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This study attempted to enhance the efficacy of peripheral nerve regeneration using our previously tested poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) conduits by incorporating them with allogeneic Schwann cells (SCs). The SCs were harvested, cultured to obtain confluent monolayers and two concentrations (1 x 10(4) and 1 x 10(6) SC/ml) were combined with a collagen matrix(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine retrospectively the diagnostic accuracy of various ECG ST segment elevation criteria for the prehospital ECG diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. DESIGN AND SETTING During a six-month period, paramedics acquired prehospital 12-lead ECGs on adult chest pain patients. Investigators interpreted ECGs independently,(More)
OBJECTIVES Individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) tend to have disordered thinking and eating behaviours in regards to fat containing foods. This is the first study to investigate neuronal pathways that may contribute to altered fat consumption in eating disordered patients. METHODS We used functional magnetic resonance imaging(More)
A multiplex real-time PCR was developed using a single pair of primers and fluorescent probes specific for five malignant catarrhal fever viruses and an internal positive control. The assay was able to simultaneously detect and differentiate the viruses in clinical samples with high sensitivity (97.2%) and specificity (100%).
Shewanella algae is an emerging seawater-associated bacterium. In immunocompromised patients, infections may result in bacteremia, osteomyelitis, and necrotizing fasciitis. Our patient, suffering from autoimmune vasculitis and myasthenia gravis, developed typical hemorrhagic bullae and leg ulcers because of S algae. She was treated efficiently with a(More)
Two cases with cardiac arrest in the early phase of gastroscopy are presented. In a 83-years-old patient, the external cardiac reanimation was successful, but nevertheless the cardiac intensive therapy a 85-years-old woman died. The possible causes of cardiac complications of gastroscopy are discussed and consequences for premedication are proposed. This(More)
In 104 patients with acute virus hepatitis, chronic hepatitides, cirrhoses, fatty livers and biliary diseases with partial and complete obstructive jaundice, respectively, IgG, IgA, IgD, beta1A- and beta1E-globulin, cholinesterase, total protein, and albumin, in 45 of these patients additionally prealbumin, retinol binding protein, thymol turbidity test(More)