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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050384/stimulating-thought-a-functional-mri-study-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-schizophrenia
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Natasza D Orlov, Owen O'Daly, Derek K Tracy, Yusuf Daniju, John Hodsoll, Lorena Valdearenas, John Rothwell, Sukhi S Shergill
Individuals with schizophrenia typically suffer a range of cognitive deficits, including prominent deficits in working memory and executive function. These difficulties are strongly predictive of functional outcomes, but there is a paucity of effective therapeutic interventions targeting these deficits. Transcranial direct current stimulation is a novel neuromodulatory technique with emerging evidence of potential pro-cognitive effects; however, there is limited understanding of its mechanism. This was a double-blind randomized sham controlled pilot study of transcranial direct current stimulation on a working memory (n-back) and executive function (Stroop) task in 28 individuals with schizophrenia using functional magnetic resonance imaging...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983674/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-of-the-abdominal-vasculature
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REVIEW
Vasileios Rafailidis, Cheng Fang, Gibran T Yusuf, Dean Y Huang, Paul S Sidhu
Vascular diseases account for a significant proportion of abdominal pathology and represent a common referral source for abdominal ultrasonographic examinations. B-mode, color Doppler, and spectral Doppler analyses are well-established in the evaluation of abdominal blood vessels although they may occasionally be limited by lower sensitivity for slow flow visualization or the deeper location of abdominal vascular structures. The introduction of microbubbles as ultrasonographic contrast agents has rendered contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), a valuable complementary ultrasonographic technique, which is capable of addressing clinically significant problems and guiding patient management...
October 5, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962823/external-validation-and-comparison-of-the-scoring-systems-s-t-o-n-e-guy-croes-s-resc-for-predicting-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-outcomes-for-staghorn-stones-a-single-center-experience-with-160-cases
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Serkan Yarimoglu, Ibrahim Halil Bozkurt, Ozgu Aydogdu, Tarik Yonguc, Ertugrul Sefik, Yusuf Kadir Topcu, Tansu Degirmenci
The aim of this study was validation and comparison of stone scoring systems (S.T.O.N.E, GUY, CROES, S-ReSC) used to predict postoperative stone-free status and complications after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for staghorn stones. A total of 160 patients who had staghorn renal stones and underwent PCNL between January 2012 and August 2015 were included in the current retrospective study. Guy, S.T.O.N.E., S-ReSC (Seoul National University Renal Stone Complexity) and CROES (Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society) nephrolithometry scores were calculated for each patient, and their potential association with stone-free status, operative and fluoroscopy time, and length of hospital stay (LOS) were evaluated...
October 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948430/prevalence-of-prediabetes-and-undiagnosed-diabetes-in-patients-with-hfpef-and-hfref-and-associated-clinical-outcomes
#4
Søren L Kristensen, Pardeep S Jhund, Matthew M Y Lee, Lars Køber, Scott D Solomon, Christopher B Granger, Salim Yusuf, Marc A Pfeffer, Karl Swedberg, John J V McMurray
PURPOSE: The prevalence and consequences of prediabetic dysglycemia and undiagnosed diabetes is unknown in patients with heart failure (HF) and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and has not been compared to heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS: We examined the prevalence and outcomes associated with normoglycemia, prediabetic dysglycemia and diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed) among individuals with a baseline glycated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c) measurement stratified by HFrEF or HFpEF in the Candesartan in Heart failure Assessment of Reduction in Mortality and morbidity programme (CHARM)...
September 25, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942286/antidepressant-like-effect-of-gallic-acid-in-mice-dual-involvement-of-serotonergic-and-catecholaminergic-systems
#5
Özgür Devrim Can, Nazlı Turan, Ümide Demir Özkay, Yusuf Öztürk
AIMS: This study was planned to examine the antidepressant potency of gallic acid (30 and 60mg/kg), a phenolic acid widely distributed in nature, together with its possible underlying monoaminergic mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: Antidepressant-like activity was assessed using the tail suspension (TST) and the modified forced swimming tests (MFST). Locomotor activity was evaluated in an activity cage. KEY FINDINGS: Administration of gallic acid at 60mg/kg reduced the immobility duration of mice in both the TST and MFST without any changes in the locomotor activity...
December 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932579/patient-reported-outcomes-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-vats-resection-or-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-sabr-for-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-protocol-for-an-observational-pilot-study-lilac
#6
Cecilia Pompili, Kevin N Franks, Alessandro Brunelli, Yusuf S Hussain, Patricia Holch, Matthew E Callister, Jonathan M Robson, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Galina Velikova
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is increasingly a disease of the elderly and frail population with a median age of 70 years at diagnosis. Therefore, consideration of the impact of interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and not only absolute survival is especially important. For non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been gaining popularity over the last few decades, replacing traditional open lobectomies. For high-risk patients who are not deemed suitable for surgery, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) provides a potentially curative alternative...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890610/evaluation-of-novel-glass-fiber-reinforced-composite-technique-for-primary-anterior-teeth-with-deep-carious-lesions-a-12-month-clinical-study
#7
Ajinkya Sawant, Yusuf Chunawalla, Abdul Morawala, Nupur S Kanchan, Kapil Jain, Rohan Talathi
BACKGROUND: Early childhood caries discloses a distinct clinical pattern, and the teeth most often involved are the maxillary central incisors, lateral incisors, and the maxillary and man-dibular first molars. The maxillary incisors are most severely affected, with deep carious lesions usually involving the pulp. Teeth that have been endodontically treated often have little coronal tooth tissue remaining and as such require a post to retain the core and restoration .This study evaluated and compared the efficacy of EverStick glass fiber-reinforced composite post with ParaPost Taper Lux in primary maxillary anterior teeth...
April 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888902/a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-the-wnt-pathway-sm04690-as-a-potential-disease-modifying-agent-for-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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V Deshmukh, H Hu, C Barroga, C Bossard, S Kc, L Dellamary, J Stewart, K Chiu, M Ibanez, M Pedraza, T Seo, L Do, S Cho, J Cahiwat, B Tam, J R S Tambiah, J Hood, N E Lane, Y Yazici
OBJECTIVES: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease characterized by loss of cartilage and increased subchondral bone within synovial joints. Wnt signaling affects the pathogenesis of OA as this pathway modulates both the differentiation of osteoblasts and chondrocytes, and production of catabolic proteases. A novel small-molecule Wnt pathway inhibitor, SM04690, was evaluated in a series of in vitro and in vivo animal studies to determine its effects on chondrogenesis, cartilage protection and synovial-lined joint pathology...
September 6, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872259/prevalence-and-prognostic-importance-of-precipitating-factors-leading-to-heart-failure-hospitalization-recurrent-hospitalizations-and-mortality
#9
Elke Platz, Pardeep S Jhund, Brian L Claggett, Marc A Pfeffer, Karl Swedberg, Christopher B Granger, Salim Yusuf, Scott D Solomon, John J McMurray
AIMS: Hospitalizations for heart failure (HF) are common and are associated with significant morbidity, mortality and cost. However, precipitating factors leading to HF hospitalization and their importance with respect to subsequent outcomes are not well understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: The symptoms and signs present at admission and investigator-identified factors thought to have contributed to the first adjudicated HF hospitalization in the Candesartan in Heart Failure: Assessment of Reduction in Mortality and Morbidity (CHARM) programme were prospectively collected and stratified by ejection fraction (EF)...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864332/associations-of-fats-and-carbohydrate-intake-with-cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-in-18-countries-from-five-continents-pure-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mahshid Dehghan, Andrew Mente, Xiaohe Zhang, Sumathi Swaminathan, Wei Li, Viswanathan Mohan, Romaina Iqbal, Rajesh Kumar, Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen, Annika Rosengren, Leela Itty Amma, Alvaro Avezum, Jephat Chifamba, Rafael Diaz, Rasha Khatib, Scott Lear, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Xiaoyun Liu, Rajeev Gupta, Noushin Mohammadifard, Nan Gao, Aytekin Oguz, Anis Safura Ramli, Pamela Seron, Yi Sun, Andrzej Szuba, Lungiswa Tsolekile, Andreas Wielgosz, Rita Yusuf, Afzal Hussein Yusufali, Koon K Teo, Sumathy Rangarajan, Gilles Dagenais, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Shofiqul Islam, Sonia S Anand, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: The relationship between macronutrients and cardiovascular disease and mortality is controversial. Most available data are from European and North American populations where nutrition excess is more likely, so their applicability to other populations is unclear. METHODS: The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study is a large, epidemiological cohort study of individuals aged 35-70 years (enrolled between Jan 1, 2003, and March 31, 2013) in 18 countries with a median follow-up of 7·4 years (IQR 5·3-9·3)...
August 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864143/association-of-dietary-nutrients-with-blood-lipids-and-blood-pressure-in-18-countries-a-cross-sectional-analysis-from-the-pure-study
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Andrew Mente, Mahshid Dehghan, Sumathy Rangarajan, Matthew McQueen, Gilles Dagenais, Andreas Wielgosz, Scott Lear, Wei Li, Hui Chen, Sun Yi, Yang Wang, Rafael Diaz, Alvaro Avezum, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Pamela Seron, Rajesh Kumar, Rajeev Gupta, Viswanathan Mohan, Sumathi Swaminathan, Raman Kutty, Katarzyna Zatonska, Romaina Iqbal, Rita Yusuf, Noushin Mohammadifard, Rasha Khatib, Nafiza Mat Nasir, Noorhassim Ismail, Aytekin Oguz, Annika Rosengren, Afzalhussein Yusufali, Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen, Thandi Puoane, Jephat Chifamba, Koon Teo, Sonia S Anand, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: The relation between dietary nutrients and cardiovascular disease risk markers in many regions worldwide is unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of dietary nutrients on blood lipids and blood pressure, two of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries. METHODS: We studied 125 287 participants from 18 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia in the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study...
August 28, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860319/reducing-the-global-burden-of-cardiovascular-disease-part-2-prevention-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Darryl P Leong, Philip G Joseph, Martin McKee, Sonia S Anand, Koon K Teo, Jon-David Schwalm, Salim Yusuf
In this second part of a 2-part series on the global burden of cardiovascular disease, we review the proven, effective approaches to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. We specifically review the management of acute cardiovascular diseases, including acute coronary syndromes and stroke; the care of cardiovascular disease in the ambulatory setting, including medical strategies for vascular disease, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure; surgical strategies for arterial revascularization, rheumatic and other valvular heart disease, and symptomatic bradyarrhythmia; and approaches to the prevention of cardiovascular disease, including lifestyle factors, blood pressure control, cholesterol-lowering, antithrombotic therapy, and fixed-dose combination therapy...
September 1, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860318/reducing-the-global-burden-of-cardiovascular-disease-part-1-the-epidemiology-and-risk-factors
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REVIEW
Philip Joseph, Darryl Leong, Martin McKee, Sonia S Anand, Jon-David Schwalm, Koon Teo, Andrew Mente, Salim Yusuf
Current global health policy goals include a 25% reduction in premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by 2025. In this 2-part review, we provide an overview of the current epidemiological data on cardiovascular diseases (CVD), its risk factors, and describe strategies aimed at reducing its burden. In part 1, we examine the global epidemiology of cardiac conditions that have the greatest impact on CVD mortality; the predominant risk factors; and the impact of upstream, societal health determinants (eg, environmental factors, health policy, and health systems) on CVD...
September 1, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854515/intravenous-immunoglobulin-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-management-of-a-rare-cause-of%C3%A2-hemolytic-disease-of-the-newborn-anti-sara-antibodies
#14
R Venkataraman, K Yusuf
Hemolytic disease of newborn (HDN) is a condition that develops in a fetus, when the IgG molecules produced by the mother pass through the placenta and attack the fetal red blood cells. HDN can occur due to Rh and ABO incompatibilities between the mother and the fetus as well as due to other allo-immune antibodies belonging to Kell (K and k), Duffy (Fya), Kidd (Jka and Jkb), and MNS (M, N, S, and s) systems. Role of intravenous immunoglobulin in management of HDN is not clear.SARA red blood cell antigen, first discovered in 1990 is a low frequency antigen...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844192/rivaroxaban-with-or-without-aspirin-in-stable-cardiovascular-disease
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John W Eikelboom, Stuart J Connolly, Jackie Bosch, Gilles R Dagenais, Robert G Hart, Olga Shestakovska, Rafael Diaz, Marco Alings, Eva M Lonn, Sonia S Anand, Petr Widimsky, Masatsugu Hori, Alvaro Avezum, Leopoldo S Piegas, Kelley R H Branch, Jeffrey Probstfield, Deepak L Bhatt, Jun Zhu, Yan Liang, Aldo P Maggioni, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Martin O'Donnell, Ajay K Kakkar, Keith A A Fox, Alexander N Parkhomenko, Georg Ertl, Stefan Störk, Matyas Keltai, Lars Ryden, Nana Pogosova, Antonio L Dans, Fernando Lanas, Patrick J Commerford, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Tomek J Guzik, Peter B Verhamme, Dragos Vinereanu, Jae-Hyung Kim, Andrew M Tonkin, Basil S Lewis, Camilo Felix, Khalid Yusoff, P Gabriel Steg, Kaj P Metsarinne, Nancy Cook Bruns, Frank Misselwitz, Edmond Chen, Darryl Leong, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: We evaluated whether rivaroxaban alone or in combination with aspirin would be more effective than aspirin alone for secondary cardiovascular prevention. METHODS: In this double-blind trial, we randomly assigned 27,395 participants with stable atherosclerotic vascular disease to receive rivaroxaban (2.5 mg twice daily) plus aspirin (100 mg once daily), rivaroxaban (5 mg twice daily), or aspirin (100 mg once daily). The primary outcome was a composite of cardiovascular death, stroke, or myocardial infarction...
October 5, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835163/an-epigenome-wide-association-study-of-inflammatory-response-to-fenofibrate-in-the-genetics-of-lipid-lowering-drugs-and-diet-network
#16
Nabiha Yusuf, Bertha Hidalgo, Marguerite R Irvin, Jin Sha, Degui Zhi, Hemant K Tiwari, Devin Absher, Donna K Arnett, Stella W Aslibekyan
AIM: Fenofibrate, a PPAR-α inhibitor used for treating dyslipidemia, has well-documented anti-inflammatory effects that vary between individuals. While DNA sequence variation explains some of the observed variability in response, epigenetic patterns present another promising avenue of inquiry due to the biological links between the PPAR-α pathway, homocysteine and S-adenosylmethionine - a source of methyl groups for the DNA methylation reaction. HYPOTHESIS: DNA methylation variation at baseline is associated with the inflammatory response to a short-term fenofibrate treatment...
September 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833624/strategies-for-improving-the-functionality-of-zeolitic-imidazolate-frameworks-tailoring-nanoarchitectures-for-functional-applications
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REVIEW
Yusuf Valentino Kaneti, Saikat Dutta, Md S A Hossain, Muhammad J A Shiddiky, Kuo-Lun Tung, Fa-Kuen Shieh, Chia-Kuang Tsung, Kevin C-W Wu, Yusuke Yamauchi
Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), a subclass of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) built with tetrahedral metal ions and imidazolates, offer permanent porosity and high thermal and chemical stabilities. While ZIFs possess some attractive physical and chemical properties, it remains important to enhance their functionality for practical application. Here, an overview of the extensive strategies which have been developed to improve the functionality of ZIFs is provided, including linker modifications, functional hybridization of ZIFs via the encapsulation of guest species (such as metal and metal oxide nanoparticles and biomolecules) into ZIFs, and hybridization with polymeric matrices to form mixed matrix membranes for industrial gas and liquid separations...
August 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832880/association-of-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-with-the-risk-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-in-adults
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Erin M Burns, Purushotham Guroji, Israr Ahmad, Hana M Nasr, Yingxue Wang, Iman A Tamimi, Elijah Stiefel, Mohammad S Abdelgawwad, Abdullah Shaheen, Anum F Muzaffar, Lisa M Bush, Christina B Hurst, Russell L Griffin, Craig A Elmets, Nabiha Yusuf
Importance: Protective effects of UV-B radiation against nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) are exerted via signaling mechanisms involving the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Recent studies have examined single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the VDR, resulting in contradictory findings as to whether these polymorphisms increase a person's risk for NMSC. Objective: To examine whether the polymorphisms in the VDR gene are associated with the development of NMSC and the demographic characteristics of the participants...
August 23, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832025/corrigendum-whole-genome-analysis-of-a-schistosomiasis-transmitting-freshwater-snail
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Coen M Adema, LaDeana W Hillier, Catherine S Jones, Eric S Loker, Matty Knight, Patrick Minx, Guilherme Oliveira, Nithya Raghavan, Andrew Shedlock, Laurence Rodrigues do Amaral, Halime D Arican-Goktas, Juliana G Assis, Elio Hideo Baba, Olga L Baron, Christopher J Bayne, Utibe Bickham-Wright, Kyle K Biggar, Michael Blouin, Bryony C Bonning, Chris Botka, Joanna M Bridger, Katherine M Buckley, Sarah K Buddenborg, Roberta Lima Caldeira, Julia Carleton, Omar S Carvalho, Maria G Castillo, Iain W Chalmers, Mikkel Christensens, Sandra Clifton, Celine Cosseau, Christine Coustau, Richard M Cripps, Yesid Cuesta-Astroz, Scott F Cummins, Leon Di Stefano, Nathalie Dinguirard, David Duval, Scott Emrich, Cédric Feschotte, Rene Feyereisen, Peter FitzGerald, Catrina Fronick, Lucinda Fulton, Richard Galinier, Sandra G Gava, Michael Geusz, Kathrin K Geyer, Gloria I Giraldo-Calderón, Matheus de Souza Gomes, Michelle A Gordy, Benjamin Gourbal, Christoph Grunau, Patrick C Hanington, Karl F Hoffmann, Daniel Hughes, Judith Humphries, Daniel J Jackson, Liana K Jannotti-Passos, Wander de Jesus Jeremias, Susan Jobling, Bishoy Kamel, Aurélie Kapusta, Satwant Kaur, Joris M Koene, Andrea B Kohn, Dan Lawson, Scott P Lawton, Di Liang, Yanin Limpanont, Sijun Liu, Anne E Lockyer, Ty Anna L Lovato, Fernanda Ludolf, Vince Magrini, Donald P McManus, Monica Medina, Milind Misra, Guillaume Mitta, Gerald M Mkoji, Michael J Montague, Cesar Montelongo, Leonid L Moroz, Monica C Munoz-Torres, Umar Niazi, Leslie R Noble, Francislon S Oliveira, Fabiano S Pais, Anthony T Papenfuss, Rob Peace, Janeth J Pena, Emmanuel A Pila, Titouan Quelais, Brian J Raney, Jonathan P Rast, David Rollinson, Izinara C Rosse, Bronwyn Rotgans, Edwin J Routledge, Kathryn M Ryan, Larissa L S Scholte, Kenneth B Storey, Martin Swain, Jacob A Tennessen, Chad Tomlinson, Damian L Trujillo, Emanuela V Volpi, Anthony J Walker, Tianfang Wang, Ittiprasert Wannaporn, Wesley C Warren, Xiao-Jun Wu, Timothy P Yoshino, Mohammed Yusuf, Si-Ming Zhang, Min Zhao, Richard K Wilson
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15451.
August 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815026/the-diagnostic-value-of-24-hour-ambulatory-intraesophageal-ph-impedance-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-symptoms-comparable-with-typical-symptoms
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Yusuf S Sakin, Rukiye Vardar, Baha Sezgin, Zeynep Erdogan Cetin, Yasemin Alev, Esra Yildirim, Tayfun Kirazli, Serhat Bor
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux is currently based on a combination of the patient history of multichannel intraluminal impedance and ambulatory pH (MII-pH); however, none of these findings alone is specific for the diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux. We aimed to compare the baseline characteristics and esophageal baseline impedance values between patients with and without laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from two groups of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux according to their reflux finding score (RFS) as scored by ENTs...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
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