Robert W. Garrett

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PURPOSE To examine the effect of hydrogel lens monomer constituents on protein sorption. METHODS A series of hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA)-based hydrogels with various amounts of methacrylic acid (MAA) or N-vinyl pyrrolidone (NVP) were synthesized. A radiolabel tracer technique was used to measure the amount of protein adsorbed on or penetrating into(More)
PURPOSE To examine the processes involved in formation of protein deposits on hydrogel contact lenses. METHODS The adsorption and/or penetration of lysozyme on or into three types of contact lenses, etafilcon A, vifilcon A, and tefilcon, were investigated in vitro using a radiolabel-tracer technique, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and laser scanning(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) capable of both self-renewal and differentiation into all blood lineages reside within the bone marrow in specialized microenvironmental niches. While the precise location and composition of these niches largely remains unknown, it is now believed that osteoblasts at the endosteal surface play critical roles. Among the(More)
Objective. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is typically diagnosed in advanced stages resulting in a significant reduction in the number of patients who are candidates for surgical resection. Although the majority of cases are believed to occur sporadically, about 10% show familial clustering and studies have identified an increased frequency of BRCA germline(More)
Acute esophagitis and esophageal strictures typically occur after local radiation therapy to the thoracic field. Toxicity is usually limited to the field of radiation and potentially augmented by concomitant use of chemotherapy, however esophageal stricturing due to chemotherapy alone is exceedingly rare. Gastrointestinal toxicity has been previously(More)
We present the case of a 76-year-old man with gastroduodenal intussusception secondary to a gastric hyperplastic polyp. Intussusception in the adult population occurs infrequently. Our patient presented with gastroduodenal intussusception, which is very uncommon and accounts for <10% of all types of intussusception. This case is unique in that partial(More)
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