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Sánchez-Borges M M Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Clínica El Avila, Caracas, Venezuela; Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Centro Médico Docente La Trinidad, Caracas, - - 2014
A subset of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) experience disease exacerbations after receiving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This condition has been designated as Aspirin-Exacerbated Cutaneous Disease (AECD). The purpose of this study was twofold: (i) Investigate the demographic and clinical features of patients affected by AECD; (ii) To compare ...
M Ramadan Mahmoud M Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura - - 2014
An error appeared in the article titled "Interictal Electrocardiographic and Echocardiographic Changes in Patients With Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures" by Mahmoud M. Ramadan, Nader El-Shahat, Ashraf A. Omar, Mohamed Gomaa, Tamer Belal, Sherif A. Sakr, Mohammad Abu-Hegazy, Hazem Hakim, Heba A. Selim, Sabry Omar (Vol. 54, No. 3, 171-175, 2013).The name ...
Farkas Klaudia K First Department of Medicine, University of Szeged H-6720, Korányi fasor 8, Szeged, - - 2014
Background: Potential non-invasive markers of pouchitis would have a great deal of significance within clinical practice. Aim: This study is aimed at assessing the diagnostic accuracy of fecal calprotectin and matrix metalloprotease-9 as potential markers in patients both with and without pouchitis. Patients and methods: Stool and blood samples were ...
Momosaki Ryo R Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Jikei University School of - - 2014
The effects of testosterone on functional recovery in stroke patients have not previously been studied. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of pre-rehabilitation serum testosterone levels on functional recovery in male stroke patients. In total, 111 male stroke patients admitted to our department were enrolled in ...
Ozkiris Ayse A Ayse Ozkiris, M.D., Private Practice Doctor, Eskisehir , - - 2014
Aim: The aim of this study is firstly to compare the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients with good insight and OCD patients with poor insight in terms of socio-demographic and clinical features; to investigate the relation between insight and the level of the expressed emotion (EE) in the patients; and lastly ...
Ozkanli Seyma S Department of Pathology - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: Psoriasis is a chronic and inflammatory skin disease. Few studies in the literature evaluate the responses to the treatment histopathologically. Objectives: In this study, we evaluated and compared skin biopsies taken from patients with psoriasis before and after phototherapy and therapy with acitretin and methotrexate. Material and methods: ...
Ulger Zülal Z Ege University Children's Hospital, Izmir, Bornova, Turkey. - - 2014
Asthma is one of the chronic inflammatory diseases. It is known that chronic inflammation accelerates atherosclerosis. Abdominal aortic stiffness parameters can be used to detect the early development of atherosclerosis. In this study, we aimed to evaluate abdominal aortic stiffness parameters in childhood-onset asthma compared with a control group. In ...
Heldner Mirjam R MR Department of Neurology, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern and University of Bern, Bern, - - 2014
The use of thrombolysis in patients with minor neurological deficits and large vessel occlusion is controversial. We compared the outcome of patients with low National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores and large vessel occlusions between thrombolysed and non-thrombolysed patients. 88 (1.7%) of 5312 consecutive patients with acute (within ...
Panchoa de Sèze Mathieu M , University Hospital of Bordeaux and Research group EA 4136 Handicap and Nervous System, FR-33076 Bordeaux, - - 2014
Objective: Camptocormia is a disabling pathology of the axial system that debilitates patients in their daily life. To date, there have been no studies evaluating the impact of camptocormia on walking performance. This study presents a new method for assessing sagittal posture under walking conditions in patients with camptocormia. Design: ...
Crawford Thomas T Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - - 2014
-The purpose of this study was to assess whether delayed enhancement (DE) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is associated with ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT/VF) or death in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >35%. -51 patients with CS and LVEF>35% underwent DE-MRI. DE was assessed by ...
Sjöberg Daniel D *Department of Internal Medicine, Falu Hospital, Falun, Sweden; †Department of Internal Medicine, Åland Central Hospital, Åland, Finland; ‡Department of Internal Medicine, Mälar Hospital, Eskilstuna, Sweden; and Departments of §Pediatrics, and ‖Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, - - 2014
Prevalence of anemia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is uncertain because of scarcity of population-based studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate prevalence of anemia in a population-based cohort of newly diagnosed patients with IBD to identify risk factors for anemia and to describe contemporary anemia-specific ...
Soukhathammavong Phonepasong Ayé PA National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Vientiane Capital, Lao Democratic People's Republic; Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland; University of Basel, Basel, - - 2014
Evidence of severe hepatobiliary morbidity associated with Opisthorchis viverrini liver fluke infection including cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is scarce in Laos although O. viverrini infection is highly prevalent. We assessed hepatobiliary morbidity using abdominal ultrasonography (US) in O. viverrini adult patients in Saravan province, Southern Laos. A random sample of 431 O. ...
Kamami-Levy C C Department of Ophthalmology, centre hospitalier intercommunal de Créteil, 40, avenue de Verdun, 94010 Créteil, France; Université Paris-Est, 61, avenue du Général-de-Gaulle, 94010 Créteil, - - 2014
Extensive macular atrophy with pseudodrusen-like appearance (EMAP) is a recently described entity. We describe the first observations of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with EMAP in 3 patients. Nineteen consecutive patients with EMAP were retrospectively investigated for the presence of CNV and treatment outcomes. Each patient underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination ...
Tomizawa Nobuo N Department of Radiology, New Tokyo Hospital, 1271 Wanagaya, Matsudo City, Chiba, 270-2232, Japan, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference of coronary artery disease (CAD) severity and extent as well as plaque characteristics between patients with either one of hypertension (HT), diabetes mellitus (DM) or dyslipidemia (DL). We retrospectively reviewed the records of 1,161 patients (HT 442, DM 77, DL ...
Song Miho M Department of Urology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 88 Olympic-ro, 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736, - - 2014
This study evaluated the clinical factors that influence bladder capacity and lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) following kidney transplantation (KT) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Data were analyzed in ESRD patients who underwent KT between January 2011 and January 2013. The analyzed pre-KT parameters include bladder capacity, vesicoureteral reflux ...
Dusilová-Sulková Sylvie S Haemodialysis Centre, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Sokolská 581, 500 05, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, - - 2014
Traditionally, secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) due to low calcitriol synthesis in failing kidneys has been treated with synthetic vitamin D receptor (VDR) activators. Recently, also the importance of low native vitamin D status beyond the issue of SHPT has been recognized in these patients. The aim of this work was to ...
Chen Chunli C Department of Neurology, Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, 139 Renmin Road, Changsha, 410011, Hunan, People's Republic of - - 2014
Chorea-ballism is a rare movement disorder characterized by irregular, poorly patterned, and involuntary movements, which are usually unilateral but may be bilateral or involve the extremities. The most common metabolic cause of transient chorea-ballism is nonketotic or ketotic hyperglycemia (NKHG or KHG, respectively). A meta-analysis and several reviews have identified ...
Lie M R K L MR Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC - University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The - - 2014
Adalimumab is an effective therapy for Crohn's disease patients. However, there is limited knowledge on the pharmacokinetic properties of adalilumab in patients with Crohn's disease. To assess the pharmacokinetic properties of adalilumab in a retrospective clinical cohort of patients with Crohn's disease, naïve to anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha therapy (anti-TNF). ...
Franchi Franca F Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Acquired von Willebrand Syndrome is a rare bleeding disorder, which arises in individuals with no personal or family history of bleeding, associated with lymphoproliferative and myeloproliferative disorders or other diseases. To develop a two-step approach assay to detect autoantibodies against VWF and to verify their prevalence in AVWS. AVWS definition: ...
Kosmidis Michalis L ML Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, - - 2014
Fibromyalgia (FM) is one of the most common chronic pain syndromes. Various pathogenetic mechanisms have been implicated but none is proven. Our scope was to determine if Intraepidermal Nerve Fiber Density (IENFD) is reduced in the skin of FM patients, as observed in patients with painful small fiber sensory neuropathy ...
Zhang Yi-Xin YX Hebei Research Institute for Family Planning, Key Laboratory of Family Planning and Health Birth, National Health and Family Planning Commission, Hebei, Shijiazhuang 050071, - - 2014
To evaluate the application of transvaginal hydrolaparoscopy for exploration of the pelvic cavity exploration in infertile women. A total of 510 infertile women were included in this study from May 1st, 2009 to April 30, 2012 in the clinic of the Hebei Research Institute for Family Planning. In 495 of ...
Nakanishi Koki K Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Objective. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is recognized as a novel risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD), and its contribution is thought to be stronger in non-obese patients than in obese patients. However, the prognostic impact of the progression of EAT accumulation after comprehensive management for atherosclerotic risk factors remains ...
Yucel H H Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University Medical School, Sivas, - - 2014
Elevated cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) levels are associated with cardiopulmonary disorders such as acute and chronic heart failure (HF), coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and atrial fibrillation (AF). The development of atrial fibrillation (AF) is related to morbidity and mortality in patients with HF: therefore, it is important ...
Comunello A A DIMED, Padua University Hospital, Padua, - - 2014
Cardiovascular complications, including arrhythmias and cardiac sudden death, are the most common causes of enhanced mortality in acromegaly. However, few data are available on cardiac autonomic functions and sympathovagal balance in acromegalic patients. The aim of this study was to investigate both the time and frequency domain parameters of Heart ...
Watanabe Tetsuya T Cardiovascular Center, Kansai Rosai - - 2014
Background:Anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) delivered by implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) safely avoids painful shocks with minimum risk of tachycardia acceleration. The etiology of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in those studies, however, was predominantly coronary artery disease (CAD). Patient etiology differs by geography and could affect ATP efficacy rate. The primary objective of ...
Valdivielso Pedro P Department of Medicine and Dermatology, University of Malaga, Spain; Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Malaga, - - 2014
Severe hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is a well established and the most common cause of acute pancreatitis (AP) after alcohol and gall stone disease. It is alleged to account for up to 10% of all pancreatitis episodes. Studies suggest that in patients with triglyceride (TG) levels>1000mg/dL (>11.3mmol/L), hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis (HTGP-AP) occurs ...
Tüzün Erdem E Department of Neurology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, - - 2014
Background/Methods: To find out the prevalence of aquaporin-antibody (Aqp-Ab) and characterize Aqp-Ab associated clinical features in NMO, Aqp-1 and Aqp-4-Abs were examined using radioimmunoprecipitation and cell-based assays, respectively. Results: Aqp-4 and Aqp-1-Abs were detected in 20/30 and 8/30 NMO patients, respectively. One patient was Aqp-1-Ab single-positive, 13 patients were Aqp-4-Ab ...
Akbulut Sami S Sami Akbulut, Rıdvan Yavuz, Department of Surgery, Diyarbakir Education and Research Hospital, Uckuyular Mevki, Kayapinar, 21400 Diyarbakir, - - 2014
To provide an overview of the literature on pancreatic extragastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGISTs). We report a case of pancreatic EGIST and review published studies on pancreatic EGIST accessed via the PubMed, MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and Google databases. The keywords used were "pancreas and GIST", "pancreas and extra GIST", "pancreas and ...
Eick Sigrun - - 2014
BackgroundLoss-of-function point mutations in the cathepsin C gene are the underlying genetic event in patients with Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (PLS). PLS neutrophils lack serine protease activity essential for cathelicidin LL-37 generation from hCAP18 precursor.AimWe hypothesized that a local deficiency of LL-37 in the infected periodontium is mainly responsible for one of ...
Haflidadottir Svanhildur - - 2014
Few studies have compared the prognosis and liver-related mortality in patients with NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) and AFLD (alcoholic fatty liver disease). We aimed to investigate the etiology and liver-related mortality of patients with liver biopsy verified fatty liver disease in a population based setting. In this retrospective study, ...
Joosten Etienne E Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, - - 2014
Anemia is an important clinical problem in older patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether comorbidities as an additional explanation for the severity of the anemia are frequent, and might help to explain the anemia severity in older patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and the ...
Terzi Hasan H Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, Derince Education and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine whether pre-eclampsia is a risk factor for cochlear damage and sensorineural hearing impairment. This prospective case-control study consisted of 33 patients with pre-eclampsia and 32 normotensive pregnant patients as controls. All of the subjects underwent otoscopic examinations - pure tone audiometry (0.25-16 kHz) ...
Landerholm Kalle K Department of Surgery, Ryhov County Hospital, SE-551 85, Jönköping, Sweden, - - 2014
To investigate whether celiac disease risk haplotypes HLA-DQ2 and DQ8 also increase the risk for developing small intestinal neuroendocrine tumor (SI-NET). Thirty-five patients with serotonin-producing jejunal and ileal SI-NET were examined with HLA-DQ genotyping and serology for IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG) antibodies. Twenty-one patients (60 %) carried HLA-DQ2 or DQ8, twice ...
Welling Lindsey L Division of Metabolic Diseases (H7-270), Department of Pediatrics and Amsterdam Lysosome Center "Sphinx", Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, ZIP code 22660, 1100 DD, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPS III), or Sanfilippo disease, is a neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disease (LSD) caused by defective lysosomal degradation of heparan sulfate (HS). No effective disease-modifying therapy is yet available. In contrast to some other neuronopathic LSDs, bone marrow-derived hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) fails to prevent neurological deterioration ...
Wang Jian J Department of Cardiology, Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Chinese Ministry of Education and Chinese Ministry of Health , Jinan , China - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: To investigate the association between serum uric acid and mortality in a Chinese population of hypertensive patients. Methods and results: A total of 2757 Chinese hypertensive patients from department of cardiology of several hospitals in Shanghai in China were followed up for about six years in this prospective ...
Takei Yuji Y Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, - - 2014
Lobular endocervical glandular hyperplasia (LEGH) is histologically similar to minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA), but classified as a benign disease. Although MDA often develops in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) patients, there have been only a few reports on PJS with LEGH. We report a PJS patient who was diagnosed with LEGH by ...
Nakamura Yutaka Y Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, 2-1-50 Minami-Koshigaya, Koshigaya, Saitama, 343-8555, Japan, - - 2014
Patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have fragile bones. Osteoporosis is a major concern in scoliosis surgery. Our aim was to investigate bone mineral density (BMD) in PWS patients and to verify the efficacy of and scoliosis deterioration with growth hormone (GH) administration for osteoporosis. We followed 148 PWS patients who ...
Karalezli A A Department of Ophthalmology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Konya, - - 2014
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to assess choroidal thickness in migraine patients during acute migraine attacks and compare them with healthy controls, using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT).Patients and methodsIn this prospective case-control study, choroidal thicknesses of 46 migraine patients during acute migraine attacks and 46 age- and ...
Thompson Eric M EM Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; - - 2014
Object Radionuclide shuntography interpretation is uncertain when the tracer fails to enter the ventricles but quickly drains distally or when the tracer enters the ventricles but takes longer than 15 minutes to drain distally. The purpose of this study was to aid in the clinical interpretation of a variety of ...
Phillips David B DB Section of Neurosurgery - - 2014
Object In this report, the authors describe the pathological changes in the human trigeminal nerve after Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Methods Three trigeminal nerves of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)-related trigeminal neuralgia (MSTN) after Gamma Knife radiosurgery and other ablative procedures were examined by a neuropathologist. These cases were compared with ...
Rocca Maria A MA Neuroimaging Research Unit, Division of Neuroscience, Institute of Experimental Neurology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina, 60, 20132, Milan, - - 2014
Aim of this study was to explore the topological organization of functional brain network connectivity in a large cohort of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and to assess whether its disruption contributes to disease clinical manifestations. Graph theoretical analysis was applied to resting state fMRI data from 246 MS patients and ...
Magrì Damiano D Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, "La Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, - - 2014
Oxygen uptake at the anaerobic threshold (VO2AT), a submaximal exercise-derived variable, independent of patients' motivation, is a marker of outcome in heart failure (HF). However, previous evidence of VO2AT values paradoxically higher in HF patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) than in those with sinus rhythm (SR) raised uncertainties. We ...
McKeon Andrew A From the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (A.M., V.A.L., S.J.P., T.J.K.), Neurology (A.M., V.A.L., S.J.P.), Immunology (V.A.L., J.M.), and Gastroenterology (J.M.), College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. - - 2014
To report neurologic phenotypes and their etiologies determined among 68 patients with either (1) celiac disease (CD) or (2) no CD, but gliadin antibody positivity (2002-2012). Neurologic patients included both those with the CD-prerequisite major histocompatibility complex class II human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DQ2/DQ8 haplotype, and those without. The 3 groups ...
Abd El-Rehim Dalia M DM Departments of *Pathology †Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, El-Minia, - - 2014
Data are limited regarding the role of proteinase-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) in the esophageal mucosa in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients. Our aim was to study PAR-2 expression and its relationship with different GERD-related clinical and pathologic parameters. Histomorphologic alterations in eosophageal mucosa in nonerosive reflux disease (NERD) and erosive reflux ...
Muto M M Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, - - 2014
Several symptoms and signs are characteristic of multiple sclerosis (MS) such as Lhermitte's sign, Uhthoff's phenomenon and painful tonic seizure. Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is another inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, and most of the opticospinal form of MS is thought to be NMO. This study aimed to investigate ...
Ingegnoli Francesca F Division of Rheumatology, Istituto Gaetano Pini, Department of Clinical Sciences & Community Health, University of Milano, Piazza cardinal Ferrari 1, Milano, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is a reversible vasospastic response of the extremities to cold or emotion, and can be the first manifestation or may be present before the development of an overt systemic sclerosis (SSc).The disturbance of the balance between vasodilation and vasoconstriction is not limited to the peripheral microcirculation of ...
Oliva Salvatore S Department of Pediatrics, Paediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Sapienza - University of Rome, Rome, - - 2014
This prospective single-centre study aims to evaluate a new diagnostic algorithm using capsule endoscopy, colon capsule endoscopy and single-balloon enteroscopy in the work-up of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding in children. The usefulness of a new diagnostic algorithm was assessed comparing the clinically relevant findings revealed by each technique, and evaluating the ...
Saksens Nicole T M NT Department of Ophthalmology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The - - 2014
To describe the clinical characteristics and long-term follow-up in patients with autosomal dominant cystoid macular dystrophy (DCMD). Retrospective case series. Ninety-seven patients with DCMD. Extensive ophthalmic examination, including visual acuity (VA), fundus photography, fluorescein angiography (FA), fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT), color vision testing, dark adaptation testing, ...
Hassan S M SM Molecular Genetic Laboratory, Genetic Centre, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman; The Reference Hemoglobinopathies Laboratory, dept. of Human and Clinical Genetics, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
We report the general phenotype severity and the hematological presentation in a cohort of 125 sickle cell anemia (SCA) patients with identical homozygous HbS/S genotype and categorized by identical β(S) haplotype, both with and without alpha thalassemia. No clear general phenotype correlation was found when patients were compared regardless of ...
Prachayakul Varayu - - 2014
Diagnosis of choledocholithiasis requires clinical manifestations and imaging examination findings suggesting a stone in the common bile duct (CBD), but these factors are not highly sensitive or specific. The choledocholithiasis management algorithm proposed by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) may not be appropriate for patients who fulfill the ...
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