Charissa M Wong

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Indicators of persistent pain in preterm neonates are poorly defined. In the setting of a double blind, placebo-controlled trial investigating morphine use in ventilated preterm infants (NEOPAIN Trial) we aimed to identify factors that may be useful in assessing persistent pain. Twenty-two babies (morphine 12; placebo 10) were assessed for comfort, pain or(More)
BACKGROUND Acute cellular rejection is a major cause of morbidity after lung transplantation. Because regulatory T (Treg) cells limit rejection of solid organs, we hypothesized that donor-reactive Treg increase after transplantation with development of partial tolerance and decrease relative to conventional CD4 (Tconv) and CD8 T cells during acute cellular(More)
Fetal interventions to diagnose and treat congenital anomalies are growing in popularity but often lead to preterm labor. The possible contribution of the maternal adaptive immune system to postsurgical pregnancy complications has not been explored. We recently showed that fetal intervention in mice increases maternal T cell trafficking into the fetus and(More)
BACKGROUND Substance P (SP) and neurokinin A (NKA) are neuropeptides that have been researched as pain markers in adults, as they are involved in transmission and modulation of pain signals. There is a potential role for them as neurochemical markers of pain in neonates, but this has never previously been investigated. AIM To establish normative values of(More)
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