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BACKGROUND Pulse pressure (PP) in acute stroke may be related to the outcome. The link between PP in the first week following ischemic stroke and early outcome was assessed. METHODS We calculated mean PPs during the first 7 days after stroke onset in 1,677 patients. Poor outcome at hospital discharge was defined as a modified Rankin scale score of 3 or(More)
AIM We sought to determine whether there were differences between men and women with acute stroke in their baseline characteristics and outcome in a large cohort of patients randomized in the International Stroke Trial (IST). METHODS Of the 19,435 patients randomized in the IST, 17,370 had an ischemic stroke confirmed by CT scan or autopsy (8,003 female(More)
BACKGROUND It has been shown that, among patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), diabetes is associated with a significantly higher mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate in a large cohort of patients the impact of diabetes on mortality in a large cohort of patients with STEMI treated with primary angioplasty. (More)
BACKGROUND In patients with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS), the long-term risk of deathand myocardial infarction (MI) is estimated by scores based on noninvasively derived variables. Much less is known about the relation between the degree of atherosclerotic burden in the coronary tree and the long-term risk of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Significant intercenter variability in quality of care and stroke outcomes was found in many countries. The aim of the study was to compare the acute ischemic stroke care and outcomes in centers participating in the Polish National Stroke Prevention and Treatment Registry. METHODS The World Health Organization Stepwise Approach to(More)
We compare six metaheuristic optimization algorithms applied to solving the travelling salesman problem. We focus on three classical approaches: genetic algorithms, simulated annealing and tabu search, and compare them with three recently developed ones: quantum annealing, particle swarm optimization and harmony search. On top of that we compare all results(More)
Cost-effectiveness acceptability curves (CEACs) have become widely used in applied health technology assessment and at the same time are criticized as unreliable decision-making tool. In this paper we show how using CEACs differs from maximizing expected net benefit (NB) and when it can lead to inconsistent decisions. In the case of comparing two(More)
The examinations were carried out in 44 women (age between 40 and 60 years) six years after surgery on account of a uterine leiomyoma. The total cholesterol (TC) level, HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C), LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), triglycerides (TG) and 17 beta-estradiol (E2) as well as the values of the atherogenic coefficient HDL-C/TC- and HDL-C/LDL-C were assessed.(More)
Serum levels of total cholesterol (TC), HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C), triglycerides (TG) and, 17 beta-estradiol (E2), as well as the values of LDL1-cholesterol (LDL1-C), HDL-C/TC, and HDL-C/LDL1-C were determined in 72 patients with uterine leiomyoma and 45 healthy women aged 34-54. The subjects were divided into three groups according to age and menstrual(More)