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Cases of primary spinal epidural Extra-osseous Ewing’s sarcoma (EES) are rarely seen and a good prognosis for EES cannot be expected since a high incidence of local recurrence and metastasis frequently occur. We present a case of cervical spinal epidural EES in a 7-year-old girl with long survival after tumour resection. She also received adjuvant treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE The TT virus (TTV) was detected for the first time by Nishizawa and Okamoto et al. in 1997 in the serum of a patient with post-transfusion hepatitis of unknown origin (non-A-non-G type). TTV was subsequently, also found in the serum of blood donors with no history of blood transfusion, although at a lower rate than among donors with a history of(More)
The aim of the present study was to elucidate the long-term effect of epalrestat, an aldose reductase inhibitor (ARI), on renal function in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus showing microalbuminuria. Patients were allocated to two groups (cases and controls) matched for age, BMI, and the extent of urinary albumin excretion (UAE). Thirty-five type 2(More)
14 natural dentitioned subjects with no signs of TMJ disorders, aged 19-58, were used in this study. They were divided into three groups according to their occlusal guidance. One is canine guidance group (CG group), the other is group function group (GF group), and the last is group having non-working side contacts (FB group). All subjects were asked to(More)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have been used in several clinical trials to slow a progressive decline in glomerular function in patients with diabetic nephropathy independent of their effects on blood pressure. The purpose of this study was to clarify the mechanisms(s) through which an ACE inhibitor, captopril, exerts its protective effect(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid storm is a condition in which multiple organ dysfunction results from failure of the compensatory mechanisms of the body owing to excessive thyroid hormone activity induced by some factors in patients with thyrotoxicosis. While diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an important trigger for thyroid storm, simultaneous development of DKA and(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus and hypertension are aggravated by activation of the renin-angiotensin system caused by increased oxygen stress and local inflammatory responses. Several studies have suggested that angiotensin II type 1 receptors can reduce inflammatory markers (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein [hs-CRP], interleukin [IL]-6, IL-18, soluble(More)
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