Christopher M. Hess

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Much has been written in recent years about the changes in corporate strategies and industry structures associated with electronic coordination of market activities. This paper considers the advent of electronic market coordination in the home mortgage industry, focusing on Computerized Lean Origination (CL O) systems. Case studies of five CLOs (First(More)
We present molecular data documenting how introduction to the eastern United States and an epizootic involving a bacterial pathogen has affected the genetic diversity of house finches, a cardueline songbird. Population bottlenecks during introduction can cause loss of genetic variation and may negatively affect a population’s ability to adapt to novel(More)
Acute transverse myelitis is a rare neurologic condition that has an estimated incidence of up to 3 per 100,000 patient years (0.003%). Although rare, acute transverse myelitis can have devastating neurologic effects with up to two-thirds of patients having a moderate to severe degree of residual disability. The term acute transverse myelitis was previously(More)
Mutant Estrogen Receptor (ERT2) ligand-binding domain fusions with Cre recombinase are a key tool for spatio-temporally controlled genetic recombination with the Cre/lox system. CreERT2 is efficiently activated in a concentration-dependent manner by the Tamoxifen metabolite trans-4-OH-Tamoxifen (trans-4-OHT). Reproducible and efficient Cre/lox(More)
Much has been written in recent years about the changes in corporate strategies and industry structures associated with electronic coordination of market activities. This thesis considers the advent of electronic market coordination in the home mortgage industry, focusing on Computerized Loan Origination systems (CLOs). CLOs give home buyers an automated(More)
BACKGROUND Although self-management of chronic disease is important, engaging patients and increasing activation for self-care using online tools has proven difficult. Designing more tailored interventions through the application of condition-specific personas may be a way to increase engagement and patient activation. Personas are developed from extensive(More)
Intestinal smooth muscle cells (iSMCs) are a crucial component of the adult gastrointestinal tract and support intestinal differentiation, peristalsis and epithelial homeostasis during development. Despite these crucial roles, the origin of iSMCs and the mechanisms responsible for their differentiation and function remain largely unknown in vertebrates.(More)
BACKGROUND Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are the most frequent pituitary tumors. Due to the lack of hormonal hypersecretion, posttreatment follow-up evaluation of NFPAs is challenging. OBJECTIVE To create evidence-based guidelines in an attempt to formulate guidance for posttreatment follow-up in a consistent, rigorous, and cost-effective way.(More)
BACKGROUND The authors reviewed published articles pertaining to the preoperative imaging evaluation of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) and formulated recommendations. OBJECTIVE To provide an exhaustive review of published articles pertaining to the preoperative imaging evaluation of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas. METHODS The MEDLINE(More)