Research Desk

Jun 14, 2016

In a retrospective study of the 24 women undergoing antenatal therapy for Hodgkin or nonHodgkin lymphoma a 5year progressionfree survival of 747 and overall survival of 824 was observed No gross fetal malformations or anomalies were seen Four women experienced miscarriage Systemic therapy given after the first trimester was safe and resulted in acceptable maternal and fetal outcomes

Jun 14, 2016

In a study to analyse the efficacy of high flow oxygen in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure the intubation rate was highest 38 in the highflowoxygen group The number of ventilatorfree days at day 28 was also significantly higher in the highflowoxygen group There was a significant difference in favour of highflow oxygen in 90day mortality

Jun 10, 2016

In a randomized study a conservative and a liberal strategy of fluid management was compared for seven days in 1000 patients with acute lung injury There was no significant difference in the primary outcome but the conservative strategy improved lung function and shortened the duration of mechanical ventilation and intensive care without increasing nonpulmonaryorgan failures

Jun 10, 2016

THe aim of this study was to investigate whether quantifications of apparent diffusion coefficient ADC on diffusionweighted imaging DWI can predict overall survival OS in patients with liverpredominant metastatic colorectal cancer CRC following selective internal radiation therapy with 90Yttriummicrospheres SIRTFunctional imaging response assessment using minADC changes on DWI may predict survival in CRC shortly after SIRT

Jun 10, 2016

The aim of this study was to examine the diagnostic performance of 18Ffluorothymidine FLTPET/CT of primary and metastatic nodal lesions of gastric cancer by comparing with 18Ffluorodeoxyglucose FDGPET/CTThe enrolled study population comprised 17patients with 17 newlydiagnosed gastric cancers who underwent surgery FLTPET/CT may have the same diagnostic value as FDGPET/CT for detection of primary and nodal lesions of gastric cancers

Jun 10, 2016

The aim of this research was to demonstrate noninferiority of iobitridol 350 for coronary CT angiography CTA compared to higher iodine content contrast media regarding the rate of patients evaluable for the presence of coronary artery stenoses With current CT technology iobitridol 350 mg iodine/ml is not inferior to contrast media with higher iodine concentrations

Jun 10, 2016

The purpose of this study was to assess the improvement in risk prediction of stroke by adding cIMT and carotid plaque to the CHA2DS2VASc variables age heart failure hypertension diabetes mellitus myocardial infarction and peripheral arterial disease scoreIncreased cIMT and presence of carotid plaque are associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke in individuals with AF

Jun 09, 2016

The relationship between scleromyxedema and CVG is not clear The fact that CVG has never been reported so far as a feature of scleromyxedema suggests a chance association but extension of the coarse facial folds to the scalp may have caused the development of CVG in the case described here We thus report the first case of scleromyxedema in association

Jun 09, 2016

Postoperative CDVA correlated with irregularity of the corneal anterior surface Corneal anterior HOAs are higher in patients with bullous keratopathy than in controls and remain higher through 12 months after DSEK In addition to corneal transparency regularity of the corneal anterior surface is an important factor in visual acuity after DSEK

Jun 08, 2016

When 4 years of therapy with either tiotropium or placebo in patients with COPD was compared the SGRQ score was improved in the tiotropium group as compared with the placebo group At 4 years and 30 days tiotropium was associated with a reduction in the risks of exacerbations related hospitalizations and respiratory failure