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Interleukin-6 (IL-6) shares several biologic properties with IL-1, including hematopoietin-1 activity and stimulation of T cells. Because many of their biologic activities overlap, we developed and used a specific radioimmunoassay (RIA) for IL-6 to compare production of this cytokine on a molar basis with that of IL-1 alpha, IL-1 beta, and tumor necrosis(More)
The present paper investigates the power of proper forcings to change the shape of the universe, in a certain well-defined respect. It turns out that the ranking among large cardinals can be used as a measure for that power. However, in order to establish the final result I had to isolate a new large cardinal concept, which I dubbed " remarkability. " Let(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of low-dose hydrocortisone on time to shock reversal, the cytokine profile, and its relation to adrenal function in patients with early septic shock. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind, single-center study. SETTING Medical intensive care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS Forty-one consecutive(More)
We investigated the effects of recombinant C5a (rC5a) on gene expression and synthesis of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in fresh human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). Total (cell-associated and secreted) cytokine synthesis was measured. In the strict absence of endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide [LPS]), rC5a resulted(More)
Let L[E] be an iterable tame extender model. We analyze to which extent L[E] knows fragments of its own iteration strategy. Specifically, we prove that inside L[E], for every cardinal κ which is not a limit of Woodin cardinals there is some cutpoint t < κ such that J κ [E] is iterable above t with respect to iteration trees of length less than κ. As an(More)
BACKGROUND Moderate elevations of cardiac troponin (Tn) T, up to levels presumably diagnostic for minor myocardial damage, are suspected to be false positive in nearly 0.3 of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD). It is not clear whether cardiac TnI is superior to TnT in those patients, if differences between ESRD and(More)
The current paper proves the results announced in [6]. We isolate a new large cardinal concept, " remarkability. " Consistencywise, remarkable cardinals are between ineffable and ω-Erdös cardinals. They are characterized by the existence of " 0 ♯-like " embeddings; however, they relativize down to L. It turns out that the existence of a remarkable cardinal(More)