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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 ...
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 ...
Korkmaz Hasan - - 2011
Aim: We aimed to compare heart-type fatty acid-binding proteins (H-FAB) and other cardiac biomarkers to determine the most reliable cardiac marker in hemodialysis (HD) patients without acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Materials and methods: Sixty HD patients without ACS were included the study. Blood samples were taken before HD session for ...
Jacobs Allen M - - 2011
Agents used to treat symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) are only palliative, not disease modifying. Although studies of monotherapy with L-methylfolate, methylcobalamin, or pyridoxal 5'-phosphate suggest that each of these bioavailable B vitamins may reverse the pathophysiology and symptoms of DPN, data on the efficacy of this combination therapy ...
Nagashima Koichi - - 2011
Whether epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is independently associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and outcome after catheter ablation (CA) for AF remains unclear. Three-dimensional volume-rendering reconstructed images of EAT (total EAT) and EAT surrounding the left atrium (LA-EAT) were measured on 320-row multidetector computed tomography in 40 patients with AF (paroxysmal ...
Fabbian F - - 2011
Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a disorder of the heart and kidney whereby interactions between the 2 organs can occur. We recorded the clinical features of CRS in patients consecutively admitted to an Internal Medicine ward. We retrospectively analyzed the anthropometric, history, clinical, biochemical and treatment characteristics in 438 out of ...
Mader Simone - - 2011
Serum autoantibodies against the water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4) are important diagnostic biomarkers and pathogenic factors for neuromyelitis optica (NMO). However, AQP4-IgG are absent in 5-40% of all NMO patients and the target of the autoimmune response in these patients is unknown. Since recent studies indicate that autoimmune responses to myelin ...
Zhang A-Mei - - 2011
Recent studies have shown that mtDNA background could affect the clinical expression of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). We analyzed the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation of 304 Chinese patients with m.11778G>A (sample #1) and of 843 suspected LHON patients who lack the three primary mutations (sample #2) to discern mtDNA ...
Boy Sandra - - 2011
Regenerative strategies in the treatment of acute stroke may have great potential. Hematopoietic growth factors mobilize hematopoietic stem cells and may convey neuroprotective effects. We examined the safety, potential functional and structural changes, and CD34(+) cell-mobilization characteristics of G-CSF treatment in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Three cohorts of patients ...
Mahapatra A K - - 2011
Giant encephalocele is a rare condition and few published reports are available in the English literature. It is a challenge to neurosurgeons, even today. This series consists of 14 patients with giant encephaloceles treated at our institute. Over a period of 8 years, from 2002 to 2009, 110 patients with ...
Suresh Vaikkakara V Department of Endocrinology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medicine Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, - - 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 ...
Grau-López L - - 2011
Background:  The identification of major immunogenic peptides in multiple sclerosis (MS) is of great importance for the development of antigen-specific therapies. Cellular reactivity against a selected mix of seven myelin peptides was evaluated in vitro. The evolution of this reactivity over time and its correlation with clinical variables was also ...
Somasekar K - - 2011
Despite age traditionally being a criterion for stratification of severity in acute pancreatitis (AP), the condition is not common in the elderly population (>80 years) and very few studies have examined outcome in this cohort. The aim of this study was to evaluate our experience and outcome in this expanding ...
Unger Marcus M - - 2010
Ghrelin, an orexigenic peptide, has multiple functions, which include promoting gastrointestinal motility and influencing higher brain functions. Experimental data suggest that ghrelin has neuroprotective potential in the MPTP mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD). PD patients show delayed gastric emptying and other symptoms that may relate to disturbed excretion of ...
Gavhed Désirée - - 2010
Aim:  There is currently no well-accepted therapy for central nervous system Langerhans cell histiocytosis (CNS-LCH), a neuroinflammatory disease clinically characterized by often progressive, neurological symptoms including ataxia, dysarthria, dysphagia, hypertonicity, intellectual impairment and behavioural abnormalities. We applied immunomodulative/anti-inflammatory treatment on a patient with progressive CNS-LCH disease. Method:  Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) was ...
Hurton Scott - - 2010
Limited data are available about disability associated with upper extremity complications in patients who receive haemodialysis for end-stage renal disease. In this study of 123 patients receiving haemodialysis, the mean Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score was 31 ± 22 points, indicating markedly greater disability than in ...
Kakuda Wataru - - 2010
The purpose of the study was to determine the safety and feasibility of a 15-day protocol of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) combined with intensive occupational therapy (OT) on motor function and spasticity in hemiparetic upper limbs in poststroke patients.Fifteen poststroke patients (age at study entry 55 ± 17years, ...
Merrill Laura J - - 2011
Lower extremity vascular anomalies have been described for patients with clubfoot but few imaging studies have investigated effects on soft tissues such as fat and muscle. To make these assessments we need noninvasive, noncontrast agents to more safely image children. We describe a novel noninvasive imaging protocol to identify vascular ...
Healy F - - 2010
Pulmonary disease remains the major cause of morbidity in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). However, of 115 patients attending a regional CF clinic we noted 16 cases (14%) with co-morbid conditions. Of this group, 4 of 115 patients (3.5%) had renal problems including both structural and functional defects and 4 ...
Wang E - - 2010
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients have reduced muscle strength and impaired walking ability. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of maximal strength training (MST) on walking economy and walking performance in PAD patients. Ten patients with mild to moderate-severe claudication, classified as Fontaine stage II PAD ...
Scollay John M - - 2010
The superficial femoral vein (SFV) provides an alternative autologous conduit for fistula formation in patients who might otherwise require a prosthetic graft for hemodialysis (HD) access. The purpose of this study was to assess the results of this technique. Patients who underwent formation of a SFV fistula were identified from ...
Takahara Mitsuyoshi - - 2010
To reveal the influence of preoperative factors on the prognosis of patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for critical limb ischemia (CLI). We recruited 278 Japanese patients who underwent PTA for CLI between 2003 and 2009. The outcome measures were mortality and major amputation. Cox proportional hazards regression analyses were ...
Chen Jien-Jiun - - 2011
We used the National Health Insurance Claim data in Taiwan to evaluate determinants for nontraumatic lower extremity amputation (LEA) or peripheral revascularization procedures (PRP) in patients with peripheral artery diseases (PAD). We identified 14 241 patients. Sex-specific odds ratios of age, diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension (HTN), coronary artery disease (CAD), ...
Liu Ning-Fei - - 2010
Few previous studies have focused on the involvement of the lymphatic system in Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS), although some evidence suggests that lymphatic abnormalities are associated with the disease. The aim of the present study was to investigate the involvement of the lymphatic system in KTS. Magnetic resonance lymphangiography (MRL) with ...
de Medeiros Charles Angotti Furtado - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To measure the arterial volume flow (VF) with duplex scan, calculate femoral/axillary VF ratio, and discuss its applicability as a new index for the hemodynamic significance of an aorto-iliac occlusive lesion. METHODS: Several measures of VF were obtained consecutively with duplex scan in both common femoral and axillary arteries ...
Macoir Joël - - 2011
This article describes the case of a patient with corticobasal syndrome, who showed severe ideomotor and visuoconstructional apraxia along with handwriting difficulties more marked for letters and words than for digits and numbers. For alphabetical script, these difficulties were less marked when graphic motor patterns were activated with a model, ...
Kiss Rita M - - 2010
This research addressed the effect of hip osteoarthritis severity on equilibrium ability after sudden changes in direction among 20 healthy elderly people, 20 with moderate hip osteoarthritis (mOA), and 20 with severe hip osteoarthritis (sOA). The Lehr's damping ratio calculated from testing while standing on both limbs (D(elderly)(both)=0.466±0.033; D(mOA)(both)=0.436±0.055; (D(sOA)(both)=0.346±0.055) ...
Botianu Petre Vlah-Horea - - 2010
The objective of our article is to analyse the results of intrathoracic transposition of the serratus anterior (SA) muscle flap for suppurative diseases. We performed a retrospective analysis of 65 consecutive patients operated upon in our unit between 1 January 2003 and 1 March 2009 in whom we used intrathoracic ...
Heiss Peter - - 2010
To evaluate technical success rate and clinical outcome of patients with acute embolic superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusion who were treated with primary percutaneous revascularization. At three medical centers the radiological information system databases were used to identify all patients in whom primary percutaneous revascularization for the treatment of acute ...
Roukis Thomas S - - 2010
The authors performed a retrospective review of prospectively collected data of all diabetic patients who underwent transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) for toe gangrene or neuropathic ulceration from May 2006 to June 2009. Twenty-nine TMAs were performed in diabetic patients during the study period, including 24 men and 5 women with a ...
Herrick Ariane L - - 2010
Advances in nail-fold capillaroscopy allow capillary abnormalities to be quantified. Our aim was to investigate, in patients with SSc, the relationships between the degree of nail-fold capillary abnormality and disease subtypes (lcSSc and dcSSc), duration of RP and the presence of (i) severe digital ischaemia (as defined by previous i.v. ...
Thompson R Houston - - 2010
The safe duration of warm ischemia during partial nephrectomy (PN) remains controversial. To compare the short- and long-term renal effects of warm ischemia versus no ischemia in patients with a solitary kidney. Using the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic databases, we identified 458 patients who underwent open (n=411) or laparoscopic ...
Fujii Yuichi - - 2010
A corkscrew collateral appearance on angiography is one of the diagnostic criteria for Buerger's disease. The purpose of the present study was to classify the angiographic findings of corkscrew collaterals and to evaluate the relationship between corkscrew collateral type and the severity of Buerger's disease. Corkscrew collaterals were assessed on ...
Ladurner Ruth - - 2010
BACKGROUND: It was evaluated whether transcutaneous tissue oxygen tension (tcpO2) measurement, when assessed in daily routine, can be used to predict the risk of non-healing and amputation in diabetic foot ulcer patients with non-palpable pedal pulses. MATERIAL/METHODS: Patients were followed up in an outpatient setting according to a comprehensive wound-care ...
Sakuda Hiromi - - 2010
The aim of this research was to determine the physiological characteristics of patients with lymphedema following breast cancer surgery, based on differences between the quantity of body water in the right and left fingertips, with a view to establishing whether or not this simple measurement could serve as a predictive ...
Karnath Hans-Otto - - 2010
Normally, we are aware that our arms and legs belong to us and not to someone else. However, some stroke patients with hemiparesis/-plegia after right-sided stroke show a disturbed sensation of limb ownership and a disturbed self-awareness of actions and such patients with anosognosia for hemiparesis/plegia typically deny their paresis/-plegia ...
Aschwanden Markus - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To define the specificity and extent of duplex sonography (DS) findings suggestive of vessel wall inflammation in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS: Patients admitted between December 2006 and April 2009 to the University Hospital Basel with a suspicion of GCA were eligible for the study. DS of ...
Naouri M - - 2010
Lipoedema is an accumulation of fat abnormally distributed in the lower limbs, and lymphoedema is oedema caused by a deficiency of the lymphatic system. High-resolution ultrasound operating at 20 MHz makes it possible to characterize dermal oedema. The purpose of our study was to demonstrate that high-resolution ultrasound imaging of ...
Zerati Antonio Eduardo - - 2010
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Intermittent claudication reflects the presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of the MetS in claudicants and its correlation with age, gender, localization of arterial obstruction, and symptomatic coronary ...
Gardner Andrew W - - 2010
The primary aim of this study was to compare the resting energy expenditure of patients with intermittent claudication and critical limb ischemia. A secondary aim was to identify predictors of resting energy expenditure. One hundred patients limited by intermittent claudication and 40 patients with critical limb ischemia participated in this ...
Kostas Theodoros I - - 2010
This study evaluated long-term characteristics of chronic venous disease (CVD) progression and its correlation with the modification of specific risk factors. The contralateral limb of 73 patients (95% women; mean age, 48 +/- 12 years) undergoing varicose vein surgery was prospectively evaluated using physical and color duplex examination and classified ...
Nielsen Yousef Wirenfeldt - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Whole-body magnetic resonance angiography (WB-MRA) is a noninvasive method for diagnosing the systemic distribution of atherosclerosis. Numerous studies have demonstrated the feasibility and diagnostic performance of WB-MRA, but no studies have investigated patient acceptance of this imaging method. PURPOSE: To measure patient acceptance of WB-MRA compared to the gold ...
de Wit Marie Claire Y - - 2010
Malformations of cerebral cortical development, in particular periventricular nodular heterotopia (PNH), and distal transverse limb deficiency have been reported as associated congenital anomalies. Patients with PNH and transverse limb deficiency can be classified as having amniotic band sequence or Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS). Controversy exists whether these should be considered separate ...
Kosseifi Semaan G - - 2010
In Western countries the incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is 1.89 per 100,000 per year and the prevalence is 5.2 per 100,000. The incidence of ALS is lower among African, Asian, and Hispanic ethnicities when compared to Caucasians. The mean age of onset for sporadic ALS is about 60 ...
Nicolaï Saskia P A - - 2010
There is a need to evaluate patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with a limited or extended walking distance. We aimed to enable an estimation of walking distance as measured on a frequently used "standard" graded (3.2 km·h(-1), 2% increase per 2 min) protocol for walking distances measured on protocols ...
Wikstrom Erik A - - 2010
Research indicates that balance is impaired in the involved limb following an ankle injury. However, bilateral balance impairments are a viable reason for previous non-significant findings between involved and uninvolved limbs. The purpose of this investigation was to conduct a meta-analysis on studies reporting the effects of lateral ankle trauma ...
Amin Harshad - - 2010
This study investigated the prevalence of transthoracic echocardiographic abnormalities in patients with ischemic stroke (IS), subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in sinus rhythm. The patients included 120 with IS, 30 with SAH, and 41 with ICH. All diagnoses were confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging or brain computed tomography. ...
Gonz?lez-Garc?a Ra?l - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To report our clinical experience using bifocal distraction osteogenesis (BDO) with internal devices to treat patients having bony defects of the maxillofacial skeleton following tumor ablation and to focus on outcomes of dental implant placement in patients having maxillomandibular segmental defects. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Academic research. PATIENTS: ...
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