retrospective review of all ...
Beals Timothy C - - 2008
This article focuses on the cavovarus foot shape, with particular emphasis on those patients who have Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Recent greater understanding of this deformity has led to a better appreciation of how the underlying condition drives deformity progression and treatment of the problems associated with it. The basic science underpinning ...
Keckler Scott J - - 2008
Duodenal atresia is associated with a wide variety of congenital malformations. Trisomy 21 occurs in approximately one-thirds of infants with duodenal atresia. Congenital heart disease in patients with trisomy 21 and duodenal atresia is well known. However, the frequency and spectrum of congenital heart defects in infants with duodenal atresia ...
Karahocagil M K - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Anthrax is a zoonotic disease diminishing worldwide. Although a very rare disease in developed countries, anthrax is still endemic in developing countries. AIM: To evaluate the clinical history and features, treatment and outcome of our patients with anthrax and emphasize the importance of the disease in our region. METHOD: ...
Hornyak M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Circadian symptom manifestation in the evening and night is one of the main characteristics of restless legs syndrome (RLS). Although the inverse temporal course of corticosteroid rhythm and RLS symptom severity is obvious, this relationship has yet to be studied. We investigated the effect of late-evening application of exogenous ...
Mustapha, S K; ;
Aim: To determine the types of upper gastrointestinal lesions and the frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection among dyspeptic patients in Maiduguri. Methods: Three hundred and thirty (330) dyspeptic patients undergoing endoscopy at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital were prospectively studied. Gastric antral biopsy specimens obtained through endoscopic biopsy forceps ...
Laborde James Monroe - - 2008
Foot ulcers are a common cause of infection and amputation in patients with neuropathy. This retrospective study evaluated the healing and recurrence rates after treating neuropathic ulcers plantar to the metatarsal heads with tendon lengthenings in the leg. Between 1995 and 2003, 20 ulcers plantar to the metatarsal heads in ...
Pehlivanov G - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The practice of insertion of foreign bodies in the penis is well documented, but the clinical characteristics of penile foreign-body granuloma (FBG) and social motivation of the patients has not been studied in large groups. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and epidemiological profile ...
Arash Azizi - - 2008
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is a chronic autoimmune subepithelial disease that primarily affects the mucous membranes of patients over the age of 50 years, resulting in mucosal ulceration and subsequent scarring. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of dapsone in combination with ...
Titi M A - - 2008
PURPOSE: Nicorandil is a widely used third-line treatment for ischemic heart disease. It can be associated with the development of stomatitis and oro-anal ulceration. The current report suggests an association between nicorandil and the development of colonic ulceration, both in isolation and in combination with anal ulceration. METHODS: This is ...
Prompers L - - 2008
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Outcome data on individuals with diabetic foot ulcers are scarce, especially in those with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). We therefore examined the clinical characteristics that best predict poor outcome in a large population of diabetic foot ulcer patients and examined whether such predictors differ between patients with and without ...
Firth Jill - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To establish the prevalence of foot ulceration in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in secondary care. METHODS: A postal survey of all patients with RA (n = 1,130) under the care of rheumatologists in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK was performed. The prevalence data were validated through clinical examination, case-note ...
Chiba T - - 2008
AIMS: We examined the characteristics of upper gastrointestinal disorders induced by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). METHODOLOGY: The questionnaire investigation was performed over a five year period. RESULTS: A study was performed on 354 patients (161 men and 193 women with mean ages of 66.0 and 70.7 years, respectively) who developed ...
Herrick Ariane - - 2008
The manifestations of peripheral vascular disease in patients who have systemic sclerosis (SSc) range from episodic Raynaud's phenomenon to irreversible tissue injury with ulceration and gangrene. Structural and functional changes may occur in the microvessels, digital arteries, and sometimes more proximal vessels. This article discusses the assessment of patients who ...
Jung Da Eun da - - 2008
We sought to determine the cause of gastrointestinal (GI) intolerance of a ketogenic diet (KD) using an endoscopic investigation, and to examine the relationship between endoscopic lesions and dietary tolerance. Thirty-five patients were enrolled in this study and underwent gastrofiberscopy prior to initiation of the KD. We observed the relationship ...
Zelefsky J R - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between Mooren's ulcer and human leucocyte antigen (HLA) type DR17(3) in patients from the Tamil Nadu State of South India. METHODS: Blood samples from 38 patients with Mooren's ulcer and 45 age- and sex-matched controls were obtained prospectively. HLA-DR and HLA-DQ typing was performed by ...
Enestvedt Brintha K - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The majority of studies on upper-GI hemorrhage (UGIH) to date have been based on clinical experience at academic centers. There is limited information about patients with UGIH who are evaluated by endoscopy at nonacademic settings, which comprise the majority of endoscopic practices in the United States. OBJECTIVE: The aims ...
Ferrari Júnior Nelson Marcos - - 2008
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Cutaneous melanoma represents around 3% of all skin tumors. About 20% of such patients will have advanced disease and will die before reaching five years of survival. The aim of this paper was to describe the clinical and histopathological variables and their correlations. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective, ...
Pietroiusti Antonio - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether some duodenal ulcers (DU) classified as idiopathic according to standard criteria may be causally related to isolated duodenal colonization by H. pylori. METHODS: We studied consecutive ambulatory patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in a secondary care setting. Gastric and duodenal biopsies for diagnosing H. pylori infection ...
Jankićević Jasmina - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Contact hypersensitivity is a common occurrence in patients with chronic venous leg ulcers (CVLU) with allergen profiles depending upon the local treatment policies. OBJECTIVE: This study was to determine the frequency of contact sensitivity, prevalence of individual allergens, polyvalent sensitization, and/or their relationship to ulcers duration in the population ...
Rangarajan M - - 2008
Paraphimosis is an acute condition characterized by all the signs of inflammation. Here we describe a 'chronic' variant of paraphimosis where patients often present many days after the initial injury. The aim of this study is to identify and possibly classify this new variation of paraphimosis - the chronic condition. ...
Zhang Yan - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the gastrointestinal manifestation of Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) in adult patients, including clinical and endoscopic features. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with a final diagnosis of HSP admitted from January 1995 to January 2006 were included. Their medical records, including clinical presentation, laboratory data, endoscopy and pathology reports, were ...
Ng Fook Hong - - 2008
BACKGROUND: This multicenter retrospective study investigated the management and outcome of patients with peptic ulcer/erosion-related aspirin and clopidogrel (A + C) cotherapy. METHODS: From January 2002 to September 2006, patients with endoscopically proven peptic ulcers/erosions after receiving A + C cotherapy were analyzed. RESULTS: This group consisted of 106 patients ...
Blandizzi Corrado - - 2008
NSAIDs are widely prescribed for the treatment of pain, inflammation and rheumatic disorders, but their use is associated with adverse gastrointestinal effects, ranging from dyspeptic symptoms and peptic ulcers to more serious complications. Elderly patients are at high risk of experiencing NSAID-induced gastrointestinal tract injury and should be considered candidates ...
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