Darin S Krygier

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Aerial respiration of the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis, can be operantly conditioned; however, the parameters necessary to produce long-term (LTM) or intermediate term memory (ITM) have not previously been investigated. We conducted training using procedures that varied in the duration of the training session, the number of training sessions per day or the(More)
The cellular basis of long-term memory (LTM) storage is not completely known. We have developed a preparation where we are able to specify that a single identified neuron, Right Pedal Dorsal 1 (RPeD1), is a site of LTM formation of associative learning in the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. We demonstrated this by ablating the soma of the neuron but leaving(More)
BACKGROUND Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic inflammatory disease that is successfully treated with prednisone and/or azathioprine immunosuppressive therapy in 70% to 80% of patients. The remaining patients are intolerant or refractory to these standard medications. Budesonide, a synthetic glucocorticoid, undergoes a high degree of first-pass(More)
BACKGROUND For patients requiring colonoscopy while admitted to hospital, achieving adequate cleansing of the colon is often difficult. OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of patient education, in the form of both counselling and written instructions, on bowel cleanliness at colonoscopy. METHODS A total of 38 inpatients at a tertiary care hospital in(More)
Parvovirus B19 induced acute hepatitis and hepatic failure have been previously reported, mainly in children. Very few cases of parvovirus induced hepatic failure have been reported in adults and fewer still have required liver transplantation. We report the case of a 55-year-old immunocompetent woman who developed fulminant hepatic failure after acute(More)
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) refers to the rapid development of severe acute liver injury with impaired synthetic function and encephalopathy in a person who previously had a normal liver or had wellcompensated liver disease. The potential causes of FHF are numerous, but viral or toxin-induced hepatitis are the most common. Clozapineinduced(More)
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that can involve any portion of the GI tract, leading to disabling symptoms and complications. Standard treatment with 5-aminosalicylic acid, antibiotics, corticosteroids and immunosuppressives has limited efficacy and is associated with serious potential adverse events. The anti-TNF-alpha agents are(More)