Mykola V. Tsapenko

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Restenosis at the site of an endoluminal procedure remains a significant problem in the practice of interventional cardiology. We present current data on intimal hyperplasia, which identify the major role of endothelial cells (ECs) in the development of restenosis. Considering endothelial denudation as one of the most important mechanisms contributing to(More)
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) has become the main method of coronary revascularization. However, despite technical advancement, restenosis with incidence rate of 30 to 50% remains a major limitation to the long-term success of PTCA. The introduction of stents has significantly improved capability of interventional cardiology in(More)
BACKGROUND To improve the safety of ventilator care and decrease the risk of ventilator-induced lung injury, we designed and tested an electronic algorithm that incorporates patient characteristics and ventilator settings, allowing near-real-time notification of bedside providers about potentially injurious ventilator settings. METHODS Electronic medical(More)
Vascular access dysfunction causes morbidity in hemodialysis patients. This study examined the generation and pathobiological significance of superoxide anion in a rat femoral arteriovenous fistula (AVF). One week after AVF creation, there was increased production of superoxide anion accompanied by decreased total superoxide dismutase (SOD) and Cu/Zn SOD(More)
Pulmonary artery pressure elevation complicates the course of many complex disorders treated in a noncardiac intensive care unit. Acute pulmonary hypertension, however, remains underdiagnosed and its treatment frequently begins only after serious complications have developed. Significant pathophysiologic differences between acute and chronic pulmonary(More)
Recent advances in vascular gene transfer have shown potential new treatment modalities for cardiovascular disease, particularly in the treatment of vascular restenosis. The antisense approach to inhibiting gene expression involves introducing oligonucleotides complementary to mRNA into cells in order to block any one of the following processes: uncoiling(More)
We report a case of relapsing mesangial and endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis (GN) associated with a periodic fever syndrome. The patient presented 11 times in >4 years with acute febrile episode followed in 1-3 days by hematuria, thrombocytopenia and other symptoms of acute GN with variable severity of acute kidney injury. In three episodes,(More)
Objective Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) is most widely used as a mortality prediction score in US intensive care units (ICUs), but its calculation is onerous. The authors aimed to develop and validate automatic mapping of physicians' admission diagnoses to structured concepts for automated APACHE IV calculation. Methods This(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease in liver transplant (OLT) recipients is often attributed to calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) toxicity, but little is known about the spectrum of their renal histological lesions. METHODS Between 1988 and 2008, 1698 OLTs were performed in our center. We retrospectively analyzed clinical and histological data on 23 recipients(More)
An advanced six-ring morpholino backbone c-myc antisense (AVI-4126) was shown to inhibit c-myc expression and intimal hyperplasia after local catheter delivery in a porcine balloon injury model. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an AVI-4126-eluting phosphorylcholine-coated (PC) stent on c-myc expression restenosis and vascular(More)