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Pereira Alberto M AM Department of Endocrinology and Center for Endocrine Tumors, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Pituitary adenomas can be treated effectively in the vast majority of cases. After successful treatment for pituitary disease, many patients still report reduced quality of life in the presence of persistent morbidity and (slightly) increased mortality. At present, there is an increasing awareness that in many cases long-term remission of ...
Mirbehbahani Nb N Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Taleghani hospital, Janbazan Boulevard, Gorgan, - - 2014
Hemangiomas, usually, present at the first few months of life and are the most common benign tumor in children. There are various therapeutic methods for hemangioma. Capillary hemangioma is a type of hemangiomas. The steps of treatment of a child with capillary hemangioma in Taleghani Hospital of Gorgan, Iran, are ...
Salma Umme U Department of Gynecology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, 138 Tongzipo Road, Changsha, Hunan 410013, - - 2014
The primary purpose of this paper is to assess the efficacy of the use of the intrauterine device (IUD) as an adjunctive treatment modality, for intrauterine adhesions (IUAs). All eligible literatures were identified by electronic databases including PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science. Additional relevant articles were identified from citations ...
Naeini Farahnaz Fatemi FF Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
No ideal treatment has been established for Striae distensae (SD), particularly in the late phase (Striae Alba (SA)). Various types of lasers have been recently proposed as treatment options for SD. This study aims to compare the clinical efficacy of a fractional CO2 laser as well as a combination of ...
Fujita Tetsuo T Department of Respirology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, - - 2014
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare complication, but a significant prognostic factor in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SjS). Despite its efficacy, the long-term use of intravenous epoprostenol is sometimes complicated by adverse effects, such as catheter-related infection. This case involves a 38-year-old woman with PAH associated with SjS (PAH-SjS) ...
Vas Krisztina K Department of Dermatology and Allergology Clinic, University of Szeged, Korányi Fasor 6, Szeged 6720, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of the sequential combined 585 nm PDL and the 1064 nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser (PDL/Nd:YAG) in the treatment of surgical scars and to evaluate the short-term effects by in vivo confocal microscopy (RCM) and the long-term effects by clinical assessment of the scars. ...
Denoël Paule P 0000-0003-0735-4664 Emergency Service, Europe Hospital, 1040 Brussels, - - 2014
Several studies have reported underprescription of anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation (AF). We conducted an observational study on 142 out of a total of 995 consecutive ≥75 years old patients presenting AF (14%) when admitted in an emergency unit of a general hospital, in search of geriatric characteristics that might be ...
Emami Mohammad Hassan MH Poursina Hakim Research Center Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
Increasing antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) which is associated with diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, has made alternative treatments necessary. This study compares the efficacy of adding N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) to standard regimen for H. pylori eradication. We conducted a randomized, open-label trial, comparing the efficacy of ...
Karamichos Dimitrios D Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 608 Stanton L. Young Blvd, DMEI PA-409, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA. - - 2014
Keratoconus (KC) is a bilateral, asymmetric, corneal disorder that is characterized by progressive thinning, steepening, and potential scarring. The prevalence of KC is stated to be 1 in 2000 persons worldwide; however, numbers vary depending on size of the study and regions. KC appears more often in South Asian, Eastern ...
Hu Wen-Long WL Department of Chinese Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Kaohsiung Medical University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Fooyin University College of Nursing, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
To investigate the clinical effects of laser acupuncture therapy for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) after ineffective previous treatments. A retrospective observational study was conducted in 29 treatment-resistant TMD patients (25 women, 4 men; age range, 17-67 years). Subjects were treated 3 times per week for 4 weeks with the Handylaser Trion ...
Dinc─â Octavian O Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania; - - 2014
The authors report their experience using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy for the treatment of ten patients presenting bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of this therapy on recurrent BRONJ and to describe the clinical and histopathological÷immunohistochemical staining features of PRF ...
Tutela John Paul JP Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, - - 2014
Oral incompetence is a problem frequently experienced after free-flap reconstruction of the oral cavity for patients with oral carcinoma. We describe an interesting treatment modality to deal with this pathology. A 60-year-old woman diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of her oral floor was treated with chemoradiation with complete response, and ...
Fosså Sophie D SD National Resource Center for Late Effects after Cancer Treatment, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, Radiumhospital, Oslo, - - 2014
In patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), the finding of less than five circulating tumor cells (CTCs)/7.5 mL blood before start of cytotoxic treatment or shortly thereafter indicates prolonged survival. In this descriptive pilot study, we investigated whether this association depends on the sequence of the therapeutic attempts. CTCs ...
Goljan-Geremek Anna A - - 2014
The first-line therapy in chronic sarcoidosis, according to WASOG/ATS/ERS recommendations, is GCS. This therapy is associated with significant adverse effects and finally does not alter the natural history of the disease. The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of monotherapy with MTX, as an alternative ...
Bedi Pallavi P Centre for Inflammation Research, Queen's Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, - - 2014
Background:We introduced domiciliary intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy in patients with bronchiectasis to promote patient-centred domiciliary treatment instead of hospital inpatient treatment.Aim:To assess the efficacy and safety of domiciliary IV antibiotic therapy in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.Methods:In this prospective study conducted over 5 years, we assessed patients' eligibility for receiving ...
Guzel Tunccan Ozlem O Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Besevler, 06510 Ankara, - - 2014
Mild anemia and leukopenia are the most common hematologic findings in the course of acute brucellosis. However severe form of thrombocytopenia is less frequently reported. The patient was admitted to the hospital with fever, gingival bleeding, and petechial skin lesions related to severe thrombocytopenia. He was investigated for the causes ...
Manavela Marcos Paulo - - 2012
Cushing's disease is the result of chronic overproduction of ACTH by a pituitary tumor. Although the optimal treatment is surgical removal of the adenoma, medical treatment might be an option in selected cases. A 40-year old woman with Cushing's disease was treated with cabergoline, a neuromodulatory drug, for a corticotrophic ...
Kim Yu Jin - - 2012
  Adefovir add-on therapy is recommended for patients infected with lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus (HBV). We aimed to describe the long-term treatment outcome and predictors for good response of adefovir add-on therapy. A total of 559 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients who had been treated for at least 12 months ...
Saito Ikuo - - 2012
In the present investigation we extracted data on hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were enrolled in 3 studies - 2 studies of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) olmesartan medoxomil (OLM), lasting 12 weeks and 2 years, respectively, and one of the calcium channel blocker (CCB) azelnidipine (AZ) ...
Orloff Marshall J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Disability has not been studied after emergency treatment of bleeding esophageal varices (BEV). We created a disability index (DI) in a randomized controlled trial comparing emergency endoscopic therapy (EST) versus emergency portacaval shunt (EPCS). METHODS: There were 211 unselected, consecutive patients with cirrhosis and acute BEV who were randomized ...
Shimatani Tomohiko - - 2012
We aimed to determine whether reflux- and symptom-related parameters can predict the efficacy of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) in non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). Twenty-seven NERD patients who had experienced heartburn more than once a week within the previous month were enrolled. Intraesophageal pH before therapy was measured simultaneously at 5 ...
Jo Jae-Cheol - - 2012
We previously showed that hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) count is a useful surrogate for the timing of autologs stem cell collection (ASCC). We investigated the role of HPC count increment in predicting the time for optimal ASCC in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Between May 2002 and January 2011, 138 ...
Huber Adam M AM IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. - - 2012
To use consensus methods and the considerable expertise contained within the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) organization to extend the 3 previously developed treatment plans for moderate juvenile dermatomyositis (DM) to span the full course of treatment. A consensus meeting was held in Chicago on April 23-24, 2010, ...
Ung Tsiang - - 2012
This is a case series of 3 patients who presented with periocular changes in the treated eye following chronic administration of unilateral latanoprost 0.005%. The clinical changes included worsening of dermatochalasis, deepening of superior sulcus and hollowness of the lid. This similar observation was previously described in usage of bimatoprost ...
Oh Hong Sang - - 2012
The eradication rate of proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-based triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection has decreased, mainly due to increasing antibiotic resistance, especially against clarithromycin. It has been reported that a 10-day sequential strategy can produce good outcomes. The aim of this prospective study was to assess the ...
Chen Xinyue - - 2012
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) clearance is the closest cure outcome in hepatitis B. The goal of this study was to investigate clinical features in chronic hepatitis B patients achieving seroconversion of HBsAg after treatment with α-interferon (IFN-α) and a nucleos(t)ide analog. This retrospective study enrolled 38 chronic hepatitis B ...
Fleagle Jessica M - - 2012
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare autosomal dominant condition associated with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) or telangiectasias of the pulmonary, gastrointestinal or hepatic circulations. The authors present a case of a 52-year-old woman with a known diagnosis of HHT who presented for evaluation of anemia. She had an extensive history ...
Tsay Feng-Woei - - 2012
Most clinical trials concerning sequential therapy have been conducted in Italy. The efficacy of sequential therapy for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication in Asia remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of sequential therapy with standard triple therapy in Taiwan. From January 2005 to December ...
Sneller Michael C - - 2012
To perform a randomized controlled trial of rituximab in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated mixed cryoglobulinemic vasculitis. We conducted a single-center, open-label, randomized controlled trial of rituximab (375 mg/ m(2) /week for 4 weeks) compared to the best available therapy (maintenance or increase in immunosuppressive therapy) for HCV-associated cryoglobulinemic ...
De Vita S - - 2012
To conduct a long-term, prospective, randomized controlled trial evaluating rituximab (RTX) therapy for severe mixed cryoglobulinemia or cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CV). Fifty-nine patients with CV and related skin ulcers, active glomerulonephritis, or refractory peripheral neuropathy were enrolled. In CV patients who also had hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, treatment of the ...
Else Monica M Haemato-Oncology Research Unit, Division of Molecular Pathology, The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, - - 2012
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a key issue for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The multicenter LRF CLL4 trial, in which 777 patients were randomized to receive chlorambucil or fludarabine, alone or with cyclophosphamide (FC), assessed HRQoL at baseline, months 3, 6 and 12, then annually until 5 years, ...
Mina Rina R Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, - - 2012
To formulate consensus treatment plans (CTPs) for induction therapy of newly diagnosed proliferative lupus nephritis (LN) in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A structured consensus formation process was employed by the members of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance after considering the existing medical evidence and current treatment approaches. ...
Cordaro Luca - - 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the use of enamel matrix derivative (EMD) improves clinical results of the coronally advanced flap (CAF) procedure in the treatment of multiple gingival recession defects. Ten patients presenting at least two adjacent buccal gingival recession defects affecting symmetric teeth on both ...
Liapakis Ann Marie - - 2012
Telaprevir is a potent HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor. A completed development program has demonstrated the superior efficacy of a regimen of telaprevir combined with pegylated interferon alfa and ribavirin (PR) over PR alone in patients with HCV genotype 1. In the ADVANCE trial in treatment-naïve patients, 12 weeks of telaprevir, ...
Oliveira de Morais Orlando - - 2012
Background: Botulinum neurotoxin type A (BTXA) offers a minimally invasive approach for the treatment of facial rhytides and has been well accepted by male patients. However, few comparative studies about the efficacy of the different BTXA preparations in this emerging group of patients are available. Objective: To access the efficacy ...
Won Je Hwan - - 2012
The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a venotomy and manual propulsion technique that is performed to treat failed native arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) with chronic organized thrombi. For this study, we retrospectively reviewed a total of 69 venotomy and manual propulsion procedures performed from ...
Manns Michael P - - 2012
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection affects approximately 2% of the world population and can result in cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Until 2011, the standard of care (SOC) has been therapy with pegylated interferon alfa and ribavirin (PEG-IFN/RBV). Sustained virologic response rates (SVR) after SOC in patients infected with genotype 1 ...
Mangia Alessandra - - 2012
Genotype 2 (HCV-2) accounts for 8% of the patients with chronic hepatitis C virus in Europe. Because of the favourable response to interferon (IFN)-based treatment, this group is considered an 'easy-to-treat' genotype along with HCV-3. However, experimental and clinical data suggest possible differences between HCV-2 and -3. Recently, subtle differences ...
Cheng Yu-Pin - - 2012
To determine the efficacy of excimer light in the treatment vitiligo and to assess parameters affecting therapeutic results. This retrospective study analyzed 227 patches of vitiligo in 142 patients. Treatment was performed twice weekly and treatment efficacy was assessed by two independent dermatologists. Patients who received less than 24 treatment ...
Inoue Chiyoko N - - 2012
Background: We previously reported the efficacy of extensive eradication of infectious foci in oral and ENT lesions, combined with tonsillectomy plus methylprednisolone (MP) pulse therapy, for curing pediatric Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) and HSP nephritis. In the present study, we used this therapy in patients with pediatric IgA nephropathy (IgAN) to ...
Tan Jerry - - 2012
Few long-term treatment regimens for severe acne vulgaris have been investigated in clinical trials. Data were combined from two consecutive, randomized, double-blind, controlled studies to evaluate the efficacy, safety and subject satisfaction of four nine-month regimens in severe acne vulgaris treatment. Subjects were first randomized to receive doxycycline (DCN) and ...
Soheilian Masoud - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to report the 24-month findings of a randomized clinical trial comparing intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) injection alone or in combination with intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVT) versus macular laser photocoagulation (MPC) as a primary treatment for diabetic macular edema. The eyes were randomly assigned to 1 ...
Wnorowski Amelia M - - 2012
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors are widely used medications in the treatment of cancers. To review the cutaneous adverse events related to EGFR inhibitors. A retrospective chart review of all cases referred for the management of cutaneous adverse events after the initiation of EGFR inhibitor therapy between the years ...
Fakheri Hafez - - 2012
Sequential regimens have been recently reported to be superior to the standard triple therapies in Helicobacter pylori eradication, but most of these studies were performed in Europe and data from developing countries are lacking. So we designed a study to compare a sequential regimen with a bismuth-based quadruple therapy that ...
Köse Osman O Department of Dermatology, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2013
To evaluate and compare the safety and efficacy of 10% potassium hydroxide (KOH) solution and salicylic and lactic acid (SAL + LAC) combination in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum (MC). 26 patients with MC randomized into two treatment groups. 12 patients treated with 10% KOH solution and 14 patients treated ...
Kwatra Shawn G - - 2012
Abstract Background: Bullous Pemphigoid (BP) is the most common blistering autoimmune skin disease. Combination methotrexate (MTX) and prednisone therapy is an effective short-term treatment for BP. Objective: Determine the average length and frequency with which MTX and prednisone combination therapy leads to long-term remission off therapy. Methods: A retrospective chart ...
Saelim Pichai - - 2012
Abstract Background: Keratosis pilaris is a very common disorder yet very few treatment options are available. Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of long-pulsed 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser for the treatment of keratosis pilaris Materials and Methods: Eighteen patients with untreated keratosis pilaris on the upper outer arms were enrolled in a ...
Tesselaar Erik - - 2012
Aims: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves hemodynamic parameters, exercise capacity, symptoms, functional status, and prognosis among patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). The role of the vascular endothelium in these improvements is largely unknown. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether the endothelium-dependent reactivity of the peripheral microcirculation improves ...
Ramelet Albert-Adrien - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Some leg telangiectasias may be refractory to treatment, including sclerotherapy and lasers. OBJECTIVE: To describe the innovative Sclerotherapy in Tumescent Anesthesia of Reticular veins and Telangiectasias (START) approach to achieving good results in such patients, which also proves effective in treating reticular veins. METHOD: Because compression enhances the rate ...
Brack Eva - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The standard treatment of fever in chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (FN) includes emergency hospitalization and empirical intravenous antimicrobial therapy. This study determined if first-day step-down to oral outpatient treatment is not inferior to continued standard regarding safety and efficacy in children with low-risk FN. PROCEDURE: In a randomized controlled non-blinded multicenter ...
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