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The effects of ghrelin on inflammation and the immune system
A number of hormones and metabolic mediators signal the brain of changes in the body's energy status and when an imbalance occurs; the brain coordinates the appropriate changes in energy intake andExpand
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Convective Thermal Therapy: Durable 2‐Year Results of Randomized Controlled and Prospective Crossover Studies for Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Purpose: We report 2‐year outcomes of a multicenter randomized controlled trial plus 1‐year results of a crossover trial after treatment with convective radiofrequency water vapor thermal energy forExpand
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Role of P38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Phosphorylation and Fas-Fas Ligand Interaction in Morphine-Induced Macrophage Apoptosis1
In this study, we evaluated the molecular mechanisms involved in morphine-induced macrophage apoptosis. Both morphine and TGF-β promoted P38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphorylation,Expand
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Identification of Ghrelin Receptor Blocker, D-[Lys3] GHRP-6 as a CXCR4 Receptor Antagonist
[D-Lys3]-Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-6 (DLS) is widely utilized in vivo and in vitro as a selective ghrelin receptor (GHS-R) antagonist. Unexpectedly, we identified that DLS also has the abilityExpand
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Gender specificity of altered human immune cytokine profiles in aging
Cytokine generation by T cells and monocytes was determined for 50 subjects aged 65 yr or older and concurrently studied young subjects individually matched to each old subject for sex, race, andExpand
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Erectile and Ejaculatory Function Preserved With Convective Water Vapor Energy Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Secondary to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Randomized Controlled Study.
INTRODUCTION Most surgical treatments for male lower urinary tract symptoms and benign prostatic hyperplasia affect erectile and ejaculatory functions negatively, leading to patient dissatisfaction.Expand
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Clues to predict incidental gallbladder cancer.
BACKGROUND Consequences of incidental gallbladder cancer (iGBC) following cholecystectomy may include repeat operation (depending on T stage) and worse survival (if bile spillage occurred), bothExpand
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Can novice sonographers accurately locate an endotracheal tube with a saline-filled cuff in a cadaver model? A pilot study.
BACKGROUND No single confirmatory device can accurately distinguish between endotracheal, endobronchial, and esophageal intubation. Bedside ultrasound (US) shows promising potential for endotrachealExpand
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Resin-retained Bridges Re-visited Part 1. History and Indications
Resin-retained bridges have been used clinically since the 1970s, and offer a more conservative approach to the restoration of edentulous spaces than conventional bridgework. They are easy to place,Expand
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The GHS-R Blocker D-[Lys3] GHRP-6 Serves as CCR5 Chemokine Receptor Antagonist
[D-Lys3]-Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-6 (DLS) is widely utilized in vivo and in vitro as a selective ghrelin receptor (GHS-R) antagonist. This antagonist is one of the most common antagonistsExpand
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