Kristin Dawson

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of IVF in women > or = 40 years of age using their own oocytes. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Wolfson and Royal Masonic in vitro fertilization units, London, United Kingdom. PATIENT(S) A total of 1,087 IVF cycles were started in women > or = 40 years of age. INTERVENTION(S) Medical records of patient outcomes(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether delaying embryo transfer by 24 h, until day 3 post-insemination, allowed improved selection of non-arrested embryos for transfer. We have retrospectively analysed pregnancy rates in a large series of patients who had embryo transfer either on day 2 or on day 3 post-insemination over a 27 month period. From(More)
BACKGROUND Congestive heart failure (CHF) causes atrial fibrotic remodeling, a substrate for atrial fibrillation (AF) maintenance. MicroRNA29 (miR29) targets extracellular matrix proteins. In the present study, we examined miR29b changes in patients with AF and/or CHF and in a CHF-related AF animal model and assessed its potential role in controlling atrial(More)
RATIONALE Fibroblasts are involved in cardiac arrhythmogenesis and contribute to the atrial fibrillation substrate in congestive heart failure (CHF) by generating tissue fibrosis. Fibroblasts display robust ion currents, but their functional importance is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE To characterize atrial fibroblast inward-rectifier K(+) current (IK1)(More)
Abstract  The Wnt-Frizzled (Fzd) G-protein-coupled receptor system, involving 19 distinct Wnt ligands and 10 Fzd receptors, plays key roles in the development and functioning of many organ systems. There is increasing evidence that Wnt-Fzd signalling is important in regulating cardiac function. Wnt-Fzd signalling primarily involves a canonical pathway, with(More)
T tubes are commonly used to splint biliary anastomoses after liver transplantation. Although several advantages are claimed for this approach, there is undoubtedly some iatrogenic morbidity associated with the use of T tubes in this situation. We have evaluated 120 consecutive biliary reconstructions after liver transplant, the majority of which were(More)
Approximately 12 per cent of limbs undergoing intra-arterial thrombolysis (IAT) develop distal embolism or extension of thrombus during the procedure. These are usually of little clinical consequence and can be treated by increasing the rate of administration of the lytic agent. However, in some patients the clinical condition of the limb deteriorates(More)
Treatment with buserelin, an agonist of luteinising hormone releasing hormone, and human menopausal gonadotrophin was compared with the conventional treatment of clomiphene citrate and human menopausal gonadotrophin in the outcome of in vitro fertilisation. Seventy seven infertile women had 83 cycles of treatment with buserelin and human menopausal(More)