Clinics - Volume 67, issue 5

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Electronic ISSN
1980-5322
Print ISSN
1807-5932

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Tension cost, the ratio of myosin ATPase activity to tension, reflects the economy of tension development in the myocardium. To evaluate the mechanical advantage represented by the tension cost, we studied papillary muscle contractility and the activity of myosin ATPase in the left ven

Journal: Clinics, vol. 67, no. 5, 2012

Abstract

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common among critically ill patients. Because it is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality, efforts are being made to identify AKI early to increase the likelihood of successful intervention. Serum creatinine, the primary parameter used to diagnose AKI,

Journal: Clinics, vol. 67, no. 5, 2012