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BACKGROUND Preliminary trials of direct coronary stenting have demonstrated the benefits of this approach. It lowers procedural cost, time, and radiation exposure compared with predilatation. Nevertheless, the long-term outcome after direct stenting remains less well known. METHODS Between January and September 1999, 338 patients were randomly assigned to(More)
BACKGROUND An aging population and better management of various heart diseases explain the exponential growth in incidence and prevalence of chronic heart failure, with poor prognosis and heavy health costs. Medical management is codified in international guidelines. The management of heart failure in over-80 year-old patients follows these guidelines, but(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of stent placement with and without balloon predilatation on duration of the procedure, reduction of procedure-related costs, and clinical outcomes. Although preliminary trials of direct coronary stenting have demonstrated promising results, the lack of randomized studies with long-term follow-up has(More)
INTRODUCTION The widespread use of amiodarone is limited by its toxicity, notably to the optic nerve. We report two cases of bilateral optic nerve neuropathy due to amiodarone, and provide a detailed description of the disease. OBSERVATIONS The first case was a 59-year-old man complaining from insidious monocular loss of vision within ten months of(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to make a prospective comparison of systematic stenting with provisional stenting guided by Doppler measurements of coronary velocity reserve and quantitative coronary angiography. BACKGROUND Despite the increasing use of stents during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, it is unclear whether systematic stenting is(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the recent trends in the epidemiology of non-typhoid Salmonella in Israel using a sentinel laboratory-based surveillance network. Between 1999 and 2009, 8758 Salmonella stool isolates were reported by five sentinel laboratories. There was a significant decrease in the incidence rate of Salmonella isolates from(More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) continues to be under-diagnosed, due to its varying presentation, with potentially serious consequences if treatment is delayed. AIMS To demonstrate the consistent involvement of catecholaminergic stress in TTC, regardless of the trigger. METHODS Between 01 July 2009 and 31 August 2013, patients managed in our(More)