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Debu A A Department of Dermatology, INSERM 1058, University of Montpellier I, Montpellier, - - 2014
A 72-year-old man with a 40-year history of discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) localised on the face had been treated for 20 years with topical corticosteroids, tacrolimus and systemic therapies including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, withdrawn because of irreversible retinopathy. Thalidomide treatment lasted almost 2 years but was stopped because of peripheral ...
Kim Yang-Soo YS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South - - 2014
Ultrasound (US)-guided needling with subacromial corticosteroid injection is more effective than extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for function restoration and pain relief in patients with calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. Fifty-four patients diagnosed with unilateral painful calcific tendinitis were randomly allocated to a US needling or ESWT group. The US ...
Zhang Qingqiao Q Department of Interventional Radiology and Vascular Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, No. 99 Huaihai West Road, Xuzhou, 221006, Jiangsu province, China, - - 2014
This study was designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of endovascular intervention for the treatment of primary entire-inferior vena cava (IVC) occlusion. Endovascular interventions were performed in six patients for the treatment of primary entire-IVC occlusion. IVC and hepatic venography were performed via the jugular and femoral veins. Balloon ...
Bachmann Alexander A Department of Urology Basel, University Hospital Basel, University Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
We present the one year results of the GOLIATH prospective randomized control trial comparing TURP to GreenLight-XPS (GL-XPS) for the treatment of men with non-neurogenic lower urinary tract symptoms due to prostate enlargement. The updated results at one year show that TURP and GL-XPS remain equivalent and confirm therapeutic durability ...
Veraldi Stefano S Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, IRCCS Foundation Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, - - 2014
Background: There is no established therapy of choice for Mycobacterium marinum skin infections; clarithromycin monotherapy was used in some anecdotical cases at changeable daily doses and length. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulsed clarithromycin monotherapy. Methods: 29 patients with a clinical diagnosis of sporotrichoid fish tank granuloma ...
Beuth Josef J Institute for Naturopathy, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany - - 2014
Aim: The present clinical investigation was performed to evaluate the benefits of complementary medicine in prostate cancer patients undergoing hormone therapy (HT). Patients and Methods: Patients (N=93) were treated according to international guidelines. All patients suffered from side-effects induced by the HT. To reduce the side-effects, the patients were complementarily ...
Ren Ling L Department of Gastroenterology, The First People's Hospital of Lianyungang, Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, - - 2014
To evaluate the eradication rates, side effects and the compliance of patients of a dual therapy with rabeprazol and amoxicillin in different doses as the first-line therapy in patients with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. One hundred and twenty patients who were diagnosed with non-ulcer dyspepsia with H. pylori infection ...
Tselios K K Clinical Immunology Unit, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , - - 2014
Objectives: Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are inversely correlated to disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, little is known concerning the influence of immunosuppressive agents on Tregs, which was the objective of this study. Method: Thirty-five patients with SLE (29 females, six males, mean age 42.4 ± 12.8 years) ...
Zhu Meidong M Sydney Institute of Vision Science, Level 13, 187 Macquarie Street, Sydney, 2000, - - 2014
Intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) agents are the established standard of care for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). However, data on long-term outcomes of this therapy are limited. The purpose of this study was to assess the visual and anatomical outcomes and safety profile of intravitreal ranibizumab in treating ...
Sjöblom J J Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyds Hospital, Danderyd University Hospital, 18288 Stockholm, Sweden - - 2014
International guidelines advocate an implantable cardioverter and defibrillator (ICD) in patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) to prevent sudden death (SCD). Previous data suggest that the benefit of ICD therapy in real life may be lower than expected from the results of controlled studies and side-effects are not ...
Mok Zhun-Rui ZR Department of Medicine, National University Health System, - - 2014
The goal of the current study was to review a cohort of Asian children with atopic dermatitis (AD) treated using phototherapy at a tertiary dermatologic center in Singapore. We performed a retrospective review of patients younger than 16 years old with a clinical diagnosis of AD treated with phototherapy at the ...
Bluett James J Arthritis Research UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics, University of Manchester, National Institute of Health Research Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Central Manchester Foundation Trust and University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science, Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, University of Manchester, Manchester, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, National Institute of Health Research Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds, Academic Unit of Rheumatology, Department of Infection and Immunity, University of Sheffield Medical School, Sheffield, Musculoskeletal Research Group, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University and National Institute of Health Research Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne and Institute for Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, Manchester, - - 2014
Non-adherence to DMARDs is common, but little is known about adherence to biologic therapies and its relationship to treatment response. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between self-reported non-adherence to s.c. anti-TNF therapy and response in individuals with RA. Participants about to start s.c. anti-TNF therapy ...
Park Sang Ho - - 2014
There have been few randomized control trials comparing the incidence of stent fracture and primary patency among different self-expanding nitinol stents to date. The SMARTTM CONTROL stent (Cordis Corp, Miami Lakes, Florida, United States) has a peak-to-valley bridge and inline interconnection, whereas the COMPLETETM-SE stent (Medtronic Vascular, Santa Rosa, California, ...
Yang Fang F Department of Neurology, Xijing Hospital, No. 15 West Changle Road, Xi'an, 710032, China, - - 2014
Nondisabling cerebrovascular events represent the largest group of cerebrovascular disease with a high risk of recurrent stroke. A recent trial demonstrated that dual-antiplatelet therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin), compared with aspirin monotherapy, reduced the risk of recurrent stroke and was not associated with increased risk of hemorrhagic events. Apixaban, a new ...
Konno Mutsuko M Department of Pediatrics, Sapporo Kosei General Hospital, Sapporo, - - 2014
Long-term effectiveness of enteral nutrition for maintaining remission in pediatric Crohn's disease is poorly documented. Therefore we examined the long-term effect of enteral nutrition with aminosalycylates as maintenance therapy for those in whom remission was primarily induced by total parenteral nutrition or exclusive enteral nutrition with aminosalicylates. We retrospectively analyzed ...
Konrad Torsten T II. Medical Clinic, Department of Electrophysiology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Langenbeckstr. 1, 55131, Mainz, Germany, - - 2014
Techniques facilitating individual mapping and ablation of arrhythmogenic substrates are desired to enhance our understanding of persistent atrial fibrillation (persAF) mechanisms as a prerequisite to increasing the success rates of single procedure persAF catheter ablation. The technique of body surface potential mapping (BSM) involves the use of multiple electrodes to ...
Dauerman Harold L HL University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT - - 2014
In this issue of Circulation, the 3 year follow up of the PARTNER B trial provides us with a sobering final word on the natural history of severe aortic stenosis(1). As described 50 years ago, severe aortic stenosis is a terminal illness of the elderly with a progression from symptoms ...
Nunn Andrew J - - 2014
In contrast to drug-sensitive tuberculosis, the guidelines for the treatment of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have a very poor evidence base; current recommendations, based on expert opinion, are that patients should be treated for a minimum of 20 months. A series of cohort studies conducted in Bangladesh identified a nine-month regimen ...
Martínez García Laura L Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre and Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau) (García, Sanabria, Rigau, Barajas-Nava, Solà, Alonso-Coello), Barcelona, Spain; NHS Ayrshire and Arran (García Álvarez), Ayr, United Kingdom; Fundacion Canaria de Investigacion y Salud (FUNCIS), Red de Investigacion en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Cronicas (REDISSEC) (Trujillo-Martín), Tenerife, Spain; Osteba, and Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment (Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta), Vitoria, Spain; Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS) (Kotzeva, Estrada), Barcelona, Spain; CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP) (Kotzeva, Estrada, Solà, Alonso-Coello), Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Saude de Cambre, Xerencia de Xestion Integrada de A Coruna SERGAS (Louro-González), A Coruna, Spain; Health Technology Assessment Unit (UETS), Subdireccion General de Tecnología e Innovacion Sanitaria, Consejería de Sanidad (Díaz del Campo), Madrid, Spain; National Clinical Practice Guideline Programme of the NHS (Gracia), Madrid, Spain; GuíaSalud-Aragon Institute of Health Sciences (Salcedo -Fernandez), Zaragoza, Spain; Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, (Lawson, Haynes), Hamilton, - - 2014
Clinical guidelines should be updated to maintain their validity. Our aim was to estimate the length of time before recommendations become outdated. We used a retrospective cohort design and included recommendations from clinical guidelines developed in the Spanish National Health System clinical guideline program since 2008. We performed a descriptive ...
Brümmendorf Tim H TH Universitätsklinikum Aachen, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany; Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, - - 2014
Bosutinib is an oral, dual SRC/ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor for resistant/intolerant chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). We assessed the efficacy and safety of bosutinib 500 mg/d (n = 250) versus imatinib 400 mg/d (n = 252) after >24 months from accrual completion in newly diagnosed chronic phase (CP)-CML (Bosutinib Efficacy and Safety in Newly Diagnosed CML trial [BELA]). ...
Iung Bernard B Cardiology Department, AP-HP, Bichat Hospital, 46 rue Henri Huchard, 75018, Paris, France Paris-Diderot University, DHU Fire, Paris, France bernard.iung@bch.aphp.fr - - 2014
Anti-thrombotic therapy after valve replacement encompasses a number of different situations. Long-term anticoagulation of mechanical prostheses uses vitamin K antagonists with a target international normalized ratio adapted to the characteristics of the prosthesis and the patient. The association of low-dose aspirin is systematic in the American guidelines and more restrictive ...
Benoit R M RM Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To report 5 year prostate-specific antigen outcomes in men undergoing prostate brachytherapy with caesium 131 at a single institution. All patients who underwent prostate brachytherapy with caesium 131 at our institution and had at least 24 months of follow-up were included in this study. The results are reported by risk ...
Rayess Nadim N Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital, Mid Atlantic Retina, Philadelphia, - - 2014
To determine three year treatment outcomes after 1 to 3 years of ranibizumab or bevacizumab therapy using a "treat and extend" regimen for patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Retrospective, interventional, consecutive case series. 212 eyes from 196 patients diagnosed with treatment naïve neovascular AMD between January 2009 till ...
Zarranz-Ventura Javier J Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom; Gloucestershire Hospitals National Health Service Trust, Cheltenham, United Kingdom; Institut Clínic d´Oftalmologia (ICOF), Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
To identify clinical outcomes and treatment patterns of intravitreal dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex®) in non-infectious uveitis in the clinical setting. Multicenter retrospective cohort study. 82 eyes (63 patients) receiving 142 implant injections over 35 months were included. Treatment indication, uveitis diagnosis, visual acuity, intraocular pressure, vitreous haze score, central retinal thickness ...
Mesquida Marina M Institut Clinic d'Oftalmologia, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2014
To report the long-term efficacy and safety of the interleukin-6 receptor antagonist tocilizumab for refractory uveitis-related macular edema (ME). Retrospective cohort study. Eyes with uveitis seen at a single tertiary referral center for which ME was the principal cause of reduced visual acuity. Data were obtained by standardized chart review. ...
Gajofatto Alberto A Department of Neurological and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, - - 2014
Background: It is unclear whether natalizumab and fingolimod have analogous efficacy for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Objective: To compare the outcome of RRMS patients treated with either therapy. Methods: RRMS patients treated with natalizumab or fingolimod at Verona Hospital, Italy, were included. The study design was retrospective, based on prospectively ...
Pollack Charles V CV Jr Department of Emergency Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of - - 2014
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a disease spectrum that ranges from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) to pulmonary embolism (PE). Rapid diagnosis and treatment of VTE by emergency care providers are critical for decreasing patient mortality, morbidity, and the incidence of recurrent events. Recent American College of Chest Physicians guidelines recommend initial ...
Durão Ana Reis AR a Invited Assistant, Department of Dental Radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Porto, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the impact of additional lateral cephalometric radiography in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. Materials and Methods: Forty-three patients seeking orthodontic treatment, and for whom pretreatment diagnostic records were available, were randomly selected. Ten qualified orthodontists were involved in this study. The patients' records included three photographs of ...
Holz Frank G FG Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, - - 2014
Real-life anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy use in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) was assessed in a retrospective, observational study in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, UK and Venezuela. Medical records of patients with wAMD, who started ranibizumab treatment between 1 January 2009 and 31 ...
Casale Maddalena M Dipartimento della Donna, del Bambino e di Chirurgia Generale e Specialistica, Second University of Naples, Naples, - - 2014
Iron overload in β-thalassemia major typically results in iron-induced cardiomyopathy, liver disease and endocrine complications. We examined the incidence and progression of endocrine disorders (hypothyroidism, diabetes, hypoparathyroidism, hypogonadism), growth and pubertal delay, and bone metabolism disease during long-term deferasirox chelation therapy in a real clinical practice setting. We report a ...
Türko─člu E B EB Akdeniz University, Department of Ophthalmology, 07100 Antalya, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the outcomes in the management of traumatic hyphema treated with topical corticosteroid plus supportive therapy versus only supportive therapy. In this retrospective study, 206 patients were divided into two groups; group I, 98 eyes were treated with topical corticosteroid 12×1 and supportive therapy including bed rest, keeping the head elevated (45 degrees), ...
Siewe Jan - - 2014
The 360[degree sign] fusion of lumbar segments is a common and well-researched therapy to treat various diseases of the spine. But it changes the biomechanics of the spine and may cause adjacent segment disease (ASD). Among the many techniques developed to avoid this complication, one appears promising. It combines a ...
Korkmaz Levent L Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Neonatology Unit, Kayseri, Turkey. E-ma-il: - - 2014
Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is the most common endocrine pathology in neonates. Inappropriate treatment of CH is complicated by irreversible brain damage or low IQ score. Hormone replacement therapy with L-thyroxine (L-T4) is sufficient for a very large proportion of patients. However, during treatment, the patient needs to be carefully monitored ...
Johannsson Gudmundur G Department of Endocrinology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, - - 2014
Glucocorticoid replacement therapy in patients with adrenal insufficiency (AI), whether primary (Addison's disease) or secondary (due to hypopituitarism), has been established for some 50 years. The current standard treatment regimen involves twice- or thrice-daily dosing with a glucocorticoid, most commonly oral hydrocortisone. Based on previous small-scale studies and clinical perception, ...
Pan Szu-Yu SY Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei 100, Taiwan; Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital Yun-Lin Branch, Dou-Liou City, - - 2014
We aimed to examine the association between preoperative use of statins and postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing major surgery by performing a systemic review and meta-analysis. MEDLINE and EMBASE, from inception to April 2013, and the reference lists of related articles were searched for relevant studies. Trials ...
Xie Qing Q Shanghai Ruijin Hospital, Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
 Treatment with peginterferon alfa-2a (40KD) results in hepatitis B 'e' antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion 6 months post-treatment in up to 36% of HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients. This study explored the efficacy of a novel combination of peginterferon alfa-2a and entecavir (ETV), a potent nucleoside analog.  In total, 218 treatment-naive Chinese ...
Ghanem Ramon Coral RC *Cornea Department, Sadalla Amin Ghanem Eye Hospital, Joinville, Brazil; and †Univille University, Joinville, - - 2014
To describe the use of topical 0.03% tacrolimus in patients with symptomatic corneal subepithelial infiltrates (SEIs) secondary to adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis (AK) that were resistant to tapering of corticosteroid eye drops. This was a prospective, nonrandomized, noncomparative interventional case series that included consecutive patients treated with tacrolimus for resistant SEIs after ...
Goldberg Naomi R NR Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, - - 2014
To evaluate the success of single-agent immunosuppression for patients with the posterior uveitides, birdshot chorioretinitis, multifocal choroiditis with panuveitis, and punctate inner choroiditis. Retrospective case series. Setting: Tertiary care uveitis practices. Population: Patients initiated on immunomodulatory therapy. Intervention: Patients were treated with prednisone 1 mg/kg and mycophenolate 2 gm daily. ...
Hirschl Mirko M Department of Angiology, Hanusch Hospital, Vienna, - - 2014
For decades, heparins and vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) have been the gold standards in therapy of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The advent of factor IIa and Xa inhibitors provides new therapeutic options. The aim of this analysis is to compare the currently available new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) with VKAs and also ...
Forestier Romain J RJ Centre de recherche rhumatologique et thermal, Aix-les-Bains, - - 2014
Physical therapy has not been evaluated much for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency before. The question is whether balneohydrotherapy and usual care combined is superior to usual care alone. In a randomized trial comparing spa therapy versus waiting list patients were treated on an out-patient basis in a private ...
Sood Ajit A Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Punjab, - - 2014
Introduction. Standard treatment for patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 (CHC G-1) infection includes pegylated interferon plus ribavirin (PEG-RBV) for 48 weeks. Shorter treatment regimen would be more acceptable due to lower cost and fewer side-effects. We aimed to compare the efficacy of 36 week PEG-RBV therapy with standard ...
Faisal Nabiha N Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto. Ontario, - - 2014
Introduction. Hepatitis C (HCV) continues to be the leading indication for liver transplantation (LT). Sustained virological response (SVR) rates to pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin (RBV) therapy for recurrent HCV in Genotype 1 (G1) LT recipients have been disappointing (30-40%). Experience with triple therapy using protease inhibitors (PI) boceprevir (BOC), ...
Vela M F MF Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, - - 2014
Treatment options for achalasia include oral pharmacologic therapy, endoscopic injection of botulinum toxin, pneumatic dilation, and myotomy (conventionally by laparoscopy, but more recently by an endoscopic approach). Oral pharmacologic agents have fallen out of use because of insufficient efficacy and frequent side effects. Endoscopic injection of botulinum toxin is safe ...
Leybovich Martin - - 2014
This study compared two treatments for mild noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs): a subepithelial connective tissue graft (CTG) versus a Class V composite resin restoration (CRR). Twenty-six sites with NCCLs were randomly assigned to be treated by CTG or CRR. Periodontal health parameters and dentinal hypersensitivity (DH) were recorded at baseline ...
Levy Jerrold H JH Duke University School of Medicine, Divisions of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Duke University Hospital, 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Bleeding is a significant complication of anticoagulant therapy. With the emergence of new oral anticoagulants (NOACs; ie, direct factor IIa or Xa inhibitors), this risk is further compounded by the lack of validated reversal strategies for these agents. Emerging postmarketing evidence suggests that the bleeding risks are in line with ...
Zhao Dahang D Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Xin-Hua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
Ponseti clubfoot treatment has become more popular during the last decade because of its high initial correction rate. But the most common problem affecting the long-term successful outcome is relapse of the deformity. Non-compliance with Ponseti brace protocol is a major problem associated with relapse. Although more comfortable braces have ...
Gray M M Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2014
Historically, congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia (CPL) has had poor treatment outcomes despite aggressive therapy. There are recent reports of ethiodized oil (Lipiodol) lymphangiography successfully treating lymphatic leakage in adults. In this report, we describe two infants with CPL complicated by chylothoraces successfully treated by instillation of ethiodized oil into the lymphatic ...
Wallace Carol A CA From the Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute, Seattle, Washington; University of Utah, Pediatrics, Salt Lake City, Utah; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Duke University Medical Center, Pediatrics, Durham, North Carolina; Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, Columbus, Ohio; University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, New York; Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California; Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, Texas; Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. Supported by grants from US National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: 5R01AR049762-04; AMGEN; and the Howe Endowment for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Research. C.A. Wallace, MD; S. Ringold, MD, MS, Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute; J. Bohnsack, MD, University of Utah; S.J. Spalding, MD, Cleveland Clinic; H.I. Brunner, MD, MSc, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; D. Milojevic, MD, University of California at San Francisco; L.E. Schanberg, MD, Duke University Medical Center; G.C. Higgins, PhD, MD, Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital; K.M. O'Neil, MD, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, now at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Indiana; B.S. Gottlieb, MD, MS, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York; J. Hsu, MD, MS, Stanford University School of Medicine; M.G. Punaro, MD, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital; Y. Kimura, MD, Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center; A. Hendrickson, MPH, Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute. Address correspondence to Dr. C.A. Wallace, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, R-5420, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA. E-mail: cwallace@u.washington.edu. Accepted for publication June 25, - - 2014
To follow children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who had completed at least 6 months of the TRial of Early Aggressive Therapy (TREAT) clinical study for an additional 2 years, describing safety of early aggressive treatment, disease activity, function, and duration of clinical inactive disease (CID) during followup. Children were ...
Pauls Rachel N RN From the *Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital, †Center for Pelvic Floor and Core Rehabilitation, and ‡Hatton Institute for Research and Education, TriHealth, Cincinnati, - - 2014
Pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) is often used as a treatment of pelvic floor disorders and may improve function after pelvic reconstructive surgery. However, the long-term impact of this modality is not understood. This randomized controlled trial compared PFPT to the standard care in women undergoing vaginal reconstruction. The intervention ...
Li Hongyang H Department of Ophthalmology, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing 100853, - - 2014
Optic neuritis (ON) is often the first symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO) while there has been very little research reported on ON combined with Sjögren's syndrome (SS). The aim of this study is to provide different treatments and services for and NMO patients combined with SS. ...
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