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Precise positioning: The unique center visual marker facilitates precise placement, positioning accuracy and assessment of the stricture during dilation.
The article derives probability equations for atomic clock time dilation in Earth orbit, which show close correlation to the time dilation equations in the Theory of Relativity.
After the balloon dilation, powered resection of the obstructing polyps was carried out with a microdebrider with a straight cutting blade (figure 2, B and C).
Repeat pneumatic dilation was performed and a promotility agent was started.
They were randomized to dilation or no dilation at initial endoscopy.
failed at least one dilation and incision, resection) is 1 to 2%.
Ultrasound evaluation of brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (a measure of blood vessel function) was conducted, and plasma levels of cotinine, vitamin E, malondialdehyde, and pro-inflammatory mediators were measured before and after the treatment period.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A threshold of 6-cm cervical dilation is more accurate than the conventional 4 cm to determine when a woman enters the active phase of labor, a reevaluation of evidence suggests.
The latest research indicates dilation must occur to enable the torsion.
According to the study, pupil dilation is an accurate indicator of sexual orientation.
We have reported that acute diesel engine exhaust (DE) exposure enhances vasoconstriction and diminishes acetylcholine (ACh)-induced dilation in coronary arteries in a nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-dependent manner.
Inappropriate vasoconstriction, or lack of dilation in response to mental stress in stable coronary heart disease, contributes to the genesis of myocardial ischemia and confers an increased risk in patients with coronary artery disease.