026). The DD genotype and the D allele were more frequent in the subgroup of T2DM patients with multivessel CAD (p=0.01) than in individuals with single vessel stenosis.
Conclusions: These findings reveal a significant relationship between
ACE gene I/D polymorphism, multivessel CAD and also the occurrence of MI in T2DM individuals with significant coronary stenoses in our population.”
Electroporation therapy is a new cancer treatment modality in which a locally applied electrical field enhances cell membrane permeability, allowing greater intracellular accumulation of a chemotherapeutic agent.
To evaluate the efficacy of electroporation therapy in treating basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
with intratumorally injected bleomycin. Orbital growth, facial nerve proximity, or proximity to cartilage of the external meatus complicated four of these tumors. The intention was curative. The follow-up period was 24 months and included biopsies after 8 weeks.
In four of the six patients, one treatment was enough to eradicate the tumor. In one patient, the tumor persisted even after a second treatment with electroporation therapy. A septal cartilage perforation was the only major complication. The cosmetic results were very satisfactory. One additional recurrence was recorded 6 months after the follow-up period
is a promising new cancer treatment that should be further evaluated as an alternative to surgery, especially in complicated skin cancer.
Genetronics, Inc. provided financial support for this study and has paid Dr. L. Lofgren an honorarium for work at investigator meetings.”
“Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the effects of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors (RASIs) after encircling ipsilateral pulmonary veins AZD5153 purchase isolation (EIPVsI) for atrial fibrillation (AF) differed between patients with non-dilated and dilated left atria.
Materials and methods: We retrospectively studied 292 consecutive patients (mean age=61+/-11 years, 75% males) who underwent successful EIPVsI for paroxysmal or persistent AF. RASIs’ effects were compared between the patients with a non-dilated left atrium of <40 mm (n=178) and dilated left atrium of >= 40 mm (n=114).
Results: During a mean follow-up period of 18.9+/-12.7 months, AF recurred in 38 (21.4%) and 45 (39.5%) patients with non-dilated and dilated left atria, respectively. A multivariate Cox proportional analysis revealed that treatment with RASIs (hazard ratio (HR) 0.30, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.13-0.66, p=0.003), the duration of AF (HR 1.08/year, 95% CI=1.01-1.16, p=0.03), a history of hypertension (HR 2.86, 95% CI=1.21-6.85, p=0.02) and the left ventricular ejection fraction (HR 0.54/10%., 95% CI=0.34-0.87, p=0.