Jozef Vermylen

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BACKGROUND Pollution by particulates has consistently been associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, but a plausible biological basis for this association is lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS Diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) were instilled into the trachea of hamsters, and blood platelet activation, experimental thrombosis, and lung(More)
In a 4-year period, 17 patients were diagnosed as having bilateral carotid artery obstruction on ultrasonic duplex examination. Twelve had been referred because of recent neurological symptoms and the remaining 5 during cardiac or peripheral vascular work-up. Three patients had a completely silent occlusion of their two carotid arteries. Cardiac and/or(More)
In a combined retrospective and prospective study, we tried to define the prevalence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and its clinical relevance in neurological patients. Three hundred twenty-seven neurological patients who had ANA determined because of suspicion of connective tissue disease (CTD), were retrospectively studied. Thirty (9.2%) were ANA(More)
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