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Shi Z-S - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:DAVFs rarely involve the sphenoid wings and middle cranial fossa. We characterize the angiographic findings, treatment, and outcome of DAVFs within the sphenoid wings.MATERIALS AND METHODS:We reviewed the clinical and radiologic data of 11 patients with DAVFs within the sphenoid wing that were treated with an endovascular or ...
Thomas Mervyn George - - 2012
AIMS: To characterise longitudinal progressive retinal changes in achromatopsia. METHODS: Ultrahigh-resolution spectral optical coherence tomography (Copernicus, 3 μm axial resolution) was used to obtain tomograms of the fovea from five children and three adults with achromatopsia. Each patient was scanned twice with a mean follow-up time of 16 months. Progressive ...
Nadolski Gregory J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Thoracic duct embolization (TDE) is an acceptable alternative to treat traumatic chylothorax. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate efficacy of TDE to treat non-traumatic chylous effusions. METHODS: Retrospective review of 34 patients was conducted assessing technical and clinical success of TDE for non-traumatic chylous effusions. RESULTS: Thirty-four ...
Laynez Ana - - 2012
Disturbances in atrioventricular conduction and the additional need for a permanent pacemaker are recognized complications after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We analyzed the incidence of postprocedural conduction disorders and the need for permanent pacemaker implantation in patients undergoing TAVR with the Edwards SAPIEN valve. In 125 consecutive patients with ...
Taieb Guillaume - - 2012
BACKGROUND Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) is a central nervous system inflammatory disease. OBJECTIVE To describe the disease course of CLIPPERS. DESIGN A nationwide study was implemented to collect clinical, magnetic resonance imaging, cerebrospinal fluid, and brain biopsy specimen characteristics of patients with CLIPPERS. ...
Pipavath Sudhakar N J - - 2012
To evaluate computed tomographic (CT) scans of patients with organizing pneumonia (OP) complicating hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). A review of patients who underwent HSCT at our institution identified 16 patients who had documented OP on biopsy. Computed tomographic scans were reviewed by 2 thoracic radiologists. Ground glass opacities (GGO) ...
Testa Francesco F Department of Ophthalmology, Department of General Pathology, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Naples, - - 2012
To perform a clinical characterization of Stargardt patients with ABCA4 gene mutation, and to investigate the correlation between the inner and outer segment (IS/OS) junction morphology and visual acuity, fundus lesions, electroretinogram abnormalities, and macular sensitivity. Sixty-one patients with Stargardt disease (STGD) were given a comprehensive ophthalmic examination. Inner-outer photoreceptor ...
Choi Kwang-Dong - - 2012
The aim of this work is to elucidate underlying etiologies, lesion locations, and outcomes of inferior rectus (IR) palsy of acquired origin. Retrospective search identified 44 patients with acquired IR palsy between April 2006 and May 2011 from four Neurology and two Ophthalmology Clinics in Korea. We analyzed clinical features, ...
Seo Yeon Seok - - 2012
Background & aims:  Although the Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score (PHES) for the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) has been validated in several countries, further validation is required for its use in different populations. The aims of this study were thus to standardize the PHES in a healthy Korean population ...
Schwartz Tim - - 2012
BACKGROUND: To identify patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) without deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and to compare them with those with an identifiable source on upper (UED) and lower-extremity venous duplex scans (LED). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 2700 computed tomography angiograms of the chest between January 2008 and ...
Dupont Matthias - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to examine the relative impact of QRS morphology and duration in echocardiographic responses to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and clinical outcomes. BACKGROUND: At least one-third of all patients treated with CRT fail to derive benefit. Patients without left bundle branch block (LBBB) or ...
Marchandise Sébastien - - 2012
Adenosine and Ablation of Typical Atrial Flutter.  Introduction: Early recovery of conduction (ER) after cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation for typical atrial flutter (AFl) occurs in approximately 10% of the patients. If not recognized, ER might lead to AFl recurrences. In this study, we hypothesized that intravenous adenosine (iADO) can be used ...
Pai Howard H - - 2012
PURPOSE: To determine gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity after (125)I prostate brachytherapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed 13 patients diagnosed with IBD from a cohort of over 3200 patients with low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer treated with (125)I brachytherapy (144Gy). Acute (i.e. <12 months) ...
Ratto Carlo - - 2012
Aim:  Transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD) is a surgical procedure providing Doppler-guided ligation of haemorrhoidal arteries, to reduce arterial flow. With proximal Doppler-guided dearterialization arterial ligation is achieved by introducing the proctoscope completely into the anal canal and lower rectum. In the present study, distal Doppler-guided dearterialization (DDD) is performed in ...
Karmazyn Boaz - - 2012
BACKGROUND: We observed bone marrow signal changes (BMSC) in patients with plexiform neurofibromas after treatment with imatinib mesylate (Gleevec). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the pattern and natural history of BMSC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data were obtained from a pilot study of imatinib mesylate in patients with plexiform neurofibromas. All patients ...
Adamec Ivan - - 2012
We investigated a short pain-provoked head-up tilt (PP-HUT) and the Calgary Syncope Symptom Score in a group of patients with clinically diagnosed vasovagal syncope and group of neurological patients without transient loss of consciousness. We included 127 consecutive patients who were investigated in our laboratory. The group 1 included 56 ...
Kermani Tanaz A - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features, treatment, and outcomes of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN)-like vasculitis in association with minocycline therapy. METHODS: We identified all subjects ≥18 years old with PAN-like vasculitis in the context of minocycline use seen at our institution between January 1995 and October 2010. Cases of hepatitis B-associated ...
Tormenta Sandro - - 2012
We used ultrasound to evaluate iliopsoas bursitis (IB) prevalence in 860 patients (568 males, 292 females, 62 ± 7 years) suffering from symptomatic Kellgren-Lawrence grade II-III-IV hip osteoarthritis. Lequesne index and visual analogue scale (VAS) were recorded. Anterior hip was scanned and images recorded. Maximum IB diameter was measured and ...
Albertini Mark R MR University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, Madison, WI, USA. - - 2012
Phase I testing of the hu14.18-IL2 immunocytokine in melanoma patients showed immune activation, reversible toxicities, and a maximal tolerated dose of 7.5 mg/m(2)/day. In this phase II study, 14 patients with measurable metastatic melanoma were scheduled to receive hu14.18-IL2 at 6 mg/m(2)/day as 4-h intravenous infusions on Days 1, 2, and 3 ...
Munger Thomas M - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to characterize the left atrial (LA) and pulmonary vein (PV) electrophysiological and hemodynamic features in obese patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with increased risk for AF. METHODS: A total of 63 consecutive patients with AF who had normal left ventricular (LV) ejection ...
Hoxha Elion - - 2012
The M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA(2)R) is the major target antigen in idiopathic membranous nephropathy with detectable autoantibodies in the serum of up to 70% of patients. In retrospective studies, the PLA(2)R-autoantibody titer in the serum was sometimes negative indicating their measurement alone may be inconclusive. In order to better ...
Nussinovitch Udi - - 2012
Our aim was to investigate the reliability of ultra-short HRV in patients with DM. A good correlation was found between the 1 minute and 5 minute parameters for maximal-RR, minimal-RR, average-RR, SDNN, RMSSD, pNN50, and total power. Also, a good correlation between 10 second and 5 minute parameters was found ...
Dibas Basema I - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Patients receiving chronic dialysis therapy are presumed to be at risk for 25(OH) D(3) deficiency, but little information is available on its prevalence, manifestations of deficiency, and the impact of ergocalciferol supplementation. METHODS: A single-center, retrospective study of 51 prevalent pediatric patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis was conducted ...
Imler Timothy D - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Due to the challenging nature of the type III sphincter of the Oddi dysfunction (SOD) patient, the suspected low diagnostic yield from endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), the high complication rate, and the potential for litigation it is surprising that diagnostic ERCP continues to be performed in this patient population. ...
Liang Chi-Di - - 2012
Intrapulmonary shunting (IPS) due to pulmonary vascular dilatation is frequently observed among patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). This study investigated the prevalence and impact of IPS after liver transplantation (LT) in children. A total of 77 pediatric patients who underwent primary LT were enrolled. All patients had trans-thoracic contrast ...
Flondell-Sité D - - 2012
The etiology of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) includes inflammation, coagulation, and endothelial dysfunction. We have prospectively evaluated relations between these mechanisms and AAA growth. Tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-6, endothelin (ET)-1, CD40 ligand and the complex formed between activated protein C (APC) and protein C inhibitor (PCI) were measured ...
Liu Xue-Song - - 2012
Object A growing skull fracture (GSF) is a rare but significant late complication of skull fractures, usually occurring during infancy and early childhood. Delayed diagnosis and improper treatment could exacerbate this disease. The aim of this study was to introduce a new hypothesis about, describe the stages of, and discuss ...
Krasniqi Nazmi - - 2012
Percutaneous closure of the patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a widely used procedure in patients with paradoxical embolism. Whether or not implantation of a PFO closure device alters cardiac chamber anatomy and in turn affects valvular function is unclear. Out of 334 patients who underwent PFO closure between 2002 and ...
Badawy Radwa A B - - 2012
: There is evidence for comorbidity of migraine and epilepsy. We used transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to assess cortical excitability in migraine compared with control subjects and patients with epilepsy. : Twenty-six patients drug-naive patients with newly diagnosed migraine were studied. These were compared with 19 healthy control subjects and ...
Mavrogenis Andreas F - - 2012
: Previous case reports and small series have reported on the treatment of eosinophilic granuloma of bone. We present our long experience in a large group of children and teenagers with symptomatic eosinophilic granuloma of the appendicular skeleton to evaluate clinical and imaging outcome after methylprednisolone injection. : Sixty-six patients ...
Boccon-Gibod I - - 2012
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of icatibant self-administration in 15 patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE) types I or III, for 55 acute attacks (mostly severe or very severe). Icatibant self-administration was generally effective: first symptom improvement occurred in 5 min-2 h (HAE type I; n = 17) and 8 min-1 h (HAE type III; n = 9) ...
Parikh Sameer A - - 2012
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorder that is classified as a myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm by the 2008 World Health Organization classification of hematopoietic tumors. It is characterized by absolute monocytosis (>1 × 10(9) L(-1) ) in the peripheral blood that persists for at least 3 months. ...
Cao Yali - - 2012
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether any significant changes in the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD), possibly resulting from the exceedingly rapid economic development and the aggressive prevention and treatment of kidney diseases in the Chinese population, have occurred over the past two decades. METHODS: The medical records of 173 ...
Gertz Zachary M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve area (AVA) in aortic stenosis (AS) can be assessed noninvasively or invasively, typically with similar results. These techniques have not been validated in elderly patients, where common assumptions make them most prone to error. Accurate assessment of AVA is crucial to determine which patients are appropriate candidates ...
Feng Ya-Ling - - 2012
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To estimate the usefulness of hysteroscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of postcesarean scar defect. DESIGN: Retrospective study (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING: Two university-affiliated hospitals. PATIENTS: Sixty-two patients with postcesarean scar defects were retrospectively analyzed. INTERVENTIONS: All patients with postcesarean scar defects diagnosed using ultrasonography and ...
Arefi Maryam - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The myeloproliferative neoplasms displaying a PDGFRB rearrangement are rare diseases derived of a haematopoietic stem cell. The goals of the study were to assess the incidence of these disorders, and to define the clinical and biological characteristics as well as the response to the imatinib therapy. METHODS: A total ...
Torregrosa José V - - 2012
Background and objectives: Calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (CUA), also known as calciphylaxis, is a rare but life-threatening condition that almost exclusively affects patients with chronic kidney disease. Several therapies have been employed to treat this disease but with irregular results. We report a prospective case series of eight patients diagnosed with ...
Schwartz Kara M - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although conjugate eye deviation (CED) on head CT has been described in patients with acute stroke, the incidence in other patient groups remains unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of eye deviation on head CT in non-stroke patients compared to patients with ...
Kocyigit Ismail - - 2012
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) tends to progress to end-stage renal disease without any intervention. Neutrophil/lymphocyte (N/L) ratio may be indicative of an underlying inflammatory state. We aimed to investigate the role of N/L ratio for prediction of progression to dialysis in patients with stage 4 CKD. Methods: We included ...
Rohof Wout O - - 2012
Many patients with persistent dysphagia and regurgitation after therapy have low or no lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure. Distensibility of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) largely determines esophageal emptying. We investigated whether assessment of the distensibility of the EGJ is a better and more integrated parameter than LES pressure for determining ...
Costa C - - 2012
BACKGROUND:Despite the availability of diagnostic criteria, an overlap between neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and multiple sclerosis (MS) exists, particularly in the early stage of the disease. OBJECTIVE:To study the value of NMO-immunoglobulin G (IgG) determination in Caucasian patients with a first demyelinating episode who develop a relapsing form of optic neuritis ...
Fuks David - - 2012
Background/Aims: Liver cirrhosis is considered to be a contraindication for pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The aim of this study was to present 4 cases of successful PD in cirrhotic patients. Methodology: Among the charts of 90 patients who underwent PD between 2004 and 2008, 4 patients with liver cirrhosis were retrospectively reviewed. ...
Ceresnak Scott R - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Ventricular tachycardia (VT) arising from the right ventricular inflow (RVI) region is uncommon. There is minimal literature on the clinical and electrocardiographic characteristics of RVI VT. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with RVI VT who underwent electrophysiology study between 2006 and 2011 was performed. Patients with structural heart ...
Mostafa Ahmad E - - 2012
Expansive vessel wall remodeling has been previously reported after implantation of drug-eluting stents. These abnormal vessel wall reactions (AVWR), though uncommon may be associated with serious clinical events. We report on a series of patients in whom symptoms developed despite patent stents. We report a series of 10 consecutive patients ...
Kang Hee - - 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the chest computed tomography findings of influenza A (H1N1) pneumonia and their relationship with clinical outcome. Chest computed tomography findings and clinical outcomes of 76 patients with influenza A (H1N1) pneumonia were assessed. Computed tomography findings were evaluated for the presence ...
Oliver Celine - - 2012
Short accessory pathway (AP) effective refractory period (ERP) is one of the risk factors in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW). The purpose of study was to evaluate the reproducibility of APERP measurement during a same electrophysiological study (EPS). EPS consisted of 2 APERP measurements performed prospectively in 77 patients for a WPW ...
Park Sung-Hee - - 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate the natural history of epilepsy and response to anti-epileptic drug treatment in patients with Angelman syndrome (AS) in Korea. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 14 patients diagnosed with epilepsy out of a total of 17 patients with a genetic diagnosis ...
Kim Tae-Wan - - 2012
Choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are generally regarded as benign tumors with typical radiologic and pathologic findings. However, they sometimes have unusual findings. We have analyzed radiologic findings and pathologic growth patterns on CPPs. The study group included 5 male and 5 female patients (age range, 3 months to 58 years ...
Sharma Praveen - - 2012
Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) is common in patients with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO). There is no study on the treatment of MHE using lactulose in patients with EHPVO. Consecutive EHPVO patients were assessed by psychometric (number connection test (NCT-A and B), digit symbol test (DST), serial dot test (SDT), ...
Hession Meghan T - - 2012
The objective of this study was to determine whether contact allergens play a role in chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU). We conducted a longitudinal prospective study of 23 patients with CIU. Patients were patch tested to a modified North American Contact Dermatitis Group standard, fragrance, and cosmetic series; other series were ...
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