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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 ...
Fuks David D Department of Digestive Surgery, Jules Verne University of Picardy, Amiens, - - 2012
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. Among the charts of 90 patients who underwent PD between 2004 and 2008, 4 patients with liver cirrhosis were retrospectively reviewed. There were ...
Garland Jocelyn S - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether body mass index (BMI) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) are risk factors for kidney function decline in predialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of 125 stage 3 to 5 predialysis CKD patients. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: CKD patients receiving care in Kingston, Ontario, ...
Park Hana H Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 120-752, South - - 2012
To evaluate long-term clinical course of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) and predictive factors associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and survival. We analyzed 67 patients with BCS between June 1988 and May 2008. The diagnosis of BCS was confirmed by hepatic venous outflow obstruction shown on abdominal ultrasound sonography, ...
Nakagawa Yasuhiko - - 2012
Aim: Visceral adiposity is linked with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) (called Syndrome Z), and both correlate with coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of the present study was to determine the significance of excess visceral fat, SDB and circulating levels of biomarkers in CAD in Japanese men.Methods: SDB, visceral fat area ...
Angeli Emanuela - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To define the evolution of the single-ventricle (SV) heart in adult patients in terms of morbidity, mortality and quality of life. METHODS: Sixty-two patients with SV physiology and aged older than 16 years were retrospectively reviewed. Three patients (5%) were in natural history, one had received a Blalock-Taussig shunt, ...
Hauf M - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Simultaneous EEG/fMRI is an effective noninvasive tool for identifying and localizing the SOZ in patients with focal epilepsy. In this study, we evaluated different thresholding strategies in EEG/fMRI for the assessment of hemodynamic responses to IEDs in the SOZ of drug-resistant epilepsy.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Sixteen patients with focal epilepsy ...
Wijesinghe Meme - - 2012
To determine whether high concentration oxygen increases the PaCO(2) in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. Randomized controlled clinical trial in which patients received high concentration oxygen (8 L/min via medium concentration mask) or titrated oxygen (to achieve oxygen saturations between 93 and 95%) for 60 minutes. Transcutaneous CO(2) (PtCO(2)) was ...
Koc Yener - - 2012
Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the mortality and the factors which may affect it in patients who were transferred to peritoneal dialysis (PD) from hemodialysis (HD), compared to patients assigned to PD as first-line therapy. Material and Methods: A total of 322 patients treated with PD ...
Roten Laurent - - 2012
AV Conduction After TAVI and SAVR. Introduction: Atrioventricular conduction abnormalities (AVCA) may complicate transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate AVCA after TAVI and SAVR. Methods and Results: Among 50 patients undergoing TAVI and 25 patients undergoing ...
Sharma Vikas - - 2012
The surgical management of double orifice left atrioventricular valve (DOLAVV) in atrioventricular septal defects (AVSD) can be challenging and has important surgical implications. Between 1961 and 2009, 44 patients with DOLAVV associated with AVSD were reviewed; this constituted 6.7% of cases of AVSD. The median age at operation was 6.6 ...
Yarmohammadi Hirad - - 2012
The CHADS(2) (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age >75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke or transient ischemic attack [2 points]) scoring scheme has been found to be a good predictor of stroke risk in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the value of the CHADS(2) scoring system in the risk stratification ...
Bartuś Krzysztof - - 2012
INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation(AF) is a common arrhythmia affecting ca. 1-2% of the general population. OBJECTIVES The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of thoracoscopic ablation in AF patients.  PATIENTS AND METHODS 25 patients aged from 42-77(mean 56.4 years) with persistent or longstanding persistent AF were selected. Thoracoscopic ...
Qin J - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiological and clinical findings of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) after liver transplantation. This study included 25 consecutive liver transplant recipients with histologically confirmed IPA after liver transplantation. Radiological examinations performed for diagnosis were available in all patients. Clinical findings and changes ...
Triantafillidou Katherine - - 2012
PURPOSE: Approximately one third of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) arise in tissues other than the lymph nodes. The purposes of this study are to evaluate the clinical outcome of NHLs of the oral cavity and maxillofacial region in a group of 58 patients who were diagnosed in our clinic and to ...
Matsushita Akihito - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Selection of a cannulation site for the repair of acute type A aortic dissection remains controversial. Several cannulation sites have been introduced, but each is associated with a risk of adverse complications. Transapical cannulation is a simple procedure to restore antegrade blood flow during ECC. However the efficacy of ...
Magalhães Fernanda Pedreira - - 2012
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of a prophylactic regimen of daily topical 0.5% moxifloxacin and 5% povidone-iodine (PI) in patients with Boston type I keratoprosthesis (KPro) and to assess the applicability of a novel molecular diagnostic technique to analyze the ocular surface microbiota in these patients. METHODS: Ten patients had ...
George Sudhakar - - 2012
SUMMARY AT A GLANCE: This detailed study examined patients undergoing haemodialysis and compared them to a control group receiving peritoneal dialysis. They demonstrated that one in 5 dialysis patients has a patent foramen ovale, that microemboli are formed in fistulae during dialysis, but did not demonstrate any evidence of cerebral ...
Vialard François - - 2012
For non-obstructive azoospermic (NOA) patients with a normal karyotype or for Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) patients, intracytoplasmic sperm injection is associated with an increased aneuploidy risk in the offspring. We examined testicular cells from patients with different azoospermia aetiologies, in order to determine the origin of the aneuploid spermatozoa. The incidence ...
Jung Y J - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Little is known about the fate of the injured CST for a large number of patients with ICH. Using DTT, we investigated the longitudinal changes of injured CSTs in patients with an ICH.MATERIALS AND METHODS:We recruited 45 patients with CST injury by an ICH in the supratentorial subcortical ...
Zugor Vahudin - - 2012
Prune-Belly syndrome is a disorder characterized by the following triad of symptoms: deficiency of the abdominal muscles, malformations of the urinary tract and bilateral cryptorchidism. This study included a total of 16 patients. The findings included clinical characteristics, diagnostics, therapy and long-term clinical outcomes. All patients were asked to complete ...
Dugonjić Sanja - - 2012
Parathyroid hyperplasia (PHP) is defined as an absolute increase in the mass of parenchymal cells of the parathyroid gland. PHP is classified as primary, secondary and tertiary. The enlargement of parathyroid glands (PG) is usually asymmetric, resulting in a "dominant" gland. In order to confirm the diagnosis, at least two ...
Liu Wei - - 2012
We evaluated the role of flow cytometric immunophenotyping (FCI) in the assessment of bone marrow (BM) specimens in 104 patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) following treatment with aggressive combination chemotherapy. Of the patients, 77 had no morphologic or FCI evidence of MCL, 13 had morphologic and FCI evidence of ...
Szydlo Krzysztof - - 2012
Background: Repolarization dynamicity (QT/RR) is supposed to be a prognostic marker in post-MI patients. However, data on the relationships between early and late phases of QT and RR intervals (QT peak/RR and T peak-T end/RR) are insufficient, and which ECG lead should be used for the analysis is unclear. We ...
Bond Aaron E - - 2012
Object The goal of this study was to review all cases of pediatric spinal arachnoid cysts (SACs) surgically treated at the authors' institution between 1992 and 2008 and to compare these cases to the published literature for the general population. Methods The charts of all pediatric patients with SACs were ...
Angelakis Emmanouil - - 2012
Current serological evidence suggests the presence of scrub typhus and spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiosis in Sri Lanka. Our objective was to identify rickettsial agents/Q fever as aetiological causes for patients who were presumed having rickettsioses by the presence of an eschar or a rash. Sera from patients with unknown ...
Park Junbeom - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Some outflow tract ventricular tachycardias (VTs) are known to be successfully ablated from the aortic cusp (AC). However, radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) at the AC for the treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVT) has limited experience. METHODS: We performed RFCA at the AC in 19 patients (male 64.7%, 46.9±21.9years old) ...
Masmoudi Abderrahmen - - 2012
Bloom's syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by germline mutation of the BLM gene. The objective of this study was to illustrate the clinical, biological and genetic characteristics of this syndrome through Tunisian series. We report in a retrospective study 8 case of bloom's syndrome observed during 20 ...
Margolin Kim K University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109, USA. - - 2012
Brain metastases commonly develop in patients with melanoma and are a frequent cause of death of patients with this disease. Ipilimumab improves survival in patients with advanced melanoma. We aimed to investigate the safety and activity of this drug specifically in patients with brain metastases. Between July 31, 2008, and ...
Rigaud Daniel - - 2012
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To report the prognosis in 41 anorexia nervosa (AN) patients suffering from very severe malnutrition (mean BMI: 10.1 ± 0.57 kg/m(2)). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Compared with 443 less malnourished AN patients, the 41 patients were older (27.8 ± 5.4 vs 22.4 ± 2.1 yrs), their AN was longer (9.6 ± 3.4 vs 5.0 ± 1.5 yrs) and more often of ...
Brisinda Donatella - - 2012
Background: To determine the prevalence of anti-β-adrenoceptors autoantibodies (aβAA) in patients with idiopathic arrhythmias (IA) and to assess whether aβAA are predictive markers for concealed cardiomyopathy in such patients. Methods and Results: Sixty-seven patients (group 1) with IA [25 supraventricular (SVA) and 42 ventricular (VA)]; 14 patients (group 2) with ...
Omiya Toshihide - - 2012
Isoproterenol (ISP), a beta-adrenergic agonist, suppresses arrhythmic storm in patients with sporadic Brugada syndrome (BS). However, the influence of ISP and the beta-adrenergic antagonist propranolol (PRO) on the inducibility and frequency of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in BS patients remains unclear. Twenty-seven BS patients with induced VF>10s in a control state ...
Muñoz-Sanchez M A - - 2012
PURPOSE: To examine the predictive value of an early transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) study performed in the emergency department in patients with spontaneous subarachoniod hemorrhage (SAH) in good neurological condition, in order to know which patients are at high risk of developing delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). DESIGN: A descriptive observational ...
Takanashi Jun-Ichi - - 2012
Delirious behavior associated with influenza usually has an onset within a few days after fever and lasts <24 hours. As we encountered several patients with 2009 H1N1 influenza who presented with late-onset and long-standing delirious behavior, we retrospectively evaluated the clinical, radiologic, and laboratory features to elucidate the possible pathophysiology. ...
Ebah Leonard M - - 2012
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) need regular monitoring, usually by blood urea and creatinine measurements, needing venepuncture, frequent attendances and a healthcare professional, with significant inconvenience. Noninvasive monitoring will potentially simplify and improve monitoring. We tested the potential of transdermal reverse iontophoresis of urea in patients with CKD and ...
Demchuk Andrew M AM Calgary Stroke Program, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. - - 2012
In patients with intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), early haemorrhage expansion affects clinical outcome. Haemostatic treatment reduces haematoma expansion, but fails to improve clinical outcomes in many patients. Proper selection of patients at high risk for haematoma expansion seems crucial to improve outcomes. In this study, we aimed to prospectively validate the ...
Chung F F Department of Anaesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2S8. - - 2012
The STOP-Bang questionnaire is used to screen patients for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We evaluated the association between STOP-Bang scores and the probability of OSA. After Institutional Review Board approval, patients who visited the preoperative clinics for a scheduled inpatient surgery were approached for informed consent. Patients answered STOP questionnaire ...
Takahashi Hiroshi H Spine Section, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8677, - - 2012
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is a cytokine that is clinically used to treat neutropenia. G-CSF also has non-hematopoietic functions and could potentially be used to treat neuronal injury. To confirm the safety and feasibility of G-CSF administration for acute spinal cord injury (SCI), we have initiated a phase I/IIa clinical ...
Lecleire S - - 2012
Patients with obscure-overt gastrointestinal bleeding (OOGIB) are defined by overt hemorrhage and negative upper and lower endoscopy findings. At present, the place of emergency capsule enteroscopy in patients with severe OOGIB is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic yield and the impact of emergency capsule ...
Stasia Marie José - - 2012
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare congenital disorder in which phagocytes cannot generate superoxide (O (2) (-) ) and other microbicidal oxidants due to mutations in one of the five components of the O (2) (-) -generating NADPH oxidase complex. The most common form is caused by mutations in ...
Yger Marion - - 2012
To describe the clinical and electrophysiological features evoking CMT4C, an autosomal recessive (AR) form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) due to mutations in the SH3TC2 gene, we screened the coding sequence of SH3TC2 gene in 102 unrelated patients with a demyelinating or intermediate CMT and a family history compatible with an ...
Del Rosso Alessandro - - 2012
To prospectively evaluate whether TRUS guided biopsy associated with Color Doppler (CD) imaging improves the detection of PCa. From January 2008 to December 2010, 144 subjects, with an increased PSA value or with a suspect digital rectal examination, were enrolled. Transrectal grey-scale Ultrasound (US) and CD examination were performed in ...
Joo Sunyoung - - 2012
: Although scoliosis is a predominant feature of multiple pterygium syndrome (MPS), the pattern of deformity and the progression of the curvature have not been well described. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of scoliosis among patients with MPS, and to characterize the abnormalities of the ...
Sun Hsin-Yun - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of acute pancreatitis in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients with triglyceride (TG) greater than 500 mg/dL after highly active antiretroviral therapy. METHODS: Sequential TG levels during follow-up and episodes of acute pancreatitis were retrospectively reviewed in 347, 417, and 571 patients enrolled in periods 1 (2000-2002), ...
Tucker Elizabeth - - 2012
Historically weight loss is a classic symptom of Coeliac Disease (CD). Recent studies suggest CD sufferers are significantly more likely to be obese or underweight at the time of presentation. This study aimed to establish the frequency of obesity in newly diagnosed Coeliac Disease (CD). Dietetic records of CD patients ...
Jhaveri Kenar D - - 2012
Capecitabine (Xeloda) is an orally administered precursor of 5'deoxy-5-fluorouridine, which is a preferentially activated to 5-fluorouracil in tumors. It is used in the treatment of colorectal, gastric, and breast cancers. Based on a single Phase II trial, which included a total of 4 patients with severe renal impairment (GFR <30 ...
Prescott Christina Rapp - - 2012
Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) causes sudden profound loss of vision with no known cause or cure. Various treatment modalities, both surgical and pharmacologic, have been tried without success. The purpose of our retrospective study was to evaluate the effect of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) as a treatment option for ...
Vaughan James - - 2012
Flow cytometry (FC) is frequently used to detect aberrant peripheral blood (PB) T cells ("Sézary cells") in patients with mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS). However, immunophenotypic stability of MF/SS over time is not well characterized. We analyzed 141 PB samples from 9 cases (2 SS, 7 MF). At ...
Modi Aniyang A Department of Medicine, CSMMU, Lucknow, India. - - 2012
Acute febrile encephalopathy (AFE) is a clinical term used to an altered mental state that either accompanies or follows a short febrile illness and is characterized by a diffuse and nonspecific brain insult manifested by a combination of coma, seizures, and decerebration. To identify the etiological diagnosis and outcome in ...
Aslani Anastasia - - 2012
Background:The cricothyroid membrane (CTM) is the recommended site of access to the airway during cricothyroidotomy to provide emergency oxygenation. Despite the apparent simplicity of the technique, this rescue maneuver frequently fails to achieve its goals and complications are numerous. The reasons for this failure are unclear. We sought to determine ...
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