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Amiot A - - 2012
Background  Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) refers to a wide and heterogeneous group of neuromuscular disorders, which classically involve the small intestine. However, further investigation is required to determine if motility disturbances involve all parts of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Methods  Medical records and follow-up examinations of 116 adult CIPO patients ...
Bakstein Eduard - - 2012
This paper explores the development of multi-feature classification techniques used to identify tremor-related characteristics in the Parkinsonian patient. Local field potentials were recorded from the subthalamic nucleus and the globus pallidus internus of eight Parkinsonian patients through the implanted electrodes of a Deep brain stimulation (DBS) device prior to device ...
Providência Rui - - 2012
The objective of this study was to derive and test a score that can accurately predict the presence of left atrial or left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) in order to identify patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who can be spared transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) and safely cardioverted. This cross-sectional observational study ...
Huang Liya - - 2012
Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) can lead to multiple-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Electrocardiographic (ECG), cardiac enzyme, and serum magnesium abnormalities occur after SAP. Electrocardiographic and cardiac enzyme abnormalities are described as variables in SAP patients, which contribute to the effects of MODS. Hypomagnesium is also closely associated with ECG abnormalities; therefore, ...
Gupta Neerja - - 2012
Chondrodysplasia punctata (CDP) is a heterogenous group of skeletal dysplasias characterized by aberrant bone mineralization, manifesting radiologically as epiphyseal stippling. Among this group, brachytelephalangic dysplasia, a benign form of CDP (CDPX1), is probably under-reported. It is an X-linked recessive disorder and is characterized by a flat nasal tip, short columella ...
Molin A Dal - - 2012
Constipation is a common problem among oncology patients and requires careful assessment. Use of validated instruments is important to improving its management. The aim of this study was to validate the Italian translation of the Constipation Assessment Scale (CAS). To test construct validity, patients and apparently healthy adults were asked ...
Kalita J - - 2012
There is paucity of reports on thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) from India. We report the patients with TPP and compare them with idiopathic hypokalemic periodic paralysis (IHPP). Patients with hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) treated during the past 11 years were evaluated retrospectively. Their demographic parameters, family history, clinical features, precipitating ...
Afarid Mehrdad - - 2012
The purpose of this study is to report the screening data for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) at a screening center in Southern Iran. A chart review was performed of all screened neonates who were referred to Poostchi screening center affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences from February 2006 to ...
Lampl Christian - - 2012
Cluster headache is an extremely severe and debilitating trigemino-autonomic pain syndrome. About 10% of patients with cluster headache manifest a chronic form (CCH).The present case series study aims to evaluate the long-term efficacy of Boswellia serrata (Sallaki H15) on headaches and disturbed sleep in patients with CCH. In an open-label ...
Liszewski Mark C - - 2012
To describe the multidetector-row computed tomography enterographic (MD-CTE) features of the ileal-anal pouch after ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) surgery and correlate them with pouch endoscopy and histopathologic findings. All MD-CTE examinations performed on patients who underwent IPAA from July 1, 2005 to December 1, 2010 (n = 35; 16 ...
Charbit Jonathan - - 2012
In blunt trauma patients with a hemoperitoneum and a pelvic injury, multiple sources of active bleeding may exist. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the size of the hemoperitoneum helps to establish the bleeding source and guide therapeutic decisions in patients with pelvic fractures. The charts of ...
Mysliwiec J - - 2012
The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of circulating chemokines CXCL9 and CXCL10 measurements as surrogate markers of GO activity and as a guideline in therapeutic decision-making. Forty-two individuals were divided into 4 groups: 1. 15 euthyroid patients with clinical symptoms of orbitopathy (GO) who underwent corticosteroid ...
Kushimoto Shigeki - - 2012
The generation of thrombin-antithromin (AT) complex (TAT) or soluble fibrin (SF) was prospectively compared with prothrombin fragment 1 + 2 (F1 + 2) generation in patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The plasma levels of TAT, SF, and F1 + 2 were significantly higher in the DIC group than in ...
Petkar Sanjiv - - 2012
AIMS: Syncope, epilepsy, and psychogenic psuedo-syncope are the most common causes of transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC or blackout). All can present with similar features, including abnormal limb movements. It is reported that somewhere between 13 and 42% of patients with 'epilepsy' may be misdiagnosed. A UK Parliamentary working group ...
Abdulnour Husam A HA Pediatric Nephrology Division, College of Medicine, University of Florida, PO Box 100296, Gainesville, FL 32610, - - 2012
We hypothesized that, in patients with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) grade IV or V, hydronephrosis will likely be found, if the patient has a full bladder during the renal ultrasound examination. Eight hundred thirty-seven patients were included in the study. Patients ranged in age from <1 month to 18.7 years, with ...
Haroon Muhammad - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to: (1) assess the prevalence of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) among Psoriasis (Ps) patients attending dermatology clinics; (2) identify clinical predictors of the development of PsA; and (3) compare the performance of three PsA screening questionnaires: Psoriatic Arthritis Screening and Evaluation (PASE), Psoriasis Epidemiology ...
Kakisaka Yosuke Y Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, - - 2013
To evaluate the utility of a temporally-extended signal space separation algorithm (tSSS) for patients with vagal nerve stimulator (VNS). We evaluated median nerve somatosensory evoked responses (SER) of magnetoencephalography (MEG) in 27 VNS patients (48 sides) with/without tSSS processing. We classified SER dipoles as 'acceptable' if: (A) the location of ...
Olsson N - - 2012
This study evaluated the short-term recovery of function after an acute Achilles tendon rupture, measured by a single-legged heel-rise test, with main emphasis on the relation to the patient-reported outcomes and fear of physical activity and movement (kinesiophobia). Eighty-one patients treated surgically or non-surgically with early active rehabilitation after Achilles ...
Khurana Ramesh K - - 2012
Background: Questionnaires administered to orthostatic hypotension (OH) patients reveal frequent occurrence of coat-hanger ache (CHA), but laboratory-based precipitation of CHA during head-up tilt (HUT) has not been investigated. This study compared the frequency and clinical aspects of CHA in the same group of OH patients during daily activities versus during ...
van Geel N - - 2012
Background:  The clinical significance of Koebner's phenomenon (KP) in vitiligo with respect to disease activity and course is still debatable. Recently, a new classification is introduced for the assessment of KP. Objectives:  To evaluate the new assessment method for KP in clinical practice and to determine its clinical significance, both ...
Neumann Wolf-Julian - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Local field potentials were recorded from the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in a patient with dystonia to further elucidate disease-specific aspects of basal ganglia oscillatory activity. METHODS: STN local field potentials and electromyograms (EMGs) from dystonic muscles were recorded to provide an estimate of the power spectra and coherence between ...
Kang Seung Joo SJ Department of Internal Medicine and Liver Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-744, South - - 2012
To investigate the usefulness of tumor markers and adenosine deaminase in differentiating between tuberculous peritonitis (TBP) and peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). A retrospective analysis of data was performed on consecutive patients who underwent peritoneoscopic and abdominal computed tomography (CT) evaluations. Among 75 patients at the Seoul National University Hospital from January ...
Imai Aki - - 2012
INTRODUCTION:  Colonoscopy has the disadvantage of pain and discomfort for patients. It has been shown in randomized controlled trials that carbon dioxide (CO(2) ) insufflations significantly reduces pain and discomfort in patients undergoing colonoscopy. However, there have been no studies in which CO(2) insufflation in colonoscopy of patients with irritable ...
Moschos M M - - 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the macular and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, and the electrical activity of the macula in patients with Alzheimers disease (AD). Material and methods: 30 patients with AD and 30 age and sex matched healthy controls were studied. The thickness ...
Jacob Saiju - - 2012
BACKGROUND Clustered acetylcholine receptor antibodies (clustered AChR-Abs) have been detected in a proportion of patients with previously "seronegative" (SN) generalized myasthenia gravis (GMG), but their presence in patients with ocular MG (OMG) and their pathogenicity in vivo are unknown. OBJECTIVE To test the presence of clustered AChR-Abs and their pathophysiologic ...
Benge Jared F - - 2012
The Structured Interview of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS) is a self-report instrument that asks patients whether they experience atypical or implausible symptoms. The instrument has not been evaluated in an epilepsy population, and the potential for it to accurately distinguish between patients with psychogenic non-epileptic events (PNEE) and epileptic event groups ...
Li Xin - - 2012
Diagnostic cytogenetic and molecular analysis is recognized as the most valuable prognostic factor in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Among 2516 consecutive Chinese patients with de novo AML, 2308 patients had successful cytogenetic results including 61 subclasses of cytogenetic abnormalities and 27 kinds of additional cytogenetic abnormalities. The incidence of t(15;17)(q22;q12) ...
Suzuki Takefumi - - 2012
To the Editor: In the Donepezil and Memantine in Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Disease (DOMINO) study, Howard and coauthors (March 8 issue)(1) found that the magnitude of benefit, as assessed with the Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE) and the Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale (BADLS), was more favorable in ...
Finucane Mariel M - - 2012
To the Editor: In the Donepezil and Memantine in Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Disease (DOMINO) study, Howard and coauthors (March 8 issue)(1) found that the magnitude of benefit, as assessed with the Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE) and the Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale (BADLS), was more favorable in ...
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To the Editor: In the Donepezil and Memantine in Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Disease (DOMINO) study, Howard and coauthors (March 8 issue)(1) found that the magnitude of benefit, as assessed with the Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE) and the Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale (BADLS), was more favorable in ...
Gasparini Giulio - - 2012
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate our experience in treating cranio-maxillo-mandibular malformations with hypoplasia of the upper and middle third of the face. We wished to determine a new diagnostic path involving a new clinical questionnaire for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) evaluation, which we have developed by merging existing tests, ...
Wang Yi-Chin - - 2012
. The aim of this study was to evaluate the position and dimensions of the genial tubercle in a Taiwanese sample. Cone-beam computerized tomography (CT) records of 90 adult patients with class I or class II skeletal type were used to evaluate the position and dimensions of the genial tubercle ...
Kucukbayrak A - - 2012
To investigate the relationship between severity of illness and hospitalization with the presence of leukocyturia and bacteriuria in outpatients with heart failure (HF). Four hundred three patients admitted with the diagnosis of HF to cardiology outpatient clinic were included in this study. According to New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification, ...
Xu Nuo - - 2012
To compare the clinical findings, tear film function and impression cytology between patients with active and inactive Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). A total of 56 patients with TED and 30 controls were recruited in this prospective observational cohort study. TED patients were divided into active TED and inactive TED types ...
Descovich M - - 2012
This paper investigates the dosimetric characteristics of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) treatment plans of spine patients in the prone position compared to the supine position. A feasibility study for treating spine patients in the prone position using a fiducial-less tracking method is presented. One patient with a multilevel spinal metastasis ...
Ventura Bruna Vieira - - 2012
To compare the profiles and clinical findings of a series of patients with Möbius sequence from Brazil with a series from Italy. This is a multicenter study, which includes 46 Möbius sequence patients from Brazil and 20 from Italy. Socio-demographic, gestational, and neonatal profile characteristics were collected from interviews with ...
Inoue Daniel Paganini - - 2012
The countless methods available to analyze hearing recovery in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) cases hinder the comparison of the various treatments found in the literature. OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to compare the different criteria for hearing recovery in ISSHL found in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is ...
Diniz Gabriela Palhares Campolina - - 2012
Evaluate muscle force and motor function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a period of six months. Twenty children and adolescents with diagnosis of DMD were evaluated trough: measurement of the strength of the flexors and extensors of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle through the Medical ...
Balog Judit - - 2012
The aim of our study was to identify relationships between epigenetic parameters correlating with a relaxed chromatin state of the DUX4 promoter region and clinical severity as measured by a clinical severity score or muscle pathologic changes in D4Z4 contraction-dependent (FSHD1) and -independent (FSHD2) facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patients. Twenty primary ...
Kartal Elif Doyuk ED Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Eski┼čehir Osmangazi University, Eski┼čehir, - - 2012
We investigated whether determination IL-6, IL-8, IL-1beta and TNF-alpha at baseline, total protein C (PC) levels at time of admission and 48 hours after initiation could complement the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II scoring system to identify patients with sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock for clinical ...
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Regorafenib shows activity in patients with TKI-refractory metastatic GIST.
Ogren M - - 2012
The aim of the study was to investigate patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc derangement with its two clinical variants reciprocal clicking (RC) and chronic closed lock (CCL) with regard to the etiologic factors, previous jaw trauma and general (GJH) and local joint hypermobility (LJH). 42 patients (21 with RC ...
Van de Winckel Ann A Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, Heverlee, 3001 Leuven, Belgium. - - 2012
Fifty to 85 % of patients with sensorimotor hemiparesis following stroke encounter impaired tactile processing and proprioception. Sensory feedback is, however, paramount for motor recovery. Sensory feedback through passively guided somatosensory discrimination exercises has been used in therapy, but so far, no studies have investigated which brain areas are involved ...
Armenian Patil - - 2012
Twelve patients with 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) toxicity from a single rave event presented to multiple San Francisco Bay area hospitals with various life-threatening complications including seizures and hyperthermia. Eight required emergent endotracheal intubation and six had hypotension. Hyperkalemia, acute kidney injury, and rhabdomyolysis were present in most of the patients. In ...
Neto Silvio P - - 2012
Background: The visual evoked potential (VEP) is used in the evaluation of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, showing a delay in P100 wave latency with no changes in amplitude in 60-100% of cases. In the last decade, the recurrent form of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) has been recognized, and clinically characterized by ...
Haqqani Haris M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: -Ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is more successful when including epicardial ablation. Scarring may cause independent, layered epicardial activation and promote epicardially-confined VT circuits. We aimed to characterize transmural right ventricular (RV) activation in ARVD patients and compare this to reference patients without structural ...
Timóteo Ângela - - 2012
Headache is the most frequent presenting symptom of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), most commonly associated with other manifestations. It has been described as its only clinical presentation in 15 % of patients. There is no typical pattern of headache in CVT. The objective of this study was to study the ...
Lee Vivien H - - 2012
We describe the use of intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV-rtPA) in a patient with concomitant dabigatran use. A 64-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease, pacemaker placement, and atrial fibrillation developed acute right arm/face weakness and dysarthria. He was unable to list his home medications. ...
Rosén Rebecka - - 2012
Purpose:  The aim was to evaluate the test-retest variation of macular thickness measurements using the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT3) Retina Module and compare it with the Stratus optical coherence tomography (OCT). As no normative data has been published for the HRT Retina Module, a secondary purpose was to obtain reference ...
Momtaz Hassan H Department of Microbiology, ShahreKord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahre Kord 166, - - 2012
To compare genotype of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) isolated from saliva, dental plaques, gastric biopsy, and stool of each patient in order to evaluate the mode of transmission of H. pylori infection. This cross-sectional descriptive study was performed on 300 antral gastric biopsy, saliva, dental plaque and stool samples which ...
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