BACKGROUND Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have been described as potential diagnostic biomarkers in cardiovascular disease and in particular, coronary artery disease (CAD). Few studies were undertaken to perform analyses with regard to risk stratification of future cardiovascular events. miR-126, miR-197 and miR-223 are involved in endovascular inflammation… (More)
IMPORTANCE AND OBJECTIVE Besides their role in diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (MI), troponins may be powerful biomarkers for risk stratification in the general population. The objective of our study was to compare the performance of three troponin assays in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction in a population-based cohort without a history… (More)
Twenty-six psychic healers who claimed to heal by way of touch were studied with psychological tests to see whether they had personality characteristics in common. The consistencies they showed could be conceptualized in a way that sheds light on the nature of all healing.
Psychoanalysts tend to idealize the classic model of technique, central to which is the development of insight through interpretation. This is so even though from Freud onward they have realized the inapplicability of this model to many kinds of people and clinical exigencies. As a consequence of this idealization, other factors which plausibly contribute… (More)
Studied the validity of a self-administered semi-projective packet of tests and questionnaires developed to provide quick, inexpensive information preparatory, or ancillary, to further diagnostic examinations. Brief writeups of inferences derived from the packet of tests were compared to diagnostic inferences based on from one to three psychiatric… (More)