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Six trained male cyclists and triathletes participated in a double blind study to determine the effects of phosphate loading on maximal and endurance exercise performance. Subjects ingested either 1 gm of tribasic sodium phosphate or a glucose placebo four times daily for 3 days prior to performing either an incremental maximal cycling test or a simulated(More)
PURPOSE The prevalence of bladder dysfunctions increases with age. In humans it is difficult to separate changes related to exogenous factors from those directly related to the aging process. Some confounding variables can be avoided by studying age related changes in an animal model. We evaluated the impact of age on bladder function in vivo and in vitro,(More)
AIMS The effects of deleting genes encoding uroplakins II (UPII) and III (UPIIIa) on mouse bladder physiology/dysfunction were studied in male and female wild type and knockout (KO) mice. METHODS UPII, UPIIIa, and WT mice were catheterized using previously described techniques. Continuous cystometry was conducted in conscious, freely moving animals.(More)
PURPOSE Previous study has shown that the absence of uroplakin II can cause urinary tract dysfunction, including vesicoureteral reflux and renal abnormalities, as well as micturition pattern changes. We developed a simple surrogate measure of bladder function using ultraviolet visualization of urinary voiding patterns in a uroplakin II knockout mouse animal(More)
Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) is an acquired disease of children and adults characterized by a low platelet count, an essentially normal bone marrow, and absence of evidence for other disease. We report the use of syngeneic peripheral blood progenitor transplantation (PBPT) in a 19-year-old male with chronic refractory ITP since the age of 5.(More)
PURPOSE We analyzed the short- and long-term results for patients undergoing thrombolysis of occluded infrainguinal bypass grafts at our institution over a 62-month period. METHODS Thirty-one patients with 40 episodes of graft thrombosis in 33 grafts managed by thrombolysis were retrospectively reviewed. The effects of graft age, material, and anatomy,(More)
Forty-three patients with secondary or autonomous hyperparathyroidism complicating chronic renal failure (CRF) underwent total parathyroidectomy (PTX) (follow-up 2-18 years, mean 8.7 years). Five were on conservative treatment for CRF, 35 on regular dialysis, and only three had a functioning allograft. At PTX, the most frequent findings were uncontrollable(More)
PURPOSE Surgical resection of cervicofacial cystic hygromas and lymphangiomas rarely effects complete reduction because of severe anatomic restrictions. PATIENTS AND METHODS With prior knowledge of cyclophosphamide activity against lesions of this type, a formal trial of cyclophosphamide was initiated. RESULTS Overall dose escalation therapy resulted in(More)
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