Amy W. Davis

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BACKGROUND White piedra is a fungal infection of the hair shaft caused by species of Trichosporon. Rarely has this infection been reported in the United States. Historically, infected individuals required shaving of their hair to achieve clearance of the infection. OBJECTIVE We sought to describe 8 cases of Trichosporon scalp infections seen in the(More)
Follistatin-like protein 1 (FSTL-1) has recently been described as a critical mediator of CIA and a marker of disease activity. Lyme arthritis, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, shares similarities with autoimmune arthritis and the experimental murine model collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). Because FSTL-1 is important in CIA and autoimmune arthritides, and(More)
Lyme arthritis, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, has similarities to rheumatoid arthritis and its experimental murine model, collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). Currently, no common strain exists for examination of arthritis models of Lyme arthritis and CIA, which are typically studied in C3H/HeJ and DBA/1 mice, respectively. The aim of this study was to(More)
The spectrum of clinical presentations in pediatric skin and soft-tissue lesions often makes diagnosis challenging. Delays in diagnosis and subsequent treatment can be life threatening, and they can subject patients to more complicated reconstruction. This retrospective case series reviews the presentation, management, and current literature on eight(More)
Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are the most common complication of osteoporosis, affecting more than 700,000 Americans annually. Fracture risk increases with age, with four in 10 white women older than 50 years experiencing a hip, spine, or vertebral fracture in their lifetime. VCFs can lead to chronic pain, disfigurement, height loss, impaired(More)
We present a 21-year-old male with a neck mass diagnosed as medulloepithelioma. Despite aggressive chemo- and radio-therapy, the tumor metastasized and proved fatal after seventeen months. The tumor demonstrated robust immunohistochemical expression of multiple markers of embryonic/neural stem cells and embryogenesis from the paraffin embedded tissue. The(More)
m-Chloroperoxybenzoic acid (CPBA),which induces ornithine decarboxylase activity as much as 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA), was tested for its ability to induce DNA synthesis, hydroperoxide (HPx) production, and tumor promotion in mouse epidermis in vivo. After an early inhibition, CPBA stimulates DNA synthesis, a response which is maintained(More)