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BACKGROUND The influence of the duration of anticoagulant therapy after venous thromboembolism (VTE) on the long-term morbidity and mortality is unclear. AIM To investigate the long-term sequelae of VTE in patients randomized to different duration of secondary prophylaxis. METHODS In a multicenter trial comparing secondary prophylaxis with vitamin K(More)
BACKGROUND A consensus has not been reached about the optimal duration of oral anticoagulant therapy after a second episode of venous thromboembolism. METHODS In a multicenter trial, we compared six months of oral anticoagulant therapy with anticoagulant therapy continued indefinitely in patients who had had a second episode of venous thromboembolism. Of(More)
Subclinical hypothyroidism is an example of the impact of technology on the concept of a disease. It denotes a condition in which laboratory findings, at least including a raised serum thyrotropin (s-TSH), indicate hypothyroidism in the absence of clinical signs or symptoms of this disease. One reason for attention to cases of subclinical hypothyroidism is(More)
The inflammasomes have an important role in connecting the detection of endogenous and microbial danger signals to caspase-1 activation and induction of protective immune responses. NLRC4 is a cytosolic NOD (nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain)-like receptor (NLR) that can trigger inflammasome formation in response to bacterial flagellin, an(More)
In a prospective, double-blind, intraindividual, cross-over, placebo-controlled multicenter study, clinical and biochemical effects of once daily postprandial dose regimens of 50, 100, and 200 mg spironolactone were investigated in 45 outpatients with primary hypertension, WHO (World Health Organization) Stage I-II. Each of the three active therapy periods,(More)
1. Secreted mammalian Ly-6/urokinase plasminogen activator receptor-related protein-1 (SLURP-1) is a recently discovered endogenous ligand at the alpha7 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Previous reports have shown that SLURP-1 is expressed in normal human keratinocytes seemingly with a pro-apoptotic function. Conversely, such expression was(More)
Thirty-four patients with gallstone disease were examined with cholescintigraphy and gastroscopy before and after cholecystectomy. Sixteen patients had a functioning and 23 a non-functioning gallbladder at cholescintigraphy. At scintigraphy 99Tcm-activity was found over the gastric fundus in 28% before and in 22% after cholecystectomy and there was no(More)