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OBJECTIVE Mesenteric fat, a reflection of visceral adiposity, may play an important role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In this study, we examined the independent relationship between mesenteric fat thickness and metabolic syndrome and defined its optimal cutoff value to identify high-risk subjects for metabolic(More)
We assessed the effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition on survival and cardiorenal outcomes in a consecutive cohort of Chinese type 2 diabetic patients with varying degree of albuminuria, ranging from normoalbuminuria to macroalbuminuria. A total of 3773 consecutive Chinese type 2 diabetic patients were followed prospectively for a mean(More)
Glomerulosclerosis and tubulointerstitial injury are characteristic features seen in the subtotal (5/6) nephrectomy remnant kidney model in the rat. Oxidative stress from renal mass reduction contributes to the glomerular and tubular injury. Previous studies have clearly demonstrated the prevention or inhibition of such injury by an antioxidant such as(More)
Editor must not exceed 400 words in length and must be limited to three authors and five references. They should not have tables or figures and should relate solely to an article published in Circulation within the preceding 12 weeks. Authors of letters selected for publication will receive prepublication proofs, and authors of the article cited in the(More)
A fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) system using subcarrier mul-tiplexing on the optical fiber and asymmetric digital subscriber lines (ADSL) on the unshielded twisted-pair is proposed to deliver broadband services. In contrast to the current ADSL based FTTC approaches, the digital multi-plexing/demultiplexing process is moved back to the central office by using(More)
We report a patient with a biochemically and radiologically confirmed parathyroid adenoma, which underwent spontaneous resolution by necrosis. The patient was followed-up over the subsequent two years during which time the tumour and hypercalcaemia recurred. Sequential radiological and biochemical changes at the time of diagnosis, spontaneous necrosis and(More)
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