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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is an acute infectious disease of the respiratory system. Although a novel coronavirus has been identified as the causative agent of SARS, the pathogenic mechanisms of SARS are not understood. In this study, sera were collected from healthy donors, patients with SARS, patients with severe SARS, and patients with SARS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of the clinical use of CT perfusion imaging (CTPI) and CT subtraction angiography (CTSA) for diagnosing acute ischemic cerebrovascular disease (AICVD). METHODS Twenty-four patients with AICVD onset within 24 hours were examined with regular CT, CTPI, and CTSA. Some cases received CTPI, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),(More)
BACKGROUND D-dimer testing has been widely used in the exclusion of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but its clinical usefulness is limited in older patients because of a lower specificity. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic performance of STA-Liatest D-dimer assay and validate the age-adjusted cut-off value in Chinese outpatients with suspected VTE in a(More)
Whether cerebral autosomal-dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a risk factor for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and influences outcomes remains unclear. In this study, we report two cases of CADASIL presenting with cerebral hemorrhages. These cases suggest that a CADASIL vasculopathy by itself(More)
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