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Asadi-Pooya Ali A - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: It has been reported that a common belief of the families of the patients with epilepsy in Iran is that foods provoke seizures. Our aim in the present study was to ascertain whether a culturally different population of patients with epilepsy in the United States believe that foods precipitate ...
Amer Radgonde - - 2007
Atopic dermatitis and food allergy are typically associated with elevated IgE levels. Ocular involvement in atopic dermatitis is usually limited to the ocular surface and ocular adnexae. We herein report on the unusual association of these two conditions with uveitis in two patients and describe the ocular and systemic outcome ...
Andrès Emmanuel - - 2007
The aim of this work was to review the literature concerning cobalamin deficiency in elderly patients. Articles were identified through searches of PubMed-MEDLINE (January 1990 to June 2006), restricted to: English and French language, human subjects, elderly patients (>65 years), clinical trial, review and guidelines. Additional unpublished data from our ...
Rossi Gian Paolo - - 2007
We performed a prospective head-to-head comparison of the accuracy of the captopril test (CAPT) and the saline infusion test (SAL) for confirming primary aldosteronism due to an aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) in patients with different sodium intake. A total of 317 (26.9%) of the 1125 patients screened in the Primary Aldosteronism ...
Valdovinos C - - 2008
Cercarial dermatitis is caused by exposure to the cercariae of schistosome species which have birds or mammals as their definitive hosts. A public alarm was raised in the summer of 2004 when this parasitic disease was observed for the first time in south-central Chile at Laguna Chica de San Pedro ...
Berejnov Viatcheslav - - 2007
We report on new instabilities of the quasistatic equilibrium of water drops pinned by a hydrophobic inclined substrate. The contact line of a statically pinned drop exhibits three transitions of partial depinning: depinning of the advancing and receding parts of the contact line and depinning of the entire contact line ...
Haro Gonzalo - - 2007
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine if personality traits contribute to the likelihood of substance abuse in Bipolar Disorder (BD). SUBJECTS/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-nine patients meeting DSM-IV criteria for BD: 20 without any history of Substance Related Disorder (SRD), 21 with a lifetime history of SRD but ...
Albert Michael H - - 2007
Oral chronic graft vs. host disease (GVHD) frequently presents in patients with sclerotic features of skin GVHD and is often associated with considerable limitations of oral food intake and decreased quality of life. Systemic tacrolimus is efficacious for prophylaxis and treatment of acute and chronic GVHD and topical tacrolimus has ...
Tamagawa-Mineoka Risa - - 2007
Fragrance materials are present in many foods and are referred to as flavours and spices. However, despite their widespread use, there are few reports of allergic contact dermatitis caused by these additives. Here, we report contact allergy to geraniol in a patient who developed cheilitis on exposure to certain foods.
Marshall Neil A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encoded latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) is expressed by the malignant cells of about 30% of cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and is therefore a potential target for immune attack. Given the predominantly immunosuppressive nature of HL infiltrating lymphocytes (HLILs) and the ability of LMP1 to ...
Xu Junyang - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic inflammation of the airways is a key characteristic of asthma. A defect in eosinophil apoptosis might contribute to the chronic tissue eosinophilia associated with asthma. OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to examine whether the occurrence of apoptotic eosinophils in induced sputum from asthmatic patients correlate with interleukin (IL)-5 and ...
Lim Yen Loo - - 2007
In this 2-year retrospective epidemiologic study of occupational skin disease in Singapore, there were 125 patients with occupational contact dermatitis. The mean age of patients was 33.8 years, with a male to female ratio of 5.3:1. Irritant contact dermatitis made up 62.4% of all cases, whereas allergic contact dermatitis constituted ...
Wahn Ulrich - - 2007
Atopic manifestations may be present from infancy to adolescence. Atopic dermatitis represents the first clinical manifestation followed by allergic symptoms of the upper or lower airways. IgE responses to alimentary or environmental allergens are hallmarks of atopy in childhood. Characteristically infantile IgE responses to cow's milk and hen's egg are ...
Mixson Charles M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare microdebrider subcapsular tonsillectomy (MST) with total tonsillectomies either by harmonic scalpel (TTH) or electrocautery (TTE) in children with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing from tonsillar hypertrophy. DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Tertiary academic hospital. PATIENTS: Eighty consecutive children with obstructive ...
Fell Juergen - - 2007
Hippocampal DC shifts have been observed under various physiological and pathological conditions. Here, we studied the interconnection of slow shifts (0.01 Hz high-pass) in surface EEG and hippocampal shifts as emerging in an event-related EEG biofeedback paradigm. Hippocampal EEG activity was monitored by depth electrodes implanted in four epilepsy patients ...
Kanno Yoshihiko - - 2007
Evaluation of the amount of food intake is very important in the control of diet therapy. Previously 3-day food records have been used to examine the food intake of hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, these records are problematic with regard to calculation errors and food intake is not stable as the ...
Vinai Piergiuseppe - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The study compares visual evaluation of an amount of food and an amount of nonedible objects in patients affected by Anorexia Nervosa and control subjects. METHOD: 59 anorexic subjects were asked to evaluate an amount of candies and plastic bricks shown to them. Their answers were compared to both ...
Chiu T-H - - 2006
AIM: To determine the efficacy of electrolysed oxidizing (EO) water in inactivating Vibrio parahaemolyticus on kitchen cutting boards and food contact surfaces. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cutting boards (bamboo, wood and plastic) and food contact surfaces (stainless steel and glazed ceramic tile) were inoculated with V. parahaemolyticus. Viable cells of V. ...
Handscomb Lucy - - 2006
PURPOSE: To investigate whether certain aspects of tinnitus tend to trouble people even when they are not severely affected by tinnitus in many ways. METHOD: A total of 274 patients who had requested a tinnitus clinic appointment were divided into 4 categories depending on their Tinnitus Handicap Inventory scores: no ...
Wei Qingjun - - 2006
Myoga is a fragrant plant which is the special product of Japan and is cultivated throughout Japan. According to our earlier investigation (unpublished data) of myoga cultivators in Japan, 8 of 35 cultivators experienced contact dermatitis in the harvest season. The purpose of this study was to assess the allergenicity ...
Fasano Mary Beth - - 2006
Cutaneous reactions to foods represent one of the most common presentations of food allergy in children. IgE-mediated (urticaria, angioedema, flushing, pruritus), cell-mediated (contact dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis), mixed IgE- and cell-mediated (atopic dermatitis), and nonimmune-mediated (irritant contact dermatitis, Frey's syndrome) reactions to foods have all been reported. It is important for ...
Pagazaurtundua A - - 2006
1. The prevalence and severity of foot pad dermatitis (FPD) was examined in 359 flocks of broiler chickens comprising about 3.93 million birds produced on 91 farms and reared under 5 types of system: standard intensive, free-range, organic, systems complying with the RSPCA Freedom Food scheme, and corn-fed. 2. The ...
Helme Anne E - - 2006
Rooks (Corvus frugilegus) do not use tools, but rapidly solve tests of physical cognition. The authors tested whether rooks understand the concept of physical contact using a task comprising a clear horizontal tube containing a stick with a disk attached to it and a piece of food. The rooks chose ...
Helme Anne E - - 2006
The present study aimed to test what bonobos (Pan paniscus) understand about contact. The task consisted of a clear horizontal tube containing a piece of food and a stick with a disk attached. The bonobos chose which side to push or pull the stick for the disk to contact the ...
Itoh Teruo - - 2006
A 5-year-old female border collie presented with erythematous skin lesions at the axillae, groin, mucocutaneous junctions, and pinnae. Biopsy revealed lymphocytic interface dermatitis with hydropic degeneration of basal cells and keratinocyte apoptosis. Based on gross and histological features, diagnosis of erythema multiforme was made. The disease was resolved by treatment ...
Marczewska Agnieszka - - 2006
The dietary habits of 45 Italian patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and their spouses were investigated using the EPIC food frequency questionnaire. Average daily energy intake was similar, but PD patients consumed significantly more vegetable proteins and carbohydrates (both +18%; P = 0.01 and P = 0.001, respectively). Daily protein ...
Ledbetter Laura - - 2006
Estimates of stool output in diapers is not an appropriate guideline to use in determining fluid loss through stool. This study was conducted to determine the accuracy of the ability of the nurses (RNs) and patient care technicians (PCTs) to quantify stool volume in diapers. Size 3 diapers, baby food ...
López Juan Carlos - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Didanosine enteric-coated capsules (ddI-EC) should be taken under fasting conditions. However, the effect of food on the absorption of ddI-EC may not reduce exposure to the drug. METHOD: We performed an observational study to assess the effect on virological failure of taking ddI-EC with food. To be included, patients ...
Saour S - - 2006
Attempting to separate frozen food with a knife can result in serious injury to the hand. This injury is prevalent and is a common reason for referral to hand surgeons. Ten cases were reviewed over a 3-month period; the causative frozen food varied widely. Seven of the 10 patients required ...
Spergel Jonathan M - - 2006
Topical calcineurin inhibitors (pimecrolimus, Elidel, East Hanover, NJ; and tacrolimus, Protopic, Tokyo, Japan) have been approved for the use in atopic dermatitis since the year 2000. These compounds represent a relatively safe class of topical anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal therapy. However, in January of 2006, the US Food and Drug Administration issued ...
Murphy Melissa Morrigan - - 2006
A relatively new EEG variant has been uncovered in the recordings of critically ill patients. This variant is known as stimulus-induced rhythmic, periodic or ictal discharges (SIRPIDs). SIRPIDs are elicited from patients when various forms of stimulation are applied. The pathophysiology of SIRPIDs is still unknown, as is the knowledge ...
Yimcharoen Panot - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Droperidol is a known effective adjunctive agent for sedation/analgesia during endoscopic procedures, particularly in patients who are difficult to sedate with narcotics and benzodiazepines alone. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning about potential droperidol-related fatal cardiac arrhythmias, issued in December 2001, led to concern about its safety ...
Kilic Gurkan - - 2006
We report the cases of 4-year-old identical twin sisters who presented with severe atopic dermatitis with intractable skin manifestations and multiple food allergies. Netherton syndrome (NS) (OMIM 256500) was suspected due to very high serum IgE levels, growth retardation, severe food allergies and typical hair finding (trichorrhexis invaginata). A definite ...
Haketa Tadasu - - 2006
PURPOSE: Although patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) often report impaired eating, the features of food intake difficulty have rarely been estimated. This study compared subjective difficulty in 4 categories of food intake situations among 3 subgroups of TMD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 511 TMD patients (402 women, ...
Bassetti Claudio L - - 2006
Lipocalin-type prostaglandin D synthase (L-PGDS) is a brain enzyme, which produces prostaglandin D(2), a substance with endogenous somnogenic effects. Using a standardized protocol for immunonephelometric determination of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) L-PGDS levels, we show that CSF L-PGDS levels are significantly lower in 34 patients with excessive daytime sleepiness when compared ...
Codreanu F - - 2006
The risk of allergy to food proteins in cosmetics and topical medicinal agents is poorly evaluated. IgE dependent contact urticaria and contact dermatitis are observed. Eleven cases (7 infants and 4 women) are reported. Wheat, egg, oats, milk, peanut proteins are incriminated by prick-tests or atopy patch-tests. Cases are related ...
Auyeung Willa - - 2006
Microlevel activity time series (MLATS) data were gathered on hand contact activities of 38 children (1-6 years old) by videotaping in primarily outdoor residential environments. The videotape recordings were then translated into text files using a specialized software called VirtualTimingDevicetrade mark. Contact frequency (contacts/h), duration per contact (s/contact), and hourly ...
Licht Peter B - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Compensatory sweating is a frequent side effect after thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary hyperhidrosis. Gustatory sweating is less commonly reported. It is defined as facial sweating when eating certain foods (particularly spicy food or acidic fruits) and has no generally accepted pathophysiologic explanation. We decided to investigate this phenomenon in ...
Hansen Malene Barré - - 2006
Chromium allergy has become synonymous with Cr(VI) allergy. However, real exposure to chromium from leather products may include both Cr(III) and Cr(VI). In this study, we investigate the reactivity to both Cr(VI) and Cr(III) in consecutive patients to analyse the relation between foot eczema/leather exposure and reactivity to Cr(III). From ...
Rowlands Debra - - 2006
The objective is to evaluate and diagnose, in a controlled setting, suspected food allergy causation in patients hospitalized for management of severe, unremitting atopic dermatitis (AD). Nineteen children were hospitalized at Oregon Health and Science University with atopic dermatitis from 1986 to 2003 for food restriction, then challenge, following standard ...
Rennick Gordon J - - 2006
SUMMARY The role of food allergy in atopic dermatitis is controversial. This study presents results of skin prick tests to 31 different food allergens in a selected population of predominantly breast-fed young infants who had moderate to severe generalized atopic dermatitis. Of the 59 infants (22 female, mean age 26.5 ...
Jesenák Milos - - 2006
Atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (AEDS) is one of the most common chronic allergic diseases in children. Among the allergens found to be relevant in AEDS, aeroallergens and food allergens are the most important. The exposure of these patients to their relevant protein allergens can trigger an exacerbation or maintain the disease. ...
Kawaguchi Takumi - - 2006
Loss of appetite is frequently seen and is a main factor affecting quality of life (QOL) in patients with advanced cancer. The etiology for loss of appetite in patients with cancer is multifactorial. The sensory properties of food are factors regulating appetite. Changes in taste, smell and texture of foods ...
Worm Margitta - - 2006
Many factors may aggravate atopic dermatitis. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of atopic dermatitis in an unselected population sample and to evaluate the role of food allergy. Patients with atopic dermatitis were recruited from the population in Berlin, Germany, using a postal questionnaire. Skin prick ...
Kitaichi Nobuyoshi - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that often involves some ophthalmic features. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a proinflammatory cytokine that is associated with the generation of cell-mediated immune responses. Although serum MIF levels may be elevated in severe atopic dermatitis, ...
Sugimoto M - - 2005
Spontaneous and 2,4,6-trinitrochlorobenzene (TNCB)-induced dermatitis models using NC/Nga mice have been recognized as animal models of atopic dermatitis. We reported that scratching behavior leads to dermatitis in a spontaneous dermatitis but not in a TNCB-induced dermatitis. Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) suppressed the scratching behavior of NC/Nga mice, suggesting that PGD2 plays ...
Sakaguchi Shigeko - - 2005
Esophageal cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the world, and genetic factors (p53 mutations) in addition to the environmental factors (food, nutrition, smoking, drinking, etc.) are involved in its development. In this study, the association between the both factors, environmental risk factors for esophageal cancer and p53 mutations, ...
Attia Peter - - 2005
Elimination of regulatory T lymphocytes may provide a way to break self-tolerance and unleash the anti-tumor properties of circulating lymphocytes. The use of fusion proteins, which link cytotoxic molecules to receptor targets, provides one approach to this problem. This study examined the ability of a fusion protein of interleukin-2 (IL-2) ...
Law Simon K - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of an automatic switch of a large number of patients with glaucoma or suspicion of glaucoma from latanoprost to bimatoprost, and to compare the efficacy of the 2 prostaglandin analogs before and after the switch. DESIGN: Retrospective nonrandomized comparison. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-three thousand four hundred forty-one ...
Kokubun Masae - - 2005
BACKGROUND: C reactive protein (CRP) and serum amyloid A (SAA) are similarly sensitive indicators of inflammation, but discrepancies are recognized in several disease conditions. SAA levels are generally higher and vary more among individuals. The significance of the SAA/CRP ratio was evaluated in the estimation of SAA. METHODS: Sera of ...
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