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Wang Miaomiao - - 2014
IntroductionThe aim of this study was to evaluate the early diagnostic, risk stratification and prognostic value of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1), compared with procalcitonin (PCT) and the Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis (MEDS) score in septic patients in the emergency ...
Ofenloch Robert F RF Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Thibautstr. 3, 69115, Heidelberg, - - 2014
The Occupational Contact Dermatitis Disease Severity Index (ODDI) was designed in Australia to measure severity and functional disability in patients with occupational contact dermatitis (OCD) of the hands. The ODDI was translated into the German language with a linguistic validation process. The psychometric properties of the German version of the ...
Tangedal Solveig - - 2014
BackgroundSputum induction is a non-invasive method for obtaining measurements of inflammation in the airways. Whether spontaneously sampled sputum can be a valid surrogate is unknown. The aim of this study was to compare levels of six inflammatory markers in sputum pairs consisting of induced and spontaneous sputum sampled on the ...
Baillet Athan A Rheumatology department, Hôpital Sud, Grenoble Teaching Hospital, Echirolles Cedex, France; GREPI, AGIM UJF CNRS FRE 3405, - - 2014
Objective: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a key cytokine in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. We aimed to analyze the association between IL-6 serum levels and joint inflammation at baseline and the correlation of time-integrated IL-6 values with structural damage during the first 36 months of early arthritis. Methods: IL-6 was assessed by ...
Williamson Emilie R C ER Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, - - 2014
The hindfoot moment arm is a reliable measurement of hindfoot valgus deformity in stage II adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) and can be used to guide intraoperative correction of the hindfoot. There is currently little understanding of how the hindfoot moment arm relates to angular measurements of hindfoot alignment. The purpose ...
Deng Wen-Jing WJ Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, No. 1, Jianshe East Road, Zhengzhou, 450052, Henan, People's Republic of - - 2014
To determine whether serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels at admission were associated with short-term functional outcome after acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in a cohort Chinese sample. We prospectively studied 378 patients with AIS who were admitted within 24 h after the onset of symptoms. PCT and NIH stroke scale (NIHSS) were measured ...
Draak Thomas H P TH From the Department of Neurology (T.H.P.D., E.K.V., C.G.F., I.S.J.M.), University Medical Centre Maastricht; Department of Neurology (S.I.v.N., P.A.v.D.), Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Neurology (K.C.G.), St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Department of Neurology (W.L.V.d.P., N.C.N., L.H.v.d.B.), Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience University Medical Centre Utrecht, the Netherlands; Department of Neurological Sciences (E.N.-O.), Milan University, Humanitas Clinical Institute, Rozzano, Milan, Italy; Department of Neurology (J.M.L.), Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Paris, France; Department of Neurology (P.Y.K.V.d.B.), Catholique University of Louvain, Belgium; Department of Clinical Neurosciences (G.L.), 3rd Neurology Unit, Milan, Italy; Department of Neurology (V.B., H.K.), Toronto General Hospital, Canada; Department of Neurology (M.P.T.L.), Centre for Neuromuscular Disease, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK; Department of Neurology (J.P.), Centre de Référence des Maladies Neuromusculaires et de la SLA, Hôpital de La Timone, Marseille, France; Department of Neurology (A.J.v.d.K.), Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Neurology (A.F.H.), London Health Science Center, London, Canada; Department of Neurology (D.R.C.), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; and Department of Neurology (I.S.J.M.), Spaarne Hospital, Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. - - 2014
We performed responsiveness comparison between the patient-reported Inflammatory Rasch-built Overall Disability Scale (I-RODS) and the widely used clinician-reported Inflammatory Neuropathy Cause and Treatment-Overall Neuropathy Limitation Scale (INCAT-ONLS) in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP), and immunoglobulin M-monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance related polyneuropathy (IgM-MGUSP). One hundred ...
Wickham Fred F aDepartment of Nuclear Medicine bThe Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust cUCL Institute of Liver and Digestive Health, University College London, London, - - 2014
Previously we have proposed a technique for the measurement of plasma clearance in patients with ascites. The impact of using the technique was assessed and the results compared with those from a reference technique in 111 patients having glomerular filtration rate measurements as part of their workup for liver transplantation. ...
Boeckstyns Michel E H ME Kløverbakken 11, 2830 Virum, Denmark. - - 2014
Patient-rated outcome measures are frequently used to assess the results of total wrist arthroplasty, but their psychometric properties have not yet been evaluated in this group of patients. The purpose of our study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Danish Quick Disabilites of Arm Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) ...
Chunlertrith Kitti K Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand. - - 2014
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is clinically-identified in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The GERD-questionnaire (GERD-Q) score is a sensitive, non-invasive, diagnostic screening tool for diagnosis of GERD in general patients, but it has been not investigated for use in SSc. Our aim was to evaluate the proper cut-off GERD-Q score, ...
Souza Moysés Loiola Ponte de ML Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, - - 2014
Cognitive deficits caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) after rupture of cerebral aneurysms are common, as approximately half of patients have severe, or at least striking, declines in one or more functions of the cognitive domain. The Fisher Scale is associated with the development of vasospasm and thus with the final ...
Yang Yaling Y Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, New Radcliffe House, Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6NW, UK, - - 2014
This systematic literature review aims to assess the reliability, validity and responsiveness of three widely used generic preference-based measures of health-related quality of life (HRQL), i.e., EQ-5D, Health Utility Index 3 (HUI3) and SF-6D in patients with skin conditions. A systematic search was conducted to identify studies reporting health state ...
Morbelli Silvia S Nuclear Medicine, Department of Health Sciences (DISSAL), University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino-IST, Genoa, - - 2014
We aimed to investigate the accuracy of FDG-PET to detect the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain glucose hypometabolic pattern in 142 patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and 109 healthy controls. aMCI patients were followed for at least two years or until conversion to dementia. Images were evaluated by means ...
Kim B-H BH Department of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, - - 2014
The peripheral artery questionnaire (PAQ) is a disease-specific health status measure of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Whether the PAQ scores are associated with a PAD diagnosis among patients with symptoms suspicious for PAD is unknown and could help increase the pretest probability of ankle brachial index (ABI) screening ...
Vistisen Simon Tilma ST Hammel Neurorehabilitation Center and University Research Clinic - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: The relation between motor and cognitive function and autonomic nervous system (ANS) function during neurorehabilitation following acquired brain injury (ABI) has only been investigated sporadically. In the present study, it was hypothesized that clinical measures in severely injured patients would relate to heart rate variability (HRV), a measure ...
Saleh C M G CM Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
For over 50 years, barium studies have been used to diagnose gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), but the value of this test is controversial. Our study aimed to determine if barium esophagograms can be used to diagnose GERD. Barium esophagograms and pH-impedance measurement were performed in 20 subjects with reflux symptoms. pH-impedance ...
Velázquez-Pérez L L Laboratory of Genomic Medicine, Department of Genetics, National Rehabilitation Institute (INR), Mexico City, - - 2014
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia associated with macular degeneration. We recently described one of the largest series of patients with SCA7 that originated from a founder effect in a Mexican population, which allowed us to perform herein the first comprehensive ...
Bajc Marika M Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Imaging and Physiology, Skåne University Hospital and Lund University, 22185, Lund, Sweden, - - 2014
The severity of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) is defined by the degree of flow limitation measured as forced expiratory volume in 1 s, which mainly reflects impairment of large and intermediate airways. However, COPD is primarily a small airways disease. Therefore, better diagnostic tools are needed. Ventilation-Perfusion (V/P) SPECT is ...
Perić Aleksandar A Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Military Medical Academy, Belgrade, Serbia - - 2014
Eosinophil recruitment to the nasal mucosa involves a number of chemokines. The aim of this study was to evaluate nasal secretion levels of macrophage inflammatory protein-1 alpha (MIP-1α) and MIP-1β and to correlate these levels with clinical characteristics and degree of eosinophilia in nonallergic and allergic patients with nasal polyposis ...
Qiao Jun - - 2014
Scoliogauge, has been developed for the measurement of ATR on iPhone smartphones. This study was to evaluate the reliability for the smartphone-aided ATR measurement method and to compare its reliability with that of the manual method. Sixty-four AIS patients with single thoracic or lumbar curve participated in this study. Of ...
Chen Fenghong F Allergy and Cancer Center, Otorhinolaryngology Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, - - 2014
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is tightly linked to airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and asthma. However, the practical surrogate parameters for evaluating AHR in patients with CRS remain unclear. To evaluate the diagnostic values of sinus computed tomography for AHR in patients with CRS. We performed a prospective, single-blinded study of 125 consecutive ...
Chen Chiung-Zuei CZ Division of Chest Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Medical College and Hospital, No. 138, Sheng-Li Rd, Tainan, 704, - - 2014
Cluster analysis has been proposed to examine phenotypic heterogeneity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to use cluster analysis to define COPD phenotypes and validate them by assessing their relationship with mortality. Male subjects with COPD were recruited to identify and validate COPD phenotypes. ...
Del Sole Angelo A From the *Unit of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Services, San Paolo Hospital; †Department of Health Sciences, and ‡Centre for Research and Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunctions, Institute of Clinical Neurology, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences "Luigi Sacco" Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, - - 2014
Although parkinsonism is considered a core feature of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), it is occasionally mild or even absent. I-FP-CIT SPECT has been accepted as a diagnostic support tool in this context, given that low striatal uptake is associated with neuronal loss. The aim of this retrospective study was ...
Lozano F S FS Hospital Universitario de Salamanca and IBSAL, Salamanca, - - 2014
The Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) makes it possible to identify patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Intermittent claudication (IC) is the first major symptom of PAD, although many patients with an ABI ≤ 0.9 do not exhibit IC, and the range of ABI among those who do have IC is very variable. ...
Nordal Hilde Haugedal - - 2014
The calcium-binding protein S100A12 correlates with measures of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The protein reflects neutrophil activation and the present objective was to explore in a pilot study the associations between S100A12 and other inflammatory markers, clinical assessments as well as degree of synovitis detected by ...
Oku K K Department of Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Nephrology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan - - 2014
Recently our group introduced the "antiphospholipid score" (aPL-S), a quantitative marker that represents aPL profile. We have validated its efficacy for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and predictive value for thrombosis. The study comprised two independent sets of patients with autoimmune diseases. In the first set of patients (n = 233), ...
Donária Leila L Laboratório de Pesquisa em Fisioterapia Pulmonar (LFIP), Departamento de Fisioterapia, Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Avenida Robert Koch, 60 - Vila Operária, 86038-350, Londrina, PR, - - 2014
The aims of this study were to investigate the relationship between sniff nasal inspiratory pressure (SNIP) and severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as defined by the BODE index, and to investigate the capacity of different SNIP cutoffs to predict a BODE index score ≥5 (i.e., worse disease severity). ...
Kim Sun Hee SH Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, - - 2014
The Survey of Autonomic Symptom (SAS) scale was reported as an easy instrument to assess the autonomic symptoms in patients with early diabetic neuropathy. In this study, we investigated the relationship between the SAS scale and the parameters of cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in Korean patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy ...
Dag E E Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Kirikkale University, Turkey. - - 2014
To compare the ability of the MMSE and MoCA to identify cognitive dysfunction in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study included 81 (29 female, 52 male) AMD patients who were recruited from the Ophthalmology Department of Kırıkkale University during 2012. Participants were screened for cognitive impairment using the ...
Coburn Brian W BW University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the performance of self-report against the reference standard of clinically-defined periodontitis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) patients after accounting for factors associated with periodontitis. Methods: Six self-report periodontitis questions were evaluated in RA and OA patients. Questions were validated against a reference standard of severe ...
Fedchuk L L Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, - - 2014
Several steatosis biomarkers are available with limited independent validation. To determine diagnostic value and limitations of several steatosis biomarkers using liver biopsy as reference standard in a large cohort of patients with suspected NAFLD. Three hundred and twenty-four consecutive liver biopsies were included. Histological steatosis was categorised as none (<5%), ...
Mat Baki M M University College London, Ear Institute, London, United Kingdom; University College London Hospital NHS Trust, Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital, London, United Kingdom; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, - - 2014
To evaluate the agreement between OperaVOX and MDVP. Cross sectional reliability study. University Teaching Hospital. Fifty healthy volunteers and 50 voice disorder patients had supervised recordings in a quiet room using OperaVOX by the iPod's internal microphone with sampling rate of 45kHz. A five seconds recording of vowel /a/ was ...
Oudman Erik E a Department of Experimental Psychology , Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University , The - - 2014
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) are brief screening instruments for cognitive disorders. Although these instruments have frequently been used in the detection of dementia, there is currently little knowledge on the validity to detect Korsakoff's syndrome (KS) with both screening instruments. KS is a ...
Dejaco Christian C Department of Rheumatology, Medical University Graz, Graz, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of real-time sonoelastography (RTS) of salivary glands for the diagnosis and assessment of glandular damage in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). After institutional review board approval, 45 pSS patients, 24 sicca patients and 11 healthy controls were investigated prospectively. Questionnaires were ...
Nakagawa Misa M Department of Molecular and Internal Medicine, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, - - 2014
Airway resistance and reactance measured by forced oscillometry have been used to measure the severity of airway obstruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The aims of this study were to assess the effects of tachypnoea on airway resistance and reactance and to correlate these with the severity of ...
Larsson Ing-Marie IM Department of Surgical Sciences-Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care, Uppsala University, SE- 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate serum levels of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) for evaluation of neurological outcome in cardiac arrest (CA) patients and compare GFAP sensitivity and specificity to that of more studied biomarkers neuron-specific enolas (NSE) and S100B. A prospective observational study was performed in three hospitals in Sweden during 2008-2012. ...
Corkal James C JC Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, - - 2014
Our objective was to examine the differences in cardiac autonomic function in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) versus inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST). Subjects (IST, n=8; POTS, n=12) were studied using standard measurements of the autonomic reflex screen, baroreflex function and spectral analysis. Data was compared to age/gender-matched controls (n=20). The components ...
Raji Parvin P Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Test (SWMT) is a clinical widely used test to quantify the sensibility in patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). No study has investigated the relationship between the SWMT and sensory nerve conduction studies (SNCS) in patients with CTS. To assess the relationship between the SWMT and SNCS ...
Stefanescu Horia H Hepatology Unit, Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cluj Napoca, - - 2014
Liver stiffness (LS), spleen stiffness (SS) and serum markers have been proposed to noninvasively assess portal hypertension or esophageal varices (EV) in cirrhotic patients. We aimed to evaluate the performance of a stepwise algorithm that combines Lok-score with LS and SS for diagnosing high-risk EV (HREV) and to compare it ...
Wang Xiang X Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, - - 2014
Intracranial pressure (ICP) is frequently elevated following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). In this prospective study, the factors associated with increased ICP and the relationship between ICP and the aSAH grade were evaluated. Consecutive patients with prospective aSAH were enrolled within 24h after disease onset. Clinical scoring, including the Hunt and ...
Hsieh Sharpley S Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, N.S.W., - - 2014
Background/Aims: We developed and validated the Mini-Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (M-ACE) in dementia patients. Comparisons were also made with the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). Method: The M-ACE was developed using Mokken scaling analysis in 117 dementia patients [behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), n = 25; primary progressive aphasia (PPA), n ...
Page Stephen J SJ S.J. Page, PhD, MS, MOT, OTR/L, FAHA, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Ohio State University, 453 W Tenth Ave, Columbus, OH 43210 - - 2014
There remains a need for a quickly administered, stroke-specific, bedside measure of active wrist and finger movement for the expanding stroke population. The wrist stability and hand mobility scales of the upper extremity FM (w/h UE FM) constitute a valid, reliable measure of paretic UE impairment in patients with active ...
Toosy Ahmed T AT From the Departments of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation (A.T.T., N.K., A.J.T., O.C.) and Neuroinflammation (D.A., C.A.M.W.-K.), NMR Research Unit, Queen Square MS Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London; Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (N.K.) and NIHR UCL-UCLH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) (A.J.T., O.C.), University College London, Queen Square; and Medical Statistics Department (D.A.), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. - - 2014
To apply a novel postprocessing voxel-based analysis for diffusion tensor imaging of the cervical spinal cord in multiple sclerosis (MS) in a prospective cross-sectional study. Fourteen patients with MS who were within 4 weeks of the onset of cervical myelitis (lesion C1-3) and 11 healthy controls underwent cervical spinal cord ...
Gong Su-Gang SG Department of Respiratory Medicine, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200433, P.R. - - 2014
An impulse oscillometry system (IOS) assesses pulmonary resistance and reactance. The present study investigated which IOS measurement is correlated with airflow obstruction, airway conductance and lung volume in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A total of 180 patients with COPD were selected and 95 agreed to follow‑up 1 year after the initial ...
Engelhardt Michael M Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Military Hospital Ulm, - - 2014
Aim of the study was to validate a newly developed disease-specific quality of life questionnaire (Wuerzburg Wound Score, WWS) in patients with chronic arterial or venous leg ulcers. In this prospective study 115 patients with vascular disease associated leg ulcer (54 arterial ulcer, 61 venous ulcer) were studied (mean age ...
Torre-Alonso Juan Carlos JC From the Facultad de Medicina; Hospital Monte Naranco, Oviedo; Hospital Parc Tauli, Sabadell; Complejo Hospitalario Toledo, Toledo; Hospital Virgen de la Concha, Zamora; Hospital Can Mises, Ibiza; Hospital Universitario de la Princesa; Hospital Alcorcon, Madrid; University Hospital "Reina Sofía"/IMIBIC, Cordoba; Centro Salud Riosa, Astorias, Spain. Supported in part by a grant from Pfizer for the Investigator Initiated Research project "Development and validation of a new instrument to assess health related quality of life in psoriasis arthritis: the Vitacora-19 questionnaire." J.C. Torre-Alonso, MD, PhD, Facultad de Medicina, Hospital Monte Naranco; J. Gratacós, MD, PhD; M. Moreno, MD, Hospital Parc Tauli; J.S. Rey-Rey, MD, Complejo Hospitalario Toledo; J.P. Valdazo de Diego, MD, Hospital Virgen de la Concha; A. Urriticoechea-Arana, MD, Hospital Can Mises; E. Daudén, MD, PhD, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa; P. Zarco-Montejo, MD, PhD, Hospital Alcorcon; E. Collantes-Estévez, MD, PhD, University Hospital "Reina Sofía"/ IMIBIC, Cordoba; J.A. Fernández-López, MD, PhD, Centro Salud Riosa. Address correspondence to Prof. J.C. Torre-Alonso, Universidad Oviedo, Medicina, Hospital Monte Naranco, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. E-mail: jctorre@telecable.es. Accepted for publication June 13, - - 2014
To develop/validate an instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), for use in clinical studies. An item pool of 35 items was generated following standardized procedures. Item reduction was performed using clinimetric and psychometric approaches after administration to 66 patients with PsA. The ...
Wu S-F SF Department of Neurology, Affiliated Jiangyin Hospital Medical College of Southeast University, Jiangyin Jiangsu Province, China. - - 2014
The overall goal of this study was to evaluate the usability of the susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) in (1) assessment of iron deposition to enhance our ability to detect PD in the early phase and (2) in estimation of the degree of PD. SWI scans were carried out in 54 ...
Yokogawa Naoto N Department of Rheumatic Diseases, Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center , Fuchu, Tokyo , - - 2014
Objectives. To validate Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data 3 (RAPID3) using a Japanese version of Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire (MDHAQ) with Japanese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and to describe the characteristics of RAPID3 by comparison with Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28) and Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI). Methods. The ...
Trovato Chiara Maria CM *Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Liver Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Viale Regina Elena 324, 00161 Rome †Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Radiology, Viale Regina Elena 324, 00161 - - 2014
Metabolic bone disease remains a significant and common complication of celiac disease (CD). Several studies have demonstrated low bone mineral density (BMD) at the time of CD diagnosis in both children and adults. Low BMD in children and adolescents is defined as an areal BMD (aBMD) less than 2 SD ...
Schoepfer Alain M AM Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois / CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
& Aims: Standardized instruments are needed to assess the activity of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), to provide endpoints for clinical trials and observational studies. We aimed to develop and validate a patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument and score, based on items that could account for variations in patients' assessments of disease severity. ...
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