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Descamps Vincent V Department of Dermatology, Bichat Claude Bernard Hospital, APHP Paris Diderot University 46 rue Henri Huchard, 75877 Paris Cedex 18, - - 2014
Background: Whereas several studies have underlined the association between severe psoriasis and metabolic syndrome (MetS), the association of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and MetS have yielded inconsistent results. Objective: To investigate the relationship between AGA and the components of MetS in a population of psoriatic male patients. Methods: A non-interventional, cross-sectional, ...
Pérez-Rodon Jordi J Arrhythmia Unit, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebrón, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
The GESINUR was a Spanish multicenter, prospective, observational study that evaluated the clinical presentation and acute management of loss of consciousness in Spain. Several studies have shown that an abnormal ECG is a poor prognostic factor in patients with syncope. However, the prognostic significance of each ECG abnormality is not ...
Guardiola Jordi J Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge-IDIBELL, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Histologic recovery of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) is often incomplete, even among those in clinical and endoscopic remission. Persistent active microscopic inflammation is associated with an increased risk of relapse and colorectal neoplasia. A high level of fecal calprotectin (FC) is a reliable marker of endoscopic lesions in patients ...
Dellon Evan S ES Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing,; Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine. Electronic address: - - 2014
& Aims: Distinguishing between eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and proton pump inhibitor-responsive esophageal eosinophilia (PPI-REE) is challenging. We assessed whether immunohistochemical analysis of esophageal tissues for major basic protein (MBP), eotaxin3, and tryptase can be used in diagnosis of EoE and to differentiate EoE from PPI-REE. We ...
Goldman Morris B MB Northwestern University, Department of Psychiatry, 446 East Ontario, Suite 7-100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To identify the mechanism of unexplained hyponatremia and primary polydipsia in schizophrenia and its relationship to the underlying psychiatric illness. Briefly review previous studies that led to the conclusion the hyponatremia reflects altered hippocampal inhibition of peripheral neuroendocrine secretion. In greater detail, present the evidence supporting the hypothesis that circuit ...
Kurtgöz Soner S Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Medeniyet University, Göztepe Training and Research Hospital , Kadiköy, Istanbul , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: A significant increase was determined in nasal airway resistance of the pathological side of the patients with unilateral chronic otitis media (COM) compared with the non-pathological side and the patients with normal ears. Based upon this result, nasal pathologies should also be considered during the diagnosis and treatment ...
Demir Kenan - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmun disease with a variety of clinical features. Cardiac involvement is present in more than half of the patients with SLE. Fragmentation of QRS (fQRS) is presumed marker of cardiovascular risk and has not been previously evaluated in SLE. Methods: A ...
Ahn Yang-Heui YH Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, - - 2014
This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the Patient Activation Measure 13 (PAM13) using Rasch analysis. The sample consisted of 270 Korean patients with osteoarthritis. The PAM13 was translated into Korean using a standardized forward-backward translation approach. In this study, the Cronbach's α coefficient was .88, ...
Pillai Anand M AM Section of Electrophysiology, Bloch Heart Rhythm Center, University of Kansas Cardiovascular Research Institute, Mid America Cardiology, Kansas City, - - 2014
The Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) ligation with the Lariat device is a therapeutic option to prevent thromboembolic stoke in patients with non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation (AF) at high risk of systemic thrombo-embolization and bleeding related to the use of anticoagulation. This procedure could rarely leave the LAA incompletely ligated with continued ...
Zhu Guangming G Department of Neurology, Military General Hospital of Beijing PLA, Beijing, China; Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Division, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, - - 2014
The study aims to assess the recanalization rate in acute ischemic stroke patients who received no revascularization therapy, intravenous thrombolysis, and endovascular treatment, respectively, and to identify best clinical and imaging predictors of recanalization in each treatment group. Clinical and imaging data were collected in 103 patients with acute ischemic ...
O'Connell Kara E KE Drug Development, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin , Ireland - - 2014
Abstract Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory illness characterized by demyelination and axonal neurodegeneration. Here, we used serum samples from MS patients to demonstrate if "cytokine signature" patterns can separate different patient groups better than using single cytokines. In this case, we used cytokine profiling to demonstrate if "cytokine signature" ...
Ishitobi Tomokazu T Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima 734-8551, Hiroshima, - - 2014
The main causes of mortality from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were cardiovascular disease (CVD) and malignancy. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) / arachidonic acid (AA) ratio is known to be associated with CVD. However, EPA/AA ratio in NAFLD has not been well-known. In this study we investigated EPA/AA ratio in Japanese ...
Kaffenberger Benjamin H BH Division of Dermatology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2014
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) may present with various cutaneous manifestations. Isolated case reports describe eruptive angiomas in this setting. We sought to provide a clinical and pathologic description of vascular proliferations in patients with GVHD. Cases of documented GVHD associated with vascular proliferations were collected from the National Institutes of ...
Zhong JianGuo J Department of Neurology, Affiliated Yancheng Hospital of Southeast University, Yancheng, PR - - 2014
Increasing neuroimaging studies have revealed brain gray matter (GM) atrophy by voxel-based morphometry (VBM) studies in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) relative to healthy controls. However, the spatial localization of GM abnormalities reported in the existing studies is heterogeneous. Here, we aimed to investigate concurrence across VBM studies ...
Lee Hyung H Department of Neurology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Republic of Korea; Brain Research Institute, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Republic of - - 2014
To investigate the autonomic dysfunction in patients with chronic persistent dizziness using standardized autonomic function tests. We prospectively recruited 18 patients with chronic persistent dizziness after excluding other causes with extensive investigations. A standardized battery of autonomic tests including the head up tilt (HUT) test, Valsalva maneuver (VM), and heart ...
Migirov Lela L Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sheba Medical Center, Affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 5262l, Tel Hashomer, Israel, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate a possible correlation between handedness and laterality of hearing impairment due to otosclerosis. All patients operated for otosclerosis between August 2008 and February 2014 were queried about their handedness. The study group consisted of 218 right-handed and 21 left-handed (8.9 %) patients [139 ...
Showkathali Refai R Department of Cardiology, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, United - - 2014
Aims: To characterise the clinical course of patients who had incidental findings on the CT aortogram (CTA) done as a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) work-up investigation. Methods and results: All patients who underwent CTA as a work-up investigation for TAVI were retrospectively recruited (n=295, 83±6.7 years) to identify those ...
Bang Casper N CN Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA; Department of Cardiology, The Heart Center, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
Renin-angiotensin system inhibition (RASI) is frequently avoided in aortic stenosis (AS) patients because of fear of hypotension. We evaluated if RASI with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) increased mortality in patients with mild to moderate AS. All patients (n=1873) from the Simvastatin and Ezetimibe in Aortic ...
Setkowicz M M Department of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, - - 2014
Pro- and anti-inflammatory metabolites of arachidonic acid - eicosanoids, participate in the skin homeostasis, affecting the growth and differentiation of keratinocytes. Alterations of 12-LOX and 15-LOX and their metabolites were described in epidermis of psoriasis patients, but a systemic production of 12-LOX and 15-LOX eicosanoids has not been studied in ...
Triadafilopoulos George G George Triadafilopoulos, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, United - - 2014
One potential option for the management of refractory gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the delivery of radiofrequency energy to the gastro-esophageal junction (Stretta). This endoscopic therapy is safe, effective, durable, and repeatable if necessary and serves an unmet need for many GERD sufferers. Stretta could be effective in decreasing esophageal ...
Börcek Alp Ozgün AO Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, 06500, Turkey, - - 2014
The authors present the results of Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery performed in a series of children with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Between June 2005 and January 2014, 75 patients 18 years old or younger received Gamma Knife radiosurgery for AVMs. Of these, 58 patients were eligible for further analysis. The median age ...
Neal Andrew J AJ Department of Medicine and Neurology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The risk of thrombolysis in patients taking novel anticoagulants remains unclear. We describe a patient with a large acute ischaemic stroke, who had a low calibrated anti-factor Xa level, who safely received thrombolysis 15-17hours after standard dose rivaroxaban without subsequent intracerebral haemorrhage.
Yim Hyung Joon HJ Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Republic of - - 2014
Objective: This study was designed to prospectively evaluate the antiviral responses and evolution of resistance mutations during adefovir (ADV) plus lamivudine (LMV) therapy in patients with entecavir (ETV)-resistant hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Methods: Twenty chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients who had been receiving ETV for more than 6 months ...
Zhu Yanhe Y Institute of Endemic Disease, Key Laboratory of Environment and Gene Related to Diseases of Ministry Education, School of Medicine, Xi'an Jiaotong - - 2014
Objective: This study aims to determine whether baseline electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities, the appearance of new ECG abnormalities, or other clinical characteristics are associated with increased rates of progression to chronic Keshan disease (KD) among patients with latent KD.Methods: Four hundred and fourteen new latent KD patients from a monitored population ...
Lee Ni-Chung NC Department of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, - - 2014
Recombinant human acid β-glucosidase GBA (rhGBA) infusion is an effective therapy for non-neuropathic (type I) Gaucher disease (GD), but its effect on subacute neuropathic (type III) GD is still controversial. The most common genotype for type III GD is homozygous c.1448T>C (p.L444P) mutation, and in this study, we treated seven ...
Ruddox Vidar V Department of Cardiology, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Pb 2168, 3103, Tønsberg, Norway, - - 2014
Recent guidelines regard three-dimensional echocardiography (DE) derived measurements of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) as the method of choice. The feasibility of 3DE and agreement between 2DE and 3DE was examined. Our hypothesis was that a number of patients can only be examined with 2DE in a ...
Della Pepa G M GM Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Rome, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cerebral vasospasm (VS) is one of the factors that can most significantly worsen the prognosis after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). A substantial body of evidence supports the idea that CSF diversion could prevent VS, even if this issue is still much debated. External ventricular drainage (EVD) is the recommended procedure ...
Inomata Minoru - - 2014
Clinical evaluation to differentiate the characteristic features of pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema is often difficult in patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE), but diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis is important for evaluating treatment options and the risk of acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia of such patients. As far as ...
Huibregtse E C P EC Department of Pediatric Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, Geert Grooteplein 10, 6525 GA, Nijmegen, The - - 2014
This systematic review aims to give an overview of available evidence concerning the influence of anorectal malformations (ARM) on fertility. We conducted a search in PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library conformed to the PRISMA standards. All studies reporting on fertility and ARM were included. 2,905 studies were identified. Based on ...
Bischoff Andrea A Division of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 2023, Cincinnati, OH, 45229, USA, - - 2014
Anorectal malformations (ARMs) without fistula occur in approximately 5 % of all cases of ARM. The high frequency of Trisomy 21 associated to this type of malformation has been previously described. A review of the literature revealed only one previous publication discussing ARM without fistula with or without Trisomy 21; all ...
Arora Amrita A Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, - - 2014
To determine the population-based incidence of leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV). This is a retrospective population-based study of all Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents with a skin biopsy-proven diagnosis of LCV from January 1, 1996, through December 31, 2010. A total of 84 patients (mean age at diagnosis, 48.3 years) with newly diagnosed skin ...
Joza Jacqueline J Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC, - - 2014
Patients with typical right atrial flutter (AFL) may also have underlying atrial fibrillation (AF) or be at high risk of developing AF. Inducibility of AF among patients undergoing AFL ablation may be an important predictor of future occurrence of AF and may be useful in guiding management of this patient ...
Huang Zhi Z Department of Prosthodontics, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, - - 2014
Making impressions for maxillectomy patients is an essential but difficult task. This study developed a novel method to fabricate individual trays by computer-aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP) to simplify the process and enhance patient safety. Five unilateral maxillectomy patients were recruited for this study. For each patient, a ...
Steinvil Arie A Department of Cardiology and Neurology, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel,and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
Objectives: Our aim was to analyze the prevalence and predictors of Carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Background: CAS is associated with the risk of periprocedural stroke in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, little is known about the prevalence of and clinical significance of ...
Azzam Hanan H aDepartment of Clinical Pathology bDepartment of Vascular Surgery cDepartment of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, - - 2014
Warfarin is the most commonly prescribed anticoagulant drug; however, a narrow therapeutic range and a high risk of bleeding or stroke complicate its clinical use. Warfarin resistance was defined as prolonged warfarin requirements of more than 15 mg/day to achieve therapeutic anticoagulation or failure to achieve therapeutic anticoagulation with more than ...
Chatrath Hemant H Department of Medicine and Liver Research Institute, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ - - 2014
Corticosteroids and azathioprine are widely accepted as the initial therapy for autoimmune hepatitis. However the disease is refractory to steroids in about 10-20% patients, for which currently there is no standardized treatment. We describe our experience with sirolimus in treatment of steroid refractory autoimmune hepatitis. This is a longitudinal follow ...
Thompson Robert L RL Shriners Hospital for Children, Lexington, Kentucky, - - 2014
Involvement of osteochondromas in the spinal canal occurs in patients with multiple hereditary exostosis, but the exact prevalence is unknown. A recent study found an incidence of 68%, with 27% of these lesions encroaching into the spinal canal. We studied MRI findings of 27 patients with multiple hereditary exostosis and ...
García-Álvarez Mónica M Unidad de Infección Viral e Inmunidad, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, - - 2014
Background and Aims: There is growing evidence that vitamin D is related to chronic hepatitis C (CHC) pathogenicity. We analysed the relationship of vitamin D status with advanced liver fibrosis (ALF) in CHC treatment-naïve patients and sustained virologic response (SVR) in CHC patients on pegylated interferon alpha plus ribavirin (pegIFNα/ribavirin) ...
van den Oord Stijn C H SC Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Thoraxcenter Room Ba304, 's-Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands Department of Biomedical Engineering, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The - - 2014
Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are at severely increased risk of developing atherosclerosis. Intraplaque neovascularization (IPN) and plaque ulceration are markers of the vulnerable plaque, which is at an increased risk of rupture and may lead to cardiovascular events. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of ...
Verster Joris C JC From the *Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands; †Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; and ‡Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, - - 2014
Lapses of attention are characteristic for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and as such may impair performance of daily activities. Data from an on-road driving study were reanalyzed to determine lapses in patients with ADHD after treatment with methylphenidate and placebo.A total of 18 adult ADHD patients performed a 100-km on-road driving ...
Karaagac K K Bursa Postgraduate Hospital, Cardiology, Bursa, - - 2014
Coronary slow flow (CSF) phenomenon is described by angiographically normal coronary arteries with delayed opacification of the distal vasculature. Studies have suggested that the interval from the peak to the end of the electrocardiographic T wave (Tp-Te) may correspond to the transmural dispersion of repolarization and that increased Tp-Te interval ...
Gonzalez Miqueo A A CIMA, University of Navarra, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Pamplona, - - 2014
Cardiomyocyte apoptosis may have a detrimental impact on cardiac structure and function in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), as shown for other cardiopathies. On the other hand, microRNAs may regulate this process. Endomyocardial biopsies were obtained from 28 patients with AS during valve replacement. Left ventricular (LV) morphology and ...
Emami Razavi A A Cancer institute, Iran National Tumor Bank, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic - - 2014
The adipokines, leptin and adiponectin have a permissive role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). The inflammatory enzyme, myeloperoxidase (MPO) has also a determinant role in the pathogenesis of CAD. The relationships of the adipokines with the inflammatory enzyme need to be resolved in patients with CAD. For ...
Bublikov D D Altay State Medical University, Barnaul, Russian - - 2014
To estimate interrelations of cholesterol high density lipoproteids (HDL) level with activity an inflammation and viscosity of blood (VB) at patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Research included patients wiht RA (n=114). Middle age made 55,77±1,12 years. All patients were have a rheumatoid factor in blood, lasting RA more than one ...
Kondrat Eva D D FSBI Research Institute for Cardiology SB RAMS, Tomsk, Russian - - 2014
We studied the sarcoplasmic reticulum function and prevailing type of energy production in failing myocardium associated with diabetes mellitus. Cardiac preparations from right atrium of 14 patients with heart failure (HF) following coronary artery disease and 13 patients with heart failure associated with diabetes mellitus (DM) with short duration of ...
Suades R R Barcelona Cardiovascular Research Center (CSIC-ICCC), IIB-Sant Pau, Hosp Sant Pau, UAB, Barcelona, - - 2014
High LDL-cholesterol plasma levels constitute an independent risk factor for the pathogenesis of atherothrombotic cardiovascular (CV) disease. We aimed to study miRNAs, non-coding RNAs involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, in circulating exosomes as prognostic markers of future cardiovascular events. Exosomes were isolated from platelet-free plasma (PFP) obtained from ...
Berezin A A State Medical University, Zaporozhye, - - 2014
Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a member of tumor necrosis factor superfamily, belonging to the class of inhibitors of osteoclastogenesis. An association between the concentration of OPG, the risk of stroke, ischemic heart disease, stable angina, as well as the severity of coronary atherosclerosis, as measured by the total value of the ...
Evtushenko V V Research Institute of Cardiology SB of RAMS, Tomsk, Russian - - 2014
The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of radiofrequency (RF)-induced cardiac denervation by using non-invasive methods. The study included 19 patients with NYHA functional class III/IV heart failure (mean age: 60 ± 9.4 years). All patients underwent surgical treatment of valvular diseases. Patients were assigned to two ...
Bublikov D D Altay State Medical University, Barnaul, Russian - - 2014
The rheumatoid vaskulitis (RV) strikes about a quarter of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, causing defeat of visceral bodies and systems, a cachexy and progressing of articulate destruction. Therefore RV treatment - an actual problem of modern rheumatology. To study microcirculation at sick RV and possibility of its improvement the pentoxifyllini. ...
Bashlakova Na N Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education, Minsk, - - 2014
Clinical evidence suggests that oxidatively modified form of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) is more important than native LDL in atherogenesis and vascular damage. The accelerated development of atherosclerosis has been recognized in patients with autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune component of atherogenesis is actually discussed. The aim of our study was ...
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