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Rustagi Tarun T Section of Digestive Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, - - 2014
Chronic radiation proctopathy (CRP) is a common sequela occurring even many years after pelvic radiation. Current ablative therapies for bleeding ectatic vessels have the potential for deep tissue injury leading to ulcerations, perforation, and fistulas. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy avoids deep tissue injury and is a promising treatment for CRP. ...
Malyar Nasser M NM Division of Vascular Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells (BM-MNCs) on symptoms and perfusion indices in severely symptomatic patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) without further option for endovascular or surgical revascularization. Only patients with severe symptomatic PAD (Fontaine class IIb-IV, Rutherford category ...
Pariente B B Service d'hépato-gastroentérologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Université Paris VII, Paris, - - 2014
Therapeutic objectives are currently evolving in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) from control of symptoms towards improvement of long-term disease outcomes. In patients achieving remission, safety concerns - infections or neoplasia - and economic issues are prompting de-escalation strategies. To give a complete overview of studies on de-escalating therapy in IBD. ...
Kapellas Kostas K From the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (K.K., L.M.J., L.G.D.); Preventable Chronic Disease Division (K.K., L.J.M.-B.) and Global Health Division (N.M.A., H.W.), Menzies School of Health Research, and School of Psychology and Clinical Science (H.W.), Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia; Division of Medicine, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (L.J.M.-B., N.M.A.); Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (K.O.); Aboriginal Research Unit, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (A.B.); NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (D.R.S.), Sydney Medical School (T.Y.C.), Department of Medicine (D.S.C.), and Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders (M.R.S.), University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia (D.R.S.); and Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (G.D.S.). - - 2014
Observational studies and nonrandomized trials support an association between periodontal disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease. Both diseases occur frequently in Aboriginal Australians. We hypothesized that nonsurgical periodontal therapy would improve measures of arterial function and structure that are subclinical indicators of atherosclerotic vascular disease. This parallel-group, randomized, open label clinical ...
Stephan Christoph C Medical Department no. 2, Infectious Diseases Unit, University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt, - - 2014
The rapid early-phase decay of plasma HIV-1 RNA during integrase inhibitor-based therapy is not fully understood. The accumulation of biologically active episomal HIV-1 cDNAs, following aborted integration, could contribute to antiviral potency in vivo. This prospective, controlled clinical observation study explored raltegravir's impact on the dynamics of HIV-1 RNA in ...
Okada Takeshi T Department of Surgical Neurology, Research Institute for Brain and Blood Vessels Akita, Akita, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
It is controversial whether taking antiplatelet agents (APs) or anticoagulant agents (ACs) could influence clinical outcome after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We retrospectively investigated 557 ICH patients between September 2008 and August 2013. We reviewed patients' characteristics, hematoma volume, deterioration (hematoma expansion, surgical hematoma evacuation, or death), and clinical outcome in ...
Hollinger Laura E LE Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital and Research Institute, Houston, TX; The Department of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston, TX; The Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, - - 2014
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) remains a significant cause of death in newborns and, despite improved outcomes with multimodality therapies, optimal timing of repair remains undefined. We sought to evaluate the influence of surgical timing on patient outcomes and hypothesized that delayed repair does not improve survival in CDH. Prospectively collected ...
Pillai Anilkumar P AP University Hospitals, Birmingham, United Kingdom ; - - 2014
Rationale It is not known how the 2011 Global Initiative on Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) strategy predicts clinical course of Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD). Objectives To determine how the new strategy relates to outcomes i.e. mortality, lung function decline and exacerbations in patients with AATD. Methods All PiZZ ...
García Callejo Francisco Javier FJ Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, Valencia, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Dabigatran is a new non-vitamin K antagonist (VKA) anticoagulant with anti-thrombin action, with supposedly fewer haemorrhagic complications. However, there are actually no established agents to reverse its effect, nor specific coagulation time tests for monitoring it. An observational prospective study was developed, noting epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic features among subjects ...
Wade S W SW Wade Outcomes Research and Consulting, 358 South 700 East, Suite B-432, Salt Lake City, UT, 84013, USA, - - 2014
Persistence with postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) medications is not well characterized beyond 12 months. Of 3,011 postmenopausal women treated in primary care, 36.8 % continued baseline PMO medication during 36 months of follow-up. Many factors were associated with nonpersistence, including newly initiating or switching therapy, and reporting moderate to severe side effects. Persistence with ...
Franceschini M M Department of Rehabilitation, IRCCS San Raffaele--Pisana, Rome, Italy - - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Spasticity is a common disabling symptom of several neurological conditions including stroke. Botulinum toxin type A (BTX--A) injection represents the gold standard therapy for focal spasticity. Post--stroke management of patients receiving BTX--A therapy has been variously investigated, but general agreement on how and when to implement rehabilitation is lacking. To ...
Park Yongwhi Y Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University Hospital and Gyeongsang National University School of - - 2014
Aim: Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy has been shown to attenuate the antiplatelet effects of clopidogrel. The aim of this study was to compare the antiplatelet effects of cilostazol versus clopidogrel in patients co-administered a PPI. Methods: We enrolled PPI-naïve stented patients treated with standard clopidogrel and aspirin therapy for ...
Yang Zengjie Z Ninth Department of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to survey the cepstral peak prominence (CPP) of vowel sounds and to compare objective data obtained from patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency after cleft palate surgery with objective data of those with normal healthy controls using acoustic analyzer. Participants were divided into a clinical group ...
Xu Jiarui - - 2014
Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacies of goal-directed renal replacement therapy (GDRRT) and daily hemofiltration (DHF) for treating acute kidney injury (AKI) patients after cardiac surgery. In our retrospective study, we included 140 cardiac surgery AKI patients who were treated with renal replacement therapy (RRT) ...
Demirbilek Huseyin H Developmental Endocrinology Research Group, Clinical and Molecular Genetics Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford St, London WC1N 1EH & Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Great Ormond St Hospital for Children, London WC1N 3JH, - - 2014
Context: Octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, is commonly used in diazoxide unresponsive congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) patients as a second line therapy. Objective: The aims of this study were to evaluate the dose range, side effects and long-term follow up of octreotide therapy in a large cohort of CHI patients. Setting: International ...
Kesikburun S S Department of PM&R, Turkish Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
Myasthenia gravis is an important indication for the long-term prescription of corticosteroids. We present a patient with myasthenia gravis who had worsening of symptoms associated with the use of alendronate. A 24-year-old patient with myasthenia gravis had been administered oral systemic corticosteroid (deflazacort 40 mg/day) for 3 years in order to control ...
Yang Shuofei S Research Institute of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, No. 305 East Zhongshan Road, Nanjing, 210002, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
To assess the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of catheter-directed thrombolysis and aspiration thrombectomy therapy by combined route of superior mesenteric vein and artery (SMV+SMA) for acute superior mesenteric venous thrombosis (ASMVT). This retrospective study reviewed eight ASMVT patients with transcatheter direct thrombolysis and aspiration thrombectomy therapy via SMV and indirect ...
Mansour Ahmad M AM Departments of Ophthalmology, American University of Beirut and Rafic Hariri University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon. Electronic address: - - 2014
Paraproteinemia relates to monoclonal gammopathy-producing pathologic antibodies with serous macular detachment being an uncommon ocular manifestation. We ascertained the clinical course of maculopathy in paraproteinemia and investigated the effect of various therapeutic methods on the resolution of subretinal deposits. Multicenter, retrospective, observational case series. The records of patients with paraproteinemia with ...
Menetti Federico F Stroke Unit, Department of Neuroscience, "S. Agostino Estense" Hospital; Modena, Italy - - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intra-arterial therapy as a rescue strategy after clinically failed intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) in acute ischaemic stroke patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of consecutive acute ischaemic stroke patients treated with rescue therapy. The results from this study ...
Akamatsu S S Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima, Japan; Liver Research Project Center, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan; Laboratory for Digestive Diseases, SNP Research Center, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Hiroshima, - - 2014
Treatment success of chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection has improved with the advent of telaprevir plus peg-interferon/ribavirin triple combination therapy. However, the effect of inosine triphosphatase (ITPA) polymorphism on dose reduction during triple therapy, especially during the postmarketing phase, has not been sufficiently evaluated. We analysed 273 patients ...
Tomisti Luca L L Tomisti, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Unit of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, pisa, 56124, - - 2014
Considering the different pathogenic mechanism of the two main forms of amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) we ascertained whether this results in a different onset time as well. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical records of 200 consecutive AIT patients (157 men, 43 women; mean age 62.2±12.6 years) referred to our Department from ...
Ma Margaret H Y MH From the Academic Department of Rheumatology, King's College London School of Medicine, London, UK. Supported by the UK National Institute of Health Research (DRF-2009-02-86 to M.H.Y. Ma) and Arthritis Research UK (Grant Reference Number 19739 to I.C. Scott). M.H.Y. Ma, BSc, MBBS, MSc, MRCP; I.C. Scott, MBChB, MRCP, MSc; C. Dahanayake, BSc; A.P. Cope, BSc, PhD, MBBS, FRCP; D.L. Scott, BSc, MD, FRCP, Academic Department of Rheumatology, King's College London School of Medicine. Address correspondence to Dr. M.H.Y. Ma, Department of Rheumatology, King's College London School of Medicine, Weston Education Centre, King's College London, 10 Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RS, UK. E-mail: margaret.ma@nhs.net. Accepted for publication March 14, - - 2014
Early intensive treatment is now the cornerstone for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the era of personalized medicine, when treatment is becoming more individualized, it is unclear from the current literature whether all patients with RA benefit equally from such intensive therapies. We investigated the benefit of different ...
Linder Brian J BJ Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
To evaluate the clinical presentation, management and outcomes for patients undergoing cystectomy for refractory hemorrhagic cystitis. We identified 21 patients with refractory hematuria treated with cystectomy at our institution between 2000-2012. Prior to cystectomy, all patients had failed clot evacuation, bladder fulguration, and bladder irrigation. Additionally, 45% had received prior ...
Kang Kyu Keun KK Kyu Keun Kang, Dong Ho Lee, Dong Hyun Oh, Hyuk Yoon, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Gyeongi-do 463-707, South - - 2014
To investigate moxifloxacin-containing triple therapy as second-line treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection following failed first-line treatment. The sample included 312 patients for whom first-line treatment failed between January 2008 and May 2013; 27 patients were excluded, and a total of 285 patients received 7- or 14-d moxifloxacin-containing triple ...
Sanford Mark M Adis, Level 1, 5 The Warehouse Way, Northcote 0627; Private Bag 65901, Mairangi Bay, 0754, Auckland, New Zealand, - - 2014
Human immunoglobulin is an established replacement therapy for patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs). Recombinant human hyaluronidase (rHuPH20) is a spreading factor that temporarily digests hyaluronan in the skin interstitium enabling large volumes of fluid or drug solutions to be infused and absorbed subcutaneously. HyQvia(®) (IGHy) is a new combination ...
Boutroux Helene H Pediatric, adolescent and young adult oncology department, Institut Curie, Paris, - - 2014
Orbital rhabdomyosarcoma (ORMS) is associated with an excellent survival rate greater than 85%, and is considered to be a favourable site for this tumour. Treatment is based on combination chemotherapy together with best local therapy, sometimes surgery but more often radiation therapy. Local therapy is associated with frequent and potentially ...
Orbegozo Cortes D D Intensive Care Department, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB),Brussels, Brussels, Belgium - - - 2014
Fluid therapy is widely used in critically ill patients to restore effective intravascular volume and improve organ perfusion. Recent studies have questioned the administration of colloid-based solutions, especially if containing hydroxyethyl starch (HES), in different ICU populations; however, there is still uncertainty on the use of colloids as initial fluid ...
Linnér Anna A Department of Medicine Huddinge, Center for Infectious Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, - - 2014
 Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) and necrotizing fasciitis are the two most severe invasive manifestations caused by group A streptococcus (GAS). Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy has been suggested as adjunctive treatment with a beneficial effect on mortality. However the clinical evidence is limited. Here we aim to further document the ...
Jiménez-Varo E - - 2014
Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) remain as the most prescribed drug for treatment and prevention of thrombotic disorders in many countries, despite the recent approval of the new oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Although effectiveness and safety of VKAs are tightly associated to maintaining the patient within the international normalised ratio (INR) therapeutic ...
Nauck Michael A MA Diabetes Centre, Bad Lauterberg, - - 2014
To assess long-term glycaemic durability, safety and tolerability of dapagliflozin versus glipizide as add-on therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled on metformin. Research Design And Methods This was a 52-week, randomized, double-blind study of dapagliflozin (n = 406) versus glipizide (n = 408), up-titrated over 18 weeks according to tolerability and ...
Konstas Anastasios G P AG 1st University Department of Ophthalmology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1 Kyriakidi Street, 546 36, Thessaloniki, Greece, - - 2014
To compare the 24-h intraocular pressure (IOP) control and tolerability of travoprost/timolol benzalkonium chloride (BAK)-free (TTFC) vs. latanoprost/timolol fixed combination preserved with BAK (LTFC) in open-angle glaucoma patients insufficiently controlled with latanoprost 0.005% monotherapy given once in the evening. The authors have conducted a prospective, observer-masked, active-controlled, cross-over, comparison study. ...
Zhu Xianmin X Department of Hematology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, - - 2014
Severe aplastic anemia (SAA), which is considered to be an immune-mediated destruction of bone marrow stem cells with pancytopenia and hypoplasia, can be successfully treated with immunosuppressive therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Between January 2009 and December 2012, thirteen patients diagnosed with SAA were treated with tacrolimus plus ...
Schaeffer David F DF Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex 600 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X5; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 910 W. 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5Z 1M9. Electronic address: - - 2014
Anti-tumor necrosis factor α (anti-TNF-α) therapy can result in endoscopic healing, reduction of symptoms, and reduced need for surgery and hospitalization in many patients with Crohn's disease (CD). Earlier data suggested that anti-TNF-α therapy may be associated with fibrosis and stricturing. We sought to determine whether anti-TNF-α therapy affects histologic ...
Hwang Gyojun G From the Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumi-dong, Bungdang-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi 463-707, Korea (G.H., N.M.P., S.J.P., E.A.J., O.K.K.); Department of Neurosurgery, New Korea Hospital, Gimpo, Korea (J.G.K., K.S.S.); Department of Neurosurgery, Pohang Stroke and Spine Hospital, Pohang, Korea (Y.J.L.); Department of Neuroscience, Section of Neurosurgery, Makati Medical Center, Makati, Philippines (J.B.V.); and Department of Neurosurgery, Airlangga University, Dr Sutomo General Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia - - 2014
Purpose To evaluate characteristics of delayed ischemic stroke after stent-assisted coil placement in cerebral aneurysms and to determine the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy for its prevention. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and the requirement to obtain written informed consent was ...
Nishizawa Toshihiro T *Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Tokyo Medical Center †Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine ∥∥∥Department of Pharmacy, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo ‡Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Kyoto Medical Center, Kyoto §Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Mie Central Medical Center, Mie ∥Division of Gastroenterology, National Kyushu Medical Center, Fukuoka ¶Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Saitama National Hospital, Wako #Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Beppu Medical Center, Beppu **Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Osaka Medical Center †††Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Osaka Minami Medical Center, Kawachinagano, Osaka ††Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Kanazawa Medical Center, Kanazawa, Ishikawa §§Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Fukuyama Medical Center ##Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center, Hiroshima ∥∥Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Okayama Medical Center, Okayama ¶¶Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Asahikawa Medical Center, Asahikawa §§§Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Hokkaido Medical Center, Sapporo, Hokkaido ***Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Yonago Medical Center, Yonago, Tottori, Japan ‡‡Division of Gastroenterology, Kochi National Hospital, Kochi ‡‡‡Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Matsumoto Medical Center, Mesa, Matsumoto; - - 2014
Helicobacter pylori eradication rates achieved with a first-line regimen of clarithromycin (CLR) combined with amoxicillin (AMX) and a proton pump inhibitor have recently fallen to ≤80% because of the increasing incidence of CLR resistance in Japan. This randomized multicenter trial aimed to compare the eradication success of 2 first-line triple ...
Martín-Merino Elisa E Spanish Centre for Pharmacoepidemiologic Research (CEIFE), Almirante 28-2, 28004, Madrid, - - 2014
In this retrospective database study, carried out using The Health Improvement Network, a UK primary care database, we followed up patients who were prescribed low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) (75-300 mg/day) for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in 2000-2007, and who discontinued therapy for a period of at least 90 days during ...
Roblin Xavier X Service de Gastrologie-Entérologie-Hépatologie, CHU de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, - - 2014
OBJECTIVES:Several decision algorithms based on the measurement of infliximab (IFX) trough levels and antibodies to IFX have been proposed. Whether such algorithms can be extrapolated to the pharmacokinetics of adalimumab (ADA) has yet to be determined.METHODS:A prospective study included all consecutive patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) having a disease ...
Loftus Edward V EV Jr *Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnestota; †Health Economics, RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; and ‡Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, New - - 2014
Immunomodulator (IM) treatments in ulcerative colitis (UC) are not curative and carry increased risk of complications, sometimes leading to therapy changes, reduced treatment benefits, and eventual relapse. We assessed patterns of IM utilization and therapy changes, complications, and disease relapse in a real-world population of patients with moderate-to-severe UC. Claims ...
Pd Med Collaborative - - 2014
Whether initial treatment for Parkinson's disease should consist of levodopa, dopamine agonists, or monoamine oxidase type B inhibitors (MAOBI) is uncertain. We aimed to establish which of these three classes of drug, as initial treatment, provides the most effective long-term control of symptoms and best quality of life for people ...
Yadav N N Department of Periodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate lactoferrin quantification as a sensitive and objective method of detecting the degree of periodontal inflammation, oxidative stress and to monitor the effects of periodontal therapy. Fifty subjects were divided into two groups based on gingival index, probing pocket depth, clinical attachment loss ...
Vora Ajay A Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
No randomised study has shown whether stratification of treatment by minimal residual disease (MRD) response improves outcome in children and young people with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). We assessed whether children and young people with clinical standard and intermediate-risk ALL who have persistent MRD at the end of induction therapy ...
Margolis Jay M JM Truven Health Analytics, Bethesda, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE To our knowledge, the current study is the first to describe antiepileptic drug (AED) combination therapy patterns according to their mechanism of action (MOA) in a real-world setting and to evaluate the differences in outcomes comparing different-MOA combination therapy with same-MOA combination therapy for patients with partial-onset seizure. OBJECTIVE ...
Moursy Essam Eldin S EE Urology Department, Sohag Faculty of Medicine , Sohag , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (MNE) is a common sociomedical problem affecting children that may persist until adulthood despite various lines of therapy. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of combined laser acupuncture and desmopressin in managing patients with resistant MNE, compared with their efficacy when ...
Testa Giuseppina G Department of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive, Children's Hospital Bambino Gesu', Rome, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) and conventional O2 therapy (OT) in paediatric cardiac surgical patients; the primary objective of the study was to evaluate whether HFNC was able to improve PaCO2 elimination in the first 48 h after extubation postoperatively. We conducted a ...
Ziyao Li L Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Zhong Shan Road, No. 222, 116011, Dalian, - - 2014
This study aims to investigate the safety and efficiency of the holmium laser therapy in extramammary Paget's disease. The clinical data of 61 patients was collected since 2002 to 2012, confirmed as non-subcutaneous invasive extramammary Paget's disease by biopsy and underwent surgery. All patients were divided into two groups. Group ...
Hernigou Philippe P Orthopaedic Surgery, Hopital Henri Mondor, 51 Avenue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 94010, Créteil, France, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of biologic augmentation of rotator cuff repair with iliac crest bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The prevalence of healing and prevention of re-tears were correlated with the number of MSCs received at the tendon-to-bone interface. Forty-five patients in the ...
Lee Hye-Suk HS Division of Life and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and causes of early discontinuation and non-adherence to upfront and extended adjuvant letrozole therapy in breast cancer patients. Methods: Adherence was assessed using medical charts and longitudinal pharmacy records of 609 patients who initiated adjuvant letrozole between January 2002 ...
Vern-Gross Tamara Z TZ Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, Jacksonville, Florida (T.Z.V.-G.); Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (J.E.S.); Department of Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (A.B.); Department of Biostatistics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (S.W., X.X.); Department of Radiological Sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee - - 2014
A phase II trial of conformal radiotherapy (CRT) for pediatric high-grade glioma (HGG) was performed to evaluate disease control and late effects. Between July 1997 and January 2003, 34 pediatric patients (median age, 13.2 ± 6.7 years) with HGG were enrolled on an International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements ...
Andrijević Derk B B University Clinical Centre 'Sestre milosrdnice', University Department of Ophthalmology, Zagreb, - - 2014
PurposeTo report a case series of three patients with bilateral uveal effusion syndrome (UES), treated conservatively with oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and topical prostaglandin analogues (PAs).MethodsThree patients with bilateral UES were treated with the same initial therapy. Topical PA latanoprost 0.005% and acetazolamide 250 mg were administered in order to reduce ...
Kim Hae Rim HR Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of - - 2014
This study compared the antiviral efficacy of telbivudine (TBV) and entecavir (ETV) in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver cirrhosis. ETV is effective in the treatment of chronic HBV infections, even in patients with underlying cirrhosis. However, there is little information on the effect of TBV in chronic hepatitis B patients ...
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