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Tissue Doppler Imaging Is Superior to Strain Rate Imaging and Postsystolic Shortening on the Prediction of Reverse Remodeling in Both Ischemic and Nonischemic Heart Failure After Cardiac
Background—A number of noninvasive techniques have been used to predict the effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in heart failure patients, in particular left ventricular (LV)Expand
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A novel tool to assess systolic asynchrony and identify responders of cardiac resynchronization therapy by tissue synchronization imaging.
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to investigate if tissue synchronization imaging (TSI) is useful to identify regional wall delay and predict left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling after cardiacExpand
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Evaluation of induction of porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome in gnotobiotic pigs with negative results for porcine circovirus type 2.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome (PDNS) could be experimentally induced in gnotobiotic swine. SAMPLE POPULATION Plasma samples from 27 sows and 20Expand
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Randomised comparison of G-CSF-mobilized peripheral blood mononuclear cells versus bone marrow-mononuclear cells for the treatment of patients with lower limb arteriosclerosis obliterans.
Previous studies have suggested that the lower limb arteriosclerosis obliterans (LASO) could be improved by autologous transplantation of either bone marrow mononuclear cells (BM-MNC) orExpand
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Peak early diastolic mitral annulus velocity by tissue Doppler imaging adds independent and incremental prognostic value.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to ascertain if left ventricular mitral annulus velocities measured by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) are more powerful predictors of outcome compared with clinicalExpand
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R&D intensity and international joint venture performance in an emerging market: moderating effects of market focus and ownership structure
In this study we examine the contingent relationship between R&D intensity and performance of international joint ventures (IJVs) in an emerging market context. Based on Teece's (1986) argumentsExpand
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Cone-beam CT for breast imaging: Radiation dose, breast coverage, and image quality.
OBJECTIVE The primary objectives of this pilot study were to evaluate the radiation dose, breast coverage, and image quality of cone-beam breast CT compared with a conventional mammographicExpand
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Tissue Doppler imaging provides incremental prognostic value in patients with systemic hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy
Objectives We sought to determine the prognostic value of left ventricular (LV) mitral annular velocities measured by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in hypertensive patients with echocardiographicExpand
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The Th17 immune response is controlled by the Rel–RORγ–RORγT transcriptional axis
Transcription factors c-Rel and RelA/p65 bind and activate two Rorg promoters to drive Th17 differentiation.
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Decompressive Hemicraniectomy in Malignant Middle Cerebral Artery Infarct: A Randomized Controlled Trial Enrolling Patients up to 80 Years Old
BackgroundDecompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) has proven efficacious for the treatment of malignant middle cerebral artery infarction (mMCAI) only in patients less than 60 years. This study aimed toExpand
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