Melanie D Hicks

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OBJECTIVES Micronized Alloderm (Cymetra) is a relatively new product used for vocal fold augmentation. Previous studies evaluating possible long-term effectiveness of this product have shown mixed results. The objective of this present study is to reassess possible long-term results of Cymetra injection laryngoplasty in patients with unilateral true vocal(More)
In animal studies, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is an important regulator of central nervous system development and synaptic plasticity. WAGR (Wilms tumour, Aniridia, Genitourinary anomalies, and mental Retardation) syndrome is caused by 11p13 deletions of variable size near the BDNF locus and can serve as a model for studying human BDNF(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of hyperphagia as a cause for energy imbalance in humans with Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) has not been established. We therefore compared hyperphagic symptoms in patients with BBS vs. controls. METHODS We studied 13 patients with BBS and 23 non-syndromic controls with similar age, sex and body mass index (BMI) z-score. A 13-item(More)
MycobacteriumChelonae Sinusitis in an Immunocompetent Adult Mycobacterium chelonae is an atypical mycobacterium that commonly affects young and immunocompromised populations. Cases of M chelonae have been reported in immunocompetent patients, and those involving the head and neck have always followed prior endoscopic procedures. We present the first report,(More)
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