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BACKGROUND Although previous studies have suggested that low preoperative 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) is a risk factor for hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy, the impact of preoperative 25-OHD on calcium (Ca)/parathyroid hormone (PTH) kinetics in the immediate postoperative period remains unclear. The study compared the postoperative Ca/PTH kinetics(More)
BACKGROUND Although some studies have suggested that low preoperative 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) levels may increase the risk of hypocalcemia and decrease the accuracy of single quick parathyroid hormone in predicting hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy, the literature remains scarce and inconsistent. Our study aimed to address these issues. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Living donor liver transplantation is a realistic life-saving treatment in regions where deceased donor organs are scarce. The minimum remnant left liver volume (RLLV) requirement for donor right hepatectomy (DRH) varies in different programs of living donor liver transplantation. The present study aimed to determine how significant the RLLV is in(More)
The incidence of sexual sterilization reached a peak of over 10,000 procedures in 1976--the year Singapore removed virtually all restrictions on eligibility and introduced social incentives promoting the procedure. 90% of sterilizations are performed on females and are increasingly performed in private sector facilities. Over 60% of female procedures take(More)
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