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BACKGROUND In patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), there is a prominent loss in proprioception and kinesthesia sensation compared with control subjects of the same age and gender. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is the investigation of short-term clinical effects of kinesthesia and balance exercises in patients with knee OA. METHODS This 8-week(More)
AIM To investigate the clinical and pathological relevance of detection of circulating tumor cells (CTC) in the peripheral blood of gastric carcinoma patients before operation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty patients with gastric adenocarcinoma were analysed prospectively. Patients were divided into two groups according to the extent of the tumor. Group I(More)
BACKGROUND Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic multi-system inflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology, which shares many features of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). CARD15 has recently been identified as the first susceptibility gene in Crohn's disease (CD). OBJECTIVE Given certain clinical and pathological similarities between CD and BD, and(More)
Villous adenomas are benign epithelial lesions with a malignant potential which can occur at any site in the gastrointestinal tract, usually in the rectum and colon, less frequently in the small bowel and very rarely in the biliary tract. Villous adenomas of the extrahepatic bile ducts are exceptional and only a few cases have been reported. Common bile(More)
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