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PURPOSE Despite the widespread use of intraarterial thrombolytic therapy for peripheral arterial occlusive disease, a randomized study comparing its efficacy with that of operative intervention has never been performed. This study evaluates the potential of intraarterial urokinase infusion to provide clinical benefits in patients with acute peripheral(More)
There is continuing interest in identifying Helicobacter pylori virulence factors that might predict the risk for symptomatic clinical outcomes. It has been proposed that iceA and cagA genes are such markers and can identify patients with peptic ulcers. We compared H. pylori isolates from four countries, looking at the cagA and vacA genotypes, iceA alleles,(More)
Despite ample evidence that the kidney can both produce and use appreciable amounts of glucose, the human kidney is generally regarded as playing a minor role in glucose homeostasis. This view is based on measurements of arteriorenal vein glucose concentrations indicating little or no net release of glucose. However, inferences from net balance measurements(More)
Four patients with a total of six mycotic aneurysms of the aorta were examined with computed tomography (CT) after intravenous contrast material enhancement, and with abdominal or thoracic aortography. In the three patients with mycotic aneurysms involving the abdominal aorta, CT scans showed a vascular paraaortic structure without calcified walls adjacent(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A number of Helicobacter pylori outer membrane proteins (OMPs) undergo phase variations. This study examined the relation between OMP phase variations and clinical outcome. METHODS Expression of H pylori BabA, BabB, SabA, and OipA proteins was determined by immunoblot. Multiple regression analysis was performed to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The variation in size of Helicobacter pylori CagA is related to repeat sequences in the 3' region of the cagA gene. We investigated whether structural subtypes of the cagA 3' region are associated with presentation of the infection or to susceptibility to acid. METHODS We examined 319 cagA-positive H. pylori isolates: 84 isolates from(More)
We present a molecular epidemiologic study, based on an analysis of vacA, cagA and cag right end junction genotypes from 1042 Helicobacter pylori isolates, suggesting that H. pylori was present in the New World before Columbus. Eight Native Colombian and Alaskan strains possessed novel vacA and/or cagA gene structures and were more closely related to East(More)
OBJECTIVE Different types of chronic gastritis, including antral predominant, corpus predominant, and multifocal pangastritis, are associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. Specific patterns of H. pylori gastritis that might characterize individuals with family histories of noncardia gastric cancer (GC) were investigated. METHODS Histopathological(More)