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The relationship between systemic cytokine release and chronic beta-adrenergic activation-induced left ventricular dysfunction (LVSD) has not been widely reported in the literature. In the present study,we examined changes in the serum levels of inflammatory cytokines (IL-1-beta, IL-6 and TNF-alpha) following chronic beta-adrenergic activation-induced LVSD.(More)
Survival to hospital discharge was related to the clinical history and emergency care system factors in 285 patients with witnessed cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. Only the emergency care factors were associated with differences in outcome. Both the period from collapse until initiation of basic life support and the duration of basic life(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Pseudoaneurysm of the aorta in association with vertebral tuberculosis is a rare phenomenon. With the resurgence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and associated resistant tuberculosis, this life-threatening complication requires greater awareness. PURPOSE Our purpose is to report the rare presentation and successful management of(More)
The muscles of some important marine fishes collected in and around Hooghly estuarine coastal areas were analyzed for the heavy metals Cu, Zn, Ni, Cd, Cr and Pb. The concentration range of Cu (16.22-47.97 ppm), Pb (12.40-19.96 ppm) and Zn (12.13-44.74 ppm) were recorded comparatively higher and were similar to that found in contaminated areas. On the other(More)
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to elucidate the histomorphometry of the intrapulmonary arteries in patients undergoing univentricular type of repairs and to identify the histomorphometric characteristics, if any, that may predispose patients to postoperative Fontan failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS Operatively resected wedges of lung tissue from(More)
In the present study, we investigated the cardioprotective effects of thalidomide in a rat model of acute myocardial injury, induced by subcutaneous injection of isoprenaline hemisulphate (85 mg/kg per day for 2 days). Thalidomide (75/150/300 mg/kg) or vehicle (dimethylsulphoxide) or saline (0.9% NaCl) was administered orally for 14 days and isoprenaline(More)
Previous studies with a semi-synthetic vaccine indicated the utility of immunization against luteinising-hormone-releasing-hormone (LHRH) in prostate cancers. To overcome the limitations of the previous vaccine, which caused carrier induced suppression of antibody response on repeated immunizations and was costly to synthesize, two recombinant vaccines were(More)