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Hirai Masayuki M Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori - - 2014
Background:Several reports have evaluated the association between seasonal variation and acute heart failure (AHF) onset. Cold weather may induce AHF, but the clinical characteristics of patients susceptible to AHF during winter have not been established. Clinical Scenario (CS) is used in the early clinical management of AHF, so we investigated ...
Yalcinkaya Emre E Department of Cardiology, Aksaz Military - - 2014
Background: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been found to be a good predictor of future adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Changes in the QRS terminal portion have also been associated with adverse outcomes following STEMI. Objective: To investigate the relationship between ECG ischemia grade and ...
Jo Sang-Ho SH Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang-si, South - - 2014
Objectives: This meta-analysis investigated the impact of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade on the occurrence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). Methods: Twelve studies comparing the use of RAAS blockade in a total of 4,493 patients undergoing a contrast-using procedure were included. The primary endpoint was the overall postprocedural incidence of CIN. Results: ...
Kraft Peter P Department of Neurology, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, - - 2014
Background: Animal models have implicated an integral role for coagulation factors XI (FXI) and XII (FXII) in thrombus formation and propagation of ischemic stroke (IS). However, it is unknown if these molecules contribute to IS pathophysiology in humans, and might be of use as biomarkers for IS risk and severity. ...
Rajendra Shanmugarajah S Gastro-Intestinal Viral Oncology Group, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, 2170, Australia; South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia; Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, South Western Sydney Local Health Network, Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales 2200, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
We investigated the role of high-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) in patients with Barrett's dysplasia (BD) and adenocarcinoma (EAC). Clearance vs persistence of HPV (DNA, E6 or E7 mRNA, and p16INK4A protein) and overexpression or mutation of p53 were determined for 40 patients who underwent endotherapy for BD or EAC. Following ...
Lee Dong Keon DK Department of Emergency Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, 162 Ilsandong, Wonju, 220-701, Republic of - - 2014
Generally, the mortality rate for cases of carbamate poisoning is low, but fatalities secondary to methomyl poisoning have been reported including a case report of cardiac toxicity following short-term exposure to methomyl. There have been no reports, however, regarding patterns of cardiac toxicity after exposure to methomyl. Therefore, we investigated ...
Koenighofer Martin M Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria, - - 2014
Hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder in developed countries and leads to a severe reduction in quality of life. In this uncontrolled case series, we evaluated the auditory development in patients suffering from congenital nonsyndromic hearing impairment related to preterm birth. Six patients delivered preterm (25th-35th gestational weeks) ...
Tanaka Akihiko - - 2014
BackgroundImmunoglobulin (Ig) E is well-known to play a critical role in allergic diseases. We investigated the association between longitudinal change in total IgE level and the asthma control in patients with adult asthma.MethodsFor this retrospective study, 154 patients with asthma aged 21¿82 years were recruited from the allergy and pulmonary ...
Uzunova I I Clinical Centre of Endocrinology, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, - - 2014
Objective: Growth hormone deficiency in adults (GHDA) is considered to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk, most commonly reflected by the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MS). However, there are still a limited number of studies comparing directly the MS prevalence in GHD patients to that in general population. The ...
Alkhalili Eyas E Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131, USA, - - 2014
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) and tertiary hyperparathyroidism (THPT) are disease entities in patients with chronic kidney disease that are caused by parathyroid hyperplasia. The role of preoperative localization studies in patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for these conditions remains poorly defined. To evaluate the utility of surgeon-performed neck ultrasound (US) as well as ...
Gunes Alime A Department of Ophthalmology - - 2014
ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate refractive errors in patients with migraine headache and to compare with healthy subjects. Materials and Methods: This prospective case-control study includes patients with migraine and age- and sex-matched healthy subjects. Clinical and demographic characteristics of the patients were noted. Detailed ophthalmological examinations were performed containing spherical ...
Huang Yan-Jie YJ Department of Pediatrics, First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Henan, China, - - 2014
The aim of this retrospective study was to define the clinical manifestations, pathological features and prognosis of children with membranoproliferative-like Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN), representing International Study of Kidney Disease in Children (ISKDC) grade VI. Among 245 patients with HSPN treated in our hospital between 2008 and 2010, nine patients ...
Uraoka Toshio T Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, - - 2014
Background and study aims: Lesions may be missed during colonoscopy because of anatomical features such as mucosal folds. This feasibility study assessed the safety and efficacy of a novel colonoscope with extra-wide angle of view, which provides a simultaneous lateral-backward view to complement the forward view. Patients and methods: Consecutive ...
Xu Wenhong W Department of Radiation Oncology, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, College of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to identify potential serum biomarkers of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and to detect DLBCL therapy response biomarkers. DLBCL serum proteomic analysis was performed using the CM10 ProteinChip mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS) approach combined with bioinformatics. A total of 178 samples were analyzed in this ...
Chung Hyemoon H Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
The three-dimensional (3D) dynamic change of mitral geometry during preload manipulation has not been fully investigated. We investigated how preload manipulation affected the mitral apparatus geometry in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients using 3D echocardiography. Twenty five HCM patients, thirteen with obstructive HCM (HOCM) and twelve with nonobstructive HCM (HNCM), and ...
Roggenbuck Dirk - - 2014
Abstract Background: Autoantibodies to exocrine-pancreatic glycoprotein 2 (anti-GP2) are Crohn's disease (CD) markers. However, CD-specific antibodies have also been found in celiac-disease (CeD) patients, in which type 1 diabetes-specific autoantibodies against endocrine pancreatic targets can be present. We investigated whether anti-GP2 are also present in CeD, a disease like CD ...
Genctoy Gultekin G Department of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University , Alanya, Antalya , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Background/Aim: The prevalence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) is reported between 17 and 56% in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Pathogenesis of PH in HD patients is still unclear. Malnutrition associating impaired pulmonary function tests in HD patients previously reported. Present study aimed to investigate an association between PH and nutrition and ...
Lasek-Bal A A Department of Neurology, Clinical Hospital no. 7 of Medical University of Silesia,Katowice, Poland - - - 2014
According to the performed trials, an introduction of the new oral anticoagulant drugs (NOAC) in the chronic anticoagulation in patients with non--valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is an interesting treatment option. In addition to the encouraging results of the randomized controlled trials the efficacy of this treatment modality in the real--world ...
Kuhn Brooks T BT Division of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, - - 2014
Background: Prostanoid therapy improves quality of life and may increase survival in patients with advanced pulmonary hypertension (PH). Balloon dilated atrial septostomy (BDAS) can palliate or bridge to transplantation for patients resistant to medical therapy. The safety and efficacy of BDAS in the prostanoid era has not previously been reported. ...
Michiels Sarah S *Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; †Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium; ‡Multidisciplinary Motor Centre Antwerp, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; and §Department of Translational Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, - - 2014
To assess, characterize, and quantify cervical spine dysfunction in patients with cervicogenic somatic tinnitus (CST) compared to patients suffering from other forms of chronic subjective non-pulsatile tinnitus. Cross-sectional study. Tertiary referral center. Consecutive adult patients suffering from chronic subjective non-pulsatile tinnitus were included. Exclusion criteria: Ménière's disease, middle ear pathology, ...
Platzgummer Hannes H Department of Applied Radiology and Image-Guided - - 2014
The lesser occipital nerve (LON) supplies the lateral part of the occiput and is-together with the greater occipital nerve (GON)-involved in headache pathogenesis. While the GON was described in high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS), the same does not apply to the LON. We aimed at characterizing the LON in HRUS, and present ...
Zaleski Ashley A *Mayo Clinic Arizona, Audiology Section, Scottsdale, Arizona; †Mayo Clinic Arizona, Neurology Section, Scottsdale, Arizona; and ‡Mayo Clinic Florida, Audiology Section, Jacksonville, Florida, - - 2014
Literature investigating otolith reflexes in patients with vestibular migraine (VM) is variable and primarily describes the descending saccular pathway. This research aimed to study ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) and cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) prevalence and response characteristics in patients with suspected VM and in control patients. ...
Oh Jung-Hwan - - 2014
Lateralization of horizontal semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HSC-BPPV) is very important for successful repositioning. The directions of lying-down nystagmus (LDN) and head-bending nystagmus (HBN) have been used as ancillary findings to identify the affected sites. This retrospective study was performed to evaluate the lateralizing values of LDN and ...
Goktekin Omer O Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Foundation Bezmialem University, Istanbul, - - 2014
We report our single-centre experience with the Solitaire AB self-expanding retrievable stent system in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. Demographic, clinical, and angiographic findings of thirty-eight consecutive patients with acute ischaemic stroke who underwent mechanical thrombectomy were evaluated retrospectively. The mean initial National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score ...
Hoshino Takao T From the Department of Neurology (T.H., T.N., K.M., S.T., S.M., K.I., S.U., K.K.), Department of Cardiology (T.S.), and Medical Research Institute (S.S.), Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan; Clinical Research Center for Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare, Tokyo, Japan (S.U.); and Center for Brain and Cerebral Vessels, Sanno Hospital Sanno Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan (S.U.). - - 2014
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is often difficult to detect in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We aimed to assess the predictive value of a prolonged QT interval corrected for heart rate (QTc) in PAF detection after acute ischemic stroke. We enrolled 972 patients with acute ischemic stroke consecutively extracted from ...
Rosé Carlos D CD Pediatrics, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, USA, Department of Radiology, Department of Ophthalmology, Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium, Unidad de Reumatologia Pediatrica, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Unité d'Immunologie, Hématologie et Rhumatologie Pediatrique, Hospital Necker-Enfants Malades, Inserm U 768, Imagine Foundation, Paris, Rheumatology Practice, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy, Seccion Reumatologia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fundación Biomédica Galicia Sur Hospital Meixoeiro, Hospital do Meixoeiro, Vigo, Spain, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Claude Huriez, Lille, France, Department of Rheumatology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, Department of Paediatrics, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai, India, Interdisciplinary Uveitis Center, Universitat Klinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Unidad de Reumatologia Pediatrica, Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Servicio de Rheumatologia, Hospital de Gran Canarias Dr Negrin, Las Palmas, Spain, Instituto de Puericultura e Pediatria Martagao Gesteira (IPPMG), Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Pédiatrie - Néphrologie, Médecine Interne et Hypertension, Hôpital des Enfants, Toulouse, France, Servicio de Immunologia/Reumatologia, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pediatric Clinic, Centre Hospitalier de Luxemburg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Division of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Department of Immunology-CDB, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain, Pattern Recognition Receptor Discovery Performance Unit, Immuno-inflammation Therapeutic Area, GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA and Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, - - 2014
To report baseline articular, functional and ocular findings of the first international prospective cohort study of Blau syndrome (BS). Three-year, multicentre, observational study on articular, functional (HAQ, Childhood HAQ and VAS global and pain), ophthalmological, therapeutic and radiological data in BS patients. Baseline data on the first 31 recruited patients ...
Hodgins N N Northern Ireland Plastic and Maxillofacial Service, Ulster Hospital, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT16 1RH, United Kingdom; Regional Burns Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT12 6BA, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Necrotising Fasciitis is a destructive infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Survival from the condition often necessitates patient referral for appropriate reconstructive surgery and supportive medical management. The aim of our study was to identify emerging patterns, characteristics and outcomes of necrotising fasciitis ...
Bache Sarah E SE Burns Unit, Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
It is acknowledged that activities such as dressing changes and bed sheet changes are high-risk events; creating surges in levels of airborne bacteria. Burns patients are particularly high dispersers of pathogens; due to their large, often contaminated, wound areas. Prevention of nosocomial cross-contamination is therefore one of the major challenges ...
Yan Li-Bo LB Center of Infectious Diseases, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, People's Republic of China; Division of Infectious Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, People's Republic of - - 2014
To evaluate the antiviral response of hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients who had baseline high viral load (HVL), defined as having hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA>9log 10 copies/mL, after 96weeks of entecavir (ETV) treatment. A total of 99 HBeAg-positive CHB patients (50 with HVL and ...
Grey Née Cotte Steffi S Department of Neurology, St. Josef-Hospital, Ruhr University, Bochum, - - 2014
Mitoxantrone is used on an off-label basis in primary progressive MS (PPMS). ABC-transporter-genotypes are associated with therapeutic response in relapsing/secondary progressive MS (RP/SPMS). To evaluate potential pharmacogenetic response markers for mitoxantrone in PPMS. 41 mitoxantrone-treated PPMS-patients, 155 mitoxantrone-treated RP/SPMS-patients and 43 PPMS-controls were retrospectively assessed for clinical therapy-response and in ...
Maller Jerome J JJ Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, The Alfred & Monash University Central Clinical School, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Differing levels of occipital lobe asymmetry and enlarged lateral ventricles have been reported within patients with bipolar disorder (BD) compared with healthy controls, suggesting different rates of occipital bending (OB). This may exert pressure on subcortical structures, such as the hippocampus, reduced among psychiatric patients. We investigated OB prevalence in ...
Reddy Vivek Y VY Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York2St John's Health Center, Santa Monica, California3Homolka Hospital, Prague, Czech - - 2014
While effective in preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), warfarin is limited by a narrow therapeutic profile, a need for lifelong coagulation monitoring, and multiple drug and diet interactions. To determine whether a local strategy of mechanical left atrial appendage (LAA) closure was noninferior to warfarin. PROTECT AF ...
Blohm Martin - - 2014
IntroductionElectrical velocimetry (EV) is a type of impedance cardiography, and is a non-invasive and continuously applicable method of cardiac output monitoring. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is non-invasive but discontinuous.MethodsWe compared EV with TTE in pediatric intensive care patients in a prospective single-center observational study. Simultaneous, coupled, left ventricular stroke volume measurements ...
Pöss Janine J Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, 66421, Homburg/Saar, Germany, - - 2014
Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) impairs endothelial integrity. The association of Ang-2 in the presence of oedema and outcome of patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) has not been investigated. Angiopoietin-2 was measured in 132 ADHF patients, which were included in a monocentric, prospective trial (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT01429857). Primary endpoint was all-cause death ...
Das Tapas T 1 Radiopharmaceuticals Chemistry Section, Radiochemistry and Isotope Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre , Mumbai, India - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The objective of the present work was to develop a freeze-dried ethylenediaminetetramethylene phosphonic acid (EDTMP) kit, suitable for the convenient and single-step preparation of (177)Lu-EDTMP, which is currently being evaluated as a promising radiopharmaceutical for providing palliative care to patients suffering from skeletal metastases and to assess the ...
Xie Dingding D Department of Spinal Surgery, The Drum Tower Clinical Medical College of Nanjing Medical University, Zhongshan Road No. 321, 210008, Nanjing, - - 2014
Chiari malformation type I (CMI) is characterized by deformed hindbrain. This study aimed to quantitatively evaluate the alterations in position of hindbrain after Posterior fossa decompression (PFD), and to identify the factors associated with syrinx resolution in pediatric patients with CMI. Eighty-seven patients, aged from 5 to 18 years, who underwent ...
Larrat Sylvie S Laboratoire de Virologie, Département des Agents Infectieux, Pôle Biologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Grenoble, CS10217, 38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, France Unit of Virus Host Cell Interactions UMI 3265 UJF-EMBL-CNRS, B.P. 181, 6, rue Jules Horowitz, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France - - 2014
Despite the gain in sustained virological response (SVR) provided by protease inhibitors (PIs), failures still occur. The aim of this study was to determine if baseline analysis of the NS3 region using ultra-deep pyrosequencing (UDPS) can help to predict SVR. Serum samples were analysed from forty previously non-responding genotype 1 ...
Fragalà E E Department of Urology, University of Catania, Catania, - - 2014
Sexual dysfunction (SD) is prevalent in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and affects quality of life. Furthermore, lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) is common in MS patients. Our aim was to determine the relationship between urodynamic findings and SD in a cohort of MS patients with LUTD. From January 2011 to ...
Janusz Piotr - - 2014
The age at menarche (AAM) is commonly in use in patients with IS as one of the maturity indicator suggesting deceleration of the growth velocity. The AAM was suggested to be related to predisposition and curve progression potential of IS. The late age at menarche was reported to be associated ...
Chung Eugene H EH Division of Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, UNC School of Medicine, 160 Dental Circle, CB 7075, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
We assessed the feasibility of AliveCor tracings for QTC assessment in patients receiving dofetilide. Five patients with persistent AF underwent the two-handed measurement (mimicks Lead I). On the ECG, Lead I or II was used. There was no significant difference between the AliveCor-QTC and ECG-QTC (all ±20 msec). The AliveCor ...
Mameli Antonella A Antonella Mameli, Internal Medicine and Haemocoagulopathies Division, AOU of Monserrato (Ca), 09042 Monserrato, - - 2014
The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the higher incidence of RA patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery is well recognized. The objective of the present study is to describe the incidence of VTE and discuss the correct prophylaxis in RA patients undergoing knee or hip replacement. ...
Lummel N N Department of Neuroradiology, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377, Munich, Germany, - - 2014
Neurovascular compression (NVC) is the most common cause of trigeminal neuralgia (TN), leading to microstructural changes in the affected nerve detectable using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). But TN may also emerge as a symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of this study was to evaluate if patients with MS-related ...
Pachl M M Department of Paediatric Surgery, Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, - - 2014
Esophageal atresia/tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA/TEF) has an incidence of approximately 1:3,500. The incidence of malrotation is thought to be 1:200-500. We attempted to define the incidence of a combination and discuss the implications. This was a retrospective review of all patients admitted to a single institution with a diagnosis of EA ...
Nagata Y Y Department of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3, Asahi-machi, Abeno-ku, Osaka, 545-8585, - - 2014
Serum undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC)/intact osteocalcin (iOC) ratio increased >1.0 in the patients undergoing hemodialysis, particularly in those with high bone turnover state. Consequently, serum ucOC/iOC ratio might lose its significance as a bone metabolic marker to indicate vitamin K deficiency in hemodialysis patients. Serum intact osteocalcin (iOC), undercarboxylated OC (ucOC), ...
Wacklin Pirjo P Finnish Red Cross Blood Service, Helsinki, - - 2014
Objectives:A significant fraction of celiac disease patients suffer from persistent symptoms despite a long-term gluten-free diet (GFD) and normalized small bowel mucosa. The commonly suggested reasons, such as inadvertent gluten-intake or presence of other gastrointestinal disease, do not explain the symptoms in all these patients. Recently, alterations in intestinal microbiota ...
Chen Shih-Pin SP Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, - - 2014
Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory disease predominantly involving T cells, no study of Rhodiola as an immunomodulator in COPD patients has been reported. In this study, COPD patients took Rhodiola crenulata 500 mg (n = 38) or placebo (starch/phosphate buffered saline) (n = 19) daily for 12 weeks and were compared with ...
Salza Romain R Bases Moléculaires et Structurales des Systèmes Infectieux, UMR 5086 CNRS, Université Lyon 1, Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Protéines, Lyon, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to measure the level of endostatin, a fragment of collagen XVIII that accumulates in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), in the cerebrospinal fluids (CSF) of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. The concentrations of total protein, endostatin, amyloid-β1-42 peptide, tau, and hyperphosphorylated tau ...
Taylor-Gjevre Regina M - - 2014
Based on questionnaire criteria, the sensorimotor disorder restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been reported to have a higher prevalence in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients than in the general population. There has been some speculation that peripheral arthritic symptoms may allow false positive responses to questionnaire criteria. This study evaluates whether ...
Shuaib Waqas W Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University Hospital Midtown, 550 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 02115, USA - - 2014
The main objectives of this study were to investigate the relationship between prolonged QRS interval and its prognosis in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), and to determine the effects of cardiac pacing with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) on mortality in patients with a QRS width > 150 ms. We retrospectively ...
Park Jongwon J Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a systemic inflammatory disease, and cytokines are suggested to be related to the course of AP. Obesity and central fat distribution are considered to have been associated with severe AP. This study investigated the profile of inflammatory cytokines in AP to determine how they are related ...
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