Christopher H. Browne

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The cause of mental retardation, present in approximately 3% of the population, is unexplained in the majority of cases. Recent reports have suggested that cryptic telomeric rearrangements resulting in segmental aneuploidy and gene-dosage imbalance might represent a significant cause of idiopathic mental retardation (IMR). Two groups of patients with(More)
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) has been identified as the essential, but not sole, underlying infectious component for PCV-associated diseases (PCVAD). Several co-factors have been suggested to convert an infection with PCV2 into the clinical signs of PCVAD, including co-infection with a secondary pathogen and the genetic background of the pig. In the(More)
Impaired anesthesiologists (IAs) seen by the Medical Association of Georgia Impaired Physicians Program were compared to all other impaired physicians seen by the program. Anesthesiologists were the specialists most overrepresented in the program. When each IA was matched to a control with respect to age, sex, race, professional activity status, and year of(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroendocrine (NE) prostate cancer develops as an aggressive disease that does not respond to androgen ablation therapy. It has been demonstrated that the paracrine action of NE cells facilitates the progression of androgen dependent adenocarcinoma to an androgen independent state, suggesting a significant role for NE cells during failure of(More)
BACKGROUND Commercial human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) ribonucleic acid (RNA) quantification assays vary in their ability to quantify different subtypes of HIV-1, a problem in regions where multipte HIV-1 subtypes may be circulating. OBJECTIVES To assess commercial HIV-1 RNA quantification assays on two plasma panels. Panel 1 consisted of HIV-1(More)
Objective—The aims of the study were to determine the immune responses to candidate viral triggers of multiple sclerosis (MS) in patients with clinically isolated syndromes (CIS), and to evaluate their potential value in predicting conversion to MS. Methods—Immune responses to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human herpesvirus 6, cytomegalovirus (HCMV), and(More)
Scholars of stakeholder engagement and corporate social responsibility have long grappled with the question of how to strategically engage stakeholders to obtain the strategic benefits of cooperation and reduce conflict with stakeholders. We integrate insights from literatures on impression and organizational perception management with those of civic(More)
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