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Small Kirstin M KM Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, - - 2014
The lesser tuberosity osteotomy (LTO) has been gaining popularity as a method of exposing the glenohumeral joint during total shoulder replacement, whereby a small fragment of bone is removed from the lesser tuberosity, thus preserving the subscapularis tendon. To date, no large, randomized studies have reported evaluations of LTO healing ...
Avci Emre E Department of Biology/Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Arts, Hitit University , Corum , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: We aimed to evaluate oxidative stress [8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), malondialdehyde (MDA)] endothelial damage [asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA)] and markers of cellular inflammation [interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), neopterin (NP) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP)] in patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN) and non-diabetic nephropathy who were being administered hemodialysis ...
Werlauff Ulla U The Danish National Rehabilitation Center for Neuromuscular Diseases , Aarhus , - - 2014
Abstract Aim: To evaluate the ability of four clinical methods to reflect arm and hand function at impairment and activity level and to determine their ability to discriminate among SMA II patients of all ages and in all stages of the disease. Methods: Fifty-two patients with SMA II (age range: ...
Angelucci Emanuele E Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, Ospedale Oncologico di Riferimento Regionale "Armando Businco", Cagliari, - - 2014
In the absence of randomized, controlled trial data to support iron chelation therapy in transfusion-dependent patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), continued evidence from large prospective clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of iron chelation therapy in this patient population is warranted. The safety and efficacy of deferasirox was examined ...
Chowdhury Fahmida A FA Department of Clinical Neuroscience Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, - - 2014
Idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE) comprise a group of clinical syndromes associated with spike wave discharges, putatively linked to alterations in neurotransmission. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether patients with IGE have altered glutamine and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels indicative of altered excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission in frontal ...
Bavbek Nuket N Department of Nephrology, Turgut Ozal University Medical School , Ankara , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Background: Coagulation abnormalities have been reported in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients with amyloidosis and nephrotic syndrome; but there is not enough data about the continuity of the thrombogenic activity in FMF patients in clinical remission. The purpose of this study was to assess thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) ...
Zhu Alling - - 2014
Airway inflammation, especially neutrophilic airway inflammation, is a cardinal pathophysiologic feature in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The ideal biomarkers characterizing the inflammation might have important potential clinical applications in disease assessment and therapeutic intervention. Sputum myeloperoxidase (MPO) is recognized as a marker of neutrophil activity. The purpose of ...
Fleischman Gitanjali M GM Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514, - - 2014
To examine the relationship between Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Rhinorrhea and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Retrospective chart-review of patients who underwent surgical repair of encephaloceles and/or CSF rhinorrhea at a tertiary medical center over a 12 year period. Pertinent demographic, clinical and surgical data including age, sex, medical and surgical history ...
Pan Wei W aDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha bThe State Key Laboratory of Medical Genetics, Xiangya Medical School, Central South University cDepartment of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Central South University, Changsha, China dDepartment of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, - - 2014
Although there are several reported evidences for a pathogenic role of sphingolipid signaling in atherosclerosis, peripheral blood levels of ceramide and secretory acid sphingomyelinase (S-SMase) activity in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) have not been evaluated. A total of 304 CAD patients and 52 healthy individuals were divided into ...
Amraoui F F Dept. of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
The endothelial glycocalyx (EG) regulates vascular homeostasis and has anti-atherogenic properties. Sidestream darkfield (SDF) imaging allows for non-invasive visualization of microvessels and automated estimation of EG dimensions. We aimed to assess whether microcirculatory EG dimension is related to cardiovascular disease. Sublingual EG dimension was estimated by SDF imaging in healthy ...
Cho Yeoungjee Y Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry, Adelaide, - - 2014
There has not been a comprehensive examination to date of peritoneal dialysis (PD) outcomes after temporary haemodialysis (HD) transfer for peritonitis. The study included all incident Australian patients who experienced peritonitis between 1 October 2003, and 31 December 2011, using Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry data. Patients ...
Veenboer Paul W PW Department of Urology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although annual urodynamic study (UDS) is currently recommended for all adults with spinal dysraphism (SD), this might represent a too intensive follow-up. Therefore, this cross-sectional study examines which determinants of upper and lower urinary tract outcomes are associated with relevant urodynamic findings. All patients visiting our specialized outpatient clinic for ...
Béliard S S Department of Endocrinology and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Institut of CardioMetabolism And Nutrition (ICAN), La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, AP-HP, Paris 75013, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (heFH) is an autosomal disease that affects about 1/500 people. It is characterized by markedly elevated plasma LDL-cholesterol (C) levels and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to measure changes in LDL-C levels in heFH patients over two decades, and ...
Yoshida Naohisa N Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8566, Japan, - - 2014
The detailed efficacy of intraluminal L-menthol for preventing colonic spasm is not known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of L-menthol in preventing colonic spasm during colonoscopy. We analyzed 65 patients (mean age: 71.7 years; 49 men and 16 women) who were administered 0.8 % L-menthol (MINCLEA, Nihon ...
Eckersley Luke L Green Lane Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology Services, Starship Hospital, Victoria Street West, Private Bag 92024, Auckland, 1142, New - - 2014
This study identified tracheobronchial cartilage calcification in children with congenital heart disease. Calcification of the tracheobronchial airways has been found previously in adults receiving warfarin and in children receiving warfarin after mitral valve replacement. A 9-year-old girl who had received a Fontan repair 6 years previously underwent a cardiac computed tomography ...
Zhang Chao C Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Anshan Avenue 154, Heping District, Tianjin, 300052, - - 2014
Few objective methods have been utilized to identify the small myelinated fiber impairment causing neuropathic pain in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). In this study, contact heat-evoked potentials (CHEPs) were applied to study the nociceptive pathway in GBS. Sixty GBS patients and fifty healthy controls were enrolled. The 60 GBS patients were ...
Beneš Vladimír V 3rd Department of Neurosurgery, Regional Hospital Liberec, Husova 10, Liberec, 46001, Czech Republic, - - 2014
Acute symptomatic occlusion of extracranial internal carotid artery (eICA) can lead to a critical and potentially devastating stroke associated with high morbidity and mortality. Optimal treatment remains unclear. We analyzed our institutional experience with emergent surgical recanalization of acutely occluded eICA. Retrospective analysis of hospital records, surgical reports, imaging studies ...
Vastesaeger Nathan N Merck Sharp & Dohme, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate which of the 2 ankylosing spondylitis (AS) disease activity instruments identifies better those patients with characteristics that have been associated with positive response to anti-TNF therapy. Data from patients with AS in the REGISPONSER registry were analyzed. Patients were categorized by disease activity using 3 different selection criteria: ...
Ndrepepa Gjin G Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The comparative prognostic value of low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and statin therapy is poorly investigated. The study included 7595 patients with stable CAD treated with PCI. Based on a cut-off of 100mg/dl ...
Fine Nowell M NM Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Transthyretin (ATTR) cardiac amyloidosis may be because of mutant transthyretin causing familial amyloid cardiomyopathy (FAC) or wild-type transthyretin causing systemic senile amyloidosis (SSA). Histologic confirmation is often challenging and may require endomyocardial biopsy (EMB). The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of amyloid protein deposition in positive ...
Enriquez Andres A Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, - - 2014
Chagas cardiomyopathy is an endemic disease in Latin America. A significant proportion of patients develop atrial fibrillation (AF), which may result in stroke and increased morbidity or mortality. Interatrial block (IAB) has been associated with the development of AF in different clinical scenarios. The aim of our study was to ...
Rodrigues A M AM Rheumatology Research Unit, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Centro Académico de Medicina de Lisboa, - - 2014
Obesity is a traditional cardiovascular risk factor that affects one third of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Presently, the importance of obesity in RA activity remains unclear. This study aims to determine the influence of obesity on treatment response to biologic therapy evaluated by DAS28 at six months, in patients with ...
Baker Mark E ME Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA; Abdominal Imaging, Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA; Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA; Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The barium esophagram is an integral part of the assessment and management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) before, and especially after, antireflux procedures. While many of the findings on the examination can be identified with endosocopy, a gastric emptying study and an esophageal motility examination, the barium esophagram ...
Ridolfi Timothy J TJ Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Diseases Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, - - 2014
Patients with an incomplete colonoscopy are potentially at risk for missed lesions. The purpose of this work was to identify the percentage of patients completing colonic evaluation after incomplete colonoscopy, the manner in which the evaluation was completed, and the incidence of significant pathology. This was a retrospective analysis of ...
Lee Hyun Jin HJ *Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul; and †Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University, College of Medicine. Koyang-shi, Kyounggi-do, Republic of - - 2014
The prevalence and clinical significance of spontaneous low-frequency air-bone gaps (LFABGs) in Ménière's disease were investigated. A retrospective study. Tertiary referral center. Three hundred thirty-seven patients with definite Ménière's disease. The prevalence of LFABG in this population was calculated, and the following parameters were analyzed: 1) changes in hearing thresholds ...
Coutts Patricia M PM Patricia M. Coutts, RN, IIWCC (Toronto), is a Wound and Clinical Trials Coordinator, and Judy Ryan, RN, is a Nurse, both at Toronto Regional Wound Healing Clinic, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC(Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA, is Professor of Public Health and Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Director, International Interprofessional Wound Care Course & Masters of Science in Community Health (Prevention & Wound Care), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Past President, World Union of Wound Healing Societies; and Clinical Editor, Advances in Skin & Wound Care, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms Coutts has disclosed that she is a consultant to and member of the speakers' bureau for Hollister Limited. Ms Ryan has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article. Dr Sibbald has disclosed that his employer, the University of Toronto, is the recipient of an unconditional educational grant from Hollister Inc, research grants from Healthpoint Biotherapeutics, Systagenix, and Exiton, and was the recipient of research grants from the Government of Ontario, 3M, BSN, CIDA, Coloplast,Covidien, Gaymar, KCI, Johnson & Johnson, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Mölnlycke, Hollister Limited, Valeant, Shire, Galderma, Leo, Stiefel, Abbott, and Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Center; he is a board member of 3M, BSN, Coloplast, Covidien, Gaymar, KCI, Systagenix, Mölnlycke, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Hollister Limited, Healthpoint Biotherapeutics, Valeant, and Shire Regenerative Medicine; and he is a member of the speakers' bureau for 3M, BSN, Coloplast, Gaymar, KCI, Systagenix, Mölnlycke, Hollister, Valeant, Shire Regenerative Medicine, Galderma, Leo, and Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. This study was sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Hollister Limited, distributors of Hydrofera Blue. Submitted November 26, 2013; accepted in revised - - 2014
To evaluate an antibacterial dressing for the management of lower-extremity chronic wounds with critical colonization. A case series of n = 15 patients with lower-extremity chronic wounds were treated with an antibacterial foam dressing consisting of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) foam bound with gentian violet and methylene blue (Hydrofera Blue; Hydrofera, ...
Wood Laura D LD Departments of Pathology and Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2014
Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), an autosomal dominant cancer predisposition syndrome caused by mutations in the APC gene, develop neoplasms in both the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. To clarify the upper GI tract lesions in FAP patients in a tertiary care setting, we reviewed specimens from 321 ...
Ozenirler Seren S Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
To investigate the correlation between advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) levels and biochemical and histopathological findings in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Sixty biopsy-proven NASH patients and 60 individuals with ultrasonographically healthy liver (the control group) were included in the study. AOPP levels were determined in all the participants and ...
Meyer Anna Sina P AS From the Section for Transfusion Medicine (A.S.P.M., M.A.S.M., M.B.H., S.R.O., P.I.J.), Capital Region Blood Bank, The Trauma Centre (A.M.S.), Centre of Head and Orthopaedics, and Department of Anaesthesia (A.M.S., L.S.R.), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark; Department of Surgery (A.S.P.M., M.A.S.M., J.H.B., B.A.C., C.E.W., P.I.J.), Center for Translational Injury Research (CeTIR), University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, - - 2014
Viscoelastic hemostatic assays may provide means for earlier detection of trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC). This is a prospective observational study of 182 trauma patients admitted to a Level 1 trauma center. Clinical data, thrombelastography (TEG), and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) parameters were recorded upon arrival. Citrated kaolin (CK), rapid TEG (rTEG), and ...
Joseph Bellal B From the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, - - 2014
Patients receiving antiplatelet medications are considered to be at an increased risk for traumatic intracranial hemorrhage after blunt head trauma. However, most studies have categorized all antiplatelet drugs into one category. The aim of our study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and the requirement of a repeat head computed tomography ...
Akinbami A A AA Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Lagos State University, College of Medicine, Ikeja, - - 2014
Background: Patients with sickle cell disease have an amplified vulnerability to urinary tract infection, because of abnormally dilute and alkaline urine, which favors bacterial proliferation. This is due to altered blood flow in the renal vasculature, which causes papillary necrosis and loss of urinary concentrating and acidifying ability of the ...
Cisneros-Garza Laura Esthela LE Hospital San José Tec de Monterrey. Ciudad de México, - - 2014
Aim. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of the molecular absorbent recirculating system (MARS) on patients with acute liver failure (ALF) and liver failure with cirrhosis (AoCLF) as well as in cholestatic patients with intractable pruritus in a Mexican population. Material and methods. From August 2003 ...
Khilnani Neil M NM 1 Department of Radiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Weill Cornell Vascular, 2315 Broadway, 4th Fl, New York, NY - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. This article will describe the elements of performing a thorough venous ultrasound evaluation of the lower extremity in patients with manifestations of chronic venous disorder. The emphasis will be on the evaluation of superficial venous reflux. Only the specific aspects of the evaluation of the deep system pertaining to ...
Zeidan Ahed M AM From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Procare Riaya Hospital, Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; †Department of Anesthesiology, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon; ‡Department of Anesthesiology, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center; §Department of Anesthesiology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; ‖Laboratoire d'Anesthésie, INSERM UMR788, Université Paris-Sud; ¶Département d'Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud, AP-HP, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France; and #Department of Anesthesiology, Tanta University Hospital, - - 2014
In the last 2 decades, the effectiveness of cricoid pressure (CP) in occluding the esophageal entrance has been questioned. Recent magnetic resonance imaging studies yielded conflicting conclusions. We used real-time visual and mechanical means to assess the patency of the esophageal entrance with and without CP in anesthetized and paralyzed ...
Bulut Ipek Kaplan IK Department of Pediatric Nephrology, and Department of Pediatrics, Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, - - 2014
Background: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a risk factor for progressive kidney damage especially when it is accompanied by urinary tract infections (UTIs). Uroplakins (UPs) are integral proteins found in the structure of urothelium. In the present study, we evaluated the usefulness of urinary UPIb messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) levels as ...
Suneja Manish M From the Divisions of *Nephrology and †Allergy/Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, - - 2014
Hydralazine is a medication that has been used to manage hypertension and heart failure. In this case series, we report 4 patients who presented to a large, Midwestern academic medical center on chronic hydralazine therapy with acute kidney injury, nephritic urine sediment on urine microscopy, and the simultaneous presence of ...
Singman Eric E Wilmer Eye Institute , Balimore, Maryland , USA - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: The plusoptiX photoscreener provides a number of measurements, including an estimate of inter-pupillary distance. We compare the plusoptiX photoscreening measurements of pupillary distance to that of an experienced optician in order to measure the accuracy of this reading. Methods: A retrospective chart review was done on 731 patients ...
Rimar Doron D Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, - - 2014
Fibrosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Levels of lysyl oxidase (LOX), an extracellular enzyme that stabilizes collagen fibrils, have been found to be elevated in the skin of SSc patients, but have not been evaluated in the serum or correlated with the clinical ...
Xue Peng P Department of Urology, Beijing Tian-Tan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100054, - - 2014
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an extrapyramidal neurological disorder. Urinary symptoms are frequently present in patients affected by PD. Symptoms such as urgency, frequency, nocturia, and urge incontinence significantly impact the patient's quality of life. We attempted to investigate the urodynamic changes and treatment of male PD patients with voiding dysfunction ...
Katira Kristopher K Cleveland, Ohio From the Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical - - 2014
Failure to recognize asymmetrically positioned eyebrows, often altered by the patient to camouflage nasal asymmetry, can lead the surgeon to design the rhinoplasty using a faulty midline landmark. The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency of eyebrow asymmetry and to test whether there is an association between ...
Halazun Hadi J HJ Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, - - 2014
Systemic inflammation has been implicated in the development of cognitive dysfunction following carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a reliable measure of systemic inflammation. We hypothesize that patients with elevated preoperative NLR have increased risk of cognitive dysfunction 1 day after CEA. Five hundred fifty-one patients scheduled for CEA were ...
Baek Jung-Hyun JH Department of Pediatrics, Korea University Guro Hospital, 148 Gurodong-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul 152-703, Korea. - - 2014
Purpose: This study was to evaluate the relationship of 25(OH)D3 levels with anticonvulsant use and other possible factors in epileptic children and adolescents. Materials and Methods: We studied 143 patients with epilepsy (90 boys, 53 girls; 11.21±4.49 years), who had been treated with anticonvulsants for more than 1 year. Patients ...
Buijs Jorie J Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The - - 2014
To evaluate the occurrence and histopathologic characteristics of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related prostatic involvement in patients diagnosed with autoimmune pancreatitis. Nine cases of IgG4-related prostatitis were identified among 117 men in the autoimmune pancreatitis and IgG4-associated cholangitis patient databases in 2 tertiary hospitals. Clinical information was retrieved, and available prostatic tissue ...
Moua Teng T Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess the frequency and clinical implications of positive autoimmune serologies in patients with biopsy-confirmed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We reviewed the records of patients at our institution with biopsy-confirmed usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) from January 1, 1995, through December 31, 2010, for frequency and distribution of autoimmune serologies. Patients ...
Fu Dejie D Centre for Joint Surgery, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between isolated discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) tears and the presence of articular cartilage lesions. From January 2010 to January 2012, 252 consecutive patients diagnosed with an isolated DLM tear during an arthroscopic procedure were included in this study. Demographic variables, ...
Xu Hong H Clinical Sciences, Intervention, and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, - - 2014
Background and Aims: Increased oxidative stress in dialysis patients is thought to contribute to increased mortality; however, confirmatory data are scarce. We analyzed the serum concentration of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), a marker of oxidative stress, in relation to mortality in hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. ♢ METHODS: Serum 8-OHdG, ...
Campbell Rosalind F RF Renal Dietetics, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United - - 2014
Introduction: Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a serious complication of peritoneal dialysis in which gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms reduce appetite and dietary intake. Adequate nutrition is important, especially if surgery is required. Although the incidence of EPS is low, the present report is able to detail preoperative nutrition status and treatment ...
Kim Yong Kyun YK Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic - - 2014
Previous studies have demonstrated that increased body mass index (BMI) is associated with decreased mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, the association between BMI and survival has not been well established in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). The aim of the study was to determine the association between BMI and ...
Prasad Narayan N Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Lucknow, - - 2014
We studied the effect of body mass index (BMI) at peritoneal dialysis (PD) initiation on patient and technique survival and on peritonitis during follow-up. ♢ METHODS: We followed 328 incident patients on PD (176 with diabetes; 242 men; mean age: 52.6 ± 12.6 years; mean BMI: 21.9 ± 3.8 kg/m(2)) ...
Cheng Yu-Chen - - 2014
Thunderclap headache (TCH) is a sudden headache (SH) with accepted criteria of severe intensity and onset to peak within one minute. It is a well-known presentation for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) but most patients with TCH or SH run a benign course without identifiable causes. Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), a ...
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