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AIMS Direct angioplasty is an effective treatment for ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The role of very early angioplasty in non-ST-elevation infarction is not known. Thus, a randomized study of first day angiography/angioplasty vs early conservative therapy of evolving myocardial infarction without persistent ST-elevation was conducted. METHODS One(More)
Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with silicone oil implantation (SOI) was performed for advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in 110 eyes of 98 diabetic patients. In 77 eyes (70%) it was a primary SOI as part of the initial operation; in 33 eyes (30%) it was a secondary SOI in reoperations. Indications for SOI were traction retinal detachment of the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term results of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and silicone oil implantation (SOI) for giant retinal tears (GT). METHODS PPV with SOI was performed for GT in 50 eyes of 46 patients. Thirty-one eyes (62%) of 27 patients suffered from idiopathic GT. A direct injury of the eye preceded GT in 19 eyes (38%), a contusion in 14 and(More)
The authors evaluate the results of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with intravitreal implantation of silicon oil (ISO) in 19 eyes of 17 patients with gigantic tears of the retina. During the mean observation period of 22 months the operation was successful in 15 of 19 eyes (78%). The retina adhered on the entire surface in 12 eyes (65%), in three eyes (15%)(More)
A unique case of a larva migrans lentis in a 33-year-old female is presented. The intraocular larval (obviously Toxocara) affection was characterized in the first phase by the development of a peripheral chorioretinal granuloma and in the second phase by the finding of larva migrans in the lens. The lively larva appeared several times in the pupillary area(More)
The study is designed to determine the relationship between the progress of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration and the activity of the visual cortex examined using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Ten patients with the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (9 female and 1 male) with a mean age of 74.7 years (58-85 years) at(More)
Twenty-one patients were followed up for at least 6 months after pars plana vitrectomy and liquid silicone injection into the vitreous for complicated retinal detachment by means of specular microscopy. In 17 eyes without silicone penetration into the anterior chamber, only insignificant changes were observed. In contrast, in 4 eyes, where a large drop of(More)
Specular microscopic and histopathologic findings in the corneal endothelium were compared after the injection of liquid silicone into the anterior chamber of both eyes in 15 rabbits. The findings demonstrated serious damage to the endothelium in the area of contact of liquid silicone with the posterior surface of the cornea and disclosed some problems in(More)
BACKGROUND Acute phase protein concentrations and serum copper levels in patients in acute phase of myocardial infarction were significantly higher in subjects with heart failure compared to patients with non-complicated course of myocardial infarction. Acute phase protein concentrations correlated with the parameters of the left ventricular systolic(More)