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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 ...
den Hoed M A H MA Department of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, The - - 2014
Methotrexate(MTX) is an effective and toxic chemotherapeutic drug in the treatment of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia(ALL). In this prospective study, we aimed to identify metabolic and genetic determinants of MTX toxicity. One hundred and thirty-four Dutch pediatric ALL patients were treated with four high infusions MTX (HD-MTX: 5 g m(-2)) every other ...
Huang Maotao M Department of Gastroenterology and Endocrinology, The 452(nd) Hospital of PLA, Chengdu, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
Currently, there is no treatment for decompensated liver cirrhosis except for liver transplantation. The safety and effect on liver function of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) with and without autologous bone marrow cell (BMC) infusion in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis were determined. Ten patients who were diagnosed with ...
Signoretti Marianna M Digestive and Liver Disease Unit, S. Andrea Hospital, University "Sapienza," Rome, - - 2014
To assess the prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in chronic pancreatitis (CP), and analyze factors related with SIBO in CP. SIBO is to be considered a factor that worsens symptoms and nutritional status in patients with CP. However, the few studies evaluating the rate of SIBO in CP ...
Zhang Ni N Department of Hematology, Second Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250033, P.R. - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and effect of progranulin (PGRN) in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). In total, 26 newly diagnosed pSS patients and 26 healthy subjects were enrolled in this study. The serum levels of PGRN and the inflammatory factor, interleukin-6 (IL-6), ...
Stolpman David R DR *Department of Gastroenterology, Park Nicollet Clinic †Park Nicollet Institute, St Louis Park ‡Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, - - 2014
To achieve an excellent bowel preparation, it is routine to require a clear liquid diet on the day before the procedure. Unfortunately, this dietary modification may be poorly tolerated. We examine whether a change in precolonoscopy dietary restriction can lead to better patient tolerance without compromising examination quality. This is ...
Bagattini Brunella B Endocrinology SectionDepartment of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University Hospital of Pisa, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, Pisa 56124, - - 2014
Levothyroxine (l-T4) is commonly employed to correct hormone deficiency in children with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) and in adult patients with iatrogenic hypothyroidism. To compare the daily weight-based dosage of the replacement therapy with l-T4 in athyreotic adult patients affected by CH and adult patients with thyroid nodular or cancer diseases ...
Zulueta-Santos Cristina C Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, University Hospital and Medical School, University of Navarra , Pamplona, Navarra , - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: The distribution of abnormal results is not uniform between different canals in each patient; the most frequent gain reduction is obtained for the posterior canal. Gain reduction reflects the disease duration and amount of hearing loss. To test the hypothesis that the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) evoked after stimulation ...
Ornek Ahmet A Department of Internal Medicine I, Marienhospital Herne, Medical Center of Ruhr University Bochum, Herne, Germany (A.Ö., M.K., B.F.H., N.P., A.G.); Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Bergmannsheil, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany (A.Ö.); and Department of Internal Medicine I, St Josef-Hospital, Medical Center of Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany (R.S., W.S., - - 2014
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) can be associated with splenomegaly. Prospective quantitative data are lacking. We performed a sonographic assessment of spleen size in patients with FMF and healthy control participants to assess its diagnostic value. Patients with FMF according to the criteria of Livneh et al (Arthritis Rheum 1997; 40:1879-1885) ...
Tufan Zeliha Kocak ZK Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey (Z.K.T.); and Departments of Radiology (H.Y., M.K., P.K.) and Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (C.B., G.C., C.A.H., S.K., A.P.D.), Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2014
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has been endemic in Turkey since 2002. Some radiologic findings are considered common by clinicians and radiologists. In this regard, we aimed to assess the sonographic findings in patents with CCHF in a pilot study to obtain basic knowledge for planning further controlled studies. An observational ...
Abe Masahiro M Department of Infectious Diseases, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of serum (1,3)-beta-D-glucan (BDG) for earlier detection of breakthrough candidemia. We reviewed the medical records of patients with candidemia from January 2008 to March 2013. Serum BDG was measured by Wako turbidimetric assay. During the study period, a total of ...
Lee Ko-Chao KC Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital - Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
Nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms make diagnosis of amebiasis difficult. Certain colonoscopic findings predict amebic colitis while others suggest different diagnoses. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic capability of colonic evaluation of amebiasis. We retrospectively reviewed data of all amebiasis cases admitted to our institution between 2003 and 2012. Cases were diagnosed ...
Freeman Jennifer J JJ Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Mott Children's Hospital, 1540 E. Hospital Dr., SPC 4211, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-4211, USA, - - 2014
To report a previously poorly recognized process of secondary formation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-like process, specifically Crohn's-like changes in pediatric surgery patients who underwent major small bowel and colorectal surgery. We describe potential etiologies, presenting symptoms and treatment approaches. Retrospective chart review of patients with history of either chronic, ...
Cachia A A 1] INSERM UMR 894, Centre de Psychiatrie & Neurosciences, Paris, France [2] Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France [3] CNRS UMR 8240, Laboratoire de Psychologie du développement et de l'Éducation de l'Enfant, Paris, France [4] Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, - - 2014
Hallucinations, and auditory hallucinations (AH) in particular, constitute the most typical and disabling schizophrenia symptoms. Although visual hallucinations (VH) have been largely neglected in psychiatric disorders, a recent review reported a 27% mean prevalence of VH in schizophrenia patients. The pathophysiology underlying VH in schizophrenia remains elusive. Several schizophrenia studies ...
Rogers Gary F - - 2014
Objective :  To describe the subtle clinical features, genetic considerations, and management of progressive postnatal pansynostosis, a rare form of multisutural craniosynostosis that insidiously occurs after birth and causes inconspicuous cranial changes. Design, Participants, Setting :  The study is a retrospective chart review of all patients diagnosed with progressive postnatal ...
Banwait Ranjit R Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2014
Disease assessment in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM) is dependent on the percent involvement of B-cell neoplasm in the bone marrow and IgM paraprotein in the serum. A subset of patients also demonstrates extramedullary involvement, which is infrequently examined. The role of extramedullary involvement in the diagnosis and prognosis of WM is ...
Abe Tomoko T Department of Nephrology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65, Tsuruma-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 464-8550, - - 2014
Previous studies have suggested that high neutrophil/lymphocyte ratios are related to worse outcome in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Patients with end-stage renal disease, especially those with inflammation, are at an increased risk of premature mortality, primarily because of cardiovascular disease. We aimed to clarify if high neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio is associated ...
Lin Chin-Yao CY Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taiwan Adventist Hospital , Taipei , Taiwan - - 2014
Abstract Background: The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is associated with peripheral vascular atherosclerosis, adverse cardiovascular outcomes, and all-cause mortality. However, there were limited data available on studying the effect of interleg ABI difference. Methods: We investigated the association of the interleg ABI difference with overall and cardiovascular mortality in chronic hemodialysis ...
Zhai Chun-Juan CJ Department of Cardiology, Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University , Jinan, Shandong , China - - 2014
Abstract Aim: To assess the effects and safety of iron-based phosphate binders in adult patients receiving dialysis. Methods: We electronically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and CBM for randomized controlled trials about iron-based phosphate binders in adult dialysis patients. Study quality was assessed using the criteria outlined in the Cochrane Handbook ...
Koo Soo Kweon SK Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Busan Saint Mary's Medical Center, Pusan, South Korea, - - 2014
The objective of the study was to determine the effect of the maxillary sinus on the voice. The prospective study was conducted at an academic secondary referral center. A prospective chart review of 43 patients (17 males, 26 females) who conducted a voice recording and survey before and 3 months after ...
Williamson John B JB a Malcom Randall VAMC , Gainesville , FL , - - 2014
Objective: This was to learn how chronic right hemispheric damage (RHD) versus left hemispheric damage (LHD) may influence attentional biases in proximal and distal space. Background: Prior research has suggested that the left hemisphere primarily attends to proximal space and the right hemisphere to distal space. The purpose of this ...
Batla Amit A Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United - - 2014
We previously reported on a cohort of dystonic tremor and patients with scans without evidence of dopaminergic deficit (SWEDDs). We aim to report the long-term clinical and imaging follow-up of these patients. Patients with at least 5-year follow-up were included. These patients had an asymmetric arm tremor, a previous diagnosis ...
Calviño Jesús - - 2014
Sleep disorders are frequent in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Among them, restless legs syndrome (RLS) may affect up to 60% of patients on dialysis, and it has been related to a poor quality of life and higher cardiovascular risk. Despite its high prevalence in advanced stages of renal disease, RLS ...
Ablanedo-Terrazas Yuria Y Center for Research in Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Mexico City, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intralesional bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor, in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated Kaposi's sarcoma of the upper airway receiving antiretroviral therapy. A pilot randomized, open, phase II study. HIV-infected patients with Kaposi's ...
Miyazaki Shinsuke S Cardiovascular Center, Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, - - 2014
The utility of compound motor action potential (CMAP) monitoring for anticipating phrenic nerve injury (PNI) during cryoballoon ablation has been reported. We sought to compare two different CMAP recording techniques and evaluated the feasibility during pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) and superior vena cava isolation (SVCI) using radiofrequency energy. Forty-two ...
Altunoglu Esma E Internal Medical Clinic, Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to determine the systemic levels of oxidative stress markers, such as ischemia-modified albumin (IMA), advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and the prooxidant-antioxidant balance (PAB), to clarify protein redox homeostasis in patients with Alzheimer's disease, and to compare them ...
Kitano Masataka M Department of Pediatric Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, - - 2014
We studied whether the pressure exerted by the Amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) disk on the Valsalva sinus wall (VW) is a risk factor for erosion and attempted to determine the pressure that may trigger erosion. The causes and mechanisms of erosion after ASO placement remain unclear. We reviewed 665 consecutive ...
Cai Chi C The Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical - - 2014
Background:The effect of adiposity on response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and long-term outcome in patients undergoing CRT has not been previously reported. This study assessed the impact of baseline body mass index (BMI) on cardiac reverse remodeling and prognosis following CRT.Methods and Results:A total of 247 CRT patients were included and ...
Dalamaga Maria M Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Medical School, University of Athens, "Attikon" General University Hospital , Athens , Greece - - 2014
Abstract Context: A proteomic analysis has proposed fetuin-A (alpha-2-HS-glycoprotein) as a new potential marker for pancreatic cancer (PC). Objective: Circulating fetuin-A levels in patients with PC. Methods: Serum fetuin-A was measured in 81 cases with PC and 81 matched controls before the initiation of any treatment. Results: Serum fetuin-A was ...
Jotoku Masanori M Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology, Hypertension and Nephrology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine , Ehime , - - 2014
Abstract To examine the association between pulsatility index (PI) in the common carotid artery (CCA) as a marker of vascular resistance and cardiovascular risk factors, including serum homocysteine and inflammation, 67 hypertensive patients were enrolled. PI correlated with homocysteine and interleukin-6, monocyte count, gender, age and BMI, with monocyte count ...
Yigit Irem Pembegul IP Department of Nephrology, Malatya Government Hospital , Malatya , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Background: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a member of lipocalin family and released from many tissues and cells. We aimed to investigate the relationship among serum NGAL levels, the inflammation markers (IL-6, hs-CRP, TNF-α) and different vascular access types used in dialysis patients. Methods: The study population included 90 ...
Gayraud F F a Université de Lyon, Université Lumière , Lyon , - - 2014
Patients in locked-in syndrome show normal or near normal mental abilities that contrast with the limited motor capacity that hinders voluntary communication. However, eye movements and blinking are usually preserved and can be used to establish a communication system. We report an exceptional case of locked-in syndrome. The aetiology was ...
Tang Ri-Bo RB Department of Cardiology, Beijing An Zhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Chaoyang District, Beijing Zip 100029, - - 2014
Transient ST-T elevation (STE) is a rare complication that occurs during transseptal catheterization. This study aims to delineate the incidence and characteristics of transient STE during transseptal catheterization for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Consecutive patients who underwent fluoroscopy-guided transseptal catheterization for circumferential pulmonary vein radiofrequency ablation in Beijing An Zhen ...
Posch Maximilian G MG Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB), Berlin, Germany Charité Research Organisation GmbH, Berlin, Germany - - 2014
Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) creates improvement of cardiac function in a small portion of patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (iDCM). Among other factors, cardiomyocyte hypertrophy seems to represent an important prerequisite for MCS-related cardiac recovery. We have previously shown that connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) leads to adaptive cardiomyocyte hypertrophy ...
Lefèvre Guillaume G Service de Médecine Interne, Unité d'Immunologie Clinique, Centre de Référence pour les Maladies Auto-Immunes et Systémiques Rares, Hôpital Claude Huriez, CHRU de Lille, Université Lille Nord de France, Laboratoire d'Immunologie, EA 2686, IMPRT IFR 114, CHRU de Lille, Faculté de Médecine H. Warembourg, Université Lille Nord de France, Lille, Service de Rhumatologie, Centre de Référence Maladies Systémiques Rares, CHU Hautepierre, Strasbourg, Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Pellegrin, CHU de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU Fort-De-France, La Meynard, Fort-De-France, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de Rouen, Hôpitaux de Rouen, Rouen, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, Service de Médecine Interne, Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hématologie, CH Bretagne Atlantique, Vannes-Auray, Vannes, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Foch, AP-HP, Suresnes, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de Limoges, Limoges, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de la Cavale-Blanche, Brest, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital de la Conception, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, Service de Rhumatologie, CHRU Jean Minjoz, Besançon, Service de Médecine, Pôle A, Rhumatologie, CH de Nevers, Nevers, Rhumatologue, Château-Thierry, France, Service de Rhumatologie - Médecine Interne, CHU Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium, Service de Pneumologie et Immuno-Allergologie, Centre de Compétence des Maladies Pulmonaires Rares, Hôpital Calmette, CHRU de Lille, Université de Lille Nord de France, Lille, Service de Médecine Interne 1, DHU-I2B, Centre de Référence des Maladies Neuromusculaires Paris-Est, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Roger Salengro, CHU de Lille, Université Lille Nord de France and Service de Médecine Interne 2, Centre de Référence Lupus et SAPL, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. Service de Médecine Interne, Unité d'Immunologie Clinique, Centre de Référence pour les Maladies Auto-Immunes et Systémiques Rares, Hôpital Claude Huriez, CHRU de Lille, Université Lille Nord de France, Laboratoire d'Immunologie, EA 2686, IMPRT IFR 114, CHRU de Lille, Faculté de Médecine H. Warembourg, Université Lille Nord de France, Lille, Service de Rhumatologie, Centre de Référence Maladies Systémiques Rares, CHU Hautepierre, Strasbourg, Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Pellegrin, CHU de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU Fort-De-France, La Meynard, Fort-De-France, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de Rouen, Hôpitaux de Rouen, Rouen, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, Service de Médecine Interne, Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hématologie, CH Bretagne Atlantique, Vannes-Auray, Vannes, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Foch, AP-HP, Suresnes, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de Limoges, Limoges, Service de Rhumatologie, CHU de la Cavale-Blanche, Brest, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital de la Conception, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, Service de Rhumatologie, CHRU Jean Minjoz, Besançon, Service de Médecine, Pôle A, Rhumatologie, CH de Nevers, Nevers, Rhumatologue, Château-Thierry, France, Service de Rhumatologie - Médecine Interne, CHU Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium, Service de Pneumologie et Immuno-Allergologie, Centre de Compétence des Maladies Pulmonaires Rares, Hôpital Calmette, CHRU de Lille, Université de Lille Nord de France, Lille, Service de Médecine Interne 1, DHU-I2B, Centre de Référence des Maladies Neuromusculaires Paris-Est, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Roger Salengro, CHU de Lille, Université Lille Nord de France and Service de Médecine Interne 2, Centre de Référence Lupus et SAPL, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Université Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and characteristics of antisynthetase syndrome (ASS) revealed by polyarthritis. First we conducted a retrospective single-centre study to assess the frequency of ASS patients who presented with polyarthritis without pulmonary and/or muscle symptoms. Secondly, we conducted a larger, multicentre study in ...
De Felice K M KM Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Anti-TNFα biologics induce and maintain remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Also, they have been reported to induce or unmask idiopathic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (IIDD). To determine if anti-TNFα biologics increased the risk of IIDD in a large cohort of patients with IBD. We retrospectively ...
Huang Shi-Yu SY Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatric, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
Among 1,076 dengue patients, 9 patients with rhabdomyolysis and 1,067 patients without rhabdomyolysis (controls) were retrospectively analyzed. Of nine patients with rhabdomyolysis, the most commonly reported symptom other than fever was myalgia; dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) was found in seven cases, and acute kidney injury was found in six cases. ...
Chounta Athina A 4th Department of Internal Medicine, University of Athens, Medical School, - - 2014
Early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) before imaging signs appear remains an unmet medical need. Former publications suggest that soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a non-specific cancer marker. suPAR was validated for the detection of patients at risk for HCC. After an initial training set in 23 patients ...
Sakellariou Grigorios T GT Department of Rheumatology, Department of Endocrinology, 2 Department of Orthopaedics, Central Laboratory, 424 General Military Hospital, Laboratories 'Analysis', Second Medical Clinic, Department of Medicine, Ippokration General Hospital, 3 Department of Orthopaedics, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate serum periostin levels in patients with AS in comparison with healthy controls as well as their association with clinical, inflammatory and radiographic parameters and molecules involved in bone formation. Serum samples for periostin, total Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1), sclerostin, VEGF and inflammatory markers were ...
Bergis Dominik D Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Internal Medicine 1, Goethe University Hospital, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, - - 2014
Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy (CN) is a rare complication of diabetic foot syndrome associated with chronic inflammation of the foot and severe, limb-threatening musculoskeletal deformities. Aim of this study was to investigate patients with CN for comorbidities, amputations, ulcers, secondary diseases and mortality. The study was conducted at a specialized German hospital ...
Gharaee Hamid H Eye Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
The exact pathogenesis of pterygium has not been completely elucidated. Growth factors have been considered to play a role in pterygium formation. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is one of the principal mediators of angiogenesis, fibroblast stimulation and tissue remodeling in allergic conditions. The aim of this study was to ...
Shapira-Rootman Mika M Department of Radiology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, P.O.B. 169, Hadera, 38100, - - 2014
The clinical diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often difficult due to the similarity in the presenting symptoms of the two conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of PE in patients with acute ...
Guerra Federico F Cardiology and Arrhythmology Clinic, Marche Polytechnic University, University Hospital "Ospedali Riuniti", Via Conca, 71, 60126 Ancona, Italy - - 2014
In patients with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD), electrical storm (ES) is associated with increased sudden and non-sudden cardiac mortality, the latter largely due to worsening heart failure (HF). Aim of this study is to test the association between ES and impending pump failure in patients with known chronic HF ...
Song Fang-Yu FY Department of Neurology, Laiwu People's Hospital, No.001, Xuehudajie, Laiwu, 271100, People's Republic of - - 2014
The activation of the complement system may be involved in the pathology of stroke and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We therefore evaluated the long-term prognostic value of early measurement of serum mannose-binding lectin (MBL) levels, an activator of the complement system, in Chinese T2DM with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Serum ...
Shmygalev Sergey S Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, - - 2014
Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) generally present with chronic widespread pain, accompanied by a range of additional and non-specific symptoms, such as fatigue, disturbed sleep, and cognitive dysfunction, which tend to increase with overall severity. Previous studies have shown moderate cognitive impairment in patients with FMS, but there are few ...
Hao Guang - - 2014
The effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on cardiovascular (CV) risk in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2 DM) are uncertain. Our objective was to analyze the effects of ACE/ARBs, on the incidence of myocardial infarction, stroke, CV events, and all-cause mortality ...
Soulie Cathia - - 2014
The neurological disorders in HIV-1-infected patients remain prevalent. The HIV-1 resistance in plasma and CSF was compared in patients with neurological disorders in a multicentre study. Blood and CSF samples were collected at time of neurological disorders for 244 patients. The viral loads were >50 copies/mL in both compartments and ...
Lin Chen C Boston Children's Hospital, Informatics Program, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
To improve the accuracy of mining structured and unstructured components of the electronic medical record (EMR) by adding temporal features to automatically identify patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with methotrexate-induced liver transaminase abnormalities. Codified information and a string-matching algorithm were applied to a RA cohort of 5903 patients from Partners ...
Suematsu Nobuhiro N Department of Cardiology, Japanese Red Cross Fukuoka - - 2014
Aim: To investigate the prognosis and to clarify the predictors of both patient and limb survival among hemodialysis (HD) patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) due to isolated below-the-knee (BK) disease.Methods: An observational cohort study, analyzing a total of 546 HD patients with 681 limbs who underwent endovascular treatment (EVT) ...
Su Li-Xin LX Department of Oral and Maxillofacial & Head and Neck Oncology, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200011, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) involving the periorbital region are technically challenging clinical entities to manage. The purpose of the present study was to present our initial experience of ethanol embolization in a series of 16 patients with auricular AVMs and assess the outcomes of this treatment. Transcatheter arterial embolization and/or direct ...
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