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Hägi Tobias T - - 2014
Objectives: To characterize the physical characteristics of a new low abrasive erythritol powder (EPAP) and to evaluate its influence on the clinical and microbiologic parameters over a period of 6 months in patients undergoing supportive periodontal therapy (SPT). Method and Materials: Prior to the clinical application, the particle size and ...
Simon J-C JC Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Leipzig, - - 2014
Actinic keratoses (AKs) are clinically significant and require therapy. Efficacy of low-dose (0.5%) 5-fluorouracil with 10% salicylic acid (5-FU/SA) has been shown in randomized comparative trials of hyperkeratotic lesions of various grades. To evaluate the efficacy, tolerability and safety of low-dose 5-FU/SA topical solution vs. cryosurgery in patients with moderate/severe ...
Lee Seung Won SW Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Soonchunhyang University School of Medicine, Bucheon, - - 2014
Arytenoid dislocation is a rare condition characterized by vocal fold immobility and is easily mistaken as recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis. To describe the presenting features, multimodal diagnostic evaluation, and surgical outcomes following closed reduction (CR) of arytenoid dislocation. Prospective case series at a single academic medical center. Evaluation and treatment ...
Comi G G University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy - - 2014
In post hoc analyses of an open-label, phase 3b study (FIRST), relapse rates during 4 months of fingolimod therapy were compared in patients with and without previous natalizumab exposure. Reductions in the proportion of patients experiencing relapses and annualized relapse rates (ARRs) from years 1 and 1-2 pre-study were evident ...
Pfister Christian C Urology Department, Charles Nicolle University Hospital, Rouen, France; Clinical Investigation Center, Inserm 6204, Onco-Urology Group, Rouen, - - 2014
To assess bacillus Calmette-Guérin maintenance treatment schedule for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer at 2 years, using one-third of the full dose and fewer instillations every 3 months or 6 months. This was a prospective, randomized, multicenter study. All patients had an intermediate- or high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. They received ...
Lapusan Simona S Saint Antoine Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, - - 2014
Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase who achieve early molecular response (EMR; generally defined as BCR-ABL ≤ 10% on the International Scale at 3 or 6 months) have improved outcomes. However, there is no consensus on whether EMR failure at 3 months requires a change in therapy, and the ...
Cocco Eleonora E Multiple Sclerosis Center, ASL 8, Cagliari/ University of Cagliari, - - 2014
A critical aspect of multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments is understanding the effect of disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) on the long-term risk of disability and whether the effect is related to disability at start of treatment. We performed an observational study on 3060 MS patients. The effect of therapy on progression to ...
Jones Christopher M CM College of Medical & Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, United - - 2014
Patients who develop significant dysphagia secondary to a potentially curable oesophageal cancer pose a significant clinical problem. Their nutritional needs can be met either by dietary supplementation, insertion of an oesophageal stent or through nasogastric or surgical feeding tube placement. We sought to determine whether, in patients about to start ...
Connolly Stuart J SJ McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada - - 2014
To the Editor: Boehringer Ingelheim recently conducted a targeted review of the 1387 deaths that occurred during the Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulation Therapy (RE-LY) trial,(1) which evaluated the effects of two doses of dabigatran, as compared with warfarin, on rates of stroke or systemic embolism and major bleeding. Also ...
Zhang Feng F Department of Surgery, The First Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, 050030, Hebei, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review with meta-analysis quantitatively assesses the outcomes of interventional treatment for Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). We evaluated the published studies on interventional treatment for BCS and reviewed reference lists from retrieved articles. Meta-analysis was applied to calculate the combined rates and ...
Dewilde Willem J M WJ Department of Cardiology, Amphia Hospital, Breda, the Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Chronic oral anticoagulant therapy is recommended (class I) in patients with mechanical heart valves and in patients with atrial fibrillation with a CHA2DS2-VASc (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age ≥75 years, Diabetes mellitus, prior Stroke or transient ischemic attack or thromboembolism, Vascular disease, Age 65 to 74 years, Sex category) score ≥1. When ...
Swidsinski Alexander A Laboratory for Molecular Genetics, Polymicrobial Infections and Bacterial Biofilms and Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Charité Hospital, Campus Mitte, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 10117, Berlin, Germany, - - 2014
Bacterial vaginosis is a recalcitrant polymicrobial biofilm infection that often resists standard antibiotic treatment. We therefore considered repeated treatment with octenidine, a local antiseptic that has previously been shown to be highly effective in several biofilm-associated infections. Twenty-four patients with recurrent BV were treated with a 7-day course of octenidine ...
Wang Chun C Department of Neurology, People's Hospital of Deyang City, Deyang, - - 2014
To evaluate the effects of treatments with clopidogrel plus aspirin (dual therapy) on early neurological deterioration (END) and outcomes at 6 months in patients with acute large artery atherosclerosis (LAA) stroke. A total of 574 patients with LAA stroke were randomly assigned to receive either dual therapy or aspirin alone ...
Hanselman Andrew E AE Department of Orthopaedics, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA - - 2014
Treatment options for plantar fasciitis have resulted in varied patient outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare a novel treatment, cryopreserved human amniotic membrane (c-hAM), to a traditional treatment, corticosteroid. Our hypothesis was that c-hAM would be safe and comparable to corticosteroids for plantar fasciitis in regard to ...
Rahimi Robert S RS Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas2Parkland Memorial Hospital, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas3Now with Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, Baylor University - - 2014
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a common cause of hospitalization in patients with cirrhosis. Pharmacologic treatment for acute (overt) HE has remained the same for decades. To compare polyethylene glycol 3350-electrolyte solution (PEG) and lactulose treatments in patients with cirrhosis admitted to the hospital for HE. We hypothesized that rapid catharsis ...
Shinagawa Katsuji K Katsuji Shinagawa, Okayama University Hospital, Okayama; Masamitsu Yanada and Nobuhiko Emi, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake; Toru Sakura, Saiseikai Maebashi Hospital, Maebashi; Yasunori Ueda, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki; Masashi Sawa, Anjo Kosei Hospital, Anjo; Junichi Miyatake, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Osakasayama; Nobuaki Dobashi, Jikei University School of Medicine; Yoshihiro Hatta, Nihon University School of Medicine; Yukio Kobayashi, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo; Minoru Kojima, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara; Shigehisa Tamaki, Ise Red Cross Hospital, Ise; Hiroshi Gomyo, Hyogo Cancer Center, Akashi; Etsuko Yamazaki, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Yokohama City University, Yokohama; Katsumichi Fujimaki, Fujisawa City Hospital, Fujisawa; Norio Asou, International Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Hidaka; Keitaro Matsuo, Kyushu University Faculty of Medical Sciences, Fukuoka; Shigeki Ohtake, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa; Yasushi Miyazaki, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki; Kazunori Ohnishi, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu; and Tomoki Naoe, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine and National Hospital Organization Nagoya Medical Center, Nagoya, - - 2014
The introduction of all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) has significantly improved outcomes for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), although a subset of patients still suffer relapse. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of maintenance therapy with the synthetic retinoid tamibarotene in APL. Patients with newly diagnosed APL in molecular ...
Nobile-Orazio Eduardo E 2nd Neurology, Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, Milan University, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Milan, - - 2014
We reported that 6-month therapy with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) was more frequently effective or tolerated than intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). We now retrospectively compared the proportion of patients who eventually worsened after discontinuing therapy and the median time to clinical worsening. By March ...
Arnal-García Carmen C Neurology Service, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Avenida Juan Pablo II, S/N, 18013 Granada, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Glatiramer acetate currently represents one of the main treatments for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). However, the information available about its long-term effect in clinical practice is still limited. Thus, this multicenter retrospective cohort study aimed to assess the long-term effectiveness of glatiramer acetate in this setting. The study population included ...
Chung Seong Min SM Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, - - 2014
Objectives: This study investigated the antiviral efficacy of adefovir (ADV) rescue therapy and the feasibility of lamivudine (LAM) discontinuation in LAM-resistant chronic hepatitis B (CH-B) patients who had attained a virological response (VR) with LAM + ADV combination therapy. Methods: The VR and virological breakthrough (VBT) were analyzed in 106 ...
Huang Kun-Ling KL Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, - - 2014
Dysphagia after stroke is associated with mortality and increased pulmonary complications. Swallowing therapies may decrease pulmonary complications and improve patients' quality of life after stroke. This study used clinical swallowing assessments and videofluoroscopy (VFS) to assess the functional recovery of acute stroke patients with dysphagia after different swallowing therapies. We ...
Chopinaud Marianne M Department of Dermatology, Caen University Hospital, Caen, - - 2014
Background: A variety of treatment modalities have been proposed to treat keloid scars, but outcomes are often disappointing. Intralesional cryosurgery may significantly reduce these scars. Objective: To evaluate the clinical safety and efficacy of intralesional cryosurgery to treat keloid scars. Feedback from patients on pain, pruritus and aesthetic discomfort was ...
Gisbert Javier P JP Gastroenterology Department, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Princesa (IP), Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBEREHD), Playa de Mojácar 29. Urb. Bonanza, 28669, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain, - - 2014
Helicobacter pylori eradication is a challenge in penicillin allergy. To assess the efficacy and safety of first-line and rescue treatments in patients allergic to penicillin. Prospective multicenter study. Patients allergic to penicillin were given a first-line treatment comprising (a) 7-day omeprazole-clarithromycin-metronidazole and (b) 10-day omeprazole-bismuth-tetracycline-metronidazole. Rescue treatments were as follows: ...
Bassi A A Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, section of DermatologyUniversity of Florence Medical School, Florence, Italy - - - 2014
Rhinophyma is a benign, disfiguring disorder, commonly reffered to as the end stage of severe rosacea and characterized by a progressive thickening and hypertrophy of the nasal skin and soft tissues.. To evaluate the efficacy of CO2 laser compared to other laser techniques and surgical methods in the treatment of ...
Tang Shenjie S Tuberculosis Multidisciplinary Center for Diagnosis and Treatment, Beijing Chest Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Tuberculosis and Thoracic Tumour Research Institute, Beijing, China Tuberculosis Center for Diagnosis and Treatment, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China Authors contributed - - 2014
Linezolid may be effective in treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. We conducted a prospective, multicentre, randomised study to further evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of linezolid in patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in China. 65 patients who had culture-positive sputum for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis were randomly assigned ...
Kwon Yoon Hyung YH Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. ; Retina Center, Nune Eye Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
This pilot study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of subthreshold micropulse yellow (577-nm) laser photocoagulation (SMYLP) in the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). We reviewed 14 eyes of 12 patients with DME who underwent SMYLP with a 15% duty cycle at an energy level immediately below that ...
Macedo P M PM Dermatology Department, Rio de Janeiro State University (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
The first therapeutic choice for the treatment of cutaneous sporotrichosis is oral itraconazole; however, the increase in cases of zoonotic transmission outbreak necessitates a search for effective and safe treatment alternatives. To evaluate a new potassium iodide (KI) posology as an alternative for the treatment of limited cutaneous forms of ...
Lim Henry W HW Multicultural Dermatology Center, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, - - 2014
Narrowband UV-B (NB-UV-B) phototherapy is used extensively to treat vitiligo. Afamelanotide, an analogue of α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, is known to induce tanning of the skin. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of combination therapy for generalized vitiligo consisting of afamelanotide implant and NB-UV-B phototherapy. This study was performed in 2 academic ...
Treister Nathaniel N Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Boston, - - 2014
Oral chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a debilitating complication following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intraoral narrow-band UVB (NB-UVB) phototherapy in the management of oral cGVHD. Patients with oral cGVHD were treated using a custom NB-UVB unit ...
Sauer N N Department for Endocrinology and Diabetology, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg, - - 2014
The aim of the work was to investigate whether continuation of treatment, side effects, and effect on weight loss of GLP-1 agonists in obese patients without diabetes are equally promising in daily clinical-practice-settings compared to controlled clinical trials. Obese patients without diabetes of our interdisciplinary obesity centre were treated off-label ...
Yang Xin-Wei XW Centre of Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, No. 167 Beilishi Road, Xicheng District, 100037, Beijing, - - 2014
Abbreviation of paced QRS duration has been taken as electrical resynchronization imposed by cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, little is known about alteration in native QRS duration and its correlation with therapeutic response as well as anatomical remodeling post-CRT. Data of 74 consecutive patients with complete ECG records were reviewed. ...
Gantner Pierre P From the Le Trait d'Union, Centre de Soins de l'Infection par le VIH, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg , Strasbourg , - - 2014
Background: To decrease drug burden among HIV-1-positive adults, we need a new gold standard for antiretroviral therapy maintenance strategies. Methods: This retrospective study aimed to assess efficacy in maintenance strategy of atazanavir (ATV) and raltegravir (RAL) dual therapy. The proportion of patients with HIV-1 RNA < 40 copies/ml at specific ...
Crockett M T MT Department of Radiology, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, Dublin 11, Ireland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To assess the short and medium-term efficacy and safety of a novel, minimally invasive therapeutic option combining automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy, intradiscal ozone injection, and caudal epidural: ozone-augmented percutaneous discectomy (OPLD). One hundred and forty-seven patients with a clinical and radiological diagnosis of discogenic sciatica who were refractory to initial ...
Martí-Angulo SimÓn - - 2014
One hundred and five Labrador dogs were distributed randomly into two groups with the aim of studying the number of dogs that develop elbow dysplasia when treated with an oral supplement compared to dogs without treatment, and the efficacy of treatment once the illness was diagnosed. The supplement (Hyaloral®, Pharmadiet) ...
Caso Francesco F Research Center of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases and Behçet's disease Clinic, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and Neurosciences, University of Siena, Siena, - - 2014
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKHD) is a multisystemic disorder characterized by granulomatous panuveitis variably combined with T cell-mediated neurologic and cutaneous manifestations. Early and aggressive treatment with systemic corticosteroids is the mainstay of treatment for VKHD. Additional use of immunosuppressants, intravenous immunoglobulins, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors can help the most severely ...
Martos Maider M aDepartment of Gastroenterology, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd) bDepartment of Microbiology cDepartment of Epidemiology, CIBERESP, Donostia Hospital, Institute Biodonostia, San Sebastián, - - 2014
Resistance to antibiotics is the major cause of treatment failure of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection. The culture-guided triple therapy (chosen on the basis of a preliminary in-vitro susceptibility test) might help to increase treatment success in high antibiotic resistance regions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness ...
Park Tina T University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding is one of the most common medical emergencies. It is important to recognize potential etiologies of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and understand therapeutic modalities available in achieving hemostasis. This article summarizes guidelines in management of acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding and reviews recent advances in the field. ...
Nakane Takahiko T Hematology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
We conducted an open-label, randomized study to evaluate the clinical efficacy of cefozopran, meropenem or imipenem-cilastatin using cefepime as a control in febrile neutropenia (FN) patients. Three hundred and seventy-six patients received cefepime, cefozopran, meropenem or imipenem-cilastatinas initial therapy for FN. The primary endpoint was the non-inferiority of response rates ...
Montenij Leonard - - 2014
Early goal-directed therapy refers to the use of predefined hemodynamic goals to optimize tissue oxygen delivery in critically ill patients. Its application in high-risk abdominal surgery is, however, hindered by safety concerns and practical limitations of perioperative hemodynamic monitoring. Arterial waveform analysis provides an easy, minimally invasive alternative to conventional ...
Haworth Charles S CS Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, CB23 3RE, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Macrolide antibiotics have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties in addition to antibacterial activity. Until recently, only a small number of studies evaluating macrolides in patients with non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis had been published. These were open-label, uncontrolled, short-duration studies that included small numbers of patients. However, these studies suggested that macrolides ...
Berger M M MM Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and General Intensive Care, UniversityHospital Salzburg and Paracelsus Private Medical University, Salzburg/Austria - - - 2014
Perioperative fluid management plays a fundamental role in maintaining organ perfusion, and is considered to affect morbidity and mortality. Targets according to which fluid therapy should be administered are poorly defined. This systematic review aimed to identify specific targets for perioperative fluid therapy. The PubMed database (January 1993---December 2013) and ...
Aktuglu Zeybek A Cigdem AC Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nutrition and Metabolism, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkiye. - - 2014
Tyrosinemia type 1(HT1) is a chronic disorder leading to severe hepatic, renal and peripheral nerve damage if left untreated. Despite nitisinone treatment HT1still carries the risks of hepatocellular carcinoma and neuropsychological outcomes. A retrospective single center study was carried out based on the phenotype, therapy and outcome in 38 Turkish ...
Hibino Satoshi S Pediatric Nephrology Aichi Children's Health and Medical Center, Aichi, - - 2014
This retrospective study was performed to assess the three-year outcome of a unified protocol for childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. Cyclosporine A (CsA) or CsA plus mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) were administered in cases without remission on high-dose steroid therapy.CsA was maintained at an area under the whole blood concentration-time curve up ...
Yang Woo-Young WY *ENT Department, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough; and †ENT Department Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington County, Durham, United - - 2014
To study the long-term recurrence rate of cholesteatoma with autoclaved incus autograft. Prospective observational study between 1994 and 2009. The incus remnants were autoclaved at 134°C for 24 minutes at 205 kPa. The mean follow-up duration was 65.5 months, with a minimum follow-up duration of 31 months and a maximum ...
Tian Simon Yu SY From the Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Division of Rheumatology and Program of Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children; Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto; Program in Population Genomics, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton; Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto; Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto; Hospital Library, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. S.Y. Tian's PhD research is funded in part by the Queen Elizabeth II-Edward Dunlop Foundation Scholarships in Science and Technology, administered at the University of Toronto. S.Y. Tian, MB, MSc, PhD (C), Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and The Hospital for Sick Children; B.M. Feldman, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and The Hospital for Sick Children; J. Beyene, PhD, Associate Professor, Program in Population Genomics, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; P.E. Brown, PhD, Associate Professor, Cancer Care Ontario, and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Program in Population Genomics, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University; E.M. Uleryk, MLS, Hospital Library, The Hospital for Sick Children; E.D. Silverman, MD, FRCPC, Professor, Division of Rheumatology and Program of Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, and Institute of Medical Science, Department of Pediatrics, and Department of Immunology, University of Toronto. Address correspondence to Dr. E.D. Silverman, Division of Rheumatology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada. E-mail: earl.silverman@sickkids.ca. Accepted for publication April 11, - - 2014
To evaluate and determine the most effective immunosuppressive therapy for the induction treatment of proliferative lupus nephritis (PLN) based on renal remission. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials was conducted. The outcomes were renal remission at 6 months: (1) normalization of serum creatinine [(sCr), or within 15% of the ...
Courrier Vincent V Département Universitaire de Médecine Générale, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, - - 2014
Using parenteral anticoagulants in compliance with their summaries of product characteristics (SPCs) and consensus guidelines is associated with decreased rates of adverse drug reactions. The objectives were to assess compliance of parenteral anticoagulants use with SPCs and 4 consensus guidelines in outpatients of general practice. A descriptive cross-sectional study was ...
Peng Kevin A KA Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, - - 2014
This study aimed to describe management of esophageal stenosis after chemoradiation therapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), with particular emphasis on techniques and outcomes with the use of the transnasal esophagoscope (TNE) in the office as well as operating room settings. Retrospective analysis of all patients with ...
Nanto Kiyonori K Cardiovascular Center, Kansai Rosai Hospital, Amagasaki, Japan - - 2014
Efficacy of endovascular therapy (EVT) with nitinol stents for femoropopliteal (FP) lesions is limited by restenosis. Oral cilostazol reduces angiographic restenosis rate; however, treatment duration remains unclear. In a retrospective analysis of a multicenter database of 3471 consecutive limbs in 2737 patients (mean age: 72 ± 9 years; 61% diabetic; ...
Igarashi Ataru A Department of Drug Policy and Management, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
IgPro20, Hizentra(®) an L-proline-stabilized 20% human subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG), has been shown in a Phase III pivotal study to be well tolerated and efficacious in adult and pediatric Japanese patients with primary immunodeficiency. Economic aspects of SCIG treatment in comparison with previous intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy were analyzed in this ...
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To determine the effectiveness of prescribed part-time patching for treatment of intermittent exotropia (IXT) in children. Multicenter, randomized clinical trial. Three hundred fifty-eight children 3 to <11 years of age with previously untreated (except for refractive correction) IXT and near stereoacuity of 400 seconds of arc or better were enrolled. ...
Moraru E E Neurological Rehabilitation Clinic HWK I, Bad Zwesten, WWK - Hessen, - - 2014
Well-organized acute and intermediate rehabilitation after stroke can provide patients with the best functional results. Several studies led to major changes in recommendations concerning remobilization therapies following stroke. Controlled studies including early mobilization in stands and training with partial body weight support on treadmills and "gait training" systems showed superior ...
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