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Holler Theresa - - 2014
BackgroundCompressive symptoms are common in patients with thyroid disease and are an accepted indication for thyroidectomy. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and severity of voice and swallowing complaints in pre-operative thyroidectomy patients and to compare these with thyroid volume, thyroid pathology and laryngopharyngeal reflux.MethodsA consecutive ...
Szárazová Andrea Skultéty AS 1st Neurological Clinic, University Hospital of Bratislava, Mickiewiczova 13, Bratislava, 81369, - - 2014
The clinical significance of vertebral artery hypoplasia (VAH) and the possible pathomechanism of ischemic stroke in patients with VAH are still not completely clear. In a group of 80 posterior circulation strokes (PCS) patients, we compared the location of the ischemic areas in VAH (n = 26) and non-VAH (n ...
Kovach Alexandra E AE James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories, Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Flow cytometry (FCM) is an adjunct study to routine analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to investigate for involvement by a hematologic malignancy. However, in our experience, FCM only infrequently detects abnormalities in CSF. To help optimize resources without forfeiting clinically important data, we sought to determine evidence-based indications and criteria ...
Guillen-Del Castillo Alfredo A Department of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Passeig Vall d'Hebron 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this article was to establish the clinical course of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in scleroderma related to the presence of anti-PM/Scl antibody compared with anti-Scl-70 in a Spanish cohort. Furthermore, no study has thoroughly investigated the outcome of pulmonary function test in the first group of patients. ...
Qi Guang-Sheng GS Department of Respiratory Medicine, Shanghai Pudong New Area People's Hospital, Shanghai, - - 2014
The aim of our study was to evaluate volumetric capnography (VCap) in the differentiation between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and normal subjects. Thirty-nine healthy male volunteers and 60 male COPD patients were enrolled. Regression equations between VCap indices and age, weight, height, and tidal volume in healthy volunteers ...
Roquer Jaume J Servei de Neurologia, IMIM-Hospital del Mar, Passeig Marítim 25-29, 08003, Barcelona, Spain, - - 2014
To describe the clinical characteristics of first-ever ischemic stroke (IS) patients with prediabetes, and to compare them with diabetes mellitus (DM) and non-DM patient characteristics. Retrospective analysis of a prospective series of first-ever acute IS patients. Patients were classified as non-DM (HbA1c during admission <5.7 % and no previous evidence of ...
Chan Victoria V Department of Radiology, Level 2, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK, - - 2014
This study was designed to evaluate the role of a negative computed tomography angiogram (CTA) in patients who present with gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage. A review of all patients who had CTAs for GI hemorrhage over an 8-year period from January 2005 to December 2012 was performed. Data for patient demographics, ...
Martín Silvia - - 2014
Abstract Patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency need glucocorticoid (GC) therapy, which alters bone mineral metabolism. We analyze clinical and biochemical parameters and different polymorphisms of candidate genes associated with bone mineral density (BMD) in CAH patients. The CAH patients treated with GC and healthy controls ...
Ostroski Cassandra J CJ Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, - - 2014
To describe the clinical features, treatment, and outcome of a cat with acute neurologic signs subsequent to relief of urethral obstruction and rapid resolution of severe azotemia, suggesting a process similar to dialysis disequilibrium syndrome. A male castrated domestic short-hair cat was presented for weakness and dull mentation. Initial physical ...
Elmacı Ahmet Midhat AM Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Dr. Faruk Sukan Obstetric and Children's Hospital, Selcuklu, 42060, Konya, Turkey, - - 2014
The goal of this study was to investigate the metabolic etiology, clinical findings and medical treatment of children with urolithiasis in an endemic region of Turkey. We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 742 (437 males, 305 females) children with urolithiasis. Physical examination results, serum biochemistry and urine metabolic evaluation, ...
Faber Margaretha A MA Department of Immunology-Allergology-Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, - - 2014
Background: Hazelnut allergy shows distinct clinical patterns that can be predicted through component-resolved diagnosis. However, identification of sensitization profiles remains incomplete. Methods: Sera of 75 patients allergic to hazelnuts, 14 infants with atopic dermatitis (AD) sensitized to hazelnuts, 15 hazelnut-tolerant individuals with specific IgE (sIgE) to hazelnuts and 15 healthy ...
Cincin Altug A Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, - - 2014
Although ulcerative colitis (UC) shows obvious similarities with other autoimmune diseases, cardiac consequences have not adequately introduced. The aim of our study was to evaluate left ventricular (LV) function in UC patients by using novel echocardiographic parameters. Forty-five UC patients (mean age 37, 18 female) and 90 age- and sex-matched ...
van Rooden Sanneke S C.J. Gorter Center for High-Field MRI, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands; Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study is to explore regional iron-related differences in the cerebral cortex, indicative of Alzheimer's disease pathology, between early- and late-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD, LOAD, respectively) patients using 7T magnetic resonance phase images. High-resolution T2(∗)-weighted scans were acquired in 12 EOAD patients and 17 LOAD patients with ...
Hasegawa Yasuhiro - - 2014
Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 1 (PFIC1), an inherited liver disease caused by mutations in <i>ATP8B1</i>, progresses to severe cholestasis with a sustained intractable itch. Currently, no effective therapy has been established for PFIC1. Decreased function of the bile salt export pump (BSEP) in hepatocytes is suggested to be responsible ...
Belohlavek O O PET Centre, Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic - - - 2014
It is generally accepted that a non--fasting state reduces [18F]FDG--PET quality, but the significance of higher levels of fasting blood glucose has aroused some doubts over time. The aim of this work is to provide further evidence to clarify this issue and its impact on the handling of hyperglycaemic patients ...
Vassilatou Evangeline E Evangeline Vassilatou, Endocrine Unit, 2 Department of Internal Medicine - Propaedeutic, "Attikon" University Hospital, 12462 Athens, - - 2014
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the Western world comprising a spectrum of liver damage from fatty liver infiltration to end-stage liver disease, in patients without significant alcohol consumption. Increased prevalence of NAFLD has been reported in patients with polycystic ovary ...
Iwasaki Masamichi M Division of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of - - 2014
Background:Previous reports have shown potential disadvantages of limus-derivative drugs for the stenting treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).Methods and Results:We studied 159 coronary artery lesions (DM: n=72, non-DM: n=87) in 123 patients treated with everolimus-eluting stent (EES) and who underwent scheduled 9-month follow-up angiography with optical coherence tomography (OCT) regardless of ...
Yavuz Sevgi S Division of Pediatric Nephrology - - 2014
Abstract Background: We aimed to evaluate whether serum apelin could reflect the nutritional status of children on dialysis. Methods: Twelve patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) and 20 patients on hemodialysis (HD) were enrolled. Patients received individualized diet for six months. Anthropometric and laboratory indices were measured at onset and the ...
Giusti M M Endocrine Unit, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Martino - IST Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Genoa, - - 2014
The goal of levo-thyroxine (L-T4) administration in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is to suppress thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. The tolerability and efficacy of a new formulation of liquid L-T4 vs. the previous tablet formulation was evaluated in a cohort of 59 patients with cured DTC. The correlation between breakfast ...
Kapoor Poonam Malhotra PM Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2014
Endothelin, a pro-inflammatory molecule, had been extensively studied in patients with cardiovascular illness. Impact on the perioperative outcome of patients with cyanotic congenital heart defects is still unknown. In the present study, we report perioperative changes in endothelin levels and their correlation with preoperative factors and clinical outcomes in a ...
van Rhijn Bram D BD Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
During the natural course of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), the risk for esophageal stricture formation increases. It remains unknown whether motility abnormalities in EoE also develop over time. We aimed to determine the relationship between disease duration, clinical characteristics, and manometric pattern of EoE patients. We compared esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM) ...
Cara-Fuentes Gabriel G Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Rd., HD214, Gainesville, FL, 32610, - - 2014
Minimal Change Disease (MCD) is associated with CD80 expression in podocytes and elevated urinary CD80 excretion during active renal disease. We have evaluated the urinary excretion of CTLA-4 and CD80 during different stages of the nephrotic syndrome in patients with MCD to test the hypothesis that persistent increased urinary CD80 ...
Liu Qiang Q Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, 310006, - - 2014
To investigate the correlations among persistent viral infection, heart function and Chinese medicine (CM) difined-syndromes in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Fifty patients with DCM in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University from October 2009 to December 2011 were selected as the research subjects, and 30 healthy ...
Kline Jeffrey A JA Departments of Emergency Medicine and Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, - - 2014
The hypothesis of the present work derives from clinical experience that suggests that patients who are more ill have less facial expression variability in response to emotional cues. Prospective study of diagnostic accuracy from a convenience sample of adult patients with dyspnoea and chest pain in an emergency department. Patients ...
Sirvent Sofía S Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Chemistry, Complutense University of Madrid, - - 2014
Act d 12 (11S globulin) and Act d 13 (2S albumin) are two novel relevant allergens from kiwi seeds that might be useful to improve the diagnostic sensitivity and the management of kiwifruit allergic patients. Objective: To perform a comprehensive structural and immunological characterization of purified Act d 12 and ...
Li C-H CH From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science, School of Medicine, China Medical University, Department of Life Science, National Chung Hsing University, Management Office for Health Data, China Medical University Hospital, Department of Public Health and Department of Respiratory Therapy, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science, School of Medicine, China Medical University, Department of Life Science, National Chung Hsing University, Management Office for Health Data, China Medical University Hospital, Department of Public Health and Department of Respiratory Therapy, China Medical University, Taichung, - - 2014
Previous research has shown that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) tend to have a higher risk for cognitive impairment and dementia, a neurodegenerative disorder. The goal of this study was to examine what relationship, if any, exists between COPD and Parkinson's disease (PD), which is also a neurodegenerative ...
Egger Florian F 3(rd) Medical Department, Cardiology and Emergency Medicine, Wilhelminenhospital, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become the standard therapy for high-risk and non-operable patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, the procedure involves several adverse effects such as rhythm and conduction disturbances. Patients with postprocedural left bundle branch block may have an increased mortality risk, whereas patients with preprocedural right ...
Jang Su-Yeoun SY *Graduate Student, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. †Graduate Student, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. ‡Graduate Student, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. §Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. ‖Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. ¶Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to conduct radiographic comparison of maxillary septa in dentulous and edentulous patients using 3-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). From November- 2008 to August 2010, the CBCT of full dentulous 100 patients was conducted randomly at the Department of Radiology, Chonnam National University Dental Hospital. ...
Soto Maria Elena ME Departamento de - - 2014
The pathogenesis of coronary artery ectasia (CE) is poorly understood. An underlying inflammatory process is suspected; current therapy aims to prevent thrombotic events. Presently, there is no evidence to support an anti-inflammatory approach for CE patients. We undertook this study to determine the presence and levels of adhesion molecules as ...
Zezos Petros P Division of Gastroenterology, 2nd Propaedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, "Hippokration" General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Democritus University of Thrace, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, 68100, Dragana Alexandroupolis, - - 2014
Eosinophils are potent pro-inflammatory cells that are involved in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis. We evaluated the lamina propria eosinophil infiltration in patients with active and inactive ulcerative colitis (UC) and investigated its clinical significance, among other variables, in predicting the outcome of medical treatment in active disease. We studied ...
Qin Muting M Department of Rheumatology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the levels and clinical significance of serum soluble chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 16 (sCXCL16) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), as well as the sCXCL16 molecule's associations with disease activity and organ damage. Thirty-five patients with SLE, 16 patients with rheumatoid ...
Wong Jonathan J Department of Renal Medicine, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK; Department of Postgraduate Medicine, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, - - 2014
Chronic unexplained inflammation remains a prevalent and clinically significant problem for patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), especially in the dialysis population. The causes of persistent inflammation are likely to be multifactorial, but the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Endotoxins are reported to play a significant role in the ...
Kurtul Alparslan A Department of Cardiology, Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey - - 2014
Chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a noninfarct-related artery (non-IRA) is an independent predictor of mortality in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Mean platelet volume (MPV) and serum uric acid (SUA) are associated with cardiovascular events in ACS. We investigated the relationship between the presence of non-IRA-CTO with MPV and SUA levels ...
Hsiang J C JC State Key Laboratory of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong, - - 2014
Delayed hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) seroclearance increases the risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The effect of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on HBeAg seroclearance in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients remains unclear. To examine the effect of MetS on HBeAg seroclearance. A prospective cohort of 413 treatment-naïve HBeAg-positive CHB ...
Takeno Shinsuke S Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Fukuoka University Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka, - - 2014
Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the superiority of the high-sensitivity modified Glasgow prognostic score (HS-mGPS) before surgery in patients with gastric cancer. Patients and Methods: The participants of this retrospective study comprised 552 patients with gastric cancer who underwent gastrectomy at the Fukuoka University Hospital. ...
Bartels Janina - - 2014
Chemokines such as MIP-3beta/CCL19 are important factors in the mechanism of cell migration and pathogenesis of central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory reactions. The hypothesis of this study is that CCL19, also known as MIP-3beta, is involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory and non-inflammatory CNS diseases of dogs. Experiments were performed ...
Giannopoulos Georgios G Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Athens General Hospital "G. Gennimatas", Athens, Greece; Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Red blood cell and platelet microparticles (RBCm and PLTm, respectively) have drawn research attention as to their potential prothrombotic and vasoconstrictive effects in experimental settings. However, the relevance of circulating microparticles in clinical settings is largely undetermined. Circulating microparticles were quantified with a flow cytometric method in blood samples from ...
Tazoe Jun J Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kajii-cho, Kawaramachi Hirokoji Agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, 602-8566, Japan, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the brain core temperature of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) using a noninvasive temperature measurement technique based on the diffusion coefficient of the cerebrospinal fluid. This retrospective study used the data collected from April 2008 to June 2011. The patient ...
Uwineza Annette - - 2014
Array-CGH is considered as the first-tier investigation used to identify copy number variations. Right now, there is no available data about the genetic etiology of patients with development delay/ intellectual disability and congenital malformation in East Africa. Array comparative genomic hybridization was performed in 50 Rwandan patients with development delay/ ...
Eksi Guldem G Departments of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mustafa Kemal University School of Medicine, Serinyol Hatay, Antakya, - - 2014
The aim of this prospective study is to investigate whether the possible stenosis due to anatomic variations of labyrinthine segment (LS), tympanic segment (TS) and mastoid segment (MS) of the facial canal in the temporal bone is a predisposing factor in the development of paralysis. 22 patients with idiopathic peripheral ...
Khanna Neena N Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2014
Gonadal involvement in males in lepromatous leprosy is not uncommon, but there is a paucity of literature on the involvement of gonads in female patients with leprosy. This study was undertaken to determine if there is any menstrual dysfunction, alteration in fertility status and circulating luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone ...
Pollak Lea L Department of Neurology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel - - 2014
In view of patients' recurrent complaints, we were interested in investigating the frequency and headache characteristics in patients during a benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) cluster. Patients with BPPV treated at an outpatient dizziness clinic were interviewed about the presence of headache; its quality, localization, severity, time course, and aggravating ...
Esposito Francesco F *Department of Radiology - "Santobono-Pausilipon" Hospital - Naples- Italy †Department of Radiology - University Hospital "Federico II" - Naples - Italy ‡Section of Ultrasonography and Interventional Ultrasound - "D. Cotugno" Hospital - Naples - Italy §4 Department of Radiology -Santa Maria alla Gruccia Hospital - zona Valdarno - Azienda USL8 Arezzo - - - 2014
Midgut volvulus with malrotation is typical in newborns. We present our experience to underline the importance of suspecting midgut volvulus as cause of abdominal pain also beyond infancy, particularly in relationship with malrotation, and the relevance of ultrasonographic (US) signs in its diagnosis. 34 patients (10 M, 24 F; aged between ...
Borghi A A Sezione di Dermatologia e Malattie Infettive, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italia - - - 2014
Estimates of malignant melanoma (MM) incidence and prognosis vary widely. The present study was performed to analyze epidemiologic and prognostic aspects of primary MM mainly in relation to tumor thickness. We conducted a retrospective study on a cohort of 435 patients with diagnosis of primary MM between 1997 and 2011. ...
Hoshina Takayuki T Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan; Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate the utility of several biomarkers in differentiating bacterial community-acquired lower respiratory tract infection (CA-LRTI) from non-bacterial CA-LRTI in children and the difference of their diagnostic performance between pneumonia and bronchitis. A retrospective cohort study composed of 108 pediatric patients hospitalized for CA-LRTI ...
Westover M Brandon MB Department of Neurology, Epilepsy Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Wang 720, Boston, MA 02114, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To characterize the risk for seizures over time in relation to EEG findings in hospitalized adults undergoing continuous EEG monitoring (cEEG). Retrospective analysis of cEEG data and medical records from 625 consecutive adult inpatients monitored at a tertiary medical center. Using survival analysis methods, we estimated the time-dependent probability that ...
Margallo Victor S VS Hypertension Program, University Hospital Clementino Fraga Filho, Medical School, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is strongly associated with resistant hypertension. The Berlin questionnaire is the most widely used screening tool to identify patients at high risk of having OSA. The objective was to test the diagnostic accuracy of the Berlin questionnaire in detecting OSA in resistant hypertensive patients. A cross-sectional ...
Yan Li-Rong LR aKey Laboratory of Clinical Trial Research in Cardiovascular Drugs, Ministry of Health, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Diseases bDepartment of Radiology cDepartment of Pathology and Physiology dDepartment of Echocardiography, FuWai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, - - 2014
Midventricular obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (MVOHCM) is a rare form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Knowledge regarding the diagnosis, morbidity and cardiovascular mortality is limited. In this study, we aimed to describe the long-term outcomes of patients with MVOHCM followed in a tertiary referral centre.Methods A retrospective study of 60 patients with MVOHCM ...
Goehler Alexander A Yale University, New Haven, CT; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - - 2014
-Pulmonary nodules (PN) are often incidentally detected during coronary CT angiography (CCTA) which is increasingly used to evaluate patients with chest pain symptoms. However, the efficiency of following up on incidentally detected PN is unknown. -We determined demographic and clinical characteristics of stable symptomatic patients referred for CCTA in whom ...
Santos Berenice L BL Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, - - 2014
to characterize the clinical, laboratory, and anthropometric profile of a sample of Brazilian patients with glycogen storage disease type I managed at an outpatient referral clinic for inborn errors of metabolism. this was a cross-sectional outpatient study based on a convenience sampling strategy. Data on diagnosis, management, anthropometric parameters, and ...
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