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CONTEXT The role of triglycerides in the risk of ischemic stroke remains controversial. Recently, a strong association was found between elevated levels of nonfasting triglycerides, which indicate the presence of remnant lipoproteins, and increased risk of ischemic heart disease. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that increased levels of nonfasting(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal stenting strategy in coronary artery bifurcation lesions is unknown. In the present study, a strategy of stenting both the main vessel and the side branch (MV+SB) was compared with a strategy of stenting the main vessel only, with optional stenting of the side branch (MV), with sirolimus-eluting stents. METHODS AND RESULTS A total(More)
Cross-sectional studies suggest that an increased urinary albumin excretion rate is associated with cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. The purpose of this study was to analyze prospectively whether the urinary albumin-to -creatinine (A/C) ratio can independently predict ischemic heart disease (IHD) in a population-based cohort. In 1983,(More)
A survey was made of 1592 patients, over the age of 50 years, who had sustained a fracture of the hip. The mean age was found to be 77 years, and 76.9 per cent (1224/1592) of the patients were women. Trochanteric fractures accounted for 52.5 per cent (836/1592) of the cases and these patients had a higher mean age than those with femoral neck fractures. The(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS Diabetes mellitus is believed to increase susceptibility to infectious diseases. The effects of hyperglycaemia per se on infectious disease risk are unknown and the influence of diabetes on infectious disease outcome is controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 10,063 individuals from the Danish general population, who were(More)
Genetic predisposition to essential hypertension, as indicated by increased maximal velocity of Na+/Li+ countertransport in red cells, has been suggested as a marker for the risk of developing diabetic nephropathy. To evaluate the validity of this concept in non-insulin-dependent diabetics, we measured the maximal velocity of Na+/Li+ countertransport in red(More)
A comparative analysis of the information contained in five different classification systems was performed. The system classifying the fractures into five types in relation to the comminution of the calcar femorale or greater trochanter was found to be superior to the others, as it contained the most reliable information about the possibility of obtaining(More)
Moore arthroplasty was performed for medial femoral neck fractures in 169 patients. The mortality rate was 21.3 per cent within 3 months. The general postoperative complication rate (39.6 per cent) was dominated by cardiopulmonary (17.2 per cent) and thromboembolic (16.0 per cent) events. Of local complications, wound infection was found in 4.7 per cent and(More)
AIMS Exenatide, a glucagon-like-peptide-1 analogue, increases myocardial salvage in experimental settings with coronary occlusion and subsequent reperfusion. We evaluated the cardioprotective effect of exenatide at the time of reperfusion in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary(More)
INTRODUCTION Excessive sympathoadrenal activation in critical illness contributes directly to organ damage, and high concentrations of catecholamines damage the vascular endothelium. This study investigated associations between potential drivers of sympathoadrenal activation, circulating catecholamines and biomarkers of endothelial damage and outcome in ST(More)