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In some patients, eosinophilic gastroenteritis(EG) occurs in those with food allergy. We experienced a non-atopic asthmatic who had an EG associated with food allergy to fish and eggs, and blood eosinophilia. A skin prick test and RAST to causative food allergens showed a negative result. A fiber-optic endoscopic biopsy from the gastric mucosa showed an(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcomes of medial branch block in facet joint pain for osteoporotic compression fracture and utilize multiple regression, the relationship between their impact on treatment outcome and other factor, such as the radiologic finding, clinical parameters was analyze. METHODS Fifty-three patients with axial back pain from(More)
A total of 140 weaning pigs ((Landrace×Yorkshire)×Duroc, BW = 6.47±0.86 kg) were used in a 5-wk growth trail to determine the effects of phytoncide supplementation on growth performance, nutrient apparent total tract digestibility (ATTD), blood profiles, diarrhea scores and fecal microflora shedding. Pigs were assigned randomly by BW into 5 treatments,(More)
To determine normal values for Doppler parameters of left ventricular function, ascending aortic blood flow velocity was measured by pulsed wave Doppler echocardiography in 63 healthy children with body surface area (BSA) < 1 m(2) (age < 10 yr). Peak velocity was independent of sex, but increased with body size. Mean acceleration was related to peak(More)
Blood-borne metastatic involvement of the stomach by cancer is a rare entity. According to the number of reports in the literature, the most common tumors that spread to the stomach through the blood stream are malignant melanoma, breast carcinoma and lung carcinoma. Recently, two cases of metastatic involvement of the stomach secondary to lung carcinoma(More)
Cardioprotective effect of remifentanil 2 2 Summary Remifentanil is a commonly used opioid in anesthesia with cardioprotective effect in ischemia-reperfused (I/R) heart. We evaluated the influence of remifentanil on myocardial infarct size and expressions of proteins involved in apoptosis in I/R rat heart following various time protocols of remifentanil(More)
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent risk factor for cardiac death. This study evaluates the prevalence and patterns of LVH in patients with predialysis chronic renal failure (CRF) and analyses the relationship between LVH and various predisposing factors. Sixty-two CRF patients were recruited from the renal clinic with serum creatinine over(More)
Increased production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) has been associated with increases in invasive and metastatic potential in many types of human carcinoma. Tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 inhibits most interstitial collagenases and MMP-9. TIMP-2 binds specifically and noncovalently to the pro-form of MMP-2 and inhibits its enzyme(More)
PURPOSE This study was aimed to evaluate the brain metabolism in patients with subcortical aphasia after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and the relationship between the severity of aphasia and regional brain metabolism, by using statistical mapping analysis of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-18 FDG PET) images. MATERIALS AND(More)