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A sedentary workforce may be at increased risk for future cardiovascular disease. Exercise at the work site has been advocated, but effects on endothelium as a biomarker of risk and relation to weight loss, lipid changes, or circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have not been reported. Seventy-two office and laboratory employees (58 women; average(More)
Our purpose was to determine predictors of endothelial function and potential association with cardiovascular risk in women with sedentary occupations, in whom obesity-associated risk factors may contribute to excess morbidity and mortality. Ninety consecutive women (age range 22 to 63 years, 22 overweight (body mass index [BMI] > or =25 to 29.9 kg/m(2))(More)
Bezoars are a mass of ingested foreign materials commonly found in stomach in patients with psychiatric problems or history of gastric surgery. Bezoars are classified based on their composition. Frequently encountered are trichobezoars and phytobezoars composed of hair and fibres of fruits and vegetables, respectively. Primary small-bowel bezoars are a(More)
Pancreaticopleural fistula is an extremely rare complication of chronic pancreatitis with characteristic feature that it may appear in the absence of changes of acute pancreatitis. We present a case of a 32-year-old man whose CT scan showed multiple pseudocysts along the body and tail of the pancreas, left crus of diaphragm and in the posterior mediastinum(More)
Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage is a serious manifestation of granulomatosis with polyangitis (Wegener's) with high morbidity and mortality. It is defined by the clinical triad of haemoptysis, anaemia and progressive hypoxaemia. The diagnosis of granulomatosis with polyangitis is confirmed in an appropriate clinical setting by bronchoalveolar lavage, lung(More)
This paper describes the design, modeling and simulation of an 8-bit dedicated processor for a Chocolate Automatic Vending Machine (AVM). The proposed dedicated processor is modelled by writing appropriate programs in. The system supports 8 different 8-bit instructions. System simulation was carried out using Xilinx ISE Design Suite 14. 6. After accepting(More)
The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) has been adopted as the reference standard for all NHS staff for basic IT skills. The objective of the study was to determine awareness of the ECDL amongst members of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. An anonymous postal survey was conducted with members and fellows of the College in three UK(More)
To assess the agreement of clinical site and angiographic core laboratory readings obtained in the New Approaches to Coronary Intervention (NACI) registry, we reviewed the angiographic results obtained in 787 lesions assessed both by the sites and the core laboratory, including 135 lesions analyzed twice (> or =2 months apart) by the angiographic core(More)
OBJECTIVE An assay proposed to quantify endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) colonies in humans was investigated to determine the phenotype of recovered cells and their relevance to in vivo endothelial function. METHODS AND RESULTS Twelve sedentary subjects participating in a worksite wellness program underwent endothelial flow-mediated dilation (FMD)(More)
A pancreatic pseudocyst is a localised collection of pancreatic secretions that lacks a true epithelial lining and is walled off by granulation tissue. A rare case of pancreatic pseudocyst formation due to non-traumatic pancreatitis in a 3-year-old boy is described. The child was presented with fever, abdominal pain and vomiting for a period of 5 days.(More)
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