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Gestational thyrotoxicosis and hyperemesis gravidarum: possible role of hCG with higher stimulating activity
OBJECTIVE The thyroid gland is physiologically stimulated in normal early pregnancy. However, clinical thyrotoxicosis in normal pregnancy has not been well described. In order to clarify this weExpand
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Prolonged recovery of cardiac output after maximal exercise in patients with chronic heart failure.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to characterize the kinetics of cardiac output during recovery from maximal exercise in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Recent studiesExpand
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Effect of cilostazol on restenosis after coronary angioplasty and stenting in comparison to conventional coronary artery stenting with ticlopidine.
BACKGROUND The role of antiplatelet therapy with ticlopidine plus aspirin in the prevention of subacute thrombosis after coronary artery stenting has been established. However, restenosis remains aExpand
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Analysis of J waves during myocardial ischaemia.
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between J-wave dynamics and arrhythmias during myocardial ischaemia in patients with vasospastic angina (VSA). METHODS AND RESULTSExpand
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Significance of end-tidal P(CO(2)) response to exercise and its relation to functional capacity in patients with chronic heart failure.
OBJECTIVES The value of end-tidal PCO(2) monitoring during exercise in patients with chronic heart failure has not been elucidated. The present study was designed to examine end-tidal PCO(2) responseExpand
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Extreme efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy for severe burning pain in a patient with small fiber neuropathy associated with primary Sjögren’s syndrome
Neurological involvement occurs in approximately 20% of patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome. Although neurological symptoms can affect the peripheral nervous system and the central nervousExpand
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Effect of percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy on postexercise breathlessness as determined by ventilation during recovery from constant workload exercise.
We evaluated the effect of percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) on ventilatory variables and dyspnea during recovery from a 6-minute submaximal constant workload exercise, and showedExpand
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Clinical and pathophysiological features of amaurosis fugax in Japanese stroke patients.
OBJECTIVE It has been emphasized that amaurosis fugax (AmF) is caused by thromboembolism due to atheromatous lesions of the extracranial carotid artery (EC-CA) in Caucasian populations. However,Expand
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Post-regulatory reform productivity gains in Japan's electricity industry
Following two periods of regulatory reforms in 1996 and in 2000, there has been rapid progress in restructuring Japan's electricity industry. The purpose of this study is to analyse the effect of theExpand
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Hemodynamic basis of the reduced oxygen uptake relative to work rate during incremental exercise in patients with chronic heart failure.
BACKGROUND The ratio of the increase in oxygen uptake to the increase in work rate (DeltaVO2/DeltaWR) during incremental exercise is reduced in patients with severe chronic heart failure (CHF).Expand
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