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Decreased number and function of endothelial progenitor cells in patients with migraine
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Circulating endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) numbers and functions are reduced in migraine patients, suggesting that EPCs can be an underlying link between migraine and cardiovascular risk. Expand
Ultrasonography-guided ethanol ablation of predominantly solid thyroid nodules: a preliminary study for factors that predict the outcome.
TLDR
Nodule vascularity and intranodular echo-staining on colour Doppler ultrasonography were useful in predicting the success rate of EA for benign, predominantly solid thyroid nodules. Expand
Proctographic features of anismus.
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Measurement of the anorectal angle to diagnose anismus should be abandoned because patient initiation of evacuation is prolonged and incomplete, and the percentage of contrast material evacuated was decreased. Expand
Immunohistochemical study of the colonic muscle and innervation in idiopathic chronic constipation
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Intractably constipated patients have alterations in the neural composition of the colonic myenteric plexus and innervation of the circular muscle. Expand
Three-dimensional isotropic T2-weighted fast spin-echo (VISTA) ankle MRI versus two-dimensional fast spin-echo T2-weighted sequences for the evaluation of anterior talofibular ligament injury.
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3D VISTA imaging has a diagnostic performance comparable to that of 2D FSE for the diagnosis of ATFL injury, although 3DVISTA is inferior to 2DFSE forThe evaluation of margin sharpness. Expand
Strain elastography features of epidermoid tumours in superficial soft tissue: differences from other benign soft-tissue tumours and malignant tumours.
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Superficial epidermoid tumour exhibits a softer nature than does malignant tumour but does not have a different SE pattern from other benign tumours. Expand
Hepatic radiofrequency ablation: in vivo and ex vivo comparisons of 15-gauge (G) and 17-G internally cooled electrodes.
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The size of ablation zone was larger in the 15-G internally cooled electrode than in the conventional 17-G electrode in both ex vivo and in vivo studies, and radiofrequency ablation of hepatic tumours using 15- G electrode is useful to create larger ablation zones. Expand
Usefulness of the oblique coronal plane in ankle MRI of the calcaneofibular ligament.
TLDR
CFL view imaging enables better anatomical evaluation and improved sensitivity and accuracy of diagnosis of CFL injury, and CFL view images should therefore be used to evaluate potential CFL injuries. Expand
Locoregional recurrence after curative intent resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: implications for adjuvant radiotherapy
TLDR
After curative intent resection, locoregional control and survival of patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma were far from satisfactory and further studies are needed to evaluate the potential benefit of adjuvant locoreGional treatment such as radiotherapy for patients with high-risk factors. Expand
Usefulness of meniscal width to transverse diameter ratio on coronal MRI in the diagnosis of incomplete discoid lateral meniscus.
TLDR
The use of the L/M ratio or L/T ratio in combination with meniscal width criteria may be a useful method for evaluating IDLM. Expand
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