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Six juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) from the Indian River Lagoon System, Florida, U.S.A., with multiple cutaneous fibropapillomas, were kept in isolation and examined over a 6-month period. Histologically, the fibropapillomas consisted of a slightly to moderately hyperplastic epidermis overlying a thickened hypercellular dermis. In the earliest(More)
The alpha and beta isoforms of the thromboxane A2 receptor (TP) mediate the actions of the prostanoid thromboxane A2 and its mimetics in humans. The amino terminal region of the TPs contains two consensus N-linked glycosylation sites at asparagine (N) residues N4 and N16. In this study, we explored the significance of N-linked glycosylation on the signaling(More)
OBJECTIVE Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is believed to occur when the local mechanical stress exceeds the local mechanical strength of the wall tissue. On the basis of this hypothesis, the knowledge of the stress acting on the wall of an unruptured aneurysm could be useful in determining the risk of rupture. The role of asymmetry has previously(More)
A review of the mammograms of 871 patients with breast cancer from a symptomatic clinic performed at the General Hospital, Birmingham between 1980 and 1988 revealed an overall false negative rate of 8.6%. There has been a steady fall in the number of cancers missed per year from the commencement of review, and this reduction has been more consistent with(More)
Currently, abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), which are a permanent dilation of the aorta, are treated surgically when the maximum transverse diameter surpasses 5.5cm. AAA rupture occurs when the locally acting wall stress exceeds the locally acting wall strength. There is a need to review the current diameter-based criterion, and so it may be clinically(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of enhanced recovery (a multimodal perioperative care enhancement protocol) in patients undergoing gynecologic surgery. METHODS Consecutive patients managed under an enhanced recovery pathway and undergoing cytoreduction, surgical staging, or pelvic organ prolapse surgery between June 20, 2011, and December 20, 2011,(More)
This study was concerned with investigating the influence of mechanical factors on the hemodynamics of the end-to-side anastomosis in an attempt to identify critical factors and establish if it is possible to re-engineer existing, patient-specific, by-pass grafts with a view to increasing their patency. The study chose the femoral artery as the principal(More)
The pathological changes associated with the development of atherosclerotic plaques within arterial vessels result in significant alterations to the mechanical properties of the diseased arterial wall. There are several methods available to characterise the mechanical behaviour of atherosclerotic plaque tissue, and it is the aim of this paper to review the(More)
In this study, we examined the effects the prostacyclin receptor (IP) agonist cicaprost exhibited on U46619-mediated thromboxane A(2) receptor (TP) signaling in platelets and compared it to that which occurs in human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells stably overexpressing the individual TPalpha or TPbeta isoforms. Consistent with previous studies, cicaprost(More)
The in vivo healing process of vascular grafts involves the interaction of many contributing factors. The ability of vascular grafts to provide an environment which allows successful accomplishment of this process is extremely difficult. Poor endothelisation, inflammation, infection, occlusion, thrombosis, hyperplasia and pseudoaneurysms are common issues(More)