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The objectives of the study were to find the risk factors associated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) resistance and generate a prediction scoring system of IVIG resistance in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of KD patients between January 2006 and December 2014. Multivariate logistic regression was(More)
Obesity has become an increasingly serious health problem and popular research topic. It is associated with many diseases, especially cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related endothelial dysfunction. This study analyzed genes related to endothelial dysfunction and obesity and then summarized their most significant signaling pathways. Genes related to vascular(More)
BACKGROUND Kawasaki disease (KD) is an illness of unknown etiology that mostly occurs in children under 5 years of age and is the leading cause of acquired heart disease all over the world. Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) was one of the likely causative agents of KD. However, the etiologic effect of MP in KD has not been fully recognized. METHODS We(More)
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