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BACKGROUND Vitamin K antagonists, the current standard treatment for prophylaxis against stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation, require regular monitoring and dose adjustment; an unmonitored, fixed-dose anticoagulant regimen would be preferable. The aim of this randomised, open-label non-inferiority trial was to compare the(More)
BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositivity may be associated with higher risk of local recurrence and poor survival in multiple malignancies. However, long-term disease control in HIV-positive patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) is not well described. The purpose of this study is to review the disease-related outcomes of HIV-positive(More)
A 21-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) had a unilateral congenital Horner's syndrome with resultant hypopigmentation of the affected iris. Lisch nodules, which are melanocytic hamartomas, were similar in number, size, and pigmentation in both eyes. The present findings suggest that the formation of Lisch nodules is not influenced by the(More)
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