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OBJECTIVE To analyze early and late mortality, venous morbidity, reinfection, and freedom from reintervention after using the femoral vein (FV) for vascular reconstruction with infection of the aortoiliofemoral axis. METHODS By reviewing our database, 86 patients could be identified with implantation of FV grafts in infected fields between November 1995(More)
BACKGROUND Our study aimed to evaluate changes in the contractile behavior of human myocardium after exposure to caffeine and taurine, the main active ingredients of energy drinks (EDs), and to evaluate whether taurine exhibits any inotropic effect at all in the dosages commonly used in EDs. METHODS Myocardial tissue was removed from the right atrial(More)
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