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Praseodymium and ytterbium chlorides were used as nuclear magnetic resonance shift reagents to resolve the inner and outer choline methyl resonances of single-walled dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine bilayer vesicles. The gel to liquid-crystalline phase transition of these vesicles was monitored by observing the proton and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND Unexpected surgical cancellation is common and can have significant adverse effects. Cancellation rates vary because of a lack of a standard definition, different patient populations and study methodology. We hypothesized that case cancellation has a different pattern in a dedicated ambulatory surgical center compared to a general operating room(More)
With the aid of paramagentic praseodymium ions the resonances at 60 MHz of the inward and outward facing choline methyl protons of sonicated egg yolk phosphatidylcholine vesicles were resolved. The subsequent addition of 2,2,6,6,-tetramethylpiperidine-N-oxyl (TEMPO) to the vesicle suspension broadened the inner and outer resonances equally. TEMPO easily(More)
Small bowel obstruction is a common clinical occurrence, primarily caused by adhesions. The diagnosis is usually made on the clinical findings and the presence of dilated bowel loops on plain abdominal radiograph. Computed tomography (CT) is increasingly used to diagnose the cause and location of the obstruction to aid in the timing of surgical(More)
Studies on contact-inhibited mouse embryo fibroblast 3T3 cells and 3T3 cells transformed by oncogenic RNA and DNA viruses and by a chemical carcinogen have demonstrated differences in plasma membrane architecture. Spin-label and freeze-fracture ultrastructural studies have shown that contact-inhibited cells have ordered membrane lipids and aggregated(More)