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Julia H Goedecke, Mehreen Tootla and Dheshnie Keswell

Introduction Sex hormones are important determinants of regional body fat distribution, as evidenced by gender differences in body fat distribution. Indeed, an increase in oestrogen levels are related to greater gynoid body fat deposition ( 1

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Satoshi Higuchi, Hideki Ota, Takuya Ueda, Yuta Tezuka, Kei Omata, Yoshikiyo Ono, Ryo Morimoto, Masataka Kudo, Fumitoshi Satoh and Kei Takase

.25). There was also no significant difference in the radial and longitudinal strains in the apical and basal walls between the two groups ( Table 3 ). Table 3 Global and regional myocardial strain. CPT group EH group P value

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Lars Peter Sørensen, Tina Parkner, Esben Søndergaard, Bo Martin Bibby, Holger Jon Møller and Søren Nielsen

concentrations reflect WAT inflammation, this is in accordance with varying obesity-associated WAT inflammation between individuals, possibly due to depot-specific differences. WAT macrophages highly express CD163 mRNA (19) , and CD163 mRNA expression in SAT

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Aleksandra Kukulska, Jolanta Krajewska, Zofia Kolosza, Ewa Paliczka-Cieslik, Aleksandra Kropinska, Agnieszka Pawlaczek, Zbigniew Puch, Kornelia Ficek, Teresa Lisik, Dorota Sygula, Zbigniew Wygoda, Jozef Roskosz, Jerzy Wydmanski and Barbara Jarzab

therapeutic dose targets thyroid bed, regional neck and upper mediastinal lymph nodes. The elective radiation doses range from 50 to 54 Gy, whereas in regions showing positive surgical margins, from 60 to 66 Gy. The macroscopic residual tumor requires a

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Xu Han, Xuefeng Xu, Hongyun Ma, Yuan Ji, Dansong Wang, Tiantao Kuang, Wenchuan Wu, Bin Song, Gang Li, Gang Jin and Wenhui Lou

differences. The majority of patients were nonfunctional G3 pNENs at presentation, and more importantly, most commonly presented with relatively high regional lymph-node metastases rate. Thus, we recommended initial radical surgery with lymph-node dissection

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Tao Mei, Jianhe Zhang, Liangfeng Wei, Xingfeng Qi, Yiming Ma, Xianhua Liu, Shaohua Chen, Songyuan Li, Jianwu Wu and Shousen Wang

frequencies and percentages. Mean values were used to express continuous variables. Data were analyzed by the χ 2 test for statistical difference. A P value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Bonferroni correction was used for multiple

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Merete Gedde-Dahl, Espen Thiis-Evensen, Andreas Myklebust Tjølsen, Kjerstin Skrede Mordal, Morten Vatn and Deidi S Bergestuen

. These 34 consecutive patients were included in this study. The study was approved by the regional ethics committee, and all participants signed a written consent according to the Helsinki declaration. Urinary sampling All urine samples were

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Kristin Godang, Karolina Lundstam, Charlotte Mollerup, Stine Lyngvi Fougner, Ylva Pernow, Jörgen Nordenström, Thord Rosén, Svante Jansson, Mikael Hellström, Jens Bollerslev, Ansgar Heck and the SIPH Study Group

Declaration of Helsinki II. The study was approved by the independent ethical committees in Denmark (Århus Amt), Norway (Regional Ethical Committee Health Region South-East) and Sweden (Ethical Committees Gothenburg, Stockholm and Uppsala). Biochemical

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Line K Johnson, Kirsten B Holven, Njord Nordstrand, Jan R Mellembakken, Tom Tanbo and Jøran Hjelmesæth

’ ( Identifier NCT00779571). The study was conducted according to the guidelines laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki, and all procedures involving human subjects were approved by the Regional Ethics Committee for Medical Research in South

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Andrea Mazurat, Andrea Torroni, Jane Hendrickson-Rebizant, Harbinder Benning, Richard W Nason and K Alok Pathak

loco-regional recurrence (2, 3, 4) . Identification of factors associated with aggressive behavior in WDTC has been extensively pursued over the past four decades, yielding a multitude of risk stratification systems, which aim to differentiate high