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Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is an autoimmune disease that affects the big arteries. A possible relationship between TA and tuberculosis (TB) has been suggested. Both diseases have similar chronic inflammatory lesions and occasionally granulomas on the arterial walls. We report a case of TA associated with TB.
The potential effects of propofol emulsion (Diprivan) on the neuromuscular transmission and muscular contraction were studied using in vitro and in vivo nerve-muscle preparations of rats. The contractions of the isolated rat diaphragm elicited by either indirect or direct electrical stimulation were inhibited by propofol emulsion at threshold concentrations… (More)