Daniel F. Warnock

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The hypothesis that a mismatch in compliance between a vascular graft and its host artery is detrimental to graft patency was tested by implanting paired arterial autografts, prepared with differential glutaraldehyde fixation of carotid arteries in the femoral arteries of dogs. These grafts differed only in circumferential compliance: they were 100%(More)
Intraoperative autotransfusion is a technique well-suited to major vascular surgery. It is most effective when salvage and reinfusion of shed blood can be accomplished at flow rates compatible with the degree of hemorrhage encountered in both elective and emergency procedures. Appropriate equipment modifications can render commercially available(More)
There is no consensus as to the degree of arterial anisotropy or to its relationship to vascular cell function. Given the relevance of the isotropic assumption in formulating elasticity models, reliable measures of biaxial displacements are needed. In this study, a video motion analyzer (VMA) was used to describe the biaxial in vivo dynamic elasticity of 22(More)
To describe fully the compliance characteristics of an artery with nonlinear elastic properties, measurements must be obtained over a wide range of pressures. Furthermore, repeated measurements, as required in temporal studies of arterial implants, require that the measuring technique be noninvasive. The application of a pulsed ultrasound echo-tracking(More)
PURPOSE Cellular constituents of the blood vessel wall are continuously subjected, in vivo, to both mechanical and hemodynamic forces, which elicit structural and biologic responses. We have developed a compliant tubular system, the vascular simulating device (VSD), that reproduces these forces, while supporting the attachment and the experimental(More)
Field studies were done in 1995-1996 to assess the efficacy of three sweet corn hybrids that express the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxin, CrylAb, against two lepidopteran pests, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner) and Helicoverpa zea (Boddie). The Bt hybrids tested were developed by Novartis Seeds, using the event BT-11, which expresses Bt toxin in green tissue(More)
A comparative study of experimental reversed (RV) and in-situ (INS) vein grafts with respect to the evolution of morphologic and compliance characteristics was done in a canine model. In addition, the compliance characteristics in a series of human INS vein grafts were recorded as a function of time after operation. At 6 months after implantation, all(More)
Clinically implanted prostheses of biological origin have recently been shown to develop aneurysms within several years. To study this process, recently developed bovine heterografts that were implanted in canine ilio-femoral arteries for 27 to 45 months, were studied in vivo and in vitro. Seven out of seven grafts were patent with only one showing evidence(More)
An affordable device comprised of off-the-shelf parts, initially called the “Small Insect Aspirator” was developed to gently collect western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande), from a rearing colony for use in insecticide efficacy trials. This device allows for a designated number of thrips to be placed onto any experimental test plant.(More)
The use of intraoperative autotransfusion provides a safe and cost-effective means of salvaging operative blood loss and reducing or eliminating the use of stored homologous bank blood with its inherent difficulties and risks. The risk of disease transmission or various reactions is minimized. Autotransfusion provides a readily available, more physiologic,(More)