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Chae Young Kwang YK Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of - - 2014
Arterial and venous thrombosis may share common pathophysiology involving the activation of platelets and inflammatory mediators. A growing body of evidence suggests prothrombotic effect of renin angiotensin system (RAS) including vascular inflammation and platelet activation. We hypothesized that the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers ...
Orlando Roy C RC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C., - - 2014
Background/Aims: Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation of dysplastic Barrett's esophagus (BE) combined with proton pump inhibitor therapy is commonly utilized for preventing progression of dysplastic BE to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Fundamental to the success of this and all ablative approaches is the healing of the ablated areas of BE with a stratified squamous ...
Hirjak Dusan D Department of General Psychiatry, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, University of Heidelberg , Heidelberg , - - 2014
Neurological abnormalities including a variety of subtle deficits such as discrete impairments in sensory integration, motor coordination (MOCO), and sequencing of complex motor acts are frequently found in patients with schizophrenia (SZ) and commonly referred to as neurological soft signs (NSS). Asperger-syndrome (AS) is characterized by sensory-motor difficulties as well. ...
Janssens Xavier X Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, - - 2014
This study investigated whether the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) can be used as an instrument to assess the need for social support measures that address activity limitations and participation issues in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This multicenter observational study included patients with RA and disease duration of at least ...
Borges Paulo Alvim PA Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina, Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo,SP, - - 2014
To describe and compare the distribution of spinopelvic parameters (SPP) in a Brazilian population with idiopathic scoliosis (IS) and neuromuscular scoliosis (NMS), and evaluate the association between pelvic incidence (PI) and lumbar lordosis (LL). Medical records investigation was performed. Sagital balance angles were measured in patients with neuromuscular and idiopathic ...
Berkhof Farida F FF Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Isala Hospital, Zwolle, the - - 2014
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF) are both common diseases that coexist frequently. Patients with both diseases have worse stable state health status when compared with patients with one of these diseases. In many outpatient clinics, health status is monitored routinely in COPD patients using the Clinical ...
Ghazi Payam P Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, - - 2013
This retrospective study aimed to compare systolic and diastolic blood pressures between patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) after initiation of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy and those of patients who do not experience AKI after ACE inhibitor therapy. Of 332 patients who received an ACE inhibitor as inpatients at ...
Persson Frederik F Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, - - 2013
For approximately 6 years, the only commercially available direct renin inhibitor, aliskiren, which inhibits the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system at the initial rate limiting step, has been marketed for the treatment of hypertension. Concurrently, much attention has been given to the possibility that renin inhibition could hold potential for improved treatment in ...
Tagariello Giuseppe - - 2013
The natural history of inhibitors in patients with haemophilia A not undergoing immune tolerance induction (ITI) is largely unknown. A recent randomized controlled trial suggests that the higher the FVIII dose used for ITI, the faster the clearance and the lower the rate of bleeding, without any difference in the ...
Jankun Jerzy - - 2013
This review summarizes our current knowledge of plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) deficiency and proposes some novel treatments for this condition. PAI-1 is a fast acting inhibitor of tissue and urokinase plasminogen activators (tPA and uPA). PAI-1 controls/slows clot lysis triggered by tPA activated plasminogen. PAI-1 deficiency was once considered to ...
Chéhensse Clément - - 2013
BACKGROUNDAfter spinal cord injury (SCI), most men cannot ejaculate without medical assistance. A major advance in the knowledge of the spinal control of ejaculation has been achieved with the discovery of a spinal generator of ejaculation (SGE) in the rat. The aim of this report was to review studies about ...
Oliveira Rodrigo Bueno de - - 2013
Vascular calcification (VC), an independent and strong predictor of cardiovascular risk, is often found in CKD patients. The degree of VC is providing incremental prognostic value over traditional risk markers. There is interest in improving our understanding of mechanisms, establishing diagnostic methods and effective prevention and treatment modalities. The abnormal ...
Jamnitski Anna - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: We investigated changes in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) profiling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who started treatment by taking tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors. The patients were stratified for European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) response. METHODS: A group of 100 patients naive for TNF inhibitors at baseline were randomly selected ...
Santimaleeworagun Wichai - - 2013
Atazanavir is one highly active antiretroviral therapy for naïve patients or patients with previous regimen failure. However, it seems that the protease inhibitor induces hyperlipidemia. Hyperbillirubinemia is the most common clinical adverse events but reports of cardiotoxicity due to atazanavir are scarce. The authors report a patient who had QT ...
Rossetti L C - - 2013
Inhibitor development against exogenous factor VIII is a severe impairment of replacement therapy affecting 18% of Argentine patients with severe haemophilia A (HA). To study the molecular predisposition for inhibitor development, we genotyped 260 HA patients with and without inhibitors, countrywide. The inhibitor-positive population (19 transients, 15 low responders, LR ...
Poritz Lisa S - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Bacteria have been implicated in the development of pouchitis after ileal pouch anal anastomosis. The change in gastric pH with the use of proton pump inhibitors and H2 antagonists may lead to alteration of enteric bacteria. We hypothesized that chronic use of these medications would decrease the incidence of ...
Phé Véronique - - 2013
To assess the involvement of connexins (Cxs) 43 and 45 in the selective inhibition of detrusor contractions in patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). Detrusor strips with and without mucosa were obtained from patients undergoing cystectomy for either neurogenic bladder with NDO refractory to pharmacologic treatment or bladder cancer with ...
Crickx Etienne - - 2013
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitors are a novel therapy widespread used in type 2 diabetes mellitus. We describe 3 cases of polyarthritis which delay of appearance strongly suggests a link with DPP4 inhibitors. Three patients presented with bilateral, symmetrical, seronegative polyarthritis after introduction of DPP4 inhibitors (sitagliptine (n = 2) and vildagliptine (n = 1)). ...
Knudtzen Fredrikke C - - 2013
Rivastigmine transdermal patch is indicated for patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Parkinson's disease. Rivastigmine, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, has several common adverse effects, mainly involving the gastrointestinal tract, but few cardiovascular adverse effects have been reported. This report presents two cases of patients presenting with 3(rd) degree atrioventricular block. ...
Kahrilas Peter J - - 2013
Treatment modalities for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) mirror the pathophysiology of the disease. Since acid plays a key role in GORD-associated mucosal lesions, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the dominant GORD treatment, being the most potent inhibitors of acid secretion available. However, the clinical effectiveness of PPIs varies with the ...
Wang An Jiang - - 2013
Up to 40% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease fail to respond to proton pump inhibitor therapy. To determine predictors of clinical response of proton pump inhibitor therapy. Consecutive patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease were enrolled prospectively. All patients underwent upper endoscopy and 24-h multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH monitoring ...
Lang Chim C - - 2013
The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is a well-established therapeutic target in the treatment of heart failure (HF). Substantial advances have been made with existing agents-angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II-receptor blockers (ARBs), and mineralocorticoid-receptor antagonists (MRAs)-and new data continue to emerge. The indication for the use of MRAs has been broadened to ...
Dubey Anju - - 2013
Apart from inhibitor development in patients with hemophilia (PWH) the old problems of blood borne viral infections and red cell alloimmunization still persist in PWH from developing countries. This study was planned to detect the presence of inhibitors in our PWH and to determine the presence of transfusion transmitted infections ...
Jamaati Hamid Reza HR Tobacco Prevention and Control Research - - 2013
The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is quite high and its prevalence is increasing. We aimed to evaluate the correlation of COPD severity according to the American Thoracic Society (ATS) criteria with spirometric measurements in patients admitted to the emergency ward. In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 50 randomly ...
Sigari Naseh N Department of Internal Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, - - 2013
Local and systemic inflammation occur at the same time in asthma and high sensitive CRP may play a role in the pathogenesis of this disease. Conventional approaches to monitor and control asthma involve no direct assessment of airway inflammation. There are some recent data postulating a discrepancy between the markers ...
Kang Kwi Young - - 2013
To determine the longitudinal effects of TNF inhibitors on BMD and radiographic progression in patients with AS and to assess independent factors associated with increased BMD in the lumbar spine. Sixty-three patients with AS were included. Twenty-six patients were treated with TNF inhibitors and 37 were not. BMD in the ...
Lustenberger T - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: The thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is a potent inhibitor of fibrinolysis. However, the time course of TAFI and its activated form (TAFIa) following trauma, in particular in patients suffering trauma-induced coagulopathy, has been poorly examined. METHODS: A total of 26 severely injured trauma patients were prospectively enrolled. TAFI and ...
Mammoser Aaron - - 2012
Calcineurin inhibitor encephalopathy (CIE) is a rare condition occurring in patients who are undergoing treatment with drugs from the calcineurin inhibitor (CI) family of immunosuppressants, either cyclosporine (CsA) or tacrolimus (TAC, FK506). Generally acute in onset, the symptoms are commonly reversible if properly managed in a timely fashion. The differential ...
Spatz Christin - - 2012
The incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) ranges between 10% and 50% among high-risk patients. Whether medications that affect rennin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) have any impact on the development of CIN remains uncertain. We performed a retrospective study of patients with CKD stages 3 and 4 who were either on or off ...
Kavutharapu Srimanjari - - 2012
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is the progressive and irreversible destruction of the pancreas characterized by the permanent loss of endocrine and exocrine function. Trypsin, the most important digestive enzyme plays a central role in the regulation of all other digestive enzymes. Chymotrypsin, an endopeptidase hydrolyzes peptides at amino acids with aromatic ...
Boyd Kevin P KP Department of Dermatology, University of Birmingham at Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0009, - - 2012
Nonmalignant cutaneous findings associated with the use of vemurafenib have only recently been described in the literature. Patients receiving vemurafenib have exhibited cutaneous reactions including prominent follicular plugging, hand-foot skin reaction, exuberant seborrheic dermatitis-like hyperkeratosis of the face, keratosis pilaris, and diffuse spiny follicular hyperkeratosis. Many of these nonmalignant cutaneous ...
Marcos Carmen - - 2012
A new variant of hereditary angioedema has been reported during the last decade. Three main characteristics distinguish it from classic hereditary angioedema: normal C1 inhibitor activity, predominance in women, and different genetic alterations. To assess the symptoms, laboratory findings, and treatment of a population with type III hereditary angioedema from ...
Baudouin Christophe - - 2012
Purpose. To determine the prevalence of ocular surface diseases and identify risk factors in a population of patients receiving antiglaucomatous eyedrops over the long term. Methods. An observational cross-sectional study was designed to investigate ocular surface signs and symptoms using simple clinical tools. An ocular surface disease intensity score was ...
Al-Hallaq H - - 2012
Purpose: We investigated the accuracy of surface matching compared to kV positioning of 10 post-mastectomy chestwall patients receiving inverse-planned, non-gated IMRT. Methods: During 130 treatment sessions, non-gated 3D surfaces were captured using AlignRT (v4.5) before and after table translations as indicated by kV imaging. Surfaces were compared to a reference ...
Ws Coriolano Maria das Graças - - 2012
Our goal was to study deglutition of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and normal controls (NC) using surface electromyography (sEMG). The study included 15 patients with idiopathic PD and 15 age-matched normal controls. Surface electromyography was collected over the suprahyoid muscle group. Conditions were the following: swallow at once 10 and ...
Claude-Desroches M - - 2012
PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics of reversible focal pleural thickenings (PTs) mimicking real plaques, that firstly suggest asbestos exposure or pleural metastasis; to propose an imaging strategy and propose an explanation for their mechanism of formation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of data from 19 patients with PTs fitting the ...
Brigo Francesco - - 2012
We systematically reviewed the literature to evaluate the prevalence of phosphenes and the phosphene threshold (PT) values obtained during single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in adults with migraine. Controlled studies measuring PT by single-pulse TMS in adults with migraine with or without aura (MA, MwA) were systematically searched. Prevalence of ...
Zheng Xuhai - - 2012
We developed a new method for immobilization of the fix lower extremities by using a thermoplastic mask, a carbon fiber base plate, a customized headrest, and an adjustable angle holder. The lower extremities of 11 patients with lower extremity tumors were immobilized by this method. CT simulation was performed for ...
Papathanasiou Eleftherios S - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To compare disposable and reusable single fiber needle recordings in relation to stimulated single fiber studies. METHODS: At least 10 potentials were sampled using each needle type from each patient with a minimum of 20 sampled potentials per patient. For successive patients either a disposable or reusable electrode was ...
Singh Arun - - 2011
Bradykinesia and hypokinesia are the prominent symptoms of substantia nigra degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD). In segmental dystonia, movements of not affected limbs are not impaired. Here we studied the impact of the mere implantation of stimulation electrodes on the performance of fast movements in these two groups. We investigated ...
Hamdi Wafa - - 2011
To assess the performance of ultrasound in detecting erosion, swelling, and new bone comparing to radiographs in five lower limb entheses in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Prospective study of 60 patients meeting modified New York criteria for AS. Lateral radiographs of both knees and ankles followed by a high-resolution ...
Caldwell Jane C - - 2011
AimsAtrial fibrillation (AF) is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and health resource consumption. However, as many patients with chronic AF are asymptomatic, rapid, accurate opportunistic screening is needed in primary care to detect AF. Conventional electrocardiogram (ECG) technology is too clumsy and time consuming for mass opportunistic screening, thus ...
Le Bars H - - 2011
We prospectively assessed stool samples from 370 patients for Campylobacter species by comparing three selective agar media incubated at two temperatures: 42°C and 37°C. Twenty patients (5.4%) were found positive. The chromogenic medium CASA (AES Chemunex, France) proved highly efficient for C. jejuni and C. coli recovery, while lessening the ...
Kleine Bert U - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of fasciculation potentials (FPs) with F-responses between patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and patients with benign fasciculations. METHODS: In seven patients with ALS and seven patients with benign fasciculations, high-density surface EMG was recorded for 15min from the gastrocnemius muscle. Template matching was used ...
Hamaneh Mehdi B - - 2011
SUMMARY: Although scalp EEG is a very useful tool for presurgical evaluation in epilepsy, the 10-20 system of electrodes in many cases fails to accurately localize the source of the epileptic seizures. One suggested solution to this problem is to use additional electrodes. Sphenoidal electrodes especially have been suggested to ...
Mahnken Andreas H - - 2011
Aortic valve calcifications (AVC) as seen on conventional chest films or on CT are associated with aortic valve stenosis (AVS). The absence of AVC on chest films does not exclude high grade AVS. The aim of this study was to analyse if there is a threshold for the detection of ...
Bilir Cemil - - 2011
INTRODUCTION:: Primary dysmenorrhea (PD), which is characterized by painful menstrual cycles, is one of the common clinical problems in young adult women. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of cardiac arrhythmias in PD patients by using the electrocardiographic (ECG) parameters. METHODS:: Forty patients diagnosed with PD ...
Hoffmann Michael B - - 2011
Recently, it has been suggested that misprojections of the temporal retina to the contralateral hemisphere might not be specific for patients with albinism and might also be associated with the Kartagener syndrome (i.e., with situs inversus totalis in the presence of primary ciliary dyskinesia [PCD]). The authors tested whether such ...
Kawaguchi Tetsuro - - 2011
BACKGROUND: We prospectively evaluate the role of computerized tomographic cisternography (CTC) in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). METHODS: The cerebrospinal fluid kinetics of 70 patients who passed the entry criteria for the Study of iNPH on Neurological Improvement (SINPHONI) and underwent insertion of a shunt were studied. RESULTS: Stasis of ...
Bejdová Sárka - - 2011
Bilateral complete cleft lip and palate (BCLP) is the most severe of the common orofacial clefts and is associated with the greatest deformity during development. The aim of this study was to use geometric morphometrics to evaluate palatal shape and size variability in patients with BCLP in comparison to nonclefted ...
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