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Contrasting action of IL-12 and IL-18 in the development of dextran sodium sulphate colitis in mice.
BACKGROUND Interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-18 are major interferon (IFN)-gamma-inducing factors that collaborate with each other. The present study was conducted to determine the distinct roles of IL-12Expand
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Expression of PRAD1/cyclin D1, retinoblastoma gene products, and Ki67 in parathyroid hyperplasia caused by chronic renal failure versus primary adenoma.
BACKGROUND In primary hyperparathyroidism, certain genetic abnormalities responsible for parathyroid tumorigenesis are proposed, and it has been reported that the overexpression of PRAD1/cyclin D1Expand
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Bypass versus angioplasty in severe ischaemia of the leg
Introduction In most developed countries, the incidence of severe limb ischaemia, which is the presence of tissue loss (ulceration, gangrene) and pain at rest or at night, is estimated to be 50–100Expand
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Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.
BACKGROUND We reviewed currently available studies that investigated prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with a systematic literature search andExpand
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A meta-analysis of adjusted hazard ratios from 20 observational studies of bilateral versus single internal thoracic artery coronary artery bypass grafting.
OBJECTIVE In 2001, a landmark meta-analysis of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) versus single internal thoracic artery (SITA) coronary artery bypass grafting for long-term survival includedExpand
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Postoperative incision hernia in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and aortoiliac occlusive disease: a systematic review.
OBJECTIVES We conducted a systematic review to determine the incidence of postoperative incision hernia in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm compared to those with aortoiliac occlusive disease.Expand
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Surgical treatment of renal hyperparathyroidism.
Advanced secondary (renal) hyperparathyroidism induced by chronic renal disturbance is one of the most serious complications for long-term hemodialysis patients. Parathyroidectomy is indicated inExpand
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Off-pump coronary artery bypass sacrifices graft patency: meta-analysis of randomized trials.
CRD summary This review concluded that off-pump coronary artery bypass resulted in a significant increase in overall graft occlusion and particularly venous occlusion in comparison with conventionalExpand
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Review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials of remote ischemic preconditioning in cardiovascular surgery.
To determine whether remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is beneficial for patients who undergo cardiovascular surgery (CVS), a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlledExpand
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