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Incidence of Silent Cerebral Thromboembolic Lesions After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation May Change According to Technology Used: Comparison of Irrigated Radiofrequency, Multipolar Nonirrigated
AF Ablation Technologies and Silent Cerebral Ischemic Lesions. Introduction: Silent cerebral ischemic lesions have recently emerged as the most frequent complications after pulmonary vein isolationExpand
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Does anatomical completeness of the circle of Willis correlate with sufficient cross-perfusion during unilateral cerebral perfusion?
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of anatomical completeness of the circle of Willis for sufficient brain perfusion during unilateral cerebral perfusion and the methodology ofExpand
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Silica-induced scleroderma.
In a survey done in East Germany between 1981 and 1988, we found that 93 of 120 male scleroderma patients had long-term exposure to silica dust. We describe our findings in 12 patients withExpand
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Environmentally Induced Systemic Sclerosis‐like Disorders
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), characterized by fibrosis of skin and internal organs, i s a disease of unknown etiology with a pathogenesis that is still vague. Scleroderma-like changes have beenExpand
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Silica‐associated systemic sclerosis is clinically, serologically and immunologically indistinguishable from idiopathic systemic sclerosis
To determine whether the clinical, immunological and serological features of patients with silica‐associated systemic sclerosis are different from patients with the‘idiopathic’ form of systemicExpand
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Malignant melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers in Northrhine‐Westphalia, Germany: a patient‐ vs. diagnosis‐based incidence approach
Background  Dermatologists have repeatedly criticized that the public health importance of nonmelanoma skin cancers is not appropriately reflected by the patient‐based cancer incidence rates ofExpand
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Epidemiology of nickel allergy: results of a follow‐up analysis of patients with positive patch tests to nickel
In a previous paper, we reported on nickel sensitivity in 2400 consecutive patients in 5 countries. 3 years later, we reassessed 104 of the 157 nickel‐positive patients of this former study and foundExpand
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Immunological detection of cauliflower mosaic virus gene V protein produced in engineered bacteria or infected plants.
Antiserum was prepared against a synthetic peptide corresponding to the C-terminal 25 amino acids (aa) of the protein encoded by cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) gene V, which is thought to be aExpand
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[Patch testing with the "Austrian standard series"--epidemiologic test values and results].
Patch testing for contact allergies is routinely performed by applying a "standard series" of the most frequently occurring contact allergens. Internationally "established" standard series have to beExpand
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Type III collagen aminopropeptide and laminin PI levels in serum of patients with silicosis‐associated and idiopathic systemic scleroderma
A group of 191 patients with systemic scleroderma and 12 patients with silicosis‐associated scleroderma were investigated for connective tissue turnover. The serum levels of type III collagenExpand
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