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Studies on genetic mechanisms of wound healing in mammals are very few, although injury is a leading cause of the global burden of disease. In this study, we performed a high-density, genome-wide scan using 633 (MRL/MPJ x SJL/J) F(2) intercross at multiple time points (days 15, 21, and 25) to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) involved in wound(More)
To test the hypothesis that periosteal circumference (PC), which is associated with bone size through cross-sectional moment of inertia (CMI), has heritable components, we performed a linkage analysis using 633 MRL/SJL F(2) mice that have 14% difference in mean PC. PC was determined in femurs by use of peripheral quantitative computerized tomography (pQCT).(More)
BACKGROUND The concentration of thiamin diphosphate (TDP) in erythrocytes is a useful index of thiamin status. We describe an HPLC method for TDP and its results in patients at risk of thiamin deficiency. METHODS We used reversed-phase HPLC with postcolumn derivatization with alkaline potassium ferricyanide and fluorescence detection. Samples were(More)
The restricted access to pasture experienced by many competition horses has been linked to the exhibition of stereotypic and redirected behaviour patterns. It has been suggested that racehorses provided with more than one source of forage are less likely to perform these patterns; however, the reasons for this are currently unclear. To investigate this in 4(More)
New lesions were shown by Tc99m bone scans to have developed in sixty patients with known metastatic cancer or high-risk primary cancer and normal neurologic examinations; they were further evaluated with plain radiographs, spinal computed tomography (CT), and CT myelography (CT-M) according to an algorithm. Three groups were identified based on plain(More)
Four cases of pharyngeal trauma in cattle due to improper administration of oral medications are discussed. These cases presented for suspected gastro-intestinal disorders and anorexia. Physical findings included copious drooling of saliva, pharyngeal pain, extended head and neck, forestomach stasis, fever, dysphagia, and pneumonia. Diagnosis was made by(More)
Radioimmunoassay kits were validated for triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), and hydrocortisone (cortisol) in canine, feline, and equine sera. In each assay, serial dilutions of serum inhibited binding of radioiodinated hormone to the antibody in a manner parallel to inhibition by standard solutions. Parallel inhibition curves indicated that the same(More)
Two cognitive tasks (a letter memory task and a spatial memory task) designed to selectively activate the left or right hemisphere were combined with attentional probe tasks to measure how hemispheric activation affects attention to left and right hemifields. The probe task in Experiment 1 required the identification of digits in the left and right(More)
BACKGROUND Revision hip arthroplasty (RHA) is associated with high rates of allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT). We aimed to determine factors associated with ABT in patients undergoing RHA in Scottish hospitals, with particular focus on perioperative cell salvage (PCS). METHODS A prospective observational cohort study of RHA procedures performed in 11(More)