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Ogura Takeshi T Department of Cerebrovascular Surgery, International Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, 1397-1 Yamane, Hidaka, Saitama, 350-1298, - - 2015
This study evaluated the effect of diltiazem, a calcium antagonist, on sympathetic activity in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) during the hyperacute stage. Of patients with aneurysmal SAH who underwent aneurysm repair between August 2008 and June 2011, 119 consecutive patients were enrolled in this prospective study. On admission, ...
Danura Hiroki H Department of Neurosurgery, Kantonsspital Aarau, Aarau, - - 2015
More than half of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients develop angiographically detectable delayed cerebral vasospasm (dCVS). It mostly occurs between days 4 and 15 after ictus and can be associated with neurological deficits that contribute to increased morbidity and mortality after SAH. Although dCVS is well studied, there are only a ...
Tanaka Yuichi Y Department of Neurosurgery, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center, Saitama-Ken, Japan, - - 2015
Early diagnosis of vasospasm is a key factor in the choice of treatment after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, a noninvasive method of diagnosing delayed ischemic neurological deficit (DIND) has not been established. We therefore propose a new method of diagnosing cerebral ischemia using near-infrared optical topography (OT) with oxygen inhalation. ...
Iwabuchi Satoshi S Department of Neurosurgery, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, 2-17-6 Ohashi, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8515, Japan, - - 2015
We evaluated patients treated with prophylactic intra-arterial administration of fasudil hydrochloride (IAF) after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Between August 1998 and December 2012, 92 patients with aneurysmal SAH were treated with IAF for angiographic vasospasm without ischemic symptoms after their follow-up angiography. Patients comprised 50 women and 42 men, aged 24-83 ...
da Costa Leodante L Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room A1-37, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada, - - 2015
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) alters cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) to carbon dioxide (CO2), which may be related to an increased risk of delayed ischemic neurological deficits (DINDs). We report the results of bedside CVR testing in the acute phase of SAH in good clinical grade patients without established vasospasm or signs of ...
Toyoda Tomikatsu T Department of Neurosurgery, JCHO Tokyo Shinjuku Medical Center, 5-1 Tsukudocho Shinjuku, Tokyo, 162-8543, Japan, - - 2015
Rapid clot removal and clearance has been proposed as an effective tool for preventing cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). We examined the relationship between clot-clearance rate and the severity of cerebral vasospasm in 110 consecutive patients with aneurysmal SAH. We measured clot-clearance rates per day in the basal and ...
Qi Xingshun X aXijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases bState Key Laboratory of Cancer Biology, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, - - 2015
Until now, no data on the routine screening for thrombotic risk factors in Chinese nonmalignant and noncirrhotic patients with portal vein thrombosis (PVT) have been reported. A total of 141 nonmalignant and noncirrhotic patients with PVT who underwent screening tests for thrombotic risk factors between September 2009 and August 2012 ...
Sonoyama Takuhiro T Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceKyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8507, - - 2014
We recently reported that stimulation with high-dose ACTH caused different responses in terms of aldosterone secretion in aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) and idiopathic hyperaldosteronism (IHA) in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA). However, the role of endogenous ACTH in aldosterone secretion in PA has not been systematically evaluated. In this study, we ...
Lewis M Samantha MS Garnett P. McMillan, PhD, is a Biostatistician at NCRAR, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR. Michele Hutter, MS, was a Research Audiologist at the NCRAR, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR. Robert L. Folmer, PhD, is a Research Investigator at NCRAR, Portland VA Medical Center, and Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR. Debra Wilmington, PhD, was a Research Investigator at NCRAR, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR and an Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; and is currently an Instructor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington State University Vancouver, Vancouver, WA. Linda Casiana, MS, CCRP, was a Research Assistant at NCRAR, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR. Mary Fitzpatrick, NP, was a Nurse Practitioner in the Neurology Service, Portland VA Medical Center; and is currently Medical Science Clinical Liaison, Biogen Idec U.S. Medical, Cambridge, MA. David J. Lilly, PhD, was a Research Investigator/Audiologist at NCRAR, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR and is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Dennis Bourdette, MD, is Co-Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence West, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR and Chair and Roy and Eulalia Swank Family Research Professor, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR. Shannon Overs, MD, is a Staff Physician previously associated with the Neurology Service, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR; Department of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; and Novant Health Neurology Specialists, Charlotte, NC. Michelle Cameron, MD, is Staff Neurologist, Neurology Service, Portland VA Medical Center, and Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health & - - 2014
Previous studies reported that particular types of interferon medications might contribute to hearing loss in some patients. The package insert included in the original Food and Drug Administration application for intramuscular interferon beta-1a (Avonex) stated that some patients in the treatment group reported decreased hearing sensitivity. The purpose of the ...
Ma Changqing C Departments of *Pathology †Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2014
Patients with juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS), a hereditary autosomal dominant hamartomatous polyposis syndrome, are at increased risk for colorectal adenocarcinoma. The upper gastrointestinal tract is less often involved by JPS than the colorectum, and, consequently, upper tract juvenile polyps (JPs) are not well studied. We reviewed upper endoscopies and corresponding ...
Liu Qinghua Q Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing TongRen Hospital, Capital Medical University , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, Haemophilus, Enterobacter, and Corynebacterium appear to be more frequently associated with patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) than with patients with CRS without nasal polyps (CRSsNP) or control subjects. Furthermore, the isolation rate of Staphylococcus aureus appears to be much lower in ...
Perel Azriel A From the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
The respiratory variations in the plethysmographic (PLET) waveform of the pulse oximeter during mechanical ventilation can be automatically quantified as the PLET variation index (PVI). Like other dynamic variables, the PVI may provide useful information about fluid responsiveness but only when the patient is receiving fully controlled mechanical ventilation with ...
Başar Selda S Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Gazi University Faculty of Health Sciences, 06500 Beşevler, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2014
This study aims to compare rotator cuff muscle atrophy with fatty degeneration, tear size, range of motion, shoulder muscle strength, pain and upper extremity function in patients with chronic rotator cuff tear, and with or without anterior greater tuberosity cyst. A total of 101 patients (32 males, 69 females; mean ...
Khadilkar Satish V SV *Department of Neurology, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India; †Bombay Hospitals, Mumbai, India; and ‡Artemis Health Institute, Gudgeon, - - 2014
To characterize and analyze a subgroup of patients with polymyositis presented with predominant or isolated proximal upper limb and neck weakness. Patients with polymyositis, presenting with predominant or isolated weakness of upper limbs and the neck, were included. Bohan and Peter and Targoff criteria were used for the diagnosis of ...
Weissman Heather M - - 2014
To describe LASIK flap amputation as a therapeutic option for patients with atypical refractory flap complications. Case series and literature review. Seven eyes of 6 patients underwent flap amputation for various atypical indications, including non-infectious flap/interface opacity (3 patients), irregular astigmatism on the flap surface (3 patients), and chronic pain ...
Kerur Basavaraj B *Pediatric Hospitalist Division, Floating Hospital for Children †Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tufts Medical Center ‡Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Floating Hospital for Children, Boston, MA §Department of Colorectal Surgery, Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL ||Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
Chronic intractable constipation (CIC) is a debilitating disease that is challenging to manage. Treatment options in children include medications, enemas, and surgical management in selected cases. We reviewed medical records of pediatric patients diagnosed as having CIC at Tufts Medical Center from 2005 to 2012. Demographic variables, diagnostic procedures, and ...
Chimot Loïc L Service de Réanimation, Centre Hospitalier Périgueux, Périgueux, France (L.C.); Service de Réanimation Médicale, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes, Hôpital Pontchaillou, Rennes, France (A.Ga., N.N., S.Mas., C.C., Y.L.T.); Service de Réanimation Médico-Chirurgicale, Centre Hospitalier de Versailles, Le Chesnay, France (A.Gr.); and Service de Réanimation, Centre Hospitalier Sud Francilien, Corbeil-Essonnes, France (S.Mar.). - - 2014
Tolerance of intermittent hemodialysis is potentially poor for patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit, particularly those in shock. The aim of this study was to determine whether an evaluation of the hemodynamic state by echocardiography before an intermittent hemodialysis session could predict tolerance during the session. Before an intermittent ...
Taheri Sarvtin Mehdi M Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran; Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran; Invasive Fungi Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, - - 2014
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that can considerably affect a patient's quality of life. Environmental and genetic factors, as well as superantigens and toxins from Candida species, may play various roles in the exacerbation and persistence of psoriasis. In the present study, we evaluated candidal colonization and specific humoral ...
Sriganesh Kamath K Department of Neuroanaesthesia, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, 560029, India, - - 2014
Subarachnoid hemorrhage is an acute neurological emergency requiring urgent confirmation of the diagnosis for planning definitive management. Due to altered consciousness, most patients require sedation for conducting this procedure smoothly. Currently, it is unclear if any one particular sedative drug has a favorable profile in patients undergoing cerebral angiography. The ...
Agmon-Levin Nancy N The Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, 52621, Tel Hashomer, - - 2014
Vitamin D immune-modulating effects were extensively studied, and low levels have been linked with autoimmune diseases. The associations of vitamin D with autoimmune diseases of the liver, and particularly primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), are yet to be defined. Hence, in this study, serum levels of vitamin D were determined in ...
Amital Howard H Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, 52621, Tel Aviv, Israel, - - 2014
Patients with autoimmune diseases often present with olfactory impairment. The aim of the study was to assess the olfactory functions of female patients with fibromyalgia (FM) compared with patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and with healthy female controls. Olfactory functions were assessed in 24 patients with FM, 20 patients with ...
Camurcu Ismet Yalkin IY Devrek State Hospital, Vedat Ali Özkan Cad, 67800, Devrek, Zonguldak, Turkey, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Tönnis triple pelvic osteotomy in patients with LCP disease. Between 2007 and 2011, Tönnis triple pelvic osteotomy was performed for 43 patients with LCP, in our institute. During the follow-ups of patients with LCP the indications for the surgery ...
Suh Minseok M Department of Nuclear Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Republic of - - 2014
Introduction Meckel scan is an effective tool for diagnosing symptomatic Meckel diverticulum (MD). However, the clinical relevance of Meckel scan remains controversial because of its rare use. To evaluate the clinical relevance of Meckel scan with initial hemoglobin (Hb) level, we investigated its diagnostic accuracy in our patient population over a ...
Weng Wen-Jie WJ Department of Joint Surgery, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Zhongshan Road 321, Nanjing, 210008, - - 2014
The interaction between the sagittal alignment of the spine and pelvis and the compensatory mechanism in patients suffering from spinal disorders has been well documented. However, in patients with hip osteoarthritis (HOA), few studies have explored how the hip joint pathology could affect the sagittal alignment of the hip, pelvis ...
Watkins Karen R KR University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 377, Houston, TX, 77030, USA, - - 2014
Denosumab is approved for the prevention of skeletal-related events (SREs) in metastatic solid tumor patients with bone metastases. Limited data regarding the safety of denosumab in patients with severe renal insufficiency suggests increased rates of hypocalcemia compared to patients with normal renal function. The purpose of this study was to ...
Erfan Gamze G Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Namık Kemal University, Tunca Cad. 100. Yıl Mah., Tekirdag, Turkey, - - 2014
Psoriasis is a disease that can contribute to a risk of atherosclerosis. In several studies, impaired endothelial dysfunction (ED) is correlated with psoriasis. Serum YKL-40 is a new inflammatory biomarker of vascular damage, like ED and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the study was to compare relevance of serum YKL-40 ...
Jeong Seul-Ki SK Department of Neurology & Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University - Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University - - 2014
Aim: Deep pontine lacunar infarction (DPLI) not involving the basal pial surface of the medial part of the pons, is known to be a small vessel disease in the territory of the basilar artery (BA). In the present study, we examined whether morphological features of the BA differ in individuals ...
Alanin Mikkel Christian MC Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Audiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark, - - 2014
The hallmark of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is bilateral vestibular schwannomas (VS) and severe hearing loss is common in NF2 patients. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression level in NF2 correlates with tumour growth rate and bevacizumab, a VEGF-binding antibody, has previously been shown to induce tumour shrinkage and improve ...
Inoue Hiroto H Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of - - 2014
This study examined 19 patients with portosystemic shunt encephalopathy caused by a splenorenal shunt (SRS), which was treated with balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO). Long-term treatment outcomes were evaluated based on hepatic functional reserve and vital prognosis. Encephalopathy improved in all patients after shunt embolization and closure. Albumin, serum ammonia, ...
Sveälv Bg B Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine/Cardiology, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg , - - 2014
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of diastolic dysfunction (DD) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by following recommended criteria from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and using single variables reflecting DD. Method: A total of 187 patients with AS (105 men; mean age 51 ± 13 years; mean duration ...
de Souza Giassi Karina - - 2014
Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common human zoonosis, and is generally benign in most of the individuals. Pulmonary involvement is common in immunocompromised subjects, but very rare in immunocompetents and there are scarce reports of tomographic findings in the literature. The aim of the study is to describe three ...
Bernin Hannah - - 2014
BackgroundThe protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolytica) usually asymptomatically colonizes the human intestine. In the minority of the cases, the parasite evades from the gut and can induce severe symptoms like colitis or amebic liver abscess (ALA). Interestingly, ALA predominates in adult men despite a higher prevalence of the parasite ...
Lipinski Michal M From the *Department of Gastroenterology, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior, Warsaw; †Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok; ‡Department of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior, Warsaw; and §Faculty of Health Sciences, Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach, Kielce, - - 2014
In reference to our earlier publication, laboratory tests that reflect severe intravascular volume depletion can be used for predicting the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). The aim of the study was to assess whether urinary level of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) could represent a useful marker of AP severity. We ...
Jia Rongrong R From the *Department of Gastroenterology, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai; †Department of Clinical Medicine, Soochow University School of Medicine, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province; and ‡Department of Gastroenterology, Shanghai First People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
The interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17 axis plays an important role in various inflammatory conditions but its function in acute pancreatitis (AP) is not well understood. The present study investigated the relationship between serum levels of IL-23, IL-17, and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients and the severity of AP. Eighty-five patients with AP ...
Javed Omar O Manchester Medical School, The University of Manchester, Manchester, - - 2014
The prognostic benefit from heart rate (HR) reduction in patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and/or chronic heart failure (CHF) is now firmly established. Most decisions regarding initiation and/or dose adjustment of HR-limiting medications in such patients are based on clinic HR. Yet, this is a highly variable parameter that ...
Kuwabara Satoshi S http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4716-8578 Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, - - 2014
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is currently classified into 'typical' CIDP and 'atypical' subtypes such as multifocal acquired demyelinating sensory and motor neuropathy (MADSAM). To assess the frequency of CIDP subtypes, and to elucidate clinical and electrophysiological features, and treatment response in each subtype. We reviewed data from 100 consecutive ...
Lee Min Gyu MG Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-710, Korea (South), Republic - - 2014
Purpose: To evaluate macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GC-IPL) thickness using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in patients with chronic exposure to hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Methods: This study included 130 subjects, who were divided into three groups: Group 1A, 55 patients with HCQ use ≥5 years; Group 1B, 46 patients ...
Hong Xia X Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, P.R. - - 2014
Activated clotting time (ACT) has been successfully applied during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to monitor the extent of thrombin inhibition and anti-coagulation from unfractionated heparin (UFH) aiming to reduce the incidence of thrombotic adverse events and hemorrhagic complications. And this investigation was to explore the influence of body mass index ...
Kim Seo Hyun SH From the Department of Neurology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea (S.H.K.); and Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles - - 2014
Body temperature (BT) is an important physiological factor in acute ischemic stroke. However, the relationship of initial BT to stroke severity and degree of benefit from thrombolytic therapy has been delineated incompletely. We analyzed the public data set of the 2 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Tissue-Type Plasminogen ...
Tabakci Mehmet Mustafa MM Cardiology Department, Kartal Koşuyolu Cardiovascular Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess whether epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is associated with the severity of heart failure in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NICMP). The study group was composed of 93 patients with NICMP and38 age- and sex-matched healty individuals as the control group. The EFT ...
Shimizu Yasuhiro Y From the *Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya; †Second Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama; ‡Center for Gastroenterology, Teine Keijinkai Hospital, Sapporo; §Department of Gastroenterology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya; ∥Division of Colorectal Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; ¶Department of Medical Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi, India; and #Department of Pathology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, - - 2014
We previously published a nomogram for prediction of carcinoma in patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). The objective of the current study was to validate this nomogram in an external cohort of patients at multiple institutions. The clinical details of 180 patients with IPMN who underwent a pancreatic resection ...
Romascano David D Advanced Clinical Imaging Technology, Siemens Healthcare IM BM PI & Department of Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland; Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS5), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, - - 2014
Background: Cerebellar pathology occurs in late multiple sclerosis (MS) but little is known about cerebellar changes during early disease stages. In this study, we propose a new multicontrast "connectometry" approach to assess the structural and functional integrity of cerebellar networks and connectivity in early MS. Methods: We used diffusion spectrum ...
Haroche Julien J Julien Haroche, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Philippe Maksud, Aurélie Drier, Dan Tolédano, Stéphane Barete, Frédéric Charlotte, Philippe Cluzel, Neïla Benameur, Philippe A. Grenier, Ahmed Idbaih, Baptiste Hervier, Laurent Arnaud, and Zahir Amoura, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière; Philippe Maksud, Stéphane Barete, Frédéric Charlotte, Philippe Cluzel, Philippe A. Grenier, Ahmed Idbaih, Julien Haroche, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Baptiste Hervier, Laurent Arnaud, and Zahir Amoura, Paris VI University Pierre et Marie Curie; Jean Donadieu, AP-HP, Hôpital Trousseau, French National Center for Histiocytosis, Paris; Jean-François Emile, EA4340-BCOH, Versailles University, and AP-HP, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne; Sophie Besnard, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes, Pontchaillou University Hospital, Rennes Cedex; Jean-Paul Ory, Centre Hospitalier Régional de Vesoul, Vesoul; François Lifermann, Hôpital de Dax-Côte d'Argent, Dax; Brigitte Granel, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Hôpital Nord, Marseille; and Bruno Graffin, Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées Legouest, Metz, France. - - 2014
Histiocytoses are rare disorders with heterogeneous prognosis. BRAF(V600E) mutations have been observed in half of patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and in 50% to 100% of patients with Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) patients. We recently reported short-term efficacy of a BRAF inhibitor (vemurafenib) in three patients with multisystemic ECD. Vemurafenib ...
Lee Yeunju Y * Department of Pharmacy, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center, Houston, - - 2014
The purpose of this analysis is to assess the effectiveness of heparin anticoagulation in cardiogenic shock patients with TandemHeart percutaneous ventricular assist device support for which the institution's TandemHeart heparin protocol was implemented compared to those managed without protocol.This retrospective analysis included 15 patients in the protocol group and 10 ...
Estay Camila C Resident of Internal Medicine, Universidad de Los - - 2014
Incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), is increasing. Imaging techniques are accurate and reliable in diagnosing IBD. The main disadvantage of CT compared with MRI is radiation exposure and the potential risk factor for cancer, especially since IBD patients are already at ...
Rigatelli Gianluca G Section of Adult Congenital and Adult Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Endoluminal Interventions, Rovigo General Hospital, Rovigo, - - 2014
Paradoxical embolism associated with secundum atrial septal defect (sASD) is a relatively rare but well-known occurrence. The purpose of our study is to report the clinical, hemodynamic, and anatomical features assessed by intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) of sASD as related to paradoxical embolism. Five hundred thirty-seven patients (mean age 48 ± 19.0 years) ...
Polachek Ari A Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman st, Tel Aviv, 64239, affiliated with Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to describe a series of patients above the age of 50 years with large vessel arteritis and vascular involvement typical of TAK. A retrospective review of 18 patients (median age 64 years) with emphasis on clinical characteristics, laboratory values, and vascular involvement by CT, MRI, or ...
Komaba Hirotaka H Division of Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, - - 2014
Lanthanum carbonate is a non-calcium phosphate binder that is effective for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia. However, it is unknown whether treatment with lanthanum affects survival. We retrospectively collected data on maintenance hemodialysis patients at 22 facilities (n = 2292) beginning in December 2008, a time point immediately prior to the ...
Corbetta Samuele S Department of Health Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, - - 2014
Gitelman syndrome (GS) and Bartter syndrome (BS) are hereditary salt-losing tubulopathies (SLTs) resulting from defects of renal proteins involved in electrolyte reabsorption, as for sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) and furosemide-sensitive sodium-potassium-chloride cotransporter (NKCC2) cotransporters, affected in GS and BS Type 1 patients, respectively. Currently, definitive diagnosis is obtained through expensive and ...
Inokuchi Mikito - - 2014
Comorbidity is a predictor of postoperative complications (PCs) in gastrectomy. However, it remains unclear which comorbidities are predictors of PCs in patients who undergo laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG). Clinically, insufficient lymphadenectomy (LND) is sometimes performed in high-risk patients, although the impact on PCs and outcomes remains unclear. We retrospectively studied 529 ...
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