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BACKGROUND The prognostic value of (201)Tl myocardial imaging has been demonstrated in several studies concerning patients with a known significant coronary artery disease. However, the evolution of a coronary stenosis after stenting is difficult to predict. This study was designed to assess the prognostic value of (201)Tl single-photon emission computed(More)
Early treatment and combining a triptan with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) are thought to improve outcome during migraine attacks, possibly by counteracting the negative influence of cutaneous allodynia. The aim of this multicentre, double-blind pilot study was to evaluate the prevalence of brush allodynia and its relative influence on the(More)
PURPOSE Digital rectal examination is integral to staging prostate cancer. Ultrasound guided biopsy establishes the diagnosis, and it may provide useful information regarding disease grade and extent. Treatment decisions are largely based on information gained from digital rectal examination and biopsy but this information is only useful if it correlates(More)
PURPOSE To determine the extent to which the number of planes imaged at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging could be reduced without modifying the calculated volume and thickness of the left ventricle. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-one patients were examined after a myocardial infarction. The whole left ventricle was imaged by using 5-mm contiguous breath-hold(More)
In a multicenter open longitudinal clinical trial where 479 patients suffering from migraine with or without aura were recruited, patients treated at home one to three migraine attacks with their customary treatment, and subsequently, over a 3-month period, one to three migraine attacks with 6 mg sumatriptan sc using an autoinjector. The headache response(More)
In this double-blind, randomized multicenter study involving 75 patients, the calcium-entry blocker flunarizine (10 mg nocte) was compared with pizotifen (2-3 mg per day in three administrations). Duration of treatment was four months. The results suggest that, in the dosage used, flunarizine is at least as effective as pizotifen in both classical and(More)
Free radical species have been implicated as important agents involved in myocardial ischemic and reperfusion injuries. Superoxide is capable of mobilizing iron from ferritin and the released iron can cause hydroxyl formation from H2O2. The aim of this study was to evaluate the time-dependent increase in lipid peroxidation assessed by plasma thiobarbituric(More)
PURPOSE Rehabilitation after myocardial infarction produces an increased peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak). This study investigates the relationship between the modifications in skeletal muscle metabolism and the modification in VO2peak induced by a standard program of physical training following a myocardial infarction. METHODS Seventeen patients (14 male, 3(More)