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The ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project aims to identify all functional elements in the human genome sequence. The pilot phase of the Project is focused on a specified 30 megabases (È1%) of the human genome sequence and is organized as an international consortium of computational and laboratory-based scientists working to develop and apply(More)
Uric acid, the naturally occurring product of purine metabolism, is a strong peroxynitrite scavenger, as demonstrated by the capacity to bind peroxynitrite but not nitric oxide (NO) produced by lipopolysaccharide-stimulated cells of a mouse monocyte line. In this study, we used uric acid to treat experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) in the PLSJL(More)
One in 4 children will have at least 1 episode of acute otitis media (AOM) by age 10 years. AOM results from infection of fluid that has become trapped in the middle ear. The bacteria that most often cause AOM are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. Differentiating AOM from otitis media with effusion (OME) is a(More)
Viral insults that occur during early postnatal periods, can affect neuronal systems which exhibit significant postnatal development, such as the cerebral cortex and cerebellum. Borna disease virus (BDV) is a single-strand RNA virus which replicates in the nervous system of many species after experimental inoculation and causes acute neurological disease.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Mismatch between program directors' expectations of medical school graduates and the experience of students in medical school has important implications for patient safety and medical education. We sought to define family medicine residency program directors' expectations of medical school graduates to independently perform various(More)
Hearing loss affects approximately one-third of adults 61 to 70 years of age and more than 80 percent of those older than 85 years. Men usually experience greater hearing loss and have earlier onset compared with women. The most common type is age-related hearing loss; however, many conditions can interfere with the conduction of sound vibrations to the(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are effective for preventing unintended pregnancy. Whether patients in primary care settings receive physician counseling regarding ECPs has not been evaluated. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional telephone survey of reproductive-age women who sought care at a university-based general internal medicine(More)
BACKGROUND Graduates of US allopathic and international medical schools comprise the majority of physicians who began family medicine residency in July 2011. Different procedural skills may be taught in allopathic and international medical schools leading to variation in the procedures that graduates can perform independently at the beginning of residency(More)
We compared the results of HFE genotype with tests for iron binding saturation (IBS) in 190 consecutive patients with liver disease using 2 IBS cutoff levels: 45% and 60%. Saturation was more than 45% in 117 patients (61.6%) and more than 60% in 89 (46.8%). The number of patients (10) with the highest-risk HFE genotype (C282Y homozygote) was higher than(More)