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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Predictive factors of mortality in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with left ventricular dysfunction were analyzed during 5-year clinical follow-up after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 329 ACS consecutive patients (64.6±11.3 years, 227 males) who underwent PCI from January 2001 to(More)
INTRODUCTION In spite of advances in understanding and technology, postoperative pain remains poorly treated for a significant number of patients. In colorectal surgery, the need for developing novel analgesics is especially important. Patients after bowel surgery are assessed for rapid return of bowel function and opioids worsen ileus, nausea and(More)
Purpose: This study was designed to evaluate the question of whether a computed tomography (CT) protocol without an unenhanced phase could be used for diagnosis of appendicitis in pediatric patients who visited the emergency department (ED) with acute non-traumatic right lower abdominal pain. Methods: We retrospectively selected 100 samples from pediatric(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the clinical outcomes were associated with socioeconomic status (SES) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The author analyzed 2,358 patients (64.9 ± 12.3 yr old, 71.5% male) hospitalized with AMI between November 2005 and June 2010. SES was(More)
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