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Takao Toshitatsu - - 2011
Aim. Chronic gastritis was assessed serologically, endoscopically and histologically to identify correlations between these methods. Methods. Subjects comprised 319 patients who had provided informed consent. Serological assessment of chronic gastritis was based on the pepsinogen test method. Endoscopic gastritis and histological gastritis were assessed and scored according to the Kimura-Takemoto ...
Cross Anne H - - 2011
Abstract Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a central nervous system disorder, characterized by mononuclear cell inflammation, demyelination and often with extensive axonal injury. It was first described neuropathologically in the late 1800s. MS has an interesting geographical epidemiology, with a higher rate at latitudes further from the equator in both directions. ...
Ehling Rainer - - 2011
Elevated plasma fibrinogen levels are a well known finding in acute infectious diseases, acute stroke and myocardial infarction. However its role in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of acute and chronic central (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) diseases is unclear. We analyzed CSF and plasma fibrinogen levels together with routine ...
Trzcińska Dorota - - 2011
Introduction: It is established that patients with Turner syndrome (TS) have numerous defects of the skeletal system, including in the lower extremities structure. However, there are not enough studies in the literature about knee alignment and foot arches in girls and women with TS. Aim of the study: Assessment of ...
Iwagami Masao - - 2011
We present the first documented case of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) with severe hypertension complicated by polymyositis and systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma. TTP developed in the progressive phase of visceral fibrosis in the absence of skin thickening. ADAMTS13 activity was not useful for the diagnosis of TTP. Although TTP and ...
Joshi V - - 2011
A 38 year old woman presented with one day history of acute onset frontal headache which progressively generalised over a few hours. The headache was dull in nature and did not respond to analgesics. A day prior to the onset of headache her family members and the patient had noticed ...
Gajofatto Alberto - - 2011
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the prototypical inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). Although many advances have been made in the comprehension of its pathogenesis, the etiology is still unknown. The complexity of MS reflects in the extreme variability of the clinical manifestations and clinical course both between ...
Reddy S C - - 2011
A rare case of bilateral scleromalacia perforans, bilateral peripheral corneal thinning (contact lens cornea) and unilateral orbital inflammatory disease in a 50 year old female patient with an indolent form Wegener's granulomatosis(WG) involving lungs and sinuses is reported. The patient survived for 12 years after the initial diagnosis of systemic ...
Tamashiro Mirian S - - 2011
To assess clinical and laboratory features that differentiate acute lymphoblastic leukemia from systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis at disease onset. Fifty-seven leukemia patients with musculoskeletal involvement, without blasts on peripheral blood and without glucocorticoid therapy at disease onset and 102 systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients (International League of Associations for Rheumatology ...
Mierau Rudolf - - 2011
In the present study, we analysed in detail nuclear autoantibodies and their associations in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients included in the German Network for Systemic Scleroderma Registry. Sera of 863 patients were analysed according to a standardised protocol including immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation, line immunoassay and immunodiffusion. Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) were detected ...
Gazquez Irene - - 2011
Autoimmunity appears to be associated with the pathophysiology of Meniere's disease (MD), an inner ear disorder characterized by episodes of vertigo associated with hearing loss and tinnitus. However, the prevalence of autoimmune diseases (AD) in patients with MD has not been studied in individuals with uni or bilateral sensorineural hearing ...
Hautala Timo - - 2011
Our aim was to characterize clinical properties and laboratory parameters in patients with or without cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings suggestive of central nervous system (CNS) involvement, and especially those who developed serious CNS complications during acute nephropathia epidemica (NE) caused by Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) infection. A prospective cohort of 40 ...
Serbecic Nermin - - 2011
"Non-invasive, faster and less expensive than MRI" and "the eye is a window to the brain" are recent slogans promoting optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a new surrogate marker in multiple sclerosis (MS). Indeed, OCT allows for the first time a non-invasive visualization of axons of the central nervous system ...
Burke Tomas R - - 2011
To quantify and compare structure and function across the macula and peripapillary area in Stargardt disease (STGD1). Twenty-seven patients (27 eyes) and 12 age-similar controls (12 eyes) were studied. Patients were classified on the basis of full-field electroretinogram (ERG) results: Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) horizontal ...
Wong H H - - 2011
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) can cause stroke, brain abscess or life-threatening haemorrhage. Most PAVMs are associated with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical presentation and treatment outcomes of those with idiopathic PAVMs, which has not previously been described in the literature. ...
Rovaris Marco - - 2010
Background and Objectives: We evaluated clinical and conventional MRI features of a large population of patients with non-disabling MS to identify potential markers of a benign disease course. Methods: In seven MAGNIMS centres we retrospectively identified 182 patients with benign (B) MS (EDSS score ≤3.0, disease duration ≥15 years) and ...
Nitkunan Arani - - 2011
cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is the most common cause of vascular dementia. Interest in the use of surrogate markers is increasing. The aims of this study were to determine if brain volume was different between patients with SVD and control subjects, whether it correlated with cognition in SVD, and ...
Teunissen C E - - 2010
Background:  There is a need for biomarkers in accessible matrices, such as blood, for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of this study was to measure the serum levels of brain-type fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) and heart-type FABP in patients with dementia-involving diseases. Methods:  Brain- and heart-type FABP were ...
Leonardi Giulia - - 2010
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP) is an infrequent complication of an active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We illustrate a case of SLE inactive-related CIP. A 51-year old female with inactive SLE (ECLAM score 2) was hospitalized with postprandial fullness, vomiting, abdominal bloating and abdominal pain. She had had no bowel movements ...
Nho Ji-Sung - - 2010
A 6-year-old male patient who was suffering from a cold and a transient ischemic attack was scheduled to undergo encephalo-duro-arterio-synangiosis for treating his moyamoya disease. Acute brain edema occurred just after opening the dura mater. Head elevation, reduction of the head rotation and hyperventilation were done. The inhalational agents were ...
van Gestel Arnoldus J R - - 2010
It has been recognized that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a systemic disease which has been shown to negatively affect the cardiovascular and autonomic nerve system. The complexity of the physiologic basis by which autonomic dysfunction occurs in patients with COPD is considerable and the knowledge in this field ...
Riesel Anja A Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Psychology, Rudower Chaussee 18, 12489 Berlin, Germany. - - 2011
Hyperactivity in frontal-striatal circuits is assumed to be involved in the pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In line with that, electrocortical correlates of overactive performance monitoring have been found to be associated with OCD independent from symptom state. The purpose of the present study was to elucidate whether overactive performance ...
Luyendijk J - - 2010
OBJECTIVE:: The clinical manifestations of nervous system involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (neuropsychiatric SLE or NPSLE) are highly diverse and their etiology is incompletely understood. The aim of this study was to provide an inventory of abnormalities on conventional brain MRI in NPSLE and to interpret the findings in relation ...
Pimenta E - - 2011
Experimental and human data suggest that adverse cardiovascular (CV) and renal effects of aldosterone excess are dependent on concomitant dietary salt intake. Increased urinary protein (Uprot) is an early sign of nephropathy independently associated with CV risk. We have previously reported a positive association between Uprot and urinary sodium (UNa) ...
Du Yue - - 2011
We conducted a prospective study in pediatric patients presenting to an emergency center (EC) to (1) test the ability of urinary acute kidney injury (AKI) biomarkers to predict AKI presence and severity and (2) determine if these biomarkers offer similar precision in patients with versus without a known baseline SCr. ...
McQuarrie Emily P - - 2011
Background. Proteinuria is the most sensitive predictor of development of progressive renal insufficiency, with increasing focus on the composition of proteinuria, particularly high molecular weight proteins such as immunoglobulin G (IgG) (molecular weight 150 kDa). Differing methods of assessing excretion of proteinuria molecules have limited interpretation of results. We aimed to ...
Davidovich Esti - - 2011
Hyperkalaemia is one of the complications of chronic renal failure. Gastrointestinal excretion and cellular uptake are two adaptive mechanisms for extra-renal potassium (K) disposal in these patients. The salivary glands' secretion system can actively excrete K into the oral cavity. We examined salivary K levels in four groups of paediatric ...
Shimizu Norikazu - - 2010
Wilson disease is an autosomal recessive disorder with copper metabolism. In Japan, the standard treatment is the administration of copper chelating agents, such as D-penicillamine and trientine. In this study, the authors used zinc acetate to treat Japanese patients with Wilson disease and investigated its efficacy. The 37 patients that ...
Kawasaki Yukihiko - - 2011
We evaluated whether methylprednisolone and urokinase pulse therapy combined with mizoribine (MUPM) was effective in children with severe Henoch-Schoenlein purpura nephritis (HSPN). We studied 12 patients who had been diagnosed with HSPN of at least ISKDC type III. All patients were treated with MUPM. Clinical features, pathological findings, and prognosis ...
Brewer George J - - 2010
To evaluate zinc status in Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, 29 patients with Alzheimer's disease, 30 patients with Parkinson's disease, and 29 age- and sex-matched controls were studied. All patients and controls were older than age 50, and all zinc and copper supplements were prohibited beginning 30 days prior to ...
Wu Yu - - 2010
Although a renal biopsy is indispensable for depicting the severity of pathologic lesions in drug-induced tubulointerstitial nephritis (DTIN), it is not acceptable in some cases and cannot be performed serially because of its invasive nature. Therefore, the discovery of noninvasive markers that are closely related to the pathology of DTIN ...
Yamauchi Hiroki - - 2010
To investigate the association between the urinary levels of prostaglandins (PGE(2) and PGF(2α)), nerve growth factor (NGF) and substance P, and overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms in patients with suprapontine brain diseases. The subjects were 114 patients in the chronic phase of a brain disease and 27 healthy controls with no ...
Ozden Hilmi - - 2010
We aimed to investigate the effects of levetiracetam on oxidative stress which is one of the new antiepileptic drugs in epileptic patients. The study consisted of 21 patients with cryptogenic partial epilepsy. We determined the urinary 15F-2t-isoprostane levels of the 30 patients which is a marker of oxidative stress. Morning ...
Hantson Philippe - - 2010
BACKGROUND: A veterinary euthanasia drug containing embutramide, mebezonium, tetracaine, and dimethylformamide (DMF; T-61® or Tanax®) may cause serious manifestations or even fatalities after self-poisoning. Immediate toxicity is mainly due to a general anesthetic and due to a neuromuscular blocking agent, while delayed hepatotoxicity seems related to the solvent DMF. The ...
Ranchin Bruno - - 2010
CONTEXT: Nephrogenic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (NSIAD), the X-linked disease resulting from activating mutation of the vasopressin V2 receptor gene (AVPR2), is a recently described condition causative of episodes of hyponatremia in boys and male and female adults. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was the pathophysiological characterization of NSIAD. ...
Nishiyama Akira - - 2011
A potential contribution of local activation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) to the pathogenesis of renal injury has been indicated by evidence for blood pressure-independent renoprotective effects of angiotensin II (AngII) receptor blockers (ARBs). The present study was performed to test the hypothesis that urinary angiotensinogen provides a specific index ...
Varenbut Michael - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We sought to test the assumption that a low urine creatinine level is indicative of the presence of alcohol in the urine of patients prescribed methadone. METHODS: This is a medical record review of 261,055 urine samples from approximately 6,000 patients prescribed methadone during a one-year period and for ...
Prasad R - - 2011
Fifteen children and adolescents (4 male) with a median age of 5.4 yr (range 1.2 -13.6 yr) were entered into a screening protocol to identify lesions of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. Fourteen had an affected first-degree relative and one had a previous VHL lesion. Screening during the period of 2000 ...
Herrero-Morín José David - - 2011
Gitelman syndrome is a primary tubular disorder causing hypokalaemic metabolic alkalosis with hypocalciuria. Its prevalence is high in Gypsies, who harbour an identical mutation, intron 9 + 1 G>T, in the SLC12A3 gene. To better define the Gitelman syndrome in Gypsies, the clinical and biochemical features of 34 Spanish paediatric ...
Macedo Etienne - - 2011
The widespread use of RIFLE and AKIN classification systems for acute kidney injury (AKI) diagnosis and staging has established the association between AKI severity and adverse outcomes. However, as a result of the difficulties in measuring and recording the urine output every hour, a few prospective studies have validated the ...
Idasiak-Piechocka Ilona - - 2010
The effects of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF α), a potent proinflammatory cytokine, in the kidneys are mediated by two membrane receptors (TNFR), TNFR1 and TNFR2. The expression of both TNF and TNFRs increases in several kidney diseases and is associated with the shedding of the receptors out of the ...
Ataga Kenneth I - - 2010
Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) is reported to be associated with measures of renal function in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the relationship between albuminuria and both clinical and laboratory variables in SCD. This cross-sectional study was performed using a cohort of ...
Garin Eduardo H - - 2010
Controversy exists as to whether minimal change disease (MCD) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) represent different diseases or are manifestations within the same disease spectrum. Urinary excretion of CD80 (also known as B7.1) is elevated in patients with MCD and hence we tested whether urinary CD80 excretion might distinguish between ...
van Duinen N - - 2010
CONTEXT: Sporadic pheochromocytomas are detected by clinical signs and symptoms, whereas pheochromocytomas in patients with a known hereditary predisposition for these tumors are detected by repetitive screening for catecholamine excess. OBJECTIVE: To document the clinical, biochemical, and pathological differences between patients with sporadic pheochromocytomas, detected by signs and symptoms and ...
Fukami Maki - - 2010
CONTEXT: Cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR) is an electron donor for all microsomal P450 enzymes including CYP26 involved in inactivation of all-trans retinoic acid (atRA). Although previous studies in Por knockout mice suggest that atRA accumulation is relevant to various posterior organ abnormalities, a systematic analysis has not been performed for ...
Borza Tudor - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of primary localized amyloidosis of the upper urinary tract. METHODS: Patients with primary localized amyloidosis of the upper urinary tract were identified by database inquiry, and their medical records were reviewed. RESULTS: Primary localized amyloidosis was identified in the ureter ...
Auriemma Renata S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The GH/insulin-like growth factor 1 axis is physiologically involved in the regulation of electrolytes and water homeostasis by kidneys, and influences glomerular filtration and tubular re-absorption processes. The aim of the study was to investigate renal structure and function in acromegalic patients during active disease and disease remission. PATIENTS: ...
Lima Mariana C L - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of diuretic dynamic renal scintigraphy (DDRS) with technetium-99m-L,L-ethylenedicysteine ((99m)Tc-EC) in patients with indeterminate or possible false-positive results for urinary obstruction by technetium-99m diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid ((99m)Tc-DTPA) DDRS. METHODS: A total of 92 patients (63 male; mean age, 16.6 +/- 21.25 years) were studied, with a ...
Uberos J - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Heightened activity of superoxide dimutase is an effect derived from the gene dose in the trisomy of Down's syndrome (DS), and has been related to the increased production of hydrogen peroxide and with greater lipid peroxidation. Many of the degenerative changes observed in patients with DS have been associated ...
Eisner Brian H - - 2010
PURPOSE: We examined differences in 24-hour urine composition between white and Asian/Pacific Islander stone formers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the 24-hour urinalysis database at a metabolic stone clinic. We identified and included in the study patients 18 years old or older who presented for the initial metabolic stone ...
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