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Lankisch Paul Georg - - 2012
Previous studies on the development of pancreatic pseudocysts following acute pancreatitis were monocentric, mostly retrospective, did not fulfil the Atlanta criteria, and featured a mixture of patients with post-acute and chronic pancreatitis. Therefore, the natural course of pancreatic pseudocysts after acute pancreatitis and the reasons for their spontaneous resolution remain ...
Noel Nicolas - - 2012
Objective. To describe the pseudotumoural presentation of neuro-Behçet's disease (NBD).Methods. We report here the main characteristics, treatment and outcome of 23 patients (5 personal cases and 18 patients from the literature) with a pseudotumoural presentation of NBD. Pseudotumoural NBD patients were compared with 69 consecutive patients, with a classical form ...
Briassoulis George - - 2012
Intracardiac myxomas in Carney complex are significant causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality through embolic stroke and heart failure. The genetic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of Carney complex-related strokes from atrial myxomas have not been described. The regulatory subunit (R1A) of the protein kinase gene (PRKAR1A) is mutated in >60% ...
Sprowson Andrew P - - 2012
PURPOSE: This study used serial MRI to assess the absorption of a poly l-lactide Bioabsorbable interference screw used in the anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with a 4-strand hamstring technique. METHODS: A consecutive series of ten patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction a 4-strand hamstring technique were assessed with magnetic resonance ...
Girolami A - - 2012
Fourteen patients with congenital factor VII (FVII) deficiency were reported to have had pulmonary embolism. All patients were type 2 defects with variably low activity but normal or near-normal antigen. Concomitant deep vein thrombosis was present in 7 instances. The majority of patients had no or only a mild bleeding ...
Rodriguez Fred H - - 2012
Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at risk for the development of arrhythmias. This study aimed to assess the incidence of unsuspected arrhythmias among adults with CHD identified on electrocardiograms (ECGs) and 24-h ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring (Holter monitoring). A review of the cardiology database at the authors' institution from ...
Yamaguchi Yasunori - - 2012
Aim:  We evaluated the efficacy of response-guided therapy in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 2. Methods:  We studied 105 patients with an HCV genotype 2 load of higher than 5.0 Log IU/mL who received more than 75% of the target dose of pegylated interferon plus ribavirin. Among patients with ...
Potpara Tatjana S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: -The CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc schema has recently been introduced to complement the CHADS(2) score and improve the identification of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients at 'truly low risk' for thromboembolism. We tested the predictive ability of the CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc, CHADS(2) and van Walraven risk stratification schemes in a cohort of 'lone' AF patients ...
Chotivanawan Thunnop - - 2012
Serum troponin-T concentrations are commonly increased in chronic kidney disease (CKD) without acute coronary syndrome. Highly-sensitive troponin-T the new tool that helpful for diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, provides few data about normal value in patients with chronic kidney disease. The authors studied 89 patients with CKD stage 3-5: 40 ...
Cmet S - - 2012
Because epidermal growth factor (EGF) up-regulation is characteristic of the cirrhotic liver, we hypothesised that the EGF rs4444903 A > G functional polymorphism might be associated with a worse disease course in patients with chronic HBV infection. To verify this hypothesis, 170 HBV-positive patients (125 males) with a median age ...
Matthaei Hanno - - 2012
To examine the clinicopathologic features and clonal relationship of multifocal intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms are increasingly diagnosed cystic precursor lesions of pancreatic cancer. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms can be multifocal and a potential cause of recurrence after partial pancreatectomy. Thirty four patients ...
Okamoto Luis E - - 2012
Several studies recognized an overlap between CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) and POTS (postural tachycardia syndrome). We compared the autonomic and neurohormonal phenotype of POTS patients with CFS (CFS-POTS) to those without CFS (non-CFS-POTS), to determine whether CFS-POTS represents a unique clinical entity with a distinct pathophysiology. We recruited 58 patients ...
Chan William F N - - 2012
The rheumatoid nodule is a lesion commonly found on extraarticular areas prone to mechanic trauma. When present with inflammatory symmetric polyarthritis, it is pathognomonic of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease in which naturally acquired microchimerism has previously been described and can sometimes contribute to RA risk. Since RA patients ...
Takeuchi Satoru - - 2012
Traumatic hematomas in the posterior fossa are rare, especially traumatic posterior fossa subdural hematomas (SDHs), which account for <1% of head injured patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the features of traumatic posterior fossa SDHs. We retrospectively reviewed clinical and radiologic findings, management, and outcomes of patients ...
Filloux Francis M FM Division of Pediatric Neurology, University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children's Medical Center, 100 N. Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, USA. - - 2012
Pallister-Killian syndrome (PKS) is a rare, sporadic genetic disorder caused by tetrasomy 12p mosaicism associated with a supernumerary isochromosome. Craniofacial dysmorphism, learning impairment and seizures are considered characteristic. However, little is known of the seizure and epilepsy patterns seen in PKS. To better define the occurrence and nature of epileptic ...
Carruthers Helen R - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Synesthesia is a sensory disorder where the stimulation of one sensory modality can lead to a reaction in another which would not usually be expected to respond; for instance, someone might see a color on hearing a word such as a day of the week. Disordered perception ...
Brito-Zerón Pilar - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the monoclonal expression of SS through the detection of serum monoclonal immunoglobulins (mIgs) in a large series of patients with Sjögren syndrome (SS), focusing on the etiology, characterization and evolution of the monoclonal band and the association with SS clinical expression and outcomes. METHODS: Serum immunoelectrophoresis (IE) ...
Marek Dan - - 2012
Background. In patients indicated for detection of intraatrial thrombus (T), 2-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2DTEE) is routinely used but differentiation between T and trabeculae or artifacts in the left atrial appendage (LAA) is often difficult. Aims. To compare the diagnostic value of real time 3D-transesophageal echocardiography (RT3DTEE) and 2DTEE in the ...
Barba Carmen - - 2012
Brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) can be a useful tool to identify the epileptogenic zone in selected patients. However, ictal SPECT during spontaneous seizures is difficult to obtain and can be expensive, due to extra hospitalization time and personnel resource utilization. The efficacy of ictal SPECT depends on ...
Walker Gary V - - 2012
PURPOSE: Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is increasingly being utilized for staging of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). The purpose of this study was to define how pretreatment PET/CT studies affected postmastectomy radiation treatment (PMRT) planning decisions for IBC. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 62 patients diagnosed ...
Finis Jennifer - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Tourette syndrome patients are reported to show automatic imitation (echopraxia), but this has not yet been proven experimentally. METHODS: Video clips showing either tics of other Tourette patients or spontaneous movements of healthy subjects were presented to Tourette patients and healthy subjects. Participants' responses were assessed using blinded review ...
Farrugia M K - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The 45,X/46,XY and 45,X/47,XYY group of patients includes some of those previously diagnosed with 'mixed gonadal dysgenesis'. Our aim was to establish the clinical and gonadal spectrum, and early surgical management, of patients with chromosomal mosaicism presenting with genital anomalies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of ...
Pallauf A - - 2012
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most frequent cause of secondary arterial hypertension. To date 3 forms of familial hyperaldosteronism (FH) have been described accounting for a small percentage of all PA cases. In Germany, the prevalence of FH is currently unknown. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of familiarity ...
Ko Christine - - 2012
PURPOSE: To determine optimal timing of assessing postradiation radiographic response on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in pediatric patients with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients were treated on a prospective study at the National Cancer Institute (Protocol #06-C-0219) evaluating the effects of radiotherapy (RT). Standard RT ...
Tatsumi Kazuhiro - - 2012
Strain dyssynchrony index (SDI), which was a marker of dyssynchrony and residual myocardial contractility, can predict left ventricular reverse remodeling short-term after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). We investigated SDI-predicted long-term outcome after CRT in patients with heart failure (HF). We studied 74 patients with HF who underwent CRT. SDI was ...
Gill S - - 2012
To report on complications from transrectal ultrasound-guided insertion of fiducial markers for prostate image-guided radiotherapy. 234 patients who underwent transrectal fiducial marker insertion for prostate cancer image-guided radiotherapy were assessed retrospectively by questionnaire with regard to the duration and severity of eight symptoms experienced following the procedure. Pain during the ...
Mittal Vikas - - 2012
Kartagener's syndrome (KS) is characterised by bronchiectasis, paranasal sinusitis and situs inversus totalis (SIT). Association of diffuse bronchiolitis (DB) with KS has been documented from Japan only. Fourteen patients with SIT were seen in one unit over 7 years. All patients underwent a similar work up which included high resolution ...
Janczewska I - - 2012
Abstract Methods. The newly described - multigene analysis test (DiBiCol) identifying 7 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-specific genes in colonic mucosal biopsy differentiating between ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) with active inflammation - is a new addition to existing methods with a higher stated sensitivity and specificity. Method biopsy ...
Teriaky Anouar - - 2012
Abstract Objective. Sessile serrated adenomas (SSAs) are precursors to colorectal cancer (CRC). The purpose of this study is to determine the occurrence of new polyps and CRC in patients with an SSA over a 5-year follow-up interval. Methods. This study is a retrospective chart review of patients with SSAs diagnosed ...
Fugate Jennifer E - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Postpartum angiopathy (PPA), a rare cause of stroke in the puerperium, is heralded by severe headaches within 1-2 weeks after delivery. Angiography demonstrates segmental vasoconstriction that often resolves spontaneously. PPA is generally regarded as benign. We aimed to define clinical presentations, radiological findings, and outcomes of patients ...
Holmes James - - 2012
Abstract Background. The utility of prehospital intubation is controversial, as uncontrolled studies in trauma patients suggest adverse outcomes with prehospital intubation, perhaps secondary to inappropriate ventilation once intubation is accomplished. Objectives. The objectives were 1) to establish, immediately upon arrival to the emergency department (ED), the prevalence of abnormal end-tidal ...
Yamashita Hiroyuki - - 2012
Purpose: We classified underlying diseases presenting as inflammation of unknown origin in division of rheumatic diseases. On the other hand, patients with malignant lymphoma (ML) varying in cause and symptoms are often admitted to our Rheumatology Division as cases of malignant disease presenting with fever of unknown origin. Patients and ...
Jaroslav Pelisek - - 2012
Early recognition of vulnerable patients is an important issue for stroke prevention. In our study, a multiscore analysis of various biomarkers was performed to evaluate its superiority over the analysis of single factors. Study subjects (n = 110) were divided into four groups: asymptomatic patients with stable (n = 25) ...
Kong Keng H - - 2012
Kong KH, Lee J, Chua KS. Occurrence and temporal evolution of upper limb spasticity in stroke patients admitted to a rehabilitation unit. To document the temporal development and evolution of upper limb spasticity, and to establish clinical correlates and predictors of upper limb spasticity in a cohort of stroke patients. ...
Parva Mehdi - - 2012
To review the results of patients who were referred for posthysterectomy of abnormal cytology based on screening indications. We performed a retrospective review of 64 patients who have been referred for posthysterectomy vaginal colposcopy to the gynecologic oncology service. Patients' demographics, clinical features, reason for screening, and final diagnosis were ...
Ichikawa Tamaki - - 2012
The incidence of inferior vena cava anomalies in patients with horseshoe kidney is higher than that reported in the general population. As far as we know, no studies have reported the incidence and variations of superior vena cava (SVC) anomalies using multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in patients with horseshoe kidney. ...
Shah Ira - - 2012
To determine the utility of Tc99m-Mebrofenin hepato-biliary scintigraphy (HIDA scan) for diagnosis of biliary atresia in patients with neonatal cholestasis. Our study involves the retrospective analysis of 46 patients with neonatal cholestasis who underwent HIDA scans at the Pediatric Hepatobiliary Clinic, BJ Wadia Hospital for Children from May 2005 to ...
Akin E - - 2012
Objective. The objective of this study was to assess the utility of magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) compared with capsule endoscopy (CE) for the detection of small-bowel polyps in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Methods. Patients underwent MRE and CE. The polyps were classified according to size of polyp: <5 mm ...
Keenan Niall G - - 2012
No previous study has looked for an association between aortic dilatation and the clinical sequelae of patent foramen ovale (PFO), although a possible relationship has been identified in case reports. To compare aortic dimensions in patients with symptomatic PFO and healthy controls. Forty-seven patients were identified who presented with cryptogenic ...
Kato Hiroki - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe CT findings in patients with Kawasaki disease with cervical lymphadenopathy. Twelve patients with cervical lymphadenopathy were difficult to diagnose at the initial visit and underwent CT for the assessment of lymphadenopathy. Computed tomographic images were assessed for numbers, sizes, locations of enlarged ...
Alturkistany Samira - - 2012
Our purpose was to describe the computed tomography features of transmural colonic ischemia in correlation with clinical, laboratory and histopathological findings of 14 patients who underwent colectomy (9 female and 5 male; mean age, 68 years). Seven patients died (50%). Transmural necrosis involved the right colon in 10 patients (10/14, ...
Silva-Ramos Miguel - - 2012
Purpose. Bladder cancer is a frequent cause of haematuria in elderly patients, and bladder ultrasound (US) is a valuable tool in diagnosing these malignancies. We examined the accuracy of 3D bladder US in diagnosing bladder tumors in patients with haematuria. Patients and Methods. Twenty-one patients observed in the emergency department ...
Poca Maria Antonia - - 2012
To describe the outcomes and complication rates in 236 patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) after treatment. Among a cohort of 257 patients with suspected INPH, 244 were shunted and 236 were followed up at 6 months after shunting (145 men [61.4%] and 91 women [38.6%] with a median ...
Kanoto Masafumi - - 2012
Our purpose is to demonstrate the deformity of the cranial nerves by arterial compression using a novel technique, multislice motion-sensitized driven equilibrium (MSDE). Subjects were 10 patients with neurovascular compression (5 patients with trigeminal neuralgia and 5 patients with hemifacial spasm). We observed the existence and extent of deformity of ...
Hamilton Mark G - - 2012
Introduction: Most patients with acute hydrocephalus have ventriculomegaly and high intracranial pressure (ICP). However, there is a subset of patients who are symptomatic with acute ventriculomegaly and inappropriately low ICP. Methods: Two patient groups were defined. Each patient presented with clinical deterioration that included a significant decrease in level of ...
Pan Hong-Wei - - 2012
To present the results of implantation of Iakymenko keratoprosthesis in five patients with vascularized corneal leukoma caused by severe ocular injury. Iakymenko keratoprosthesis was implanted into 5 eyes of 5 patients: 4 patients were suffered from chemical burns and 1 patient from explosive injury. The preoperative visual acuity ranged from ...
Yang Chih-Yu - - 2012
The blood pressure (BP) of a proportion of chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients rises after HD. We investigated the influence of postdialysis BP rise on long-term outcomes. A total of 115 prevalent HD patients were enrolled. Because of the fluctuating nature of predialysis and postdialysis BP, systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic ...
Miao Heng - - 2012
To investigate the correlations between aqueous concentrations of interleukin 1β, 6, 8, 10, 12p (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12p), and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and the parameters of macular edema acquired by optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with choroidal neovascularization. IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12p, and TNF-α in ...
Kim Beom Kyung - - 2012
Diagnostic values of FibroTest (FT) for hepatic fibrosis have rarely been assessed in Asian chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. We aimed to validate its diagnostic performances in comparison with liver stiffness (LS). From 2008 to 2010, 194 CHB patients who underwent liver biopsies along with FT and transient elastography were ...
Lee Jun-Beom - - 2012
The association between survivor motor neuron (SMN) gene deletion and spinal muscular atrophy suggests that sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS) may be related to SMN deletion. We examined the association between the SMN genotype and susceptibility to and severity of sALS. We genotyped the copy number of SMN1 and SMN2 ...
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