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BACKGROUND An increasing number of women are candidates for nipple preservation with mastectomy. It is unclear how previous breast surgery impacts nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. METHODS A single-institution retrospective review was performed between June of 2007 and June of 2013. RESULTS Four hundred forty-four patients(More)
1. We examined the effect of the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose on urinary albumin excretion (UAE) in streptozotocin diabetic rats. 2. Treatment with acarbose for 8 weeks after induction of diabetes prevented the significant increase in UAE observed in untreated diabetic rats relative to nondiabetic controls. 3. Acarbose significantly reduced(More)
Microalbuminuria has been established as a marker strongly predictive of diabetic nephropathy. The appearance of microalbuminuria (30-150 micrograms/min) is considered to herald incipient nephropathy, and the progression to clinical proteinuria (greater than 200 mg/24 h) is believed to reflect a shift from reversible to irreversible renal damage in diabetic(More)
Monoclonal antibodies that specifically recognize non-enzymatically glycated epitopes residing in albumin were used to measure levels of glycated albumin in the plasma of control and streptozotocin diabetic rats. Standard or sample was incubated with monoclonal antibody immobilized onto preactivated tubes, and binding was detected with enzyme-conjugated(More)
BACKGROUND Limited literature exists regarding complication rates among women undergoing breast reconstruction and the association of these rates with tissue expander types (anatomic, round and Becker). METHODS A historical cohort study investigated all breast reconstructions performed at Hadassah Medical Center for 140 consecutive women. Analyses were(More)
The stereoscopic conversions of Disney's <i>The Lion King</i> and <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> required development of novel techniques to art direct, edit, and visualize 3D depth. Producing stereo without geometric models meant the creation of an extensive toolset to create and validate plausible depth for each pixel on screen.
  • THEME PARK, AS SACRALIZED, +14 authors Kevin Vaccarella
  • 2003
The Office of Graduate Studies has verified and approved the above named committee members. iii For my family. .. Molly and Kylie – seeing the world through your eyes keeps me young and Jamie – taking this journey together makes each day new. iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Many thanks and great appreciation to my committee chair, Dr. John Kelsay, who encouraged this(More)
We present a new stereoscopic compositing technique that combines volumetric output from several stereo camera rigs. Unlike previous multi-rigging techniques, our approach does not require objects rendered with different stereo parameters to be clearly separable to prevent visual discontinuities. We accomplished that by casting not straight rays (aligned(More)
A novel enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA [Dialbumin]) for rapid office measurement of microalbuminuria was evaluated and its performance compared with that of a commercially available radioimmunoassay (double-antibody albumin). Urine samples containing between 0.75 and 1800 micrograms/ml of albumin were obtained from 31 diabetic patients and assayed(More)
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