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BACKGROUND Based on the observation that ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxides (USPIOs) are phagocytosed by cells of the mononuclear phagocytic system, the purpose of this study was to evaluate their use as a marker of atherosclerosis-associated inflammatory changes in the vessel wall before luminal narrowing is present. METHODS AND(More)
Total plasma amino acids were determined by the ninhydrin method in 37 controls and 30 patients with chronic pancreatitis and normal (n = 7) pancreatic enzyme output or mildly (n = 6), moderately (n = 8), and severely (n = 9) reduced pancreatic enzyme output. Intravenous injection of synthetic secretin did not change plasma amino acid levels. During a(More)
The parenteral application of fat emulsions containing medium-chain triglycerides results in an increase of ketone bodies as expression of the rapid metabolism of medium-chain triglycerides. Although ketoacidosis could not be watched, it should be of advantage to reduce the ketonemia. This might be reached by application of carbohydrates. The simultaneous(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxipurinol has been shown to be sufficiently absorbed after oral administration as a rapid release preparation of oxipurinol sodium. We compared the uric acid lowering affect of allopurinol and oxipurinol. METHODS In a multicenter, randomized, double blind crossover trial in 99 hyperuricemic patients with normal renal function we investigated(More)
PURPOSE To determine the experimental parameters in an in vitro model that influence the thrombus-capturing efficacy of the Vena Tech-LGM filter. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Vena Tech-LGM filter was evaluated in an in vitro model of the vena cava with a computer-controlled flow system with a total of 5,200 thrombi. The influences of the following(More)
AIM This study reports the incidence of visual impairment certification due to diabetic retinopathy in Leeds between 2008 and 2010 and makes a comparison with data from 2005, immediately before the introduction of a comprehensive screening service. METHODS The primary causes of visual impairment certification between 2008 and 2010 were collected and(More)
A case is reported of conception and successful completion of a pregnancy in a 31 year old woman maintained on home parenteral nutrition while suffering from a primary distension of the intestinal lymphatic vessels and intestinal loss of protein. A healthy, 3400 g female infant was born near term by cesarean section. This case confirms the few so far(More)