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Independent predictors of mortality for necrotizing fasciitis: a retrospective analysis in a single institution.
BACKGROUND Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), a life-threatening soft tissue infection, requires early diagnosis, prompt and repeated surgical intervention, and broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy. The aim ofExpand
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Histopathology and immunohistochemistry in distinguishing Burkitt lymphoma from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with very high proliferation index and with or without a starry-sky pattern: a
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is characterized by c-myc translocation and CD10+/bc-2-/bcl-6+ with a very high Ki-67 proliferation index (PI). Occasional diffuse large B-cell lymphomas may exhibit a very highExpand
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Association of cigarette smoking with Chinese ankylosing spondylitis patients in Taiwan: a poor disease outcome in systemic inflammation, functional ability, and physical mobility
We investigated the association between smoking and the disease activity, functional ability, physical mobility, and systemic inflammation in Chinese ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. SeventyExpand
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Epidemiology of First-Attack Acute Pancreatitis in Taiwan From 2000 Through 2009: A Nationwide Population-Based Study
Objectives This study aimed to describe a 10-year epidemiological trend of patients with first-attack acute pancreatitis (AP) in Taiwan. Methods We analyzed 107,349 patients with first-attack AP fromExpand
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In vitro and in vivo activity of meropenem and sulbactam against a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strain.
OBJECTIVES The potential therapeutic role of meropenem combined with sulbactam against a clinical endemic isolate of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, Ab-153, was investigated. METHODSExpand
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Risk of Diabetes Mellitus after First-Attack Acute Pancreatitis: A National Population-Based Study
OBJECTIVES:Population-based data on the risk of diabetes mellitus onset after acute pancreatitis (AP) are lacking. We assessed the incidence of diabetes in AP survivors compared with matchedExpand
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NK-cell Lineage Predicts Poor Survival in Primary Intestinal NK-cell and T-cell Lymphomas
Most primary intestinal natural killer (NK)-cell and T-cell lymphomas (PINKTL) in the Northern Europe are enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphomas, a complication of celiac disease, which is rare inExpand
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p53 and p27 as predictors of clinical outcome for rectal-cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant therapy.
Our aim was to examine whether certain molecular markers, specifically p53, p21, p27, and Bcl-2, could be used to predict the tumor response of rectal cancer to neoadjuvant therapy and determine theExpand
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Plasmablastic cytomorphologic features in plasma cell neoplasms in immunocompetent patients are significantly associated with EBV.
Multiple myeloma (MM) is rarely associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) irrespective of HIV status, in contrast with its morphologic mimic, plasmablastic lymphoma, which occurs mainly inExpand
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Prevalence of the FMR1 mutation in Taiwan assessed by large‐scale screening of newborn boys and analysis of DXS548‐FRAXAC1 haplotype
  • C. Tzeng, L. Tsai, +6 authors C. Lu
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of medical genetics. Part A
  • 15 February 2005
If carrier women could be identified in time and take appropriate measures, fragile X syndrome (FXS) can be prevented. Wide screening of women to be or in their early pregnancy was considered a goodExpand
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