BACKGROUND Newly discovered circulating peptides, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (N-BNP) and adrenomedullin (ADM), were examined for prediction of cardiac function and prognosis and compared with previously reported markers in 121 patients with myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS The association between radionuclide left ventricular… (More)
We present the case of a traumatic posterior cerebral artery aneurysm from a self-inflicted pneumatic nail-gun missile injury through the roof of the mouth. The patient presented to us in a coma with subarachanoid and intraventricular hemorrhage. Cerebral angiography revealed an aneurysm of the left posterior cerebral artery with no distal filling. The… (More)
KEY POINTS Although there are many patient organisations in Europe, this is not the case in all countries across the globe.Access to care is one of the main global issues highlighted by the European Lung Foundation International Patient Advisory Committee.The European Respiratory Society/European Lung Foundation Healthy Lungs for Life campaign can be used… (More)
@ERSpublications Joint ERS/ESRS working group on the EU directive on issuing driving licences in obstructive sleep apnoea patients http://ow.ly/UNchD The widespread recognition that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) represents an important risk factor for motor vehicle accidents (MVA), which is reversed by successful therapy with continuous positive airway… (More)
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