Zoltán Jambrik

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The "comet-tail" is an ultrasound sign detectable with ultrasound chest instruments; this sign consists of multiple comet-tails fanning out from the lung surface. They originate from water-thickened interlobular septa and would be ideal for nonradiologic bedside assessment of extravascular lung water. To assess the feasibility and value of ultrasonic comet(More)
Mental stress induces endothelial dysfunction, that is a reduction of the post-occlusion brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD). This does not occur in subjects highly susceptible to hypnosis (Highs) in either the waking or hypnotic state. The aim of the present experiment was to assess whether endothelial dysfunction is also induced by acute(More)
Previous studies suggest that hypnotizability represents a protective factor against the cardiac effects of cognitive stress and that hypnosis prevents vascular stress-induced modifications in highly hypnotizable individuals. The aim of the experiment was to investigate whether a similar effect at vascular level is present in awake subjects with a high(More)
Post-ischaemic flow mediated dilation of peripheral arteries (FMD) is transiently reduced during mental stress. This experiment was aimed at assessing whether hypnosis, which is a powerful relaxation technique, modulated the FMD response to mental stress in subjects with different hypnotic susceptibility. Results showed that hypnotic relaxation prevented(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency room (ER) evaluation of patients with acute chest pain and non-diagnostic electrocardiography (ECG) remains a frequent and difficult problem. AIM To assess safety and prognostic implications of pharmacological stress echocardiography in the ER chest pain unit (CPU). METHODS A total of 552 patients (321 males, age 58+/-12.6 years)(More)
B-lines (also termed ultrasound lung comets) obtained with lung ultrasound detect experimental acute lung injury (ALI) very early and before hemogasanalytic changes, with a simple, noninvasive, nonionizing and real-time method. Our aim was to estimate the correlation between B-lines number and the wet/dry ratio of the lung tissue, measured by gravimetry, in(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormalities in endothelium-dependent vasodilation may be detected in arteries before the development of overt atherosclerosis, and their presence may predict stress-induced ischemia as assessed by ST-segment depression and/or perfusion defects. Brachial artery ultrasound during reactive hyperemia is a noninvasive method of assessing peripheral(More)
AIMS Limited data exist on radial access in carotid artery stenting. This multicentre prospective randomised study was performed to compare the outcome and complication rates of transradial and transfemoral carotid artery stenting. METHODS AND RESULTS The clinical and angiographic data of 260 consecutive patients with high risk for carotid endarterectomy,(More)
Hemodynamic parameters of experimental acutenecrotizing pancreatitis (AP) were monitored by means ofechocardiography in rabbits. Left ventricular (LV)systolic and diastolic parameters were determined before and 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 hr afterinjection of taurocholic acid in the pancreatic duct inAP animals. Temporary LV dilatation was observed 6 hrafter(More)
The prognostic value of systemic endothelial dysfunction still remains uncertain in ischemic heart disease. The aim of the study was to establish the prognostic value of ultrasonically assessed systemic endothelial dysfunction in patients with chest pain syndrome and to assess whether this information was incremental to that already provided by simple(More)