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Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is a newly developed magnetic resonance (MR) protocol. Recent studies have found that SWI may be useful in the field of cerebrovascular diseases, especially for detecting the presence of prominent veins, microbleeds and the susceptibility vessel sign (SVS). Some authors have even suggested that SWI can be used to(More)
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a highly specialized thermogenic tissue and has profound effects on body weight, energy balance, and glucose metabolism. Body temperature regulation depends on the integrated activities of the autonomic nervous system, which is centered predominantly in the hypothalamus. The purpose of this study was to explore the interaction(More)
BACKGROUND there are several variants of Wallenberg's syndrome. Wallenberg's syndrome with proximal quadriparesis has not been reported before. CASE SUMMARY we report a 25-year-old woman presenting with sudden onset of vertigo, hoarseness, dysphagia, right facial numbness, and proximal quadriparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed right(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired idiopathic generalized anhidrosis (AIGA) is a rarely encountered clinical syndrome. Sixty-five cases have been reported and 62 of them are Japanese. AIGA was further classified into 3 subgroups with idiopathic pure sudomotor failure being the most common. However, it is burdensome to diagnose AIGA and identify its subgroups. Some of the(More)
AIMS While the features of rapid-eye-movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) have been reported in Caucasian patients, the characteristics of Chinese-Taiwanese patients with RBD have never been examined. METHODS Subjects were retrospectively recruited between April 2005 and February 2008 from the neurological clinic and sleep laboratory in the Department(More)
The current staging system for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is inadequate for predicting outcome. Risk score, a linear combination of the values for the expression of each gene multiplied by a weighting value which was estimated from univariate Cox proportional hazard regression, can be useful. The aim of this study is to analyze survival-related(More)
Although carbuncles are commonly seen and may heal on their own or respond well to treatment, in rare conditions, bacteria from carbuncles can spread into the bloodstream and migrate to other areas of the body. Herein, we report on an elderly female who suffered from forehead carbuncle with intractable headache, later confirmed as having subgaleal abscess.(More)
Both diffuse axonal injury (DAI) and fat embolism syndrome could be the cause of altered consciousness in patients who suffered from traffic accident. In some situations, distinguishing DAI from fat embolism syndrome may be difficult because routine brain imaging could not detect the lesions. Susceptibility weighted imaging is sensitive to detect petechial(More)
Nonepileptic seizures are sudden changes in behavior that resemble epileptic seizures but are not associated with the typical neurophysiological changes that characterize epileptic seizures. Cardiovascular disorders may cause loss of consciousness complicated by abnormal movements due to generalized cerebral hypoxia, leading to the initial impression of(More)
OBJECTIVE Decompressive craniectomy reduces fatality in patients with space-occupying infarctions. However, mortality remains high. We aimed to identify predictors of in-hospital mortality and outcomes in a cohort of patients with large hemispheric stroke receiving decompressive craniectomy. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all patients diagnosed with(More)