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Gonzalez-Rosa Javier J - - 2011
Event-related potentials (ERPs) may be used as a highly sensitive way of detecting subtle degrees of cognitive dysfunction. On the other hand, impairment of cognitive skills is increasingly recognised as a hallmark of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). We sought to determine the psychophysiological pattern of information processing among ...
Larsson Sven - - 2011
Circulating markers of inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may correlate to disease progression and extrapulmonary complications such as malnourishment. However, surprisingly little is known about gender-related differences for circulating inflammatory markers in COPD. To characterize differences in circulating markers of inflammation in malnourished female and male patients with ...
Chongsrisawat Voranush - - 2011
Transient elastography (TE) is an innovative, noninvasive technique to assess liver fibrosis by measuring liver stiffness in patients with chronic liver diseases. The purpose of this study has been to explore the accuracy of TE and clinical parameters in predicting the presence of esophageal/gastric varices in children with biliary atresia ...
Song Tae-Jin - - 2011
Duchenne muscular dystrophy usually affects males. However, females are also affected in rare instances. Approximately 8% of female Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) carriers are manifesting carriers and have muscle weakness to some extent. We investigated the clinical features of 3 female patients with dystrophinopathy diagnosed by clinical, pathological, and genetic ...
Yamagiwa Takeshi - - 2012
Previous studies reported a high failure rate in relieving tension pneumothorax by needle thoracostomy, because the catheter was not sufficiently long to access the pleural space. The Advanced Trauma Life Support guideline recommends needle thoracostomy at the second intercostal space in the middle clavicular line using a 5.0-cm catheter, whereas ...
Seemann Natashia - - 2010
Although manifesting female carriers of dystrophinopathies have been documented in adults, there are few reports of females presenting with symptomatic dystrophinopathies during childhood. The Canadian Pediatric Neuromuscular Group identified and characterized nine cases of female children 16years or younger with genetically and/or histologically confirmed symptomatic dystrophinopathy, with an age range ...
Huh Ae-Jung - - 2011
Parasitemia characteristics of Plasmodium vivax malaria in temperate regions may differ from those in tropical zones. However, most parasitological and clinical features of P. vivax malaria have been investigated in the latter. In this study, we investigated 383 malaria patients to clarify the parasitemia characteristics of a P. vivax strain ...
Borhany Munira - - 2010
This study was conducted on patients with a history of congenital bleeding disorders or with suspected bleeding tendencies. Laboratory analysis revealed Von Willebrand disease (VWD) in 68 (21.3%) of 318 participants with male to female ratio of 0.8: 1 (31 to 37) and median age 17 years (range 2-45 years). ...
Bos-Veneman Netty G P NG Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. - - 2011
Post-infectious autoimmunity and immune deficiency have been implicated in the pathogenesis of Tourette syndrome (TS). We asked here whether B cell immunity of patients with TS differs from healthy subjects. In two independent cross-sectional samples, we compared serum levels of IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, IgG4, IgM, IgA, and IgE in 21 ...
Huang Shih-Yu - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Little epidemiology data have been reported on the gender differences in patients with accessory atrioventricular pathways. OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated the explicit gender differences in the electrophysiological characteristics of patients with accessory atrioventricular pathways. METHODS: A total of 1821 consecutive patients with accessory atrioventricular pathways were referred to ...
Kim Sun-Ji - - 2010
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a major complication in long-term survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Cutaneous manifestations are frequently the presenting features; therefore, the dermatologist needs to be aware of the wide spectrum of cutaneous cGVHD. We retrospectively evaluated patients' characteristics, clinical, and histological features of cutaneous cGVHD ...
Unlü Ercüment - - 2012
We compared diaphragmatic motion between ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients and controls, as assessed by the ultrasonographic method. We included 33 consecutive AS patients (19 males, 14 females) followed up at our center and 14 apparently healthy controls (8 males, 6 females) into our study. AS patients fulfilled the modified New ...
Narumi Yoko - - 2010
We describe two patients with Pallister-Hall syndrome (PHS) with genital abnormalities: a female with hydrometrocolpos secondary to vaginal atresia and a male with micropenis, hypoplastic scrotum, and bilateral cryptorchidism. Nonsense mutations in GLI3 were identified in both patients. Clinical and molecular findings of 12 previously reported patients who had GLI3 ...
Serini S M - - 2010
Sclerodermus domesticus is an insect belonging to the order Hymenoptera. Female of S. domesticus feeds on larvae of xylophagous Coleoptera and Lepidoptera living in the galleries they dig in old wooden furniture. Human infestation is rare. In the last few months, we observed nine adult patients (7 males and 2 ...
Baek Hyun Nam - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of perineal descent (PD) in pelvic outlet obstruction patients diagnosed by using defecography. One hundred thirty-six patients with pelvic outlet obstruction (POO; median age 49 years) had more than one biofeedback session after defecography. Demographic finding, clinical bowel symptoms ...
Adamy Ari - - 2011
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Usually malignant disease involving the kidneys is characterized by bilateral and multiple lesions in association with widespread dissemination of the primary tumour. Metastasis to the kidney as a solitary, isolated ...
Hadid Claudio - - 2010
BACKGROUND: -The occurrence of monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (M-VT) with more than one QRS morphology during the same episode (pleomorphism, PL) or in different episodes (multiple morphologies, MM) has been described on an ECG basis. ICD electrograms (ICD-EG) provide the opportunity to analyze virtually all spontaneous M-VT episodes. We sought to ...
Pavlova Elena V - - 2011
To investigate the relationship between chemokines and cytokines and osteonecrosis in Gaucher disease, we conducted multiplex assays in a cohort of 100 adult patients. Mean age was 45 years (18-86); 92 Gaucher patients received imiglucerase (median duration 8 years (2-18)). Forty-three had experienced osteonecrosis (ON), and eight had ON despite ...
Arias Luis F - - 2011
The clinical significance of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) tip variant remains unclear. With the aim to determine its clinical and histological features, and natural history, we studied our cases of patients with this glomerular lesion. This is a retrospective analysis. All native renal biopsies from patients diagnosed as FSGS, between ...
Nasr Samih H - - 2011
Postinfectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN) is primarily a childhood disease that occurs after an upper respiratory tract infection or impetigo; its occurrence in older patients is not well characterized. Here, we report 109 cases of PIGN in patients ≥65 years old diagnosed by renal biopsy. The male to female ratio was 2.8:1. ...
Yamazaki Masashi - - 2010
Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is frequently referred to as female androgenetic alopecia (FAGA). However, the role of androgen in this type of hair loss remains uncertain. We previously reported greater therapeutic efficacy of finasteride in Japanese male androgenetic alopecia (MAGA) patients in cases where the CAG repeats of the ...
Thukkani Nundhini - - 2011
The aim was too describe the demographic characteristics of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) undergoing colonoscopy. The Clinical Outcomes Research Initiative (CORI) maintains a database of endoscopic procedures in diverse clinical practices distributed throughout the US. The data from 2000-2007 were used to analyze the demographic characteristics of patients ...
Akbarian Mahmood - - 2010
Objective:  Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as a chronic autoimmune disease has a worldwide distribution. There is a wide variation in the natural history of SLE among different ethnic and geographic groups. The aim of this study was to show the manifestations of SLE in Iranian patients. Methods:  The study was ...
Lane Catherine - - 2011
Background: The QuantiFERON® test (QFT) is a diagnostic tool for active and latent tuberculosis (TB) infections. High rates of positivity to QuantiFERON® have been demonstrated in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetic patients. We performed a pilot study to investigate if QFT positivity in diabetic CKD patients predicted ...
Jauhola Outi - - 2010
To describe the extrarenal symptoms and clinical course of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). A prospective national multicentre trial with 6-month follow-up. Patients A total of 223 newly diagnosed paediatric HSP patients. Purpura was the initial symptom in 73% of the patients and was preceded by joint or gastrointestinal manifestations in the ...
Iwazu Yoshitaka - - 2011
We herein describe an adult male patient who presented with tonsillitis, purpura, hematuria, and proteinuria. The serological analyses revealed elevated serum antistreptolysin, and the throat culture yielded Lancefield group A β-hemolytic streptococci. A renal biopsy revealed mild mesangial proliferation associated with granular mesangial depositions of IgA and C3, consistent with ...
Chen Min - - 2011
Background. Massive proteinuria is often associated with hypoalbuminaemia in glomerulopathy. However, patients may have normal levels of serum albumin despite heavy proteinuria in many circumstances. This study analysed factors affecting serum levels of albumin in primary glomerulopathy patients with nephrotic-range proteinuria. Methods. The renal histopathological data of 780 consecutive adult ...
Aleem Aamer - - 2010
Renal involvement in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Proteinuria is common in patients with SCD and is a risk factor for future development of renal failure. We sought to identify risk factors, if any, associated with proteinuria in adult Saudi patients with ...
Ozdilli K - - 2010
In this study, blood samples were taken from 200 patients with childhood acute leukaemias, including acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), and from 100 healthy volunteers (controls). The frequency of the human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1*04 allele was significantly higher, and the frequencies of the HLA-A23 and HLA-B7 ...
Butt Zeeshan - - 2010
To determine the accuracy of pallor of conjunctiva, nailbed, and palm in detecting mild and severe anaemia. Three hundred and five consecutive patients admitted in the medical and surgical wards of Mayo Hospital, Lahore were enrolled in the study. Conjunctiva, nailbed, and palm of patients were assessed. Mild anaemia was ...
Nezhad Simin Torabi - - 2010
Minimal change disease (MCD) and focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) are often studied together, because both present with heavy proteinuria and the nephrotic syndrome. The precise distinction between MCD and FSGS is sometimes difficult because of inadequate number of glomeruli for definite diagnosis. Some evidence suggests that markers of lipid ...
Davies Joseph B - - 2011
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3 to 5, defined as eGFR <60 ml/min/1.73 m(2) for more than three months, in the United Kingdom (UK) is 8%. We investigated the incidence of low eGFR and proteinuria in patients attending our large tertiary referral lipid clinic in 2008. In 2008, 1,283 ...
Roos Frederik C - - 2011
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? The incidence of renal tumours is rising constantly. Patients in the 6th or 7th decade of life are mainly affected. Nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) has become the gold standard for the ...
Kumar Santosh - - 2011
The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the efficacy and outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in patients with nephrolithiasis and chronic renal insufficiency. Between January 2006 and June 2009, 30 patients (20 males and 10 females; mean age 45 years, range 18-65; mean serum creatinine 6.3 ± 1.57 mg%) with calculus nephropathy were ...
Travis Lori L - - 2010
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a component of childhood nephrotic syndrome occurring in 10%-20% of all cases. Over time, 25%-50% of children with FSGS develop kidney failure disease. We followed a cohort of children with FSGS in order to delineate the risk profile of progression to kidney failure (KF). We ...
Thiruvagounder Manopriya - - 2010
The objective of this study was to identify the presence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). 149 patients were selected, who had been referred to the Institute of Cardiology, Banglore, India, between January 2007 and June 2009 and diagnosed with CAD. Four patients ...
Bader Lucius - - 2010
Circulating autoantibodies against neutrophils (ANCA) are a distinctive finding in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). B-lymphocyte activating factor (BAFF) promotes autoantibody production by increasing B cell survival and proliferation. We investigated serum BAFF levels (s-BAFF) in a WG patient cohort in relation to ANCA titers and disease activity. Baseline data ...
Ni Jun - - 2011
Some patients with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) present with atypical clinical and neuroimaging findings. The purpose of this study is to review the clinical and neuroimaging findings in patients diagnosed with PRES. We retrospectively included all patients diagnosed with PRES between January 2005 and March 2009. We reviewed demographic, ...
Guo Qiaoyan - - 2010
Lupus nephritis (LN) is a common secondary glomerular disease with diverse clinical manifestations and pathology. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical manifestations and pathology of 82 hospitalized LN patients (73 females and nine males) during February 2004 to February 2009. The mean age at disease onset of male patients was much ...
Yamamoto Takeshi - - 2010
A 76-year-old man developed fever and appetite loss, and then was referred to our hospital because of rapidly progressive renal insufficiency; his serum creatinine increased from 1.2 to 5.9 mg/dl within 1 month. On admission, his blood pressure was 166/92 mmHg, and laboratory findings showed signs of inflammation, anemia, proteinuria, and hematuria. Chest ...
Tanaka Mototsugu - - 2010
We report a case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) with acquired IgA deficiency due to parvovirus B19 infection. The patient was diagnosed as having Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) at 6 years old, and subsequently developed macrohematuria and massive proteinuria of 7.4 g/day with decreased creatinine clearance of 70.2 ml/min/1.73 m(2) and ...
Jiang Feng - - 2010
AIM: For years, bioelectrical impedance analysis has been widely used to evaluate the hydration status in dialysis patients. However, its value in assessment and controlling the hydration status in non-dialysis patients with kidney disease, such as nephrotic syndrome, is little mentioned. Because a simple and accurate method to evaluate the ...
Wen Yao-Ko - - 2010
BACKGROUND: A unique form of postinfectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN) with IgA-dominant deposition mimicking IgA nephropathy has been increasingly reported. METHODS: We compared the clinical and histological features of 12 patients with postinfectious IgA-dominant glomerulonephritis to 134 patients with idiopathic IgA nephropathy. RESULTS: In addition to hypocomplementemia and subepithelial hump-shaped deposits characteristic ...
Dursun Ismail - - 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate the levels of circulating endothelial microparticles (EMPs) in children with HSP and to determine whether there was a difference between patients with nephritis and those without nephritis. Twenty patients with HSP aged between 2.5 and 15 and 10 age-and sex-matched healthy controls ...
Shen Wen-wen - - 2010
Obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG) is an increasing cause of end-stage renal disease, but evidence concerning the effects of treatments is rather limited. This study was aimed at exploring the renoprotective effects of weight loss on patients with ORG. A total of 63 patients with renal biopsy-proven ORG had food and exercise ...
Schiemann U - - 2010
Renal impairment is a common complication of multiple myeloma occurring in up to 50 % of patients at some stage in their disease. Due to occurrence of cast nephropathies we hypothesized circulatory dysregulation (vasoconstriction) in the kidneys with measurable elevation of the resistance index among these patients which would have ...
Bahiense-Oliveira Marília - - 2010
In animal models, interstitial angiotensin II (ang II) and AT1 receptor (AT1R) are key mediators of renal inflammation and fibrosis in progressive chronic nephropathies. We hypothesized that these molecules were overexpressed in patients with progressive glomerulopathies. In this observational retrospective study, we described the expression of ang II and AT1R ...
Komatsuda Atsushi - - 2010
A very few cases of biopsy-proven tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) have been reported. Although the clinical importance of this association has been suggested, information on its clinicopathological features and prognosis is limited. We reviewed 5955 renal biopsies processed at our department, and identified four ...
Nishi H - - 2010
AIM: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare subtype of chronic pancreatitis. AIP has been suggested to be complicated by tubulointerstitial nephritis or glomerulonephritis, implying that the kidney is involved as a phenotype of IgG4-positive multi-organ lymphoproliferative syndrome; however, the clinical significance of this novel entity is not well-defined. METHODS: We ...
Nam Jong Kil - - 2010
A retroaortic left renal vein (RLRV) is located between the aorta and the vertebra and drains into the inferior vena cava. Urological symptoms can be caused by increased pressure in the renal vein. To evaluate the clinical importance of RLRV, we reviewed patients' medical records and radiologic findings. Nine patients ...
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