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Benign anastomotic strictures after esophagectomy: long-term effectiveness of balloon dilation and factors affecting recurrence in 155 patients.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to retrospectively evaluate the long-term clinical results of balloon dilation in the treatment of benign anastomotic strictures after esophagectomy and toExpand
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MRI-visible perivascular space location is associated with Alzheimer's disease independently of amyloid burden
Perivascular spaces that are visible on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are a neuroimaging marker of cerebral small vessel disease. Their location may relate to the type of underlying small vesselExpand
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How to design the optimal self-expandable oesophageal metallic stents: 22 years of experience in 645 patients with malignant strictures
AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement for malignant oesophageal strictures and their relationship with stentExpand
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Cortical superficial siderosis
Objective: To investigate the prevalence and associations of cortical superficial siderosis (cSS) utilizing MRI markers of cerebral small vessel disease and amyloid burden assessed through in vivoExpand
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Tracking Cognitive Decline in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early-Stage Alzheimer Dementia: Mini-Mental State Examination versus Neuropsychological Battery
Background/Aims: Although the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of Boxes (CDR-SOB), and neuropsychological batteries are widely used for evaluating cognitiveExpand
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Safe and effective treatment of colorectal anastomotic stricture using a well-defined balloon dilation protocol.
PURPOSE To present a well-defined protocol for balloon dilation for colorectal anastomotic strictures and evaluate clinical efficacy of the dilation in 42 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS FromExpand
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Usefulness of a Guiding Sheath for Fluoroscopic Stent Placement in Patients with Malignant Gastroduodenal Obstruction
Background Self-expandable metallic stent placement is widely used to manage malignant gastroduodenal obstructions. However, there are difficulties in negotiating a guidewire (GW) and a stentExpand
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APOE and cortical superficial siderosis in CAA
Objective To assess potential mechanisms of cortical superficial siderosis (cSS), a central MRI biomarker in cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), we performed a collaborative meta-analysis of APOEExpand
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Hepatocellular Carcinoma Complicated by Gastroduodenal Obstruction: Palliative Treatment with Metallic Stent Placement
PurposeTo evaluate the clinical effectiveness of self-expandable metallic stents in seven patients with malignant gastroduodenal obstruction caused by inoperable hepatocellular carcinomaExpand
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Fluoroscopically guided balloon dilation or temporary stent placement for patients with gastric conduit strictures after esophagectomy with esophagogastrostomy.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical features of patients with gastric conduit strictures after esophagectomy and to report our initial experience in the management ofExpand
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