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The present study examined the effects of 6 wk of ovarian endocrine deficiency on skeletal muscle GLUT-4 glucose transporter protein and glucose transport activity in sedentary and endurance-trained rats. Female Wistar rats (10 wk old) underwent bilateral ovariectomy (OVX) or sham surgery followed by a 5-wk swim-training protocol. OVX resulted in no(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the capacity of local irrigation with tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) to inhibit vessels from neointimal lesion formation following intimectomy or balloon angioplasty. DESIGN The common carotid arteries in New Zealand white rabbits were subjected to either intimectomy or balloon angioplasty. INTERVENTION Before restoring(More)
Free flap failure is frequently due to tension, twisting, kinking, or compression of the vascular pedicle after the anastomosis is completed. A rabbit model simulating these errors was used to evaluate the capacity of topically-applied tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) to prevent microvascular thrombosis. The rabbit ear was isolated on the central(More)
The concentration of phosphate in buffered saline irrigation solutions was evaluated for its effect upon the incidence of arterial thrombosis. A rabbit thrombosis model of combined intimal abrasion and twisted pedicle in the rabbit central ear artery was used. Higher concentrations of phosphate (20 mM) in normal saline yielded a lower thrombosis rate at 7(More)
BACKGROUND Recombinant platelet-derived growth factor (rPDGF-BB) stimulates migration and proliferation of fibroblasts and smooth muscle cells and induces the rapid development of granulation tissue. This study investigated the use of rPDGF-BB and skin grafting to heal avascular ulcers using a rabbit model. We further investigated the effect of a hyaluronic(More)
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