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OBJECTIVE The present research examined the relation of psychiatric disorders to tobacco dependence and cessation outcomes. METHOD Data were collected from 1,504 smokers (58.2% women; 83.9% White; mean age = 44.67 years, SD = 11.08) making an aided smoking cessation attempt as part of a clinical trial. Psychiatric diagnoses were determined with the(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS CD133+ cells confer angiogenic potential and may be beneficial for the treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI). However, patient selection, blinding methods and end points for clinical trials are challenging. We hypothesized that bilateral intramuscular administration of cytokine-mobilized CD133+ cells in ambulatory patients with(More)
The aim of this study is to determine the effects of early intravenous (IV) infusion later followed by transendocardial (TE) injection of allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) following myocardial infarction (MI). Twenty-four swine underwent balloon occlusion reperfusion MI and were randomized into 4 groups: IV MSC (or placebo) infusion (post-MI day 2)(More)
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