Webster G Ross

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The relation between total serum cholesterol level and thromboembolic or nonhemorrhagic stroke is controversial. The Honolulu Heart Program cohort of Japanese-American men provides data which show that elevated serum cholesterol is an independent predictor of thromboembolic stroke as well as coronary heart disease (CHD). The data are(More)
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), an antimalarial agent used to treat patients with autoimmune diseases, has been shown to suppress human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication in T cells and monocytes in vitro by inhibiting posttranscriptional modification of the virus. An initial randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted in 38(More)
Purkinje cell axonal swellings ("torpedoes"), described in several cerebellar disorders as well as essential tremor (ET), have not been quantified in common neurodegenerative conditions. The aim of this study was to quantify torpedoes Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) compared with ET and control brains. Brains included 40 ET cases (34(More)
Selective delivery of low-dose streptokinase was effective in the treatment of embolic occlusion of the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries. The two-catheter technique resulted in complete lysis of clot in the celiac artery and improvement in patency of the superior mesenteric artery. The procedure restored effective mesenteric blood flow and provided(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the relation between height, FOXO3 genotype and age of death in humans. METHODS Observational study of 8,003 American men of Japanese ancestry from the Honolulu Heart Program/Honolulu-Asia Aging Study (HHP/HAAS), a genetically and culturally homogeneous cohort followed for over 40 years. A Cox regression model with age as the time(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence of diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and World Health Organization (WHO) classifications in a sample of elderly Japanese-American men; to examine the association with total and cardiovascular mortality by diabetes status using both classifications; and to determine whether the fasting or 2-h(More)
The karyomgrams of normal human livers (50 biopsides from patients of varied age) and of fatty livers (350 biopsies from patients with diabetes, alcoholism, and fatty cirrhosis) were investigated. The nuclear diameters were measured with an analyzer of particle size--the "TGZ-3 Zeiss"--, the cut surface of the nuclei was determined and the nuclei(More)