Mariela Braithwaite

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The in vitro life-span of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLF) was studied on clones from periodontium of teeth extracted due to periodontitis and dental caries (69 clones/192 individuals, aged 20-80 years) and from periodontium of teeth extracted for orthodontic reasons (23 clones/26 individuals, aged 15-19 years). In the primary cultures the(More)
Osteocalcin production of senescent periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLF) with the expression of senescence-associated beta-galactosidase (SA-beta-Gal) was investigated on clones from 50-80 years old donors (n=20) with teeth extracted due to periodontitis and dental caries, and from 15-19 year old donors (n=20) with normal teeth extracted for orthodontic(More)
Previously, lymphatic endothelium of human tissue has been shown to express only platelet-endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1). In this study we examined the expression of immunoglobulin superfamily members on the lymphatic endothelium of human small intestine while in the presence of inflammatory cytokines. Lymphatic vessels were identified by(More)
Over a 3 year period all severely injured blunt trauma patients who were investigated with abdominal ultrasound examinations (AUS) or diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) to exclude intra-abdominal injury were evaluated. The ultrasound examinations were performed by radiologists in 220 severely injured patients (20 of whom also had DPL). The overall(More)
Studies focused on postoperative outcome after oncologic right colectomy are lacking. The main objective was to determine pre-/intraoperative risk factors for anastomotic leak after elective right colon resection for cancer. Secondary objectives were to determine risk factors for postoperative morbidity and mortality. Fifty-two hospitals participated in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to compare the in vitro proliferative capacity of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells from aged and juvenile donors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Flow-cytometric analysis of the cell cycle was used to compare the length of each cell cycle, and the ratio of the cells progressing through the cycles between four PDL cells from(More)
We report a case of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (epithelioid haemangioma) involving multiple deep mediastinal, abdominal and intramammary lymph nodes in a 52-year-old woman with weight loss and raised CA-125 levels. The unusual clinical presentation with raised CA-125 levels and its occurrence within multiple deep visceral lymph nodes has(More)
A study was designed to establish a dose-response curve for Pergonal (Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin) and to compare its efficacy in inducing superovulation with commercial FSH-P. A recognized treatment schedule for HMG of two ampoules at 0, 12, 24 and 36 hours and one ampoule at 48, 60, 72, 84, 96 and 108 hours was considered to be our 100% effective dose(More)
INTRODUCTION The rising cost of healthcare requires rethinking in terms of resource utilisation care delivery. Nurse-led PSA phone follow-up clinics may provide a suitable option. MATERIALS AND METHODS 815 patients were recruited for the nurse-led stable prostate cancer telephone follow-up service. A convenience sample was selected for postal(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess morbidity, mortality and quality of life after oesophageal reconstruction in patients with oesophageal exclusion for benign diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 2002 to 2011, 20 of 24 patients with esophageal exclusion due to benign disease underwent a delayed reconstruction. We analyzed morbidity, mortality and health-related quality(More)