Billy Atkins

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OBJECTIVE Right ventricular dysfunction is a poorly understood but persistent clinical problem. This study was undertaken to evaluate ventricular performance and beta-adrenergic receptor signaling in a tricuspid regurgitation model of right ventricular overload. METHODS Seventeen dogs were chronically instrumented with epicardial dimension transducers. By(More)
Fetal hypoxia is an important cause of neurologic morbidity and mortality. Hypoxia-induced increase in extracellular glutamate concentration can lead to excitotoxic neuronal death in adults. The objective of this study was to test whether chronic fetal hypoxemia increases extracellular glutamate concentration in the unanesthetized intact cerebral cortex of(More)
The cerebral cortex is a target site of ethanol teratogenesis. L-Glutamate is a major excitatory neurotransmitter that plays an important neurotrophic role in brain development. It has been proposed that optimal function of the glutamate neuronal system is required for normal brain development; overactivation could lead to excitotoxic-induced neuronal(More)
Introduction Foreword The importance of the role of the primary care provider (PCP) office in the community healthcare system has become increasingly evident with the emergence of the H1N1 novel influenza virus. Often serving as the entrance into the healthcare system, PCP offices can play a large role in alleviating surge on the hospital emergency(More)
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