Amy H Nunnally

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BACKGROUND Neuregulin-1β (NRG-1β) is a growth factor critical for cardiac development and repair with therapeutic potential for heart failure. We previously showed that the glial growth factor 2 (GGF2) isoform of NRG-1β improves cardiac function in rodents after myocardial infarction (MI), but its efficacy in a large animal model of cardiac injury has not(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Laparoscopic radical cystectomy with orthotopic ileal neobladder creation is a technically challenging and lengthy surgical procedure. We present our experience with a simplified technique for laparoscopic cystectomy and neobladder creation in the porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten female minipigs underwent a purely(More)
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