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Parma Marta - - 2014
Context • Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal discharge in women during their fertile years. BV prevalence runs from 10%-50%, in part due to the high rate of recurrence after standard treatment. Women with BV may experience a decreased quality of life and are at risk ...
Kim Won W Department of Urology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, - - 2014
To assess changes in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), prostate volume, and serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) after discontinuation of 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5ARI) combination therapy in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). From December 2003 to December 2012, data were collected retrospectively from 81 men more than 40 years of ...
Koido Shigeo S Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, - - 2014
Previous work has demonstrated that intestinal bacteria, such as Fusobacterium varium (F. varium), contribute to the clinical activity in ulcerative colitis (UC); thus, an antibiotic combination therapy (amoxicillin, tetracycline, and metronidazole (ATM)) against F. varium can induce and maintain UC remission. Therefore, we investigated whether ATM therapy induces a long-term ...
Xia Huan H Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Beijing Institute of Respiratory Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
Talc pleurodesis has been widely used to control malignant pleural effusion; however, it is still not clear whether talc pleurodesis is more effective than other local therapies. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of talc pleurodesis in the management of malignant pleural effusion. PubMed, Embase, and ...
Zachariah M M Department of Medicine/Division of Nephrology, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Efforts to improve long-term patient and allograft survival have included use of induction therapies as well as steroid and/or calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) avoidance/minimization. This is a retrospective review of kidney transplant recipients between September 2004 and July 2009. Immune minimization (group 1; n = 182) received alemtuzumab induction, low-dose CNI, and mycophenolic ...
Kobidze T T Acad. N. Kipshidze Central University Clinic, Tbilisi, Georgia; Toxicology Center MoH of Azerbaijan, - - 2014
Intentional self-injection of metallic mercury case report is presented. A 22 year old man with a past medical history of ethylene glycol suicidal poisoning was admitted to a Acad. N. Kipshidze Central University Clinic in Tbilisi, four months after deliberate intravenous injection of an unknown quantity of metallic mercury from ...
Król Aleksandra - - 2014
Radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy may induce or worsen orbitopathy (GO) in Graves' disease (GD). The aim of this study was a prospective assessment of the risk of GO exacerbation in a GD patients cohort submitted to RAI therapy for hyperthyroidism. 208 consecutive GD patients treated with 131I in 2007 were ...
Beadles Christopher A CA Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Durham, North Carolina, - - 2014
The Joint Commission revised its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) to include oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) in 2008. We sought to examine the effect of including OAT in The Joint Commission's NPSGs on historically low rates of OAT initiation for individuals with incident atrial fibrillation (AF). Southeastern state in the ...
Yoshikawa Keiji K Yoshikawa Eye Clinic, Tokyo, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of brinzolamide 1%/timolol 0.5% fixed-combination (BRINZ/TIM-FC) therapy compared with timolol 0.5% (TIM) monotherapy in Japanese patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. This randomized, double-masked, multicenter study included Japanese patients aged ≥20 years. Patients were treated during a 4-week observation period with TIM monotherapy ...
Bossard M M University Hospital, Petersgraben 4, 4031, Basel, SWITZERLAND; - - 2014
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy with defibrillator backup (CRT-D) is an established therapeutic option in selected heart failure patients. Data on its pronounced long-term outcome are scarce. We evaluated the long-term outcome (>5 years) of patients with the main focus on device-associated events. Out of a prospective CRT-D registry with 219 patients, ...
Nagai Sonoko S Central Clinic, Clinical Research Center, - - 2014
Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of combination therapy consisting of low-dose corticosteroids with weekly methotrexate in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis in whom long-term therapy is required. Combination therapy was selected because long-term standard corticosteroid therapy tends to result in various adverse effects and the steroid-sparing effects of ...
Ikeda Ken K Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medicine, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, - - 2014
Objective The discontinuation of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) increases the risk of stent thrombosis after coronary stenting. Some patients must discontinue DAPT due to gastrointestinal (GI) tract disease; however, the type of examination that is most useful for detecting GI tract diseases has not been fully evaluated. The purpose of ...
Kwon You-Jung YJ Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of needle-pricking therapy on peripheral facial paralysis. Methods: This study included 162 patients with peripheral facial paralysis, 107 of whom were treated with usual care (conventional and alternative treatments) and 55 of whom were additionally treated with needle-pricking therapy ...
Vojtassak J J - - 2014
Objectives: The study presented an ultrasound (US) monitoring of treatment as a new imaging US method with the results of therapy of clinically significant knee osteoarthritis.Background: X-ray is widely used for knee osteoarthritis classification, which does not involve the evaluation of the soft tissue. High frequency and high resolution US ...
Ofner Michael M 0000-0003-0964-0955 Department of Sports and Exercise Physiology, University of Vienna, Auf der Schmelz 6, 1150 Vienna, - - 2014
Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a high incidence injury usually treated surgically. According to common knowledge, it does not heal spontaneously, although some claim the opposite. Regeneration therapy by Khalifa was developed for injuries of the musculoskeletal system by using specific pressure to the skin. This randomized, ...
Ueno Takashi T Department of Cutaneous and Mucosal Pathophysiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical - - 2014
Background: Treating chronic wounds is challenging. Despite standard wound care, some chronic wounds fail to heal. Therefore, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) was developed as an adjunct to standard wound care. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of HBOT for treating chronic wounds due to a variety of causes at our institution. ...
Ravikiran Shilpashree P SP Department of Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Therapeutic wounding includes wounding the skin to induce pigmentation of the depigmented skin patches that was earlier used for repigmenting small patches of stable vitiligo. In this study, we have used the same principle to induce pigmentation in idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH) by spot peel with 88% phenol. To study ...
Aktas Zeynep Z Department of Ophthalmology, Gazi University Medical Faculty, Ankara 06500, - - 2014
To evaluate the outcomes of trabeculectomy with large area mitomycin-C (MMC) application as a first line treatment in advanced glaucoma. The records of 55 patients with severe visual field defects undergoing trabeculectomy were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were classified as first-line therapy to either early trabeculectomy (initial trabeculectomy-Group 1) or ...
Davoodi Gholamreza G Tehran Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.. - - 2014
N-terminal pro β-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a valuable marker for monitoring the response to treatment in patients with heart failure. Based on the clinically observed improvement of heart failure symptoms early after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), we sought to investigate whether CRT induce any significant reduction in the plasma ...
Hsieh Li-Chun LC Division of Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Life Science, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Center for Systems Biology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; Medical Imaging Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, - - 2014
To develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indicators to predict trismus outcome for post-operative oral cavity cancer patients who received adjuvant intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), 22 patients with oral cancer treated with IMRT were studied over a two-year period. Signal abnormality scores (SA scores) were computed from Likert-type ratings of the ...
Kakeya Hiroshi H Department of Infection Control Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan; Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, - - 2014
Macrolides have antibiotic and immunomodulatory activities, which may have a favorable effect on the clinical outcome of patients with infections, including influenza. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of combination therapy with an anti-influenza agent, oseltamivir, and a single-dose formulation of azithromycin (AZM), which has been used for influenza-related ...
Piangatelli Cristiano C Division of Anaesthesia and Resuscitation, Department of Emergency, Ospedali Riuniti, Via Conca 71, 60020 Ancona, - - 2014
Liver transplantation (LT) is a serious hemostatic challenge in patients with portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Advances in monitoring systems have improved surgery in this setting. We report the successful application of a point-of-care (POC) rotational viscoelastic thromboelastometry-guided (TEM) testing system (ROTEM) which allowed management of coagulation during LT in a ...
Bonifati Claudio C 0000-0001-7752-4337 Centre for the Study and Treatment of Psoriasis, Department of Clinical Dermatology, San Gallicano Dermatologic Institute (IRCCS), Via Elio Chianesi 53, 00144 Rome, - - 2014
Background. We wanted to verify retrospectively the proportion of patients with psoriatic arthritis who were in remission after 1 year of continuous therapy with either etanercept or adalimumab. Remission was defined as the absence of both clinical and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) findings suggestive of joint inflammation. Patients and Methods. The ...
Madani Azam S - - 2014
This study investigated the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for the management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis. In a double-blind clinical trial, 20 patients with TMJ osteoarthritis were randomly divided into laser and placebo groups. The patients in the laser group received irradiation from an 810 nm low-level laser ...
Verrusio W W W.Verrusio, M.D. Ph. D. st. walter.verrusio@uniroma1.it tel. - - 2014
Objectives: the possible therapeutic role of vitamin D in different kind of diseases explains the growing interest in this vitamin due to its pleiotropic effects. This short report shows preliminary results of prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in a group of patients and proposes a oral supplement therapy effective in correcting ...
Parezanović Vojislav - - 2014
Balloon valvuloplasty (BVP) is one of the primary therapies for congenital aortic stenosis in children and adolescents. The aim of this interventional procedure is to gain time before possible surgical therapy (aortic valve replacement) until adulthood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety and mid-term results ...
Dalbeth Nicola N University of Auckland, Auckland, New - - 2014
Tophi are strongly associated with structural damage in gout, and urate-lowering therapy reduces tophus size. Pegloticase leads to dramatic reductions in serum urate and subcutaneous tophi in treatment responders. The aim of this analysis was to examine whether profound urate lowering can alter radiographic findings in gout. Serial plain radiographs ...
Duraes Andre Rodrigues AR 0000-0002-1506-0327 Hospital Ana Nery, Serviço de Cardiologia, Universidade do Estado da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. - - 2014
Warfarin and similar vitamin K antagonists have been the standard therapy for patients with mechanical or biological valve prosthesis and atrial fibrillation (AF). Even with the appropriate use of therapy, some studies have reported that there is a high incidence of thromboembolic events, 1%-4% per year. Furthermore, a bleeding risk ...
Karakose Ayhan A Department of Urology, Izmir University, Izmir, - - 2014
We evaluate the association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and bladder wall thickness (BWT) and investigate whether alfuzosin might improve BWT. We retrospectively reviewed the data of 164 patients with LUTS. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to BWT (Group 1: BWT ≤5 mm, n = 69; Group ...
Janane Abdellatif A Department of Urology, University Military Hospital Mohammed V. Rabat, - - 2014
We evaluate the efficiency of α-adrenergic antagonists on stone clearance after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in patients with lower ureteral stones. A total of 356 patients with solitary lower ureteral stones who underwent single ESWL sessions were divided into 2 groups. Group 1 received our standard medical therapy, and ...
Hansen Jens J Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Centre, Montreal, QC; ; Martini Clinic, Prostate Cancer Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, - - 2014
It is customary to consider deaths that occur within 90 days of surgery as caused by that surgery. However, such practice may overestimate the true short-term mortality rates after radical prostatectomy (RP). Indeed, treatment-unrelated events might affect short-term mortality rates. We assess RP-specific excess short-term mortality. We performed a retrospective ...
Bello S S Rheumatology Unit, Policlinico Hospital, University of Bari. - - 2014
The aim of the study was to review from the present literature the intra-articular (IA) use of the TNF-blocking drugs. A total of 28 papers about this topic were found through a search in PubMed; the first publication's date was July 2003. These studies include a total of 214 patients ...
Munakata Mitsutoshi M Department of Pediatrics, Tohoku University School of - - 2014
West syndrome (WS), an intractable epileptic encephalopathy of infancy, is refractory to many antiepileptic drugs; however, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is an effective treatment for WS. The mechanism behind the efficacy of ACTH is mediated by biochemical processes that remain unknown. We examined the effects of ACTH therapy with tetracosactide (TCS), ...
Sala Elisa E Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Milan; Endocrinology and Diabetology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS C Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, - - 2014
Transsphenoidal (TNS) surgery remains the primary therapeutic option for GH-secreting pituitary adenomas. The aims of this study were to verify the impact of TNS surgery on treatment of acromegaly before and after identification by a dedicated neurosurgical team and to enumerate diagnostic features of the disease described over three decades. ...
Westrich Geoffrey H GH Orthopedic Surgeon, Department of Total Joint Replacement, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New - - 2014
Patients treated with total hip or knee arthroplasty are at risk for venous thromboembolic disease. Laboratory evaluation of thrombophilia can help to better identify patients at higher risk for venous thromboembolic disease, and newer methods that test for genetic factors continue to evolve; however, more research is needed to justify ...
Menard M M Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
The article deals with advantages and unsolved problems of endovascular treatment in patients with lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This is accompanied by a brief excursion into historical domain, pointing out a staggering increase in the number of endovascular interventions. At the same time, it is noted that the ...
Chiran Dragos Andrei DA 0000-0003-1485-0543 Faculty of Medicine, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 16 Universitatii Street, 700115 Iasi, - - 2014
This study presents effects of intravenous laser blood irradiation (ILBI) in a transient immunodeficiency patient with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) treated with an interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor (Tocilizumab). Biological agents induce JIA remission, but some patients do not respond favorably to this final therapeutic line of defense. ILBI was performed in ...
Verma Vivek V 0000-0002-5863-6023 Department of Medicine, UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, - - 2014
A 23-year-old male with one month of intractable vomiting, subsequent cholecystitis status post cholecystectomy, and overall 40-pound weight loss over the last few months presented with altered mental status and seizures. MRI showed signal abnormalities involving the hypothalamus, periaqueductal gray matter, 4th ventricle, and bilateral thalami, indicative of Wernicke's encephalopathy. ...
Tambour Mette - - 2014
Physical therapy treatment of patients with lymphedema includes treatment based on the principles of 'Complete Decongestive Therapy' (CDT). CDT consists of the following components; skin care, manual lymphatic drainage, bandaging and exercises. The scientific evidence regarding what type of treatment is most effective is sparse. The objective of this study ...
Mabin T A TA MediClinic Vergelegen, Somerset West, South - - 2014
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become the standard of care for inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis and is an alternative to conventional surgery for high-risk aortic valve replacement (AVR) patients. There is a positive correlation between severity of pre-operative patients and hospital costs. The aim of this study ...
Li Xiuhui X Department of Integrated TCM and Western Medicine, Beijing Youan Hospital Affiliated with Capital Medical University, Beijing 100069, - - 2014
Background. This study was made to evaluate the efficacy of Chinese herbal medicines, Reduning injection, and a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) granule, in patients with severe hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) by conducting a prospective, controlled, and randomized trial. Methods. 355 severe HFMD patients were randomly assigned to receive ...
Partyka Robert R Clinical Division of Anesthesiology and Intensive Treatment of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Treatment and Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Plac Medyków 1, 41-200 Sosnowiec, - - 2014
Background. Chronic nature of the nasal polyps, tendency to recurrence, and lack of satisfying treatment need the diagnostic's parameters which show early inflammatory state as ferritin and hs-CRP. The Aim of Study. Assessment of hs-CRP and ferritin blood levels in nasal polyps patients in evaluation of treatment efficacy. Methods. All ...
Hadem Johannes J Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1, D-30625 Hannover, Germany. - - 2014
Several case series and small randomized controlled trials suggest that therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) improves coagulation, hemodynamics and possibly survival in severe sepsis. However, the exact role of TPE in modern sepsis therapy remains unclear. We performed a retrospective observational single-centre study on the use of TPE as rescue therapy ...
An Gun Hee GH 0000-0003-3519-3060 Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
The treatment for chronic active antibody-mediated rejection (CAMR) remains controversial. We investigated the efficacy of rituximab (RTX) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) for CAMR. Eighteen patients with CAMR were treated with RTX (375 mg/m(2)) and IVIg (0.4 g/kg) for 4 days. The efficacy of RTX/IVIg combination therapy (RIT) was assessed by decline in ...
Chavan Randhir R Eye Infirmary, New Cross Hospital, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust Wolverhampton, West Midlands, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to describe bilateral visual outcomes and the effect of incomplete follow-up after 3 years of ranibizumab therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Secondarily, the demands on service provision over a 3-year period were described. Data on visual acuity, hospital visits, and injections were collected ...
Ingemansson Richard R Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lund University and Skåne University Hospital, Lund, - - 2014
Background: Heart rupture resulting in lethal bleeding is a devastating complication associated with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in patients with deep sternal wound infection (DSWI). We have previously reported that the use of a protective HeartShield device in combination with NPWT decreases the risk of damage to the heart. ...
Choi Sung Eun SE 1Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General - - 2013
Data suggest that aspirin, statins, or a combination of the two drugs may lower the progression of Barrett's esophagus (BE) to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). However, aspirin is associated with potential complications such as gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke, and statins are associated with myopathy. We developed a simulation disease model ...
Remo Benjamin F BF Division of Cardiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, - - 2013
Modulation of the autonomic nervous system has been used to treat refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT). Renal artery denervation (RDN) is under investigation for the treatment of sympathetic driven cardiovascular diseases. We report the largest case series to date using RDN as adjunctive therapy for refractory VT in patients with underlying ...
Klingele Matthias M Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Hypertension, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg/Saar, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2013
Acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) is a common complication after cardiac surgery, complicated by suspected or proven heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (type II). The present study evaluated the use of argatroban as an anticoagulant during continuous RRT in the early period after cardiac surgery. Argatroban was compared with unfractionated ...
Elalfy Mohssen M Ain Shams University, Cairo, - - 2013
A risk associated with the iron chelator deferiprone is the development of neutropenia or agranulocytosis. Accordingly, the product label recommends weekly blood monitoring and immediate interruption of treatment upon detection of an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) <1.5 × 10(9) /L, out of concern that continued therapy might lead to a more severe ...
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