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Kim Dong-Min DM Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Chosun University College of Medicine, Gwangju, Republic of Korea; Department of Pathology, Chosun University College of Medicine, Gwangju, Republic of - - 2014
A 78-year-old woman with scrub typhus exhibited gastric hemorrhage with multiple gastric ulcers. This is the first report to confirm pathologically the presence of not only vasculitis but also, neuritis. The results suggest the necessity of studies confirming neuritis as the cause of gastric ulcer and bleeding in scrub typhus.
Hamasaki Yoshifumi - - 2014
Cardiovascular disease is a frequent cause of death in peritoneal dialysis patients. Biocompatible peritoneal dialysis solutions with neutral pH have been anticipated to reduce cardiovascular disease more than conventional peritoneal dialysis solutions with low pH, but it remains unclear which factors at peritoneal dialysis initiation increase cardiovascular risk in patients ...
Hira Daiki D Department of Pharmacy, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Seta Tsukinowa-cho, Otsu, Shiga, 520-2192, Japan, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To investigate the influence of dry mouth on the incidence and severity of inhalation therapy-induced hoarseness. Methods: The volume of saliva secreted without stimulation was measured in patients with asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) who also answered a questionnaire on subjective ratings for hoarseness. The relationship ...
Vega Almudena - - 2014
Background: Patients with chronic kidney disease receiving haemodialysis (HD) have permanent variations in hydration status that may affect their survival. Objectives: To analyse hydration status and body composition in patients on haemodialysis and its relation to inflammation. Methods: We included 128 prevalent clinically stable patients on haemodialysis. We analysed body composition using spectroscopic bioimpedance and ...
Song Hyo Sang HS Department of Dermatology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, - - 2014
Among the various types of folliculitis, differentiation of Malassezia folliculitis (MF) from other forms of folliculitis is important because it is usually treated with antifungal agents. We attempted to find a method to enhance the detection rate of MF, and examined the differences in the clinical manifestation between MF and ...
Tavazzi Eleonora E Unit of Motor Neurorehabilitation, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Scientific Institute Santa Maria Nascente, Fondazione Don Gnocchi, via Capecelatro 66, 20148, Milan, - - 2014
Primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) seem to share some clinical and pathological features. MRI studies revealed the presence of grey matter (GM) atrophy in both diseases, but no comparative data are available. The objective was to compare the regional patterns of GM tissue loss in ...
Kim Ho-Cheol - - 2014
Background:Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) involves conditions characterized by both having symptoms of connective tissue disease (CTD) and autoantibodies but they do not fulfill the criteria of a specific CTD. The frequency or prognosis of the usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern in UCTD is unknown, which may be confused with ...
Sliwińska-Mossoń Mariola M Departments of *Biomedical and Environmental Analysis †Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, Wrocław Medical University ‡Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to prove the influence of tobacco smoking on the endothelin-1 (ET-1) level in the plasma and on the immunohistochemical localization in the pancreatic tissues. The blood was collected from 50 healthy individuals and 63 patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP). The ET-1 and cotinine concentrations ...
Kılıç Zübeyir Z Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir Osmangazi University; Eskisehir-Turkey. - - 2014
The pathological effects of matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors in cardiovascular diseases are of considerable interest. In our study, we aimed to determine and evaluate the potential significance of circulating matrix metalloproteinases-2 and 9, tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases-1 and 2 levels in four patient subgroup of pediatric cardiology ...
Shah Sheerin S Department of Plastic Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, - - 2014
Congenital fenestration in sub mucous cleft palate is not a common identity. This patient is a 16-year-old female who presented with nasal speech. On examination, she had associated microform cleft lip with nasal deformity. Successful palatoplasty with intra velar veloplasty was done.
Smith Alexis A 1 UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh, PA - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. Persistence of the embryologic falcine sinus can be a congenital or acquired phenomenon related to a defect of the straight sinus. Previous studies have stated that it is rare for the falcine sinus to persist without an additional abnormality of the brain such as a vein of Galen malformation ...
Kurki Timo T Department of Radiology, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland, - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical utility of quantitative diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) and tractography-based core analysis (TBCA) of the cingulum by defining the reproducibility, normal values, and findings in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Eighty patients with TBI and normal routine MRI and 78 controls underwent MRI at 3T. To determine reproducibility, ...
Crary Michael A MA Swallowing Research Laboratory, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Science, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare spontaneous swallow frequency analysis (SFA) with clinical screening protocols for identification of dysphagia in acute stroke. In all, 62 patients with acute stroke were evaluated for spontaneous swallow frequency rates using a validated acoustic analysis technique. Independent of SFA, these same patients ...
Kibar Melike M Department of Dermatology, Beypazarı Public Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Clinicians are searching for new methods to diagnose and predict the course of androgenetic alopecia noninvasively. Our aim is to evaluate trichoscopic findings and their relations with disease severity in androgenetic alopecia. The videodermatoscopic findings of 143 female and 63 male patients with androgenetic alopecia were compared with each other, ...
Russo Roberto R Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Consorziale, Policlinico di Bari, Piazza G. Cesare, 11, 70124, Bari, Italy, - - 2014
Vitamin D deficiency is very prevalent in dialysis and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients show lower levels of cholecalciferol (25(OH)D3) than hemodialysis patients. We conducted a systematic narrative review to assess the effects of vitamin D therapy on control of secondary hyperparathyroidism and clinical outcomes induced by vitamin D pleiotropic effects. ...
Lee Jung-Kyu JK Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
There is limited data on size change during natural progression of pulmonary aspergilloma. We aimed at elucidating the clinical course and prognosis of aspergilloma according to its size change. A multicentre retrospective observational study was performed in 143 adult pulmonary aspergilloma patients with serial chest computed tomography images. The clinical ...
Dalbeni Andrea A Section of Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical and Surgical Science, University of Verona, Policlinico "GB Rossi", P.le Scuro 1, 37134, Verona, Italy, - - 2014
Vitamin D deficiency may play a role in the pathogenesis of chronic heart failure (HF), but whether giving patients supplements to raise vitamin D into the normal range improves their survival is not clear. It has been demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with HF, especially the ...
Micoulaud-Franchi Jean-Arthur JA Pôle de Psychiatrie "Solaris", Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sainte-Marguerite, 270 Bd de Sainte-Marguerite, 13009 Marseille, France; Unité de Neurophysiologie et Psychophysiologie, Pôle de Psychiatrie Universitaire, CHU Sainte-Marguerite, 270 Bd Sainte-Marguerite, 13009 Marseille, France; Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC), UMR CNRS 7291, 31 Aix-Marseille Université, Site St Charles, 3 place Victor Hugo, 13331 Marseille Cedex 3, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
P50 amplitude changes in dual click conditioning-testing procedure might be a neurophysiological marker of deficient sensory gating in schizophrenia. However, the relationship between abnormalities in the neurophysiological and phenomenological dimensions of sensory gating in schizophrenia remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to determine if patients with low ...
Osęka M M Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to examine the association between anatomical patterns of valvular incompetence and the severity of venous insufficiency in patients with chronic venous disease. A total of 211 consecutive patients (70% females) were referred from the vascular clinic to undergo a Doppler ultrasound examination. The extent ...
Chassagne Philippe P Service de médecine interne gériatrique, CHU de Rouen, - - 2014
Iron deficiency (absolute or functional) is commonly observed (frequently without associated anemia) in up to one third of old people. Iron deficiency is the most cause of anemia in adults. Many non hematological consequences of iron deficiency are described like: cardiac failure, mood or cognitive disorders, chronic fatigue or restless ...
Dini Valentina V University of Pisa, Pisa, - - 2014
Skin maceration is a clinical manifestation in venous leg ulcers that leads to severe consequences for patients' quality of life and wound management. The aim of this study was to explore the use of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) measurement technique to quantify different level of surrounding skin maceration in patients ...
Sun Li - - 2014
The diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is often challenging in elderly individuals, not only for its various clinical features, sometimes, but also for its rare changes of periodic synchronous discharges (PSD) in electroencephalogram ( EEG). So, we reported one case of DLB and gave a detailed analysis. A ...
Paul Stephane S *Laboratoire d'Immunologie et d'Immunomonitoring, CHU de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France; †Service de Gastrologie-Entérologie-Hépatologie, CHU de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France; and ‡Department of Gastroenterology, Inserm U954, University Hospital of Nancy, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, - - 2014
The aim of this meta-analysis was to explore the magnitude of the association between pharmacokinetics of adalimumab and clinical response in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. A literature search was performed up to December 2013. MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and meeting abstracts were reviewed. Studies were included if they analyzed the ...
Lewis C J CJ Department of Neurology, University of Cologne, Cologne, - - 2014
Clinical and ethical implications of personality and mood changes in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients treated with subthalamic deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) are under debate. Although subjectively perceived personality changes are often mentioned by patients and caregivers, few empirical studies concerning these changes exist. Therefore, we analysed subjectively perceived personality and ...
Hougaard Anders A Danish Headache Center and Department of Neurology, Glostrup Hospital, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, - - 2014
The hallmark of migraine aura (MA) is transient cortical dysfunction but it is not known if MA is associated with structural cortical or subcortical changes. To determine the relation between MA and structural gray matter abnormalities, we studied a unique sample of 20 patients with frequent side-locked MA, i.e. visual ...
Larsen Trine R TR Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Odense University Hospital, Svendborg Hospital , Svendborg , - - 2014
Measurement of ionized calcium (CaI) has been reported to be dependent on albumin concentration. We examined the correlation between albumin and CaI measured on different ion selective electrode analyzers and in different groups of patients in a large dataset, extracted from the laboratory information system. In 17,281 outpatients and 16,194 ...
Ueda Naohisa N Department of Neurology and Stroke Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama City University, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 236-0004, - - 2014
Spinocerebellar degeneration (SCD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder in which cerebellar ataxia causes motor disability. There are no widely applicable methods for objective evaluation of ataxia in SCD. An objective system to evaluate ataxia is necessary for use in clinical trials of newly developed medication and rehabilitation. The aim of ...
Charitos Efstratios I EI Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
We aimed to identify how accurately the current clinical atrial fibrillation (AF) classifications reflect its temporal persistence. Clinical classification of AF is employed to communicate its persistence, to select appropriate therapies, and as inclusion criterion for clinical trials. Cardiac rhythm histories of 1195 patients (73.0±10.1 years, follow-up:349±40 days) with implantable ...
Sav Murat Yusuf MY Department of Neurology, Special Tekden Hospital, Kayseri, - - 2014
Headache is one of the most frequently encountered neurological symptoms during hemodialysis. According to International Classification of Headache criteria dialysis-related headache was defined as the headache occurring during hemodialysis with no specific characteristic. It resolves spontaneously within 72 hours after the hemodialysis session ends. There are few studies in the ...
Looney Mark R MR 1Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 3Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, CA. 4Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. 5Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 6Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 7Department of Anesthesia, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. 8Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. 9American Red Cross Neutrophil Reference Laboratory, St. Paul, MN. 10Blood Centers of the Pacific, San Francisco, - - 2014
Transfusion-related acute lung injury is the leading cause of transfusion-related mortality. A prospective study using electronic surveillance was conducted at two academic medical centers in the United States with the objective to define the clinical course and outcomes in transfusion-related acute lung injury cases. Prospective case study with controls. University ...
Moberg Mia M Section of Respiratory Medicine, Hvidovre University Hospital, Kettegaard Allé 30, 2650, Hvidovre, Denmark, - - 2014
It has been suggested that identifying phenotypes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) might improve treatment outcome and the accuracy of prediction of prognosis. In observational studies vitamin D deficiency has been associated with decreased pulmonary function, presence of emphysema and osteoporosis, upper respiratory tract infections, and systemic inflammation. This ...
García-Montes José M JM José M. García-Montes, Psychology Department. University of Almería , Almería, Andalucía , - - 2014
Background: Magical thinking consists of accepting the possibility that events that, according to the causal concepts of a culture, cannot have any causal relationship, but might somehow nevertheless have one. Magical thinking has been related to both obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate ...
Lee Hye Mi HM Department of Neurology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Guro-dong Ro 148, Guro-gu, Seoul 152-703, Republic of - - 2014
Previous MRI studies have investigated cortical or subcortical grey matter changes in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), yielding inconsistent findings between the studies. We therefore sought to determine whether focal cortical or subcortical grey matter changes may be present from the early disease stage. We recruited 49 untreated, early stage ...
Chevallier Justyna A JA Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, - - 2014
Seizures constitute a frequent yet under-described manifestation of mitochondrial disorders (MDs). The aim of this study was to describe electroencephalography (EEG) findings and clinical seizure types in a population of children and adults with mitochondrial disease. Retrospective chart review of 165 records of children and adults with mitochondrial disease seen ...
Han Bo Ram BR Department of Neurosurgery, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, - - 2014
Posture-induced radial neuropathy, known as Saturday night palsy, occurs because of compression of the radial nerve. The clinical symptoms of radial neuropathy are similar to stroke or a herniated cervical disk, which makes it difficult to diagnose and sometimes leads to inappropriate evaluations. The purpose of our study was to ...
Dearborn Jennifer L JL Johns Hopkins Hospital Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, - - 2014
A 41-year-old man, during a neurological consultation, reported "chin twitching" over a period of a week, which was diagnosed as intermittent perioral myoclonia. With only one tonic-clonic seizure seven years before, he had mentioned several episodes of chin twitching over the years. In the clinic, there were intermittent chin movements ...
Tachon Guillaume G 1AP-HP, Service d'Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Sud, Hôpital de Bicêtre, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France. 2Microcirculation, Bioénergétique, Inflammation et Insuffisance Circulatoire Aiguë, Equipe Universitaire 3509, Paris VII-Paris XI-Paris XIII, Paris, France. 3Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 4Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Service d'Anesthésie-Réanimation Chirurgicale, Hôpital de Hautepierre, Université de Strasbourg, Fédération de Médecine Translationnelle de Strasbourg (FMTS), Equipe d'accueil EA 3072 "Mitochondrie, stress oxydant et protection musculaire" Strasbourg, - - 2014
Microcirculatory dysfunction has been well reported in clinical studies in septic shock. However, no clinical studies have investigated microcirculatory blood flow behavior in hemorrhagic shock. The main objective of this study was to assess the time course of sublingual microcirculation in traumatic hemorrhagic shock during the first 4 days after ...
Mulay Sudhanshu B SB Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, - - 2014
The use of hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) transplant has risen over the past two decades. A variety of adverse events (AEs) of varying severity have been noted during HPC infusions. These AEs have been associated with several factors such as the amount of dimethyl sulfoxide and white blood cells in ...
Virgili Annarosa A Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Dermatology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, - - 2014
Background: Few reports have addressed the associations between clinical, demographic and historical variables of vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS). Objective: To elaborate the prevalence and severity of signs and symptoms and to identify potential factors predicting the severity and course of VLS. Methods: A prospective cohort of 225 patients affected by ...
Wang Shiqi S Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate the accuracy of currently used scoring systems in differentiating transient and persistent organ failure in patients with acute pancreatitis (AP). In this retrospective study, 127 consecutive patients with AP and organ failure were included. Patients were divided into transient and persistent organ ...
Aygun Dursun D Ondokuz Mayis University, Medical School, Department of Nurology, Samsun, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Studies documenting the association between rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and motor subtypes in Parkinson's disease (PD) are rare. Our hypothesis is that RBD may be more severe in non-tremor dominant (NTD) patients with RBD than those tremor dominant (TD) with RBD. In this study, we investigated the ...
Deng Xiaofeng X Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100050, China, - - 2014
The asymmetry of tonsillar ectopia, syringomyelia, and clinical manifestations, and their correlations in adult Chiari I malformation (CIM) are seldom discussed. Clinical and imaging data of 104 consecutive adult patients with CIM and syringomyelia were retrospectively reviewed. A method was devised to quantify tonsillar and syrinx asymmetry. Correlations between the ...
Simoneau Tregony T Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Hartford, Connecticut, United States ; - - 2014
Rationale: Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) have high rates of vitamin D insufficiency. The relation between vitamin D status and inflammation in patients with CF is poorly understood. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in a young CF population and to examine correlations between vitamin ...
Husar-Memmer Emma - - 2014
Hereditary hemochromatosis is a frequent disease in Caucasian populations. It leads to progressive iron overload in a variety of organs. The most common cause is the C282Y homozygous mutation in the HFE gene. The classical triad of skin hyperpigmentation, diabetes, and liver cirrhosis is nowadays rare but musculoskeletal symptoms are ...
Kumar Neeraj N Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Optimal functioning of the central and peripheral nervous system is dependent on a constant supply of appropriate nutrients. Particularly important for optimal functioning of the nervous system is cobalamin (vitamin B12). Cobalamin deficiency is particularly common in the elderly and after gastric surgery. Many patients with clinically expressed cobalamin deficiency ...
Seitz Jochen J Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, - - 2014
Objective: Acute anorexia nervosa (AN) leads to reduced gray (GM) and white matter (WM) volume in the brain, which however improves again upon restoration of weight. Yet little is known about the extent and clinical correlates of these brain changes, nor do we know much about the time-course and completeness ...
Tramontani Ourania O ENT Surgeon, The Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, United - - 2014
Background The aim of this prospective clinical study was to evaluate the clinical importance of Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs) in the assessment and differential diagnosis of otosclerosis and otologic diseases characterized by "pseudo-conductive" components. We also investigated the clinical appearance of balance disorders in patients with otosclerosis by correlating VEMP ...
Al-Shahrani Ibrahim I Division of Orthodontics, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University Abha, Saudi - - 2014
Assessment of tooth morphology is an important part of the diagnosis and management of hypodontia patients. Several techniques have been used to analyze tooth form in hypodontia patients and these have shown smaller tooth dimensions and anomalous tooth shapes in patients with hypodontia when compared with controls. However, previous studies ...
Jr M Ayulo - - 2014
Objective. To evaluate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among patients admitted to a Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) in an urban children's hospital, and to assess if there is a correlation between vitamin D level and disease severity.Patients and Methods. Patients (216) between the ages of 1-21 years admitted to the PCCU in ...
Riku Yuichi Y Department of Neurology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, - - 2014
Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA) is a clinical diagnosis characterised by progressive lower motor neuron (LMN) symptoms/signs with sporadic adult onset. It is unclear whether PMA is simply a clinical phenotype of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in which upper motor neuron (UMN) signs are undetectable. To elucidate the clinicopathological features of ...
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