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Migirov Lela L Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sheba Medical Center, Affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 5262l, Tel Hashomer, Israel, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate a possible correlation between handedness and laterality of hearing impairment due to otosclerosis. All patients operated for otosclerosis between August 2008 and February 2014 were queried about their handedness. The study group consisted of 218 right-handed and 21 left-handed (8.9 %) patients [139 ...
Showkathali Refai R Department of Cardiology, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, United - - 2014
Aims: To characterise the clinical course of patients who had incidental findings on the CT aortogram (CTA) done as a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) work-up investigation. Methods and results: All patients who underwent CTA as a work-up investigation for TAVI were retrospectively recruited (n=295, 83±6.7 years) to identify those ...
Bang Casper N CN Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA; Department of Cardiology, The Heart Center, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
Renin-angiotensin system inhibition (RASI) is frequently avoided in aortic stenosis (AS) patients because of fear of hypotension. We evaluated if RASI with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) increased mortality in patients with mild to moderate AS. All patients (n=1873) from the Simvastatin and Ezetimibe in Aortic ...
Setkowicz M M Department of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, - - 2014
Pro- and anti-inflammatory metabolites of arachidonic acid - eicosanoids, participate in the skin homeostasis, affecting the growth and differentiation of keratinocytes. Alterations of 12-LOX and 15-LOX and their metabolites were described in epidermis of psoriasis patients, but a systemic production of 12-LOX and 15-LOX eicosanoids has not been studied in ...
Triadafilopoulos George G George Triadafilopoulos, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, United - - 2014
One potential option for the management of refractory gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the delivery of radiofrequency energy to the gastro-esophageal junction (Stretta). This endoscopic therapy is safe, effective, durable, and repeatable if necessary and serves an unmet need for many GERD sufferers. Stretta could be effective in decreasing esophageal ...
Börcek Alp Ozgün AO Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, 06500, Turkey, - - 2014
The authors present the results of Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery performed in a series of children with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Between June 2005 and January 2014, 75 patients 18 years old or younger received Gamma Knife radiosurgery for AVMs. Of these, 58 patients were eligible for further analysis. The median age ...
Neal Andrew J AJ Department of Medicine and Neurology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The risk of thrombolysis in patients taking novel anticoagulants remains unclear. We describe a patient with a large acute ischaemic stroke, who had a low calibrated anti-factor Xa level, who safely received thrombolysis 15-17hours after standard dose rivaroxaban without subsequent intracerebral haemorrhage.
Yim Hyung Joon HJ Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Republic of - - 2014
Objective: This study was designed to prospectively evaluate the antiviral responses and evolution of resistance mutations during adefovir (ADV) plus lamivudine (LMV) therapy in patients with entecavir (ETV)-resistant hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Methods: Twenty chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients who had been receiving ETV for more than 6 months ...
Zhu Yanhe Y Institute of Endemic Disease, Key Laboratory of Environment and Gene Related to Diseases of Ministry Education, School of Medicine, Xi'an Jiaotong - - 2014
Objective: This study aims to determine whether baseline electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities, the appearance of new ECG abnormalities, or other clinical characteristics are associated with increased rates of progression to chronic Keshan disease (KD) among patients with latent KD.Methods: Four hundred and fourteen new latent KD patients from a monitored population ...
Lee Ni-Chung NC Department of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, - - 2014
Recombinant human acid β-glucosidase GBA (rhGBA) infusion is an effective therapy for non-neuropathic (type I) Gaucher disease (GD), but its effect on subacute neuropathic (type III) GD is still controversial. The most common genotype for type III GD is homozygous c.1448T>C (p.L444P) mutation, and in this study, we treated seven ...
Ruddox Vidar V Department of Cardiology, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Pb 2168, 3103, Tønsberg, Norway, - - 2014
Recent guidelines regard three-dimensional echocardiography (DE) derived measurements of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) as the method of choice. The feasibility of 3DE and agreement between 2DE and 3DE was examined. Our hypothesis was that a number of patients can only be examined with 2DE in a ...
Della Pepa G M GM Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Rome, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cerebral vasospasm (VS) is one of the factors that can most significantly worsen the prognosis after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). A substantial body of evidence supports the idea that CSF diversion could prevent VS, even if this issue is still much debated. External ventricular drainage (EVD) is the recommended procedure ...
Inomata Minoru - - 2014
Clinical evaluation to differentiate the characteristic features of pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema is often difficult in patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE), but diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis is important for evaluating treatment options and the risk of acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia of such patients. As far as ...
Choi Chul Soon CS Department of Radiology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To validate the use of harmonic ultrasonography (US) in the detection of gallbladder microlithiasis. From November 30, 2012, to January 18, 2014, fundamental ultrasonography (FUS) and harmonic US with a high background noise (HUS-N) were performed for evaluation of gallbladder during the routine abdomen US. During the US, a dot-like ...
Trojsi Francesca F Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurological, Metabolic and Aging Sciences, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center of the Second University of Naples-Italian Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Second University of Naples, Naples, - - 2014
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) lie on a clinical, pathologic, and genetic continuum. Neuroimaging techniques have proven to be potentially useful to unravel the shared features of these syndromes. Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI), we investigated functional connectivity of brain networks in 15 ...
Huibregtse E C P EC Department of Pediatric Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, Geert Grooteplein 10, 6525 GA, Nijmegen, The - - 2014
This systematic review aims to give an overview of available evidence concerning the influence of anorectal malformations (ARM) on fertility. We conducted a search in PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library conformed to the PRISMA standards. All studies reporting on fertility and ARM were included. 2,905 studies were identified. Based on ...
Bischoff Andrea A Division of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 2023, Cincinnati, OH, 45229, USA, - - 2014
Anorectal malformations (ARMs) without fistula occur in approximately 5 % of all cases of ARM. The high frequency of Trisomy 21 associated to this type of malformation has been previously described. A review of the literature revealed only one previous publication discussing ARM without fistula with or without Trisomy 21; all ...
Arora Amrita A Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, - - 2014
To determine the population-based incidence of leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV). This is a retrospective population-based study of all Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents with a skin biopsy-proven diagnosis of LCV from January 1, 1996, through December 31, 2010. A total of 84 patients (mean age at diagnosis, 48.3 years) with newly diagnosed skin ...
Joza Jacqueline J Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC, - - 2014
Patients with typical right atrial flutter (AFL) may also have underlying atrial fibrillation (AF) or be at high risk of developing AF. Inducibility of AF among patients undergoing AFL ablation may be an important predictor of future occurrence of AF and may be useful in guiding management of this patient ...
Huang Zhi Z Department of Prosthodontics, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, - - 2014
Making impressions for maxillectomy patients is an essential but difficult task. This study developed a novel method to fabricate individual trays by computer-aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP) to simplify the process and enhance patient safety. Five unilateral maxillectomy patients were recruited for this study. For each patient, a ...
Steinvil Arie A Department of Cardiology and Neurology, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel,and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
Objectives: Our aim was to analyze the prevalence and predictors of Carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Background: CAS is associated with the risk of periprocedural stroke in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, little is known about the prevalence of and clinical significance of ...
Azzam Hanan H aDepartment of Clinical Pathology bDepartment of Vascular Surgery cDepartment of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, - - 2014
Warfarin is the most commonly prescribed anticoagulant drug; however, a narrow therapeutic range and a high risk of bleeding or stroke complicate its clinical use. Warfarin resistance was defined as prolonged warfarin requirements of more than 15 mg/day to achieve therapeutic anticoagulation or failure to achieve therapeutic anticoagulation with more than ...
Chatrath Hemant H Department of Medicine and Liver Research Institute, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ - - 2014
Corticosteroids and azathioprine are widely accepted as the initial therapy for autoimmune hepatitis. However the disease is refractory to steroids in about 10-20% patients, for which currently there is no standardized treatment. We describe our experience with sirolimus in treatment of steroid refractory autoimmune hepatitis. This is a longitudinal follow ...
Thompson Robert L RL Shriners Hospital for Children, Lexington, Kentucky, - - 2014
Involvement of osteochondromas in the spinal canal occurs in patients with multiple hereditary exostosis, but the exact prevalence is unknown. A recent study found an incidence of 68%, with 27% of these lesions encroaching into the spinal canal. We studied MRI findings of 27 patients with multiple hereditary exostosis and ...
García-Álvarez Mónica M Unidad de Infección Viral e Inmunidad, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, - - 2014
Background and Aims: There is growing evidence that vitamin D is related to chronic hepatitis C (CHC) pathogenicity. We analysed the relationship of vitamin D status with advanced liver fibrosis (ALF) in CHC treatment-naïve patients and sustained virologic response (SVR) in CHC patients on pegylated interferon alpha plus ribavirin (pegIFNα/ribavirin) ...
van den Oord Stijn C H SC Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Thoraxcenter Room Ba304, 's-Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands Department of Biomedical Engineering, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The - - 2014
Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are at severely increased risk of developing atherosclerosis. Intraplaque neovascularization (IPN) and plaque ulceration are markers of the vulnerable plaque, which is at an increased risk of rupture and may lead to cardiovascular events. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of ...
Verster Joris C JC From the *Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands; †Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; and ‡Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, - - 2014
Lapses of attention are characteristic for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and as such may impair performance of daily activities. Data from an on-road driving study were reanalyzed to determine lapses in patients with ADHD after treatment with methylphenidate and placebo.A total of 18 adult ADHD patients performed a 100-km on-road driving ...
Karaagac K K Bursa Postgraduate Hospital, Cardiology, Bursa, - - 2014
Coronary slow flow (CSF) phenomenon is described by angiographically normal coronary arteries with delayed opacification of the distal vasculature. Studies have suggested that the interval from the peak to the end of the electrocardiographic T wave (Tp-Te) may correspond to the transmural dispersion of repolarization and that increased Tp-Te interval ...
Gonzalez Miqueo A A CIMA, University of Navarra, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Pamplona, - - 2014
Cardiomyocyte apoptosis may have a detrimental impact on cardiac structure and function in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), as shown for other cardiopathies. On the other hand, microRNAs may regulate this process. Endomyocardial biopsies were obtained from 28 patients with AS during valve replacement. Left ventricular (LV) morphology and ...
Emami Razavi A A Cancer institute, Iran National Tumor Bank, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic - - 2014
The adipokines, leptin and adiponectin have a permissive role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). The inflammatory enzyme, myeloperoxidase (MPO) has also a determinant role in the pathogenesis of CAD. The relationships of the adipokines with the inflammatory enzyme need to be resolved in patients with CAD. For ...
Bublikov D D Altay State Medical University, Barnaul, Russian - - 2014
To estimate interrelations of cholesterol high density lipoproteids (HDL) level with activity an inflammation and viscosity of blood (VB) at patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Research included patients wiht RA (n=114). Middle age made 55,77±1,12 years. All patients were have a rheumatoid factor in blood, lasting RA more than one ...
Kondrat Eva D D FSBI Research Institute for Cardiology SB RAMS, Tomsk, Russian - - 2014
We studied the sarcoplasmic reticulum function and prevailing type of energy production in failing myocardium associated with diabetes mellitus. Cardiac preparations from right atrium of 14 patients with heart failure (HF) following coronary artery disease and 13 patients with heart failure associated with diabetes mellitus (DM) with short duration of ...
Suades R R Barcelona Cardiovascular Research Center (CSIC-ICCC), IIB-Sant Pau, Hosp Sant Pau, UAB, Barcelona, - - 2014
High LDL-cholesterol plasma levels constitute an independent risk factor for the pathogenesis of atherothrombotic cardiovascular (CV) disease. We aimed to study miRNAs, non-coding RNAs involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, in circulating exosomes as prognostic markers of future cardiovascular events. Exosomes were isolated from platelet-free plasma (PFP) obtained from ...
Berezin A A State Medical University, Zaporozhye, - - 2014
Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a member of tumor necrosis factor superfamily, belonging to the class of inhibitors of osteoclastogenesis. An association between the concentration of OPG, the risk of stroke, ischemic heart disease, stable angina, as well as the severity of coronary atherosclerosis, as measured by the total value of the ...
Evtushenko V V Research Institute of Cardiology SB of RAMS, Tomsk, Russian - - 2014
The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of radiofrequency (RF)-induced cardiac denervation by using non-invasive methods. The study included 19 patients with NYHA functional class III/IV heart failure (mean age: 60 ± 9.4 years). All patients underwent surgical treatment of valvular diseases. Patients were assigned to two ...
Bublikov D D Altay State Medical University, Barnaul, Russian - - 2014
The rheumatoid vaskulitis (RV) strikes about a quarter of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, causing defeat of visceral bodies and systems, a cachexy and progressing of articulate destruction. Therefore RV treatment - an actual problem of modern rheumatology. To study microcirculation at sick RV and possibility of its improvement the pentoxifyllini. ...
Bashlakova Na N Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education, Minsk, - - 2014
Clinical evidence suggests that oxidatively modified form of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) is more important than native LDL in atherogenesis and vascular damage. The accelerated development of atherosclerosis has been recognized in patients with autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune component of atherogenesis is actually discussed. The aim of our study was ...
Gouri A A Laboratory of Clinical Biochemistry, Ibn Zohr Public Hospital, Guelma 24000, Algeria, Guelma, - - 2014
Cardiovascular diseases remain a major cause of mortality in hemodialysis ( HD). Oxidative stress may contribute to accelerated atherogenesis associated with hemodialysis. The objective of this study was to evaluate serum ferritin in chronic hemodialysis patients and search for clinical and biological characteristics association. This is a retrospective study of ...
Silva Dr D centro hospitalar do Porto - HSA, porto, - - 2014
Digital Ulcers (DU) are a major disabling complication of SSc that interferes seriously with personal and professional life of our patients. The aim of this study was to correlate functional dysfunction of endothelium, capillaroscopy and angiogenesis biomarkers in patients with SSc in order to try to predict the development of ...
Petelina Ti T Tyumen Cardiology Center, Tyumen, Russian - - 2014
The role of chronic inflammation in development of cardiovascular complications in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) has been widely discussed in recent decades. To perform a prospective comparative analysis of lipid profiles and markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in groups of CAD patients with ...
Shoukri M M BCUHB, llandudno, United - - 2014
Literature review regarding the link between osteoarthritis and increase risk of CVD with Clinical observation while doing POAC (preoperative assessment clinic) for orthopaedic patients. It was very common to see many patients attending for surgery suffer from hypertension, Most of them only suffer from hypertension only without any obvious aetiology ...
Malinova L L Saratov Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology, Saratov, Russian - - 2014
The purpose of the study was to compare quantitative parameters of microparticles (MP) in systemic circulation of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and to estimate their clinical implication. 30 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) 45 … 84 yo were included in the study: unstable angina (UA, n = ...
Ilardi A A Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, - - 2014
Levels of urinary albumin excretion that are below the usual limit of detection by qualitative testing, but are above normal levels (microalbuminuria; MA), can be readily identified by simple measures, such as the urinary albumin to creatinine ratio in untimed urine samples. In hypertensive patients presence of microalbuminuria (MA) is ...
Xi Y Y Peking University People's Hospital, Hypertension Research center, Beijing, China, People's Republic - - 2014
To develop an equation to estimate 24-hour urinary sodium by using spot urine in Chinese hypertensive patients and explore its applicability. Methods A total of 510 hypertensive patients were recruited, including 340 cases set up by the new equation and 170 cases as the equation validation groups. 24-hour urinary sodium(24HUNa), ...
Kastyro I I Peoples Friendship University of Russia (RPFU), Moscow, Russian - - 2014
It is known that heart rate is influenced by the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and an indicator of its state under various conditions, including stress. But can the ANS effect ST segment displacement under surgical stress in patient with no heart disorders? To determine significance of ANS influence on ST-segment ...
Hur Soon Mi SM Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, - - 2014
Inflammation is an important factor in renal injury. Ferritin, an inflammatory marker, is considered an independent predictor of rapid renal progression in patients with chronic kidney disease. However, the relationship between ferritin and residual renal function (RRF) in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) remains unclear. We reviewed the medical ...
Choe Jung-Yoon JY Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Center, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
Increased resting energy expenditure (REE) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients is thought to be caused by hypermetabolism associated with production of proinflammatory cytokines. Our aim in the present study was to explore the possible association between REE and disease activity in females with RA. A total of 499 female RA ...
Lee Hee-Jeong HJ Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chosun University Hospital, Gwangju, - - 2014
Recently, many cases of vitamin K-dependent coagulopathy of unknown origin have been reported. Such patients lack any relevant family history and have no systemic disease, raising suspicion of superwarfarin intoxication. We evaluated individual risk factors causing coagulopathy and hemorrhagic symptoms in patients with suspected superwarfarin intoxication. In addition, we determined ...
Harimoto Kuniyasu K Department of Cardiology, Matsushita Memorial Hospital, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Right bundle branch block (RBBB) is associated with ventricular septal fibrosis in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) after alcohol septal ablation, but little data are available in HCM patients without a history of septal ablation. Magnetic resonance late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) was performed in 59 HCM patients with no history ...
Acay Akif - - 2014
We investigated whether there was a significant increase in thyroid autoimmunity, and disorders in patients with rheumatic diseases (RDs). We enrolled 201 patients with RDs (41 with ankylosing spondylitis, 15 with systemic lupus erythematosus, 80 with rheumatoid arthritis [RA], 65 with familial Mediterranean fever), and 122 healthy controls. Serum levels ...
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