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CONTEXT Denosumab 60 mg sc injection every 6 months for 36 months was well tolerated and effective in reducing the incidence of vertebral, nonvertebral, and hip fracture in predominantly Caucasian postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. OBJECTIVE The objective of this phase 3 fracture study was to examine the antifracture efficacy and safety of denosumab(More)
PURPOSE We attempted to obtain postmortem computed tomographic (PMCT) images of the lung in cases of non-traumatic death and describe the results to distinguish usual postmortem findings from those of specific thoracic causes of death. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our subjects were a total of 150 consecutive non-traumatic cases with cardiopulmonary arrest on(More)
AIM Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) placement is a useful but invasive method. Recently, the hemodynamic change of ultrathin transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy (transnasal EGD) was reported as less than that of conventional transoral EGD (transoral EGD). This study compared hemodynamic changes between transnasal EGD and transoral EGD in the(More)
The aim of this study was to review the efficacy of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography (CH-EUS) in diagnosing gallbladder (GB)-protruded lesions. Thirty-eight patients underwent CH-EUS for the diagnosis of GB-protruded lesions. Twenty-four patients whose major axes of their largest lesions were longer than 10 mm were recruited. The(More)
INTRODUCTION A prior study with 22-gauge needles recommended more than seven needle passes for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNA) of solid pancreatic lesions (SPL) without onsite cytopathology for optimal acquisition of cytopathological diagnosis. The feasibility of this recommendation should be re-evaluated considering the(More)
PURPOSE To delineate cardiac structures on postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) and quantitatively to prove dilatation of the heart after death. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our subjects were 50 PMCT of non-traumatic deaths and 50 CT of living persons (live CT). We measured maximal and minimal diameters of the superior vena cava (SVC) at three levels (upper,(More)
Five patients who had delayed stroke after cardiac surgery underwent intraarterial administration of a fibrinolytic agent for thromboembolism (n = 4) or thrombosis (n = 1) of the cerebral artery. Complete recanalization of the occluded artery was obtained in 3 patients and partial recanalization in 2. Additional angioplasty for basilar artery stenosis was(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between gastrointestinal (GI) distension and hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) on postmortem computed tomography (PMCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Our subjects were 190 PMCT obtained within two hours of non-traumatic death [175 patients underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and 15(More)
OBJECTIVES Contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography (CEH-EUS) has been used to diagnose solid pancreatic lesions (SPLs). The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of CEH-EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (CEH-EUS-FNA) compared with that of conventional EUS-FNA for the diagnosis of SPLs. METHODS Forty patients with solid pancreatic(More)
We describe a case of gastric aberrant pancreas with acute pancreatitis followed up with subsequent endoscopic ultrasound. A 20-year-old woman known to have aberrant pancreas in the stomach was admitted to our hospital because of severe epigastralgia. Laboratory tests showed slight C reactive protein elevation without hyperamylasemia.(More)