AIMS Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a set of endogenous cytoprotective factors activated by various pathological conditions. This study addressed the effects of geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), an orally active HSP inducer, on the atrial fibrillation (AF) substrate associated with acute atrial ischaemia (AI). METHODS AND RESULTS Four groups of mongrel dogs… (More)
In this article we show that any hyperbolic Inoue surface (also called Inoue-Hirzebruch surface of even type) admits anti-self-dual bihermitian structures. The same result holds for any of its small deformations as far as its anti-canonical system is non-empty. Similar results are obtained for parabolic Inoue surfaces. Our method also yields a family of… (More)
In this note we show that in a certain subfamily of the Kuranishi family of any half Inoue surface the algebraic dimensions of the fibers jump downwards at special points of the parameter space showing that the upper semi-continuity of algebraic dimensions in any sense does not hold in general for families of compact non-Kähler manifolds. In the Kähler… (More)
Objective Detecting paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients with ischemic stroke presenting in sinus rhythm is difficult because such episodes are often short, and they are also frequently asymptomatic. It is possible that the ventricular repolarization dynamics may reflect atrial vulnerability and cardioembolic stroke. Hence, we compared the QT-RR… (More)
The aim of this work is to give a twistor presentation of recent results about bi-Hermitian metrics on compact complex surfaces with odd first Betti number.
We determine explicitly the structure of the automorphism group of a par-abolic Inoue surface. We also describe the quotients of the surface by typical cyclic subgroups of the automorphism group. In this note we determine the automorphism group Aut S of a parabolic Inoue surface S. The corresponding result for a hyperbolic Inoue surface (Inoue-Hirzebruch… (More)
Sleep of 6 depressed patients with hypersomnia was studied during their depressed phase and their remitted phase using 24-h polygraphic recording. Nine normal subjects were studied as the controls. The latency to sleep onset of the depressed patients was significantly shorter than that of the remitted patients and that of the control subjects. The total… (More)