Christopher J Jackson

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Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease results in >19 million deaths annually, and coronary heart disease accounts for the majority of this toll. Despite major advances in treatment of coronary heart disease patients, a large number of victims of the disease who are apparently healthy die suddenly without prior symptoms. Available screening and diagnostic(More)
Endothelial cell invasion is an essential event during angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels). The process involves the degradation of the basement membrane and the underlying interstitium. The matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family is considered to be primarily responsible for matrix degradation. Two members of the family, gelatinase A and B play an(More)
A major problem encountered when isolating human microvascular endothelium is the presence of contaminating cells such as fibroblasts that rapidly over-grow the endothelial cells. We describe here a simple, rapid technique for purifying endothelial cells derived from the microvasculature of neonatal foreskin and osteoarthritic and rheumatoid arthritic(More)
In this article, we review recent modifications to Jeffrey Gray's (1973, 1991) reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST), and attempt to draw implications for psychometric measurement of personality traits. First, we consider Gray and McNaughton's (2000) functional revisions to the biobehavioral systems of RST. Second, we evaluate recent clarifications(More)
In this article, we attempt to integrate Dickman's (1990) descriptive concept of Functional Impulsivity (FI) with Gray's (1970, 1991) Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST). Specifically, we consider that FI bears great conceptual similarity to Gray's concept of reward-reactivity, which is thought to be caused by the combined effects of a Behavioral(More)
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease results in >19 million deaths annually, and coronary heart disease accounts for the majority of this toll. Despite major advances in treatment of coronary heart disease patients, a large number of victims of the disease who are apparently healthy die suddenly without prior symptoms. Available screening and diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the effect of virtual reality simulation training plus robotic orientation versus robotic orientation alone on performance of surgical tasks using an inanimate model. METHODS Surgical resident physicians were enrolled in this assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial. Residents were randomized to(More)
This trial compared the cost of an integrated home-based care model with traditional inpatient care for acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 25 patients with acute COPD were randomised to either home or hospital management following request for hospital admission. The acute care at home group costs per separation ($745, CI95% $595-$895, n =(More)
We investigated the effects of hyaluronan (HA) on interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-stimulated matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-13 production in human chondrocytes from patients with osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Secreted levels of MMP-13 in conditioned media were detected by immunoblotting, while intracellular MMP-13 synthesis in articular cartilage(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) secretion by microvascular endothelial cells is an essential first step in the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). Since angiogenesis does not occur in large blood vessels, we investigated whether the secretion of MMPs and tissue inhibitor of MMP (TIMP1) differs between micro- and macro-vascular endothelial cells.(More)