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One hundred highly informative simple sequence repeat (SSR) polymorphisms have been isolated and mapped to specific human chromosomes by somatic cell hybrid analysis. These markers include 97 (CA)n, 2 (AGAT)n, and a single (AACT)n repeat. All the SSRs have heterozygosities greater than 0.50 and can be amplified using identical PCR conditions. At least one(More)
Assignment of a susceptibility locus for cutaneous malignant melanoma-dysplastic nevus (CMM/DN) to chromosome 1p remains controversial. We examined the relationship between CMM/DN and markers D1S47, PND, and D1S160 on seven new families (set B) plus updated versions of six previously reported families (set A). Three linkage analyses were performed: (1) CMM(More)
KEY POINTS There are various effective treatment options for refractory posterior epistaxis including endoscopic diathermy or endoscopic artery ligation. If these treatment options are not immediately available, posterior nasal packing with Foley catheter is an effective and rapid non-surgical treatment alternative. A systematic approach is presented. The(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited evidence that the use of nitrates in acute decompensated heart failure early after presentation to a hospital can improve clinical outcomes. We aimed to determine whether early nitrate exposure is associated with improved survival in a large retrospective cohort study. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined 11 078 acute decompensated(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Mitral regurgitation remains a common problem, and when severe, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At present, echocardiography remains the primary modality for assessing both mechanism and severity of mitral regurgitation. However, recent studies demonstrate that the echocardiographic assessment of mitral(More)
Recurrent mitral regurgitation (MR) due to mitral annuloplasty ring dehiscence is an uncommon late complication of surgery, and is associated with an increased risk of heart failure and mortality. We report the first application of MitraClip for recurrent primary MR and annuloplasty ring dehiscence in a patient with prohibitive surgical risk.
Acute decompensated heart failure is a common reason for presentation to the emergency department and is associated with high rates of admission to hospital. Distinguishing between higher-risk patients needing hospitalization and lower-risk patients suitable for discharge home is important to optimize both cost-effectiveness and clinical outcomes. However,(More)
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