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Frequency of the metabolic syndrome in screened South African corporate executives.
AIM The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of the metabolic syndrome in a specific group of people. PATIENTS AND METHODS The ATP III criteria were used to identify the metabolicExpand
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Autonomic impairment in rheumatoid arthritis
To determine if there is a difference between autonomic cardiac control as measured by heart rate variability (HRV) in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to a healthy control group.
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Respiratory muscle fatigue after an ultra-marathon measured as inspiratory task failure.
Controversial literature exists concerning the occurrence of inspiratory muscle fatigue during efforts performed outside a laboratory. The purpose of this study was to assess inspiratory muscleExpand
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The anti-inflammatory interactions of epinephrine with human neutrophils in vitro are achieved by cyclic AMP-mediated accelerated resequestration of cytosolic calcium.
This study was designed to evaluate the effects of epinephrine (0.01-1 microM) on superoxide production by, and release of elastase from human neutrophils activated with the chemotactic tripeptide,Expand
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Solitary Papillary Muscle Hypertrophy: A New Echo-Electrocardiographic Syndrome? A Case Report
  • J. Ker
  • Medicine
  • Angiology
  • 17 July 2007
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the term for a heterogeneous group of disorders for which various mutations of genes involving proteins of the cardiac sarcomere lead to hypertrophy of various segmentsExpand
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Cardiovascular pharmacogenetics.
Human genetic variation in the form of single nucleotide polymorphisms as well as more complex structural variations such as insertions, deletions and copy number variants, is partially responsibleExpand
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Effect of exercise on cardiac autonomic function in females with rheumatoid arthritis
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of exercise on cardiac autonomic function as measured by short-term heart rate variability (HRV) in females suffering from rheumatoid arthritisExpand
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Isolated left ventricular non-compaction as a cause of thrombo-embolic stroke: a case report and review.
Isolated left ventricular non-compaction is the result of incomplete myocardial morphogenesis, leading to persistence of the embryonic myocardium. The condition is recognised by an excessivelyExpand
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An educational intervention to improve the quality of care of diabetic patients.
OBJECTIVE As few studies have addressed intervention for in-hospital care of diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, we set out to investigate whether an educational intervention targeting doctors couldExpand
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Bicuspid aortic valve disease and lipoprotein(a)--a concept worth exploring?
  • J. Ker
  • Medicine
  • International journal of cardiology
  • 1 June 2014
treatment strategy in patients with recent acute-onset chest pain: results from the randomised, controlled trial: CArdiac cT in the treatment of acute CHest pain (CATCH). Int J Cardiol 2013 OctExpand
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