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Al-Anqudi Samira M SM Department of Oral Health, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, - - 2014
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the prevalence and pattern of third molar impaction in patients between 19-26 years old attending Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) in Muscat, Oman. The study reviewed 1,000 orthopantomograms (OPGs) of patients attending the Oral Health Department of SQUH between October 2010 ...
Papa Linda L Department of Emergency Medicine, Orlando Regional Medical Center, 86 W. Underwood (S-200), Orlando, FL, 32806, USA, - - 2014
This study assessed whether early levels of biomarkers measured in CSF within 24-h of severe TBI would improve the clinical prediction of 6-months mortality. This prospective study conducted at two Level 1 Trauma Centers enrolled adults with severe TBI (GCS ≤8) requiring a ventriculostomy as well as control subjects. Ventricular CSF ...
Baxter Ma M Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk, - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: Measurement of airways resistance is an alternative to spirometry to assess airflow obstruction. This can be measured by the interrupter technique (RInt) using a hand held device. We wished to know how RInt compared to forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) during a histamine challenge test. Methods: ...
Lorente Leonardo L Hospital Universitario de Canarias , Intensive Care , Ofra s/n , La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain , 38320 ; - - 2014
There is a hyperoxidative state in patients with trauma brain injury (TBI). Malondialdehyde (MDA) is an end-product formed during oxidative stress, concretely lipid peroxidation. In small studies (highest sample size 50 patients), higher levels of MDA have been found in non-surviving than surviving TBI patients. However, an association between serum ...
Li Juan J Rheumatology Department, Peking University First Hospital, Number 8, Xishiku Street West District, Beijing, 100034, - - 2014
This study was conducted to investigate the adverse reaction to cyclophosphamide (CYC) in Chinese patients with systemic autoimmune diseases. Patients with systemic autoimmune diseases who were exposed to CYC and followed up regularly for at least 2 years in Rheumatology Department during June 2003 to June 2013 were enrolled into this ...
Lützner Cornelia C Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307, Dresden, - - 2014
Most patients expect an improvement of walking ability and an increase in activity levels after TKA. Unfortunately, few studies report qualitative and quantitative activity improvements after TKA. The aims of this study were (1) to evaluate quantity and quality of physical activity before and after TKA with an accelerometer, and ...
Chiba Kazuro K From the Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate picture of the major and minor duodenal papillae in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). Endoscopic features of the major and minor papillae were examined in 59 and 13 patients with AIP. After steroid therapy, changes of the major and minor papillae were ...
Wu Congye C From the Department of SICU, Research Institute of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Medicine School of Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with acute pancreatitis (AP). Patients with AP were retrospectively divided into AKI group and non-AKI group. To investigate the risk factors for AKI, logistic regression analysis was performed with demography, etiologies, and ...
Munguía-Izquierdo Diego D 1Dept. of Sports and Informatics, Section of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Sports, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain; 2European University and Research Institute 'i+12', Madrid, - - 2014
This study sought to determine whether health-related quality of life (HRQoL) could be related to cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and/or physical activity (PA) in patients with McArdle disease and to compare the CRF and HRQoL data obtained with normative data for age- and sex-matched healthy subjects. Eighty-one adult McArdle patients underwent ...
Mizushima Ichiro - - 2014
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related aortitis/periaortitis and periarteritis are vascular manifestations of IgG4-related disease. In this disease, the affected aneurysmal lesion has been suspected to be at risk of rupture. This study aimed to clarify the clinical course after corticosteroid therapy in IgG4-related aortitis/periaortitis and periarteritis. We retrospectively evaluated clinical features including ...
Ali Masood M Department of Respiratory Medicine, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, - - 2014
Reduced atmospheric pressure during air travel can cause significant hypoxaemia in some patients with respiratory disease. Our aims were to investigate the degree of hypoxaemia in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) during hypoxic challenge test (HCT), and to identify any predictors of a positive HCT. Thirteen patients underwent assessment, ...
Kallmünzer Bernd B From the Department of Neurology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Germany. - - 2014
To investigate feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of measurement of the peripheral pulse (MPP) at the radial artery as a simple, noninvasive screening tool for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (pAF) in patients after acute ischemic stroke.METHODS: Two hundred fifty-six patients with acute ischemic stroke and the patients' relatives at a tertiary stroke ...
Itabashi Ryo R Department of Stroke Neurology, Kohnan Hospital, Sendai, - - 2014
Background: The incidence of heart disease or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) reportedly increased after the Great East Japan Earthquake. We hypothesized that the incidence of cardioembolic stroke (CES) including paradoxical brain embolism (PBE) among patients with acute stroke would increase after the earthquake due to cessation of antithrombotic therapy or ...
Asazawa Hitomi - - 2014
Abstract Background: Fucosylation is one of the most important glycosylation events involved in cancer and inflammation. We previously developed a lectin antibody ELISA kit to measure fucosylated haptoglobin (Fuc-Hpt), which we identified as a novel cancer biomarker. In this study, we investigated Fuc-Hpt as a biomarker in chronic liver diseases, ...
Solís-Vivanco Rodolfo R Neuropsychology Department, Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía Manuel Velasco Suárez (INNNMVS), Insurgentes Sur 3877, Col. La Fama, Tlalpan, Mexico City C.P. 14269, Mexico. Electronic address: - - 2014
Mismatch Negativity (MMN), an electrophysiological component that represents sensory memory processing, has been proposed as a potential vulnerability marker for psychosis. Some studies have reported a more evident MMN amplitude reduction in the left cortical regions in patients with schizophrenia. Little is known about this asymmetric pattern in patients in ...
Zincir Serkan S Golcük Military Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Golcük, 41650 Kocaeli, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Nitric oxide (NO) is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia as well as many neuropsychiatric disease. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) reduces the level of NO by inhibiting nitric oxide synthase (NOS) enzyme. In this study it is aimed to be investigated ADMA in patients with first-episode schizophrenia. In ...
Aiyer Amiethab A Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn State University/Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 30 Hope Dr, Hershey, PA, 17033, USA, - - 2014
Lyme arthritis can be readily treated with use of oral antibiotics without any need for surgery. In Lyme-endemic areas, differentiating between Lyme arthritis and septic arthritis can be difficult. Laboratory testing for Lyme disease often results in a delay in diagnosis because many labs batch-test Lyme specimens only two times ...
Te Riele Anneline S J M AS Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2014
Incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) complicate family screening. The objective of the present study was to determine the optimal approach to longitudinal follow-up regarding: 1) screening interval; and 2) testing strategy in at-risk relatives of ARVD/C patients. We included 117 relatives (45% male, age ...
Zenda Takahiro T Department of Internal Medicine, Hokuriku Central Hospital of Japan Mutual Aid Association of Public School Teachers , Toyama , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. The pathogenetic relationship underlying the high prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) remains unclear. In addition, GERD has not been adequately assessed by endoscopy in patients with OSA. The purpose of this study was to use endoscopy to investigate potential interactions ...
Hadiji N N Centre Bouffard-vercelli-Laboratoire de neuro-urologie et de sexologie, Cerbère, - - 2014
Objectives:To evaluate the efficacy of anticholinergic agents in the treatment of neurogenic overactive bladder (NOAB) and neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients on clean intermittent catheterisation (CIC).Methods:Chronic suprasacral SCI patients on CIC presenting with at least one urinary leakage a day were included. Urodynamics and voiding ...
Fritz S S Departments of General, Visceral and Transplantation - - 2014
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is characterized by diffuse or focal swelling of the pancreas. AIP has been divided into types 1 and 2. The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare the clinicopathological characteristics, therapy and outcome of patients with AIP. The medical records of patients diagnosed with AIP ...
Yamamoto Yoshiaki Y Department of Clinical Research, National Epilepsy Center, Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders, 886, Urushiyama, Shizuoka, 420-8688, Japan, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of cytochrome P450 (CYP) inducers/inhibitors on the pharmacokinetics of clobazam (CLB) in patients receiving antiepileptic polypharmacy. A total of 2,504 samples obtained from 1,280 patients for routine therapeutic drug monitoring were retrospectively reviewed. These samples were grouped according to the ...
Fleischmann Roy R Metroplex Center for Clinical Research, Dallas, TX, - - 2014
Abstract Objective Evaluate efficacy of infliximab with response-driven dosing in patients with active RA. Research design and methods: Patients (n=203) with active RA despite methotrexate+etanercept/adalimumab, participated in this active-infliximab-switch study. Infliximab 3mg/kg was infused at Weeks0, 2, 6, 14 and 22 with escalation to 5 or 7mg/kg depending on EULAR ...
Wang L L Department of Orthopedics, Affiliated Hospital of Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing, - - 2014
Background: Rheumatoid arthritis a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joint, leading to damage of bone and surrounding cartilage. Objectives: Our study was designed to find the efficacy of etanercept, infliximab and methotrexate in effective therapeutic management against arthritis patients. Methods: A total of 315 patients, including both ...
Stecco A A Sport Medicine Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35127, Padua, Italy, - - 2014
Achilles tendon analysis represents one of the most frequently requested ultrasonographic evaluations, due to the high incidence of tendinopathy. Various authors have described inflammatory features of the paratenon recruited 22 subjects complaining of pain in the mid-portion of the Achilles tendon and 22 healthy subjects. Both groups underwent ultrasonographic examination ...
Wachtel Heather H Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, - - 2014
Pheochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors. With the widespread use of cross-sectional imaging, increasing numbers are identified incidentally, but their clinicopathologic traits have been incompletely characterized. We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent initial adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma (1997-2014). Patients were classified as identified by guided investigation (GIP) if ...
Yeh Shin-Joe SJ From the Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, - - 2014
Pathogenetic classification of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), using systems such as SMASH-U (structural vascular lesions, medication, cerebral amyloid angiopathy [CAA], systemic disease, hypertension, or undetermined), is important in predicting functional outcomes and mortality in patients with ICH. This study aimed to compare pathogenetic subtypes between the first and recurrent ICH. This ...
Kim Dae-Hee DH Cardiac Imaging Center, Asan Medical Center Heart Institute, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
-The three-dimensional (3D) relationship between aortic root and cusp are essential to understand the mechanism of aortic regurgitation (AR) due to aortic root dilatation (ARD). We sought to test the hypothesis that the stretched cusps in ARD enlarge to compensate for ARD. -Computed tomography imaged 92 patients, 57 with ARD: ...
Freud Lindsay R LR Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA - - 2014
-Fetal aortic valvuloplasty (FAV) can be performed for severe mid-gestation aortic stenosis (AS) in an attempt to prevent progression to hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). A subset of patients has achieved a biventricular (BV) circulation after FAV. The postnatal outcomes and survival of the BV patients, compared to those managed ...
Wu Jiang J Department of Neurosurgery, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, - - 2014
Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is frequently associated with focal epilepsy, and a broad spectrum of histopathology is included in the diagnosis of FCD. In 2011, an International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) task force proposed an international consensus for a classification system to better characterise specific clinicopathological FCD entities. The clinical ...
Takahashi Hiroshi H Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, 564-1, Shimoshizu, Sakura City, Chiba 285-8741, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
It is known that the severity of compression myelopathy sometimes worsens rapidly and results in poor functional recovery because of limited axonal regeneration. Levels of phosphorylated neurofilament subunit NF-H (pNF-H), which indicate axonal degeneration, are elevated in other neurological disorders. To our knowledge, there has been no examination of pNF-H ...
Bartanusz Viktor V Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Acute trauma patients represent a specific subgroup of the critically ill population due to sudden and dramatic changes in homeostasis and consequently extreme demands on the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis. Salivary cortisol is an accepted surrogate for serum free cortisol in the assessment of HPA axis function. The ...
Matijevic Nena N Center for Translational Injury Research and Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin St. MSB 5.240, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Trauma-induced coagulopathy following severe injury is associated with increased bleeding and mortality. Injury may result in alteration of cellular phenotypes and release of cell-derived microparticles (MP). Circulating MPs are procoagulant and support thrombin generation (TG) and clotting. We evaluated MP and TG phenotypes in severely injured patients at admission, in ...
Li Yanjie Y Laboratory Center of Diagnostics, Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, - - 2014
We evaluated the potential relationship between miRNAs and Th17 cytokines in multiple myeloma (MM) patients. Twenty-seven newly diagnosed myeloma patients and eight normal donors were studied. We determined that the relative expression levels of miR-15a/16, miR-34a, miR-194 in MM patients were significantly lower than those in the healthy controls with ...
Pilbrow Anna P AP Christchurch Heart Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch, PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand. Electronic address: - - 2014
The prognostic utility of circulating plasma microRNA in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) has been proposed but not yet demonstrated. We set out to investigate circulating microRNA levels in patients incurring recent ACS and examined associations with neurohormones, cardiac structure and function, and survival over 5years of follow-up. An ...
Tarkkanen Ahti H A AH Department of Ophthalmology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki - - - 2014
To report vascular comorbidities, arterial hypertension (HT), ischemic heart disease (IHD), and diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with low-tension glaucoma (LTG) with maximum intraocular pressure (IOP) of 18 mm Hg or less. Uniform criteria for glaucoma and the comorbidities were applied. We reviewed records of 519 consecutive patients to whom ...
Grzegorzewska Alicja E - - 2014
INTRODUCTION Atherogenic dyslipidemia accelerates development of cardiovascular complications and contributes to mortality of hemodialysis (HD) patients. OBJECTIVES Our aim was to evaluate effects of lifestyle changes followed by medication with atorvastatin (ATO) in dyslipidemic HD patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Dyslipidemic HD patients (n = 49) were enrolled into the prospective study. Forty two ...
Zhang J-J JJ Department of Hepatology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, - - 2014
Suppressor of cytokine signalling 1 (SOCS1) was demonstrated to play an important negative role in fulminant hepatitis and might be involved in acute-on-chronic hepatitis B liver failure (ACHBLF). This study was therefore to identify the potential role of SOCS1 and its promoter methylation pattern in ACHBLF patients. Sixty ACHBLF patients, ...
Domenicali Marco M Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy; Center for Applied Biomedical Research (C.R.B.A.), S.Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, - - 2014
Background & Aims. Beside the regulation of fluid distribution, human serum albumin (HSA) carries other activities, such as binding, transport and detoxification of many molecules. In patients with cirrhosis, HSA presents post-transcriptional alterations which likely affect its functions. This study aimed at identifying the structural HSA alterations occurring in cirrhosis ...
Ramiro Sofia S Department of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology, Amsterdam Rheumatology Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Rheumatology, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, - - 2014
Objectives: To analyze whether erosion, sclerosis and squaring assessed on radiographs precede the development of subsequent syndesmophytes in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods: Patients with AS from the Outcome in Ankylosing Spondylitis International Study (OASIS) cohort were followed with 2-yearly radiographs for a period of 12 years. Two readers ...
Tang Sung-Chun SC Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan NTU-NTUH-MediaTek Innovative Medical Electronics Research Center, Taipei, - - 2014
Heart rate variability (HRV) has been proposed as a predictor of acute stroke outcome. This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of a novel non-linear method for analysis of HRV, multiscale entropy (MSE) and outcome of patients with acute stroke who had been admitted to the intensive care unit ...
Nagappan Poongkodi P Department of Paediatric Urology, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL, United - - 2014
To assess the prevalence of internal spermatic venous malformations in adolescent patients with varicocele using intra-operative antegrade venography. Over a 2 year period, adolescent boys with visible or palpable varicocele underwent antegrade venography before varicocele surgery. Antegrade venography was performed through a scrotal incision. A vein within the pampiniform plexus ...
Shindo Akihiro - - 2014
The Kii peninsula of Japan is one of the foci of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and parkinsonism-dementia complex (ALS/PDC) in the world. The purpose of this study is to clarify the neuropsychological features of the patients with ALS/PDC of the Kii peninsula (Kii ALS/PDC). The medical interview was done on 13 ...
Pietiläinen-Nicklén Jenna J Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland; Department of Neurology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The triggering agent of multiple sclerosis is still unknown and many viruses, including human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6), are under suspicion. In earlier study we found patients who had HHV-6 reactive OCBs in their CSF. We wanted to investigate whether HHV-6 has an active role in diseases with demyelination. To analyze the ...
Magnard Justine J University of Nantes, Laboratory "Motricité, Interactions, Performance" (UPRES EA 4334), F-44000 Nantes, - - 2014
Elderly patients with end stage renal diseases (ESRD) undergoing hemodialyis (HD) present poorer physical function and higher accident falls than healthy elderly population. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the HD-related changes in postural sway in ESRD patients, as an objective hallmark of their functional abilities. We ...
Su C-C CC Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, - - 2014
Cirrhosis patients have immunologic insufficiency and a high seroprevalence of human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8). Nearly all hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients are cirrhotic and have immunoabnormalities. This study aimed to assess the HHV-8 seroprevalence and hemograms in HCC patients. Blood samples from 95 HCC patients, 95 age-, sex-, and Child-Pugh ...
Shao Ning N Department of Urology, Second People's Hospital of Wuxi Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, 68 Zhongshan Road, Wuxi, 214002, People's Republic of - - 2014
Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a life threatening cardiovascular medical emergency with a poor prognosis. To explore the utility of D-dimers (DD) in the diagnosis of AAD, we performed a prospective study and conducted a meta-analysis of previous studies. 368 suspected patients were enrolled, including AAD n = 89, PE n = 12, AMI ...
Sanaka Madhusudhan R MR Departments of Gastroenterology, Desk Q3-1, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44136, USA, - - 2014
Colonic configuration during insertion phase (IP) and withdrawal phase (WP) is different and some polyps seen during IP are difficult to find during WP and vice versa. To determine if polypectomy performed during both IP and WP of colonoscopy (study arm) increases adenoma detection rate (ADR) compared to WP only ...
Keizer Anouk A Experimental Psychology/Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80140, 3508TC, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Anorexia nervosa (AN) patients show disturbances in body size experience. Here, malleability of body representation was assessed by inducing the Rubber Hand Illusion (RHI). Specifically the impact of the illusion on body size estimation was investigated. Thirty AN patients and thirty healthy females participated. The RHI was induced synchronously (experimental ...
Koo Bon San BS Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center , Seoul , South - - 2014
Objective. The purpose of our study was to determine the number of IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) cases that were initially diagnosed as idiopathic RPF and to investigate clinical characteristics of IgG4-related RPF. Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 41 RPF patients who were treated at our tertiary care ...
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