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Bedaiwy Mohamed Ali - - 2012
To evaluate peritoneal fluid hemosiderin-laden macrophages (H-LMs) in patients with endometriosis compared to controls. Consecutive series of 46 patients during a year undergoing laparoscopy for benign gynecologic conditions were included. The presence of H-LMs in peritoneal fluid was evaluated. We compared clinical factors in patients with or without endometriosis in ...
Duan Zhongping - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) experience long-term chronic liver diseases plus an acute liver function decompensation. This study aimed to determine whether psychological symptoms in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related ACLF differ from those with other chronic liver diseases and to identify which factors could predict psychological ...
Henriques João César Guimarães - - 2012
The magnitude of occasional discrepancies between the centric relation and maximal intercuspation positions remains a controversial subject. This study quantitatively evaluated the possible discrepancies in the condyle/mandibular fossa relationship between these positions using cone-beam computed tomography. Twenty young and asymptomatic volunteers were distributed equally into normal occlusion and Angle Class ...
Delgado María Gabriela - - 2012
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a frequent event in patients with cirrhosis; it can be treated with anticoagulants, but there are limited data regarding safety and efficacy of this approach. We evaluated this therapy in a large series of patients with cirrhosis and non-neoplastic PVT. We analyzed data from 55 ...
Van De Bruaene Alexander - - 2012
To evaluate (1) whether right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, evaluated using tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) is associated with a worse outcome in patients with the Eisenmenger syndrome, (2) which variables are related to RV dysfunction, and (3) whether differences exist among simple pretricuspid, simple post-tricuspid, and combined shunt lesions. ...
Adamczyk Tomasz - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Discussion on aortic valve degenerative processes is still lasting. Markers of calcification and atherosclerosis may allow the background of these processes to be distinguished. OBJECTIVES: to assess the biochemical markers of the calcification and atherosclerotis in patients with degenerative aortic stenosis (AS) in relation to the aortic valve calcium ...
Barke Antonia - - 2012
The fear-avoidance model postulates that in chronic low back pain (CLBP) a fear of movement is acquired in the acute phase, which leads to subsequent avoidance of physical activity and contributes to the pain syndrome's becoming chronic. In the present event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of the neural ...
Miyake Yasuhiro - - 2012
Objective In acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure (ALF), the hepatic coma grade worsens and mortality rates increase, as the number of systemic inflammatory response syndrome components fulfilled (SIRS score) increases. This study aimed to investigate the impact of SIRS score on clinical features of non-acetaminophen-related ALF. Methods Ninety-nine patients with non-acetaminophen-related ...
Talwar Ambika - - 2012
A 53-year-old woman with a history of end-stage renal disease on peritoneal dialysis (PD) presented with a 3-month history of intermittent numbness and paraesthesia over the anterior aspect of the right thigh. The patient noticed the pain was worse on walking and related to dialysis sessions. An examination revealed no ...
Wang Pei-Liang - - 2012
Thrombosis-related edema and lymphedema are two principal types of lower extremity edema results from radiotherapy alone or chemoradiotherapy for patients with cervical cancer. To characterize differences between them, a retrospective study was performed. We collected data including age, race, body weight, FIGO stage, histology type, platelet count, haemoglobin, time of ...
Paroli Marino - - 2012
We report on a case of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) associated with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. The patient had a history of recurrent myocardial infarction and presented with acute ischemic cerebral disease. Eosinophilia with typical lung and skin lesions led us to diagnose the patient with CCS. We hypothesize that ...
Sénéchal Mario - - 2012
Mitral valve thickness is used as a criterion to distinguish the classical from the non-classical form of mitral valve prolapse (MVP). Classical form of MVP has been associated with higher risk of mitral regurgitation (MR) and concomitant complications. We sought to determine the relation of mitral valve morphology and motion ...
Sikkens Edmée C M - - 2012
Treating exocrine pancreatic insufficiency with pancreatic enzymes is challenging because there is no fixed dose regimen. The required dose varies per patient, depending on the residual pancreatic function, the gut lumen physiology, and the fat content of each meal. Using a sufficient dose of enzymes is crucial to prevent weight ...
Perez-Lloret Santiago - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Underreporting of adverse drug reactions is common but has been rarely studied in Parkinson's disease (PD). OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of adverse events (AEs) in relation to antiparkinsonian drugs in PD patients using two different data collection methods: patient's spontaneous reporting versus a predefined investigator-driven structured interview. Secondary ...
Hatada Tsuyoshi - - 2011
Fibrin-related markers (FRMs) such as fibrin and fibrinogen degradation products (FDPs), <scp>d</scp>-dimer, and soluble fibrin monomer complex (SFMC) were prospectively evaluated in 522 patients using the overt disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) diagnostic criteria. The differences in all FRMs between the DIC group and the non-DIC group, and those between the ...
Monzillo Paulo Hélio - - 2011
We conducted a retrospective analysis of the records of 1348 patients regularly treated at the headache clinic of Department of Neurology of Santa Casa de São Paulo, Brazil. Sixty-two patients reported history of daily and persistent headache. From the 62 patients selected, only 21 (group 1) could be diagnosed with ...
Hong Jae-Young - - 2011
: Radiologic study of scoliosis in pectus excavatum patients. : To determine the relation between pectus excavatum deformity and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). : AIS may be related to other whole body deformities, but few reports have addressed the relation between chest deformity and scoliosis. : A total of 248 ...
Kim Ah Yeong - - 2011
This study was designed to evaluate the frequency, morphological patterns, sequential changes, and clinical significance of venous thrombosis after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A total of 1379 RFAs performed in 1046 patients with HCC (mean tumor size, 1.93 cm) were surveyed. We retrospectively reviewed all radiologic reports ...
Kang Sang-Kuk - - 2011
To identify risk factors for developing a vertebral refracture after percutaneous vertebroplasty. A retrospective analysis of 60 patients who had undergone percutaneous vertebroplasty between January 2008 and April 2010 was conducted. All patients were observed for a 1 year follow-up period, and fracture was defined when it was both clinically ...
Tamai Tsutomu - - 2011
To evaluate the clinical significance of oxidative stress markers in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Sixty-four consecutive patients who were admitted to Kagoshima University Medical and Dental Hospital were enrolled in this retrospective study. All patients had chronic liver disease (CLD) due to infection with HCV. ...
Goos Jeroen D C - - 2011
Cerebral microbleeds (MBs) may relate to amyloid in dementia. We selected 26 probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients with MBs, 26 age- and sex-matched AD patients without MBs, 11 vascular dementia (VaD) patients, and 22 patients with subjective complaints. We measured amyloid beta 1-42 (Aβ42) and 1-40 (Aβ40) in cerebrospinal fluid ...
Take Yutaka - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Syncope in Brugada syndrome (BS) patients is usually associated with ventricular tachyarrhythmia, but some episodes of syncope can be related to autonomic disorders. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of syncope to differentiate high-risk syncope episodes from low-risk events in patients with BS. METHODS: ...
Pastorello Ebe E Department of Neurosciences, University of Padua, Padua, - - 2012
FacioScapuloHumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), a disease linked to a heterozygous D4Z4 deletion on chromosome 4q35, typically starts with shoulder-girdle and facial muscle involvement. Atypical presentations have occasionally been reported, but their frequency has still not been defined. We studied the occurrence rate of FSHD with atypical onset in 122 symptomatic ...
Kataoka Hiroshi - - 2011
Background: It is difficult to predict the risk of falling, especially in patients with good motor ability, and the mechanisms underlying the relation between gait patterns and falling in Parkinson's disease (PD) remain unclear. We investigated factors related to falling, including walking speed and time, in patients with Hoehn-Yahr stage ...
Wolf Nadine Donata - - 2011
Functional neuroimaging studies on schizophrenia have suggested abnormal task-related functional connectivity in patients with schizophrenia who have auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs). However, little is known about intrinsic functional connectivity in these patients. Between January 2009 and February 2010, we studied patients with schizophrenia who had persistent and treatment-refractory AVHs in ...
Yazıcı Cenk Murat - - 2011
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? It has been proposed that there is a significant relation between varicocoele and saphenofemoral reflux. Our results show that there is no statistically significant relation between varicocoele and saphenofemoral reflux. ...
Haukvik U K - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The increased occurrence of obstetric complications (OCs) in patients with schizophrenia suggests that alterations in neurodevelopment may be of importance to the aetiology of the illness. Abnormal cortical folding may reflect subtle deviation from normal neurodevelopment during the foetal or neonatal period. In the present study, we hypothesized that ...
Lebedeva I S - - 2011
The biochemical (proton MR spectroscopy data) and hemodynamic (fMRI data) characteristics of the functional state of the prefrontal cortex were studied in seven patients with juvenile episodic schizophrenia in the state of remission after the first episode and in eight healthy subjects of similar gender and age. There were no ...
Al-Jarallah Khaled F - - 2011
Objective: To investigate the effect of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in Kuwaiti patients with primary knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to assess its relation with radiological grading and functional status. Subjects and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 25(OH)D was measured using radioimmunoassay in 99 patients [90 women and 9 men; mean age ...
Hung Tzu-Yao - - 2011
Purpose:  To investigate the incidence and duration of transient hyperammonemia in seizures and to verify the significant confounders related to transient hyperammonemia in seizures. Methods:  One hundred twenty-one noncirrhotic adult patients with seizures admitted to the emergency department were enrolled in the study. Laboratory examination was performed, including plasma ammonia ...
de Souza Marcus Vinicius Leitão - - 2011
Hyperthyroidism is a questionable risk factor for thromboembolism among atrial fibrillation patients. Objective:  To correlate clinical risk factors for thromboembolism from a group of patients with atrial fibrillation related to hyperthyroidism with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) markers of a thrombogenic milieu. Design:  Clinical risk factors for thromboembolism, thyroid hormonal status, time ...
Roten Laurent - - 2011
Catheter Ablation in Ebstein's Anomaly. Introduction: In patients with Ebstein's anomaly (EA) arrhythmias are frequently encountered. Although most arrhythmias can be targeted with catheter ablation, specific issues render the procedure more challenging in EA. This study examines the mechanisms of the different arrhythmias related to EA and the outcome after ...
Bruyneel Marie - - 2011
Several phenotypes are described in COPD. To assess if COPD patients with Hoover's sign (HS) belong to a particular phenotype. All consecutive COPD patients with varying degree of airflow obstruction that came for lung function testing in one university hospital were prospectively assessed, using clinical and magnetometer detection of HS, ...
Samartzis Dino - - 2011
ABSTRACT: Study Design: Retrospective study.Objective: This study addressed in patients with KFS, the role of congenitally fused cervical patterns, risk factors, and cervical symptoms associated with cervical scoliosis.Summary of Background Data: Klippel-Feil Syndrome (KFS) is an uncommon condition, characterized as improper segmentation of one or more cervical spine segments with ...
Proserpio Paola - - 2011
Purpose:  Sleep-related complex motor seizures are a common feature of nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy. Nevertheless, recent studies also suggest that sleep-related hypermotor seizures can originate in the insula. The present study describes the electroclinical features of eight drug-resistant epileptic patients with insular-opercular seizures manifesting with nocturnal complex motor seizures. Methods:  ...
Hinkema Helmy J - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To determine small artery elasticity (SAE) in patients with longstanding rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in comparison to healthy controls, and to investigate its relation to markers of endothelial cell activation, disease activity, joint damage, and the presence of atherosclerosis. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with RA and 50 age- and sex-matched healthy ...
Kim Si-Hyun - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Voriconazole is a triazole agent with excellent antifungal activity against Aspergillus species. However, despite its potential advantages, the occurrence of unpredictable toxicities might be critical in immunocompromised patients. The aim of this study was to analyze risk factors for voriconazole-related severe adverse events (SAEs). METHODS: This prospective observational study ...
Leep Hunderfund Andrea N - - 2011
Orthostatic headache related to spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak (CSF) appears within 2 h of sitting or standing in most patients. However, longer delays to headache onset have been observed, including some patients who have headaches only in the afternoon. The objective of this study is to describe second-half-of-the-day headache as a ...
Korn Gustavo Polacow - - 2011
Dystonia is a central motor processing neurological disorder characterized by abnormal, often action-induced, involuntary movements or uncontrolled spasms. To compare patients with the diagnoses of focal and segmental adductor laryngeal dystonia at the Neurolarynx Outpatient Clinic of the Federal University of São Paulo. A clinical retrospective study of data collected ...
Kim Sung Nyun - - 2011
To investigate the coexistence rate and related factors of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and congenital muscular torticollis (CMT), and to determine whether ultrasonography (US) gives good value for screening of DDH in CMT. We prospectively examined 121 infants (73 males and 48 females) diagnosed with CMT to determine ...
Pithon Matheus Melo - - 2011
This article describes the clinical case of a patient, a 13-year-old boy, in whom the appearance of patent nasopalatine ducts was noted after having a rapid maxillary expansion performed. To confirm this finding, inspection and radiographic examination were performed in which gutta-percha cones were used as contrast. The patient related ...
Liu Chen - - 2011
To examine the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of hepatitis B virus (HBV) related liver failure in patients in China. This study was conducted with a retrospective design to examine 1066 patients with HBV-related liver failure in the southwest of China. There were more male than female patients. Young and middle-aged ...
Jabur Wael Latif - - 2011
Capillary necrosis is frequently encountered in most forms of proliferative glomerulonephritis, and varies in severity from only occasional finding to severe form of glomerular vasculitis. We report a patient who presented with features of acute glomerulonephritis. Kidney biopsy showed crescents in 30% of the glomeruli, diffuse mesangial expansion and hypercellularity ...
Uehara Hideo - - 2011
Background and aims Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) is an effective treatment for gastric varices (GVx) as well as hepatic encephalopathy. The aim of this study was to examine the changes of the hepatic vein pressure gradient (HVPG) after B-RTO and determine the relation between the changes of HVPG and ...
Fujita Shinsuke - - 2011
Introduction: We analyzed renal histologic and immunohistologic findings in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS) who did (n=5) or did not (n=17) develop cyclosporine A (CyA) nephropathy despite appropriately low serum CyA concentrations being maintained over 2 years. Methods: To discriminate embryonic-type from mature glomeruli, we performed staining for type IV ...
Hong Wan-Dong - - 2011
Prediction of esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients by noninvasive methods is still unsatisfactory. To evaluate the accuracy of an artificial neural network (ANN) in predicting varices in patients with HBV related cirrhosis. An ANN was constructed with data taken from 197 patients with HBV related cirrhosis. The candidates for input ...
Pesaresi Ilaria I Unit of Neuroradiology, AOUP Pisa, S. Chiara Hospital, via Roma 67, 56100, Pisa, Italy. - - 2011
Simultaneous EEG-fMRI recordings allow the identification of haemodynamic changes induced by neuronal activity during ictal or interictal epileptiform events (IEDs). We evaluated the reproducibility of continuous EEG-fMRI (cEEG-fMRI) in patients with focal epilepsy. We studied 15 patients with focal epilepsy (8 cryptogenic and 7 symptomatic) and frequent interictal abnormalities. Each ...
El-Bahnasawy Magdy S - - 2011
Abstract Objective. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of radical cystectomy and different forms of urinary diversion on female sexual function. Material and methods. Seventy-three consecutive patients were included in the study. The mean age was 52.3 ± 6.5 years. All of them had undergone non-nerve-sparing ...
Helmich Rick C - - 2011
Parkinson's disease (PD) is surprisingly heterogeneous: some patients have a prominent resting tremor, while others never develop this symptom. Here we investigate whether the functional organization of the voluntary motor system differs between PD patients with and without resting tremor, and whether these differences relate to the cerebral circuit producing ...
Gholipour T - - 2011
Multiple sclerosis (MS) that causes patients to require assistance for ambulation (Expanded Disability Status Scale [EDSS] ≥6) within 5 years from symptom onset is generally termed malignant. Malignant status can be transient (TM) or sustained until year 5 (SM). We studied the incidence, predictors, and demographic and clinical characteristics of ...
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