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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) co-morbid with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known as 'Rhupus syndrome' and is estimated to be present in between 0.01 and 2% of SLE and RA patients. The occurrence of aplastic anaemia in a patient with rhupus is very rare and a treatment for this condition has not been reported. A 52-year-old woman presented complaining of(More)
BACKGROUND The maze operation is effective for the restoration of sinus rhythm; however, restoration of atrial mechanical function has not been demonstrated in all patients. METHODS Maze operations were performed in 32 patients (13 men, 19 women; mean age 47.1 +/- 9.0 years) combined with valvular surgery (n = 25), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) (n =(More)
Emergency situations can occur anywhere and anytime in daily life. In the paper, we present an e-health system to perceive emergency situations of a patient. Using a wearable shirt (BioShirt) and a personal monitoring system (PBM), we obtain the body signals of a user. The monitoring system collects and transmits the vital signs to a personal digital(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) exhibit significant clinical heterogeneity, in terms of physical, social and psychological functions, as well as therapeutic responses. Here, we examined FM patients in terms of pain, physical, social and psychological variables to identify clinical subgroups that may be predictive of treatment patterns. METHODS(More)
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