Jim Thompson

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Purpose : The purpose was to investigate vitrification of human blastocysts using the cryoloop. Methods : Thirteen couples elected to have blastocysts cryopreserved via vitrification (N = 54 blastocysts). Embryos were exposed to two vitrification solutions, pipetted onto the cryoloop then plunged into liquid nitrogen. On the day of embryo replacement,(More)
OBJECTIVES Describe health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of former Canadian Forces (CF) men and women in uniform (Veterans) after transition to civilian life, and compare to age- and sex-adjusted Canadian norms. METHODS The 2010 Survey on Transition to Civilian Life was a national computer-assisted telephone survey of CF Regular Force personnel who(More)
CONTEXT Aperio Technologies, Inc (Vista, California) provides a new immunohistochemistry (IHC) HER2 Image Analysis (IA) system that allows tuning of the intensity thresholds of the HER2/ neu scoring scheme to adapt to the staining characteristics of different reagents. OBJECTIVE To compare the trainable IHC HER2 IA system for different reagents to(More)
Receptor interacting protein 140 (RIP140) interacts with retinoic acid receptor (RAR) and retinoid X receptor (RXR) constitutively, but hormone binding enhances this interaction. The ligand-independent interaction is mediated by the amino and central regions of RIP140 which contain a total of nine copies of the LXXLL motif, whereas the agonist-induced(More)
A multisite study was conducted to assess the performance of the Aperio digital pathology system (Aperio Technologies, Vista, CA) for reading estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) slides on a computer monitor. A total of 520 formalin-fixed breast tissue specimens were assayed at 3 clinical sites for ER and PR (260 each). Percentage and(More)
The performance of a novel dry powder inhaler designed to deliver exceptionally high doses was investigated using pumactant as a model powder. Pumactant (a synthetic lung surfactant consisting of a phospholipid mixture), with a 90th percentile particle size of 2.92 microm is highly cohesive, has a high moisture affinity (6.2% w/w at 45% RH), and is(More)
Le Fort III osteotomy is commonly used in the surgical correction of midface hypoplasia, specifically in patients with syndromic craniosynostosis. These osteotomies can be associated with significant complications, which are often the result of incomplete or inaccurate osteotomies. Brainlab, a technology first developed for neurosurgery, has been applied to(More)
Whirling disease has been implicated in salmonid population declines in several western states. To determine the risk of a species or strain of salmonid to whirling disease it is critical to establish its relative susceptibility to Myxobolus cerebralis infection. Gila trout Oncorhynchus gilae and Apache trout Oncorhynchus gilae apache were exposed to(More)
Can J Emerg Med 2003;5(5):343-7 These Recommendations were approved by the CAEP Board June 8, 2003. *Chief, Schwartz–Reisman Emergency Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; and Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. †Chief, Emergency Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown,(More)