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Bárcena-Panero Ana - - 2012
BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) has been recently postulated as an emerging opportunistic pathogen of the human central nervous system (CNS), but it is not known whether specific strains are associated with the neurotropic character of BKPyV. The presence of BKPyV large T-antigen DNA was examined in 2,406 cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples ...
Halıgür Beyzan Durul - - 2012
Background  Psoriasis is a common Th1-mediated skin disease whose etiology remains obscure. Loss of sweating caused by retention hyperkeratosis is seen in psoriasis plaques, which is likely to have resulted from autonomic dysfunction. Objective  In the present study, we aimed to evaluate autonomic nervous system (ANS) functions with regard to ...
Orscelik Ozcan - - 2012
Background: We aimed to determine the status of the autonomic nervous system in patients with autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) who were normotensive and had normal renal function. Methods: A total of 28 normotensive ADPKD patients with normal renal function and 30 healthy control subjects consented to participate in the ...
Aguggia Marco - - 2012
An impaired processing of sensory afferents in the brainstem plays a key role in the development of migraine attack and for many of its clinical aspects. The repetition or prolonged of painful stimuli over time would be able to produce a prolonged and reversible increase of excitability and synaptic efficacy ...
Blatman Karen Hsu - - 2012
Idiopathic anaphylaxis (IA) is defined as anaphylaxis without any identifiable precipitating agent or event. The clinical manifestations of IA are the same as allergen-associated (immunologic) anaphylaxis and include urticaria, angioedema, hypotension, tachycardia, wheezing, stridor, pruritus, nausea, vomiting, flushing, diarrhea, dysphagia, light-headedness, and loss of consciousness. Patients usually tend to have ...
Tedeschi Gioacchino - - 2012
Migraine is a common, multifactorial disorder, typically characterized by recurrent attacks of throbbing unilateral headache, autonomic nervous system dysfunction and, in approximately one-third of cases, neurological transient symptoms (migraineous aura). The diagnosis of primary headaches is exclusively a clinical task but, for this reason, it is sometimes subjective and arbitrary. ...
Janse van Rensburg Dina C - - 2012
To determine if there is a difference between autonomic cardiac control as measured by heart rate variability (HRV) in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to a healthy control group. The RA group (45) and control group (39) were matched for age and body mass index (BMI). Three techniques were ...
Amort Margareth - - 2012
Background: In patients with transient ischemic attacks (TIA), etiological classification systems are not well studied. The Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST), the Causative Classification System (CCS), and the Atherosclerosis Small Vessel Disease Cardiac Source Other Cause (ASCO) classification may be useful to determine the underlying etiology. ...
Valassi Elena - - 2012
Recent evidence suggests that correction of hypercortisolism in Cushing's syndrome (CS) may not lead to complete remission of the clinical abnormalities associated with this condition. In particular, elevated cardiovascular risk may persist in "cured" CS patients long-term after eucortisolism has been reached. This is believed to be related with the ...
Lin Sang-I - - 2012
Lin S-I, Hsu L-J, Wang H-C. Effects of ankle proprioceptive interference on locomotion after stroke. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of vibration-induced ankle proprioceptive interference on the locomotion of patients with stroke with intact and impaired ankle joint position sense (JPS). DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Rehabilitation department in a tertiary hospital. ...
Pokushalov Evgeny - - 2012
Background: The effectiveness of ganglionated plexi (GP) ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is ambiguous. Some researchers had already suggested that additional identification of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) around the areas with a positive reaction to high-frequency stimulation (HFS) might improve the accuracy of GP's boundaries location, then ...
Ramaswamy Vijay - - 2012
Aim  Neurocutaneous melanocytosis is a rare neurocutaneous syndrome defined by the presence of large and/or multiple congenital cutaneous nevi and melanocytic deposits in the central nervous system. We sought to define the spectrum of central nervous system abnormalities in children with neurocutaneous melanocytosis. Method  We retrospectively reviewed cases of neurocutaneous ...
Camargo José Augusto - - 2012
Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic disease that affects the central nervous system. The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between neuronal death evaluated by the quantification of Fas apoptotic factor and the different evolutive forms of neurocysticercosis accompanied or not by epileptic seizures. Cerebrospinal fluid samples from 36 ...
Araújo Fernanda - - 2012
We investigated the prevalence of dengue in patients with suspected viral meningitis/meningoencephalitis in a dengue-endemic area. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis showed positive results and a 6.74× greater likelihood of identifying positive fluid in patients who died. Our findings support testing patients with neurologic manifestations for the virus in dengue-endemic areas.
Diaconu Claudiu I - - 2012
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a relapsing and progressive disorder of the central nervous system. It is characterized most commonly by episodes of clinical worsening, followed by clinical improvement. Pathologically, MS is associated with focal areas of myelin destruction, inflammation, and axonal transection ("demyelinating plaques") in the brain and spinal cord. ...
Hrycek Eugeniusz - - 2012
Chemokines promote leukocyte traffic into the site of inflammation. Serum levels of monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1), stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), interferon-gamma-inducible protein 10 (IP-10), and interleukin-8 (IL-8) were evaluated in 48 treated women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and mild-to-moderate disease severity. The results were compared between the whole ...
Knight-Madden Jennifer M - - 2012
The present study evaluated the relationship between acute chest syndrome (ACS) and autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity in patients with hemoglobin SS disease (SCD). Nine patients had suffered ACS were matched by age and gender to patients who had not suffered ACS and ANS activity, pulmonary function and history of ...
Lin H-L - - 2012
Aims:  Movement disorders are one of the central nervous system complications in uremic patients. Asterixis, multifocal myoclonus, and restless leg syndrome are well-documented in this category. Acute parkinsonism, however, is only reported in rare series with a small number of cases. In this study, we investigated the risk for parkinsonism ...
Ishak Gisele E - - 2012
Rhombencephalosynapsis is a midline brain malformation characterized by missing cerebellar vermis with apparent fusion of the cerebellar hemispheres. Rhombencephalosynapsis can be seen in isolation or together with other central nervous system and extra-central nervous system malformations. Gómez-López-Hernández syndrome combines rhombencephalosynapsis with parietal/temporal alopecia and sometimes trigeminal anaesthesia, towering skull shape ...
Fulgenzi Alessandro - - 2012
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive disease of the central nervous system (CNS) provoking disability and neurological symptoms. The exact causes of SM are unknown, even if it is characterized by focal inflammatory lesions in CNS accompanied by autoimmune reaction against myelin. Indeed, many drugs able to modulate the ...
Hou Wen-Hsuan - - 2012
Hou W-H, Shih C-L, Chou Y-T, Sheu C-F, Lin J-H, Wu H-C, Hsueh I-P, Hsieh C-L. Development of a computerized adaptive testing system of the Fugl-Meyer motor scale in stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: To develop a computerized adaptive testing system of the Fugl-Meyer motor scale (CAT-FM) to efficiently and reliably assess ...
Birnbaum Tobias - - 2012
Intensive insulin therapy (IIT), targeting blood glucose between 80mg/dL and 110mg/dL ("strict IIT"), has been associated with rapid remission of high intracranial pressure (ICP), but its use is limited due to a high risk of hypoglycemia. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess whether "moderate IIT" (target range ...
Suga Norihiro - - 2012
Background: A simple assay that can discriminate between localized and systemic amyloidosis is needed. Methods: Coagulation and fibrinolysis parameters were measured in subjects with active or progressive systemic amyloidosis (Group A; 9 patients), systemic amyloidosis in complete remission (Group B; 6 patients), localized AL amyloidosis (Group C; 6 patients), monoclonal ...
Wu Ching-Fen - - 2012
Abstract Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) carries an equally high annual stroke rate as chronic atrial fibrillation (AF). Furthermore, the frequency and duration of PAF are thought to be associated with stroke risk. In this pilot study, a trans-telephonic electrocardiograph (TTE) monitoring system was used to detect asymptomatic PAF and to ...
Tatlı Burak - - 2012
AIM: We present the neurodevelopmental outcome of patients with isolated borderline fetal ventriculomegaly. METHODS: The present study was carried out at the Department of Pediatric Neurology, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University in July-December 2010. Prenatal second trimester detailed ultrasound examinations were performed by obstetricians at the Prenatal Diagnosis Department of ...
Asero R - - 2012
Background: Elevated baseline serum tryptase levels are associated with severe systemic reactions following hymenoptera stings or venom immunotherapy. Little is known about baseline tryptase levels in patients with respiratory allergy and whether a relationship exists with systemic reactions induced by injection specific immunotherapy (SIT) with airborne allergens. The objective of ...
Vischio John - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To longitudinally evaluate esophageal dysmotility (ED) in patients with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSSc) and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all adult patients with SSc seen between 1995 and 2008. Patients were included if they had undergone 2 or more esophageal transit ...
Atescelik M - - 2012
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are serious health problems, and effect of reducing the blood's oxygen carrying capacity. Deaths due to CO poisoning are mostly related to myocardial injury and central nervous system pathologies. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between carbon monoxide intoxication, QT dispersion, and ...
Mekinian Arsene - - 2012
To evaluate the efficacy of rituximab in central nervous system (CNS) manifestations of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). Prospective data from patients with pSS and CNS involvement included in the French AutoImmunity and Rituximab registry were analysed. All patients had diffuse white matter T2-weigted hypersignals. Neurological response was defined ...
Hernández-Rodríguez José - - 2012
Testicular vasculitis (TV) may be part of systemic (testicular) vasculitis (STV) or may exist as single-organ/isolated (testicular) vasculitis (ITV). In the current study we sought to identify clinical and histologic features that distinguish STV from ITV. The distinction was deemed important because it is already well established that in other ...
De Angelis Rossella - - 2012
To observe for changes in capillary morphology and architecture by tight sequential videocapillaroscopic (VCP) assessment in patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and systemic sclerosis (SSc). VCP examination was performed in 6 patients with DM and 9 with SSc, at baseline and after one month for three times. Four consecutive fields were ...
Chiewthanakul Piyawan - - 2012
Neuropsychiatric lupus (NPL) can present with a wide variety of clinical manifestations secondary to major organ involvement. These are often difficult to diagnose and treat with a high mortality. This study aims to describe the prevalence, clinical features and predictive factors for NPL patients. Patients with SLE were retrospectively reviewed ...
Lorenzoni Paulo J - - 2012
Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare immune-mediated disorder of the central nervous system characterized by muscle rigidity and episodic muscle spasms. The diagnosis of SPS is based on electrophysiological studies. We analyzed the electrophysiological features in four patients from Brazil who fulfilled the clinical criteria for SPS. The most ...
Wei Hua - - 2012
Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD) is characterized by recurrent brief episodes of chorea and dystonia induced by sudden movement. Whether the central nervous system is hyper- or hypoexcitable in PKD remains undetermined. The aim of our study was to compare the somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) recovery cycle, a marker of somatosensory ...
Minn Yang-Ki - - 2012
Subacute combined degeneration (SCD) involves progressive degeneration of the spinal cord, optic nerve, and peripheral nerves. Vitamin B12 (VB12) is a co-factor in myelin synthesis. Because each cell that constitutes the myelin component in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system is different, it is improbable that these cells ...
Yiu Kai Hang - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To study the predictive value of coronary calcification score (CCS) for future cardiovascular (CVS) events as detected by multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis(RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: A total of 152 patients with RA and SLE, and 106 healthy controls underwent MDCT to ...
Hueppelshaeuser Renate - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of recurrent calcium-oxalate (CaOx) urolithiasis (UL) is up to fivefold higher in Crohn's disease than in the general population. Treatment options are scarce and the risk of recurrent UL or progressive renal CaOx deposition, (oxalosis) based early end-stage renal failure (ESRF), subsequent systemic oxalosis, and recurrence in the ...
Geven Leontien I - - 2012
The efferent auditory system is thought to play a role in the origin of tinnitus. Part of this system can be tested in humans with contralateral suppression of otoacoustic emissions. Stimulation of the medial olivocochlear efferent system is responsible for this reduction of otoacoustic emissions after contralateral acoustic stimulation. Previous ...
Lee Marvin - - 2012
PURPOSE:: To investigate the relationship between central visual field (VF) defects and ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) in early normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). PATIENTS AND METHODS:: This retrospective study included 100 eyes of 100 subjects: 54 NTG patients whose mean deviations were better than -7.00 dB and 46 normal subjects. OPA was ...
Kovačević-Pavićević D - - 2012
To analyze the clinical pattern of ocular toxoplasmosis (OT) in a referral centre in Serbia. The medical records of consecutive patients admitted for OT to the single referral centre for uveitis in Serbia between 2006 and 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. OT was diagnosed on the basis of typical fundus lesions ...
Zaniewski M - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Recent clinical studies have suggested a relationship between multiple sclerosis (MS) and the occurrence of pathological changes in the jugular, vertebral and azygous veins that result in abnormal blood outflow from the brain and the spinal cord. Together, these pathological changes have been designated chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI). ...
Noble-Jamieson Gabriele - - 2012
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-system inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of auto-antibodies. Liver enzyme abnormalities are common but clinical liver dysfunction with jaundice is rare. We report a juvenile female patient with SLE who developed jaundice 9 months after her initial presentation. Further investigations including liver biopsy ...
Cona Marlein Miranda - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Multiple uses of automatic contrast injection systems may impose septic risks on patients. The purpose of this experiment was to verify whether a newly developed replaceable patient-delivery system may allow multiple uses of the system but without such risks. METHODS: Twelve patient-delivery systems were tested according to a multiple-use ...
LaPar Damien J DJ Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA. - - 2012
The neuroimmunologic effect of traumatic head injury remains ill-defined. This study aimed to characterize systemic cytokine profiles among traumatically injured patients to assess the effect of traumatic head injury on the systemic inflammatory response. For 5 years, 1,022 patients were evaluated from a multi-institutional Trauma Immunomodulatory Database. Patients were stratified ...
Caldas C A M - - 2012
Objective  To evaluate the structural and functional properties of vessels in Behçet's Disease (BD) using carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) and an echo-tracking system. Methods  BD patients without traditional cardiovascular risk factors were selected. All BD patients performed PWV and carotid ultrasound. BD patients were divided into groups based on ...
Salcioglu Zafer - - 2012
Congenital factor VII deficiency is the most common form of rare coagulation factor deficiencies. This article presents a retrospective evaluation of 73 factor VII deficiency cases that had been followed at our center. The study consisted of 48 males and 25 females (2 months-19 years). Thirty-one (42.5%) of them were ...
Teli Aikaterini - - 2012
Beta thalassemia is known to be characterized by a hypercoagulable state, with prothrombotic factors present and thrombotic event development in a number of patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate subclinical involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) in young patients with thalassemia intermedia, the use of ...
Zlatanović Gordanav D - - 2012
To evaluate the efficacy of new therapeutic modalities with the observation period of three years on patients with isolated ocular vasculitis in comparison with ocular vasculitis as a systemic disease. The effectiveness of the therapy was assessed based on the changes in visual acuity and degree of ocular inflammation (mild, ...
Pott Júnior Henrique - - 2012
Serositis is commonly seen in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Approximately 16% of patients with SLE have pleural or pericardial involvement. However, peritoneal involvement is extremely rare, and clinically seen in a small group of patients. This is the case report of a 47-year old female with discoid lupus who evolved ...
Swift Irene - - 2012
Long-term therapy with systemic corticosteroids is not recommended in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, experience demonstrates that some patients receive low dose therapy. Our objective was to describe the demographic, physiologic and radiologic characteristics of COPD patients treated with chronic systemic corticosteroids. We analyzed COPD subjects ...
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