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Using antibodies to neuropeptide Y (NPY) in combination with immunohistochemical techniques we have studied the distribution of cell bodies and nerve terminals containing NPY immunoreactivity (-i) in the hippocampal region of rats and monkeys (cynomolgus). In colchicine-pretreated rats a large number of NPY-positive cells are present in all areas of the(More)
The co-localization of neuropeptide tyrosine (NPY) and somatostatin (SOM) in rat hippocampal cells was studied in double labelling experiments using a combination of antibodies against the two peptides on the same tissue section. The individual hippocampal subfields show large variations in the relative number of NPY- and SOM-immunoreactive (-i) neurons.(More)
BACKGROUND Data from large epidemiological studies suggest that elevated heart rate is independently associated with cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in patients with hypertension and in those with established cardiovascular disease. Clinical trial findings also suggest that the favorable effects of beta-blockers and other heart rate-lowering agents(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of the use of coronary-artery bypass surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass and cardiac arrest ("off pump") on graft patency remains uncertain. We undertook a prospective, randomized, controlled study to compare graft-patency rates and clinical outcomes in off-pump surgery with conventional, "on-pump" surgery. METHODS We randomly(More)
BACKGROUND A novel stent platform eluting biolimus, a sirolimus analogue, from a biodegradable polymer showed promising results in preliminary studies. We compared the safety and efficacy of a biolimus-eluting stent (with biodegradable polymer) with a sirolimus-eluting stent (with durable polymer). METHODS We undertook a multicentre, assessor-blind,(More)
Using the method of retrograde tracing of Fast Blue in combination with immunohistochemistry, the origins of the retrohippocampal neuropeptide Y (NPY) innervation was studied in the rat brain. The findings suggest that two NPY-immunoreactive (NPY-i) afferent systems, one intrinsic and the other of extrinsic origin give rise to the massive NPY innervation of(More)
The aim of this study was to examine inspection time (IT) performance in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), who are at higher risk of developing further cognitive decline or dementia. IT is described as an index of speed of informational intake. IT correlates with measures of fluid intelligence and is possibly a marker for the integrity of(More)
Acute appendicitis is a common surgical presentation for which surgical intervention, an appendicectomy, has remained a largely unchallenged primary treatment modality. Traditionally, it has been felt that the pathophysiological progressive nature of appendicitis ultimately leads to perforation. A number of recent studies, however, suggest that the process(More)