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BACKGROUND Recent studies have reported development of neoatherosclerosis (NA) inside the stents several years after stent implantation. The aim of this study was to determine the predictors for NA using optical coherence tomography. METHODS AND RESULTS From a total of 1080 patients who underwent optical coherence tomography, we identified 179 stents in(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to characterize the morphological features of plaque erosion and calcified nodule in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) by optical coherence tomography (OCT). BACKGROUND Plaque erosion and calcified nodule have not been systematically investigated in vivo. METHODS A total of 126 patients with ACS who had(More)
AIMS To study in-stent tissue characteristics by optical coherence tomography (OCT) at long-term follow-up in patients with previous bare metal stent implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS Among 1636 patients who underwent bare metal stent (BMS) implantation between 1999 and 2006, 39 patients with 60 BMS who developed recurrent ischaemia underwent repeat(More)
The p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) is activated during heart diseases that might be associated with myocardial damage and cardiac remodeling process. Diabetic cardiomyopathy is associated with increased oxidative stress and inflammation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of p38alpha MAPK after experimental diabetes by using(More)
Recent studies have reported the development of neoatherosclerosis inside stents and subsequent acute coronary syndrome secondary to disruption of neointimal hyperplasia. The aim of the study was to compare the characteristics of neointimal hyperplasia and its time course between bare metal stents (BMSs) and drug-eluting stents (DESs) using optical(More)
The beet cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii Schmidt) can be controlled biologically in highly infected soils of sugar beet rotations using resistant varieties of oil radish (Raphanus sativus L. ssp. oleiferus DC.) as a green crop. Resistant plants stimulate infective juveniles to invade roots, but prevent them after their penetration to complete the life(More)
Emerging evidence suggests that neointimal degenerative changes with development of neoatherosclerosis (NA) may represent an important mechanism for late stent failure. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relation between degree of neointimal hyperplasia and incidence and characteristics of NA using optical coherence tomography. We(More)
Cardiac hypertrophy is a common response to pressure overload and is associated with increased mortality. Mechanical stress in the heart can result in the integrin-mediated activation of focal adhesion kinase and the subsequent recruitment of the Grb2 adapter molecule. Grb2, in turn, can activate MAPK cascades via an interaction with the Ras guanine(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability of frequency domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) for coronary measurements compared with quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). BACKGROUND Accurate luminal measurement is expected in FD-OCT because this technology offers high resolution and(More)