Kristin Ewing

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OBJECTIVES To measure changes in the composition of serum bile acids (BA) and the expression of Takeda G-protein-coupled receptor 5 (TGR5) acutely after bariatric surgery or caloric restriction. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Metabolic improvement after bariatric surgery occurs before substantial weight loss. BA are important metabolic regulators acting through(More)
In-vitro evidence of sorption of nitroglycerin (NTG) to polyvinylchloride (PVC) containers suggests that these containers may deliver less nitroglycerin to the patient than glass containers. Sorption of NTG to the PVC container may result in hemodynamic changes in the patient when a fresh solution of NTG is prepared and administered from a PVC container.(More)
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery remains the most effective treatment for reducing adiposity and eliminating type 2 diabetes; however, the mechanism(s) responsible have remained elusive. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) encompass a family of nuclear hormone receptors that upon activation exert control of lipid metabolism, glucose regulation(More)
Relaxin, a polypeptide hormone found in human seminal plasma, exerted favorable effects on the function of spermatozoa. This study was designed to investigate the effect of this hormone on the fertilization capacity of human spermatozoa from 10 oligospermic men (group A), 11 asthenospermic men (group B), 10 normospermic infertile men (group C), and 10 men(More)
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