C. Gaelyn Garrett

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Exposure to stress can lead to either increased stress vulnerability or enhanced resiliency. Laboratory rats are a key tool in the exploration of basic biobehavioral processes underlying individual differences in the effect of stress on subsequent stressors' impact. The Occidental low (LoS) and high (HiS) saccharin-consuming rats, which differ in emotional(More)
A technique is described for directly observing in vivo cochlear microvasculature in the gerbil for physiologic and experimentally induced changes in vessel diameter and blood flow velocity. Measurements are made from computer processed video images of surgically exposed microvessels. These images are obtained using intravital fluorescence microscopy (IFM)(More)
Minimally Invasive Surgery of the throat is predominantly performed trans-orally. Although trans-oral (TO) access provides a scarless access into the airways, its outcomes are affected by complications, high cost, and long setup time. This paper investigates the clinical motivation for trans-nasal (TN) access to the throat and presents the design and hybrid(More)
Because the vocal folds undergo repeated trauma during continuous cycles of vibration, the epithelium is routinely susceptible to damage during phonation. Excessive and prolonged vibration exposure is considered a significant predisposing factor in the development of vocal fold pathology. The purpose of the present study was to quantify the extent of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Rehabilitation of the bilaterally paralyzed human larynx remains a complex clinical problem. Conventional treatment generally involves surgical enlargement of the compromised airway, but often with resultant dysphonia and risk of aspiration. In this retrospective study, we compared one such treatment, posterior cordotomy, with unilateral(More)
Introduction: The treatment of bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) includes cordotomy, suture lateralization, arytenoidectomy, or tracheostomy. Laryngeal pacing, a novel method of treating BVFP, works by direct electrical stimulation of the Posterior Cricoarytenoid Muscle (PCA), thereby resulting in abduction of the vocal fold Methods: A total of seven(More)
Cochlear blood flow has been shown to be controlled, in part, by the sympathetic nervous system. We have used immunocytochemical staining for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) to further demonstrate the extent of catecholaminergic innervation of the cochlea. Deeply anesthetized Mongolian gerbils were systemically perfused with phosphate-buffered saline, followed by(More)
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