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We analyzed the serum concentrations of lipids and lipoproteins and the prevalence of other risk factors in a case-control study of 304 consecutive Chinese patients with acute stroke (classified as cerebral infarction, lacunar infarction, or intracerebral hemorrhage) and 304 age- and sex-matched controls. For all strokes we identified the following risk(More)
From 1965 to 1972, 19 patients with the Budd-Chiari syndrome were investigated. An underlying diagnosis was made in 10 cases, polycythemia rubra vera being the commonest etiology. Percutaneous liver biopsy confirmed the diagnosis in 18 patients, and in 14 the site of hepatic vein obstruction was defined or its presence suggested by hepatic venography.(More)
The accuracy of CT diagnosis of increased fat deposition in the liver was assessed in 11 alcoholic patients with suspected fatty liver. Single-energy CT attenuation values were compared with histological assessment of fatty liver and chemical analysis of liver triglyceride concentrations, obtained from liver biopsy specimens. Measured attenuation values(More)
The normal anatomy of the pancreas is demonstrated by computed tomography (CT) (EMI) in 50 patients with no known pancreatic disease and in 15 comparable postmortem studies. The problems of optimal demonstration of the pancreas in CT and the possible causes of misinterpretation of the pancreatic axial tomography are considered. The size of the normal(More)
In a series of patients suspected of having pancreatic disease both ultrasound and computerized tomography (CT) were performed. The diagnosis has been confirmed in 50 patients. Computerized tomography visualized the pancreas in all 50 (100%) whereas ultrasound was successful in 40 patients (80%). The ultrasound failures were due to bowel gas anterior to the(More)
Grey-scale ultrasound scanning (US), computed tomography (CT), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) were performed in a series of 50 patients with known or suspected pancreatic disease. The impact of the individual tests were assessed in the relevant clinical context. With a maximum of 100, the overall clinical impact score of ERCP (75)(More)