James Bowden

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Imaging of the abdominal wall vasculature prior to deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEA) perforator (DIEP) flaps has been shown to significantly improve surgical outcomes. Although computed tomography angiography (CTA) has been shown to be highly accurate, it is associated with radiation exposure, and as such modalities without radiation exposure have been(More)
Whooping cough results from infection of the respiratory tract with Bordetella pertussis, and the secreted adenylate cyclase toxin (ACT) is essential for the bacterium to establish infection. Despite extensive study of the mechanism of ACT cytotoxicity and its effects over a range of concentrations in vitro, ACT has not been observed or quantified in vivo,(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA was detected in a dot-blot assay by hybridization to a DNA probe labeled with radioisotopes (32P or 35S) or biotin. Limits of detection were established for both the radioisotopically labeled DNA probes as well as the biotin-labeled probe. Hybridization of the radioisotopically labeled probes was detected by autoradiography and(More)
Recurrence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) after liver transplantation is common and is associated with high blood levels of HCV RNA. Higher blood levels of HCV may promote body fluid expression of the virus. We tested 152 body fluid specimens from 33 patients with chronic hepatitis C, 21 of whom had undergone prior liver transplantation. All patients had(More)
BACKGROUND The demand for thrombophilia testing at the molecular level is increasing, and consequently, the work load of the routine molecular laboratory is also increasing. Efforts to lighten the work load, economize on time, and strive for reduced costs while still maintaining quality assurance are thus necessary. METHODS AND RESULTS A multiplex(More)
Since work can be restorative to health, attending work when unwell should not be viewed as an inherently negative phenomenon. However, the functional benefits are likely to depend on the health condition, and the psychosocial quality of the work provided. The current study used a workforce survey to explore differences in the pattern of presenteeism and(More)
This briefing describes the first deployment of a new electronic tracer (E-tracer) for obtaining along-flowpath measurements in subsurface hydrological systems. These low-cost, wireless sensor platforms were deployed into moulins on the Greenland Ice Sheet. After descending into the moulin, the tracers travelled through the subglacial drainage system before(More)
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