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Polymorphisms in CYP2C9 and VKORC1 have been shown to be associated with warfarin dose requirements and could be used to predict warfarin dose. We conducted a prospective study in which warfarin dose was prescribed based on CYP2C9 and VKORC1 polymorphisms in 108 Han-Chinese patients without prior warfarin treatments. Using the genotype-based dosing, 83% of(More)
Wilson's disease is a multisystem disorder. Heart involvement in Wilson's disease, however, has rarely been recognized. A prospective study was undertaken of 53 consecutive patients (28 men and 25 women, mean age of 21.4 years) with Wilson's disease. Electrocardiographic abnormalities occurred in 18 of 53 patients (34 percent), including left ventricular(More)
INTRODUCTION Differences in systolic blood pressure reading between arms are common but could signal trouble if the discrepancy is significant. Early detection of aortic dissection could invariably determine patient's survivability. Hence, a high index of suspicion with prompt diagnostic imaging is vital for accurate diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION A(More)
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