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Cancer related stroke may have different phenotypes from non-cancer stroke, especially in terms of stroke progression and recurrence. We performed a case-control study to identify their incidences and risk factors in cancer related stroke. Between January 2001 and December 2009, we conducted a retrospective review of acute ischemic stroke patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION The split-hand phenomenon refers to preferential wasting of the thenar muscles with relative sparing of the hypothenar muscles in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS We compared the split-hand index (SI) calculated from the compound muscle action potential (CMAP; SICMAP ) with that calculated from the motor unit number index (MUNIX;(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an antibody-mediated autoimmune disease characterized by exertional weakness. There is no biomarker to reflect disease activity and guide treatment decision. Here, we reported a pilot blood transcriptome study using RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) that identified differences of 5 samples in active status and 5 in remission from 8(More)
Dear Editor, Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic immune-mediated liver disorder with unknown etiology that is characterized by seropositivity for autoantibodies and responsiveness to im-munosuppressive treatment. 1 AIH is frequently associated with other autoimmune diseases, 2 and there have been rare reports of associated peripheral neuropathies. A(More)
The existence of Toxocara canis-specific antibodies has recently been reported in patients with atopic myelitis. Here, we report the case of a 35-year-old male patient admitted with a chief complaint of right lower limb hypoesthesia lasting for a month. The patient was diagnosed with eosinophilic pneumonia 3 months ago, and a spine MRI revealed the presence(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Evaluating respiratory function is important in neuromuscular diseases. This study explored the reference ranges of the maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), and sniff nasal inspiratory pressure (SNIP) in healthy adults, and applied them to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. METHODS MIP,(More)
Dear Editor, Multiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL), also called Madelung's disease, is a rare disease characterized by the growth of nonencapsulated masses of adipose tissue. 1 The disease causes not only cosmetic issues but also various clinical problems depending on the location and extent of the lesion, 2 with neuromuscular manifestations such as(More)
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