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Physiologic adaptations after an 8-wk endurance training program were examined in 13 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (age, 64 +/- 4 [SD] yr; FEV1, 43 +/- 9% pred; PaO2, 72 +/- 8 mm Hg; and PaCO2, 36 +/- 2 mm Hg) and in eight healthy sedentary control subjects (61 +/- 4 yr). Both pre- and post-training studies included: (1)(More)
Alzheimer's disease and cerebral amyloid angiopathies (CAA) are clinically heterogeneous diseases, but pathogenically related by the deposition of beta A4-amyloid in the brain in the form of neuritic plaques and/or vascular infiltrates. Antibodies directed against the N-terminal region of the predicted sequence of the beta A4 amyloid protein precursor (APP)(More)
In patients with chronic hepatic encephalopathy, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy can be used to detect specific metabolic abnormalities in the brain; MRI shows a hyperintense globus pallidus on T1-weighted sequences. We investigated the relationship between these two MR findings in a series of 25 patients with the use of quantitative data and a(More)
UK). Virus antigens were detected in feather epidermal cells from days 3 through 6 pi, and in a few stromal cells in the feather pulp on days 3 and 4 pi (online Appendix Figure, panel C). Our results indicate that larger amounts of viruses can be isolated for a longer time from feathers than from swabs. Therefore, feathers can be considered useful samples(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of this study was to report the CT evolution and clinical significance of HCA after intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy (revascularization by using retrievers and/or other mechanical devices without concomitant delivery of intra-arterial thrombolytics) in our patients. These lesions are common after intra-arterial(More)
An in vivo study of intracerebral rat glioma using proton-localized NMR spectroscopy showed important modifications of the spectra in the tumor as compared with the contralateral brain. To carry out the assignment of the resonances of the glioma spectra, tumoral and normal rat brain tissues were studied in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro by one-dimensional and(More)
We compared the effects of dipyridamole, RA-642, and mopidamol on platelet activity and thromboxane/prostacyclin balance in relation to the degree of retinal vascularization in a model of experimental streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats. After 3 months, collagen-induced platelet aggregation in whole blood was 25% higher in diabetic animals than in(More)
From the first descriptions of HIV/AIDS, the lung has been the site most frequently affected by the disease. Most patients develop a pulmonary complication during the history of HIV infection, mainly of infectious aetiology. Important changes in the epidemiology of HIV-related pulmonary infections have occurred. Overall, prescription of Pneumocystis(More)
OBJECT Hemangiopericytomas are a rare type of brain tumor that are very similar to meningiomas in appearance and symptoms but require different treatment. It is not normally possible to distinguish between them by using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and computerized tomography studies. However, discrimination may be possible by using in vivo MR(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence and the clinical and echocardiographic features of infective endocarditis (IE) caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis and to identify the prognostic factors of surgery and mortality in this disease. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Study at two centres (a tertiary care centre and a community hospital). (More)