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AIMS Primary angle-closure glaucoma is expected to account for nearly 50% of bilateral glaucoma blindness by 2020. This study was conducted to assess the performance of the scanning peripheral anterior chamber depth analyzer (SPAC) and limbal anterior chamber depth (LACD) as screening methods for angle closure. METHODS This study assessed two clinical(More)
Two cases of primary multifocal tuberculous osteomyelitis with involvement of the rib cage are presented. The lungs were normal and the appearance of the skeletal lesions did not suggest tuberculosis. These lesions were predominantly lytic, with minimal soft tissue involvement. Tuberculosis should be high in the differential diagnosis of multiple(More)
Impulse activity in axons generates aftereffects on membrane excitability that can alter the conduction velocity of subsequently conducted impulses. We used a computerized stimulus pattern (a 1 Hz stimulus period followed by a period of repeated short bursts at 200 Hz) to assess in vivo activity-dependent changes in conduction latency of functionally(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the prognostic factors for acute-onset tinnitus associated with unilateral idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) and to assess the relationship between these factors and the final recovery. METHODS A total of 770 patients with unilateral ISSNHL were enrolled retrospectively and their medical records reviewed.(More)
PURPOSE We undertook a preliminary assessment of the efficacy of administering intravenous dexamethasone (DEX) for relieving the nausea and dizziness accompanying vestibular neuritis (VN). METHODS Between November 2013 and October 2014, 26 patients with VN were prospectively enrolled in this study. The patients were randomly assigned to treatment with a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We evaluated the short-term treatment outcomes of combined bifrontal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and tailor-made notched music training (TMNMT) in tinnitus patients. The associations of patient characteristics with treatment responsiveness were investigated. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Four sessions of bifrontal tDCS(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in clinical manifestations of in two groups of vestibular neuritis (VN) patients with or without unidentified bright objects (UBOs). METHODS A prospective, observational study with 46 patients diagnosed with VN between May 2013 and November 2013 was executed. A caloric test, a cervical(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to evaluate the clinical implications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). METHODS A total of 120 patients diagnosed with BPPV completed MRI at the emergency room between December 2012 and June 2015 and met our criteria for inclusion in this study. Epidemiologic(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to confirm the effect of adjuvant intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injections (TRIAM) for the treatment of an infected preauricular sinus (PAS). METHODS The medical charts of 103 patients diagnosed with PAS from March 2013 to December 2015 were reviewed and documented. The mean duration of treatment and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE External beam radiation therapy with concurrent chemotherapy (CRT) is widely used for the treatment of unresectable pancreatic cancer. Noncoplanar (NCP) 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and coplanar (CP) IMRT have been reported to lower the radiation dose to organs at risk (OARs). The purpose of this article is to examine the utility(More)
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