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Preterm infants exposed to oxygen and mechanical ventilation are at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a multifactorial chronic lung disorder characterized by arrested alveolar development and nonsprouting, dysmorphic microvascular angiogenesis. The molecular regulation of this BPD-associated pathological angiogenesis remains incompletely(More)
In order to study the relationships between obesity, serum uric acid, insulin secretion and insulin resistance in female subjects, we evaluated serum C-peptide and glucose-induced insulin utilization (euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp) in 16 obese (8 nonhyperuricemic and 8 hyperuricemic) and 10 nonobese control subjects. Baseline C-peptide levels were(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationships between blood pressure, insulin secretion and insulin resistance in obese female subjects. DESIGN Evaluation of insulin-secretion and resistance respectively by blood C-peptide determination and glucose clamp technique in nonhypertensive and hypertensive obese female subjects. SETTING Outpatient clinic of University(More)
The High Performance Fortran (HPF) programming language provides the data parallel programming paradigm for high performance architectures with diierent hierarchies of memory. HPF programs are much easier to write and to read than conventional message passing programs. Unfortunately, the data parallel programming paradigm is not suucient for all kind of(More)
Aspartyl-(asparaginyl) beta-hydroxylase (AAH) is a type 2 transmembrane protein with catalytic activity that hydroxylates epidermal growth factor-like domains of proteins that have a functional role in cell motility and invasion. Extravillous cytotrophoblasts (CTB) are motile and invasive unpolarized epithelial cells that mediate early implantation through(More)
Whereas the effects of chemotherapy during pregnancy for mother and fetus are well described, its effects on the placenta remain largely undetermined. We performed a retrospective clinicopathologic analysis of the placenta following chemotherapy. Charts were reviewed for type of malignancy, type and timing of chemotherapy, and fetal and pregnancy outcome.(More)
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a multifactorial disorder that develops in 9-15% of diamniotic-monochorionic twin gestations. While the pathogenesis of TTTS remains poorly understood, unbalanced deep artery-to-vein (AV) anastomoses have traditionally been implicated in the gradual shift of blood from donor to recipient. The aim of this study was(More)
In order to define the relationship, if any, between serum uric acid and insulin pattern in different types of diabetes mellitus, 4 groups of subjects (controls, and affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, with and without obesity) were considered. In each group, successively cleared of the long-term and complicated diabetic patients, serum and(More)