Christine E Roberts

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OBJECTIVE Insulin resistance in skeletal muscle is an early phenomenon in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Studies of insulin resistance usually are highly focused. However, approaches that give a more global picture of abnormalities in insulin resistance are useful in pointing out new directions for research. In previous studies, gene expression(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present investigation was to determine if antimicrobial mouthrinses with different formulations could affect the composition of the subgingival microbiota and clinical parameters of adjacent tissues in periodontal maintenance subjects. METHODS One-hundred and sixteen subjects, who had been treated for chronic periodontitis and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to describe what surgical procedures are performed in the neonatal period in New South Wales (NSW) and where they are performed. METHODS Population-based descriptive study was conducted in NSW in a 2-year period from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1998, inclusive, using information from the NSW Health Department's Inpatient(More)
This study compared the sizes, spacings and properties (soil moisture, pH, nitrogen, soil arthropods and VAM) of soil resource islands and bare patches in sagebrush-grass communities invaded by western juniper versus those without juniper. We analyzed 1000 surface soil samples taken from nine 50-m radius circular plots sampled in December of 1991 and May of(More)
We sought to evaluate the reproducibility of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)-based approach to measure the stable-isotope enrichment of in vivo-labeled muscle ATP synthase β subunit (β-F1-ATPase), a protein most directly involved in ATP production, and whose abundance is reduced under a variety of circumstances. Muscle was(More)
Many towns and cities are faced with unemployment or underemployment, underutilized or blighted areas, and tax bases not expanding as quickly as servite needs. These challenges have led many municipalities to create Industrial Development Corporations. To achieve the desired goals of job creation and retention, expansion of the tax base, and an improved use(More)
BACKGROUND Sharing information with patients within a consultation about their infection and value of antibiotics can help reduce antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections. However, we do not know how often information is given about antibiotics or infections, and if this is related to knowledge and attitudes. OBJECTIVES To determine the(More)
Physical activity is associated with greater independence in old age. However, little is known about the effect of physical activity level and activity type on activities of daily living (ADL). This review systematically analyzed the effects of physical activity level and activity type on ADL in older adults (mean age, 60+). Electronic search methods (up to(More)
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