Janine L Oliver

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Adherent epithelial cells require interactions with the extracellular matrix for their survival, though the mechanism is ill-defined. In long term cultures of primary mammary epithelial cells, a laminin-rich basement membrane (BM) but not collagen I suppresses apoptosis, indicating that adhesion survival signals are specific in their response (. J. Cell(More)
PURPOSE Robotic assisted laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplantation is becoming more widely used as an alternative to open reimplantation. To date, no direct comparison to the open approach in a similar cohort exists. We review a single surgeon experience and compare the outcomes of robotic assisted laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplantation(More)
The major histocompatibility complex class I molecules consist of three subunits, the 45-kDa heavy chain, the 12-kDa beta(2)-microglobulin (beta(2)m), and an approximately 8-9-residue antigenic peptide. Without beta(2)m, the major histocompatibility complex class I molecules cannot assemble, thereby abolishing their transport to the cell membrane and the(More)
Tumors escape host immune responses, in part, through the release of immunomodulatory factors and decoy receptors into their microenvironment. Several cancers express surface-bound and soluble members of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily, including TNFRSF11b/osteoprotegerin (OPG). In its physiologic role, OPG regulates bone remodeling(More)
INTRODUCTION During female sexual arousal, clitoral blood flow is controlled by endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and its product, nitric oxide (NO). The mechanisms regulating eNOS activity and NO bioavailability in the clitoris are largely unknown. AIM To identify proteins involved in regulation of eNOS activity within the clitoris and to evaluate(More)
PURPOSE There is emerging awareness of comorbid psychosocial characteristics in children with lower urinary tract dysfunction. To explore the prevalence of these comorbidities and their relationship to lower urinary tract symptoms, we examined the psychosocial comorbidities and body mass index of children with lower urinary tract dysfunction. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and short-term efficacy of complete sacrocolpopexy mesh excision with concomitant autologous fascia sacrocolpopexy. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing complete sacrocolpopexy mesh excision and concomitant autologous fascia sacrocolpopexy from March 2013 to September 2016 was conducted. The primary(More)
PURPOSE There is currently a national shortage of indigo carmine. In efforts to identify the most efficient aid for visualizing ureteral efflux intraoperatively we investigated the time to excretion of phenazopyridine vs a newly identified alternative, sodium fluorescein. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed prospectively collected data on a cohort of women(More)
AIMS To present our technique of suprameatal urethrolysis with Martius flap (SMUM) and outcomes of this procedure for refractory female bladder outflow obstruction (BOO). METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed to identify female patients who underwent SMUM between January 2010 and August 2016 after failed transvaginal urethrolysis (TVU) for(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a highly prevalent condition among women that, although non-life threatening, can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life (QOL). Sacrocolpopexy (SC) has been touted by many as the "gold standard," citing superior anatomic success rates compared to transvaginal approaches for apical prolapse(More)
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