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Postgastrectomy polyneuropathy with thiamine deficiency
OBJECTIVE Polyneuropathy has been reported after gastrectomy performed to treat various lesions. Although thiamine deficiency is a possible cause of this neuropathy, the pathogenesis still remains toExpand
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An axonal form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease showing distinctive features in association with mutations in the peripheral myelin protein zero gene (Thr124Met or Asp75Val)
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS Seven families were studied with an axonal form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) associated with mutations in the peripheral myelin protein zero (MPZ) gene—Thr124Met orExpand
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Spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates sensory neuronal involvement and clinical severity in neuronopathy associated with Sjögren's syndrome
OBJECTIVES To determine spinal cord MRI findings in neuronopathy associated with Sjögren's syndrome and their correlation with severity of sensory impairment. METHODS Clinical andExpand
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Diagnostic Implications of Elevated Levels of Smooth-Muscle Myosin Heavy-Chain Protein in Acute Aortic Dissection: The Smooth Muscle Myosin Heavy Chain Study
Aortic dissection is an uncommon acute disease associated with high mortality and morbidity (1, 2). Initial management has a critical effect on survival. While diagnosis and treatment of the diseaseExpand
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The echocardiographic determinants of functional mitral regurgitation differ in ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.
BACKGROUND Functional mitral regurgitation (MR) is one of the common and severe complications in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. The detailed mechanisms that cause functional MR remain to beExpand
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Delayed enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance as a novel technique to predict cardiac events in dilated cardiomyopathy patients.
PURPOSE Delayed enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance (DE-CMR) can detect cardiac scarring and has the potential to visualize the progression of myocardial remodeling. We determined whetherExpand
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Acute myocardial infarction caused by embolism of thrombus in the right coronary sinus of Valsalva: a case report and review of the literature.
A 56-year-old man presented with sustained chest pain. Coronary angiography revealed total occlusion of the distal right coronary artery and left anterior descending branch. Left ventriculographyExpand
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Pre-operative atrial fibrillation as the key determinant of outcome of mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation.
AIMS To examine the impact of pre-operative atrial fibrillation (AF) on the outcome of mitral valve repair (MVR) for degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS AND RESULTS Among 392 patientsExpand
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Effects of carvedilol on plasma levels of interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in nine patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.
OBJECTIVES Whether beta-blocker therapy changes the circulating levels of cytokines as congestive heart failure improves remains uncertain. METHODS Nine patients with idiopathic dilatedExpand
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Anti-GQ1b ganglioside antibody and ophthalmoplegia of undetermined cause
BACKGROUND/AIM Serum antibody against ganglioside GQ1b is reported to be closely associated with immune mediated ophthalmoplegia in the Fisher and Guillain-Barré syndromes. Its presence againstExpand
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