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BACKGROUND Nonsedating H(1)-antihistamines are recommended for the treatment of urticaria by the recent EAACI/GA(2)LEN/EDF guidelines. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy, after 4 weeks of treatment, with levocetirizine 5 mg and desloratadine 5 mg, both once daily in the morning, in symptomatic chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) patients. (More)
In a study begun in 1985, 1,026 children between the ages of 5 and 12 years, living in an area of low Japanese encephalitis (JE) infection, were vaccinated with live-attenuated JE vaccine, strain SA14-14-2. A group of 47 of the vaccinated children, 5-6 years of age, were examined for fever and other systemic reactions every other day for 2 weeks following(More)
Myocardial fibrosis is regarded as a pivotal proarrhythmic substrate, but there have been no comprehensive studies showing a correlation between the severity of fibrosis and ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTAs). Our purpose was to document this relationship in a transgenic (TG) strain of mice with fibrotic cardiomyopathy. TG mice with cardiac overexpression(More)
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