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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence and clinical features of myasthenia gravis (MG) patients with and without autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1999 and 2009, we reviewed a total of 1482 patients with MG. On the basis of thyroid evaluations, as well as neurological, clinical, and serological(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Transarterial balloon embolization used to be the preferred method for treating DCCFs; however, a strayed, overinflated, or migrated balloon may lead to oculomotor palsy. This investigation compared the use of detachable balloons and GDCs, which were previously used only in cases of balloon-technique failure and are now increasingly(More)
Increased activity of the histaminergic neurons of the posterior hypothalamus has been implicated in the facilitation of behavioral wakefulness. Recent evidence of reciprocal projections between the sleep-active neurons of the preoptic/anterior hypothalamus and the histaminergic neurons of the tuberomammillary nucleus suggests that histaminergic innervation(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Pentobarbital and ketamine are commonly used in animal experiments, including studies on the effects of ageing on the central nervous system. The electroencephalogram is a sensitive measure of brain activity. The present study investigated, under anaesthesia induced by the two drugs, whether cortical electroencephalogram in aged(More)
Nerve growth factor (NGF) was injected intraventricularly into aged (24 months) rats with unilateral fimbria transection. Controls received intraventricular injections of cytochrome c. A quantitative analysis of acetylcholinesterase (AChE)-positive fibers was used to evaluate whether the NGF treatment can stimulate regeneration and reinnervation of the(More)
The objective of this paper is to investigate the mesothelin expression level to the clinicopathological features, chemoresponse, and to the outcome of patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC). Mesothelin mRNA was detected by real-time quantitative reverse-transcription PCR in 139 EOC patients. Clinical characteristics, histopathological items,(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a serious progressive and irreversible lung disease with unknown etiology and few treatment options. This disease was once thought to be a chronic inflammatory-driven process, but it is increasingly recognized that the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) contributes to the cellular origin of fibroblast accumulation(More)
The conformation and diffusion of a single DNA molecule confined between two parallel plates are examined using both single molecule experiments and Brownian dynamics simulations accounting for hydrodynamic interactions. The degree of chain stretching and the diffusivity are characterized as a function of the chain confinement and the channel geometry. Good(More)
The Characteristics of Lip-mouth region including the soft and hard tissues in smiling position with frontal fixed position photographic computered analysis was studied. The examples were 80 adults (40 males and 40 females) with acceptable faces and individual normal occlusions. The age was between 17-25 years of age. The method adopting maximum smiling(More)