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BACKGROUND The atrial substrate in chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with a left atrial spontaneous echo contrast (LASEC) has not been previously reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the atrial substrate properties and long-term follow-up results in the patients who received catheter ablation of chronic AF. METHODS Of 36 consecutive… (More)
A novel technique was developed to remove osseointegrated implants without enlarging the bony socket. Immediate replacement was performed simultaneously using a same-size implant with good primary stability. The prosthesis was delivered after 6 months of healing with good loading function. Good bone stability was found at the 12-month follow-up.
The level of serum Glutathioe S-transferase (GSTs) was first measured in 224 female patients with breast cancer and 17 patients with benign breast tumor and 96 normal female subjects. The relationship between serum GSTs and biological characteristics of breast cancer was studied. The mean serum GSTs in patients with breast cancer was 1.22 +/- 1.44 ng/ml.… (More)
Two male patients with achondroplastic dwarfism aged 7-5/12 and 14(1/2) years were treated with human growth hormone 5 mg daily. Both showed nitrogen retention on balance studies, the older second patient to a marked degree. In the younger patient, height increased from 95.4 to 106.3 cm on hgh 5 mg daily alone for 14 out of 24 months. The rate of growth… (More)