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López López Carlos Omar CO Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital General de México, México City, - - 2014
Rheumatic diseases have repercussions in hand function. The m-SACRAH (modified Score for the Assessment and quantification of Chronic Rheumatoid Affections of the Hands) questionnaire evaluates hand function according to the patient's opinion. Our aim was to look for the clinical and para-clinical variables that correlate with m-SACRAH in rheumatic diseases. ...
Jekarl Dong Wook - - 2014
Abstract Background: The object of this study was to evaluate biomarkers for diagnosis of sepsis, hematologic parameters, and cytokine profiles for use in the diagnosis and evaluation of severity of sepsis. Methods: We enrolled 127 consecutive patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), 97 of whom were diagnosed with sepsis. ...
Pariente Benjamin B Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France; Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Lille, - - 2014
& Aims: There is a need for a scoring system that provides a comprehensive assessment of structural bowel damage, including stricturing lesions, penetrating lesions, and surgical resection, that measures disease progression. We developed the Lémann Index and assessed its ability to measure cumulative structural bowel damage in patients with Crohn's ...
Shmilovich Haim H Department of Medicine, Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; Department of Imaging, Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Diamond-Forrester (DF) algorithm overestimates the likelihood of significant coronary artery disease (≥50% stenosis, CAD50). The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the addition of a diagonal earlobe crease (DELC) enhances the predictive ability of DF to detect CAD50 by coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA). We evaluated ...
Yip Wai Lam WL School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK; Department of Accident and Emergency, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong - - 2014
Transcutaneous oxygen (TcPO2 ) measurement is a non-invasive diagnostic tool increasingly being used in clinical practice. Existing evidence suggests that reduction of TcPO2 is correlated with an increase in skin ischaemia, and its measurement has been shown to have predictive value for wound healing in diabetic patients, success rate of ...
Reichsoellner M M Section of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, - - 2014
A multiplexed biomarker bundle consisting of nine different inflammation markers was evaluated regarding diagnostic and prognostic performance in 159 adult SIRS patients enrolled at the emergency department. Fibronectin, IL-8, biotin and NGAL were the most robust markers but not superior to already established markers IL-6, CRP, PCT and suPAR.
Khongkhunthian Sakornrat - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare two biochemical markers, which have been previously used to determine the degrees of alveolar bone destruction, in evaluating periodontal disease severity. The WF6 epitope of chondroitin sulfate (CS) and the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels were determined in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples ...
Ramírez Julia J Centro de Ingeniería Biomédica en Red (CIBER), Spain; Aragón Institute of Engineering Research, IIS Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Previous studies investigated the QT/RR relationship by linear regressions of QT and RR intervals. However, the pattern of the QT/RR relationship is not necessarily linear. This study investigated the QT/RR and T-peak-to-end (Tpe)/RR curvatures and corresponding slopes in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, and studied their differences between sudden cardiac ...
Colaci M M Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Science for Adults and Children, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, - - 2014
The study investigated the characteristic of interstitial lung disease in a large series of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients by means of HRCT and the correlations between functional lung parameters, serological features and the extent of lung involvement evaluated by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). One hundred and seven SSc patients, consecutively ...
Thaller Mark M Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, UK - - 2014
This paper reports on a study that aimed to assess the inter-rater agreement of observable neurological signs in the upper and lower limbs (eg inspection, gait, cerebellar tests and coordination) and elicitable signs (eg tone, strength, reflexes and sensation). Thirty patients were examined by two neurology doctors, at least one ...
Okazaki Kazuichi K Third Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kansai Medical University, Shinmachi, Hirakata, Osaka 573-1197, - - 2014
Recently, autoimmune pancreatitis has been classified into two subtypes. Type 1 is related to immunoglobulin G4 and type 2 is related to granulocytic epithelial lesions, but pathogenetic mechanisms in both still remain unclear. Apart from type 2 autoimmune pancreatitis, the pathological features of type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis with increased serum ...
Jayalakshmi Sita S Department of Neurology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine factors associated with lack of response to valproic acid (VPA) in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). Retrospective analysis of clinical and EEG data of 201 patients with JME who had at least 3 years follow up was performed. Psychiatric evaluation was performed using ICD-10 by structured clinical interview. Patients ...
Zhan X - - 2014
Objective: Myelin disruption is an important feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD) that contributes to impairment of neuronal circuitry and cognition. In this study we characterize myelin degradation in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease compared with normal aged controls. Methods: Myelin from patients with AD (n=13) was compared to ...
Phillips Eual A EA School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, 3401 Market Street, Suite 345, Philadelphia, PA 19104, - - 2014
The histology of periprosthetic tissue from metal-on-metal (MOM) hip devices has been characterized using a variety of methods. The purpose of this study was to compare and evaluate the suitability of two previously developed aseptic lymphocyte-dominated vasculitis-associated lesions (ALVAL) scoring systems for periprosthetic hip tissue responses retrieved from MOM total ...
Sharma Chandramohan C Department of Neurology, Sawai Mansingh Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, - - 2014
A 27-year-old woman was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy since the age of 13 and was on valproate therapy. She had a single episode of demyelinating illness while on valproate therapy. Two years earlier, her medication was changed to lamotrigine to avoid the teratogenic effects of valproate, after which the ...
Seril Darren N DN Departments of *Gastroenterology/Hepatology, and †Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, - - 2013
: Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis is commonly used in the management of ulcerative colitis. Inflammation of the ileal pouch reservoir, or pouchitis, is a common complication of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis that is incompletely understood. Risk factors including nonsmoker status and primary sclerosing cholangitis have been linked with pouchitis ...
Milner Danny D - - 2013
Respiratory signs are common in African children where malaria is highly endemic, and thus, parsing the role of pulmonary pathology in illness is challenging. We examined the lungs of 100 children from an autopsy series in Blantyre, Malawi, many of whom death was attributed to Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Our aim ...
Tangpukdee Noppadon N Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, - - 2013
We conducted this study to determine if the finding of schizontemia could be used as an indicator of severe falciparum malaria. We enrolled 250 patients with severe falciparum malaria and 250 patients with umcomplicated falciparum malaria into the study. Severe falciparum malaria was defined following World Health Organization criteria (2010). ...
Mumcu Gonca - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of azithromycin on mucocutaneous manifestations and ex vivo intracellular cytokine responses in patients with Behçet's disease (BD). Ten BD patients with active manifestations and nine healthy controls (HCs) were included in the study. Patients were treated with azithromycin (1500 mg/week) for ...
Cheng Edaire E Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA. - - 2013
To review the significance and plausible mechanisms underlying 'proton pump inhibitor (PPI) responsive oesophageal eosinophilia' in eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE). EoE is defined as an immune-mediated clinicopathologic condition characterized by oesophageal dysfunction and eosinophil-predominant inflammation. This new conceptual definition has been proposed partly due to a recently identified disease phenotype called ...
Shinohara Yoshinori - - 2013
Achievement of complete molecular response in chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia patients has been recognized as an important milestone in therapy cessation and treatment-free remission; therefore, the identification of predictors of complete molecular response in these patients is important. This study evaluated complete molecular response rates in imatinib-treated chronic phase ...
Wilson Harry H Vaccinology Theme, Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The - - 2013
A common complication of starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the development of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) in approximately 25% of patients. Despite similarities with paradoxical reactions to tuberculosis and reversal reactions in leprosy, the exact mechanisms, and therefore potential determinants, of IRIS are still ...
Abdallah Tajeldin M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There have been few published reports on severe Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria among adults in Africa. METHODS: Clinical pattern/manifestations of severe P. falciparum and P. vivax (according to World Health Organization 2000 criteria) were described in adult patients admitted to Kassala Hospital, eastern Sudan. RESULTS: A total ...
Hernán Martínez José - - 2013
Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a rarely recognized neurocognitive syndrome that is associated with thyroid autoimmunity. It is more common in women. HE is diagnosed when patients present with nonspecific neurological symptoms associated to elevated titers of antithyroid antibodies and normal or abnormal thyroid function tests. Other neurologic disorders must be ...
Chung Seok Jong SJ Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Recent studies have suggested that essential tremor (ET) is a more complex and heterogeneous clinical entity than initially thought. In the present study, we assessed the pattern of cortical thickness and diffusion tensor white matter (WM) changes in patients with ET according to the response to propranolol to explore the ...
Hassan I I Department of Visceral, Thoracic- and Vascular Surgery, Alain Hospital, United Arab - - 2013
Endocrine orbitopathy (EO) is the most common extrathyroidal manifestation of Graves disease (GD) but the involvement of the underlying immunological dysregulations remains largely unknown. The major source for IFNa-production, plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDC) are fundamentally involved in the integration of TH1 and TH2 immune responses but also implicated in the ...
Sonneveld Milan J - - 2012
Hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) levels may predict response to peginterferon (PEG-IFN) but are also influenced by presence of precore(PC) and core promoter(BCP) mutants. HBeAg was measured in 214 patients treated with PEG-IFN±lamivudine for 52 weeks. Patients were classified at baseline as wildtype (WT) or non-WT (detectable PC/BCP mutants). Combined ...
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ABSTRACT: We reviewed 2 articles that provide evidence of the utility of assessing more novel acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies (Abs). It seems that AChR Abs against the main immunogenic region of the AChR could be very useful in predicting myasthenia gravis severity and assessing disease activity, whereas pathogenic clustered AChR ...
Jain Monica - - 2012
Background: Malaria diagnosis presents a challenge to all laboratories. In malaria-endemic areas, there is a need for rapid, sensitive and cost-effective method to effectively screen all samples, especially when the workload is very high. Various hematology analyzers have been investigated for detection of malaria in the past. Here, we present ...
Singh Itu - - 2012
Mycobacteria are known to induce autoimmune response in the host. Anti-host keratrin antibodies (AkAbs) might be responsible for the autoimmune phenomena in leprosy patients as majority of leprosy lesions are manifested in the skin and occurrence of keratosis is not an uncommon feature. The aim of this study was to ...
Hirano Ikuo - - 2012
Interaction with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been a fundamental consideration in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) since the initial reports of this emerging entity. While studies from the '80s identified the presence of esophageal eosinophilia as being a histologic marker for the diagnosis of GERD, studies in the '90s demonstrated that ...
Zoeller Garrett K - - 2012
A 41-year-old man presented with left optic neuritis (ON) without evidence of other autoimmune disease or hormonal imbalance. MRI showed enlargement of the left optic nerve but no sellar lesion. The patient recovered after steroid therapy but later developed right ON and required treatment again. Follow-up MRI revealed an ill-defined, ...
van Wolfswinkel Marlies E - - 2012
In Plasmodium falciparum infection, peripheral parasite counts do not always correlate well with the sequestered parasite burden. As erythrocytes parasitized with mature trophozoites and schizonts have a high tendency to adhere to the microvascular endothelium, they are often absent in peripheral blood samples. The appearance of schizonts in peripheral blood ...
Furgala Agata - - 2011
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate gastric myoelectric activity and autonomic activity in patients with esophageal varices treated by an analogue of vasopressin. Methodology: Included in this study are 20 patients divided into two groups: Group A: 10 patients treated with terlipressin (the bleeding from oesophageal varices) ...
Deib G - - 2012
X-linked adreno-leukodystrophy (ALD) is a peroxisomal disorder affecting the white matter of the central nervous system and the adrenal cortex. It is caused by mutations in the ABCD1 gene encoding for a peroxisomal membrane protein. The absent genotype-phenotype correlation implies a contribution by environmental factors to explain the phenotypical heterogeneity. ...
Novaes Gilberto Santos - - 2011
To investigate the correlation of fatigue with pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients and with disability in osteoarthritis patients. Twenty patients with rheumatoid arthritis and 20 patients with osteoarthritis were evaluated. The degree of fatigue was evaluated with a visual analogue scale and the Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue. Pain was evaluated ...
Alonso-Cánovas Araceli - - 2011
Objectives Neurological problems are reported to be common in air travellers. The authors aimed to study neurological problems which might be associated with air traffic in a systematic way. Methods The authors analysed a prospective registry of all the patients referred from Madrid-Barajas International Airport to the emergency department of ...
Elliott Robert E - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Using the Cyberonics registry, Amar and colleagues (2004) reported poorer efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in patients who failed intracranial epilepsy surgery (IES). OBJECTIVE:: To study the impact of failed IES and other surrogate marker of severe epilepsy on VNS effectiveness in a large cohort with treatment-resistant epilepsy ...
Arnaiz Javier - - 2011
To describe for the first time, to our knowledge, a case of recurrent in-flight-dependent seizures related to commercial airline flight in which the patient experienced a fatal air embolism secondary to a giant bronchogenic cyst. Case report. University hospital. Patient  A female airline passenger presented with a seizure, then unconsciousness ...
Kassiri Janani - - 2011
Tuberous sclerosis complex is an autosomal-dominant genetic disorder characterized by hamartomatous growth in various organs. Patients who have this disorder exhibit a high rate of epilepsy and cognitive problems. We investigated number of tubers, location, seizure types, and cognitive outcome, and we analyzed the relationships among them in our tuberous ...
Aydin Suleyman - - 2011
A relationship between hormones and seizures has been reported in animals and humans. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the association between serum levels of prolactin, nesfatin-1 and ghrelin measured different times after a seizure or non-epileptic event and compared with controls. The study included a total ...
Adriano Fulvia - - 2011
Several magnetic resonance imaging studies have reported hippocampal volume reduction in patients with schizophrenia, but other studies have reported contrasting results. In this review and metaanalysis, the authors aim to clarify whether a reduction in hippocampal volume characterizes patients with schizophrenia by considering illness phase (chronic and first episode) and ...
Park Soojin - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Brain tissue oxygen (PbtO(2)) monitors are utilized in a threshold-based fashion, triggering actions based on the presumption of tissue compromise when PbtO(2) is less than 20 mmHg. Some early published practice guidelines suggest that seizure is a potential culprit when PbtO(2) crosses this threshold; evidence for this is not well ...
Chiesa V - - 2011
Background:  The differential diagnosis between epileptic seizures and syncopes is a common occurrence in clinical practice. The manifestations of seizure and syncope sometimes overlap, and available diagnostic testing often not provides a conclusive answer. Syncope is often preceded by a symptom complex characterized by lightheadedness, generalized muscle weakness, giddiness, visual ...
Musilová K - - 2011
We analyzed peri-ictal bed leaving (PBL) symptoms in 105 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). All patients were classified as Engel I at the 2-year follow-up visit. Histopathological examination revealed hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS) in 64 patients and other lesions in 38 patients (TLE-other); 3 patients had no lesions. We reviewed ...
Maiwald Thomas - - 2011
Up to 29% of patients with epilepsy report "prodromal" sensations more than 30minutes prior to seizures. We developed and implemented an objective methodology to prospectively assess the sensitivity and specificity of these subjective experiences using personal digital assistants (PDAs). The key property, in contrast to paper-based diaries, is the internal ...
de Vos C C CC MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University of Twente, The Netherlands. - - 2011
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has shown to be an effective treatment for drug resistant epilepsy in numerous patients, however, not in all. It is still not possible to predict which patients will profit from VNS. In this pilot study, we explore predictive interictal EEG features for seizure reduction after VNS. ...
Zhavoronkova L A - - 2011
Complex investigations were performed in 10 patients with post-traumatic Korsakov syndrome (KS) and stabilographic and electroencephalographic (EEG) investigation results were assessed before and after rehabilitation using stabilotraining (ST) with feedback (7-12 sessions). Controls consisted of data from 18 healthy subjects. Before courses of ST, patients with KS showed maximal impairments ...
Robinson Althea A - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Failure to record typical events during long-term video/EEG monitoring (LTM) leaves the diagnosis uncertain. The purpose of this study was to analyze predictors of an initial nondiagnostic LTM study and to evaluate the yield of a repeat study. METHODS: We reviewed all adult LTM studies performed at Vanderbilt University ...
Yerdelen Deniz - - 2011
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common, autosomal dominant neurocutaneous disorder in which any organ system, including the skin, skeleton and nervous system can be affected. In this study, we compared the electrophysiological and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients with NF1. Thirty-nine adolescent and adult patients (23 women ...
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