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Chung Jun-Won - - 2012
Introduction:  Increased resistance of Helicobacter pylori to antibiotics has increased the need to develop new first-line treatments for H. pylori. We have prospectively evaluated 10-day sequential versus conventional triple therapy in peptic ulcer patients. Methods:  One hundred fifty-nine patients with peptic ulcer diseases were prospectively randomized to receive 10 days ...
Arslan Taş Didem - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is one of the most common lesions of oral mucosa. Helicobacter pylori is suggested as one of the etiological agents of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Here, we conduct a study for evaluating the impact of H. pylori eradication on clinical course of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. METHODS: Forty-six patients ...
Rachmiel Adi - - 2012
The purpose of this paper is to compare the treatment of hypoplastic, retruded maxillary cleft palate using distraction osteogenesis vs. orthognathic surgery in terms of stability and relapse, growth after distraction and soft tissue profile changes. The cleft patients showed anteroposterior maxillary hypoplasia with class III malocclusion and negative overjet ...
Figura Natale - - 2012
A group of 180 H. pylori culture positive dyspeptic patients (64 patients with peptic ulcer, PU) completed a 2-week treatment with omeprazole, amoxicillin and metronidazole and underwent endoscopy again 6-8 weeks after the end of therapy. One hundred and twenty-four patients (68.8%) were successfully treated. Factors increasing the rates of ...
Ljubičić Neven - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Peptic ulcer bleeding remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) use, Helicobacter pylori infection and non-H. pylori-non-NSAIDs causes of peptic ulcer bleeding and to identify the predictive factors influencing the rebleeding rate ...
Reinhart Jennifer M - - 2012
Feline histoplasmosis is a systemic fungal infection often treated with itraconazole, which can be cost-prohibitive for some clients. Additionally, although the clinical disease in cats has been documented, sources of Histoplasma species spore exposure in cats have yet to be thoroughly investigated. The objectives of this study were to compare ...
Wong Grace Lai-Hung - - 2012
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We performed a prospective cohort study to investigate the effects of gastroprotective agents (such as such as proton pump inhibitors or histamine-2 receptor antagonists) on long-term clinical outcomes of patients with Helicobacter pylori -negative idiopathic bleeding ulcers. METHODS: Patients with H pylori -negative idiopathic bleeding ulcers were ...
Parmeland Laurence L Service de Parasitologie et Mycologie Medicale, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 103, grande rue de la Croix-Rousse, 69004 Lyon, - - 2013
Since the outcomes of patients with candidemia is poor and Candida spp. with increased resistance to antifungal therapy may be associated with these results, the emergence of these blood infections caused by non-C. albicans Candida spp. was explored prospectively over a two-year period (2009-2010). Candidemia was defined as the recovery ...
Tursi Antonio - - 2012
Failure in the eradication of H. pylori is a frequent occurrence. We assessed the effectiveness of a third-line, levofloxacin-containing, 10-day sequential treatment, in order to obtain eradication of H. pylori resistant patients in a clinical setting. One-hundred and nineteen consecutive patients with proven two consecutive failures in curing H. pylori ...
Chang Chongwang - - 2012
The authors explored the associations between subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) and anxiety in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Recent research suggests that anxiety may be one of the earliest manifestations of PD; however, the lack of a dopamine-medication control group is a major limitation of these studies. Authors paired ...
Dotis John - - 2012
Candida parapsilosis constitutes a common Candida spp. isolated in children with candidemia. Few data exist on risk factors and outcome of candidemia caused by C. parapsilosis in pediatric patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of demographic data, clinical features, therapeutic procedures and outcomes associated with Candida bloodstream infections (BSIs) that ...
Gisbert J P - - 2012
OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the effect of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication on ulcer bleeding recurrence in a prospective, long-term study including 1,000 patients.METHODS:Patients with peptic ulcer bleeding were prospectively included. Prior non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use was not considered exclusion criteria. H. pylori infection was confirmed by rapid urease test, histology, ...
Sánchez-Delgado J - - 2012
Strong acid inhibition using esomeprazole increases cure rates with triple therapy and 10-day treatments are more effective than 7-day ones. The combination of amoxicillin plus metronidazole at full doses, and using a physiologically-correct schedule three times a day, and has been shown to overcome metronidazole resistance and to achieve good ...
Niv Yaron - - 2012
The ratio of Helicobacter pylori/NSAID-negative gastric ulcers is increasing. Idiopathic gastric ulcers have unique clinical and endoscopic features, and are associated with more bleeding complications and a higher mortality. Alterations in gastric mucin expression and sialylation pattern may be important in ulcer pathogenesis. The purpose of this study was to ...
Sokwala Ahmed - - 2012
Background. Helicobacter pylori is associated with several upper gastrointestinal conditions including chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and gastric malignancy. Proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapies are considered the standard regimens for H. pylori eradication, but the optimal duration of therapy is controversial. To prevent infection and complications, local studies should be ...
Aydogan Timucin - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori is one of the most common bacterial infections, seen in humans worldwide and its possible relationship to different diseases is a focus of attention nowadays. The aim of this study was to analyse the effects ofH. Pylori eradication on proteinuria. METHODS: Ninety-nine patients suffering from dyspeptic complaints ...
Fakheri Hafez - - 2012
 Helicobacter pylori eradication has still remained a challenge, especially in case of failure to novel treatments. Therefore, we designed a study to evaluate the effects of a modified bismuth-containing quadruple therapy including a short course of furazolidone on a group of patients whose sequential therapy had been unsuccessful.  Thirty-six H. ...
Kongchayanun Chutima - - 2012
 Eradication rate for Helicobacter pylori infection with standard triple therapy has globally declined including in Thailand, and new regimens are required that provide reliable high eradication rates. The study was designed to determine whether concomitant therapy administered for either 5 or 10 days would produce a ≥ 95% (grade A) ...
Cosme A - - 2012
Clin Microbiol Infect ABSTRACT: The rate of eradication of Helicobacter pylori with standard triple therapy using omeprazole, amoxicillin and clarithromycin (OAC) is unacceptable in populations with high rates of clarithromycin resistance (15-20%). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of 10-day OAC therapy as the first-line treatment ...
Wu S M - - 2012
Introduction: This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of quadruple therapy containing doxycycline and routine quadruple therapy for Helicobacter (H.) pylori rescue eradication in patients who had failed the one-week triple therapy. Methods: Patients who failed the first-line eradication therapy were allocated into two groups. Group A patients ...
Huang Yao-Kang - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this prospective study was to compare the efficacy of the first-line lansoprazole-based sequential therapy and concomitant therapy (lansoprazole, amoxicillin, clarithromycin and metronidazole) for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication. METHODS:  A total of 169 patients with H. pylori infection were randomly assigned to either the sequential therapy group (n = 85) ...
Kadayifci Abdurrahman - - 2012
Background:  Sequential treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) appears to achieve a better eradication rate than triple therapy. However, most of the data have been reported from the Italy, and studies from different population are needed before it is recommended in clinical practice. The present study aimed to assess and compare ...
Shanmugam M - - 2012
Predictable root coverage and good colour match are the major therapeutic end points in the treatment of gingival recession. Alloderm has been used as a substitute to connective tissue graft, but its colour match in populations with a high degree of melanin pigmentation has not been extensively studied. The aim ...
Erdur Baris - - 2012
AIM:: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of sequential and standard triple-drug regimen for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication in children and to determine the primary resistance rate to clarithromycin. PATIENTS AND METHODS:: Children with H. pylori infection randomized to receive either standard regimen (n=28) consisting ...
Rosania Rosa - - 2012
Probiotics survive in gastric environment competing with H. pylori. We studied probiotic "multistrain" administration in dyspeptics with H. pylori (placebo-controlled study). Forty patients with H. pylori (urea breath test - UBT - and IgG) were treated for 10 days with a mixture of 8 species of probiotics. Control group of ...
Okamoto Kohji - - 2012
Micafungin (MCFG), an echinocandin antifungal agent, exhibits antifungal activity against Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida. The fungicidal activity of MCFG against clinical isolates of Candida species was investigated, and the clinical efficacy of MCFG in therapy of deep mycosis in surgery was studied using the AKOTT algorithm. The minimum inhibitory ...
Goh K-L - - 2012
BACKGROUND: H. pylori eradication failures are difficult to treat and rescue therapies often consist of complex treatment regimens. AIM: To determine an effective and practical rescue therapeutic strategy for H. pylori treatment failures using two consecutive regimens: first rescue therapy - rabeprazole 20 mg t.d.s. and amoxicillin 1 g t.d.s. for 2 weeks ...
Rodrigues Lino L - - 2012
Helicobacter pylori has been associated with worsening of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). To evaluate the effect of H. pylori eradication in GERD patients. We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled trial performing symptom evaluation, endoscopy, histology, manometry and esophageal pH testing on GERD patients. Patients infected with H. pylori were randomized ...
Talapaneni Ashok K - - 2012
Objective: The present study was to evaluate and compare anchorage loss in sagittal, vertical dimension in incisal, molar segments and distal tipping of upper canine after first phase of orthodontic mechanotherapy utilizing MBT and ROTH philosophies. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients with class I dentoalveolar malocclusion requiring extraction of all ...
Baghele Om N - - 2012
Background: There has been no study to date comparing the effectiveness and predictability of transpositional flap (TF) with that of the gold standard connective tissue graft (CTG) for root coverage. This study was performed during 2001-2002 at Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai India. Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness and ...
Decelis Stephen - - 2012
Objective: Candida colonization is a consequence of orthodontic treatment and can lead to oral candidosis as a complication of maxillary removable appliance treatment. During orthodontic treatment, it is important to minimize colonization to prevent active infection that could consequently interfere with treatment. Hygiene is the most important factor in managing ...
Fortún J - - 2012
The clinical presentation and outcome of candidemia has changed in recent years. We compared two 5-year periods (2000 to 2004 and 2005 to 2009) in a single institution. We recorded 419 candidemia episodes during the study period (124 in the first period and 295 in the second period). We observed ...
Yanai Ayako - - 2012
To find the way to improve the eradication rate of first-line therapy in Japanese patients. We prospectively compared the effectiveness of 7-d quadruple therapy to standard 7 d triple therapy in Japanese patients infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). One hundred and nineteen patients were randomly assigned to receive 7-d ...
Kang Yan - - 2013
Avascular necrosis of the femoral head is one of the most frequently reported complications in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and often requires total hip arthroplasty (THA). Our objective was to analyze the perioperative management, technical problems, clinical outcomes, and complications associated with THA in patients with SLE. A ...
Kadayifci Abdurrahman - - 2012
Helicobacter pylori eradication rates with standard triple regimens are worsening, and alternative treatments are urgently needed in some populations. The present study aimed to compare the efficacy of bismuth-based quadruple and concomitant regimens. Consecutive Helicobacter pylori-positive patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia were randomized to receive one of two regimens: (i) bismuth ...
Loghmari Hichem - - 2012
Background: Although primary resistance to metronidazole remains high (56,8%), it is more widely used than clarithromycin as a firstline Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) treatment in the common Tunisian practice. Aim: To compare the eradication rate in two protocols including clarithromycin versus metronidazole in Tunisian adults. Methods: From July 2005 to ...
Castillo Demetra - - 2012
A fundamental component to the practice of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is the microscope. While traditional microscopy (TM) is gold standard, the high cost of maintenance has led to an increased demand for alternative methods, such as digital microscopy (DM). Slides embedded with blood specimens are converted into a digital ...
Takeshima Fuminao - - 2012
A 37-year-old woman was evaluated at our hospital for a treatment-resistant proctosigmoiditis. Fifteen years previously, ulcerative colitis was suspected and she was cured by steroid therapy. Colonoscopy revealed multiple sessile polyps covered with white exudate from the rectum to the sigmoid colon. Histopathological examination revealed a mucosal surface cover of ...
Yakoob J - - 2012
Recent studies suggest that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with low-grade inflammation. This study aims to determine the distribution of Helicobacter pylori cytotoxin-associated gene A (cagA) and vacuolating cytotoxin A (vacA) alleles (e.g., s1 and s2) in patients with diarrhoea-dominant IBS (IBS-D) as the latter causes vacuolation in colonic ...
Moresca Ricardo Cesar - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of active and passive lacebacks on antero-posterior position of maxillary first molars and central incisors during leveling phase. Twenty-three subjects with Class I and Class II malocclusion were treated with first premolars extraction using preadjusted appliances (MBT 0.022-inch brackets). The ...
Ojetti Veronica - - 2012
Introduction. Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy has the potential burden of antibiotic-associated gastrointestinal (GI) side effects. The occurrence of side effects is among the major drawbacks of such regimens. GI manifestations may be related to alterations in the intestinal microflora. Probiotics can prevent or reduce antibiotic-associated side effects and have an ...
Kao Sung-Shuo - - 2012
Background. Ten-day concomitant therapy achieves a high eradication rate in Taiwan. Whether shortening the duration of concomitant therapy can still keep a high eradication rate remains unclear. Aim. To assess the eradication rate of 7-day pantoprazole-containing concomitant therapy in Taiwan and to investigate factors influencing the eradication outcome. Methods. From ...
Fleming Padhraig S - - 2012
DesignRandomised controlled trial.InterventionPatients between 8-13 years of age with either unilateral or bilateral PDC diagnosed on radiograph with the presence of mild crowding at the maxillary arch and/or molar relation showing Class II tendency were included. The head gear group (HG) used cervical pull headgear alone for one year for ...
Nikfarjam Mehrdad - - 2012
Delayed gastric emptying is a major cause of morbidity following pancreaticoduodenectomy. The impact of a Braun enteroenterostomy on delayed gastric emptying, used in reconstruction following classic pancreaticoduodenectomy, was assessed. Forty-four consecutive patients undergoing non-pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy from 2009 to 2011 by a single surgeon were included in this study. The ...
Shirakabe Akihiro - - 2012
The relationship between the short-term prognosis of acute heart failure (AHF) and acute kidney injury (AKI) using the risk, injury, failure, and end stage (RIFLE) criteria has already been reported, however, the relationship between the long-term prognosis and AKI has not. We investigated the relationship between the long-term prognosis after ...
Dore Maria Pina - - 2012
The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a ciprofloxacin-based regimen for H. pylori eradication failures as an alternative to bismuth based quadruple therapy. Methods. Design: prospective single-center study. Patients in whom a first eradication trial with omeprazole/esomeprazole, clarithromycin plus amoxicillin or tinidazole/metronidazole had failed ...
Gisbert Javier P - - 2012
Traditional standard triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection (proton pump inhibitor-clarithromycin-amoxicillin) can easily be converted to non-bismuth quadruple (concomitant) therapy by the addition of a nitroimidazole twice daily. To critically review evidence on the role of non-bismuth quadruple therapy (proton pump inhibitor-clarithromycin-amoxicillin-nitroimidazole) in the treatment of H. pylori ...
Kulkarni Narayan - - 2012
It has been proved that lip prints are analogous to thumb prints. A correlation between thumb prints and sagittal dental malocclusion has already been established. Soft tissue is gaining more importance in judgement of deformity or identity of a patient. To find a correlation between sagittal skeletal jaw relation and ...
Matsuda Kotaro - - 2012
We report the case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who showed a reduction in disease severity (from class IV to class II) after multi-joint surgery. The patient was a 61-year-old man with a history of RA, type-2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and nephrotic syndrome. He had been ...
Oertel Frank - - 2012
Mitral Valve Repair (MVRP) has been shown to be significantly superior to Mitral Valve Replacement (MVR). Since the majority of repairs involve the Posterior Mitral Leaflet (PML) and not the Anterior Mitral Leaflet (AML), the monocuspidalisation of the Mitral Valve (MV) can be achieved with a bio-posterior leaflet that imitates ...
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