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1. Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage caused by segmental arterial mediolysis.
Match Strength: 8.300

Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage is a rare clinical entity; signs and symptoms include pain, hematuria, and shock. Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage can be caused by tumors, such as renal cell carcinoma and angiomyolipoma; polyarteritis nodosa; and nephritis. The least common cause is segmental arterial mediolysis. Although computed tomography is used for the diagnosis of spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage, it can miss segmental arterial mediolysis as the cause of the hemorrhage. The diagnosis of segmental arterial mediolysis as a cause of spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage ... Read More »
» Published in Rev Urol. 2006 Winter;8(1):36-40.

2. Five-year survival-after first-ever stroke.
Match Strength: 7.201

The aim of the study was to analyze the 5-year survival after first-ever ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage. In this study 836 patients were analyzed with a first-ever stroke admitted at the Department of Neurology Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from January 1(st) 1997 to December 31(st) 1998. Of these 613 (73,3%) were ischemic strokes and 223 intracerebral hemorrhages (26,7%) Subarachnoid hemorrhages were excluded. After hospitalization surviving patients examined periodically, and a final examination was performed 5 years after the stroke. Overall, case-fatility at the first month ... Read More »
» Published in Bosn J Basic Med Sci. 2006 Aug;6(3):17-22.

3. Risk factors for recurrent hemorrhage after successful mesenteric arterial embolization.
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The objective of this study was to describe the risk factors and to determine the outcomes after recurrent gastrointestinal hemorrhage after successful mesenteric arterial embolization A retrospective analysis was undertaken of a single-center experience with mesenteric arterial embolization performed for gastrointestinal hemorrhage over a 5-year period. Statistical analyses including Student's t test and Fisher's exact test were used to compare results. For the years 2001 through 2005, 36 patients (10 women; average age, 60.8 years) underwent 37 technically successful mesenteric embolizations ... Read More »
» Published in Am Surg. 2006 Sep;72(9):802-6; discussion 806-7.

4. Nursing priorities in caring for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.
Match Strength: 5.327

Patients afflicted with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) experience potentially devastating neurological sequelae; current therapy for ICH remains supportive. However, hemostatic therapy with recombinant activated factor VIIa holds promise for decreasing the morbidity and mortality of patients following an ICH. Nurses who are the responsible clinicians at the bedside often find it challenging to care for these patients. This article discusses the priorities that nurses need to determine as they balance the overall needs of the patient, incorporating recombinant activated factor VIIa as a new ... Read More »
» Published in J Neurosci Nurs. 2006 Sep;38(4 Suppl):296-9, 315.

5. Successful use of surfactant to treat severe intrapulmonary hemorrhage after iatrogenic lung injury--A case report.
Match Strength: 5.082

OBJECTIVE: To describe the beneficial clinical effect of the use of surfactant in a patient with severe unilateral pulmonary hemorrhage after iatrogenic lung injury during corrective surgery for congenital heart defects. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Pediatric cardiac intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital. PATIENT: An 11-wk-old boy. INTERVENTIONS: Intratracheal instillation of 4 mL (100 mg) of surfactant (Survanta) per kilogram of body weight to treat profound and refractory hypoxia and hypercapnia despite high-ventilation pressures, high respiratory rate, and the use of nitric oxide ... Read More »
» Published in Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Nov;7(6):583-5.

6. Detection and prognostic significance of optic disc hemorrhages during the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study.
Match Strength: 5.024

PURPOSE: To compare the rates of detection of optic disc hemorrhages by clinical examination and by review of optic disc photographs at the Optic Disc Reading Center (ODRC), to assess the incidence of and the predictive factors for disc hemorrhages in the annual disc photographs of the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS), and to determine whether optic disc hemorrhages predict the development of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in the OHTS. DESIGN: Cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Three thousand two hundred thirty-six eyes of 1618 participants. METHODS: Both eyes of participants were ... Read More »
» Published in Ophthalmology. 2006 Dec;113(12):2137-43. Epub 2006 Sep 25.

7. Laparoscopic control of spontaneous external hemorrhage from umbilical varix.
Match Strength: 5.013

Spontaneous external hemorrhage from an umbilical varix is rare. We describe a 40-year-old man with cirrhosis and portal hypertension, who presented with recurrent external bleeding from an umbilical varix. The first episode was controlled by transfixation of the vein under local anesthesia. Contrast-enhanced CT scan demonstrated a hugely distended recanalized umbilical vein arising from the left branch of the portal vein and ending in the umbilical cicatrix. Recurrent bleeding necessitated laparoscopy and in-situ clipping of the bleeding vein in the falciform ligament. At six months' follow ... Read More »
» Published in Indian J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul-Aug;25(4):211-2.

8. Life-threatening cryoglobulinemia: clinical and immunological characterization of 29 cases.
Match Strength: 4.929

OBJECTIVES: To analyze the etiology, clinical presentation, and outcomes of patients with life-threatening cryoglobulinemic vasculitis. METHODS: We studied 209 consecutive patients with cryoglobulinemic vasculitis. A potentially life-threatening cryoglobulinemia was considered as the development of renal failure, vasculitic abdominal involvement, pulmonary hemorrhage, or central nervous system involvement. RESULTS: Twenty-nine (14%) patients had life-threatening cryoglobulinemic vasculitis. There were 17 women and 12 men, with a mean age of 57 years. In 17 (59%) patients, life-threatening ... Read More »
» Published in Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Dec;36(3):189-96. Epub 2006 Sep 22.

9. Antenatal noninvasive treatment of patients at risk for alloimmune thrombocytopenia without a history of intracranial hemorrhage.
Match Strength: 4.902

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate noninvasive management of alloimmune thrombocytopenia that included only the blind administration of immunoglobulin. STUDY DESIGN: Seventeen women with 30 pregnancies that were at risk of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia were included. Except for 6 cases, in which the women refused treatment, 24 pregnancies were managed by the weekly administration of intravenous immunoglobulin without monitoring platelet count. RESULTS: The mean platelet count at birth after intravenous immunoglobulin treatment was 118,000/microL, compared with 25,000 ... Read More »
» Published in Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Oct;195(4):1153-7.

10. Necrosis of a large hepatic tumor after hemorrhage and subsequent selective arterial embolization.
Match Strength: 4.635

This case report describes a young female patient presenting with acute intra-abdominal hemorrhage originating from a large tumor in the liver, most likely a hepatocellular adenoma. The bleeding was stopped by selective embolization of right hepatic artery branches. Subsequently, partial hepatectomy was performed after 6 mo. Macro- and microscopic examination showed complete necrosis and absence of tumorous tissue. The patient was discharged without complications, and subsequent follow-up until 22 mo after resection did not reveal any new lesions in the liver. This case emphasizes the ... Read More »
» Published in World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Oct 7;12(37):6059-61.

11. Long-term outcome after resection of non-small cell lung carcinoma complicated by pneumoconiosis.
Match Strength: 4.625

PURPOSE: Lung cancer resection in patients with respiratory complications is associated with a high surgical risk and the operative indications are usually serious. Consequently, the long-term results are unclear. We aimed to clarify the validity of surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients with pneumoconiosis. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical and pathological data of 122 patients undergoing resection of NSCLC with pneumoconiosis (n = 34: group A) or without pneumoconiosis (n = 88: group B) to assess treatment outcomes and prognostic factors. RESULTS: Among the treatment ... Read More »
» Published in Surg Today. 2006;36(10):869-73.

12. Effect of fasudil hydrochloride, a protein kinase inhibitor, on cerebral vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemic symptoms after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Match Strength: 4.439

The efficacy and safety of fasudil hydrochloride, a novel protein kinase inhibitor, were evaluated for the treatment of cerebral vasospasm and associated cerebral ischemic symptoms in patients with ruptured cerebral aneurysm. This randomized open trial with nimodipine as the control included 72 patients who underwent subarachnoid hemorrhage surgery for ruptured cerebral aneurysm of Hunt and Hess grades I to IV. For 14 days following surgery, patients were administered either 30 mg of fasudil hydrochloride by intravenous injection over a period of 30 minutes three times a day or 1 mg/hr of ... Read More »
» Published in Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2006 Sep;46(9):421-8.

13. Effect of oxygen affinity and molecular weight of HBOCs on cerebral oxygenation and blood pressure in rats.
Match Strength: 4.256

PURPOSE: This study assessed the effect of oxygen affinity and molecular weight (MW) of o-raffinose cross-linked hemoglobin based oxygen carriers (HBOCs) on cerebral oxygen delivery and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) following hemorrhage and resuscitation in rats. METHODS: Isoflurane anesthetized rats (n = 6-7 per group) underwent 30% hemorrhage and resuscitation with an equivalent volume of one of three different HBOCs: 1) High P50 Poly o-raffinose hemoglobin (Poly OR-Hb, P50 = 70 mmHg); 2) High P50 > 128 Poly OR-Hb (MW > 128 kDa, P50 = 70 mmHg) and 3) Low P50 > 128 Poly OR-Hb ... Read More »
» Published in Can J Anaesth. 2006 Oct;53(10):1030-8.

14. Conservative management of placenta increta with selective arterial embolization preserves future fertility and results in a favorable outcome in subsequent pregnancies.
Match Strength: 4.222

OBJECTIVE: To present a case of selective arterial embolization for the treatment of placenta increta in a patient with subsequent pregnancy. DESIGN: Case report and literature review. SETTING: Community-based hospital. PATIENT(S): A 31-year-old G2P1 woman with placenta increta presenting with delayed postpartum hemorrhage. INTERVENTION(S): Selective uterine artery embolization. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Cessation of uterine hemorrhage, future pregnancy. RESULT(S): The patient's uterine bleeding immediately resolved. She subsequently delivered a healthy neonate at term without recurrence of ... Read More »
» Published in Fertil Steril. 2006 Nov;86(5):1514.e3-7. Epub 2006 Sep 27.

15. Pre-pregnancy body mass index and pregnancy outcomes.
Match Strength: 4.180

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of maternal pre-pregnancy BMI on pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: Pregnancy cohort recruited pregnancies between 16 and 18 weeks. BMI evaluated underweight, BMI<18.5, normal, BMI 18.5-25, overweight BMI 25-30, and obese BMI>30 women. RESULTS: Pre-pregnancy BMI classified 331 women as underweight (11.7%), 1982 normal (69.9%), 326 overweight (11.5%), and 188 as obese (6.6%). Obese women were more likely to develop gestational diabetes (p<0.001), hypertension (p<0.001), preeclampsia (p<0.001), need labor induction (p<0.001), cesarean delivery for ... Read More »
» Published in Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2006 Dec;95(3):242-7. Epub 2006 Sep 27.

16. Transarterial embolization of acute external carotid blowout syndrome with profuse oronasal bleeding by N-butyl-cyanoacrylate.
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OBJECTIVES: Assess duration, efficacy, and safety of emergent transarterial embolization of acute external carotid blowout syndrome (ECBS) with N-butyl-cyanoacrylate. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed for 16 patients (15 men, 1 woman; age range, 28-85 years) who had 17 acute ECBS events that presented with profuse transoronasal bleeding. Predisposing factors were carcinoma associated with surgery and/or radiotherapy (n = 14) or trauma (n = 3). Affected arteries were the internal maxillary artery (n = 5), superior thyroid artery (n = 4), lingual artery (n = 4), facial artery (n = 2), or ... Read More »
» Published in Am J Emerg Med. 2006 Oct;24(6):702-8.

17. Postoperative bleeding: coagulopathy, bleeding, hemothorax.
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Several issues are involved in determining a patient's risk for postoperative hemorrhage and in managing this potential postoperative complication. The impact of minimally invasive procedures on the incidence of this complication is addressed in this article. Publication Types: ... Read More »
» Published in Thorac Surg Clin. 2006 Aug;16(3):203-7, v.

18. A novel method of endoscopic mucosal resection assisted by submucosal injection of autologous blood (blood patch EMR).
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PURPOSE: Endoscopic mucosal resection assisted by submucosal injection of saline is a widely used procedure; however, it has three limitations: 1) it often is difficult to maintain a desirable level of tissue elevation after the injection; 2) the saline has no efficacy in preventing hemorrhage; 3) nothing can protect the site of mucosal defect after endoscopic mucosal resection to prevent perforation. Blood, as a new medium for use in submucosal injection, may remedy these drawbacks. This is the first report of this technique. METHODS: From May to October 2004, 28 outpatients (8 females; ... Read More »
» Published in Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 Oct;49(10):1636-41.

19. Subdural hematoma in spontaneous CSF hypovolemia.
Match Strength: 3.634

Of 67 consecutive patients with spontaneous CSF hypovolemia (SCH), 11 (16.4%) had subdural hematoma (SDH). Patients with SDH were older (p = 0.005), more likely to be male (p = 0.035), and displayed longer time to diagnosis of SCH (p = 0.019) than those without SDH. All patients with SDH showed the findings of pseudo-subarachnoid hemorrhage on CT and responded favorably to epidural blood patches and neurosurgical drainage. Publication Types: Comparative ... Read More »
» Published in Neurology. 2006 Sep 26;67(6):1088-9.

20. Sonography of the eye.
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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to show how sonography can reveal pathology of the eye and to highlight its usefulness as a simple and cost-effective tool in investigating eye symptoms. CONCLUSION: The cystic nature of the eye, its superficial location, and high-frequency transducers make it possible to clearly show normal anatomy and pathology such as tumors, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, foreign bodies, and vascular malformations. Sonography is useful as a treatment follow-up technique because it has no adverse effects. Sonography is well tolerated by patients and ... Read More »
» Published in AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Oct;187(4):1061-72.

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