Shane Minkin

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In exchange for the substantial foreign aid provided to it by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the government of Bangladesh has agreed to accept the Agency's population package. The government has agreed to accept AID-provided contraceptives and has set revolutionary fertility rate targets for the year 1985. To meet the scarcity of(More)
The article presents a case report of metastatic heart damage which developed in association with urothelial bladder carcinoma in a 79-year old female patient. Various masses may be found in the heart. In tumors, a secondary damage to the heart is observed much more frequently than a primary damage; however, metastasis of bladder carcinoma to the heart is(More)
Clinical, echocardiographic, Doppler echocardiographic, electro- and phonocardiographic studies were performed in 31 patients with cardiac atherosclerotic lesions (aortic in 17 patients, aortomitral in 10, mitral in 4) and in 20 patients matched for age, sex, and underlying abnormality, but without cardiac disease. Atherosclerotic defects caused by(More)
D-dimer as an activation marker of coagulation and fibrinolysis is a recognized diagnostic criterion of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary thromboembolism, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. In recent years, this laboratory test has been most frequently used for other purposes: to detect the activation of coagulation, to predict the course of(More)
Clinical, echoCG, PCG and ECG examinations were performed in 42 patients with primary isolated valve prolapses: mitral, aortal and tricuspid (32, 5 and 5 patients, respectively). It is shown that degree 1 regurgitation caused no hemodynamic disturbances, that of degree 2 and 3 brought about cardial complaints in more than half the patients, hemodynamic(More)
Altogether 122 persons underwent echocardiographic studies. All the persons examined were distributed into 5 groups: group 1 comprised healthy persons without hereditary aggravation as regards essential hypertension (EH); group 2 included healthy persons with aggravated heredity as regards EH; group 3 was made up of persons with borderline arterial(More)