Blaine T . Bafus

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Fertilization typically involves membrane fusion between sperm and eggs. In Drosophila, however, sperm enter eggs with membranes intact. Consequently, sperm plasma membrane breakdown (PMBD) and subsequent events of sperm activation occur in the egg cytoplasm. We previously proposed that mutations in the sneaky (snky) gene result in male sterility due to(More)
AIM To study whether health utility scores can be derived from shoulder-specific scores. METHODS Authors investigated two questions: (1) do the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score and the Constant score correlate with the EuroQoL (EQ-5D), a measure of health utility? (2) can the ASES and Constant scores be obtained from a complete study(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies of fertilization have revealed the universal importance of membrane events to prepare and coordinate the gametes and ensure their successful union. These events have been most extensively studied in sperm of selected marine invertebrate and mammalian species and include dynamic changes in membrane proteins and lipids during sperm(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-traumatic knee joint effusion and fullness is a relatively common presenting complaint among athletes and non-athletes. Due to its broad differential diagnosis, a comprehensive evaluation beginning with history and physical examination are recommended. Imaging including plain radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and in some cases(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to determine whether the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for distal radius fractures correlates with actual treatment by orthopedic hand surgeons at a level I trauma center. METHODS ICD-9 codes were used to retrospectively identify patients who presented with wrist(More)
Distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) stability requires competent static and dynamic soft tissues. Multiple DRUJ techniques have been described in the literature. Our method is a novel modification of the Gupta method of DRUJ stabilization used in a revision reconstruction on a patient with a total wrist arthroplasty. A brachioradialis graft is harvested and(More)
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