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Pulse wave velocity (PWV) was measured by means of transcutaneous Doppler techniques in the aorta, right arm, and right leg of 480 normal subjects of both sexes in urban Beijing, China (age range 3 to 89 years, mean age 41 +/- 20.8 SD); supine blood pressure was recorded in the brachial artery of each subject with standard sphygmomanometric procedures.(More)
AIM To investigate the diagnostic performance of the acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography for the assessment of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) stage. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-one patients with PBC in which liver biopsy and ARFI elastography measurements were performed in the same session were included in the study. The diagnostic(More)
The current study tested the hypothesis that circulating atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) inhibits sympathetic outflow, as reflected in lumbar sympathetic nerve activity (LSNA), in NaCl-sensitive spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR-S) and that this effect is exaggerated by high NaCl feeding. NaCl-resistant SHR (SHR-R) and Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats maintained(More)
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