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AIM Cryoballoon ablation (Cryoballoon) has emerged as a new alternative for the treatment of symptomatic drug-refractory atrial fibrillation (AF). Whether the results of Cryoballoon are more reproducible than those of radiofrequency (RF) ablation remains to be proved. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 860 consecutive patients undergoing a first ablation(More)
PURPOSE The pattern of the distribution of nerve fiber layer (NFL) thickness values across the retina may provide an early anatomic indication of glaucomatous disruption. We developed a method of analyzing polarimetry measurements that emphasizes the shape of the pattern of NFL thickness values. Sensitivity and specificity for detecting glaucoma was(More)
PURPOSE To differentiate normal from diseased retinal nerve fiber layers (NFL) using a new method of analyzing polarimetry data that specifically targets patterns of diffuse and localized NFL loss. METHODS The NFL from a sample of 34 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), 34 patients with ocular hypertension, and 34 normal subjects were imaged(More)
BACKGROUND Ablation of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAEs) has been proposed as a strategy to improve outcomes in atrial fibrillation (AF) catheter ablation, but the use of this technique remains contentious. We aimed to assess the impact of CFAE ablation in addition to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in patients undergoing ablation for AF. (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this in situ study was to compare the remineralization potential of pastes containing CPP-ACP and CPP-ACP with 900 ppm fluoride on human enamel softened by a cola drink. DESIGN Forty-five enamel specimens obtained from human third molar teeth were eroded in a cola drink for 8 min and then attached to intra-oral devices worn by five(More)
References 1 Shahab L, Jarvis MJ, Britton J, et al. Prevalence, diagnosis and relation to tobacco dependence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a nationally representative population sample. Global strategy for the diagnosis, management and prevention of chronic obstructive lung disease, We are grateful for the comments by Falaschetti et al on the(More)
The spatial variation in restitution properties in relation to varying stimulus site is poorly defined. This study aimed to investigate the effect of varying stimulus site on apicobasal and transmural activation time (AT), action potential duration (APD) and repolarization time (RT) during restitution studies in the intact human heart. Ten patients with(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to analyze the application of PA agent that improves the bond strength of root dentin treated with NaOCl. MATERIALS AND METHODS Group 1: root canals were irrigated using 0.9% isotonic saline as an irrigant (negative control); Group 2: root canals were irrigated using 5.25% NaOCl (positive control); Group 3: root canals(More)
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and is associated with a high risk of stroke. The efficacy and safety of catheter ablation in this setting is poorly characterised. We aimed to systematically review the existing literature and to perform a meta-analysis to determine the efficacy and safety of catheter(More)