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BACKGROUND Unstable angina is associated with enhanced lipid peroxidation and reduced antioxidant defenses. We have previously reported aspirin failure in the suppression of enhanced thromboxane (TX) biosynthesis in a subset of episodes of platelet activation in this setting. We tested the hypothesis that the in vivo formation of the F(2)-isoprostane(More)
The aim of this prospective, self-controlled, single-blind study was to assess the effect of montelukast added to maintenance therapy with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) in asthmatic children. Thirty-five children (age 11.2+/-0.4 yrs (mean+/-SEM)) with mild-to-moderate persistent asthma treated with low to medium(More)
BACKGROUND The evidence that inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes prompted us to investigate the effects of glucocorticoid treatment on leukotriene (LT) C4 and thromboxane (TX) A2 biosynthesis in unstable angina. METHODS AND RESULTS Urinary LTE4 and 11-dehydro-TXB2 were significantly higher in 12 patients(More)
In order to overcome the current limitations of metallic systems for microwave applications, columnar arrays of Co nanowires with variable wire lengths were electrochemically grown using anodic alumina membranes with thickness of ~100 μm and pore diameters around 70 nm. The Co nanowires tend to present a strong hcp-magnetocrystalline anisotropy(More)
We discuss the strategic directions and challenges in the management and use of storage systems|those components of computer systems responsible for the storage and retrieval of data. The performance gap between main and secondary memories shows no imminent sign of vanishing, and thus continuing research into storage I/O will be essential to reap the full(More)
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