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Lumbosacral nerve root avulsion is a rare clinical entity. Since the first description in 1955, only 35 cases have been reported. It is often associated with pelvic fractures and may be missed in the initial clinical examination as these patients usually present with multiple injuries. We present three such cases with clinical and radiological findings.(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and plaque formation have been used as surrogate end-points for evaluating the regression and/or progression of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, but their predictive value for stable coronary artery disease (CAD) is inconclusive. METHODS Carotid ultrasonography was performed in patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study are to explore the correlation between the three-dimensional vena contracta (3D VC) area and the aortic regurgitation (AR) index and to determine AR severity using the 3D VC area. BACKGROUND The geometry of regurgitant jets is complex in patients with AR. The 3D VC area can be easily cropped using any plane and we can(More)
BACKGROUND No single precise qualitative method is recommended for evaluating the severity of aortic regurgitation (AR). Quantitative methods for AR assessment are, typically, cumbersome and time-consuming. The purpose of this study was to develop a more comprehensive method for predicting the severity of AR. METHODS In all, 79 patients with normal left(More)
The risks of surgery and its clinical outcome are of great importance for both patients and physicians when choosing coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery for coronary artery disease. The purpose of the current study was to clarify the relationship between serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and patient clinical outcome. Seventy-six eligible patients who(More)
We present a case of an elderly lady with a symptomatic large intra-axial right frontoparietal arachnoid cyst displacing the corticospinal tract (CST) posteromedially on diffusion tensor imaging. This information assisted the surgeons in confirming the symptomatic nature of the lesion, in planning an appropriate surgical procedure, as well as in(More)
Correlations derived for the relations between parasternal long-axis vena contracta width and effective regurgitant orifice area, regurgitant volume, and regurgitant fraction were highly significant. A vena contracta width of <3.0 or >5.0 mm provided excellent specificity for nonsevere and severe aortic regurgitation, respectively.