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BACKGROUND Patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and heterotaxy show high postsurgical morbidity/mortality, with some developing respiratory complications. Although this finding is often attributed to the CHD, airway clearance and left-right patterning both require motile cilia function. Thus, airway ciliary dysfunction (CD) similar to that of(More)
Bromophycolides C-I (1-7) were isolated from extracts of the Fijian red alga Callophycus serratus and identified by NMR and mass spectral techniques. These novel natural products share a carbon skeleton and biosynthetic origin with previously identified bromophycolides A (8) and B (9), which form a rare group of diterpene-benzoate macrolides.(More)
BACKGROUND The 22q13 deletion syndrome (Phelan-McDermid syndrome) is characterised by a global developmental delay, absent or delayed speech, generalised hypotonia, autistic behaviour and characteristic phenotypic features. Intranasal insulin has been shown to improve declarative memory in healthy adult subjects and in patients with Alzheimer disease. (More)
[structures: see text] Three diterpene-benzoate natural products, with novel carbon skeletons and an unusual proposed biosynthesis, were isolated from extracts of the Fijian red alga Callophycus serratus and identified by a combination of X-ray crystallographic, NMR, and mass spectral analyses. Bromophycolide A (1) displayed cytotoxicity against several(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) Congenital heart disease (CHD) and heterotaxy patients have increased postoperative and respiratory complications. We recently showed CHD-heterotaxy patients can have respiratory ciliary dysfunction (CD) similar to that associated with primary ciliary dyskinesia, including low nasal nitric oxide and abnormal ciliary motion. In this study, we(More)
STUDY DESIGN Monocentric cohort study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the acquisition of knowledge about spinal cord injury (SCI)-related complications in SCI patients. SETTING Level 1 trauma center. METHODS All patients with a traumatic or non-traumatic SCI were included in the study. Data were collected at admission, post-admission at 1 and 3 months and(More)
Background—Patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and heterotaxy show high postsurgical morbidity/mortality, with some developing respiratory complications. Although this finding is often attributed to the CHD, airway clearance and left-right patterning both require motile cilia function. Thus, airway ciliary dysfunction (CD) similar to that of(More)
The influence of the synthetic sexual steroid levonorgestrel (LN) on rat liver in various doses and at different structural levels was investigated. A slight reactive hepatosis was found by histological examination after administration of LN in a dose of 10 mg per kg body wt. The same dose caused exclusively distinct lesions of the mitochondria, however,(More)