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Juraiporn Somboonwong, Khunkhong Huchaiyaphum, Onanong Kulaputana and Phisit Prapunwattana

-CoA and acetoacetate. All enzymatic assays were carried out in duplicate and the average value was used for calculations. Statistical analysis All data are presented as means and SD. Comparisons among groups of animals used a oneway ANOVA and differences in pairs of means among groups were made using Tukey post hoc analysis. P ≤ 0.05 was considered significant. Results Physical and physiological characteristics As shown in Table 2 , when compared with control, final body weight and gastrocnemius weight were significantly increased in the SFA group

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Pravinwan Thungthong, Supat Chamnanchanunt, Tawatchai Suwanban, Chajchawan Nakhakes and Kunapa Iam-arunthai

. He had a history of hypertension, smoking, and alcohol intake. On physical examination, his respiratory and cardiovascular systems were normal. The patient had splenomegaly by palpation and confirmed by ultrasonography ( Figure 1 ). Figure 1 Ultrasound images show splenomegaly (size 6.6 cm × 12.6 cm) without a focal mass. No ascites or lymphadenopathies were noted. Laboratory investigation showed hematocrit at 68.6%, leucocytosis (neutrophils = 13.4 × 10 9 /L), and platelet count 252 × 10 9 /L. Coagulation assays, kidney and liver function tests, and

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Jiawen Wu, Jianzhong Hu, Hongbin Lu, Qi Liao, Juanjuan Wang, Mingxin Wu, Chunhan Sun and Ming Kang

. Benevento BT, Sipski ML. Neurogenic bladder, neurogenic bowel, and sexual dysfunction in people with spinal cord injury. Physical Therapy. 2002; 82: 601. 10. Muezzinoglu T, Gumus B, Temeltas G Ari Z, Buyuksu C. A relationship of sex hormone levels and erectile dysfunction: which tests should be done routinely? Yonsei Med J. 2007; 48:1015. 11. Safarinejad M. Level of injury and hormone profiles in spinal cord-injured men. Urology. 2001; 58:671-6. 12. Naderi A, Safarinejad M. Endocrine profiles and semen quality in spinal cord

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Krisna Piravej, Nipaporn Konjen, Vasana Cowintaveewat, Vilai Kuptniratsaikul and Patcharawimol Srisa-an Kuptniratsaikul

following stroke. Disabil Rehabil. 2002; 24:259-65. 17. Mahatnirundkul S, Tantipiwattanasakul W, Poompaisalchai W, Wongsuwan K, R P. Comparison of the WHOQOL-100 and the WHOQOL-BREF (26 items). J Mental Health Thai. 1998; 5:4-15. 18. WHOQOL-BREF Introduction, Administration, Scoring and Generic version of the assessment. [cited 2014 February 17]; Available from: 19. Wade DT, Collins C. The Barthel ADL index: a standard measure of physical disability? International Disability Study

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Pyong-Kon Cho, Sung-Hyun Lee, Mi-Hwa Lee, Young-Kwon Cho, Kwon-Soo Chon and Yong-Min Kim

References 1. Kalender WA, Seissler W, Klotz E, Vock P. Spiral volumetric CT with single-breath-hold technique, continuous transport, and continuous scanner rotation. Radiology. 1990; 176:181-3. 2. Kalender WA, Polacin A. Physical performance characteristics of spiral CT scanning. Med Phys. 1991; 18:910-5. 3. Remy-Jardin M, Remy J, Mayo JR, Muller NL. Acquisition, injection, and reconstruction techniques. In: CT angiography of the chest. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2001. 4

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Prawit Onpanna, Paiboon Daosodsai, Kawin Leelawat and Supatra Porasuphatana

532065) before initiation of the study, and written informed consent from study participants was obtained before their inclusion in the study. The recruitment of these MtF transsexual actors was from two cabaret settings. Inclusion criteria in this voluntary study included healthy trans women and normal men over 18 years old. Participants suffering from any severe or chronic diseases were excluded from the study. Data collection Personal data were collected by face-to-face interview and physical and gender examination. Data collections comprised three groups of

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Yan Zhang, Changbin Quan, Weimin Li, Liying Chen, Xiaoyan Song, Jianbin Xu and Guangqing Zhu

al. first reported PSIS in China in 2004, a growing number of reports have been published, which mainly focus on imaging results of individual cases instead of clinical changes and laboratory test results. Here, we report a case of PSIS with obesity, and review the relevant literature. Case report A 36-year-old male patient required gastric banding surgery because of weight gain for 14 years. The patient was heavier than average as a child, which did not attract any attention. The patient was diagnosed with small pituitary at 8 years of age because he was

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Suttipong Wacharasindhu, Ouypuen Panamonta, Lucy Shapiro, Louise A. Metherell, Martin O. Savage and Helen L. Storr

length was not recorded. She has had normal developmental milestones and no history of hypoglycemia. On physical examination, her height was 70.5 cm (–6.94 SDS), weight 7 kg (–3.83 SDS), her upper: lower ratio of body proportions was 1.3 (normal = 1.3), HC 45 cm (–2.69 SDS). She had mild frontal bossing, midfacial hypoplasia, a high-pitched voice, and blue sclerae. Investigations showed normal thyroid function tests (free T4 1.38 ng/dL, TSH 3.96 mU/L), normal renal and liver function, and normal chromosome analysis (46, XX). Peak GH on provocation testing (L-dopa) was

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Jindaratn Chaipokam, Thanyaphong Na Nakorn and Rojnuckarin Ponlapat

The criterion standard, or index test, for the diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the absence of stainable bone marrow iron. In addition, serum ferritin is a reliable marker for the diagnosis of IDA and the best marker representing iron storage in bone marrow [ 1 , 2 ]. In clinical practice, serum ferritin is helpful for diagnosis of IDA with high specificity and has positive predictive value [ 3 , 4 ]. However, these tests are not readily available in many hospitals in Thailand because they are not routine. Furthermore, they require a longer

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Mohammad Reza Baghshini, Irandokht Nikbakht-Jam, Hossein Mohaddes-Ardabili, Alireza Pasdar, Amir Avan, Maryam Tayefi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Mohammad Sobhan Sheikh-Andalibi, Gordon A. Ferns and Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan

including dietary intake, physical activity, sleep pattern, and their hobbies [ 4 ]. An inappropriate lifestyle is one of the most important risk factors for MetS and CVD [ 5 , 6 ]. Air pollution is another risk factor that can increase the risk of metabolic disorders. Recent epidemiological and experimental studies have reported an association between increased level of air pollution with insulin resistance, weight gain, and obesity [ 7 , 8 , 9 ]. Air pollution is higher in some industrial work environments, including those of the gas and petrochemical industries