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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether autonomic nervous activity is involved in the recurrence of spontaneous coronary spasm in variant angina. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Cardiology department of a university hospital. PATIENTS 18 patients with variant angina were divided into single attack group (SA; nine patients) and multiple attack group(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the relationship of QT dispersion on 12-lead electrocardiograms and left ventricular mass index on echocardiograms associated with the circadian rhythm of blood pressure (BP). Heart rate and BP were monitored every 30 min for 48 h in 62 patients with essential hypertension using an ambulatory BP monitoring device. The(More)
Bombyx mori cypovirus is a major pathogen which causes significant losses in silkworm cocoon harvests because the virus particles are embedded in micrometer-sized protein crystals called polyhedra and can remain infectious in harsh environmental conditions for years. But the remarkable stability of polyhedra can be applied on slow-release carriers of(More)
Silk gut processed from the silk glands of the silkworm could be an ideal biodegradable carrier for cell growth factors. We previously demonstrated that polyhedra, microcrystals of Cypovirus 1 polyhedrin, can serve as versatile carrier proteins. Here, we report the generation of a transgenic silkworm that expresses polyhedrin together with human basic(More)
Zipf distribution is an unambiguous target that any empirically accurate theory of the firm must hit. This result, taken together with those in (21) and (27), place important limits on models of firm dynamics. That is, (i) firm growth rates follow a Laplace distribution , (ii) the standard deviation in growth rates falls with initial firm size according to(More)
A 25-year-old Japanese female complaining chest oppression and palpitation was admitted to hospital under the presumptive diagnosis of ischemic heart disease (IHD), although no obvious underlying disease associated with IHD was detected. Coronary angiography showed stenosis at the proximal site of left anterior descending artery (LAD), with dilatation and(More)
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