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MRI and autopsy evidence of early maldevelopment of cerebellar vermis and hemispheres in autism raise the question of how cerebellar maldevelopment contributes to the cognitive and social deficits characteristic of autism. Compared with normal controls, autistic patients and patients with acquired cerebellar lesions were similarly impaired in a task(More)
TOPIC A meta-analysis of TCF4 and PTPRG gene variants in Fuchs' corneal dystrophy (FCD). CLINICAL RELEVANCE To identify novel genetic markers in patients with FCD in different ethnic populations. METHODS MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for eligible genetic studies on TCF4 and PTPRG in FCD. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of each(More)
BACKGROUND A subset of patients receiving first-time permanent pacemakers (PPM) may also benefit from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) based on the presence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). Routine screening using pocket-sized echocardiography (PSE) may be useful in identifying such patients. OBJECTIVE To determine whether(More)
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