Dolice Victor

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A 58-year-old man developed herpes zoster ophthalmicus with delayed hemiparesis. Temporal artery biopsy confirmed the presence of a vasculitis. Electron microscopy of the temporal artery failed to reveal viral particles. Herpes zoster ophthalmicus with delayed arteritis appeared to be a contiguous spread of vasculitis to the carotid system and not a direct(More)
In an analysis of the possible association of endothelial constitutive nitric oxide synthase (ecNOS) gene polymorphism and plasma nitric oxide levels in patients with acute coronary syndrome, we investigated 106 patients with the syndrome and 100 healthy controls. Genotype was determined using the polymerase chain reaction; plasma nitric oxide levels were(More)
The eyes of a 44-month-old boy with Cockayne's syndrome had retinal pigmentary abnormalities that included variable pigmentation and excessive lipofuscin deposition in the retinal pigment epithelium and unusual pigmented cells in the retina and subretinal space. There was optic nerve atrophy with loss of nerve fibers and myelin sheaths and also atrophy of(More)
OBJECTIVES Myeloperoxidase, an abundant leucocyte enzyme, is elevated in culprit lesions that have ruptured in patients with sudden cardiac injury. Multiple lines of evidence suggest an association between myeloperoxidase and inflammation and acute coronary syndrome. Myeloperoxidase has been proposed as a potent risk marker and diagnostic tool in acute(More)
CD40-CD40L interaction plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. The clinical predictive value of Soluble CD40 Ligand (sCD40L) was evaluated in patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and Non-Cardiac Chest Pain (NCCP). The levels of serum soluble CD 40 ligand were measured by ELISA in 485 patients(More)
A 27-year-old patient with severe migraine developed bilateral disk edema and retinal hemorrhages during a prolonged attack of his illness, lasting at least two months. The combination of bilateral disk edema and diffuse superficial retinal hemorrhages was considered to be a manifestation of prolonged valsalva efforts accompanying the migraine attack and of(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Elevated lipid profile and reduced antioxidants accelerate the formation of atherosclerosis. Multiple lines of evidences have suggested that increased lipids and low antioxidants are the major risk factors for the incidence of acute coronary syndrome. Oxidative stress evaluation is now considered as an index for the assessment of(More)
A 76-year-old male with a severely deforming rheumatoid arthritis, eosinophilia, polymyositis, and episcleritis developed a transient tonic pupil. The episcleritis, and a muscle biopsy revealing an occlusive arteritis with eosinophilia, suggest that a wide-spread rheumatoid arteritis caused a reversible ischemic insult to the ciliary ganglion and thus(More)