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Increased expression of the adipocytokine omentin in the epicardial adipose tissue of coronary artery disease patients.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Omentin, an adipocytokine secreted by visceral adipose tissue, protects against obesity-linked cardiovascular complications. However, little is known about its role in epicardialExpand
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Association between indoxyl sulfate and cardiac dysfunction and prognosis in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.
BACKGROUND Serum indoxyl sulfate (IS) is a uremic toxin that accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of this study was to determine whether serum IS is associated withExpand
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Use of omentum for mediastinal tracheostomy after total laryngoesophagectomy.
BACKGROUND Carcinomas of the cervicothoracic esophagus frequently invade the trachea and complete removal of the tumor often requires mediastinal tracheostomy. Traditionally, this surgical managementExpand
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The different association of epicardial fat with coronary plaque in patients with acute coronary syndrome and patients with stable angina pectoris: analysis using integrated backscatter intravascular
OBJECTIVES We assessed the hypothesis that the epicardial fat is associated with coronary lipid plaque. BACKGROUND Epicardial fat volume (EFV) is increased in patients with acute coronary syndromeExpand
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Prognostic Value of Albuminuria on Cardiovascular Outcomes After Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Albuminuria is the most widely evaluated marker of kidney damage. Many previous studies have demonstrated an association between the presence of albuminuria and increased cardiovascular events.Expand
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Long-term survivors after the resection of limited esophageal small cell carcinoma.
Patients with small cell carcinoma of the esophagus have a poor prognosis and have generally been treated by chemotherapy. However, all reported cases were at advanced stages. We need to establish anExpand
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Increased (99m)Tc-sestamibi washout reflects impaired myocardial contractile and relaxation reserve during dobutamine stress due to mitochondrial dysfunction in dilated cardiomyopathy patients.
OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether the technitium-99m sestamibi (MIBI) washout rate (WR) would predict mitochondrial damage and myocardial dysfunction in patients with dilated cardiomyopathyExpand
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Haemophilus influenzae type b infection, vaccination, and H. influenzae carriage in children in Minnesota, 2008-2009.
An increase in invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) cases occurred in Minnesota in 2008 after the recommended deferral of the 12-15 months Hib vaccine boosters during a US vaccine shortage.Expand
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Dynamic sweating response of man to infrared irradiation in various spectral regions
In an attempt to detect differences in the thermal effect of infrared irradiation of different wavelengths, transient sweating response to infrared irradiation in various spectral regions wasExpand
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Impact of abdominal and epicardial fat on the association between plasma adipocytokine levels and coronary atherosclerosis in non-obese patients.
OBJECTIVE Ectopic fat accumulation is associated with coronary artery disease. Visceral adipose tissue has paracrine and systemic effects and is a source of adipocytokines. It has been implicated inExpand
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