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Automated cell counters are widely used in modern clinical laboratories to provide reliable, fast, and cost-effective complete blood counts (CBCs), white blood cell differentials, and reticulocyte measurements. In addition, some advanced instruments provide novel parameters, such as the hemoglobin content of reticulocytes or the percentage of hypochromic(More)
Under appropriate culture conditions, bone marrow (BM)-derived mesenchymal stem cells are capable of differentiating into diverse cell types unrelated to their phenotypical embryonic origin, including neural cells. Here, we report the successful generation of neural stem cell (NSC)-like cells from BM-derived human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Initially,(More)
Our recent observations (1) that there is a difference in circadian patterns of plasma cortisol levels between male and female macaques and (2) that after gonadectomy these differences in the patterns and in the levels of cortisol were reduced prompted us to investigate how 17 beta-estradiol (E2) and progesterone affect cortisol secretion in orchidectomized(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study are to elicit and document descriptions of emergency physician expertise, to characterize cognitive differences between novice and expert physicians, and to identify areas in which novices' skill and knowledge gaps are most pronounced. The nature of the differences between novices and experts needs to be explored(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis show a marked activation of the cytokine cascade, and cytokines induce the synthesis of nitric oxide in vitro. Our aim was to assess whether patients with ascitic fluid infection show increased levels of nitric oxide, and whether this is related to the development of renal impairment.(More)
In vitro susceptibilities of 369 to 966 bacterial isolates from periodontal lesions to eight antibiotics were determined by agar dilution technique as a means of determining which antimicrobial agents were inhibitory for bacteria frequently associated with destructive periodontal diseases. Although most bacteria were relatively susceptible to the(More)
This paper compared the attachment injury resolution process in two distressed couples undergoing ten sessions of Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), a short-term empirically validated treatment for relational distress. An attachment injury is a newly coined clinical construct that denotes a specific type of betrayal within the couple's relationship. The(More)
Studies that accurately identify myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke within populations would provide valuable epidemiological information as well as data on vascular disease prevention. We performed a pilot study to assess the feasibility of adding MI surveillance to an ongoing population-based stroke surveillance study, the Brain Attack Surveillance in(More)