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One hundred twenty patients from each of 6 family practices were surveyed to determine the prevalence of symptom-based psychiatric illness (emotional distress) in family practice. Assessments of presence or absence of emotional distress and the severity of this distress were made using ratings made by the treating physician and by the patient. Nineteen(More)
Olfactory marker protein (OMP) genomic clones were isolated from a Charon 4A phage lambda rat genomic library. A 16.5-kilobase (kb) fragment of the rat genome containing the gene was isolated and characterized. Sequence analysis of the gene showed the absence of introns and the lack of CAAT and TATA boxes in the 5' flanking region. The transcription(More)
We have exploited the structural homology, but different patterns of expression of the murine and human Thy-1 genes to map a number of tissue-specific enhancer elements in the genes. All of these are located downstream from the site of transcriptional initiation. The human gene contains separate elements which direct expression to the kidney or spleen(More)
The process of learning involves stable changes in synaptic efficacy for which long-term potentiation (LTP) provides a widely adopted mammalian model. Synaptic modification induced by learning or LTP may involve the action of cell adhesion molecules. One such candidate is the ubiquitous neuronal glycoprotein Thy-1. In mice in which the gene encoding Thy-1(More)
OBJECTIVE To more fully define the influence of COPD in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS One hundred ninety-one patients with COPD underwent CABG from March 1, 1995, to June 21, 1996. There were 129 male and 62 female patients. The mean age was 69 years (45 to 86 years). Patients with COPD were defined according to the(More)
Cellular topography within the highly polarized surface epithelia can be used to identify the location of the stem cells. In some instances, this can be quite precise and allows the characteristics of stem cells to be studied. Our current knowledge of the stem cell population in murine epidermis and small intestinal crypts is reviewed. In the epidermis, the(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical circulatory assist industries have developed ventricular assist devices (VAD) for short-, intermediate-, and long-term use. The purpose of this report is to describe the progress made with the ABIOMED Biventricular System (BVS) 5000 (ABIOMED, Inc, Danvers, MA) short-term VAD. METHODS From June 1994 through August 2000, all(More)
We have identified some unusually persistent label-retaining cells in the hair follicles of mice, and have investigated their role in hair growth. Three-dimensional reconstruction of dorsal underfur follicles from serial sections made 14 mo after complete labeling of epidermis and hair follicles in neonatal mice disclosed the presence of highly persistent(More)
The distribution of Thy-1 in the retina and optic nerve has been examined immunohistochemically, and compared to that of the astrocytic marker glial fibrillary acidic protein. The axons and cell bodies of ganglion cells were found to be Thy-1 positive as were processes within the inner plexiform layer. Transection of the optic nerve in the neonatal rat(More)
BACKGROUND Right ventricular (RV) failure after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement is a serious complication and is difficult to predict. In the era of destination therapy and the total artificial heart, predicting post-LVAD RV failure requiring mechanical support is extremely important. METHODS We reviewed patient characteristics, laboratory(More)