Sharon Kalina

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AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate possible deterioration of salivary gland function due to radioiodine therapy with low activities using standardized quantitative salivary gland scintigraphy (qSZ). In addition, the prevalence of sialopathies was estimated in patients with thyroid dysfunction. METHODS Prior to routine thyroid scintigraphy qSZ was(More)
This data review reports the results of 15 patients who were treated with Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC) negative pressure therapy system in addition to the timed, intermittent delivery of an instilled topical solution for management of their complex, infected wounds. Prospective data for 15 patients treated with negative pressure wound therapy(More)
A modified technique for the transplantation of primarily vascularized mouse kidneys is described in which the donor was prepared by exposure of the left kidney, dissection of the suprarenal aorta and vena cava and of the ureter and bladder. The recipient was prepared by exposure of the infrarenal aorta and vena cava and isolation of approximately 1 cm of(More)
Essential fatty acid deficiency has been reported to result in depletion of interstitial macrophages from rat kidneys and to permit transplantation of these kidneys across a fully allogeneic barrier without need for immunosuppression. In view of the potential for application of this phenomenon to xenografts, this study attempted to confirm the observation.(More)
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