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Liu Hai-Feng HF Department of Gastroenterology, General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces, Beijing, China. - - 2011
To evaluate the efficacy of Stretta procedure with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) based on symptom control, medication changes and oesophagitis grade. Ninety patients with a history of GERD underwent Stretta procedure from June 2007 to March 2010. All patients with GERD diagnosed by the presence of endoscopically evidenced oesophagitis or ...
Ismail Montaser - - 2011
Objective: To describe an uncommon complication of intravenous adenosine administration. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 41-year-old female patient presented with palpitations due to supraventricular tachycardia. The patient was treated with intravenous adenosine with resolution of the tachycardia. Subsequently, the patient developed chest pain and ST segment elevation in the inferior ...
Mori Shunsuke S Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Research Center for Rheumatic Disease, NHO Kumamoto Saishunsou National Hospital, 2659 Suya, Kohshi, Kumamoto, 861-1196, Japan. - - 2012
This study was performed to explore the possibility of an association between polymorphisms within the uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 gene (UGT1A1) and hyperbilirubinemia arising during tocilizumab therapy. We examined the distributions of 3 variant alleles, UGT1A1*6, *28, and *27, in 46 Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had received ...
Ryu Ju Seok - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the causes of dysphagia after cervical surgery using laryngeal electromyography (LEMG), and the effect of laryngeal neuropathy on the severity of dysphagia. Seventeen patients with dysphagia evident after cervical surgery were included. Video fluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) parameters evaluated included the volume ...
Tokuda Michifumi - - 2011
BACKGROUND: -Despite substantial progress, radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) fails in some patients. After encouraging results with transcoronary ethanol ablation (TCEA), we began offering TCEA routinely when endocardial and epicardial RFCA failed, or a deep intramural substrate was likely. METHODS AND RESULTS: -Among 274 consecutive patients who underwent 408 ventricular tachycardia ...
Vázquez-Mellado Janitzia - - 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine the diagnostic properties of the clinical gout diagnosis (CGD) proposal in patients with gout and other rheumatic diseases. We investigated the presence of current or past history of the previously published CGD criteria: (1) >1 attack of acute arthritis, (2) mono/oligoarthritis attacks, ...
Abbas M - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:To report asymptomatic hypereosinophilia as a potential side effect in patients treated with natalizumab, an α-4 integrin blocking agent. METHODS:A case series of 3 patients treated with natalizumab for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis including functional and phenotypic characterization of their peripheral blood lymphocytes and eosinophils is presented. RESULTS:Marked peripheral blood eosinophilia ...
Cha M-J - - 2012
The CHADS(2) and CHA(2) DS(2) -VASc scores are useful to stratify embolic risks in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and to identify patients eligible for anticoagulation. Although the risk of stoke increases in patients with higher CHADS(2) or CHA(2) DS(2) -VASc scores, it is uncertain why the stroke rate ...
Nguyen Hoang-Lan - - 2011
Metformin (MTF) is one of the most common oral agents used to treat diabetes mellitus. Intoxication is associated with lactic acidosis and has significant clinical consequences. We report 12 cases requiring dialytic intervention. Twelve patients were analyzed from 2005 to 2010; 10 of these patients were treated with dialysis. Conventional ...
Antoneli Melissa Zattoni - - 2011
Frontonasal dysplasia (FND) is a rare malformative complex affecting the frontal portion of the face, the eyes and the nose; it may occur singly or associated with other clinical signs. No systematic studies describing hearing in this condition were found. To evaluate hearing sensitivity and sound stimulus conduction from cochlea ...
Kato T - - 2011
We have studied the clinical and neuroimaging characteristics of transient and mild reduction of consciousness during febrile illness in children. We retrospectively evaluated 58 children admitted with mild reduction of consciousness within 12 h during febrile illness. 53 patients (91%) had delirious behavior, and 5 (9%) had no delirious behavior. We ...
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Chen Qin - - 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate the expression status of the helicase antigen (HAGE) transcript and its clinical significance in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The expression of HAGE cDNA in bone marrow mononuclear cells from AML and CML patients was detected ...
Samosir David Rs - - 2011
Aim: to observe the delayed gastric emptying in patients with reflux esophagitis as well as to recognize the proportion of GERD patients who have delayed gastric emptying in Indonesian population by using standard scintigraphic method. Methods: patients with heartburn and/or regurgitation in the last six-month period were included in the ...
Vasantha J - - 2011
Hyperphosphatemia is an important modifiable risk factor for death and cardiovascular events in patients on hemodialysis (HD). As nicotinamide has been shown as an inhibitor of sodium-dependent phosphate co-transport in rat renal tubule and small intestine, we examined whether nicotinamide reduces hyperphosphatemia in patients undergoing HD. The study was conducted ...
Iosa M - - 2012
Control of gait is usually altered following stroke, and it may be further compromised by overexertion and fatigue. This study aims to quantitatively assess patients' gait stability during six-minute walking, measuring upper body accelerations of twenty patients with stroke (64 ± 13 years old) and ten age-matched healthy subjects (63 ...
Abu Fanne Rami - - 2011
Objective: In an attempt to reconsider our local strategy, we evaluated patients with viral/idiopathic pericarditis in order to assess the diagnostic yield of our standard infectious panel, the characteristics of myocardial involvement, the utility of investigating myocardial involvement and the incidence of coronary evaluation tests. Methods: Seventy-six consecutive cases of ...
Herbella F A M - - 2011
Background  An unbuffered postprandial proximal gastric acid pocket (PPGAP) has been noticed in the majority of normal individuals and patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The role of gastric anatomy, specifically the antrum, in the physiology of the PPGAP is not yet fully elucidated. This study aims to analyze the presence ...
Burger B - - 2011
Ichthyosis with confetti (IWC) was first described as ichthyosis en confettis in 1984(1) and subsequently as congenital reticular ichthyosiform erythroderma (CRIE)(2) , also according to the new classification.(3) Patients with IWC suffer from erythroderma, prominent scaling, and palmoplantar keratoderma. Because of the development of hundreds to thousands of pale, normal ...
Lisch Walter - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To demonstrate 5 different patterns of immunotactoid keratopathy (ITK) in monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) that can mimic hereditary and degenerative disorders. First follow-up of 1 female patient was performed. METHODS:: Colored slit-lamp photodocumentation of 6 MGUS light kappa patients with different types of ITK, one patient with ...
Lee Jake - - 2011
Chronic lateral ankle instability (CLAI) can be a debilitating condition. The literature has shown that it is also associated with a number of intra-articular pathologies of the ankle. Some argue that if unaddressed, these intra-articular pathologies can predispose patients to osteoarthritis. Previous studies of patients who underwent prelateral stabilization ankle ...
White Christine A - - 2011
The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is considered the best index of overall kidney function. The level of GFR is used in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to classify them into CKD stages. Stage 5 CKD encompasses patients with a GFR below 15 ml/minute/1.73 m(2) and those requiring chronic dialysis. Preservation of ...
Hafez Ashraf T - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To present the outcomes of complete penile disassembly in 14 postpubertal patients. Complete penile disassembly is widely used for epispadias repair. METHODS: From July 2001 to May 2008, a total of 14 postpubertal patients underwent complete penile disassembly epispadias repair. The median age at surgery was 18 years (range ...
Beitzke Markus - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage at the convexity of the brain (cSAH) is an incompletely characterized subtype of nonaneurysmal subarachnoid bleeding. This study sought to systematically describe the clinical presentation, etiology, and long-term outcome in patients with cSAH. METHODS: For a 6-year period, we searched our radiological database for ...
Vincenti Antonio - - 2011
PURPOSE: This study aims to develop a noninvasive atrial remodeling index (RI) to separate patients presenting paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (ParAF) from those with sustained persistent atrial fibrillation (PerAF), that is, AF episodes interrupted 7 days or more after the onset. METHODS: Signal-averaged P-wave duration (SAPWd) and left atrial anteroposterior diameter ...
Balatsouras Dimitrios G - - 2012
The aims of this study were to describe the frequency and clinical features of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) with multiple canal involvement and to evaluate the results of treatment by appropriate canalith repositioning procedures. A total of 345 patients were referred for BPPV between 2006 and 2010. Thirty-two of ...
Kitai Takeshi - - 2011
Background- Previous pathological and clinical studies demonstrated an intimal defect in patients with acute aortic intramural hematoma (IMH). The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and clinical outcome of intimal defect detected by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in patients with IMH. Methods and Results- We retrospectively analyzed ...
Chen Royce W S - - 2011
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that the evaluation of retinal structure can have diagnostic value in differentiating between incomplete congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB2) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). To compare retinal thickness differences between patients with CSNB2 and myopic controls. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study. METHODS: Ten eyes of 5 patients ...
Floreani Annarosa - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis C and persistently normal alanine transaminase levels have recently been included in the guidelines for antiviral treatment. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of PEG-interferon α-2a and weight-based ribavirin doses in patients with these characteristics in a single Italian centre. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with chronic ...
Ghanima Waleed - - 2011
This study assessed the grade of bone marrow (BM) fibrosis and its association with a seromarker for collagen-III formation and fibrosis-related cytokines in 25 immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) patients treated with thrombopoietin receptor agonists (Tpo-RA) who had at least one BM biopsy. Assessment of 8 pre- and on-treatment BM biopsies revealed ...
Mollo Roberto - - 2011
AimsMicrovolt T-wave alternans (TWA) predicts arrhythmic risk in patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD). While TWA has widely been assessed by the spectral method, it has been poorly characterized in healthy people as well as in IHD patients by the modified moving average (MMA) method.Methods and resultsWe enrolled 729 consecutive ...
Mugge Winfred - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if hyperreflexia (exaggerated reflexes) due to disinhibition is associated with dystonia in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). METHODS: Stretch reflexes at the wrist were assessed in healthy controls (n=10) and CRPS-patients with dystonia (n=10). Subjects exerted a wrist flexion torque of 5% of maximum voluntary contraction torque ...
Abadie Caroline - - 2011
Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (HL), classically described as mild to severe with a typically down-sloping audiometric configuration, is the earliest symptom occurring in Usher syndrome type II (USH2). Audiological findings were analysed in a total of 100 USH2 patients (92 families) divided into three groups according to the gene involved: ...
Su Chia-Hung - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: The fourth ventricle encompasses many vital structures including the brainstem as its floor and the cerebellum as its lateral wall and roof. Therefore, lesions affecting the fourth ventricle may present as cerebellar or brainstem manifestations. Herein, we presented our experience in the diagnosis of disorders affecting the fourth ventricle ...
Greinacher Andreas - - 2011
In May 2011, an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing enterohaemorrhagic E coli O104:H4 in northern Germany led to a high proportion of patients developing post-enteritis haemolytic uraemic syndrome and thrombotic microangiopathy that were unresponsive to therapeutic plasma exchange or complement-blocking antibody (eculizumab). Some patients needed ventilatory support due to severe neurological ...
Mos Calin - - 2011
To establish the correlation between the degree of vascularisation detected using power Doppler ultrasonography in digestive tract adenocarcinoma and the prognosis of these patients. Ultrasonography was performed in 45 patients diagnosed with digestive tract adenocarcinoma (16 stomach-35.6%, 6 cecum and ascending colon-13.3%, 2 transverse colon-4.4%, 5 descending colon 11.1%, 13 ...
Kanjanabuch Talerngsak - - 2011
Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) becomes the first option for peritoneal dialysis, nowadays overtaking continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) in many countries. The comparison of peritoneal membrane alteration in CAPD and APD is inconclusive. The authors therefore compared the peritoneal membrane changes in patients undergoing CAPD and APD. In naive end ...
Zahiti Bedri - - 2011
To evaluate the clinical course of pericarditis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), we studied echocardiography in 64 CKD patients and subdivided them into four groups according to their CKD condition and presence of effusion: 14 (22%) patients with pericardial effusion that formed during conservative treatment of CKD patients, ...
d'Esterre C D - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: For patients with ICH, knowing the rate of CT contrast extravasation may provide insight into the pathophysiology of hematoma expansion. This study assessed whether the PCT-derived PS can measure different rates of CT contrast extravasation for admission CTA spot signs, PCCT, PCL, and regions without extravasation in ...
Taş Selim - - 2011
We investigated the incidence of ureteral stricture in patients treated with ureterorenoscopic pneumatic lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi. Between April 2006 and January 2009, 154 patients requiring ureterorenoscopic pneumatic lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi were enrolled into the study. We evaluated the stone size, impaction of a stone, the need ...
Kim D J - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Little is known about the pathological mechanism or the anatomic and functional imaging features related to the clinical manifestations in patients with brain AVM. The purpose of this pilot study was to describe the pattern of whole-brain PCT abnormalities in brain AVMs and their potential to differentiate ...
Hajnsek Sanja - - 2011
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) for the treatment of refractory partial epileptic seizures with or without secondary generalisation in patients older than 12 years was approved in Europe in 1994 and in the United States in 1997. We have studied the efficacy of VNS in patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy hospitalized in ...
Biancheri Roberta R Department of Neuroscience, G. Gaslini Institute, Genova, Italy. - - 2011
To further delineate the clinical spectrum of hypomyelination and congenital cataract (HCC), a rare autosomal recessive white matter disorder due to deficiency of a membrane protein, hyccin, encoded by FAM126A. Case reports and literature review. University hospital. Nine additional patients with HCC. Cataract was congenital in 5 patients; it was ...
Mohammadi Afshin A Radiology Department, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, - - 2011
Early monitoring of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progression in obese patients is important to avoid the development of complications associated with fatty infiltration. of this study was to investigate the relationship between the degrees of fatty infiltration and reduced vascular compliance in NAFLD patients in the three main hepatic ...
Alvarez Susana Dimas SD Infectious Diseases Department, Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugia Manuel Velasco Suarez, Mexico City, - - 2011
Cefepime neurotoxicity usually occurs in patients with renal impairment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the neurotoxicity of cefepime administered by continuous intravenous infusion during treatment of nosocomial infections in neurological patients with normal renal function. This was an open pilot study of neurological patients with infections caused ...
Chiale Pablo A - - 2011
Lidocaine-sensitive, repetitive atrial tachycardia is an uncommon arrhythmia. The electrophysiologic substrate is still unknown, and the pharmacologic responses have not been fully explored. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of intravenous adenosine and verapamil in patients with lidocaine-sensitive atrial tachycardia. In 9 patients with repetitive uniform ...
Ciavarella Domenico - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: The pathogenesis of temporomandibular joint intracapsular disease (TMJI) is multifactorial and its diagnosis is not easy. In this work authors show two types of clinical analysis: the Condylar Position Indicator (CPI) and T-Scan 2 system. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty patients (mean age of 24.5years) with TMJI problem and 10 ...
Amano Toshiyasu - - 2011
Introduction: The aim of this study is to clarify the relationship of erectile dysfunction (ED) and diabetes mellitus (DM) parameters (referred to with '1'), including peripheral neuropathy (referred to with '2'). Methods: (1) The DM parameters including age, serum levels of blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c, duration of DM and number ...
Savica Rodolfo - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Dropped head syndrome (DHS) occurring with parkinsonism is often suggested to be a clue to multiple system atrophy (MSA), but it may occur in other parkinsonian conditions. The substrate for DHS is controversial, with some concluding that the cause is myopathic and others, exclusively dystonic. We report our clinical ...
Providência Rui - - 2011
AimSome transoesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) findings are associated with an increased risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). This study was designed to evaluate and compare the accuracy of CHADS(2) and CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc in the prediction of these findings and test the additive value of transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)-derived parameters as ...
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