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Dimethylphenylpiperazinium iodide (a nicotinic agonist) evokes noradrenaline release from human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells that have been pretreated with 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate for 8 min. This effect of dimethylphenylpiperazinium iodide was inhibited by 1 microM mecamylamine but not by 1 microM atropine, which suggests that SH-SY5Y cells(More)
The average overall incidence of neurologic complications in patients with infective endocarditis is 30%, with the vast majority of these complications in patients with left-sided valvular disease. The incidence of central nervous system manifestations, particularly of embolic events, tends to be higher in cases of endocarditis caused by more virulent(More)
Fragments of normal human adult vagina, when explanted onto glass slides gave rise to outgrowing sheets of pure epithelium, which had microscopic morphological features in common with normal vaginal epithelium. Infrequent fibroblast contamination was observed. Proliferating epithelial cells formedmultilayers of stratified squamous epithelium and(More)
Replacement of Ca2+ with Ba2+ in HEPES-buffered saline stimulated [3H]noradrenalin release in the human neuroblastoma clone SH-SY5Y by up to 20% of the cell content in the absence of other secretory stimuli. The Ba(2+)-evoked release was inhibited by 85% by 3 microM tetrodotoxin and 95% by 5 microM nifedipine. Ba2+ also increased the potency of K(+)-evoked(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have suggested that albumin has a value in cirrhotic patients undergoing paracentesis but its value in infection and sepsis is less clear. We planned to perform a meta-analysis of the risk of adverse outcomes in cirrhotic patients with and without albumin use. METHODS We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE in January 2013 for randomized studies(More)