\n\nConclusions: In cross-sectional analyses, estrogen users had better GFR and blood pressure than nonusers did, but the 10-year follow-up showed improved blood pressure and decreased urine LDN-193189 in vivo albumin-to-creatinine ratio among mostly long-term current users, without differences in GFR by estrogen use. This study suggests no association of GFR with 10 years of continuous estrogen use and an inverse association with albuminuria.”
“P>Stenosis or occlusion of a large right coronary artery or its vein grafts in symptomatic patients who underwent previous bypass grafting procedure with patent left-sided grafts is mostly managed by percutaneous interventions. When percutaneous
interventions fail, it is a difficult decision to reoperate on a such patient for a single-vessel disease considering the risk of resternotomy. We present our technique which involves small anterior thoracotomy
and partial sternotomy. (J Card Surg 2011;26:148-150).”
“The literature on quality of life (QOL) can be described as a jungle: vast, dense and difficult to penetrate, especially for those entering the field without a specialist QOL background. While QOL as a term is entwined in an extensive body of work from many disciplines and covering diverse learn more perspectives, it has been most extensively documented and operationalised within the domains of health-related socioeconomic drivers and is largely MEK162 quantitative in nature. Subjective and qualitative measurement is less fully developed and documented. This review paper provides a map through the QOL literature by constructing a tabular framework to position the measures and meanings of QOL prior to undertaking a phenomenological study with older people. It concludes by arguing for attention to the further development of qualitative experiential measures specific to life-stage QOL for older people, having found these perspectives rarely visible.”
“Thermal effects occurring under tensile deformation were analyzed for polyethylene
samples with different level of crystallinity and dimensions. Temperature changes were measured by IR camera at all stages of deformation (from elastic region until fracture) at various strain rates. At the initial stage of drawing energy is consumed and temperature of the polymer slightly decreases (endothermic effect). Onset of necking gives rise to intensive heat generation and substantial increase in temperature in the element where neck originates. When front of neck moves away, analyzed element begins to cool down. At the region of strain hardening a new increase in temperature is observed. Maximal degree of heating during necking was found to depend on the level of crystallinity of the polymer, tensile rate and the speed of the front of neck. Calculations were conducted to estimate the maximum adiabatic temperature provided no energy is dissipated outside the heat source.