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The elderly tend to use dental services less than most younger age groups. While the elderly's utilization rates may be rising, very low utilization by edentulous people depresses the overall rate for the group. We use data from the Ontario Study of the Oral Health of Older Adults to identify the variations in the use of dental services in the four study(More)
We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influencing overall survival (OS) of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients. We prospectively collected blood samples from 139 SCLC patients who participated in phase II studies of irinotecan and cisplatin (IP) chemotherapy as first-line therapy. Among 334(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The efficacy of thrombolytic therapy for treatment of embolic stroke has been a subject of both experimental and clinical examination. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy, in regard to reduction of volume of ischemic brain, of two different modes of administration (ie, intra-arterial and intravenous) of tissue-type(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A model for cerebral ischemia that requires injection of emboli into the internal carotid artery of the rabbit is commonly used. However, in our experience we have found the anatomy of the cervical carotid to be highly variable. If not appreciated, this may result in unexpectedly high variability in the severity of ischemic injury. We(More)
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