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OBJECTIVES To propose standardized consensus definitions for important clinical endpoints in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), investigations in an effort to improve the quality of clinical research and to enable meaningful comparisons between clinical trials. To make these consensus definitions accessible to all stakeholders in TAVI clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a significant risk factor for uterine cervical carcinoma. However, the role of HPV infection in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is less well defined. To determine the significance of the relationship of this virus in the progressive development of oral cancer, we estimated the risk of HPV detection in(More)
Previous investigations in our laboratory and others (Chen et al., 1998) have shown that the levels of certain inflammatory, proangiogenic cytokines in saliva and tissue specimens of patients with oral premalignant lesions (OPML) are elevated. We have also shown that these cytokines are elevated in tissue culture of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell(More)
We have previously described a novel in vitro model of a non-productive herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection in neurally differentiated (Nd)-PC12 cells that allows for inducible virus replication upon forskolin treatment. In this study, we further characterized the quiescent state of infection and examined the ability of heat stress (HS) to induce(More)
BACKGROUND The authors conducted a study to determine if salivary biomarkers specific for three aspects of periodontitis--inflammation, collagen degradation and bone turnover--correlate with clinica features of periodontal disease. METHODS The relationship between periodontal disease and the levels of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1beta), matrix(More)
The pathophysiology of burning mouth disorder (BMD) is not clearly understood, but central neuropathic mechanisms are thought to be involved. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the pathophysiology associated with BMD by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Areas of brain activation following thermal stimulation of the trigeminal(More)
Rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells differentiated with nerve growth factor (Nd-PC12) were used to investigate the establishment of a non-productive herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection that is reversible. The results of this work are as follows: (i) Nd-PC12 cultures could be maintained as long term (>7 weeks) non-dividing cultures only when plated(More)
We previously described a novel in vitro model of a non-productive herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection in neurally differentiated (ND)-PC12 cells that allows for inducible virus replication upon forskolin and heat stress (HS) treatment. In this research, we further characterized the model with respect to HSV-2 strain 333. We found that: (i)(More)