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Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is the fear of anxiety-related sensations arising from beliefs that these sensations have harmful physical, psychological, or social consequences. AS is measured using the Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI), a 16-item self-report questionnaire. Little is known about the origins of AS, although social learning experiences (including(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research suggests that high levels of anxiety sensitivity (AS; fear of anxiety symptoms) may constitute a risk factor for alcohol abuse. The present study evaluated the hypothesis that high AS levels may increase risk for alcohol abuse by promoting a heightened sober reactivity to theoretically relevant stressors and heightened(More)
The present study examined relations between dietary restraint and self-reported patterns of alcohol use, including separate assessment of quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption. One hundred seventy-six female university undergraduates completed the Restraint Scale (RS) and measures of their usual quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption over(More)
The elective conversion of renal allograft recipients from cyclosporin (CsA) to azathioprine and prednisolone has the advantage that the long-term risk of CsA nephrotoxicity is reduced, but it may precipitate a rejection episode. We have monitored this period by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in 24 patients undergoing conversion of immunosuppression(More)
Complex ankle instability can be linked to a variety of causes. It is essential to evaluate these patients adequately, including a clinical history, evaluation of prior records and diagnostic studies (if available), and current radiographic studies. With appropriate evaluation and assessment, the underlying cause can [figure: see text] be determined and a(More)
Injury to the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is frequently implicated in the etiology of ulnar-sided wrist pain. This study examines the nervous anatomy of the TFCC using a nitric acid maceration technique and attempts to correlate this information with known tear patterns. Ten fresh frozen cadaveric specimens were studied in detail. Gross(More)
BACKGROUND The need for cardiopulmonary bypass in the treatment of penetrating heart injuries is debated. OBJECTIVES To review our experience with penetrating heart injuries and determine the indications and outcome for cardiopulmonary bypass. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING A university-based, level I trauma center. PATIENTS All victims of(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of continuously released BDNF on peripheral nerve regeneration in a rat model. Initial in vitro evaluation of calcium alginate prolonged-release-capsules (PRC) proved a consistent release of BDNF for a minimum of 8 weeks. In vivo, a worst case scenario was created by surgical removal of a 20-mm section of(More)
B72.3 is a murine monoclonal antibody of the immunoglobulin subclass IgG1 directed against TAG-72, a cell surface antigen present on colorectal carcinoma cells. We investigated the utility of scanning with indium 111-labeled B72.3 in 16 patients with a high clinical suspicion of or biopsy-proven primary colorectal cancer. Each patient received 1 or 2 mg of(More)
The purpose of this pilot study was to prefabricate a vascularized bone graft by using a vascularized periosteal flap containing osteoprogenitor cells, a structural matrix, and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2). In a rat model, a periosteal flap vascularized by the saphenous artery and vein was dissected off the medial surface of the(More)