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Effects of l-carnitine and niacin supplied by drinking water on fattening performance, carcass quality and plasma l-carnitine concentration of broiler chicks
The present study was initiated to determine whether dietary supplemental L-carnitine and niacin affect growth performance, carcass yield, abdominal fat and plasma L-carnitine concentration ofExpand
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Analysis of peripheral blood T‐cell subsets, natural killer cells and serum levels of cytokines in children with Down syndrome
The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between humoral and cell‐mediated immune response parameters and impairment of immune functions in children with Down syndrome (DS). TheExpand
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Reference interval of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-a in healthy men and non-pregnant women.
OBJECTIVE The serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) concentration is a predictor of ischemic cardiac events and renal impairment. However, the reference interval of PAPP-A has not beenExpand
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Protective Effect of L-Arginine Intake on the Impaired Renal Vascular Responses in the Gentamicin-Treated Rats
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of gentamicin (100 mg/kg/day, i.p.) treatment on endothelium-dependent and -independent vasodilation in isolated perfused rat kidney, and theExpand
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Indirect reference intervals estimated from hospitalized population for thyrotropin and free thyroxine.
AIM To establish indirect reference intervals from patient results obtained during routine laboratory work as an alternative to laborious and expensive producing of their own reference range valuesExpand
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Six Sigma as a Quality Management Tool: Evaluation of Performance in Laboratory Medicine
In medical school, the first concept expressed to students is a Latin phrase, primum non nocere, meaning “first, do no harm.” This phrase is well known among health workers and dates back toExpand
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Physiological and biochemical responses in German Fawn kids subjected to cooling treatments under Mediterranean climate conditions
This study was conducted to determine the effects of different physical modifications (sprinkler and fan) related to heat stress during summer on relevant blood biochemical measures and physiologicalExpand
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Procollagen type I carboxy-terminal peptide shows left ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction in hypertensive patients.
BACKGROUND An excess of myocardial collagens in hypertension is a result of increased collagen synthesis and unchanged or decreased collagen degradation. Increased collagen content, which is shown byExpand
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Biochemical indicators and cardiac function tests in chronic alcohol abusers.
AIM To determine the effect of chronic alcohol abuse on cardiac function, antioxidant system, trace elements, and liver function tests. METHODS Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscularExpand
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Biological variation in pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A in healthy men and non-pregnant healthy women
Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) was fi rst identifi ed by Lin et al. in 1974 as one of four proteins with high plasma concentrations in pregnant women (1) . Serum mass concentration ofExpand
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