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Lazareth I - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance (efficacy and safety) of an absorbent dressing impregnated with silver salts (UrgoCell Silver) in the management of leg ulcers with clinical signs of critical colonisation. METHOD: This was a prospective multicentre non-comparative phase III clinical trial. Patients were assessed weekly for up to four weeks. ...
Zerón Hugo Mendieta - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Chronic ulcers owing to pressure cause complications with respect to immobilization and develop through limited blood circulation. There are different treatments for these ulcers; nonetheless, the search for an efficient and economical option continues. One choice could be collagen-polyvinylpyrrolidone (clg-pvp). Presence of pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients constitutes a ...
Park Soo-Heon - - 2007
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have gastrointestinal side effects such as dyspepsia, peptic ulcer, hemorrhage, and perforation. Misoprostol and PPIs have been used to prevent NSAID-induced gastroduodenal injury. Rebamipide increases gastric mucus and stimulates the production of endogenous prostaglandins. The prophylactic effect of rebamipide on NSAID-induced gastrointestinal complications is unknown. The ...
Matsumoto Satohiro - - 2007
AIM: To investigate the relationship among the presence of ulcer lesions, underlying disease, and clinical course in patients with ischemic colitis. METHODS: The subjects were 41 patients (10 male and 31 female; mean age 70 years) with ischemic colitis who were admitted to and received treatment in our hospital from ...
Lazzerini M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha antibodies are useful for the treatment of refractory Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Thalidomide is another agent with tumour necrosis factor-alpha suppressive properties. AIM: To investigate the long-term efficacy and safety of thalidomide in a group of children and young adults with refractory inflammatory bowel disease. ...
Movahedi Masoud - - 2007
Leukocyte adhesion deficiency type I (LAD I) is a rare, inherited, autosomal recessive, immunodeficiency disease caused by the combined loss of expression on the surface of leukocytes of the leukocyte integrins. We describe the clinical and laboratory findings for 15 patients with LAD I. The range of patients' ages was ...
Yoshizawa Shigeru - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with repeated flare-ups. It is difficult to predict the response to medical treatment and the necessity for surgery. OBJECTIVE: We undertook this study to determine whether EUS is useful for evaluating the depth of intestinal inflammation, predicting the response to ...
Abisi S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the success of excision and meshed skin grafting for chronic leg ulcers. The effects of different ulcer aetiology and ulcer size on outcome were also assessed. METHODS: All patients who had excision and mesh grafting for chronic leg ulceration between January ...
Gohel M S - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the value of PPG in predicting healing and recurrence in patients with chronic venous ulceration. METHODS: 500 patients with open or recently healed venous ulceration were treated with either multilayer compression or compression plus superficial venous surgery and followed up in ...
Us M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The use of external banding during transcommissural external valvuloplasty has the theoretical advantage of increasing the durability of surgical procedure. The aim of this study was to assess the durability of this combined approach and compare its long-term results with those of external valvuloplasty procedure applied alone. METHODS: We ...
Erdem Uzeyir - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To report an apparently beneficial effect of topical interferon alfa 2a (IFNalpha2a) as a single therapeutic agent in the treatment of Mooren's ulcer. DESIGN: Two case reports. PARTICIPANTS: Two consecutive patients with unilateral Mooren's ulcer diagnosed at the cornea service of Gulhane Military Medical Academy from December 2004 to ...
McCormack Paul L - - 2007
* Mesalazine appears to act locally on the mucosa of the colon and reduces the inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis. * Following oral administration, the majority (*78%) of a dose of delayed-release Multi Matrix System (MMX) mesalazine passes unabsorbed through the upper gastrointestinal tract to reach and traverse the entire ...
Hertzman P A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To measure the short term response of venous ulcers in patients treated with ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) at a two-week clinic in Honduras. METHODS: Nine females (ages 25-86; mean 48.1 years) with 13 venous ulcers and saphenofemoral junction reflux were treated with UGFS (polidocanol 3% foam; 1-4 injections; 2-11 ...
Vital Mark C - - 2007
PURPOSE: To propose and define the "1, 2, 3" rule as a system of categorizing the severity of bacterial keratitis and to determine its value in predicting the likelihood of visual loss after healing of bacterial corneal infection. METHODS: Seventy patients were evaluated for infectious corneal ulcers by 2 cornea ...
Cavallini Marco - - 2007
Large complicated leg ulcers, not responsive to standard therapy, after surgical debridement and under parenteral specific antibiosis, must be occlusively covered to improve wound healing. In 10 diabetic patients with deep (Wagner degree 3), large, and Staphylococcus aureus (n=7) or Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n=5)-infected leg (n=1), or foot (n=9) ulcers, we ...
Chandrashekar Guruvegowda - - 2007
Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer rupturing into the esophagus is rare and the resulting aortoesophageal fistula carries a high mortality. In view of the emergency nature of the entity and complexity of the procedure management of such a condition is not standardized. The immediate concern is to save the patient from life ...
Vonkeman Harald E - - 2007
Treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is hampered by gastrointestinal ulcer complications, such as ulcer bleeding and perforation. The efficacy of proton-pump inhibitors in the primary prevention of ulcer complications arising from the use of NSAIDs remains unproven. Selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors reduce the risk for ulcer complications, but not ...
Minami Masaaki - - 2007
A 78-year-old man who had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis was admitted because of uncontrolled severe, frequent, bloody diarrhea. He was treated with immunosuppressive therapy that included corticosteroid and azathioprine. Colonoscopy was used to assess disease activity. This revealed that the mucosa of his digestive tract from the rectum to ...
Ogrin R - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Venous leg ulcers represent a major clinical problem, with poor rates of healing. Ideal treatment is compression bandaging. The effect of compression on neurovascular tissues involved in wound repair is unclear. This study aims to assess the effect of four-layer compression therapy (40 mmHg) on neurovascular function and wound ...
Frigg Arno - - 2007
Total contact casting (TCC) has become established as standard treatment for Wagner grades 1 and 2 diabetic foot ulcers. However, the recurrence rate after TCC is unacceptably high, and a clear concept to prevent recurrences is still lacking. The purpose of this study was to evaluate recurrences and the effectiveness ...
Reuben Brian C - - 2007
BACKGROUND: In the era of Helicobacter pylori treatment, the role of vagotomy in bleeding duodenal ulcers is debatable. National outcomes were evaluated to determine the current surgical treatment and use of vagotomy for bleeding duodenal ulcers. METHODS: Data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) were used from years 1999 to ...
Sedov V M - - 2007
This paper analyzes the results of cell therapy carried out during multimodality treatment of 23 patients with trophic ulcers of the lower limbs because of varicosity and postthrombotic disease. Twenty-five patients were entered into the control group provided the modern wound dressings Suprasorb. It has been demonstrated that cell therapy ...
Bergan J - - 2007
Venous malformations may occur either as localized or segmental lesions. Radiologic imaging defines the extent of involvement but magnetic resonance imaging is the best modality: it gives a bright hypersignal on T2-weighted spin-echo sequences. During a 30-month period, 1427 patients were investigated for venous disorders and 1% were found to ...
Chande N - - 2007
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Corticosteroids and 5-aminosalicylates are the most commonly used therapies. However, many patients require immunosuppressive therapy when their disease becomes steroid-refractory or dependent. Methotrexate is a medication that is effective for treating a variety of inflammatory diseases, including Crohn's disease. This review was ...
Jones J E - - 2007
Venous leg ulceration is a recurrent, chronic, disabling condition. It affects up to one in 100 adults at some time. Standard treatments are simple dressings and compression bandages or stockings. Sometimes, despite treatment, ulcers remain open for months or years. Sometimes skin grafts are used to stimulate healing. These may ...
Neville Julie A - - 2007
The ulcerative variant of lichen planus (LP) commonly involves the oral mucosa but is uncommon and difficult to treat when located on other areas. We describe an unusual case of ulcerative LP involving several surfaces, including the palms and scrotum, in a 50-year-old man with hepatitis C. The patient was ...
Miyamoto Koji - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The short-term clinical benefits of bone marrow mononuclear cell transplantation have been shown in patients with critical limb ischemia. The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term safety and efficacy of bone marrow mononuclear cell transplantation in patients with thromboangiitis obliterans. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eleven limbs (3 ...
Vera-Llonch Montserrat - - 2007
GOALS OF THE WORK: To assess the relationship between oral mucositis (OM) and adverse clinical and economic outcomes in patients with hematologic malignancies receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review study of 281 allogeneic HSCT recipients with hematologic malignancies was undertaken at a single ...
Salawu A - - 2006
Stump ulcers are common problems in amputees. Temporary discontinuation of prosthetic limb use is frequently employed to facilitate healing. Inevitably, this limits activity and may, for instance, prevent an amputee from going to work. A survey of clinical practice was carried out based on the premise that controlled continued prosthetic ...
Roldan Rosa - - 2006
Disabling pansclerotic morphea (PM) of childhood is a rare and debilitating variant of localized scleroderma. We describe a 4-year-old girl with rapid progression of deep cutaneous fibrosis extending into the muscle fascia with disabling joint contractures of the hips, knees, ankles, and fingers and recalcitrant ischemic ulcerations. Within the first ...
Tan J - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Devitalized tissue in a recalcitrant leg ulcer is common and may impede healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a non-invasive low frequency ultrasound device to debride chronic leg ulcers as an adjunct to compression bandages therapy. METHODS: 19 patients with leg ulceration of ...
Fujita Tetsuji - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Although there is increasing evidence suggesting that the vagus nerve functions as a connector between the nervous and immune systems in animals, little is known about the role of the vagus nerve in postoperative acute phase response in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The extent of fever and acute phase ...
Takahashi J - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of polyvinylidene (PVL) food wrap as a dressing material versus conventional ointments and gauze dressings for pressure ulcers in patients aged 60 years or over. METHODS: A prospective open controlled trial was conducted. The severity of pressure ulcers in both groups was evaluated using the ...
González-García A - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of triamcinolone acetonide mouthrinse for treatment of erosive oral lichen planus (OLP), and to evaluate the risk of fungal over-infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical records of all cases of erosive and erosive-ulcerative OLP treated in our Oral Medicine Service over the period 1993-2003 were reviewed. ...
Ismailjee Sameer B - - 2006
A 56-year-old man presented with a cutaneous lesion on his right hand (Figure 1). Approximately 6 weeks previously, he had traveled to Costa Rica for missionary work. During his travel he used a diethyltoluamide-containing insect repellant, but spent one night in the jungle without a mosquito net. Four weeks after ...
Wilson Jason A - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate predictors of endoscopic findings in symptomatic patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) for obesity. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 1,001 RYGBP procedures was performed. Two hundred twenty-six (23%) patients were identified as having endoscopy to evaluate upper gastrointestinal symptoms following surgery. Polychotomous logistic regression analysis was ...
Cesarone M R - - 2006
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of oral Pycnogenol (Horphag Research Ltd, UK) in patients with severe chronic venous insufficiency. Patients with severe venous hypertension (chronic venous insufficiency, ankle swelling) and history of venous ulcerations were treated with Pycnogenol. Patients received oral Pycnogenol (50 mg ...
Nelson E Andrea - - 2006
To compare venous ulcer recurrence and compliance with two strengths of compression hosiery. This study was a randomized controlled trial with a 5-year follow-up. The setting was the leg ulcer clinics of a teaching and a district general hospital in Scotland, United Kingdom. Patients were 300 outpatients with recently healed ...
Gul Asma - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of Wagner and University of Texas (UT) classification systems of diabetic foot ulcers in directing appropriate therapy and possibly predicting outcomes. METHODS: A total of 383 patients with foot ulcer were seen. Details of socio-demographic and clinical profiles of 200 patients were completely available. Patients ...
Regueiro Miguel - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The goal of this work was to critically evaluate the published studies on the treatment of ulcerative proctitis (UP) and left-sided ulcerative colitis (L-UC). The results of this review provided the content for the accompanying treatment guidelines, Clinical Guidelines for the Medical Management of Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis and Ulcerative ...
Tasli L - - 2006
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that lactobacilli, having anti-inflammatory activity, may be useful in some diseases, particularly in inflammatory bowel disease. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to study the efficacy of lactobacilli lozenges (INERSAN, VSL Pharmaceuticals, USA) in the management of oral ulcers of Behçet's syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-five patients were ...
van Gent Wijnand B - - 2006
The prevalence of venous leg ulcers is as high as 1% to 1.5%, and the total costs of this disease are 1% of the total annual health care budget in Western European countries. Treatment modalities are conservative or surgical. Subfascial endoscopic perforating vein surgery (SEPS) combined with superficial vein ligation ...
Franks Peter J - - 2006
Studies that have examined patients' health-related quality of life have consistently shown improvements following intensive and effective treatments over relatively short follow-ups. However, little is known of the longer-term effects of treatment on patients. As part of a study in southwest London, United Kingdom, all patients having a current leg ...
Ye B D - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Acid suppressing agents are widely used to treat the iatrogenic ulcers following endoscopic mucosal resection for gastric neoplasms. However, the relative merits of proton pump inhibitor or histamine(2)-receptor antagonist for endoscopic mucosal resection-induced ulcers are not known. AIM: To prospectively compare omeprazole and famotidine for the healing of endoscopic ...
Gedik Sansal - - 2006
PURPOSE: To report a patient with vernal keratoconjunctivitis-induced shield ulcer superinfected with Staphylococcus aureus. METHODS: Observational case report. A 12-year-old boy who had been followed for vernal keratoconjunctivitis for 3 years was admitted to our clinic complaining of visual loss, photophobia, and a ropy discharge. On slit-lamp examination, a transversely ...
Lovegrove Richard E - - 2006
PURPOSE: Restorative proctocolectomy is the procedure of choice for patients undergoing proctocolectomy for familial adenomatous polyposis or ulcerative colitis. This meta-analysis was designed to identify differences in adverse events and functional outcomes between these two groups. METHODS: Studies published between 1986 and 2003 that compared outcomes between patients with familial ...
Nolan A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a topical hyaluronic acid (HA) preparation (0.2%) in the management of recurrent aphthous ulceration (RAU). METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients with RAU participated in a randomized, placebo controlled, double-blind trial to evaluate the efficacy of the topical ...
Rosales A - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the patency of EVVP and its effect in symptom relief, ulcer healing and ulcer-free period in patients with PCVI. METHODS: Between 1993 and 2004, 1800 patients with CVI were evaluated and seventeen with PCVI were selected for EVVP. They were all investigated with ambulatory venous pressure measurement ...
Cohen R D - - 2006
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic and debilitating disease that involves inflammation of the colonic mucosa. Current therapies aim to reduce the symptom burden of ulcerative colitis and maintain disease quiescence. The standard first-line treatment for mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis is 5-aminosalicylate therapy, which is available in oral and rectal (topical) formulations. ...
Quaedvlieg P J F - - 2006
Our objective was to obtain practical clinical parameters to indicate those actinic keratoses (AK) that are at risk of becoming invasive. A systematic review of the literature, with focus on randomized trials, retrospective studies and reviews was undertaken. The main outcome measure was the rates and clinical features of AK ...
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