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Cerebral ischemia (CeI) is a major complicating event after acute brain injury (ABI) in which endothelial dysfunction is a key player. This study evaluates cellular markers of endothelial function and in vivo reactive hyperemia in patients with ABI and their relationship to the development of cerebral ischemia. We studied cellular markers of endothelial(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous administration of cyclosporine, which contains Cremophor EL (a polyethoxylated castor oil; BASF, Berlin, Germany), has occasionally resulted in an anaphylactic reaction. An apparent hypersensitivity reaction (bronchospasm and decrease in blood pressure) had occurred during heart transplantation in a 59-year-old woman after intravenous(More)
Cacogeusia, being the patients' main complaint, is reported as a new symptom of amyloidosis, probably caused by a peripheral sensory neuropathy. A case is presented of a patient with weight loss, dysphagia, macroglossia and taste disturbances, due to amyloidosis associated with a plasma cell dyscrasia. The importance of oral manifestations in amyloidosis is(More)
The gap between the number of potential recipients of a cardiac graft and the availability of donor hearts is still growing. A proper selection of heart transplant candidates is mandatory to ensure that patients in critical need, who are likely to benefit from this procedure, are identified. The work-up of a patient with terminal chronic heart failure(More)
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