Gina M Simon

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The purpose of this paper is to describe the ICED, summarize outcomes of prior studies in which it was used, and describe the adaptations that have lead to the present instrument. We will then demonstrate its use in quantifying the burden of comorbid conditions in a sample of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients from our center, and show the(More)
Mouse telokin and SM22alpha promoters have previously been shown to direct smooth muscle cell-specific expression of transgenes in vivo in adult mice. However, the activity of these promoters is highly dependent on the integration site of the transgene. In the current study, we found that the ectopic expression of telokin promoter transgenes could be(More)
In an effort to reduce the ingestion of aluminum in phosphate-binding antacids, we treated seven patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) with low magnesium dialysate and phosphate binders containing both aluminum and magnesium hydroxide. The total amount of phosphate binders prescribed was adjusted to maintain the serum phosphorus at(More)
A novel approach with chimeric SM22alpha/telokin promoters was used to identify gene regulatory modules that are required for regulating the expression of genes in distinct smooth muscle tissues. Conventional deletion or mutation analysis of promoters does not readily distinguish regulatory elements that are required for basal gene expression from those(More)
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