Cynthia Smith

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  • Thomas M DeChiara, David C Bowen, David M Valenzuela, Mary V Simmons, William T Poueymirou, Susan Thomas +9 others
  • 1996
Formation of neuromuscular synapses requires a series of inductive interactions between growing motor axons and differentiating muscle cells, culminating in the precise juxtaposition of a highly specialized nerve terminal with a complex molecular structure on the postsynaptic muscle surface. The receptors and signaling pathways mediating these inductive(More)
This report documents the first use of magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of living dolphins to register functional brain scans, allowing for the exploration of potential mechanisms of unihemispheric sleep. Diazepam has been shown to induce unihemispheric slow waves (USW), therefore we used functional imaging of dolphins with and without diazepam to observe(More)
Bottlenose dolphins were submitted to structural (CT) and functional (SPECT/PET) scans to investigate their in vivo anatomy and physiology with respect to structures important to hearing and echolocation. The spatial arrangement of the nasal passage and sinus air spaces to the auditory bullae and phonic lips was studied in two dolphins via CT. Air volume of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate cortical auditory function, including speech recognition, in children with benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE). METHODS Fourteen children, seven patients with BRE and seven matched controls, underwent audiometric and behavioral testing, simultaneous EEG recordings, and auditory-evoked potential recordings with speech and tones. Speech(More)
  • Zachary Baum, Michael R. Simmons, Jose H. Guardiola, Cynthia Smith, Lynn Carrasco, Joann Ha +2 others
  • 2016
Background. Many proponents for healthcare reform suggest increased cost-sharing by patients as a method to reduce overall expenditures. Prior studies on the effects of co-payments for ED visits have generally not been directed toward understanding patient attitudes/behavior at point of care. Objectives. We conducted a survey at point of care to test our(More)
Background. Cultural differences and language barriers may adversely impact patients with respect to understanding the risks/benefits of medical testing. Objective. We hypothesized that there would be no difference in Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic patients' knowledge of radiation risk that results from CT of the abdomen/pelvis (CTAP). Methods. We enrolled a(More)
  • Jeremy Kenter, Osbert Blow, Scott P. Krall, Albert Gest, Cynthia Smith, Peter B. Richman +1 other
  • 2015
Objective. A single PAN scan may provide more radiation to a patient than is felt to be safe within a one-year period. Our objective was to determine how many patients admitted to the trauma service following a PAN scan had prior CT imaging within our six-hospital system. Methods. We performed a secondary analysis of a prospectively collected trauma(More)
A tool for standardized and repeated neuropsychological assessments in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) is needed. The objective of this study was to develop a computerized neuropsychological test battery designed for INPH and to evaluate its reliability, validity and patient’s ability to complete the tests. Based on a(More)