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Is remote ischaemic preconditioning of benefit to patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) is of benefit to patientsExpand
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Evaluation of the significance of cystatin C levels in patients suffering from coronary artery disease.
OBJECTIVES Cystatin C is a novel marker used in the diagnosis of preclinical chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of the study was to assess the role of cystatin C in the diagnosis of coronaryExpand
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Clinical utility of a commercial ligase chain reaction kit for the diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis.
SETTING In paucibacillary forms of smear-negative tuberculosis it is very difficult to establish a correct and rapid diagnosis, as several weeks are usually required to obtain positive results fromExpand
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Soluble Cell Adhesion Molecules - Does Estimating sVCAM-1 and sICAM-1 Concentration Provide Additional Information About Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease?
OBJECTIVES Cell adhesion molecules (CAM) are thought to have a great impact on endothelium functioning. Interaction between CAM and a receptor may lead to macrophage activation and the release ofExpand
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Sterno-bronchial fistula - an extremely rare complication after coronary artery bypass grafting Przetoka mostkowo-oskrzelowa: niezwykle rzadkie powikłanie po chirurgicznej rewaskularyzacji wieńcowej
The incidence of complications following temporary epicardial pacing wires implantation remains low. Although rare, their late results may be unfavorable for the long-term operative outcome. TheExpand
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Inhalations of 5-ALA in photodynamic diagnosis of bronchial cancer.
BACKGROUND Photodynamic bronchoscopy (PDD) allows for early detection of bronchial cancer. Adverse effects and high costs, partly related to general application of photosensitisers, are importantExpand
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The influence of regular exercise training on kidney transplant recipients' health and fitness condition.
BACKGROUND There is no data available explaining the correlation between the intensity of exercise training and kidney transplant recipients' health and fitness condition. MATERIAL AND METHODS AExpand
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Electroporation-induced changes in normal immature rat myoblasts (H9C2).
Application of a high electric field causes an electric shock to the heart. This is utilized in defibrillation to reestablish normal contraction rhythms during dangerous arrhythmias or in cardiacExpand
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The use of preoperative aspirin in cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that aspirin is of benefit to patients following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), continuation or administration of preoperative aspirin before CABG or any cardiacExpand
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Is thoracoscopic patent ductus arteriosus closure superior to conventional surgery?
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether thoracoscopic patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure is superior toExpand
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