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INTRODUCTION Our study primarily aimed at investigating the effect of isoproterenol infusion on tissue oxygen saturation in patients with septic shock. The secondary aim was to assess the relation between cardiac index, central venous oxygen saturation and tissue oxygen saturation. METHODS This retrospective study was conducted from December 2010 to March(More)
BACKGROUND Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is a novel biomarker reflecting inflammation status and fibrosis involving worsening of both cardiac and renal functions. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between Gal-3 serum levels and microalbuminuria in a group of chronic heart failure (CHF) outpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We enrolled(More)
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