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Subcortical hyperintensity on magnetic resonance imaging is a common incidental finding in healthy elderly subjects. The relationship of such changes to cognitive functioning remains unclear, however, because only a small number of studies have examined this issue with conflicting results. We therefore assessed 66 healthy adult volunteers (mean [+/- SD]… (More)
Semipermeable membranes may be fabricated from mixtures of poly(ethylene oxide)/polysulfone block copolymer (PEO-b-PSF) and polysulfone. Membranes fabricated with PEO-b-PSF possess a hydrophilic surface. PEO-b-PSF segregates to the membrane surface during phase inversion fabrication of the membrane rendering the surface hydrophilic. Changes in surface… (More)
Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia, particularly in the older age groups. It confers an increased risk of thromboembolism to these patients, and multiple clinical risk factors have been identified to be useful in predicting the risks of thromboembolic events. Recent studies have evaluated the role of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the… (More)
Recognizing the central role of echocardiographic examinations in the assessment of most cardiac disorders and the need to ensure the provision of these services in a highly reliable, timely, economical and safe manner, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Society of Echocardiography undertook a comprehensive review of all aspects influencing… (More)
We describe residual atrial septal defects in 3 patients who had previous surgical repair. The residual defects were the sinus venosus type near the orifice of the inferior vena cava. Preoperative and intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography may aid in the detection and facilitate the successful repair of these defects.