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The effect of quinapril or metoprolol on heart rate variability (HRV) indexes was studied in patients who had recovered from acute myocardial infarction. Patients with stable coronary artery disease and normal volunteers were used as controls. Sixty patients with uncomplicated myocardial infarction (aged 32 to 74 years [mean 56.7]) were randomized to(More)
We report a successful outcome on an acute adenovirus myocarditis treated with a 24-hour high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (24-HDIVIG) in a 4.5-year-old girl. A postviral etiology of acute myocarditis was assessed on the basis of the polymerase chain reaction technique. Among other early markers of cardiac injury, cardiac isoform of troponin-I (cTnI) was(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer is a non-aggressive slow-growing disease. Surgery is often considered for the management of metastases. Chemotherapeutical agents may offer tumor reduction but radical tumor remission can only be achieved by surgery. The aim of the present study was to show the evolution of patients with lung metastases from colorectal cancer,(More)
Urinary bladder cancer accounts for approximately 5% of all newly diagnosed malignancies in the developed world. Smoking, occupational exposure and dietary factors constitute the most important exogenous risk factors for bladder carcinogenesis. Yet, individuals with seemingly equal exposure to environmental carcinogens develop bladder cancer in an(More)
The surgical treatment of the divided FDP tendon, more than 6 weeks old, in zone 2 is reviewed in 50 patients. The method used was the excision of the divided FDP tendon and the insertion of a thin tendon graft. There were 50 patients in this study; 36 were male and 14 female, aged from 18 to 60 years. All patients were markedly disabled because of loss of(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 2% of all cancers worldwide. For several decades cytokine therapy using either interleukin-2 (IL-2) or interferon -alpha (IFN-alpha) was the only effective treatment available for patients with metastatic RCC. Metastatic RCC represents a chemotherapy- and radiotherapy-resistant tumor with poor prognosis(More)
The representation of information in the Web today is mainly through natural language and its meaning is only interpretable to users who have studied understand the specific natural language. Thus, in the case of the Internal Regulation (IR) of an MSc course of a Greek State University in order to extract an (indispensable) conclusion, one must understand(More)
Although chloral hydrate sedation has been recommended as an alternative to general anesthesia for pediatric examinations, we have had inconsistent effects after rectal applications for ophthalmologic examinations. A retrospective analysis of rectal chloral hydrate for computer-assisted tomographic (CT) examinations on 20 pediatric patients revealed that(More)
PURPOSE To determine long-term survival and long-term stable disease in patients with atypical carcinoid tumor with liver metastases. METHODS From 1993 till 2008, the records of 56 patients with atypical carcinoid were reviewed. Nine of them who had liver metastases were analysed. All patients had carcinoid tumors confirmed histologically. Treatment,(More)
A case of an 18-cm large cystic, non-functioning endocrine (islet cell) tumour located at the tail of the pancreas in a 29-year-old Caucasian female is reported here. Pre-operative radioimmunoassays for pancreatic peptides were negative, while immunohistochemistry confirmed the neuroendocrine nature of the tumour. This is the largest cystic non-functioning(More)