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Long-term consequences of Kawasaki disease. A 10- to 21-year follow-up study of 594 patients.
BACKGROUND The long-term consequences of the cardiovascular sequelae in Kawasaki disease remain uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS We identified 594 consecutive children with acute Kawasaki diseaseExpand
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Identification of Toxin A-Negative, Toxin B-Positive Clostridium difficile by PCR
ABSTRACT Toxigenic strains of Clostridium difficile have been reported to produce both toxins A and B nearly always, and nontoxigenic strains have been reported to produce neither of these toxins.Expand
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Characterization of the human NDRG gene family: a newly identified member, NDRG4, is specifically expressed in brain and heart.
RTP/Drg1/Cap43/rit42/TDD5/Ndr1/NDRG1 (referred to as NDRG1 hereafter) is a cytoplasmic protein involved in stress responses, hormone responses, cell growth, and differentiation. Recently, theExpand
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A placebo-controlled trial of acotiamide for meal-related symptoms of functional dyspepsia
Objective To determine the efficacy of acotiamide, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD) in a 4-week trial Methods A multicentre, randomised,Expand
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Serial evaluation for myocardial performance in fetuses and neonates using a new Doppler index
Abstract Background: Fetal echocardiography has been used for non‐invasive evaluation of human fetal cardiac anatomy, function and hemodynamics. The Tei index, a new Doppler index known to beExpand
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Colonisation and transmission of Clostridium difficile in healthy individuals examined by PCR ribotyping and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.
Healthy adults who had not been exposed to antimicrobial agents for the preceding 4 weeks were examined for intestinal carriage of Clostridium difficile. The 1234 individuals examined were composedExpand
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The children of parents exposed to atomic bombs: estimates of the genetic doubling dose of radiation for humans.
The data collected in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the past 40 years on the children of survivors of the atomic bombings and on the children of a suitable control population are analyzed on theExpand
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Deletions in the repeating sequences of the toxin A gene of toxin A-negative, toxin B-positive Clostridium difficile strains.
The repeating sequences of the toxin A gene from toxin A-negative, toxin B-positive (toxin A-, toxin B+) strains of Clostridium difficile which were isolated in geographically separated facilities inExpand
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Polo‐like kinase 1 (PLK1) is overexpressed in primary colorectal cancers
PLK (polo‐like kinase), the human counterpart of polo in Drosophila melanogaster and of CDC5 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, belongs to a family of serine/threonine kinases. It is intimately involved inExpand
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Injury-specific expression of activating transcription factor-3 in retinal ganglion cells and its colocalized expression with phosphorylated c-Jun.
PURPOSE To ascribe activating transcription factor (ATF)-3 as a specifically induced transcription factor after ON injury and to describe its putative role as a modulator of c-Jun transactivation. Expand
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