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van der Zee Anneke A Maasstad Laboratory, Molecular Diagnostics Unit, Maasstadweg 21, 3079DZ Rotterdam, The Netherlands. - - 2014
In an outbreak setting we screened 16296 samples from 3644 patients by PCR for the presence of blaOXA-48, blaVIM, blaIMP, blaNDM, blaKPC. The gene for blaOXA-48 was found in 43 patients en in 9 different species of Enterobacteriaceae. Five patients had Pseudomonas aeruginosa containing blaVIM. The negative predictive value of ...
Zhao Fujie F Departments of Internal Medicine and Institute of Hypertension, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 430030, Wuhan, P. R. of - - 2014
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It is unclear whether nicorandil, a metabolic therapeutic drug, can be applied clinically to therapy of heart failure (HF). This meta-analysis evaluated therapeutic effects of nicorandil on HF patients. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies evaluating effect of nicorandil on HF patients. Studies were ...
Etz Christian D CD Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Leipzig, Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics and postoperative outcome of patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) suffering acute dissection in comparison with their tricuspid peers. Between 1995 and 2011, 460 consecutive patients underwent emergency repair for acute type A aortic dissection. In 379 patients ...
Tobin William Oliver WO From the Departments of Neurology (W.O.T., V.A.L., S.L.C., A.J.A., C.F.L., J.Y.M., S.J.P., P.S., M.T.-P., E.C.W., A.M.), Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (V.A.L., S.J.P., A.M.), Immunology (V.A.L.), and Pediatrics (E.C.W.), College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Euroimmun AG (L.K., C.P.), Lübeck, Germany; and Neurology (J.P.A.), Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, - - 2014
To describe the detection frequency and clinical associations of immunoglobulin G (IgG) targeting dipeptidyl-peptidase-like protein-6 (DPPX), a regulatory subunit of neuronal Kv4.2 potassium channels. Specimens from 20 patients evaluated on a service basis by tissue-based immunofluorescence yielded a synaptic immunostaining pattern consistent with DPPX-IgG (serum, 20; CSF, all 7 available). ...
Scher Jose U JU Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, New York University School of Medicine and Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New - - 2014
Objective: To characterize the diversity and taxonomic relative abundance of the gut microbiota in patients with never-treated, recent-onset psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Methods: High-throughput 16S rRNA pyrosequencing was utilized to compare community composition of gut microbiota in PsA patients (n=16), subjects with psoriasis of the skin (Ps) (n=15) and healthy, matched-controls ...
Lyu Hailong H Mental Health Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Key Laboratory of Psychiatry and Mental Health of Hunan Province, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, PR - - 2014
Shared neuropathological features between schizophrenia patients and their siblings may represent intermediate phenotypes of schizophrenia and can be used to investigate genetic susceptibility to the illness. This study aimed to discover regional white matter abnormalities in first-episode schizophrenia (FES) patients and their unaffected siblings compared to healthy subjects in the ...
Choi B Y BY Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
We investigated the clinical characteristics of pleural effusion in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A prospective analysis of 17 SLE patients with pleural effusion (seven lupus pleuritis, eight transudative effusions and two parapneumonic effusions) was performed. Thirty non-SLE patients with pleural effusion were recruited as controls. A pleural fluid ANA titer ...
Panka David J DJ medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - - 2014
BRAF inhibitors (BRAFi) have led to clinical benefit in patients with melanoma. The development of a blood-based assay to detect and quantify BRAF levels in these patients has diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive capabilities that could guide treatment decisions. Blood BRAFV600E detection and quantification was performed on samples from 128 patients ...
Haddad Amir A From the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto Psoriatic Arthritis Program, and the Centre for Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Psoriatic Arthritis Program is funded in part by The Arthritis Society, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Krembil Foundation. Dr. Haddad was supported by fellowship grants from the Krembil Foundation and UCB. A. Haddad, MD, Clinical Research Fellow; A. Thavaneswaran, MMath, Biostatistician; F. Abji, MSc; F. Pellett, BSc; V. Chandran, MBBS, MD, DM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; J.E. Wither, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine and Immunology; D.D. Gladman, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, and Director, University of Toronto Psoriatic Arthritis Program, and Deputy Director, Centre for Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital. Address correspondence to Dr. D.D. Gladman, Centre for Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St., 1E-410B, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada. E-mail: dafna.gladman@utoronto.ca. Accepted for publication August 6, - - 2014
The occurrence of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is common in chronic immune mediated disorders. This increased monoclonal antibody production could result from chronic stimulation of lymphocytes, with the immunoglobulin G (IgG) subtype accounting for the majority of cases in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). We aimed to identify IgG subclass ...
Em Serda S Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilition, Division of Rheumatology, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakir, - - 2014
In this study, we investigated the activity of serum relaxin in female patients with benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS), locomotor system findings accompanying BJHS, and its relation to relaxin. Into the study, female patients with BJHS and healthy women as the control group were included. The patients were diagnosed by ...
Siddiq Md Abu Bakar MA Feni Diabetes Hospital (FDH), Feni, - - 2014
Enthesitis is a prominent feature of spondyloarthropathy (SpA) and persisting enthesitis may be a presenting symptom either alone or in combination with peripheral synovitis and/or inflammatory back pain. To describe a series of SpA patients, with persistent enthesitis as first manifestation. This is a cross-sectional study. All SpA patients visiting ...
Ko Kwang Il KI Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the dialysate MCP-1 (dMCP-1) and systemic inflammatory and nutritional markers in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. In addition, we examined the prognostic value of dMCP-1 on all-cause or cardiovascular mortality in these patients. Methods: We prospectively followed 169 prevalent ...
Szkandera Joanna - - 2014
Abstract Background: Recent evidence indicates toward a role of uric acid (UA) as a potential antioxidant. Elevated UA levels were shown to be associated with better survival in various malignancies. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic relevance of pre-operative UA levels on cancer-specific survival (CSS) ...
Meeus Mira M Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, - - 2014
The current study had two objectives. (1) to compare objective and self-report measures in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) according to the 1994 Center for Disease Control (CDC) criteria, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), and healthy controls, and (2) to contrast CFS patients who only fulfill CDC criteria to ...
Andresen Morten M Clinic of Neurosurgery, Copenhagen University Hospital, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100, Copenhagen E, Denmark, - - 2014
Reference values and physiological measurements of intracranial pressure (ICP) are primarily reported in the supine position, while reports of ICP in the vertical position are surprisingly rare considering that humans maintain the vertical position for the majority of the day. In order to distinguish normal human physiology from disease entities ...
Mori M M Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, - - 2014
SUMMARY An outbreak of leptospirosis occurred in the South of Belgium, during August 2012, in teenagers who participated in two consecutive adventure scout camps near the Semois river. Among the symptomatic patient population (ten scouts), clinical manifestations included headache (70%), myalgia (50%), fever (50%), bilateral conjunctival injection (50%), general malaise ...
Mękal D D Department of Clinical Nursing, Warsaw Medical University, 27 Ciolka St., Warsaw, 01-445, Poland, - - 2014
This study aimed to assess and compare the nutritional status and life quality of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and systemic sclerosis (SSc). Thirty patients with stable COPD and 32 patients with SSc were examined. In all patients, the following parameters were measured: fat mass, fat-free mass, total ...
Gertz Morie A MA Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2014
Amyloid cardiomyopathy should be suspected in any patient who presents with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. In patients with echocardiographic evidence of ventricular thickening and without a clear history of hypertension, infiltrative cardiomyopathy should be considered. If imaging suggests the presence of amyloid deposits, confirmation by biopsy is required, ...
Lorente D D Prostate Cancer Targeted Therapy Group and Drug Development Unit, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, Downs Road, Sutton SM2 5PT, Surrey, - - 2014
Background:Abiraterone is a CYP17A1 inhibitor that improves survival in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Abiraterone is licensed in combination with prednisone 5 mg twice daily to prevent a syndrome of secondary mineralocorticoid excess. We hypothesised that a 'steroid switch' from prednisone to dexamethasone would induce secondary responses in patients progressing on abiraterone ...
Sobczyk Dorota - - 2014
INTRODUCTION Diagnosing the cause of chest pain should consider both acute coronary syndrome and other serious conditions. OBJECTIVES to assess the usefulness of limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) with A-F mnemonic in patients with suspected NSTE-ACS and the impact of TTE on therapeutic decisions. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study was ...
Sairaku Akinori A Department of Cardiology, Nagoya Daini Red Cross - - 2014
Some patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) acquire long-term freedom from AF by pulmonary vein (PV) isolation alone. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the characteristics of their atrial substrate.We studied 20 patients with persistent AF to examine the distribution of fractionated atrial potentials (FAP) and that ...
Kwong Norra N N Kwong, Thyroid Section, Division of Endocrinology, Hypertension and Diabetes, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, United - - 2014
Background: Well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC) generally has a favorable prognosis. However, patients with distant metastatic disease experience progression of disease with higher mortality. A subset of patients not previously described may challenge the conventional dogma regarding the progressive nature of all metastatic WDTC. Methods: Through analysis of our database, we ...
Camus Marine M Marine Camus, Dennis M Jensen, Gordon V Ohning, Thomas O Kovacs, Rome Jutabha, Kevin A Ghassemi, Gustavo A Machicado, Gareth S Dulai, CURE Hemostasis Research Group, CURE Digestive Diseases Research Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United - - 2014
To describe the prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of end stage liver disease (ESLD) patients with severe epistaxis thought to be severe upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH). This observational single center study included all consecutive patients with ESLD and epistaxis identified from consecutive subjects hospitalized with suspected UGIH and prospectively enrolled ...
Sánchez-Montes Cristina C Cristina Sánchez-Montes, Vicente Ortiz, Guillermo Bastida, Ester Rodríguez, María Yago, Belén Beltrán, Mariam Aguas, Marisa Iborra, Vicente Garrigues, Julio Ponce, Pilar Nos, Gastroenterology Unit, Hospital Universitari i Politécnic La Fe, 46026 Valencia, - - 2014
To investigate the influence of thiopurines and biological drugs on the presence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in patients with inactive Crohn's disease (CD). This was a prospective study in patients with CD in remission and without corticosteroid treatment, included consecutively from 2004 to 2010. SIBO was investigated using ...
Cengic Ismet I Ismet Cengic, Derya Tureli, Hilal Aydin, Onur Bugdayci, Davut Tuney, Department of Radiology, Marmara University Pendik Research and Education Hospital, 34899 Istanbul, - - 2014
To highlight magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) for diagnosis of patients with refractory iron deficiency anemia and normal endoscopy results. Fifty-three patients diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia refractory to treatment and normal gastroscopy and colonoscopy results were admitted to this prospective study between June 2013 and December 2013. All patients underwent ...
Lin Chih-Lin CL *Department of Gastroenterology, Taipei City Hospital, Ren-Ai branch †Department of Psychology, National Chengchi University ‡Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine §Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology ∥Hepatitis Research Center **Department of Medical Research, National Taiwan University Hospital #Department of Internal Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei ¶Department of Hepatology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch and School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, - - 2014
Aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index (APRI) and FIB-4 index are noninvasive biomarkers to evaluate hepatic fibrosis. However, their usefulness in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients remains unclear. A total of 631 CHB patients were enrolled and randomly divided into a training set (n=420) and a validation set (n=211). Areas ...
Roland Bani Chander BC *Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine §Johns Hopkins Hospital GI Lab and Motility Center, Baltimore, MD †Department of Biostatistics, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT ‡Independent Contractor, Williamsville, - - 2014
Altered small intestinal motility is thought to contribute to the development of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). The clinical manifestations of SIBO and consequent malabsorption are wide ranging and include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, and nutritional deficiencies. However, due to the nonspecific nature of symptoms, the diagnosis may ...
Benedetti Nancy N From the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of incidental ascending aortic dilation and its significance over time in 55- to 80-year-olds undergoing routine computed tomographic scans. Chest computed tomography reports for 64,092 patients who met the inclusion criteria were used to determine the prevalence of incidental ascending ...
Kim Suk Jae SJ Department of Neurology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
Background: Both basal collaterals (BC) and cortical microvascularization (CM) on angiography have been suggested as moyamoya disease (MMD)-specific findings; however, it is unknown whether the vascular network represents compensatory mechanisms for vascular occlusion or aberrant active neovascularization. Methods: We investigated the grade of antegrade MCA flow, the degree of BC, ...
Sharma Ashish K AK Department of Nephrology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia; Department of Medicine (RMH), The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, - - 2014
Plasma aluminum (Al) is routinely tested in many dialysis patients. Aluminum exposure may lead to acute toxicity and levels in excess of ∼2.2 μmol/L (60 μg/L) should be avoided. Historically, toxicity has been caused by excessive dialyzate Al but modern reverse osmosis (RO) water should be Al free. Nevertheless, many units continue ...
Arici Ceyhun C Department of Ophthalmology, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty , Istanbul , Turkey - - 2014
Abstact Purpose: Since acromegaly is a disease with various systemic complications, it may also have ophthalmologic consequences. The aim of the current study was to compare the tear osmolarity and tear function changes in patients with acromegaly with those in healthy controls. Design: Prospective, cross-sectional study. Materials and methods: Fifty-nine ...
Ahmed Amna N AN Department of Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre , London, Ontario , - - 2014
Cardiac biomarker troponin can be elevated in patients without a primary cardiac diagnosis and may have prognostic value. We conducted a systematic review to estimate the prevalence and prognostic significance of elevated troponin levels in patients admitted to hospital without a primary cardiac diagnosis. Literature search was done using MEDLINE ...
Strube Wolfgang W Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, - - 2014
Impaired neuroplastic responses following non-invasive brain stimulation have been reported repeatedly in schizophrenia patients. These findings have been associated with deficits in GABAergic, glutamatergic and cholinergic neurotransmission. While various neurophysiological studies have indicated a relationship between nicotine and neuroplasticity in healthy individuals, the present study is the first investigation into ...
Mascioli G G Division of Arrhythmology, Cliniche Humanitas Gavazzeni, Bergamo - - - 2014
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an effective therapy for patients with reduced systolic function and enlarged QRS. Recently, some Authors have demonstrated that the presence of positive antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) may play a role in the development of heart failure in a population of patients implanted with PM. We investigated ...
Koulmane Laxminarayana Sindhura L SL Department of Pathology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Udupi, Karnataka, - - 2014
We report a series of three patients with end-stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis presenting with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) as an unusual manifestation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. All three patients were middle-aged men. They presented with fever, pancytopenia, varying degrees of hepatosplenomegaly, abnormal liver function tests, coagulopathy, increased serum ferritin, and ...
Smith Leo T LT Psychiatry Registrar, Alfred Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Melbourne, VIC, Australia - - 2014
We present a case of confirmed clozapine-induced myocarditis in a patient who was not naïve to the drug. This patient, who had been stable on clozapine for 10 years, relapsed following self-cessation. Asymptomatic throughout inpatient re-titration, serum cardiac enzymes were nonetheless routinely taken. Occult myocarditis was only discovered due to ...
Angeli Paolo P Department of Medicine (DIMED), University of Padova, Italy Unit of Hepatic Emergencies and Liver Transplantation, Padova, - - 2014
Prognostic stratification of patients with cirrhosis is common clinical practice. This study compares the prognostic accuracy (28-day and 90-day transplant-free mortality) of the acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) classification (no ACLF, ACLF grades 1, 2 and 3) with that of acute kidney injury (AKI) classification (no AKI, AKI stages 1, 2 ...
Abdelkader Nadia Abdelaaty NA Department of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, - - 2014
Neurological complications occur in a large number of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and range from peripheral neuropathy to cognitive impairment. We studied the association between neuropathy and HCV-related chronic liver disease. Fifty patients with HCV-related chronic liver disease were enrolled in this prospective case-control study. Patients ...
Beegle Richard D RD Department of Radiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, - - 2014
Hepatocellular adenomas (HCAs) are a common complication in patients with glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I). In this series, we report regression of HCAs in a cohort of patients who achieved metabolic control with strict dietary therapy. A retrospective review of the clinical records for all patients with GSD ...
Cho Jae-Hoon JH Department of Neurosurgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, 130, Dongduk-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, 700-721, Republic of - - 2014
Microembolic signal (MES) monitoring with transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) may allow for early prediction of thromboembolisms following endovascular coiling of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs). However, the method has not gained widespread use and may benefit from correlation with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of acute ischemic lesions after coiling. This purposed to ...
Tsutsumi Koichiro K Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan, - - 2014
In endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for patients who have undergone a pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with a Braun anastomosis, two different approaches are available: the afferent-limb route and the efferent-limb route. This study was to clarify the usefulness of a short double-balloon enteroscope (DBE) in ERCP for prior-PD patients, and to reveal ...
Stevens Shanlee M SM University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, - - 2014
The larynx and hypopharynx are common sites for head and neck cancer, which shares many risk factors with upper digestive tract disease. Patient survival with malignancies depends on stage at the time of diagnosis. Endoscopic screening of the hypopharynx is neither routinely performed in clinical practice nor has it been ...
Markowitz Joseph J Division of Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, - - 2014
Elevated levels of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) induced by tumor-derived factors are associated with inhibition of immune responses in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. We hypothesized that pro-MDSC cytokines and levels of MDSC in the peripheral blood would be elevated in pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients with progressive disease. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells ...
Jia Fengyu F Blood Purification Center, General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command of Chinese PLA, Jinan, 250031, - - 2014
To discuss the effect of continuous blood purification (CBP) on the prognosis of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) patients. Twenty-seven patients were selected for this study, who had previously been treated at the Blood Purification Center of the General Hospital of Jinan Military Region from May 2007 to October 2010. All patients ...
Fan Xing X Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, Capital Medical University, No. 6 Tiantan Xili, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100050, - - 2014
Most patients with low-grade gliomas (LGGs) experience epileptic seizures as an initial symptom. However, the mechanism of LGG-related epilepsy is poorly understood. Genetic changes in brain tumors influence epileptic seizures, but few biomarkers have been associated with LGG-related seizures. We investigated the association between LGG-related epilepsy and tumor-specific molecular changes. ...
Cavalcanti Laura Grein LG DDS. MSc in Dentistry, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba- PR, Brazil. Universidade Federal do Paraná - Campus Jardim Botânico, Curso de Odontologia - Departamento de Estomatologia, Av. Prefeito Lothário Meissner, 632, Jardim Botânico, Curitiba - PR - Brasil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a genetic disease that is characterized by several congenital abnormalities, progressive bone marrow failure, and is associated with an increased susceptibility to malignant disorders. Currently, the only potential cure for hematological disorders is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, one of the most common complications after ...
Goghari Vina M VM Clinical Neuroscience of Schizophrenia (CNS) Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies suggest abnormalities in the white matter microstructure of the fornix in schizophrenia patients. Research evaluating schizophrenia patient and relatives also suggests that the white matter microstructure of the fornix is heritable. However, previous studies have been hindered by limited DTI methodology. Therefore, the goal of ...
Lin X X Department of Paediatric Intensive Care Units, Huai'an Maternity and Child Health Hospital of Yangzhou University, Huai'an, 223002, Jiangsu Province, - - 2014
MiRNA expression profiles previously showed the higher expression of microRNA(miR)-335 in bone marrow samples of pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients than normal controls. Our aim was to investigate associations of miR-335 expression with tumor progression and prognosis in pediatric AML. Real-time quantitative PCR was performed to detect the expression ...
Lyakhovitsky Anna A Department of Dermatology, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat-Gan, - - 2014
Several studies have revealed a high prevalence of thyroid disorders in patients with alopecia areata. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the frequency of thyroid function abnormalities and anti-thyroid auto-antibodies in patients with new onset alopecia areata on their first visit to a community dermatology clinic. The ...
Wang Doris D DD Departments of Neurological - - 2014
Object Cortical malformations and inflammatory encephalopathy are among common etiologies for medically refractory epilepsy in children. On rare occasions, lesions can affect an entire cerebral hemisphere while sparing the other; the 2 processes that can manifest in this manner are hemimegalencephaly (HME) and Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE). Although the clinical course ...
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