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BACKGROUND Studies concerning immediate implantation describe its use in the anterior and premolar regions. However, its clinical effectiveness in immediately replacing molar teeth has rarely been challenged. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the survival rate of implants placed immediately after extraction of molar teeth to support a fixed(More)
Primary malignancies of the heart and pericardium are rare. All the available data come from autopsy studies, case reports, and, in recent years, from large, specialized, single-center studies. Nevertheless, if primary malignancy is present, it may have a devastating implication for patients. Malignancies may affect heart function, also causing left-sided(More)
PURPOSE Systemic polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) were shown to improve the symptoms of dry eye syndrome due to their anti-inflammatory effects. This study evaluated the in vitro anti-inflammatory effects of PUFAs on human corneal epithelial (HCE) cells. METHODS HCE cells were incubated for 2 hours with different concentrations of PUFAs:(More)
The effect of high oxygen pressure on neural function was studied in the isolated nervous system of the cockroach. Intracellular and extracellular action potentials were recorded from single giant axons during exposure to 7 ATA (atmosphere absolute) (1 ATA = 0.1 MPa) of oxygen. Axonal excitability was measured as changes in stimulus strength-duration(More)
AIMS Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction can lead to pulmonary hypertension. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of exercise during right heart catheterization in the unmasking of diastolic dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 2004 and 2012, 200 symptomatic patients with exertional dyspnoea, preserved left ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) display a predisposition for vascular disease. Platelets taken from vasculopathic diabetic patients, show enhanced stimuli-induced activation and aggregation responses. Aspirin remains the cornerstone antiplatelet agent for secondary prevention of vascular complications among diabetic patients, yet(More)
Human divers exposed to hyperbaric pressure may suffer from cognitive and motor impairments thought to be related to high pressure effects per ce. These effects, termed high pressure neurological syndrome (HPNS), appear at pressure above 1.1 MPa. HPNS involves CNS hyperexcitability that is partially attributed to augmented responses of the glutamatergic(More)
INTRODUCTION The co-existence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus is very common. Hypertension remarkably increases the cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients. Lowering blood pressure (BP) in these patients is particularly beneficial. AREAS COVERED This paper will discuss what the target BP is for diabetic patients and how that target can be reached.(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) and aortic stenosis (AS) are frequent findings in the elderly population. Data regarding the influence of DM on the outcomes of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) due to AS are limited. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of DM on TAVR outcomes. METHODS We investigated 443(More)
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