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Sari Esin S ES Departments of Ophthalmology (ESS, AY, GS, SSE) and Neurology (RK), Balikesir University Faculty of Medicine, Balikesir, - - 2014
To evaluate the average, minimum, and 6-sectoral macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GC-IPL) thickness measured by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), as well as average and 4-sectoral retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and to determine whether thickness parameters are correlated to disease ...
Nar Gökay G Department of Cardiology, Aksaray State Hospital, Aksaray, - - 2014
This study aims to evaluate the relationship between atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) times and CHA2DS2-VASc scores in patients diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). The study included a total of 74 patients, 34 of whom were diagnosed with PAF and 40 were included in the control group. The CHA2DS2-VASc score ...
Unver Suat S Department of Dialysis, Health Services Vocational School of Higher Education, Istanbul Aydin University , Istanbul , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: The aim of the study is to analyze the voice changes occurring during a hemodialysis session objectively and to investigate the statistical correlation between voice changes and ultrafiltration, blood pressure, dry weight and the other variables of the patients. Materials and methods: A total of 169 patients were ...
Verim Ayşegül A From the Departments of *Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and †Dermatology, Haydarpaşa Numune Educational and Research Hospital, Istanbul; ‡Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Edirne State Hospital, Edirne; §Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Bağcılar Medipol Hospital, Istanbul; ∥Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Park Hospital, Gebze; and ¶Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Ünye State Hospital, Ünye, - - 2014
Behçet disease (BD) is a systemic autoimmune/autoinflammatory, T helper 1-mediated condition. It is well known that the prevalence of a T helper 1-mediated disease increases in the presence of another T helper 1-mediated comorbidity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of T helper 1-mediated chronic rhinosinusitis ...
Alonso-Cánovas Araceli A Department of Neurology, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain (A.A.-C., J.L.L.-S., J.B., A.d.-M., M.G., N.G.-B., I.C., M.C.M.-L., J.M., J.C.M.-C.); and Department of Neurology, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany (U.W.). - - 2014
Hyperechogenicity of the substantia nigra on transcranial sonography is used for diagnosing Parkinson disease (PD). Cutoff values for the substantia nigra echogenic area, defining substantia nigra hyperechogenicity, vary among ultrasound systems from different manufacturers. In this study we wanted to determine the cutoff criterion for a Toshiba (Tokyo, Japan) system ...
Gonçalves Cátia C a Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences , University of Coimbra , Coimbra , - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of the Portuguese version of Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised (ACE-R) in detecting and differentiating early stage subcortical vascular dementia (SVD) from early stage Alzheimer's disease (AD). Ninety-two subjects (18 SVD patients, 36 AD patients, and 38 healthy controls) were assessed using ...
Kang Yu - - 2014
To establish a score system derived from clinical, echocardiographic and electrocardiographic indexes and evaluate its clinical value for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) patient selection. Ninety-three patients receiving CRT were enrolled. A patient selection score system was generated by the clinical, echocardiographic and electrocardiographic parameters achieving a significance level by univariate ...
Abdelgawad Iman Attia - - 2014
Serological indices for liver fibrosis have been widely used to estimate liver fibrosis, but as far as we know they have not been tested to predict hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Our aim is to study the clinical usefulness of some simple non-invasive fibrosis indices in the prediction of HCC among Egyptian ...
Jalan Rajiv R Liver Failure Group, Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Royal Free Hospital, London, United - - 2014
Cirrhotic patients with acute decompensation frequently develop acute-on chronic liver failure (ACLF), which is associated with high mortality rates. Recently, a specific score for these patients has been developed using the CANONIC study database. The aims of this study were to develop and validate the CLIF-C AD score, a specific ...
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 ...
Martínez-Martín Pablo P National Center of Epidemiology and CIBERNED, Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Severity of PD is usually assessed by means of the motor and disability-based Hoehn and Yahr staging (HY), or clinician and patient global perceptions. Scores of more detailed assessments, as the MDS-UPDRS, have not been translated to a grading that allows assignment of score sections to severity levels. The objective ...
Owada Shingen S Department of Cardiology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, - - 2014
Although dabigatran, an oral direct thrombin inhibitor, does not require routine monitoring, high plasma concentration of dabigatran (PDC) at trough level is shown to be a high risk for bleeding in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). As dabigatran prolongs the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), we examined relationships of ...
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 ...
Tsounis Dimitris D Department of Cardiology, "G. Gennimatas" General Hospital, Athens, - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is known to have an unfavorable impact on quality of life. The purpose of this study was to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a symptomatic population with AF seeking medical advice in a tertiary hospital, as well as to explore the relationship between HRQOL, ...
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 ...
Garcia-Diaz A I AI Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology, University of Barcelona, Catalonia, - - 2014
Cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) is common and recent studies have focused on addressing the most suitable screening tool for its assessment. MMSE is commonly used in clinical practice and longitudinal studies found a relationship between the MMSE pentagon copying item and progression to dementia, but its neuroanatomical correlates ...
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 ...
Mikami Takeshi T Department of Neurosurgery, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, - - 2014
Epilepsy cannot always be recognized in patients with moyamoya disease. In this report, the clinical features of patients with epilepsy were evaluated for assessing the predictive factors of epilepsy in moyamoya disease. A total of 64 consecutive patients with moyamoya disease were included in this study. During their follow-up periods, ...
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 ...
Joseph Bellal B Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Electronic address: - - 2014
Technological advances now allow for noninvasive Hbg measurements. Previous studies have reported on the efficacy of continuous noninvasive Hgb devices. Recently, a new device, Pronto-7, a spot check pulse CO-oximeter has become available. The aim of our study was to assess noninvasive Hgb measurement in trauma patients. We performed a ...
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 ...
Sousa-Rodrigues Célio Fernando de CF Department of Anatomy, University of Health Sciences of Alagoas, Maceió, Alagoas, - - 2014
To evaluate the possible association between the scale of Alvarado (EA) and macroscopic appearance (MA) of the appendix in patients with acute appendicitis. after receiving the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, EA data were collected. During appendectomy, MA data were collected. Data from patients without appendicitis were excluded. The Spearman correlation ...
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 ...
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