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Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (CME), due to the bacterium Ehrlichia canis and transmitted by the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus, is a major tick-borne disease in southern Europe. In this area, infections with other vector-borne pathogens (VBP) are also described and result in similar clinical expression. The aim of the present study was to evaluate(More)
INTRODUCTION Transthoracic echocardiography is the method of choice for the diagnosis of cardiac myxomas, but the transesophageal approach provides a better definition of the location and characteristics of the tumor. The authors review their thirteen years' experience on the echocardiographic diagnosis of this pathology. METHODS From 1994 to 2007, 41(More)
For patients with contraindications to chronic oral anticoagulation, new therapeutic approaches have been developed.1 Transcatheter closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is becoming more common as an interventional therapy to prevent thromboembolic complications in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and contraindications to chronic oral(More)
UNLABELLED Previous studies have shown that a ratio of early transmitral flow velocity to early diastolic velocity of the mitral annulus (E/E') of > 15, obtained by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI), correlates with left ventricular filling pressure. OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to assess whether E/E' provides prognostic information in patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION The significant risk of sudden arrhythmic death in patients with congestive heart failure and electromechanical ventricular dyssynchrony has led to increased use of combined cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the echocardiographic variables in patients undergoing CRT-D that predict the(More)
In this research, key determinants of expected short-term export performance improvement are identified. We develop a conceptual framework that incorporates past, current and expected performance, internal and external forces of the firm, and pricing strategy adaptation to the foreign market. The framework is tested via a field survey of industrial(More)
UNLABELLED Left atrial enlargement is common in many cardiac diseases; a major determinant of this enlargement is left ventricular diastolic pressure. Left atrial volume (LAV) has recently been linked to adverse prognosis. The objective of our study was to assess LAV as a prognostic marker in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and to correlate LAV(More)
Clinically childhood occipital lobe epilepsy (OLE) manifests itself with distinct syndromes. The traditional EEG recordings have not been able to overcome the difficulty in correlating the ictal clinical symptoms to the onset in particular areas of the occipital lobes. To understand these syndromes it is important to map with more precision the(More)
UNLABELLED Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a novel treatment for systolic heart failure and in successful cases reverse remodeling occurs with reduction of left ventricular (LV) dimensions and volumes. The term "responders" applies to all patients who improve in functional class and quality of life; however, some responders show exceptional(More)