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BACKGROUND The value of postoperative cardiac troponin I (cTnI) has been shown to indicate a higher risk of in-hospital death after cardiac surgery. The authors therefore assessed the long-term prognostic value of cTnI in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS Consecutive patients (n = 202) were included and divided into two(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Isoflurane has been shown experimentally to protect the myocardium against infarction but the clinical relevance of these findings is not yet well established. We therefore evaluated the effects of isoflurane administration before cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on postoperative cardiac troponin I (cTnI) release and clinical outcome in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE A single cardiac troponin I (cTnI) 24-h measurement is an independent predictor of short- and long-term adverse outcome after coronary surgery. We compared a single cTnI 24-h measurement and kinetic analysis of cTnI release in predicting in-hospital outcome in unselected cardiac surgery patients. METHODS Consecutive patients (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Simultaneous assessment of cardiac troponin I, B-type natriuretic peptide, and C-reactive protein has been found to provide unique prognostic information in acute coronary syndromes. The current study addressed the prognostic implication of a multiple-marker approach in cardiac surgery. METHODS Two hundred twenty-four patients undergoing(More)
We noted the following major immunochemical changes in the final course of a gamma heavy-chain disease associated with a myelomonocytic leukemia: an important oligoclonal increase of IgG1/kappa, during sepsis development, whereas the lambda molecules decreased and IgG2 and IgG3 completely disappeared in a one-month interval. Initial concentrations of IgG4(More)
We studied the immunoglobulins of a cohort of 212 HIV-positive patients followed-up for 13 years. The qualitative study of immunoglobulins by immunoelectrophoresis and immunofixation distinguished three groups of patients: those with monoclonal immunoglobulins, those with minor abnormalities of immunoglobulins and those with polyclonal immunoglobulins. We(More)
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