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Huy X Ngo Phd Dissertation, Huy Ngo Oct 2018

Huy X Ngo Phd Dissertation, Huy Ngo

Huy Ngo

No abstract provided.


Anti-Inflammatory Effect Of Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside (Sdg) In Microglia, Kevin B. Seto, Kelly L. Jordan-Sciutto, Beth A. Winkelstein, Bekir Karabucak, Eric J. Granquist May 2017

Anti-Inflammatory Effect Of Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside (Sdg) In Microglia, Kevin B. Seto, Kelly L. Jordan-Sciutto, Beth A. Winkelstein, Bekir Karabucak, Eric J. Granquist

Dental Theses

Secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG) is the main plant lignan in flaxseed and has been thoroughly researched in the past decades due to its unique health properties. SDG has been shown to have therapeutic benefits for an array of diseases including breast and prostate cancer, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and radiation pneumonopathy. With a number of studies recognizing the various health benefits of SDG, few have focused on its potential anti-inflammatory effect and, specifically, its interaction with the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) pathway. Thus, the aim of this study is to elucidate the interaction between SDG and ...


Development And Presentation Of An Employer Sponsored Health Center Proposal, Johnna Costello Dec 2016

Development And Presentation Of An Employer Sponsored Health Center Proposal, Johnna Costello

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Employer managed health centers were investigated in order to develop a business proposal to present to a Midwestern city for implementation. Benefits to the employer and employee were investigated and included in the proposal. Companies of varying size have implemented successful onsite health centers and help to increase employee productivity while decreasing the overall cost of health care and health care insurance. Self-insured companies with at least 1000 employees are recommended and will provide the earliest return of investment. Lost productivity is a significant cost to the company, on average a company will spend more on lost productivity than on ...


Review Of Sherry F. Colb And Michael C. Dorf Beating Hearts: Abortion And Animal Rights, Nathan M. Nobis Dec 2015

Review Of Sherry F. Colb And Michael C. Dorf Beating Hearts: Abortion And Animal Rights, Nathan M. Nobis

Nathan M. Nobis, Ph.D.


In this book[1], law professors Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf argue that:
  1. many non-human animals, at least vertebrates, are morally considerable and prima facie wrong to harm because they are sentient, i.e., conscious and capable of experiencing pains and pleasures;
  2. most aborted human fetuses are not sentient -- their brains and nervous systems are not yet developed enough for sentience -- and so the motivating moral concern for animals doesn't apply to most abortions[2];
  3. later abortions affecting sentient fetuses, while rare, raise serious moral concerns, but these abortions -- like all abortions -- invariably involve the interests and ...


Molecular Ablation Of Tgf-Beta Signaling Pathways By Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition: The Coming Of A Promising New Era In The Treatment Of Tissue Fibrosis, Joel Rosenbloom, Sergio A. Jimenez Jan 2008

Molecular Ablation Of Tgf-Beta Signaling Pathways By Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition: The Coming Of A Promising New Era In The Treatment Of Tissue Fibrosis, Joel Rosenbloom, Sergio A. Jimenez

Selected Works of Sergio Jiménez, MD, MACR

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Allograft Inflammatory Factor 1 In Systemic Sclerosis, Francesco Del Galdo, Carol M. Artlett, Sergio A. Jimenez Nov 2006

The Role Of Allograft Inflammatory Factor 1 In Systemic Sclerosis, Francesco Del Galdo, Carol M. Artlett, Sergio A. Jimenez

Selected Works of Sergio Jiménez, MD, MACR

ABSTRACT

Purpose: To review studies which support the hypothesis that allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1), a protein initially identified in chronically rejected cardiac allografts, may be involved in the pathogenesis of the progressive fibroproliferative vasculopathy which is a hallmark of systemic sclerosis (SSc).

Recent findings: Recent findings demonstrated elevated AIF-1 expression both in SSc affected tissues and peripheral blood mononuclear cells. A detailed immunohistopathologic study examined the tissue and cellular localization of the protein in affected SSc tissues and demonstrated its expression in the endothelium of dermal and pulmonary vessels, in the pulmonary parenchyma, and in relevant inflammatory cells including T ...


Description Of Twelve Cases Of Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy And Review Of The Literature, Fabian A. Mendoza, Carol M. Artlett, Nora Sandorfi, Kevin Latinis, Sonoles Piera-Velazquez, Sergio A. Jimenez Feb 2006

Description Of Twelve Cases Of Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy And Review Of The Literature, Fabian A. Mendoza, Carol M. Artlett, Nora Sandorfi, Kevin Latinis, Sonoles Piera-Velazquez, Sergio A. Jimenez

Selected Works of Sergio Jiménez, MD, MACR

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To review the clinical and laboratory features of twelve cases of nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD) studied at our institution and of 70 previously described cases in the literature.

Methods: Clinical evaluation and laboratory studies of twelve patients with NFD associated with chronic hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis for end-stage renal disease and a review of 23 previous publications describing 70 patients with this disease.

Results: Eleven patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis and one patient undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis for end-stage renal failure developed a severe and progressive cutaneous fibrotic process with woody induration of legs, thighs, hands and forearms, and ...


Inhibition Of Collagen Gene Expression In Systemic Sclerosis Dermal Fibroblasts By Mithramycin, Nora Sandorfi, Natalia Louneva, Elena Hitraya, Gyorgy Hajnoczky, Biagio Saitta, Sergio A. Jimenez Dec 2005

Inhibition Of Collagen Gene Expression In Systemic Sclerosis Dermal Fibroblasts By Mithramycin, Nora Sandorfi, Natalia Louneva, Elena Hitraya, Gyorgy Hajnoczky, Biagio Saitta, Sergio A. Jimenez

Selected Works of Sergio Jiménez, MD, MACR

ABSTRACT

Introduction. The antitumor antibiotic mithramycin has also been shown to be a potent and effective inhibitor of fibrosis following glaucoma surgery. This DNA interacting drug displays high affinity binding to GC rich sequences in DNA, including those present in the promoter of the gene encoding the Α1 chain of type I collagen (COL1A1).

Objective. To evaluate the effects of mithramycin on the production of type I collagen in fibroblast cultures from patients with systemic sclerosis. Methods. Confluent cultures of dermal fibroblasts from patients with recent onset of the diffuse form of systemic sclerosis were treated with varius concentrations of ...


Trichloroethylene And Cardiac Malformations, Robert L. Brent Aug 2004

Trichloroethylene And Cardiac Malformations, Robert L. Brent

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

No abstract.


Utilization Of Juvenile Animals Studies To Determine The Human Effects And Risks Of Environmental Toxicants During Postnatal Developmental Stages, Robert L. Brent Jan 2004

Utilization Of Juvenile Animals Studies To Determine The Human Effects And Risks Of Environmental Toxicants During Postnatal Developmental Stages, Robert L. Brent

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

Toxicology studies utilizing animals and in-vitro cellular or tissue preparations have been used to study the toxic effects and mechanism of action of drugs and chemicals and to determine the effective and safe dose of drugs in humans and the risk of toxicity from chemical exposures. Testing in animals could be improved if animal dosing using the mg/kg basis was abandoned and drugs and chemicals were administered to compare the effects of pharmacokinetically and toxicokinetically equivalent serum levels in the animal model and human. Since alert physicians or epidemiology studies, not animal studies have discovered most human teratogens and ...


Commentary: Teratology In The 20th Century Environmental Causes Of Congenital Malformations In Humans And How They Were Established By Harold Kalter, Robert L. Brent Jan 2004

Commentary: Teratology In The 20th Century Environmental Causes Of Congenital Malformations In Humans And How They Were Established By Harold Kalter, Robert L. Brent

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

No abstract


Medical, Social And Legal Implications Of Treating Nausea And Vomiting Of Pregnancy, Robert L. Brent Jan 2002

Medical, Social And Legal Implications Of Treating Nausea And Vomiting Of Pregnancy, Robert L. Brent

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

This article will deal with medical, social, and legal implications of treating nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). Clinical problems occur when the symptoms become exaggerated and result in debilitation, dehydration, and hospitalization. The treatment of NVP in its early stages has the implication that it will prevent the more serious complications, including hospitalization. Therapeutic modalities discussed in this conference that have been used or are being tested are primarily symptomatic treatments (antihistamines, Bendectin (Merrell Dow; Cincinatti, Ohio), phenothiazines, hyponosis, accupressure, relaxation behavioral modification, audiogenic feedback training, newer medications, diet, and nutritional support). Bendectin is probably the most studied medication ...


Sensitivity Of Bovine Blastocyst Gene Expression Patterns To Culture Environments Assessed By Differential Display Rt-Pcr., D R Natale, P A De Sousa, M E Westhusin, A J Watson Nov 2001

Sensitivity Of Bovine Blastocyst Gene Expression Patterns To Culture Environments Assessed By Differential Display Rt-Pcr., D R Natale, P A De Sousa, M E Westhusin, A J Watson

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Publications

The use of culture media to support the development of preimplantation embryos to the blastocyst stage is often associated with detrimental effects on normal development. These effects have been uncovered largely by investigating the phenotypic abnormalities displayed by fetuses and newborns derived from cultured preimplantation embryos. Research to understand the impact of culture on the embryonic developmental programme has focused on embryo metabolism, gene expression and genomic imprinting. We have used differential display RT-PCR to examine culture influences on global transcript pools in bovine embryos. Others have examined culture influences on candidate "marker genes" in cultured murine, ovine and bovine ...


Teratogen Update: Reproductive Risks Of Leflunomide (Arava); A Pyrimidine Synthesis Inhibitor: Counseling Women Taking Leflunomide Before Or During Pregnancy And Men Taking Leflunomide Who Are Contemplating Fathering A Child, Robert L. Brent Feb 2001

Teratogen Update: Reproductive Risks Of Leflunomide (Arava); A Pyrimidine Synthesis Inhibitor: Counseling Women Taking Leflunomide Before Or During Pregnancy And Men Taking Leflunomide Who Are Contemplating Fathering A Child, Robert L. Brent

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

Arava™ (leflunomide) is a pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor used in the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The chemical name for leflunomide is N- (4’-trifluoromethylphenyl)-5-methylisoxazole-4-carboxamide. Because the drug has been successful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it is being widely prescribed. In spite of the clear warning that the drug should not be prescribed for pregnant women, approximately 30 women have become pregnant while taking leflunomide as of December 1999. This commentary was prepared to aid teratology counselors and genetic counselors that might be contacted by physicians or patients about the risk of leflunomide exposure during pregnancy ...