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AIM To evaluate the prognostic value of serum uric acid (SUA) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. METHODS Systematic review and random-effects meta-analysis of prognostic studies assessing AMI outcomes (death, major adverse cardiac events, MACE) in relation to on-admission SUA. RESULTS Nine studies (7655 patients) were identified, 6 in the(More)
In this paper we present current achievements in computer aided ECG analysis and their applicability in real world medical diagnosis process. Most of the current work is covering problems of removing noise, detecting heartbeats and rhythm-based analysis. There are some advancements in particular ECG segments detection and beat classifications but with(More)
AIM To assess serum uric acid (SUA) levels determined on admission as a potential predictor of short-term mortality and long-term survival in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. METHOD Data for this retrospective prognostic study were drawn from the patient database of the Varazdin County General Hospital in Varazdin, Croatia. We included(More)
Scientific research of type 1 diabetes patients is often limited by ethical or technical reasons. Therefore, when people with diabetes decide to push their own limits and stretch the limits of our knowledge on their own, we can just observe and try to alleviate possible dangers. Here we would like to present a case of the first type 1 diabetes patient to(More)
Elevated level of prostatic specific antigen (PSA) is an established parameter to help determine the need to perform prostate biopsy. The aim of the present study was to determine whether PSA density (PSAD) could better predict pathologic finding of 12-core prostate biopsy in men with PSA 4-10 ng/mL than PSA alone. Transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy was(More)
INTRODUCTION Aortic dissection is frequently associated with ischemic stroke; however, a high clinical suspicion is necessary when the presentation is atypical. CASE REPORT We present the atypical clinical picture of De Bakey type I (Stanford A) aortic dissection which presented as crossed hemiparesis in a 52-year-old previously healthy woman. (More)
Direct current cardioversion (DCC) is a procedure used to restore sinus rhythm in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL) (1). It is associated with a 1%-2% risk of thromboembolic events (2). In patients with persistent AF/AFL lasting longer than 48 hours, this risk can be reduced by adequate anticoagulation or exclusion of(More)
In this paper, we review the current state of implementation of the MULTISAB platform, a web platform whose main goal is to provide a user with detailed analysis capabilities for heterogeneous biomedical time series. These time series are often encumbered by noise that prohibits accurate calculation of clinically significant features. The goal of(More)
In humans and other higher primates, uric acid (UA) is the end product of purine metabolism generated by oxidation of xanthine catalyzed by xantine oxidase (XO) (EC (Figure 1). In other mammals, UA is further oxidized by uricase (EC to yield highly soluble allantoin, which is then excreted from the body. From the evolutionary standpoint,(More)
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