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Güzelküçük U U Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Turkish Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, - - 2014
Study design:Retrospective, comparative 4-year study.Objectives:To identify the clinical characteristics unique to older patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).Setting:Turkish Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center, Ankara, Turkey.Methods:The study included 870 consecutive patients with SCI that were divided into two groups according to age. Patients aged ⩾60 years at the time of injury constituted ...
Tulek Baykal B Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, - - 2014
Recently, comorbidities such as impaired cognitive function have been attracting more focus when considering the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Here we investigated the relationship between cognitive function and the categories given in the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines in 2011. Specifically, after controlling ...
Yu Wong-Li WL Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong - - 2014
Purpose: Ketamine is a commonly abused recreational drug in Southeast Asia. There are emerging reports on ketamine abuse causing liver injury and biliary dilatation. This retrospective study aims to investigate the clinical and radiological features of this condition. Methods: A retrospective search in the database of our institute was performed ...
Malter M P MP Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn Medical Center, Bonn, Germany, - - 2014
In limbic encephalitis (LE) with antibodies (Abs) to the voltage-gated potassium channel complex (VGKC), the Abs are mainly directed to the VGKC-complex proteins, leucine-rich, glioma inactivated 1 protein (LGI1) or contactin-associated protein-like 2 (CASPR-2) or neither. Here, we relate the outcomes of VGKC-LE patients to the presence of Abs to ...
Aggarwal Rahul R Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA, 94143, - - 2014
Inhibition of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway is associated with metabolic and immunologic perturbations that impact drug tolerability. Here, we studied whether PI3 kinase/mTOR pathway inhibitors are associated with greater metabolic impact and decreased tolerability in Asian patients. A retrospective analysis was conducted of consecutive patients ...
Honoré Per Hartvig PH Systems Pharmacology, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 2, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark, - - 2014
Hydrophilic drugs particularly those with low plasma protein binding may accumulate in third-space fluid in the body. Cytotoxic drugs like methotrexate (MTX) cause damage in the tissue, and evacuation of the third-space fluid in pleura is strongly recommended before new dosing. Pemetrexed (PEM) is a multi-targeted antifolate similar to MTX ...
Kawamura Masahiko M Department of Surgery, The Jikei University School of Medicine, 3-25-8 Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-8461, Japan, - - 2014
Indications for gastric local resection (LR) include gastrointestinal stromal tumors, neuroendocrine tumors, and early gastric cancer. LR is expected to preserve physiological function and ameliorate postgastrectomy syndrome. Gastric emptying was assessed by the (13)C-acetate breath test in 20 healthy volunteers (HVs) and 60 gastrectomized patients [distal gastrectomy with Billroth I ...
Kaltsonoudis Evripidis - - 2014
The aim was to investigate the frequency of neurological adverse events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondylarthropathies (SpA) treated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha antagonists. Seventy-seven patients eligible for anti-TNFalpha therapy were evaluated. There were 36 patients with RA, 41 with SpA (24 psoriatic arthritis [PsA] and ...
Liberman Ava L AL From the Department of Neurology (A.L.L., M.B.M., I.R., R.A.B., S.P.) and Department of Radiology (V.J.D., J.D.C., M.P.F.B., J.B.A., J.C.), Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; and Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas - - 2014
Paradoxical embolization is frequently posited as a mechanism of ischemic stroke in patients with patent foramen ovale. Several studies have suggested that the deep lower extremity and pelvic veins might be an embolic source in cryptogenic stroke (CS) patients with patent foramen ovale. Consecutive adult patients with ischemic stroke or ...
Germanò Giuseppe G Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology Unit, Department of Surgery, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Messina, Messina and Pathology Unit, Department of Oncology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of colour duplex sonography (CDS)-guided temporal artery biopsy (TAB) for the diagnosis of GCA in patients with suspected GCA. From September 2009 through December 2012, 112 consecutive patients with suspected GCA were randomized to undergo CDS-guided TAB or standard TAB. ...
Naredo Esperanza E Department of Rheumatology, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the pharmacokinetics of s.c. anti-TNF agents on the grade of US-detected synovitis in RA patients. Fifty RA patients were prospectively recruited from the Biologic Therapy Unit of our hospital. Inclusion criteria were being in treatment with s.c. anti-TNF agents ...
Borgquist Rasmus R Arrhythmia Clinic, Lund University, Skane University Hospital, Getingevagen, 221 85 Lund, Sweden rasmus.borgquist@med.lu.se - - 2014
This study evaluates the agreement between echocardiographic and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging data, and the impact a discrepancy between the two may have on the clinical diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). From the Nordic ARVC Registry, 102 patients with definite ARVC who had undergone both echocardiography and ...
Ng Tien M H TM Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., - - 2014
Objectives: Although hyponatremia is a prognostic factor in acute heart failure (AHF), its influence on the acute clinical course of heart failure is unknown. Our objective was to evaluate the association of hyponatremia with diuretic response, renal function, and clinical outcomes in AHF. Methods: A retrospective study included 499 hospitalized ...
Hebson Camden C *Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Sibley Heart Center Cardiology †Department of Pediatrics, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, Atlanta, - - 2014
Although elevated tricuspid regurgitant velocity (TRV), an echocardiographic marker for pulmonary hypertension, has previously been tied to mortality in adult sickle cell patients, recent data demonstrated that it correlates poorly with catheterization findings. We describe the largest echocardiographic evaluation of pediatric sickle cell patients to date, specifically the results of ...
Jayalakshmi Sita S Department of Neurology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-03, Andhra Pradesh, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Psychiatric disorders (PDs) are frequently observed in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). In this study, we aimed to assess factors associated with PDs in patients with JME. Retrospective analysis of data of 90 consecutive patients with JME was performed. Assessment of DSM-IV Axis I clinical disorders was done using ...
Sánchez Fernández Iván I Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Child Neurology, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
The most common thresholds for considering prolonged seizures as status epilepticus (SE) are 5 and 30min. It is unknown whether these different thresholds (5 or 30min) identify patient populations with different electroclinical characteristics. We compared the characteristics of patients with SE lasting 5-29min (SE5-29) with those with SE lasting ≥30min ...
Nishigawa Keisuke K General Dentistry, Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
This report describes the case of a 51-year-old male patient who initially presented at age 23 with a habitual intermittent open lock (at >35mm) in the left temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The patient was able to manage this affliction through rapid-repetition jaw opening and closing. Tomography of the joint showed no ...
Akhaddar A A Department of neurosurgery, Mohammed V military teaching hospital, university of Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco; Department of neurosurgery, Avicenne military hospital, Marrakech, Morocco. Electronic address: - - 2014
We describe a decade of our experience in the surgical management of patients with giant lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (GILID). This is a case series of patients operated for a GILID between 2000 and 2009. Among 1334 patients eligible for the present study: 154 patients presented with GILID (study group) ...
Ju Kevin L KL Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115. Electronic address: - - 2014
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a serious condition that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality if not expeditiously diagnosed and appropriately treated. However, the nonspecific findings that accompany SEAs often make its diagnosis difficult. Concurrent, noncontiguous SEAs are even more challenging to diagnose because whole-spine imaging is not routinely ...
Goldberg Hila - - 2014
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) patients have each been associated with extensive brain atrophy findings, yet to date there are no reports of head to head comparison of both patient groups. Our aim was to assess and compare between tissue-specific and structural brain atrophy findings in ...
Zhang Xiang Yang XY Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harris County Psychiatric Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA; Beijing HuiLongGuan Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
While numerous studies have reported that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may be involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, very few studies have explored its association with cognitive impairment or gender differences in schizophrenia which we explored. We compared gender differences in 248 chronic schizophrenic patients (male/female=185/63) to 188 healthy controls ...
da Silva-Junior Francisco Pereira FP Department of Neurology, Sao Paulo University Medical School, Sao Paulo, SP, - - 2014
THAP1 mutations are associated with idiopathic isolated dystonia in different ethnicities, but the importance of this gene as a cause of dystonia in the Brazilian population has not been determined. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of THAP1 variants in Brazilian patients with idiopathic dystonia and ...
Hayashi Kentaro K Department of Neurosurgery, Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a unique occlusive disease of the bilateral internal carotid arteries; compensation for occlusion results in rich arterial collaterals at the base of the brain. The clinical features of unilateral MMD, confirmed by typical angiographic evidence of MMD unilaterally and normal or equivocal contralateral findings, are not ...
Bader-Meunier Brigitte B Department of Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology, INSERM U768, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades (AP-HP), Paris 75015, France; Institut Imagine, Université Sorbonne Paris cité, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades (AP-HP), Paris, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
We studied the clinical phenotypes and tolerance to treatments in a series of patients affected by both inflammatory joint diseases and mastocytosis. This retrospective multicenter study was conducted on behalf of 3 networks focused on mastocytosis, pediatric, and adults' inflammatory joint diseases. Patients who displayed both mastocytosis and inflammatory joint ...
Ariño Helena H Neurology Service, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain2Neuroimmunology Program, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE Current clinical and immunologic knowledge on cerebellar ataxia (CA) with glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 antibodies (GAD65-Abs) is based on case reports and small series with short-term follow-up data. OBJECTIVE To report the symptoms, additional antibodies, prognostic factors, and long-term outcomes in a cohort of patients with CA and GAD65-Abs. ...
Chou C-H CH Department of Electronic Engineering and Graduate Institute of Computer and Communication, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, - - 2014
Hemiplegia can cause accidental falls, as the patients place their arms in front of their chests or next to the hips when they walk. This is due to limitations in the ability to swing their arms during walking. This study proposes a functional electrical stimulator approach in order to improve ...
Juge Pierre-Antoine PA Department of Rheumatology, DHU FIRE, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Bichat Hospital, Université Paris Diderot, PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, - - 2014
We recently reported an association of the SPP1 rs9138 and rs11439060 functional variants with the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the association being greater in anti-citrullinated protein autoantibody (ACPA)-negative patients. We hypothesised that SPP1 may contribute to the severity of joint destruction in RA, specifically in the ACPA-negative population. Patients ...
Carpinella Gerardo G Dipartimento Scienze Mediche Traslazionali, Università Federico II, Naples, - - 2014
Whether the combination of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) affects the cardiovascular (CV) risk in patients with uncomplicated hypertension is poorly investigated. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of LVH, CKD, and their combination on CV events in hypertension. This study analyzed ...
Kim Won-Jeong WJ *Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea; †Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea; and ‡Department of Dermatology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, - - 2014
Some patients with pigmented basal cell carcinoma (pBCC) had a history of laser ablation after misdiagnosis, which may conceal the dermoscopic clues of malignancy. The objective of this study was to investigate the question of whether the classic and nonclassic dermoscopic patterns of BCCs may be concealed by past laser ...
MacKay Mark M Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah - - 2014
Background: Copper is a trace mineral essential for numerous physiological processes. The purpose of this article is to provide data on copper levels in pediatric patients receiving parenteral nutrition (PN) that are useful to guide supplementation in PN formulation. Method: This is a retrospective review of hospitalized pediatric patients receiving ...
Cassibba Sara S Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Santa Croce and Carle, Cuneo, - - 2014
Objective: 1) To evaluate the prevalence of silent nephrolithiasis in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) compared with controls. 2) To characterize clinically PHPT patients with silent renal stones.Methods: We reviewed clinical data of 141 patients with PHPT, without symptoms or history of nephrolithiasis, in whom renal ultrasonography was performed at ...
Uesato Masaya M Masaya Uesato, Takashi Akai, Daisuke Horibe, Hisahiro Matsubara, Department of Frontier Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba 260-8670, - - 2014
To detect the criteria and cause of elevated salivary amylase activity (sAMY) in patients undergoing endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) under sedation. A total of 41 patients with early gastric cancer removed via ESD under deep sedation (DS) were enrolled. The perioperative sAMY, which was shown as sympathetic excitements (SE), was ...
Shoemaker Ritchie C RC Center for Research on Biotoxin Associated Illnesses, Pocomoke, Md. Electronic address: - - 2014
Executive cognitive and neurologic abnormalities are commonly seen in patients with a chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) acquired following exposure to the interior environment of water-damaged buildings (WDB), but a clear delineation of the physiologic or structural basis for these abnormalities has not been defined. Symptoms of affected patients routinely ...
Stuart Bridget D BD University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, - - 2014
Short telomere lengths are found in a subset of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, but their clinical significance is unknown. Our aim was to investigate whether patients with various blood leucocyte telomere lengths had different overall survival. In this observational cohort study, we enrolled patients with interstitial lung disease from ...
Mancuso R R Don C Gnocchi Foundation ONLUS, Piazza Morandi 3, 20100, Milano, Italy - - 2014
Retrospective studies show that natalizumab modifies oligoclonal immunoglobulin (IgG) bands (OCBs) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. In this study, we prospectively analyzed both serum and CSF samples from 24 MS patients, before and after 2 years of natalizumab-based therapy. Our results showed complete (55%) or ...
Lerín M M Unidad de Fibrosis quística, Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, - - 2014
To know the prevalence of the patients diagnosed of cystic fibrosis (CF) older than 18 years old of five specific Spanish Units and to analyze their clinical, genetic and microbiological characteristics. Observational, cross-sectional, descriptive study of patients diagnosed with CF at age or older than 18 years. The variables analyzed ...
Sharifi Asadi P P Department of Infectious Disease, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
In the present study, we reviewed 44 cases of disseminated BCG infection during a 10-year period in an Iranian referral children medical centre hospital. In this study, all of the patients with clinical and laboratory findings that were compatible with a diagnosis of disseminated BCG were included. Through 10 years ...
Vasuri F F Pathology Unit, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, Italy; Vascular Surgery Unit, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, - - 2014
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), the c-Met receptor, and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) are crucial for regenerative processes including ischemic wound healing. The aims of the present study are (a) to analyze the tissue c-Met and HIF-1α expression in skin from patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI); (b) to compare the serum ...
Salem M K MK Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
In patients with carotid stenosis the risk of stroke is highest in the first few days after onset of symptoms and it is low in asymptomatic patients. The ability to identify patients with a high (or low) probability of having a histologically unstable plaque might become a complimentary method that ...
Thorlund Jonas B JB Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
Passive mechanical behavior of the knee in the frontal plane, measured as angular laxity and mechanical stiffness, may play an important role in the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Little is known about knee laxity and stiffness prior to knee OA onset. We investigated knee joint angular laxity and passive ...
Davis Kyle A KA Kyle A. Davis, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Clinical Hospital Pharmacist-Internal Medicine; and Marta A. Miyares, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-Cardiology), CACP, is Clinical Hospital Pharmacist-Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL. - - 2014
The pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and clinical efficacy and safety of lomitapide in the management of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) are reviewed. Lomitapide (Juxtapid, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals) is an oral microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with HoFH, a rare form of hypercholesterolemia that can lead to ...
Vassilopoulos Dimitrios D 2nd Department of Medicine and Laboratory, Hippokration General Hospital, National University of Athens Medical School, 114 Vass. Sophias Ave., 115 27, Athens, Greece, - - 2014
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality attributed to traditional cardiovascular risk factors and/or the chronic systemic inflammation. We investigated the effect of a TNF antagonist (adalimumab-ADA) on aortic stiffness in RA patients. We studied 18 RA patients with active disease despite therapy with disease modifying ...
Syngle Ashit A Cardio Rheuma and Healing Touch City Clinic, #547, Sector 16-D, Chandigarh, 160015, India, - - 2014
Autonomic neuropathy (AN) is a risk predictor for sudden cardiac death in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, the impact of most commonly employed disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy on autonomic neuropathy in rheumatic diseases is not known. Hence, we investigated the efficacy of DMARDs on autonomic neuropathy ...
Sahin Murat M Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, - - 2014
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common inherited autoinflammatory disease in the world. The long-term effects of subclinical inflammation in FMF are not well recognized. Some studies have suggested that FMF is associated with cardiac autonomic dysfunction in adult FMF patients. The objective of this study was to investigate ...
Ben-Zvi Ilan I Department of Medicine F and the Rheumatology Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, - - 2014
Patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) have a high burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), leading to increased mortality and morbidity. However, it is not clear whether increased CVD mortality in IRD is due to a higher incidence or worse outcome of cardiovascular events (higher case fatality). In this observational case-control ...
Calandra Serena S From the Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa; Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia; Università degli Studi di Genova, Genoa, Italy. S. Calandra, MD, research fellow; M.C. Gallo, MD, resident in pediatrics; A. Consolaro, MD, PhD, research fellow; A. Pistorio, MD, PhD, medical director; B. Lattanzi, MD, PhD, research fellow; F. Bovis, BSA, research fellow, Istituto Giannina Gaslini; V. Muratore, MD, resident in pediatrics, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Policlinico San Matteo; R. De Marco, MD, Dirigente Medico, Istituto Giannina Gaslini; A. Martini, MD, professor of pediatrics; A. Ravelli, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Istituto Giannina Gaslini and Università degli Studi di Genova. Drs. Calandra and Gallo contributed equally to this work. Address correspondence to Dr. A. Ravelli, Pediatria II, Istituto G. Gaslini, Largo G. Gaslini 5, 16147 Genoa, Italy. E-mail: angeloravelli@ospedale-gaslini.ge.it. Accepted for publication March 4, - - 2014
To investigate the risk factors for chronic anterior uveitis in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The clinical charts of patients followed between January 1987 and December 2011 were reviewed to establish whether they had uveitis. Inclusion criteria were a diagnosis of JIA and a disease category of persistent oligoarthritis, ...
Haroon Muhammad M From the Department of Rheumatology and Department of Diagnostic Imaging, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. M. Haroon, MB, MMedSc, MRCPI; P. Gallagher, RGN, Department of Rheumatology; E. Heffernan, MB, BCh, MRCSI, FFRRCSI, Department of Diagnostic Imaging; O. FitzGerald, MD, FRCPI, FRCP (UK), professor, Department of Rheumatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital. Address correspondence to Prof. O. FitzGerald, Department of Rheumatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland. E-mail: oliver.fitzgerald@ucd.ie. Accepted for publication March 5, - - 2014
To investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and of insulin resistance (IR) in an ethnically homogeneous cohort of established psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and to identify clinical associations of MetS and IR in patients with PsA. A cohort of 283 patients with PsA all meeting ClASsification for Psoriatic ARthritis (CASPAR) ...
Aguilar Claire C Laboratory of Lymphocyte Activation and EBV Susceptibility, INSERM UMR 1163, Paris, France; University Paris Descartes Sorbonne Paris Cité, Institut Imagine, Paris, - - 2014
Crohn disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with a complex mode of inheritance. Although nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain containing 2 (NOD2) is the strongest risk factor, the cause of Crohn disease remains unknown in the majority of the cases. X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) deficiency causes X-linked lymphoproliferative ...
Spreafico Carlo C Department of Radiology, Fondazione Istituto Tumori, via Venezian 1, 20133, Milan, Italy, - - 2014
In planning Yttrium-90 ((90)Y)-radioembolizations, strategy problems arise in tumours with multiple arterial supplies. We aim to demonstrate that tumours can be treated via one main feeding artery achieving flow redistribution by embolizing accessory vessels. One hundred (90)Y-radioembolizations were performed on 90 patients using glass microspheres. In 19 lesions/17 patients, accessory ...
Shin Seung Hwan SH Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Liver stiffness (LS) value using transient elastography is a reliable, noninvasive tool for assessing liver fibrosis. LS-based prediction model, LSPS (= LS value x spleen diameter/platelet count) is well correlated with the risk of developing portal hypertension-related cirrhotic complications. Here, we assessed the prognostic performance of LSPS in predicting the ...
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