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BACKGROUND Volatile anesthetics disappear from an organism after the end of anesthesia. Whether changes of protein expression persist in the brain for a longer period is not known. This study investigates the question of whether the expression of proteins is altered in the rat brain after the end of desflurane anesthesia. METHODS Three groups (n = 12(More)
The hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus hydrothermalis was cultivated in continuous culture in a gas-lift bioreactor in the absence of elemental sulphur on both proteinaceous and maltose-containing media. Optimal conditions (pH, temperature and gas flow rate), determined on complex media that yielded maximal growth rate and maximal steady state cell(More)
STAT3 is an important transcription factor involved in immunity and cancer. In response to cytokine stimulation, STAT3 becomes phosphorylated on a single tyrosine residue. Tyrosine-phosphorylated STAT3 accumulates in the nucleus, binds to specific DNA response elements and induces gene expression. Unphosphorylated, latent STAT3 shuttles constitutively(More)
The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the management of the most common complications encountered during subarachnoid hemorrhage and endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. We reviewed the literature and identified the complications encountered during endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. We report current management(More)
Cytokines are important mediators coordinating inflammation and wound healing in response to tissue damage and infection. Therefore, immobilization of cytokines on the surface of biomaterials is a promising approach to improve biocompatibility. Soluble cytokines signal through receptors on the cell surface leading to cell differentiation, proliferation, or(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a case of a cavernous malformation presenting with a subdural hematoma. METHODS A 27-year-old woman was admitted with progressively worsening headache, vomiting, weakness, and word-finding difficulties 1 week after she was discharged from an outside hospital, where she was managed conservatively for a presumed traumatic subdural(More)
INTRODUCTION We evaluated hydrogel filaments loaded with barium sulphate and either gadolinium or superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) in an effort to develop an embolic material that is visible with fluoroscopic and magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS Hydrogel filaments were prepared with gadolinium and iron concentrations ranging from 1,500 to 7,500 and(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to monitor and to optimize heparinization during endovascular procedures in the New Zealand White Rabbit (NZWR) model. METHODS Right common carotid artery aneurysms were surgically created in 43 NZWR, with an average weight of 4,330 g (range 3,500-5,430 g). The activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) was(More)
La plupart des sépultures collectives du Néolithique final ayant bénéficié de fouilles et d’un enregistrement optimaux ont livré une grande quantité d’ossements. Le croisement des données archéologiques et anthropologiques acquises sur le terrain et en laboratoire permet, en théorie, de restituer les pratiques mortuaires. L’investissement en temps et les(More)
Spinal ependymomas are rare tumours, with total resection favoured where possible. Several case series assessing the outcome following neurosurgical treatment for spinal ependymoma advocate the usage of adjuvant radiotherapy in cases of subtotal resection, or in unencapsulated tumours. We assessed the outcome of 61 consecutive cases of spinal ependymoma in(More)