Aliya Heyliger

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BACKGROUND Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including hypertension. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of parathyroidectomy on systolic and diastolic blood pressures (BP) in hypertensive patients with PHPT. METHODS A retrospective review of medical records was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE To recognize that benign adrenal adenomas can co-secrete excess aldosterone and cortisol, which can change clinical management. METHODS We reviewed the clinical and histological features of an adrenal tumor co-secreting aldosterone and cortisol in a patient. Biochemical testing as well as postoperative immunohistochemistry was carried out on(More)
Evaluation of cellular immunity in the intestinal lamina propria of rhesus macaques has been used previously to assess protective immunity against mucosal simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) challenges. As this technique requires survival surgery to obtain jejunal tissue, effects of surgical stress on the immune system were investigated. SIV-specific immune(More)
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