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Higashihara Eiji E Department of ADPKD Research, Kyorin University School of Medicine, 6-20-2 Shinkawa, Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-8611, Japan, - - 2014
The total kidney volume (TKV) and total liver volume (TLV) increase and renal function decreases progressively in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Somatostatin analogues, such as octreotide, reduce these increases in TKV and TLV. The aim of this study was to examine the safety of the short-term ...
Szmigielska-Kaplon Anna A Department of Hematology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, - - 2014
The bone marrow niche functions are modulated by complicated cytokines network. The aim of our study was to evaluate the levels of VCAM-1, VEGF, MMP-9 and SDF during mobilization of CD34+ cells in patients with hematological malignancies. Thirty four patients were enrolled to the study (19F, 15 M) at median ...
Kurt Semiha S Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama; Department of Neurology, Gaziosmanpasa University Faculty of Medicine, Tokat, - - 2014
Objectives: We did a retrospective analysis of the clinical, pathological, and electrophysiological features of 21 cases of asymptomatic vasculitic neuropathy (AsVN). Methods: Among 270 patients with biopsy proven vasculitic neuropathy, we identified 21 (7.8%) who had asymptomatic neuropathy. Results: Of the 21 patients with AsVN, 11 were women and 10 ...
Caria Stefania - - 2014
Infrequent dialysis, namely once-a-week session combined with very low-protein, low-phosphorus diet supplemented with ketoacids was reported as a useful treatment schedule for ESRD patients with markedly reduced residual renal function but preserved urine output. This study reports our findings from the application of a weekly dialysis schedule plus less severe ...
Kang Ky K Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon St Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea , Incheon , South - - 2014
Objectives: The formation of spinal syndesmophytes is an important outcome measure in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) but the predictors of new syndesmophyte development in female AS patients are unknown. This longitudinal study aimed to assess the rate and predictors of development of new syndesmophytes over a 2-year period in female AS ...
Okada S S Department of Paediatrics, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine , Ube , - - 2014
Objectives: To establish the optimal inflammation control of Kawasaki disease (KD), we investigated the clinical and pathophysiological basis of pericardial effusion (PE) during the acute phase of KD. Method: Clinical and laboratory features of Japanese KD children with PE (PE group: n = 9) and without PE (non-PE group: n ...
Both Tim T Division of Clinical Immunology and Division of Nephrology and Transplantation, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Immunology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. - - 2014
Our objectives were to analyse the prevalence of distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) in primary SS (pSS) and to compare a novel urinary acidification test with furosemide and fludrocortisone (FF) with the gold standard ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) to detect dRTA. Urinary acidification was assessed in 57 pSS patients using NH4Cl ...
Giossi Alessia A From the U.O. Neurologia (A.G.), Istituto Clinico S. Anna, Brescia; Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Sperimentali (P.C., A.M., L.P., I.V., V.D.G., A. Padovani, A. Pezzini), Clinica Neurologica, Università degli Studi di Brescia; U.O. di Recupero e Rieducazione Funzionale (E.D.Z.), IRCCS Fondazione Don Gnocchi, Milano; Stroke Unit (M.G.), Neurologia Vascolare, Spedali Civili di Brescia; U.O. Neurologia (P.B., G.T., M. Carletti), Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria Borgo Trento, Verona; U.O.C. Neurologia (N. Checcarelli), Ospedale Valduce, Como; Dipartimento di Neuroscienze (G.M.), Università di Padova; U.O.C. Neurologia (M.M.), Ospedale di Arzignano; S.O.C. Neurologia (M. Chinaglia), Ospedale di Rovigo; and Sezione di Biologia e Genetica (M.R., N. Chiarelli, M. Colombi), Dipartimento di Medicina Molecolare e Traslazionale, Università degli Studi di Brescia, - - 2014
To investigate the prevalence of connective tissue abnormalities in patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissections (sCeAD). We systematically assessed clinically detectable signs of connective tissue aberration in a series of consecutive patients with sCeAD and of age- and sex-matched patients with ischemic stroke unrelated to CeAD (non-CeAD IS) by a ...
de Havenon Adam A From the Department of Neurology (A.d.H.), University of Washington, Seattle; and the Departments of Ophthalmology (Z.J., K.D.), Radiology (L.L., L.S.), and Neurology (S.A., K.D.), University of Utah, Salt Lake City. - - 2014
To characterize a cohort of patients with the signs and symptoms of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), but with clinical and radiologic involvement of the spinal cord. We report 2 cases of PRES with spinal cord involvement and identified an additional 6 cases in the Medline database using various search ...
Navaneethan Udayakumar U Department of Gastroenterology, Digestive Disease Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA - - 2014
The comparative outcomes of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are unclear; the aim of our study was to make an objective comparison. A total of 273 patients with PSC and inflammatory bowel disease (223 with UC and 50 with CD) were ...
Cao Chun C Department of Hematology, Key Lab of Hematology of Sichuan Province, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, - - 2014
The human organic cation transporter 1 (hOCT1) is the major active influx protein responsible for the transport of imatinib mesylate (IM) into cells. Previous studies have used (14)C-labeled IM to demonstrate a link between chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) molecular response and hOCT1 activity. However, this method is not convenient in ...
Jin Jianmin - - 2014
BackgroundAllergy and Aspergillus hypersensitivity (AH) were shown to be associated with severe symptoms or worse lung function in COPD patients. The prevalence of elevated total IgE (T-IgE) and its association with clinical symptoms and lung function in COPD have not been studied. The prevalence of AH and its correlation with ...
Lee Ko-Chao KC Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital - Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
Nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms make diagnosis of amebiasis difficult. Certain colonoscopic findings predict amebic colitis while others suggest different diagnoses. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic capability of colonic evaluation of amebiasis. We retrospectively reviewed data of all amebiasis cases admitted to our institution between 2003 and 2012. Cases were diagnosed ...
Freeman Jennifer J JJ Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Mott Children's Hospital, 1540 E. Hospital Dr., SPC 4211, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-4211, USA, - - 2014
To report a previously poorly recognized process of secondary formation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-like process, specifically Crohn's-like changes in pediatric surgery patients who underwent major small bowel and colorectal surgery. We describe potential etiologies, presenting symptoms and treatment approaches. Retrospective chart review of patients with history of either chronic, ...
Cachia A A 1] INSERM UMR 894, Centre de Psychiatrie & Neurosciences, Paris, France [2] Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France [3] CNRS UMR 8240, Laboratoire de Psychologie du développement et de l'Éducation de l'Enfant, Paris, France [4] Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, - - 2014
Hallucinations, and auditory hallucinations (AH) in particular, constitute the most typical and disabling schizophrenia symptoms. Although visual hallucinations (VH) have been largely neglected in psychiatric disorders, a recent review reported a 27% mean prevalence of VH in schizophrenia patients. The pathophysiology underlying VH in schizophrenia remains elusive. Several schizophrenia studies ...
Rogers Gary F - - 2014
Objective :  To describe the subtle clinical features, genetic considerations, and management of progressive postnatal pansynostosis, a rare form of multisutural craniosynostosis that insidiously occurs after birth and causes inconspicuous cranial changes. Design, Participants, Setting :  The study is a retrospective chart review of all patients diagnosed with progressive postnatal ...
Banwait Ranjit R Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2014
Disease assessment in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM) is dependent on the percent involvement of B-cell neoplasm in the bone marrow and IgM paraprotein in the serum. A subset of patients also demonstrates extramedullary involvement, which is infrequently examined. The role of extramedullary involvement in the diagnosis and prognosis of WM is ...
Abe Tomoko T Department of Nephrology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65, Tsuruma-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 464-8550, - - 2014
Previous studies have suggested that high neutrophil/lymphocyte ratios are related to worse outcome in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Patients with end-stage renal disease, especially those with inflammation, are at an increased risk of premature mortality, primarily because of cardiovascular disease. We aimed to clarify if high neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio is associated ...
Lin Chin-Yao CY Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taiwan Adventist Hospital , Taipei , Taiwan - - 2014
Abstract Background: The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is associated with peripheral vascular atherosclerosis, adverse cardiovascular outcomes, and all-cause mortality. However, there were limited data available on studying the effect of interleg ABI difference. Methods: We investigated the association of the interleg ABI difference with overall and cardiovascular mortality in chronic hemodialysis ...
Zhai Chun-Juan CJ Department of Cardiology, Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University , Jinan, Shandong , China - - 2014
Abstract Aim: To assess the effects and safety of iron-based phosphate binders in adult patients receiving dialysis. Methods: We electronically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and CBM for randomized controlled trials about iron-based phosphate binders in adult dialysis patients. Study quality was assessed using the criteria outlined in the Cochrane Handbook ...
Koo Soo Kweon SK Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Busan Saint Mary's Medical Center, Pusan, South Korea, - - 2014
The objective of the study was to determine the effect of the maxillary sinus on the voice. The prospective study was conducted at an academic secondary referral center. A prospective chart review of 43 patients (17 males, 26 females) who conducted a voice recording and survey before and 3 months after ...
Williamson John B JB a Malcom Randall VAMC , Gainesville , FL , - - 2014
Objective: This was to learn how chronic right hemispheric damage (RHD) versus left hemispheric damage (LHD) may influence attentional biases in proximal and distal space. Background: Prior research has suggested that the left hemisphere primarily attends to proximal space and the right hemisphere to distal space. The purpose of this ...
Batla Amit A Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United - - 2014
We previously reported on a cohort of dystonic tremor and patients with scans without evidence of dopaminergic deficit (SWEDDs). We aim to report the long-term clinical and imaging follow-up of these patients. Patients with at least 5-year follow-up were included. These patients had an asymmetric arm tremor, a previous diagnosis ...
Calviño Jesús - - 2014
Sleep disorders are frequent in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Among them, restless legs syndrome (RLS) may affect up to 60% of patients on dialysis, and it has been related to a poor quality of life and higher cardiovascular risk. Despite its high prevalence in advanced stages of renal disease, RLS ...
Biyik Murat M 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Meram School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey; 2Nephrology Clinic, Karaman State Hospital, Karaman, Turkey; 3Department of Internal Medicine, Meram School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey; and 4Gastroenterology Clinic, Karaman State Hospital, Karaman, - - 2014
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are extensively prescribed drugs usually used for a long period. Recent reports linked PPI use with development of hypomagnesemia. However, there is still uncertainty regarding risk of hypomagnesemia in outpatients who were on long-term PPI use. Thus, we aimed to evaluate frequency of hypomagnesemia among a ...
Han Jinu J http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8607-6625 Institute of Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To describe the ophthalmological manifestations in patients with childhood onset Leigh syndrome (LS) and investigate the correlation between genotypes and phenotypes in patients with LS. Childhood onset LS was clinically and enzymatically confirmed in a total of 63 patients. Among them, 44 patients who underwent ophthalmologic consultation were included in ...
Mahfouz R R Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, - - 2014
Contact of peripheral blood lymphocytes with Helicobacter pylori was proved to induce non- major histocompatibility complex-restricted cytotoxicity and natural killer cells are thought to play an important role in the immunity against H. pylori. In this research, we investigated any possible association between killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) genotypes and H. ...
Heng Ee Ling EL Department of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College, London, - - 2014
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels are elevated in patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF), the clinical significance of which remains uncertain. Ninety consecutive adults (≥16 years) with rTOF (mean age 32.7±11.3 years, 64% men) were prospectively recruited from a single tertiary centre, together with 15 age-matched and gender-matched controls. Patients with ...
Genovesi Simonetta S Department of Health Science, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy Nephrology Unit, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, - - 2014
Oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) is the choice treatment for thromboembolism prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF), although data about OAT use in haemodialysis (HD) patients with AF are contradictory. The effect of OAT on the risk of mortality, stroke and bleeding was prospectively evaluated in a population of HD patients with ...
Cachia David D Department of Neuro-Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, - - 2014
Cryptococcal meningitis is the most common manifestation of cryptococcosis and is caused by the encapsulated yeast organism Cryptococcus neoformans. It occurs most commonly in patients with impaired cell-mediated immunity such as in HIV infection; patients with hematological malignancies; patients post solid-organ transplantation; on chronic steroids or immunosuppressants. Clinically, stroke can ...
Edson-Heredia E E Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, - - 2014
Previous studies have demonstrated that patients with psoriasis have higher rates of comorbidities compared to the general population. Despite the clinical and economic burden of psoriatic disease, there have been few large-scale observational studies focused on this condition. To assess rates of cardiovascular, autoimmune, infectious and other conditions in patients ...
Yang Xiao-Jun XJ Xiao-Jun Yang, Tian Gan, Lei Wang, Xiao-Yan Zhao, Department of Gastroenterology, Xinqiao Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400037, - - 2014
To investigate the feasibility and safety of pH capsule to monitor pH in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Ninety-one patients with symptoms suggestive of GERD were enrolled in this study, 46 of whom were randomized to the pH capsule group; the remaining 45 patients used the conventional catheter and ...
Ablanedo-Terrazas Yuria Y Center for Research in Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Mexico City, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intralesional bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor, in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated Kaposi's sarcoma of the upper airway receiving antiretroviral therapy. A pilot randomized, open, phase II study. HIV-infected patients with Kaposi's ...
Miyazaki Shinsuke S Cardiovascular Center, Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, - - 2014
The utility of compound motor action potential (CMAP) monitoring for anticipating phrenic nerve injury (PNI) during cryoballoon ablation has been reported. We sought to compare two different CMAP recording techniques and evaluated the feasibility during pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) and superior vena cava isolation (SVCI) using radiofrequency energy. Forty-two ...
Altunoglu Esma E Internal Medical Clinic, Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to determine the systemic levels of oxidative stress markers, such as ischemia-modified albumin (IMA), advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and the prooxidant-antioxidant balance (PAB), to clarify protein redox homeostasis in patients with Alzheimer's disease, and to compare them ...
Kitano Masataka M Department of Pediatric Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, - - 2014
We studied whether the pressure exerted by the Amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) disk on the Valsalva sinus wall (VW) is a risk factor for erosion and attempted to determine the pressure that may trigger erosion. The causes and mechanisms of erosion after ASO placement remain unclear. We reviewed 665 consecutive ...
Cai Chi C The Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical - - 2014
Background:The effect of adiposity on response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and long-term outcome in patients undergoing CRT has not been previously reported. This study assessed the impact of baseline body mass index (BMI) on cardiac reverse remodeling and prognosis following CRT.Methods and Results:A total of 247 CRT patients were included and ...
Dalamaga Maria M Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Medical School, University of Athens, "Attikon" General University Hospital , Athens , Greece - - 2014
Abstract Context: A proteomic analysis has proposed fetuin-A (alpha-2-HS-glycoprotein) as a new potential marker for pancreatic cancer (PC). Objective: Circulating fetuin-A levels in patients with PC. Methods: Serum fetuin-A was measured in 81 cases with PC and 81 matched controls before the initiation of any treatment. Results: Serum fetuin-A was ...
Jotoku Masanori M Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology, Hypertension and Nephrology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine , Ehime , - - 2014
Abstract To examine the association between pulsatility index (PI) in the common carotid artery (CCA) as a marker of vascular resistance and cardiovascular risk factors, including serum homocysteine and inflammation, 67 hypertensive patients were enrolled. PI correlated with homocysteine and interleukin-6, monocyte count, gender, age and BMI, with monocyte count ...
Yigit Irem Pembegul IP Department of Nephrology, Malatya Government Hospital , Malatya , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Background: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a member of lipocalin family and released from many tissues and cells. We aimed to investigate the relationship among serum NGAL levels, the inflammation markers (IL-6, hs-CRP, TNF-α) and different vascular access types used in dialysis patients. Methods: The study population included 90 ...
Gayraud F F a Université de Lyon, Université Lumière , Lyon , - - 2014
Patients in locked-in syndrome show normal or near normal mental abilities that contrast with the limited motor capacity that hinders voluntary communication. However, eye movements and blinking are usually preserved and can be used to establish a communication system. We report an exceptional case of locked-in syndrome. The aetiology was ...
Tang Ri-Bo RB Department of Cardiology, Beijing An Zhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Chaoyang District, Beijing Zip 100029, - - 2014
Transient ST-T elevation (STE) is a rare complication that occurs during transseptal catheterization. This study aims to delineate the incidence and characteristics of transient STE during transseptal catheterization for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Consecutive patients who underwent fluoroscopy-guided transseptal catheterization for circumferential pulmonary vein radiofrequency ablation in Beijing An Zhen ...
Posch Maximilian G MG Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB), Berlin, Germany Charité Research Organisation GmbH, Berlin, Germany - - 2014
Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) creates improvement of cardiac function in a small portion of patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (iDCM). Among other factors, cardiomyocyte hypertrophy seems to represent an important prerequisite for MCS-related cardiac recovery. We have previously shown that connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) leads to adaptive cardiomyocyte hypertrophy ...
Lefèvre Guillaume G Service de Médecine Interne, Unité d'Immunologie Clinique, Centre de Référence pour les Maladies Auto-Immunes et Systémiques Rares, Hôpital Claude Huriez, CHRU de Lille, Université Lille Nord de France, Laboratoire d'Immunologie, EA 2686, IMPRT IFR 114, CHRU de Lille, Faculté de Médecine H. Warembourg, Université Lille Nord de France, Lille, Service de Rhumatologie, Centre de Référence Maladies Systémiques Rares, CHU Hautepierre, Strasbourg, Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Pellegrin, CHU de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU Fort-De-France, La Meynard, Fort-De-France, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de Rouen, Hôpitaux de Rouen, Rouen, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, Service de Médecine Interne, Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hématologie, CH Bretagne Atlantique, Vannes-Auray, Vannes, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Foch, AP-HP, Suresnes, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de Limoges, Limoges, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de la Cavale-Blanche, Brest, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital de la Conception, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, Service de Rhumatologie, CHRU Jean Minjoz, Besançon, Service de Médecine, Pôle A, Rhumatologie, CH de Nevers, Nevers, Rhumatologue, Château-Thierry, France, Service de Rhumatologie - Médecine Interne, CHU Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium, Service de Pneumologie et Immuno-Allergologie, Centre de Compétence des Maladies Pulmonaires Rares, Hôpital Calmette, CHRU de Lille, Université de Lille Nord de France, Lille, Service de Médecine Interne 1, DHU-I2B, Centre de Référence des Maladies Neuromusculaires Paris-Est, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Roger Salengro, CHU de Lille, Université Lille Nord de France and Service de Médecine Interne 2, Centre de Référence Lupus et SAPL, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. Service de Médecine Interne, Unité d'Immunologie Clinique, Centre de Référence pour les Maladies Auto-Immunes et Systémiques Rares, Hôpital Claude Huriez, CHRU de Lille, Université Lille Nord de France, Laboratoire d'Immunologie, EA 2686, IMPRT IFR 114, CHRU de Lille, Faculté de Médecine H. Warembourg, Université Lille Nord de France, Lille, Service de Rhumatologie, Centre de Référence Maladies Systémiques Rares, CHU Hautepierre, Strasbourg, Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Pellegrin, CHU de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU Fort-De-France, La Meynard, Fort-De-France, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de Rouen, Hôpitaux de Rouen, Rouen, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, Service de Médecine Interne, Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hématologie, CH Bretagne Atlantique, Vannes-Auray, Vannes, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Foch, AP-HP, Suresnes, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de Limoges, Limoges, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de la Cavale-Blanche, Brest, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital de la Conception, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, Service de Rhumatologie, CHRU Jean Minjoz, Besançon, Service de Médecine, Pôle A, Rhumatologie, CH de Nevers, Nevers, Rhumatologue, Château-Thierry, France, Service de Rhumatologie - Médecine Interne, CHU Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium, Service de Pneumologie et Immuno-Allergologie, Centre de Compétence des Maladies Pulmonaires Rares, Hôpital Calmette, CHRU de Lille, Université de Lille Nord de France, Lille, Service de Médecine Interne 1, DHU-I2B, Centre de Référence des Maladies Neuromusculaires Paris-Est, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Roger Salengro, CHU de Lille, Université Lille Nord de France and Service de Médecine Interne 2, Centre de Référence Lupus et SAPL, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and characteristics of antisynthetase syndrome (ASS) revealed by polyarthritis. First we conducted a retrospective single-centre study to assess the frequency of ASS patients who presented with polyarthritis without pulmonary and/or muscle symptoms. Secondly, we conducted a larger, multicentre study in ...
De Felice K M KM Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Anti-TNFα biologics induce and maintain remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Also, they have been reported to induce or unmask idiopathic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (IIDD). To determine if anti-TNFα biologics increased the risk of IIDD in a large cohort of patients with IBD. We retrospectively ...
Huang Shi-Yu SY Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatric, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
Among 1,076 dengue patients, 9 patients with rhabdomyolysis and 1,067 patients without rhabdomyolysis (controls) were retrospectively analyzed. Of nine patients with rhabdomyolysis, the most commonly reported symptom other than fever was myalgia; dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) was found in seven cases, and acute kidney injury was found in six cases. ...
Chounta Athina A 4th Department of Internal Medicine, University of Athens, Medical School, - - 2014
Early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) before imaging signs appear remains an unmet medical need. Former publications suggest that soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a non-specific cancer marker. suPAR was validated for the detection of patients at risk for HCC. After an initial training set in 23 patients ...
Sakellariou Grigorios T GT Department of Rheumatology, Department of Endocrinology, 2 Department of Orthopaedics, Central Laboratory, 424 General Military Hospital, Laboratories 'Analysis', Second Medical Clinic, Department of Medicine, Ippokration General Hospital, 3 Department of Orthopaedics, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate serum periostin levels in patients with AS in comparison with healthy controls as well as their association with clinical, inflammatory and radiographic parameters and molecules involved in bone formation. Serum samples for periostin, total Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1), sclerostin, VEGF and inflammatory markers were ...
Bergis Dominik D Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Internal Medicine 1, Goethe University Hospital, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, - - 2014
Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy (CN) is a rare complication of diabetic foot syndrome associated with chronic inflammation of the foot and severe, limb-threatening musculoskeletal deformities. Aim of this study was to investigate patients with CN for comorbidities, amputations, ulcers, secondary diseases and mortality. The study was conducted at a specialized German hospital ...
Gharaee Hamid H Eye Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
The exact pathogenesis of pterygium has not been completely elucidated. Growth factors have been considered to play a role in pterygium formation. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is one of the principal mediators of angiogenesis, fibroblast stimulation and tissue remodeling in allergic conditions. The aim of this study was to ...
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