Theresa Brennan

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In-stent restenosis is commonly observed in coronary arteries after intervention. Intravascular brachytherapy has been found effective in reducing the recurrence of restenosis after stent placement. Conventional dosing models for brachytherapy with beta (beta) radiation neglect vessel geometry as well as the position of the delivery catheter. This paper(More)
A computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis is pre sented to describe local flow dynamics in both 3-D spatial and 4-D spatial and temporal domains from reconstructions of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and bi-plane angiographic fusion images. A left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery segment geometry was accurately reconstructed and subsequently(More)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is characterized by the progression of atherosclerosis, a complex pathological process involving the initiation, deposition, development, and breakdown of the plaque. The blood flow mechanics in arteries play a critical role in the targeted locations and progression of atherosclerotic plaque. In coronary arteries with motion(More)
This work describes the in situ synthesis of oligonucleotide arrays on glass surfaces. These arrays are composed of features defined and separated by differential surface tension (surface tension arrays). Specifically, photolithographic methods were used to create a series of spatially addressable, circular features containing an amino-terminated(More)
Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works, must be obtained from the IEEE. ABSTRACT A common hypothesis is(More)
An experimental evaluation of several different pooling strategies for combinatorial libraries was conducted using a library of 810 compounds and an enzyme inhibition assay (phospholipase A2). The library contained compounds with varying degrees of activity as well as inactive compounds. The compounds were synthesized in groups of three and pooled together(More)
Intravascular brachytherapy has shown to reduce re-occurrence of in-stent restenosis in coronary arteries. For beta radiation, application time is determined from source activity and the angiographically estimated vessel diameter. Conventionally used dosing models assume a straight vessel with the catheter centered and a constant-diameter circular cross(More)
The mechanisms of plaque development in coronary arteries are not yet completely understood. Vessel geometry influences the local hemodynamics within a vessel, and the resulting wall shear stress in turn influences plaque development. Previously, we showed in-vivo that plaque tends to accumulate more on the inner curvature of a vessel than on its outer(More)
  • V A Batarin, T Brennan, +40 authors J Yarba
  • 2008
We report on the effects of radiation on the light output of lead tungstate crystals. The crystals were irradiated by pure, intense high energy electron and hadron beams as well as by a mixture of hadrons, neutrons and gammas. The crystals were manufactured in Bogoroditsk, Apatity (both Russia), and Shanghai (China). These studies were carried out at the(More)
It has become widely accepted that individual genetic variation is a prime determinant in both disease susceptibility and toxic response to therapeutic agents and xenobiotics. Emerging genetic sequence data and phenotype association studies are expected to enable disease risk prediction and guide subsequent therapeutic approaches in individual cases.(More)