David Abood

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Lipoprotein(a) levels are approximately three to four times higher in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to controls with normal renal function (H.J. Parra, H. Mezdour, C. Cachera et al., Clin. Chem. 33 (1987), 721). Hypertriglyceridemia occurs in approximately 50% of ESRD patients receiving chronic hemodialysis (HD) treatment and(More)
OBJECTIVES Irradiation of enamel with carbon dioxide (CO2) laser energy alters physical and chemical properties of the enamel surface, and these lasers hold promise for conditioning enamel for bonding of adhesive restorations. This laboratory study examined the influence of laser irradiation parameters on the shear bond strength obtained for laser etching(More)
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) are a heterogeneous population of early myeloid cells that accumulate in the blood and tumors of patients with cancer. MDSC play a critical role during tumor evasion and promote immune suppression through variety of mechanisms, such as the generation of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS and RNS) and cytokines.(More)
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