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Morphology of Exertion-Triggered Plaque Rupture in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study
Background— Plaque rupture and secondary thrombus formation play key roles in the onset of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). One pathological study suggested that the morphologies of plaque ruptureExpand
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Influence of erythropoietin treatment on hemoglobin A1c levels in patients with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis.
We studied the influence of erythropoietin (EPO) treatment on hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels under conditions which eliminate the effect of changes in the blood glucose concentration. HbA1c levels,Expand
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Lipid-rich plaque and myocardial perfusion after successful stenting in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome: an optical coherence tomography study.
AIMS Although some recent guidelines recommend an early invasive strategy for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS), several studies have failed to identify any benefit for veryExpand
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Coronary microvascular resistance index immediately after primary percutaneous coronary intervention as a predictor of the transmural extent of infarction in patients with ST-segment elevation
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate whether microvascular resistance index (MVRI) immediately after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can predict the transmuralExpand
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Selection of autophagy or apoptosis in cells exposed to ER-stress depends on ATF4 expression pattern with or without CHOP expression
Summary Cells exposed to ER-stress undergo the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) to avoid apoptosis, but may also activate autophagy. However, the signal for selection of one of these two protectiveExpand
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Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Phase II Study of Serelaxin in Japanese Patients With Acute Heart Failure.
BACKGROUND Serelaxin, a recombinant form of human relaxin-2, is in development for treating acute heart failure (AHF) and a Phase II study in Japanese AHF patients was conducted. METHODS ANDExpand
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(64)Cu-ATSM therapy targets regions with activated DNA repair and enrichment of CD133(+) cells in an HT-29 tumor model: Sensitization with a nucleic acid antimetabolite.
(64)Cu-diacetyl-bis (N(4)-methylthiosemicarbazone) ((64)Cu-ATSM) is a potential theranostic agent targeting the over-reduced state under hypoxia within tumors. Recent clinical Cu-ATSM positronExpand
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Controlled Administration of Penicillamine Reduces Radiation Exposure in Critical Organs during 64Cu-ATSM Internal Radiotherapy: A Novel Strategy for Liver Protection
Purpose 64Cu-diacetyl-bis (N 4-methylthiosemicarbazone) (64Cu-ATSM) is a promising theranostic agent that targets hypoxic regions in tumors related to malignant characteristics. Its diagnosticExpand
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Torsion of a Nongravid Uterus with a Large Ovarian Cyst: Usefulness of Contrast MR Image
Torsion of a nongravid uterus is extremely rare. Most cases of uterine torsion occur during pregnancy. Here we report a case of nongravid uterus torsion with a large adnexal mass. A 73-year-old womanExpand
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Low-density lipoprotein apheresis retards the progression of hyperlipidemic overt diabetic nephropathy.
BACKGROUND Hyperlipidemia has recently received attention as being involved in the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Low-density lipoprotein apheresis (LDL-A) can remove a large amount ofExpand
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