Sarah Stewart de Ramirez

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Substantial evidence suggests an increasing burden of hypertension (HTN) in urban sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, data on HTN prevalence in rural SSA are sparse. In a cross-sectional study, we investigated magnitude and correlates of HTN in rural SSA. Study participants (N=1485), 18 years and above, were selected using a stratified random sampling(More)
Acknowledgments This Report was made possible by the hard work of the law enforcement officers from the Chicago Police Department, Evanston Police Department and Joliet Police Department who participated in the Pilot Study, tirelessly collected the data, filled out the forms and responded to the surveys. These officers put forth a tremendous effort and(More)
Erythropoietin gene expression is greatly stimulated under conditions of hypoxia. The activation of the erythropoietin gene appears regulated primarily at the level of gene transcription. To study cis-acting elements involved in the response to hypoxia a mini-gene was constructed by an internal deletion from exon II to V of the human erythropoietin gene and(More)
The thyroid gland derives its name from the shape of the nearby thyroid cartilage (from the Greek, meaning “shield”). Although it varies, the isthmus is usually centered over the third tracheal ring. Normal adult thyroid dimensions are a height of 5 cm, thickness of 1.5 cm, isthmus thickness of 0.5 cm, volume of 10 cm, and weight of 12 to 20 g. Thyroid(More)
Hemicentins are conserved extracellular matrix proteins characterized by a single von Willebrand A (VWA) domain at the amino terminus, a long stretch (>40) of tandem immunoglobulin domains, multiple tandem epidermal growth factors (EGFs), and a single fibulin-like carboxyl-terminal module. In Caenorhabditis elegans, hemicentin is secreted from muscle and(More)