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Identification of RNF213 as a Susceptibility Gene for Moyamoya Disease and Its Possible Role in Vascular Development
Background Moyamoya disease is an idiopathic vascular disorder of intracranial arteries. Its susceptibility locus has been mapped to 17q25.3 in Japanese families, but the susceptibility gene isExpand
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Surgical treatment of symptomatic Rathke cleft cysts: clinical features and results with special attention to recurrence.
OBJECT Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs) are rarely symptomatic. The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinical, neuroimaging, surgical, and pathological features of symptomatic RCCs with specialExpand
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The Melatonin MT1 Receptor Axis Modulates Mutant Huntingtin-Mediated Toxicity
Melatonin mediates neuroprotection in several experimental models of neurodegeneration. It is not yet known, however, whether melatonin provides neuroprotection in genetic models of Huntington'sExpand
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Moyamoya Disease: Treatment and Outcomes
Although the pathogenesis of moyamoya disease (MMD) has not been fully elucidated, the effectiveness of surgical revascularization in preventing stroke has been addressed by many studies. The mainExpand
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Full-length huntingtin levels modulate body weight by influencing insulin-like growth factor 1 expression.
Levels of full-length huntingtin (FL htt) influence organ and body weight, independent of polyglutamine length. The growth hormone-insulin like growth factor-1 (GH-IGF-1) axis is well established asExpand
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Germinomas in the basal ganglia: magnetic resonance imaging classification and the prognosis
Germinoma in the basal ganglia (BG) is notorious for its diagnostic difficulty. Clinical and radiological features of this disease are quite diverse, but have not been well characterized with respectExpand
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Clinical course of untreated cerebral cavernous malformations: a meta-analysis of individual patient data
Summary Background Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) can cause symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage (ICH), but the estimated risks are imprecise and predictors remain uncertain. We aimed toExpand
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Plasma matrix metalloproteinases, cytokines and angiogenic factors in moyamoya disease
Objective To document the expression patterns of various matrixins, cytokines and angiogenic factors in plasma to assess their involvement in the pathogenesis of moyamoya disease (MMD). Methods ThisExpand
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Prostate stem cell antigen mRNA in peripheral blood as a potential predictor of biochemical recurrence in high‐risk prostate cancer
To determine whether the presence of prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) mRNA in peripheral blood can predict biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy in patients with high‐riskExpand
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Ultrasound-guided Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block in Meralgia Paresthetica
Meralgia paresthetica is a rarely encountered sensory mononeuropathy characterized by paresthesia, pain or sensory impairment along the distribution of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN)Expand
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