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The frequencies of the HLA-A, -B and -DR were determined in a group of 59 transplant donors who died from subarachnoid haemorrhage within three days following the rupture of intracranial aneurysm (the SAH group) and compared with those of a control group consisting of 389 donors who died from other causes. The only significant difference was in the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate whether adhesion molecules play a role in acute ischemic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS Using immunofluorescence phenotyping and flow cytometry, the expression of leukocyte adhesion molecules CD54, CD11a, CD11b and CD18 in peripheral blood were measured within 12 h after onset of ischemia in 20 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study is to report major cardiac and cerebrovascular events after the Ross procedure in the large adult and pediatric population of the German-Dutch Ross registry. These data could provide an additional basis for discussions among physicians and a source of information for patients. METHODS AND RESULTS One thousand six(More)
The incidence of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery ranges from 7.7% to 28.1% in different studies, probably in relation to the criteria adopted to define AKI. AKI markedly increases mortality risk. However, despite the development of less invasive techniques, cardiac surgery remains the first option in many(More)
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