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Punt Ilona M IM University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, HES-SO, Geneva, Switzerland; Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Care Service Directorate, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Ankle sprain is one of the most common sports related injuries. Persistent deficits in body functions such as ankle joint mobility and muscle strength might hinder the activity level of patients. The question remains how these deficits in body functions impact individuals' gait. To assess ankle function four weeks post ...
Bian Xiaohui - - 2014
Introduction. Prior studies evaluating the relationship between leptin and outcomes in chronic kidney disease patients have shown conflicting results. Our aim was to evaluate the association of serum leptin with all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related mortality in stable maintenance hemodialysis patients. Materials and Methods. We carried out an observational prospective ...
Al Wakeel Jamal S JS Nephrology Division, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. - - 2014
Introduction. This study aimed to investigate effects of fasting during the Ramadan month among chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hemodialysis patients. Materials and Methods. A prospective study was carried out on patients seen between August and November 2010 at two hospitals of King Saud University. Volunteers from among patients with ...
Totaro R R Department of Neurology, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, - - 2014
We evaluated efficacy of natalizumab in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients in a clinical practice setting. We report data on the first consecutive 343 patients receiving natalizumab in 12 multiple sclerosis (MS) Italian centers enrolled between April 2007 and November 2010. The main efficacy endpoints were the proportion of patients free ...
Leone A A Dipartimento di Biomedicina Sperimentale e Neuroscienze Cliniche, Sezione di Istologia ed Embriologia, Universitá degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, - - 2014
Churg-Strauss (CSS) syndrome is rare and of unknown etiology. It is associated with vasculitis, blood eosinophilia and granulomatosis, and affects multiple organs and systems at various stages of the disease. Specific diagnostic and monitoring tests are not yet available. This study aims to assess the changes in MMP-2 and MMP-9 ...
Chen Min-Jie MJ From the Departments of *Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, †Neurosurgery, and ‡Radiology, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, P.R. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to introduce our classification of the neurovascular compression (NVC) in trigeminal neuralgia and the radiologic indications for microvascular decompression (MVD) based on magnetic resonance tomographic angiography. From 2003 to 2011, 322 patients with primary trigeminal neuralgia were treated with MVD. The score of NVC ...
Sahin A - - 2014
Objective: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory, autosomal recessive, inherited disease characterized by recurrent self-limiting attacks of serosal surfaces. The imbalance of oxidants/antioxidants may play a role in such attacks. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between serum paraoxonase (PON1) activity, PON1 phenotype, and other parameters ...
Bircan H Y HY Department of Surgery, Baskent University, Istanbul Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. ozgurkemik - - 2014
The relationship between papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and accompanying Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) has been investigated extensively. However, there is no agreement among the authors. We aimed with this study to investigate this relationship in a limited subtype of PTC called papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). Between January 1999 and December 2012, ...
Patil Virendra C VC Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Satara, Maharashtra, - - 2014
Thrombosis of the cerebral venous sinuses (CVST) is an uncommon form of stroke, usually affecting young individuals. Clinical features of CVST are diverse, and for this reason, high degree of clinical suspect is mandatory to diagnose the conditions. This study was conducted over a period of 1 year (Jan 2011 ...
van Heerden T T Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South - - 2014
Pityriasis rotunda (PR) is an uncommon chronic dermatosis, which may be idiopathic or may be associated with infections or malignancy. We describe the clinical and biochemical findings of two patients with multiple myeloma, who were incidentally diagnosed with PR, and detail the clinical conditions with which this rare paraneoplastic phenomenon ...
Sadahiro Hirokazu H Department of Neurosurgery and Clinical Neuroscience, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Minami-Kogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan, - - 2014
Brain abscesses can develop with Tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary anterior venous fistula with large right-to-left shunt. However, some patients exhibit cryptogenic brain abscess (CBA) in the absence of any such congenital disease or other infections. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a very common disease that exhibits right-to-left shunt. This ...
Borgers Mareike M M Borgers, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, JLU Giessen, Giessen, - - 2014
Disturbances of checkpoints in distinct stages of spermatogenesis (mitosis, meiosis, spermiogenesis) contribute to impaired spermatogenesis, however, the efficiency of entry into meiosis has not been investigated in more detail. In this study, we analyzed azoospermic patients with defined spermatogenic defects by the use of OCT2 for type A spermatogonia, Sarcoma ...
Ryu Noriko N *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo; and †Department of Reproductive Medicine, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, - - 2014
This study aimed to identify the clinical and demographic characteristics and prognosis of patients with conditions diagnosed with postpartum choriocarcinoma based on the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2000 prognosis scoring system or based on pathologically confirmed choriocarcinoma and to analyze the patients' clinical symptoms for early detection of ...
Kastaun Sabrina S Department of Neurology, Heart & Brain Research Group, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany Department of Heart Surgery, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, - - 2014
Alterations in cortisol awakening and stress responses (CAR, CSR) are sensitive markers for the basal activity and responsiveness of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) in psychopathological conditions. We investigated whether patients with takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) differ in these markers when compared with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients and healthy controls. ...
Temmerman Frederik F Division and Laboratory of Hepatology, University Hospitals, KU Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2014
Polycystic liver disease (PCLD) may lead to extensive hepatomegaly and invalidating complaints. Therapeutic decisions, including somatostatin-analogues (SA), (non)-transplant surgery are besides the existence of hepatomegaly, also guided by the severity of complaints. We developed and validated a self-report instrument to capture the presence and severity of disease specific complaints for ...
Sun Liangzhong L From the Children's Kidney Disease Center, Department of Pediatrics, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, P.R. China. Supported by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 09ykpy40), the Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province (Grant No. 2011B031800126), and the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (Grant Nos. S2012010009405 and S2013010015536). L. Sun, MD, PhD, Associate Chief Physician; H. Wang, MD, Resident; X. Jiang, MD, PhD, Chief Physician; Y. Mo, MD, Associate Chief Physician; Z. Yue, MD, Associate Chief Physician; L. Huang, MD, Associate Chief Physician; T. Liu, Graduate Student. Drs. Sun and Wang contributed equally to this study. Address correspondence to Dr. Jiang or Dr. Sun, Children's Kidney Disease Center, Department of Pediatrics, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, P.R. China. E-mail: xyjiang-3208@163.com or sunlzh@mail.sysu.edu.cn. Accepted for publication March 26, - - 2014
To explore the clinical and pathological features of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) in children. A retrospective analysis was performed of patients with pediatric MPA in our hospital over 10 years. Data for 20 patients were collected; 16 patients had primary MPA (4 boys, 12 girls), with a median age of 8.9 ...
Cui X W XW Medizinische Klinik 2, Caritas Krankenhaus, Bad Mergentheim, - - 2014
Purpose: To assess the inter-observer reproducibility of acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) between 2 skilled physicians and to evaluate if ultrasound contrast agents (UCA) affect the measurement of shear wave velocity (SWV) using ARFI. Patients and Methods: 53 patients (29 males, 24 females, 59 ± 15 [22 - 84] years) who underwent contrast enhanced ...
Sharma Kapil K Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2014
Background/Aims: Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) implies subtle impairment of cognitive functions in the absence of features of overt encephalopathy. We aimed to determine the prevalence of MHE in patients with liver cirrhosis and to find out the effect of rifaximin, probiotics, and l-ornithine l-aspartate (LOLA) individually in reversal of MHE ...
Perpinia Anastasia A Department of Cardiology and Laboratory of Echocardiography, "G. Gennimatas" General Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, - - 2014
Previous studies have shown an exercise-induced increase in circulating adhesion molecules (sICAM-1 and sVCAM-1) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic role of changes in serum adhesion molecules in the setting of a dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE). Thirty patients (18 ...
Hsu Ting-Rong - - 2014
In Taiwan, DNA-based newborn screening showed a surprisingly high incidence of a cardiac Fabry mutation (IVS4 + 919G > A). The prevalence of this mutation is too high to be believed that it is a real pathogenic mutation. The purpose of this study is to identify the cardiac pathologic characteristics ...
Cohen Jared J 3rd School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, - - 2014
Genetic mosaicism indicated by lines of Blaschko pigmentary changes has been described under a number of different and confusing terms, including hypomelanosis of Ito, linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis, nevus depigmentosus, and cutis tricolor. Moreover, extracutaneous findings, particularly serious neurologic defects, have been reported in a large number of these ...
Sherif Khaled A KA Department of Geriatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, - - 2014
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of life-threatening cardiovascular arrhythmias. Although these arrhythmias are usually secondary to structural heart diseases that are commonly associated with CKD, a significant proportion of cases with sudden cardiac death have no obvious structural heart disease. This study aims to explore ...
Kim Younghwan Y 0000-0003-3836-8743 Department of Surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, - - 2014
When treating trauma patients with severe hemorrhage, massive transfusions are often needed. Damage control resuscitation strategies can be used for such patients, but an adequate fresh frozen plasma: packed red blood cell (FFP:PRBC) administration ratio must be established. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 100 trauma patients treated with ...
Safaei Akbar A Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
Background: Pancytopenia is a manifestation of a wide range of disorders. The main prognostic factor for predicting outcome and response to treatment is based on the underlying cause. To detect the root cause of this problem, depending on other accompanied signs or symptoms, the need for bone marrow examination and ...
Spiegelhalder Kai - - 2014
Chronic insomnia is one of the most prevalent central nervous system diseases, however, its neurobiology is poorly understood. Up to now, nothing is known about the integrity of white matter tracts in insomnia patients. In this study, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was used in a well-characterized sample of primary insomnia ...
Lee Joongyub J Medical Research Collaborating Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-799, - - 2014
To evaluate the prevalence of known risk factors for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and their association with the actual occurrence of CIN in patients undergoing intravenous contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) in Korea. Patients who underwent CECT in 2008 were identified in the electronic medical records of 16 tertiary hospitals of Korea. ...
Aleem Aamer A Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
Objective: To determine the immune abnormalities and occurrence of infections in transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia major patients receiving oral iron chelator deferasirox (DFX). Study Design: An observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Hematology Clinics, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from July to December 2010. Methodology: Seventeen patients with β-thalassemia ...
Yoneyama Koichi K Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nippon Medical School Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to elucidate the clinical characteristics and risk factors for amniotic fluid embolism (AFE). We performed a retrospective case study analysis of patients using medical records and autopsy records. The diagnosis of AFE was based on the presence of clinical symptoms using Clark's criteria and ...
Dai Yong-Jiang YJ Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical College, Haikou 570102, - - 2014
To detect the expression level of macrophage inflammatory protein-1 (MIP-1)α, MIP-1β and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) in with psoriasis vulgaris and explore the role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis vulgaris. The level of MIP-1α, MIP-1β and MCP-1 in peripheral blood from 50 patients with psoriasis vulgaris and 50 normal controls ...
Nho Kyeong Woo KW 1 Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. 2 Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. 3 Address correspondence to: Soon Bae Kim, M.D., Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2014
Kidney transplantation (KT) alone in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with hepatitis B virus liver cirrhosis (LC) is controversial. This study compared outcomes of KT in hepatitis B surface antigen-positive patients with ESRD with (LC group) and without LC (non-LC group). Outcomes were analyzed in103 hepatitis B surface antigen-positive patients ...
Raj Dinesh D Division of Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2014
Impulse oscillometry (IOS) is an emerging tool to assess lung function in chronic respiratory diseases, more often in preschool children and patients who are unable to perform spirometry. We conducted a prospective cross-sectional study on patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Primary objective was to evaluate correlation between IOS and spirometry ...
Kumar Narendra N Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre and Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht, Netherlands narendra.kumar@maastrichtuniversity.nl - - 2014
Bipolar radiofrequency (RF) devices are used epicardially by cardiac surgeons and cryoballoon endocardially by cardiac electrophysiologists for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, but in separate entities. The study's objective was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of combining an endocardial cryoballoon with epicardial bipolar RF ablation for the treatment of AF. ...
Al-Rawi Ziad S ZS Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Baghdad University, Baghdad, - - 2014
Objectives: Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease with both genetic and environmental factors implicated in disease pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to assess cellular and nuclear morphology in SLE patients by buccal micronucleus cytome assay. Patients and methods: This study included 58 SLE patients and ...
Sutton Lisa M LM Department of *Pathology and †Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas; and Departments of ‡Pathology and §Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, - - 2014
Lymphocytic esophagitis (LE) is a term recently suggested for the finding of >20 intraepithelial lymphocytes/high-power field in an esophageal biopsy with no more than a rare granulocyte. Two prior studies of LE suggested an association of LE with Crohn's disease (CD) in young patients, but there has been no systematic ...
Li Yi Y Department of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing, - - 2014
Mesenteric fat plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease (CD), and a higher ratio of visceral fat area (VFA) to subcutaneous fat area (SFA) is related to complicated disease status. Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) is an effective treatment option for patients with CD, and the aims of ...
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 ...
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