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To better understand the pathogenesis of the post-cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) 2 models of cardiac injury were studied. One hundred twenty-nine patients who underwent cardiac surgery and 80 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were prospectively followed and the levels of anti-heart antibodies (AHA), anti-actin antibodies (AAA) and anti-myosin(More)
The case is presented of a 28-year-old female with a brain abscess after esophageal dilatation for stricture, secondary to an acute necrotizing esophagitis. Other causes of brain abscess were excluded. To our knowledge this is the first documented case of brain abscess after dilatation for esophageal stricture in adult life. Some reports in the pediatric(More)
In a group of 3000 hospital patients the prevalence of immunoglobulin bound creatine kinase (macro CK type 1) was 4.3%. The relative frequency was greater in the older age categories. The highest prevalence was found in patients with rheumatic and cardiac diseases. In a group of 556 cardiac patients selected for coronary angiography a prevalence of 13.8%(More)
BACKGROUND Currently available disease-modifying treatments acting by modifying the immune response are ineffective in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), which is caused by a widespread axonal degeneration. Mechanisms suspected to be involved in this widespread axonal degeneration are reduced axonal energy metabolism, axonal glutamate toxicity, and(More)
Intracranial xanthomata occurring in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia are very rare. We present a young woman with a large intracranial xanthoma. The patient was treated for a familial hyperlipoproteinemia type IIa. MRI and morphological features are shown and discussed on reviewing the literature.
Positron emission tomography (PET), using the steady-state technique with (15)O, was performed in 18 patients 4-14 months after a thromboembolic stroke in the territory of the middle cerebral artery. Eight patients developed seizures 2-12 months after infarction. The patients with and without late-onset epilepsy were comparable according to age, etiology,(More)
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