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OBJECTIVE To document functional results in patients treated with an ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The restorative proctocolectomy with IPAA has become the procedure of choice for patients with ulcerative colitis, yet the long-term functional results are not well known. METHODS We performed this prospective observational(More)
The purpose of this study was to design an animal model that induces histological changes in Achilles tendons consistent with those cited in the literature for human Achilles tendon disease. Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 10 degrees uphill treadmill running on a custom-designed rodent treadmill and at a speed of 17 meters per minute for 1 h, five(More)
Although porous-surfaced orthopedic implants have been designed for fixation by bone ingrowth, there is clinical evidence that this does not always occur. Initial implant movement relative to host bone can result in attachment by a nonmineralized fibrous connective tissue layer. The ranges of movement that result in either bone or fibrous connective tissue(More)
Transglutaminase-catalyzed epsilon(gamma-glutamyl)lysine cross-links exist in Alzheimer's disease (AD) paired helical filament (PHF) tau protein but not normal soluble tau. To test the hypothesis that these cross-links could play a role in the formation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFT), we used single- and double-label immunofluorescence confocal microscopy(More)
There is evidence to suggest that the cellular components of homografts and bioprosthetic xenografts may contribute to calcification or immunogenic reactions. A four-step detergent and enzymatic extraction process has been developed to remove cellular components from bovine pericardial tissue. The process results in an acellular matrix material consisting(More)
We previously described a mouse model of fibrotic ischemia/reperfusion cardiomyopathy (I/RC) arising from daily, brief coronary occlusion. One characteristic of I/RC was the prolonged elevation of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), which was obligate to its phenotype and may contribute to the uptake of bloodborne cells. Here we describe in I/RC(More)
UNLABELLED Biliary complications following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) may be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In this report, we reviewed our endoscopic experience of managing post OLT biliary complications in 79 patients over a 12-year period. METHODS OLT (n = 423) recipients between 10/86 and 12/98 were obtained from the(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may be responsible for the morbidity associated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Recent developments in cardiac stabilization devices have made CABG without CPB feasible. However, there is conflicting evidence to date from published trials comparing outcomes(More)