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Aguado José María - - 2014
 The benefit of the combination of serum galactomannan (GM) assay and PCR-based detection of serum Aspergillus DNA for the early diagnosis and therapy of invasive aspergillosis (IA) in high-risk hematological patients remains unclear.  We performed an open-label, controlled, parallel-group randomized trial in 13 Spanish centers. Adult patients with acute myeloid ...
Kim Dong Joo - - 2014
Objectives: Disturbances in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) absorption capacity represent one of the primary causes of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). The resistance to CSF outflow (ROUT) may reflect the severity of this disturbance and has been used as a supplementary parameter to predict shunt responsiveness. However, there is no widely accepted ...
Skaat Alon A *Department of Ophthalmology, The Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer †Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
To compare long-term outcomes of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV), 24 μm Gold Micro-Shunt (GMS), and 48 μm GMS implantation for treatment of refractory glaucoma. This was a 3-armed randomized interventional prospective clinical trial. Within an institutional setting, 29 adults (29 eyes) with refractory glaucoma [mean baseline intraocular pressure (IOP) ≥22 ...
Wang Kuo-Chuan KC Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, - - 2014
Object Experimental studies have demonstrated the crucial role of posthemorrhagic erythrocyte catabolism in the pathogenesis of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The authors of this study aimed to investigate the prognostic value of a series of CSF biomarkers linked to heme metabolism in SAH patients. Methods Patients with Fisher Grade III aneurysmal ...
Erixon Hampus Olof HO Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, - - 2014
Hydrocephalus (HC) after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a common sequel. Proper selection of patients in need of permanent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion is, however, not straightforward. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of CSF shunt dependency following aSAH. We re-analyzed data acquired from aSAH patients previously ...
Singh Virendra V Department of Hepatology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, - - 2014
OBJECTIVES:Severe alcoholic hepatitis has high short-term mortality. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that treatment of patients with alcoholic hepatitis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) might mobilize bone marrow-derived stem cells and promote hepatic regeneration and thus improve survival.METHODS:Forty-six patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis were prospectively ...
Fröhlich S S Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, St Vincent's University Hospital Dublin, Ireland; Lung Biology Group, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Ireland. Electronic address: - - 2014
An increasing number of patients with alcoholic liver disease (ALD) are being referred for critical care support, but limited information is available on their short- and medium-term outcomes. This study aimed to determine mortality rates, identify optimal predictors of prognosis, and determine the appropriate time to apply these predictors in ...
Hsieh You-Liang YL Department of Health and Nutrition Biotechnology, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of - - 2014
A study was undertaken to investigate the dietary effect of taurine in chronic alcoholic patients. The 30 chronic alcoholic patients with 2 to 5 times greater than normal activities of aspartate transaminase (AST) or alanine transaminase (ALT) were selected and equally divided into taurine and control groups. In the taurine ...
Ha Park Seung S Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Haeundae Paik-Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
Both corticosteroid and pentoxifylline reduce short-term mortality in severe alcoholic hepatitis. However, few studies have directly compared the efficacy of pentoxifylline and corticosteroid in patients with this condition. In this multicentre, open-labelled, randomised noninferiority trial, we assigned 121 patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (Maddrey's discriminant function ⩾32) to receive either ...
Hacohen Yael Y Children's Neuroscience, Evelina London Children's Hospital at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust, King's Health Partners AHSC, Lambeth Palace Road, - - 2014
To evaluate the utility of qualitative and quantitative analyses of CSF immunoglobulins as part of the diagnostic workup of CNS inflammatory conditions. One hundred eighty-nine children who underwent CSF investigation for their neurologic condition had CSF and serum testing to (1) qualitatively identify oligoclonal band (OCB) patterns and (2) quantitatively ...
Ghannoum Marc M Department of Nephrology, Verdun Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
Morbidity and mortality from toxic alcohols like ethylene glycol and methanol remain prevalent worldwide. The introduction of fomepizole, a potent blocker of alcohol dehydrogenase, has modified current practice over the last 15 years. The aim of the study was to describe the characteristics of toxic alcohol poisoning reported to US poison ...
Cordoba-Diaz Damian D Departamento de Farmacia y Tecnología Farmacéutica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de - - 2014
Phenolization is often used to treat ingrown toenails. Alcohol lavage with or without supplemental chlorhexidine may be used to remove residual phenol, which can contribute to side effects such as persistent oozing or drainage. We sought to compare the effectiveness in removing residual phenol of lavage with alcohol plus chlorhexidine ...
Cuthbert Jennifer A JA Parkland Memorial Hospital, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, TX, USA, - - 2014
No study has evaluated current scoring systems for their accuracy in predicting short and long-term outcome of alcoholic hepatitis in a US population. We reviewed electronic records for patients with alcoholic liver disease (ALD) admitted to Parkland Memorial Hospital between January 2002 and August 2005. Data and outcomes for 148 ...
Ramakrishnaiah Vishnu Prasad Nelamangala VP Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry 605006, - - 2014
Ethanol-induced tumour necrosis (ETN) is a simple, readily available palliative treatment for patients with inoperable carcinoma of the oesophagus with poor performance status. In India, capital outlay needed for stenting or laser therapy is out of reach. Hence, we took up this study to calculate the effect of intratumoral injection ...
Sathyamurthy I I Sr. Interventional Cardiologist & Director, Dept of Cardiology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai 600006, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Alcohol septal ablation is emerging as an alternative to surgical myectomy in the management of symptomatic cases of Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). This involves injection of absolute alcohol into 1st septal perforator thereby producing myocardial necrosis with resultant septal remodelling within 3-6 months. This results in reduction of septal thickness ...
Cha S M SM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regional Rheumatoid and Degenerative Arthritis Center, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, - - 2013
The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of patients treated with different adjuvant methods after curettage for enchondromas of the hand. Sixty-two patients with enchondroma were treated with high-speed burring (29 patients) or alcohol instillation (33 patients) after curettage. The mean follow-up was ...
Steggerda R C RC Department of Cardiology, Martini Hospital, Van Swietenplein 1, 9728 NT, Groningen, the Netherlands, - - 2013
Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) provides symptomatic relief in most but not all patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Therefore we investigated predictors of outcome after ASA. Clinical, echocardiographic, angiographic and procedural characteristics were analysed in 113 consecutive patients. Successful ASA was defined as NYHA ≤ 2 with improvement of at least 1 ...
Veselka Josef - - 2013
Background: This study was designed to evaluate the outcomes of alcohol septal ablation (ASA) under multicenter and multinational conditions. Methods: Data for 459 patients (age 57 ± 13 years) from nine European centers were prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed. Results: ASA led to a significant reduction in outflow gradient (PG) and dyspnea ...
Pintó X - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to ascertain the factors associated with non-achievement of triglyceride (TG) goals in a cohort of hypertriglyceridaemic patients attending the lipid clinics of the Spanish Arteriosclerosis Society (LC-SAS). Methods: Patients with high TG levels (>2.2 mmol/L; 200 mg/dL) were included in this multicenter, ...
Morais Pedro Henrique Alves de - - 2013
To evaluate the effects of acute alcohol intoxication on healing of colonic anastomosis. Thirty-six rats were allocated into two groups. Animals in the alcohol (A) were given 2 mL of ethanol diluted in 0.9% saline solution to a concentration of 40% by gavage immediately before anesthesia, whereas control (C) animals ...
Mallaiyappan Murugesh - - 2013
Patients with alcoholic hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis have significant morbidity and mortality. The model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score is used to predict mortality in patients with liver disease. Our study aimed to validate the utility of MELD score versus Child Pugh Turcotte (CPT) and modified CPT (CPT+creatinine; CPTC) ...
Mathurin Philippe P Service des Maladies de l'Appareil digestif, Hôpital Huriez, Lille, France. - - 2013
Prednisolone or pentoxifylline is recommended for severe alcoholic hepatitis, a life-threatening disease. The benefit of their combination is unknown. To determine whether the addition of pentoxifylline to prednisolone is more effective than prednisolone alone. Multicenter, randomized, double-blind clinical trial conducted between December 2007 and March 2010 in 1 Belgian and ...
Song Yun Gyu - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To compare clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes after uterine artery embolization (UAE) with non spherical polyvinyl alcohol (nPVA) versus gelatin sponge particles. Material and methods: During ten months, from Jan 2011 to Oct 2011, 60 patients underwent UAE in a standardized manner. nPVA (n = 30) ...
Veselka Josef - - 2013
Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) is a catheter-based intervention that has been used as an alternative to surgical myectomy in highly symptomatic patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). However, clinically relevant complications can result, including death and complete heart block (CHB) associated with syncope or resuscitation. This study was designed to ...
Akai Shoji - - 2013
We report an improved method for selective deprotection of the N-phenylcarbamoyl group yielding the corresponding alcohol without affecting other protecting groups. Deprotection was performed using di-tert-butyl dicarbonate and tetrabutylammonium nitrite (Boc2O and Bu4NNO2) in pyridine at room temperature. This method is also effective to deprotect the fluoros N-phenylcarbamoyl group.
Petterson Timothy - - 2013
A 51-year-old woman was brought into the Emergency Department (ED) following an intentional overdose of alcohol and her medication. Along with two bottles of wine it was estimated that she had taken 5800 mg of Quetiapine and 240 mg of Citalopram along with the wine. The ambient temperature in her ...
Monsanto Pedro - - 2013
Background/Aims: Maddrey discriminant function (DF) is the traditional model for evaluating the severity and prognosis in alcoholic hepatitis (AH). However, MELD has also been used for this purpose. We aimed to determine the predictive parameters and compare the ability of Maddrey DF and MELD to predict short-term mortality in patients ...
Seol J H - - 2013
A number of different nasal packing materials are available for prevention of nasal bleeding after endoscopic sinus surgery. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) coated nasal packing is an expandable packing for use in rhinological surgery. This innovative surf- ace treatment helps to reduce the possibility of adherence to tissue and of blood ...
Potts Jonathan R JR Department of Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, - - 2013
Despite high recidivism rates in those treated for alcoholism, recurrent episodes of severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) have not been described. Our aim was to assess the clinical characteristics and outcomes in recurrent SAH. A retrospective review of patient records was carried out. Recurrent SAH was defined as two or more ...
Taggart Melissa W - - 2013
Oesophageal hyperkeratosis is rarely described. In contrast to hyperkeratosis of orolaryngeal mucosa, where its risk factors and association with squamous neoplasia are well-studied, the prevalence and clinicopathological features of oesophageal hyperkeratosis are unknown. We reviewed prospectively 1845 oesophageal biopsies and found hyperkeratosis in 37 (2.0%). Among 98 patients studied, hyperkeratosis ...
Jang Yoon Ok - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In experimental models, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) have the capacity to differentiate into hepatocytes and exhibit antifibrotic effects. However, there have been no studies in humans with alcoholic cirrhosis. AIM: The aim of this study was to elucidate the antifibrotic effect of BM-MSCs in patients with alcoholic ...
Gurdezi Sabahat S Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK. - - 2013
Although many treatment modalities are available for Morton's neuroma (MN), studies looking at the long-term effectiveness of most forms of treatment are scarce. The injection of MN with alcohol has gained popularity over the past 10 years with widespread media coverage. Many surgeons have anecdotally questioned the long-term effectiveness of ...
Shavakhi Ahmad - - 2013
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a clinicopathological entity that is being recognized more frequently in recent years. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Metformin, with and without a probiotic supplement on liver aminotransferases in patients with NASH. Sixty four patients 18-75 years with NASH confirmed by biopsy and histological ...
Koo Ja Kyung - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) has been widely used for predicting short term mortality in patients with cirrhosis in the U.S. A modification of the MELD score was published in 2011. We validate this for Korean patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical ...
Ali Syed S - - 2013
The use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers has recently become widespread. To the authors' knowledge, no previous study has examined whether application of ethanol-based hand sanitizers by the person operating a common breathalyzer machine will affect the accuracy of the readings. This was a prospective study investigating whether the use of ...
Mazanikov Max - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of studies about procedural sedation of alcoholics. Dexmedetomidine is recommended for procedural sedation and reported effective for alcohol withdrawal. We evaluated the suitability of dexmedetomidine for sedation of alcoholics during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). METHODS: Fifty patients with chronic alcoholism scheduled for elective ERCP were ...
Leblanc Julia K - - 2013
Background. The dose of alcohol used in EUS-CPN is not standardized. The objective was to compare the safety of 20 mL alcohol versus 10 mL alcohol during EUS-CPN for patients with pancreatic cancer-related pain. Methods. 20 patients were selected to receive 10 mL or 20 mL of alcohol during EUS-CPN. Followup was done at ...
Spahr Laurent - - 2013
Impaired liver regeneration is associated with a poor outcome in patients with decompensated alcoholic liver disease (ALD). We assessed whether autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell transplantation (BMMCT) improved liver function in decompensated ALD. 58 patients (mean age 54 yrs; mean MELD score 19, all with cirrhosis, 81% with alcoholic steatohepatitis ...
Yeung Lawrence L - - 2012
PURPOSE: We defined the relevant skin flora during genitourinary prosthetic surgery, evaluated the safety of chlorhexidine-alcohol for use on the male genitalia and compared chlorhexidine-alcohol to povidone-iodine in decreasing the rate of positive bacterial skin cultures at the surgical skin site before prosthetic device implantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this ...
Bagan Jose V - - 2012
The aim of this preliminary study was to detect cytological changes in the oral mucosa after using a mouth wash with alcohol. A prospective double-blind, controlled study was performed, for 6 months. Group 1 consisted of 30 subjects who used a mouth rinse with 26.9% of alcohol [Listerine] and Group ...
Aguiar P - - 2012
Aims: To identify prognostic factors to outpatient alcohol treatment on admission as well as during the treatment period. Methods: A cohort study of n = 209 alcoholic patients (DSM-IV) during 6 months of outpatient treatment. Eight medical doctors from two hospitals were involved. Co-responsible participation in treatment was a necessary condition. At ...
Mancebo Alejo - - 2012
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and associated risk factors in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are not well defined. Surveillance for HCC among patients with cirrhosis who do not have Hepatitis B is cost effective only if the expected risk of HCC exceeds 1.5% per year. We ...
Morais Pedro Henrique Alves de - - 2012
Most trauma patients are drunk at the time of injury. Up to 2% of traumatized patients develop sepsis, which considerably increases their mortality. Inadequate wound healing of the colonic repair can lead to postoperative complications such as leakage and sepsis. To assess the effects of acute alcohol intoxication on colonic ...
Framme Carsten - - 2012
Hyperreflective foci (HFs) are observable within the neurosensory retina in diabetic macular edema (DME) using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). HFs have also been seen in wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), although the origin is still unknown; however, they reduced significantly during anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) therapy, and ...
Hoevenaars N E D - - 2012
Aim: To report an up-to-date overview of all patients reported in the literature with suspected bacterial endophthalmitis following anti-VEGF injection. Secondly, to identify specific symptoms and signs to differentiate between infectious and noninfectious endophthalmitis. Methods: A Pubmed search retrieved 12 retrospective case series which had included a total of 118 ...
Skalicky Simon E - - 2012
To document cases of sustained elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) while receiving intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents and subsequent management. A retrospective series of all cases managed by the authors and colleagues was performed. Six patients developed sustained elevated IOP; five received ranibizumab and one bevacizumab. Four received ...
Balantic Mateja - - 2012
Asthma is a common chronic disease characterized by airway inflammation and structural remodeling. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a major regulator of angiogenesis, is elevated in asthma patients. VEGF contributes to airway responsiveness and remodeling. It has been shown that treatment of asthma patients decreases VEGF levels, and inhibition of ...
Sidhu Sandeep Singh SS Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, - - 2012
Role of corticosteroids in treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) is controversial. Pentoxifylline (PTX), an inhibitor of TNF, has also been shown to decrease short term mortality in SAH. Aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of PTX on short term mortality, renal and hepatic functions in patients ...
Boltz Agnes - - 2012
Along with environmental risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, and atherosclerosis, genetic susceptibility is a primary contributor to the development and progression of exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a central angiogenic regulator and there has been general agreement now that it is an important ...
Park Hae-Young Lopilly - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To determine the levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in both the aqueous humor and Tenon tissue in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and the associations between the VEGF and outcomes of glaucoma surgery. METHODS: The study involved 19 patients with POAG who were scheduled to undergo ...
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