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Modulation of Transforming Growth Factor-&bgr; Signaling and Extracellular Matrix Production in Myxomatous Mitral Valves by Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
Background— Little is known about the pathophysiology of myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve, the pathological hallmark of mitral valve prolapse, associated with symptomatic mitralExpand
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Preoperative proteinuria predicts acute kidney injury in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to examine the utility of using proteinuria in preoperative risk stratification for acute kidney injury. Acute kidney injury is a common and important complicationExpand
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Urinalysis findings and urinary kidney injury biomarker concentrations
IntroductionUrinary biomarkers of kidney injury are presumed to reflect renal tubular damage. However, their concentrations may be influenced by other factors, such as hematuria or pyuria. We soughtExpand
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National Trends in Hospital Readmission Rates among Medicare Fee-for-Service Survivors of Mitral Valve Surgery, 1999–2010
Background Older patients who undergo mitral valve surgery (MVS) have high 1-year survival rates, but little is known about the experience of survivors. Our objective was to determine trends inExpand
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New insights into mitral heart valve prolapse after chordae rupture through fluid–structure interaction computational modeling
Mitral valve (MV) dynamics depends on a force balance across the mitral leaflets, the chordae tendineae, the mitral annulus, the papillary muscles and the adjacent ventricular wall. Chordae ruptureExpand
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Author Correction: New insights into mitral heart valve prolapse after chordae rupture through fluid–structure interaction computational modeling
A correction to this article has been published and is linked from the HTML and PDF versions of this paper. The error has been fixed in the paper.
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Duodenal obstruction secondary to metastatic synovial sarcoma--a case report.
A 17 year old Malay student who is a known case of synovial sarcoma of left elbow (treated with an above elbow amputation) presented with duodenal obstruction. We report an unusual case ofExpand
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MRI appearances of peritoneal mesothelioma--a case report.
A rare case of diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma in a 71 year-old Malay man with no previous history of asbestos or radiation exposure is described. The clinical manifestation was a largeExpand