The aim of the study was to evaluate white-matter (WM) diffusion anisotropy in medulloblastoma survivors after cranial irradiation and chemotherapy using voxel-based analysis with SPM99 and fractional anisotropy (FA) histogram-derived indices, and to identify quantitative indices for detecting and monitoring children with treatment-induced white-matter… (More)
The progressive bronchial dilatation in bronchiectasis is likely to be the result of continued airway matrix destruction, although little is known about the role of neutrophil matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in this process. Immunohistochemistry has been used to investigate the expression and cellular localisation of MMP-8 and MMP-9 in bronchiectatic… (More)
The present study aimed to determine the alterations of antioxidant activities in erythrocytes from patients with nonsmall cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). A comparative study of the systemic antioxidant activities in red blood cell lysate from subjects with NSCLC and healthy control subjects was conducted. The antioxidants catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD)… (More)
We report a rare case of partial rhombencephalosynapsis coexistent with Chiari II malformation in a 6-year-old girl and discuss the features of these entities on magnetic resonance imaging.
We report a unique case of unilateral cerebellar hypoplasia in a young Chinese girl with osteogenesis imperfecta type IV. Magnetic resonance imaging showed mild basilar invagination and impression. Although unilateral cerebellar hypoplasia and osteogenesis imperfecta may have been coincidental diagnoses, we propose possible mechanisms for unilateral… (More)