Rachel E. Weber

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The fractional deposition of cigarette smoke particles in the respiratory tracts of rats was studied. Male and female rats were conditioned in nose-only exposure tubes 25 min/day for 2 days, exposed to cigarette smoke at mass concentrations of 95 or 341 mg/m3, 25 min/day for 3 days, and then exposed to smoke at mass concentrations of 212 and 657 mg/m3, 25(More)
1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI 48201, USA 2 Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA 3 Department of Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA 4 Department of Natural Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128, USA 5(More)
BACKGROUND Raman spectroscopy has proven to be useful in studying premalignant and malignant lesions in adults. This is the first report to evaluate Raman spectroscopy in the diagnosis and classification of neuroblastoma in children. METHODS A biopsy or resection of fresh tissue samples from normal adrenal glands, neuroblastomas, ganglioneuromas, nerve(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the prognostic value of stone size and response to analgesic treatment in patients with renal colic. We reviewed the charts of patients treated for renal colic in our Emergency Department. The eligibility criteria were a radiological examination demonstrating direct or indirect signs of ureteral obstruction and/or a(More)
BACKGROUND The study objectives were to assess the ship physician's diagnostic accuracy in making the decision to air evacuate critically ill patients from cruise ships, to determine the outcome of these patients, and the overall benefit of air evacuation. METHODS From October 1999 to May 2000, we performed a prospective study of critically ill patients(More)
Cardiovascular mortality for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is about 30 times the risk in the general population. About 30% of ESRD patients have hyperlipidemia. The 1998 National Kidney Foundation Task Force on Cardiovascular Disease recommends implementation of effective measures to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease in this population. Our(More)
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