Michael Doubrava

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PURPOSE To analyze cellular populations in healthy human corneas. METHODS The study group consisted of 58 eyes of 45 patients with normal corneas. The age distribution was 45 +/- 17 years (mean +/- SD; range, 20-84). Scanning slit confocal microscopy of the central corneas was performed. The images were analyzed visually for cell morphology, and the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the topographic characteristic of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for low myopia performed with a small-beam (0.9 mm) tracking excimer laser. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, LSU Eye Center, Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine in New Orleans, and the Refractive Surgery Center of the South at the Eye, Ear,(More)
The fate of the endocrine disrupting compound 4-nonylphenol (NP) in an agricultural soil amended with biosolids was assessed in a greenhouse study. A biosolids with a total NP concentration of 900 mg kg(-1) was incorporated into the 4 cm surface layer of soil columns at an agronomic rate equivalent to 1.7 kg m(2). Half of the columns were planted with(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to analyze in vivo confocal microscopic findings of corneas with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy. METHODS Central corneas of 17 eyes of 11 patients aged 41-86 years were examined using in vivo scanning slit confocal microscopy after being diagnosed with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy. The cellular structure of the corneas(More)
Fat oxidation is important for maintaining health and for supplying energy for exercise. We have proposed that the predisposition for individual rates of fat oxidation is determined genetically but may be modulated by acute exercise or exercise training. The purpose of this study was to examine cellular fat oxidation in white blood cells (WBC) using(More)
The ATLAS SemiConductor Tracker (SCT) is a silicon-strip tracking detector which forms part of the ATLAS inner detector. The SCT is designed to track charged particles produced in proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN at an energy of 14 TeV. The tracker is made up of a central barrel and two identical end-caps. The barrel(More)
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