Search Results
Results 401 - 450 of 1516
< 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 >
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 ...
Zhang Chen-Ou - - 2005
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder disorder, with symptoms including pelvic and or perineal pain, urinary frequency, and urgency. The etiology of IC is unknown, but sensitive and specific biomarkers have been described, including antiproliferative factor (APF), heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF), and epidermal growth factor (EGF). ...
Gamberini Maria R - - 2004
We report a preliminary clinical experience in the use of hydroxyurea (HU) for the treatment of leg ulcers in thalassaemia intermedia patients with associated endocrine complications. We administered HU 1 g/day to 6 adult patients with thalassaemia intermedia for 90 days. We observed an improvement (3 patients) or healing (3 ...
Korn J H - - 2004
Recurrent digital ulcers are a manifestation of vascular disease in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc; scleroderma) and lead to pain, impaired function, and tissue loss. We investigated whether treatment with the endothelin receptor antagonist, bosentan, decreased the development of new digital ulcers in patients with SSc. This was a randomized, ...
Nakamura Tadashi T Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Section, Kumamoto Center for Arthritis and Rheumatology , 1-15-7 Kuhonji, Kumamoto 862-0976 , - - 2004
Abstract Autonomic neuropathy, although often reported to occur in patients with AL (amyloid of light chain of immunoglobulin) amyloidosis, is extremely rare in AA (amyloid A) amyloidosis. We describe a patient with AA amyloidosis secondary to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in whom autonomic neuropathy resulted in gustatory sweating during the end ...
Pica Roberta - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: Studies aimed at establishing which characteristics of patients with ulcerative proctitis could be predictive of the extension of inflammation have failed to provide conclusive results. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic role of clinical and therapeutic parameters in patients with proctitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Case ...
Zullo Angelo - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Despite a similar Helicobacter pylori prevalence, peptic ulcer is more frequent in cirrhotic patients than in controls. We evaluated whether cirrhotic patients had an increased bacterial density and/or a higher prevalence of H. pylori cagA-positive strains than controls. METHODS: A total of 36 dyspeptic cirrhotic patients with ...
Kolk Helgi - - 2004
AIM: To investigate the structure of dyspeptic symptoms and determine the association between dyspeptic symptoms and endoscopic findings in patients referred for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy by family physicians in a country with a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS: Consecutive outpatients (n=172; median 36 years, range 18-75; 85 male; ...
Escoboza Patrícia Martins Luizari - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Adult-type hypolactasia (AH) is the most common form of disaccharidase deficiency in humans, with a prevalence that varies among ethnic groups. In Brazil, the few available studies suggest a high prevalence of this condition. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of AH in Brazilian patients ...
Al-Saadi Abdul M - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are to determine the prevalences of Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection in symptomatic, but endoscopically normal patients as well as in patients with endoscopically and histologically proven esophagitis, gastritis, duodenitis, duodenal ulcer, and gastric ulcer. METHODS: The study extended over the period November 1999 through ...
Cammarota Giovanni - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Upper endoscopy is not routinely performed to directly detect abnormalities of the duodenal villi. The reliability of the immersion technique for assessment of duodenal villi was evaluated in a series of patients with dyspepsia. METHODS: A total of 396 patients who were to undergo standard EGD for dyspeptic symptoms ...
Houwing Ronald - - 2004
Hip fracture patients have a high risk of pressure ulcers (PU). We followed 121 hip fracture patients for the development of pressure ulcers and evaluated a risk assessment tool for sensitivity and specificity. More than half of the patients presented with PU, mostly stage I. Risk factors for PU were ...
Kalavathy C Muniswamy - - 2004
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical features, microbiological features and treatment outcome of nine patients with Nocardia keratitis treated with topical trimethoprim- sulphamethoxazole drops. METHODS: Retrospective review of nine patients with culture-proven Nocardia keratitis. RESULTS: Nine patients with Nocardia keratitis were treated with topical trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole drops. The average duration of treatment ...
Sandhu Swairaj - - 2004
There is a perception amongst health care professional that patients under-report their smoking habits. The aim of this study was to validate self-reported smoking habits in patients who have been treated for an oral cancer using saliva cotinine. In a cross-sectional study100 consecutive patients attending a maxillofacial oncology clinic completed ...
Charles Carlos A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The association between pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) and arthritis is well established. We have observed a refractory population of patients with arthritis-associated PG (PGA). We, therefore, tested the hypothesis that differences exist in response to treatment in patients with PGA compared with patients with PG without arthritis. OBSERVATIONS: We performed ...
Dickerson Lori M - - 2004
When no organic cause for dyspepsia is found, the condition generally is considered to be functional, or idiopathic. Nonulcer dyspepsia can cause a variety of symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. Many patients with nonulcer dyspepsia have multiple somatic complaints, as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression. ...
Kumar Sunil - - 2004
It is believed that Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) plays an important role in the causation of peptic ulcer. However, its role in duodenal ulcer perforation (DUP) has not been investigated extensively and the results are conflicting. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of H. pylori in ...
Thomopoulos K C - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Non-bleeding visible vessel (NBVV) in patients with bleeding peptic ulcer is associated with a high risk of rebleeding. The aim of this study was to define factors associated with failure of endoscopic hemostasis and rebleeding in patients with NBVV. METHODS: Clinical and endoscopic parameters related to failure of endoscopic ...
Hadidy Azmy M - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To determine the precise radiologic findings in Wolfram syndrome (WFS) patients using objective techniques in order to better define the reference population for the clinical evaluation. METHODS: Sixteen patients (6 males and 10 females) with WFS found in 4 families were included in this study. Fourteen patients with WFS-2 ...
Connor H - - 2004
METHODS: In a retrospective study, 83 patients with diabetic neuropathic foot ulceration were classified into two groups: those with a higher rate of ulceration defined as >/=3.5 ulcers per foot per 10 years (group H) and those with a lower rate of <3.5 ulcers per foot per 10 years (group ...
Machet L - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Sensitization to topical treatments used in leg ulcers is common. Questioning and patch testing are used to identify causative drugs or dressings. OBJECTIVES: To study the current frequency of sensitization in our centre, to analyse previously published studies, and to compare sensitization in recent years with studies published before ...
Tollefson Travis T - - 2004
Nasal ulcerations have many causes. Ulcerations that are self-induced are difficult to diagnose and treat. Two rare conditions with self-induced nasal ulceration are trigeminal trophic syndrome (TTS) and factitious disorder (FD). Trigeminal trophic syndrome is characterized by trigeminal anesthesia, nasal alar ulceration, and facial paresthesia. Appearance of the nasal ulcer ...
Nicolatou-Galitis O - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the prevalence of oral lesions and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) including a protease inhibitor (PI). DESIGN: Prospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-five consecutive patients, attending an AIDS Unit, in Greece entered the study. Fourty-four patients were receiving PI- HAART, 14 patients were on ...
Scardina Giuseppe Alessandro - - 2004
Smoking habit is an important risk factor in oral diseases. In the last years, many studies tried to evaluate smoking effects on the microcirculation. It had never been used such a simple not invasive technique, like the video-capillaroscopic one. The aim of the research is to analyse "in vivo", the ...
Carucci Laura R - - 2004
The purpose of our investigation was to review the findings on barium studies in a series of eight patients with postbulbar duodenal ulcers in order to better characterize the clinical and radiographic features of these ulcers. Our experience suggests that ulcers in the postbulbar duodenum are considerably larger than those ...
Wildi Stephan M - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Unsedated esophagoscopy with ultrathin endoscopes is a valuable screening modality for Barrett's esophagus, but the stomach and the duodenum cannot be examined completely with the smallest and best tolerated of these endoscopes. There are no data as to how often disease in the stomach and the duodenum would be ...
Mimidis Konstantinos - - 2004
Gastrocolic fistula is rarely described in the literature. It has been associated with a variety of diseases and recently with benign gastric ulcers related to the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs'). The present case represents the first report of gastrocolic fistula due to NSAIDs in a cirrhotic patient. This ...
Krawczyk Artur - - 2004
Background. Comparatively few reports have analyzed the biological factors influencing the course of distraction osteogenesis, such as the etiology and magnitude of shortening or the patient's age at surgery. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of selected biological factors on the course of bone regeneration in ...
Perng Chin-Lin - - 2004
AIM: Helicobacter pylori causes chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric cancer and MALT-lymphoma. Different genotypes of Helicobacter pylori are confirmed from diverse geographic areas. Its association with bleeding peptic ulcer remains controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the Helicobacter pylori vacA alleles, cagA and iceA in patients with ...
Prévot Ghislaine - - 2004
Buruli disease, caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is the third most important mycobacterial disease in humans besides tuberculosis and leprosy. We have compared systemic and intralesional cytokine production in patients presenting with a nodular form and a necrotizing, ulcerative form of the disease. Gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) levels in response to whole ...
Dickey William - - 2004
BACKGROUND: There are various, well-documented, duodenal endoscopic markers caused by the villous atrophy of celiac disease. Another abnormality seen in association with villous atrophy, erosions in the second part of the duodenum, is described. To our knowledge, this finding has not been heretofore described in patients with celiac disease. METHODS: ...
Bosscha M I - - 2004
To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of topical polymyxin B, neomycin, and gramicidin for the treatment of suspected bacterial corneal ulceration at the Leiden University Medical Center. Patients with a diagnosis of a suspected bacterial corneal ulcer between April 1995 and February 2002 were retrospectively identified and reviewed; clinical ...
Köstler Erich - - 2003
Ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica is one of the differential diagnoses in leg ulcers. The diagnosis is confirmed by histopathology. The authors report on a 68-year-old female patient with a history of chronic venous insufficiency who developed a chronic leg ulcer that did not respond to good ulcer care and compression bandaging. ...
Logan R M - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The risk of post-extraction complications is higher in patients who are immunosuppressed compared to other patients with normal immune function. In addition, invasive dental procedures are more likely to have serious complications in these patients. This case report demonstrates an effective non-surgical procedure to treat an oro-antral fistula in ...
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 ...
< 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 >