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Rowell Susan E - - 2011
The Injury Severity Score (ISS) is widely used as a method for rating severity of injury. The ISS is the sum of the squares of the three worst Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) values from three body regions. Patients with penetrating injuries tend to have higher mortality rates for a given ...
Retzlaff Beatrice - - 2011
Abstract Heart rate and blood pressure variability as well as baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) lead to additional insights on the patients' prognosis after cardiovascular events. The following study was performed to assess the differences in the postoperative recovery of the autonomic regulation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic ...
Song Young Chan - - 2011
Although acne is a common follicular inflammatory dermatosis, studies of the relationship between Malassezia yeasts and acne have rarely been conducted. We sought to identify Malassezia yeasts from acne patients and establish a relationship between specific types of species of Malassezia and acne. Sixty acne patients were enrolled. Each strain ...
Suever Jonathan D - - 2011
Increased aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) results from loss of arterial compliance and is associated with unfavorable outcomes. Applanation tonometry (AT) is the most frequently applied method to assess PWV and deduce aortic compliance. The goal of this study was to compare the reproducibility of PWV measurements obtained with: (1) ...
Yamashita Tetsuri - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Latent chronic kidney disease (CKD) population appears to be a serious health problem in Japan. The purposes of the present study were to determine risk factors for CKD progression and to evaluate the rate of decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of adult ...
Pellisé Maria - - 2011
Narrow-band imaging (NBI) is a novel technique that may represent an alternative method to chromoendoscopy (CE) for the detection of colitis-associated intraepithelial neoplasia (IN) in patients with long-standing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To compare NBI with CE for the detection of IN. Prospective, randomized, crossover study. Academic hospital. Patients with ...
Ishii Kazunari - - 2011
Purpose: This study was designed to investigate the specific cerebral blood flow (CBF) pattern in patients with idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) and a predictive value for shunt responsiveness in a multicenter study (Study of Idiopathic Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus on Neurological Improvement: SINPHONI). Methods: Eighty-four iNPH patients underwent shunt operations using MRI ...
Pauwels A A Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders, University of Leuven, Leuven, - - 2011
Increased gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER) is common in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Previous studies showed delayed gastric emptying (GE) and a high prevalence of bile acids in saliva suggesting duodenogastro-oesophageal reflux (DGER). To assess different types of reflux (acid, weakly acidic and bile) and their relationship with rate of GE ...
Kutlugun Aysun Aybal - - 2011
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic correlation of the glomerular diseases and to compare the presentations of primary and secondary glomerular diseases. Methods: Two hundred and sixty adult patients (men = 56.2%, mean age = 39.9 ± 16.0 years) who had undergone renal biopsy and been diagnosed with glomerular disease were ...
Zhang Rui R Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Hospital Affiliated of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, - - 2011
To investigate whether interictal magnetoencephalography (MEG) concordant with other techniques can predict surgical outcome in patients with lesional and nonlesional refractory neocortical epilepsy (NE). 23 Patients with lesional NE and 20 patients with nonlesional NE were studied. MEG was recorded for all patients with a 275 channel whole-head system. Synthetic ...
Fonseca G H H - - 2012
Recent studies have recognised the importance of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in sickle cell disease (SCD). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and prognostic impact of PH and its features in patients with SCD. 80 patients with SCD underwent baseline clinical evaluation, laboratory testing, 6-min walk tests ...
Mitsuma Wataru - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is known as one of the aetiologies of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, the mechanisms of circulatory collapse in these patients have remained unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined 244 consecutive OHCA patients transferred to our emergency department. Head computed tomography was performed on all patients ...
Esfeh Jamak Modaresi - - 2011
Reconstruction of biliary drainage after liver transplantation (LTx) in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) has been a matter of controversy. Over recent years, the traditional method of Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy (RY) has been challenged by duct-to-duct (DD) biliary reconstruction. This study represents a retrospective review of biliary complications, patient and ...
Hage Fadi G - - 2011
Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a useful method for risk assessment in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), but these patients have a residual risk that is not accounted for by MPI. The objective of this study is to determine whether the heart rate response (HRR) ...
Troke Peter F - - 2011
Voriconazole is approved for treating invasive fungal infections. We examined voriconazole exposure-response relationships for patients from nine published clinical trials. The relationship between the mean voriconazole plasma concentration (C(avg)) and clinical response and between the free C(avg)/MIC ratio versus the clinical response were explored using logistic regression. The impact of ...
Zaharchuk G - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: MRV has been proposed as a possible screening method to identify chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, which may play a role in MS. We report our initial experience comparing MRV and CV in MS patients to evaluate venous stenosis and collateral venous drainage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Time-of-flight and ...
Ahmadi Jeshvaghane N - - 2011
External dose rate (ED) and residual activity (RA) of patients treated with (131)I sodium iodide are two main factors, to consider before release of patients. In this study, six nuclear medicine centres out of total seven centres in Iran were selected and measurements have been done on 330 patients. ED ...
Kubinova Kristyna - - 2011
Abstract Myomectomy is associated with a high risk of de-novo adhesion formation that may decrease fertility. The purpose of this study was to compare the reproductive outcome of patients after laparoscopic or open myomectomy who underwent second-look (SL) hysteroscopy and laparoscopy including adhesiolysis with patients with no SL intervention. A ...
Kamat Mamata S MS Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Parvatgouda Mallanagouda Nadagouda Memorial Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka, - - 2011
  To determine the prevalence of oral Candida carriage, candidal quantification, and various subtypes of Candida species in oral submucous fibrosis patients and healthy individuals.   The study comprised 30 clinically-diagnosed and -staged oral submucous fibrosis patients aged 20-40 years, and 20 age- and sex-matched controls. Buccal mucosa was sampled by ...
Eroglu Aydan - - 2011
Factor V Leiden (FVL) is the most common inherited risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE). The frequency of FVL in patients with VTE has been reported from different parts of Turkey. A meta-analysis was performed to estimate the risk of VTE associated with FVL in Turkish population. Published studies were ...
Yamamoto Takumi - - 2011
Measurement of the circumference is the most commonly employed method for evaluating extremity lymphedema. However, comparison between different patients is difficult with this measurement. To resolve this problem, we have formulated a new index, upper extremity lymphedema (UEL) index, which can be easily obtained from measurements of the body. We ...
Andrade-Valença Luciana - - 2012
We aim to analysis the relationship between HFOs-generating regions and the seizure onset zone (SOZ) in epileptic patients without a visible lesion on MRI. Intracerebral EEGs were recorded in 17 patients with intractable focal seizures and normal MRIs. The rates of interictal HFOs and spikes inside and outside the SOZ ...
Kim Kyung-Jo - - 2011
No study has systematically investigated the colonoscopic findings and histologic diagnostic yield in the diagnosis of colorectal endometriosis. We classified the colonoscopic features of colorectal endometriosis and determined the diagnostic yield of endoscopic biopsy in relation to endoscopic subtypes of colorectal endometriosis. A total of 17 patients with colorectal endometriosis ...
Mukhopadhyay Sudiptamohan - - 2011
Objective: In this study, our aim was to present the incidence rate of pars defect in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, based on MRI findings. Methods: Two-hundred twenty adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients with MRI scans, taken either as a preoperative investigation or due to other symptoms between 2006 and ...
Kalf Johanna G - - 2011
Kalf JG, Borm GF, de Swart BJ, Bloem BR, Zwarts MJ, Munneke M. Reproducibility and validity of patient-rated assessment of speech, swallowing, and saliva control in Parkinson's disease. To report on the development and psychometric evaluation of the Radboud Oral Motor Inventory for Parkinson's Disease (ROMP), a newly developed patient-rated ...
Yetişer Sertaç - - 2011
In this study we investigated the correlation between middle ear pressure changes in patients with myringoplasty alone and together with intact canal wall mastoidectomy. The tympanometric values of 102 patients with myringoplasty alone and 78 patients with myringoplasty plus intact canal wall mastoidectomy were examined by tympanometric analysis in this ...
Kuru B - - 2011
Purpose: To evaluate the identification rate and the false-negative (FN) rate of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) using preoperative axillary ultrasound (AU) in patients with clinically negative and positive axilla and to prove that SLNB could also be performed in clinically axillary positive patients. Methods: Three hundred and fifty seven ...
Trzos Ewa - - 2011
Background: Nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (nVT) may have ominous implications for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The microvolt T-wave alternans (TWA) has been proposed as a noninvasive tool-identifying patients at risk of sudden cardiac death and ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF). The aim of the study was to determine the significance of TWA ...
Beng Leong Lim - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines classify asthmatic exacerbations into mild, moderate, severe episodes and those with imminent respiratory arrest. We aimed to identify proportions of adult asthmatic patients in different subgroups with abnormal chest radiograph (CR) results and to explore predictors of them. METHODS: In this prospective ...
Mashhadi Mohammad Ali - - 2011
Introduction. Ifosfamide is an alkylating agent, frequently used in the treatment of sarcoma. Major side effects of ifosfamide are classified as nephropathy, neuropathy, and hematologic complications. The aim of present study was to determine the frequency and severity of ifosfamide nephropathy in patients with various types of sarcoma. Materials and ...
Serrao Mariano - - 2011
Our aim was to perform a comprehensive analysis of the global and segmental features of gait in patients with genetically confirmed inherited ataxias. Sixteen patients with autosomal dominant (spinocerebellar ataxia, SCA1 or 2) or recessive (Friedreich's ataxia, FRDA) ataxia were studied. We used a motion analysis system to record gait ...
Wani Sachin - - 2011
Data vary on the progression of low-grade dysplasia (LGD) in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE); in patients with LGD, we investigated the incidence of high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and compared progression in patients with different forms of LGD (prevalent vs incident and multifocal vs unifocal). We assessed ...
Libere Guillermo P - - 2011
ABSTRACT: We have read with interest the paper published by Waltteri Siirala in this Journal. The authors found that the measured resting energy expenditure (mREE) values were significantly lower (33.6%) in their group patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than all the predicted equations (pREE). Significantly, the study population was ...
Kiatchoosakun Songsak - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a well-known complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Doppler echocardiographic screening for the detection of PAH (by measuring right ventricular systolic pressure [RVSP]) is therefore recommended for all patients with SSc. However, the validity of RVSP as a predictor of mortality in patients with SSc ...
Taşkın Elif Aylin - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic value of hysterosalpingography (HSG) for intracavitary and structural uterine pathologies in comparison with hysteroscopy (HS) in patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection-embryo transfer and also to specify the patients who should be subjected to HS in the early stages of an infertility work-up. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. ...
Park Kyoung-Jin KJ Department of Laboratory Medicine & Genetics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School Medicine, Seoul, - - 2011
Fibrin-related markers (FRM) such as fibrin monomer (FM) and D-dimer (DD) are considered useful biological markers for the diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). However, no studies on the diagnostic performance of different FRMs have been published in Korea. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance ...
Halley Carmel M - - 2011
Diastolic dysfunction (DD) is known to be associated with increased mortality rate in the presence of impaired systolic function. However, few prognostic data exist regarding the effect of DD in patients with normal systolic function. We reviewed clinical records and echocardiographic findings of consecutive patients who underwent an outpatient echocardiogram ...
Tezuka Kimihiro - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Several studies have analyzed the perception of activities of daily living (ADL) in stroke patients based on the discrepancy between scores given by the patients and their caregivers, and the results have been controversial. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the discrepancy between self-rating of ADL in vascular dementia ...
Manzano-Fernández Sergio - - 2011
Heart rate turbulence (HRT) is associated with risk in chronic heart failure (CHF). The objective of this study was to assess the short-term variability of HRT and to compare the diagnostic yield of 7-day (7DH) versus 24-hour (1DH) Holter monitoring for calculating HRT in a CHF population. Forty-nine consecutive patients with ...
Pasquali S - - 2011
AIMS: Investigators from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) have proposed a nomogram for predicting the sentinel node (SN) status in patients with cutaneous melanoma. The negative predictive value (NPV) of this test, which might help identify low-risk patients who might be safely spared SN biopsy (SNB), has not ...
Bresadola Vittorio - - 2011
To investigate differences in the physiopathological findings (manometry and pH monitoring) and symptoms between cases of non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) and erosive reflux disease (ERD) found positive at 24 h pH monitoring. For a total of 670 patients who underwent 24 h pH monitoring, esophageal manometry and upper endoscopy were ...
Liu Yaou - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the characteristics of Chinese clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) patients and their 3-year follow-up results. Investigate the relationship between CIS features and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Forty-nine CIS patients were recruited and 42 of them were able to be followed up for a mean of 38 months (range 26-48 ...
Fernandez-Friera Leticia - - 2011
Objective To evaluate segmental right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension (PH) using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Design Cross-sectional analysis in a retrospective cohort of consecutive adult patients. Setting Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Patients 192 patients with known or suspected PH undergoing right heart catheterisation and CMR. PH ...
Frenkl Tara L - - 2011
To report interpatient, intrapatient, and study site variability of urodynamic study (UDS) parameters in patients with overactive bladder (OAB). Fifty-eight patients with OAB participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, urodynamic trial of an experimental OAB drug. Patients underwent 3 serial cystometries (CMGs) at three times: screening, pre-dose, and 4-hr postdose. ...
Choe W H - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of transnasal small-caliber esophagogastroduodenoscopy (TNSC-EGD) compared with peroral conventional EGD (POC-EGD) for evaluating varices in unsedated patients with liver cirrhosis. The success rate, safety, endoscopist satisfaction, and patient tolerability of TNSC-EGD were also addressed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred patients ...
La Rovere Maria T - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: No studies have compared the prognostic values of invasive (phenylephrine, Phe) and noninvasive (transfer function) assessments of baroreflex sensitivity (BRS). METHODS: Three hundred and one heart failure patients [age: 53 ± 8 years, New York Heart Association class II-III: 88%, left-ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF): 28 ± 8%] underwent an ...
Kappe Thomas - - 2011
PURPOSE: Hip dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement may both lead to disability and hip osteoarthritis. The purpose of the current study was to compare the two entities in order to define differences in their clinical presentation. METHODS: The clinical presentation and WOMAC items, subscales and overall sum score were compared between ...
Miyauchi Akira - - 2011
Background: Detectable serum thyroglobulin (Tg) in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) after total thyroidectomy implies unsuccessful surgery, indicating a high risk of recurrence. Serum Tg kinetics in such patients have not been extensively studied. We studied serum Tg kinetics in patients with suppressed serum thyrotropin levels and undetectable anti-Tg ...
Narayan Sanjiv M - - 2011
The substrates for human atrial fibrillation (AF) are poorly understood, but involve abnormal repolarization (action potential duration [APD]). We hypothesized that beat-to-beat oscillations in APD may explain AF substrates, and why vulnerability to AF forms a spectrum from control subjects without AF to patients with paroxysmal then persistent AF. In ...
Huang Chien-Cheng - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate if the electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities assessed early in the emergency department (ED) are associated with the in-hospital mortality of the patients with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS: We studied prospectively a cohort of 222 adult patients with spontaneous SAH in an ...
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