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Weihua Mai, Hanwei Liu, Xingwei Liu, Ling Chen, Wenying Zhou
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the association of HDL-C with CCAS, as well as its intracranial or extracranial location in the Southern Chinese population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 123 Southern Chinese patients with large-artery atherosclerotic(LAA) ischemic stroke were enrolled for the final analysis. Based on the stenosis severity defined by digital subtraction angiography, the patients were categorized into CCAS and non-CCAS groups. The degree of artery stenosis among patients of CCAS was classified into three grades...
May 29, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Suzannah Stuijfzand, Minet De Wied, Maaike Kempes, Jolien Van de Graaff, Susan Branje, Wim Meeus
Although gender differences in affective empathy are well established, evidence of gender differences in the development of affective empathy is inconsistent. Consideration of same-sex versus other-sex affective empathy may assist in elucidating these inconsistencies. Gender differences were investigated in the experience of empathic sadness towards same- versus other-sex targets. The relationships were studied cross-sectionally ( N  = 730) and longitudinally ( N  = 318) with Dutch adolescents using the empathic sadness scale of the Index of Empathy for Children and Adolescents (IECA; Bryant 1982)...
2016: Sex Roles
Gustavo Salgado Duque, Dayse Aparecida da Silva, Felipe Neves de Albuquerque, Roberta Siuffo Schneider, Alinne Gimenez, Roberto Pozzan, Ricardo Mourilhe Rocha, Denilson Campos de Albuquerque
Background: Association between angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) gene polymorphisms and different clinical and echocardiographic outcomes has been described in patients with heart failure (HF) and coronary artery disease. Studying the genetic profile of the local population with both diseases is necessary to assess the occurrence of that association. Objectives: To assess the frequency of ACE gene polymorphisms in patients with ischemic HF in a Rio de Janeiro population, as well as its association with echocardiographic findings...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Beatriz Lucas-Molina, Alicia Pérez-Albéniz, Marta Giménez-Dasí, Gema Martín-Seoane
The purpose of this study was to examine the dimensional structure and measurement invariance of Bryant's Index of Empathy for Children and Adolescents (IECA) (Bryant, 1982) across gender in a representative sample of primary school-aged children in Spain. The sample consisted of 2,050 children (50.80% girls), with a mean age of 9.80 years (SD = 1.24), recruited from 27 primary schools. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted. The model that presented the best fit indices was Lasa, Holgado, Carrasco, and del Barrio's (2008) three-factor model: Understanding Feelings, Feelings of Sadness, and Tearful Reaction...
July 18, 2016: Spanish Journal of Psychology
J L Pérez-Castrillón, D De Luis, L Inglada, J M Olmos Martínez, F Pinacho, R Conde, M González-Sagrado, A Dueñas-Laita
INTRODUCTION: The telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) with a few own characteristics that it allows us to obtain a few additional benefits. It displays the ability to act as a partial agonist of PPARgamma. On the other hand, PPAR gamma intervenes in the control of bone remodelling though with not concordant results. The objective of this study to value the effect of telmisartan on bone markers in hypertensive patients. SUBJECTS: A sample of 31 hypertensive patients with hypertension were included...
January 2012: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
László Paput, Andrew E Czeizel, Ferenc Bánhidy
The objective of the study was to estimate the possible association of maternal diseases with the risk of isolated ear congenital abnormalities (IECA) including mainly microtia and anotia in their children. Incidence of acute and prevalence of chronic maternal diseases in the mothers with IECA and in the mothers of their matched controls and all controls without any defects, in addition in the mothers of malformed controls with other isolated defects was compared in the population-based large dataset of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities...
September 2011: Central European Journal of Public Health
Bennet Omalu, Jennifer Hammers, Constance DiAngelo, Steve Moore, Todd Luckasevic
Isolated eosinophilic coronary arteritis (IECA) has been reported as a cause of sudden unexpected death and has recently been recognized as a newly emerging vasculitic disease. We identified eight case reports and two case series of sudden death due to IECA in the medical literature and we present two new cases of sudden death due to IECA. Our cases further support the proposition that IECA may be a newly emerging distinct vasculitis, which can go undiagnosed and present with sudden death. At autopsy IECA presents with isolated non-necrotizing predominantly eosinophilic inflammation of the coronary arteries without vasculitis in any other organ or blood vessel...
September 2011: Journal of Forensic Nursing
Christina Schwenck, Dominique Schmitt, Sabrina Sievers, Marcel Romanos, Andreas Warnke, Wolfgang Schneider
OBJECTIVES: This study assesses the cognitive and emotional empathic competence in groups of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders compared to a nonclinical control group. Subjective and objective diagnostic measures were employed. METHODS: A total of 96 boys were tested: 20 with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) predominantly inattentive subtype (ADHD-I); 20 with ADHD combined subtype (ADHD-C); 20 with conduct disorder (CD); 36 healthy boys (control group; CG)...
July 2011: Zeitschrift Für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Surapan Khunamornpong, Jongkolnee Settakorn, Kornkanok Sukpan, Prapaporn Suprasert, Sumalee Siriaunkgul
Mucinous tumors of the ovary are a continuing source of controversy in the field of gynecologic pathology. We examined a series of 171 intestinal-type mucinous tumors of low malignant potential ("borderline" or "atypical proliferative" tumors) to clarify the clinical significance of intraepithelial carcinoma (IECA) and microinvasion (area ≤ 10 mm²). The diagnosis of IECA was based on the presence of marked nuclear atypia (grade 3). Stromal microinvasion was classified as low grade and high grade (with nuclear grade 3)...
May 2011: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
László Paput, Ferenc Bánhidy, Andrew E Czeizel
OBJECTIVE: To describe the maternal characteristics and birth outcomes of newborn infants affected with isolated ear congenital abnormalities (IECA), mainly isolated anotia/microtia and unclassified multiple congenital abnormalities (CAs) including anotia/microtia (UMAM). METHOD: Cases with IECA and UMAM were compared with their matched controls and all controls without any defect and malformed controls affected with other defects in the population-based large dataset of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities...
September 2011: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Piotr Pieniazek, Piotr Musialek, Karolina Dzierwa, Rafal Motyl, Mariusz Trystuła, Tadeusz Przewlocki, Anna Kabłak-Ziembicka, Lukasz Tekieli, Piotr Paluszek, Zbigniew Moczulski, Jerzy Sadowski, Wiesława Tracz
PURPOSE: To report the utility of proximal brain protection by flow reversal in endovascular management of critical internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis coexisting with ipsilateral external carotid artery (iECA) occlusion. CASE REPORT: Four patients with a symptomatic, critical ICA stenosis (in-stent restenosis in one) and iECA occlusion were admitted for carotid artery stenting (CAS). In all cases, the stenosis severity and high-risk lesion morphology precluded the use of filter protection...
December 2009: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Antonio Martínez Pastor, Mariano Leal Hernández, Luis Alberto Vara González, Luis Javier González Elena, Eduardo Paja Fano, Juan López Abril
OBJECTIVE: To assess in patients over 75 years old the degree of their compliance with recommendations on follow-up, control and treatment of hypertension. DESIGN: Descriptive, multi-centre study, covering the whole of Spain. SETTING: A total of 107 health centres from 14 autonomous communities. PARTICIPANTS: Hypertensive patients over 75: 1,369 clinical charts. INTERVENTIONS AND MAIN MEASUREMENTS: The variables studied were: age and sex, place monitored, blood pressure figures, screening for, and diagnosis of diabetes, hypercholesterolaemia, smoking, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and obesity...
May 2008: Atencion Primaria
J M Casado, E Visus, J P Recio, M Sánchez-Ledesma, M Chimeno, B Roca, P Conthe et al.
With the objective to value the degree of fulfillment of the pharmacological processing in patients with heart failure was designed the study of therapeutic adherence in heart failure (ATICA). During the period of inclusion educational, social, demographic data have been obtained, personal antecedents, analytic and physical exploration of the patients. These data mentioned are the ones that are reflected in the present pilot study. The total of patients included is 554, the majority of which are women, the middle ages is advanced and they present a fraction of eyección conserved in more than the half...
October 2006: Anales de Medicina Interna: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna
Anda Tesloianu, Valentina Eşanu, Tr Mihăescu, Marilena Spiridon, D Tesloianu
The aim of this study is to prove for a well tolerated medication (clinical and financial) a supplementary effect in improvement prognosis of patients with pulmonary hypertension secondary to COPD, already treated with classical pneumology drugs. Three pts. groups were selected: the first received only classical pneumology treatment, the second with supplementary therapy by IECA and Ca-blockers, the third with supplementary therapy with IECA and nebivolol; the follow-up protocol included clinical and paraclinical status (blood gases, spirometry, ECG, echocardiography, 6 minute walk test) over 3 months...
October 2004: Pneumologia: Revista Societății Române de Pneumologie
Ling Wei, Xing-wu Wang, Wen-shu Zuo, Xian-rang Song
OBJECTIVE: The study was to research the biological effect and mechanisms of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on human breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231. METHODS: The cytotoxicity was observed by MTT assay. Apoptosis was detected with Annexin V-FITC + PI dual parameter. Cell cycle and positive rate of proliferation cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), apoptosis associated protein Fas and bcl-2 and intracellular calcium ions (IECa(2+)) levels were measured by flow cytometry. RESULTS: As2O3 could inhibit the growth of MDA-MB-231 cells dramatically...
May 11, 2005: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Nuria Galofré, Ludmila San Vicente, Josep Anton González, Francesc Planas, Joaquim Vila, Jordi Grau
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Heart failure (HF) is a prevalent and increasing disease and represents one of the main causes of hospital admission. It is associated with an important morbi-mortality and a high rate of readmission. The objective of this study was to know the clinical characteristics of admitted patients with HF and to detect any valuable prognosis factors. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Prospective study of admitted HF patients between May'99 and May'00. Readmission rate was evaluated six months later...
March 5, 2005: Medicina Clínica
Ling Wei, Xing-Wu Wang, Wen-Shu Zuo
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) showed good curative effect on acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) in clinic. Now, As2O3 was used in experimental research of treating solid tumors,such as gastric cancer,head and neck tumors, esophageal cancer, etc. This study was to research the toxicity effect of As2O3 on human lung adenocarcinoma cell line SPCA1, and its mechanism. METHODS: MTT assay was used to observe inhibitory effect of As2O3 on proliferation of SPCA1 cells; cell cycle changes,apoptosis-associated proteins,Fas and Bcl-2,and intracellular calcium ions (IECa(2+)) content in SPCA1 cells treated with different doses of As2O3 were measured by flow cytometry...
December 2004: Ai Zheng, Aizheng, Chinese Journal of Cancer
C Moreno, J Turumbay, V García, I Ezpeleta, E De Los Arcos, A Manrique, E Alegría
The principal aim of this study was to determine the incidence of Myocardial Infarction in the population aged 25-74 in Navarra, lethality after 28 days, and the characteristics of the treatment applied in the hospitals during the years 1997-1998. A search was conducted for possible cases of heart attack in the hospital services responsible for attending to them, by means of a review of clinical histories. The lethal cases that did not reach the hospitals were researched through the statistical bulletins of deaths, with the information on these deaths completed through the family doctors...
May 2002: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
A Bonet, V Gosalbes, M Fito, J Navarro
INTRODUCTION: Cost of antihypertensive drugs in Spain raises 100.000 millions of pesetas. The utilization of new drugs more expensive than classics diuretics and beta blockers is the main reason of this cost increase.The Joint National Commission on Hypertension 6th Report supports the utilization of diuretics and beta blockers as the first choice in patients without any special condition, based in their best efficience. Other professional group don't point out any therapeutic drugs because each of them have their indication...
July 2001: Gaceta Sanitaria
F Cabrera Bueno, J J Gómez Doblas, M Ruiz Ruiz, M F Jiménez Navarro, I Rodríguez Bailón, J S Espinosa Caliani, F J Pérez Lanzac, J H Alonso Briales, E T Galván
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Hospital care of patients with acute myocardial infarction involves a series of therapeutic measures and risk stratification which are a must since their efficacy has been clearly demonstrated. The aim of this study was to develop an internal program to guarantee and improve the quality of hospital care to acute myocardial infarction patients. METHODS: A medical audit was carried out for evaluation. Seven evaluation criteria considered as class I by the guidelines on the management of acute myocardial infarction patients were analyzed in the discharge report of 163 consecutive patients...
January 2001: Revista Española de Cardiología
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