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Hay C R M CR Manchester University Department of Haematology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, - - 2014
Although it has been suggested that switching of factor VIII (FVIII) products may increase inhibitor formation this is disputed. Half of UK patients changed rFVIII brands because of national contracting in 2010, presenting an opportunity to compare inhibitor incidence of switchers with non-switchers. Centres were requested to test all the ...
Muthu Jananni - - 2014
Purpose: To compare the HbA1c levels in nondiabetic subjects with periodontitis and periodontally healthy controls and to evaluate the effect of nonsurgical periodontal therapy on the glycaemic control in nondiabetic subjects with periodontitis. Materials and Methods: A total of 220 nondiabetic subjects between 35 and 60 years old were selected ...
Guillevin Loïc L From the Département de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, INSERM Unité 1016, Centre de Référence pour les Maladies Auto-immunes Rares (L.G., C.P., P.C., X.P., A.M., L.M.), Unité de Néphrologie, Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou, Université Paris Descartes (A.K.), Hôpital Bichat, Université Paris Diderot, Service de Néphrologie, INSERM Unité 699, Département Hospitalo-Universitaire FIRE (E.D.) and Département de Médecine Interne (T.P.), and Centre d'Epidémiologie Clinique, Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu, Université Paris Descartes, INSERM Unité 738 (P.R.), Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, Service de Pneumologie, Centre de Référence pour Maladies Pulmonaires Rares, Hôpital Universitaire Louis Pradel (C.K.), and Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Edouard Herriot (J.N.), Lyon, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Hôpital Gabriel Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand (O.A.), Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpitaux privés de Metz, Metz (F.M.), Département de Médecine Interne, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Rennes, Hôpital Sud, Université Rennes I, IGDR-UMR 6290, Rennes (O.D.), Service de Médecine Interne et Néphrologie, Hôpital Général Henri Duffaut, Avignon (P. Gobert), Département de Néphrologie and Département de Médecine Interne, Centre Hospitalier de Valenciennes, Valenciennes (T.Q.), Service de Médecine Interne, Centre Hospitalier Général de Niort, Niort (C.B.-D.), Département de Médecine Interne, Centre Hospitalier Bretagne Atlantique de Vannes, Vannes (P. Godmer), Service de Néphrologie, Dialyse et Transplantation, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, Grenoble (P.-L.C.), Service de Médecine Interne, Centre National de Référence de la Sclérodermie Systémique, Hôpital Claude Huriez, Université Lille Nord de France, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lille, Lille (P.-Y.H.), Service de Médecine Interne, Centre de Référence Labellisé pour la Prise en Charge des - - 2014
The combination of cyclophosphamide and glucocorticoids leads to remission in most patients with antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides. However, even when patients receive maintenance treatment with azathioprine or methotrexate, the relapse rate remains high. Rituximab may help to maintain remission. Patients with newly diagnosed or relapsing granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic ...
Lee Ji Heui JH Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Korean Cancer Center Hospital, 215-4, Gongneug-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul, 139-706, Republic of Korea, - - 2014
The main aims of rapid sequence induction (RSI) are prompt and adequate muscle relaxation for tracheal intubation and hemodynamic stability during and after intubation. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of nicardipine and esmolol on the action of rocuronium and intubation conditions during RSI. Adult ...
Sati Alok A Dept of Ophthalmology, Command Hospital (EC), Alipore Road, Kolkata, WB, 700027, India, - - 2014
Our aim primarily was to compare the recurrence rate with three techniques of conjunctival fixation (suture versus fibrin glue versus autologous in situ blood coagulum) over bare sclera following pterygium excision. Ninety eyes of 90 patients with primary pterygium were randomly divided into three groups: group I (30 eyes) underwent ...
Ruiz-Calvo Aurora A Hospital Clínico San Carlos , Madrid , - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To describe the prevalence of epiphora and associated factors after uncomplicated phacoemulsification. Methods: Prospective and descriptive design. A group of 125 patients was asked about tearing one to two weeks after cataract surgery. A comprehensive examination was performed on the patients who answered affirmatively. All patients were re-interviewed ...
Zheng Jun J 1Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University , Chengdu, Sichuan 610041 , - - 2014
Abstract Background: Endogenous opiates play an important role in the secondary injury of brain tissue after central nervous system injury. It was confirmed that nalmefene, an opiates receptor antagonist, has neuroprotective efficacy in animal models. However, evidence of nalmefene treatment for surgical patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage is insufficient. Methods: ...
Ha Tae-Yong TY Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736, South - - 2014
A small proportion of gallbladder carcinomas (GBC) are incidentally detected after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). This study intended to analyze the effect of extended reoperation on the long-term outcome of patients with pT1b/T2 GBC who had initially undergone LC. A cohort of 203 patients who underwent R0 resection and whose pathology ...
Barrett Kody K KK Children's Orthopaedic Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a known complication of spinal fusion and has been shown to occur in the setting of growing rod instrumentation. Previous studies have shown good reliability in measuring PJK in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Four pediatric orthopaedic spine surgeons measured the proximal junction in 10 patients with ...
Li TianYou T Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, - - 2014
Ligamentum teres is hypertrophied and should be resected in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). We have observed a relatively high prevalence of absence of ligamentum teres (ALT) in severe DDH. The purpose of this study was to determine: (1) the percentage of ALT in DDH; (2) the risk factors ...
Hoellwarth Jason S JS *University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA †Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
The difference between medial (MAOR) and anterior (AAOR) approaches for open reduction of developmental hip dysplasia in terms of risk for avascular necrosis (AVN) and need for further corrective surgery (FCS, femoral and/or acetabular osteotomy) is unclear. This study compared age-matched cohorts undergoing either MAOR or AAOR in terms of ...
Pulitano Carlo C Australian National Liver Transplant Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Centenary Research Institute, University of Sydney, - - 2014
Hepatic artery stenosis (HAS) is thought to predispose to biliary complications secondary to ischemic injury. Despite this, the clinical significance of HAS remains poorly defined. The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence and outcome of HAS, and to define which patients may benefit from endovascular treatment. ...
Wondrasch Barbara B Norwegian Research Center for Active Rehabilitation, Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway Department of Health and Social Sciences, St Poelten University of Applied Sciences, St Poelten, Austria - - 2014
Long-term effects of different weightbearing (WB) modalities after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) on changes in knee articular cartilage and clinical outcomes are needed to establish more evidence-based recommendations for postoperative rehabilitation. There will be no differences between accelerated WB compared with delayed WB regarding knee articular cartilage or patient ...
Djuric Milena M Institute of Mother and Child Healthcare of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, - - 2014
Evaluation of efficacy of vigabatrin as the first drug in infants with previously untreated infantile spasms (IS) and reporting the long-term outcome. We analyzed a cohort of 180 infants with infantile spasms treated with vigabatrin as the first drug. Following initial evaluation and a 48-h basal period for counting the ...
Schneider Andreas A Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, - - 2014
Background: Dose requirements of erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) can vary considerably over time and may be associated with cardiovascular outcomes. We aimed to longitudinally assess ESA responsiveness over time and to investigate its association with specific clinical end points in a time-dependent approach. Methods: The German Diabetes and Dialysis study (4D ...
Komninos Christos C Department of Urology and Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Department of Urology, General Hospital of Nikaia 'St. Panteleimon', Athens, - - 2014
To compare the renal functional outcomes in patients with more than one year of follow-up who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) with several clamping techniques. Perioperative data of 23 (off-clamp-group 1), 25 (selective clamp-group 2) and 114 (main artery clamp-group 3) patients who underwent RPN, were retrospectively analyzed. The main ...
Rahm Stefan S Orthopaedic Department, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland - - 2014
Up to now, there has been no evidence that salvage arthrodesis would perform inferior when compared with primary ankle arthrodesis. The purpose of this study was to compare their clinical and radiographic results. A retrospective analysis was performed using 2 validated scores and assessment of radiographic union by comparing 23 ...
Sagherian Bernard H BH American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon - - 2014
Although newer generations of total ankle arthroplasty designs have better clinical outcomes, failure due to aseptic loosening remains a frequent major complication. Arthrodesis is the most common salvage procedure for a failed total ankle replacement. There are several arthrodesis techniques each with its advantages and disadvantages. We present a technique ...
Spotnitz Michelle D MD Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, - - 2014
-Adenosine (ADO) can unmask dormant pulmonary vein conduction following isolation. The role of ADO in uncovering dormant accessory pathway (AP) conduction following AP ablation is unknown. -We evaluated 109 consecutive patients (age 41 ± 28 yrs; 62 (57%) male) who were administered ADO following successful AP ablation. Dormant AP conduction ...
Charitaki Evangelia E Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free Hospital, University College London Medical School, London, - - 2014
Background/Aims: Cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke are increased in dialysis patients, and haemodiafiltration has been reported to reduce cerebrovascular mortality compared to haemodialysis. We wished to determine whether haemodiafiltration improves arterial stiffness. Methods: We audited aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurements 6 months apart in 3 cohorts of patients: 69 ...
Schultz Alexander A Department of Urology, Section of Reconstructive Urology and Neurourology Oslo University Hospital, - - 2014
Abstract Objective.Urinary diversion may be an option in patients with disabling lower urinary tract dysfunction (DLUTD), refractory to conservative and minor invasive treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether urostomy improves quality of life and cost of surgery, in terms of complications, loss of kidney function and ...
Turan Cem C Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
To compare the classical double-layer uterine closure to a double-layer purse-string uterine closure (Turan technique) in cesarean section regarding short- and long-term results. Patients were randomized into either the double-layer purse-string uterine closure arm (study group, 84 patients) or the classical double-layer uterine closure arm (control group, 84 patients). For ...
Sadowski Jerzy - - 2014
The primary cause of long-term failure of bioprosthetic valves is structural valve deterioration due to tissue calcification. A novel anti-calcification technology platform was developed that may irreversibly block calcium binding sites in bioprosthetic valves. Twenty patients with severe aortic stenosis underwent isolated aortic valve replacement using a bioprosthetic valve treated ...
Tan Jarrod Kh JK Deparment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital, - - 2014
Cesarean section (CS) rates have risen far in excess of the optimal 15% recommended by the World Health Organization. The Robson Ten Group Classification System (TGCS) allows meaningful analysis of a CS rate. The aim of this study is to identify the leading patient categories contributing to our institution's CS ...
Cotter Gad G Momentum Research, Inc., Durham, NC, - - 2014
Worsening heart failure (WHF) in the first 7 days after an admission for acute HF (AHF) has been proposed as a therapeutic target in several recent AHF studies and was a co-primary endpoint of the VERITAS studies. Patients were randomized within 24 h of admission for AHF. WHF was defined as ...
Alam Murad M Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois2Department of Otolaryngology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois3Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, - - 2014
Common noninvasive to minimally invasive cosmetic dermatologic procedures are widely believed to be safe given the low incidence of reported adverse events, but reliable incidence data regarding adverse event rates are unavailable to date. To assess the incidence of adverse events associated with noninvasive to minimally invasive cosmetic dermatologic procedures, ...
Isacson Daniel D Department of Surgery, Colorectal Unit, Västmanland Hospital Västerås and Centre for Clinical Research Uppsala University, Västmanland Hospital Västerås , Västerås , - - 2014
Abstract Background. The first randomized multicenter study evaluating the need for antibiotic treatment in patients with acute uncomplicated diverticulitis (AUD) could not demonstrate any benefit gained from antibiotic use. The aim of this study was to review the application of the no antibiotic policy and its consequences in regard to ...
Matsumoto Morio - - 2014
Backgrounds: The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence and factors associated with postoperative shoulder imbalance (PSI) in Lenke type 1A curve. This study included 106 patients with Lenke Type 1A curve who were followed up more than two years after posterior correction surgery. Pedicle screw (PS) constructs ...
Siebenrock Klaus A KA Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inselspital Bern, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland. E-mail address for K.A. Siebenrock: - - 2014
Acetabular retroversion is associated with pincer-type femoroacetabular impingement and can lead to hip osteoarthritis. We report the ten-year results of a previously described patient cohort that had corrective periacetabular osteotomy for the treatment of symptomatic acetabular retroversion. Clinical and radiographic parameters were assessed preoperatively and at two and ten years ...
Kim Young-Hoo YH The Joint Replacement Center, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, MokDong Hospital, 911-1, MokDong, YangChun-Ku, Seoul, Republic of Korea (158-710). E-mail address for Y.-H. Kim: - - 2014
We are not aware of any information on in vivo clinical results at a minimum of five years after posterior cruciate-substituting total knee arthroplasties performed with a highly cross-linked polyethylene insert. The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether the clinical and radiographic results of posterior cruciate-substituting total knee ...
Warth Lucian C LC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, UIHC, 01029 JPP, Iowa City, IA 52242. E-mail address for J.J. Callaghan: - - 2014
We report the updated results for a previously described cohort of patients who were less than fifty years old at the time of the index Charnley total hip arthroplasty with cement. The original cohort consisted of ninety-three consecutive hips in sixty-nine patients. The patients were followed for a minimum of ...
Voermans Nicol C NC From the Departments of Neurology (N.C.V., B.G.v.E.) and Pathology (M.L.), Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Department of Internal Medicine (O.B.), Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, UPMC, U974, DHU I2B, Paris, France; Department of Hematology (M.C.M., H.L.), University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands; Department of Pathology (M.L.), Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Edegem; Departments of Internal Medicine (W.M.) and Hematology (M.D.), University Hospital Leuven, Belgium; Neurology Service (T.K., J.N.), Lausanne University Hospital CHUV, Lausanne; Department of Medical Oncology (T.P.), University Hospital Bern, Switzerland; Electromyography and Neuromuscular Pathologies Department Lyon Est (F.B.), Bron Hospitals, France; Departments of Pathology (N.R.) and Neurology (B.E.), Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Myology Institute, Paris; Department of Hematology (V.L., P.v.d.B.), Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, UPMC Univ Paris 6 GRC 11 GRECHY, Paris, France; Neuromuscular Reference Centre, Department of Neurology (V.L., P.v.d.B.), and Department of Hematology (M.C.V.), Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. - - 2014
Sporadic late-onset nemaline myopathy (SLONM) is a rare, late-onset myopathy that progresses subacutely. If associated with a monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS), the outcome is unfavorable: the majority of these patients die within 1 to 5 years of respiratory failure. This study aims to qualitatively assess the long-term treatment ...
Sörelius Karl K Uppsala University, Uppsala, - - 2014
-Mycotic aortic aneurysm (MAA) is a rare and life-threatening disease. The aim of this European multicenter collaboration was to study the durability of endovascular repair (EVAR) of MAA, by assessing late infection-related complications and long-term survival. -All EVAR treated MAAs, between 1999 and 2013 at 16 European centers, were retrospectively ...
Hanna Michael S MS Global Clinical Research, Research & Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, New - - 2014
The factor Xa inhibitor apixaban is one of the novel anticoagulants to emerge as alternatives to long-standing standards of care that include low-molecular-weight heparin and warfarin. The development of apixaban reflects a strategy to optimize the clinical pharmacology profile, dosing posology, trial designs, and statistical analyses across multiple indications, and ...
Saurav Alok A Division of Cardiology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA - - 2014
Long-term superiority of mitral valve (MV) repair compared with replacement is well established in degenerative MV disease. In rheumatic heart disease, its advantages are unclear and it is often performed in conjunction with aortic valve (AV) replacement. Herein, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing outcomes of MV repair ...
Dickens Jonathan F JF Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA John A. Feagin Jr Sports Medicine Fellowship, Keller Army Hospital, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA - - 2014
There is no consensus on the optimal treatment of in-season athletes with anterior shoulder instability, and limited data are available to guide return to play. To examine the likelihood of return to sport and the recurrence of instability after an in-season anterior shoulder instability event based on the type of ...
Michalec Monika M GH Sergievsky Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., - - 2014
Background: Cranial (head, jaw) tremors develop in a sizable number of essential tremor (ET) patients. They are particularly important because they are a significant source of embarrassment and are especially resistant to treatment. There are no data on the rate at which ET patients develop these cranial tremors. Our aim ...
Aytemir Kudret K Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe University, 06100 Sıhhiye, Ankara, - - 2014
The second-generation cryoballoon (Arctic Front Advance™) (Arc-Adv-CB) has a redesigned injection system which distributes the refrigerant homogenously to the frontal balloon surface. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of the Arc-Adv-CB and its predecessor (Arctic Front™) (Arc-CB) in patients who underwent pulmonary vein isolation ...
Nava-Castañeda Angel A 1 Research Unit, Institute of Ophthalmology Conde de Valenciana Foundation, Colonia Obrera, Mexico City, - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of 3 subconjunctival bevacizumab injections in patients with an early corneal pterygium recurrence. Methods: This study was a nonrandomized single center trial. Patients with an early corneal pterygium recurrence were selected. All patients received 3 subconjunctival bevacizumab (2.5 mg/0.1 mL) ...
Wang Yueheng - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the incidence and prognostic value of hyponatremia in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in northern China. Methods: Four hundred fifty-five GBS patients were divided into mild, moderate, and severe groups according to Medical Research Council sum score (MRC sum score) at nadir. The incidences of hyponatremia in ...
Shamsudin Norashikin N Dermatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, - - 2014
An objective tool to quantify treatment response in vitiligo is currently lacking. This study aimed to objectively evaluate the treatment response in vitiligo by using a computerised digital imaging analysis system (C-DIAS) and to compare it with the physician's global assessment (PGA). Tacrolimus ointment 0.1% (Protopic; Astellas Pharma Tech,Toyama, Japan) ...
Cohoon Kevin P KP Divisions of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Objectives: Evaluate the success rate of retrievable inferior vena cava filter (IVC) removal in a tertiary care practice. Background: Retrievable IVC filters became readily available in the United States following Food and Drug Administration approval in 2003, and their use has increased dramatically. They represent an attractive option for patients ...
Divino Victoria V Health Economics and Outcomes Research Real-World Evidence Solutions, IMS Health, Fairfax, VA, USA, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate real-world treatment patterns of type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients initiating glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) in Germany (GE), the United Kingdom (UK), France (FR), the Netherlands (NE), Belgium (BE), and Sweden (SE). Adult T2D patients initiating exenatide twice daily (exBID), liraglutide ...
Kaneda H H Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1, Ohyaguchi-Kamicho, Itabashi-Ku, Tokyo, 173-8610, - - 2014
The current study aimed to verify the usefulness of preoperative ultrasonographic evaluation of contralateral patent processus vaginalis (PPV) at the level of the internal inguinal ring. This was a prospective study of patients undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair at two institutions during 2010-2011. The sex, age at initial operation, birth ...
Porrero Jose L JL Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Calle Maestro Amadeo Vives 2, 28009, Madrid, - - 2014
To compare the results of conventional Lichtenstein hernioplasty with polypropylene mesh (PLP) with a lightweight self-adhesive mesh (Parietene Progrip®; Covidien, Dublin, Ireland) (PPG) used in patients with bilateral inguinal hernia. Randomised clinical trial with 89 patients with a minimum follow-up of 1 year. Every patient had bilateral inguinal hernia and had ...
Steppacher Simon D SD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inselspital, University of Bern, Freiburgstrasse, 3010, Bern, Switzerland, - - 2014
We previously reported the 5-year followup of hips with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) that underwent surgical hip dislocation with trimming of the head-neck junction and/or acetabulum including reattachment of the labrum. The goal of this study was to report a concise followup of these patients at a minimum 10 years. We asked ...
Lombardi Adolph V AV Jr Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc, 7277 Smith's Mill Road, Suite 200, New Albany, OH, 43054, USA, - - 2014
Use of large-diameter metal-on-metal (MoM) articulations in THA increased, at least in part, because of the possibility of achieving improved joint stability and excellent wear characteristics in vitro. However, there have been subsequent concerning reports with adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD), pseudotumors, and systemic complications related to metal ions. ...
Whiteley William N WN From the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (W.N.W., G.C., J.W., P.S.) and Centre for Population Health Sciences (D.T., G.M.), University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Neurological & Mental Health Division, George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Australia (R.I.L.); and Neuroimaging Sciences, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (J.W.). - - 2014
Prompt thrombolytic therapy with intravenous alteplase reduces disability after acute ischemic stroke. In an exploratory analysis, we examined whether long-term survival varied by baseline characteristics after alteplase. In this open-treatment, international, randomized, controlled trial, ischemic stroke patients were randomly allocated <6 hours of onset to intravenous alteplase (0.9 mg/kg) plus ...
Zhang Jie J University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Background: This study examines whether concomitant methotrexate (MTX) use is associated with better biologic persistence and whether self-administered anti-TNF therapies are used at reduced doses in real-world clinical care settings, not just clinical trials. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study among RA patients using Medicare claims data from 2006 ...
Simão Mariana Fernandez MF Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia, Porto Alegre, RS, - - 2014
Background: Radiofrequency ablation is the standard non-pharmacological treatment for arrhythmias in pediatric patients. However, arrhythmias and their associated causes have particular features in this population. Objective: To analyze the epidemiological characteristics and findings of electrophysiological diagnostic studies and radiofrequency ablations in pediatric patients referred to the Electrophysiology Unit at Instituto ...
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