Cindy E Hudson

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Eosinophilic leukocytes have been implicated as primary effector cells in inflammatory and allergic diseases. When activated by cytokines, human eosinophils secrete and produce a variety of proinflammatory or tissue damaging substances. Although well known for their chemoattractant effects, little is known about the precise contribution of the(More)
This study examined lifestyle behaviors (food intake, active play, and screen time), parental perception of children's weight, and body mass index (BMI) of children enrolled in Head Start. Ninety-six parent-child dyads participated. Obesity prevalence (15.6%) was higher than the national average (10.4%); however, most parents (86.5%) of obese children did(More)
Clinical studies have reported that the nicotinic receptor agonist varenicline improves balance and coordination in patients with several types of ataxia, but confirmation in an animal model has not been demonstrated. This study investigated whether varenicline and nicotine could attenuate the ataxia induced in rats following destruction of the(More)
Treatment with testosterone propionate (TP) and diethylstilbestrol (DES) or TP and estradiol (E2) for 8-9 months causes development of leiomyosarcomas in the vas deferens or uterus of Golden Syrian hamsters at a frequency of 100%. In males, treatment with estrogens alone results in renal tumors, fatal within 6 months. No leiomyosarcomas have been detected(More)
Syrian hamsters treated with estrogen and androgen for 8 months develop leiomyosarcomas in the vas deferens. Metabolism of estrogen by cytochrome P450s (CYPs) produces catechols and reactive oxygen species, and may contribute to tumor formation. To examine this issue, male hamsters were treated with 17 beta-estradiol (E2), testosterone propionate (TP) or(More)
The obesity epidemic disproportionately affects African American children ages 2 to 18 years of age. The author performed an integrative review of the literature pertaining to African American childhood obesity prevention. The 28 research articles that met the inclusion criteria for this integrative review were primarily comprised of descriptive studies,(More)
Obesity in children is a significant public health concern. The prevalence of obesity in Black preschoolers (ages 2-5 years) is slightly higher than in whites. However, by age 6, Black children experience higher obesity prevalence. The consequences to health throughout childhood and into adulthood have both medical and economic cost to individuals and(More)
Universities and the Veterans Administration are developing educational partnerships through the Veterans Administration Nursing Academy (VANA). We describe the design of an innovative approach to teach population-focused care in a healthcare setting for veterans using a service-learning model. This learning strategy required the development of a community(More)
Members of the glutathione S-transferase (GST) family of detoxification enzymes play a role in chemotherapy resistance in certain cancers but have not been directly implicated as agents whose absence may predispose tissues to hormonally induced tumorigenesis. Here we report the development of a polyclonal antiserum to a hamster mu class GST, and(More)
This article describes an innovative approach to introducing RN-to-BSN students to nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP). Reverse engineering updates an existing EBP project to better emphasize the role of research and evidence to practicing RNs enrolled in an RN-to-BSN program. Reverse engineering of a nursing practice guideline offers a(More)