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To test the value of currently proposed angiographic categorizations of vein of Galen malformations and a hypothesis regarding the causes of vein of Galen malformations and of accompanying hydrocephalus, as well as to assess the relative utility of MR imaging and CT in clinical evaluation, we reviewed the clinical and radiologic records of 34 patients with(More)
Recent advances in genomics and functional genomics have enabled large-scale analyses of gene and protein function by means of high-throughput cell biological analyses. Thereby, cells in culture can be perturbed in vitro and the induced effects recorded and analyzed. Perturbations can be triggered in several ways, for instance with molecules (siRNA,(More)
The cytoprotective effects of prostaglandins have been utilized in the prevention of hepatitis B virus reactivation after liver transplantation. This pilot study evaluated the effects of oral prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in chronic viral hepatitis B and C. Twenty patients with chronic hepatitis B and 20 patients with chronic hepatitis C received 4mg day-1 PGE2(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is a very high mortality rate (>50%) with acute renal failure (ARF) in the intensive care unit (ICU), there is no general consensus on the best dialysis treatment for this condition. METHODS We surveyed by mail questionnaire, all adult academic and community registered Canadian nephrology centers that offer treatment for ARF. (More)