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In previous studies we observed that human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) could have a protective effect on the onset of disease and time of death in MRL Lpr/Lpr mice which have an autoimmune disease that may be considered similar to human lupus. We believed a temporary xenograph may have occurred in these animals with the disease process delayed and the life(More)
Metabolic stress is believed to constitute an important signal for training-induced adjustments of gene expression and oxidative capacity in skeletal muscle. We hypothesized that the effects of endurance training on expression of muscle-relevant transcripts and ultrastructure would be specifically modified by a hypoxia complement during exercise due to(More)
An 18-yr-old woman with primary amenorrhea, anosmia, and total lack of secondary sexual development was treated for 230 days using sc pulsatile GnRH. GnRH testing with 100 micrograms, sc, initially revealed a peak FSH to LH ratio greater than 1. After 28 days of treatment, this ratio had reversed. A dosage of 20 micrograms/2 h for 200 days resulted in a LH(More)
Sixty-five patients with minimal endometriosis were studied for the purpose of prospectively comparing conservative medical management in the form of danazol with no therapy in the treatment of this disease. After completion of the basic infertility evaluation and correction of additional factors affecting fertility, a diagnostic laparoscopy, dilatation and(More)
Eighty cycles induced by human menopausal gonadotropins in 45 women were studied with serial ultrasound examinations. The incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation (OHS) was 44%, considerably higher than in other series using similar induction protocols. This was probably due to the superior ability of ultrasound to detect ovarian enlargement and the(More)
AIMS To evaluate the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-19 (MMP-19) in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma along with its association with structural features of invasiveness. To investigate whether MMP-19 expression correlates with lymphatic or systemic metastasis and prognosis in patients who have received definitive radiotherapy. METHODS AND(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a correlation between the expressions of four matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs): MMP-2, MMP-7, MMP-9 and MMP-13, and the TNM (tumourÀnodeÀmetastasis) stages of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC); and to explore the implication of these MMPs in OSCC dissemination. Samples from 61 patients diagnosed(More)
Eighty menstrual cycles were induced by the administration of human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), and the induction of ovulation was evaluated by serial ultrasound scanning. Ovulation occurred in 57 of these cycles, and pregnancy occurred in 17 patients. No pregnancy occurred if the follicle size was below 15 mm at the time that human chorionic(More)