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Téllez-Ávila Félix Ignacio FI Félix Ignacio Téllez-Ávila, Miguel Ángel Ramírez-Luna, Endoscopy Department, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán", Mexico City, CP 14000, - - 2014
To follow up patients with pseudotumoral chronic pancreatitis (PCP) to assess their outcome and identify an optimal surveillance interval. Data obtained prospectively were analyzed in a retrospective manner. Patients with clinical evidence of chronic pancreatitis (abdominal pain in the epigastrium, steatorrhea, and diabetes mellitus), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) criteria > 4, ...
Shi Qing-Qing QQ Qing-Qing Shi, Guo-Du Tang, Xiao-Ping Lv, Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, - - 2014
To assess the effectiveness of pancreatic stents for preventing pancreatitis in high-risk patients after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). PubMed, Embase, Science Citation Index, and Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched to identify relevant trials published in English. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were used to screen for suitable studies. Two reviewers ...
Sugita Reiji R 1 Department of Radiology, Sendai City Medical Center, 5-22-1, Tsurugaya, Miyagino-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 983-0824, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study is to prospectively assess whether direct visualization of pancreatic juice flow using an unenhanced MRI technique with spin labeling can aid in the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Ten healthy volunteers and 50 patients who were categorized as having no chronic pancreatitis ...
Sung Hye Young HY Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Ciprofloxacin is considered to be a safe and effective treatment for acute infectious colitis. However, this drug may cause drug-induced pancreatitis, albeit rarely. From March 2007 to February 2012, we studied 227 patients who were hospitalized for infectious colitis at St. Mary's Hospital. All of the patients received ciprofloxacin therapy ...
Afghani Elham E Pancreatitis Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, - - 2014
Chronic pancreatitis is characterized by long-standing inflammation of the pancreas, which results in fibrosis and the gradual loss of pancreatic function. The loss of islets and acinar cells results in diabetes and exocrine insufficiency, respectively. Exocrine insufficiency can result in maldigestion of fat, protein, and carbohydrate as well as vitamins ...
Hietanen Daniela D Department of Gastroenterology and Alimentary Tract Surgery, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, FI 33521 Tampere, - - 2014
Alcohol abuse constitutes a risk factor for acute pancreatitis and liver cirrhosis, and cirrhosis in turn may delay the recovery from pancreatitis. We evaluated the occurrence and significance of liver fibrosis or cirrhosis in patients with acute pancreatitis by applying transient elastography (TE). TE was carried out in 78 patients ...
Hara Seiichi - - 2013
Abstract Objective. We examined the anatomy of the pancreatic duct system in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) from the standpoint of embryological pancreatic primordial. Material and methods. The pancreatic duct system involved in 83 AIP patients was embryologically divided into both ventral and dorsal pancreatic ducts (VD type), only the ...
Ben Kridis W W Department of Oncology, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax 3029, Tunisia. - - 2013
Drug-induced pancreatitis is rare (1.4-2%). This report describes a 20-year-old female patient who developed acute pancreatitis while being treated for neurosarcoma of abdominal wall with the ifosfamide and doxorubicin regimen. Although it is unusual, it is important to consider chemotherapeutic agents as a possible etiology for acute pancreatitis in patients ...
Petrov Maxim S - - 2013
Nasojejunal tube feeding is considered the current standard of care in patients with severe and critical acute pancreatitis. However, it is not known whether enteral nutrition is best delivered into the jejunum. This Commentary discusses recent clinical studies that have shown that tube feeding into the stomach is safe and ...
Takács Tamás - - 2013
Acute pancreatitis recently became the most common cause for hospitalization among gastrointestinal diseases. There is no specific therapy against the disease due to insufficient understanding of pathogenesis. Animal and in vitro models indicated that reduced pancreatic ducal bicarbonate secretion and consequent intraductal acidosis is an early event in acute pancreatitis, but ...
Mantadakis Elpis - - 2013
Isovaleric acidemia is a rare branched-chain organic acidemia. The authors describe a 3.5-year-old girl with isovaleric acidemia and acute abdominal pain associated with bilious emesis. Elevated serum amylase and abdominal ultrasonography demonstrating an enlarged and edematous pancreas, along with the presence of peripancreatic exudates, confirmed the presence of acute pancreatitis. ...
Lieb Ii John George - - 2013
Estrogens are thought to cause pancreatitis by raising triglyceride levels but whether there are other effects on the pancreas is debatable. To better elucidate the relationship between estrogens and pancreatitis and pancreatic function in a pilot study. Our retrospectively collected database of 224 patients who had undergone secretin stimulation testing ...
Maruyama Masahiro - - 2013
Some patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) form pancreatic stones suggestive of transformation into chronic pancreatitis (CP). The present study examined the underlying risk factors and mechanism of AIP progression to confirmed CP. We compared the clinical and laboratory parameters of subjects who progressed to confirmed CP with those of the ...
Peng Rong - - 2013
To study the MRI findings of the pancreatic duct in patients with acute pancreatitis. A total of 239 patients with acute pancreatitis and 125 controls were analyzed in this study. The severity of acute pancreatitis was graded using the MR severity index (MRSI) and the Acute Physiology And Chronic Healthy ...
Petrov Max M Department of Surgery, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New - - 2013
Acute pancreatitis is acute inflammatory disease of the pancreas. Nutrition has a number of anti-inflammatory effects that could affect outcomes of patients with pancreatitis. Further, it is the most promising nonspecific treatment modality in acute pancreatitis to date. This paper summarizes the best available evidence regarding the use of nutrition ...
Koruk Irfan - - 2012
Background/aims:Acute pancreatitis is well defined as pancreatic inflammation due to the activation of pancreatic enzymes secondary to several etiological factors. In the majority of patients, the clinical symptoms are self-limited, but it can also cause tissue necrosis and severe organ failures. In experimental animal models, it has been shown that ...
Oki Yasuhiro - - 2012
The management of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) remains challenging. We performed a phase I/II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of decitabine in patients with MDS in Japan. Patients with MDS with red cell transfusion dependence or 5-30% blasts in marrow and with an International Prognostic Scoring System score of ...
Raszeja-Wyszomirska Joanna - - 2012
Background/Aims: Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is recognized as a clinical manifestation of various prothrombotic conditions which may be lethal within 3 years of the onset of symptoms if untreated. This study is a retrospective analysis of patients with BCS managed between 2004 and 2011. Methodology: The diagnosis was confirmed with contrast ...
Wang Jinquan - - 2012
Aims: Dense deposit disease (DDD) is a rare disease that has no universally effective treatment. Herein we explore the clinical and pathological features of DDD in Chinese patients and the therapeutic effect of Tripterygium wilfordii (TW). Materials and methods: Clinical and pathological data of 10 Chinese patients with biopsy-proved DDD ...
Geetha M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Very little is known about the early stages of tropical chronic pancreatitis except that many patients give history of childhood abdominal pain. AIM: To examine whether tropical chronic pancreatitis may initially present clinically as recurrent acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Children and adolescents with acute, recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis were ...
Hodel J - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:DTI is a promising technique for imaging of the spinal cord, but the technique has susceptibility-induced artifacts. We evaluated a pulse-triggered DTI sequence with an rFOV technique and coronal acquisition for the assessment of the cervical spinal cord in patients with myelitis at 3T.MATERIALS AND METHODS:A rFOV acquisition ...
Camfield Peter - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:To document the effect of unprovoked status epilepticus (SE) on the prognosis for otherwise normal children with focal epilepsy.METHODS:From the Nova Scotia Childhood Epilepsy Study (population-based), we identified patients with focal epilepsy, normal intelligence, and neurologic examination and follow-up ≥10 years. We compared those with and without unprovoked SE.RESULTS:One hundred ...
Bianchi G - - 2013
Smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) carries a 50% risk of progression to multiple myeloma (MM) or related malignancy within the first 5 years following diagnosis. The goal of this study was to determine if high levels of circulating plasma cells (PCs) are predictive of SMM transformation within the first 2-3 years ...
Matsubara Shiro - - 2012
Dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) are often refractory to conventional therapy with corticosteroids sometimes combined with immune-suppressing agents and can lead to severe disability if these treatments are unsuccessful. In this prospective, open, non-randomized study, we examined the efficacy of tacrolimus (FK506), an immunosuppressant, in nine patients with DM (n = 5) ...
Fujii Akiko - - 2012
Background: We studied the clinical, neuroradiological and EEG characteristics of patients with infantile spasms (IS) who showed focal features to reveal their long-term prognoses and treatment responses. Subjects and methods: Subjects included 69 patients with IS who consecutively visited our hospital. We tentatively classified the subjects into focal IS (fIS) ...
Owens Christopher D - - 2012
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is estimated to affect 27 million individuals in Europe and North America and its prevalence is increasing in concert with recent demographic and risk factor trends.(1) The majority of patients with PAD are either asymptomatic or have atypical leg symptoms, with classical claudication in only 10-35%, ...
Desreumaux Pierre - - 2012
BACKGROUND & AIMS: New therapeutic strategies are needed for patients with refractory Crohn's Disease (CD). We evaluated data from the Crohn's and T-regulatory Cell Study (CATS)1 to determine safety and efficacy of antigen-specific T regulatory (Treg) cells for treatment of refractory CD. METHODS: We performed a 12-week, open-labelled, multicenter, single ...
Chockalingam Priya - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Loss-of-function sodium channelopathies manifest as a spectrum of diseases including Brugada Syndrome (BrS) and cardiac conduction disease. This study analyzes the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of these disorders in children. METHODS: Patients aged ≤16 years with genetically-confirmed loss-of-function sodium channelopathies (SCN5A mutation), presenting with cardiac symptoms, positive ...
Chao Tze-Fan - - 2012
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an independent risk factor for stroke. Recent studies have demonstrated that the CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc scheme is useful for selecting patients who are truly at low risk. The goal of the present study was to compare the risk of ischemic stroke among AF patients with a CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc score ...
Haylett A K - - 2012
Background  Voriconazole, a broad-spectrum triazole antifungal agent increasingly used to treat aspergillosis, has been linked with acute photosensitivity and skin carcinogenesis. The action spectrum of the photosensitivity is unknown, whilst an indirect retinol effect secondary to the anti-fungal's impact on CYP450 enzymes has been proposed to contribute to the underlying ...
Obrenović-Kirćanski Biljana - - 2012
Background The symptoms of myxoma are atypical, vary greatly, and may mimic numerous conditions. Our aim was to investigate the correlation of localization, size, and consistency of myxoma with its treatment and prognosis.Methods Over a span of 30 years, 74 consecutive patients (24 men, mean age 46.7 years) were surgically ...
Gómez F M - - 2012
PURPOSE: To report the success of groin nodal lymphography in the diagnosis and treatment of genital lymphedema. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We present one female (8 years old [patient no. 1]) and two male (69 and [patient no. 2] 31 years old [patient no. 3], respectively) patients with genital lymphedema in whom conservative ...
Watts Katherine E - - 2012
To investigate the clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical features associated with invasive low-grade papillary urothelial carcinoma (LGPUC), an uncommon entity not previously described in published studies. A multicenter effort originally identified 36 cases diagnosed as invasive LGPUC by urologic pathology subspecialists; after re-review, 23 cases were included. The average patient age was ...
Xu Wei - - 2012
This article reviews the chest radiography of children with severe infection caused by a novel influenza A (H1N1) virus of swine origin (S-OIV). We analyzed the role of their pulmonary images in predicting the severity and diagnosis of the disease. Among 97 patients with confirmed novel H1N1 infection, 42 patients ...
Vanikar Aruna V - - 2012
To find out the incidence and natural history of IgMN in India. Renal biopsies of children ≤12 y age of last 6 y were retrospectively evaluated. Their clinical and biochemical presentation were correlated. Patients with systemic diseases/disorders were excluded from the study. Immunoglobulin M nephropathy (IgMN) constituted 11.9% (n = 28) of ...
Guillan Marta - - 2012
Background: Patients who present with symptoms mimicking ischaemic stroke (IS), but have a different diagnosis, are known as stroke mimics (SM). The necessity for rapid administration of intravenous thrombolysis in patients with acute IS may lead to treatment of patients with conditions mimicking stroke. A variable proportion of patients with ...
Giralt-Steinhauer E - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke risk stratification schemes have been developed to optimize antithrombotic treatment. The CHADS (2) score is frequently used but has limitations. The CHA (2) DS (2) -VASc score improves risk prediction. Our objectives are to describe CHADS (2) and CHA (2) ...
Hiraoka Kotaro - - 2012
Background: Although donepezil, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, has been proved to be effective in ameliorating cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease with dementia (PDD), the responsiveness of patients to donepezil therapy varies. [5-(11)C-methoxy]donepezil, the radiolabeled form of donepezil, is a ligand for positron emission tomography (PET), which can be exploited for the ...
Jähn Johanna - - 2012
CDKL5 mutations cause severe epilepsy in infancy with subsequent epileptic encephalopathy. As yet, few studies report on long-term observations in patients with CDKL5-related epileptic encephalopathy. In this study, we describe the evolution of the epilepsy phenotype and the electroencephalographic (EEG) features in 4 patients during a maximum observation period of ...
Haeusler Karl Georg - - 2012
MRI Results of the MACPAF Study. Background: Left atrial catheter ablation (LACA) is an established therapeutic approach to abolish symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). Objective: Based on the prospective MACPAF study (clinicaltrials.gov NCT01061931) we report the rate of ischemic brain lesions postablation and their impact on cognitive function. Methods: Patients with symptomatic ...
van Rheenen Wouter - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:To assess the frequency and phenotype of hexanucleotide repeat expansions in C9ORF72 in a large cohort of patients of Dutch descent with familial (fALS) and sporadic (sALS) amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), and primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). METHODS:Included were 78 patients with fALS, 1,422 with sALS, 246 ...
Lin W Q - - 2012
We prospectively evaluated the CEL-100 videolaryngoscope(TM) for insertion of double-lumen tracheal tubes in 48 consecutive patients who had been found to have an unanticipated Cormack and Lehane grade 3 (n = 43) and grade 4 (n = 5) laryngeal view and in whom two attempts at tracheal intubation using the Macintosh laryngoscope had failed. ...
Kirtava Zviad - - 2012
As the very first trial of mobile telemedicine in the Republic of Georgia, in June-December 2010 we investigated 35 outpatients with different types of arrhythmia (male/female ratio=16/19; 12-80 years old), among them 5 patients with concomitant epilepsy. The control group comprised 7 clinically healthy sportsmen (soccer players, all men; 15-17 ...
Mutschler M - - 2012
AIM: The aim of this study was to validate the classification of hypovolaemic shock given by the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). METHODS: Patients derived from the TraumaRegister DGU® database between 2002-2010 were analyzed. First, patients were allocated into the four classes of hypovolaemic shock by matching the combination of ...
Castrejón Isabel - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To analyze a patient self-report joint count from the rheumatoid arthritis disease activity index (RADAI) on a multidimensional health assessment questionnaire (MDHAQ) in a cohort of consecutive patients seen in usual rheumatology care with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), osteoarthritis (OA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and gout. METHODS: ...
Khaier Ayman - - 2012
PURPOSE:Many cases of acute-onset cranial nerve paresis have benign etiologies such as microvascular occlusion. Most will resolve completely and neuroimaging is usually unnecessary. Few reports exist on acute fourth nerve paresis. METHODS:A retrospective review was conducted of all patients presenting with diplopia to the emergency department for 1 year caused ...
Calarco Alessandro - - 2012
Background: Chronic inflammation may play a role in prostate carcinogenesis. Molecular alterations of the Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling (SOCS)-3 can contribute to explain the pleiotropic role of interleukin (IL)-6 in this type of cancer. Recently, the methylation of SOCS3 gene has been demonstrated to cause the non-expression of the protein, ...
Sokumbi Olayemi O Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2012
To describe the clinical characteristics, histopathologic features, and outcomes of patients in whom vasculitis developed in association with use of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitors. This is a retrospective review of patients evaluated at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, from January 1, 1998, through March 31, 2011, with a diagnosis of ...
Palm F - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is amongst the most important etiologies of ischaemic stroke. In a population-based stroke registry, we tested the hypothesis of low adherence to current guidelines as a main cause of high rates of AF-associated stroke. METHODS: Within the Ludwigshafen Stroke Study (LuSSt), a prospective ongoing ...
Kumar Ramesh - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The present study evaluated performance characteristics of liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by FibroScan in patients with different stages of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 307 subjects (120 NAFLD, 85 NAFLD related cirrhosis, and 102 healthy controls) were studied. RESULTS: In NAFLD patients, LSM ...
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