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Wang Yong Y 1Department of Experimental Cardiology, Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany; 2Department of Internal Medicine, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 3Instituto Metropolitano de Ensino Superior (IMES)/Univaço, Ipatinga, Brazil; 4Department of Cardiology, Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany; 5Leibniz-Institute of Molecular Pharmacology, Berlin, Germany; 6Department of Physics, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany; 7Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; 8Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Women and Child Health, University of Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, - - 2014
Plasma angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) 2 activity has been demonstrated to be an independent prognostic marker in Chagas' disease (CD), equally potent as B-type natriuretic peptide. This study aims to investigate the prognostic potency of circulating ACE2 activity in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).Blood samples were withdrawn from patients with ...
Liu Qing Q Department of Special Care Center, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, - - 2014
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) has been shown to be related to both anemia and inflammation in various diseases. However, the role of RDW in patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA) is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the association of RDW with anemia, inflammation, and disease activity in TA. RDW was ...
Tong Wing H WH Erasmus Medical Center, The - - 2014
We prospectively studied the incidence and clinical course of hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholesterolemia during very prolonged use of asparaginase or in relation to asparaginase activity levels in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Also, incidence of pancreatitis, thrombosis, hyperammonemia and central neurotoxicity and their association with asparaginase activity levels were evaluated. 89 ...
Connolly Mark M Department of Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to characterize the relationship between ICP and EEG METHODS: Simultaneous ICP and EEG data were obtained from burst-suppressed patients and segmented by EEG bursts. Segments were categorized as increasing/decreasing and peak/valley to investigate relationship between ICP changes and EEG burst duration. A generalized ICP ...
Yılmaz Bülent B Bülent Yılmaz, Seyfettin Köklü, Osman Yüksel, Serap Arslan, Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Sihhiye, 06100 - - 2014
To investigate the diagnostic utility of beta 2 microglobulin (B2-M) levels and analyze this correlation with the activity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Overall, 78 IBD patients and 30 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. We examined B2-M serum levels in 43 ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, 35 with Crohn's ...
Zahm Adam M AM Children's Hospital of - - 2014
The incidence of eosinophilic esophagitis has increased in the past several years, yet our understanding of pathogenesis remains limited. To test the hypothesis that microRNAs are altered in children with eosinophilic esophagitis, microRNAs were profiled in esophageal mucosa biopsies obtained from patients with active disease (n=5) and healthy control subjects ...
Della-Torre Emanuel E Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Unit of Medicine and Clinical Immunology, IRCCS-San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, - - 2014
Fibrosis is a predominant feature of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). B-cell depletion induces a prompt clinical and immunological response in patients with IgG4-RD, but the effects of this intervention on fibrosis in IgG4-RD are unknown. We used the enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF) score to address the impact of rituximab on fibroblast ...
Adlan Ahmed M AM College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2 TT, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition with increased all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Accumulating evidence indicates that the immune and autonomic nervous systems (ANS) are major contributors to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. We performed the first systematic literature review to determine the prevalence and nature of ANS dysfunction ...
Yılmaz Ünsal - - 2012
Matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors play a key role in the pathogenesis of adult-onset multiple sclerosis, and were suggested as biomarkers of response to interferon-β, an established treatment in multiple sclerosis. However, data regarding pediatric population are scarce. We determined serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase-7, matrix metalloproteinase-9, and tissue ...
Chen Yung-Tai - - 2012
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays an important role in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Although dual RAAS inhibition results in worse renal outcomes than monotherapy in high risk type 2 diabetes patients, the effect of dual RAAS inhibition in patients with non-DM CKD is unclear. The ...
Finzel Stephanie - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether methotrexate or tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) affect osteophyte formation in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: 41 patients with PsA were examined for the presence of osteophytes and erosions at the metacarpophalangeal joints by high-resolution micro-CT imaging. The size of each individual lesion was quantified ...
Kawai Naoki - - 2013
No studies of the clinical symptoms before starting therapy or of the effectiveness of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) have been carried out of the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons that compare A(H1N1)pdm09 or the three circulating types of influenza virus. The clinical symptoms and duration of fever (body temperature ≥37·5°C) after the ...
Jianu C S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are potent inhibitors of gastric acid secretion and give hypergastrinemia secondary to gastric hypoacidity. PPI treatment therefore induces enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cell hyperplasia. Long-term hypergastrinemia in rodents and man also leads to ECL cell neoplasia. Whether long-term PPI treatment will induce ECL cell neoplasia in man ...
Osmonov Damirbek - - 2012
Herein we describe 6 cases of patients with Alzheimer's disease presented with syncope, dizziness, and dyspnea soon after the initiation of cholinesterase inhibitor therapy. All patients had bradyarrhythmia on electrocardiogram (ECG). Two patients had complete atrioventricular block, 2 pateints had 2/1 type atrioventricular block, 1 patient had sinus bradycardia and ...
Scarpignato Carmelo - - 2012
Despite acid secretion being normal in the majority of patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) or Barrett's esophagus, acid inhibition represents the mainstay of treatment for both these conditions, with the aim of reducing the aggressive nature of the refluxate toward the esophageal mucosa. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) represent, therefore, ...
Kwiatkowska S - - 2012
Background: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and its inhibitor tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) are involved in the pathogenesis of airway inflammation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, no study so far has addressed their value as noninvasive biomarkers of airways inflammation. Objective: To evaluate MMP-9 and TIMP-1 concentrations ...
Morris Lilah F - - 2012
PURPOSE: To describe a new protocol employing an acute systemic hypocalcemic challenge (SHC) aimed at augmenting the parathyroid hormone (PTH) gradient to enable non-super-selective venous sampling (VS) in patients with persistent primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, 37 patients (39 studies-20 SHC, 19 super-selective VS) who ...
Ahrens I - - 2012
Edoxaban (the former DU176b) an orally available direct factor Xa inhibitor has been engineered from DX-9065a, which was one of the first parenteral Xa inhibitors. Edoxaban has a time to peak plasma concentrations of 1-2 hours and a half-life of approximately 10 hours after multiple doses. Edoxaban is the third ...
Madsen Flemming - - 2012
The prevalence of non-hereditary angioedema was investigated in a general population sample (n = 7,931) and in a sample of Danish patients (n = 7,433) tested for deficiency of functional complement C1 esterase inhibitor protein (functional C1 INH). The general population sample (44% response rate) reported a lifetime prevalence of 7.4% for angioedema. In ...
Giles F J - - 2013
MK-0457, an Aurora kinase and BCR-ABL inhibitor, was studied on a Phase I/II study in 77 patients with refractory hematologic malignancies. The average number of cycles per patient was 3 (range 1-21). Maximum tolerated doses for a 5-day short infusion and continuous infusion regimens were 40 mg/m(2)/h and 144 mg/m(2)/h, ...
Mikhail Nasser - - 2012
Choices of antidiabetic agents for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are limited. Available data suggest that the use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors may be safe in patients at various stages of renal insufficiency. However, except for linagliptin, dosage adjustment is necessary. The ...
Lando Howard M - - 2012
To investigate the effects of glucagonlike peptidase-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists and dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors on serum amylase and serum lipase levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. In 90 patients with type 2 diabetes, treatment was initiated with a GLP-1 agonist or a DPP-4 inhibitor. A comparison group consisted of ...
Lambert-Niclot Sidonie - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: This observational study was requested by French health authorities to determine the impact of lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra(®)) on antiretroviral resistance in clinical practice. Virological failures of lopinavir/ritonavir and their effects on the resistance to protease inhibitors and reverse transcriptase inhibitors were evaluated in protease inhibitor-experienced patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Virological ...
Kahrilas Peter J - - 2012
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 ...
Ay Y - - 2012
Monitoring factor replacement treatment and observing concordance with clinical haemostasis is crucial in vital haemorrhages and major surgeries in haemophilic patients. We aimed to investigate the value of the thrombin generation assay (TGA) and thromboelastography (TEG) for monitoring haemostasis in haemophilic patients during factor replacement treatment. The study group consisted ...
Pinto P - - 2012
Development of inhibitors to factor VIII, a serious complication of replacement therapy in haemophilia A patients, leads to increased bleeding, morbidity and mortality. There is no data on the risk factors for inhibitor development in Indian patients with severe haemophilia A. Our aim was to study the role of immune ...
Quintás-Cardama Alfonso A Department of Leukemia, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. - - 2012
Anecdotal evidence suggests that nilotinib therapy may be associated with severe peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD). The authors describe the experience at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center regarding vascular events associated with nilotinib therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Overall, 5 cases of PAOD were identified among 233 patients, for ...
Krishnan Kumar - - 2012
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe alternative to esophagectomy for patients with dysplastic Barrett's esophagus (BE). Although some studies have indicated that RFA is effective at eradicating dysplasia, most have found that RFA is not as effective in eradicating intestinal metaplasia. We investigated whether uncontrolled reflux is associated with persistent ...
Georgy Mary S - - 2012
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an autosomal dominant disorder defined by a deficiency of functional C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH). Acquired angioedema (AAE) is caused by either consumption (type 1) or inactivation (type 2) of CI-INH. Both HAE and AAE can be life-threatening. The screening test for both conditions is complement component ...
Borhany Munira - - 2012
Objective: To determine the frequency of factor VIII specific inhibitors in haemophilia A. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: National Institute of Blood Disease and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Karachi, from August 2007 to March 2009. Methodology: Venous blood samples of diagnosed haemophilia A patients were collected in ...
Turagam Mohit K - - 2012
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major cause of ischemic stroke, especially in the elderly. There are currently enough data to support the notion that anticoagulation with warfarin or dabigatran is far superior to aspirin in the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism in AF. Aspirin is the preferred modality in ...
Uchiyama Shinichiro - - 2012
Stroke is a major health problem worldwide, and is often fatal or associated with poor long-term outcomes. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is responsible for up to 20% of all strokes; and the risk of stroke in patients with AF increases with age. Although warfarin is well established for the prevention of ...
Santos José R - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To assess the most frequent resistance-associated mutations (RAMs) to lopinavir/ritonavir in a cohort of patients attended in daily practice. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 195 multitreated subjects with virological failure. Patients were classified as follows: (i) 71 (36.4%) never received lopinavir/ritonavir (lopinavir/ritonavir naive); (ii) 75 (38.5%) had previously failed on ...
Niespialowska-Steuden Maria M - - 2012
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. It is estimated that 1 in 4 individuals aged 40years or above will develop at least 1 episode of AF during their lifetime. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability and death, and a major socioeconomic burden in developed ...
Dansirikul C - - 2012
Dabigatran etexilate is the orally bioavailable pro-drug of dabigatran, a direct thrombin inhibitor. Using data from eight clinical studies in healthy volunteers and patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) or undergoing orthopaedic surgery (OS), population pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) models were developed to investigate whether the PK and PD ...
Garber Sarah T - - 2012
Dabigatran etexilate is an oral anticoagulant that acts as a direct, competitive thrombin inhibitor. Large randomized clinical trials have shown higher doses of dabigatran (150 mg taken twice daily) to be superior to warfarin in terms of stroke and systemic embolism rates in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. As a ...
Larsen Carl C - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Early rebleeding is an important cause of death and disability following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Recent studies have shown that 50-90% of the rebleedings occurred within the first 6hours after the primary bleeding. The mechanism leading to rebleeding remains to be established. In the present prospective case-control study we ...
Tanaka Yoshiya - - 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Biologics targeting tumor necrosis factor (TNF) has revolutionized the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and clinical remission becomes a realistic treatment goal. After achieving remission, discontinuation of TNF inhibitors may become an important issue from viewing points of safety and economy. However, there is not well established ...
Igonin Anton A - - 2012
Systemic inflammatory response variability displays differing degrees of organ damage and differing outcomes of sepsis. C1-esterase inhibitor, an endogenous acute-phase protein, regulates various inflammatory and anti-inflammatory pathways, including the kallikrein-kinin system and leukocyte activity. This study assesses the influence of high-dose C1-esterase inhibitor administration on systemic inflammatory response and survival ...
Bose Prithviraj - - 2012
Imatinib is an inhibitor of the Bcr-Abl tyrosine kinase; however, resistance is common. Flavopiridol, a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor, down-regulates short-lived anti-apoptotic proteins via inhibition of transcription. In preclinical studies, flavopiridol synergizes with imatinib to induce apoptosis. We investigated this novel combination regimen in patients with Bcr-Abl(+) malignancies. In a ...
Umruddin Zia - - 2012
Background: The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) use on the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing coronary angiography. Methods: A retrospective case control study was conducted on a total of 201 patients ...
Umegaki Noriko - - 2012
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a life-threatening disorder caused by deficiency or dysfunction of the C1 inhibitor protein. Patients with HAE are restricted in various medical treatments, which can induce an HAE attack. We herein report the first case of psoriatic arthritis (PSA) with type 1 HAE successfully treated with 25 mg ...
Longhurst Hilary - - 2012
Hereditary angio-oedema is caused by a heterozygous deficiency of C1 inhibitor. This inhibitor regulates several inflammatory pathways, and patients with hereditary angio-oedema have intermittent cutaneous or mucosal swellings because of a failure to control local production of bradykinin. Swellings typically evolve in several hours and persist for a few days. ...
Mi J-Q - - 2012
The molecular characterization of cytogenetic abnormalities has not only provided insights into the mechanisms of leukemogenesis but also led to the establishment of new treatment strategies targeting these abnormalities and thereby further improve the prognosis of patients. We analyzed the prognosis of 1091 Chinese patients with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic ...
Morales-Vidal Sarkis - - 2012
Stroke is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide. Approximately, 795,000 strokes occur in the USA each year, 610,000 of which are first events, and 185,000 of which are recurrent events. Of all strokes, 87% are ischemic strokes. Novel anticoagulants serve as an alternative antithrombotic intervention in patients ...
Mori Naoki - - 2012
A 69-year-old woman with essential thrombocythemia (ET) developed giant ecchymosis, and she was admitted to hospital. Marked anemia (Hb 8.1 g/dl) accompanied by a prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (89.6 s) was observed, and she received red blood cells (RBC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP). On day 2 after admission, ...
Ichikawa Mizuho - - 2012
Peripheral neuropathy is a well-known side effect of vincristine (VCR), a microtubule inhibitor commonly used to treat malignancies. Severe neurological adverse events can occur in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) treated with VCR. Vindesine is also a microtubule inhibitor, which, like VCR, is widely used to treat malignancies. The case ...
Murdock David K - - 2012
Background: Occasionally atrial fibrillation (AF) is resistant to electrical cardioversion (EC). Ranolazine (RZ) is an antianginal agent, which inhibits abnormal late Na(+) channel currents in cardiomyocytes and decreases Na(+) /Ca(++) overload. RZ is a potent inhibitor of after-depolarizations and triggered activity and prolongs atrial refractory periods. We postulated RZ could ...
Cohen Marta C - - 2012
Objectives Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EO) shows eosinophilic infiltration of the mucosa and can present with symptoms indistinguishable from gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GORD). The authors describe the clinical, endoscopic and histopathological features of all cases of histological EO presenting during 2007-2008 with a 2-year follow-up. The incidence of paediatric EO and the ...
Kanoh Yuhsaku - - 2012
It is thought that the quantitative imbalance between proteases and their inhibitors is a causative factor in invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. We previously reported on a number of androgen-dependent advanced prostate cancer (PCa) patients in which serum alpha2-macroglobulin (alpha2M) levels were markedly decreased to < 20 mg/dL (defined ...
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