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BACKGROUND The prevalence of extracranial carotid stenosis in the Chinese population is not known. This study aims to investigate and compare carotid disease in several groups of high-risk patients. METHOD Routine screening carotid duplex scans were performed on high-risk Chinese patients without cerebrovascular symptoms. These consisted of 249 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid stenosis is a recognized complication of external irradiation to the head and neck for malignancy. This study aim to investigate the pattern and prevalence of radiation induced carotid disease, and to identify risk factors associated with significant stenosis. METHODS In a comparative cross-sectional study, carotid arteries color flow(More)
Dyslipidemia may contribute to atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients. While hypertriglyceridemia is relatively common in this population, hypercholesterolemia is not. Since abnormalities in various plasma cholesterol fractions and lipoproteins have been associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in the nonuremic population, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM In this study, we compared the efficacy of triple therapy (interferon alfa, ribavirin, and amantadine) with standard therapy (interferon alfa and ribavirin) in treatment naïve patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). METHODS In this prospective, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, multicentre study, 85 patients(More)
Screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis using color flow duplex scan was performed on 186 Chinese patients with peripheral vascular disease. They consist of 121 male and 65 females, with a mean age of 70.6 years. A carotid bruit was present in 43 (23.1%) of the patients. Internal carotid artery stenosis of 70% or greater was detected in 46(More)
To define the role of air plethysmography (APG) in the clinical diagnosis and quantitative assessment of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), APG studies were performed on 582 limbs in 291 patients with signs and symptoms of CVI. One hundred and thirty-one limbs were classified into group I (no evidence of CVI), 291 into group II (mild CVI), and 160 into(More)
The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate the clinical efficacy of Daflon therapy in patients with mild to moderate chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) (clinical class 1-4) and to assess the changes in venous hemodynamics by using air plethysmography (APG). Fifty-six limbs in 28 patients were studied. They all had primary venous insufficiency(More)
A 42-year-old woman presented with intermittent hemiparesis mimicking a reversible ischemic neurologic deficit. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a compression of the left side of the midbrain by a quadrigeminal arachnoid cyst without hydrocephalus. After the cystic wall was widely excised under operating microscope, the patient made a good(More)
Background and aim: In this study, we compared the efficacy of triple therapy (interferon alfa, ribavirin, and amantadine) with standard therapy (interferon alfa and ribavirin) in treatment naı̈ve patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Methods: In this prospective, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, multicentre study, 85 patients(More)
Objective: To investigate whether neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in peripheral blood can be an independent prognostic factor in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Methods: Clinical data of 97 HNSCC patients who received surgical treatment in our department between January 2008 and January 2012 were analyzed retrospectively.(More)
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