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Pagán Ricardo J RJ From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Allergy Medicine, and Department of Critical Care, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, - - 2014
To evaluate the utility of anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) levels in distinguishing the cause of pulmonary arterial hypertension as idiopathic (IPAH) or connective tissue disease related (CTD-PAH). We retrospectively identified patients with IPAH or CTD-PAH seen between 2010 and 2012 at our institution. Medical records were reviewed for demographic and clinical ...
Thorsgard Marit E ME Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, - - 2014
To evaluate the impact of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography on type-A acute aortic dissection. Retrospective observational study. Tertiary care hospital. Sixty-four consecutive patients with type-A aortic dissection. Surgeons interviewed regarding how transesophageal echocardiography changed the surgical procedure. Transesophageal echocardiography confirmed an ascending aorta intimal flap in 53 (83%) patients and an ...
Rehulka Pavel P Brno Epilepsy Center, First Department of Neurology, St. Anne's University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; Behavioural and Social Neuroscience Research Group, Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Electronic address: - - 2014
Bilateral temporal lobe epilepsy is characterized by evidence of seizure onset independently in both temporal lobes. The main aim of the present study was to determine whether patients with evidence of independent bilateral temporal lobe epilepsy (biTLE) can be identified noninvasively on the basis of seizure semiology analysis. Thirteen patients ...
Rebour Rémi R Plateforme « Mouvement et Handicap », Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital Pierre Wertheimer, Bron, France; Hôpital Henry Gabrielle, Saint Genis Laval, France; Service de Neurorééducation, Hôpital Pierre Wertheimer, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Bron, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients suffering Dopa-Responsive Dystonia present dystonia, abnormal postural balance and gait impairment. Treatment with levodopa typically improves these three symptoms. The present study provides an extensive analysis of gait and posture in a patient with Dopa-Responsive Dystonia, prior to and during levodopa therapy. The patient was assessed with the Unified ...
Ishizuka Kentaro K Department of Neurology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Few studies have examined the relationship between abnormal ankle-brachial index (ABI) and short-term outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We included 209 consecutive patients with AIS admitted to our hospital and divided them into abnormal ABI (≤.9) and normal ABI (>.9) groups. We defined neurologic deterioration (ND) as ...
Natarajan Subramanian S Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Dhanwantary Hospital, Mumbai, - - 2014
Allergic Broncho Pulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) is a rare disease characterized by an allergic inflammatory response to the colonization by aspergillus or other fungi in the airways. The aim was to study the clinical, radiological, and serological characteristics of patients of ABPA. A prospective observational study of patients with breathlessness, chronic ...
Garzillo Elpidio Maria EM From the Department of Experimental Medicine (Drs Garzillo, Lamberti, Genovese, Pedata, and Feola and Mr Sannolo and Mr Miraglia), Section of Hygiene, Occupational Medicine and Forensic Medicine, Occupational Medicine Area; and Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurological, Metabolic and Aging Sciences (Dr Daniele, Dr Trojsi, and Dr Monsurro), Second University of Naples, - - 2014
To study aluminum (Al), manganese (Mn), and lead (Pb) influence on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) development. A total of 34 patients (10% of the regional ALS population) and 25 controls of an Italian region were enrolled. Metal concentrations were determined by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Serum Al concentrations in patients and ...
Olawale Balogun Babajide BB Department of Radiology, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, - - 2014
Intrauterine adhesion (IUA) represents scar tissue inside the uterine cavity. Many patients may experience recurrent miscarriages, menstrual dysfunction, and may also be unable to achieve pregnancy. Tubal abnormalities are a significant cause of infertility in women. Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is a useful screening test for the evaluation of the uterine cavity ...
Liu Liang L Department of Gastroenterology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing 100029, China; Graduate School, Peking Union Medical College & Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China; Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, - - 2014
The pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is complex and not fully understood, so the aim of this study was to evaluate whether visceral and somatic hypersensitivity, autonomic cardiovascular dysfunction, and low-grade inflammation of the gut wall are associated with diarrhea-predominant IBS (D-IBS). Sixty-two patients with D-IBS and 20 control ...
Artinyan E - - 2014
Eosinophils may suggest the presence of a great variety of anomalies whereupon allergies, malignancies, certain tissue disorders, idiopathic hypereosynophilic syndrome and parasitic infections (with the exception of protozoons) can be cited as a few. Although the clinical manifestations may differ, the eosinophils level is quite an important data in cases ...
Kanu Okezie Obasi OO Department of Surgery, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, - - 2014
This study explored the outcome of children with patent anterior fontanelles who were treated with trans-fontanelle ultrasound scan (TFUSS), which is more affordable and available than CT scan and MRI in the diagnosis of childhood intracranial pathologies and treatment of subdural empyema, in developing countries. Seventeen infants with post-meningitic subdural ...
Eshraghian Ahad A Department of Internal Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz, - - 2014
Cirrhosis is the end stage of many different forms of acute and chronic liver damages. Interactions between liver and endocrine system is significant, because liver is the main organ of metabolism and catabolism of many proteins. In this study, current literature about endocrine abnormalities among patients with liver cirrhosis was ...
Ates Ihsan - - 2014
This study aimed to measure the serum soluble tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK) and interleukin-17A (IL-17A) levels in hypertensive patients with/without asymptomatic organ damage (AOD), as well as to determine the relationship between the serum sTWEAK and IL17-A levels, and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), proteinuria, retinopathy, ...
Lauque Dominique D The Emergency Department, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse, France; University Toulouse 3, Toulouse, - - 2014
Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (h-FABP), sensitive troponins, natriuretic peptides, and clinical scores such as the Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) are candidates for risk stratification of patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). The aim was to compare their respective prognostic values to predict an adverse outcome at 1 month. The authors ...
Bohle W - - 2014
Background: EUS-FNA of lymph nodes is believed to harbour no risk of serious complications. However, recently, a case series of mediastinal abscess formation after EUS-FNA in patients with sarcoidosis has been published. Here, we describe a patient with sarcoidosis and mediastinitis after EUS-FNA. Case Report: Two years before EUS-FNA, the ...
Jiang Nan N Department of Internal Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, - - 2014
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease that has three major components: inflammation, fibrosis, and vasculopathy. T-helper 17 cell (Th17) and regulatory T cell (Treg) are considered to be critical for autoimmune disease pathogenesis. The role of Th17 and Treg in SSc is still unclear. The aim of this study ...
Bakhshaee Mehdi M Sinus and Surgical Endoscopic Research Center, Ghaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a multifactorial disease. Allergies are considered a predisposing factor to CRS; however, this remains controversial. The objective of this research was to investigate the prevalence of co-morbidities and allergic reaction, and to specify the most common allergens in patients with confirmed CRS. One hundred patients with ...
Verhagen M P MP Department of Cardiology, Medical Centre Alkmaar (MCA), Wilhelminalaan 12, 1815 JD, Alkmaar, the - - 2014
Since several large trials have proven the effectiveness of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in patients with left ventricular dysfunction, disadvantages have become more apparent. As the prognosis of patients with cardiovascular diseases is improving, assessment of ICD patients and re-evaluation of the current guidelines is mandatory. We aimed to evaluate differences ...
Savarese Leonor Garbin LG Radiology Division, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto,, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Ribeirao Preto, SP, - - 2014
To evaluate the association of redundant nerve roots of cauda equina (RNRCE) with the degree of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and with spondylolisthesis. Method After Institutional Board approval, 171 consecutive patients were retrospectively enrolled, 105 LSS patients and 66 patients without stenosis. The dural sac cross-sectional area (CSA) was measured ...
Delgado Guillermo G Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán, Monterrey, Nuevo León, - - 2014
Cardiovascular variability (CVV) has been evaluated in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) in other countries and exhibit ethnic differences. Objective We investigated heart rate variability (HRV) and blood pressure variability (BPV) in Mexican patients with PD. Method We further compared HRV and BPV between this group and young healthy controls ...
Drinnan Michael M Department of Medical Physics, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United - - 2014
The association between extraesophageal reflux (EER) and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is inadequately understood. We used the Comprehensive Reflux Symptom Scale (CReSS) to evaluate EER and reflux-symptom prevalence in gastroenterology and otolaryngology outpatients and symptom awareness among UK gastroenterologists. Cross-sectional cohort survey. Six hundred thirty-nine participants were surveyed: ...
Xia Yong Y From the Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People's Republic of - - 2014
We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and imaging characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment outcomes of 10 patients with hemorrhagic cerebral paragonimiasis (CP), and we evaluated the influence of Paragonimus infection on cerebrovascular damage. Ten patients (7 male and 3 female; median age 15.7 years, range 4-46 years) with hemorrhagic CP were diagnosed ...
Tsuji Takahiro T Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tenri Hospital, Nara, - - 2014
Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease secondary to cystic fibrosis (CF) has been reported, but there is limited data about NTM prevalence in non-CF bronchiectasis. We retrospectively investigated the prevalence of NTM associated with diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB), a disorder also characterized by reduced mucociliary clearance with bronchiectasis. We reviewed mycobacterial cultures, ...
Ferlazzo Edoardo E Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy; Regional Epilepsy Center, Bianchi-Melacrino-Morelli Hospital, Reggio Calabria, - - 2014
We report clinical, neurophysiologic, and genetic features of an Italian series of patients with Lafora disease (LD) to identify distinguishing features of those with a slowly progressive course. Twenty-three patients with LD (17 female; 6 male) were recruited. Mean age (± SD) at the disease onset was 14.5 ± 3.9 years and mean ...
Tsukioka Takuma T Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka, Osaka, - - 2014
Purpose: Malignant airway stenosis extending from the bronchial bifurcation to the lower lobar orifice was treated with airway stenting. We herein examine the effectiveness of airway stenting for extensive malignant airway stenosis.Methods: Twelve patients with extensive malignant airway stenosis underwent placement of a silicone Dumon Y stent (Novatech, La Ciotat, ...
Moncho Dulce D aClinical Neurophysiology Department, bNeurosurgical Department, and cNeurosurgical and Neurotrauma Research Unit, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Vall d'Hebron Research Institute, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to describe the abnormalities found in the recordings of evoked potentials (EPs), in particular those of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs), in a homogeneous series of patients with Chiari type 1 malformation (CM-1) and study their relationship with clinical ...
Subramanian Charumathi Raghu CR Internal Medicine, Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA and Division of Gastroenterology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, - - 2014
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus causes troublesome symptoms, esophageal injury, and/or complications. Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) remains the standard therapy for GERD and is effective in most patients. Those whose symptoms are refractory to PPIs ...
Sato Kimi K Cardiovascular Division, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of - - 2014
Background:To assess whether global longitudinal strain (GLS) can discriminate high-risk patients with adverse outcome in paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient (LFLPG) severe aortic stenosis (AS).Methods and Results:We enrolled 204 patients with severe AS (indexed aortic valve area [iAVA] <0.6 cm(2)/m(2)) and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF >50%). Patients were divided into 4 groups ...
Nagamine Yuito Y Department of Neurology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Hidaka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Isolated brain infarction in the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) territory is rare, and its etiology has not yet been fully elucidated. Thus, we aimed to determine the etiologic and clinical characteristics of patients with isolated ACA territory infarction due to arterial dissection. Of 2315 patients with acute cerebral infarction admitted ...
Ferlitsch Arnulf A Department of Medicine 3, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2014
Chronic appendicitis may be detected in as many as 10% of patients with right lower quadrant pain. Although the appendiceal orifice is easily identified during colonoscopy, its lumen has not been investigated so far. To determine the feasibility of endoscopic appendix imaging to identify features of chronic appendicitis in patients ...
Chan Pei-Ying S PY Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Medicine, and Healthy Ageing Research Center, Chang Gung University, 259 Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Taoyuan, 333 Taiwan. Electronic address: - - 2014
There has been evidence for the effect of anxiety on the neural processing of respiratory sensation using the respiratory-related evoked potentials (RREP) elicited by inspiratory occlusions. This study tested the RREP elicited by inspiratory occlusions in a group of outpatients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and a group of healthy ...
Viprakasit Vip - - 2014
Patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassaemia (NTDT) have a genetic defect or combination of defects that affect haemoglobin synthesis, but which is not severe enough to require regular blood transfusions. The carrier frequency of NTDT is high (up to 80% in some parts of the world) but the prevalence of symptomatic patients ...
Noori Atefeh A Research Center for Modelling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. ; Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism population sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the impacts of multiple indicators of Socio-economic Status (SES) on Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) related readmission. A prospective study consisting of 315 patients without the history of admission due to CHF was carried out in Tehran during 2010 and 2011. They were ...
Kilic M M Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Firat, Elazig, Turkey - - - 2014
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the serum levels of Hsp70 and acylated and desacylated ghrelin in patients suffering from a simple febrile convulsion. This cross--sectional study included patients who were diagnosed with a simple febrile convulsion, afebrile tonic-clonic epileptic seizure and upper respiratory tract infection when admitted to ...
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 ...
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