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The effect of diet enriched with a monounsaturated fatty acid (olive oil) on serum lipoproteins, biliary cholesterol saturation index, and gallbladder motility compared with a standard low-fat diet was evaluated in 11 young volunteers admitted to a metabolic ward. A significant decrease of mean total cholesterol (-9.5%), total apo B (-7.4%), LDL cholesterol(More)
We present measurements of the branching fractions of the decays B+-->eta'K+ and B0-->eta'K0. For B0-->eta(')K(0)(S) we also measure the time-dependent CP-violation parameters S eta'(K(0)(S)) and C eta'(K(0)(S)), and for B+-->eta'K+ the time-integrated charge asymmetry A(ch). The data sample corresponds to 88.9 x 10(6) BB pairs produced by e(+)e(-)(More)
We present a measurement of the time-dependent CP-violating (CPV) asymmetries in B0-->K(0)(S)pi(0) decays based on 124x10(6) Upsilon(4S)-->BB decays collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B factory at SLAC. In a sample containing 122+/-16 signal decays, we obtain the magnitudes of the direct CPV asymmetry(More)
BACKGROUND Serous psammocarcinoma is a form of ovarian carcinoma, characterized by massive psammoma body formation, invasiveness, and low-grade cytological features. We reported a new bilateral case of serous psammocarcinoma. We also reviewed the literature in order to delineate clinical, pathological, and prognostic features of this rare neoplasm. CASE(More)
CONTEXT The natural history of pancreatic pseudocysts has become well known in recent years, but the choice of a proper treatment still remains controversial. OBJECTIVE This study aims at establishing whether predictive factors influencing therapeutic outcomes exist. SETTING Patients with pancreatic pseudocysts following an episode of acute pancreatitis(More)
We studied subunit composition and Ca++-activated ATPase activity of myosin isolated from atria and ventricles of hearts explanted from patients suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. At variance with previously published data, we have been unable to detect in the ventricular subendocardial layers a significant amount of myosin atrial-like light(More)
1. In this study we sought to test the possibility that an olive-oil-rich diet might influence the membrane lipid composition and cation transport mechanisms in erythrocytes. 2. To this end, 11 normotensive normolipidaemic healthy volunteers were given a standard relatively low fat diet (28% of total energy) for 3 weeks, followed by a high fat (38% of total(More)
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) has been proven to be valuable in the diagnosis of middle ear cholesteatoma. The aims of our study were to evaluate the advantage of multi-shot turbo spin echo (MSh TSE) DWI compared to single-shot echo-planar (SSh EPI) DWI for the diagnosis of cholesteatoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-two(More)
Chronic infections have been associated with cardiovascular disease. We used bacterial culture, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and immunohistochemical staining with anti-vacA and anticagA antibodies to search for Helicobacter pylori and Chlamydiae pneumoniae in atherosclerotic plaques obtained at endarterectomy. Serum IgG antibodies to H. pylori and C.(More)