Cardiovascular Disease Science

Aortic arch repair: lessons learned over three decades at Baylor College of Medicine
27-05-2022The treatment of complex aortic arch disease continues to be among the most demanding cardiovascular operations, with a considerable risk of death and stroke. Since January 1990, our single-practice service has performed over 3,000 repairs of the aortic arch. Our aim is to describe the progression of our technical approach to open aortic arch repair. Our center's surgical technique has evolved considerably over the last three decades. When it comes to initial arterial cannulation, we have...

Effect of Passiflora setacea juice and its phenolic metabolites on insulin resistance markers in overweight individuals and on microglial cell activity
27-05-2022Passiflora setacea (PS) is a species of wild Brazilian passion fruit, rich in bioactive compounds. Scientific evidence suggests that food rich in polyphenols can modulate inflammation, thereby playing an important role in preventing chronic non-communicable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes (DT2) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). This study aimed to investigate the effect of PS consumption on metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers in overweight male volunteers and to identify the underlying...

Risk of obstetric anal sphincter injuries at the time of admission for delivery: a clinical prediction model
27-05-2022CONCLUSIONS: OASIS can be accurately predicted based on variables known at the time of admission for labor. These predictions could be useful for selectively implementing OASIS prevention strategies.

Investigation of the effects of diabetes mellitus on left internal thoracic artery flow patterns in patients scheduled to undergo coronary bypass graft surgery
27-05-2022CONCLUSION: In this study, we showed that increased HbA1c levels may be associated with significant functional and structural changes of LITA.

Profile of self-concept and self-esteem on the academic performance among practitioners of physical education and extracurricular activities in middle-school students
27-05-2022CONCLUSIONS: Apparently, the practice of extracurricular sport activities by students promotes a significant evolution in the formation of self-concept and academic performance, as well as suggesting a positive evolutionary trend in the formation of self-esteem of students who practice the several extracurricular sports.

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Illness perception in patients with D.M. type II in Cambodia
This research is a qualitative study of illness perception in patients registered in a clinic in a rural area in Cambodia (Cambodia-Dutch Organization). All patients in the clinic with Diabetes...
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