E A Miroshnik

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OBJECTIVE To determine the urinary levels of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to assess their relationship with clinical and laboratory features and the degree of activity and damage associated with the disease. METHODS The study sample(More)
To determine the impact of early surgical intervention on long-term survival in patients with infective endocarditis (IE), charts of all patients who had IE from January 1987 through December 1996 were reviewed. A total of 252 patients with definite or possible IE were included. Forty-four patients (17.5%) had early surgery on median hospital day 2 (range,(More)
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