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BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis (SSc), or scleroderma, is a severe connective tissue disease. Although musculoskeletal involvement is frequent and causes significant functional disability in patients with SSc, articular cartilage thickness has not been previously investigated. The aim of this study was to compare the femoral cartilage thickness (FCT) in(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the majority of biopsies is adequate for a cytological diagnosis, 5-20 % will be insufficient or nondiagnostic. Patients with nondiagnostic FNABs (ND-FNAB) may be further managed by continued observation, repeated FNAB, or thyroidectomy. The aim of this study was to determine the risk of malignancy in ND-FNAB, and to determine if there(More)
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