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Serum dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBH) activity was studied in 125 psychiatric patients and 73 normal controls. Serum DBH activity in schizophrenic, bipolar manic, and neurotic depressive patients was not significantly different from that in controls. Although serum DBH activity in unipolar and bipolar depressed patients was also not significantly different(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective study aimed to characterize and analyze the outcome of therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs) in children and adolescents. METHODS The medical records of 16 patients under 21 years of age at the time of t-MN diagnosis were reviewed. RESULTS The median patient age was 11.5 years (range, 1.6-20.4 yr). Twelve patients had(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) has been known to greatly influence the survival rate of patients with liver cirrhosis. However, the factors that affect the survival rate in patients with SBP need to be clarified. METHODS This study enrolled 95 liver cirrhosis patients diagnosed with SBP. The laboratory findings of their serum and(More)
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