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Chiu Terry Ting-Yu TT Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang-Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
Protein-energy wasting (PEW) contributes to mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Adipokines regulate energy homeostasis and body weight. Circulating gelsolin can modulate inflammation and is correlated with HD mortality. Whether adipokines and gelsolin play important roles in PEW remains unclear. Based on the criteria proposed by the International Society of Renal ...
Sato Ryuta R Department of Hematology, Nephrology, and Rheumatology, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, Akita, Japan, - - 2014
A new Japanese histologic classification (JHC) of immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) for prediction of long-term prognosis was proposed in 2013. The goal of this study was to validate the JHC system in a Japanese single-center cohort. A retrospective study was conducted in 198 Japanese adult patients with IgAN. Clinical findings ...
Macaigne Gilles G Service de Gastro-Entérologie, Centre Hospitalier de Marne la Vallée, Jossigny, - - 2014
OBJECTIVES:To describe the characteristics of a cohort of patients with microscopic colitis (MC; lymphocytic (LC) or collagenous (CC) colitis) and to compare them with patients with functional bowel disorder with diarrhea (FBD-D).METHODS:Between September 2010 and June 2012, patients fulfilling the following inclusion criteria were prospectively included in 26 centers in ...
Kessing Boudewijn F BF Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Excessive belching is a commonly observed complaint in clinical practice that can occur not only as an isolated symptom but also as a concomitant symptom in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or functional dyspepsia. Impedance monitoring has revealed that there are two mechanisms through which belching can occur: the ...
Koseoglu Handan Inonu HI Gaziosmanpasa University Faculty of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey, - - 2014
There is a strong relationship between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Chronic intermittent hypoxia, inflammation, oxidative stress, and endothelial dysfunction may constitute etiologic mechanisms, linking OSAS to CVD. Inflammation play an important role in the development of CVD. Platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is a new biomarker showing ...
Wakao Norimitsu N Department of Spine Center, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute 21, Aichi, 480-1195, Japan, - - 2014
The craniovertebral junction is anatomically complicated. Representative vertebral artery (VA) variations include the persistent first intersegmental artery (FIA), fenestration of the VA above and below C1 (FEN), posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) from C1/2, and high-riding VA (HRVA). The ponticulus posticus (PP) is a well-known osseous anomaly at C1. Although ...
Tomanovic Tatjana T Department of Hearing and Balance Disorders, Karolinska Hospital , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusions: Persistent geotropic nystagmus indicates a condition of a light cupula, which is accompanied by vestibular disability and a high incidence of pathological findings in the vestibular tests. The prevalence of migraine is high. Objectives: To examine subjective symptoms and characteristics of nystagmus in patients with persistent geotropic nystagmus ...
Banga Amit A Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States , 44195 ; - - 2014
Introduction: Lung transplantation (LT) is an established treatment for end-stage lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). We sought to compare the post-transplantation course of patients with AATD and AAT-replete COPD. Methods: Between June 1991 and January 2008, 231 patients with AAT-replete COPD ...
De Backer Jan J 1 FluidDA NV , 2550 Kontich, Belgium - - 2014
Abstract Background: The efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in moderately severe COPD patients remains unclear. At the same time, the use of extrafine particles in COPD patients is a topic of ongoing research. Objectives: This study assessed the effect of ICS in steroid-naïve mild COPD patients and the effect of ...
Vale Thiago Cardoso TC Department of Neurology Service and Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, - - 2014
To compare the clinical and radiological features of vascular parkinsonism (VP) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Cross-sectional study where 15 patients with VP (8 (53.3%) men; aged 75.7±10.4 years) and 30 patients with PD (17 (56.7%) men; aged 67.3±7.5 years) underwent motor and cognitive evaluation and brain MRI. Patients with VP were, on ...
Cakar Nilgun N Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Rheumatology, Ankara Child Health, Hematology, Oncology Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2014
To investigate the demographic and neurological features and treatment modalities of neuro-Behçet's disease (NBD) in children, to share our experiences and to summarise the literature. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of Behçet's disease (BD) patients who attended our paediatric rheumatology department between December 2005 and October 2013. Five patients ...
Song Gwan Gyu GG Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of sialography and salivary ultrasonography (US) for Sjögren's syndrome (SS) patients. We searched Medline, Embase, and the Cochran library, and performed two meta-analyses on the diagnostic accuracy of sialography and salivary US in SS patients. A total of six ...
Fraticelli Paolo - - 2014
Pulmonary involvement represents a major cause of death of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. Recent data suggest that tyrosine kinase inhibitors, such as imatinib, may be a therapeutic option for SSc patients. However, preliminary published clinical trials were inconclusive about imatinib efficacy and showed side effects. The purpose of this study ...
Sugimoto Keisuke - - 2014
Patients with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) develop immune-complex induced diseases such as nephropathy only rarely, presumably because their immunoglobulin (Ig) G concentration is low. We encountered a patient with XLA who developed tubulointerstitial nephritis during treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). A 20-year-old man was diagnosed with XLA 3 months after birth ...
Kupczyk M M Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, - - 2014
Although asthma is characterized by variable airways obstruction, most studies of asthma phenotypes are cross-sectional. The stability of phenotypes defined either by biomarkers or by physiological variables was assessed by repeated measures over 1 year in the Pan-European BIOAIR cohort of adult asthmatics. A total of 169 patients, 93 with severe ...
Tigen Kursat K Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to explore the relation between regional myocardial dysfunction and fragmented QRS (fQRS) complexes in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Fifty-three SSc patients and 26 controls were included. All subjects underwent speckle tracking echocardiography for evaluation of left ventricular (LV) function and ECG to check for fQRS ...
Zhang Yueping Y Shanghai Ji Ai Genetics and IVF Institute, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200011, - - 2014
The effect of quadrivalent geometry on meiotic behaviour was evaluated. Segregation patterns of 404 cleavage stage embryos from 40 reciprocal translocation carriers undergoing 75 PGD cycles were analysed according to the asymmetric degree of quadrivalent. The percentage of alternate products with severe asymmetric quadrivalents was significantly lower than patients with ...
Banerjee Srinita S Division of Immunopathology, Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2014
House dust mites belong to the most potent indoor allergen sources worldwide and are associated with allergic manifestations in the respiratory tract and the skin. Here we studied the importance of the high molecular weight allergen, Der p 11, in HDM allergy. Sequence analysis showed that Der p 11 has ...
Leerhøy Bonna B From the *Digestive Disease Center, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; †Department of Gastroenterology and Surgical Gastroenterology, Hvidovre Hospital, University Hospital Hvidovre, Hvidovre, Denmark; and ‡AstraZeneca Research and Development, Mölndal, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the clinical effect of diclofenac administered as a single dose for the prevention of postprocedure pancreatitis in a consecutive series of patients who had undergone endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Patients with a native papilla Vateri subjected to ERCP during 2010 (control group, ...
Naderi Majid - - 2014
Background Factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency is an extremely rare bleeding disorder, which has the highest incidence in Sistan and Baluchistan Province in Iran, compared to its overall incidence around the world. This disorder has different clinical manifestations ranging from mild bleeding tendency to lethal bleeding episodes including central nervous system ...
Farah Breno Q BQ 1Graduate Program in Physical Education, Pernambuco University, Pernambuco, Brazil 2Albert Einstein Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil 3General Clinical Research Center, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, - - 2014
Ventilatory threshold (VT) is considered a clinically important marker of cardiovascular function in several populations, including patients with claudication, as it is related to walking capacity and hemodynamics. The purpose of this study was to identify clinical predictors for the VT achievement in intermittent claudication patients. One hundred seventy-seven (n=177) ...
Ang Marcus M Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore, Singapore Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore, Singapore Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, - - 2014
To describe interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) and IGRA/tuberculin skin test (TST) discordance and their associated factors in patients with uveitis. Prospective study of 102 consecutive new patients presenting with uveitis to a tertiary referral centre. All patients underwent a complete ocular and systemic examination at presentation, with QuantiFERON-Gold in-tube (QFT), ...
Galli Melissa M MM Coordinated Health, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA (MMG, NMP, EMM, AM, ES, - - 2014
With the increased prevalence of obesity, there has been a parallel rise in musculoskeletal disorders. However, the effect of body mass index (BMI) on pathology of the hindfoot and ankle is scarcely understood. The purpose of the present report was to compare the number of tendinous and ligamentous pathologies within ...
Chen Gong-Ying GY Gong-Ying Chen, Meng-Fei Zhu, Jie Wang, Guo-Qiang Lou, Hospital Affiliated to Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310015, Zhejiang Province, - - 2014
To evaluate the predictive effect of baseline hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) on response to pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN)-α2b in hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. This retrospective analysis compared the treatment efficacy of PEG-IFN-α2b alone in 55 HBeAg-positive CHB patients with different baseline HBsAg levels. Serum ...
Choi Jong Hwan JH Jong Hwan Choi, Jae Hyuk Choi, Yoo Jin Lee, Hyung Ki Lee, Wang Yong Choi, Eun Soo Kim, Kyung Sik Park, Kwang Bum Cho, Byoung Kuk Jang, Woo Jin Chung, Jae Seok Hwang, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu 700-712, South - - 2014
To compare outcomes using the novel portable endoscopy with that of nasogastric (NG) aspiration in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding. Patients who underwent NG aspiration for the evaluation of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding were eligible for the study. After NG aspiration, we performed the portable endoscopy to identify bleeding evidence in ...
Davies Mark G MG Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. Electronic address: - - 2014
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) for high-risk individuals is accepted practice. An Impaired Fasting Hyperglycemia (IFG) is often associated with poor procedural outcomes after other percutaneous procedures. The clinical outcomes of CAS for patients with elevated fasting blood sugar (FBS) are not well defined. A database of patients undergoing CAS was ...
Xu Peng-Cheng - - 2014
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) may progress to renal failure for some patients without any clinical risk factors and it is not unusual to find severe pathologic damage in clinically mild IgAN. We therefore investigated whether urinary kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) was related to pathologic involvement in clinically mild IgAN. Urinary KIM-1/creatinine ...
Nägga Katarina K Clinical Memory Research Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Lund University, Malmö, - - 2014
Hyaluronic acid (HA) has been shown to affect angiogenesis and the function of the blood-brain barrier, and a crucial role for HA in atherosclerosis has been described. We have recently demonstrated changes in the levels of HA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) with documented vascular ...
Kendall Katherine A KA Division of Otolaryngology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine if persistent changes in the duration of bolus movement through the pharynx and bolus movement coordination with pharyngeal swallowing gestures occur after treatment of oropharyngeal carcinoma with chemoradiation therapy. The timing of bolus movement and coordination with swallowing gestures was evaluated in ...
Yang Tianhua T Department of Neurology, West China Hospital, Si Chuan University, Cheng du, Sichuan, PR - - 2014
The aim is to examine the resting state functional connectivity (RSFC) between the two hemispheres and its relationships with clinical characteristic in idiopathic generalized epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures only (IGE-GTCS) patients using a technique called "voxel-mirrored homotopic connectivity (VMHC)". The resting-state functional MRI (Rs-fMRI) was used to measure the ...
Kwon Ji Eun JE Ji Eun Kwon, Jaeyoung Chun, Jong Pil Im, Joo Sung Kim, Hyun Chae Jung, Department of Internal Medicine and Liver Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-799, South - - 2014
To investigate the effect of gastric acid suppressants and prokinetics on peritonitis development in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. This was a single-center, retrospective study. The medical records of 398 PD patients were collected from January 2000 to September 2012 and analyzed to compare patients with at least one episode of ...
Davidsson Anette A Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Clinical Physiology, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, 58185, Linköping, Sweden, - - 2014
To verify if (123)I-FP-CIT, DaTSCAN(®) can differentiate early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD) as well as patients with Atypical Parkinsonian syndromes (APS) from manifest Parkinson's disease. 128 consecutive patients were investigated with (123)I-FP-CIT SPECT during a 4-year period. All patients were diagnosed according to the established consensus criteria for diagnosis ...
Nanri Kazunori K Department of Neurology, Hachioji Medical Center, Tokyo Medical University, 1163 Tatemachi, Hachioji, Tokyo, 193-0998, Japan, - - 2014
Gluten ataxia, a type of cerebellar ataxia caused by exposure to gluten in sensitive patients, has been considered common in the USA and Europe, and rare in Asia. We measured anti-deamidated gliadin peptide (DGP) antibody levels in 49 patients with cerebellar ataxia, excluding those with multiple system atrophy, hereditary spinocerebellar ...
Garcia-Martinez Irma I CIBERehd Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, - - 2014
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly used antisecretory drugs and have been linked to an increased risk of bacterial infections in cirrhosis. We investigated whether the treatment with PPIs in cirrhosis affects the oxidative burst activity of granulocytes and monocytes and its possible interference with serum norfloxacin levels in these ...
Brickshawana Adipong A Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Antibodies have been implicated in the pathogenicity of multiple sclerosis by findings of immunoglobulins in patients' CSF and often IgG and complement in lesions, and by a 2012 report that nearly half of patients' serum samples contain IgG specific for a glial potassium-channel, KIR4.1. We aimed to establish the frequency ...
Lasson Anders A Department of Internal Medicine, Södra Älvsborgs Hospital, Borås, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
Leukocyte-derived proteins in faeces, especially calprotectin, are increasingly used to assess disease activity in ulcerative colitis. The objectives of the present study were to assess the importance of factors related to the stool sampling procedure. For 2days, patients with active ulcerative colitis collected two stool samples at each bowel movement. ...
Belaj Klara K Division of Angiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, - - 2014
Background/Aims: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are common diseases with a vast number of acquired and congenital risk factors. Disorders of the lipid metabolism are not established risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) so far. However, in recent literature, associations between VTE and the metabolic syndrome, especially ...
Zurbuchen Urte U Department of General, Visceral, and Vascular Surgery, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200, Berlin, Germany, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate both the feasibility and effectiveness of sacral neuromodulation for fecal incontinence and constipation in adult patients who had undergone surgical repair of anorectal malformations (ARM). Patients with ARM with or without sacral dysgenesis who presented with fecal incontinence, constipation, or combined symptoms ...
Erhamamci Seval S Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Saray Street No. 1, 42080, Selcuklu, Konya, - - 2014
Simultaneous occurence of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in a single patient is an unusual event. The incidence, cell origin, histopathology features and prognosis of these two carcinomas are considered completely different. The aim of this retrospective study was to describe clinical, pathologic characteristics and the ...
Carlson Alyse M AM Pediatric Cardiology, The University of Iowa Children's Hospital, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA, 52245, - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of preexcitation and possible pseudo-preexcitation among patients undergoing complex congenital heart surgery at a single center. During a 6-year period (2007-2013), the study retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records and electrocardiograms (ECGs) of 98 patients who had undergone complex cardiac surgery at the ...
Nouri Kazem - - 2014
To evaluate predictive factors for recovery time from severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). In a retrospective cohort study, 201 women who were hospitalized for severe OHSS were included. Patients with recurrent OHSS were excluded. All the patients received standardized treatment including intravenous hydration, plasma volume expansion, human albumin, furosemid, subcutaneous ...
Kotulska Katarzyna K Department of Neurology and Epileptology, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland; Department of Science, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Epilepsy affects up to 90% of TSC patients and majority of them have seizure at the age of 3-5 months, after a period of latent epileptogenesis, but some develop epilepsy earlier. The aim of this work was to identify incidence, clinical characteristics, and risk factors for neonatal onset of epilepsy ...
Martin-Loeches Ignacio - - 2014
Treatment failure in community-acquired-pneumonia (CAP) patients is associated with a high mortality rate, and therefore are a matter of great concern in clinical management. Those patients have increased mortality and are a target population for randomized clinical trials. A case-control study was performed in patients with CAP (non-failure cases vs. ...
Weismann Dirk D Department of Internal Medicine I, Endocrine Unit, University Hospital, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, - - 2014
In patients with a relapse-free history of phaeochromcytoma/paraganglioma (PCC/PGL), persistent hypertension has been reported, but has not been well characterized. In 28 patients (mean age 54.5 [26-81] years) with a relapse-free history of PCC/PGLs, we prospectively analysed resting, supine blood pressure (BP), ambulatory BP, echocardiography, exercise testing, metabolic parameters and ...
Perry Marielle M Service d'Hématologie, CHU Lyon Sud, Pierre-Bénite, Lyon, - - 2014
Indolent non-hodgkin lymphomas (iNHL) are a rare cause of monoclonal immunoglobulin deposits-related glomerulopathy (mIgGN). In patients with iNHL-related mIgGN, whether treatment should include either single or a combination of drug(s) to target the malignant clone and renal inflammation remains elusive. In this retrospective study, we report a cohort of 14 ...
Supariwala Azhar A AA Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Roosevelt, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New - - 2014
The prognostic value of stress echocardiography (SE) in patients with complete bundle branch blocks (BBB) with normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has not been well described. We sought to determine the prognostic value of SE in patients with BBB and normal LVEF. We analyzed 7214 patients (58 ± 14 years; 57% female) ...
Gülen T T Department of Medicine Solna, Clinical Immunology and Allergy Research Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden; Mastocytosis Centre Karolinska, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Centre for Allergy Research (CfA), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, - - 2014
The mechanisms by which mast cells in patients with unexplained anaphylaxis (UEA) are triggered remain elusive. Onset of episodes is unpredictable and often recurrent. The substantial overlap between the clinical manifestations of UEA and clonal mast cell disorders (CMD) suggests an association between these rare disorders. The two forms of ...
Lin Lung-Chang LC Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan; Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, - - 2014
There are many treatments being developed for patients with epilepsy, including anti-epileptic drugs, ketogenic diet and vagus nerve stimulation. To date, there is a lack of valid methods to predict at an early stage the therapeutic effects on patients with epilepsy who receive one of these treatments. Our previous studies ...
Frechette E S ES Fortanasce-Frechette Neurology Center, Arcadia, CA, United States. Electronic address: - - 2014
Electroencephalography is useful for evaluating transient neurological events in the setting of moyamoya disease. EEG findings of adults with moyamoya seen at a large moyamoya referral center are summarized. Patients were identified by retrospective chart review. EEGs were ordered after cerebral revascularization for altered mental status, aphasia, limb shaking, or ...
Gondim Francisco de Assis A FD Departamento de Medicina Clínica, Serviço de Neurologia, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, - - 2014
Objective: Patients with Wilson's disease (WD) may develop a wide variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms, but there are few reports of autonomic dysfunction. Here, we described evidence of small fiber and/or autonomic dysfunction in 4 patients with WD and levodopa-responsive parkinsonism. Method: We reviewed the charts of 4 patients with WD ...
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