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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was: 1) to evaluate the acute and late outcomes of a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) program including both the transfemoral (TF) and transapical (TA) approaches; and 2) to determine the results of TAVI in patients deemed inoperable because of either porcelain aorta or frailty. BACKGROUND Very few data exist(More)
PURPOSE [corrected] Capecitabine (Xeloda) is a novel fluoropyrimidine carbamate rationally designed to generate 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) preferentially in tumors. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the preferential activation of capecitabine, after oral administration, in tumor in colorectal cancer patients, by the comparison of 5-FU concentrations(More)
Numerous studies and reviews support an important contribution of endogenous opioid peptide systems in the mediation, modulation, and regulation of stress responses including endocrine (hypothalamopituitary-adrenal, HPA axis), autonomic nervous system (ANS axis), and behavioral responses. Although several discrepancies exist, the most consistent finding(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the main baseline and procedural characteristics, management, and clinical outcomes of patients from a large cohort of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) who suffered coronary obstruction (CO). BACKGROUND Very little data exist on CO following TAVI. METHODS This multicenter(More)
AIMS Very few data exist on the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The objectives of the present study were (i) to determine the incidence, predictive factors, and prognostic value of AKI following TAVI, and (ii) to compare the occurrence of AKI in TAVI vs. surgical aortic valve(More)
The lateral part of the ventral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (vlBNST) is a critical site for the antiaversive effects of noradrenergic drugs during opioid withdrawal. The objective of the present study is to identify the cellular action(s) of noradrenaline in the vlBNST after withdrawal from a 5d treatment with morphine. The vlBNST is a heterogeneous(More)
The contrast of outdoor images acquired under adverse weather conditions, especially foggy weather, is altered by the scattering of daylight by atmospheric particles. As a consequence, different methods have been designed to restore the contrast of these images. However, there is a lack of methodology to assess the performances of the methods or to rate(More)
The connections of limbic structures are remarkably constant across species. However, different species express fear in distinct ways. Because the central amygdaloid nucleus is considered an important mediator of fear responses, we compared the physiological properties of central amygdala neurons in guinea pigs, rats and cats using whole-cell recordings in(More)
BACKGROUND Very few data exist on the clinical impact of permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of PPI after transcatheter aortic valve implantation on late outcomes in a large cohort of patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 1556 consecutive patients(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the predictive factors and prognostic value of new-onset persistent left bundle branch block (LBBB) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with a balloon-expandable valve. BACKGROUND The predictors of persistent (vs. transient or absent) LBBB after TAVI with a balloon-expandable valve and its(More)