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CD13/aminopeptidase N in collagen vascular diseases
To determine the significance of CD13/aminopeptidase N in collagen vascular diseases (CVD), we examined its activity and expression in sera and disease sites of patients with CVD. SignificantlyExpand
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Secondary metabolite profiles and antifungal drug susceptibility of Aspergillus fumigatus and closely related species, Aspergillus lentulus, Aspergillus udagawae, and Aspergillus viridinutans.
The incidence of Aspergillus infection has been increasing in the past few years. Also, new Aspergillus fumigatus-related species, namely Aspergillus lentulus, Aspergillus udagawae, and AspergillusExpand
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Comparison of short-term mortality and morbidity between parenteral and enteral nutrition for adults without cancer: a propensity-matched analysis using a national inpatient database.
BACKGROUND Proper artificial nutrition for patients who are unable to eat normally is an ongoing, unresolved concern in geriatric medicine and home medical care. Controversy surrounds prognosticExpand
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Analysis of the Runx2 promoter in osseous and non-osseous cells and identification of HIF2A as a potent transcription activator.
Little is known about the upstream regulator of Runx2, a master regulator of osteoblast differentiation in bone tissues. To elucidate the molecular mechanism of Runx2 gene expression, we analyzedExpand
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Defensins- and cathepsin G-ANCA in systemic lupus erythematosus
In this study, we examined the content of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) against defensins and cathepsin G in sera from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and theirExpand
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Increased macrophage inflammatory protein‐1α and ‐1β in BAL fluid of bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
Objective:  CC chemokines are mainly chemotactic for monocytes and lymphocytes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the involvement of the CC chemokines, macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)‐1αExpand
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Hypnotics and the Occurrence of Bone Fractures in Hospitalized Dementia Patients: A Matched Case-Control Study Using a National Inpatient Database
Background Preventing falls and bone fractures in hospital care is an important issue in geriatric medicine. Use of hypnotics is a potential risk factor for falls and bone fractures in olderExpand
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Exosomal MicroRNA Expression Profiling in Patients with Lung Adenocarcinoma-associated Malignant Pleural Effusion
Background/Aim: Cytological analysis for diagnosing malignant pleural effusion associated with lung adenocarcinoma (Ad-MPE) shows limited sensitivity and novel diagnostic biomarkers are needed. TheExpand
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Goodpasture's disease in a patient with advanced lung cancer treated with nivolumab: An autopsy case report.
Nivolumab, an anti-programmed death-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI), is now widely used to treat numerous cancers. Although most adverse effects related to ICIs are controllable, fulminantExpand
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A large functioning parathyroid cyst in a patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1.
A 62-year-old woman presented with a mass on the left side of the neck. Biochemical testing revealed primary hyperparathyroidism. Further, a prolactinoma was detected, and the patient's son andExpand
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