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Najem Fi - - 2008
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine condition affecting women of reproductive age and characterized by chronic anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries. There are no published data on this syndrome in Libyan patients. To assess the frequency of clinical and biochemical features of PCOS in our patient population, and ...
Baker R P - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Nicorandil is a potassium channel activator used in the prevention and long-term treatment of angina pectoris. It is widely prescribed and its use is supported by data from powerful randomised controlled trials. The colorectal community is becoming increasingly aware of a subgroup of patients with anal ulceration and other ...
Cocchiara G - - 2007
From January 1999 to February 2007, 61 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) candidates for kidney transplantation underwent an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) to detect Helicobacter pylori (HP). We correlated treatment for HP before transplantation and upper digestive tract hemorrhagic complications and possible recurrence of peptic disease posttransplantation. The 32 (52.4%) HP-Positive cases were ...
Wollina Uwe - - 2007
Disabling pansclerotic morphea of childhood (DPMC) is a rare and severe variant of scleroderma. This report presents 3 cases that presented to the authors and studies 25 patients from the literature (English language only) for the presence of chronic nonhealing ulcers of skin and skin cancer. The authors identified a ...
Schwegler B - - 2008
AIM: Prevalence, optimal diagnostic approach and consequences of clinically unsuspected osteomyelitis in diabetic foot ulcers are unclear. Early diagnosis of this infection may be crucial to ensure correct management. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study in 20 diabetic patients with a chronic foot ulcer (>8 weeks) without antibiotic pretreatment and ...
Moshkowitz M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Previous reports have suggested that gastrointestinal (GI) diseases may cause halitosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between upper GI conditions, especially gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and halitosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty two consecutive patients complaining of upper GI symptoms were included ...
Hachulla Eric - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To describe the natural history of ischemic digital ulcers (DU) in systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: This single-center, retrospective, longitudinal study identified patients by demographic data, SSc history and type, Rodnan score, tobacco use, presence of autoantibodies, ongoing treatment, and DU history. RESULTS: One hundred three patients were enrolled, 46 ...
Zambelli A - - 2007
Duodenal confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) was carried out in six patients to compare the findings with histology. The visibility and quality of the endomicroscopy images were quantified using the following score: 0 = none; 1 = poor; 2 = fair; 3 = good. Four patients had a normal duodenal mucosa, ...
Campisi G - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Many coeliac disease patients with atypical symptoms remain undiagnosed. AIM: To examine the frequency of oral lesions in coeliac disease patients and to assess their usefulness in making coeliac disease diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and ninety-seven coeliac disease patients and 413 controls were recruited and the oral ...
Ferrannini M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction is a common condition in many microvascular diseases, such as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (PAOD). Rheopheresis therapy improves ematic viscosity, shear stress and endothelial function while decreasing fibrinogen, LDL-cholesterol and alpha-2-macroglobulin levels. Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of rheopheresis in patients ...
Heinen M M - - 2007
AIM: This paper is a report of a study to identify the determinants of physical activity (PA) in patients with venous leg ulcers to develop recommendations for behavioural interventions aimed at enhancing physical activity. BACKGROUND: Physical activity promotes wound healing and prevents the recurrence of wounds in venous patients with ...
Tseng G-Y - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The role of Helicobacter pylori in the pathogenesis of peptic ulcer disease in patients with uraemia remains unclear. AIM: To evaluate the long-term effect of H. pylori eradication in these patients. METHODS: Uraemic and non-uraemic patients with peptic ulcer were enrolled in this study. Patients having history of non-steroidal ...
Chaiyarit Ponlatham - - 2008
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory mucosal disease that cell-mediated immunological mechanisms are involved in pathogenesis. The objective of this study was to investigate the expression of CD44 isoforms including CD44s, CD44v5, and CD44v6 in biopsy specimens and saliva from OLP patients. Thirty-one OLP patients and 30 healthy ...
Edelman David A - - 2008
In recent years there has been a rapid increase in the use of proton pump inhibitors. Our institution has recently had several shortages of IV pantoprazole, each lasting 7-10 days. The purpose of our study was to evaluate in-patient usage of IV pantoprazole. We hypothesized that hospitalized patients with upper ...
Alpsoy E - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Behçet's disease (BD) is a systemic inflammatory disease with unpredictable exacerbations and remissions. The natural course of BD is not fully known. OBJECTIVES: We aimed retrospectively to determine the occurrence of the symptoms in chronological order. We also evaluated the influence of the treatment and follow-up on the clinical ...
Hommel Ami - - 2007
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with a hip fracture often have a poor nutritional status that is associated with increased risk of complications, morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of an improved care intervention in relation to nutritional status and pressure ulcers. An intervention ...
Kido M - - 2007
Background Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) frequently suffer from recalcitrant digital ulceration because of impaired cutaneous blood flow (CBF). A simple and accurate CBF measurement would be helpful to evaluate the disease status and efficacy of treatment in such patients. Objectives To examine the feasibility of a newly developed, micromachined ...
Sakamoto Ichiro - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to report the clinical and imaging features of isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and describe our imaging classification of this disease entity. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed clinical presentation, imaging appearances and outcome of the 12 patients who were ...
Tan J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between urinary and tissue haemosiderin in chronic leg ulcers, and its value as a diagnostic test for venous ulceration. METHODS: 45 patients with chronic leg ulcers were recruited to the study (24 venous, 6 ischaemic, 6 lymphoedematous, 5 rheumatoid ...
Chen Ryan C - - 2007
Recurrent clubfoot deformity after successful initial correction with the use of the Ponseti method continues to be a common problem and is often caused by noncompliance with wear of the traditional foot abduction brace. The purpose of this study was to assess the results of a newly designed dynamic foot ...
Ribu Lis - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to describe the sociodemographic variables, clinical characteristics, and treatment factors in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) and to explore the associations between these factors and the patients' health-related quality of life (HRQL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional data were obtained from 127 patients ...
Riquelme Arnoldo - - 2007
AIM: To compare the efficacy of 7-d versus 14-d triple therapy for the treatment of H pylori infection in Chile, with a prevalence of 73% in general population. METHODS: H pylori-infected patients diagnosed by rapid urease test, with non-ulcer dyspepsia or peptic ulcer disease were randomized to receive omeprazole 20 ...
Chiou Shirley - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is a vesiculobullous, autoimmune disease that occurs primarily in older women. The objective of this study was to perform a retrospective analysis of the intraoral clinical signs, symptoms and diagnostic findings of MMP. STUDY DESIGN: The charts of 729 patients in a university-based dental referral ...
Hasegawa Toshio - - 2007
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a disease characterized by recurrent blistering and chronic ulceration of the skin. In these patients, recurrent blisters frequently result in intractable skin ulcers due to impaired wound healing caused by mutations in the type VII collagen gene and malnutrition as well as by increased ...
Proença H - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate serum prolactin levels in Behçet disease (BD) and correlate with phenotypic expression of the disease. METHODS: This was a prospective, nonrandomized comparative trial. Twenty-two patients fulfilling BD Research Committee criteria and 21 healthy control subjects were included. Patients were classified in complete-type or incomplete-type BD subgroups according ...
Lambiase Alessandro - - 2007
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is the prototype of the neurotrophin family and promotes the survival of specific populations of neurons, stimulates their morphological differentiation and regulates neuronal gene expression. Since its discovery, NGF attracted clinicians for its potential application in the treatment of neurological disorders. Recent studies demonstrated murine NGF ...
Van Hecke Ann - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Non-compliance with compression therapy and with leg exercises and leg elevation is a common problem, often reported in patients with venous leg ulceration. Studies on compliance-enhancing interventions and the effectiveness of these interventions in patients with venous leg ulceration were reviewed. METHODS: MEDLINE, Cochrane, Embase and CINAHL ...
Cardoso Raquel - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A 31-year-old woman presented with a 5-year history of painful ulcerations, palpable purpura, porcelain-white atrophic scars of the malleolar region and dorsal aspect of the feet, livedo reticularis on the limbs, arthralgia, xerophthalmia, and xerostomia. METHODS: Skin biopsy revealed vessel wall hyalinization and thrombosis of the microvasculature with a ...
Hadithi Muhammed - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Patients with refractory celiac disease can develop enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) or ulcerative jejunitis. Double-balloon enteroscopy allows examination of the small bowel. We prospectively assessed the value of this technique in patients with refractory celiac disease in a tertiary referral center. METHODS: Small bowel enteroscopy was performed in a ...
Mumcu G - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to test multidimensional properties of oral health impact profile-14 (OHIP-14) in Behcet's disease (BD) and recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) patients with active oral ulcers. METHODS: Ninety-six BD patients, 28 patients with RAS and 117 healthy controls (HC) were included in this study. In ...
De Francesco Vincenzo - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The frequency of primary clarithromycin resistance in Helicobacter pylori strains is increasing worldwide, and its presence significantly reduces the treatment efficacy of infection. This study aimed to evaluate whether the progression of the prevalence of clarithromycin resistance over a 15 year period has increased and whether a possible change ...
Koç Mahmut - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study is to evaluate the predictive accuracy of different scoring systems on surgery for perforated peptic ulcer referred to an academic department of general surgery in a tertiary reference center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-five consecutive patients (Male/female ratio = 64:11; mean age, 44 ...
Edmundsson David - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is most often reported in young and physically active people. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 73 consecutive patients (mean age 39 (16-77) years, 45 women) with a history of exercise-induced pain and suspicion of chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) of the lower leg--clinically, radiographically and ...
Kulkarni S R - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to create a reliable scoring system for the prediction of venous ulcer healing in patients treated with compression. METHODS: A prospective baseline study to identify risk factors for venous ulcer healing was undertaken between March 1999 and August 2001. All patients were treated ...
Labropoulos Nicos - - 2007
To determine the prevalence of uncommon ulcers, unrelated to venous or arterial etiology, in patients presenting to vascular clinics. This was a multicenter prospective study of consecutive patients presenting with lower extremity ulceration. The settings were university hospital outpatient centers and venous clinics. A total of 799 limbs in 710 ...
Scardina Giuseppe Alessandro - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate "in vivo" the oral microcirculatory characteristics in patients with oral lichen planus (OLP) and to discover any differences in microcirculation in comparison with healthy patients. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty patients with established diagnosis of OLP and 20 healthy patients were examined in ...
Sunder S
Calciphylaxis, better known as calcific uremic arteriolopathy at present, is a relatively uncommon condition characterized by small vessel calcification and occlusion with resultant painful violaceous skin lesions that typically ulcerate to form nonhealing gangrenous ulcers. The mortality of the disease is very high mainly due to sepsis from superinfection. This ...
Cobellis L - - 2007
Behçet's Syndrome (BD) is a chronic, relapsing, recurrent systemic vasculitis with an unknown cause. The disease affects all organs of the body concurrently or consecutively. Its various clinical manifestations result from ubiquitous small-vessel vasculitis, which is the underlying pathology. An Italian study has reported an increased association of the extended ...
Osada Taro - - 2007
A 59-year-old Japanese woman was diagnosed in 1998 with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The patient presented with a one-month history of postprandial vomiting prior to hospitalization. The patient underwent esophago-gastroduodenoscopy which revealed a diaphragm-like stricture in the second part of the duodenum in January 2004. Unexpectedly, the patient had not used ...
Itatsu Tomoko - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are a causative agent of digestive disease. Although a proton pump inhibitor combined with amoxicillin-clarithromycin is the accepted drug treatment for H. pylori eradication in Japan, there is no consensus treatment for hemodialysis patients. STUDY: Seventy-seven hemodialysis patients underwent upper digestive tract endoscopy. Biopsy specimens ...
Stanciu C - - 2007
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the main etiologic factor for peptic ulcers (PU), and it has been shown that H. pylori eradication therapy is effective in preventing recurrent bleeding from PU. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of H. pylori infection in patients with bleeding PU ...
Cammarota G - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM: Endoscopy with duodenal biopsy is often performed in order to assess histological recovery in patients with celiac disease who are on a gluten-free diet. Use of the "immersion" technique during upper endoscopy allows visualization of duodenal villi or detection of total villous atrophy. In this two-center ...
Di Iorio Biagio R - - 2007
Both thalassemia and carnitine deficiency represent independent causes of erythropoietin resistance, and thus anemia, in uremic patients. We evaluated the unknown long-term effects of L-carnitine administration in β-thalassemic on chronic hemodialysis. We studied twelve subjects (M = 8; F = 4) affected by β-thalassemia minor (β-thal; HbA2 level = 6.6 ...
Nishizawa T - - 2006
Background Ghrelin, growth-hormone-releasing peptide, has been reported to accelerate food intake and gastrointestinal motility. Aim The present study was designed to investigate the plasma ghrelin levels in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD). Patients and Methods Ninety-seven patients, who showed no evidence of peptic ulcer disease or gastrointestinal cancer on upper ...
Scarpa Marco - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this prospective study was to validate a variant in the loop ileostomy construction to reduce peristomal pressure ulcers and, subsequently, the need of stoma therapist assistance and the frequency of changing the stoma appliance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We have enrolled 33 consecutive patients who ...
Rogers S N - - 2007
This study explores the relationship between deprivation and patient and professional delays in presentation and treatment of oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The cohort comprised 559 consecutive previously untreated patients presenting to the Regional Maxillofacial Unit, Liverpool from 1 January 1992 to 31 December 2002. All had primary surgery. ...
Dickey William - - 2006
Celiac disease is common and can present with nonspecific upper gastrointestinal symptoms. Patients may therefore undergo esophagogastroduodenoscopy as their initial investigation. Markers of villous atrophy, which can be seen in the duodenum during endoscopy, are well described. They have limited sensitivity for patients with mild enteropathy and duodenal biopsies should ...
Ong Tze-Zen - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Peptic ulcers due to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use may have contributed to the static prevalence of ulcer disease in Asia. GOAL: We aimed to determine the current etiology of peptic ulcer disease in Singapore. STUDY: Consecutive patients undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy who had not been exposed to antibiotics, or antiulcer ...
Aerni Michelle R - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Nontraumatic disruption of the fibrocartilaginous trachea is rare, and the appropriate management of this condition is not well-characterized. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the clinical features, causes, and outcomes with surgical and nonsurgical management in nine adult patients with nontraumatic fibrocartilaginous tracheal disruption identified by bronchoscopy from January 1, 1975, ...
Inan Muharrem - - 2006
We describe a 14-year-old girl with intermediate-type osteopetrosis who presented with a 4.8-cm leg-length discrepancy secondary to premature distal femoral growth plate closure. She had a projected leg-length discrepancy of 7 cm at maturity, which was predicted using Moseley charts. The patient was treated successfully with an epiphysiodesis. Her remaining ...
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