Elaine M C To

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The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of intravascular photodynamic therapy (PDT) to prevent the development of intimal hyperplasia. Anesthetized New Zealand white rabbits underwent placement of Fogarty balloon catheters introduced via femoral artery cutdowns. Catheters were passed retrograde 10 cm into the lower abdominal aorta, inflated(More)
This study investigates the sensitivity and specificity of cytology, qualitative, and real-time RT-PCR methods in free cancer cell detection of peritoneal washing from gastric cancer patients. Peritoneal washings were collected from 65 gastric cancer patients for routine cytology and total RNA extraction for qualitative and real-time RT-PCR for CEA. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the area and the angular width of localized retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defects imaged by confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (CSLO) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to evaluate their agreement. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-one eyes of 41 glaucoma patients. METHODS Sixty-one distinctive,(More)
The Yucatan miniswine has been recommended as an animal model of advanced atherosclerosis. Atherosclerotic plaques developed in this model demonstrate foam cells, widespread fibrosis, and calcification, features suggestive of human atherosclerosis. We have observed the occurrence of intraluminal projections that appear peculiar to this animal model.(More)
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