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Bernhard Wernly, Michael Lichtenauer, Namkje A R Vellinga, E Christiaan Boerma, Can Ince, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Microcirculatory Shock Occurrence in Acutely Ill Patients (micro-SOAP) study investigated associations of microcirculation and mortality. Risk stratification in critically ill patients is of utmost interest. Established score such as APACHE2 (Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation 2) are relatively complex and might therefore be of limited use. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) was described to be associated with mortality in various diseases. We therefore aimed (i) to evaluate BUN for prediction of mortality in a cohort of critically ill patients and (ii) to investigate associations of BUN with microcirculation...
2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
Raisa S Pompe, Marco Bandini, Felix Preisser, Michele Marchioni, Emanuele Zaffuto, Zhe Tian, Georg Salomon, Thorsten Schlomm, Hartwig Huland, Markus Graefen, Derya Tilki, Shahrokh F Shariat, Pierre I Karakiewicz
BACKGROUND: Early biochemical recurrence (eBCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) heralds poor oncological outcomes and may be prevented with adjuvant radiation (aRT). METHODS: We developed a contemporary eBCR nomogram in 13 797 RP patients from Hamburg (2005-2016) and externally validated it in 5952 RP patients from Vienna. Receiver operating characteristics-derived area under the curve (AUC), Heagerty's C-index, and decision curve analysis (DCA) were used to quantify model accuracy and to compare the current tool with the Walz nomogram, the online Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) nomogram and the post-surgical Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assesment (CAPRA-S)...
February 27, 2018: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Anum Tariq, Huma Ali, Farya Zafar, Ali Akbar Sial, Kamran Hameed, Mehwish Rizvi, Rabia Bushra, Saima Salim, Zeb-Un Nisa, Ghazala R Naqvi, Saba Zubair
Among the well-known Health care-associated infections (HAIs), surgical site infections (SSIs) contribute to considerable high mortality and morbidity rate, substantial prolongation in hospitalization period and extra expenses in terms of treatment cost. This study was aimed to evaluate the predictive variables associated with surgical site infections, and their clinical consequences. This was a prospective, cross sectional study conducted in the surgical department of tertiary care setting in Karachi, Pakistan...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nicolas Sananès, Victor Gabriele, Anne Sophie Weingertner, Rodrigo Ruano, Magdalena Sanz-Cortes, Adrien Gaudineau, Bruno Langer, Israël Nisand, Chérif Youssef Akladios, Romain Favre
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of our study was to evaluate the long-term neurodevelopment outcome after laser surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). The secondary objective was to identify perinatal prognostic factors associated with neurodevelopmental impairment. METHOD: This was a single-center cohort prospective study carried out in pregnancies complicated by TTTS and treated by laser. Neurodevleopmental assesment included the administration of Ages and Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ), for the infants between 2 and 5 years of age...
December 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
Kemal Atasayan, Tevfik Yoldemir, Sedef Ramoglu, Dilek Gogas Yavuz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the endothelial function and structure in patients with hirsutism in reproductive age. STUDY DESIGN: The study was conducted on 69 consecutive women admitted with complaints of hirsutism and 63 voluntary healthy women, as controls. A total of 132 subjects who applied to the Gynecology and Infertility Outpatient Clinics were included. Participants with modified Ferriman Gallway (mFG) score over 8 were considered to be hirsute. The demographic, metabolic, hormonal characteristics, risk factors of cardiovascular disease, CIMT (carotis intima media thickness) and FMD (flow-mediated dilatation) were compared between hirsute women and those in the control group...
November 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Yael Bar, Lars Barregard, Gerd Sallsten, Maria Wallin, Johan Mölne
This study assesed the prevalence of histopathological changes in renal biopsies from healthy individuals, and the association with age, sex and smoking. Donor biopsies from 109 subjects were obtained from living kidney donors, and blood and urine samples were collected together with medical history. All biopsies were scored according to the Banff '97 classification with some modifications. The parameters included in this study were tubular atrophy, interstitial fibrosis, glomerulosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, arteriolohyalinosis and a sclerosis score...
May 2016: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
Saumya Navit, Dheera Chadha, Suleman Abbas Khan, Rahul Kumar Singh, Nikita Johri, Pragati Navit, Anshul Sharma, Rachana Bahuguna
BACKGROUND: It has been acknowledged that genetics play a significant role in determination of dermatoglyphic patterns. Since caries is a multifactorial disease with the influence of genetic pattern, this study was undertaken to assess dermatoglyphic patterns and correlate them with early childhood caries. AIM: The aim of the study was to determine the association and correlation of dermatoglyphic patterns with early childhood caries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study sample consisted of 100 children aged between 3 and 6 years, divided into two groups of 50 children each...
October 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Claudio Moretti, Giorgio Quadri, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Maurizio Bertaina, Federico Giusto, Sebastiano Marra, Corrado Moiraghi, Luca Scaglione, Mauro Torchio, Giuseppe Montrucchio, Mario Bo, Massimo Porta, Paolo Cavallo Perin, Carlo Marinone, Franco Riccardini, Javaid Iqbal, Pierluigi Omedè, Serena Bergerone, Franco Veglio, Fiorenzo Gaita
INTRODUCTION: Elderly patients with coexisting frailty and multiple comorbidities frequently present to the emergency department (ED). Because non-cardiovascular comorbidities and declining health status may affect their life expectancy, management of these patients should start in the ED. This study evaluated the role of Gold Standards Framework (GSF) criteria for identifying patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) approaching end of life. METHODS: All consecutive patients admitted to the ED and hospitalised with a diagnosis of ACS between May 2012 and July 2012 were included...
January 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
M Cabrera, M A Sánchez-Chaparro, P Valdivielso, L Quevedo-Aguado, C Catalina-Romero, C Fernández-Labandera, M Ruiz-Moraga, P González-Santos, E Calvo-Bonacho
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of atherogenic dyslipidemia (AD) and the lipid triad (LT) in the working population in Spain, their associated variables and how far they are linked to cardiovascular risk (CVR). METHODS: Observational cross-sectional study of 70,609 workers (71.5% male (M), 28.5% female (F), mean age 39.2 ± 10), who attended medical checkups and agreed to participate. Plasma samples were analysed in a central laboratory...
August 2014: Atherosclerosis
Emine Duygu Ersozlu Bozkirli, Emre Bozkirli, Ahmet Eftal Yucel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of infliximab treatment on insulin sensitivity and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: In this prospective study, 30 consecutive AS patients (23 men and 7 women) fulfilling the modified 1984 New York criteria for AS were investigated. All patients were treated with intravenous infliximab. A complete biochemical profile and assesments were obtained before and after 12 weeks of infliximab therapy...
March 2014: Modern Rheumatology
Muhammed Hakan Tas, Enbiya Aksakal, Yekta Gurlertop, Ziya Simsek, Fuat Gundogdu, Serdar Sevimli, Eftal Murat Bakirci, Sule Karakelleoglu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is an important non-invasive imaging method for evaluating ischemia. However, wall motion interpretation can be impaired by the experience level of the interpreter and the subjectivity of the visual assessment. In our study we aimed to combine DSE and tissue syncronisation imaging to increase sensitivity for detecting ischemia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 50 patients with indications for DSE were included in the study...
June 2013: Korean Circulation Journal
Junita Indarti, M Farid Aziz, Bethy Suryawati, Darrell Fernando
BACKGROUND: To identify the risk factors and assess the role of survivin in predicting progessivity precancerous cervical lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study was conducted from October 2009 until May 2010. We obtained 74 samples, classified according to the degree of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN): 19 samples for CIN 1, 18 samples for CIN 2, 18 samples for CIN 3, and 19 samples as controls. Demographic profiles and risk factors assesment, histopathologic examination, HPV DNA tests, immunocytochemistry (ICC) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining for survivin expression were performed on all samples...
2013: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Vinícius José da Silva Nina, Maria Iracema de Amorim Rocha, Rayssa Fiterman Rodrigues, Vanessa Carvalho de Oliveira, João Lívio Linhares Teixeira, Eduardo Durans Figueredo, Rachel Vilela de Abreu Haickel Nina, Carlos Antonio Coimbra Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Neurological dysfunction is a feared postoperative morbidity of cardiac surgery, an important cause of death and increased spending in hospitals. Its prediction, however, is still uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To assess the applicability of a preoperative score as a predictor of neurological dysfunction after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: Prospective study that evaluated 77 patients who underwent CABG from February to October 2011...
July 2012: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular
Fábio Rodrigues Kerbauy, Leonardo Raul Morelli, Cláudia Toledo de Andrade, Luis Fernando Lisboa, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Nelson Hamerschlak
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the Pretransplantion Assesment of Mortality risk score is associated to transplant costs and can be used not only to predict mortality but also as a cost management tool. METHODS: We evaluated consecutively patients submitted to allogeneic (n = 27) and autologous (n = 89) hematopoietic stem cell-transplantation from 2004 to 2006 at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (SP), Brazil. Participants mean age at hematopoietic stem cell-transplantation was 42 (range 1 to 72) years; there were 69 males and 47 females; 30 patients had multiple myeloma; 41 had non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin's lymphomas; 22 had acute leukemia; 6 had chronic leukemia; and 17 had non-malignant disease...
January 2012: Einstein
A Pivkova Veljanovska, S Genadieva Stavrik, Z Stojanoski, D Chaparoska, L Cevreska, B Georgievski
A balanced risk-benefit approach to haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the key for maximized chances of cure with acceptable quality of life for patients with advanced haematological malignancies. The aim was to try to assess the prognostic value of comorbidity and other independent variables concerning pretransplant mobilization strategies that affect auto SCT in patients with lymphoproliferative diseases.We stratified outcomes among 90 consecutive adult autologous recipients with lymphoproliferative diseases...
2012: Prilozi
Anna Campanati, Rosaria Gesuita, Melania Giannoni, Francesca Piraccini, Lucia Sandroni, Emanuela Martina, Luca Conocchiari, Emanuele Bendia, Antonio Di Sario, Annamaria Offidani
The aim of this study is to assess the associations between chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), Helicobacter pylori infection and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Forty- eight patients with CSU were studied by scoring the urticaria activity and assesing the quality of life. Patients with H. pylori infection (n=11) or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (n=13) were specifically treated for one week and clinically evaluated both before and 4 weeks after the eradication therapy. Eradication of H. pylori infection led to a significant improvement in CSU (p<0...
March 27, 2013: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Emine Handan Tüzün, Duygu Korkem Güven, Levent Eker, Bülent Elbasan, Selda Fatma Bülbül
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional status, and provide information regarding anthropometric measurements of cerebral-palsied children living in the city of Ankara, Turkey. METHOD: A total of 447 children with cerebral palsy (CP) were participated in this cross-sectional study. Participants were assessed for functional motor impairment by the gross motor function classification system (GMFCS). Assesment of nutritional status was based on the triceps skinfold thickness (TSF), arm fat area (AFA) estimates derived from TSF and mid-upper arm circumference measurements...
March 2013: Disability and Rehabilitation
Andre Bratanic, Zeljko Puljiz, Neven Ljubicicz, Tea Caric, Ivo Jelicic, Mario Puljiz, Zdravko Perko
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To identify predictive factors of rebleeding and mortality after endoscopic therapy in patients with high risk peptic ulcers. METHODOLOGY: Patients hospitalized due to bleeding from high-risk peptic ulcers (Forrest classes Ia, Ib, IIa and IIb) during a five-year study, received endoscopic hemostatic therapy (diluted epinephrine injection, clipping or both) in addition to proton pump inhibitors. We looked for clinical, endoscopic and laboratory parameters that had influenced rebleeding and mortality in these patients...
January 2013: Hepato-gastroenterology
Cana Aksoy-Poyraz, Burç Çağrı Poyraz, Şenol Turan, Mehmet Kemal Arikan
Neurological soft signs (NSSs) and minor physical anomalies (MPAs) are consistently found at higher rates in individuals with schizophrenia compared to healthy controls. However, limited research has been conducted on these traits among the biological relatives of these patients. We aimed to identify the possible origins of these traits in schizophrenia by exploring them in patients with schizophrenia, their healthy siblings and normal controls. Ninety-six patients with schizophrenia, their 66 non-psychotic siblings and 52 healthy subjects were studied...
November 30, 2011: Psychiatry Research
Sibel Doruk, Serpil Bulaç, Can Sevinç, Hakan Alp Bodur, Ayşe Yilmaz, Unal Erkorkmaz, Serpil Ocal
Totally 48 cases with diagnosed as community-acquired pneumonia who were treated in intensive care units of two different university hospital included to the study. The mean age of cases was 67.8, 29 were males and 19 females. Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), Acute Physiology Assesment and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II), Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score (SOFA) of 46 cases were determined. The most common comorbid disease was cerebrovascular disease. We determined that microbiological tests were made in 30 cases and pathogen agent was established in 7 cases of them...
2009: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
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