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Myoblast transplantation for cardiac repair has generated beneficial results in both animals and humans; however, poor viability and poor engraftment of myoblasts after implantation in vivo limit their regeneration capacity. We and others have identified and isolated a subpopulation of skeletal muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs) that regenerate skeletal(More)
We evaluated the current incidence and outcome of perioperative pulmonary aspiration (PPA) in the nonobstetric adult population at a tertiary university medical center. A 4-yr retrospective analysis (January 2001-December 2004) was conducted using both quality improvement data and the hospital-wide medical archive recording system. PPA was defined as either(More)
There is growing evidence that early detection and response to physiological deterioration can improve outcomes for hospitalized infants, children, and adults. A rapid response system (RRS) is a multidisciplinary system to decrease the incidence of in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrests by detecting a crisis event and triggering a response and by dispatching a(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplant recipients frequently develop acute kidney injury (AKI), but the predisposing factors and long-term consequences of AKI are not well understood. The aims of this study were to identify predisposing factors for early post-transplant AKI and the impact of AKI on patient and graft survival and to construct a model to predict AKI(More)
We have studied the spatiotemporal pattern of blebbistatin-induced anomalous electrical activities in isolated rat atrial preparations using the optical mapping of excitation spread. Atrial preparations including the right or left auricle were dissected from adult rat hearts. Each preparation was then stained with a fast merocyanine–rhodanine(More)
Since the 1950s, there has been a continuous increase in the number and coverage of protected areas (PAs) in Iran, and in total 253 PAs have been declared that cover 10.12 % of the country's area. This paper reviews literature addressing Iran's PAs, examines what is known about them, highlights the challenges and lessons learned, and identifies areas where(More)
We present characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features in a pediatric female patient with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). Muscle weakness developed at 8 years old and fluctuated during the clinical course over 7 years. Electrophysiological studies showed a demyelination pattern with moderately delayed nerve(More)
Treprostinil is a prostacyclin analog and has been used on idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). There is only limited clinical experience using treprostinil to manage PAH in patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). We report three ESLD patients with PAH, who were treated with continuous intravenous treprostinil. A 59-year-old woman with(More)
Cell transplantation is a potential therapy for patients suffering from congestive heart failure. Many cell types have been experimentally tested for their ability to improve cardiac function. In this review, we discuss the potential of cell transplantation into the heart using various cell sources and introduce an attractive new cell source: Muscle-derived(More)