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We tested the hypothesis that exercise training (Ex) attenuates hypercholesterolemia-induced impairment of endothelium-dependent relaxation (EDR) in male porcine coronary arteries [left anterior descending coronary arteries (LAD)] by increasing nitric oxide (NO) release [due to increased endothelial NO synthase (NOS) expression] and/or increased bioactivity(More)
The regional economic burdens of obesity have not been fully quantified. This study incorporated bariatric surgery demographics collected from a large university hospital with regional economic and employment data to evaluate the cost of obesity for the South Plains region of Texas. Data were collected from patients who underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Due to healthcare costs rising faster than overall cost of living, decision makers (i.e., households, businesses, and governments) must cut back on healthcare utilization or spending elsewhere to be fiscally responsible. Accurate forecasts of future medical costs are critical for efficient planning, budgeting and operating decisions at(More)
Thermal images of cold dust in the Central Molecular Zone of the Milky Way, obtained with the far-infrared cameras on-board the Herschel satellite, reveal a ∼ 3 × 10 7 M ring of dense and cold clouds orbiting the Galactic Center. Using a simple toy-model, an elliptical shape having semi-major axes of 100 and 60 parsecs is deduced. The major axis of this(More)
We describe a 325-MHz survey, undertaken with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), which covers a large part of the three equatorial fields at 9, 12 and 14.5 h of right ascension from the Herschel-Astrophysical Terahertz Large Area Survey (H-ATLAS) in the area also covered by the Galaxy And Mass Assembly survey (GAMA). The full dataset, after some(More)
1. Carotid baroreceptors of eight healthy young men were stimulated with brief (0.6 sec), moderate (30 mmHg), single or repetitive (2, 3 or 5), R wave coupled neck suction during held expiration, and brachial arterial pressure and pulse interval changes were measured for 10 sec. 2. Mean systolic arterial pressure declined significantly from control levels(More)
BACKGROUND Screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a commonly performed procedure for school children during the high risk years. The PRECEDE-PROCEDE (PP) model is a health promotion planning model that has not been utilized for the clinical diagnosis of AIS. The purpose of this research is to study AIS in the school age population using the(More)
We tested the hypothesis that exercise (Ex) training attenuates hypercholesterolemia-induced impairment of endothelium-dependent relaxation (EDR) in brachial (Br) arteries of adult male pigs by enhancing nitric oxide (NO)-mediated EDR. Adult male pigs were fed a normal-fat (NF) or high-fat/cholesterol (HF) diet for 20 wk. Four weeks after the diet was(More)