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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with refractory heart failure (HF) and incomplete left bundle branch block ("narrow" QRS), together with echocardiographic evidence of interventricular and intraventricular asynchrony. BACKGROUND Cardiac resynchronization therapy has(More)
A case of spondylo-epimetaphyseal dysplasia with joint laxity (SEMDJL) in an Italian girl is reported. This condition is mainly observed in the Afrikaans population of South Africa with an ancestral founder believed to be localized in West Germany. This case might support a link with the European origin of SEMDJL.
On the basis of their experience, the authors refer to complications observable at the foot level in chronic uremic patients in long-term hemodialytic treatment. These complications, termed renal osteodystrophy, are attributed to alterations in the phosphocalcium metabolism and to hyperparathyroidism. From an anatomopathologic viewpoint, they are(More)
A negative answer to the Bernstein problem for entire H-perimeter minimizing intrinsic graphs is given in the setting of the first Heisenberg group H 1 endowed with its Carnot-Carathéodory metric structure. Moreover, in all Heisen-berg groups H n an area formula for intrinsic graphs with Sobolev regularity is provided, together with the associated first and(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiac resynchronisation therapy has proven to be effective in refractory heart failure (HF) patients with QRS >120-130 ms. Therefore, the aim of our study was to verify the long-term effectiveness of cardiac resynchronisation therapy in HF patients with echocardiographic evidence of mechanical asynchrony regardless of QRS duration. METHODS One(More)
The authors illustrate the different types of nervous disorders of the foot caused by congenital deformations of the lumbosacral spine. They classify these clinical forms according to the level of the neurological lesions, although emphasizing that more complex neurological damage may cause very atypical deformities that are difficult to classify. Today the(More)
Van Maldergem et al. (1992) described a new syndrome in an 11-year-old girl, characterized by: mental retardation, hypotonia, dysmorphic facies with telecanthus, epicanthus, broad flattened nose, large inverted W-shaped mouth, malformed ears, finger camptodactyly, and joint hyperlaxity. In this report we present a 5-year-old girl with very similar clinical(More)