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Smits Evelien L J M - - 2013
Our own experience and a thorough literature review suggest that interferon α (IFNα) should be reconsidered for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia patients. Most likely, the success of such treatment depends on the achievement of high serum levels of IFNα for several months, which can be obtained by using ...
Fallahi Motlagh Behzad - - 2013
To report acute corneal hydrops following suture removal after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in a case of pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD). A young female underwent PK for corneal scarring in her left eye due to PMD; 8 months later the last sutures were removed. A few days following suture removal, the ...
Balghith Mohammed - - 2013
In patients with acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina undergoing coronary angioplasty, abciximab reduces major adverse cardiac events (MACE). Most clinical trials have studied mainly intravenous administration. Intracoronary (IC) bolus application of abciximab causes very high local drug concentrations and may be more effective in reducing acute and sub-acute stent ...
Cho Young-Seok YS Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine and Uijeongbu St Mary's Hospital, Uijeongbu, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Bedside Index for Severity in Acute Pancreatitis (BISAP) in the early prediction of severity and mortality in AP. The medical records of all patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) admitted to our institution between January 2008 and July 2010 ...
Leung Lester Y - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: The Fast Assessment of Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack to Prevent Early Recurrence trial raised concern that loading doses of clopidogrel may increase hemorrhagic complications. We investigated if similar rates of hemorrhage occur in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) of varying severity. METHODS: Patients meeting inclusion criteria were ...
Rubegni P - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal photochemotherapy has been used successfully to treat severe steroid-refractory acute and chronic GVHD since the late 1990s. OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of extracorporeal photopheresis in patients with acute graft versus host disease. We also assess whether ECP may play a role in the prevention ...
Velasco Roberto - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of the actions carried out by the Intoxications Working Group (IWG) of Spanish Society of Pediatric Emergencies in the management of acute pediatric intoxications in Spain, specifically the publishing of a Handbook in 2004 or the creation ...
Simon Ebby George - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Over the last few decades, epidemiologic studies from the West have shown changing trends in etiology and clinical outcomes in patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleed (NVUGIB). There are limited data from India on the current status of NVUGIB. The aim of this study therefore was to ...
Lassus Johan - - 2013
AIM: This study aims to evaluate the incremental value of plasma biomarkers to traditional clinical variables for risk stratification of 30-day and one-year mortality in acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Through an international collaborative network, individual patient data on 5306 patients hospitalized for ADHF were collected. The ...
Magro Michael - - 2013
Aims: Tryton side branch (SB) reverse culotte stenting has been employed for the treatment of left main (LM) stem bifurcations in patients at high risk for bypass surgery. The aim of this study was to assess acute angiographic results and six-month clinical outcome after implantation of the Tryton stent in ...
Bible Jesse E - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: To analyze rate of postoperative infection and nonunion following tibial fractures in patients treated for acute compartment syndrome (ACS) using 1) one-incision vs. 2) two-incision fasciotomy technique DESIGN:: Retrospective SETTING:: Level-I trauma center PATIENTS:: Review of all adult tibial fractures operatively treated (n=2756) over 12-year period identified 175 patients ...
Dunn Andrew - - 2013
QUESTION Is a restrictive transfusion strategy more effective and safer than a liberal transfusion strategy in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding? METHODS DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00414713. ALLOCATION Concealed.* BLINDING Unblinded.* FOLLOW-UP PERIOD 45 days. SETTING Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain. PATIENTS ...
Gajin P - - 2013
To analyze the outcome of urgent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) performed within less than six hours in patients with crescendo transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke in progression. From January 1998 to December 2008, 58 urgent CEAs were done for acute neurological ischemic events - 46 patients with crescendo TIA and ...
Wereszczynska-Siemiatkowska Urszula - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The exact time of initiation of total enteral nutrition (TEN) in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and its influence on the disease outcome are not well known. METHODS: An analysis of 197 cases with predicted SAP allocated to: group A (n = 97), early TEN (started within the first 48 ...
Akca Ferdi - - 2013
AIMS: After initial catheter ablation, repeat procedures could be necessary. This study evaluates the efficacy of the magnetic navigation system (MNS) in repeat catheter ablation as compared with manual conventional techniques (MANs).METHODS AND RESULTS: The results of 163 repeat ablation procedures were analysed. Ablations were performed either using MNS (n ...
Gornik Ivan - - 2013
Statin treatment was shown to be associated with improved outcomes in several inflammatory conditions. We wanted to evaluate the effects of statin therapy on the course and outcome of acute pancreatitis (AP). A prospective cohort study included patients with acute pancreatitis divided into two groups according to statin use prior ...
Tokgoz Serhat - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship of the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) with short-term mortality in acute stroke. METHODS: This retrospective study included 255 patients with acute cerebral infarction who presented within 24 hours of symptom onset. A hemogram from peripheral venous blood samples ...
Horn Christopher M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of hypothermia as a neuroprotectant has yet to be demonstrated in acute ischemic stroke. We conducted a phase I pilot study to assess the feasibility and safety of performing intravascular hypothermia after definitive intra-arterial reperfusion therapy (IAT). METHODS: ReCCLAIM (Reperfusion and Cooling in Cerebral Acute Ischemia) is ...
Tzamalis Argyrios - - 2013
Introduction: We report a rare case of acute postoperative Staphylococcus schleiferi endophthalmitis following an uneventful cataract extraction.‚Ä©Methods: An 83-year-old woman underwent uneventful phacoemulsification without receiving the usual intracameral cefuroxime solution due to cephalosporin intolerance. Two days postoperatively, she presented with acute ocular pain and blurred vision in the operated eye. ...
Wang Shiqi - - 2013
Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) in treating severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). A literature search was performed using PubMed (1992-present), and all studies investigating the efficacy of CVVH in treating SAP were included. Four comparative studies and seven case series comprising a total of ...
Makar Gerges - - 2013
Intrathecal therapy with cytarabine is widely used in the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia. We report the first case of accidental intrathecal cytarabine overdose in an adult patient. Overdose of intrathecal chemotherapy has been reported to cause severe neurological damage including seizures, coma and death. Methotrexate levels can help guide ...
Cao Guangshao - - 2013
BackgroundThrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy have been used to treat postoperative main portal vein and superior mesenteric vein thrombosis.PurposeTo evaluate the safety and efficacy of balloon angioplasty and/or stent placement without thrombolysis or thrombectomy for treating such thromboses.Material and MethodsFourteen patients with postoperative main portal vein or superior mesenteric vein thrombosis ...
Ornico Susana Rp - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) as a weaning facilitating strategy in predominantly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mechanically ventilated patients is associated with reduced ventilator associated pneumonia, total duration of mechanical ventilation, length of intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stay and mortality. However, this benefit after planned extubation in patients ...
Kurnaz Fatih - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Extreme leukocytosis, generally defined as a white blood cell (WBC) count of more than 100 × 109 /L consisting largely of blast cells, especially when accompanied by clinical signs and symptoms of leukostasis or hyperviscosity, often predicts a poor clinical outcome in patients with acute leukemia. In this study, we aimed ...
Dupont Stefan - - 2013
To evaluate the correlation between acute hydrocephalus after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and functional outcome 1 year after the event. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and radiological information on consecutive adult patients admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of acute SAH between 1 January 2002 and 1 January 2008. Patients ...
Staab Janet E - - 2013
Abstract Staab, Janet E., Beth A. Beidleman, Stephen R. Muza, Charles S. Fulco, Paul B. Rock, and Allen Cymerman. Efficacy of residence at moderate versus low altitude on reducing acute mountain sickness in men following rapid ascent to 4300 m. High Alt Med Biol 14:13-18, 2013.-To determine if residence at moderate ...
Wallner Grzegorz - - 2013
Acute pancreatitis is a severe clinical conditio that causes significant mortality in patients. Since we do not have at the moment effective causal treatment research on the use of pro tease inhibitors can produce tangible benefits. In view of the growing number of cases and high mortality in severe AP ...
Takeno Satoru - - 2013
We conducted this study to identify the clinical features and risk factors for atypical acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN). Thirty-five cases of atypical APSGN treated at Srinagarind Hospital during 2002-2009 were compared with 27 typical cases. The clinical symptoms, anti-streptococcal antibody titers, and laboratory data at the first hospital visit were ...
Desai Tejas - - 2013
To determine whether laboratory markers of methanol ingestion and subsequent toxicity can serve as predictors of visual outcomes in patients. Retrospective medical record review of 122 patients in a cluster outbreak of methanol poisoning. Data collected included history, complete ocular and systemic examination details, time to presentation, amount of alcohol ...
Hall Thomas Charles - - 2013
No definitive evidence exists regarding the treatment of acute portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Treatment modalities that have been employed and investigated include conservative management, anticoagulation, thrombolysis and thrombectomy. This observational study examines the impact of anticoagulation on PVT. The electronic radiology database was searched with keywords 'portal vein' and 'thrombosis'. ...
Amine El Mekkaoui el - - 2013
Prolonged fasting may precipitate or exacerbate gastrointestinal complaints. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between Ramadan fasting and acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB), and to assess characteristics of those occurred in the holly month. Retrospective analysis was conducted for all patients, who underwent endoscopy for AUGIB ...
Okita Yutaka - - 2013
Optimal neuro-protection strategy in aortic arch surgery is a controversial issue. The present study reported surgical outcomes of total arch replacement using selective antegrade cerebral perfusion (SACP). From January 2002 to December 2012, 438 consecutive patients (mean age 69.1±13.4 years) underwent total arch replacement using SACP through a median sternotomy. ...
Westwood J-P JP Haemostasis Research Unit, University College London, UK. - - 2013
Rituximab has been documented in the treatment of acute (≤ 3 days from admission), relapsed/refractory thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and given as prophylaxis in selected cases to prevent acute relapse. The precise timing of rituximab in acute TTP has not been determined. To perform a retrospective analysis of rituximab use ...
Wang Yilong - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The association between hypertension (HTN) and stroke recurrence is unclear, but may be influenced by different subtypes of stroke. This study aims to explore whether HTN contributes to the recurrence of certain subtypes of ischemic stroke (IS). METHODS: Data from the China National Stroke Registry was examined ...
Mokin Maxim - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: The promising results of the Solitaire Flow Restoration (FR) With the Intention for Thrombectomy (SWIFT) trial recently led toFood and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of theSolitaire FR stent retriever device for recanalization of cerebral vessels in patients with acute ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE:: To report the early postmarket experience with ...
Lee Jin Soo - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Mechanical thrombectomy devices have recently been developed and approved for recanalization of intracranial arterial occlusion. Here, we investigated the feasibility of combined stent-assisted and clot aspiration mechanical thrombectomy for effective recanalization of acute carotid terminus occlusion (CTO). METHODS: Ten consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke secondary to CTO who ...
Halpin Stephen J - - 2013
To suggest infliximab (IFX) is effective for acute severe ulcerative colitis, from real-life clinical practice. All patients receiving IFX for the treatment of acute severe ulcerative colitis in a single centre were included. Data were extracted from clinical records in order to assess response to IFX therapy. The primary endpoint ...
Ringdén Olle - - 2013
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge no randomized toxicity studies have been conducted to compare myeloablative conditioning (MAC) and reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) in allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). DESIGN AND METHODS: Adult patients ≤60 years of age with myeloid leukemia were randomly assigned (1:1) to treatment with RIC (n=18) or MAC ...
Rao Chalapathi - - 2013
BACKGROUND& AIMS: Sepsis is an important complication and cause of morbidity and mortality in acute pancreatitis (AP). The source of sepsis may be infected pancreatic and peripancreatic collections and/or necrosis or extrapancreatic including infections in the blood stream or respiratory and urinary tracts. We studied the implications of the source ...
Urbanski Paul P - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate operative and long-term results of valve-sparing aortic root surgery in acute type A dissection. The repair consisted of selective replacement of all dissected and pathological sinuses. METHODS: Forty-six patients (mean age 62 ± 14; range 29-88 years, 3 with Marfan syndrome), ...
Peña Maria T - - 2013
IMPORTANCE The widespread use of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PVC7), developed to combat invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infections, has the potential to influence the prevalence and antibiotic resistance patterns of pathogens associated with orbital complications from acute sinusitis. Given the significant morbidity that may result from inadequate treatment of orbital ...
Hall William A WA Department of Radiation Oncology and Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Electronic address: - - 2013
Novel techniques to deliver intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) have resulted in improved treatment efficiency and dosimetric endpoints. We aimed to compare acute gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) toxicity in patients treated for adenocarcinoma of the prostate (ACP) using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). A total of 122 (71 IMRT ...
Kim J K - - 2013
Acute calcium deposits are characterized by acute pain and a radiographic finding of amorphous calcification. A prospective, observational study was carried out on 30 consecutive patients undergoing conservative treatment for acute calcium deposits of the hand and wrist. Thirteen patients presented with acute calcific peritendinitis (Group A), and the other ...
Sanak Daniel - - 2013
AIMS: Early recanalization of the occluded cerebral artery is substantial for clinical improvement in acute ischemic stroke (IS) patients. The rate of achieved recanalizations using IVT is low. The aim of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of bridging full-dose intravenous-intraarterial (IV-IA) thrombolysis to IVT alone in ...
Andrade Jason G - - 2013
 INTRODUCTION: Optimal cryoballoon ablation parameters for pulmonary vein (PV) isolation remain to be defined. We conducted a randomized preclinical trial to compare 2- versus 4-minute ablation lesions and assess the safety of active (forced) cryoballoon deflation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-two dogs underwent PV isolation with a second-generation 23 mm cryoballoon ...
Sun Jia-Kui - - 2013
To investigate the effects of early enteral nutrition (EEN) on the immune function and clinical outcome of patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Patients were randomly allocated to receive EEN or delayed enteral nutrition (DEN). Enteral nutrition was started within 48 h after admission in EEN group, whereas from the ...
Rylski Bartosz - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Previous investigators have reported a grave prognosis for iatrogenic acute aortic dissection (iAADA), but such studies are limited by their small sample sizes. The purpose of the current study was to analyse the clinical characteristics, current management and surgical outcomes in a large number of iAADA patients identified through ...
Sylvester John - - 2013
PURPOSE: To compare postoperative dosimetry and acute toxicity of new 0.5-mm (125)I seeds in 20-gauge (20G) diameter prostate brachytherapy (PB) needles with standard 0.8-mm seeds in 18G needles. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Postoperative dosimetry was performed on 100 consecutive PB patients treated with ThinSeeds in 20G needles and compared with 100 ...
Eken Cenker - - 2013
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the analgesic efficacy and safety of intravenous, single-dose paracetamol versus dexketoprofen versus morphine in patients presenting with mechanical low back pain (LBP) to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: This randomised double-blind study compared the efficacy of intravenous 1 gm paracetamol, ...
Weis-Müller Barbara Theresia - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcome and surgical success rate of open surgical reconstruction for acute symptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion up to 1 week after stroke onset were analyzed to determine a cutoff time, after which risk exceeds clinical benefit. METHODS: From November 1997 to March 2007, a total of 5369 ...
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