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Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a relatively rare disease characterized by systolic heart failure occuring towards the end of pregnancy or during the months following birth. It is most often seen in women of African descent, and its incidence seems to be slightly increasing in recent years. Other etiologies of heart failure should be excluded to(More)
The MCP-1/CCL2 as well as RANTES/CCL5 chemokines are potent chemoattractants involved in immunoregulatory and inflammatory processes of rheumatoid arthritis. Recent studies demonstrated elevated levels of MCP-1 and RANTES in plasma, synovial fluid, and the synovial tissue of patients with RA. To examine the relationship among MCP-1 and RANTES single(More)
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life (RAQoL) questionnaire was developed directly from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands to measure quality of life (QoL). Since then, it has become widely used in clinical studies and trials and has been adapted for use in 24 languages. The objective was to develop and validate(More)
AIM We sought to compare clinical outcomes, in-hospital mortality and 1-year survival of two different treatment modalities of deep sternal wound infection, topical negative pressure and the closed irrigation therapy. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 66 consecutive patients treated for deep sternal infection at our institution. A total of 28 patients(More)
The main aim was to gain structured insight into the use of musculoskeletal ultrasonography (MSUS) in routine rheumatology practices in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. In a cross-sectional, observational, international, multicenter survey, a questionnaire was sent to investigational sites in CEE countries. Data on all subsequent routine MSUS(More)
Malignant plasma cells in multiple myeloma (MM) are frequently characterized by complex karyotypes and chromosome instability. These cytogenetic changes are considered important prognostic indicators in MM patients. We have studied samples from 68 patients with newly diagnosed MM who were treated with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell(More)