(n.) A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds.
(n.) Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.
(1) The serum ACE activity showed no significant difference between male and female in the control or sarcoidosis groups.
(2) At present, ACE inhibitors are preferred because they are usually better tolerated than conventional vasodilators and are clinically more effective.
(3) We have studied the effect of chronic ACE inhibition with enalapril on renal structure and function in rats with the two-kidney one-clip model of renovascular hypertension.
(4) In 33 patients with heart failure (NYHA II-III), the 24-h blood pressure rhythm was examined before and after the titration period of two ACE inhibitors.
(5) In contrast to the intact endothelial monolayers, in homogenates additional kininase activity was found which was not affected by either ACE and NEP inhibitors nor by amastatin and MGTA.
(6) We investigated the effects of local angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition by captopril on the autoregulatory efficiency of glomerular blood flow (GBF).
(7) Thus ACE-inhibitors are to be considered for all patients requiring medical therapy for congestive heart failure.
(8) These data indicate that ACE inhibitors are able to unmask a release of bradykinin from cultured human endothelial cells.
(9) However, neither before nor during lisinopril therapy did any changes in urinary protein loss occur during the infusions of Ang II, despite the fact that Ang II reversed the long-term systemic and renal hemodynamic changes induced by the ACE inhibitor.
(10) The mechanisms underlying the positive effects of ACE inhibition and beta-adrenergic blockade are largely unknown, but hemodynamic factors (vasodilation) may contribute by improving the access of glucose and insulin to skeletal muscle.
(11) The choice of antihypertensive drugs in patients with single therapy or combined therapy in the young was beta blockers in 49.7%, Ca blockers in 39.4%, diuretics in 30.7% and ACE inhibitors in 17.8%, and those in the elderly were Ca blockers in 46.1%, diuretics in 44.2%, beta blockers in 33.8%, and ACE inhibitors in 16.4%.
(12) The effects of the neutral metalloendopeptidase (NEP) inhibitor, thiorphan, and the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, captopril, on airway responses to SP5-11 were examined in order to test the hypothesis that differences in degradation of SP and SP5-11 contribute to the difference in airway responsiveness to the two peptides.
(13) In the case of somatic ACE, the second equivalent of inhibitor binds to a second zinc-containing site as evidenced by the ability of a moderate excess of inhibitor to protect both zinc ions against dissociation.
(14) ACE inhibition reduces hyperfiltration and is capable of blocking the AA-induced rise in GFR in these patients.
(15) Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) is a circulating dipeptidase which has a broad specificity and is known to metabolise a range of circulating peptides.
(16) To assess the degree of the differential ability of serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) activity as compared with 13 conventional biochemical tests, we studied 76 healthy subjects and 107 patients with chronic liver diseases.
(17) A review of the literature indicated that out of 1087 patients reported, 72 patients were on the combination of an AN69 dialyzer and ACE inhibitor therapy and 41 (57%) demonstrated AR.
(18) It was found that the mean values of serum ACE activity were significantly different between the healthy group and groups with liver disease.
(19) Decreased plasma angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity and increased levels of von Willebrand Factor Antigen (vWF:Ag) were found in all patients with SSc.
(20) In respect of reversal of interstitial fibrosis, ACE inhibitors seem to be effective because the growth of fibroblasts was found to be stimulated by angiotensin II.
(n.) A pustular affection of the skin, due to changes in the sebaceous glands.
(1) In both cases there was no history of previous trauma and acne.
(2) The mean acne scores, derived from grading and counting lesions and comedones, fell from 63.3 to 6 in the Diane 50 and from 64.2 to 4.5 in the Triphasil group.
(3) However, in GF rats and in rats monoassociated with viable P. acnes, parenteral injection of killed P. acnes antigen inhibited the plaque-forming cell response to sheep erythrocytes.
(4) In deep forms of acne, particularly acne conglobata, Akne-Mycyna may be a valuable supplementation of systemic treatment.
(5) A water based 5% benzoyl peroxide gel (Benzac W5) was compared with topical 1% clindamycin phosphate solution (Cleocin T) in the treatment of acne vulgaris using a randomized, investigator blind study design.
(6) A questionnaire was presented to 2009 18--19 year old military recruitment candidates which enabled assessment of antipathy towards patients with severe acne vulgaris, the occupational handicap associated with severe acne and subjective inhibitions in acne patients.
(7) Clinical severity of acne and sebum excretion decreased significantly at the end of the trial with both drugs, but significantly more with spironolactone.
(8) When we only considered the patients' responses, more of them admitted having had acne than did our controls.
(9) Clindamycin lotion completely suppressed the growth of C acnes organisms, whereas erythromycin and tetracycline did not depress the C acnes counts.
(10) Thirty patients of either sex (23 M, 7 F) ranging in age between 16 and 36 years, affected of acne vulgaris, were given 20% azelaic acid cream over a period of 6 months.
(11) PEC were then collected from mice into which either 100 micrograms of P. acnes or 1 KE of OK-432 had been injected intraperitoneally several times.
(12) Isotretinoin (Accutane Capsules) is a synthetic vitamin A compound used for treatment of recalcitrant cystic acne.
(13) Furthermore, when rats were first immunized and then challenged with active strains of P. acnes, an increased sensitivity to low doses of P. acnes and a chronic exacerbation of inflammation was observed.
(14) All stages were present from acne comedonica to acne conglobata.
(15) The aim of this work is to investigate the anti-comedo activity of 20% azelaic acid cream topically applied in a group of teen-agers affected by acne.
(16) Therefore the prevalence of acne conglobata and acne of at least a moderate degree with cysts and scars was 832,000 for women and 1,319,000 for men 15 to 44 years of age.
(17) Macrophages elicited with thioglycollate and P. acnes displayed enhanced Fn secretory activity when compared with resident unstimulated cells.
(18) Continuous culture studies using a chemostat and varying culture pH showed that highest levels of growth of P. acnes occurred at pH 6.0 and that two clear 'peaks' of histamine production were apparent at pH 4.5 and at pH 7.5.
(19) Skin impurities and fatty hair associated with acne were side effects in 22.5% of 378 patients during the first evaluation and in 10.8% of 369 patients at the second evaluation.
(20) Within 2 months following birth the infants had facial acne and edema, swelling of the eyelids, loss of facial hair including eyelashes, and hyperpigmentation of the skin.