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Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis represents a major complication in oesophageal cancer surgery. Nerve-muscle transplantation to the paraglottic space after resection of the recurrent laryngeal nerve with the ansa cervicalis (AC) has recently become the procedure of choice. The aim of this study was to investigate the anatomical variations of AC in order(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Apolipoprotein E (apoE) has been implicated in regenerative processes in the brain after trauma, as well as in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Inheritance of a specific apo epsilon allele (apo epsilon 4) determines in part the risk and the mean age at onset of Alzheimer's disease. ApoE has been found to bind isoform(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether some offspring of women with diabetes are intrinsically more active than others in utero and whether those who are active are able to normalize their birth weight despite maternal hyperglycemia. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a three-phase study to view the relationship between fetal movements and subsequent birth(More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is an acute cardiac condition with a substantial mortality for which no specific treatment is available. We have previously shown that isoflurane attenuates the development of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in an experimental TS-model. We compared the effects of equi-anaesthetic doses of isoflurane, propofol and(More)
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