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BACKGROUND Although most of the deleterious effects of sepsis-induced apoptosis have been attributed to increased lymphocyte cell death, caspase activation may directly alter cell function of different organ systems. We postulated that left ventricular (LV) cardiomyocyte caspase activation is directly involved in sepsis-induced heart contractile(More)
Chopin. Inhaled NO reduces leukocyte-endothelial cell interactions and myocardial dysfunction in endotoxemic rats. Inhaled nitric oxide (NO) has been shown to have some protective effect in the peripheral distal inflamed vascula-ture. The objective of the study was to determine whether inhaled NO would reduce endotoxin-induced leukocyte activation and(More)
Eight cases of convulsive coma by water intoxication without predisposing disease in the majority of instances in psychiatric patients, added to 25 cases from the literature make it possible to describe a stereotyped picture of "psychogenic" water intoxication. This includes episodes of polydipsia preceding convulsions and altered conscious level,(More)
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