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Neutralizing anti-interferon-γ autoantibody (nAIGA)-associated immunodeficiency is an emerging medical issue worldwide. In the present study, we describe and discuss the clinical features and outcomes of patients with nAIGAs and disseminated infections by nontuberculous mycobacteria (dNTM).We thoroughly reviewed the medical records of all patients.(More)
BACKGROUND In the Taiwanese military, flatfoot is indicated by a calcaneal-fifth metatarsal angle (arch angle) ≥165°. However, the arch angle is not always easily defined. PURPOSE To assess correlations between the arch angle and other radiographic measures and thus identify an alternative radiographic measure for diagnosing flatfoot. MATERIAL AND(More)
This study investigated the liver-protective effects of allicin, an active compound in fresh garlic, against alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) and liver inflammation. Its effects were investigated in an AFLD model in male C57BL/6 mice, which were fed Lieber-DeCarli liquid diet containing ethanol. Allicin (5 and 20 mg/kg bw/day) was orally administered(More)
To cite: Chen Y-T, Wu W-K, Hsu Y-H. Thorax Published Online First: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015206806 CASE PRESENTATION A 51-year-old woman who was a smoker presented to our emergency department with acute respiratory distress. Two months previously she had developed dyspnoea aggravated by exertion and a dry cough. Orthopnoea,(More)
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