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Many developments have occurred since the publication of the widely-used 2009 Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Dyslipidemia guidelines. Here, we present an updated version of the guidelines, incorporating new recommendations based on recent findings and harmonizing CCS guidelines with those from other Societies. The Grading of Recommendations(More)
OBJECTIVE To review our first consecutive 125 vaginal radical trachelectomies (VRT) to assess the oncologic, fertility and obstetrical outcomes. METHODS Data from our prospective database was used to identify all VRT planned between October 1991 to March 2010 in patients with early-stage cervical cancer (stages IA, IB and IIA). Chi-square test, Fisher's(More)
BACKGROUND Inhibition of the acyl coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) enzyme may prevent excess accumulation of cholesteryl esters in macrophages. The ACAT inhibitor avasimibe was shown to reduce experimental atherosclerosis. This study was designed to investigate the effects of avasimibe on human coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND AGI-1067, a metabolically stable modification of probucol, is an equipotent antioxidant to probucol but is pharmacologically distinct. In a multicenter trial, we studied whether AGI-1067 reduces restenosis assessed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with placebo and probucol used as a(More)
Consecutive cardiac catheterization procedures done over a 2-yr period (April 1996 to March 1998) were prospectively analyzed to determine and characterize procedure-related complications (in-hospital and 1-mo follow-up), as they occur at present. During the study period, 11,821 procedures (7,953 diagnostic and 3,868 therapeutic) were performed. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the relative value of two methods of detection for the sentinel lymphatic nodes (SLNs): colorimetric with Isosulfan blue (ISB) and radio-isotopic with Technetium-99 (Tc99), and to evaluate the concept of the SLN mapping applied to cervical cancer. METHODS From October 2000 to December 2006, radical surgery was planned in 211 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The relative merits of quantitative coronary analysis (QCA) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) for the assessment of progression/regression in coronary artery disease are uncertain. To explore this subject further, we analyzed the angiographic and IVUS data derived from a contemporary clinical trial population. METHODS AND RESULTS We(More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological malignancy. Estrogen exposure is strongly associated with endometrial cancer. Whereas this cancer occurs predominantly in postmenopausal women lacking estrogen production by ovaries, the conversion of adrenal androgen-estrogen precursors to estradiol (E(2)), estrone (E(1)), and its sulfate(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the membrane type 1 matrix metalloproteinase-14 (or MT1-MMP) tissue expression, as assessed visually on digital slides and by digital image analysis, could predict outcomes in women with ovarian carcinoma. Tissue microarrays from a cohort of 211 ovarian carcinoma women who underwent a debulking surgery(More)
BACKGROUND The antioxidant AGI-1067 was shown to reduce experimental atherosclerosis. The present study originally intended to study restenosis as a primary endpoint but was subsequently modified to primarily investigate the effects of AGI-1067 on coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS This placebo-controlled randomized trial assessed the effects(More)