Michael Manuel Smith

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Very few studies have explored the cardiovascular effects of progesterone in premenopausal women. This study aimed to examine the short-term effects of oral progesterone alone, transdermal estrogen alone, and progesterone and estrogen combined on flow-mediated dilation (FMD) in healthy reproductive-aged women. We suppressed endogenous estrogens and(More)
Excess body weight is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, increasing the risk of hypertension, hyperglycaemia and dyslipidaemia, recognized as the metabolic syndrome. Adipose tissue acts as an endocrine organ by producing various signalling cytokines called adipokines (including leptin, free fatty acids, tumour necrosis factor-α, interleukin-6,(More)
Cell blocks prepared from residual tissue fluids and fine-needle aspirations can be useful adjuncts to smears for establishing a more definitive cytopathologic diagnosis. They can be particularly useful for categorization of tumors that otherwise may not be possible from smears themselves. A modified cell block technique using an improvised ethanol formalin(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a crossfit-based high-intensity power training (HIPT) program on aerobic fitness and body composition. Healthy subjects of both genders (23 men, 20 women) spanning all levels of aerobic fitness and body composition completed 10 weeks of HIPT consisting of lifts such as the squat, deadlift, clean,(More)
This study examined the relationship between hematocrit, blood viscosity, plasma viscosity, erythrocyte deformability, and fibrinogen concentration during maximal oxygen uptake in aerobically trained (AT) and resistance trained (RT) athletes. Maximal oxygen uptake was assessed using a Bruce graded exercise treadmill test to exhaustion, and blood samples(More)
Increased arterial stiffness is associated with an impairment of ventricular–vascular coupling efficiency and increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. Recently, it has been suggested that an increase in arterial stiffness is associated with resistance exercise training. Therefore, the aims of this study were to compare augmentation index (AIx) and left(More)
Amid the most widely studied NP-hard combinatorial optimization problems, the Probabilistic Traveling Salesman Problem (PTSP), which is an extension of the well-known Traveling Salesman Problem, offers a fundamental basis for analyzing the stochastic impacts in routing problems. In this paper, a new meta-heuristic approach, Genetic Minimum Matrix Search(More)
diet is one modeled after the perceived food consumption of early human ancestors of the Paleolithic Era, consisting of mainly meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, eggs, and nuts. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a Paleo diet on blood lipids, including high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), non-HDL cholesterol,(More)
Dental implants are regularly placed in patients with a history of periodontitis, even though peri-implant tissues are susceptible to the same host-modulated plaque-induced factors that initiate and sustain periodontitis. This article endeavors to clarify the evidence regarding the history of periodontitis as a risk factor for implant success and survival,(More)
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