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Endoscopic and histological staging: Deciding factors in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis

D., Wormald P.J. - Chronic rhinosinusitis assessment using the Adelaide Disease Severity Score. J Laryngol Otol., 2013;127(Suppl 2):S24-8. 3. Rizk H.G., Ferguson B.J. - Categorizing Nasal Polyps by Severity and Controller Therapy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 2012;138(9):846-53. 4. Lund V.J., Mackay I.S. - Staging in rhinosinusitis. Rhinology, 1993;107:183-4. 5. Moghadasi H., et al. - Association bBetween Clinical Symptoms and CT Findings in Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Iran J Radiol., 2008

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Correlations Between Regional Accumulation of Calcium in the Culprit Arteries and Plaque Burden in Acute Coronary Syndromes

References 1. Pavan KCh, Aloke VF, Gardner C, et al. Relationship between Coronary Artery Calcium Score by Multidetector Computed Tomography and Plaque Components by Virtual Histology Intravascular Ultrasound. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;50:940-9. 2. Rubinshtein R, Gaspar T, Halon DA, et al. Prevalence and extent of obstructive coronary artery disease in patients with zero or low calcium score undergoing 64-slice cardiac multidetector computed tomography for evaluation of a chest pain syndrome. Am J Cardio. 2007

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Effect of pentoxifylline on histological activity and fibrosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis patients: A one year randomized control trial

NASH. Only few studies and pilot trials of PTX[ 14 - 16 ] suggested that pentoxifylline reduced plasma TNF- α and IL-6, ALT and AST levels but there is scarcity of data to observe improvement of NAFLD activity score (NAS) and fibrosis score in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The aim of this study was to observe the effect of pentoxifylline on histological activity and fibrosis of Bangladeshi nonalcoholic steatohepatitis patients. Materials and methods This study was conducted from August 2014 to December 2015 as an open label Randomized

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Correlation of Residual Diuresis with MIS Score and Nutritional Status in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: A Croatian Nationwide Study


Introduction. Residual diuresis (RD) is an important predictor of mortality and cardiovascular (CV) deaths in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, and contributes more to overall survival compared to PD clearance. In this study we investigated the correlation between RD and CV outcomes in PD patients.

Methods. A total of 190 PD patients from 13 dialysis centers, a national representation, were included in this analysis. Biomarkers of anemia, nutritional status [malnutrition inflammation score (MIS), subjective global assessment (SGA), serum albumin, anthropometric measurements including body mass index (BMI)], dialysis dose (Kt/V) and laboratory measurements were determined. RD was estimated using the volume of daily urine.

Results. There were 78(41.05 %) females and 112 (58.95 %) males; aged 57.35±14.41 years, on PD for 24.96±24.43 months. Fifty-six patients had diabetes type II (44 as primary kidney disease). The mean RD was 1170±673.6 ml (range 0-3000 mL). Statistically significant correlations between RD and BMI, hip circumference, time on PD, Kt/V, MIS, SGA, erythrocytes (E), Hemoglobin (Hb), PTH, and serum albumin were observed.

Conclusions. We demonstrated a significant correlation between RD and MIS score, SGA, anthropometry and albumin. Every effort should be invested to maintain RD for as long as possible to achieve optimal treatment results and to decrease CV mortality in PD population.

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Disclosure Risk from Factor Scores

. (1967). A Comparison of Four Methods for Constructing Factor Scores. Psychometrika, 32, 381-401. DOI: BF02289653 O’Keefe, C., Sparks, R., McAullay, D., and Loong, B. (2012). Confidentialising Survival Analysis Output in a Remote Data Access System. Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality 4. Available at: (accessed January 17, 2014). O’Keefe, C.M. and Good, N.M. (2008). A Remote Analysis Server - What Does Regression Output Look Like? In Privacy in Statistical

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Role of Combining Colour Doppler and Grey Scale Ultrasound in Differentiating Benign from Malignant Ovarian Masses

Gynecol. 2013;41:80-89. 4. Medeiros LR, Rosa DD, da Rosa MI, Bozzetti MC. Accuracy of ultrasonography with color Doppler in ovarian tumor: a systematic quantitative review. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2009;19:1214-1220. 5. Laing FC, Allison SJ. US of the ovary and adnexa: to worry or not to worry? Radiographics. 2012;32:1621-1639. 6. Alcázar JL, Mercé LT, Laparte C, Jurado M, López- García G. A new scoring system to differentiate benign from malignant adnexal masses. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2003;88:685-692. 7

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Prognostic Value Of Normal Myocardial Perfusion Imaging In Asymptomatic Diabetic Patients With Moderate And High Calcium Scores


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the intermediate prognostic value of normal myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in asymptomatic diabetic patients with intermediate and high coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores. Methods: A total of 115 asymptomatic diabetic patients with no known coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent MPI after multi-slice computed tomography CAC assessment for the detection of suspected CAD. The study included 75 patients with normal MPI results. A 17-segment model for myocardial perfusion and function analysis was used. Patients were divided into three groups: I gr-20 patients with a diabetes duration between 1-5 years; II gr-24 patients with a diabetes duration 5-10 years; and III gr-31 patients with a diabetes duration >10 years. End points (cardiac death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, heart failure, new angina, revascularization) were assessed at 6, 12 and 24 months.

All patients had normal resting left ventricular function and normal myocardial perfusion scans. Forty patients had moderate coronary artery calcification with an average CAC of 290+/−95. Thirty-five patients had severe coronary calcification with an average CAC of 568+/−67. A correlation was found between diabetes duration and CAC severity (r-0,62 for diabetes duration over 10 years). Three cardiac events were identified at 24--month follow-up (new angina with percutaneous coronary intervention-PCI). Hard events (cardiac death, nonfatal myocardial infarction) were observed at a rate of 0% in group I, 4.2% in group II and 6.4% in group III. The overall event rate at 24--month follow-up was 4.0%.

MPI and CAC are valuable techniques for the preclinical assessment of CAD in asymptomatic diabetic patients. This could guide decision-making to result in optimal treatment and prognosis. Even diabetic patients with normal MPI are at increased intermediate risk for CV events.

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Carotid artery stiffness, digital endothelial function, and coronary calcium in patients with essential thrombocytosis, free of overt atherosclerotic disease

plaques, which were defined as focal lesions exceeding the intima-media thickness by at least 50% or reaching an absolute thickness of at least 1.5 mm in two orthogonal projections. Scoring of atherosclerotic plaques was performed by a modification of the methodology used in the Rotterdam Study. 24 The extracranial carotid arteries were divided into three sectors on each side: the common carotid artery and its bulb, the internal carotid artery, and the external carotid artery. At least one plaque in any sector was scored 1 point, while the absence of plaques was scored

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Parallel Phrase Scoring for Extra-large Corpora

., Roland Kuhn, and Howard Johnson. Phrasetable smoothing for statistical machine translation. In EMNLP , pages 53-61, 2006. Gao, Qin and Stephan Vogel. Training phrase-based machine translation models on the cloudopen source machine translation toolkit chaski. Prague Bull. Math. Linguistics , 93: 37-46, 2010. Hardmeier, Christian. Fast and extensible phrase scoring for statistical machine translation. Prague Bull. Math. Linguistics , 93:87-96, 2010. Koehn, Philipp, Hieu Hoang, Alexandra

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Pathological Alterations in Hepatocytes of Dairy Cows With a Tendency to Emaciation and Fattening

: Bromsulphatalein clearance and total billirubin level in cow deprived of food and water. Zbl. Vet. Med. A, 22, 605-610. 8. Edmonson, A. J., Lean, I. J., Weaver, L. D., Farver, T., Webster, G. 1989: A body condition scoring chart for Holstein dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci., 72, 68-78. 9. Enwonwu, C. O., Stambaugh, R., Sreebny, L., 1971: Synthesis and degradation of liver ribosomal RNA in fed and fasted rats. J. Nutr., 101, 337-346. 10. Fon Tacer, K., Rozman, D., 2011: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: focus on lipoprotein and lipid

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