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An evaluation of coronary atherosclerosis using coronary CT in subjects with asymptomatic carotid lesions
The evaluation of coronary lesions in patients with asymptomatic carotid plaque represents a very promising line of research to assess cardiovascular risk and the possible implementation of a more aggressive prevention therapy.
Designing in-vitro systems to simulate the in-vivo permeability of drugs
In this work an engineering approach, consisting in an experimental procedure and a model to derive the data, was presented and applied to improve the testing methods of pharmaceuticals. The permeability of several ...
Lifestyle and eating habits in a business community
PURPOSE: The present study verified, using a validated questionnaire, the presence of unhealthy aspects of lifestyle and chronic degenerative conditions in a working community. METHODS: A cohort from a working community ...
Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis
Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is an asymptomatic hematologic condition defined by the presence of a small (<5 x 109/L) clonal B-cell population in the peripheral blood in the absence of lymph-node enlargement, ...
Discovering the meaning of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance: current knowledge, future challenges
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a non malignant plasma cell disorder with a relatively low risk of progression to Multiple Myeloma (MM) and to related Plasma cells disordes (lymphoplasmacellular ...
Genomics DNA Profiling in Elite Professional Soccer Players: A Pilot Study
Functional variants in exonic regions have been associated with development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Athletic performance can be considered a multi-factorial complex phenotype. Genomic DNA was extracted ...
A Low Cost Amplifier And Acquisition System For Cortical-Electroncephalography In Non-Human Applications
A simple circuit is described to make an AC-amplifier and an analog-to-digital converter in a single, compact solution, for use in basic research, but not on humans. The circuit sends data to and is powered from a common ...
Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, occurring in 1-2% of overall population, involving more than 6 millions of European people. It is associated to a reduced quality of life and an increased ...