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Pooled analysis of loss of heterozygosity in breast cancer: a genome scan provides comparative evidence for multiple tumor suppressors and identifies novel candidate regions.
Somatic loss of heterozygosity (LOH) has been widely reported in breast cancer as a means of identifying putative tumor-suppressor genes. However, individual studies have rarely spanned more than aExpand
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Where the sun never shines: anorectal melanoma.
BACKGROUND Melanoma occurring in the anorectal region is recognized to be an uncommon tumour with a poor prognosis. Queensland has the highest incidence rate of cutaneous melanoma in the world. TheExpand
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Flexor tendon repairs: the impact of fiberwire on grasping and locking core sutures.
PURPOSE Immediate surgical repair and early mobilization are essential in preventing adhesion formation and finger stiffness. A new polyethylene-based, braided suture material, Fiberwire (Arthrex,Expand
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A study of large-bowel volvulus in urban Australia.
BACKGROUND Large-bowel volvulus is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in the industrialized world. We analyzed the presentation and outcome of 49 patients at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane,Expand
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A comparison of polyglycolic acid versus type 1 collagen bioabsorbable nerve conduits in a rat model: an alternative to autografting.
PURPOSE Severe nerve injury with segmental loss requires nerve graft or conduit repair. We compared 2 synthetic, bioabsorbable nerve conduits with the gold standard of autogenous nerve grafting usingExpand
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Outcome of the acute abdomen in patients with previous spinal cord injury
Background: Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) have always posed difficulties for the diagnosis of an acute abdomen. The aim of the present study was to define this problem retrospectively atExpand
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Regional brain differences in the effect of distraction during the delay interval of a working memory task
Working memory (WM) comprises operations whose coordinated action contributes to our ability to maintain focus on goal-relevant information in the presence of distraction. The present studyExpand
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Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube: an evidence‐based review of case series for those considering its use
Eustachian tube dysfunction is common and implicated in persistent middle ear disease. Recent studies suggest the promise of balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube to modify local anatomy andExpand
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