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BACKGROUND Hypertension (HT) is common in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and is responsible for increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In this study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of 'uncontrolled HT' during background therapy in CAPD patients by using office measurements and ambulatory blood pressure(More)
INTRODUCTION Evidence suggests an association between insulin resistance, hypertension and impaired endothelial function. Studies have shown that insulin resistance precedes the development of hypertension. By improving insulin sensitivity, it may be possible to improve hypertension and the subsequent damage to vessel walls. Some data indicates beneficial(More)
In this paper, a new wireless sensor network architecture is introduced for underwater surveillance systems where sensors lie in surface buoys when nodes are first deployed. After deployment, sensors are lowered to various depths selected by our scheme such that the maximum coverage of the three dimensional sensor space is maintained. Each node has multiple(More)
OBJECTIVE POEMS syndrome with its classical five findings (Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M protein, and Skin changes) is a rare multisystem disease. Proinflammatory and proangiogenic cytokines play important roles in its pathogenesis. Treatment options are still debated. METHODS We present a 65-year-old man with POEMS syndrome who was(More)
BACKGROUND Changes in left ventricular (LV) geometry are frequent in patients with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Geometric adaptation of LV to various stimuli was reported to have adverse prognosis. This study aimed to identify independent risk factors, which contribute to the development of LV geometric remodelling in CAPD patients. (More)
AIM Increased asymmetrical dimethylarginine (ADMA) is known to disturb endothelial function. ACE inhibitors decrease plasma ADMA levels in diseases associated with endothelial dysfunction. The effects of ACE inhibition on endothelial function and plasma ADMA levels in Type 1 diabetic patients was evaluated in the study. METHODS Thirty Type 1 diabetic(More)
Cardiovascular events occur more frequently in sodium-sensitive patients with essential hypertension; recently, sodium sensitivity was shown to be a cardiovascular risk factor independently of other classic factors such as blood pressure and cigarette smoking This study examined the relationship between salt sensitivity status and target organ damage in(More)
Over 4600 exfoliated squamous cervical cells taken from appropriate Papanicolaou samples were classified as normal, mildly dysplastic, moderately dysplastic and severely dysplastic by an experienced cytopathologist. The slides were de-stained and subsequently re-stained with Feulgen Thionin-SO2 stain. Images of the nuclei were then captured, recorded and(More)
Multispectral images of stained cells enable the use of color differences to segment and/or to discriminate between image components, such as cell types and cellular subcomponents. When the spectral characteristics of the image components do not change over the area of a slide or from slide to slide, one can create a constant weighted linear combination of(More)
A 30-year-old asymptomatic pregnant woman at 38 weeks' gestation was noticed to have repetitive monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. A dilated left ventricle with moderately reduced systolic function was found on echocardiographic examination. To the best of our knowledge, a case of peripartum cardiomyopathy presenting with repetitive monomorphic(More)