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The management of patients with chronic congestive heart failure has changed considerably during the last decade. Until recently, restriction of physical activity was recommended for patients with chronic heart failure. However, the knowledge that training influences largely the periphery rather than the heart itself has led to a dramatic change in the(More)
We conducted a three-arm, parallel-group, randomized, controlled trial to compare the effects of rosiglitazone and physical exercise on endothelial function in patients with coronary artery disease and impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance over a 6-month period. Group A received rosiglitazone tablets 8 mg daily (n = 16), group B underwent a(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease and is associated with accelerated disease progression and adverse prognosis. Although relief of symptoms can quickly be obtained by percutaneous intervention or bypass surgery, it does not change patients' prognoses, with the exception of stenoses of the left main stem or left anterior(More)
The selective degradation of many proteins in eukaryotic cells is carried out by the ubiquitin system. In this pathway, proteins are targeted for degradation by covalent ligation to ubiquitin, a highly conserved protein [1]. Ubiquitylated proteins were degraded by the 26S proteasome in an ATP-depended manner. The degradation of ubiquitylated proteins were(More)
BACKGROUND the constantly growing amount of different kinds of colloid fluids necessitates comparative investigations with regards to the safety and effectivity in clinical use of these preparations. Hence we compared three colloid fluids in an observational study. The objective was the exploration of the influence of these three colloids on blood(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Because of the rising life expectancy in the industrialized countries, ever more cardiac catheterizations are performed in patients aged 80 years or older. Little is known about the incidence of peri-interventional events in this age group. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 1996 and September 2000, a total of 1,085 patients of(More)
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