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Persistence of wildlife populations depends on the degree to which landscape features facilitate animal movements between isolated habitat patches. Due to limited data availability, the effect of landscape features on animal dispersal is typically estimated using expert opinion. With sufficient data, however, resistance surfaces can be estimated(More)
In cardiac myocytes, initiation of excitation-contraction coupling is highly localized near the T-tubule network. Myocytes with a dense T-tubule network exhibit rapid and homogeneous sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) release throughout the cell. We examined whether progressive changes in T-tubule organization and Ca(2+) release synchrony occur in a murine(More)
Calcium-activated potassium channels have been shown to be critically involved in neuronal function, but an elucidation of their detailed roles awaits identification of the microdomains where they are located. This study was undertaken to unravel the precise subcellular distribution of the large-conductance calcium-activated potassium channels (called BK,(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the efficacy of an information intervention upon emotional recovery following coronary artery bypass surgery. METHODS Randomized trial. Video information was combined with individualized information sessions carried out by nurses at admission and at discharge from the hospital. The video was shown pre-operatively and again during the(More)
It has been suggested that antioxidants attenuate oxidative stress and prevent oxidative stress-related diseases. Paradoxically, randomised controlled trials (RCT) using pharmacological doses of antioxidant supplements have demonstrated harmful effects in smokers. The aim of the present study was to test the compliance, tolerability and safety of two(More)
BACKGROUND Observational studies examining the effects of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on HIV susceptibility differ in the populations observed and in which "other STDs" are examined. The extent to which an STD alters the risk of transmission of HIV may vary according to disease and population characteristics. GOALS The goals of this study(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with increased mortality and morbidity, including risk for cerebral macro- and microinfarctions and cognitive decline, even in the presence of adequate oral anticoagulation. AF is strongly related to increased inflammatory activity whereby anti-inflammatory agents can reduce the risk of new or recurrent AF. However, it(More)
Sensitivity analysis for unmeasured confounding should be reported more often, especially in observational studies. In the standard Cox proportional hazards model, this requires substantial assumptions and can be computationally difficult. The marginal structural Cox proportional hazards model (Cox proportional hazards MSM) with inverse probability(More)