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Hu Wayne H C - - 2006
AIM: To investigate the optimal strategy to treat dyspeptic patients in primary care. METHODS: Dyspeptic patients presenting to primary care outpatient clinics were randomly assigned to: (1) empirical endoscopy, (2) H pylori test-and-treat, and (3) empirical prokinetic treatment with cisapride. Early endoscopy was arranged if patients remained symptomatic after 2 ...
Wu Vin-Cent - - 2006
Levamisole (LEV) has been used as an immunomodulating medication in patients with recurrent aphthous ulcers and as an adjuvant for chemotherapy. LEV, with or without 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), induces multifocal inflammatory leukoencephalopathy (MIL). We identified 31 patients with LEV-induced MIL: 7 from our institution and 24 from a MEDLINE search. Twenty-one ...
Bhattarai B K - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of chemical lumbar sympathectomy in relieving pain and healing ischaemic ulcers in patients with peripheral vascular diseases. Thirty-one consecutive patients with ischaemic/ gangrenous lower limb ulcers, referred to the BPKIHS, Pain Clinic were observed prospectively after chemical lumbar sympathectomy using ...
Lecleire S - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Celiac disease can manifest with nonspecific symptoms, including functional gastrointestinal disorders such as dyspepsia. The aim of our study was to assess the usefulness of duodenal endoscopic markers of villous atrophy for the selection of dyspeptic patients for histological assessment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy was performed ...
Nakamura Kunihide - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Type A intramural hematoma (IMH) has two different etiologies, which are rupture of vasa vasorum and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU); however, it is difficult to know which is the initiating event. METHODS: Between January 1993 and August 2004, 28 patients of acute type A IMH were treated in our ...
Mat M Cem - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Although genital ulceration with or without scar formation is an important manifestation of Behçet's syndrome, formal data on the rate of genital scarring are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To study prospectively the frequency of genital scar formation after genital ulcers in patients with Behçet's syndrome. Methods One hundred and two patients ...
Jones Michael P - - 2006
A variety of organic etiologies are associated with peptic ulcer disease, and the most relevant of these are infection with Helicobacter pylori and use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Between 5% and 20% of patients with gastric or duodenal ulcer, however, lack an identifiable organic etiology. In these patients particularly and ...
Chaby Guillaume - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Although certain risk factors for poor healing of leg ulcers have been identified, data concerning the characteristics of refractory ulcers have not been specifically studied in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To study the characteristics of refractory venous leg ulcers. METHODS: We retrospectively studied prognostic factors for healing in patients with ...
Koshikawa Megumi - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Implantation of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BM-MNCs), including endothelial progenitor cells, into ischemic lower limbs has been shown to improve symptoms in patients with peripheral arterial diseases (PAD). This study investigated whether BM-MNC implantation (BMI) is also effective for the ischemic hands of these patients. METHODS: Seven PAD patients ...
Yang Deborah J - - 2006
A 40-year-old Caucasian man presented to the dermatology clinic at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, in February 2003, for the evaluation of three nonhealing ulcers. The patient's past medical history was significant for hypothyroidism and pulmonary sarcoidosis, the diagnosis of which was made in June 2000. In March 2000, ...
Nahon S - - 2006
AIM: To evaluate clinical, biological and immunological features of patients with increased duodenal intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs), and its relation to Helicobacter pylori (HP) and coeliac disease (CD). METHODS: We have studied all patients accrued over a 4-year period with increased duodenal IELs. Those patients were recalled for biological and immunological ...
Friesen Craig A - - 2006
Both eosinophils and mast cells have been implicated in the generation of abdominal pain. The purposes of this retrospective study were to determine the prevalence of duodenal eosinophilia in pediatric dyspepsia and to determine the clinical response rate of these patients to combined H1 and H2 receptor antagonist and mast ...
Mauriño Eduardo - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Refractory sprue (RS) is a rare and severe celiac-like enteropathy not responding to a strict gluten-free diet. Although prognosis is generally poor, little is known about the long-term outcome of patients. AIM: to report baseline characteristics and long-term outcome of a series of patients diagnosed and treated in a ...
Dhillo W S - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Patients with a gastrinoma are treated with proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and histamine type-2 receptor antagonists (H2). In order to diagnose a gastrinoma these drugs must be discontinued, but this increases the risk of gastrointestinal perforation. We aimed to determine if a gastrinoma could be diagnosed without cessation of ...
Thoma Kaya - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical capacity of a bioabsorbable root analog to close oroantral perforations after extraction. STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective case-cohort study, 20 consecutive patients with oroantral communications greater than 2 mm were treated with a bioabsorbable root analog (RootReplica). Patients were followed up clinically and radiographically for ...
Hung Hsin-Yuan - - 2006
PURPOSE: Massive hematochezia from acute hemorrhagic rectal ulcer can arise in patients with severe comorbid illness who are bedridden for long periods. If the bleeder is not found and treated immediately, the bleeding will cause deterioration of health and even threaten life. The results of the current study show how ...
Nicolatou-Galitis Ourania - - 2006
GOAL OF WORK: The aim of the study was to investigate the incidence of herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) infection in mucositis during head and neck cancer radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with malignant head and neck tumor, eligible to receive radiotherapy, who were referred to the Dental Oncology Unit, ...
Kessler L - - 2006
AIM: To study prospectively two methods for the bacteriological diagnosis of osteomyelitis related to diabetic foot ulcer: needle puncture performed across normal skin surrounding the foot ulcer and superficial swabbing of the ulcer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Diabetic patients with a foot ulcer complicated by bone or joint infection, as detected ...
Ootani Hibiki - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are well-known major causes of peptic ulcers. This study aimed to characterize the features of bleeding peptic ulcers in Japan. METHODS: This prospective study evaluated 116 patients revealed to have bleeding peptic ulcers from January 2000 to December 2002. RESULTS: Eighty-eight ...
Schölmerich Jürgen - - 2006
There are enough basic data supporting the use of coxibs with regard to the upper GI tract in patients with the need for continuous treatment of joint pain. The clinical studies available clearly show that coxibs induce fewer lesions and complications in volunteers and in patients when compared with NSAIDs. ...
Zweig Susan B - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To report the successful management of thyrotoxicosis in a seriously ill 47-year-old man with a perforated gastric ulcer in whom oral intake was contraindicated. METHODS: Our patient was treated with 400 mg of propylthiouracil (PTU) every 6 hours in the form of specially prepared suppositories for rectal administration, together ...
Elsing Christoph - - 2005
Ulcerative jejunoileitis and enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma are rare conditions described in patients with refractory coeliac disease. Ulcerations affect the small bowel and are unrelated to drugs, ischaemia, infections or other known causes. We describe a female patient with an unclassified enteropathy who experienced several episodes of jejunoileal ulcerations. Several resections ...
Tsamakidis Klisthenis - - 2005
AIM: To assess the frequency of herpes simplex virus type I in upper gastrointestinal tract ulcers and normal mucosa with the modern and better assays and also with a larger number of well characterized patients and controls and its relationship to Helicobacter pylori(H pylori). METHODS: Biopsy specimens from 90 patients ...
Yakoob Javed - - 2005
AIM: To investigate the prevalence of giardiasis in patients with dyspeptic symptoms. METHODS: Clinical records of consecutive patients who attended Gastroenterology Department at Aga Khan University Hospital from January 2000 to June 2003 and had esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with duodenal biopsies and international classification of diseases 9th revision with clinical modifications ...
Pan Yong-Sang - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data on the clinical and endoscopic features of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced colorectal ulcerations are very limited from Taiwan. We analyzed the clinical manifestations, endoscopic and histologic findings, and outcomes of patients with NSAID-induced colorectal ulcerations in Southern Taiwan. METHODS: From January 1997 to December 2001, 4200 ...
Yang Moon Hee - - 2005
BACKGROUND/AIMS: With the recent technical advancement to deliver high doses of radiation to a liver mass, radiation treatment has been increasingly used in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics of the gastrointestinal adverse effects after radiation therapy in patients with hepatocellular ...
Jain Vikas - - 2005
We report three male patients, with duplex confirmed chronic venous disease, who were on treatment with hydroxyurea for chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML) and polycythemia vera (PV), referred to us for the management of non-healing perimalleolar ulcers of varying durations. Treatment of the ulcers, based on standard venous ulcer treatment protocols, ...
Wood William A - - 2005
Current recommendations for the prevention of foot ulceration and amputation include screening at-risk individuals by testing for loss of protective sensation at eight sites using 10-g (5.07) nylon monofilaments. Yet measurement of the cutaneous pressure threshold to differentiate one-point from two-point static touch stimuli may allow identification of these at-risk ...
Narayanan Beena - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Proper knowledge of the patterns of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in different geographical regions is necessary for evolving proper strategies for control of these diseases. AIMS: To study the pattern of STDs and to analyze the changes during a ten-year period from 1990 among patients attending Medical College Hospital, ...
Elsheikh Mohamed Nasser - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine the presence of Helicobacter pylori and, if detected, its potential prevalence in causing recurrent aphthous ulcers confined to mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues of the pharynx. DESIGN: Prospective, controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Otolaryngology Department of Tanta University Hospitals, Tanta, Egypt. PATIENTS: A total of 146 patients with recurrent multiple ...
Hayashi Yoshikazu - - 2005
AIM: To clarify clinical features of the NSAID-induced small bowel lesions using a new method of endoscopy. METHODS: This is a retrospective study and we analyzed seven patients with small bowel lesions while taking NSAIDs among 61 patients who had undergone double-balloon endoscopy because of gastro-intestinal bleeding or anemia between ...
Pérez Nieves - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is the only effective long-term treatment for morbid obesity. We compared long-term results of the vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (DS). Quality of life (QoL), weight loss (WL), and reoperation were evaluated. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 85 of 129 ...
Bilgici Birsen - - 2005
Behcet's disease (BD) was originally described by Turkish dermatologist, Hulusi Behcet in 1937. BD is an inflammatory disorder of unknown cause, characterized by recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, uveitis, and skin lesions. All these common manifestations are self-limiting except for ocular attacks. The aims of this study were to ...
Nabuurs-Franssen M H - - 2005
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The effect of a foot ulcer on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with diabetes mellitus and their caregivers is unclear, and was therefore evaluated prospectively in this multicentre study. METHODS: HRQoL according to the 36-item health-related quality of life questionnaire (SF-36) of 294 patients (ulcer duration > ...
Sosada K - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Unrecognized gastric and duodenal peptic ulcer is a common cause of epigastric pains for patients with cholelithiasis qualified for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Undiagnosed gastric or duodenal ulcer may be the cause of persistent pains after cholecystectomy. The purpose of the study was to assess the value of a routine preoperative ...
Chu Kent-Man - - 2005
AIM: To assess the clinical characteristics of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) negative duodenal ulcer. METHODS: Patients with an endoscopic diagnosis of duodenal ulcer between 1996 and 2002 were included in the present study. Patients were considered to be negative for H pylori, if both histological examination and rapid urease test ...
Dereure O - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate concordance with compression therapy in ambulatory patients with venous leg ulcers. METHOD: This was a prospective observational survey conducted in general practice. Consecutive patients with venous leg ulcers about to receive a non-adherent primary dressing and with no contraindication to compression bandaging were selected. At the inclusion ...
Bardsley Stephanie - - 2005
Calciphylaxis is a rare but significant condition. It is associated with a high degree of morbidity and is fatal in between 60% and 80% of patients. It occurs most commonly in patients with endstage renal failure and is associated with hypercalcaemia or hyperphosphataemia or both (elevated calcium-phosphate product). Secondary hyperparathyroidism ...
Ning-Sheng Lai - - 2005
The gastrointestinal (GI) involvement of Beh?et's disease (BD) mainly affects the ileocecal region and colon. The gastroduodenal mucosa appears to be the least frequently involved segment of the gastrointestinal tract. The objective of this study was to assess the severity of gastric/duodenal involvement in BD patients in Taiwan. Beh?et's disease ...
Ozer Necla - - 2005
Behcet's disease is known as a chronic systemic vasculitic syndrome, the hallmark of which is recurrent oral aphthous and genital ulcerations and uveitis. Vascular involvement, mainly thrombosis, reportedly affects as many as one-third of patients. Cardiac involvement, however, is very rare. We present in this report a young female patient ...
Smith Alastair D - - 2005
Sirolimus is emerging as a popular immunosuppressive agent for patients undergoing solid organ and pancreatic cell transplantation. Here, we report the clinical courses of three patients receiving sirolimus who developed aggressive gastroduodenal ulcer disease. One patient died from massive gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers in the other two patients healed only ...
Pietroiusti A - - 2005
AIM: To test the hypothesis that duodenal colonization represents the final crucial step in the development of Helicobacter pylori related duodenal ulcer. METHODS: Patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia who had gastric colonization by H. pylori were included in the study. At baseline endoscopy, we evaluated the prevalence of duodenal colonization (culture, ...
Marano Benjamin J BJ - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) is a common surgical intervention for morbid obesity. Postoperative GI symptoms are common. This study reports the endoscopic findings in symptomatic patients. METHODS: Patients who developed GI symptoms after RYGBP at a single community hospital were referred for endoscopic evaluation. Standard endoscopic procedures using standard ...
Gajda Tomasz - - 2005
Background. The purpose of this article is to draw closer attention to a particularly important orthopedic problem: the prevention and early treatment of decubitus ulcers (bedsores). Material and methods. We retrospectively analyzed medical documentation for all orthopedic patients seen in our clinic during the period 1997-2003 (a total of 13,710 ...
Tomljanović-Veselski Mirna - - 2005
The aim of the study was to identify the microorganisms that most commonly colonize leg ulcers. The study included 70 patients of both sexes, aged 31-85 years. There were 49 (70%) female and 21 (30%) male patients, mean age 69.16 and 61.62 years, respectively. Nineteen different types of microorganisms were ...
Miller George - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Duodenal diverticuli are present in up to 22% of the population. However, perforation of a duodenal diverticulum with spillage of enteric contents into the retroperitoneum is rare. METHODS: We report three cases of perforated duodenal diverticulitis. RESULTS: Clinical presentations varied widely from patients with acute abdominal findings and generalized ...
Rahman M Mizanur - - 2005
Sixty-six patients were selected as high-risk cases of duodenal ulcer perforation. After resuscitation with intravenous fluids and nasogastric suction, a widebore percutaneous intra-abdominal drain was put in under local anaesthesia. There were three (4.5%) deaths; 58 (87.8%) patients improved satisfactorily. High-risk peptic ulcer perforation patients can be managed by putting ...
Graham David Y - - 2005
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients who regularly take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have an increased risk for small-intestinal mucosal ulceration and bleeding, which may present as anemia of undetermined gastrointestinal origin or protein loss. The prevalence and severity of small-intestinal lesions remains unclear. Our aim was to assess the frequency of ...
Maguiña Ciro - - 2005
Anthrax is a zoonosis produced by Bacillus anthracis, and as an human infection is endemic in several areas in the world, including Peru. More than 95% of the reported naturally acquired infections are cutaneous, and approximately 5% of them can progress to meningoencephalitis. In this study we review the clinical ...
Kemppainen T - - 2005
AIMS: Since hyaluronan (HA) metabolism is disturbed in some malignant tumours and in inflammatory diseases, we analysed HA and its receptor CD44 as well as the expression of the Ki67 nuclear protein, a marker of cell proliferation, in histological sections of duodenal biopsies of coeliac disease patients and controls. METHODS ...
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