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OBJECTIVE To examine the association of statin drug use on cognitive and MRI change in older adults. METHODS Participants in the Cardiovascular Health Study, a longitudinal study of people age 65 or older, were classified into three groups determined by whether they were taking statin drugs on a continuous basis, intermittently, or not at all. The(More)
BACKGROUND There is worldwide recognition of the need to control the rising costs of health-care. As a result there is a trend away from inpatient treatment of people with non-life-threatening skin disorders. In the developing world there is a conflict between the inadequacy of home and community facilities and the need to limit expenditure. AIM The aims(More)
PURPOSE Analysis of preprocedural factors that may be helpful in predicting the severity of pain and nausea after hepatic arterial embolization (HAE) for liver neoplasms. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a 2-year period, 62 patients (33 men, 29 women) underwent 130 palliative lobar HAEs for unresectable liver neoplasms. The hepatic lobe was embolized with(More)
BACKGROUND It would be a benefit if time-saving, non-invasive methods could give hints for diagnosing systemic sclerosis. To investigate the skin of patients with systemic sclerosis using confocal laser scanning microscopy in vivo and to develop histometric parameters to describe characteristic cutaneous changes of systemic sclerosis observed by this new(More)
Ecstasy ist ein psychoaktives Amphetaminderivat, das als Partydroge verbreitet ist. Es wird über 2 junge Erwachsene berichtet, die aufgrund einer Ecstasyintoxikation ein Hirnödem im Rahmen einer schweren Hyponatriämie erlitten. Während eine Patientin 2 Tage nach Aufnahme die Intensivstation ohne residuelle Schäden verlassen konnte, verstarb der 2. Patient(More)
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