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The MeOH extract of the aerial parts of Croton ruizianus afforded two new pregnane glycosides 1 and 2, together with the morphinandienone alkaloids flavinantine (3) and O-methylflavinantine (4). Their structures were elucidated by NMR experiments including 1H-1H (1D TOCSY and 2D DQF-COSY) and 1H-13C (HSQC, HMBC) spectroscopy. The proaggregating activity of(More)
An early systolic closure of the aortic valve was recorded in the echocardiogram in two patients with aortic root dissection. This sign, initially described in discrete subaortic stenosis and occasionally observed in mitral regurgitation and interventricular septal defect, has not so far been described in dissecting aneurysm of the aorta.
BACKGROUND Although different Doppler methods have been validated for aortic regurgitation quantification, the benefit of combining information from different methods has not been defined. METHODS Our study included 2 phases. In the initial phase (60 patients), Doppler parameters (jet width, short-axis jet area, apical jet area, regurgitant fraction from(More)
BACKGROUND The ability of computed tomography (CT)-assessed right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) to identify normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) at high risk of mortality or adverse outcome lacks clarity. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a systematic review and a meta-analysis of studies in normotensive patients with acute PE to assess(More)
We report the design and performance of 300-mK composite bolometers that use micromesh absorbers and support structures patterned from thin films of low-stress silicon nitride. The small geometrical filling factor of the micromesh absorber provides 20x reduction in heat capacity and cosmic ray cross section relative to a solid absorber with no loss in(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Measurement of valvular annular area is necessary for valvular flow volumen quantification by Doppler echocardiography. The aim of this work was to compare normal valvular annular area values obtained in a necropsic and an echocardiographic series and to ascertain whether a relationship exists between these areas and several(More)