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The origin of chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) and the pathogenesis of subdural hygroma (SDG) are still controversial issues. These issues and relationships between these traumatic subdural lesions are discussed. The origin of CSDH is usually a SDG, although a few cases are caused by acute subdural haematomas (ASDH). Subdural hygroma is produced by(More)
BACKGROUND This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the effect of antioxidant supplements on the primary and secondary prevention of cancer as reported by randomized controlled trials. METHODS We searched Medline (PubMed), Excerpta Medica database, and the Cochrane Review in October 2007. RESULTS Among 3327 articles searched, 31 articles on 22 randomized(More)
We present a series of 61 traumatic subdural hygromas, and discuss the pathogenic mechanisms and natural history of this condition. It commonly occurred in patients over 50 years of age and before 5 years of age. Fifty-two cases (85.2%) were diagnosed 3 days after head injury. Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) on admission was 3-8 in 24 (39.3%), 9-12 in 15 (24.6%)(More)
We reviewed serial computed tomographic (CT) scans of 58 patients with traumatic subdural hygroma (SDG) to investigate its natural history. All were re-evaluated with a special reference to the size and density of SDG. Thirty-four patients (58.6%) were managed conservatively and 24 patients (41.4%) underwent surgery. The lesion was described as remained,(More)
We report a series of 10 patients who had a rapid expansion of a hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (HICH). It occurred in approximately 3% of 320 patients who sought treatment for HICH during the past 2 years. The site of hemorrhage was the putamen in 6 patients and the thalamus in 4 patients. Neurological deterioration occurred in a mean time of 40(More)
A patient with biopsy-proven lymphomatoid granulomatosis of the brain as the sole manifestation of the disease is described. During 14 months of follow-up since surgical excision of the cerebral mass, no evidence of recurrent brain involvement or of extracranial lesions has been found. This case is unusual in the confinement of the disease to the central(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Deterioration of renal function in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a predictor for in-hospital mortality; however, the clinical significance of renal dysfunction during bacterial infection other than SBP is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and clinical significance of renal(More)
The sequential change in density (attenuation coefficient) of subdural hematomas (SDHs) in computed tomography (CT) is important in understanding the pathogenesis and evolution of SDHs. We retrospectively investigated the age of SDHs by CT in 446 cases. We included 30 cases of chronic SDHs, in whom the density was directly measured in the CT. The density of(More)
Colonic necrosis is known as a rare complication following the administration of Kayexalate (sodium polystryrene sulfonate) in sorbitol. We report a rare case of colonic mucosal necrosis following Kalimate (calcium polystryrene sulfonate), an analogue of Kayexalate without sorbitol in a 34-yr-old man. He had a history of hypertension and uremia. During the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study investigated the antiviral effects of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) monotherapy in nucleos(t)ide analogue (NA)-naive and NA-experienced chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. METHODS CHB patients treated with TDF monotherapy (300 mg/day) for ≥12 weeks between December 2012 and July 2014 at a single center were retrospectively(More)