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We report our experience with the use of covered stents for the management of coarctation of the aorta. From December 2001 to March 2004, nine patients (seven males; median age, 31 years; mean weight, 65 ± 15 kg) underwent implantation. Indications included critical or atretic native coarctation (n = 4), patients >50 years of age (n = 2), associated patent(More)
The nature of changes in the lipid profile caused by an acute infection is controversial. The aims of the present study were to study the changes in plasma lipids and lipoproteins in community-acquired pneumonia, to determine whether these changes differ according to the aetiologica/agents, and finally to observe the behaviour of these lipoproteins six(More)
We report on a 14 year-old boy with 48,XXYY karyotype, presenting with essential tremor and a slight retardation of psychomotor development. In contrast to other cases with 48,XXYY syndrome, this pubertal patient has testicles of normal size, has small stature and shows no behavioural disturbances. We compared our patient with 120 other published cases.
Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] had been shown to be a strong independent risk factor for ischaemic heart disease. Our aim was to investigate the relationships between Lp(a) and other cardiovascular risk factors. 423 male miners (age 40 +/- 8 years) were analysed according to the following variables: age, arterial blood pressure, alcohol and cigarette consumption,(More)
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome is a rare and underdiagnosed cause of claudication in the young adult. One of its rare and potentially limb threatening complications is aneurysmal degeneration. We present a case of a fifty years old man with a bilateral popliteal entrapment syndrome admitted with an acutely thrombosed aneurysm at the right inferior(More)
Civilian and military vascular trauma has evolved dramatically. It is estimated that 80% of all cases of vascular injuries are due to peripheral vascular trauma, most involving the lower extremities. Arterial below-knee injuries by gunshot still remain a challenge, with an associated rate of amputation of 20–54%. This case reports a 48 year-old male patient(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictive value of lipoproteins for early coronary heart disease in men less than 50 years old from southern Europe. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and fifty-seven men less than 50 years old were consecutively evaluated for symptoms of coronary heart disease in a tertiary referral hospital. A group of 415 male miners with mean(More)
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