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Provocation of bradycardia and hypotension by isoproterenol and upright posture in patients with unexplained syncope.
Neurally mediated hypotension and bradycardia are believed to be common causes of syncope. We used the "upright-tilt test" (duration, less than or equal to 10 minutes) with or without an infusion ofExpand
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Extent of nicotine and cotinine transfer to the human fetus, placenta and amniotic fluid of smoking mothers.
Nicotine and cotinine concentrations were measured in placental tissue during the first trimester, in amniotic fluid during the second trimester and in placental tissue and fetal serum at birth.Expand
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Recombinant hirudin as an alternative for anticoagulation during cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II: a 1-year experience in 57 patients.
OBJECTIVE To explore the possible use of recombinant hirudin (r-hirudin) as an alternative to heparin for anticoagulation during cardiovascular surgery. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING TwoExpand
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The Effects of Acute Heat Exposure on Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Muscular Power in the Euhydrated Athlete
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of acute heat exposure upon muscular strength, muscular endurance, and muscular power in euhydrated athletes. Ten healthy, weight-trained menExpand
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Successful allogeneic transplantation of T-cell-depleted bone marrow from closely HLA-matched unrelated donors.
We describe a four-year experience with bone marrow transplantation involving closely HLA-matched unrelated donors and 55 consecutive patients with hematologic disease who were seven months to 48.6Expand
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Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Spinal Cord Injury: Relationships With Level of Injury and Psychologic Factors
INTRODUCTIONPrevious surveys of gastrointestinal symptoms after spinal cord injury have not used validated questionnaires and have not focused on the full spectrum of such symptoms and theirExpand
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Alterations in coagulation after implantation of a pulsatile Novacor LVAD and the axial flow MicroMed DeBakey LVAD.
BACKGROUND The MicroMed DeBakey left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a chamber and valveless axial flow blood pump. We investigated parameters of the coagulation system in patients afterExpand
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Elimination of Recombinant Hirudin by Modified Ultrafiltration During Simulated Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Assessment of Different Filter Systems
Recombinant hirudin (r-hirudin) is being used increasingly in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II. Renal failure has been demonstrated to prolong the half-life of r-hirudin and toExpand
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Effects of thoracic paravertebral block with bupivacaine versus combined thoracic epidural block with bupivacaine and morphine on pain and pulmonary function after cholecystectomy
Twenty patients undergoing elective cholecystectomy via a subcostal incision were randomized in a double‐blind study to either thoracic paravertebral blockade with bupivacaine 0.5% (15 ml followed byExpand
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Hirudin monitoring using the TAS ecarin clotting time in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II.
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability of the TAS/ecarin clotting time (ECT) for on-line monitoring of r-hirudin in cardiovascular surgery with and without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). DESIGN SamplesExpand
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