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Risk factors for an acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
BackgroundAcute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are major causes of morbidity and mortality among patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, acute exacerbations remainExpand
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Total thyroidectomy versus thyroid lobectomy for papillary thyroid cancer: Comparative analysis after propensity score matching: A multicenter study.
BACKGROUND In patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the role of total thyroidectomy (TT) versus that of thyroid lobectomy (TL) has been controversial. METHODS This retrospective studyExpand
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Whole‐slide imaging at primary pathological diagnosis: Validation of whole‐slide imaging‐based primary pathological diagnosis at twelve Japanese academic institutes
Several reports have demonstrated the use of whole‐slide imaging (WSI) for primary pathological diagnosis, but no such studies have been published from Asia. We retrospectively collected 1070 WSIExpand
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Salivary gland ultrasonography as a primary imaging tool for predicting efficacy of xerostomia treatment in patients with Sjögren's syndrome.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate ultrasonography (US) grading of salivary gland disease as a predictor of treatment efficacy for impaired salivary function in xerostomia patients with or without Sjögren'sExpand
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Antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis with hypocomplementemia has a higher incidence of serious organ damage and a poor prognosis
Abstract A relationship between antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) and complement has been shown, and complement has an important role in the pathogenesis ofExpand
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Soluble α-klotho is a potential biomarker associated with neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus.
A reduced level of the single-pass transmembrane protein α-Klotho is known to be associated with neuronal damage. We investigated whether α-Klotho in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) could be a candidateExpand
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National survey of de novo malignancy after solid organ transplantation in Japan
PurposeIn Japan, there have been no national surveys on the incidence of de novo malignancy after solid organ transplantation, which is one of the leading causes of death in transplantExpand
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Frequency of cerebral infarction after pulmonary resection: a multicenter, retrospective study in Japan
Cerebral infarction is a relatively rare complication of thoracic surgery, generally related to risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and a history of vascular diseases includingExpand
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Fewer subsequent relapses and lower levels of IL-17 in Takayasu arteritis developed after the age of 40 years
BackgroundThe clinical characteristics of Takayasu arteritis (TAK) developing in individuals older than 40 years (TAK >40) are little-known.MethodWe retrospectively analyzed 43 patients with TAKExpand
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Clinical impacts of additive use of olmesartan in hypertensive patients with chronic heart failure: the supplemental benefit of an angiotensin receptor blocker in hypertensive patients with stable
We examined whether an additive treatment with an angiotensin receptor blocker, olmesartan, reduces the mortality and morbidity in hypertensive patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) treated withExpand
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