The Database of Interacting Proteins (DIP; http://dip.doe-mbi.ucla. edu) is a database that documents experimentally determined protein-protein interactions. Since January 2000 the number of protein-protein interactions in DIP has nearly tripled to 3472 and the number of proteins to 2659. New interactive tools have been developed to aid in the… (More)
BACKGROUND The ankle brachial index (ABI) is a known measure of lower-limb peripheral artery disease (PAD), as well as a marker for other cardiovascular disease events. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to compare the prevalence of abnormal ABI scores (ABI <or= 0.9) between: consecutive patients with acute ischaemic stroke (IS), primary care patients with refractory… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The etiological classification of patients with transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is a difficult endeavor and the use of serum biomarkers could improve the diagnostic accuracy. The aim of this study was to correlate atrial fibrillation, the main cardioembolic etiology (CE), with different serum biomarkers measured in consecutive TIA… (More)
BACKGROUND Patients infected with influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 virus requiring admission to the ICU remain an important source of mortality during the influenza season. The objective of the study was to assess the impact of a delay in diagnosis of community-acquired influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 virus infection on clinical outcome in critically ill patients admitted… (More)
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Numerous abnormalities of the peripheral blood T cell compartment have been reported in human chronic Trypanosoma cruzi infection and related to prolonged antigenic stimulation by persisting parasites. Herein, we measured circulating lymphocytes of various phenotypes based on the differential expression of CD19, CD4, CD27, CD10, IgD, IgM, IgG and CD138 in a… (More)
We report a case of a mixed sensorimotor, predominantly axonal mononeuritis multiplex that developed after a severe meningococcal septicemia and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with associated distal limb necrosis. Ischemia resulting from the DIC-induced multiple vascular occlusions is suggested as the leading cause of this neuropathy.