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OBJECTIVE TGF-beta stimulation of cardiac myocytes induces a hypertrophic responsiveness to beta-adrenoceptor stimulation. This study investigates whether this beta-adrenoceptor mediated effect depends on induction of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC). METHODS Isolated adult ventricular cardiomyocytes from rats were used as an experimental model. Cells were(More)
The present study investigated local differences of sympathetic activation and sympathetic neuroeffector defects in nonhypertrophied right and hypertrophied left ventricles in a rat model with renin-induced pressure overload [TG(mREN2)27]. As judged from the depletion of myocardial norepinephrine stores, sympathetic activation was more pronounced in the(More)
Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system has been shown to improve symptoms and prognosis in heart failure. We compared the effects of inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme or blockade of angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptors in a model with renin-induced hypertension that is known to exhibit similar changes in sympathetic activation and(More)
In advanced colorectal cancer previously treated with oxaliplatin, efficacy of irinotecan-based chemotherapy is poor and the best regimen is not defined. We designed FOLFIRI-3 and conducted a phase II study to establish its efficacy and safety in advanced colorectal cancer patients previously treated with FOLFOX. FOLFIRI-3 consisted of irinotecan 100 mg m-2(More)
AIMS This report describes the baseline characteristics of patients in the Reduction of Events with Darbepoetin alfa in Heart Failure trial (RED-HF) which is testing the hypothesis that anaemia correction with darbepoetin alfa will reduce the composite endpoint of death from any cause or hospital admission for worsening heart failure, and improve other(More)
OBJECTIVES The study objective was to assess the cardiac expression of interleukin-6 (IL6) and its receptor (IL6R) in advanced heart failure. BACKGROUND While IL6 plasma levels are elevated and associated with an impaired prognosis in advanced heart failure, little is known about the intracardiac expression of the IL6 system. METHODS Heart tissue was(More)
Two highest dosages of clobazam as add-on therapy achieved a robust statistically significant reduction in average weekly rate of drop seizures, compared with placebo 1 77.6 percent of patients who received high-dosage clobazam achieved a 50 percent or greater reduction in average weekly rate of drop seizures 1 Lundbeck Inc. anticipates NDA submission by(More)
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