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Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology
Obesity is heritable and predisposes to many diseases. To understand the genetic basis of obesity better, here we conduct a genome-wide association study and Metabochip meta-analysis of body massExpand
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Defining the role of common variation in the genomic and biological architecture of adult human height
Using genome-wide data from 253,288 individuals, we identified 697 variants at genome-wide significance that together explained one-fifth of the heritability for adult height. By testing differentExpand
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Dissection of the Abdominal Aorta. Current Evidence and Implications for Treatment Strategies: A Review and Meta-Analysis of 92 Patients
Purpose: To report meta-analyses of published clinical experiences with abdominal aortic dissection (AAD), a rare event that is accountable for up to 4% of all aortic dissections. Methods: AllExpand
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Composition of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Is Associated With Cardiovascular Outcome: A Prognostic Study
Background— Identification of patients at risk for primary and secondary manifestations of atherosclerotic disease progression is based mainly on established risk factors. The atherosclerotic plaqueExpand
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Influence of smoking on incidence and prevalence of peripheral arterial disease.
OBJECTIVE Many studies have been published regarding the influence of smoking on the incidence and prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A systematic review was performed to establish theExpand
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Endovenous laser ablation: an experimental study on the mechanism of action
Abstract Objectives The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the mechanism of action of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) using an 810-nm diode laser. Methods We compared intermittent andExpand
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The significance of microemboli detection by means of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography monitoring in carotid endarterectomy.
PURPOSE Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) performed with continuous transcranial Doppler monitoring provides a unique opportunity to determine the number of cerebral microemboli and to relate theirExpand
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Association of intraoperative transcranial doppler monitoring variables with stroke from carotid endarterectomy.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The outcomes of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) are, in addition to patient baseline characteristics, highly dependent on the safety of the surgical procedure. During theExpand
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Acute management of aortobronchial and aortoesophageal fistulas using thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
BACKGROUND Aortobronchial fistula (ABF) and aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) are rare but lethal if untreated; open thoracic surgery is associated with high operative mortality and morbidity. In thisExpand
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Open repair, endovascular repair, and conservative management of true splenic artery aneurysms.
OBJECTIVE True splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) are a rare but potentially fatal pathology. For many years, open repair (OPEN) and conservative management (CONS) were the treatments of choice, butExpand
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