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Teh Andrew W - - 2011
Electroanatomic Properties of the Pulmonary Veins. Introduction: Rapid PV activity is critical in initiating and maintaining AF. The underlying substrate responsible for this remains uncertain. We sought to identify if patients with paroxysmal (PAF) and persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) have an abnormal substrate within the pulmonary veins (PVs). Methods and Results: ...
Miettinen M - - 2011
Aims: Nephropathia epidemica (NE) is mild type of hemorrhagic fever caused by Puumala (PUU) hantavirus. Renal biopsy typically shows acute tubulointerstitial nephritis and complete recovery is the usual outcome. We previously described 5 patients with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) after acute NE. We now report on 7 more patients who developed ...
Petrović Milovan - - 2011
The most important clinically relevant cause of global cerebral ischemia is cardiac arrest. Clinical studies showed a marked neuroprotective effect of mild hypothermia in resuscitation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of mild hypothermia on neurological outcome and survival of the patients in coma, after cardiac ...
Squeri V - - 2011
Although proprioceptive impairment is likely to affect in a significant manner the capacity of stroke patients to recover functionality of the upper limb, clinical assessment methods in current use are rather crude, with a low level of reliability and a limited capacity to discriminate the relevant features of the deficits. ...
Albertí Maria A - - 2011
Electrodiagnostic studies play a key role in the evaluation of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). However, at early stages patients may not meet current neurophysiologic criteria. We report electrodiagnostic findings for 18 patients with suspected GBS within 4 days of clinical onset. Fifteen patients (83%) showed abnormality in the motor ...
Porter Scott E - - 2011
: To evaluate the radiographic and computed tomographic reduction qualities after acetabular fracture repair in obese and nonobese patients. : Retrospective review. : University medical center. : Two hundred forty-two patients were treated with open reduction internal fixation for displaced acetabular fractures. The nonobese group (Group 1) consisted of 149 ...
Shields Carol L - - 2011
To describe the features of phacomatosis pigmentovascularis (cesioflammea type). Noninterventional retrospective case series composed of 7 patients. Nevus flammeus combined with ipsilateral ocular melanocytosis or melanosis was seen in all 7 patients. Additional contralateral nevus flammeus was observed in 3 patients. Nevus flammeus (unilateral in 4 patients and bilateral in ...
Ezzat Abd El Hamid H Ael - - 2011
To report National Cancer Institute (NCI) experience in managing various benign and malignant renal tumors with nephron sparing surgery (NSS), and to assess its safety and feasibility. Literature review for NSS, and reviewing of the patients records who underwent NSS between the period from January-2000 to December-2009 at NCI-Cairo University ...
D'Andrea Antonello - - 2011
We present the echocardiographic analysis of an 86-year-old man affected by Ebstein's anomaly. In the natural history of this congenital disease only 5% of patients survive beyond the fifth decade. The patient presented severe right atrial dilatation and right heart failure, and he was referred to our institution for supraventricular ...
Park Jae-Hyeong - - 2011
Excessive catecholamine release in pheochromocytoma is known to cause transient reversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, such as in the case of pheochromocytoma-associated catecholamine cardiomyopathy. We investigated patterns of clinical presentation and incidence of LV dysfunction in patients with pheochromocytoma. From January 2004 to April 2011, consecutive patients with pheochromocytoma were ...
Kim Eun Hee - - 2011
Infantile hepatic hemangioendothelioma (IHHE) is the most common type of hepatic vascular tumor in infancy. We conducted this study to review our clinical experience of patients with IHHE and to suggest management strategies. We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 23 IHHE patients (10 males, 13 females) treated at the ...
Park Young-Hoon - - 2011
We report here the records of 10 consecutive Korean patients (10 eyes) with ocular toxoplasmosis which showed the typical clinical manifestations with seropositivity for Toxoplasma gondii specific IgG antibodies by micro-ELISA between 2006 and 2010. Nine patients were males and 1 was female; their age was 50.5 ± 13.8 years. ...
Machens Andreas - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The causes underlying the phenomenon of simultaneous medullary (MTC) and papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) are unclear. METHODS: This study of 26 patients with simultaneous MTC and PTC aimed at clarifying clinical and histopathologic characteristics and trends of this unusual condition among MTC and PTC patients who were operated on ...
Czakó László - - 2011
Background: To date, most cases of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) have been reported from Japan. The aim of the present study was to assess the clinical features and management of AIP cases in Hungary. Methods: The demographics, clinical presentation, laboratory and imaging findings, extrapancreatic involvement, treatment response and recurrence were evaluated ...
Clemens Marcell - - 2011
Background:  Arrhythmia burden in patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) after monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (mVT) is higher than in patients with other indications. We investigated the long-term arrhythmia profile in this subset of patients. Methods:  Fifty-two patients with an ICD implanted after mVT were followed up for at least ...
Amort Margareth - - 2011
Background: There is insufficient evidence regarding which clinical features are best suited to distinguish between transient ischemic attack (TIA) and disorders mimicking TIA (TIA mimics). Methods: We compared the frequency, clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with TIA and TIA mimics in a prospective, single-center emergency department cohort over 2 ...
Tolan Shaun - - 2011
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to generate patient-specific PTV margins for bladder cancer patients treated with radiation therapy (RT). METHODS: Eleven patients underwent CT simulation and daily RT (full bladder and empty rectum). CBCT was done prior to each fraction, and the whole ...
Li Ai-Hsien - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Acute occlusion of internal carotid artery (ICA) is a clinical catastrophic entity with mortality as high as 50%. With innovative devices and technology, we want to clarify the benefit and risk of interventional treatment for those patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 2005 to 2009, 62 patients were enrolled and ...
Mohindra Sandeep - - 2011
Objective. The study aims to define the role and indication of surgical intervention in cases of malignant cerebral edema in consequence to cortical venous thrombosis (CVT). Methods. A retrospective study of 13 patients who underwent decompressive craniectomies for malignant CVT is presented. All patients had supra-tentorial cortical lesions attributable to CVT. The ...
Chen Hua - - 2011
Objectives. To evaluate the safety and efficacy of low-dose rituximab therapy for refractory thrombocytopenia in patients with SLE. Methods. Ten adult SLE patients with severe refractory thrombocytopenia (mean platelet count 10.4 × 10(9)/l) were enrolled in this prospective pilot study. All patients had failed traditional high-dose CSs and immunosuppressants including methylprednisolone pulse ...
Secchi F - - 2011
AIM: To estimate the clinical impact of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients with congenital cardiovascular disease (CCD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Since 2003, 1.5T CMR was used at our university hospital to evaluate morphology, cardiac kinetics, aortic and pulmonary flow, and vascular anatomy in patients with CCD. The present study ...
Lind-Ayres Melanie - - 2011
We previously found that microalbuminuria (MA) is present in 14% of patients with long-standing cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD). However, others have reported much higher rates of MA in CF patients with and without diabetes (32-67%), suggesting this test is not sufficiently specific for diabetic nephropathy screening in CF. We investigated ...
Mountantonakis Stavros - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Outflow tract (OT) ventricular premature depolarizations (VPDs) can be associated with reversible left ventricular cardiomyopathy (LV CM). Limited data exists regarding both the outcome after ablation of OTVPDs from the LV and the impact of residual VPDs or preexisting LVCM prior to the diagnosis of VPDs on the recovery ...
Didier H - - 2011
Tweny patients (M: 4, F: 16, mean age 37 ± 11 years) with diagnosis of chronic daily headache (CDH), after drug withdrawal, were under electromyography, kinesiography and masticatory muscle deprogramming by TENS to identify the physiological rest position of the mandible. Our purpose was to clarify a possible role of the neuromuscular stomatognathic ...
Keepanasseril Anish - - 2011
To assess the usefulness of angiographic embolization in hemorrhage due to gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). We conducted a retrospective analysis of data of patients with gestational trophoblastic disease within the time period 2002-2008. Eight women with GTN presented with massive hemorrhage during this time period. According to the International Federation ...
Novelli G - - 2011
The aim of our study was a 30-day follow-up of the use of early detection of endotoxin by the endotoxin activity assay (EAA) for patients with acute liver failure superimposed on chronic liver disease (AoCLF) and treated with polymyxin-B hemoperfusion-based (PMX-DHP) treatment and albumin dialysis in the molecular adsorbent recirculating ...
Jeddi Ramzi - - 2011
Pseudomonas is a clinically significant and opportunist pathogen, usually associated in causing high mortality nosocomial infections. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors associated with septic shock in patients diagnosed with hematologic malignancies and Pseudomonas infections. A total of 80 Pseudomonas isolates (77 Pseudomonas aeruginosa) were ...
Djamshidian Atbin - - 2011
To investigate salivary cortisol samples in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with and without impulsive compulsive behaviours (ICB) during a risk task. Salivary cortisol levels were measured in 13 PD patients without ICB (PD-ICB) and in 15 PD patients with ICB (PD+ICB) before, after medication and throughout the day, and ...
Aphinives Potchavit - - 2011
Severe acute pancreatitis is a complex and challenging problem. The aim of the present study was to assess severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) with Ranson score and CT scan. Between January 2000 and December 2005, all patients who had each of the following criteria (1) first-time diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, (2) ...
Baik Fred M - - 2011
Exostoses and osteomas are benign bony lesions of the auditory canal. Although common in the external auditory canal, they are rare and difficult to distinguish in the internal auditory canal (IAC). In this literature review and case presentation, we define radiologic and histologic criteria to differentiate exostoses from osteomas of ...
Anderson F - - 2011
In triglyceridaemia-associated pancreatitis, decreasing the serum triglyceride level below 5.65 mmol/l alleviates abdominal pain and is purported to improve outcome. We analysed hypertriglyceride level normalisation and outcome in a patient cohort of acute pancreatitis. Patients presenting with pancreatitis and hypertriglyceridaemia were assessed. All patients with presenting triglycerides levels >10 mmol/l ...
Marano S - - 2011
Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) rapresents the fastest growing disease affecting the alimentary and breathing apparatus. Incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma with Barrett Esophagus (BE) imposes a decision about therapy management. Between January 2006 to December 2009, 3 653 patients were subjected to our observation; 2 095 patients underwent endoscopy (57.4%), of these 598 ...
Anık I - - 2011
The purpose of the present study was to observe Liliequist's membrane (LM) and membranous structures located in the prepontine cistern via 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with 3D driven equilibrium radio frequency reset pulse (DRIVE) sequence and multiplanar reformat (MPR) images and to evaluate the success of endoscopic third ventriculostomy ...
Rajavi Zhale - - 2011
To report orthoptic changes after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). This interventional case series included 297 eyes of 150 patients scheduled for PRK. Complete ophthalmologic evaluations focusing on orthoptic examinations were performed before and 3 months after PRK. Before PRK, 2 (1.3%) patients had esotropia which remained unchanged; 3 (2%) patients had ...
Vancampfort D - - 2011
AIM: The primary aim of this study was to determine whether the presence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) limits physical activity (PA) in patients with schizophrenia. A secondary aim was to investigate cross-sectional associations of leisure-time PA, sports participation and PA performance with MetS parameters. METHODS: Patients with schizophrenia who ...
Shimizu Hideaki - - 2011
Background:  Semantic dementia (SD) has been recognized as a representative of dementia with presenile onset; however, recent epidemiological studies have shown that SD also occurs in the elderly. There have been few studies about the differences of clinical profiles between early-onset SD (EO-SD) and late-onset SD (LO-SD). Age-associated changes in ...
Imai Noboru - - 2011
Introduction: This study examined the clinical profile of cluster headaches in Japan and the potential presence of features peculiar to Japan. Most previous studies of cluster headaches have focused on Caucasian populations. Methods: Subjects comprised 86 consecutive new cluster headache patients (68 males, 18 females; mean age, 38.4 ± 12.2 ...
Wang Qingsong - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Prompt identification of the rare cranial variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is crucial, but the clinical characteristics remain poorly defined. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 12 GBS patients hospitalized from 1995 to 2009 with multiple cranial nerve (CN) impairment at disease onset. RESULTS: Eight patients had impairment ...
Mockford Katherine A - - 2011
One-third of all elderly patients fall each year and impaired balance has been recognized as a specific risk factor. Intermittent claudication is common among the elderly population, affecting approximately 5% of the population over the age of 50. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to assess the prevalence of ...
Shen Xuedong - - 2011
We hypothesized a relationship between severity of thoracic aortic atheroma (AA) and prevalence of high-risk coronary anatomy (HRCA). We investigated AA diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography and HRCA diagnosed by coronary angiography in 187 patients. HRCA was defined as ≥ 50% stenosis of the left main coronary artery or significant 3-vessel ...
Sala M - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) patients are characterized by increased levels of aggressivity and reduction of impulse control, which are behavioural dimensions mainly sustained by hippocampus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). In this study we aimed at investigating whether hippocampus and DLPFC anatomy may sustain impulsive and aggressive behaviours in ...
Chen Xiao-Nong - - 2011
Objective To investigate the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a Chinese patient population with different stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods Six hundred and two CKD patients who were hospitalized in Ruijin Hospital between Jan. 2004 and Jan. 2006 were selected. Patients' medical histories and the results of ...
Sakae Hitoko - - 2011
Twenty-five cases of dermatophytoses caused by Microsporum canis were encountered during a 3-year period (January 2008-December 2010). Their diagnosis was based on detection of fungal elements by direct microscopy and identification of M. canis by fungal culture. There were 17 women and 8 men ; they ranged in age from ...
Joshi R - - 2011
A retrospective review of ten patients (8 girls, 2 boys) admitted over a 9-month period with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is presented. Presenting features included fever and hepatosplenomegaly (10), bleeding manifestations (7), lymphadenopathy (4), skin rash (4), shock (4), jaundice (3), CNS disorder (3), renal failure (2) and arthritis (2). Three ...
Klieverik Lars P - - 2011
Patients with Graves' hyperthyroidism (GH) treated with a combination of thyrostatic drugs and T(4), that is, block and replacement therapy (BRT), often report body weight (BW) gain. We aimed to determine changes in BW and energy metabolism upon cessation of BRT in these patients, and to identify possible endocrine determinants. ...
Mardegan M C - - 2011
Conservative treatment with intralesional interferon (IFN) is a therapeutic option for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) patients of childbearing age. The study group was made up of patients diagnosed with a high-grade lesion and treated with intralesional human recombinant IFNalpha-2b. Vaginal secretion was collected during IFNalpha-2b treatment for analysis of cytokines ...
van Rey Farida - - 2011
Objective. To assess the efficacy and the effect on Qol of solifenacin for the treatment of OAB in MS patients. Patients and Methods. Thirty MS patients suffering from OAB were treated with solifenacin 5/10 mg for 8 weeks. The first 4 weeks patients received solifenacin 5 mg. At week 4 patients could ...
Suresh Vaikkakara - - 2011
To document abnormalities on spirometry in patients with type1 diabetes mellitus (DM) and to study the determinants of these. Thirty nine patients attending the type 1 DM clinic underwent spirometry. The absolute FEV1 and FVC were compared with the predicted ones and expressed as a percentage of the predicted. Additional ...
Lerma Puertas Enrique - - 2011
Objective: High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) are the precursors of invasive cervical carcinomas and are generally associated with the integration of mucosotropic human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA into the host cell genome. Detection of HPV is easy to perform nowadays, even in laboratories with limited technological capacity, and follow-up procedures for ...
Rifici Carmela - - 2011
We describe two patients in whom serious bradycardia and arterial hypotension occurred after a small intrathecal baclofen (ITB) test bolus. Both patients suffered from severe spasticity (one due to brain injury, one due to spinal cord injury). Medical history and diagnostic examinations revealed no previous cardiological problems. Ten minutes following ...
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