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Insects possess a suite of antioxidant enzymes and small molecular weight antioxidants that may form a concatenated response to an onslaught of dietary and endogenously produced oxidants. Antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione transferase, and glutathione reductase have been characterized in insects. Water-soluble and(More)
Dehydroascorbic acid reductase, which catalyses the regeneration of ascorbic acid from dehydroascorbic acid, is reported here to occur widely among insects. Due to the reported absence of glutathione peroxidase in insects and the generally low affinity of catalase for hydrogen peroxide, dehydroascorbic acid reductase may play a pivotal role in the(More)
OBJECTIVE For over a decade, the field of medicine has recognized the importance of studying and designing strategies to prevent safety issues in hospitals and clinics. However, there has been less focus on understanding safety in prehospital emergency medical services (EMS), particularly in regard to children. Roughly 27.7 million (or 27%) of the annual(More)
INTRODUCTION Approximately 25.5 million pediatric patients are treated in Emergency Departments around the United States annually. Roughly 7% of these patients are transported by ambulance; of these, approximately 7% arrive in ambulances running red lights and sirens (RLS). Compared to those transporting without RLS, emergency vehicles employing RLS are(More)
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