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Ozturk Ufuk - - 2012
We aimed to investigate the impact of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on the varicocele treatment. 101 patients underwent spermatic vein ligation between 2007 and 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. Those patients were divided into two groups as without (n: 56, Group 1) or with MetS (n: 48, Group 2). All the patients ...
Chakrabarty Prosanta - - 2012
We show using the most complete phylogeny of one of the most species-rich orders of vertebrates (Gobiiformes), and calibrations from the rich fossil record of teleost fishes, that the genus Typhleotris, endemic to subterranean karst habitats in southwestern Madagascar, is the sister group to Milyeringa, endemic to similar subterranean systems ...
Yilmaz Rahmi - - 2012
We tested the hypothesis that adding an ultrafiltration session per week may improve brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and left ventricular function in hypervolemic hemodialysis patients. Twenty-six patients (18 male, 8 female; mean age 57.2 ± 12.7 years) who had high BNP and CRP levels and ...
Towliat Kashani Seyed Mohsen SM Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroentrology and Liver disease, Tehran, IR - - 2012
The stapled hemorrhoidopexy (SH) is a procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids . At first SH seemed to be a good alternative for the Milligan Morgan (MM) hemorrhoidectomy and preliminary results in early 2000 confirmed it. However, further studies and evaluation of long-term results showed poorer outcomes. This study aimed to ...
Shingare Poonam P MDS, Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, M.G.M Dental College and Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai-400703, Maharashtra, - - 2011
One of the essential factors for successful root canal therapy is elimination of bacterial contaminants using an effective root canal chemical irrigant such as sodium hypochlorite which inherently possesses certain disadvantages like irritation to periapical tissues, staining of the instruments, burning of surrounding tissues etc. The aim of the study ...
Göktas Onder O Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Campus Charité Mitte, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, - - 2014
Olfactory disorders are not rare and affect quality of life in patients. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the outcomes of an outpatient-based diode laser inferior turbinate reduction (ITR) in otherwise therapy-refractory olfactory disorder. In a prospective clinical investigation, 20 patients (7 male, 13 female, mean age 53.2 ± 15.34) ...
Piraccini B - - 2011
The aim of the study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of 5% Carexidil solution®, applied twice a day on the scalp, on male and female androgenetic alopecia. The 6 month-study was performed in three Italian dermatological centers. Evaluation of efficacy was performed with subjective and objective methods, including operator ...
Selvakumar Paul P Department of ENT, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu 632004 - - 2012
The aims of this study are to determine the frequency of patients presenting with Meniere's Disease(MD) in an Indian setting, using the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO) diagnostic criteria, and to describe the clinical and audio vestibular profiles of these patients. The study was based on prospective ...
Walker Matthew - - 2011
The reverse total shoulder arthroplasty was introduced to treat the rotator cuff-deficient shoulder. Since its introduction, an improved understanding of the biomechanics of rotator cuff deficiency and reverse shoulder arthroplasty has facilitated the development of modern reverse arthroplasty designs. We review (1) the basic biomechanical challenges associated with the rotator ...
Al-Akily Saleh A - - 2011
The objective of this study was to assess the ocular complications and visual loss among patients with severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). Four hundred and thirty-one patients with VKC seen at Ibn Al-Haitham Eye Center were the study group. This is a retrospective non-comparative observational study between 01 January 2002 and ...
Reichmann Boudewijn L - - 2011
Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting (CAS) has emerged as an alternative to Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) in treatment of carotid stenotic disease. With increasing life expectancy clinicians are more often confronted with patients of higher age. Octogenarians were often excluded from randomized trials comparing CAS to CEA because they were considered high-risk ...
Haïat Stéphanie - - 2011
Adolescents ALL have a better outcome when treated with pediatric protocol compared to adult protocol. We have tested the feasibility of pediatric protocol to treat 40 consecutive adults ALL. DFS and OS were 73±7%, and 72±7%, and were significantly longer in patients under 40 yo (81±9% vs 51±15%, p=0.05 [DFS] ...
Kim Dong Hwan ' Dennis ' - - 2010
Early recognition of high-risk patient is important to improve long-term outcomes following imatinib therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Some controversy surrounds the question, which of short-term response parameters at which time-point, including complete cytogenetic response (CCyR) or major molecular response (MMR) at 6 or 12 months, is the best ...
Kavakli Havva Sahin - - 2010
To assess the value of lactate measurements in addition to standard diagnostic measurement of white blood cell count (WBC) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in the accuracy of preoperative acute appendicitis (AA) diagnosis. A total of thirty-six consecutive patients with histopathologically confirmed acute appendicitis were retrospectively included in the study. Fifteen ...
Lessa Fernando A M - - 2010
To compare and to analyze whether the values of rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) determined by a ventilator display and a digital ventilometer were correlated. Twenty-two adult patients (17 males and 5 females) in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery and in mechanical ventilation were studied. Prior to the data ...
Aleem Aamer - - 2011
Splenectomy is the usual form of therapy for immune thrombocytopena (ITP) after steroid failure. We retrospectively studied the data in adult patients who underwent splenectomy for ITP from July 1996 to June 2008 to evaluate the long term responses, clinical and laboratory factors associated with long term responses and outcome ...
Molgaard-Hansen Lene - - 2010
Despite major improvements in the cure rate of childhood acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), 5-15% of patients still die from treatment-related complications. In a historical prospective cohort study, we analysed the frequency, clinical features and risk factors for early deaths (ED) and treatment-related deaths (TRD) in 525 children included in the ...
Rigano Paolo - - 2010
Hydroxycarbamide (HC) is a pharmacological agent capable of stimulating fetal haemoglobin (HbF) production during adult life. High levels of HbF may ameliorate the clinical course of β-thalassaemia and sickle cell disease. The efficacy of HC for the treatment of thalassaemia major and thalassaemia intermedia is variable. Although an increase of ...
Zinzani Pier Luigi - - 2010
Historically, the first treatment choices for hairy cell leukemia (HCL) were splenectomy and alpha-interferon. Recently, purine analogues (pentostatin and cladribine) changed radically the treatment modality, inducing complete and durable responses in the majority of patients. The authors analyzed the outcome of different lines of therapy in 121 HCL patients followed ...
Azarsiz Elif - - 2011
Combined immunodeficiency diseases comprise a group of disorders with different molecular basis. Clinical and immunological phenotypes for each group are extremely heterogenous. The frequency of combined immunodeficiencies may vary in different countries. The most frequent forms of combined immunodeficiency show inherited defects in development of T and/or B lymphocytes. These ...
Candelaria Myrna - - 2011
Decitabine and azacitidine, two DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitors, are the current standard of treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are also being tested against MDS. Both drug classes synergize in their gene reactivating and anticancer activities. The combination of hydralazine and valproate (Transkrip®), a DNMT and HDAC ...
Zafarghandi Mohammad Reza - - 2010
The aim was to investigate the therapeutic effect of granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration following implantation of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells (BM MNC) for patients with lower limb ischemia. The design was a randomized controlled trial. Fifteen patients with severe chronic limb ischemia were treated with autologous BM MNC [without ...
Veeraputhiran Muthu - - 2010
We carried out a retrospective analysis of viability by diagnosis and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) concentration in patients who had undergone autologous transplants using hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) after long-term storage (up to 17.8 years). Viability was tested using flow cytometry for HPC that were harvested and preserved using a controlled ...
Blouin Pascale - - 2010
Juvenile xanthogranuloma was diagnosed in two infants aged 8 and 2 months with skin lesions, hepatosplenomegaly, and pancytopenia. Disease control was not achieved with first-line vinblastine-steroid-VP16 combination therapy. Two courses of 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine (2CDA) (0.3 mg/kg) and cytosine arabinoside (AraC) (1 g/m(2)) were then administered for 5 days and were followed, ...
Kiernan T J - - 2011
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is associated with improvement in endothelial function, angina and quality of life in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease, although the mechanisms underlying the observed clinical benefits are not completely clear. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of EECP on circulating haematopoietic ...
Malka Shachar - - 2010
CASE DESCRIPTION: An 8-month-old spayed female domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was referred for examination to determine the cause of lethargy and severe anemia. CLINICAL FINDINGS: Initial examination revealed that the ferret was lethargic but with appropriate mentation. The only other abnormal findings were severe pallor of the mucous membranes, ...
Levine Todd D - - 2010
The objective of this trial was to determine the safety and tolerability of memantine in patients with sporadic ALS and to examine changes in CSF biomarkers during drug therapy. Twenty patients on stable doses of riluzole were enrolled. Patients received memantine, 10 mg b.i.d., for 18 months. Lumbar punctures were ...
Mank Arno - - 2011
To identify which patient groups can be safely discharged early after high dose chemotherapy. Until recently, the standard of care for patients with haematological malignancies who have been treated with high dose chemotherapy has been to hospitalise them until neutrophil recovery and clinical improvement. Over the past years, a more ...
Vanni Gianluca - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Surgical stress and general anesthesia can have detrimental effects on postoperative immune function. We sought to comparatively evaluate postoperative lymphocytes response in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) under thoracic epidural or general anesthesia. METHODS: Between October 2008 and June 2009, 50 patients with nonmalignant pulmonary conditions were randomized ...
Ahmed Ibrahim - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a common, benign, self-limiting disease in children. Chronic ITP is diagnosed when thorombocytopenia persists beyond 12 months. Older age is associated with increased risk for development of chronic ITP. The main objective of the current study was to examine whether total leukocyte (TLC) ...
Anupriya A - - 2010
Arachnoiditis involving optic nerve and the optic chiasm can occur as a complication of tuberculous meningitis (TBM). This study evaluates the clinical features, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and laboratory parameters and imaging findings of optochiasmatic arachnoiditis (OCA) and also tried to identify any factors which can predict this complication in patients ...
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The evaluation of patient-reported outcomes (e.g. impact, satisfaction) is important in trials of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). We evaluated psychometric properties of the CGM Satisfaction Scale (CGM-SAT) and the Glucose Monitoring Survey (GMS). CGM-SAT is a 44-item scale on which patients (n=224) or parents (n=102) rated their experience with CGM ...
Atchison Elizabeth - - 2010
High-dose (HD) IL-2 is approved to treat renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with modest response rates and significant toxicity. Enhancement of cytotoxic T-cell activity by IL-2 is 1 mechanism of action. IL-2 also stimulates regulatory T lymphocytes (Tregs), which are associated with poor prognosis. Favorable outcomes are associated with greater rebound ...
Chunhua Yu - - 2011
Background and objective: A murine model of skin injury from vinorelbine extravasation was established to evaluate the treatment efficacy of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF). Materials and method: Experimental models were divided into bFGF, rhGM-CSF, and control (saline) groups, with 40 mice in ...
Mwangangi Joseph M - - 2011
Larval control is a major component in mosquito control programs. This study evaluated the wide-scale application of Bti/Bs biolarvicide (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis [Bti] and Bacillus sphaericus [Bs]) in different aquatic habitats in urban and peri-urban Malindi, Kenya. This study was done from June 2006 to December 2007. The urban ...
Soo Alan W - - 2010
Open heart surgery is associated with a massive systemic inflammatory response. Neutrophils, are the main mediator of this response. We hypothesised that the degree of neutrophil activation and inflammatory response to open heart surgery varies individually and correlates with clinical outcome. The aim of this study was to determine if ...
Samaras Panagiotis - - 2011
To reduce the duration of neutropenia after conditioning chemotherapy and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (APBSCT), granulocyte-colony stimulating factors (G-CSF) are commonly administered. We retrospectively evaluated the impact of pegfilgrastim compared to filgrastim on neutrophil engraftment, hospital stay, and supportive measures in patients with multiple myeloma after conditioning with ...
Misra Usha Kant - - 2010
There is paucity of studies on cytokines in tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and their relation with clinical and radiological changes; therefore this study was undertaken. 16 TBM patients diagnosed on the basis of clinical, CSF and radiological criteria were included. They were subjected to TNF-alpha, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-1beta, and IL-12p70 ...
Awidi Abdalla - - 2010
One hundred and three patients with Philadelphia chromosome or BCR-ABL positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in chronic phase who were on oral imatinib were included in this study. The study aimed to assess the relationship between imatinib trough serum levels and clinical outcome (as determined by molecular response) in Jordanian ...
McGirt Laura Y - - 2010
Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) has been utilized for more than 20 years to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), but a clinical response can take up to 9 months to manifest. This study was undertaken to determine whether clinical features, laboratory values, cytokine levels, or gene expression levels of tumor markers are ...
Apostolidou Effrosyni E Department of Leukemia, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, - - 2010
Changes in the bone marrow microenvironment in myelofibrosis are triggered by a cytokine burst and consist of fibrosis, osteosclerosis, and angiogenesis. Sunitinib is a multitargeted small-molecule inhibitor of the receptor tyrosine kinases involved in cell proliferation and angiogenesis, including vascular endothelial growth factor receptors. Fourteen patients with myelofibrosis were treated ...
Lugthart Sanne - - 2010
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with inv(3)(q21q26.2)/t(3;3)(q21;q26.2) [inv(3)/t(3;3)] is recognized as a distinctive entity in the WHO classification. Risk assignment and clinical and genetic characterization of AML with chromosome 3q abnormalities other than inv(3)/t(3;3) remain largely unresolved. Cytogenetics, molecular genetics, therapy response, and outcome analysis were performed in 6,515 newly diagnosed ...
Mesa Ruben A - - 2010
A multicenter Eastern Cooperative Group (ECOG) phase 2 trial assessed whether adding prednisone to lenalidomide would improve previously reported responses in persons with myelofibrosis (MF). Forty-eight subjects with anemia (42 evaluable) received lenalidomide, 10 mg/d, with a 3-month low-dose prednisone taper. Ten subjects received 3 months, and 25 received 6 ...
Aleem Aamer - - 2010
Management of patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) refractory to standard treatment is difficult. Recent studies show that rituximab, a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, is useful in the treatment of ITP. We retrospectively studied 24 patients who received 29 rituximab treatments for relapsed or refractory ITP. Patients had received a median ...
Pineda Merce - - 2010
We assessed the clinical outcome after coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) therapy in 14 patients presenting ataxia classified into two groups according to CoQ(10) values in muscle (deficient or not). We performed an open-label prospective study: patients were evaluated clinically (international cooperative ataxia rating scale [ICARS] scale, MRI, and videotape registration) at ...
Poole Jennifer - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Severe chronic neutropenia (SCN) places the sufferer at increased risk of bacterial infection, often requiring emergency hospital admission and long-term antibiotic treatment. METHOD: A single clinical case study of idiopathic SCN in a boy of 3 years and 8 months at the start of treatment individualized, classical homeopathic treatment ...
Boehm Alexandra - - 2011
Although imatinib has become standard first-line therapy in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is still considered to be an important treatment alternative for patients with drug resistance or advanced disease. We retrospectively analyzed 175 adult CML patients who underwent HSCT at our institution between 1983 ...
Marwaha Ram Kumar - - 2010
The outcome of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in developing countries is inferior compared with the resource-rich nations. This descriptive study was designed to determine the pattern of deaths in children with ALL treated at a single center and identify the problem areas in management. Case records of 532 patients with ...
Lucid C E - - 2011
Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) has been shown to be a promising treatment for chronic graft-versus-host disease; however, only a few case reports are available that examine the effectiveness of ECP for bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) after allo-SCT. Because of the poor response to traditional therapies, ECP has been explored as a possible ...
Suzuki Yuhko - - 2010
An 88-year-old Japanese woman was referred to our hospital due to a one-month history of face edema, aphagia, shortness of breath, and skin rush over almost her entire skin. She had no abdominal symptoms. Her peripheral blood count showed a white blood cell (WBC) count of 27.1x10(9)/L with 82.1% eosinophils. ...
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