Matthew N Iwamoto

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Angiogenesis is the formation of new capillary blood vessels from preexisting vessels. It is involved in many normal and diseased conditions, as well as in the application of tissue-engineered products. There has been extensive effort made to develop strategies for controlling pathological angiogenesis and for promoting vascularization in biomedical(More)
BACKGROUND In January 2003, white particulate matter (WPM) was detected in blood components. Because the composition and cause of WPM was not understood at that time, there was uncertainty about whether WPM could endanger patient safety. To investigate possible adverse patient events associated with WPM, transfusion reaction rates were examined. STUDY(More)
Angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels from preexisting capillaries or venules. It occurs in a mechanically dynamic environment due to blood flow, but the role of hemodynamic forces in angiogenesis remains poorly understood. We have developed a unique in vitro system for the investigation of angiogenesis under cyclic strain. In this system,(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective within-subject experimental design using a sample of convenience. OBJECTIVES To describe cervical foraminal dimensions in vivo of nonimpaired, asymptomatic individuals in a neutral cervical spine position using magnetic resonance images, and then to document dimensional changes of the foramina when placing the neck in a retracted(More)
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