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Cho Min Soo MS Heart Institute, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Predictors of Torsades de Pointes (TdP) in bradyarrhythmia-induced acquired long QT syndrome (LQTS) are not well defined. This study looked for electrocardiographic TdP predictors in patients with acquired atrioventricular block (AVB) and QT prolongation. We analyzed 12-lead electrocardiograms(ECGs) from 20 patients (2.2%, 15 females, 65.9±15.6 years old) with TdP episodes ...
Tarakji Khaldoun G KG Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue / J2-2, Cleveland, Ohio 44195. Electronic address: - - 2014
Novel technology incorporates electrodes into an iphone case that records an ECG tracing. Our objectives were to assess the efficacy of this technology to monitor patients after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedure and to assess patients' feedback. AF patients undergoing ablation who had iphones were screened for enrollment. They were ...
Pastori Daniele D I Clinica Medica, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Umberto I Policlinico of Rome, - - 2014
Some evidences suggest that the use of digoxin may be harmful inatrial fibrillation (AF) patients. The aim of the study was to investigate in a "real world" of AF patients receiving vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), the relationship between digoxin use and mortality. Prospective single-center observational study including 815 consecutive non-valvular ...
Antiga Emiliano E Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Section of Dermatology, University of Florence, Viale Michelangelo 41, 50125 Florence, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) and celiac disease (CD) are considered as autoimmune diseases that share a defined trigger (gluten) and a common genetic background (HLA-DQ2/DQ8). However, the pathogenesis of DH is not fully understood and no data are available about the immune regulation in such a disease. The aim of this ...
Murono Shigeyuki S Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Dysphagia eventually occurs in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Swallowing in patients with ALS at their initial diagnosis was evaluated using videofluoroscopy (VF). Nineteen consecutive patients with ALS, 14 with bulbar symptoms, and 5 without them, underwent VF. Fourteen physiologic components, 6 oral and 8 pharyngeal components, were assessed during the ...
Weingarten Toby N TN Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is an autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular junction that manifests with muscle weakness, autonomic and bulbar dysfunction, and increased sensitivity to neuromuscular blocking drugs. The objective of this study is to review perioperative outcomes on a series of patients with LEMS. The medical records of surgical ...
Pathik Bhupesh B Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Drive, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042, Australia; Faculty of Medicine, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Recent pacing guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology recommend cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) in patients with an atrioventricular (AV) nodal pacing indication and reduced ejection fraction (EF). However, concerns over added expenditure may limit its widespread implementation. We investigate the potential incremental cost of biventricular over right ventricular pacing ...
Molinaro Angelo A Endocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Endocrinology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, - - 2014
Hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia because of resistance towards parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the proximal renal tubules are the most prominent abnormalities in patients affected by pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ib (PHP-Ib). In this rare disorder that is caused by GNAS methylation changes, resistance can occur towards other hormones, such as thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), ...
Menon J K R JK Department of Laryngology,Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences - - 2014
Objective: To determine the prognostic value of laryngoscopy in predicting the recovery of unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Method: A prospective study was carried out of all patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis without a progressive lesion or arytenoid dislocation. Results: Among the 66 candidates, 15 recovered. Patients with interarytenoid paralysis ...
Puustjärvi V V Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, - - 2014
Better identification and triage of acute posterior circulation (PC) stroke patients is needed as the PC ischemic stroke (IS) patients may be allowed longer thrombolysis window than anterior circulation (AC) IS patients and PC patients with hemorrhagic stroke (ICH) may require care in a neurosurgical unit possibly remote from stroke ...
Emoto-Yamamoto Y Y Clinical Research Planning Department, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Tokyo, - - 2014
This study aimed to elucidate the pharmacokinetics of erlotinib in Japanese patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to investigate the relationship between erlotinib exposure and the occurrence of interstitial lung disease (ILD)-like events. Population pharmacokinetics analysis was performed using nonlinear mixed-effects modelling software (NONMEM) based on 348 ...
Bozkirli Emre E Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Adana, - - 2014
Recent studies have shown close association between serum Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)levels and forms of autoimmune thyroiditis.However there are limited data about the relationship between IgG4 and Graves' ophthalmopathy(GO).In the present study, we aimed to determine the possible association between IgG4 and GO. Cross-sectional study. Sixty-five patients with Graves' disease(GD) and ...
Stich O O Department of Neurology, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, - - 2014
Presence of oligoclonal bands (OCB) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a diagnostic hallmark of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, up to 10% of patients were OCB negative in routine laboratory tests. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is at least an oligoclonal restriction of intrathecal antibody synthesis ...
Polcari Ingrid I Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, - - 2014
Linear morphea en coup de sabre (ECDS) is a form of localized scleroderma that predominantly affects the pediatric population, with a median age of 10 years at presentation. The existence of neurologic findings in association with ECDS has been well described in the literature. Here we describe 4 patients with ...
Patel Dhaval D *Endocrine Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD †Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH ‡PET Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD §Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, - - 2014
The aim of this pilot study was to determine if metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) could serve as predictors of biochemical remission and pharmacotherapy-free interval in patients with metastatic pheochromocytomas (PCCs) and paragangliomas (PGLs). Patients with metastatic PCCs/PGLs have a high rate of biochemical recurrence, which ...
Iragavarapu Chaitanya C 1Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; 2Division of Nephrology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; and 3Division of Cardiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, - - 2014
Lactic acidosis that is not secondary to tissue hypoperfusion or hypoxemia (type B lactic acidosis) is a rare but potentially fatal condition that has been associated with drugs like metformin, linezolid, and nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors in patients with HIV. We report the first case of type B lactic acidosis caused ...
Lu M-C MC Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chiayi, Taiwan School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, - - 2014
The objective of this paper is to investigate the prevalence of reactivation of the human polyomavirus John Cunningham virus (JCV) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its associated clinical manifestations. Sixty-one patients with SLE and 22 controls were enrolled. Urine JCV viral load was quantified by real-time polymerase ...
Ramspoth Tina T Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH, Aachen, - - 2014
To identify risk factors for coagulopathy in patients undergoing liver resection. A retrospective cohort study. Patients who underwent liver resection at a university hospital between April 2010 and May 2011 were evaluated within seven days after surgery. One hundred forty-seven patients were assessed for eligibility. Thirty needed to be excluded ...
Seon Jong-Keun JK Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Center for Joint Disease, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, 322 Seoyang-ro, Hwasun-eup, Hwasun-gun, Jeonnam, 519-763, Republic of - - 2014
Patient-specific guides have been introduced recently as a means of making accurate bone cuts through custom cutting blocks constructed based on pre-operative three-dimensional imaging. However, the controversy concerning the improved results of patient-specific guides have not been resolved yet; in addition, there have been no studies to investigate the causes ...
Harman Halil H Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Rheumatology, Sakarya University, Adapazar─▒, Sakarya, Turkey, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to define the ultrasonographic factors that indicate clinical remission in patients with RA. We enrolled a cohort of patients with RA in whom the disease had been in remission for at least 6 months. Musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) examination was used to evaluate the status of ...
Arora Zubin Z Department of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, NA10, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA, - - 2014
Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) dysmotility often experience overlapping upper and lower GI symptoms suggestive of multiregional involvement. Wireless motility capsule (WMC) provides a full GI tract transit profile and may be able to detect and diagnose multiregional dysmotility. To determine the clinical utility and diagnostic yield of WMC in patients ...
Rosso Marinela M Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Center Osijek, J. Huttlera 4, 31 000, Osijek, Croatia, - - 2014
Total laryngectomy results in a permanent disconnection of the upper and lower airways. Thus, the upper airways are bypassed and can no longer condition, humidify, and filter the inhaled air, leading to damage of the tracheobronchial epithelium. There is little scientific information available about the effects of tracheostoma breathing and ...
Inada Keiichi K Department of Cardiology, The Jikei University School of Medicine, 3-25-8, Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-8471, Japan, - - 2014
Although catheter ablation targeting the pulmonary vein (PV) is a well-known therapy for patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), ectopic firings from the superior vena cava (SVC) can initiate PAF. The purpose of this study was to investigate predictors of SVC firing. The subjects included 336 consecutive PAF patients (278 ...
Han Michelle S MS Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG, Rochester, NY, 14642, USA, - - 2014
The detection of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) via pH testing is the key component of the evaluation of patients considered for antireflux surgery. Two common pH testing systems exist, a multichannel, intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring (MII-pH) catheter, and wireless (Bravo(®)) capsule; however, discrepancies between the two systems exist. In patients with atypical ...
Hilali Nese N Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Harran University School of Medicine, Yenisehir Campus, 63300, Sanliurfa, Turkey, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate proliferative capacity of placenta previa percreta in the third trimester via evaluating Ki-67 proliferating index. The paraffin blocks of placental tissues, which were obtained from the patients who underwent hysterectomy for placenta previa percreta (n = 12, gestational age > 28 weeks), from legal abortions ...
Castellví Ivan I From the Unit of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau; Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitari Valle Hebrón; Department of Pneumology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain. I. Castellví, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Unit of Rheumatology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau; C.P. Simeón-Aznar, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitari Valle Hebrón; M. Sarmiento, MD; C. Geli, MD; C. Diaz-Torné, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine; P. Moya, MD; J.M. De Llobet, MD, Unit of Rheumatology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau; A. Fortuna, MD; M. Mayos, MD, Department of Pneumology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau; J. Casademont, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Address correspondence to Dr. I. Castellví Barranco, Unit of Rheumatology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, C/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret 125, 08025 Barcelona, Spain. E-mail: icastellvi@santpau.cat. Accepted for publication October 1, - - 2014
To determine whether there is an association between different capillaroscopic findings and pulmonary function tests in systemic sclerosis (SSc). We did a retrospective observational study in a cohort of patients with SSc and early SSc. Patients with at least 1 nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC) magnified 120× were included. Pathological findings were ...
Zisapel Michael M From the Department of Rheumatology and Department of Dermatology, Tel Aviv Medical Center; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv; Rheumatology Unit, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. M. Zisapel, MD; N. Madar-Balakirski, PhD; U. Arad, MD, PhD; H. Padova, MD; H. Maman-Sarvagyl, MD; I. Kaufman, MD; D. Paran, MD; I. Litinsky, MD; I. Wigler, MD; D. Caspi, MD; O. Elkayam, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University; D. Zisman, MD; J. Feld, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Carmel Medical Center; H. Matz, MD, Department of Dermatology, Tel Aviv Medical Center. Address correspondence to Dr. O. Elkayam, Head, Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, 6 Weizman St., Tel Aviv 64239, Israel. E-mail: oribe14@netvision.net.il. Accepted for publication September 8, - - 2014
The longterm use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α blockers is limited by the formation of neutralizing antibodies. To the best of our knowledge, immunogenicity in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has not been investigated in depth. Our objective was to evaluate the prevalence and significance of TNF-α blocker immunogenicity in PsA. Consecutive ...
Furuta Shunsuke S From the Lupus and Vasculitis Clinic, and the Department of Radiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge, UK. Supported by the UK National Institute for Health Research Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. S. Furuta, MD, PhD; A.N. Chaudhry, MD, PhD; D. Jayne, MD, FRCP, Director, Lupus and Vasculitis Clinic, Addenbrooke's Hospital; C. Cousins, MD, FRCP, Department of Radiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital. Address correspondence to Dr. S. Furuta, Cambridge University Hospitals, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Lupus and Vasculitis Clinic, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK. E-mail: shfuruta@gmail.com. Accepted for publication September 17, - - 2014
Takayasu arteritis (TAK) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are 2 major variants of large vessel vasculitis (LVV). The frequent involvement of large vessels in GCA has raised the possibility that TAK and GCA should be regarded as 1 disease. By detailed phenotyping of a single-center cohort, we aimed to define ...
Supino Phyllis G PG Howard Gilman Institute for Valvular Heart Diseases, State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., - - 2014
Objectives: The relation of indirect vasodilator use to cardiac events (CE) is undefined for chronic severe nonischemic mitral regurgitation (MR). The aim of this study was to resolve this knowledge deficiency. Methods: Data from 52 consecutive patients in our prospective natural history study with isolated chronic severe nonischemic MR were ...
Barrecheguren Miriam M Pneumology Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Barcelona, - - 2014
Some individuals share characteristics of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) has been defined as symptoms of increased variability of airflow in association with an incompletely reversible airflow obstruction. In this review, we present the latest findings in the diagnosis, characterization and management of ...
Goswami Rashmi Shivani RS Department of Hematopathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, - - 2014
It has been controversial if trisomy 15 (+15) as an isolated clonal cytogenetic abnormality in bone marrow (BM) is disease-associated or a benign finding. To answer this question, we retrospectively reviewed our cytogenetic archives and identified 31 patients with isolated +15. Four patients presented with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), +15 ...
Asensio-Sánchez V M VM Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Two asymptomatic women treated with hydroxychloroquine 200mg every day for 8 and 16 years developed retinal toxicity. Patient 1 was found to have a normal fundus and autofluorescence examination. Patient 2 was found to have a completely normal fundus examination. Fluorescein angiography shows parafoveal hyperfluorescence, and autofluorescence shows a minimal ...
Shih Bing-Fu BF Division of Nuclear Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Recent studies have yielded conflicting results regarding the ability of technetium-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid ((99m)Tc-DMSA) renal scans for identifying high-grade vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children with a first febrile urinary tract infection (UTI). This study aimed to reevaluate the effectiveness of (99m)Tc-DMSA renal scans for selective voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) in children ...
Sutter Raoul R Division of Neurosciences Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA; Department of Neurology University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Clinic of Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To confirm the previously identified EEG characteristics for HSV encephalitis and to determine the diagnostic and predictive value of electroencephalography (EEG) features for etiology and outcome of acute encephalitis in adults. In addition, we sought to investigate their independence from possible clinical confounders. This study was performed in the Intensive ...
Cortez Daniel D Children's Hospital of Colorado, Aurora, USA; University of Colorado, Aurora, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Vectorcardiography (VCG) may have predictive value in Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) patients undergoing ventricular arrhythmia inducibility (VAI) electrophysiology studies (EPs). Blinded, retrospective analyses of 37 adult TOF patients undergoing EPs prior to pulmonary valve replacements were performed (21 female, median age 37years). VAI was evaluated from EPs and resting 12-lead ...
Suntjens Eefje B EB Sphinx-Amsterdam Lysosome Center, Department of Endocrinology and metabolism, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Data on prevalence, natural history, and effect of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) on hearing loss (HL) in Fabry disease (FD) are scarce. This is a retrospective study with cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. Low and high-frequency HL in the Dutch FD cohort was studied in four groups: classical and non-classical FD ...
Hutter I I Clinic for Angiology, University Hospital, Zürich, Switzerland - - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to examine the association between cardiovascular comorbidities and risk factors, and cognitive function in PAD patients and to determine the influence of cognitive function on cardiovascular outcome in a two--year follow--up. The cognitive function of 104 PAD patients was assessed using the mini--mental ...
Pahlitzsch Milena M Department of Ophthalmology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin , - - 2014
Abstract Background: "Poppers" is a slang term for a group of alkyl nitrites that are used as recreational drugs. Their inhalative intoxication leads to muscle relaxation, analgesia, and euphoria. Maculopathy is a rare but serious side-effect. Patients/Methods: Clinical, imaging, and electrophysiological findings of seven patients with maculopathy after consumption of ...
Chwist Alina - - 2014
INTRODUCTION Histopathological risk factors for end-stage liver failure in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and advanced liver fibrosis. There is a need for noninvasive diagnostic methods of these two conditions. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate a predictive potential of new ...
Akta┼č Serdar S Department of Ophthalmology, Dumlupinar University School of Medicine , Kutahya , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: To evaluate dry eye symptoms and clinical tear film alterations in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF). Materials and methods: Thirty-five non-diabetic CRF patients undergoing hemodialysis, and 31 healthy individuals were enrolled. An ocular surface disease index questionnaire (OSDI) was administered, and after a complete ocular examination, Schirmer ...
Yilmaz Hakki H Department of Internal Medicine, Turgut Ozal University, School of Medicine , Ankara , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Aim: Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an easily calculated, sensitive, and accurate marker for prognosis and diagnosing sepsis, cardiovascular disease and cancer. As sepsis and septic shock are main causes of acute kidney injury (AKI) intensive care unit (ICU), we investigated whether NLR is an early predictor of AKI in ...
Tombetti Enrico - - 2014
IntroductionProgression of arterial involvement is often observed in patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA) thought to be in remission. This reflects the failure of currently used biomarkers and activity criteria to detect smouldering inflammation occurring within arterial wall. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is a soluble pattern recognition receptor produced at sites of inflammation ...
Moon Jeongmi J Department of Emergency Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South - - 2014
Studies on the acute toxicity of pendimethalin herbicide in humans are limited. Therefore, this study investigated the clinical characteristics of acute intentional pendimethalin herbicide poisoning. A retrospective observational case series was conducted involving 17 patients with a history of intentional pendimethalin herbicide ingestion. Data were collected on clinical manifestations, management ...
Yokobori Shoji S Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, - - 2014
Background: The increase of serum brain natriuretic peptide (sBNP) is well known in patients with severe subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, the pathophysiology between the clinical severity of SAH and the sBNP secretion is still not clear. The aim of this study is thus to clarify the cardiovascular pathophysiological mechanisms of ...
Chandler Wayne L WL aDepartment of Pathology and Genomic Medicine bDepartment of Pharmacy cDepartment of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, - - 2014
Predicting the risk of bleeding or thrombosis in cirrhotic patients is difficult due to reduced levels and dysregulation of both procoagulant and anticoagulant factors. We utilized thrombin generation and microvesicle analysis to better understand the regulation of haemostasis in cirrhotic patients. We studied 24 patients with cirrhosis vs. 21 healthy ...
Ulualp Seckin O SO Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, - - 2014
To map mechanoreceptor response in various regions of the laryngopharynx. Five patients with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux and six healthy control subjects underwent stimulation of mechanoreceptors in the hypopharynx, interarytenoid area, arytenoids, aryepiglottic folds, and pyriform sinuses. The threshold stimuli evoking sensation and eliciting laryngeal adductor reflex were recorded. In controls, ...
Ahn Dongbin D Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
Numerous studies have reported the effects of subclinical hyperthyroidism on the cardiovascular system, osteoporosis, and metabolic syndrome. However, there are few studies examining the relationships between subclinical hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between preoperative subclinical hyperthyroidism and clinicopathological characteristics in patients ...
Kukla Piotr P Department of Cardiology, Specialistic Hospital, Gorlice, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
T-wave inversion (TWI) is a common ECG finding in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). To determine the prevalence of TWI in patients with APE and to describe their relationship to outcomes. Retrospective study of 437 patients with APE. TWI patterns were described in two distributions: inferior (II, III, aVF) ...
García-Villegas Elsy Aidé EA Departamento de Vigilancia Epidemiológica, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México, D.F., - - 2014
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. In lupus patients there is an increased cardiovascular risk due to an accelerated atherogenesis. Furthermore, Metabolic Syndrome (MS) adds an independent risk for developing Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the population. Therefore, it is important to determine whether lupus ...
Carlier Laurence L Angers University, Angers, France; Department of medical intensive care and hyperbaric medicine, Angers University Hospital, 49933 Angers, - - 2014
The thrombin generation test (TGT) describes the ability of the plasma to generate thrombin. Its usefulness in septic patients has yet to be assessed. Patients admitted for severe sepsis in a medical intensive care unit were sampled for TGT on day 0, 3, 6, and 10. TGT data were compared ...
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