Susan E Donahue

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) are in positive phosphorus balance, but phosphorus levels are maintained in the normal range through phosphaturia induced by increases in fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) and parathyroid hormone (PTH). This provides the rationale for recommendations to restrict dietary(More)
An uncontrolled trial reported that sodium thiosulfate reduces formation of calcium kidney stones in humans, but this has not been established in a controlled human study or animal model. Using the genetic hypercalciuric rat, an animal model of calcium phosphate stone formation, we studied the effect of sodium thiosulfate on urine chemistries and stone(More)
OBJECTIVES Malabsorptive bariatric procedures such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) place patients at risk for developing kidney stones. Stone risk factors after purely restrictive procedures such as gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy are not well characterized. Therefore, we performed a study to examine urinary risk factors of patients who underwent(More)
Embryos were collected from 4 lines of Targhee sheep between 1986 and 1990. The lines were selected for preweaning growth rate (Lines DH and HW) or for multiple births (Line HT); Line C served as an unselected control group. Estrus was synchronized using fluorogestone acetate-impregnated vaginal pessaries, and ewes were superovulated with FSH. Embryos at(More)
The effect of fetal and maternal genotype on embryo survival was studied in two lines of mice from the same base population: line E, selected for high embryo survival, and line CN-, selected for small litter size. Embryos were collected at 3.5 days postcoitus from normally mated donors of both lines and were transferred to the uteri of 2.5-day(More)
A simple method was developed for nonsurgical transfer of mouse embryos which enabled transfer to both uterine horns. Embryos were picked up in a modified capillary tube and transferred through the cervix into each uterine horn of an unanesthetized mouse. A glass speculum was used to facilitate location of the cervix. The technique was found to be as(More)
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