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Six of 66 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy had an embolic event during an average observation period of 3.73 years. Five of these had probable cerebral embolism, while 1 patient had a femoral artery embolism. The calculated incidence of systemic embolism was 2.4% per patient year. All embolic events occurred in the patients with atrial(More)
Circulatory responses to the upright tilt were studied in 20 normal subjects and 27 cardiac patients with ischemic heart disease or idiopathic cardiomyopathy. In normal subjects, the upright tilt caused obvious increases in heart rate and diastolic pressure, a slight decrease in systolic pressure and marked decreases in cardiac output and stroke volume. The(More)
To evaluate the retention of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (TA) particles and the efficacy of TA therapy for patients with cystoid macular edema in branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) or diabetic macular edema (DME). We monitored the TA particles until absorption from the vitreous cavity was complete. The correlation between the intravitreal(More)
We examined 12 cases of pigmented naevi with tactile-like corpuscles by immunohistochemistry using polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies against S-100 protein. Naevus cells, the tactile-like corpuscles, and the attached lamellae and fibroblastic cells gave a strong reaction with S-100 protein and the beta-subunit antibodies. The same cells gave only a weak(More)
An aenurysm of a diverticulum of the ductus arteriosus in a 33-year-old man was presented. The chest radiography revealed a mass obscurring the aortic window above the hilus of the left lung. His blood pressure was 130/70 mmHg, and there was no difference in pressures between the upper and lower or between the right and left extremities. A CT scan of the(More)
We investigated the therapeutic effects of OK432 (picibanil; CAS39325-1-4), an immunomodulator that is derived from the Su strain of Streptococcus pyogenes. This agent was administered alone or combined with human interferon-alpha in a murine model of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Interferon-alpha inhibits viral replication, reducing the incidence of(More)