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Dadu Razvan T - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The ventriculophasic response (VR) refers to shortening of atrial cycle length during heart block when a QRS complex is interposed between P waves. No formal quantitative definition has heretofore been proposed, nor have its potential clinical correlations been studied. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that VR is present in selected patients ...
Kekunnaya Ramesh - - 2011
PURPOSE:To determine the demographic and clinical profile of various subtypes of Duane retraction syndrome (DRS). METHODS:Retrospective case series of 441 patients. RESULTS:Of the total 441 patients, 389 (88.2%) and 52 (11.8%) patients had unilateral and bilateral involvement, respectively. In both unilateral and bilateral cases, type I was the most common ...
Rawlings N G - - 2012
To report the clinicopathologic features of a series of patients with Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS). Patients in this clinicopathological case series were identified through retrospective review. Five Caucasian patients (2 women and 3 men; age range, 46 to 73 years) with isolated eyelid swelling presented over an 11-month period to two ...
Fodor Eszter - - 2011
Purpose: To evaluate and compare tear osmolarity in different grades of conjunctivochalasis. Patients and methods: Forty subjects divided into four groups based on grading of conjunctivochalasis by lid-paralell conjunctival fold (LIPCOF) test and tear osmolarity evaluated by TearLab osmometer. Schirmer test, tear film break up time (BUT) and vital staining ...
Cosyns Marjan - - 2011
When characterizing the speech of a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), hypernasality is often mentioned. As few studies applied technically assisted evaluations of nasality in NF1 patients, the aim of the present study was to document the nasal resonance of adults with NF1 using nasometry. The nasometric data obtained ...
Meeus Mira - - 2011
Meeus M, van Eupen I, van Baarle E, De Boeck V, Luyckx A, Kos D, Nijs J. Symptom fluctuations and daily physical activity in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a case-control study. To compare the activity pattern of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) with healthy sedentary subjects and examine ...
Lambova Sevdalina - - 2011
Purpose of the Study: The aim of the study was to evaluate capillaroscopic pattern in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients and its association with disease duration as well as with presence of digital ulcers. Patients and Methods: Thirty six patients with SSc were included in the study. The severity of Raynaud's ...
Böhm Harald - - 2011
Excessive pelvic rotation in the transverse plane is common in patients with cerebral palsy. Knowing the underlying reasons is important for clinical decision making, since changes in pelvic retraction might have an effect on internally rotated gait. We hypothesized that the contralateral leg contributes considerably to pelvic rotation on the ...
Voisin Sophie - - 2011
In this single-center retrospective study, we evaluated the accuracy of laboratory tests in diagnosing acquired von Willebrand syndrome associated with lymphoproliferative disorders in 36 consecutive patients diagnosed at the University Hospital of Nantes, France. We also compared hemostatic treatments in the following groups: 21 patients with Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), 14 ...
Wu Li-Jan - - 2011
Aims and objectives.  This study aimed to explore the correlation between fatigue and physical activity in patients with liver cirrhosis. Background.  Many patients with liver cirrhosis perceive lower physical functioning and more fatigue than non-cirrhotic individuals. To date, however, few studies have examined the relationship between fatigue and physical activity ...
Li Jianpeng - - 2011
PURPOSE: To identify consistent results of voxel-based morphometry (VBM) studies in unilateral refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS: Whole-brain VBM studies comparing refractory TLE patients with healthy controls (HC) were systematically searched in PubMed, ISI Web of Science, Embase, and Medline databases from January 1990 to May 2011. Coordinates were ...
Monasterio Violeta - - 2011
BACKGROUND: T-wave alternans (TWA) is a well documented noninvasive ECG method useful for identifying patients at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate if the long-term average TWA activity on Holter monitoring provides prognostic information in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). ...
Wu Ying-Wei - - 2011
To determine retrospectively if quantitative measures of the comb sign at CT enterography correlated with laboratory indications in Crohn's disease. We retrospectively included 72 known CD patients (47 male and 25 female patients) and 41 normal controls who had undergone CT enterography (CTE) from 2008 to 2010 and had high-sensitive ...
Ichikawa Tamaki - - 2011
Background: Several cases of horseshoe kidney with anomalous inferior vena cava (IVC) have been described, but there have been no reports of the incidence and variation of anomalous IVC in patients with horseshoe kidneys detected using multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT). Methods and Results: 105 patients with horseshoe kidneys were ...
Sato Hirokazu - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Limited information is available about focal atrial tachycardia (AT) arising from cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the electrocardiographic and electrophysiologic characteristics of a focal AT arising from the CTI. METHODS: From a consecutive series of 92 patients undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) ...
Froehlich-Zahnd Rahel - - 2012
Severe ADAMTS13 deficiency is a critical component of the pathogenesis of idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura but is found only in about 60% of patients clinically diagnosed with this disease. Over a period of 8 years and six episodes of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura we studied the evolution of the anti-ADAMTS13 antibody ...
Roos Markus - - 2011
Syncope in Brugada Syndrome. Introduction: The Brugada syndrome (BrS) can first present with syncope. Class-I antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) test is used to unmask the diagnostic coved-type ECG pattern in case it is not spontaneously present. The aim of the study was to analyze patients with BrS presenting with syncope as first manifestation ...
Lam Catherine G - - 2011
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is an adjunctive therapy for juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) patients with poor response to first-line therapy (corticosteroid resistant; SR) or who are corticosteroid dependent (SD). Patients requiring IVIg are generally expected to have poorer outcomes, leading to confounding by indication in observational studies. Few studies have evaluated IVIg ...
Sievers Matthew M - - 2011
Abstract Objective: To estimate possible differences in skeletal asymmetry between patients with skeletal Class I and skeletal Class II relationships. Materials and Methods: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images were examined from 70 consecutive patients who presented for orthodontic care and fit the inclusion criteria. Asymmetry was quantified using an ...
Uhl Jean-François - - 2012
The corona phlebectatica (CP) is classically described as the presence of abnormally visible cutaneous blood vessels at the ankle with four components: "venous cups," blue and red telangiectases, and capillary "stasis spots." Previous studies showed that the presence of CP is strongly related to the clinical severity of chronic venous ...
Donaire-Gonzalez David - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) perform limited physical activity. Surprisingly, there is a lack of research in COPD about the validity of physical activity questionnaires. Our aim was to validate the Yale Physical Activity Survey in COPD patients in order to quantify and classify their levels of ...
McGrowder D A - - 2011
Background and Objectives: There is the recognition of a pattern of elevations of serum enzymes in hyperthyroid and hypothyroid patients. The aims of this study were to determine the activities of serum creatine kinase (CK) and lactate deydrogenase (LDH) in thyroid disorders, and to evaluate the relationship between CK, LDH ...
Lee Y S - - 2011
Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate telomerase activity in peripheral whole blood from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients as a biomarker for diagnosis of HNSCC or detection of recurrence during follow-up. Materials and methods Telomerase activity was measured from peripheral whole blood extracts by ...
Kudryashov A V - - 2011
Association of CYP2E1 polymorphism with ALT activity increase was studied in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis receiving therapy by intermittent and daily protocols. The greatest increment of ALT activity in the group receiving therapy by intermittent protocol was seen in the patients with CYP2E1*7632TA genotype. In patients with wild homozygotic 1C/1C ...
Kawai Makoto - - 2011
The aim of this study is to characterize the significance of EEG findings during therapeutic hypothermia. The authors retrospectively reviewed continuous EEG monitoring data of every patient treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest from January 2008 to December 2009. EEG data were correlated with a functional outcome at the ...
Hamdi W - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Choosing between the different indices of activity evaluation in RA is often difficult considering the very heterogeneous clinical expression of the disease. The objective of our study was to evaluate the level of similarity between SDAI, CDAI, DAS28-(ESR) and DAS28-(CRP) indices in the evaluation of RA activity. PATIENTS AND ...
Anupam Akansha - - 2011
Cikitsa in Ayurveda is based on Karya-Karana Siddhanta. Satkaryavada is an independent view of Samkhyas regarding Karya-Karana. According to this principle, the Karya is present in Karana in subtle form before its manifestation. All the Karyas are possible only by the Sat Karana (existent cause). On this ground a hypothesis ...
Spiros Dimas - - 2011
Previous endocrine neck surgery (PENS) in patients with sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) is considered a contraindication for minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP). The purpose of our study was to determine the effectiveness of MIP in such patients. From January 2004 to December 2009, 270 patients with PHP were treated in our ...
Cho Young-Uk YU Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2011
Myelomatous pleural effusion (MPE) is rare in myeloma patients. We present a consecutive series of patients with MPE in a single institution. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 19 patients diagnosed with MPE between 1989 and 2008 at the Asan Medical Center. Diagnoses were confirmed by cytologic identification of ...
Shiraishi Hideaki H Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA. - - 2011
To compare three methods of localizing the source of epileptiform activity recorded with magnetoencephalography: equivalent current dipole, minimum current estimate, and dynamic statistical parametric mapping (dSPM), and to evaluate the solutions by comparison with clinical symptoms and other electrophysiological and neuroradiological findings. Fourteen children of 3 to 15 years were ...
Tamer Gonca - - 2011
One form of prolactin (PRL) is macroprolactin with high molecular mass. Many macroprolactinemic patients have no pituitary adenomas and no clinical symptoms of hyperprolactinemia, it is controversial whether macroprolactinemia is a benign condition that does not need further investigation and treatment. In this study, we aimed to compare macroprolactinemic patients ...
Garcia-Montojo Marta - - 2011
Although the etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) is unknown, it is generally believed that genetic, immunologic, and environmental factors are involved. The objectives of this study were: 1. to analyze if a genetic control could explain why HHV-6 would be able to actively replicate in a subset of MS patients ...
West Tanya - - 2012
The aim of this paper was to examine the amount and type of physical activity engaged in by people hospitalised after stroke. Method. We systematically reviewed the literature for observational studies describing the physical activity of stroke patients. Results. Behavioural mapping, video recording and therapist report are used to monitor ...
Day Lukejohn W - - 2011
AIM: Prior studies have reported conflicting results on the yield of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in patients with a positive fecal occult blood test (FOBT). Our aim was to compare the yield between EGD and colonoscopy performed in a racially diverse population with a positive FOBT. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study of ...
Anjema K - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The 24- and 48-hour tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) loading test (BLT) performed at a minimum baseline phenylalanine concentration of 400μmol/l is commonly used to test phenylketonuria patients for BH4 responsiveness. This study aimed to analyze differences between the 24- and 48-hour BLT and the necessity of the 400μmol/l minimum baseline phenylalanine ...
Balan Kottekkattu - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To analyse our results of gastric-emptying scintigraphy in relation to presenting symptoms, and examine in detail the clinical significance of rapid gastric emptying (RGE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Results of 642 consecutive patients who underwent a solid gastric-emptying scintigraphy in our department over an 11-year period were retrospectively reviewed with ...
Gevaert Thierry - - 2011
PURPOSE: To evaluate the added value of 6-degree of freedom (DOF) patient positioning with a robotic couch compared with 4DOF positioning for intracranial lesions and to estimate the immobilization characteristics of the BrainLAB frameless mask (BrainLAB AG, Feldkirchen, Germany), more specifically, the setup errors and intrafraction motion. METHODS AND MATERIALS: ...
Sumita Yuka I - - 2011
Gerodontology 2011; doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2011.00538.x Effects of a denture adhesive in edentulous patients after maxillectomy Objective:  The objective of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of a denture adhesive in edentulous patients after maxillectomy. Background:  Maxillectomy patients suffer from functional impairments. Denture adhesives (DAs) are the solution in such patients. ...
Stefan Hermann - - 2011
Purpose:  This study aimed to analyze magnetoencephalography (MEG) localizations of epileptic clusters in different cortical regions of the frontal lobe and relate these findings to postoperative outcomes associated with frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE). Methods:  Thirty-nine patients from the Epilepsy Center of Erlangen-Nuremberg University with or without lesions on their magnetic ...
Mizumaki Koichi - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Although J wave elevation in the inferolateral leads could be related to idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (IVF), little is known about the pathophysiologic characteristics of J wave elevation in patients with IVF. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the relationship between augmentation of J wave elevation and changes in RR ...
Tsirakis George - - 2011
Angiogenesis is a complex process essential for the growth, invasion, and metastasis of various malignant tumours, including multiple myeloma (MM). Various angiogenic cytokines have been implicated in the angiogenic process. Among them, platelet-derived growth factor-AB (PDGF-AB) has been reported to be a potent stimulator of angiogenesis in many solid tumours ...
Swiatkowska-Stodulska Renata - - 2011
An increased tendency towards thromboembolic events is observed in patients with Cushing's Syndrome. There are much fewer publications available about thromboembolic complications in patients with Subclinical Cushing's Syndrome (SCS). Therefore, a question arises whether haemostatic disturbances appear in this particular disease phase.Aim of study: Estimation of protein C (PC), free ...
Mirabella A Davide - - 2011
The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that the gene defect causing congenital absence of maxillary lateral incisors also causes narrowing of the dentition. A total of 81 patients with one or two congenitally missing lateral incisors were retrieved; 52 (64.2 per cent) patients presented bilateral agenesis, ...
Maruyama Hitoshi - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether intra-thrombus enhancement on contrast-enhanced sonograms can predict the recanalization by anticoagulation for recent portal thrombosis. METHODS: This prospective study included 10 patients with a recent portal thrombosis and 20 controls (10 cirrhosis patients and 10 healthy subjects, all without thrombosis). The diagnosis of thrombosis was based ...
Sugino Akihito A Third Department of Internal Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, - - 2012
The DynaPort Activity Monitor (DAM) has been reported to be useful to evaluate the activity in healthy subjects and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it is difficult to estimate the activity of COPD patients using DAM, because its battery works only for several hours and sensors should ...
Pohl Heiko - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Celiac sprue is an underdiagnosed chronic intestinal inflammatory disease. Probe-based confocal laser microscopy (CLM) is a novel endoscopic technique for in vivo inspection of the intestinal mucosa that has not been evaluated in celiac sprue yet. AIMS: To develop CLM criteria most predictive of celiac pathology in a prospective ...
Floris Gianluca - - 2011
Abstract Few studies have examined the use of a short cognitive screening of ALS patients in order to establish which patients should undergo a more comprehensive neuropsychological assessment. We tested 20 patients with early ALS with four cognitive screening instruments and subsequently with an extensive neuropsychological assessment. Sixty percent of ...
Sato N - - 2011
The objective of the present study was to elucidate the association between glomerular complement depositions belonging to the alternative (AP) and lectin (LP) pathways, and clinical findings of lupus nephritis (LN). Immunofluorescence (IF) was performed on 17 LN patients using antibodies against factor B, factor H, properdin, mannose-binding lectin (MBL) ...
Liu Dan Ning - - 2011
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to characterize the functional and clinical disturbances and screen the optimal functional tests in assessing Bietti's crystalline dystrophy (BCD) patients by a cross-sectional method. METHODS: The clinical characteristics of BCD were studied in 15 Chinese patients using fundoscopy, fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA), and ...
Siddiqui Shoaib Rasheed - - 2011
To observe the effect of voluntary hyperventilation on electroencephalographic activity during routine EEG recording on patients referred to a tertiary care hospital. This was an observational study conducted at Neurophysiology Lab, Department of Neurology at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi from May 2007 to September 2007. Data of 326 patients was ...
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