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Melero Yolanda Y Clínica Obésitas, Hospital 9 de Octubre, Valencia, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study is to observe the psychological changes at one year postop in a group of patients undergoing laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (GVL) and multidisciplinary follow- up. A total of 46 patients with a BMI-35 or higher, who were selected for GVL, completed psychological testing. After GVL ...
Zhu Jin J Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Hangzhou First People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Hangzhou, China - - 2014
Background The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of impact of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) severity on pediatric psychological and behavioral abnormalities. Material and Methods Fifty-one children aged 5-12 years with a confirmed diagnosis of OSAHS were divided into 3 groups according to the severity ...
Panzarella Vera - - 2013
This retrospective study investigated, in two cohorts of subjects living in Southern Italy and awaiting treatment for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), the variables related to diagnostic delay ascribable to the patient, with particular reference to the cognitive and psychological ones. A total of 156 patients with OSCC (mean age: ...
Czuppon Sylvia - - 2013
As one of the purposes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is to return athletes to their preinjury activity level, it is critical to understand variables influencing return to sport. Associations between return to sport and variables representing knee impairment, function and psychological status have not been well studied in ...
Ardern Clare L - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Up to two-thirds of athletes may not return to their preinjury level of sport by 12 months after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, despite being physically recovered. This has led to questions about what other factors may influence return to sport. PURPOSE:To determine whether psychological factors predicted return to ...
Sun Meng-Qing - - 2013
Objective: To compare the influence of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and modified radical mastectomy (MRM) on the psychological state of breast cancer patients. Methods: Patients receiving MRM or BCS, and fulfilling the study criteria, were recruited. Patients were required to complete a self-reporting inventory (SCL- 90) on admission and 6 months ...
Martin George M - - 2012
Background: Diclofenac sodium 3% gel (Solaraze®) gained US approval for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) more than 10 years ago. Since the publication of the pivotal phase 3 studies, numerous clinical studies have assessed use of this therapy in a variety of body areas, special populations, and novel combinations. ...
Ness Peter J - - 2012
To determine the efficacy and safety of diode transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (TSCPC) after tube shunt failure. The patient population consisted of 32 eyes of 31 patients with uncontrolled glaucoma. Each eye had a previously implanted aqueous tube shunt and was currently on maximally tolerated medication. Each eye also underwent TSCPC treatment ...
Boivin Guy - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The IMPACT study was a randomized, double-blind study comparing 100 to 200 days of VGCV prophylaxis (900mg once daily) in D+/R- kidney transplant recipients. Although extending the duration of prophylaxis resulted in a significant reduction in confirmed cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease (100-day: 36.8% vs 200-day: 16.1%(1)), the consequence of extending ...
De Santis Giorgio - - 2012
Facial lipoatrophy, a human immunodeficiency virus-related wasting of the facial soft tissues, can compromise patients' quality of life. Injection of different materials in the cheeks can improve this condition. Concern regarding potential long-term complications of nonbiodegradable fillers remains. The authors investigated the long-term efficacy and safety of polyacrylamide gel injections. ...
Amber Kyle T - - 2011
A 57-year-old woman with herpes labialis and previously diagnosed with vestibular neuritis experienced recurrences of vertigo and disequilibrium. Initially preceded by oral herpes outbreaks or upper respiratory infections, these recurrences became spontaneous and more frequent. Vestibular function demonstrated a 25% decrease in energy function in the right and the patient ...
Strand Anders - - 2011
  A Phase 3, open-label, multicenter study was conducted to assess the safety of the combination of 5% acyclovir and 1% hydrocortisone cream (AHC cream) in the treatment of recurrent herpes simplex labialis (HSL) in immunocompetent adolescents. Eligible subjects were aged 12 to 17 years and had a history of recurrent ...
Duan Zhong-Ping - - 2011
The 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is associated with the high risk of severe complications and is spreading more rapidly throughout the world than other reported seasonal influenzas. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the nature herbal medicine Lianhuaqingwen capsule (LHC) in patients infected with ...
de Vries Liat - - 2011
As there are no standard criteria for monitoring suppression during treatment of central precocious puberty (CPP) with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone analogues (GnRHa), we assessed the use of pelvic ultrasound examination for this purpose. In 31 girls with CPP, transabdominal pelvic ultrasound examination was performed before initiation of therapy with GnRHa, after ...
Fraaij P L A - - 2011
A retrospective nationwide study on the use of intravenous (IV) zanamivir in patients receiving intensive care who were pretreated with oseltamivir in the Netherlands was performed. In 6 of 13 patients with a sustained reduction of the viral load, the median time to start IV zanamivir was 9 days (range, ...
Roth Michael D MD Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1690, USA. - - 2011
To identify baseline characteristics of patients with scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) that could serve as predictors of the most favorable response to 12-month treatment with oral cyclophosphamide (CYC). Regression analyses were retrospectively applied to the Scleroderma Lung Study data in order to identify baseline characteristics that correlated with the ...
Salinas-Alamán Angel - - 2011
To evaluate intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) combined with grid laser photocoagulation in macular edema (ME) secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Eight eyes (8 patients) with ME associated with BRVO with at least 3 months of evolution since symptom onset were included. All subjects underwent measurement of best-corrected visual acuity ...
Barkmeier Andrew J - - 2011
To describe a case of exudative macular detachment secondary to peripheral exudative chorioretinopathy with a favorable anatomic and visual outcome following treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab. The medical records of a patient with peripheral exudative chorioretinopathy were reviewed. Macular reattachment was achieved with a corresponding visual acuity improvement that was maintained ...
Chen Jimin - - 2011
Tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon is a chronic degenerative condition that frequently does not respond to treatment. In the current study, we propose that autologous tenocytes therapy (ATT) is effective in treating tendon degeneration in a collagenase-induced rabbit Achilles tendinopathy model. Chronic tendinopathy was created in the left Achilles tendon ...
Schweitzer Pernilla J - - 2011
: There is paucity of knowledge on the long-term outcome of hypochondriasis, with even less knowledge about the effect of treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). : This prospective follow-up study included 58 patients with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) hypochondriasis who had ...
Montero Laura Cuesta - - 2011
Progressive macular hypomelanosis (PMH) is an acquired disorder of skin pigmentation, which is mostly under-diagnosed. It is characterized by nummular hypopigmented lesions appearing on the trunk in young persons. Several treatment options are available, although topical clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide have been used traditionally. However, good results have recently been ...
Sotiriou Eleni - - 2011
We present a 79-year-old man with a 2-year history of Bowen's disease. The 10 × 10 plaque was located on the right frontotemporal area. The patient was treated with two photodynamic therapy (PDT) sessions, performed 1 week apart, followed by five times per week application of imiquimod 5% cream for ...
Lavinsky Daniel - - 2011
To compare modified Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (mETDRS) focal/grid laser photocoagulation with normal-density (ND-SDM) or high-density (HD-SDM) subthreshold diode-laser micropulse photocoagulation for the treatment diabetic macular edema (DME). A prospective, randomized, controlled, double-masked clinical trial with patients with previously untreated DME and best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) worse than ...
Wickremasinghe Sanjeewa S - - 2011
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs have dramatically improved the treatment of neovascular AMD. In pivotal studies, almost 90% of patients maintain vision, with approximately 30% showing significant improvement. Despite these successes, 10% to 15% of patients continue to lose vision, even with treatment. It has been reported that variants ...
Dalakas Marinos C - - 2011
The inflammatory myopathies, a group of chronic myopathic conditions, are potentially treatable, so proper diagnosis and early initiation of therapy are necessary. The most common types are polymyositis (PM), dermatomyositis (DM), necrotizing autoimmune myopathy (NAM), and inclusion body myositis (IBM). This review provides practical advice on treatment and identifies emerging ...
Akman-Demir Gulsen - - 2011
Neurologic involvement in Behçet's disease (BD) is seen in about 5% to 10% of all BD patients. Clinical and imaging data suggest that neurologic involvement in BD presents in two major forms. The first, central nervous system (CNS) parenchymal involvement with a predilection to brainstem-diencephalic regions, is seen in the ...
Redman L M - - 2011
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of isoproterenol and prednisolone in the treatment of subcutaneous lipomas. The first experiment evaluated in vitro lipolysis induced by isoproterenol 10(-6) M alone and across a range of prednisolone concentrations to determine the optimal dose to maximize lipolysis. The second ...
Do Jeong Eun JE Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea Drs Woo and Hann's Skin Clinic, Seoul, - - 2011
Segmental vitiligo (SV), which frequently accompanies poliosis, indicating a poor prognosis that is likely resistant to treatments. In this study, we performed a retrospective analysis to evaluate the treatment response to 308 nm excimer laser in SV patients. A retrospective chart and photographic review was performed on 80 SV patients who ...
de Mendonça Regina Maria Holanda - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Oral mucositis is a common collateral effect among the secondary complications resulting from chemotherapy. The objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate the association of HSV-1, Candida spp., and oral bacteria on the severity of oral mucositis in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). PROCEDURE: Seventy-one prospective patients were ...
Poulin Y - - 2011
Acne vulgaris is a chronic and frequently recurring disease. A fixed-dose adapalene-benzoyl peroxide (adapalene-BPO) gel is an efficacious and safe acne treatment. To assess the long-term effect of adapalene-BPO on relapse prevention among patients with severe acne after successful initial treatments. This is a multicentre, double-blind, randomized and controlled study. ...
Maggio Giulio - - 2011
Venous leg ulcer is a pathological condition afflicting prevalently elderly patients, which has been found to have a major impact on individuals' health and social aspects of quality of life. Actually, the best practice treatment is recommended to include wound dressing and multilayer compression therapy. In this study, we have ...
Taniguchi Hisanori - - 2011
Objective. There are few reports on the prognosis of patients receiving androgen replacement therapy (ART). In this study, we evaluated the subsequent symptoms of Japanese hypogonadal patients who had received ART, within several years previously by mail-in survey. Methods. Thirty-three aged men with symptoms of hypogonadism and testosterone deficiency who had received ...
Staring A B P - - 2011
We investigated whether Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) combined with Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT) is associated with a decrease in nuisance acts and crime convictions in dual-diagnosis repeated offenders. Forty-three patients were monitored from 21 months before until 12 months after the start of ACT-IDDT, using police data and the Health of ...
Palumbo A - - 2011
Despite many advances in assisted reproductive techniques (ART), little is known about preferences for technological developments of women undergoing fertility treatments. The aims of this study were to investigate the preferences of infertile women undergoing ART for controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) treatments; to determine the utility values ascribed to different ...
van de Kamp Jiddeke M - - 2012
The creatine transporter (CRTR) defect is a recently discovered cause of X-linked intellectual disability for which treatment options have been explored. Creatine monotherapy has not proved effective, and the effect of treatment with L-arginine is still controversial. Nine boys between 8 months and 10 years old with molecularly confirmed CRTR defect were ...
Sixt Sebastian - - 2011
The present study was carried out to provide information about outcome of the Jetstream atherectomy device for treatment of infrainguinal arteries. From February 2006 to February 2007, 172 patients with Rutherford class 1 to 5 lower limb ischemia were enrolled at 9 study sites. The endpoints were evaluation of quality ...
Kraft Kate H - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical outcome of endoscopic injection in children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and concomittant overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS: A total of 41 patients with VUR and OAB underwent endoscopic injection of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid. At surgery, 13 patients had been successfully treated for their OAB (urgency with or ...
Jung Simon - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intra-arterial thrombolysis can be used for treatment of basilar artery occlusion. Predictors of outcome before initiation of treatment are of special interest. METHODS: From 1992 to 2010, we treated 106 consecutive patients with basilar artery occlusion with intra-arterial thrombolysis. Baseline characteristics, treatment, clinical course, and 3-month and ...
Dias Andréa C - - 2011
Mortality is a significant outcome among Brazilian crack/cocaine-dependent patients yet not well understood and is under investigated. This study examined a range of mortality indicators within a cohort of 131 crack/cocaine-dependent patients admitted into treatment and meeting criteria for dependence of crack (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth ...
La Vignera Sandro - - 2011
Introduction. This study evaluated the effects of a chronic treatment with tadalafil, a specific phosphodiesterase V inhibitor, on endothelial apoptosis through changes in the serum concentration of endothelial microparticles (EMPs). EMPs were arbitrarily chosen as a marker of endothelial apoptosis, and the changes in their concentration were monitored before and ...
Gaul Charly - - 2011
This study investigated the outcome of a 5-day headache-specific multidisciplinary treatment program (MTP) and the adherence to treatment recommendations in 295 prospectively recruited consecutive headache patients [210 migraine, 17 tension-type headache (TTH), 68 combination headache, including 56 medication-overuse headache (MOH)]. Headache frequency decreased from 13.4 (±8.8) to 8.8 (±8.0) days ...
Bouwhuis Marna G - - 2011
Adjuvant therapy with interferon-α (IFN) only benefits a small subgroup of melanoma patients and a predictive marker selecting responders does not exist. IFN induces increased ferritin and decreased C-reactive protein (CRP) levels; however, an association with treatment effect was not studied. Serum was collected from patients participating in the European ...
Shankar Jai Jai Shiva - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral vasospasm (CV) is one of the most dreaded complications in patients who survive acute subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), and conventional cerebral angiography (DSA) is the gold standard for its diagnosis. We evaluated CT angiography (CTA) as a non-invasive alternative for diagnosis of CV and assessed if CTA could have ...
Taschieri Silvio - - 2011
PURPOSE: The main purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to evaluate the 4-year success rate of endodontic surgery in combination with a collagen resorbable membrane for the treatment of through-and-through periradicular lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with one or more teeth with a through-and-through periradicular lesion in need of ...
Altomare D F - - 2011
Anal fissure is one of the most common and painful proctologic diseases. Its treatment has long been discussed and several different therapeutic options have been proposed. In the last decades, the understanding of its pathophysiology has led to a progressive reduction of invasive and potentially invalidating treatments in favor of ...
Tängdén Thomas - - 2011
Background. Gram-negative bacillary (GNB) ventriculitis and meningitis are rare but serious complications after neurosurgery. Prospective studies on antibiotic treatment for these infections are lacking, and retrospective reports are sparse. At our hospital in Uppsala, Sweden, meropenem has been recommended as empirical therapy since 1996, with the addition of intraventricular gentamicin in ...
Fathy H - - 2011
Background  Pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPD) are a group of chronic disorders that pose a therapeutic challenge. Objective  In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of narrow band ultraviolet B (NB UVB) in the treatment of PPD. Patients and methods  Six patients of PPD were treated with NB UVB: one patient ...
Fu Hai-Xia - - 2011
The cause of late-onset hemorrhagic cystitis (LOHC) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) remains obscure. In clinical practice, some LOHC patients respond to immunosuppression. The aim of this study was to determine the immune pathogenesis of LOHC post allo-HSCT. With the diagnosis of LOHC, patients were given initial treatment ...
Krysko Kristen M - - 2011
Background: Natalizumab is indicated for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) with insufficient response to first-line disease-modifying therapy (DMT). We studied the efficacy of natalizumab for treatment of MS in a single centre observational design. Methods: A retrospective observational study of 146 patients [66% female; mean age 37.4; 72% ...
Locher Julie L - - 2011
Background: Patients with head and neck cancers (HNCs) are at increased risk of experiencing malnutrition, which is associated with poor outcomes. Advances in the treatment of HNCs have resulted in improved outcomes that are associated with severe toxic oral side effects, placing patients at an even greater risk of malnutrition. ...
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