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OBJECTIVE To investigate the characteristics of blood lipids, insulin metabolism, and paraoxonase-2-311 (PON2-311) polymorphism among patients with Alzheimer's disease with different types of dementia. METHODS A total of 84 patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, and(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate magnetic resonance (MR) imaging including dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging in the differentiation of benign from malignant orbital masses and to evaluate which MR imaging features are most predictive of malignant tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the institutional review board and signed informed(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the hypothesis that fat tissue accumulation adjacent to the upper airway contributes to a predisposition to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), irrespective of body mass index (BMI), as well as investigate the effect of the volume of fat tissue on pharyngeal mechanical loads. METHODS Fourteen subjects and 14 controls were enrolled in(More)
PURPOSE To identify the causative mutation with its possible origin in a Chinese family with congenital fibrosis of extraocular muscles type 1 (CFEOM1) and to characterize the ocular phenotypes and lesions in the corresponding intracranial nerves. METHODS Three affected siblings and their asymptomatic parents underwent comprehensive ophthalmic(More)
OBJECTIVE It is important to distinguish between orbital cavernous haemangioma and schwannoma because the treatments of choice for the two tumours are different. The aim was to evaluate MR imaging findings distinguishing the two tumours. METHODS Magnetic resonance imaging including T1- and T2-weighted imaging and contrast-enhanced MR imaging was performed(More)
Longitudinal studies have shown that brain white matter lesions are strong predictors of the conversion of unilateral optic neuritis to multiple sclerosis (MS) in Caucasian populations. Consequently brain MRI criteria have been developed to improve the prediction of the development of clinically definite multiple sclerosis (CDMS). In Asian populations,(More)
PURPOSE To study the characteristics of orbital cyst associated with microphthalmos in a group of Chinese patients, and to analyze the relationship between orbital cyst and orbital volume. DESIGN Cross-sectional comparative study. PARTICIPANTS 120 patients who were diagnosed as unilateral clinical blind microphthalmos, in which 20 patients had orbital(More)
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