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Gupta Praveen K PK Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Salmania Medical Complex, BDF Hospital, Manama, Kingdom of - - 2013
A case of multiple intracranial abscesses in an immune-competent young girl is reported. She had chicken pox. Two weeks later, she presented with multiple intracranial abscesses. No significant cardiac abnormality was detected on transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). The condition was treated medically. However, one of the abscesses adjacent to the CSF ...
Grasso Rosario Francesco RF Department of Radiology, University "Campus Bio-Medico di Roma", Via Alvaro del Portillo, 200 00128, - - 2013
Several different techniques including guide-wire lasso, simple snare, modified snare (MS) and direct grasping (DG), are available for retrograde ureteral stent retrieval and exchange. Choice among them is not always easy and depends on many different factors, including the local level of expertise. To compare the MS and DG during ...
Danzi Gian Battista - - 2013
No data exist about successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and clinical outcome in patients with multiple coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs). The aim of this study was to determine the impact on cardiac mortality of PCI of multiple CTOs. The Florence CTO PCI registry includes patients treated with drug-eluting stent ...
Skjerbæk Ag - - 2013
This study tested whether upper-body endurance training (ET) is feasible and can be performed at sufficient intensity to induce cardiovascular adaptations in severely disabled patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). Eleven progressive MS patients (6.5 ≤ EDSS ≤ 8.0) scheduled for a four-week inpatient rehabilitation program were randomized to a ...
An Hyo Soon - - 2013
The safety and effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in young children was investigated. Ninety-five children who underwent RFCA procedures were stratified according to age (group 1, 0-4 years, n = 24; group 2, 5-9 years, n = 71) and were evaluated retrospectively. Among the 95 ...
Gasparovic Hrvoje - - 2013
Aortic manipulation releases embolic material, thereby enhancing the probability of adverse neurologic outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We prospectively evaluated 59 patients undergoing CABG. Patients in the single (SC, n = 37) and multiple clamp (MC, n = 22) groups were comparable in relation to age and operative ...
Filippi Massimo - - 2013
In Assessment of OraL Laquinimod in PrEventing ProGRession in Multiple SclerOsis (ALLEGRO), a phase III study in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), oral laquinimod slowed disability and brain atrophy progression, suggesting laquinimod may reduce tissue damage in MS. MRI techniques sensitive to the most destructive aspects of the disease were used ...
Frank Dennis O - - 2013
The effects of increases in maxillary sinus (MS) airflow following functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) are unknown. The goal of this study was to quantify the effects of FESS on airflow into the MS in a cohort of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, and compare MS flow rate with patient-reported outcome ...
Zhang Ling - - 2013
To observe the outcomes of AKI following multiple wasp stings. Eighty-one patients (mean age ± SD, 45.5±14.7 years; 55 men and 26 women; mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score, 16.85±2.78) with AKI following multiple wasp stings between 1997 and 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. Data on their demographic ...
Parente Daniela - - 2013
Postoperative delirium (POD) is a frequent post-surgical complication that is associated with increased mortality and poor patient outcomes. POD is a complex disorder with multiple risk factors such as pre-existing patient comorbidities and perioperative complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of POD and to identify ...
Vibha Deepti - - 2013
A 35-year-old woman, otherwise healthy, presented with a 1-year history of headache, a holocranial dull ache with 1 to 2 episodes per month, each lasting 1 to 2 hours. There was no photophobia, phonophobia, nausea, vomiting, fever, seizure, or loss of consciousness. In the month before presentation, headache became severe ...
Ravi Bheeshma - - 2013
Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) outcome studies have largely focused on recipients of a single primary TJA, which may bias outcome estimates. This retrospective cohort study utilized health administrative databases from Ontario, Canada, to assemble a cohort that received a first primary elective hip or knee TJA for osteoarthritis between 2002 ...
Alkan Eylem Ayhan - - 2013
One treatment approach for achieving healing by regeneration is the application of enamel matrix derivative (EMD) during periodontal surgery. The aim of this randomized clinical study was to compare the efficacy of EMD with a connective tissue graft (CTG) for the treatment of adjacent Miller Class l and II multiple ...
Braithwaite Susan S SS Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1819 W. Polk Street, M/C 640, Chicago, IL 60612. - - 2013
Group metrics are described to quantify blood glucose (BG) variability of hospitalized patients. The "multiplicative surrogate standard deviation" (MSSD) is the reverse-transformed group mean of the standard deviations (SDs) of the logarithmically transformed BG data set of each patient. The "geometric group mean" (GGM) is the reverse-transformed group mean of ...
Xi Haitao - - 2013
The aim for this study is to explore the safety and therapeutic effect of multiple cell transplantations on patients with multiple system atrophy. Ten patients suffering from multiple system atrophy were treated by multiple cell transplantations from August 2005 to March 2011. They were six males and four females, with ...
Ishibashi Keiichiro - - 2013
To investigate the non-inferiority of postoperative single-dose intravenous antimicrobial prophylaxis to multiple-dose intravenous antimicrobial prophylaxis in terms of the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing elective rectal cancer surgery by a prospective randomized study. Patients undergoing elective surgery for rectal cancer were randomized to receive a single ...
Mehta Smita - - 2013
Objectives: To describe the effectiveness of the Helex Septal Occluder (HSO) to close multiple atrial septal defects (mASDs). Background: Limited information is available describing closure of mASDs with the HSO. Methods: A total of 28 patients who underwent closure of mASDs with the HSO were identified by retrospective review of ...
McNair Erick - - 2013
To determine whether or not there was a significant difference between the methods of centrifugation (CF) and multiple-pass hemoconcentration (MPH) of the residual cardiopulmonary-bypass volume in relation to biochemical measurements and patient outcomes. Prospective, randomized, and controlled. Conducted at a western Canadian tertiary care hospital. Consisted of 61 consecutive male ...
Kim Jong-Wan - - 2013
To compare patterns of surgical change and postsurgical relapse between patients with mandibular setback surgery with minimal orthodontic preparation (MS-MO) and those with sufficient orthodontic preparation (MS-SO) after upper premolar extraction (UPE). Twenty-six patients were allocated to 2 groups based on the duration of presurgical orthodontic preparation: MS-MO/UPE (n = 15; ...
Zakaria Rasheed - - 2013
Tremor is an important cause of disability and poor quality of life amongst multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. We assessed the outcomes of ventral intermediate (VIM) nucleus deep brain stimulation for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS)-associated tremor at a single centre in a prospective fashion. Sixteen patients (9 female, 7 ...
Peterson Pamela N PN Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA. - - 2013
The benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in clinical trials were greater among patients with left bundle-branch block (LBBB) or longer QRS duration. To measure associations between QRS duration and morphology and outcomes among patients receiving a CRT defibrillator (CRT-D) in clinical practice. Retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries in ...
Jo Chris Hyunchul - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Multiple channeling is a straightforward additional procedure for rotator cuff repair that creates multiple channels in the greater tuberosity, through which bone marrow of the proximal humerus communicates with the repair site. PURPOSE:To investigate the effect of multiple channeling on clinical and structural outcomes of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. STUDY ...
Bjerke Joakim - - 2013
Reduced peak knee flexion during stair descent (PKSD) is demonstrated in subjects with total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the underlying factors are not well studied. 3D gait patterns during stair descent, peak passive knee flexion (PPKF), quadriceps strength, pain, proprioception, demographics, and anthropometrics were assessed in 23 unilateral TKA-subjects ~19months ...
Siegel David D - - 2013
Carfilzomib, a selective proteasome inhibitor, was approved in 2012 for the treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. Safety data for single-agent carfilzomib have been analyzed for 526 patients with advanced multiple myeloma who took part in one of 4 phase II studies (PX-171-003-A0, PX-171-003-A1, PX-171-004, and PX-171-005). Overall analyses ...
Lage Maureen J MJ Health Metrics Outcomes Research , LLC, Delray Beach, FL, - - 2013
To assess predictors and costs of multiple sclerosis (MS) relapse, a potential outcome measure in payer-manufacturer risk-sharing agreements for disease-modifying drugs (DMDs). A retrospective cohort analysis of medical/pharmacy claims was used. Study patients had ≥1 DMD (interferon beta, glatiramer, natalizumab) claim, without DMD claims in a 6-month pre-period before DMD ...
Mohammad-Mohammadi Alireza - - 2013
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is relatively frequent in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and can be extremely disabling. Surgical interventions are less effective for treatment of MS-related TN compared with classic TN, and higher recurrence rates are observed. To evaluate initial pain-free response (IPFR), duration of pain-free intervals (PFI), and factors predictive ...
An Gang G Department of Lymphoma & Myeloma, Institute of Hematology & Blood Diseases Hospital, State Key Laboratory of Experimental Hematology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union of Medical College, Tianjin, People's Republic of - - 2013
t(11;14)(q13;q32) is the most common chromosome translocation in multiple myeloma (MM), but a consensus of clinicopathological features and impact on survival is yet to be reached. We analyzed a cohort of 350 patients with various plasma cell malignancies, including newly diagnosed MM (NDMM, n=253), relapsed/refractory MM (RRMM, n=77), as well ...
Gobbi Claudio - - 2013
Natalizumab (NTZ) discontinuation leads to multiple sclerosis reactivation.The objective of this study is to compare disease activity in MS patients who continued on NTZ treatment to those who were switched to subcutaneous interferon 1b (IFNB) treatment. 1-year randomized, rater-blinded, parallel-group, pilot study (ClinicalTrial.gov ID: NCT01144052). Relapsing remitting MS patients on ...
Li Gang - - 2013
Multiple apical muscular ventricular septal defects (VSDs) remain a challenge for surgeons because of their anatomical features. We used single patch with intermediate fixations to repair multiple apical muscular VSDs through right ventriculotomy. We analysed the data of 16 children (median age 8 months, range 2 months to 144 months) ...
Seada Yasser Ibrahim YI Department of Physical Therapy for Neuromuscular Disorders and its Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo - - 2013
[Purpose] To determine which of the transcranial electromagnetic stimulation or low level laser therapy is more effective in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia of multiple sclerosis patients. [Methods] Thirty multiple sclerosis patients of both sexes participated in this study. The age of the subjects ranged from 40 to 60 years and ...
Beshtawi Ithar M IM University of Manchester, Manchester, United - - 2013
To assess and compare changes in the biomechanical properties of the cornea following different corneal collagen cross-linking protocols using scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM). Ten donor human corneal pairs were divided into two groups consisting of five corneal pairs in each group. In group A, five corneas were treated with low-fluence ...
Cho Jaeho J Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University, 85, 2-Ka, Jur-dong, Chung-ku, Seoul 100-032, Republic of - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiographic characteristics and structural configurations of a series of patients with a primary degenerative arthritis of the second metatarsophalangeal joint. We studied 37 feet that had undergone surgical treatment for primary degenerative arthritis of the second metatarsophalangeal joint. The patients were ...
Thomas Katja - - 2013
We present a case of acute neuroborreliosis in the setting of long-term treatment with natalizumab. A 33-year-old man was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1999. Following failure of various immunomodulatory treatments including interferon and immunoglobulin, he was treated with mitoxantrone from May 2000 to August 2004. Due to ...
Rezapour-Firouzi Soheila - - 2013
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most chronic and inflammatory disorder. Because of limited efficacy and adverse side effects, identifying novel therapeutic and protective agents is important. This study was aimed to assess the potential therapeutic effects of hemp seed and evening primrose oils as well as Hot-nature dietary intervention on ...
Machino-Ohtsuka Tomoko - - 2013
This study investigated the efficacy and safety of catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF). AF is a precipitating factor for clinical deterioration of HFPEF. CA for AF was performed in a consecutive 74 patients with compensated HFPEF (LV ejection ...
Yam Jason C S - - 2013
To determine the presurgery factors affecting early and long-term favorable outcomes of bilateral lateral rectus recession surgery for infantile exotropia. A retrospective study of 50 patients with infantile exotropia (both constant-type and intermittent-type exotropia with onset before 1 year of age) who had bilateral lateral rectus recession surgery correction with more ...
Thein Ran - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the postoperative radiologic and clinical outcomes of telescopic femur neck screws and small locking plate device (Targon FN) (Group 1) with multiple cancellous screws (Group 2) for displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures. Comparison of a prospective collected data to a historical control ...
Draulans Nathalie - - 2013
Objective:To investigate the long-term dosage evolution and complication rate of intrathecal baclofen use in multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury patients, based on a large population with a long follow-up.Design:Retrospective data analysisSetting:Academic hospitalSubjects:Patients with multiple sclerosis (n = 81) or spinal cord injury (n = 49) having an intrathecal baclofen ...
Rivera Victor M - - 2013
Registry to Evaluate Novantrone Effects in Worsening Multiple Sclerosis (RENEW) was a 5-year, phase IV study in which the safety of Mitoxantrone was monitored in a patient cohort from the United States (US). The objective of the study was to evaluate the long-term safety profile of Mitoxantrone in patients with ...
Maffulli Nicola - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Multiple percutaneous longitudinal tenotomies have been successfully undertaken in runners with isolated midportion Achilles tendinopathy (nodular lesions <2.5 cm) without any sign of paratendinopathy. HYPOTHESIS:In the long term, minimally invasive multiple tenotomies allow the patient to remain involved in middle- and long-distance running. Clinical and ultrasound (US) evidence of paratendinopathy ...
Gupta Divya - - 2013
To determine the frequency and clinical presentation of Mongolian spots (MS) and assess their evolution with age, this study was conducted in three phases. The first phase examined 2,313 babies born at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research between October and December 2010 for the number, size, shape, ...
Maraş Hülya - - 2013
Neuromyelitis optica is an autoimmune demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system. Although it has some features in common with multiple sclerosis, it has different clinical features, prognosis, and treatment. We describe a boy with seropositive neuromyelitis optica and his 6-year follow-up. A boy aged 5 years 8 months presented ...
Walczak Agata - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Demonstration of efficacious antigen-specific therapy in multiple sclerosis. OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of transdermally applied myelin peptides in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. DESIGN One-year double-blind, placebo-controlled cohort study. SETTING Referral center. PARTICIPANTS Thirty outpatients aged 18 to 55 years with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. INTERVENTION Skin ...
Omunakwe H E - - 2013
To analyze the clinical and laboratory features of Multiple Myeloma at presentation in a tertiary centre in Port Harcourt Southern Nigeria. The medical records of all patients diagnosed for plasma cell neoplasia within a 10 year period at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital were reviewed retrospectively. Clinical presentation, ...
Hofstetter Louis - - 2013
In multiple sclerosis (MS) regional grey matter (GM) atrophy has been associated with disability progression. The aim of this study was to compare regional GM volume changes in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients with progressive and stable disability, using voxel-based morphometry (VBM). We acquired baseline and 1-year follow-up 3-dimensional (3D) T1-weighted ...
Hageman Kelly - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the use of denosumab for the prevention of skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with osteolytic lesions associated with multiple myeloma (MM).DATA SOURCES:MEDLINE/Ovid (1946-April week 3, 2013), EMBASE (1980-2013 week 16), abstracts of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (1983-April 22, 2013), American Society of Hematology (2004-April 22, 2013), ...
Liu H - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To compare the safety and efficacy of conventional monopolar transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) and 2-micron continuous-wave laser resection (2-µm laser) techniques in the management of multiple nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), and to investigate long-term effects on tumour recurrence. METHODS: Patients with multiple NMIBC were randomized to receive ...
Stępień Adam - - 2013
Objective: Interferon (IFN)β treatment is a mainstay of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) immunotherapy. Its efficacy is supposedly a consequence of impaired trafficking of inflammatory cells into the central nervous system and modification of the proinflammatory/antiinflammatory cytokine balance. However, the effects of long-term monotherapy using various IFNβ preparations on cytokine profiles ...
Michel L - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is an immunosuppressive agent, sometimes used as a disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS). Several studies have reported the relative safety of this treatment but, to date, its efficacy has rarely been described. We performed a retrospective study to assess the safety and efficacy of MMF ...
Abdel-Rahman Fawzi - - 2013
IntroductionPlerixafor is a novel mobilizing agent of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) in lymphoma and multiple myeloma (MM) patients whose cells mobilize poorly. Due to the substantial cost associated with its use, we aimed to compare the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Plerixafor + GCSF (PG) versus GCSF ± Chemotherapy (GC) as salvage mobilization ...
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