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Neonatal appendicitis: a new look at an old zebra.
Acute neonatal appendicitis is a rare condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The severity of this disease is caused by its tendency to occur more frequently in prematureExpand
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Hidradenitis suppurativa is a systemic disease with substantial comorbidity burden: a chart-verified case-control analysis.
BACKGROUND Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease involving intertriginous skin. Previous epidemiologic studies have been limited by small sample size. OBJECTIVE We soughtExpand
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Clinical whole-genome sequencing in severe early-onset epilepsy reveals new genes and improves molecular diagnosis
In severe early-onset epilepsy, precise clinical and molecular genetic diagnosis is complex, as many metabolic and electro-physiological processes have been implicated in disease causation. TheExpand
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Substaging Nodal Status in Ampullary Carcinomas has Significant Prognostic Value: Proposed Revised Staging Based on an Analysis of 313 Well-Characterized Cases
AbstractBackground Current nodal staging (N-staging) of ampullary carcinoma in the TNM staging system distinguishes between node-negative (N0) and node-positive (N1) disease but does not consider theExpand
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The relative impact of psoriasis and obesity on socioeconomic and medical outcomes in psoriasis patients
Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder that is associated with obesity. Independently, both psoriasis and obesity likely impose impressive physical and psychosocial burdens on affectedExpand
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Effect of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in an Experimental Model of Spinal Fusion in a Radiated Area
Study Design. An animal model of posterolateral intertransverse process spine fusion was used. Objectives. To investigate whether recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) can overcomeExpand
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A measure of chronic quality of life predicts socioeconomic and medical outcomes in psoriasis patients
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that detracts from quality of life, including elements of physical, psychological and social functioning.
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Emerging role of the KCNT1 Slack channel in intellectual disability
The sodium-activated potassium KNa channels Slack and Slick are encoded by KCNT1 and KCNT2, respectively. These channels are found in neurons throughout the brain, and are responsible for a delayedExpand
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The validity of the diagnostic code for hidradenitis suppurativa in an electronic database
Electronic claims and medical record databases are important sources of information for medical research. However, potential sources of error and bias, including inaccurate diagnoses, incompleteExpand
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Effect of Age at Diagnosis on Chronic Quality of Life and Long‐Term Outcomes of Individuals with Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin disorder that frequently begins in the pediatric and young adult population but imposes physical and psychosocial burdens over a lifetime. The objective of this retrospectiveExpand
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