Allison A Aka

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STUDY OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to (1) characterize cognitive and cerebral correlates of attention and response speed in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and (2) assess the association of performance and brain activation with measures of OSA severity. DESIGN Patients with OSA and controls were compared on performance and(More)
Giant omphaloceles present a reconstructive challenge in planning, management, and eventual closure of the abdominal wall defect. The goal of reconstruction is to recreate a functional abdominal wall domain and return the extra-anatomically placed viscera into the peritoneal cavity in a safe manner. Traditionally, placement of tissue expanders has been in(More)
INTRODUCTION Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and new strategies to prevent, detect, and treat the disease are needed. The receptor, guanylate cyclase C (GUCY2C), a tumor suppressor expressed by the intestinal epithelium, has emerged as a promising target. Areas covered: This review outlines the role(More)
To determine whether apparent involvement of DYRK1A in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology makes it a candidate plasma biomarker for diagnosis, we developed a method to quantify plasma DYRK1A by immunoblot in transgenic mouse models having different gene dosages of Dyrk1a, and, consequently, different relative protein expression. Then, we measured plasma(More)
Nowadays aesthetic standards reflect a generalisation of western ones. We propose to outline an aesthetic concept about Ivorian face. A selected jury will have to judge fifty-three Ivorian faces, through photographs and also, we'll make the cephalometric analysis of flabby and osseous tissues. We expect then, to provide orthodontists with basic references(More)
The runoffs at four Ivory Coast hydrometric stations (monitoring flows from an area covering between 5930 and 66500 km) were analysed with a set of statistical methods for the detection of breaks in the time series. The variables studied were the annual mean discharge and some characteristic discharges. From a quantitative standpoint, the existence of a(More)
Class I malocclusion with severe dental crowding can constitute a serious psychosocial and functional damage among young patients; from where orthodontic importance of the treatment. In the present study the authors present the treatment of two clinical cases whose initial problems are similar. They are two cases of class I malocclusion but whose certain(More)
Cancer immunotherapy is becoming a routine treatment modality in the oncology clinic, in spite of the fact that it is a relatively nascent field. The challenge in developing effective immunotherapeutics is the identification of target molecules that promote anti-tumor efficacy across the patient population while sparing healthy tissue from damaging(More)