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This was a double-blind clinical trial designed to assess the efficacy and safety of the cinnarizine (CIN) in patients with migraine who were refractory to propranolol and tricyclic antidepressants in comparison with sodium valproate (SV) to investigate whether CIN could be at least as effective as SV. A total of 125 patients were treated in a treatment(More)
New-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT) is an important complication after solid organ transplantation. NODAT is a polygenic disease and KCNJ11 E23K polymorphism is considered as a diabetes-susceptibility gene. The present study aimed to assess the association between KCNJ11 (rs5219) variants and the risk of developing NODAT after liver(More)
We describe a case of Nocardia nova septic arthritis following a total knee replacement. A 55-year-old obese woman was admitted to hospital 5 months after knee surgery with a 3-week history of pain, swelling, and restricted mobility in her left knee but no preceding trauma/injury. 30 ml of cloudy joint fluid was aspirated and an arthroscopic examination(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is defined as two or more miscarriages before the 20(th) week of gestation and its etiology is unknown in 50% of the cases. Interleukin 6 is an immune mediator, plays a regulatory role in embryo implantation and placental development. OBJECTIVE The purpose was to assess the association between IL-6 -634C/G(More)
The major advantage of hip resurfacing is the decreased amount of bone resection compared with a standard total hip replacement. Fracture of the femoral neck is the most common early complication and poor bone quality is a major risk factor. We undertook a prospective consecutive case control study examining the effect of bone mineral density changes in(More)
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