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Work-related Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Surgeons
Introduction Surgeons are a unique group of healthcare professionals who are at risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal symptoms (WMS). The diversity of operating skills for laparoscopic andExpand
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Irradiation-induced extracranial carotid stenosis in patients with head and neck malignancies.
BACKGROUND Carotid stenosis is a recognized complication of external irradiation to the head and neck for malignancy. This study aim to investigate the pattern and prevalence of radiation inducedExpand
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Multi-country study on the prevalence and clinical features of peripheral arterial disease in Asian type 2 diabetes patients at high risk of atherosclerosis.
OBJECTIVE PAD-SEARCH was the first international study to investigate the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in Asian type 2 diabetic patients and to demonstrate the relationshipsExpand
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Carotid stenosis after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and risk factors for radiation-induced carotid stenosis in patients with malignant neoplasms of the head and neck. DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional screeningExpand
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Prevalence of significant carotid stenosis in Chinese patients with peripheral and coronary artery disease.
BACKGROUND The prevalence of extracranial carotid stenosis in the Chinese population is not known. This study aims to investigate and compare carotid disease in several groups of high-risk patients.Expand
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Prevalence of extracranial carotid and vertebral artery disease in Chinese patients with coronary artery disease.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Chinese have been reported to have an extremely low prevalence rate of carotid and vertebral artery disease in comparison with whites. Previous studies, however, have beenExpand
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Postoperative radiotherapy for carcinoma of the esophagus: a prospective, randomized controlled study.
METHODS A prospective, randomized controlled study of radiotherapy after resection of esophageal carcinoma was carried out in 130 patients. Patients were stratified according to whether the resectionExpand
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Aortic Aneurysm Morphology in Asians: Features Affecting Stent-Graft Application and Design
Purpose: To determine the morphological features of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in an Asian cohort in order to identify unique features relevant to stent-graft planning and application. Methods:Expand
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Lipoprotein (a) and its relationship to risk factors and severity of atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease.
OBJECTIVES To determine the significance of Lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)) as a risk factor for atherosclerotic lower limb peripheral vascular disease (PVD), and its relationship to other demographic andExpand
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Predictors of Recanalization for Incompetent Great Saphenous Veins Treated with Cyanoacrylate Glue.
PURPOSE To determine predictors of recanalization in patients treated with endovenous cyanoacrylate. METHODS Follow-up by serial clinical and duplex examinations was performed at 1 week, 1 month, 6Expand
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