Kristen Robinson

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This pictorial introduction to homocysteine illustrates at a glance the nature of homocysteine and its role in cardiovascular disease by means of eight simple figures and an essential bibliography. Homocysteine is a sulfur-containing metabolite of methionine. Conversion back to methionine or transsulfuration to cysteine are the two major metabolic pathways(More)
Many cross-sectional and prospective studies have shown that raised serum/plasma levels of total homocysteine increase the risk of coronary, cerebral, and peripheral artery disease. The risk associated with hyperhomocysteinemia appears to be concentration-dependent and not attributable to traditional risk factors. The odds ratio for ischemic heart disease(More)
Fascia obtained from the abdominal wall of a rat was transplanted into mucosal defects created in six dogs. In all of the dogs, the fascia was found to adhere firmly to the underlying tissue and surrounding epithelium. Biopsy specimens were taken at weekly intervals for 4 weeks. The defects healed without any apparent contracture and were covered by new(More)
A case of a relatively rare coagulopathy has been presented. The mode of inheritance and the incidence of the disease have been discussed. Methods of screening, diagnosis, and treatment of PTA deficiency have been suggested. We have concluded that if a coagulation screen for patients about to undergo oral surgery in a hospital is contemplated, either a(More)
Nonhealing palatal ulcerations in two white male patients, one 50 and another 58 years of age, were clinically suspected of being malignant, even after the initial biopsies were negative. Second biopsies in each case confirmed the original opinions, but the lesions were diagnosed specifically as "necrotizing sialometaplasia". This is an interesting(More)
RATIONALE Measures of unstable ventilatory control (loop gain) can be obtained directly from the periodic breathing duty ratio on polysomnography in patients with Cheyne-Stokes respiration/central sleep apnea and can predict the efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. OBJECTIVES In this pilot study, we aimed to determine if this(More)
Fascia obtained from the abdominal wall of a rat was transplanted to the oral cavity of five dogs as a graft material for vestibular extension. In all five dogs the grafted fascia remained in place as the surgical defects were covered with epithelium, which transpired within a period of 4 weeks. After 6 months, the vestibular depth was increased(More)
Controversy continues concerning the use of digoxin as a positive inotropic agent in the treatment of heart failure in patients in sinus rhythm. Digoxin is properly used to control the heart rate in patients in atrial fibrillation. The findings from 14 uncontrolled and 6 controlled clinical trials have been examined. Digoxin does exert a small chronic(More)
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