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Vinay Keshavamurthy K Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, - - 2014
There is a lack of data on outcomes of management of pemphigus in children. We sought to evaluate rituximab treatment in childhood and juvenile pemphigus. All cases of pemphigus treated with rituximab in patients younger than 18 years were included. Clinical and epidemiologic data and details of rituximab administration were ...
Holmes David R DR Jr Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Electronic address: - - 2014
In the PROTECT AF (Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Technology for Embolic Protection in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation) trial that evaluated patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion was noninferior to warfarin for stroke prevention, but a periprocedural safety hazard was identified. The goal of this ...
Derrick-Roberts Ainslie A SA Pathology, Genetics and Molecular Pathology , 72 King William Road , North Adelaide , Adelaide, South Australia, Australia , 5006 , +618 8161 6373 , +618 8161 7100 ; - - 2014
A number of mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII) mouse models with different levels of residual enzyme activity have been created replicating the range of clinical phenotypes observed in human MPS VII patients. In this study, a lentivirus encoding murine β-glucuronidase was administered intravenously at birth to both the severe (Gusmps/mps ...
Rangaraju Srikant S From the Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA (S.R., A.A., C.S., A.J., T.G.J.); Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA (C.-H.S., R.N., M.F.); Wellstar Neurosurgery, Atlanta, GA (R.G.); and Stanford Stroke Center, Stanford University Medical Center, CA (J.T.P.L., M.M., M.L., - - 2014
Prognostication tools that predict good outcome in patients with anterior circulation large vessel occlusions after endovascular therapy are lacking. We aim to develop a tool that incorporates clinical and imaging data to predict outcomes after endovascular therapy. In a derivation cohort of anterior circulation large vessel occlusion stroke patients treated ...
Melillo Elio E Angiology Division, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, - - 2014
We evaluated the effectiveness of intravenous iloprost (IVI) in outpatients with thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) and lower limb noninvasive transcutaneous monitoring (TCM) at follow-up (FU). Ten consecutive patients with TAO underwent IVI therapy. Transcutaneous oxygen (TcPo 2) and carbon dioxide (TcPco 2) determination and laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) were performed before ...
Interlandi Emanuela E Uveitis and Ocular Immunopathology Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, "A. Cardarelli" Hospital of Naples, Italy. - - 2014
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic multisystem inflammatory disorder associated to uveitis that may represent a serious sight-threatening condition. The purpose of the present study is to assess the effectiveness of adalimumab as new strategic therapeutic approach in patients affected by severe Behçet's uveitis. Clinical data from twelve selected patients ...
Thamer Mae M Medical Technology and Practice Patterns Institute, Bethesda, - - 2014
In a landmark study, TREAT (Trial to Reduce Cardiovascular Events With Aranesp Therapy) examined the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) therapy to treat anemia among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and found no benefit compared to placebo. A retrospective observational design was used to determine the impact of TREAT ...
Boschetti Gilles G INSERM U-1111 CIRI (International Center for Infectiology Research) and University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France; Hospices Civils de Lyon, Department of Gastroenterology, Lyon-Sud Hospital, Pierre-Bénite, - - 2014
Tacrolimus in refractory ulcerative colitis often serves as a bridge to long-term maintenance therapy with thiopurines. Our aim was to review efficacy and safety of tacrolimus in active ulcerative colitis resistant to conventional therapies, including anti-tumour necrosis factor. Charts of consecutive outpatients with refractory ulcerative colitis, in whom tacrolimus was ...
Liang Huei-Lung HL Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To report a novel technique and preliminary clinical outcomes in managing lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB). Eighteen LGIB patients (11 men and 7 women, mean age: 66.2 years) were treated with artificially induced vasospasm therapy by semi-selective catheterization technique. Epinephrine bolus injection was used to initiate the vascular spasm, and followed ...
Lass-Hennemann Johanna J Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Saarland University, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Previous research in patients with phobia showed that the administration of glucocorticoids reduces fear in phobic situations and enhances exposure therapy. Glucocorticoids underlie a daily cycle with a peak in the morning and low levels during the evening and night. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether ...
Rief Harald - - 2014
The aim of this trial was to compare the effects of resistance training versus passive physical therapy on quality of life (QoL), fatigue, and emotional distress outcomes during radiation therapy in patients with spinal bone metastases under radiotherapy (RT). In this randomized trial, 60 patients were treated from September 2011 ...
El Behery Manal M MM Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt - - 2014
To compare the efficacy and safety of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) with dydrogesterone applied for the same duration in patients having endometrial hyperplasia (EH) without atypia. One hundred thirty eight women aged between 30 and 50 years with abnormal uterine bleeding and diagnosed as EH by transvaginal ultrasound were ...
Nacak Utku U From the Departments of *Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, †Histology and Embryology, and ‡Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine; and §Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, Ministry of Health, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to test our hypothesis that preoperative application of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) as a delay procedure would improve the survival of zone 4 of transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap and reduce the resulting necrotic area. Twenty-four Wistar rats were randomized and ...
Suh Hyunsuk H From the *Department of Plastic Surgery, Ewha Womans University Hospital, Seoul; and †Department of Plastic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Closed incisional wound surgery frequently leaves dead space under the repaired skin, which results in delayed healing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on incisional wounds with dead space after primary closure by evaluating the fluid volume through the suction ...
Hurt Ryan T RT Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Division of Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, - - 2014
Background: Malnutrition is a continuing epidemic among hospitalized patients. We hypothesize that targeted physician education should help reduce caloric deficits and improve patient outcomes. Materials and Methods: We performed a prospective trial of patients (n = 121) assigned to 1 of 2 trauma groups. The experimental group (EG) received targeted ...
Calvo-Río Vanesa V Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, IDIVAL, Santander, Rheumatology, Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Valencia, Rheumatology, Hospital de Valme, Sevilla, Ophthalmology and Rheumatology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Ophthalmology, Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Rheumatology and Ophthalmology, Hospital Peset Valencia, Valencia, Rheumatology Hospital Val d'Hebron, Barcelona, Ophthalmology Division, Hospital de León, Ophthalmology, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia, Ophthalmology and Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital San Cecilio, Granada, Ophthalmology, Hospital Universitario, IOBA, Valladolid, Ophthalmology, Hospital de Cruces, Bilbao, Rheumatology, Hospital de Toledo, Rheumatology and Ophthalmology, Hospital Donosti San Sebastian, Rheumatology, Hospital Basurto, Bilbao, Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario de Móstoles, Rheumatology, Hospital General de Alicante, Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario La Paz Madrid, Rheumatology, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Rheumatology and Ophthalmology, Hospital de Pontevedra, Rheumatology, Hospital Sierrallana, Torrelavega, Rheumatology, Hospital La Princesa, Madrid, Rheumatology, Hospital de Córdoba, Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario de Salamanca, Rheumatology, HUCA La Coruña, Rheumatology, Hospital Doctor Negrín Canarias, Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Rheumatology, Hospital Cabueñes, Gijón, Rheumatology, Hospital Lucus Augusti, Lugo, Rheumatology, Hospital San Pedro Alcantara, Caceres, Rheumatology, Hospital Arrixaca, Murcia, Rheumatology, Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Rheumatology, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcon, Ophthalmology, Hospital Clínico de Zaragoza, Rheumatology, Hospital de Merida, Rheumatology, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Rheumatology, Hospital de Ferrol, A Coruña, Ophthalmology, Rheumatology Hospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, and Rheumatology Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía, San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid), - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of anti-TNF-α therapy in refractory uveitis due to Behçet's disease (BD). We performed a multicentre study of 124 patients with BD uveitis refractory to conventional treatment including high-dose corticosteroids and at least one standard immunosuppressive agent. Patients were treated for ...
Wang Dajiang D Department of Ophthalmology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing - - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of diode laser transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (DLTSC) as an adjuvant therapy to treat refractory glaucoma diagnosed before or after Moscow Eye Microsurgery Complex (MICOF) keratoprosthesis surgery. Fifteen patients underwent unilateral DLTSC to treat refractory glaucoma diagnosed before or after undergoing MICOF keratoprosthesis surgery. The cause ...
Loustaud-Ratti Véronique V Service d'Hépato-gastroentérologie, CHU de Limoges, 2, avenue Martin-Luther-King, 87042, Limoges, France; Inserm UMR 1092, Faculté de médecine de Limoges, Université de Limoges, Limoges, - - 2014
Renal toxicity of first generation protease inhibitors (PIs) was not a safety signal in phase III clinical trials, but was recently reported in studies. It appeared important to determine the clinical significance of these findings. We retrospectively analyzed 101 HCV patients receiving triple therapy with telaprevir (n=36) or boceprevir (n=26) ...
Dong Jun J Department of Medical Imaging and Image Guided Therapy, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, East Dong Feng Road 651, Guangzhou, 510060, Guangdong, People's Republic of - - 2014
The objective of this study was to assess the clinical efficacy of genetically engineered recombinant human adenovirus type 5 (rhAd5) plus transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Data from two groups of patients with unresectable HCC were retrospectively reviewed. One group included 149 patients treated with ...
Viers B R BR Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Despite global concerns for antibiotic related complications, the duration of antibiotic therapy at time of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) varies based upon individual physician practice. Herein, we evaluate perioperative antibiotic related complications among patients receiving extended antimicrobial therapy at PCNL. We reviewed 227 consecutive patients undergoing PCNL from 2009-2013. Patients with ...
Peng Ke K Department of Anesthesiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the influence of stroke volume variation (SVV)-based goal-directed therapy (GDT) on splanchnic organ functions and postoperative complications in orthopedic patients. Subjects and Methods: Eighty patients scheduled for major orthopedic surgery under general anesthesia were randomly allocated to one of two equal groups to receive either intraoperative volume ...
Alexopoulos D D Dimitrios Alexopoulos, MD, FACC, FESC, Cardiology Department, Patras University Hospital, Rion 26500, Patras, Greece, Tel/Fax: +30 2610992941, E-mail: - - 2014
Platelet reactivity (PR) and bleeding events following therapy with ticagrelor vs prasugrel have not been adequately studied. We aimed to compare PR and bleeding events in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) while on ticagrelor vs prasugrel for one month. Consecutive patients who were discharged ...
Lee Jung Won JW Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital , Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. The eradication rate of 10-day sequential therapy for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection was not satisfactory in Korea, probably due to antibiotic resistance. To compare the treatment efficacy of 15-day and 10-day sequential therapy of conventional 7-day proton pump inhibitor (PPI) triple therapy for the treatment of H. ...
García Seara Javier J Cardiology Department, Arrhythmia Unit, Clinical University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine the long-term effectiveness of hybrid therapy in the control of atrial fibrillation (AF) as well as the differences in clinical outcomes between patients with antiarrhythmic drug atrial flutter (AAD-AFl), those with coexistent AFl and AF, and isolated AFl. Four hundred eight patients who consecutively underwent cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) ...
Kim Young-Sun YS 1 Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-710, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purposes of this study were to assess the widths of the intercostal spaces of the right inferior human rib cage through which high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy would be applied for treating liver cancer and to elucidate the demographic factors associated with intercostal space width. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. From ...
Katayama Kou K Katayama Orthopaedic Rheumatology Clinic , Asahikawa , - - 2014
Objective. We retrospectively investigated the inhibitory effect on radiographic joint damage (RJD) for non-biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (non-bioDMARD) monotherapy or methotrexate (MTX) combination therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the disease activity score with 28 joint counts with erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28) remission. Methods. Eighty-four patients (55 cases of monotherapy, ...
Chen Xuefu X Department of Infection, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, - - 2014
The present study compared the efficacy of standard and extended durations of PEG-IFNα-2a monotherapy for treatment of HBeAg-negative Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis B. Patients were randomized to receive standard therapy (n = 38; 48 weeks treatment) or extended therapy (n = 42; 72 weeks treatment). Extended therapy resulted in a significantly higher HBV ...
Ali Syed Shahzad SS Department of Physiotherapy, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, - - 2014
To evaluate the effectiveness of Manual Therapy in comparison to Electrophysical agents in Knee Osteoarthritis. Total 50 patients with knee osteoarthritis were recruited from OPD of orthopedics civil hospital and Institute Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi. All those patients who fulfilled inclusion criteria were ...
Moodie Marj M Deakin Health Economics, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine whether bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)-directed therapy for infants and young children with cystic fibrosis (CF), rather than standard therapy, was justified on the grounds of a decrease in average costs and whether the use of BAL reduced treatment costs associated with hospital admissions. Costs were assessed in a randomized ...
Kaya Cihan C Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Van Özalp State Hospital, Van, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the effect of enoxaparin on ovarian reserve and serum antimüllerian hormone (AMH) levels in a rat ovarian torsion model. Experimental study. Experimental surgery laboratory in a training and research hospital. Fourteen female Wistar Hannover rats. 1) Control group received no special treatment other than abdominal exposure; 2) detorsion-only ...
Nicol Noreen Heer NH College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colo; Department of Nursing, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colo. Electronic address: - - 2014
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin disease of children and is a global public health problem. National and international AD guidelines address AD care in a stepwise fashion. Wet wrap therapy (WWT) is a therapeutic intervention for moderate-to-severe AD. This cohort study evaluated the effectiveness ...
Campbell Noreen N TCS Systems, North Saanich, BC, Canada; email: - - 2014
Maggot debridement is the deliberate use of larvae known to consume only necrotic tissue. A retrospective quality improvement analysis of maggot debridement therapy (MDT) was conducted among patients with devitalized tissue or gangrene attending a Canadian foot and leg ulcer clinic who received MDT between January 2001 and June 2006. ...
Sauerhammer Tina M TM Washington, D.C.; and Boston, Mass. From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Children's National Medical Center; and the Department of Neurological Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical - - 2014
The combination of endoscope-assisted suturectomy and postoperative helmet therapy has been advocated to treat unilateral coronal synostosis. However, surgical outcomes can vary. One possible explanation for this inconsistency is early closure of the craniectomy gap. The authors examined short-term postoperative patency of the craniectomy gap and its relationship to phenotypic ...
Yim Elizabeth E Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, - - 2014
Limitation of ankle movement may contribute to calf muscle pump failure, which is thought to contribute to venous leg ulcer formation, which affects nearly 1 million Americans. We therefore wished to study ankle movement in patients with venous leg ulcers and its effect on healing. Using goniometry, we measured baseline ...
Rovner Eric E Department of Urology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, - - 2014
Candidates for onabotulinumtoxinA are generally patients with overactive bladder (OAB) or neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) whose disease is inadequately controlled with behavioral therapy and oral medication. All patients must be willing and able to perform clean intermittent catheterization (CIC). Before the decision to administer onabotulinumtoxinA is made, the clinician should ...
Hong Keun-Sik KS Department of Neurology, Stroke Center, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University, Goyang, - - 2014
Dual antiplatelet therapy simultaneously blocks different platelet activation pathways and might thus be more potent at inhibiting platelet activation and more effective at reducing major ischemic vascular events compared to antiplatelet monotherapy. Aspirin plus clopidogrel dual therapy is now the standard therapy for patients with acute coronary syndrome and for ...
Shan Weiwei W Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China. ; Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, - - 2014
To compare the efficacy of metformin plus megestrol acetate (MA) with that of MA alone for treating endometrial atypical hyperplasia (EAH). This pilot study included 16 EAH patients who met at least one metabolic syndrome (MS) criterion and received either adjunctive metformin plus MA (MET group) or MA monotherapy (MA ...
Del Rosso James Q JQ Clinical Professor (Dermatology), Adjunct Faculty, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, Nevada and Private Practice, Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery/Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Las Vegas Skin & Cancer Clinic/West Dermatology Group, Henderson and Las Vegas, - - 2014
Onychomycosis is a common infection of the nail unit that is usually caused by a dermatophyte (tinea unguium) and most frequently affects toenails in adults. In most cases, onychomycosis is associated with limited treatment options that are effective in achieving complete clearance in many cases. In addition, recurrence rates are ...
Fitzmaurice Gerard J GJ Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland; Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cardiac surgical patients often have associated comorbidities that can impede normal wound healing; however, statin therapy has the potential to improve this process through augmentation of the normal inflammatory response. Outcomes included a 30% earlier rate of wound epithelialization and an 80% greater wound-breaking strength combined with faster wound healing ...
Fernandes Ana Paula AP Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Public Health, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, - - 2014
This study aimed to compare the clinical and radiographic effectiveness of Low Level Laser Therapy in vital pulp of human primary teeth. Sixty mandibular primary molars of children aged between 5-9 years were assigned into four groups: Diluted Formocresol (FC), Calcium Hydroxide (CH), Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Calcium Hydroxide ...
Togsverd-Bo K K Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, - - 2014
Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) for actinic keratoses (AK) is hampered by pain during illumination and inferior efficacy in organ-transplant recipients (OTR). We assessed ablative fractional laser (AFL)-assisted daylight photodynamic therapy (PDT) (AFL-dPDT) compared to daylight PDT (dPDT), conventional PDT (cPDT) and AFL alone (AFL) in field treatment of AK in ...
Gupta Gaurav G 1 Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. 2 Department of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. 3 Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 4 Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 5 Department of Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. 6 Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 7 Address correspondence to: Nada Alachkar, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 Wolfe Street, Brady 502, Baltimore, MD - - 2014
Although several strategies for treating early antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in kidney transplants have been investigated, evidence on treatment of late AMR manifesting after 6 months is sparse. In this single-center series, we present data on 23 consecutive patients treated for late AMR. Late AMR was diagnosed using Banff 2007 criteria ...
Khandelwal P P Bone Marrow Transplant and Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. Electronic address: - - 2014
Therapy of refractory autoimmunity remains challenging. In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic effect of bortezomib, a proteasome inhibitor, by targeting plasma cells in seven patients, median age 9.9 years. Four doses of bortezomib were administered at a dose of 1 3.mg/m2 intravenously (n=6) or subcutaneously (n=1) every seventy-two hours. ...
Ion Daniela D Oral Medicine Department, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, - - 2014
Acute graft-versus-host-disease (aGVHD) is a major complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The purpose of this study was to characterize the oral features associated with aGVHD. Patients who underwent HSCT between 1995 and 2010 and developed prominent oral aGVHD. Data was collected from patient medical records and analyzed ...
Yang Xi X *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China; †Special Department of Hemangioma, Hospital of PLA General Political Department, Beijing, - - 2014
Lymphangioma circumscriptum (LC) is a type of microcystic lymphatic malformation involving the skin and mucosa that presents as translucent vesicles of varying size with a pink, red, or black hue. Lymphangioma circumscriptum causes not only cosmetic problems but also refractory rupture, infection, lymphorrhea, and bleeding. Various invasive methods, such as ...
Honda Shigeru S Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, - - 2014
Background: To compare the outcomes of photodynamic therapy (PDT) between two different angiographic subtypes of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Methods: Ninety-three consecutive cases of PCV were classified into two phenotypes (42 type 1 and 51 type 2) according to the presence or absence of feeding vessels found on indocyanine green ...
Malev E E Almazov Federal Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Centre, Saint Petersburg, Russian - - 2014
The inhibition by angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) the transforming growth factor-b (TGF-b) induced extracellular matrix production has been shown recently in cultured valvular interstitial cells obtained from patients with mitral valve prolapse (MVP) undergoing mitral valve repair. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of ARB therapy on TGF-b serum ...
Kuleshova D D Saint Petersburg State University, Internal Medicine, Saint Petersburg, Russian - - 2014
To assess the problem of no need for routine coagulation laboratory monitoring of direct thrombin inhibitors and direct factor Xa inhibitors. 52 patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease and at least one CHA2DS2VASc risk factor were enrolled. Mean CHA2DS2VASc score 4,6, mean HAS-BLED score 2. Exclusion criteria: eGFR < 30 ml/min. 40 patients (18 females and ...
Walsh Michael M Departments of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University and Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; - - 2014
Treatment with azathioprine within 3 months of remission induction with cyclophosphamide is a common treatment strategy for patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis. This study comprised patients undergoing long-term follow-up who were randomly allocated to azathioprine after 3-6 months or after 12 months of cyclophosphamide treatment.DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Patients from ...
Haider Ahmad A Private Urology Practice, Bremerhaven, - - 2014
Although there is no evidence that testosterone (T) therapy increases risk of prostate cancer (PCa), there is a paucity of long-term data. To determine whether incidence of PCa is increased in hypogonadal men receiving long-term T therapy. In three parallel, prospective, ongoing, cumulative registry studies, 1,023 hypogonadal men received T ...
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