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BACKGROUND Elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and D-dimer each are associated with higher rates of death and recurrent ischemic events in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of this study was to examine the dynamic course of D-dimer, hs-CRP, and pro-BNP in patients with(More)
The results of a 3-year study of trichinosis in British Columbia wild-life, based on the testing of more than 9,000 tissue specimens from a large variety of animal species, indicated that trichinosis is widespread among wild mammals in the southern and central parts of British Columbia. This continuing survey has established that the disease is carried by(More)
A statistical and epidemiological review of British Columbia native Indian and non-Indian mortality revealed that accidents were the leading cause of death among Indians but ranked only fourth among non-Indians. Comparison of accidental death rates by age and sex showed that, without exception, the rates among Indians were considerably higher than the(More)
Endometriosis is a common problem in women in their reproductive years but is much less frequent in the postmenopausal state, with an incidence of around 2%. Malignant change in endometriotic deposits was first described by Sampson in 1925. Since then, the risk of malignant transformation has been well documented but continues to be a relatively rare(More)