Erica L Brooks

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We developed a new model of partial urethral obstruction using the guinea pig. We placed jeweler's jump rings loosely around the proximal urethra of immature guinea pigs and allowed the obstruction to develop gradually as the animal grew. After four or eight weeks of obstruction, we studied the filling and emptying characteristics of the bladder during(More)
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD The combination use of niacin and HMG Co-A reductases (statins) is increasing. While statin therapy reduces the risk of adverse cardiovascular events, additional therapies are needed to decrease event rates further. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is of interest as a potential therapeutic target as epidemiologic evidence(More)
BACKGROUND We compared aortic stiffness, aortic impedance and pressure from wave reflections in the setting of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) to the tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) in the absence of proximal aortic dilation. We hypothesized BAV is associated with abnormal arterial stiffness. METHODS Ten BAV subjects (47 ± 4 years, 6 male) and 13 TAV subjects(More)
The order of gene loci in the phoA-phoR region of the Escherichia coli K-12 linkage map was demonstrated to be lac phoA proC phoR. The end of the phoA locus corresponding to the amino terminus of alkaline phosphatase was shown to be the end nearer proC. Translation (and transcription) of phoA is therefore in the anticlockwise direction relative to the(More)
Left ventricular (LV) apical hypoplasia is an unusual, recently identified cardiomyopathy, whose clinical course is uncertain. In this report, we describe a case of this cardiomyopathy occurring in an asymptomatic 50-year-old male with a remote history of a surgically corrected patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), primarily using transthoracic echocardiography(More)
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