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Hashemi Mostafa M Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kashani Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
This study was done to evaluate the effect of itraconazole on clinical symptoms and radiologic findings in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis after surgery. In a clinical trial which was conducted in Alzahra and Kashani hospitals, from November 2011 to December 2012, 22 patients with recurrent postsurgical chronic ...
Cesar Carina C Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, - - 2014
Access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is expanding in Latin America. Many patients require second and third line therapy due to toxicity, tolerability, failure, or a combination of factors. The need for third line HAART, essential for program planning, is not known. Antiretroviral-naïve patients ≥18 years who started first ...
Ten Cate-Hoek Arina J AJ Laboratory for Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands Department of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The - - 2014
Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a serious complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg that affects 20-50% of patients. Once a patient experiences PTS there is no treatment that effectively reduces the debilitating complaints. Two randomised controlled trials showed that elastic compression stocking (ECS) therapy after DVT for 24 months ...
Takeda Sakurako S Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East, Tokyo, Japan ; Department of Ophthalmology, Nippori Clinic, Medical Center East, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate the effect on the intraocular pressure (IOP) of a dorzolamide/timolol (1%/0.5%) fixed combination (DTFC) ophthalmic agent for 3 years. A total of 19 consecutive patients who had previously been treated with mono-therapy or any combination of a beta-blocker, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, or prostaglandin analog, for primary ...
Lin Lung-Huang LH Departments of Pediatrics, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan School of Medicine, FuJen Catholic University, New Taipei City, - - 2014
To assess the effectiveness of conservative treatment for adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) in children. Systematic review of studies involved children with ASBO who received initial conservative/non-operative treatment. The search was performed in April 2013 using PubMed (see online supplementary file 1), current contents, and the Cochrane database. Children with ...
Li Yuan-Rung YR 0000-0002-5041-7731 Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University, Kaohsiung 81362, - - 2014
Background. Argon plasma coagulation (APC) is useful to treat upper gastrointestinal bleeding, but its hemostatic efficacy has received little attention. Aims. This investigation attempted to determine whether additional endoscopic injection before APC could improve hemostatic efficacy in treating high-risk bleeding ulcers. Methods. From January 2007 to April 2011, adult patients ...
Manabe Yasuaki Y Department of Dermatology, Tokai University School of Medecine, 143 Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa 259-1193, Japan. - - 2014
A 7-year-old boy, taking lessons at a yacht school at Enoshima in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan, recognized a linear eruption on his left lower leg during practice in August 2012. As it gradually enlarged, he visited a local medical clinic. The eruption initially improved with topical treatment but exacerbated in ...
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 ...
Dincă 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 ...
Ismail Sohair S National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute (Sohair Ismail, Kamal Hassan Kamal), Cairo University, - - 2014
Lamivudine monotherapy is effective in suppressing hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication to undetectable levels by PCR, in ameliorating liver disease and to some extent in achieving HBsAg seroconversion. This study aimed at assessing the virological and biochemical responses as well as breakthrough in HBeAg-negative chronic HBV (CHB) Egyptian patients receiving ...
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 ...
Wang Wei W Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of photodynamic therapy (PDT) combined with intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors compared to those of PDT alone in the treatment of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). A systematic search of Pubmed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library was ...
Badawy Shawky Z A SZ Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SUNY, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, - - 2014
A 42-year-old multiparous patient presented for consultation as a referral for management of recurrent catamenial pneumothorax. Evaluation by a pulmonologist failed to reveal any chest masses. She was treated for endometriosis using Danazol 800 mg daily for 6 months. Pneumothorax did not recur during treatment and during follow-up visits.
Kumar Santosh S 0000-0002-6195-1913 Department of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, - - 2014
Purpose. To study the efficacy of optical internal urethrotomy with intralesional injection of Vatsala-Santosh PGI tri-inject (triamcinolone, mitomycin C, and hyaluronidase) in the treatment of anterior urethral stricture. Material and Methods. A total of 103 patients with symptomatic anterior urethral stricture were evaluated on the basis of clinical history, physical ...
Dong Lin L Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, The Affiliated Hospital of Guilin Medical College Guilin 541001, - - 2014
The objective of the study was to investigate whether subclinical hypothyroidism is a risk factor for a delayed clinical complete response in patients with SLE. This study included 363 patients with SLE classified according to the ACR classification criteria. These patients were divided into three groups: those who had subclinical ...
Alizadeh M M . - - 2014
Peyronie's disease described as penile curvature, fibromathosis and pain that occur most often in men aged 40 to 60 years. The main complaint that caused the patient to visit the clinic is nodules on the upper surface of the penis, causing curvature and distortion particularly during erection, but they don't ...
Samarei R R . - - 2014
Chronic media otitis is a common cause of reference to ear, nose and throat clinics and the treatment is one of the health problems among ENT specialists. Ciprofloxacin drop that is of fluoroquinolone drug class due to good treatment effect is now widely used in the treatment of chronic media ...
Gaskell Katherine M KM Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi; Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United - - 2014
We have previously reported high ten-week mortality from cryptococcal meningitis in Malawian adults following treatment-induction with 800mg oral fluconazole (57% [33/58]). National guidelines in Malawi and other African countries now advocate an increased induction dose of 1200mg. We assessed whether this has improved outcomes. This was a prospective observational study ...
Angadi Savita S SS P.G. Department of Shalakya Tantra, Shri J.G.C.H.Society's Ayurvedic Medical College, Ghataprabha, Belgaum, - - 2014
Vyanga is one of the Kshudraroga, characterized by the presence of Niruja (painless) and Shavavarna Mandalas (bluish-black patches) on face. It is one of the most common diseases as regards the face is concerned. On the basis of clinical features, it can be compared with facial melanosis, one of the ...
Sterr Annette A School of Psychology, University of Surrey , Guildford , - - 2014
CI therapy is effective in patients with relatively good levels of residual arm function but its applicability to patients with low-functioning hemiparesis is not entirely clear. In the present study, we examined the feasibility and efficacy of the CI therapy concept in patients with very limited upper arm function prior ...
Rana Zaker Z Department of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital , Washington, DC , - - 2014
Irritative voiding symptoms are common in elderly men and following prostate radiotherapy. There is limited clinical data on the impact of hypofractionated treatment on irritative voiding symptoms. This study sought to evaluate urgency, frequency, and nocturia following stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer. Patients treated with SBRT monotherapy ...
Weitz Jeffrey I JI Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University and the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2X2 - - 2014
New, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been developed to overcome the limitations of warfarin. These include dabigatran, which inhibits thrombin, and rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban, which inhibit factor Xa. In the US, rivaroxaban and apixaban are licensed for thromboprophylaxis after elective hip or knee arthroplasty, and rivaroxaban and ...
Dimopoulos M A MA Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, - - 2014
Data from two randomized pivotal, phase 3 trials evaluating the combination of lenalidomide and dexamethasone in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) were pooled to characterize the subset of patients who achieved long-term benefit of therapy (progression-free survival ⩾3 years). Patients with long-term benefit of therapy (n=45) had a median duration of ...
Bjørn M E ME Department of Hematology, Roskilde University Hospital, Køgevej 7-13, 4000 Roskilde, - - 2014
We report a 55 year old woman with post-ET PV for 12 years, who experienced resolution of severe constitutional symptoms within 3 days, a marked reduction in splenomegaly and a rapid decline in the JAK2V617F allele burden during combination therapy with interferon-alpha2a and ruxolitinib. Within 4 weeks the patient achieved ...
Piekarska Anna - - 2014
The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of an initial dose of ribavirin administered before a 48-week course of treatment with peg-IFN + ribavirin in treatment-naïve patients and in patients after previous failure of CHC treatment. A total of 103 patients with chronic hepatitis C infected with ...
Antinori Andrea A Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Rome, - - 2014
In previous studies, protease inhibitor (PI) monotherapy has shown trends for higher low-level elevations in HIV-1 RNA compared to triple therapy, but no increase in the risk of drug resistance. A total of 273 patients with HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL for over 24 weeks on current antiretrovirals switched to DRV/r ...
Yang Bo B Kidney institute of CPLA, Division of Nephrology, Changzheng hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, - - 2014
This study was aimed at determining the effects and safety of Da-Cheng-Qi decoction (DCQD) or DCQD combined with conservative therapy in patients with intestinal obstruction. PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and several other databases were searched. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of DCQD or DCQD plus conservative therapy in patients ...
Giacomelli Andrea A Infectious Diseases Unit, DIBIC Luigi Sacco, Milan, - - 2014
Introduction: Since antiretroviral therapy must be taken lifelong, persistence and safety have become the goals to achieve. Protease inhibitors, in particular atazanavir (ATV) with or without ritonavir (r), represent a highly prescribed class in real life long-term treatment. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in HIV-1-positive patients who were ...
Wiesmann Frank F HIV & Hepatitis Research, PZB Aachen, Aachen, - - 2014
Introduction: An association of persistent low level viremia (LLV) below 500 copies/mL and a higher risk of therapy failure is still point of controversial discussion. Furthermore, it seems that LLV occurs more frequently in patients with protease-inhibitor regimens than in NNRTI- / or integrase-inhibitor containing therapies. The focus of this ...
Borghetti Alberto A Institute of Clinical Infectious Disease, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, - - 2014
Introduction: According to recent evidence about boosted protease inhibitors (PIs/r)-simplified regimens, the combination of 3TC and DRV/r 800/100 mg could represent a feasible option for optimizing antiretroviral therapy (ART) in treatment-experienced HIV+ patients. Patients and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated patients switching to 3TC+DRV/r, with at least six months of viral ...
Jeger Raban R Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, - - 2014
During the last years, the numbers of interventions in structural heart disease such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), percutaneous treatment of mitral regurgitation using the MitraClip, closure of atrial septal defects (ASD) and others have constantly increased. While the 20th century was called the century of surgery, it appears ...
Rezaieyazdi Zahra Z Rheumatic Diseases Research Center, Ghaem Hospital, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2014
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has long been used to manage lupus nephritis. Despite research on its long-term efficacy, it is still warranted to conduct further investigation regarding its indications, safety and outcome. This study was intended to evaluate our proposed protocol in maintenance therapy with MMF. Twenty-four lupus nephritis patients were ...
Nomura Hideyuki H Center for Liver Disease, Shin-kokura Hospital, - - 2014
Objective The sustained virological response (SVR) rate has improved to >70% for patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 treated with the triple therapy of telaprevir (TVR), pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN)-α, and ribavirin (RBV). However, this therapy has various adverse effects, although there have been no reports of it decreasing body ...
Iizuka Masahiro M Department of Gastroenterology, Akita Red Cross Hospital, - - 2014
A 29-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis underwent total colectomy with ileal-pouch-anal canal anastomosis in 1999. After the surgery, she developed refractory pouchitis. We administered metronidazole, mesalamine and ciprofloxacin; however, her clinical symptoms improved only very slightly. We initiated treatment with infliximab in June 2011 and discontinued the antibiotics. Thereafter, the ...
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 ...
Panou Nikol N *Department of Ophthalmology, Zoodochos Pigi Wing, Amalia Fleming Prefectoral General Hospital, Athens, Greece †Retina ‡Uveitis Services, Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2013
To present a case with bilateral choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to acute disseminated encephalomyelitis-associated choroiditis requiring immunomodulatory therapy for prevention of recurrence. The clinical course of a patient diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, who developed bilateral choroiditis at the time of his neurologic diagnosis and bilateral CNV 6 years later, ...
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 ...
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