David B Curtis

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Adaptive properties of the bone-periodontal ligament-tooth complex have been identified by changing the magnitude of functional loads using small-scale animal models, such as rodents. Reported adaptive responses as a result of lower loads due to softer diet include decreased muscle development, change in structure-function(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Darbepoetin, a long-acting erythropoietin derivative, attenuates cardiomyocyte apoptosis and improves short-term (3 days) cardiac function, but the mechanisms responsible are unknown. We investigated potential mechanisms by which darbepoetin exerts cardioprotection following myocardial infarction in mice and the significance of the(More)
Liver progenitor (oval) cells have enormous potential in the treatment of patients with liver disease using a cell therapy approach, but their use is limited by their scarcity and the number of donor livers from which they can be derived. Bone marrow may be a suitable source. Previously the derivation of oval cells from bone marrow was examined in rodents(More)
BACKGROUND Nivestim is a biosimilar approved for the same indications as Neupogen including the mobilization of autologous peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs). The clinical efficacy and safety of Nivestim for this use have not been formally assessed in clinical trials. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS In our retrospective single-center study we compared variables(More)
The mixed cell population of the testicular epithelium has been studied in air-dried cell preparations obtained from a testicular biopsy. Observed cell types are defined, quantified and assigned to cell stages of the spermatogenic cycle. Studies with tritiated thymidine helped to categorize the spermatogonial cell types. Variation in cell size within cell(More)
Pleural effusions are commonly seen in pancreatitis. They usually arise from the transdiaphragmatic transfer of exudative fluid during an episode of acute pancreatitis and resolve spontaneously. Rarely, in patients with chronic pancreatitis, pleural effusions can result from the development of a fistulous connection between the pancreas and pleural space;(More)