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BACKGROUND/AIMS Metformin use has been associated with decreased colorectal cancer risk and mortality among diabetic patients. Recent research suggests that metformin use may decrease the incidence of colorectal adenomas in diabetic patients with previous colorectal cancer. This study aimed to assess the clinical effect of metformin use on the development(More)
RATIONALE Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is caused by alterations in expression of proteins involved in multiple pathways, including matrix deposition, inflammation, injury, and repair. OBJECTIVES To understand the pathogenic changes in lung protein expression in IPF and to evaluate apolipoprotein (Apo) A-I as a candidate therapeutic molecule. (More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of cranial and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (DI) can be clinically challenging. The application of molecular genetic analysis can help in resolving diagnostic difficulties. CASE A 3 month-old boy presented with recurrent polyuria was admitted to Intensive Care Unit and was treated as DI. The patient also had a strong family(More)
A wide range of phenotypes have been reported in autosomal recessive (AR) Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) patients carrying mutations in the ganglioside-induced differentiation-associated protein 1 (GDAP1) gene, such as axonal, demyelinating, and intermediate forms of AR CMT. There have been very few reports of GDAP1 mutations in autosomal dominant (AD)(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of Kawasaki disease (KD) is based on clinical data and non-pathognomonic symptoms. As no specific diagnostic test for KD exists, BNP or NT-pro-BNP might be of importance in identifying KD. We compared serum hs-CRP and NT-pro-BNP level in the acute phase of 59 KD patients and evaluated the diagnostic performance of these laboratory(More)