W. E. Nelson

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Results of "training" rodents for bioassay of synthetic corticosteroids are not consistent with expectations presumably based upon earlier implied claims stemming, perhaps, from over behavioral patterns displayed by handled as compared to nonhandled rodents (or the observer's wishful thinking?). At the timepoints investigated, "habituation" of mature mice(More)
Mice feeding ad lib were subjected to weekly 12-hr shifts of the daily light-dark (LD) schedule beginning at either 7, 20 or 52 weeks of age and continuing until death. Other mice were meal-fed and, from 7 weeks of age until death, experienced weekly 12-hr shifts of the LD schedule alone (with mealtime fixed) or of both the LD schedule and mealtime.(More)
Evidence that food restriction alters circadian rhythms as it prolongs the healthful life of rats and mice is reviewed. Because rhythms in different variables are changed in different ways, the circadian organization that is characteristic of freely feeding animals is disrupted. In the case of daily food restriction (meal feeding), the extent of disruption(More)
The differential diagnosis of heavy proteinuria presenting early after kidney transplantation has generally included de novo or recurrent glomerulonephritis (GN), whereas proteinuria is thought to be an unusual presentation of acute allograft rejection. We retrospectively analyzed the characteristics of 7 patients who presented with early (median 9 days(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is associated with higher mortality. Identification of causes of death and contemporary risk factors for all-cause mortality may guide interventions. METHODS AND RESULTS In the Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared with Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial(More)
Twenty-three patients with end-stage renal failure due to diabetic nephropathy received renal replacement treatment. All patients had insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Nineteen transplants were performed in seventeen patients. Two-year graft survival for all transplants was 74% with a two-year patient survival post-transplantation of 81%. Overall(More)
Chronobiologic facts, concepts and methods are relevant to gerontology and geriatrics. Circadian and other rhythms are prominent sources of predictable variation requiring a reassessment of the "normal range" at all ages. Changes in the characteristics (e.g., the amplitude) of these rhythms during aging emphasize the need for careful evaluation of time(More)
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