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The pathogenesis of atypical uremic syndrome (HUS), which is rarely encountered in childhood, is poorly understood and its mortality and morbidity rates are high. A wide variety of therapeutic approaches has been attempted and the literature contains numerous conflicting reports about the results of these approaches. In a case diagnosed as recurrent(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotic resistance among microbes urgently necessitates the development of novel antimicrobial agents. Since ancient times, honey has been used successfully for treatment of infected wounds, because of its antibacterial activity. However, large variations in the in vitro antibacterial activity of various honeys have been reported and hamper(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular segmental wall motion analysis is important for clinical decision making in cardiac diseases. Strain analysis with myocardial tissue tagging is the non-invasive gold standard for quantitative assessment, however, it is time-consuming. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial feature-tracking (CMR-FT) can rapidly perform(More)
AIMS Disease mechanisms regarding hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are largely unknown and disease onset varies. Sarcomere mutations might induce energy depletion for which until now there is no direct evidence at sarcomere level in human HCM. This study investigated if mutations in genes encoding myosin-binding protein C (MYBPC3) and myosin heavy chain(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an autosomal dominant heart disease mostly due to mutations in genes encoding sarcomeric proteins. HCM is characterised by asymmetric hypertrophy of the left ventricle (LV) in the absence of another cardiac or systemic disease. At present it lacks specific treatment to prevent or reverse cardiac dysfunction(More)
In the context of evaluating effectiveness of information systems, the public sector requires a specific approach for covering indirect measurements such as strategic / political value. There is not yet a holistic approach and no unified adaptive and time-variant model addressing the problem. A model for assessing both initiatives and ex-post evaluation is(More)
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most common genetic cardiac disorder, is frequently caused by mutations in MYBPC3, encoding cardiac myosin-binding protein C (cMyBP-C). Moreover, HCM is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes. Interestingly, SCD is more likely to occur in male than in female athletes. However, the(More)
AIMS The pathophysiology underlying aortic valve stenosis (AVS)-induced cardiac dysfunction and reduced exercise capacity is unclear. We hypothesize that improvement of myocardial external efficiency (MEE)--the ratio between external work and myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2)--underlies functional improvement of AVS patients after aortic valve(More)
Differences in cardiac physiology are seen between men and women in terms of health and disease. Sex differences start to develop at puberty and are maintained during aging. The prevalence of almost all cardiovascular diseases is found to be higher in men than in women, and disease progression tends to be more rapid in male than in female patients. In(More)