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Aortic Valve Calcification: Determinants and Progression in the Population
Background—Aortic valve calcification (AVC) is considered degenerative. Recent data suggested links to atherosclerosis or coronary disease (CAD). Methods and Results—AVC and coronary arteryExpand
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Multiscale, presence-only habitat suitability models: fine-resolution maps for eight bat species
Summary To manage anthropogenic environmental change for the benefit of biodiversity, we must improve our understanding of the complex relationships between organisms and their environment. WeExpand
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Contribution of ischemic mitral regurgitation to congestive heart failure after myocardial infarction.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to define the contribution of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) to the occurrence of congestive heart failure (CHF) after myocardial infarction (MI). Expand
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Cardiopulmonary exercise testing determination of functional capacity in mitral regurgitation: physiologic and outcome implications.
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate prevalence, determinants, and clinical outcome implications of reduced functional capacity (FC) in patients with organic mitral regurgitation (MR). Expand
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Left atrial remodelling in mitral regurgitation--methodologic approach, physiological determinants, and outcome implications: a prospective quantitative Doppler-echocardiographic and electron
AIMS To define accurate and normal range of echocardiographic left atrial (LA) volume measurement and to assess the prevalence, determinants, and outcome implications of LA enlargement in mitralExpand
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Sample designs and sampling errors for the World Fertility Survey
The paper describes and tabulates sample design characteristics and parameters for 35 national surveys in developing countries conducted under the World Fertility Survey [WFS] programme. CommonExpand
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Medical and surgical outcome of tricuspid regurgitation caused by flail leaflets.
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the medical and surgical outcome of tricuspid regurgitation caused by flail leaflets. METHODS We analyzed the cause, clinical presentation, outcome, and naturalExpand
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B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Organic Mitral Regurgitation: Determinants and Impact on Outcome
Background—B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) activation observed in cardiac diseases is a predictor of poor outcome; however, in organic mitral regurgitation (MR), BNP determinants and prognosticExpand
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The Distributive Impact of the New Economic Model in Chile
As compared to the other case studies, the Chilean experience is characterised by two distinctive features. First, the transition to the New Economic Model (NEM) began ata much earlier date This canExpand
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iPS Cells: Mapping the Policy Issues
Given the explosion of research on induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, it is timely to consider the various ethical, legal, and social issues engaged by this fast-moving field. Here, we reviewExpand
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