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BACKGROUND Several studies have indicated a connection between hand sanitization and infection control in numerous settings such as extended care facilities, schools, and hospitals. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of both a hand-hygiene message campaign and the use of an alcohol gel hand sanitizer in decreasing the incidence of(More)
BACKGROUND Limited information documents the prevention and treatment benefits of a hand care regimen using moisturizer in a controlled manner for employees in typical manufacturing situations. OBJECTIVE The objective was to assess the effectiveness of a comprehensive skin care program including skin conditioning lotion in multiple manufacturing(More)
Insulin resistance and β-cell failure are the major defects in type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, the molecular mechanisms linking these two defects remain unknown. Elevated levels of apolipoprotein CIII (apoCIII) are associated not only with insulin resistance but also with cardiovascular disorders and inflammation. We now demonstrate that local apoCIII(More)
The human genome project and its search for factors underlying human diseases has fostered a major human research effort. Therefore, unsurprisingly, in recent years we have observed an increasing number of studies on human islet cells, including disease approaches focusing on type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Yet, the field of islet and diabetes research relies(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare unenhanced computed tomography (UECT) to intravenous urography (IVU) for detecting urinary tract calculi, signs of obstruction and non-renal causes in the assessment of acute flank pain, and in their interobserver agreement. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this prospective study, carried out at a university(More)
Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) hydrolyzes triglycerides in plasma lipoproteins and enables uptake of lipolysis products for energy production or storage in tissues. Our aim was to study the localization of LPL and its endothelial anchoring protein glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored high density lipoprotein-binding protein 1 (GPIHBP1) in mouse pancreas, and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK) and tolerability of a proprietary sirolimus depot-forming ocular formulation in rabbits and humans after a single intravitreal (i.v.t.) injection. METHODS New Zealand White (NZW) rabbits were intravitreally injected in both eyes with an injectable formulation in 5 (3 PK and 2 tolerability) studies. The rabbits(More)
The aim of the current study is to investigate the effect of combination of glibenclamide; an anti-diabetic drug and simvastatin; a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor on long-term (four weeks) alloxan-induced diabetes rats (ADRs). Methods: Alloxan (120 mg/kg body weight, BW) was injected intra-peritonially (i.p.) in rats. At first alloxan (120 mg/kg BW) induced(More)