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OBJECTIVE Low density lipoprotein (LDL) internalized in the vascular wall and modified by binding to extracellular matrix-proteoglycans (ECM) becomes aggregated (agLDL). AgLDL induces tissue factor (TF) expression and activity in human vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). TF expression in vascular cells promotes the prothrombotic transformation of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Cerebral infarction (CI) can be classified aetiologically in several different ways using explicit diagnostic criteria. However, the extent to which these diagnostic criteria are actually implemented in clinical practice is unknown. Aims. The aim of this study was to analyse the management and use of diagnostic tests in the aetiological(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the relationship between stable decrease in intracranial pressure (ICP) following mannitol administration and variations in regional oxygenation (PtiO2) in severe traumatic brain injured (STBI) patients. METHODS Fourteen STBI patients (Glasgow Coma Scale score < or = 8) admitted to the neurointensive care unit during a 12-month(More)
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