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The PHARAO study: prevention of hypertension with the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril in patients with high-normal blood pressure – a prospective, randomized, controlled prevention
Background The prevention of hypertension with the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril in patients with high-normal blood pressure study addresses the issue of whether progression toExpand
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[Impact of telemetric management on overall treatment costs and mortality rate among patients with chronic heart failure].
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The rising prevalence of chronic heart failure (CHF) has led to an increase in total treatment expenditures. A medical care programme of telemetry was developed to reduce theExpand
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Pre-treatment with ozonized oxygen (O3) aggravates inflammation in septic rats
AbstractObjective and design:Ozone is produced by neutrophils during bacterial killing. Its application was found to be beneficial in peritonitis patients. Therefore, we measured survival andExpand
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Biofictions : the rewriting of romantic lives in contemporary fiction and drama
An intertextual quest for Thomas Chatterton - the deconstruction of the Romantic cult of originality and the paradoxes of life-writing in Peter Ackroyd's fictional metabiography "Chatterton", AnsgarExpand
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Ambulatory blood pressure in normotensive and hypertensive subjects: results from an international database
Objective To delineate more precisely an operational threshold for making clinical decisions based on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) measurement by studying the ABP in subjects who were diagnosed asExpand
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Mild preseptic hypothermia is detrimental in rats*
Objective:We evaluated the effects of mild hypothermia (32°C), established before experimental intra-abdominal sepsis, on outcome, cytokine pattern, and muscle tissue oxygenation. Design:ClinicExpand
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VEGF-mediated angiogenesis of human pheochromocytomas is associated to malignancy and inhibited by anti-VEGF antibodies in experimental tumors.
BACKGROUND Pheochromocytomas are well-vascularized tumors of the adrenal medulla. In human pheochromocytomas, angiogenesis has been associated with tumor progression. The mechanisms, however, areExpand
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Quality of Life in Animals as a New Outcome for Surgical Research: G-CSF as a Quality of Life Improving Factor
Sepsis is still a major problem in human medicine with a high mortality rate. Nearly all attempts to improve the outcome of septic patients with immune modulators failed. In most of these trials onlyExpand
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Deleterious Effects of Mild Hypothermia in Septic Rats Are Ameliorated by Granulocyte Colony-stimulating Factor
Background The authors studied the effects of mild hypothermia on the outcome in a rat model of intraabdominal sepsis and tested whether granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) augments theExpand
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