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Vertebral artery dominance contributes to basilar artery curvature and peri-vertebrobasilar junctional infarcts
Objectives: The diameters of the vertebral arteries (VAs) are very often unequal. Therefore, this study investigated if unequal VA flow contributes to the development of basilar artery (BA) curvatureExpand
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Intentional examination of esophagus by narrow-band imaging endoscopy increases detection rate of cervical inlet patch.
Foci of heterotopic gastric mucosa have been identified at different sites in the human body and the most common location is the proximal esophagus which is referred to as cervical inlet patch (CIP).Expand
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Branch occlusive disease
Background: We evaluated the clinicoradiologic characteristics of patients with branch occlusive disease (BOD)–type intracranial atherosclerotic stroke (ICAS) compared with those of patients withExpand
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Tag single nucleotide polymorphisms of alcohol-metabolizing enzymes modify the risk of upper aerodigestive tract cancers: HapMap database analysis.
Although alcohol is associated with higher upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancer risk, only a small fraction of alcoholics develop cancers. There is a lack of evidence proving the association ofExpand
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Routine cardiac evaluation in patients with ischaemic stroke and absence of known atrial fibrillation or coronary heart disease: transthoracic echocardiography vs. multidetector cardiac computed
Background and purpose:  Cardiac evaluation is routinely conducted in patients with ischaemic stroke because embolisms originating from the heart are an important cause of stroke. We compared theExpand
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Repetitive leg movements mimicking periodic leg movement during sleep in a brain‐dead patient
Sir, Spontaneous movements are noted in up to 75% of brain-dead patients [1]. We present a brain-dead patient who showed periodic leg movement (PLM) mimicking periodic limb movement during sleep.Expand
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Premorbid warfarin use and lower D‐dimer levels are associated with a spontaneous early improvement in an atrial fibrillation‐related stroke
1 Cleuren AC, van der Linden IK, de Visser YP, Wagenaar GT, Reitsma PH, van Vlijmen BJ. 17alpha-Ethinylestradiol rapidly alters transcript levels of murine coagulation genes via estrogen receptorExpand
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"Snowmelt Sign" and "Corkscrew Microvessels" Predicting Epithelium Regeneration After Acute Rejection of Small-Bowel Transplantation: A Case Report.
Intestinal failure characterized by inadequate maintenance of nutrition via normal intestinal function comprises a group of disorders with many different causes. If parenteral nutrition dependencyExpand
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Early Detection of a Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm After Liver Transplantation Is the Determinant of Survival.
BACKGROUND Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm (PA) after liver transplantation (LT) is a rare but potentially fatal complication. Among a series of 50 patients of LT, we experienced 3 such cases. SomeExpand
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Gastroenterology: Pneumomediastinum and pneumoperitoneum after peroral endoscopic myotomy: Complications or normal post‐operative changes?
A 58-year-old man suffered from dysphagia, halitosis, postprandial chest pain and vomiting with undigested food over more than 30 years. Moreover, he had become cachexic in recent decade. A bariumExpand
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