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High doses of L-carnitine in acute myocardial infarction: metabolic and antiarrhythmic effects.
Fatty acids accumulate in the muscle cells in some carnitine deficiency syndromes due to a variety of genetic defects in intermediary metabolism. L-Carnitine administration may relieve this excess byExpand
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[''Isolated'' single umbilical artery: incidence, cytogenetic abnormalities, malformation and perinatal outcome].
AIM The aim of the study was to 1) evaluate the gestational age at diagnosis and the incidence of single umbilical artery in an unselected population of 3750 pregnant women; 2) identify itsExpand
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Prenatal diagnosis of chromosome 4 mosaicism: Prognostic role of cytogenetic, molecular, and ultrasound/MRI characterization
Trisomy 4 mosaicism is extremely rare: herein we report the cytogenetic and molecular characterization and prenatal US findings of a case diagnosed prenatally. The diagnosis of level III mosaicismExpand
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Four phases of checks for exclusion of umbilical cord blood donors.
AIM The aim of this study was to analyse umbilical cord blood (UCB) collection over 1 year between October 2008 and September 2009, seeking ways to improve the number of suitable banked UCB units.Expand
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Sexuality in aging: a study of a group of 300 elderly men and women.
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Tako-Tsubo syndrome in a psychiatric woman with bipolar disorder.
Apical ballooning syndrome (ABS), also referred to as Tako–Tsubo or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is a reversible cardiovascular disease that mimics an acute myocardial infarction [1].Expand
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A "strange cough": 3D-echocardiography for diagnosis of late tricuspid valve endocarditis in a former drug addict with septic pulmonary emboli.
Tricuspid valve endocarditis (TVE) is not an uncommon finding in intravenous drug addicts [1]. TVE with pulmonary septic embolization, however, is a less common finding [2]. Even more rare is theExpand
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Septal rupture with right ventricular wall dissecting haematoma communicating with left ventricle after inferior myocardial infarction.
We report the case of an 86-year-old man referred for abdominal pain and ECG signs of inferior myocardial infarction. Transthoracic, transoesophageal and contrast echocardiographs showed a septalExpand
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[Current status of hemodynamic studies in cardiomyopathies].
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[Acute effects of oral acebutolol on exercise tolerance in patients with stable angina pectoris (author's transl)].
Twelve patients affected by stable effort angina were included in a double blind, cross-over study of Acebutolol and Placebo; Acebutolol was orally administered in a dose of 200 mg. Each treatmentExpand