Deirdre Leake

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Lhermitte-Duclos disease (LDD) is a disorder sometimes referred to as a dysplastic gangliocytoma of the cerebellum. This is a focally indolent growth of the cerebellar cortex in which the folia enlarge due to a profusion of dysplastic cortical neurons and a thickening of the molecular layer. Loss of Purkinje cells and thinning of medullary white matter(More)
A new universal arch bar for intermaxillary fixation has been developed. This arch bar was fabricated as a wave-shaped, thin metal plate with soldered buttons on the bucco-labial aspect. It is light and flexible, yet strong enough to provide excellent fixation in the treatment of fractures of the maxilla and/or mandible. It is a universal bar: the superior(More)
BACKGROUND The urokinase-mediated plasminogen activation (uPA) system plays a central role in a number of cellular processes including tissue remodeling, cell migration, and angiogenesis. Elevated uPA activity has also been seen with tumor invasion and metastasis in a variety of malignancies. Keloids represent an aberrant form of wound healing characterized(More)