A number of agents that mimic the ability of the thyroid hormone, T3, to decrease plasma cholesterol levels are described; one is as effective as T3 at reducing cholesterol levels and stimulating liver function, but has very little effect on cardiac function and is thus less likely to be toxic. The agent may be useful in the treatment of atherosclerosis.
Following the introduction of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) gases as replacements for the ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), it has been discovered that HCFCs/HFCs can degrade in the atmosphere to produce trifluoroacetic acid, a compound with no known loss mechanisms in the environment, and higher concentrations in… (More)
Sixty patients, ranging in age from 29 to 74 years, were studied for the effect of animation of the upper half of the face on the aging features. Patients were divided into three categories according to the dominant behavioral pattern: brow lifters, frowners, and squinters. Brow ptosis was accentuated laterally in the squinters and medially in the frowners.… (More)
Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) blocks the release of neurotransmitter acetylcholine at the presynaptic neuromuscular junction leading to an irreversible, but temporary muscular paralysis and weakness. This can produce a significant improvement of wrinkling in the upper face caused by the actions of the facial muscles. A prospective clinical study… (More)
Developed first multilayer interconnect technology for high-T c superconductors.
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to determine the motor innervation of the corrugator supercilii muscle and, based on this information, develop a new surgical technique to treat patients with hyperfunctional corrugator muscles with deep vertical glabellar creases. METHOD Microdissection of five fresh-frozen cadaveric heads was performed. Following this,… (More)
The crooked nose is defined as a nose in which the midline is off center without tissue loss. This leaves a nose that is angulated at the nasion or the rhinion. Surgical correction with angulation of the nasion includes medial osteotomies, two transverse oblique osteotomies, one transverse root osteotomy and one lateral osteotomy. Angulation at the rhinion… (More)