R J Triana

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The association between diabetes mellitus and hearing impairment has been debated in many previous studies. The spontaneous hypertensive/NIH-corpulent (SHR/N-cp) rat has been shown to be a unique genetic model for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Seventeen diabetic and 17 control young male rats were divided into groups according to diet and(More)
The congenic spontaneous hypertensive/National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Md)-corpulent rat (SHR/N-cp) is a model for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. A previous study in our laboratory found significant loss of outer hair cells (OHC) in diabetic rats at 5.0 months of age. Our present study was designed to further evaluate the effects of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and discuss the free flap reconstructive options for patients with partial and total maxillectomy defects. DESIGN Retrospective review of cases. SETTING Two tertiary referral centers. PATIENTS Fifty-one patients had partial or total maxillectomy defects resulting from oncologic surgical resection, and 7 had partial maxillectomy(More)
In a rat model, we investigated the role of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin-1 (IL-1) in endotoxin-induced middle ear effusions (MEEs). After the eustachian tube was obstructed, the middle ear was transtympanically injected with 35 microL of either 1) 1 mg/ mL lipopolysaccharide (LPS); 2) LPS and 100 micrograms TNF binding protein (TNFbp); 3) LPS(More)
Central adenoid cystic carcinomas are rare malignancies that are believed to arise in ectopic salivary gland tissue within the maxilla or mandible. We describe the diagnosis and treatment of a central adenoid cystic carcinoma in a 54-year-old man, which we believe was a recurrence of an earlier growth that had not been completely excised. We also present a(More)
We used intravital fluorescent microscopy coupled with computerized video image processing to examine the cochlear microvasculature. In Mongolian gerbils the bulla was opened ventrally and a small window was made in the second turn of the cochlea. After fluorescein isothiocyanate-dextran administration, the radiating arterioles were video-recorded under(More)
The emergency department (ED) care of a patient with a tracheostomy tube can be problematic because of difficulty with patient communication, urgency of airway control, and unfamiliarity with tracheal equipment. The objective of this study was to characterize complications of tracheostomy patients seen in the ED and provide management techniques. A(More)
The successful healing of the tympanic membrane (TM) following myringotomy or tympanoplasty is dependent upon the maintenance of the blood supply to the injured area of the TM. The blood supply of the TM is derived from the manubrial plexus and the peripheral plexus of vessels. This study concentrated on measuring blood flow derived from the manubrial(More)