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Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a rare but potentially catastrophic manifestation with a high mortality. Among rheumatologic diseases, it occurs most frequently in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and systemic vasculitis. Despite new diagnostic tools and therapies, it remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The aim of this work(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have demonstrated a link between Helicobacter pylori infection and low grade B-cell gastric MALT lymphoma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication in 17 patients with low grade B-cell gastric MALT lymphoma stage EI. METHODS For disease staging EUS and CT scan were systematically(More)
This study was designed to investigate whether reduced adenosine formation linked to deficits in extracellular ATP hydrolysis by NTPDases contributes to detrusor neuromodulatory changes associated with bladder outlet obstruction in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The kinetics of ATP catabolism and adenosine formation as well as the role of P1(More)
Polysaccharide microarrays have great potential for the high-throughput analysis of polysaccharide-protein interactions. Here we demonstrate that a polysaccharide microarray prepared by printing a library of dextran polymers derivatized by methylcarboxylate, benzylamide, and sulfate groups (DMCBSu compounds) on to glass slides permitted the rapid(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke is the third leading cause of death in most Western countries. Cardioembolism might be responsible for 15% to 20% of ischemic strokes. Although atrial fibrillation can be diagnosed by electrocardiography, the remaining causes of cardioembolic stroke are diagnosed by echocardiography. Recent recommendations on the management of(More)
Nutritional and clinical responses to three nutritional regimens were retrospectively evaluated in 81 Crohn's patients with active disease. Group 1 (n = 42) received a low residue oral diet, group 2 (n = 15) received chemically defined diets, and group 3 (n = 24), parenteral nutrition (PN). Weight gain was observed in a similar percentage of patients,(More)
Tetanus remains a serious problem in public health, particularly in developing countries, despite efficient prevention programs. A retrospective study was conducted at an infectious diseases intensive care unit during 1998-2003 involving patients admitted with grade III tetanus. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intrathecal(More)
Highly porous dextran-based hydrogels [in which various amounts (up to 16.6%, w/w) of a benzylaminated dextran (DMCB) exhibiting high affinity for TGFbeta1 was immobilized] were developed to achieve long-term retention of bioactive TGFbeta1 in situ. Unmodified hydrogels rapidly desorbed 80-90% compared with only 40-60% of the preloaded TGFbeta1 from the(More)