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BACKGROUND Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) have been shown to mediate coronary vascular and myocardial tissue injury after coronary artery ischemia and reperfusion. Previous studies using specific monoclonal antibodies directed against P-selectin and L-selectin have demonstrated the involvement of the selectin family of glycoproteins in the early phase(More)
MicroRNA profiles discriminate among colon cancer metastasis. PLoS One 9(6): e96670. (2014) TAp63 suppress metastasis via miR-133b in colon cancer cells. (2013) Loss of has-miR-337-3p expression is associated with lymph node metastasis of human gastric cancer. Sir, We read with interest the article by Kim et al (2014), highlighting important challenges in(More)
Free norepinephrine and epinephrine were measured in two consecutive 12-hour urine collections gathered during normal activity and sleep from 23 panic-anxiety patients and 9 normal subjects. Mitral value prolapse (MVP) was found in 7 of 20 patients who had echocardiograms. Mean nighttime norepinephrine and epinephrine excretion in panic-anxiety patients(More)
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT), enzymes that degrade superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide, respectively, reduce size of infarction in anesthetized, open-chest dogs subjected to coronary occlusion followed by reperfusion. To evaluate potential protective effects of these enzymes in conscious animals, three groups of dogs were instrumented at(More)
Simple geometric models of the left ventricle and indirect experimental measurements suggest that the inner myocardial wall contributes the largest fraction to total wall thickening. We measured transmural differences in regional wall thickening directly, using an epicardial M mode echocardiographic transducer (6 mm diameter, 5 MHz) placed on the anterior(More)
We studied recanalization of an obstructed left circumflex coronary artery by streptokinase in open-chest anesthetized dogs. Thrombotic occlusion was induced by a 100 microA anodal current selectively delivered to the intimal surface of the vessel. Intracoronary streptokinase (50,000 U) or saline was infused over a 50-min period beginning at either 30 min(More)
During acute myocardial ischemia, there exists a zone of myocardial dysfunction that surrounds the central ischemic area that has been termed the functional border zone. We hypothesized that this nonischemic but dysfunctional myocardium may respond to an inotropic challenge. To address this issue, we studied 11 open-chest dogs during acute left circumflex(More)
To determine changes in global and regional left ventricular function following acute myocardial function, 17 patients underwent radionuclide angiography at 3 and 10 days post infarction. Five patients had nontransmural myocardial infarction and 12 had transmural infarction (six anterior and six inferior). There were no previous infarctions in 16 (94%)(More)
BACKGROUND The role of systematic aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy (SAPL) at second-look surgery in early stage or optimally debulked advanced ovarian cancer is unclear and never addressed by randomised studies. METHODS From January 1991 through May 2001, 308 patients with the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics stage IA-IV epithelial(More)
To the Editor: We found interesting the article by Lupo et al. about a case of fatal measles in an immunocompetent 29-year-old woman (Fatal measles without rash in immunocompetent adult, France; the possible diagnosis of secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) should also have been considered in that setting. HLH is a potentially fatal hyperinfl(More)