Danika C A Lyons

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OBJECTIVES To test the influence of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) on normal and ischemic wounds in a noncontractive dermal ulcer standardized model in the rabbit ear and to assay the levels of both VEGF and basic fibroblastic growth factor messenger RNA levels in normal and ischemic wounds at different intervals during the healing process. (More)
To evaluate the potential use of recombinant DNA-produced alpha-1-antitrypsin (alpha-1-AT) to augment the lung antineutrophil elastase defenses in alpha-1-AT deficiency, we compared the kinetics of intravenously administered recombinant produced alpha-1-AT (r alpha-1-AT) and purified normal human plasma alpha-1-AT (p alpha-1-AT) in the blood and lung of(More)
We have investigated the effect of cysteine to serine substitutions in human basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on the formation of inclusion bodies in Escherichia coli. Using a temperature-sensitive expression, system, about 30% of human bFGF, which contains four cysteines at positions 26, 70, 88, and 93, is deposited into inclusion bodies. A single(More)
Opiate reward memories are powerful triggers for compulsive opiate-seeking behaviors. The basolateral amygdala (BLA) is an important structure for the processing of opiate-related associative memories and is functionally linked to the mesolimbic dopamine (DA) pathway. Transmission through intra-BLA DA D1-like and D2-like receptors independently modulates(More)
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is a key neural region involved in opiate-related reward memory processing. AMPA receptor transmission in the mPFC modulates opiate-related reward memory processing, and chronic opiate exposure is associated with alterations in intra-mPFC AMPA receptor function. The objectives of this study were to examine how(More)
In order to examine the electrocardiographic (ECG) changes which occur with advancing age we defined an apparently healthy reference population derived from prospectively followed subjects of the Framingham Heart Study. Healthy subjects were clinically free of hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and valve disease and were not(More)
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) frequently present with symptoms of depression and anxiety. The objective of this study is to determine if treatment with positive airway pressure (PAP) improves symptoms of depression and anxiety. A systematic review was conducted to identify clinical trials of PAP that contained a validated measure of depression(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections occurring within communities are increasing and can affect healthy individuals who have had little to no experience with hospital or healthcare settings (community-associated MRSA, CA-MRSA). CA-MRSA infections have multiple presentations which can make diagnosis and timely treatment difficult yet(More)
BACKGROUND Ketoconazole was the first broad-spectrum oral antifungal agent available to treat systemic and superficial mycoses. Evidence of hepatotoxicity associated with its use emerged within the first few years of its approval. Growing evidence of serious side effects including endocrine dysregulation, several drug interactions, and death led to the(More)