Meghan Deforest

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OBJECTIVE To study the relationships between parameters of glucose and insulin metabolism and visceral and abdominal ectopic fat in youth. METHODS A cross sectional study of 50 children (24 females), 8-18 years old. Anthropometrics, body composition, blood-work and visceral and ectopic fat by magnetic resonance imaging were assessed. Insulin secretion,(More)
Breeding experiments were conducted on cats with congenital taillessness, to test the dissemination pattern of taillessness in their offspring. Clinical evaluation, radiographic analysis of the vertebral column and histological studies of the digestive tract and central nervous tissue were conducted to determine the association of malformations of these(More)
A storage disease in a 2-year-old Japanese Spaniel resembled a GM2 gangliosidosis previously identified in a now extinct line of German Shorthaired Pointers. Despite a later appearance of signs in the Japanese Spaniel, the distribution, staining, and ultrastructure of the stored material were similar in the two breeds. Golgi studies of cerebral cortical(More)
Bleeding Assessment Tools (BATs) have been developed to aid in the standardized evaluation of bleeding symptoms. The Vicenza Bleeding Questionnaire (BQ), published in 2005, established a common framework and scoring key that has undergone subsequent modification over the years, culminating in the publication of the ISTH-BAT in 2010. Understanding the normal(More)
INTRODUCTION/AIM Our aim was to generate, optimize and validate a self-administered bleeding assessment tool (self-BAT) for von Willebrand disease (VWD). METHODS In Phase 1, medical terminology in the expert-administered International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)-BAT was converted into a Grade 4 reading level to produce the first version(More)
BACKGROUND von Willebrand factor (VWF) and factor VIII (FVIII) circulate as a non-covalent complex with VWF serving as the carrier for FVIII. VWF indirectly influences secondary hemostasis by stabilizing FVIII and transporting it to the site of primary hemostasis. Type 2N von Willebrand disease involves impaired binding of VWF to FVIII, resulting in(More)