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Background: Cerebral microdialysis (MD) is able to detect markers of tissue damage and cerebral ischaemia and can be used to monitor the biochemical changes subsequent to head injury. In this prospective, observational study we analysed the correlation between microdialysis markers of metabolic impairment and intracranial pressure (ICP) and investigated(More)
BACKGROUND In asthma, higher chymase positive mast cell (MC-C) numbers are associated with less airway obstruction. In COPD, the distribution of MC-C and tryptase positive mast cells (MC-T) in central and peripheral airways, and their relation with lung function, is unknown. We compared MC-T and MC-C distributions in COPD and controls without airflow(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of biofeedback in the treatment of stages 1 and 2 essential hypertension via meta-analytical methods. A utilization-focused integrative review was limited to adult randomized clinical trials, and study groups were categorized into biofeedback, active control, and inactive control. Both biofeedback(More)
The authors describe the measurement of S100B protein in brain extracellular fluid (ECF) of patients with acute brain injury (traumatic brain injury and subarachnoid haemorrhage) using the technique of microdialysis. To our knowledge, this is the first report of S100B measurement in the human brain. Acute Brain Injury (ABI) is a leading cause of death and(More)
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