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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is an uncommon form of pulmonary hypertension (PH) characterized by progressive obstruction of small pulmonary veins and a dismal prognosis. Limited case series have reported a possible association between different chemotherapeutic agents and PVOD. We evaluated the relationship between chemotherapeutic agents and(More)
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is currently classified as a subgroup of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and accounts for 5-10% of cases initially considered to be idiopathic PAH. PVOD has been described as idiopathic or complicating other conditions, including connective tissue diseases, HIV infection, bone marrow transplantation, sarcoidosis(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters of oral salmon calcitonin (oSCT) administered over 14 days to men and women presenting with osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was a phase-I, 2-week, placebo-controlled, double-blind, double-dummy, randomized, gender-stratified study(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise can distend the normally compliant, thin-walled pulmonary vessels. Loss of distensibility has been suggested as an early marker of pulmonary vascular remodeling. We hypothesized that in mild pulmonary vascular disease (PVD), a reduction in vascular distensibility during exercise occurs prior to the development of overt resting pulmonary(More)
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a hemodynamic state of the pulmonary circulation characterised by an elevated pulmonary artery pressure. It can be the consequence of a wide variety of etiologies requiring distinct therapeutic approaches. Enormous progress has been made over the past decade in this field. A better understanding of the molecular basis of(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can be a rapidly progressive disorder and is associated with high rate of mortality, despite medical intervention. With the availability of effective therapy, early disease detection is an important strategic objective to improve treatment outcomes. Resting echocardiography is currently the recommended screening(More)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common congenital cardiac defect of the atrial septal wall affecting up to 25% of the population. PFO has received much clinical interest because it has been implicated in disease states such as stroke, migraine and decompression illness. More recently, there has been emerging evidence to support a clinically important(More)
Previously, we described ROVER, a DNA variant caller which identifies genetic variants from PCR-targeted massively parallel sequencing (MPS) datasets generated by the Hi-Plex protocol. ROVER permits stringent filtering of sequencing chemistry-induced errors by requiring reported variants to appear in both reads of overlapping pairs above certain thresholds(More)