Angela Mansell

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Ketamine is an injectable anesthetic agent that has been shown to interact as an agonist at opiate receptors. In addition, its antinociceptive action in rats is antagonized by the narcotic receptor antagonist naloxone. Thus it was assumed that the anesthetic may activate the pain inhibitory pathway, originating in the periaqueductal gray (PAG) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether physiological severity of asthma is associated with increased psychological symptoms in children. METHOD Participants were 337 children, aged 7 to 19 years (mean 11.9, SE 0.13), and a parent of each child. Children's asthma severity was rated by experienced pediatric asthma specialists using current guidelines from the(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study implements an experimental paradigm to examine airway reactivity to stress in children with asthma and controls. METHOD 114 children with asthma and 30 controls (ages 9-15) participated. The protocol involved 5 min of baseline physiological measurements followed by a 5-min stressful task. Skin conductance (EDG), skin(More)
Recent changes in employment conditions have resulted in the increased exposure of workers to unfavorable job characteristics and to consequential increases in adverse individual and organizational health outcomes. In this article the authors evaluate the steps undertaken by one proactive employer to reduce these adverse outcomes. Three organization-wide(More)
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