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Howe Aaron S AS PharmacoEEG and Genetics Group, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, M5T 1R8, - - 2014
The P300 waveform has been inconsistently linked to the maladaptive information-processing characterized in panic disorder (PD). The purpose of this study was to synthesize previous event-related potential (ERP) findings and determine whether patients with PD have significant abnormalities in the P300 wave compared to controls. We performed a systematic literature ...
Dürr Selina S 1Medical University Clinic, Cantonal Hospital Baselland, Liestal, Switzerland and Medical Faculty, University of Basel, Basel, - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: In the therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it is a major goal to improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Patients with COPD often suffer from exertional dyspnea and adopt a sedentary lifestyle, which could be associated with poorer HRQOL. The aim of this study was to ...
Cornish Kurt Spiteri KS Eye Outpatient Department, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, - - 2014
We describe a sign that can be used as a rapid and noninvasive adjunct to aid in the diagnosis of foveal hypoplasia. To describe a concentric macular rings sign found on infrared reflectance (IRR) images in patients with foveal hypoplasia. We studied 13 patients with foveal hypoplasia (7 with ocular ...
Cremer Paul C PC Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue: Desk J1, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA, - - 2014
The safety and accuracy of regadenoson stress positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with significant aortic stenosis (AS) is unknown. In patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting for coronary artery disease is standard, but the appropriate revascularization strategy in patients undergoing TAVR is uncertain. Stress PET ...
Steinberg Daniel H DH Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, - - 2014
Background: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) are associated with cryptogenic strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). This study examined the initial experience with a new PFO occluder, the Nit-Occlud® PFO Occlusion Device (pfm medical ag, Germany). Methods: 63 patients with history of cryptogenic stroke or transient ischemic attack and PFO underwent ...
Cronin Oliver O Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease, School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, - - 2014
Previous studies in rodent models and patients suggest that visceral adipose could play a direct role in the development and progression of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). This study aimed to assess the association of visceral adiposity with AAA presence and growth. This study was a case-control investigation of patients that ...
Charpentier Charlotte C IAME, UMR 1137, Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, F-75018 Paris, France IAME, UMR 1137, INSERM, F-75018 Paris, France AP-HP, Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, Laboratoire de Virologie, F-75018 Paris, France - - 2014
To describe the virological and pharmacological outcomes of three different recommended once-daily first-line regimens in a cross-sectional analysis within an observational cohort using ultra-sensitive HIV quantification. We enrolled all HIV-1-infected patients who initiated tenofovir/emtricitabine with efavirenz, darunavir/ritonavir or atazanavir/ritonavir as a first-line regimen between 1 November 2010 and 30 June ...
Soler García A A Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, - - 2014
To assess the importance of the Pelli-Robson contrast sensitivity test in multiple sclerosis patients according to the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS). A total of 62 patients with multiple sclerosis were included in a retrospective study. Patients were enrolled from the Neurology Department to Neuroophthalmology at Virgen de la Victoria ...
Blaise S S Vascular Medicine Department, Grenoble University Hospital, F-38000 Grenoble, France; Inserm ERI17, Grenoble Medical School, F-38000 Grenoble, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
One of the most important skin complications in systemic sclerosis (SSc) is digital ulceration. Local thermal hyperemia (LTH) in the skin is a biphasic response to local heating involving both neurovascular and endothelial responses. Since LTH is abnormal in SSc patients, we aimed at testing whether LTH could be a ...
Spangler Emily L EL Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Electronic address: - - 2014
In medically high-risk patients the choice between carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) can be difficult. The purpose of this study was to compare risk-stratified outcomes of CAS and CEA. Patients who underwent isolated primary CEA (n = 11,336) or primary CAS (n = 544) at 29 centers in the ...
Shi Jiazhen J Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lianyungang Hospital Affiliated to Bengbu Medical College, Lianyungang, Jiangsu 222006, P.R. - - 2014
Current treatments for esophageal cancer (EC) rely on tumor eradication by surgery or chemoradiotherapy. However, such treatments do not account for the assessment and adjustment of the immune status of the patients. Regulatory B cells (Bregs) have been confirmed as a negative regulatory subtype in B‑cell populations. However, to the best ...
Lee Hajeong - - 2014
The long-term prognosis of clinically early IgA nephropathy (IgAN) patients remains to be clarified. We investigated the long-term outcomes of IgAN patients with an apparently benign presentation and evaluated prognostic factors for renal survival. We included patients with biopsy-proven IgAN who had estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) >=60 mL/min/1.73 m2, ...
Sung Jia-Ying JY 1 Department of Neurology, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan2 Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, - - 2014
Distinguishing patients with acute-onset chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy from acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy prior to relapse is often challenging at the onset of their clinical presentation. In the present study, nerve excitability tests were used in conjunction with the clinical phenotype and disease staging, to differentiate between patients with acute-onset ...
Kanazawa Kyoko K Department of Neurology, Kyoto University, - - 2014
We assessed the temporal-spatial characteristics of ictal direct current (DC) shifts (or infraslow activity) and high frequency oscillations (HFOs) in 16 patients with intractable focal epilepsy. The underlying etiology consisted of cortical dysplasia, glioma, hippocampal sclerosis and low-grade neuroepithelial tumor in nine, four, two and one patients, respectively. The median ...
Koos B B Department of Orthodontics, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Arnold-Heller-Strasse 3, Haus 26, 24105 Kiel, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is characterized by a progressive destruction of the joints. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are especially likely to be affected. The often undetected arthritis in the TMJ in particular can cause significant destruction and craniofacial developmental abnormalities. The aim of this study was to analyze the destructive ...
Akingbola Titilola S TS Department of Haematology, University of Ibadan , Ibadan, Oyo , Nigeria - - 2014
Abstract To identify factors that affect manifestations of sickle cell anemia we compared patients 11-30 years of age from University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria (n = 214) and University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (n = 209). Paralleling findings in the general populations of the two countries, the Chicago patients were ...
Katsinelos Panagiotis P Department of Endoscopy and Motility Unit, G.Gennimatas General Hospital, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Thessaloniki , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Capsule endoscopy (CE) is most commonly performed to evaluate obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). However, at present the role of CE in patients with obscure-overt GIB especially during daily clinical practice is unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate the diagnostic yield and the impact of ...
Perju-Dumbrava L - - 2014
Introduction: Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases, and PD patients can present a variety of comorbidities that increase with age. Among them, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases are the most prominent. Aim: To assess the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular profiles of PD patients. Patients and Methods: The ...
Mardini Joëlle J Nephrology Department, Verdun Hospital, University of Montreal, 4000 Lasalle Blvd, Montreal, QC, - - 2014
Dialysis-dependent patients are particularly susceptible to the toxic effects of aluminum (Al) because of their impaired ability to eliminate it. Al contamination of dialysis fluid remains a threat in this population. The mechanism for Al diffusion across dialysis membranes is not well established. Our objective is to verify, in AL-exposed ...
Li Rong - - 2014
Background: Several studies have emphasized that transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients suffered functional impairments, but whether underlying morphological alterations exist remains unclear. This study aims to detect possible gray matter volume (GMV) alterations in patients with TIA using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) method. Methods: High-resolution T1-weighted anatomical images of 21 patients ...
Atta Ajax Mercês AM Departamento de Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, - - 2014
Jaccoud's arthropathy (JA) is a condition characterized clinically by 'reversible' joint deformities along with an absence of articular erosions on a plain radiograph. The main clinical entity associated with JA is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with a prevalence of around 5 %. The aim of the present study was to compare ...
Conte Giulio G Heart Rhythm Management Center, UZ Brussel-VUB, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090, Brussels, Belgium, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and the safety of prophylactic use of protamine in a series of heparinized patients having undergone cryoballoon (CB) ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). From October 2013 to January 2014, 54 consecutive patients received protamine after CB ablation to neutralize unfractionated ...
Zhang Bin B Department of Neurology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, 250# Changgang East Road, Guangzhou, 510260, Guangdong, - - 2014
Plasma complement C3 and C4 act as risk factor for vascular diseases related to atherosclerosis. The association C3 and C4 levels in young ischemic stroke patients with the prognosis were still not unknown. We conducted this study to establish the significance of admission C3 and C4 levels as a possible ...
Reuter Simon Bertram - - 2014
Abstract Aims. To investigate the incidence of contrast media induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) referred for elective coronary intervention following hydration routines. The reversibility of CIN was followed in a 6 months period. Methods and results: 447 patients referred for elective coronary intervention due ...
Motegi Sei-Ichiro SI Department of Dermatology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, - - 2014
Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) usually develop Raynaud's phenomenon, persistent digital ischemia and sometimes develop digital ulcers (DU). Several studies have reported an association of carotid artery atherosclerosis with SSc by evaluating carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in SSc patients. However, none of those studies analyzed the association between DU and ...
Melson J J Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, - - 2014
Surveillance endoscopy of non-dysplastic Barrett's esophagus (NDBE) that fails to detect intestinal metaplasia (IM), or negative surveillance, is known to occur in clinical practice, although the frequency and possible outcomes in a large cohort in clinical practice is not well described. The goals of this study were to define frequency ...
Pambrun Thomas T Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Poitiers, Poitiers, France; Cardiology Department, Les Franciscaines Private Hospital, Nîmes, - - 2014
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) generates missplicing of the SCN5A gene, encoding the cardiac sodium channel (Nav 1.5). Brugada syndrome, which partly results from Nav 1.5 dysfunction and causes increased VF occurrence, can be unmasked by ajmaline. We aimed to investigate the response to ajmaline challenge in DM1 patients and ...
Muschart X - - 2014
Objective: Hyperkalaemia is a potentially lethal electrolyte disorder. The objective of this study was to determine if the causes of hyperkalaemia-related visits to the emergency department (ED) have changed since 25 years. Methods: All patients presenting to the ED with hyperkalaemia between January 2009 and August 2011 were included in ...
Mac-Way Fabrice F CHU de Québec Research Center, L'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec Hospital, Québec, QC, Canada Division of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Québec, QC, - - 2014
Accelerated progression of aortic stiffness in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease is not well explained by the traditional cardiovascular risk factors. We hypothesized that vitamin K deficiency may result in an accelerated progression of aortic stiffness in the pro-calcifying uremic milieu. Eighteen hemodialysis (HD) patients on warfarin were matched ...
Chen Henry H Department of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Surgery, Sports Medicine Center of Fudan University, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai, - - 2014
Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries. Since the structural and pathological differences in mechanical ankle instability (MAI) and functional ankle instability (FAI) may not be the same, it may be better to treat these as separate groups. The purpose of this study was to compare the ...
Chao Tze-Fan TF Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Institute of Clinical Medicine, and Cardiovascular Research Center, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, - - 2014
Renal dysfunction is a significant risk factor of ischemic stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the incidence of ischemic stroke and how to predict its occurrence amongst AF patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are unclear. The goal of the present study was to compare the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores ...
Bret-Zurita Montserrat M Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although congenital heart defects are the most common major congenital abnormalities, the associated mortality has been decreasing due to improvements in their diagnosis and treatment. We assessed the usefulness of 64-multidetector computed tomography in the diagnosis and management of these patients. This 5-year observational, analytical, retrospective, cohort study included a ...
Gallego A A Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aproximately 10% of patients with non-obstructive azoospermia and 5% with non-obstructive severe oligozoospermia carry AZF region microdeletions (AZoospermic Factor) in the Y chromosome. The aim of this study is to analize the clinical and pathological findings in this group of patients and compare them with the previous evidence. Retrospective study ...
Ljung Lotta - - 2014
The elevated risk of ischemic heart disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been linked to inflammation and disease severity. Treatment with tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) is often effective in reducing disease activity and could possibly modify cardiovascular risk. The objective of the study was to evaluate the ...
Carr Azadeh A AA Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, - - 2014
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels after total thyroidectomy have been shown to predict the development of symptomatic hypocalcemia and the need for calcium supplementation. This study aimed to determine whether a PTH level drawn 4 hours postoperatively is as effective as a level drawn on postoperative day 1 (POD1) in predicting ...
Otake Sayaka S Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of General Surgical Science, Gunma University Hospital, 3-39-15 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8511, Japan, - - 2014
To clarify the role of interval appendectomy (IA) in pediatric patients with acute appendicitis with an appendiceal inflammatory mass or abscess, we histologically analyzed the appendices removed during IA. We treated 355 consecutive pediatric patients with acute appendicitis and reviewed the admission charts of patients who started conservative management (CM). ...
Silva Junior Geraldo B GB Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Rua Vicente Linhares, 1198, Fortaleza, Ceará, CEP 60135-270, Brazil, - - 2014
Background Renal abnormalities are often seen in sickle cell disease (SCD). Objective To investigate the role of hydroxycarbamide as a protective agent in sickle cell nephropathy. Setting Patients with SCD followed at a Hematology outpatients clinic. Methods Prospective study with 26 SCD patients. Renal function evaluation was performed and a ...
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 ...
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