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18F-FDG PET or PET/CT for detecting extrahepatic metastases or recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
AIM Positron emission tomography (PET) using F18-flurodeoxy-glucose (FDG) has been widely used for reflecting cellular metabolism. However, the feasibility of FDG PET in the diagnosis ofExpand
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A Higher Dosage of Oral Alendronate Will Increase the Subsequent Cancer Risk of Osteoporosis Patients in Taiwan: A Population-Based Cohort Study
Background Controversy still exists regarding whether alendronate (ALN) use increases the risk of esophageal cancer or breast cancer. Methods This paper explores the possible association between theExpand
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Inflammatory bowel disease increases the risks of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in the hospitalized patients: a nationwide cohort study.
BACKGROUND & AIMS We conducted a nationwide, population-based cohort study to evaluate the effects of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on the risks of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) andExpand
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An Electromagnetism-Like Meta-Heuristic for Multi-Objective Optimization
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This paper presents an algorithm based on the electromagnetism-like mechanism (EM) to solve multi-objective optimization problems (MOP). Expand
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Hepatitis C virus infection increases the risk of developing peripheral arterial disease: a 9-year population-based cohort study.
BACKGROUND & AIMS The relationship between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) development remains unclear. METHODS Health insurance claims data were used toExpand
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Gout is associated with organic and psychogenic erectile dysfunction.
BACKGROUND Gout is a deposition disease with an inflammatory response that can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Gout is stressful for affected individuals, and can cause erectileExpand
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Metformin and the Incidence of Cancer in Patients With Diabetes: A Nested Case-Control Study
Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of various forms of cancer, such as cancer of the liver, colon, pancreas, breast, bladder, and kidney. Metformin, widely given to patients with type 2Expand
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Rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism: a nationwide cohort study
Objective Studies on the association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) are scarce. This study identifies the effects of RA on theExpand
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Detection of recurrent or persistent nasopharyngeal carcinomas after radiotherapy with technetium‐99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile single photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography
The diagnostic accuracy of technetium‐99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (Tc‐MIBI) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and computed tomography (CT) of the head and neck for differentiatingExpand
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Comparison of Acute Respiratory Events Between Asthma–COPD Overlap Syndrome and COPD Patients
AbstractEpidemiologic studies investigating the differences in respiratory outcomes between asthma–chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome (ACOS) and chronic obstructive pulmonaryExpand
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