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Patients with sick sinus syndrome have a high prevalence of cerebral ischemia and emboli of the viscera and extremities. The present study was designed to establish the prevalence of stroke in patients with sick sinus syndrome, with specific attention to pacing mode, atrial function (evaluated using Doppler echocardiography) and the clinical condition of(More)
Several studies reported that the annual incidence of stroke in patients with sick sinus syndrome ranges from 6 to 10% while the incidence of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation is about 2-4% and about 0.1% in the normal population. We evaluated the prevalence of cerebral ischemia and peripheral embolism and investigated the predictor factors in a(More)
The authors report a series of 10 reconnections, 4 after Hartmann operations for cancer, 3 after Mikulicz for diverticular disease, 1 after Hartmann for diverticular disease, 2 after Hartmann for traumatic perforation of sigma. Neither surgical complications nor death are reported. To reduce the risk of complication it is necessary to execute colorectal(More)
Up to 10% of all patients at the Emergency Department present for acute abdominal pain. The C-reactive protein (CRP) and white blood cell (WBC) are routinely determined as part of the workup of patients with abdominal pain. Three large prospective cohort studies comprising a total of 2961 adult patients with acute abdominal pain were selected. CRP levels(More)
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