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Physicians can help their patients quit smoking by recommending to all of their patients that they quit smoking with the help of nicotine replacement medications. Currently available forms of nicotine medications include gum, patch, nasal spray, and vapor inhaler. Nicotine replacement medications aid smokers in their cessation efforts by relieving the(More)
We have examined the impact of the inflammatory cytokines interleukin-1 beta (IL-1beta) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) on assembly of nAChRs from subunit mixtures of nAChRalpha4, beta2 and beta4 transiently transfected into 293 cells. In control transfections approximately 55% of alpha4 associated preferentially with beta4, but less than 15%(More)
We studied 40 puppies serially from birth to 6 months of age for the presence of vesicoureteral reflux. Of these dogs 36 underwent biopsy of the bladder dome and trigone in search of adrenergic fibers that could be identified by catecholamine fluorescence. The results show that the incidence of vesicoureteral reflux decreased dramatically as adrenergic(More)
The authors report the case of a new diagnosis of advanced HIV-1 infection with a blood CD4 cell count of 0.003×10(9)/L (2%), presenting with weight loss, night sweats, diarrhoea and anorexia. Symptoms were due to disseminated histoplasmosis (confirmed pulmonary and colonic disease), Pneumocystis pneumonia and oral candidiasis highlighting the limitations(More)
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