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Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a rare condition in which there is purple discoloration of the urine with its collecting bag and associated tubing occurs. It is considered a benign condition. We report an unusual case of PUBS in an 87-year-old female from nursing home who had a history of recurrent UTI. She also had a history of ureteral obstruction(More)
The micropipette aspiration technique was used to investigate the deformation properties of a panel of nontransformed and transformed rat fibroblasts derived from the same normal cell line. In this method, a step negative pressure is applied to the cell via a micropipette and the aspiration distance into the pipette as a function of time is determined using(More)
This study was designed to measure the effects of variations in the length of pretreatment with a GnRH agonist, leuprolide acetate (LA), on subsequent follicular development and ovulation. The hypothesis was that the duration of LA suppression of pituitary function does not adversely affect ovarian response to standardized ovulation induction protocols in(More)
Individually housed male AKR/NCrlBR mice used in a chronic inhalation experiment were noted to develop a severe obstructive genitourinary condition. The mouse urologic syndrome (MUS) had one or more of the following features: bladder distension; peripreputial urine staining, alopecia, and edema; paraphimosis; urethral blockage; ulcerative balanophosthitis;(More)
Fibrin glue is composed of two separate solutions of fibrinogen and thrombin. When mixed together, these two solutions mimic the final stages of the clotting cascade to form a fibrin clot. Because the resulting fibrin patch is a good medium for microbial growth, the addition of antibiotics to one of the components of fibrin glue has been shown to reduce(More)
In these studies we have evaluated the effects of age, genetic background, and housing conditions on the NK-cell activity of nude mice measured in vitro and resistance to tumor metastasis in vivo. BALB/cAnN nude mice exhibited lower levels of NK-cell-mediated cytotoxicity than age-matched N:NIH(S) nude mice maintained under similar housing conditions. The(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated from specific-pathogen-free rodents in two rooms at a commercial breeding facility during vendor surveillance testing. In a survey of 274 animals from the two rooms over a period of 7 months, capsular serotype 35 S. pneumoniae was isolated from the upper respiratory tracts of 11% (9 of 82) of C57BL/6 mice in room A and(More)
The incidence of hydronephrosis was determined in nine production colonies of Crl:CD (SD) BR rats (CD rats). Kidneys from 3909 rats were examined and 79 (2.0%) had unilateral or bilateral hydronephrosis. A colony with a relatively high incidence of hydronephrosis (4.1%) was chosen for further study. In unselected rats from this colony the incidence in(More)