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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although sleep apnea (SA) is a risk factor for ischemic stroke and an important prognosticator in affected patients, the exact pathophysiological link between SA and stroke remains to be established. We investigated whether levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen are increased in patients with acute stroke and SA compared(More)
Spontaneous remission of cancer (SR) is defined as a complete or partial, temporary or permanent disappearance of all or at least some relevant parameters of a soundly diagnosed malignant disease without any medical treatment or with treatment that is considered inadequate to produce the resulting regression. We report the case of a 61-year-old man who(More)
BACKGROUND To minimize the risk of progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML), treatment with natalizumab is often stopped after 2 years, but evidence upon rebound of disease activity is limited and controversial. OBJECTIVE To evaluate effects of natalizumab discontinuation on clinical disease activity within twelve months after cessation. METHODS(More)
Autonomic response indexes of experimental amnesia have recently been found to have higher electroconvulsive shock (ECS) intensity thresholds and steeper retrograde gradients than have traditional somatic indexes. The present studies examined the hypothesis that recovery from somatically indexed experimental amnesia depends upon the existence of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this pilot study was to investigate an association between laryngopharyngeal reflux detected by combined multiple intraluminal impedance and pH monitoring and Helicobacter pylori in adenoid hyperplasia detected with real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). METHODS The study group consisted of 30 children (median age 5.34 years)(More)
BACKGROUND The first ever diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) requires consideration of both diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis. Clinicians are particularly challenged by rare conditions which may mimic MS symptoms and relapses. CASE REPORT We report the case of a young female patient who presented with relapsing left hemispheric symptoms(More)
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