Bradley R. Adams

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This article describes a case study in the examination of cancer risk reduction behavioral strategies chosen by 272 college students enrolled in the 1987 "How to Avoid Dying from Cancer ... Now and Later" course. The four most commonly selected cancers chosen by these students--breast, colon/colorectal, skin, and lung cancer--and the corresponding(More)
The ability to recruit qualified subjects who are willing to adhere to the study protocol in clinical trials is an essential component of translational research. Such tasks can be particularly challenging for chemoprevention studies when the targeted study population is healthy, at risk individuals who do not have signs or symptoms of the disease, and the(More)
PURPOSE Emerging data continue to link carcinogenesis to inflammatory events involving the eicosanoid metabolic pathways. We therefore evaluated the effects of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibition on leukotriene (LT) B(4) synthesis in the lungs of active smokers, as part of a pilot lung cancer chemoprevention study with celecoxib (Celebrex), an oral COX-2(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the feasibility of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibition for lung cancer chemoprevention. We hypothesized that treatment with oral Celecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, would favorably alter the biomarkers of lung cancer risk as measured by the Ki-67 proliferative labeling index (Ki-67 LI). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Twenty active(More)
CFD modeling has found increasing use among combustion engineers in the design and evaluation of utility boiler retrofits, combustion optimization and NOx reduction technologies. This paper reviews three recent examples of combustion engineers using CFD modeling in the design and implementation of NOx reduction technologies. All three examples involve the(More)
AIM Nephrogenic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (NSIAD) is a rare disease characterized by a kidney disability to dilute urine and, as a result, severe recurrent hyponatremia. Due to wide variability in clinical expression, the diagnosis still remains a challenge for clinicians. We report our experience of a case in which NSIAD was diagnosed early.(More)
CFD modeling has found increasing use among combustion engineers in the design and evaluation of utility boiler retrofits, combustion optimization and NOx reduction technologies. This paper reviews two recent examples of combustion engineers using CFD modeling in the design and implementation of NOx reduction technologies. Both examples involve the staging(More)
A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling study has been conducted to evaluate the application of overfire air (OFA), Fuel Lean Gas Reburn (FLGR), and Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) to reduce NOx emissions from Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ Elmer Smith Station. Smith Station Unit 1 is a nominally rated 150 MWe single-wall cyclone fired boiler(More)
This paper reports research in progress. Two types of domain decomposition have been used in distributed computing with networked workstations for the numerical modeling of full-scale utility boilers. The numerical model is a three-dimensional combustion code which couples turbulent computational fluid dynamics with the chemical reaction process and the(More)
The department of pediatric uro-nephrology was created in 1977 in Brugmann hospital. Since then, various sectors have been developed including: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, kidney transplantation, urological and genital surgery, antenatal screening and rapid management of uronephropathies, treatment of voiding dysfunction and neurogenic bladder,(More)