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We studied Stem cell factor (SCF) levels in 15 mother-newborn pairs, 15 healthy adult controls, and 16 newborn with bacterial sepsis. SCF levels were also determined in six newborns with sepsis before and after completion of treatment. SCF levels (pg/mL) were found to be 2141 +/- 529 in cord blood, 1385 +/- 314 in mothers, 1546 +/- 443 in healthy adult(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the value of endovenous laser ablation (ELA) and concomitant ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (USGFS) in patients with chronic venous insufficiency. METHODS During a 6-year period, concomitant USGFS of the varicose veins were performed in 504 out of 610 patients who underwent ELA for truncal or perforating vein insufficiency. In(More)
Asymptomatic carotid stenosis, one of the etiological factors for stroke, has several risk factors such as hypertension, cardiac morbidity, smoking, diabetes, and physical inactivity. Understanding and determining factors that predispose to asymptomatic carotid stenosis will help in the design of acute stroke trials and in prevention programs. The goal of(More)
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