Brian Duggan

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PURPOSE We investigated the 3-dimensional morphological arrangement of KIT positive interstitial cells of Cajal in the human bladder and explored their structural interactions with neighboring cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS Human bladder biopsy samples were prepared for immunohistochemistry/confocal or transmission electron microscopy. RESULTS Whole(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE We report the first described case of ectopic bone formation with osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1) use occurring in the pelvis after combined anterior and posterior spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA OP-1 is a member of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily of extracellular proteins involved in bone growth(More)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Stone management economics is a complex issue. FURS and SWL are recognised treatment option for lower pole kidney stones. There are paucity of data comparing cost implication and effectiveness of both treatment options. Both treatment modalities are equally efficacious. FURS incurred(More)
The National Climate Assessment of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) analyzes and presents the impacts of climate change on the United States. The provenance information in the assessment is important because the assessment findings are of great public and academic concern and are used in policy and decision-making. By applying a use(More)
The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) is a satellite instrument that measures ozone columns and profiles, aerosols, clouds, surface ultraviolet (UV) irradiance, and the trace gases. OMI was initially setup for processing standard products when the best data became available. The capability to produce Near Real Time (NRT) data was added later. In order to(More)
Earth Science informatics involves collaboration between multiple groups of people with diverse specializations and goals, often using variations in terminology to refer to common resources. The uniformity of the resource identifiers often does not cross organizational boundaries. Because of this, permanent, widely used, unambiguous identifiers for(More)
One section of the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE) assesses knowledge about hip reconstruction. In the investigation reported here, we examined OITE hip reconstruction questions and sought to identify which literature can be recommended as study aids for this section of the test. All hip reconstruction questions on the OITE from 2002 to 2006 were(More)
J. Entomol. Sci. 45(2): 170-177 (April 2010) Abstract The actual feeding injury of Creontiades signatus Distant (Heteroptera: Miridae) was compared with a simulated technique during 2005, 2006 and 2008 by injecting varying dilutions of pectinase into cotton boils at different boll sizes (ages) and into 2 or 4 locules to determine if such a technique could(More)