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BACKGROUND Several strategies have been envisioned to reduce the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy, but the most modifiable approach for a treating physician is to minimize contrast(More)
BACKGROUND Despite significant improvements in stent platform, currently available bare-metal stents (BMS) are still associated with restenosis. Thin-strut design cobalt-chromium alloys hold the(More)
Several lines of evidence support the view that rapamycin inhibits NF-kappaB. TNF-alpha, a potent inducer of NF-kappaB, is released after artery injury (e.g., balloon angioplasty) and plays an(More)