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Kajbafzadeh Abdolmohammad - - 2011
Purpose:To present the results of our experience with combined endoureterotomy and endoscopic injection of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid (Deflux?) for the treatment of primary obstructive megaureter (PORM). Materials and methods:18 children (12 female, 6 male; mean age of 14 months) with 20 PORM units underwent concomitant endoureterotomy and endoscopic subureteric Deflux? injection. ...
Velat Gregory J - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare cause of stroke. A 21 year-old female presented to our institution in a rapidly deteriorating neurological state following failed systemic heparin therapy for treatment of superior sagittal sinus (SSS) thrombosis. METHODS: The patient underwent emergent mechanical thrombectomy of the thrombosed SSS ...
Kemta Lekpa Fernando - - 2011
BACKGROUND: There is no standardized therapeutic protocol for relapsing polychondritis (RP). Emergence of biologics holds much hope in the management of this connective tissue disease. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of biologics in patients with active RP. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature using PubMed was performed ...
Moffatt C J - - 2011
Objective:  To investigate efficacy and safety of the 3M™Coban™ 2 compression system (Coban 2 system) with different application frequencies in comparison to short-stretch bandaging Methods:  A multi-centre, randomised, prospective study was performed with 82 patients suffering from arm or leg lymphoedema stage II or late stage II. Patients were allocated to ...
Marin David - - 2011
PURPOSEWe studied BCR-ABL1 transcript levels in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP) at 3, 6, and 12 months after starting imatinib to identify molecular milestones that would predict for overall survival (OS) and other outcomes more reliably than serial marrow cytogenetics. PATIENTS AND METHODSWe analyzed 282 patients ...
Sardana Niti - - 2011
Context:Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare autosomal-dominant disease characterized by recurrent self-limiting episodes of skin and mucosal edema. Morbidity and mortality are significant, and new and pending therapies are now available to reduce the risk associated with the disease.Objective:To update the reader on new advances in HAE to improve patient ...
Rodrigues Ariana S - - 2012
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the clinical and microbiologic changes resulting from non-surgical periodontal treatment associated with amoxicillin and metronidazole in individuals with aggressive periodontitis. Fifteen individuals with aggressive periodontitis received non-surgical periodontal treatment and 45 days after completion of treatment were treated with antibiotics. Clinical ...
Park Jae Jun - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the factors that predict clinical relapse in Crohn's disease patients receiving thiopurine therapy to maintain remission. The objective of this study was, therefore, to investigate these factors. METHODS: A total of 82 Crohn's disease patients who received their first course of azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine treatment ...
Tyagi Pallavi - - 2011
Ocular decompression retinopathy (ODR) is a rare complication of sudden lowering of intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma and ocular hypertension. An 80-year-male, a known case of chronic open-angle glaucoma for 13 years, had his IOP controlled by multiple topical antiglaucoma medications. There was an increase in IOP, progression of optic disc ...
Suoqiang Zhai - - 2011
Microcirculatory disturbance of inner ear is probably one of the important etiological factors of sudden deafness. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of retreatment on the end-stage sudden deafness. For this purpose, the patients who met with the criteria for sudden deafness and showed poor response ...
Moore Joshua L - - 2012
Pedal neuroma is a common disorder. The authors undertook a review of 32 feet in 29 patients with a symptomatic neuroma treated between January 2007 and January 2010 to evaluate the effectiveness of radiofrequency thermoneurolysis therapy in alleviating symptoms. Overall relief of symptoms was rated as complete by 24 (83%) patients, ...
Shin J - - 2011
Background:  Vitiligo is a common acquired depigmentation disorder caused by the loss of melanocytes. Despite the numerous treatment modalities that are available for vitiligo, responses to treatment are still unsatisfactory. For this reason, new treatment modalities and approaches are needed. Objectives:  The effects of fractional CO2 laser therapy followed by ...
Rodríguez-Baño Jesús - - 2011
Background. Extended-spectrum ß-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) is an important cause of invasive infections. Alternatives to carbapenems-considered the drugs of choice-are needed because of the emergence of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteria. The efficacy of ß-lactam/ß-lactam inhibitors (BLBLI) in such infections is controversial.Methods. The authors performed a post hoc analysis of patients with bloodstream infections due ...
Marcocci Claudio - - 2011
Objective The objective of this study was to investigate side effects of glucocorticoid (GC) therapy observed by European thyroidologists during the treatment of Graves orbitopathy (GO).Design A questionnaire-based survey among members of the European Thyroid Association (ETA) who treat GO.Results A response was obtained from 128 ETA members; 115 used ...
Vescovi Paolo P Oral Medicine, Pathology and Laser-Assisted Surgery Unit, University of Parma, Parma, - - 2012
The management of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to compare surgical and nonsurgical approaches to the treatment of BRONJ and the possible usefulness of Nd:YAG and Er:YAG lasers. One hundred and twenty-eight patients (33 males, 95 females; 52 with diagnosis ...
Steinle Nathan C - - 2011
Chronic central serous retinopathy (CSR) is characterised by frequent exacerbations and a poor visual prognosis. Very few therapies exist for chronic CSR, and the existing therapies are often ineffective. Thus, novel therapies to combat this frustrating disorder are needed. Presented here is a case detailing a patient with chronic CSR ...
Lu Yuan-Gang - - 2011
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment outcome and safety of topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) with aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) combined with surgical curettage for perianal condyloma acuminata. Background data: Condyloma acuminata is the most common sexually transmitted disease, with a high relapse rate, especially in ...
Le Quan Sang Kim-Hanh - - 2011
ContextCongenital hyperinsulinism (HI) is a common cause of hypoglycaemia in infancy. The medical treatment of diazoxide-unresponsive HI is based on a somatostatin analogue.ObjectiveThis study aims at replacing 3 daily subcutaneous octreotide (Sandostatine®, Novartis) injections by a single and monthly intramuscular injection of long-acting release (LAR) octreotide (Sandostatine LAR®, Novartis) in ...
Lee S S - - 2011
Background  The efficacy of individualised antiviral treatment durations for chronic hepatitis C remains unclear. Aim  To evaluate treatment durations based on virological responses at week 4, 8 and 12 of peginterferon alfa-2a plus ribavirin therapy. Methods  Previously untreated patients with HCV genotypes, other than 2 or 3, initiated therapy with ...
Chan Raymond Javan - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Distal-to-proximal technique has been recommended for anticancer therapy administration. There is no evidence to suggest that a 24-hour delay of treatment is necessary for patients with a previous venous puncture proximal to the administration site. OBJECTIVES:: This study aims to identify if the practice of 24-hour delay between a ...
Monden Morito M Osaka University, Suita, Osaka Nishinomiya Municipal Central Hospital, Nishinomiya, Hyogo Misawa City Hospital, Misawa, Aomori Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka, Osaka, - - 2012
  The efficacy and safety of 5-fluorouracil arterial infusion + interferon therapy (FAIT) was evaluated in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with a high degree of vascular invasion associated with poor prognosis, using best salvage therapy (BST) as a reference group.   Sixty-nine patients with advanced HCC with a high degree of ...
Muñoz Sanchez Pedro Jose PJ Leonardo Fernández Sánchez Dental Clinic, Cienfuegos, - - 2012
The purpose of this work was to study the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the healing and relapse intervals in patients with recurrent labial herpes simplex infections. Several pharmaceuticals are available to reduce symptoms and improbé healing of labial herpes, but only LLLT has been reported to significantly ...
Harms Gundel - - 2011
Background  Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a parasitic disease which represents a public health problem, particularly in Central and South America, has become a leading condition in travelers who return from tropical countries with skin disorders. Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis, the most common causative agent, requires systemic treatment because ...
Shafirstein Gal - - 2011
To determine the safety and efficacy of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of oral leukoplakia with 5-aminolevulinic acid and pulsed dye laser. Nonrandomized, single-arm, single-site phase 1/2 pilot study. Academic referral center. A total of 23 patients, aged 37 to 79 years, having a confirmed diagnosis of leukoplakia with or ...
Katz Darren J - - 2012
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Hypogonadism is a prevalent problem, increasing in frequency as men age. It is most commonly treated by testosterone supplementation therapy but in younger patients this can lead to testicular ...
Do Young Soo - - 2012
To describe the clinical features and treatment outcomes after combined endovascular and embolosclerotherapy treatment of pelvic arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). From November 1996 to May 2011, we treated 12 patients (seven males, five females; mean age, 38.1 ±14.6 years; age range, 23-70 years) with pelvic AVMs. Our treatment strategy was coil ...
Aiello Francesco A - - 2012
The aim of this study was to determine if statin therapy improves clinical outcomes after endovascular intervention in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). A retrospective review of all patients undergoing endovascular treatment for CLI was performed. Two groups were created according to whether they were receiving statin therapy at ...
Berger Ludovic - - 2011
Long-term results of transluminal angioplasty (TLA) of the prevertebral subclavian artery (PVSA) are not well known. The aim of this work was to present a retrospective analysis of a consecutive series of 81 TLAs of the PVSA, with a mean follow-up of approximately 7 years (82 months). From January 1984 ...
Llanes González Luis - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To test which is the best treatment for chronic obstructive uropathy: urinary diversion using a conventional double-J ureteral stent or the metal thermo-expandable MemokathTM 051 prosthesis. METHODS: We collected cost data of the insertion of a double-J stent taking into account preoperative and postoperative visits and surgery. Structural, medical, ...
D'Ascia S L - - 2011
Aim:  The aim of this study was to determine whether or not cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has a favourable effect on the incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) in a homogeneous population of patients with non-ischaemic idiopathic-dilated cardiomyopathy and severe heart failure. Methods:  We designed a single-centre prospective study and ...
Mathoulin Christophe L - - 2011
This article discusses the preliminary results of treatment of chronic scapholunate lesions by arthroscopic dorsal capsuloligamentous repair, which does not require open exposure of the wrist capsule. Thirty six patients underwent arthroscopically assisted dorsal capsuloplasties. Sixteen had percutaneous pinning. Mean follow-up was at 11.4 months. The average arc of motion ...
Maldonado Gerardo Enrique Muñoz - - 2011
Abstract Background aims. Lymphedema is a common complication with breast cancer treatment that does not have a definite cure. Our objective was to determine the efficacy of autologous stem cells (ASC) in the treatment of lymphedema secondary to mastectomy and axillary lymphadenectomy in comparison with traditional decongestive treatment with compression ...
Tsilika Katerina - - 2011
Introduction: Melasma is a common pigmentary disorder caused by abnormal melanin deposits within the skin. Hydroquinone (HQ) is presently the most popular depigmenting agent, however the treatment of melasma remains unsatisfactory, resulting in a need to evaluate new depigmenting agents. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess, using ...
Albrecht Lorne - - 2011
Although the range of therapeutic options has expanded dramatically in recent years, topical agents remain ubiquitous and indispensable tools for treating psoriasis at all levels of severity. The 2009 Canadian psoriasis guidelines considered evidence supporting various monotherapies and combination regimens. Here we review all approved topical agents, including corticosteroids, calcineurin ...
Zaiac Martin - - 2011
Actinic cheilitis (AC), a common disorder of the lower lip, should be treated early to prevent progression to invasive squamous cell carcinoma. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) activated by blue light for the treatment of AC. Fifteen patients with clinically ...
Wen Jian Guo - - 2011
Objective: To summarize the clinical features and follow-up, the effects of melamine-tainted milk powder (MMP) consumption on kidney and body growth in children who suffered from melamine-related urinary stones (MUS) 2 years earlier were checked. Measurements: Body height and weight, kidney and bladder morphology monitored by ultrasound, urinalysis and renal ...
Crespi Roberto - - 2011
The aim of this study was to compare modified Widman flap surgery (MW) to coronally advanced flap surgery combined with carbon dioxide laser root conditioning (CAF + CO2) from baseline to 15 years of follow-up. Each of 25 patients participating in this study were treated using a split-mouth design: In ...
Franqueira Nuno - - 2011
Purpose: To evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of intravitreal ranibizumab in the treatment of myopic choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Methods: Three-year retrospective, nonrandomized, interventional case series. Forty eyes of 39 patients with myopic CNV were included; 15 with previous photodynamic therapy, and 25 naïve eyes. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) changes, ...
Chana R - - 2011
We evaluated the safety and efficacy of total knee replacement in patients receiving continuous warfarin therapy. We identified 24 consecutive patients receiving long-term warfarin therapy who underwent total knee replacement between 2006 and 2008 and compared them with a group of age- and gender-matched patients not on long-term anticoagulation. Primary ...
Hirdes Meike Madeleine Catharine - - 2011
The use of stents for esophageal strictures has evolved rapidly over the past 10 years, from rigid plastic tubes to flexible self-expanding metal (SEMS), plastic (SEPS) and biodegradable stents. For the palliative treatment of malignant dysphagia both SEMS and SEPS effectively provide a rapid relief of dysphagia. SEMS are preferred ...
Muir Andrew J - - 2011
Retreatment with peginterferon alpha and ribavirin (PR) offers a limited chance of sustained virologic response (SVR) in patients who did not achieve SVR with prior PR treatment. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of telaprevir-based treatment in combination with PR in well-characterized patients who did not achieve SVR in ...
Scherzer Thomas-Matthias - - 2011
The IL28B genotype is the most important pretreatment predictor of treatment outcome in patients with chronic hepatitis C. The impact of the rs12979860 genotype on relapse was retrospectively evaluated in genotype 1/4 patients who received response-guided therapy with peginterferon alpha-2a 180 μg/week plus ribavirin 1,000/1,200 mg/day in a large, randomized, ...
Liaw Y-F - - 2011
As there is currently a lack of consensus on the most appropriate dose and duration of peginterferon alfa-2a (PEG-IFNα-2a) therapy in hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-positive patients, the efficacy and safety of either 24 or 48 weeks' duration and 90 μg/week or 180 μg/week doses were compared. HBeAg-positive patients (n ...
Chen Ling - - 2011
To compare the visual outcomes and retreatment rates of monotherapy with intravitreal bevacizumab versus combination with photodynamic therapy for choroidal neovascularization secondary to causes other than age-related macular degeneration. Seventeen patients received intravitreal bevacizumab, and 6 patients underwent intravitreal bevacizumab combined with verteporfin photodynamic therapy within 3 days. Additional bevacizumab ...
Hufnagel Andreas - - 2011
Most patients with epilepsy require long-term medical therapy. Newer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) appear to be overall similarly effective to older agents but may be better tolerated. However, most of the clinical data available for newer AEDs derive from a number of short-term studies. The objective of this study was to ...
Anavekar Nandan S NS Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2011
To ascertain the impact of prior antiplatelet and statin therapy on symptomatic embolic events in [corrected] infective endocarditis (IE). We studied a retrospective cohort of adult patients with a diagnosis of IE who presented to Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) from January 1, 2003, to December 31, 2006. Patients were grouped ...
Casotti Janaina Aparecida Schineider JA Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinic, Cassiano Antonio de Moraes University Hospital, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil. - - 2011
Some patients under antiretroviral therapy (ART) do not reach immune recovery when the viral load becomes undetectable. This is called discordant immunologic and virologic responses. Its prevalence varies between 8% and 24%. This study describes its prevalence and the characteristics of the affected subjects in the outpatient clinic of a ...
Beltrami Laura L Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Istituto Scientifico di Milano, IRCCS, Milan, - - 2011
To investigate, for the first time, the frequency of recurrences of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I)-related angioedema after the discontinuation of ACE-I. This retrospective study was conducted in an outpatient tertiary-level centre for a total period of 173 months (about 14 years). Consecutive patients with recurrent angioedema symptoms, initiated during treatment ...
Zhang Qiaoyi Q Global Health Outcomes, Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA. - - 2011
To compare compliance and persistence with statin and oral antihyperglycemic therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes who received concomitant therapy. Retrospective cohort study using a large US commercial claims database. Patients with type 2 diabetes and dispensed prescriptions for both statin and oral antihyperglycemic therapies on the same date ...
Vorkas Charles K CK UNC Project, Lilongwe, Malawi  Lighthouse Trust Clinic, Lilongwe, - - 2012
Evaluating treatment failure is critical when deciding to modify antiretroviral therapy (ART). Virologic Assessment Forms (VAFs) were implemented in July 2008 as a prerequisite for ordering viral load. The form requires assessment of clinical and immunologic status. Using the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), we retrospectively evaluated patients who met 2006 ...
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