Jill Morales Abrigo

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PURPOSE To document utility of shear-wave (SW) elastography for assessing liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B and to compare its performance with that of transient elastography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ethics committee approved the study, and informed consent was obtained. Patients with liver biopsy correlation (n = 226) and healthy patients (n = 171)(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the temporal lobes in patients previously treated for nasopharyngeal carcinoma to provide a better understanding of delayed radiation-induced injury in the brain unaffected by the underlying tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of the patient data was approved by the local ethics committee. Informed consent was waived.(More)
The aim of the study was to document MRI findings in masticator structures in patients with trismus developing after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). MRI neck examinations were reviewed in 35 patients with marked trismus, defined as an interincisal gap of 25 mm or less, post-radiotherapy for NPC. Patients with trismus before treatment,(More)
The aim of this study was to document the sites and MRI features of radiation-induced tumors (RITs) in the head and neck following treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The MRI examinations and clinical records of 20 patients with 21 RITs were reviewed retrospectively. RITs developed 3–30 years after radiotherapy and included eleven squamous cell(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Because abdominal ultrasonography cannot reliably quantify hepatic steatosis, accurate data on the incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are lacking. We aimed to study the population incidence of NAFLD with state-of-the-art non-invasive tests. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study. The intrahepatic triglyceride(More)
PURPOSE To document the MRI appearances of radiation-induced abnormalities in the cervical spine following treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS Patients with radiation-induced abnormalities in the upper cervical spine were identified from a retrospective analysis of reports from patients undergoing MRI follow-up. Imaging and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common chronic liver disease. Fatty pancreas has also been described but is difficult to assess. It is now possible to measure pancreatic and liver fat accurately with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We aimed to define the normal range of pancreatic fat and identify factors associated with fatty(More)
OBJECTIVE The caudate nucleus may be involved in the pathogenesis of the fatigue observed in neurological disorders. However, the significance of caudate lesions in poststroke fatigue (PSF) is unknown. This study examined the association between caudate infarcts and PSF. METHODS Five hundred Chinese patients with acute ischemic stroke admitted to the(More)
OBJECTIVE Understanding how symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) evolves with current medical therapy may inform secondary stroke prevention. METHODS In a prospective academic-initiated study, we recruited 50 patients (mean age = 63.4 ± 9.0 years) with acute strokes attributed to high-grade (≥70%) intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Poststroke fatigue (PSF) is a frequent and persistent problem in stroke survivors. The neuroanatomical model of PSF remains unclear. This study examined the association between PSF and cerebral microbleeds (CMBs). METHODS The sample comprised 199 patients with acute ischemic stroke. A psychiatrist who was blind to the subjects'(More)